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1960 Kaiserreich Syndicalist Central America Map

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Roughly a decade on since the end of the Second Weltkrieg, and the young United Syndicalist States of Centroamerica is painstakingly inching its way to progress and prosperity.

The old haciendas and plantations, once owned by foreign corporations and local caudillos, had been collectivized after the revolutions of the 1930s and 40s for poor sharecroppers to call their own, and the crops the newly-established comunidades had grown from their rich, fertile farmlands had been crucial to the nation's fledgling economy since then. The lack of natural resources and the rough terrain of the small country may be proving to be hardy obstacles to General Secretary Cesar Augusto Sandino's ambitious industrialization programs, but with generous support from its Mexican and American neighbours, and the profits from its booming agrarian industries, lasting developments--paved roads, water facilities, small hospitals, public schools, and even free housing--have been implemented nevertheless.

But perhaps what matters more to the old revolutionary is how happy and content his people have become since the Revolutions. Now lifted of their burdens from the capitalists of the United Fruit Company and the tyrants of the old regimes, the Centroamerican people have seemingly been energized with a fervour and zeal to improve upon the utopia El Viejo Bandido had promised and delivered to them. Be it a farmer from the riverbanks of the Motagua or a worker in the new factories of Ciudad de Sandino, both take to their work with their heads held high, smiles on their faces, and jaunty tunes to sing along.

Whatever one may say of Centroamerica, one cannot deny that the nation's future is bright and hopeful, and the small steps it has taken now shall set the precedent for much larger leaps to come.

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Quick map I made for a formable nation in Kaiserreich--well, a map, a wikibox, and a flag rolled in one, anyhow.

The basic gist of the scenario is a Nicaragua led by Cesar Augusto Sandino capitalizing on the major powers being distracted during the Second Weltkrieg--the USA turned Syndicalist, a re-militarized Canada focused on retaking the Home Islands, and France and Germany were locked in a gruesome stalemate in the Western Front--and instigating a number of popular revolts in the other Central American nations, funded in part by Pancho Villa's United Mexican States. Canada at least had the sense to support the Panamanian government against the Centroamerican menace (and take the Canal Zone for itself in the process, of course), which it did by sending the West Indies Station and a detachment of the Royal Marines to assist in suppressing the revolts near Panama City, and later the jungles of the Darien Gap.

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rds98's avatar
What makes syndicalism different from Soviet communism?

What prevents it from descending into the economic instability of places like Argentina and Venezuela that also indulged in reckless populism?
Vexillographist's avatar
I'm not familiar enough with the many socialist movements in history to give you a confident answer for both questions. You're better off taking them to people who know their shit better than I do lol
rds98's avatar
The issue of syndicalism is that worker's councils are supposed to run everything.

Technically, that was how the Communist system was supposed to function. Only, it devolved into one-party tyranny pretty quickly. 
Freedomfighter6's avatar
Reading the description makes me sad that this didn't happen in real life. It's like in our timeline, 20th Century Central America got the "bad future" ending.
Vexillographist's avatar
Glad the description got that impression--means it's working as I intended. Do note, however, that I tend to add some in-universe bias in my "excerpts", often in favor of the country being featured. So there's the possibility that things aren't as rosy as what we're being told, but judging the extent at which the narrative deviates from reality is and should be the reader's discretion.
Freedomfighter6's avatar
True. I'm sure such a situation would not be perfect, but it would have to be better than the death squads and banana republics they dealt with in real life.
AztlanHistorian's avatar
Interesting. Although I wouldn't have located the capital in Tegucigalpa, but on Amapala ;)
usuariooriginallol's avatar
I can see my country there :D.
zalezsky's avatar
beautiful work!
Xotaed's avatar
Great job. I always appreciate detailed maps.
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