The US Mogdonazian colonization plan
The Settlement Of Fort Pawnee, 1881
January 7th, 1881
I am happy to inform that we have finally arrived on the Ndolo River, after having to pass through many colonial outposts. The jungle is a damp and ill lit place to be in, we hope we can find some place to set up the settlement. Bwana Bob reminded us today also that we must find the source of this River.
Mjr. Ned Ringer

January 10th, 1881
We have found a small clearing in one of the many bends of this river. We have decided to use this clearing as base camp for the expedition. I will remain with half of the expedition to make this little lot adequate to american standards while Bwana Bob will take the other half to explore furthermore the Ndolo.
Mjr. Ned Ringer

February 22nd, 1881
We have been so far unsuccessful at setting up a fort, with only the ten men and myself left here to build it. We have only managed to put up tents, dig a well, build a dock and make an outhouse, but we have firm ideas of what this settlement will look like.
Mjr. Ned Ringer

February 23rd, 1881
What a relief! Bwana Bob has just arrived from his hazardous journey into Ndolo territory. He regretfully mentions that he could not find any sign of civilized or savage people and had to turn back 19 days ago when he encountered a cliff. Fortunately, he did not loose a single man during the entire journey, but his pet squirrel will be missed. Now we can finally start building our settlement, after a day's rest of course.
Mjr. Ned Ringer

March 19th, 1881
We may finally sleep in peace, for Fort Pawnee is now complete! It took us some time, but it was worth it. It is a grand joy of having a house to sleep in, a mess hall to eat in and a wall to separate us from the wilderness. I must say that this jungle is extremely hot. I would much prefer to spend the night in the fields of my native Kansas.
Mjr. Ned Ringer

March 25th, 1881
You must try to imagine the surprise I had when a small boat approached our newly constructed dock. It was captained by James Forrester, a lad from, as you might guess, Minnesota. He had said that Washington is pleased with our work here and that we should get some supplies and weapons to deal with the environment. And so we received a score of brand new winchester rifles, ammunition to last for a year, and enough food to make us forget the darn awful taste of the Ndolo river fish. Mr. Forrester told to us, later that same evening, of how he had to outsmart the Jerry customs at their outpost on the way here. He is due to leave tomorrow.
Mjr. Ned Ringer

April 7th, 1881
Bwana Bob came up to me today to discuss of matters involving the nature of our journey. He talked about the possiblity of finding out the source of this river we had encamped by and also of the natives from this bassin. It is unfortunate that we must first make ourselves self-sufficient before we can take up any grandscale expedition. He then went on to tell me that he believed that there was north of here a mountain range that might have ore deposits. He said that he wished to journey there, and at the same time he could look for natives to make alliances to. After some preparations, he left with 10 regulars into the bush.
Mjr. Ned Ringer

April 13th, 1881
I must say that I am discouraged at the amount of food that is to be found in the vicinity. Apart from fish, our daily rations, and the odd antillope, we have no sources of nutriments. I believe that it is our duty to do as we did in Kansas: do some darn agriculture! Besides, without a steady food source, this settlement will never grow. I'll talk it over with my men tommorow morning. I'm sure that they'll agree with me.
Mjr. Ned Ringer

April 15th, 1881
After one full day of debating, arguing without arguments and swearing, all the troops have voted in favour of building a farm. I believe the fish had something to do with this outcome. Anyway, we start as soon as possible.
Mjr. Ned Ringer

May 21st, 1881
What good tidings today has brought! The farm is finished and the crops have been sowed, so that we may soon have something to eat. Everyone is happy and relieved that the construction is done, but the work has only begun. We are still worried that Bwana Bob and his men are still in land unknown. But this morning, a little native boy came out from the jungle. This was a strange and welcomed sight. The child told us that our black faced explorer had stumbled upon a group of Liberian colonists who had wandered for months looking for someplace to settle. Bwana Bob explained to them his business here, and surprisingly, they joined up without a doubt. The boy failed to remember where exactly where they might be, but he did tell us about the other nations involved in Mogdonazia. Something about a Lao-Tsi-Ay (must be chinese, I recon) and of the dread Kuu-Boots. He also mentioned that a German outpost had been taken over by the Arabs. Maybe it's the same outpost farther down the river Ndolo. I must prepare some sort of speach for these muslim folks.
Mjr. Ned Ringer

June 5th, 1881
Today has been a somewhat uneventful day. Many others of the kind have come and gone. It was my turn today to weed the plot. Morale has risen since the news of Bwana Bob came to us, but a lot of the men here miss having to talk to civilians, so as to trade and to simply converse. I can relate to this.
Mjr. Ned Ringer

July 21th, 1881
The farm has really caught on. Just last week, some natives came to trade with us and we managed to acquire some cattle, much to the delight of some of the boys. The idea of a full fledged settlement is one step closer to be completed.
Mjr. Ned Ringer

July 29th, 1881
Today is truly a regretful day. A riverboat bearing the British flag came to the fort. One of the limeys had brought a copy of the London Times dated July 9th (damn it, why can't they read the New York Times like any civilized man!) But more horrifying than the newspaper was the headline: TREATY OF ZURICH GIVES MOGDONAZIA TO GERMANY! Apparently, we hadn't done enough, so we now have to clear out of "Deutsch Gummi-Afrika"! This is a major setback to the A.C.S. Anyway, we are packing up right away and will have left before the end of the week.
Mjr. Ned Ringer
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