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American Theater by YNot1989 American Theater by YNot1989

The great rebellion of Aztlan seemed to be coming to an end by December 2134. The rebel capital was forced to relocate to Phoenix, Arizona after the Union victory at Denver. Utah, an autonomous state in Aztlan, went so far as to sue for a separate peace on May 11; with victories in Texas and California, Aztlan’s few remaining forces were left to prepare Phoenix for siege. As Union forces prepared to surround and capture Phoenix, and perceiving a Union victory as an external threat to Mexican sovereignty, Mexican president Edwin Jaso issued an ultimatum to the US: turn back now or face a larger war. Many northern Mexicans supported Aztlan’s bid for independence, and under the dual citizenship program, the Aztlan rebels were technically Mexican citizens. The US ignored Jaso's ultimatum, and upon entering the outskirts of Phoenix, on December 9, 2132 Mexico detonated its nuclear arsenal along the DMZ to clear a path to invade the American Southwest, killing 10,000 US military personnel during the attack, and destroying the majority of American tactical nuclear weapons. Upon reaching Phoenix, Mexican forces were met with cheers from many citizens and silent awe from those unsure of what this war now means. Bombardment from the Mexican Orbitals, and advanced ground based defense systems severely reduced the American ability to respond, leaving fighting primarily on land and at sea. With US allies and worldwide forces engaging Mexican client states in Eurasia and Africa, few reinforcements could be recalled to defend the homeland, and by the end of 2135 Mexico had advanced as far north as southern Oregon, Idaho, and Colorado.

After pushing US forces as far back as Denver, and destroying the US Naval blockades whilst creating their own around New Orleans and Ecuador, President Jaso arrived in Santa Fe on November 19, 2135, declaring the rebel American states to be Mexican territory and committed to secure the territory lost to the US in the First Mexican American War, almost three centuries ago. Many Mexican-Americans that had supported the Atzlan rebellion were opposed to outright annexation, and formed independent resistance groups, while previously neutral citizens sided with the Union. With Mexico poised for critical victories on the homefront, and US forces tied down abroad, on November 25, 2135, President Lionel Halvidar lifted the self-imposed ban on using bombardment weapons on US territory and began striking Mexican held assets in the South West. Orbital bombardments by Mexico and the US were constantly being interrupted by both sides’ space forces, leaving the fighting on Earth largely to terrestrial forces, but the American bombardment campaign had finally stalled Mexico’s advance.

With their allies advanced stalled in Ecuador after American reinforcements arrived from Machupe and Australia, Mexico began to seek an ally to limit the ability of the US to move forces even further. In a secret meeting in Athens on January 9, 2136, Mexico and Poland agreed to ally against the US, with Mexico guaranteeing Polish dominance over Northern Europe, and Poland agreeing to engage the US directly to limit any movement of potential American forces to reinforce the homeland. On January 25, 2136 Poland entered the war with Mexico pulling the US into a protracted war across the planet. Mexico had also succeeded in a blocade and limited invasion of the Moon, depriving the American war machine of its most immediate source of Helium-3. The blockade, and subsequent invasion of key Lunar assets, were resisted by the US Lunar Guard and local Space Force personnel, but with the majority of US Space Forces committed to Earth Orbit, Luna's forces were only able to limit Mexico's access to Helium-3 supplies and shipyards, rather than retaking them for the US. US forces in the Americas were now left with no hope of reinforcements from abroad and were operating under power rationing, leaving US-Allied forces to operate under Fabian tactics to do little more than slow Mexico’s advance.

As Mexico secured its gains in the Southwest and left American forces stretched thin across the planet supporting their allies, President Halvidar initiated a bold strategy. Just after assuming office and granting statehood to many colonial territories, President Halvidar used his executive powers to seize a fleet of incomplete ships, built by the colonies during the Second Martian Revolution, as vessels of the US Space Force. On August 11th, 2136, Halvidar nationalized the Planetary Guards of the colonies and called them to defend the Homeland in what would become Operation Stardust. The colonies used this secretly constructed fleet to speed toward the Earth to relieve US terrestrial forces. The ships were outfitted in what was the latest in military hardware, including next generation Space Force armor that were capable of re-entry and orbital flight. Mexico detected the fleet on August 24th, and on August 27th the first wave of colonial forces would reach Earth. Hoping to end the war before the American colonials arrived, Mexico launched a daring attack of its own on the US capitol of Washington D.C., detonating a nuclear flare above the city and invading from orbit on August 26th. With the remaining domestic naval detachments engaged with Mexico in the Gulf, and Army forces fighting to hold onto territory in the Rockies, the capital was largely undefended. Mexico deployed a force of 20,000 from their Orbitals, in a battle against 5,000 US reservists that would ultimately be a turning point in the war.

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TheTexasRanger Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
What's the situation of the Falkland Islands at this point is it independent, with Argentina, the US, or with Patagonia.
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Falkland Islands are with the US, though they were essentially abandoned during the Flood and repopulated a things in South America started to heat up by the end of the 21st Century. There are still only a few thousand people on them, and they're mostly military personnel.
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TheTexasRanger Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
Something else, are there new political parties that dominate the scene or are they still the same two parties but maybe reformed a little bit.
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are now seven large parties in the United States, but power tends to be concentrated in two major parties at any given moment. The Democrats and Republicans tore themselves apart in the late 2020s when a series of constitutional reforms made it easier for new parties to gain a foothold in the elections. The Democrats broke up into the Progress Party, the Labor Party, and the Liberal Party (Labor didn't last very long and the Liberals eventually overtook them as the Progress Party's go-to-coalition). The Republicans went completely batshit crazy and while that party survived as a minor regional party until about the 2040s, while the Libertarians became the major conservative party, though they only managed to make their way into the White House once. The Conservative Party emerged as the dominant party of the country in the 2080s, lasting until Halvidar's election as the dominant party, supported by a coalition with the now defunct Mexicanos Libres Party and the Constitution Party. The Union Party has since emerged from the colonies to become a major force in politics, and is the party of the current President.
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TheTexasRanger Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
In the US House of Representatives is the number of representatives still at 435 because that would be bad if it stayed the same considering population growth and the admission of places like the British isles or Australia and the thing on Australia the entire landmass a state or it divided up into the provinces it currently has
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Number of representatives remained 435 until about November, 17 2134 after Texas was recaptured from the Aztlan rebels, upon which the Congress expanded its size to 1000 members. It was briefly considered to base the number of representatives on the population of the smallest state, but the main concern over the expansion of the Congress following the integration of the colonies necessitated a more modest solution.
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Read some of the comments, and I was just wondering if there is any fan art for this scenario or anyone resembling it, because for most of us we can't help but imagine this war with modern technology (even though we know its completely different) and maybe we get the wrong impression from the map alone. Although it is a very helpful and well made map. :thumbs up: 
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd love to find out that I have fan art, but I don't think my maps inspire that in the people who typically do fanart.
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NealMan11 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
1. The U.S. would never hold their major nuclear arsenal along the Mexican border, especially if tensions were rising between them, it's just a stupid move, so wouldn't the place they would most likely hold them in would be in Southern Canada?
2. Wouldn't Brazilian citizens revolt against the Mexican puppet state, to reinstate the previous Brazilian government?
3. Wouldn't the American people form militias using local and captured tanks, and weapons to fight a guerrilla war against Mexico, to protect the American homeland, maybe even with government required militia training?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1. They're nuclear mines, traditional ICMBs are outmoded thanks to the ubiquity of 22nd century lasers.
2. There are anti-Mexican rebels, but Mexico expected that and fights to maintain chaos in Brazil with a minimum force, rather than expend the effort to conquer Brazil entirely (which they no isn't possible). They simply want Brazil out of the game during their contest with the Americans.
3.Most of the territory Mexico controls isn't really anti-Mexican enough to support what few resistance movements exist. Its the former territory of the Aztlan rebels mostly. BTW tanks have been unmanned for about 100 years in this timeline, and the Mexican military is outfitted with powered exoskeletons that can fly and shake off 50 caliber rounds like they're a bee sting.
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