This is about the New Yorkan Empire, a empire my mind thought of and I have decided to write down. The empire will be scattered during the early days, consisting of New York City and Savannah, Geogria. But in time it will absorb the United States, then the Western Hemisphere, then the world, until at one time, the empire rules the entire planet. Unlike the American Empire, the New Yorkan Empire will last.
Capital (and Largest City): Imperial City (formerly Washington D.C.)
Other Cities: New York City, Chicago, Savannah, Atlanta, Charleston, Orlando, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Houston, St. Louis, Millwaukee, Denver, Phoneix, San Fransico, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Torronto, Ontario, Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancover, Victoria, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, Bejing, Tokyo, Wellington, Calcullta, Cape Town, London, Rome, Berlin, Paris, Madrid, Lisbon, Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Vienna, Budapest, Burcharest, Kiev, Stockholm, Helenski, Oslo, Rejavanik, Graslen, Antartic Oasis
Offical Language: English
Government: Semi-Parilamentary Aboslute Monarchy
Emperor: Julius I of New Yorka
Prime Minister: James Hozey
Legislature: Imperial Parilament
Independence: from United States
Declared: 15 March 2011
Recognized: 3 June 2011
GDP: 2605 estimate
Estimate: $977.96 trillion (1st)
Per Capita: $455,600 (1st)
Currency: Imperial Dollar (ID)
Timezones: All 24.
Origin of NameEdit
The name New Yorkan Empire comes from the fact that the Empire started in New York City . The former state of New York also remains the Empire's cultural, economic, and military center, as well being the former capital.
Establishment and Early YearsEdit
Prelude and ProclamationEdit
In March 2011, the United States government was acting hostile towards New York City. One thing was the fact the Republican-controlled Congress announced it's intentions to halt recovery efforts for the World Trade Center in NYC, despite the opposition of Barrack Obama, United States president. The city of Savannah also held severe detestation towards Obama, when he said "The city of Savannah, causes severe problems...they.they don't do anything. That's why their city's small," On 18 March 2011, the city of Savannah petitioned the state of Georgia for the right to secede from the union. Jimmy Carter, former President and native of Georgia, protested, but Georgia conceeded nonetheless, and on 19 March, Savannah declared itself The Free City and Country of Savannah, severing ties with the US and establishing it's own national government. Obama was forced to resign in disgrace.
At the same time, New York City had petitioned the United States for the right to become it's own state. In the case New York City v. New York State/United States, the Supreme Court ruled against NYC. Angered, the mayor of NYC, James Bird, and his supporters traveled to Albany, protesting and demanding compensation. NYS refused, and on 20 March 2011, NYC officially seceded from NYS, and Bird proclaimed himself the first New Yorkan Emperor.
Recognition and NurturingEdit
At first, the United States did not consider the new Empire a threat, since it only consisted of NYC. However, on 24 March, the Free City of Savannah, and a surrounding area of nine miles around it proclaimed itself part of the Empire, whom Emperor James I (formerly Bird), accepted. Thus, the Empire now had a small toehold on the coast.
The United States suddenly became afraid, declaring a blockade of NYC, ordering the bombing of the Emperor's temporary Palace, and a invasion of Savannah. These actions assisted the rise of a movement of discontent in New Orleans, whose African-American population still lived and suffered as refugees and whom the American government had ignored, even during Obama's time. Discontent also spread in Baton Rouge and Alexandrina, Louisiana. In June, Louisiana seceded from the United States, and it proclaimed itself part of the New Yorkan Empire. Louisiana soon seized control of the delta of the M. River, cutting off American trade within the Gulf of Mexico. These concerns caused President Joe Biden, under pressure by Democrats, to call an end to the campaign against the new Empire.
The Treaty of Baton Rouge was signed between the Empire and the United States, giving a fair share to both:
- The Empire's existence would be recognized by the United States. In turn, the Empire would allow continued American control of the Stock Market, but with taxes as laid by the Empire.
- The Empire would be allowed to keep Louisiana and the area including and surrounding Savannah. In exchange, free trade is allowed on the Louisianian delta and America will be allowed rights of police control in Savannah.
- The United States would be paid $45 million by the Empire for loss of land. In exchange, the Empire will be granted control of the US bases and military stations at Guantanamo Bay, whom Cuba would be forced to recognize the following year.
After the Treaty, the United States had the United Nations give the Empire recognition, which it did with little dissent. New York City was renamed Imperial City. The Empire was organized into three provinces, Imperial District, the Province in Savannah, and the Province of Baton Rouge. The Base in Cuba was made a unincoporated territory. The Imperial Constitution was written up and arranged, making the Emperor a aboslute monarch, but having legislative power in concert with a parilament elected by the people.
For the next several years, from 2011 to 2031, the Empire strengthened, organizing it's economy and soldifying it's existence. The United States however continued to be hostile, thinking the "Empire" was small and weak. It had only twenty-six million people, compared to 380 million in the United States.
But Emperor James the Great (formerly James Bird), who reigned until 2031, proved the Americans wrong. Emperor James rebuilt New Orleans, industralized Savannah, built up the New Yorkan base in Cuba, and revitalized Imperial City, cleaning many of the skyscrapers, revitalizing the criminal-infested neigborhoods, and building a new Imperial Palace, based on the White House. Emperor James also secured New Yorkan control of the Stock Exchange, and established the New Yorkan taxing system that remains in effect to this day.
James I the Great died in 2031, after a reign of 20 years, suceeded by his daughter, Abigail, who became Empress Abigail I of New Yorka. She would reign for 42 years, and begin a massive expansion of the Empire's territory and prestige.
Expansion in Cuba and United StatesEdit
At first, Abigail seemed a unlikely person to be Empress: she was a eighteen-year old who had street-smarts and was more concerned about going out in Imperial City then being a ruler. However, she quickly became informed of her country. The Empire had been strengthened and vitalized by her father, but it's prestige was low: the Americans were hostile towards it and the Empire didn't even have a seat in the UN, despite the fact that international organization had it's headquarters in Imperial City. Empress Abigail also felt threatened by increasing hostlity coming from Jose Castro, the young and youthful dictator of Cuba, who was demanding the New Yorkan base at the Bay in Cuba back.
In June 2034, 560,000 New Yorkan troops landed at Havana and a further 110,000 bursted from the Bay. On 18 June, another 45,000 troops were launched at the Bay of Pigs. Jose Castro organized his forces, and would not surrender. The war in Cuba would continue until 2038. Jose at first drove New Yorkan forces back to the Cuban Base, but then a turn in 2037 drove him into central Cuba. On 9 May 2038, Jose Castro shot himself and Cuba surrendered. Empress Abigail visited the cheering troops at Havana and Cuba was made a unincoporated territory of the Empire.
This victory worried Republican President John Bewkes of the US, especially after Iran and Russia sent troops and weapons to back New Yorka. In prepration of this, a invasion of the Empire is planned by Bewkes in secret with his generals: to invade Louisiana by means of Arkansas and M, to invade Savannah by means of Georgia and South Carolina, to invade Imperial City by NYS and New Jersey, and to invade New Yorkan Cuba by Florida and Puerto Rico. On 3 June 2040, the US invaded the Empire. This provoked action. Both Iran and Russia responded: Iran invaded American-held Afghanistan, Russia invaded American Alaska, and New Yorka launched a counterstrike, driving the Americans out of their territory. The United States launched a second invasion on the Empire, that failed due to a increasing Russian military presence.
By July 2041, both Afghanistan and Alaska had been taken from America's fingers, and the Canadians, wanting a share in the spoils of war, invaded Michigan and Pennsylvania. The Americans then lost Arkansas and M to the New Yorkans in September 2041, and were driven deep into New York State and Georgia. The Canadians however had failed in their attacks and were driven back into southern Ontairo by the end of the year. However, the Canadians regrouped, and, working with the Yorkans and Russians, launched a massive attack into the north of the United States on 5 May 2042. This, coupled with the Mexican declaration of war against the US on 4 May and attacks into Texas and New Mexico, collapsed the Americans.
Overseas, the Russians had taken Midway and Guam, landed in the Northern Mariana Islands by 18 May and had taken American Samoa by 24 May. The Americans were diverted, turning the majority of their attention towards their besieged Pacific territories, as the attackers had planned. On 1 June, a massive offensive was launched into California, taking Los Angeles by 4 June. On 6 June, another attack reached Arizona. At the same time, New Yorkan forces had seized Puerto Rico and the American Virgin Islands by 8 June. The British decided to strengthen their positions in the British Virgin Islands, but at the same time secretly supplied the New Yorkans. When America found out, it declared war against Britain on 10 June and launched a invasion against British Bermuda, and also attacked the Bahamas, but a British counter-attack drove them back to the American coast by 11 June.
On 13 June, British troops landed in the Carolinas and had neared Virgina by 18 June. This, coupled with attacks in the north and southwest, crumbled the American morale. On 23 June, British Spitfires dropped bombs over Washington D.C., heavily damaging the US Capital and killing the President and most of his advisors. On 25 June, the American military revolted and started attacking US government officals. On 28 June, the American Congress surrendered.
Treaty of WashingtonEdit
The Treaty of Washington severely weakened the once powerful United States. It's provisions were favorable to Iran, Russia, Canada, New Yorka, and Mexico:
- The United States loses almost all of it's territory: the states of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, the rest of New York, Vermont, New Hamisphere, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, the rest of Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, Mississippi, and Arkansas are annexed by the New Yorkan Empire, tripling both it's territory and population; Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, Oregon, and Washington are annexed by Canada, tripling it's population and doubling it's territory; New Mexico, Arizonia, Texas, Oaklohoma, California, and the southernmost part of Nevada are annexed by Mexico; Alaska, Midway, Guam, American Samoa, and Hawaii are given to Russia; Britain recieves American bases in South America and in Africa, plus a large amount of money; Afghanistan and Pakistan are annexed by Iran, which is also given monetary compensation.
- The American army is limited to 23,000 men; Fort Carson is demilitarized; the American navy is disbanded and the Air Force is restricted to emergency and fire-fighting measures only. The United States is to give all government documents, gold, and classified material to the New Yorkan Empire; Mexico is awarded control of American bases in Texas; Russia is given control of American military positions in Alaska; Canada is awarded merchant rights in the Great Lakes; Iran is given American nuclear information.
- The American government is to move to Denver as a new capital; despite this, the Canadians, Mexicans, and New Yorkans are permitted the rights of police monitoring and economic control in Denver for a period of thirty years.
Emergence as a World PowerEdit
War with MexicoEdit
Empress Abigail was displeased that Canada and Mexico recieved slices of US territory. Their gains combined were much larger then those of the Empire, despite the fact Washington D.C. and Chicago was now in her hands. Regardless of that, she retained Imperial City as the capital, but did spend most of her time in D.C. However, the Empress did not want war with Mexico, because of their strength. But she did want them out of the Southwest.
However, the Empire did not go to war, well not at the moument. Empress Abigail increased the size of the military, sending them into the new territory and strengthening existing positions. Imperial City was strengthened: three bomb shelters in Staten Island were constructed, the Imperial Palace was fitted with three thousand soldiers and hundreds of machine guns, and four barrages of fortification were constructed: the first running roughly from Charleston, South Carolina, to Chicago, Illinois; this one had barbed wire, anti-tank formations, bases, and lines of troops; the second running from Charleston up to Richmond, Virginia, and then on to Cleveland, Ohio; this one had barbed wire, anti-tank formations, and a huge mass of troops; the third ran from Cleveland to Washington D.C.; this one had barbed wire, anti-tank formations, machine guns, nuclear defense systems, masses of troops, three major bases, and hundreds of smaller gun outposts; the fourth, and most defensive one, ran from Washington D.C. through Pennyslvania all the way to Niagara Falls, in New York; it had barbed wire, anti-tank formations, machine guns, natural barriers, nuclear defense systems, a huge line of stone barriers, masses of troops, nine major bases, hundreds of supply centers, and almost a thousand smaller gun outposts. A smaller defense line was built around Imperial City: it had three main bases, nuclear defense systems, large walls of metal, a supply center, and forty smaller gun outposts.
In Mexico, President Louis de san Antaigo was planning for a invasion of the Empire, since he wanted to claim Louisiana for Mexican rule. He arranged a Mexican force of 5.6 million to invade by means of Texas. On 5 January 2044, 13 years after Abigail became Empress, Louisiana was attacked by Mexican troops. Informed, the Empress reacted quickly. By June, the Mexicans had been driven back into Texas, with a huge loss: out of 5.6 million Mexican attackers, more then 3 million died and 1 million were captured. The Imperials attacked, and by September, were at Fort Worth, named Fort Antaigo by the Mexicans. A long-drawn out battle ensued, and only in December was Worth taken.
In May 2045, the Mexicans launched a counteroffensive, shocking New Yorkan positions, and from their stronghold in south-eastern Texas invaded Louisiana again, but by July the Empire recovered, driving the Mexicans out of Louisiana and punching them right back to their starting positions by September. On 5 October 2045, a final New Yorkan-counter assault was launched, and on 4 November, New Yorkan forces entered Dallas, and by 3 December had reached New Mexico. On 18 December, the Canadians, wanting more land as well, attacked northern California by means of Oregon, advancing to Los Angeles by 3 January, despite heavy Mexican resistance.
On 5 January 2046, Imperial forces invaded Arizona and also crossed the Rio Grande into the main porition of Mexico itself. By June, the Mexican provinces of Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahilla, Nuevo Leon, Tampaulias, Durango, and Sianola had been occupied by New Yorkan forces, advancing deep into Mexican land. Canada had captured the rest of California by 18 January.
On 20 January 2046, the Mexican provinces of Zacactecas, San Luis Potosi, Nayant, Jalisco, and Colima rebelled against Mexican military forces and surrendered to the Empire. The Mexican military forces turned their anger against the presidency of Mexico, invading the Federal District and Mexico City on 28 January. The presidency was overthrown and the new Mexican leader, Jose San Durato, the general of the coup, announced the Mexican surrender on 30 January.
Treaty of Rio GrandeEdit
The Treaty of Rio Grande was signed at the Rio Grande, Mexico-Texas, in June 2046, by repersenatives of New Yorka and Mexico. Canada was excluded, because New Yorka did not want California going to the Canadians:
- The states of Texas, Oaklahoma, New Mexico, Arizonia, California, and Mexican Nevada were given to the Empire; the captured Mexican provinces occupied by New Yorkan forces was returned to Mexico, but a military and economic presence was permitted for ten years in these territories, plus promises of increased autonomy for them (in the favor of the Empire, of course).
- Mexico pays $660 million in reperations, half in hard currency, half in oil revenues, to the Empire for debt and damage inccured in the war; Canada was to recieve $340 million in payments for handing over California.
- The Mexican navy and air force would be abolished, and the Mexican army limited to 3,000 guardsmen. The use of tanks and machine guns would be prohibited.
The Empire thus gained the monopoly on Texan oil, but also a new terrain: desert. However, the Empire used the new desert to establish secret bases and supply posts.
Empress Consildates and ReorganizesEdit
After these wars, the Empress decided to consildate and reorganize her overbloating empire. In a series of Great Reforms, the empress restored New Yorka to a peacetime footing. First, the empress discharged many wartime troops, providing them with military pensions, free state housing, and the chance to have a family. Second, the empress reverted the military to a peace-footing, by decommissioning weapons used during the war and transfering soldiers to areas who needed help. The empress then transfered the capital to Washington D.C., annointing that city the new Imperial City, and reverting NYC back to it's old name. The White House was renamed the Imperial Palace, the Capitol Building the Parilamentary Palace, and the memorials were not renamed. The museums were renamed. The Empire was organized into six provinces, Imperial City, Main Columbia (for territories of US incoporated), New Yorkan Mexico (territories won from Mexico), Imperial Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the New Yorkan Virgins.
Transformation of Washington D.C.Edit
Under the rule of Abigail, Washington D.C. was renamed Imperial City. A Imperial decree issued in 2047 extended the boundaries of the city: Alexandria, Columbia (formerly Alexandria, Virginia) was added to the City as a "neighborhood", and development spread across the Potomac. By the end of her reign, Baltimore and Annapolis was enclosed within the borders of Imperial City.
The White House was renamed the Imperial Palace and re-constructed. Two floors and half a basement were added. The National Executive Building was subsumed into the Palace and connected with it by a long colonnade of hallways. The Palace also expanded southwards, subsuming large portions of the White House Garden. The East Wing was tripled in size, and new basements were added. The Oval Office became the Imperial Office and was lengthened in size.