Not to be confused with the early Populist Party , The American People's Party(APP) is the primary political party of the United States in the Coalition Universe and possesses it's own paramilitary armed branch, the American People's Military(APM) which is renowned and feared for it's technological superiority.
- Ideology: Socialist Democratic; Militarist
- Leader(s): President Blake Emmond(Early), President Reaper(Mid), President Garter(Gene Corp War), President Paxton Fettel(Human-Combine Wars and Gene Corp)
- Headquarters: Cape Girardeau, MO
- Population: >100,000
- Tactics: Technologically Advanced, Brute Force, Combined Arms
- Formed: April 2013
The Founding of the Party
In the August of 2012, the Second American Civil War was now into it's second year as the Republican and Democratic Parties fought each other for control of the country, tearing entire states and families apart in it's wake. However the states of Kansas, Missouri, and Iowa remained neutral, acting as safe havens for the hordes of the refugees fleeing from the destruction of the war and putting great strain on their economies, so the governor of Missouri invited delegates from both the Republican and Democrats to meet in the town of Cape Girardeau for peace talks to reunite the country. But unfortunately these peace talks quickly collapse as neither parties were able to come to an agreement and refused to compromise leading to both walking out of the talks leaving behind disenchanted moderates, the representatives of several smaller political parties, and both state and local officials. Later that night this group met again in the Common Pleas Courthouse of Cape Girardeau and shortly afterwards, the American's People Party was born as moderate bipartisan party with former Republican turned radical bi-partisan Blake Emmond as it's leader, who declares that the only way to unite the United States was to destroy both the Republican and Democratic Parties and abolish the two-party system from American politics, a statement that earns the APP the support of many of the refugees living in the Neutral States, who had come to also hate the so-called "Old Parties" for destroying the United States. However the APP is quickly dismissed as another "meaningless" third party by both the Republicans and Democrats.
Taking Control of the Neutral States
Later that month, the American People's Party was rapidly growing as hatred for the Republican and Democratic Parties inside the neutral states grew as the Civil War continued to rage on, destroying large portions of the country and displacing thousands of refugees who fled to the neutral states for refuge from the increasingly manpower-hungry Republican and Democratic militaries who were beginning to conscript Americans in ever-increasing large numbers to make up for their combat losses and putting pressure on the limited resources of the neutral sates. But despite it's growing strength, the governments of the neutral states were still dominated by Republican and Democratic politicans who refused to the People's Party have any power in the neutral states politics causing tensions to boil.
Then in the September of 2012, tensions boiled over when it was revealed that the state governments were secretly allowing "recruiting" agents from the Republican and Democratic Militaries to apprehend refugees and force them to serve in their ranks in exchange for bribes, angered by this, Blake Emmonds ordered the creation of the American People's Militia(APM) to defend refugees from the recruiting agents and began pushing for the APP's supporters to take further action to demonstrate their unhappiness to the neutral states' governments, however forces of the Missouri National Guard loyal to the APP stormed the Missouri Capitol Building and overthrew the state government paving the way for Emmonds to declare himself as the President of a new United States and in a surprisingly and controversial move, declares Cape Girardeau as the new national capital while Jefferson City remains the state capitol this is followed by a coup of the Kansas State Government by APM forces commanded by Persian Gulf War veteran and self-proclaimed General Marshal Conrad while another coup overthrew the Iowan State Government, securing the American People's Party as the dominant political force in the Neutral States ending the so-called "September Revolution". Shocked by this and seeing a chance to seize control of the neutral states for themselves, both the Republican and Democratic States of America issued an ultimatum to the APP threatening to invade the Neutral States if they don't handle control of them to them, but instead of giving into their demands, Emmonds ordered the APM and the newly formed United States Military to dig-in, showing that the APP has no intention of standing down.
On the Defensive
Almost immediately after the expiration of the ultimatum, the Republican and Democrats launched their attacks into the Neutral States with their commanders expecting a swift and easy victory over the APM and U.S Military, but quickly found themselves facing determined and undying resistance on all fronts, particularly in the towns and cities where APM and U.S military forces utilizing improvised weapons and hit-and-run tactics, inflicted heavy casualties on the invaders with Cape Girardeau, Kansas City, and St.Louis being the focal points. But despite this, the Republicans, utilizing unforeseen brute force tactics where they used their superior firepower and mobility to outmaneuver and severely damage the APM's and U.S Military's forces outside the cities and towns, almost completely isolating Cape Girardeau and St. Louis from the rest of the states, but their attempts to push deeper into Missouri were being hindered by their inability to secure the major towns and cities on the Mississippi River forcing the Republican Military to devote more and more of it's forces into taking and securing them giving the APM and U.S Military forces in the interior of Missouri valuable breathing room to manmaneuverver and plan their operations.
Angered by his forces' lack of progress in the campaign, a Republican general ordered for residential areas in and around Cape Girardeau to be firebombed by the Republican air force, killing and maiming thousands of civilians and refugees and completely leveling the campus for the local Southeast Missouri University including it's iconic academic hall, but this move quickly back-fired for the Republicans as it only intensified the local hatred for their party and increased the support for the American People's Party(APP) while the Republican General who ordered the firebombing was quickly relieved of command as the battle continued to rage on.
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