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It is a dark time for the fledgling Confederate States of America. Though disaster was averted after General George B McClellan failed to take Richmond in 1862, Lee failed to push north at Antietam. When Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, it became clear to the Confederacy that they wouldn't get any foreign support. In December of 1862, the Confederates finally caught a break at Fredericksburg, halting a Union advance. Lee won again at Chancellorsville in early 1863, thanks to his top subordinate, Stonewall Jackson.

POD: Stonewall Jackson rides into camp at night after the battle. Suddenly, Confederate scouts fire at him, thinking he is the enemy. But his horse suddenly bucks up, shielding Jackson from the bullets. After realizing who it really is, the scouts stop firing. Stonewall Jackson lives, and meets with Lee to discuss upcoming strategy.

The Washington Campaign (1863)

On June 3rd, Lee wins Brandy Heights, then crosses the Potomac into Maryland. He enters Pennsylvania on June 24th. On July 1st, the Battle of Gettysburg breaks out, this battle lasts three days. With Stonewall Jackson's help, the Army of the Potomac is later surrounded while retreating toward Baltimore, they surrender on July 5th. Lee moves relatively unopposed and takes Baltimore July 19th. He then begins moving southward to Washington, DC. Major General George H Thomas arrives on July 29th with the Army of the Cumberland, Robert E Lee is convinced that he can not break the Union defenses, so he requests more men and more supplies from the Confederacy. Jefferson Davis himself authorizes the moving of Army of the Valley and the Army of the Northwest to Washington, the orders are given, and they arrive in late August. Abraham Lincoln is urged to move out before it's too late, but he refuses. But Hannibal Hamlin, William Seward, Salmon P Chase, and Edwin Stanton (the vice president, secretary of state, secretary of the treasury, and the secretary of war, respectively) all leave the city for Philadelphia. On August 31st, their convoy is attacked, and they are all captured, a photograph is taken of them in custody and sent to Lincoln, he gets it the next day. During the early hours of the day, he hears a long range shell hit a street in the distance. He looks out to see smoke rising from a building in the distance. The Siege of Washington begins at 7:30 AM, September 1st, 1863. Three Confederate Armies push against two Union Armies entrenched around the capital. After a grueling three-month siege, a union line at the south-west corner of the District of Columbia breaks. Taking the initiative, the Stonewall Brigade, led by Stonewall Jackson, crosses the Potomac and moves north-east toward the White House. Washington police, militia, retreating Union forces, reserve forces in the city, and simple citizens rush to stop the advancing rebels around the construction site of the Washington Monument. The Stonewall brigade pushes north, but is pushed west in a last ditch effort, General George Pickett, serving in an advancing Confederate Army, leads Pickett's Charge, clearing the way for Jackson to the White House. Jackson arrives there, and demands Lincoln surrender, or else the White House will be fired upon. Lincoln agrees to these terms, and meets them on a balcony, flanked by two union soldiers. Lincoln agrees to surrender the city. The next day, General Robert E Lee meets with Lincoln in the White House, Lee told Lincoln "For now, you and your government shall be placed under house arrest, and your capital under military lock-down. In a few days, Jefferson Davis, his Vice President Alexander Stephens, the Confederate Secretary of State Judah Benjamin, Confederate Secretary of War James Seddon along with myself, will arrive here with your Vice President, Secretary of State and Secretary of War, along with a general of your choice, to discuss terms of your surrender." Lee left, and Lincoln was escorted to his bedroom. A week later, the Confederate Government arrived along with their Union Cabinet prisoners. Lincoln called General Ulysses S Grant to Washington, putting General George Custer in charge of Grant's army. Grant arrives with a contingent of 100 US troops, all flying a white flag, and is let through by Lee. On December 9th, they meet in the family dining room, which had been converted into a conference room. Judah P Benjamin suggests they start with what land will go to the Confederacy. Jefferson Davis' first terms are as follows: All slave states in the United States, including the District of Columbia, will go to the Confederacy. In addition, the Indian Territories, the New Mexico Territory and the Arizona territory will be annexed by the Confederate States. William Seward proposed a counter term - The States of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, and Tennessee will be allowed to break off the Union. Jefferson Davis said that the Confederacy has control of much of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the Arizona Territory, so they should get them. After some conferencing, Lincoln proposed that the if the Confederacy dropped all claim to West Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, they will get the Indian Territory (which they were kind of happy to give up so they didn't have to deal with the natives living there), the Arizona Territory, and the New Mexico Territory. Missouri and Kentucky citizens would vote on what country they want to join. General Lee quickly asked, "What of Washington? Who will be granted it?" James Seddon said that because they have control of it, the Confederate States should own it, but Edwin Stanton said that he would not remove troops from the south if the United States did not get Washington. William Seward proposed that no one should get it, and that the District of Columbia would become a free city, an independent city-state, which would be protected by both the US and CS. Jefferson Davis agreed and signed the Land Ordinance of 1863 along with Lincoln. After another few days of compromise, Lincoln agrees to the treaty, but must assemble congress and have them ratify it. On Christmas 1863, Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln invite Jefferson and Varina Davis to see a play at Ford's Theater starring the famous actor John Wilkes Booth.

On the road to peace (1863-1864)

Early in 1864, General Sherman began his advance into Georgia, Congress didn't meet to approve the Treaty of Washington until February 1st. Sherman rushed his troops into Atlanta on February 7th, this resulted in a high casualty rate among Union forces. General Johnston's forces stand between Sherman and Savannah, Georgia. Lincoln, along with Davis, ordered all troops to cease hostilities, but Sherman had sent his last telegraph message on February 10th, two days before the ceasefire was ordered. Davis authorized Johnston's army to defend Savannah at all costs. Sherman's March to the Sea turned into Sherman's Trudge to the Sea, as Johnston slowed and harassed his troops. Sherman managed to push Johnston back to Savannah, where he ordered them to attack on March 15th. The Battle of Savannah was a devastating loss for the Union. With his army obliterated, Sherman surrenders to Johnston. Grant leaves Washington overnight and reaches Vicksburg three days later. As Congress debates the treaty, George B McClellan runs against Lincoln on an anti-war platform, and is gaining support. The Republicans tell Lincoln they will renominate him if he also runs on an anti-war platform. Lincoln agrees. Lincoln convinces Congress to pass the treaty, and he wins the election. The War of Southern Independence ends on April 29th, 1864.

Reconstruction (1863-1867)

As the summer of 1864 approached, the Union and Confederacy began moving back to their respective countries. On June 9th, Kentucky citizens narrowly voted to join the Confederacy, Lincoln was worried that Missouri would follow suit, but was relieved on July 9th, when the German, Irish, and Polish immigrants decided almost unanimously, along with a 50-50 split of whites, to remain in the Union. Britain and France offered aid to the newly formed Confederate States of America, hoping to begin an alliance. Without the South stopping them, the United States passes the largest and most important amendment in US history. This amendment gives full citizenship to all minorities except Native Americans, among other things. The Confederate States does the opposite, and renames the Confederate Constitution the Articles of Confederation, along with passing the First Amendment, stripping all non-whites of their rights, and enslaving them. On May 1st, both Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis left Washington. While Lincoln returned straight to New York City, the new capital, Jefferson Davis began a Victory Tour. After a week touring Confederate towns like Alexandria, Arlington, and the historical Manassas Junction, Davis and his Contingent of 1000 soldiers, along with many other important Confederates, began the main part of the Victory Tour. Jefferson Davis moved south to Fredericksburg, then to Richmond. From there, he took a detour to Norfolk, then turned back, going through Suffolk to Emporia. From there, he went south to Raleigh, then arrived in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 29th. From Charlotte, he moved south to Columbia, then to Charleston, then went along the coast to Savannah, then to Jacksonville, then to Tallahassee, then to Mobile, which he reached on June 29th. From Mobile, he went north to the original Confederate capital of Montgomery, from which he went to Atlanta, then moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee, before going south along a railroad to New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Davis took a boat ride to Corpus Christi, Texas. Then he went around Texas to Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, and El Paso by June 29th. From June 29th to July 29th, Davis went in a loop from Mesilla to Tucson to Prescott to Santa Fe, so as not to leave out the loyal Confederate Territories. Davis reluctantly made one stop at Oklahoma City, where he spoke to native chiefs and territorial governors. He signed the Treaty of Oklahoma, giving pro-Confederate Indians immunity from slavery, and making them above other minorities, though still below whites. This treaty, signed August 12th, 1864, also moved pro-Union Indians lower on the social scale, putting an apartheid system in the territory. From there, he went east to Little Rock, then moved up the Mississippi to Memphis Tennessee on August 29th. Over the course of the next month, Davis went to Nashville, but had to move his course into the newly Confederate Kentucky. At that point, he moved to Louisville, along the Ohio River, arriving there on September 7th. Later that day, Davis made his famous "Why we fought" speech. After the speech, Davis retired to his hotel room, with his wife Varina. Late at night, shortly before Jefferson Davis went to sleep for the night, there was a knock on his door. A former slave from Tennessee, 24 year old John Wilkinson, was there with a .38 cal. Derringer pistol. As soon as Davis opened the door, Wilkinson put a bullet in his heart, Davis would die minutes later. Wilkinson was captured trying to cross the Ohio River into Indiana, and was taken to Fort Donelson, where he was hung for fleeing from his master, murder of the President, resisting arrest, carrying a weapon as an African American, and multiple other, smaller charges. Jefferson Davis's body was brought to Richmond for a mass viewing, Jefferson Davis Memorial Day was established, in memory of the first Confederate President. Alexander H Stephens was inaugurated as second President of the Confederate States. Alexander Stephens had big shoes to fill, and promised the public in his inaugural speech he would continue running the country to Davis's design, which he would not, as he was openly critical of Davis. Under Stephens' Administration, A transcontinental railroad, spanning from New Orleans to Tucson would be constructed, along with another one from Little Rock to Oklahoma City. These Transportation Acts, along with the opening of jobs in the South, would complete reconstruction for the south by the end of his term in 1866. Their economy is booming. The North, on the other hand, is in a recession, caused by a war debt and other contributing factors that brought along by the lost war. Lincoln struggles to rehabilitate the economy. By early 1866, Lincoln comes up with a plan. After the War of Southern Independence ended with a Northern loss, many lost faith in the government. In order to regain that faith, they would have to re-instate national pride. Lincoln began a program known as "The Lincoln Plan." The Lincoln Plan began federal funding of railroads, steel and mining companies, and funded promising inventions and innovations. With these companies flourishing, and unemployment down very low, the economy began rising. Reconstruction was declared over on July 4th, 1867.

The Gilded Age (1870-1910)

In 1866, the first Confederate National Election was held, the Southern Democratic Party nominated John C Breckenridge for President and John Bell for Vice President. In summer 1866, Robert E Lee was nominated as the Northern Democrat candidate, running with Judah P Benjamin, Jefferson Davis' former Secretary of State and a Jew, as his running mate. Robert E Lee's popularity in the Confederacy won him a landslide victory over Breckenridge. In the US, as part of the Lincoln Plan, the first nickel is minted. In Germany, Alfred Nobel invents Dynamite, which is soon shipped to the US and CS for building railroads, for their respective militaries, and mining. Winfield Scott, former General-in-Chief, dies taking him with him first hand accounts of the early days of the United States of America. When 1867 arrived, much of the public began to put the war behind them, and began settling back into normal life. The economies of both the US and CS move from a war economy to a peacetime economy. In the new Free City of Washington, African Americans were granted the right to vote in elections. As railroads were being built to the west, many settlers began pouring into the great plains. Finally, Nebraska was admitted as a state, ending Kansas' isolation from other free states. In this year, William Seward buys the Alaska Territory from Russia, sparking an immediate controversy, as many said it was barren, desolate, and that the military would have to guard and control it. Though Seward took the heat, it was Lincoln who ordered him to do that because the Alaska Territory was almost as big as the Confederate States, and it gave the US enough land to be considered a North American Superpower again. This began the Age of Imperialism. The Confederate States wanted a title of that sort, too, and wanted to expand, but didn't want to give the US a reason to invade the Confederate States, though many were sure that if they could defend against the US once, they could do it again, and that they had allies in Britain and France. Lee, though, would have no part in that, and as President, vetoed any attempts to begin a process of those sorts. Lincoln authorizes the US Navy to occupy Midway Island in the Pacific Ocean, many Americans call for a Pacific Empire. The Confederates displace pro-Union Tribes into the Arizona and New Mexico Territories. Yellow Fever breaks out in New Orleans, killing over 2,000, This results in the Confederate Disease Prevention Association (CDPA) being formed. The Confederate Congress decides on a National Anthem, deciding between a shorter, slightly amended form of the popular folk song "Dixie", a new version of "The Bonnie Blue Flag", which accounts for Kentucky joining the Confederacy, and "God Save the South". Lincoln uses that idea and urges the US Congress to decide on one. The US Congress denies his request. The Declaration of a Confederate National Anthem Act is passed in December 1867, Dixie is declared the anthem. On May 5th, 1868, US Congress passes the Soldiers' Memorial Day Act, starting Memorial Day in the US. The US splits the Wyoming Territory from the Dakota Territory. Ulysses S Grant defeats Horatio Seymour for President of the United States. Grant is inaugurated, and Lincoln announces he will practice law in Springfield, Illinois. He is asked to serve as a judge, which he accepts. Lincoln attends the final construction of the Colombian Capitol Building in Washington, DC. The first US Transcontinental Railroad is completed at Promontory Point, Utah, Abraham Lincoln drives in the Golden Spike to complete it. Congressmen and Senators from the Northern and Western Confederacy begin an emancipation movement, this is supported by Robert E Lee, who has always been a secret emancipator. The debate rages in Congress. The North supports the Emancipation Movement. The Cincinnati Red Stockings become the first fully professional baseball team in the United States of America. The National Womens' Suffrage Association is founded in the United States. Virginia moves its capital from Richmond to Norfolk, and becomes a state, rather than a Commonwealth. The Steam Carriage is invented, it is slow and ineffective, but is the early predecessor to the automobile. The Wyoming Territory gives women the right to vote in Local and Territorial elections, being the first in the world to do so. Construction on the Brooklyn Bridge symbolizes the beginning of the Peak of the Gilded Age. The Utah Territory grants Women's Suffrage. Hiram Revels, an escaped slave from Mississippi is the first African-American elected to the United States Senate, and Congress. Abraham Lincoln is appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court. He is elected Chief Justice of the Illinois State Supreme Court. The US Department of Justice is created. The CS follows suit. The Franco-Prussian War begins in Europe. Abraham Lincoln is appointed to the United States Supreme Court by Ulysses S Grant, which he accepts. Robert E Lee dies in office, the Confederate States declares itself in a state of mourning, Judah P Benjamin is inaugurated as the fourth President of the Confederate States of America. Robert E Lee's death ends the debate for emancipation. Slaves stay enslaved. Many from the Deep South are outraged that a Jew had become President, Anti-Semites in the CS House of Representatives impeach Benjamin, led by Congressman Nathan Bedford Forrest. The KKK is formed in Tennessee and begins lynching Jews. Abraham Lincoln is sent to France to negotiate an end to the Franco-Prussian War, which he does, ending the war in September. During Hanukkah in 1870, Judah Benjamin escapes an assassination attempt by the KKK. He issues a military order, mobilizing internal forces to fight against the KKK. The German Confederation unifies into one German Empire. The Free City of Washington sets up government in the White House, the Capitol Building and the Justice Building. Grant orders expeditions to China, Korea and Japan. The Great Chicago Fire takes place, leaving 100,000 homeless, The Federal Government sets up relief efforts for these people. Birmingham, Alabama is founded as a center for slave trade, as a railroad junction runs through it. Judah Benjamin ends his term and leaves the Confederate States for England with a few hundred Jews and their slaves, who they wish to free after they reach England. Abraham Lincoln's son Tad dies of TB, Mary Todd Lincoln tries to commit suicide, and is put into an asylum by Lincoln. Grant wins a second term on the promise he will expand into the Pacific. In the Confederate States, John C Breckenridge is elected over his former running mate John Bell. Breckenridge, within a month of his presidency, convinces congress to pass the Manifest Act. This act begins the expansion of the CS Army, Navy and the re-founding of the CSMC. On a cultural note, a petition by CS citizens to change the Confederate flag from the bloodstained banner to a more "appealing and organized" flag. Proposed are the CS Battle Flag, a square with an X and stars on it, the Confederate Naval Ensign (the battle flag, but not a square), the Secession flag, and the Stars and Bars with 12 stars that are three by four. The Confederate Congress passes the Confederate Flag Amendment Act, changing the flag back to the Stars and Bars flag. The US declares Yellowstone a national park, making it the first in the world. Susan B Anthony illegally votes for the first time. Boston Massachusetts burns for two days, costing the US $60,000,000. The US Army engages more Native American Tribes in the west.

The Mexican-Confederate War (1872-1873)

In Mexico, many in the government remember the Mexico of the 1820s, and 30s, when they were an empire from Oregon to Panama. When they were the superpower of North America. After the US defeated them in the Mexican-American War, and much of Central America seceded, they were reduced to a defeated, weak nation. But leaders had their eyes on the Confederate Territories of Arizona and New Mexico, and south to Central America. In the summer of 1872, Mexico annexed the Central Nations, all the way to South America. Mexico increased the size of their armies and navies, and employed new weapons like machine guns and Ironclad warships. In October, Imperial Mexico set its sights on the CS Territories. They hoped they could do it quickly, to keep any European powers out of the fight, along with the US. They hoped to free natives from reservations and spark slave rebellions in Texas. On October 27th, they declared war on the Confederate States, crossing the Rio Grande into Texas, and occupying El Paso, Texas. When word reached Richmond, President John C Breckenridge was outraged, he named Stonewall Jackson General-in-Chief and declared War on Mexico on October 29th. Under his command were the Army of the Rio Grande, the Army of the Southwest, the Army of the Rockies, and the Army of of Texas. General Jackson immediately leaves for Austin, Texas. The Mexican Navy attacks Corpus Christi, Houston, and begins a siege of Mobile and New Orleans. Jackson sends the Army of the Southwest to the Arizona Territory, the Army of the Rockies to the New Mexico Territory, the Army of Texas to EL Paso, and the Army of the Rio Grande to Houston and Corpus Christi. The CS Navy is sent to the mouth of the Rio Grande, and to Mobile Bay. After clashes in Mesilla, Tucson, El Paso, and Houston, the Mexican Army retreats to the Rio Grande, but the CS Navy sails up the Rio Grande, cutting them off. The Army of Texas passes over the Rio Grande and occupies Ciudad Juarez on December 13th. From December 15th to January 15th, the tide turned against Mexico. The Confederate States  Army wins the Battle of Chihuahua, the Siege of Monterrey, the Battle of Alamos, The Battle of Nogales, and occupy even as far south as Real de Catorce. The CS Navy makes similar gains, winning at New Orleans, Mobile Bay, and defeating the main Mexican Navy at Cancun. The CSMC also landed at Matamoros, Tampico, Veracruz, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallaran, Acapulco, Tehuantepec, and several Mexican owned islands. On February 1st, the Yucatan Confederation seceded from Mexico. Guatemala began an invasion from the south the day after. Anti-war riots broke out in Mexico City, convincing the Mexican Government to ask for an Armistice. Breckenridge calls a ceasefire. In mid-February, the leaders met in Tucson, Arizona Territory. On March 1st, 1873, the Mexican-Confederate War was declared over. The Treaty of Tucson gave the CSA all Mexican land north of the Tropic of Cancer, excluding the Baja Peninsula, and several islands and the city of Cancun. This includes all of the Mexican provinces of Sonora, Chihuahua and Coahuila, and most of the Mexican provinces of Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, Sinaloa and Durango. This land also includes parts of the Mexican provinces of San Luis Potosi and Zacatecas. The Yucatan Confederation would gain its independence, and contain the Provinces of Chiapas, Oaxaca, Guerrero, Tabasco, Campeche, Quintana Roo, and Yucatan. The Capital of the Yucatan Confederation would be at Villa Hermosa, in the Province of Tabasco. On April 1st, 1873, the Mexican Government sells the Baja Peninsula, which had been cut off by the Confederate States, to the United States to help pay off war debts. Around this time, the Rio Grande Territory is organized as a Confederate Territory of all former Mexican land south of the Rio Grande. The US organizes the Baja Territory over the Summer of 1873.

Age of Imperialism (1867-1907)

The purchase of Alaska in 1867, along with a lust for more land, began the Age of Imperialism in the United States. The US passed the Homestead Act, and began a new campaign against Native Americans in the west. But, overall, the US Navy set its sights on the Pacific. The US annexed islands like the Palmyra Atoll, Midway Island and Wake Island. In the Confederate States, they sought coastline on the Pacific, but were blocked by the US and Mexico. They settled for a few Caribbean Islands, until Mexico invaded them, giving them a reason to annex the north half and many Mexican controlled islands in the Caribbean and Pacific. With a renewed Manifest Destiny, the CSA begins plans to conquer all of Central America. Confederate President John C Breckenridge was interested in expanding, but decided it wouldn't be wise to do so at this time. Instead, he focused on incorporating the acquired Unorganized Territory into the Confederate States. By 1875, the Territories are organized, and then split into the Sonora Territory and the Rio Grande Territory. In the United States, Rutherford B Hayes is elected president over Samuel J Tilden. The Statue of Liberty, modeled after Columbia, is shipped in parts from France to the United States to commemorate the 100th anniversary. The Statue of Freedom, modeled after the late Jefferson Davis, is unveiled in Washington Square in Richmond. This statue begins a period of friendliness between the two nations. The Great Norfolk Fire of 1876 occurs, the capital of Virginia is moved back to Richmond. It's because of this that Hendricks decides not to expand the CSA at this time. Instead, he orders the construction of a wall along the Mexican-Confederate border from coast to coast. He uses this wall as a symbol that the CSA is restraining itself from becoming a colonial empire. Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone, revolutionizing communications. The Centennial Exposition begins. George Armstrong Custer and his troops are massacred at the Battle of Little Bighorn, prompting massive retaliation from US forces. Colorado is admitted as a US state. In the south, a failed grave robbery of the Davis Tomb takes place, the proprietors are arrested, then imprisoned. In Mexico, Porfirio Diaz, taking the initiative, stages a coup d'etat. He declares himself king, setting up a totalitarian regime. The Sioux Indians surrender to the US Army, ending most armed resistance against the US. In 1878, Thomas A. Hendricks is elected Confederate President over Charles J. Jenkins. Thomas Edison invents the Phonograph. Thomas Edison invents the light-bulb. After four years of construction, the "Cotton Curtain", spanning from coast to coast on the Mexican-Confederate border, finishes construction, the Army of Northern Mexico is stationed at the wall, along with the Border Patrol. Rutherford B Hayes runs for re-election against James Garfield, but loses in a close election. Kansas prohibits alcohol, along with several US Territories, beginning the Prohibition Movement. Czar Alexander II of Russia is assassinated. France and Britain begin a scramble to Africa, France takes control of much of North Africa and Madagascar. Britain takes control of Egypt, Sudan, much of Southern Africa, and Ethiopia. Belgium takes control of the Congo. The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and Austria have a limited role. The Red Cross is established. James Garfield is shot by Charles Guiteau. He dies of infection eleven weeks later. Chester Alan Arthur becomes President. The Public Schooling Act is passed by the US Congress, opening one public school per county. Jesse James, famous western outlaw, is killed. Thomas A Hendricks, in his last State of the Confederacy speech, warns the CS about the growing aristocracy in the south, and he urges steps be taken to reduce the power of the planters, and proposes Congress passes an amendment abolishing slave power. Instead, a hard line planter and Governor of Virginia, Frederick W M Holliday, is elected over Fitzhugh Lee, the left-wing nephew of Robert E Lee and a State Congressman of the Virginia State Legislature, also on the Board of Visitors of the CSMA. The Brooklyn Bridge opens to traffic. The Supreme Court of the United States declares the Civil Rights Act of 1875 constitutional, prohibiting companies from discriminating based on race. Time Zones are established in North America. The Statue of Liberty begins construction on the day when the Washington Monument ends construction. James G Blaine defeats Democrat Grover Cleveland. An economic depression hits the US. Republicans are blamed, leading to Congress becoming controlled by Democrats, causing little legislation, and no solutions to the problem. Ulysses S Grant dies, the United States declares itself in mourning, a massive funeral is held. The successor of the Steam Carriage, the Motor Wagon in invented, this is known as the 1st gasoline-powered automobile in the world. A Mississippi slave owner kills 20 of his slaves, sparking a case on weather or not he should be punished. The Supreme Court of the Confederate States rules that slaves are property, and can be discarded as their owners please. This results in the CSPCS, or the Confederate Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Slaves, to be founded. An eight-hour workday is declared in the US. The CS declares a maximum 12-hour workday. An earthquake hits Charleston Harbor, sparking immediate relief by the American Red Cross. The Statue of Liberty completes construction in New York Harbor. The US opens a naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The Confederate States opens a naval base in Cancun. The Eiffel Tower begins construction in Paris, France. An earthquake hits the Sonora Territory of the CSA, little aid is given. The Japanese Empire begins contact and trade with Europe and America, along with expanding to Iwo Jima and Okinawa. American Geographic is founded. The Confederate States threatens Mexico's Totalitarian Regime with war. The Great Blizzard of 1888 begins on the eastern seaboard. The Texas State Capitol is completed. James G Blaine loses to Grover Cleveland, unlike the election of 1884, beginning the Democrats control of the Federal Government. Frederick Holliday, acting upon a petition, orders the navy to blockade Mexico without a declaration of war. The Yucatan Defense Force and the Central American Defensive Alliance (CADA) isolate Mexico from the south. After increased blockade running, the CSMC is ordered to take control of all major Mexican port cities. When the Mexican Army fires on Confederate Marines, killing 12, the Confederate Congress votes on a declaration of war, which falls short. On August 19th, 1889, Mexican guns fire on the CSS Alexander Stephens in Veracruz Harbor. Congress declares war on August 21st, 1889. The United States officially supports the Confederate States, and donates supplies, weapons, ammunition, horses, battleships, as well as a few heavy cannons that can fire approximately 3-4 miles. North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, and Montana are admitted as US states. The Panama Canal begins construction, but stops after a Yellow Fever Epidemic. The Confederates march inland from the occupied coastal cities. The Hidalgo Campaign gives way to the Siege of Mexico City. Idaho and Wyoming become states. The Oklahoma Territory is renamed the Sequoya Territory. A Native American becomes Territorial Governor. Holliday's term ends, but is given an extended term until December 31st because of the Second Mexican-Confederate War. The Yucatan Confederation joins CADA, CADA moves north toward Mexico City. Grover Cleveland authorizes US troops to fight in the war on the Confederates side, as long as they do not wear their uniforms or fly the US flag. Mexico City surrenders, and Porfirio Diaz abdicates. He is exiled to Spain. The Second Mexican-Confederate War (1889-1891) ends when newly elected Confederate President Thomas F Bayard, a former US Senator from Delaware, CS ambassador to the UK, President Pro Tempore of the CS Senate, and Secretary of State under Holliday, signs the Treaty of Veracruz. The CS annexes the remainder of Mexico. In return, all former Mexican land south of the "Cotton Curtain" will be emancipated, and will be ensured democracy. The Mexico Territory is organized by 1891. The State of Sequoya becomes the first Confederate State admitted by Congress on September 8th, 1891. It is also the 13th Confederate State. The Rio Grande Territory applies for statehood, which is granted. It is admitted as the 14th Confederate State on November 24th, 1891. It is called the State of Costera. France and Russia conclude a defensive alliance against Germany to combat the Dual Alliance. Ellis Island opens, and a flood of immigrants come to the US and some to the CS for a better life. The Pledge of Allegiance Act is passed by the US Congress, requiring US students in public schools to recite the Pledge of Allegiance once a day in school. Grover Cleveland is re-elected over Benjamin Harrison of the Republican Party and William Jennings Bryan of the Populist Party. The motion picture is invented in early 1893. The Populist Party gains support in the US. The Planters' Society is founded. The first American Motorcar is invented. Colorado Women are given the right to vote in Colorado, they mainly vote populist. Coca-Cola becomes popular after selling drinks in bottles. Republicans gain majority in the US Congress, with populist gains. The Yucatan Civil War begins in June, 1895. The US economy rises out of recession when $65 million in gold is donated by J.P. Morgan and Rothchilds. Utah is admitted as a US State. The 1896 Summer Olympics is held in Athens, Greece. The US Supreme Court rules separate but equal unconstitutional, beginning full racial integration. Queen Victoria passes King George III as the longest serving British Monarch. Populist James Weaver wins the election of 1896 over Republican Benjamin Harrison by two electoral votes and 0.1% of the popular vote. He is the first Third Party candidate to win US Presidency. In the Confederate States, a Senator from Alabama, Joseph F Johnston is elected president. The Oldsmobile is founded, the first car company in the US. The Klondike Gold Rush begins. Populists make gains in Congress, and along with populist democrats and populist republicans, passes laws favoring the poor farmers and western settlers. As the party name suggests, he is very popular, and will put in place socialist policies that will be very popular with poor people. The rich, however, are very annoyed, and call Weaver an anti-American, but their attempts are futile. Queen Victoria holds her diamond jubilee. The electric car makes its debut. The CSS South Carolina explodes in Havana Harbor, the Confederates blame the Spanish, and declare war on April 21st, 1898. The Spanish-Confederate War begins. The Confederate Navy annihilates the Spanish Navy in the Pacific and the Caribbean. The CS captures Guam. The Yucatan Civil War spreads into Central America, destabilizing the region. The CS takes over Puerto Rico. A peace delegation falls apart, the Spanish-Confederate War continues. Cuba falls in 1899. The CS makes a final push in the Philippines. The Philippines is occupied, Spain surrenders. Much of their empire goes to the CS, including Western Sahara. The CS declares itself an official empire. The CS invades Central America down to the Panama Canal. They annex CADA. The British cede Belize to the Confederate States in the Treaty of 1899. The CS military quells a rebellion in the Philippines by releasing it as a satellite state with a puppet government. James Weaver is re-elected after the Compromise of 1900. The US annexes Hawaii, and begins occupying other Pacific Islands, like Samoa, the Mariana Islands and the Marshall Islands. The Treaty of 1900 splits the Virgin Islands into the US Virgin Islands, the CS Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands. The Zeppelin is flown for the first time. The 20th century begins. The Progressive Party is founded. Queen Victoria dies. The CS takes control of the Panama Canal, causing the incident of 1901, where a US Navy vessel is denied access, sparking public disdain of the Confederacy. Confederate-American relations hit an all time low. The Great Fire of 1901 occurs in Jacksonville, Florida. Those as far north as Charlotte, North Carolina could see the smoke. The first Nobel Prizes are given out. The Trans-Atlantic Telegraph Line is completed. The first motorcycle is invented. The Confederates elect Benjamin Tillman of South Carolina as President. A 7.5 magnitude earthquake hits Confederate Guatemala. No support is given by the Confederate Government, leading to the Guatemala Riots, which causes Central America to be put under military control by the Confederate Government. In Montgomery, Alabama, the Planters' Party is formed by the aristocratic plantation owners of the Confederate States. Cuba is organized into the Cuba Territory. The Confederate States begins leasing Guantanamo Bay to the United States under the Transcontinental Treaty of 1903. Panama declares its independence, the US recognizes it. The Confederate States sends the Army in, leading to near war between the US and CS. An anti-Confederate Riot by African-Americans takes place at their embassy in Washington, DC. The first airplane is flown near Chicago, Illinois by the Wright Brothers. The Russo-Japanese War begins. The Treaty of Panama gives the US control of the land in Panama south of the Canal, and the rebellion ends. In the election of 1904, William McKinley handily defeats Democrat Alton B Parker. Though written by VP Theodore Roosevelt, US President William McKinley adds the McKinley Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine. Las Vegas, Arizona is founded. Anti and Pro Confederates in Baltimore hold rival protests in front of city hall. These protests turn into riots, which the BPD fails to put down. Maryland Militia troops are called in, and try to break up the riots, Capt. James Thompson orders his men to fire on a violent crowd which had killed a militia man in the confusion. The Baltimore Massacre is seen by pro-confederates and hard-line democrats as an attempt by the United States to end freedoms of speech, the press, and to peacefully protest. Maryland, Missouri, Delaware, Indiana, and New Jersey form the Baltimore Pact, promising to vote against and fight against if necessary the Republican, Populist, and Progressive bills, amendments, and candidates. William McKinley cuts a portion of Federal funding to those states. Indiana and Delaware back out of the pact and are restored to Federal funding. A riot breaks out in St. Louis, Missouri, injuring a Confederate athlete. President Tillman, in his State of the Confederacy Address, issues the Tillman Doctrine, stating that that Dixie will give full military, political, economic, and defensive support to any US State that secedes from the United States and promises to join the Confederate Empire as either a State, Territory, Protectorate, or satellite nation. McKinley, in a speech in front of the public in Boston, Massachusetts says: "I will hold this country together, have no doubt, I will uphold my Presidential Oath. Read my lips: no secession will be tolerated by me, my cabinet, congress, the Supreme Court, the military establishment, or any one of these United States. It shall be, from this point on, the policy of this nation to take any attack by the Confederate States against the United States or her interests as a deliberate Act of War against the United States, and will be met with full retaliation against the Confederate States." This speech convinces New Jersey to pull out of the pact. In order to enforce Acts against Secession, and uphold his oath, McKinley authorizes military occupation of rebellious states, cuts all federal funding, suspends the writ of Habeas Corpus in their borders, and deposes of the Secessionist governors. In Congress, three or four senators, and most congressmen from Maryland and Missouri are impeached, convicted and resign from office. Missouri, after a month of occupation, votes to leave the Baltimore Pact. Alone, Maryland caves in and ends the pact, swears loyalty and accepts military occupation for the time being. The next few years are relatively uneventful in America.

Buildup to War (1871-1914)

Germany, to its people, had always been a strong people. Defying the Romans in ancient times, they survived into the Middle Ages. The area known as "Germania", along with parts of Italy and Switzerland would be Unified under the Banner of the Holy Roman Empire, after its defeat by France in 1806, Germany became a mass of small nations, notably Bohemia, Bavaria, Rhineland, and Prussia. Prussia spread its influence around Germany, gaining power. The Prussian Confederation gave way to the North German Confederation when the Rhineland, and many other small nations were annexed, until swallowing up Bavaria and Bohemia and becoming the German Confederation. Germany became fully unified in 1871 under Otto Von Bismark and Emperor Wilhelm I. Though relatively weak, they defeated France in 1871. Throughout the 1870s and 1880s, Germany became a world power. By 1900, they allied with Austria-Hungary in order to isolate France, and allied with Italy to counter Britain, France, and Russia's alliance. Germany, by 1905, surpassed all of its allies, and most of its enemies. They were even more powerful than the Confederate States, and the United States, which dominated the Western Hemisphere. Only Britain stood in their way. They sought to change that. Led by Kaiser Wilhelm II, they increased their Army, and established colonies in South-West Africa, on islands, and in other areas. They began constructing a larger, stronger, and modernized navy to counter that of Great Britain's. A Cold War and Arms Race ensued. By 1910, tensions boiled in Europe. In the Balkans, countries like Greece, Serbia, and Bulgaria broke off of the Ottoman Empire. Austria-Hungary and Serbia had had a history of conflict, and the former was itching to invade the Balkans. Russia made an alliance with Serbia to keep Austria-Hungary in check, and had also made an alliance with France to keep Germany in check. The many alliances, the race for colonies, the race supremacy over other countries, and historical grudges all added to the boiling, skyrocketing tensions in Europe. By 1912, it people weren't wondering if war would break out, but when. In 1913, the situation only worsened, beyond repair. The tipping point came on June 28th, 1914, when the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, was assassinated by Serbian nationalists in Sarajevo. The Austro-Hungarians sent ten demands to Serbia, which followed nine. Nevertheless, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia on July 28th, 1914. The Great War had begun.

World War One (1914-1919)

After Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia. Russia declares war on Austria. Germany promises to back Austria, declaring war against Serbia and Russia. France declares war on Germany and Austria-Hungary. Germany and Austria-Hungary declare war on France. The Schleiffen Plan was put into effect, German troops move around the French border, moving through Belgium and Luxembourg. This causes Britain to declare war on the Central Powers and join the Allied Powers. Italy remained neutral, breaking the Triple Alliance Pact. Russia mobilizes quicker than expected, and invades Galacia and East Prussia. Germany invades at Ypres. The French halt the German advance only 15 miles from Paris, beginning the Western Stalemate. The tide turns against Russia. Britain blockades Germany. Confederate President Woodrow Wilson of the Planters' Party announces Confederate Neutrality in the war. The Ottoman Empire joins the Central Powers, and invades the Balkans from the south, while defending Gallipoli. Italy joins the Allies. Serbia holds out against Austro-Hungarian forces. Germany unleashes poison gas in Ypres. The Lusitania is sunk by Germans. Theodore Roosevelt, the President of the United States, asks Congress for a declaration of war, which the isolationist Congress votes down. The US declares armed neutrality, and warns the Germans of U-Boats. The Battle of Verdun is proved to be one of the bloodiest. Tanks are introduced at the Somme in 1917, transforming warfare. The Russian Revolution begins, Czar Nicholas II pulls troops from the front line to quell the riots, dooming Russia. The Zimmerman Telegram is sent to the Confederate States. Secretly, Congress votes to declare war on the United States, in order to gain former slave states, Washington, and surpass the US as the Western Superpower. Britain intercepts and decodes the Zimmerman Telegram, relaying it to the US. The Confederate States officially declares war on the United States, joining the Central Powers, the United States declares war on Germany, the CS, and the Central Powers, joining the Allied Powers. The 3rd battle of Ypres occurs. Russia surrenders, the Balkans fall, and many German troops are transferred to France to try and break the stalemate. However, all Central Nations are experiencing civil unrest, inflation, food shortages, and strikes. The British take Jerusalem, and push into Turkey. Austria-Hungary begins losing to Italy, and is is on the verge of collapse. Germany launches a last ditch effort in the Spring of 1918, aided with Confederate troops, they win the 2nd Battle of the Marne, and take Paris. France, however, does not surrender. US troops arrive in Europe, and begin an offensive in the fall of 1918. The Battle of Paris is a costly Allied Victory, and reduces Paris to rubble. Luckily, many famous buildings and monuments are preserved, and many citizens escaped in time. The Ottoman Empire, after the Battle of Damascus and Adana, the Ottoman Empire falls into chaos, Turkey splits into factions, and the Successor State, The Sultanate of Thrace, surrenders. In Austria-Hungary, Germany pulls all troops out of the Balkans, by early 1919, the Balkans, along with outlying portions of the Empire, will be in rebellion. In May, 1919, US and CS troops in America have reached a stalemate along the Ohio River, in the Rocky Mountains, and in Maryland. The Battle of the Chesapeake is inconclusive. The Great Plains are experiencing battles between militias, much like the days of Bleeding Kansas in the 1850s. After the secession of the Austrian Balkans, the collapse of the nations economy and war effort, plus the Italian threat on Vienna and the Serbian threat on Budapest, the Austro-Hungarian Empire asks for an armistice. It goes into effect on the 11th second of the 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1919 (i.e. eleven seconds into 11:11 AM on November 11th, 1919). The Germans would lose Confederate support in late 1919, as a shortage of troops caused American advances into Texas. The Allies pushed into Germany to the Rhine River, and after the Battle Cologne and the Air Raid on Frankfurt, Germany surrenders on December 31st, 1919. The War continues to rage in America. By March 1st, 1920, The US has broken the Rio Grande Line and taken Austin, Texas. Naval Battles in the Caribbean and the Pacific were resulting in US victories. Missouri and Oklahoma were being pillaged by Kansas Militia, and In Maryland, their lines were about to break. The CSA calls for a temporary ceasefire on June 14th, 1920. The Leaders meet in Richmond. A permanent ceasefire is called, and the CS moves into negotiations in both Richmond and Versailles. The Confederate States agrees to reduce its Armed Forces to a Police and Defense Force, and will cede all its Pacific holdings, minus the Mexican Islands to the US. The CS Virgin Islands will be ceded to the US and UK. The Confederate States will cede Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, and the Turks and Caicos Islands to the US, along with the New Mexico Territory. The CS will pay $250,000,000 in war reparations, and will abolish slavery in all of its colonies, protectorates, overseas territories, island holdings, and will hold popular sovereignty votes in all of its states and territories to decide whether or not slavery should be abolished, and will demilitarize the Ohio River, the Potomac River and the Colorado River. The terms on the minor central powers were relatively harsh, though still tolerable. Germany, however, was stripped of 40% of its land, was forced to reduce its military to under 100,000, had to abolish its air force and navy, had to hand over all of its colonies, pay massive war reparations, completely redo government, and demilitarize 30% of its remaining land. It was also unable to merge with any other nation without approval of the newly formed League of Nations. The US and CS both did not join the League of Nations, much to the chagrin of their respective presidents. World War I ended on June 28th, 1920, with the signing and approval of the Treaty of Richmond and the Treaty of Versailles.

The Inter-War Period (1920-1939)

After The Great War, The United States entered an economic boom, known as the Booming 20s. France and Britain both began a period of economic growth, and would become the leading members of the League of Nations. France's economy, which had suffered greatly during the war, would finally return to its pre-war state by 1926, and by 1930 would be booming. Britain's economy would reach its pre-war state by 1924, and would be booming by 1927. In the former Ottoman Empire, All lands in Palestine and Mesopotamia went to the British, while Syria went to the French. The provinces in OTL Turkey split into three nations (as a result of the prolonged war caused by the American Front), Thrace in the west, Turkey in the center, and Yeni Byzans, meaning "New Byzantine" in Turkish. Their economy's would reach stability by 1925, 1926 and 1928, respectively. Thrace's would be booming by 1932, and Yeni Byzans by 1935, Turkey would never have a booming economy. Austria-Hungary was also broken up by the Allies. Part of Galacia would go to Russia, along with all land from the Armistice. The Northern part of the country would become Czechoslovakia, and all of the Balkan holdings would go to Serbia (Yugoslavia), and Italy. Austria and Hungary would be split and their size greatly reduced. Remaining lands would be handed out to countries like Romania and Bulgaria. Their economies would reach relative stability by the 1930s. Germany had the worst territorial losses of all. In 1937, a U.S. history textbook summed up the land cessions:

"In the south-west, Alsace and Lorraine were returned to France. The Saar, the coal-producing area of Germany, was brought under the control of the League of Nations for 15 years. After this time, there would be a plebiscite in the Saar to decide its future. In the meantime, France was to operate its coal mines so as to compensate the damage done to the French mines during the war. In the west, Eupen and Malmedy (after plebiscite) were given to Belgium. In the north, North Schleswig (after plebiscite) was returned to Denmark. In the east, Poland was recreated as a state. Poland, in view of the Communist threat from the north, was to be strengthened by: (a) the cession of a large part of East Prussia, (b) the cession of Posen so that she might have access to the sea (In Posen, there was a strip of territory which runs from River Vistula to the sea. This was termed as the Polish Corridor. To safeguard Polish control of the corridor, Danzig was made a free international city under the League even though the port was predominantly German in population.), (c) the acquisition of two-fifths of Upper Silesia even though Germans outnumbered the Poles by about five to three in the area. Memel was given first to the League of Nations, which ultimately passed the place of Lithuania. Germany also lost all her colonies in Africa and the Pacific. Most of them were transferred to the League of Nations which allowed the victorious powers such as Britain, France, Belgium, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Japan to rule over them as Mandates. Germany's territorial losses were severe (about 13% of her land and seven million of her former population had to be given up) although these losses constituted chiefly her past conquests. Moreover, she was forbidden to enter into any union with Austria." 

Germany's economy was wrecked. A weak, democratic government known as the Wiemar Republic was put in place, headed by Paul Von Hindenburg. This weak government did little to help the economy, and by 1925, the Social Democrats had lost control of the Reichstag to the Communist Party. But, the Communist Party was riddled with corruption, and fell apart in 1931. The National Socialist German Workers' Party, or "Nazi" Party, headed by Adolf Hitler, took power in the Reichstag in 1933. Hitler, a charismatic leader, was appointed as Chancellor of Germany. When Hindenburg died in 1934, Hitler used his immense power and speaking skills to appoint himself President, along with Chancellor, with little opposition. Any opposition was squashed by the SS. Hitler was declared Führer of Germany at a mass Nazi Rally in 1935. He blamed the loss of WWI on the Jews, and began exterminating them in concentration camps. Hitler promised to return Germany to its former glory, scaring world leaders. He allied himself with Benito Mussolini, the Fascist Dictator of Italy, who wanted to recreate the Roman Empire. Japan, which had risen into world power-ship in the early 1930s, began invading Korea, China, Manchuria, Indochina, and Pacific Islands, they allied with Germany, creating the Axis Powers. In the US, the economy crashed in 1929, causing the Great Depression. President Franklin D Roosevelt of the United States, elected 1932, began the New Deal. The US slowly, but surely, recovered. The US and CS signed the Pacific Treaty in 1934, allowing the Confederates to use Pacific Ports for trading vessels. In 1931, the Communist Party took control of the CS Congress. Under the Communist President Alfred Wagenknecht, the nation slowly rose out of its depression. By the the end of his term in 1932, the CS was a Marxist-Leninist society. The International Communist Society refused to recognize them as a true Communist society based on two reasons: slaves and the democracy. Thus, C.E. Ruthenberg in 1935 proposed two amendments, the semi-emancipation of slaves, and the abolition of the merging of all three federal branches into one unitary branch. The Confederate Government would be headed by Confederate Premier, and the Council of Cabinet-men. The CS Congress would be merged into one branch, and after the terms are ended, the Congress will be transformed into unicameral legislature. Two Congressmen from each state, one picked by the Governor, and one picked by the State Congresses. The Judicial Branch will be dissolved, and the Council of Cabinet men will decide on cases. The semi-emancipation amendment passes the House of Representatives by one vote, but is shot down in the Senate. The other amendment is passed by Congress, and by the legislatures of the states of North Carolina, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, Arkansas, Sequoyah, Arizona, New Mexico, Sonora, Costera, Yucatan, and Cuba. Virginia, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, and South Carolina voted no. Georgia abstained from voting. The vote was two states short of passing. Ruthenberg quit, and by 1937, had the passed the Mexico Act, repealing the Mexican Punishment Pact Act of 1892, which banned Mexico from statehood. Mexico became the 20th CS State on January 2nd, 1938. Political tycoon and son of former president Thomas Davis, Thomas Jefferson Davis IV ran for president, he ran under a splinter group of the Communist Party, the Confederate Socialist Labor Party. He won by a surprising margin, defeating Communist Albert Richard Parsons and Democrat Kenneth McKellar. His first act as president was the Economic Power Act of 1938. This Act loosened the Communist grip on the economy. In late 1938, he ordered his Secretary of State, his Secretary of the Treasury, and his Vice President to travel to New York City to buy back the New Mexico Territory. For $2.5 billion, Dixie bought the New Mexico Territory, paid off their national debt, all the war reparations, convinced the US to redraft the Treaty of Richmond, allowing the CS Armed Forces to grow as big as they wanted, legalized re-militariziation of the Ohio and Rocky Mountains, and bought rights to use Pearl Harbor full time, for any purpose except aggression against the United States or her allies. The Confederate States, after the Nazi attacks on Poland, allied themselves with the United States. Back in Germany, Hitler illegally militarized the Rhineland, re founded the Luftwaffe, and increased the size of the military way over their limit. In 1937, they announced that they no longer recognized the Treaty of Versailles, Britain and France do nothing in response. In 1938, Hitler added Austria to the Reich. Then, he seized the Sudetenland. After double-crossing the Czechoslovakians and occupying the entire nation, Britain told Germany that any other unjustified territorial gain would be interpreted as a declaration of war against Britain and France. Hitler responds by allowing Slovakia to be a "free" satellite state of the Nazis. With his armies in order, Hitler invades Poland on September 1st, 1939, beginning WWII.

World War Two (1939-1945)

Blitzkrieg (1939-1941)

Within a few months, The German Reich had annexed to the Fatherland Austria, the Czech Republic, Nazi Poland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Northern France. Also part of the Nazi Reich, but not annexed directly to the Fatherland, was Vichy France, Norway, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Nazi Romania, German Yugoslavia, German Greece, Thrace, and much of North Africa. The Nazis seemed unbeatable. Their only remaining enemy was the United Kingdom. The Nazis formed Operation: Sealion, the invasion of Great Britain, in three phases. The 1st phase, the bombing of the UK cities and airfields, is stopped by the RAF in the Battle of Britain. The Luftwaffe is defeated in a valiant fight for the skies, Operation: Sealion, is lost. Their close ally, Italy, had annexed Albania, Italian Yugoslavia, and Italian Greece, while also controlling much of North Africa. In 1940, shortly before the surrender of France, the evacuations at Dunkirk brought all the British troops out of Continental Europe. With most of the Allied Forces surrendered, defeated, captured, fled, or killed, Most of Continental Europe was under the political control of Adolf Hitler. Even though he was still fighting in North Africa, and still trying to beat Britain, he had basically secured most of the European Continent. The only part of Continental Europe standing in Hitler's way to European domination was the Soviet Union. He had a non-aggression pact with them, but he really didn't care, and broke the pact. In June, 1941, Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union, was put into action. The three million strong German Army would be split into three main groups of roughly a million each. The first group would invade from East Prussia, up into the Baltic States, then they would push up to Leningrad, and the Scandinavian ports that they were using to get allied supplies. The Center group would attack from Poland, into the heart of Russia. They would take over Minsk, and move city to city until they reach Moscow, which they would attempt to take. The Southern Group would attack from Romania, into Ukraine, and take Kiev, then they would take the Crimean Peninsula and Odessa, and then move around the Black Sea to take Stalingrad. Stalingrad, named after their leader, would be a symbolic victory, symbolizing the fall of the Soviet Union, but also a strategic victory, as it would open up the Caucus oil Fields. The Germans needed Soviet oil and coal, so that they could wage a long war with the British. German Blitzkrieg worked against the Soviets, taking Minsk, Kiev, Odessa, Riga, and pushing deep into Russian Territory. By late fall, 1941, the USSR is on the brink of collapse. If it weren't for Josef Stalin, the Soviet Premier, the USSR would have surrendered, but, they still fought on. Leningrad, Moscow, and Stalingrad were the main objectives. Leningrad was besieged by German forces, and pressured by Finnish forces. German forces were so close to Moscow, they could see the Kremlin from their positions. The USSR finally halt the Germans, but are still in great danger. Stalin brings Soviet forces from Siberia, stationed there to protect against a Japanese invasion, back to Moscow, routing the German forces, and pushing them back.

Turning Points (1941-1943)

The Soviets began a slow counterattack into eastern Europe. The Bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941, destroys most of the US Pacific Fleet, and in the process, destroys the CSS Arizona, the CSS Tennessee, and the CSS Sequoyah, along with five Confederate Merchant ships. The United States declares war on December 8th, 1941, a day after Pearl Harbor was attacked. The Confederate States declares war on the Axis on December 9th, 1941. The US and CS begin converting factories into war factories. The Washington Conference decides that the CS would focus on Europe, while the US would fight the Japanese. The CS Navy begins by winning the Battle of the Atlantic, using new radar technology. The CS lands troops in North Africa, and though they get off to a slow start, they quickly push Rommel out of Tunisia by 1942. The CS begins attacking the Japanese with the US, giving assistance at Midway, and Wake Island, also assisting them at Guadalcanal. The Soviets push back the Nazis, with US and CS supplies, returning to their prewar borders. The Nazis and Italians are pushed out of North Africa and the Middle East. The CS sends support to US troops in the Pacific. Using intelligence gathered, the US-CS forces win at Saipan, destroying the Japanese Carriers and putting them on the complete defensive, and firebomb Tokyo. The Manhattan Project advances. The Japanese lose their carriers, and begin employing suicide and Kamikaze tactics. In Europe, the Red Army defeats the Nazis, it becomes clear that Blitzkrieg is over, and that the tide has turned. In Africa, Allied forces land in Sicily, than move on to the Italian Peninsula. They make slow gains, but the Italians surrender after the fall of Rome in 1943.

Opening New Fronts (1943-1944)

With the landings on Italy, Mussolini resigns, and Italy surrenders. Now the Germans were fighting a two-front war, both of which they were losing. Japan was quickly losing ground in the Pacific, losing in the Philippine Sea.. The Siege of Leningrad ends after 900 days, the Nazis now have no footholds in Russia, they begin a retreat into East Prussia and Southern Europe. The Soviets are ordered to attack Southern Europe before Berlin. Stalin's real reason for doing this is so he can set up satellite Communist governments in Eastern and Southern Europe, while, in reality, he could have ended the war in 1944. In June 1944, A joint Anglo-American-Confederate-Canadian attack on the beaches of Normandy in Northwestern France, known as D-Day, occurs. It was the beginning of the end for the Nazis, there was no way the Nazis could win WW2, fighting on three fronts. The Allies supply the foothold on the French beaches with floating docks, tugged across the channel to the Normandy beaches. France was quickly liberated by the Allies. First Paris, then Verdun, then Ypres, then Brussels, then Luxembourg, then Amsterdam, until they have reached the Rhine River. Italy has fallen by now, and so has Southern Europe. The Red Army gears up for a campaign into Germany. Late in 1944, the Battle of the Bulge begins. This is Hitler's final gamble. It fails, and now the Nazis have lost any ability to stop or slow down the Allies anywhere, on any front. Nazi Germany, stands on the Abyss. With the war going so well, Dwight D Eisenhower runs for Confederate President, and wins, as Thomas Jefferson Davis IV leaves office. WWII is nearly over.

Endgame (1945)

By now, the Axis Powers have no doubt in their minds that they are going to lose the war. The Yalta Conference takes place, deciding what to with post-war Europe. Iwo Jima and Okinawa are attacked, but turn out to result in massive casualties, and every Japanese soldier dying. Franklin Roosevelt dies, and Harry Truman becomes President of the United States. The Soviets win the Battle of Berlin against German troops ages 7-17, and 45-75, as most men of military age have died, surrendered, or fled. The city is destroyed in the process. Joseph Goebbels surrenders Germany unconditionally. Adolf Hitler commits suicide, while Benito Mussolini is hanged by Italians in Florence, Italy. Harry Truman, instead of invading Japan, which it was estimated would kill 1.5-2 million US Troops, along with millions more Japanese soldiers and civilians, orders the newly made Atomic Bomb to be dropped on Japan. The Engola Gay drops the Atom Bomb on Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945, killing 80,000 civilians. The Japanese, believing they only had one, do not surrender. The Soviet Union launches a massive attack on Japanese military bases in Manchuria, Korea and Japanese Islands. The Allies drop a second bomb on Nagasaki, killing 45,000 more civilians. Emperor Hirohito, believing now that they have many more, and will drop one on every city in Japan until no one remains, (When in reality the Allies only had one more, which was still only a prototype, and would take another year to make more) the Japanese surrender unconditionally, ending WWII.

Peace and Recession (1945-1949)

After World War 2, the United States and Confederate States, along with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, were the world's three superpowers. The USSR, after successfully pushing Nazi Germany out of their country, had set up Communist Governments in Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Albania, and had annexed the Baltic States, parts of Poland and Romania, and had extended its sphere of influence into Eastern and Southern Europe. In China, a civil war continues to rage, and slaves return to their plantations from the war factories. Under Dwight D Eisenhower, a second call for emancipation begins. The reasoning, the African-Americans built the war supplies that won the war, and they should be freed, not equal, but free. The pro-slavery faction is led by South Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond, and Alabama Governor George Wallace. All the allied powers support the amendment, and on September 17th, 1947, after months of debate and politics, the Compensated Gradual Emancipation Act is passed, all slave owners will be compensated by the CS Government for their slaves, which will all be freed by 1950. The CSPCS changes its name to the CAAPCP, the Confederate Association for the Advancement and Protection of Colored People. The name is shortened later to just CAACP. The NAACP in the US, along with relief aid organizations all around the world form the IOAMI, the International Organization for the Advancement of Minorities and Impoverished. IOAMI is absorbed into the International Red Cross. The map of Europe is mainly the same, but Austria and Germany are split into four occupation zones, The US, CS, Soviet, and UK occupation zones. Capitalists win in the Greek Civil War. The Truman Doctrine gives aid to Greece and Turkey so they do not fall behind the Iron Curtain. The United Nations is created, most major nations join. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is founded. The five permanent members are the USA, the CSA, the UK, The USSR, and France. The Berlin Airlift takes place, as the Western nations drop supplies into West Berlin, which has been cut off from the world by the Soviets. After this incident, the Western nations of Canada, Belgium, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, The United Kingdom, the United States, and the Confederate States form the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO, to resist the growing Communist threat. The Federal Republic of Germany is founded between the Allied Occupied Germany, known popularly as West Germany. China is declared Communist, putting a quarter of the world's population as Communist. The Soviet Union tests an Atomic Bomb, ending NATO's short lived nuclear monopoly. The German Democratic Republic is founded.

The Cold War (1949-1989)

Early Cold War (1949-1953) 

After the election of Strom Thurmond to CS Presidency, the CS becomes completely Democratic, and States Rights, ending the Communist Era. The Communist and Capitalist blocs in Europe, have begun a Cold War. The Cold War erupts into a Proxy War between Communist and US Forces in Korea, when North Korea invades South Korea. US and CS forces led by Douglas MacArthur land on the Peninsula, and immediately begin an attack back north. Seoul is recaptured, and Pyongyang falls. just as the North Koreans are about to be defeated, the Chinese attack with 500,000 men south, capturing Seoul again, but Operation: Ripper, and battle back to the 38th Parallel, both sides gear up for a major war. Dwight Eisenhower fires MacArthur after he disobeys orders. The Occupation of Japan ends, and so does its isolation. The CSS Nautilus, the first nuclear submarine, is created. The US tests the first Thermonuclear Bomb, beginning the Thermonuclear Age. European reconstruction ends, with the end of the Marshall Plan. The UK tests its first Atom Bomb, becoming the fourth world nuclear power, after the US, CS, and the USSR. Adlai Stevenson II becomes the 32nd US President. Stevenson and Eisenhower end the Korean War through an Armistice, establishing a demilitarized zone on the current borders. With the end of the Korean War, a fragile peace was set up between the two major factions in the world.

Thermonuclear Age (1953-1963)

Because of the outbreak of Communism in Asia, The South East Asia Treaty Organization, SEATO, is founded by Australia, France, New Zealand, Thailand, Pakistan, the Philippines, the UK, the US, and the CS to resist Communism in southeast Asia and the Pacific. The Baghdad Pact is founded between Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey, and the UK to resist Communism in the Middle East. West Germany joins NATO and begins rearming themselves. With Communism mostly bottled via NATO, SEATO, and the Baghdad Pact, the Nations of East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Albania, and the USSR found the Warsaw Pact to resist the pressures of Capitalism from the West. The Soviet Military is sent to Budapest to quell a rebellion, and is sent all around Eastern Europe to ensure the Soviets keep their satellite nations. The Thurmond Doctrine commits the CS to defending Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan from the Communist threat. The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 1, initiating the Space Race. NASA and CASA are founded. Cuba secedes from the CS under Fidel Castro, inspiring Yucatan, and Confederate Central America to secede, forming the Democratic Republic of the Caribbean, and are given recognition by the Soviet Union, NATO sends a peacekeeping force to Cuba and Central America to help fight the Caribbean Army. In order to calm tensions, Soviet leader Nikolai Khrushchev visits the CS, and speaks to the CS Congress on the Cold War. France, in the midst of a Proxy War in the Caribbean, detonates their first Atomic Bomb in Algeria. NATO puts Jupiter missiles in Italy, pressuring the Soviet Union. A Confederate C-2 spy plane is shot down over Siberia, embarrassing Johnson. John Fitzgerald Kennedy is elected US President over Richard Nixon. CS President Lyndon B. Johnson celebrates the NATO victory at the Battle of Havana with a visit to Western Europe, including Berlin. The US backed Bay of Pigs Invasion is an embarrassing defeat for NATO. The US begins the Apollo program. Kennedy places US Jupiter Missiles in Turkey, prompting a crisis for the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union builds the Berlin Wall, known to many as the "Iron Curtain", named partially after the Old Cotton Curtain in Mexico. Kennedy, Johnson, Khrushchev, and Ulbricht all meet in Vienna for peace talks. Fidel Castro survives an assassination attempt by the Confederate Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Cuba. Secretly, Soviet KGB agents have been illegally transporting ICBM missiles to Cuba, which are discovered by CS scouts. Castro announces that he is willing to unleash them on the Western Hemisphere for Cuba's independence, Kennedy suggests Johnson withdraw his troops from Cuba, but he refuses, and begins a blockade of Cuba and the Caribbean, along with dispatching patrols and using Satellite images to find missile sights. Kennedy makes a deal with Castro and Khrushchev, saying he will withdraw US forces from the Caribbean and remove his missiles from Turkey for America's immunity from Castro's Missiles. The deal is done, and a hotline between the Soviet Union and the US is set up. France follows suit, cracking a similar deal. Kennedy is shot and killed while visiting Dallas, Texas to meet with newly elected Republican and CS President Barry Goldwater, over a cool down of the Cuban Missile Crisis. While driving through Dealey Plaza on his way to the Dallas Courthouse, he is shot and killed by one or more snipers. Lee Harvey Oswald is arrested, but shot by Jack Ruby on his way to interrogation. Investigations by the CBI say that Lee Harvey Oswald shot Kennedy with a sniper, alone, from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository, though no one was really sure. Some Americans were outraged, thinking it was the CIA who killed him because of his deal with Castro, though others thought it was the Mafia, which was very prevalent in Dallas, and who Kennedy had been targeting with certain anti-mafia laws. Others thought there may have been a shooter in the Grassy Knoll, or on the Triple Underpass. Some even thought it could have been the OSS, the American parallel of the CIA, as JFK had caused the death of many OSS agents in the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion, or the KGB, taking advantage of the deal with Castro and trying to inflict wounds on the US to ensure it doesn't break the deal.

Mid-Cold War (1963-1973)

This era begins with Bobby Kennedy becomes President of the United States. The US and CS both scale back involvement in the Vietnam War. Goldwater pushes bills through Congress creating the Freedman's Bureau, and giving economic support and low paying jobs to blacks, who had been doing little for society and had a high arrest rate as they had no job opportunities. China becomes the sixth nuclear power, ending the Soviet Union's reign as the only Eastern Power with nuclear capabilities. CS forces take control of the Dominican Republic when Communist guerrillas appear there. Goldwater grants Cuba independence, and the Cuban Missile Crisis ends. The CS continues to fight guerrillas in Central America, and they announce an increasingly small role in the Vietnam War. Nelson Rockefeller defeats Bobby Kennedy in the 1964 election as the underdog of the election. Latin American countries sign a treaty banning Nuclear weapons from these nations. George Wallace is elected CS president, and along with a racist CS Congress, passes laws banning blacks from State and National Government, and segregating them, modeling after South African Apartheid. The Tet offensive begins in South Vietnam. Neil Armstrong is the first to step on the moon, he is an American from the Apollo 11. The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty comes into effect. Richard Nixon becomes the first American president to visit the People's Republic of China, and the US recognizes its government.The US and CS pull out of the Vietnam War, ending the main conflict. It begins an era of peace/

Detente (1973-1979)

Jimmy Carter becomes CS President, and Nixon thrashes his opponent through fair means, winning a second term. Ronald Reagan wins the 1976 election. The Iranian revolution takes place, ending Iranian-American relations. This period of relative peace sees the end of the space race, the SALT I and SALT II agreements, various treaties between east and west, and little Proxy wars in the world.

Renewed Tensions (1979-1985)

The Soviet Union invades Afghanistan, sparking new east-west tensions. Ronald Reagan is re-elected by a landslide, and Lloyd Bentsen is elected CS President. The US imposes the Monroe Doctrine after European Powers fight the guerrilla wars, Reagan says the US and CS armies can take care of it, breaking the Castro-Kennedy agreement. The US Ice Hockey Team beats the Soviet Union in the semi-finals, known as "Miracle on Ice". Reagan announces his "Caribbean Basin Initiative", to help cease guerrilla activity in Central America. Britain fights against Argentina in the Falkland Islands War. President Reagan refers to the Soviet Union as an "evil empire". The Soviet Union shoots down a Korean Passenger Plane, sparking international controversy. The Confederate States invades Grenada in order to expel the government there. NATO's Able Archer 83 causes the Soviet Union to put missile defenses on high-alert, almost resulting in an accidental Nuclear War between the two sides.

Late Cold War (1985-1989)

Mikhail Gorbachev becomes the Soviet leader. George H. W. Bush is inaugurated as US President. Bush and Gorbachev meet at Geneva, Switzerland. The Iran-Contra Affair ruins Bush's credibility. Jim Wright becomes CS President. Ronald Reagan, the new US ambassador to the Soviet Union, travels to Berlin, where he he famously challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to "Tear Down that Wall!" START I is signed. The Soviet Union begins withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. Reagan visits Moscow with his wife, and is asked if he still believes he is standing in an evil empire, to which he replies "I was referring to another time, another era." The last Soviet troops return from Afghanistan. The Warsaw Pact begins falling apart, as uprisings and semi-free elections begin appearing in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Bulgaria. Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Albania become democratic, by multiple means, ending the Eastern Bloc. The Berlin Wall is torn down, and Romania becomes democratic. The Warsaw Pact is dissolved.

End of the Cold War (1989-1991)

Lithuania becomes independent and Germany is re-unified. The Gulf War begins. The Soviet Union decides to dissolve itself on December 26th, effective December 31st, 1991. The last remnants of the Cold War have ended.

Age of Advancements (1991-1999)

The 1990s were marked by economic, social, political, scientific, and technological advances. Guerrillas in Panama and Nicaragua have disappeared after President Wright signed a Treaty giving Central America relative independence. Nelson Mandela is released from prison in South Africa. The Yugoslav War begins. Inspired by South Africa, Jim Wright begins proposing bills to end segregation in the CS. The US and CS and USSR stop targeting each other's cities with nuclear missiles. The UNSC meets in Richmond to discuss the post cold war world. The Charleston Riots occur in protest to the CS Congress not passing the Integration Acts. The leaders are imprisoned in Fort Lee (formerly Fort Sumter). In 1993, Nelson Mandela speaks in front of the CS Congress, and influences them enough to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1993, the First Integration Act, the Second Integration Act, and Third Integration Act, the Mandela Act, and the Civil Service and Government Rights Act. The Oklahoma City bombings take place by Timothy McVhey, a radical white supremacist. Bill Clinton and Jerry Brown meet in San Francisco, California to discuss integration. Yugoslav rebellions continue, causing UN intervention. The 2000 CS elections are unclear, with Republican John McCain winning the popular vote and Al Gore winning the electoral college, but not the electoral vote. The election is given to Gore, but he proposes an amendment to the CS Constitution making it so that if a candidate wins the popular vote, they are president, but the electoral college is not abolished.

A New Millennium (2000-2013)

Al Gore and George W. Bush begin their respective presidencies. On September 11th, 2001, terrorists hijack four passenger planes, crashing two into the World Trade Center in NYC, one into the Confederate Military Headquarters in Richmond. And one is crashed into a PA field after passengers reclaimed the plane, its destination unknown. The US and CS declare a war on terrorism, invading Afghanistan. The CS repeals the National Language Act and the National Religion Acts. The US and CS invade Iraq, deposing Saddam Hussein. Massachusetts legalizes Gay Marriage. Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans. The US and CS combine their sports league into the Trans-Continental Athletics Association. (TCAA). Barack Obama is elected the first African-American President of the United States in 2008. Felipe Calderon, the first Mexican President from the Mexican-Confederate States is elected in 2006. The two presidents propose re-unification of the US, CS and Free City of Washington. The Capital would be Washington. Osama Bin Laden is killed in a joint US-CS mission. The US and CS withdraw from Iraq, and announce plans to withdraw from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. In the Middle East and Africa, rebellions have successfully overthrown the dictators of Egypt and Libya, with rebellions beginning in Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Lebanon, Jordan, and another between Kosovo and Serbia. South Sudan splits from Sudan. The world human population reaches seven billion. NATO and the UN impose more sanctions on Iran and North Korea. The French Army begins fighting an insurgency in Northern Mali, the UN sends troops by May 2013. On April 15th, 2013, two bombs are detonated at the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring 264. It is later found out that the bomber was acting alone. CSA Today, a Confederate Newspaper, calls this event the "2nd Boston Massacre".

2nd Korean War- 2013-present)

In March, after declaring it would no longer follow the 1953 armistice that ended the Korean War, North Korea cuts the hotline between it and South Korea, and threatens to launch a nuclear missile at Washington. The CS puts defensive ballistic missiles in Guam and Wake Island, and dispatches the Navy into the Pacific. Shortly before declaring war, the North launches a massive cyber-attack on the south. On March 30th, 2013, at 6:15 AM local time, the North Korean Air Force launches air raids on the demilitarized zone and Seoul, South Korea, landing troops via parachute into Seoul. The Republic of Korea, Japan, the UK, US and CS call for international condemnation of the attack. A UN peacekeeping force led by the US, CS, and UK of 100,000 is sent to South Korea. China declares a strict armed neutrality in the war. Russia imposes less strict On June 3rd, the South Korean Army was struggling to regain lost ground, but on June 4th, was met with 50,000 of the 100,000 troops. On June 6th, the UN force smashed KLA forces at the Battle of Ch'onan. On June 7th, 10,000 UN troops landed at Namp'o, making a foothold in the North, and pressuring Pyongyang. Kim Jong Un made a statement that day calling for the ten million strong North Korean population fit for military service to go up in arms against the 98,899 (as of June 7th) strong UN force. On June 11th, UN forces began the siege of Pyongyang.

Current Events (Ongoing, begins June 7th, 2013)

June 7th- 10,000 UN troops land at Namp'o, threatening Pyongyang. Kim Jong Un calls for 10,000,000 Korean soldiers, beginning a mandatory draft. UN calls for 7.5 million troops by August 1st.

June 8th- UN troops take Kaesong, and fully push North Korean forces out of South Korea. UN troops in Namp'o begin to move up the Taedong River toward Pyongyang.

June 9th- The UNAF begins bombing Pyongyang, Kim Jong Un is moved out of the city and into the mountains. Russia declares its armed neutrality over, but still remains neutral.

June 10th- China declares a less strict armed neutrality. The UN navies defeat the last of the North Korean Navy, and begin blockading the coast. The UNAF begins air superiority over the Korean Peninsula.

June 11th- The UN forces attack Pyongyang. KLA forces hold out, forcing the UN force of 24,650 to settle in for a siege. US President Barack Obama tries to pass an immigration reform regarding the massive influx of Middle Eastern and Eastern European immigrants coming to the US. The bill is expected to pass.

June 12th- CS President Bob McDonnell signs the Defense of Marriage Act, defining marriage as between one man and one woman. This is on the eve of the vote on the proposed LGBT Rights Act of 2013 in the US congress.

June 13th- The Siege of Pyongyang continues with air raids and artillery fire. The LGBT Rights Act of 2013 is passed in the Senate by a 69-31 margin. It passes in the House of Representatives by a 223-212 vote margin after a convincing speech by Barack Obama. Obama signed it into law later. The LGBT Rights Act of 2013 restricts many anti-LGBT laws. While it doesn't legalize gay marriage, it does pave the way for a possible vote on legalization by the end of Obama's term in 2016. Obama released a statement after the vote saying "Full equality and justice was achieved by African-Americans and Women, and it will happen again. Change is inevitable, one day the ultra-conservatives will hold the ideals and values that the ultra-liberals do today. One day, the LGBT community will remember these days like African-Americans remember the 1950s and 60s. Those who oppose change will fall behind in life. I'm happy America isn't going to do that any time soon."

June 14th- The Confederate States begins arming Syrian rebels after Bashar al-Assad is proved to have used chemical weapons. The United States decides not to because of growing debt. The United States adopts the Kerry Plan, and will pull out of Afghanistan by October 31st, 2013, so the US troops can make it home for the holidays. Obama begins pulling troops out of Afghanistan. The CS isn't happy, but McDonnell lets it go.

June 15th- The UN force makes small gains into the city, but still faces resistance from the center of the city. Obama lands in Inch'on Air Base, and meets with UN leaders and the UNSC over finishing Phase 3 of the war, and planning Phase 4. (Phase 1 was stopping the KLA advance, Phase 2 was to push them all into North Korean lands. Phase 3 is to capture Pyongyang and other major cities, Phase 4 is to box the KLA forces in the northern mountains, and Phase 5 is to tighten the noose, and force North Korean surrender.) The UN decides to, after Pyongyang falls, ask for North Korean surrender. Kim Jong Un addresses his troops from his secret bunker in Kanggye, telling them to never surrender. Elements of Kamikaze and other suicide tactics appear in the late hours of the day, causing fear of a prolonged, Pacific WW2, type war.

June 16th - September 1st- Pyongyng falls, and China and Russia declare unarmed neutrality. Kim Jong Un tortures and kills a prisoner of war from every allied country everyday and puts in on the internet. Millions of KPA forces appear, and as the war grows more and more desperate for North Korea, suicide bombers appear. In the northern part of North Korea, a POW camp is found, and is reminiscent of Nazi death camps. Russia joins the allies, and China officially gives support. The UN forces conquer the last major urban areas, and the search for Kim Jong Un begins.

September 1st- December 1st- China "accidentally" leaks information about North Korean bunker locations. CIA and OSS sleeper agents in North Korean bunkers activate, and it is estimated that 98% of the bunkers have been found, unfortunately, none with Kim Jong Un.

December 1st- December 19th- Kim Jong Un's uncle surrenders, and tells the location of Kim, who is found on the day Nelson Mandela dies. The newly unified "Republic of Korea" is formed, Russia and China are given small portions on the former Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

December 20th- The Affordable Care Act gets off to a bad start, with a faulty website and unkept promises, Obama is blamed and his popularity goes down immensely.

December 21st- Iran-American peace talks take place, Iran agrees to put their nuclear program on hold if all sanctions are lifted and embassies are set up. Shops declare that they are open "from 7 PM to Christmas Eve" 24/7.

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