Topic

world war 2

3 petitions

Update posted 5 months ago

Petition to Codemasters

Reboot Turning Point: Fall of Liberty

Greetings everyone, I'm here to ask if anyone who is a fan of World War II games would like to support to reboot a game from 2008 called Turning Point: Fall of Liberty.  The reason is that the game unfortunately got slammed by critics and gamers alike because of its gameplay like low graphics, dumb AI, lack of characterization, and short campaign.  While this game to me is a guilty pleasure, I know that it's gameplay was done badly, but the real reason why I think it should be rebooted is its lore and setting.  Here's its lore from the game's Wikipedia page. "Turning Point: Fall of Liberty is based on an alternate history by Stephen R. Pastore where the point of divergence occurs with Winston Churchill's death in 1931 from being hit by a cab while visiting New York City, instead of surviving.[8] Nine years later, without his foresight and leadership, the United Kingdom falls to the Third Reich in 1940 after the British Royal Air Force was defeated by the German Luftwaffe, achieving air supremacy, and Operation Sea Lion was launched, forcing Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain to surrender to Nazi Germany. This allows Germany to sweep through the other surrounding countries virtually unopposed. The Third Reich invades the Soviet Union with Operation Barbarossa unhampered, and conquers large amounts of territory and many Russian cities, including Stalingrad, Leningrad, and Moscow. After numerous German victories decimate the disorganized Russians, the Red Army and Joseph Stalin surrender to the Wehrmacht and Adolf Hitler. The non-aggression pact Stalin made with Germany prior to the invasion left him without any allies to back him up. The Nazis also help their Italian allies conquer North Africa, creating Benito Mussolini's "New Roman Empire". Japan sweeps through Asia unopposed using Germany's captured Middle Eastern and Soviet oil, which makes any U.S. oil embargo against Japan useless. Various resistance groups form in occupied Europe against the oppressive regime. They are unable to do much against the Nazis, and many are crushed. Even peaceful demonstrations against Nazi occupation are met with fierce hostility.[9] During the war, the United States chose an isolationist policy, implemented by Republican president Thomas E. Dewey (who defeated Harry S. Truman in 1948). A period of development follows the success of the Axis Powers, transforming conquered Europe, Asia and Africa into the Greater German Reich and allowing allies Japan and Italy to share in the prosperity; at the same time, the Nazis start engineering and mass-producing many of their Wunderwaffen, including jet fighters, super-heavy tanks, and high-tech bombers. This advanced technology makes Germany the strongest nation on the planet. With the war essentially over, the people of the world wonder why the weapons are being developed, and what is the purpose of the build-up. This causes rising tensions between the now technologically superior German Reich and the United States, one of the few nations that is still free from Nazi rule. The United States and the rest of the League of Nations continue to condemn the actions of Nazi Germany in the occupied territories, but make no attempts to stop them, as the U.S. is still dominated by anti-war sentiment. When secret plans for an American invasion by German and Japanese forces are found by the British Resistance, codenamed Operation Humpback Whale, Germany and Japan are quick to deny it, saying these accusations are ludicrous. President Dewey believes their lies, and continues his isolationist policies, refusing to stock up on arms and increase the size of the military in case of a possible invasion. The invasion plans turn out to be true, however, and Operation Humpback Whale is launched in 1953, with a combined German/Japanese offensive striking at the United States on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts." To me, this alone is the sole reason why this game needs a reboot.  Though this time will be different, while the reboot will still have the same lore, it should also have a greater deal to its gameplay as well with a longer and compelling campaign with a weaker US fighting a much stronger enemy on their home terf.  Weapons that are both advance but also fit the time period of America and Germany. In fact, I even created a Google Document about ideas for a potential Turning Point reboot.  It talks about changes to gameplay, campaign, and lore to the game that could make it better in a rebooted version.  Its ongoing, in that I'm still adding things in it and you can check it out in this link Turning Point Ideas and you can comment on anything there whether it be advise or something that is on your mind. So please, if anyone who loves WW II games and are interested in the scenario should sign this petition to make this game great in a reboot. AMERICA SHALL NEVER FALL!

Kenneth Duran
29 supporters
Started 8 months ago

Petition to President of the United States, United States Department of Defense

Make the US Government Apologize for the Laconia Incident of 1942

Upon reading an article the other day, a certain story stuck out that if finally resolved and handled correctly, could greatly improve US - European relations.  In war, many crimes are committed, that comes with the practice.  When the Allies found out what atrocities the Nazis had committed to Jews, and the Japanese treatment of American POWs, the American people were outraged.  However, with the war ending, many events which are also war crimes were left in the shadows when these large cases came to light, and some have yet to be acknowledged or apologized for.  One such crime were the actions made by the United States following the sinking of the British Ocean Liner, the RMS Laconia.  The Laconia was sunk by a German navy U Boat (submarine) captain since it was carrying mounted weapons on the decks.  The ship at the time was carrying Axis prisoners of war, specifically 268 British soldiers, 160 Polish soldiers (who were on guard), 80 civilians, and 1,800 Italian prisoners.  Surfacing to aid any of the few survivors he would have expected from a cargo vessel, captain Werner Hartenstein surfaced to find several thousand people in the water, many of whom were civilians.  He immediately requested any nearby ships in the area to aid in picking up survivors on an open radio frequency, as well as eventually draping red cross flags over his sub to avoid air attack and protect the survivors.  Another submarine soon arrived and assisted, but eventually a United States Air Force B24 Liberator bomber soon loomed overhead.  The pilot, Lieutenant James D. Harden, saw the scene and radioed in the situation; despite the messages, red cross flags, and even the signaling in morse code of an RAF officer standing with the U boat crew on the conning tower, the bomber was ordered by Captain Robert C. Richardson III to attack and made multiple attack runs, dropping bombs and depth charges around the submarines.  Several life boats being towed behind the U boats were hit with bombs, killing dozens of Allied sailors and civilians.  Aware that this would not end as long as he was visible, captain Hartenstein ordered survivors off his submarine and back into the water, while slowly submerging to avoid further attack.  The plane was reported to have sunk the submarine, but in reality they had missed.  This event caused the German Admiral Karl  Doenitz to prohibit the rescue of any survivors of sinking ships for fear of more attacks on submarines.  At Nuremberg in 1946, American prosecutors indicted Doenitz of multiple war crimes, including the Laconia order, but this backfired into embarrassment when American Admiral of the Pacific US Fleet Chester Nimitz made a statement denouncing that specific charge on the ground that the American navy had operated under unrestricted submarine warfare in the Pacific since war was declared in 1941.  To sum up this mess, the United States Army Air Corps (now  the USAF) had attacked a rescue operation of both allied civilians and sailors as well as countless Italian prisoners of war.  According to International Law Studies, both Robert Richardson and James Harden should have been charged and convicted of war crimes.   That is why I am urging the United States government, specifically the Department of Defense or President Trump, to offer an apology to all parties who suffered casualties that go against the rules of conventional warfare.  I believe that this would not only bury a long over due hatchet and gap in history books, but also help better relations between the US and its European Allies, specifically England, Poland, Italy, and Germany (the nationality of those attacked), some of which have been disturbed by the comments made by Mr. Trump concerning the UN and NATO.  

Ian Anderson
13 supporters