- Jul 11, 2017
A Fair Deal For America: A Kaiserreich AAR
“Every American deserves and expects from their government a fair deal” - Quentin Roosevelt.
“This prolonged crisis has laid bare the many weaknesses and flaws of America. But this crisis is also an opportunity to address these flaws and to create a more perfect union. My administration, together with your support, plans to make the most of this chance. America can be great again!” - Charles Curtis.
“Mr. President, I can’t stress enough on how bad it really is out here. With Reed in the planning stages of a revolution, and Long whipping his supporters into a frenzy even he might not be able to control, and with respect for the government and the norms of our Constitution crumbling, I reckon we have roughly a hundred days at best to save America from itself and the greatest bloodletting since the Civil War.”-Douglas MacArthur.
To the causal foreign observer watching the United States in the years of 1936 and 1937, the Americans had carried on with their great democracy as they always had since the end of the American Civil War in 1865. Oh there had been a little more pushing, screaming, and violence than usual in that time but the duly elected government had calmed the situation with a few deals and reforms like always before. In the years afterwards, the United States was a beacon of democracy as the tide of left-wing socialist dictatorships and right-wing autocracies swept through whole continents. As the cause of freedom faltered before the totalist and communist armies in Europe, the exiled British statesman Winston Churchill predicted that one day that the United States with all its power and might would one day awaken to step forth to the liberation of the old world. In 1942, the United States would indeed awaken and would eventually remake much of Europe in its own image. To Americans in 1936 and to astute foreign observers, the future that would come to pass seemed impossible. This is the story of how American democracy was saved and how the nation was spared a brutal second civil war.
Welcome to my little AAR. My first AAR is inspired by far superior AARs focused on certain event chains in the Kaiserreich mod. While the Kaiserreich mod prides itself on its dynamic nature compared to the vanilla game, certain events are usually predictable such as the Second American Civil War occurring. However, there are rare event chains that radically alter the world even by the standards of Kaiserreich such as the syndicalist Union of Britain being overthrown and being replaced by a restored United Kingdom in 1937 or the divided India reuniting peacefully or the American government preventing a civil war from occurring. We will focus on the last event. While I have seen other AAR authors avoid the civil war by accident and quickly played on, I have not seen anybody explore in detail what it would take to avoid a civil war. I have already written the whole AAR over the summer but feel free to leave feedback and criticism.