This is the October 30, 2009 WCRB report on the current status of the southern United States.
The Doomsday event of September 25-26, 1983 forever changed the face of the planet in every way imaginable. Every country was affected, but few more than the United States of America. It is estimated that the U.S. lost at least 90 percent of its population as a result of the devastation caused by the Soviet Union's missiles.
Fortunately, people have survived in the former United States. Small, independent nations have arisen in the northeastern, mid-western and western U.S., all showing great potential for positive contributions of all kinds to the world.
Even with news of these nations having recently become known to the world at large, there are nevertheless several areas of the former United States that very little is known about. The most prominent of these areas is the southeastern U.S.
In 2008, the WCRB accepted a joint proposal by Mexican and Cuban officials to investigate the region. The expedition began in February, 2008, with Cuba turning over its findings on the states of Florida and Georgia over to the WCRB. Missions deeper into the region began in April, 2008, with teams exploring portions of former Alabama and South Carolina. The League of Nations took over oversight of the project in March, 2009, assigning its headquarters to Cuba, but headed by officials from Mexico, Cuba, the ANZC, the United Republic of South America and the East Caribbean Federation.
Over the next 17 months, portions of 15 states were explored. Three functioning nations (Kentucky, Virginia and West Texas), all on the "periphery" of the region, were discovered, as well as 19 "survivor communities" found in all of the states except for Texas and Virginia.
"Positive" contact with 12 of the communities was made. Two communities, in the Everglades of Florida and in southern Georgia, have previously established contact and relations with Cuba and Mexico. The other five communities - in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and South Carolina - were rendered unsafe for first contact but have been noted for future visits. The LoN has assured those 12 communities of its intention to render to them all possible aid.
An additional group of communities very recently discovered in eastern Texas, centered around Nacogdoches, was not included in this report.
The WCRB spent months interviewing local residents, historians and government officials and investigating written records dating back to Doomsday itself, both from surviving nations and records left over in abandoned cities and towns by those who have long since died.
What follows is a brief report on the WCRB's findings in the region. A more detailed report will be made publicly available by the WCRB in January, 2010.
For the purposes of the expedition, the following states, having been considered part of the "southern" United States, were chosen for exploration:
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
More to come
Most military targets and all major cities were hit by nuclear weapons on September 25 (some cities, like Atlanta, are known to have taken as many as four hits). Some targets, namely obsolete military bases and other military bases of little strategic importance were hit by conventional missiles. Two notable exceptions were Fort Campbell on the Kentucky/Tennessee border, expected to have been a nuclear target but was hit by several conventional missiles; and Fort Knox in north central Kentucky, which was untouched by any kind of Soviet missile.
A brief, state-by-state overview of the region and the first years post-Doomsday follows.
- Alabama - Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery and Phenix City were destroyed. Violence broke out across the state. A provisional state government in Auburn fell apart before Christmas of 1983. Selma became refuge for state's surviving African-Americans; Caucasians also fled to Selma, were driven out in racial violence. They fled west, setting up a tent city known as "New Montgomery" between Selma and Hattiesburg, Mississippi. There are smaller settlements, of between 100 and 1,000 people, along the Tennessee, Coosa and Alabama Rivers.
- Arkansas - Little Rock city, plus Little Rock AFB and nearby Titan missile bases, were bombed, as was Blytheville Fort Smith and Texarkana. Four provisional governments in Jonesboro, Fayetteville, El Dorado and Hot Springs were established between Doomsday and December 1983, with only the Hot Springs community surviving long-term. The survivors from Jonesboro, El Dorado and Fayetteville eventually found their way to Hot Springs.
- Florida - all major cities and nearby AFB bases destroyed, along with Key West and Cape Canaveral. Cuban expeditions found survivors in Everglades and isolated towns along the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, and WCRB expedition found survivors in the Florida panhandle and in the central portions of the state.
- Georgia - Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Savannah, bombed, along with Warner-Robins SAC base in Macon; Fort Benning; and Fort Stewart. Provisional state capital in Athens, which covered only the immediate area, fell apart in violence by spring 1984. Cuban explorers found small communities in southern Georgia, the largest being Darien. WCRB discovered white supremacist community in northeast Georgia having occupied the town of Toccoa, claiming itself to be the Confederate States of America and actively practicing slavery of African Americans.
- Kentucky - bombs hit Louisville and Richmond as well as adjacent Cincinnati. Owensboro joined with Evansville, Indiana for regional provisional government. Lexington formed own provisional state government. Frankfort state government fell apart in first week post Doomsday. Bowling Green, Paducah, eastern Kentucky areas also fell apart in violence. Survivor communities established in south central Kentucky and Lake Cumberland areas. A provisional state government established in Fort Knox, declared itself a nation in 1984, the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It claims much of the state, and southern Indiana, as its current territory. The Virginian Republic claims portions of eastern Kentucky as its own.
- Louisiana - Shreveport, New Orleans, Alexandria, and Fort Polk hit. State government reorganized in Lafayette. State divided into three parishes in Lafayette, Monroe and Lake Arthur. Some survivor communities are found in the bayous.
- Mississippi - Columbus AFB, Jackson, Biloxi, Gulfport hit. Provisional state governments in Natchez and Hattiesburg became separate city states. Hattiesburg has kept peace in the region for the last two decades and has been targeted for future League of Nations aid and development.
- Missouri - Central Missouri, particularly targets in Kansas City and St. Louis and an extensive area of missile silos in west-central Missouri, was hit hard by the Soviet missile attacks. The only habitable areas of state for months were the northern and southern counties. The lieutenant governor and some state officials were able to escape the capital of Jefferson City (in central Missouri, between Kansas City and St. Louis) to Springfield. The provisional state government dissolved as Springfield fell apart in chaos in November 1983. Subsequent attempts between local officials in southwest and southeast Missouri to establish another provisional government were unsuccessful; those efforts led to the creation of city states in Joplin and Cape Girardeau. Some thought has been given to exploring central Missouri, especially Jefferson City and Columbia, as well as re-establishing a regional capital in Springfield.
- North Carolina - targets included Charlotte; Fort Lejuene; Havelock; Fayetteville; Goldsboro; Fort Fisher; Jacksonville; Raleigh; and Greensboro. Durham, Winston-Salem, Morrisville and Wilmington abandoned soon after Doomsday due to violence and mass deaths from radiation and starvation. Survivor community in Elizabeth City discovered by Brazilians several years ago, but its knowledge was withheld from world community for as yet undivulged reasons. Elizabeth City community rediscovered by WCRB, which also found a nation based in Asheville that is also targeted for League of Nations help.
- Oklahoma - Enid, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Custer, Fort Sill hit. Survivor community found in Broken Bow, which calls itself the provisional capital of the state of Oklahoma, loyal to the United States of America.
- South Carolina - Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Parris Island, Columbia hit. Piedmont Republic centered in Greenville and Clemson. Anderson is center of smaller African-American nation based on the ideals of the old Nation of Islam. Small survivor community in Georgetown discovered by WCRB. Eleven families discovered in camp outside former city of Florence.
- Tennessee - The cities of Nashville, Memphis and Knoxville were hit, as was Signal Mountain and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Anderson. Survivor communities in Portland (north of Nashville, near the Kentucky border) and Jackson (western Tennessee) were discovered. Morristown is capital of East Tennessee republic. Knoxville is considered to be salvageable.
- Texas - Destroyed cities include Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, El Paso, Texarkana, Abilene, Lubbock, Laredo, Wichita Falls, Killeen, Universal City and McAllen. All were major economic or political centers, and/or were homes to Air Force bases. Western Texas was spared largely of nuclear attack and became a haven for refugees. Area political leaders formed the Republic of West Texas in 1985. Very recently survivor communities in the Tyler/Nacogdoches area of eastern Texas were discovered. West Texas discovered that Waco had not been hit by nuclear weapons, but apparently fell apart in some type of violence; the town is salvageable. Several survivor communities in south Texas also discovered by Cuban and Mexican scouts. WCRB scouts explored the ruins of Houston, Galveston and Corpus Christi in 2008 and 2009, finding no life but some salvageable materials.
- Virginia - The hardest-hit areas were the northern area of the state adjacent to the District of Columbia; the ports of Norfolk and Virginia Beach along the Atlantic coast; and the capital of Richmond. Interestingly, the Mount Weather complex, where US President Ronald Reagan stayed for a time after Doomsday, was not hit by Soviet missiles. Portions of the state containing survivor communities, including the towns of Lynchburg, Roanoke and Charlottesville, are under the control of the Virginian Republic as the state of East Virginia.
- West Virginia - The state suffered only direct hits in Huntington and Wheeling. Charleston, the state capital, and the Greenbrier complex in White Sulphur Springs (where US President George H.W. Bush was taken on DD), survived. The state government collapsed in the weeks after Doomsday; written records offer conflicting reasons that then-Vice President Bush never communicated with Charleston. After the state collapsed, the city government took over for a short time. Members of the 101st Airborne out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, led by US Army General James Thompson, found Charleston had survived and, in a span of a few days, took over the city and established military control over much of West Virginia. Any remaining survivor communities and towns were unified under Thompson's leadership as the Virginian Republic, which has spread into neighboring Kentucky and Virginia and also explored portions of Ohio, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Maryland.
It is now widely known that three governments arose in Kentucky, Texas and West Virginia and grew into viable nation states. Kentucky, West Texas and the Virginian Republic are the only such known nation-states to arise in the southern U.S., and they exist to this day.
It has been known for some time that Cuba sent expeditions of its own into the states of Florida and Georgia beginning in the late 1990s. Despite not having explored the entirety of either states, Cuba has managed to establish 67 camps of varying sizes throughout Florida and southern Georgia.
Perhaps the most famous story involving Cuban scouts was the discovery of the "secret formula" to the Coca-Cola soft drink, discovered in an abandoned car in the former town of Americus (it was handwritten on a piece of paper found in a lock box in the car's trunk; the formula was determined to be legitimate by Cuban officials, after the drink created from it was said by Cuban residents to taste like the Coca-Cola they remembered from before Doomsday).
The other famous story, within the Mexican/Caribbean region, is Cuban scouts coming across survivor communities in the Florida Everglades and in Darien, Georgia. In both cases the locals took up guns, thinking the Cubans to represent the continuation of the Soviet Union's attack on the U.S.; one Cuban diplomat, traveling with the military on both occasions, was able to calm the locals down, and help negotiate an agreement between both sides. (Mexican officials, some of whom are former Americans themselves, help oversee Cuban influence in the two communities.)
Other known surviving societies are considered micronations or city-states, areas in which political and military influence extends only to a town or city's borders or immediate environs. The WCRB found at least one such state in each state except for Virginia (any such city-states are considered to have come under the control of the Virginian Republic).
As in the rest of the United States, the southern states were affected by impacts and the subsequent effects of fallout from those impacts, as well as the loss of the vast majority of the region's largest cities and towns and economic and military centres.
The early weeks and months post-Doomsday were chaotic. Nine of the states formed provisional governments, recognized to varying degrees, but all fell apart by the following spring.
One of the provisional governments, in Joplin, Missouri, was formalized as the Free Republic of Joplin after it became clear that the provisional Missouri state government could not govern beyond the Joplin area. Remnants of the Mississippi state government fled to Hattiesburg and helped form a stable micronation there. Conversely, the provisional Alabama government in Auburn fell apart in 1986 after an apparent war over food and involving race was fought in the city.
The WCRB has found that at least five black nationalist micronations, two which survive in Selma, Alabama and Anderson, South Carolina, arose between Doomsday and 1990.
Also, no less than eight micronations calling themselves the successors to the Confederate States of America arose in the first decade post-Doomsday; two are known to have survived, one a tent city near the Alabama-Mississippi border called "New Montgomery", inside the Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge, the other in Toccoa Falls, Georgia. All four communities fought over scare resources, with each other and other now-dead communities in their respective regions, and resorted not only to extreme violence in their various wars, but also to policies of ethnic cleansing and slavery of the opposite race.
The situation between the Toccoa and Anderson communities, and the Selma and "New Montgomery" communities, can best be described as a micro cold-war, with both sides knowing that if they ever went to all-out war, it would effectively result in the destruction of their societies. It remains to be seen how any knowledge of other surviving nation-states in the former United States would affect that mindset.
The other microstates encountered by this expedition were considerably more peaceful, and more tolerant. They found a way out of the struggles in the first decade post-Doomsday without resorting to violence, ethnic cleansing or racist policies. The communities in Hattiesburg; the Cave City region of Kentucky; Morristown, Tennessee; and Asheville, North Carolina can be considered to be the equivalent of advanced, educated late-19th-century societies. They took advantage of resources from universities in their cities or their immediate regions and used them to help build their societies and cultures and to give the highest-available degree of education to their children.
The WCRB considers these four microstates to be the best candidates to join the community of nations in North America.
Interestingly enough, all of the communities other than Anderson, New Montgomery, Selma or Toccoa consider themselves to still be part of the United States. When WCRB scouts let it be known to Asheville, Cave City, Hattiesburg and Portland officials that the American Provisional Administration had dissolved in 1995, the locals still considered themselves to be American citizens first and foremost.
Current known situation
This is what is currently known regarding the southern United States.
Three fully-functioning nations were discovered by the WCRB in the past year:
- The Commonwealth of Kentucky, with its capital in the town of Elizabethtown and his military headquarters in nearby Fort Knox
- The Republic of West Texas, with its capital in Midland
- The Virginian Republic, its capital in Charleston (which also was the capital of former West Virginia)
The four groups of survivor towns previously encountered by Cuban forces are:
- Darien, Georgia, along the Atlantic seaboard: town of approximately 7,700 that negotiated trade terms with Cuba. Has built a small seaport that could be expanded and used as an entry point for trade in and out of the region. Cuba and the LoN are in the process of re-establishing electricity to the town.
- The Everglades in Florida: area where refugees from major cities fled after Doomsday. An estimated 13,000 live in the region in somewhat primitive conditions. Electricity and other modern amenities have been restored by Cuba, with oversight from Mexico and the LoN.
- Numerous communities throughout Florida, ranging from a dozen to as many as 1,100 (but more commonly in the 200-500 range), built around farms. Some have taken on the characteristics of towns.
The most notable survivor communities and/or nations discovered in the region are listed in order by former state:
- "New Montgomery, CSA", along the old Alabama-Mississippi border between Selma and Hattiesburg: Racist Caucasian-only city state of 14,000 people built as a "tent city" in a former national forest southwest of Selma, Alabama and east of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. In ongoing cold war with black state of Selma. Some citizens who have advocated for better relations with Selma have been exiled and found refuge in Hattiesburg
- Selma, Alabama: Racist African-American state, of 13,500 people, in cold war with Caucasian state of New Montgomery. Cold war between two nations dates back to Doomsday. Some citizens who advocated better relations with New Montgomery and Hattiesburg found themselves executed or exiled (the survivors also were welcomed in Hattiesburg).
- Hot Springs, Arkansas: City-state of 14,000 that survived a civil war over slavery in the 1980s and 1990s. The current government overthrew racist warlords in 1995, and has defeated them three times since with the help of Joplin.
- "Apalachicola", a survivor community in the former Apalachicola National Forest on the Florida panhandle. Estimated population of 2,000.
- Toccoa, Georgia: Caucasian city-state in northeast Georgia, considers itself the successor to the Confederate States of America. Approximately 23,200 people live here, including African American slaves (slavery is legal in Toccoa). Ongoing cold war with nearby Islamic Republic of Anderson, Piedmont and Asheville.
- Cave City/Glasgow/Horse Cave, Kentucky: group of survivor communities based in Cave City in south-central Kentucky. Many of the older survivors took refuge in nearby Mammoth Cave after Doomsday.
- Lake Cumberland, Kentucky: another survivor community in south central Kentucky, population 2,000, close enough to Cave City to have established relations with it in late 1990s.
- Lafayette, Louisiana: Capital of the state of Louisiana since the late 1980s. Population estimated to be 80,000.
- Monroe, Louisiana: The second major city remaining in Louisiana, population estimated to be 50,000.
- Lake Arthur, Louisiana: Isolated city state of 2,100. Considers itself part of the United States and also the legitimate successor to the state of Louisiana. Leaders are concerned about long-term flooding from the bayou and the Gulf of Mexico. Has been in contact with other towns and villages, many of which are said to have heavy Creole and French influence.
- Hattiesburg, Mississippi: Democratic city-state of 133,000 that has helped kept peace in the region since Doomsday. People consider themselves Americans first and foremost.
- Natchez, Mississippi: Micronation of 21,200 that was once capital of a provisional Mississippi state government. Site of the signing of a historic trade agreement between itself, nearby Hattiesburg and the state of Louisiana, locally referred to as the Natchez Accords, in the late 1980s. Caucasians and African-Americans get along well enough with one another here. One unique cultural aspect of Natchez is that professional wrestling - a form of scripted, athletic entertainment, with aspects of amateur wrestling, fighting and entertainment, promoted as sport throughout the old southern U.S. pre-Doomsday - is contested here as a real sport.
- Cape Girardeau, Missouri: City-state of 24,000. Leaders used resources at Southeast Missouri State University to keep populace educated, and to help establish an independent, self-sufficient state.
- Joplin, Missouri: City-state of 35,000. Officially known as the Free State of Joplin. Became provisional capital of the state of Missouri after the state government in Springfield fell apart in late 1983. Trades with Cape Girardeau and Hot Springs.
- Asheville, North Carolina: Nation of 132,000 people. Along with Cape Girardeau, Morristown, Greenville and Hattiesburg, perhaps the most educated populace of any such state in this region.
- Elizabeth City, North Carolina: Seaside town of 1100. Visited in 2002 and 2004 by Brazilian explorers whom (for reasons yet unknown) kept the discovery to themselves and the Brazilian government.
- Greenville, South Carolina: Capital of a nation referring to itself as the Piedmont Republic, which is said to have a population of approximately 400,000.
- Broken Bow, Oklahoma: Only known city-state in Oklahoma, population 12,500. Considers itself the successor to the state of Oklahoma.
- Anderson, South Carolina: Peaceful, predominantly Nation of Islam-inspired city-state of 25,000. Slavery of Caucasians and Hispanics was practiced at one point. Ongoing cold war with nearby Toccoa.
- Georgetown, South Carolina: Isolated city-state of 4000. Population was "overjoyed" to meet WCRB scouts and hear of other surviving communities and nations in the former U.S., while saddened to learn that the American Provisional Administration had disbanded.
- Morristown, Tennessee: City-state, with an estimated population of 50,000. Made up of locals and refugees from nearby Knoxville, which was hit by some conventional weapons and torn apart by violence in 1980s. Much material from the University of Tennessee was salvaged and relocated here, resulting in a highly educated populace.
- Portland, Tennessee: City-state north of former Nashville. Ally of Cave City and Lake Cumberland. Population estimated to be 16,000.
Discovered in fall 2009, after the WCRB concluded its expedition into the region:
- The "Republic of Texas", more popularly known as eastern Texas, a group of 13 city-states with their capital in Nacogdoches. Population estimated at around 80,000.
The state of the region has already been explained. More details are forthcoming in an expanded report to be released in 2010, but these in brief are our conclusions and recommendations:
- The region, thought to be lawless and barren, is to the contrary inhabited and full of life. The population of course is significantly less than pre-Doomsday, but apart from the bombed areas, plant and animal life is said to be at or near where it was pre-Doomsday.
- This is promising news for future re-population, as it means that crops can be planted in the region. This is vital to any continuing nations or city-states in the region.
- The city-states are all operating at an 18th- or 19th-century standard of living, with only a few having any type of operating electricity or communications.
- Medical facilities and practices have devolved from a 20th-century level. Efforts to upgrade medical services to a 20th century level must be a priority.
- Therefore, not only must reconstruction efforts target agriculture, sanitation and water, but also include medical services, electricity, communications and transportation.
- It is thought that it will be easiest to first upgrade agriculture and medical, and then set up telephone lines across the region, as well as repair highways and interstates and rail lines damaged by Doomsday or through years of neglect. Electricity must take a high priority as well, and be ongoing to the other efforts.
- It would be best if this effort was headed up by area nation states, those who are League of Nations members and those who are not. Whether this can occur will depend on negotiations between the LoN and its member states and non-members.
Whatever is done, the LoN must do its best to preserve the city-states autonomy and protect them in case they are in situations where they come into conflict with another nation that is significantly more advanced militarily. We see this as a distinct possibility, and that ongoing negotiations with these nations might help to mitigate or eliminate that potential threat.
These city states represent an area of the world that for various reasons was not discovered until now. We cannot turn our back on them, as we cannot turn our back on any other peoples. The challenges here are great, but not insurmountable, and with hard work and persistence any such efforts will pay off in the end.
Gabriel Romero Navarro
World Census and Reclamation Bureau
Nueva Gerona, 'Cuba
LoN addendum to report, dated November 12, 2009
- On November 11, the League of Nations confirmed the appointment of Brant McAllister of Mexico to oversee the LoN's efforts within the southern portion of the former United States of America. McAllister's official title is Director of the League of Nations Southern United States of America Oversight District. His responsibilities include heading up LoN efforts to extend aid to recently discovered survivor towns and city-states in the area, and, with the assistance of peacekeepers from area LoN member states, to protect any of the survivor towns and city-states that wish to remain autonomous. McAllister will also act as a liaison between the LoN and any non-member states inside North America that wish to pursue LoN membership or otherwise work with the LoN in any way.
- McAllister most recently was one of the overseers appointed by the Mexican government to monitor scouting expeditions in the region. He is a former businessman from Little Rock, Arkansas, who was on holiday with his family in Acapulco on Doomsday. He became a leader for American refugees, while rising to the position of chief executive officer for a leading Mexican bank from 1989 to 1995. McAllister eventually served two terms as a senator representing the predominantly American district in Acapulco, and asked to be a part of the Mexican expedition into the southern United States in 2007. McAllister and his wife, Brenda, will reside temporarily at the LoN consulate in Nueva Gerona, Cuba, until a permanent headquarters inside the former U.S. can be identified.
LoN addendum to report, dated November 27, 2009
Brant McAllister, the director of the southern United States region for the LoN, will be moving with his family to the city-state of Hattiesburg in January, along with other LoN officials and support staff. Hattiesburg will be named the headquarters for the LoN region on November 30; from there, McAllister will direct LoN relief efforts for the various city-states in the region.
An update on the cities mentioned in the report:
- Darien, Georgia, along the Atlantic seaboard: Cuba and the LoN are in the process of re-establishing electricity to the town. Cubans said to be downplaying communist ties, deferring to American-led LoN leaders on ground (out of respect for the people, said to be still loyal to the United States).
- The Everglades in Florida: Community now centered in Everglades City and Naples. Electricity and other modern amenities have been restored by Cuba, with oversight from Mexico and the LoN. Medical services being restored slowly, with functioning hospital now operating in Naples (and associated clinics in Everglades City and Pinecrest).
- "New Montgomery, CSA", along the old Alabama-Mississippi border between Selma and Hattiesburg: LoN keeping eye on situation. Scouts infiltrated Hattiesburg, kidnapped residents for information: after a tense stand off, Hattiesburg police gave the information after the residents were released, unharmed. New Montgomery scouts then arrested on site, but one was sent back with "stern" warning "to never resort to violence, again, especially like this".
- Selma, Alabama: LoN keeping eye on situation, particularly as it is believed that Selma now knows something of the WCRB expedition and the current status of the rest of the world.
- Hot Springs, Arkansas: LoN engineers and others from Mexico and ANZC in region, assessing current situation of town.
- "Apalachicola", a survivor community in the former Apalachicola National Forest on the Florida panhandle: WCRB scouts plan to enter area in December.
- Toccoa, Georgia: LoN keeping eye on situation.
- Cave City/Glasgow/Horse Cave, Kentucky: recently became part of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
- Lake Cumberland, Kentucky: also became part of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
- Lake Arthur, Louisiana: LoN engineers from Mexico on ground.
- Hattiesburg, Mississippi: Headquarters of LoN southern United States region. Peacekeepers setting up camp at Hattiesburg Municipal Airport; runways, airport being rebuilt for peacekeeping and civilian use. Electricity could be fully restored by spring; radio, television stations in process of being set up.
- Natchez, Mississippi: LoN, Hattiesburg leaders met with Natchez leaders in November; Meeting said to have gone "very well" for all sides involved.
- Cape Girardeau, Missouri: LoN engineers, medical personnel, peacekeepers in area.
- Joplin, Missouri: LoN engineers, medical personnel, peacekeepers in area.
- Asheville, North Carolina: Capital of provisional Blue Ridge Republic. Has accepted help from both LoN and Virginia Republic engineers and military. Referendum on independence or union with East Tennessee, or Virginia, set for March 2010.
- Elizabeth City, North Carolina: Has requested LoN peacekeepers (none from Brazil). Engineers from Mexico have visited. Leaders set to meet with Blue Ridge leaders in December. Mexico has filed protest with LoN over Brazilian expedition's "conduct" several years ago in regards to not disclosing existence of Elizabeth City.
- Broken Bow, Oklahoma: LoN set to send peacekeepers, engineers, medical support to city; leaders willing to accept, but want to meet with leaders from West Texas and the Committee to Restore the United States of America.
- Anderson, South Carolina: LoN keeping eye on situation.
- Georgetown, South Carolina: LoN peacekeepers from the East Caribbean Federation arrived before Thanksgiving. Engineers from Mexico and Celtic Alliance on the ground, with immediate goal to set up electric plant.
- Morristown, Tennessee: designated capital of the provisional Republic of East Tennessee. LoN peacekeepers and engineers are in the region. Electricity could be fully restored by spring. Radio stations are in the process of being set up.
- Portland, Tennessee: Recently accepted LoN peacekeepers and engineers, along with their counterparts from the Virginian Republic. Electric plant in full operation, restoration of services to homes and businesses in area could be complete by spring, with Virginia and LoN engineers working together. Portland entered into treaty with Virginia to "secure" middle Tennessee. Virginian troops expected to accompany Portland scouts and LoN peacekeepers on exploratory mission into western Tennessee in early 2010, particularly to see if Jackson still exists.
- The Republic of Texas, in eastern Texas: Recognized as sovereign state by West Texas and the League of Nations on November 27. LoN working with West Texas on extending aid into the area.
LoN addendum to report, dated January 6, 2010
- LoN peacekeepers from the East Caribbean Federation and Mexico joined troops from the Virginian Republic and volunteers from the city-state of Portland, Tennessee, in an expedition that set out on 3 January for the western portion of former Tennessee.
- Elizabeth City officials told the LoN of the existence of the Republic of the Outer Banks, in nearby Manteo. The Outer Banks nation is based on the Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Elizabeth City, and claims the area along the Atlantic to the border of former North Carolina and Virginia. The Outer Banks claims sovereignty over Elizabeth City, which was confirmed by Elizabeth City officials; the LoN is considering filing a protest, citing its belief that Elizabeth City's sovereignty was "unduly compromised". The LoN had previously been rebuffed by Outer Banks representatives when offering it membership.
- Amateur explorers investigating the ruins of Auburn, Alabama reported to LoN representatives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi written and photographic records shedding more light on the situation in Auburn circa Doomsday. This confirms, and expands, on oral reports from survivors in Hattiesburg regarding failed attempts to begin a provisional Alabama state government in the region, and survivors fleeing to other parts of the region.
- LoN and Blue Ridge scouts reported a possible survivor community in the Piedmont region of former South Carolina, adding further legitimacy to a theory that survivor communities could exist all across the former United States, but be unknown for two reasons:
- 1. The breakdown in communications that occurred as a result of Doomsday
- 2. A subsequent reverting to 19th-century technological standards that would effectively keep such communities unknown to the world at large, unless these communities either made themselves known or were discovered
- LoN doctors are treating patients in various camps in the Florida Everglades.
- The Mexican Red Cross, with a LoN observer from Finland, is helping re-establish hospitals and clinics throughout former Louisiana and Arkansas, using Lake Arthur and Hot Springs as bases. Two patients reportedly included presenters of a Venezuelan television adventure programme, who fell ill after unsuccessfully attempting to explore the remains of New Orleans.
- LoN representatives have met with Eastern Texas President Roger Van Horn between Christmas and New Year's Day.