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Once again, I'd like all three at once. :)
 

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Once again, I'd like all three at once. :)
As nice as that would be, I say C.
 

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I wrack my brain in every way imaginable, but I can't invent a good communist name for Washington DC. Any ideas? :(
 

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I wrack my brain in every way imaginable, but I can't invent a good communist name for Washington DC. Any ideas? :(
Partytown?
 

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I wrack my brain in every way imaginable, but I can't invent a good communist name for Washington DC. Any ideas? :(
Something pretentious and euphemistic.

I suppose 'leader of the revolution'-grad or -ville naming is out?

Washington PC (People's Capital)?
 

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El Pip said:
Something pretentious and euphemistic.

I suppose 'leader of the revolution'-grad or -ville naming is out?

Washington PC (People's Capital)?
Browder-grad? :wacko: :rofl:
 

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i cant see them taking a russian name for some reason. you could just rename it after the new communist leader, as in leningrad and stalingrad. just 'insert name, D.C'
 

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Browder-grad? :wacko: :rofl:
They woudn't want to have an Russian word in the name.
Bowderville?
Or why add ville in the first place. Washington wasn't named Washington ville.

So just Bowder DC
 

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Yep, I think "Browder, DC" is the most fitting, thank you all.
Sounds good, although even if us goes communist, many people will still like Washington. It takes a while to disown heroes, especially those responsible for the birth of the nation.
 

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Sounds good, although even if us goes communist, many people will still like Washington. It takes a while to disown heroes, especially those responsible for the birth of the nation.
That's the reason why I had such difficulties with the name. I guess I'll stick with Washington City (the DC has been disbanded) for the time being.
 

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I hit a bit of a wall while writing the next update, so I did some quick modifications to the 1936 scenario. :D
 

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That's the reason why I had such difficulties with the name. I guess I'll stick with Washington City (the DC has been disbanded) for the time being.
why was DC disbanded?
 

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BritishImperial said:
why was DC disbanded?
As a part of a general reorganization of the structure of teh country. Many states like Virginia, South Carolina or the District of Columbia were either folded into other states or renamed. Washington City is the capital, but part of the Comonwealth of Chesapeake. ( formerly Maryland + Delaware )
 
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Also in the one of the next few updates another character will be introduced but he will most likely not appear too often, unless you want it otherwise. I somehow fell I might over do it with these references. Whe who can correctly guess who it is and the movie where he is borrowed from shall recieve a British Tea Cookie. I will drop a hint in the next chapter, but you will have to look closely. In my last chapter no one caught the numerous Navy Lark references. :(
 

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Also in the one of the next few updates another character will be introduced but he will most likely not appear too often, unless you want it otherwise. I somehow fell I might over do it with these references. Whe who can correctly guess who it is and the movie where he is borrowed from shall recieve a British Tea Cookie. I will drop a hint in the next chapter, but you will have to look closely. In my last chapter no one caught the numerous Navy Lark references. :(
In my defence I will say I've never heard of the Navy Lark so would find it hard to spot any references.

However I will diligently read the next update in case I have seen the film you reference.
 

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El Pip said:
In my defence I will say I've never heard of the Navy Lark so would find it hard to spot any references.

However I will diligently read the next update in case I have seen the film you reference.
So there aren't too many of them? I try to put at least one in every update, as I am a Movie nut.


EDIT: Info about the Navy Lark here.
 

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hmmm, only 30 years before my time. and radio 2 is... not the best station. :D

i want the tea cookie, so ill be watching like a hawk.
 

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Chapter 14



October 3, 1938

Union of American People's Republics

National Highway Number 1, ca 15 miles from Washington City

The motorcade of the Chairman of the Central Committee of the United People's Republics of America moved at an amazingly high speed. Comrade Earl Browder disliked the need fur such a heavy military escort, but much to his disappointment there were still many counter-revolutionary groups in the rural parts of the Union evne this close to the capital. Some wanted the old United States of America back, some wanted a outright National Socialist State modelled on Germany, some wanted an independent southern Nation, the list went on and on. The Union was a vast country, even more so since a daring operation by the APN and the AMC had recovered Alaska and incorporated the fledgling Republic of Alaska into the newly renamed United States of American Peoples Republics. Browder had never really liked that name, and so he ad used this opportunity to change the name yet again.

The years since the Revolutionary uprisings and subsequent fights all over the country had been hard for the Union. Still ripped apart by internal divison the new government faced many challenges. The old United States had had a deeply rooted capitalist system and converting both the system and the remainder of the population that had not actively fought was a hard chore, but alas this was the chore he had chosen for himself when had led the impoverished masses to victory over the repressors. He was deeply convinced of the scientific inevitability of Communism, but as long as the country was surrounded by hostile nations a stricter, harsher hand was needed. With the British puppet State of Canada in the north and reactionary Mexico in the South this was unfortunately a long-term measure. The combined operation against Alaska, as hastily as it was drawn up after rumours had started to circulate that Anchorage was attempting to join Canada and that was somehting that could not be allowed. The problems did not stop there. How was one to create an Army virtually out of nothing? The operation that liberated Alaska had gone about as far as it was possible, and these Marines were nowhere near enough to defend the Union against the British attempts to recover their lost American colonies that he was sure was coming any day now, and he meant to defend every lump of the Union's soil.

He thought back to the heady days immediately after the revolution. Back then everything had seemed possible, a while it had even seemed as if the United States would fall without a single shot being fired, the fascists succumbing to the will of the people. But these hopes had been trashed under the combat boots of the United States Army in these bloody battles in the eastern states. Despite fighting hard the Militia had initially lost ground against the Imperialist Forces, but the tide had turned when the President had issued orders that every ablebodied man who refused to fight for the USA was considered a traitor and spy and to be dealt with as such. After this order the masses had finally flocked into the open Arms of the old CPUSA, now renamed into Communist Party of North America. After the revolution the problem of these clandestine groups had popped up almost immediately and now a whole score of groups was fighting both the central Government and each other, all claiming to be the successor to the old USA. Browder leaned back into his seat and though back to the days when he had studied at Bowdin College and to a fellow archaeology Student who had been a good friend of until Browder had tried to recruit him for the Party. They had not talked since, and this friend had left the country in the early 1930s by sneaking over the Canadian border, but in Browders mind he still symbolized easier times when everything had been so simple.

There was still much to be done. The American economy was still not completely geared towards the planned production and he had a sneaking suspicion that it never would be. He did not believe in luck, but he appreciated the fact that the Union already had a developed Industrial base, and could, unlike the Soviet Union fall back on years of Industrial experience. The Central Committee had decided not to use the Soviet System, but rather a modification of it. All factories would be owned by the people, but to a degree be managed with the old capitalist methods. This had caused an uproar throughout the ranks of the party, but Browder and his supporters in the local Workers Unions in Detroit and Chicago had reasoned that until all capitalist powers had been destroyed and World Socialism had been built the Union needed to be able to stand up to the awesome industrial power of the old World, especially now that so much had been lost in the Revolution and the fighting. Btu what was more important was the paramount duty to defend the Union against the counter-revolution and the reactionary powers to the north and the south, namely the British and their Canadian lapdogs in the north and Mexico in the south. While both on their own did not yet pose a serious threat, especially with the British preoccupied in Europe the American People's Army needed to be vigilant, as Browder deemed it possible that the British would fall so far and ally themselves with the Germans, just to be able to crush the movement that would eventually liberate the oppressed masses in their homelands, and in fact the few Intelligence assets that still reported to the new Embassies in Moscow and Stockholm had reported rumblings about a new German Alliance with an as of yet unspecified European Power. But luckily this situation was improving, slowly but surely.

With these thoughts his mind he watched the landscape outside the window of the car race by , slowly changing into the working-class suburbs of Washington as the convoy got closer and closer to the building site where the new residence of the chairman of the Central committee was built in place of the White House that had been burned down during the riots in Washington. He despised the idea of hiding from his fellow citizens like this, but the three attempts on his life and the ongoing low-level insurgency in the Rocky Mountains and the Appalachians had taught him otherwise, and so when the Central committee had presented him the building as a present from the workers he had gladly accepted. The Building was not yet ready, but already habitable, and so when the motorcade pulled up besides the rear entrance Browder was already awaited by a score of minor aides, all waiting with some document or other. One of them seemed unusually distressed. “Com...Comrade Ch....Chairman!” he stuttered. “This was just announced over Radio Berlin. The Czechs have joined the Axis Powers.”





[Game Effects: The Czechs have obviously joined the Axis, as to why and how.. well you will have to wait and see. Other than that a rather dry update. Unfortunately I believe that it is utterly impossible to make Soviet Communism work, so I had the Union go for what we today would see as a more Chinese approach to the whole thing. Their sliders are at about 70% planned economy.]