Oh no, not Central powers US
Would a socialist commonwealth really name themselves after Christopher Columbus though?
I doubt the name is literal. It sounds more to me like an artistic title from the author indicating an International led by the Americas (or America in particular) than its actual name.Yeah, I doubt a socialist commonwealth would themselves after Columbus. Naming after the Americas would be the likely thing or come up with something (Maybe Panam?)
The intrests of nations will alwayse outwiegh moral issues, thats just how geopolitcs work. US newspapers could easily wine just as badly about British treatment of the Irish.And also, there is the issue of German war crimes, the "rape of Belgium". How does it echo in the US compared to the issue of trade with Germany ? With hindsight, one can't really put up both the rape of Belgium and the sinking of the Yellow Rose on same level, but that's just hindsight. There is for sure some potential for anti war news outlets to use the Rape to outweigh the cry over the Yellow Rose sinking and argue war for the sake of trade with a nation that has just committed greater war crimes in Belgium, not to mention the use of chemical weapons at Ypres later on.
America is an order of magnitude larger then Canada. Ottowa will fall in a few months. Canada will be overun and annexed.Ooof... on the knife's edge now.
Though they'd realize that they'd have to deal with Canada in the war and afte, so they have to consider that. I could see them try to make an accord to Canada and they focus on the Caribbean.
Worse, it'll royally fuck up the Canadian war effort. Either they send off vast amounts of troops and equipment to France, which wins them brownie points with the Empire but is gonna go down poorly with the domestic populace, or vice versa.America is an order of magnitude larger then Canada. Ottowa will fall in a few months. Canada will be overun and annexed.