Discussion in 'Alternate History Books and Media' started by chris N, Mar 12, 2017.
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The Empire of the Rising Sun was seeking support from the British and Hawaiian. Britain was Sympathetic to the Empire's plight but Australia and New Zealand were quite uneasy with the amount of Military spending by the Empire especially on its Navy and on aviation feeling that it was a two edged sword that might threaten them.
In 1918 the Anglo-Rising Sun Treaty was signed. It eased tensions between the two empires and was a clear signal that Russia was regarded as a threat by both nations..China was not at all pleased by the treaty but was happy that Hawaii refused to sign on.
Hawaii signed a new trade agreement with the Republic of China.
Fighting between Russia and the Empire of the Rising Sun came nearly to a halt as a result of the Treaty as the Russians seemed to reconsider its options. But in 1919 the Empire of the Rising Sun made the Mistake of entering Mongolia and the Russians responded with a massive display of force. Everyone was surprised at the show of Russian force.
As a result of talks with the government of Hawaii, the Russian government of Russia offered a settlement of the border issue regarding Manchuria and Russia and Manchuria and Mongolia.
With the issue of the Manchurian- Siberian border resolved a decision was made to hold the treaty signing ceremony in Persia. It would be held at the American Embassy. The American Secretary of State would sign on behalf of the US, Brazilian Foreign Minister for Brazil, Russian Premier for Russia, Imperial Foreign Minister for the Empire of the Rising Sun and Prime Minister George W Kamehameha for Hawaii. Britain was informed of the agreement as was Austria
All of the parties felt good that the treaty had resolved the border issues in the Far East and a War had been avoided. The Hawaiian Prime Minister was Nominated for the Noble Peace Prize for his efforts in avoiding a war.
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The Russian Empire and the Empire of the Rising Sun both adhered to the treaty and there were no problems. The Russians were buying materials that they needed through Chinese third parties thus avoiding the trade blockade that had been established.
The Chinese Government informed the Russian government that it was unable to acquire materials that Russia needed. The Russian had noticed that the Chinese were not providing the goods required but no one else was providing anything. This embargo had been Started by pressure from the British, Hawaiians, Americans, Brazilians..Persia and France had joined the group.
The Chinese Government's Foreign Minister met with the Hawaiian Secretary of State and was informed that the powers would block the sale of goods that might be transferred to Russia. Hawaii explained that the embargo would only tighten and that it would not be in China's best interest to be on the wrong side. China had received weapons from the Russians but the question was the alienation of the west worth it.
The Republic of China received the Chinese coastline back from the Empire of the Rising Sun for the Area between the Royal Crown Colony of Greater Hong Kong and French Indochina. It eas the first of three agreements between the two nations and it eased tensions between the two and improved trust.
The results of the treaty were that the Moderates in both the Republic of China and the Empire of the Rising Sun were strengthen and the hardliners who supported an armed struggle were weaken. A little more than 1/3 of China was back in Chinese control. Britain, America and Hawaii were encouraged that things were peacefully being worked out.
Prime Minister Shapeway visited the Republic of China to open up China to Hawaiian investments. The Hawaiian government was willing to help develop the port of Macao. Both of the former Prime Ministers would have warned Shapeway that actions involving China had to be handled with care list they effect relations with the Empire of the Rising Sun.
The Empire of the Rising Sun recalled its ambassador to its capital as a result of Prime Minister Shapeway's China Policy. The Hawaiian Times stated that it was a mark of concern at the Hawaiian action
The Empire of the Rising Sun called in the Hawaiian Ambassador and handed him an official note of protest regarding the Hawaiian actions. The Government was putting a tariff on Hawaiian good entering Imperial territory
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