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    Kaiserreich Combined Syndicates of America

    This AAR is finished

    Version: DH 1.02.b1 with Kaiserreich 1.1

    Side : Combined Syndicates of America

    Disclaimer:
    This is an AAR, not a political statement. I do NOT want to have a communist/syndicalist regime in the United States.

    Part I: Before the Combined Syndicates of America

    Chapter I: 1936

    Chapter II: The months before the election

    Chapter III: President-Elect Jack Reed

    Chapter IV: President Reed

    Part II: Surviving (May-July 1937)

    Chapter V: The Combined Syndicates of America

    Chapter VI: First operations March/April 1937

    Chapter VII: Trading space for time April/May 1937

    Chapter VIII: Stalemate May-July

    Part III: Dominating the continent (July 1937 – June 1938)

    Chapter VIII: The destruction of an US Army division (July – August 21st, 1937)

    Chapter IX: The Offensive towards Denver (August 22nd – October 11th)

    Chapter X: The last months of 1937 (October 12th – December 31st, 1937)

    Chapter XI: Peace on the Continent and a new war in Europe (January – June 1938)

    Part IV: No fighting in the western hemisphere

    Chapter XII: The 2nd half of 1938

    Chapter XIII: The sleeping giant (1939/40)

    Chapter XIV: Syndicalists of the Caribbean (1941)

    Part V: The end of the second American Civil War

    Chapter XV: The end of the USA (1942)

    Chapter XVI: The end of the 2nd American Civil War

    Chapter XVII: Preparing the next war (January 1st, 1944 to May 14th, 1945)


    Part VI: At war…again

    Chapter XVIII: The fall of Canada (May 15th, 1945 – July 15th, 1945)

    Chapter XIX: Consolidation and the advance into the Southwest Pacific (July 16th, 1945 – January 13th, 1946)

    Chapter XX: Australia and the start of the southern crusade (January 13th, 1946 – October 4th, 1947)

    Chapter XXI: The end of the Southern Crusade (October 5th, 1947 – November 7th, 1948)

    Chapter XXII: The CSA at a crossroads (November 1948)

    Part VII: Asia

    Chapter XXIII: Positioning the forces for the next major war (November 8th, 1948 – November 23rd, 1949)

    Chapter XXIV: The Invasion of Japan (November 24th, 1949 – August 10th, 1950)

    Chapter XXV: The end of the Japanese empire (August 11th, 1950 – January 13th, 1951)

    Chapter XXVI: Southeast Asia (January 14th, 1951 – October 21st, 1951)

    Chapter XXVII: A short period of peace (October 22nd, 1951 – January 24th, 1952)

    Chapter XXVIII: Cutting the Qing Empire (January 25th, 1952 – March 23rd, 1952)

    Chapter XXIX: The downfall of the Qing Empire (March 24th, 1952 – January 4th, 1953)

    Chapter XXX: Into Siberia (January 4th,1953 – September 19th, 1953)

    Chapter XXXI: Russia (September 20th, 1953 – June 13th, 1955)

    Part VIII: The war to end all wars

    Chapter XXXII: The cold war (June 14th, 1955 – April 1958)

    Chapter XXXIII: Winning sea superiority (May 1st, 1958 – May 11th, 1958)

    Chapter XXXIV: Peace in the Middle East (May 12th, 1958 – August 1958)

    Chapter XXXV: The Indian Subcontinent and the advance into Africa (September 1958 – May 1959)

    Chapter XXXVI: Africa (June 1959 – March 1960)

    Chapter XXXVII: Britain (April 1960 – January 1961)

    Chapter XXXVIII: Fortress Europe (February 1961 – June 1961)

    Chapter XXXIX: The invasion of France (July/August 1961)

    Chapter XXXX: Germany (September/October 1961)

    Chapter XXXXI: The End(November 1961 – April 1962)
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    Chapter 1: 1936

    International relations

    There had been three blocks:

    - Mitteleuropa
    The victors of the world war. Basically, the victorious German Empire, still ruled by the Emperor Wilhelm II, and her puppets – Flanders-Wallonia, Lithuania and the United Baltic Duchy.
    Ukraine and White Ruthenia are also part of Mitteleuropa, but are independent German allies cannot be regarded as puppets.


    The victors of the great war.

    - The Entente
    The two most powerful members - the British and the French - are only shadows of their former past. Nationalist France rules from North Africa (after they lost a civil war that resulted in a syndicalist takeover of France).
    The British government fled from the UK after a revolution in the 20s. What was former known as UK is now the Union of Britain, ruled by radical socialists. As a result, the old British regime ruled from Canada, with King George V. as head of state.
    The other members of the Entente are Dehli, the Australasian Confederation and the Carribbean Federation.
    The main aim of the Entente is to get their two most important countries - the British Island and the French Hexagon in Europe - back from the revolutionaries.


    King George V.

    - The Internationale
    The Commune of France (ruling the French hexagon in Europe) and the Socialist Republic of Italy.
    In the world war, France had lost lots of territories to Germany, while Italy was partitioned into a northern part - called the "Kingdom of Italy", while in fact an Austrian puppet, and a southern part ruled by radical socialists.
    Both France and Italy looked to regain areas lost in the World War. Furthermore, the Commune of France and Nationalist France both regarded themselves as the only true France, therefore they never recognized each other, but regarded each other as traitors.
    The British Union was not an official member of the Internationale, but it was regarded as likely that they would join in case that the Internationale would be in a major war.



    The United States

    While the United States did not join the world war, it supplied the Entente with weapons and supplies. While at that time, it helped the US economy, a large part of these goods were sold on credit. After the defeat of the Entente, the trade with Europe collapsed. Immediately after the defeat of the Entente, the war debt was regarded as unsecure. After the revolution in Britain, it was regarded as worthless.
    The result was an economic collapse.
    After several years of mass unemployment, many US citizens lost everything and had to live in slums.





    And it was not individual irresponsibility that led to poverty – some lost their fortunes on the stock market, while others lost it by keeping it in savings accounts on banks.


    A typical scene during the great depression: A run on a bank that collapsed – in such situations, most people lost all of their savings except for the few that were early enough.

    At the same time the crime rate roared. Some outlaws were regarded as heroes (at least by parts of the population).


    Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, ca. 1933

    Other crimes, like the kidnapping and murder of 14 years-old Bobby Franks in Chicago, Illinois in 1924, just sparked horror and were condemned by nearly everyone.


    Bobby Frank with his father, Jacob Franks, ca. 1920.

    At that time, it was assumed that the criminals behind the murder of Bobby Franks were just after money – the failure of the police to uncover the real plot behind the Franks murder would contribute to the downfall of the United States more than 10 years later.

    In the last years before 1936, the political scene changed radically - on the left, the Combined Syndicates of America managed to unite communists, anarchists and others on the far left into one party. At the same time, another new party, “America First”, was formed by Huey Long.

    Still, most people believed that in the end, the 2 classic parties would prevail and the 2 newcomer would be short-lived adventures, ending up as another footnote in history.

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    Chapter II: The months before the election

    On the international level, Oswald Mosley (British Union) and other leftist leaders announced the “Totalitarian Socialism” or “Totalism”. It was an effort to unite the leftist ideologies – Marxism, radical Socialism, National-Syndicalism and others – into one ideology. This caused troubles outside of the Internationale. Especially in the United States, this was regarded as another factor lowering the chances of the Combined Syndicates in the upcoming elections.

    In Canada, the death of King George V ended an era. He was succeeded by King Edward VIII.

    In March, the Entente went to a small war when the Caribbean Federation decided to intervene into a conflict between Haiti and the Dominican Republic – declaring war on both nations.

    In April, the Russian Civil War erupted again – with the western part of Russia forming Soviet Russia, a totalist regime.
    Several Nations decided to intervene by sending material and volunteers.


    In the United States, the unrest continued to grow.











    In July, King Edward VIII expressed his desire for stability in North America.
    The fact that he contacted General MacArthur and not the US President was regarded as a bad signal for what would come…




    Finally, there was a serious consideration to cancel the elections and to let the military to step in.




    In the end, it was decided to go ahead with the presidential elections.
    The reasoning was….
    - For each state the result will be “The winner takes all” – so in most (maybe even all) states, either a republican or a democrat will get the electoral votes. Therefore, it was likely that the electoral college would elect a (democrat or republican) president in a clean vote.
    - In case that in some states the Combined Syndicates or America First win the majority, it might happen that neither the republicans nor the democrats will have the absolute majority. If no candidate would win the absolute majority – at least 266 votes – in electoral college, the house would elect a president (the worst that could happen would be democrats and republicans voting for the same candidate – also it would be a little messy before this could happen)
    - Alternately….if all would go wrong, the democrat and republican electors in electoral college would simply vote for the same candidate. While no one liked the idea of faithless electors, even the worst outcome of the presidential elections was regarded a less problematic than to suspend the elections.

    Meanwhile, the Combined Syndicates under Jack Reed set up a rather moderate agenda – the idea was that every lefty voter would vote for the Combined Syndicates anyway. Therefore, the rather moderate Norman Thomas would run as vice president candidate. This was done to make it easier for voters from the grand parties to defect into the syndicalist camp.

    Meanwhile, in early 1936, a child abduction occurred in California. The victim, the seven-years-old daughter of a newspaper owner, was found murdered despite the fact that her father had paid an exorbitant amount of money. After some public outrage, the case was forgotten….until in September, an anonymous tip was provided that a local syndicalist politician was the mastermind of this crime.

    Somehow, republicans and democrats had managed to keep syndicalism low in California – people where highly dissatisfied with the economic situation, but the situation was not as bad as on the east coast and they tended to regard extremist parties as a problem, not as a solution.

    The local syndicalists were understaffed and underpaid. The “leading politician” was in fact a simple farmer, who managed his party activities in his spare time. As a farmer in that place and time had not much spare time….well, it was the story of syndicalism on the west coast.

    A police search quickly revealed parts of the ransom money dug in a corner of his barn. The outrage was extreme, made even worse when the local syndicalists insisted that during the time of the abduction, this farmer had attended a syndicalist meeting in a nearby town.

    The press publically denounced this as “the syndicalists showing their true face”. The two grand parties remained rather silent – the syndicalists were a neglible force in California, using this crime to attack them was like beating a dead horse. Therefore, neither republicans no dempocrats did more than to condemn the crime and assured people that justice would be served. This ended when America First picked up this crime. When their candidates started attacking the Syndicalists, accusing them as child murderers, the two grand parties had to join the train in order to prevent losing voters to America First.

    In the end, an outraged mob burned down the farm, thereby killing the farmer’s wife and their two daughters.

    Meanwhile, police was searching for accomplices. With the money, a pair of eyeglasses was found. It was a rather unusual tape of glasses, sold only by very exclusive shops and affordable only by very rich individuals. After it was ruled out that the farmer had purchased them using the ransom money, the few individuals known to have purchased this type eyeglasses were tracked down. Three of them were still in procession of their glasses, only the forth one - a Nathan Leopold – was missing his eyeglasses.
    After a few further investigations, police discovered parts of the ransom money in his house. In addition to this the typewriter that was used to write the anonymous tip for the police, hinting to the farmer, was also recovered.
    After a few interrogations, a completely new version of the crime surfaced. Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb – two rich friends who had grown up in Illinois and later moved to California, wanted to do the “perfect crime”.
    Their first attempt – the murder of Bobby Franks – failed as they did not get the ransom money. In their new version, they wanted to succeed getting the money and making sure that an innocent person would be executed for this crime. And it should have an influence on politics – therefore, a syndicalist politician was targeted.
    The fact that two ultra rich persons committed this horrible crime just to prove that they are perfect criminals caused an public outcry. The only good news was that the whole crime was mostly followed in California. With the US at the brink of doom and crime everywhere, this crime had sparked little interest outside of California. At the same time, a photo showing the (syndicalist) farmer in front of his burned down farm turned the upcoming election in California into a perfect storm…

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    Chapter III President-Elect Jack Reed

    Immediately after the election, chaos was the word of the day. In a few states, the results were secure – Florida was going to America First while Illinois was going to the Combined Syndicates. But in most states, the outcome was close.

    California was a special case. Before Leopold and Loeb, the Combined Syndicates had no chance at all. But with the elections immediately after the Farmer’s family was murdered while the farmer was acquitted of any wrongdoing, people tended to stay home during the election as they did not want to vote for a politician who created a murderous mob. Or they voted…not for Combined Syndicates, but to give a sign of solidarity with the poor farmer.
    Less than 1 Million Californian voters went to the ballot. In the end, the Combined Syndicates did beat the Democrats by less than 2000 votes.

    After recounting, the official results were:

    Alabama: 11 electoral votes for America First (America First: 43.1%; Republicans: 25.7%; Democrats: 29.8%; Combined Syndicates: 1.4 %)
    Arizona: 3 electoral votes for the Democrats (America First: 27.4%; Republicans: 31.7%; Democrats: 39.3%; Combined Syndicates: 1.6%)
    Arkansas: 9 electoral votes for America First (America First: 34.7%; Republicans: 32.1%; Democrats: 31.4%; Combined Syndicates: 1.8%)
    California: 22 electoral votes for Combined Syndicates (America First: 1.3 %; Republicans: 32.9%; Democrats: 32.7; Combined Syndicates: 33.1%)
    Colorado: 6 electoral votes for Democrats (America First: 24.7%; Republicans: 35.3%; Democrats: 38.7 %; Combined Syndicates: 1.3%)
    Connecticut: 8 electoral votes for Democrats (America First: 12.7%; Republicans: 13.8%; Democrats: 73.1%; Combined Syndicates: 0.4%)
    Delaware: 3 electoral votes for Democrats (America First: 1.3%; Republicans: 48.9%; Democrats: 49.4%; Combined Syndicates: 0.4%)
    Florida: 7 electoral votes for America First(America First: 45.4%; Republicans: 23.7%; Democrats: 30.3%; Combined Syndicates: 0.6%)
    Georgia: 12 electoral votes for America First (America First: 46.8%; Republicans: 26.4%; Democrats:26.6 %; Combined Syndicates: 0.2%)
    Idaho: 4 electoral votes for Democrats (America First: 1.2%; Republicans: 48.7%; Democrats: 49.6%; Combined Syndicates: 0.5%)
    Illinois: 29 electoral votes for Combined Syndicates (America First: 0.3%; Republicans: 22.4%; Democrats: 22.7%; Combined Syndicates: 54.6%)
    Indiana: 14 electoral votes for Combined Syndicates (America First: 0.4%; Republicans: 31.3%; Democrats: 32.7%; Combined Syndicates: 35.6%)
    Iowa: 11 electoral votes for Combined Syndicates (America First: 13.4%; Republicans: 29.8%; Democrats: 26.3%; Combined Syndicates: 30.5%)
    Kansas: 9 electoral votes for Democrats (America First: 1.7%; Republicans: 47.7%; Democrats: 50.4%; Combined Syndicates: 0.2%)
    Kentucky: 11 electoral votes for Combined Syndicates (America First: 24.7%; Republicans: 24.8%; Democrats: 25.1%; Combined Syndicates: 25.4%)
    Louisiana: 10 electoral votes for America First (America First: 53.7%; Republicans: 16.2%; Democrats: 29.8%; Combined Syndicates: 0.3%)
    Maine: 5 electoral votes for Combined Syndicates (America First: 12.3%; Republicans: 29.1%; Democrats: 28.8%; Combined Syndicates: 29.8%)
    Maryland: 8 electoral votes for Democrats (America First: 19.8%; Republicans: 38.4%; Democrats: 41.6%; Combined Syndicates: 0.2%)
    Massachusetts: 17 electoral votes for Democrats (America First: 1.3%; Republicans: 45.4%; Democrats: 53.1%; Combined Syndicates: 0.2%)
    Michigan: 19 electoral votes for Combined Syndicates (America First: 0.3%; Republicans: 21.2%; Democrats: 35.4%; Combined Syndicates: 43.1%)
    Minnesota: 11 electoral votes for Combined Syndicates (America First: 0.3%; Republicans: 32.4%; Democrats: 31.7%; Combined Syndicates: 35.6%)
    Mississippi: 9 electoral votes for America First (America First: 43.2%; Republicans: 23.7%; Democrats: 32.7%; Combined Syndicates: 0.4%)
    Missouri: 15 electoral votes for Democrats (America First: 23.1%; Republicans: 32.1%; Democrats: 43.2%; Combined Syndicates: 1.6%)
    Montana: 4 electoral votes for Democrats (America First: 13.4%; Republicans: 41.4%; Democrats: 44.7%; Combined Syndicates: 0.5%)
    Nebraska: 7 electoral votes for Combined Syndicates (America First: 12.3%; Republicans: 29.8%; Democrats: 19.8%; Combined Syndicates: 32.3%)
    Nevada: 3 electoral votes for Democrats (America First: 23.4%; Republicans: 32.5%; Democrats: 43.8%; Combined Syndicates: 0.3%)
    New Hampshire: 4 electoral votes for Republicans (America First: 1.4%; Republicans: 45.6%; Democrats: 52.5%; Combined Syndicates: 0.5%)
    New Jersey: 16 electoral votes for Combined Syndicates (America First: 1.3%; Republicans: 32.1%; Democrats: 29.8%; Combined Syndicates: 36.8%)
    New Mexico: 3 electoral votes for America First (America First: 37.4%; Republicans: 35.5%; Democrats: 26.7%; Combined Syndicates: 0.4%)
    New York: 47 electoral votes for Combined Syndicates (America First: 1.3%; Republicans: 29.8%; Democrats: 32.2%; Combined Syndicates: 36.7%)
    North Carolina: 13 electoral votes for America First (America First: 34.5%; Republicans: 32.7%; Democrats: 32.7%; Combined Syndicates: 0.1%)
    North Dakota: 4 electoral votes for Democrats (America First: 1.4%; Republicans: 43.1%; Democrats: 43.2%; Combined Syndicates: 12.3%)
    Ohio: electoral 26 votes for Combined Syndicates (America First: 1.3%; Republicans: 23.7%; Democrats: 31.7%; Combined Syndicates: 43.3%)
    Oklahoma: 11 electoral votes for Democrats (America First: 11.3%; Republicans: 42.8%; Democrats: 45.4%; Combined Syndicates: 0.5%)
    Oregon: 5 electoral votes for Democrats (America First: 13.4%; Republicans: 41.4%; Democrats: 44.8%; Combined Syndicates: 0.4%)
    Pennsylvania: 36 electoral votes for Combined Syndicates (America First: 12.1%; Republicans: 24.5%; Democrats: 23.6%; Combined Syndicates: 29.8%)
    Rhode Island: 4 electoral votes for Republicans (America First: 14.5%; Republicans: 43.7%; Democrats: 41.7%; Combined Syndicates: 0.1%)
    South Carolina: 8 electoral votes for America First (America First: 37.4%; Republicans: 32.1%; Democrats: 30.4%; Combined Syndicates: 0.1%)
    South Dakota: 4 electoral votes for Democrats (America First: 1.3%; Republicans: 47.8%; Democrats: 50.3%; Combined Syndicates: 0.6%)
    Tennessee: 11 electoral votes for America First (America First: 43.2%; Republicans: 25.6%; Democrats: 31.1%; Combined Syndicates: 0.1%)
    Texas: 23 electoral votes for America First (America First: 38.5%; Republicans: 30.1%; Democrats: 31.2%; Combined Syndicates: 0.1%)
    Utah: 4 electoral votes for Democrats (America First: 23.4%; Republicans: 29.8%; Democrats: 46.5%; Combined Syndicates: 0.3%)
    Vermont: 3 electoral votes for Democrats (America First: 12.7%; Republicans: 34.5%; Democrats: 52.2%; Combined Syndicates: 0.6%)
    Virginia: 11 electoral votes for America First (America First: 36.7%; Republicans: 33.1%; Democrats: 29.8%; Combined Syndicates: 0.4%)
    Washington: 8 electoral votes for Democrats (America First: 12.3%; Republicans: 34.5%; Democrats: 53.1%; Combined Syndicates: 0.1%)
    West Virginia: 8 electoral votes for Democrats (America First: 13.4%; Republicans: 23.7%; Democrats: 46.7%; Combined Syndicates: 16.2%)
    Wisconsin: 12 electoral votes for Combined Syndicates (America First: 1.2%; Republicans: 23.7%; Democrats: 35.3%; Combined Syndicates: 39.8%)
    Wyoming: 3 electoral votes for Democrats (America First: 1.4%; Republicans: 43.7%; Democrats: 54.3%; Combined Syndicates: 0.6%)

    Total:

    Combined Syndicates:
    California (22) + Illinois (29) + Indiana (14) + Iowa (11) + Kentucky (11) + Maine (5) + Michigan (19) + Minnesota (11) + Nebraska (7) + New Jersey (16) + New York (47) + Ohio (26) + Pennsylvania (36) + Wisconsin (12)
    = 266 electoral votes

    America First:
    Alabama (11) + Arkansas (9) + Florida (7) + Georgia (12) + Louisiana (10) + Mississippi (9) + New Mexico (3) + North Carolina (13) + South Carolina (8) + Tennessee (11) + Texas (23) + Virginia (11)
    = 127 electoral votes

    Democrats:
    Arizona (3) + Colorado (6) + Connecticut (8) + Delaware (3) + Idaho (4) + Kansas (9) + Maryland (8) + Massachusetts (17) + Missouri (15) + Montana (4) + Nevada (3) + North Dakota (4) + Oklahoma (11) + Oregon (5) + South Dakota (4) + Utah (4) + Vermont (3) + Washington (8) + West Virginia (8) + Wyoming (3)
    = 130 electoral votes

    Republicans:
    New Hampshire (4) + Rhode Island (4)
    = 8 electoral votes

    Total votes: 531
    Necessary to win: 266



    Everyone – including the Syndicalists – was stunned.

    And the long march into doom started….










    Eventually, the great day arrived…..


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    Don't worry, we understand. I sometimes like playing as Communist nations even though I'm not one. Best of luck.

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    Best of luck, mate. Also is it possible to keep Reed in the presidency of the USA or MacArthur will always coup him?

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    I se you doing much hard job with updates, good luck!

    "I do NOT want to have a communist/syndicalist regime in the United States" i bet unless you would be Reed

    i also woudln't want ussr to rule the world unless would it be a person like me, mattering more with modifiers than personal gain.

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    Chapter IV: President Reed

    Shortly after the inauguration of President Reed, the problems in the South escalated.




    Then, a new conflict arose on the west coast.






    When the conflict in the South escalated again, President Reed decided not to send any more militia (against the urgings of other syndicalists). His reasoning was that using federal assets to protect the CSA while weakening America First would be a misuse of power – and he wanted to be sure not to give an excuse to anyone in the military to stage a coup.




    President Reed also turned down another proposal to back up the CSA in the South by hiring Mexican revolutionaries – he regarded this as an inacceptable attempt to let foreign forces enter an internal US conflict.




    Eventually, the internal conflicts escalated:








    Immediately after the start of the 2nd American Civil War, MacArthur started a coup….



    At the same time, California left the Union.



    Jack Reed managed to escape from Washington. Unlike Abraham Lincoln back in 1861, he had to disguise himself not to sneak into, but out of Washington. Heading towards the strongpoints of CSA support, he had to attempt to save whatever can be saved in this situation…..

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    @SovietAmerika:
    Yes - and there are also lots of Axis-AARs out there, and their authors are surely NOT fascists.

    @Davisx3m:
    Thanks, I will need it. Canada (more exactly: The entire Entente) is at war with Haiti and the Dominican Republic - that means that from the beginning on, they got that low consumer goods requirement

    @gll25:
    I have no idea. I think that it is impossible, but one would have to look at the events - maybe there is a path resulting in President Reed remaining in the White House.

    @Deus Eversor:
    Hmmm...I have never seen it from that point of view

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    Go Reed! Kick some butt!
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    Solidarity forever! Show those reactionaries and capitalist pigs what the clenched fist of the American worker can accomplish in a test of war!

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    Chapter V: The Combined Syndicates of America

    Immediately, after arriving in Chicago, Jack Reed had to deal with the first crisis:
    Canada had seized New England!
    With the United States being partitioned into 4 parts, being at war with the United States and the American Union State, there was no option but accept the Canadian aggression…for the time being.




    Unlike his Administration as President of the United States, the Combined Syndicates of America is ruled by a conservative, Totalist administration.




    As the Combined Syndicates are struggling for survival, only Militia and Garrison units were ordered…..






    The Combined Syndicates of America:




    As the situation was very complex – the Combined Syndicates of America, the American Union and the United States are were war with each other – the plans for 1937 were rather conservative. The minimum plan was establishing a defense perimeter from the eastern part of the State of New York via Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Indianapolis up to Milwaukee in Wisconsin. If this line would fail, a small line from Cleveland to Chicago would have to be hold at all cost.

    In the first step, the forces of the Combined Syndicates would attempt to grab as much territory as possible by advancing until the meet resistance. After that, they would do a fighting withdraw to the first defense line.
    While holding the eastern part of the country – including important areas as Philadelphia and the City of New York – would be important, the main concern was to preserve the forces while the United States and the American Union would go after each other.

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    @Davisx3m:
    My goal for the beginning is that the Combined Syndicates preserve/build up their forces while the United States and the American Union are kicking each other

    @Milites:

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    Best of luck. And I see getting his ass kicked out of DC has affected Reed.

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    Chapter VI: First operations March/April 1937

    New forces arrived quickly:
    2 Militia Divisions of the Pennsylvania Militia in Philadelphia,
    2 Militia Divisions of the Buffalo Militia in Erie
    1 Infantry Division from Mexico
    1 Infantry Division from Italy


    Meanwhile, the elites tried to escape to Canada – the same that happened after the revolution in Britain. As Canada was a future enemy, this could not be allowed.




    As planned, the army advanced quickly into enemy territory….






    In early April, the first contacts were made with the forces of the American Union.

    A few days later, the first US divisions started attacking the syndicalist Militia.




    By mid-April, the CSA had a solid front both with the United States as well as with the American Union. Now, it was time to go to the defensive and to observe how the United States and the American Union would fight each other.



    In the meantime, Japan had sized Guam, Liberia became a German puppet and the Pacific States of America occupied Alaska.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milites View Post
    Solidarity forever! Show those reactionaries and capitalist pigs what the clenched fist of the American worker can accomplish in a test of war!
    I always have a soft spot for the CSA, so I wish it luck. I suspect you could be a bit more aggressive, but I have faith in the working man. And his guns.
    I am therefore officially rooting for a Franco-German strike on Russia, prompting the Soviets to strike back with their hitherto secret nukes. This will serve as a salutary lesson to all involved and leave everyone suitably chastened.-El Pip

    Great War: The American Front: Can the United States defeat Britain and its Confederate Lackeys? Or will the CSA defend its freedom against the Yankee Menace?

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    Chapter VII: Trading space for time April/May 1937

    On the central front against the American Union, the Union attacked with overwhelming force in the Lexington Area. After a short resistance, the “United Workers of NY” militia conducted a fighting withdraw to Cincinnati.



    Later, the Union attacked Evansville – the Detroit Militia conducted a fighting retreat to Indianapolis.




    In Wisconsin, the US Army captured Eau Claire, Green Bay and Marquette and attacked Milwaukee.




    Meanwhile in Indiana, the Detroit Militia defended Indianapolis against the assault from the Union.




    The Combined Syndicates would have to fight another two months before the newly trained militias would arrive.


    Regarding international relations, the comrades in the British Union decided to host the second international in London.
    This time, the Combined Syndicates of America had been invited as a participant!






    Furthermore, a new Militia Division from Centroamerica and two Militia Divisions arrived from Mexico while the Commune of France send a fighter plane unit.

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    Chapter VIII: Stalemate May-July

    After beating back the attacks against Milwaukee and Indianapolis, the Combined Syndicates smashed another Union attack against Cincinnati.




    Eventually, the US would start an offensive against Peoria – but it was too late. When the first new Militia divisions arrived, 3 were assigned to the east coast to guard against an invasion from the sea, while the remaining divisions were assigned to Milwaukee – the starting point for the first major Syndicalist offensive.




    While the Combined Syndicates hold the line, deep in the South the US was advancing against the Union.




    However, after some initial success, the Union was able to stall the advance.




    In the British Union, the 2nd Internationale ended – it was a full success.




    In Spain, the Syndicalists rised in order to overthrow the Monarchy.




    In order to support the fight of the Combined Syndicalists, the Union of Britain send a unit of tactical bombers.

    Furthermore, Russia annexed the Soviet Union – a dark day for Syndicalism worldwide.

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    @SovietAmerica:
    Thanks, but at this point, I guess that the CSA is already winning - you might better whish good luck to the Union

    @Faeelin:
    Yes, I also think a more aggresive course would have been more effective.
    However...here are the IC values for August 22nd, 1937:
    American Union: 20/13
    USA: 34/58 (no idea - maybe they have a shortage of something)
    CSA: 90/66
    So, at this point, I feel that time is on the side of the CSA...no need to make risky operations.

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