Peshawar Lancers Redux: Kingdom of Hawaii Revised

George Kamehameha had reached agreements with his Australian and New Zealand partners and now he had hammered out an agreement with the Canadians and the Americans. He was attempting to get everyone on the same page while preventing an arms race. The Agreement with the Australians,Americans and Canadians had meant that all of the countries wuld be using the same weapons. The 5"/38 had become the standard weapon for destroyers meaning that the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Hawaiian Navy would share the same weapon as would the Americans. This would reduce cost and allow greater capacity for inter-naval co-operation.
 
The Royal Hawaiian Navy was reporting to the Prime Minister the construction of the American North Carolina Class Battleship and was urging funds to revise the design of the new Hawaiian Battleship. The Hawaiians were now considering a design which would be very close to the American design dropping any plans for a 13.5 inch gun or 14 inch gun design battleship. It had as a stop gap measure finally approved a light battlecruiser or Large Cruiser to be armed with a newly designed 12'/50 GUN.
 
In 1938 the Armed Services committee of the House passed a bill authorizing construction of two Light Battle Cruisers. Tenatively named the Hawaii and The Guam. The Hawaii was to be built in Hawaii and it would be the first large warship built in country in more than a decade. The Guam was to be built in Australia and the Australians were considering building an additional ship of this class for the Royal Australian Navy..
 
The yard in Pearl Harbor began to quire materials to build the ship. The shipyard in Australia also began to work on the vessel with the Royal Hawaiian Navy coordinating the work. The Australians were buying enough material for three ships. Plans were to start on the Australian ship no sooner than 6 months after work had begun on the Guam.The 12"/50 guns were being made in Hawaii and would be shipped to Australia.
 

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The Hawaiian Shipyard was making changes to the vessel to provide it with better protection after discussions with the Royal Hawaiian Navy and the shipyard in Australia.
 
The Royal Hawaiian Navy began design work on a large fleet carrier which would be build in Australia. The AUSHAW Shipyard was up to the challenge of building a ship for the Hawaiians. Meanwhile the first of 5 destroyers was under construction in Hawaii. Two Light cruisers were also to be built in Hawaii.
 
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The Chief of Naval Operations had charged the planing office to look at the future needs of the Royal Hawaiian Navy. To that end the office, which worked with the ship designing office began to look at new designs and seek funds from the Hawaiian Legislative body.
 
Hawaii's Joint Chiefs of Staff were putting forces on Guam on alert. Hawaii's Prime Minister was putting pressure on both China and Japan not to resort to armed conflict.
 
Hawaii was attempting to work with its British ally to calm things down in Asia. It also was holding meetings with the US regarding regional security, arms sales to China in an attempt to insure that all the players were on the same page. The key was that both Japan and China felt that they would receive a fair deal.
 
Prime Minister George Kamehameha and his brother Admiral William Kamehameha II met with President Mosby at his family estate in California. The President and his family were host to both men and their families. The Hawaiians sought to understand any changes that may be forthcoming in the new administration. Of particular interest was China and Japan. George wished to see if the President thought differently from President Taft. It was clear that he did. . President Mosby sought to reach an agreement between the parties that might allow the reintegration of what was called Han China into the Republic of China or failing that the establishment of reasonable and acceptable border to both sides. Japan's ceding back Hainan Island to the Republic of China which was to take place in 1954 would be a major step
 
With the election of Harry Truman as President of the US George Kamehameha started to look at his retirement from politics. His older brother would be retiring from the Navy after having reached the rank of Chief of Naval Operation and deciding that it was time to have a younger person take over. George also wanted to retire so he informed the family that he would not run for reelection in 1952
 
The National Conservative Party was now seeing several members interested in seeking to lead the party and the nation in the next election. The Liberal Reform Party was also seeing a battle within its ranks to win control of the party. John Lascar seemed to be likely to win the struggle. He sought to move the party toward the center and away from radical policies.
 
William Kao was named as Deputy Prime Minister by George Kamehameha after consulting with the cabinet and the party leaders. George went to see the King and discussed the fact that he would not be running for re-election and unless there was a National Security Crisis he planned to actually step down in two monthe thud making William Kao the Prime Minister. The King then summoned Mr Kao to the Palace and asked George to remain. After 45 minutes of answering Questions the King excused himself and 15 minutes latter returned. He then handed Mr Kao an envelope with a letter in it to be opened in 2 months. With that he shook hands with both and left.
 
In one of his last acts George Kamehameha okayed the sending of a Military advisory mission to the Kurdistan Nation. He consulted with the American government and William Kao followed up when he became Prime Minister.
 
George Kamehameha was named by the Prime Minister as Hawaii's Ambassador to the United States with the approval of the King His daughter ran for the vacant seat and was elected to replace her father. She was the youngest member of the House. George arrived in the US capital and presented his credentials to Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. He the road with the Secretary of State to the White House and met with the President who welcomed him.
 
Prime Minister Kao Ordered the Royal Hawaiian Navy to assist in the evacuation of Americans and others from the Han Kingdom. The Imperial Japanese Army was placed on high alert in Manchuria. Japanese Prime Minister Takao ordered the Imperial Military to assist in the evacuation of Japanese Civilians from the Han Kingdom. Japanese SNLF personnel landed in the Shangtung Peninsulia., The Japanese Ambassador to Hawaii informed the Hawaiiand government of this action by Japan's government.
 
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In the Hawaiian House the Liberal Democrat Leader filed a motion of no confidence in the Kao Administration's Policy regarding the Han Kingdom. The House rejected the Motion by the Liberal Democrats. Admiral William Kamehameha II Royal Hawaiian Navy(Ret) was appointed by the King as his National Security advisor.
 
The new Hawaiian Prime Minister ordered a Defense Review of the equipment and Policy. He planned to get rid of the B-50 Bombers and Possibly cut the order for the B-47 replacements. He wanted to reduce the active duty members of the Army and Marine Corp and increase the number of reservist.
 
Katherine Kamehameha was the Granddaughter of a Prime Minister and the daughter of another. She currently held the seat that had been held by family members for years. She was young, attractive and very intelligent. She was the ranking member of the Armed Services Committee and also a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee..
She was campaigning for National Conservatives in the 1956 election. In 1956 the National Conservative Party retook control of the house with 224 to 211.
The party turned to Katherine as its new leader and she went to the Palace to seek the approval of the King to form a new government.
 
Prime Minister Katherine Kamehameha had been given the approval by the King to form a government. For Secretary of State she chose an old friend who had served in her father's administration Richard Neufro for Secretary of Defense Paul Dubois for Secretary of the Treasury Charles B Kamehameha II for Secretary of Commerce Kenneth Paulsen, For Secretary of the Interior John McManus,for Attorney General William Coughlin and for Secretary of Health Dr Charles J. Worrall.Charles B Kamehameha II was her cousin and he had worked in the Royal Bank of Hawaii for 10 years he had left that job to straighten out the finances of the Royal College of Hawaii.
Paul Dubois was from what had been French Polynesia but had now been part of the Kingdom of Hawaii for 70+ years. He had served in the Royal Hawaiian Army and had become a Professor of Military Affairs at the University of Hawaii.
 
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