Discussion in 'Alternate History Books and Media' started by chris N, Feb 3, 2016.
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The Meeting of the Allied Military Chiefs in London gave the European Military leaders a chance to share there information with those in other parts of the world. Germany was reportedly selling military equipment to Sweden.Russia was quiet it appeared to be involved in its own struggle with terrorist. The Russians did not want to find itself in the cross hairs of all of the worlds military powers.
The Han were allowed by the Empire of the Rising Sun to contact the British about exchanging Consulate officials at Hong Kong and Shanghai. It was partly to gain trade. The Han government and the government of the Republic of the Philippines had also exchanged Ambassadors.
Britain's government became very concern at the new Liberal Democrat Government in Hawaii. It appeared that the new governments Social Democrats partner was pushing for cuts in military spending and a step back from involvement in foreign affairs. Hawaii had played an important role in helping to prevent a war between the Republic of China and the Han Republic. They worried that Britain's strongest partner was becoming undependable.
The Liberal Democrats can always make agreements on certain issues with the National Conservatives.
British Intelligence had come across reports of some kind of Plague hitting Central Africa. Reports had caused the British to ask that the World Health Organization of Geneva Switzerland with investigating the Reports. The WHO had been formed in the 1940s in an attempt to combat illnesses which threaten the worlds safety. The Royal Hawaiian Intelligence Agency tasked a satellite with taking photos and it had found evidence of considerable lose of life. Brazil had closed Angola' borders with states to the North and east of it. The Military had begun wearing bio-hazard suits. The RAF flew a special aircraft over the region taking air samples.
Is it the Ebola or a similar virus?
The World Health Organization sent in a medical team into the region and it was escorted by a Special team from the British Army. The Entire team wore Hazmat suits and the aircraft and the helicopter to be used would be decontaminated several times. The entire team would be taken to a class AAA Security lab on an isolated island.. The theory was that the virus was similar to Ebola.
Research continued on the attempt to find the cause of the large number of deaths in Africa. The Royal Air Force were fire bombing some locations in Africa at the request of the WHO. It was the only way ti insure that the villages were everyone had died was rendered safe. The virus had depopulated a large area of Africa. The Drug industry was working with the WHO on a developing a serum which might check the spread of the virus and perhaps begin to roll it back. The disease had spread to the border of Eithopia to western Africa and as far south as the border of the province of Katakana . The estimated death rate in that region was 80 percent of the population. The WHO's efforts seemed to have checked the spread
The Health Ministers of Britain , France, Spain, Brazil, South Africa, Hawaii, Australia, United States, Germany,Austria and the Ottomans met in Paris Francis to discuss the Health Threat and to co-ordinate a response to it. Britain, France and Spain all reported that they had firebombed areas in Africa. In addition Special Army units had destroyed sections of some cities that had been contaminated. Doctor Jean Lewis Armand French Army Medical Corp had been working with French and British forces in Africa. They had stopped the spread northward and had managed to roll back the areas thought to be infected. Shocking was the number of people who had died. It was said to be as great as The Fall in numbers. Some areas of Africa would be listed as NO GO AREAS! To go into those areas would require a special permit and an escort by one of the special Military Units trained to operate in Chemical Biological Suits
March 1993: It appeared that the Health Crisis in Africa was dying out. The Loss of Life had been unbelievable but it appeared that the virus was dying out. The WHO was determined that it be totally stamped out so that it could never make a come back. It was estimated that the loss of life was nearly 70 percent of the population in a vast area. That included the Native population as well as European.. Special Units consisting of Medical and engineering were still cleaning up things. The RAF, French, Luftwaffe, Royal Hawaiian Air Force and the South African Air Force were still being called upon to bomb areas with Napalm to insure that dead bodies were incinerate.
Keep up the good work, Chris!
1995: Africa had suffered greatly from what was now called the Death Virus Plague. The Experts were not sure if they would ever have an accurate count but it was estimated that 70 percent of the population in the zone had been killed off.Was the total a 100 Million or higher. The WHO with the assistance of the military made sure that any trace of the virus was eliminated. A vaccine had been created and people were treated. There would be vast areas which were out of bounds to human travel. Gradually resettlement would be allowed into the safe zones. Roads were rebuilt and even more so railroad lines. For a period of time armed guards road on every railroad as well as some medical personnel.
The British were happy to see the new Prime Minister take office in Hawaii. She was well known as a former National Security Advisor and then for nearly 7 years as the Secretary of State.
The British Government appreciated the fact that the Kingdom of Hawaii together with the Empire of Brazil issued warnings that if Argentina did not stop its hostile actions there would be serious consequences. The threat was that Argentina would face economic and military sanctions.
The Fall did Have a major impact of a different source on Africa. The worlds colder weather resulted in a return of the Fresh water lakes that had vanished nearly 3 million years before. European engineers had helped to ensure that the returning lakes did not vanish as the weather pattern began to shift back.
This is interesting, it means better chances for Africa to develop. When will the restricted zones be deemed safe?
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