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On a Knife's Edge, a Post Weltkrieg 2 Kaiserreich Japan Game

World Events, 1949
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    9 January: The Los Angeles area was hit with a massive snowstorm

    20 January: The Council of Mutual Economic Assistance, the first ever Syndicalist International Economic organisation, was formed.

    10 February: Arthur Miller’s ‘Death of a Salesman’ premiers at Morosco Theatre, New York City, American Union State.

    16 February: Alfred Kinsey, Wardell Pomeroy, and Clyde Martin. American Citizens who fled to Hawaii during the 2nd American Civil War, published their book ‘Sexual Behaviour in the Human Male’ in English, Japanese, Mandarin, and German. It became an instant hit in Japan, garnering significant attention to Japanese sexual life.

    25 February: Oswald Mosley, Chairman of the Union of Britain, would make his infamous ‘Secret Speech’ in front of a closed session of the British Parliament, in it. He decries the so-called ‘reactionary’ forces within the East, calling them ‘Uncivilized’ and ‘Not yet fully developed societies’, he also advocated for a more hawkish foreign policy. As details leak out, reaction from the various CPS states range from outrage to denunciation.

    8 March: Zhang Zuolin made the so called ‘Promises of 1949’, a speech in front of the Legislative Yuan. He will resign in 1965, and public elections will be held ‘as soon as possible’.

    29 April: Boris Shumyatsky, President of the Russian Republic, tours the Kuban and Volga regions of the country, meeting with various community leaders and hearing out their grievances.

    14 May: The Bikini, a two-piece swimwear, was unveiled by Japanese Fashion Designer Aso Tarada, to the shocking reaction of the whole country. Conservatives are decrying the liberal design, while feminists detest the ‘sexualized nature’ of the swimwear.

    23 May: Nereid, a moon in Neptune, was discovered by Dutch Scientist Gerard Kuiper

    29 May: The PC-1, an early computer, ran its first program within the halls of Tokyo University’s Physics Department.

    5 June: Orapin Chaiyakan was the first female elected into Siam’s parliament.

    22 June: Elizabeth Warren was born.

    29 June: The South African Government begins banning Mixed-Race marriages, continuing their policy of Apartheid since 1943.

    24 July: The Cumbra Vieja, a Volcano in the Canary Islands, erupts.

    29 July: The De-Havilland Comet, the world’s first Jet-Powered Airline, makes it’s first flight in England.

    10 August: The Avro Canada C102 Jetliner makes it’s first flight, becoming the second Jet-Powered airline to take flight.

    12 August: Jawa Pos, an Insulindian Newspaper, was created.

    16 August: Yusof Bin Ishak, Prime Minister of the Malayan Federation and party leader for the Barisan Socialis Rakyat Malaya. Announces that regular elections will be held in 1952. Coinciding with the Japanese election year, main challengers primarily come from the United Malays National Organisation, a Conservative, Pro-Malay Political party.

    25 August: Crete, an island controlled by Japan, was granted immediate independence in exchange for their membership within the Co-Prosperity sphere, the Japanese maintains an Airbase and Naval Station near Chania and Heraklion, their main Naval Station in Heraklion and Airbase near Chania.

    6 September: 2nd American Civil War Veteran Howard Unruh kills 13 neighbors near Camden, New Jersey with a P.08 Parabellum pistol. He became America’s first single-episode mass murderer.

    9 September: The Albert Guay Affair, Joseph Albert Guay, a Canadian citizen, killed 23 people in a Canadian Pacific Airlines Flight 108 near Sault-au-Cochon, Quebec.

    17 September: Warner Bros released the Fast and the Furry-ous, marking the first debut of Wile E .Coyote and the Road Runner

    26 September: Samuel Putnam publishes his new Translation of Don Quixote, it became instantly acclaimed.

    10 October: Japanese Prime Minister, Tetsu Katayama, makes headlines as he started outlining his plans for a nationally organized medical system, if successful, Japan would theoretically become the first Non-Syndicalist country with Universal Healthcare.

    20 October: China People’s Insurance Company was founded, it employs a mix of both Chinese and exiled European employees.

    23 October: Mitsubishi starts development for the first Japanese Commercial Jet Plane, there is significant skepticism on whether or not it will succeed, but, considering the earlier launch of the De-Havilland Comet and Avro Canada C102 Jetliner, a response from Japan feels warranted.

    1 November: Japan Airlines was founded, merging the various regional airlines of Japan and the Japan Air Transport company into one unified whole.

    7 November: Oil is discovered in the Caspian Sea.

    18 November: The Volkswagen Type 2 Panel Van was unveiled.

    15 December: A typhoon hits a fishing fleet off Korea, killing several thousand.

    20 December: Captured British Royal King Edward VIII has gone missing, later on, it would be confirmed that he escaped imprisonment in Canada.

    25 December: Refugees from Europe, mostly former nobles, high ranking officials and other middle to high middle class Europeans in general, particularly those from Germany, Austria, Hungary, Illyria, The Balkans, and parts of Italy, began their journey eastward, in hopes to find refuge within the Co-Prosperity Sphere.

    31 December: This is the first year in which no recorded Lynchings of African Americans have occured.
     
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    1 January: Some of the first European migrants make landfall in Russia, Morocco and Egypt, authorities not really sure how to handle the situation.

    16 January: More and more European refugees make landfall, they are creating makeshift camps within the Russian, Egyptian, and Moroccan countryside, locals are stunned seeing their former overlords living in such destitution.

    18 January: Gilles Villeneuve, famous Canadian racing driver, was born

    20 January: Mikoyan Gurevich has completed their prototype of the MIG 17.

    16 February: The Nizam of Hyderabad, Osman Ali Khan, starts the 1950 governmental session with his Council of Princes, in it, he signals that it might be time to rename Hyderabad to India, and proposes a series of reforms meant to improve general quality of life.

    20 February: Korea, China, Insulindia and the Philippines has purchased several surplus Ho-Ha APC’s, Type 46 Tanks, and even more various support equipments, spare parts, and small arms from Japan, the Japanese Ministry of War has approved the sale, with the Imperial Diet consenting to it as well.

    14 March: Uralvagonzavod, the tank manufacturer in Ekaterinburg, re-commences development of the T-55 Tank, most of the progress for such a tank was destroyed during the Japanese-Russian war.

    20 March: Red Scare, AUS Senator Joseph Mccarthy accuses the Union State’s Foreign Department of being infiltrated by Syndicalist agents and sympathizers, he outlines a list of sympathizers, but will not release it publicly.

    3 April: Waseda University scientists has discovered element 98, they named it “Japanium

    6 April: Various Japanese entertainment companies such as Toho, Toei, Shochiku and Kadokawa began to move their headquarters from Tokyo to Osaka, it is a result after the Kansai regional government’s efforts to turn their region into the ‘Entertainment Capital of Japan.’

    27 April: South African government passes the Group Areas Act, formally segregating the races.

    6 May: Tollund Man was unearthed in Denmark

    9 May: Haile Selassie published his ‘Essays concerning the Nile’, a series of writings in which he outlines an economic organisation for countries around the river nile, in it, he talks about conflicts between the Egyptians and the Sudanese, and concluded that cooperation between Nile countries would be more beneficial than conflict. These ‘Nile Papers’ as popularly known, would be considered as the first proposals of a united Nile Union.

    22 May: Celâl Bayar becomes President of Turkey

    1 June: Mauna Loa in Hawaii started erupting

    16 June: Maracana Stadium was opened in Rio de Janeiro

    13 July: Yi Un, the King of Korea, announces that he would take steps to create Democracy in Korea, he announces via Radio that the country would Create a National Assembly and a Senate, and also the creation of the office of the Prime Minister. Elections would be held in 1955, and he also encouraged the people to start forming political organisations and parties to participate in the elections.

    8 August: Florence Chadwick swims the English Channel in 13 Hours, 22 Minutes

    15 August: The Assam-Tibet Earthquake shakes the region, with an 8.6 Magnitude on the richter scale, it kills around 1500 to 3000 people.

    20 August: Moroccan, Egyptian and Russian leaders meet together in a summit within the city of Damascus, Republic of Syria, to discuss the European immigration problem, at this point, hundreds of thousands of immigrants in total are entering the borders of their countries, and the public service is almost being overwhelmed, there are also potential for race riots and ethnic conflicts to emerge

    7 September: The Game Show ‘Truth and Consequences’ airs in the American Union State

    10 September: Insulindian President Soekarno meets with Malayan Prime Minister Yusof Bin Ishak, a first for both leaders, they talk about further cooperation between both countries, and in a private meeting, they discussed about the creation of an organisation for all South-East Asian countries.

    1 October: The Nakashima Test, named after NEC Computer Engineer Akira Nakashima, was published.

    2 October: The American comic strip Peanuts was first published

    15 October: Ethnic riots grip the city of Alexandria, it started when a European refugee and a local merchant woman clashed over the price of produce, and it spiraled out of control, 300 European Refugees are killed before Egyptian police can put a control over the situation.

    20 October: Shunroku Hata, a Japanese Army Field Marshal, tenders his resignation, citing that he ‘wanted to spend the rest of his life with his family’, he was replaced by Tomoyuki Yamashita

    10 November: the Casablanca incident, European refugees and locals clashed, Europeans, who are fearful of what happened in Alexandria began to take up arms to defend themselves, and the local Casablancas, who are now more and more suspicious of the European refugees, began to take up arms as well, one thing lead to another, and Casablanca erupted in battle, 100 European Refugees and 67 Moroccans were killed in the ensuing battle.

    20 November: No progress was made within the Damascus summit, Egyptian, Moroccan and Russian leaders disagree on what should be done on the European refugee issue. They now seek advice from Japan on what they should do.

    21 November: The Japanese government has responded that they will respond within the next year, as they will start deliberating on the matter.

    15 December: The AMX-M4 Heavy tank was debuted, it will become the French Commune’s main battle tank for the 1950s up to the 1970s.

    20 December: The Kingdom of Hyderabad shows interest in purchasing the MIG-17 after a performance held in Hyderabad Airport, also announces interest in co-developing the T-55 with Russia.
     
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    1 January: Japanese Authorities have brought news towards the Middle Eastern and Russian Co-Prosperity Sphere members, Japan would be taking 100.000 refugees from their hands, and would be ordering the construction of 100.000 new housing modules in Crete, specifically meant for refugees

    10 January: Ben Chifley and Peter Fraser, Presidents of both Australia and New Zealand respectively, has announced that their governments would also take in roughly 100.000 refugees for each of their countries, while reactions in New Zealand are mostly positive, with some questions about integration and assimilation, reactions from Australia is much more mixed, some of the more conservative Australians detesting the new arrivals, while others are lukewarm about the refugees

    20 January: The new Kaga class carriers have fully replaced all previous generation of carriers, the Imperial Japanese Navy Design Bureau is already contemplating plans for a ‘super carrier’, a type of carrier that can carry an unprecedented amount of airplanes for various missions.

    25 January: Batavian Commune author Anne de Vries releases the first volume of Journey Through the Night. It focuses on the impact of the second Weltkrieg for the Dutch population

    6 February: Woodbridge Train Wreck, a Passenger train derails near Woodbridge Township, American Union State. Killing 85 and Injuring 500

    19 February: Jean Lee became the last Woman hanged in Australia, she was accused and convicted of the murder and torture of a 73 year old bookmaker

    2 March: The First NBA All-Star Basketball game was played in Boston Garden

    4 March: The First arrivals of European refugees towards Japan. Most of them chose to reside in the island of Taiwan, much to the confusion of Japanese Authorities

    6 March: First arrivals of European Refugees into Australia and New Zealand, some 5000 refugees either arrived by plane or by boat.

    20 March: Nestor Makhno, Chairman of the Commune of France, has died due to Tuberculosis, an immediate election was held within the French commune.

    3 April: Daniel Guérin, a leading member of the Anarchistes faction within the CGT, was elected as the new Chairman of the French Commune. He promised extending social reforms while also ‘strengthening the French military to fight the enemies of the revolution to the East.’

    15 April: British Elections, factionalism within the TUC has lead to the eventual loss of the Maximist faction in the April Election. Oswald Mosley was replaced by Clement Attlee, a member of the Congregationist faction within the TUC. Mosley vowed to ‘fight tooth and nail’ against Attlee’s proposed social and economic reforms.

    27 April: Representatives from Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia arrived in the city of Addis Ababa, talks would begin to create a sort of ‘Economic Community’ for the Nile River region.

    1 May: A small boat was found by the Japanese coast guard off of the coast of the Kuril Islands, and on it, they found two heavily starved men and 3 heavily starved women. They were immediately taken to a nearby hospital for intensive care.

    10 May: The identities of the two men were then discovered to be both King George VIII and Mackenzie King, one was the former King of Britain and the other was the former Prime Minister of Canada. The other 3 women were random refugees who joined the group in sailing towards Japan. News of their identities rapidly spread around the country.

    12 May: The Government has issued them a temporary 3 year visa for each people, while the Government debates on what to do with them in the meantime.

    28 May: The Goon Show was first broadcasted in the UBC Home Service within the Union of Britain, it’s first episode was titled ‘Crazy People’

    30 May: The Upgrade of the three Aki Class Dreadnoughts was finally completed, the three battleships are renamed ‘Yamato’, ‘Musashi’, and ‘Aki’ respectively. The Imperial Japanese Navy plans on using these ships for shore bombardment and the testing of new anti ship weapons.

    1 June: The UNIVAC 1 enters Japanese Government Service, it was built by NEC.

    3 June: The Japanese Government formally creates the Ministry of Immigrant, Citizenship, and Refugee affairs. In order to better manage the influx of refugees to Japan. It would fold whatever separate agencies handling the social services for the European Refugees into a single Ministry.

    10 June: The Sydney killings, an unknown assailant is murdering various refugees, but mostly Italian, German and Greek refugees in the city of Sydney, police were deployed to find out the culprit.

    20 June: The Melbourne Affair. rumours about the new European refugees being ‘Criminals and Rapists’ began spreading within the city, and soon enough. The Entirety of Australia has heard of the news, investigations into the ‘Sydney Killer’ was significantly hampered by citizens willing to defend the culprit.

    30 June: Ben Chifley, in an infamous address, tried to dispel rumours created by the Melbourne Affair, and much to his misfortune, the people are not having it. Cries of ‘Australia for Australians’ then became common, and the Labour government was backed into a corner.

    2 July: The Canberra government announces a rollback in the refugee program, now, only 30.000 Refugees would be accepted into Australia for every year, with relatively high standards for integration.

    3 July: COSCO (China Ocean Shipping Group), a worldwide shipping service, was founded in Shanghai.

    13 July: The Great Flood of 1951 reached it’s highest point in Kansas, resulting in the greatest flood damage in the Midwestern Union State.

    25 July: The Constitutional Convention of 1951 was held by the Japanese National Diet. Intense Discussions concerning the Japanese Constitution would be held.

    10 August: The Constitutional Convention was over, after weeks of intense discussion and debate, the Japanese Government formally adopts amendments concerning integration, women’s rights, organisation of both chambers of the Diet, and the Judiciary. News about the amendments spread like wildfire all across Japan.

    20 August: The long awaited ‘India Referendum’ was held in Hyderabad, after almost 6 months of campaigning to and fro, the people of Hyderabad would go to the polls to decide whether to rename the State of Hyderabad into the Kingdom of India. It resulted in 65.5% in Favour and 34.5% opposed.

    25 August: The Imperial Japanese Air Force began voicing requests for further modification of the J7W2 Shinden Jet Fighter, it would have improved Avionics, Electronics, and for the first time, payloads for anti-air missiles. There are also plans to create a truly long range, jet powered Strategic Bomber, although details are relatively sparse for the time being.

    3 September: The Japanese Soap Opera ‘Search for Tomorrow’ airs on NHK. It was the first ever NHK original drama series, and formally became the first ever daytime drama to air on Television, set in a small Japanese town on an unspecified date. It focuses on the lives, trials, and tribulations of the people living there.

    9 September: The Treaty of Lhasa, representatives from China, India, and Tibet met within the city of Lhasa to discuss water rights, within the agreement, Tibet agreed not to build dams of any kind, while China and India would pay annual fees to the Tibetan government for such a right. Any water sold from India and China towards Tibet would also be sold at a Premium, while both China and India would agree to build dams that would not ‘unnecessarily impede’ the natural course of the river.

    10 September: The Union of Britain and Commune of France announces a boycott of the entirety of the Co-Prosperity sphere, the rest of the Third Internationale quickly followed, this cooled relationships between CPS and Third Internationale Countries significantly, with CPS member states in particular decrying such acts of ‘Economic Sabotage’ for their economic development.

    30 September: Charlotte Whitton became the first female Mayor of Ottawa.

    3 October: The Shot Heard ‘Round the World, New York Giants’ Bobby Thomson hits a game-winning home run in the bottom of the 9th Inning off of Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca. Winning a National League pennant after being down 14 games.

    6 October: Both UMNO and BSRM began heating up their campaign for the upcoming Malayan General Elections, with UMNO favouring a platform of racial supremacy of the Malay Race while the BSRM, led by Yusof Bin Ishak, favouring a platform of racial equality and further social programs.

    14 October: The Organisation of Central and Southern Syndicalist States was founded, The OCSSS was formed to better coordinate economic cooperation between the various Syndicalist States in Latin America, with Argentina being a leading member.

    15 October: I Love Lucy began airing on CBS.

    16 October: East China University was founded in Shanghai. It had it’s origins in St John’s College, founded in 1879 in the same city.

    29 October: The town of Carnation, AUS, renamed itself back to Carnation. After being named Tolt since 1928.

    31 October: The film Scrooge, starring Alastair Sim, began airing in theatres all across the Union of Britain.

    1 November: First Military Exercises for Nuclear war, along with Infantry, was held by Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Russian Armies in the Taigas of Russia. It included a simulated nuclear explosion, the first widespread use of contemporary NBC coverings for infantry, and first utilisation of Korean as the language of coordination between the various armies.

    11 November: Juan Péron was elected as President of the Argentinian Free Territory.

    20 November: The Po River floods in Northern Italy

    28 November: The British film Scrooge begins airing all across the Internationale.

    30 November: Construction of the National Assembly Building and an Estate for the Prime Minister of Korea has begun.

    1 December: The Institute for War and Peace Studies is established by Prime Minister Tetsu Katayama at Kyushu University, Fukuoka Prefecture. It’s first director would be the first person to coin the term ‘Superpower.’

    3 December: The University of Lebanon was established, part of Naziq Al Abid’s plan to educate her nation, the University was built with 80% of it’s funds originating from Japanese grants and loans.

    5 December: Elections in Afghanistan. The ruling Social Democratic party was defeated by a combination of two factors, one, was the rise of the Social Conservative Party, and another one, was the rise of the Socially Liberal, Feminist Political Party, led by the former Queen of Afghanistan, Soraya Tarzi. The end result was roughly a 1/3rd majority for each party. With Soraya Tarzi being the clear winner of the Presidential election, much to the surprise of everyone. Coalition talks for the government would rapidly follow.

    14 December: The Coalition for Progress was announced. A coalition government between the Social Liberals and Social Democrats of Afghanistan, with Soraya Tarzi as the President, was formally agreed upon.

    17 December: We Charge Genocide. A series of essays accusing the American Union State Government for the Genocide of African Americans, during the Second American Civil War and during Peacetime, began being widely distributed all across predominantly African American Neighborhoods in America.

    23 December: The African Queen, a drama starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, began airing all across the American Union State.

    27 December: Syndicat Fabrique Nationale, an arms company in the Wallonian Commune, began constructing a new type of Service Rifle for the Batavian and Wallonian Armies, little do these governments know of just how popular the rifle would be worldwide.
     
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    8 January: The Middle East has a combined 5 Million European Refugees within their borders, Russia has a total of 3 Million.

    12 January: University of Tennessee admits it’s first Graduate African-American student

    26 January: Even more conflict within Alexandria, local Arab rioters loot and destroy the ‘European Quarter’ of the city, targeting mostly upper and middle upper class European Immigrés.

    2 February: A tropical storm forms just north of Cuba, makes landfall in Southern Florida.

    6 February: In Japan, the first mechanical heart is used for the first time in a human patient

    18 February: The first construction of a series of Oil refining facilities in the island of Kharg, Persia begins. It is hoped that the island would be a major exporting terminal for Tanker ships leaving for Asia.

    23 February: Imperial Japanese Navy design bureau begins making plans for a Nuclear Powered submarine, with the potential of staying underwater for months, if not years at a time.

    28 February: Insulindian President Soekarno makes his first speech in front of a Television camera. Many Insulindians are glued to their screens as they see their President in the face, live for the first time.

    3 March: Attempted Coup in Cuba. General Batista tried and failed to take over the Civilian Government.

    15 March: 16-73 Inches of Rainfall in Cilaos, Réunion, the most rainfall in a day at that time.

    21 March: Kwame Nkrumah was elected as Prime Minister of Ghana.

    22 March: Wernher Von Braun, one of the refugees living in Taiwan, published the first in his series of articles titled Man Will Conquer Space Soon! translated into Japanese, the article quickly gained the attention of the officials within the Japanese Space Program.

    27 March: Konrad Adenauer was elected as the Chairman of the Rhennish Commune.

    31 March: Akira Nakashima began envisioning what a potential Personal Computer, or a PC as he calls it, would be.

    3 April: The Union State Congress passes the Train Safety Act, in response to the previous slew of accidents on passenger trains. Most observers noted that the Woodbridge Train Incident was the final impetus for Congress to move.

    5 April: The Imperial Japanese Air Force has begun receiving a slew of proposals concerning upgrades for their primary Jet Fighter, and also for a new, long range Jet Bomber. Plans for the first Air to Air Missile were also drafted.

    11 April: The Battle of Nanri Island, a mock exercise between Japanese and Chinese forces to further explore both nation’s amphibious invasion capabilities, Chinese forces joined with Imperial Japanese Marines in invading the small island where a small group of both Japanese and Chinese soldiers try to defend it.

    15 April: Daniel Guérin, Chairman of the Commune of France, outlines his plans for the legalisation of Homosexuality, and meets immediate resistance from all factions from the CGT.

    20 April: There is a growing demand for radio and antenna communications towers in Tokyo, and Architects and Engineers are scrambling to find a solution.

    1 May: Malayan Elections, the BSRM lost his commanding majority, but still retains a safe majority of some 54% of the seats in the Malaysian Parliament, while UMNO won a grand total of 35% of the seats, 11% of the other seats went off to independents and other, smaller Malayan parties.

    4 May: Lee Kuan Yew, a notable public figure in the city of Singapore, forms the People’s Action Party. He has stated his intentions to compete with both the BSRM and UMNO, and form a ‘Third Pillar’ in Malayan Politics

    13 May: The FN FAL, made by the Syndicat Fabrique National, was unveiled. And went into immediate adoption by the Batavian and Wallonian Communes after testing. The French Commune and Union of Britain have expressed keen interest in adopting the rifle.

    1 June: The Dogfight over the Volga. East Russian Fighters engage with West Russian fighters over the city of Volgograd, East Russian authorities maintained that the West Russian fighters infiltrated East Russian airspace. No lives were lost.

    8 June: More than 50.000 Refugees arrived yet again on Japan, they still choose the island of Taiwan as their main destination.

    20 June: The Treaty of East Asian Coal and Steel was formally ratified by the Korean, Japanese and Chinese governments. It establishes a common market, the first of its kind in Asia, concerning Coal and Steel sales, while an international body oversees disputes and regulates coal and steel production.

    26 June: King George purchases farmland in Hokkaido, starting his new life as a farmer in the northern island of Japan.

    July 2: Japan formally creates it’s Special Forces Command, headquartered in Tokyo, and right next to the office of the CPS General Command, it’s purpose is to coordinate and command the various branches of the Japanese Special Forces. From Paratroopers to Mountaineers.

    5 July: Tension between the IJN and the Special Forces Command arose over whether the Rikusentai should be considered Special Forces.

    19 July: Recent data indicates that the Japanese Economy is about to enter a period of highly sustained growth, about to break into double digit GDP growth for the first time.

    23 July: The East Asian Coal and Steel Community was created.

    25 July: Negotiations between the American Union State and Puerto Rico concerning reintegration of the island begins.

    26 July: Eva Peron, wife of Juan Peron, dies.

    03 August: Insulindian President Soekarno formally lays ground for the expansion of the Kemayoran Airport.

    16 August: Lynmouth, England, was devastated by floods. 34 died.

    20 August: Campaigning season begins for the various candidates for the Japanese General Elections of 1952. Shigeru Yoshida seems to be mounting a rather powerful campaign. The public sentiment is now mostly in favour of change, and the ruling Shakai Taishuto party knows this.

    27 August: The Union of Britain creates a commission to study the possibility of High Speed Rail. With first links planned between London, Birmingham, and Edinburgh.

    3 September: The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, or GATT, went into force after being ratified in April earlier this year.

    10 September: Yi Un, King of Korea, formally decrees, after much deliberation. That the Office of the Prime Minister would be elected independently off of the Parliament, that means that the Prime Minister of Korea would be elected by the people, while Parliament would be elected separately.

    28 September: Campaigning season closes throughout Japan, with each major candidate making their closing remarks.

    1 October: General Elections in Japan, Shigeru Yoshida won a major victory, with his party gaining enough seats to have 46% of the seats. The Shakai Taishuto still retains a majority of 51% of the seats, while the Rikken Kakushinto and Rikken Seiyukai limps by. 2% for the Kakushinto and 1% for the Seiyukai.

    3 October: The construction of the Space Launch Center on Tanegashima island begins, after much deliberation with the local islanders.

    20 October: Much of the major construction projects on the Japanese Pacific Territories is finished, with only a few road building projects encountering some unexpectedly stiff resistance. Projections indicate that all projects will be finished by early 1953.

    25 October: The Kawasaki H-1, the first helicopter to enter Japanese Military service, was unveiled, production starts immediately.

    1 November: Japanese Military officials are considering leasing some land in the Russian Siberia in order to conduct Nuclear Testing.

    4 November: The Severo-Kurilsk Earthquake, with a 9.0 intensity, hits the Kamchatka Peninsula, a Tsunami took the lives of some 2300 people.

    20 November: The first ever successful Sexual Reassignment surgery was conducted in Copenhagen. George Jorgensen Jr changes her name to Christine Jorgensen.

    25 November: Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap opens at the Ambassador Theatre in London. It would become the longest continuously running production play in history.

    14 December: The first successful surgical separation of Siamese Twins was conducted in France.

    25 December: One East Russian soldier was killed in a freak skirmish near the city of Samara.

    30 December: Japan formally has a combined population of 100 Million People.
     
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    1 January: Hank Williams, a famous American Country music singer, nearly dies at a car crash on his way to Canton, Ohio.

    6 January: The Singapore Declaration, both Insulindia and the Malayan Federation declared the creation of an organisation of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN for short. It’s main purpose would be to promote economic cooperation and peace within the South East Asian region, headquarters are built within the Insulindian capital of Jakarta.

    9 January: Marguerite Pitre, an accomplice within the Guay affair, became the last woman to ever be hanged in Canada.

    20 January: The MIG-17 officially becomes the mainline fighter jet for Eastern Russia.

    25 January: The Rhenish Commune has officially completed the work of agglomerating various syndicate companies within the Ruhr, the old structures of the Junkers were replaced by worker owned steel mills, car factories, and coal mines.

    31 January: The North Sea Flood hits the Batavian commune and the Union of Britain, killing 1,836 people in the Netherlands and 307 in the United Kingdom.

    2 February: Naziq al Abid, President of the Republic of Syria, announces that Free Elections for all seats of both the National Assembly and the Senate would be happening in the year 1960, she promises that she will do ‘everything in her power to ensure that the voice of the people would be heard.’

    5 February: Konrad Adenauer, Daniel Guerin and Clement Attlee announced that they would create a joint ‘European Economic Community’ for France, Britain, and the various communes of Germany. The leaders of Italy, Wallonia, Switzerland and Batavia expressed interest in such an endeavor as well.

    10 February: The Headquarters for the East Asian Coal and Steel community was finally built in Osaka.

    13 February: Christine Jorgensen, the first ever Trans Woman, returns to New York after a successful sexual reassignment surgery in Denmark.

    16 February: The All-India Academy of Sciences is established in the city of Mumbai.

    25 February: Jacques Tati’s film, Les Vacances de Monsieur Mulot is released in France.

    28 February: James Watson and Francis Crick of the University of Cambridge announces their discovery of the structure of the DNA Molecule.

    1 March: All construction within the Japanese Pacific Territories is finished, roads were built, train lines across the cities in Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and Fiji were finished, and the economic impact was immediate. Commodity prices are dropping due to the easier transport times and with the oncoming elections, the locals are seemingly content with the current arrangement.

    15 March: Operation Ice Cage, a heavily modified Japanese Artillery Piece successfully fires it’s first live Nuclear Artillery Shell on the frozen tundras of Siberia. This also marks the second time Japan tests live nuclear weapons, the first one being their test of the country’s first Atom Bomb.

    18 March: The Yenice-Gönen earthquake hits Western Turkey, causing at least 1,070 deaths and $3.57 Million in damages.

    26 March: Jonas Salk, a scientist living in Hawaii, announces the first Polio Vaccine.

    29 March: A fire at a nursing home in Largo, Florida kills 33 people, including singer and songwriter Arthur Fields.

    10 April: The Melbourne Knights FC was founded.

    15 April: Negotiations between the American Union State and Puerto Rico breaks down, as the AUS government accuses Puerto Rico for stalling the negotiations, while the Puerto Ricans accuse the Americans of pushing in unreasonable terms.

    16 April: Huey Long announces that ‘within this decade, the Union State would retake Puerto Rico in full.’

    17 April: Tetsu Katayama delivers his ‘Chance for Peace’ speech, he visibly announces the dangers of ideological conflict, nuclear weapons and militarism, and calls for peace and understanding within both the leadership of the CPS and the Third Internationale.

    25 April: Francis Crick and James Watson publish the Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose nucleic Acid. The first ever paper describing the double helix structure of the DNA.

    5 May: Aldous Huxley tries the hallucinogen mescaline, inspiring him to write the book The Doors of Perception.

    9 May: Australian Senate Elections, immigration fears propels Robert Menzies’ Liberal party into power within the Australian Senate, potentially ending up in a ‘lame duck’ session for Ben Chifley’s labour government.

    10 May: The people of Chemnitz, Prussia, voted against renaming their city to be Karl Marx Stadt.

    11 May: Waco Tornado Outbreak, an F5 tornado hits Waco. Killing 114.

    16 May: The Organisation of Flight Standards, or OFS, was founded by various CPS and non CPS nations. They would start establishing communication standards and protocols for civil aviation.

    18 May: Mei Yamahito became the first woman to break the sound barrier in her J7W2 Shinden.

    29 May: Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first men to reach the summit of Mt Qomolangma.

    June 7-9: Flint-Worcester Tornado Outbreak, a storm system spawns 46 tornados of various sizes throughout America, killing 246 people.

    13 June: Imre Nagy became the leader of the Hungarian Commune.

    17 June: The Vladivostok Automobile Factory, or VAZ, was formally created. A result of many businessmen banding together to create the first Russian Automobile Company, it initially produces licensed Toyotas for the Russian Market.

    18 June: Tachikawa Air Disaster, An IJAF Transport Plane crashes after takeoff on the Tachikawa Airfield near Tokyo, killing all passengers onboard. The first air crash with a death toll exceeding 100 people and the deadliest air crash of the time.

    19 June: The Baton Rouge bus boycott has begun.

    30 June: The first roll on-roll off ferry crossing took place in the cities of Fukuoka and Busan.

    3 July: Hermann Buhl, an Australian climber, made the climb to Nanga Parbat alone.

    5 July: The first assembly of the East Asian Coal and Steel Community took place in Osaka, Japan.

    9 July: The Union State Treasury is renamed as the Bureau of Internal Revenue.

    10 July: Under current immigration and refugee laws, several thousand European Refugees are eligible to become a citizen of Japan, most, if not all European immigrants took the jump.

    23 July: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell, is released by 20th Century Fox.

    26 July: Reports from Japanese spies indicate that French military officials are planning to build a dedicated, supersonic, multirole aircraft, able to bomb, dogfight, and support infantry if needed. They name this project as the ‘Mirage.’

    8 August: Clement Attlee announces that the Union of Britain has a Hydrogen Bomb.

    12 August: A 7.2 magnitude earthquake hits the Ionian islands, considered Greece’s worst natural disaster in Centuries.

    13 August: The first footage of the British test of the Hydrogen bomb were released, the bomb was detonated in northern Canada.

    18 August: The second iteration of the Kinsey Reports, Sexual Behaviour in the Human Female was published in all languages of the CPS. It predictably caused a stir in Japanese society yet again.

    30 August: A simple electrical fire in a house within the outskirts of Tokyo ended in disaster, due to lack of a sprinkler system inside the house and the firefighters arriving too late. The fire consumed the Japanese suburbs, killing some 300 people and even reached parts of Tokyo proper. millions of dollars in damages and countless old, wooden Japanese buildings were lost.

    4 September: The first paper discussing REM sleep was published within the academic journals of Waseda University.

    5 September: Lawrence Hilton Jacobs was born.

    26 September: Cane Sugar Rationing was ended in the UoB.

    28 September: Although sporadic efforts of relief were underway by the Japanese Government, the Prime Minister has formally issued an order for the army to intervene, building camps and setting up various temporary housing for the thousands of Japanese displaced in the fires.

    1 October: In a radical suggestion, Egyptian King Farouk 1 publicly proposes that the Japanese split the revenue of the Canal Zone by 50/50. This would enable Egypt to handle the influx of refugees better and it would lead to decreasing tensions between the locals and the European immigrants.

    5 October: The first meeting of Narcotics Anonymous was held in Tokyo, Japan.

    9 October: The West Indies Federation, already facing severe pressure, formally joins the Third Internationale. It is also technically the last surviving Entente nation that has not capitulated. The joining of the West Indies Federation formally marks the end of the Entente Cordiale.

    23 October: Alto Broadcasting System begins airing in the Philippines. Making it the first television broadcast in Southeast Asia. It would later be known as ABS-CBN.

    30 October: Tetsu Katayama reluctantly agrees, in accordance with his military advisers, to expand the Japanese Nuclear Arsenal even further, in order to counter the Syndicalist Threat.

    5 November: David Ben Gurion was elected as a member of the Syrian National Assembly.

    7 November: Japanese spies have heard that British Military Officials are planning to build an Aircraft that can take off and land vertically, the official code name of the plane is Kestrel.

    20 November: The Nakajima X-2, piloted by Japanese ace Hiroshi Nishizawa, becomes the first plane to reach Mach 2.

    25 November: England loses to Hungary by 6-3, at Wembley Stadium. Known as the Match of the Century, English supporters took to the streets to riot and destroy nearby property.

    1 December: Hugh Hefner publishes the first issue of Playboy Magazine. At $.50 each, it sells by the tens of thousands.

    6 December: Conductor Arturo Toscanini performs Eroica for the first time, the live performance was broadcasted all across the Internationale by radio, and later released for records and CD’s.

    17 December: Japanese regulators approve the first sale of colour television for the first time.

    30 December: Ramon Magsaysay was inaugurated as the 2nd President of the Philippines.
     
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    3 January: Italian Broadcaster RAI opens it’s transmissions. It became the premier radio station for all of Italy and one of the few Syndicalist radio stations that transmit abroad.

    10 January: Union Airways Flight 571, a UA De Havilland Comet disintegrated in midair due to metal fatigue. All 35 people are killed.

    12 January: Avalanches in Austria kills more than 200

    14 January: Marilyn Monroe marries Joe Dimaggio at the San Francisco City Hall

    20 January: The National Negro Network, a radio based service exclusive for African Americans, was established. It has 46 Radio Member stations.

    25 January: The first ever nuclear submarine, the Revolution, was launched on Brest, it was inaugurated by Daniel Guérin himself.

    10 February: The second ever nuclear submarine, the Republic, was launched in Liverpool, and it’s launching ceremony was broadcasted widely across the TV stations across Britain.

    20 February: The first mass vaccination of children against Polio happened in Honolulu, Hawaii.

    1 March: Japanese officials announced that the country has developed a Hydrogen bomb.

    2 March: The Puerto Rico incident, Puerto Rican nationalists infiltrated and shot several congressmen during a session in the Union State Congress. Injuring 5, they killed themselves before the police could apprehend them.

    9 March: American journalists produces a 30 minute see it now documentary, it was titled A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy

    13 March: Vietnamese forces conducted an exercise of logistics near the city of Dien Bien Phu, it was an exercise to test just how difficult it would be to move military logistics in tropical rainforests and hills.

    27 March: Japan releases footage of the Hydrogen Bomb explosion, this time, the bomb was detonated underground within Siberia.

    30 March: The first ever operational subway line in Canada was opened in Toronto.

    1 April: Congress authorizes President Huey Long to construct a Union State Airforce Academy in Colorado

    4 April: Legendary conductor Arturo Toscanini experiences a memory lapse mid concert, he announces his retirement after the concert’s end, never to play symphony ever again.

    8 April: A Canadian military plane and a Canadian Passenger plane collided near Saskatchewan, killing 37 people.

    11 April: This day was denoted as the most boring day in the 20th century, as nothing significant is known to have happened on this day.

    14 April: A Syndicalist spy ring in Australia is unraveled.

    16 April: President Huey Long announces a willingness to ‘triple our military expenditure’ as a result of both the Syndicalist, and Japanese presence within the Caribbean.

    20 April: Skyengine Laboratories, a company founded by a former aircraft engineer in Nakajima, was founded, it focuses on building Plane Engines for any customers interested. Shin Meiwa Industries becomes the company’s first customer and major investor.

    26 April: Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai is released in Japan.

    22 April: Senator Joseph Mccarthy begins hearings, investigating whether or not the Union State Military is being ‘soft’ on Syndicalism.

    28 April: France and Britain officially adopt the FN FAL as their main service rifle.

    1 May: The Kyushu J7W3, the last iteration of the jet fighter, was formally adopted into the Imperial Japanese Airforce, it features 4 inlets where 4 250 lb bombs or 4 early air to air missiles could be placed.

    5 May: The Nile Water and Trade Economic Community was born, taking inspiration from it’s East Asian counterpart, representatives from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia and Egypt agreed to form a common standard for tariffs for all the ports within their countries, and also agreed to not build any dams that would massively impact the flow of the river nile. Proposals for the Aswan dam are deemed not severely impactful to the flow of the river.

    8 May: The Asian Football Confederation is formed in Manilla, Philippines.

    14 May: After years of development, Mitsubishi unveils the Mitsubishi Skyjet 100. The first major widebody airliner made in Japan. Both Japan Airlines and Nippon Helicopter and Aeroplane expressed interest, with Qantas and Philippine Air Lines signing contracts for the aircraft as well.

    15 May: The Latin Union is created in the conference of Madrid. It’s initial member countries include France, Iberia, Italy, and Romania.

    17 May: Brown v Board of Education. The US Supreme Court rules that segregated schools are constitutional, despite promises from Huey Long that the government would ensure that ‘separated but equal would be true to its spirit and letter.’ Riots within African American neighborhoods ensued.

    22 May: The Common Nordic Labour Market act is signed. With a notable exception being Finland.

    3 June: The Philippines and Siam formally joins ASEAN.

    9 June: Mccarthyism, General J. Lawton Collins, during a congressional hearing. Lashes out against Senator Mccarthy, saying ‘Have you, at long last, no decency?’

    15 June: The Union of European Football Associations, or UEFA, was formed in Basel, Switzerland.

    22 June: Sarah Mae Flemming was expelled from a bus in North Carolina, for sitting in a whites only section.

    27 June: The world’s first nuclear power station opens up near Tokyo, Japan.

    1 July: The Common Nordic Market Act came into effect.

    4 July: Food rationing in the Union of Britain ends. Meats in Britain can now be purchased as much as desired.

    15 July: The Skyjet 100 prototype takes its first maiden flight.

    29 July: The Seven Swords, the first of three volumes in Saneatsu Mushanokoji’s epic, Tales from a lost time, is published. It features an unusual cast of a Female Main Character, A parallel to a Samurai Warrior, an archer from the mountains, a brute from the Far North, and a charismatic trader from the southern islands. It becomes an instant hit.

    31 July: Japanese expedition to K2. Japanese mountaineers and former soldiers managed to climb the summit of the second highest mountain in the world.

    6 August: The first issue of Sports Illustrated is published in the United States.

    23 August: The Lockheed C-130 Hercules makes its maiden flight in Burbank, California.

    3 September: The last episode of the Lone Ranger radio program was broadcasted, after 2,596 episodes over a period of 21 years.

    10 September: A dead body was found in an unusual place, at an unusual time within the new apartment buildings of Tokyo, Metropolitan Police couldn’t make heads or tails concerning the death of the person. Corresponding evidence includes a burnt pile of what looked to be official paperwork of the Yasuda Zaibatsu and a carving on his body which spells ‘Truth always comes out.’

    15 September: Black Wednesday, severe delays in flights, due to bad weather, occur along the East Coast of America.

    17 September: William Golding’s Lord of the Flies was published in London.

    26 September: Japanese Ferry Toya Maru sank in the Tsugaru Strait. More than 1,100 people are killed, 7 other ships are wrecked, and at least 9 people are seriously injured.

    30 September: The Revolution and the Republic officially enters service in both the French and British navies respectively.

    11 October: Hurricane Hazel hits Haiti, killing 1,000

    18 October: Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo (later name Sony) announces the development of the first commercial transistor radio. The TR-54. It went on sale next month.

    26 October: A Syndicalist spy attempts to assassinate Egyptian General Gamal Abdel Nasser, the attempt ended in failure.

    3 November: The first ever film of Godzilla appears in Tokyo.

    12 November: Vietnam and Laos joins ASEAN.

    13 November: Britain defeats France in the first ever Rugby World Cup. In a stadium with around 30,000 spectators.

    23 November: The Nikkei Stock Average has, for the first time, peaked once more, surpassing it’s previous peak of 350.65 points. The first time the stock index has surpassed it’s level after Black Monday.

    30 November: In Sylacauga, Alabama. a fragment of a meteorite hits the roof of a house and injures a sleeping woman. It is the first documented case of an object from outer space hitting a person.

    1 December: Investigation on the mysterious person’s death in Tokyo continues, With Metropolitan Police authorities raiding Yasuda Zaibatsu offices for evidence, despite stronger than expected resistance from the Zaibatsu’s clerks.

    2 December: The US Senate votes 67-22 to condemn Joseph Mccarthy for ‘Conduct that brings the Senate into Dishonour and Disrepute.’

    23 December: The first ever successful Kidney Transplant was performed in Paris, France.

    31 December: The UDT/SEAL, a special operations branch of the Navy, was officially formed and integrated into Japan’s special forces command.

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    5 January: The Strömsund Bridge is completed in Sweden, making it the first significant cable stayed bridge.

    17 January: The Republic was put to sea for the first time in Devonport Naval Base.

    18 January: The I-500, the first ever Japanese Nuclear Submarine, was successfully built in Kure. Seaworthiness trials are set to commence immediately.

    22 January: The Japanese Ministry of Defense announces a plan to develop Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles, in accordance with the memorandum signed by the PM last year.

    29 January: Australian engineers at Hawker Siddeley Australia, what remains of the Hawker Siddeley corporation, announces a plan to create it’s own multirole fighter, with the only exception being that it’s going to be transonic, unlike the Supersonic ones Japan plans on developing.

    9 February: 90,000 non-white residents in Sophiatown, a suburb in Johannesburg, were forcibly evicted from their homes.

    12 February: The Mitsubishi Supersonic Fighter prototype takes it’s first test flight. In a very restricted location in Japanese Sakhalin. Observers note at the ease of the plane reaching Mach 1.

    19 February: The first session of ASEAN was held in Jakarta.

    20 February: Afghanistan passes a series of bills reinforcing women’s rights, explicitly permitting women to drive, wear headscarfs, receive social services, and do any other things a man can do without any undue burden. This is a major achievement in Soraya Tarzi’s presidency. Although there is suspicion that the PSIA supplied her administration with incriminating info about her political opponents.

    1 March: Ramon Magsaysay formally declares his intention to make the Philippines an ‘Advanced Economy’ by the 1970s, he first announces his ‘Prosperous Village’ program, a series of concentrated investments in rural Filipino villages, making the Military create wells, roads, and other infrastructure to connect villages better to Urban Centers.

    5 March: Ramon Magsaysay also announced a land reform program in the same vein as Japan’s. He created the National Resettlement and Rehabilitation Administration, or NARRA for short, to coordinate the divestment of land from landowners into the tenants that work it. It predictably meets stiff resistance from various land owners.

    15 March: Claudette Covin, a 15 year old African American girl, refuses to give her seat in a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. It garners national attention very quickly.

    17 March: While it is too early to discuss conclusions, recent reports indicate that Poverty rates across the Middle East and the Nile River region have been dropping at a steady 2% rate. Even with the refugee crisis on full swing. Some attribute it to The Nihonbashi system, which allows foreign made goods to be exported to Japan without undue restrictions.

    20 March: Evan Hunter’s Blackboard Jungle movie adaptation airs in American theatres. It gathered controversy immediately due to it’s discussion around race issues.

    1 April: The ‘Organisation of Russians Concerned with reunification’ held its first meeting in Ekaterinburg, it consisted of a group of prominent intellectuals and businessmen with a common interest. Unite Russia under one flag once again.

    6 April: The Yasuda Crisis begins. Several police officers leak their findings to NHK journalists, which then aired their discoveries on their daytime news section, gathering significant attention.

    11 April: Taekwondo was officially recognized as a form of Martial Arts in Korea.

    15 April: The first ever McDonalds was opened in Des Plaines, Illinois.

    18-25 April: Representatives from the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and parts of Africa meet in Bandung in what is now called the Asian-African conference. Japan also attends.

    3 May: Korean elections, Korea helds Parliamentary elections for the first time, with Social Democrats and Social Conservatives immediately leading the post election polls.

    9 May: Aeroflot, the national Carrier for East Russia, was founded. It operates surplus and retrofitted cargo planes from the war era. With plans to buy jets from Japan if possible.

    10 May: Jim Henson introduces the earliest version of Kermit the Frog, premiering in his puppet show Sam and Friends. It airs on WRC-TV, Washington DC.

    24 May: Representatives from various Syndicalist and Socialist Countries in the Third Internationale meet in the city of Paris. They all formally agree to a mutual defense treaty of all countries involved, and renamed the Third Internationale into the Syndicalist Internationale, or Syndietern for short.

    1 June: With the Social Democratic Party of Korea gaining 45% of the vote, and the Social Conservatives gaining 25% of the vote, coalition talks were immediately held. While on the PM Elections, Yun Posun won the elections to become the Prime Minister.

    5 June: Le Mans Disaster, 83 people are killed with 100 wounded after a major disaster in the 1955 24 hours of Le Mans.

    7 June: After extensive testing, the Polio vaccine was approved for widespread use in Japan, quickly followed by the rest of CPS nations approving as well.

    26 June: The Freedom Charter was adopted by the South African Congress Alliance.

    1 July: Insulindian elections, Soekarno was once again reelected as President for his 4th term, making his rule so far being the longest in Insulindian history. A total of 15 years, soon to be 20 assuming he didn’t step down or get overthrown. He also has announced that the country must ‘turn it’s page on history’, and will not be running for reelection. His PNI party predictably won the majority of seats in the Insulindian parliament yet again.

    13 July: Ruth Ellis becomes the last woman hanged in London. She was convicted of murdering her husband.

    17 July: After extensive testing, the first ever Nuclear Power Plant begins operations in full, selling power for the first time from a Nuclear power source to the suburbs of Japan.

    22 July: VAZ begins selling cars en masse to the Russian market, essentially rebadged Toyotas with some light modifications. It quickly gained traction on the small but growing Russian Middle Class.

    27 July: After many years of trying. Daniel Guérin manages to get some incredibly limited reforms passed to ensure better rights for LGBT people. The resistance from the CGT and other members of French Society was significant, but it ultimately passed. Being gay is now formally decriminalized, but rights such as adopting children, marriage, and military service is strictly prohibited.

    1 August: The first prototype of the Nakajima SA-1 flies in Hokkaido. It is the first Japanese High Altitude reconnaissance aircraft.

    3 August: The damage from the Yasuda crisis is finally being hampered by Japanese fiscal policy, a rapid investigation and frequent news updates from the government to the media has restored some measure of public trust.

    6 August: Skirmish over the Sahara. Toubou Commune and Sudanese troops clash within the middle of the Sahara Desert, 20 Toubou and 10 Sudanese lives were lost in the ensuing firefight.

    19 August; Hurricane Diane hits the Northeastern United States, killing 200 people and causing 1 Billion dollars in property damage.

    22 August: After extensive testing, the I-500 officially enters service within the Imperial Japanese Navy. It will be part of the new 500 series Nuclear Submarines, the last series of Submarine given the ‘I’ initial in their names.

    26 August: Pather Panchali, directed by Satyajit Ray, was released in India.

    1 September: 14 year old Emmett Till was lynched and shot at for allegedly threatening and grabbing a White Woman in Mississippi. His open funeral casket became a rallying cry for Civil Rights activisits.

    2 September: Christopher Mayhew ingests 400mg of Mescaline Hydrochloride as part of a Panorama special for UBC TV. It was never broadcasted in Britain.

    15 September: Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita was published in Moscow, West Russia, garnering significant press and controversy.

    18 September: An experimental Japanese Submarine became the first submarine to launch a ballistic missile. The sub’s name is I-251.

    22 September: Commercial Television starts in both Japan and the United Kingdom, in Japan, it ends the NHK’s monopoly over the TV business.

    30 September: James Dean was injured in a Car Accident in Los Angeles, California.

    4 October: Yun Posun formally visits Japan, his picture with Japanese PM Katayama is very symbolic, as their smiles signify the start of a new relationship between Japan and Korea.

    11 October: 70mm Film Projection is introduced in Japanese cinemas for the first time.

    20 October: Elvis Presley performs on live TV for the first time. In a documentary called the Pied Piper of Cleveland.

    29 October: Improper ammo storage resulted in a massive explosion for the British Battleship September 1943. The worst naval accident in the Union of Britain ever.

    3 November: The Rimutaka Tunnel opens in New Zealand, at 8.79Km, it is the longest tunnel in the Southern Hemisphere at that time.

    10 November: After extensive discussions on how to handle Civil Rights, The Union State Congress, with Huey Long signing rapidly afterwards, signs the Public Civil Rights Act. Formally making segregation in buses, trains, any other form of public transit, and in any public transport on interstate commerce in America illegal. The reaction from the South is pretty severe.

    17 November: Practically all Japanese Governmental offices in the Mainland (including Sakhalin and Taiwan) has some form of Computer that is being actively used in day to day activities.

    27 November: The Westboro Baptist Church opens it’s first service in Topeka, Kansas.

    1 December: Rosa Parks, a famous Civil Rights Activist, refused to give up her seat to make room for a White Passenger. She was arrested, which leads to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

    4 December: The International Federation of Blood Donor Organizations was founded in Brussels.

    10 December: The number of European refugees in Japan formally reaches 500,000, including those who have gained Citizenship.

    11 December: Australian Federal Elections. Ben Chifley was defeated by Robert Menzies of the Liberal Party. The significant anti immigration sentiment and the lame duck session was attributed for Ben Chifley’s defeat.

    20 December: Cardiff is declared by the British Government to be the Capital of Wales.

    22 December: An Australian Cytogeneticist correctly discovers the number of Human Chromosomes, 46.

    31 December: Toyota becomes the first company ever to make a profit of 1 Billion Dollars a year. Not counting the combined profits of the various Zaibatsus of course.
     
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    1 January: A stampede during a New Year’s event ends with 124 dead and 77 injured near Yahiko Shrine, Japan.

    3 January: A fire damages the top floors of the Eiffel Tower, Paris.

    8 January: Evangelical American priests were killed for trespassing by the Huorani people of Ecuador. After making contact with them.

    16 January: King Farouk of Egypt formally orders the military to intervene in the refugee crisis, by building emergency temporary housing especially in cities like Alexandria, where a significant amount of European refugees reside.

    20 January: Mitsubishi Aviation formally creates plans for an ‘experimental’ interceptor fighter, in collaboration with the Imperial Japanese Air Force.

    11 February: As a result of the Yasuda Crisis, Japanese investment abroad starts plummeting, forcing the sovereign governments of many nations to enact stimulus packages on their own, stretching the budgets of the CPS even further.

    18 February: After 5 years of ruling the French Commune, Daniel Guérin is about to face election. He is fighting against a rather powerful Syndicalist campaign led by a relatively new figure, a woman by the name of Simone de Beauvoir.

    20 February: Japan now has formally achieved ‘independence’ on their imports of Steel. Despite the economic downturn, early investments made during the early 1950s have been paying dividends for the country. In Korea, the Dangjin and Suncheon Steel Mills are producing tons upon tons of Steel daily, exporting it to both their growing Domestic market and to Japan, while in China, a similar situation is happening within the facilities within the Anshan region.

    22 February: Elvis Presley breaks American music charts with his hit single, Heartbreak Hotel.

    28 February: Elections for the Socialist Republic of Russia, or West Russia, will begin in the year of 1958. With several promising candidates being fielded.

    1 March: Some of the first Japanese SEAL recruits have passed training. Formally becoming active units within the Special Forces command, they now await further orders.

    3 March: The first proposal for an international radiotelephony alphabet was devised and formally presented as a draft for the OFS.

    10 March: The American F-102 Delta Dagger breaks the world speed record. Reaching 1.822 Km/h, becoming the first aircraft to reach a speed of an excess of 1.600 Km’s in level flight.

    12 March: 96 American Congressmen signed the Southern Manifesto, in an act of protest against the Civil Rights Act of 1955.

    13 March: Elvis Presley releases his first album in the Union State.

    1 April: The Nakajima SA-1 formally enters service within the Imperial Japanese Airforce. It became the branch’s first high altitude reconnaissance aircraft.

    3 April: After a massively close election. Daniel Guérin still manages to become a leader within the Commune of France, with him assuming control as Chairman of France. Simone de Beauvoir however, vows to fight in the next election cycle regardless.

    15 April: British Elections, after 5 years of being in power. Clement Attlee sweeps through victory with not much opposition, unlike in France, there isn’t any powerful opposition figure currently in the UOB.

    16 April: The Videotape was first demonstrated in the city of Nagoya. To a bunch of governmental regulators and business representatives. It is the first demonstration of a successful and practically viable video taping system.

    27 April: Rocky Marciano, heavyweight boxing champion, retires without ever losing a boxing match.

    8 May: The first series of laws regulating the influence of Zaibatsus were first proposed, garnering significant pushback from all major and minor Zaibatsus.

    13 May: Another series of laws, this time creating a basic safety net was also proposed. Unlike the ones with Zaibatsus, resistance to such laws weren’t so powerful, and most of the proposals were passed into law by the end of May.

    22 May: The NBC Peacock logo debuts in the Union State.

    25 May: The Iberian Federation and the Kingdom of India formally establishes diplomatic relations.

    1 June: Japan begins experimenting with ICBM’s. With the first ever ballistic missile. Named ‘The Flying Fish’, beginning experiments on the 1st of June.

    3 June: After years of Negotiations, Insulindia and the Philippines would buy surplus Japanese Destroyers and Cruisers, commissioning them into their own navies. Ex-Fubuki and Shimakaze Class Destroyers are being sold at a good price to both countries.

    9 June: The flag for the Imperial Japanese Army is formally dedicated.

    21 June: Playwright Arthur Miller appears before the HUAC in Washington DC.

    29 June: Marilyn Monroe married Arthur Miller in New York City.

    30 June: The Grand Canyon Collision, two airlines collided mid flight, killing all passengers aboard both airlines. The incident forces a systematic and thorough review of good aviation practices in America.

    2 July: An experiment involving scrap Thorium within a Kawasaki Nuclear Industries facility in Fukuoka resulted in an explosion, the role of radiation poisoning was downplayed.

    4 July: The Nakajima SA-1 begins it’s first reconnaissance flight on Western Russia.

    9 July: A 7.7 Magnitude Earthquake hits the Cyclades island group in the Aegean, 53 people were killed.

    10 July: The Death Penalty was formally abolished in the Union of Britain.

    13 July: Akira Nakashima (NEC), Eiichi Goto (Tokyo University), Joh Kenzo (Osaka Technical College), and Ishii Osamu (Electrotechnical Laboratory) assemble the first coordinated research meeting on the topic of Artificial Intelligence, at Kyushu University, Japan.

    25 July: The SS Andrea Doria sinks after colliding with the SS Stockholm off the coast of the Kattegat.

    30 July: In God we trust was formally adopted as the American national motto.

    5 August: DuMont Television Network airs its final broadcast after going bankrupt last year. An episode from it’s sports series Boxing from St. Nicholas Arena.

    7 August: A huge explosion in Cali, Colombia. Caused by seven trucks carrying dynamite. It killed roughly 1300 people and injured 7000 more.

    9 August: An exhibition of This is Tomorrow opens in London.

    17 August: The Hard Disk Drive was invented by NEC.

    9 September: Elvis Presley appears on the Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.

    16 September: Television Broadcasting in Australia commences

    27 September: The Kawasaki P-56 becomes the first manned aircraft to reach Mach 3.

    1 October: Japanese Elections, Shigeru Yoshida's Minseito party obtains a 56% majority in seats within the House of Commons. Ousting Tetsu Katayama's Taishuto party to the wilderness, with only 34% of the vote. The Kakushinto and Seiyukai gained 5% respectively.

    5 October: Cecil B DeMille’s Ten Commandments airs in America, immediately becoming an instant hit and a major success worldwide.

    8 October: After years of debate, it is agreed that the Japanese rocket program would utilize a three stage rocket system. One for liftoff, the other for continuing thrust, and the final stage being separation of the spacecraft from the rocket.

    14 October: Indira Kala Sangeet University was inaugurated by Indira Gandhi.

    15 October: The Avro Lancaster bomber was formally retired from British Service.

    17 October: Europe’s first commercial nuclear power plant was opened in Calder Hall, England.

    31 October: An expeditionary group done by the Imperial Japanese Navy reaches the South Pole (by air), and begins constructing a permanent research base in the South Pole.

    1 November: The States’ Reorganisation Act of India was passed by the Council of Princes, formally creating the states of Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh.

    3 November: After stumbling in production due to the Civil War, the Wizard of Oz formally airs in the Union State.

    5 November: 1956 US Presidential Election, Huey Long wins a decisive majority against challenger William Dudley Pelley.

    12 November: Morocco, Sudan and Somalia formally joins the United Nations.

    13 November: Browder v Gale. After pressure from the Union State government, the Supreme Court rules that segregated buses are unconstitutional, ending the Montgomery bus boycott and inflaming racial tensions in America even further.

    15 November: The Middle East Technical University was founded in Damascus, Syria.

    30 November: Floyd Patterson wins the world heavyweight boxing championship, a position that is vacant after the retirement of Rocky Marciano.

    1 December: Representatives from the Imperial Japanese Army, Navy and Air Force meets in Tokyo to discuss the future of Japan’s military strategy, the resulting document would then be sent into the government next year.

    5 December: Rose Heilbron becomes Britain’s first female judge.

    18 December: The Great Escape, the first ever game show, with prizes that included packaged vacation deals, airs on NHK.

    31 December: Bob Barker makes his first debut as a host for the game show Truth or Consequences.
     
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    1 January: Hung Government in Malaya. The 1956 elections have resulted in a three way split between the Conservative UMNO, the Socialist BSRM, and the newly founded People’s Action Party, or PAP. Led by a passionate politician named Lee Kuan Yew. His positions of pursuing rapid economic growth over social change won over a significant amount of supporters from both sides.

    3 January: The Imperial Japanese Army starts tendering a proposal for a tank towards the various Zaibatsus, it would incorporate newly made electronics, better optics, a 105 mm main gun, and high fuel efficiency.

    7 January: The Saarland/ Luxembourg Referendum, after years of negotiation between the Rhennish Commune and the Commune of France, both the Saarland region and Luxembourg voted to join the Commune of France.

    9 January: Elvis Presley appears at the Ed Sullivan show for the final time.

    23 January: The battle of Montgomery, remnant Klansmen, already thoroughly destroyed by Huey Long’s efforts against the organisation, tried to do a terror campaign in Alabama, firstly by trying to murder Willie Edwards, but a local ‘defense unit’ of African Americans, which just so happen to stumble into the incident, fought against the Klansmen, the fighting eventually bleeds into all over the city, with blacks and whites, both of them having higher amounts of guns due to the civil war, brawling and battling it out in the streets.

    3 February: The 1957-58 Influenza pandemic, a virus originating in Guizhou, China, spreads across the world. Expecting to kill 1 million people worldwide.

    7 February: A coal explosion in Bishop, Virginia, kills 37 men.

    10 February: The Revolution logs it’s 60,000th mile, matching the endurance of the Nautilus in Jules Verne’s novel, 20,000 leagues under the sea.

    18 February: Andrei Gromyko becomes the Foreign Minister of the Russian Republic.

    20 February: “The Toddler’s Truce”, a controversial TV shutdown between 6 to 7 PM, is abolished in the Union of Britain.

    28 February: Gaston, a French comic strip, was unveiled.

    1 March: Sud Aviation. A merger between the various aviation companies that dot France, was formed. After multiple union votes, and negotiations between management and workers regarding the company’s organisation. The company is very much set to make the much rumoured ‘mirage’ jet fighter.

    4 March: A new stock index, the JCR 500, named after the Japan Credit Rating Agency. Was first published in Japan.

    8 March: The first public test flight and unveiling of the Mitsubishi F-1, a multirole fighter jet that can reach supersonic speeds, is armed with both infrared and semi active radar missiles, and is equipped with external fuel tanks.

    14 March: Boris Shumyatsky, current President of the Russian Republic, announces that he will step down. After multiple decades in power. He announced that elections would be held next year. Immediately, the Kadety, Narodniki, and PFER political parties are clear favourites.

    26 March: Elvis Presley buys Graceland, on 3734 Bellevue Boulevard, he and his family move on from their old house on 1034 Audubon Drive.

    31 March: Kadokawa’s Kimba the White Lion, based off of Osamu Tezuka’s manga, was serialized into TV. Broadcasted in NHK, the series became a huge hit with Children.

    3 April: Chaos in Malaya, due to the Hung Government, laws and regulations are being passed at a much slower than usual rate. Representatives from UMNO repeatedly criticized the BSRM government and the PAP for not willing to cooperate, while Lee Kuan Yew and Yusof Bin Ishak are accusing each other for being a ‘sucker’ in politics.

    10 April: The Distant Warning Line, a series of radar stations located in the Kamchatka Peninsula, was finally completed. It would give Japan a big heads up in the event of a mass aerial assault coming in from Canada or America.

    2 May: Die Stem van Suid-Afrika, written by Cornelis Jacobus Langenhoven, becomes the new South African national anthem.

    16 May: Exercise Iron Will. A massive exercise involving the Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Indian and Korean Armies, was held in Northern China. All military representatives from the various nations agree that this will become an annual exercise, improving the cohesion and coordination of the various armies. In the 60s and 70s, the armies of the Philippines, Insulindia, and the Middle East would be involved as well.

    24 May: May 24th Incident. A mysterious man found dead in the streets of Taipei triggered an immediate police investigation, the results showed that the man died of Police Brutality, and considering that the man was of European Ethnicity, riots started breaking out across the island by the island’s significant European population.

    9 June: Broad Peak, on the Chinese-Indian border, was first ascended.

    10 June: After 7 years of grueling negotiations and election cycles, the negotiations first initiated by Osman Ali Khan was finally passed by the Council of Princes. It would first create a Council of Commons, in which an independent committee would decide the drawing of the Council Districts to prevent gerrymandering. Other laws such as Universal Healthcare and an abolition of the caste system were also formally ratified and signed. It remains to be seen how this will affect Indian politics.

    20 June: Toru Takemitsu’s Requiem of Strings was first performed by the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.

    21 June: John Diefenbacker becomes the 13th Prime Minister of the Union of Canada.

    27 June: Hurricane Audrey hits Louisiana, killing 400 people.

    1 July: The International Geophysical Year begins.
    • The Citroen Traction Avant Automobile was first produced.

    6 July: John Lennon and Paul Mccartney first met in Liverpool, at a garden near St. Peter’s Church.

    9 July: Elvis Presley’s film, Loving You airs in Theatres across America.

    15 July: Japanese naval designers have completed a series of drafts around a proposed supercarrier. It would have an angled flight deck, two catapults, and an updated arrestor wire system, capable of launching aircraft at an unprecedented rate, if the projections are to be believed.

    20 July: The Nakajima FA-1, a heavy supersonic fighter-bomber, was first introduced to the public. Both the F-1 and the FA-1 garnered significant attention from the Japanese Military, who were looking at replacements for their aging fleet of Shindens and Keiun Kai’s.

    29 July: The International Atomic Energy Agency was founded.

    1 August: The Kawasaki FI-1, a competitor to the Mitsubishi proposal, was unveiled to the public, while generally heavier and more fuel intensive, it trades the F-1’s range and flexibility with sheer payload capability, able to bring in more weapons into the fight than the F-1.

    28 August: The Summer Compromise, Lee Kuan Yew and Yusof Bin Ishak met in Singapore to discuss their differences and end the Hung Government. Lee Kuan Yew agreed to the extensive social reforms Yusof Bin Ishak proposes, while he, in turn, agreed to deregulate and open the Malayan market towards further investments from all across the Co-Prosperity Sphere. The resulting PAP-BSRM coalition government would end the period of Hung Government in Malaya.

    1 September: 175 people die in Jamaica, West Indies Federation, in a railway disaster.

    4 September: The Little Rock Crisis, the governor of Arkansas orders the deployment of the Union State Militia to prevent African American students from enrolling in Little Rock High School.

    7 September: NBC introduces an animated version of it’s peacock logo.

    9 September: The Civil Rights Act of 1957 was passed through congress, creating a Civil Rights Commission and increasing African American turnout in American elections in the South.

    15 September: The Chinese Army adopts the T-55 as their mainline battle tank, christening it’s name as the ZTZ-57. It would serve the Chinese army up to the 1970s with other variants introduced.

    17 September: Have Gun, Will Travel airs on NHK. It is a story of a former samurai who takes up gunslinging, and travels Japan in the late 1800s, helping poor people along his journeys.

    20 September: The G12N Shouri project was announced by the Imperial Japanese Air Force, the branch has a desire for a long range, high altitude bomber that can drop both conventional weapons and nuclear bombs if need be. Participants in the contest include Kawasaki, Mitsubishi, Aichi and Nakajima.

    1 October: Which? Magazine, a magazine which focuses on independent reviews on a variety of products, was first published in the Union of Britain.

    4 October: Messenger Program. The Commune of France launches the first ever satellite, the Messenger 1, into space.

    10 October: The Windscale Nuclear Disaster, the Windscale Nuclear Reactor releases radioactive contaminants into the local area, including Iodine 131.
    • Atlas Shrugged was published by Author Ayn Rand in Honolulu, Hawaii.

    11 October: An NEC Computer, the NEC Model 1955. Successfully calculated the trajectory of the rocket that launched the Messenger satellite, even up to the place where the rocket would eventually crash into.

    16 October: The Sphere Expo begins, and it was a disaster.

    22 October: The battle of the Desert, Sudanese and Toubou troops clash once more in the deserts of North Africa, escalating tensions in the region.

    27 October: Cêlal Bayar was re-elected President of Turkey.

    31 October: Toyota begins exporting vehicles to the ‘Non Syndicalist West.’ In nations such as Australia, New Zealand, and the Union State of America. Due to earlier negotiations between Japan and Australia, Australian carmaker Holden would also get the chance to set up shop in Japan, bringing Australian vehicles on sale for the first time in the land of the rising sun.

    3 November: The Commune of France launches Messenger 2, with a dog inside of it, the dog was successfully brought back to Earth after a 7 day journey. Landing in the Massif Central region in France.

    13 November: A researcher at Kyushu University invents the Laser.

    30 November: In a regular trip to the islands, the plane where Soekarno was supposed to be travelling broke down. He lived with the locals for 7 days as a replacement plane was acquired, endearing his personality to much of the islanders.

    5 December: The first ever Japanese attempt to launch a rocket fails, with the explosion of the N-1 Rocket at the launch pad.

    18 December: The journey across the jungle, detailing the struggles and battles of the average Japanese soldier while fighting the Syndicalists in Burma, was released. It was a smashing hit.

    19 December: Japan Helicopter and Aeroplane Transport Company formally renames itself to All Nippon Airways, or ANA for short.

    20 December: The Mitsubishi Skyjet 100 flies for the first time, production of the jet would begin immediately.

    31 December: Ramon Magsaysay, President of the Philippines, announces that he will be travelling to Japan to negotiate a trade deal, much to the surprise of both the Japanese and Filipino authorities.
     
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    1 January: The first Carrefour opens in France.
    • The Nile Economic Community comes into being.
    • Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo renames itself into Sony

    4 January: Messenger 1 burns up in Earth orbit.

    5 January: The Imperial Japanese Navy’s Antarctic expedition completes it’s latest journey, this time with powered vehicles for the first time. These vehicles bring about construction equipment to build a rudimentary airfield in the South Pole.

    18 January: Battle of Port Moresby. Overzealous policing done by ethnic Japanese policemen within the city of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, sparked riots among the native Melanesian population.

    28 January: A group of Insulindian businessmen forms the Adi Putro company, a Vehicular design company, specifically made to modify existing trucks and other small public transport to suit Insulindia’s needs. It would later become Insulindia’s premier Car Company.

    1 February: Naziq Al Abid, current President of Syria, announces that the date of the election would be held by the 25th of July, 1960. After an unprecedented effort by her Administration to educate the population on the workings of Democracy, her popularity remains shockingly high, considering her status as an Arab feminist, and it looks like, as regular elections will take place in the next decade, that she will remain as President for quite sometime.

    2 February: The word Aerospace is formed, based on the word Aero (Air), and Spacecraft (Space).

    5 February: Gamal Abdel Nasser is elected as the New Prime Minister of Egypt, he promises further economic cooperation with ‘our Nile region allies and the Co-Prosperity Sphere.’

    11 February: The Republic of China projects that this year’s economic growth would be a solid 10.5%, with significant investments coming from Japan and Australia. China has been the largest recipient of Japanese investment, and it is showing up in their GDP numbers.

    20 February: A test rocket explodes in Tanegashima.

    21 February: The peace symbol was designed by Yasuhitomo Tarada, commissioned by the Campaign of Nuclear Disarmament, protesting Japan’s nuclear weapons’ expansion programs.

    28 February: The campaign for nuclear disarmament was launched in Tokyo, Japan.

    8 March: The last British and French Battleships were decommissioned, leaving Japan as the only major naval power operating Battleships.

    17 March: Japan launches its first successful satellite, the surveyor 1. The satellite would stay for 2 years until it re-enters Earth orbit.

    25 March: Canada’s Avro Arrow takes its first flight. It’s long range and high performance ensures orders would come in from the Union of Britain and Poland. Both nations wanting to have a high performance interceptor to serve their needs.

    26 March: The Sud Aviation Mirage 3 was first unveiled to the Public, a high performance light fighter, the Mirage 3 is promised to become the Commune of France’s premier fighter jet, with plans for a Mirage 4 Interceptor fighter well underway.

    1 April: Unemployment in America reaches 20%, marking the height of the 1958 recession in America, after years of stable economic growth, multiple pressures such as slowing car sales, more expensive loans for property, and lack of any major trade partners ended the so called ‘Huey Long Boom.’

    6 April: The François-Furukawa agreement, an agreement in which Japan and France would send University Students to their respective countries for cultural, scientific, and educational exchanges, was formalized.

    7 April: The Second Sphere Expo, now based on a new building called the Tokyo Big Sight, was opened for the general public. It was a smashing hit.

    21 April: United Airlines flight 736 collides mid flight with a US Air Force F-105 Jet Fighter in Nevada, all 49 persons in both planes are killed.

    22 April: Saturday Afternoon at Home, one of the most famous British Comedy Shows, airs on the Union of Britain for the first time.

    1 May: Arturo Frondizi becomes President of Argentina.

    12 May: The Pacific Air Defense Command, a formal agreement signed by Japan, the Philippines, and East Russia, comes into force.

    15 May: The Union of Britain launches its first ever satellite, the Revolution 1.

    22 May: President Huey Long makes it’s first televised address on television, making the first American President to ever do so.

    30 May: Unidentified bodies of veterans from all sides of the 2nd American Civil War is buried at Arlington.

    1 June: ‘A dishonorable practice’, an opinion article at the New York Times, written by a ‘Mister Anonymous’, was published, it widely condemned the institution of segregation and discrimination of African Americans in the Union State, decades later. It would be later revealed that the anonymous writer is in fact, John F Kennedy himself

    10 June: Pizza Hut was founded in Wichita, Kansas

    13 June: After 5 years of governance, Imre Nagy was reelected as the leader of the Hungarian Commune.

    20 June: The Iron Barque Omega of Callao, Peru-Bolivian Confederation, sinks, carrying guano, it is the last full rigged ship trading on sail.

    1 July: The Imperial Japanese Navy has finally decided on what supercarrier design they should make. Proposal C, perhaps the ‘smallest’ proposal in terms of tonnage and size, is nonetheless a quantum leap in performance. Far more capable than the current Kaga class, construction will begin this year, with the first seaworthiness trials being conducted in 1960.

    2 July: The Imperial Japanese Navy also sets out a plan to completely overhaul it’s submarine fleet, already in the process of retiring it’s oldest subs. In addition to the new I-500, and the Kaidai IV, the IJN will also make a new submarine, the Asashio class, details will be announced in 1959.

    5 July: The proposals for the G12N Shouri project was received, and it appears that the Nakajima proposal won out. The IJAF is planning roughly 300 planes to be delivered by 1965.

    12 July: The Beatles, at that time known as The Quarrymen, paid 17 shillings and 6 pence for their first recording session

    15 July: V Bombers, the Vulcan, Valiant and Victor Strategic bombers were unveiled to the public, after highly intense discussions between the various defense contractor unions on whether which one should make what, a general agreement was signed in 1957, and the three ‘V Bombers’, named after their wing designs reminiscent of a V, was unveiled at the Farnborough Air Show, Union of Britain.

    1 August: The Japanese Aerospace Agency, or JASA, was founded. It would later be renamed as JAXA.

    3 August: The I-500 became the first nuclear powered submarine to cross the North Pole underwater.

    5 August: With assistance from Japan and Korea, China begins a decades long campaign to eradicate the opium addiction still plaguing the country.

    10 August: The Mitsubishi Skyjet 100, owned by Japan Airlines, flew from Tokyo to Ekaterinburg and back, the first nonstop transcontinental flight of the airplane.

    26 August: Operation Sea-Bell, Japan begins nuclear testing in the Sea of Japan/ East Sea.

    1 September: The First Cod war between the UOB and Ireland begins.

    13 September: A Sony electrical engineer invents the world’s first Microchip.

    14 September: the Bavarian commune becomes the first Germanic Country to launch a rocket into the upper atmosphere.

    27 September: Typhoon Ida hits Japan, killing at least 1,269 people.

    2 October: BOAC opens it’s new route from London to Montreal in a De Havilland Comet, making it the first airline to offer nonstop transatlantic service.

    11 October: Adventurer 1, the first ever Japanese space probe was successfully launched by Japan.

    18 October: The first ever video game, Tennis for two, was introduced by William Higinbotnam, at the Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Visitor’s day exhibit, Union State of America.

    21 October: The Equality act passes both the House of Representatives and House of Peers in Japan, formally making it possible for women to run for office in both legislative branches.

    3 November: UNESCO was formed by a resolution in the UN General Assembly, they designate the Eiffel Tower, the Big Ben, and Himeji Castle as World Heritage sites as their first act.

    14 November: More clashes between the Toubou Commune and Sudan. Leading to casualties on both sides, leaders at various CPS nations are concerned that things are going to heat up even more.

    1 December: Yoshinoya, the famous Japanese fast food chain, was formed.

    9 December: Retired soldier and veteran of the 2nd American Civil War, Robert W Welch Jr, migrated to Japan after seeing a poster promoting the country in the Japanese Embassy at Washington DC. He would later be one of Japan’s leading political figures.

    10 December: GoldStar, a predecessor to LG, was founded in Seoul, Korea.

    16 December: A fire broke out at a department store in Bogota, Colombia, killing 84 people.

    18 December: Japan launches its first ever communications satellite, the Karafuto 1.

    31 December: The amount of people who travelled by air now exceeds the amount who travels by sea.
     
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    1 January: Plant Cultivars named after this date must be named in a modern language, not Latin.

    2 January: The Commune of France successfully launches the Lune 1 from it’s Space port in Algeria.

    3 January: India grants the Maldives independence. The country still remains in the Co-Prosperity Sphere.

    10 January: Aichi finally unveils the A10M Fighter Jet. A supersonic jet built in cooperation with Mikoyan Gurevich of East Russia. The East Russian Government immediately orders hundreds of the planes, replacing the Mig 17 as the mainline fighter jet of East Russia.

    13 January: The Bay of Pigs invasion, an armed invasion of Cuba led by Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, and Raul Castro landed in the bay of pigs, Cuba. After making some territorial gains, a stalemate and eventual pushback by the Cuban forces led to the invasion’s defeat.

    25 January: The Mitsubishi Skyjet 100 officially begins service.

    30 January: The MS Hans Hedtoft, returning to Copenhagen after leaving port in Dublin, strikes an iceberg in the North Sea and sank, all hands are lost.

    1 February: Female Suffrage was enacted in Switzerland after a referendum.

    6 February: At Guadalcanal island. A successful test of The Flying Fish ballistic missile was conducted.

    13 February: Oceanic Telephone Cables connecting Japan to Korea and China is officially in operation after the project’s initial construction in 1956.

    17 February: Japan successfully launched the Raijin 1. A weather observation satellite meant to monitor cloud cover for the IJN.

    18 February: Women in Nepal vote for the first time.

    1 March: “Ue o Muite Aruko” airs all over Japan, it reaches No.1 in billboards all across Japan and Asia.

    10 March: Tibetan protests erupt all over Lhasa. With the populace demanding a parliament to be made and women be granted the ability to vote.

    17 March: The Dalai Lama accepts the demands of the protesters, and a parliament, emulating the style of Japan’s House of Commons was formed. Elections will be held next year and Tibetan women would be granted the ability to vote in next year’s elections.

    6 April: The International Prosperity Bank releases it’s worldwide GDP estimates of every country. France ranks in No.1, with 556 Billion Dollars, and Japan ranks No.2, with 543 Billion Dollars. Britain was No.3 and the Socialist Republic of Italy was No.4, finally, the American Union State, with only 113 Billion Dollars, was ranked No.5

    10 April: Crown Prince Akihito of Japan marries Shoda Michiko, the first commoner to marry into the Imperial House of Japan.

    2 May: 1959 FA Cup Final, Nottingham Forest defeats Luton Town 2-1 in Wembley Stadium

    4 May: John Coltrane begins recording for his Jazz Album, Giant Steps.

    8 May: Adi Putro begins modifications of various Japanese cars entering the Insulindian market, garnering a reputation for the designer company’s reliability and build quality.

    10 May: English Novelist and Academic C. P. Snow delivers an influential lecture on The Two Cultures, concerning the communications breakdown between the Sciences and Humanities, in Nottingham, Union of Britain.

    24 May: What used to be called the British Empire day is renamed into Solidarity day.

    28 May: A rocket launch from Tanegashima island brings a cargo of a Monkey and a Cat. The successful landing of the space probe at the Sea of Japan marks the first time Japan manages a successful recovery of animals from Space.

    3 June: Real Madrid wins the 1959 European Cup.

    10 June: Sudan War, border conflicts in the Sudan-Toubou border escalated to such a point that Syndicalist African nations would cross the Sudanese border, formally making this the second major conflict since the end of the Second Weltkrieg.

    23 June: Sean Lemass becomes the third Taoiseach of Ireland.

    25 June: The American Union State forms NASA, marking America's entry into the Space Race.

    26 June: Tetsu Katayama releases his report concerning the Police Brutality incident in Taiwan. The reports allegations that the Tokko, in coordination with the local police force, were mainly responsible for the incident sent shockwaves in the Japanese political world. His solutions of abolishing the Tokko and bringing in more native Taiwanese and European police officers were just as controversial.

    29 June: Sentiment for German reunification starts to visibly grow after an incident in the French-Rhennish border involving a French police officer and a Rhennish police officer. Several Rhennish, Bavarian, and Prussian politicians began expressing openly that their respective countries should be unified.

    1 July: Mr Squiggle, Australia’s longest running TV Series, airs it’s first episode on ABC.

    6 July: Japan begins amassing a task force for deployment to Sudan. Some 200.000 troops in total were assembled.

    7 July: at 14:28 UTC, the Planet Venus occults the star Regulus, the next such event will happen on 1 October, 2044. The event was used to determine the diameter of Venus and Venus’ atmospheric structure.

    9 July: Wing Commander Michael Beetham, flying a British Air Force Vickers Valiant sets a record of 11 hours and 27 minutes, flying from London to Buenos Aires.

    15 July: A strike occurs against the Japanese steel industry

    22 July: A Kumamoto University research group studying Minamata Disease concludes that it is caused by Mercury Poisoning.

    29 July: The first Japanese troops land in Port Sudan, escalating the Sudan war between the CPS and the Syndicalist International.

    30 July: The SR.N1 Hovercraft crosses the English channel from Calais to Dover in just over 2 hours.

    6 August: The Japanese Surveyor 6 Satellite was launched into Earth Orbit.

    7 August: The Roseburg Blast kills 14 people and costed 12 Million Dollars in damages

    8 August: A flood in Taiwan kills 2.000, the local government declares a state of emergency and asks the local Japanese military garrison for help.

    10 August: The battle of Rabak, Sudanese troops held their positions in the city of Rabak against Syndicalist aerial bombardment and ground assault. Japanese troops are busy constructing pontoon bridges while other African CPS countries rush into the city to bolster the Sudanese defense.

    16 August: Cyprus gains independence from Egypt, raising the possibility of a Cypriot-Cretan confederation forming.

    26 August: The original Mini was launched.

    27 August: The battle of Rabak, Japanese troops managed to successfully construct pontoon bridges and are attempting to flank African Syndicalist forces. A formal retreat order by African Syndietern forces went into effect.

    31 August: Beijing National Stadium is officially opened.

    1 September: The battle of Rabak, the last enemy troops have either been killed, captured, or fled from the city. Marking the battle as a CPS victory.

    6 September: Operation Kamikaze, capitalizing on the recent arrival of other CPS forces and the bigger Japanese presence in the area. Japanese commanders launched a wide front offensive, results were much better than expected as African Syndicalist forces were caught off guard and the initiative of the Japanese ensured no adequate defense could be formed.

    16 September: The Brother Model 59 was unveiled, it is the first ever plain paper copier made available to the public. It became a smashing hit.

    17 September: The first ever Hypersonic Aircraft conducts flight tests off the coast of the Solomon Islands, Japan.

    26 September: Typhoon Vera hits central Honshu, Japan. It killed an estimated 5.098, injuring 38.921, and leaving 1.553.000 people homeless, most of the victims are targeted at the Nagoya area.

    2 October: The Twilight Zone formally airs on CBS.

    13 October: Japan launches the Surveyor 7 Satellite into orbit.

    16 October: The Boston Patriots, later renamed New England Patriots, was formed.

    21 October: The Solomon R Guggenheim Museum opens to the public.

    2 November: The M1 Motorway, stretching from Watford to Crick, was opened for public service, British Premier Clement Attlee attended the inauguration.

    16 November: The Sound of Music, a musical written by Rodgers and Hammenstein, premiers on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontaine theatre.

    20 November: The Declaration of the Rights of the Child is adopted by the United Nations.

    3 December: Operation Kamikaze officially ends, with Japanese and CPS troops managing to force Syndietern forces back into the former Sudanese-Toubou border.

    5 December: The Malpasset Dam in Southern France collapses, and the water flows over the town of Fréjus, killing 412.

    14 December: Makarios III was elected as the first President of Cyprus. He promises that he will attempt to reunite Crete and Cyprus together.

    28 December: Ana Torroja Fungairino, famous Spanish singer, was born.
     
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    1 January: Oodnadatta, South Australia, recorded the highest temperature ever recorded, at 50.7 degrees celsius, in the shade.

    2 January: Prominent Union State Senator John F Kennedy announces his candidacy to contest Huey Long in the 1960 election.

    6 January: In the Kingdom of Mashriq, a law was passed by the King that allows various political parties to register and participate in elections.

    10 January: With partly Japanese funding, construction of the Aswan Dam has begun.

    15 January: The first ever televised Anime, Three Tales, airs on NHK in Japan.

    30 January: Simone de Beauvoir criticized the mishandling of the Sudan war for the first time, this is the first public criticism from a major public figure in Communard Politics.

    1 February: Greensboro Sit-ins. In Greensboro, North Carolina, 4 Black Students from the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University began a sit-in in a woolworths on the white section. The event triggered massive nonviolent protests all across America.

    3 February: In the Union of Britain, Prime Minister Clement Attlee announces that he will not be running for reelection, most observers point out that Harold Wilson is the next likely candidate to lead the country.

    5 February: The First CERN Particle Accelerator becomes operational in Geneva, Switzerland.

    9 February: Adolph Coors III, Chairman of the Coors Brewing Company, was kidnapped and held at ransom. He was later found murdered, his captor, Joseph Corbett Jr, is indicted of the crime.

    11 February: Colombian and Amazonian troops clashed in the Colombian Amazon, 2 Amazonian and 3 Colombian troops were killed.

    29 February: The Agadir Earthquake. A 5.7 Earthquake shook Agadir, Morocco, killing 12.000 people and leaving 12.000 more injured.

    3 March: An agreement between Japan, Egypt, Sudan and Somalia was reached, allowing the formation of permanent Japanese military bases in Port Sudan, Djibouti, Alexandria, and Omdurman.

    10 March: Michi Nishiura, a prominent member of the Diet, has announced her intention to run for the Office of the Prime Minister.

    21 March: The Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa results in more than 69 dead, 300 injured.

    28 March: The 5th Eurovision Song Contest, Tom Pillibi by Jacqueline Boyer won 1st place.

    1 April: The first ever of the ‘Proposal C’ Carriers, the Izumi. Begins seaworthiness trials today, the next 4 carriers would be named the Mutsu, Nagato, Kaga, and Akagi.
    • Japan launches it’s first weather satellite.
    • The 1960 Japanese census was conducted, and there are a total of 148,823,156 Japanese people, of various nationalities, living in Japan today.

    4 April: Elvis Presley’s ‘Are you Lonesome Tonight?’ is recorded for the first time.

    9 April: Gunman David Pratt shoots South African Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd in Johannesburg, killing him. Investigators would later reveal that he is aided by Syndicalist Spy Agencies in his assassination.

    13 April: The Blue Streak IRBM project enters mass production.

    21 April: The number of European Refugees in Japan formally reaches 2 Million people, this includes the children of Europeans who were born in Japan.

    1 May: French SAM systems almost shot down a Nakajima SA-1 High Altitude Spy Plane. The IJAF was forced to rethink it’s doctrine around aerial reconnaissance on enemy territory.

    3 May: The European Free Trade Association, formed by the only 2 Non-Syndicalist European countries, Denmark and Ireland, was established. Finland, a Co-Prosperity Sphere member state, joined the EFTA a couple months later.

    4 May: Japan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare approves the world’s first contraceptive pill into circulation.

    10 May: The I-505 successfully conducts a circumnavigation of the world underwater.

    12 May: The Incident in Damascus. A Syrian police officer stumbled into a Syndicalist Spy Network of French, English, Iberian, German, and Italian agents. Overhearing a drunk discussion, he followed 3 British spies into their hideout before a gun battle began. All Syndicalist Spies were captured by Syrian authorities, and intelligence of Syndicalist operations all over the Middle East were unraveled.

    18 May: The Bavarian Commune launches it’s first satellite into space, with heavy assistance from French and British Space Agencies.

    20 May: Simone de Beauvoir demands early elections in the Commune of France, citing Daniel Guérin’s inability to handle the Sudan Crisis as a key issue, the recent Incident in Damascus is also a major sticking point for her.

    22 May: The Valdivia Earthquake, a 9.4-9.6 Earthquake destroys Chile, around 1000 to 6000 Chileans were killed during the disaster, it was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded.

    27 May: A failed military coup in Turkey leads to a massive purge of the service, led by the Turkish President Cêlal Bayar.

    1 June: New Zealand’s first television station begins broadcasting, in the city of Auckland.

    3 June: The second Carrefour opens in Chambéry, France.

    5 June: The Lake Bodom Murders occur in Finland.

    9 June: Typhoon Mary kills 1600 people in China.

    13 June: An Ainu College Student in Tokyo University was found murdered by off-duty Police Officers in what was suspected as an incident of Police Brutality. The woman, named Resunotek, stumbled into 2 police officers drunk near an Izakaya. She was allegedly groped at, and when she attempted self defense, was killed by the two officers. She was one of the few ethnic minority students, and only 1 out of 10 Ainu students studying at Tokyo U.

    15 June: Violent demonstrations in Tokyo University result in 182 arrests, 589 injuries. After the death of Resunotek, Tokyo U Students demanded the firing of the two police officers, and the subsequent clash injured many students.

    19 June: The Associated Broadcasting Company, (later named TV5), airs in the Philippines.

    22 June: The Imperial Japanese Navy launches its first reconnaissance Satellite, the Advanced Space Research Satellite, or ASRS-1, into orbit. It became the first satellite of Japanese make to reach a Geostationary orbit above both the Commune of France and Union of Britain.

    28 June: King Bhumipol Adulyadej arrives in Havana for a 2 week visit of Cuba, Haiti and Puerto Rico.

    1 July: Kwame Nkrumah was elected on a Social Democratic Platform in the Gold Coast.
    • Canadian Mirage fighter Jets clashed with American F-105 Delta Daggers in what would be known as the Battle of the Northern Rockies. 4 Delta Daggers and 5 Mirages in total were shot down.
    • Insulindian Elections, a tough election battle between Soekarno and Muhammad Hatta resulted in Hatta’s victory. With the rather controversial support of the Murba party, Muhammad Hatta vowed to guide Insulindia into a new age of ‘Syndicalist-Democratic Governance’

    4 July: On American Independence Day. The ‘Heroes of the Rockies’ were paraded down Pennsylvania avenue, they would later be the Superstars of the American Air Force, touring the country and participated in enlistment campaigns for the Air Force.

    10 July: Rikken Minseito Conference, Shigeru Yoshida is nominated as the party’s candidate for the Japanese elections.

    11 July: Famous Japanese author Kenzaburo Oe published The Foreign Girl of Takao. The story explores the experiences of Japanese ethnic minorities as they struggle to deal with authority figures that may or may not understand nor care about the needs or necessities of the Taiwanese Native woman. It became an instant hit with the Japanese audience due to the publication’s proximity with the Tokyo U protests. The author would later reveal that while the Incident in Tokyo U is an inspiration, it is his time in rural Taiwan, and witnessing the struggles of native Taiwanese as his primary inspiration.

    14 July: Shakai Taishuto Conference, the Conference of the Shakai Taishuto, held in the city of Hiroshima, confirmed the nomination of Michi Nishiura as the Party’s candidate.

    25 July: Syrian Elections. Naziq Al Abid’s Society Party won the election with 65% of the votes, securing her rule for 5 more years.
    • The Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina serves a meal to it’s first Black Customer.

    July 29-38: The America First Party’s national convention in Philadelphia descended into Chaos, as both supporters of John F Kennedy and Huey Long clashed on the streets, both Huey Long and John F Kennedy agreed to ‘split’ the party for the purposes of this election. Kennedy would lead the America First Party’s left faction, while Huey Long would lead the center faction.

    12 August: The meeting in Bandung, prominent Insulindian General Soeharto met up with Soekarno and other military officials. Discussions on overthrowing the recently elected Insulindian government was brought up multiple times, but no solid agreement was achieved.

    16 August: Joseph Kittinger parachutes off of a Balloon over New Mexico at an altitude of 102,000 feet. He became the first American and first human in the world to conduct a Space Dive, and reach the fastest speed a human being could achieve without mechanical or chemical assistance. He survived the ordeal uninjured.

    25 August: The 1960 Spartakiade was held in Athens, Greece. This Spartakiade was the first time member countries of the Syndietern invited non Syndietern members to compete, Japan and the American Union State sends it’s Athletes to the event.

    26 August: Michi Nishiura and Shigeru Yoshida participated in the first televised debate in Japan’s history, the first of its kind in the world. Nishiura and Yoshida sparred on topics such as the recent spat in Tokyo U, The handling of Typhoon relief funds, ethnic minority rights, and the future of European refugees.

    1 September: The Yang dipertuan agung of Malaya, Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah of Selangor, dies in office. He is replaced by Tuanku Syed Putra, Raja of Perlis.

    5 September: Muhammad Ali (then named Cassius Clay) won the American Union State a gold medal in the 1960 Spartakiade, in the category of Light-Heavyweight Boxing.

    8 September: In Huntsville, Alabama. Huey Long formally dedicates the Marshall Space Flight Center.

    9 September: The first regular season game of the American Football League (a rival to the NFL) takes place in Boston. The Denver Broncos defeated the Boston Patriots, 13-10

    10 September: Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia wins the gold medal in Marathon. he became the first Sub-Saharan African person to win a gold medal in the Spartakiade.

    14 September: The Nile Mutual Security Treaty, signed by Eritrea, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia, was brought into force, it is a mutual security pact guaranteeing that an attack on one member state is an attack on all member states.

    26 September: John F Kennedy and Huey Long participated in the first Televised Presidential Debate in American History, and second televised debate of such kind in the world.

    30 September: The Flintstones airs it’s first episode on ABC.

    1 October: Japanese elections, Shigeru Yoshida’s party narrowly wins the Diet. With only 51% of the seats captured. Michi NIshiura’s campaign successfully increased the Taishuto presence with 46% of the seats, the last 3% went to the Kakushinto, and for the first time in history, the Seiyukai was completely ejected from the Diet.

    5 October: After the chaos of Hendrik Verwoerd’s assassination, South Africans elected Balthazar Johannes Vorster into office, he vowed to ‘fight syndicalist sentiments all across Southern Africa’, putting his country into tension with Angola and Mozambique, themselves Syndicalist countries.

    7 October: Nigeria was admitted into the United Nations, becoming the organisation’s 99th member.

    12 October: Inejiro Asanuma, member of the Shakai Taishuto, barely avoided assassination by Otoya Yamaguchi, a far right Japanese ultranationalist, the picture of his assassination attempt became famous worldwide.

    13 October: The third John F Kennedy - Huey Long debate takes place.

    14 October: The Warragamba Dam was opened in New South Wales, one of the world’s largest domestic water supply dams.

    26 October: Robert F Kennedy telephones Coretta Scott King, and secures Dr Martin Luther King’s release from prison for a traffic violation.

    30 October: The first ever successful Kidney Transplant was carried out at the People’s Hospital of Edinburgh, Union of Britain.

    8 November: 1960 American Union State Presidential Election, John F Kennedy manages to win a majority of votes. 50.4% compared to Huey Long’s 49.6%. Kennedy would become the second youngest man to serve the office of American President.

    10 November: Edith Piaf’s “Non, je ne regrette rien” is released in France.

    15 November: The first ever ICBM test was conducted by the American Union State. At Cape Canaveral, Florida.

    1 December: “The Statement of Interest” was co-signed by representatives of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Ivory Coast and Gold Coast. It states that these countries are interested to become formal members of the Co-Prosperity Sphere. Both Communard and American reaction was severe, but the stipulation of common defense in the statement prevented outright war between the AUS, the Syndietern, and the signatory countries.

    5 December: Boynton v Virginia, the Union State Supreme Court ruled that segregation in Public Transport is illegal in the country.

    8 December: Mary Martin’s Peter Pan is presented as a standalone 2 hour special on NBC. American Union State

    11 December: The Wizard of Oz was aired once again on CBS, starting the tradition of reruns in American Television.

    12 December: The Union State Supreme Court rules that Louisiana’s racial segregation laws are unconstitutional, overturning segregation in Huey Long’s home state. Huey Long makes no comment.

    16 December: New York mid-air collision. Two United Airlines flight collided midair, all passengers aboard the flight were killed.

    27 December: In Reggane, Algeria. France conducted it’s first test of a Hydrogen Bomb.

    31 December: The last day that the farthing, a coin minted in England throughout the 13th century, was declared legal tender in the Union of Britain.
     
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    3 January: Union State President John F Kennedy was inaugurated into office. Marking the first transition of power in American Union State History.

    5 January: The 1961 coup, ultraconservative forces in the country of Japan attempted a coup d’etat of the country’s democratic leaders. The consistent liberalization of Japan a chief reason for their drastic action.

    6 January: The coup, at least in its immediate aftermath, fails. Good coordination between the Prime Minister, Emperor, and loyalist forces in the Imperial Japanese military prevented conservative forces from seizing the armories in Tokyo’s military bases. The PM and Emperor fled into an IJN Naval Group, quickly departing into the open ocean.

    8 January: Due to significant public pressure. A vote of no confidence was held in the CGT Assembly in Paris, the vote passed and immediate elections between Daniel Guerin and Simone de Beauvoir were scheduled for February.

    9 January: British Authorities announce that they have discovered a large Japanese spy ring in London, dubbed the London Spy Ring. It’s members were immediately arrested and sentenced to long prison sentences.

    20 January: John F Kennedy made his first televised speech as Union State President. He stated that his intention is to ‘continue the progress made under Huey Long.’ Outlining plans for significant infrastructure investment, reducing racial tensions in the country, further funding NASA, and create a Universal Healthcare System.

    25 January: 101 Dalmatians were released in cinemas.

    30 January: John F Kennedy delivers his first State of the Union address.

    1 February: The Sky Fish tests. In Manchuria and Siberia. The Imperial Japanese Air Force tests the first Japanese Solid Fuel Rocket ICBMs, called the Sky Fish. While Flying Fish ballistic missiles were liquid fueled, Sky Fish ICBMs were solid fueled, which means a faster launch time. The Imperial Japanese Military plans to replace all Flying Fish missiles with Sky Fish in the near future.

    5 February: Ferdinand Marcos, General of the Philippine Army. Resigns from his post after supposed blackmail was handed to his office by an unknown agent (later revealed to be a PSIA asset requested by Magsaysay). In his later remarks, his primary decision to resign and retire is caused by the failed coup in Japan.

    7 February: French Commune elections, Simone de Beauvoir won by a solid majority, 64.7% of the French Population voted for her compared to the 35.3% for Daniel Guerin. A Feminist-Syndicalist. Simone de Beauvoir is generally considered more friendly to the establishment than the Anarchist leaning Guerin.

    14 February: Element 103, Fukuokium, was first synthesized in Fukuoka, Japan.
    • A total Solar Eclipse, visible in Southern Europe, occurs.

    25 February: Foreign Minister Kijuro Shidehara first proposed combining the different ongoing investment projects and foreign aid projects done by the various Japanese ministries into one single agency.

    26 February: After a long period of deliberation, and with an agreement from Japanese Zaibatsu Sumitomo. Sydney would continue operation of it’s tramway network. With plans on further investments in public transport in the near future.
    • Hasan II is pronounced king of Morocco.

    1 March: John F Kennedy establishes the American Peace Corps.

    3 March: Hasan II is crowned as King of Morocco.

    13 March: Black and White £5 Notes ceases to become Legal Tender in the Union of Britain.

    14 March: Monash University in Melbourne accepts it’s first students.

    15 March: Significant controversy in Insulindia. President Muhammad Hatta, not even 1 year into his Presidency, proposed a bill that would significantly enhance women’s protections, including rape and abortion protections. This angers the People’s Representative Council, and debate on the bill raged on for weeks.

    8 April: MV Orissa, a steamship carrying an Indian Flag, suddenly blows up after leaving port in Abu Dhabi. The cause of the explosion is unknown, 238 Passengers and crew were killed.

    12 April: The 5th Sphere Expo was hosted in Osaka, the first time such an Expo was held in a city other than Tokyo.

    15 April: In a surprise announcement. John F Kennedy announces that NASA has put a man into space for the first time, this announcement shocked both the Syndicalist and Eastern worlds, with photographic and recorded evidence as proof. John Glenn became the first person to ever be in space.

    4 May: Freedom Riders. Black American Freedom Riders begin taking interstate bus rides, testing the US Supreme Court integration decision.

    9 May: A series of laws were introduced in the Japanese Diet concerning security. Chief among them being the Police Reform and OSI & Ministerial Guard laws. Both laws passed after much debate and deliberation.

    14 May: Japan accepts the admission of the Gold Coast, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Haiti, and Puerto Rico into the Co-Prosperity Sphere. Reactions from both America and Syndicalist Europe were severe.

    15 May: Immediate race riots broke out in the American Union State. Freedom Rider buses were bombed in their stations, and Black Americans retaliated by forming ‘defense groups’ and started assembling or buying guns in response. John F Kennedy urged calm but nonetheless criticized the ‘reckless actions of Japan’ in the admission of their recent sphere members.

    19 May: The French Satellite Venus 1 passes by Venus. Making it the first man made object to travel past another planet.

    25 May: The Ku Klux Klan, once a moribund organisation, were suddenly revived following the admission of the Caribbean and African states into the CPS.

    30 May: John F Kennedy proposes the American National Security Act. Shortened to ANSA, the law will criminalize all forms of violence against African Americans, and any bystander that did not participate in the calming of the violence/ helped the person in duress would be guilty for manslaughter, the law would also give Police Officers significantly harder penalties should they did not act in a way that prevented such violence from happening. The law was passed and JFK’s popularity dropped significantly in the American South.

    1 June: The first test of the Tokaido Shinkansen was conducted, and it was considered a success. The 000 Series Shinkansen reached 330 Km/h during most of the journey. A considerable feat in railway engineering.

    10 June: The first major conference of the Syndietern was conducted, involving all Socialist nations and organisations within and without the Syndietern, held in Geneva, Switzerland. The conference aims to strategize and bring about a World Socialist Revolution.

    23 June: The Antarctic Treaty comes into effect.

    4 July: Bloody Independence. Throughout major population centers in the American South, mobs of White people stormed black and minority communities celebrating American Independence Day. With the recent passage of ANSA, police officers in all PD’s assisted against the Whites in protecting Black Neighborhoods, and the ensuing result was a whole lot of Whites, Blacks, and Police Officers dead.

    12 July: Two dams in the city of Pune, India, burst, leaving more than 1000 people dead.

    21 July: Saikiro Tohara became the first Japanese to ever venture into space. The announcement made by the Prime Minister led to cheering across living rooms around Japan.

    25 July: John F Kennedy went to Birmingham, the site where the worst incidents racial violence on Bloody Independence happened, and urged calm and collected behaviour for all sides. The photo of him comforting a black woman weeping on her child’s grave became iconic.

    31 July: Martin Luther King met with John F Kennedy in the White House, and talked about strategies in furthering the Civil Rights of Blacks across the AUS.

    1 August: The first Six Flags theme park opens in Arlington, Texas.

    3 August: Voyage 1, with Astronauts Martin Clément and Villiers Durand became the first Frenchmen in space, and subsequently the first Europeans and Socialists to ever go to space.

    7 August: Voyage 1 lands in the Mediterannean Sea. Both Astronauts quickly turned into National Heroes for the French People.

    10 August: After months at sea. The Emperor and Prime Minister finally returned to Japan, to the cheering crowds that greeted them at Tokyo Harbour.

    12 August: After decades of preparation, Stanley Mathenge, Generalissimo of Kikuyu Land, formally begins his ‘reconquest’ of Kenya. Declaring war on both Buganda and Tanganyika simultaneously. He promises that his troops would not be committing any atrocities, although observers are skeptical of that claim.

    21 August: Jomo Kenyatta. A famous Kikuyu public figure endorses Mathenge’s reconquest ‘on the condition that he keeps to his every word.’ Both figures agree that an independent Kenya must be formed at all costs.

    30 August: Crisis in South Africa. The situation in South Africa has gone from bad to worse, the 30th of August marks the day that white South Africans engaged in multiple border conflicts on both the Angolan and Mozambique Borders, while also committing atrocities in the Ghettoized Black and Coloureds population.

    7 September: Tom and Jerry returns as a Serialized TV series after the cartoon series’ abrupt end in 1958.

    14 September: The first ever trans Himalayan road has finished it’s construction. Constructed in 1951 as a joint venture between the Indian, Tibetan, and Chinese governments. This little 2 lane road that starts at Yushu, Qinghai, crosses into the Tibetan plateau, connects at Lhasa, before it continues in a Southwest direction. Ending at the city of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

    17 September: The first ever Arena with a retractable roof, the Civic Arena, opens in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    18 September: The first UN Observers began arriving in the countries of Buganda and Tanganyika. There is increasing concern within the International Community that the Kenyan Reconquest might lead to extensive massacres and mass killings, and the UN Observers are there to ensure all events are noted and transcribed.

    20 September: The first Japanese Surface Action Groups started basing themselves in Beirut, Syria.

    30 September: The Organization of European Economic Cooperation, or OEEC, was formed. It would be later renamed the OECD.

    10 October: A massive volcanic eruption in Tristan da Cunha causes it’s entire population to be relocated to the Union of Britain. The primary reaction was public shock as it isn’t generally thought that the UoB would still have some overseas territories.

    12 October: The death penalty was abolished in New Zealand.

    18 October: West Side Story was released into American theatres.

    20 October: The treaty of Middle Eastern Cooperation and Economic Development was signed by Syria, Arabia, Mashriqi Iraq, Kurdistan, Oman, Persia, Yemen, and Azerbaijan. This treaty would allow for the free movement of goods across the borders of the signatory countries as it eliminates all major forms of tariffs imposed by these states. Egypt would later be a signatory in 1965.

    27 October: Confrontation at the Volga River. A standoff between Japanese and French Troops at the river Volga, near Volgograd, heightens Cold War tensions.

    29 October: DZBB-TV Channel 7, the third TV Station in the Philippines, was launched.

    30 October: French officials made an announcement during a UN meeting that they have detonated their largest ever Nuclear Bomb. The bomb, yielding an explosive power of 15 Megatons, was recorded exploding in the Northern Atlantic.

    31 October: The Note Crisis. France, Britain, and West Russia issue a Diplomatic Note to Finland, a member of the CPS. The Note states that the security situation in Europe has deteriorated so much that Finnish, West Russian, French, and British Officials must conduct annual quadrilateral meetings and secure the defense of the Nordic region should conflict break out. The Note precipitated a crisis in Finland as the Finnish military began mobilization, Finnish President Urho Kekkonen immediately flew to Tokyo for consultations on the matter.
    • Hurricane Hattie devastates Belize City, killing 270.

    1 November: The Hungry Generation movement is launched in Calcutta, India.

    3 November: U Thant became the 2nd Secretary General of the United Nations.

    6 November: The American government issues a stamp honouring James Naismith.

    14 November: Yves Saint Laurent was founded in Rue La Boetie, Paris.

    21 November: The La Ronde restaurant was opened in Los Angeles, California, making it the first Revolving Restaurant in the Union State of America.

    24 November: In a unanimous vote at the United Nations General Assembly, the World Food Program is formed. The program would provide Humanitarian Aid in terms of Food Hunger and Insecurity.

    1 December: The Sud Aviation Mirage IV was first unveiled to the public. It was the first Strategic Bomber France has ever made. This would be France’s complement to the British V Force of Strategic bombers.

    5 December: In response to the unveiling of the Mirage IV, and with the recent approval of additional funding, the Imperial Japanese Air Force speeds up the timeline of the G12N Shouri Programme. Scheduled for its first production and public unveiling in 1962.

    9 December: Australian Federal Elections. The Labor Party under Arthur Calwell wins the election, defeating the incumbent Robert Menzies and his Liberal Party. His message of pro European Refugee acceptance and continued Japanese-Australian economic development won him a governing majority.

    11 December: The First ever Asashio Class Submarine, the Asashio, was launched in Kure on the 11th of December, 1961. This launch, complemented with the Launch of the I-510. Officially makes 50% of the Japanese Navy’s Submarine Fleet Nuclearized. The IJN now has 65 total Submarines in service, with plans to expand it to 70 due to the recent funding approval.

    17 December: A Circus tent fire in Niterói, Pindorama, kills 323.

    23 December: Ireland’s first TV Station, Telefis Éirlann, later renamed RTE, begins broadcasting.

    27 December: Chiang Ching Kuo, son of the late Chinese figure Chiang Kai Shek, announces that he would be running as a Presidential Candidate for the 1965 elections.

    31 December: New Years celebrations in Korea were marked by the first televised display of PDA, or Public Displays of Affection. Coverage of such events garnered shockwaves across the country as older Koreans visibly balked while younger Koreans saw nothing inherently wrong with it.
     
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