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Latin American forces off the Pacific coast of the United States (c. 2019); President Donald Trump, wealthiest and most disruptive President in US history empowered after Russia interferes in the 2016 election; Latin American–Eurasian carrier task force (2026); President John Kerry - most authoritarian presidency in US history (2025), nuclear bombing of Kashmir (2027); Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine (2014).
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World War III (WWIII, or WW3) also referred to as the Third World War or Frozen War I was an international conflict taking place in the Americas, Eurasia (specifically Eastern Europe and the Sino–Japanese orbit) and the Muslim world (isolated skirmishes also took place in Central Europe and Southeast Asia), lasting from June 2014 into late 2028, early 2029 – or roughly fourteen years (although related conflicts began as early as 1998-99). It involved over half of the world’s 194 countries – including all of the great powers – eventually consolidating into one of two major international military alliances: the NATO–Pakistani coalition, the Eurasian–Serbian CoSecTOr-spearheaded Axis of Resistance (which Spain, Italy and Japan are briefly party to at various times) and the neutral United Nations General Assembly and Security Council permanent member-states (Britain, US and China) that become involved only when attacked by Resistance Axis forces (Britain and the US emerge as their primary targets).
Although the two main factions remain steadfastly against one another, some infighting does unfold between the various sub-factions, the most notable of which being the Second American Civil War (2022–2024), which results in an unresolved stalemate between the United States and Russian-backed secessionists in California, New Jersey, Arizona and Texas (as well as throughout the continental U.S.). This instability on the American continent not seen since the Revolution and the Great Sioux War of the late 18th and 19th centuries respectively is one of the main conflicts of World War III, and also directly affects the infighting. North America and the U.S. at one point distance themselves from a NATO alliance seen as supporting an Argentine-backed ultranationalist Italy seen in the throes of an Iron Guard 2.0 scenario on steroids, the original Iron Guard originating in Romania during WWII as a Christian Fascist movement, blemishing their allies' image, and handing their enemies a propaganda victory on a platter. This is also a political metric to use against their respective opponents to 'prove' who was more opposed to ultranationalism, given the United States of America's own imperialistic reputation during the earlier and quieter phases of combat in World War III. The United States' past support for dictatorships is not only hypocritically seized upon by the relatively-isolationist Californian-led North American regime, but also the Atlantic State - both of which had tens of millions of supporters in the United States proper between the two of them, which puts pressure on the U.S. leadership to distance itself and isolate itself as much as possible from NATO and its more traditional allies (aside from Scotland, which side with the U.S. out of necessity due to an insurgency on its southern border and around London that unfolds around this time).
There is also a confrontation between Japan and South Korea, after the former invades South Korea out of retaliation for the killing of a top defense official, which was really the responsibility of North Korea. This leads to the immediate withdrawal of Canada and Australia from the TPP, and the North Korean Invasion of the South in 2022.
Aside from Moroccan-backed Spanish aggression in the Mediterranean, Europe doesn’t see much of this, remaining mostly united throughout the decades-long conflict, although the 2014 Russian military intervention in Ukraine would lead to a period of escalating instability in eastern Ukraine that would leave the region and the notoriously-violent Russian–Ukrainian "Unique" Relationship in a state virtually indistinguishable from the pre-Putin era.
With the advent of unmanned advanced combat technology (ranging from high-power intercontinental ballistic missiles or ICBM, nuclear weapons, biowarfare and Mechanized Autonomous Weapon Systems or MAWS), WWIII was significantly less involving than its predecessor. Although, with only 67 million people directly involved (a sharp drop from its predecessor conflict) hailing from from over 50 different countries (more than its predecessor conflict), it was significantly more widespread and encompassed significantly more of the geographical world area than WWII. Over 2 million from the U.S. and 16 million from China contributed to the war effort, constituting a third of the total ground forces in the war. NATO (excluding the Americas) contributes 9.4 million from 27 member-states, representing the largest bloc of nations in the war, and the Axis boasts 10.7 million, with Russia alone constituting two-thirds of the total active COSECTOR manpower, from 29 nations that voluntarily ‘secede’ from the UN. Another 10 million represent Jihadists, terror groups and other unaffiliated paramilitary, and roughly 22 million civilians directly participate as well.
All-in-all, an estimate 87,112,780 total people perish in the wake of the Third Global Confrontation – 39,163,200 of them being Chinese soldiers and paramilitary during the Siege of Shanghai and the War in South China against the Russian and Japanese forces. Of that; nearly 7,000,000 perish in the Rwandan genocide and subsequent Congo Wars, over 500,000 perish in the Russian “Directed Energy Munitions Orbiter,” “DEMO” Strikes on the Balearic and Northern Isles – 90% of them being civilians, an estimate 986,500 (again, mostly civilians) also perish in the 2027 JaF missile attacks on Jammu & Kashmir, and nearly 700,000 in the 2024-25 nuclear bombings of Kaliningrad, Chicago, and Colorado Springs combined – still less than the 3 million (1.1 million immediately, and another nearly 2 million in the aforementioned regions and across the Indian subcontinent in the atmospheric and geopolitical fallout and aftermath) that perish in the 2027 Indo–Pakistani Nuclear War (bombings of J-K and North Waziristan) that occurred in a time span of under 60 minutes. Three-point-five million (also mostly civilians) perish during the Russian–Belarusian Invasion of the EU, roughly 400,000 die during the Second Battle of Berlin (also known as the Berlin Blitz), and a grand total of roughly 1,762,700 perish from the bioterrorism outbreak.
In the end, more people die as a result of this war than the number of people that participate in it. When factoring in the civilian death-toll from the regimes of U.S. Presidents Kerry, Trump and Obama, as well as the several-million Chinese soldiers that perish during the Siege of Shanghai and Tibet – not to mention the millions that perished during the Congo Wars of the 1990's and under the reign of Fang in the 2020's – the cost of WW3 reaches 94 million dead on the high end, and with the median historical estimate – 87.1 million: World War 3 surpasses WW2’s 74 million figure to become the costliest war fought in human history by a wide margin.
Whereas WWII is widely regarded as the responsibility of Adolf Hitler and German expansionist militarism and internationalist eugenics, the cause of WWIII is primarily attributed to the United States, Atlantic State – and later “North American” – Governments as a whole (also due to Brexit's destabilization of Britain and Ireland), although during the conflict the countries of Belarus, Russia and Serbia are labeled and regarded as the “New Axis” ad-nausea by the US/NATO-run global power structure (with George W. Bush ironically declaring Iran, Iraq and North Korea as the "Axis of Evil"), with the U.S. under the illegitimate and illiberal corporate rule of multimillionaire former-Secretary of State John Kerry, and the UK being infiltrated by Kerry-ally Lord Pharaoh. Pharaoh and Kerry both are found to be cooperating with the Post-Putin Kremlin, and the Sino–American Fang, Trump, Clinton and Gates dynasties group to divide-up and conquer Eurasia, the Americas and Middle-East.
These elites were specifically employed by the Bush-Clinton Syndicate and the Salazar–De Luca Syndicate, to launch World War 3 (predicated by the flawed narrative and scapegoat of a Russian-Latin American Axis being the new threat to humanity) all in a massive conspiracy to distract the American and World public from one crucial truth. The fact that the United States – the sole superpower and most powerful nation in history – was hijacked by the superstates of North America, Russia and the Atlantic State (A.S.) in a blatant coup to silence a revolution, suppress a movement, and empower neoconservative theocrats bent on fulfilling the Book of Revelations and plunging humanity into ordered chaos and engineered apocalypse.
- See: Yugoslav Wars, Cold War, Gulf War, Collapse of the USSR, 1998 U.S. embassy bombings, Osama bin Laden, NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, UNSCR1160, UNSCR1203, UNSCR1207, First and Second Congo Wars
An exact historiography of the Third World War and the centuries-long global and interplanetary "Frozen War" it resulted in has yet to be established, but by the late 2100's large swathes of professional historians and the general populace of human and transhuman civilization had come to a general consensus that World War III did occur in the first three decades of the 2000s at the turn of the millennium.
Regarding the official commencement of hostilities, the largest involvement of armed forces in a foreign country mark the deployment of hundreds of thousands of U.S. forces beginning the War in Iraq and the 50,000-strong Coalition against Saudi-backed ISIS - numbering as many as 200,000 jihadists by State Dept. estimates at its height. Still, other sources put the start of the conflict in the summer of 1998 at the beginning of the West's War on Serbia, with the deadliest combat in Europe since WWII, involving widespread multinational intervention by NATO in addition to the NATO Invasion of Afghanistan three years later. Not long after the NATO Invasion of Yugoslavia occurs are the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in East Africa - which serve to put the infamous Osama bin Laden on the most-wanted list - and the subsequent Second Congo War, which involves 9 African countries and tens of thousands of mobilized forces on each side, vying for control over the vacuum created by U.S. and European imperialism, and resulting in the costliest war since WWII, in which millions of lives were lost by 2008. But others chart as far back as when the Bosnian War began alongside the ongoing Croatian War for Independence in the early years of the Yugoslav Wars, which is also the same year that marked the first intervention of the United Nations in foreign conflicts under the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations - including the aforementioned Wars in Yugoslavia. Another common historiography puts the beginning of the conflict on 7 October 2001 with the U.S. Invasion of Afghanistan and on the eve of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
No matter where one observes the conflict from, a great majority agree the major hostilities had come to an end by the Winter of 2029-'30. After the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections, the U.S. had fallen from grace in virtually every way aside from raw military prowess with regard to its unipolar world order. Although the U.S. remained the sole superpower for now, the instability on the North American continent results in the rise of several successor states, mirroring the fall of the USSR, leaving the U.S. weakened - much like its Russian counterpart - and the status of California contested between it and an emerging Latin-backed North American successor state.
The Rwandan genocide directly resulted in the costliest wars since WWII, which ran concurrent to the aforementioned Yugoslav Wars which themselves involved genocide and war crimes, as well as the attacks on 9/11 and many of its own consequences. And a little over a decade later, by 2014, the intercontinental military alliance of Russia, Belarus, Serbia and much of South America had supplanted terrorism as a threat to many European and Western nations. The United Nations had begun to lose its way, NATO had become fragmented between the pro-US and pro-Europe, and the U.S. eventually collapsed under the weight of its own hypocrisy by the mid-2030s.
The Cold War split the temporary wartime alliance against Nazi Germany (1933-1945), leaving the Soviet Union (1922-1991) and the United States (1776-2039) as two superpowers with profound economic and political differences. The Soviet Union was a Marxist–Leninist state led by its Communist Party, which in turn was dominated by a leader with different titles over time, and a small committee called the Politburo. The Party controlled the state, the press, the military, the economy and many organizations throughout the Second World, including the Warsaw Pact and other satellites, and funded communist parties around the world, sometimes in competition with communist China, particularly following the Sino-Soviet split of the 1960s. In opposition stood the capitalist West, led by the United States, a federal republic with a two-party presidential system. The First World nations of the Western Bloc were generally liberal democratic with a free press and independent organizations, but were economically and politically entwined with a network of banana republics and other authoritarian regimes throughout the Third World, most of which were the Western Bloc's former colonies. Some major Cold War frontlines such as Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Congo were still Western colonies in 1947.
Prior to the Cold War and even the World Wars, the predecessor to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and North Ireland held sway over a majority of the political world for centuries. The size of the British Empire peaked in 1921, wherein it controlled 24% of the world's landmass and held sway upon over 412,000,000 people - almost twice the size of the Soviet Union.
By the start of the 20th century, Germany and the United States had begun to challenge Britain's economic lead. Subsequent military and economic tensions between Britain and Germany were major causes of the First World War, during which Britain relied heavily upon its empire. The conflict placed enormous strain on the military, financial and manpower resources of Britain. Although the British Empire achieved its largest territorial extent immediately after World War I, Britain was no longer the world's pre-eminent industrial or military power. In the Second World War, Britain's colonies in East and Southeast Asia were occupied by Japan. Despite the final victory of Britain and its allies, the damage to British prestige helped to accelerate the decline of the empire. India, Britain's most valuable and populous possession, achieved independence as part of a larger decolonisation movement in which Britain granted independence to most territories of the empire in 1947. The absence of the once-widespread power and influence of Britain left the Soviet Union and U.S. separated by a yawning power-vacuum which would lead to the Cold War.
On the nuclear weapons front, the United States and the USSR pursued nuclear rearmament and developed long-range weapons with which they could strike the territory of the other. In August 1957, the Soviets successfully launched the world's first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), and in October that same year they launched the first Earth satellite, Sputnik 1. The launch of Sputnik inaugurated the Space Race. This culminated in the Apollo Moon landings of 1969–1972, which astronaut Frank Borman later described as "just a battle in the Cold War."
Operation Condor was arguably the final large-scale proxy military operation undertaken by the superpowers of the Cold War. Implemented in 1975, the United States documentation shows that the United States provided key organizational, financial and technical assistance to the operation into the 1980s.
In declassified material, the CIA reports in July of 1976 of a "Third World War and South America," documenting the long-term dangers of a right-wing bloc and considering the cohesiveness of the six nations of the Southern Cone of South America: Bolivia, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. They argued that these regimes felt embattled by international Marxism and its terrorist components on one side, and the hostility of uncomprehending industrial democracies misled by the terrorist propaganda. Also recommended by the Intelligence Community was that U.S. policy towards Operation Condor should emphasize the differences between these countries at every opportunity, to depoliticize humans rights, to oppose rhetorical exaggerations of the "Third-World-War" type, and bring the potential bloc members back into the U.S. cognitive universe via systematic exchanges.
The report notes, "the formation of special teams from member countries who are to carry out operations to include assassinations against terrorist or supporters of terrorist organizations." The report also highlighted the fact that these special teams were intelligence service agents rather than military personnel, however these teams did operate in structures reminiscent of U.S. special forces teams. Lastly, the report mentioned awareness of Operation Condor's plans to conduct possible operations in France and Portugal - a matter that would be prove to be extremely controversial later in Condor's history.
The United States government provided technical support and supplied military aid to the participants during the Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan administrations (1964-1989). As arms flowed to the contras, Savimbi's UNITA and the mujahideen, the Reagan Doctrine's advocates argued that the doctrine was yielding constructive results for U.S. interests and global democracy.
In Nicaragua, pressure from the Contras led the Sandinstas to end the State of Emergency, and they subsequently lost the 1990 elections. In Afghanistan, the mujahideen bled the Soviet Union's military and paved the way for Soviet military defeat. In Angola, Savimbi's resistance ultimately led to a decision by the Soviet Union and Cuba to bring their troops and military advisors home from Angola as part of a negotiated settlement.
All of these developments were Reagan Doctrine victories, the doctrine's advocates argue, laying the ground for the ultimate dissolution of the Soviet Union.
The Reagan Doctrine continued into the administration of Reagan's successor, George H. W. Bush, who won the U.S. presidency in November 1988. Bush's Presidency featured the final years of the Cold War and the Gulf War, but the Reagan Doctrine soon faded from U.S. policy as the Cold War ended. Bush also noted a presumed peace dividend to the end of the Cold War with economic benefits of a decrease in defense spending. However, following the presidency of Bill Clinton, a change in United States foreign policy was introduced with the presidency of his son George W. Bush and the new Bush Doctrine, who increased military spending in response to the World Trade Center attacks on 11 September, 2001, one of the most influential losses of a nation during the Frozen War and World War 3.
In U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower's farewell address to the nation, the so-called military-industrial complex he had warned about had become very real by the end of the Cold War.
As early as the 1990s the U.S. had been smuggling weapons to Mexican drug cartels under the auspices of ATF and the DHS. Particularly during the period between 2006 and 2011, when the U.S. agents allowed thousands of guns to "walk" into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. Under the Mérida Initiative, U.S. law enforcement and intelligence had contributed to the conditions that have allowed secretive transnational organized crime and cartels to buy off the Mexican police, and empower the Mexican military to a position above the Mexican government itself in many ways. From this point forward, drug cartels ran Mexico. Secessionist uprisings became commonplace, beginning with the 1994 Zapatista uprising and its aftermath - which involved an acceleration of militarism by Mexican authorities. Following on the heels of the 1994 uprising, the U.S. accelerated involvement with the Mexican military under the label of "Drug Training," which was truly about counterinsurgency. This focus on insurgencies enabled and accelerated the cartels' control over regional politics and law enforcement, and allowed arms-dealer politics to rule over regional politics and law enforcement in the U.S. and both developments would fuel the autonomous and secessionist fronts in both countries, which would inevitably lead to the formation of the Union State of North America.
Post-Soviet Conflicts (1991–1996)
War in Transnistria
Beginning in March of 1992, Moldovan forces two attempts to cross into pro-Russian Transnistria eventually escalate when Moldovan independence is recognized by UN membership. The fighting lasts until July 21 of that same year and involves fighting at three major locations along the Dniester River.
Outside involvement on the side of Moldova involves Romanian volunteers, and on the pro-Trasnistria side various elements of the Russian Army, Ukraine and the CIS. After the Russian annexation of Crimea decades later, renewed concern regarding Transnistria was brought forth by the U.S. commander of NATO who warned that Russian troops were poised to 'run' into Moldova.
United Nations involvement in Yugoslavia
Up until the mid-1980s, Yugoslavia was one of the wealthiest and most powerful countries on Earth. With a standing manpower of nearly a million, nearly 3000 tanks and AFV (the fifth largest in Europe), over 2000 self-propelled and towed artillery, nearly 1000 rocket projectors and the sixth largest air force with over 1200 aircraft the Yugoslav People's Army was easily one of the top 20 most powerful military powers on the planet. In addition, Yugoslavia was also economically strong. Yugoslavia had the greatest per capita GDP of all the Communist nations, and the third largest Communist economy behind China and Russia, and for a brief period on par with North Korea and Vietnam before pulling forward.
By 1992 however, Federal Yugoslavia had shrunk, most of its equipment was outdated, and its army untrained conscripts. Yet amid the fervent independence movements in Bosnia and Croatia, a determined and utterly brutal Serbian ultranationalist push across the former Yugoslav republics had emerged.
The initial mandate of UNPROFOR was to ensure conditions for peace talks, and security in three demilitarized "safe-haven" enclaves designated as United Nations Protected Areas (UNPAs) located in various regions before the Republic of Croatia was admitted into the United Nations (UN) as a member but were controlled by the self-styled Republic of Serbian Krajina.
On 6 July 1993, new tensions arose following the Croatian government's decision to re-open the strategic Maslenica bridge on 18 July – Croatia was cut in half while the bridge was in Serb hands. The UNPROFOR forces mandated to monitor the withdrawal of Croatian forces from the area had been unable to deploy, due to the refusal of access by Croat authorities. The Serbs shelled the bridge which was partially destroyed on 2 August. On 12 August, negotiations for a cease-fire began in Geneva, but were unsuccessful. Eventually, Croat forces retreated to their positions of before the incursion.
From March 1993, Serb para-military units killed a great number of civilians, destroyed habitations, prevented the UNHCR from delivering humanitarian aid, and forced thousands of Bosniak refugees to flee to the town of Srebrenica. 30 or 40 persons were dying daily from military action, starvation, exposure to cold or lack of medical treatment. Resolution 819 attempted to address this issue by declaring Srebrenica a "Safe Area". Resolution 836 authorized UNPROFOR "acting in self-defense, to take the necessary measures, including the use of force, in reply to bombardments against the safe areas by any of the parties or to armed incursion into them or in the event of any deliberate obstruction in or around those areas the freedom of movement of UNPROFOR or of protected humanitarian convoys" . To implement the deterrence, around 7600 reinforcements were sent and air support was organised in coordination with NATO.
In May 1993, intense fighting broke out in Central Bosnia between Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats. Croat para-military forces,committed exactions against Serbs and Bosniaks. The massacre in the village of Ahmići, on 16 April 1993, is an example of the savagery of the terror. Tihomir Blaškić was the officer of the Croat HVO army formation who was tried and convicted at the ICTY over his responsibility for this massacre. Blaškić served almost nine years in prison before the appeals panel acquitted him of most of the charges in July 2004, as the defence proved that he did not command all the HVO units in the area or any paramilitary units.
On 24 September, the Security Council was informed by the Croatian Government that if the mandate of UNPROFOR was not amended to promote energetic implementation of the relevant resolutions of the Security Council, Croatia would be forced to request UNPROFOR to leave the country not later than 30 November 1993. Subsequent redefinition of the mandate occurred.
At the end of the year, the warring parties attempted to come to a cease-fire. The truce was implemented between Croat and Serb forces, but fighting went on in Bosnia between Bosniaks and Croats, and the humanitarian situations continued to deteriorate. Notably, Sarajevo continued to be bombarded by Bosnian Serb forces. It was also reported that units of the regular Croat army were supporting Bosnian Croat forces with heavy equipment and men, removing their insignias. This led to further protests from the UN. Use of force began to be discussed at a NATO summit held in Brussels on 10 and 11 January 1994. The Bosnian Serbs, following talks with high-ranking officials of the Russian Federation in Moscow, agreed to open the Tuzla airport for humanitarian purposes. At the same time, the relieving of UN troops in Srebrenica was allowed and the Canadian contingent was replaced by a Dutch contingent.
On 23 September 1994, in retaliation to the Bosnian Serb obstruction to the Peace Plan, the Security Council, by its Resolution 942, severed all commercial and monetary links to the Bosnian Serb entity. Notably, this cut the flow of fuel to the Bosnian Serbs, a hard strategic blow.
Due to the extreme position taken by the Bosnian Serb government, the Yugoslav Federation (Serbia and Montenegro) itself had to take a strong stance against the Bosnian Serb entity. This led to the quasi-complete diplomatic isolation of the Bosnian Serb entity.
In August 1994, the situation deteriorated again, particularly due to sniper activity, and despite the anti-sniper agreements. In Sarajevo, the bloody "Sniper Alley" became famous and infamous. Deliberate attacks against UNPROFOR personnel or aircraft became frequent.
In October, the Bosnian Muslim forces, trapped in the Bihać pocket, attacked the Bosnian Serb forces in an attempt to end the siege of the city. The attack and the ensuing counter-attack by the Bosnian Serbs induced terror in the local population and another massive exodus of refugees. In deliberate contradiction with the "Safe Area" status of Bihać and the "No-flight" zones, Bosnian Serb airplanes made repeated attacks in the Bihać area, using cluster bombs and napalm.
In reaction to this threat, on 21 November, NATO airplanes destroyed the Udbina airstrip, located in the UNPA Sector South in Croatia. The following days, NATO airplanes again had to intervene, against Bosnian Serb anti-air missiles sites which had opened fire upon British jets, and against artillery sites which shelled Bihać. Instead of lowering their profile, the Bosnian Serbs retaliated by taking UN personnel hostage and restraining humanitarian aid transit.
On the diplomatic scene, all efforts to come to a cease-fire turned out to be to no avail, here again mostly because of Bosnian Serb obstruction—Dr. Karadžić declined the invitation of the UN Secretary-General.
On 26 May 1995 following NATO air raids on Pale as the Bosnian Serbs defied another UN ultimatum on heavy weapons, around 400 Blue Helmets were taken hostage, brought to strategic points as human shields, and shown in chains on Serbian TV.
On 27 May 1995, General Mladić along with General Nuhić launched an assault against the UN observation point of the Vrbanja bridge. At 5 in the morning, the French captain commanding the position lost contact with the 12 men and went to investigate. A Serb dressed with a blue helmet and French body armour and uniform attempted to take him hostage, but was deterred by the escort, and the officer managed to escape. In the following hours, after intense shelling by ERC 90 Sagaie armoured vehicles, a platoon of 30 French peacekeepers led by then Captain François Lecointre subsequently re-captured the bridge with the support of 70 French infantrymen and direct fire from armoured vehicles, in an action which saw the first French Army bayonet charge since the Korean War. During the French assault, elements of the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ARBiH) opened fire on the VRS-held observation posts, wounding one French hostage.
Two French soldiers were killed during the battle, 10 were wounded, and one died of wounds later that day. VRS casualties were four killed, three wounded and four captured. Following the battle, VRS forces were observed to be less likely to engage French UN peacekeepers deployed in the city. In 2017, Lecointre, now a general, was appointed French Chief of the Defence Staff.
At 12 o'clock, the Bosnian Serb radio broadcast that General Mladić had ordered to
|“|| deploy the captured members of UNPROFOR, and the other foreign citizens who had acted as enemies of the Serbian people, at command posts, depots and other important facilities.
The United Nations in this particular situation have decided to hire a murderer, it is called the NATO alliance. It is a hired killer. If NATO wishes to continue with its air strikes then it will have to kill the UN troops here on the ground, because we have positioned UN troops and observers around potential targets that NATO might decide to go for. The international community therefore will have to pay a very heavy price. And it will not stop at that. The Serbs are determined to make a point to the whole world.
– Jovan Zametica, Karadžić's spokesman
On the 30 May, Ratko Mladić phoned Rupert Smith and agreed not to put hostage Blue Helmets in chains, but to merely "bring" them on strategic sites. He also demanded "excuses" for the death of the four Serbian soldiers killed by the French at Vrbanja bridge, threatening to "be unable to guarantee the safety" of the UN forces in Goražde.
Although NATO had been bombing Serb positions in Bosnia for several months now, the first full intervention occurred in late 1995 under Operation Deliberate Force, primarily in response to the Srebrenica massacre of over 8,000 Bosniaks by Serbian forces, after 11 July, when NATO aircraft attacked targets in the Srebrenica area of Bosnia-Herzegovina as identified by and under the control of the United Nations. The Dutch Peacekeepers had failed due to NATO's incessant and unmitigated aggression, time and time again deliberately putting UN personnel in harm's way.
The Karachi affair (French: affaire Karachi; Urdu: آگسٹا آبدوز اسکینڈل), otherwise known as the Agosta Submarine scandal, was a major military scandal that took place in the second term of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, involving the presidencies of François Mitterrand and Jacques Chirac in 1992–97.
The scandal involved the payment of massive commissions and kickbacks between France and Pakistan over the negotiations to acquire Agosta 90B-class submarines. The submarines utilised the emerging Air-independent propulsion propriety designs, which Pakistan was eager to acquire over the nuclear submarines.
Since its exposure in the news media of both France and Pakistan, the scandal has been involved in various investigative journalism and attracted sensations and conspiracy theories in both countries, including this scandal's allegement of financing the political campaign of then-Prime Minister Edouard Balladur in the presidential elections took place in 1995. Upon electing President Jacques Chirac cancelled the commissions and kickbacks, angering many officials in Pakistan and France according to the media reports. Other theories and subsequent investigative journalist reports alleged that the bus bombing on 8 May 2002 in Karachi that killed eleven French engineers in Karachi was in retaliation for the cancellation of these commissions.
Rwandan genocide and Congo Wars
The Rwandan genocide took place in the context of the Rwandan Civil War, a conflict beginning in 1990 between the Hutu-led government and the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF). The latter was made up largely of Tutsi refugees whose families had fled to Uganda after the 1959 Hutu revolt against colonial rule. Waves of Hutu violence against the RPF and Tutsi followed Rwandan independence in 1962. International pressure on the Hutu government of Juvénal Habyarimana resulted in a ceasefire in the civil war in 1993, with a road-map to implement the Arusha Accords. This was intended to create a power-sharing government with the RPF. Numerous conservative Hutu, including members of the Akazu, opposed the Accords, believing they were a concession to enemy demands.
The RPF military campaign had resulted in some intensified support for the so-called "Hutu Power" ideology, which portrayed the RPF as an alien force. In radio programs and other news, the Tutsis were portrayed as non-Christian, intent on reinstating the Tutsi monarchy and enslaving the Hutus. Many Hutu reacted to this prospect with extreme opposition. In the lead-up to the genocide, the number of machetes imported into Rwanda increased.
On 6 April 1994, an aeroplane carrying Habyarimana and Burundian President Cyprien Ntaryamira was shot down on its descent into Kigali. At the time, the plane was in the airspace above Habyarimana's house. The assassination of Habyarimana ended the peace accords.
Genocidal killings began the following day. Soldiers, police, and militia quickly executed key Tutsi and moderate Hutu military and political leaders who could have assumed control in the ensuing power vacuum. Checkpoints and barricades were erected to screen all holders of the national ID card of Rwanda (it contained ethnic classifications; the Belgian colonial government had introduced use of these classifications and IDs in 1933). This enabled government forces to systematically identify and kill Tutsi.
They also recruited and pressured Hutu civilians to arm themselves with machetes, clubs, blunt objects, and other weapons and encouraged them to rape, maim, and kill their Tutsi neighbors and to destroy or steal their property. The RPF restarted its offensive soon after Habyarimana's assassination. It rapidly seized control of the northern part of the country and captured Kigali about 100 days later in mid-July, bringing an end to the genocide. During these events and in the aftermath, the United Nations (UN) and countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Belgium were criticized for their inaction and failure to strengthen the force and mandate of the UN Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR) peacekeepers. In December 2017, media reported revelations that the government of France had allegedly supported the Hutu government after the genocide had begun.
In October 1990 the Rwandan Civil War began when the Rwandan Patriotic Front rebel group invaded across Uganda's southern border into northern Rwanda. The RPF was composed of over 4000 soldiers, most the sons of Tutsi refugees who had fled ethnic purges in Rwanda between 1959 and 1963. It portrayed itself as a democratic, multi-ethnic movement and demanded an end to ethnic discrimination, to economic looting of the country by government elites and a stop to the security situation that continued to generate refugees. It was supported by the Ugandan government of Yoweri Museveni, who had come to power in the Ugandan Bush War with significant support from the Rwandan refugees in the country. However, the Rwandan Armed Forces (FAR) was saved by reinforcements from France and Zaire, who backed the government of Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana, who had been in power since 1973.
The French intervention of two parachute companies, explained as an attempt to protect its own nationals, actually blocked the February 1993 RPF advance on the capital Kigali. In contrast, the government of Belgium, the former colonial power, cut all support to the Habyarimana regime, which viewed the action as abandonment. Thwarted by the French, the RPF suffered a humiliating retreat back into the Virunga Mountains along the border. After the demoralizing death of Major-General Fred Rwigyema, the collapse of the RPF was prevented through the leadership of Paul Kagame.
The RPF thus managed to retain control of a sliver of land in the north, from which it continued to launch raids. Comparing the RPF and FAR as he saw them in 1993, Canadian Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire noted that the rebels "had won all recent contests because of their superior leadership, training, experience, frugality, mobility. Discipline and morale."
After Kagame and the RPF's victory in the Rwandan Civil War, the new regime would play a major and influential role in the war in neighboring Congo, backed by the United States and Uganda. Prominent members of the RPF had fought alongside Yoweri Museveni in the Ugandan Bush War that brought him to power, and Museveni allowed the RPF to use Uganda as a base during the 1990 offensive into Rwanda and subsequent civil war. Given their historical ties, the Rwandan and Ugandan governments were closely allied and Museveni worked closely with Kagame throughout the First Congo War. Ugandan soldiers were present in Zaire throughout the conflict and Museveni likely helped Kagame plan and direct the AFDL. French and Belgian intelligence agencies noted that 15,000 Ugandan-trained Tutsi fought for the AFDL. With active support from Rwanda, Uganda, and Eritrea, Kabila's AFDL was able to capture 800 x 100 km[clarification needed] of territory along the border with Rwanda, Uganda, and Burundi by 25 December 1996. This occupation temporarily satisfied the rebels, because it gave them power in the east and allowed them to defend themselves against the former génocidaires. Likewise, the external actors had successfully crippled the ability of the same génocidaires to use Zaire as a base for attacks. There was a pause in the rebel advance following the acquisition of this buffer territory that lasted until Angola entered the war in February 1997.
There are two explanations for the restart of the rebel advance in 1997. The first, and most probable, is that Angola had joined the anti-Mobutu coalition, giving it numbers and strength far superior to the FAZ, and demanding that Mobutu be removed from power. Kagame presents another, possibly secondary, reason for the march on Kinshasa: that the employment of Serbian mercenaries in the battle for Walikale proved that "Mobutu intended to wage real war against Rwanda." According to this logic, Rwanda's initial concerns had been to manage the security threat in eastern Zaire but it was now forced to dispose of the hostile government in Kinshasa.
Whatever the case, once the advance resumed in 1997, there was virtually no meaningful resistance from what was left of Mobutu's army. Kabila's forces were only held back by the dreadful state of Zaire's infrastructure. In some areas, no real roads existed; the only means of transport were infrequently used dirt paths. The AFDL committed grave human rights violations, such as the carnage at a refugee camp of Hutus at Tingi-Tingi near Kisangani, where tens of thousands of refugees were massacred.
In what was largely regarded as a proxy war between the United States and Serbian-Russian (French-Hutu) interests, the First Congo War would leave the African region in chaos and result in the conditions leading to yet more war on the continent.
The Second Congo War (also known as the Great War of Africa or the Great African War, and sometimes referred to as the African World War) began in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in August 1998, little more than a year after the First Congo War, and involved some of the same issues. The war officially ended in July 2003, when the Transitional Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo took power. Although a peace agreement was signed in 2002, violence has continued in many regions of the country, especially in the east. Hostilities have continued since the ongoing Lord's Resistance Army insurgency, and the Kivu and Ituri conflicts.
Ultimately, nine African countries and around twenty-five armed groups became involved in the war. By 2008, the war and its aftermath had caused 5.4 million deaths, principally through disease and starvation, making the Second Congo War the deadliest conflict worldwide since World War II.
NATO Invasion of Yugoslavia
Early involvement and monitoring
NATO's first involvement in both the Bosnian War and the Yugoslav wars in general came in February 1992, when the alliance issued a statement urging all the belligerents in the conflict to allow the deployment of United Nations peacekeepers. While primarily symbolic, this statement paved the way for later NATO actions.
On July 10, 1992, NATO foreign ministers agreed, at a meeting in Helsinki, to assist the United Nations in monitoring compliance with sanctions established under United Nations Security Council resolutions 713 (1991) and 757 (1992). This led to the commencement of Operation Maritime Monitor off the coast of Montenegro, which was coordinated with the Western European Union Operation Sharp Guard in the Strait of Otranto on July 16. On October 9, 1992, the Security Council passed Resolution 781, establishing a no-fly zone over Bosnia-Herzegovina. In response, on October 16, NATO expanded its mission in the area to include Operation Sky Monitor, which monitored Bosnian airspace for flights from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
Enforcing compliance, 1992-1993
On November 16, 1992, the Security Council issued Resolution 787, which called upon member states to "halt all inward and outbound maritime shipping in order to inspect and verify their cargos" to ensure compliance with sanctions. In response to this resolution, NATO deactivated Maritime Monitor on November 22, and replaced it with Operation Maritime Guard, under which NATO forces were authorized to stop ships and inspect their cargos. Unlike Sky Monitor and Maritime Monitor, this was a true enforcement mission, not just a monitoring one.
NATO's air mission also switched from monitoring to enforcement. The Security Council issued Resolution 816, which authorized states to use measures "to ensure compliance" with the no-fly zone over Bosnia. In response, on April 12, 1993, NATO initiated Operation Deny Flight which was tasked with enforcing the no-fly zone, using fighter aircraft based in the region.
Throughout 1993, the role of NATO forces in Bosnia gradually grew. On June 10, 1993, NATO and the UN agreed that aircraft acting under Deny Flight would provide close air support to UNPROFOR at the request of the UN. On June 15, NATO integrated Operation Maritime Guard and Western European Union naval activities in the region into Operation Sharp Guard, and expanded its role to include greater enforcement powers.
Largely as a result of the bombing under Operation Deliberate Force and changes in the battlefield situation, the belligerents in the Bosnian War met in Dayton, Ohio in November 1995, and signed the Dayton Accords, a peace treaty. As part of the accords, NATO agreed to provide 60,000 peacekeepers for the region, as part of the Implementation Force (IFOR). In December 1995, under Operation Joint Endeavor, NATO deployed these forces. These forces remained deployed until December 1996, when those remaining in the region were transferred to the Stabilization Force (SFOR). SFOR peacekeepers remained in Bosnia until 2004.
Excluding Operation Deny Flight, Deliberate Force and IFOR, the active NATO member-states in the conflict were; Canada, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Turkey, the UK and the US, although Greece would heavily protest the 1999 bombing of Yugoslavia along with many others.
May 7 - A few months after the commencement of the NATO bombing campaign against Yugoslavia the United States bombed the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, killing 3 and injuring dozens more. It is unclear if other NATO leaders approved the strike. A report by the French Ministry of Defense after the war stated that "part of the military operations were conducted by the United States outside the strict framework of NATO" and that a dual-track command structure existed. NATO had no authority over the B-2 stealth bombers that carried out the strike.
June 11 - The Kosovo War that began in March of 1998 concludes with the Kumanovo Treaty being signed. Yugoslav forces pull out of Kosovo, which had asserted its independence in 1997. The NATO Intervention – Operation Allied Force – is debated and seen as controversial by several international organizations, such as the UN and Amnesty International. Despite NATO and America's claims of legitimacy for the bombing, the United Nations Security Council never backed NATO's decision to undertake these actions. It is the first widespread warfare seen in Europe since the Warsaw Pact Invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968.
June 12 - Early on 11 June 1999, a column of about 30 Russian armoured vehicles carrying 250 Russian troops, who were part of the international peacekeeping force in Bosnia, moved into Serbia. At 10:30 a.m. this was confirmed by SHAPE and by pictures from CNN which showed that the Russians had hastily painted "KFOR" in white letters on their vehicles where they had previously been "SFOR". It was assumed that the column was heading for Pristina and Pristina International Airport ahead of the arrival of NATO troops.
Upon hearing of the deployment, American NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Wesley Clark called NATO Secretary-General Javier Solana, and was told "you have transfer of authority" in the area. Clark then provisionally ordered a contingent of British and French paratroopers to be flown in by helicopter to seize the airport by force. Staff officers had grave concerns that helicopters might be fired on by Serb forces and that invasion of Kosovo before the agreed time might cause the Serbs to pull out of the agreement. If the airborne force got into trouble it would have been very difficult to reach them overland through the mountainous country where bridges and tunnels were known to be prepared for demolition. As this operation would have been outside the newly signed agreement for NATO forces to move into Kosovo the following day national governments had the right to withdraw their own forces and the French government pulled their battalion out. British paras sat by Chinook helicopters in a hot cornfield for most of the afternoon before standing down to prepare for the following day's move into Kosovo.
At 5:00 a.m. on 12 June, the British 5th Airborne Brigade began flying into Kosovo from Skopje to secure the ten mile long Kačanik Gorge for the 4th Armoured Brigade to pass through to Pristina. From there, the lead reconnaissance troop in the race to Pristina was commanded by British officer Captain James Blunt. The first NATO troops to enter Pristina on 12 June 1999 were Norwegian special forces from FSK Forsvarets Spesialkommando and soldiers from the British Special Air Service's 22 SAS, although to NATO's diplomatic embarrassment Russian troops arrived first at the airport. The Norwegian soldiers from FSK Forsvarets Spesialkommando were the first to come in contact with the Russian troops at the airport and to report the developments back to Mike Jackson. Jackson flew by helicopter to Pristina in the evening to hold a press conference, then went to meet two star general Victor Zavarzin who commanded the small Russian force. Sheltering from heavy rain in the wrecked airport terminal Jackson shared a flask of whisky with him, leading to a warming of relations. That evening Clark still seemed obsessed with the possibility of more Russian troops being flown in even though NATO controlled the airspace. Russia had placed several airbases on standby, and prepared battalions of paratroopers to depart for Pristina on Il-76 military transport planes. Fearing that Russian aircraft were heading for the airport, General Clark planned to order helicopters to block the runway, and requested helicopter support from Admiral James O. Ellis. Jackson's staff contacted the US brigade and were told that the Americans were using their right to opt out of the operation. Two hours later they called to say that the operation was back on again. However, poor weather conditions rendered this impossible at that time.
The following morning, Sunday 13 June, Clark arrived at Jackson's HQ in Skopje. It was pointed out to him that the Russians were isolated and could not be reinforced by air and that Russian support had been a vital part of getting a peace agreement. Antagonising them would only be counterproductive. Clark refused to accept this and continued to order the runway blocked, claiming to be supported by the UN Secretary General. Jackson refused to enforce Clark's orders, reportedly telling him "I'm not going to start the Third World War for you." When again directly ordered to block the runway Jackson suggested that British tanks and armoured cars would be more suitable, in the knowledge that this would almost certainly be vetoed by the British government. Clark agreed. Jackson was ready to resign rather than follow Clark's order. The British Ministry of Defence authorised British force commander Richard Dannatt to use 4 Armoured Brigade to isolate the airfield but not to block the runways. James Blunt has been quoted as saying he would rather have faced a court martial than use force against the Russians. Clark's orders were not carried out, and the United States instead placed political pressure on neighbouring states to not allow Russians to use their airspace to ferry in the reinforcements. Russia was forced to call off the reinforcements after Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania refused requests by Russia to use their airspace.
Negotiations were conducted throughout the stand-off, during which Russia insisted that its troops would only be answerable to Russian commanders, and that it retain an exclusive zone for its own peacekeepers. NATO refused these concessions, predicting that it would lead to the partition of Kosovo into an Albanian south and a Serbian north. Both sides eventually agreed that Russian peacekeepers would deploy throughout Kosovo, but independently of NATO.
Macedonia Crisis & Serbian ultra-nationalism
Beginning in 2005, international human rights organizations began to report extensive repression of the Macedonian public by state officials. The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia began sowing inter-ethnic unrest, in which both sides engage in human rights atrocities over the next several years. This crisis eventually results in Yugoslav Republic inter-ethnic violence in 2012, the 2017 elevation of Albanian ethno-nationalism in the national assembly, and the culmination of a CSTO-backed international invasion of Serbia alongside a Croatian Civil War in 2026. This of course, would follow a short and violent war with neighboring Croatia, after stoking unrest in the Balkans and Ukraine.
Around the same time this destabilization was beginning to occur in Albania and Macedonia, neighboring Serbia was beginning a deep intensification of relations with Russia as published in a November 2019 Pentagon report. A year later, Serbia attained observer status in the CoSecTOr. From 2014 to 2020, Serbia hosted several military exercises with Belarus and Russia, acquiring six MiG-29 aircrafts (A, S and UB models), 30 T-72 tanks and 30 BRDM-2 armoured reconnaissance vehicles and visibly displaying friendly ties punctuated by Slavic Shield 2019 exercises in Astrakhan, Russia, in the final months of the 2010's. In addition to deteriorating relations between the North Macedonian–Serbian "Balkan Axis" and Albanians that began as early as 2017, tensions also accelerate with Bosnia, Croatia (which result in the aforementioned war), Montenegro and throughout former-Yugoslavia into the 2020's.
After the 2024-25 Serbian annexation of Macedonia and parts of Albania, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbian Bosnia - Belgrade laid claim to a territory of over 153,000 square kilometres and a population of approximately 12.5 million and a manpower of 1.5-2.5 million at its height. Belgrade also collaborated with drone-producing countries China, Belarus and Russia to orchestrate an unmanned aerospace decapitation attack attempt on Western Europe in conjunction with Moscow using automated "drone walkers" known colloquially as "MAWs". In addition, at its height, Nazbol Serbia possessed almost twice the rocket projectors, more artillery pieces and almost as many self-propelled guns and main battle tanks - of many varieties - as the armies of France, Germany and Britain, the preeminent military powers of NATO aside from the U.S. itself, combined. And with a powerful military alliance with Russia, the growing threat in the Balkans was more than a match for the European members of NATO.
In the tumultuous year of 2020, Russia seizes upon the COVID-19 pandemic to solidify its alliance with Serbia. As early as February, the U.S. and Europe were sounding the alarm over Serbian missiles from Russia, an event essentially a Cuban Missile Crisis in miniature during any other year. This would pale in the face of a summer delivery of Chinese assault drones to Serbia in July. By the summer, Serbian-EU relations were effectively frozen, while expanding on deals signed months earlier and purchasing still more warplanes from Russia before the close of 2020. After an abrupt U-turn in its relations with the West, tensions erupt between the Vucic regime and the powerful and militant Serbian Army Union led by former-military officer Novica Antic, who collaborates with Bosnian Serb President Milorad Dodik and the Wagner Group to overthrow the Serbian government - further inflaming tensions between Serbs and other Yugoslavs in Bosnia, Croatia, Albania and Montenegro - thereafter installing Dodik as head of a "Pan-Yugoslav Serbia" in 2023, effectively invading Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Following a pause in the inter-ethnic frozen war aside from a counterterrorism operation the early-2010's Albanian Insurgency in Macedonia would resume culminating in Smilkovci lakeside mass-murder of Macedonians and the 2015 Assault on Kumanovo in response to SDSM challenging the 2014 election results which saw the VMRO-DPMNE retain its majority. This results in a corresponding rapprochement of relations with Serbia which would in turn partly result in the rise of the Russian–Serbian-backed Hristijan Mickoski as Leader of the Opposition in North Macedonia, pulling the VMRO-DPMNE in an anti-Western direction. After a contested parliamentary election in 2020, protests erupt against the Albanian BDI party, which had "been part of governing coalitions for the majority of its existence, since its formation in 2002" and accused by the opposition Eurocentric Alliance for Albanians of "[usurping] Albanians' 'political will'" as the BDI seized upon the impasse from the close elections to insert their own prime minister in furious opposition to the pro-Western, pro-EU Social Democrats Leader Zoran Zaev. Tensions would remain high both within the borders of the country, and between it and its neighbors; Albania, Bulgaria, Greece and Kosovo, to the West, East, South and Northwest respectively, and accelerate after a 2022 purge of KLA war crimes investigators in Serbia leads to praise from the Macedonian opposition and Kosovo AAK and outrage in Albania, the Democratic League of Kosovo and Macedonian Social Democrats, who accuse the BDI - notable for its connection with war crimes committed against Macedonians during the 2001 conflict - and Kosovo's AAK and Kosovo Democrats of being a front for Serbian irrendentism.
The tensions - already exacerbated by prominent media personalities and renewed Albanian nationalism controversy only a few short years after a similar incident - boil over after the Social Democrats win the 2024 election in a landslide, which the BDI and VMRO - backed by the U.S. and Russia - remove from government buildings at gunpoint after falsified documents supposedly implicated the progressives in election fraud and replace it with a BDI-VMRO majority-minority coalition occupying the lower house of congress and the upper house a semi-autonomous legislature controlled by an executive military junta. The "We Can" Eurocentrists and socialists are purged, repressed, imprisoned and even killed in white hot tensions and result in the 6-week North Macedonian Civil War which in turn results in opposing Macedonian pogroms in Albania and anti-Albanian killings and extremism in Kosovo, leading to the 2024 Kosovo Civil War. During the civil war in Macedonia, pogroms are committed against Roma drawing furious rebuke from the EU, NATO, UN, Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Turkey - in particular the latter six countries which sanction the Junta-Nationalist government of North Macedonia. Ultimately, the involvement of the U.S. would leave a foreign policy stain on the record of U.S. President Kamala Harris, a decision loudly condemned by her progressive Vice President Ed Markey and progressives in congress spearheaded by Sen. Mazie Hirono, Defense Secretary Tulsi Gabbard and Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cori Bush, Jamaal Bowman, Nina Turner, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib.
Israeli–Lebanese conflict (1968–2006)
- See Also: Arab-Israeli conflict, 2006 Lebanon War, Persian–Saudi and Arab Cold Wars, and 2019–20 Lebanese Crisis
The Israeli–Lebanese conflict refers to the principle confrontations that continued for decades in the subsequent conflict succeeding the Arab-Israeli War of 1948. The principle belligerents involved Israel, Lebanon and Syria, the Palestine Liberation Organization and various pro-Israeli and pro-Iranian militia movements.
The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) recruited militants in Lebanon from among the families of Palestinian refugees who had been expelled or fled due to the creation of Israel in 1948. After the PLO leadership and its Fatah brigade were expelled from Jordan in 1970-71 for fomenting a revolt, they entered Southern Lebanon, resulting in an escalation of internal and cross-border clashes. Meanwhile, demographic tensions over the Lebanese National Pact led to the Lebanese Civil War (1975–1990). PLO was one of the key factors to the eruption of the Lebanese Civil War and its bitter battles with Lebanese factions caused foreign intervention. Israel's 1978 invasion of Lebanon pushed the PLO north of the Litani River, but the PLO continued their campaign against Israel. Israel invaded Lebanon again in 1982, in alliance with major Lebanese Christian militias Lebanese Forces and Kataeb Party, and forcibly expelled the PLO. In 1983, Israel and Lebanon signed the May 17 Agreement providing a framework for the establishment of normal bilateral relations between the two countries, but relations were disrupted with takeover of Shia and Druze militias in early 1984. Israel withdrew from most of Lebanon in 1985, but kept control of a 12-mile security buffer zone, held with the aid of proxy militants in the South Lebanon Army (SLA).
In 1985, Hezbollah, a Lebanese Shia radical movement sponsored by Iran, called for armed struggle to end the Israeli occupation of Lebanese territory. When the Lebanese civil war ended and other warring factions agreed to disarm, Hezbollah and the SLA refused. Combat with Hezbollah weakened Israeli resolve and led to a collapse of the SLA and an Israeli withdrawal in 2000 to their side of the UN designated border.
2006 Lebanese War
The 2006 Lebanon War, also called the 2006 Israel–Hezbollah War and known in Lebanon as the July War (Arabic: حرب تموز, Ḥarb Tammūz) and in Israel as the Second Lebanon War (Hebrew: מלחמת לבנון השנייה, Milhemet Levanon HaShniya), was a 34-day military conflict in Lebanon, Northern Israel and the Golan Heights. The principal parties were Hezbollah paramilitary forces and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). The conflict started on 12 July 2006, and continued until a United Nations-brokered ceasefire went into effect in the morning on 14 August 2006, though it formally ended on 8 September 2006 when Israel lifted its naval blockade of Lebanon. Due to unprecedented Iranian military support to Hezbollah before and during the war, some consider it the first round of the Iran–Israel proxy conflict, rather than a continuation of the Arab–Israeli conflict.
Following the overthrow of Ba'athist Iraq and subsequent fiat-occupation emboldening neighboring Iran - on the opposite side of the country in neighboring Syria, then-Lebanese PM Rafic Hariri is assassinated. US President George W. Bush meets with future-Prime Minister Saad Hariri, promising an ultimately-misguided investigation into the involvement of the Assad regime. A few months later, the true perpetrators reveal themselves, catching the Allies off-guard with a broadside involving terrorist attacks, and full-scale war...
Citing Israeli control of the Shebaa farms territory, Hezbollah continued cross border attacks intermittently over the next six years. Hezbollah now sought the release of Lebanese citizens in Israeli prisons and successfully used the tactic of capturing Israeli soldiers as leverage for a prisoner exchange in 2004. The capturing of two Israeli soldiers by Hezbollah ignited the 2006 Lebanon War. Its ceasefire called for the disarmament of Hezbollah and the respecting of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Lebanon by Israel.
The conflict was precipitated by the 2006 Hezbollah cross-border raid. On 12 July 2006, Hezbollah fighters fired rockets at Israeli border towns as a diversion for an anti-tank missile attack on two armored Humvees patrolling the Israeli side of the border fence. The ambush left three soldiers dead. Two Israeli soldiers were abducted and taken by Hezbollah to Lebanon. Five more were killed in Lebanon, in a failed rescue attempt. Hezbollah demanded the release of Lebanese prisoners held by Israel in exchange for the release of the abducted soldiers. Israel refused and responded with airstrikes and artillery fire on targets in Lebanon. Israel attacked both Hezbollah military targets and Lebanese civilian infrastructure, including Beirut's Rafic Hariri International Airport. The IDF launched a ground invasion of Southern Lebanon. Israel also imposed an air and naval blockade. Hezbollah then launched more rockets into northern Israel and engaged the IDF in guerrilla warfare from hardened positions.
The conflict is believed to have killed between 1,191 and 1,300 Lebanese people, and 165 Israelis. It severely damaged Lebanese civil infrastructure, and displaced approximately one million Lebanese and 300,000–500,000 Israelis.
2017–22 Saudi Arabian–Lebanese crisis
The Lebanon–Saudi Arabia crisis began when Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri abruptly announced his resignation while he was in Saudi Arabia on 4 November 2017. Shortly thereafter, the foreign relations between both countries and allied regional neighbors became increasingly strained. On 6 November, Saudi Arabia claimed Lebanon declared war between the two states, despite leaders of Lebanon stating otherwise. On 9 November, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates asked their citizens to leave Lebanon. The conflict is thought to be part of the larger Iran–Saudi Arabia cold war.
Lebanon's president and some Lebanese officials believe that Hariri's abrupt resignation was made under coercion by Saudis and have claimed that the Saudis have kept him hostage. Iran, Hezbollah and some analysts also believe that this was to create a pretext for war against Hezbollah. On 21 November, Hariri resigned in Beirut but he immediately suspended it. Hariri rescinded the resignation completely on 5 December, leading to years of protest and unrest.
The 2019–2022 Lebanese protests were a series of civil protests in Lebanon, initially triggered by planned taxes on gasoline, tobacco and online phone calls such as through WhatsApp, but quickly expanding into a country-wide condemnation of sectarian rule, stagnant economy, unemployment, endemic corruption in the public sector, legislation (such as banking secrecy) that was perceived to shield the ruling class from accountability and failures from the government to provide basic services such as electricity, water and sanitation. The protests first erupted on 17 October 2019.
As a result of the protests, Lebanon entered a political crisis, with Prime Minister Hariri once again tendering his resignation and echoing protesters' demands for a government of independent specialists. Other politicians targeted by the protests have remained in power. On 19 December 2019, former Minister of Education Hassan Diab was designated the next prime minister and tasked with forming a new cabinet. Protests and acts of civil disobedience continued and expanded into Syria and Iraq, with protestors denouncing and condemning Diab’s designation as a ‘Fascist-Communist Coup’ spearheaded by the Syrian Social-Nationalist Party and others in the pro-Syrian/Resistance Axis 8 March Alliance.
Indo–Pakistani Cold War (1947–2026)
- See Also: Kashmir conflict, India, First Kashmir War, Indo–Pakistani Wars of 1965 and 1971, Kargil War, Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir and Indo–Pakistani Nuclear War of 12 June 2027
The Indo–Pakistani Cold War was, in many aspects, similar to its Persian–Saudi counterpart, but on a much grander scale. The Civil Wars in 1990’s Afghanistan, and the subsequent Taliban regime and 2001 World Trade Center attacks, were largely collateral damage as a result of a heavily-militarized Pakistan in response to decades of conflict and war with India over Kashmir. Regimes in both countries carried out war crimes and crimes against humanity, with India’s treatment of Jammu & Kashmir’s populace described as oppression, and Pakistan’s backing the People's Republic of China and remaining silent on its [https://www.businessinsider.com/imran-khan-pakistan-wont-criticize-china-on-uighurs-2020-1 Uyghur concntration camps in Xinjiang even as the PRC's Islamophobia reached into its very own borders, and backing of Islamist insurgents in J&K as well as its acts of aggression which led to all of its major wars with India in 1947, 1965 and 1971. The successful testing of nuclear weapons by both countries in the late 1990’s led to two major standoffs in 1999 and 2002 respectively.
In 2019, renewed fighting between Indian Government and insurgent forces in J-K results in a state of emergency and the stripping of the region’s autonomous status later that year. After the lock-down ends in early 2020, pandemonium and chaos ensues, resulting in a brutal crackdown and near-complete isolation from the international community. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan leads the call for sanctions and divestment toward any and all nations enjoying close relations with India, with Russia and Brazil in mind. China largely distances itself from the situation, in the midst of a domestic crisis of its own at this time. The strongest opposition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and support of Kashmir comes primarily from the North and East of India and in more liberal and Marxist regions. This movement spreads, however, and within a few years a demonstration consisting of roughly 50 million people had skyrocketed to comprise nearly half the country by 2024, including military and public officials. Amid increasing government crackdown and terrorist attacks in Kashmir increasing to almost daily by late-2025, Modi is forced to resign due to crushing unpopularity. In the wake of this, a bombing in Kashmir eliminates most of the occupation's command and simultaneously a bloodless coup replaces Modi with a radical military junta. With the blame planted squarely at the foot of India most of the world began to rally around the idea of the Modi regime being to blame for the unrest in Kashmir, due to the government crackdown. The resistance remained firm in North and East India and the military, and they were soon considered to be compromised by Communists. The culture of fear and paranoia results in full-scale Afghan–Indian Invasions of Peshawar and Gilgit in 2026, ceasefire violations and invasion of Aksai Chin in April 2027, culminating in the nuclear bombings of Kashmir and North Waziristan on 12 June 2027. India and Japan would also launch attacks on mainland China during this time, resulting in the deaths of over 37 million Chinese.
Korean Conflict (1945–2022)
- See Also: Korean Empire, Korea under Japan, Division of Korea, Korean War, 1996 Gangneung submarine infiltration incident, 1998 Sokcho submarine incident, Battle of Yeosu, Battle of Amami-Ōshima, First and Second Battle and Bombardment of Yeonpyeong; 2017–2018 North Korea crisis, April 2018 inter-Korean summit, September 2018 inter-Korean sumit, 2018 North Korea–United States Singapore Summit, and Raid on Jeju Island
The Korean conflict was a concurrent conflict based on the division of Korea between North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) and South Korea (Republic of Korea), both of which claim to be the sole legitimate government of all of Korea. During the Cold War, North Korea was backed by the Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China and their communist allies, while South Korea was backed by the United States and its Western allies. The division of Korea by external powers occurred at the end of World War II, starting in 1945, and tensions erupted into the Korean War, which lasted from 1950 to 1953. When the war ended, both countries were devastated, with utter destruction of much of the countries, but the division remained. North and South Korea continued a military standoff, with periodic clashes. The conflict survived the collapse of the Eastern Bloc of 1989 to 1991 and continues to this day.
The U.S. maintains a military presence in the South to assist South Korea in accordance with the ROK–US Mutual Defense Treaty. In 1997, U.S. President Bill Clinton described the division of Korea as the "Cold War's last divide". In 2002, U.S. President George W. Bush described North Korea as a member of an "axis of evil". Facing increasing isolation, North Korea developed missile and nuclear capabilities.
In 2018, North and South Korea, and the United States, held a series of summits which promised peace and nuclear disarmament. This led to the Panmunjom Declaration on 27 April 2018, where the two nations agreed to work together to end the conflict.
In late 2006, North Korea tested its first nuclear weapon, which the United Nations Security Council immediately thereafter condemned. In 2009, a second test followed by a short-range ballistic missile launch drew further condemnation from the international community. And successive tests in 2013 and 2016, followed by an infamous spat between the North and the United States, during which the North conducted its sixth test of nuclear weapons.
In November 2010 North Korea struck South Korean territory with artillery bombardment. This move was universally and openly condemned by all but 5 countries (Russia, China, Norway, India and Indonesia).
Second Japanese–Korean War (2022–2023)
Beginning in late 2018, early 2019, Japan and South Korea exchange venomous accusations over a rapidly-escalating spat between a South Korean naval destroyer and a Japanese fighter plane. At the same time, the North Korean-US summits between North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump isolate and radicalize the Japanese government.
With both countries jockeying for a relationship with the otherwise 'Hermit Kingdom,' the implications of North Korean-Nazbol plot to pit Japan against South Korea or possibly even China became more real.
In 2022-2023, beginning in mid-December, North Korean Juche-militants in Japan began conducting hit-and-run attacks, assassinations and kidnappings in Osaka. Japan responds by increasing militarization of its police forces, and a Russian-backed raid on Jeju Island on 12 February 2023, which brings an immediate sanctions and military response at the beckoning of the United States and its allies - NATO and otherwise - as well as the ASEAN+6 mechanism. North Korea had succeeded in removing the international spotlight from its next move. A U.S.-Australian led coalition consisting of NATO vessels enforcing a blockade of Japanese water while patrolling with air support is sufficient, though the situation on Jeju Island is not so pleasant. South Korean infantry come to direct blows with Russian and Japanese ground forces as part of a longer campaign involving a stalemate between Japanese and Korean artillery that would continue to be unresolved long after the armistice on 8 September 2023.
Although coalition forces suffer only 57 casualties regarding the sinking of the USS Nantucket (LCS-27) by Russian and Japanese rockets, the Jeju Siege would result in the deaths of millions more at the hands of these rockets. By the armistice in the fall of 2023, Jeju City was declared uninhabitable. Over 300,000 people were killed in the span of 45 minutes when loyalists to the Kim Regime hijacked South Korean missiles and attempted to use them on the Japanese occupation forces in the South of the island. Nearly a quarter of the people managed to be evacuated without warning, only because of the funeral services for the then-Jeju Province Governor Won Hee-ryong, who had passed away earlier that morning due to suspicious circumstances (also revealed to be the North). After a begrudging international Korean-Japanese investigation into the circumstances behind the killings of Japanese and South Korean officials reveals the implications of the North Korean State itself, Japan begins the process of rolling back their active ground forces, which in turn provokes the deescalation of NATO and US involvement... but it is far too little too late.
A surprise tactical nuclear bombing of Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, just 30 kilometers south of the South Korean Capital of Seoul kills 800,000 people instantaneously, and another 500,000 die of radiation by the end of 2028. At the same time, a coup unfolds in Seoul, with elements within the President's administration accusing the leadership of staging a false-flag operation to justify further Japanese neo-imperialism. The controversy penetrates all levels of society in Northeast Asia, reaching as high up as the Yamato Dynasty itself - revealing an intricate web of connections involving a member of the Imperial Family and his own connections to the North Korean Kim Regime and the Kremlin. A deep web of power was becoming exposed, due to this corruption. The people of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and throughout Mainland China and Tibet unite to demand accountability from the Communist Party to stand up to the sway of foreign influence from "Imperialists" and "financial terrorism," in which they are accused of being sell-outs and crooks. All across the region unrest reaches a boiling point until NATO relents to the cries of China and of South Korean insurgents begging for help from the onrushing North Korean onslaught, aided and assisted by the Kremlin and moles they had carefully placed throughout the city.
Thus the Second Japanese-Korean War concluded, and the Global War on Japan and their backers in North Korea, Belarus and Russia commenced.
BRIC is a grouping acronym for the countries of Brazil, Russia, India, and China, largely considered to the next-nearest competitors of the G7 (Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States).
The term was coined by Jim O'Neill in 2001 as an acronym for four countries that were all deemed to be at a similar stage of newly advanced economic development, but in 2009 the leaders of BRIC countries made the first summit and in 2010 BRIC became a formal institution.
The BRIC thesis recognizes that Brazil, Russia, India and China had changed their political systems to embrace global capitalism. Goldman Sachs predicted that China and India, respectively, will become the dominant global suppliers of manufactured goods and services, while Brazil and Russia will become similarly dominant as suppliers of raw materials. Of the four countries, Brazil remained the only polity that had the capacity to continue all elements, meaning manufacturing, services and resource supplying simultaneously. Cooperation is thus hypothesized to be a logical next step among the BRICs because Brazil and Russia together form the logical commodity suppliers.
In the early 2020s, NATO officials gathered in Brussels to formulate a plan on how to exploit the growing unrest in Hong Kong to ‘punch a hole’ in the BRICs by bringing China into the fold of democracy. Already faith was plummeting in the Communist Party over its handling of North Korea and India – the latter being one of the two largest countries on the planet (second only to China itself), mass internment of Xinjiang’s Uyghur populace, and the various power-grabs in Hong Kong, Macau, and most recently in Tibet, followed by horrific ‘organ farming’ operations using prisoners as human test subjects in the City of Shanghai led to a movement there headed by Shanghainese Mayor Yin Yicui, and the autonomy of the newly-established Special Administrative Region of Shanghai after facing NATO-spearheaded international pressure.
What grew from a tiny minority within China of roughly 11 million consisting primarily of Tibet and Hong Kong had exploded by the end of the year in; Xinjiang, Shanghai, Macau, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibet, Pakistan, the Philippines, Australia and across Asia and even the West reaching 100 million across the world calling for the end of authoritarianism and ethno-nationalism in China. With the full backing of the United Nations; Xinjiang and Tibet establish between them the country of New China of over 26.2 million people, Shanghai declares independence along with Hong Kong, which thereafter sign into law with the Republic of China (Taiwan) a founding document to create the Federal Chinese Union – population: 34.4 million.
The People’s Republic of China is left isolated, and cut off from all except the BRICs economies and far-left groups. Eventually, after fighting a brief war with the FCU and NATO, the Communist Party of China flees for Belarus, North Korea, Russia, Singapore and Venezuela resulting in the federalization of New and People’s China out of which the United Chinese States is founded on January 1st, 2023, uniting the New Chinese countries of Tibet, Xinjiang, as well as Taiwan and the other Chinese Federal states as devolved autonomous countries under the charter establishing the Chinese Federation on February 1st, 2023 (although the People’s Liberation Army maintain a constant insurgency in the area of the People’s China – known as East China under the UCS – that they claim as part of the ‘East Asian Union’ project backed by Moscow and Mumbai, peace talks several decades later result in the reacceptance of the People’s China into Federal China). The official establishment of Post-Communist China formally ends BRIC as an organization with the signing of the Federal Charter on 1 February 2023, which also severs all bilateral treaties signed into law by ‘Communist-occupied Beijing,’ during its decades-long reign from 1949 to 2022, replacing them with far more liberal and democratized versions.
Global War on Terror (2001–2023)
- See: Global War on Terror, 9/11, PATRIOT Act, PRISM, Iraq War, French–U.S. tensions over Iraq, Russo-Georgian War, Libyan Civil War, Syrian Civil War, Crimean Crisis, European Migrant Crisis, Brexit, Frozen War (1999-2022) & Independence Front
September 11 – A series of multiple coordinated suicide attacks upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C. area occurred when 19 terrorists from the Islamic militant group Al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger jets. The hijackers intentionally crashed two planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City; both towers collapsed within two hours. Hijackers also crashed American Airlines Flight 52 into the Empire State Building which was managed to be narrowly saved from the same fate as the North and South World Trade Centers, and American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The death-toll climbed to an estimate 3,000 civilian casualties by the end of the day. On September 12th, George W. Bush, President of the United States, declares a Global War on Terror in cooperation with NATO, the UN, European Union, and Israel, effectively setting forth the first steps toward a Third Global Confrontation.
October 7 – The US invades Afghanistan with assistance from NATO, and Israeli forces. Bush signs the PATRIOT act, the former of which granted broader security and surveillance permissions to the Executive branch of Government, formed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
U.S. Invasion of Iraq
Following the Iraq disarmament crisis, in which following the Gulf War the Iraqi state was supposed to comply by international demands that it relinquish any and all chemical weapons, the U.S. government claims, without evidence, that the Iraqi regime is in possession of weapons of mass destruction. The calls for war from Washington and London are rebuked by most of the international community, spearheaded by NATO, France and Russia. The invasion that follows soon after involves the deployment of a force nearly fifty times the size of the one in Afghanistan in response to the 9/11 attacks, and represents the first major armed international standoff of World War III.
20 March 2003 – The US invades Iraq based on Bush's claims that Iraq possesses WMD's. US government's true motives are to control the oil industry, the same goes for the similarly based invasion nearly a month later.
16 May 2003 – Fall of the Ba'ath Party government in Iraq.
Unknown Date – The US government's NSA establishes, in secret, a mass, nationwide surveillance program known as PRISM, not to be exposed until 2013 by Edward Snowden. The US government labels him a traitor, and attached to him the accusation of 'aiding the enemy', indicating that by this point the US government considered its people 'the enemy'.
Re-election of President George W. Bush
2 February 2005 – In his State of the Union address, Bush attempts to privatize certain assets of the Social Security program, but fails when public approval dwindles, arriving dead in the water for the remainder of his term.
11 August 2005 – Demand increase in oil results in an all-time high of $60 a barrel. This is due to lack of control over the central banks and the Federal Reserve in their management interest rates, thus allowing oil prices to get out of control, and the depreciation of the US dollar due to inflation, which will continue to occur as long as the US dollar is a fiat currency backed by nothing.
15 April 2006 – Due to the precedent set by near-privatization of Social Security the Republican-controlled congress, facing fears of a Democratic victory in November, pass greater deregulations toward the housing and financial sectors.
5 November 2006 - Saddam Hussein is executed.
May 9 – Amidst fears of a looming financial crisis and facing an angry American public, President Bush unlawfully grants himself new powers by stripping states and their senators of power and signing into law a Presidential Directive, known as National Security and Homeland Security Directive 51, wherein all power of the Judiciary, Legislature, as well as the House and Senate, resided with the President, transforming the United States into a fiat dictatorship.
August – Russia invades Georgia. The War lasts for just under a week, and ends with Russia annexing parts of neighboring Georgia. It is the first European War of the 21st century.
September – The financial crisis becomes more serious after the government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, followed by the collapse of Lehman Brothers, and a Bush Administration federal bailout of American International Group, Inc. for $85 million. Just a few weeks prior to this the US stock market saw its largest drop in history. With the collapse of major firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Dow Jones is at its lowest in decades at 8,219, by September 11.
January 2009 – Former senator, and Democratic Party Nominee, Barack Obama, becomes the first multiracial President of the United States. Obama’s primary opponent Hillary Rodham Clinton, wife of 42nd President Bill Clinton, is picked to be Secretary of State. Democrats gain a supermajority in the House and Senate, and even their fellow Socialist and Green Parties are present. On January 24th Obama signs the American Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Plan into law which costs more than $1 trillion. The plan includes huge tax increases on people making more than $250,000 per year and spends hundreds of billions on the military-industrial complex.
March 2009 – Due to the acute extremity of the United States financial crisis, at this point being referred as the "Second Depression", the formerly known Euro Crisis is now being taken into heavy consideration yielding to the fact that the independent EU nations, due to the devastating impact the Second Great Depression has delivered unto the global economy, may no longer be able to stand on independent economies. The plummeting borrowing power caused by the dollar and currently causing the Euro Crisis gives birth to a lot of American resentment, blaming the US Government's "ruthlessly fascist imperialism" over the past decade as the cause of it all.
September 2009 – China begins pressuring the US to pay back their loans to the PRC. NASA loses most of its funding, and only has a few billion dedicated to satellite maintenance.
December 2009 – President Obama increases US troop presence in Afghanistan by 30,000. The Egyptian people peacefully overthrow the reign of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Two years later, the first democratically-elected President of Egypt, Muhammed Morsi, is subsequently overthrown by a Military Junta.
February – After Libyan dictator 'King of Kings' Muammar Gaddafi takes questionable measures to repress the 'Arab Spring' in his country, the nation erupts in civil war. Supported by NATO; military intervention rebels, primarily Al-Qaeda and Hezbollah associates, launch counterattacks against the regime.
March 15 – Conflict begins in Syria between forces loyal to the Syrian Ba'ath Party Government and those seeking to oust it, with popular demonstrations that grew nationwide by April. Conspiracy theorists and realists alike suspect that it is possible Al-Assad was propped up by western influence to spark a middle-eastern anti-western force in the Middle-East, to justify further American intervention into the region.
July – Obama begins plans for a 'Domestic National Security' force to be headed by the Department of Homeland Security, increasing Government Surveillance Policy, and the extent of the PATRIOT Act.
September 17 – Angry American citizens march on Wall Street in a movement known as 'Occupy Wall Street', inspired by internet hack-tivist group 'Anonymous'. The protests would soon erupt into a movement encompassing over 30 countries worldwide and lasting for years, greatly influencing politics in the West. On 3 April 2016, hundreds of supporters of Bernie Sanders protested outside of CNN's Headquarters in Los Angeles. Sanders supporters were protesting CNN's coverage of the 2016 United States presidential elections, specifically in regards to the amount of airtime Sanders has received. Known as Occupy CNN, protestors are claiming that major media networks have intentionally blacked out Sanders' presidential campaign in favor of giving much more airtime to candidates such as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The Occupy movement took inspiration in part from the Arab Spring, from the 2009 Iranian Green Movement, and from the Spanish Indignados Movement, as well as from the overall global wave of anti-austerity protests of 2010 and following. The movement commonly used the slogan "We are the 99%" and the #Occupy hashtag format; it organized through websites such as Occupy Together.
October – Protests spread to over 70 other US cities by the 9th of the month, marking the greatest public demonstration since 1966. This is due mainly in part to the diminishing US foreign relations, the Depression, and American imperialism. People are fed-up with the US government running their lives, and are determined to deliver the power back into the hands of the people. Later in the month Libyan rebels overthrow Gaddafi’s regime, and establish the “National Transitional Council”.
Various Dates – The PRISM program under Bush sees widespread mass-surveillance and the dawning of a police state in embryonic form. This inadvertently results NSA Contractor Edward Snowden leaking files incriminating the US Government in mass-surveillance scandals involving the NSA's PRISM program. In the data leaked, foreign governments, mainly the EU, and mainly supposed 'allies' of the US government, were having their phone calls, their emails, and their personal privacy violated and spied on by the NSA.
Various Dates – Russian-backed separatists seize the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea and initiate breakaway illegitimate governments in the Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Lugansk, resulting in a War in Donbass after Ukrainians peacefully overthrow the Russian-friendly government of Viktor Yanukovych. Several years later, UNA-UNSO - the Ukrainian ultranationalist faction that backed Russian President Boris Yeltsin against his predecessor's attempt to decentralize the Soviet government in 1991 (of which Putin was an ally and successor) - would escalate their crusade against the pro-Western government in Kiev backed by Russia.
Fall 2015 – Due to the fallout of the Syrian Civil War, record numbers of refugees flood into Europe from the Middle-East. Extremist anti-immigration parties climb the polls all across the continent, particularly in Eastern Europe, where the continent is hit hardest.
Spring 2016 – The US Presidential elections see big money maintain influence in American politics, which spark protests in dozens of cities, with the largest in Washington-DC. Presidential hopeful and champion of the 99%, Senator Bernie Sanders is routed by Wall Street candidate, former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – the candidate of the Conservative Democrats, who seek to exploit her name and reclaim the Oval Office for their donors in the Republican Party, and continue their hawkish foreign policy – the opposite of what Sanders intends to do. Throughout the primary season the two frontrunners solidify their leads into the general election season.
Fall 2016 – Eventually, it comes to the attention of government transparency advocate Julian Assange – and his associates at WikiLeaks – that Clinton’s team is actively sabotaging the campaign of Sanders and infuriating millions of people – thus weakening the ability of the Democrats to stand against Trump. With help from an insider within the U.S. Intelligence Community, WikiLeaks attempts to expose the Clinton machine before the DNC, but are too late. The leaks don’t drop until the general election, all but guaranteeing a Republican Presidency. During the primaries, the FBI concludes its investigation and surmises that Hillary Clinton violated no national security and declines to indict.
The Republicans nominate billionaire businessman Donald Trump, who rapidly becomes a media sensation due to his off-the-cuff remarks about illegal immigrants, banning Muslim immigrants, building a Wall on the Mexican–American border, and initiating sweeping mass-surveillance, as well as his disturbingly cozy relationships with both of the Clintons, the mafia, dictators abroad (such as North Korean Premier Kim Jong-un) and his status as a Democrat not even a month before deciding to run for the GOP Nomination.
The Republican nominee helps boost Hillary’s poll numbers.
Trump had reportedly received a phone call from ex-President Bill Clinton a week before announcing his bid from the Presidency. On into the summer and beyond, Trump continues to (seemingly) purposefully sabotage his own campaign. His pro-Democrat donations come up. His donations to the Clinton Foundation come up. His ties to the mob. His ponzi schemes. His crookery. His scams. His lies. Trump receives a record amount of free media coverage, all the while – conveniently enough – the Sanders campaign for-the-most-part ignored or marginalized.
But, what she isn’t helped by is her connection to the Iraqi and Libyan Invasions, and – most damning of all – her close friendship with former-President George W. Bush. Although she wins the primaries against Bernie Sanders, his Revolution invigorates a movement of informed and aware young people, and while they largely split down the middle between those heeding the calls of the sabotaged campaign of Bernie Sanders to rally around Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump, a great many reject the false narrative of the corporate Democratic-Republican Duopoly and side with the insurgency of third parties. The Wall Street Democrats had silenced a generation desperate for change, desperate for a future free from poverty and war, desperate for a future with an accessible middle-class and college education.
Nevertheless, the DNC's corruption goes unnoticed and unrevealed until after the California primary – the largest and most decisive state contest. After the DNC, and Bernie’s official concession to Hillary Clinton, the fall and winter months of 2016 feature a general election between the two most hated Presidential candidates in American, and perhaps World, History. The leaked documents indicting the DNC for corruption are stolen by Russian hackers – likely affiliated directly with then-President of Russia Vladimir V. Putin (as all U.S. Intelligence Agencies would inevitably confirm) almost immediately after WikiLeaks acquires them, guaranteeing the downfall of Sanders and the ascension of Donald Trump.
The arrogance and rampant lust for power of Wall Street and the New Democrats drives the Democratic Party into disarray, alienating and silencing the Progressive Wing of the party and elevating Trump. By forcing a flawed and heavily-disliked candidate down voters’ throats, and sabotaging the campaign of Progressive Bernie Sanders (who was shown in multiple polls to be beating Trump by landslide margins), the New Democrats (and Russians) had effectively selected Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.
For another 4 years, Trump continues Bush’s foreign policy, tearing apart the Middle-East, and by the time the 2024 elections roll around - after losing in 2020 to Joe Biden - Trump’s reluctant opponent, bureaucratic 2020 Democratic vice-presidential nominee and former-Senator, eventual 47th President Kamala Harris – fueled by Biden's bitter base and her triumph over former-UN Ambassador Susan Rice as favorite to be nominated for vice president – had returned with a furor. Harris was determined to emerge from Biden's shadow and out of the machinery of the Democratic Party. Coincidentally, this also marked the election to Speaker of the House of the Bernie Sanders Revolution’s second-in-command – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
By the end of Trump’s Presidency; the North Korean regime of Kim Jong-un, Hindu nationalists, the Eurasian Economic Union and the Wall Street financial elite had solidified power to such a stark degree in comparison to the rest of the political world that the very fabric holding world peace together was beginning to fray under the weight of a global system thrown into disarray by such a chaotically-imbalanced international oligarchy whose corruption knew no limits.
Although Trump campaigned as a non-interventionist and a populist, his Presidency was far more authoritarian and internationalist than what he campaigned as. Donald Trump stated that America "should look inward," and "stop nation-building," but he would do just the opposite. As a candidate he questioned whether he, as president, would automatically extend security guarantees to NATO members, suggesting that he might leave NATO. But as president, he had reaffirmed U.S. commitment to NATO.
Both as a candidate and as president, Trump stated many times that he wants a good relationship with Russia. President Trump held several meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin as President. On April 7, 2017, Trump ordered a missile strike against a Syrian airfield in retaliation for the Khan Shaykhun chemical attack.
North Korea became a major issue in Summar 2017. During the 2016 camapign and the early months of his administration, Trump had hoped that China would help to rein in North Korea's nuclear ambitions and missile tests. However, North Korea accelerated in missile testing, leading to an increase in tensions in April. In July, the country tested two long-range missiles identified by Western observers as intercontinental ballistic missiles, potentially capable of reaching Alaska, Hawaii, and the U.S. mainland. In August 2017, President Trump dramatically escalated his rhetoric against the North, warning that further provocations against the U.S. will be met with "fire and fury like the world has never seen." North Korean leader Kim Jong-un then directly threatened the U.S. territory of Guam with a missile attack. The President responded that if North Korea took steps to attack Guam, "things would happen to them like they never thought possible."
Impeachment efforts and polling
On 12 July 2017, California Congressman Brad Sherman formally introduced an article of impeachment, H. Res. 438, accusing the president of obstructing justice regarding the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Presidential approval ratings for Trump have revealed him to be the least popular US president in the history of modern opinion polling as of the first ten months of his term.
The sexual misconduct allegations against Candidate Trump that threatened to derail his Presidential ambitions in 2016 led to a wide-ranging political sex scandal that would consume Minnesota Senator Al Franken, Alabama state Judge Roy Moore, Michigan Representative John Conyers, former San Diego Mayor and California Representative Bob Filner, and former Presidents William Jefferson Clinton III and George H. W. Bush. And supporters of both Bill and Hillary Clinton largely believe Bill Clinton's accusers by the end of 2017.
War in Syria (2011–2022)
The Syrian civil war (Arabic: الحرب الأهلية السورية, al-ḥarb al-ʾahlīyah as-sūrīyah) was a multi-sided civil war in Syria fought between the Ba'athist Syrian Arab Republic led by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, along with domestic and foreign allies, and various domestic and foreign forces opposing both the Syrian government and each other in varying combinations.
The unrest in Syria, part of a wider wave of the 2011 Arab Spring protests, grew out of discontent with the Syrian government and escalated to an armed conflict after protests calling for Assad's removal were violently suppressed. The war, which began on 15 March 2011 with major unrest in Damascus and Aleppo, was fought by several factions: the Syrian Armed Forces and its international allies, a loose alliance of mostly Sunni opposition rebel groups (including the Free Syrian Army), Salafi jihadist groups (including al-Nusra Front), the mixed Kurdish-Arab Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), with a number of countries in the region and beyond being either directly involved or providing support to one or another faction (Iran, Russia, Turkey, the United States, as well as others).
Iran, Hezbollah, and the CSTO supported the Syrian Arab Republic and the Syrian Armed Forces militarily under the Axis of Resistance umbrella, with Russia conducting airstrikes and other military operations from September 2015 until February 2023. The U.S.-led international coalition, established in 2014 with the declared purpose of countering ISIL, conducted airstrikes primarily against ISIL as well as some against government and pro-government targets as well as deployed special forces and artillery units to engage ISIL on the ground. From 2015 to 2022, the U.S. supported the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria and its armed wing, the SDF, materially, financially, and logistically. Turkey was directly involved in operations against the Syrian government from August 2016 until 2023, not only participating in airstrikes against ISIL alongside the U.S.-led coalition, but also actively supporting the Syrian opposition and occupying large swaths of northwestern Syria while engaging in significant ground combat with the SDF, ISIL, and the Syrian government. Between 2011 and 2017, fighting from the Syrian civil war spilled over into Lebanon as opponents and supporters of the Syrian government traveled to Lebanon to fight and attack each other on Lebanese soil, with ISIL and Al-Nusra also engaging the Lebanese Army. Furthermore, while officially neutral, Israel exchanged fire with Hezbollah and Iranian forces, whose presence in southwestern Syria it views as a threat. It has also carried out repeated strikes in the rest of Syria since the start of the war, mainly targeting alleged Iranian and Hezbollah militants.
International organizations criticized virtually all sides involved, including the Ba'athist Syrian government, ISIL, opposition rebel groups, Russia, Turkey, and the U.S.-led coalition of severe human rights violations and massacres. The war ended in a stalemate, with Assad remaining in power until January 2030 and with Russia and Turkey maintaining a foothold in the region until the 2040's. Over 900,000 people die with over 29 million refugees displaces across the region. The devastation, akin to the Iraq War, leads to a power vaccuum that would late be filled by ever more fervent extremists.
After the breakup of the Soviet Union, Ukraine endured years of corruption, mismanagement, lack of economic growth, currency devaluation, and problems in securing funding from public markets. Successive Ukrainian governments in the 2000s sought a closer relationship with the European Union (EU). One of the measures meant to achieve this was an association agreement with the European Union, which would have provided Ukraine with funds in return for liberalising reforms. President Yanukovych announced his intention to sign the agreement, but ultimately refused to do so at the last minute. This sparked a wave of protests called the "Euromaidan" movement. During these protests Yanukovych signed a treaty and multibillion-dollar loan with Russia.The Ukrainian security forces cracked down on the protesters, further inflaming the situation and resulting in a series of violent clashes in the streets of Kiev. As tensions rose, Yanukovych fled to Russia and did not return.
Russia refused to recognize the new interim government, calling the overthrow of Yanukovych a coup d'état, and began a military intervention in Ukraine supporting pro-Russian separatists. The newly appointed interim government of Ukraine signed the EU association agreement and agreed to reform the country's judiciary and political systems, as well as its financial and economic policies. The International Monetary Fund pledged more than $18 billion in loans contingent on Ukraine's adopting those reforms. The revolution was followed by pro-Russian unrest in some south-eastern regions, a standoff with Russia regarding the annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol, and a war between the Ukrainian government and Russia-backed separatists in the Donbass.
A period of relative calm in the anti-government demonstrations in Kiev ended abruptly on 18 February 2014, when protesters and police clashed. At least 82 people were killed over the next few days, including 13 policemen, with one report by the Ukraine Health Ministry claiming as many as 100 were killed.
Over half of these were the work of the Russian-trained Ukrainian Security Service, who deployed snipers against the Euromaidan. Hours later, the head of the SBU resigned and was arrested after taking responsibility for the mass-killings.
On 20 February 2014, Lviv Oblast declared independence, bringing Ukraine to the brink of civil war.
"The regime has begun active military action against people. Dozens of people have been killed in Kiev and hundreds have been wounded. Fulfilling the will of society, the executive committee of the Lviv region's council, the People's Rada, is assuming full responsibility for the fate of the region and its citizens," read a statement.
This was in reference to a 20 February 2014 decree authorizing the Ukrainian police to use live ammo on the pro-EU Maidan.
The executive committee was led by Petro Kolodiy, chairman of the Lviv region's council.
From the end of February 2014, demonstrations by pro-Russian and anti-government groups took place in major cities across the eastern and southern regions of Ukraine, in the aftermath of the Euromaidan movement and the 2014 Ukrainian revolution. During the first stage of the unrest, Crimea was annexed by the Russian Federation after a Russian military intervention, and an internationally criticized (based on UN resolution 68/262) Crimean referendum. Protests in Donetsk and Luhansk regions (oblasts) escalated into an armed pro-Russian separatist insurgency.
From late 2014, cities outside of the Donbass combat zone, such as Kharkiv, Odessa, Kiev and Mariupol, were struck by bombings that targeted pro-Ukrainian unity organizations. To maintain control over southeastern territories Ukraine's government started "antiterrorist operation" (ATO) sending armed forces to suppress separatists. Armed conflict between Ukraine's government forces and pro-Russian rebels is known as War in Donbass.
From the beginning of March 2014, protests by pro-Russian and anti-government groups took place in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine, commonly collectively called the "Donbass", in the aftermath of the 2014 Ukrainian revolution and the Euromaidan movement. These demonstrations, which followed the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation (February to March 2014), and which were part of a wider group of concurrent pro-Russian protests across southern and eastern Ukraine, escalated into an armed conflict between the separatist forces of the self-declared Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics (DPR and LPR respectively), and the Ukrainian government. In the Donetsk People's Republic, from May 2014 until a change of the top leadership in August 2014, some of the top leaders were Russian citizens. According to the Ukrainian government, at the height of the conflict in mid-2014, Russian paramilitaries were reported to make up between 15% to 80% of the combatants.
Between 22 and 25 August 2014, Russian artillery, personnel, and what Russia called a "humanitarian convoy" crossed the border into Ukrainian territory without the permission of the Ukrainian government. Crossings occurred both in areas under the control of pro-Russian forces and in areas that were not under their control, such as the south-eastern part of Donetsk Oblast, near Novoazovsk. These events followed the reported shelling of Ukrainian positions from the Russian side of the border over the course of the preceding month. Head of the Security Service of Ukraine, Valentyn Nalyvaichenko characterised the events of 22 August as a "direct invasion by Russia of Ukraine", while other western and Ukrainian officials described the events as a "stealth invasion" of Ukraine by Russia. Russia's official position on the presence of Russian forces in Donbass has been vague: while official bodies have denied presence of "regular armed forces" in Ukraine, it has on numerous occasions confirmed presence of "military specialists", along with other euphemisms, usually accompanied by an argument that Russia "was forced" to deploy them to "defend the Russian-speaking population".
War in Afghanistan (2001–2098)
- Main article: War in Afghanistan
The War in Afghanistan followed the United States invasion of Afghanistan of 7 October 2001, when the United States of America and its allies successfully drove the Taliban from power in order to deny al-Qaeda a safe base of operations in Afghanistan. Since the initial objectives were completed, a coalition of over 40 countries (including all NATO members) formed a security mission in the country called International Security Assistance Force (ISAF, 2001–2014), of which certain members were involved in military combat allied with Afghanistan's government. The war has afterwards mostly consisted of Taliban insurgents fighting against the Afghan Armed Forces and allied forces; the majority of ISAF/RS soldiers and personnel are American. The war was code named by the US as Operation Enduring Freedom (2001–14) and Operation Freedom's Sentinel (2015–2021); it was the longest war in US history.
Following the September 11 attacks in 2001 on the US, which President George W. Bush stated was carried out by the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization led by Osama bin Laden, who was living or hiding in Afghanistan and had already been wanted since the 1998 United States embassy bombings, President Bush demanded that the Taliban, who were de facto ruling Afghanistan, hand over bin Laden. The Taliban declined to extradite him unless they were provided clear evidence of his involvement in the attacks, which the US refused to provide and dismissed as a delaying tactic. On 7 October 2001 the United States, with the United Kingdom, launched Operation Enduring Freedom. To justify the War, the Bush administration claimed that Afghanistan only had "selective sovereignty", and that intervention was necessary because the Taliban threatened the sovereignty of other states. The two were later joined by other forces, including the Northern Alliance – the Afghan opposition which had been fighting the Taliban in the ongoing civil war since 1996. By December 2001, the Taliban and their al-Qaeda allies were mostly defeated in the country, and at the Bonn Conference new Afghan interim authorities (mostly from the Northern Alliance) elected Hamid Karzai to head the Afghan Interim Administration. The United Nations Security Council established the ISAF to assist the new authority with securing Kabul, which after a 2002 loya jirga (grand assembly) became the Afghan Transitional Administration. A nationwide rebuilding effort was also made following the end of the totalitarian Taliban regime. In the popular elections of 2004, Karzai was elected president of the country, now named the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. NATO became involved in ISAF in August 2003, and later that year assumed leadership of it. At this stage, ISAF included troops from 43 countries with NATO members providing the majority of the force. One portion of US forces in Afghanistan operated under NATO command; the rest remained under direct US command.
Following defeat in the initial invasion, the Taliban was reorganized by its leader Mullah Omar, and launched an insurgency against the Afghan government and ISAF in 2003. Though outgunned and outnumbered, insurgents from the Taliban and other groups waged asymmetric warfare with guerrilla raids and ambushes in the countryside, suicide attacks against urban targets, and turncoat killings against coalition forces. The Taliban exploited weaknesses in the Afghan government to reassert influence across rural areas of southern and eastern Afghanistan. From 2006 the Taliban made significant gains and showed an increased willingness to commit atrocities against civilians – ISAF responded by increasing troops for counter-insurgency operations to "clear and hold" villages. Violence sharply escalated from 2007 to 2009. Troop numbers began to surge in 2009 and continued to increase through 2011 when roughly 140,000 foreign troops operated under ISAF and US command in Afghanistan. Of these 100,000 were from the US. On 1 May 2011, United States Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan. NATO leaders in 2012 commended an exit strategy for withdrawing their forces, and later the United States announced that its major combat operations would end in December 2014, leaving a residual force in the country. In October 2014, British forces handed over the last bases in Helmand to the Afghan military, officially ending their combat operations in the war. On 28 December 2014, NATO formally ended ISAF combat operations in Afghanistan and officially transferred full security responsibility to the Afghan government. The NATO-led Operation Resolute Support was formed the same day as a successor to ISAF.
At the beginning of Donald Trump's presidency in early 2017, there were fewer than 9,000 American troops in Afghanistan. By early summer 2017, troop levels increased by about 50%; there were no formal plans to withdraw. In August 2019, the Taliban planned to negotiate with the US to reduce troop levels back to where they had been when Trump took office, but Trump canceled the negotiations after a Taliban attack. On 29 February 2020, the United States and the Taliban signed a conditional peace deal in Doha, Qatar, which requires that U.S. troops to withdraw from Afghanistan within 14 months so long as the Taliban cooperates with the terms of the agreement.
Despite the peace agreement between the U.S. and the Taliban, insurgent attacks against Afghan security forces were reported to have surged in the country. In the 45 days after the agreement (between 1 March and 15 April 2020), the Taliban conducted more than 4,500 attacks in Afghanistan, which showed an increase of more than 70% as compared to the same period in the previous year. More than 900 Afghan security forces were killed in the period, up from about 520 in the same period a year earlier. Meanwhile, because of a significant reduction in the number of offensives and airstrikes by Afghan and U.S. forces against the Taliban due to the agreement, Taliban casualties dropped to 610 in the period down from about 1,660 in the same period a year earlier. The Pentagon spokesman, Jonathan Hoffman, said that although the Taliban stopped conducting attacks against the U.S.-led coalition forces in Afghanistan, the violence was still "unacceptably high" and "not conducive to a diplomatic solution." He added: "We have continued to do defensive attacks to help defend our partners in the area and we will continue to do that."
On 22 June 2020, Afghanistan reported its "bloodiest week in 19 years," during which 291 members of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) were killed and 550 others wounded in 422 attacks carried out by the Taliban. At least 42 civilians, including women and children, were also killed and 105 others wounded by the Taliban across 18 provinces. During the week, the Taliban kidnapped 60 civilians in the central province of Daykundi.
On July 1, 2020, the U.S. House Armed Services Committee overwhelmingly voted in favor of a National Defense Authorization Act amendment to restrict President Trump's ability to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
After a contested 2019 presidential election results in a spike in instability from 2020 to 2022, the Uzbek nationalist Junbish organization along with the Afghan National Army - both led by Marshal Abdul Rashid Dostum at the time - install the former Vice President in a bloodless coup through threat of force and violence. Afghan President Dostum immediately after declares war on Pakistan, with massive troop buildup along the Durand Line over the next several years. The resultant conflict - escalating at a time that Russia was claiming more territory in Europe, China was collapsing and India was expanding - would involve Pakistan, India and Afghanistan, and result in the deaths of between 5.3 and 6.1 million and set the region back decades. The timing of the start of this row between Afghan and Pak governments is key, as not only does it uncover Dostum's potential role as a Russian spy, it also exposes the entire Uzbek military-industrial complex as a Russian shell organization posing as a national security state apparatus.
Various governments and regimes both authoritarian and democratic, and everywhere in between, would come to rule Afghanistan between 2030 and 2100. The effects of the climate singularity crisis of the mid-21st-early-22nd century would see the population plunge from over 45 million to under 20 in less than a decade between 2055 and 2063, and the following decades would see its government further radicalize, particularly with the inevitable rise of Turkish-Eurasian influence in the region by the 2090's, Allied member-states are forced to abandon their campaign against the extremists in Afghanistan, as the country's further and further reliance upon Eurasian economic ties effectively shuts the West out with brute force. The Afghan War is a failure of massive proportions, lasting for just shy of a century, and results in the irreversible disappearance of the United States, Russia, Europe, China and Asia as they were once known to our planet.
Beginning Conflicts (2014–2020)
- See: Balkan Emergency, February Crisis, 2020 U.S. presidential election, War in Egypt, British Insurgencies, Ed Markey, Donald J. Trump, Ted R. Cruz, North America, Terrorism, & JaF
Yemeni Civil War (2015–2026)
The Yemeni Civil War lasted for 11 years between two factions: the Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi led Yemeni government and the Houthi armed movement, along with their supporters and allies. Both claimed to constitute the official government of Yemen, with the Saudi-led faction seizing power in 2026.
Houthi forces currently controlled the capital Sanaʽa from 2015 to 2026, allied with forces loyal to the former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, and clashed with the forces loyal to Hadi who were based in Aden. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant also carried out attacks during this time, with AQAP controlling swathes of territory in the hinterlands, and along stretches of the coast. Concurrently, the Hadi government warred with UAE forces as a result of UAE military measures such as the United Arab Emirates takeover of Socotra and UAE-backed STC takeover of Aden.
On 21 March 2015, after taking over Sanaʽa and the Yemeni government, the Houthi-led Supreme Revolutionary Committee declared a general mobilization to overthrow Hadi and expand their control by driving into southern provinces. The Houthi offensive, allied with military forces loyal to Saleh, began fighting the next day in Lahij Governorate. By 25 March, Lahij fell to the Houthis and they reached the outskirts of Aden, the seat of power for Hadi's government. Hadi fled the country the same day.
Concurrently, a coalition led by Saudi Arabia launched military operations into the late 2020's by using air strikes to restore the former Yemeni government. The United States provided intelligence and logistical support for the campaign. According to ACLED, over 400,000 people were killed in Yemen, including more than 50,000 civilians, as well as estimates of more than 200,000 dead as a result of an ongoing famine due to the war.
The conflict was largely an extension of the Middle-Eastern cold war and as a means to combat Iranian influence in the region. In 2018, the United Nations warned that 13 million Yemeni civilians face starvation in what it says could become "the worst famine in the world in 100 years (and this prediction would be realized by 2060, decades earlier)."
The international community sharply condemned the Saudi Arabian-led bombing campaign, which has included widespread bombing of civilian areas. The bombing campaign killed or injured an estimated 47,729 civilians as of March 2026 according to the Yemen Data Project. Despite this, the crisis only began to gain as much international media attention as the Syrian Civil War a mere 5-6 years before the conclusion of hostilities.
The US has provided bombs to aid the Saudi forces and airstrikes in Yemen. In March 2019, this led the United States Senate to pass a resolution to end US support of Saudi Arabia. It has since been vetoed by President of the United States Donald Trump, and in May 2019, the Senate failed to override the veto.
The United Nations Development Programme published a report in September 2019 that said if the war continued there would be catastrophic consequences. This was largely realized when Yemen became the poorest country in the world, with 79% of the population living below the poverty line and 65% in extreme poverty on 18 October 2020.
Years Later (C. 2020–2024)
Circa 2020-2024 – After the virtual extinction of ISIL (Islamic State) in late 2018, the Sunni Army of Conquest active in Syria during the Civil War also ceases to exist. In its place, Hezbollah Al-Hejaz, HTS and other Sunni and Shia militant groups fill the vacuum and combine to form the jihadist-militant network, organization, and radical cult-like following known as Jundallah al-Fatah – لله الفتح جيش – (God’s Army of Conquest), or JaF. Although JaF is formed out of primarily Arab jihadists from the Levant and the Maghreb, roughly 60% Sunni, it receives a majority of its fighters over time from Pashtunwali and other Pashtun-affiliated organizations. JaF cells emerge throughout the next two years in Egypt, Algeria, Syria, Iraq, Tunisia and Morocco, although the first to emerge – Jundallah al-Fatah in Libya – is destroyed two years after its emergence. The immediate rise-to-power of the Iraqi, Moroccan and Syrian cells implicates Iran in the eyes of many Republicans, however (although several years earlier it had been confirmed Iran was a mere proxy for a North Korean 'shadow war' against Israel). But the JaF cell in Egypt quickly escalates into a War in Egypt when it becomes clear that it is in fact the North Korean and Moroccan regimes supporting the God’s Army of Conquest jihadists on top of a vast interconnected network of extremist militant groups all running their supplies and skunk works out of the country and neighboring Spanish Ceuta which - despite the presence of non-Muslim terrorist groups - all converge with a single-minded determination and common goal; destroy the United States and the West as a whole.
The continued presence of the IS-like Jihadists in the region facilitates the growing view around the world of the Middle-East as a frozen conflict zone much like the Korean Peninsula, as well as continued US presence in the region. Many attempts are made to limit US presence via UN-mandated EUFOR and Europol alongside UN Peacekeepers and Volunteers. The size and strength of Eurocorp, EUFOR, Europol and the UN Peacekeepers and employees expand overall throughout the next two years, and as a result the United States Armed Forces are able to more aptly focus their attention elsewhere. This causes an abrupt freeze in relations between Brussels and Washington, with President Trump reiterating his support of an ‘exceptionality clause’ regarding the U.S. Military’s ‘freedom-of-movement’ with regard to international crises – a viewpoint originally espoused by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Although tensions remain high between the U.S. and the EU for the foreseeable future (at least to the end of President Trump’s tenure as POTUS), they don’t escalate beyond threats of mutual sanctions, and remain stagnant – hindering Western military cooperation and enabling North Korea and the Jihadists. Due to ongoing domestic tensions, Trump's and Biden's successor - Democratic President Kamala Harris - is unable to repair relations with Europe before the next crisis, which sees her successor - former-Secretary of State John Kerry - escalate tensions by openly siding with Libyan General Khalifa Haftar, Egyptian dictator Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Jundallah al-Fatah in the Sinai to establish an anti-Pakistan Libyan regime and accelerate the Indo-Pakistani proxy war in Egypt, leading to the eventual collapse of US influence in the region.
Throughout the late 2010’s, starting in 2016, Latin American and Middle-Eastern countries began to fall under Madrid's and Moscow's sphere of influence, which is legitimized by U.S. President Donald Trump's 2019 troop-withdrawal and the subsequent Turkish Invasion of Rojava. While Trump’s presidency is kept in check by his Vice President and the American public – the populist President’s victory emboldens both populists and ultranationalists across Europe and America, most prominently in the corruption-ridden countries of Argentina and Chile, as well as encouraging North Korea's accelerated nuclear weapons program through 2017 and 2018. In 2019 Ukraine's incumbent president Petro Poroshenko is defeated by populist insurgent Yulia Tymoshenko, whose ties to former Russian President Vladimir Putin in time materialize in further isolationist and ultranationalist foreign policy. In the 2024 Russian presidential elections, incumbent President Vladimir V. Putin is defeated by an insurgent rival within his United Russia party, bringing an abrupt and unexpected end to his decades-long reign over Russia. Although the Presidency is reclaimed by a more moderate politician, a new generation of oligarchs with connections to the infamous PMC “Wagner Group” seizes power in Moscow, particularly the State Duma, and the Federation Council and with the Chairman of the Federation Council, subtly influencing the policies of the new Russian President. The Brexit referendum also begins a balkanization process of the United Kingdom – in time, resulting in its collapse, and the emergence of a rogue England.
In addition, the federal deficit of the United States risking a global economy-crashing default forces to sell their recently-decommissioned flagship - among the most powerful naval warfare vessels on Earth - to China, and in the wake of the Four States Conflict, this vessel eventually transitions into Russian control, and then - following the collapse of the Putin regime, Argentina. A period of tensions – involving riots, congressional filibusters, and even border skirmishes – lasts for 3 months before Argentina finally capitulate and give into Chilean demands. With the carrier falling under the shared jurisdiction of Russia and Latin America, right-wing terrorists had been given potential access to one of the most powerful weapons of warfare in human history.
The Era of U.S. Supremacy was over – the Era of Global Ultranationalism had come. With extremism on the rise within the Middle-East and the ultra-militarization of the navy of Chile and Latin America as a whole - not to mention the rise of autonomous weapon systems explicitly violating the Geneva Conventions in the former-Yugoslavia and the Baltics, the EU begin to point the finger at President Trump’s warmongering and “seeming disconnect from reality” as being the primary culprit for the return of extremist war states, tensions, political and civil unrest, and the growing lack of respect for the European Union as a political entity – but most of all (not withstanding opening the case for serious consideration of American imperialism) – for the resurgence of Ultranationalists.
2020 U.S. Presidential election
After Trump's impeachment on 31 December, 2019 amid devastating revelations from the Mueller special counsel implicating then-Candidate Trump in witness tampering and abuse of power in the Russia investigation, as well as soliciting foreign intervention in the 2020 election, the GOP Republican Party suffers crushing unpopularity. President Trump presses on with his reelection campaign nevertheless, and - seeing opportunity - former-NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg, the 9th-wealthiest billionaire on earth, decides to run for President in 2020 against Democratic contenders including former-Vice President Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and several others. Biden consolidates his lead, but Bloomberg eventually gains on Warren and Buttigieg in the Super Tuesday states by January 2020 as a former-Republican neoconservative alternative to the centre-left general election candidate Biden, while Sanders and Warren focus their populist campaigns on taking on the billionaire class and Wall Street. Bloomberg explodes from a low-mid-tier candidate at the end of 2018 to neck-in-neck with the other presumed front-runners Sanders and Biden, running to the right of Presumptive Nominee Joe Biden's centre-left and far to the right of the Sanders-Warren wing's calls for a radical restructuring; while focusing on fighting against 'socialism' and pushing stringent gun control policies.
The 2020 primary begins with narrow wins for former-South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg in Iowa and New Hampshire on 3 and 11 February respectively. Buttigieg's early exit-polling gives him a clear lead in delegates and popular vote in the first three states, a Quixotic narrative which ends abruptly at Biden's firewall in South Carolina, with the former VP crushing the competition there wherein Warren is the only other candidate viable for delegates from the state. With the VP attaining a slight victory in the early voting period - attaining 56 of the 155 pre-Super Tuesday pledged delegates, Buttigieg wins New Hampshire with 10 of 24 delegates and 35.4% of the vote. Senator Warren, by comparison, does not win a state but finishes a mere 2.5% behind Buttigieg in Iowa, statistically tied for first with the former Mayor, one delegate ahead, and Biden she herself eclipses by approximately 2.5% and one delegate (delegate readjustment adds 1 delegate to Biden's total, 4 to Warren's and 5 to Buttigieg's, while Sanders's and Klobuchar's remain static).
Senators Warren and Sanders attain 20 and 12 delegates respectively, but fail to shake the former-VP - finishing an extremely close third in Nevada and steamrolling in South Carolina, wherein he doubles his next-closest competitor in the state - Elizabeth Warren, with 39 and 15 delegates respectively. Biden wins South Carolina and surges in Nevada with 52.8 and 28.8% of the vote respectively and a collective 48 delegates from those contests. With Buttigieg as the surprise runner-up, and Warren eclipsing Bernie Sanders in the shadow primary for the mantle of the progressive wing of the party (Sanders would drop out after Super Tuesday, but remains on the ballot throughout the primary), the relitigation of the 2016 Democratic primary begins in earnest - with Biden launching scathing attacks against both Sens. Sanders and Warren, but additionally, with his surging poll numbers in the Super Tuesday states, Mike Bloomberg - whom the Biden camp characterize as an "oligarchic threat to democracy as we know it". With the lines in the sand drawn, the 2020 primary appears set to be even nastier than its predecessor. Biden, Warren and Buttigieg head into the Democratic Super Tuesday nominating contests as the top 3 candidates (in that order) with Sanders and Klobuchar a distant fourth and fifth place (12 and 1 delegates respectively); Michael Bennet, Tulsi Gabbard and Deval Patrick dropping out after failing to place in the New Hampshire primary.
In addition to facing attacks from all angles on the eve of 3 March 2020, out of the first three races to be called on Super Tuesday, zero are Biden or Bloomberg victories, immediately hurling the Democratic establishment into vitriol and smear campaigns against Warren - who wins Maine and Massachusetts in blowouts. Senator Sanders wins in Vermont and Utah with Warren carrying Maine, yet Bloomberg and Biden win the next states to be called that night; with Oklahoma and Arkansas going to the former and Alabama to the latter by a wide margin. However, Biden begins to show weakness in North Carolina, only narrowly defeating Bloomberg who begins to show, later debunked, signs of cutting in on his support among African-Americans. This is further amplified when Buttigieg picks up Colorado, and Klobuchar picks up her home state of Minnesota - which appears to add another nail into the Biden campaign's unity coffin. Biden wins in the larger contests of North Carolina and Virginia, shoring up his centrist base on the hour of a victory that is almost immediately undercut by a poll showing Buttigieg leading in California, projected to win 200 delegates, and Bloomberg leading among establishment Dems and former-Republican voters. Although Buttigieg edges out Biden on ST by 26 pledged delegates, he is seen as a weak front-runner, with Bloomberg overperforming and winning Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas - and a contested convention was made all but certain, and a Biden victory all but otherwise.
Although Warren hurt Bloomberg in the previous debate, the final pre-Super Tuesday face-off and the debate immediately following see the former Mayor hold his own and make a comeback respectively turning Warren’s populist campaign against her, playing to fears about Trump’s reelection. A major difference between the former and the latter, however, is him turning his guns on Biden – claiming that Warren, and Sanders before him, had “gotten into his head,” about ‘socialism,’ and made him betray his morals, portraying Biden as an easy defeat for Donald Trump. This hurts Biden in the subsequent contests, wherein he is absolutely curbstomped by Bloomberg in Florida, and both Bloomberg ‘and’ Buttigieg in Ohio. Even in Illinois, Buttigieg manages to edge him out, and in Arizona he fails to even qualify for delegates. Biden points to the coronavirus affecting voters in Ohio, and lambasts the Republican leadership in the state as “voter suppression” intended to help Bloomberg, who Trump – rightly or wrongly – perceives as an easier general election opponent than the former Vice President. Biden manages to keep himself afloat in subsequent competitions, maintaining sizable victories in his home state of Delaware, Kentucky, Louisiana, Georgia and throughout the Deep South, as well as edging Bloomberg in New Jersey, and effectively tying the billionaire in Pennsylvania and Michigan. Buttigieg drops out after Biden loses in Connecticut to Mike Bloomberg by a little over a percent, campaigning to nominate him as the right choice to beat Donald Trump - a move seen as galvanizing the faction now led by Warren, who was hurtling through contests in the Northwest with a crushing momentum surpassing that of even her predecessor’s 2016 campaign. Other than Pennsylvania, however, Bloomberg’s $ billions-backed general election juggernaut steamrolls where it counts, running the tables in the large states of Florida, New York, Maryland, Wisconsin and even running neck-and-neck with Biden in New Jersey and even Pennsylvania.
By the end of spring and beginning of summer 2020, a contested convention was inevitable, with a mere 336 pledged delegates and 787 total remaining and Bloomberg’s Buttigieg-bounce outpacing Biden by only 704 delegates and Warren a strong third at over 800 pledged delegates. All three remaining candidates pivot to the general election and why they should be nominated at the convention (or, in Warren’s case, why Bloomberg shouldn't be the nominee). Warren drops out on the morning of the Nebraska and West Virginia primaries – which Warren herself and Biden win respectively. Biden wins in Kentucky, South Dakota and the District of Columbia, Warren (posthumously) in Montana, and the rest go to Bloomberg by various margins, further strengthening Bloomberg’s radical anti-Progressive, pro-security state base, which he solidifies by selected former-Nominee, FLOTUS, Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as his running-mate. Instead of invoking memories of the Obama administration among Democrats, this strategy backfires; resuscitating the Clinton-Sanders schism and leaving Bloomberg with stalking horse-shaped egg on his face.
Going into the convention as quite possibly one of the weakest front-runners in American history, but also up against a diverse coalition spearheaded by his nearest competitors Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren resembling that of the Obama Coalition of 2008, but younger and even more ethnically diverse; Biden and Warren forming an unlikely alliance of convenience against a doubling, tripling and quadrupling-down horrifically-out of touch oligarchic establishment more clearly and transparently on the payroll of big banks, oilmen and arms dealers - but what truly delivered Warren the strong hand she played at the convention was her ability to forgo special interests and SuperPACs, entirely grassroots-funding her campaign and the kingmaker role played by her incredibly powerful third-place finish (Sanders would begin actively campaigning for Warren until she drops out herself a month before the Convention was scheduled to begin, primarily self-quarantining from CoViD-19).
Although most historians agree that the second American Civil War was officially underway when the fascist Blue Lives Matter pro-Police movement founded in reactionary response to the Black Lives Matter activist movement, widespread violence erupted in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - a state won by Sen. Sanders 2016 and narrowly lost by Sen. Warren in 2020, after doctored images are circulated showing Sens. Booker, Brown, Gillibrand, Harris, Hirono, Markey, Merkley, Sanders and Warren - the most progressive leaders in Washington at the time - meeting the shooter of the police officers in Ferguson in 2014. BLM originated from the African-American community in protest of the corruption by the Sanford Police Department in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. After police officers were shot in the 2014 Ferguson riots over two years after the shooting of Martin, and in the first widespread civil unrest of its scale seen since the 1992 LA unrest in which the National Guard was called in, the crisis would escalate with the police murder of Freddie Gray, resulting in the widespread 2015 Baltimore protests. Attempting to capitalize on the unrest unfolding between police and Sanders/Warren activists in states across the country, Bloomberg-Clinton rolls out an old Iowa strategy initially used by Biden against Sanders to attack Sanders (and thus the Biden-Warren coalition) on gun control and attempts to connect Biden to the NRA and portray the Bloomberg-Clinton ticket as the "true law and order" candidate to prosecute Trump through the power of the national security state, and protect the country from the "Russian threat", charging that Bernie and Warren are the reverse - susceptible to Russian-backed efforts.
Not even halfway through the Convention, a fight had broken out on the second morning of the DNC in Milwaukee's Fiserv Forum - something until then only seen in second and third-world countries infested with corruption. Over the next 48 hours, exacerbated by the current President, an American political nightmare unfolds. Biden blankets the country with Anti-Bloomberg ads, bombarding the Democratic establishment with evidence of their connections to Big Oil, the Bush administration, and Brazil's Bolsonaro, all Democratic senators, delegates and representatives happening to hail almost exclusively from U.S. states where Bloomberg performed strongly or won (particularly Florida, Donald Trump’s home state). Warren pools her impressive campaign chest to join in on the battering of the Bloomberg-Clinton campaign, running ads featuring liberal activist Michael Moore's past and recent criticisms of then-President Obama's handling of the then-ongoing Flint water crisis, which she connects to Hillary Clinton (and thus Bloomberg) who was Secretary of State when Gov. Snyder won the 2010 Michigan Gubernatorial election. This hurts Warren's standing among DNC insiders and the Biden team, drawing a rebuke from Biden himself in an interview broadside against all of his opponents, in an infamous gaffe-filled MSNBC interview (which would have hurt him in any other instance had it not been for the crushing unpopularity of the presumptive nominee). The establishment media-industrial complex embedded in the Democratic Party digs in its heels, viciously lambasting and pillorying Elizabeth Warren, Michael Moore, Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard, Jimmy Dore, Kyle Kulinski, Cenk Uygur and The Young Turks of being a "Vast Russian electioneering operation" with no evidence, despite the glaring mountains of evidence of Kremlin-Trump connections.
With Bloomberg and Biden in a statistical tie for pledged delegates apart by only about 700 delegates (a mere 12% of the total delegates pledged and otherwise), and Warren behind Biden by not even 300 with 833 pledged delegates - more than enough to put one or the other over the top - the establishment begins devolving into hysterics, resorting to cheap hit-pieces and bankrolling opposition movements across the country funded by the C.A.P. and notoriously pro-Wall Street, pro-Corporation Third Way think-tank. Biden, Warren and Sanders coordinate their campaigns in the lead up to the convention in Milwaukee, zeroing in on the flaw in the Bloomberg campaign's weaponizing of Russiagate: chiefly that the Kremlin would have no reason to back an insurgent Vice-Presidential candidate (Warren a leading favorite alongside former-UN Ambassador Susan Rice and Sen. Harris) when they already have one in the White House at the Chief Executive reigns of power, turning the argument back on them that they are inadvertently aiding Russia and Trump themselves by focusing and distorting the facts over a single event in a wider time-frame. The utter failure to capitalize and maintain grips on the facts unlike in 2016 expose the true "Blue Trump" counterpart extremists to the incumbent President - the Democratic establishment. Furthermore; as Biden came closer to locking up the nomination, former-President Obama himself would take fire from a unique conservative-liberal alliance of media corporation operatives, the latter an extreme neoliberal corporate centrist who enthusiastically endorsed Amy Klobuchar in a New York Times op-ed and fiercely defended the content of Clinton's emails in 2016. As Biden and Obama pivot left, at least on the domestic front, the old fissures of the 2008 Obama-Clinton primary begin to resurface, with Hillary Clinton herself going so far as to accuse Trump and the Left of being part of a "toolkit" used by the Chinese and Russians, and that Biden wasn't "one of them at the time " but stopping short of Bloomberg's full charge.
Bloomberg’s operatives and rogue pledged delegates in the DNC manage to purge and/or hide voter rolls in and steal the states of Ohio and Arizona from Biden in the first round of voting, but this is off-set by Warren's delegates defecting to former-Vice President Biden, who follows behind Bloomberg with roughly 1,100 pledged delegates and argues that Bloomberg’s own record of misogyny and racism weakens him in the general election. The attacks levied against Biden and others are suspiciously absent in the face of Bloomberg's defiance, with ties between Hillary Clinton and the former Mayor revealed in a deal to try to get her at the top of the ticket and Bloomberg as Vice President. In the second round of voting on the third day the superdelegates refuse to budge, continuing to discuss behind the scenes with Bloomberg. This inversely effects the third round of voting... in which Biden finishes ahead of Bloomberg with 1,862 delegates to the former Mayor’s 1,573. Sen. Warren had released her delegates, which put Biden in the lead, while all other support had gone for Biden as well. And still it wasn't enough. Still, the superdelegates do not relent - drawing the ire of the Democratic Party writ-large. The DNC choose to go ahead and nominate a Biden for president, despite lacking the 1,990 delegates needed. Joe Biden pledges to pick a woman of color, choosing Sen. Harris over Clinton-favorite, former-Ambassador Rice. The response from Third Way and Clintonworld to the one-two punch is swift and relentless. Bloomberg-Clinton declare an Independent third-party run, with backing from Third Way and the CAP, in addition to suspicious wire transfers traced back to Brazil and Argentina. Needless to say, the Bloomberg machine whirs to life - going back on his pledge to spend $1 billion to defeat Trump to instead relentlessly campaign for his reelection by ruthlessly attacking the Democratic Party as a whole and "join the resistance" with himself and Hillary Clinton. Despite the funding and inundation of media with their advertising, the Bloomberg-Clinton independent campaign fails to collect more than 2% in the national polling average, a distant third-place tie with the Green Party. A few weeks after the Bloomberg-Clinton polling collapse, the Libertarian Party endorse Joe Biden as their nominee for President of the United States, effectively ending any and all potential for a third-party spoiler campaign against Donald Trump.
After the Republican capitulation in 2021 in all states holding gubernatorial and legislative elections to Democrats, Senator Cruz and Donald Trump declare the 2020 Republican primaries and 2021 local elections illegitimate, rigged and that he himself is the rightful President, and Trump refuses to leave office. Trump – in an effort to “preserve the absolutely important law and order of the United States of America” – initiates a section of George W. Bush’s Presidential Directive 51 through “executive order”, declaring a No-Fly Zone over Manhattan and Texas, and the Republican Party and the President initiate the most widely-sweeping accumulation of power in the history of the Office of the President. Seen as the underdog, a "pragmatic progressive", and a challenger to the corporate oligarchy powered by the terrifyingly-One-Party Administration of President Trump; the California Senator and former-Vice President – between the two of them – attract the largest voting bloc in American History, surpassing that of even the world-renown campaigns of Sanders in 2016 and Obama in 2008, at a time in the country’s history where the government was becoming dangerously close to becoming a One-Party Dictatorship.
To add the final capstone on their Independence Front, Biden and Harris unite their ticket, and form a new political party and movement, unlike anything before seen in history, proceeding forth easily under record-high disapproval with the withering and horrifically-corrupt Presidency of Trump.
The Second American Civil War is declared – from 2022 to 2024 – with Texas (whose votes delivered a popular vote victory to President Trump similar to Clinton’s California popular vote victory in 2016, despite losing the Electoral College to Biden in November 2020) declaring independence from the United States and declaring Donald Trump the rightful President-elect of the United States, and New York attempting to do the same but supporting the legitimacy of Clinton instead, claiming she was the rightful President on 11/8/16. This eventually results in a heightened period of civil unrest in New England, Manhattan and the surrounding New York Metropolitan Area due to the high concentration of both pro-Trump and anti-Trump demographics. The Governor of New York – Hillary Clinton – spearheads a union of local Democratic government officials along with the Pentagon and the FBI to preserve the unity and economy of the region, even if it meant secession. Upon the horizon of the 2024 presidential election – fearing escalation and doom in a period of heightened emotions – American Civil War II quickly transforms into an American Cold War, with the battle lines drawn between the U.S. and the emerging separatist factions in Texas, New England and the Manhattan-NYC Region. After Biden’s collapse in early 2022 and Harris ascending to the presidency and selecting Joe Kennedy III's 2020 rival Ed Markey as VP, corporate media and New York City come down hard on the first Black female President of the United States, whom they accuse of sabotaging and hijacking the Biden presidency after accepting the VP nomination and acting as a "Trojan horse" for then-Senator Markey's selection as Vice President, which seen as a 'slight' against Clinton, Pelosi and the establishment and a gesture of preference for the "Bernie Bros" and "Trumpism" over her and the corporate Democrats like Biden, and simultaneously the Republicans jump in - accusing the President of a 'Chinese-Communist coup' - and are raucously supported by the former-Rebel Southern states across the former-Confederacy. With both the Trump-led Republicans, and Clinton-led Democrats, attacking viciously Acting-President Harris and Vice President Markey - they find themselves strangely allied on the eve of the 2024 elections and the increasingly polarized narrative between the partially-recognized autonomous regions.
New York City, California and Long Island officially become autonomous State Republics supporting an unrecognized President (Clinton) and as they become the unrecognized states of the Republic of Texas, California and the Atlantic State - which begins in Long Island and spreads to Maryland, Mexico is offered a chance via cross-borders referendum to unite with these new countries - which refuses. With each secessionist movement across the world, including in the Americas, rallying in support of Gov. Clinton and the emerging Atlantic American 'rebellion' against Trump and the Democrats, this publicly-broadcast tension at fever-pitch across all walks of life further exacerbates the unrest unfolding in New York City and surrounding populations centers (across New England and the Western United States). NATO and UN peacekeepers supported by France, the United Kingdom, European Union, CIA, and other rogue elements of the U.S. Government rising up against the rogue state, attempt to start a countermovement to the effort to erect the AS-proposed Union between California and Mexico. The Mexican Government, incredibly opposed to the movement to create a union between itself, California and surrounding states in opposition to Texas (and by extension with Texas and the South against California) - mainly in the countries of China, the Arab League, Saudi Arabia, and the Pacific Commonwealth Nations - vehemently and exuberantly full-throatedly supports the counter-effort by the US intelligence community and UN to stop Clinton, Cruz and the Separatists in their tracks.
American Cold War
On February 3rd, 2025, Vice President Markey's and the president's supporters’ hopes and dreams are shattered when the President and recently-elected House Speaker Ocasio-Cortez are assassinated after winning reelection. Although the wise leadership and steady hand of the Harris-Markey ticket had bested the Christian nationalist and establishment-backed Trump-Cruz ticket, kept the hounds of war at bay and maintained U.S. preeminence over the continent, in the blink of an eye, it was history. The government is shut down by an ad-hoc international criminal probe into the US government itself – after evidence emerges that Harris'spredecessor Biden and Defense Secretary Gabbard (who both appeared to have died of natural causes) were also assassinated by polonium poisoning. A radical sect of Jundallah al-Fatah based out of Morocco and the neo-fascist Wagner Group of the Balkans & former-USSR both claim responsibility, but a DOJ investigation launched immediately finds that elements of Wall Street – perhaps even an individual within the administration itself – may have been cooperating with the terrorists... with most of the blame going to Markey and the progressives. The DOJ reports to the ICC, and the White House and Congress fall under a joint ICC-Interpol investigation, wherein the conclusion is unanimous – within the Security Council – former-Secretaries of State and newly-appointed Acting President and Vice President John Kerry and Hillary Clinton would serve as Interim President until the situation is declared safe to allow the transition of power to resume normally. As Kerry steps up to serve in the interim, for at least for the few months it would take to allow the Federal Government to continue functioning in a normal manner, he immediately seizes absolute power.
Vice President Markey inherits a movement of supporters who, having lost a President, Jesse Ventura in 2024 to the Cruz and Trump campaigns and Bernie in 2016 to the superdelegates and Wall Street, were utterly defiant and infuriated at having Markey – whom they refuse to recognize as anything else other than President – receiving insult in addition to injury as they watch a coup unfold in Washington, and begin moves to erect an impenetrable resistance effort that would last for many years – and even decades – into the future. Having a face for the movement – which eventually grows beyond America to many nations, and becomes known as the Independence Front – one with the charisma, wisdom and leadership of a President, not to mention combined with a convincing argument that he is the rightful President of the United States of America (one of the best arguments and fact-based claims a politician could have in the realm of geopolitics, especially when your political opponent is the infamous Secretary of State John Kerry and former-First Lady Hillary Clinton, the most tyrannical presidency in American history) helps cement the Independence Front and future-President Ed Markey into the chronicles of American and World History.
Premier, President and Chairman of the Atlantic State is the new executive position that Kerry creates, essentially for himself. Under the guise of a “failsafe” – should the “New World Order” as he calls it attempt to ‘illegally’ wrest the power of the Presidency from his hands – Kerry - at the behest of Clinton - invokes George W. Bush’s “Presidential Directive 51” and the PATRIOT Act to justify his unification of legislative and judicial powers with the Executive Branch and his assumption of direct command over the Executive Branch law enforcement and the NYPD. To further ‘legitimize’ his cause, he even lays out the territory that would be controlled by his newly-empowered Presidency should the cause for it come into fruition – a ‘non-aligned state zone’ encompassing the territory of the so-called 'Atlantic State' established by Governor Clinton; and in the event that civil unrest hit a breaking point, the entirety of this “Megaregion” could be ‘shut down’ by the Department of Homeland Security, NSA, NYPD and various other paramilitary organizations.
This division on the continent would also spark the low-level Insurgency in the American West perpetuated by secessionist movements spearheaded by the LAPD (which would in time become more of an autonomous domestic terrorist organization than a law enforcement police department exploited by the Russian-backed political entity encompassing the nations of Mexico, Cuba and Central America that would eventually come to be known as North America). Besides the War in Central America and the Caribbean Crisis, this insurgency would be the main conflict of the American Cold War.
War in Central America
The Atlantic State - although by this point in time still an unrecognized secessionist movement within the United States - would in time fuse New Jersey and secessionists in Manhattan, the Delaware and the District of Columbia and influence the increased autonomy of California, thereafter joining NATO in opposition to the Clinton-led secessionists. California would reunify with the secessionist territories of the Baja Californian peninsula - which would later inspire independence and autonomy movements in Yucatan, Campeche, Quintana Roo, Veracruz, New Leon, Coahuila, Tamaulipas and Zacatecas - effectively toppling Mexico. The response to the Mexican President's appeasement of President Kerry is disastrous, and results in Guatemala and California occupying large swathes of Northwestern and Southeastern Mexico. The government is overthrown and replaced with a Pro-Guatemalan military government, the current government in Guatemala City led by President Enrique Salazar, a native-born Guatemalan of European descent. All secessionist states, except Baja California, are unrecognized and the secessionist movements are categorized as criminals and even terrorists in the case of the Zacatecas uprising. With Guatemala, California, and Mexico - supported by El Salvador, Nicaragua, Argentina and Chile - signing the Articles of Allegiance, establishing the North American Alliance (retrospectively simply referred to as "North America"), a single military force is erected that all the member-states would share and be retroactively united underneath. Although these countries' attempts to form a strong military resistance to the Texas juggernaut had noble intent for the most part, it would result in the Argentinians, Chileans and Atlantic State merely utilizing this into simply another imperialist push of regional, intercontinental military aggression. Most of these countries would in time fall under Argentine or Chilean purview, or be annexed by the North American superstate.
Although dominant in the region, the home-field advantage topped with the technological and stealth edge of the U.S. air force offer more than a match for the heavily-equipped North American-backed paramilitary and armed forces of the countries of Mexico, Central America and Cuba - despite their superiority in man- and firepower. The North American state was spearheaded by California and consisted of Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alaska and the Yukon territory. The Upper Midwest spearheaded by Michigan annexes Montana, Wyoming, Iowa and Nebraska. Colorado annexes Kansas. While Illinois, Ohio and Arizona absorb Missouri, Indiana and New Mexico respectively after internal conflict - with the U.S. emerging victorious in the former two conflicts, and insurgent secessionist paramilitary in the latter. The neo-confederate state of 'Dixon' emerges from the former states of Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, and the states of Utah, Idaho and Nevada merge into the theocratic democracy of 'Mormon America,' while Oklahoma and Florida change control frequently between the U.S. and the Texan-Dixie front. The NYC-area Atlantic State remains fickle - and non-allied - for the most part.
The rise of Fascist Argentine and far-right extremism in the region, and the political crisis involving the CIA, UK, UN and Italy immediately hurls the government into further chaos. The Capitol is closed to meetings, making it impossible for Washington to legislate. The U.S. suspends its NATO membership as President Kerry begins a nationwide crackdown on dissent and Muslim populations. Kerry’s withdrawal of the U.S. from NATO brings attention to his worryingly close relationship to businessman Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, the Atlantic State and Italian President De Luca. There is also murmuring among governors, local and U.S. state government that the governments of the anti-NATO North and Latin American, Catholic-majority countries were cooperating with Trump and controlling Kerry and the AS to ban the interim administration in Baltimore involving the UN, unshackle Wall Street from their surveillance, and balkanize the United States. All across Europe, war drills are ran in preparation for a potential direct attack on NATO Europe by the intercontinental power bloc – Argentina, Chile and the Union State representing the most threatening adversary since Nazi Germany.The unrest in D.C. and Maryland reverberates throughout the AS, sending the unrecognized American country into a political crisis of its own. North America offers to recognize the independence of the A.S., should it agree to join North America's 'Federation of Union State Republics,'. The U.S. and NATO respond with outrage, and amid the international diplomatic melee Maryland's Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area declares support of the United Nations and the United States, despite being claimed as the new capitol of the A.S. and the United States (similar to Berlin during the division of West and East Germany during the Cold War), and under the iron-fist autocratic rule of Kerry and New York City. Most of the physical opposition is undertaken by the Independence Front and armed backers of Constitutionalism, particularly the Michigan Militia Corps., Missouri Militia,Citizen Militia, the Idaho Light-Foot Militia, III% Movement, Oath-Keepers and the Patriot and Christian Patriot movements. Although, when it became evident that the U.S. was siding with the UN and NATO peacekeeping on US soil, a large number of the Oath Keepers and Patriots would side with Kerry, the Atlantic State and Co-Sector against the US Loyalists, resulting in massive infighting and a "civil war within a civil war", leading to practically-indiscernible fault lines of loyalty and faction at times as the region descended into chaos. The North American-backed AZBR-Autodefensas in New Mexico and Texas Militia led by Gov.-Gen. George W. Bush would frequently engage in border skirmishes and play both sides of the state government and military in New Mexico, while the Pennsylvanian Military Reserve and the New York Light Foots also experienced periodic internal conflict and defections. Despite California's status as a U.S. state was at this point contested - at best - and the close proximity of the new rogue state, these events proved that the true threat lay within the U.S. very borders. And the evidence was beginning to point to the other American state that recently attained a tenuous independence recognition itself.
After the attack on Jeju Island, the growing threat from Russia and the Union State prompts a coalition in Westminster led by the Scottish delegation, with support from Ireland, to press Britain to relocate 30% of its Air Force, granting Scotland over 290 aircraft (85 planes and 131 helicopters) total. Scotland also gets a third of the UK’s Tanks (134), Armored Fighting Vehicles (1,962), SPG’s (29), Towed Artillery (45), Rocket Projectors (13), as well as 24 surface vessels including a Queen Elizabeth-class supercarrier (with another 6 advanced corvettes under-construction), north to British bases in Scotland at Military Bases Lossiemouth, Faslane and Clyde and the entirety of the British reserve forces are brought online, bringing the total number of active military forces in the United Kingdom to 240,050 soldiers – including Scottish forces based overseas in Canada who express solidarity in the mutual defense of Scotland from Russia, China or pan-Latin ultra-nationalists – and of that a total of 27,680 soldiers pledge allegiance to Scotland and Great Britain (along with a willing-and-able fit manpower of nearly a million), marking a revival in English Ultranationalism a decade after the Brexit referendum to leave the EU shook the foundations of the UK. The presence of a militarily-stable Scotland in possession of such a formidable military force – including the Scottish-run Vanguard-class submarines part of the Trident nuclear programme – elicits fear and paranoia amongst many elite circles in Westminster and the Greater London area at the thought of Scotland attempting to assert their independence from Britain by force – which at this point they were very-well able to do so.
Saber-rattling in the Caribbean between Texas and Communist Cuba prompts a naval standoff between North America and the unrecognized Republic of Texas in the Gulf of Mexico, in which North America and Texas become directly involved against the United States, the latter of which asserts neither has a claim to the region. The U.S. - already stretched thin across the Eastern Seaboard and into the Middle East and Eastern Europe - is able to muster only scattered air strikes on the Island of Cozumel off the coast of Mexico, where Texan forces were establishing artillery and rocketry, likely in an attempt to utilize a nuclear weapon. The Caribbean Campaign involving the Attack on Cozumel and the Battle of Isla de la Juventud, soon sees the Caribbean countries taken advantage of in their state of shock, by imperialist forces in Brasilia, and their secret allies in Baltimore, Los Angeles and New York City. After this information comes to light through the special prosecutors' Kerry-Clinton investigation, ties are severed between the United States and North America, as tensions escalate to the point of ignition along the Californian-U.S. Border.
In an attempt to allay fears among the rebellious Scottish public that London no longer represents the best interests of Britain, Downing St. cooperates with various elements of Belfast and the military/industrial foundation of contractor corporations that reside in Glasgow, to grant the North greater autonomy from the United Kingdom, the initiative spearheaded by a notable friend and close ally of the Chilean President, King of Spain and India's Narendra Modi, Gibraltar native and former-Mayor of Leeds, Lord Pharaoh himself – who had recently come to lead the House of Lords.
In response, the British mainland begins to see political turmoil. Scotland, the second-largest country in the United Kingdom after England, sees Russian and Wagner PMC terrorist attacks and bombings, which begin steering the region into a frozen proxy conflict with U.K. forces. This also causes a strain in relations with Ireland and Britain, the latter currently dominated by the conflict between Scotland and England – a country three times its size and dominated itself by English ultra-nationalists supported by Red Hand Commando sympathizers. Not but a few weeks later a militarized front of paramilitary organizations consisting of a newly-reorganized and sophisticated Ulster Defense Association allied with various other English and English-backed Ulster ethno-nationalists and ultranationalists begins terrorist actions against Scottish Britain similar to that of their Muslim counterparts in the Middle-East. The formerly-United Kingdom had effectively become the new Yugoslavia.
October 7, Unknown Year
Certain elements within the Department of Defense, lying just outside of the jurisdiction of the Joint Chiefs of Staff through cleverly navigated loopholes, go public with the DOD's answer to the North American infiltration of the U.S. Government via President Kerry, and Moscow through Vice President Trump: the Omega Revolution, and their paramilitary arm – Revolutionary Coalition Network – “RECON”. Initially an international intelligence, paramilitary and espionage organization founded in October of 1774, RECON stumbled upon a secret interlocking deep-state of invisible borders – existing between ultra-wealthy from the financial, military, and political sectors – that essentially implicated the three nations of the triangular power structure of the Cold War era (China, the USSR, and America) in an undeniable scandal in which all 3 participated in financial lobbying between these power brokers across the world (primarily in the West) played against each other by the NSA and Japanese Government. During the opening months of 1975, RECON narrowly saved the United States from being destroyed by Soviet nukes (thanks to the assistance of the British government). Between 1963 and 1975, RECON was a disavowed unit of the Pentagon after unearthing this conspiracy. However, after saving the US from extinction a dozen years after their disavowal, the Pentagon decided it was only proper to reestablish RECON a military and managerial heavyweight in the sector, with special powers that could challenge the Intelligence Community and/or the Joint Chiefs of Staff should they accumulate too many that made it impossible for the Legislative branch and Supreme Court to adequately challenge them. The Pentagon and Congress are contacted by UN Human Rights and Operations Officers and a Europol team regarding their eyewitness accounts of a conspiracy being carried out – in conjunction with West Germany and the Imperial Family – under NATO nations and the United States under Presidents Kerry and Trump, as well as the Joint-Chiefs (the latter of which was beginning to resemble a Junta), and that the upper echelons of the organization had been infiltrated by Interpol (which in turn had been infiltrated by the Russians and Japan via Interpol and finance respectively since the 1960’s) in an attempt by the Imperialists to break the EU and hijack NATO’s disillusionment with Atlantic–U.S. President Kerry and utilize the Alliance against the UN.
On October 11 the RECON Ambassador to the Capitol proposes that the US Government investigate NATO and the first ‘Nations of America’ summit, postulating that the NSA and – to a lesser-extent, the IC had infiltrated the bloc and were backed by Russia, pro-DPRK militants within the Communist Party and the Nationalist Party of Allied America against the UN. The proposition goes through Parliament but is vetoed by the President. This sparks a petition in the US to petition the UN to intervene in the "North American–U.S. Conflict," before NATO intervenes, which begins to split the armed forces down the middle, leading to many defecting to such paramilitary organizations like the NYPD, and DHS – both directly controlled by the NSA. This, however, aids RECON in their efforts to push out the current Trump-loyal Joint-Chiefs, and eventually they succeed.
Realizing that they will have to work with the UN, RECON leads a diplomatic mission to the UN General Assembly concerning the complaints of UN officers in question to the Pentagon. Throughout the next several years, the UN Secretariat begins a counter-movement to the Chinese-led initiative to ‘ostensibly dominate’ smaller sovereign nations. This eventually leads to a crisis which results in the United States seat on the Council being contested, after the replacement of Russia with Pakistan and the Pentagon, Congress, and a record-number of the American Populace protest President Kerry and Vice President Clinton, the latter of which becomes the power behind the throne in the wake of the aging Kerry’s ailing physical stamina.
Coincidentally – or not – the Atlantic American State Union of Maryland, New Jersey and Long Island is formally recognized as independent; Secretary-General Hillary Clinton the official Head of State of the A.S., with New York City becoming its Capital. Many people initially suspect the Independence Front to be behind this, but when Hillary Clinton declares herself ‘Vice President of the Atlantic State', the I.F. immediately realizes that their movement had been hijacked by the metropolitan elite and that Hillary Clinton, Donald and Ivanka Trump – along with many others – were working together in the interests of pro-Kerry Texan oil barons and globalists to balkanize the United States and give the country its own version of 1989.
The IF contacts RECON, and the game begins.
"Several Years Later"
November – A decade after the Brexit referendum, English men and women fed up with corruption in London attempt to “continue the Revolution” that began at the end of 2015 with Brexit, but the English government and military dismisses the protests as a Brussels-backed coup attempt. Campaigning for the autonomy of London, the protesters – approximately a million – are met with tear gas, violence and, eventually, militarized responses. Britain descends into a Crisis not seen by Europe since the Russian invasion of Crimea nearly a decade earlier. The British Crisis reverberates throughout Europe, with the West piling the blame onto Moscow, whom they accuse to be the puppet-masters of the incumbent London government. For two months, pro-Britain and Brussels-backed resistance fighters are pounded by the English military in the East of England and the Southwest, ultimately outmatched and outgunned. Unfortunately, the anti-Britain English government consolidates power, the resistance is crushed, and England undergoes a transformation for the worse into a modern-day East Germany, only much larger, much more powerful, and much more militant.
January 2025 – Belarusian armor and tanks supporting the ethno-nationalist Wagner Group are spotted by satellite in Zakarpattia and Chernivtsi Oblasts, the northwestern Bulgarian provinces of Vidin, Montana and Vratsa, the easternmost Slovak regions of Prešov and Košice and throughout the Subcarpathian region, fighting alongside the Українська Національна Асамблея-Українська Народна Самооборона, (УНА-УНСО) and involving extensive militant violence against Romanian diaspora. U.S. Intelligence and scout units active in Serbia and the surrounding Balkans confirm that УНА-УНСО and the Belarusians had been utilizing Russian and U.S.-manufactured weapons and equipment, and air drops are confirmed from the aforementioned countries which are revealed to be stoking unrest and instability in Slovakia, Ukraine, Hungary and the Romanian-Hungarian border regions of Transylvania, attempting to incite Hungary into conflict with Romania. Later intel uncovers efforts by Serbia and pan-Latin ultranationalists to recruit Ukrainians and Romanian-Hungarians to their cause, and scapegoat Romania against Hungary, to test the strength and power of the Latin and European people. This is revealed by RECON to be a reaction, mostly on the part of anti-government Ukrainian and Serb nationalists, and backlash in response to the Ukrainian government's incompetence and the EU's and NATO's neutrality with regard to Russian aggression against Ukraine in the Sea of Azov - in which Ukraine and the U.S. were rebuked by Germany, the EU and NATO. RECON points out that this was the fault of the U.S. for inflaming tensions between Eurasia and the West, and further goes into the root causes of the Ukrainian Civil War – that the EU went about ousting Yanukovych in the incorrect way, which in turn caused the current polarization between NATO and Russia, threatening humanity with a Third Global Confrontation.
February 2025 – After the London government takes questionable violent acts (via a military response from England) against Scottish militia participating in the neutralization of a terrorist threat on the Scots-English Border, alternative media organizations, activist organizations, and people's alliances unite to mold a new generation. Alongside mainstream media programming and newspapers, the truthpapers are established, backed by the BBC and Democracy Now, pointing out flaws in the established system of selected individuals for the jobs of Prime Minister of the UK and India and the Presidents of Latin America and the United States. The major point was; if one were to look past the smaller things like gay marriage and abortion wedge issues one would see that all political, military, and foreign policy goals were all virtually the same regardless of political affiliation. The bandwagon expands from nearly 500,000 supporters in February to over 17 million people across 21 countries by the subsequent year. It is following this that Social Democratic Leader Norbert Walter-Borjans claims upset victories against front-runner Jörg Meuthen of the far-right Alternative for Germany in both the 2021 and 2025 German federal elections, along with subsequent exchanges of power in other nations throughout the following months and years; the most ardently anti-NATO and anti-EU being the Le Pens and the Russian-backed English “Centurions” led by the rising influence of Leeds frontrunner Christian E. Pharaoh's separatist views gaining popularity in the House of Lords, which continue to more and more support English independence from Great Britain.
Eventually, Pharaoh’s policies change from ‘independence from the British’ to ‘English supremacy’ over Europe – an agenda opposed by well over a third of the population of English “Free Britons” – who declare their allegiance to Britain and a United Kingdom under the rightful ruler and rightful powers and nation of the British people. RECON finds incontrovertible evidence the rising influence of American, Middle-Eastern and Balkan–Russian oligarchs are responsible, and notwithstanding English Ultranationalist operatives undercover in said governments across the Euro (Chris Pharaoh was a personal aide to President Xi during the South China Sea crisis and long-time friend of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush).
March – The London government begins to take extensively questionable, overreaching and unconstitutional methods that include spying on and politically targeting the Independence Front. This only increased the rate at which the “IF” was gaining new supporters threefold, all according to RECON'S master plan. The injustice unfolding in Europe contributes to this accelerated pro-British disillusionment with the new Centurion-run London government. Britain continues their sanctions war against the Russians, completely neglecting to acknowledge the rise of militants in England and Japan to the south and the east respectively, in the Balkans and across the Atlantic.
Naturally, the U.S. leads the charge that England has betrayed NATO.
April – About a week after Holyrood declared that they would continue and expand sanctions against Russia, Belarus and Venezuela as well as North Korea as per U.S. and Israeli intelligence, a new alliance is formed after the Saudi-backed JaF Insurgency in Morocco and Nazbol militants throughout South America results in further destablization of, and the Egyptian, Japanese and Gulf states are enabled to intervene in, the erstwhile countries and regions. A summit is held in Baghdad, attended by Russia and spearheaded by Japan, to establish a Latin American-Asian military alliance with the Russia-Iran Axis of Resistance. High-ranking officials from Westminster secretly attend the first of these summits which consisted of Japan, North Korea and in various parts of Indochina – all effectually Russian satellites; forming an Axis of Resistance with the countries of Russia, Belarus, Japan, Serbia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Cuba, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Syria and Iraq - the latter four effectively Japanese and Saudi puppet states as well. Although Japan was only an observer and did not have the official veto power within the Axis that Russia, Belarus, Armenia and Serbia did – they were easily the second-strongest militarily and most of the other COSECTOR members relied heavily on Russia, and thus Japan, for military assistance – Russia, Belarus, Serbia, Japan, the 8 countries in Asia and the 9 Latin American countries increasingly referred to as the ‘Axis’.
As Kerry’s influence is more and more isolated, Kerry utilizes his power before his inevitable resignation or removal to officially cement the independence of the Atlantic State in law, which causes a break between two semi-autonomous regions – Upstate New York and the Lower East Side-Long Island Commonwealth, with the rest of Manhattan rapidly splitting between Western and Eastern Manhattan, the latter siding with the NSA-led autonomous Long Islanders and Ivanka Loyalist-Trump Tower Midtown East government-in-exile, and the former with the United Nations spearheaded by the CIA, Europe and United Kingdom. Tensions further escalate when, nearly two years later, West Manhattan and the UN refuse to recognize East Manhattan, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland as part of the “Atlantic State” and Florida as claimed by North America, and a reapplication process is begun out of sheer defiance of Kerry to reintegrate them back into the United States of America. Kerry’s authoritarianism, however, further emboldens the Long Islanders and the Atlantic State.
After this, tensions reach such a point between the pro-UN U.S. Intelligence Community and the pro-NY Department of Homeland Security and NSA, that a large crackdown begins on members of the U.S.IC that harbored views or sympathies with the DHS, NSA and NYPD – leading to dozens of Agents within the CIA, FBI and Pentagon being apprehended or fired. Secretary Gen. Kerry publicly defends the DHS and NYPD, echoing his 2020 primary opponent – NYC Mayor Bloomberg – in calling them his ‘own army’ – which, in total, was among the top ten largest armies on Earth – and that Atlantic America; despite its small geographical size in comparison to neighboring New England, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the Imperial State; should “not be underestimated”. The Department of Homeland Security declares allegiance to the A.S. and North America while scolding the UN, and with nearly 100,000 paramilitary officers (excluding several hundred FEMA officers) and personnel backing the 50,000-strong NYPD – as well as U.S. Marshals, U.S. Coast Guard, and tens of thousands working for private military contractors – the Atlantic Army began to seem a reality.
With New York City fractured between roughly three factions - the pro-A.S. Long Island, Kerry’s Atlantic State, and the UN demilitarized zone (including the UN-controlled Financial District in Lower Manhattan) - Kerry, the Trumps and UN had been successfully positioned, and through them, entire political entities, to the advantage of Wall Street Bankers and the apparatus through which they functioned: the military-industrial complex. The loyalty of the Department of Homeland Security to A.S. President Kerry (and, unknowingly, North America and the authoritarian Co-Sector) unnerved and unsettled the U.S. Armed Forces. In particular the Marines and the Navy, who looked more and more toward unrecognized U.S. President Markey and the Democratic Congress (encumbered by the political instability unfolding in D.C. along the international American faultlines in an increasingly-unrecognizable map of the former-U.S. State of Maryland by the Kerry regime's delusions of grandeur) for guidance.
After being selected for a governing coalition following sequential victories in 2019, snubbing the fourth-placing Union of ex-Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Green-Left-SPD coalition falls short of an outright majority - 38.9% - drawing the AfD and Union into an alliance against their common centre-left foe. From April until mid-July the growing establishment and right-wing backlash to the growing popularity of the populist left and social democrats results in an unlikely alliance of convenience. With sweeping support and influence within the European establishment, Merkel acolyte and incumbent EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen drafts a merger of the EPP, ECR,RE and ID to form the Populist Centre (PC) headquartered in Westphalia (which would become a hotbed of domestic terrorism in the late 2020's) ahead of the 2024 Parliamentary elections, which becomes the dominating political group in the European Parliament with over 440 seats out of 706 (62.4%), forming the largest ruling majority of any democratic party in a democratic parliament in history, surpassed only by the 1931 UK Conservative Party victory and the 74th U.S. Congress in raw percentage. President Von der Leyen explains the merger was to challenge the rising political influence of Russia and Argentina in EU politics via the rising UUP, which sat at roughly 161 seats, and to more adequately assist the EU in their efforts to pull back the “Scots–Latin American incursion”, spearheaded by Argentina, into the West. She later acknowledges that her ‘Euro Activism’ was based on the 'Russia Report' accusing the Kremlin of engineering the 2016 British exit from the EU and designed to challenge Britain’s position as the prime contender against France for the role of heavyweight contributor to the bloc amongst the EU members – insisting that the much more economic Germany of the 2020’s was better suited to the role.
August - After struggling for almost a decade to get together an effective organized resistance to the tyrannical administration dominating the Executive Branch of the English Government, elements within MI6, spearheaded by RECON officials, declare a national emergency, affirming Great Britain’s security at risk to foreign interests – namely Argentina and the Union State. The EU-dominated NATO responds aggressively, declaring RECON a “rogue military dictatorship” despite the fact they are only doing their jobs, which is the defense of their countries. RECON comes under fire from elements within the Pentagon loyal to the NATO hegemony as well as personnel within the Congress, Supreme Court, and – of course – Downing Street, which accuse RECON of shilling for Japan and the Russian Union State.
The situation continues to unravel throughout the rest of the month until it all comes to a head on September 5th, when the first shots of the English Rebellion were fired in Glasgow, Scotland.
War in Britain
- See: Gamma Thirteen, English Rebellion, American Civil War II, Argentine–Hungarian Pact of Unity, MI6–Pentagon relations, Confederation, & Independence Front
After a transitional force of NATO peacekeepers begin to police New York City and the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area in an effort to disrupt an alleged “rogue Pentagon” which they blame for the rise of Kerry as a sort of 'post-Trump inheritor' of his right-wing ultranationalist movement – the Pentagon and Defense Department are essentially labeled terrorist organizations by the Republican-controlled Senate in response to the election of Senator Harris, and the Department of Defense institutes a lockdown of regions constituting what was known handily by now as the Atlantic State – officially recognized as a rogue-state spearheaded Texan-led insurrectionists and Hillary Rodham Clinton (of which some the the peacekeepers are found to be on the payroll of via Texas Governor-Gen. George W. Bush) whose vice-chairwomanship of NATO by this time had come under scrutiny by European leaders, due to her connections with Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. The basis for the NATO intervention into the United States comes under the pretense that Washington is working for A.S. special-interests on Wall Street and in North America, as opposed to the Will of the People. The evidence of this is incontrovertible, yet RECON comes into alarming information from GCHQ and MI6 that English nationalists and Russian–Argentinian forces are seizing upon the NATO-led opportunity to launch plans for a multilateral invasion of the United States and the Balkans, and effectively topple the US and EU governments and their perceived strangle-hold on the Middle-East. Although they are seen as corrupt by most of the world, the majority of the world decries the move by NATO as “an unnecessary use of force” that distracts from the fact that the dynasties in America (the Trumps, Clintons and Bushs), Italy (De Luca Dynasty), the Catalan Deep State, England (Pharaoh and Windsor), China (Fang dynasty), and the House of Saud (Saudi Arabia) were behind the corruption and behind the infiltration of the U.S. and UK governments. Glasgow and the British Crown declare that they will not stand by and allow North America and NATO to hijack the British military just because “a separatist British faction (England) says so,” and thus, ‘Great Britain’ is reformed incorporating the constituent countries of Ulster, Scotland and Wales. England – despite having its independence internationally rejected and unrecognized – refuses to accept constituent status and a COSECTOR-NATO military alliance consisting of English nationalist units, the Japanese Navy, Argentinians and Union State naval and air forces is erected to support England and combat Scottish influence – the latter of which ascends as the solitary UN-backed bulwark against a full-scale invasion of the United States of America, increasingly seen by NATO as critical to unseating President Kerry and bringing the US back into NATO. However, due to NATO's perceived indifference toward - sometimes outright support of - England and North America, and its contempt of the US and UK, the UK and US respond with closer ties with the EU over the next decade. The closer ties of the EU’s to the UK, and the Alliance's (at this point) reluctant entente with the North Americans, prompts a NATO–UK split. NATO declares that arms dealers exploiting the CIA are the prime culprit of corruption in the US government, that British MI6 were enabling it, and enacts an active campaign against these organizations “indefinitely” (particularly Northrop Grumman; to stave off public condemnation whilst simultaneously coming to the aid of pro-British forces in their row with pro-English/Spanish forces in Scotland. Furthermore, England becomes far more aggressive after the Scottish National Party is replaced by the pro-UK Democratic Union of Scotland Party, realizing their propaganda portraying Scotland as ‘extremist’ would no longer work. An attempted intervention by England into Glasgow, Scotland in an effort to repatriate military assets that they claim are English from what they call militants is underway as of November 5th, but civilian casualties and asymmetric warfare waged by English guerrillas and Indo–Russian air strikes forces the campaign to a screeching halt three months later. Satisfied that they had demoralized the Scots with indiscriminate bombing of civilians, the COSECTOR-NATO coalition and the English pull back, and begin preparation for terms of surrender.
Despite this rare display of disregard for strategic alliances in the wake of the Third World War, the pro-England EAEU and NATO-member Turkey would be back to warring with one another several months later, and the tensions between the EU and UK would soon return to the path they had set upon in 2015. But what is seen cannot be unseen, and the sight of NATO and US warplanes launching from the Japanese and Union State aircraft carriers after the vicious spat between pro-Pakistan NATO and Japanese military ally India a year ago and the late-2010's tensions between the Southern Cone and the international community over indigenous rights would serve to mutually hurt the reputation of both wartime alliances in the eyes of their constituents. For this was all that was needed for the critics of regimes on both sides of the divide to cement their mistrust or outright hatred of the government or state in stone.
The Glaswegian Campaign, despite a crushing defeat, inspired confidence in the resistance against the Japanese and Russian–Belarusian Union State forces and the people therein that the fact that nearly half of the British Military… 110,000 of the men and women in uniform to be approximate… were siding with the people, and inspired confidence that the war could be won. However, England’s connections through the Ulster Defense Associates and the UVF to Al-Qaeda were uncanny, as it was them the United States government’s CIA and Westminster’s MI6 supposedly organized to fight against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the 1980’s (According to the Alt-Right) and, allegedly, set up to launch the 9/11 Attacks (although it was really the Pentagon and Wall Street). Working in communion with global financial assets, Interpol, the Bank of International Settlements, and Saudi Royal Family and the House of Bourbon, the Pact enlists the assistance of many Al-Qaeda-related organizations which harass Scottish forces throughout the war, and in addition to this, the many Fundamentalist Islamic terrorist organizations convene with foreign, globalist aid to give birth to a new breed of bioterrorism, a government-engineered nanobot-mutagen form of the so-called “zombie fungus”, Ophiocordyceps unilateralis, and Ophiocordyceps sinensis, or the “caterpillar fungus”, both of which they were allegedly working on mutating to conform to a human host since the early 1990s, an alternative media source claims. Thus far they had only gotten the fungus to be able to jump from ants to cattle, deer and elk by 2012, but were making “great gains” in the sector of bioterrorism and biowarfare. Naturally, the governments and the terrorists fought bitterly for control over the species. On the 12th of the month, JaF launched a notable offensive against the Scottish Military in Ulster, when they were successfully repelled by the 14th. They attacked again, with assistance from Union State and volunteer Hungarian military forces.
By August of 2026, the EUSA commanded much of the minority seats, controlling an increase of 49 seats, and the Pharaoh-controlled Interpol and NATO continued to dominate the movement of armed paramilitary forces into Britain. Whilst NATO had virtually no reason to put up a substantial effort to repulse the English incursion, Pharaoh’s England had already scored major victories against British forces, and confidence and English patriotism was at an all-time high. Although by now most of Northern Ireland and the Glasgow metropolitan area had been infiltrated by Union State and Japanese military forces, dissent did arise from within the ranks of the Interpol forces throughout April and May, even well into June and July when the EU had practically imploded due to the renegade nature of these radical Interpol, primarily controlled by Moscow and Minsk.
Serbia is the first nation confirmed to the public to be stoking unrest in the Balkans and Caucasus followed by North Macedonia after EU-made equipment was spotted supporting the Wagner Group Insurgency and УНА-УНСО attacks a year earlier were designed instead to incite international uproar against the EU and Croatia. Serbian Army and Russian–Belarusian pro-Japan forces supported by Japanese air forces are able to mount a protracted insurgency on the border which later spills over into full-blown ethno-ultranationalist war in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia, the current VMRO-DPMNE–BDI right-wing ethno-nationalist government in North Macedonia utilizing its Yugo-nostalgic connections, headquartered in Republika Srpska, throughout the Serb diaspora to effectively collapse the region into all-out anarchy in a false-flag operation to justify further empowerment of its grip over Western Balkan society and military. By this time, hundreds of Serbian and Bosnian Serb tanks and infantry fighting vehicles aided by Macedonian and Russian hit-and-run air strikes are pounding southern Croatia into submission as the formerly united state turned against itself, with Albania and Kosovo following soon after.
Jul. 2026 – Pact forces launched a final attempt at an all-out assault on British territory. They are met with firm resistance from Scottish Armed Forces and militia movements for the most part, but a fragment of the invading force make it through into Wales where they attempt to set up a forward operating base in the Cambrian foothills, but are quickly pushed back by armed citizens. Most are killed but some are taken as prisoners or escape. By the end of the month, 33.3% of U.S. troops have been recalled to the homeland, and another 50% are put on-call should an international crisis break out. Coincidentally, shortly thereafter, NATO holds a meeting at headquarters in Brussels on the rapidly unfolding situation. The NATO Secretary-General proposes declaring the English rebellion a “Non-Aligned States Zone” while maintaining that the United Kingdom has not fragmented and that the current conflict be recognized as no more than an attempted military coup. The move is put forth, and the United Kingdom is “reestablished” and the resistance is “abolished”. Meanwhile, the Federal Chinese government, with support from NATO and Taiwan, finally repulses the PLA from Shanghai. The CPC government-in-exile surrenders, and thus, the War in South China comes to a halt, just as the English Rebellion nears its conclusion as Westminster assumes a more diplomatic stance with the Pentagon and Holyrood.
Throughout the second half of 2026 hostilities begin to falter. With the more aggressive, militaristic stance initially taken by Westminster and the Pact’s interests relaxed, Holyrood opens talks with Westminster about reestablishing a United Kingdom of Great Britain and N. Ireland. Little progress is made – for the Gibraltarian Chris Pharaoh had successfully cemented themselves into the annals of history. Meanwhile, the United States Congress votes to remove Kerry and recognize his four-month regime after 21 January 2026 as a foreign occupation of the U.S. Government by the "unrecognized rogue entity" of Texas and that North America was complicit in the secession of Texas and the New York Conflict as the death toll skyrockets from President Kerry’s air campaign targeting families of suspected terrorists in the Middle-East. The onslaught wrought by President Kerry unites major parts of the Arab World and Muslim nations abroad in their bitter hatred of the United States and the west. Vice President Markey is recognized as the legitimate 48th President, and a law is passed requiring any future interim presidents being of the same political faction as their predecessor.
Bosnian Civil War
- Not to be confused with the Bosnian War of the early 1990's.
The Bosnian Civil War of 2023 was an armed military conflict in Southeastern Europe between the EU-backed Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the pro-Russian secessionist Serb Republic from April to November 2023. It began as a proxy war between the new Serb ultranationalist government in Belgrade and Eurocentric Croatia, which sought to protect ethnic Croats in Bosnia. Although the beginning of the war was commonly accepted to have begun as a result of the Bosnian Serb government and secessionist skirmishes in Banja Luka, Bosnian Croat exclaves on the border with Croatia - resulting in spillover combat - on 4-5 April 2023, no peace treaty was ever signed akin to the Kuril Islands dispute which remains unresolved until the late 2030's. Similarly, a low-level insurgency against Bosniaks persists in the unrecognized-RS DMZ for many decades after the conclusion of World War III, related to an ongoing concurrent conflict at that time.
Following the 2023 Serbian coup which heavily involved not only the governments of North Macedonia and the powerful Serbian Army Union, but the Bosnian Serb government, the Brčko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina would become the epicenter of the heaviest fighting in the war. The Nazbol SNSD led by Milorad Dodik would commandeer and capture vast swaths of the Bosnian military industrial complex, and lay siege to Sarajevo and Bosnian enclaves on the border with Croatia in the Spring and Summer of 2023 respectively. By Winter, Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats had recaptured Brčko and key areas on the border with Serbia's unrecognized incursion into the former-Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Although the Bosniak-Croat alliance with Pro-Vucic Serbs stabilized the country, temporarily, and drove out the invading Pro-Dodik Serbs - the invaders would carve out a huge chunk of territory to the north and east, and throughout Serb-majority areas along Bosnia-Herzegovina's former borders with its neighbors. Milorad Dodik is nominated as Serbian Prime Minister by King Alexander II and appointed as such by the National Assembly to little opposition less than 24 hours later on 29 July 2024, effectively annexing half of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Not only does Serbia and a majority of Bosnian Serbs participate in the transference of nearly half of Bosnia's territorial integrity, it also secures a vast majority of the 1,080 km IEBL with nearly 70% of the Bosnian Army's infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers, main battle tanks, artillery and air defenses.
Croat–Serb War (2024–2026)
The Croatian–Serbian conflict - also known as the Serbian Invasion of Croatia or Serb–Croat War was an 18-month conflict fought between the Balkan countries of Croatia – a NATO member-state – and Serbia – a key Russian ally – from late 2024 until early 2026. After a brief warming in inter-ethnic relations in Croatia, renewed Russian aggression and influence in Serbia would prompt a radicalizing effect on the Croatian government. Growing repression and surveillance of Serb rights in the early 2020's draws a militaristic and authoritarian response in kind from Belgrade.
The 2023 Serbian coup and resultant 2024 War in Kosovo would become the two major flash-points in growing tensions between NATO member Albania and Serbia. Tensions would also develop between Albania and North Macedonia over its drift toward Serbia and away from NATO and the West. Macedonia's nationalist, pro-Russian government would incite violence against Albanians and Roma minorities in the country, while also destablising neighboring Serbia and Bosnia which begin surveillance, silencing and sacking of resident Bosniaks - both private citizen and public figures and officials alike - who were suspected of spying for Macedonia and Turkey (Turkish being the second most spoken language in Macedonia and Turkey having the second-largest diaspora of Bosniaks after Bosnia-Herzegovina itself) - drawing furious condemnation from the international community and diplomatic isolation. The tyranny of the VMRO-DPMNE–BDI government largely goes unnoticed in comparison to its much larger Serbian neighbor, or perhaps ignored outright due to its NATO membership, despite its direct role in fomenting dormant Serb nationalism in Republika Srpska and bringing it to the surface for the first time in 30 years. But the fact remained, accelerating Macedonian and Serbian paramilitary and terrorist militancy and attacks in Serb-majority regions of Croatia and neighboring Bosnia naturally result in a response against Serbia, despite the main aggressors being the regimes in North Macedonia, RS and Russia. This would be a major failing of the West during World War III - drawing yet another European country whose involvement could've been entirely avoided with another decapitation strike raid.
In 2023 Serbia opened new Russian and Belarusian airbases on its soil, prompting Croatia to sever ties with Serbia and call on U.S. and other NATO forces relocate and garrison in Croatia. Seeing how Russia was already dealing with NATO and Allied troop build-up along its border with China in the East, its border with Poland in the West, and supporting fascist governments in Latin America, Russian forces knew any response from NATO would be sluggish. On 2 July 2024, Russia banks on a hit-and-run air strike on NATO LANDCOM forces at Izmir in Turkey, being mistaken for Serbia - using the same airplane model and notably militarizing its air force for the past three years - acting unilaterally. They are proven correct, as a Croat-Hungarian-Turk air bombardment precipitates in Vojvodina and around Belgrade. Croatia makes extensive use of anti-Russian Serb seperatists in Vojvodina, attempting to replicate what occurred in Kosovo, but Serbia is prepared. By early 2026, Serbia - mainly of its own accord - manages to push in Croatia, which soon after collapses into Civil War. The Serbian defeat of Croatia is one of the turning points that causes NATO to redouble and reorganize its war effort in Europe, and the defeat of Croatia would become a bittersweet blessing-in-disguise as a much needed gut check on the Allies that this was a war unlike any war fought in decades.
Latin American conflicts (2016–2027)
Throughout the late-2010’s and into the 2020’s, Argentina and Chile deepen their military cooperation. It is through Argentina that Chile and rogue-states such as North Korea and Iran came to be so close by the early 2020’s, just prior to the final escalation in global confrontation. As early as September 2016, then President of Ecuador Rafael Correa warned of a potential ‘Operation Condor 2.0,’ in which out of fear of a resurgent Russia, the U.S. begins funding into power authoritarian regimes that would support them in lieu of Moscow. This enabling of the right-wing is most prominent in Spain - as well as the primary two offenders of the previous campaign of state-sponsored terrorism: Argentina and Chile.
Beginning in 2016, Alberto Curamil, a Mapuche environmental activist, successfully blocked the construction of two hydroelectric power projects. Chilean authorities arrested him in 2018, seemingly putting to bed the goals of Mapuche indigenous peoples for autonomy and freedom from Argentine–Chilean ethno-nationalism, until in 2019. Curamil is given the prestigious Goldman Prize award by an international human rights body, giving right-wing President Sebastian Pinera the first headache of his administration, and jump-starting what would become a near-decade-long conflict for the liberation of the Mapuche and indigenous peoples across the Americas. In June 2018, a controversial and outsized response to violence in the poorest region of Chile known as Araucania, came in response to a wave of arson and other attacks against primarily forestry companies by indigenous Mapuche and their allies. “Jungle Command,” the special militarized police unit created by Pinera, drew massive backlash with protests reaching as far away as Santiago, when a protestor on a tractor named Camilo Catrillanca was shot through the head by Commandos near the village of Ercilla in November of that same year. Even despite the growing backlash against the Colombian-trained Jungle Commandos, equipped with bullet-proof jackets, drones and high-tech surveillance and communications systems, Pinera continues to defend his Araucania policy – entrenching the opposition and drawing condemnation of the Chilean government from international bodies such as the United Nations and Amnesty International as well as the international community writ large.
After the failure of the uprising against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in the spring of 2019, interests involving American imperialism for resources among other reasons such as soft warfare against the Venezuelan populace itself results in an inevitable and incredibly bloody Civil War in Venezuela in mid-2022, in which the US military intervention fails catastrophically. The repercussions cripple Colombia, which finds itself not only engaging FARC rebels, but simultaneously fighting off Tupamaro insurgencies on its Eastern border. And Venezuela soon thereafter falls victim to right-wing ultranationalist military occupation by Bolsonaro-loyalist anti-Socialist radical militancy. This causes a ripple effect across Eastern South America, affecting the Guyanese and Ecuadorian economies as well.
By this point in time, Argentina - already recoiling from economic and political crises from the 1990's and 2000's - was on the verge of becoming a failed state with the return of the Kirchner Dynasty and their subsequent sell-out to Chile regarding the New South American Depression beginning in Colombia and Venezuela.
The economic instability in its Southwestern neighbor results in parallel instability in Brazil. This soon affects the outcome of the 2022 presidential election resulting in the subsequent Communist dictatorship which allows the military to run rampant with their own ultra-nationalist, imperialist ideology - in time fully annexing the countries of Suriname, Guyana, Paraguay and Uraguay - as well as the West Indies, and as far north as the Bahamas, by 2027.
Despite Brazil's overwhelming numerical advantage, the geographically-strategic location and technological supremacy of Chile would prove too much of a threat to overcome, let alone ignore. Brazil assumes a non-aligned, neutral stance in South America similar to Switzerland in Europe, while the Southern Cone continued to exert increasingly more influence throughout South America, and Latin America as a whole. Chilean and Argentine ultra-nationalists found their views converge with the Spanish military brass and nationalist establishment, which seized upon the radicalism of the incumbent Spanish government to achieve their goals of a "Soviet American Union" with the American countries of Argentina and Chile playing the role of Ukraine and Belarus.
But perhaps the most impressive of Chile's weaponry was its unrivaled martial prowess in general. Dressed in dark gray, with the iconic Stahlhelme helmets on their heads, Chile’s soldiers bear more than a passing resemblance to the Wehrmacht of World War 2. The colorful sashes and ceremonial rapiers of their officers seem to have been pulled directly from a history book, with the goose-stepping hammering home the point. However, the Chilean military didn’t just decide to embrace the Nazi aesthetic and lift the Prussian drill and doctrine from a history book. Rather, its distinctly Teutonic style has its roots in the 19th Century.
In the 1880s, Chile managed to prevail over Bolivia and Peru in the War of The Pacific, a dust-up over mining territory in the Atacama desert. Its military wasn’t in great shape, however, and its leaders wanted to bring in some external help to gain an edge over Chile’s neighbors. Enter the Prussians. Under Otto von Bismarck, the Prussians had managed in 1870 to unify the splintered principalities of northern Germany and win the Franco-Prussian War inside of ten months. Despite its small size, Prussia had a hardcore military culture and could hold its own against far larger European powers. The Chileans shipped a bunch of Prussian officers over to whip its military into shape, and by the time the Prussian Captain Emil Körner retired as the Commanding General of the Chilean Armed Forces in 1910, the country’s martial prowess was unmatched in South America.
Within a few years of Brazil's crisis, Argentina's civil unrest, and the collapse of the Guyana and Colombian economies, following - of course - the Venezuelan Civil War, Peru had been largely isolated and cut off from the East of the continent, and Argentina militarily dependent on the Chileans and Chile economically dependent on Argentina. Resistance movements fomented - and faltered - in Ecuador, Northern Colombia, and even as far north as Panama, Costa Rica and Honduras in 2023, 2024 and 2025 respectively. But the sheer tactical, strategic and technological superiority of the Chilean military was insurmountable, with no Brazil or America to come to the rescue, even all of the rest of the South American countries combined were unable to penetrate through the Andes - the longest and largest mountain range outside of Asia - or make it through almost 20 million kilometers of secured maritime territory extending as far East as Rapa Nui (or roughly 2,000 kilometers from British and French territory) - to strike anywhere vital to the aggressors' infrastructure or prevent Peru from falling into Axis orbit. The best case scenario involving a defeat for Argentina and Chile, sooner rather than later, was for the U.S. to collect itself long enough to deliver a tactical nuclear bombardment - and even then, Chile grew closer to adversaries militarily with each passing day.
- See: Chilean–Bolivian Territorial Crisis, Argentine Crisis, BAP Almirante Grau hijacking, Argentine–Chilean Invasion of Brazil, Chilean–Cuban Invasion of Central America, Chilean Invasion of Bolivia, & Chilean Invasion of Baja California
Immediately following the short and brutal Venezuelan Civil War was the three-year-long Argentine Crisis, instigated by Crypto-Nazi Chilean ultranationalists backed by the far-right Spanish Vox party that wished to unite all of Latin America under the flag of Chile, while also utilizing the at this point year-long Mapuche Uprising as their primary scapegoat for fearmongering. The largely-isolated supporters of Pinochet and Colonia Dignidad had surged to prominence amid the growing backlash against the right-wing government of Sebastian Pinera, as well as the socialists of Michelle Bachelet, who were united in their disdain of the Theocratic movement. Finding its origin amid backing and funding from the Nationalist Bolsheviks of Argentina and the Iron Legionnaires of Rome, and pro-Legionnaire Clergy in Vatican City and throughout Latin America and Europe, the ‘National Peasants and Republicans Party’ (Partido Nacional Campesinos y Republicanos in Spanish, Partido Nacional dos Camponeses e Republicanos in Portuguese – PNCR, or “PiNCeR”) attained a worldwide presence. Although in most developed countries where the Pincer had official recognition as a political party they had a slight if even marginal existence, throughout the Middle-East and Latin America they were highly organized and involved in local and regional politics, with their representatives reaching the national stage in Russia, Spain, Egypt, Venezuela, Morocco, Iraq, Syria, Paraguay, Belarus, Peru, El Salvador and every country in Latin America except Costa Rica, Belize, Honduras, Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. However, it is only in Chile, Argentina and Venezuela that such a rabid strain of Nazbols would come to absolute power outside of Belarus and Catalonia. Even gang-controlled Brazil kept the budding regime in Chile at an arm’s-length.
After Pinera’s resignation and the PNCR surge to power in the winter of 2021, the Chilean military brass were replaced with pro-Pincer loyalists, and a purge was initiated freakishly similar to the Nazis in 1930’s Weimar Germany. Pincer storm troopers patrolled the streets of South and Central American capitals and big cities, bullying, threatening and – eventually – killing its critics or people who thought differently, and its apologists and allies were deeply embedded within the North American government. The Pincer believed Latin America should be preserved for the ‘lineage of [their] fathers,’ which in their terms meant “European Latin America”. This put the US-backed government of Bolivia directly in the crosshairs of the Chilean juggernaut, which happened to coincide just as one of its chief rival Chile's closest allies in Latin America – Peru – lost its recently-retired flagship, the Almirante Grau, to a terrorist hijacking by perpetrators believed to be tied to Argentina and Chile. The missing ‘gun cruiser’ puts the world into a state of terror, knowing that one of the most powerful weapons of war on the planet was potentially in the hands of terrorists. This pandemonium is seized upon by the Argentine PNCR, which throws the country into a state of crisis and sees the return of the Kirchner dynasty less than a year later. The Anti-Fascist resistance fights on for years to come, but the fighters are reinforced month after month, year after year, by Russian, Peruvian and Chilean armor and artillery that cut through the Andes via bottleneck and switchback in hit-and-run attacks impossible to defend against and impossible to retaliate against, the dug-in columns of hostile armor and the sheer firepower awaiting both infantry and air craft attempting to bomb them out greeted with the same result each time – no matter the attack angle, the Andes themselves posing the greatest natural obstacle to the Argentine resistance. After almost two years of fighting against the Argentine government and Chile’s armed and paramilitary forces across the Southern Cone, the resistance falters in Argentina, and the country de facto falls under the influence of Russia and its vassals in Chile and Peru. At the same time, Argentinian and Chilean Armed Forces launch full-fledged military attacks in Bolivia, and the Taura and Simon Bolivar air bases in Ecuador. After these attacks, Chile and Argentina directed their Navy at Central America and Baja California with Chilean and former-Peruvian air support, while launching ‘shock-and-awe’ maneuvers against southwestern Bolivia in the other direction. Despite how thinly-dispersed its Armed Forces were at the time, the methodical precision and preparation laid out beforehand by the Pincer was impeccable and uncanny.
From March 2023 to August 2024, the alliance between the Panamanian, Honduran and Colombian states is broken when the latter of the three withdraws after military bases in San Andres and Buenoventura are hit by air strikes, killing 1,000 soldiers atop the thousands of others that had been killed or disappeared by the Pincer reign of terror over Latin America. Until 2022, an ailing Central American resistance to the Russian and Venezuelan militants persists on a trickle of U.S. and North American aid, but the millions of displaced adding to the Venezuelan refugee crisis destabilizes virtually every country south of North American Mexico, and leaves Baja California wide open to an attack by Russian or Chilean forces. With the newly-dependent autonomies of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama united under the flag of a Californian–Mexican federal entity; a level of civil unrest and socioeconomic instability unseen since the Central American Crisis of the late 1970’s wrought the region and left it at the mercy of relentless Pincer terrorism and Chilean ultranationalism backed by the rogue state of Texas. As opposed to coming to the aid of their southern neighbors like the binding treaty obligated them to in such a situation, California and Mexico – and thus, North America – declares neutrality alongside Colombia, Cuba and Texas.
The 2024–2026 War in El Salvador begins when the Salvadoran Army spearheading an independence movement launches attacks in what would begin the Nicaraguan–Salvadoran War and the Battles of Leon and Managua indicative therein. The sporadic skirmishes and attacks by Salvador backed by Argentina, Chile and Russia gradually escalate and accelerate throughout the fall of 2024 and spring of 2025, culminating in a full-fledged Invasion of Nicaragua by the Salvadoran Army and Navy, with the apex of the fighting in Leon and throughout northwest Nicaragua. The fighting results in a unified North American–US condemnation of El Salvador, and the Russian, Argentinean and Chilean government’s support for the attack on Nicaragua, seen as an attack against the entire North American continent. Authorities in Los Angeles and Mexico City had little to complain about regarding the pro-Russian states of Latin America and their expansionism, as the neutralization of Ecuador and Colombia following a protracted war with Peru serves to push the former two countries into North America’s budding orbit outside of the United States’… that is, until, Russian-backed Pincer Chile's designs set upon the Baja California peninsula. Specifically, one of the most prominent metropolitan centers on the North American continent – Tijuana.
Second Winter War (2021–2027)
From 2014 to 2020, the Russian Federation actively aided and abetted separatist terror groups in the form of the People's Republic of Budjak, the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics in Eastern Ukraine following the February 2014 Russian occupation of Crimea. But it would not stop there.
Throughout the latter-half of the 2010's, Russia ratchets up tensions with NATO over sanctions and other actions taken by the bloc against Russia over its militarism in Ukraine, Georgia and elsewhere. Finland, Sweden and Estonia bear the brunt of this, and the wider Baltic-Nordic region as a whole, with pro-Russian Finns maintaining a presence in government at least until 2024. By 2016, the U.S. was pushing hard for increased Nordic Defense cohesion, with the Baltic states integrating their military with those of the Nordics and NBG15 successfully orienting themselves to high veneration as a spearhead formation to a potential future EU-wide army. As tensions between Estonia and Russia reach fever pitch over unresolved 2000's controversies relating to language, national identity - sometimes crossing over into accusations of Neo-Nazism in the Baltic states and neo-imperialism in Russia - and kidnapping, and the E.U.-NATO-aligned National Coalition Party on the verge of winning the 2022 Finnish congressional election, Russia had all the boogeymen it needed for its next act.
On 18 December 2021, Russia invades the Åland and Moonsund islands after masked militants begin attacks in the largest cities later revealed to be ChVK Wagner. Two weeks later, on New Years' 2022, militants attack Vadsø, and Russia responds with an invasion and occupation of Finnmark two days later. The NBG and Polish Army react with mobilization on the northern Finnish–Russian border and Polish–Belarusian border, with the U.S. mobilizing in Poland after the involvement of Russian oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin is revealed in 2023, but largely constrained by its own domestic issues. The Nordic-Polish build-up is cut off from Lithuania and Latvia by a Russian–Belarusian response in kind in Russia's Kaliningrad exclave and the Belarusian borders with Lithuania and Poland. Skirmishes and border clashes abound from 2022 to 2026, but Russia maintains a constant presence in Finnmark and Northern Norway, at one point occupying the islands of Ringvassøya, Kvaløya, Senja and Hinnøya at various points in 2022, 2023 and 2024. In this way, Russia is simultaneously able to project its Northern Fleet into the Atlantic year-round, and at the same time keep NATO Europe engaged on multiple fronts simultaneously. Expanding from the frozen conflicts in Georgia, Crimea, the Donbass, Transnistria and Budzhak, to occupying islands in the Baltic and Sub-Arctic regions and arming Romanian, Bulgarian, Hungarian and Yugoslav separatists (a total of four additional fronts).
By April 2025, Russia had utterly rolled the Estonian economy, military and society; and in August a Russian–Belarusian invasion of Latvia finishes them off within a week. Although Lithuania would hold out for another 11 months due to a steady supply of air drops and artillery shelling from Poland and Ukraine, eventually the Lithuanian state too would be dismantled with the help of a Belarusian invasion from the South. In return for its loyalty, Russia hands Lithuania to Belarus, granting its tiny neighbor a coastline, while Russia annexes Latvia and the rest of Estonia on 1 March 2027. By this point, European NATO and their allies are deeply engaged against pro-Albanian and Macedonian insurgents in the Western Balkans supported by Russia and Argentina, and had already suspected Russia of involvement even before devastating attacks on Naval Station Norfolk in mid-November 2026 and officially declared war on Russia.
War in Poland
Even as early as 2016 and 2020, Belarus accused Poland of interfering in domestic affairs. The election of right-wing nationalist Andrzej Duda in the 2015 and 2020 Polish presidential elections was largely carried by conservative strongholds near the Belarusian minority areas and on the southeastern border with Slovakia, relations nominally stabilized between the two Slavic nations, until the Russian conflict with Finland and subsequent victory of a pro-EU faction in Poland's 2025 contest.
Things escalated markedly in the 2026–2027 insurgencies in Białystok and Warsaw which is in and of itself an escalation of surveillance and kidnapping of Poles in the Grodno Region of Northwest Belarus and recruiting Belarusian Poles to spy on the incumbent government. The Podlaskie Voivodeship along with other neighboring conservative constituencies in East Poland - roughly 1.2 million - would vote to for autonomy and to join Belarus, with only the former accomplishing this task. Although aside from Greece having the most robust tank, armor and artillery fleet in continental Europe, Poland's own military was primarily concentrated around Warsaw, roughly a fourth of the Polish Army makes it to the Voivodeship's territory, albeit only in time to stop the Belarusian and secessionist onslaught. A frozen war begins to take form akin to that in Ukraine's Donbas, and would last until the collapse of Russia in the 2030's.
Argentinian–Chilean Attack on Tijuana
The international community condemns Argentina, Chile and Russia and calls on them to withdraw from Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Central America and the Baltic States – particularly Chile with its support of El Salvador’s aggression in Nicaragua. Santiago and Buenos Aires respond with, “the needs of Latin America come first,” and declared their governments the rightful protectors of that region, insisting the United States and Europe were attempting to fulfill a “socialist empire agenda,” in the Western Hemisphere and that they needed to be stopped, accelerating their attacks with a sizeable invasion and outright annexation of Ecuador and Peru. Following this, Chile, Argentina and Venezuela begin plans for an attack on Baja California.
Using connections to the Venezuelan government, Texan paramilitary and Mexican drug cartels, Russia, Argentina and Chile seize upon the fragile North American continent to launch attacks in occupied Mexico preceding a massive offensive in Tijuana – putting the country at direct odds with the unrecognized, Californian-led territory – and unites the rival American countries of North America and the U.S. in one crucial commonality: prioritization of the end of Imperialist Chile. Chilean allies in Cuba and Venezuela pound Mexico with air strikes, heavy artillery and missiles while the Chilean navy and army assist the Venezuelan air strikes and bombings in Tijuana and Salvadoran terror attacks across the Baja California peninsula. The largest sites of conflict initially began in the first quarter 2025 in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur. A population of over 200,000 was displaced by the fighting between Argentinian and Coalition forces, with nearly 70,000 caught in the warzone and 4,000 civilian dead by the end of hostilities.
The Battle of Tijuana and the subsequent and connected Siege of Mexicali lasted from July and August 2025 respectively until April 2027, with a total body count hovering around 20,000 with nearly 400,000 displaced. Although stretched thin, the U.S. military with assistance from North America, Canada, Colombia and NATO are able to repulse the Chilean–Argentinian offensive on the continent by mid-2027, with the total in the Baja California Campaign at nearly 30,000 dead. And although the Chileans and their Argentine allies retreat to lick their wounds, the battle a defeat for them, this perceived slight against the Spanish state and Latin America as a whole by the North and their Allies would merely serve to fuel the burning passion across South America - particularly within Chilean society to reinvigorate the idea of Prussia and a feared Germanic counterbalance - to pose a challenge to the West and the East, with Brazil's quest for superpower status still as of yet incomplete, and seen as weak by the PNCR. As a result, the Pincer would solidify their control of the Chilean, Argentinian and Peruvian governments, and accelerate still further their paramilitary and asymmetric attacks against Colombia, El Salvador and Ecuador. By the end of the year, El Salvador had been reclaimed by more moderate elements in line with the pro-American governments of Nicaragua and Guatemala and the pro-Chilean insurgency was thus pushed back and slowly tamped down throughout 2027 before being fully neutralized in early 2028, a ceasefire and surrender signed in San Salvador on 5 April 2030.
On April the 18th, the détente standoff between the NATO-European defense alliance and Axis Forces comes to an end a little over two years later as Belarus invades Eastern Slovakia, Northeastern Hungary and Cluj in Northwestern Romania from the six oblasts in Western Ukraine it occupied at the time, and Argentine–Moroccan air and mechanized units attack Malta and the Azores and NATO air craft attack the Moroccan-occupied South Malta. This date is marked by many historians as the final major armed campaign of WWIII with the rest following a continuation of this same battle. The Maltese government quickly surrenders, and Malta is temporarily occupied by Argentine-backed Italian partisans. With the joint-attack by Belarus, Russia, Morocco and Argentina (supported materially by Chile, logistically by other Latin American nations and Japan) upon Mediterranean forces, followed by an intervention into Greece and the Balkans from the opposite direction of the Belarusians (which attack from the northeast) and an emboldened Chile's PNCR-backed attack on Central America a few days later – the aforementioned regions would not cease hostilities until the end of the War. French and Turkish units head them off in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean. Bombardment continues throughout the rest of the month and into May. In June; French, North American and Turkish forces commit a sizable attack in Moroccan Malta thereafter. With a multilateral and intercontinental counterattack, Russian-Argentinian forces are knocked back riotously by NATO but are reinforced by Japanese and Russian air support.
Even before it started to expand, Belarus punched well above its weight for being a landlocked state with no navy and only a modest air force. With almost as many tanks, double the amount of self-propelled guns and towed artillery and triple the multiple launch rocket systems (even including tactical ballistic missiles) as France, Germany and Italy - 3 of the 4 European G7 economies - combined, the country reaches a critical mass just slightly smaller than Taiwan (57th) in available manpower and slightly larger than Burkina Faso in population and Cameroon (53rd) in area. The only countries to really outmatch Belarus in raw war tonnage besides war-torn, insurgency-inundated Poland and the titan of Russia itself were Greece and Romania - the latter with an even smaller and flimsier air force than Finland and Bulgaria (and certainly Belarus, Poland and Russia). And with the Greeks staunchly opposing any involvement other than political overtures (probably due to their own military-industrial and cultural conflicts of interest vis a vis Russia) even if the United Kingdom weren't dealing with its own crisis at the time, and even if they had contained Belarus before it began claiming territories to its southeast along with hundreds of Ukrainian tanks, planes and armored elements, Belarus would still have twice the total tank strength and quadruple the artillery, air defense and missile systems of the UK. Now, it was looking like the UK, France, Germany, Italy, the Kingdom of Spain and the Nordic Battlegroup - whose member-states' total active military Belarus nearly tripled in number with a manpower of over 300,000 and growing - were in for a fight with Belarus alone. And none of this factoring in Belarus' longtime ally, the military behemoth of the Russian Federation, residing just next door.
Due to being associated with the Vatican deep state, Texan involvement in the United States prompts the EU to break off any and all relations with the United States of America, and sanction Dallas. The Italian government and Prime Minister sound the alarm after evidence emerges that the Luca Presidency was connected to Italian organized crime and North American drug cartels. The Italian government and over half of the military declare the Luca brothers "political terrorists," and call upon the Nordic Battlegroup alongside France for protection from the Lucists. The governments of France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland, Ireland, Sweden and Finland sign the 'Europa Articles of Confederation' later that week, which effectively inaugurate the "nation of Europe," as a de-facto nation-state of constituent countries, mainly as a symbolic but prominent rebuke to the Luca Presidency that they no longer considered the legitimate government of Italy, but primarily out of the realization that they could no longer rely solely on NATO and the United States for protection. NATO – at the highest levels of government – launch a last ditch attempt to distract away from their ties to the Spanish Monarchy (via Bush, Clinton and Trump), Kerry and Russia, by accusing the French of providing the bulk of the missile systems to the Argentine–Russian offensive, when in fact it was Washington. Infuriated, IF-led initiatives result in a “balkanizing” process of the US. The insurgencies in New York, Pennsylvania and Louisiana largely quelled by the voices of reason that emerge as the nominees of the Democratic and Republican parties both in 2027 - Ed Markey and Chris Hedges respectively, which manage to bring all territories aside from Texas back into the fold temporarily - including most of Southern California - much to the chagrin of the Atlantic and Central Americans. But the cohesion of the Union is weakened, with the previous 50 states collapsed down to 13 fully- or partially-recognized autonomous entities, 2 of which were home to ongoing active insurgencies and 1 of which (Dixon) was largely considered a rogue territory no longer under the purview of the U.S. federal government (the electoral college still awards electors based on the local-state legislature, meaning winning outright the popular vote of the North American Federal State does not grant the victor 74 electoral votes, nor does winning it in the American Midwest guarantee its 59). Under his administration, Markey promises to bring an absolute end to the insurgency in the Southwest, and bring the rest of California back into the United States as well as any other impoverished nation that may wish to share the wealth and prosperity afforded to the Union as it was intended by its Founding Fathers. By appealing to progressives as well as libertarians, peaceful interventionism, the Anti-War Left and constitutionalism former-Vice President Markey is able to emerge in the primary as the nominee, and run neck-in-neck with Hedges throughout the fall and into the spring of 2028.
With angry men and women in uniform marching on D.C. from Arlington VA in support of the U.S., the UN and opposition to Russia's Security Council seat, Italy's NATO membership, the emerging Texan-spearheaded 'Atlantic State'; A.S. and Texan riot control respond in the way they would to an unruly protest demonstration or ‘riot’ – what they do not expect is a full-fledged military assault into the A.S. – the skirmish lasts 15 minutes and ends only as Texan Governor-General Bush threatens to nuke the Capitol building and Eastern Manhattan – specifically, UN headquarters. Beijing and Norfolk also threaten to detonate nuclear weapons over Mexico City out of opposition to North America whom they accuse of being behind the foundation of the "new confederation" of the A.S. and the rise of the Texan rogue state under Bush – and with nearly a fifth of the population of the US at risk, President-elect Markey backs down at the behest of the acting president, but not without voicing her concerns about a development that – coincidentally or otherwise – occurred on the same day that the D.C.-Manhattan Crisis did so, the Russia-Argentina offensive.
Belarusian–Russian Insurgency in Lebanon and Syria
Shortly before the April 18th offense, Belarus, Argentina, Russia and Spain order troop presence in Gaza after falsified reports come out (originating in Egypt) of Interpol claiming Israeli forces were behind a terror attack in Ceuta and Santiago (it was actually the Wagner Group, a Pan–Slavic ultranationalist terror group). Concurrently with the Balkan Emergency, Israeli and Russian-backed forces stand off along demarcated buffer zones in Shuja'iyyat al-Akrad, al-Qubbah and al-Shati - with skirmishes at first and then erupting into full-blown conflict from early May until mid-July.
The Israeli State collapses into civil war between Israelis assisting Palestine, Israeli Arabs allied with Russia, and Israeli State Loyalists shortly after Belarus, Russia and Syria orchestrate a Hezbollah coup that topples Israel and replaces the government with an Egyptian Annex. Tel Aviv and Bethlehem maintain a sanctuary presence in the areas of conflict, assisted via air drops and air strikes by the United States, Arab League and Britain. Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Turkey respond with anti-air and missile strikes against a Russian-backed flotilla in the Mediterranean, which is complemented by a Turkish shock-and-awe campaign spearheaded by Turkish Jandarma and SAT teams supported by Turkish and Arabian air forces and S-400 missile strikes. The Turks maintain an expansionist presence of varying degrees in the Levant and Middle-East throughout the war using Russia and Argentina as a foil, following the CSTO–Argentinian offensive. With Argentina, Belarus and Russia’s attack on Israel, and the Turkmen dug in like a tick in Israel and the West Bank, NATO is stretched thin and kept engaged on multiple fronts simultaneously by Neo-Fascist Argentina, Russia and their Belarusian allies.
The Balkan Emergency was formally recognized worldwide by November Third after NATO fell back, delivering parting strikes on IF and Pact forces alike. The dispute is assessed diplomatically between RECON and Brussels at a meeting between the two sides. NATO Supreme Commander Timothy M. Ray accuses IF forces of ‘getting in the way’ and convoluting NATO’s campaign. Eventually ties warm after the IF and NATO (as well as the United States and AS) agrees to set aside differences and focus on their mutual foe: rogue jihadist radical extremists and the Pact – particularly Russia and Latin America. But the event in question that President-elect Markey addresses does not have to do with the Balkan Emergency, it has to do with what else RECON found on their classified mission, which is soon echoed by Luca's announcement of the return of the notoriously-fascist and grotesque Iron Guard. The Argentine-backed Italian ultranationalists now occupying Northern Italy announce an exchange in government structure – into the hands of the Luca Dynasty – and a change of name, the Legion of the Archangel, and – even more terrifying - the establishment of the LA Iron Legion secret police force, which shortly thereafter transforms into an assassin army of covert death squads. The infamy of the unusual morbidity of the originally-Romanian Iron Guard – even for a fascist movement – was well-known throughout World War II. Even the Mussolini faction of Italian Fascists distanced themselves from this “death cult”. Nevertheless, nearly a century later, the repugnant organization had returned, proudly displaying its devoutly murderous ideology which, in conjunction with its radical theocratic Christian martyrdom and its sinister and militaristic application thereof, was compared to a “Taliban on Steroids”.
The legacy of Francesco and Luciano De Luca and the “Iron Legionnaire State” is one of unparalleled authoritarianism not seen since Putin, in fact – far more so. The Totalitarian suppression of dissent and freedom of speech – not to mention the presence of Iron Legionnaires, coupled with Luca militant expansionism – serves to put the Lucas in the same category as Adolf Hitler by the end of the decade. Although Spain, Latin America and the Russians stand by their mutual Pacific compatriot, even Madrid and Buenos Aires begin to distance themselves from the increasingly neo-fascist, hyper-nationalist foreign policy and ideology of Chile’s totalitarian and xenophobic president Salazar, whom they even claim several times throughout the next decade that such desires would endanger not only all of Latin America, but all of America and the world as a whole.
- See: Fall of Norfolk, Russia and Argentina Attack the United States, Russian–Belarusian Siege of Turkey, Russian–Belarusian Invasion of Scandinavia, Serb Civil War & Central-East African Conflict
- (November 2026)
November – The People's Liberation Army and Shanghai declares the Axis of Resistance an illegal organization, and that Japan’s remilitarization and allying with Russian expansion into Europe was a violation of the Imperial Rescript of Surrender, signed by Japanese Emperor Hirohito that ended World War II. Under international law they would be correct, but the IF (at this point consisting only of scattered, disorganized factions outside of North America) would say otherwise, accusing them of acts of “statist-neofascist techniques of imperialist aggression”. The Independence Front (citing their policy of non-alignment and prevention of nuclear arms race), along with the states loyal to the “Pact” – abstain, although this does nothing to prevent the continuing Russian–Belarusian imperialism, and thus, the CSTO-spearheaded Axis and their allies. The US embassy is closed in China, further gaping the already massive rift between NATO-aligned and IF-aligned countries. With the suspension of U.S.–Chinese relations, Shanghai quietly gives SCO and ASEAN member-states a silent nod of approval for their support of the Pact, and soon after retract their statements critical of Argentina, Chile and Venezuela. As China retreats into isolation, dealing with internal conflict of their own, the Pact expands from its founding members to include all of the former-Shanghai Pact nations (except SK), all of Southeast Asia, including New Zealand and all the countries of the MERCOSUR as observers.
With an international and intercontinental military alliance of nearly 30 countries, the PLA and CPS had effectively leveled the playing field with no more than a quick 30 minute meeting and no more than a few sentences. Unfortunately for the CPS, this calculated move would turn out to be an unforced error benefiting the neighboring Modi and Yamato regimes and their loyal, incredibly extremist, government and sleeper cells.
Russia and Japan were two of only 13 naval powers to field aircraft carriers, while Russia, Argentina and Chile were three of the only 5 navies to field guided-missile destroyers (the only other two being the U.S. Navy and People’s Liberation Army Navy with their Ticonderoga-class and Type-055 respectively) supported by a fleet of over 300 commissioned vessels spearheaded by 5 aircraft carriers and a supercarrier. In addition, Russia possessed hundreds of ICBM, mounted on a fleet of dozens of submarine warships and hundreds of other warhead-delivery platforms, and untold supplies of other chemical, mechanical and biological weapons.
With the US sanctioned, Africa in turmoil, and NATO forces bogged down in the conflict overseas, when NORAD goes dark barely any military forces active there realize. With the North American continent blind, isolated and wide-open, and 4 of the 10 active US supercarriers (one had gone missing in the Mediterranean a half-hour after the nuking), along with nearly 100 (nearly a third) of the U.S. surface fleet docked at Naval Base Norfolk, and roughly a quarter of America’s Air Power stationed there as well – what happens next would remain burned into the collective unconscious of Western Civilization for centuries...
November 14th – The Nuclear Bombing of Colorado Springs was at first attributed to terrorism, but later found out to be Grey Wolves extremists with assistance from the Belarusian KGB. Over 200,000 people are killed instantaneously and another 100,000 by the Wars’ end, the nation is paralyzed. Before anything can be done to alleviate the absence of NORAD and air reconnaissance, with roughly half of America’s military in North Africa fighting against the Egyptian and Syrian Arabs backed by India, Oman and Russia alongside an international effort to curtail the damage of the bombing’s fallout, literally beyond the radar, 4 carriers, the 1,100-foot-long, 100,000-ton "Project 23000 E" "Shtorm" supercarrier from Russia, the former-Juan Carlos and Sao Paulo – which US Intelligence denote as originating from Spain and Brazil – and a strike group of dozens of other Russian, Japanese, Chilean and Argentinian warships of various size and class show up off the shoreline of Naval Base Norfolk, including almost half of the Ticonderoga-class warships formerly belonging to the U.S. - and then Argentina and Chile afterward. All now flew the flag of the Argentine and Chilean States. The sleeping giant is, poetically-speaking, slain in his slumber. The flagship, the dreadnought battleship formerly known as the Peruvian battlecruiser "Almirante Grau," and now known by the Chileans as the infamous Cóndor de Litio' ("Lithium Condor"), launches a missile bombardment – with accompanying strikes from the carrier strike group – effectively neutralizing the base’s and docked carriers’ shoreline and air defense systems in one fell swoop. Following this – a joint-squadron assault of Russian, Belarusian and Argentine air forces, fighters, bombers, and attack helicopters bombard, and destroy, the four docked supercarriers, and over the course of a half-hour (even amid a hastily thrown-together counterattack from Norfolk forces stationed there and abroad), with staggeringly-high levels of ballistics support from the surface battalion (nearly 300 ships “spilling” out of the canal, able to be seen from orbit) the entire base is wiped out – along with every man, officer and military asset – down to the last scrap of equipment – erased from existence.
Knowing full-well the staggering level of martial power the United States possessed, the entire continent of North America is paralyzed in terror. The Union State and its allies in Argentina and Chile had effectively yanked the titan that was once the U.S. military down to their level by its Achilles’ tendon, while simultaneously allowing the Atlantic State the opportunity to assert its sovereignty and control of the region, starting with Naval Base Norfolk. Every strategic move made by the Union State, Japan and Latin America had been executed perfectly and without error – and now the U.S. was fighting an almost even battle with Japan alone, and Russia had officially eclipsed U.S. military prowess. To make matters even worse – a naval strike battalion of hundreds of Yamato-loyalists composed of the North Korean navy was on its way across the pacific, the Peruvian puppet-state of Japan was positioning the 667-vessel-strong fleet it now had power over into a threatening geographically-strategic formation at premeditated locations across the world, and U.S. ally South Korea was powerless to do anything about it.
Less than 24 hours later, NATO invokes Article 5 of the Collective Defense Treaty and multilaterally declares war on Argentina, Chile and the Union State of Russia and Belarus for attacking NATO, and thus attacking their territorial integrity, as well as the theft of nuclear weapons from the US – originally attributed to the nation in question.
"Eleven-Fourteen" or "11/14" is seen as the second-major military defeat of the U.S. in WWIII, much like its counterpart catastrophe, Nine-Eleven "9/11", wherein thousands - both military and otherwise - perish at the hands of hostile actors due to U.S. government ineptitude.
Argentina, Chile and the Russo–Belarusian Union State emerge as the Germany, Italy and Japan of the ongoing Third Global Confrontation. With NATO on one side; Argentina, Chile and Eurasia on the other, our embattled planet Earth’s various warring nations, territories and governments had solidified into two, roughly three, adversarial factions vying for control of said associated territories.
This was the Apex of World War III.
The Apex of WW3
- See: Bolivian–Chilean Territorial Crisis, NATO Declares War on Japan, NATO Declares War on Belarus, NATO Declares War on Russia, Japan Declares War on the United States, Belarus and Russia Declare War on the United States, Chile Declares War on the U.S., Argentina Declares War on the U.S., NATO Invasion of North Cyprus & Russian Invasion of Ukraine
February – Guerrilla and asymmetric warfare being waged by Argentine and Chilean military forces and insurgents in Bolivia, Uruguay and the Falkland Isles against Islander military and U.S. elements since the culmination of the Second Korean War, South America and Balkan Offensive proxy conflicts between the United Nations and Russia, escalates to a new all-time high when a high-ranking Islander politician and ambassador to the IF is assassinated by pro-Chilean and Argentinian militia via carefully-placed moles in the Falklandic and Uruguayan governments. The outcry causes the Falklands and United Kingdom to declare a state of emergency, and it isn’t but a few days later that public demonstrations against the executive order spread like wildfire. The Argentine and Chilean-backed movement `Grupo de Amigos Personales (GAP) was discovered to be what the anti-government demonstrations primarily consisted of after investigations into the nature of the controversy were launched by the CIA, MI6 and RECON. Further investigations revealed obvious war-crimes and human rights violations, all of which were being ignored or covered up, or both, by Spain, Peru, and other Argentine and Chilean allies. Discovering this, the US deployed immediate reaction groups based around RECON and NATO primarily associated with regional disaster relief response and political crises. The alarm sets in throughout South America, with revelations that Argentina, Peru and Chile had been supporting the movements financially, and cooperating clandestinely under the careful cover of Bourbon and Yamato whitewashing for closer military cooperation, and plans to cripple the South American, and by extension, the US economy and gain a long-sought foothold in the Western hemisphere for their allies in Madrid. With efforts put forth by the Atlantic and Colombian governments, all of South America rally behind Bolivia and the Falklands in opposition to the GAP strike-teams. Left-wing and syncretic ultra-nationalism sees the opposition to GAP only increase its power and influence in Argentina and Chile, and by the early months of the very next year, GAP and the Pincer both indirectly and directly controls the Peruvian, Argentinian, Moroccan and Venezuelan governments. Japan, and GIS units led by Volkan Jamakovic, assisted heavily in this endeavor. The revelation of this to all of America, including the North Americans, results in widespread condemnation of English Chancellor Pharaoh, Japan, Argentina and the Chilean far-right government and an intense territorial crisis between Bolivia on the defense, and Argentina and Chile on the attack, as the latter begins deploying the Chilean Army and GAP insurgents respectively across the Altiplano, quickly establishing military superiority in the region and temporarily halving the country of Bolivia. Their efforts are discovered and cut off by the end of the second day and beginning of the third night of Chilean military exercises. The result is full-blown conflict and an intense Bolivian Civil War. Said conflict reverberates throughout Latin America for years to come.
Russian–Serbian War Bots
- See: Liberation of Corsica, India declares war on Pakistan, Chilean–Argentine Invasion of Mexico, Russian DEMO Strikes on Sicily and Scotland, Russian–led Invasion of the EU, MAWS & Russian–Belarusian Invasion of Germany
June – The Scottish Prime Minister and the House of Commons call on RECON for an emergency summit between IF and NATO powers in regards to a massive buildup of troops and armor on the border between Scotland and England. NATO declines the invitation, but the IF attends with rigor, still at odds over Pharaoh’s justifiably unfulfilled demand that the US cede Virginia, Georgia and the Carolinas back to the Crown. Just a week ago Queen Elizabeth II had died, and Great Britain, transformed by the British Civil War, Rebel England and Third Global Conflict, splits the Monarchy down the middle between those loyal to England and those supporting a reunification of Britain. The latter are forced into exile, but Scotland and Ireland pledge to defend them from their political opponents.
The highlights at the meeting are Pharaoh’s steady – but gradually declining – cooperation with Syria and Greece invading the French island of Corsica. Apparently, Pharaoh had cooperated with the Japanese Monarchy and Italian GIS, Islamist and JaF assets to sow conflict in the Middle-East to distract from the invasion of Corsica, due to the presence of anti-Pharaoh rebels on the island. Through cooperation with RECON, the British government-in-exile begins plans for a coup to overthrow Chancellor Pharaoh and his supporters in London. Meanwhile, RECON-Unit 1-11 and NATO forces arrive in Corsica to beat back Russian-backed forces attacking the island. Unit 1-11, with heavy assistance from France and Sard rebels, defeat the Russians and free the Corsican people from enemy hands.
August – Italy's Luciano De Luca, Argentina and the Russians declare military action, steamrolling the North Aegean, Peloponnese and Crete, and invading Malta, Cyprus and Tunisia, before North Italy's launching of an ICBM barrage at French and Turkish bases across the Mediterranean, Central Greece and South Aegean from bases in Crete and the North Aegean, in addition to the detonations of two nuclear warheads in the Balearics by NATO out of retaliation against a Argentine–Russian invasion of Malta and an unsuccessful Turkish-led liberation of Greece. Nearly a million are killed almost instantaneously. NATO and IF are on-site within the hour, with Canada, France, Norway, Germany and Turkey committing a majority of their amenable military forces supported by the 67 NATO-Allied UN (as well as the other 20 Nations openly opposing COSECTOR) into UNTAES and UNMIK zones in Serbia, where an Argentine–Belarusian Joint-Force led by Transylvanian Dictator Dragomir Radu is waging guerrilla warfare. Transylvania, supported by Ukrainian and Szekely ultranationalist paramilitary and armed battalions and armies led by Radu and Luca, attempts to establish a foothold, but Coalition forces are able to beat back the invaders by September.
Late August – Belarusian–Russian infiltrators seize upon the finance-weary Balkans to bolster and erect an effective bulwark powerful enough to threaten most of Eastern Europe. An international summit convenes between the EU, Scotland, NATO and beleaguered Ukrainian opposition in Bratislava, Slovakia, at the behest of the Slovak President in Grassalkovich Palace - the last stronghold of Czechs, and Slovaks of the Slovak Republic of Central Europe - Slovenská Stredoeurópska Republika (SSR). It is when the leaders of NATO are convened that a bombing eliminates most of NATO’s command structure… immediately followed by attacks in Slovakia and the Czech Republic by Belarusian Ground Forces. The invasion of Europe by a Belarusian-Russian force and the Franco-Turk spat provides a distraction, putting the entire region into shock. Meanwhile, Turkey had - utilizing a ground force consisting of over 40 million in manpower, 35,000 tanks, armor and artillery as well as thousands of rocket projectors - finished off the weakened Hungarian military destabilized by the ongoing insurgency, and occupied this and other countries shortly after a rigged unification of Moldova and Ukraine (which results in the collapse of both countries) at the behest of pro-Moldovan and pro-Russian elements within the Ukrainian government (primarily out of opposition to the Hungarians and Radu, who himself was elevated by pro-Eurasian Yugoslavs). At the same time of the Belarusian occupation of West Ukraine and pro-Russian insurgencies in Serb Croatia and the Serbs of Bosnia-Herzegovina occurred, so too did the unification of Eastern Ukraine and Moldova with Russia, Transnistria and Crimea - overseen by the Kremlin and CoSECTOR. Even before Russia had dissolved the Moldovan and Ukrainian military and infrastructure, the new ultra-nationalist-imperialist government in Belarus laid claim to the allegiance of nearly 21 million across Eastern Europe and an occupied territory encompassing 476,030 kilometres (295,791.329 miles) at its height. Ukraine would collapse in on itself the following year due to crumbling infrastructure, oligarch's embezzling needed funds to facilitate protracted war-footing occupation of such scale, and a temporarily-successful push from Moscow to re-annex Ukraine into the Eurasian successor state to the Soviet Union.
Turkey and Russia's carrier task force enter and occupy the Balkans, utilizing 2 million soldiers, 8,000 AFV, 5,000 tanks, 500 MLRs, and 600 SPGs, as well as half of their air force – roughly 5,000 craft to push the Argentine-Russian force back. Belarus and Russia, led by the Belarusian KGB, Argentine forces based out of Equatorial Africa and infamous Ukrainian Secret Police Chief Nikita Kravychko, shut down the Romanian communes by pouring over a third of their entire military strength into the regions, quickly locking down the city and setting up a forward operating base to allow their air craft to join in on the bombardment and invasion of the communes. Before anything can be done, insurgents and the Union State quickly shut down Austria and Hungary, sending half of the invasion force east, and the other half south – back into the Nationalist-occupied Vojvodina. Their MLRs and SPG – as well as all air powers – remain in Hungary, but are suspiciously ordered northeast shortly thereafter. With over a third of their missile strength aimed for mainland Europe, the Belarusian–Russian force drives home their implied message with one final saber-swing. The top-secret U.S. orbital strike (Directed Energy Munitions Orbiter – “DEMO”) program (stationed in orbit over Western Europe to safeguard the United States’ NATO allies from potential Eurasian attack in the 21st Century) went offline in early August and by August 11th it was made abundantly clear that this was a Russia-caused problem. Controlled by London, Lima and Madrid by this time – the Japanese-backed English and Russian government faced a sizable NATO-spearheaded invasion from Austrian, German and Hungarian forces roughly a week later and used the weapon on the resistance in Szeged, Csongrád County, the Azores, Pécs and Upper Austria, destroyed and rendered vast areas of the region uninhabitable, killing an estimate 286,664, a still-devastatingly-high bodycount that could have been as high as 1,000,000 had RECON not done their part to get as many civilians and resistance fighters to safety.
Unfortunately, their actions prove for naught. A few minutes later, before the weapon can be shot down, the Russian Kremlin orders a DEMO strike on the Northern Isles of Scotland out of retaliation for the EU's threats. The islands are destroyed, and rendered uninhabitable – 651,023 people are killed instantaneously. Russia, Belarus and Argentina immediately after invade Vojvodina aided by Serb nationalists, leading to the Siege of Novi Sad that lasts through varying, tapering degrees of escalation throughout WWIII, and the destruction wrought by this time provides enough of a distraction to allow the Rezidencyja Prezidenta, which had been (unknowingly) cooperating with the Novi dvor, Kremlin, Buenos Aires and Santiago since the end of the Cold War to pioneer the penultimate orbital WMD, to unleash a monster upon their enemies the likes of which nobody to ever walk the Earth has ever before witnessed.
September 2027 – Hidden amid the thousands of satellites and pieces of debris orbiting Earth, a weapon system far beyond the level of technological advancement of any combination of dominant economies or militaries the forces of Earth could ever hope to bolster sat just beyond the prying eyes of the Human Race. Argentina, Belarus, Chile, Russia and Serbia gain official jurisdiction over the COSECTOR’s secret joint-army of MAWS – Mechanized Autonomous Weapon Systems – pledging to use them against their enemies. Whereas about half of NATO’s forces were tied down in the Middle-East, Europe was left without much defense at home, and most European nations had virtually no standing military left, economically dependent on the United States after the Cold War. In major European capitals and cities – Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Bonn, Geneva, Oslo, Strasbourg, Manchester, Yorkshire and Athens – as well as La Paz, Bogota, Toronto, Vancouver, Guatemala City, San Salvador, Quito, Puebla and Montreal on the American continent (although all inbound for the United States are shot down by US ICBM barrages) over 3,100 MAW units deploy from orbit all across the planet into standby mode, bearing the flags and insignia of the Union State regimes of Belarus and Russia, as well as the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Latin American countries of Argentina, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru and Venezuela (all later discovered to be secretly under the control of Belgrade, Minsk and Moscow). Upon activation, just 50 MAWS are able to lay waste to an entire countryside. The death toll tops 100,000 within just 48 hours of global MAW activation. It isn’t a moment later; however, that RECON and NATO are assembled for an emergency summit at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. It is here that it is discovered that not only do the Union State, Latin America and Serbia possess an estimate 2,550-strong MAW force – but as do the French, Scottish, US, Canada and South Korea (Germany, Pakistan, Poland, the Netherlands and Switzerland also possess smaller, cheaper MAWS), with a combined force of over 4,200 – the Scottish and US possessing a combined 2,308 of the units prepped and ready to go as was the Koreans' (whose had been kept secret since the early 1970’s) Archer One (1,892). With units inbound for Europe, and some deployed into America, the Joint-Chiefs assess that although the two sides’ MAW forces are evenly matched, they denote that unlike the NATO and IF MAWS which involve some form of human interaction into the Autonomous equation, the hulking Latin American, Serbian and Union State MAWS are 100% literal, AI-powered killing machines.
U.S. media coverage
Beginning with the initial 9 September 2027 MAW deployment into Central and Northern Europe until the cessation of hostilities in Europe in early 2029, the major U.S. news networks of Fox News, MSNBC and CNN covered the violence ceaselessly, in stark contrast to the decades-long US-led drone warfare in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Albania, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Iraq, Libya, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Somalia and Yemen between 2001 and 2026, which were poorly covered by American media, particularly regarding Iraq. The international community highly criticized the U.S. for this behavior, leading to historians in the late-22nd century to contest the official narrative of a "turncoat Union State leading an Anti-UN resistance movement," emphasizing the collapse of the U.S. and China as a "delayed reaction" to systemic corruption, decades of unilateral aggression and the largely-neutral role played by the U.S. and British Commonwealth implicating the UN as a whole as the instigator of WWIII.
Belarusian–Russian Invasion of Germany
- See: Russian Occupation of Holland, Liberation of Denmark, Turkish Occupation of Thrace, Russian-English Siege of Glasgow, & British–English relations (September – December 2027)
September – The MAW force in America destroy the enemy Argentine and Chilean force while suffering only 26 casualties. The situation in Europe is not so tame. Three Union State MAW battalions are formed into around 100-300, and two teams of Chilean–Argentinian MAWS (200-300) each to hit the forces in Scotland, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Eastern Europe respectively. An eighth, composed of American and Scottish forces, numbering at about an even number to that of the Latin-Russian MAW battalions, meets the enemy MAWS just as they reach Berlin. In a conflict that results in the deaths of another 24,000 people, it is a Pyrrhic victory for the Allied MAWS. By the end of the month all of the MAW forces have been pushed into Germany – the nexus of the Pact occupation of Europe. In response, the English hit UN and Co-Sector ground forces in the region.
October – RECON Units deploy into Switzerland, Croatia, Hamburg and Berlin in search of rogue Ukrainian SBU Agent Nikita Kravychko, and the leader of the Grey Wolves ultranationalists directing the attack from the ground – Lt. Colonel Jamaković – and his right-hand, Dragomir Radu, who are believed to be in one of the three countries. Although they are not, NATO Command sees them as potentially linked to the rogue Kerry regime. NATO officially responds to RECON presence in Germany and Austria by deploying their deadliest Special Forces – the Danish Hunter Corps. In addition, the Norwegian MJK deploy alongside the Danes in a joint-military-operation to hunt down and take out RECON. Colombia also deploys MAWs – with some tasked specifically with the neutralization of the RECON soldiers. The Colombians also propagate the misinformation of RECON being an Israeli sleeper-cell throughout Europe – at the wishes of NATO Secretary-General Bush – and RECON soon finds themselves hunted throughout the continent by both of the warring factions, as forces from Hungary, Scandinavia, Turkey and Latin America converge on and relentlessly pursue the international task force. Fortunately, the RECONS manage to evade their predators and successfully track down and capture Jamaković (although Radu escapes back into Hungary). The Scandinavians, realizing the RECONS’ true objective, come to the conclusion that the Colombians were attempting to protect Jamaković, and that Colombia's ambitions involved allowing England and its allies in Asia and America to conquer and weaken Europe enough for the three countries to come in and assume supremacy of the continent. Unfortunately, this information endangers the Scandinavian soldiers, and they are assassinated and eliminated in various mysterious ways throughout the rest of 2027.
The Allies liberate the rest of Malta from the Italian nationalists, which separates from the Occupied Government to form its own independent nation once more. Montenegro also establishes territorial independence after the Italian attack on Bosnia and Slovenia, but the latter soon falls under a puppet regime controlled by North Italy while pro-North Korea Syria expanded into Israel, and the rest of the Serbia is essentially annexed by the Russian-backed Croat Yugoslav Front (although a fierce Serbian Resistance movement establishes a permanent foothold throughout Serbia). By the end of the major hostilities in Europe – specifically Berlin – the Allies had suffered 1,567 MAW casualties, while Russia, Belarus and Co. had suffered 2,693 (1600 in Berlin, 306 in Innsbruck, 722 in Athens), with the remaining 1,315 pushed back into Austria. Frustratingly, the two MAW forces remained almost evenly matched, with the tactically-superior AI MAWS only 310 behind the Allied MAWS.
B-13 vector crisis
- See: Vector War, Eugenics, Vector fungus, Bioterrorism, Vector Outbreak of Europe & the Americas (November 2026 – June 2027/2028)
Although only a fraction the virulence of the early-2020's SARS-CoV-19, the weaponizing of the infamous O. unilateralis (often incorrectly referred to as "Cordyceps" or "Zombie fungus" due to its association with a popular video-game series dramatizing a zombie apocalypse caused by the disease) was a guaranteed 100% mortality-rate (with rumors circulating as early as November 2027, when the first recorded attack occurred in Ostrava and other cities in Eastern Europe, that someone survived coming into contact with the disease). Following the globally-televised and ceaselessly-covered 11-7-27 attacks in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Ukraine - and thereafter outbreaks and regional epidemics surging in the Spring and Fall of 2028 and 2029 respectively - the initial hostilities borne following the previous virus crisis would largely begin to wane as the nightmare reality of an impending bio-terrorism crisis began to grip the world in its clutches.
January – The Black Thirteen, an anti-neural agent created from the mutation of the O. unilateralis by nanotechnology, is discovered to be the weapon of choice utilized by the bioterrorists. Seeing how they attack European states in late 2027 at first, it is suspected they work for the United States by NATO and the Pact…that is until they attack the Western United States. It is confirmed they are neither Islamic terrorists nor are they Ultranationalist extremists from any one country. What elicits further confusion is the advanced power armor and weaponry they utilize. The prime suspicion for the funding and support of the bioterrorists then shifts to international organizations such as NATO. After bioterrorist attacks on Salt Lake City, Vancouver, Seattle, Dallas and Los Angeles, all implications of US or IF involvement in the bioterrorism is swept aside, and nations all across the world begin to set their sights on Interpol and NATO – or, eventually, even a false-flag inside job operation by Middle America against its resident civilian population.
June – For six months Europe struggles against the vector threat. The Pact deploys a reserve force of 3,771 MAWS to combat the rapidly spreading bio-weapons. They succeed in pushing the threat back out of Eastern Europe and into the Southeastern/Balkans region by late June. Earlier in the month, although the American public take up arms against the infected back in February, in the end the entire continent west of the Mississippi River is quarantined, the major points of the Red Line established by US forces in western Chicago and Memphis TN. San Francisco quarantines the city limits and establishes a ‘Fortress Francisco’ policy put forth by the city’s Mayor and the Governor of California both. Officials note that a smaller infestation occurred in Mountain City in Eastern TN, which resulted in the town being quarantined. Although the culprits were not then known, with recent developments it becomes clear that the source of the weapon was borne in Oak Ridge, a few short miles north of Knoxville. By July 2027 over half-a-million people in the United States and Middle America alone have fallen victim to the contagion, with that number approaching approximately 1.8 million worldwide.
Korea, Tibet and the Federation vs. Fang's China
February – On February 15th the insurgents launch several more attacks in East Asia – Shanghai, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Petropavlovsk, Seoul, Pyongyang, Singapore, Vladivostok, Osaka, Manila, Quezon City, Hat Yai, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phuket, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok – in 16 cities in Russia, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Korea and the Philippines. Twelve hours later over 3,780 sightings have occurred and over 960 confrontations involving the viral vectors have been reported. At least 7,791 deaths occur within nine hours of the attacks, and continue to escalate by an average of 2.4 deaths an hour, with another 0.6 death increase in escalation at a roughly 50% chance of said growth and nearly 0% chance of any visible implosion every ten hours that went by. Chinese authorities manage to attain a pyrrhic victory against the vectors – with approximately 90% of the territory of Jiangsu Province, along with the 11 other surrounding provinces reporting viral presence and Q-Zone status, under hostile occupation – yet manage to evacuate most of the civilian populace, while Singapore manages to drive the infected out of the city-state and quarantine the city limits by the morning of the 21st. Other cities that manage to survive are Vladivostok (which, although a protracted campaign, manage to use the coastline and harbors as an effective brace against the encroaching hordes, allowing them to perform a tactical piston to rebound against the enemy), Ho Chi Minh City (using their home field advantage they eliminate the infected and push them back into China within twelve hours, before they can pose an adequate threat), Seoul (by the 16th), Osaka (manage to quarantine the infection within the south district by the 17th) and Manila (by the 16th). However, Shanghai, Petropavlovsk, Pyongyang and Quezon City are flattened by the infection – the result is the complete infection of the northern Philippines, viral occupation of Far-East Russia, the infection of East China, regions of Southern and Central China, North Korea, and the entirety of the Malay Peninsula by February of next year. The most devastating events of the Vector Crisis occur in East China – Shanghai, during the Bund Nightmare: 586,383 people die within six hours at the hands of the bloodthirsty viral weapons – and the Malay Peninsula, during the “KL (Kuala Lumpur) Purge”, in which 326,225 die by infection and another 55,664 die from firing squads and government police instructed to wipe-out the infected areas of “cryptids” left behind during the evacuation. A combined 968,272 perish in the Vector Crisis of East Asia, with Shanghai and the Malay Peninsula regarded as the preeminent epicenters of the entire Crisis by many historians – with more people dying in the Bund Nightmare and the Kuala Lumpur Purge than in the entirety of the rest of the International Vector Crisis as a whole.
August – During the Vector Crisis of East Asia, Japan and Russian Forces come upon the realization that South Korea's, and the rest of the region’s, intense focus on the containment and pacification of the bioterrorist threat lends it the perfect opportunity to trample South Korea and occupy the island, to exact revenge upon the Pro-American country that attacked them several years earlier. Japan invades Korea and the Philippines with its full force of millions of soldiers, thousands of aircraft and hundreds of naval vessels including fifty battlecruisers and 3 supercarriers. What Japan forgets is the Korean MAW complement of still-over 550 MAWS (459 Scout, 77 Tanks and 9 Command), which they had been actively upgrading and retrofitting with constantly-updating technology and consistently more advanced weaponry for the past two years. Although China still has over 1,000, they are outmatched both technologically and in raw firepower by Japan, and cannot adequately aid them (largely dominated by Japanese political influence at this time). The invasion is repulsed, miraculously, as Korea throws all 5,173,000 of its military personnel from the navy, ground forces and air forces – including its 557-strong “advanced walkers” – against the invaders. Over 50 million Chinese and Korean soldiers are killed in the fight against Japanese and Russian Forces based there, including three quarters of their own MAW force, while the Koreans lose a paltry 17 MAWS, even with the fabled “Gun Dragon” Command Walker (of which China claimed to have an entire army, yet only had two with one a secret), the People’s Liberation Army fails where the ARCHER fighters and their HAPKIDO counterparts – the latter revered as the pinnacle of the manned Command Walkers to fight in the Third World War – succeed in repelling Japan’s second major offensive in the region in mere months.
Japan’s Philippines invasion is repulsed almost instantly by the heavy number of infected there, and shortly after the Koreans repel Japan on August 20th anti-Communist Tibetan separatist movements begin to surge across the continent. With the Liberation Army already in a weathered state from their battering by the Japanese, they make the last mistake they should’ve made – poorly executed intelligence and a heated ‘shoot first ask questions later’ attitude. Delivering the exact same response they have given to every attempted uprising, what they do not expect is a tactical, guerrilla-style counterattack with carefully and patiently-executed strategic response by the Tibetan Insurrectionists. Several cells placed within the PLA and Communist Party execute bombings against government structures in Shanghai, Beijing, and Tianjin – as well as PLA strongholds in Chengdu, Luoyang and Xuchang. This creates a domino effect resulting in the immediate elimination of most of the Communist Party and PLA command structure, throwing the Chinese armed forces into disarray and giving the Tibetan opposition the tactical superiority for the duration of the confrontation. Sympathetic Anticommunist movements gain footholds in each of the seven military regions, as well as the North and East of India, arising from opposition to the pro-Japanese and Indian Communist Party from within the PLA as well as the Indian Armed Forces. Throughout the rest of the year, into the next, and the beginning of the year after that, the Communists slowly lose their grip on Beijing and China as a whole. Eventually they are weakened to a point that the North Korean government, dependent on Communist support from Beijing, collapses, and Seoul becomes the seat of a unified Korea for the first time in almost a century. Shortly thereafter Korea, Taiwan and Free China launch an all-out assault on Beijing, capturing it and politically liberating China from Japan no more than 48 hours later. Japan effectively surrenders, with the Emperor declaring war on India, although a series of quasi-terrorist militant guerilla movements would conitnue to wage asymmetric warfare for decades after the osenstible collapse of Japan as it was once known.
2028-2029– Despite Tibet’s ostensible political victory, the Communists – led by the imperialist and hypernationalist Fang Kaizeng – via Indian, Russian and North American support hold out for several more years within the walls of the Forbidden City as the de facto headquarters of a Chinese-led Security Council dominion. Field Marshal Fang Kaizeng, the self-appointed yet unchallenged UNCIC since late 2027 after the previous, had been the last person seen with his predecessor, and is thus blamed for his disappearance as he attempts open totalitarian rule over the United Nations – the Security Council that includes Britain, France, Pakistan and the United States of America – and by extension, ruling the known world. By 2027 the IF led by Tibet is able to mount a successful assault on the Palace of Heavenly Purity and capture Marshal Fang, destroying a hidden second Gun Dragon in the process, thus ending the incessant hostilities fomenting within Beijing over the last year. Shortly after this, Tibet's allies in Indian Kashmir are aided by France, Pakistan, Turkey, the Arab League and United Kingdom in an Invasion of Himachal Pradesh. Before Allied forces can make it to New Delhi, the 2027 nuclear bombardment cripples India - but takes the near-1,000,000-strong invasion force with it.
Turkish–NATO Invasion of Israel
NATO Invasion of Israel
It wasn’t long after the fall of Red China that the nations of Eastern Asia were able to mount a united offensive against the B13. By September 6th the East Asian Outbreak was slowed and pacified, with a few stragglers here and there in remote regions. Europe, although still struggling against the shadows of North America and England, was able to keep the infestation contained in the West Balkans of Southeastern Europe, and after the fall of the extremist governments in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon (on opposing sides of the ongoing War); Israel, Jordan, Iraq and Iran are able to mount a successful offensive against the infection in the Palestinian and Anbar regions of the Middle-East. A rampant vector crisis in Riyadh had spread to outlying regions by this time, however, and Saudi military elements were forced to focus attention inward.
Meanwhile, the mainland United States was still struggling against the rampant hordes. While Memphis, Chicago and San Francisco held steadfast, the US had not experienced a moment’s reprieve long enough to formulate a unified offense strategy. The NATO Secretary-General, George W. Bush, is discovered to be working secretly with English Chancellor Pharaoh who had effectively taken control of Europe. Now, the final show down was imminent, as Belgian and NATO forces prepare to invade Israel – and choke what they claim to be the last lifeline being fed into the economically-implosive regime in England. Or so they would have us believe.
During the infestation and before an effective quarantine procedure could take place, the rogue Sunni government in Jerusalem is forced to vacate, and it is during this time that a Zionist-Muslim coalition government is erected and democracy and equality is reclaimed between Israeli Jews and Israeli Arabs for the first time in nearly a century. Despite this, NATO – primarily backed by Belgium and the MLF (Multinational Land Force), and Nordic EU battle-groups, and spearheaded by the Danish Hunter Corps – launches an attempted occupation of Haifa, intent on claiming Israel regardless of who or what was in power. In an unexpected reentry into WW3, U.S. and Chinese MAW forces – spearheaded by RECON – come to the defense of Israel against the Belgian–Danish NATO invasion force. The Russians also commit a sizeable assist, and the NATO intervention is repulsed. In the process, however, Russian forces destroy several U.S. naval assets, including a submarine – while pro-Russian Israelis seize and occupy a U.S. Ford-class supercarrier. Backed by Russia, and reinvigorated with the possession of such a powerful military asset, the Russian-controlled Israeli military pledges to assist Russia and England in a revenge attack upon Europe and the United States of America, while the moderate Israeli government, forced into exile in Tel Aviv, pledges and reaffirms its commitment to the United States, and a Civil War between the pro-Russian and pro-American factions within Israel erupts across southern and western Israel.
English Invasion of New York City
Beginning in mid-September, bombings in Queens, Newark and the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Sunset Park and 8th Avenue by the independent Jihadists in control of the supercarrier preamble a subsequent invasion by England of the Eastern Seaboard of Manhattan, New York. Isolated skirmishes unfold in Jersey City and parts of Newark and its outskirts in late September, November, and throughout the Summer of the following year, respectively. The first tally on the mission parameters is the occupation and lockdown of the financial district, particularly Wall St. The invasion is precipitated by precision missile strikes against the MMB, Empire State Building (to disrupt nationwide broadcasting), 432 Park Ave. (used as partial residence for U.S. infantrymen), 70 Pine St., the Woolworth Building, the Tishman-Speyer Building, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grand Central, NYC Transit, One Liberty Plaza, Ft. Hamilton, NYPD, and the Statue of Liberty over the course of roughly 15 minutes (NYPD, Ft. Hamilton, the Statue of Liberty, 432 Park Ave., MMB and the Empire State Building are all destroyed simultaneously). In addition to these preliminary strikes, residential buildings suspect of housing Middle American and US infantry in preparation for the invasion of the United States and England respectively – 1717 Broadway, Liberty Tower, Barclay Tower, Biltmore Tower, CitySpire Center, The Corinthian, The Eldorado, The Epic, Madison Green, Metropolitan Tower, Battery Park’s Millennium Point and Millennium Tower – are destroyed. Although the 200,000-strong mobilization was – tactfully – spread out primarily in as many low-lying residential structures as possible, the leveling of New York’s residential skyscrapers still took out a rather large chunk of the total invasion force; 57,000 soldiers and over 100,000 civilians are killed.
(October 2028–July 2029) – English forces manage to maintain a foothold in the Upper East Side throughout the entirety of the campaign. Within a month, however, U.S. forces had managed to secure the United Nations building and surrounding neighborhoods of English forces. The very next month, U.S. and RECON forces launch a joint operation to reclaim the supercarrier from the English and jihadists. They do so successfully, immediately turning the vessel on the other twenty-odd vessels in New Jersey waters, pounding them throughout January and February. By March English ground forces are surrounded, but manage to hold out for another three months before surrendering (although the Latin American-controlled dreadnought battlecruiser returns briefly in April to attempt a rescue).
Throughout the rest of June, English deserters and guerrillas commit blitzkrieg-style attacks on U.S. forces patrolling the New Jersey–New York border and throughout Jersey City. By early July the skirmishers have been pushed out of Jersey City and into Newark and surrounding neighborhoods, and within a week the remaining 100-odd belligerents have all either been captured or killed.
Belarusian–Russian Siege of San Francisco
- See: Siege of San Francisco, Battle of Chicago, Vector Pacification of Mainland US, Russian–Belarusian Invasion of Anchorage & Battle of San Francisco (May – July 2028)
May – Throughout May Korean Archer Two MAW formations, led by one of the only three LONGBOW fighters in existence, lend crushing assistance to the ailing American resistance against the vector hordes. In response to the alarming developments in Manhattan, the second-largest MAW squadron on Earth is sent to Western America to take some of the pressure off of them by giving them an outstanding head start through “laser-carpet-bombings”, weapons systems the Koreans designed specifically to target and destroy nanotechnology (i.e., hapless victims of the Black Thirteen nano-virus), with one bombing run resulting in the destruction of thousands to tens of thousands of infected in one fell swoop. This gives the resistance enough of a window to conduct National Guard and United Militia clean-up exercises orchestrated to deliver the maximum effective response to the question of how to get rid of the infestation as quickly and wholly as possible. In the same month, a military coup led by General Valyn Zharkov seizes control of Moscow and executes Russian President Medvedev. The government under Zharkov is much more overtly ultranationalist and fascistic than Medvedev’s Russia.
June – With the bombing runs concluded by May 21st, the devectification of the western mainland begins immediately afterwards. The ANG and North America divide the Western US up into 3 zones denoted by their proximity to whichever of the three central nuclei of the Antivector Resistance Movement (ARM) they happened to be – Chicago, Memphis or San Francisco. Although they had a lot of area to cover, this was their sole challenge in mopping up what little 1% of the initial vectors remained behind after the devastating anticryptid bombing measures undertaken by the Archers, and the sole reason it takes ARM from May 22nd up until June 29th to reduce the vector threat level from yellow to green. The main reason ARM has to cease prioritizing of the antivector countermeasures is the Latin–Russian invasion of San Francisco on June 30th.
July – On the morning of June 30th NORAD orders a no-fly zone over California after alerting residents to the presence of a 300-vessel fleet, spearheaded by nearly the entire 721-vessel-strong Russian-spearheaded combined Chilean–Argentinian Fleet sitting just beyond eyeshot of the American West Coast. A citywide evacuation of San Francisco is underway by 7 AM, with RECON diplomatic assets inserted beforehand to coordinate and supervise – but it is too little too late. Oakland and Berkeley are quickly overrun, particularly due to their weakened state in the wake of the Outbreak. Fisherman’s Wharf is the first area of the city to fall under Russian bombardment. It isn’t until roughly an hour later, after the destruction of the westernmost suburban region of the City, the US forces discover this is a diversion. About 47 minutes into the attack Russian and Belarusian Spetsnaz, Argentine 601st and Chilean 13th Commando deploy into and occupy Point Vista. With all of the available US military assets focused on western SF, Spetsnaz and Commando forces quickly shut down any possible land-based assistance to US infantry via occupation of Point Vista and the Golden Gate Bridge. AA emplacements are quickly erected in Western SF and the Marina District, sealing out any available air-based reinforcements with Multiple-Launch Propulsion Systems, Artillery and advanced laser-based AA systems. The Spetsnaz occupation of mainland San Francisco proceeds with perennial bombing runs up and down Market Street, and an infantry-based shut down of Union Square, the Tenderloin District, Haight-Ashbury, The Castro and Financial Districts in that order. When US forces dugout on Lower Market, Upper Mission and parts of the Financial District prove to be a greater resistance force than the SAT anticipate, artillery batteries erected on Alcatraz, in Oakland and Berkeley preeminent to the main assault ruthlessly bombard the aforementioned municipal regions. It is at around this point in time that NATO and RECON – in response to the pinned-down US forces in mainland San Francisco – deploy behind enemy lines in Point Vista to retake the Chilean–Argentinian shutdown of the Golden Gate and neutralize hostile artillery. This endeavor, due to its extremely covert nature, catches the enemy by surprise and is a sweeping success for IF forces. Throughout the rest of the night, until the sun rises on the new day – July 1st – US forces remain on the defense. Due to the intense fighting in West Africa and the Middle-East, IF and NATO forces are hard-pressed to strategically allocate armed forces as tenderly and carefully as possible, and by 7 AM on July 1st, although US forces have suffered immense casualties, armored and airborne reinforcements arrive to deliver a crippling blow to Argentinian ground and naval assets. RECON assists in the evacuation and defense of Homeless Youths shelters from Russian–Belarusian belligerents and RECON air support assists in the process. District-by-district, RECON, NATO and IF forces shut out the Argentine and Russo–Belarusian forces. The supreme commander of the rogue Italians present during the Siege of San Francisco, Luciano De Luca, the twin brother of Francesco De Luca – and his right-hand man, the Hungarian-Romanian General Dragomir Radu, make an attempt to escape from the war-zone, but Luca is eventually tracked down and taken in for interrogation by RECON-Unit 1-11. The Siege lasts for another two weeks but is reduced mainly to a war of attrition. During the interrogation of Luciano De Luca, Unit 111 discovers that the attack on California was just a small part of a much larger plan involving all of the Pact and Interpol and even the enigmatic ‘Shadow Hub’, the terrorist organization responsible for these ‘Shadow Police’ bioterrorist attacks. The first step of the master plan to bring the mighty United States to its knees was a covert Russian-Belarusian invasion of Alaska with help from Interpol and this mysterious ‘Shadow’ organization.
July 1st – RECON meets with NATO forces in Anchorage an hour after discovering this revelation from De Luca. Sure enough, Russian-speaking men in uniform are spotted on the town’s outskirts. Covert and stealth operations are launched against these Axis ‘observation cells.’ The anti-insurgency operations are a massive success for RECON and NATO forces. After the debriefing at the RECON base a few miles outside of town, NATO and the civilian staff at the base is discovered to have been infiltrated by pro-Interpol Russia and NSA moles. A bitter struggle erupts, after Russian and Peacekeeper forces reveal themselves within the very interior of the RECON HQ, to secure the base. It is here that the most devastating confrontation between RECON and viral hostiles unfolds. Eventually, the only solution becomes evident – evacuate and nuke the site from orbit. Capturing a smuggled Russian nuclear warhead, RECON and NATO forces evacuate – but not before losing 3 quarters of their initial forces. The base is destroyed, along with the zombic threat. As they are arriving back in the mainland United States, RECON receives word from Shield Team that the bioterrorists have arrived in Chicago with power armor reminiscent of the IF-based "Monstrous” armor systems, only much more advanced. With their own men in the center of the battle zone, RECON changes course and they then head for Chicago.
- See: The Vector Crisis, Eugenics, Bioterrorism, Vector Pacification of Mainland US, Operation STARMAN & Vector Pacification (July 2027)
Outbreak and pandemic bio-terrorism
What would become known as the Vector War, also referred to just as frequently as the Vector Crisis or Vector Outbreak, would last for two-and-a-half years – from November 2027 until July 2030 – and would be the most terrifying part of the Third Global Confrontation for many. In July of 2027 it is discovered, through RECON moles in the CIA and Intelligence State, of information they had been hiding from RECON, the US, and humanity as a whole. An organization known only as the Shadow Hub, a secret society behind the CIA Shadow Committee and Britain’s GCHQ and SIS, as well as the power behind the Saudi Throne, Wall Street and the Bilderberg elites – operating from secret underground bases all across the planet – were the people the mysterious bioterrorist ‘Shadow Police’ represented. Not Islamic extremists or Communists this time around, but something even more difficult to extinguish than an ideal, but a mindless, violent force against all nations on Earth. The Shadow Hub represented the first ‘Anti-Nation’, and was a far greater threat than any one nation, any one terrorist organization, or any army with numbers of untold and unknown millions throughout Earth, and state of the art technology and bio-weapons. Obtaining a monopoly on the G13 and B13 weapons, they did not need MAWS, they did not need nukes, they didn’t even need to stake territory – all they needed was to destroy it. And that was their single-minded single greatest and most sought-after objective – to destroy all nations.
Unfortunately for them, their plan at destabilizing the world indirectly by loosing a potentially apocalypse-scale biological weapon in key cities of the world’s most powerful region had been slowed about 10 months later, and by the time nearly 2 years had elapsed the Outbreak had been contained to small and concise quarantine zones in the aforementioned cities. The Shadow Hub had been thwarted… and angered. Could they be thwarted again? Their program of long-term Eugenics had not yet been thwarted, but it was under attack with their exposure by Omega Response. The Omegas believed in being the last line of defense against a Scorched Earth policy, which the Shadows represented as the penultimate manifestation thereof. Although nobody would believe them, certain elements within RECON claimed evidence had been found that implicated the SH in a vast thought-control conspiracy dating as far back as the Dark Ages, possibly even to the time of Roman domination of Europe and Asia and the Egyptian Pharaohs – of course back then they would have gone by a different name, but still been complicit in their agenda to enslave humanity. Fewer still thought evidence pointed to the SH making contact with another dimension through secret science programs – namely a dual program in Oak Ridge, TN and Flatwoods, WV. It was believed to be called Operation STARMAN. Only Unit 1-11 would come into contact with this revelation directly. Although the details are classified, it is believed to be connected to some of the more terrifying cryptid sightings, such as the Mothman, Flatwoods Monster, the Native-American mythical beast known as the Wendigo and the infamous and terrifying Jersey Devil - all connected to experiments into the human and animal psyche and its relationship to spacetime itself.
The Outbreak and indicative Apocalypse had been thwarted – but it had done its damage. Nearly 2,000,000 (584,317 in North America and the U.S., and 210,111 in Eastern Europe), were robbed of their humanity, and their life, by the time it was said and done – with roughly 50% of the casualties in the cities of Kuala Lumpur and surrounding areas, and the Chinese city of Shanghai alone.
The Shadow War
- See: Shadow Government, Battle of Chicago, Super-Fungus, Nanobot Virus, Fall of Kiev & Shadow Heavy (October 2027 – July 2028)
In October of 2028, shortly before the contagion became a major issue, it became common knowledge that the forces seemingly seen as separate regional entities formed for different purposes were in fact part of a stealth expansion by forces responsible for the rise of Hitler and the Nazis, that shared their views of European – and eventually global – domination. These entities in question are none other than the EU, NATO, Interpol and Bank for International Settlements. Through the latter, which had passed into Nazi hands during WWII (along with Interpol), they controlled the World Bank, World Trade Organization, and International Monetary Fund. Connecting these entities together into a singular machine for world domination and perpetuating centrist totalitarianism and populism across the world were the power elite – the Kings and Queens of Europe, the Saudi Royals, the CEOS and Chairmen of multi-national mega-corporations, former and currently-serving politicians and heads of state, including the Japanese Defense Minister and Chancellor Pharaoh – who had initiated a permanent convention in a secluded underground base in the Appalachian foothills as opposed to the annually-rotating meetings between various cities. This time they had enlisted the presence of the Interpol and NATO heads, as well as the presence of Pharaoh and the Transylvanian Supreme Commander, Dragomir Radu himself.
November - January
Throughout the duration of this active ‘Shadow Hub’ (unofficial name; "Shadow Heavy"), the terrorist activities of the Shadow Police became more frequent and more direct. The first direct attack occurs on November 20th, in Bethlehem. Using high-impact EMP’s, advanced laser-guided artillery and directed-energy weaponry (and of course their state-of-the-art power armor), the insurgents shut down Israeli and IF fortifications in the city almost instantaneously. The defenders have to resort to guerrilla tactics and makeshift ‘blitzkriegs’ to push back the vastly-outnumbered yet ordinance-heavy belligerents. The second occurs 3 days later, in London. The Shadow insurgency bombs British and SAS airbases and fortresses utilizing low-altitude high-impact surface-to-air ballistic missiles (HSBMs) deployed from hidden facilities beneath the city. Big Ben is also destroyed by an HSBM and Buckingham Palace is partially damaged. The attack takes the Royal Armed Forces by sweeping surprise and – although vastly superior in numbers – proceed to fight an uphill battle against the insurgency. In addition to being blindsided, the insurgents also plant moles within the British command substructure and the active armed forces, further complicating their resistance efforts. While the entirety of the British loyalists throw their weight and brace back against the invaders in a last stand at Downing St, the Russians see this as a perfect opportunity to take down the Island of Great Britain once and for all – and they would have, had it not been for an identical insurgency launched against Moscow mere hours later. Throughout the rest of the month and into January, the British and Russia brace against the ostensibly interminable attacks and tricks utilized by the insurgents, including a seemingly endless supply of drone weapons and advanced technology, until finally the illusive belligerents fall back and leave the respective victim cities in ruins, vulnerable to one another and ripe for renewed warfare and bloodshed, on January the 17th.
February - April
The next, perhaps most devastating, attack occurred on February 11th, 2029. Utilizing HSBMs loaded with raw nanobots jury-rigged by the insurgents from the original B13, only without the fungus medium used to transform its victims into walking weapons, simultaneous attacks are launched in Paris, Barcelona, Geneva, Madrid, St. Petersburg FL, Russian St. Petersburg, Bangor, Phoenix, Houston, El Paso, Little Rock and Memphis. Instead of creating vectors (or "zombics", like its fungal medium would’ve done) it merely destroyed the nervous and immune systems, replacing them with volatile chemicals created from the rapidly-replicating nanobots that transformed the hosts into ticking and walking time-bombs. They would explode and the chemical would cause a chain-reaction rippling domino-effect. So if 10 people died, 100 people died, and then, if it wasn’t contained quickly enough, as many as 10,000 could die. Civilian and military alike were targets, and within 24 hours of the attack, all 12 cities had been shut down and occupied by the insurgents. In an unlikely twist of fate, however, Russian–led forces deploy with a fresh batch of MAWS and wreak havoc upon the assailants, with assistance from NATO. They hold out longer than expected, with the stragglers not being pushed from the last city (St. Petersburg in Russia) until April 16th.
May - June
Unfortunately, the presence of Russian and NATO MAWS in Florida only encourages Pact forces to begin planning a joint-invasion and occupation of the United States, which leads to the Manhattan Attacks in June and the Siege of San Francisco later that month. When officials in Moscow refuse to withdraw the killer robots, and NATO officials in Brussels likewise refuse to do the same, the United States, United Kingdom, Japan and the entire Independence bloc recall the entirety of their armed forces and put them on high-alert with possible orders to nuke Moscow off the map or, even worse, launch their own MAW force into the aforementioned regions. It isn’t soon after that the opposing forces leave the United States. Although this immediate crisis is ostensibly averted, more issues arise later on.
July – The Third Global Conflict begins to get really nasty after Pact forces begin to become desperate. The terrorist attack in Moscow sparks a chain reaction after the destruction is contained. Shortly thereafter, the insurgents launch their biggest assaults yet. Moscow and Chicago – utilizing over 100,000 Shadow Police apiece – are shut-down by the insurgents in under 2 hours. Amid the chaos, Ukrainian Vyshchyy Artemenko is overthrown and executed in the streets. Meanwhile, the Battle of Chicago marks one of the most intense battles the American home land will ever see.
Battle of Chicago
When RECON arrives the insurgents had already shut down half of the city and US military were fighting a losing battle. Leading up to the battle, throughout the day – July 1st – the US military began arriving in the neighborhoods between O’Hare and Bucktown, and then from there to The Loop, and from there again all the way down to Chinatown. What NORAD had been warning Chicago local law enforcement, counterterrorism and military forces against was a possible amphibious assault from Lake Michigan, consisting of consecutive strikes on The Loop, Prairie District and Chinatown, as well as a possible attack in Douglas, Streeterville, the Gold Coast, Bucktown and Lincoln Park. What intelligence authorities did not know (or purposely withheld) was that SH forces had hijacked a plane inbound for O’Hare International Airport and the staff therein were completely unaware.
The plane lands successfully and by this time the 62 insurgents had forcibly purged the crew and passengers from Flight 187, and another 56 had done the same on Flight 292. The two planes landed successfully at O’Hare terminals, and within minutes the concourses had been bombed and the airport shut down. The US rapid-reaction team of approximately 210 soldiers on sight in O’Hare responded immediately, fully engaged in a firefight to liberate the airfield less than 10 minutes later. A third bomb is located and successfully diffused, a warhead with the capacity to take out the entire northwestern portion of the city. About 5 minutes after O’Hare is secured, laser-guided bombardments precipitate upon Lincoln Park, The Loop, West Loop, Gold Coast, Streeterville, New Eastside, and every neighborhood along the Lakeside between China Town and Hyde Park faces an invasion of between 1,500 and 9,800 troops depending on area size. With over 110,700 soldiers, the 36,296-strong (36,330 before the O’Hare Attacks) US defenses do not look to be facing very favorable circumstances by the beginning of the next hour. The heaviest concentration of fighting occurs in West Loop, Loop, and Lincoln Park. A heavy fortification of 750 US Marines in Printer’s Row establishes a bulwark against a force of about 1,000 Shadow troops, locking down all entries into the district with over 100 tanks and armored vehicles. This is disproportionate to the total number of about 600 armored vehicles present during the battle – leaving only about 482 to be distributed amongst the Loop, West Loop, Lincoln Park and Gold Coast, with possibly some extras for single-use in Streeterville, New Eastside, South Loop and the Prairie District if they’re lucky. The subsequent turn of events prove they are not.
By about 6:30 PM, the Marines had successfully locked down West Loop, United Center Park, Noble Square, East Village and Wicker Park. However, virtually the entire city center – The Loop, Streeterville, New Eastside and Lincoln Park (as well as questionable reconnaissance activities by insurgents in Bucktown) – remained embroiled in ostensibly ceaseless fighting. Although by between 7:15 and 8:00 the U.S. forces had whittled away the invasion force by about 15,000 soldiers, they had on the downside lost around 6,000 themselves, with the death toll rising. By 7:30 the defenders had erected a bulwark in the southeastern end of The Loop, aided by the victors from Printer’s Row and survivors from the Prairie-South Loop region. Around 5,500 Marines stamp out a forward-assault base with most of the heavy weaponry and armor positioned in a strategic line running the entirety of Wells St. and flanking off about 550 ft. down Lake St. to the north and Van Buren to the south. The rest of Lake St. consisted of spare munitions, equipment and a makeshift armory, allowing the Marines to quickly brake ranks, grab a refill, and return to Wells in the event of an attack (asymmetric skirmishes were occurring roughly every 15-20 minutes at this point, mostly unmanned recon drones but occasionally a strike team of insurgents would launch an attack). Wabash Ave., at least three-quarters of the way down, was part of a makeshift command post, with the central headquarters set up at the John C. Kluczynski Federal Building on S. Dearborn St. occupying 26 of the 42 floors. The remainders of Wabash and Van Buren, and several abandoned buildings and complexes located therein and around the State St. area were converted into a makeshift hospital for wounded soldiers and refugees. At around 10:15 the SH launch a full-on assault, with artillery and a grenadier battalion of 1,000 positioned on the CTA rail taking the brunt of the blow. The front changes multiple times throughout the hour, with Allied forces at one point being pushed all the way into the park, but eventually the defenders manage to push the enemy out to Wacker, and after another hour of intense fighting – RECON arrives. With RECON assistance, the Allies manage to push insurgent forces across the bridge to Canal St. It is at this point the SH launch their final, most desperate and most dangerous biological warfare attack yet…
At 11:38 AM, Chicago falls victim to 18 consecutive B13 attacks in the 18 formerly-most populous districts. By this point the entire city had been evacuated, by 9:48 to be exact. The damage is done, however, the attacks proving brutally effective against US forces. They don’t stand a chance as their forces are dissolved from the inside-out by the virus. Now facing a two-pronged assault, Shadow Police on one side and zombic vector hordes on the other, the US forces realize they are going to lose. RECON gets as many out of the city as possible and prepares a contingency plan – hijack the Middle American nukes hidden beneath Chicago, activate them, target the city, and get the hell out. UNIT-7 does just this, penetrating into the underground facility, and evacuating via airlift.
The Battle of Chicago ends with the entire city and the infestation therein, being wiped out.
- See: US “Independence” N.E.O.N. (Near-Earth-Orbiter Network) Platform, First Infantry Combat in Space, First Vehicular Combat in Space, & Raid on the US Independence (April – May 2029)
March – English Ultranationalists, fighting a protracted campaign again vying for control over Yorkshire in England since the beginning of hostilities over 5 years ago, launch their greatest incursion into the West Yorkshire Urban Area yet. Utilizing hundreds of tanks, thousands of Armor units, hundreds of aircraft, hundreds of artillery and rocket systems, and over 500,000 soldiers from England, the English Military launched a several-pronged attack into the area mainly focused in Leeds. Following a series of UDA suicide-bombings killing over 100,000 – English forces are met with equal resistance from NATO forces – 70% of which are composed of British, Ontarian, Quebecer, U.S. and Middle American Warfighters. Although the attack begins with a flourish – the English Defense is called back to London just mere days from completely taking the city of Leeds, in preparation for a new campaign and strategy – raising fear and suspicion in Edinburgh and Washington that the English and their Pact allies may be preparing for something even more devastating. NATO convenes in Holland for planning and counterterrorism operations against the UDA, possibly involving an invasion of London.
April – When English forces realized they may in fact lose the Manhattan Campaign, and were being pushed back, an effort to appropriate Special Weapons Assets from the United States and into Russian hands was put in motion. The US Independence Near-Earth-Orbiter Network, or NEON Platform, began construction in the early 2010’s beyond the eyes of the public, and was initially a preliminary emergency defense system designed to counter the possibility of Russian expansion beyond Ukraine (following Russia’s annexation of Crimea) and was still currently under construction but was ready-and-able to be used against targets. In late April, NATO collaborated with Russian forces to conduct a raid operation on the orbital facility. When a similar weapon – known as the DEMO – was used against a US military base in Malta (effectively rendering the Island uninhabitable and resulting in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of civilians) on May 19th, 2029 – the Russian–English Joint-Special Operations Division (JSOD) began a campaign as early as 48 hours later to add the larger and stronger NEON to accompany the DEMO in the emerging COSECTOR Space Warfare Branch. RECON assembles their own space operation, the second in the history of warfare (after the NATO–Turkish operation to occupy the Independence), and deploys to the station in a captured Soyuz.
May 22nd – RECON UNIT-7 deployed onto Independence on May 22nd at 2:25 AM and was met with immediate resistance. The station was occupied by 27 Special Forces operatives – 19 Russians and 8 Englishmen – but managed to pull through and make it to the firing control center before the weapon was able to successfully fire on New York City and Long Island – its next target. Had UNIT-7 failed to prevent the Independence from firing – it would have leveled New York City and erased Long Island from the face of the Earth. This would have killed nearly 10 million people and plunged the world economy – and the world as it stood – into irreparable chaos, leaving a power vacuum previously held by North America and Europe, allowing Russia and England to seize absolute power. After Unit-7 succeeds, the orbital platform is deactivated, putting a wrench in their strategy. The Russia-Belarus and North American-led NATO forces, although having different methods and slightly different goals, had one thing in common: they wanted the Independence Front and the United States of America destroyed.
Argentinian–Russian Invasion of the United States
- See: Argentinian–Russian Invasion of Eastern US, Assault on Boston, Chilean–Argentinian occupation of Boston, Chilean–Argentinian occupation of Florida, Siege of Ft. Lauderdale, Occupation of Miami, & Argentinian–Russian Occupation of New England (June – December 2029)
August – On July 30th Argentina, Chile and the straggling Union State forces utilize the full extent of their machine armies to launch an invasion of Central America and an occupation of Croatia, the Balkans and parts of North Africa respectively. The English are pushed back by NATO forces by mid-May - with France seizing on the infighting to join in on the battering, and the Balkan occupation is brought to an invasion followed by Poland and the Czech Republic in August and September respectively. In late August, an English assault force invades Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, with the sole objective to work as much destruction and devastation in as little time as possible. With the Pact maintaining a firm stranglehold on Europe via the Netherlands and England, as well as parts of Northern France and Luxembourg after subsequent Russian-Belarusian Invasions, and the conflict between the EU Benelux Battlegroup and COSECTOR thus reduced down from full-scale war to scattered, erratic skirmishes that consisted of mostly individual, isolated events… yet despite the French Army and Walloon paramilitary successfully holding the English-backed pro-Dutch Flemish insurgents - low-level proxy-conflict would continue between France and the remnants of English-Nordic secessionists, even for centuries after the virtual extinction of the countries of both England and Belgium.
Germany is not so lucky, with pro-Russian Nordic militant insurgency persisting in the German states of Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia, with most of the fighting centered on the Siege of Cologne. Hesse is also briefly annexed by the Scandinavians, but is quickly retaken days later because of the small size of the occupation force. Either way, due to the Heer's stretched-thin multiple-front defense, the Secessionists, Dutch and Norwegians are able to mount a protracted offensive. Meanwhile, North Croatia along with Bosnia and Slovenia are able to hold off Russian assets and secessionists in Dalmatia, while North Macedonia wrenches free of Serbian control; and Greece and Bulgaria are able to defeat a Russian attempt to push into their territory.
However, despite the collapse of the Spanish Monarchy, the strong core pillar of EU Resistance to the COSECTOR Assault on Europe emanating from Edinburgh and Stockholm, and the firm containment of the English insurgency on the southern peninsula of Great Britain - the Iberian Peninsula was cracking under the weight of the Neo-Imperialism engulfing the entire western coast of the landmass - Brazil had instigated a coup in Portugal several years ago by backing radical Monarchists in Lisbon which overthrew the government by instigating the military into an armed conflict against itself. And now, pro-Brazilian Portugal had not only annexed the Spanish state of Galicia, but also successfully backed the secession of the autonomous communities of the Basque Countries (including Navarre and a defeated attempt in Southwestern France), La Rioja, Cantabria, Asturias, Catalonia, Valencia and the Balearic Isles - the latter of the three would ironically unite against the Portuguese-backed insurgents to defeat them in the Battle of Aragon in September 2029, and would thereafter aid the newly-formed rump state of Andalusia-Castillo in its victory against Portugal in the Extremadura War of October 2029. In the backdrop of all of these conflicts the Latin-Russian MAWs prepared for a military operation the likes of which had never been seen before.
September – Over the span of roughly 46 hours between the end of August and beginning of September, realizing the North American and English governments were in chaos, RECON deploys Shield and Sword Agents on a plainclothes sting operation to take out the rogue Hungarian Commander that had eluded them so many times before – Dragomir Radu. He is located in Orșova, attempting to escape to Russia through the Black Sea. Although most of the operation unfolds in the Retezat National Park, the final 13 hours of the operation involve a manhunt, which escalates in the last six hours into a chase and gunbattle at the Iron Gates. Before capturing Radu, the RECONS learned that he intended to kill himself to prevent an interrogation leading to the revelation of his manipulation of NATO and thwarting of his Europe designs. However, right as he is captured, he reveals that his plans have already been set in motion by his cohorts Lord Pharaoh and the late dictator of Russia, as well as Belarusian and Serb military brass and the Trumps – through pro-Pincers within the Hague – to blackmail the EU into a NATO-COSECTOR joint-invasion of the United States of America.
October – Between August and September 2029, NATO and COSECTOR, while still officially enemies, are appealed into a coalition by the Communist-friendly North Americans under the prospect of replacing the United Nations with a “Bolshevik World State” that would end World War III and unite the planet and all of its nations under one flag. The North Americans claim, at the behest of Chinese Communist and Imperialist officials (including Fang) that sympathized with the Americas and the Russians, that the United States – the foremost power on the United Nations Security Council, must be coerced to capitulate to the new continental nation of North America. After Pakistan steps down from a brief tenure on the Council, the United States, France and Britain – as the Security Council Triumvirate – are effectively labeled the ‘singular mutual threat’ to both the East (Russia and Asia) and the West (NATO) and that the two rival civilizations must unite to ‘end the scourge of patriotism’ once and for all. On October 15th, 2029; the rogue Spanish militants fighting for Argentina, followed by the entire NATO bloc of the England-led Atlantic Alliance (excluding France, Germany and Italy), Denmark’s Greenland taskforce and spearheaded by the Pharaoh Government (each faction intent on toppling the United States before the other), launch the most devastating attack in military history upon the United States of America. Like rain, the MAWS fell from the sky and attacked locations all along America’s Eastern Seaboard. At 7:43 AM Fort Lauderdale, Florida was attacked by a staggering 351 Russian-, Argentine- and EU-aligned MAWS. IF forces deployed in an effort to stymie the assault, but since most of their MAWS had been destroyed during the European Conflict they had to – terrifyingly – resort to old-fashion military tactics to combat the mechanized monsters.
At 4:14 and 7:52 AM on October 16th, 173 Russian, Argentine, Peruvian and Chilean MAWS deploy into Boston, Massachusetts and Virginia Beach in the Old Dominion and 4 of the remaining 5 of Serbia's specialized ultra-heavy "Камени Вук" units accompany them. The French Navy – a powerhouse of a global naval power – almost single-handedly defeats the Argentine–Russian Fleet whom they outmatch with firepower and technology. The French Air Force also contributes heavily, possessing an air fleet of nearly 2,000 themselves. On the ground, however, with only a few dozen MAWS of their own to lend support to the ground forces, the United States – abandoned by the Pentagon, and unable to call for support from NATO – fights an uphill battle throughout August and into September. RECON does all they can, but eventually the hostiles – backed by MAWS – manage to push the 500,000-strong force beyond the Appalachian Mountains. It is here that the American, French, British and Korean joint-force makes its final stand against the invaders.
With 35 nations (23 defending, and 12 attacking) and over 5 million people from those and other countries directly involved in airborne, naval or person-to-person combat during the Battle of Ft. Lauderdale and the Russo–Argentinian Occupation of Florida (October 2029 to January 2031), the aforementioned sites, operations and theatres of warfare (henceforth known as the North American and Eastern American Theatres of World War III) become the second-largest in the history of warfare, with the Siege of Beijing and the Asian Theatres being the largest (with over 20 million people directly involved), although only a handful of nations are involved.
- See: Russian–English Attack on France, Franco–Norwegian Liberation of Holland and Denmark, Second Battle of Berlin, Eastern US Front, & Dragon’s Mouth Siege (November – December 2029)
September – November 2nd, 2029; RECON forces make a stand in the city of Knoxville and the surrounding municipalities of Forge, Newark, Mountain City and Sevier City – the Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Appalachian Mountains. It is here the Allies draw their line in the sand against the enemy forces, and having taken down 262 of the total 524-strong Union State–Latin American MAW units to deploy along the Eastern Seaboard. With 90 MAWS in Knoxville, 59 in Forge, 65 in Sevier City, 47 in Newark a total of 3 MAWS make it to Mountain City – the last of the cities group in proximity to the Park. Coincidentally, this happened to be the region with the highest concentration of RECON forces. Within just a few hours RECON manages to eliminate the MAWS, but then just as they are about to secure the area – UN forces show up with Anti-MAW Tanks and begin eliminating the MAWS. At first the UN helps RECON, but then it becomes apparent they were merely representing the interests of the Shadow Hub. The SH and UN forces had been working hand-in-hand the entire time to execute a strategy that would end with them as the victors of the conflict, by simply playing the warring factions against one another – and then striking when they were at their weakest. In the region that eventually becomes known as “Dragon’s Mouth”, a Final Stand occurs in which the straggling and vastly-outnumbered 350,000-strong US forces and 200-strong RECONs take their stand against a multi-million-strong North American and Japanese invasion force spearheaded by more than 100 Anti-MAWs… directed against primarily infantry and light armor. It goes down in history as one of the most one-sided fights in military history, surpassed only by the Battle of Thermopylae during the Greco-Persian Wars of BCE. Although the Allies lose the battle, and the UN autocracy regains control of the United States for the first time in almost a decade (only to lose again a decade later, and again decades later in the Creed Wars).
On September 10th English and Eurasian forces launch a protracted campaign against Berlin – which alongside Barcelona, Edinburgh, Geneva, Madrid, Ottawa, Paris, Stockholm and Zagreb was one of the last 9 governments in open opposition to the English and the rogue Russian forces fighting for Moscow long after the fall of Zharkov, and the only one of those who could make a difference in the fight – in what came to be called the Second Battle of Berlin. Although it is far bloodier than its WWII counterpart, the Berliners repulse and weaken the invaders through attrition, much better equipped and coordinated than the Germany under the shadow of the Nazis 9 decades earlier. By October 3rd the Invasion of Berlin has been repulsed with assistance from Sweden, Canada and the recently-liberated Polish and Danish military.
October – In late October, supported by Denmark and (primarily) Sweden, the U.K. leads the invasion of England. Simultaneously, most of the Euro-bloc military braced against the Russians, Belarusians, Chileans and the English, repulsing the militants from France and Germany by early October. The last of the pro-English Chilean and Russian naval forces are surrounded and, with assistance from one final interrogation of Luca and Kravychko, and the warfare expertise of the last soldier of RECON Unit-7, the Europeans board and informally occupy the USS Montana and HMS Prince of Wales in the Strait of Dover between France and Britain, in the final battle of the Third Global Conflict – the Siege of Calais. Chile's dreadnought is a powerful and terrifying “wall of fire and metal”, pulverizing the beachhead and light armor with its massive guns, blowing a U.S. Command Walker straight out of the sky like paper Mache, and resisting some of the most coordinated and forceful air strikes.
In time, the Allies come to the conclusion that they must conduct an all-out assault on the dreadnought and its escorts, spearheaded by a Ford-class assault supercarrier jury-rigged into a heavy missile supercruiser specifically to defend its critically-important air force payloads during the pivotal Berlin Blitz a month earlier. Realizing the likelihood that the British and French-backed RECON forces could triumph over the Anglo-Latin Naval group, and that because of the recent turn of events they likely already knew of the Colombian government's infiltration of the U.S., collaboration with the English and Russians indicative therein, and their role in the ascendancy of Eurasian ultranationalists, Colombian forces turn against European forces at the last minute, losing the support and control they had over some of the Italian and Nordic forces. In an attempt to scramble as many fighters as possible to back up the French; Canada, Britain and the rest of the entirety of the Commonwealth of Nations quickly threaten full-scale Invasion of South America. Backed into a corner and isolated, Colombia and the ultranationalist war states of Belarus, Chile and Russia had inadvertently united the world against them, and to top that off, they end up losing control of their naval assets. Losing the battleship to the supercarrier assault, Colombia, Chile, Japan and Belarus (England never being recognized as a legitimate state to surrender in the first place is obviously excluded, along with Russia which by this point has collapsed into several autonomous successor-states and lost their Far Eastern territory) formally surrender and WWIII ends.
Fallout & Aftermath
The Fallout and Aftermath of WWIII sees victory for the Allies: led by the UK, France and China against Russia, Belarus, Japan and most of Latin America. The United States and the Canadian countries are not so lucky, seeing how despite the fact that the Russians, Argentinians, and their mole-state in South America, Colombia, had been beaten after being cornered in the strait of Dover – North America, backed by Japan and the Co-Sector, had effectively annexed Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and the Western United States of America.
The Treaty of Halifax is signed under Terms of Surrender by the Russians, Belarusian, and Japanese Governments, English junta and former-President Luca, Commander Nikita Kravychko, the ultra-nationalist governments of Argentina and Chile, the English Chancellor, 16 senior Chilean, Argentinian, Japanese and Brazilian officials, Wyomingite Midwestern Gen. Secretary Liz Cheney, former-President John Kerry, former-Vice President Hillary Clinton, Lord Christian Pharaoh of Edinburgh, Japanese Saisho Tadamori Ōshima and 368 other senior military and government officials from Latin America, the Middle-East and Venezuela. The only five nations exempt from the repercussions of aiding CoSector are; Iran, North Korea, Libya, Bolivia and North America – and, ironically, only because they maintained their commitment to defeat Colombia and Lord Pharaoh.
All territories under the unrecognized State of North America are transferred to U.S. jurisdiction, but the damage is done. The Republic of Texas becomes a frozen conflict zone, shortly thereafter annexing Louisiana, Arkansas and parts of Mississippi. And while the RT remains surrounded on all sides by U.S. Commonwealths, the united “autonomous regions” formerly comprising the United States of America, Mexico and Cuba would never be as unified and coherent a political entity as they once were. Concurrently, the European Union is federalized into a single government with its capital in Brussels and Belgium is divided between France and United Germania – the two countries becoming symbols of diametrically opposing political ideologies – with France incorporating into the UE superstate as its preeminent “cultural state”, and the Germanic Union opting out, still wary of France after its manipulation by Russia and Latin American governments in the 1990’s and 2000’s – choosing instead to focus on building up its autonomy and sway within United Europe. Austria and Germany (after the latter is infiltrated by pro-Chilean Prussian nationalists) are federalized under a Pan-Germanic government coalition centered in Rotterdam, Holland. Due to its proximity to Brussels, along with France’s devolved sovereignty and autonomy within the European state, the Netherlands and Slavic peoples would become the more well-off of Europeans for the first half of the 21st Century. North Africa, after maintaining its commitment to the Allies of WW3 by overthrowing the English-backed military junta, along with Iraq, Lebanon, Oman, Yemen, Mauritania, and Morocco, all commit themselves to dependency status of the new Kingdom of Arabia.
Crime by NATO–UN peacekeepers
As early as 2004, Amnesty International reported that under-age girls were being kidnapped, tortured and forced into prostitution in Kosovo with UN and NATO personnel being the customers driving the demand for the sex slaves. The UN's department of peacekeeping in New York acknowledged at that time that "peacekeepers have come to be seen as part of the problem in trafficking rather than the solution".
An Associated Press (AP) investigation revealed in 2017 that more than 100 United Nations (UN) peacekeepers ran a child sex ring in Haiti over a 10-year period and none were ever jailed. The report further found that between 2005 and 2018 there have been almost 2,000 allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation by peacekeepers and other UN personnel around the world. AP found the abuse is much greater than previously known.
Rapid increase in prostitution
Reporters witnessed a rapid increase in prostitution in Cambodia, Mozambique, Bosnia, and Kosovo after UN and, in the case of the latter two, NATO peacekeeping forces moved in. Instances of abuse in Cambodia caused widespread outrage after many of the abused women and girls also ended up contracting HIV/AIDS and other diseases that were not prevalent among the local population. A Kosovo victims support group reported that of the local prostitutes, a third were under 14, and 80% were under 18. Amnesty said the victims were routinely raped "as a means of control and coercion" and kept in terrible conditions as slaves by their "owners"; sometimes kept in darkened rooms unable to go out. In Haiti, the Sri Lankan peacekeepers wanted girls and boys as young as 12 for sex. "I did not even have breasts," said Victim No. 1, a girl. She reported to UN investigators that from ages 12 to 15 she had sex with over 40 peacekeepers, including someone called "Commandant" who paid her 75 cents. She stated that she slept in UN trucks on the UN base. In Haiti, 134 peacekeepers from Sri Lanka operated the child sex ring, luring children with candy and cash, according to the AP. After a U.N. report incriminated the peacekeepers, most were sent back to Sri Lanka, but none served any jail time.
1996 UN study
In the 1996 UN study The Impact of Armed Conflict on Children, former first lady of Mozambique Graça Machel documented: "In 6 out of 12 country studies on sexual exploitation of children in situations of armed conflict prepared for the present report, the arrival of peacekeeping troops has been associated with a rapid rise in child prostitution."
Eight years later, Gita Sahgal spoke out with regard to the fact that prostitution and sex abuse crops up wherever humanitarian intervention efforts are set up. She observed: "The issue with the UN is that peacekeeping operations unfortunately seem to be doing the same thing that other militaries do. Even the guardians have to be guarded."
Involvement in brothels
There was one highly publicised case where members of the UN peacekeeping force were accused of direct involvement in the procurement of sex slaves for a local brothel in Bosnia. The use of agents for procurement and management of brothels has allowed the military to believe itself shielded from the issue of sexual slavery and human trafficking. Some NATO troops and private contractors of the firm DynCorp have been linked to prostitution and forced prostitution in Bosnia and Kosovo, as have some UN employees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where they were accused of the sexual abuse of girls.
Department for Peacekeeping Operations (1992–2019)
The era of the United Nations Department for Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) was arguably the darkest era of the entirety of the UN's history as an intergovernmental organization aside from World War II itself, with one of their first operations resulting in the deaths of thousands of Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica in 1995. Between the 1990's and early 2020's, thousands of UN and NATO peacekeepers were involved in crimes of sexual abuse, theft and murder; with the UNMIK in Kosovo between 1999 and 2027, MINUSTAH in Haiti between 2004 and 2017, UNMIS from 2005 to 2011 and MONUSCO from 1999 to 2025 in the Sudan and Congo respectively - the latter of which was ruled by a regime renown for its use of mass rapes as well as sexual violence and slavery as a weapon of war, and the former regime had a similar reputation, along with Mozambique, another site of savagery and 89 rapes in the Central African Republic Civil War - alone raped over 3,000, many of them children, or kept them as sex slaves and murdered as many as 140.
Further investigation post-War shows that a lot of this may have been to do with the UN's at this point inability to act in anyway to meaningfully challenge any UN Security Councilor that decided something it didn't like, no matter how unanimously that decision may have been opposed internationally and globally. This led to a lot of UN institutions fraying and buckling after the Cold War under the weight of reckless and hyper-corrupt rogue states such as Sudan, the Congo, Saudi Arabia, and other harbors and protectors of criminals and psychopaths. Many of them would go unpunished until after World War III, when the United Nations shut down its short-lived Department of Peace Operations to rely directly on the armies of the European Union, Pakistan and China itself to defend it from the new enemy. All countries that resist the post-war order are eventually relieved of their vigilantes by force throughout the next several decades until the late-2050's with the commencement of the Creed Wars, wherein the vast majority of its power structure would be corrupted by the white supremacist ideology of the European and Latin American-spearheaded International Criminal Court and the extremely Anti-Arab xenophobia of a Post-War NATO.
In Africa, the economic centers of Lagos, Kinshasa, Khartoum, Dar es Salaam and Abidjan collapse into political crises (the Nigerian Supremacy Crisis) in which anti-Communist Catholic Monarchists in the Nigerian, Sudanese, Tanzanian, Congolese and Ivorian governments attempt to establish Monarchies in the aforementioned cities, whom each assert their own claims over the continent of Africa from between 2027 and 2043. This results in the establishment of an Equatorial Defense Organization (EDO) headquartered in Dakar, Senegal and Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (the city hit hardest by Monarchist-Catholic firefights and bombings), that includes all of the former ECOWAS, Central Africa and resulting submissions from Benin, Togo, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Namibia, Malawi, Madagascar, Eritrea and Somalia – the 9 countries subsequently joining EDO, which would later become the Equatorial Republic and with them officially eclipses North America (3rd) and Oceania (4th) to become the third-most populous nation, and by 2199 – the most populous in the history of the human race by a wide margin with jurisdiction of nearly 4 billion citizens. Tanzania, Mozambique, and most of East Africa manage to reestablish a foothold against the insurgency with assistance from the British by the late 2050’s, but the southwestern countries fail to escape the bloodbath resulting in millions of deaths – atop the million that perished in the 2037–2043 Crisis – as Monarchists seize the Congolese capital of Kinshasa and begin their push north beginning in 2044. By 2053, the Monarchist Congo has transformed into the United Kingdoms of Africa (UKA), seizing 14 countries and resulting in the deaths of a grand total of 11 million Central and West Africans. In the Maghreb, countries are deemed too economically-deficient to function on their own, many of them crippled in putting so much finance into defense from the Federalist-Monarchist conflict immediately following 20 years of global war, thus – an EU-Commonwealth-spearheaded effort federalizes the Maghreb as well, which – after the Maghreb Civil War of 2038-2044 – results in a Sultan seizing power and maintaining decades of rule by Sharia Law over the Maghreb.
From 2039 to 2099, the EDO would form a secular alliance against the United Maghreb and Catholic Congo. The short-lived Latin Atlantic was a trilateral attempt to federalize the Catholic Church, narrow the divide between Islam and Christianity in addition to stabilizing Sub-Saharan Africa. Founded in 2028 in Tunisia - a Muslim-majority country - the federation would have a tri-city capital, similar to Switzerland, with the executive headquartered in Dakar of Senegal, the legislature in Tunis, and judiciary in Libreville, Gabon. A year later, in addition to the 18 nations of Africa (including the North African Union), the four Spanish Republics, France, Italy, Switzerland, Portugal and Greece would join the Latin Atlantic. Federal America, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Germany, Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia and the Philippines join as observer states with Europe joining the same year as France, Italy and Spain, the Americas in 2030 and the Philippines in 2033. The 2030's were a golden decade for Africa, with a majority of Africa's wars of the early 21st century ending by 2029, and the only real issues arising from the Maghreb. However, the rise of Catholic Monarchists connected to movements under Muslim rule in Sudan in the Zaire Democracy in 2036 before seizure of power in 2038 would lead to Latin Atlantic President Youssou Abdellahi facing calls to step down from Libreville and Tunis, the latter simultaneously facing pro-American jihadists sponsored by the Caliphate of Egypt and the former expansionist Christian Nationalists. By 2058 Senegal, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso and the Ivory Coast had turned inward, the EDO was put on ice, and an international network of ultranationalist Catholic Monarchists had shut down both Congos, Burundi, Equatorial Guinea while Central Africa, Angola, Rwanda and Gabon were effectively Monarchist satellites, and the countries of Zambia, Tanzania, South Sudan, Chad and Cameroon had collapsed almost entirely. The Latin Atlantic would be reformed in 2101 following the defeat of Arcadia on Mars and subsequent collapse of NATO, but would eventually be absorbed into a Pan-African superstate. Nevertheless, following the rise of Martian Arabia, the American Realignment via control of Mars and the Hellenic-backed Keplerian triumph over Terran Mars in the 2060's would pave the way for a resurgent Africa and breaking the grip Fascism held over Latin America once and for all.
The new age of technological advancement surrounding spacefaring civilizations in the 2100’s and late 21st century results in a Cold War between the United Nations – and its eventual successor, the International State – and the new ‘Earth Seven (E7)’ superstate, proxy wars in Arabia, the Kalahari, and their respective puppet states of Korea, Britain and throughout Asia. Europe and the Imperialist Korean-friendly Anglo-American bloc engage in an arms race with each other and Korea engages in a Space Race with Oceania and India, with the latter staunchly opposing globalization. These conflicts – the UN–Pacific Cold War and the Korean-Oceanic Wars – result in the ostensible plundering of the Abidjan Pact’s natural resources, and the domination of its government by Korean and European Mega-Corporations, which in turn results in the United African Republics not only becoming the largest country in human history, but also the poorest. Despite this, after the armistice and reopening of relations between the E7 and the Internationalists, all countries of Africa, with the exception of the Martian-dominated Arab Kingdom occupying the Maghreb of North Africa, manage to rally together and establish the first continent-wide direct democracy in human history, beating the American States by 35 years, despite the former being a mere 7.1% of the GDP produced by the American continent.
After the Fall of Moscow in 2034, Russia is Balkanized into Muscovite Russia (Moscow), Siberia, the Sakha Republic, North Asia, Bashkortostan, Tatarstan, Mordovia, Mari El, Komi, Chuvashia, Udmurtia, and the Confederation of Chechnya incorporating the 8 Caucasian Republics of Russia into their own nation. The period between 2035 and 2061 (26 years) is seen by many historians as the peak of Republican Russia. In 2053, the Republicans launch a protracted war (Russian Unification War) with one another to unify Russia that lasts until 2059. The result is the annexation of the 12 Russian Nations into Semi-Autonomous Republics of Confederate Scandinavia and Slavic Europe, negotiated with the European Union as mediator. The deal was that the Republicans would reunite Russia – under the rule of the United Nations. With all of Europe already federalized, the fiat-annexation of sections of the former-Russian Federation by the Eurasian Republics (and actual annexation by Scandinavia) completes the unification of Eurasia under Authoritarian Imperialist ideology. The final capstone being the annexation of Mongolia followed by Korea’s Turkish allies annexing all the Central Asian “Stans” – and last but not least, Japan and all Southeast Asia, including Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos – are swept into the Social-Imperialist Superstate, as a result (to unify the military) the Union of Socialist Korean Republics (USKR) is established in 2062. A year later Eurasia and Korea sign into existence the Commission of Eurasian Nations (CEN) and the Eurasian Republics Alliance (ERA) is established as a military union in 2064. The Socialist Government of semi-autonomous North America signs the Hemispheric Free Trade Agreement (HeFTA) with the ERA in 2066.
War in the Maghreb
Between September 2037 and April 2039, the nations of the Latin State, American States and Jordan spearheaded a series of manned-missions to Mars. The loose confederation of North African and Middle-Eastern countries, first established by Jordan and the Independent State of Mecca after the fall of Egypt in 2023, would spearhead the international effort to settle humans on the Red Planet following the conclusion of World War 3 in the mid-2020's. Due to the prevalence of religious sentiment still remaining throughout the region into the 2100s, a crisis of faith would consume and divide Islam between its more progressive ranks, and those who believed the human space exploration initiative launched by the US, Jordan and the Latin State were "blasphemy". Jihadists and extremists would terrorize the Muslim populace over the actions of Jordan, the Arab World and the West for decades, before being primarily united against the incursion by NATO and the United Nations in 2065.
Mars Landings (2037–2039)
After the successful launch of the ITS in May 2026, a series of manned missions to Mars were planned for 2030 and 2036 respectively. The fallout of World War 3 and interrelated ongoing conflicts between 2025 and 2028 would unsurprisingly postpone the former mission indefinitely, pushing back the window to January 2036, May 2036 and - eventually - May 2037. The commencement of hostilities in North Africa, peaking in 2039 and 2043, would bring about centuries of unprecedented politicization of the cosmos.
Martian Crisis (2066–2131)
The first six Mars Bases of Kepler, New Mecca, Elysium, Olympia, Dharma and Adonis would go onto form the first six colonies of Terra, Martian Arabia, Elysium, Olympus, Outer Tibet and Hellas respectively. While many more would follow, all six would remain at the forefront of Martian culture, particularly Olympia and New Mecca - which would become the largest cities on Mars by 2066 - although Kepler City would remain the de facto "New York of Mars" for centuries.
The UN-Mars crisis would begin with the backing of Latin American-majority states of Amazon, Olympus, Terra, North and South Rome as well as the European-majority Arcadia. The Arcadian-Olympian Invasion of African-majority South Arcadia and fomenting of its local white populace would be the spark that ignites the kindling. After their Pyrrhic victory in the Martian Civil War, Terra and its UN allies thought it could finish them off after expending so many resources skirmishing with drones at the border. After pushing into Northern parts of East Martian Arabia and occupying South Arcadia, the Martian Arabs - both the nationality and the ethnic group spanning the red planet - marshal an international resistance against the interplanetary assault on their homes. UN backed by Terran and Earthling supremacist groups and funded by mega-corporations such as IBC and the Titan Corporation are defeated and surrender at the 8 April 2131 Battle of Dharma in Outer Tibet, largely coinciding with - and the result of - the collapse of Internationalist and Korean influence in Chinese Asia and the Americas.
Russian Unification Wars
The Russian Unification Wars were a series of civil armed conflicts resulting from the Fall of Moscow on 18 October 2034. Even after the brief conflict resulting from a power struggle resulting from the end of the Putin-Zharkov establishment between the Liberal Democrats, the Communists and the last remnants of the United Russians - the only real domestic threat to the Liberal Democrats in the 2030's were the Communists, and they largely opted-out of the "Russian Confederacy" during this time leading to an illusion of unity among the Liberal Democrats and Unionists.
The short-lived Russian Confederacy was the 2034 to 2040 successor to the Russian Federation (1991-2033). Following the Fall of Moscow and in the wake of the War in Siberia (2035-2039), Russia was left an impoverished and highly corrupt rump state of North Russia, Moscow, Azov, the Altaic Urals, Siberian Far East (a Liberal Democrat stronghold) and Taymyria. The Communists mounted a resistance to the elimination of regional autonomy primarily from Bashkiria, Buryatia, Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Kemerova, Khakassia, Tuva, Altai and Zabaykalsky, as well as the Volgan states of Ulyanovsk and neighboring Tatarstan - the latter two states eventually uniting in favor of Pan-Islamism in opposition to the Communists and Liberal Democrats (who would go on to oppose the secular Unionists).
The Unionists would maintain footholds in Udmurtia, Dagestan, Krasnodar, Kabardino-Balkaria and throughout the Russian Caucasus years after the Fall of Moscow. Although they would maintain cordial relations with the neo-imperialist ruling Liberal Democrats years after the independence of the Caucasian nation-state, relations would rapidly sour in response to the brutal repression of pro-autonomous movements in the aforementioned Communist and Islamic oblasts, republics and other confederate subjects. In response, the Russian Caucasians would heavily back a Krasnoyarsk independence movement which the Liberal Democrats would respond to with the complete militarization and occupation of Taymyria, which would in turn result in most of the Communist Russian states either attaining independence alone, attaining it and thereafter joining either the Central Asian Union or Manchuria, or being outright annexed by them in the latter 2030's and the following decades. The slow-motion collapse of Russia would come full circle with the collapse of the Far Eastern Liberal Democrats, secession of Tatarstan and Bashkiria and thereafter alignment with Arabia and Persia, and the declaration of war on Tatarstan by Moscow and North Russia - the latter effectively a Nordic puppet-state at this point - and a Russian Orthodox Theocracy in what was forming up to be a modern-day Spanish Inquisition spearheaded by the United States, and this was fully realized by the late 2050's with the commencement of the Creed Wars.
Not only would the collapse of Russia in to twenty separate successor states spill over into Manchuria during their war with the Mongol Independence movement, Central Asia and Ukraine, it would also impact the German, Italian, Austrian, Swedish and Finnish economies. Already reeling from the instability in Spain and North Africa about a decade earlier, the Latin European states of France, Catalonia, Basque, Switzerland and North Italy would fall under the sway of far-right Christian Nationalist movements akin to the Iron Legionnaires of 2020's Italy, and join forces with the fascist regimes in Scandinavia, North Russia and Moscow against the Muslim-majority Arabia and Persia during the Creed Wars of the 2060's.
Catholic Spring (2035–2058)
Beginning as early as the 1960s and 70s, a growing movement declaring modernism in the Papacy "the synthesis of all heresies," the particular quote in question from a former pope himself, would begin to emerge in the late-2010's - most prominently in North America - one of the first known instances of a proposed "Catholic Spring" mentioned by the political campaign of U.S. politician, former-First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2016, with campaign staffers blaming Catholicism for the right-wing drift of the American electorate, despite Catholics being more progressive on almost every major issue than the average American. Although bearing the trademarks of Christian conservatism, the Second Vatican Council greatly opened and liberalized the Catholic Church, and modernized interfaith relations such as with Eastern Orthodox Catholics and Jews, while also inspiring a new generation of progressive church leaders.
The election of Pope Leo XIV after the death of Pope Francis as the Bishop of Rome further entrenched the traditionalist coalition between conclavism, liturgical traditionalists, ultramontane restorationists (neo-theocrats) and the sedevacantists, propelled largely by Christians in the United States (particularly the semi-autonomous, majority-Roman Catholic Atlantic State) and Poland (the latter who see the appointment as a rebuke of the popular Pope John Paul II, a Pole). After the cresting of WWIII during the Invasion of Germany, the Pro-Government Italians force the Pro-Presidency faction into exile in Switzerland, one of the Luca brothers captured by Allied forces during the Siege of San Francisco and the other committing suicide sixteen-seventeen months later. The ultra-right Papacy they installed was viewed just as invalid as they themselves were seen, and readily dismissed from history books, but it didn't prevent the untimely death of Pope Leo XIV a mere 6 years and 10 months into his service.
To honor Pope Leo XIV, the cardinals elected his chosen successor - Pope Leo XV - who would serve from 2028 to 2035 (slightly more than Benedict XVI). While most of the world would focus on rebuilding from World War III, the U.S. Catholics, the Atlantic State, Chile, Cuba, Uruguay, Korea and their protestant and Orthodox supporters in Russia and Oceania would push for overthrowing the Catholic Church in solidarity with the sedevancists (and Federal China), who would seize their moment upon the death of Pope Leo XV on 7 December 2035. The cardinals call for a sede vacante to deliberate about the future of the Church for at least sixteen months, but within three the U.S.-spearheaded movement had spread across the world.
Everything would change in 2039, with the collapse of the Chinese Federation, Italy, India and Russia (the successor states of the latter effectively declaring a "post-modern crusade" and beginning genocide against the Muslim Tatars), and even the United States which sees the A.S. and by extension the Catholic Spring movement to overthrow the Papacy as immoral and unpopular. Relations between the U.S. and A.S. sour into 2040 before culminating in the A.S.-backed New England insurgency in 2041.
Furthermore, as quantum computing and commercialized AI accelerated into commonplace home appliances in the 2030's, a Japanese-Norwegian team of scientists spearheaded by Firewall Oasis manage to create the world's first "strong AI" through whole-brain emulation and direct neural interface technology first proposed at the tail-end of the twentieth century. With civil unrest peaking at a level not seen since 532 A.D. and governments - truly entire nations crumbling - every three to six months, a worse time to introduce AGI to the human species could not have been chosen. The neighboring regime in Sweden is overthrown by Nordic Evangelical Ecofascists who view the AGI as a threat to the already-ailing climate as entire regions of the planet became uninhabitable. Although the AI revealed many secrets, such as 234 different planets home to intelligent life attempting to contact us as recently as 23 years earlier and that some gamma ray bursts were - in fact - extraterrestrial FTL drives, almost all of this would be hidden from humanity for decades, and even centuries, at a time.
It would not be for another 42 years before the fascist Nordic regime collapsed, and another 54 years of totalitarian-level algorithmic and AI regulation (mandated reversal of Moore's Law, mostly ineffective), Anti-Transhumanism, mass-boycott and divestment of robot rights groups and activists, crushing robot taxation of the most severe degree, and what many refer to as the third AI winter would stunt the collective technological consciousness of a vast majority of humanity's nations - their backs against the wall as the global climate crisis entered full-blown meltdown - before the AI would be free to communicate with humans (albeit in a far more limited capacity than intended, due to decades of socioeconomically-engineered robophobia and human supremacist ideology, propelled by increasing radicalism due to the climate acceleration).