The NecroMech Dossier Core Manual April 2018 - Page 20

Significant Events (Source: MI5, Date: 26 th January 1950) The following events have been identified as of pivotal importance: The Soviet Union forces preparing to invade Manchuria are both directly and indirectly impacted by events in the area and the invasion is called off. The U.S. reconnoiters from the Philippines and subsequent troop deployments are all lost. Catastrophe at home results in the recall of most of the available Pacific theater forces to help provide aid on the West Coast. The U.S. movie industry effectively collapses with the destruction of Hollywood by flood and earthquake. The Labour government elected on July 26 th under Clement Attlee is dissolved and Churchill is re-instated as Prime Minister. Any progress toward decolonization is halted as Britain, essentially cash bankrupt after the war, focuses on all potential imperial resources as well as tactical locations around the Ash Curtain. Of significant regional importance is MI5’s secret “Q” lab in Singapore, now re-activated after it was closed down in February 1942 to avoid discovery by the Japanese. Technology development already accelerated due to the war continues apace. With the discovery of Psycrafter talents all existing British Prisoner of War camps are scoured looking for the psychically gifted. The few who are identified are transferred to Porton Down, where the Centre of Psycrafter Studies and Othersider Research Establishment (ORE) are based, for further examination while all remaining prisoners are deported by ship to various port destinations around Europe. U.S. additional conventional bombing as well as another nuclear detonation on Japan have no apparent effect beyond further physical destruction and increased radiation levels in the area around the Ash Curtain. A moratorium on atomic weapons development is declared by the U.S. and then Britain. Calls for the resignation of President Truman, who by authorizing the atomic bombing of Japan is blamed by the U.S. public, is finally answered and an emergency election held. Already recognized for his strong opposition to U.S. involvement in WWII altogether, Robert Taft after running a successful campaign based on a policy of going beyond even non-interventionism to one of isolationism and concentrating purely on solving domestic problems by whatever means are necessary, is elected the 34 th President of the United States. Page 20