Photograph of Jamaican soldiers during target practice After obtaining their independence from Britain by the end of the First Great War, the Republic of Jamaica was considered to be, more or less, irrelevant in the international stage. Abandoned by Britain and antagonized by the CSA, the young nation was unsure about its future and many wondered if they country would be in constant conflict against itself. Sometime during the 1930's, Jamaica attempted to improve its relationship with the USA, but initially only received little aid. The concern of Jamaica was comparable to that of Haiti... until Featherston began to gain more power. When the Second Great War began, Jamaica fought a mostly defensive war against the Confederacy. Using some up-to-date technology from the United States, the Jamaicans were able to fight off the invading Confederate forces and was not subjected to the Population Reduction, although many deaths still occurred from the Defense of Jamaica. Today, the Jamaican army is a well-funded organization and enjoys its alliance with the United States.