Geopolitics. RU threatens to become hegemon, which is a threat to Ethiopian sovereignty. They ally with Russia to maintain the balance of power.

That's not how it works, when Nazi Germany was on the warpath if found no shortage of allies in the Balkans, the Middle East, Finland, etc. Why would the Ethiopians care about a nebulous future threat of an American World State when they have the real and present danger of continued subjugation under the Europan Empire?

In geopolitics there is nothing wrong in piggybacking off the biggest bully in charge and getting some morsels while they conquer the rest of the planet.

In terms of post-facto justification, the RU could argue that Pinnacle Africans are West African AFC. Just as Irish are considered a seperate race despite being nearly indistinguishable from the English, the RU paints East Africans as seperate from West Africans.

Do you have a reason for this? The Irish are seen as separate due to centuries of animosity. Black Africans historically have been lumped together by the Europeans into one big group. Marx didn't examine a West African skull, only an African one.
 
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That's not how it works, when Nazi Germany was on the warpath if found no shortage of allies in the Balkans, the Middle East, Finland, etc. Why would the Ethiopians care about a nebulous future threat of an American World State when they have the real and present danger of continued subjugation under the Europan Empire?

In geopolitics there is nothing wrong in piggybacking off the biggest bully in charge and getting some morsels while they conquer the rest of the planet/QUOTE]
Those were revisionist powers satisfied with the status quo. Why would Ethiopia be dissqtisfied
 
EDUCATION IN THE WMIT UNIVERSE
I figure with no Northwest Ordinance that many state-run colleges and universities do not exist in this world. Most states and countries may have a University that deals in schools such as Law, Medicine and ones that deal in schools such as Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and so on. There are private Universities, military academies and religious schools with some receiving state support depending on the state. Some private groups such as corporations may support universities as a form of Research and Development along with a source of future employees. In some countries the universities may be watched by the police to prevent unrest.

I figure most countries would limit higher education to those who can pass the Exams. So most people receive education from 1st Grade to 8th Grade and then take an Exam. Those who do well go to High School while those who perform poorly go to Trade School. High School lasts from 9th to 12th Grade and may involve some job apprenticeship along with advanced courses. Then we take another Exam which determines if you can go to University or Trade School. The state may provide scholarships or reduced tuition to those with excellent scores or who agree to serve the government in some fashion. There may be less 'Liberal Arts' degrees or programs except in richer countries. You go to University to become a professional.

In the Union the Elementary/Middle School programs are the same but obviously Better schools have more resources, smaller classes, better upkeep than Inferior schools. It is also harder for a Inferior to get into High School and nearly impossible to get into University unless with good Exam results or connections. The only real way to go to University is to join the military or police services and attend the Academies. There are religious Universities/Seminaries for the AFC but no one else.

Classes in 1st-12th may be composed of what we call the basics. Mathematics, Reading, Writing, English, History, Geography, Sciences, Physical Education. Schools in the non-Union world may have more electives. Physical Education in the Union will involve military type drills but nothing like the CYB. Most countries will screen the lesson plans, textbooks and programs of all the school with the Union being the most strict. The Union will product good engineers or chemists but nothing revolutionary, hence the use of espionage to steal ideas.

As for Secret Societies, they exist in all countries ranging from college Fraternities/Sororities to Professional Trades/Guilds to Hobby Circles. Most are harmless but develop secret codes, languages and rituals to hide themselves from police and outsiders. In some cultures they are a form of networking with members able to pass secrets and tips to each other and promote fellow members. In the Union these groups may have good or evil intentions.
 
EDUCATION IN THE WMIT UNIVERSE

I figure most countries would limit higher education to those who can pass the Exams. So most people receive education from 1st Grade to 8th Grade and then take an Exam. Those who do well go to High School while those who perform poorly go to Trade School. High School lasts from 9th to 12th Grade and may involve some job apprenticeship along with advanced courses. Then we take another Exam which determines if you can go to University or Trade School. The state may provide scholarships or reduced tuition to those with excellent scores or who agree to serve the government in some fashion. There may be less 'Liberal Arts' degrees or programs except in richer countries. You go to University to become a professional.

In the Union the Elementary/Middle School programs are the same but obviously Better schools have more resources, smaller classes, better upkeep than Inferior schools. It is also harder for a Inferior to get into High School and nearly impossible to get into University unless with good Exam results or connections. The only real way to go to University is to join the military or police services and attend the Academies. There are religious Universities/Seminaries for the AFC but no one else.

Classes in 1st-12th may be composed of what we call the basics. Mathematics, Reading, Writing, English, History, Geography, Sciences, Physical Education. Schools in the non-Union world may have more electives. Physical Education in the Union will involve military type drills but nothing like the CYB. Most countries will screen the lesson plans, textbooks and programs of all the school with the Union being the most strict. The Union will product good engineers or chemists but nothing revolutionary, hence the use of espionage to steal ideas.

As for Secret Societies, they exist in all countries ranging from college Fraternities/Sororities to Professional Trades/Guilds to Hobby Circles. Most are harmless but develop secret codes, languages and rituals to hide themselves from police and outsiders. In some cultures they are a form of networking with members able to pass secrets and tips to each other and promote fellow members. In the Union these groups may have good or evil intentions.

I would think at this stage that it would be completely illegal for an inferior to go to university. A highly educated person being treated like scum would do no good for any oppressive society.
 
EDUCATION IN THE WMIT UNIVERSE
In the Union the Elementary/Middle School programs are the same but obviously Better schools have more resources, smaller classes, better upkeep than Inferior schools. It is also harder for a Inferior to get into High School and nearly impossible to get into University unless with good Exam results or connections. The only real way to go to University is to join the military or police services and attend the Academies. There are religious Universities/Seminaries for the AFC but no one else.

Classes in 1st-12th may be composed of what we call the basics. Mathematics, Reading, Writing, English, History, Geography, Sciences, Physical Education. Schools in the non-Union world may have more electives. Physical Education in the Union will involve military type drills but nothing like the CYB. Most countries will screen the lesson plans, textbooks and programs of all the school with the Union being the most strict. The Union will product good engineers or chemists but nothing revolutionary, hence the use of espionage to steal ideas.

As for Secret Societies, they exist in all countries ranging from college Fraternities/Sororities to Professional Trades/Guilds to Hobby Circles. Most are harmless but develop secret codes, languages and rituals to hide themselves from police and outsiders. In some cultures they are a form of networking with members able to pass secrets and tips to each other and promote fellow members. In the Union these groups may have good or evil intentions.
I bet there are media Universities ran by the Propaganda industry in the East and the West which teach students the art of Propaganda (Film,Paintings, Graphic Design, Comics, Creative Writing etc.) and how to create these products effectively. I expect that a large percentage of the courses would contain women since I can see the RU promoting women to go into the entertainment industries over men since men will likely be have to serve in the Military.
 
I bet there are media Universities ran by the Propaganda industry in the East and the West which teach students the art of Propaganda (Film,Paintings, Graphic Design, Comics, Creative Writing etc.) and how to create these products effectively. I expect that a large percentage of the courses would contain women since I can see the RU promoting women to go into the entertainment industries over men since men will likely be have to serve in the Military.
Empowering the good, Patriot, Christian women to secure the moral fabric of the New Jerusalem
 
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New chapter on the way!
 
CHAPTER 55

CHAPTER 55
THE YANKS ARE COMIN'
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"The Call of Liberty" by Humphrey Stephenson (1911)

The foresight Custer had gained from visiting the Blind Christian Gentleman was simply a clincher. In his mind, Custer already knew war was coming, but he was hesitant to launch America into what would almost certainly be the deadliest conflict in world history. For years, there had been a build-up of ships and men, preparing the coming storm. Custer, coughing and hacking, knew he didn't have long left in the physical realm and so wished to see America stretch from sea to shining sea before he would finally pass away. He had visited the Tobias Institute just several days after the Dutch King Louis Napoleon II had joined the Central Powers. Now, Custer was back in the Presidential Mansion with a telegram from the Kaiser.

Caesar had just threatened to invade Holland if it didn't renounce the Central Powers within 48 hours. In the Bund, thousands of Protestant Germans clashed with Imperial troops and huge mutinies were breaking out all over High King Franz Josef's realm. England, under Winston Churchill, was in discussions with Scotland to form the Britannic Union. If that happened the outnumbered Central Powers could suddenly spin the entire situation around, attacking Ireland and possibly mainland France with Anglo-Saxon and Scottish troops. This could result in something extraordinary.

Another thing on Custer's mind was the independent nations of Greenland and Iceland. If they could be taken by the Central Powers, then Europa would have definite problems shipping goods and supplies to Quebec and Canada, allowing for swift and decisive Union attacks to crush them once and for all. Also, it had been decades since Union troops first pulled out of Greenland during the fall of the Denmark-Norway Empire. Now, over half a century later, Union troops could rightfully march on Greenland.

As he sat in the Lincoln Office, pondering the fate of the world, the clock was ticking closer and closer to doomsday. Europan troops were gathering on the Dutch border, ready to overthrow the rebellious Bonaparte cousin. At last, he signed the order. It would be war.

It was November 22, 1911. Custer, pale and gaunt but still fiery and strong, appeared before a crowd of tens of thousands in the Philadelphia Yankees' Rounders Park. The stadium seats were overflowing with eager citizens and the field was full of ORRA troops. He took to a microphone on a platform set up on the pitcher's mound. Behind him, standing and waving to the crowds, were Quartermaster General Wilson, CYB Headmaster-marshal Roosevelt, and ORRA Supreme Chief George Dewey, and RUMP Supreme Chief Thomas Custer. Tens of thousands waved flags, sang songs, and chanted before Custer finally spoke.

"My fellow Americans! All hail! This morning, at around 11 o'clock, I responded to a telegram from the Nordic Kaiser. He asked for American assistance, American backbone, to stand up the Papist Caesar. Europa is preparing to invade the Kingdom of Holland because its monarch has dared to convert to the Protestant faith and had dared declare that his countrymen will not die for Caesar. America is not a monarchy. However, America champions the cause of liberty and freedom for all Chosen people the world over. I think most of you will agree when I say that the United Empire of Europa, the decadent porcine behemoth that it is, has overextended itself! It has waged wars of Imperialism all over the globe. It is sending its sons to die against the Mad Czar of Russia. It is trying to coerce and press-gang our Christian brothers in the Confederation of the Rhine into their war, as well, desecrating Protestant homes and shooting those who refuse to bow to the puppet High King and Caesar. To every direction but our Atlantic coast, America sits surrounded by Europan client states. All around us lie the vermin of the Vatican, their sniveling and satanic leaders stooping and bowing to man rather than God. It is time! It is time to end Europa's dominance and bring about a new era of freedom and American supremacy. No longer will we sit back and accept the status quo. No more will we accept the illegitimacy of the current world order. Never again will we be looked down upon by the guttersnipes of Paris, Vienna, and Madrid. Ladies and gentlemen, at 11 o'clock this morning I responded to a telegram from the Nordic Kaiser. I told him, quite simply, what I believe every single red-blooded Christian Yankee boy would tell him at this fateful turning point in history. I told him that 'America stands ready. America will fight.' And so, my countrymen, rally around the flag and let loose the battle-cry of freedom! As of today, America is at war with Europa! May our victory come swiftly and to Jehovah be the glory! All hail!"

The nation immediately was jubilant, with millions people pouring into the streets to celebrate the declaration of war. Men flocked to the recruiting stations, gladly ready to fight for the Stars-and-Stripes.

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ORRA troops parade through New York City

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Jubilant crowds celebrate in Philadelphia

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Volunteers gather to enlist in Oshkosh, Michigania

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Cartoon depicting Uncle Sam punishing Europa for its Popery

Despite that being the official declaration of war on the Bonaparte Empire, the Union military was already on the move. Unbelievably, the 85 year-old former President and Immolator of Mexico was still on active duty as the longest-serving soldier in American history, at 69 years of service (including his time as Vice President during which he remained very active in military affairs). He had joined Milo Miles' Fundamentalist Volunteer Brigades in 1842, fighting in the English Revolution alongside the likes of his legendary future president, martyr, and holiday icon, A. A. Lincoln. Though many had been calling on McClellan to finally retire and let the new generation finally take over, McClellan proudly kept the mantle of Supreme Marshal of the Grand Army of the Republic.

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Supreme Marshal George McClellan circa 1900

The octogenarian commander had foreseen America's entry into the war years prior, saying, "I know not when the powder-keg shall blow. But it will be over some damn-fool thing in the Balkans or the dark heart of the Orient." Faced with the fresh faces of the Union High Command who all wanted his job, such as Lucius Africanus Goodyear (the 45 year-old great-great-nephew of Charles Goodyear), the religious zealot Legate General Pinnacleus D. Hill, and Wilford Acme Ashton, McClellan knew he had to prove that he still had his wits about him. He was the destroyer of the Mexican race, and it had been he who had first utilized mechanized warfare against America's enemies. Quite frankly, as far as he was concerned, he had invented modern warfare. He saw the folly of massed infantry and tried to convey to the stiff-and-starched High Command that 19th century tactics were a thing of the past. Much of the High Command had experienced the Mexican and Japanese campaigns, but they had not experienced the gassings and heavy-bombings such as those in the Greek War of Succession that he had read reports about for years.

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Legate General Wilford Acme Ashton inspects the troops in Shicagwa

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Legate General Lucius Africanus Goodyear

McClellan had dispatched Legate General Ashton to the Quebec border. Under Ashton were the legendary six legions of Lincoln's Hammer. They were mustered in Toronto, State of Ontario, and had a direct path before them to Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City. However, he also knew that if Baie du Tonnerre (Thunder Bay), the capital of Imperial Canada, could be taken in the west then that would take Canada out of the war and leave its vast western holdings up for the taking. That would leave only Quebec to fight on. If the Central Powers could seize control of Greenland, Iceland, and the North Atlantic, they could cut Quebec off from Europa and enable the Union to starve it to death without the need for a full-scale assault on the city. He also knew he could count on the infamous ORRA 13th Mechanized Unit and several other ORRA units to spearhead the invasion. Their reputation preceding them, perhaps the presence of the 13th would break the morale of the Quebecois.

Canada was still mostly Anglophone almost a century after Britain lost it to France. Most of the French-speakers remained in the Kingdom of Quebec. With this in mind, McClellan stuck his chief rival and hanger-on, Lucius Africanus Goodyear, out west as head of Army Group IV, in Michigania and Dakota, and gave him orders to march on Thunder Bay as soon as hostilities commenced. To the west, and the Kingdom of California, McClellan knew the Californians were in a very bad spot. If Australia joined the war, which they almost certainly would before long as part of the Fascist Sphere, then California could easily be cut off from trade routes and supplies from Imperial holdings in Asia.

The McClellan Doctrine, as these plans were called, was a strategy to wage a three pronged assault upon Imperial client states in North America. This was much to the distaste of Legate General Ambrose Jansen--the son of a former Virginian commander in the Great American War--who now was Legate General of Army Group V, nicknamed the "Dixie Legions." He wanted to join up with Army Group VI, under Legate General Abraham Edelstein, the Russian-born Jewish former mayor of Metropolis, and strike out at South America through Gran Colombia and into the United Empire of Brazil and Rio de la Plata. Custer himself personally overrode this idea, ordering Jansen to station himself in Appalachia and Ohio in case of disaster in Canada and Quebec. The President then ordered Edelstein to lead an invasion of California from the south, hopefully taking the Kingdom by surprise by not traversing the vast emptiness of the Black Hand Line and directly assaulting Saint Jacques, sometimes called San Diego by the Spanish-speaking population. However, Legion XX, a sixth of Army Group VI, would man defenses along the Panama Canal and ensure security of the canal in case Brazil-Rio decided to violate Gran Colombia's neutrality. Jansen was a very rebellious officer who constantly wanted to invent his own strategies and ignore orders. While this was typically a bad trait, Custer wanted some of the military high command to not be mindless lackeys and to think for themselves. It was Jansen's immense popularity with the South that also likely helped keep him safe from demotion.

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Ambrose Jansen, Southron-born Legate General of Army Group V, the "Dixie Legions"

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Abraham Edelstein, Russian-born Jewish immigrant and Legate General of Army Group VI, out of Metropolis

These war plans would be put to the test very soon. It was Novemeber 22, 1911. The Union raised his battle flags and moved into position. The world now waited for the attack to begin....

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I will be attempting to pump out another chapter tonight or tomorrow and then I will review all the recent EU stuff and decide what to include! Also, I'll answer PM ideas from people like Zoidberg!

The total world war is upon us! Who shall be the next to tip the constantly changing scales?
 
FOR JEHOVAH AND PROPHET! FOR CRAWFORD AND CUSTER! FOR FATHER GEORGE AND FATHER ABE! TO VICTORY!

The best option for the Australians would be to quickly take the French colony to their west and then shift their army to help the Dutch fend off Europan India. For Holy Nippon, strike into Korea and Manchuria, hitting Viktor and the Qing in the rear. This would probably collapse Russian logistics in the region and allow the Republican Chinese to go on the offensive. Splendidfaith can always make a deal with them. They get China, but Nippon gets Manchuria and Korea
 
The Union has officially entered the war! We're all doomed! (activates a portal and flees to a parallel world, one inhabited only by beautiful and peaceful women)
 
If anyone would like to help me with an updated North America map that would be super cool! Imperolo made this amazing one for the Great American War period, but it's obviously not 1911.
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Basically, it needs to reflect the Union gains of the South, Mexico and the Caribbean, the separation of Quebec and Canada, and the CoCaro gains in southern Virginia.

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I decided to tweak the Mexican borders a bit to simplify them. I thought "Hey, the Union exterminated the Mexicans. I doubt there would be that many states, because the population is still low. EDIT: I changed my mind on McClellan. I'll call it New Canaan instead.

Just ask if anyone wants to do it and I'll tell you state capitals and whatever else you wanna know. :)
 
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I personally liked there being 9 states. It was a good way to "divide the spoils" among Custer's most loyal. Also, I liked the states of Crawford, Magnum, Yucatania, Main, and Grand Panama.
 
I personally liked there being 9 states. It was a good way to "divide the spoils" among Custer's most loyal. Also, I liked the states of Crawford, Magnum, Yucatania, Main, and Grand Panama.

It just seems too crammed with states compared to the rest of the Union, especially since almost no one would be living in them for a long while. I really like those state names as well, but I can always reuse them. For instance, a future Yankee Canada and potentially all of North America can easily use those up. Grand Panama is fine. I'll probably keep that. The Rio Grande will also stay the Magnum River.
 
Love the new chapter! "Over There" is one of my favorite patriotic songs IRL and really fits the Union mindset. Ironic considering that it was written by an Irish American IOTL.
 
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