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-Economic endeavours continue. [MOD]

 

-Military development continues. [MOD]

 

-Industrialists from Spain, France and Sweden are offered Brazilian citizenship should they leave their civil war torn nations and invest into Brazil. In addition, they are guaranteed heavy subsidies for five years, massive tax cuts until substantial profits are being made and cheap sites for factories. [MOD]

 

-Scandal topples the Brazilian Government, and an election is called. While most parties remain the same, the Frontinist movement gathers steam behind Almirante Pedro Frontin, and using Unidade e Fraternidade as their manifesto, Frontin attempts to use his status as a Brazilian war hero to launch his National Unity party into power. [MOD]

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1W8S5pShnjrfjuoiBry8vwodZiXLCZcGpxoERkDWWBFs/edit?usp=drivesdk

 

-Pedro Frontin also sponsors the creation of Frontinist movements across the South Americas, using his own fortune to help the parties to form. These parties all attempt to contest their national elections in Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, El Salvador, Guatamala, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay. Like the Brazilian movement, they are proponents of Unidade e Fraternidade.[MOD]

-Economic endeavours continue. [MOD]

 

-Military development continues. [MOD]

 

-Industrialists from Spain, France and Sweden are offered Brazilian citizenship should they leave their civil war torn nations and invest into Brazil. In addition, they are guaranteed heavy subsidies for five years, massive tax cuts until substantial profits are being made and cheap sites for factories. [MOD]

 

-Scandal topples the Brazilian Government, and an election is called. While most parties remain the same, the Frontinist movement gathers steam behind Almirante Pedro Frontin, and using Unidade e Fraternidade as their manifesto, Frontin attempts to use his status as a Brazilian war hero to launch his National Unity party into power. [MOD]

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1W8S5pShnjrfjuoiBry8vwodZiXLCZcGpxoERkDWWBFs/edit?usp=drivesdk

 

-Pedro Frontin also sponsors the creation of Frontinist movements across the South Americas, using his own fortune to help the parties to form. These parties all attempt to contest their national elections in Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, El Salvador, Guatamala, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay. Like the Brazilian movement, they are proponents of Unidade e Fraternidade.[MOD]

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Kaiserreich

 

Peace had finally found its way to the Vaterland. But it was an unstable peace, with new times came change and change can be the catalyst for a number of new groups to arise.

 

As such in the hopes of continuing down a more peaceful and united path, the Kaiser and his inner circle decide it would be best if perhaps with this shift in power a hero or prominent figure from the Great War would make an excellent candidate for running for officer.

 

Grand Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz retiring from his Naval Position as Admiral Sheer takes his place runs for the position of Chancellor with the support of the Kaiser and his staff. Having come out of the war victorious they hope that their support can help control and ensure none of the more radical elements land in office.

 

With the Industry and jobs becoming taken back by returning men from the war, and Women taking a more active role in government and daily life Industries and Business expand to account for this new available ‘Manpower’ to the Market.

 

It seems Germany has a bright future ahead of it, despite the barbarians that spread around the world.

 

-Actions-

 

As per the Congress of Vichy agreement, Germany no longer builds debt with the 4th Republic via arms sales but instead supplies food, clothing and basic materials to the French. Cause Capitalism doesn’t care who you are, only your wallet~ (Mod)

 

With elections continuing to campaign, with political parties a plenty. Democrats and Republicans receive more support from current governmental bodies, Socialists parties find themselves on the end of smear campaigns (Mod)

 

Gaining the personal recommendation from the Kaiser himself, Grand Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz runs for Chancellor of the German Empire (Mod)

 

The Naval Project Continues (Mod, continuing)

 

The Kaiserreich continues to its work on expanding and finishing the Berlin Baghdad Railway (Mod)

 

The Kaiserreich once again devotes its resources to the navy, to build a High Seas fleet to rival Great Britain's (Mod)

 

A continued project as well, as German Army Officers focus on a weapon that can counter the British Tanks (Mod)

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The Russian Union

 

The Fall of Sverdlosk

By the end of the year the Duma had celebrated the fall of the renamed city of Sverdlosk, and formally announced that Soviet rule in the city had ended, thus it had been taken at a high cost. Rather than change the name back to what it had been, the city was to be named to Brusilovo following his successful campaign in the city. Meanwhile, in Caucasia things had continued at a slower pace with the fall of Sochi and Cherkessk and a stalemate in the mountains, but this was not unexpected. Research into a true bomber model continues, and the Russian government begins the funding of potential prototypes.

 

The Moscow Film Academy

The Russian Duma would formally create and promote the Russian Film Academy in Moscow, hoping to encourage filmmaking throughout the country. The President believes film can unite and raise Russia to a new level on the world scale and hopes to begin creating movies for not only sale in Russia but eventually throughout the world. It would receive some funding from the Duma as well.

 

Romania

Russia would formally announce its support of the Romanian government and their continued independence, calling them not only a model of independence in a smaller country but a way to ensure that there is less of a threat from their former wartime enemies.

 

ACTIONS

Sverdlosk is renamed to Brusilovo after the hero of the Battle of the Railroads.

 

Research a true bomber continues.

 

The Duma creates and funds the Russian Film Academy in Moscow.

 

Romania is guaranteed by the Russian Duma and a vote is initiated to make it Union-wide.




 

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1917 (Later Months)

 

In Spain the civil war continues to rage. By now the Catalonia and the Republicans were seizing the initiative, and beating back Spanish armies. The war continues.

 

In China the Socialist continue their sweeping reforms and persecution of civil war. By now they are almost entirely in power.

 

The Balkan Fascist all stand behind Romania, as does Russia. Emboldened by such support, Romania severs oil trade to Austria, and officially mans her border.

 

In Indonesia open revolution breaks out. It was not as clean as hoped however. Across the isles pockets of fighters occupy Dutch post. The VOC retaliates with mass killing, and it becomes all out war. On every island Dutch and natives begin to clash. Japanese arms caches are discovered in several rebel towns.

 

 Death in Caucasuia and the support of Sweden was leading to discontent with Socialist in the Rusian Union. They begin to campaign for post war elections.

 

The State of France;

 

In France the war is still raging. Trenches dot the country, and armies trample the fields into mud. The 3rd Republic was suffering the most. Her army was in outright mutiny, and mauled from several offensives. Perhaps 1 million men still served, with another 2 million conscripts. Many of her best men were dead or wounded. Petain can only clamp down on the worst of the mutiny, as committees form calling for an end to the war. The trea barring foreign intervention leaves a sour taste in their mouths. Her Air Force however was rapidly organizing, and becoming more effective.

 

The Socialist armies numbered more around 2.5 million men. However they were more motivated, and typically volunteers. They were better equipped thanks to holding most of the Industry. However they were also sick of war and demanding peace. Many wanted an end to the fight, and saw both governments as being stubborn. The divide between North and South is growing.

 

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Ireland

 

Continued growth in Ireland mostly thanks to British benevolence continues. Several rich Irish Americans begin to invest in the larger companies in Ireland.

This Gaelic Revival is having mixed reviews to the public. The average Irishmen praised it, but plenty saw it as far too liberal. However it’s reform begin. They are yet again denied in Ulster and their federal capital however. It is not a requirement, and they do not fund it in their areas.

 

More countries begin to flood into the open irish market. Though this way they gain no income on tariffs, growth does happen faster.

 

Public works programs are falling short. Ireland was not rich enough for all these ambitious social programs. She can not simply create jobs and finance it all. Instead it is left to private enterprise to handle employment.

 

The same goes for agriculture reform. Though advanced, Ireland struggles to keep improving. Her farmer’s focus on not costly reform.

 

Again it’d be hard to create hospitals and jobs just through legislation. For now Ireland begins to form a medical board to start hiring and securing funds.

 

Japan

 

Rail works continues as planned.

 

Though many Chinese are not ‘converted’, Tanoisim begins to blend with their own growing ideologies. Socialist Students were working towards a proper Chinese state. For now relations with Japan are kept pristine, they having reached an coord.

 

The Indonesian begins to organize and arm further…

 

In China steel mills begin, but Japan has trouble hiring skilled local labor. She must import hired hands for now.

 

Austria-Hungary

 

Though opposed by the large body of conservative aristocrats, the groundwork for women suffrage is laid.

 

Infrastructure would be a very hard process in the Empire. In Austria itself work continues as planned. But each separate state such as Hungary had their own rules and regulations. Most rails ended right before the next province. It’d be a logistical and political nightmare to sway everyone’s minds.

 

Work begins to copy German schooling and French ‘Air Forces’. Recon planes are now designated Fighters or Bombers. Training begins at aerial academies, focusing on reteaching the students the basics.

 

Romania having been the one to ask for reparations in the first place is fuming. They deny it and sever ties with Austria-Hungary. Allied to Bulgaria, Greece, and potentially Serbia, she would sit within her vast fort ring.

 

Work begins on making a communications corp dedicated to laying and improving telegram wire. Accompanying them is an official Austrian messenger pigeon corp.

 

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Argentina

 

The Students of Argentina in various cities begin to form hubs of the revolution.

 

Shifting towards socialist parties, major trade unions and other organizations extend the helping hand. They begin to work on a more reformed and united system.

 

It’ll take more time to properly re equip the army, train and recruit, and try to mass produce ships. For now Argentina focuses on arming what she already has, and recruiting. Work into three destroyers begins, and should be done within a year.

 

Without any foreign aid progress on the aerial wing is low. For now they focus on amassing the needed funds and equipment. Any pre existing planes are used to teach new cadets.

 

Argentine shipments begin reaching their comrades, helping greatly.

 

Poland

 

Education reform begins in Poland’s bigger cities, supported by all parties.

 

Though it may take longer than four years for a true industry revolution, the plans Poland lays begins. She focuses on her agriculture and rails first, with Russia needing much food.

 

Foreign aid and advisors begin to focus on Poland’s fledgling production capability. In order to ever want to arm her own armies and not rely on Imports she needed more factories. Work begins.

 

All parties begin to campaign for the 1920 elections. The Socialist still seem to hold the majority in the house.

Work on drafting the constitution begins.

 

Judges from across Poland volunteer to join this new institution. 

 

The Soldiers agree with the plan.

 

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4th French Republic

 

This work into Pioneer implementation into army tactics will be very slow to implement. Currently the 4th Republic armies were busy enough trying to stay alive. The seeds are planted though.

 

Preferring to drink it, they regardless follow the instruction.

 

Though AA isn’t exactly in existence, heavier emplacements, watch towers, and machine gun nest are established.

 

The French industrialist can only focus on one, for now they begin preliminary works into making a working French tank.

 

Copying the Entente, the 4th Republic begins following an in depth defense strategy. They solidify supply routes.

 

Many wanted peace, and the new treaty is ill suited for both sides.

 

Great Britain

 

The British market begins to recover as the austerity lessens.

 

The HMS Argus is premiered to launch next year!

 

Tank research for now was still stuck on improving the Mk II. U.S work will be painfully slow to develop anything lighter and faster that still works. Development on an improved Mk II begins, alongside better general function. The Mk III will debut in 1918.

 

Mexico

 

Zapata and this new regime were stepping into a relatively stable Mexico. However the abrupt transition of power was leading to a growing problem. Zapata and his party ruled by the people, and were popular. But rich industrialist and conservatives feared this new turn. They begin to form societies, and arm themself out of defense.

 

In Parliament itself Zapata and his party adapt and begin to win the votes. Most MPs simply wanted a stable house.

The new Districts are put into place.

 

After the shame of the U.S border, Villa is back in! He begins work on reforming the Mexico army, using knowledge from the Cow Boy battles. Carranza’s former federal army remains aloof of the defense department.

 

Mexico begins studying and gathering old state records.

 

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Sverige

 

The armies begin to entrench.

 

With nothing but poor land access to Norway and a strip of FInland, the Capitalist Swedes begin to lose the power to import.

 

The Latin aid begins to lift morale, and ease the stress of war.

 

A through conscription begins, as for nor 70k more recruits are sworn in. They begin training, unless they are deployed.

 

The propaganda begins to win over some of the more moderate Swedes.

 

3rd French Republic

 

Petain would discover as a whole the army was in poor condition. (See Above) Regardless he begins to try and turn around the army.

 

Some applaud the victory at bescanon. But many question about all the other offensives, ever since 1914. 

 

Foreign Investors are reluctant to invest in a state in the middle of civil war.

 

A little advanced for a country with no tanks, France has several different companies compete with designs. They will be drawn up and presented in 1918.

However industry was hard pressed to keep up with the army, air force, and navy, let alone a tank force.

 

United States

 

Four Year Plan continues and Rust belt continue as planned.

 

Many from states in civil war or changing government begin to come to the U.S, in a second wave.

 

Work begins into actually manufacturing these air blimps.

 

Columbia takes the money and apology.

 

Work begins on ensuring bigger cities could maintain public services to her houses. It may be more costly then expected however.

 

The Sleeper Act is passed, though it may take time to fully implement.

 

Trade with asian markets begins.

 

It will take time to make proper ‘cruiser’ tanks, as the engineers are still struggling to make an efficient tank in general.

 

Agriculture reform may fall a little more behind, with funding already elsewhere. Progress slowly begins.

 

These CSZ zones begin building.

 

Many capitalist protested Tesla’s rise. They did not agree with him, and his name was slurred. However the company begins.

 

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Brazil

 

Many Spanish aren’t eager to move to Brazil. They are focused on securing or winning assets in Spain, and profiting off the war.

 

Though not gaining power this National Unity Party certainly caught everyone’s attention. To call any Brazilian a “war hero” from the Great War is a bit of a stretch. However they gain many of the less socialist Pan Latin parties. Seats remain roughly the same, with more moderates taken by both sides.

A growing movement but not exactly popular on a national level, these various movements begin to grow.

 

All Military and Economic developments continue.

 

Germany

 

Non lethal goods begin to flow into France.

 

Socialist campaigning for themselves and well funded continue doing just that. Feeling emboldened from France, and Germany’s support of her, they gained traction. Red flags flocked Berlin as parades were held. They even clashed with extremist Army regulars, stomping them for the Kaiser. The growing divide in Germany was becoming more clear as elections arrived. They would be announced at the start of the year. Tirpitz begins campaigning, quite popular.

 

Work continues on expanding the navy and Berlin rail line.

 

Work also begins into finding a counter to tanks. For now hope is penned on static positions along trench lines, and anti-tank infantry rifles.

 

Russia

 

The new city name is a popular one.

 

Work into an improved bomber continues. Russian bombers were now comparable to the modern French or German bombers.

 

Though not exactly popular a film academy is formed.

 

Romania graciously accepts the Russian offer of protection.

 

Greater Serbia

 

Serbians begin taking the arms they had once lent.

 

Work begins on refitting car tires, and building rail lines. A resurgent Serbian economy means progress is fast.

 

The Serbian army begins to reform yet again and become smaller, yet more modern and well led.

 

Retrofitted trucks or armored cars are the start of this project. The Serbians can makese theese armored trucks, but were limited to main roads.

 

The Balkans stand firm behind Romania.

 

Montenegro officially merges with Serbia.

 

The new Serbian state was almost double it’s original population.


 

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! La Federacion de Mēxihco !

 

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EL CANCIONERO

POPULARE

 

 

VOL XII                 CUIDAD DE MEXICO      1918 - Febuary 3rd

 

EL GABINETE DE ZAPATA ANUNCIA REGALÍAS SOBRE EL PETRÓLEO

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El presidente Zapata con el empresario petrolero local Hernán Torres.

 

After difficult talks with Washington, the Zapata cabinet announces a change in the Tax Code for Petroleum services within Mexico. Wells, Refineries, and Stations owned by Non-Domestic entities will be subject to a Royalties Tax of 15% of the Value of all Oil, as well as a Government Sales Tax on Foreign Oil of 9%. Domestic Oil entities, however, are granted intense tax-breaks, provided that the saved capital is audited yearly, and shown to be invested in further sources of production. Although most of the Oil Production in Mexico is limited to American ownership, there are a handful of locally owned Wells. Many of them are situated in the new Veracruz Economic Province, along the coastline of Mexico, making transportation and shipping overseas very affordable.

 

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Refinerías de petróleo de Yacatec® en la costa de Veracruz.

 

 

LA COMISION TOCHOTIN

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Los campos de marihuana de Sinaloa.

 

A plan eagerly awaited to be put into action has finally come to start - the Tochotin Commision. As part of the greater Audit of the Country, the Agricultural Report of 1917 declared that although drought, depopulation and social conditions were restricting the agricultural capability of the nation, several fields could be notably improved upon quickly and turned towards national benefit. The Tochotin commision was formed over the first three months of 1918, to inspect and tally the current Agrarian establishments of Mexico, as well as submit suggestions for improvement.

 

Most notably of the surveyed establishments were the Marijuana plantations along the Sinaloa coastline, producing a major surplus of the active product in proportion to that consumed. Sharing these findings with the Minister of Finance and the Department of Agriculture, it has been decided to try and boost the production and sale of Marijuana domestically and internationally, in the form of raw leaves, as well as incorporating the product into Cigars and Cigarettes. Boosted by Finances from the state, a new company has been formed that sells these particular strains - Cigarros de Tlapatli. Significant entrances to the market will be expected by the later months of 1918.

 

Another find of the Techotin Commision was the discovery of small Coca farms in the Yucatan peninsula. Although the desire for Cocaine products have diminished since the 1890s, the usage is still in vogue, and popular among elites, as well as for medicinal and military applications. Work is underway to approach the Yucatan farmers with contracts to expand their plantations, or provide agricultural supplies and seed for disenfranchised peasants to settle and grow new farms.

 

Lastly, plans are drawn up to support and feed the Coffee industry in Southern Mexico.

 

 

APOYO DE INMIGRACIÓN INVERSA POR GABINETE ZAPATA

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Inmigrantes mexicanos que regresan a México desde América.

 

As many vacancies were left in all sectors of the economy during the revolution and its subsequent aftermath, labour shortages have been common in Mexico. To remedy this, the Cabinet has announced a plan to repatriate Mexican-Americans to Mexico to fill these vacancies. The standard arrangement is to pay for both the transportation of the people and their belongings out of America and through Mexico, to provide them a Settlement payment, and to ensure employment upon immigration. As it is well known that many Mexican-Americans face racism and prejudice within the United States, posters and photographs of such bigoted actions and slogans are posted around the Mexican Embassy and published in Newspapers and Journals to raise awareness of the realities of America, and contrasting them with the opportunities in Mexico.

 

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GENERAL VILLA PARA ASUMIR EL MANDO DEL EJÉRCITO DEL NORTE

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Villa en vestido civil.

 

As part of a plan - and a compromise, General Villa has been appointed as the General of the Northern forces of Mexico, extending the regional limit of the Army’s control to six provinces - Baja, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Tamaulipas, and Durango. Army activity, though kept somewhat secret, is still very active to the casual observer - it is clear that Villa is doing something with his forces! As part of the compromise - General Alvaro Obregon is appointed as General of the Southern Forces of Mexico - a smaller force, but still quite relevant. His territorial administration accounts for Six provinces as well, Jalisco, Guerrero, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Chilapas, and the Yucatan. Alvaro’s forces are operating under much less secrecy than Villas, and have been instrumental in clearing away remnants of the Revolution’s destruction - repairing roads, bridges, houses, irrigation, ruins, and other remnants of war.

 

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General Álvaro en su sede de Veracruz.

 

 

OOC SUMMARY

https://docs.google.com/document/d/19WUL6OCZhsG77Vx6Xz5hpAowtZ49Z9nRiACBCH_HNKs/edit

Link for Nicer version.

 

Royalties and Taxes are imposed on Foreign Owned Oil Companies in Mexico, while Domestic companies are given tax breaks with the expectancy of self improvement, targeted towards AMERICA.

 

The Tochotin Agricultural Commision compiles an exhaustive report on the state of Mexican Agriculture as well as Cash crops. The Government responds by financially supporting the growth of the Marijuana, Coffee, and Coca industry.

 

The Marijuana and Cigar Entities are supported to deal with each other and create new lines of products.

 

To deal with labour shortages, a ploy is instituted by the Mexican Government to draw Mexican-Americans back into Mexico with promises of employment, an absence of racism, and financial support.

 

General Pancho Villa is appointed General of the Northern Territories, and engages in a flurry of secret activity across the provinces.

 

General Alvaro Obregon is appointed General of the Southern Territories and engages in intense military rebuilding efforts, both to formulate goodwill with the population of the South, and ensure that Establishment military figures are not alienated.

 

A Deal is arranged between MEXICO and THE AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN EMPIRE for arms, Mexico paying 4,136,000P (627,000US) plus a significant quantity of raw resources for Firearms and Ammunition.

 

Viva la Mexico !

 

Edited by Hanrahan

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