Peshawar Lancers Redux: North America

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  1. chris N Well-Known Member

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    The Roosevelt Administration recognized the establishment of a Kurdish state and suggested that the Commonwealth of Nations intervene to set up the borders of the nation.
     
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    This could minimize some future problems in the Middle East.
     
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    The Commonwealth of Nations had requested members to send a peacekeeping force but it soon found that many members refused to contribute personnel. Portugal ,Spain and Italy said no. Germany and Austria stated that the situation in Russia was too dangerous
    The result was that the US, Canada and Great Britain agreed to deploy a force under the Command of General Dwight Eisenhower. The US deployed the 24 th Motorized Infantry division, 8th Engineer Brigade and 11th Armored Cavalry Rgt., Canada contributed the 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade,6th Military Police BN and Great Britain the 1st Brigade of the 7th Armored Division and 6th Infantry Brigade.
     
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    Paul Kincaid and his party reached an agreement with the Turkish Government on the borders of Kurdistan. Territory was to be taken from Turkey, Syria and Northern Iraq. Resettlement of Kurds living in Persia to the new entity would take place.
     
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    General Eisenhower Commanded the Allied Forces in Kurdistan from 1945 to the start of 1949. During that time some of the American units were releaved and replaced. The 24th served from 1945 to May 1947 and it was replaced by the 10th Mountain Division and the 1st Armored Cavalry Division. 1st Brigade of the 82nd Airborne also joined the force. By the Summer of 1946 12 Battalions of Kurdish Infantry were trained armed and equipped by the US. Each battalion was 1,000 men strong. By the end of 1046 2 artillery battalions were equipped and trained of the Kurdish Army. By 1947 4 of the Independent Battalions were used to find the core of 4 Infantry Brigades and 2 tank battalions were raised. In 1949 the Canadian and British peace keeper units were withdrawn and the American force was withdraw. o The MAK ( Military Advisors Kurdistan Mission replaced it . with 200 Us Army officers and enlisted men and 100 USAF officers and enlisted men. The Kurdish Army was expanded to 8 Brigades of infantry, 4 Independent Mountain Infantry, 4 tank battalions,3 air defense battalions and 2 artillery Battalions.
     
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    The election of 1948 would see Vice President Taft running against the Democrat nominee. The Democrats were calling for less involvement in missions like the one in Kurdistan and more domestic spending. Polls showed that the Vice President was in a close race but it was not impossible that he could still win. President Roosevelt was campaigning for him. Senator Harry Truman the Democrat was pushing hard arguing for a change after 8 years of Nationalist rule..
     
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    The Election of 1948 saw the Democrats win the following states, Missouri (Truman's Home State), Arkansas,Rhode Island, Illinois,Colorado Connecticut,, Maryland, New Mexico,Washington, New Jersey. Taft took, Ohio, Texas, New York, California, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Indiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina,Virginia, Kentucky, Wisconsin,Arizona, Oklahoma Kansas, Nevada, Dakota,Massachusetts, Virginia, Michigan Iowa.
     
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    Late polling results showed that Truman picked up Minn. West Virginia and Oregon and Taft picked up New Hamsphere, Montana,Pennsylvania, Utah,Vermont and Maine . Taft was declared the winner
     
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    1949 The President had a meeting with the Hawaiian Prime Minister to discuss some joint arms programs. The Hawaiians owned some American companies that were producing aircraft used by both countries. In addition the Royal Hawaiian Navy and the US Navy were producing the same design of destroyers. The Royal Hawaiian Army and Marine Corp had switched from buying British designed small arms produced in Hawaii to American ones. Both leaders were interested in continuing the cooperation as a means of saving monet and gaining a jump on foreign competition.
     
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    Where is the LaFollette family at this point ITTL?
    What's the current status of civil aviation?