The United States of America (abbreviated USA) is a country located in North America. It is the primary faction in World in Conflict. It is one of the three playable factions in the multiplayer and the main protagonist faction in World in Conflict's single-player campaign, along side NATO. The only differences between the three factions are their units, how they speak, and that the USA and NATO use the Daisy Cutter bomb while the Soviet Union uses the fuel air bomb. The USA is also where most of the game's story takes place before and after the Soviet invasion of Seattle.
Being a major player in global affairs, the United States influenced and supported several democratic and right-wing governments throughout the world in order to contain the spread of communism. The United States is one of the two superpowers of the world and the main political and military rival of the Soviet Union.
Pre-World War IIIEdit
In 1945, the United States brought a decisive end to World War II with the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the Empire of Japan, forcing the last-standing Axis Power of WWII to surrender unconditionally to the Allies. The creation and use of the nuclear bomb established America's status as a superpower, and it sought to ensure world order through the establishment of NATO and the United Nations. It expanded its nuclear arsenal and assumed partial control of Allied-occupied West Germany. The U.S. established numerous alliances worldwide and expanded its dominion to the globe, abandoning its isolationist policies of the 1930's and becoming a leading player in world politics.
The expansion of the American sphere of influence would not go unopposed. The Soviet Union feared that the U.S. sought to isolate Russia by undermining communism through the promotion of capitalism in the surrounding states. In response, the Soviet Union established the Warsaw Pact, created its own nuclear arsenal, and occupied Eastern Europe as a means of creating a barrier to Western capitalism (known as the Iron Curtain).
Through proxy wars and diplomatic efforts, the two powers dedicated themselves to ensuring world stability by balancing their authority and developing a nuclear deterrent to counter the Warsaw Pact. This ensured that if one side attacked another with nuclear weapons, that force would be swiftly met with a similar response. Despite all efforts to maintain peace, the U.S. would ultimately fail in this pursuit in 1989.
The United States found itself at war with its ideological enemy, the Soviet Union, after economic negotiations between the U.S.S.R. and NATO failed to reach a conclusive agreement. The Soviet Union's economy was in ruins, so it elected to invade Western Europe in order to maintain its power.
As most of Europe was endangered by the Soviets, NATO asked the U.S. to intervene to aid its forces. The U.S. rushed to Europe by sending reinforcements into West Germany and other nations where Soviet troops had taken occupation. The U.S. Navy was charged with countering the Soviet Fleet in the Norwegian and Mediterranean Seas. While the U.S. was successful in repelling the Soviet forces in Iceland and France, it failed to retake lost parts of West Germany from the Soviets and its Navy was somehow destroyed in the Mediterranean and the Soviets have continued to harass American and NATO forces. They did however succeed in removing Soviet forces from France.
The U.S. found itself at war within its own waters, as the Soviet Navy initiated some attacks against the American East Coast to raid American bases and supply convoys en route to Europe, which the Americans successfully repelled. The U.S. had also been suppressing a Cuban insurgency in the Bahamas. To make matters worse, the U.S. had been forced to fight the Soviets within the states themselves.
Four months after the onset of the war, the Soviets occupied the outlying islands of New York City, namely Governor's, Liberty, and Ellis Islands. They attempted to bombard the area by means of chemical weapons. At the end, however, the siege on the city was failed after an assault conducted by the New York National Guard, the U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Army Rangers. The political after affects of the attempted chemical strike on civilians is never explored.
A week after this battle, the Soviets launched a surprise attack to the city of Seattle, Washington in an attempt to invade the West Coast and distract the Americans from Europe. They bypassed the Pacific Fleet by hiding their forces in a large convoy of civilian freighters, and quickly overran the Washington National Guard in Seattle.
In the ensuing invasion, Seattle fell within hours, forcing the U.S. Army to deploy its domestic forces into Washington to retrieve the city. The Americans were at first caught off guard to defend their nation to prevent the Soviet expansion over the State of Washington. The campaign was disorganized at first, but the U.S. Army later began to rapidly retake the advantage and succeeded in retrieving all territory under Soviet occupation. Finally, the Americans prepared themselves for their ultimate goal of liberating Seattle from the Soviets.
However, before the operation even started, General Morgan informed the President that the People's Republic of China had joined the war, aligning itself with the Soviet Union, despite its efforts to remain neutral. China had also agreed with the Soviets to send its naval forces to Seattle and a huge contingent of soldiers. This was strategically dangerous for the U.S. if the fleet ever arrived with Seattle dockyards still under the Soviet occupation, then fresh Chinese reinforcements would counter attack and reclaim the beachhead.To slow the fleet down, the US Army sent out strike teams to establish Anti ship missile defenses and artillery on the islands and coast line the Chinese would have to approach. Presumably the US Air Force and the US Navy were also doing their best to harass or even aver the Chinese invasion.
Later, as the preparation to retake Seattle, Colonel Jeremiah Sawyer, Lieutenant Parker, and Captain James Webb were appointed to lead the assault. Colonel Wilkins of the Oregon National Guard also joined by providing reinforcements for the U.S. Army in their operation. The operation finally began. The American forces tore into the Seattle city limits to confront an the only remaining organized Soviet forces in the entirety of the US.
The battle was intense and losses on both sides were presumed to have been high, but the American forces succeeded in liberating Seattle. The Soviets launched a final counterattack, presumably lead by Captain Malashenko, but the force was annihilated.
Chinese casualties and ship losses are never discussed, nor is the likely political ramifications for the failed Chinese attack. It is likely the Chinese lost the entirety of the Expeditionary fleet and ground forces. The loss would likely dissolve any future Chinese plans for invasion, and may even have them withdraw from the war and any Alliances made with the USSR.
However, the war is not yet over, but it is nearing its end. The Logistical resources and actual military resources necessary for the first invasion would have been enormous, with it being a very desperate last gambit for the war to be negotiated in the Soviets favor. With the loss of their best forces and officers, the destruction of presumably their entire civilian and merchant marine fleets, and with the likely loss of their only major ally in China after the disastrous failed invasion, combined with the growing and preexisting civilian unrest in both Warsaw Pact nations and their own people, there are only four major possibilities remaining.
- The Soviets might seek revenge for driving them off the American Theater, and might make a larger invasion on the United States. Extremely unlikely since the soviet attempt relied upon absolute surprise to evade US pacific patrols, and now that US forces are aware of the possibility would strike against soviet naval infrastructure along the Pacific coast to prevent another such invasion and destroy the Trans-Siberian railroads to stop any troops from being moved over. Making this impossible.
- The Soviets take significant time to recover from the losses in the American Theater, and the Americans delay trying to reclaim Europe due to the large number of Soviet forces there. Morale among Soviet soldiers who learn of the operation would likely plummet as slowly, more and more technologically equipped, and better trained NATO soldiers are thrown against them with partisan activity in West Germany disrupting supply and troop movements. Combined with latent Warsaw pact Nations discontent with their communist governments, and it may herald the beginning of a general revolt across the entirety of Eastern Europe now that the bulk of all pacifying forces are redeployed, or already deployed on the front lines.
- The Soviets retreat from the European Theater and initiate peace talks, this is the most likely outcome. In a strategically untenable situation, having just lost a large number of elite amphibious assault troops and general forces, and on the verge of economic collapse having already engaged stringent rationing to the civilian population who has been facing economic strangulation in the upcoming years, their would either be a revolt, or a general military coup, possibly spearheaded by Lebedjev and like minded officers. Even with the new support from China, the alliance would quickly fall apart due to the failed invasion resulting in possibly hundreds of thousands of dead Chinese soldiers who were ambushed in the Seattle Bay area by US Air, artillery, and Naval forces, and previous historical grievances.
- Finally, the most likely depending on the fanaticism of Soviet leadership, the loss of so many elite forces in the Seattle operation, combined with their already crumbling economic state which was their purpose for entering the war in the first place, the Soviet forces have seen the peak of their success and will slowly be driven back as NATO strategic bombing and strike forces destroy more and more Soviet Infrastructure. Very quickly, the soviet Public would no longer tolerate a war. Historically by this time, Soviet conscription methods were becoming increasingly difficult to enforce. Followed by a disastrous war, and famine looming, the Soviet Leadership would have no choice but to surrender unconditionally.
The United States Armed Forces is the military force of the United States, and as of 1989, is one of the most powerful militaries in the world, rivaling the Soviet Armed Forces. The Armed Forces earned its prestiege following victories in World War I and World War II, as well as interventions in Korea, Vietnam, and Grenada. The five branches of the military are the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, and the Coast Guard/National Guard. In addition to that, each state has it's own National Guard, reserve components of the Army and the Air Force who respond to disasters and emergency, and State Militias that can be Federalized. Notably, the Armed Forces have bases and troops stationed in Europe, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific to counter the spread of communism in these regions.
United States Army Edit
See also: United States Army
The largest branch of the United States Armed Forces, performing land-based operations. The U.S. Army is composed of 4 corps and 18 divisions. The U.S Army, as of 1989, operates several tanks, APCs, IFVs, Humvees, UH-60 Black Hawks, a variety of close air support jets and bombers, and AH-64A Apaches. Part of the reserves of the Army are the National Guard.
United States Air Force Edit
See also: U.S. Air Force
Aerial wing of the Armed Forces. Like all Air-forces their ultimate goal is Reconnaissance, and any roles that will help them in reconnaissance, this ranges from achieving air superiority to destroying enemy command center and airfields, destruction of enemy air defenses, strategic bombing, and reluctantly, air support for the ground troops. The Air Force operates several fighter jets such as the F-4 Phantom, F-5 Tiger, F-15 Eagle, and the F-16 Fighter; to A-10 Warthogs, and intercontinental bombers like the B-52 Stratofortress and the Prototype Stealth Bomber. The U.S. Air Force has air bases located across the world. Finally they are also charged with the control of nuclear missiles and missile defenses.
See also: United States Navy
3rd Fleet - Atlantic Fleet based in Norfolk, Virginia. Attacked by Soviet submarines.
Sixth Fleet - HQ in Naples, Italy. Rendered combat ineffective by the Soviet Navy in the Mediterrean somehow.
Pacific Fleet - Headquarters located in Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii. Includes the 7th Fleet. Also has in Yokusaka, Japan and Subic Naval Base, Philippines. Being the largest navy covering the entire Pacific Ocean, it engaged both the Soviet Navy and the People's Liberation Army Navy in World War III.
In addition, the US has a naval base in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Following Cuba's entry to the war, it is an unknown what became of the facility.
The US Navy has been since World War II the single most powerful naval force in the world, by 1989 out classing the rest of the worlds navies combined. Soviet Naval doctrine as heavy in submarine warfare and anti shipping tactics, relying on one shot vessels which were loaded with as much ordnance as possible and were often given no means of maintaining their ships or reloading their weapons while out at sea. The Soviet Navy was never designed or thought of to last more than the beginning stages of the war.
The U.S. Navy operates 19 ships that could be called aircraft carriers, but only considers 10 to be actual carriers. Compare to Russia which has only 1 ship classified as a Carrier the Admiral Kuznetsov, and China which at the time had no carriers period.
United States Marine Corps Edit
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United States Coast Guard Edit
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Besides the 48 states in the mainland, Hawaii, and Alaska; the United States possesses several territories in the Pacific and the Atlantic. Majority of these were acquired in the beginning of the 20th century while others became administered territories after the Second World War. Being part of the U.S., these territories may face future attacks from Soviet, Chinese, Cuban, and other belligerent nation in the Third World War.
Atlantic/Central American Territories Edit
- Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
- Navassa Island
- United States Virgin Islands
- Panama Canal Zone (abolished on October 1, 1979 under the Torrijos–Carter Treaty, under joint US-Panamanian Control)
- Bajo Nuevo Bank/Petrel Islands (Controlled by Columbia. Disputed by the US, Jamaica, and Nicaragua)
Pacific Territories Edit
- American Samoa
- Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (United Nations Trust Territory administered by the United States)
- Marshall Islands (Independent since October 21, 1986, under Compact of Free Trade Associatioon (COFA))
- Federated States of Micronesia (Independent since November 3, 1986, under COFA)
- Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (New constitution effective November 4, 1986 - in political union with the United States)
- Wake Island
- Midway Island
- Johnston Atoll
- Kwajalein Atoll
- Palmyra Atoll
- Kingman Reef
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