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« on: January 14, 2018, 10:31:07 pm »

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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2018, 11:25:39 pm »

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FREDERICK DELAURO DEAD AT 86

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January 14, 2018, Regensburg - President of the United States Government in Exile, Frederick DeLauro, has reportedly died in his sleep in Pontevedra, Spain.

DeLauro has been the President of the U.S. Government in exile since 1999, when he assumed the post after the assassination of President-in-Exile Phillip Kirkweald. Under DeLauro's leadership, the government in exile has curried increasingly strong support for recognition amongst NATO countries, including Great Britain, Ireland, Sweden, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, and Italy. From 2000, many countries, Spain especially, pumped funds into the exiled government with the one-day goal of overthrowing the Christian Republic of America.

Frederick DeLauro was born in Appleton, Wisconsin in 1932, amidst an increasingly unstable period in America. The Great Depression was ravaging the country, and an entry into World War II in 1941 divided the country fiercely along political, racial, and sectarian lines. When the Second Civil War broke out in 1947, DeLauro and his family, fearing persecution due to their Catholicism, fled to London that same year. After the United States collapsed in 1954 after a Pyrrhic victory in World War Two, DeLauro's father become a secretary in Margate, England, and his mother became an Italian language teacher in Canterbury.

In 1954, DeLauro dropped out of college and moved to Canada, against his parents' wishes, to live amongst American refugees in Toronto. By this time, the Second Civil War was won by far-rightists, and the new Christian Republic of America was being organized by a coalition of radical segregationists, nativists, Christian supremacists, and a minority of neo-Nazis. In 1955, American Refugees under former Senator Margaret Chase Smith organized into a government-in-exile, which DeLauro eagerly joined that Spring.

From 1955 to 1979, DeLauro climbed the ranks in the government-in-exile until he was nominated to be the Ambassador to Portugal, which he served from 1979 to 1988. He was credited with enhancing Portugal's ties with the government-in-exile as well as securing the government's presence in the city of Porto.

In 1997, The Christian American Republic invaded Canada with the pretense of quashing the government-in-exile. After the capture of Toronto in July of 1997, DeLauro and the rest of the government fled first to Iceland, then to Portugal. A quick succession of sanctions, air raids, and bombing campaigns crippled the CRA and halted any further expansion into Canada. However, to this day, the CRA controls many densely populated Canadian lands up to London, Ontario.

After President Kirkweald was assassinated by CRA agents in 1999, DeLauro became President and was successful in moving the capital to Lisboa, where it would be more exposed to international aid, better infrastructure, and money. DeLauro's tenure has been marked by growing the financial and military prowess of the government-in-exile, as well as establishing outposts and embassies across the world, including China, Japan, Hawaii, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Brazil. The construction of new military bases in the Azores and Cuba have also been some of his successes.

Frederick DeLauro is survived by his wife, Marianna, his daughters Melissa and Janet, and his several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A leadership election will take place on May 24, 2018, to leave time for mourning and reflection, as well as time to prepare for a vote. Likely contenders include Suza Cameron, Acting President and former Vice President and Refugee who fled Kansas City in 1976; Jeremy Wilkinson, Chief of Staff who fled New York in 2001; and Anglo-American Ambassador to France, Veronica Crawford.

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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2018, 12:00:20 am »

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TERRORIST LEADER FREDERICK DELAURO DEAD. PRESIDENT HAWTHORNE SPEAKS.

January 14, 2018 -

"President" of the United States Government-in-Exile, Frederick Antonio DeLauro, has died in his sleep in northwestern Spain. He was 86. He served as the leader of the rebellious government since 1999, when the Christian Republic killed his predecessor in that same year.

DeLauro has been wanted by the CRA government and Bureau of Justice since 1980. He has been accused of heresy, anti-Christian activism, anti-American activism, treason, and murder after a terrorist attack in Philadelphia in 2003 was linked to insurgent groups. He has also been labelled as a degenerate and liar by several Presidents, including incumbent Michael James Hawthorne.

In 2007, an investigative report conducted by American News unearthed several criminal connections between DeLauro and numerous financiers and mobsters, including Jews and Papists. The report caused a significant outrage in America.


We now turn to the White House, where our President, Michael James Hawthorne, will speak on DeLauro's death.

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"My Citizens, today is a day we can rejoice. It is a day we can celebrate and thank God for giving us.

As of 1:36 PM, Eastern Standard Time, the so-called leader of the rebel forces in Portugal, Frederick DeLauro, is dead.

Simply put, he was a menace on our society. He spread a strain of hatefulness, rebellion, and vitriol from his seat of pride and sin in Lisbon, and we will never forget what he or any other exiled rebel has said about our Nation and people.

However, let's take a minute to reflect on the kind of country we have without the likes of DeLauro. A country of peace. A country of laws. A country of order. A country of hierarchy. A country of respect. A country of purity. And most importantly, a country of God. All these traits are ones we worked for since the dawn of the War of Reclamation. Since the Inaugurations of the Great Presidents Smith and Rockwell. Since the Holy Light appeared to us after a long, dark, sad road of secularism, debauchery, and filth. We have been born anew, and we have stayed pure, but it is under threat by the likes of DeLauro and his co-conspirators.

Imagine an America run by DeLauro: Rampant crime. Disregard for holy and national laws. Chaos. Miscegenation. Rampant immorality and homosexuality. Atheism. Islam. Judaism. Anti-Christianity. This was the ruinous nature of America before our saviours fixed our path in the 1950s. This was the America that was seemingly destined to follow the Devil into Oblivion. This was the America we could not accept.

But, the America that came to be is our America, not anyone else's, and for that alone, I expect us to pray many thanks to our Lord for letting that be. I know I will be, joined by my Mary and by little Johnny and Greta.

Thank you, America, and may God Bless you all."
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2018, 12:19:45 am »

Interesting and mildly horrifying.

What's the state of average people who aren't white, male, straight, Christian, etc. in the CRA? Did the CRA go full Republic of Gilead, or are minorities severely oppressed culturally but not really in a systemic sense, like not actively persecuted by the government a la Nazi Germany? Or something else? This world is interesting and I can't wait to see it fleshed out more.
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2018, 12:45:44 am »

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American GiE to vote on New Leader May 24, Expats from Several Countries able to vote

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January 16, 2018 -

After the death of Frederick DeLauro on Sunday, the American Government-in-Exile will hold a leadership election to decide on the next candidate. The Departments of State and of Elections have announced that elections will be held at various embassies and consulates in allied countries and states with large refugee populations. These will be: Mexico, Canada, Hawaii, Alaska, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Liberia, South Africa, Portugal, Spain, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Norway, Iceland, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Greece, Israel, India, China, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, and Japan.

Residents of these countries have been alerted via text, mail, phone, and internet of the upcoming election and the locations where they can vote (tending mostly to be large cities which house a consulate or embassy).

No speculated candidates have announced yet, due to the recency of DeLauro's death. Pundits expect a slew of candidates to announce in early February. Campaigning will be limited to American communities in Europe. Travel to Brazil, Mexico, and Canada is highly dangerous for GiE officials due to the threat of assassination or capture.

Likely candidates include:

- Suza Cameron, b. 1964, Acting President and former Vice President from 2013 to 2018. Born in St. Louis, Missouri and forced to flee her home in Kansas City, Missouri in the late 1970s. She is a left-wing hardliner in the GiE, frequently aligning with policy geared toward sanctions, military action, and economic deprivation against the CRA, as well as stripping it of nuclear weaponry. She has openly spoken of alliances with Hawaii, Brazil, and France. Is said to be personally in favor of militarily retaking the CRA and restoring the United States.

- Jeremy Wilkinson, b. 1970, Current Chief of Staff for Acting President Cameron as well as DeLauro since 2014. Former Secretary of Family Reunification from 2009 to 2014. A centrist who focuses more on evacuation of those who wish to leave the CRA but can't due to the totalitarian government. He is on record as being very anti-war, seeing such a war with the CRA as being devastating to the world.

- Veronica Crawford, b. 1959, current Ambassador to France since 2003 and former CEO of the American Resettlement Fund. A conservative and center-rightist. Raised mostly in London since her family fled North Carolina in 1960. Crawford believes in a total segmentation of the CRA into several regional capitalist secular republics, as well as a deposition of the entirety of the CRA government.

- Rodrigo Garcia Richards, b. 1972, former Mayor of New Princeton, Spain and current Deputy Director of the CIA. Center-leftist who believes in creating a new American state in whatever land is consensually given. Believes that warring with the CRA would be a bloody humanitarian failure, and the best approach would be to starve it of money, resources, and power, as well as instigating revolutions to compel oppressed peoples to overthrow religious governance.

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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2018, 01:03:10 am »

Interesting and mildly horrifying.

What's the state of average people who aren't white, male, straight, Christian, etc. in the CRA? Did the CRA go full Republic of Gilead, or are minorities severely oppressed culturally but not really in a systemic sense, like not actively persecuted by the government a la Nazi Germany? Or something else? This world is interesting and I can't wait to see it fleshed out more.

Thanks!

Your question is very good. A White Straight Male is a very privileged member of society, so long as he is a Protestant as well. Catholics, Jews, Mormons, Muslims, and other adherents to other faiths are treated very poorly and are either second-class citizens or amongst the bottom of the class hierarchy. Women are incredibly oppressed, being barred from owning property once married, as well as barred from several professional jobs outside medical assistant, teacher, nun, housewife and the like. Despite this, there have been a few female politicians and notable celebrities, but they have all been right-wing subordinates who enforce the ideal of Christian womanhood. White women of course are leagues ahead of women of color.

There has yet to be a massive genocide, but African-Americans, Latinos, Asians, Jews, Native Americans, as well as non-Protestants, LGBTQ, Atheists, Laborists, Leftists, and other "undesirables" are barred from holding office at any level, as well as barred from financial, academic, business, and cultural jobs. There is also extreme housing discrimination against them, as they are also barred from real estate jobs. They are effectively ghettoized to inner cities and poor rural areas.

Violence against them is common and usually unpunished, with police brutality being common. The murder rate for black people and gay men is highest, with transgender women and Jews being close behind.

The CRA, and its media, politics, and culture, propagandize heavily on the virtues of hierarchy and class order. Miscegenation between strictly defined races is explicitly banned in the constitution, as well as same-sex marriage, adoption, and intermarriage between income brackets (an enforcement of castes).

The country is incredibly poor and unhealthy, however, due to the stratified class system, the rich and upper classes are filthy rich and have enormous political power and access to healthcare and many institutional privileges not afforded to much of anyone else.

Internationally, the country is not recognized as legitimate by any sovereign state, and only partially recognized by Russia, Kazakhstan, and Libya for trade and diplomatic purposes. Many sovereign states use Russia as an informal intermediary between diplomats. Prior to 1960, many more states recognized the CRA, but a widespread crackdown on political dissidents and civil undesirables brought a wave of sanctions and economic blockades of the country.

Economically, the CRA's financial and banking institutions have been legislated to only provide service to white protestants and only to married women. Economic inequality is staggering and the country is in a perpetual state of economic malaise. Famines are rare but not unheard of. The most recent famine was in 2000 and killed about 500,000.

It is a mostly self-sustaining country, but international sanctions have gradually put the country on a course for economic disaster. It went from the largest economy in the world in 1946 to one of the smallest in 1999. This has allowed countries like Great Britain, France, China, Brazil, and Japan to become the world's most powerful.

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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2018, 10:28:09 am »

Interesting and mildly horrifying.

What's the state of average people who aren't white, male, straight, Christian, etc. in the CRA? Did the CRA go full Republic of Gilead, or are minorities severely oppressed culturally but not really in a systemic sense, like not actively persecuted by the government a la Nazi Germany? Or something else? This world is interesting and I can't wait to see it fleshed out more.

Thanks!

Your question is very good. A White Straight Male is a very privileged member of society, so long as he is a Protestant as well. Catholics, Jews, Mormons, Muslims, and other adherents to other faiths are treated very poorly and are either second-class citizens or amongst the bottom of the class hierarchy. Women are incredibly oppressed, being barred from owning property once married, as well as barred from several professional jobs outside medical assistant, teacher, nun, housewife and the like. Despite this, there have been a few female politicians and notable celebrities, but they have all been right-wing subordinates who enforce the ideal of Christian womanhood. White women of course are leagues ahead of women of color.

There has yet to be a massive genocide, but African-Americans, Latinos, Asians, Jews, Native Americans, as well as non-Protestants, LGBTQ, Atheists, Laborists, Leftists, and other "undesirables" are barred from holding office at any level, as well as barred from financial, academic, business, and cultural jobs. There is also extreme housing discrimination against them, as they are also barred from real estate jobs. They are effectively ghettoized to inner cities and poor rural areas.

Violence against them is common and usually unpunished, with police brutality being common. The murder rate for black people and gay men is highest, with transgender women and Jews being close behind.

The CRA, and its media, politics, and culture, propagandize heavily on the virtues of hierarchy and class order. Miscegenation between strictly defined races is explicitly banned in the constitution, as well as same-sex marriage, adoption, and intermarriage between income brackets (an enforcement of castes).

The country is incredibly poor and unhealthy, however, due to the stratified class system, the rich and upper classes are filthy rich and have enormous political power and access to healthcare and many institutional privileges not afforded to much of anyone else.

Internationally, the country is not recognized as legitimate by any sovereign state, and only partially recognized by Russia, Kazakhstan, and Libya for trade and diplomatic purposes. Many sovereign states use Russia as an informal intermediary between diplomats. Prior to 1960, many more states recognized the CRA, but a widespread crackdown on political dissidents and civil undesirables brought a wave of sanctions and economic blockades of the country.

Economically, the CRA's financial and banking institutions have been legislated to only provide service to white protestants and only to married women. Economic inequality is staggering and the country is in a perpetual state of economic malaise. Famines are rare but not unheard of. The most recent famine was in 2000 and killed about 500,000.

It is a mostly self-sustaining country, but international sanctions have gradually put the country on a course for economic disaster. It went from the largest economy in the world in 1946 to one of the smallest in 1999. This has allowed countries like Great Britain, France, China, Brazil, and Japan to become the world's most powerful.


Thank you for taking the time to write this up. Smiley

I'd probably be a refugee living in either Ireland or the Dominican Republic in this timeline.

I will definitely be watching this timeline closely. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2018, 11:13:52 am »

Promising start!
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2018, 06:14:41 pm »

Promising start!

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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2018, 10:50:36 pm »

SEOUL TIMES

Reports of Famine and Starvation in Parts of the CRA

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Seoul, Korea - This is a developing story.

Reports of starvation in many parts of the Christian Republic of America, especially in the Midwest and East Coast, are emerging. These reports, gathered by Korean and Portuguese military intelligence, suggest that a particularly bad growing season last Spring and Summer impacted the states of Dakota, Missouri, Minnowa, and Illinois. It is unclear why this report has just emerged, but it is very likely due to the restrictive state media in the CRA as well as the closed-off nature of the state to foreign media.

The current leader of the CRA, Michael Hawthorne, has not addressed the issue.

The last famine, in 2000, killed 500,000 people and was the result of a crop blight and poor soil health in the Midwest, further impacted by a generally sickly population. The famine resulted in some reforms to agriculture, but President Hawthorne has abandoned agriculture reforms and has instead saw an increase in cultivated land since he assumed power in 2003.

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« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2018, 11:27:23 pm »

Map of the CRA

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BLUE represents Virginia, the so-called "Presidents' State", or what is de-facto an inherited demesne of each CRA president, where he controls all the policy of Virginia as well as the entirety of the CRA from his seat in Columbia (formerly Washington).

DARK GREEN represents states with the highest level of autonomy, with governors able to have some freedom in dictating agricultural, cultural, political, and racial legislation and policy.

LIGHT GREEN represents states with a certain degree with autonomy, but still under strict suzerainty of the theocratic government. These states are largely agrarian and are led by appointees who largely decide agricultural policy but not much else.

ROSE Represents states with severely curbed autonomy and mostly serve as industrial and resource states. Governors here oversee mineral extraction and other industrial issues.

RED represents the areas most resistant to the CRA during the Second American Civil War and thus, the states which were punished the most. These states are exploited by the federal theocratic government and the governors serve directly on the President's Cabinet, unlike other states.

DEEP RED represents occupied territories legally recognized as being apart of Canada and Mexico. These areas have no rights over their governance and their residents are not considered citizens.
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« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2018, 10:15:36 pm »

This is so dystopian I love it.
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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2018, 02:58:45 pm »

This, sir, is excellent.
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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2018, 11:57:03 pm »

Absolutely brilliant TL.
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« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2018, 04:20:08 pm »

Thanks, everyone!
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« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2018, 05:44:57 pm »

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May 11, 2018

Acting President Suza Cameron sat at the table with General Mary Cromwell, Colonel Murilo Gomes of Portugal, several members of the American, Brazilian, and Portuguese clandestine intelligence, and the Prime Minister of Portugal, João Costa. The Brazilian Vice-President, Madalina Hutschler, just entered after being held up at the Portela Airport due to a bomb threat.

All three were gathered around a large, rosewood conference table full of stacks of papers, graphs, satellite imagery, and pictures. The room was barren, with only roses and orchids on the table, giving the soundproof, subterranean room some life.

"How many people have died so far?" Cameron asked, looking at imagery of barren fields and plagued croplands.

"It's been roughly eight or so months since the first series of crop failures, but it's very hard to tell due to the lack of info getting out. At least 504,000." An intelligence officer said.

"I'm sure this number will rise?" Cameron said.

"Yes. A sleeper agent stationed in Chicago has continually reported droves of refugees coming into the city and its suburbs. If more are coming, I can only assume its because the famine is still affecting the Midwest."

"What's causing such a severe crop blight? Have we ruled out the government purposefully releasing some sort of virus or chemical to kill these crops?" Hutschler chimed in. "After all, the Midwest is and has been the least faithful to the theocracy, perhaps it's punishment?"

"Perhaps." Cameron replied.

"Our best guess is that it's a drought, but it wouldn't be surprising to see the government purposefully destroying crops." The officer said.

After a few more minutes of talking and sliding images across the table, sipping tea, and scanning the reports of mass starvation and famine, the majority of the officers left the room, leaving only Cameron, Cromwell, Costa, Gomes and Hutschler.

"What a disaster." Cameron started. "This will be worse than the famine in 2000. By a lot. By this stage twenty years ago, only 19,000 had died. Now, it's half a million"

"Without sounding..." Hutschler started and then hesitated. "inhumanely opportunistic, this could be the perfect opportunity to use our clandestine organs to spread instability amongst the CRA."

"As much as I love that idea, how?" Cameron asked. Cromwell nodded her head and followed up.

"It's immensely hard for intelligence officers to penetrate the CRA, and it's even harder for them to incite rebellion. They'd get decapitated." Cromwell said, itching her brow at the thought of her officers getting their heads lopped off at the infamous National Justice Square in Pittsburgh, where so many rebels and desperate citizens were decapitated and hanged.

"This is very true." Murilo Gomes chimed in as well. "However, of the intelligence officers we have embedded, and whom have been embedded since 1998, they are very talented and discreet." He said. "A combination of hundreds of American, Portuguese, Brazilian, and Korean officers have since formed a very capable network of spies and professional rebel-starters, and when they receive our signal, they will take down America."

"How? Forgive me for being so naive, but as Vice President, only a fraction of our clandestine efforts were given to me." Cameron said.

"Well, such an operation leaves little room for fine detail, and our officers know they would be put in grave danger." Gomes stated. "But, among them are trained operatives who know how to start a revolution. And do you know how we trained them, Acting President?"

"How?"

"We've educated them on some of the very unique tactics of the OSS, how Americans overthrew the Monarchy in Hawaii, how they split up Colombia to build a canal for their own use, how they kneecapped democracies across the world. There's quite a list of atrocities and very shady decisions by Americans, even before the Civil War. Your former country taught us a great deal on subversion and dirty tricks." Gomes said, his tone becoming sharp and pointed as he continued his dialogue.

"Well, thank you kindly, Colonel Gomes. When I want tips on how to keep slavery till 1881 or illegally plunge into the Amazon, I'll text you."

"Okay now, let's stay polite." Cromwell said, her southern twang punctuating her words.

"Yes, I wish for us to all stay allies and friends." Hutschler said. Prime Minister Costa retreated to a plushy seat by the door.

"Look, I as much as anyone want to disestablish the CRA, but I have to be realistic. The country is collapsing on its own, and I don't want to risk anyone's life in doing what will already happen. Plus, if the government sniffs us out, that puts a target on every one of our heads. They will come after us and try to kill us." Cameron started.

"Yes, of course." Gomes responded. "You are absolutely correct and it's something we, and your late predecessor, have talked about without cease."

"And," Cromwell interjected. "There's the risk of purges and even genocides. If the theocracy suspects their subjects are interlopers with exiled governments, they'll begin killing." She said. "But, although I agree with the acting President, I do see some value in starting a quick revolution that will cause the realm to splinter. If we manage to carve out a friendly democracy anywhere in the country, we can establish a military and physical presence there and look to destroy the CRA by 2021."

Cameron chuckled. "The Crawford Plan, eh?" she said. "I'm glad you are optimistic." Then Cameron paused, folded her arms, and stared into the table, entranced by deep thought. The others watched her silently, with none being able to guess her next words or gauge her next actions. She then began twiddling with her thumbs and looking down, still in some sort of thought process.

Finally, she spoke. "I do recognize the value of such a plan, but I also recognize how f***ed up it can get, and how many thousands will be executed if it goes wrong." She began. "With that said, I can't unilaterally write off such a big idea, so I will be spending some time with my thoughts until I decide. Expect an answer on the eve of the election." She said. With that, the meeting was adjourned.
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« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2018, 06:05:28 pm »

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American Refugees Elect Cameron to be leader of GiE

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May 24, 2018

Rio de Janiero - American refugees, expatriates, and others living abroad have elected left-wing Acting President Suza Cameron to a full, five-year term. The election was a special one, held after the death of President Fred DeLauro earlier this year.

The election, attracting about 95 million Americans across the globe (out of an estimated 159,000,000 in total living abroad), took place on May 24th and was held in consulates, embassies, international schools, and universities across the world. In all but five countries where elections were held, Suza Cameron swept the contests, with her greatest margin of victory being Mexico, followed by Puerto Rico, Liberia, and Israel. Cameron lost Great Britain, Australia, and Canada to center-rightist Veronica Crawford, and lost the Netherlands and Argentina to center-leftist Rodrigo Garcia Richards. Cameron won just shy of a bare majority, earning 48.7% of the popular vote, compared to 30.02% for Crawford, and 18.65% for Richards. The remaining ~2-3% has gone to local American third party candidates, write-ins, and protest votes.


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« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2018, 07:32:22 pm »

The New Oval Office - Presidential Mansion - Lisboa - The Night of May 25, 2018

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Suza Cameron continually felt her palms get clammy all night, but it was now impossible to keep them dry. She was obviously nervous, but she knew the decision she made, when she swept the contest last night, was the right one. It just had to be done. It's been too many years of suffering, too many years of death and oppression, and too many years of wanting to return home.

Cameron looked at the phone on her desk, which connected her with the Secretary of Defense, the Commander-General of the Military-in-Exile, the Directorate of Combined Intelligence, and the Foreign Service Agency. She disregarded her second thoughts and picked up the phone, and punched a secret code into the dial pad.

Three beeps ringed into her ear. At the end of the third ring, the President spoke. "Queen Chariot."

Mary Cromwell's voice was then on the other line. "Madam President?" She asked.

"Good evening, Secretary. Operation Indigo Dragon has been approved and executed."

"Understood." Cromwell said and hung up.

Cameron punched in another secret code, and listened to another series of three beeps before giving the secret code of her own. Dennis Hart, Commander-General, picked up the phone. "Madam President, good evening."

"Good evening, General Hart. Operation Indigo Dragon has been approved and executed."

"Yes, Ma'am. Good night." He said, and hung up.

The President then punched in her penultimate code, and completed the same process as before.

Secretary to the Director of Combined Intelligence, Mark Hsiao, picked up.

"Madam President." He opened. "Patching you through to Director Wallace in Guimarães."

"Thank you, Lieutenant Hsiao." Cameron said. She then heard a sharp tone ring three times, followed by a stretch of static three seconds later, then silence. "Quebec. Charlie. 23732."

Col. Melinda Wallace picked up, the sound of several voices echoing behind her.

"Madam President, hello." She said.

"Hi, Director. OID is approved and executed. This is your moment." Cameron said.

"Yes, ma'am." Melinda Wallace said and hung up the phone.

President Cameron took a deep breath and punched in the last few numbers that make up the calling code for the Foreign Service Agency. This time, instead of the usual dial tone, this tone was low, quiet, and lasted a few seconds longer.

An automated voice picked up the line and read off a series of geographical words. "Cambridge. North. North. West. Lexington. South." The voice listed. It was cold and robotic, meant to inspire an acute sense of responsibility and fear into the listener.

"Brookline." Suza Cameron said, slowly and deliberately. The voice processed the codeword and then asked for another.

"Papa. Sierra. Yankee. Sierra. Charlie. November. Ten Seconds." It said.

"Castle Grave." Cameron said, again very slowly. The voice gave way to another sharp, annoying tone, before patching to a human being.

"Castle Grave, this is Cross Prince." The voice said, a man who sounded to be in his late thirties but with the steadiness of an experienced spy.

"Cross Prince, this is Castle Grave. Oscar India Delta is confirmed and ready for your execution."

"Castle Grave, this is Cross Prince, we have confirmed." The male voice said, and hung up. The robot voice returned.

"Hotel. Uniform. Ten Seconds." It said. Suza Cameron then looked at a clock on the table, and counted down every second. When it hit its tenth second, she hung up the phone. The President pressed a small button on the underside of her desk. A Secret Service agent came in with a thick, metallic briefcase. He loaded up the phone and closed the briefcase. He slid the briefcase towards the President, who then input a code onto an electronic lock. It clinked shut.

"Thanks, John." She said to the Secret Service officer, giving him a playful wink. She didn't care if it was perceived as flirty, for she was far too shaken and nervous to think about it. Suza did it. She did the thing thought unimaginable, unrealistic, and plain deadly. Whatever happens, it's her responsibility and her career on the line. Maybe even her life.

She rubbed her eyes and exhaled. After standing up to view the gorgeous, flashy expanse of twilit Lisboa, facing the pitch black contrasting expanse of the Atlantic, Suza Cameron slowly left the room and went to her executive suite.
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« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2018, 08:15:48 pm »

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Reports of Civil Disturbance in New York City, Chicago, and Tijuana


July 4, 2018
Rio de Janiero - On the 242nd anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, fuzzy reports of civil disturbance are coming out of the American cities of New York, Chicago, and the occupied city of Tijuana, with unconfirmed reports of disturbances in Los Angeles, Houston, and Jersey City. These reports are gathered by citizens illegally recording events, state-run media, and the rare instance of a foreign journalist being allowed in the country.

The day began like most July 4th events do in the country, with President Hawthorne remarking this morning on the "immoral secularism" of the Declaration of Independence and "the devilry of the founding fathers and their ilk." Much of the morning news coverage was dedicated to the government and anti-United States rhetoric. Parades were held in Columbia and New York to celebrate the theocratic government, but they soon devolved into tense confrontations between theocratic supporters and New York residents.


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O Globo reports that police have engaged with New York residents who are protesting the CRA, but it is unknown if there have been any serious injuries or deaths. Similar reports are coming in from Chicago, where protesters and self-proclaimed freedom fighters are engaging with supporters of the theocratic government and the Hawthorne presidency. Tijuana, a particularly volatile city under American-occupation, has been reported to host several protests against occupation, with residents waving Mexican flags and burning Christian Republican flags.

This is a developing story.
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« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2018, 12:04:03 pm »

I wonder, what happened to WW2? Did Hitler win? Or did the Soviets eventually just conquer all of Europe and Japan?
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« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2018, 04:26:18 pm »

I’m surprised the regime hasn’t colored the DoI and instead condemns the prior government.
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« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2018, 05:55:46 pm »

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« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2018, 07:37:16 pm »

I wonder, what happened to WW2? Did Hitler win? Or did the Soviets eventually just conquer all of Europe and Japan?

I'll admit, I haven't thought this out very well, but here's a very lazy TL of what I came up with.

-1945 - The US "defeats" Germany (it's more Britain, France, and Russia delivering the final strikes), but is still an economically devastated country and the war fiercely separated the country along various demographic lines, with many supporting Hitler and concepts of racial purity, eugenics, and rigid class structures based on race and religion.

- 1945 - The US drops two bombs on Japan, defeating it and installing an American occupation government.

- 1945 - The Christian National Brotherhood (CNB) is formed as a party and paramilitary organization, with their platforms being the opposition to WW2 and support of fascist policies, as well as support for segregation, anti-miscegenation, nativist, anti-Semitic, and anti-Catholic policies.

- 1946 - Right wing leaders and others are enraged at the ending of Japanese internment. An economic downturn strikes as returning soldiers cannot find jobs and do not spend much money. An already fragile country devolves into civil unrest and the possibility of civil war explodes, with any unity from defeating Hitler is all but diminished.

- 1946 - Civil violence gradually becomes commonplace, lynchings in the South see a horrific revival, and crimes against gays and lesbians, so-called "degenerates", also increase. The newly formed United Nations scraps plans of moving their HQ to New York. President Truman decides to send the national guard to many states.

- 1946/47 - The CNB wins a handful of elections to local seats and a few to Congress, but they are denied their seats due to being deemed terrorist organizations.

- 1947 - The CNB rallies together several similar paramilitary organizations, including the Protestants' Front, American Fascists, America First, and the New Christian Society. They eventually take up arms against the government in mid-summer. The Civil War begins on July 30.

- 1948 - After having much of the South pledge allegiance to the CNB Bloc, with some states overthrowing their constitutional state governments, the CNB forces move into the inland South and Midwest.

- 1949 - The Midwest proves easy to capture due to a fiercely divided population with many whites being sympathetic to nativist policies.

- 1950 - Truman is assassinated by CNB agents. Alben Barkley becomes President but cannot rally a substantial force to fight the CNB, now branded as the Christian Republic of America. With the United States segmented between East and West, California becomes an independent nation and is joined by Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

- 1951 - Barkley is assassinated in public, and the US government is in shambles, with his successor capitulating to the CRA. Much of the Northeast breaks up and proves easy fodder for the CRA and the latter conquers them by mid 1953.

- 1952-1954 - California and its client states are invaded and quickly consumed by the CRA.

- 1954 - The United States government is reformed in Canada as an exiled government.


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