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Benjamin Sanchez is caught in the middle of the second

Jun 3
Scenario: Benjamin Sanchez is caught in the middle of the second Amercan civil war. He joins the rising power Illinois and goes to battle, after seeing a comrade die before his eyes, he is terrified to continue fighting and has to get over it, and fight for a new america
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Benjamin Sanchez is caught in the middle of the second Amercan civil war. He joins the rising power Illinois and goes to battle, after seeing a comrade die before his eyes, he is terrified to continue fighting and has to get over it, and fight for a new america
It was the year 2024, and I had enlisted in the Illinois army a year after I had graduated from high school.
I was just a kid when I signed up, but I knew that the country needed me.
I knew that our lives would be changed forever, and I wanted to be a part of it.
I wanted to be on the front lines when the first shots were fired, and I was.
The tension had been building for years between the states and the federal government over amendments to the constitution that were in dispute.
The main amendments that were being disputed were the second amendment regarding gun rights and the tenth amendment regarding state sovereignty.
Several states had demanded that these amendments be repealed or that they would secede from the union.
The federal government had refused to comply and did not even allow for referendums to be held in the states to let the people decide.
It was decided by a group of elite politicians who had no regard for the will of the people or the constitution.
Some states had set deadlines for compliance with their demands, but no progress was made towards a peaceful resolution other than some politicians pretending like they were going to do something about it in Washington D.C. It was all a charade; at least that is what the people in my town thought.
On July 15th, 2024, a federal mandate was issued to all military forces: prevent states from seceding at all costs.
This order essentially declared war on any state that attempted to leave the union.
Captain Lee Thompson, our commanding officer, had warned us months before that if we chose to stay with our home state of Illinois, we would be expected to fight for its freedom and protection.
We all knew what he meant by "fight for its freedom and protection."
He was telling us to prepare for the inevitable.
We were going to war, and there was nothing we could do about it.
It was our duty, and we were ready to fulfill it.
He had told us that we were fighting for our homes, our families, and our friends.
He told us that we were fighting for our freedom and our way of life.
He told us that we were fighting for our country, and that we were fighting against an oppressive government that had no respect for the constitution, for the people, or for anything else.
His words resonated with us, and we were ready to make whatever sacrifice was necessary to protect our homes and our way of life.
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I was there when the first shots were fired, and I was there when the first blood was spilled.
I was there when the first man died, and I was there when the second man died.
I was there when the third man died, and I was there when the fourth man died.
I was there when the fifth man died, and I was there when the sixth man died.
I was there for all of it, every single moment of it, from start to finish.
And I will never forget it.
The day that changed everything began like any other day in my small town of Chicago, Illinois.
It was a hot summer day in July, and I had just turned eighteen years old a few weeks before.
It was the year 2024, and I had enlisted in the Illinois army a year after I had graduated from high school.
I was just a kid when I signed up, but I knew that the country needed me.
I knew that our lives would be changed forever, and I wanted to be a part of it.
I wanted to be on the front lines when the first shots were fired, and I was.
The tension had been building for years between the states and the federal government over amendments to the constitution that were in dispute.
The main amendments that were being disputed were the second amendment regarding gun rights and the tenth amendment regarding state sovereignty.
Several states had demanded that these amendments be repealed or that they would secede from the union.
The federal government had refused to comply and did not even allow for referendums to be held in the states to let the people decide.
It was decided by a group of elite politicians who had no regard for the will of the people or the constitution.
Some states had set deadlines for compliance with their demands, but no progress was made towards a peaceful resolution other than some politicians pretending like they were going to do something about it in Washington D.C. It was all a charade; at least that is what the people in my town thought.
On July 15th, 2024, a federal mandate was issued to all military forces: prevent states from seceding at all costs.
This order essentially declared war on any state that attempted to leave the union.
Captain Lee Thompson, our commanding officer, had warned us months before that if we chose to stay with our home state of Illinois, we would be expected to fight for its freedom and protection.
We all knew what he meant by "fight for its freedom and protection."
He was telling us to prepare for the inevitable.
We were going to war, and there was nothing we could do about it.
It was our duty, and we were ready to fulfill it.
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The main amendments that were being disputed were the second amendment regarding gun rights and the tenth amendment regarding state sovereignty.
Several states had demanded that these amendments be repealed or that they would secede from the union.
The federal government had refused to comply and did not even allow for referendums to be held in the states to let the people decide.It was decided by a group of elite politicians who had no regard for the will of the people or the constitution.
Some states had set deadlines for compliance with their demands, but no progress was made towards a peaceful resolution other than some politicians pretending like they were going to do something about it in Washington D.C. It was all a charade; at least that is what the people in my town thought.
On July 15th, 2024, a federal mandate was issued to all military forces: prevent states from seceding at all costs.
This order essentially declared war on any state that attempted to leave the union.
Captain Lee Thompson, our commanding officer, had warned us months before that if we chose to stay with our home state of Illinois, we would be expected to fight for its freedom and protection.
We all knew what he meant by "fight for its freedom and protection."
He was telling us to prepare for the inevitable.
We were going to war, and there was nothing we could do about it.
I remember the day we left for Washington D.C. like it was yesterday.
The tension was so thick you could cut it with a knife as we prepared to cross the Illinois-Indiana state line into Hammond, which is a city in Indiana near Lake Michigan.
From there, we would be heading to Chicago.
We formed up and were given a stirring speech by Captain Lee Thompson.
His words were filled with fear and determination as he told us of our duty and the fight that was ahead of us.
"Men," he said as he stood before us, his voice strong and filled with resolve.
"I don’t have to tell you what is at stake here. You know why we are doing this. We are fighting for our homes and our families. We are not fighting for some politician’s glory or for some corporation’s profit margin. We are fighting for freedom. We are fighting for Illinois."
As he spoke, I couldn’t help but think of what was ahead of us.
I had heard stories of war from my uncle, who had fought in Afghanistan when he was in the Army.
I never thought I’d be following in his footsteps when I enlisted myself.
I remember feeling a knot in my stomach as I thought about the battle ahead.
"I know what lies ahead is scary," Captain Lee continued.
"I can’t promise you that we will win this war, but I can promise you this: we will not go down without a fight. We will fight to the last man. We are soldiers of Illinois. We are soldiers of freedom. We will not back down!"
His words sent a chill down my spine, and I knew that there was no turning back.
For better or for worse, we were going to see this thing through.
Captain Lee’s leadership was instrumental in those early days of the war.
He had to contend with moving an army across hundreds of miles of territory, coordinating with other states like Michigan, and ensuring that we had supplies and support wherever we went.
Without him, I’m not sure we would have made it as far as we did.
I remember feeling fear and doubt about what was going to happen.
I wasn’t sure if we were going to win this war, and I wasn’t even sure if we should.
But I knew I couldn’t leave my comrades behind or abandon my state.
I had been trained and mentored by Captain Lee, and I trusted in his judgment.
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