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  • US Congress convenes. Senator John Broward (D, Ark) is elected president of the United States by the House of Representatives
    • General Jonathan Cummings, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, refuses to recognise the validity of the election
    • General Cummings declares a continuation of martial law until such time as it is practical to elect a new president
    • President Broward demands General Cummings' resignation. Cummings refuses
    • Some military units side with the new civilian government, but most (especially those overseas) continue to take orders from the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • The governmental split causes further erosion of central authority in the United States. Many localities simply ignore both governments
  • The German military government and Polish government in exile continue relations with the Joint Chiefs. The partisan commands of Yugoslavia and Romania recognise the civilian government
    • The remnants of the CIA obey the orders of the civilian government, while the NSA, loyal to the joint chiefs, organises a new branch to replace the CIA "defectors"
    • Officially, the forces of the two governments refrain from violent confrontation, but there are some clashes over key installations, coups within military units and "dirty tricks" by rival intelligence officers
  • In the autumn, a few more US troops are sent to Europe, initially by the civilian government. The military government also dispatches troops, trying to outdo the civilian government
    • A few warships are available as escorts. Merchant ships are used as transports
    • There is widespread resistance to the call-up, which only affects the Atlantic coast
  • Some light vehicles and ammunition is sent to Europe, but the reinforcements consist primarily of light infantry
    • Mortars are in widespread use, since they can be easily manufactured in quantity
  • The front in Europe is static for most of the year
    • Infiltration raids become the most common tactic, due to the low troop density
  • Troops start farming and manufacturing to meet their supply demands
    • Locals are recruited to farm and carry out administrative tasks. In return, the troops provide security from marauders, an increasing problem for many. In some cases, the military units operate a "protection" racket
  • Some units, particularly those in remote areas who do not get supplies, become marauders. Initially they only attack enemy-held areas, but later start to attack areas held by previously friendly troops
  • Production of the HIV vaccine is stopped, as the AIDS active infection rate in Central Africa reaches 50%
  • Scientific stations in the Antarctic and orbiting space laboratories are abandoned as the war goes on


Timeline of the Twilight War (2nd Edition)
1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000

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