Pride & Providence
A History of the American Empire
The Epilouge – Providence Prevails
On a chilly night in Omaha, Nebraska, one of the grandest cities of the Midwest, and central transportation hub of the Great Continental Line, that run from northern Canada to the Panama Canal, a young boy and his father were reading a book titled: “Providence & The Jacksonian Dream”. The father had served in the Empire’s latest war that had raged across the Atlantic, into the Pacific, and Indian Oceans. The vial British Empire, along with its continental Germany (which had been formed by Austria in 1868) had declared war against the American Empire and its bloc of allies.
The American Empire; which included westernized Japan, Brazil, the supreme ruler of South America, and the French, who always had grand dreams of an empire similar to the British. On March 2nd, 1898, British agents attempted to sabotage the Panama Canal, which had just been completed a year before. In addition to the Panama Canal, British agents were arrested near the Nicaraguan Canal. In the New York Times, the American Empire, lead by Emperor Jackson III who was aging into his late sixties, demanded an immediate apology and explanation of British actions. However; by April 15th, the Imperial City was granted with a declaration of war.
Over the next two years, the French gallantly held off the might of Grossdeutschland, before crumbling to its might and giving up Alsace-Lorraine to the Germans. French West Africa would be partitioned off between the British and the Germans. Yet the American Empire; which stretched from the Hudson to Panama remained unscathed. The American Navy reigned supreme; and had been blockading the coasts of England and the Baltic Sea for over a year.
By the third year of the war, Britain began to feel starvation at the Home Front and was trying to find a way out of the war without losing a vast majority of its colonial holdings. However; while Emperor Jackson III may have allowed a humble fall of the British Empire; he was no longer in power, suffering from a stroke. He abdicated in favor of his eldest son, now Emperor Jackson IV; who wanted to tear apart the British Empire limb by limb.
Britain would initially refuse the peace agreements; which were taking place in the Imperial City. The treaty called for all colonial possessions of the British Empire to ceded to the American Empire; which would take over protectorate status before elections could be held establishing governments loyal to the American Empire. The British Empire would grant freedom to Ireland and Scotland; and the monarchy would be forced to abdicate and possibly be charged for war crimes against humanity.
With the refusal of the treaty, the 1st and 2nd Imperial Armies of the American Legion; which each numbered roughly 250,000 troops each began to embark on a voyage from New York City, Boston, Baltimore, Norfolk and the Imperial City. The New York Times which ‘leaked’ the story of the departure of the American Legion to the world, threatened complete and utter destruction of the city of London, along with any city of Britain that even threatened resistance to American forces. Britain would come to its senses and realize that the age of the sun never setting on British land had come to pass.
On February 15th, 1902, the British Empire ceased to exist by official signing the Treaty of Providence. All that remained was the Germanic presence lingering across the central Europe and former French West Africa. Over the next year and a half, American forces began building up in occupied England. A group of American spies had been coordinating with the French since their defeat at the hands of the Germans. This groups intent was to have a revitalized France rise up shortly after American troops landed in Cherbourg, and Brest. On July 4th, 1903, American troops landed in mass at Cherbourg, Brest and many other French ports and quickly began heading for the border with Germany. Germany knew little of the American arrival; as its access to the sea was greatly restricted.
On July 14th, 1903, France declared war on Germany. German troops quickly crossed the French border, thinking that the war would quickly be over. However; German troops ran into hundreds upon hundreds of thousands of American troops supported by thousands of French troops. Within seven weeks of fighting, nearly a million German troops were captured, with another million and a half dead, wounded, missing or killed. Although this was a drop in the bucket for the population of Germany, the Emperor Franz Joseph realized that the American Empire’s population outnumbered his country by eighty million – also, his people were beginning to riot due to food shortages.
An armistice was declared October 29th, 1903. Over the next year and eight months, at the luxury town of Spa, Belgium, the American Empire, along with its allied nations discussed the future of the German nation. The terms would be relatively mild, as the nation which spanned from the Baltic to the Adriatic was to be dismantled. Two separate nations would form; Klein Germany and Austria-Hungary. Emperor Franz Joseph would be forced to abdicate, in favor of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, who sought to establish a federal republic of states; which was favorable to the demands of Emperor Jackson IV.
“Daddy,” asked the boy, whose blonde hair was beginning to darken and would eventually become brown, “have you ever meet the Emperor?”
A tear began to run down the dad’s left cheek. “Yes son, I have had the honor and privilege to meet and serve Emperor Jackson the III and the IV.”
“Daddy, one day, I want to serve in defense of Providence and the Emperor,” the boy who was eight eagerly said.
“There is no greater honor my son.”