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    A nice update on Lloyd George's world view. The question I suppose is whether he actually intends to force a confrontation with Stalin or is merely planning for contingencies.

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    Yeah, this was a nice update. I'm curious about your future plans

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    I'm working on getting an update done this weekend, but I am going to be very busy in the next 3-4 weeks. Thanks for all your contributions, it is a real boost to know that there are people out there who enjoy reading this. As for the theories about Lloyd-George, I'm going to leave them unanswered for the moment in the interests of tension. What he will do will (I hope) only be clear when it happens...
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    An excellent AAR; I've never played HoI3 and it's really interesting to hear about what sounds like its most popular mod. The thing I'm enjoying most, however, is the excellent writing and the Python-esque humor. I definitely like that the comedy posts and the dramatic posts are kept separate; they're both very entertaining, but mixing the two would be a mistake and I really quite like having them side by side. Japanese media has something called 'omake', humorous side-stories that aren't entirely canonical but rely on existing characters and personalities, and this is the light in which I view things like Lloyd-George being a Welsh wizard. (Which cracked me up.)

    Keep up the good work and don't rush the updates!
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    Well, RL problems are out of the way (for a little while at least) and an update should be on the way soon. Thanks for sticking by me through this guys.
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    Although, lamentably, I have not found the time to write up the update that I promise I have played through ( ), I have updated the title image! Thoughts?

    Anyway, I like it
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    Wery Cool AAR. Communist China is so powerfull huh
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    Will we get a gratuitous 1940's style Malcolm Tucker from The Thick of It? Please!?
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    I feel that David Lloyd George might object to being told that he has a face 'like Dot Cotton licking piss off a nettle'.

    Tucker for wartime Prime Minister lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elastic Fish View Post
    I feel that David Lloyd George might object to being told that he has a face 'like Dot Cotton licking piss off a nettle'.

    Tucker for wartime Prime Minister lol
    It's better than Jamie
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    I can't believe I'm having to say this, but, just as I was starting work on the next update, it turns out that I am not going to be able to get anything up for the next week. Indeed, it is doubtful whether I am going to see the internet at all (NOOOOOO lol). Still, duty calls, and I must go. I can give you all my word, however much that means, that an update will come when I return.

    Expect me in a week, everyone.

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    Thanks for keeping us updated - I hope you get your internet issues sorted!

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    I return! It wasn't a problem with my internet connection, but rather an absence from my computer. An update is on the way!
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    Daily Grind?





    With the drawn out planning that had engulfed the first week and a half of August now over, Britain slipped back into gradual acceleration, cautious but steady powering-up. This was achieved by continuing construction of aircraft carriers, their air groups and the expansion of the army; by shoring up British resource stockpiles and by continuing research into strategic technologies.

    The funding and energy put into technological advancement was shown clearly by the reshuffling of the RAF’s tactical bombing command structure, due to revolutionary new developments in Britain’s understanding of the an army air command structure. This change would result in RAF light and medium bombers being better organised and better able to withstand continued bombing missions.



    The integration of light and medium bombers into the ground forces that they were fighting with would allow longer and thus more effective bombing missions.

    The rest of August would see no new military deployments, no changes in the United Kingdom’s gradual accumulation of resource stockpiles and no technological advancements. It did, however, hold one key event.

    The island of Jamaica was first a colony under the Spanish, when it was named Santiago. However England (later Great Britain and the United Kingdom) took control of the island in 1655 and named it ‘Jamaica’. Its largest city, the port of Kingston, held a well-equipped dockyard, but the strategic importance of the island and of the Caribbean in general was far smaller than in its 18th Century heyday. Faced with a declining strategic importance and thus declining investment from the homeland, the population of Jamaica (2.8 million today) grew increasingly restless. The temperature was rising, and the first spark would set off a wildfire. The spark, when it came, was in the form of the shooting of a Jamaican by a British soldier of the governor’s personal escort. The Jamaican, a youth of 16 years, was shot three times in the back by the soldier, a Sergeant Harris from England. He had believed that he had seen the youth stealing fruit from a small shop in Kingston. In fact, the youth’s mother, who owned the shop, had told him to bring his ill aunt some fruit. He was shot while carrying the fruit across the road to his aunt’s house. Realising his mistake, Sergeant Harris left the scene, leaving the youth bleeding to death. The clear nature of Harris’ guilt and the outright refusal of the governor to put him on trial rightly angered the community. In less than a week, mass demonstrations led to a march by a crowd including armed Jamaican policemen on the governor’s house. The governor was able to escape on his yacht. Sergeant Harris was arrested by members of the Jamaican police force, put on trial, found guilty and imprisoned.

    The British government, with no troops in the region and no intention of redeploying any there, took the only course of action that it could. Condemning Sergeant Harris’ actions, the government ensured that the governor was arrested when he arrived in Haiti and extradited to the Bahamas, where he was flown back to England. Then, Lloyd George rushed through Parliament a bill giving Jamaica independence on a level equal to that of nations like Malaya and India. The crowds in Kingston dispersed, the governor’s house became the house of the President and Jamaica became at least a semi-independent state.



    The Jamaican people rose up and demanded independence after the ‘August Murder’.



    The British government gave the island a large amount of autonomy soon afterwards.




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    Well, that's one way of dealing with restless citizens. I approve!
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    Nice move! Let's hope the rest of the Empire doesn't get the same idea...

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    Interesting with Jamaica, it's always nice to see political developments in the midst of the war. One does indeed wonder if other colonial holdings abroad will get similar ideas.
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    Thanks for your support, everyone. I'm glad to be moving forward with this campaign again.

    Well, hopefully things will remain chilled elsewhere in the world, but if an uprising should arise in an area where I have no troops, I doubt I will have many options...

    That said, even with HPP, I can't grant independence to, for example, Sudan or the Virgin Islands.
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