In recent months, Britain’s Admiralty has established a complete blockade over Europe’s Atlantic Coast. King Jac Cohen’s navy has established a stranglehold of the seas that extends from Portugal and the Straits of Gibraltar in the south to the Norwegian coast. In the interest of denying key provisions and resources to the Central Powers, Cohen’s government has forbidden ships of all types, including civilian cargo ships, to reach the European coastline without explicit approval from Britain.
This announcement generated outrage and indignation in the United States, where no right has more support than free trade. In her now famous campaign address of Summer 1916 concerning the US and Europe’s war, Sugeidy Ferreira famously declared: “If any country needs our help we will happily exchange goods with them to keep our economy going. That’s the smart thing to do… But let it be known: if any country, and I mean any country tries to mess with the United States–IT’S OVER BITCHES!”
In the last year, this declaration has become known as the Ferreira Doctrine.
But sworn into her second term last month, Ferreira has come under intense pressure from business leaders, with interests in bringing the United States into the war, furious about the blockade.
The people of the United States, demonstrated by their overwhelming support of the ‘Peace Candidate’, feel otherwise. But that may change soon, with the help of propaganda.
On 14 April, Ferreira signed into existence the Committee of Public Information to generate, “not propaganda as the British defined it, but propaganda in the true sense of the word, meaning the ‘propagation of faith'”, in support of United States’s entry in the European conflict. President Ferreira has placed her most trusted advisor John Lubin, who right now runs the Office of Strategic Plans, in charge of this project with guidance from military consultant Ryan Claffey.