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 ==== History ==== ==== History ====
  
-During the years after the Final Civil War leading up {{the north american war the many nations of north america|the North American War}}, while the Great Lake Confederation possessed the outward appearance of a democracy, ruling party and opposition alike had their leadership bought and paid for by the commercial trusts. Consequently the governments'​ policies and legislation mirrored the wishes of the region'​s great industrial concerns. This was unpopular amongst the Great Lake Confederation’s lower classes but opposition leaders were intimidated,​ socialised, and the industrial concerns kept order through their control of the military as well as the Pinkerton guard, a private paramilitary army. While there had been internal revolts and rebellions in the past, they were generally ruthlessly suppressed.+During the years after the Final Civil War leading up [[the north american war the many nations of north america|the North American War]], while the Great Lake Confederation possessed the outward appearance of a democracy, ruling party and opposition alike had their leadership bought and paid for by the commercial trusts. Consequently the governments'​ policies and legislation mirrored the wishes of the region'​s great industrial concerns. This was unpopular amongst the Great Lake Confederation’s lower classes but opposition leaders were intimidated,​ socialised, and the industrial concerns kept order through their control of the military as well as the Pinkerton guard, a private paramilitary army. While there had been internal revolts and rebellions in the past, they were generally ruthlessly suppressed.
  
 The final straw occurred as a side effect of the global recession of the 1980s; exports fell and chaos in the Rocky Mountain Confederation disrupted vitally needed shipments of food and raw materials. The Great Lakes Confederation fell into a great depression as factories went idle and more and more workers were left without a job or a safety net. General strikes began throughout Michigan and Illinois and  resulted. The Central government resorted to a declaration of martial law. However, soldiers refused to fire upon their fellow citizens and lead to a general military revolt. Detroit was the first city to formally declare independence under the leadership of its workers collective. Soon the rebellion had spread to the other cities and states. Michigan was independent within a month and Ohio had been taken over by the newly named “red” army by the start of winter. Faced with these intense early defeats the Pinkerton Guard and the remaining loyalist military forces fell back to Wisconsin and Illinois. ​ Michigan force entered northern Wisconsin, capturing Green Bay. The final straw occurred as a side effect of the global recession of the 1980s; exports fell and chaos in the Rocky Mountain Confederation disrupted vitally needed shipments of food and raw materials. The Great Lakes Confederation fell into a great depression as factories went idle and more and more workers were left without a job or a safety net. General strikes began throughout Michigan and Illinois and  resulted. The Central government resorted to a declaration of martial law. However, soldiers refused to fire upon their fellow citizens and lead to a general military revolt. Detroit was the first city to formally declare independence under the leadership of its workers collective. Soon the rebellion had spread to the other cities and states. Michigan was independent within a month and Ohio had been taken over by the newly named “red” army by the start of winter. Faced with these intense early defeats the Pinkerton Guard and the remaining loyalist military forces fell back to Wisconsin and Illinois. ​ Michigan force entered northern Wisconsin, capturing Green Bay.
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