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Origins of the Crown
When the Presidency of Boston was founded in XXXX, it remained a beacon of stability within the disorder of the various hostile tribes in the region. James Kennedy, the first President of Boston, had been a wealthy noble within the Grand Presidency of New England. When the Presidency fell apart, James Kennedy used his wealth to purchase the loyalty of New England Soldiers in the Region. This gave him a relatively large army of 800 men to secure Boston from the Local the local tribes. In What has become known as The Boston Wars, Kennedy fought against the various local tribes to ensure his dominance over the city. The war was bloody, and cost the lives of more than 300 of Kennedy's mercenary force. Kennedy also lost 150 men to desertion. Despite these losses, Kennedy won in the end and secured his dominance over the region.
With his remaining 350 men, Kennedy sought to destroy the last major threat in the region: The Presidency of Merrymount, which had absorbed much what was once known as Quincy. This War, known as The Quincy War, proved much more difficult for Kennedy to deal with. to supplement his losses from The Boston Wars, Kennedy hired a large group of mercenaries from Salem and several other fledgling presidencies outside of Boston. Almost 600 mercenaries where purchased by Kennedy, giving him almost 1,000 men under his control, against Merrymount's 280 men army. The War was bloody, but after wards Kennedy was able to establish himself as the dominant power in the Boston area and proclaimed himself the President of Boston.
Despite obtaining victories, the worst was yet to come for Boston. the tribes that once populated the city where now displaced from the Boston and Merrymount Wars. These tribes had banned together to form the Norfolk Confederation, which continually raided the Boston Frontier. these raids proved effective at damaging Boston. For every one Norfolk Raider killed, four Bostonian Citizens where killed and two Bostonian soldiers were wounded. After repeated raids, the Boston Government issued Norfolk an Ultimatum: End all attacks or "Face the greatest might that the world has ever known." Norfolk did not respond, leading to The Norfolk War. This war was far bloodier than the Boston War and again required Kennedy to supplement his ranks with Mercenaries. Though Boston was able to stop the raids with a victory, they could not conquer the Confederation.
The second major crisis that Boston faced was a collapsing Economy. Roughly 60% of Boston's military was made up of mercenary forces at any giving moment. These soldiers for hire demanded much larger pay than soldiers drafted form Boston. Often times The men who survived combat did not stay with the Boston military, forcing Kennedy to rehire many men over and over again. This quickly drained his wealth, though he remained as rich as other Boston Nobles. Repeated Raids by Norfolk Confederation also hampered Boston trade, to the point where many small presidencies would flat out refuse to trade with Boston. Ultimately, Kennedy cut a deal with the locals of the region, leasing his royal lands, (often the most profitable lands in the nation)in exchange for the cost of his living expenses. These Royal lands generated 130,000 Boston Cents each year, while Kennedy's cost of living was only 30,000 Boston Cents, giving the Presidency 100,000 Cents in profit. This weakened the Monarchy's power however, leading to the nobles gaining influence greater than or on par with that of the President's. Nobles would often form their own armies and fight amongst themselves, though the fighting proved less damaging than the economic strife and the nobles would often put aside their differences when needed too.
Death of James Kennedy and Boston Civil War
James Kennedy died at the age of 49 in the Year XXXX. His son, John Kennedy, took the throne following his death. Unlike James, who was content to have the Nobles hold large amounts of power, John believed that they where too strong and that their rule would lead to the destruction of Boston. He declared the sale of the royal lands invalid, and attempted to turn the royal army on the nobles. However, the Kennedy fortune was running thin and John did not have the money to buy the still mostly-mercenary army. Those that where loyal to him attempted The March on Adam's Manor. Following the March's failure, John and his army where expelled from the Presidency. John
Presidency of Boston-
The Presidency of Boston is the main nation within the Crown, founded in the year XXXX by a New England noble named James Kennedy, who, after buying the loyalty of an old New England army Garrison, secured the borers of the city before declaring himself President of Boston. Boston is the largest and most populous State within the Crown, with 44% of the Crown's 35,000 people living in Boston (15k)
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