|The Battle of Washington. The pivotal moment of the Second Renaissance timeline that I've been developing for some time now.|
The Third Mexican War has entered its fourth year, and is drawing to a close. The United States and her allies finally have the upper hand with the arrival of the second and third waves of reinforcements from the Colonies. After pushing the Poles out of Germany and the Balkans, and securing Pakistan and Southern China, Planetary Task Forces India and Atlantic are now coordinating together to operate in a single Eurasian Theater.
From the Balkans and Germany, the Americans begin the big push into the heart of the Intermarium, while French forces prepare to send a killing blow to Spain. Poland is fighting to the last man to hold onto their homeland, while reports swirl of mass desertions in Austria and the Czech Republic. With ground and space forces invading and dropping in from all sides, the Poles have gone so far as to use nuclear ordinance at the outskirts of Warsaw to stop the enemy advance from reaching their capital. Meanwhile, the Russians, though a shadow of the empire that once shook the world, are reminding the colonials why no invader has taken Moscow in over seven centuries. General Loveridge, not wanting to risk a prolonged assault, conducted a series of drops with the highest casualty rates of the war to secure key Russian economic and military positions before the Russian winter would stall the conflict in its tracks. On September 14, 2138, Moscow fell to the US, leaving the poles to fight a two front war. In Africa and the Middle East, fighting has slowed as more forces sue for peace and the American-Allied forces commit only a half-hearted fight for Arabia beyond control of the major sea-lanes. Most of the fighting in the Middle East is in the Caucasus where Turkish and Kurdish forces, finally breaking their neutrality, continue to hammer the Intermarium’s southern frontier.
Meanwhile in South Asia, General Zaya has enjoyed considerable success. On June 14, 2138 US-Allied forces in China entered Guangdong in a combined orbital drop and amphibious assault from Taiwan. After a two week assault the industrial heart of China fell to the US-Allied forces, recapturing the port of Hong Kong in the process and opening South-East Asia for a full assault. In India, with the arrival of the third wave of colonial reinforcements and the capture of the New Maldives, Mexican-Allied naval forces were left crippled, leaving southern India without a shield from an assault like that seen in China. After brining the Chinese separatist states to heel, many forces have begun to defect or surrender lest they face the Angelfire. The Indonesia campaign was long and arduous, but between Naval and orbital invasions the final battle for East Asia is converging at the Strait of Malacca. Zarya's Government in Shanghai has brought order to a China that has been choking under its own weight for decades and with the upgrades to the Beanstalk, the first wave of colonists bound for Venus will depart by the end of the year. Despite the continued threat from Mexican-Allied naval forces, the colonials have continued construction of the tower in the New Maldives. With supremacy in space, the fight in India is down to the last holdouts in the south of the subcontinent.
While the battle for Eurasia comes to a close, whispers of the American endgame travel the world. Rumors of European and Chinese political and military leaders traveling to some secret conference in London, the sight of the great O’Neil Ships in low orbit dropping prebuilt towers across the planet, and talk of a global rail-line modeled after the ones used to unite the colonies. To the Soldiers of the Union, the question of, “what has all this been for,” seems to be being answered behind closed doors in London.
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I'm from Western Washington, though I hate Nirvana, Coffee and Microsoft.
I'm an aerospace engineer in training (mostly so I can pick up women by saying I'm a rocket scientist)
Politically I can best be described as Liberal American Exceptionalist; so basically I want Universal Healthcare as an excuse to annex Canada.
I love sci-fi movies, books, and TV shows, classic cars and modern ones too, bitching about politics, speculating about the future, and analyzing the past.
Current Residence: Prescott, Arizona
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