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Should be interesting..
The Imperial Presidency at its best? or worst?
Jackson should be extremely pro slavery so that should help keep those pesky southerns in line.

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An American monarch? Blasphemy! At least make it a HM Goverment if it isn't already.:p
 

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Jackson should be extremely pro slavery so that should help keep those pesky southerns in line.
Definitely pro slavery but I think the word "extreme" may be a bit much. Also, the Southerners wouldn't necessarily line up behind Jackson just because of his views on slavery - keep in mind one of his greatest trials was the Nullification issue in which South Carolina gave a "preview" of possible secession.

Jackson leading the country during talks of the acquisition of new territories gained in a war with Mexico would have been very interesting. Of course, all bets are off with him as an Emperor.
 

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We'll just see how the expansion goes.
 

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A History of the American Empire


Across the Continent & To the Seas

The American continent is a vast, diverse land stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean; approximately 3,300 miles; a long haul for anybody whether settler, soldier, businessmen; or emperor. But the destiny of the Empire lay across this vast land; and destiny needs to be fulfilled; otherwise others with more sinister intentions and devilish ambitions would.

A contingent of the American Legion, consisting of the Imperial Dragoons and the 1st Army would march across the continent on to very different paths; but similar objectives: the Oregon Country. The Dragoons would trek across the Dakota Territory; where they would encounter locally hostile Indian tribes; before completing their journey by mid-June of 1836. Meanwhile the 1st Army would skirt along the disputed border of the Mexican State, attempting to cause a border dispute which would be in favor of the American Empire; however no such luck would occur as the 1st Armies journey across the heart of the continent proved to be uneventful.

The sparse Imperial Navy, would receive partial relief; as Emperor Jackson, along with the minister of the navy announced the construction of ships worthy of interfering with enemy commerce; a total of eight ships were to be built; along with additional support for future transport of troops across the great waterways.

To fulfill the destiny provided by Providence, the American Legion began a heavy campaign to promote the adventure; the wealthy and the glory of serving in the Legion; by the near the end of the year, the Legion’s numbers would find itself greatly boosted, nearly doubling in size from a scarce 36,000 troops to 69,000 troops. The Legion would now comprise of 3 Artillery Regiments; 6 Cavalry / Dragoon Regiments; and 14 Infantry Regiments; with the hopes of much more spectacular numbers.

With the American Legion and Navy beginning to flex their muscles, a diplomatic show was beginning to unfold. American communications to its diplomats began arriving en masse to the gentlemen representing America in Berlin, Paris and Austin. The message was; the American Empire was on the rise; and wished mutual arrangements. The elitists of the French court turned away our diplomat’s message; laughing all the while. The Prussians doubted our military might. Yet, the Texans were eager to accept us with open arms…


Imperial Dragons of the American Empire.​
 

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Brilliant. This is simply brilliant.
 

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Debate of the Empire

For centuries it has been the most cost efficient source of labor to work on this vast, under populated land. The southern states; heavily represented by Minister of the State; John C. Calhoun has found an ear with Emperor Jackson and are intent on spreading the subjection of the Afro-American race throughout the entirety of the American continent. It is no doubt, to the proponents; a wealthy aristocratic-like families who own plantations; that slavery is the most effective way of keeping the South on a equal footing to the more industrial North.

Modern factories were an extreme rarity, in fact; non-existent in the South; all industrial goods were either made by the abolitionist North, or from European factories; which saw their goods heavily taxed. During the Nullification Crisis; in which then Vice President Calhoun declared it his state, South Carolina’s, right to declare void any federal law that went against the state’s interest. A compromise had been reached; sparing the Union at that time. Ultimately, the near implosion of the Union during the Nullification Crisis would eventually lead to the Proclamation of the Empire in 1832; right Jackson’s second inaugural as the President of the United States.

Even with the Proclamation of the Empire, the American people were still in the midst of a great debate; as the North continued to industrialize, with a shipyard for steam ships and additional textiles for regular and luxury clothes being built; while the South continued to rely on the slave hands. During the year of 1836, several ‘underground railroads’ – a network of escape paths for slaves to escape both to the North or Canada had been discovered and shut down. Cities such as New York, Wilmington and Chicago had been founding harboring underground railroads. The more alarming fact though; was territories like the Dakotas; Kansas and Nebraska, pre-dominantly settled by Northern settlers were having underground railroads shut down.

As if the Great Debate was not enough; rumors of war were spreading across the nation. With war; came the possibilities of additional territory; which provided ammunition to both the opponents and proponents of slavery. Would the new territory, if admitted to statehood by with Emperor Jackson’s and Congress’s approval become free or slave states?

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A typical announcement regarding the sale of slaves.​
 

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You'd be better off getting Manifest Destiny and the Mexican Cession fairly quickly in order to solidify your power before A) Mexico becomes stronger and B) the Civil War begins.
 

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Honor of the Nation

A letter had arrived the night before; delivered personally by the ambassador of Mexico. The ambassador demanded an immediate response; yet he was quickly humbled by the far more intelligent; well respected Prince Andrew Jackson Donelson; second in line to the Imperial Throne. In the morning, the Emperor read the reply and quickly disposed of in the room’s fireplace. The ambassador was expedited outside of the Imperial House with much protest from himself. The American Empire had been asked by the sinister government of Mexico to allow it’s troops cross its border to aide in the destruction of the ‘rebellious’ province of Texas.

As the winter months began to creep into reality; the Mexican-Texan War raged on; Texas was barely surviving. Earlier in the year, on July 3rd, Austin, the capital of the Republic of Texas had been occupied. On November 22nd, San Antonio had been occupied. Disaster seemed imminent for Texas; it’s armies had been defeated battle after battle; it’s land was being occupied…yet there was still hope.

On November 25th, an American Expedition, lead by Colonel Daniel Smith Donelson; also known as Prince Donelson; third in line for the throne of the American Empire; had arrived in Texas as military attaches. This party had departed with little fan fare from Washington earlier in the year; and had arrived secretly – much to excitement of the government. With them, they carried a secret proposition.

In a meeting with Sam Houston, the president of the Republic of Texas; Prince Daniel Donelson explained that nearly 20,000 American troops were prepared to cross the border into Texas; assuming Texas was willing to cooperate with Washington’s demands. On December 25th, 1836, an agreement was reached; the Republic of Texas and the American Empire reached a military agreement. The very next day, the Mexican-Texan War escalated into the American-Mexican war. The American Legion quickly began marching across the border towards Austin, in preparation to liberate it from the devilish hordes.


The American Legion on the march towards Texas.​
 

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The Mexican-American War

The First Encounter

It would take several weeks before the first encounter with the Mexican army; nominally lead by the highly revered Antonio Santa Ana would take place. In the meanwhile; the Imperial Dragoons would swoop into Sacramento and numerous other towns of the northern California, claiming the land for the American Empire. Aiding the Imperial Dragoons was the Imperial Army of the West, consisting of 9,000 line infantry; which would begin raiding the frontier of Nevada and Utah.

On January 17th, the first engagement between the Mexican and Americans would take place; at the Texas township of Lubbock. Here the Imperial Army of the South, 12,000 troops would meet a smaller opponent in the numbering 5,000 soldiers of questionable arms. Soon afterwards, on January 23rd, the Army of Observation would slam into a far superior Mexican Army lead by Santa Ana; a total of 33,000 troops were taking part in the battle, the Americans outnumbered by at least 2 to 1. It appeared, at least on paper that the first American defeat of the war would soon occur. However; the commanders would not need to fear, as the Mexican Army was in terrible shape. By January 25th, the Battle of Lubbock ended with the complete destruction and surrender.

By February 11th, the Imperial Army of the South arrived to assist the Army of Observation in its battle against Santa Ana, who himself had been received reinforcements. Santa Ana now faced an equal number of American troops; but thought the majority would be weary from the Battle of Lubbock; thus continued the fight. It would be a terrible mistake; as by February 25th, the Mexican Army retreated, having lost roughly 13,000 troops to the American’s 1,400.

The Imperial Army of the South, quickly began to pursue the fleeing Santa Ana; who it turns out was wounded during the battle of Austin. The forces next met near El Paso, where the Mexican Army had been reinforced; and prepared positions against the expected onslaught of American troops. The battle that ensued would rage from March 12th to March 30th, and would eventually be the third American victory in the war; though it’s most costly victory in the terms of lives lost. While American troopers were losing their lives, additional reinforcements where arriving, namely the 1st Imperial Cavalry, consisting of 9,000 troopers; which would bring the American presence in Texas to 30,000.



The Battle of Lubbock, fought from January 17th to January 25th.



The Battle of Austin, fought from January 23rd to February 25th.


The Battle of El Paso, fought from March 12th to March 30th. A costly American victory.
 

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@Kargos - Thanks.

@bluescreen08 - Britain!? I eagerly await any challenge they bring!
 

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Providence Favors Blue

The war in Mexico was beginning to turn into an uneventful war; as the main components of the Mexican Army had been defeated in detail. What remained to be accomplished was the occupation of the Mexican West before moving into Mexico proper to secure a peace treaty heavily favorable to the American Empire. The United States of Central America had recognized that the on-going Mexican-American War was perhaps the best time to siphon off the Yucatan region from Mexico; and proposed an alliance to the American Empire. However, the dream of securing the Yucatan region was not to be – as Emperor Jackson and the Senate rejected such a military proposal on the grounds that it would hamper the American Legion and American Navy as it would be required to assist the undermanned Central American armed forces.

By the 20th of April, the Grand Army of the Empire arrived in Texas, bringing total American presence on the war front to 54,000 troops; which by now outnumbered the Mexicans by at least 10,000 troops. The Army would quickly move to begin occupying El Paso from the Mexican hordes. Along with El Paso, occupation of Sacramento and Carson City continued with great success. With defeat staring them in the eyes; the Mexican government offered a peace agreement – a return to the status quo; which would allow the Republic of Texas the right to freedom. This would promptly be rejected. In fact, the treaty never reached word to Washington; as the commanding general Robert Benton promptly tore up the proposal.

In mid-May, the scouts had reported the Mexican Army had gathered a force numbering about 17,000 troops, possibly more around Laredo. This prompted General Benton to order General Matthew Crittenden and the Grand Army to march south; and force battle. On June 11th, these two forces, numbering about 40,000 troops between them, would meet for battle. What transpired would best be described as a tragedy to the Mexican nation. The experienced American troops engaged in several skirmishes with the Mexican army; which quickly proved American superiority; but prove to be insufficient to dislodge the Mexican army from the province. On the morning of June 23rd, the scouts caught the Mexican army unprepared.

General Crittenden quickly planned a head-on assault against the Mexican troops; which were seen from telescopes just rising from their white tents. The battle proved that Providence favored Blue; the color of the American troops. By mid-morning, the Mexican army; which had numbered 17,000 troops at the beginning of the skirmishes, lost nearly 12,000 troops, relatively high compared to the American lost, killed or missing of 2,706 throughout the skirmishes.


American attack on June 23rd, 1837.​

The defeat of the Mexican army was quickly passed along to the nation back home; along with news that San Antonio and Santa Fe had been captured by the Americans. More disappointing news soon followed. Mexico refused an honorable peace; the war; which many thought to be a quick affair, was most likely going to be longer than expected.




The campaign/skirmishes of Laredo, June 11th to June 23rd, 1837.
 

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One War Is Not Enough

The world was not eagerly watching the outcome of the Mexican-American War; for all the European great powers could care, it was two pathetic empires in name only fighting over wasteland – the best real estate, as far as they were concerned was in Europe, Asia and Africa. In the midst of the Battle of Delicias; where Santa Ana’s army of 14,000 troops would waste themselves against a far superior American army of 27,000; Europe suddenly became hot. On August 27th, the French would declare war against Spain; in an attempt to liberate region of Catalonia from the oppressors. Surprisingly, the United Kingdom and the Russian Empire both refused to defend Spain; though both greatly outnumbered France’s might.

On September 1st, the Battle of Delicias would end in defeat of Santa Ana’s army. Mexico’s best general had proved to be ineffective against the American Legion. In fact, his trek record was zero victories, and three humiliating defeats. News soon reached Washington from the route of military attaches in Paris that in the battle of Barcelona, a total of 100,000 troops would be maimed, killed or missing – far surpassing the Mexican-American War’s total thus far.

The rest of the year would pass with few battles; as American troops occupied Albuquerque and San Francisco by year’s end; and where well on their way to occupying the Los Angeles area. Mexico would try frantically to secure peace, offering two proposals – both unsatisfactory to General Benton and both never making it to Washington. The end of the year would not prove uneventful in the rest of the world as the Netherlands declared war on Belgium in hopes of restoring it to the crown of Amsterdam. However for the Dutch, the war immediately took a bad turn; as the United Kingdom declared war on them.



The Battle of Delicias, August 21st to September 1st, 1937.



The Mexican-American War, a territorial overview.
 

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Is this America a Constitutional empire... I hope so

The game describes my politics as Prussian Constitutionalism. So yes. The American Empire is Constitutional.
 

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Pride & Providence
A History of the American Empire


The Mexican-American War

Readily Apparent & Inexorable

Providence’s mission for the American Empire is to spread from the Atlantic seaboard to the broad horizon that is the Pacific Ocean. In an article in support of the American Empire, John L. O’Sullivan, stated it was the “divine destiny” that the “values such as equality, rights of conscience, and personal enfranchisement – to establish on earth the moral dignity and salvation of man.” Left out from the censored publication was the ideal that the continent would be a “union of many Republics sharing those values.”

In order to assist with what would later be described as “Manifest Destiny”, the American Empire’s infrastructure was still in a lacking state. With the railroad construction of 1836 nearing completion, the next round of expansion would begin. The next line of the railroads sought to combine to influential cities of the Empire; Chicago and New Orleans to the Imperial Capital; which would cost several million dollars. The capital would be raised through a venture between the government and powerful elites from the New England area.


New rail-lines are indicated with black lines.​

The war continued, mostly unbeknownst to the home front; except for the occasional reminder that another city had been liberated; this time it was Los Angeles, next month it was Phoenix; most Americans did not know where these far flung cities were, but that would soon all change. During the midst of a massive propaganda campaign to increase the desire of American people to annex lands such as California; Arizona, Utah and Nevada, the world grew more dangerous. On April 14th, Portugal signed a military agreement with the Netherlands and joined their war against the United Kingdom and Belgium. As soon as critics began their task of dismantling the Portuguese; word reached everybody that on April 21st, Russia declared war in the United Kingdom, cementing its military allegiance to Portugal and the Netherlands.

Upon hearing the news, Crown Prince Andrew Jackson Jr. with the blessing of Emperor Jackson, announced the annexation of Texas of the Republic of Texas into the American Empire. Sam Houston became the new slave state’s first Senator to the Congress. Along with the announcement of the annexation of Texas, a little article was published throughout most national and few foreign papers – the American Empire expressed interest in liberating the Caribbean Islands from their devilish masters. Luckily; with a world wide war going on; America’s ambitious imperial interests were hardly noticed.




France versus Spain; just one of the many European wars going on.