Echidna Propaganda piece this time. Thematically similar to the Eggman/Robotnick piece from before, though that was really just for fun. Part of the Angel Island War Journal series of scraps and sketches.
Cycle of Ages:
New World Order Post-Mortem
As the Angel Island War dragged on into its second year, and with much of Echidnapolis still in ruin, the winds of political change began to favor the Progressive People’s Reform Party. The political arm of the former Dark Legion, now nominally headed by the Last Guardian, Knuckles, was poised to make substantial gains. There was growing dissatisfaction with the conduct of the previous administration, having nearly lost Echidnapolis (save for the Guardian’s brave actions), and for being seen as weak and unprepared on the issue of national defense.
In January of 3239, Knuckles and his running mate, Lien-Da, formed a coalition governing party with the Social Republican Party. Due largely to Knuckles’ popularity among the people, and Lien-Da’s careful political maneuvering, by February they had control of the Chancellery and the Upper Congress, with a small majority in the Lower Congress as well. The PPRC had an iron grip on power, and it would hold it for nearly twenty years.
In the short term, the PPRC’s stated goals were the following:
The Unconditional Surrender of the Quaz Xialjyet
The Incorporation of Albion into a Greater Echidnapolis Sphere
Support for Mercian Independence as a Buffer with the Kingdom of Acorn
Nationalization of the Power Supply
Creation of a minimum wage
Creation of an Agency for Employment, Education and Relocation
Ironically, the PPRC would adopt the same stance as their Xialjyet foes in the call for Pan-Island unity. The Echidna would also extend this philosophy (“Angel Island for Islanders”) to include all off island Echidna (“Echidna Unite!”), and lightly populated areas nearby. A steadily expanding series of buffer or “security” states would be set up over the next decade, many based on the perceived racial determinism of minority populations nearby or through forced relocation of native Island groups.