FANDOM


Welcome to Dawn of War Resurgence:

The year is 1948. World War II has ended in an overwhelming victory for the Western Allies and Soviet Union. There lies one exception, the co-belligerent South American federation or officially, the Federation de Sudamerica. Fought to a bloody stalemate in Central America and with both superpowers burning coastal cities on the Gulf Coast to the ground, President Truman and the Western allies sign a bitter and hollow ringing peace with the "Great Other" to the south.

As Europe reels from the shattering of the whole of her society, the bringing of the holocaust into the light, and the deaths of untold millions, the British and French see their empires fall into unrest and disarray. The Franco-British Alliance, however, stands true throughout the storm. With French pride restored with the general uprising of 1945 bringing General de Gaulle into Paris and the arrival of hundreds of thousands of Allied troops, the two nations seek to bring European solidarity and unity. They strive to remain independent and relevant on the global stage. Only time will tell if they succeed.

While the rest of the world has ripped itself apart, Asia in no exception. China has fought until the bitter end and stands victorious. The Japanese have inflicted untold atrocities on the Chinese nation. With the direct Invasion of Japan in 1946 by the Americans, and the Japanese troops languishing from logistical issues on the continent, Chiang Kai-Shek takes action. Launching the Tigers offensive of 46 the Chinese Army surges through China recapturing territory and pushing the Japanese off the continent in six months restoring order to most of China in the process. In a quick moment, the Chinese united front collapses and the Chinese civil war resumes lasting another two years. As Japanese Emperor surrenders the Chinese civil war finally ends with the Nationalists having destroyed all major opponents to their rule. Asia stands battered and broken, yet the Middle Kingdom is once again reunited and strikes out onto the world Stage.

The hollow victory of World War II leaving yet the strongest of the Axis powers intact, and with the Soviets and Chinese looking to dominant their own regions, many say that the Second World War was just the beginning of  a new era. One filled with war, death, and destruction. Yet another War stands ready on the Horizon.



Timeline and national backstories

Rules

The Main Rules of the Game are as follows. If any issues crop up, Mods and I will convene to edit or consider adding or changing rules.


Dawn of War algorithms

  • The main goal of these rules are to keep the game realistic. Every turn must be plausible and no one can achieve world domination in ten turns.
  • A turn is one day. Each turn is composed of actions, which can be militaristic, economic, diplomatic or constructive.
  • Turns begin at 12:00 Noon CST (5:00 PM UTC/1:00 PM EST). Do not edit past turns.
  • Any conquered lands have their inhabitants and they must be dealt with.
  • Keep in mind the linguistic effects of conquering and colonisation.
  • Every five years a map is to be made. A moderator marked as the Mapmaker will edit the map.
  • Every map must be saved as a .png on the current map template.
  • Each player will "call" a nation, this will be their main nation.
  • The moderators of this game have the power to grant and regulate all technology for each state as well as regulate plausibility. They also have the right to create random yet plausible and fair events in any and every nation throughout the course of the game.
  • Espionage is allowed and will be detailed later, there is a clear distinction between espionage and meta-gaming.
  • Alliances and unions are allowed as is bargaining to achieve these, although remember to be plausible.
  • If a nation is inactive then it is considered to have become isolationist and is fair game for conquering and attacking. However, there will be resistance.
  • There are super-national confederations (e.g., The Holy Roman Empire, The Kalmar Union, The European Union, The African Union, etc). They function like alliances and can be broken and formed.
  • You can commission privateers to raid a nation's shipping but they will reduce relations with the nation you hired them against.
  • The game ends in the present year.
  • Profile pages for your state are highly recommended. See here for an example.
  • If you are new, you may start the game in the turn that you joined.
  • No editing any past turns to contradict events which have already happened.
  • Not everyone can have an industrialized, liberal, stable, peaceful nation.
  • Unless your nation has been annexed in a war or vassalized as a result of war (see the mods for the last one), you may not switch nations.

Moderators

Head Mod/Creator: Feudy McPlagueface (talk)

Co-Mod: Orwell (Map guy)

Co-Mod: NK (Co moderator)

Co-Mod: Position to be filled

Game Map

DoW Base Map



Sign ups







Nations List

North America:

South America:

  • Flag of the Federation Federation of South America - (Ultra-nationalist Democracy) - Feudy McPlagueface (talk) 01:02, August 26, 2019 (UTC)
    • Guatemala (Federation Client State) -
    • Honduras (Federation Client State) -
    • El Salvador (Federation Client State) -
    • Costa Rica (Federation Client State) -
    • Panama (Annexed to the Federation) -
    • Dominican Republic (Federation Client State) -
    • Haiti (Federation Client State) -

Europe:

  • Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom (Constitutional Monarchy) - * 카와이 카매 (talk) g greg e (talk) (was told to do this on discord per UT/KK)
  • Flag of France France (Democracy) - Th3Legnd27
  • Flag of Spain Spain (fascist) - User:Person67  -
  • Flag of Italy Italian Republic  (Fledgling Democracy) - [1]Enrico Soares
  • Flag of Portugal Portugal (fascist) - 
  • Merchant Flag of Germany (1946-1949) West Germany (Allied occupation) -
  • Flag of East Germany East Germany (Soviet occupation) -
  • Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands (democracy) -
  • Flag of Switzerland Switzerland (democracy) -
  • Flag of Austria West Austria (Allied occupation) -
  • Flag of Austria East Austria (Soviet occupation) -
  • Flag of Poland Poland (communist) -  
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Czechoslovakia (communist) -
  • Flag of Hungarian MSK (IM) Hungary (communist) -
  • Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992) Yugoslavia (communist) - 
  • Flag of Romania Romania (Soviet occupation) - 
  • Flag of Albania Albania (communist) -
  • Flag of Greece (1822-1978) Greece (Constitutional monarchy) -  > be Ycasto > sign up for this
  • Flag of Bulgaria (1948-1967) Bulgaria (communist) - 
  • Flag of the Soviet UnionUSSR (communist) With Blood and Iron (talk) 04:39, 04:39, August 26, 2019 (UTC)
    • Moldova (annexed) -
    • Estonia (annexed) -
    • Lithuania (annexed) -
    • Latvia (annexed) -
  • Greenland (democracy) -
  • Flag of Norway Norway (democracy) - 
  • Flag of Sweden Sweden (democracy) - 
  • Flag of Denmark Denmark (democracy) -
  • Flag of Iceland Iceland (democracy) -
  • Flag of Ireland Ireland (Democracy) - 

Asia

  • Flag of the Republic of ChinaRepublic of China (Democracy)      Cthulhu     Wolf hd by arma3lonewolf-d8m9rto   Deadly State of Mind Leader of the Knights of Scraw. 
  • Korea (Joint Occupational Government) - 
  • Empire of Japan (Occupational Government under MacArthur) - Kqbj 8:41 MST
  • Flag of the Philippines Philippines (American Commonwealth) - DRAFIGO13 (talk) 15:02, August 26, 2019 (UTC)
  • Tibet (Theocracy) - 
  • French Indochina (Colony) - Th3Legnd27
    • Laos - Th3Legnd27
    • Cambodia - Th3Legnd27
    • Vietnam - Spar/Th3Legnd27
  • Siam (Monarchy) - 
  • British Sarawak (Colony) -
  • NAV Flag of Malaya Republic of Malaya (Colony) - Reximus (Talk)
  • Dutch Indonesia (Colonial government) - NovaImperiumGaming
    • Sumatra -
    • Java -
    • Brunei -
    • New Guinea -
  • Portuguese East Timor (colony) -
  • Dominion of India - Dev (AshokSurya)
    • Bengal -
    • Burma -
    • Vijayanagar -
    • Assam -
    • Pakistan -
    • Rajastan -
    • Hyderabad -
  • Portuguese India (Colony) -
  • Afghanistan (Government unclear/Democracy) - Majestral1 (talk) 05:32, August 27, 2019 (UTC)
  • Iran (Monarchy) -
  • Yemen (British Colonial government) -
  • Kuwait (British Colonial government) -
  • Abu Dabi (British Colonial government) -
  • Oman (British Colonial government) -
  • Saudi Arabia (Monarchy) - Firesofdoom (talk)
  • Condominium of Egypt and Sudan (British Colonial government) - Redbaran45 (talk) 03:55, August 27, 2019 (UTC)
  • French Mandate of Syria - Th3Legnd27 
  • British Mandate of Transjordan - 
  • Mandatory Palestine (Colonial government nigh on civil war between Jews and Palestinians) - Curmudgeonly yours - Crim 03:27, August 26, 2019 (UTC)
  • Mandatory Iraq -
  • Turkey (Democracy) - Poofoster 

Africa:

  • British East Africa -
    • British Sudan (Colony) - 
    • British Uganda (Colony) -
  • Tanzania (British Protectorate) -
  • Rhodesian Union (British Protectorate) - Rhodesians Never Die! Some time around noon PST 8/26/19
  • Union of South Africa (Democracy/Dominion) -
    • Namibia -
    • Botswana -
  • French Departments in Africa - Colgan dog 12:34, August 31, 2019 (UTC)
    • Algeria - Colgan dog 12:34, August 31, 2019 (UTC)
    • Tunisia - Colgan dog 12:34, August 31, 2019 (UTC)
  • Empire of Ethiopia (Constitutional Monarchy) - Noah.Rodby ` 
  • French Kenya (Colony) -
  • French North Africa (Colony) - Th3Legnd27
    • Libya - Th3Legnd27
  • French Central Africa (Colony) - Th3Legnd27
    • Mali - Th3Legnd27
    • Niger - Th3Legnd27
    • Chad - Th3Legnd27
    • French Congo - Th3Legnd27
  • Nigeria (British Colony) -
  • Togo (French and British Colonies) -
  • Liberia (Does anybody really know?) -
  • Senegal (French Colony) - Th3Legnd27
  • French West Africa (Colony) - Th3Legnd27
    • Senegal - Th3Legnd27
    • Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) - Th3Legnd27
    • Ghana - Th3Legnd27
    • Togo - Th3Legnd27
  • Zaire (in civil strife) -
  • Portuguese West Africa (Colony) - 
    • Angola -
  • Portuguese Mozambique (Colony) -
  • Spanish North Africa (Colony) -
    • Spanish Mauritania (Colony)
    • Morocco (Dominion) -
  • Spanish Gabon (Colony) -

Oceania

  • Flag of Oceania (Proposal) Australian Commonwealth (only in effect until 1950) - super72000 (signing up on his behalf)
    • Australia -
      • Norfolk Island (Australia) - 
      • Christmas Island -
    • Tasmania -
    • New Zealand (British Dominion) -
      • Cook Islands (NZ) -
      • Niue (NZ) -
  • British Pacific -
    • Fiji (British) -
    • Kiribati (British) -
    • Nauru (British) -
    • Papua New Guinea (British/Australian) -
    • Western Samoa (British) -
    • Solomon Islands (British) -
    • Tonga (British) -
    • Tuvalu (British) -
    • Vanuatu (British) -
  • French Pacific - Th3Legnd27
    • New Caledonia (France) - Th3Legnd27
    • Wallis and Futuna (France) - Th3Legnd27
    • Tahiti (France) - Th3Legnd27
    • Marques Islands (French) - Th3Legnd27
  • American Pacific -

1948.5

The Allies sign the Japanese instrument of surrender on the USS Missouri finally ending the war in Asia. Just days later the Federation and Allied delegations sign the Treaty of Havana delineating post war spheres of influence and boundaries. The treaty also leaves an open ended clause for Federation entry into the United Nations.

The British and Soviet armies evacuate Persia and Iraq, respectively, restoring independent government to both nations.

The Constitution of the Italian Republic is put into place with a Democratic Italy beginning its own rebuilding programs in order to recover from the devastation of the war.

The Union of Burma declares independence from Britain declaring neutrality in foreign affairs and requesting Chinese and British troops evacuate the country by year's end.

The Federation of Malaya lobbies for independence from Britain hoping to have a response by year's end.

French troops finally begin their reoccupation of French Indochina.

The United States begins its occupations of Japan, South Korea, and Mexico looking to restructure the nations and rebuild them. Isolationist, Continentalist, and Globalist platforms begin to take root in the country taking advantage of a somewhat disappointing end to the war. Rebuilding of the affected Gulf Coast areas is also put on the budget this year to be voted on by Congress.

The Federation of South Americas demonstrations on electing the nations first Federal civilian government reach a fever pitch overtaking the various confederal movements many times over.

China claims total victory in the Civil war publicly executing Mao Zedong and establishing the KMT as the law of the land.

The Soviet Union and Yugoslavia have a falling out over the Greek civil war with Stalin wishing no further intervention while Tito sends men, material, and logistical support to the Greek communists.

  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: After the discovery of oil in Saudi Arabia, King Ibn Saud works to exploit this natural resource as much as possible. He places a moratorium on the further expansion of Arabian American Oil Company, and instead declares all new oil wells will be drilled by the newly created Arabian Standard Oil. This new company is placed under the control of Ibn Saud's son Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and immediately starts expanding production along the Gulf Coast. To cope with this influx of oil, expected to reach one million barrels per day by the end of the year, the port city of Damman is expanded, and the fleet of Saudi oil tankers, now all owned by Arabian Standard Oil, is expanded and upgraded. Wanting to ensure stability and Saudi primacy across the Arabian Peninsula, King Ibn Saud Invites the British to a summit in Jeddah regarding the future of our nations in the region. In addition, Ibn Saud asks to buy modern weapons from the Federation of South America in order to modernize the Saudi military as quickly as possible. specifically, he hopes to jump start the Saudi Air force with advanced bombers and fighters, and secure a reliable supply of tanks and hand held weapons for the Saudi Army. In order to effectively develop the military, Ibn Saud asks that training be included in such a weapons purchase. The Saudi Navy is also expanded, though its main role is to defend oil shipping routes close to home.
    • FoA Dip: The Federation agrees to selling weapons and a training regiment headed up by veterans of the war.
  • FoA: The protests this year shock many. With a somewhat favorable peace treaty and nearly ten million men demobilizing, many has seen and developed a camaraderie over the seven years of combat and deployments. Laden with emergency powers granted during the war and with mass demonstrations practically silencing the opposition to the continued holding of power by the Wartime government, the component nations of the Federation quickly orchestrate an election with over a dozen candidates from multiple member states running. The Election comes down to the Brazilian politician Getulio Vargas, and Field Marshall Juan Carlo Alvarez who agrees to retire in order to run for the elections. With support from the Generals and Admiralty as well as some of the most populous states in South America, President Alvarez is elected. The new government is established in the provisional capital in Brazil's West-Central highlands away from major population centers and located more directly central on the continent to prevent national favoritism. In order to make the country work the Federal system is directly established with the intent of abolishing the nation state system within the Federation and treating all the states equally. Seeking to maintain legitimacy as a government over all South America rather than a symbolic head of state of an economic union, some of the most urgent issues are assessed and addressed. Gran Colombia and Panama having suffered the most out of this war and being one of the prime proponents of the less centralized structure sees specific attention from the government to rebuild and develop. While a shaky subject Brazil, Chile, and Argentina all agree to fund the re-development project and specifically throw their support behind establishing national taxes rather than the regional taxes which highly impede the current tax system. Seeking to further capitalize on a growth of a sort of South American pride, President Alvarez takes special interest in showcasing the victories of the war specifically the acquisition of client states and even more importantly a defensive perimeter against further offensive actions by the United States. With international recognition as a singular state as well the Federation begins developing the trappings of a national identity celebrating Latin-American culture regardless of whether its Portuguese or Spanish in origin. A flag, a national anthem, multiple federal agencies to control taxation, national banking, and military matters with more to come. It remains crucial to the government this first year standing as a legitimate federal government rather than a coalition under emergency singular command during war time, to keep public opinion of the new government high. The Establishment of pensions and education for returning soldiers, military draw downs to address budget issues, and reinvigorating industry outside of a rather unprofitable military industry a key point issues. It becomes clear about four months into the formation of the government that all of South America is watching with interest how and if the government can actually hold this new nation together in peacetime. Without the spectre of an American invasion hanging over head of the people, many people are scared that rights and privileges almost the antithesis of what the countries the Federation fought along side with, will be revoked in a similar manner. President Alvarez and his government, idealists to a degree surprise many inside and outside the country with the drafting of a codified constitution, a bill of rights, and strictly governed federal and state powers. It even puts a pause to the anti-federalist protesters which have taken to the streets every weekend since the new governments elections who saw them as strongmen, and fascists looking to turn most of the people into slaves. It is expected that with a large industrial base, large natural resource reserves and with still a significant military, the Federation will fully coalesce into a formal power by late 1949 early 1950, fueled by its rivalry with the United States, and a developing concept of South American nationalism.
  • The Hashemite Kingdom of Iraq: King Fasial 2 is reinstated as the King of Iraq. King Fasial begins his rule by trying to maintain a positive relationship with the UK. He would begin his endeavors of hopping into Iraq politics by trying organizing and countering the many political factions within Iraqi society, from trying to crackdown on the somewhat popular Communist Parties of Iraq and trying to please the Arab Nationalists within the borders of Iraq. The Iraqi Petroleum Company is mostly left alone within Iraq, this gains the distaste of Arab and Iraqi nationalist within Iraq. We send an envoy to Britain asking for reunification with Kuwait by 1951.5, where Kuwait would be brought into Iraq,with the Kingdom of Iraq ruling over foreign affairs while the Kuwaiti government would maintain internal affairs, we ask for this on historical claim. The Iraqi Army is worked on as the King tries to make headway into the world of military politics with no relationships established. The Iraqi Royal Air Force and Army are worked on, we send an envoy to Britain asking if we could purchase 22 Hawker Furies, 12 Avro Ansons, 10,000 Lee Enfields, and 100 Matilda tanks.
  • Empire of Ethiopia: While World War 2 for the rest of the world ends in 1948, in Ethiopia the fighting has been over for nearly seven years, with the British led "Gideon Force" liberating Ethiopia in 1941 and the Emperor Haile Selassie formally reentering Addis Ababa on May 5, 1941. While Britain turned its attention north to slug it out in Europe with the ailing Third Reich, Haile Selassie attempted to restore his authority across the nation. With the Italian occupation having devastated the countryside and the Ethiopian nobility's ability to militarily and economically resist the Emperor's centralization reforms, the Ethiopian nobility quickly entered into negotiations in the hopes of protecting and retaining some of their feudal rights in exchange for greater centralization. To that end the Constitution of 1948, also known as "The Great Bargain" is written and developed. The Constitution provides and delegates certain powers to the Emperor and to the Chamber of the Ras, a parliament entirely consisting of hereditary noble lords. The Constitution grants the Emperor the sole right to raise taxes and levy an army as well as to appoint Imperial Governors to the regions of Ethiopia. These governors are sent to curb the exploitation of the peasants by local landlords and to root out corruption and install efficiency in the local government administration. To that end, the Imperial Governors are granted the ability to fire any public official and appoint anyone they seek to any position. The Emperor also has the right to create government ministries and to appoint ministers to lead them without the approval of the Chamber. However, the Chamber of the Ras retain the right to veto any legislation proposed by the King, and retains the right of discretionary review over any petition submitted to the King by non-government civilians. However, the Emperor can call for a national referendum on any piece of legislation to overturn the Chamber's veto. All members of the Chamber of the Ras and their families are also exempt from taxation. The new Constitution also abolishes the previous Ethiopian tradition of granting noble titles to people appointed to government positions, instead referring to them as "public servants." The Ethiopian government also began the creation of a standing army. To help accomplish this, the Empire signs the US-Ethiopian Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Alignment. The Emperor also confiscates all captured Italian military equipment and left-behind British military equipment from the local nobility and uses it to arm his personal bodyguard, the Abergnoch, a military task force about 12,000 strong. The Emperor renames this task force the Imperial Guard, and hopes to use the Imperial Guard as the nucleus around which the Ethiopian standing army will be formed. The Emperor also hopes to begin revitalizing the Ethiopian economy, which was largely based on agriculture before the war. In the hopes of modernizing the Ethiopian economy and lessening the Empire's reliance on agriculture and thus diversifying the Empire's economy, the Empire of Ethiopia signs the Saudi-Ethopian Trade Agreement with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the hopes of rapidly developing the Empire's industrial mining sector.
  • Rhodesia: We start with Prime Minister Godfrey Huggins first sending representatives to Northern Rhodesia to form a closer bond between the two Rhodesia's. While not much occurs. There are whispers of a united Rhodesia. The Rhodesian government also starts an advertisement campaign across Europe lead by Roy Welensky to get more Europeans to move to Rhodesia, offering a cool climate, large tracks of land, and the right to vote in Rhodesian parliamentary elections. Plans to expand the Cape Cairo railway to independent lines across the two Rhodesia' start up. The Salisbury government seeks to obtain the copper mines of Northern Rhodesia to economically bind the two territories and create economic prosperity for greater Rhodesia.
  • Republic of China: We start by starting a rebuilding of our country, as it was destroyed by the war. The Chinese occupation of Northern Korea continues, as Chinese soldiers help Korea rebuild. The northeast, which has suffered most, is rebuilt, and the Chinese nation starts to relieve. China demands justice be applied to all Japanese war criminals, including those within the Imperial Family (Allied and Japanese response). President Chiang starts the rebuilding of Nanking, Suzhou and Shanghai, especially. We withdraw our troops from Burma, as requested by the new independent government there, and offer an alliance between us and Burma (MOD Response). However, we deeply and completely oppose the reoccupation of Indochina by the French, and demand that France decolonize this area of Asia immediately (France response). A restructuring of China's subdivisions also happens, with a federal level implemented, and with autonomy for Tibet, Uyghuristan and Inner Mongolia. Tibet especially may keep its form of government, but must ultimately defer to the government of China for foreign affairs. We ask the United States to also consider electing a new government in Korea, in order to stop an unnecessary occupation (United States response). We also look for partners in our attempts to industrialize the country, accepting investment from outside.
    • French Response: We would like to inform the ROC that plans have been made concerning the establishment of an independent Indochinese State
    • Chinese Response: We are happy with this reply, but want an answer as soon as possible.
    • Japanese Response: We accept and hand over all war criminals - the only one within the royal family being Prince Asaka.
    • US Response: We agree to the withdrawal from our occupation zones and let elections take place in Korea. We are also positive to giving up war criminals to China or having them trialed at the Hague International Court of Justice for crimes against humanity, not just those who would have to answer for crimes against the Chinese people but also against the Philippines, Korean and any other (East) Asian people to create the conditions for long lasting peaceful cooperation in the region by mending the relations between the respective nations.
    • Burma: We agree to said alliance.
  • Fourth French Republic: With the end of World War 2 and peace returning to Europe, the Fourth French Republic begins re-consolidating its former Colonies. With the reoccupation of Indochina and opposition from China the French Government decides to establish a puppet states in the region to prevent uprisings from the Vietnamese, Establishing the Imperial State of Vietnam under former Japanese puppet, Bảo Đại while also establishing another puppet government in Laos under Sisavang Phoulivong while Cambodia will remain under direct French occupation to house the main French Garrison in the region composed of 200,000 Men while also deploying a Carrier Battle Group in the South China Sea. Meanwhile, plans are made to establish similar client states in Africa as negotiations are underway with African Nationalists. Meanwhile, Charles de Gaulle proposes the Monnet Plan demanding that the US agrees to allow the French Republic to gain control of the Rhineland area as Charles de Gaulle states that he wants to see Germany’s military and industrial capabilities hindered. Meanwhile, the reconstruction of France resumes as the Communists in France begin to lose influence after a series of terrorist attacks committed by hard-line Communists occur in France.
  • Sorry but you want to try to hold your colonies and annex a part of Germany? Your political will to make all this happen isn't necessarily there. -Feud
  • Commonwealth of Philippines: President Sergio Osmena sends The the Treaty of Manila to be ratified by the US government. If ratified, it would make the Philippines independent. (US RESPONSE NEEDED) (More to come after the US has answered.
  • Spanish State: With the end of second world war and the victory of the allied powers, Franco sees the necessity to move away from proto- Fascism and Falangism in favour of Catholicism and a technocracy. In a semi-purge of the Council of Ministers starting with Alberto Martin- Artajo being appointed Foreign Minister. The foreign minister travels to Rio de Janeiro to meet with President Alvarez where he makes a speech in Portuguese to the press saying he is proud of their similarities in strong Catholic ties and hopes Spain can in time emulate the Federation's growth in wealth and transition to democracy at the same time and the foreign minister then goes on to Washington to make similar speeches. We request the US consider giving aid to Spain to help its recovery from the civil war. Reports of these speeches are not published back home. Envoys are sent to Western Europe about relaxing trade restrictions. The military is downsized to some 150,000 with 20,000 deployed in Spanish Morocco, 20,000 in Spanish Guinea and another 10,000 in the Western Sahara.
    • Economy: After years of autarky, Mariano Navarro Rubio a member of Opus Dei is appointed Minister of Finance and brings other technocrats into the government over Falange. Barriers to trade are lowered. A tax reform is being prepared with four basic taxes in the form of income, corporation, land value and a sales tax. With the income and the corporation taxes being progressive with three bands each with land value tax and wealth tax in line with the bank interest rate The government plans a new infrastructure program to be carried out as deficit spending involving the construction of new and upgrading existing railways.
    • Education: A new focus on reading is instituted with a national programme solely using phonics for all schools starting at age four and taking three years with tests conducted every year. Children are also tested for convergence insufficiency and phonological deficit every year. Children who fail these tests are put on specialised interventions improving convergence and phonological awareness. Children who continue to fail see their parents fined and the schools performing poorly in published league tables. The government plans to push literacy above 99% for this generation of students.
    • US Response: We provide whatever aid is request by our Spanish affiliates.
  • Greece: Greece is still locked in a civil war, the north are under solid Communist and republican rule under the leadership of Nikolaos Zachariadis, general secretary of the KKE and Markos Vafiadisa as the general of the Dimokratikos Stratos Elladas, the Democratic Army of Greece. The south, meanwhile, is still under royalist control. Heavy Yugoslav support on the communists comes in through the DSE controlled regions of Macedonia, the Epirus and parts of Thrace. Despite Zachariadis' pressure toward Markos to wage a conventional warfare, Markos insists on the undeniably still very effective guerrilla warfare. To avoid conflict, Markos and Zachariadis strictly split their resorts; Zachariadis becomes head of the KKE and manages the political affairs while Marcos leads the military campaigns. Foreign aid, however, is decided upon collectively. Additionally it is agreed that no capital will be declared as an official, new communist capital unless Athens itself is under solidified KKE control. The guerrilla campaigns have been spreading east, with General Markos requesting aid from the Bulgarian army to secure the region (MOD RESPONSE NEEDED). SECRET Despite the fact that the USSR doesn't want to engage in the civil war, aid is requested by pro-Stalin politician Nikolaos Zachariadis from them in exchange for air strips and naval bases in the Aegean Sea (USSR RESPONSE NEEDED) SECRET END The Greek Army, meanwhile, is losing men and material to the very costly campaigns, but their morale is still high and their supplies don't seem to run out soon either.
  • Occupied Japan: The Japanese royal family makes a large amount of requests to the US through General MacArthur and to China. Following the handing over of war criminals the royal family requests Chinese and American help in the process of rebuilding a nation crippled by war. (Chinese and American responses needed.) The Military command is in shambles following the Chinese war criminals being handed over and a process begins to figure out how the Military command will work following the war. A request is sent to the US to help design a new Japanese constitution in order to deal with the mess that is the former Japanese government.
    • US Response: We provide whatever aid is request by our Japanese affiliates as well as help to draft a new Japanese constitution, dispatching a team made out of our best experts in constitutional and juridical issues made out of Former Presidents, Supreme Court Judges and renowned lawyers to assist the Japanese with their new constitution.
  • French North Africa: The war is over, and we are victorious! Our men have returned from the battlefields of Europe and a new era begins. A man by the name of Yves Chataigneau becomes temporary military governor of Algeria and Tunisia in order to oversee their reconstruction. Governor Chataigneau requests aid from the French government to help with rebuilding the North Africans departments. (FRENCH RESPONSE NEEDED) Reconstruction begins with an employment of both French and Arab workers to help rebuild Algiers and Tunis along with other important cities.
  • Afghanistan: King Mohammed Zahir Shah recognizes the need for the country to become modernized and decides to enact wide sweeping reforms in the country, particularly in government, education, economy, and military. Plans are made for a bicameral parliament, with an elected lower house and an appointed upper house consisting of tribal elders. The voting will be limited to male Afghan citizens over the age of twenty. Plans are also made to establish high schools in every province, and a modern European-style university in every provincial capital. Government officials and army officers will be sent to European countries to receive training. A modern army is to be established, with a new decree proclaiming the establishment of the "Afghan National Army." Soldiers and officers will not be tribal levies but will be required to complete training as regulars. Agriculture is also being given more attention in development, with many different crops being grown and the government is offering subsidies for farmers to expand their operations and grow more food. Afghan diplomats reach out to Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, and China, offering the same deal: foreign investment from them in Afghanistan in exchange for being given a large stake in the mining and gas industries (Player Responses).
  • Egypt: The official end of the war is celebrated across the country. To celebrate the occasion King Farouk I delivers a radio address to the country and declares this a new period of Egyptian independence and nationalism.  But behind the scenes there are many problems facing the Egyptian nation. Across the country there are several nationalist groups who resent the presence of British troops in the country.  Much of the local bureaucracy also suffers from high levels of corruption with King Farouk spending large amounts of money on an extravagant lifestyle and grand tours of Europe. There is also a divide between the administration of Egypt and Sudan.  Economically, the country needs some substantial land reforms and a push toward industrialization.  To solve some of these problems the government begins to invest in roads and railroads across the country.  To the UK, the government of Egypt request the withdrawal of British troops from most of the country to the Suez Canal Zone. 
    • FoA Dip: We offer our support to the Egyptians offering to send advisors in the realm of nation building and national organization. We also begin to offer investment by late 1949 once the national situation as has stabilized.
    • Egyptian Dip: We accept. 
  • Federation of Canada: With the war now over, Canadians across the nation celebrate the victory of the Allies. Many Canadian soldiers are ordered to return by the time occupation of Germany ends. The Federation also declares that all refugees in Europe and Asia are welcome with open arms to Canada. The Federation also decide to send economic aid to Europe to help out UK and France.
  • United States of America: On November 2nd elections take place in the US in what appears to be a close run between Former Pres. Harry S. Truman and Thomas E. Dewey in a very polarized theme revolving around the naval invasion of Japanese heartlands cost in lives of American soldiers, as well as the catastrophic firebombing of Houston and other war ravaged areas with veteran soldiers, associations, especially those previously involved in the invasion and common citizens afflicted by this blaming Pres. Harry S. Truman with a sizable chunk of these people mostly from the Northern and Western states rallying around Thomas E. Dewey. During the campaign un unlikely candidate, a third party underdog emerged more powerful than ever. A former Democrat dismayed by the progressive Democrat attempts to enforce civil rights in what they saw as a path to the complete abolition of racial segregation, Strom Thurmond, rallied the Southern Democrats who had walked out of the Democratic National Convention (The Democrat state parties of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, Arkansas and Tennessee) to protest the civil rights platform approved by the convention, and supported by Truman and formed their own political party, the States Rights Democratic Party (Dixiecrats). His fiery speeches on the campaign trail and his strategy of constantly blaming Pres. Truman for pointlessly sending to their deaths thousands of US soldiers in the invasion of Japan, the catastrophic firebombing of Houston and other (Southern) areas ravaged by the war with the FSA and also staunch resistance to the civil rights platform rallied the conservatives, the reactionaries, the segregationists and the southern veterans of WW2 behind him, thus securing him the states of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, Arkansas and Tennessee, the last by a few hundred votes margin. With (LA 10, MS 9, AL 11, SC 8, GA 12, ARK 9, TENN 8) 67 electors his objective of extracting concessions from either Truman or Dewey on racial issues in exchange for their support had been achieved as neither Truman nor Dewey holded a majority of electors. Truman staunchly refused any kind of compromise in general even while he had a few more electors than Dewey on his own, Republican Thomas E. Dewey became the new US President after reaching a compromise with the Dixiecrats to pull back several progressive reforms such as the racial integration of the US army and allow the undisrupted continuation of the Jim Crow state Laws causing a lot of upheaval within his own party. WW2 has cost us dearly in lives and resources, yet we came out of it stronger than we have ever been, with Western Europe in ruins, Eastern Europe under the bloodthirsty Soviet regime and South America emerging as a new threat to our south, several fundamental reforms must take place to adjust to our new role as the leader of the Free World. The congress is heavily split over domestic issues, obstructing any reform from taking place. However, the same doesn't apply for foreign policy, where the threat of the FSA to the South and the Soviet Union in Europe sees the two factions setting aside their differences in foreign affairs and acting for the good of the nation. A new tactic is spearheaded by the oval office to deal with the threat to our south, as occupied Mexico heavily in favor of a unification with the rest of Latin America could turn against as at any time given. The first act Pres. Thomas E. Dewey passes almost unanimously from the congress is the formation of an independent Mayan state in the Yucatan peninsula and Chiapas, as successor of the short lived Yucatan republic over 100 years ago. Their self-administration is granted, the borders with FSA are undergo a large scale project to create a vast fortifications line all across the Mayan-FSA borders. A lot of resources are diverted toward creating infrastructure in the Maya state, while our private investment is heavily encouraged. In the US, Native American reservations rumors spread of a majestic place in the south that could form their new homeland and limited immigration in the Maya state takes place. Government takes notice and starts to heavily encourage this, advertising this new paradise for native people in US reservations, while also subsidizing their immigration there. The aim is to displace the local Mexican population from the borderline region with the FSA, as no doubt they would work against us in case of war. The congress continues to deliberate on independence for the Nahuatl, Zapotec, Mixtec, Otomi, Totonac and other indigenous people of Mexico. Also the reconstruction of Houston, Southern States and other places afflicted by the war takes place as heavy investment is pumped to speed up and finish the reconstruction efforts as soon as possible. An expeditionary force made up of 40.000 men is send to assist the rightful government of Greece in their struggle against the communist rebels. On the field of foreign affairs an approach is made to the Republic of China by our ambassador there, with President Dewey proposing to visit Nanjing and his Chinese colleague President Chiang Kai-Shek to follow this up with a visit in Washington, DC to discuss and lay out the terms for a possible cooperation in the post World War world. [Chinese Response]+
    • Chinese response: We accept the gracious offer, and begin planning to host President Dewey in Nanjing. 

1949.0

The post war recession kicks in all over the world with many nations being forced to address the crisis and demobilize their militaries. The Recession takes great toll on the democratic nations of the world more susceptible to pressures like this

Veterans in the US, FoA, Britain, and France all begin demanding more than just monetary compensation for their efforts in the previous war. In the United States particularly many men see the war as having robbed them of some of the best years of their lives only to return to no jobs, no prospects for schooling, and most importantly, no safety net to ensure their post war stability. This effect occurs on all of these nations but more intense within the USA

The FoA continues to see demonstrations for the return of the confederal government rather than the current Federal government in power. Many argue that the wartime emergency powers granted to the military and wartime coalition government were illegal. While lesser in size compared to the previous year, the addition of wartime veteran demonstrators brings the numbers to about the same as last year.

The creation of the International Monetary Fund is wracked with issues as only the US, and the Allied nations of Western Europe are current participants. It is believed by the current head of the IMF that the inclusion of states such as the Soviet Union, China, and Federation of South America that the IMF could be properly established and cover most of the global financial market.

The Bulgarian government effectively a Soviet Puppet government refuses to aid the Greek Communists in the civil war and closes off their borders. The Greek communists only connection to the Communist world remains through the Macedon Road set up by Yugoslavia.

The Viet Minh begin to organize themselves following reoccupation by the French and their perceived puppet governments. Staying under the radar. Ho Chi Minh arrives in Moscow to discuss with Joseph Stalin the possibility of aid.

While somewhat delayed due to the wars recent ending, the Nuremburg trials are held and expanded to include Japanese war criminals as well. The US, French, British, and Chinese are all to preside over the trials and dictate the fate of the captured war criminals.

The declaration of Independence in Egypt shocks the British and French but their legislative houses of government refuse to take action citing "The need to rebuild and restructure rather than orchestrating yet another war."


  • Republic of China: We continue rebuilding  our country, as it was destroyed by the war. We prepare for the holding of elections in Korea, asking that the United States also prepare for this in their respective occupation zone. The Yangtze river valley, which has suffered a lot in the war, is rebuilt, and the Chinese nation starts to normalize. China allows Prince Asaka to be tried by the International Court of Justice in the Hague, but insists that all other war criminals involved in crimes against Chinese and Manchurian peoples be tried by an Allied court in Nanjing. Shanghai and Nanjing are rebuilt, and a monument to the victims of the Rape of Nanjing is built in preparation for the US visit. We offer an alliance between us and Burma (MOD Response). Seeing the puppet governments in former Indochina and the blatant occupation of Kampuchea, we once again demand that France decolonize this area of Asia immediately, and not continue to occupy it under the veil of a puppet government. (France response). Demobilization happens as a result of the economic downturn, and troops are given large tracts of abandoned land as recompense for their service. However, troops remain stationed on the border with the Soviet Union and with the French puppets in Indochina. We also look for partners in our attempts to industrialize the country, accepting investment from outside.
    • US Response: President Dewey in his visit discusses the possibility for further collaboration with the Republic of China and extends his offer of cooperation with actions such as granting them preferential trade partner status and encouraging limited US private investment in China, especially in the infrastructure and industrial sectors, especially in the coastal regions, seeking the friendship of the Chinese people as a counterweight to the Soviet threat.
  • Soviet Union: Reconstruction continues. With Stalin pressing Soviet Allies to hand over materials and machinery to rebuild the war torn western parts of the country. Internal crackdowns and show trials continue as the NKVD rounds up anti-communists in eastern Europe, or critics of Stalinist' policies. Stalin agrees to send supplies to Ho Chi Minh along with Military advisors. After taking into consideration the advice of his generals and the politburo, In particular Beria, Molotov, and Khrushchev Stalin decides to reverse his stance on Greece, and agrees to send guns, 20,000 volunteers, and advisors in exchange for the right to hold bases there, Seeing an opportunity to break out of the strategic encirclement that has crippled Russian naval capacities for years. Secret action NKVD, and Red Army intelligence continue to penetrate western society collecting intel on matters ranging military equipment, and technology to diplomatic matters occurring there. Major efforts are put in particular into securing blueprints to build the  Nuclear bomb. research and development into the Soviet nuclear program continues along with research into the rockets, and into the development of more sophisticated jets. Despite his portrayal of the iron man Stalin's health begins a steady decline concealed from the public after years of war. Field Marshal Zhukov continues to oversee the overall occupation of East Germany, and in many cases has complete autonomy. A diplomatic mission is sent to Nanjing to discuss future relations between China and the Soviet Union. Stalin secretly sends agents of the state to murder Yugoslav leader Tito. 
    • Iraq Dip: An envoy is sent to Moscow asking for the establishment of a Soviet embassy in Baghdad and an Iraqi embassy in Moscow. We also ask if Iraqi teachers/students visit the USSR and ice versa in the following years.
  • Federation (Sorry, I can't pick a name): The Federation concedes to the veterans march offering government paid schooling, favorable loans on housing, and most importantly a promise to build a house for every family, a school for every child. This sees the economy address the backdrop of the crisis with hundreds of thousands being employed in construction for the expansion of cities and more importantly the development of towns and some countryside outside the cities to provide mass housing for the veterans and any others who can afford to begin buying and developing housing. The constitution is finally signed in earnest which quells the vast majority of the non veteran protests as it delineates certain unalienable rights while also proving to the world another viable democratic superpower to the United States exists and will persist. The rebuilding of the nations northern regions continues with Barranquila having been somewhat rebuilt during the bombing being the primary receiver of the national reconstruction fund. While the Nazis were indeed terrible people it is noticed that some of their technological and infrastructural developments were forward thinking and the authorization of a National Highway system is put forward. A comprehensive and highly developed automotive highway network will purportedly connect the country, and objectively remove some of the issues regarding communication and governance. Some of these highways blatantly push through the Amazon but specific precautions are taken in order to preserve natural beauty and prevent wanton destruction on the jungle. While it has become obvious that various German scientists have been taken by both the Soviets and the United States, the Federation quietly recruits German intellectuals and scientists who fled Europe before the fall of Berlin effectively jump starting the Federation rocketry program which sees a site for research and development in Guyana. Further integrationist policies occur bringing more and more areas of the country refusing to fall in line with the Federal government most prominently in Peru and Bolivia. The Military, in one instance, enforces Federal control on the capital of Peru. The usage of Peruvian troops surprises the people who are amazed their own countrymen would betray them for what they see as an illegitimate government. However, the support of the military being high and Peru being slated for a good amount of the national development funds placates the masses effectively. The Federation navy begins its own drawback has hundreds of unneeded ships are scrapped and the Navy reassesses its roles specifically in the development of modern Pacific and Atlantic fleets seeking to take advantage of newly developed Jet Aircraft. Having already developed some jets from the war, the next generation the EF-5 is launched seeking to be a direct competitor to both Soviet and American deployed craft. This research into bombers is done as well with the development of a Jet based Strategic bomber occupying much of the air forces attention. The Federation offers aid in the development of Saudi and Ethiopian oil deposits. The Panama Canal is re-opened to great fanfare and the development of Federation client states continues in earnest with investment beginning to help the local economies begin to recover as a result. Taking from the principles of Keynesian economics in order to combat the recession high levels of government spending are put into the economy in order to effectively stimulate growth. Heavy research and espionage is put into the development of a nuclear weapon with the possibility of the United States already having one a very present thing in the minds of the government and generals. The infiltration of the project is taken in earnest with dozens of agents deployed taking advantage of the large Spanish speaking population in the United States to help infiltrate. 
    • Saudi Arabia Gratefully agrees to the development aid for oil, and asks that it takes the form of money and technical aid to the Saudi Standard Oil Company
    • Fires ooc note: I think Ethiopian oil deposits are inaccessible/useless at current tech levels, they weren't accessed OTL until 2018, but I don't know why that was so it might be possible worth looking into.
  • The Hashemite Kingdom of Iraq: An envoy is sent to the FoA asking for the opening of a political relationship. The Iraqi Communist parties go underground following government crackdowns against the group, mostly gaining support in Baghdad and surrounding Areas. Arab Nationalist and Baathist begin to gain traction within the Iraqi army, many inspired by current actions in Egypt. The foreign Iraqi Petroleum Company is replaced with an Iraqi-made and government owned oil company named the Iraq Gas and Petroleum Company being enacted by King Faisal after being influenced by his cabin. This starts off with a good amount of bumps in the road. The Iraqi Army is worked on as the King tries to make headway into the world of military politics with no relationships established. The Iraqi Royal Air Force and Army are worked on, we send an envoy to the FoA asking if we could purchase weaponry.  
    • Fed Dip: The Federation agrees on weapons sales as well as an offering a loan and a deal to develop the Iraqi Oil deposits further.
  • Spanish State: Franco continues to maintain an iron fist over Spain. Seeing the beginning of a recession we request to join the IMF (IMF response). The government, seeing the incredibly low agricultural production, begins preparing to consolidate the fragmented minifundismo over the next few years. The military has remained small and underfunded currently. 20,000 soldiers deployed in Spanish Morocco, 20,000 in Spanish Guinea and another 10,000 in the Western Sahara with 100,000 in Spain. We request the United States for a loan of $500 million to fund the expansion of the civil guard (rural police) by 100,000 men in part coming from veterans. 5,000 soldiers are deployed to Greece to support American operations landing at Volos with the soldiers moving north to the Olympus Pass and digging in.
    • Economy: The new taxation system of income tax, corporation tax, land value tax and wealth tax is introduced, efforts are made to reduce the bureaucracy with large scale redundancies ordered in all departments. Due to a recession deficit spending is increased and interest rates are slashed by the Bank of Spain. New infrastructure projects begin with efforts to electrify the railway and purchase electric trains as well as to construct new towns by using prefabricated housing on the outskirts of cities. The GDP is $116 billion nominal.
    • Education: The focus on reading is maintained with a national programme solely using phonics for all schools at age four and taking three years with tests conducted every year. Children are also tested for convergence insufficiency and phonological deficit every year. Children who fail these tests are put on specialised interventions improving convergence and phonological awareness. Children who continue to fail see their parents fined and the schools performing poorly in published league tables. The government plans to push literacy above 99% for this generation of students.
    • US Response: We approve the loan request, along with encouraging US private investment in the Spanish state, especially in the infrastructure and industrial sectors, giving them preferential trade partner status.
  • Afghanistan: The National Mining Corporation is established in Kabul with the goal of making the development of the mining industry more effective, and King Mohammed Zahir Shah offers the United States and Saudi Arabia a stake in the company and Afghanistan's mineral deposits in exchange for investment in the country. Gold, copper, coal, lead, gems, iron ore, chromite, barite, zinc, and natural gas are given priority in developing among many other natural resources. Mining is expected to provide the majority of government revenue in the coming decades. The Royal Afghan Army is established with 35,000 regular troops, and a military academy is opened in Kabul with European-trained instructors. The curriculum is based on Western military science. Plans are made to open military schools in every province. The remaining tribal forces will form the basis of the Afghan National Security Force, which will act as a gendarmerie and reserve. The Royal Afghan Air Force is also formally created. Afghan nationalism is also promoted to troops as a way of overcoming tribal politics and instilling a sense of unity among the soldiers and officers. Schools are starting to be opened, beginning with the Kabul University, to provide a modern Western-style education to the elite of the country. Regular secondary schools are also to be opened in every province for mandatory education. Agriculture is further developed so that more food is produced, including for exports.
    • Saudi Dip: Ibn Saud agrees to substantially invest in Afghan development, as long as Arabian Standard Oil Company is given sole permission to develop Afghan Oil and Gas deposits
    • Afghan Diplomacy: King Zahir Shah agrees to grant the Arabian Standard Oil Company the sole right to develop Afghan oil and gas, in the Afghan-Saudi Trade Agreement.
  • Turkey: We are governing our region Turkish province and we are going to develop our agriculture and making border safety immigration are such allowed as Palestinians and Syrian, due to our occupation we operated a safe border of Syria to make sure we're safe. We dispatch our finest troops - 10,000 in total - to assist the rightful government and the King and fight alongside Greek and US forces against the communist rebels under US command.
  • Rhodesia: Current efforts are being taken to start the construction of roads and railways into Northern Rhodesia. Meanwhile, officially the campaign of "Rhodesia Calls" begins, as money is set up for advertisement campaigns in Western Europe to settle on the fertile plains of Rhodesia. With a good climate, friendly neighbors, and well mannered servants, who doesn't want to live a life of luxury while working hard in Rhodesia. Meanwhile, Ian Smith's entry into politics begins with him detesting a South African trade deal. Smith also makes a speech in Parliament proposing the creation of an independent Rhodesian armed forces, different from mere colonial troops. The United Rhodesia party stands behind PM Huggins. Huggins travels to London, to seek approval to create a Federation of Rhodesia by 1950 which may or may not include the 7,000 white settlers of Nyasaland as well (Brrrritish Reponse/rolling r EoGuy).
  • Occupied Japan: Following large discussion and debate the first draft of the Japanese Constitution is finished. The First elections will take place in late 1949 to early 1950 if approved by the Americans. (American Response needed). The Japanese Industry begins to be rebuilt following the war and any people from the outside who are looking to be a part of a redefined nation are invited to help deal with the over 15 million casualties that were suffered in the second world war. (Mod response needed). The Japanese people request American and Chinese help as they attempt to rebuild their industry. (American and Chinese responses needed.) The Japanese people dishonored by war and discouraged by occupation take to the streets requesting help in any way possible. Farmers finally return to their fields but following the invasion finding workers is hard as people are scared. Some people are more motivated to work as it gives them something to get their minds off of it others don't want to do anything worried that their pay won't matter. The First Election is scheduled to be held later this year.
    • Constitution Confirmed by Bear on discord.
    • US Dip: The constitution is approved, elections are allowed to take place and limited US private investment is encouraged, especially in rebuilding industry and infrastructure along with preferential trade partner status that is bestowed upon Japan. Substantial loans are also offered by US financial institutions.
  • Republic of the Philippines: After the friendship treaty with the US being signed, general elections are scheduled and held this year with the presidential race being won by incumbent president Sergi Osmena from the nacionalista party. The 24 seats in the senate are divided between the nacionalista which gains a majority with 13 seats with the rest of the seats going to the liberal party. President Osmena's first act after returning to the office is to rename the country to the Republic of the Philippines. Other act done this year is the construction of a new capital citing the destruction and war torn status of Manila. The new capital city is to be named Quezon City in honor of the late president Manuel Quezon. Meanwhile, President Osmena begins to hold weekly radio broadcasts telling the people what the government is working on at the moment.
  • Egypt: Following his bold speech declaring Egyptian independence, King Farouk becomes a nationalist symbol to many in Egypt, returning some support for the shaky monarchy. The king, along with the Wafd dominated parliament, officially declares the creation of the Kingdom of Egypt and Sudan. One of the first declarations of the new kingdom is to declare a neutral foreign policy and a promise to respect foreign owned businesses in the country. With the help of advisors from the FOA, much of the bureaucracy is reformed, with many corrupt officials purged from the administration and new ones trained to take their place. In the Sudan, much of the colonial bureaucracy remains in place for now with promises to create a national parliament for the region. We also begin the creation of a national army centered on veterans from WW2 and begin to recruit and train more soldiers. The country continues to build and improve infrastructure and begins to offer tax breaks to local businesses as well as attract foreign investors to the country. To the UK, the Government of Egypt requests the withdrawal of British troops from most of the country to the Suez Canal Zone.
  • Empire of Ethiopia: The US Military Mission to Ethiopia arrives, being personally greeted by the Emperor himself who tells them “I place the security of my Empire into your hands gentlemen.” The US military officers quickly begin a professionalization of the military and begin working on a program to drill and train the 12,000 soldiers in the Ethiopian Imperial Guard, also known as the Kebur Zabagna. Additionally, a plan is created to recruit 25,000 new conscripts by the end of the year. To help coordinate the efforts to modernize and professionalize the military the Emperor creates the Imperial Ministry of War, appointing General George S. Patton as the first Imperial Minister of War. Incoming shipments of American military supplies, such as rifles, artillery, and military vehicles turns the Imperial Army into an increasingly well armed and armored force. Particularly, the jeeps purchased by the Empire prove extraordinary capable of operating and driving in the rough Ethiopian terrain, turning the Imperial Army into a more mobile force better capable of conducting operations in the East African landscape, The technocrats and engineers sent by the Arabian Standard Oil begin conducting a number of  exploratory drilling operations throughout Ethiopia, searching for precious minerals. To the surprise of many, including the Ethiopians, the exploratory missions find evidence of gold throughout the country as well as other valuable metals, such as iron, platinum, and copper. Coal deposits are also found along with evidence of precious gemstones. With Saudi investments and experienced technocrats and engineers the Ethiopian government immediately begins developing these potential mines, with plans to open gold producing mines at Lega Dembi, Tulu Kapi, and Tigray within five years. Additional gold mines are planned to be opened within eight years. Further plans are made to begin mining other minerals as well. To coordinate these efforts the Emperor forms the Imperial Ministry of Mines, staffed primarily by technocrats from Arabian Standard Oil. The exploratory missions also find another surprising development, the presence of oil in Ethiopia’s southern province of the Ogaden. A geological survey of the Ogaden reveals that there are billions, if not trillions, of cubic feet of crude oil in the Ogaden. The Ethiopian government soon begins negotiations to develop this source of oil and accepts an offer from the Federation of South America to jointly develop the oil fields. The Emperor grants an Imperial Charter to the Federation to form a joint Ethiopian and South American oil company to develop and drill the area. Known as the Abyssinian-South American Petroleum Corporation (ASAPCO), the company begins developing the oil fields, with plans to begin exporting oil in five years. With funds provided by the US consortium, the Ethiopian government begins reclaiming farm lands in the lowland regions. Previously thought to be impossible to farm, the combination of malaria eradication and immunization programs begins to attract many to the lowland areas. The government begins using the new funds to dig irrigation canals and provide supplies to local farmers. The reclaimed land, mainly pastoral grazing land of the Oromo and Afar, displaces a number of their communities, as highland peasants arrive to claim and farm the newly reclaimed land. Rather than compensating the Oromo and Afar for the confiscated land, the government begins a program to relocate them to developing mining and oil areas to provide labor for those industries. To coordinate the land reclamation efforts the Emperor creates the Imperial Ministry of Agriculture. Hearing of the protest of veterans in the United States and the racial tensions between African-Americans and white citizens, the Emperor Haile Selassie makes a public invitation to African-American veterans to move to Ethiopia, promising them a plot of land, work, a regular income, and life without Jim Crow. The Emperor hopes veterans moving to Ethiopia will bring militarily trained and experienced soldiers to the nation.
    • US Dip: African-American and especially Afro-american WW2 veteran immigration is encouraged to the Empire of Ethiopia with grants by US financial institutions.
  • United States of America: Countless debates take place on the Congress, with Pres. Dewey forced to veto several voted radical acts regarding segregation made by the more progressive elements within his party, along with their Democratic counterparts, which undoubtedly aggravates them, leading them to distance themselves from the President, viewing him with nothing more than contempt if not outright hostility for his abhorrent alliance with the Dixiecrats. There are also talks of taking even more drastic measures other than filibustering acts pushed by the oval office other than downvoting them with the opposition, as friendlier relations seem to have formed with the Democrats, rumors emerge of talks taking place between them and the Democrats for officially joining their party, although these amount to little, as the vast majority of them expect that after Dewey's first term they'd be over with the Dixiecrats for good. The Dixiecrats continue to polarize their base of support, especially around the South, their electoral success has been followed up by actions and this leads to racial relations slowly but surely starting to deteriorate. Vice President Strom Thurmond staunchly proclaims that "There would be no compromise on racial issues, not now nor ever, just as there would be no compromise on sending our children abroad to die on some reef or one some horrid foreign pointless war" following up on his successful electoral promises, that were seen very positively by the public. A lot of hate is also directed to the Latino community inside the USA, with many people viewing them as agents of the enemy. President Dewey is alarmed at the steadily increasing tide of hostility against the Latino community and he is persuaded by some of his advisors to relocate the location of the ongoing continuation of the research on the Manhattan project away from New Mexico to Nevada and downsizing its scale as well as transferring all the archives to a safely isolated space inside DC along with other military secrets, to ensure the continuation of this research remaining a secret, even if these advises amount to nothing more than just distrust and suspicion is believed that this could be the best course of action, the fallout from losing such valuable secrets would worth a lot more than a relocation. The congress is heavily split over domestic issues, obstructing any reform from taking place. However, the same doesn't apply for foreign policy, where the threat of the FSA to the South and the Soviet Union in Europe sees the two factions setting aside their differences in foreign affairs and acting for the good of the nation. A new tactic is spearheaded by the oval office to deal with the threat to our south, as occupied Mexico heavily in favor of a unification with the rest of Latin America could turn against as at any time given. A lot of resources are diverted toward creating infrastructure in the Mesoamerican state, while our private investment is heavily encouraged. In the US Native American reservations rumors spread of a majestic place in the south that could form their new homeland and limited immigration in the Mesoamerican state takes place. Government takes notice and starts to heavily encourage this, advertising this new paradise for native people in US reservations, while also subsidizing their immigration there. The aim is to displace the local Mexican population from the borderline region with the FSA, as no doubt they would work against us in case of war. Congressional deliberation on the issue of independence for the Nahuatl, Zapotec, Mixtec, Otomi, Totonac and other indigenous people of Mexico concludes that in order to ensure the viability of the newly liberated people, they must be combined in a single state, along with the Mayans, as separated they would be easy picking for the FSA. Thus all indigenous areas in Mexico south and east of Mexico city are united in a single state, incorporated in the previously established Mayan state. The new state's name is Mesoamerica. Elections take place in Mesoamerica. More drastic measures are taken against the Mexicans both by the US government and the indigenous people who have recently been granted self-administration, a series of Mesoamerican laws passed by the newly established, recently elected Mesoamerican parliament disenfranchising white latin and mestizo people inside the new Mesoamerican state. The US occupation forces do not make their life any easier, viewing them with intense hostility, due to their distance to the FSA's borders. An extra expeditionary force made up of 85.000 men is send to reinforce the previous expeditionary force and assist the rightful government of Greece in their struggle against the communist rebels. The entirety of US forces in Greece proceed to advance to Olympus Pass and dig in. President Dewey very much enjoys his visit in China, eager to address any issue and work together with his Chinese colleagues to rebuild the world in this post war era. Witnessing the Nanjing massacre monument he is completely abhorred by these actions of these war criminal individuals and expresses his condolences to the Chinese people for their grave losses of their loved ones. He discusses with President Chiang Kai-Shek of the need for mutual cooperation and possibly alignment against the Soviet threat looming in the North. He also discusses the possibility for further collaboration with the Republic of China and extends his offer of cooperation with actions such as granting them preferential trade partner status and encouraging limited US private investment in China, especially in the infrastructure and industrial sectors, especially in the coastal regions, seeking the friendship of the Chinese people as a counterweight to the Soviet threat. Lockheed Corporation on the behalf of US government is awarded a contract to jointly reproduce with the German state's assistance the Heinkel He 162 Volksjäger jet-powered fighter aircraft. Therefore the US government requests every kind of assistance from Western Germany could give Lockheed Corporation in attempting to produce once again the Heinkel He 162 Volksjäger single-engine, jet-powered fighter aircraft, this time with the materials that were originally intended for the aircraft instead of wood and whatever scraps they could find in its initial production during the later stages of WW2. Along with selling the patent of the Heinkel He 162 aircraft to Lockheed Corporation. [Mod Response]
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Under command of Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and with new funding from the Federation of South America, Arabian Standard Oil Company begins to thrive. Many new drills pop up along the Gulf Coast, and further infrastructure is built around the port city of Damman. With a steady source of funding and technical aid secured, Arabian Standard Oil Company exceeds expectations and now produces 1.04 million barrels of oil per day, with more growth expected. the Saudi fleet of oil tankers continues expansion, with the introduction of more oil tankers. In particular, the company takes advantage of its legal monopoly over the oil market in Ethiopia, establishing a constant route to the country. In order to continue expansion of his military, Ibn Saud requests the Federation of South America continue its supply of weapons and training to Saudi Arabia, and specifically requests the purchase of the new EF-5 fighter jet. In order to diversify, Ibn Saud also requests to purchase A substantial number of P-80s and FH Phantoms from the United States, as well as more general military aid. to support these more modern aircraft, a new base begins construction near Riyadh. The Saudi Royal Military now consists of 70,000 men, mostly equipped with weapons bought from South America. Secret Interested by the Arab nationalist movements in the Iraq, Ibn Saud begins sending Saudi liaisons to contact them, supplying them with weapons and financial support, and encouraging them to adopt Wahhabism. Ibn Saud hopes this will lead to a Saudi separatist movement within Iraq, but destroys all evidence implicating the royal family in the contact, should the liaisons be caught. End Secret.
    • US Dip: The US eagerly provides P-80s, FH Phantoms offering also the possibility to purchase used ones in excess for the US Air Force other than new, with a significant discount (40%). Also any other military aid as well as military advisors are offered to support the Saudi Arabian military.
  • Dominion of India: India gained independence on 26 January 1947 without the partition having taken place. The riots that occurred after the Declaration of Direct Action Day by the All India Muslim League on 16 August 1946 have mostly died down due to the major efforts of Mahatma Gandhi and the Police establishment. The Lahore Resolution of 1940 passed by the All India Muslim League (demanding a separate state for the Muslims) has significantly weakened especially after the death of their main leader Muhammad Ali Jinnah on 11 September 1948 (he was suffering from tuberculosis). After Jinnah's death, there also emerged a debate about his religious affiliation in the Muslim League (like OTL). With no strong leader to replace Jinnah, the efforts of the Muslim League have faltered. Seizing the opportunity, the senior Muslim leaders of the INC namely Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan and Mahatma Gandhi began an extensive campaign to promote Hindu-Muslim unity in 1948. The Constituent Assembly was formed in February 1947 consisting of the representatives of the various political parties and representatives of the princes of the princely states. The Constituent Assembly continues to meet in Delhi. With the death of Jinnah, subsiding communal tensions and no strong leader, the Muslim league accepted a compromise with a certain number of seats being reserved in the national and state legislatures for Muslim candidates (These seats are those with a Muslim majority demography). This measure is similar to seats being reserved in the legislature for the Scheduled Castes (Dalits) and Scheduled Tribes.
    • Meanwhile, Dr Khan Abdul Jabbar Khan, brother of INC leader Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, and political leader of the Khudai Khidmatgar movement continues to remain the Chief Minister of the North-West Frontier Province in alliance with the INC. The Khudai Khidmatgars and the All India Azad Muslim Conference (and its affiliate parties) start campaigning in Punjab and Bengal for a united secular India, directly countering the influence of the All India Muslim League. The Deoband school of Islamic thought in Deoband, India also opposed the partition plan and begins exerting its influence to prevent partition. The Unionist Party, a major political party in Punjab, also opposed to Partition begins a campaign opposing it. The AIML finally accepts the proposal of the reserved seats for Muslims and in line with the reservations for Dalits and Tribals, 7.5% of the seats in government jobs (like administration, police, etc.) and government institutes of higher education are reserved for members of the Muslim community. This leads to a certain amount of riots and an increase in communal tensions in some areas. However, this is much less than what occurred in 1946.
    • The Princely States are represented in the Constituent Assembly through the representatives of the princes. All the princes of the princely states were offered privy purses and full property rights over their personal property including palaces, temples and land that was directly owned by the princely families. Most of the princely states acceded to the Dominion of India accepting the offer of the government. The state of Baroda acceded in May 1949. The state of Gwalior also acceded subsequently. The other three big princely states have not yet accepted and delegations of the Constituent Assembly led by Sardar Patel and V.P. Menon are currently negotiating with the princes of these states, namely Hyderabad, Mysore and Jammu and Kashmir. Some of the princes had plans for independence but were pressured by the Government of India and their subjects to accede to the newly formed nation. The state of Travancore-Cochin has also not yet accepted integration even though it actively participates in the Constituent Assembly, negotiations are ongoing with the State of Travancore and Cochin as well.
    • India offers an alliance to the Union of Burma (MOD RESPONSE).
    • I'm not a mod but if you look at 1948.5 I think Burma accepted. (KQBJ)
  • Greece: Solidarity from the comrades in Moscow helps the DSE immensely, fresh men, material and even very experienced officers support the liberation fight in Greece. The 20,000 Red Army troops are used to keep the supply lines in the northwest open, which makes around 10,000 fighters free to be deployed at the front. Once again Zachariadis requests aid from the Bulgarians, now that even the Red Army is helping (MOD RESPONSE NEEDED). Mass agitation occurs behind enemy lines, in particular in Arcadia and also on the Aegean and Ionian islands. The KKE promises a land reform to the landless and small scale farmers, while property like houses. Despite the rivalry between General Markos and Nikolaos Zachariadis, the two do everything to win the war. With well coordinated raids of supply lines and police stations in Thrace and Macedonia, where the rural areas are mostly under DSE control due to the support of the poor rural population. SECRET NKVD members and Greek communist spies are sent into the Greek Army headquarters and they are ordered to steal as many plans and telegrams as possible and transmit them back to the DSE headquarters. The plan is set to be executed in 1950/1951 SECRET END Talks with the Greek Orthodox Church begin in summer, the KKE representatives promise to install a secular but not state-atheistic republic after victory, the Church may operate on their own, as long as they don't preach to overthrow the socialist order.  (MORE TO BE ADDED AFTER MOD RESPONSE)
  • French Departments in North Africa: Reconstruction continues, this time with focus on industrialization and modernization of major cities, with the military governor okaying the recruitment of both french and native workers. With Reconstruction well underway, Military Governor Chataigneau begins the reestablishment of the education system, with okaying the start of a colony wide education program aimed at both natives and French colonists and encouraging natives to go toward getting a higher education. Independence begin to organize themselves in both Algeria and Tunisia, with the Algerian Communist Party being the most significant one. The PCA makes contact to the Tunisian Communist Party and the 2 parties begin communicating on a regular basis. The previous anti-Semitic laws imposed by the Vichy colonial regime are reversed and all Jews in Algeria and Tunisia are given back their French citizenship if they so choose.

1949.5

In the move from Los Alamos it becomes clear that it has come to light that evidence of serious leaks to both the FSA and the Soviets have become clear, those in charge of the Manhattan project inform the President both nations could have the weapons within a year. However, more information regarding the leaking of Bomb plans to the Soviets as early as 1945 puts the Soviet bomb test somewhere between August and October of this Year. President Truman is noticeably absent for nearly three days after hearing the news.

Bulgarian troops numbering 50,000 march into Greece in support of the communists. Now in an even bigger twist, the Orthodox church splits as well nearly 50/50 between supporting the king and supporting the communists. The Arrival of both Soviet and American troops spins the situation further out of control as it looks as if Soviet and American troops could legitimately face eachother on the field.

The Greek crisis takes up headlines and diplomats on both sides secure upper level government support on preventing the escalation of the conflict into all out war. 

The British agree to fall back to the Suez Canal Zone and recognize Egyptian independence. On top of this the Saudi diplomatic overtures are accepted in part. Abu Dabi and Qatar are given over to the Saudi regime. However, Yemen will be turned over to a Yemeni civilian administration.

Stalin is embarassed in private as he receives a letter from Yugoslav leader Tito. "Stop sending people to kill me! We've already captured five of them, one of them with a bomb and another with a rifle... If you don't stop sending killers, I'll send a very fast working one to Moscow and I certainly won't have to send another."

The Post war economic boom begins to affect most of the surviving major countries of WW2. The US, FSA, USSR, British, and French all see notable growth in their economies. This is seemingly attributed to a large pool of labor, a wave of well educated veterans entering the work force, and mass demilitarization off all affiliated powers. This growth subsequently begins to spread to the rest of the world slowly but surely with the "Big 3" the US, FSA, and Soviets being some of the primary drivers of global economic growth.

Spain sees its own economic miracle after an influx of foreign money and the opening up of Spanish industry to further expansion and development.

  • FSA: (Last name, I promise): The FSA in these last six months has seen its protests and demonstrations finally dwindle. The streets and affected property are all accessed and given government assistance with repair and reconstruction. This hopefully stands as a good public image for the rest of the country. With demonstrations finally ending and the growth of the economy starting to pick up, it becomes clear that the influx of work and good pay after the Great Depression, and a long global war having played out is truly what many of these people were seeking. A return to normalcy after nearly 20 years of mass social and political upheaval. Noticing this the government begins using its marketing and rather fledgling film industry to produce a series of free films, commercials, even printed in newspapers. A short tidbit of the success of a local man taking part. A film showcasing a new invention, billboards promoting extremely cheap ways to get into higher education. It begins a small stream of national thought that once again society was progressing. As the economy has picked up so has global oil need. The redevelopment of so many assets back to a civilian economy requires a major driving factor oil. The FSA markets its oil, selling on the open market and thanks to the size of the oil fields, in South America its promised cheap. Government investment and private investment flood into the oil industry with intent to retool, rebuild and reorient the FSA oil field and infrastructure. Having become relatively well developed during the war, in the final months they became targets of American long range bombers. Their redevelopment seeks to bring a new source of capital as well as use this as a success story of the new government hoping to once again strengthen legitimacy. The push of government led investment into Ethiopia is put forward as well with the developments of the Ethiopian fields hoping to deliver on their promise within a short time frame. It is expected to take roughly a year an a half to get the first oil pumps ready for exploitation. The military continues to develop its key projects specifically in a jet-engine strategic bomber with this to be completed around 1952. The new center of government having been looking for a new site to build a capital looks to find a new site. Manaus, Brazil after deliberation by a special council of the Federal Senate investigates the area. It is found to be suitable for a large city and effectively open up the Amazon to further investment and development by the government. The city architect is chosen and Manaus is expected to see the new developments occur. The San Salvacion free zone is established giving tax breaks, incentives, and other preferable options for building or trading here. The city standing currently at only about 250,000 is expected to get a huge shift. The New and Old city are established districts of the city and large areas begin to be developed and cleared with the government quarters of the city going up first. The Re-assessment of the navy is completed and the ports of Santos, Cartagena, Buenaventura, and San Antonia are choices as military ports with intent to centralize all military shipbuilding within these ports. Incentives are given, and new areas cleared as the preparation for these cities to begin receiving shipbuilding contractors. Already the major shipbuilding of Aquaria de La Plata declares its intent to move major shipbuilding operations to the areas with intent to declare its headquarters in one of them. The rebuilding of the north continues with the population relatively quiet as the progression seems to satisfy many. The opening of the Panama Canal what seems just a short time ago, seems to open up South America in yet a new light to many passing through. Another powerful democracy, independent of the old order in Europe and the Americas. With the potential of India, and the unification of China, the FSA openly favored the rising of what it calls "Traditional great powers." The FSA offers to enter into proper negotiations with the Republic of China over trade and investment hoping to foster good relations between the FSA and China. South American diplomats are quick to say "we are the only major power to have treated you as Equals." (China Response)
    • Chinese response: We accept the trade proposals.
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Under the command of Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and with funding from the Federation of South America continuing, Arabian Standard Oil Company continues to thrive. Many new drills pop up along the Gulf Coast, and further infrastructure is built around the port city of Damman. With a steady source of funding and technical aid secured, Arabian Standard Oil Company exceeds expectations and now produces 1.14 million barrels of oil per day, with more growth expected. The company takes advantage of its legal monopoly over the oil market in Ethiopia, establishing a constant route to the country. After securing exclusive rights to develop Afghanistan oil reserves, Arabian Standard Oil Company begins drilling in the north of the country. With a relative dearth of clients, most of the oil is sold to clients in the Soviet Union. Expansion of the Saudi tanker fleet continues, with several large tankers entering service this year. Military expansion also continues. The planned air base outside of Riyadh continues construction, with enough of it complete to run training missions in recently acquired American p-80s and FH phantoms and Federation EF-5s. However, most of the Saudi Air Force is still based at less modern but fully functional bases spread across the country. In order to make the Air force more effective, Ibn Saud orders Saudi Defense contractors to begin developing external fuel tanks to expand the range of the Saudi fleet, especially the bombers. The number of soldiers in the Saudi Royal military stays steady at roughly 80,000, but further purchase of weapons means it is now by far the most modern force in the Middle East. Wanting to expand power projection to the sea, Ibn Saud begins work on developing a base in Damman for the Kingdom's limited navy, and requests to buy ships any major power that fought in World War Two no longer needs. In order to expand his soft power across the Middle East, Ibn Saud begins attempts to spread Salafi Islam to Saudi Arabia's neighbors. This takes the form of funding local mosques and universities, as well as trying to win the favor of various royal families. In particular, Ibn Saud offers a Saudi security guarantee To Kuwait, Yemen, Oman, and Bahrain if their royal families and upper classes begin accepting Salafi Islam. (MOD RESPONSE) More quietly, Ibn Saud SECRETLY continues his support of Arab nationalist movements in Iraq. In particular, weapons and money are provided via liaisons to any group seen as sufficiently supporting of Saudi Arabia or willing to adopt and support Salafi Islam. Liaisons also begin to encourage the more extreme groups to begin attacks against Iraqi military and oil targets. Ibn Saud continues to practice of destroying all evidence implicating the royal family in this scheme. END SECRET.
    • Emirate of Abu Dubai: After acquiring this territory from the British as a client state, Ibn Saud appoints his son Nasser bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as the Emir of Abu Dubai. The new Emir immediately transfers the rights to any oil in the nation to Arabian Standard Oil Company, which in turn begins to search the peninsula for oil. Ibn Saud's efforts to spread Salafi Islam are particularly strong in Abu Dubai, as they are aggressively supported by a ruling class that has largely fallen in line. The limited armed forces of Abu Dubai are modernized folded into the newly created Arabian Defense Force, Which will consist of the combined militaries of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Abu Dubai, and commanded from Riyadh.
    • Emirate of Qatar: After acquiring this territory from the British as a client state, Ibn Saud appoints his son Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as the Emir of Qatar. The new Emir immediately transfers the rights to any oil in the nation to Arabian Standard Oil Company, which in turn begins to search the peninsula for oil. Ibn Saud's efforts to spread Salafi Islam are particularly strong in Qatar, as they are aggressively supported by a ruling class that has largely fallen in line. The limited armed forces of Qatar are modernized folded into the newly created Arabian Defense Force, Which will consist of the combined militaries of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Abu Dubai, and commanded from Riyadh. A joint Qatari-Saudi Airbase begins construction in Doha, with most of the forces being provided by Riyadh.
    • Mod Response: Oman refuses deciding to play a nuetral party in the region. Yemen in the middle of its own civilian government handover counter proposes with a defensive military agreement rather than one way security agreement and forcing religious doctrine change. Kuwait and Bahrain refuge still being British protectorates.
  • Empire of Ethiopia: Under Imperial Minister of War George S. Patton, the Imperial Army continues its program of recruitment, drilling and training. The 12,000 Imperial Guard continue training with the newly imported American military equipment while Patton’s emphasis on mobility leads to the Imperial Army developing a doctrine of mobility and quick, decisive strikes against the enemy. 18,000 new recruits are added to the Imperial Army, with 7,000 more to be recruited by the end of the year. Additionally, Patton restructures the Imperial Air Force, appointing many US officers to begin retraining the cadets and rewriting its course curriculum to more closely resemble a Western military institution. Patton also restructures and rewrites the Imperial Military Academy. The Ethiopian mining sector continues to develop, with six more gold mines planning to be opened within five years and nine more within eight years. The Ethiopian government also begins planning to develop iron and coal mines to stimulate and support industrialization in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian government also begins planning the construction of numerous industrial and business parks throughout the nation, primarily focusing on Addis Ababa, the country’s capital. The Emperor issues a formal pardon to all Italian civilians in Ethiopia, and vows to guarantee the safety of their persons and property. The government also makes an effort to hire as many Italian doctors, lawyers, educators, and skilled craftsmen as possible to help modernize the nation. Federation funds and oil workers flow into the Ogaden, where they begin planning and developing dozens of oil wells in the area. The local population, the Somali, begin to be hired extensively by the project, providing employment and stable pay for the previously impoverished people. The economic boom in the US is felt in Ethiopia, as US agricultural companies begin to establish commercial farms on the agreed 35% of reclaimed farmland. Taxes off this new highly lucrative economic base forms a new source of revenue for the Ethiopian government and a source of employment for the locals, although some peasants dislike farmland that could be awarded to Ethiopian families being given to American corporations. The first African-Americans begin arriving in Ethiopia, mainly veterans from the war who, tired of being treated like second-class citizens by the nation they fought for, decided to move to Ethiopia. The Emperor reserves a portion of land to be developed as farmlands for these new immigrants, and hopes to use their Western upbringing to help modernize his nation. The Emperor declares May 5, the day he reentered Addis Ababa, “Restoration Day”, a national holiday meant to celebrate the restoration of native rule to Ethiopia. Haile Selassie makes a formal request to the British Empire requesting that they withdraw from Eritrea and acknowledge Ethiopian sovereignty over it (MOD RESPONSE NEEDED). Haile Selassie points out that Eritrea was originally Ethiopian territory and was only forcefully “purchased” by Italians after they had already occupied it. The Emperor states Italy’s withdrawal from the area should mean the territory be transferred back to Ethiopia.
    • US Response: We exert pressure on the British government to accept the Ethiopian offer, offering some minor concessions regarding trade in return. 
    • Mod UK: The British refuse the transfer. 

The Hashemite Kingdom of Iraq: The Iraqi Communist parties within Iraq begin to gain grassroot support within Baghdad with a new party being formed within Iraq named the "People's Party of Iraq" which is used as an umbrella term for the legal parties left within Iraq.Arab Nationalist and Baathist within Iraq create a cell named the Free Officer Movement which gain the support of many young... officers. the Iraq Gas and Petroleum Company begins to drill for oil Kirkuk and Al Dawah. We send an envoy to Britain and the Kuwaiti government asking for a union with Kuwait by 1951.5, where Kuwait would be brought into Iraq,with the Kingdom of Iraq ruling over foreign affairs while the Kuwaiti government would maintain internal affairs and maintain autonomy. (Secret) We send an envoy to Jordan asking for the creation of the Arab Federation, where the last two Hashemite monarchies would form a union to counter any anti-Hashemite waves within the Middle East, mostly to counter the growing Saudi influence in the Arabian region, reminding them of what happen to the Kingdom of Hejaz (Mod response). We send an envoy to Britain asking for the purchase of 90,000 new rifles,300 British spitfires, 500 Crusader tanks and new military equipment mostly consisting of trucks and radios. (Mod Response). Iraq forms a standing army consisting of 50,000 men with plans of expanding it as the years go on. An envoy is sent to the USSR asking for help on the development of Iraqi infrastructure starting off in the Al Anbar region.

  • Occupied Japan: The First elections take place this year and many parties are formed the Democratic party, the liberal democratic party as well as a Socialist party, a communist party and the Japanese Federal Democratic party. The election took place with an eighty-four percent participation based upon the census done roughly two months before. The number of seats were based upon proportional representation with a grand total of 465 plus the Prime Minister who would be appointed by the Diet. The election went extremely well and was very exciting for the nation as a whole. The Japanese Federal Democratic party got near the majority with 221 seats. The Liberal Democratic party got the second most with 113 seats. The Socialists got the third most with 63. The Democratic party got the fourth most with 48. The communists got the least with 20. The Prime Minister was appointed to be Nakashima Masahide a Federal Democrat who is avid about putting Japan back on the map and make them known throughout the world as a symbol of culture, technology, government. In order to do this his first bill he sends to the Diet is about the exploitation of the natural resources of Japan such as Timber, steel and fish. This bill passes as it is seen as an opportunity to reinvigorate the Japanese economy. The first Animated feature length film nicknamed Otoko no ko (The Boy) is released in theatres this year by Isao Takahata it becomes an element of the culture and many of the Japanese people go and enjoy it as an opportunity to get away from the struggles of their lives. The Prime Minister appoints all of his cabinet members and all of them are quickly confirmed except for one, Yashiro Taro, he was tried but not convicted of illegal business. Following some deeper investigation the Diet decides to let him be Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry. Secret: A discussion between the Yakuza clans occurs in which the clans discuss how best to take advantage of this time of turmoil, during these discussions the biggest clan Yamaguchi-Gumi receives an invitation to a secret meeting with Yashiro Taro. Knowing this to be an extremely good opportunity the Yakuza go ahead and meet with Mr. Toro, during this meeting Mr. Toro explains that the current state of the world proposes an interesting opportunity for the Yakuza to make a name for themselves on the world stage and put Japan back into the top dog spot. This opportunity would lie in going after the various oppositions to Japan and that Mr. Toro would pay the Yakuza and they would benefit from this should they choose to accept. Looking to get a leg ahead on their other clan rivals the Yamaguchi accept the offer but state that should Mr. Toro work with any other Yakuza clan that the deal is off and Yamaguchi-Gumi will ruin Mr. Toro and his children and their children. The Yamaguchi-Gumi begin to look internationally with some interest in the US, FSA and other major Pacific powers whom the Yamaguchi could benefit from inflitrating. End Secret. The steel manufacturing of Japan becomes a major focus as we look to find ways for the government to make money post war. The automotive industry is another major focus as we go post war. Nissan, Toyota, Hino and Isuzu share the market and their cars begin to be shipped globally. Japanese automobiles lack some of the ability to mass produce that other manufacturers of the time due to the destruction of Japanese industry. However, some gains are made and Toyota and Nissan specifically look for opportunities to expand their production capabilities. As this occurs the steel industry also begins to prosper due to the demand from Toyota and Nissan for more steel to make their cars and other more specific technology industries also benefit. A request is made to the US by the Cabinet for a timeline on the occupation. (American response needed.) The Japanese government sends ambassadors to China, Indonesia, Burma, the Philippines and India about setting up an economic alliance throughout Asia in order to help all nations of Asia recover from the struggles of the war. (Responses Needed) The alliance will have a standard currency called the Okane, all member nations will be expected to slowly transition from their local currency to the Okane for international deals. The Japanese government also wishes to begin to create an inter-asian banking system for governments to take loans out of the Japanese propose to have a headquarters for this bank in each of the member nations capitals. The Okane value will be regulated by the Asian Continental bank as this bank will be called and the Asian Continental Commission.
    • US Dip: We publicly support the creation of such an economic alliance, offering diplomatic and economic support for such venture.
  • Republic of China: We continue rebuilding  our country, as it was destroyed by the war. We ask that the US prepares for holding elections in Korea for next year (US response). All war criminals condemned by the war tribunal in Nanjing are publicly executed for their crimes. The Yangtze river valley continues to be rebuilt. We encourage industry to grow between Nanjing and Shanghai on the Yangtze, and President Chang Kai-shek makes a visit to the United States. We offer an alliance between us and Burma (MOD Response). Seeing the puppet governments in former Indochina and the blatant occupation of Kampuchea, we once again demand that France decolonize this area of Asia immediately, and not continue to occupy it under the veil of a puppet government. (France response). Troops remain stationed on the border with the Soviet Union and with the French puppets in Indochina. We also look for partners in our attempts to industrialize the country, accepting investment from outside.
    • Chinese secret: We continue supporting nationalist and democratic rebel groups in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
    • US Dip: We support the conduction of elections in Korea and schedule them for 1950.
  • Afghanistan: Having secured Saudi financial support in exchange for Afghan oil, the government coffers see an increase in funds. The National Mining Corporation develops more mines in the country with some of the new funding, expanding its operations to increase the amount of minerals being extracted and sold for export. King Zahir Shah believes this will be Afghanistan's main source of revenue in the coming decades. A Royal Constitutional Committee is established to study law, government, and the history of other Westernizing states to come up with the best possible constitution for the kingdom. Education is also given more funding as more schools are to be opened throughout the country, focusing on secondary schools in each province. Classes are underway at the new University of Kabul. A new railway project and highway system linking the country's major cities is being planned. The Royal Afghan Army increases to 40,000 troops as the new soldiers are trained in European style.
  • Soviet Union: Reconstruction continues. The government continues to pour funds into restoring the country's heavy and light industry. Demilitarization continues with thousands of red army troops returning home after years of serving in the war or in the occupation of eastern Europe. The industrialization of Siberia begins to grow, as do the gulags where political prisoners reside. Funding for research and development of nuclear weapons continues. The Soviets agree to negotiations. However, Stalin secretly pushes for the expanded funding of the revels including artillery, anti tank weapons, as guns. Funding is sent to the Vietnamese nationalists, and rebels. 
  • Greece: Bulgarian support eases the situation further, Thrace, Central-, East- and West-Macedon and are now largely secured. Thessaloniki is fortified and upgraded, the local navy that remained there is seized. SECRET Many new troops are free and in support of the DSE, an expansion into the Epirus is possible, due to the fact that the majority of the American troops are concentrated in the east. An invasion of the Aegean islands is planned as well, if the waters are clear. SECRET END General Markos plans to set up a secret police in the DSE controlled part of the nation, functioning as military police as well. They are set up to hunt down suspected saboteurs and spies. A telegram is sent to Enver Hoxha in Albania as well, asking for Support in the Epirus region (MOD RESPONSE, PLEASE). Agitation in the Aegean Islands and Crete continue, funding a massive peasant uprising on Crete, in cooperation with the pro-communist factions of the Orthodox Church, a large worker’s strike and anti-war protests in Athens are planned precisely and carefully as well (MOD RESPONSE ON SUCCESS, PLEASE). Zachariadis prepares negotiations with the military leaders of the Royalists, being open for negotiations. These talks aren’t proposed yet, as Zachariadis wants to be in a stronger position in the negotiations. the supply lines are stable, aid from Bulgaria and Yugoslavia cause even a fairly well situation in Northern Greece.    
  • Mod Albania: Albania refuses seeking to instead remain neutral and not subject itself to probably invasion.
  • Rhodesia: Rhodesian diplomats continue to pester Britain on forming an Anglo Central African union of colonies by 1950 (Mod Response since KK is never going to post). Meanwhile, because Rhodesia is a loyal crown colony, the 1st Rhodesia Regiment (20 officers and 500 men) is sent to Malaya to participate in the Malayan Emergency. Work on the Rhodesian railways continue. The government of Southern Rhodesia also seeks to purchase five Chaffee light tanks from the US (Wrto repond). The Royal Southern Rhodesian Air Force is also worked upon with upgrading the current fleet of spitfires with new supercharged engines.
  • 'Spanish State: Franco continues to maintain an iron fist over Spain. We request America lend us $500 million to pay for the civil guard.' The military has remained small and underfunded currently. 20,000 soldiers deployed in Spanish Morocco, 20,000 in Spanish Guinea and another 10,000 in the Western Sahara with 85,000 in Spain and 15,000 in Greece. Once the Athens revolt breaks out the 5,000 troops in the Olympus pass are sent back to Athens to round up all able-bodied men involved in any way shape or form with demonstrations by force if necessary. They will be released once the situation is stabilised. They are shipped back to Spain where they will find rehabilitation in labour and be supervised by the newly hired civil guard. We dispatch another 10,000 soldiers to Greece to Pireas to link up with 5,000 coming back from the Olympus Pass and assist with rounding up the entire male able-bodied population of Athens.
    • Economy: We continue the construction of roads, railways and prefabricated housing in new towns. The new taxation system has taken effect and is operating acceptably while plans for a minimum wage for rural labourers are devised.
    • Education: The focus on reading is maintained with a national programme solely using phonics for all schools at age four and taking three years with tests conducted every year. Children are also tested for convergence insufficiency and phonological deficit every year. Children who fail these tests are put on specialised interventions improving convergence and phonological awareness. Children who continue to fail see their parents fined and the schools performing poorly in published league tables. The government plans to push literacy above 99% for this generation of students.

1950.0

The Us intelligence services purge many uncovered Soviet and FSA spies with many having been in place for years some as early as 1942 shaking up many in the intellgence community in the US.

The acquired research from the US proves to be of no use yet to the FSA being for a part of the process the FSA has not reached in nuclear technology yet annoying many in the intel community and shelving the data until further use later.

The post war boom continues to grow as tens of thousands enroll in high education programs run by respective governments in France, the UK, US, FSA, and even to some degree in the USSR. The expansions of infrastructure, housing and development of "Suburbia" in both the FSA and USA contribute heavily to a baby boom which takes off as many demobilized men start families.

The British government concedes to Rhodesia allowing them to form the Federation seeing no harm in allowing a royal crown colony to help maintain order in the area. 

The Union of South Africa passes sweeping laws forming ethnic federations within the nation specifically with whites sitting on top of the rung with Blacks and Indians practically playing second class citizens. One key policy which is defeated, however, is a policy limiting immigration of non-Anglo-Dutch persons.

The Malayan emergency develops into a full scale guerilla conflict between the developing MNLA and the British Commonwealth troops.

The Australian confederation officially splits with Australia and New Zealand both separating into their own independent states seeing as the emergency conditions of WW2 have ended.

The Greek civil war continues in earnest as American zones of control and the involvement of Bulgarian and Soviet equipment and forces in limited amounts continues the relative stalemate. 

As post war Japan develops, the criminal underworld known as the Yakuza begins to influence the political situation to their benefit growing their influence and size considerably.

Both Korean occupied governments seek to hold their election demanding this from both the Chinese and Americans to help organize and develop the process.

  • Turkey: We would love to trade with Iran, to have oil to keep our best population. (Player Reponse)
  • French Departments in Africa: Reconstruction ends this year with the major cities and smaller towns and villages fully or mostly repaired, though industrialization and modernization of major cities continues. With reconstruction ending and the region mostly stabilized, Yves Chataigneau steps down as Military Governor and civilian government is restored. Elections take place and a new Governor General is elected: Jacques Soustelle, a firm supporter for Algeria and Tunisia integrating into France as core parts of France. The election becomes controversial as Algerians were barred from voting and were not able to elect a Governor-General which leads to massive protests by Algerian Arabs and Amazigh Natives. The Algerian Communist Party takes this opportunity to expand its influence and becomes the leading group in the protests. The PCA begins to promote labor unions and equal working rights for the natives of Algeria (Arabs, Amazigh). The Tunisian Communist Party also begins to organize protests and begins to insert itself into the labor movement.
  • Japan: A small part of the Japanese people, specifically the younger generation many of whom don't fully grasp why the invasion occurred begin to make a fuss about the American presence in Japan resulting in larger anti-western mentalities. This anti-western mentality causes more interest in the Yakuza by the younger Japanese population which in turn increases Yakuza membership. The Japanese car industry and steel output increase as Toyota and Nissan continue to expand. Toyota has been expanding much faster than any of their counterparts so there is potential buyout opportunity for Toyota of any of the Non-Nissan car companies in Japan. The government also continues to work on creating the Asian Economic Alliance with the first Asian Continental Bank being founded in Tokyo. This bank begins to look for opportunities throughout Asia. (Asian countries Interested please respond) All the cities begin to be fully reconstructed as many people move back to the cities following their time in the rural areas to attempt to avoid the war. The main cities which were affected by the war were, Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo and Nagasaki. Osaka and Kyoto suffered the most losses of civilians which causes the Yakuza to have the most influence in these two cities. Tokyo begins to become a major urban industrial powerhouse as many of the major companies such as Mitsubishi Toyota and major textile and steel companies begin to build their headquarters in Tokyo. The Japanese government passes multiple reforms which encourage woman to work in the labor industry alongside men. The labor reforms continue as the Textile, steel, and oil industries become major focus. As many women move into the work force women's rights becomes a topic of discussion, therefore the prime minister proposes a bill in which women would gain the right to vote and equal working conditions and pay, the bill has to go through the diet twice before it is passed.
    • Afghan Diplomacy: Afghanistan is interested in joining the Alliance.
    • Japanese Diplomacy: We happily accept Afghanistan into the economic alliance.
    • Chinese response: We support the Japanese idea
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Under the command of Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and with funding from the Federation of South America continuing, Arabian Standard Oil Company continues to thrive. Many new drills pop up along the Gulf Coast, and further infrastructure is built around the port city of Damman. With a steady source of funding and technical aid secured, Arabian Standard Oil Company exceeds expectations and now produces 1.14 million barrels of oil per day, with more growth expected. The company takes advantage of its legal monopoly over the oil market in Ethiopia, establishing a constant route to the country. After securing exclusive rights to develop Afghanistan oil reserves, Arabian Standard Oil Company begins drilling in the north of the country. With a relative dearth of clients, most of the oil is sold to clients in the Soviet Union. Expansion of the Saudi tanker fleet continues, with several large tankers entering service this year. Military expansion also continues. The planned air base outside of Riyadh continues construction, with enough of it complete to run training missions in recently acquired American p-80s and FH phantoms and Federation EF-5s. However, most of the Saudi Air Force is still based at less modern but fully functional bases spread across the country. In order to make the Air force more effective, Ibn Saud orders Saudi Defense contractors to begin developing external fuel tanks to expand the range of the Saudi fleet, especially the bombers. The number of soldiers in the Saudi Royal military stays steady at roughly 80,000, but further purchase of weapons means it is now by far the most modern force in the Middle East. Wanting to expand power projection to the sea, Ibn Saud begins work on developing a base in Damman for the Kingdom's limited navy, and requests to buy ships any major power that fought in World War Two no longer needs. In order to expand his soft power across the Middle East, Ibn Saud continues efforts to spread Salafi Islam across the Middle East. The King makes a move to become the intellectual hub of the Middle East with the foundation of University of Riyadh. Predominate Scholars from around the Saudi Arabia and the Middle East alike are invited to come to the university, with several prominent Saudi Scholars using the platform to promote Salafi Islam in the academic world. In addition, Salafi mosques are founded and funded across Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Middle East. More quietly, Ibn Saud SECRETLY continues his support of Arab nationalist movements in Iraq. In particular, weapons and money are provided via liaisons to any group seen as sufficiently supporting of Saudi Arabia or willing to adopt and support Salafi Islam. Liaisons also begin to encourage the more extreme groups to begin attacks against Iraqi military and oil targets. Ibn Saud continues to practice of destroying all evidence implicating the royal family in this scheme. END SECRET.
    • Emirate of Abu Dhabi: After acquiring this territory from the British as a client state, Ibn Saud appoints his son Nasser bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as the Emir of Abu Dubai. The new Emir immediately transfers the rights to any oil in the nation to Arabian Standard Oil Company, which in turn begins to search the peninsula for oil. Ibn Saud's efforts to spread Salafi Islam are particularly strong in Abu Dubai, as they are aggressively supported by a ruling class that has largely fallen in line. The limited armed forces of Abu Dubai are modernized folded into the newly created Arabian Defense Force, Which will consist of the combined militaries of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Abu Dubai, and commanded from Riyadh.
    • Emirate of Qatar: After acquiring this territory from the British as a client state, Ibn Saud appoints his son Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as the Emir of Qatar. The new Emir immediately transfers the rights to any oil in the nation to Arabian Standard Oil Company, which in turn begins to search the peninsula for oil. Ibn Saud's efforts to spread Salafi Islam are particularly strong in Qatar, as they are aggressively supported by a ruling class that has largely fallen in line. The limited armed forces of Qatar are modernized folded into the newly created Arabian Defense Force, Which will consist of the combined militaries of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Abu Dubai, and commanded from Riyadh. A joint Qatari-Saudi Airbase begins construction in Doha, with most of the forces being provided by Riyadh.
  • Soviet Union: After years of researching and developing a nuclear weapon and with help from information gained through espionage the Soviet military detonates its first nuclear bomb the RDS-1 (hydrogen bomb). State funding into the sciences is increased particularly in the areas of physics, enigeering, and chemistry. Reconstruction in the western parts of the country continue, with major improvements in infrastructure being a focus, aid to Soviet allies in eastern Europe is also contemplated to shore up support for the Soviet back regimes. Production of the Ak 47 is ramped up as it is made the main small arms of the Red Army. research and development into tanks, troop transports, and planes begins applying new technologies. The MiG-15 is introduced in larger numbers, with limited amounts of the fighters being employed to support the Greek communists. Older Soviet guns and tanks are also sent to them. The industrialization of Siberia continues - particularly along the Trans-Siberian Railway. Stalin's paranoia and anger become an increasingly large issue. More people are rounded up and sent to the east. Many of Stalin's inner circle including Beria the leader of the state security apparatus become increasingly apprehensive as even long term loyalists are rounded up in the ongoing crackdown on dissidents. Stalin enraged at the continued autonomy of Tito's Yugoslavia sends more agents to murder Tito. more to be added later....
  • Empire of Ethiopia: Upon hearing of the British refusal to return Eritrea, Haile Selassie makes a trip to the UN headquarters in New York City. In a televised address to the world the Emperor denounces Britain’s refusal to release Eritrea back to its native inhabitants. Specifically, the Emperor points out that Britain has openly defied the wishes of the US in refusing to withdraw from Eritrea. He also points out the irony in Britain prosecuting German war criminals for unlawfully seizing territory even as Britain continues to do the same in Africa. Development of Ethiopia’s oil fields continue, with Federation planners predicting the first oil wells will be producing regularly in one year. The extensive infrastructure network built by the Federation in the Ogaden, such as roads, power lines, and sewer systems, meant to help the construction of oil wells, also greatly benefits the local Somali populace, raising the general prosperity in a previously impoverished area and quelling any discontent amongst the populace. Ethiopia’s mining industry also continues to steadily grow, with Saudi engineers moving on to establish gemstone and copper mines. Development of the gold mines continue, with the Imperial Ministry of Mines reporting to the Emperor that the first gold mines should start producing in two years. 10,000 new recruits are added to the Imperial Army, exceeding expectations and making the total number of troops in the army at 40,000 troops. Imperial Minister of War Patton hand picks the best 20,000 troops and reforms them as the new Imperial Guard, consisting of three infantry battalions of 5,000 men and one mechanized battalion of 5,000 men, consisting of 3,000 motorized infantry and 2,000 men supporting 100 M26 Pershing tanks. Patton begins working on next year’s recruitment, aiming to recruit another 20,000 soldiers. Continuous drilling and training of the Imperial Armed Forces continues. The addition of US trained African-American veterans greatly aids the speed of training, as with more drill officers the Empire is able to train larger numbers of soldiers faster. With the economy and military rapidly modernizing, Haile Selassie embarks on a program to similarly modernize Ethiopian society. To that extent, the Emperor establishes the Imperial University of Addis Ababa, staffed primarily by Italian educators and African-American intellectuals who have immigrated from the US SECRET The Emperor, without informing his US advisors and making sure to travel in utter secrecy, makes a trip to the border town of Moyale. There the Emperor meets with Kenyan nationalist Jomo Kenyatta, as well as other leaders such as Dedan Kimathi and Stanley Mathenge, to discuss Ethiopian military and economic support for the Kenyan nationalist movement. END SECRET
  • Republic of the Philippines: The senate passes the military reorganization bill with full support from both parties. The bill sets the army to consist of five divisions with nine brigades each and the scout rangers, airborne unit, canine unit and the cavalry special brigades. The construction of Quezon City is undergoing some obstacles during its building with more funds being allocated to it. President Osmena travels to China to discuss trade deals and asks for an embassy in China. Campaigning for the 1951 midterm elections begins with President Osmena touring the entire country and talking to regular citizens. Meanwhile, the labour party begins publicizing its goals in their own newpaper which angers the president but he allows it. The Minister of Culture announces the Spanish colonial era Fort Santiago will be preserved as a memory of that time.
    • Japanese Dip: We offer that the Republic of the Philippines join the Asian Economic Alliance.
  • Afghanistan: With help from Saudi funding and expanding industries, the mining operations in Afghanistan increase their output, in turn increasing government revenue. Iron ore, lead, zinc, copper, gold, coal, precious gem stones are all sold on the international market. King Zahir Shah and his financial advisors are very careful to maintain a balanced budget and not go into debt, spending money carefully. Education, military, and industry are given the priority in funding. With the University of Kabul and a local high school opened, the next stage is to build secondary schools in every province, which is ongoing. A railway line that would connect Kabul with Herat, Kunduz, Farah, and Kandahar among other towns is given funds to start construction next year with the help of foreign experts. The Royal Afghan Army is trained and organised in European style, with Western equipment. A sense of national unity and Afghan nationalism will be instilled in the troops to overcome tribal divides. Afghanistan is interested in joining the Japanese-led Asian Economic Alliance.
  • 'Spanish State: Franco continues to maintain an iron fist over Spain. We request America lend us $500 million to pay for the civil guard.' The military has remained small and underfunded currently. 20,000 soldiers deployed in Spanish Morocco, 20,000 in Spanish Guinea and another 10,000 in the Western Sahara with 85,000 in Spain and 15,000 in Greece. The military continues to conduct rear area security in Greece with areas of guerrilla activity suffering from houses being burnt and suspects being deported to labour camps in Spain.
    • Economy: We continue the construction of roads, railways and prefabricated housing in new towns. The new taxation system has taken effect and is operating acceptably while plans for a minimum wage for rural workers are introduced albeit with a low minimum wage and migration to the cities begins as day labourers become more expensive and increased mechanisation slowly.
    • Education: The focus on reading is maintained with a national programme solely using phonics for all schools at age four and taking three years with tests conducted every year. Children are also tested for convergence insufficiency and phonological deficit every year. Children who fail these tests are put on specialised interventions improving convergence and phonological awareness. Children who continue to fail see their parents fined and the schools performing poorly in published league tables. The government plans to push literacy above 99% for this generation of students.
  • FSA: The continued development of the new Capital of San Salvacion sees a wide array of planned streets, avenues, urban and commercial development and most importantly the cities government quarter which sees the Federations White House, its immense Federal Senate chambers known as Federal Hall taken from plans of the German Volkshalle proposed by the 3rd Reich as well as various other important buildings. On top of this an obelisk of immense size is slated to be built and occupy the cities central circle around the government quarter. The Economy continues to boom as various infrastructural projects continue to be built. The Oil industry on its own sees its own boom as FSA oil takes a commanding lead in global markets overshadowing almost all its competitors on the open market due to sheer reserves. In Peru the development of the gold mining operations is expanded to push the FSA one of the top three producers of gold. The rebuilding of the north continues as well with major progress made in modernizing and rebuilding the vast majority of the Northern regions affected by the war. As the Army finally finds its place in the post war nation, the FSA begins redployment to its satellite states to the north. With 80,000 troops arriving in Hispaniola, and another 50,000 in Guatemala. Investment into these satellite states increases as well with the FSA even engendering another Federal state underneath it. The Revival of the United States of Central America opting to give equal shares of power and prevent the more populous Guatemala from dominating the union. The influence is heavy into the central American nations with hopes to foster the Federal movement into a proper nation by 1960-62. The Development of the FSA nuclear program continues in earnest with the first nuclear reactors being build in Southern Brazil and Uranium mining picking up. In order to remain on par with the United States economically and industrially speaking, restrictions of industrial development and private investment are lifted in favor of fostering an extremely friendly environment for the development of a massive consumer, and home goods industry. The Rising of a commodities boom for developing countries such as China, Federation Satellites, India, Ethiopia, European States, and Saudi Arabia further feeds the upward growth of the Economy. The Population standing at roughly 117 million begins to enter a massive boom period as more and more well educated enter the work force and with the vast affordability of housing. In order to tackle rising rent costs in major cities National Zoning laws are put into place making the housing market cheap and affordable rather than a long term investment of wealth for a family unit. A proper savings account is insteand promoted for every South American family and is promoted heavily. This in turn sees the growth of financial institutions for the first time since the Great Depression to accomodate the influx of people hoping to secure loans and bank accounts. The Navy begins research into more modern ships and a secret project involving cruise missiles is minted in order to mount on warships and possibly bombers for much longer range and accurate bombardment capability. The FSA requests that the powers that be in Greece attempt to negotiate rather than drive the world into global war once again.​​​​​​
  • Republic of China: We continue rebuilding  our country, as it was destroyed by the war. We hold elections in the Northern occupation zone of Korea, and democratic forces have won it. All war criminals condemned by the war tribunal in Nanjing are publicly executed for their crimes. The Yangtze river valley continues to be rebuilt. We encourage industry to grow between Nanjing and Shanghai on the Yangtze, and President Chang Kai-shek makes a visit to Japan to forgive the Emperor for his crimes.  Seeing the puppet governments in former Indochina and the blatant occupation of Kampuchea, we once again demand that France decolonize this area of Asia immediately, and not continue to occupy it under the veil of a puppet government. (France response). Troops remain stationed on the border with the Soviet Union and with the French puppets in Indochina. We also look for partners in our attempts to industrialize the country, accepting investment from outside.
    • Japanese response: The Japanese royal family accepts the welcomes the Chinese president with open arms grateful for his forgiveness. The Asian Intercontinental bank looks to open a branch in China to help encourage membership.

1950.5

Stalin having picked the final nerve of the Yugoslav leader Tito is killed quietly in an Assasination by a Yugoslav agent. This surprises the Politburo which is forced to scramble to deal with Stalins death, and cover up the fact a foreign agent assasinated the leader of the Soviet Union.

Yugoslavian forces numbering nearly 500,000 flood into Greece pushing most of the monarchist forces back to established perimeters mostly around concentrations of American troops. This is done in overt and deliberate support of the Greek communists. US Generals demand a counterattack. However, the majority of congress leans toward limited conflict with the intent to Secure Greece, no more than that.

The Federal Senate blocks various forms of legislation holding the legislative branch hostage demanding integration to UN and hence integration into the global community. Other more worker friendly reforms are also blocked taking a hard stance on communism, effectively stonewalling further civic reform plan by the Executive Branch.

50,000 British troops enter Kuwait to dispel any further notions of turning the territory or further british territories in the region over to either the Saudis or the Iraqis.

The French troops begin to combat the Viet Minh in earnest as Ho Chi Minh launches a guerilla war for the liberation of Vietnam and by extention French Indo-China

The US economy takes a commanding lead as the global leader with the Dollar being considered the most stable reserve currency and New York maintaining its status as the World Financial center over London, and Buenos Aires. 

Saudi funding into sumpathetic groups in Iraq bears some fruit as some local militias form in support of Salafi Islam the Saudi brand of Islam.

  • Japan: The Japanese continue to repair the industry, we are starting to be able to completely revamp our industry and become self sufficient once again. However, there are still many things required before we can be completely self sufficient as such the Japanese government continues to ask for American help. The Japanese also wish to expand the Asian Economical Alliance in order to help all Asian countries recover so offers are sent to current member states, Saudi Arabia (On discord) and Afghanistan, as well as China and India to open up Asian intercontinental banks in those countries. (Saudi, Afghan, Chinese and Indian responses needed). The Yakuza continue to expand their influence and look to bring a number of government officials and electors into their influence. As many nations join the Asian Economic alliance the Japanese government continues to switch their currency to the Okane and encourages other nations do the same. As switching to the Okane causes some minor economical issues. However, the vast majority of people are excited for this new more powerful more universal currency and the opportunities it provides. The government draws a roughly 500 million USD loan from the Asian Economic bank in order to speed up the recovery process. The interest rate for this loan will be roughly 1.4 percent because of the struggling economy. The education of the youngest generation is considered a priority and due to the minimal destruction of schools this becomes a focus as the country has always been extremely well educated and the people continue to remain this way even after the war.
    • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Ibn Saud agrees to join the Asian Economic Alliance.
    • United Kingdom: Proposes opening a gateway to the west for the Asian Economic Alliance with another financial market created in Hong Kong, where western investors will be able to easily convert, buy, and trade bonds and stocks and make agreements.
      • Japanese Dip: The Japanese agree that a market in Hong Kong would be helpful. However, it mentions that the Asian Economical Alliance has no need for the Western governments.
    • Afghanistan: Afghanistan agrees to open a branch of the Asian Intercontinental Bank in the country.
    • Chinese response: We agree.
  • Soviet Union: On the 17th of August Stalin is found with an ice pick in his skull, this provokes a massive shock amongst the members of the Politiburo who he and the Stalinists use Beria to kill all the members of Stalin's home to prevent any possible leaks, and publicly attribute Comrade Stalin's death  to declining health. Gaining the support of Foreign Secretary Molotov, and Kliment Vorosshilov Malenkov tries to push for retaliation against Tito by any means necessary and to cut off support for Greece, while Khrushchev disagrees privately. However, the Politburo and military high command stuck trying to figure out all the other issues connected to the continued Soviet presence in Eastern Europe, the escalation of the conflict in Greece with the Yugoslav intervention now publicly placing both the Soviets and the Yugoslavians supporting the same side. The split in the Politiburo intensifies after Beria manages to secure control over the entirety of the State security apparatus, bringing even more confusion and fear amongst the other politiburo members. Beria who had been steadily laying down the groundwork for an eventual take over of power and pass sweeping reforms to prevent falling victim to the same sort of fate he had sent count other lives to. Khrushchev as leader of the reformist part of the Communist Party quickly reaches out to his old friend Marshal Zhukov who recently returned from East Germany and being the one known man to publicly oppose Stalin looking to establish a political alliance and ultimately an initial agreement is laid out to secure power and prevent a complete collpase of revolution and all the hard won gains during the after math of the war. No actionm is taken, however, by either side as the funeral of Comrade Stalin is held, and because of the uncertainty of what Beria would do. In secret Beria begins laying organizing  his own possible move forward. Reconstruction efforts continue and despite the massive Yugoslav intervention the Military stipulats the importance of secrung the country for the communist bloc due to the massive investment that has already gone into secyuring the country, and to prevent a complete collapse of the Soviet government or military. More to be added later.
  • United Kingdom: Clement Attlee and the labor party continue to expand the National Health Service to include dental care/services and glasses, including advanced services for veterans. With the economic boom in hand, resources are pushed into the financial services and markets in London, Hong Kong, and military services and aid to locals in the Middle East and in South East Asia. Specific protections are made in Malay and specifically Singapore including the beginnings of outfitting new ships (Mod - Not sure how big this is since there is no Chinese support as in OTL). The United Kingdom applauds the Federation of Rhodesia as they take into account the nearby nations, but Attlee is publicly critical over the new laws of the union of South Africa's apartheid-like laws. More money is brought in from the deals with Saudi Arabia. For Egypt the United Kingdom invites them into the commonwealth of nations. Given the current situation in the USSR and Eastern Europe the UK implores Europe and the Federation and the United States to create a discourse and plan to deal with the wars in the Balkan area.
    • Clement Attlee proposes a European Steel, Coal, and Energy Commission to West Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and Sweden. (RESPONSES). The purpose being to integrate the economies of the Ruhr, the Rhine, and the Financial markets and major cities that serve them in order to intertwine, link, and create a bond of economies to prevent future conflicts.
    • Clement Attlee also hosts the Commonwealth of Nations (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, East Pakistan, Pakistan, and Ceylon) to discuss the situation in South Africa (purposely not invited due to violating the human rights portion of the charter) to see how they can create trade agreements among the member nations (Assuming all attend unless otherwise said).
    • All but Sweden Agree with the Swedes quickly citing their neutrality.
  • Afghanistan: With Saudi financing and possibly more to come from the Asian Intercontinental Bank, the government expands its mining operations and invests more into education. More schools are opened in the provinces. Extraction of raw materials increases. Kabul University is expanded and offers more programs. The Royal Afghan Army has about 40,000 troops, organised into four divisions, and is getting trained in European style.
  • Dutch East Indies: Protests for independence grow, asking for full independence from the Dutch empire. Many movement saw widespread strikes as natives working for Dutch assets enter into an endless strike, this cause a series of clashes between colonial authority and the Indonesian population in major population centers. While the colonial regime asks for support from the motherland to restore order, the growing native opposition manages to reach beyond the boundary of the colony, asking for support in their demands.
  • Empire of Ethiopia: Progress continues on building the army into a modern fighting force. 20,000 new recruits are added as part of Patton's second wave of recruitment, planning to do a total of three waves of recruitment altogether. Federation oil developers make a final report to the Emperor, informing him that the oil wells are nearly completed and should begin pumping by next year. Additionally, the reclamation of Ethiopian pastoral lands continues, with wide-scale farming progressing. However, lack of modern equipment and a line of credit still hampers the peasants. To solve this issue the Emperor, anticipating the oil revenues Ethiopia will soon collect, establishes the Imperial Bank of Ethiopia, creating a new Imperial Ministry of Finance to oversee the bank. The bank is established specifically with the goal of providing loans and credits to peasants who otherwise have no access to funds. With extremely low interest rates and a lack of hurtles to take out a loan thousands of peasants are anticipated to be able to secure funding for their farmlands. Progress continues in the mining sector, and the first iron and coal mines are opened to help fuel Ethiopia's industrialization. 
  • Republic of China: We continue rebuilding  our country, as it was destroyed by the war. We hold elections in the Northern occupation zone of Korea, and democratic forces have won it. China begins a national overhaul of education, in order to foster a more learned population. The Yangtze river valley continues to be rebuilt. We encourage industry to grow between Nanjing and Shanghai on the Yangtze, and the Asian Economic Bank opens a branch in Shanghai.  Seeing the puppet governments in former Indochina and the blatant occupation of Kampuchea, we once again demand that France decolonize this area of Asia immediately, and not continue to occupy it under the veil of a puppet government. (France response). Troops remain stationed on the border with the Soviet Union and with the French puppets in Indochina. We also look for partners in our attempts to industrialize the country, accepting investment from outside.
    • United Kingdom Diplomacy: The United Kingdom offers to meet about industrialization, investment, and foreign aid in exchange for extension of the New Territories Lease and political support in Southeast Asia. OOC: If this seems like a good starting point, let's connect on discord or talk pages.
  • Republic of the Philippines: President Osmena pays tributes to the people who died in the Bataan death march and announces the creation of a war memorial to honour and remember all those who died during that march. The senate passes the ACCFA act which establishes the Agricultural Credit and Cooperative Financing Administration in order to aid the rural farmers and people. In order to encourage more Philippinos to engage in painting, architecture and other cultural arts the Prize of Culture is established by the Minister of Culture. In the 1950 Cebu mayoral elections, President Osmena's son, Sergio Osmeña, Jr, wins the race and becomes the new major of Cebu.
  • Greece: Despite the Yugoslavian aid, Zachariadis privately declares his condolences and grief over the death of “the greatest of all communists”, Stalin, in a letter to Beria and the intermerit leadership of the USSR. The politburo of the KKE is at least nominally in support of Tito, to keep the support in the nation. The Yugoslav rush has driven most of the American and Spanish troops into rural Arcadia or into the mountains, where the DSE Battalions siege the Americans and Spanish out in the gorges and the towns, making an organized retreat or regrouping impossible. Smaller squads smuggle themselves behind the lines of the enemy in stolen monarchist uniforms, and sabotage the American actions. If they are identified as DSE troops, they pretend to be desateurs, who have found back their loyalty to the crown. SECRET An assassination plot toward one of the American generals is planned, preferably with or Yugoslav support (MOD RESPONSE, PLEASE) SECRET END An attempt to invade the Aegean Islands is made, mostly by securing landing positions on the main islands via local sympathizers. Agitation in all of Greece continues, especially in the poor and rural areas on Crete, where massive fundings and careful planning are done to provoke a civil uprising. The KKE sends a delegation to the USSR to negotiate to keep the Soviet support in Greece, and leasing out a few airplanes to the DSE, despite the support of the Yugoslav traitors. The greater enemy in the end is still the imperialist US and its allies, while Greece is not involved in the treason Tito committed (SOVIET RESPONSE NEEDED).
  • Negative Ghost Rider. I know you want to win, but the US still controls at least one or two major ports that were either built up to accomodate American troops, or previously existed. This leaves Athens, and Pireas for the most part. No Way your troops actually engaged American troops and won. Same for the Yugoslavs. They are two different levels of power bracket here. -Feud
  • Spanish State:' Franco continues to maintain an iron fist over Spain. We request America lend us $500 million to pay for the civil guard.' The military has remained small and underfunded currently. 20,000 soldiers deployed in Spanish Morocco, 20,000 in Spanish Guinea and another 10,000 in the Western Sahara with 85,000 in Spain and 15,000 in Greece. The military continues to conduct rear area security in Greece with areas of guerrilla activity suffering from houses being burnt and suspects being deported to labour camps in Spain. Spanish soldiers shoot saboteurs and anyone collaborating with saboteurs as well as suspected collaborators.
    • Economy: Due to the introduction of minimum wage, low paid farm labourers lose their jobs and move to the city in small numbers, the government guarantees the purchase of equipment to mechanise agricultral labour making up for the shortfall.
    • Education: The focus on reading is maintained with a national programme solely using phonics for all schools at age four and taking three years with tests conducted every year. Children are also tested for convergence insufficiency and phonological deficit every year. Children who fail these tests are put on specialised interventions improving convergence and phonological awareness. Children who continue to fail see their parents fined and the schools performing poorly in published league tables. The government plans to push literacy above 99% for this generation of students.
  • FSA: The development of the new Capital of San Salvacion sees a further expansion as the government quarters more essential housing and temporary government chambers being finished. The draw of a new capital and its inception brings many to the city hoping to set up in the city. The Population immediately sees nearly 30,000 in growth as the need for new amenities and development of infrastructure sees a big upswing in population growth. The Highway system begins its development as well with San Salvacion laborously integrated as the Centerpiece of the Network with highways following pre planned paths through the Amazon with a Route to Peru, Gran Colombia, and Bolivia all being started to bridge the massive gap within the middle of the country. Plans for further highway routes through the rainforest are planned, however, in a way that isn't more invasive than it needs to be. The economy continues to boom as various infrastructural projects continue to be built. The oil industry on its own sees its own boom as FSA oil sees purchase across the world. Oil sold to Europe, and cheaply to the United States, over to the developing economies in Asia, the FSA oil production industry proves to be a powerful developing economic force. In Peru the development of the gold mining operations is expanded to push the FSA one of the top three producers of gold. The rebuilding of the north continues as well with major progress made in modernizing and rebuilding the vast majority of the Northern regions affected by the war. As the Army finally finds its place in the post war nation, the FSA begins redployment to its satellite states to the north. With 80,000 troops arriving in Hispaniola, and another 50,000 in Guatemala. Investment into these satlelite states increases as well with the FSA even engendering another Federal state underneath it. The Revival of the United States of Central America opting to give equal shares of power and prevent the more populous Guatemala from dominating the union. The influence is heavy into the central American nations with hopes to foster the Federal movement into a proper nation by 1960-62. The Development of the FSA nuclear program continues in earnest with the first nuclear reactors being build in Southern Brazil and Uranium mining picking up. In order to remain on par with the United States economically and industrially speaking, restrictions of industrial development and private investment are lifted in favor of fostering an extremely friendly environment for the development of a massive consumer, and home goods industry. The Rising of a commodities boom for developing countries such as China, Federation Satellites, India, Ethiopia, European States, and Saudi Arabia further feeds the upward growth of the Economy. The Population standing at roughly 117 million begins to enter a massive boom period as more and more well educated enter the work force and with the vast affordability of housing. In order to tackle rising rent costs in major cities National Zoning laws are put into place making the housing market cheap and affordable rather than a long term investment of wealth for a family unit. A proper savings account is insteand promoted for every South American family and is promoted heavily. This in turn sees the growth of financial institutions for the first time since the Great Depression to accomodate the influx of people hoping to secure loans and bank accounts. The Navy begins research into more modern ships and a secret project involving cruise missiles is minted in order to mount on warships and possibly bombers for much longer range and accurate bombardment capability. 
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Under the command of Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and with funding from the Federation of South America continuing, Arabian Standard Oil Company continues to thrive. Many new drills pop up along the Gulf Coast, and further infrastructure is built around the port city of Damman. With a steady source of funding and technical aid secured, Arabian Standard Oil Company exceeds expectations and now produces 1.14 million barrels of oil per day, with more growth expected. The company takes advantage of its legal monopoly over the oil market in Ethiopia, establishing a constant route to the country. After securing exclusive rights to develop Afghanistan oil reserves, Arabian Standard Oil Company begins drilling in the north of the country. With a relative dearth of clients, most of the oil is sold to clients in the Soviet Union. Expansion of the Saudi tanker fleet continues, with several large tankers entering service this year. Military expansion also continues. The planned air base outside of Riyadh continues construction, with enough of it complete to run training missions in recently acquired American p-80s and FH phantoms and Federation EF-5s. However, most of the Saudi Air Force is still based at less modern but fully functional bases spread across the country. In order to make the Air force more effective, Ibn Saud orders Saudi Defense contractors to begin developing external fuel tanks to expand the range of the Saudi fleet, especially the bombers. The number of soldiers in the Saudi Royal military stays steady at roughly 80,000, but further purchase of weapons means it is now by far the most modern force in the Middle East. Wanting to expand power projection to the sea, Ibn Saud begins work on developing a base in Damman for the Kingdom's limited navy, and requests to buy ships any major power that fought in World War Two no longer needs. In order to expand his soft power across the Middle East, Ibn Saud continues efforts to spread Salafi Islam across the Middle East. The King makes a move to become the intellectual hub of the Middle East with the foundation of University of Riyadh. Predominate Scholars from around the Saudi Arabia and the Middle East alike are invited to come to the university, with several prominent Saudi Scholars using the platform to promote Salafi Islam in the academic world. In addition, Salafi mosques are founded and funded across Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Middle East. More quietly, Ibn Saud SECRETLY continues his support for Saudi friendly militias in Iraq. In particular, weapons and money are provided via liaisons to any group seen as sufficiently supporting of Saudi Arabia or willing to adopt and support Salafi Islam. Liaisons also begin to encourage the more extreme groups to begin attacks against Iraqi military and oil targets. Ibn Saud continues to practice of destroying all evidence implicating the royal family in this scheme. END SECRET. We agree for an Asian Intercontinetal Bank to be built in Riyahd.
    • Emirate of Abu Dhabi: After acquiring this territory from the British as a client state, Ibn Saud appoints his son Nasser bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as the Emir of Abu Dubai. The new Emir immediately transfers the rights to any oil in the nation to Arabian Standard Oil Company, which in turn begins to search the peninsula for oil. Ibn Saud's efforts to spread Salafi Islam are particularly strong in Abu Dubai, as they are aggressively supported by a ruling class that has largely fallen in line. The limited armed forces of Abu Dubai are modernized folded into the newly created Arabian Defense Force, Which will consist of the combined militaries of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Abu Dubai, and commanded from Riyadh.
    • Emirate of Qatar: After acquiring this territory from the British as a client state, Ibn Saud appoints his son Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as the Emir of Qatar. The new Emir immediately transfers the rights to any oil in the nation to Arabian Standard Oil Company, which in turn begins to search the peninsula for oil. Ibn Saud's efforts to spread Salafi Islam are particularly strong in Qatar, as they are aggressively supported by a ruling class that has largely fallen in line. The limited armed forces of Qatar are modernized folded into the newly created Arabian Defense Force, Which will consist of the combined militaries of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Abu Dubai, and commanded from Riyadh. A joint Qatari-Saudi Airbase begins construction in Doha, with most of the forces being provided by Riyadh.

1951.0

Elections in Korea see a coalition of Nationalists and Conservatives elected into position with a Conservative president who immediately orders Chinese and US troops off its soil but offering itself up for Investment opportunities and trade as well.

Ho Chi Minh continues making gains in the countryside of Vietnam his Communist movement quickly but quietly swelling in size to nearly 250,000 fighters and controlling a few towns outside of French influence.

The Dutch quickly ferry more troops to Indonesia securing the streets of major cities and starting searches and anti-insurgency operations.

The US perimeter in Greece is probed by the Communist forces but a clear zone of control is established with the Western forces deliberating waiting for direct orders.

  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Under the command of Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and with funding from the Federation of South America continuing, Arabian Standard Oil Company continues to thrive. Many new drills pop up along the Gulf Coast, and further infrastructure is built around the port city of Damman. With a steady source of funding and technical aid secured, Arabian Standard Oil Company exceeds expectations and now produces 1.14 million barrels of oil per day, with more growth expected. The company takes advantage of its legal monopoly over the oil market in Ethiopia, establishing a constant route to the country. After securing exclusive rights to develop Afghanistan oil reserves, Arabian Standard Oil Company begins drilling in the north of the country. With a relative dearth of clients, most of the oil is sold to clients in the Soviet Union. Expansion of the Saudi tanker fleet continues, with several large tankers entering service this year. Military expansion also continues. The planned air base outside of Riyadh continues construction, with enough of it complete to run training missions in recently acquired American p-80s and FH phantoms and Federation EF-5s. However, most of the Saudi Air Force is still based at less modern but fully functional bases spread across the country. In order to make the Air force more effective, Ibn Saud orders Saudi Defense contractors to begin developing external fuel tanks to expand the range of the Saudi fleet, especially the bombers. The number of soldiers in the Saudi Royal military stays steady at roughly 80,000, but further purchase of weapons means it is now by far the most modern force in the Middle East. Wanting to expand power projection to the sea, Ibn Saud begins work on developing a base in Damman for the Kingdom's limited navy, and requests to buy ships any major power that fought in World War Two no longer needs. In order to expand his soft power across the Middle East, Ibn Saud continues efforts to spread Salafi Islam across the Middle East. The King makes a move to become the intellectual hub of the Middle East with the foundation of University of Riyadh. Predominate Scholars from around the Saudi Arabia and the Middle East alike are invited to come to the university, with several prominent Saudi Scholars using the platform to promote Salafi Islam in the academic world. In addition, Salafi mosques are founded and funded across Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Middle East. More quietly, Ibn Saud SECRETLY continues his support for Saudi friendly militias in Iraq. In particular, weapons and money are provided via liaisons to any group seen as sufficiently supporting of Saudi Arabia or willing to adopt and support Salafi Islam. Liaisons also begin to encourage the more extreme groups to begin attacks against Iraqi military and oil targets. Ibn Saud continues to practice of destroying all evidence implicating the royal family in this scheme. END SECRET.
    • Emirate of Abu Dhabi: After acquiring this territory from the British as a client state, Ibn Saud appoints his son Nasser bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as the Emir of Abu Dubai. The new Emir immediately transfers the rights to any oil in the nation to Arabian Standard Oil Company, which in turn begins to search the peninsula for oil. Ibn Saud's efforts to spread Salafi Islam are particularly strong in Abu Dubai, as they are aggressively supported by a ruling class that has largely fallen in line. The limited armed forces of Abu Dubai are modernized folded into the newly created Arabian Defense Force, Which will consist of the combined militaries of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Abu Dubai, and commanded from Riyadh.
    • Emirate of Qatar: After acquiring this territory from the British as a client state, Ibn Saud appoints his son Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as the Emir of Qatar. The new Emir immediately transfers the rights to any oil in the nation to Arabian Standard Oil Company, which in turn begins to search the peninsula for oil. Ibn Saud's efforts to spread Salafi Islam are particularly strong in Qatar, as they are aggressively supported by a ruling class that has largely fallen in line. The limited armed forces of Qatar are modernized folded into the newly created Arabian Defense Force, Which will consist of the combined militaries of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Abu Dubai, and commanded from Riyadh. A joint Qatari-Saudi Airbase begins construction in Doha, with most of the forces being provided by Riyadh.
  • Afghanistan: With the investment of Saudi money and the opening of an Asian Continental Bank Office, Afghanistan sees more foreign investment. The National Mining Corporation expands its work and the number of mines in Afghanistan increases, while the existing ones become larger. The extraction of minerals increases. Agricultural output also increases as the government invests money into agriculture, helping farmers and giving them more land. The Royal Defense College is established in Kabul to train officers and a branch of it is also founded with hired WW2 veterans from Europe to train a new Commando Corps for the Royal Afghan Army. Afghanistan proposes the creation of an Asian Games, an intercontinental sporting event that could help unite Asian countries through friendly competition, as an extension of the Asian Economic Alliance recently established. (Japan, China, Saudi, India, Philippines response)
    • Japan Response: The Japanese agree that this would be a great opportunity and proposes that the first year take place in Tokyo.
    • Afghan Diplomacy: We agree that Japan can host the first Games, and want to know if other Asian countries are interested (Player and Mod responses)
    • Ethiopian Dip: Though not an Asian country, Ethiopia requests it be allowed to participate in the games.
  • Japan: The Japanese continue to make major reforms in the work industry and starts looking to export textiles, lumber, and other items. The Japanese also look for any opportunity to export materials as finding buyers is becoming challenging. The Yakuza continue to have increasing influence as we near the second election, with the Japanese police force starting to worry about their numbers and criminal influence both locally and internationally. Secret: The Yamaguchi-Gumi look for opportunities to fraud international businessman in both Japan and elsewhere as the total wealth of the Yamaguchi-Gumi reaches upward of 400 million. As they continue to exert their influence. End Secret. The Japanese police department begins to try to take actions against the Yakuza as they have become a major issue and there crimes are becoming inexcusable. The police, however, find little success as they try to take actions and end up losing more men than they consider worth the effort. Head police officials believe there to be a rat in their ranks. Hwever, they don’t believe that the corruption is that major. The Yakuza respond to these actions by taking the first knuckle of three captured police officers then sending them back to the Chief of Osaka police where the actions took place quoting the failure of these officers as the reasoning for their first knuckle being taken. The Chief of Osaka police declares that the Yakuza are not a major enough threat to where the loss of police officers is worth there pursuing as they are actually quoted by the police as a “necessary evil, in order to discourage other street crime. We wish to discuss some sort of treaty between the police and the Yakuza to better our relations.” The chief of Tokyo police seconds this decision and the Minister of Internal affairs states that cooperation between the Yakuza and the police would be very beneficial for the Japanese nation as a whole. (OTL this relation is similar.) The Yakuza following this agreement look internationally again for opportunities. Seeing two fast growing economies in America and the FSA the Yakuza start setting up agencies in both to do illegal business. The effects remain somewhat minor on these countries. However, the income for the Yakuza is astonishing as they make absurd amounts from doing illegal business in these two countries who are major business people attractions. Some of the Asian intercontinental banks struggle from some Yakuza actions. However, the Yakuza believe that in order to retain their power the Japanese coin must retain value. However, a couple of Yakuza agents mess with Western Businessman as they attempt to do business in Japan specifically American businessman as the Yakuza feel as though the Americans have overstayed their welcome even following an impressive defeat of what they believed to be an undefeatable society. The income from the Yakuza actually brings large amounts of money into the Japanese economy specifically for high cost luxury items or borderline/fully illegal items. The second election becomes a hot topic of discussion as one representative from each area in the diet and the house of representatives is scheduled to be fully disbanded this year and re-elected the election will take place about July of this year, many people expect the Federal Democratic party to lose a large number of seats to this new rising party called the United Japan Party whose gaining large amounts of power about going a step further than the Federal Democratic party and fully distancing itself from the Western World and making Asia the new west in power and capabilities.
  • Dutch East Indies: With Amsterdam sending new units to support the colonial government, the colonial government is quick to use those troops, launching a crackdown upon know leading militant with some success and setback. However, a few escape and form a government before publishing via undergound network and friendly organization trought the nation and via its diaspora a declaration of Independence. The self proclaim government of the Indonesian State led by Sukarno unite several armed groups of various origin that include communist, nationalist and various regional groups into the National Indonesian Army. From some secret jungle hideout Sukarno launches a call for any nation to recognize or support the new government in its fight against the Dutch and call for the Dutch themselves to remove their troops to avoid an otherwise inevitable conflict if they don't. The people are asked to take to the street to make the Dutch effort futile while the recruitment in the militia is sped up. Nationwide, attacks against small Dutch patrols are made while propaganda start to appear on city wall.
    • Ethiopian Dip: The Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie, officially recognizes the Indonesian State and begins calling for a ceasefire, offering to mediate negotiations for a peaceful end to the conflict
    • Indonesian National government: we would be happy to take on the Ethiopian offer would the government of Amsterdam agree to such an effort.
  • Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (no not the Anglo Central African Union: The year anniversary of Federation is now. We start an advertisement campaign in mother Britain for Britons to move to Rhodesia after noticing the post war migrations to Canada and Australia. We offer large plots of land, jobs, and a new lifestyle on the African Plateau. We also seek to buy five Centurion A41's, 20 M3 half tracks in British service, three squadrons of RAF Canadair Sabre's and 15 Sikorsky Chickasaw's (British Response). (More to Come)
    • UK Diplomacy: We are happy to finance and trade the military equipment in addition to training.
  • Turkey: The Turkish government sends 123 soldiers in the coast border Cyprus and Turkey on the territorial of Dikparpaz recognized as ''Northen Cyprus Turkish People'' recognized by the government.
  • Empire of Ethiopia: The first oil wells in Ethiopia are ready for production. At a highly publicized ribbon-cutting ceremony the Emperor, along with many high-ranking FSA engineers, technocrats and officials, ceremonially “starts” the first oil well, which is soon joined by many others. Per the Imperial Charter, for the next five years 75% of the profits from the wells will go to FSA shareholders to make up for the cost of developing the wells. With 60,000 well armed, trained and disciplined soldiers, the Imperial Armed Forces stands as a sizable military force in East Africa.  May 5, 1951 also marks the 10-year anniversary of the date the Emperor returned to Addis Ababa and liberated Ethiopia. The Emperor plans a massive series of celebrations, festivals, and parades to commemorate Ethiopia's victory as part of his effort to create an Ethiopian national identity. The Imperial Bank gives out numerous loans to thousands of peasants. The sudden increase in fluid wealth causes a minor economic boom as peasants begin purchasing items they never could have before, and the access to newer modern farming equipment makes life for peasants much easier and is predicted to vastly increase the yield of crops. With the Imperial Army of Ethiopia thoroughly established as a well-trained and highly armed force, the Emperor feels confident enough to launch his most ambitious legislation yet. The Emperor institutes a highly controversial Land Reform Bill, meant to curb the power of the landed gentry. With the standing Imperial Army powerful enough to crush any armed rebellion by the nobility, the Emperor feels confident enough to attempt this. The bill enacts sweeping land reform, setting a maximum amount of land at 100 acres for a private citizen and 500 acres for a family. The bill confiscates any surplus land but compensates the family for the lost land. The bill also enforces a “continuity clause”, saying that all land purchased by a family must be in one massive plot. The bill sets a minimum wage for all workers on commercial farms as well as privately owned estates, and sets a maximum rent for tenants. All these reforms are intended to protect the peasants from exploitation by the landed gentry and wealthy landlords. The bill is immediately and unanimously vetoed by the Chamber of the Ras. However, the Emperor invokes the Referendum Clause in the Constitution of 1948, and calls for a national vote on the land reform bill. Any man or woman over the age of 18 is allowed to vote so long as they register with the Imperial government. Ethiopia requests UN observers to ensure the fairness of the vote, mainly to investigate and report on any incidents of voter intimidation by the Ethiopian nobility. The UN is also requested to help organize the vote, as this is the first nation-wide organized vote. (MOD RESPONSE NEEDED)
  • FSA: Key improvement in the new Capital are made with upward of 100,000 people having moved here in the last year to take advantage of the many new opportunities arising there.The Oil industry on its own sees its own boom as FSA oil sees purchase across the world. Oil sold to Europe, and cheaply to the United States, over to the developing economies in Asia, the FSA oil production industry proves to be a powerful developing economic force. In Peru the development of the gold mining operations is expanded to push the FSA one of the top three producers of gold. The rebuilding of the north continues as well with major progress made in modernizing and rebuilding the vast majority of the Northern regions affected by the war. As the army finally finds its place in the post war nation, the FSA begins redployment to its satellite states to the north. With 80,000 troops arriving in Hispaniola, and another 50,000 in Guatemala. Investment into these satellite states increases as well with the FSA even engendering another Federal state underneath it. The Revival of the United States of Central America opting to give equal shares of power and prevent the more populous Guatemala from dominating the union. The influence is heavy into the central American nations with hopes to foster the Federal movement into a proper nation by 1960-62. The Development of the FSA nuclear program continues in earnest with the first nuclear reactors being build in Southern Brazil and Uranium mining picking up. In order to remain on par with the United States economically and industrially speaking, restrictions of industrial development and private investment are lifted in favor of fostering an extremely friendly environment for the development of a massive consumer, and home goods industry. The Rising of a commodities boom for developing countries such as China, Federation Satellites, India, Ethiopia, European States, and Saudi Arabia further feeds the upward growth of the Economy. The Population standing at roughly 119 million begins to enter a massive boom period as more and more well educated enter the work force and with the vast affordability of housing. In order to tackle rising rent costs in major cities National Zoning laws are put into place making the housing market cheap and affordable rather than a long term investment of wealth for a family unit. A proper savings account is insteand promoted for every South American family and is promoted heavily. This in turn sees the growth of financial institutions for the first time since the Great Depression to accomodate the influx of people hoping to secure loans and bank accounts. The Navy begins research into more modern ships and a secret project involving cruise missiles is minted in order to mount on warships and possibly bombers for much longer range and accurate bombardment capability. 

1951.5

The Dutch Authorities in Indonesia launch counterinsurgency raids on the Indonesian rebels hellbent on putting the Revolt down. 

The Portuguese sees their own colonies erupt into revolt with the Estado Novo regime quickly mobilizing forces to put down the colonial revolts in Angola and Mozambique.

The First Post War world cup is hosted in Buenos Aires restarting the games. The Finalists end up being the FSA and the French, with the French eeking out a victory in a 4-3 match.

French Colonial authorities begin cracking down on Communist sympathisers in Algeria in an attempt to root out various issues within the colony.

Apartheid in South Africa is Legalized and the ruling party mobilizes troops to forcibly segregate many noncompliant areas of the country.

The US Presidential election sees Incumbent Dewey upset by the former General Dwight D. Eisenhower who is scheduled to take office at the beginning of next year.

The Greek stalemate continues with options for a negotiated settlement on the table including once again the inclusion of the Greek communists in the elections rather than continuing a fruitless civil war.

  • Empire of Ethiopia: The Ethiopian Empire and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Alexandria granting Ethiopia a coastline as well as the Christian portions of Eritrea. Ethiopia quickly deploys portion of the 3rd Division into the Christian areas of Eritrea to maintain law and order during the transfer and also sends trucks full of medical and food supplies, hoping to begin winning the populace over. The Ethiopian portions of Eritrea are formed into an administrative state named Aksum. The Ethiopian government immediately begins plans to develop ports on the new Ethiopian coast, designating Mersa Teklay, Hashmet, and Ras Kasar as viable locations for ports. Ethiopia makes a request to the FSA asking for financial and organizational planning to develop these ports (FSA RESPONSE NEEDED) Ethiopian government works on organizing the referendum of the Land Reform Bill, working to register citizens and establish polling stations. Additionally, portions of the Imperial Guard are sent throughout the country to protect the peasants from being intimidated or bullied by the local nobility. The Emperor dislikes the notion of spreading out his personal military guard however, and as such asks Imperial Minister of War Patton to begin creating a national military reserve, known as the Imperial Reserve. The development of the first Ethiopian gold mines nears completion, with the Saudi developers predicting the gold mines should start producing by the end of the year. The oil revenues from Ethiopia’s oil fields vastly increases the Imperial coffers. The native oil source also lessens Ethiopia’s dependence on foreign oil, resulting in the Ethiopian government purchasing much less oil from the Saudi government. SECRET After hearing of the outbreak of rebellions in Mozambique and Angola, the Ethiopian government takes steps to secretly aid the rebels. The Empire uses the Kenyan nationalists Haile Selassie previously met to form a network of support for the rebel groups in Mozambique and Angola. Through this network the Ethiopian government secretly provides weapons and supplies to the rebels fighting the Portuguese, including rifles, machine guns, ammunition, mortars and artillery as well as food and medical supplies. The Ethiopian government also begins planning to send military advisors to provide training and advice to the fledgling rebel movements. The Empire, however, makes extensive efforts to ensure no concrete evidence exists linking the Ethiopian government to these efforts to support the rebels. END SECRET. The opening of the Imperial Academy begins the Emperor’s education program, which plans to raise the level of knowledge throughout the population. The Emperor plans a National Literacy Campaign, aiming to raise the literacy level in the country. Additionally numerous schools are planned to be constructed, with the plan being to build at least a primary school in every town and village. The Emperor also opens the Academy to non-Ethiopian citizens, inviting Africans from across the continent to attend. African students from across the continent, from Algeria to South Africa, come to study at the university and learn its curriculum, which emphasizes ideas such as Pan-Africanism, self-determination, and democratic values. Haile Selassie I sends a formal request to the Dutch government regarding Indonesia. The request asks the Dutch to agree to a general ceasefire with the native Indonesian population and enter negotiations for a peaceful resolution to the conflict. (MOD RESPONSE REALLY NEEDED)
  • FSA dip: We Agree
  • Dutch East Indies: With the Dutch apparently refusing any peace talks, retaliation attacks are launched by the National Indonesian Government and its militia, resulting in the assassination of several Dutch officials and officers while attacks on Dutch patrol are increased. Sukarno also reinforces his own hold on the rebellion but other factions such as the Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia start to gain in influence, especially in the great cities of Java and Sumatra. The rebellion continues to ask for the Dutch to leave while asking the population to reduce economic gain the Dutch can get from the colony by any means necessary. Sukarno also asks the Soviets for support and the Americans or NATO to intervene to pressure the Dutch in an effort the make the Dutch occupation known to the world.
  • Turkey: The authoritian Turkish occupation decides that Northen Cyprus will became the first vassal of Turkey. Meanwhile, the Turks send some frontier in North Mountain and the authoritians decided to name it the Elayet of Cyprus after a few changes to it.
    • UK Diplomacy: Your actions are a declaration of war against the United Kingdom and NATO. You've put a military presence in the territory of the United Kingdom and a blockade of Turkey has commenced.Remove your troops immediately.
    • Reponse: We apologize for what we did. We didn't know you British own this. We're going to remove the occupation.
  • Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland: Work starts on the Kariba Dam, to provide electricity to much of British Central Africa. We continue to encourage immigration to the Federation in Europe. With the new British equipment arriving, we immediately start training crews and pilots with their new equipment. The idea is for a military on par with South Africa and as technologically savvy as mother Britain.
  • United Kingdom: Continues to monitor and have troops in Malaya. Technological upgrades continue - especially within the fleet. Italy is invited to join the European Steel, Coal, and Energy Commission (Mod Response) as well as a study and group to reach out West Austria to join. NATO countries are called in to respond the Turkish invasion should it not be removed. The United Kingdom again pressures South African whites to remove the aparthitic laws. The Suez is immediately reinforced with Turkey's invasion. Lastly, the cities of London, Hong Kong, Victoria, Toronto, Singapore and other important strategic and populous cities across the commonwealth create the CCC committee to create and influence trade across the empire and her dominions. Admission into the council shows the cities importance on the world stage. Lastly, the new green water fleet continues construction. Hong Kong and Singapore are flooded with British investors looking to invest in China. The United Kingdom works to plan elections in the East African Territory as outlined in the Treaty of Alexandria. Secret: The United Kingdom offers to purchase Macau from Portugal in exchange for technological support for their military in southern Africa. Mod Response). End Secret.
    • United Kingdom Diplomacy: The United Kingdom looks to help end the hostilities in Greece in the Civil War. Suggests a six-month armistice on both sides to sit down at the table.
  • Japan: The second Japanese election takes place this year with the Federal Democratic Party getting 205 seats, The United Japan party getting 135, The liberal democrats get 43, the Socialists, and Communists each got 24. The others are divided among smaller parties. The elected Prime Minister is Yokuro Jurobei. One of the lead members of the United Japan Party and a former ambassador to Russia. Secret: The Yamaguchi-Gumi receive an offer from a few Russian gangs in Vladivostok to invest in the gangs and use it as an economical advantage by helping the gangs there. (done on discord). The Yamaguchi-Gumi have roughly 95 of the Japanese congress under their influence. There numbers increase above 100,000 with a large presence in the US and Japan, with increasing presence in FSA and Russia. End secret. The government makes some major actions toward becoming fully independent as Anime has become a major thing and is outdoing any other cinema in Japan. The United Japan party pushes more reforms toward warrior based practices as shipyards are rebuilt and the navy becomes a focus as we near the end of our recession post war. Major incomes include steel, textiles, and other services such as automobiles, merchant ships, and others. The Japanese look for more opportunities to import raw materials and export finished products to any country interested. (If interested please respond).
    • Ethiopian Dip: We'd be happy to extend a trade agreement to Japan. We have large deposits of gold, iron, oil, and coal. 
    • Afghan Diplomacy: Afghanistan would export raw materials to Japan, including a variety of different minerals.
  • Soviet Union:The struggle for control of the Politiburo reaches breaking point following a special meeting discussing the situation in Greece and the desire of Menenkov and Molotov to retaliate against Tito for the murder of Stalin, and to use the situation in Greece to their advantage. Khrushchev and Beruia hoping to push forward a more reformist agenda and contniue the reconstruction and reformation of Union. Khrushchev through a correspondance with Zhukov secures his support for a potential coup, and given Zhukov's strong relations with western military leaders begins making secret communications with the British and Americans in an attempt to promote the peaceful end of the Greece war. Beria mobilizes the NkVD and other security agencies of the Soviet union on the 5th of September carry out a secret coup againast the Stalinists in the Politiburo and in the military leadership in Moscow, while Zhyukov secures the support of Marshal Konstantin Rokoosovky, and other high ranking and disgraced military leaders for the change in government. Securing the trains, and roads into the capital and securing major supply depots the Reformists secure a quick and quiet transition. Beria's security apparatus begin acting on two lists, one with the names of all the political prisoners slated for release under the new government, and another with the list of all those who would stand against the planned reforms. A loosening on internal travel is also carried out along with plans for major agricultural and economic reforms. Khrushchev and Beria in a private meetuing with the communist party reformists open up about plans to revitalize and rehabilitate the NEP. The reconsutrction and modernizatiopn of infrsutrcutre across the Soviet Union continues. The industrialization of major cities east of the Uerals continue, and plans to establish a quota of new settlers is planned. military rearming and reform begin, as Zhukov is made Minister of Defence. Research and development into nuclear and astrophysics continues, production of more nuclear bombs continues. Uranium mines are opened up in Central Asia and in the Far East to fuel the production of new weapons. efforts to develop nuclear energy for civilian purposes are also worked on developing reactors for the production of nuclear energy. more to be added later
    • Indonesian National Government: We request that the Soviet Union recognize the Indonesian States and put pressure on the UN to force the Dutch out of our home.
  • Afghanistan: The development of the mining and gas industries continues, with the National Mining Corporation continuing to bring in more revenue. More schools are being opened across the country, with a larger number of Afghan youths attending classes and becoming literate. The King decides to put off the creation of a constitution and elections for now until the country becomes more developed and will rule directly. The Royal Afghan Army Commando Corps begin training its first 500 men, which were selected from the ranks of the regular troops based on their performance upon recommendation by their superiors. They are given training in small unit tactics and other operations. We again bring up the Asian Games proposal from last year, glad to see it has Japan's support (MOD RESPONSE NEEDED FOR NPC ASIAN COUNTRIES).
  • Greece: The politburo of the KKE and the leadership of the DSE agree to have negotiations with the Royalists. A number of general demands is proposed, stating: The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and the Democratic Army of Greece (DSE) will agree on a truce with the Greek Royal Army under the following terms. 1) The public will be given the choice for a referendum, whether they want to keep the monarchy or not. 2) Every member of the DSE and the KKE, including sympathizers will be given amnesty. 3) Greece will decline any military cooperation with the United States of America, including her Allies. 4) The power of the King will be reduced to that of a ceremonial figure, if the people to decide to keep him. 5) The KKE and the various social democratic parties and movements to join forces in a large bloc party, the Eneia Demokratiki Aristera, the United Democratic Left. The DSE is willing to cooperate and find a solution. MOD RESPONSE NEEDED SECRET In case that the royalists decline, a full scale invasion is planned around New Years Eve. However, to surprise the American forces, the Orthodox New Years Eve is chosen as a date. Air support from the USSR and Yugoslavia is requested once again, (SOVIET / MOD RESPONSE DESPERATELY NEEDED) SECRET END
  • ‘’’French Departments in North Africa:’’’ With France cracking down on communist activity, which means the large labor movement, great outrage from the native populace results in massive riots and workers’ strikes. With this, the Governor-General declares martial law in the Tunisian and Algerian departments and a massive brutal crackdown on riots and strikes ensues. With this, the Tunisian and Algerian Communist Parties unite into one entity: the Maghrebi Communist Party, and establish the Maghrebi People’s Liberation Army. In Ourgla, the Maghrebi Communist Party, along with other smaller but still signicant pro-independence organizations, meet and agree to unite and form the National Liberation Front and issue a Declaration of Independence and ‘’’demand that France recognize the independence of the new Maghrebi Democratic Republic (MOD RESPONSE NEEDED).’’’ The MPLA surrounds Algiers and Tunis in the event France rejects the ultimatum. With independence declared and the likeliness that France will reject the ultimatum, the Maghrebi Communist Party adopts Islamic Marxism as the official ideology of the party in order to gain the favor and support of the Muslim populace.
  • Spanish State: We withdraw our forces from Greece rather than continue the pointless fight but remain committed in opposition to Marxism. We offer the Federation of Americas bases in Spain and colonies in exchange for financial support. The military has remained small and underfunded currently. 30,000 soldiers deployed in Spanish Morocco, 20,000 in Spanish Guinea and another 15,000 in the Western Sahara with 85,000 in Spain. With the 15,000 who saw action in Greece deployed to the western Sahara and Spanish Morocco.
    • Economy: The minimum wage is raised and enforcement is increased with fines for those who are non- compliant and loans are underwritten for large scale farmers affected. Plans for consolidation of small farm holdings are created to be implemented eventually.
    • Education: The focus on reading is maintained with a national programme solely using phonics for all schools at age four and taking three years with tests conducted every year. Children are also tested for convergence insufficiency and phonological deficit every year. Children who fail these tests are put on specialised interventions improving convergence and phonological awareness. Children who continue to fail see their parents fined and the schools performing poorly in published league tables. The government plans to push literacy above 99% for this generation of students.
  • FSA: The continues development of San Salvacion as the capital sees more than just a governmental benefit. The local economy due to the influx of citizens to the area has skyrocketed. Various high level industries have migrated to the area to produce for the local as well as the national economy including arms and steel manufacturers in which the latter hope to take advantage of the growth of the city. The capital is finally fully declared and with the government now fully set up in San Salvacion after two years of extremely intense city building. The Population of the city including Old Manaus has crested 350,000 with the attractiveness of the city becomming apparent as a well planned city that is ripe for people to take residence. The highway system is given focus this year as the legs of the highway through the Amazon are completed albeit its noted the workforce casualty rate for a project of this caliber was high due to some extremely adverse conditions specifically regarding the Amazon. Other key highway projects are finished as well with the vast majority of the Coastal regions now connected. The Highway system is expected to make its way inland to start linking up more major cities. The nations nuclear program continues to develop with various nuclear reactors comming online to help enrich uranium and give product for the first FSA nuclear bomb expected to be dropped in 1953. The Navy begins looking into nuclear power for its navy specifically looking to operate submarines and aircraft carriers from the nuclear power concept. The rocketry research continues to yield benefits as varying forms of rockets are tested as the Guyana National Space center. It specifically tests rockets geared toward space travel and in a more secretive light, the viability of Cruise missiles and possibly nuclear missiles in the future. The National economy continues to grow matching the United States growth rate(albeit having a smaller economy). Further investment into Saudi Arabia and Ethiopia are authorized with upward of 500 million and 300 million put toward developing the countries as strong economic and military allies. The FSA accepts the Spanish offer opting to establish bases in Spanish Guinea, Morocco, and Gaclicia in Spain proper. The national education system is finally given its test run to push out a national curriculum establishing more national unity and to prevent more decentralized schooling from hurting the output of competent citizens, as well as secure the next generations loyalty. The baby boom continues as well and the housing boom is especially driven forward by this fact with thousands of families establishing themselves in this Suburbia near major cities and even some medium sized ones. The navy further decommissions three fleet carriers bringing its total to eight total fleet carriers, and the rest of its fleet is assessed. With 12 battleships, eight fleet carriers, four light carriers, seven battlecruisers, 25 heavy cruisers, 37 light cruisers, and upward of 150 destroyers, the FSA navy maintains its spot as the world's third-largest navy and one of its most professional. The oil market abroad is further captured as FSA oil exports outshine pretty much all other exports and are put in direct competition with American oil exports specifically in European and Asian markets. The goal is not necessarily to win but to Establish a sort of equality principle with the American oil industry and prevent them from maintaining to high of a market share. The FSA officially joins the UN.

1952.0

The UN and many delegations simply ignore the Ethiopian cries over Dutch Indonesia as the organization just barely has accepted and is trying to organize around how to handle the FSA's entrance into the Organization.

The Dutch begin a massive crackdown on the Indonesian seperatist movement and most news ceases out of the area. Only troubling reports of atrocities and mass killings of dubious veracity with official Dutch statements citing "internal procedures are being conducted please continue"

The Pied Noirs in Algeria manage to secure a major win within the French government and upward of 250,000 extremely well armed French troops arrive and swiftly put down the ill equipped communist groups in Algeria forcing them into insurgency. It is rumored nearly 30,000 Algerian subjects were "put down" as a result of this and the French re-establish mostly direct control over the populated parts of Algeria and its other north African colonies. Emboldened by this, however, the various communist groups band together to survive and fight together in an Insurgency campaign. 

The Monarchists in Greece agree to all but one of the demands. The one regarding non cooperation with the United States. However with all but one of these demands met, the ill organized Greek communists, and the exhausted Monarchists simply refuse any further orders to fight and simply resort to controlling their various areas of influence. This effectively forces the dueling factions to hold the various elections and plebicites.

The Portuguese begin their own anti-insurgency campaign against the guerillas in their own colonies and do surprisingly well in combatting the guerillas. South African troops are noted to be involved in the efforts to maintain control with the two nations securing a small but notable working relationship.

The Palestine region descends into chaos as Arabs/Palestinians engage in a brutal but short civil war with the Israelis. As the dust settles it becomes clear that various influential donors and sympathetic factions in the Western World have helped secure the Palestine region for Israel. The Palestinians are notably displaced or voluntarily leave as Israeli forces conduct a horrific suppression campaign and seize the whole area. The British forces maintained to keep order notable refuse to get involved and consequently retire to the Canal Zone. 

  • Turkey: As according to NATO they were right. Meanwhile, the troops occupied Iskele for making base allies and after that we're going to southeast of Anatolia controlling border region with security military as possible of forces the turkish gourvement regional send troop in border across they're neighboor countries for making frontier securise.
  • Dutch East Indies: With the Dutch adopting such a radical approach, fear but also hate spread across the natives of the island as the peaceful protest fade while violent action intensify. This have the effect to placate a part of the population but the red line establish by resistances movements also disappear with retaliation being launch against Dutch civilians that fall under their sight with many kill or taken into custody by the rebels. Sukarno also become a national symbol of resistance with more and more recognition from both the civilians and the rebels movement, cementing the cooperation of the various armed groups into the National Indonesian army. The various Indonesian natives division working for the colonials authority are call to defect and join the resistance with many units doing so, killing or capturing the Dutch officer when they have one. However, the rise of communist influence among the archipelago and the expansion of its militia quickly start to expand. The Indonesian diaspora outside across the resistance that was receiving and spreading the news of the Dutch action to the world increase their effort to contact the governments of Europe, America, FSA, China and Japan, so that they could force a UN resolution that would force investigation over the Dutch actions and decolonization of Indonesia.
  • Republic of the Philippines: President Osmena is killed in an aircrash when his airplane sudenly crashes into a mountain after having failed to see the landing strip upon his return to Manila. Upon his death Vice President Ramon Magsaysay becomes acting president and announces that the presidential election will be held this year instead of in 1953. Acting President Magsaysay wins the election to a full term in a landslide election with 69.8% of all the votes. His first act upon entering the office is to create the Presidential Complaints and Action Committee in which ordinary citizens can voice their concerns over matters that the president does not cover.
  • Spanish State: Reform continues led by the Opus Dei. We make overtures to the European Coal and Steel Community about joining. (Mod response) The military has remained small and underfunded currently. 30,000 soldiers deployed in Spanish Morocco, 20,000 in Spanish Guinea and another 15,000 in the Western Sahara with 85,000 in Spain. With the 15,000 who saw action in Greece deployed to the western Sahara and Spanish Morocco.
    • Economy: Small scale farm holdings are consolidated on a small scale with 100,000 holdings this year turned into 25,000 with many people moving to the cities as they are given compensation for land losses in the form of housing in new towns.
    • Education: The focus on reading is maintained with a national programme solely using phonics for all schools at age four and taking three years with tests conducted every year. Children are also tested for convergence insufficiency and phonological deficit every year. Children who fail these tests are put on specialised interventions improving convergence and phonological awareness. Children who continue to fail see their parents fined and the schools performing poorly in published league tables. The government plans to push literacy above 99% for this generation of students.
  • Japan: Discussions begin to occur as to who valuable trade partners will be outside of the AEA (Asian Economic Alliance). Ethiopia is agreed to be a useful trade partner and we accept there proposal to sell us Oil, and coal. The Japanese Navy begins its rebuilding with our first post war ships being produced in larger numbers with three different destroyers being produced. The car companies Nissan and Toyota begin to figure out the issues that there cars previously had thus increasing their sales. Hayato Ikeda begins to enact his previously introduced ideas of a fully industrialized Japan and many Conglomerates practice over-loaning which helps reinvigorate the Japanese economy. Secret: Looking for an opportunity to make large economic gains the Yakuza contacts the rebels in the East Indies and propose a deal where the rebels will receive arms, money and others in exchange the Yakuza will receive a payback and will be allowed the ability to operate within Indonesia as Businessman. (Dutch East Indies response needed)
  • Turkey: We are sending troops to the Armenian border of Azatan currently searching investigate if is everyone okay in armenia and building border securise for immigration while the supportist turkish, planned mark the banner as 'we occupied'

Footnotes

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.