The Entente were shaken to their core, Syndicalist and Radical Socialist movements had sprung up all over the world. In Europe, besides their mortal enemies the Union of Britian and the Commune of France, were the Syndicalist governments of the Sicilies, Ukraine, and the underground movements in Spain. In Asia, the Bengali were posing a greater and more worrisome threat to the Entente as the years passed.
Recently, in South America, the Governments of Bolivia and Brazil had succumbed to the red wave. And finally, in Canada’s own back yard, Mexico had turned Red, and now, the United States, a long time friend and ally, was dissolving beneath them. Yes, the Second American Civil war had begun.
Not between two factions, but three. The legitimate Government headed by the elected president, John Nance Garner; controlling mainly the lower great plains and the rockies, along with the mid-Atlantic states. Two the south, a paternal government headed by Huey Long, a right wing fundamentalist who was more than likely concerned with his own ambitions than the good of the former United States. And in the industrial Midwest, was the scourge of all the Entente stood for, the Combined Syndicates of America.
Support and supplies were quickly sent to the United States, but the Entente needed better assurance against Syndicalist Victory, and so, they seized the old American Industrial nerve center, the Six States of New England; Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Contacts were made with the local political figures, and a provisional New England government was established, some of the most powerful, educated, and strong willed individuals in the former United States were brought together to raise a strong and able resistance against the Red Threat. It was only two weeks before the CSA took control of New York City, New Englanders declared unanimously their intent to never let the Syndicates cross into the Birthplace of North American Democracy.
Of all of New England’s great leaders, one stood out from the pack, Nelson A. Rockefeller. A man of high hopes and great ambition, while he always expected to find himself in high places in Washington, Boston would suit him just as well. As coincidence would have it, he was now the head of America’s last best hope for liberty, democracy, and a free market. A task, as he now had convinced himself, he was fated for.
Welcome to my third ever AAR!
I've been wanting to write a New England AAR for a long time, but haven't had very interesting subject material to work with. However, with KaiserReich's inclusion of New England from Mod NN, this provides me with a chance to finally bring about an AAR that I feel will do justice for the land that I myself feel a strong connection to. (I am an Eleventh Generation New Englander myself, which has a lot to do with my "Nationalist' signature )
However, this is my first time play as New England in KaiserReich, and I must admit, even in Mod NN, New England is ridiculously hard to play as. However, I have one advantage here in KR than I didn't in Mod NN, I have the Entente as my allies from the get go, which means plenty of raw materials to fuel New Englands thirsty Industry. Hopefully the CSA won't gobble me up before make my next post.
And don't worry, I will still continue with the Adventures of the gallant Pharaoh in my other AAR.
Gameplay Starting Info:
IC Takeover: ON
Democracy DOW: ON
Straight to 1963 (HA!)
Provinces file from my previous two AARs (Extra IC and Resources in Latin America, Asia, North America and Africa) plus a bunch of Urban provinces.
(New England is 50% Urban here)
Thats about it, Enjoy!