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== Foreword ==

This Book is dedicated to the countless dead of both World Wars. To the countless North American soldiers who gave their lives liberate the world, and unite North America under a single banner. To the genius of commanders and to the resolution of James Arkham and Christopher Marlowe to see Liberty and Justice brought to the world. - Simon Marshal

This book has been written to provide the most accurate account of the 20th Century, to not only educate those learning about the history of the United States of North America, but also to provide an accurate depiction of the persons which shaped the modern world. From first hand accounts and eyewitness testimonies, I bring you the most accurate depiction of the United States of North America in the 20th Century, of the people who people who fought for and died for their country, and those who lead their country to greatness in a time of uncertainty and where lesser men would have surely given in to their enemies demands, those who stood defiant.

We will begin at the turn of the Century when social issues began a series of events which would culminate in the First World War, and would give rise to new ideals and political systems.

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== Page Index ==
Page 1 - Foreword
Page 2 - Turning Point
Page 3 - Rise of Bolshevism
Page 4 - The First Congress Massacre
Page 5 - World in Flames
Page 6 - Fall of Democracy
Page 7 - A Tense Interbellum
Page 8 - The First Unity Conference
Page 9 - Gearing Up
Page 10 - The Railroad Affair and the Tehran Conference
Page 11 - Energy Crisis and the Washington Agreement
Page 12 - The Baltimore Conference and the Nye-Dutt Pact
Page 13 - Outbreak of War
 
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Ooohh! Looks real interesting can't wait for more!
 

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Playing some Modern Warfare 2, eh?

Interesting start, We need more ARMA AARs. I hope this one doesn't die out like the ones I've seen.
 

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“The Confederate army held the war in the hollow of their hand and they would not close it”
- President Abraham Lincoln on the Battle of Gettysburg


In 1900 the Old World power play of France and Sweden against Prussia and the Russian Empire was set to expand and explode. French and Swedish diplomats began to improve their relations with other nations across the world. One of the first nations to receive the greetings of the French and Swedish was the United States of North America. Seeing the potential of the industrially rich nation, the French and Swedish believed that an ally secure across the Atlantic Ocean would be there greatest single advantage over the Prussian and Russian forces. Seeing this interest in the New World Powers as they were known, the Prussian and Russian diplomats began to make deals and vast trade agreements with the Confederates to the south of the USNA.

In 1901, the Confederates were still in a tense border dispute with the USNA. Following the Confederate War of Independence and the American Civil War in the late 1880’s, America was a continent rife with tensions. Border sorties by restless troops were common and some incidences of full fledged battles occurring before order could be restored were recorded. The Presidents of both nations were often hard pressed to keep their nations from warring, though secretly the President of the USNA was confident that he would win a war if it came to it.


American Troops manning the Confederate-American border. Men along the border often made forays into enemy territory before Commanders could regain control of their men and raids into enemy trenches were even more commonplace. In a well publicized incident, an entire platoon of American soldiers had agreed to a bet that they wouldn't be able to reach the Confederate trenches and bring food back without being caught. The men lost the bet, and a diplomatic incident between the USNA and the Confederates quickly erupted.
With North America under they’re belt, the two alliances looked for further recruits. Yet even as they did so, a third power was rising. Off the coast of Europe, what had once been the pinnacle of harmony and co-operation of nations, the people of Great Britain, Denmark and Hannover demanded to be heard over an increasingly corrupt Parliament. When the Royals refused them, they sparked a national protest and after the army was called, the protest expanded into a full fledged revolution with the army supporting the rebels. In a 21 day revolution filled with executions and violence, in which it would later be written that ‘the Thames flooded red, and did pour atop onto the streets, as to adorn the land with the blood of Royal Tyrants’.

With the British Empire in ruins, India declared its independence and the Dominions of Australia and New Zealand united to form the Australasian Confederation. While Australasia carried on the British government of Democracy, India turned to Fascism and sought to find herself protected from Iran and the French Colonies. With an invitation into the Pact of Iron between Germany, Russia and the Confederates, India agreed and joined the Pact of Iron less than a month after its founding as a separate nation.


During the Soviet Revolution, fires begun by the initial riots lead to large sections of the London Capital being set on fire, and burning down. An estimated 930 people were killed in the fire and another 4 000 were left homeless.

With a restoration of the Mughal Empire, India fuelled riots and rebellions in Indochina which resulted in a full fledged guerrilla war. By 1907, France had released their colonies in Asia and Indochina had been recognised by the members of the Pact of Iron. In 1910, the Pact of Iron and the Entente of France, Sweden and the USNA were vying for political power and an ever increasing number of allies. With the Peoples Republic of Europe, commonly known as the European Soviets, on the rise to the world stage it seemed as if 1910 was set to be the decade of the worker.
 
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Ooohh! Looks real interesting can't wait for more!
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Thanks ! I'm surprised that there aren't more Armageddon AARs.

Are you gonna write it WWZ style ? cool.
Mostly History textbook style. I might do a few special updates in that style, but for the most part it will just be in book format.

Most interesting concept!
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Playing some Modern Warfare 2, eh?

Interesting start, We need more ARMA AARs. I hope this one doesn't die out like the ones I've seen.
How did you know Ive been playing Modern Warfare 2 ? I love the night vision goggles. :p
 

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“At first, we never considered the Peoples Republic of Europe to be a threat. It was in 1911 when we were proved wrong”
- Emperor Wilhelm II


As 1910 dragged on, the Kingdom of Rome began to experience several worker strikes - protesting against the conditions of their work and against their unfair treatment by their managers. While France and Sweden had raised the minimum wage and introduced Worker Security bills in their Congress to fight growing Bolshevik and European Soviet sentiment, and Prussia and Russia had simply restricted information from the news and arrested anyone suspected of aiding the European Soviets, the Kingdom of Rome did little to influence their people. After several months of strike, the government responded. By forcing the people back to work and executed those who refused. Such a show of brutality sparked national outrage and unrest in the Balkans erupted into urban fighting and eventually, a government was set up in Venice for the Peoples Republic of Roma. While the Kingdom of Rome worked to destroy the resistance groups, they had acted too late to prevent the European Soviets from sparking the civil war.


Well trained and equipped rebels began operation throughout the Kingdom of Roma. While Rome remained on the fence about a proper course of action, and focused on hosting negotiations between the Pact and the Entente, Rebel forces organized and grew exponentially. Working through a network of Unions and Work Programs, with sympathizers in the government and with wide support from the European Soviets, the Rebels were prepared to launch a full scale revolt.
As Europe looked in dismay at the Kingdom of Rome, both the Pact of Steel and the Entente wished to help. In fact, three meetings were held between Pact, Entente and Rome officials to attempt to organize an intervention. However, mistrust between the Pact and the Entente spoiled any Roman hope of united foreign aid to combat the Soviet hordes. With an ever shortening reach beyond the Italian Peninsula, Roman commanders fought hard against the Soviets but were unable to stall the enemy’s advance.

By the end of 1911, the Peoples Republic of Roma had captured much of the northern Italian Peninsula and was planning to sweep down and into Africa. However, one of the regular dispersals of protesters near the Kings palace turned violent. A group of Roma supporters had infiltrated the crowd and began firing on the police. When the Police and Royal Guards returned fire, the crowd and much of the city went into a frenzy. Men, Women and Children knocked down the entrance to the palace before setting the building afire. As they did so, Roma supporters dragged the Royal Family outside and executed let the masses of gathered Italians beat them to death in the streets. The bodies were later burned and put into a cave in the Mountains. It is uncertain if one of the members of the Royal Family did in fact survive as some members of the crowd claimed they had seen the one of the three sons of the King escape into the crowd as his Mother and Father were slain. Other reports say that the Kings daughter was left in the Palace and may have escaped, as the Roma members were unable to enter the hallway leading to her room because of a fire.

As the cities burned, the Pope feared for his life. While reassured by the Roma promises of protection and their promises that the Vatican would not come to harm, the Pope did not trust the Soviets and was preparing to flee the country when news broke of the revolution - and thousands gathered in and around the Vatican to pray for the Third Rome.

Regardless, the brutality of the murder of the Italian Royal Family and the Italian Civil War brought the worlds attention. Prussia and France responded with blockades and embargoes. France even closed access through Gibraltar to Italian shipping for 6 months before the Peoples Republic of Roma responded. In 1914, Roma responded by sending a massive invasion force into Prussia and Southern France, Pact and Entente forces scrambled to fight the determined masses of the Roman Army. And only in 1915 did significant efforts to halt the Roman advance bring victory. The Prussians achieved victory first at the Battle of Munich and the French later achieved victory at the Battle of Lyons, half a year later. In 1916, German and French forces drove the Italians back to the original borders and a further two years of warfare, marked by heavy casualties and climbing debts in all nations involved, the Italians were on the retreat. As their armies neared collapse, the Peoples Republic of Roma sued for peace and was given lenient terms, although it was forced to pay some reparations and sign a non-aggression pact.

As the Roman Wars entered their Inter War period, the Peoples Republic of Europe had not been idle. Funding resistance groups in South America since 1916 and setting the spark to a revolution in Japan brought more nations into the fold of the Soviets. Only the Peoples Republic of Persia seemed willing to remain in Isolation. Seeing itself as the model Soviet state, they viewed all people as equal - by technicality. The overwhelming presence of Islam in the Republic led to much anger from the Peoples Republic of the Rising Sun, and from the Peoples Republic of Europe who both had little time for religion in their state. Roma, was the only nation amongst the Soviets which seemed to tolerate the Republic of Persia as a true Soviet state.

Fueled by revolutions and failed coups around the World, it was now clear that Humanity was divided. The Pact of Iron with its massed Armies were ready for conflict while the Entente was reeling from the conflict with Italy, and the USNA was recovering from a failed military expedition into South America during the Libertadores Wars. The decade between 1910 and 1920 had seen the rise of another Power block. The Commintern. Seemingly the biggest threat, it was believed that if Italy alone could drive back the French and Germans at once, then an alliance of Soviet nations would be fearsome.

Despite the lasting recovery from previous conflicts, the First World War, would not wait.
 

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“There is no doubt that the course and character of the feared ‘European War’ … will continue and become the first world war in the full sense of the word.” - Indianapolis Star, 20 September 1914​

In 1921, the First Congress of the Commintern occurred. Hosted in London by the European Soviets, invitations were sent to the Peoples Republic of the Rising Sun, the Libertadores Confederation and the Union of African Soviet Republics, which at the time was still a small nation controlling only old British possessions not seized by the Ottoman Empire, South Africa and some rebellious French regions. On 28 June 1921, during the seventh meeting of the First Congress, several British Army officers and 4 Anglo-German Nationals stormed the building. Lead by the exiled Edmund Ironside, the group announced themselves as the ‘Voice of the Dead’. Claiming that it was the last order sent out by the King to the Army, Edmund Ironside and other members of the group summarily executed the President of the European Soviets, the Minister of Defence for the European Soviets and numerous other officials. Despite the actions occurring within the Congress, few were truly aware of what was happening. Only when a wounded Haile Selassie emerged from the building did Police become aware of what was going on.

As Police stormed the Congress, the Voice of the Dead began waited for them to enter the lower level of the congress. Upon their arrival, the group opened fire. In the gun fight, 16 Policemen were killed and another 13 were wounded before they managed to reach the upper levels. As they did so, another gunfight broke out which left 3 policemen and 4 of the conspirators dead. As they looked amongst the bodies, they found that only 4 of the 7 gunmen were present. Edmond Ironside, Geoffrey Blake and Erhard Heiden had fled to the basement of the Congress and into a sewer where they were planning on escaping to a boat they had left on a dock in the Thames. It is unclear what happened in the sewers but Erhard Heiden became separated from the others and became lost. Eventually he made his way to the surface only to discover the Ironside and Blake had already made it to the boat and departed hours ago. He was arrested as a suspicious person and was later tortured for information.

He confessed that the Voice of the Dead was funded by the Prussian government, that they had received arms and training from that government and that Edmond Ironside was the head of the organisation. He was sentenced to death by firing squad after a two day trial.


Erhard Heiden was executed on the 1 July 1921. While the day of his death goes unremembered, the 28 June 1921 has become a national holiday, to commemorate those lost in the First Congress Massacre.

The public in Britain and Hannover-Denmark were outraged. Riots broke out against Prussians and many Prussian Nationals, including the Prussian Ambassador were killed by mobs in the street. The European Soviets and Prussia were on the verge of war. Seeking Allies, Prussia received reaffirmed guarantees from the members of the Pact of Iron. When the European Soviets turned to the members of the Congress, the Libertadores were the only ones to agree to take military action. Roma backed down due to their recent war with Prussia and the Union of African Soviet Republics refused - something Haile Selassie later wrote was ‘If we had agreed to that alliance and fought Prussia then we would have been against an alliance from which no victory could be garnished. Rather, we sought to continue liberating our comrades under Ottoman and French rule for the Time being.’ Even the Peoples Republic of the Rising Sun refused to come to the aid of the European Soviets. Despite this, the European Soviets began to mobilise their armies. Prussia and her allies began to do so as well. On August 3, the Entente began to mobilise for war. When the United States of North America received the Confederate demand to cease mobilisation, it refused. It appeared that the Pact of Iron would be fighting the Soviets as well as the Entente. Faced with the threat of such a large war and convinced that the Empire would fall apart, the Empire of Russia released the Ukraine as an independent nation and gave more freedoms to the various areas of the Empire. These acts kept the Empire together but it did little to help the coming war.

By mid October, the European Soviets were prepared and ready to launch their war on Prussia and on November 2 they ordered their forces to cross the border. Even as they did so, the Libertadores Confederation declared war upon the Confederates and the Entente gave orders for their forces to cross the borders. The First World War had begun.


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“I am more afraid of our own mistakes, than our enemies designs” - Pericles

On November the 3 it was announced that the world was at war. In every major city of the world, patriotic songs were sung in the streets and parties were held across the world. The President of United States of North America also gave a formal declaration of War speech on that day.

“This nation, and a coalition of others cannot stand idly by while the tyrannical government of the Confederacy oppresses our brothers in the South. Nor can we stand idly by while the Prussian Monarchy threatens democracy in Europe. By God, we embark today on a Crusade to rid the world of tyranny and oppression ! Once and for all !” - excerpt from the Declaration of War on the Pact of Iron

In the opening hours of the war, troops advanced across the border all across the continent. In some cases, troops advanced in trains before the war broke out - and then disembarked behind enemy lines.


The Speech was well received and the Presidents popularity soared. Unfortunately, the first few months of the war would disprove wide beliefs that the war would be over by the following November. Union troops were unable to break the Confederate defences in America and overseas the European Soviets managed to advance only 50 miles into Prussian territory before the lines stabilized. French forces had been unable to push past the border, despite numerous attempts. The Swedish held back Russian offensives while their own offensives against Prussian lines generally failed. It seemed that the world was stuck in a deadlock.

In 1923, the war expanded. The Peoples Republic of the Rising Sun invaded China, which was receiving protection by the Entente. This course of events prompted Entente intervention and split Union troops from the American Front to the Chinese Front. Seeking an expansion opportunity, Siam and India declared war against China while Russia withheld from committing its troops to further fronts than that in Europe. With the War becoming global with fighting in America, Europe and Asia, it seemed that a deadlock would occur if more allies were not gathered. Australasia was maintaining a strict neutrality policy and the Cossacks were receiving Russian and German threats to remain neutral. The European Soviets attempted to gather Roma and Africa into their alliance, however they resisted and formed their own alliance among the world with only a build-up of troops on the Ottoman borders hinting as to what was set to occur.

In Asia, USNA troops were being slowly beaten out of the Pacific and continuous attempts to bring troops to China failed due to a fearsome Japanese invention. What they had designated a Sea Dragon was sailing beneath the waves and wreaking havoc on shipping and the Pacific Fleet. However, a timely invention by Admiral Greer allowed vessels in the USN to fire mines into the water which would explode when they reached a certain depth - or if they hit something. This new invention came in 1925 and was mostly equipped on convoy escorts. Had the design come a year earlier and the outcome of the pacific war may have been very different.


The dreaded Japanese Sea Dragon. The weapon that would ultimately change the war in the Pacific, masses of them were used against the USNA with deadly efficiency. Only after the USN had lost its ability to strike the PRRS Navy, was a counter measure to the Sea Dragon discovered.

In 1924, the Japanese Navy launched a massive retaliatory strike against the United States of North America. Using the Sea Dragons to great effect, they effectively crippled the Pacific Fleet and were able to land troops on Hawaii, which until then had been USNA territory. With the fall of Hawaii and the total destruction of its Pacific Fleet, the United States of North America was unable to aid China in its war against Japan and the Pact of Iron. Despite this, the USNA and Japan remained effectively at war until 1927 when a failed attempt at retaking Hawaii, signalled the signing of a peace agreement. In those years between 1924 and 1927, the USNA had made no attempts at retaking its Pacific Possessions - and was humiliated when the neutral Australasian Confederation seized the remaining Islands the USNA had under its control in the South Pacific. The official reason given was that the ‘USNA is unable to effectively provide security and protection to the Islands populaces’.

Regardless of the war at sea, it was widely felt that the war with the Confederacy was the true front, the front where the most resources were required. Those that felt such things, were correct. A stalemate erupted on the American front from 1922 to 1926 before Confederate reinforcements from the south, freed from the recent peace agreement with the Commintern, bulked the depleted Confederate forces. With the veterans from the Southern Front, Confederate generals organised and launched an attack along the entire American Front, such a wide front left the undermanned USNA forces in disarray and forced their retreat. In 1927, as the Confederacy prepared to besiege Washington, D.C. the First World War came to an end as Prussian and French diplomats agreed to an armistice for both of their respective alliances.

In 1928, peace was declared across the globe with the Treaty of Versailles. The treaty would later become infamous for its harshness on the French people and the USNA. Both nations suffered large territorial losses, had their armies restricted and were ordered to pay large sums of money. In addition, France and the Peoples Republic of Europe was to take full responsibility for the war with the Pact of Iron and were forced to place their leaders and many of their commanders on trial for war crimes and inciting wars of aggression. Despite this, Chinese forces continued fighting against India, Indochina and the PRRS before surrendering in 1930. Suffering massive territorial losses and caused to pay harsh reparations to Pact nations and to the PRRS in the agreement.
 

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“Moral outrage is the most powerful motivating force in politics” - Morton C. Blackwell

At the end of the war, numerous veterans of World War One were returned to civilian jobs. Among them, a Sergeant and a Corporal in the USNA Army. The Sergeant, one James Arkham was a born Canadian who had served in the Army rather than fight for Canadian Independence. As a member of the ‘United North America’ movement, he was often at odds with his more independent Canadians. The Corporal was Christopher Marlowe, an American National who grew up in Chicago, he joined the army because of the conscription brought up in the First World War. Both men had served honourably on the American Front. Christopher Marlowe had received a Purple Heart from being shot in the shoulder, and James Arkham had received the Order of North America for his actions at the Battle of Miami in which the North American Army was delivered a brutal defeat and set on the retreat back up the coast.


The Battle of Miami marks a turning point in the war against the Confederacy and caused twice as many casualties as the European Battle of Hannover in less than half the time.

While some historians have guessed that it was the events at the Battle of Miami which drove him to restore the United States of North America to it’s proper place, others along with myself believe that he was originally motivated by a sheer hatred of the Confederates because of the events during the battle. Christopher Marlowe however is a far less understood figure. His entry into North American politics is unknown, though many suspect that he met with Arkham during his time at a Hospital close to the front lines. Another theory is that he met with Arkham some time after the war ended, during one of his speeches.

Regardless of their origins, Arkham and Marlowe were set on their destiny. In 1933, at the height of the suffering caused by reparations and the recent end of the war, Arkham and many of the veterans he had fought with founded the North American Unity Party, a far right party which advocated a revived military, the unity of all peoples in North America, regardless of their ethnicity, reclamation of lost territories, a halt to reparation payments and the punishment of those who were believed to have destroyed the war effort at home. The idea that the Army had not failed, that they had been cheated out of victory resonated through its ranks. The idea that the Confederates and the Germans were the cause of the economic situation resonated through the public. The idea of reclaiming lost territories resonated with the veterans. The idea of Unity regardless of ethnicity impressed and earned the thanks of minorities. Over all, the North American Unity Party was highly popular. With the leader a Canadian, many in the North believed that the election of the NAUP would bring an ease on their life style and greater recognition for Canadians in the USNA. While the fact was widely published in the North, it was known little amongst the States and the presence of Christopher Marlowe in the party, along with a large number of American nationals silenced any fears of a Canadian takeover.

In 1934, the party had gained support across North America. An election called to replace the late Herbert Hoover, assassinated by Communist Party of America supporters, was the chance they had waited for. The Party campaigned across the country, spending unprecedented amounts of money, handing out over one million leaflets across the country. On August 4, James Arkham gave a speech which had the largest impact on a North American election in recent memory. Of the entire speech, a single part is remembered by almost all Americans to this day.

North America stands divided. North America lies shattered and broken. North America is a carcass of what it once was. But trust to hope, that we none the less stand ready to unite her once more. That in your hour of need, we shall come to your aid. For that is the duty of every American. That is the duty of all our countrymen. To come together and surpass all foes and all odds, through Unity we can return to our rightful place. Through Unity, we triumph.
Through Unity we triumph became a popular slogan amongst party supports and the army throughout the Campaign. In October of 1934, it was announced that the President Elect was FDR, not James Arkham. Less than a day later, James Arkham, Christopher Marlowe and the Unity Party contested the results, claiming that the election was a fraud. With wide support amongst the military and populace, the Supreme Court ordered that the government was to order recounts in 7 of the 9 states accused of instigating fraud. Franklin Roosevelt called on Donahue to accept the fair, unbiased and legitimate vote. Still, Donahue felt that he had won the election and no one could convince him that he had not.

With a final tally of 46.6 % Democrat vote, 45.3 % Unity vote, 6.7 % Republican and 1.4 % other, the Election was historic - not only because the Supreme Court ruled in favour of more than two parties at the start of the election, but because it caused considerable violence among voters. Republicans had lost major support for their role as the instigators of the USNA’s entry into the First World War and for the perception that they had betrayed the people when they signed the Versailles Treaty, so the violence erupted between Democrat and Unity voters or generally against Republicans. In Canada, support for the Unity party was at its peak with 80% of voters having voted for the Unity party and as such, Democrats and a Coalition of other parties actively disrupted the election process, similar to the theft of Black votes within the Confederacy. With the USNA on the verge of civil war, James Arkham took action.


The Silver Shirts were the Paramilitary organization of the Unity Party of North America. Many of its members were originally American although as the Unity Party of North America grew in popularity, membership among Canadians and First Nations people spiked. Whether this was due to appeals by the Canadian born leader of the Party or because of the growing popularity of the party amongst minorities, who had originally viewed it as a solely American party, is unknown. Historians believe it was a combination of both factors.

The Paramilitary wing of the Unity Party, the Silver Shirts were ordered to dispatch a message to the army and distribute a message among the populace. As they did so, James Arkham and Christopher Marshal declared themselves President and Vice-President of the United States of North America, stating that they were rightfully elected by the people and for the people. Rioting soon broke out however the army turned on the Democrats and fought for the Unity Party. Street fighting in Chicago, Washington and New York brought the Army in to contain the populace. For the next 13 days, the Unity Party struggled to maintain their hold on the United States of North America. Franklin Roosevelt himself supported the rioters and urged the population and army to rebel against the illegitimate government, saying in private that he had serious doubts as to who actually won the election. Despite this, the Unity Party retained their hold on the government and Franklin Roosevelt was pardoned, the official reason was that he was acting in the belief that he had won the election. Regardless of this, he retired to Australia where he would spend the remainder of his life.

Despite their victory in what became known as the 13 day riots, the Unity Party was less than in the dominant position it wanted to be. To consolidate itself, the party reached out to Democrats, Canadians and Minorities to join it in the Cabinet, forming what became known as the Unity Coalition. While this kept the country under control it swayed the thoughts of few of the population. The small fraction who were swayed, merely believed that there was hope that the Unity Party was not the Fascist wolf they had thought it was.

Their fears were proved to be well placed when in February of 1935, the Capitol building burned to the ground, giving James Arkham the power to enact the Emergency Powers Act. Placing the blame on Dissidents and Communists, thousands were arrested and detained by the army. The majority were released or deported, however a small fraction were the subject of show trials which were used to make examples of them, before being sentenced to death. The Emergency Powers Act would not be called to an end for the majority of Arkham’s Presidency.

With dissent crushed, and loyalty in the Unity Party affirmed, what would be known as the Years of the Wolf were only just beginning.



The Cabinet of the Unity Coalition on January 1st 1936.
 

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