- Mar 12, 2005
La tragedia de centroamérica
A Central America AAR
A Central America AAR
This is the short tale of the height of Central America; the bridge between two worlds. A slither of land that mothered a great civilization into the immortality of history. The bottleneck of an empire whose glittering treasure fleets were outshone by the golden shore. After achieving independence, Central America was considered the most troubled region of the New World, whose idealism and determination of liberty, equality, and unity surpassed its capacity of deliverance. What began as a democratic experiment sparked into a wild fire of ambition and thirst for power. In a few short decades, the region, former colonies united under a federal republic, went from a country that teatered on the brink of dissolution to a respected power. But just as its altruistic drive for solidarity and victory helped forge this federation, so to did it cause its tragic downfall. Corruption, political division and manipulation, and poverty proved foils to liberalism, pluralism, and free democracy. Despite its short life and questionable history, its footprint in the history of Central America continues to inspire Central Americans and Latin Americans. For a short while, these poor nations stood united against countries many times its size, and for a while appeared victorious. Perhaps one day, the dream of Simón Bolívar will manifest itself...but not today.
This is being played with Victoria: Revolutions with the latest patch and latest version of VIP. I will be playing this very realistically but, for the sake of creativity, not 100% historically. The goal of this AAR is to survive and strive realistic prosperity while taking into account the impulsive and fractional state of Central American politics. Thus, this AAR will focus mostly on domestic affairs and run-ins with neighbors, including the mighty United Kingdom. Also, I realize i the game Central America is referred to as the United States of Central America, but in its constitution the country was officially called the Federal Republic of Central America. Central America will therefore be referred to as the FRCA throughout the AAR, if not just as Central America.
By the way, this is the 1000th thread in the Victoria AAR forums. Let us hope this is a good sign!