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VTBassMatt's Journal: Alternate History of the Country 2

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Lately I've been thinking about developing a setting for fiction and/or a game in which the United States are no longer... ahem... united.

I haven't come up with a precise time period or reason for their departure from the Union (although I'm thinking early 21st century after 40 years of relative peace, the turmoil of the 60s being not because of anti-establishment sentiment but because of establishment-versus-establishmnt warfare), but I have thought up a few of the nation-states. Each has its own military, economic system, constitution (or other government mandate), and all the things that go into making a modern government.

Republic of California (socialist)
California
Oregon
western Nevada
Dixie (democratic republic)
Georgia
Mississippi
Alabama
South Carolina
Seven Sovereigns (federation)
Kansas
Nebraska
South Dakota
North Dakota
Montana
Wyoming
southern Idaho
United States of New England (democratic republic)
Maine
New Hampshire
Vermont
Massachusetts
Rhode Island
Connecticut
Independent State of Washington (democratic republic)
Washington
northern Idaho
Kingdom of Appalachia (constitutional monarchy)
eastern Tennessee
southwestern Virginia (to Roanoke)
North Carolina
Republic of the Western Atlantic Seaboard (democratic republic)
Long Island
New Jersey
Delaware
eastern Maryland
eastern Virginia including Eastern Shore
The Free States of Independent America (federation)
central and northern Virginia
western Maryland
Pennsylvania
West Virginia (reunified with Virginia)
Washington, DC
The People's Republic of New York (socialist)
New York
Commonwealth of the Four Corners and Minor Outlying Areas (federation)
New Mexico
Colorado
Arizona
Utah
western Nevada
Republic of Texas (true republic)
Texas
Oklahoma
Sutherland (democratic republic)
middle and western Tennessee
Kentucky
Louisiarkia (mostly anarchy most of the time)
Louisiana
Arkansas
Democratic Nation of Miami (fascist dictatorship)
southern Florida
North Florida (democratic republic)
central and northern Florida
Iowan Confederacy (federation of counties)
Iowa
southern Minnesota
Wisconsin (democratic republic)
Wisconsin
southwestern section of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Kingdom of Hawaii (absolute monarchy)
Hawaii
as yet unnamed; undecided form of government
Missouri
Illinois
Indiana
Ohio
(seceded and accepted into Canada)
Alaska
northern Minnesota
Lower Peninsula of Michigan
eastern and northern Upper Peninsula of Michigan

So that leaves us with two socialist states, seven democratic republics, three state-based federations, one county-based federation, one true republic, one fascist state, a place of anarchy (but not necessarily unrest), and two monarchies. Additionally, some territory is lost to Canada, and one area effectively doesn't exist, as I haven't imagined it yet.

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  • I've got an initial draft of a map at http://filebox.vt.edu/users/macooper/USA.zip [vt.edu] (zipped because the braindead machine here at work doesn't have a good PNG writer and a huge BMP would take up too much of my personal webspace).

    Many thanks to Wikipedia for providing the initial map of the USA (it was originally a US Census Bureau map, so there is no copyright on the image, and the cleaned-up PNG version was submitted to Wikipedia so, if I understand correctly, it's OK to make derivative works).
  • Rethinking the nature of the inhabitants of my home area, I realized that I had inadvertantly set myself up for a nice name change:

    The Kingdom of Appalachia's full, legal name shall be The Kingdom of God on Earth in the Foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. They still go by Kingdom of Appalachia, though. =P

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