February 22nd, 2005
in 1732, rebel general George Washington was born in the Virginia colony. Despite serving with honor in His Majesty’s war against the French and Indians, Washington turned traitor to the Crown when the American colonies rebelled in 1774. Washington was captured in Yorktown when Lord Cornwallis defeated the rebels after the French failed to reinforce them.
in 1799, the Spanish province of Florida throws in its lot with the Mlosh, Iroquois, French and English possessions in North America merging to form the North American Confederation. With Florida joining them, the N.A.C. stretches across the entire eastern coast of the continent.
in 12-11-11-13-12, the Battle of Cochilo, north of the Imperial River, began between forces of the Oueztecan Empire and small bands of Cato and Apache warriors. The tribal people of the plains, long tolerated by the empire, had decided to claim full independence, and this battle was their first strike.
in 1946, Comrade Ambassador George Kennan sends his famous “Long Telegram” back to the Soviet States of America. In it, he details that the European monarchies cannot foresee “permanent peaceful coexistence” with the communist Americans. He said that the monarchies would “do all that they could to weaken the power and influence of the Western Powers on colonial, backward and dependent peoples.” This telegram provoked the S.S.A. into a long-running Cold War with the European powers.
in 1345, Sukarno, Caliph of the Sumatrans, is overthrown by his highest general, Suharto. For two years, Caliph Sukarno had been dependent on Suharto’s military prowess to defend himself from rebels within his nation, and had become too weak to resist Suharto when the general decided to seize power.
in 1980, the People’s Republic of Afghanistan declares martial law. Muslim jihadists supported by the United States and several Arab nations had been conducting a guerilla war against the Soviet-sponsored government for the last year, and Premier Kamal intended to wipe them out. Although the war sapped a huge portion of the Soviet Union’s military power, they were eventually victorious against the Afghan mujahadeen thanks, in large part, to their winning the battle of the people’s hearts and minds; the more western approach of the Soviets was preferred by more of the populace than the harsh Islamic rule promised by the mujahadeen.
in 1985, the Constitutionalist Party, under the leadership of President Ralph Shephard, begins placing its own people into state governorships and state legislatures across America. While many Democrats and Republicans resist, the national leadership of the two main opposition parties stands squarely behind President Shephard, saying, “We are one people, with one voice and one leader.”
in 4683, Tze-Chung Chen of Taipei won the Imperial Cup Championship in swordsmanship. The contest in Beijing pitted the empire’s finest swordsmen in a contest to first blood; Tze-Chung was the only contestant to emerge from 16 rounds of combat unscratched.
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