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    Quote Originally Posted by Razgriz 2K9 View Post
    Good question, it's because the Brits were not really interested in surrendering their soveriegnty to a united Europe, and Switzerland, being neutral during WWIII and not a member of the EU, were allowed to remain neutral.
    I don't know.. If the super patriotic French join the EF under a mostly German leadership there should be nothing to stop the Brits from doing it too

    The Swiss like to remain neutral, but it's just very naive of them to believe that the Russians aren't going to "visit" them sooner or later, so I think the EF should kindly ask them to join the winning team.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sethanon View Post
    Ireland and Malta should have joined the EF. Britain however is much less involved in the European Union structure, always trying to get out. Since they're probably more interested in the USA anyway them joining the EF isnt very logical.
    I believe the UKIP has 11 out of the 72 possible British EU mandates so I don't think the opposition would be too strong if they were asked to join the EF. I also think that anti-americanism would be too strong in Britain to make any American-British union possible. Positive European public opinion of the US dropped to 30 % during the Bush years and if Obama starts WW3 and loses it pretty badly outside South America and Africa I don't think it is going to be higher than 30 % in Europe... The part that wasn't taken by the Russians.

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    Uh, seeing as polls show over 50% of Brits wouldn't mind leaving the EU, its unlikely we would join a federal European state anytime soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Strange View Post
    Uh, seeing as polls show over 50% of Brits wouldn't mind leaving the EU, its unlikely we would join a federal European state anytime soon.
    I put that down to the economic crisis, and the fact that the British media is screaming bloody murder over how awful the EU is at the moment. The chances of 50% of the population actually voting to leave in a referendum would be extremely low (in my opinion).
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    My goodness! Annexations have become all the rage while I was away.
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    The eu betrayed the british in their separate peace deal with russia remember? So, possibly The UK is not longer a member.

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    Were Greece and Turkey invaded by Russia? They would be good candidates. Could you organize some kind of coup in puppet Denmark or United Austria?

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    Quote Originally Posted by red1 View Post
    Were Greece and Turkey invaded by Russia? They would be good candidates. Could you organize some kind of coup in puppet Denmark or United Austria?
    Greece was conquered i think, Turkey is a member of the SCO from before the war

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    @Tanttu: The EF only has cores on its own territory, not on any other European countries.

    @Petorius: Ireland and Britain did not join the EF because ingame they were not members of the European Union's alliance. Ireland was neutral in WW3, and Britain continued to fight on after the EU's peace treaty with Russia, as an ally of the USA. Britain therefore retained independence and Ireland is left to do its own thing, whatever that could be. I actually am thinking of using the unique British situation to have them perhaps forge their own path so to speak, like a Neo-Commonwealth after very nasty things start to happen to the USA.......

    As for the Swiss: they were neutral in WW3 and neither the Russian's or the EF are going to dare to change that. Russia has no desire to do anything to Switzerland, and the EF is willing to respect the country's neutrality and maintain very positive relations with them.

    @Mr. Santiago: Like Ireland, Malta was not an EU member ingame. Therefore they remained neutral.

    @KcindX: The European Federation and the USA are not allies, at least not anymore. WW3 resulted in the death of the old NATO alliance system, now replaced by two different alliances, the Coalition (USA, UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa, etc) and the European Federation with its allies (Libya, Algeria, Sahrawi's, etc).

    @red1: The Pro Western government of Turkey was overthrown by the Turkish military just before WW3. Turkey then aligned itself with the SCO and joined WW3 as a Russo-Chinese ally. The Turkish army fought alongside the Russians and their allies in the battle for Europe, with Turkish troops being instrumental to the defeat of NATO's balkan members. Greece was one of those, with their government forced to switch sides after the Greek mainland was overrun and the EU made peace with Russia, resulting in a pro SCO Greece.

    @everyone else: Thanks for the comments!

    First, in response to the comments about the lack of French representation in the EF's cabinet, I decided to load up quickly as the EF and do a cabinet shuffle for them, since I agreed that the EF should have had a lot more French political representation in its cabinet. Now, French ministers occupy the EF's foreign minister, security minister, and chief of navy positions.


    Back in Japan, victory ceremonies all across the country continue. The Japanese regime has attained huge national political approval ratings, despite some of the more negative events of the war, such as the very brief occupation of Okinawa by Vietnamese troops, or the large Japanese casualties taken in some battles on the continent. Minor setbacks are completely forgotten in the elation of Japan's massive victory against two Eurasian superpowers, something that has resulted in Japan becoming the superior military and economic superpower in East Asia.


    Now, with Japan's enemies in Asia vanquished, at least for now, the time has finally come to begin a new chapter in Japan's history. A huge victory rally is held outside of the Japanese imperial palace, attended by members of the Japanese regime as well as representatives from Japan's allies. There, the Emperor, who is starting to become more and more heavily involved in politics, declares the beginning of the 2nd Greater Japanese Empire, complete with the reintroduction of the old Imperial era Rising Sun flag.


    Questions over the future of regions conquered by Japan over the previous decade are now settled with the declaration of Japan's new empire. Any rumours of Japan granting outright independence to some of these regions are put to rest when Japan announces its new system of overseas "protectorates": regions that will use local administration and law enforcement but with Japanese advisors and leaders present, including Japanese Governor Generals, appointed to each protectorate by the Emperor. These protectorates are also to be made Japanese sovereign territory, subject to Japanese colonial laws and regulations. In Japan's new northern mainland territories, 3 protectorates are established. These protectorates are the Beijing Protectorate, centered around the now ex-Chinese capital, the Manchuria Protectorate, and the Khabarovsk Protectorate, made up of former Russian territories that are now under Japanese control. Also note the establishment of Karafuto prefecture: the former Sakhalin island, now with its Japanese name and annexed as a home territory of Japan.


    For Japan's new territories located along the pacific coast opposite of what was once the RoC, only one protectorate is established: the Fuzhou protectorate, administered from the major city of Fuzhou. Meanwhile, both Taiwan and Hong Kong are outright annexed by Japan, with Taiwan becoming Formosa Prefecture, and Hong Kong being given similar status as a permanent Japanese colony.


    Finally, Indonesia, Malaya, and the Philippines: countries that had been under Japanese occupation for many years now, are upgraded to protectorate status. Malaysia, and western Indonesia are amalgamated into the West Indonesian Protectorate, while the other half of Indonesia is made the East Indonesian protectorate. These regions are now solidified as integral parts of Japan's new empire.


    While crowds cheer in Tokyo over Japan's accomplishments in the war, overseas, news of Japan's imperial resurgence and creation of the protectorate system creates great tension. In the United States especially, this move causes a huge deterioration in Japan-US relations. Japan had been able to somewhat get away with its invasions of places like the Philippines by pledging that Japan was merely fighting to stamp out terrorist groups in east Asia, and had been promising the previous US administration of George W Bush that once Japan was comfortable enough with its security, it would grant independence to those countries it had conquered, a statement the US government believed, but notably many of its people had not. Now, there is no question any more of what Japan's true intentions had been all along, made especially clear when Japan refused any idea of allowing the old Government of the RoC to return to Taiwan and gain sovereignty over Japanese held territories in China. Japan also refuses similar demands by the USA to allow places like Indonesia or the Philippines to declare independence and once again become sovereign states.



    In response to this, the US government begins to massively increase its military presence in the region. American aircraft carriers and their escorting ships start arriving in the massive US naval base at Guam, while garrisons in places like Hawaii and Alaska are massively increased. The US also reaffirms military support for places like Australia and New Zealand, and is even reported to be trying to court India into joining the Coalition alliance. It seems that once again, after many decades of peace, America and Japan are bound to come to blows at some point in the near future.


    Finally, some quick IC comparisons due to popular demand. Of Japan's 5 country alliance, which also includes Singapore and the Republic of Vietnam, Japan is by far the most powerful, with almost 900 effective IC. Japan's two major allies, Korea and Thailand, have just about equal IC to each other, something which allows both states to be able to raise and maintain rather powerful militaries.


    In the SCO's camp, Russia has taken the place of China with having the largest IC count of the group. China, which is still somewhat of a domestic basketcase, is however beginning to recover, as China's military Junta clamps down on dissension and begins to direct economic and military recovery.


    For the Coalition, the USA dominates all of its other members in IC count, with over 1000 effective IC. Britain meanwhile has taken the role of the Coalitions 2nd in command, with about 200 effective IC.


    Finally, the worlds remaining military/economic powers. The European Federation has through unification emerged as the worlds strongest economic power, with a huge IC count, something reflected by the EF's massive and technologically advanced military. India is also notable, now possessing a larger IC than China and highly confident militarily due to its victory over arch rival Pakistan in the shadow of World War 3. Finally, ECON alliance leader Iran possesses the largest effective IC count of its alliance, with almost 100 effective IC going towards maintaining Iran's powerful army.
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    America and Japan facing off across the Pacific again, this can only end so well.

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    EU and USA are industrial monsters, altough Japanese Empire isn't bad too. I also like the system of protectorates you have established. If Americans are foolish enough to test Japanese patience because of that, let them come.
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    I like what you did with the Japanese Empire after the war. It looks very sensible and neatly packaged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trekaddict View Post
    "No we are not at all a 2nd Co-Prosperity Sphere!"

    - every Japanese diplomat everywhere.
    A minor correction is in order:

    "No we are a true Co-Prosperity Sphere"

    So I'm guessing the Protectorates are like the US territories in 19th century?

    Its going to be interesting to whether the US-Japanese War occurs first or the second round of the war against the SCO. My hunch is the latter will occur first, if only because every Japanese nationalist worth his salt is probably saying at the moment: "We must stretch from sea to frozen mountains..."

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    Nice Job!!!

    I can commend on using the protectorate system as a great way to safeguard minority rights to everyone in the Empire, as well as keeping them unified with Tokyo. And I'm certainly glad that the Philippines is allowed to continue its path as a separate protectorate within the Empire.

    Now another question has come to my miond, "Will the Japanese pursue world hegemony?"

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    Also, I don't want to sound morbid but shouldn't Elizabeth II be passing on at some point? She is in her eighties and the war has probably been a particuarly easy time for her (I imagine the queen was active visiting troops, drumming up support for the war etc...) or anyone in the British government. Perhaps Charles could also have been hit by a stray rocket during the war (with this I finally sucumb to the lure of Kurt Steiner's and his ruthless slaughter of people I don't like), so that William V could have become King.
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    Quote Originally Posted by talt View Post
    Also, I don't want to sound morbid but shouldn't Elizabeth II be passing on at some point? She is in her eighties and the war has probably been a particuarly easy time for her (I imagine the queen was active visiting troops, drumming up support for the war etc...) or anyone in the British government. Perhaps Charles could also have been hit by a stray rocket during the war (with this I finally sucumb to the lure of Kurt Steiner's and his ruthless slaughter of people I don't like), so that William V could have become King.
    Those are some very interesting ideas. Refreshing the royals pool could be nice addition.
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