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Old 09-11-2014, 06:12 PM
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Jacksonian(s)
Type: Political
Location: 3(1), 4, 5, 7, 8, 9(2), 10 - (1) Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia; (2) Missouri
Traits: Volatile: 40% (Warriors), Extrovert: 60% (Builders), Compassion: 60% (Loyal), Discipline 70% (Energetic), Curious: 60% (Scholar)
Encounter Size: 1d3+1 (Intel Patrol), 2d4+10 (Texas Trade Caravan along “The 79” route or steamboat crew on the Lower Mississippi River and tributaries [excluding the Ohio River and tributaries])
Tech Level: D
Power/Resources: Internal combustion (diesel), steam, electricity, farming, radio, manufacturing, medicines
Weapons: Any D technology plus light amplification night vision scopes for patrols
Special Attributes: A functional, industrialized nation composed of disciplined, reverent, vigilant, and dedicated citizens protected by a well-trained and equipped army.
Trade: Exports: Canned food, medicine, steam engines, steam boilers, axles, broadcast AM receivers, phonographic technology, motion picture technology, movies, books
Imports: Ores, chemicals, food (sub-tropical and tropical), spices, herbs
Skills: Bargain, Brawl, Observe, Stealth, Drive, Firearms, First Aid, Melee Weapon, Ride, Survival, Tactics, Thrown Weapon, Explosives
Description: Intel Patrols disguise themselves as traders, mailmen, emdees, or tinkerers and typically travel by foot or horseback. Intel patrols gather general intelligence about adjacent regions, excluding the KFS, (usually within about 200 miles) of the Republic in long loop patrols transmitting short reports back to the Republic periodically. A meteorological team might travel a few hundred miles then stay in a fixed location for three to four months, transmitting short reports back to the Republic. Once informed of a replacement team they return to the Republic.
The Trade Caravans and Steamboats travel their route trading medicine, movie projectors, movies, books, phonographs and players, and radios to other communities for raw or reclaimed metals, chemicals, salt, chili peppers, spices and herbs. The Jackson Republic sells a basic movie package that includes a projector, two movies and some books. One movie is for entertainment, a comedy with a suggestive moral outcome or a parable based upon religious beliefs. The other movie is educational because it begins to show viewers how to read the accompanying books. Communities can purchase more movies from the Republic. Educational movies cost half of as much as entertainment movies but each entertainment movie includes a bonus educational movie and new books. Movie cameras and phonographic recorders are not sold but arrangements for filming re-enactments of historical events of a community (not the KFS) can be made then processed in the Republic.
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Old 09-13-2014, 07:24 PM
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The map is an awesome addition. THanks
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Old 09-14-2014, 08:39 PM
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Another tidbit of Jackson.
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A very interesting addition to the history of Morrow.

One minor nit to pick. 160 MILES of fencing on the one border??!!!???

The Roman Empire at it's height of power only managed 75 miles on Hadrian's Wall.

I would like to see more background of this "country". There has to be one hell of an economic base to support that kind of engineering.

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Old 09-22-2014, 11:23 AM
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I just saw a documentary on Hadrian's Wall and it was completed surprisingly fast.

6 years of part time work by about 15000 men (3 legions).

This wall seems to be less complicated (no cement), but a bit more material (trees vs rocks) and similarly labor (excavation versus stonework) intensive.

I suppose it would depend on over what period of time the wall was constructed and how much man power could be dedicated.

Given a wall with gaps would not be nearly as effective as the full one and this construction does not seem to be incremental in nature. (Ie with stones you can make the wall higher over time.) I see the construction time running no more than 20 years before you have serious issues of people wondering if it is worth the effort.
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Brief History (still a work in progress)

Situation: Pre-War

Memphis, the largest city in the Mid-South, was the cultural, economic and industrial powerhouse of the region. Beginning in the 1980s there was a shift in the population eastward as the inner core of Memphis fell into crime and poverty ridden ghettos. Jackson was a seat of a Federal Court and the HQ for Tennessee National Guard in West Tennessee. West Tennessee was dependent upon agriculture for its economy.

Situation: The War

Memphis was somewhat lucky because only the warheads targeted at the bridges that cross the Mississippi River and the airport detonated in Shelby County. The airbursts created wide spread damage but limited fallout to a localized area. The area south of the northern branch and west of the eastern branch of the I-40/ I-240 loop suffered the greatest damage from the post attack fires and riots. The warhead targeting the Milan Ammunition Plant detonated in an airburst over the storage bunkers situated in the southern half of the compound. Slightly less than half of the bunkers located in that area collapsed. The machines for the manufacture of the casings, bullets, warheads, and primers survived intact. Collusion between the Federal judge and the head of the National Guard unit headquartered in Jackson led to the establishment of a hereditary kingdom centered on Jackson for about a decade after the war.

Situation: Post-War

For about five years, the kingdom ruled the area within 20 miles of Jackson and had influence within another 20 miles radius. A signal to activate a MP team in Hawaii woke SF Team TN-6 at the same time. Within five years, the Green Berets had created a resistance to the kingdom, which defeated it during the following two years. A representative government was established but remained weak until the arrival of remnants of the state’s MP M&CA Combined Team fleeing from constant fighting between factions in Middle Tennessee a decade later. The two groups made an agreement to combine their resources to establish a confederation of the city-states that had appeared in the area. Five survivors of SF Team IL-5 arrived about seven years later. A few raids by an unknown military force (KFS) across the Tennessee River were repulsed. The raids became an impetus to form a formal federation. A MP Engineering Team from Mississippi with all of its equipment, except for one Ranger vehicle, and a Medical (Specialists) Team that awoken just a few miles north of Scrapton, were incorporated within the next decade, adding their knowledge. By now, the loose confederation of city-states had morphed into the Jackson Republic, which included all of West Tennessee, western Kentucky, and part of northern Mississippi. Over the next decade, Jacksonian traders had reached the Lone Star Republic and a trade route between the KFS and the LSR was established.
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