MILITARY REGIONS AND GOVERNMENTAL BORDERS
(A QUICK GUIDE TO THE COUNTRIES IN CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA AND THEIR CONFLICTS)

INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES / NO ALLIANCES:
Brazil, Cuba, Belize, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Suriname


US Controlled or Allied:

Mexico, Ecuador, the Bahamas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Honduras, Atlantico, Puerto Rico, Jamaica
 

European Controlled or Allied:
French Guiana, Argentina, British Virgin Islands, Guyana, The Falkland, South Georgia and Malvinas Islands 


NEO-SOV
/CHINESE CONTROLLED OR ALLIED:

El Salvador, Peru, Paraguay
 

SOUTH AMERICAN ALLIANCE CONTROLLED OR ALLIED:

Colombia, Haiti, Northern Nicaragua, Peru, Venezuela, Bolivia, Chile, Islas De La Sangre, Panama, Guatemala

Central and South America are literally festering with conflict.  The vast majority of countries in the regions harbor strong Anti-U.S. sentiment, and even in the countries who ally themselves, or are under the direct control of the United States there is a seething undercurrent of distrust for the Americans due to failed and corrupt third world policies and the never-ending drug wars.  In the opposition to the United States there are two major forces. 

The first is the Independent Canal Military Force in Panama. Originally a U.S. military and civilian unit that took over the canal after being abandoned during the U.S. withdrawal from South America at the end of the Second South American War, now a major military force in the region that recruits independent mercenaries and military veterans to bolster its ranks. 

The second major force opposing the United States is the South American Alliance.  Originally made up of Colombian Drug Cartel leaders turned government officials during the Second South American War, the SAA quickly grew in size as drug producing countries in the region joined.  Today this alliance controls half of Central and South America.  Already having fought the US separately in the Central American Conflict and together in the Second South American War, the SAA has doubled in size and influence, and is ready for the imminent third U.S. invasion of the region.

Russian, China, and the EEC are playing very cool.  Russian troops heavily bolster El Salvador's military, while the Chinese have done much the same in Peru and Paraguay.  In fact, with Peru actively joining the SAA, and being so heavily allied with China, The stage is set for China to openly enter conflict with U.S. forces.  The EEC is maintaining its distance from the conflict, at least openly.  Merely protecting their own assets in the countries they control or have strong influence over.  However, the EEC intelligence community is covertly fanning the fires of conflict, using their influence with the ICMF to block U.S. inbound and outbound vessels from the Panama Canal, and building up troop presence in the Falklands for a potential blockade of Drakes Passage.  The EDF, Russia, and China are the main suppliers of arms and equipment to the regions of Central and South America.  Covertly they all directly supply the SAA and ICMF as well.  For China and the Neo-Soviets, it is simply a matter of increased profit and influence in the region, but the EEC has the further motive of hindering and opposing the United States, creating a stage of fragile and extreme paranoia and political turmoil.

While the EDF has a great many advisers working with the drug cartels, the Neo-Soviets are their biggest supplier of arms and technology. It is also very possible that the Russians are using their influence as much against the Europeans as they are against the Americans. And seeing Russians special forces teams supporting isolated Cartel forces or rebel uprisings would not be unheard of.

The Chinese definitely have a stake in this, but what their actual role would be is uncertain. Perhaps like the Russians, they are merely providing arms and small support to western opposing forces, or perhaps their role is more direct, perhaps they will take a side...... The Chinese front has been silent up till now, but they definitely have a vested interest in the region.

Nicaragua and Atlantico are perpetually on the brink of war over, in a border situation reminiscent of Korea and Vietnam.

Rebel uprisings are common in south and central america, but anyplace where a country is fighting against foreign incursion from the Americans or Europeans will generally produce a unified front against them.

While the drug cartels in the countries directly fighting US invasion have loosely unified under Medellin leadership, there is still the strong possibility of fighting amongst themselves if the opportunity for one to make a move against another presents itself readily. In countries not directly involved with the 3rd South Am war, the cartels will not only be fighting each other, but also local police forces as well.

On a final note, in virtually all the Central and South American countries, including the Caribbean, there are underground revolutionary groups who oppose whatever current ruling party exists.  It is said the heat and humidity of the region breeds revolutionaries like mosquitoes in a swamp.  In other parts of the region there simply is no law, or at least no one to enforce it.  The Caribbean is rife with piracy, and certain countries in South America, most notably Suriname, have degenerated into complete chaos and feral lawlessness.

THE OPENING STAGES OF
THE THIRD SOUTH AMERICAN WAR

The United States has declared war on the ICMF in Panama, with the stated goal of once again retaking the Canal.  This comes after the ICMF shut down all United States inbound and outbound traffic. 

The United States is also using this as a platform to once again invade the SAA states, whose drug trafficking has gone unchecked since the last war.  Old wounds run deep, with 2 failed invasions in recent history, and the U.S. still bitter over the nuking of New York by Colombian Cartel leaders in 1993, the American Military cries out for retribution and redemption.  However the U.S. abandonment of its own people at the end of the last war 10 years ago is an unforgivable atrocity that runs deep for much of the country.  Recruitment is low, and the U.S. Military is already stretched thin from its deployment in Africa.  Many of the troops stationed in Africa are being pulled out and redeployed to Central and South America in response to the the upcoming conflict, and in a very controversial move large prison populations are being forced into enlistment for frontline duty to the region.  Still, the civilian enlistment, while low is higher than expected.  Some patriotism still exists among the bitter population, and other it seems just want a chance get payback or redeem themselves in the face of the previous conflicts.  In another desperate move, the U.S. expanded enlistment age to between 17 and 40 and guaranteed citizenship even for illegal aliens upon successful completion of duty.

The EDF's presence, and position for intervention in the region, as well as that of China and the Neo-Soviets has created an air of paranoia and nervousness, as if any of these countries directly intervene in opposition to the United States it could set the stage for a global conflict...

THE COUNTRIES OF CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
(A brief look at the countries that make up the dark continent)

ARGENTINA

ATLANTICO (Southern Nicaragua)

THE BAHAMAS

BELIZE

BOLIVIA

BRAZIL

THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

CHILE

COLOMBIA

COSTA RICA

CUBA

ECUADOR

EL SALVADOR

FALKLAND, SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE MALVINAS ISLANDS

FRENCH GUIANA

GUATEMALA

GUYANA

HAITI

HONDURAS

ISLAS DE LA SANGRE

JAMAICA

MEXICO

NORTHERN NICARAGUA

PANAMA

PARAGUAY

PERU

PUERTO RICO

SURINAME

URUGUAY

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

VENEZUELA
  

(Written and created by Deric "D" Bernier, Mike Van Atta, Joe "Citizen X" Klemann, Destecado, Bookwyrm, and  Hooplah)