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Western Defense Pact
Western Defense Pact
Timeline: Acts of Union
Animus in consulendo liber
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Official languages English
Demonym American
Type Military alliance
Member states 28 States
Government Military Alliance
 -  Supreme Allied Commander (SACEUR) Robert M. Manderly
 -  Secretary General Juan Melendez
 -  Chairman of the WDP Military Committee
 -  Upper house WDP Council
 -  Lower house Military Committee
 -  Established 21 April 1951 

The Western Defense Pact WDP, also called the Western Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the Havana Accords which was signed on 21 April 1951. The organization constitutes a system of collective defence whereby its member states agree to mutual defense in response to an attack by any external party. the WDP headquarters are located in Bogota Colombia where the Supreme Allied Commander also resides. Alongside roughly 30 other members the WDP as of 2016 is the largest alliance in the world strength wise, but does see real competition from the the European Coalition, and the Eastern European Union. The combined military spending of all WDP members constitutes over 50 percent of the global total. Members' defense spending is supposed to amount to 2 percent of GDP. The Western Defense pact saw its origins in the aftermath of the Second World War in 1951. With the creation of the European Coalition and the Moscow Pact (reconstituted in 1995 as the Eastern European Union) the United States saw its powerful lead as the worlds dominant superpower (having superseded the British with its de facto victory in WW1) become erased as the new alliances began to form focused around the world's two other Superpowers. Originally a loose economic treaty focused on building up multiple other American states, Mexico and Colombia seeking greater involvement and cooperation proposed the expansion of the various economic agreements into a wholesale accepted increase in American influence. While welcoming the US needed allies not puppets, and counter offered with a massive capital investment and mass cooperation with American armed forces. Shortly thereafter in 1952 following the birth of the agreement saw the fall of the Brazilian Dictator Getulio Vargas and the rise of a fledgling but promising Brazilian democracy. American President Adlai Stevenson wholeheartedly agreed to open up the agreement to the entirety of North Americas independent nations in the Havana Accords. This saw the immediate signing of Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Chile, and Peru with any nations harboring a dictator to see a democratic shift within 6 months of signing the accords. This went off well and the only nation which had its dictator attempt to remain in power was Argentinian Juan Perón who was deposed by a coalition of Brazilian troops and a mass public revolution which saw the Argentinian military refuse to act leading to the implementation of Democracy in Argentina. The Havana Accords which saw essentially every nation in the Americas sign led to the largest economic boom in Human History. With the rapidly expanding economies and industries in Central and South America practically being built over night, the mass influx of US capital saw the standard of living in both the US and all of Central and South America increase dramatically. The US became the worlds dominant economy by far, with an uninterrupted economic boom from 1951 until 1965 when a recession kicked in due to various problems. The result of this, however, saw in just over a decade, the Ascension of Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, and Argentina as Great Powers in their own right with Brazil and Mexico even coming into their own power projection capabilities. As of 2016 the entire organization is recognized to have some of the worlds most well trained and experienced militaries with a relatively uniform foreign policy allowing for a lot of inter military combat support and training. The United States, Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia all maintain an active carrier force and at least two battleships, and the US, Brazil and Mexico all maintain active and large nuclear arsenals making these three countries collectively one of the strongest forces on the planet. 



The Havana Accords signed in 1951 marked the true beginning of the Western Defense Pact. It was signed initially as an exclusive agreement between the United States and two of its close partners in the Americas, Colombia and Mexico (which had been reconstituted into a stable state in 1925). This saw the development of the Marshall Plan, a relatively ambitious plan by George Marshall the Secretary of State in the US, was the sending of huge amounts of capital into the central and South American countries bases on their population, resources and industrial potential. By 1952 with the mass signing by nearly all of the nations in the Americas, barring European territories, the Marshall plan paired with the Havana Accords created a perfect storm of mutual economic growth for the United States, and the rest of the Americas. From 1952 to 1969 the economy of the United States now also gaining access to a rebuilding European Market, saw its overall GDP increase significantly to become the leading global economy by far. The Countries of Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, and Argentina all saw their GDP increase just as significantly with massive development of industry coming to head as well and the mass development of their militaries into effective modern forces with Brazil maintaining the largest in the Americas behind the United States.

By 1955 the now noticeably prosperous economic and military alliance had made its official position known that attacks on any of its members would be considered an attack on all its members which effectively insulated the entirety of the Americas from the coming Cold War between the shattered and now rebuilding European powers and their colonies, and the Soviet Union and its developing Moscow Pact.

Cold War

The Western Defense Pact during the cold war was a relatively aloof organization up front, but maintained quite a bit of a secret streak. The United States in particular did everything in its power to destabilize multiple nations investing heavily into civil war which would keep the European Coalition and Moscow Pact forces at bay. This happened almost immediately following the creation of the Western Defense Pact the United States in particular was involved in several black operations in Africa and most of Europe bent on destabilizing countries like France, Poland, Bulgaria, Spain, and a host of others. While many failed, the Polish and Italian movements were successful in creating relatively strong resistance and political movements respectively which caused quite the headache for the Soviets and Commonwealth Alike.

By the 1960's the United States however was embroiled in an extremely brutal and highly problematic conflict in Vietnam which became an absolute embarrassment. Bankrolled by the Japanese Empire, the Vietnamese were well motivated, well armed by the Japanese and its satellite states, engages in an nearly 20 year long conflict with the United States which saw the advent of the most brutal form of modern Guerrilla Warfare. With nearly 2.5 million casualties on the WDP and Vietnamese allies, the Vietnam War remains one of the most striking examples of a defeated superpowers in history. In 1975 following the Tokyo Peace Agreement Vietnam was released from a satellite state of the United States and following its independence under Ho Chi Minh immediately organized Vietnam into an economic and military alliance with the Japanese which prompted extreme outcry from the WDP and US.

In 1971 the US and Japanese blocs, the WDP and Greater East Asian Union engaged in a short but Brutal war which saw the Japanese attempt to evict the United States from the Asian areas of the pacific entirely with a quick surgical strike on the Philippines. While lasting only three months, the Circum-Pacific War was one of the most publicized and unexpected of the century. In short order the United States and Japanese blocs engaged in a brutal naval war all across the Pacific with the Battle of Vladivostok taking place within direct sight of the Soviet city of Vladivostok which prompted public outcry from the Soviets. Another notable battle was the engagement between the Chinese Federation Battle group and a Brazilian Battle group in the middle of the pacific which tested the capabilities of the strongest allies of either power. However, the war ended decisively in the US favor with the first use of a nuclear weapon in armed conflict. The US detonated a tactical nuclear warhead on the Japanese island fortress of Iwo Jima obliterating nearly 100,000 troops and associated equipment of all sorts. With the Moscow Pact knocking on the door to Japan seeing weakness, the Japanese sent a peace offering to the United States agreeing to recognize the Philippines permanently within the sphere of the US and its WDP allies in exchange for extending a short window of protection over Japan and allowing American access to its markets.

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