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    are you using the new world mod in the user modification section?
    No, this was played from 1936 on vanilla DH Full 1.01 Beta 3, so unfortunately there are none of Bizons excellent events here.
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    Prologue: The Middle East and India

    The Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent did not escape the ravages of the war.
    The Japanese, fresh from their conquest of China, blitzed through the British Empire the East, setting up Fascist puppet states as they went. Seeing the end of British power in the East, and under Japanese pressue, Iran declared war on the United Kingdom.

    Unfortunately for the Iranians, Britain and her allies were able to divert troops from their successful campaign in North Africa, and Blitzed to Tehran just as Japanese troops arrived. Static, defensive warfare existed on this front for some time, but after collecting sufficient men and supplies, the Allies, in a spectacular offensive, destroyed most of the Japanese forces in Iran, and within several months were back at the old Imperial borders, meeting up with Americans advancing through China.

    So at the end of the war, the British are still firmly in control of a larger empire than they had ever possessed before, but will the brief taste of nominal independance these areas had under the Japanese make this area exceptionally difficult for Westminster to control? And what of American desires for self-determination?


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    Prologue: Asia and Oceania

    South Asia

    Down under, the Australian government trod a fine line, managing to keep themselves officially out of the war, but still managing to keep allied aid flowing in by providing basing facilities for allied warships and troops. After their initial quick victories, the Japanese became too tied up to expand the war towards Australia, and they saw out the war years in relative peace and prosperity.

    On the other hand, the New Zealand Army Corps fought alongside the British on all active battlefront, and fought with distinction.

    Further North, the Japanese established a client state in Indonesia, which was largely ignored by the Americans on their drive towards the Asian mainland. Therefore, by returning administration of certain provinces back to the Dutch and implementing a free democratic government, the US allowed them to retain their independance. A similar situation occured in the Philippines, as with the pre-war government dead by Japanese hand, the US had to accept the fait-accompli of the continuation of the Japanese imposed government, but they demanded free elections be held as a condition of this.



    North Asia

    Post-war, Northern Asia became heavily Soviet dominated. While the Soviet client state of Mongolia had existed since the 1920s, and the warlords in North-East China, while not communist, looked secure in their Soviet-propped up rule, Stalin jumped at the chance to add Eastern buffer states to his empire.

    The Red Army tore through Manchuria and Northern China late in the war, meeting American forces in mid 1949, as the mainland Japanese army was destroyed. Stalin brought back Mao and the CCP from exile in the Soviet Union to govern the Communist part of China, which contained most of the industry and resources, after the South was ravaged by the much slower and attrittion-filled American advance, as opposed to the Soviet Blitz. Domestically, while the communists had much support among the rural peasents, having a government imposed by an outside hand simply means the Chinese have swapped Japanese Imperialism for a Soviet brand of it.

    In Korea, the Red Army swiftly tore into Pyongyang and installed Kim Il-Sung into government there. However, checked by the retreating Japanese forces just North of Seoul, the Soviets halted. The Americans used this opportunity to detonate a nuclear device on the Japanese troops in Seoul, as a show of force to the Russians. In the confusion, Korean nationalists rose up and forced the confused Japanese into headlong flight, while proclaiming their own government in the South of the Korean peninsula. Shortly afterwards, an American carrier force dodged the IJN and landed troops at Busan to back up the new Korean government. In light of this, Stalin ordered his troops to halt at current positions, and the new border was drawn a few miles North of Seoul.



    West Asia

    In the summer of 1950, with the destruction of their overseas armies and 3 nuclear bombs dropped on their cities, but with their navy still in tact and a large, well armed Home Army, the Japanese entered peace negotiations.

    The Americans took most of their island possessions of them, returned Formosa to China, and moved the Emperor to a purely figurehead role, assigning a democratic government to Japan. In order to stop the slaughter of their citizens in the face of a weapon they could not defend from, Japan willingly signed this treaty, bring to an end 13 years of war.

    On the mainland, the British returned to Burma, and cleared out the Malayasian peninsula. The Thai government sued for peace almost as soon as American troops crossed the border, and were allowed to keep their government, pending future intervention. Meanwhile, France petitioned for the return of their colonies, but the Americans instead set-up independant regimes in Laos and Vietnam.

    In China, what was left of the pre-war Nationalist Regime, as well as prominent citizens and business men who escaped the Japanese returned to China to set up a government. Despite controlling a large chunk of China, being backed up by American peacekeeping troops, and welcoming the return of Formosa and Macao, things are not well in Nationalist China. To dislodge stubborn Japanese troops holed up in strong terrain, the Americans unleashed several of their new nuclear weapons. In response to this, the Japanese troops underwent a scorched earth policy severely damaging Chinese industry. Many factories were simply raised to the ground, and any left standing were put out of comission. This left the new state with a much smaller industrial base than the Communists in the North, by a factor greater than 2:1

    This will make any potential future conflicts against the Communists an uphill battle, and may mean that the Nationalists are unable to stand up to pressure from the CCP. Combined with a population who remember the pre-war inefficiency and poverty of the Nationalists, as well as their military catastrophes that resulted in their nation being enslaved, and millions of Chinese deaths, can the Nationalists rebuild China and offer a check to Communist agression?



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    And that wraps up the pre-AAR happenings of this game. Any questions about the scenario, just ask
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    watching this play out must have been thrilling experience. What are your bets in upcomming conflict?
    seeing allies taking more than they had, except italy, answer seems rather typical to hoi though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deus Eversor View Post
    watching this play out must have been thrilling experience. What are your bets in upcomming conflict?
    seeing allies taking more than they had, except italy, answer seems rather typical to hoi though
    Well, the Americans have a bigger nuclear stockpile than the Soviets, and they come online slightly faster, so if they ever go into a full blown nuclear war, I'd put money on the Americans. The British are also building nuclear reactors, but they don't have any bombs at the moment.

    When it comes to the ground war, the Russians have something like 10 times as much manpower as the USA, but of course neither of them are at Total War mobilisation yet, and most American allies either have high IC, or were never annexed during events, and so still have their full army.....
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    Chapter 1: Nationalist China

    The Situation



    China. Ravaged by war. Divided by foreign powers with an axe to grind. Berefit of hope?

    Political Overview



    China's new government was still mostly in disarray. The new ministers, appointed by Americans before a planned future democratic election had either fled the country as the Japanese invaded, or gone into hiding for over a decade in the huge inland space of China.

    The new head of state, T.V. Soog, had studied in America before the war, and managed to flee to Hong Kong and onto a boat to the United States where he spent the war lobbying for a prompt American invasion and liberation of China. Distraut at the nuclear bombing of his country, his relationship with the American government is strained, but as a well-regarded, prominent figure he was the obvious choice to lead China.

    The rest of the Chinese government was a motley collection of public figures; Li Zongren had gone to ground in Japanese-occupied China, and led partisan units, drawing on his experience from the early 1920s. These units in the Guanxi area, were one of the first Chinese rebel units to link up with the American landings, and their efficient tactics and high morale enamoured them to the commanded General of the invasion force, who insisted Zongren was involved in the new government.

    Zongren thus brought along a number of comrades from the rebel fight, and pre-war Guanxi regional government, such as Bai Chong and Gu Zhutong to oversee the army, Huang Chenzuo to handle the armaments industry and air force, Dai Li to handle the police force.

    Other than this, pre-war KMT members returned to government, such as Chen Guofu to handle foreign policy, who had spent the war in America with T.V Soong, and Ren Shouxu who attended US Naval College during the war was left to handle the Navy.

    Politically, the reconstituted government was made to adopt American policies, but surely this will not last.....



    The devastation of the war had left large swathes of China with no industry except subsistance agriculture, and remaining industrial areas were heavily damaged by the retreating Japanese, meaning that considerable capital will need be needed to get industry running again at anywhere near pre-war levels.

    On the other hand, due to the close relations with the USA, China has access to the majority of American technology, both civilian and military, which will speed up development and construction as long as relations remain strong.



    As of October 1950, Chinese industry is working on creating new techniques for the repair and construction of infrastructure, to enable a quick re-construction of the nation, as well as new weapons and tactics for Naval Infantry, in the expectation that strong landings behind an enemy line can help turn the tide of a battle, as experienced in the 2nd Sino-Japanese war.

    Now, to the Armed Forces:



    The Americans equipped the Southern partisans who fought alongside them with updated Allied weaponry and equipment, organising them into a full division. With the movement of Li Zongren from field command to Government, muslim General Ma Hongkui took command of the army in the field. The General had evacuated with his staff into Sinkiang after Chinese defeat, whereupon he travelled into British India, and fought his way across the subcontinent in command of Chinese exiles and stragglers attached to the Allied forces in India.



    In the South of the nation, two US and 1 Canadian divisions are continuing to oversee the rounding up of surrendering Japanese troops, as well as supervising the transport of supplies and refugees back into China through these ports, which are being rebuilt with American funding.
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    The 4 Year Plan - Economy

    After years of war, there is currently very little Free Market activity going on inside China on anything other than a very minor level. However, unlike the Communists in the North, the Nationalist government does not wish to institute a Command Economy, but instead have drawn up a 4 Year Plan (to go into effect 1/1/1951 until 1/1/1955). This will account for government spending in the country to try and get it back on its feet.





    As of October 20th 1950, these is China's IC and resource levels. As shown, stocks of Metal for construction and industry are very low and diminishing fast, while coal production is barely enough to meet demand. This gulf will only increase as industry damaged by the war comes back online, fueling demand for resources. There are also very few trained soldiers willing to put themselves at the service of the government.

    Luckily, in a show of friendship and in remorse for nuclear bombings during the war, the American government has pledged to send China an aid package (to be determined in Spring 1951) and organise trade deals on favourable terms. However, with half the world to help back on its feet, and a booming industry at home, it may be that America has few resources to spare for a backward Asian nation.



    Above is the industry and transport plans for the next 4 years. As Taiwan was virtually unscathed by the war, and as there is now an unemployed civilian population who could attempt to make it to the mainland, there will be a comprehensive rail network built on the island to connect Taipei to Gaoxiong. Industry, to make use of the raw materials produced on the island, will also be set up. This also has the added advantage of not being joined at the hip with Northern China......

    On the mainland, Industry will be constructed in Guangzhou due to the mostly unscathed infrastructure in the area, good port facilities, and proximity to Hong Kong. With the generous gift of large numbers of unneeded haulage vehicles at low prices from American firms, the road network will be improved, with a highway being constructed running Haikou - Fuzhou along the Chinese Coast, with another route running North from Guangzhou up to the capital at Chongquing.

    With these projects now underway, our industrial situation looks like this:



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    The 4 Year Plan - Armed Forces

    With a Northern border already swarming with Communist Militia, and the mammoth might of the Red Army ready to come crashing down upon the Nationalists at any time, building up force was necessary.

    Mainly, a strong ground force was needed, in order to protect Nationalist land from any attacks, and so material to equip 24 divisions was ordered from sources from outside China, Chinese industry being unable to supply it.

    Defence in the air was also needed, to protect Chinese citizens from the terror of bombing, and potential nuclear weapon use. To this end, 8 wings of Fighters would be equipped with ex-USAAF planes as they were decommissioned from American service, albeit their pilots trained by indiginous Chinese instructors.

    Finally, in order to strengthen relations with Taiwan and Chinese allies, a fleet of transport ships was commisioned from Southern Chinese shipyards.

    Overall, Chinese production now looks like this:





    Units and equipment still in production as of 1/1/1955 will be reviewed at that time, and continued or ended as necessary.
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    The Middle East and the New Axis

    Living up to promises made during the war, on October 27th 1950 the State of Israel was born



    Shortly afterwards, on November 6th, King Abudullah I was restored to an independent throne in the newly independant nation of Jordan



    Sadly however, it did not take long for tensions between these nations to flare. On November 25th, Abdullah ordered his troops into Israel in response to alleged mistreatment of non-Jewish citizens in Israel



    Unfortunately, his plan backfired spectacularly, as the newly formed Israeli Defence Force was better armed and more organised, quickly routing the Jordanese forces and entering Ammam within 2 weeks. During this time, the British stood idly by, doing nothing to attempt to keep the peace.



    In response to this swift defeat, the ruling clique of Saudi Arabia, the Al Sauds, hosted a conference in the Saudi capital, inviting the leaders of other independant nations in the area to attend. Here, a deal to form a military alliance of 4 nations was thrashed out, and the attending dignitaries put their names on the document forming the 'New Axis' alliance on December 23rd.



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    An axis aimed towards the destruction of Israel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikolai View Post
    An axis aimed towards the destruction of Israel?
    We'll play it by ear
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    Hah!

    It's funny to see Israel Annex Jordan.

    Don't know why.
    Just is...

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