From: South Carolina, USA
The Group of Western Nations continues to have only two actively warring partners as the American people stubbornly maintain an isolationist stance.
Great Britain and France continue to battle Germany, and Greater Germany now has northern depth as Norway has almost fallen, along with Sweden and Finland. Battles on the French border cost both sides losses, but no land changed hands. Lille is not able to manufacture anything while on the front lines, which is a bother, but the Germans are too strong to push back yet. Germany appears to have a solitary task as Italy is too weak to go to war, and Japan is tied up in a conflict with the USSR. Great Britain is thinking of sending an expeditionary force to France perhaps taking over the quiet Franco-Italian border. No decisions on this matter have been announced.
President Roosevelt had declared the Western Hemisphere an exclusionary zone for all outside powers. This extension of the Monroe Doctrine is expected to lead to the United States relieving the nations of the Western Hemisphere of the burdens of defense and foreign policy through their eventual inclusion in a comprehensive alliance. Existing British and French colonies will be grandfathered in, but no other influence in the hemisphere will be tolerated. This will be enforced by considering any subversion to be a direct attack on the hemisphere, and will be addressed by force if attempted. If diplomatic drift should lead to another power's presence in the hemisphere the situation should be rectified by turning all assets over to the United States. It is expected that any non-GOWN power's presence in the hemisphere will quickly raise the ire of the American people, who will demand the hemisphere be purged of this presence.
Great Britain and France announce that the Imperial system will be replaced with commonwealth status for the "colonial" peoples. Colonies such as Hong Kong may participate in plebiscites to determine if they wish to maintain independent status in a commonwealth. It is the policy of GOWN that a country is a political entity, not, necessarily, an ethnic one. In any case of a colony choosing to leave the commonwealth the other commonwealth members are justified in expecting compensation for the loss to the whole. Each case will be evaluated on its own merits.
The wars the world is engaged in will certainly result in political changes, and GOWN expects flexibility will result in the best world for our future.