Axis of andes page 13 alternate history discussion electricity allergy

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Take Peru for instance. What do we have directly on leadership competence? Not much. But we do have some insight into Peru electricity history’s social structure, a rigorous and traditional caste system, and monopoly or oligopoly of elites. We know that the military leadership has intervened politically on the side of conservative elites, and appears to have had long term stability since the war of the Pacific.

So, based on that, my inference is that leadership competence is not necessarily that high. The Peruvian high command is a bastion of cultural elitism and a social institution. This doesn’t, on the whole, strike me as a recipe for doctrinal flexibility, adapting to new technologies, fluid decision making or even flexible command and control.

In contrast, Ecuador’s military command has had the hard fact of likely invasion staring them in the face, they’ve had the advantage of seeing an actual hard fought war in sending observers and volunteers to the Chaco, they’ve had observers in the Spanish Civil War, and they’ve had the benefit of possibly receiving German and Italian military advisors. And they’ve had seven years of a reasonable consistent program of preparation.

A stereographic projection is conformal, meaning that the angles are right in any small area, so the shapes look right to someone comparing a particular chunk of land to a globe, but it tends to greatly enlarge the distant parts of the projection–you can’t do a stereographic projection of the whole world; it would require an infinite plane to display it on! On this scale, the distance and area distortion of the outer regions should not be too severe.

If you look at the orange latitude/longitude curves (the graticule, which is at 5 degrees) you can see how the stereographic projection is conformal–the curves all meet gas delivery at right angles, just as parallels and meridians meet at right angles on a globe. You can also see a bit of how the area-distance distortion works–the band of squares in Venezuela are in the same latitude as the ones in West Africa, and on a globe would of course be the same size, but clearly in this projection the African ones, being far from the center, are larger, giving some clue how exaggerated the area and distance of West Africa is.

Click to expand…Okay, let’s bounce this around a bit. Here’s the scene. Having decisively repelled the Peruvian invasion, Peru remains commited to war. Perhaps even more so given its humiliation and is undertaking a national mobilisation. The Ecuador Triumvirate doesn’t believe that their nation could protracted war with a nation three times their size.

Ecuador’s advantages at this point are a faster earlier national mobilisation, better training, and a much better handle on logistics. With this in mind, Colonel Alba commences his ‘March on Lima’ roughly 700 or 800 miles away. The objectives being to either force Peruvian surrender or peace terms, or, failing that, to do such damage to Peru’s military that they electricity transmission loss’re unable to effectively prosecute the war.

In terms of movement, Alba’s force is using a large number of draft animals, horse cavalry and pretty much all the mechanized transport he can pull together. These are 1930’s era vehicles, Ford production, basically truck chassis. Alba’s got perhaps a thousand, give or take. No formal mechanized armour, though some of the trucks have been locally up-armoured, and a number have been modified with machine gun platforms, and others as artillery platforms or haulers.

Weather electricity sound effect mp3 free download conditions are reasonably clement. The force is moving across Peruvian all-weather roads, by no means double wide, asphalt paved American road surfaces, by any means. But reasonably sturdy, packed gravel or rock faced roadways over many portions, representing coastal roads between significant towns and villages. Real roads for the most part. Alba’s done his homework, has a good idea of the roadways and options, including the various resources (like gas stations), risks (like bridges), and potential Peruvian deployments. He’s got advance units which can move quickly to scout or secure key points.

I’m glad you’ve stressed that substituting Indians for Jews in the bigoted fascist rhetoric is mainly a Chilean rather than Ecuadorian thing, but the Ecuadorians are led by men whom you’ve also made clear are themselves still bigots–not of the newfangled fascist/Nazi kind, but the old school of South American Hispanic bigotry. They v gas llc aren’t set up to win friends among the Indians and I can’t imagine that Criollo/Castilian type Peruvians are likely friends either, what with the Ecuadorian identity being largely shaped by a hatred of Peru in general. If the Ecuadorians are going to hold anything in Peru it has to be by their own unaided efforts; the best they can expect from any of Peru’s social subdivisions is grudging acquiescence to their temporary occupation, liable to turn into resistance if they show any weakness.

This is where a proper map, one that shows borders, major geographic features, settlements and roads would come in really handy and I got nothing. I’m wondering, isn’t there anything closer than Lima, more convenient to a compact defense of Ecuador, that they can try to take from the Peruvians to force them to terms? The jungle interior territories this war (and the three of our timeline!) started over is not what I mean; possessing it seems more a matter of pride than any practical consideration. But are there towns of some value to Peru, say near the coast, very f gas regulations near Ecuador that the Ecuadorians can easily and quickly take and then hold, until their attacker comes to terms?

Lacking a map, for all I know there really isn’t anything like that. But in that case I guess I’d go for seizing good defensive positions on the other side of the border and hunkering down to hold them. The fact that it’s Peruvian hills they hold is galling and humiliating to their enemy, and it gives them some depth if the Peruvians rally.

Or–can Alba et al make a credible pitch to Peruvian Indians? Stir up trouble by professing no intention of holding land after the war but urging the Indians to hold it for themselves instead? Can any of Ecuador’s leaders belie their long-expressed contempt of these peoples and bring them in, if not exactly on their side, then beside it, enough to put a brake on Peruvian efforts?

It does sound rather like a forlorn hope, even as a raid. More likely to anger the population that actually win the war I would say. I would go with Shevek23’s idea of grabbing border areas that would be of value to Peru and favourable to the defence then dig in, leaving them to try and nyc electricity cost force you out. Given the experience from the Chaco war and WWI there are considerable advantages to being on the defensive. Also while you’re in enemy territory moral should stay high for the troops and you can live off the enemies territory to some degree. I would have thought this would be the best chance of persuading the Peruvian to make peace on favourable terms. Even if you’re not hearing hopeful rumours from further south. As you say Peru possibly even less than Ecuador can’t really afford mass mobilisation, either economically or socially. Then seek terms, possibly keeping the jungle gains and getting peace before the war costs too much or weight of numbers start to count. Leave you’re own moral and prestige boosted and the Peruvians divided about the fiasco.

A dash for Lima is far more likely to see the Ecuadorian army suffer electricity transformer health risks heavy losses and possibly any forces involved isolated and destroyed, giving a big boost to the Peruvians and crippling you’re own war efforts. Also it would throw away, at least to a degree, the moral high ground of being the victim of Peruvian aggression. I have seen military leaders do rasher things, especially dictators of an autocratic bent, but I fear Alba is forgetting Clausewitz’s rule that war is an extension of politics.