After the assassination of President William McKinley, new President Theodore Roosevelt, confident after America's military victories in 1898, decided that America must expand its influence and power in order to protect liberty, freedom and democracy. Soon after, Roosevelt began one of the greatest expansions in world history and thus changed the course of human history.
The First Buildup
1901 Weeks after the assassination of President McKinley, now-President Theodore Roosevelt says to Congress that "The United States must keep a large and powerful military in order to ensure the survival of American liberty and to safeguard the good health of the Union".
1902 A bill is passed in the Senate that allows an unprecedented building and reconstruction of the military. It allows the massive expansion of the Army, as well as the Navy and Marine Corps. President Roosevelt begins calling for action against America's southern neighbor, Mexico.
1903 The United States Army now has more than three and a half million men, while the Navy has five hundred and fifty thousand, and the Marine Corps has three hundred thousand men under arms. President Roosevelt sends U.S Marines and warships to defend the Panama Canal. Roosevelt also says that there needs to be a U.S sphere of influence across Latin America.
Conquest of Latin America
1904 President Roosevelt asks that Mexico become a client state of the United States. Mexico boldly refuses and says it will crush America if attacked. After hearing this, President Roosevelt and Congress immediately declare war on Mexico. After a month of fighting U.S forces quickly overrun poorly-trained, under-supplied Mexican garrisons along the border. Two weeks later U.S forces capture the last northern Mexican holdout of Monterrey.
1905 The U.S Army armed with heavy machine guns enters Mexico City and easily defeats the remainder of the Mexican military which was making its last stand there. What's left of the Mexican government is used to help form a democratic government in Mexico loyal to the United States. Soon after President Roosevelt says the United States has achieved victory over Mexico.
1906 Roosevelt orders U.S Army and marines to invade Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and several other small Caribbean islands.
1907 After more victories throughout Latin America, Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador agree to become American satellites.
1908 Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay agree to receive military assistance from the United States in an invasion of Brazil. In exchange they will all become American satellites. In November William Howard Taft is elected President of the United States.
1909 An alliance of South American nations invade Brazil. U.S warships blockade Brazilian ports. After several months of intense losses the Brazilian government realizes defeat and decides to become an American satellite.
Tensions with Britain
1910 The United States sends five million Americans north to Canada in order to bring Canada into the United States internally. Britain warns the United States that any attempt on Canada's sovereignty will be an act of war. President Taft officially creates the United States Air Force and invests money in the modernization of the military. This modernization plan includes the adding of automobiles and new artillery to the Army and the expansion of the Navy to include submarines.
1911 The United States military prepares for possible war with Britain. The United States and her Latin American satellites sign the Treaty of Havana, which ensures the support of all treaty members in the event of attack by a non-treaty member. In response, Britain sends troops to Canada, Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas. Britain also sends warships to Bermuda but few can deny Britain faces other threats in Europe.
1912 Tensions in Europe begin to reach a boiling point and relations between Britain and the United States collapse. In November William Howard Taft loses election to Democrat Woodrow Wilson, who promises to never back down against Britain.
First World War
1913 The United States invades Canada and is immediately thrust into a war with Britain. France remains neutral but is soon invaded by Germany. Britain in turn declares war on Germany and is joined by Spain and Russia. The Austro-Hungarian Empire comes to the aid of Germany, and is soon followed by the Ottomans as Italy descends into civil war. The Netherlands comes to the aid of the Germans and immediately attacks Belgium. The United States signs an alliance with the Germans and splits British defenses in Canada by capturing Montreal. Britain responds by invading the Dominican Republic but is soon pushed back when America's Latin American satellites invade Belize and Jamaica. In France the Germans continue advancing out of Alsace and Lorraine, and from the north toward Paris. German troops sweep across the Eastern Front, easily beating back Russian peasant troops who take heavy casualties. On the Western Front, the Germans assist the Dutch. By Fall the North Italians, backed by Germany and Austria-Hungary, lay siege to Rome and in the Americas, naval battles between U.S and British vessels are intensely fought. As the year comes to a close, both sides are beginning to set up heavily entrenched defensive positions and ration food supplies.
1914 At the beginning of the new year, Portugal allies with Germany and the British launch a counter-offensive by invading Maine and upstate New York. Within weeks, the British have captured Augusta and are on the outskirts of Albany. In Europe the Germans capture Verdun and the remainder of Lorraine, and then strike in the East, sending Russian forces into a massive retreat across the Russian plains while Dutch forces are held at Antwerp. By mid-May the entire conflict has been reduced to stalemate, both sides hunkering down in their trenches. In August, the British finally move on Albany and push its American defenders to the city's outskirts while simultaneously besieging the American garrison at Montreal. After weeks of intense fighting, American reinforcements and counterattacks drive the British out of Albany, pushing them all the way back to the St. Lawrence river and gaining some much-needed morale. By October, the French have held their defensive positions and the war at sea moves slightly in Britain's favor against Germany. On the Middle-Eastern Front, the Ottomans are becoming weak and divided internally, but the Russians have also become war-weary. In Italy, the South Italians lose control of Florence to the North Italians, while the Spanish begin a naval buildup in their own country.
1915 In February the British launch a shocking surprise attack, starting with a naval battle in New York Harbor. The British manage to land troops on Manhattan Island and urban combat soon ensues. After weeks of fighting the British realize they can never capture New York and decide to destroy the city instead. As soon as the British are about to open naval fire on Manhattan, a squadron of flying aces led by Captain Orville Redenbacker miraculously sink the attacking vessels. In retaliation for the assault on New York the U.S Air Force bombs a multitude of vessels as they enter Britain's main North American naval base at Halifax Harbor a lucky hit from an American plane manages to destroy a British munitions ship and sets of an explosion that destroys most of the base, as well as setting fires that destroy most of the industrial areas of the city. In Europe, German forces are halted in Northern France, with both sides suffering severe casualties. On the Eastern Front, Russian armies experience mass desertion due to low morale, while in Italy the South Italians surrender to the North. In southwestern Europe, Spanish troops overwhelm the Portuguese at Lisbon and successfully occupy all of Portugal. At the end of the year a surviving Portuguese naval vessel arrives in Jacksonville, Florida and reports that a large fleet of Spanish naval and transport ships is headed toward a destination somewhere in the western hemisphere.
1916 At a peace conference in Bermuda, Britain cedes all of her American territories to the USA in a separate peace. This ensures America withdraws from the war allowing the Entente to focus on Germany. In a separate act France sells all of her American colonies to the United States in order to get funds for the ongoing war. Later in the year, Spanish warships are discovered and attacked while preparing for an attack of their own on the U.S Atlantic Fleet in Bermuda. After their attempted attack fails, Spain sues for peace with the United States. The event angers the United States so much that several weeks later, Congress declares war on the Central Powers and takes its satellites with it. In November, President Wilson is defeated for re-election losing to Republican Theodore Roosevelt who pledges to win the war faster than Wilson.
1917 U.S troops finally enter the trench lines in Western Europe. The German Army is pushed back hundreds of miles in a matter of months. German public opinion soon turns strongly against the war and Germany surrenders on November 11. Meanwhile, in Russia, a Communist Revolution takes place led by fanatic Vladimir Lenin. The Communists slaughter the Czar and the entire Russian royal family. Russia soon becomes the world's first Communist state, now known as the Soviet Union.
1919 President Roosevelt decides not to run for election and Vice President Warren G. Harding becomes the Republican nominee for President.
1920 President Harding is elected by a landslide over former president Woodrow Wilson, due to America's booming economy and the victory in the "Great War".
1923 President Harding dies and Vice President Calvin Coolidge becomes president.
1924 President Coolidge is re-elected president over Democrat James M. Cox.
1928 The United States enters its ninth consecutive year of economic growth. Commerce Secretary Hoover is elected president in a landslide against NY Governor Al Smith.
1929 After more than a decade of economic prosperity the stock markets on Wall Street crash, sending the entire world into financial crisis.
1930 With the global economy in turmoil Nationalist parties begin rising all around the world including the National Socialist German Workers Party or Nazi Party in Germany.
1932 As the economy recovers, President Herbert Hoover is re-elected in the presidential election, defeating Democratic New York senator Franklin Roosevelt, the cousin of former president Theodore Roosevelt.
1933 In Germany, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party come to power. Hitler's anti-Semitic stance leads President Hoover to consider allowing mass Jewish migrations to the United States.
1936 Kansas Governor Alf Landon is elected over Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
1937 With Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan on the rise, Landon signs the Safe Refuge Act, declaring Alaska, Montana, the Dakotas and Wyoming open for Jewish settlement. Shortly afterward, Jewish settlers arrive by the millions. Jewish scientists were given top priority and were granted "priority one" visas.
1938 The invasions of Austria and Czechoslovakia lead to many Jews and Czechs settling in America. New Mexico is declared open for settlement for this wave.
1939 Nazi Germany invades Poland, starting the Second World War. The last remaining Jews are evacuated by this stage.
Second World War
1940 Nazi Germany's forces swarm across Europe and by April 1940, France has surrendered to Germany. The German Luftwaffe begins an air war against the United Kingdom. After weeks of air-to-air combat, Germany fails to defeat Britain and thus misses a valuable opportunity. Later in the year President Alf Landon is re-elected on a promise to keep America strong and to remain neutral in the war.
1941 In June, Hitler orders the invasion of the Soviet Union under the codename Operation Barbarossa. The invasion is highly successful as Germany manages to capture Moscow and Leningrad despite suffering enormous casualties. Despite massive defeats, Stalin orders the Soviet Union to fight on against their Nazi invaders causing for an extremely bloody battle at Stalingrad. In December the world is shocked when Japan bombs, invades, and successfully occupies all of Hawaii. Congress immediately declares war on Japan. The USA's satellites move closer to it.
1942 The United States speeds up building up a vast military-industrial complex to build up for an offensive against the Japanese, who have by now established a dominant military hold in the Far East. In Europe, Germany signs a peace agreement with Britain and Ireland as it gains even greater victories against the Soviet Union.
1943 Japan is finally forced off Hawaii as the American military, backed by the USA's industrial might becomes too formidable for Japan to hold off. Japan is soon pushed back all across the Pacific. The amount of American aircraft carriers in the Pacific is now more than twice that of Japan. In Europe, the German military finally crushes the last major toehold of the Red Army at Samara. Stalin soon comes to the conference table for peace talks with Hitler. After much debate, Stalin accepts an offer that will cede all Soviet lands west of the Ural mountains to the Reich. In exchange, the German military will allow Soviet citizens to move east towards what is left of the Soviet Union. On December 3, 1943 the war between the Soviet Union and Germany is over. Hitler's Reich has been firmly established.
1944 When the Soviet Union falls, US satellites request annexation by the USA. FDR signs the Union of the Americas Act shortly afterward, spreading the USA across two entire continents. Many refugees lucky enough to get to America settle in the Midwest, Jefferson (formerly Alberta), Alaska, Northwest Territories, Chile, Argentina, Utah, Nevada and Arizona. the massive influx of immigrants lead to new cities being built. One large city, called Haven, which is in Nevada boasts a population which rivals that of Chicago. Another large city in Alaska, named Bastion had a population which rivaled Houston, while New York City became one of the largest cities in the world. In the Pacific, the Japanese are pushed back to their home islands. In the presidential election President Landon wins a third term on a promise to win the war soon.
1945 Reports come in of a massive explosion in the Northwest territories. US president Landon confirms a test of "the ultimate weapon of war". But, unfortunately, Japan also has a massive arsenal of biological warfare agents. The United States responds by launching a nuclear surprise attack against Japan that destroys her biological warfare capabilities as well as the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Germany also tests the bomb, thus leading to an arms race.
1946 The last American territories are admitted into the Union, with the USA now having a grand total of 107 states. The Philippines is also granted statehood, and is an isolated island of liberty in an ocean of destruction.
1949 Mao Zedong defeats the Nationalist Chinese, effectively ending the Chinese Civil War and thus creating the People's Republic of China. In an agreement with the Soviet Remnant, in exchange for Comintern Membership, China opens its borders to Soviet weapons importation. Over time, the PRC gains allies in Southeast Asia. Mao ensures the PRC is on par with the Nazis and the Americans. The British warned them off from taking British Commonwealth territories, although they had to let go of Singapore, New Guinea and Malaya. The Chinese would eventually build and detonate their first nuke in 1953. This three-way arms race will inevitably lead to a third and final World War.
A Cold War begins between the USA, British Commonwealth, Japan and the Axis as well as a Maoist Comintern (China, Eastern Soviet Union, Indochina, Siam, Malaya, Singapore, Korea, Indonesia, Formosa) . Many agree that the scales are tipped in favor of the Alliance due to its massive scientific community, mostly Jewish refugees as well as the vast resources at its disposal. The Comintern has a massive pool of able-bodied men at their disposal, while the Axis has a mixture of both.
Culturally, the "Yellow Peril" still has a hold on the Allies and the Axis, while a "White Scare" is present in the Allies and the Comintern, with Anti-Capitalism the Comintern. This barred the possibility of an alliance of any two powers. The advantage was initially with the Axis due to the Von Braun Stations, but the Allies and the Comintern caught up quickly, with all of them having bases on Mars and beyond by 1980.
The election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 pushes the stakes to new heights, with the US military receiving a greater expansion than even under Taft. The USA had even developed an ABM shield that protects both Americas from ballistic missiles. This meant that the war to come would have to be decided by force of arms. The children of the refugees mainly went into the military or research and development in order to give the United States the best possible advantage. During this time, the CIA famously extracted an Ebola sample from a Chinese BioWarfare research facility, which led to a much-celebrated cure for the disease in 1978,
Third World War
By 1997, a reckoning was inevitable. Führer Waldheim decided that the USA had become too powerful and that Germany must strike "before it was too late". He ordered Plan Ragnarok to go into effect. Newly-elected President John McCain was as hawkish as any other president before him. Meanwhile, Chinese Premier Hu Jintao ordered the PLA to be on high alert, and "Case Mao" came into effect (a plan for war with the USA and Nazi Germany).
The storm hit on May 18 1997, when a massive German air fleet of bombers and attack aircraft left the west coast of Africa for the Americas, while a massive land army headed east for China and India. But Hu Jintao, John McCain and Tony Blair of the PRC, America, and Britain respectively were waiting for this, and mobilized all available forces in Asia, while the Chinese used the Bering Strait to send an invasion force across to Alaska. Meanwhile, Chinese hackers launched a computer worm into the Von Braun Network (known as the People's Liberation Program). Chinese Dragon- and American Raptor-/British Cyclone-fighters fought over the Pacific Ocean.
1997 Germany lands on Britain, Iceland, and the North East Coast of the US. The Jews who lived on the East Coast take up their arms (During the Cold War, the Americans were expected to have at least one M-22 assault rifle with several clips in their homes in case of war breaking out). The PLA and the Wehrmacht engage in battles across the steppes of Central Asia. Omsk is hit with a Nazi kinetic strike. The Irish Defence Force smash the Nazis at Galway. General of The Army Norman Schwarzkopf lands at Australia to take full control of the Allied armies against the Chinese. Manila is almost wiped off the map by the PLAAF. Waldeheim gives orders for "every Jew to be killed on sight". These atrocities spark protests in occupied America, Britain and Iceland (none of them have fallen so far). Meanwhile in space, on Luna and Mars, three-way battles are common as they vie for world domination with the U.S. and her allies winning most of the time.
1998 Hu Jintao is expecting victory as the PLA marches across Alaska. But they would be caught up in Bastion, where the US would make their stand. Meanwhile Japan has managed to hold out from being shelled by the PLAN and the PKN. Bastion would descend into a fiasco like Stalingrad, with hundreds of thousands dead. The battle, ultimately, stopped the Chinese advance, resulting in a turnaround of the situation in North America. As the Axis are being pushed back, the war in Asia is turning in the Comintern's favor. Meanwhile the Axis are forced off of North America. Omsk is liberated from the Nazis.
1999 The Chinese are forced off of North America. Allied landings take place on Chukotka and Kamchatka. Japan has barely managed to get through the siege it is undergoing. An American-British pincer squeezes the Chinese forces. General Schwarzkopf lands with forces on the Inchon Peninsula. They get to Pyongyang within six weeks. The Axis are regaining ground from the Chinese Ural Offensive. British and American forces land in France on June 6.
2000 In Europe, France, Spain, and the Low Countries have been liberated. In Asia, General Schwarzkopf and his armies march down to Peking and force Hu Jintao to sign a surrender agreement. China comes under Allied occupation, and the ROC (Taiwan) is given full control of the mainland as a provisional government. As a result, much of the PLA come under ROC control and thus change allegiance. John McCain announces this to a roar of Congressional applause. With this vast pool of soldiers, the Allies are now capable of defeating the Axis. With the Comintern thus subdued, the Allies begin to make headway with the Axis.
2001 Half the entire Reichskommissariat of Moskau has been liberated. American kinetic strikes devastate Berlin, Munich, Nuremberg, and Vienna among other cities. The Third Reich is rocked back on its heels by these blasts. The last Axis holdouts in the Caucasus fall. Commonwealth forces begin their push up to Ethiopia. By the end of the year, there are riots across Axis-held Africa, with their military barely able to suppress the revolts of the Jews in Moscow (who have been suffering the most under the Nazis, while not being exterminated, but still being subject to Apartheid-esque rules). General Petraeus reports that Reichskommissariat Ukraine is visible. Reichsführer SS Georg Haider attempts a coup but is quashed.
2002 Waldheim dies, and the new Führer Angela Merkel signs the surrender agreement at New Delhi, thus ending World War III. America is now the only superpower in the world. McCain gives his "well done" speech, which congratulates the "efforts made by the millions who gave their lives in this war". He also comes up with a surprise announcement: America will begin investing in going further into space. The post WW3 world leads to the Republic of Russia (former USSR) regaining those territories it lost in WW2, Poland becoming independent, The Republic of China being restored (Former PRC, plus Mongolia), India getting Siam, Indochina, Singapore, Afghanistan and Malaya, the formation of the Middle-Eastern Union, the European Union (except Russia), and the Union of Africa and the Pacific Alliance.
2004 George W. Bush wins in the election against Democrat Howard Dean.
2007 US astronauts successfully land on Ganymede, while a probe lands on Pluto. There is now an Internet service called Google Mars.
2008 Obama wins a narrow election against Bush after the much disputed state of Minnesota votes for Obama (Norm Coleman defeated Al Franken by a wide margin). Casey Sheehan, who won the Medal of Honor at the Battle of Pyongyang, successfully runs on the Republican ticket as a Texas congressman, while Governor Uribe of Colombia is considering his candidacy for the Republican Nomination for 2012. America begins to make massive strides in space. Senator Evo Morales of Bolivia wins a second term.
2009 Obama is sworn in at noon on January 20. His speech about "change from eternally preparing for war" is welcome to the people and he becomes very popular. However on January 28th, he is given a memo about a new threat beginning to rise in the world...