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  1. theg*ddam*hoi2fan Beware of the Leopard

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    On the subject of the NRC...

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    Martin Dies Junior, Congressman from Texas 2nd District and second Chairman of the National Restoration Council, succeeding from Joseph McCarthy in 1965 and holding the office until 1970. Dies' term as Chairman would see an intensification of internal campaigns against 'Syndicalist and Imperialist subversives in government and industry', as well as the creation of the Office of the Federal Censor, something that provoked massive unrest across artistic circles and the wider public in America. Dies would carry out a particularly aggressive campaign against artists, writers and anyone involved in the film industry, seeking to 'purify' American art from 'damaging foreign influences'. Dies' tenure would also see the growth of the NRC's use of particular religious organisations to buttress their hold on power, as he sought the approval of more conservative religious leaders for his censorship activities. Though Dies would continue to follow McCarthy's policy of allowing the President to hold the limelight, and to appear in public as simply a fairly junior Cabinet member and a servant of the President, he made a point of cultivating personal ties among certain religious leaders.

    Dies was also known for using the anti-Syndicalist and 'anti-Imperialist' campaigns to affect elections at the state and Federal level and ensure the election of pro-NRC Governors, Congressmen and Senators, with elections frequently being subverted owing to timely accusations against particular candidates.

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    John E. Rankin, a Congressman from Mississippi and a member of the NRC from its foundation until retiring in 1957. Rankin was effectively a go-between for the NRC to deal with Southern state governors, many of whom had supported the MacArthur regime only grudgingly and had fond memories of the short-lived American Union State. Thanks to Rankin's efforts, the NRC was able to win over Southern governors by giving them increased autonomy, in particular in racial matters. By the time of his retirement, much of the South's political establishment was wedded back to the United States and supported the new regime in Washington.

    Among his less savoury activities as a member of the NRC was the supporting of a campaign of subtle propaganda that scapegoated African-American veterans for the loss of the Second North American War, claiming that one couldn't trust 'coloureds' to fight 'other coloureds' (meaning the people of the PSA and their Japanese allies), and hinting at cowardice and deliberate sabotage.
     
  2. President Earl Warren Well-Known Member

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    In his diary he called Falwell "an absolute idiot with the brain the size of an cow"Everyone was actually surprised when that came out, even politicians in the inner circle genuinely believed that Falwell and Underwood were Freinds that's how manipulative he was
     
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  3. theg*ddam*hoi2fan Beware of the Leopard

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    Gotcha :D
     
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    The results of the refugee camp suppression in 1969 in the outskirts of detriot. The reffugees were angry over the shut down of a number of local artistic buissnesses in the purification process. They would of staged an peaceful protest if it were not for one of the few woman FBI regional chiefs, Claire Underwood
    Receiving a tip about the protest she called in the military and crushed the dissent in it's cradle. After this she was widely complimented for her decisive even "manly" action.However sexism kept down her promotion and she would only get one because of her husbands election to the senate. This is also where she earned the nickname the mistress of death, largely due to her approval of the executions of 70 organizers of the event.
     
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    Imperial Russian tank in China near the Qing-Republican border, c. 1978. As well as providing arms and advisors to the Qing Empire, the Russian Empire also maintained major forces in Qing territory up until the abdication of the last Emperor, as well as along the Manchurian and Transamur borders.

    While the Czars loudly proclaimed their full support for the Qing Empire and frequently denounced the Republic of China as a 'puppet regime' that had 'usurped the rightful ruler of China', it must be noted that the stalemate with Japan and its allies in many ways suited the Russian leadership. As long as the stalemate endured, they did not have to worry about the spectre of a United China, after all. Having noted that, of course, there were a great many within the military command - largely from the older generations - who wished at the very least for Russian authority to spread to Manchuria...


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    Painting of Baron Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel, aka 'The Black Baron', the man most responsible for the restoration of the Russian Empire and for the return of autocracy. A man with a singularly divided legacy in modern Russia: some remember him as the man who restored strong leadership and strength to the Narod, while others remember him as a tyrant and a reactionary.

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    Russo-US developed 'Foxbat' jet interceptor, c. 1973. During the era of the 'Great Game', the United States of America and the Russian Empire maintained a close and cordial relationship. This was particularly visible in the joint development of aircraft: American and Russian designers often cooperated on designs that would see service in both nations' air forces, leading to some truly impressive designs. The 'Foxbat' was one such, seeing service up until the 1980s from its creation in 1964 and being regarded as a fearsome opponent by the Commonwealth, Japanese and German air forces.

    This particular Foxbat is in USAF service, near the USA-PSA border.
     
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    (Pertend Other and republician is Social Democratic and Conservative respectively)
    The 2016 election was one of the most contested in the post NRC era. Immediately after the pomp and majesty filled conventions, the three tickets hit the campaign trails. The social democrats hit the trail with the promise to continue former President Warren's social security expansions and to "Get goverment out of the bed room." They had two very good campaigners in former comedian Al Franken and Playboy SD Donald Trump. Admittedly Donald's presence was a mixed blessing, his private life was the emblem of all Social Conservatives considered abhorrent and his confrontational and often vulgar rhetoric on the campaign trail may of hurt the ticket. Meanwhile the Democrats had the earnest senator from West Virginia who worked well with working class crowds and vice presidential candidate Robertson was very effective with religious voters. They planned to continue the expanded work progams and promised to defend the moral fabric of America with the defense of the present Constitutional amendments. Jeb Bush held his own, using the massive resources of his family to bear to run a massive professional campaign.Pence faded into irrelevancy due to his lack of charisma. The election ended up with no electoral college victor with Al Franken keeping traditional SD strongholds and gaining many new gains, winning many southern states due to Trump's status as "the greatest friend blacks ever had" and split voting among working class Southerners who liked the appeal of the Democratic Manchin in contrast to the conservative Bush. The Democrats did best in their home turf in the rust belt, where it was well known that Manchin was the Unions guy and receiving a strong endorsment by Mayor Colbert a rising star in Rust belt politics. They also made gains in the south with the addition of Missouri,and Arkansas to the Democratic column. The conservatives held the line in the Midwest and most of the south. The conservatives are very worried about the loss of parts of the south and are analysing the situation closely. It is now down to the house to find the President and the senate to find the vice.The SDs hold a majority in the house but a Conservative/Democratic alliance could out vote them. However the Democrats hold A decisive majority in the senate and will most likely choose Pat Robertson for the position.
     
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  9. Disdurer If specified, this will replace the title tha-

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    Quick question, I can't find it in the thread: What does NRC mean?
    Sorry for bothering you guys.
     
  10. theg*ddam*hoi2fan Beware of the Leopard

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    @President Earl Warren - cool, just one thing: New Mexico is in the PSA ;)

    NRC stands for National Restoration Council. It was something I came up with for a post White-Peace scenario following the war between the USA, Canada and PSA. Basically, it gets set up as a nastier version of OTL's HUAC - with a revanchist and militarist outlook - and ends up effectively running the country.

    On the surface, the Chairman of the NRC is a junior Cabinet official like the HUD Secretary, America is run by the President, etc, and the Chairman avoids the limelight.... However, the NRC use investigations and/or blackmail to manipulate elections for those who support them or at least can be relied on to swing their way, to the point that the President always listens to the Chairman's advice. So gradually it becomes more and more apparent where the real power lies. To buttress their power and secure more support, they also pander to segregationists in the South and label many who campaign against it as Syndicalists or foreign-inspired agitators.

    Their policies lead to unrest and revolt in many parts of the nation over the years, and ultimately they're removed and untampered-with elections are held, leading to the Sanders presidency in the early 90s.

    Their 'advice' causes successive administrations to: not recognise the PSA; not recognise Canadian incorporation of New England and Alaska; follow a revanchist policy towards both; pursue a major military build-up and 'understanding' with Russia; and follow standard autocratic policies (anti-feminist, anti-gay, suppressing critical art/literature...) and calling everyone they target Syndicalists or enemy spies (and just so happening to get evidence to that effect...)*

    I figured something like this would grow after a White Peace...and that a White Peace was more realistic than my game where I conquered and occupied the US (waaaaaaaay too big and armed for that :D )

    * It's really statistically quite alarming how many feminists in the US during the NRC era also turned out either to be Syndicalists or Canadian spies...
     
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    One clarifying fact, im basing Trump's Freindliness with minorities on real life. Before he went racist with the Birther nonsense, he had a excellent polling among minorities with his shows.
     
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    Also the only reason Trump is an SD is because he lives in NYC and it was convenient when he was working with the SDs. He only got into politics because Samantha Bee called him a fool to his face and joined up in the Primaries to spite her.
     
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  13. theg*ddam*hoi2fan Beware of the Leopard

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    Hence his appearing on Fresh Prince back in the day, I guess?
     
  14. President Earl Warren Well-Known Member

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    Yeah pretty much.
     
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    Another thing, pat Robertson in this story did not join up with the CPA due to the arrest and murder of Billy Graham.He decided to go underground and became a member of the Christian resistance to the NRC. He also is not the type to go out and declare that earthquakes and other events are acts of god, mainly due to the fact he got his nose rubbed in the PCAs rhetoric and was disgusted by it.
     
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    Anyway @theg*ddam*hoi2fan how closely tied are the Grand Alliance?My assumption is they are kinda loose and have their own spheres(Paneuropa,Imperial Federation and Co-Prosperity Sphere).
     
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    Aye :)

    Pretty much. They do their own thing most of the time, but cooperated, did joint peacekeeping operations and shared information as part of keeping Russia and the US contained. And even though the threat there has receded they keep up the cooperation, which now includes space development. Still distinct blocs and they pursue their own interests...but they recognise the value of cooperation and have no contentious borders or issues that might provoke conflict.
     
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    Isaac Nabwana, considered to be the best director in Tanganyika, and arguably the best director in all of Africa. His movies are notable for their comedic tone and absurd, fun-to watch action. By far his most famous movie, and the one that first won him the award of Best Director, is "Who killed Captain Alex?" Set during the Mittelafrikan Civil War, the film opens with a raid led by Askari Captain Alex on the base of the Tiger Mafia, led by the evil Richard, who takes hamminess to an absurd level. Richard's brother is captured, and in anger he launches a retaliatory strike that kills Captain Alex. The Askaris attempt to investigate the murder, and are joined by Alex's brother, Bruce U, a Kung-fu master. The Askaris send Bruce U away, however, leaving him to avenge his brother himself. Bruce U runs into one of Richard's(coerced) wives, who managed to escape the clutches of the Tiger Mafia. Meanwhile, Richard hatches a new plan: he sends Ivan Grutov, a sadistic Russian mercenary who was in Savinkov's Okhrana during the Second Weltkrieg, to steal a helicopter and bomb civilians. Ivan succeeds with this task, and Richard prepares to bomb Dar es Salaam. The film climaxes with a half-hour long action sequence, as the Askaris assault the Tiger Mafia base, the helicopter attacks the city, and Bruce U faces Richard in single combat. After an absolute extravaganza of gunfire, Kung-fu, and helicopter battles, Richard is kicked into the blazing inferno that his base became, and it explodes in a pillar of flame. The film's comedic tone is topped off by the narrator lamp shading that we still don't know who killed Captain Alex.
     
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    Guided missile destroyer HMCS Halifax, c. 1980.

    During the 'Great Game' era, the Royal Canadian Navy was primarily concentrated on Canada's Atlantic coast. Early on, RN and RCN planners had seen that in the event of another war with the United States, a 'sea bridge' to Canada would have to be kept open to allow Britain to send reinforcements. The Canadian Army would fight to hold American forces as long as possible until reinforcements arrived, while the RN and RCN would both strive to keep the 'sea bridge' open. Knowing that the US Navy with its five-supercarrier fleet was a potent threat in this regard, both nations leased land for air-bases in Iceland and Danish Greenland. In time of war, RAF and RCAF units stationed at these bases would react to attacks on convoys, adding their own power to carrier air escorting the convoys in the event of a USN carrier attack. In addition, both nations also worked to develop top-of-the-range guided missile destroyers, to attempt to severely reduce the enemy carrier threat.

    Wargaming during the 'Great Game' era revealed mixed results for these tactics: success and failure both being quite likely.

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    Royal Navy Blackburn Corsair taking off from the flight deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth I. The fighter of choice for Commonwealth naval air arms and air forces alike, the Corsair is a solid, dependable aircraft that the Commonwealth jealously guards when it comes to export.