As you can tell by the title, I will take hold of the Californian Republic and (hopefully) rise to become the undisputed ruler of the Pacific. I will be using a few modifications to aid me in my quest, nothing game changing, just enough to support my adventure.
1. New Californian Culture
2. All Mexican POPs replaced with Californian POPs
3. Mexican Cores removed, No cores from "Manifest Destiny" on California.
4. California Independent from the start.
5. Enough soldier POPs for a single brigade.
You can download the mod I used: Here
Table of Contents
1825: The Californian Rebellion
Wagner: 1836 - 1841
Wagner 1841 - 1846
Stephens: 1846 - 1851
Giddings 1851 - 1856
Giddings 1856 - 1861
Hensdale: 1861 - 1866
Hensdale: 1866 - 1871
Williams: 1871 - 1876
Williams: 1876 - 1881
Baxton: 1881 - 1886
Harrison: 1886 - 1891
Harrison: 1891 - 1896
Jamous: 1896 - 1901
Jamous: 1901 - 1906
Orleans: 1906 - 1911
Wilcox 1911 - 1916
Wilson: 1916 - 1921
Dawes: 1921 - 1926
Dawes: 1926 - 1931
Arthur: 1931 - 1936
Carr: 1936 - 1941
Carr: 1941 - 1946
Smith: 1946 - 1951
Enough of the logistics, here is the opening history:
1825: The Californian Rebellion
Since Independence in 1821, Mexico had entered a period of severe government instability, by the time the word of a new government had reached the offices in California, it had already been overthrown. From the east, ambitious Americans, dubbed "Californianos" by the local Mexican population, began to settle illegally in the area. Without proper control by the Mexican government, these English-speaking inhabitants of California rose up against the government of Alta California, and established the Californian Republic. Mexico had no choice but to accept the independence movement, soldiers simply couldn't be spared to march across the Mojave and Sonora deserts to subjugate these people. Instead, they opened their doors to American colonization in Tejas, hoping their land ambitions would make Mexico stronger, and they would stay within the country.
1. The two deserts that are widely claimed to have achieved a bloodless Californian Independence.
However, back on the Pacific Coast, the people of California had a mission to do. They set out to establish a country of yeomen farmers, inspired by the ideals of Thomas Jefferson, who envisioned a Republic of the Pacific. Upon hearing the news of this Republic, the former President could hardly contain the joy he felt from a democratic nation of farmers.
2. Thomas Jefferson, one of the most prominent supporters of California
By 1828, the Government was fully formed, a tax structure was set up, and a constitution was established as the supreme law of the land. California would be a land of liberty, content with the abundant land they had, uninterested in eastward expansion. A small army had been raised in the capital of 3,000 men. One of the largest concentration of armed soldiers seen on the West Coast up until this time. Shortly in the Winter of 1834, the garrison of the Californian Army was moved to "Fort California" which was only a few miles away from the port town of San Francisco, which had already begun to receive a small trickle of merchants and immigrants coming to this new country, only nine years old.
3. "Fort California" Located along the Pacific Coast.
With the election of John Wagner to the Presidency, the Californian Republic now enters its 11th year of Independence. On January 1st, 1836, President Wagner stepped into the Presidential Office in San Diego, ready to take the reigns of the Empire of the Pacific.
Next Update: Wagner 1836 - 1841
Welcome to the AAR! I will try my best to update this as often as I can to bring California to new, and great heights! In updating this AAR, at the bottom of each update I will include a link to the previous update and a link to the next update. This should keep the story flowing forward, and backward, whenever you want, without having to resort to going back the first page to find the next chapter. Enjoy the AAR!