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A Brave New World, 1800 AD (IC Internal)

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A Mark-3 Armored Curser has exploded destroying the surrounding supporting ships, the reason for the explosion has been said to be an experimental new engine. Around 100 Russian lives were lost with 300 injured.

Russia announces a breakthrough in naval mines, but doesn't release any more detail.

Russia moves to stablise its economy further by introducing strict banking regulations to prevent past harmful practices.

Russia and the central bank agrees to share Gold reserves, Russia 5 year old gold buying program is now in reviews.

The central back of Russia announces its has gold reserves worth almost 360 million and by 1820 is expected to reach 460 million, thanks to huge trade surpluses, the opening up of gold mines in Siberia, and the shrinkage of the national budget and the refocusing of economic policy to paying off debt and buying up gold as well as the adoption of the free market system (the state no longer has to spend every time it interfere in the economy) has resulted in huge increase in gold reserves.

The Russian scientific ships in Antartica get stuck in thick polar ice, the circumnavigating of the Antartica is slow.

Russia develop's its own ice breaker ships, however the production of Russia's ice breakers is still too small, many Russian explores continue rely on small ship to row close to the ice then walk from there on ice, many Russian explores and scientist have die so far,

The Russian navy is divided by the fleet section which is used for major battles and squadron section which maintains and portal Russian waters, Tzar Catherine announces Russia will be cutting the Squadrons, and the role of maintaining and portal Russian waters will be handed over to the Fleet section, Tzar Catharine announces the Russian fleets are large enough for them to maintain and portal Russian waters without it effecting its overall strength incase of a surprise attack, this will save the Russian naval and government millions and will help increase the Russian naval effectiveness.

Tzar Catherine has announced the Colonial Forces to be demoted to a civil force duty, and will now be under the new management of Civil law reinforcement, and becoming just another department of the police force. (this will save Russia millions while not effecting the forces fighting ability)

Tzar Catharine announces the Russian protection Force will be promoted and reformed merging with several military special forces becoming the Russian Expeditionary Force, (this will save Russia millions while not effecting the forces fighting ability)

Russia request if the France can loan Russia 12 ice breakers and build Russia 30 American ice breakers, France accepts.

Russian explorers and scientists flock to Antartica, with around 400 Russian explorers and 300 Russian scientists in Tasmania and 500 explorers and 265 Russian Scientists in the Kerguelen Islands waiting transport to Antartica.

From Russias port mirny, Russia established with aid from France and Japan 4 new ports, Port Vad (today's Casey base), Port Korf (today's Dumort d'Uiville), port new Russia ( today's Sanea IV, and Port Pevel (sywa).

Russian cities begin to out grow existing sewer systems, the Russia state begins to upgrade sewer system nation wide. Russia also begins experimenting with sewage farming, chemical treatment and sedimentation.

Russia begins to upgrade and improve roads within Russia, to help expand domestic business trade as well as individual civilian trade and mobility.

Soap use begins to gain public popularity as Russians begin to wash themselves more regularly (once a week now).

Russian and French inventor community become fascinated by the "interchangeable parts" and announce breakthroughs, little information has been released.

Domestic production of goods for local consumption finally takes of as Russians begin to spend their spare wages on products to improve their daily lives.

Russian scientist believe they have found the south poll and set up a scientific base called "New Russia" Calming it for Russia, Russia plans to open up "New Russia" to the international community.

Russia's "white papers" have been released:

Russia has an military force of 80,000 regular solders with a potential 7.8 million reserves

The Russian Expeditionary Force used in overseas intervention has 500,000. (Not considered to be apart of Russians standing army)

Aerostatic corps has 73 balloons

(Note: Russia sees the Aerostatic corps separate from the Russian army and navy)

The Black Sea Fleet (based in Crimea) posses 37 Mark2 armoured Cursers, 100 Mark1, 200 frigates, and 8 naval mine steamships and 2 line-of-battle ships.

The Baltic Fleet (based in Finland) posses 100 Mark2 armoured Cursers, 400 frigates, and 25 naval mine steamships.

The Asian Fleet (based in Solomon Island) posses 100 Mark2 armoured Cursers, 200 Mark1, 600 frigates, and 75 naval mine steamships.

The Grand Fleet (based in St Petersburg) posses 670 Mark2, 230 Mark1, 2000 frigates, and 120 naval mine steamships.

Atlantic fleet. (Based in the Caribbean) posses 600 Mark2, 240 Mark1 armoured Cursers, 1200 frigates, and 55 naval mine steamships.

Indian Fleet: (based in the Middle East) posses 300 Mark2 armoured Cursers, 300 Mark1, 900 frigates, and 11 naval mine steamships.

Pacific Fleet: (based in Japan) posses 450 Mark2 armoured Cursers, 500 Mark1 900 frigates, and 32 naval mine steamships.

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July 1811 - December 1811

 

July 1811

Major News:

  • Water from the Nile River is being drawn for the Ottoman Irrigation System, and the Irrigation System is officially complete.
  • British Surveyors are surveying land in the Yukon Mountains of Alaska and Canada. They have marked the route that the American Irrigation System is going to take.
  • British Engineers and US Engineers have begun laying down the piping for the irrigation system in North America.
  • With the race for the Antarctic starting, British ships set sail for the far South Pole.
  • The British Navy rechristens the Corvettes as active ships in their naval arsenal.

August 1811

Major News:

  • Construction on the Yukon Trans-American Irrigation System begins. 
  • Trade deals are being worked out between Russia and the West. The Central Powers plan on remaining in an active alliance while the Western Coalition stands down its standing military.
  • British Shipping from Australia reaches the eastern tip of the Antarctic. British sailors reporting problems navigating through the thick ice. England begins work on developing the "ice Breakers" to cut through the Arctic Seas.

September 1811

Major News:

  • The United States and British Engineers have laid down the first 100 miles of Irrigation Piping through the Yukon Mountains.
  • British Ships establish 3 small outposts on the eastern tip of the Arctic region.
  • US and Spain working to create ravines along the US Mexican Boarder.
  • US Somalia colony returning to normal. Violence is coming to an end in the colony.
  • British Ship builders refit another 400 of their old corvettes into modern steel ships.

October 1811

Major News:

  • Prime Minister White sends another 2000 Royal Engineers to the Yukon. As much of the Irrigation System must be completed before the onset of the severe winter. 
  • US plans on making Nevada its 41st State.
  • Another 100 miles of piping laid in the Yukon Mountains.
  • England sends 200 troops to the Arctic. Their reasons are unknown, however, Prime Minister White re-assures the world that there are no hostile intentions for his sending soldiers that far south.
  • England expands its Antarctic territories by 100 miles.

November 1811

Major News:

  • Early snow storms hit the Yukon Mountains. This delays the further laying of the Irrigation System. Construction will have to clear snow before proceeding with construction. However, if another storm hits the region, it may prolong the construction until spring.
  • 1000 US Engineers sent to Yukon to assist in clearing out snow. US now has 2000 total Engineers in the Yukon and England has 3000.
  • British businesses buying excess American Stocks.
  • Central Powers all begin switching to using the Russian Ruble as their currency for trade. This begins hurting British and American economies operating in Japan. (Ahovking: I'm curious, what did Japan conquer in Korea? I know they went to war, but I haven't seen much mentioned about it.)

December 1811

Major News:

  • In British South Africa, rioters have been apprehended. Apparently crime rates and disease rates are high, and racial tensions are key to inciting violence. Spain sent aid to British colonists in South Africa to help them secure and re-establish peace.
  • Ottoman Empire claims new lands: The Azores, Bermuda, Canary and Cape Verde Islands. However, England is also interested in obtaining Bermuda.
  • In Palestine large concentrations of Jewish and Muslim faiths continue their clashes. British forces unable to quell the religious fighting. Jews and Palestinians both lay claim to the lands occupied. British Parliament and Prime Minister outline new boarders and plan on creating a new nation for Palestinians to live. Since they are more closely associated with Islam, England offers a trade. With Britain maintaining its Jewish lands as a colony, England would trade the Palestinian lands for the island of Bermuda. (Varspasian: Let me know if you are interested in this trade. Note you wont obtain all of the Israeli-Palestinian state, just the areas that are predominantly Palestine. These areas are just southwest of Syria and just west of Jordan. Modern day Israel would remain in British hands.)

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July 1811 - December 1811

 

July 1811
Major News:

  • Russia has given Spain permission to intervene in Malta. King Diego orders 10,000 Spanish forces to seize the islands two faction leaders, (Loyalists to HRE and Conspirators) and bring an end to the fighting. Malta is colonized by Spain and as a result and a show of good faith, Spain sends the people of the island food and medicine that has been neglected by the HRE.
  • Spanish troops along the US Mexican Boarder have laid 400 miles of ravine.

August 1811

Major News:

  • The US and England will begin working on a Trans-American Irrigation System that will stretch from the Yukon Mountains to the Southwest US. Spain wishes to help build the Irrigation System in the United States and have it cross into Mexico as it will ensure that people throughout Central Mexico have drinkable water available to them.
  • Spain orders 3000 engineers in Mexico to establish a path for the Irrigation system to follow once it reaches the Mexican Boarder.
  • Spanish Troops in South Africa have been a big help to British troops. Violence and crime are being contained and order is being re-established.

September 1811

Major News:

  • US sends a small fleet south. Reasons are unknown to the world. However, the US and Spain have been in talks and Spain is agreeing to send another small fleet to rendezvous with the American fleet once they reach Argentina.
  • Spanish Economy remaining the same.
  • Britain establishes 3 outposts in the Arctic east.
  • Spain sends an expedition west into Holy Roman territory in Central Africa. with Prussia gaining control over the remaining HRE states, it is uncertain if they want an African colony without much of a modern navy to protect its overseas lands. The exploration is only for the sole purpose of exploring unknown lands and jungles. Spanish activity in the HRE colony is unnoticed as the colony is sparsely populated, and was never used the way Emperor Francis had intended.

 

October 1811

Major News:

  • The US builds its first Naval Corvette.
  • King Diego buys into US Stock Market. US stocks taking western world by demand. Many western nations see this as a way to boost their economies through the United States' strong operating economy.
  • US Mexican Boarder nearing the halfway point spanning nearly halfway across the US Mexican Boarder. This is one of the largest undertakings of the century.
  • The US Mexican Boarder ravine construction is due to be completed by mid 1812, if continued at this rate.

November 1811

Major News:

  • Spanish ships due to meet up with US fleet heading south in a few days. Their destination remains secret from the rest of the world.
  • Spain takes up Soccer as its national Sport.
  • King Diego announces Spain will attempt to increase its Private Sector in its economy.
  • Spanish economy remains stagnant.
  • US economy is expected to take a few hits due to most Central Powers using the Russian Ruble.

December 1811

Major News:

  • US and Spanish Ships meet and continued sailing south until they reach the Antarctic. The US establishes colonies in the Antarctic on a few of the surrounding islands and on the mainland of the Antarctic Peninsula. Spain establishes colonies near the US on the same Peninsula. 
  • War between Japan and Korea not effecting trade with the US however, Japan's switch to the Ruble is taking its toll on the US as the US does not use the Russian Currency. This is expected to hurt the US economy and eventually US stocks in the following year.
  • Spain recalls its expedition to HRE Central African Colony. Having completed their mission of surveying lands and jungles, the Spanish expedition states that should the HRE wish to discard the colony, Spain has interest in claiming the lands. However, if the HRE wishes to retain its control of the colony, perhaps they would allow Spain to establish a few small ivory outposts along the colony's eastern lakes and southern boarder with Angola.

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Tzar Catherine, announces Russia will be willing to sell all Russian African colonies as well as HRE last remaining African colony, stating regarding Russia's colonies, Russian racism is preventing any meaningful development of these colonies, the indigenous population has been left untouched and and the colonies also remained underdeveloped, apart from a few Russian port towns. However when it comes to HRE last colony, she does not have the army or naval to maintain and Prussia have agreed to hand it over to Russia in return of huge investments in the new state, Tzar Catherine also reaches out to England asking if a colonial swop between Russia's African States and the Australian Colony might achievable?

The Russian Dome erupts in an out roar in the selling of these colonies, demanding the Tzar to withdraw the announcement, The Dome now openly debates about the possible overthrow of the monarchy.

Word has reached Japan, Korea has fallen, and now under Japanese control, Japan begins a huge militarisation program, determined to become the most dominant military power in Asia. Tzar Catherine indicate her concern but reluctant to do anything about it.

Russia gain compete control of the Germanic state can Russia declares Prussia the heir to the HRE, Prussia quickly moves and behind a Royale marriage between Russian princess and the Prussian prince, a Prussian Price also has caught the eye of the Tzar of Russia. Newspaper around Europe declare Russia's love affair with Prussia. Prussia also moves quickly adopting capitalist policy resulting in a huge inflow of investments and with cheap labor compared Russia and France, Prussia economy recovers quickly. the Central powers invest almost 100 million in new factories and coal and iron mines with huge industrial capacity rivalry Russia itself, many in central Russia are free to migrate to Prussia which also results in a population boom.

Many Russian military experts remain unconvinced at the Corvette, the modern Corvette is unable to out run a Russian Mark-2 Armored cruiser, let alone having anywhere near enough firepower to sink one.

Russia reviles the Torpedo boat and the generation 2 Mine steamship, almost 100 of each ship will be created and be placed all over the Russian empire for field testing.

Russia officially request England and Spanish empire to back the Russian Ruble, and be one of the first to buy into the Russia Stockmarket, reminding them Russia is the worlds largest economy with a stock exchange to match it, and with China, Japan, Ottoman Empire, France and Prussia already backing it, its value can not be ignored, Russia also reminds them the increasd in stability in recent months thanks to new regulations and huge development in industrial and commercial practice like time-saving measures and other advance practice that haven't yet taken off in the west.

Russia reviles a map of the world, reviling Russia's Antarctica clams and ports. (Note the central dote is the south poll which Russia has also established a base on.)

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January 1812 - January 1813

 

January 1812

Major News:

  • Nevada Officially announced as the 41st State of the United States.
  • US colonization of Antarctica proceeding smoothly. US occupies Second largest land mass on the continent to Russia.  
  • United States and other western Nations confound Russia by use of their naval corvettes. Russia's Mark-2 Armored Cruiser is still faster and more heavily armed than western corvettes. Russia wonders why Corvettes are playing such a large role in US and Western Navies. 
  • Russia pushing western nations to take on the Ruble. As a result of so many nations accepting the Ruble, the US stocks and economy crash and many nations face economic instability. US, Spain and England will meet to discuss whether they should accept the Ruble or not.

February 1812

Major News:

  • War between Japan and Korea declared over and Japan is recognized as the victor. Japan begins a militarization program to bolster its forces and maintain Korea as its own colony.
  • The United States withdraws its businesses from Japan and halts all trade to Ruble using nations until the US can re-stabilize its economy.
  • The US and England have laid 700 miles of piping for its Yukon Trans-American Irrigation System, however, due to increased snow storms over the winter months, work has temporarily stopped until May.
  • US and Spain have reached the halfway point in the boarder reconstruction program to construct large ravines and waterways separating the two nations and hopefully stopping illegal activity along the boarder.
  • The United States establishes Whaling and Fishing/Trading ports along its Arctic coast. These ports will export other materials such as otter and seal furs and skins.
  • US Explorers of the Antarctic encounter the Polar Bear. It becomes a source of food for Arctic explorers as well as its fur becoming a rare commodity in the United States.

March 1812

Major News:

  • Spain, the US and England due to meet in a few days to discuss its economic collapse due to the wide usage of the Ruble.
  • Civil Unrest in Russia signals possible overthrow of the Monarchy, however, due to Russia's military power and the loyalty the Russian military has for the Tzar, if any overthrow is attempted, it will most-likely result in mass bloodshed.
  • The United States, fur trades from the Arctic is the only thing keeping US economy afloat, however, sooner or later these trades will crash as well and the entire US economy may collapse. Congress is going to take action.
  • Western Coalition powers meet to discuss the Ruble and whether or not they are going to accept it as their currency as well.

April 1812

Major News:

  • Snow in the Yukon Mountains is melting however, too much remains to continue the pipeline. Construction will resume in May as scheduled.
  • In Mexico, the US and Spain are nearing the 3/4 mark for completion. At this rate the project will continue on schedule some time in June of this year.
  • Announcements from the meeting between England, Spain and the US are out. Spain, England and the US are not going to accept the Ruble. As their currency right away. The United States delegates proposed a radical idea called the "Dual Economy". (Read the Diplomacy thread for the United States for more specific details)
  • The "Dual Economy is proposed to help protect the US economy by breaking the economy into two sections the Global Economy and Domestic Economy, using two different currencies for each section, both can support each other preventing a large scale economic crash, without effecting the other if they do crash. (again more details in Diplomacy)
  • US Reserves reach record highs.

May 1812

Major News:

  • US population doubles due to immigration and higher successful birth rates.
  • US Mexican Boarder ravine is nearing completion. The ravine now stretches across the entire US Mexican Boarder and is ready to link the two oceans (Atlantic and Pacific) together, forming an active waterway cutting travel time from east to west in half. US and Mexico own the waterway and will tax any nation who wishes to use the waterway a 10% share of whatever trade deals are made or $7,000 toll for the use of the waterway (This passage has yet to be named)
  • President Madison orders the United States to follow the Dual Economy System. This system is promising to become more efficient over time, this economy uses the nations population and the governments taxing as its key sources of revenue for the nation. Congress promises that never again will the United States economy crash as a result of foreign financial changes.
  • US Mexican Waterway complete, The first Spanish and US ships sail through the waterway in celebration. There are 100 Bridges spanning the river, each with a Mexican and US checkpoint on their respected sides of the bridge. This is to allow immigration however, due to the rivers rapid currents swimming the span is dangerous and highly life-threatening. Crime along the US Mexican boarder has been stopped  King Diego and President Madison shake hands as the Passage was opened. The project cost both nations an estimated 300 million dollars. (A staggering amount for the early 1800's)
  • Construction of the American Irrigation System continues.

 

June 1812

Major News:

  • US and Spanish shipping begin using the waterway more frequently. Since each nation has shared ownership of the waterway, the tolls each nation pays to use to passage is half the price other nations will pay to use the passage.
  • United States crime rates along the US Mexican Boarder near non-existent. To cross the boarder you must encounter US or Spanish law enforcement. The only way in and out of both nations undocumented is to swim the span or swim around the boarder in the Caribbean or Pacific Oceans.
  • US and English engineers lay another several hundred  miles of pipeline this month.

July 1812

Major News:

  • Since the beginning of Spring, the snow of the Yukon has melted enough to allow construction to resume. Since it re-continued in May to date the project has gone smoothly and the pipeline is nearing the halfway point of Canada, nearing the city of Vancouver.
  • The United States Middle Eastern Colonies sees increase in number of US reserves. As the Ottoman Irrigation System ends many US engineers return to their roles and duties in US colonies.
  • Spain-Portugal adopts the Dual Economy for the Empire. They will have more difficulties since their empire consists of the merge of two individual nations, however, the Iberian Parliament is confident they can make the Dual Economy work.
  • Russia offers England a land swap. Would England be interested in trading the Australian Colony for Russia's African Colonies. No word yet from England, although in meetings with the US the British Prime Minister has shown signs that he will not accept the trade as Australia is an industrial and modern colony and vital link to British Pacific colonies. 

August 1812

Major News:

  • US farms along the Mississippi River showing increased crop production. The rainy seasons and the snow coming from the Mountains has brought an abundant source of fertility to the soil.
  • US Congress meets and discusses the right to vote being passed on to women. As of current the vote failed by a margin of 200 votes. President Madison wishes to allow all men and women the voting right. Congress will reconvene later. 
  • US Begins its transition onto the Dual Economy. With the US Economy nearing absolute disaster, this transition comes in the nick of time. The US Congress recalls all United States currency, raises the minimum wage to $3.00 and redistributes the US money accordingly. While redistributing the US Currency to the people, President Madison orders the Treasury to begin printing a new form of currency to be used between the United States, England and Spain. The AUC (Atlantic Union Currency) will be printed in all three nations and used as the international currency between the three powers. Each will retain its domestic currency.
  • England adopts the Dual Economy System.

September 1812

Major News:

  • The United States is forced to take a more socialist appearance due to the new economic system implemented. While Capitalism is not abolished, only the government can raise the wage, workers are paid, and it is promised that every two years the wage will increase until an official limit established. Also, it is mandated that every business pay its workers the same. Everyone must make the same money regardless of their position otherwise "cracks in the system" will form and people may not get their deserved pay.
  • The United States economy based on tax is essential. Every time the government receives its tax money it prints that much money and returns the original money to the people. Thus allowing the people to maintain control of their money and allowing the government money to spend and fund other projects.
  • The US international currency is ready and the three nations begin trading with the new currency. Through the united efforts of Spain, England and the US, a major financial crash was avoided and the US economy and other western economy not using the Ruble were saved.

October 1812

Major News:

  • US and English engineers reach the city of Vancouver and the American Irrigation System is at 40% complete.
  • In Washington DC, Congress orders the construction of a large building where all written documents can be stored. The Library of Congress is established and the cornerstone for its foundation is laid. The building will be completed in 2 years.
  • Seeing as how the United States and Spain established a water way linking the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans across the US Mexican  boarder, England resumes its hopes of establishing a water canal across Egypt and linking the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean.
  • Russia announces the Torpedo Boat. The United States announces an new state of the art ship is being drafted and should be out before the end of the century.
  • US Military Engineers examine the usage of the Gatling gun from US Civil War, and attempt to create a handheld version of the gun. The US Army Weapon Developers announce the design specifications of the Machine Gun. An individual light weapon capable of firing multiple rounds a minute. (At least 10 rounds in one minute) the fasted firing gun in development for its day. The US War Department orders 4,000 of these guns to be made and plans on testing the weapons combat capabilities in training exercises.

November 1812

Major News:

  • The United States Presidential Elections are drawing near. President Madison has reached the near end of his Presidential Term. Throughout the year the candidate leading the polls is John Wheeler. John Wheeler has chosen John Quincy Adams to be his Vice President. Widely popular with the people his running opponent is behind in the polls by a margin of 77 votes.
  • President Madison not running for a second term as his time as President has been some of the most tension filled and crisis filled he ever dreamed possible. Wanting to end his presidency on the positive note of saving the US economy he bows out of a second term in office as he states "I cannot foresee the events of the future. In another 4 years I might have gone from the most popular President to the most hated. Therefore I shall leave office having done good."
  • US Colonies inquire if they too must accept the Dual Economy System of the US. The US Congress replies that US colonies do not have to switch their desired currencies if they do not want so long as they do not accept the Ruble at this time as any attempt to destabilize the early Dual Economic System can cause serious global catastrophes.
  • US Colonies make it clear that they are not going to accept the Ruble without US permission and will continue accepting the new US currency.

December 1812

Major News:

  • John Wheeler is voted in as the 5th President of the United States. He won with a margin of 25 votes and shall take the Oath of Office on January 1st the coming year. 
  • President Madison preparing to step down as President.
  • US Banks showing signs of prosperity under new economic system. The people too are content with the system as their lives are not affected. Also, they are overjoyed that they will receive a pay raise every two years.
  • US Congress looking for more rare materials to back up US currency with. Gold and Silver are the standard, however, other rare items are being looked for to help boost the value of the new currency.
  • US African Colonies bring the use of salt before Congress as the standard for the AUC. However, Congress rejects the use of Salt as it is too commonly used in most parts of the world. The search for a new economic standard for the AUC continues.

January 1813

Major News:

  • President John Wheeler is inaugurated as the 5th President.
  • As his first act as President John Wheeler personally goes to visit the progress of the American Irrigation System. It takes him 13 Days to travel to the American Northwest by Train. Workers pleased the President was concerned to visit them.
  • President Wheeler meets with Prime Minister White, and King Diego as the new leader of the US.
  • The US Economic System taking a positive hold on the nation. The Members of the Western Coalition discuss via (written letter) the name change of the alliance. Seeing as how the Western Coalition was dissolved as a military alliance and entered a more economic union, and due to recent events of accepting the AUC as the standard economic system between the three nations, England, Spain and the US agree to become the North Atlantic Union (N.A.U) This Union is an economic union of nations and not a military union. However, their previous pledge of defending each other in catastrophes and war still stands as these nations have a long active history together and have come to respect each other greatly.
  • The US warns that if too many nations begin using the Dual Economic System that the N.A.U is using, the currency will devalue. The N.A,U places a limit on the number of nations able to use the Dual Economic System at 5 nations leaving room for two more nations to join the N.A.U.

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January 1812 - January 1813

 

January 1812

Major News:

  • England denies the land swap with Russia. Australia is a vital link in the British Empire connecting British colonies to the Pacific Ocean. England is not willing to give up its largest colony in the Pacific.
  • Still no word from Ottoman Sultan about swapping Palestine lands for Bermuda. (Note: Israel will not be traded, only Palestine is up for the trade.)
  • Russia pushing Prime Minister White to accept the Ruble as England's currency. England refuses. However, English economy is weakening since so many other nations are switching to the Ruble.
  • England colonizes eastern and western tips of the Arctic and sparsely colonizes central Antarctica. However, England showing less interest in South pole than originally intended.

February 1812

Major News:

  • US economy destabilizing as it is forced to withdraw its businesses and trade from Japan. A nation whose economy switched to the Rubles standard.
  • US and England have laid over several hundred miles of the American Irrigation System.
  • Spain and the US are reaching their halfway point in the water way being constructed along their boarder of Mexico.

March 1812

Major News:

  • Date has been set for the Western Coalition members to meet and discuss whether or not the Ruble should be accepted. Meeting will take place in a few days. (look at US diplomacy thread for details)
  • English engineers continue laying down piping in Yukon Mountains.

April 1812

Major News:

  • Snow in the Yukon mountains postpones further construction until may.
  • England announces its plan to consider US proposal discussed in the meeting. US accepts the Dual Economic System as its new economy.
  • England sends its troops from Ottoman Empire home now that the Ottoman Irrigation system is finished being built.
  • US Dual Economy is a radical idea. British Parliament considers it as its model economy.

May 1812

Major News:

  • US Mexican boarder construction complete. US and Mexico are officially separated by water.
  • Passage through the waterway costs foreign nations including England a 7000 dollar toll or 10% share in trade negotiations that are conducted. Only US and Spain are allowed to pay half price using the passage since both nations own the waterway.
  • England establishes its final Arctic colonies and outposts. It has not further aspirations of colonizing the Antarctic.

June 1812

Major News:

  • More pipelines laid down in Canada as American Irrigation system construction continues.
  • US Crime along the Mexican boarder is close to non-existent as the waterway is successful at preventing illegal activities from occurring across the boarder.

July 1812

Major News:

  • Spain-Portugal adopts the Dual Economic System proposed by the United States.
  • Prime Minister White mentions to Ireland the proposal of the US Dual Economic System. Ireland also considers accepting the Dual Economic System.
  • Still no word from Ottoman Empire about land swapping Palestine for Bermuda.
  • Russia develops the Torpedo Boat.

August 1812

Major News:

  • With the completion of the Mexican-US waterway, England reconsiders building its passage through Egypt connecting the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean.
  • US Congress attempts to vote on passing the right to vote to women. The vote fails by 200.
  • US begins its transition onto the Dual Economic System.
  • US raises its minimum wage to 3 dollars.
  • US begins printing new currency for its North Atlantic Union. The A.U.C. is the currency the Union will use.
  • England adopts the Dual Economic System

September 1812

Major News:

  • The North Atlantic Union begins trading using the Dual Economic Currency system.
  • England also raises its minimum wage to 3 pounds. As a result of the Dual Economic System, it has the same exact set up as the United States.
  • British Engineers begin laying a foundation for its construction in Egypt.
  • England and the US continue building the American Irrigation System.

October 1812

Major News:

  • US and English Engineers finally bring the American Irrigation System to Vancouver. The Irrigation System is now at 40% completion.
  • US Congress begins building the Library of Congress.
  • United States begins experimenting with the Gatling Gun. US Military Weapons developers attempt to create the Machine Gun for individual soldiers to wield in combat.

November 1812

Major News:

  • US Presidential  Election nearing its end. President Madison announces he is not running for a second term.
  • John Wheeler is in the lead during the presidential campaign.

December 1812

Major News:

  • John Wheeler is elected as the 5th President of the US.
  • US is looking for new source to back up the A.U.C.
  • Dual Economic System taking a positive hold on N.A.U. nations

January 1813

Major News:

  • British Engineers in Egypt begin digging the canal through Egypt.
  • The construction of the canal is underway and should be completed by 1815 
  • British population increases

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January 1812 - January 1813

 

January 1812

Major News:

  • Spanish colonization of Antarctica is confined only to the western tip of the continent with the exception of a few spread out ports along the US territory coast.
  • Prince Antonio Ferdinand if 8 years old.
  • Russia urges England and Spain to adopt the Ruble as their currency. England and Spain both refuse as of right now, but might not withstand the pressure of Russia's urging much longer.
  • US, England and Spain-Portugal agree to meet to discuss the Ruble, and the failing western economies.

February 1812

Major News:

  • War between Japan and Korea ends. Japan is declared the victor and Korea submits to Japanese rule.
  • US and Spain have reached the half way point in their US Mexican border reconstruction.
  • US and British engineers have been stopped from laying more piping in the Yukon due to snow storms. The engineers will have to wait until May to continue laying down the irrigation system.
  • The Polar Bear furs become incredibly popular in Spain and the US.

March 1812

Major News:

  • Russia announces it is willing to sell some of its African colonies. Although the offer was initially to England for a land swap, England refused such an offer, and Spain counters Russia by showing an interest in acquiring the African lands for gold and silver.
  • US, England and Spain due to meet in a few days to discuss the Ruble and whether or not they will adopt it as their currency.
  • Civil Unrest in Russia showing signs of overthrow of Monarchy. Although Russia has shown signs of this before, most powers are confident this uprising is no different.
  • US Mexican border reconstruction going according to plan. Should finish on time.
  • (Check US Diplomacy Thread for info and details on Meeting)

April 1812

Major News:

  • US Mexican border is scheduled to finish by June of this year.
  • The US, Spain and England announce the results of their meeting. These nations will NOT adopt the Ruble as their currency. Instead the US proposed the Dual Economic System to save the western failing economies and promised that this system will prevent the failure of their economies in the future.
  • Spanish Reserves reach new highs.
  • King Diego copies the US and withdraws any Spanish merchants and businesses from Japan due to the usage of the Ruble in the nation.

May 1812

Major News:

  • United States population expected to begin doubling. US Couples having more children.
  • US Mexican border project is complete and ready to be linked to the two Oceans. The project has cost both nations an estimated 300 million dollars. King Diego and President Madison meet and shake hands at the grand opening of the waterway dividing the US and Mexico. The two nations agree on a 10% share of trade profits or 7000 dollars toll price for any nation sending ships through the passage. The US and Spain, both having shared ownership of the passageway pay only half the toll price and do not have to share any percentage of its trade profits with the other.
  • A total of 100 bridges link the US and Mexico together across the new waterway. Each bridge has both US and Spanish checkpoints on their respected sides of the bridges. US and Spanish crime rates along the border drop as expected.

June 1812

Major News:

  • US and England lay another several hundred miles of piping. With the US Mexican waterway completed, Spanish Engineers begin to focus on establishing an irrigation system to link to the US Irrigation system once the pipeline is close enough.
  • US and Spanish ships begin crossing the waterway.
  • Russia develops the Torpedo Boat

July 1812

Major News:

  • US and British engineers reach the city of Vancouver and the pipeline is ready to cross into US territory. Spanish engineers begin constructing large reservoirs and pipelines just over the border so as to allow water in the heart of the Mexican desert.
  • Spain-Portugal adopts the US Dual Economic System and begins transition process. Spanish economy levels off and shows signs of stabilizing.
  • Iberian Parliament approves of the Kings attempt to save the economy and promises to assist the process. Spain begins printing the A.U.C. and also looks for something to support its new currency besides gold and silver.
  • Russia remains uncertain why western nations are boasting about the Corvette as a reliable ship as the Russian Mark 2 Cruiser is faster, and stronger and carries more firepower than the western ship.

August 1812

Major News:

  • The US begins its transition onto the Dual Economic System
  • England adopts the Dual Economic System
  • The Western Coalition no longer calls itself the Coalition. Due to its military dissolution and promise to economic Union, the formers Western Coalition Members form the North Atlantic Union. They promise an open place for 3 more nations to join and these places are promised to Canada, Ireland, and Mexico. The Union is joined through their common Dual Economic Systems they will be required to establish. This is meant to stabilize their economies before adopting the Ruble as the only form of currency in their nations.
  • As a result of the Dual Economic System and until it can be fully established all trade with Russia, Japan and China is halted, with the exception that trade can continue to the British Chinese colonies as they are separate from Russian influenced China.

September 1812

Major News:

  • Spain-Portugal raises its minimum wage and tax rates to meet Dual Economic and US requirements.
  • The US begins work on what it calls the "machine gun" which promises to be a light weapon and the fastest firing weapon in modern combat.
  • Spanish reservoirs are completed and the Pipeline to Mexico city is underway. The Pipeline has just been laid into Northwestern US. Spanish engineers have time before the pipes reach Mexico and therefore continue laying pipes throughout the Mexican desert.
  • Spanish merchant ships on Malta bring rare materials to the islands such as the Polar Bear furs and Chinese Jade. Maltese people astounded by the world they missed out on under HRE.
  • HRE now ruled by Prussia
  • Russia and Prussia due to be joined through a royal marriage?? Russian Empire has achieved almost as much land through military force as it has through royal marriages.

October 1812

Major News:

  • Marianna Ferdinand turns 5 years old
  • England wishes to continue its aspirations on building a waterway through Egypt considering the same was just completed in US - Mexico
  • Spain sends 1000 soldiers to assist the English.

November 1812

Major News:

  • Spanish population expected to double.
  • Princess Isabella turns 10 years old
  • US president Madison not running for second term.
  • Mr. John Wheeler is leading the race for the presidential campaign.
  • Mr. John Wheeler is elected the 5th President of the United States. He will take office on January 1st, 1813
  • Iberian Parliament informed by King Diego of US Change of Presidents.  Each change is messaged to the Kings of Spain-Portugal and England so as to prepare them for a new leader they will have to deal with.

December 1812

Major News:

  • US, Spanish and English Banks showing signs of improvement under Dual Economic System. All economies have stabilized so far and the Dual Economic Systems are taking a positive hold on the nations.
  • The search for a new rare or raw material to back up A.U.C. continues. US African colonies suggested using salt, but it is a commodity too widely used around the world and is rejected.

January 1813

Major News:

  • John Wheeler is officially inaugurated as 5th US President.
  • Spanish Population does not double as the reports predicted but were close to the mark.
  • US Warns if too many nations adopt US Dual Economic System that it could greatly devalue the A.U.C. The N.A.U. puts the limit on the number of members allowed to join the Union at 6. Leaving only three places left for new comers. These places are promised to Mexico, Ireland and Canada should they decide to join.

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  • The Ottoman Government accepts the British offer to sell the lands of Palestine for the island of Bermuda.

 

  • The Ottoman Government recalls all soldiers/engineers stationed in foreign lands.

 

  • The Sultan falls ill, and is suspected to die.

 

  • The Ottoman Government installs a regent to look after the country for the Sultan.

 

  • The Government creates the "Public Guard" to help the local law enforcement.

 

  • At the request of the Sultan, the Ottoman government is taking steps to also, colonize the southern continent of Antartica.

 

  • Ethiopia is set up as an "Semi-Autonomous region" and the people are given the right to elect their own Viceroy from a group of candidates sent from the capital. The Caucus region is also made into such a region, however the Emir will continue to rule along side the elected Viceroy.

 

  • Healthcare and education systems are further reformed.

 

  • The Sultan declares his second son, Habib, to be the heir. His first son Fayyad, is not pleased. With his third son Mulhim not "picking sides".

 

  • The government abolishes the taxes on non-muslims at the request of crown prince Habib.

 

  • Fayyad has been said to be rallying support for his claim to the throne.

 

  • Mulhim is said to have gotten drunk at the pub.

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The Dome, against the Tzar demands, reenacts the squadron, citing the Russian development in Corvette and the Frigate to create formidable costal defence force,

The dome announces the Civil act stripping Tzar Catherine of all her powers, Tzar Catherine reacts calling for the Dome to be permanently shutdown, the military surprising announcement that it will take the side of The Dome, citing the weak support they have revcived form the Tzar and how better off Russia military was under past Tzars, Russian solders force their way into the Russian royal court and arrest Catherine and all nobleman.

The Dome immediately calls up 920,000 solders to increase the military standing army back to 1 million, and deploy them in the streets of the Russian empire.

The dome announces huge infrastructure programs, as well as a furthering privatisation of the economy. As well as the reforming the government into a constitutional monarchy.

Tzar Catherine will remain the head of state but nothing more than a powerless figure head, the Dome calls also former Tzar Nicholas to be announced as Russia's new and first Prime minister.

In an grand speech Prime minister Nicholas announces further expansion of regulations And advancement in banking practices, as well as the continuing of Russia grand imperial policy, as well as reforms on civil rights and freedoms and a civil rights bill.

Almost 33 million Russians protest Nicholas return to power however after hearing the grand speech, only 820,000 Russia's remain protesting, however these protest are dying quickly.

Russia declares The United States a socialist states and bans United States Imports and exports to and from Russia, Russia also threatens to expand these "sanctions" forcing nations using the Ruble (expect for the ottomans) to also stop all Imports and exports, Russia will also subsidise any damage that might be done to any Ruble using state.

Prime minister seeing the Dual Economy System as a direct threat to Russia's dominate Ruble, declares war against the new Dual currency, with mass sell off of any thing related to the Dual Economy System as well as withdrawing investment in business using the Dual Economy System, Russia fully opens up its stock exchange to any American, British or Spanish business, offering huge incentive to invest in the Russian Ruble, however at the same time blacklisting western governments and large state own corporations from buying in until they abolish the Dual Currency and adopts the Russian Ruble. With wave one of attacks completed, the PM warms it will only get worst from this point on.

Russia also blockages British ports in China as apart of the attacks on the Dual Economy System, Japan joins in to help maintains the blockade, Russia is sending Pacific Fleet: (based in Japan) posses 450 Mark2 armoured Cursers, 500 Mark1 900 frigates, and 32 naval mine steamships and the The Asian Fleet (based in Solomon Island) posses 100 Mark2 armoured Cursers, 200 Mark1, 600 frigates, and 75 naval mine steamships. Russia also ask China to begin mobilisation. Russia no longer recognise English legitimately in China or Asia including Australia and New Zealand.

Russia goes into overdrive creating millions of jobs creating new factories building Russian arms to give to the Chinese, Russia also enter talks with China in helping Chinese build a huge modern navy.

Russia begins mobilisation of 5 million solders and readies a further 5million to prepare to be called up

France follows by mobilising almost 10 million solders, however Russia has agreed the leave the Prussia's and the ottomans out of the call up, if they wish to join they can, but Russia determines that economic growth should be their number one priority.

Russia now sends a second around of invitation to England and Spain to use the Russian Ruble.

The Baltic Fleet (based in Finland) posses 100 Mark2 armoured Cursers, 400 frigates, and 25 naval mine steamships. And the The Grand Fleet (based in St Petersburg) posses 670 Mark2, 230 Mark1, 2000 frigates, and 120 naval mine steamships. Have moved near England and launched a huge military exercises

Brazil also begins to call up of almost 4 million solders.

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February 1813 - February 1814

 

February 1813

Major News:

  • Grand overthrow of Tzar Catherine from power. Tzar Nicholas is reinstated to power as Prime Minister of Russia while Tzar Catherine will remain as a powerless figurehead over the Russian Empire.
  • Prime Minister Nicholas of Russia immediately summons and expands Russia's military back to its old power.
  • Taking the US and other Western converting's to the Dual Economic System as a threat, Russia declares war on the Economic System and begins blockading all British ports in China, and refuses to recognize British claims in Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Russia is sending its mass fleets everywhere. Towards England and its colonies inciting war between east and west again.
  • These acts of war are what led to Nicholas's being kicked out of power by starting wars with the west that will result in the most likely total destruction of Russia and western powers.
  • The United States, England and Spain-Portugal call up mass reserves and begin preparing to defend their colonies and themselves. However, no Military action is taken as The West does not want a war. While they are prepared to launch a counter invasion of Russia itself should Russia literally attack anyone of the western nations, The west only states that its Dual Economic System will not impact the Ruble in any negative way. This system is meant to stabilize only the US, English and Spanish Economies and safeguard them against failure. Once that has been established they did plan on buying into the Ruble for overseas trade with Russia.

March 1813

Major News:

  • The United States announces its new ship is ready for construction! While Russia claims to have the fastest and strongest ships, The United States is boasting it now has a ship that can rival the Russian Mark 2 Cruiser. (More detail will be mentioned later. And since we have thus developed the technology of iron ships and such rather early in RP history, I see no problem with the ship I have designed and will mention later)
  • (Note I am not mentioning where I am sending my troops as it is technically a breach of national security and poor leadership. If this war persists the world will find where my troops are stationed soon enough, but don't forget while Russia demobilized most of its army, the United States retained its army and has large numbers of reserves and ready soldiers. Including a large navy to boot so I can travel and invade in large numbers).
  • US Irrigation System put on hold in light of looming world war. This is predicted to be the largest war ever waged in human history if it so happens that it cannot be avoided.
  • US and British Engineers are recalled to various locations throughout the Americas and begin building elaborate defenses of trenches, mine fields and barbed wire fences. major coastal cities are being fortified and Ports and harbor cities and towns are being blockaded from the inside by a garrison of 30 ships in each western nation. Not enough Russian ships can fit through the mouth of each harbor or port to be able to take on 30 ships firing at once.

April 1813

Major News:

  • The first new US ship has been built. The Naval Department wanted something that would impress the Russians and possibly make them reconsider threatening our colonies with their navy. The Submarine makes its appearance. With its ability to submerge itself 200 feet below the surface of the ocean it can travel and fire at enemy ships from completely out of sight. Its main armaments include the Mark 13 Torpedo which yields 70 pounds of explosives in its head which can tear a hole in any ship to date. When surfaced the Submarine has a single 11 inch naval gun. The submarine can travel at 20knots above water and 35 submerged. While only the prototype has been completed, the United States ship builders are currently constructing several hundred of these submarines which should be ready for commission in the month as they have been under construction for several months already.
  • The United States sends the design specifications to Spain-Portugal, and England and both Empire's begin building their submarines as well.
  • Ireland adopts the Dual Economic System

May 1813

Major News:

  • The development of the US Submarine stuns Russian military officials and the Russian Prime Minister. Not knowing where the enemies ships are is a terrifying fact to accept. Russian military officials should consider recalling their blockades from British ports and should not attempt an attack on any British, Spanish, or American colonies as the west is prepared for all out war.
  • American troops and cavalry are in position and finally 7 million troops are ready to launch the first wave of counter invasions into Russia but only after Russia has made an attack on Western colonies. While 7 million troops are ready, many more are on standby to join the second wave of counter invasion.
  • In the United States, coastal cities that offer ports and harbors have been mined and submarines are being deployed to defend them as well as surface ships. Another few hundred subs are being produced as the United States has the manpower and metal available  to mass produce the ships. On land mines have been deployed and soldiers are taking up defensive positions. While the soldiers are preparing to fight, the US Engineers are continuing to build a system of trenches up and down the west and east coast. Every few miles it is intended that there be a trench system in place. Along the coasts, again mines have been placed and US ships patrol US and its colonial shores.
  • The United States urges Russia to stand down and cease its threats, again reassuring Russia the Dual Economy cannot hurt the Russian Ruble.
  • US Philippines sees increased number of ships and troops as well. Being so close to Asia, it sits in the line of sight of Russia and it is close enough to offer support to British Australia should they require it.

June 1813

Major News:

  • The United States suggests that English authorities prepare to free Russian criminals from their Australian Penal Colonies. For a good price, the Russian prisoners can become hefty mercenaries. In the face of Russian Might the western nations are considering their options to best deal with Russian invasions. "Prepare for the worst, hope for the best" is quickly becoming the motto of the N.A.U.
  • President John Wheeler states, Mr. Madison left office just in time. Surely the people will see him as the President that brought peace, while I will be the one with the blood of war on my hands."
  • Canada joins the N.A.U by adopting the Dual Economic System.
  • King Diego of Spain announces that with American help, Spain has its first submarine. Producing them in Mexico and the Dominican Republic Spain is able to mass produce the submarine and send it quickly to its overseas colonies.
  • England also announces its Submarine is ready and is producing more.
  • In the United States, weapons manufacturers completed their work on the machine gun. Soldiers now have rapid firepower in their hands. The three best types of weapons at the disposal of every soldiers are the Sniper Rifles, Infantry Rifles and the Machine Gun.

July 1813

Major News:

  • Spain and the United States name the passage the Rio Grande which means "Grand River". The Rio Grande will play an integral part in Naval mobility and travel speed, allowing US and Spanish ships to navigate east coast-west coast quickly. The entrances to the Rio Grande are guarded and mined.
  • US Military recruitment is up. Even citizens are being trained how to handle weapons should they be forced to defend themselves in an invasion.
  • One US Newspaper reads "The World was not so close to peace as it thought!" Another paper reads "Peace so close, yet so far!"
  • A Third newspaper sparked debate. Written by an angry business owner who went broke after Russia began forcing others to use the Ruble, he blames Russia for the Dual Economic System because of their negligence to consider the consequences of everyone using the same currency. Furthermore he writes that this devastating effect totally destroyed the US economy and forced the nations of the N.A.U to take up similar steps by forming an economic union where a common international currency is used. Needless to say he points the blame at Russia. Protected by his Freedom of Speech right, he cannot be arrested so long as he does not threaten any physical harm or use any "Hate Words".
  • "The United States refutes that it is not a socialist nation." responded Vice President Adams. "While some of its policies are socialist leaning, Capitalism, and Democracy are alive and well. But the United States will do what is necessary to survive economically and militarily." continued the Vice President.

August 1813

Major News:

  • The United States asks the world is it ready for another all out war? With wars on such a large scale occurring every decade it seems, many nations of Africa and Asia are unable to industrialize and prosper. They remain poor and underdeveloped because they are not given the chance at growth. SO again the US appeals to the world as a whole, IS IT READY FOR ANOTHER ALL OUT WAR??
  • British Troops are deployed to its major colonies, Egypt, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and India. Its Chinese Colonies are blockaded, however, using their submarines British forces are able to sneak their way under the blockade and British defenses are being established throughout their Chinese ports colonies.
  • The United States finds Diamonds are in high demand. The United States financial advisors to the President advise that the new standard for the A.U.C should be the diamond. The President likes the idea, and because of the diamonds value world wide, The North Atlantic Union nations adopt the Diamond as their international standard for its A.U.C.
  • Dual Economy holding strong. With the United States population constantly on the increase doubling with almost every passing year, tax income rates continue to rise giving the government surplus money at its disposal. With this surplus money the United States begins funding other programs to better its defense.
  • England and Spain also begin seeing record governmental profits and begin doing the same.

September 1813

Major News:

  • Due to the record profits from the Dual Economic System, the United States pays off its Trans-American Irrigation System for the next 4 years. All works are hereby paid their minimum wage of $3.00. (If I did the math correctly) The United States total amount paid to its workers for the next four years amounted to $10,950,000. (That is 4 years times the $3.00 minimum wage times the amount of workers which I rounded to 2500.)
  • Ottoman Sultan falls ill and is not expected to Survive.
  • Ottoman names his second son as Sultan upon his death. HIs eldest son is not happy and is attempting to rally support to name him proper heir to the Sultans throne. Youngest son of the Sultan not interested in political or family disputes and would rather spend his time drinking.
  • It seems the United States' attempt to form an isolationist Union with England and Spain-Portugal have failed as all attempts by Russia to destroy the Dual Economic System are directed at the west. While no military action has been taken yet, it is expected that the Russian blockades of Western ports and colonies will soon turn into invasions. Hence the west gearing up for the worst possible scenario.

October 1813

Major News:

  • US Antarctic expeditions forbidden from travelling more than 12 miles from their base camps.
  • Ottoman Empire begins colonizing what is left of Antarctica.
  • The United States ghost towns of the Midwest territories are occupied by Army Forces. The ghost towns now are treated as military bases and the abandoned gold mines become safe places for our forces. In turn using nature to form indestructible fortresses and bases.
  • The United States Naval Department while continue to build the submarine puts ship designers to the next big test of designing yet another ship more massive than the relatively small submarine. Specifications are unknown at this time but the ship is expected to pack tremendous firepower.
  • The US Congress declares the United States in an official "State of Emergency". As the intentions of Russia are unclear for the coming year, Congress allows President Wheeler to expand the powers of the President tremendously. Martial Law is declared along the US Coast lines and in all overseas colonies. Also, the President passes an Executive Order, which does not need the consent of Congress, to begin a National Draft. While the population currently supports the US, its allies and the reasons for possible war, the US finds no problem drafting young men into the military.
  • Congress meets to discuss giving women the right to vote. The Bill this time passes by a margin of 3 votes. Women can now vote in all US elections. (Race and gender does not matter anymore)
  • In the Middle East colonies, US forces began digging trenches for their defense. I their digging efforts a black substance was found pooling up from the sand. Oil has been discovered!!

November 1813

Major News:

  • Finding the new black substance is highly combustible, US Defenses begin shipping large quantities of the oil out of the Middle Eastern Colonies. Large Oil mining operations begin as the United States wishes to export and refine as much of this oil as possible. "Oil might replace Coal in the next 5 years" boasts one soldier. Alternative energy is found.
  • The United States begins working on outfitting more of its cargo ships to carry the oil. In the meantime, several new dry-docks are under construction so as to alleviate some of the pressure to build more ships. Oil Container ships are first on the list to be built as the other ship yards focus on building ships for the navy.
  • The American Irrigation System was put on hold a few months earlier just outside the city of Seattle in the snowy Cascade Mountains. From here it was planned to branch off and follow the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Mountains south. Mexican engineers however, continue to build the irrigation system from the south up, attempting to close the gap between north and south a little bit more, making construction easier for the British and Americans when they return. Gaining special permission from the President, Spanish and Mexican engineers cross the Rio Grande and begin constructing pipelines through the specified mountain ranges.

December 1813

Major News:

  • No word yet from Russia backing down. Even after the US and N.A.U assures Russia and the world this Dual Economic System will not hurt the Ruble in anyway.
  • From our dealings with Tzar Nicholas, now Prime Minister,in the past, he was not one to hold kindly to negotiations and incredibly expansionist. The west sends a letter to Catherine, the former Tzar and now figurehead, asking if she has any influence at all to try and end the tensions that are exploding out of control.
  • Spanish forces in Spain and Switzerland report ready. Spanish navy also reporting an ever increasing number of submarines.
  • It is unclear if Russia can construct so many submarines in such a short amount of time. The surprise of the west having built the submarine upon Russia took Prime Minister Nicholas by utter shock. Russia in the past months and few years has seen a constant rise and decline in their economy and Russia lacks some of the raw materials needed to build and maintain such large forces. Russia maintains enough forces to defend itself from attack, even against most of the western nations combined, however, Russia's own weakness lies in its constantly sending troops overseas. By doing so, not many soldiers are left to defend the motherland. And while Russia has an overwhelming number of civilians to conscript, they will not pass a combat ready soldiers or be properly equipped in time in the face of an all out invasion from multiple fronts. This is why Russia's vast territorial size will ultimately be Russia's own downfall. When that downfall comes however, depends upon Russia's leaders.

January 1814

Major News:

  • US Library of Congress to be completed by October of this year.
  • With US Midwestern territories seeing an influx of military personnel Congress decides to make Utah and Colorado the 42nd and 43rd States. This would allow people moving to these territories and soldiers who are bringing their families with them to remain within the United States official jurisdiction. Although, the US Claims it has jurisdiction over the territories as well, the territories are given a second priority as compared to the actual states.
  • The US Colonial forces in the Panama Colony also begin requesting a waterway be constructed to allow ships quicker passage around South America. Request is approved and the US funds the project costing 90 million dollars (Because Panama is small and narrow it doesn't require much money to fund the program.) This undertaking will be completed in two years time.
  • US Oil Carrying ships outfitted to carry 20,000 barrels of Oil. The Oil is being shipped to safe unknown locations to keep anyone from stealing the valuable fuel. The oil, while originally for use by the United States should an alternate fuel be needed, it can be sold to any nation for any currency. The United States is ready to begin dealing with foreign currencies and integrating those calculations into the US Dual Economy.
  • The United States re-fits its navy to be fueled by Oil rather than Coal. Refueling ships also refitted to handle oil.

February 1814

Major News:

  • Massive sand storm moving across Sahara Desert. All Us forces are required to remain indoors until the storm subsides.
  • British digging in Egypt on schedule to finish by 1815. The British have named their waterway the Suez Canal
  • British Parliament authorizes the establishment and construction of a new ship yard. Ireland also gives England permission to build a ship yard on Irelands east coast.
  • North Atlantic Union remaining strong together. The member nations have become like family and although their histories may depict them as enemies in the past, they have learned to see past their differences to achieve what has been reached now. Total cooperation and a Union of the said nations who are pledging their defense to each other.
  • Mexico is the last nation to join the N.A.U. The limit of member nations has been reached and no more nations are permitted to join the Union.
  • The United States announces that the N.A.U. is ready to deal with foreign currency, including the Ruble and if Russia permits trade to continue, the N.A.U would be happy to trade to Russia in the Ruble, however, the N.A.U is not going to adopt it as their official currency. (Note: the way it works with foreign currency will be same as how it works with in each nation. After every trade, Russia will get its Rubles back and the nations involved in the trade print the money in its proper conversion in A.U.C.'s. In essence Russia is not losing its money and trades can be completed).

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  • Although the Ottoman Empire condemns what the Russian government did, the Ottoman government declares the military to be raised to 600,000 active personnel, with a decent amount in reserves.

 

  • The Ottoman government declares the "Woman's Corp" to help meet the new military quotas.

 

  • The Navy has begun massive modernization, as well as the army.

 

  • Habib is declared regent.

 

  • The Sultan made a special appearance and gave a speech to the people. Claiming that the Ottoman Empire will not fight Russia's wars.

 

  • The Sultan's health is getting worse, believed to be on massive medication.

 

  • Ottoman regiments positioned along the Grand Irrigation System to protect it from attacks.

 

  • The Ottoman Navy is to reach higher quota.

 

  • The US base on Socotra is guarantied to stay open. 

Fayyad is also said to have the most support in Persia/Iran

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Russia industry has announced integrated rail system as well as the Combination engine.

Russia agreed on a political union with France and the Prussian governments.

The assembly line as been reviled in Russia, mass producing Russian made rifles for the Chinese, Russia thanks the development of the assembly line to the huge demand from China.

Electric experiments begin in Russia, with the huge possibility of what an electrical world could look like.

The Russian Prime Minister remain steady, continue to push Spain, United States and England to adopt the Ruble for international trade while pegging their own currency to the Ruble for their own currency stability, only then will Russia military return to Catherine levels.

The Prime Minister begins a weekly meeting with business leaders to make sure they remain confident in the Russian state and economy and that they don't pull out in the Russian stock exchange or stop doing business.

The American shock the Russians with the development of the Submarine, Russia had been developing a submarine before but was later cancelled being called absurd and impossible. Russia's original submarine program is reopen.

However to counter the submarine threat, Russia develop's and deploys underwater mines, a normal mine that is simply weighted down by weights, Russia also begins to develop anti-submarine strategy, as well as defensive strategies, one such strategy is creating a "web of mines" surrounding naval fleets that are stationery. Hopefully Preventing submarine getting anywhere close enough to attack Russian ships.

Russia begins to sell off Diamonds as well as opening up several new Diamond mines in Russia and Africa to help dramatically lower the value of the Duel currency weakening it against the Ruble, Japan, China, France and Prussia all follow suit.

After being condemned by the Ottoman Empire, The Prime Minister meets with the oldest brother to the Sultan, as well as the sultan, after returning to Russia, the PM began to reconsider Russia approach to Russian goals. Russia begins to isolate the conflicts zone to Asia.

Russia temporary stops the mobilisation of the extra 5million, however Russia expands the "be prepared to be called up" call to almost 20 million Russians.

Russian businesses begin to advertise on a huge scale never seen before, called mass advertising, the expansion of Russian business soft power has never been stronger

Russia withdraws Russian naval fleets away from England, however increases the fleet sizes blockading British Chinese ports staving the West of Chinese goods. However softening his stance stating Russia doesn't recognise British legitimately in China but now only questions British legitimately in Asia (not including Australia and New Zealand)

Russia also invest heavily in infiltration technology leading to Russia's development of low echelon fire support, stromstrooper training and a secret weapon that could change the way wars are fought for ever but remains top secret.

PM is unhappy about the rate of workers migrating to the city, however lacks the political power to force more Russians into cities.

Russia develop's local military government structures to help administrate occupied lands,

Russia also implicates military-political Decision-making.

Russia developed the armoured turrets, Turret hydraulics, quick-firing guns as well as heavy caliber turret.

Russia unveils the "Battleship", huge compared to past ships, the Battleship fire power is unmatched, the power required to fuel such a vessel is so enormous only Oil can fuel it.

Russia introduce naval NCO (Non-commissioned officers) training as well as Army NCO training,

Logistical calculation, has also been implemented

Russia also creates replenishment transport organisation to help make the Russian military organisation unmatched and supply shipments more reliable and reaches the front lines faster.

Russian commerce creates the mutual funds and organisation development Helping Russian businesses to sustain large growth rates for longer periods without a huge increase in risk.

To strengthen the Ruble and the economy Russia adopts market-determined exchange rates.

Russian average wages almost hits r5.00 note: r = Ruble).

Russia develop's a hand held machine gun, although having severe drawbacks, it increased fire rate could help hugely on the battlefield.

Russia offers the Ottoman Empire to buy Russian weapons at a discount.

Russia begins to create the "grand strategy" to use trench warfare with natural formation of Europe and Russia to create an unpassable wall of defence. Buying time for Russia to either Mobilise more solders or move solders back home to push the invaders out.

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February 1813 - February 1814

 

February 1813

Major News:

  • Tzar Catherine has been overthrown and former Tzar Nicholas has been reinstated as Russia's Prime Minister. Catherine will remain as a powerless figurehead as the King and Queen of England have become.
  • Prime Minister Nicholas expands the size of Russia's military
  • Russia claims Dual Economies being adopted by the west are a threat to the Ruble. To pressure England into adopting the Russian currency, Nicholas is sending a blockade of ships to England and its Chinese and other Asian/Pacific/Australian colonies.
  • Preparing for all out war with Russia, the US, England and Spain-Portugal begin calling up reserves.
  • The United States assures Russia that the Dual Economy is not meant to hurt the Ruble. Prime Minister White supports the US claim.

March 1813

Major News:

  • British Engineers are ordered to halt construction of American Irrigation System and instead ordered to build defenses incase of Russian attacks.
  • United States boasting about new ship.
  • England writes to Russia, if the Ruble is used by Western Nations as their trading currency, will Russia stand down? If so, the Duel Economy can be used to separate the national economy to the international economy.
  • Until Russia replies to England's question, England prepares for war.
  • Russia backing down from English shores and Australian shores. However, Russia not acknowledging British authority in Asia.
  • Ottoman Empire decidedly neutral in their actions. As per the Sultan's statements "We will not fight Russia's Wars." It is clear the Ottoman Empire does not condone Russia's actions in forcing others to accept the Ruble.
  • British troops being called up.

April 1813

Major News:

  • US Navy commissions the first Submarine. Specifications have been sent to England about building such a ship. While Russia is shocked that the west developed it, it does not slow down Russian technological advances. Russia claims to have had a submarine program but had cancelled it due to it seeming ridiculous. However, they resume their building of subs as their own, and begin developing anti-submarine technology.
  • Spain also begins building the Submarine.
  • Ireland adopts the Dual Economic System

May 1813

Major News:

  • US sends 7 million troops to unknown locations to counter-invade Russia should Prime Minister Nicholas launch an attack on any western colony or nation.
  • England sends mass reinforcements to Australia, and India. Reinforcements en route to British-Chinese colonies on Submarines. They are brought in under Russian blockade lines and manage to establish defenses.
  • United States is urging Russia to stand down. Seeing as how Russia withdraws its fleets from around England its works to an extent. However, the fleets have been re-routed to China and other British Asian ports. England demands Russia withdraw its forces at once or England will not comply with any Russian demands, or attempt to convince the United States to do so either.

June 1813

Major News:

  • United States quickly developing weapons for war. These include the submarine, machine gun, and improved sniper rifles.
  • Russia develops the Battleship as massive ships carrying tremendous firepower.
  • The search continues for a way to support the A.U.C. as a standard.
  • Canada joins the N.A.U.
  • England warns Russia that should Russian ships not back down from Australia or Chinese ports, British Authorities will release Russian prisoners in Australia and strike a deal with them, hiring them as mercenary groups to attack Russian officials. Over the past 3-4 years, Russia has exhausted tons of resources and manpower hunting down the 3000+ criminals sent to British Australia. It would be a shame should they suddenly be let free.  
  • England counters most Russian threats with the ability to attack and reclaim Russian naval base in Tasmania, and Russian Islands in the Caribbean.  

July 1813

Major News:

  • Spain and the US name their water way the Rio Grande meaning the Grand River.
  • Military recruitment in England is up 30%.
  • British Parliament grants the Prime Minister the War Time Powers, allowing the Prime Minister to make national security decisions without Parliament's consent. Similar to the US allowing the President to expand the powers of his office through Executive Orders.
  • Russia claims the US is a socialist nation. While some aspects of the US is socialist in definition, the United States argues it is not socialist, and in fact democracy and capitalism reigns supreme. 
  • Russia begins using Oil as well. To power its battleships.(Curious: Where is Russia getting its oil from??) (Are you trading with the Ottomans for it?)
  • Russia has been condemned by the Ottoman Empire. After such events, Prime Minister Nicholas meets with the Sultan and his oldest son. After the meeting Russia isolates the coming conflict to Asia rather than world wide. 

August 1813

Major New:

  • The United States and other N.A.U nations agree to use the diamond as the standard for the A.U.C.
  • Russia begins buying up diamond stocks to drive price of diamonds down. N.A.U. boasting this will not work the way Russia has planned. By attempting to damage the N.A.U 's international economy, Russia is only hurting its own economy. There is no foreseeable way to destroy the western economies anymore.
  • England has surplus funds to afford the digging of their Egyptian canal and the American Irrigation System.
  • Russia begins experimenting with electricity.

September 1813

Major News:

  • Ottoman Sultan falls ill. Death seems imminent.
  • The United States, England and Spain assure that if Russia gives the Dual Economy a chance, they will come to respect it. Should Russia allow the west to use the Dual Economy and stop pushing the Ruble, the west will move more isolationist. England questions why the Atlantic matters so much to Russia.
  • British Arctic Explorers forbidden from travelling more than 7km from their bases.
  • Ottoman Empire begins exploring the Arctic Region. England invites Ottoman Arctic explorers to dock at British Arctic ports to make their Arctic experience easier. England also volunteers any necessary supplies and medications to Ottoman Arctic explorers.
  • British forces in Australia preparing for war.

October 1813

Major News:

  • US Congress and British Parliament declare a State of Emergency for the US and England.
  • US Congress finally passes a law allowing women the right to vote.
  • The United States forces in the Middle East discover oil.
  • US and England both declare Martial Law.
  • British Submarines have been integrated into the Royal Navy Fleets.
  • British ports and harbors begin laying mines and preparing for invasions.

November 1813

Major News:

  • US begins outfitting its ships for oil instead of coal.
  • England begins trading with the US for some oil. British Engineers in Egypt and Morocco discover Oil as well.
  • British Navy being refitted for Oil use.

December 1813

Major News:

  • US sends a letter to former Tzar Catherine asking if she still has influence in Russian government. US asks if she can help influence an end to the tensions.
  • Russia begins constructing submarines as well as the Battleship. However, due to Russia's vast size, it is uncertain if Russia can protect all its lands in the event of war.
  • England like the US prepares 5 million forces to invade Russia if war is declared.
  • Ottoman Empire accepts England's deal for a land swap. Palestine for Bermuda.
  • British India sees rise in civilian enlistment in British Army.

January 1814

Major News:

  • US Constructs the Library of Congress.
  • US forces in Panama begin constructing a canal across the country to connect the Atlantic and Pacific farther south from the Rio Grande. This allows US and other ships south of Mexico a quicker route to the Pacific rather than going around S. America.
  • British Engineers in Egypt are on schedule to complete the Suez Canal by 1815.
  • Ships carrying Oil are enlarged in cargo capacity to allow more oil to be transported.
  • British national defenses declared complete and ready for invasion. Every British colony with the exception of India and Australia have trenches and natural and man made barriers for defense.
  • United States admits 42nd and 43rd States (Utah and Colorado).
  • British population increases.

February 1814

Major News:

  • Sand storm moving across Sahara Desert keeping US forces in US African colonies in doors. British Weather forecasts in Egypt do not predict the storm will reach Egypt. However, British engineers are authorized to secure all construction sites incase the forecasts are wrong.
  • British Parliament orders the construction of a new ship yard. Ireland permits England to build another ship yard on Irelands east coast.
  • Mexico joins the N.A.U.
  • United States announces to England and Spain that the N.A.U is ready to deal with foreign currency. The Dual Economy is strong enough and there is enough money in the Unions governments to buy and invest in foreign currency. This is messaged to Russia. allowing the Dual Economy to boost the Ruble can be more beneficial to Russia's economy than Russia trying to undermine the Dual Economy can ever be.

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Russia replies to England, "in addition of adopting the Ruble for international trading, the Duel Economy has to be pegged to the Ruble, making the Ruble the Reserve currency of the world.

The prime minister abolish the final few agreements of the former East West Pact.

Russia sends delegations to boost trade and relationships with the Ottoman Empire.

Japan begins to build battleships

Russia begins the creation of the grand European railway, to help speed to not only deployment of troops but help People and businesses move thought Europe, around 200 individual rail way system will be created connecting St Petersburg to Paris,

Russian investments floods into the Ottoman Empire with almost 60 million in the this year alone, building infrastructure, businesses and expanding existing businesses.

Russia sends word to the Ottoman Empire on a trade preferences agreement to lowering tariffs and taxs to hopefully increase trade between the two countries.

Russia has sunk 3 unknown object trying to enter British ports by mine webs in China, Russia is investigates if it were western subs.

Russia replies to the English threat of release Russian prisoners saying "it would be some good firing practice" ( The oil is coming from Eastern Siberia)

Russia, France and Prussia begins talks on a personal union, many in the Europe worry this will give Russia the power to legally annex friendly empires.

England questions why the Atlantic matters so much to Russia, Russia replies the world is shrinking, matters that effects the West also effects the East, this was the reason why the East West Pact was no longer acceptable.

With submarines slipping though the Russian line entering the British Chinese ports, Russia deploys undersea mines,

Russia unveils 2 submarine, the "first-class Catherine submarine", small enough to be deployed on the Coast of nations or in the rivers of nations themselves. And a much larger Petersburg submarine, a huge, fast but noisey submarine, able to attack ships at great distances, however unless it is out at sea, it can often be found and spotted near coast lines.

Russia begins to build the battleship while expanding Russian ports globally.

Russia begins the development of the radar technology as a secondary defence against submarines.

Russia reminds the west they greatly underestimated Russia, the west has fallen behind in military and naval strategy and their naval and military doctrine hasn't changed for years.

Russia warns England and the U.S. That 5 million per state will not last on the doors of Europe for much longer than a week, using the grand strategy, they will be pin down by natureal formations and Russian trenches, while facing numbers potentially 3 to 1, Russia deployment of 2 secret weapon, and a self blockage of Europe and Russia to ensure No supply will each the solders, Russia will only need 5 million using machine guns to hold a invading army of 15 million down in the trenches.

Russia announces brazil to be neutral, as a Russian Domain they will have the freedom to choose to fight for Russia or remain on the sides.

The Russian Empire ask the Ottoman Empire if they are interested in buying Russian African colones.

Russia begins outfitting its ships for oil instead of coal, Russia also announces a doubling of the defence budget.

Russia indicates the west lacks such innovation like the "ammunition Conservation systems, Gun hydraulics, heavy Caliber guns, NCO training, low echelon fire support, etc in a war with Russia, they will be at a huge disadvantaged.

Russia Mark3 Curiser is announces not to be an Armoured Curiser but now an "advanced Curiser", increasing its armour and speed and firepower.

Russias 77-bolt-action rifles are deployed to China and Russian solders, these new rifles have a much better accuracy and have a much higher rate of fire. Russia also begins to hand outs Russia's Germanic hand pistol for close combat.

Russia is expected to release new defence white papers and increase in naval size due to the increase of the budget.

Rough figures are released to show Russia's Central powers naval size, warning blockages of the west is possible, however the more likely use of a naval this size is the prevention of trade overseas troop movements and supply shipments.

Many of these nations are using Russian standard naval vessels.

Chinese naval 1000 battleships, 2000 Curisers, 500 submarines, other naval ships 5000

Japan 1000 battleships (still in construction) 6000 Curisers, 3000 submarines, other naval ships over 10,000 (Numbers outdated)

Russia's naval 2000 battleships (still in construction) 4000 Curisers, 1000 Submarines, other naval ships over 10,000 (numbers outdated)

France 3000 battleships (still in construction) 3000 Curisers, 1000 Submarines, other naval ships over 10,000 (numbers outdated)

Prussia 900 battleships (still in construction) 500 Curisers, 750 Submarines, other naval ships over 7000.

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  • Lord Regent Habib sends his brother Fayyad to meet with the Russian delegation to discuss trade deals. It appears that although Habib and Fayyad do not often agree on things, they both agree that Russian trade is currently essential to the growth and preservation of the Empire.

 

  • Fayyad attempts to discuss the trade of Russian weaponry for the Ottoman Army, as well as being interested in buying the African colonies. He also agrees that lower tariffs may be in order, however with the abolishment of the tax against non-Muslims recently, he is reluctant to agree to any further lowering of taxes.

 

  • Ottoman explores graciously accept the British help in the Antarctic

 

  • Feeling threatened by the American establishment of military structure in the middle east colonies, the military deploys soldiers to ensure no foreign incursion. However are ordered not to fire upon the Americans under any circumstances unless ordered by their NCO.

 

  •  Ottomans realize that the black substance found while making the Grand Irrigation system is actually Oil, and begin using it for various reasons. However this oil have been sitting in vats since the digging of the system several years ago.

 

  • Ottoman Ice Transports are now being guarded by military vessels in the event of an outbreak of war.

 

  • The Ottoman Military ensures the British Government that it will not build military constructions within 15 leagues of the border.

 

  • The Sultan once again makes a special appearance, however it was very much clear to the people that it took all his strength and willpower to stand and make his speech. He states "The Ottoman Empire shall not join any war of Aggression, but in the event of an attack on Russia, the Ottoman Empire will aid our allies." Ottoman officials believe this is said to help sway Russia from attacking anyone, since the Ottomans wouldn't provide support, but also sway the Westerners from attacking since they'd have to face the combined might of Russia and the Ottomans.

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February 1813 - January 1814

*(Since I have fallen behind in my posts and cannot catch up by normal means I am just going to list everything that has happened that is of importance)*

Major News:

  • Nicholas is brought back to Power in Russia as Prime Minister.
  • The United States builds the submarine and passes the blueprints to Spain and England who begin building their own.
  • Russian blockades have been recalled from England but are remaining in Asia.
  • Russia and Allies begin building the Battleship.
  • World is at the brink of war.
  • Dual Economy is strong for the N.A.U. however, Russia claiming it is no good, declares war on the new Dual Economy and threatens invasions of western nations if the Rubble is not used instead.
  • Western nations falling behind Central Powers militarily.
  • Ottomans accept British help in Antarctica.
  • Ottomans declare they will not aid Russia if Russia makes the "First strike" of war. However, Ottomans vow to protect their ally if the west makes the first strike. This is done in hopes of diverting both sides from attacking. 
  • Spanish forces ready for attack.
  • Defenses in Spain along the French boarder report ready to repel invasions.
  • Rio Grande River seeing influx of ships due to looming war.
  • Spain building ship yards in Mexico.
  • Oil is discovered. Spanish fleets being refitted to use oil rather than coal.
  • Ottoman Empire due to purchase Russian African Lands.
  • US Irrigation System put on hold due to possible war.
  • US and England announce they have sufficient troops to launch a counter invasion of Russia should Russia make the first shots of war.
  • Russian fleets becoming increasingly large.
  • Spain sends extra ships to Support the British Asian colonies and Spanish Pacific Colonies.
  • England threatens Russia with the release of Russian prisoners from Australia and the re-taking of the Russian Naval base in Tasmania.
  • N.A.U. is due to meet to discuss terms on which the world will stand down. Similar to an East-West Division Pact with both sides being required to give up some land and no longer trade with each other.

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March 1814 - December 1814

 

March 1814

Major News:

  • The North Atlantic Union announces the results of its meeting in Bern, Switzerland. The meeting between the Leaders of Spain, England, The United States, concluded with the creation of the Treaty of Bern. (Look under US Diplomacy Thread for the specific Details of the Treaty).
  • The N.A.U waits a reply from Russia. The location for the meeting was chosen due to Switzerland having close ties to both Prussia which is a Central Power, and Spain, as a Spanish colony. The Governors of Switzerland, appointed by King Diego are neutral as to the tensions and hostility arising between Russia and the west.
  • While awaiting a reply from Russia and the Ottoman Empire over the terms of this Treaty, the west continues preparing for war.
  • The United States and other N.A.U. Nations assure the Ottoman Empire and Russia, they will not be the ones to "Fire the First Shots" of War.
  • US Submarine Fleet growing.
  • N.A.U nations worried of Russia's ability to construct the Battleship and other Cruisers.
  • The US Constructs its version of the Battleship. The United States begins classifying its ships by naming them after States, Presidents, Cities and geographic locations.
  • The United States begins upgrading its logistics for naval and ground combat units.
  • US Scientists begin working on greatly improving weapons accuracy and naval speeds.. Of course all successful breakthroughs will be sent to Spain and England.
  • Russia announces its mines were detonated after sinking an unknown object. Possibly a submarine. The United States announces that all US Subs are accounted for. What ever it was, it wasn't a US submarine.

April 1814

Major News:

  • While Russia develops stationary fleets surrounded by underwater mines to stave off Western Subs. Western Nations announce that the subs can simply fire at the underwater mines damaging or sinking the Russian ships in their place. Should war ever arise, this method would be used.
  • As a sign of good faith towards the Ottomans, the United States orders its ships out of the Socotra Island Naval Base and to its ports along the Somali Coast, allowing the Ottomans to take claim of the Naval Base at their leisure.
  • The United States prepares to remove its troops from its Middle Eastern Colonies, as another sign of good faith towards the Ottomans showing them that the US has every intention of keeping the peace of its proposed Bern Treaty. However, US troops wont actually leave the colonies until the Ottomans accept the treaty.
  • US forces reach staggering new numbers of soldiers. (Note: I never listed the exact number of ships in my fleets or soldiers in my army as that would be a breach of national security secrets.) However, do not mistake my not writing the numbers for me not having large adequate forces to attack or defend with.)

May 1814

Major News:

  • The US Navy commissions its first Battleships. The United States has three classes of Battleships, named after the Great George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and General Alexander William (The person credited with the alliance between US and Sweden in the early days of the RP).
  • US Navy Researchers have breakthrough technology with the torpedo. By polarizing the firing tubes the torpedo is fired from and installing magnets into the nose of the torpedoes, US subs can fire the torpedoes and the torpedo can hone in on its target on its own. The force of the torpedo leaving the torpedo tubes prevents the magnet from turning the torpedo around and inflicting damage on US ships. The Polarized torpedo tubes allow less friction between the torpedo and its tube, allowing for greater speed and force upon firing. Also the polarization allows the torpedo to "Float" inside its tube so the magnet in the torpedo does not hit the US subs.
  • US Battleships are being constructed with 6inches thick armor siding and hulls and 13 inch deck guns. It can fire a 400 pound shell 3 miles. While The Battleships massive size makes it a slow ship, its power is devastating.
  • 2000 US Engineers ordered to continue building the American Irrigation System. The Irrigation System is passing the city of Seattle and moving south through the Cascade Mountains and Rocky Mountains farther East.
  • US Ship yards under construction are at 40% completion as it is vital they are built quickly.
  • US Panama Canal halfway completed The Canal should be completed by mid to late 1815.

June 1814

Major News:

  • US Tax equals 20 dollars per person. This tax raises $2,320,240,000 in income for the one month of taxes collected. This is staggering amount of money for this time. This allows the US to greatly fund other project, expand its military and navy and pay off the construction of vital structures. (I came to this result by multiplying the 20 dollars tax times the amount of people in the US at this time. This is how I arrived at my answer.)
  • England and Spain going to calculate how much they made in tax under the Dual Economy.
  • With this much money the US buys 200,000 tons of Diamonds, and further secures the mineral as the backbone of its Dual Economy Standard other than its intern Economy's success as its secondary Standard. In essence the US just failed proofed its economy's.

July 1814

Major News:

  • Firework display and naval 21 Gun Salute cancelled. "President declares it a "Waste of Gunpowder during times of international crisis".
  • Sahara Sand Storm over. US Colony of Libya under 8 inches of sand.
  • England announces its set tax is at 15 pounds per person under Dual Economy. Their tax has brought in an estimated 1,200,000,000 pounds.
  • England announces the Suez Canal is 50% complete.

August 1814

Major News:

  • US Atlantic Fleet Consists of 2000 Destroyers, 1000 Frigates, 900 Cruisers, 900 Mine Sweepers, 2000 Battleships and 1000 Submarines.
  • US Pacific Fleet consists of 1000 Destroyers, 1000, Frigates, 1100 Cruisers, 1100 Mine Sweepers, 1500 Battleships, and 1000 Submarines.
  • Rest of the ships in the US Navy on constant patrol between US colonies and US national shores.
  • Russia still experimenting will electricity. While some breakthroughs have been made, the United States begins focusing on the new form of energy as well.
  • US Somali colony preparing to house US troops coming from Middle East should Ottoman Empire accept terms of the Bern Treaty. (Note, US reserves the right here to forego the land swap if Russia declares war, as these lands will allow the US closer bases to Russian land) (However, Unless war is declared and the treaty is accepted, the US will willingly hand over its colonies in the Middle East to the Ottomans.)

September 1814

Major News:

  • September weather is warmer than expected.
  • Snow fall in Northwest US minimal.
  • American Irrigation System now entering the State of Oregon's Cascade Mountains. Farther East, American Irrigation System Halfway through the Idaho territory.
  • Another 1000 US engineers are put on the project hoping to complete the construction sooner.
  • Spanish engineers leaving State of Texas and entering New Mexico territory laying down American Irrigation System for Rocky Mountains. Spanish Engineers also continuing to build the other Irrigation System through California.

October 1814

Major News:

  • 1 million US forces deployed to US Philippines.
  • 2 Million Deployed to Taiwan,
  • 6 million Deployed to Alaska and
  • 6 million Deployed to Hawaii
  • US African Colonies are ready to defend themselves. However, only minimal reinforcements were sent to Africa.
  • 4 million troops sent to South American US colonies and Caribbean colonies.

November 1814

Major News:

  • Through all the turmoil in the world, the US Armed forces pause for a day to celebrate Thanksgiving.
  • Thanksgiving although announced by Former President Madison, is officially made a Federal US Holiday by President Wheeler.
  • Women Requesting the right to enlist in the US Armed forces.
  • Congress considers the request made for women to join the Armed forces.
  • New weapons constantly being developed by US Army and Navy.
  • Russia attempting radar technology.
  • US Attempts to develop radar as well. However, it is predicted that the capability for developing such technology is premature.

December 1814

Major News:

  • US Population breaking 100 million. From here on out, there are enough people in the United States that the government is expecting the US population to increase by 10million new births each year.
  • US Federal Government establishes FDA headquarters in Washington DC.
  • Library of Congress nearing completion. It should be completed by June 1815

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  • The Sultan made what is believed to be his last public appearance today to address the "Treaty of Bern" stating that this treaty is supported by the Ottoman Empire. However will only agree to the treaty if Russia agrees, as they do not want to seen as abandoning their ally.

 

  • Ottoman forces ordered not to retake the Socotra naval base, stating that although the base is on Ottoman sovereign territory, it is still a US base.

 

  • It is believed that the Sultan has an extremely negative take on the current Russian government, and this is causing many government officials to also be increasing hostile towards Russian diplomats in the capital. However, both Habib and Fayyad both believe that Russia is, the Ottomans closest and most important ally.

 

  • Ottomans begin building defenses around the Capital

 

  • The Ottoman military reaches its quota with relative ease, the quota is raised to one million active personnel. The "Woman's Corps" reaches nearly 50,000 personnel.

 

  • The Navy continues to build modern ships

 

  • The Sultan can barely move or talk without major help from his assistants. People wonder how he has managed to stay alive, after they saw his speech.

 

  • Habib establishes the "Council of Ministers" to increase centralization of the Imperial Government

 

  • Fayyad sent to Ethiopia to asses the military stationed there. However in a meeting with Habib, he expresses concern that the Russians may attempt to overthrow the monarchy in the Empire, just like how they took power away from Tzar Catherine. Habib assures his brother that the Imperial government would never disobey the Sultan

 

  • Habib founds the "National Athletic Association". The NAA is meant to help to provide the proper equipment and items for people wishing to be athletic. The NAA plans to build statiums and fields to help anyone learn or play athletic games.

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The flags were drawn down from the battlements, drawn from the castles and buildings. Lowered on the flag poles and in the parks throughout the nation. The entire nation was in mourning. The nearly the entire royal family had been tragically killed in a terrorist bombing. No longer will the Ottoman Empire be ruled by the Sultans, no longer. The provisional government has been established for an indefinite amount of time. Although the nation will continue, the Empire shall not. It is the final day of the Empire, as today the government signs the new constitution establishing the provisional government as the complete legitimate government.


Long live the Empire, glorious and immortal.

 

I shall now take my leave forever from this country, fore I can now see I am alone in this cold, dark world.

- Mulhim Al-Quarish,
Crown Prince of the Ottomans.

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