Mojave Territories

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The Mojave Territories, also known as Oliver’s Expedition,[1] are the New California Republic holdings within the Mojave Desert, held by the New California Republic Army.

Historical background

While the first NCR troopers marched into the Mojave as early as 2253, it was not until the discovery of the Hoover Dam in 2273 that the NCR realised the importance of the desert. The initial occupation progressed smoothly, and in just four months the NCR captured the Hoover Dam.

Despite Chief Hanlon's objections, the Treaty of New Vegas was signed in 2274. For Oliver, the treaty made sense in the face of a resurgent Mojave Brotherhood. The NCR may have been able to seize the Mojave, but the question looms: will they be able to keep it?
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Representing the largely autonomous military expedition into the Mojave Wasteland, now headed by General Lee Oliver, the NCR's Mojave Territory expeditionary forces have attempted to maintain peace in, and annex, the region for over 20 years.[1]

Events


Politics

National spirits

The Mojave Territories starts with four national spirits:

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Support from Shady Sands
  • War Support: +15.00%
  • Production Efficiency growth: +15.00%
  • Division Attack: +3.0%
  • Reinforce Rate: +5.0%
Our campaign is reliant on a steady flow of troops, equipment and dollars from the government in Shady Sands. Whilst Shady Sands isn't going to just abandon the campaign anytime soon, if we can't produce results with the resources they've sunk into the area they may become less inclined to send fresh reinforcements.
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Pacification, Not Emancipation
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  • Research Speed: -5.00%
  • Resistance Target: +15%
  • Damage to Garrisons: +25.00%
  • Daily Compliance Gain: -0.03%
The Mojave Campaign is often dubbed the "Pacification of the Mojave", and it got that nickname for a reason. Our campaign is primarily militarily motivated: it is our mission to clear the Mojave of raiders, tribes and other threats that stand opposed to the Republic. Sure, if we can help the locals that would be nice, but in this harsh wasteland we must look out for the Republic first and foremost.
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The Treaty of New Vegas
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Signed in 2274 by Flag of New California Republic The New California Republic and Flag of New Vegas New Vegas after negotiations following the Republic's discovery of the mostly intact Hoover Dam, the treaty marks the first of many begrudging compromises the Republic has been forced to make with Mr. House in an attempt to prepare for the Bull. Whilst the NCR gained control of the Dam through the treaty, as well as military access into and around New Vegas, they must send 5% of the Dam's energy to the Strip, and must not in any way prevent access to the Strip by NCR citizens or off-duty troops.
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Operation Sunburst Preparation
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  • Division Recovery Rate: +10.0%
  • Division Attack: +10.0%
  • Division Defense: +10.0%
  • Reinforce Rate: +10.0%
  • Max planning: +10.0%


Leaders

Portrait Leader Ideology Party In power (2275) Popularity Unique portrait? Description Leader trait Notes
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General Lee Oliver People People Yes 80% Yes As the protege of the Hero of the Mojave, Oliver has a great amount of political clout and prestige behind him; but his cautious tactics and reliance on heavy troopers leave something to be desired, in the eyes of many company men. Dislikes Caesar's Legion
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General Josh Hanlon People People No 80% Yes --- Dislikes Caesar's Legion, War Industrialist Can come into power via Oliver resigning or through NCR Electoral Deadlock path.
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Julie Farkas People People No 80% Yes --- Dislikes Caesar's Legion, Follower of the Apocaplypse Can come into power via NCR Electoral Deadlock path
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James Hsu People People No 80% Yes --- Captain of Industry, Dislikes Caesar's Legion Can come into power via NCR Electoral Deadlock path

Technology


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Behind the scenes

  • The Mojave Territories focus tree was written and developed by HappyNTH,[2] being the focus tree they're most proud of developing.[3]
    • Despite their development diary attributing the Mojave Territories leadership to Lee Oliver at the behest of President Aaron Kimball, the military offensive began in 2253 under orders of then-NCR president Joanna Tibbett, only coming under the Kimball administration upon his election in 2273, 2 years before the beginning of the Old World Blues setting. HappyTNH clarified the matter by responding that in the Old World Blues mod canon, the military offense that led to the Territories formation began in 2253, while the Territories themselves were created around 2273 under the Kimball administration.[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Oliver’s Expedition - The Mojave Territories: "The largest change to the Mojave coming in 3.0 is the newly created Mojave Territories. Representing the largely autonomous military expedition headed by General Oliver into the Mojave at President Kimball’s behest, the Mojave Territories are receiving a unique focus tree to allow them to navigate the many issues they face in the Mojave."
  2. Development Diary #27.5 (Old World Blues in 2020: Diagnosis, Design and Decisions): "We also saw focus trees turn towards individuals and stories, evident from Zusk's Mojave Brotherhood, my Mojave Territories, Shoggi's (u/Furupawa) Native Federations, the remnants of Attis's Army and far beyond: more on this later."
  3. HappyNTH: "Before I took over as lead, I also created the Lone Star and Mojave Territories focus trees, the later being the one I'm most proud of"
    - Obtained from Discord, 8/26/2021
  4. 4. This one is a bit more nitpicky, and relates to a year-old development diary, but the Mojave Territories, at least their origin, seem a bit confusing. I noted it on their wiki page, but I'll quote it here for convenience:
    HappyTNH: "Dev Diaries are always prone to errors (I'm famous for typos), but in this case I think it's somewhat consistent. While the military offensive began in 2253, OWB canon has the creation of the Territories around 2273 under Kimball. Previously it was just more general military occupation of areas, rather than the more coherent administration under Oliver"
    - Obtained from Discord, 8/26/2021