Peshawar Lancers Redux: North America

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  1. chris N Well-Known Member

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    President Calvin Coolidge did not run for a second term and Alfred E Smith lead the Reform Democrat Party to victory. People in the United States were ready for a change.
     
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    President Smith got the Congress to pass the first National Highway Bill and a Public Health Service Administration Act. The President met former Hawaiian Prime Minister George W Kamehameha and his family in California. The former Prime Minister was in California on foundation business. The two got along quite well talking about the economy and Hawaiian investments in the US.
     
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    Keep it up, Chris!:)
     
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    President Smith decided to tackle the important job of improving the transportation system of the United States. It was to be a massive project which would upgrade and improve the Roads and rail system in the country. The economy which had slid into recession received a massive shot in the arm as Highway and tunnels were now started. Unemployment dropped and the country began to recover. For the President his highest priority was domestic affairs. He wanted to firmly push the country out of an attitude that the Fall had done too much damage and one could not do this or that. Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Pershing had proved that the country could be put on a path to improve standards of living. The President wanted to work with his neighbors Canada and Mexico. He also realized that Hawaii had invested a lot in the US. Hawaiians now owed 75 Percent of Curtis Aircraft and were involved with other companies.
     
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    President Alfred E Smith continued to push transportation and he also invited Hawaii's new Prime Minister to the United States for talks regarding Hawaiian companies investing in a lot of military projects made by American companies. The Hawaiian had now bought up 25 % of the Stock of Grumman .
     
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    The Royal Hawaiian Aviation Corporation had come into being in 1911, it had been formed by a number of Hawaiian businessmen and some Politicians who could see that the future would eventually see the end of the airship as a means of rapid transportation became more of a possibility. While some favored investment in British Companies the late Prime Minister William Kamehameha saw more possibility in the United States. America was still recovering from the Fall and it had space to develop industries. Eventually as time passed the RHAC invested in American companies buying 75 % of the stock of Curtis Aircraft company. It also acquired 25 % of Grumman Aircraft Company and 15% of the Douglas Company.
    Hawaiian investments resulted in more capital being available for Higher quality. Curtis sold the P-36 to the Royal Hawaiian Air Force and eventually the P-40. The Royal Hawaiian Navy liked the designs of the Grumman Corp for its Naval Aircraft and the Hawaiian Investments allowed the company to build modern production facilities and eventually the US Navy also expressed interest in buy planes.
    It was this that President Smith wanted to talk with the Hawaiian Prime Minister.
     
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    Talks between the American President and the Hawaiian leader ironed out a lot of the differences and misunderstandings between the two countries. The Hawaiians agreed not to continue buying up American companies Curtis-Hawaiian Aviation was owed by stockholders of whom the Hawaiians held 75% of the stock. The Hawaiians were providing funding for research and development of new aircraft.
     
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    President Smith was pleased with the agreements that had been achieved. He found Hawaii's first female Prime Minister to be a person whose word he could trust.
     
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