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Power Blocs
« on: December 29, 2011, 12:42:49 PM »
There are Four Major power blocs

The Atlantic Federation: Eastern US, Eastern Canada, Mexico, some of the Caribbean, the UK, France, Germany, and parts of Africa (Nigeria, Congo)

The Eurasian Alliance: Central and Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean and near East, North Africa, Israel, Iran, Pakistan, etc

The Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere (ACPS) - China, SE Asia, Mongolia, India, parts of Indonesia, Korea

The Reunited Socialist Soviet Republics - Russia, former soviet republics (Ukraine, Belarus, the various 'istan nations)

There are several smaller power blocs

The United States of South America (USSA) also known as the Amazon League or Amazonia

The Kingdoms of Scandinavia - Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Greenland

The South African United Republics (SAUR) South Africa, Zaire, up through Kenya excluding the AtFed footholds and the North African region

The Pacific Rim Confederation - Japan, Australia, Micronesia, California, Alaska, etc

Finally there are a collection of states that have fallen through and are considered the new third world, such as Somaliland, large parts of the Middle East are claimed only in a strategic sense and are now largely vacant following the death of the PetroDollar.

The Atlantic Federation maintains an extensive network of space stations, habitats, and colonies on the Moon and Mars. The Eurasian Alliance, PacRim Confederation, and the ACPS also maintain space operations. The Neo-Soviet Empire is building up it's space capacity, but it's attention is mostly focused on rebuilding it's infrastructure after the Second Great Patriotic War for consolidation.

Thoughts? Have I overlooked someone, or left something out, or have I put some things together that dont beling together?


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Re: Power Blocs
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2011, 05:58:12 PM »
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Re: Power Blocs
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2011, 07:07:47 AM »
The Midwest is Atlantic Federation, pretty much everything east of the Rockies is, but it's considered the hinterlands. The border there between it the Pacific Rim Confederation is a largely undefended border, since the two powers are amiable towards each other. Utah, Colorado and the other rocky mountain states are PacRim. The Texas and states closest to it are Atlantic Federation.


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Re: Power Blocs
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2011, 12:03:04 AM »
I also didn't see Vietnam in there anywhere. Was it just rolled into the Asian set?
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Re: Power Blocs
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2011, 08:59:52 AM »
SE Asia, so pretty much everything that dangles under China, (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Burma, Vietnam, Laos, etc) is ACPS


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Re: Power Blocs
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2012, 07:58:28 PM »
Given history, the Eurasian Alliance just doesn't 'feel right'. I would expect that the Israelis (if a "jewish" state still exists there) would throw in with the Atlantics,  maybe a re-awakened aggression in Germany has snowballed into a bloc with the Scandinavian nations and the "less russian" former Soviets, picked up some of Southern Europe too, while a new Caliphate, possibly Iranian at the core, stretches across the Middle East / North Africa, especially if the oil is gone. India, meanwhile, may decide that it's Commonwealth of Nations heritage is less deplorable than working with a particularly aggressive China - Historically, there's always been relatively good blood across the former British Empire, and that alliance may have a chance to blossom once more in the future, if circumstances favor it.

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Re: Power Blocs
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2012, 07:05:17 AM »
The Eurasian Alliance does have an ad hoc feel to it, one of the core things that holds the Alliance together is arcanotechnology. Arcanotech came very heavily from archaic mythos related writings, most of which came from the middle east, and after the Resource Wars, most of these and other such relics were in the hands of the Neo-Soviets and the Alliance. The Soviets didn't get much from the writings, while the Alliance created arcanotech, developed things like true AI (versus the Atlantic Federation's Limited AI, or Synthetic Intelligence) and the Dimensional Engine, (again versus the Federation's arc fusion reactor).

I guess that the Middle East would be part of the Alliance, the parts that aren't rubble and glassed desert.


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Re: Power Blocs
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2012, 10:51:00 AM »
I've done some more writing and consideration.

The Eurasian Alliance and the resurgent Soviet Empire are now one and the same. The Eurasian Alliance has forged itself from the old Soviet Republics as well as gobbling up parts of Eastern and southern Europe. The Reds basically control the Mediterranean, a major problem for the Atlantic Federation considering the Eurasian head start on next gen submarines.

The Middle East and North Africa have not faired well. With the demise of petrodollars their economies have fallen back to colonial times, bringing a sudden end to silver mercedes benzes and gold toilets. Most is considered Tribal Land, and while there are bases around the area, they are strategic values at key waterways and canals. Once the oil was gone, no one gives two s**ts about Saudi Arabia or the rest of the current Middle East nations. A few survive as city states, such as Dubai, the UAE, and the others who started big buildings, and run banking services. This is a sort of back door/black market area where few questions are asked and the guards shoot first and then go on break. Israel remains, but it is a regularly besieged enclave, facing both Arab and muslim warlords, but the general banditry that now plagues the area. Iran remains as the main power but it is a buffer state and meeting hall for the Eurasian Alliance and the ACPS.

So the biggest change up is the division of Europe.

Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, and assorted islands are the domain of the Kingdoms of Scandinavia.

The UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Benelux nations, Switzerland, and Poland are Atlantic Federation satellites.

Spain, Italy, the Balkans, Greece, turkey, etc are Eurasian Alliance along with the rest of the old Warsaw Pact nations sans Poland.


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Re: Power Blocs
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2012, 10:54:01 AM »
India has a special place, it is a neutral country, large and robust, having won and absorbed Pakistan and the parts of Afghanistan it wanted. It lost some ground to the ACPS, but it's brief war with China ended in a peace treaty between the powers before the war went nuclear. India has friendly relations with the Pacific Rim Coalition, some parts of the ACPS, the SAUR, and is largely indifferent to the Atlantic Federation. It's populace is mostly worried with its economy,banditry on the western frontier, and the possibility of renewed aggression from China.


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