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Operation Liberty Eagle

In the 21st century, the United States began a new doctrine of "pre-emptive" strike that later evolved into a doctrine of "American instalment". The American government became convinced its survival and power depended on the instalment of American-style democratic regimes in countries opposed to their power.

Early in the 21st century, America relations suddenly deteriorated with Iran resulting in sudden and massive economic sanctions. The moves angered Iran, and they terminated their relations with some global bodies seen as run by the American government, most notable was the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency). The Americans took further offence to their response and relations dropped further.

Using Iran's departure from IAEA, the USA declared the state a rogue threat. As well, it began a campaign against the 'tyrannical' and 'dictatorial' regime. Citing the poor record of human rights and other failures of the Iranian government, the American government decided to begin the installation of a democratic regime favourable to the United States.

America forces, numbering in the tens of thousands, stormed the nation in a highly coordinated assault, crushing the Iranian military in a quick fashion with superior technology and high numbers. The relatively stable Iran regime did not fall immediately and called for its citizens and remaining military forces to rise up against the American invasion.

While the initial invasion was nothing worthy to note, the battle became increasingly tense and it began to appear that Iran would actually not fall to American forces. Operation Liberty Eagle, as it was called, looked to be an expensive and underestimated course of action. As world media began to focus further on the violence, the invasion became the symbol of Pax Americana. Peace in the world, except where America decides to gain influence.

In a last ditch attempt to hold onto power, Iran brought its militant forces and remaining professional military units to Tehran. Reports indicate possibly 50 000 to 250 000 militants and profession military units were located inside the city. Over 150 000 American forces surrounded the city with battle tanks and artillery. For the next month, the city was put under siege, with its water and electricity cut. At the end of the month, under political pressure, an addition 30 000 American forces were deployed and the city was stormed. Urban warfare killed upwards to 50 000 civilians, roughly 25 000 to 50 000 militant deaths and 5 000 American losses.

Thereafter, Americans built a military base and permanently stationed thousands of soldiers outside Tehran, aptly named Base Tehran. No other conflict would cost so many American lives until the end of Pax Americana.

Auxillary Information

After the costly battle at Tehran, the Americans built a large military base outside the city and permanently stationed several thousand GIs for garrison duty. While the Americans knew it as a fairly neutral "Base Tehran", the Iranians viewed it as the symbol of American control on their lifestyle and government.

Pax Americana is considered to have ended in 2173, after a terrible mistake by a local American commander that destroyed a mosque in a battle against Saudi insurgents. The battles succeeding it resulted in further eruptions of conflict across the Middle East. Base Tehran was also lost in 2173 in a major surprise battle by an alliance of terrorist and underground militant groups. The series of wars that erupted thereafter seriously crippled American influence in the area and across the world, while at the same time destroying the relative world peace.

As a symbol of Pax Americana the Battle of Tehran became a highly infamous battle, and vilified the entire expansionist movement of America. Although the deaths were relatively few in comparison to conflicts of the 20th century, the death of any man was a great tragedy in the much more media-focused environment of Earth.

Pax Americana (1991 - 2173)

A time period considered to begin after the fall of the Soviet Union (1991) and thus ending a long period of global tension known as the Cold War. The world was in a relative state of peace after two catastrophic world wars devastated many of the nations. Americans during this time period took to a policy of "pre-emptive" strike and global dominance through the installation of "democracies" in opposing nations.

A series of wars in the early 21st century began with Afghanistan, and Iraq before continuing onto the rest of the opposing middle eastern nations. The Americans instituted what they believed at the time to be good culture and system of government. They replaced the regimes with "democracies" favourable to the United States. The economic systems were turned over to market-style capitalism, and were subsequently subject to domination by large American corporations.

Imperialist America gained its rise in the late 20th and early 21st century before falling due to a series of terrible wars and increasing global conflict in the 22nd century. Although the height of American power was in the 24th century when it conquered the world, Erik Jensen formed the United Earth Regime and relegated every nation to equal status. So, in actuality, American power never grew any greater than during the Pax Americana.

During, Pax Americana, the United States was in control of the Middle East, North Africa, Caribbean, South America and held heavy influence over the nations in Europe, Australia and North America.

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