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Big Bear (Great Nuclear War)

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Big Bear
OTL equivalent: San Bernadino National Forest
Flag of California No coa
Flag Coat of Arms

"One Shot One Kill" (English, Spanish)

(and largest city)
Language English, Spanish
Ethnic Group Caucasian, Latino, African American
Demonym Bearhead
Government Dictatorship
Big Bear is a Raider State in Southern Former California. It is controlled by a deserter unit of National Guardsmen and their descendants. Raids against the Wiccans to the north and Bajans to the south are incredibly common, supplying the Bearheads with food and weapons.


A young Bearhead reaches adulthood at 15, wherein he is to go on his or her first raid. A common phrase is that "One keeps what they kill," an allusion to a raider receiving personal goods formerly belonging to the men and women he or she kills.

Despite their barbaric culture, Big Bear is not closed off and travelers are welcome to pass through, and even marry into the Bearheads.

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