Dominion of Southern America - Updated July 1, 2018

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: Before 1900' started by Glen, Feb 22, 2010.

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  1. teg The Worst Unionist

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    Nooo! Another continent is being taken over by uptight psuedo-fascists who think everything the state does is awesome!!!

    I really hope the West can turn this around because I would not want to live in a Koorsgardist victory scenario...:(
     
  2. Nugax talks in diagrams

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    They are being sent across, in order; the Panatal, the Gran Chaco, the driest and widest and totally uninhabited part of the Andes, and the driest desert outside of Antarctica. As an expeditionary force with their only supply being what they are carrying with them and what they might acquire from the Granadan navy at the far end.

    Those men are dead.
     
  3. Arachnid Arachnid once more.

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    Totally agree marching south through those deserts is completely impossible.
     
  4. Glen ASB & Left Hand of IAN Moderator

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    The Panatel they had plenty of time to go through/around as this is within Brazil.

    You mean Bolivia.

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    Note that while there will definitely be some hard times and hardships, they are actually traversing open scrub woodland, not desert (yes, I know the official bounds of the Gran Chaco include this area, but there's desert, then there's desert). Also note that there are in fact populated areas they go through. They aren't going to the sea, they are going to the inland edge of the Atacama to secure that area.

    See above. They will also take from the native population - they will not be loved for this. Note too that they are not going all the way to the coast.
     
  5. Glen ASB & Left Hand of IAN Moderator

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    Not marching south through the desert.
     
  6. Glen ASB & Left Hand of IAN Moderator

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    Yep - most of their major gains were in the Balkans at the very beginning of the war. By the time they were trying to take those other fronts things were getting sticky for them.


    Thanks!:D
     
  7. Nugax talks in diagrams

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    So? Its still one of the most terrible environments on earth for a large group of soldiers, and one very hard to send supply chains through. Going round north is a long way and pretty bare bones on the supplies and populations, going round south is the war zone.

     
  8. Glen ASB & Left Hand of IAN Moderator

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    Nugax my friend, I tried to send a small force from Brazil into that theatre as a sign of support and to place some added pressure on the UPSA. I did my best to figure out what might be a viable direction that they would come through. If you or someone can suggest an alternate route based on 1890 conditions then I shall consider modifying it.

     
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    Always a pleasure! Perhaps a Turtledove to follow?
     
  11. Beedok I exist.

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    Not if I have anything to say about it.:p (Which I wont. :eek:)
     
  12. Glen ASB & Left Hand of IAN Moderator

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    Sorry!:eek: I was simply inspired by the word-picture benjamin's comment painted and I had to realize it. I was swept away - I will try to curb my enthusiasm.
     
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    While the United States of China had eyed the Chuen Dynasty to the north with a wary eye since the Western brokered armistice, it was still taken by surprise at the swiftness and ferocity of the Chuen Offensive when it came. The Chuen had learned of speed and audacity from their Prussian advisors, and used it to good effect in the opening days of the Chinese campaign. While Chuen generals might have chosen to go a more circuitous route through the mountains and deserts to the west, it was decided to go the more direct route straight into some of the most populous states of the USC, Jiangsu, Anhui, and Henan. The strategic border city of Xuzhou was swiftly cut off from reinforcement by USC forces and made to capitulate. Almost the entirety of Henan was occupied with Anhui and Jiangsu being cut in half. The USC military was able to stablize the front just short of the Huai river, taking heed of British advisors to hold fast in the defense against the Prussian advised invaders. While this grated on USC officials to see so many of their people under Chuen occupation, still better than to lose Shanghai or even Nanjing! While a British-style defense was mounted in the east, several small bands of USC military under American advisors slipped through the Qin mountains on the western edge to use so-called 'Wild Indian' hit-and-run tactics against the logistic lines of the invading Chuen.

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  14. Glen ASB & Left Hand of IAN Moderator

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    You're welcome, and I like your pluck!:D
     
  15. Glen ASB & Left Hand of IAN Moderator

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    Among other places....
     
  16. thekingsguard Founder of Korsgaardianism

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    Unless something drastic happens in an hour and a half, it looks like the Dominion of Southern America has won it's long overdue Turtledove
     
  17. Glen ASB & Left Hand of IAN Moderator

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    Well, actually we won Best New 18th Century last year, so it's not actually overdue, but thank you for the support!

    However, the amazing thing is, with the support of you, dear readers, we have upset the fabulous colosus that is Look to the West, to win this year in Continuing 18th Century - thank you one and all!!!

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  18. thekingsguard Founder of Korsgaardianism

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    Huzzah! Huzzah! For once my award picks are spot on :p Copngrats Glen, it is very well deserved.
     
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    CONGRATULATION!! A WINNER IS YOU!!

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  20. teg The Worst Unionist

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    Congratulations Glen, a well deserved award indeed.

    Interesting times in China. Will the USC, assuming they win, absorb all of Chuen China in one bite or is that a bit too much for them? (My opinion is, that yes, it would be too much to absorb all of it, although the USC might solve this partially be reforming Mongolia, Xinjiang and Tibet as independent states). All of this of course depends on whether the USC can hold out against the Chuen and Russians. (Are there any Manchurians helping the Chuen BTW?)