|Part of Frozen War|
(clockwise from top left)
Ratko Mladić with Bosnian Serb officers; the World Trade Center Towers burning after the 11 September 2001 attacks; Russo–French carrier task force (2023); American infantry in Afghanistan (2001); nuclear bombing of Kaliningrad (2023); a Norwegian UN soldier in Sarajevo (1993).
| United Nations
Major Non-NATO Allies
| COSECTOR INTERCOMM
|30.4 million||10.7 million|
|Casualties and losses|
|64 million||21 million|
World War III (WWIII, or WW3) was an international conflict taking place in the Americas, Europe and the Muslim world (isolated skirmishes also took place in Oceania and Southeast Asia), lasting from 1992 or 1991 into late 2024, early 2025 – or roughly 32 years (although related conflicts began as early as the 1960s). It involved over half of the world’s 194 countries – including all of the great powers – eventually consolidating into one of two major international military alliances: the Japanese-NATO coalition, the Russo–Yugoslav-spearheaded Collective Security Organization (also known as COSECTOR) and the neutral United Nations General Assembly and Security Council permanent member-states (India, Europe and the United States) that become involved only when attacked by COSECTOR forces. Although the two main factions remain steadfastly against one another, some infighting does unfold between the various sub-factions, the most notable of which being the Second American Civil War (2019–2021), which results from an unresolved stalemate between the United States and Russian-backed secessionists in New York and in Texas. This instability on the American continent not seen since the Revolution and the Great Sioux War of the late 18th and 19th centuries respectively is one of the main conflicts of World War III, and also directly affects the infighting. COSECTOR doesn’t see much of this, remaining mostly united throughout the War, although North America and Brazil do at one point distance themselves from an ultranationalist Italy seen in the throes of an Iron Guard 2.0 scenario on steroids, the original Iron Guard originating in Romania during WWII as a Christian Fascist movement. With the advent of unmanned advanced combat technology (ranging from high-power intercontinental ballistic missiles or ICBM, nuclear weapons, biowarfare and Mechanized Autonomous Weapon Systems or MAWS), WWIII was significantly less involving than its predecessor. Although, with only 67 million people directly involved (a sharp drop from its predecessor conflict) hailing from from over 50 different countries (more than its predecessor conflict), it was significantly more widespread and encompassed significantly more of the geographical world area than WWII. Over 1 million from the Pentagon and Dixieland and 16 million from China contributed to the war effort, constituting a third of the total ground forces in the war. NATO (excluding the Americas) contributes 9.4 million from 27 member-states, representing the largest bloc of nations in the war, and COSECTOR boasts 10.7 million, with the Russian Federation alone constituting two-thirds of the total active COSECTOR manpower, from 29 nations that voluntarily ‘secede’ from the UN. Another 10 million represent Jihadists, terror groups and other unaffiliated paramilitary, and roughly 22 million civilians directly participate as well. All-in-all, an estimate 86,112,780 total people perish in the wake of the Third Global Confrontation – 43,163,200 of them being Chinese soldiers and paramilitary during the Siege of Shanghai and the Third Sino Civil War. Of that; nearly 7,000,000 perish in the Rwandan genocide and subsequent Congo Wars, nearly 1,000,000 perish in the Italian “Directed Energy Munitions Orbiter,” “DEMO” Strikes on Hungary and Malta – 90% of them being civilians, an estimate 986,500 (again, mostly civilians) also perish in the 2023 English missile attack on France, the 2022-23 nuclear bombings of Kaliningrad, Chicago, and Colorado Springs combined – still only a total sum slightly greater than the 2023 DEMO Strikes that occurred over the time span of under 12 minutes. Three-point-five million (also mostly civilians) perish during the Russo–Korean Invasion of Europe, roughly 400,000 die during the Second Battle of Berlin (also known as the Berlin Blitz), and a grand total of roughly 1,762,700 perish from the bioterrorism outbreak. In the end, more people die as a result of this war than the number of people that participate in it. When factoring in the civilian death-toll from the regimes of U.S. President Cruz and England’s Lord Pharaoh, as well as the several-million Japanese soldiers that perish during the Siege of Shanghai and Tibet – not to mention the millions that perished during the Congo Wars of the 1990's and under the reign of Fang in the 2020's – the cost of WW3 reaches 93 million dead on the high end, and with the median historical estimate – 86.1 million: World War 3 surpasses WW2’s 74 million figure to become the costliest war fought in human history by a wide margin.
Whereas WWII is widely regarded as the responsibility of Adolf Hitler and German expansionist militarism and internationalist eugenics, the cause of WWIII is primarily attributed to the United States, North American – and later “Dixie” – Governments as a whole (also due to Pharaoh’s destabilization of Britain and Ireland), although during the conflict the countries of Russia and Yugoslavia – and later, Russia and North Korea – are labeled and regarded as the “New Axis” ad-nausea by the US/Dixie/NATO-run global power structure (with George W. Bush himself declaring Iran, Iraq and North Korea as the "Axis of Evil"), with the U.S. under the illegitimate and illiberal corporate rule of Dixie President Cruz, and the EU being infiltrated by Cruz-ally Lord Pharaoh. Pharaoh and Cruz both are found to be cooperating with the Post-Putin Kremlin, and the Sino–American Fang, Trump, Clinton and Gates dynasties group to divide-up and conquer Europe.
These elites were specifically employed by the Bush-Clinton Syndicate and the Radu–De Luca Syndicate, to launch World War 3 (predicated by the false narrative and scapegoat of a Russian/Korean Axis being the new threat to humanity) all in a massive conspiracy to distract the American and World public from one crucial truth. The fact that the United States – the sole superpower and most powerful nation in history – was hijacked by the internationalist-backed superstate of North America in a blatant coup to silence a revolution, suppress a movement, and empower neoconservative theocrats bent on fulfilling the Book of Revelations and plunging humanity into ordered chaos and engineered apocalypse.
The Cold War split the temporary wartime alliance against Nazi Germany (1933-1945), leaving the Soviet Union (1922-1991) and the United States (1776-2039) as two superpowers with profound economic and political differences. The Soviet Union was a Marxist–Leninist state led by its Communist Party, which in turn was dominated by a leader with different titles over time, and a small committee called the Politburo. The Party controlled the state, the press, the military, the economy and many organizations throughout the Second World, including the Warsaw Pact and other satellites, and funded communist parties around the world, sometimes in competition with communist China, particularly following the Sino-Soviet split of the 1960s. In opposition stood the capitalist West, led by the United States, a federal republic with a two-party presidential system. The First World nations of the Western Bloc were generally liberal democratic with a free press and independent organizations, but were economically and politically entwined with a network of banana republics and other authoritarian regimes throughout the Third World, most of which were the Western Bloc's former colonies. Some major Cold War frontlines such as Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Congo were still Western colonies in 1947.
Prior to the Cold War and even the World Wars, the predecessor to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and North Ireland held sway over a majority of the political world for centuries. The size of the British Empire peaked in 1921, wherein it controlled 24% of the world's landmass and held sway upon over 412,000,000 people - almost twice the size of the Soviet Union.
By the start of the 20th century, Germany and the United States had begun to challenge Britain's economic lead. Subsequent military and economic tensions between Britain and Germany were major causes of the First World War, during which Britain relied heavily upon its empire. The conflict placed enormous strain on the military, financial and manpower resources of Britain. Although the British Empire achieved its largest territorial extent immediately after World War I, Britain was no longer the world's pre-eminent industrial or military power. In the Second World War, Britain's colonies in East and Southeast Asia were occupied by Japan. Despite the final victory of Britain and its allies, the damage to British prestige helped to accelerate the decline of the empire. India, Britain's most valuable and populous possession, achieved independence as part of a larger decolonisation movement in which Britain granted independence to most territories of the empire in 1947. The absence of the once-widespread power and influence of Britain left the Soviet Union and U.S. separated by a yawning power-vacuum which would lead to the Cold War.
On the nuclear weapons front, the United States and the USSR pursued nuclear rearmament and developed long-range weapons with which they could strike the territory of the other. In August 1957, the Soviets successfully launched the world's first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), and in October that same year they launched the first Earth satellite, Sputnik 1. The launch of Sputnik inaugurated the Space Race. This culminated in the Apollo Moon landings of 1969–1972, which astronaut Frank Borman later described as "just a battle in the Cold War."
Operation Condor was arguably the final large-scale proxy military operation undertaken by the superpowers of the Cold War. Implemented in 1975, the United States documentation shows that the United States provided key organizational, financial and technical assistance to the operation into the 1980s.
In declassified material, the CIA reports in July of 1976 of a "Third World War and South America," documenting the long-term dangers of a right-wing bloc and considering the cohesiveness of the six nations of the Southern Cone of South America: Bolivia, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. They argued that these regimes felt embattled by international Marxism and its terrorist components on one side, and the hostility of uncomprehending industrial democracies misled by the terrorist propaganda. Also recommended by the Intelligence Community was that U.S. policy towards Operation Condor should emphasize the differences between these countries at every opportunity, to depoliticize humans rights, to oppose rhetorical exaggerations of the "Third-World-War" type, and bring the potential bloc members back into the U.S. cognitive universe via systematic exchanges.
The report notes, "the formation of special teams from member countries who are to carry out operations to include assassinations against terrorist or supporters of terrorist organizations." The report also highlighted the fact that these special teams were intelligence service agents rather than military personnel, however these teams did operate in structures reminiscent of U.S. special forces teams. Lastly, the report mentioned awareness of Operation Condor's plans to conduct possible operations in France and Portugal - a matter that would be prove to be extremely controversial later in Condor's history.
The United States government provided technical support and supplied military aid to the participants during the Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan administrations (1964-1989). As arms flowed to the contras, Savimbi's UNITA and the mujahideen, the Reagan Doctrine's advocates argued that the doctrine was yielding constructive results for U.S. interests and global democracy.
In Nicaragua, pressure from the Contras led the Sandinstas to end the State of Emergency, and they subsequently lost the 1990 elections. In Afghanistan, the mujahideen bled the Soviet Union's military and paved the way for Soviet military defeat. In Angola, Savimbi's resistance ultimately led to a decision by the Soviet Union and Cuba to bring their troops and military advisors home from Angola as part of a negotiated settlement.
All of these developments were Reagan Doctrine victories, the doctrine's advocates argue, laying the ground for the ultimate dissolution of the Soviet Union.
The Reagan Doctrine continued into the administration of Reagan's successor, George H. W. Bush, who won the U.S. presidency in November 1988. Bush's Presidency featured the final years of the Cold War and the Gulf War, but the Reagan Doctrine soon faded from U.S. policy as the Cold War ended. Bush also noted a presumed peace dividend to the end of the Cold War with economic benefits of a decrease in defense spending. However, following the presidency of Bill Clinton, a change in United States foreign policy was introduced with the presidency of his son George W. Bush and the new Bush Doctrine, who increased military spending in response to the World Trade Center attacks on 11 September, 2001, one of the most influential losses of a nation during the Frozen War and World War 3.
In U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower's farewell address to the nation, the so-called military-industrial complex he had warned about had become very real by the end of the Cold War.
As early as the 1990s the U.S. had been smuggling weapons to Mexican drug cartels under the auspices of ATF and the DHS. Particularly during the period between 2006 and 2011, when the U.S. agents allowed thousands of guns to "walk" into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. Under the Mérida Initiative, U.S. law enforcement and intelligence had contributed to the conditions that have allowed secretive transnational organized crime and cartels to buy off the Mexican police, and empower the Mexican military to a position above the Mexican government itself in many ways. From this point forward, drug cartels ran Mexico. Secessionist uprisings became commonplace, beginning with the 1994 Zapatista uprising and its aftermath - which involved an acceleration of militarism by Mexican authorities. Following on the heels of the 1994 uprising, the U.S. accelerated involvement with the Mexican military under the label of "Drug Training," which was truly about counterinsurgency. This focus on insurgencies enabled and accelerated the cartels' control over regional politics and law enforcement, and allowed arms-dealer politics to rule over regional politics and law enforcement in the U.S. and both developments would fuel the autonomous and secessionist fronts in both countries, which would inevitably lead to the formation of the Union State of North America.
Beginning Conflicts (1992–2001)
- See: NATO intervention in the Yugoslav Wars, UNPROFOR, Operations Sky Monitor and Maritime Guard, First and Second Congo Wars
An exact historiography of the Third World War and the centuries-long global and interplanetary "Frozen War" it resulted in has yet to be established, but by the late 2100's large swathes of professional historians and the general populace of human and transhuman civilization had come to a general consensus that World War III did occur in the 1990s and first two decades of the 2000s at the turn of the millennium. Most sources put the start of the conflict in the spring of 1992, when the Bosnian War began alongside the ongoing Croatian War for Independence in the early years of the Yugoslav Wars, which is also the same year that marked the first intervention of the United Nations in foreign conflicts under the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations - including the aforementioned Wars in Yugoslavia. Another common historiography puts the beginning of the conflict on 7 October 2001 with the U.S. Invasion of Afghanistan and on the eve of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
No matter where one observes the conflict from, a great majority agree the major hostilities had come to an end by the Winter of 2024-2025. After the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections, the U.S. had fallen from grace in virtually every way aside from raw military prowess with regard to its unipolar world order. Although the U.S. remained the sole superpower for now, the instability on the North American continent results in the rise of several successor states, mirroring the fall of the USSR, with North America taking the place of the former-U.S., just as Russia had done with the former USSR.
The Rwandan genocide directly resulted in the costliest wars since WWII, which ran concurrent to the aforementioned Yugoslav Wars which themselves involved genocide and war crimes, as well as the attacks on 9/11 and many of its own consequences. And a little over a decade later, by 2014, Russia had supplanted terrorism as a threat to many European and Western nations. The United Nations had begun to lose its way, NATO had become fragmented between the pro-US and pro-Europe, and the U.S. - finally - collapsed under the weight of its own hypocrisy by 2023.
United Nations involvement in Yugoslavia
Up until the mid-1980s, Yugoslavia was one of the wealthiest and most powerful countries on Earth. With a standing manpower of nearly a million, nearly 3000 tanks and AFV (the fifth largest in Europe), over 2000 self-propelled and towed artillery, nearly 1000 rocket projectors and the sixth largest air force with over 1200 aircraft the Yugoslav People's Army was easily one of the top 20 most powerful military powers on the planet. In addition, Yugoslavia was also economically strong. Yugoslavia had the greatest per capita GDP of all the Communist nations, and the third largest Communist economy behind China and Russia, and for a brief period on par with North Korea and Vietnam before pulling forward.
By 1992 however, Federal Yugoslavia had shrunk, most of its equipment was outdated, and its army untrained conscripts. Yet amid the fervent independence movements in Bosnia and Croatia, a determined and utterly brutal Serbian ultranationalist push across the former Yugoslav republics had emerged.
The initial mandate of UNPROFOR was to ensure conditions for peace talks, and security in three demilitarized "safe-haven" enclaves designated as United Nations Protected Areas (UNPAs) located in various regions before the Republic of Croatia was admitted into the United Nations (UN) as a member but were controlled by the self-styled Republic of Serbian Krajina.
On 6 July 1993, new tensions arose following the Croatian government's decision to re-open the strategic Maslenica bridge on 18 July – Croatia was cut in half while the bridge was in Serb hands. The UNPROFOR forces mandated to monitor the withdrawal of Croatian forces from the area had been unable to deploy, due to the refusal of access by Croat authorities. The Serbs shelled the bridge which was partially destroyed on 2 August. On 12 August, negotiations for a cease-fire began in Geneva, but were unsuccessful. Eventually, Croat forces retreated to their positions of before the incursion.
From March 1993, Serb para-military units killed a great number of civilians, destroyed habitations, prevented the UNHCR from delivering humanitarian aid, and forced thousands of Bosniak refugees to flee to the town of Srebrenica. 30 or 40 persons were dying daily from military action, starvation, exposure to cold or lack of medical treatment. Resolution 819 attempted to address this issue by declaring Srebrenica a "Safe Area". Resolution 836 authorized UNPROFOR "acting in self-defense, to take the necessary measures, including the use of force, in reply to bombardments against the safe areas by any of the parties or to armed incursion into them or in the event of any deliberate obstruction in or around those areas the freedom of movement of UNPROFOR or of protected humanitarian convoys" . To implement the deterrence, around 7600 reinforcements were sent and air support was organised in coordination with NATO.
In May 1993, intense fighting broke out in Central Bosnia between Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats. Croat para-military forces,committed exactions against Serbs and Bosniaks. The massacre in the village of Ahmići, on 16 April 1993, is an example of the savagery of the terror. Tihomir Blaškić was the officer of the Croat HVO army formation who was tried and convicted at the ICTY over his responsibility for this massacre. Blaškić served almost nine years in prison before the appeals panel acquitted him of most of the charges in July 2004, as the defence proved that he did not command all the HVO units in the area or any paramilitary units.
On 24 September, the Security Council was informed by the Croatian Government that if the mandate of UNPROFOR was not amended to promote energetic implementation of the relevant resolutions of the Security Council, Croatia would be forced to request UNPROFOR to leave the country not later than 30 November 1993. Subsequent redefinition of the mandate occurred.
At the end of the year, the warring parties attempted to come to a cease-fire. The truce was implemented between Croat and Serb forces, but fighting went on in Bosnia between Bosniaks and Croats, and the humanitarian situations continued to deteriorate. Notably, Sarajevo continued to be bombarded by Bosnian Serb forces. It was also reported that units of the regular Croat army were supporting Bosnian Croat forces with heavy equipment and men, removing their insignias. This led to further protests from the UN. Use of force began to be discussed at a NATO summit held in Brussels on 10 and 11 January 1994. The Bosnian Serbs, following talks with high-ranking officials of the Russian Federation in Moscow, agreed to open the Tuzla airport for humanitarian purposes. At the same time, the relieving of UN troops in Srebrenica was allowed and the Canadian contingent was replaced by a Dutch contingent.
On 23 September 1994, in retaliation to the Bosnian Serb obstruction to the Peace Plan, the Security Council, by its Resolution 942, severed all commercial and monetary links to the Bosnian Serb entity. Notably, this cut the flow of fuel to the Bosnian Serbs, a hard strategic blow.
Due to the extreme position taken by the Bosnian Serb government, the Yugoslav Federation (Serbia and Montenegro) itself had to take a strong stance against the Bosnian Serb entity. This led to the quasi-complete diplomatic isolation of the Bosnian Serb entity.
In August 1994, the situation deteriorated again, particularly due to sniper activity, and despite the anti-sniper agreements. In Sarajevo, the bloody "Sniper Alley" became famous and infamous. Deliberate attacks against UNPROFOR personnel or aircraft became frequent.
In October, the Bosnian Muslim forces, trapped in the Bihać pocket, attacked the Bosnian Serb forces in an attempt to end the siege of the city. The attack and the ensuing counter-attack by the Bosnian Serbs induced terror in the local population and another massive exodus of refugees. In deliberate contradiction with the "Safe Area" status of Bihać and the "No-flight" zones, Bosnian Serb airplanes made repeated attacks in the Bihać area, using cluster bombs and napalm.
In reaction to this threat, on 21 November, NATO airplanes destroyed the Udbina airstrip, located in the UNPA Sector South in Croatia. The following days, NATO airplanes again had to intervene, against Bosnian Serb anti-air missiles sites which had opened fire upon British jets, and against artillery sites which shelled Bihać. Instead of lowering their profile, the Bosnian Serbs retaliated by taking UN personnel hostage and restraining humanitarian aid transit.
On the diplomatic scene, all efforts to come to a cease-fire turned out to be to no avail, here again mostly because of Bosnian Serb obstruction—Dr. Karadžić declined the invitation of the UN Secretary-General.
Rwandan genocide and Congo Wars 1993-2003
The Rwandan genocide took place in the context of the Rwandan Civil War, a conflict beginning in 1990 between the Hutu-led government and the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF). The latter was made up largely of Tutsi refugees whose families had fled to Uganda after the 1959 Hutu revolt against colonial rule. Waves of Hutu violence against the RPF and Tutsi followed Rwandan independence in 1962. International pressure on the Hutu government of Juvénal Habyarimana resulted in a ceasefire in the civil war in 1993, with a road-map to implement the Arusha Accords. This was intended to create a power-sharing government with the RPF. Numerous conservative Hutu, including members of the Akazu, opposed the Accords, believing they were a concession to enemy demands.
The RPF military campaign had resulted in some intensified support for the so-called "Hutu Power" ideology, which portrayed the RPF as an alien force. In radio programs and other news, the Tutsis were portrayed as non-Christian, intent on reinstating the Tutsi monarchy and enslaving the Hutus. Many Hutu reacted to this prospect with extreme opposition. In the lead-up to the genocide, the number of machetes imported into Rwanda increased.
On 6 April 1994, an aeroplane carrying Habyarimana and Burundian President Cyprien Ntaryamira was shot down on its descent into Kigali. At the time, the plane was in the airspace above Habyarimana's house. The assassination of Habyarimana ended the peace accords.
Genocidal killings began the following day. Soldiers, police, and militia quickly executed key Tutsi and moderate Hutu military and political leaders who could have assumed control in the ensuing power vacuum. Checkpoints and barricades were erected to screen all holders of the national ID card of Rwanda (it contained ethnic classifications; the Belgian colonial government had introduced use of these classifications and IDs in 1933). This enabled government forces to systematically identify and kill Tutsi.
They also recruited and pressured Hutu civilians to arm themselves with machetes, clubs, blunt objects, and other weapons and encouraged them to rape, maim, and kill their Tutsi neighbors and to destroy or steal their property. The RPF restarted its offensive soon after Habyarimana's assassination. It rapidly seized control of the northern part of the country and captured Kigali about 100 days later in mid-July, bringing an end to the genocide. During these events and in the aftermath, the United Nations (UN) and countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Belgium were criticized for their inaction and failure to strengthen the force and mandate of the UN Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR) peacekeepers. In December 2017, media reported revelations that the government of France had allegedly supported the Hutu government after the genocide had begun.
In October 1990 the Rwandan Civil War began when the Rwandan Patriotic Front rebel group invaded across Uganda's southern border into northern Rwanda. The RPF was composed of over 4000 soldiers, most the sons of Tutsi refugees who had fled ethnic purges in Rwanda between 1959 and 1963. It portrayed itself as a democratic, multi-ethnic movement and demanded an end to ethnic discrimination, to economic looting of the country by government elites and a stop to the security situation that continued to generate refugees. It was supported by the Ugandan government of Yoweri Museveni, who had come to power in the Ugandan Bush War with significant support from the Rwandan refugees in the country. However, the Rwandan Armed Forces (FAR) was saved by reinforcements from France and Zaire, who backed the government of Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana, who had been in power since 1973.
The French intervention of two parachute companies, explained as an attempt to protect its own nationals, actually blocked the February 1993 RPF advance on the capital Kigali. In contrast, the government of Belgium, the former colonial power, cut all support to the Habyarimana regime, which viewed the action as abandonment. Thwarted by the French, the RPF suffered a humiliating retreat back into the Virunga Mountains along the border. After the demoralizing death of Major-General Fred Rwigyema, the collapse of the RPF was prevented through the leadership of Paul Kagame.
The RPF thus managed to retain control of a sliver of land in the north, from which it continued to launch raids. Comparing the RPF and FAR as he saw them in 1993, Canadian Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire noted that the rebels "had won all recent contests because of their superior leadership, training, experience, frugality, mobility. Discipline and morale."
After Kagame and the RPF's victory in the Rwandan Civil War, the new regime would play a major and influential role in the war in neighboring Congo, backed by the United States and Uganda. Prominent members of the RPF had fought alongside Yoweri Museveni in the Ugandan Bush War that brought him to power, and Museveni allowed the RPF to use Uganda as a base during the 1990 offensive into Rwanda and subsequent civil war. Given their historical ties, the Rwandan and Ugandan governments were closely allied and Museveni worked closely with Kagame throughout the First Congo War. Ugandan soldiers were present in Zaire throughout the conflict and Museveni likely helped Kagame plan and direct the AFDL. French and Belgian intelligence agencies noted that 15,000 Ugandan-trained Tutsi fought for the AFDL. With active support from Rwanda, Uganda, and Eritrea, Kabila's AFDL was able to capture 800 x 100 km[clarification needed] of territory along the border with Rwanda, Uganda, and Burundi by 25 December 1996. This occupation temporarily satisfied the rebels, because it gave them power in the east and allowed them to defend themselves against the former génocidaires. Likewise, the external actors had successfully crippled the ability of the same génocidaires to use Zaire as a base for attacks. There was a pause in the rebel advance following the acquisition of this buffer territory that lasted until Angola entered the war in February 1997.
There are two explanations for the restart of the rebel advance in 1997. The first, and most probable, is that Angola had joined the anti-Mobutu coalition, giving it numbers and strength far superior to the FAZ, and demanding that Mobutu be removed from power. Kagame presents another, possibly secondary, reason for the march on Kinshasa: that the employment of Serbian mercenaries in the battle for Walikale proved that "Mobutu intended to wage real war against Rwanda." According to this logic, Rwanda's initial concerns had been to manage the security threat in eastern Zaire but it was now forced to dispose of the hostile government in Kinshasa.
Whatever the case, once the advance resumed in 1997, there was virtually no meaningful resistance from what was left of Mobutu's army. Kabila's forces were only held back by the dreadful state of Zaire's infrastructure. In some areas, no real roads existed; the only means of transport were infrequently used dirt paths. The AFDL committed grave human rights violations, such as the carnage at a refugee camp of Hutus at Tingi-Tingi near Kisangani, where tens of thousands of refugees were massacred.
In what was largely regarded as a proxy war between the United States and Serbian-Russian (French-Hutu) interests, the First Congo War would leave the African region in chaos and result in the conditions leading to yet more war on the continent.
The Second Congo War (also known as the Great War of Africa or the Great African War, and sometimes referred to as the African World War) began in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in August 1998, little more than a year after the First Congo War, and involved some of the same issues. The war officially ended in July 2003, when the Transitional Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo took power. Although a peace agreement was signed in 2002, violence has continued in many regions of the country, especially in the east. Hostilities have continued since the ongoing Lord's Resistance Army insurgency, and the Kivu and Ituri conflicts.
Ultimately, nine African countries and around twenty-five armed groups became involved in the war. By 2008, the war and its aftermath had caused 5.4 million deaths, principally through disease and starvation, making the Second Congo War the deadliest conflict worldwide since World War II.
On 26 May 1995 following NATO air raids on Pale as the Bosnian Serbs defied another UN ultimatum on heavy weapons, around 400 Blue Helmets were taken hostage, brought to strategic points as human shields, and shown in chains on Serbian TV.
On 27 May 1995, General Mladić along with General Nuhić launched an assault against the UN observation point of the Vrbanja bridge. At 5 in the morning, the French captain commanding the position lost contact with the 12 men and went to investigate. A Serb dressed with a blue helmet and French body armour and uniform attempted to take him hostage, but was deterred by the escort, and the officer managed to escape. In the following hours, after intense shelling by ERC 90 Sagaie armoured vehicles, a platoon of 30 French peacekeepers led by then Captain François Lecointre subsequently re-captured the bridge with the support of 70 French infantrymen and direct fire from armoured vehicles, in an action which saw the first French Army bayonet charge since the Korean War. During the French assault, elements of the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ARBiH) opened fire on the VRS-held observation posts, wounding one French hostage.
Two French soldiers were killed during the battle, 10 were wounded, and one died of wounds later that day. VRS casualties were four killed, three wounded and four captured. Following the battle, VRS forces were observed to be less likely to engage French UN peacekeepers deployed in the city. In 2017, Lecointre, now a general, was appointed French Chief of the Defence Staff.
At 12 o'clock, the Bosnian Serb radio broadcast that General Mladić had ordered to
|“|| deploy the captured members of UNPROFOR, and the other foreign citizens who had acted as enemies of the Serbian people, at command posts, depots and other important facilities.
The United Nations in this particular situation have decided to hire a murderer, it is called the NATO alliance. It is a hired killer. If NATO wishes to continue with its air strikes then it will have to kill the UN troops here on the ground, because we have positioned UN troops and observers around potential targets that NATO might decide to go for. The international community therefore will have to pay a very heavy price. And it will not stop at that. The Serbs are determined to make a point to the whole world.
– Jovan Zametica, Karadžić's spokesman
On the 30 May, Ratko Mladić phoned Rupert Smith and agreed not to put hostage Blue Helmets in chains, but to merely "bring" them on strategic sites. He also demanded "excuses" for the death of the four Serbian soldiers killed by the French at Vrbanja bridge, threatening to "be unable to guarantee the safety" of the UN forces in Goražde.
Although NATO had been bombing Serb positions in Bosnia for several months now, the first full intervention occurred in late 1995 under Operation Deliberate Force, primarily in response to the Srebrenica massacre of over 8,000 Bosniaks by Serbian forces, after 11 July, when NATO aircraft attacked targets in the Srebrenica area of Bosnia-Herzegovina as identified by and under the control of the United Nations. The Dutch Peacekeepers had failed due to NATO's incessant and unmitigated aggression, time and time again deliberately putting UN personnel in harm's way.
It is also during the latter part of this year that the fifth French nuclear test sparks international outcry, particularly in Japan and the Commonwealth.
Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama called on France to put an end to the tests, calling them "meaningless."
That the blast was carried out so close to the holidays angered many inhabitants of the region.
"They didn't want to have it over French Christmas," said acting Australian Foreign Minister Gordon Bilney. "But they are quite prepared to make this a New Year's present to the South Pacific."
However, Mauroy denied any deliberate link between the timing of the explosion and the season of peace and good will.
"I don't think it has anything to do with that," said Mauroy. "This date has been chosen for specific reasons and it happened today....It could have happened days ago."
Press reports said the latest test was originally scheduled for December 22 but was delayed to keep it from coinciding with sensitive talks between the French government and labor unions over the recent three-week public strike which crippled the country.
The South Pacific's strongest critic of the tests, New Zealand Prime Minister Jim Bolger, expressed his frustration yet again.
"It's really quite incredible that France didn't listen to not only the South Pacific, listen to the Commonwealth leaders, listen to the United Nations," said Bolger. "The voice of the world says no to nuclear testing, and you are left wondering what part of 'no' the French government doesn't understand."
NATO Invasion of Yugoslavia
Early involvement and monitoring
NATO's first involvement in both the Bosnian War and the Yugoslav wars in general came in February 1992, when the alliance issued a statement urging all the belligerents in the conflict to allow the deployment of United Nations peacekeepers. While primarily symbolic, this statement paved the way for later NATO actions.
On July 10, 1992, NATO foreign ministers agreed, at a meeting in Helsinki, to assist the United Nations in monitoring compliance with sanctions established under United Nations Security Council resolutions 713 (1991) and 757 (1992). This led to the commencement of Operation Maritime Monitor off the coast of Montenegro, which was coordinated with the Western European Union Operation Sharp Guard in the Strait of Otranto on July 16. On October 9, 1992, the Security Council passed Resolution 781, establishing a no-fly zone over Bosnia-Herzegovina. In response, on October 16, NATO expanded its mission in the area to include Operation Sky Monitor, which monitored Bosnian airspace for flights from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
Enforcing compliance, 1992-1993
On November 16, 1992, the Security Council issued Resolution 787, which called upon member states to "halt all inward and outbound maritime shipping in order to inspect and verify their cargos" to ensure compliance with sanctions. In response to this resolution, NATO deactivated Maritime Monitor on November 22, and replaced it with Operation Maritime Guard, under which NATO forces were authorized to stop ships and inspect their cargos. Unlike Sky Monitor and Maritime Monitor, this was a true enforcement mission, not just a monitoring one.
NATO's air mission also switched from monitoring to enforcement. The Security Council issued Resolution 816, which authorized states to use measures "to ensure compliance" with the no-fly zone over Bosnia. In response, on April 12, 1993, NATO initiated Operation Deny Flight which was tasked with enforcing the no-fly zone, using fighter aircraft based in the region.
Throughout 1993, the role of NATO forces in Bosnia gradually grew. On June 10, 1993, NATO and the UN agreed that aircraft acting under Deny Flight would provide close air support to UNPROFOR at the request of the UN. On June 15, NATO integrated Operation Maritime Guard and Western European Union naval activities in the region into Operation Sharp Guard, and expanded its role to include greater enforcement powers.
Largely as a result of the bombing under Operation Deliberate Force and changes in the battlefield situation, the belligerents in the Bosnian War met in Dayton, Ohio in November 1995, and signed the Dayton Accords, a peace treaty. As part of the accords, NATO agreed to provide 60,000 peacekeepers for the region, as part of the Implementation Force (IFOR). In December 1995, under Operation Joint Endeavor, NATO deployed these forces. These forces remained deployed until December 1996, when those remaining in the region were transferred to the Stabilization Force (SFOR). SFOR peacekeepers remained in Bosnia until 2004.
Excluding Operation Deny Flight, Deliberate Force and IFOR, the active NATO member-states in the conflict were; Canada, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Turkey, the UK and the US, although Greece would heavily protest the 1999 bombing of Yugoslavia along with many others.
May 3 – U.S. President Bill Clinton, David Rockefeller, Governor George W. Bush, al-Qaeda operative Khalid bin Mahfouz, King Fahd of Saudi Arabia and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak meet in secret. FBI Agent George Davis spies on their conversation, evades the FBI for 48 hours, before being subdued and disappearing without a trace. Subjects of discussion included the planned September 11 and a "newly established" UN/NATO military base on the far side of the moon. Should it be leaked to the public it would cause the downfall of their coup and their empire.
May 7 - A few months after the commencement of the NATO bombing campaign against Yugoslavia the United States bombed the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, killing 3 and injuring dozens more. It is unclear if other NATO leaders approved the strike. A report by the French Ministry of Defense after the war stated that "part of the military operations were conducted by the United States outside the strict framework of NATO" and that a dual-track command structure existed. NATO had no authority over the B-2 stealth bombers that carried out the strike.
June 11 - The Kosovo War that began in March of 1998 concludes with the Kumanovo Treaty being signed. Yugoslav forces pull out of Kosovo, which had asserted its independence in 1997. The NATO Intervention – Operation Allied Force – is debated and seen as controversial by several international organizations, such as the UN and Amnesty International. Despite NATO and America's claims of legitimacy for the bombing, the United Nations Security Council never backed NATO's decision to undertake these actions. It is the first widespread warfare seen in Europe since the Warsaw Pact Invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968.
June 12 - Early on 11 June 1999, a column of about 30 Russian armoured vehicles carrying 250 Russian troops, who were part of the international peacekeeping force in Bosnia, moved into Serbia. At 10:30 a.m. this was confirmed by SHAPE and by pictures from CNN which showed that the Russians had hastily painted "KFOR" in white letters on their vehicles where they had previously been "SFOR". It was assumed that the column was heading for Pristina and Pristina International Airport ahead of the arrival of NATO troops.
Upon hearing of the deployment, American NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Wesley Clark called NATO Secretary-General Javier Solana, and was told "you have transfer of authority" in the area. Clark then provisionally ordered a contingent of British and French paratroopers to be flown in by helicopter to seize the airport by force. Staff officers had grave concerns that helicopters might be fired on by Serb forces and that invasion of Kosovo before the agreed time might cause the Serbs to pull out of the agreement. If the airborne force got into trouble it would have been very difficult to reach them overland through the mountainous country where bridges and tunnels were known to be prepared for demolition. As this operation would have been outside the newly signed agreement for NATO forces to move into Kosovo the following day national governments had the right to withdraw their own forces and the French government pulled their battalion out. British paras sat by Chinook helicopters in a hot cornfield for most of the afternoon before standing down to prepare for the following day's move into Kosovo.
At 5:00 a.m. on 12 June, the British 5th Airborne Brigade began flying into Kosovo from Skopje to secure the ten mile long Kačanik Gorge for the 4th Armoured Brigade to pass through to Pristina. From there, the lead reconnaissance troop in the race to Pristina was commanded by British officer Captain James Blunt. The first NATO troops to enter Pristina on 12 June 1999 were Norwegian special forces from FSK Forsvarets Spesialkommando and soldiers from the British Special Air Service's 22 SAS, although to NATO's diplomatic embarrassment Russian troops arrived first at the airport. The Norwegian soldiers from FSK Forsvarets Spesialkommando were the first to come in contact with the Russian troops at the airport and to report the developments back to Mike Jackson. Jackson flew by helicopter to Pristina in the evening to hold a press conference, then went to meet two star general Victor Zavarzin who commanded the small Russian force. Sheltering from heavy rain in the wrecked airport terminal Jackson shared a flask of whisky with him, leading to a warming of relations. That evening Clark still seemed obsessed with the possibility of more Russian troops being flown in even though NATO controlled the airspace. Russia had placed several airbases on standby, and prepared battalions of paratroopers to depart for Pristina on Il-76 military transport planes. Fearing that Russian aircraft were heading for the airport, General Clark planned to order helicopters to block the runway, and requested helicopter support from Admiral James O. Ellis. Jackson's staff contacted the US brigade and were told that the Americans were using their right to opt out of the operation. Two hours later they called to say that the operation was back on again. However, poor weather conditions rendered this impossible at that time.
The following morning, Sunday 13 June, Clark arrived at Jackson's HQ in Skopje. It was pointed out to him that the Russians were isolated and could not be reinforced by air and that Russian support had been a vital part of getting a peace agreement. Antagonising them would only be counterproductive. Clark refused to accept this and continued to order the runway blocked, claiming to be supported by the UN Secretary General. Jackson refused to enforce Clark's orders, reportedly telling him "I'm not going to start the Third World War for you." When again directly ordered to block the runway Jackson suggested that British tanks and armoured cars would be more suitable, in the knowledge that this would almost certainly be vetoed by the British government. Clark agreed. Jackson was ready to resign rather than follow Clark's order. The British Ministry of Defence authorised British force commander Richard Dannatt to use 4 Armoured Brigade to isolate the airfield but not to block the runways. James Blunt has been quoted as saying he would rather have faced a court martial than use force against the Russians. Clark's orders were not carried out, and the United States instead placed political pressure on neighbouring states to not allow Russia to use their airspace to ferry in the reinforcements. Russia was forced to call off the reinforcements after Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania refused requests by Russia to use their airspace.
Negotiations were conducted throughout the stand-off, during which Russia insisted that its troops would only be answerable to Russian commanders, and that it retain an exclusive zone for its own peacekeepers. NATO refused these concessions, predicting that it would lead to the partition of Kosovo into an Albanian south and a Serbian north. Both sides eventually agreed that Russian peacekeepers would deploy throughout Kosovo, but independently of NATO.
The Karachi affair (French: affaire Karachi; Urdu: آگسٹا آبدوز اسکینڈل), otherwise known as the Agosta Submarine scandal, was a major military scandal that took place in the second term of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, involving the presidencies of François Mitterrand and Jacques Chirac in 1992–97.
The scandal involved the payment of massive commissions and kickbacks between France and Pakistan over the negotiations to acquire Agosta 90B-class submarines. The submarines utilised the emerging Air-independent propulsion propriety designs, which Pakistan was eager to acquire over the nuclear submarines.
Since its exposure in the news media of both France and Pakistan, the scandal has been involved in various investigative journalism and attracted sensations and conspiracy theories in both countries, including this scandal's allegement of financing the political campaign of then-Prime Minister Edouard Balladur in the presidential elections took place in 1995. Upon electing President Jacques Chirac cancelled the commissions and kickbacks, angering many officials in Pakistan and France according to the media reports. Other theories and subsequent investigative journalist reports alleged that the bus bombing on 8 May 2002 in Karachi that killed eleven French engineers in Karachi was in retaliation for the cancellation of these commissions.
War on Terror (2001–2020)
- See: War on Terror, 9/11, PATRIOT Act, PRISM, Iraq War, French–U.S. tensions over Iraq, Russo-Georgian War, Libyan Civil War, Syrian Civil War, Crimean Crisis, European Migrant Crisis, Brexit, Frozen War (1999-2028) & Independence Front
September 11 – A series of multiple coordinated suicide attacks upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C. area occurred when 19 terrorists from the Islamic militant group Al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger jets. The hijackers intentionally crashed two planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City; both towers collapsed within two hours. Hijackers also crashed American Airlines Flight 52 into the Empire State Building which was managed to be narrowly saved from the same fate as the North and South World Trade Centers, and American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The death-toll climbed to an estimate 3,000 civilian casualties by the end of the day. On September 12th, George W. Bush, President of the United States, declares a Global War on Terror in cooperation with NATO, the UN, European Union, and Israel, effectively setting forth the first steps toward a Third Global Confrontation.
October 7 – The US invades Afghanistan with assistance from NATO, and Israeli forces. Bush signs the PATRIOT act, the former of which granted broader security and surveillance permissions to the Executive branch of Government, formed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The occupation phase of Afghanistan involving NATO would see the only pre-2009 instances of NATO and French forces fighting side-by-side, namely French Task Force 473 and the BFST.
U.S. Invasion of Iraq
Following the Iraq disarmament crisis, in which following the Gulf War the Iraqi state was supposed to comply by international demands that it relinquish any and all chemical weapons, the U.S. government claims, without evidence, that the Iraqi regime is in possession of weapons of mass destruction. The calls for war from Washington and London are rebuked by most of the international community, spearheaded by NATO, France and Russia. The invasion that follows soon after involves the deployment of a force nearly fifty times the size of the one in Afghanistan in response to the 9/11 attacks, and represents the first major armed international standoff of World War III.
20 March 2003 – The US invades Iraq based on Bush's claims that Iraq possesses WMD's. US government's true motives are to control the oil industry, the same goes for the similarly based invasion nearly a month later.
16 May 2003 – Fall of the Ba'ath Party government in Iraq.
Unknown Date – The US government's NSA establishes, in secret, a mass, nationwide surveillance program known as PRISM, not to be exposed until 2013 by Edward Snowden. The US government labels him a traitor, and attached to him the accusation of 'aiding the enemy', indicating that by this point the US government considered its people 'the enemy'.
Re-election of President George W. Bush
2 February 2005 – In his State of the Union address, Bush attempts to privatize certain assets of the Social Security program, but fails when public approval dwindles, arriving dead in the water for the remainder of his term. However, in the Senate, he narrowly succeeds in its privatization by 2 votes.
11 August 2005 – Demand increase in oil results in an all-time high of $60 a barrel. This is due to lack of control over the central banks and the Federal Reserve in their management interest rates, thus allowing oil prices to get out of control, and the depreciation of the US dollar due to inflation, which will continue to occur as long as the US dollar is a fiat currency backed by nothing.
15 April 2006 – Due to the precedent set by privatization of Social Security the Republican-controlled congress, facing fears of a Democratic victory in November, pass greater deregulations toward the housing and financial sectors.
5 November 2006 - Saddam Hussein is executed.
May 9 – Amidst fears of a looming financial crisis and facing an angry American public, President Bush unlawfully grants himself new powers by stripping states and their senators of power and signing into law a Presidential Directive, known as National Security and Homeland Security Directive 51, wherein all power of the Judiciary, Legislature, as well as the House and Senate, resided with the President, transforming the United States into a fiat dictatorship.
December - US enters longest post-WWII recession, which is only a shadow of what is to result from Bush's draconian privatization of Social Security.
August – Russia invades Georgia. The War lasts for just under a week, and ends with Russia annexing parts of neighboring Georgia. It is the first European War of the 21st century.
September – The financial crisis becomes more serious after the government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, followed by the collapse of Lehman Brothers, and a Bush Administration federal bailout of American International Group, Inc. for $85 million. Just a few weeks prior to this the US stock market saw its largest drop in history. With the collapse of major firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Dow Jones is at its lowest in decades at 8,219, by September 11.
November – Over 500,000 jobs were lost, and confirmed to be at over 2.6 million by year's end, the largest loss of jobs in the US in the past 34 years. Reports come in en masse as millions of Americans report that their health care claims, and social security benefits, have been denied by the private insurers. President Bush's popularity falls to as low as 8%, and calls for impeachment are higher than ever before. Barack Obama announces a change in his healthcare policy, promising that he will push for the passage of Single Payer, universal healthcare for all. Following the collapse of the financial sector, the private insurance sector of the US economy soon follows and over 150 million Americans are without healthcare or social security. Barack Obama is elected the 44th President of the United States of America in a landslide election.
December – President Bush becomes the first President in modern history to be denied the right to attend the inaugural address for his various calls for impeachment. A tent city begins in Central Park, Manhattan. Residents call it "Bushville". The market plummets even further as the revenues from the Christmas shopping season are the lowest in decades.
January 2009 – Former senator, and Democratic Party Nominee, Barack Obama, becomes the first multiracial President of the United States. Obama’s primary opponent Hillary Rodham Clinton, wife of 42nd President Bill Clinton, is picked to be Secretary of State. Democrats gain a supermajority in the House and Senate, and even their fellow Socialist and Green Parties are present. On January 24th Obama signs the American Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Plan into law which costs more than $1 trillion. The plan includes huge tax increases on people making more than $250,000 per year and spends hundreds of billions on the military-industrial complex.
March 2009 – Due to the acute extremity of the United States financial crisis, at this point being referred as the "Second Depression", the formerly known Euro Crisis is now being taken into heavy consideration yielding to the fact that the independent EU nations, due to the devastating impact the Second Great Depression has delivered unto the global economy, may no longer be able to stand on independent economies. The plummeting borrowing power caused by the dollar and currently causing the Euro Crisis gives birth to a lot of American resentment, blaming the US Government's "ruthlessly fascist imperialism" over the past decade as the cause of it all.
September 2009 – China begins pressuring the US to pay back their loans to the PRC. NASA loses most of its funding, and only has a few billion dedicated to satellite maintenance.
December 2009 – President Obama increases US troop presence in Afghanistan by 30,000. The Egyptian people peacefully overthrow the reign of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Two years later, the first democratically-elected President of Egypt, Muhammed Morsi, is subsequently overthrown by a Military Junta.
February – After Libyan dictator 'King of Kings' Muammar Gaddafi takes questionable measures to repress the 'Arab Spring' in his country, the nation erupts in civil war. Supported by NATO; military intervention rebels, primarily Al-Qaeda and Hezbollah associates, launch counterattacks against the regime.
March 15 – Conflict begins in Syria between forces loyal to the Syrian Ba'ath Party Government and those seeking to oust it, with popular demonstrations that grew nationwide by April. Conspiracy theorists and realists alike suspect that it is possible Al-Assad was propped up by western influence to spark a middle-eastern anti-western force in the Middle-East, to justify further American intervention into the region.
July – Obama begins plans for a 'Domestic National Security' force to be headed by the Department of Homeland Security, increasing Government Surveillance Policy, and the extent of the PATRIOT Act.
September 17 – Angry American citizens march on Wall Street in a movement known as 'Occupy Wall Street', inspired by internet hack-tivist group 'Anonymous'.
October – Protests spread to over 70 other US cities by the 9th of the month, marking the greatest public demonstration since 1966. This is due mainly in part to the diminishing US foreign relations, the Depression, and American imperialism. People are fed-up with the US government running their lives, and are determined to deliver the power back into the hands of the people. Later in the month Libyan rebels overthrow Gaddafi’s regime, and establish the “National Transitional Council”.
Various Dates – The PRISM program under Bush sees widespread mass-surveillance and the dawning of a police state in embryonic form. This inadvertently results NSA Contractor Edward Snowden leaking files incriminating the US Government in mass-surveillance scandals involving the NSA's PRISM program. In the data leaked, foreign governments, mainly the EU, and mainly supposed 'allies' of the US government, were having their phone calls, their emails, and their personal privacy violated and spied on by the NSA.
Various Dates – Russian-backed separatists seize the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea and initiate breakaway illegitimate governments in the Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Lugansk, resulting in a War in Donbass after Ukrainians peacefully overthrow the Russian-friendly government of Viktor Yanukovych. Several years later, UNA-UNSO - the Ukrainian ultranationalist faction that backed Russian President Boris Yeltsin against his predecessor's attempt to decentralize the Soviet government in 1991 (of which Putin was an ally and successor) - would escalate their crusade against the pro-Western government in Kiev backed by Romania.
The Hungarian Premier would begin the irredentism push in late 2017, meddling in Ukrainian politics with regard to the language laws, and further meddling in Slovakia, Romania's Transylvania region, and elevating Zakarpattia separatists in 2018. These developments would blow-back into full-fledged Romanian ultranationalism years later, kickstarted by Liviu Dragnea and accelerated by his Transylvanian successor - Dragomir Radu. Impartial international observers initially suspect pro-Russian forces in Hungary at work, but later analyses conclude that Orban and Romanian political elites likely had converging agendas, inextricably linked through their connection to Transylvania.
Fall 2015 – Due to the fallout of the Syrian Civil War, record numbers of refugees flood into Europe from the Middle-East. Extremist anti-immigration parties climb the polls all across the continent, particularly in Eastern Europe, where the continent is hit hardest.
Spring 2016 – The US Presidential elections see big money maintain influence in American politics, which spark protests in dozens of cities, with the largest in Washington-DC. Presidential hopeful and champion of the 99%, Senator Bernie Sanders is routed by Wall Street candidate, former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – the candidate of the war machine, who seeks to reclaim the Oval Office for her political dynasty, surround herself with an impenetrable fortress protecting her from her ‘enemies’ and continue her hawkish foreign policy – the opposite of what Sanders intends to do. Throughout the primary season the two frontrunners solidify their leads into the general election season.
Fall 2016 – Eventually, it comes to the attention of government transparency advocate Julian Assange – and his associates at WikiLeaks – that Clinton’s team is actively sabotaging the campaign of Sanders and infuriating millions of people – thus weakening the ability of the Democrats to stand against Trump. With help from an insider within the U.S. Intelligence Community, WikiLeaks attempts to expose Clinton before the DNC, but are too late. The leaks don’t drop until the general election, all but guaranteeing a Republican Presidency. During the primaries, the FBI concludes its investigation and surmises that Hillary Clinton violated no national security and declines to indict.
The Republicans nominate billionaire businessman Donald Trump, who rapidly becomes a media sensation due to his off-the-cuff remarks about illegal immigrants, banning Muslim immigrants, building a Wall on the Mexican–American border, and initiating sweeping mass-surveillance, as well as his disturbingly cozy relationships with both of the Clintons, the mafia, dictators abroad (such as North Korean Premier Kim Jong-un) and his status as a Democrat not even a month before deciding to run for the GOP Nomination. The Republican nominee helps boost Hillary’s poll numbers. Trump had reportedly received a phone call from ex-President Bill Clinton a week before announcing his bid from the Presidency. On into the summer and beyond, Trump continues to (seemingly) purposefully sabotage his own campaign. His pro-Democrat donations come up. His donations to the Clinton Foundation come up. His ties to the mob. His ponzi schemes. His crookery. His scams. His lies. Trump receives a record amount of free media coverage, all the while – conveniently enough – the Clinton Scandals are for-the-most-part ignored or marginalized. But, what she isn’t helped by is her connection to the Iraqi and Libyan Invasions, and – most damning of all – her close friendship with former-President George W. Bush. Although she wins the primaries against Bernie Sanders, his Revolution invigorates a movement of informed and aware young people, and while they largely split down the middle between those heeding the calls of the sabotaged campaign of Bernie Sanders to rally around Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump, a great many reject the false narrative of the corporate Democratic-Republican Duopoly and side with the insurgency of third parties. Hillary Clinton and the Wall Street Democrats, one of whom Obama was considered by many of Sanders’s constituency, had silenced a generation desperate for change, desperate for a future free from poverty and war, desperate for a future with an accessible middle-class and college education. Nevertheless, Hillary Clinton’s corruption goes unnoticed and unrevealed until after the California primary – the largest and most decisive state contest. After the DNC, and Bernie’s official concession to Hillary Clinton, the fall and winter months of 2016 feature a general election between the two most hated Presidential candidates in American, and perhaps World, History. The leaked documents from the DNC indicting Hillary Clinton for corruption are stolen by Russian hackers – likely affiliated directly with then-President Vladimir V. Putin (as all U.S. Intelligence Agencies would inevitably confirm) almost immediately after WikiLeaks acquires them, guaranteeing the downfall of Sanders and the ascension of Donald Trump.
The arrogance and rampant lust for power of Wall Street and War Machine Candidate Hillary Clinton drives the Democratic Party into disarray, alienating and silencing the Progressive Wing of the party and elevating Trump. By forcing a flawed and heavily-disliked candidate down voters’ throats, and sabotaging the campaign of Progressive Bernie Sanders (who was shown in multiple polls to be beating Trump by landslide margins), the Democrats (and Russians) had effectively selected Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.
For another 4 years, Trump continues Bush’s foreign policy, tearing apart the Middle-East, and by the time the 2020 elections roll around, Trump’s reluctant ally, Theocratic 2016 Republican runner-up from Texas, Senator Ted R. Cruz – fuelled by a bitter hatred of Progressives and his humiliation by Trump in the previous election – had returned with a vengeance. Cruz was determined to establish his authoritarian ultra-nationalist theocracy. Coincidentally, this also marked the return of the Bernie Sanders Revolution’s second-in-command – Elizabeth Warren. By the end of Trump’s Presidency; Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Russian Kremlin, Romanian–Italian political elites and the Wall Street financial elite had solidified power to such a stark degree in comparison to the rest of the political world that the very fabric holding world peace together was beginning to fray under the weight of a global system thrown into disarray by such a chaotically-imbalanced international oligarchy whose corruption knew no limits.
Although Trump campaigned as a non-interventionist and a populist, his Presidency was far more authoritarian and internationalist than what he campaigned as. Donald Trump stated that America "should look inward," and "stop nation-building," but he would do just the opposite. As a candidate he questioned whether he, as president, would automatically extend security guarantees to NATO members, suggesting that he might leave NATO. But as president, he had reaffirmed U.S. commitment to NATO.
Both as a candidate and as president, Trump stated many times that he wants a good relationship with Russia. President Trump held several meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin as President. On April 7, 2017, Trump ordered a missile strike against a Syrian airfield in retaliation for the Khan Shaykhun chemical attack.
North Korea became a major issue in Summar 2017. During the 2016 camapign and the early months of his administration, Trump had hoped that China would help to rein in North Korea's nuclear ambitions and missile tests. However, North Korea accelerated in missile testing, leading to an increase in tensions in April. In July, the country tested two long-range missiles identified by Western observers as intercontinental ballistic missiles, potentially capable of reaching Alaska, Hawaii, and the U.S. mainland. In August 2017, President Trump dramatically escalated his rhetoric against the North, warning that further provocations against the U.S. will be met with "fire and fury like the world has never seen." North Korean leader Kim Jong-un then directly threatened the U.S. territory of Guam with a missile attack. The President responded that if North Korea to steps to attack Guam, "things would happen to them like they never thought possible."
Impeachment efforts and polling
On 12 July 2017, California Congressman Brad Sherman formally introduced an article of impeachment, H. Res. 438, accusing the president of obstructing justice regarding the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Presidential approval ratings for Trump have revealed him to be the least popular US president in the history of modern opinion polling as of the first ten months of his term.
The sexual misconduct allegations against Candidate Trump that threatened to derail his Presidential ambitions in 2016 led to a wide-ranging political sex scandal that would consume Minnesota Senator Al Franken, Alabama state Judge Roy Moore, Michigan Representative John Conyers, former San Diego Mayor and California Representative Bob Filner, and former Presidents William Jefferson Clinton III and George H. W. Bush. And supporters of both Bill and Hillary Clinton largely believe Bill Clinton's accusers by the end of 2017.
European ultra-nationalistsThroughout the mid-to-late-2010's European nationalism surged in the face of the European migrant crisis. France and the European Union develop a bitter rivalry with Italy in the fall of 2018 over migrants and the Italian government in general that would culminate with Europe sanctioning Italy. This row would endure and even worsen over the next century. Two years after the Euromaidan Ukrainian revolution, Ukraine is accused of violating the ceasefire reached in Minsk earlier that year by European media. In November 2017, Hungary accused the United States of meddling in their election while doing the same in Ukrainian Ruthenia and Romanian Transylvania and Szeklerland. This sparks a tense relationship between Hungary, Ukraine and Romania, with warring nationalist factions surging in opposition to one another in Ukraine and Hungary.
Martial Law in Ukraine
Then-President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko manages to exploit the Donbass Crisis and Russian aggression to his advantage, which he uses in late 2018 to declare martial law ahead of the 2019 Ukrainian presidential elections, in which he was trailing badly. The next several days, weeks and months after the naval clash in the Sea of Azov with Russia serve only to entrench growing Ukrainian discontent with their president, empathizing more with Russia than with their oligarchic leaders in Ukraine, as the country continued to become more and more isolated from both the West, and the East.
Throughout 2019 and 2020, Romanian Prime Minister Liviu Dragnea would be more and more isolated within the EU, with all except the most radical in the ilk of UKIP and the Polish rightist-ultra-nationalist PiS government, opposing his xenophobic and authoritarian ideologies. Dragnea continues to erode relations with the United States and the moderate majority of the EU over the next several months, before culminating in Romania accruing sanctions and suspension from the EU parliament a year later.
France–European Union tensions
From the early 1950s until the 2000s, France and Germany drove the engine that powered the socioeconomic experiment that would eventually become known as the European Union.
Despite efforts to keep the appearances, the ever fragile bilateral relationship began to fray in 2009. France simply could not keep up with the discipline of public finances and income policies dictated by German taskmasters seeking an unconditional "schwarze Null," literally "black zero" (balanced) budgets — with a surplus bias.
But the real issue was the refugee crisis sparked by over a decade of war led by the United Stated and Britain in Afghanistan and Iraq. The widespread devastation of virtually all levels of society throughout the Arab world had created a humanitarian crisis not seen since WWII. Germany - who'd led the charge against the U.S. over Iraq alongside France a little over a decade before - was now alone with few allies as it attempted to utilize the EU to assist those fleeing from war zones.
After the Parisian elite failed to satiate the growing hunger of the French public for meaningful change with the election of Emmanuel Macron as president in 2017 - and Macron's own defection a year later - President Macron was removed from power and the far-more loyal Leo Dubois stepped in. After his role of interim president ended in 2019, Marion Maréchal-Le Pen - after unsuccessfully running against her aunt in 2015 - and Gabriel Louis-Raphael Dupont seized power in the 2019 snap elections, becoming the most extreme-right Prime Minister and President respectively to rule France since colonial era.
The conditions leading up to this were too convenient. During the 2015 regional elections campaigning an Islamist terrorist attack killed 150 people in Paris. Capitalizing on this tragedy, Le Pen received the single best vote of a Nationalist candidate in France, despite her aunt losing to Macron in 2017.
And despite this victory, a little over a year later, France was marked by some of its worst political instability since 1968. Called 'Yellow Vests,' over 100,000 to 200,000 of these brightly-colored vest-donning demonstrators would descend upon the French government - at first protesting against taxes and other such controversial reforms - but eventually consolidating into a referendum upon Macron himself, beginning in late November of 2018.
By December of 2018, January 2019, Macron's chances of political survival and recovery seemed heavily compromised, with CNBC claiming, "even if he somehow beats the odds and remains in office, the ill-fated French-German couple is already condemned as a terminally dysfunctional engine of EU management."
Furthermore, on 18 December 2018, Germany and others tabled a UN resolution to replace France's seat on the UN Security Council with a single, EU-wide SC seat, which France rejected.
This was all part of a series of ongoing tensions between France and Germany from 2009-2010, the former of which was beginning to draw contempt and fear from its European neighbors - particularly Germany and Italy. An EU seat on the UN Security Council could have provided a framework for Europe to return to international relevance in the wake of Russo-American proxy warfare and China's growing economic might. Yet France, like Serbia of Yugoslavia, was determined to continue to be Europe's authority within the UN, and get whatever it could out of what it saw to be the inevitable and near-approaching end of the European Union. This, along with the yellow vests and France's accelerated strategic and military cooperation with Russia beginning in 2015, including the extradition of a Kremlin opponent wanted on trumped-up charges in 2019, would lead to France's national isolation and drift away from NATO once again in 2021 after only 12 years back in NATO, having left the last time in 1966 and not re-integrating until 2009 - 44 years (NATO is only 70 years old by this time, indicating France was never pro-NATO to begin with). France also leaves the UN in 2022, followed by Russia. The old fault lines over the Iraq War and other tensions had reopened, but this time with North America taking the place of the U.S., and Italy - historically pro-American and pro-war - had claimed victory in the opening salvo of its cold war with France.
Throughout the 2010's media in Croatia suffered. By 2019, freedom of expression in Croatia was on life-support and despite the seeming omnipotence of the Russian puppet state in Serbia, the spirit of the Serbian people would not be extinguished. For months on end Serbs demonstrated against the government, increasingly pro-EU. Yet, despite the perseverance of the Serbian people, Russia's influence had sunk deep into the Western Balkans.
In early 2017, one of the largest corporations in Southeastern Europe collapsed, revealing an intricate, Russocentric web of deceit. The owner himself, Ivica Todoric, accused the government of political suppression later that year. And this was after the conglomerate was bailed out, inflicting a November vote of no-confidence in the ruling coalition later that year. And after legislation and creditors handed a 47% stake in Agrokor to Kremlin-run banks. The Russian–Croatian nexus was well known throughout the Arab World and beyond by late 2018.
By 2019 and throughout the next several years, Croatia would become an unlikely destabilizing force in the Balkans. With most eyes on Serbia, in late 2016 the Conservative Democratic Union (HDZ) won the parliamentary elections in Croatia, bringing with it the presence of far-right nationalism, which in turn elects Zagreb's first ultranationalist Mayor several years later. An ultranationalist juggernaut had become the second-largest political force in Croatia by 2018, strategic relations between Croatia and Russia had intensified, and even the United States and Israel were beginning to feel threatened by Croatia's rapidly-accelerated militarization, let alone the Serb diaspora which began to live in fear of retribution by Croatia for the actions of Republika Srpska in 1995. In the wake of this tinderbox of a region left stricken by NATO aggression decades earlier, Russia had stepped in to play the former Yugoslavia to its advantage, and pull at the loose threads of what little stability remained.
- See: Balkan Emergency, January Crisis, War in Uzbekistan, British Insurgencies, Elizabeth A. Warren, Donald J. Trump, Ted R. Cruz, North America, Terrorism, & JaF
Years Later (C. 2019–2022)
Circa 2019-2024 – After the virtual extinction of ISIL (Islamic State) in late 2018, the Sunni Army of Conquest active in Syria during the Civil War also ceases to exist. In its place, Hezbollah Al-Hejaz, OIR and other Shia militant groups fill the vacuum and combine to form the jihadist-militant network, organization, and radical cult-like following known as Jundallah al-Fatah – لله الفتح جيش – (God’s Army of Conquest), or JaF. Although JaF is formed from Shiite Jihadists, it receives a majority of its fighters overtime from Pashtunwali and other Pashtun-affiliated organizations. JaF cells emerge throughout the next two years in Iraq, Pakistan, Turkmenistan and Afghanistan, although the first to emerge – Jundallah al-Fatah in Iraq – is destroyed two years after its emergence. The immediate rise-to-power of the Pakistan, Afghan and Turkmen cells implicates Iran in the eyes of many Republicans, however. But the JaF cell in Turkmenistan quickly escalates into a War in Uzbekistan when it becomes clear that it is in fact the powerful Central Asian dictatorship that is supporting the God’s Army of Conquest jihadists. The continued presence of the IS-like Jihadists in the region facilitates the growing view around the world of the Middle-East and Central Asia regions as frozen conflict zones much like the Korean Peninsula, as well as continued US presence in the region. Many attempts are made to limit US presence via UN-mandated EUFOR and Europol alongside UN Peacekeepers and Volunteers. The size and strength of Eurocorp, EUFOR, Europol and the UN Peacekeepers and employees expand overall throughout the next two years, and as a result the United States Armed Forces are able to more aptly focus their attention elsewhere. This causes an abrupt freeze in relations between Brussels and Washington, with President Trump reiterating his support of an ‘exceptionality clause’ regarding the U.S. Military’s ‘freedom-of-movement’ with regard to international crises – a viewpoint originally espoused by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Although tensions remain high between the U.S. and the EU for the foreseeable future (at least to the end of President Trump’s tenure as POTUS), they don’t escalate beyond threats of mutual sanctions, and remain stagnant – hindering Western military cooperation and enabling Russia.
Throughout the late 2010’s, starting in 2016, European countries began to fall under Moscow’s sphere of influence, which is recognized by the 45th U.S. President Donald Trump. While Trump’s presidency is kept in check by his Vice President and the American public – the populist President’s victory emboldens both populists and ultranationalists across Europe and America, most prominently in the corruption-ridden countries of Italy and Brazil, as well as encouraging North Korea's accelerated nuclear weapons program through 2017 and 2018. In the 2024 Russian presidential elections, incumbent President Vladimir V. Putin is defeated by an insurgent rival within his United Russia party, bringing an abrupt and unexpected end to his decades-long reign over Russia. Although the Presidency is reclaimed by a more moderate politician, a new generation of oligarchs with connections to Wall Street seizes power in Moscow, particularly the State Duma, and the Federation Council and with the Chairman of the Federation Council, subtly influencing the policies of the new Russian President. The Brexit referendum also begins a balkanization process of the United Kingdom – in time, resulting in its collapse, and the emergence of a rogue England.
With the activism and even-handedness of the new Russian President inspiring an improvement of relations between Russia and Europe for the first time since the 1990’s, along with Ukraine, Poland, the Baltics, Germany, France, Spain the Benelux and the Balkans all reopen regular diplomatic cooperation with Moscow. It isn’t long, however, before some in Europe begin to realize it had, in fact, made a drastic mistake in playing into the hands of a Russian government controlled by Wall Street and the Communist deep-state.
In addition, the federal deficit of the United States reaching such great levels forces the U.S. to sell 1 Ford-class carrier and the most powerful naval warfare vessels on Earth – the only 2 completed Montana-class dreadnought battleships, the USS Montana and USS Ohio – to Russia and Britain, after the British government demands collateral for the debt owed to it by the US, France and Brexit. A period of tensions – involving riots, congressional filibusters, and even border skirmishes – lasts for 3 months before Paris finally capitulate and give up the French Navy’s Horizon-class frigates, but remain unrelenting on its flagship, the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, the only non-American nuclear-powered supercarrier on Earth. The Horizons, which would now fall under a joint Anglo-Russian jurisdiction, are expanded to all former-U.S. naval vessels as well.
The Era of American Supremacy was over – the Era of Ultranationalist Europe had come. With extremism on the rise within the Middle-East and the ultra-militarization of the Russian and Italian Navies - not to mention the rise of autonomous weapon systems explicitly violating the Geneva Conventions in the former-Yugoslavia, the EU begin to point the finger at President Trump’s warmongering and “seeming disconnect from reality” as being the primary culprit for the return to Europe of extremist war states, tensions, political and civil unrest, and the growing lack of respect for the European Union as a political entity – but most of all (not withstanding opening the case for serious consideration of American imperialism) – for the resurgence of Ultranationalists.
2020 U.S. Presidential election
After Trump's removal from office on March 6th, 2019 - and the resignation of Mike Pence and his thereafter replacement with Ted R. Cruz just a week beforehand - the GOP Republican Party suffers crushing unpopularity. President Cruz pardons Trump, just as Trump had pardoned Pence, and - seeing opportunity - New York City Mayor Hillary Clinton decides to run for President in 2020 against Republican contenders Rand Paul, Neil Bush, several others, and President Ted Cruz. President Cruz and Bush essentially steal the election, and at the last second Cruz exposes Bush’s association with the Clinton Foundation, and Bush’s poll numbers plummet as Cruz goes on to win the remaining contests by landslide margins. Bush drops out before California’s primary. Meanwhile, Clinton changes her mind about running for President when Senator Elizabeth Warren announces her candidacy and goes on to win the Iowa and Super Tuesday contests against Clinton stand-in, Governor of Maryland Martin J. O'Malley, but O'Malley poses a greater threat to Warren than realized, after he wins the Texas and Virginia primaries by blow-out margins, yet Warren persists – embodying the movement that Senator Sanders galvanized among the millennial generation 4 years earlier when he challenged Hillary Clinton herself. Yet, now, not only was the Progressive wing of the Democratic Party united and organized, they had also grown due to the aforementioned demographic – the millennial one. Young people and progressives of voting age – particularly those that supported Sanders in 2016 – flock to Elizabeth Warren and reject O'Malley, delivering her the nomination. Coincidentally (or not), Hillary Clinton runs for Mayor Re-election in 2021 and, not only wins by a wide margin, but also successfully extends the Mayorship tenure to 3 terms, as well as acquiring greater autonomy for the City itself.
Despite Democrats trying to push Clinton, O'Malley or Cruz into the Presidency - Warren not only attracts disillusioned former-Democrats dissatisfied with the President, but splits the support of former-Republicans with the other Democratic candidate O'Malley – the moderate establishment candidate she defeats in the primaries. They support O'Malley – and Warren, in time – because they see Cruz and the GOP for what they really are: sellouts to metropolitan elites and corrupt politicians – having capitulated to the Democrats in the 2020 Congressional elections.
After the Republican capitulation in 2021 in all states holding gubernatorial and legislative elections to Democrats, President Cruz and Donald Trump declare the 2020 Republican primaries and 2021 local elections illegitimate, rigged and that he himself is the rightful President, and Cruz refuses to leave office. Trump – in an effort to “preserve the absolutely important law and order of the United States of America” – presses Cruz to initiate a section of George W. Bush’s Presidential Directive 51 through “executive order”, declaring a No-Fly Zone over Manhattan and Texas, and the Republican Party and the President initiate the most widely-sweeping accumulation of power in the history of the Office of the President. Seen as the underdog, the next revolutionary, and the ultimate challenger to the corporate oligarchy powered by the terrifyingly-One-Party Administration of President Cruz; Senator Elizabeth Warren and Governor O'Malley – between the two of them – attract the largest voting bloc in American History, surpassing that of even the world-renown campaigns of Sanders in 2016 and Obama in 2008, at a time in the country’s history where the government was becoming dangerously close to becoming a One-Party Dictatorship.
To further reinforce the voting bloc and bulwark against the Oligarchy in Washington, Elizabeth Warren, at first, nominates Sanders as her running-mate. At 79-years-old he is the oldest person to be nominated for Vice President, or any High Office for that matter. A month later, the elections are marred by the death of Sanders – godfather of the Progressive movement now led by Elizabeth Warren and Martin O'Malley (whom she selects after Sanders) – his death unites the movement in her and Sanders’ memory and as opposed to discouraging and putting the brakes on momentum – invigorates the campaign like none other before it. To add the final capstone on their Independence Front, Senator Warren and Governor O'Malley unite their ticket, and form a new political party and movement, unlike anything before seen in history, proceeding forth easily under record-high disapproval with the withering and horrifically-corrupt Presidency of Cruz.
The Second American Civil War is declared – from 2019 to 2021 – with Texas (whose delegates refused to vote for Warren who won the state in the general) declaring independence from the United States and declaring Ted Cruz the rightful President-elect of the United States, and New York attempting to do the same but supporting the legitimacy of Clinton instead, claiming she was the rightful President on 8 November 2016. This eventually results in a heightened period of civil unrest in New England, Manhattan and the surrounding New York Metropolitan Area due to the high concentration of both pro-Trump and anti-Trump demographics. The Mayor of New York City – Hillary Clinton – spearheads a union of local Democratic government officials along with the Pentagon and the FBI to preserve the unity and economy of the region, even if it meant secession. Upon the horizon of the 2020 presidential election – fearing escalation and doom in a period of heightened emotions – American Civil War II quickly transforms into an American Cold War, with the battle lines drawn between the U.S. and the emerging separatist factions in Texas, New England and the Manhattan-NYC Region. The corporate media comes down hard on Warren, whom they accuse of sabotaging the Democratic Party in the 2020 election by not accepting the nomination, and simultaneously the Republicans jump in - accusing her of a 'Socialist-Communist coup' - and are raucously supported by the former-Rebel Southern states across the former-Confederacy. With both the Trump-led Republicans, and Clinton-led Democrats, attacking viciously President Warren - they find themselves strangely allied on the eve of the 2024 elections and the increasingly polarized narrative between the partially-recognized autonomous regions.
New York City and New England (with the exception of Warren's home state of Massachusetts) officially become independent supporting an unrecognized President (Clinton) and as they become the unrecognized states of Dixieland, New England and Confederation - which begins in Long Island and spreads to Maryland, the US and Canada are offered a chance to unite with these new countries - which refuse. With each secessionist movement across the world, including in the Americas, rallying in support of Clinton and the emerging Confederate 'resistance' to Cruz and Warren, this publicly-broadcast tension at fever-pitch across all walks of life further exacerbates the unrest unfolding in New York City and surrounding populations centers (across New England and the Northeastern United States). NATO and UN peacekeepers supported by Italy, the United Kingdom, European Union, CIA, and other rogue elements of the U.S. Government rising up against the rogue state, attempt to start a countermovement to the effort to erect the proposed Union between Manhattan and the American South. Canada, incredibly opposed to the movement to create a union between itself, the Northeastern U.S. and Dixieland in opposition to New York State and Washington, D.C. - mainly in the countries of China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the Pacific Commonwealth Nations - vehemently and exuberantly full-throatedly supports the counter-effort by the US intelligence community and UN to stop Clinton, Cruz and the Separatists in their tracks.
American Cold War
On January 21st, 2021, Vice President Martin O'Malley and the administration’s supporters’ hopes and dreams are shattered when President Elizabeth A. Warren is assassinated. Although the wise leadership and steady hand of the President-elect had kept the hounds of war at bay and maintained U.S. preeminence over the continent, in the blink of an eye, it was history. The government is shut down by an ad-hoc international criminal probe into the US government itself – after evidence emerges that Senator Bernard Sanders was assassinated as well. A radical sect of Jundallah al-Fatah based out of Central Asia and the neo-fascist Grey Wolves of Italy & Turkey both claim responsibility, but a DOJ investigation launched immediately finds that elements of Wall Street – perhaps even an individual within the administration itself – may have been cooperating with the terrorists. The DOJ reports to the ICC, and the White House and Congress fall under a joint ICC-Interpol investigation, wherein the conclusion is unanimous – within the Security Council – runner-up and former-President Ted Cruz, who chooses Ivanka Trump (the eldest of the Trump children besides Don Jr.) as Vice President, would serve as Interim President until the situation is declared safe to allow the transition of power to resume normally. As Cruz steps up to become the Interim President, for at least for the few months it would take to allow the Federal Government to continue functioning in a normal manner, he immediately seizes absolute power.
Vice President Martin J. O'Malley inherits a movement of supporters who, having lost a President, and Bernie in 2016 to the superdelegates and Wall Street, were utterly defiant and infuriated at having Vice President O'Malley – whom they refuse to recognize as anything else other than President – receiving insult in addition to injury as they watch a coup unfold in Washington, and begin moves to erect an impenetrable resistance effort that would last for many years – and even decades – into the future. Having a face for the movement – which eventually grows beyond America to many nations, and becomes known as the Independence Front – one with the charisma, wisdom and leadership of a President, not to mention combined with a convincing argument that he is the rightful President of the United States of America (one of the best arguments and fact-based claims a politician could have in the realm of geopolitics, especially when your political opponent is the infamous Multimillionaire Theocrat Rafael Edward Cruz) helps cement the Independence Front and future-President Martin J. O'Malley into the chronicles of American and World History.
Premier, President and Chairman of the Confederation of Dixieland and the Republic of Texas is the new executive position that Cruz creates, essentially for himself. Under the guise of a “failsafe” – should the “New World Order” as he calls it attempt to ‘illegally’ wrest the power of the Presidency from his hands – Cruz invokes George W. Bush’s “Presidential Directive 51” and the PATRIOT Act to justify his unification of legislative and judicial powers with the Executive Branch and his assumption of direct command over the Texan Armed Forces. To further ‘legitimize’ his cause, he even lays out the territory that would be controlled by his newly-empowered Presidency should the cause for it come into fruition – a ‘non-aligned state zone’ encompassing the territory of the Confederation established by NYC Mayor Clinton (who begrudgingly concedes due to her rivalry with the late President Warren); and in the event that civil unrest hit a breaking point, the entirety of this “Megaregion” could be ‘shut down’ by the Department of Homeland Security, NSA, NYPD and various other paramilitary organizations.
Trump and Clinton back Cruz for two diverging and different reasons, with Trump citing ‘absolutely important preservation of the Republic’ and the jurisdiction of the Texan-led nation of Dixie over all of Long Island and parts of Manhattan (including Trump Tower) as the precedent for such an action, and Clinton seeing opportunity to leverage the U.S. into funds and support for her Confederation of New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland project, which she intended to control before Trump did.
Not that he had a choice.
This division on the continent would also spark the low-level Insurgency in the American West perpetuated by secessionist movements spearheaded by the LAPD (which would in time become more of an autonomous domestic terrorist organization than a law enforcement police department exploited by the political entity encompassing the nations of Mexico, Cuba and Central America that would eventually come to be known as North America). Besides the War in Central America and the Caribbean Crisis, this insurgency would be the main conflict of the American Cold War.
War in Central America
Dixieland - although by this point in time still an unrecognized secessionist movement within the United States - would in time add El Salvador and Manhattan, the rest of the former Confederacy and the District of Columbia and influence the increased autonomy of California, thereafter joining NATO in opposition to the Cruz-led secessionists. California would, under the careful direction of Prime Minister Kamala Harris, reunify with the secessionist territories of the Baja Californian peninsula - which would later inspire independence and autonomy movements in Yucatan, Campeche, Quintana Roo, Veracruz, New Leon, Coahuila, Tamaulipas and Zacatecas - effectively toppling Mexico. The response to the Mexican President's appeasement of President Cruz is disastrous, and results in Guatemala and California occupying large swathes of Northwestern and Southeastern Mexico. The government is overthrown and replaced with a Pro-Guatemalan military government, the current government in Guatemala City led by President Enrique Salazar, a native-born Guatemalan of European descent. All secessionist states, except Baja California, are unrecognized and the secessionist movements are categorized as criminals and even terrorists in the case of the Zacatecas uprising. With Guatemala, California, and Mexico - supported by El Salvador, Nicaragua and Brazil - signing the Articles of Allegiance, establishing the North American Alliance (retrospectively simply referred to as "North America"), a single military force is erected that all the member-states would share and be retroactively united underneath. Although these countries' attempts to form a strong military resistance to the Texas juggernaut had noble intent for the most part, it would result in the Brazilians and Confederates merely utilizing this into simply another imperialist push of regional, intercontinental military aggression. Most of these countries would in time fall under Brazilian purview, or be annexed by the North American superstate.
Although dominant in the region, the home-field advantage topped with the technological and stealth edge of the U.S. air force offer more than a match for the heavily-equipped North American-backed paramilitary and armed forces of the former countries of Mexico, Central America and Cuba - despite their superiority in man- and firepower. The Western States led by California, Midwest by Chicago, Oklahoma and Florida change control frequently between the U.S. and North America, while Dixieland and the Confederation remain fickle - and non-allied - for the most part.Despite being separated from one another by nearly 2,000 square miles of Dixie territory, Norfolk and Salisbury - the largest concentration of Anti-Confederate sentiment outside of Baltimore - nominally remain U.S. cities, the former much moreover than the latter, for the beginning phase of the conflict at least. However, due to the North American occupation of the Republic of Panama, alongside Brazil's conquering of the Greater and Lesser Antilles shortly afterward, the interior of the intercontinental power bloc had rendered the U.S. Naval edge irrelevant and useless. U.S. air power is too tied up on the domestic and middle-eastern fronts, while the axis of power shifts regularly between the various North American power centers in Guatemala, Havana, Florida, New York and the military leadership. Uprisings and paramilitary independence forces are ruthlessly and effortlessly crushed by the North American authorities when they do happen to rise, particularly in Mexico and Honduras. And when they're not focused on besieging the U.S. (which isn't often as the secessionist paramilitary there do most of the work) or silencing dissent, the forces of North America zealously support with unashamed and unapologetic fervor every Brazilian attack upon its neighbors and every act of violence in Europe - including the Portuguese Invasion of Ceuta - and the world over for decades. In addition to having one of the largest armies on the planet besides North Korea and China, an intricate network of sleeper cells in foreign governments loyal to previous U.S. regimes were now under the purview of North America. No longer holding the reigns of power in the U.S. due to the rise of populism, the exiled political elites of the Northeastern U.S. had forged a contentious alliance of convenience with secessionist movements and the populists and dictatorships of Central America they had warred tirelessly with - both politically and literally - not very long ago, in order to enable them all to both continue and accelerate their ultra-nationalist agenda throughout the parts of the world they declared in their orbit. To many, this was considered merely the most violent and apocalyptic component of North America's reign of terror, the preceding components undertaken in the name of the United States of America in the ironically-named Global War on Terror from 2001 to 2020.
The rise of the Brazilian and far-left extremism in the region, and the political crisis involving the CIA, UK, UN and Italy immediately hurls the government into further chaos. The Capitol is closed to meetings, making it impossible for Washington to legislate. The U.S. suspends its NATO membership as President Cruz begins a nationwide crackdown on dissent and Muslim populations. Cruz’s withdrawal of the U.S. from NATO brings attention to his worryingly close relationship to businessman Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, the North Americans and ex-Russian President Vladimir Putin. There is also murmuring among governors, local and U.S. state government that the government of the pro-Italian North American states were cooperating with Trump and controlling Cruz and the Texan-led Dixieland to ban the interim administration in Baltimore involving the UN, unshackle Wall Street from their surveillance, and balkanize the United States. All across Europe, war drills are ran in preparation for a potential direct attack on NATO Europe by the intercontinental power bloc – the North American superstate representing the most threatening adversary since Nazi Germany.The unrest in D.C. and Maryland reverberates throughout the Confederation, sending the unrecognized American country into a political crisis of its own. North America offers to recognize the independence of the Confederation, should it agree to join North America's 'Federation of Union State Republics,' to which New York aligns. The U.S. and NATO respond with outrage, and amid the international diplomatic melee Maryland's Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area declares support of the United Nations and the United States, despite being claimed as the new capitol of the Confederation and the United States (similar to Berlin during the division of West and East Germany during the Cold War), and under the iron-fist autocratic rule of Cruz and New York City. Most of the physical opposition is undertaken by the Independence Front and armed backers of Constitutionalism, particularly the Michigan Militia Corps., Missouri Militia,Citizen Militia, the Idaho Light-Foot Militia, III% Movement, Oath-Keepers and the Patriot and Christian Patriot movements. Although, when it became evident that the U.S. was siding with the UN and NATO peacekeeping on US soil, a large number of the Oath Keepers and Patriots would side with Cruz, Dixieland and the Co-Sector against the US Loyalists, resulting in massive infighting and a "civil war within a civil war", leading to practically-indiscernible fault lines of loyalty and faction at times as the region descended into chaos. The North American-backed AZBR-Autodefensas in New Mexico and Texas Militia led by President Cruz would frequently engage in border skirmishes and play both sides of the state government and military in New Mexico, while the Pennsylvanian Military Reserve and the New York Light Foots also experienced periodic internal conflict and defections.
After the attack on Ceuta, the growing threat from French Nazbols, North Korea and Brazil prompts a union in Westminster led by the Scottish delegation, with support from Ireland, to press Britain to relocate 30% of its Air Force, granting Scotland over 290 aircraft (85 planes and 131 helicopters) total. Scotland also gets a third of the UK’s Tanks (134), Armored Fighting Vehicles (1,962), SPG’s (29), Towed Artillery (45), Rocket Projectors (13), as well as 24 surface vessels including a Queen Elizabeth-class supercarrier and Battleship Strongbow (with another 6 advanced corvettes under-construction), north to British bases in Scotland at Military Bases Lossiemouth, Faslane and Clyde and the entirety of the British reserve forces are brought online, bringing the total number of active military forces in the United Kingdom to 240,050 soldiers – including Scottish forces based overseas in Canada who express solidarity in the mutual defense of Scotland from Korea or French nationalists – and of that a total of 27,680 soldiers pledge allegiance to Scotland and Great Britain (along with a willing-and-able fit manpower of nearly a million), marking a revival in English Ultranationalism a decade after the Brexit referendum to leave the EU shook the foundations of the UK. The presence of a militarily-stable Scotland in possession of such a formidable military force – including the Scottish-run Vanguard-class submarines part of the Trident nuclear programme – elicits fear and paranoia amongst many elite circles in Westminster and the Greater London area at the thought of Scotland attempting to assert their independence from Britain by force – which at this point they were very-well able to do so.
Saber-rattling in the Caribbean between Texas and Communist Cuba prompts a naval standoff between North America and the unrecognized state of Dixieland in the Gulf of Mexico, in which North America and Dixieland become directly involved against the United States, the latter of which asserts neither has a claim to the region. The U.S. - already stretched thin across the Eastern Seaboard and into the Middle East and Eastern Europe - is able to muster only scattered air strikes on the Island of Cozumel off the coast of Mexico, where Texan forces were establishing artillery and rocketry, likely in an attempt to utilize a nuclear weapon. The Caribbean Campaign involving the Attack on Cozumel and the Battle of Isla de la Juventud, soon sees the Caribbean countries taken advantage of in their state of shock, by imperialist forces in Brasilia, and their secret allies in Baltimore, Los Angeles and New York City. After this information comes to light through the special prosecutors' Cruz investigation, ties are severed between the United States and North America, as tensions escalate to the point of ignition along the Mid-Atlantic Border.
In an attempt to allay fears among the rebellious Scottish public that London no longer represents the best interests of Britain, Downing St. cooperates with various elements of Belfast and the military/industrial foundation of contractor corporations that reside in Glasgow, to grant the North greater autonomy from the United Kingdom, the initiative spearheaded by a notable friend and close-ally of Russian President Medvedev and the Turkish Serif Dynasty, former-Mayor of Leeds, Lord Pharaoh himself – who had recently come to lead the House of Lords. In response, the British mainland begins to see political turmoil. Scotland, the second-largest country in the United Kingdom after England, sees English and Turkish-JaF terrorist attacks and bombings, which begin steering the region into a frozen proxy conflict with U.K. forces. This also causes a strain in relations with Ireland and Britain, the latter currently dominated by the conflict between Scotland and England – a country three times its size and dominated itself by English ultra-nationalists supported by Red Hand Commando sympathizers. Not but a few weeks later a militarized front of paramilitary organizations consisting of a newly-reorganized and sophisticated Ulster Defense Association allied with various other English and English-backed Ulster ethno-nationalists and ultranationalists begins terrorist actions against Scottish Britain similar to that of their Muslim counterparts in the Middle-East. The formerly-United Kingdom had effectively become the new Yugoslavia.
October 7, Unknown Year
Certain elements within the Department of Defense, lying just outside of the jurisdiction of the Joint Chiefs of Staff through cleverly navigated loopholes, go public with the DOD's answer to the North American infiltration of the U.S. Government via President Cruz: the Omega Revolution, and their paramilitary arm – Revolutionary Coalition Network – “RECON”. Initially an international intelligence, paramilitary and espionage organization founded in October of 1774, RECON stumbled upon a secret interlocking deep-state of invisible borders – existing between ultra-wealthy from the financial, military, and political sectors – that essentially implicated the three nations of the triangular power structure of the Cold War era (China, the USSR, and America) in an undeniable scandal in which all 3 participated in financial lobbying between these power brokers across the world (primarily in the West) overseen by the NSA and GRU. During the opening months of 1975, RECON narrowly saved the United States from being destroyed by Soviet nukes (thanks to the assistance of the British government). Between 1963 and 1975, RECON was a disavowed unit of the Pentagon after unearthing this conspiracy. However, after saving the US from extinction a dozen years after their disavowal, the Pentagon decided it was only proper to reestablish RECON a military and managerial heavyweight in the sector, with special powers that could challenge the Intelligence Community and/or the Joint Chiefs of Staff should they accumulate too many that made it impossible for the Legislative branch and Congress to adequately challenge them. The Pentagon and Congress are contacted by UN Human Rights and Operations Officers and a Europol team regarding their eyewitness accounts of a conspiracy being carried out – in conjunction with the Communists – under NATO nations and the United States under Presidents Cruz and Trump, as well as the Joint-Chiefs (the latter of which was beginning to resemble a Junta), and that the upper echelons of the organization had been infiltrated by Interpol (which in turn had been infiltrated by the Russians and Communism via Interpol since the 1960’s) in an attempt by the Communists to break the EU and hijack NATO’s disillusionment with Texan–U.S. President Cruz and utilize the Alliance against the UN.
On October 11 the RECON Ambassador to the Capitol proposes that the US Government investigate NATO and the first ‘Nations of America’ summit, postulating that the NSA and – to a lesser-extent, the IC had infiltrated the bloc and were backed by the People’s Liberation Army, PLA militants within the Communist Party and the Nationalist Party of Allied America against the UN. The proposition goes through Parliament but is vetoed by the President. This sparks a petition in the US to petition the UN to intervene in the "North American–U.S. Conflict," before NATO intervenes, which begins to split the armed forces down the middle, leading to many defecting to such paramilitary organizations like the NYPD, and DHS – both directly controlled by the NSA. This, however, aids RECON in their efforts to push out the current Cruz-loyal Joint-Chiefs, and eventually they succeed.
Realizing that they will have to work with the UN, RECON leads a diplomatic mission to the UN General Assembly concerning the complaints of UN officers in question to the Pentagon. Throughout the next several years, the UN Secretariat begins a counter-movement to the Chinese-led initiative to ‘ostensibly dominate’ smaller sovereign nations. This eventually leads to a crisis which results in the United States seat on the Council being contested, after the Pentagon, Congress, and a record-number of the American Populace protest President Cruz. Coincidentally – or not – the Confederation of Maryland, New Jersey and Long Island is formally recognized as independent; Secretary-General Hillary Clinton the official Head of State of the Confederation, with New York City becoming its Capital. Many people initially suspect the Independence Front to be behind this, but when Hillary Clinton declares herself ‘President of the Confederation', the I.F. immediately realizes that their movement had been hijacked by the metropolitan elite and that Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Ted Cruz – along with many others – were working together in the interests of Texan oil barons and globalists to balkanize the United States and give the country its own version of 1989.
The IF contacts RECON, and the game begins.
"Several Years Later"
November – A few years after the Brexit referendum, English men and women fed up with corruption in London attempt to “continue the Revolution” that began at the end of 2015 with Brexit, but the English government and military dismisses the protests as a Brussels-backed coup attempt. Campaigning for the autonomy of London, the protesters – approximately a million – are met with tear gas, violence and, eventually, militarized responses. Britain descends into a Crisis not seen by Europe since the Russian invasion of Crimea nearly a decade earlier. The British Crisis reverberates throughout Europe, with the West piling the blame onto France, whom they accuse to be the puppet-masters of the incumbent London government. For two months, pro-Britain and Brussels-backed resistance fighters are pounded by the English military in the East of England and the Southwest, ultimately outmatched and outgunned. Unfortunately, the anti-Britain English government consolidates power, the resistance is crushed, and England undergoes a transformation for the worse into a modern-day East Germany, only much larger, much more powerful, and much more militant.
January 2022 – Croatian armor and tanks supporting ethno-nationalist Romanian-Ukrainians are spotted by satellite in Zakarpattia and Chernivtsi Oblasts, the northwestern Bulgarian provinces of Vidin, Montana and Vratsa, the easternmost Slovak regions of Prešov and Košice and throughout the Subcarpathian region, fighting alongside the Українська Національна Асамблея-Українська Народна Самооборона, (УНА-УНСО) and involving extensive militant violence against Hungarian and Romanian diaspora. U.S. Intelligence and scout units active in Serbia and the surrounding Balkans confirm that УНА-УНСО and the Croats had been utilizing Russian and Serbian-manufactured weapons and equipment, and air drops are confirmed from the aforementioned countries which are revealed to be stoking unrest and instability in Slovakia, Ukraine, Hungary and the Romanian-Hungarian border regions of Transylvania, attempting to incite Hungary into conflict with Romania. Later intel uncovers efforts by Croatia and Ukrainian left-wing ultranationalists to recruit Ukrainian-Romanians to their cause, and scapegoat Hungary against Romania, to test the strength and power of the Romanian and Slavic people, with Hungary as a "sacrifice". This is revealed by RECON to be a reaction, mostly on the part of anti-government Ukrainian nationalists, and backlash in response to the Ukrainian government's incompetence and the EU's and NATO's neutrality with regard to Russian aggression against Ukraine in the Sea of Azov - in which Ukraine and the U.S. were rebuked by Germany, the EU and NATO. RECON points out that this was the fault of the U.S. for inflaming tensions between Russia and the West, and further goes into the root causes of the Ukrainian Civil War – that the EU went about ousting Yanukovych in the incorrect way, which in turn caused the current polarization between NATO and Russia, threatening humanity with a Third Global Confrontation.
February 2022 – After the London government takes questionable violent acts (via a military response from England) against Scottish militia participating in the neutralization of a terrorist threat on the Scots-English Border, alternative media organizations, activist organizations, and people's alliances unite to mold a new generation. Alongside mainstream media programming and newspapers, the truthpapers are established, backed by the BBC and Democracy Now, pointing out flaws in the established system of selected individuals for the jobs of Prime Minister of the British and Presidents of the United States of America and France. The major point was; if one were to look past the smaller things like Gay Marriage and Abortion one would see that all political, military, and foreign policy goals were all virtually the same regardless of political affiliation. The bandwagon expands from nearly 500,000 supporters in February to over 17 million people across 21 countries by the subsequent year. It is also in the midst of this month that the Left Resistance against the incumbent German government that causes its resignation seizes power in Germany, along with subsequent exchanges of power in other nations throughout the month and the next; the most ardently anti-NATO and anti-EU being the Le Pens and the Kremlin-backed English “Centurions” led by the rising influence of Leeds frontrunner Christian E. Pharaoh's separatist views gaining popularity in the House of Lords, which continue to more and more support English independence from Great Britain.
Eventually, Pharaoh’s policies change from ‘independence from the British’ to ‘English supremacy’ over Europe – an agenda opposed by well over a third of the population of English “Free Britons” – who declare their allegiance to Britain and a United Kingdom under the rightful ruler and rightful powers and nation of the British people. RECON finds incontrovertible evidence the rising influence of American, Russian and Balkan–Slavic oligarchs are responsible, and notwithstanding English Ultranationalist operatives undercover in said governments across the Euro (Chris Pharaoh was a personal aide to President Xi during the South China Sea crisis and long-time friend of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush).
March – The London government begins to take extensively questionable, overreaching and unconstitutional methods that include spying on and politically targeting the Independence Front. This only increased the rate at which the “IF” was gaining new supporters threefold, all according to RECON'S master plan. The injustice unfolding in Europe contributes to this accelerated pro-British disillusionment with the new Centurion-run London government. Britain continues their sanctions war against Russia, completely neglecting to acknowledge the rise of militants in England to the south and in the Balkans. Naturally, the U.S. leads the charge that England has betrayed NATO.
April – About a week after Holyrood declared that they would continue and expand sanctions against Russia, a second Collective Security Treaty is signed in Rason, North Korea reaffirming the signatories’ commitment to mutual and collective defense. At the same time, referendums in Greater London and France pass, the latter a motion by the increasingly-nationalist French government to leave NATO and the European Union. High-ranking officials from Westminster secretly attend the first of these three declarations, called the Rason COSECTOR, or Rason Pact – increasingly referred to as simply ‘the Pact’ by the end of the decade – which consisted of the nations of North Korea, Croatia and the other original signatory nations of the CSTO; including most of the former Soviet Republics and one new addition: the Kingdom of England. Although England and France were only observers and did not have the official veto power within the COSECTOR that North Korea, Croatia and Russia did – it was easily the third-strongest behind them, and most of the other COSECTOR members relied heavily on North Korea and Russia, and thus England, for military assistance, and so, North Korea, Russia, Croatia – and to a great extent, England – were increasingly seen as the ‘New-Generation Axis’.
As Cruz’s influence is more and more isolated, Cruz utilizes his power before his inevitable resignation or removal to officially cement the independence of the Republic of Texas in law, which causes a break between two semi-autonomous regions – Upstate New York and the Lower East Side-Long Island Commonwealth, with the rest of Manhattan rapidly splitting between Western and Eastern Manhattan, the latter siding with the NSA-led autonomous Long Islanders and Cruz Loyalist-Trump Tower Midtown East government-in-exile, and the former with the United Nations spearheaded by the CIA, Britain and Italy. Tensions further escalate when, nearly two years later, West Manhattan and the UN refuse to recognize Canada, California and New England as part of the “Confederation” and Florida as claimed by North America, and a reapplication process is begun out of sheer defiance of Clinton to reintegrate them back into the United States of America. Clinton's authoritarianism, however, further emboldens the Long Islanders and the Dixie.
After this, tensions reach such a point between the pro-UN U.S. Intelligence Community and the pro-NY Department of Homeland Security and NSA, that a large crackdown begins on members of the U.S.IC that harbored views or sympathies with the DHS, NSA and NYPD – leading to dozens of Agents within the CIA, FBI and Pentagon being apprehended or fired. Secretary Gen. Clinton publicly defends the DHS and NYPD, echoing her predecessor – NYC Mayor Bloomberg – in calling them her ‘own army’ – which, in total, was among the top ten largest armies on Earth – and that Confederation America, despite its size (36 million to the 100-million-plus of its two neighboring rivals), should “not be underestimated”. The Department of Homeland Security declares allegiance to the Confederation and North America while scolding the UN, and with nearly 100,000 paramilitary officers (excluding several hundred FEMA officers) and personnel backing the 50,000-strong NYPD – as well as U.S. Marshals, U.S. Coast Guard, and tens of thousands working for private military contractors – the New Confederate Army began to seem a reality.
With New York City fractured between roughly three factions - the North American-Confederate Long Island, Clinton's Confederation, and the UN demilitarized zone (including the UN-controlled Financial District in Lower Manhattan) - the Cruzs, Clintons, Trumps and UN had been successfully positioned, and through them, entire political entities, to the advantage of Wall Street Bankers and the apparatus through which they functioned: the military-industrial complex. The loyalty of the Pentagon to Dixie-Texan President Cruz (and, unknowingly, North America and the authoritarian Co-Sector) unnerved and unsettled the U.S. Armed Forces. In particular the Marines and the Navy, who looked more and more toward U.S. President O'Malley and the Democratic Congress (encumbered by the political instability unfolding in D.C. along the international American faultlines in an increasingly-unrecognizable map of the former-U.S. State of Maryland by Clinton's delusions of grandeur) for guidance.
From April until mid-July the growing global awareness to the massive corruption of the English Government increases. Afterward, with sweeping support and influence, Pharaoh drafts a merger of the EPP and Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats (S&D) to form the European Socialist Alliance (EUSA), which becomes the dominating political group in the European Parliament with over 432 seats out of 766, forming the largest ruling supermajority of any democratic party in a democratic parliament in history, even rivaling that of the Republican supermajority under George Bush II in 2001, following 9/11. Chancellor Pharaoh of England explains the merger was to challenge the rising political influence of Russia in EU politics via the rising UUP, which sat at roughly 161 seats, and to more adequately assist the EU in their efforts to pull back the “Scottish–Russian incursion”, spearheaded by Yugoslavia, into the West. He later acknowledges that his ‘Euro Activism’ was designed to challenge Britain’s position as the prime contender against France for the role of heavyweight contributor to the bloc amongst the EU members – insisting that the much more ‘unshackled’ England of the 2020’s was better suited to the role.
August - After struggling for almost a decade to get together an effective organized resistance to the tyrannical administration dominating the Executive Branch of the English Government, elements within MI6, spearheaded by RECON officials, declare a national emergency, affirming Great Britain’s security at risk to foreign interests – namely Russia. The EU-dominated NATO responds aggressively, declaring RECON a “rogue military dictatorship” despite the fact they are only doing their jobs, which is the defense of their countries. RECON comes under fire from elements within the Pentagon loyal to the NATO hegemony as well as personnel within the Congress, Supreme Court, and – of course – Downing Street, which accuse RECON of shilling for France and the Russian Federation.
The situation continues to unravel throughout the rest of the month until it all comes to a head on September 5th, when the first shots of the English Rebellion were fired in Glasgow, Scotland.
War in Britain
- See: Gamma Thirteen, English Rebellion, American Civil War II, Romanian–Saudi Pact of Unity, MI6–Pentagon relations, Confederation, & Independence Front
After a transitional force of NATO peacekeepers begin to police New York City and the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area in an effort to disrupt an alleged “rogue Pentagon” which they blame for the rise of President Cruz – the Pentagon and Defense Department are essentially labeled terrorist organizations, and the Department of Defense institutes a lockdown of regions constituting what was known handily by now as the Confederation – officially recognized as a rogue-state spearheaded by the Republican President Rafael Ted Cruz, Texan-led insurrectionists and Hillary Rodham Clinton (of which some the the peacekeepers are found to be on the payroll of via Texas Governor-Gen. George W. Bush) whose vice-chairwomanship of NATO by this time had come under scrutiny by European leaders, due to her connections with Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. The basis for the NATO intervention into the United States comes under the pretense that Washington is working for Confederate-Dixie special-interests on Wall Street and in North America, as opposed to the Will of the People. The evidence of this is incontrovertible, yet RECON comes into alarming information from GCHQ and MI6 that English nationalists and Turkish–North American forces are seizing upon the NATO-led opportunity to launch plans for a multilateral invasion of Scotland, the United States and the Balkans, and effectively topple the US and British governments and their perceived strangle-hold on Europe. Although they are seen as corrupt by most of the world, the majority of the world decries the move by NATO as “an unnecessary use of force” that distracts from the fact that the dynasties in Dixie-Confederation (the Trumps, Clintons and Bushs), France (Le Pen and Sarkozy dynasties), the Brazilian–Romanian Bloc (Salazar and Radu dynasties), England (Pharaoh and Windsor), China (Fang dynasty), and the House of Saud (Saudi Arabia) were behind the corruption and behind the infiltration of the U.S. and UK governments. Glasgow and the British Crown declare that they will not stand by and allow North America and NATO to hijack the British military just because “a separatist British faction (England) says so,” and thus, ‘Great Britain’ is reformed incorporating the constituent countries of Ulster, Scotland and Wales. England – despite having its independence internationally rejected and unrecognized – refuses to accept constituent status and a COSECTOR-NATO military alliance consisting of English nationalist units, the French and Turkish naval and air forces is erected to support England and combat Scottish influence – the latter of which ascends as the solitary bulwark against a full-scale invasion of the United States of America, increasingly seen by NATO as critical to unseating President Cruz and bringing the US back into NATO. However, due to NATO's perceived indifference toward - sometimes outright support of - England and North America, and its contempt of the US and UK, the UK and US respond with closer ties with the EU over the next decade. The closer ties of the EU’s to the UK, and the Alliance's (at this point) reluctant entente with the North Americans, prompts a NATO–UK split. NATO declares that arms dealers exploiting the CIA are the prime culprit of corruption in the US government, that British MI6 were enabling it, and enacts an active campaign against these organizations “indefinitely” (particularly Northrop Grumman; to stave off public condemnation whilst simultaneously coming to the aid of pro-British forces in their row with pro-English/North American forces in Scotland. Furthermore, England becomes far more aggressive after the Scottish National Party is replaced by the pro-UK Democratic Union of Scotland Party, realizing their propaganda portraying Scotland as ‘extremist’ would no longer work. An attempted intervention by England into Glasgow, Scotland in an effort to repatriate military assets that they claim are English from what they call militants is underway as of November 5th, but civilian casualties and asymmetric warfare waged by English guerrillas and French-Turk air strikes forces the campaign to a screeching halt three months later. Satisfied that they had demoralized the Scots with indiscriminate bombing of civilians, the COSECTOR-NATO coalition and the English pull back, and begin preparation for terms of surrender.
Despite this rare display of disregard for strategic alliances in the wake of the Third World War, the French and English would be back to warring with one another several months later, and the tensions between the EU and UK would soon return to the path they had set upon in 2015. But what is seen cannot be unseen, and the sight of NATO warplanes launching from the French aircraft carrier after the vicious spat a year ago and the 2003 tensions between the US and France over Iraq would serve to mutually hurt the reputation of both wartime alliances in the eyes of their constituents. For this was all that was needed for the critics of regimes on both sides of the divide to cement their mistrust or outright hatred of the government or state in stone.
The Glaswegian Campaign, despite a crushing defeat, inspired confidence in the resistance against the Russian forces and the people therein that the fact that nearly half of the British Military… 110,000 of the men and women in uniform to be approximate… were siding with the people, and inspired confidence that the war could be won, and the island of Britain could be a beacon of light, freedom, and unity once again. However, England’s connections through the Ulster Defense Associates and the UVF to Al-Qaeda were uncanny, as it was them the United States government’s CIA and Westminster’s MI6 supposedly organized to fight against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the 1980’s (According to the Alt-Right) and, allegedly, set up to launch the 9/11 Attacks (although it was really the Pentagon and Wall Street). Working in communion with global financial assets, Interpol, the Bank of International Settlements, and Saudi Royal Family and the Mubaraks, the Pact enlists the assistance of many Al-Qaeda-related organizations which harass Scottish forces throughout the war, and in addition to this, the many Fundamentalist Islamic terrorist organizations convene with foreign, globalist aid to give birth to a new breed of bioterrorism, a government-engineered nanobot-mutagen form of the so-called “zombie fungus”, Ophiocordyceps unilateralis, and Ophiocordyceps sinensis, or the “caterpillar fungus”, both of which they were allegedly working on mutating to conform to a human host since the early 1990s, an alternative media source claims. Thus far they had only gotten the fungus to be able to jump from ants to cattle, deer and elk by 2012, but were making “great gains” in the sector of bioterrorism and biowarfare. Naturally, the governments and the terrorists fought bitterly for control over the species. On the 12th of the month, JaF launched a notable offensive against the Scottish Military in Ulster, when they were successfully repelled by the 14th. They attacked again, with assistance from North American and Romanian military forces.
By August of 2022, the EUSA commanded much of the minority seats, controlling an increase of 49 seats, and the Pharaoh-controlled Interpol and NATO continued to dominate the movement of armed paramilitary forces into Britain. Whilst NATO had virtually no reason to put up a substantial effort to repulse the English incursion, Pharaoh’s England had already scored major victories against British forces, and confidence and English patriotism was at an all-time high. Although by now most of Northern Ireland and the Glasgow metropolitan area had been infiltrated by Carpathian and North American military forces, dissent did arise from within the ranks of the Interpol forces throughout April and May, even well into June and July when the EU had practically imploded due to the renegade nature of these radical Interpol, primarily controlled by London and Beijing.
Croatia is the first nation confirmed to the public to be stoking unrest in the Balkans and Eastern Europe after the White Eagles Insurgency and УНА-УНСО attacks a year earlier were designed instead to incite international uproar against Serbia. Croatian Army and Ukrainian Bolshevik Nationalist forces are able to mount a protracted insurgency in Bosnia, Hungary and Ukraine, which later spills over into full-blown ethno-ultranationalist war in Transylvania, the current Romanian Prime Minister - Dragomir Radu - utilizing his Transylvanian-Hungarian connections to the local government and the Yugoslavs to effectively collapse the region into all-out anarchy in a false-flag operation to justify further empowerment of his grip over the state and military. By this time, hundreds of Croatian tanks, missile systems artillery and aircraft are pounding Bosnia, Transylvania and southern Hungary into submission, with Romania following Croatia's lead. Bucharest had fallen under Romanian military governance. A few days later, Croatia had reestablished control over the former Yugoslavia it had lost in the 1990s, and the Republic of Yugoslavia was established on 20 November 2022.
November 2022 – Pact forces launched a final attempt at an all-out assault on British territory. They are met with firm resistance from Scottish Armed Forces and militia movements for the most part, but a fragment of the invading force make it through into Wales where they attempt to set up a forward operating base in the Cambrian foothills, but are quickly pushed back by armed citizens. Most are killed but some are taken as prisoners or escape. By the end of the month, 33.3% of U.S. troops have been recalled to the homeland, and another 50% are put on-call should an international crisis break out. Coincidentally, shortly thereafter, NATO holds a meeting at headquarters in Brussels on the rapidly unfolding situation. The NATO Secretary-General proposes declaring the English rebellion a “Non-Aligned States Zone” while maintaining that the United Kingdom has not fragmented and that the current conflict be recognized as no more than an attempted military coup. The move is put forth, and the United Kingdom is “reestablished” and the resistance is “abolished”, but still, England resists. Meanwhile, the Chinese government, with support from Russia and Taiwan, repulses the Secessionist subterfuge. Thailand surrenders, and thus, the Second Sino Indochina War comes to a halt, just as the English Rebellion nears its conclusion as Westminster assumes a more diplomatic stance with the Pentagon and Holyrood.
Throughout the latter half of the year hostilities begin to falter. With the more aggressive, militaristic stance initially taken by Westminster and the Pact’s interests relaxed, Holyrood opens talks with Westminster about reestablishing a United Kingdom of Great Britain and N. Ireland. Little progress is made – for Chancellor Chris Pharaoh finally had absolute power over much of England and had successfully cemented himself into the annals of history. Meanwhile, the United States Congress votes to remove Cruz and recognize his regime after 21 January 2021 as a foreign occupation of the U.S. Government by the Dixie and that North America was complicit in the secession of Texas and the New York Conflict as the death toll skyrockets from President Cruz’s air campaign targeting families of suspected terrorists in the Middle-East. The onslaught wrought by President Cruz unites major parts of the Arab World and Muslim nations abroad in their bitter hatred of the United States and the west. Martin O'Malley is recognized as the legitimate 48th President, and a law is passed requiring any future Interim Presidents being of the same political faction as their predecessor.
Albanian–Yugoslav Invasion of Hungary
- See: Francesco De Luca, Romanian Invasion of Hungary, Yugoslav–Bulgarian Border Crisis, Italy, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Greek–Romanian October Coup, Bosniak–Serb Uprising, & Levant Crisis
Croat–Albanian Invasion of Serbia (2020)
October – Since the 2008 secession of Kosovo from Yugoslavia, the executive branch in Tirana had continued to consolidate and accumulate power. After Russia demonstrated its power in influencing the elections of foreign countries, Albania aspired to do the same – to neighboring Kosovo. Although Tirana was caught in the act, the pro-Albanian KSA party provides enough of a distraction to slingshot a far-right ethno-nationalist back into power in neighboring Bosnia a few years later. By late 2019, Albanian-majority regions had initiated Albanian-backed breakaway 'republics' similar to the War in Donbass, only far more violent and overtly pro-Albanian than the separatists in Ukraine were pro-Russian.
An expeditionary force consisting of a reluctant alliance between IF and UN peacekeeping forces, overseen by the UNSC (France and Russia are replaced by the European Union and India respectively later that year), deploy into Hungary, Metohija and Austria after the entire military of the former Yugoslavia, unknowingly egged into the conflict by Croat Nationalist Bolsheviks (Nazbols) and Yugoslavists supported by Russia and the Chinese Communist Party cross the border and begin scattered attacks throughout the Balkans, Transylvania, Hungary and Austria. UN forces have to literally scramble air and ground forces as quickly as possible only to greet the Yugoslav–Albanian offensive head-on and with a mere toe-hold in the northern tip of the Slovene region of Ljubljana. Although the offensive is stalled in Slovenia and Montenegro holds fast, the pro-Yugoslav Serbs and their allies in Albania, Croatia and Macedonia reconquer Serbia and resurrect Yugoslavia by 2022. After the weapons and equipment utilized by Ukrainian ultranationalists a year earlier were traced back to Serbia, NATO fully supported their allies in Croatia and Albania when they embarked upon their military campaigns in Bosnia and Serbia - yet this would not last the week, as it became evident that the unrest had been taken advantage of by an effort to reunify the Western Balkans.
A pro-NATO military coup rocks Turkey later that year, with dissent hurling Turkey into a civil war of its own. The conflicts destabilize neighboring Bulgaria and Romania to levels not seen since the Cold War. Hungary responds by also attacking Transylvania, targeting ethnic Romanians this time. The bloodshed is widespread, but short-lived, after Italy holds the threat of nukes over the head of the Hungarians, and thereafter are suspended from NATO exercises. The war between Yugoslavia and Hungary is widely regarded by historians as a concurrent war to World War III, and even after Romania is exonerated in the eyes of the U.S., Britain, Russia and China, the Hungarians continue to harbor a deep resentment toward the Romanians and Transylvania. Periodic skirmishes and attacks by Hungary into Transylvania continue with varying degrees of extremity throughout the war, leaving Romania continually on the defense against Hungary, and the many other EU countries that harbor resentment toward Romania as well.
All of this pales in comparison to the bloodshed wrought by what was in time seen as essentially Yugo-nostalgic puppet regimes in Romania, Croatia and Macedonia later that year. Beginning in Winter 2010, tensions arose once again for the first time in over a decade, and only accelerated over the next decade, culminating in the instability seen in Southeastern Europe by late 2020-early 2021. Amid this furor, Bruna Esih is elected Mayor of Zagreb shortly after Zlatko Hasanbegovic is elected President of Croatia with connections to Italian President Francesco De Luca and the Russian Kremlin. Shortly thereafter, a Nazbol-backed sleeper cell within the Croatian and Bosnian diaspora and some Serb populations in the former Yugoslavia is activated in 2022, bringing with it levels of violence not seen since the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990's, and seen by historians as a continuation thereof. Spearheaded by Croatian VSOA Chief Nikita Kravychko, a Yugo-nostalgic Slovene-ultranationalist Bolshevik with connections to Moscow, the Communist Party of China, and the wife of former-Yugoslav dictator Slobodan Milošević the Croatian military begins by annexing Bosnia and all of Serbia, although territory south of Vojvodina is later unrecognized by the UN. Although NATO for the first week initially support their member-states in Albania and Croatia, once they realize the sheer depth of the Kremlin-backed operation, they immediately sever ties. By the end of the new decade the Eastern European region was already unstable. But now, following the UN-Yugoslav proxy exchanges between Hungary and Romania a few short weeks ago, the 2020 massacres of Cham Albanians and the Albanian-fueled Kosovo Civil War before that, the region had descended into complete and utter chaos. Enjoying a peace lasting from roughly 2004 to 2014, the continent of Europe was now beginning to look a lot like a modern-day Middle-East.
Alleged Communist plant and Kremlin deep state agent Boris Timoshenko – cousin of former-Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko – is elected President of the Ukraine in the 2020’s. During his administration, notable right-winger and Trump-supporter, Andrii Artemenko, becomes Prime Minister. Prime Ministers Artemenko and Giuseppe Conte are instrumental in the Communist-Nationalist endgame of isolation and ultimate downfall of Sergio Mattarella, and the elevation of his replacement – Francesco De Luca – into the Italian Presidency. The Catholic, yet rampantly ultra-nationalist 'Luca Brothers' appropriate large swathes of the Italian and Vatican government into the Presidency, with the elevation of Luciano De Luca to Supreme Commander of Armed Forces and empowerment of Christian martyrdom and extremism. With Timoshenko leading Ukraine, Kravychko in Croatia and Francesco and Luciano De Luca empowering the Italian Presidency while installing their own Papacy in the process, throughout the next several years the Italian government transforms, slowly but surely, into a neo-fascist death cult. It is officially realized that not only was Russia not alone in its campaign of disturbing the West, but Italy was becoming a thorn in the West's side.
On April the 18th, the détente standoff between the NATO-European defense alliance and Pact forces comes to an end a little over two years later as Italian–Turkish naval and mechanized units and NATO–Ukrainian air craft attack pro-Russian Greece. This date is marked by many historians as the final major armed campaign of WWIII with the rest following a continuation of this same battle. The Greek government quickly surrenders, and Greece is annexed by Italy. With the joint-attack by Italy, Turkey and Ukraine (supported logistically by NATO) upon the Aegean, followed by an intervention into Austria, Switzerland and the Balkans and an emboldened England’s Norwegian-Italian-backed attack on Belgium and France a few days later – the aforementioned regions would not cease hostilities until the end of the War. French units head them off in Innsbruck and Brussels. Bombardment continues throughout the rest of the month and into May. In June; Italian, North American and Ukrainian forces commit a sizable attack thereafter. With a multilateral and intercontinental counterattack, Italian forces are knocked back riotously by Pact soldiers reinforced by Russian and Brazilian air support. Due to being associated with Italian organized crime, Texan involvement in the United States prompts the EU to break off any and all relations with the United States of America. NATO – at the highest levels of government – launch a last ditch attempt to distract away from their ties to Italian mafia and the Turkish deep state (via Bush, Clinton and Trump) and Cruz, by accusing the French of providing the bulk of the missile systems to the North American–English offensive, when in fact it was Washington. Infuriated, IF-led initiatives result in a “balkanizing” process of the US. With angry men and women in uniform marching on the Pentagon from D.C. to Arlington VA in support of the U.S., the UN and opposition to Italy, NATO, the emerging Texan-spearheaded 'Dixieland'; Dixie and Texan riot control respond in the way they would to an unruly protest demonstration or ‘riot’ – what they do not expect is a full-fledged military assault into Virginia – the skirmish lasts 15 minutes and ends only as Texan Governor-General Bush threatens to nuke the Capitol building and Eastern Manhattan – specifically, UN headquarters. Beijing and Norfolk also threaten to detonate nuclear weapons over Washington D.C., Albany, Austin, Nashville and Los Angeles out of opposition to the United States whom they accuse of being behind the foundation of the "new confederation" of Dixieland and the rise of the Texan rogue state under Bush – and with nearly a fifth of the population of the US at risk, President-elect Randall Howard Paul backs down at the behest of President Martin O'Malley, but not without voicing his concerns about a development that – coincidentally or otherwise – occurred on the same day that the Dixieland-Manhattan Crisis did so, the North American-English offensive.
Egyptian–Russian Occupation of Israel
Shortly before the April 18th offense, Ankara orders troop presence in Gaza after falsified reports come out (originating in Egypt) of Interpol claiming Israeli forces were behind a terror attack in Istanbul (it was actually the Grey Wolves, an Italian–Turk ultranationalist terror group). Concurrently with the Balkan Emergency, Israeli and Turkish forces stand off along demarcated buffer zones in Shuja'iyyat al-Akrad, al-Qubbah and al-Shati - with skirmishes at first and then erupting into full-blown conflict from early May until mid-July.
The Israeli State collapses into civil war between Israelis assisting Palestine, Israeli Arabs allied with Egypt, and Israeli State Loyalists shortly after Egypt and Pakistan orchestrate a Hezbollah coup that topples Israel and replaces the government with an Egyptian Annex. Tel Aviv and Beirut maintain a sanctuary presence in the areas of conflict, assisted via air drops and air strikes by the United States and Britain. Pakistan and Egypt respond with anti-air and missile strikes against a British flotilla in the Mediterranean, which is countered by a Turkish shock-and-awe campaign spearheaded by Turkish Jandarma and SAT teams supported by Turkish and British air forces and S-400 missile strikes. The Mubarak Brothers maintain an expansionist presence of varying degrees in the Levant and Middle-East throughout the war, following the Turkish offensive. With Turkey's attack on Israel, and Egypt dug in like a tick in Israel and the West Bank, NATO is stretched thin and kept engaged on multiple fronts simultaneously by the Egyptians and the Russians.
The Balkan Emergency was formally recognized worldwide by November Third after NATO fell back, delivering parting strikes on IF and Pact forces alike. The dispute is assessed diplomatically between RECON and Brussels at a meeting between the two sides. NATO Supreme Commander Timothy M. Ray accuses IF forces of ‘getting in the way’ and convoluting NATO’s campaign. Eventually ties warm after the IF and NATO (as well as the United States and MA) agrees to set aside differences and focus on their mutual foe: rogue jihadist radical extremists and the Pact – particularly Lucist Italy. But the event in question that President Paul addresses does not have to do with the Balkan Emergency, it has to do with what else RECON found on their classified mission, which is soon echoed by Luca's announcement of the return of the notoriously-fascist and grotesque Iron Guard. The Italian ultranationalists announce an exchange in government structure – into the hands of the Luca Dynasty – and a change of name, the Legion of the Archangel, and – even more terrifying - the establishment of the LA Iron Legion secret police force, which shortly thereafter transforms into an assassin army of covert death squads. The infamy of the unusual morbidity of the originally-Romanian Iron Guard – even for a fascist movement – was well-known throughout World War II. Even the Mussolini faction of Italian Fascists distanced themselves from this “death cult”. Nevertheless, nearly a century later, the repugnant organization had returned, proudly displaying its devoutly murderous ideology which, in conjunction with its radical theocratic Christian martyrdom and its sinister and militaristic application thereof, was compared to a “Taliban on Steroids”.
The legacy of Francesco and Luciano De Luca and the “Iron Legionnaire State” is one of unparalleled authoritarianism not seen since Putin, in fact – far more so. The Totalitarian suppression of dissent and freedom of speech – not to mention the presence of Iron Legionnaires, coupled with Luca militant expansionism – serves to put the Lucas in the same category as Adolf Hitler by the end of the decade. Although NATO and the North Americans stand by their ally to the east, even Brussels and Washington begin to distance themselves from the increasingly neo-fascist, hyper-nationalist foreign policy and ideology of Italy's totalitarian and xenophobic president, whom they even claim several times throughout the next decade that such desires would endanger not only all of Europe, but all of America and Asia as a whole.
Nevertheless, the North Americans and Europeans would in time follow Italy into battle against their sworn enemy – the internationalist French… and the United States of America.
- See: Fall of Norfolk, North American–Italian Siege of Greece, NATO Invasion of Romania, Russia and Yugoslavia Attack the United States & Central-East African Conflict
November – The Communist Party of China declares COSECTOR an illegal organization, and that Moscow is merely illegally occupying the former Soviet Republics. Under international law they would be correct, but the IF (at this point consisting only of scattered, disorganized factions outside of North America) would say otherwise, accusing them of acts of “communist-neofascist techniques of regionalist aggression”. The Independence Front (citing their policy of non-alignment and prevention of nuclear arms race), along with the states loyal to the “Pact” – abstain, although this does nothing to prevent the continuing NATO provocation of Russia, and thus, the French and their allies. The US embassy is closed in China, further gapping the already massive rift between NATO-aligned and IF-aligned countries. With the suspension of U.S.–Chinese relations, Beijing quietly gives SCO members a silent nod of approval for their support of the Pact, and soon after retract their statements critical of Russia. As China retreats into isolation, the Pact expands from its founding members to include all of the Shanghai Pact nations, South Korea, all of Southeast Asia, including Australia and all the countries of the Françafrique. With an international and intercontinental military alliance of nearly 30 countries, China had effectively leveled the playing field with no more than a quick 30 minute meeting and no more than a few sentences. Shortly thereafter, England is accused of transforming into a European-version of North Korea, with a right-wing ultranationalist government seizing absolute control of the country and enacting a mandatory military service for all able-bodied people over the age of 18 by November 2022. Like North Korea, the new regime in London enlists nearly all of their manpower fit-for-service into their reserves, and after English, German, Turkish, Norwegian and Italian ambassadors are purged from all EU member-state capitals, England activates their paramilitary reserves, bringing their active manpower to over 5 million – growing to become both the largest and most powerful military in Europe – surpassed only by France and Russia. At Lisbon's command, Portugal makes plans to embark upon political expansion of its own; eventually annexing the Canary Islands, Cape Verde and Brazil (plunging Portuguese occupiers in the latter two states into frozen conflicts with NATO, North America and the Commonwealth respectively) in a joint Russian–Portuguese offensive commanded by the Kremlin, the Portuguese–Brazilian military command and Yugoslavian VSOA Agent Nikita Kravychko. The propaganda is powerful, painting both England and Germany as degenerate, but stressing that Portugal “spearheaded” by Brazil and the Co-Sectors' Russia, running an internationalist campaign built on uniting Portuguese-speakers everywhere was key to forming an effective bulwark against Brussels. Portugal was one of the oldest countries on Earth, with the oldest empire lasting until 1999, while England and Italy were member-states of the G8, and two of only 15 navies with a fleet carrier, two of only 8 with more than one, supported by a fleet of over 100 commissioned vessels. In addition, England and Italy were overall two of the top ten war powers on Earth – with nearly 8 million in manpower, nearly 10,000 armored fighting vehicles and tanks, and one of the only 2 dreadnoughts in service on the planet a piece. England possessed dozens of nuclear weapons, and untold supplies of other chemical, mechanical and biological weapons, and was backed by North America and Brazil. The latter of which was the fifth-largest country on the planet.
Brazil backed another country, however - perhaps more forcefully than England or North America, the latter of which it condescendingly perceived as a puppet state. Since 2003, Brazil had been aligned with France and the Eastern countries - such as Russia, China and India - against American unilateralism in Iraq and elsewhere. The Iraq War had unquestionably cemented Brazil in the bloc against NATO and the United States, and this foreign policy would continue despite the radically-turbulent inconsistency among ideology its government had over the past decades. Despite this, France was largely struggling internally with a resurgent nationalist movement invigorated by an unorthodox government.
France, up until a few months ago, had been one of only five nations on Earth to be on the United Nations Security Council, while also being one of the top five military powers on Earth. Not to mention wielding the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, the only nation other than the United States to do so. Nevertheless, despite the newly imperialist fervor in France in recent years, the French felt threatened that history may repeat itself regarding Germany and Italy, which would divide France between nationalists and the pro-EU. The latter of these two states was seeing a rise to power of the most overtly-authoritarian in nature for the first time since in over a century, ringing alarm bells among the Parisian elites and French nationalists, particularly with the absence of the U.S. once again. French extremists, condemned by the French government, would begin air strikes on Sardinia as early as December 2021, with major military activities aided by Russian air and maritime support beginning in mid-2022.
With the US sanctioned, Africa in turmoil, and NATO forces bogged down in the conflict overseas, when NORAD goes dark barely any military forces active there realize. With the North American continent blind, isolated and wide-open, and 4 of the 10 active US supercarriers (one had gone missing in the Mediterranean a half-hour after the nuking), along with nearly 100 (nearly a third) of the U.S. surface fleet docked at Naval Base Norfolk, and roughly a quarter of America’s Air Power stationed there as well – what happens next is Clancy-levels of horror.
November 14th – The Nuclear Bombing of Colorado Springs was at first attributed to terrorism, but later found out to be England with assistance from the North Americans. Over 200,000 people are killed instantaneously and another 100,000 by the Wars’ end, the nation is paralyzed. Before anything can be done to alleviate the absence of NORAD and air reconnaissance, with roughly half of America’s military in North Africa fighting against the Saudis and insurgents and an international effort to curtail the damage of the bombing’s fallout, literally beyond the radar the all-too-familiar silhouette of a battleship last seen under the command of the US Navy, 4 carriers, the Charles de Gaulle, the former-USS Kitty Hawk – which US Intelligence denote as originating from the U.K. – 2 Kuznetsov-class aircraft carriers and a strike group of dozens of other Russian and Balkan warships of various size and class show up off the shoreline of Naval Base Norfolk. The sleeping giant is, poetically-speaking, slain in his slumber. The flagship, the dreadnought battleship, formerly known as the USS Montana, and now known by the Russians as the infamous Zheleznyy Medved (Железный Медведь or "Iron Bear"), launches a missile bombardment – with accompanying strikes from the carrier strike group – effectively neutralizing the base’s and docked carriers’ shoreline and air defense systems in one fell swoop. Following this – a joint-squadron assault of North Korean and Brazilian air forces, fighters, bombers, and attack helicopters bombard, and destroy, the four docked supercarriers, and over the course of a half-hour (even amid a hastily thrown-together counterattack from Norfolk forces stationed there and abroad), with staggeringly-high levels of ballistics support from the surface battalion (nearly 100 ships “spilling” out of the canal, able to be seen from orbit) the entire base is wiped out – along with every man, officer and military asset – down to the last scrap of equipment – erased from existence.
Knowing full-well the staggering level of martial power the United States possessed, the entire continent of North America is paralyzed in terror. Yugoslavia and Russia (with Korean, Brazilian and French nationalist naval and air assistance) had effectively yanked the titan that was once the U.S. military down to their level by its Achilles’ tendon, while simultaneously allowing Dixieland the opportunity to assert its sovereignty and control of the region formerly-occupied by the Confederacy, starting with Naval Base Norfolk. Every strategic move made by Yugoslavia, Russia and North Korea had been executed perfectly and without error – and now the U.S. was fighting an even battle with England alone, and Russia had officially eclipsed U.S. military prowess. To make matters even worse – a naval strike battalion of hundreds of Communist-loyalists composed of the Chinese navy was on its way across the pacific, China was positioning its 714-vessel-strong Navy into a threatening geographically-strategic formation at premeditated locations across the world, and U.S. ally Japan was powerless to do anything about it. Less than 24 hours later, NATO invokes Article 5 of the Collective Defense Treaty and multilaterally declares war on Yugoslavia, Russia, North Korea and Brazil for attacking NATO, and thus attacking their territorial integrity, as well as the theft of nuclear weapons from the US – originally attributed to the nation in question. Yugoslavia and Russia emerge as the Japan and Germany of the imminent Third Global Confrontation. With NATO on one side; Yugoslavia and the COSECTOR on the other, our embattled planet Earth’s various warring nations, territories and governments had solidified into two, roughly three, adversarial factions vying for control of said associated territories. This was the Apex of World War III.
The Apex of WW3
- See: Argentine–Brazilian Territorial Crisis, NATO Declares War on England, NATO Declares War on Italy, Italy Declares War on the United States, England Declares War on the U.S., & NATO Invasion of Saudi Arabia
February – Guerrilla and asymmetric warfare being waged by Venezuelan military forces and Argentine insurgents in the Falkland Isles against Islander military and U.S. elements since the culmination of the African Conflict between the West and Eurasia, escalates to a new all-time high when a high-ranking Islander politician and ambassador to the IF is assassinated by Venezuelan militia via carefully-placed moles in the Falklandic and Argentine governments. The outcry causes the Falklands and United Kingdom to declare a state of emergency, and it isn’t but a few days later that public demonstrations against the executive order spread like wildfire. The Venezuelan movement Tupamaro was discovered to be what the anti-government demonstrations primarily consisted of after investigations into the nature of the controversy were launched by the CIA, MI6 and RECON. Further investigations revealed obvious war-crimes and human rights violations, all of which were being ignored or covered up, or both, by Iran, Brazil, and other Venezuelan allies. Discovering this, the US deployed immediate reaction groups based around RECON and NATO primarily associated with regional disaster relief response and political crises. The alarm sets in throughout South America, with revelations that Brazil and Venezuela had been supporting the movements financially, and cooperating clandestinely under the careful cover of Aktau whitewashing for closer military cooperation, and plans to cripple the South American, and by extension, the US economy and gain a long-sought foothold in the Western hemisphere for their Aktau allies. With efforts put forth by the Middle American and Argentine governments, all of South America rally behind Argentina and the Falklands in opposition to the Tupamaro strike-teams. Venezuelan patriotism sees the opposition to Tupamaro only increase their power and influence in Venezuela, and by the early months of the very next year, Tupamaro both indirectly and directly controls the Venezuelan and Brazilian governments. Venezuela, and guerrillas led by Romanian Commandant Dragomir Radu, assisted heavily in this endeavor. The revelation of this to all of America, including the Territory, results in widespread condemnation of the Venezuelan Tupamaro government and an intense territorial crisis between Argentina and Brazil, as the latter begins channeling troops over the country’s borders by the truckloads and boatloads, utilizing the miles upon miles of dense jungle to trickle their forces into Argentina to prepare for an invasion. Their efforts are discovered and cut off by the end of the second day and beginning of the third night of Brazilian military exercises. The result is full-blown conflict and an intense Brazilian Civil War. Said conflict reverberates throughout South America for years to come.
Russian–Yugoslav War Bots
- See: Liberation of Corsica, England Declares War on the U.S., NATO Invasion of Saudi Arabia, Italian DEMO Strikes on Romania and Malta, Russian–led Invasion of the EU, MAWS & North Korean–Russian Invasion of Germany
June – The Scottish Prime Minister and the House of Commons call on RECON for an emergency summit between IF and NATO powers in regards to a massive buildup of troops and armor on the border between Scotland and England. NATO declines the invitation, but the IF attends with rigor, still at odds over Pharaoh’s justifiably unfulfilled demand that the US cede Virginia, Georgia and the Carolinas back to the Crown. Just a week ago Queen Elizabeth II had died, and Great Britain, transformed by the British Civil War, Rebel England and Third Global Conflict, splits the Monarchy down the middle between those loyal to England and those supporting a reunification of Britain. The latter are forced into exile, but Scotland and Ireland pledge to defend them from their political opponents. The highlights at the meeting are Pharaoh’s steady – but gradually declining – cooperation with Russian and French forces invading the Italian island of Sardinia. Apparently, England and French officials cooperated with Saudi GID, Islamist and JaF assets to sow conflict in the Middle-East to distract from the invasion of Sardinia, due to the presence of anti-Pharaoh rebels on the island. Through cooperation with RECON, the British government-in-exile begins plans for a coup to overthrow Chancellor Pharaoh and his supporters in London. Meanwhile, RECON-Unit 7 and NATO forces arrive in Sardinia to beat back Russian–French forces attacking the island. Unit 7, with heavy assistance from Italy and Sard rebels, defeat the French and free the Sard people from enemy hands.
August – Italy's Luciano De Luca declares military action, steamrolling the North Aegean, Peloponnese and Crete, and invading Malta, Cyprus and Tunisia, before launching an ICBM barrage at French bases across the Mediterranean, Central Greece and South Aegean from bases in Crete and the North Aegean, in addition to the detonation of a nuclear warhead in North Cyprus by Russia out of retaliation against an Italian invasion of the South. Nearly a million are killed almost instantaneously. NATO and IF are on-site within the hour, with Canada, Italy, Turkey, Germany and Spain committing a majority of their amenable military forces supported by the 67 NATO-Allied UN (as well as the other 20 Nations openly opposing COSECTOR) into UNTAES and UNMIK zones in Serbia, where a Romanian–Serb Joint-Force led by Romanian Dictator Dragomir Radu is waging guerrilla warfare. Serbia, supported by Romanian and Russian ultranationalist paramilitary and armed battalions and armies led by Radu and Luca, attempts to establish a foothold, but Coalition forces are able to beat back the invaders by September.
Late August – Ukrainian infiltrators seize upon the finance-weary Balkans to bolster and erect an effective bulwark powerful enough to threaten most of Eastern Europe. An international summit convenes between the EU, Scotland, NATO and beleaguered Russian opposition in Bratislava, Slovakia, at the behest of the Slovak President in Grassalkovich Palace - the last stronghold of Austrians, Czechs, and Slovaks of the Slovak Republic of Central Europe - Slovenská Stredoeurópska Republika (SSR). It is when the leaders of NATO are convened that a bombing eliminates most of NATO’s command structure… immediately followed by an occupation and invasion of Belarus and Lithuania by the Russians. The invasion of the Baltics by Russia and the Italian-French spat provides a distraction as a North Korean–Russian joint-intervention into Southwestern Germany, Sardinia and Switzerland overshadows the average active 50-100,000-strong troop-strength in Germany and Switzerland at that time, putting the entire region into shock. Russia's carrier task force and Romania enter and occupy Austria and Western Italy utilizing 2 million soldiers, 8,000 AFV, 5,000 tanks, 500 MLRs, and 600 SPGs, as well as half of their air force – roughly 5,000 craft. The Croats and Romanians, led by Radu, North Korea and infamous Croat Secret Police Chief Nikita Kravychko, shut down the Italian, German and Swiss communes by pouring over a third of their entire military strength into the regions, quickly locking down the city and setting up a forward operating base to allow their air craft to join in on the bombardment and invasion of the communes. Before anything can be done, Italians and North Americans quickly shut down Austria, sending half of the invasion force north, and the other half south – back into the Italian-occupied East Austria. Their MLRs and SPG – as well as all air powers – remain in Southwestern Austria, but are suspiciously ordered northeast shortly thereafter. With over a third of their missile strength aimed for mainland Europe, the North American–Italian force drives home their implied message with one final saber-swing. The top-secret U.S. orbital strike (Directed Energy Munitions Orbiter – “DEMO”) program (stationed in orbit over Western Europe to safeguard the United States’ NATO allies from potential Russian attack in the 21st Century) went offline in early August and by August 11th it was made abundantly clear that this was an Italian-caused problem. Controlled by Rome, San Salvador and London by this time – the Italian government faced a sizable North Korean-spearheaded invasion from Yugoslavia, Russia and Romanian forces roughly a week later and used the weapon on the resistance in Szeged, Csongrád County, and Kosovo, destroyed and rendered vast areas of the region uninhabitable, killing an estimate 286,664, a still-devastatingly-high bodycount that could have been as high as 1,000,000 had RECON not done their part to get as many civilians and resistance fighters to safety. Unfortunately, their actions prove for naught. A few minutes later, before the weapon can be shot down, Italian President Luca orders a DEMO strike on Malta out of retaliation for the EU's threats. The island nation is destroyed, and rendered uninhabitable – 651,023 people are killed instantaneously. Italy immediately after invades Serbia leading to the Siege of Novi Sad that lasts through varying, tapering degrees of escalation throughout WWIII, and the destruction wrought by this time provides enough of a distraction to allow the Russians, which had been (unknowingly) cooperating with Pyongyang and Zagreb since the end of the Cold War to pioneer the penultimate orbital WMD, to unleash a monster upon their enemies the likes of which nobody to ever walk the Earth has ever before witnessed.
September 2023 – Hidden amid the thousands of satellites and pieces of debris orbiting Earth, a weapon system far beyond the level of technological advancement of any combination of dominant economies or militaries the forces of Earth could ever hope to bolster sat just beyond the prying eyes of the Human Race. Zagreb, Pyongyang and the Russians gain official jurisdiction over the COSECTOR’s secret joint-army of MAWS – Mechanized Autonomous Weapon Systems – pledging to use them against their enemies. Whereas about half of NATO’s forces were tied down in the Middle-East, Europe was left without much defense at home, and most European nations had virtually no standing military left, economically dependent on the United States after the Cold War. In major capitals and cities – Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Bonn, Vienna, Geneva, Innsbruck, Oslo, Madrid, Strasbourg, Manchester, Yorkshire and Athens – as well as Bogota, Lima, Toronto, Potosi and Santiago de Chile on the American continent (although all inbound for the United States are shot down by US ICBM barrages) over 3,100 MAW units deploy from orbit all across the planet into standby mode, bearing the flags and insignia of the countries of Russia, Yugoslavia and North Korea. Upon activation, just 50 MAWS are able to lay waste to an entire country. The death toll tips 3.5 million within just 48 hours of global MAW activation. It isn’t a moment later; however, that RECON and NATO are assembled for an emergency summit at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. It is here that it is discovered that not only do Yugoslavia (1,150), Russia (810) and France (440) possess an estimate 2,550-strong MAW force (the Yugoslav and North Korean MAW forces are later discovered to be under the control of the Russians) – but as do the Brazilians, Scottish, US, Portugal and Japan (Germany, Poland, the Netherlands and Switzerland also possess smaller, cheaper MAWS), with a combined force of over 4,200 – the Scottish and US possessing a combined 2,308 of the units prepped and ready to go as was the Japanese (whose had been kept secret since the early 1970’s) Ronin One (1,892). With units inbound for Europe, and some deployed into America, the Joint-Chiefs assess that although the two sides’ MAW forces are evenly matched, they denote that unlike the NATO and IF MAWS which involve some form of human interaction into the Autonomous equation, the hulking Russian and Yugoslav MAWS are 100% literal, AI-powered killing machines.
Korean–Russian Invasion of Germany
- See: English Occupation of Holland, Liberation of Denmark, Italian Occupation of Thrace, English Siege of Glasgow, & British–English relations (September – December 2023)
September – The MAW force in America destroy the enemy North American and Italian force while suffering only 26 casualties. The situation in Europe is not so tame. Three Italian MAW battalions are formed into around 100-300, and two teams of Russian–North Korean MAWS (200-300) each to hit the forces in Scotland, Austria, Spain, Germany and Southeastern Europe respectively. An eighth, composed of American and Scottish forces, numbering at about an even number to that of the Russia-Korea and Italian MAW battalions, meets the enemy Yugoslav MAWS just as they reach Berlin. In a conflict that results in the deaths of another 24,000 people, it is a Pyrrhic victory for the Allied MAWS. By the end of the month all of the MAW forces have been pushed into Germany – the nexus of the Pact occupation of Europe. In response, the English hit UN and Co-Sector ground forces in the region.
October – RECON Units deploy into Austria, Croatia, Hamburg and Berlin in search of Yugoslavian VSOA Agent Nikita Kravychko, and the leader of the Grey Wolves ultranationalists directing the attack from the ground – Lt. Colonel Jamaković – and his right-hand, Dragomir Radu, who are believed to be in one of the three countries. Although they are not, NATO Command sees them as potentially linked to the Dixie and their rogue Trump–Cruz regime reigning over the Territorial war state. NATO officially responds to RECON presence in Germany and Austria by deploying their deadliest Special Forces – the Danish Hunter Corps. In addition, the Norwegian MJK deploy alongside the Danes in a joint-military-operation to hunt down and take out RECON. Belgium also deploys MAWs – with some tasked specifically with the neutralization of the RECON soldiers. The Belgians also propagate the misinformation of RECON being an Israeli sleeper-cell throughout Europe – at the wishes of NATO Secretary-General Bush – and RECON soon finds themselves hunted throughout the continent by both of the warring factions, as forces from Romania, Scandinavia, Italy and Belgium converge on and relentlessly pursue the international task force. Fortunately, the RECONS manage to evade their predators and successfully track down and capture Jamaković (although Radu escapes back into Romania). The Scandinavians, realizing the RECONS’ true objective, come to the conclusion that the Belgians were attempting to protect Jamaković, and that Belgium’s ambitions involved allowing Russia and England to conquer and weaken Europe enough for the three countries to come in and assume supremacy of the continent. Unfortunately, this information endangers the Scandinavian soldiers, and they are assassinated and eliminated in various mysterious ways throughout the rest of 2023.
The Allies liberate the rest of Sardinia from the Russians, which separates from the Occupied Government to form its own independent nation. Montenegro also establishes territorial independence after the Yugoslav annexation of Bosnia and Slovenia, but the latter soon falls under a puppet regime controlled by Italy while Macedonia expanded into Southern Serbia, and the rest of Serbia is essentially annexed by Croatia (although a fierce Serb Resistance movement establishes a permanent foothold throughout Central Serbia but Belgrade in particular, preventing any one faction from holding the entire city throughout the war). By the end of the major hostilities in Europe – specifically Berlin – the Allies had suffered 1,567 MAW casualties, while Yugoslavia and Russia had suffered 2,693 (1600 in Berlin, 306 in Innsbruck, 722 in Athens), with the remaining 1,315 pushed back into Austria. Frustratingly, the two MAW forces remained almost evenly matched, with the tactically-superior AI MAWS only 310 behind the Allied MAWS.
The Bio-Terrorism Crisis
- See: Zombic War, Eugenics, Zombic Fungus, Bioterrorism, Zombic Outbreak of Europe & the Americas (January – June 2024/2025)
January – The Black Thirteen, an anti-neural agent created from the mutation of the O. unilateralis by nanotechnology, is discovered to be the weapon of choice utilized by the bioterrorists. Seeing how they attack European states at first, it is suspected they work for the United States by NATO and the Pact…that is until they attack the Western United States. It is confirmed they are neither Islamic terrorists nor are they Ultranationalist extremists from any one country. What elicits further confusion is the advanced power armor and weaponry they utilize. The prime suspicion for the funding and support of the bioterrorists then shifts to international organizations such as NATO. After bioterrorist attacks on Salt Lake City, Vancouver, Seattle, Dallas and Los Angeles, all implications of US or IF involvement in the bioterrorism is swept aside, and nations all across the world begin to set their sights on Interpol and NATO – or, eventually, even a false-flag inside job operation by Middle America against its resident civilian population.
June – For six months Europe struggles against the Zombic threat. The Pact deploys a reserve force of 3,771 MAWS to combat the rapidly spreading bio-weapons. They succeed in pushing the threat back out of Eastern Europe and into the Southeastern/Balkans region by late June. Earlier in the month, although the American public take up arms against the infected back in February, in the end the entire continent west of the Mississippi River is quarantined, the major points of the Red Line established by US forces in western Chicago and Memphis TN. San Francisco quarantines the city limits and establishes a ‘Fortress Francisco’ policy put forth by the city’s Mayor and the Governor of California both. Officials note that a smaller infestation occurred in Mountain City in Eastern TN, which resulted in the town being quarantined. Although the culprits were not then known, with recent developments it becomes clear that the source of the weapon was borne in Oak Ridge, a few short miles north of Knoxville. By July 2024 over half-a-million people in the United States and Middle America alone have fallen victim to the contagion, with that number approaching approximately 1.8 million worldwide.
Japan, India and Tibet vs. China
- See: Chinese Invasion of the Philippines, Chinese Invasion of Japan, Tibetan Uprising & Zombic Crisis of East Asia (February – August [2023-2025])
February – On February 15th the insurgents launch several more attacks in East Asia – Shanghai, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Petropavlovsk, Seoul, Pyongyang, Singapore, Vladivostok, Osaka, Manila, Quezon City, Hat Yai, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phuket, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok – in 16 cities in Russia, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea, North Korea, Japan and the Philippines. Twelve hours later over 3,780 sightings have occurred and over 960 confrontations involving the cryptids have been reported. At least 7,791 deaths occur within nine hours of the attacks, and continue to escalate by an average of 2.4 deaths an hour, with another 0.6 death increase in escalation at a roughly 50% chance of said growth and nearly 0% chance of any visible implosion every ten hours that went by. Chinese authorities manage to attain a pyrrhic victory against the cryptids – with approximately 90% of the territory of Jiangsu Province, along with the 11 other surrounding provinces reporting cryptid presence and Q-Zone status, under hostile occupation – yet manage to evacuate most of the civilian populace, while Singapore manages to drive the infected out of the city-state and quarantine the city limits by the morning of the 21st. Other cities that manage to survive are Vladivostok (which, although a protracted campaign, manage to use the coastline and harbors as an effective brace against the encroaching hordes, allowing them to perform a tactical piston to rebound against the enemy), Ho Chi Minh City (using their home field advantage they eliminate the infected and push them back into China within twelve hours, before they can pose an adequate threat), Seoul (by the 16th), Osaka (manage to quarantine the infection within the south district by the 17th) and Manila (by the 16th). However, Shanghai, Petropavlovsk, Pyongyang and Quezon City are flattened by the infection – the result is the complete infection of the northern Philippines, cryptid occupation of Far-East Russia, the infection of East China, regions of Southern and Central China, North Korea, and the entirety of the Malay Peninsula by February of next year. The most devastating events of the Zombic Crisis occur in East China – Shanghai, during the Bund Nightmare: 586,383 people die within six hours at the hands of the bloodthirsty cryptid weapons – and the Malay Peninsula, during the “KL (Kuala Lumpur) Purge”, in which 326,225 die by infection and another 55,664 die from firing squads and government police instructed to wipe-out the infected areas of “vectors” left behind during the evacuation. A combined 968,272 perish in the Zombic Crisis of East Asia, with Shanghai and the Malay Peninsula regarded as the preeminent epicenters of the entire Crisis by many historians – with more people dying in the Bund Nightmare and the Kuala Lumpur Purge than in the entirety of the rest of the International Zombic Crisis as a whole.
August – During the Zombic Crisis of East Asia, China comes upon the realization that Japan’s, and the rest of the region’s, intense focus on the containment and pacification of the bioterrorist threat lends it the perfect opportunity to trample Japan and occupy the island, to exact revenge upon the Nationalists that attacked their country in WWII. China invades Japan and the Philippines with its full force of tens of millions of soldiers, thousands of aircraft and hundreds of naval vessels including fifty battlecruisers and 3 supercarriers. What China forgets is the Japanese MAW complement of still-over 550 MAWS (459 Scout, 77 Tanks and 9 Command), which they had been actively upgrading and retrofitting with constantly-updating technology and consistently more advanced weaponry for the past two years. Although China still has over 1,000, they are outmatched both technologically and in raw firepower by Japan. The invasion is repulsed, miraculously, as Japan throws all 10,173,000 of its military personnel from the navy, ground forces and air forces – including its 557-strong “advanced walkers” – against the invaders. Over 50 million Chinese soldiers are killed, including three quarters of their own MAW force, while the Japanese lose a paltry 17 MAWS, even with the fabled “Gun Dragon” Command Walker (of which China claimed to have an entire army, yet only had two with one a secret), the People’s Liberation Army falls to the RONIN fighters and their NINJA counterparts – the latter revered as the pinnacle of the manned Command Walkers to fight in the Third World War. China’s Philippines invasion is repulsed almost instantly by the heavy number of infected there, and shortly after the Japanese repel China on August 20th anti-Communist Tibetan separatist movements begin to surge across the continent. With the Liberation Army already in a weathered state from their battering by the Japanese, they make the last mistake they should’ve made – poorly executed intelligence and a heated ‘shoot first ask questions later’ attitude. Delivering the exact same response they have given to every attempted uprising, what they do not expect is a tactical, guerrilla-style counterattack with carefully and patiently-executed strategic response by the Tibetan Insurrectionists. Several cells placed within the PLA and Communist Party execute bombings against government structures in Shanghai, Beijing, and Tianjin – as well as PLA strongholds in Chengdu, Luoyang and Xuchang. This creates a domino effect resulting in the immediate elimination of most of the Communist Party and PLA command structure, throwing the Chinese armed forces into disarray and giving the Tibetan opposition the tactical superiority for the duration of the confrontation. Sympathetic Anticommunist movements gain footholds in each of the seven military regions arising from opposition to the Communist Party from within the PLA. Throughout the rest of the year, into the next, and the beginning of the year after that, the Communists slowly lose their grip on Beijing and China as a whole. Eventually they are weakened to a point that the North Korean government, dependent on Communist support from Beijing, collapses, and Seoul becomes the seat of a unified Korea for the first time in almost a century. Shortly thereafter Korea, Japan, Taiwan and India launch an all-out assault on Beijing, capturing it and politically liberating China no more than 48 hours later.
2034-2035 – Despite Tibet’s ostensible political victory, the Communists – led by the imperialist and hypernationalist Fang Kaizeng – via UN and Middle American support hold out for several more years within the walls of the Forbidden City as the de facto headquarters of a Chinese-led UN dominion. Field Marshal Fang Kaizeng, the self-appointed yet unchallenged UNCIC since 2033 after Obama, had been the last person seen with his predecessor, and is thus blamed for his disappearance as he attempts open totalitarian rule over the United Nations – the Security Council that includes Russia, Great Britain, France and the United States of America – and by extension, ruling the known world. By 2035 the IF led by Tibet is able to mount a successful assault on the Palace of Heavenly Purity and capture Marshal Fang, destroying a hidden second Gun Dragon in the process, thus ending the incessant hostilities fomenting within Beijing since 2033.
Turkish–NATO Invasion of Israel
NATO Invasion of Israel
It wasn’t long after the fall of Red China and North Korea that the nations of Eastern Asia were able to mount a united offensive against the cryptids. By September 6th the East Asian Outbreak was slowed and pacified, with a few stragglers here and there in remote regions. Europe, although still struggling against the shadows of North America and Italy, was able to keep the infestation contained in the West Balkans of Southeastern Europe, and after the fall of the extremist governments in Saudi Arabia and Syria; Israel, Jordan, Iraq and Iran are able to mount a successful offensive against the infection in the Palestinian and Anbar regions of the Middle-East. A rampant Zombie crisis in Riyadh had spread to outlying regions by this time, however, and Saudi military elements were forced to focus attention inward. Meanwhile, the mainland United States was still struggling against the rampant hordes. While Memphis, Chicago and San Francisco held steadfast, the US had not experienced a moment’s reprieve long enough to formulate a unified offense strategy. The NATO Secretary-General, George W. Bush, is discovered to be working secretly with English Chancellor Pharaoh who had effectively taken control of Europe. Now, the final show down was imminent, as Belgian and NATO forces prepare to invade Israel – and choke what they claim to be the last lifeline being fed into the economically-implosive regime in England. Or so they would have us believe.
During the infestation and before an effective quarantine procedure could take place, the rogue Sunni government in Jerusalem is forced to vacate, and it is during this time that a Zionist-Muslim coalition government is erected and democracy and equality is reclaimed between Israeli Jews and Israeli Arabs for the first time in nearly a century. Despite this, NATO – primarily backed by Belgium and the MLF (Multinational Land Force), and Nordic EU battle-groups, and spearheaded by the Danish Hunter Corps – launches an attempted occupation of Haifa, intent on claiming Israel regardless of who or what was in power. In an unexpected reentry into WW3, U.S. and Japanese MAW forces – spearheaded by RECON – come to the defense of Israel against the Belgian–Danish NATO invasion force. The Russians also commit a sizeable assist, and the NATO intervention is repulsed. In the process, however, Russian forces destroy several U.S. naval assets, including a submarine – while pro-Russian Israelis seize and occupy a U.S. Ford-class supercarrier. Backed by Russia, and reinvigorated with the possession of such a powerful military asset, the Russian-controlled Israeli military pledges to assist Russia and England in a revenge attack upon Europe and the United States of America, while the moderate Israeli government, forced into exile in Tel Aviv, pledges and reaffirms its commitment to the United States, and a Civil War between the pro-Russian and pro-American factions within Israel erupts across southern and western Israel.
English Invasion of New York City
Beginning in mid-September, bombings in Queens, Newark and the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Sunset Park and 8th Avenue by the independent Jihadists in control of the supercarrier preamble a subsequent invasion by England of the Eastern Seaboard of Manhattan, New York. Isolated skirmishes unfold in Jersey City and parts of Newark and its outskirts in late September, November, and throughout the Summer of the following year, respectively. The first tally on the mission parameters is the occupation and lockdown of the financial district, particularly Wall St. The invasion is precipitated by precision missile strikes against the MMB, Empire State Building (to disrupt nationwide broadcasting), 432 Park Ave. (used as partial residence for U.S. infantrymen), 70 Pine St., the Woolworth Building, the Tishman-Speyer Building, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grand Central, NYC Transit, One Liberty Plaza, Ft. Hamilton, NYPD, and the Statue of Liberty over the course of roughly 15 minutes (NYPD, Ft. Hamilton, the Statue of Liberty, 432 Park Ave., MMB and the Empire State Building are all destroyed simultaneously). In addition to these preliminary strikes, residential buildings suspect of housing Middle American and US infantry in preparation for the invasion of the United States and England respectively – 1717 Broadway, Liberty Tower, Barclay Tower, Biltmore Tower, CitySpire Center, The Corinthian, The Eldorado, The Epic, Madison Green, Metropolitan Tower, Battery Park’s Millennium Point and Millennium Tower – are destroyed. Although the 200,000-strong mobilization was – tactfully – spread out primarily in as many low-lying residential structures as possible, the leveling of New York’s residential skyscrapers still took out a rather large chunk of the total invasion force; 57,000 soldiers and over 100,000 civilians are killed.
(October 2023–July 2024) – English forces manage to maintain a foothold in the Upper East Side throughout the entirety of the campaign (until the U.S.–RECON Raid on the NEON “Independence” Weapon on May 22nd over a year later). Within a month, however, U.S. forces had managed to secure the United Nations building and surrounding neighborhoods of English forces. The very next month, U.S. and RECON forces launch a joint operation to reclaim the supercarrier from the English and jihadists. They do so successfully, immediately turning the vessel on the other twenty-odd vessels in New Jersey waters, pounding them throughout January and February. By March English ground forces are surrounded, but manage to hold out for another three months before surrendering (although the Russian-controlled dreadnought returns briefly in April to attempt a rescue). Throughout the rest of June, English deserters and guerrillas commit blitzkrieg-style attacks on U.S. forces patrolling the New Jersey–New York border and throughout Jersey City. By early July the skirmishers have been pushed out of Jersey City and into Newark and surrounding neighborhoods, and within a week the remaining 100-odd belligerents have all either been captured or killed.
Brazilian–Russian Siege of San Francisco
- See: Siege of San Francisco, Battle of Chicago, Zombic Pacification of Mainland US, Russo–French Invasion of Anchorage & Battle of San Francisco (May – July 2024)
May – Throughout May Japanese Ronin Two MAW formations, led by one of the only three NINJA fighters in existence, lend crushing assistance to the ailing American resistance against the Zombie hordes. In response to the alarming developments in Manhattan, the second-largest MAW squadron on Earth is sent to Western America to take some of the pressure off of them by giving them an outstanding head start through “laser-carpet-bombings”, weapons systems the Japanese designed specifically to target and destroy nanotechnology (i.e., hapless victims of the Black Thirteen nano-virus), with one bombing run resulting in the destruction of thousands to tens of thousands of infected in one fell swoop. This gives the resistance enough of a window to conduct National Guard and United Militia clean-up exercises orchestrated to deliver the maximum effective response to the question of how to get rid of the infestation as quickly and wholly as possible. In the same month, a military coup led by General Valyn Zharkov seizes control of Moscow and executes Russian President Medvedev. The government under Zharkov is much more overtly ultranationalist and fascistic than Medvedev’s Russia.
June – With the bombing runs concluded by May 21st, the dezombification of the western mainland begins immediately afterwards. The ANG and North America divide the Western US up into 3 zones denoted by their proximity to whichever of the three central nuclei of the Antizombie Resistance Movement (ARM) they happened to be – Chicago, Memphis or San Francisco. Although they had a lot of area to cover, this was their sole challenge in mopping up what little 1% of the initial Zombies remained behind after the devastating anticryptid bombing measures undertaken by the Ronins, and the sole reason it takes ARM from May 22nd up until June 29th to reduce the cryptid threat level from yellow to green. The main reason ARM has to cease prioritizing of the antizombic countermeasures is the Russia–Brazil invasion of San Francisco on June 30th.
July – On the morning of June 30th NORAD orders a no-fly zone over California after alerting residents to the presence of over 40 Brazilian naval vessels, spearheaded by the entire 125-vessel-strong Russian Navy sitting just beyond eyeshot of the American West Coast. A citywide evacuation of San Francisco is underway by 7 AM, with RECON diplomatic assets inserted beforehand to coordinate and supervise – but it is too little too late. Oakland and Berkeley are quickly overrun, particularly due to their weakened state in the wake of the Outbreak. Fisherman’s Wharf is the first area of the city to fall under Russian bombardment. It isn’t until roughly an hour later, after the destruction of the westernmost suburban region of the City, the US forces discover this is a diversion. About 47 minutes into the attack Russian and Brazilian Commandos deploy into and occupy Point Vista. With all of the available US military assets focused on western SF, Russian–Brazilian forces quickly shut down any possible land-based assistance to US infantry via occupation of Point Vista and the Golden Gate Bridge. AA emplacements are quickly erected in Western SF and the Marina District, sealing out any available air-based reinforcements with Multiple-Launch Propulsion Systems, Artillery and advanced laser-based AA systems. The Brazilian occupation of mainland San Francisco proceeds with perennial bombing runs up and down Market Street, and an infantry-based shut down of Union Square, the Tenderloin District, Haight-Ashbury, The Castro and Financial Districts in that order. When US forces dugout on Lower Market, Upper Mission and parts of the Financial District prove to be a greater resistance force than the Spetsnaz anticipate, artillery batteries erected on Alcatraz, in Oakland and Berkeley preeminent to the main assault ruthlessly bombard the aforementioned municipal regions. It is at around this point in time that NATO and RECON – in response to the pinned-down US forces in mainland San Francisco – deploy behind enemy lines in Point Vista to retake the Russian–Brazilian shutdown of the Golden Gate and neutralize Russian and Brazilian artillery. This endeavor, due to its extremely covert nature, catches the Russians and Brazilians by surprise and is a sweeping success for IF forces. Throughout the rest of the night, until the sun rises on the new day – July 1st – US forces remain on the defense. Due to the intense fighting in West Africa and the Middle-East, IF and NATO forces are hard-pressed to strategically allocate armed forces as tenderly and carefully as possible, and by 7 AM on July 1st, although US forces have suffered immense casualties, armored and airborne reinforcements arrive to deliver a crippling blow to Russian ground and naval assets. RECON assists in the evacuation and defense of Homeless Youths shelters from Russian belligerents and RECON air support assists in the process. District-by-district, RECON, NATO and IF forces shut out the Russian and Brazilian forces. The supreme commander of the Italians present during the Siege of San Francisco, Luciano De Luca, the twin brother of Francesco De Luca – and his right-hand man, the Romanian General Dragomir Radu, make an attempt to escape from the war-zone, but Luca is eventually tracked down and taken in for interrogation by RECON-Unit 7. The Siege lasts for another two weeks but is reduced mainly to a war of attrition. During the interrogation of Luciano De Luca, Unit 7 discovers that the attack on California was just a small part of a much larger plan involving all of the Pact and Interpol and even the enigmatic ‘Shadow Hub’, the terrorist organization responsible for these ‘Shadow Police’ bioterrorist attacks. The first step of the master plan to bring the mighty United States to its knees was a covert Russian invasion of Alaska with help from Interpol and this mysterious ‘Shadow’ organization. Shortly after the capture of Luca, Italy collapses into violent revolution. President Luca is poisoned, and the entire government structure collapses into disarray. Rome is torn apart by sectarian strife, terrorist enclaves and nonstop street-to-street firefights and bombings.
July 1st – RECON meets with NATO forces in Anchorage an hour after discovering this revelation from Serif. Sure enough, Russian-speaking men in uniform are spotted on the town’s outskirts. Covert and stealth operations are launched against these Russian ‘observation cells.’ The anti-insurgency operations are a massive success for RECON and NATO forces. After the debriefing at the RECON base a few miles outside of town, NATO and the civilian staff at the base is discovered to have been infiltrated by pro-Interpol GRU and NSA moles. A bitter struggle erupts, after Russian and Peacekeeper forces reveal themselves within the very interior of the RECON HQ, to secure the base. It is here that the most devastating confrontation between RECON and cryptid hostiles unfolds. Eventually, the only solution becomes evident – evacuate and nuke the site from orbit. Capturing a smuggled Russian nuclear warhead, RECON and NATO forces evacuate – but not before losing 3 quarters of their initial forces. The base is destroyed, along with the cryptid threat. As they are arriving back in the mainland United States, RECON receives word from Shield Team that the bioterrorists have arrived in Chicago with power armor reminiscent of the IF-based "Outbreak” armor systems, only much more advanced. With their own men in the center of the battle zone, RECON changes course and they then head for Chicago.
Zombie Apocalypse Cancelled
- See: The Zombic Crisis, Eugenics, Bioterrorism, Zombic Pacification of Mainland US, Operation STARMAN & Zombie Pacification (July 2026)
What would become known as the Zombic War, also referred to just as frequently as the Zombic Crisis or Outbreak, would last for two-and-a-half years – from January 2024 until July 2026 – and would be the most terrifying part of the Third Global Confrontation for many. In July of 2026 it is discovered, through RECON moles in the CIA and Intelligence State, of information they had been hiding from RECON, the US, and humanity as a whole. An organization known only as the Shadow Hub, a secret society behind the CIA Shadow Committee and Britain’s GCHQ and SIS, as well as the power behind the Saudi Throne, Wall Street and the Bilderberg elites – operating from secret underground bases all across the planet – were the people the mysterious bioterrorist ‘Shadow Police’ represented. Not Islamic extremists or Communists this time around, but something even more difficult to extinguish than an ideal, but a mindless, violent force against all nations on Earth. The Shadow Hub represented the first ‘Anti-Nation’, and was a far greater threat than any one nation, any one terrorist organization, or any army with numbers of untold and unknown millions throughout Earth, and state of the art technology and bio-weapons. Obtaining a monopoly on the G13 and B13 weapons, they did not need MAWS, they did not need nukes, they didn’t even need to stake territory – all they needed was to destroy it. And that was their single-minded single greatest and most sought-after objective – to destroy all nations. Unfortunately for them, their plan at destabilizing the world indirectly by loosing a potentially apocalypse-scale biological weapon in key cities of the world’s most powerful region had been slowed about 10 months later, and by the time nearly 2 years had elapsed the Outbreak had been contained to small and concise quarantine zones in the aforementioned cities. The Shadow Hub had been thwarted… and angered. Could they be thwarted again? Their program of long-term Eugenics had not yet been thwarted, but it was under attack with their exposure by Omega Response. The Omegas believed in being the last line of defense against a Scorched Earth policy, which the Shadows represented as the penultimate manifestation thereof. Although nobody would believe them, certain elements within RECON claimed evidence had been found that implicated the SH in a vast thought-control conspiracy dating as far back as the Dark Ages, possibly even to the time of Roman domination of Europe and Asia and the Egyptian Pharaohs – of course back then they would have gone by a different name, but still been complicit in their agenda to enslave humanity. Fewer still thought evidence pointed to the SH making contact with another dimension through secret science programs – namely a dual program in Oak Ridge, TN and Flatwoods, WV. It was believed to be called Operation STARMAN. Only Unit 7 would come into contact with this revelation directly. Although the details are classified, it is believed to be connected to some of the more terrifying cryptid sightings, such as the Mothman, Flatwoods Monster, the Native-American mythical beast known as the Wendigo and the infamous and terrifying Jersey Devil. The Outbreak and indicative Apocalypse had been thwarted – but it had done its damage. Nearly 2,000,000 (584,317 in North America and the U.S., and 210,111 in Eastern Europe), were robbed of their humanity, and their life, by the time it was said and done – with roughly 50% of the casualties in the cities of Kuala Lumpur and surrounding areas, and the Chinese city of Shanghai alone.
The Shadow War
- See: Shadow Government, Battle of Chicago, Super-Fungus, Nanobot Virus, Fall of Kiev & Shadow Heavy (October 2024 – July 2025)
In October of 2024 or 2025, shortly after the contagion was beginning to be overcome, it became common knowledge that the forces seemingly seen as separate regional entities formed for different purposes were in fact part of a stealth expansion by forces responsible for the rise of Hitler and the Nazis, that shared their views of European – and eventually global – domination. These entities in question are none other than the EU, NATO, Interpol and Bank for International Settlements. Through the latter, which had passed into Nazi hands during WWII (along with Interpol), they controlled the World Bank, World Trade Organization, and International Monetary Fund. Connecting these entities together into a singular machine for world domination and perpetuating centrist totalitarianism and populism across the world were the power elite – the Kings and Queens of Europe, the Saudi Royals, the CEOS and Chairmen of multi-national mega-corporations, former and currently-serving politicians and heads of state, including Zharkov and Pharaoh – who had initiated a permanent convention in a secluded underground base in the Appalachian foothills as opposed to the annually-rotating meetings between various cities. This time they had enlisted the presence of the Interpol and NATO heads, as well as the presence of Pharaoh and the Romanian Supreme Commander, Dragomir Radu himself.
November - January
Throughout the duration of this active ‘Shadow Hub’ (unofficial name; "Shadow Heavy"), the terrorist activities of the Shadow Police became more frequent and more direct. The first direct attack occurs on November 20th, in Bethlehem. Using high-impact EMP’s, advanced laser-guided artillery and directed-energy weaponry (and of course their state-of-the-art power armor), the insurgents shut down Israeli and IF fortifications in the city almost instantaneously. The defenders have to resort to guerrilla tactics and makeshift ‘blitzkriegs’ to push back the vastly-outnumbered yet ordinance-heavy belligerents. The second occurs 3 days later, in London. The Shadow insurgency bombs British and SAS airbases and fortresses utilizing low-altitude high-impact surface-to-air ballistic missiles (HSBMs) deployed from hidden facilities beneath the city. Big Ben is also destroyed by an HSBM and Buckingham Palace is partially damaged. The attack takes the Royal Armed Forces by sweeping surprise and – although vastly superior in numbers – proceed to fight an uphill battle against the insurgency. In addition to being blindsided, the insurgents also plant moles within the British command substructure and the active armed forces, further complicating their resistance efforts. While the entirety of the British loyalists throw their weight and brace back against the invaders in a last stand at Downing St, the Russians see this as a perfect opportunity to take down the Island of Great Britain once and for all – and they would have, had it not been for an identical insurgency launched against Moscow mere hours later. Throughout the rest of the month and into January, the British and Uzbeks brace against the ostensibly interminable attacks and tricks utilized by the insurgents, including a seemingly endless supply of drone weapons and advanced technology, until finally the illusive belligerents fall back and leave the respective victim cities in ruins, vulnerable to one another and ripe for renewed warfare and bloodshed, on January the 17th.
February - April
The next, perhaps most devastating, attack occurred on February 11th, 2025. Utilizing HSBMs loaded with raw nanobots jury-rigged by the insurgents from the original B13, only without the fungus medium used to transform its victims into walking weapons, simultaneous attacks are launched in Paris, Barcelona, Geneva, Madrid, St. Petersburg FL, Russian St. Petersburg, Bangor, Phoenix, Houston, El Paso, Little Rock and Memphis. Instead of creating zombies, like its fungal medium would’ve done, it merely destroyed the nervous and immune systems, replacing them with volatile chemicals created from the rapidly-replicating nanobots that transformed the hosts into ticking and walking time-bombs. They would explode and the chemical would cause a chain-reaction rippling domino-effect. So if 10 people died, 100 people died, and then, if it wasn’t contained quickly enough, as many as 10,000 could die. Civilian and military alike were targets, and within 24 hours of the attack, all 12 cities had been shut down and occupied by the insurgents. In an unlikely twist of fate, however, Russian–led forces deploy with a fresh batch of MAWS and wreak havoc upon the assailants, with assistance from NATO. They hold out longer than expected, with the stragglers not being pushed from the last city (St. Petersburg in Russia) until April 16th.
May - June
Unfortunately, the presence of Russian and NATO MAWS in Florida only encourages Pact forces to begin planning a joint-invasion and occupation of the United States, which leads to the Manhattan Attacks in June and the Siege of San Francisco later that month. When officials in Moscow refuse to withdraw the killer robots, and NATO officials in Brussels likewise refuse to do the same, the United States, United Kingdom, Japan and the entire Independence bloc recall the entirety of their armed forces and put them on high-alert with possible orders to nuke Moscow off the map or, even worse, launch their own MAW force into the aforementioned regions. It isn’t soon after that the opposing forces leave the United States. Although this immediate crisis is ostensibly averted, more issues arise later on. July – The Third Global Conflict begins to get really nasty after Pact forces begin to become desperate. The terrorist attack in Moscow sparks a chain reaction after the destruction is contained. Shortly thereafter, the insurgents launch their biggest assaults yet. Moscow and Chicago – utilizing over 100,000 Shadow Police apiece – are shut-down by the insurgents in under 2 hours. Amid the chaos, Ukrainian Vyshchyy Artemenko is overthrown and executed in the streets. Meanwhile, the Battle of Chicago marks one of the most intense battles the American home land will ever see.
Battle of Chicago
When RECON arrives the insurgents had already shut down half of the city and US military were fighting a losing battle. Leading up to the battle, throughout the day – July 1st – the US military began arriving in the neighborhoods between O’Hare and Bucktown, and then from there to The Loop, and from there again all the way down to Chinatown. What NORAD had been warning Chicago local law enforcement, counterterrorism and military forces against was a possible amphibious assault from Lake Michigan, consisting of consecutive strikes on The Loop, Prairie District and Chinatown, as well as a possible attack in Douglas, Streeterville, the Gold Coast, Bucktown and Lincoln Park. What intelligence authorities did not know (or purposely withheld) was that SH forces had hijacked a plane inbound for O’Hare International Airport and the staff therein were completely unaware. The plane lands successfully and by this time the 62 insurgents had forcibly purged the crew and passengers from Flight 187, and another 56 had done the same on Flight 292. The two planes landed successfully at O’Hare terminals, and within minutes the concourses had been bombed and the airport shut down. The US rapid-reaction team of approximately 210 soldiers on sight in O’Hare responded immediately, fully engaged in a firefight to liberate the airfield less than 10 minutes later. A third bomb is located and successfully diffused, a warhead with the capacity to take out the entire northwestern portion of the city. About 5 minutes after O’Hare is secured, laser-guided bombardments precipitate upon Lincoln Park, The Loop, West Loop, Gold Coast, Streeterville, New Eastside, and every neighborhood along the Lakeside between China Town and Hyde Park faces an invasion of between 1,500 and 9,800 troops depending on area size. With over 110,700 soldiers, the 36,296-strong (36,330 before the O’Hare Attacks) US defenses do not look to be facing very favorable circumstances by the beginning of the next hour. The heaviest concentration of fighting occurs in West Loop, Loop, and Lincoln Park. A heavy fortification of 750 US Marines in Printer’s Row establishes a bulwark against a force of about 1,000 Shadow troops, locking down all entries into the district with over 100 tanks and armored vehicles. This is disproportionate to the total number of about 600 armored vehicles present during the battle – leaving only about 482 to be distributed amongst the Loop, West Loop, Lincoln Park and Gold Coast, with possibly some extras for single-use in Streeterville, New Eastside, South Loop and the Prairie District if they’re lucky. The subsequent turn of events prove they are not. By about 6:30 PM, the Marines had successfully locked down West Loop, United Center Park, Noble Square, East Village and Wicker Park. However, virtually the entire city center – The Loop, Streeterville, New Eastside and Lincoln Park (as well as questionable reconnaissance activities by insurgents in Bucktown) – remained embroiled in ostensibly ceaseless fighting. Although by between 7:15 and 8:00 the U.S. forces had whittled away the invasion force by about 15,000 soldiers, they had on the downside lost around 6,000 themselves, with the death toll rising. By 7:30 the defenders had erected a bulwark in the southeastern end of The Loop, aided by the victors from Printer’s Row and survivors from the Prairie-South Loop region. Around 5,500 Marines stamp out a forward-assault base with most of the heavy weaponry and armor positioned in a strategic line running the entirety of Wells St. and flanking off about 550 ft. down Lake St. to the north and Van Buren to the south. The rest of Lake St. consisted of spare munitions, equipment and a makeshift armory, allowing the Marines to quickly brake ranks, grab a refill, and return to Wells in the event of an attack (asymmetric skirmishes were occurring roughly every 15-20 minutes at this point, mostly unmanned recon drones but occasionally a strike team of insurgents would launch an attack). Wabash Ave., at least three-quarters of the way down, was part of a makeshift command post, with the central headquarters set up at the John C. Kluczynski Federal Building on S. Dearborn St. occupying 26 of the 42 floors. The remainders of Wabash and Van Buren, and several abandoned buildings and complexes located therein and around the State St. area were converted into a makeshift hospital for wounded soldiers and refugees. At around 10:15 the SH launch a full-on assault, with artillery and a grenadier battalion of 1,000 positioned on the CTA rail taking the brunt of the blow. The front changes multiple times throughout the hour, with Allied forces at one point being pushed all the way into the park, but eventually the defenders manage to push the enemy out to Wacker, and after another hour of intense fighting – RECON arrives. With RECON assistance, the Allies manage to push insurgent forces across the bridge to Canal St. It is at this point the SH launch their final, most desperate and most dangerous biological warfare attack yet… At 11:38 AM, Chicago falls victim to 18 consecutive B13 attacks in the 18 formerly-most populous districts. By this point the entire city had been evacuated, by 9:48 to be exact. The damage is done, however, the attacks proving brutally effective against US forces. They don’t stand a chance as their forces are dissolved from the inside-out by the virus. Now facing a two-pronged assault, Shadow Police on one side and zombies on the other, the US forces realize they are going to lose. RECON gets as many out of the city as possible and prepares a contingency plan – hijack the Middle American nukes hidden beneath Chicago, activate them, target the city, and get the hell out. UNIT-7 does just this, penetrating into the underground facility, and evacuating via airlift. The Battle of Chicago ends with the entire city and the infestation therein, being wiped out.
- See: US “Independence” N.E.O.N. (Near-Earth-Orbiter Network) Platform, First Infantry Combat in Space, First Vehicular Combat in Space, & Raid on the US Independence (April – May 2024)
March – English Ultranationalists, fighting a protracted campaign again vying for control over Yorkshire in England since the beginning of hostilities over 5 years ago, launch their greatest incursion into the West Yorkshire Urban Area yet. Utilizing hundreds of tanks, thousands of Armor units, hundreds of aircraft, hundreds of artillery and rocket systems, and over 500,000 soldiers from England, the English Military launched a several-pronged attack into the area mainly focused in Leeds. Following a series of UDA suicide-bombings killing over 100,000 – English forces are met with equal resistance from NATO forces – 70% of which are composed of British, Ontarian, Quebecer, U.S. and Middle American Warfighters. Although the attack begins with a flourish – the English Defense is called back to London just mere days from completely taking the city of Leeds, in preparation for a new campaign and strategy – raising fear and suspicion in Edinburgh and Washington that the English and their Pact allies may be preparing for something even more devastating. NATO convenes in Holland for planning and counterterrorism operations against the UDA, possibly involving an invasion of London.
April – When English forces realized they may in fact lose the Manhattan Campaign, and were being pushed back, an effort to appropriate Special Weapons Assets from the United States and into Russian hands was put in motion. The US Independence Near-Earth-Orbiter Network, or NEON Platform, began construction in the early 2010’s beyond the eyes of the public, and was initially a preliminary emergency defense system designed to counter the possibility of Russian expansion beyond Ukraine (following Russia’s annexation of Crimea) and was still currently under construction but was ready-and-able to be used against targets. In late April, NATO collaborated with Russian forces to conduct a raid operation on the orbital facility. When a similar weapon – known as the DEMO – was used against a US military base in Malta (effectively rendering the Island uninhabitable and resulting in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of civilians) on May 19th, 2034 – the Russian–English Joint-Special Operations Division (JSOD) began a campaign as early as 48 hours later to add the larger and stronger NEON to accompany the DEMO in the emerging COSECTOR Space Warfare Branch. RECON assembles their own space operation, the second in the history of warfare (after the NATO–Russian operation to occupy the Independence), and deploys to the station in a captured Soyuz.
May 22nd – RECON UNIT-7 deployed onto Independence on May 22nd at 2:25 AM and was met with immediate resistance. The station was occupied by 27 Special Forces operatives – 19 Russians and 8 Englishmen – but managed to pull through and make it to the firing control center before the weapon was able to successfully fire on New York City and Long Island – its next target. Had UNIT-7 failed to prevent the Independence from firing – it would have leveled New York City and erased Long Island from the face of the Earth. This would have killed nearly 10 million people and plunged the world economy – and the world as it stood – into irreparable chaos, leaving a power vacuum previously held by North America and Europe, allowing Russia and England to seize absolute power. After Unit-7 succeeds, the orbital platform is deactivated, putting a wrench in their strategy. The Russian and Middle American-led NATO forces, although having different methods and slightly different goals, had one thing in common: they wanted the Independence Front and the United States of America destroyed.
Portuguese–Brazilian Invasion of the U.S.
- See: Portuguese–Brazilian Invasion of Eastern US, Assault on Boston, English occupation of Boston, Portuguese–Brazilian Occupation of Florida, Siege of Ft. Lauderdale, Occupation of Miami, & Portuguese Occupation of New England (April – October 2024)
April – On April 30th England, Portugal and the straggling Italian forces utilize the full extent of their machine armies to launch an invasion and occupation of Croatia, the Balkans and parts of North Africa. Italy is pushed back by NATO forces by mid-May - with France seizing on the infighting to join in on the battering of the Italian Army, and the Balkan occupation is brought to an invasion followed by Poland and the Czech Republic in June and July respectively. In late August, a Portuguese–English assault force invades Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, with the sole objective to work as much destruction and devastation in as little time as possible. With the Pact maintaining a firm stranglehold on Europe via the Netherlands and England, as well as parts of Northern France and Luxembourg after subsequent Italian Invasions, and the conflict between the EU Benelux Battlegroup and COSECTOR thus reduced down from full-scale war to scattered, erratic skirmishes that consisted of mostly individual, isolated events… the MAW-led Portuguese-Brazilian beast sees an opportunity for its most daring move yet.
July – Over the span of roughly 46 hours between the end of July and beginning of August, realizing the North American and Brazilian governments were in chaos, RECON deploys Shield and Sword Agents on a plainclothes sting operation to take out the Romanian Commander that had eluded them so many times before – Dragomir Radu. He is located in Orșova, attempting to escape to Russia through the Black Sea. Although most of the operation unfolds in the Retezat National Park, the final 13 hours of the operation involve a manhunt, which escalates in the last six hours into a chase and gunbattle at the Iron Gates. Before capturing Radu, the RECONS learned that he intended to kill himself to prevent an interrogation leading to the revelation of his manipulation of NATO and thwarting of his Europe designs. However, right as he is captured, he reveals that his plans have already been set in motion by his cohorts Lord Pharaoh and the late President of Italy, as well as Confederate President Gates and the Trumps – through pro-Russians within the Chinese government – to blackmail the Dutch Monarchy into a NATO-COSECTOR joint-invasion of the United States of America.
August – Between May and July 2024, NATO and COSECTOR, while still officially enemies, are appealed into a coalition by the Chinese-friendly North Americans under the prospect of replacing the United Nations with a “Bolshevik World State” that would end World War III and unite the planet and all of its nations under one flag. The North Americans claim, at the behest of Chinese officials (including Fang) that sympathized with North America and the Brazilians, that the United States – the foremost power on the United Nations Security Council, must be coerced to capitulate to the new continental nation of North America. After Europe steps down from the Council, the United States, Japan and Britain – as the Security Council Triumvirate – are effectively labeled the ‘singular mutual threat’ to both the East (Russia and Asia) and the West (NATO) and that the two rival civilizations must unite to ‘end the scourge of patriotism’ once and for all. On August 15th, 2034; the English and Romanians, followed by the entire NATO bloc of the England-led Atlantic Alliance (excluding Germany and Spain), Denmark’s Greenland taskforce and spearheaded by the Pharaoh Government (each faction intent on toppling the United States before the other), launch the most devastating attack in military history upon the United States of America. Like rain, the MAWS fell from the sky and attacked locations all along America’s Eastern Seaboard. At 7:43 AM Fort Lauderdale, Florida was attacked by a staggering 351 Portuguese-, Brazilian- and Dutch-aligned MAWS. IF forces deployed in an effort to stymie the assault, but since most of their MAWS had been destroyed during the European Conflict they had to – terrifyingly – resort to old-fashion military tactics to combat the mechanized monsters.
At 4:14 and 7:52 AM on August 16th, 173 Portuguese and North American MAWS deploy into Boston, Massachusetts and Virginia Beach in the Old Dominion. The French Navy – a powerhouse of a global naval power – almost single-handedly defeats the Portuguese–Brazilian Fleet (possessing 4 aircraft carriers to the Brazilians’ 2, despite being outnumbered numerically) whom they outmatch with firepower and technology. The French Air Force also contributes heavily, possessing an air fleet of nearly 2,000 themselves. On the ground, however, with only a few dozen MAWS of their own to lend support to the ground forces, the United States – abandoned by the Pentagon, and unable to call for support from NATO – fights an uphill battle throughout August and into September. RECON does all they can, but eventually the hostiles – backed by MAWS – manage to push the 500,000-strong force beyond the Appalachian Mountains. It is here that the American, French, British and Japanese joint-force makes its final stand against the invaders. With 35 nations (23 defending, and 12 attacking) and over 5 million people from those and other countries directly involved in airborne, naval or person-to-person combat during the Battle of Ft. Lauderdale and the Portuguese–Brazilian Occupation of Florida (August 2024 to October 2025), the aforementioned sites, operations and theatres of warfare (henceforth known as the North American and Eastern American Theatres of World War III) become the second-largest in the history of warfare, with the Siege of Beijing and the Asian Theatres being the largest (with over 20 million people directly involved), although only seven nations are involved.
- See: Russian–English Attack on France, Franco–Norwegian Liberation of Holland and Denmark, Second Battle of Berlin, Eastern US Front, & Dragon’s Mouth Siege (September – December 2024)
September – September 2nd, 2024; RECON forces make a stand in the city of Knoxville and the surrounding municipalities of Forge, Newark, Mountain City and Sevier City – the Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Appalachian Mountains. It is here the Allies draw their line in the sand against the enemy forces, and having taken down 262 of the total 524-strong Dutch–Turkish MAW forces to deploy along the Eastern Seaboard. With 90 MAWS in Knoxville, 59 in Forge, 65 in Sevier City, 47 in Newark a total of 3 MAWS make it to Mountain City – the last of the cities group in proximity to the Park. Coincidentally, this happened to be the region with the highest concentration of RECON forces. Within just a few hours RECON manages to eliminate the MAWS, but then just as they are about to secure the area – UN forces show up with Anti-MAW Tanks and begin eliminating the MAWS. At first the UN helps RECON, but then it becomes apparent they were merely representing the interests of the Shadow Hub. The SH and UN forces had been working hand-in-hand the entire time to execute a strategy that would end with them as the victors of the conflict, by simply playing the warring factions against one another – and then striking when they were at their weakest. In the region that eventually becomes known as “Dragon’s Mouth”, a Final Stand occurs in which the straggling and vastly-outnumbered 100,000-strong US forces and 311-strong RECONs take their stand against a multimillion-strong UN and Chinese invasion force spearheaded by more than 100 Anti-MAWs… directed against primarily infantry and light armor. It goes down in history as one of the most one-sided fights in military history, surpassed only by the Battle of Thermopylae during the Greco-Persian Wars of BCE. Although the Allies lose the battle, and the UN autocracy regains control of the United States for the first time in almost a decade, they continue to wage guerrilla warfare against the Occupation well into the 2050’s (the first manned mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa) and even by some accounts into the early 2180’s (the first decade of interplanetary colonization) under the moniker; ‘Union Minutemen’.
On September 10th English forces launch a protracted campaign against Berlin – which alongside The Hague, London, Brussels, Oslo and Copenhagen was one of the last six governments in open opposition to the English and the rogue Russian forces fighting for Ankara long after the fall of Zharkov – in what came to be called the Second Battle of Berlin. Although it is far bloodier than its WWII counterpart, the Berliners quickly repulse and weaken the invaders through attrition, much better equipped and coordinated than the Germany under the shadow of the Nazis 9 decades earlier. By October 3rd the Invasion of Berlin has been repulsed with assistance from Spain, France and the recently-liberated Polish and Swedish military.
October – In late October, supported by Denmark and (primarily) the Netherlands, the U.K. leads the invasion of England. Simultaneously, most of the Euro-bloc military braced against the English, repulsing the Anglo–Russian military from France by early October. The last of the English naval forces are surrounded and, with assistance from one final interrogation of Serif and Kravychko, and the warfare expertise of the last soldier of RECON Unit-7, the Europeans board and informally occupy the USS Montana and HMS Prince of Wales in the Strait of Dover between France and Britain, in the final battle of the Third Global Conflict – the Siege of Calais. England’s dreadnought is a powerful and terrifying “wall of fire and metal”, pulverizing the beachhead and light armor with its massive guns, blowing a U.S. Command Walker straight out of the sky like paper Mache, and resisting some of the most coordinated and forceful air strikes. In time, the Allies come to the conclusion that they must conduct an all-out assault on the dreadnought and its escorts, spearheaded by a Ford-class assault supercarrier jury-rigged into a heavy missile supercruiser specifically to defend its critically-important air force payloads during the pivotal Berlin Blitz a month earlier. Realizing the likelihood that the British and French-backed RECON forces could triumph over the England Naval group, and that because of the recent turn of events they likely already knew of the Dutch infiltration of the EU, collaboration with the English indicative therein, and their role in the ascendancy of Ukrainian ultranationalists, Holland turns against European forces at the last minute, losing the support and control they had of the Italian and Nordic forces. Backed into a corner and isolated, Holland and the ultranationalist war states of England and Romania had inadvertently united the world against them, and to top that off, they end up losing control of their naval assets. Losing the battleship to the supercarrier assault, England, Romania and Holland formally surrender and WWIII ends.
Fallout & Aftermath