War for the South: The end of war
Last days of July 2007
After the catastrophic naval defeat of American Union Navy, AUS tried to preserve advantages on the air and on the ground. American Union Army was now stretched thin: Armies were defending Eastern front against Southern Commonwealth and Northern front against Combined Syndicates. Some troops were also assigned to protect the shores against potential enemy invasion: Since destruction of the core of American Union Navy, Canadians could easily perform amphibious invasion on soft spots like Florida. American Union Air Force was still worthy foe, managing to fight of Canadian Royal Air Force, Combined Syndicates Air Force and air force of Southern Commonwealth. American Union Air Force even dared to perform offensive operations, like striking enemy forces in their territory.
Situation changed for American Union Air Force when US President David Petraeus decided to enter this war. He knew that Southern Commonwealth will benefit a lot from Canadian friendship and he chosed to approach Entente now, before it would be too late. With USAF being thrown into action, air fleets of American Union State couldn't bear such overhelming opposition anymore. Granger's ''Peace trough superior firepower'' strategy was ruined now and ground troops soon stayed without sufficient protection from the air. US also launched ground assault against Kansas City, but it ended with disastrous defeat for US Army. Unfortunately for USA, AUS brigade that was defending the area had strong detachment of Minutemen political officers that threatened soldiers with death if they would dare to retreat. AUS soldiers were more affraid of their political officers than of enemy and they managed to repel US assault. US Army didn't make any more advances until the end of war.
Despite the victory at Kansas City, AUS forces couldn't bear pressure on the two main fronts anymore. AUS armies even managed to make some successful offensives into Western parts of Combined Syndicates territory, but this advance was soon stopped. Despite fanatic resistance of AUS troops, the Red tide poured over the East Coast. Both American Union State and Southern Commonwealth called for fresh units, AUS with total mobilization and Southern Commonwealth with traditional Southern call for volunteers.
Race for Southern lands began. Frontlines fell apart and enemies were grabbing for AUS territory. But it seemed that resistance in the North is more fanatic than AUS resistance on the East. AUS sent most of reinforcements and also elite units to the North, to slow down Syndicalist advance. On the other side, AUS troops started to surrender en masse to the units of Southern Commonwealth and modern Confederates made huge advances. Southern vanguard units even reached outskirts of Miami, but they were quickly driven out of Florida by elite Minutemen brigade. However, Canadians soon launched massive amphibious invasion on Florida and capital of AUS was surrounded. Highest AUS leaders included transport helicopter and escaped from surrounded city. German destroyer was spotted near coast of Florida, and Canadians presumed that this escape was aided by Germans. Only the Vice President Bush was left alone in presidental office in Miami. He was taken to Canadian aircraft carrier HMCS Iroquois where he signed total capitulation of American Union State.
With capitulation of AUS, victorious forces anexed occupied territory into their domains. There were also some incidents. Southerns took Western part of South Carolina first, but they were driven out by very aggressive Syndicalist behaviour. Superior officers ordered retreat as they didn't want war with Syndicalists too.
Marshall tank of Combined Syndicates Army in Richmond. Combined Syndicates of America and Southern Commonwealth raced for territories of dying American Union State.
Map of North America was changed again. Canadians were pleased to have to strong allies that are rivals to each other in North America, and that pro-German American Union State was gone, but Syndicalist threat was still here, even stronger that it ever was.