|Movement for International Revolution|
|Symbol of the Revolution.|
|Faction Colour||Copper Red|
|Dev. Status||Being Concepted|
"The fire lit on that Cuban beach by Fidel Castro
Shines all the way to Tierra Del Fuego
Its sparks are blown upon the breeze
And men rise up from off their knees when they see the night is burning
It blazes up in Venezuela , Bolivia and Guatemala
Lights the road that men must go in order to be free"
- - "Compañeros" by Ewan Maccoll celebrating the Cuban Revolution.
The Movement for International Revolution, also known as the leftist Guerrillas or simply as the MIR is an Echoes Fan Minor Faction created by Chumbeque. Different groups of guerrilla warriors brought together by the ideals of marxist revolution and the hopes of dethroning the governments of turn to give way to the freedom of the peoples, the MIR features Infantry Rush strategies to bring support to a larger faction, while also possessing plenty of support infantry to reinforce and strenghten any shortfalls regular infantry may possess.
"The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall."
- - Che Guevara
Revolution is a word that goes hand in hand with the concept of Latin America in the popular consciousness. Since its birth from their rebellions to the Iberian Crowns the nations of Latin America have seen their fair share of wars, rebellions and coups led by charismatic leaders who usurp the power from the corrupt politician of turn, just to eventually devolved themselves into the debauchery and unscrupulousness that got them to fight against the powers that be in the first place. In general, Latin America is, sadly, politically unstable.
Yet, as long as there’s still hope left for the people and leaders that truly believe in what could be the best for the people, there will be people willing to fight for freedom and the real values their nations represent, to fight against the oppression and the careless management of autocrats who want nothing but to fill their own pockets with the treasuries of their countries, just to later to fade into obscurity or be taken out by force, not before staging a fight using thugs paid with their ill-gotten gains to defend their privileged position until finally, having left a country broken, betraying their own compatriots for the sake of their own interests, be deposed.
It’s then unsurprising that many of these rebel groups would adopt the ideals of socialism and Marxism, the call for the dictatorship of the proletariat, a government being truly built to cater to the needs of the workers and the redistribution of wealth being something that they could truly take to their hearts and call a cause of their own. Blaming the bourgeoisie for their problems and fighting for the rights of the working classes felt just natural to these downtrodden people who had been witnesses their fair share of corrupt leaders and the excesses of rampant capitalism throughout their history.
Even with a common cause that unified them on a single goal, there were greater powers at play that’d make sure the revolution in Latin America would be but a faint glimmer of hope.
The Good Neighbor
The relation between Latin America and the United States has always been… troublesome. Despite having similar beginnings, countries born out of their rebellion against their motherland, the cultural and social differences between the two spheres were just too big to ignore, even during the very Independence War the countries of Latin America had something clear on their heads, their future relationship with the United States wouldn’t be anything but troublesome. This proved to be particularly true as the century advanced and the countries started to take shape and assert their spheres of influence, the United States found themselves in a just privileged position to mess with the internal affairs of already unstable governments and intervene in their actions to further their own interests. The term “Banana Republic” was then born, as countries were forced to live off a limited resource product to supply a particular need of their northern neighbors, providing resources for ridiculous profits, or face the consequences.
Enough to say, this didn’t sit well with the already exploited locals, having to support a local tyrant was horrible enough, never mind a foreign one abusing them systematically in the name of a faceless company.
As the century advanced though things seemed to start going for the better, countries seemed to find their footing and relative stability, the United States adopted policies of non-intervention and generally good relations with their southern neighbors, in the face of the economic crisis the countries even started adopting social policies that would benefit the working classes, at last, it seemed Latin America would find peace and prosperity.
But then a second, and a third world war came knocking at the doors, though in theory unscathed by the events happening in the world at large, the legacy these wars left on the countries South of the Border was a grim one, in the face of a communist threat that would engulf the world and consume it, the revolution had to be fought in Latin America too, consequences be damned.
The Cuban Revolution was the culmination of this belief for both parties, for the Latin Americans, it was a triumph against the oppression and a sign that even the powers at their height could be defeated, just as their forefathers did. For the United States, it was the confirmation of their fears, that if left alone, Latin America could and would turn against them, creating an enemy at their very doorsteps, having them face a situation much like what their allies had to fight in Europe. This simply couldn’t be tolerated.
During the third world war the newly created Cuban Government was crushed fast and hard by a joint effort of the Allied Nations, and their stance on Latin America was a much harsher one, governments were intervened, politicians arrested and governors appointed, all for the sake of National Security, a new page was about to be written for Latin America, but it wasn’t a joyous one.
Hasta Siempre, Comandante
Though the Revolution was crushed in Cuba, Che Guevara humiliatingly defeated and murdered in the mountains of Bolivia, the hopes for the success of the Latin American people were for a while crushed, but there were more, bolder actions to come down the decade.
The Technocratic Revolutions that swept through the region, though still born out of the actions of outside parties, gave a glimmer of hope for the cause of the people, making them believe that the fight might still be an option, even if they didn’t all agree with their cause.
The Second American Civil war on the other hand showed that the people of the United States suffered just the same problems as those in Latin America, they also were victims of the intervention and the oppression of foreign actors, while some celebrated the irony and the weakened situation in which the United States was found, others felt inspired by the ordeals for their northern brothers, people that after all might be more similar that they thought in first instance and who also showed that with enough coordination and sheer will, one could fight even the strongest opponents as equals.
The actions that happened during the Chilean war and the Cybernetic Victory was the real turning point however, yet another country that was intervened by the allied nations in the name of Freedom and in the fight against communism, the story in this case developed differently, valiant men fought for their ideals, heroic guerrilleros from a group called the MIR taking up the fight when things seemed at their worst, even with the knowledge that they were fighting a losing battle against a superior foe they however prevailed, managing to keep the resistance even during the occupation and be the first actors when the tide turned and the government of the people could once again celebrate its triumph and expel the foreign invaders not only off their country, but the whole continent altogether.
This was a new demonstration for the people the whole continent over, welcoming refugees from the revolutions still happening on the north and calling themselves the true government of the peoples, the mission of the MIR now became different, they had to lead by example, as the Movement for International Revolution, they had now to export their triumph abroad, for the dreams of the latino working class to be accomplished and the oppressive tyrants to be deposed and summarily executed they’d form a network of contacts, never again shall they be alone, for their cause was one and the same, for the Liberation of the Peoples of the Americas, the MIR was now an international movement, with cells all the way from Mexico to Bolivia, the revolution of Che Guevara was no more, but the people still had the will and the means to fight, and fight they will.
Units and Buildings
"Good morning, compañeros. Today is the day we will avenge Che Guevara and his compadres who were martyred in the hands of the Allied imperialists. Today is the day we fight, not in the books or media, but on the South American fields themselves! This revolution will neither be televised, will not be filmed. nor will it be made reports of. It will not be brought to you by the ANN, the BBC, and by the Newsbleak Magazine. This revolution shall be live; each man and woman who truly cares about the state of the Americas shall march to the streets, and will give their lives if necessary! Today is the day we take it to Brazil, to Colombia and to the bourgeoisie! Today is the day we show them all the will of the people! Today is the day we bring about the world revolution! Today is the day we fight!"
- - Miguel Enriquez Espinosa
|Machetero||Armed with nothing more than their trusty Machete, these foolhardy warriors have trained to charge straight into the enemy lines and cause havok by cutting down enemies left and right in a berserk rage.|
|Escopetero||Survivors, refugees and people who simply weren't willing to give up the fight just yet, Escopeteros are veterans from revolutions pasts that still hold the legacy of the Cuban Triumph very near to their hearts. As Officers, they are better armed with actual rifles, but their real value is in their capacity to lead their comrades in arms, increasing the rate at which they gain experience.|
|Soldadera||Companions and lovers of other soldiers who've joined the revolution, the Soldaderas are however no push-overs, armed with anti-tank rifles, they are equally capable of doing quick fixing to your own vehicles, when really needed.|
|Bushwhacker||Only the burliest and strongest men are taken and given further instruction to become Bushwhackers, carrying anti-air missiles ripped straight from a Flak Truk, they are surprisingly adept when firing at slow moving air targets, or just ridding their enemies with a bullet hell.|
|Medic||As contradictory as it may seem at first glance, many Medics have joined the revolution, and they are completly willing to give their knowledge to help their comrades in arms to live just a little while longer.|
|Gastador||When it's accepted that there's an obstacle just too unsurmuntable to be fought by the Infantry alone, the Gastadores are called. An archaic word for Sappers, they are just as capable in their role as any first world counterpart, blowing up buildings and digging trenches as the best of them.|
|M.O.A.I||Salvaged from the ruins of the Soviet base in Easter Island. This part transport part anti-air system is the Pinnacle of technology at the MIR's disposition, armed with a powerful Tesla Coil, the envy of enemies the world over, the M.O.A.I is equally capable of transporting your troops to allow them to be wherever they are as well as providing them support so aerial bombardments aren't a problem anymore. They are also a fine piece of Polynesian Sculpture.|
|Safehouse||An unassuming house in the middle of the Road, the Safehouse is the center from which all the MIR actions are coordinated.|
|Pulperia||A local General Store, Pulperias are known to often provide backroom help to Guerrilla groups, here you can purchase upgrades.|
The Socialist Republic
When the fighting is deemed too harsh to be dealt with infantry alone, the MIR can call on their allies in Latin America, particularly, connections with Uruguay lets them have a hand at armored warfare.
|Balloon Brigadier||The Uruguayan take on flying infantry consists on soldiers managing personal hot air balloons and bringing them to the battlefield. Somehow this tactic has proven efficient enough as to be considered the elite of their country.|
|Potato Tank||A lease from the Soviet Union, these antiquated tankettes have been retrofitted with flamethrowers, providing a much powerful punch, if way less range.|
|Artigas Artillery||Artillery that's as brutal as it is unsubtle, the Artigas fires not shells, but actual dynamite, being much cheaper and causing explosions on impact all the same.|
|Bigornia Tank||An ancient beast from the second world war; the Bigornia Tank now serves proudly in the Uruguayan army, and thus can also serve as aid to the guerrillas of the movement. Packing armor piercing shells, the Uruguayan Bigornia has a special surprise for other vehicles; armor decaying chemical shells that degrade and weaken the armor of their target, setting them up for an unpleasant thumping.|
|Tero Fighter||Argentine designs now manufactured by Uruguay at low cost to support it's arms export industry, the Tero Fighter soars for the revolution, gunning down enemies with a brace of machine guns and autocannons, and is especially good for terrorizing helicopters and bombers.|
|Infantry||Machetero • Escopetero • Bushwhacker • Soldadera • Medic • Gastador|
|The Socialist Republic||Balloon Brigadier • Potato Tank • Artigas Artillery • Bigornia Tank • Tero Fighter|
|Buildings||Safehouse • Pulperia|
|Detailed Information||The Right to Live in Peace • MIR Characters|
| Atlantean Ascendancy • Unification Concordiat • Norse Fylkirate • Indo-Pacific Defense Initiative|
Pangaean Generation • Reactionary Guard • Enlightened Conclave • Kumun Hegemony
|Quantum Minor Factions|
| Korean People's Army • EoK Penal Divisions • Darkwater Industries • Dread Corsairs|
Balkan SFR's • Katipunan • Forgotten Flotilla • Iron Fangs
|Quantum Tech Building Factions|
|International Aid Association • 20px Interpol • Intercontinental Construction Cooperative|