~ To Live and Die in Dixie ~ Doomsday
Part Two of the Dixie Saga
[Weekly AAR Showcase, November 2nd, 2007]
Using CSABadass' Southern Armagedon mod, converted from Victoria.
~ To Live and Die in Dixie ~ *Revolutions*
History of the CSA from 1861 - 1935
[Richmond Virginia, Capital of the Confederate States of America
~ INDEX ~
~ The Backdrop ~
The Confederacy as of 1936 was a shadow of its former self, its glory days had long since passed the nation by. Dixie’s economy was a fragile thing, strongly connected to those of her neighbors and what many would consider to be her true big sister, Brittan, across the Atlantic. The Great War brought the Confederacy directly into the greatest challenge in nations history, a full scale global war; Thousands upon thousands of Confederate boys were taken to France, Africa and the Middle East in an epic battle that would shape the rest of the world, and its future. The participants of the war encompassed Brittan, France, Russia, The Confederacy and eventually the United States on The Entente sides, and Germany, the Ottoman Empire, and Austria on the Central Powers side.
Originally Posted by ~To Live and Die in Dixie~ The Bastard Child of America
Many credit the eventual intervention of the United States, and its massive industrial power, to the Entente’s victory in the war, but it wasn’t until after several years of hard fighting by the original participants that victory was even within grasp.
The Confederacy came out of the war an experienced, well oiled fighting machine, able to hold its own as one of the leading nations in the world. The nation’s woe would come in the crash of the Stock Market in New York City. Confederate President Harry F. Byrd led the nation through the crisis as best as he could, but nation soon became closer and closer Great Brittan, eventually becoming a practical Commonwealth of the British Empire. Using the Empire as a support crutch the Confederacy began its long clime back to stability, many in the nation began becoming desperate for a way out, an escape from the poverty that had began to fall over the country, many found that, in a young Louisiana senator, Huey “Kingfish” Long…
During the depression the political climate began to become stale, and hostilities quickly arouse. In Europe a rejuvenated Ottoman Empire began looking for another way to cover the costs of the depression, their answer was to finally annex what was left Greece and loot the nation of all it‘s wealth and resources. War filled the air of national politics, Greece called in its ally, Yugoslavia, for aid who quickly jumped into the conflict in hopes of gaining its claims in Ottoman the controlled Balkan Peninsula.
The war, which would be known as the first Balkan War, would turn into a meat grinder. The fighting was bloody and the civilian populace suffered greatly for something that was by far out of their hands. Ottoman troops took what they needed from town’s and cities leaving the people to their fate. The Ottomans quickly sacked Athens, the Greek capital, but was unable to defeat the dug in troops on the Greek islands. An offensive against the Yugoslavians however was more successfully as they began a drive to conquer all of Yugoslavia.
The Ottomans luck would quickly change for the worse when the Yugoslavian and Greek government went to Italy for aid, pulling them into a full alliance and into the war. The Italians entry would be the deciding force as invasions into Ottoman Libya and Balkan territories commenced, coupled with the Yugoslavians cut off large numbers of Ottoman troops, surrounding and destroying them.
The war would last for a year, from 1934- 1935 and would result in Italy taking several islands from the Ottomans, the Yugoslavians conquering all there claimed territories, Bulgarian and Albanian independence and the re-emergence of a strong mainland Greece. Ottoman holdings were pushed all the way back to a strip of land near the Aegean Sea and northern Greece.
In Asia the Japanese attack on Korea sparked a war with China and Tibet, coming to the aid of their ally and failing miserably. Superior Japanese military tactics and quality troops soundly defeated the Chinese troops, conquering what is now Korea, Taiwan and Manchukouo. The war would also see the downfall of China as the Communists revolted and the War Lord States took control of large parts of China, effectively ending the old dynasty.
America, Circa 1936
Euope - Africa, Circa 1936
Asia, Circa 1936
Well guys, first off I want to thank all of you guy's who are still with me, and want to appoligize for how annoying this must be, for me to keep starting over and over again like this. Anywho, I've found that story telling REALLY isn't my strong point, and am finding it hard to keep interest and motivation. My real talent, or so ive been told, is in writing in a history book formate, which is one I enjoy. So, here I go, take three of the Dixie saga, I hope you all enjoy this, I hope you stick with me. Thank you all and I'm sorry again, for this annoyance.