Hey everyone, it's me BrettK coming with the next installation of Manifest Destiny to take place in the post-apocalyptic era. First, I want to say that this is going to be a completely new retelling of this story from the original previous three chapters which are now deleted. The reason for this, is because the story hit a log for me quite early on and I spent months to an entire year trying to figure out how to pull the concepts I wanted together to no avail. Nothing seemed right, and it just put a bad taste in my mouth to finally just inspire me to do an entire rewrite of it with a new focus in order to tell the story I wish to tell. So if you were one of those original readers of the second part, this will be very different in both focus and how it handles the story. And in my opinion, will allow me to tell a more powerful and realistic story then I otherwise felt was not possible. As for the first chapter of this, it will not be an official chapter, more so a prelude of the setting so it will be done in bullet points, but know this story like the first will not be written as bullet points.
The reason for the bullet points are mainly due to the fact, that since I plan for this story to cover such a large period of time with plenty of events, it will be impossible to write down just the events without keeping track of some sort of bullet point timeline. It would be like asking you to remember every piece of canon Fallout Lore from the series, without being able to consult the bullet pointed timeline format. It is simply going to be placed to keep updated with events that are important to the story but may be too minor to make a full dialogue, action, humorous tale about as we have a lot of stuff to cover. Anyway, that's enough explaining.
April: The Warrior begins to solidify his control of old New California territories, placing New California Republic leaders on military tribunal kangaroo courts, leading to mass executions of old NCR military leadership. Many civilians are also executed and autonomy of old NCR states is dismantled in favor of a centralized state.
April: Lost Hills excavations begin soon after the conclusion of the Brotherhood-NCR war. Western Chapter of the Brotherhood of Steel confirmed to have died, due to starvation and other injuries.
April: The Shi Empire with the help of Governor Washington, manage to fully evacuate the mainland United States set for China. San Francisco is soon inhabited by bands of refugees from the New California Republic, before being annexed by the Midwestern Brotherhood.
May: Johnathon Maxson and his expeditionary force reach the State of New Mexico after fierce fighting between his Brotherhood force and Caesar's Legion. Pursued by elements of Caesar's Legion who hinders all movement from the group. Expedition down to thirteen members from its original twenty.
July: Robert House successfully petitions Governor Washington to allow him the ability to construct a new robotics factory in New Vegas. Construction starts within a month.
August: Governor Washington, operating on recommendations by Colonel Kreger begins a major restructure of the army command structure, basing it more along the lines of the old Pre-War United States military and establishing more independence from the state. Colonel Kreger receives an official promotion to General after the restructure. Creation of the United Settlements Army Air Corp is also ordered, with Daisy being promoted to Major General.
October: Governor Washington proceeds to marry Ranger Katelyn, announcing her as the "First Lady of the Settlements."
November: Robert House proceeds to create policies for economic development of private business, publishing the first official public documentation of the United Settlements entitled "The American Manifesto." Companies such as Crimson Caravan, Far-Go Traders, Gun Runners, among other groups begin to set up permanent operations in New Vegas.
December: The Warrior officially founds the "Pacific Confederation of States," announcing himself as President Colts. Officially names Paladin Lord Maximus as General, along with promotion of Paula to Paladin Lord.
December: Numerous small uprisings begin to rise up across New California territories in response to the authoritarian policies of the Pacific Confederation, carving out small sectors of land from beneath the feet of Brotherhood troops. The Californian Insurgency officially begins.
January: Johnathan Maxson and his force manage to reach Texas and survive the onslaught of The Legion, taking refuge in an old Vault-Tec bunker, paying respects to Head Paladin Rhombus who lost his life battling against Attis's Army. Expeditionary force composed of only ten survivors by this point.
February: Refugee influx from New California to New Vegas proves to be the first major domestic test of the new government in its ability to effectively manage its territories. Governor Washington authorizes the creation of an official governing body, creating the first bureaucratic structures of the new regime.
August: Californian Insurgency is ruthlessly put down by President Colts, with causalities ranging far beyond just the armed rebels who took up arms against the Pacific Confederation. Dissidents calling for President Colts to step down and restore the old republic are hunted down by President Colts forces and publicly executed over the next few months.
November: Maxson and his expeditionary force continue their journey from Texas deep into the deep south, stopping inside various Pre-War military bases along the way to search for technology and information.
January: Governor Washington orders the United Settlements Army to march north from Vegas to secure the towns of New Reno, Vault City, Gecko, and all the rest of the territory of the former State of Nevada. Officially dubbed "The Great Basin Campaign."
June: Vertibird production facilities are now fully operational at Nellis Air Force base, Boomers inform Washington that a pre-war bomber is underneath Lake Mead and request for it to be retrieved. Efforts are initiated to raise the plane from the lake soon after.
August: President Colts feeling secured with his gains in New California, launches the "The Northern States Campaign," intending to expand the NCR's land to the rest of California, Oregon, and Washington. Offensive operations officially begin in September of the year.
October: After a lengthy two-month siege involving significant causalities to various mob affiliated forces in New Reno, New Reno surrenders to the United Settlements. Big Jesus Mordino of the Mordino Crime Family was publicly hanged after a military tribunal along with his lieutenants, and his drug lab burned to the ground. City is then placed under military jurisdiction, pending election of a new government once the campaign is over. Bishop Family and Salvatore Family denounce these moves, but provide no physical opposition to the new order. Wright Family maintains its silence.
November: Vault City after hearing of the Siege of New Reno, opts to negotiate with the United Settlements rather then force a confrontation. Vault City formally annexed into the United Settlements towards the middle of the month, but government structure allowed to remain in effect. Gecko formally surrenders under a similar deal, requesting that the United Settlement take a strong stance against Anti-Ghoul sentiment which is agreed upon in exchange for the towns annexation.
February: Eastern portions of Nevada are conquered and the Great Basin Campaign officially comes to an end, however raiders begin to attack troop supply lines to disrupt civil and military operations.
May: REPCONN facilities officially staffed and fortified, becoming new research centers for the United Settlements. Robert House personally sends a request to Washington to isolate the space elements of REPCONN to him alone, which was granted.
June:Robots officially begin to be augmented to general patrol and garrison duties within the United Settlements military. Causalities sustained by military operations begin to drop significantly on fronts. Counter-attacks on raider bases across the region ordered, and extended even into the neighboring State of Utah to decimate the groups for good.
July: Washington orders that a cure for the Super Mutants be found to either transform them back into normal humans, or to cure their psychological deficiencies. Doctor Henry is given lead on the project.
September: Pacific Confederation troops annexes all territory previously owned by the State of California, and begins it's first operations in the northern territories of Oregon. However, unstable temperatures slow the advance and lead to significant losses. Conscription extended to replace losses leading to massive morale drops across the military.
October: Raider attacks across United Settlements territory drop, giving rise to the legitimacy of the new government. Military operations begin to wind down, and civil operations to rebuild infrastructure commence with few delays.
January: Local elections are finally held in New Reno after the lifting of the military authority, the crime families begin to field candidates, but the Wright Family manage to win the electorate. Much to the dissatisfaction of the other families. Claims of election fraud are thrown around, but never proven.
February: Arroyo comes under full siege from the Pacific Confederation. General Maximus lead the Pacific Confederation into battle against The Chosen One's Arroyo forces. Arroyo falls to the Pacific Confederation, but The Chosen One is nowhere to be found after the battle.
April: Basic utilities begin to become available in the United Settlements thanks to developments by Mr. House as Hoover Dam begins supplying electricity to many settlements under the banner of the regime, and HELIOS One is also serving at full capacity. Radiation free running water begins to return to standard life, and major roads and highways are rebuilt and maintained for safe trade across the region.
June: Maxson and his expeditionary force reach Cape Canaveral Florida, but finds it completely destroyed. They then proceed to set up a new base of operations in Patrick Air Force Base, with the remaining eight members of the expeditionary team.
September: The State of Oregon officially is annexed by the Pacific Confederation with heavy causalities, with the final leg of the campaign moving into Washington State.
December: President Colts declares a new "Mass Education," campaign in the Pacific Confederation with the goals being to ensure unity among the population and human race. Children are forcefully separated from their parents and placed into various camps for educational refinement much to the distaste of the families.
United Settlements Government Structure
United Settlements Congress
Library of Congress
Government Printing Office
Executive Office of the Governor
Office of the Governor
National Security Council
Office of Personnel Management
National Communications Agency
Department of Industry and Commerce
Secretary of Industry and Commerce
Environmental Protection Agency
National Economics Library
Economic Development Administration
Patent and Trademark Office
Department of Defense
Secretary of Defense
Department of the Army
United Settlements Army
United Settlements Army Air Corp
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Defense Intelligence Agency
United Settlements Secret Service
Department of Education
Secretary of Education
Office of Instruction and Patriotism
Department of Health and Human Services
Secretary of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Department of Justice
United Settlements Marshals
United Settlements Attorneys
United Settlements Supreme Court
United Settlements Congress - The United Settlements Congress is the unofficial continuation of the United States Congress. It is comprised of two chambers, the House of Representatives and The Senate, with the House being elected by popular vote among citizens every two years, and members of The Senate being appointed by the Governor for a lifetime appointment. The House is comprised of nine members, and The Senate is comprised of five, making the Congress only fourteen people.
Library of Congress - The Library of Congress is the archive database of the United Settlements. Run by a Librarian of Congress, it manages all record keeping and files of the United Settlements Government.
Government Printing Office - The Government Printing Office prints and binds documents produced by and for the government, including the Supreme Court, the Congress, the Executive Office of the Governor, executive departments, and independent agencies. Currently staffed and managed by Representatives of Congress.
Executive Office of the Governor - The Executive Office of the Governor is the head of the Executive Branch of the United Settlements. It houses the governor, cabinet, and agencies that direct the operation of the government.
Office of the Governor - The Governor of the United Settlements is appointed by the Senate under the Executive Authority & Centralization Act of 2250. The Governor is a lifetime appointment, only subject to impeachment by the House and must be tried in the Senate for "High Crimes & Misdemeanors." Authority similar to the old United States President in all regards.
National Security Council - The National Security Council is the principal forum used by the governor for consideration of national security, military matters, and foreign policy matters with senior national security advisors and cabinet officials and is part of the Executive Office of the Governor. It is comprised of the Governor, Secretary of Defense, Attorney General, and the Secretary of Industry & Commerce, although other participants may be requested.
Office of Personnel Management - The Office of Personnel Management is responsible for all private staff of the governor including secretaries, chefs, medical services, etc. It is responsible for clearing people to work with the governor, and managing security clearances of the government.
National Communications Agency - The National Communications Agency is the unofficial successor to the pre-war White House Communications Agency, in handling all broadcasting affairs of the government for the general welfare and for the governor's pleasure. Staffed jointly by civilians and military officials.
Department of Industry & Commerce - The Department of Industry & Commerce is responsible for developing and executing executive directives related to farming, forestry, food, industry, employment, and economic growth. It is considered an executive department, and answers to the governor.
Secretary of Industry & Commerce - The Secretary of Industry & Commerce is appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate, and manages the affairs of the department.
Environmental Protection Agency - The Environmental Protection Agency is responsible for conducting research and analysis of farming related projects in the post-apocalyptic wasteland and making appropriate recommendations for vegetation and nutrition in regards to the general welfare of the United Settlements. Also responsible for conservation of natural resources, enforcement of economic regulations, and supervision of nuclear and waste material.
National Economics Library - The National Economics Library is responsible for storing and archiving all information relating to the department.
Economic Development Administration - The Economic Development Administration is responsible for economic development of the United Settlements, monetary affairs, and general labor.
Patent and Trademark Office - The Patent and Trademark Office is responsible for patent and trademark registration in regards to copyright protections.
Census Bureau - The Census Bureau is responsible for collecting census data on the population, and keeping public record on movements and residency.
Department of Defense - The Department of Defense is responsible for all matters relating to the security and defense of the nation. It is considered an executive department, and answers to the governor.
Secretary of Defense - The Secretary of Defense is appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate, and manages the affairs of the department.
Department of the Army - The Department of the Army is responsible for the management and upkeep of the land forces of the military, and its command structure. Run by a Secretary of the Army.
United Settlements Army - The United Settlements Army is the unofficial successor to the United States Army, and operates in similar manner. Run by a General of the Army.
United Settlements Army Air Corp - The United Settlements Army Air Corp is the unofficial successor to the United States Air Force, and handles all matters associated with military aviation. Run by a General of the Army.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency - The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is responsible for the development of emerging technologies for use by the military.
Defense Intelligence Agency - The Defense Intelligence Agency is responsible for coordinating all intelligence received by the Army, Secret Service, and other elements to prepare intelligence reports for the governor and defend the nation from subterfuge.
United Settlements Secret Service - The United Settlements Secret Service is responsible for the protection of the governor and important officials, along with carrying out special operations on direct order from the governor.
Department of Education - The Department of Education is responsible for the education of citizens and children. It is considered an executive department, and answers to the governor.
Secretary of Education - The Secretary of Education is appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate, and manages the affairs of the department.
Office of Instruction and Patriotism - The Office of Instruction and Patriotism is responsible for all education matters within the government. And manages and supervises all learning institutions and programs throughout the territories owned by the United Settlements.
Department of Health and Human Services - The Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for all health affairs and social services.
Secretary of Health and Human Services - The Secretary of Health and Human Services is appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate, and manages the affairs of the department.
Administration for Children and Families - The Administration for Children and Families is responsible for all housing and family affairs.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention - The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is responsible for all medical affairs, and disease prevention efforts in regards to food and drugs.
Department of Justice - The Department of Justice is responsible for judicial and treasury affairs. It is considered an executive department, and answers to the governor.
Attorney General - The Attorney General is appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate, and manages the affairs of the department.
United Settlements Attorneys - The Bureau of United Settlements Attorneys is responsible for managing the attorneys and licensing of legal analysts. Purely ceremonial, with no real power to prosecute unless directed by the governor. Delegated to nominal duties of a lower-tier public defender.
United Settlements Marshals- The United Settlements Marshals is responsible for executing government arrest warrants, and serving out judiciary law enforcement functions across the state. Previously called the Desert Rangers, now renamed to the United Settlements Marshals following tradition of the original Marshals. Also manages government prisons.
United Settlements Supreme Court - The United Settlements Supreme Court is an unofficial descendant of the United States Supreme Court, with a small board of three judges appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate. Serving lifetime terms, the Supreme Court has been delegated to only dealing with cases of treason, espionage, and high crimes against the government making it only a nominally effective body.
Alright, this is where we're going to begin. If you haven't realized already, I tend to try and keep these government structures as realistic as I possibly can for two reasons. One, if anyone decides to make some off-shoot stories (Which may even be better then the main fic, who knows?), I want it to be rather consistent with what I'm making already and would like to provide a baseline. Two, it helps me organize my agencies and departments in order to quickly refer back to them if needed and keep my storylines rather consistent without making things up as I go along. We'll be starting from the year 2254, so this will be a five year jump from Episode I which if you haven't read it and are just coming into this story I highly recommend for you to go back and read it before reading this one for a lot of context. As for people who remember my old story, I'm finally delivering you a PROPER next addition. It took an entire year, but we're going to do it. And you can expect the first chapter to be out hopefully sometime this week. I hope you enjoy it! And of course, leave any of your comments in the reviews as I do read them and enjoy the feedback.
Disclaimer: I cannot guarantee super frequent updates, so expect them to be very sporadic as I only write when I'm in the mood or else I won't put as much effort into the story I'm trying to tell. I'd rather a story take forever to finish the way I like it, then to push a rushed product. So if there is time gaps between chapters I apologize, but it's the way it has to be.