In 1915, a German phosgene gas shell strayed from its target and hit a small village in France where Marie Curie's daughters were visiting a sick friend and were killed. Grief-stricken and seeking revenge, Curie proposed to the French government the idea of a dirty bomb to seed the enemy with radioactive material. A secret project began and two years later, several dirty bombs were dropped behind the Hindenburg Line in Northern France, killing thousands of soldiers with deadly amounts of radiation.
The German army, decimated by the attack and already suffering heavy economic losses, are forced to surrender.
The Post-War Environment 1916-1940
After the war, the world was a very different place. Due to the radiation from the bombs, a large, formerly fertile swath of Central Europe was useless and dangerous. The depression resulting from the economic losses caused by the bombs was a driving force in increased emigration, both East and West, depopulating Europe.
This mass emigration brought the French atomic scientists to the new economic superpowers of the United States, the Soviet Union and the Empire of Japan as they engaged in an arms race. The British Empire and Germany, meanwhile, developed their own atomic program for internal matters.
Germany After the War
After the Great War, Germany was in economic and military crisis. In 1932, the Nazi won mandate in the Reichstag making Germany major power. It then developed a electronics industry of their own in 1934. Himmler doesn't exile Jews but instead rounds up as many Jewish scientists like von Braun. Seeing nuclear weapons are being widely used, Himmler focus militarily and scientific research on making a atomic weapons by 1936. Germany than annexes Austria, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Poland, and Turkey within weeks with little oppression. With the new weapons, Nazi Germany begins WW-II.
The United States After the War
The United States left the war relatively unscathed and began the economic boom of the 1920s. The fear of possible enemies of the U.S. developing their own dirty bombs drives America into its own weapons program, luring now-impoverished European physicists to American labs with promises of lucrative salaries and lives better than they could possibly have in the Old World.
This new atomic fear fueled the paranoia which was already running rampant in the United States as nationalism grew and Fascist politicians gained support. By the time the U.S. detonated its first true atomic weapon in 1932, the Fascist Party had control of all three branches of the government and the extremely popular and charismatic Charles Lindbergh was elected president-for-life. He then changes the United States of America to the New American Republic.
The increased military spending in the U.S. saved the economy from the dust bowl years when aid to drought-stricken states was made possible through relief efforts made by new Atomic Millionaires who had close ties to the Fascist Party and helped bring it into power by financing campaigns in the affected states.
The United States took slightly longer than the U.S.S.R. to develop their atomic weapons, however with the work of Robert Goddard assisted by the Peruvian Engineer Pedro Paulet and German expatriate Hermann Oberth ensured that they were the first to develop both the ICBM (in 1935) and, later, the space-based weapons platforms. By the late 1930s the Fascist Party lost support and was overthrown in 1938. Franklin D. Roosevelt took office and revise the constitution. USA then makes foreign relations with Great Britain, Spain and France, later forming the North Atlantic Alliance.
Russia After the War
Lenin's interest in the development of the atomic weapon was immediate. He saw it as a weapon to bring the Communist revolution to the world and began a program to develop it as a terrorist weapon. Luring several German scientists with the promise of finding peaceful uses of atomic power, Lenin forced them to work on his Tunguska Bomb project, named after the famous 1908 Siberian explosion, in a secluded lab in the Ural mountains. The most notable scientist to be snared by this trap was German scientist and Igor Kurchatov, lured by the promise of science making a better world.
The mind of Igor ensured Russia first place in the arms race, detonating the first true atomic weapon in 1930 at a test site in a remote part of the Siberian wilderness, overseen by Premier Trotsky in person. Efforts were then focused on miniaturization, attempting to fulfill Lenin's dream of an atomic bomb you could put in a car trunk or even suitcase so that revolutionaries could bring down their capitol cities. This effort was a main factor in the American ICBM program as fears of a world Communist atomic revolution grew in an increasingly in America.
Japan After the War
Although it was unable to lure very many European scientists, Japan began an extensive atomic espionage program, leading to the theft of the necessary information allowing them to develop their own atomic bomb by 1935. Focusing on quick refinement and mass-production, the Japanese then engaged in an extensive bombing campaign of Asia in an effort to spread the empire. Although this left much of China and the Korean Peninsula unusable in the short term, Japanese studies on the effects of radiation helped them to develop atomic weapons with short half-lives, allowing them to take the land once the radiation had been reduced to safe levels.
To make certain that these emptied cities would not be reclaimed by refugees, a massive germ and chemical warfare campaign supplemented the bombing, virtually depopulating most of Asia, allowing Japan to recolonize much of the continent.
The Soviets, worried about Japan's Asian ambitions, begin development on the Kamchatka Line, a series of atomic bunkers with short-range atomic weapons to defend against Japanese attacks. Dubbed the Second Great Wall by the West, it is derided as a wasted effort.
The British Empire After the War
The British Empire gained Germany's colonies, took control of the Ottoman Empire and other parts of the Middle East (including Persia), and became even wealthier. Britain was a relative latecomer to the weapons game. Initially, post-war reconstruction, although less expensive than mainland Europe, made such a consideration impossible. However, with the help of Albert Einstein and multiple colonial uprisings made the British determined to use the new atomic sciences to win rebellions of their empire.
Impressed by the Japanese bombings in Asia, they work in partnership with them, providing money for atomic experimentation in exchange for arms, which they then use on various rebellious parts of the colonies to permanently scare the natives into submission. Britain also looks to the USA to help each other in during the arm race.
WW2 And Nuclear War 1940-1943
Bored with South East Asia by 1940, Japan turns to the Americas for their expansionism. They then begin an invasion of Hawaii to begin the war. The USA does not take it so well, and launches a nuclear attack on the main Japanese islands, crippling the empire. Japan then retaliates by nuking Hawaii. Germany invades U.S.S.R but are halt in Stalingrad for only a few weeks until it was destroy. The Soviets respond by sending atomic weapon into the streets of Berlin. The bombers was intercepted, but half of Berlin was nuked, killing Himmler. The Nazis retaliated by using V-2s on Moscow, Leningrad, Trotskygrad and Omsk.
This war left 100 million dead, and the Fascist party was permanently discredited for the nuclear destruction of Hawaii.
Nuclear Fallout 1943-1950
Afterwards, fallout began to occur all over the world. massive amounts of radiation begins to rapidly spread across many countries, which would ultimately bring another 350 million people dead and 500 million mutated from the effects of radiation. It wasn't just humans who suffered from the fallout, it had spread through the oceans killing 90% of all wildlife in the ocean and 80% of wildlife was killed on land. The nuclear fallout had done more damage and brought more casualties than both world wars combined and almost brought extinction of all life.
United States after the Fallout
After the nuclear fallout, the U.S has suffered from the loss of Hawaii after it was devoid of life after the nuclear war. The U.S population has also dramatically increased from originally being 150 million all the way to nearly 400 million due to European refugees fleeing to America from the fallout. From then, there was violence everywhere and riots storming across Washington D.C. blaming the government for allowing the U.S. bring the destruction of Hawaii. Having no choice, president Franklin D. Roosevelt has declared martial law across the country to control the violence. Although, riots do decrease by 20%, it wasn't enough to calm down the citizens. A few weeks later, California has declared its own independence and taking Arizona and Nevada along to create the Republic of California. A few days later, Texas secedes from the U.S. to create the Republic of Texas and soon creates an alliance with California to declare war on the U.S. for not finding a solution to help the country after the fallout thus causing a second civil war.
Japan after the Fallout
Due to mainland Japan being destroyed from the nuclear attack, Japan had fell into anarchy across the empire. Most of the territories Japan had claimed, simply declared independence and destroyed what was left of the Japanese military. What was left of the Japanese government left to an isolated island 500 miles away from mainland Japan in hopes of saving the empire but, due to the radiation, it had killed the government. What was left of Japan was annexed by China despite of its condition.
Europe after the Fallout
Europe was the most heavily damaged and radiated during the fallout and nuclear war. Approximately 400 million people had died and 1 billion people fled from Europe to avoid the fallout. Most of the refugees left to America while the others fled to other parts of the world. Due to this, Europe was largely depopulated from once having a population of 1.5 billion from to a mere 320 million people.
France after the Fallout
While France was largely unscathed,it had suffered during the fallout. Before the fallout began,the French government had moved to French Guiana and because of that, the government was intact but half of France was heavily irradiated. France had also survived due to the movement of the government and with minimal casualties. France is later seen allying with the United States against the rebel states.
British Empire after the Fallout
England had fallen into radiation voiding it of life, luckily, the Royal Family was able to transport into Canada where they were able to govern the empire and prevent the empire from anarchy. With all of England irradiated, they changed their capital to Quebec. They will later be seen allying the rebel states against the U.S.
Russia after the Fallout
With all of the major cities nuked by Germany, Russia had broken down into several countries where they were able to flourish and be free from world powers with the exception of China.
Germany after the Fallout
With half of Berlin nuked, the country fell into anarchy where it would end up into a civil war from the German Loyalists who support the Nazi government vs. the German Separatists who want a change of government. This war would soon cost half of what was left of the population after the nuclear war.
The Age of War Era 1951-1968
By 1951, radiation levels had decreased but were still too high and inhospitable for life to flourish. During the Age of War era, the U.S. had engaged into a civil war against the Republic of California and the Republic of Texas. During this time, they renamed themselves the Loyal States of America and had allied with France to admit the rebel states back to LSA while the rebel states were allied with the British Empire who supported them. This would be the war with the most American casualties than all the wars America has been in.
Second U.S. Civil War 1951-1965
Cause of War
After the destruction of Hawaii, the U.S. government, knowing that it will anger the citizens for not doing anything to help any survivors but let them die, decide to tell them that they had died from the nukes. Unfortunately, it was leaked to the press and revealed it to the press, thus angering the people. The gov. soon executed the press who leaked it and immediately announced it false, but it was too late as too much information was revealed across the country.
Riots and Violence
Riots and revolts of all kinds spread all over the U.S. Approximately 3000 people die within the first 12 hours of violence. Pretty soon terrorism begins to occur at many major cities including D.C. Due to this, FDR declares martial law in attempt to decrease violence. Although it does decrease by 20%, it still isn't enough.
On March 23, 1950, California has seceded from USA, along with it takes Arizona and Nevada with it to create the Republic of California. Knowing that other states will secede if nothing is done, the U.S Gov. sends in negotiators to Sacramento, the capital of the RoC in an effort to bring it back to the union.
On April 23, 1950, one month after California seceded, FDR was found dead in his bead, autopsy's reveal that he has died from a massive cerebral hemorrhage. He was soon buried in his hometown at Hyde Park, New York. His successor was soon Vice President Harry S. Truman.
On April 27, 1950 a few days after FDR's death, Texas has decided to secede from the union and takes Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana to form the Republic of Texas. A week later, it forms an alliance with RoC and plan to bring New Mexico to their alliance to form a new country. Knowing that RoT would be harder to bring back to the Union, the U.S begins to send a series of threats of invasion if they don't join the Union.
Texas and California ready
After the negotiators have failed to convince the states to come back to the Union, the U.S calls a declaration of war against the rebel states and begin to prepare the army. RoC and RoT take over the military bases in their lands and begin to train the people.
British Empire supports Rebel States
Seeing as the U.S. more aggressive, the British Empire decides to fund and ally with the rebel states. By July 15, 1950 250,000 British soldiers have moved in to RoC and RoT to help them with an additional 500,000 near New York in case of an attack.
France supports U.S.
Seeing as the U.S. desperate and in need of aid, France had created an alliance in declared war on the British Empire and the rebel states. By September 3, 1950 600,000 French Soldiers are stationed in the U.S. with an additional 100,000 troops in Vietnam.
On September 23, 1950, the U.S. had 450,000 soldiers stationed in New York if the British attacked, one million stationed in Oregon and three million stationed in New Mexico to attack from the sides. By New Years Eve, the U.S begins airstriking major cities from Los Angeles, all the way to San Antonio. By early February, the U.S. blockades RoT ports to cut down morale. Fearing it might blockade California, the Royal Navy lands in California just before the U.S navy arrives where the first battle begins.
Battle of Long Island
In March 2, 1951, the U.S navy arrives with 10,000 troops there it meets the royal navy and 5,000 Californian troops, with its mission to blockade California, the navy begins attacking the royal navy with frequent airstrikes and attacks, they soon begin landing troops in Long Island. Although they were outnumbered the royal navy was more stronger and were able to sunk a few U.S. ships such as the U.S.S Arizona, while they were able to fend off the US navy, American troops have successfully landed in Long Island and had a small skirmish with RoC troops but due to lack of training, RoC lost 2,000 troops and allowed the US forces to secure the beach and began using RoC big guns against the royal navy causing the royal navy to retreat with many ships and troops lost, thus giving a decisive victory for the US. Due to this, it has caused them to start their invasion three months earlier and begin to send troops to RoC, RoT and Canada.
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