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    With only one day left in this poll, the allies maintain a razor-thin lead over the Axis and the Neutral constituencies. The Comintern trails significantly.

    The Fate of Chile
    Axis: 6
    Allies: 7
    Comintern: 2
    Neutral: 6

    So again, one day left, and it's your last chance to vote. I'm sure there are still some participants in the thread who haven't had their say. It's your last chance, and it could really count, so I encourage everyone to vote.
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    There still are 4 o 5 senators who have not voted yet. I fear they votes may go to the wrong group...
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    I hereby change my vote from Comentern to Axis. This is for the ghost of Victor-Felipe de Tagle y Fuentes!
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    I change my vote from Neutral to Allies. Whilst I prefer neutrality, we cannot, and must not, align ourselves with these fascists!
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  5. #10865
    "What have any of these sides even done for us? The Axis and Comintern seek to destroy democracy, and don't pretend that's not their aims. Whilst the Allies only are looking out for themselves, when this nation was fascist, who came knocking? America. The problem is, I don't see how we can side with any of them... though saying that, since it is painfully obvious we are getting involved, my vote goes to the Allies, they are the only ones that will defend democracy after all."- Carlos Ramone de Guerro

  6. #10866

    Polls are now closed. I treated Riccardo93's switch as the tiebreaking Golden Vote as it was technically submitted after the deadline. I ignored votes after that, so the final tally stands at:

    The Fate of Chile
    Axis: 7
    Allies: 8
    Comintern: 1
    Neutral: 5
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    It seems like in the parliamentary system of great Chile, a run-off election is in order. The Allies are not even close to holding a majority vote. It is clear that most senators wish to fight either on the side of the Allies or the Axis, a vote should be split between them.
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  8. #10868
    Quote Originally Posted by zagoroth View Post
    It seems like in the parliamentary system of great Chile, a run-off election is in order. The Allies are not even close to holding a majority vote. It is clear that most senators wish to fight either on the side of the Allies or the Axis, a vote should be split between them.
    This was a special First-Past-The-Post ballot; there will be no runoff.

    Update should be some time this morning.
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  9. #10869
    The Fate of Chile, 1936-1939: Antebellum

    Chilean President Farìas was re-elected by razor-thin margins in 1935 amidst exploding unrest over the depressed economy and an unemployment crisis that conventional politics and economic policies had failed to contain. Surprisingly enough, it was the Republicanos Nacionales who benefited the most from this utter rejection of traditional governance, as the arch-reactionary and fascist wings of the party experienced an unprecedented resurgence in membership. Longtime supporter and party elder Sebastian Montenegro would return to the ballot as an electoral force for the first time in decades in 1935, though he was eliminated after the first round of voting under run-off rules. Farìas returned to his second term pledging to reduce spiraling unemployment and continue to keep Chile safe.

    Unrest in Chile was reflected by reciprocal movements across the world. The 1936 Spanish and French Civil Wars resulted from fascist and reactionary-backed military uprisings against long-standing Germanist regimes, whose policies had been ineffective at mitigating the economic crisis that now faced the world. The Spanish Germanist government, itself a totalitarian regime, received little foreign support, while the fascist Bavarian state supported the Spanish revolution. France collapsed under a powerful military coup.


    1. Republican Troops During the Spanish Civil War


    Meanwhile, in Russia, Bolshevik revolutionaries continued to use the Free State of Krakow (whose neutrality as a buffer zone continued to be externally guaranteed), as a base to support Communist efforts in totalitarian, czarist Russia. In 1936, a large-scale Communist revolution finally broke out. Though the revolution would last until 1938, it would eventually install Joseph Stalin as the Premier of the Soviet Union, the first large communist country in the world.

    Meanwhile, fascism began to spread from its traditional home in Bavaria. The rejuvenated NSDP began to preach cultural and social unity and pan-nationalism in the disunited states of the North German Federation, and succeeding in turning economic unrest into a popular uprising. In the 1936 Berlin Putsch, members of the German Nazi party succeeded in overthrowing the Kaiser of Prussia and installing Adolf Hitler as the Reich Chancellor of Germany, which quickly annexed the disparate border states into a single, unified German nation.


    2. A Nazi Rally, shortly after Hitler seizes power in Germany


    The Austrian Empire (then under the conservative Franz Joseph II, grandson of Franz Joseph I) reacted with considerable alarm, outlawing fascist parties in his own country and militarizing the border. Italy elected a restorationist reactionary government in 1936, defeating Mussolini's fascist party. The restorationists moved to consolidate more power in the traditional monarchy, a movement that met with popular resistance. Italy erupted into a multifaction civil war in 1937, a war which would continue well into the 40s.

    In the Americas, a series of border disputes between the United States and Mexico in 1935 led the US to declare war on their southern neighbors, invading and seizing the heavily Americanized Mexican northwestern seaboard. (Mexican-American relations had always been tense as the former country had routinely sided with the Confederates during American dualism.) Chile, which had defensive treaties with both countries, declined to intervene on the side of either (and was in fact not asked to do so). The American army, more than three times the size of the Mexican army and considerably more advanced, was able to overrun the country with record speed. A newly re-elected President Franklin D. Roosevelt explained that although he was unwilling to go to war over territory, Mexican oppression of Americans in California and the mid-west, combined with repeated lethal violations of the American border by Mexican troops made the status quo intolerable. The war was over in two months, and the United States annexed the remainder of Texas, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, California, and New Mexico.

    The world little heeded the Imperial Japanese invasion of Korea in 1936 and their subsequent attack on socialist China. By 1939, the world was a much changed place. Francisco Franco had seized power in Spain, France was deeply embroiled in a civil war of its own between Republican and fascist elements, Italy seemed to have fractured apart, Austria had militarized, Russia had a Communist government under Stalin, and Germany had been re-united under Hitler. Britain, the largest remaining democracy in the old world, began to eye its continental neighbors with alarm and mistrust. They, like many others, suspected that the decades of peace had come to an end, and that the fate of the world would soon be decided by men with hearts of iron.
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  10. #10870
    The Fate of Chile, 1939-1945: The War

    The War erupted in Europe in 1939 with the German invasion of France and the Low Countries, drawing British involvement as per their alliance with the Low Countries. Hitler, obsessed with a great German destiny and an end to France's dominance on the continent, saw this as his only chance to establish superiority. Taking advantage of increasing civil turmoil in France, Hitler struck a deal with the French fascists, to overwhelm the Republican elements and install a German-friendly government in France in exchange for the Low Countries, some French overseas assets, and most of France east of Paris and north of Switzerland. Though loathe to cede parts of the country, the French blackshirts were left with little choice as Nazi troops crossed into the regions they wished to take. French fascists had taken control of the country by September of 1939. With French and German support, Mussolini and his supporters were able to win control of Italy in November. In December, Hitler grew bold enough to begin a discussion of alliance with a deeply suspicious Austria against Communist Russia.

    After a disastrous defeat in 1940 Battle of Britain, which left Hitler completely unable to prosecute a war in the west, Germany finally began to look east. Austria (at length) agreed to the Tripartite Pact in September, which promised their support to Germany in a war against Russia. Meanwhile, Japan had invaded much of China and had expanded into Southeast Asia. At the same accords, they promised Germany their support against Russia, so that they could retake the disputed north islands. The Axis had taken its final form: Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, France, and Japan.

    Alarmed by these new developments, the United States proposed an embargo on the Axis powers during at the 1940 Pan-American Defense Summit in Chicago, which Chile seconded and the member states ultimately approved. No American country traded with any of the Axis powers thereafter, and all denied territorial waters (including use of the Panama Canal, in Chile's case) to ships of those nations. The Japanese, who were reliant on neutral oil imports, considered this a de facto declaration of war. However, fascism maintained a strong showing in Chile. Though Montenegro finally stood aside in 1940, the Republicanos Nacionales lost to the Liberales in a narrow run-off ballot. Chilean sympathy with the Axis was on the rise, both for their rejection of traditional politics and their defeat of France, an ancient enemy of Chile. The Republicanos Nacionales held that the fascist ideals - shared by the Frente Nacional of the Chilean National Republic - were inherently and uniquely Chilean, and that there was a greater Chilean destiny that the liberales and FNT were unable to realize.

    In June 1941, Operation Barbarossa (the Axis invasion of Russia) began, which was marked by heavy Russian initial losses. Despite the escalating danger that the Axis desired the world, the American powers declined to intervene. At the 1941 Pan-American Defense Summit in Caracas, delegates from both the United States and Chile pushed for no further action, though both countries would later establish "security zones" guaranteeing the safety of merchant ships, and passed legislation supporting trade with the Allies, they maintained a facade of neutrality. That ended on December 7th, 1941, with the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, in American Hawaii and the subsequent invasion of American New Guinea.


    1. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor drew Chile into the war.


    In accordance with the Pan-American Defense Accords, the entirety of North and South America was at war with the Axis little more than a week later. Chile was no exception. However, the Chilean fascist movement had other plans. After infiltrating the military extensively, several key officers launched a fascist-backed coup against the Chilean government. The coup failed to eliminate the President, and like so many other attempts in Chilean history, the result was civil war. From 1941 to 1943, the Chilean Civil War raged and became by far the bloodiest in the country's history, ultimately involving 12 million soldiers, as reactionaries and fascist military units and militias fought the republicans and allied forces in the streets. Santiago burned once again.

    By 1943, Republican forces emerged victorious in yet another Chilean Civil War. In the meantime, the navy had not been idle. Chile's navy, the largest in the world, had successfully integrated with the other American navies to dislodge the Japanese from the Pacific entirely. By March of 1943, less than a year and a half after the Pearl Harbor attacks, the allies had succeeded in almost completely destroying the Imperial fleet and blockading the Japanese home islands, bringing their war machine to a grinding halt. However, invasion seemed a remote possibility, as millions of Japanese troops and partisans remained heavily dug in on the home islands and on island hardpoints across the Pacific.

    Chile contributed primarily naval and logistic support to fighting in North and South Africa, Italy, the Middle East prior to 1943. After the end of the Chilean civil war, this changed rapidly. Chile mobilized more than twelve million troops over the course of World War II, second only to the United States' mobilization of 20 million. Its industrial output was roughly two-thirds of that of the United States and, of course, Chile's naval commitment was the largest in the war. General Dwight Eisenhower (the Supreme Commander of all Allied Forces) later said that the June 1943 Liberation of France was made possible by the enormity of the Chilean fleet, allowing troops to be shipped from the mainland UK in sufficient numbers to make the invasion plausible. Without the Chilean navy, he estimated that the invasion would have been delayed by a year. Chile committed more than three million soldiers to the invasion, though most arrived after invasion of Normandy.

    The Axis finally collapsed in 1944 admist lost ground in France, Russia, and Italy. Italy surrendered with the fall of Rome in January, 1944. Afflicted by growing civil unrest, Austria reached a separate peace with Russia in February and withdrew, ceding much of their eastern territory to the Soviets, while the Republican French government was completely restored in France at roughly the same time. By this point in the war, much of the south of Spain had already been lost to the allied Gibraltar offensive. Now cut off from the rest of the Axis powers, Franco conducted a defensive scorched earth campaign in the north by destroying infrastructure and supplies; the effort ultimately proved unsuccessful as the country was taken from the South. Berlin was captured in June, 1944 by the Russian Red Army.


    2. Berlin Falls to the Red Army in 1944.


    This left only Japan. Unwilling to surrender despite a total naval blockade that lasted nearly two years, Japan showed a degree of national unity and reticence that the other Axis powers had only talked about. The allies remained unwilling to attempt an invasion of the mainland, as all projections indicated that casualties would number in the millions. Attempts to bombard the island into submission appeared to have made little headway by 1945, prompting the American nuclear bombings of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in July and August. Japan finally surrendered on September 2nd, 1945, ending World War 2.

    In the final days and the aftermath of the war, Chile became an instrumental advocate of the United Nations, attending the Dumbarton Oaks conference and signing the initial charter of the United Nations in 1945. Chile was named as a permanent member of the UN Security Council thereafter, though it has had the second least active veto on the Council after China. Chile gained several naval and airbases in the Pacific and in Europe (leased from Japan, the United States, Germany, and other countries) in the aftermath of the war.
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  11. #10871
    The Fate of Chile, 1945-Present: And Beyond

    Throughout the Cold War, including the Communist revolution in China, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the eventual breakup of the Communist Bloc, Chile would remain a supporter of the west, democracy, and capitalism, though the movement for neutrality remains strong throughout the country. Communism quickly lost its grip on Chile in the post-war era, and after 1940 the Communists would never again be an electoral force in the country.

    Chile has the dubious distinction of being the only democracy left in the world with an active fascist party. Though the Liberales and the FNT remain the largest parties in Chile and the Presidency typically alternates between them, the Republicanos Nacionales gained the Presidency in Chile twice in the post-war era (once in 1960 and once in 1985), at the height of South American Pan-Nationalism. On both occasions, the party launched an initiative for the peaceful unification of South America, which failed on both occasions. Attempts by the Republican Nacionales to re-annex the Chilean peripheral states, notably Bolivia, have yet failed. Similarly, attempts to change the name of the country have repeatedly failed.

    Additionally, Chile has developed a reputation as one of the world's least stable long-lived democracies. Chile has experience five attempted coups (none successful) since 1945: 1951, 1966, 1968, 1972, and 1988, though no additional civil wars. Additionally, local Communist and Germanist uprisings continue to occur from time to time. A major Argentinian Nationalist rebellion in 1974 ended in failure; the Argentinian Nationalist Liberation Front remains active in east, despite repeated plebiscites on Argentinian independence ending in the decision to stay in Chile.

    Today, in 2012 Chile is a country of roughly 300 million people (as opposed to the US population of ~500 million, most credit both nation's population explosions to the 1950-1980 "labor war" between the two nations, resulting in massive immigration). It maintains the world's second-largest navy, operating five aircraft carriers, and a standing army of 2 million. It is the world's second-largest economy with a GDP of $12 trillion (after the United States, with a GDP of 23 trillion, and ahead of China, with a GDP of 7 trillion). It is the world's sixth largest country by volume, with an area of roughly 8,000,000 km^2 (not counting client states). It is one of the world's most industrialized countries and ranks as a highly developed country by development index. It is a G9 nation. The capital is, and will probably always remain, Santiago, which after three rebuilding efforts is considered one of the world's most modern cities.

    If this author had to speculate, Chile will remain an important player on the world stage, but as we enter the promising future of the 21st century, I beg our good citizens not to forget their past. I believe the lessons of history will serve us well in the years to come, and an understanding of how we got here will let us know, more than anything else, where we are going. Let us not forget that Chile has not always been a great power. Indeed, it was no so long ago that our country was only an unremarkable strip on a map, flanked and surrounded by greater and more powerful nations which towered over us like mountains. But we crawled out of the shadow of those mountains, the Shadow of the Andes, and I am confident that great things await Chile and indeed all mankind in the years to come.


    To Wrap Things Up:
    And that, my friends, is the end. It's been a hell of a ride.

    Obviously the Chile of our creation is considerably divorced from the Chile of reality; that was the point.

    I hereby reopen this thread to OOC comments (though such comments should continue to conform to forum rules and fall within the scope of what would normally be permissible as a post in any other AAR). You can also write the epilogues for your own characters if you feel so inclined.

    With that said, I hereby declare this interactive AAR COMPLETE!

    I invite you all to join me in The Next Interactive AAR discussion thread to talk about future plans and ideas.
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  12. #10872
    Carlos Ramone de Guerro had participated in the fighting in Europe, and commanded a small group of soldiers to expertly take out key Axis locations, occupying them with nearly no casualties. However, de Guerro was killed in combat in the Alsace-Lorraine region, as he stayed behind to ensure his men could retreat after being attacked by a German Infantry contingent that outnumbered de Guerro's unit by 5 to 1 and the unit having already suffered over 50% casualties in holding the key strategical position having been attacked daily by German troops. de Guerro was able to detonate the bridge, and prevent the Germans from pursuing the Chilean troops of his unit. Though de Guerro had a somewhat shady past with his attempted coup, he was hailed as a saviour for the men that he saved, and he was awarded posthumously a medal for his sacrifice, and was given a respectable funeral upon the recovery of his body.

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    President Daniel Palomino (1881 - 1963, 82 years) - Palomino was born into a middle-class military family. At the age of just 17, when his father was called to serve the Republic during the three-way Civil War, he was left to care for two sisters and his mother. When his father never returned - likely from yellow fever or malaria in the jungles of Panama - he found good work and eventually joined the resistance against the Fascist regime. He was a key proponent to the 1911 Civil War, working logistics with the armies of General Rivera. He was immediately elected to Congress following the reinstatement of the Republic. He quickly became a forefront proponent of laissez-faire and anti-military policies, despite being instated as commander of the Chilean Navy. He quickly adopted this role, and became a skilled leader, organizer, and naval commander. By the Election of 1926, Palomino was a highly respected politician with "true Liberal ideals", and easily won the election following the launching of another Communist revolution. Pro-government forces quickly joined Palomino in the war effort, and by 1928 the Communists were put down, thanks in no small part to President-Elect (as he was never officially inaugurated until after the war) Palomino's leadership skills. However, his Presidency was plagued with many problems - a massive spending spree on the navy, a reduction of the army and the loss of thousands of jobs, the beginning of the Great Depression, and alleged massive corruption in the Treasury. He would lose the election by a surprisingly slim margin in 1931, but would retain the title of Commander of the Chilean Navy for almost 16 more years. By the beginning of the war effort against Hitler, Palomino had at his disposal the second largest navy in the world. His skill at naval warfare brought him numerous victories against the Japanese (in conjunction with the American Navy), and his presence at Normandy in 1943 facilitated the rapid fall of Hitler's Reich. Retiring in 1947, he would go on to write two memoirs, about both his Presidency and the War. He would die peacefully in his sleep, in 1963, at the age of 82.
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    Randy Dickhard ended up investing in the farming coca leaves, some in Chile but mostly in Bolivia and Peru and made money selling it to dealers in the US, where it was considered an illegal drug. Dickhard used his influence in Chile and other South American nations to keep his business legal, or at least ignored by the authorities. In 1955 however he died on an overdose of cocaine, since he became addicted to it himself in his later days (he always said it took away the pain of old age).
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    ((A great end to a great AAR, ThunderHawk and all participants. Congratulations to everyone involved.))

    Carlos Arteaga would become one of Chile's millionaires as Chilean Telephone seized the market in rebuilding Chile's infrastructure after the Communist coup. His struggling company slowly developed into a regional behemoth, richly rewarding its initial investors. The infrastructure of Santiago was deemed one of the most modern and efficient in the world.

    This ended in 1941 with the Fascist's coup and resulting Civil War. The devastation to Santiago and the rest of Chilean Telephone's network by militias and bombardments, combined with the lack of funding and expensive materials during the war, bankrupted Chilean Telephone and ruined Arteaga's personal fortune. He died in 1944 (at the age of 47) destitute and homeless in the streets of Santiago. What little was left of Chilean Telephone would later be bought and revived by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company as the regional brand for their services.
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    Miguel del Alvarado continued his life in Spain where he was elected as president, he said that the emotions he lived in Chile were the best, he had two sons who inherited a fortune, his politics spread over the world and they were known as the Alvodorino politics, he proclaimed himself King of Iberia and the Governor of Puerto Rico,
    he created a University in Chile which helped lots of people in the Antofagasta Region, at the age of 64 he was assasinated by Randy Dickhard in his trip to Bolivia ((sorry yourworstnightm)) his death shocked the world, his funerals one of the saddest but his reign one of the best, he was buried in Madrid, when Randy's corpse was find, the Spanish sent it to Cádiz where they boiled him in Acid and made a national day about it, in his tomb there are two flags the Spanish one, and in bigger size the Chilean one.
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    Ernesto Fernando Fuentes (1846-1947, 101) -Born in 1846 to Luis Fuentes and Rosa Juliana Sánchez de Tagle, Ernesto was of aristocratic blood, his mother being the Marquesa of Torre Tagle until 1820 when she fled Peru during its independance movement. His father was also a wealthy merchant who had retired in 1840. Ernesto attended a Catholic school in Valdivia until 1864, in which he then went to the University of Chile and studied in areas such as law, medicine and philosophy; he completed university in 1874 with 8 degrees and for the next 5 years he took up the occupation of an attorney. Finally in 1879, bored with his current career, he left his job and decided to run as an independent for the position of Senator in the region, with efficient campaigning he won with just over 60%. He has managed to hold onto that position until 1899, when faked his death in the Civil War. He returned to Chile after the collapse of the Fascist regime and served as a General from 1916 to 1926 and President from 1922 to 1926 until the failed coup to install a Dictatorship of the Proletariat. He fled to Krakow and served as Secretary of Partisan Organization for 10 years, 1928-1938. He then served as a Representative in Comintern until 1940, when Joseph Stalin appointed him Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers, he was to hold this post until his death of a heart attack in 1947, aged 101.

    Alejandro Silva (1886-1975, 89) -Born in 1886, Alejandro's private life was kept very quiet, he only came into the spotlight in 1926 when he opened up and took control of a few prominent Chilean businesses. After the failed coup of 1935 he traveled to Colombia. He returned in 1940 and volunteered in the Chilean Navy, he served aboard the battleship BAC Freedom during the entirety of the war, eventually reaching the rank of Commodore. In 1945, after he war he returned to his businesses and built back some of his reputation, then from 1950 to the end of his life, he served as an adviser in the Defense Ministry and Senator of Copiapo. He died in 1975, aged 89 from respitory failure.
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    Angelo Araya-
    Known today as an enemy of democracy yet an apt general, Araya, having grown up in the wake of the devastating 3rd Chilean Civil War, yearned for a more stable society. In many ways, his life was spent battling between pragmatism (supporting the Conservadores and advocating moralism while not infringing upon the natural rights of others) and idealism (supporting the Gians of the Andes in establishing a stable, moralistic, ultimately free and happy society). In the end, Araya sided with the reactionaries and ultimately

    Basilio Bautista-
    When mentioned at all in history books, he is referred to as a brave yet foolish Communist revolutionary. He was murdered in Santiago because of gambling debts.

    Caitan Crazzio-
    The man, the myth, the machiavellian monetary manipulator, Caitan Crazzio is largely remembered today for his financial success during the turn of the century and his support for a Laissez-faire economic system. Although many regard him as little more than an eccentric billionaire who bought his way into politics, he is seen as somewhat of a visionary by the upper echelons of Chilean society. Crazzio's influence can still be seen today in the Chilean Fascist Party, where Laissez Faire is still advocated by many "Nationales Moderates," referred to by pundits as "Crazzianas"

    Estevan Evarado-
    Known today as a filler character with no real depth.

    ((one thing I've realized over the course of this AAR is that it's much more fun to roleplay as a reactionary/fascist/communist than a moderate. Maybe next AAR I'll try out an Anarcho-Liberal... thanks again TH for your hard work in making this AAR. One more request to everyone: can you all please tell me what you liked/didn't like about my writing style so that I can learn to be a better writer in general? It would be much appreciated. ))
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    ((Well done TH. This was a great idea and I had tons of fun participating and keeping up to date on this AAR))

    Angelo Araya-
    Known today as an enemy of democracy yet an apt general, Araya, having grown up in the wake of the devastating 3rd Chilean Civil War, yearned for a more stable society. In many ways, his life was spent battling between pragmatism (supporting the Conservadores and advocating moralism while not infringing upon the natural rights of others) and idealism (supporting the Gians of the Andes in establishing a stable, moralistic, ultimately free and happy society). In the end, Araya sided with the reactionaries and ultimately

    Basilio Bautista-
    When mentioned at all in history books, he is referred to as a brave yet foolish Communist revolutionary. He was murdered in Santiago because of gambling debts.

    Caitan Crazzio-
    The man, the myth, the machiavellian monetary manipulator, Caitan Crazzio is largely remembered today for his financial success during the turn of the century and his support for a Laissez-faire economic system. Although many regard him as little more than an eccentric billionaire who bought his way into politics, he is seen as somewhat of a visionary by the upper echelons of Chilean society. Crazzio's influence can still be seen today in the Chilean Fascist Party, where Laissez Faire is still advocated by many "Nationales Moderates," referred to by pundits as "Crazzianas"

    Estevan Evarado-
    Known today as a filler character with no real depth.

    ((one thing I've realized over the course of this AAR is that it's much more fun to roleplay as a reactionary/fascist/communist than a moderate. Maybe next AAR I'll try out an Anarcho-Liberal... thanks again TH for your hard work in making this AAR. One more request to everyone: can you all please tell me what you liked/didn't like about my writing style so that I can learn to be a better writer in general? It would be much appreciated. ))
    ((I liked the humor and mocking of your own character and the people he supported, particularly with Crazzio.))
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    Ernst Thaumen vouched highly for a united Pan-American effort to liberate Europe from the iron grip of the dictatorial Axis powers. In the last Chilean Civil War, Thaumen's Panamanian army landed at and liberated Antofagasta from the reactionary-fascist coalition. He would make his way south, working in unison with the rest of Chile's military might to fight off the rebels. When the Civil War ended and Chile became more heavily involved in the war across the Atlantic, Thaumen became the principle commander of Allied forces in North Africa. His skill as a leader and his actions in Africa earned him the nickname "Desert Fox".

    In the post-war era, Thaumen was charged with the reconstruction and de-fascistication of the Chilean zone in Austria. He died of a heart attack the day before the last Allied soldier left and Austria was officially declared independent in 1955.
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