The NecroMech Dossier Core Manual April 2018 - Page 34

Situation Report - Republic of China (Source: MI6, Date: 2 nd November 1949) The ruling Kuomintang (KMT) of the Republic of China took the upper hand in the renewed civil war with the Communist Party of China (CPC). This is attributed to several factors including loss of Russian support and the greater death toll in the areas of China, i.e. the East/North East, where the CPC had its largest base areas of support; the result of closer proximity to the Rip and the desperate ferocity of withdrawing Japanese forces making their way back to New Japan (Korea). Ultimately, the scale of military superiority was tipped too far in favor of the KMT and their newly psychically talented leader General Chiang Kai-shek. The U.S. having strongly supported the KMT with troops (now withdrawn), training, and cash, continues to maintain unofficial ties despite a publicly declared isolationist policy. The U.S. does not want the British Empire to gain any further territorial footholds in Asia and influences the Chinese wherever possible to stop them from doing so. Chiang Kai-shek has re-established a nationalistic, authoritarianist, New Life Movement that suppresses individualism. Drugs and other vices are now severely frowned upon; a stance often lauded by the religious right in the U.S. The Presidential Palace in the capital city of Nanjing is once again Chiang Kai- shek’s headquarters and military seat of power. It also becomes the school for all Chinese Psycrafters with Reaper Kai-shek as a principal tutor. Page 34