DM Post #2
- German Reichstag dissolved - Ludendorff seizes direct rule.
With the failure of negotiations between Germany and Japan, along with the chaotic state of Hungary, France and Russia, it was decided that the cabinet lumped together between German social democrats, conservatives and a small faction of liberals was dissolved in June in favour of direct rule from the office of the Chancellor, Erich Ludendorf. It seems unlikely a new cabinet will be convened before the end of the year.
- Wilson's administration discredited, America calls for isolation!
President Wilson, having reached the twilight years of his administration attempted to pass two hotly contested acts; the Bail Act and Prohibition Act. While Prohibition has gone into full effect and is adopted by 45 states, the Bail Act was cut down by Congress with only 44% support. Republican nominee Leonard Wood speeds ahead in the polls as his popularity on the platform of 'America, First and Only' skyrockets, his intent to cut down on Wall Street and the demands of bankrupt industrialists.
- German-Japan-French talks cease; the war continues.
Governor-General Sarraut of Indochina was evacuated by Australian troops along with his cabinet to neutral Dutch ports following a nationalist uprising in Saigon, as increasing demands from Siam and nationalist Indochinese elements for the Japanese army to leave saw lynchings of fleeing French and German settlers, and fights between various authorities.
- British Liberal government vastly out of favour; Irish MPs walk.
Asquith was met with stiff resistence in parliament as Sinn Fein and the Unionist Party were unable to come to a conclusion, and Bonar Law of the Conservatives, resulting in parliament being adjourned as the Irish parties both walked, and Conservatives secure a powerful bloc over the Old Liberal party, while Lloyd George is hastily gathering support for the elections of 1922. Asquith's stance on appeasing Germany and refusing to get involved as placed his party in a negative light as pro-War British politicians continue to push for sanctions and efforts made against Germany.
- Red Army victorious in the Caucasus and Ukraine.
In the battle of Tsaritsyn, the White Don Army was smashed, and in Kharkiv, Denikin is in full retreat. The Bolshevik government rapidly gathers support from foreign aid including the Ukranian Free Territory. The Russian Civil War is heavily in favour of the Reds in the West, while Kolchak continues his march in the - though the new civillian government established in Vladivostok to act as a caretaker in the absence of the Admiral-President's stance is dubious.