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Ever since the battle lines of the Global War on Terror had shifted from Central Asia to the Middle East in the mid-2020s, long-brewing conflicts in the region escalated in the light of sustained GLA activity while the US military got caught up in an endless series of costly and frustrating engagements. The absolute chaos that ensued caused the oil price to skyrocket beyond the feared mark of 400 Dollars per barrel and placed an additional burden on the troubled economy of the United States.....

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Ever since the battle lines of the Global War on Terror had shifted from Central Asia to the Middle East in the mid-2020s, long-brewing conflicts in the region escalated in the light of sustained GLA activity while the US military got caught up in an endless series of costly and frustrating engagements. The absolute chaos that ensued caused the oil price to skyrocket beyond the feared mark of 400 Dollars per barrel and placed an additional burden on the troubled economy of the United States. The dreadful combination of overburdening debts, mass unemployment and an increasingly war-weary population proved to be social dynamite: Thousands of disgruntled citizens flooded the streets of major American cities in protest against strict austerity measures, corporate bailouts and the endless war in the Middle East. In 2028, the US government caved in to popular pressure in the light of violent clashes in Washington and a series of catastrophic GLA attacks on American forces in Europe. Despite the grim warnings of reputable geopolitical think tanks, intelligence analysts and military experts, including the later General Francis Thorn, the administration ordered the immediate withdrawal of all US military forces from Europe, the Middle East and Asia in an attempt to end the war and reduce military spendings.

Overnight, the Americans lost most of the military infrastructure which had guaranteed them unrivalled global force projection capabilities for almost a whole century. An extreme reduction of the military budget led to entire divisions being layed off, the sale of surplus hardware and the permanent cancellation of many sophisticated R&D projects, the latter of which even resulted in a tense standoff between the US Army and a brigade of mutineers led by General Gregory 'Pinpoint' Townes who refused to abandon his base, Fort Union, in Redwood Shores. At the same time, most of the United States' long-lasting international ties had been severed, leaving only their neighbours Canada and Mexico as the closest thing to allies the Americans had left. Meanwhile, the People's Republic of China grew into its new role as the world's greatest superpower and the rise of a visionary politician by the name of Nikolai Suvorov marked a major sea change in the history of the Russian Federation.


The Canadians observed the misery of their neighbours with great concern: After the cataclysm of 2028, the US burned through three ineffectual administrations in less than five years and it would only be a matter of time until the country would degenerate to the point of ungovernability. It was during this critical moment of history when the new American President Kevin O'Connor decided to bite the bullet and enacted a controversial plan that earned him much ire from right-wing political pundits and conspiracy theorists: The creation of a North American Union. The government of Canada supported the plan as it served to consolidate the lively exchange that had already been a reality between the two nations for many decades. Most notably, the cooperation of Canadian and American universities had already produced the world's first commercially operated fusion power plant in 2019, a high-speed vacuum train line between Ottawa and Miami, as well as the Pennsylvania Space Station whose first module had been successfully suspended in orbit as early as 2024, when experts still expressed their warnings of America's imminent economic crash in hushed tones. Meanwhile, the United States southern neighbour Mexico had managed to build up a respectable economy of its own and was more than eager to enter a new partnership with the United States whose Hispanic population had long become a voting bloc to be reckoned with.

The creation of the North American Union in 2033 marked the definitive turning point for the crisis-stricken Americans, whose economy benefitted greatly from the new flow of wealth, goods and knowledge facilitated by the agreement over the following years. The combined efforts of the North American law enforcement agencies, intelligence services and armed forces put a permanent end to the Mexican drug cartels while the US government swiftly enacted a series of reforms to improve the outdated educational system that were heavily inspired by the northern neighbours. At the same time, Canadian diplomats used their unique position as a member of the Commonwealth to secure lucrative deals for North American companies in Africa and layed the groundwork for a future normalisation of the severely damaged relationships between the USA and Europe.

Argentina

Even before the creation of the South American Pact in 2035, many political experts observed the formation of a three-pronged hegemony that formed the main centre of gravity in regards to political, economic and social developments in South America. This 'gang of three' consisted of the Argentine Republic, the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Republic of Chile and was commonly refered to as the ABC Triumvirate in political discussions. As such, it was only a natural development that these three nations would emerge as the most important powers of the continent who would take the transnational integration of Latin America, a process which had already started with the Cusco Declaration of 2004, to the next level.

Over the years, Argentina had developed into a social democracy. Despite sporting a mild, mostly ceremonious coat of nationalism, the country is actually one of the strongest advocates in favour of greater SAP integration. Most notably, the nation's entire energy market, itself the third largest in Latin America, had been nationalised in the wake of the economic turmoils caused by the Global War on Terror. It relies primarily on Argentina's vast deposits of natural gas, followed by advanced hydroelectricity, a sector which only grew bigger as the years went by. The revenues are transferred into a state-owned fund which is used to directly finance a number of social programmes in a way that is similar to the Norwegian system. In addition, Argentina is heavily involved in international trade and known to engage in a friendly rivalry of one-upmanship with its big neighbour Brazil. To the occasional chagrin of the Argentinians, the Federative Republic still holds the number one spot as the most powerful economy of Latin America and unlike its two main partners, Brazil is regarded as the only country on the continent with a major political clout on the global stage. After the turn of the millennium, many political observers hailed the rise of BRICS, a hypothetical tandem that included Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa and even years after Nikolai Suvorov had driven a devisive wedge between the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China, Brazil still benefits from this old relationship by maintaining solid, time-tested ties with both Moscow and Beijing.


Finally, Chile finds itself in a unique position due to the peculiar shape of its border which gives it the most extensive west coast of all Latin American countries along with a perfect access to all major shipping routes across the Pacific Ocean. Despite the failure of the stillborn FTAA, a free trade zone for the entire American continent that was proposed around the turn of the millennium and the creation of the self-centred, US-led North American Union, Chile has still managed to secure itself a pivotal role in the SAP's economic framework not only with its key geographical position but also thanks to its powerful mining industry. The soils of Chile are rich with copper and lithium, the extraction of which has spawned a number of highly innovative mining techniques which may help to exploit additional deposits that are yet to be fully discovered. Beyond that, the Chilean minerals serve as the building blocks of the continent's aspiring microchip industry. However, the riches do come at a bitter price as the mining operations have turned large parts of the Andes into a barren wasteland that resembles the surface of the Moon.

Most recently in 2042, the government of Brazil has allowed the Russian Federation to deploy a standing contingent of 2.000 troops in the Maranhão region as a gesture of gratitude for military support during the struggle against drug cartels and far-left guerillas. Soon after these events, the leaders of Argentina have cited the SAP's current lack of joint military and law enforcement capabilities as a problem that can only be resolved by the creation of a shared security infrastructure, sparking a lively political debate about the possible formation of a multinational Latin American task force. The proposal, while still only existent on paper and hampered by the perpetual distrust between the 'big three' and their smaller partners, was immediately met by concern from foreign analysts who regard the growing self-confidence of the South American Pact as a possible cause for future conflict. To this day, small but noticeable leftovers of the old European colonial empires such as the Dutch island of Curaçao, French Guiana with its ESA-operated space port and, most appalling to the Argentinians, the British Falkland Islands in the southern Atlantic stand as a bitter reminder of the continent's distant, non-sovereign past. As such, it did not come as a surprise to anyone that the armed forces of Argentina made another violent grab for the Malvinas in March 2047 - and this time, it appeared as if the 'Empire' would not be able to strike back.


Introduced in 2010, the AH-1Z Viper is a heavily modernised version of the Cobra attack helicopter, armed with a 20mm gatling cannon, Sidewinder air-to-air missiles and upgradeable Hydra rocket pods.


In order to get some additional use out of the Chinese Supply Trucks in the later stages of a battle, the vehicles can now be used to transport up to six infantrymen.


The Russian Igla Troopers are now armed with PP2000 submachine guns in order to better protect themselves against enemy infantry.


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SveaRikeSoldier
SveaRikeSoldier

A second Falklands war? Now that is something.

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Hieronymus_97
Hieronymus_97

Thank you! (Because the Supply Truck sucks since it is only collect supply)

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CptIstvanofArdeal
CptIstvanofArdeal

Nice another great quality news by you guys thank you and a simple question when's the next release coming out?

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JamBai
JamBai

The Answer to that is! When it's done :P

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Guest
Guest

Looks great! And what about AH-6 "Littlebird"?

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Comr4de
Comr4de

It's been in previous releases and we replaced it with the Cobra, which will now be replaced by the Viper.

Airfoce Gen gets the Viper and everyone else gets the Little Bird as default.

Here's the render of it: Moddb.com

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ECA_PanzerKommandant
ECA_PanzerKommandant

Why give everyone else the LB? I mean you should give it to gen.Thorn since it fits his "style" more. Also why not give Cobra to Gen.Bradley since it's more like a CAS attack heli than the LB.

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JamBai
JamBai

The Viper is just a updated model/skin/renamed Cobra and it's going to be exclusive to General Griffon and as we know his army is mainly focused on Air superiority,

Bradley and Thorn's armies are focused on entirely different aspects and not on air-forces, this is what i think at least! Hope on MARS, The_Hunter649 or Comr4de sees this and corrects me if i am wrong!

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IPS
IPS

you are correct.

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JamBai
JamBai

Oh thank god i thought i would look like a fool! By the way REALLY AWESOME WORK on The Viper model!

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ECA_PanzerKommandant
ECA_PanzerKommandant

While I do agree with you, I still have one question: If general thorn gets an assault aircraft of his own (the black hawk) then why does it seem like Gen.Bradley can't or won't get an aircraft of his own (I know he's a ground based general but so is thorn and a solely ground based CAS attack heli couldn't hurt, right?).

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JamBai
JamBai

Bradley will get an Air-transport that is able to carry vehicles so he will have some air usage at least.

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JamBai
JamBai

Tho he won't be the only one getting an air-craft able to transport vehicles, Wolfgang will get one to if i remember correc, and as always if someone is able to correct me then they are welcome to do so!

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aCVfan
aCVfan

I just love these stories, they give the RotR universe so much depth. Unlike the upcoming C&C game which has a BS story about 'a war that breaks out after terrorists kill all the politicians in the world at a world peace conference'.

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ECA_PanzerKommandant
ECA_PanzerKommandant

Hell, how's that even possible? And it seems they just reused all the old terrible units of gla and usa.

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willychong8921
willychong8921

Ha, like that **** ever happen....... I myself wonder what the **** those C&C studios are doing while drinking.......

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Mernom
Mernom

isen't the picture of the space station from C&C3?

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Nuttah
Nuttah

Yeah.

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UCLIN
UCLIN

haha,i like rise of the reds!
fight!

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Hentheden
Hentheden

Nice story, but the Canada one seems to focus entirely on the US. Could we have a Canadian one?

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Woozle
Woozle

Oh man, that supply truck and igla trooper. Thats exactly what we needed.

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^Namaekeks
^Namaekeks

You guys should also add an GLA Ural truck, so the enemy never knows if its now just an undeployed AAA Defence or just an supply gatherer chilling in the base.

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toxictouch
toxictouch

Wait there's going to be a campaign for this in 2.0 right? oh man I'm so hype

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JamBai
JamBai

What i know there is going to be a campaign for Russia and ECA and the only additional information i know is that it will probably come after 2.0, Do not take my words for granted since this is just from what i have read.

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Arcus2611
Arcus2611

Who's next? India? Japan?

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ekulerudamuru
ekulerudamuru

what about east and southeast asian nations i.e japan, the two koreas, philippines, singapore, malaysia, vietnam etc..and/or australia??

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tsfan
tsfan

NA Union?
So the USA and Canada become one country?
They did try it in 1812, but that failed.
Now Americans get poutine too, I guess.

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MARS2588
MARS2588

They didn't go nuts and became 'one country', they merely consolidated their economic, political and military relations to a point at which they all benefit. You'll learn more on the nature of the NAU in one of our pre-1.82 updates.

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Kalga
Kalga

Will this American/Canadian station get nuked? (like its original GDI countpart)

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panzerkorps1942
panzerkorps1942

jajajajajajaj al last someone mention Chile!!!! (i'm from there) come on we were the laboratory of the neoliberalism sistem during Pinochet dictatorship!!! why we never are mention!!!!! thanks to the consideration!!!!

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TeutonicKnigth125
TeutonicKnigth125

Falklands for the United Kingdom!

After all, if ECA wins WW3, even with all the cost/loss in the war, UK could perfectly send a fleet there anyways.

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blackberseker
blackberseker

No man, they attacked first, Argentina retaliates. With Russia and China, the pirats won a gift in form of kick in their ***** back to London

And the argentinian sea, full of mines, full of anti-aicraft weapons. And for no making mistakes, China and Peru are in charge of Chile, if them try to stab them in their back.

Remember the base of China in Argentina? Well, they are helping Argentina.

Remember the first and second UK invasion on Argentinian soil? Well, the argentinians kick their *****, with stones and hot water. They they leave alive their generals, dressing them like gauchos and giving them 2 thousand in alpaca coins, in sign of humillation for greedy pirats.

Remember why Argentina have a strong relationship with Russia? Beacuse they really helps Argentina to kill UK pirats.

You said a fleet, they say,hahahahahahaha Lluvias de Exocet, AS-25k mod 5 y Topol de bienvenida y de despedida para los puny pirates!!! y si traen aviones,a convertirlos en colador!!! Si traen Grukhas y SAS, Vamos a hacer un asado con sus costillas!!! Si traen lo que sea, SE ROMPE EN MIL PEDACITOS Y LO CONVERTIMOS EN NUESTRAS ARMAS!!! Hechos y no palabras!!! Fuera invasor!!!

Anyways, UK could not mess in South America. The hate make that the argentinians, fight more fiercely with their technology,tactics and strategies.

The argentinians know the UK asking for help to other country to bring mercenaries in a conflict, bringing hi-tech to fight any little nation to the big nations, hiding behind armor when launch a missile and understimate nations saying "our secret service is the best, no nation can stop our interests". Because argentinians know, they keep their eyes fixed on whatever they do and prepares their intellect and strength to fight, like the last day of their lives, for future, justice and freedom. Their anthem says that, they never surrender.

Malvinas para la República Federal De Argentina!

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