The Orange Free State - 1936
Will be posting more soon! I thank you all for your patience!
The Current State of Affairs:
This alternate world in 1936 is a very different place. The small, but prosperous and thriving south African republic, the Orange Free State is coming off the heels of a victorious war over the French and Portuguese. This tiny nation, dubbed the "America of Africa" now has access to the sea and a new colonial territory to assimilate. A new "Golden Age" is proclaimed in the capital of Bloemfontein, yet darkness looms on the horizon...the nation of France embarrassed by their latest defeat against the Orange Free State in 1932 and still greatly affected by six years of a devastating and brutal civil war, has just seen Fascists under the calm motto of "All United For France", come to power. Britain, their empire "reorganized into a Commonwealth" (aka broken up) 11 years ago, is now plagued by political infighting and labor strikes, seems unable to tackle the concerns of the world...More to come!
Major Points in Oranjean History (Chapters):
1836-1859: The Birth of a Republic
1860: Treaty of London
1861-1864: Boer War - Annexation of Transvaal
1879-1887: Growth, Industrialization, and Prosperity
1887: Gold Rush!
1888-1908: A truly "Golden Era"
1908: Orange River Convention - Treaty of Bloemfontein
1910: Transvaali Nationalist Uprising
1913: "Die Groot Nasionale Vergadering" - A New Constitution & Weighted Universal Voting
1917: The Mbabane (Swazi) Rebellion
March 1923-January 1924: "War Over Africa" - Britain & her Allies vs. France & her allies
June-October 1923: Communist Uprising
November 12, 1923: Treaty of Noordstad - Peace with France
1924-1931: Growth and Renewal
May 1931- May 1933: War with France and Portugal!
1936: A bright future?
What a fun game this was and interesting world history! I will be working on the above chapters and I ask for patience, but I promise I will finish it all. I tried to achieve world acclaim, yet also remain within somewhat realistic/historical boundaries. I've also adjusted certain people, places, and things for this AAR to fit within somewhat historical contexts as Vicky2 isn't 100% accurate. Ask any questions yoyou may have!
My goals for the game:
1. A true democratic republic in South Africa - Afrikaner dominated, yet inclusion & tolerance of immigrants and local peoples
2. Military/Industrial/Cultural Advancement
3. Peace with England at all costs
4. "The Long Game" ...long term survival in my thinking 100% of the time