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1773 (Declared as United Colonies)
1794 (Declaration of the Carolinian Empire)
The Carolinian Empire is a Democratic empire consisting of all of North American and Central America, with an overall population of over half a billion people. The Empire was formed when King George the III began taxing the slave trade in 1771, and the colonists in the southern colonies began to resist this taxation.
During this time, more and more slave owners from around the world began to come to the southern colonies, which boomed the population of the colonies in America from 2,000,000 to 30,000,000, not including slaves. When the British began to send troops to quell the resisters, the people of the Carolinas declared war on the British, and then all of the colonies from Georgia to Newfoundland joined - then Carolinas, and on September 1, 1773, the United Colonies was formed. With a standing army of 5,000,000 men, the colonists defeated the British and the French, who declared war after several French colonies joined the Colonies, within two years. This came to be known as the Colonial Revolution.
Almost two decades later, the United Colonies then formed the Carolinian Empire, and started slaving colonies in Africa and South America.
The Empire began to expand westward as its population boomed. Most of the Carolinians were of British and Irish descent, which is part of the basis for the national language becoming English. In 1812, the British, French and Spanish declared war on the Empire, hoping to make it crumble. Instead, they came to fight an enemy with the largest and most powerful army and navy in the world. The war lasted only two months, at the cost of 500,000 allied lives and 1672 Carolinian lives. With the allied surrender, more British, French and Spanish land was given to the Empire, including the Caribbean, the northern colonies (present day Canada) and Louisiana. This war would become known as the Dominance War.
After Reaching the west coast of the Americas in 1845, the Carolinian Military created different bases and started making more ships. As more industrial technology came about, so did technological advancements. The Carolinians are the first to create dreadnoughts (equivalent to the HMS Dreadnought of the early 20th century) in 1861. By this time, slavery is outlawed in the rest of the world, but not in the Empire. The nations of the world struggle to build Dreadnought of their own, but eventually the German Empire creates one in 1875. By 1874, however, the Imperial Navy already has 20 of these ships, and is already working on air travel secretly. The Montgomery Brothers (the equivalent to our Wright Brothers) create a flying glider in 1889, which stays in the air for 21 seconds. The first working airplane is created in 1897.
During the 1860's, the Carolinians find a use for oil, and the first cars are born, and surprisingly exported to Britain, France and the Chinese Federation in 1867. Coal was used in ships until the Carolinians secretly tested oil on ships. A new ship class is created out of this, the Virginia Class Dreadnought, named after one of the 58 commonwealths within the Empire. Using this ship and new weapons, the Carolinians invade Russian Alaska in 1871 and take it over for themselves, and the Russians decide not to retake it. The Carolinians then invade the Mexican Republic and take it all over in 1903 In 1876, the Slave trade is abolished, but slavery continues in the Empire.
Early 20th Century
The World is a drastically different place at the turn of the century. in 1903 the Carolinian Empire is the largest nation in the world with the largest military force ever seen. The people of Mexico and all ex-Spanish territories are now slaves. The non slave, all white population is now 350,000,000 and the slave population is 34,000,000.
In 1911, the INS Maine is destroyed by a German Dreadnought, the Prussia. In retaliation, the Carolinians declare war on Germany. Days later, French and British navy ships are also destroyed by German ships, then Austria and the Ottoman Empire declare war.
The Germans go as fare as Paris during the first two years of the war. Using the newly developed planes rigged with guns, the Carolinians and the allies manage to push the Germans back to Germany. In Africa and the Pacific, Germany looses its colonies to Carolinian and Japanese forces. After three years of war, the worlds first global war, known as the First World War, ends with the Germans, Austrians and Ottomans in defeat. The treaty of London stated that the Germans must give up certain parts of their land to France and Czechoslovakia as well as a smaller navy and army.
With the war over in 1914, all of the Carolinian soldiers, sailors and marines come home, and with Britain and France working on aircraft the Carolinians gave them, the world now has airplanes. As the century goes on, the Empire gains new technologies that changes their military forces. The Empire's military was still the largest in the world, at 15,000,000 men the only nation that challenged it was the Soviet Union, which formed in 1919 after the Russian Revolution of May 1919, which had 5,000,000 men. Its navy remained the largest with over 700 ships, many of which were of the new battleship and battle cruiser types. In 1927, however, a new man took control of a nation. Adolf Hitler launched a coup d'etat against the German government, gaining power, and began conquering neighboring nations in 1931.
Road to War
The Carolinians and the Germans signed a non-aggression pact in 1931 and raised its military alert to the highest level in the case of the breaking of the non-aggression pact. Japan had a become a large republic since the end of the First World War and had territory from the Philippines all the way to the Taisho Islands (OTL Hawaii). This changed, however, when a German-sponsored coup occurred and Japan became a Nazi nation in 1934. At the time there was no suspicion as to what was really happening.
On July 17, 1935 Germany, Japan, the Soviet Union and the Allied Nations of Europe (France, Ireland, Britain, Poland and Norway) signed the Nazi ANE Pact with each other. The Carolinian Emperor Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed the Carolinians by saying he knows that they are working against the empire. With this the Carolinians signed an alliance treaty with the Chinese Federation and the Australian Federation. On April 15, 1936, the Carolinian 3rd Fleet was fired upon by the Royal Navy, destroying two Imperial ships and when the Carolinians returned fire they sank one ship and damaged four others.
Outraged by what had happened, 90 percent of all Carolinians cried for war with Britain. However, within the Pact, one section states that if one pact member is brought into war, the Pact member states would support the other member states. Emperor Roosevelt declared war on the Nazi ANE Pact, starting the Second World War.
The Second World War (1936-1946)
Carolinian Empire: 15,000,000
Chinese Federation: 1,500,000
Australian Federation: 300,000
Greek Republic: 2500 Resistance Fighters
Nazi Germany: 2,000,000
Nazi Japan: 1,500,000
The beginning of the war went badly for the Carolinians, Chinese and Australians. Northern Australia was occupied by Japan as well as eastern China, Western Alaska was reoccupied by the Russians, and elements of the 2nd and 3rd Carolinian Fleets in the Atlantic were destroyed by French and British ships. The 4th and 7th Fleets in the Pacific were hit hard by the Japanese and Russian fleets. The 8th fleet stationed in San Francisco were devastated by air raids, the INS Arizona was the most well known ship to be destroyed in San Francisco. The air raid wasn't just focused on military targets however, as a large portion of the city was destroyed, killing 50,000 people. In retaliation, Roosevelt ordered an attack on Tokyo and the Taisho Islands. INS Enterprise and the 9th fleet moved to Taisho while the INS Hornet and the 1st, 10th and 11th fleets moved to Tokyo.
On December 7th, 1937, the Japanese capital Tokyo and the Taisho Islands naval bases were bombed by Carolinian bombers launched from aircraft carriers. Half of the Japanese fleet was stationed in both the Tokyo and Taisho naval bases, and around 150,000 Japanese civilians were mercilessly killed and 5000 military personnel were killed, with no Carolinian casualties. At the same time, the Japanese 4th fleet led by the Yamato, which was responsible for the air raid, was located by the remains of the 4th and 7th fleets and were completely annihilated by the Carolinians. All survivors were left at sea and were never seen again. The moral of the Carolinian people increased dramatically, and eventually the Russians were pushed out of Alaska once again, and the Taisho Islands were taken from the Japanese.
In the Atlantic, the replacements for the destroyed 2nd and 3rd fleet ships arrived, which were mainly Fletcher Class Destroyers and the new Iowa Class Battleships. The 12th fleet managed to destroy the HMS Hood and half of the British and French fleets with the new Iowa Class ships. 25 of these ships were made quickly between 1937 and 1941.
In December 1939, the Carolinians helped the Australians retake Northern Australia, and quickly took control of the Japanese Indonesian Islands. They began a seven month island hoping campaign to the Japanese mainland. The Japanese were forced back as far as Okinawa in July of 1940. In September 1940, Australian and Carolinian Marines landed in the Japanese mainland, taking control of half of the island within three months. Japan surrendered on November 26, 1940. Japan was occupied by the Australians, while the Carolinians and the Chinese launched an invasion into the Soviet Union.
In February 1941, the Carolinians launched an invasion of Ireland and Britain, taking full control of the nations within two months. On April 15th, 1941, the 5th anniversary of the war, the Carolinians launched a bombing campaign on France, Germany and Norway. Places like Hamburg, Germany were reduced to rubble. Many counter attacks were attempted by the French navy but failed and resulted in France losing three-fourths of its remaining ships. Norway's navy was destroyed completely, leaving Germany, Italy and Poland the only pact nations to have a standing navy in October 1941. On March 3rd, 1942, 200,000 Carolinian Marines landed in Normandy, France. They managed to move as far as Paris in five days, and the French Government and its military retreated to Germany. The Germans and French Armies then sat up defensive positions ten miles west of the German-French border.
In eastern Russia, the Carolinians gained ground quickly, invading through the southeast and Alaska. The Russian Winter had little to effect on the Carolinians and Chinese troops, and the Bombing raids on military positions were working effectively. The Russians were losing cities and me quicker than they could produce more weapons and send in more troops. By November 1942, nearly half of the Soviet Union was under Carolinian and Chinese occupation.
On December 1st, 1942, Carolinian Navy began bombarding Norway, and two hours later 15,000 Marines began landing on the beaches of Norway. around 10,000 Norwegian soldiers were killed in the initial landings, 5000 more within two months. On March 25th, 1943, Norway surrendered. From here the Carolinians were able to launch an invasion into German occupied Denmark on September 3rd, 1943. In the German occupied countries, many resistance movements began to rise, with the assistance of air drops into resistance held areas. Resistance was heaviest in Greece, where 1029 German soldiers were killed by resistance fighters in Athens.
In Russia, the Carolinians and Chinese had begun their advance to Moscow, and Russian morale was at an all time low. By August 1943, the Russian military had gone from 5,000,000 men to 500,000 men within three years. Russian prisoners were tortured mercilessly and starved by the Carolinians. Moscow was hit hard by bombing raids, as well as Stalingrad. Stalin ordered all Soviet troops to fight to the last man. When the Carolinians arrived on the outskirts of Moscow, they discovered how badly defended and how badly beaten the Russians were. Chinese artillery divisions fired on the city while Carolinian bombers hit the most heavily defended portions of the city. When Carolinian Soldiers moved in, they were met with little to no resistance, with three-fourths of the defenders killed. When the Carolinians made it to the Kremlin, they found that Stalin had shot himself, as well as his military commanders. The remaining Russians surrendered, and the Carolinians moved onto Poland in November 1943.
The Carolinians had taken all of Denmark by January 1944, and 500,000 German soldiers were stationed along the ex German-Danish border. Carolinians had annihilated nearly all of the German navy. However, what remained of it was ordered to Poland to help defend its neighbor from an amphibious invasion. The French and German defenses along the border were crumbling, and the Carolinians pushed the Germans out Greece and other occupied nations. Italy was then invaded by the Carolinians in February of 1944, where Marines had taken one-fourth of the nation and completely annihilating its navy and forcing its army to retreat north towards Germany. By the time the Carolinians had taken full control of Italy in August of 1944, the remaining 650,000 Italian troops were ordered to help protect Germany and Poland.
When the Carolinians began bombarding Poland, the Polish held their ground and tried to hold back the advancing troops as long as they could. By February of 1945 the Carolinians had only advanced as far as Warsaw. However, once they made it to Warsaw Polish morale began to fall quickly, and the polish were forced into Germany by June 1945. Morale of all of the troops had dropped so low that Hitler himself doubted that the new V-2 weapons would really have any effect on the Carolinians. When the V-2's were launched, they failed to do their job and instead crashed into the ground. With western Germany fully occupied in December 1945 and Carolinians were advancing on Berlin. Once the Carolinians made it into Berlin in February 1946, they were met with heavy resistance, and finally, on February 16th, 1946, Hitler was killed and the Second World War had finally ended, with 3,675,900 Carolinians in total dead, 5,600,000 Australians dead, 10,478,000 Chinese dead, and a total of 55,700,600 Pact troops and civilians dead, becoming the most devastating war ever fought.