The two military alliances (UN in blue shades, CSO in red) c. 2028-2029
| United Nations
Major Non-NATO Allies
| United Nations
|| 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, the Middle-East and East Asia (isolated skirmishes also took place in North and East Africa), lasting from 2028 into late 2034, early 2035 – or roughly 7 years (although related conflicts began as early as 2001). 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 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Turkish-Egyptian-spearheaded Collective Security Organization (also known as COSECTOR) and the neutral United Nations General Assembly and Security Council permanent member-states (the U.S. and Scotland) 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 (2022–2024), which results from an unresolved stalemate between the United States and Chinese-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 causes of the conditions leading into World War III, and also directly affects the infighting. COSECTOR doesn’t see much of this, remaining mostly united throughout the War, although England, Hungary and Egypt do at one point distance themselves from an ultranationalist Turkey 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 72 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 5 million from the United States and North America and 16 million from China contributed to the war effort, constituting a third of the total ground forces in the war. NATO (excluding North America) contributes 9.4 million from 27 member-states, representing the largest bloc of nations in the war, and COSECTOR boasts 10.7 million, with Turkey 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 – 55,163,200 of them being Chinese soldiers and paramilitary during the Siege of Shanghai and the Third Sino Civil War. Of that; nearly 1,000,000 perish in the Turkish “Directed Energy Munitions Orbiter,” “DEMO” Strikes on Northern Bulgaria and Malta – 90% of them being civilians, an estimate 986,500 (again, mostly civilians) also perish in the 2029 English missile attack on France, the 2029 nuclear bombings of Kaliningrad, Chicago, and Colorado Springs combined – still only a total sum slightly greater than the 2030 DEMO Strikes that occurred over the time span of under 12 minutes. Three-point-five million (also mostly civilians) perish during the Turkish 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 Zombic 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 perish under the reign of Fang – the cost of WW3 reaches 93 million dead on the high end, and with the official 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 – and later “North American” – Governments as a whole (also due to Pharaoh’s destabilization of Britain and Ireland), although during the conflict the countries of Turkey, Egypt and Hungary – and later, Russia and England – are labeled and regarded as the “New Axis” ad-nausea by the US/North American/NATO-run global power structure, with the U.S. under the illegitimate and illiberal North American corporate rule of President Cruz, Territorial New Yorkers, 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–Serif Syndicate, to launch World War 3 (predicated by the false narrative and scapegoat of an Hungarian/Turkish 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 (which overcomes the U.S. in the 2020’s) 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.
- See: War on Terror, 9/11, PATRIOT Act, PRISM, Iraq War, Russo-Georgian War, Libyan Civil War, Syrian Civil War, Crimean Crisis, European Migrant Crisis, Brexit, & Independence Front
(11 September 2001 – Present Day)
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.
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. It is the first widespread warfare seen in Europe since the Warsaw Pact Invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968.
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).
March 20 – 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.
May 16 – 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'.
February 2 – 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.
August 11 – 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.
April 15 – 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.
November 5 - 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 Hungary.
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 snowball into full-fledged Hungarian expansionism years later, kickstarted by Viktor Orban and accelerated by his Transylvanian successor - Dragomir Radu.
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, Hungarian 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 pollingEdit
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-nationalistsEditThroughout the mid-to-late-2010's European nationalism surged in the face of the European migrant crisis. 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.
Throughout 2016 and 2017, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban 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 irredentist and Magyarist ideologies. Orban continues to erode relations with the United States and the moderate majority of the EU over the next several months, before culminating in Hungary accruing sanctions and suspension from NATO exercises and the EU parliament a year later.
- 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. 2019–2024)Edit
Circa 2019-2024 – After the virtual extinction of ISIL (Islamic State), 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 Central Asia, most prominently in the corruption-ridden countries of Turkey and Hungary, 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 most of Europe begins 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 Hungarian mafia-shadow government, the latter coming to power in the wake of the political conflict between Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, and multi-billionaire philanthropist George Soros.
The presence of JaF and the prominence of the crisis hitting Southeastern Europe in the late 2010's-early 2020's prompts growing fears of Hungarian irredentism among the pro-Russian, far-right governments in Slovakia and Czechia that had steadily gained ground the face of the crises. The xenophobia that had gripped the region only increased as a form of Neo-Magyarization propelled an anti-government, Magyarist ultranationalist Hungarian-Transylvanian General by the name of Dragomir Radu to the head of the military. The 300,000 Hungarians in Vojvodina, 2,000,000 Wallachians and hundreds-of-thousands Ruthenians, as well as the Hungarian diaspora in Slovakia opposed to the far-right Slovak government look to Radu as a symbol of patriotic nostalgia and longing for a time before the EU, which many of these people blame for the rise of Russophilia and 'illiberal neo-fascists' gripping the continent. The next several years would see Radu's power grow, Orban's government collapse in on itself, and a return of Hungarian expansionism as Slovak, Vojvodinian and Transylvanian demographics and resources (including military) consolidate into a loose, yet ideologically unified, Pan-Magyar/Hungarian geopolitical entity that would shape the region for decades.
In addition, the federal deficit of the United States reaching such great levels forces the U.S. to sell the USS Kitty Hawk 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 flagship, the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, the only non-American nuclear-powered supercarrier on Earth, which would now fall under a joint British-Russian jurisdiction. Through the UN, this is 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 English and Russian Navies, the EU core states – led by France – 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 electionEdit
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 2022 to 2024 – 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 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 2024 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 California.
New York and New England officially become independent supporting an unrecognized President and as they become the unrecognized states of New England and the Middle Atlantic (excluding the Virginias and Maryland), Canada is offered a chance to unite with the Northeastern US, with each province declaring their independence in support of the region's right to independence and to elect Hillary Clinton the President. All across the world, nations and their citizens rally in support of Clinton and the emerging North American superstate, which 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 France, the United Kingdom, European Union, CIA, and other rogue elements of the U.S. Government rising up against the emerging North American rogue state, attempt to start a countermovement to the effort to erect the proposed Union between Canada and the American Northeast.
American Cold WarEdit
On November 8th, 2024, 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 President Warren 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 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 Don J. Trump (the eldest of the Trump children) 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 – who is now a contested President with one of the most radical domestic policies – if not the most radical domestic policy – in American History) helps cement the Independence Front and future-President Martin J. O'Malley into the chronicles of American and World History.
Preeminent, President and Chairman of the Allied Americas 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 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 Middle Atlantic 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 Allied American state 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 North American project, which she intended to control before Trump did, not that he had a choice.
Central American WarEdit
North America would in time add Iceland and Greenland, Maryland and the District of Columbia and influence the secession of California and Texas, 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 Saddler, 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 Panama - signing the Articles of Allegiance, establishing the American Alliance (retrospectively referred to as the Allied Americas, or the "A.A."), these 11 countries would side with the US under Presidents O'Malley and Randall Howard Paul against Republican Texas, which they hold responsible for the near-destruction of the United Mexican States ten months earlier, when in fact it had been North America the entire time.
The rise of the Allied Americas (encompassing California, Guatemala, Mexico, and all Central American states) and the political crisis involving the CIA, UK, UN and France 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, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. There is also murmuring among governors, local and U.S. state government that the government of the North American state was cooperating with Trump and controlling Cruz and the Texan nation to ban the interim Middle Atlantic 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 U.S.–Turkish attack on NATO Europe – the Cruz-Erdogan alliance representing the most threatening adversary since Nazi Germany.
The unrest in D.C. and Maryland reverberates throughout the M.A., sending the most powerful constituent country of North America into a political crisis of its own. 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 M.A. and the A.A. (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, the A.A. and M.A. 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 AZBR and Texas Militia backed by the A.A. at the time would frequently engage in border skirmishes, while the Pennsylvanian Military Reserve and the New York Light Foots also experienced periodic internal conflict and defections.
The growing threat from Turkey and the Allied Americas 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 Turkish or Russian forces – 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 Cuba prompts a naval standoff in the Gulf of Mexico, in which the A.A. becomes directly involved against Texas. The U.S. - already stretched thin across the Atlantic 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 Guatemala, and their secret allies in Austin, Los Angeles and New York City.
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 YearEdit
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-Texan infiltration of the U.S. Government via President Cruz: the Omega Response, and their paramilitary arm – Response 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 China – 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 Chinese via Interpol since the 1960’s) in an attempt by China to break the EU and hijack NATO’s disillusionment with North American-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 North 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 – North America is formally recognized as independent; Secretary-General Hillary Clinton the official Head of State of North America, 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 North America', 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.
"About a Decade Later"Edit
November – About a decade later (about 10 years after Brexit) English men and women fed up with corruption in London attempt to “continue the Revolution” that began at the end of 2016-2017 with Brexit, but the English government and military dismisses the protests as a Brussels-backed coup attempt. 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 over a decade earlier. The British Crisis reverberates throughout Europe, with the West piling the blame onto Turkey, 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, 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 2026 – Hungarian armor and tanks are spotted by satellite in Vojvodina, Zakarpattia Oblast, the easternmost Slovak regions of Prešov and Košice and throughout the Subcarpathian region, fighting alongside the Українська Національна Асамблея-Українська Народна Самооборона, (УНА-УНСО). U.S. Intelligence and scout units active in Serbia and the surrounding Balkans confirm that УНА-УНСО and the Hungarians had been utilizing Turkish and Zakarpattia-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, Serbia and the Romanian-Hungarian border regions of Transylvania. RECON points out that this was the fault of the EU 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.
June 2025-2027 – 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 July to over 17 million people across 21 countries by the latter part of 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 Serifs 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, French 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).
October – 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 the Eastern European countries of Turkey and Hungary. Naturally, the U.S. leads the charge that England has betrayed NATO.
November – About a week after Holyrood declared that they would continue and expand sanctions against Russia, a second Collective Security Treaty is signed in Ankara reaffirming the signatories’ commitment to mutual and collective defense. At the same time, independence referendums in Wales and Ulster pass, and the two nations subsequently unite with Scotland, with Pharaoh’s England left to its own devices. High-ranking officials from Westminster secretly attend this second declaration, called the Ankara COSECTOR, or Ankara Pact – increasingly referred to as simply ‘the Pact’ by the end of the decade – which consisted of the nations of Turkey, Egypt and the other original signatory nations of the CSTO; including most of the former Soviet Republics (although Russia abstains) and one new addition: the Kingdom of England. Although England was only an observer and did not have the official veto power within the COSECTOR that Turkey and Egypt did – it was easily the third-strongest behind them, and besides Hungary (which possessed an ample ground force and armor by this time) most of the other COSECTOR members relied heavily on Turkey and Egypt, and thus England, for military assistance, and so, Egypt, Hungary and Turkey – and to a great extent, England – were increasingly seen as the ‘Next Axis Powers’ by the Allied world, including the new North Americans.
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 France. Tensions further escalate when, nearly two years later, West Manhattan and the UN refuse to recognize Canada as part of “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 Allied Americans, the latter of which fully annexes the former in the next few years.
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 North America, despite its size (90 million to the 200-million-plus of its two neighboring rivals), should “not be underestimated”. The Department of Homeland Security declares allegiance to North America and opposition to 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 North American Army began to seem a reality.
With New York City fractured between roughly three factions - the Texan-Allied Americas Long Island, Clinton's North America, 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 Allied American-Texan President Cruz 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 North American-US border by Clinton's delusions of grandeur - for guidance.
2024 - 2026Edit
August - 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 Turkey, into Eastern Europe. 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.
November - 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 Turkey. 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 country. 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.
The situation continues to unravel throughout the rest of the month until it all comes to a head on November 5th, when the first shots of the English Rebellion were fired in Glasgow, Scotland.
War in BritainEdit
- See: Gamma Thirteen, English Rebellion, American Civil War II, Romanian–Saudi Pact of Unity, MI6–Pentagon relations, North America, & Independence Front
2024 - 2026Edit
November – 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 Middle Atlantic – officially recognized as a rogue-state spearheaded by the Republican President Rafael Ted Cruz, Texan 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 pretence that Washington is working for Middle Atlantic special-interests on Wall Street, 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 and Hungarian-Turkish forces are seizing upon the NATO-led opportunity to launch plans for a multilateral invasion of both Scotland and the United States, and effectively topple the US and British governments. Although they are seen as corrupt by most of the world, the majority of the world decries the move as “an unnecessary use of force” that distracts from the fact that the dynasties in America (the Trumps, Clintons and Bushs), France (Le Pen and Sarkozy dynasties), the Turkish-Hungarian Bloc (Serif 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 Russians 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 military alliance consisting of English, Hungarian and Turkish units 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. The EU’s allegiance to the Alliance, and Scotland’s (at this point) reluctant alliance with the US, prompts an EU–Scottish split, and, despite the evidence pointing to special influence in the Europarliament. NATO declares the CIA the prime culprit of corruption in the US government, that British MI6 were enabling it, and enacts an active campaign against these organizations “indefinitely”; to stave off public condemnation whilst simultaneously coming to the aid of pro-British forces in their row with pro-English/Turk 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 Turkish 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 Turks and English pull back, and begin preparation for terms of surrender.
2025 - 2027Edit
February – 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, 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 Turk and Hungarian forces.
By March, 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 Turkish 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 Ankara.
June – Hungary is the first nation confirmed to the public to be stoking unrest in the Balkans and the Eastern Europe after the Grey Wolves Insurgency and УНА-УНСО attacks a few years earlier. Hungarian forces are able to mount a protracted insurgency in Ukraine, which later spills over into full-blown ethno-ultranationalist war in Transylvania, the current Hungarian Prime Minister - Dragomir Radu - utilizing his Transylvanian-Hungarian connections to the local government to effectively collapse the region into all-out anarchy. By this time, hundreds of Hungarian tanks, missile systems artillery and aircraft are pounding Vojvodina, Belgrade, Transylvania and Slovakia into submission. Bucharest had fallen under Turkish military governance, and Hungary had effectively expanded to its pre-WWI borders. A few days later, all of Croatia East of Zagreb had also fallen under Hungarian dominion.
October – 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 North Korea, repulses the Taiwanese invasion. Taiwan surrenders on the agreement they are left alone, and thus, the Second Sino Civil 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.
October – Throughout the first 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 November 2024 as a foreign occupation of the U.S. Government by the North Americans and that the Atlantic Union was complicit in the secession of California 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.
- See: Ibrahim Serif, Hungarian Invasion of Romania, Turkish–Bulgarian Border Crisis, Turkey, Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkish–Hungarian October Coup, Turkish 2020’s Uprising, & Levant Crisis
Turkish Invasion of Bulgaria (2027/2028)Edit
October – Since the 2016 coup attempt against Turkey’s President Erdogan, the executive branch in Ankara had continued to consolidate and accumulate power. After Russia demonstrated its power in influencing the elections of foreign countries, Turkey aspired to do the same – to neighboring Bulgaria. Although Ankara was caught in the act, the pro-Turkey DOST party provides enough of a distraction to slingshot the far-right Anti-American “Ataka (Attack)” ethno-ultra-nationalists into power a few years later. By 2027, Turkish-majority regions had initiated Turkish-backed breakaway 'republics' similar to the War in Donbass, only far more violent and overtly pro-Turkish than the separatists in Ukraine. The Bosporus and Dardanelles were controlled by the rampantly anti-EU country of Turkey, which began to annex parts of southeastern, and southern Bulgaria. An expeditionary force consisting of a reluctant alliance between IF and NATO forces, overseen by the UNSC, deploy into Romania, Bulgaria and Moldova after the entire military of Hungary and Bulgarian Separatists supported by Ankara cross the border (and the Black Sea) and begin air raids on Bucharest and Moldova. UN forces have to literally scramble air and ground forces as quickly as possible only to greet the Bulgarian–Hungarian offensive head-on and with a mere toe-hold in the northern tip of the Moldovan region of Transnistria. By the end of the new decade the Eastern European region was already unstable. But now, following the NATO vs. Hungary military exchanges a few short months ago, the region had descended into complete and utter chaos. What was once a bastion of peace on Earth, the continent of Europe was now beginning to look a lot like a modern-day Middle-East.
Alleged Kremlin plant and Russian 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 Minister Artemenko is instrumental in the isolation and ultimate downfall of Tayyip Erdogan, and the elevation of his replacement – Ibrahim Attila Serif – into the Turkish Presidency. The Christian, yet rampantly ultra-nationalist, Serif Brothers appropriate large swathes of the Turkish government into the Presidency, with the elevation of Nusrat Abdul-Qadir Serif to Supreme Commander of Armed Forces and empowerment of both Christian and Islamic extremism. With Timoshenko leading Ukraine, and Ibrahim Volkan and Nusrat Abdul-Qadir Serif empowering the Turk Presidency, throughout the next several years the Turkish government transforms, slowly but surely, into a neo-fascist death cult.
On April the 18th, the détente standoff between NATO Europe and Pact forces comes to an end as Turkish–Hungarian mechanized units attack Greece. This date is marked by many historians as the first conflict of WWIII. With the joint-attack by Turkey, Hungary and Egypt upon the Peloponnese, followed by an intervention into Poland, Austria and Italy and an emboldened England’s Hungarian-backed attack on Norway, the Netherlands and Sweden a few days later – the aforementioned regions would not cease hostilities until the end of the War, and would, in time, be occupied by either England, Turkey or Hungary for long periods of time. NATO units head them off in Innsbruck and Gdansk. Bombardment continues throughout the rest of the month and into May. In June Turkish, Hungarian and Persian forces commit a sizable attack thereafter. With a multilateral and intercontinental counterattack, NATO forces are knocked back riotously by Pact soldiers. Due to being associated with Medvedev, Texan involvement in the United States prompts NATO 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 Russia (via Bush, Clinton and Trump) and Cruz, by accusing the French of providing the bulk of the missile systems to the Turkish–Persian offensive, when in fact it was Washington. Infuriated, IF-led initiatives result in a “balkanizing” process of the US – which NATO's North America immediately seizes upon to manipulate into a ‘Putinist’ expansion and annexation of territory, in time fully annexing Greenland, Iceland and the Independent Republic of Alaska. With angry men and women in uniform marching on New York from New Jersey and on D.C. from Arlington VA in support of Eastern Manhattan, the UN and US; North American 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 New York City – the skirmish lasts 15 minutes and ends only as Texan Governor-General Bush threatens to nuke the Pentagon and Eastern Manhattan – specifically, UN headquarters. Beijing and Albany also threaten to detonate nuclear weapons over Quantico, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Nashville and Los Angeles out of opposition to the United States whom they accuse of being behind the merger of Canada and the Northeast (and vice versa) 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 Manhattan Crisis did so, the Turkish-Hungarian offensive.
Turkish Occupation of Gaza and LebanonEdit
Shortly before the April 18th offense, Ankara orders troop presence in Gaza after falsified reports come out (originating in Turkey) of Interpol claiming Israeli forces were behind a terror attack in Istanbul (it was actually the Grey Wolves, a Turkish 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 Saudi Arabia, and Israeli State Loyalists shortly after Turkey orchestrates a Hezbollah coup that topples Lebanon and replaces the government with a Turkish 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. Turkey responds with anti-air and S-400 missile strikes against a British flotilla in the Mediterranean, followed by a Turkish shock-and-awe campaign spearheaded by Turkish Jandarma and SAT teams. The Serif Brothers maintain an expansionist presence of varying degrees in the Levant and Middle-East throughout the war, stretching the U.S. and the West thin and keeping them engaged on multiple fronts simultaneously.
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 North America) agrees to set aside differences and focus on their mutual foe: rogue jihadist radical extremists and the Pact – particularly Serifist Turkey. 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 Serif’s announcement of the return of the notoriously-fascist and grotesque Iron Guard. The Turkish Ultranationalists announce an exchange in government structure – into the hands of Serif – 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 Ibrahim Serif 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 Serif’s militant expansionism – serves to put Serif in the same category as Adolf Hitler by the end of the decade. Although Hungary and Egypt stand by their ally to the west, even Budapest and Cairo begin to distance themselves from the increasingly neo-fascist, hyper-nationalist foreign policy and ideology of Turkey’s totalitarian and xenophobic president, whom they even claim several times throughout the next decade that such desires would endanger not only all of Eastern Europe, but all of Europe and Asia as a whole.
Nevertheless, the Hungarians and Persians would in time follow Turkey into battle against their sworn enemy – the internationalist European Union… and the United States of America.
- See: Fall of Norfolk, Hungarian–Turkish Invasion of Greece, Turkish–Bulgarian Invasion of Romania, Turkey and England 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 WWIII), along with the states loyal to the “Pact” – abstain, although this does nothing to prevent the continuing NATO provocation of Russia, and thus, the Aktau 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; Libya, Venezuela, Egypt, Sudan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Azerbaijan, Myanmar, Cambodia, Eritrea, Somalia, Central Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 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 2028. Like North Korea, the new regime in London enlists nearly all of their manpower fit-for-service into their reserves, and after English and Turkish ambassadors are purged from all EU and NATO 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 Turkey and Russia. At London’s command, England makes plans to embark upon political expansion of its own; eventually annexing regions of Newfoundland, Greenland, Flanders and Holland (plunging the latter two states into frozen conflicts) in a joint English-Turkish offensive commanded by Lord Pharaoh and Turk Supreme Commander Nusrat Abdul Qadir Serif. The propaganda is powerful, painting both the EU and Kremlin as degenerate, but stressing that England “spearheaded” by the COSECTOR’s Turkey, Hungary and Egypt, running an internationalist campaign built on uniting English-speaking people everywhere was key to forming an effective bulwark against Brussels. England was one of the G8, and one of only 15 navies with a fleet carrier, one of only 8 with more than one, supported by a fleet of over 100 commissioned vessels. In addition, England was overall one 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. England possessed dozens of nuclear weapons, and untold supplies of other chemical, mechanical and biological weapons, and was backed by Turkey and Egypt.
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, 6 carriers, the former-Charles de Gaulle (previously owned by France), the former-USS Kitty Hawk – which US Intelligence denote as originating from the U.K. – 4 Anadolu-class light carriers and a strike group of dozens of other Turkish and English ships of various size and class – including a Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft supercarrier and 2 of the 5 notoriously-Scottish Vanguard-class assault submarines – 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 English as the infamous New Imperial, 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 Turkish and Hungarian 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. England and Turkey (with Hungarian air assistance) had effectively yanked the titan that was once the U.S. military down to their level by its Achilles’ tendon. Every strategic move made by Turkey and England had been executed perfectly and without error – and now the U.S. was fighting an even battle with England alone, and Turkey had officially eclipsed U.S. military prowess. To make matters even worse – a naval strike battalion of hundreds 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 Turkey, Egypt and Hungary for attacking the Balkans (including NATO members Greece, Bulgaria and Georgia), and thus attacking their territorial integrity, as well as the theft of nuclear weapons from France – originally attributed to the nation in question. England and Turkey emerge as the Japan and Germany of the imminent Third Global Confrontation. With NATO on one side; England, Turkey 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 Dawn of WW3.
The Dawn of WW3Edit
- See: Argentine–Brazilian Territorial Crisis, NATO Declares War on England, NATO Declares War on Turkey, Turkey 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 Ankara, 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 North 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.
Turkish–Hungarian War BotsEdit
- See: Liberation of Corsica, England Declares War on the U.S., NATO Invasion of Saudi Arabia, Turkish DEMO Strikes on Romania and Malta, Turkish–led Invasion of the EU, MAWS & Turkish–Egyptian 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 Hungarian and Turkish forces invading the French island of Corsica. Apparently, England and Hungarian officials cooperated with Saudi GID, Islamist and JaF assets to sow conflict in the Middle-East to distract from the invasion of Corsica, 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 Corsica to beat back Hungarian-Turk forces attacking the island. Unit 7, with heavy assistance from the IF and Corsican rebels, defeat the Turks and free the Corsican people from enemy hands.
August – Turkey’s Nusrat Serif declares military action, steamrolling the North Aegean, Peloponnese and Crete, and invading Sicily, Israel, Syria and Kurdistan, before launching an ICBM barrage at NATO 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 NATO out of retaliation against a Turkish invasion of the South. Nearly a million are killed almost instantaneously. NATO and IF are on-site within the hour, with France, Italy and Spain committing a majority of their amenable military forces supported by the 119 NATO-Allied UN (as well as the other 46 Nations openly opposing COSECTOR) into UNTAES and UNMIK zones in Serbia, where a Turkish-Hungarian Joint-Force led by Hungarian Dictator Dragomir Radu is waging guerrilla warfare. Turkey, supported by Bulgarian and Ukrainian ultranationalist paramilitary and armed battalions and armies led by Radu and Serif, attempts to establish a foothold, but Coalition forces are able to beat back the invaders by September.
Late August – Hungarian 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 government 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 Ukrainians. The invasion of the Baltics by Ukraine provides a distraction as a Hungarian-Turkish joint-intervention into Southeastern Germany, the Czech Republic and Austria overshadows the average active 50-100,000-strong troop-strength in Germany and Austria at that time, putting the entire region into shock. Turkey’s carrier task force and Hungary enter and occupy Austria and Eastern Greece utilizing 2 million soldiers, 8,000 AFV, 5,000 tanks, 500 MLRs, and 600 SPGs, as well as half of their air force – roughly 1,000 craft. The Turks, Hungarians, led by Radu, Serif, and infamous Bulgarian Secret Police Chief Nikita Kravychko, shut down the Austrian, German and Greek 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, Hungarians and Turks quickly shut down Austria, sending half of the invasion force north, and the other half south – back into the Hungarian-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 Hungarian-Turk 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 a Hungarian/Turk-caused problem. Controlled by Turkey and Hungary by this time – the Hungarian government faced a sizeable invasion from NATO and Russian forces roughly a week later and used the weapon on the resistance in Baia-Mare and Eastern Greece, 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, Turkish President Serif orders a DEMO strike on Malta. The island nation is destroyed, and rendered uninhabitable – 651,023 people are killed instantaneously. Turkey immediately after invades mainland Greece, leading to the Siege of Attica 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 Turks, which had been (unknowingly) cooperating with Moscow 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 2030 – 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. Serif, Egypt and the Hungarians 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, Venice, Strasbourg, Manchester, Yorkshire and London – as well as Bogota, Mexico City, 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 Egypt, Hungary and Turkey. 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 Turkey (1,150), Hungary (810) and Egypt (440) possess an estimate 2,550-strong MAW force (the 100-odd English MAW force is later discovered to be under the control of the Turks) – but as do the Scottish, US 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 Hungarian and Turkish MAWS are 100% literal, AI-powered killing machines.
- See: English Occupation of Holland, Liberation of Denmark, Turkish Occupation of Thrace, English Siege of Glasgow, & British–English relations (September – December 2030)
September – The MAW force in America destroy the enemy force while suffering only 26 casualties. The situation in Europe is not so tame. Three Turkish, Egyptian and Hungarian MAW battalions are formed into around 100-300, and two teams of Turkish–Hungarian MAWS (200-300) each to hit the forces in Scotland (Turkish & Hungary), Austria (Hungarian), Spain (Turkish & Egyptian), Germany (Turkish & Egyptian), and Southeastern Europe (Turkish and Hungarian) respectively. An eighth, composed of American and Scottish forces, numbering at about an even number to that of the Egyptian and Hungarian-Turk MAW battalion, meets the enemy MAWS just as they reach Berlin. In a conflict that results in the deaths of another 450,000 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 ground forces in the region.
October – RECON Units deploy into Austria, Serbia, Hamburg and Berlin in search of Bulgarian-Serb DS Agent Nikita Kravychko, and the Turkish Seal 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 North Americans 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, Turkey 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 2030.
The Allies liberate West Croatia, which separates from the Occupied Government to form its own independent nation. West and East Croatia also establish territorial independence, but soon fall under puppet regimes controlled by England and Hungary respectively. By the end of the major hostilities in Europe – specifically Berlin – the Allies had suffered 1,567 MAW casualties, while the Turks and Hungarians had suffered 2,693 (1600 in Germany, 306 in Zurich, 722 in Spain), 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 Zombic CrisisEdit
- See: Zombic War, Eugenics, Zombic Fungus, Bioterrorism, Zombic Outbreak of Europe & the Americas (January – June 2031/2032)
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 North 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 2031 over half-a-million people in the United States and North America alone have fallen victim to the contagion, with that number approaching approximately 1.8 million worldwide.
Japan, India and Tibet vs. ChinaEdit
- See: Chinese Invasion of the Philippines, Chinese Invasion of Japan, Tibetan Uprising & Zombic Crisis of East Asia (February – August [2033-2035])
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 North 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 Egypt, 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 IsraelEdit
NATO Invasion of IsraelEdit
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 Turkey and Ukraine, was able to keep the infestation contained in the West Balkans of Southeastern Europe, and after the fall of the extremist governments in Iran and Syria; Israel, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt 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 CityEdit
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 North 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 2033–July 2034) – 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 English 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.
Russian–Turk Siege of San FranciscoEdit
- See: Siege of San Francisco, Battle of Chicago, Zombic Pacification of Mainland US, Turk–Russian Invasion of Anchorage & Battle of San Francisco (May – July 2033/2034)
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 Turkey–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 Turkish 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 Turkish Commandos deploy into and occupy Point Vista. With all of the available US military assets focused on western SF, Russian–Turk 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 Russin–Turk shutdown of the Golden Gate and neutralize Russian and Turkish artillery. This endeavor, due to its extremely covert nature, catches the Russians and Turks 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 Turkish forces. The supreme commander of the Turks present during the Siege of San Francisco, Nusrat Serif, the twin brother of Ibrahim Serif – and his right-hand man, the Romanian General Dragomir Radu, make an attempt to escape from the war-zone, but Serif 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 Nusrat Abdul-Qadir Serif, 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 Serif, Turkey collapses into civil war. President Serif is poisoned, and the entire government structure collapses into disarray. Ankara is torn apart by sectarian strife, terrorist enclaves and nonstop street-to-street firefights and bombings. Istanbul secedes and reforms as the city-state of Byzantium, while East Thrace joins the mainland Hellenic Republic. Turkey is effectively extinct by this time (although roughly three-fourths of Turk forces continue fighting for nationalist ideals, bolstered by the support of the Grey Wolves insurgencies active across Europe), with the failed DMZ states of Kurdistan, and West and East Anatolia, arising from the ashes.
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 ‘Pestilence” 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 CancelledEdit
- See: The Zombic Crisis, Eugenics, Bioterrorism, Zombic Pacification of Mainland US, Operation STARMAN & Zombie Pacification (July 2033)
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 2031 until July 2033 – and would be the most terrifying part of the Third Global Confrontation for many. In July of 2033 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 WarEdit
- See: Shadow Government, Battle of Chicago, Super-Fungus, Nanobot Virus, Fall of Kiev & Shadow Heavy (October 2032 – July 2033)
In October of 2032 or 2033, 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 - JanuaryEdit
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 - AprilEdit
The next, perhaps most devastating, attack occurred on February 11th, 2033. 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 - JuneEdit
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 ChicagoEdit
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 North 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 2034)
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 North 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 North 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.
Turkish–Hungarian Invasion of the U.S.Edit
- See: Turkish–Hungarian Invasion of Eastern US, Assault on Boston, Hungarian Occupation of Boston, Dutch–Turkish Occupation of Florida, Siege of Ft. Lauderdale, Occupation of Miami, & North American Occupation of New England (April – October 2034)
April – On April 30th England and the straggling Turkish forces utilize the full extent of their machine armies to launch an invasion and occupation of Croatia and the Balkans. Turkey is pushed back by NATO forces by mid-May, and the Balkan occupation is brought to an invasion followed by Poland and the Czech Republic in June and July respectively. In late August, an English–Hungarian 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, 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 Hungarian-Turk 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 Turkish and Russian governments were in chaos, RECON deploys Shield and Sword Agents on a plainclothes sting operation to take out the Hungarian 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 Turkey, as well as North American 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 2034, 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 “Socialist World Government” 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 Hungary and the Turks, 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 Russia steps down from the Council, the United States, France 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 Dutch and Hungarians, followed by the entire NATO bloc of the Dutch-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 Hungarian-, Turkish- 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 Turkish and Hungarian 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 Hungarian-Turk Fleet (possessing 4 aircraft carriers to the Turks’ 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 Hungarian Occupation of Florida (August 2034 to October 2035), 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 2034)
September – September 2nd, 2034; 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 2080’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 Hungary 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, Hungary and Holland formally surrender and WWIII ends.