George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924), was the 41st President of the United States of America and was the sitting President during World War III. Prior to his Presidency, he was the Vice President of Ronald Reagan. Under his leadership during the war, he would lead the free world to fight against Soviet aggression worldwide.
Pre-World War III
George H.W. Bush was born in June 12, 1924 in Milton, Massachusetts, to Senator Prescott Bush and Dorothy Walker Bush. He and his family moved from Milton to Greenwich, Connecticut shortly after his birth. Bush began his formal education at the Greenwich Day School. In his years of education, he held a large number of leadership positions anywhere in his school.
Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Bush would join the U.S. military. He was the youngest pilot in U.S. military history, having flew 58 combat missions and earning three medals. He was honorably discharged from the Navy after the end of the war.
After the war, he started his own business career running an oil company that made him a millionaire at the age of 40. He held a lot of business positions in the oil industry. After all those years of work, he turned to politics. In his political career he served as member of the House of Representatives, Ambassador to the United Nations, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, envoy to China, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and other positions. He served as the Vice-President to President Ronald Reagan during his presidency. After he left as his term is up, Bush had been elected President of the United States. He began to negotiate the Soviet Union for nuclear disarmament and ending the Cold War with Mikhail Gorbachev. However, Gorbachev was overthrew in coup staged by hardliners from the communist party, in which relations with the Soviet Union began to sour again. The hardliners also planned to attack and conquer Western Europe all for themselves. As the President, Bush knew about this and put up massive deployments of U.S. troops in to West Germany. Despite his preparations, the Soviets would come up more superior than NATO in the beginning stages of the war.
World War III
On behalf of Congress, President Bush declared war on the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact on June 4, 1989. President Bush ordered the increased deployment of troops and materiel from the USA to Europe as the Soviets started advancing in Europe. He also put all U.S. troops stationed in bases in the Middle East and Asia to be on high alert. With American intervention, the Soviet advance was placed into a halt. The countries of Iceland, Malta, southern France, and other Mediterranean islands were liberated.
President Bush would then face problems as the war came close to the Continental United States. A Soviet-sponsored terrorist attack occurred in New York City, occupying the city's iconic landmarks. While the U.S. National Guard and local law enforcement were able to retake the buildings and kill the terrorists, many Americans began to fear the war was getting closer to home. Subsequently, the Cubans were attacking and invading several Caribbean islands, including the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. President Bush ordered National Guard units from the southern states to liberate these islands. In act not seen before, he nationalized the Puerto Rico National Guard and the Virgin Island National Guard, banding them together in the defense of Puerto Rico.
On the late stages of November 1989, America's fear was soon confirmed. The Soviet Armed Forces mounted an invasion of Alaska, Yukon, British Columbia, and the State of Washington. The major cities of Vancouver, Seattle, and Tacoma were occupied by the Soviets. It was the first time since the War of 1812 that foreign enemy troops set foot in the mainland U.S. Although it was done to distract the U.S. from the war in Europe, the Bush Administration knew their ploy and instead committed on whatever they can to fight off the Soviets from America. These troops were not alone as civilian insurgents and local law enforcement also fought the Soviets.
On March 1990, China entered the war as an ally of the Soviet Union. China then launched attacks into South Korea, Japan, the Himalayas, the Philippines, Taiwan, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands. President Bush ordered more troops to be deployed to South Korea, with the aid of their local allies. In the Philippines, both American and Filipino troops were able to repel the Chinese invasion. The U.S. was also able to destroy the PLAN blockade of Guam. Meanwhile, the Chinese were in a heavy stalemate in the Ryukyu Islands, having been forced to fight a war of attrition in Okinawa. The U.S. Marines defending the island along with the local SDF took its toll on the PLA.
Later, China attempted to reinforce the Soviets in Alaska and soon sent their North Sea Fleet there. However, at this time, a joint U.S.-Canadian force managed to liberate half of the state from the Soviets. Alaskan insurgents also made their attacks on the Communist forces, taking many prisoners and confiscating their vehicles. Because of the losses incurred by the Chinese, many PLA troops and Chinese citizens at home began to wonder the worth of the war. Riots occurred at home demanding the return of PLA troops from North America and the Pacific. These riots were brutally suppressed by the People's Armed Police, the Public Security Bureau, and PLA troops still loyal to the Chinese government. However, upon the return of the overly stretched PLA forces, they sided with the local citizens and other insurgents. Soon, the Second Chinese Civil War began.
The U.S. and the West were closely observing the events in China. They sent in the CIA SAD agents and MI6 agents to arm, train, supply, and even fight alongside the locals against the Communist regime. They were deployed to Tibet, Xinjiang, Manchuria, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Months later, the CCP fell, and former CCP General Secretary Zhao Ziyang took the leadership. He ordered all troops to stop fighting and declared China was now a democracy. The U.S. and the West recognized Zhao as the legitimate ruler of mainland China.
Meanwhile, in the USSR, a counter coup was initiated and freed Mikhail Gorbachev. The hardliners were either arrested or killed. Gorbachev, upon retaining leadership, ordered the military to pull back to pre-WWIII positions. Gorbachev and Bush, alongside leaders of NATO and Warsaw Pact, called for an immediate ceasefire. The signing of the peace treaty was done in October 1990 in Geneva, Switzerland. World War III was finally over.
After the War
President Bush would later visit and oversee the reconstruction of the U.S. states and territories that were affected during the war, namely Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Florida, Virginia, and New York. He would also visit the Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands,
and Puerto Rico. Bush would later run for re-elections in the 1992 Presidential Elections, but lost to Arkansas governor William "Bill" Clinton.