|Confederate States of America|
|Motto: Deo vindice (Latin)
"Under God, our Vindicator"
|Largest city||Atlanta, Georgia|
|Recognised regional languages||Various Native American languages|
|-||Vice President||Tate Reeves|
|-||Speaker of the House||William Palmer|
|-||Chief Justice||David Hawk|
|-||Lower House||House of Representatives|
Paleo-Indians migrated from Eurasia to what is now the North American mainland at least 15,000 years ago, with European colonization beginning in the 16th century. The Confederate States emerged from the American Civil War, in which it was granted independance from the United States to the north, to which the Confederate States shares an identical history. Like the USA, the CSA originated as British colonies. The country's constitution was adopted on March 11, 1861, and is based directly from the Constituion and Bill of Rights of the United States.
The CSA played a major key role as a military power of the region. In World War I and World War II, the Confederate States aided the United States, Canada, Great Britain and the Allied powers. During the Cold War, the Confederate States became the third country to develop nuclear weapons, after the United States and the Soviet Union and became a key role player in the western powers. It was notorious for completely outlawing any left-wing party from operating in the country. It is one of the world's largest producers of cotton, sugar, molasses and oranges and much of its revenue comes from the cotton industry. The Confederate States also has a large cattle industry, from the state of Texas.
Together, with the United States and Canada, the Confederate States forms the Anglo-North American Alliance.
With the failure of the Siege of Petersburg due to the stubborness of the Confederate forces, both presidents, Abraham Lincoln of the United States and Jefferson Davis of the Confederate States decided to put a truce to the war. Lincoln decided to let the Confederate States peacefully secede, since he didn't want the United States to be a reminiscent of the British Empire. Jefferson Davis also announced to outlaw slavery in the Confederate States and allow forner slaves to freely migrate to the north should they wish to. On April 9, 1865, Lincoln, Davis, Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee met in the Appomattox Court House in Virginia to discuss the official seccession of the southern states.
The announcement was made on April 10, 1865 - the Confederate States of America was recognized as a sovereign republic. The Treaty of Kentucky, was signed, promising peaceful cooperation and well-being between the two American republics to fight all foreign and internal threats. The Emancipation Proclamation of the Confederate States of America was also passed by president Jefferson Davis immediately on April 10. All former slaves were made full citizens of the Confederate States.
Territorial gains were made for both the Confederacy and the Union. Kentucky and Missouri both decided to enter the Union. However, Christian County, the birthplace of Jefferson Davis remained under Confederate jurisdiction, becoming an exclave of the Confederate States while being United States territory. Oklahoma and Florida joined the Confederacy. Stand Watie, a native Cherokee who served as a Confederate general became Oklahoma's first governer.
On April 14, 1865, on Good Friday, both Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis suffered assassination attempts, causing another brief relations crisis between the two nations. Lincoln suffered a shoulder bullet wound at a theater and Davis suffered a knee injury from a knife attack at a church. It was found that John Wilkes Booth, a stage actor was responsible for attempting to murder Lincoln. His close companion, a former slave owner by the name of Thomas Wood was responsible for attempting to murder Davis during a Good Friday service at his church. Wood and Booth both conspired the attacks and Wood believed that Davis was a Union covert who infiltrated the South. Wood was shot dead by Davis' wife who had grabbed his rifle.
Gladly, both leaders survived. Davis visited Lincoln in Illinois to confirm that the attack had been planned and coordinated by those wanting to keep slavery alive.
Afterwards, Jefferson Davis sent the Confederate Army into a sweep, and ordered them to free any slaves they found were in bondage.
Despite the setback, the next few years were marked by recovering from the ruins of the Civil War, and cordial relations with the United States. Great Britain and France recognized the Confederate States as a legitimate sovereign nation. Jefferson Davis welcomed the Reconstruction in his country, and made various deals with Northern Americans to connect railways with those in the Confederate States, particularly in Texas.
The United States agreed to supply the Confederates with steel, and the Confederate States agreed to continue importing cotton, sugar and cattle to the United States.
During the Spanish-American War, the Confederate States of America grew extremely suspicious that the United States takeover of Cuba and Puerto Rico was a strategic move for another invasion. The Confederate Army and Confederate Navy strengthened their presence in Florida. President William McKinely of the United States promised President Jim Hogg of the Confederate States that this was no attempt for an invasion of the South. McKinely paid a visit to Richmond, to assure Hogg that the United States had no intention of repeating the Civil War, and that he would enforce and uphold the treaties and provisions made between Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis.
The Kingdom of Spain offered an allyship with the Confederate States which McKinely soundly rejected, stating that he wanted no involvement.
During the Cold War, the Confederate States and United States collaborated in the arms and space race against the Soviet Union. During the race, the Confederate States had the world's second biggest military, outdoing the Soviet Union.
However, the Confederate States refused to join either NATO or the Warsaw Pact, becoming a member of the Non-Aligned Movement.
Zeb Thompson, a Texas native, joined Niel Armstrong in becoming one of the first to step on the moon, giving the western powers a major victory over the Soviet machine. During the Vietnam War, the Confederate States did opt to stay out of it. However, after a North Vietnamese attack and capture of diplomats during a siege of the Confederate States Embassy in Saigon, the Confederate States entered the war on the United States' side.
The Confederate troops proved to be a cruciai fighting force for the Western powers. President Buford Ellington also debuted the Confederate States Marine Corps, to help the United States Marine Corps and Army Rangers score numerous victories against the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong.
During the latter parts of the Arab-Israeli conflict, especially in the Yom Kippur War, the Confederate States sided with Israel. Although, the past Confederate presidents before 1948 had no stance. Ellington opened up the Confederate States to Jewish immigrants, stating that they needed a place to stay until after the "war against Jihad" was over. When the Egyptian and Syrian invasion began, Ellington held a nationwide "mourning" for the sudden attack against Israel. Ellington afterwards enacted an embargo against Egypt and Syria, ordering the Egyptian and Syrian embassies in Richmond to be shut down.
After the September 11, 2001 attacks, president George W. Bush passed the Patriot Act, which placed a ban on Muslims from coming to the country, except for politicians. During the Obama presidency, many democrats and progressives had urged Obama and Congress to declare war against the Confederate States, and become integrated into the United States. In the modern-day, the Confederate States has suffered its worse decline in relations with the United States ever since the Civil War itself. Many Confederate politicians are predicting that a second war with the United States is inevitable. Barack Obama announced a $5,000,000,000 cut in economic relations with the Confederate States. He also made efforts to restrict display of Confederate flags across the United States. The flag was taken down from many of Kentucky and Missouri's memorials.
The Republican Party of the United States however stated that they show full solidarity with Confederacy, and will do their best to prevent Obama from trying to interfere in the relations between the two American republics.
Left-wing and human rights activists around the world have criticized the Confederate States for human rights violations and for wanting to keep slavery "alive". After the San Bernardino shooting, anti-Confederancy sentiments around the world have mushroomed. Various groups in Australia threatened to boycott the Confederate States if it didn't enact stricter gun control, and support cultural diversity. President Phil Bryant stated that he doesn't fear an Australian boycott. He also stated that he had no problem stopping cotton exports to Australia. However, then-Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott promised that the Australian Parliament has made no such proposal and that it is a mere threat from left-wing activists.
Following the 5-4 U.S. Supeme Court decision to legalize gay marriage in all states, the Confederate government introduced a law would make homosexuality a federal crime. On an 8-1, the Confederate Supreme Court decided that same-sex marriage shall remain illegal and a federal crime.
Phil Bryant showed his support for Stephen Harper in the 2015 Canadian federal elections. Harper ended up winning and enjoying his third term as Prime Minister of Canada, narrowly beating Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau. Harper stated that the Canadian Parliament has no intent on severing ties with the Confederacy. Harper drew immense criticisms as a result.
The Islamic State has recenetly announced its intentions to wage a "Jihad" against the Confederate States and all western civilizations. Phil Bryant responded by doubling the number of air-strikes in Syria and Iraq, and deploying forces there. In November 12, 2015, Phil Bryant, Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad announced a military coalition to drove ISIS out of Syria and Iraq. This was the first time ever since 1972 that Syria and the Confederate States ever re-opened relations.
Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia "demanded" that the Confederate States end their "bigoted ways" and accept refugees.
In September 14, 2015, President Phil Bryant issued an Executive Order issuing a life-time ban on Pope Francis from stepping foot on Confederate soil after he "scolded" the Confederate government and saying that Confederates and conservative Americans weren't true Christians because of their gun culture. The Roman Catholic Church heavily condemned this move, however most citizens - even Catholics of the Confederacy, supported it. The Roman Catholic Church threatened to excommunicate all its followers that were from the Confederacy.
After the Paris shootings and the migrant crisis, the Confederate Congress signed the No Mosques Law, which set a five-year ban on the construction of any Islamic houses of worship in the republic.
Princess Ameera of Saudi Arabia again, demanded that the Confederate States "move on" with the world and accept Syrian refugees. Phil Bryant responded by releasing a video of himself laughing and scoffing at the "demands" of what he referred to as "goat-thumpers".
On January 9, 2016, three ISIS militants, posing as Mexican tourists were shot dead in Dallas by armed civilians after attempting to gun down a church.
With the victory of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 U.S. elections, relations between the C.S.A and the U.S.A. were rekindled, with Trump declaring Obama and the Democrats' call for war againt the CSA illegal. Trump's stance on a war with the CSA was famous, "It ain't gonna happen".
The United States is a federal republic of 14 states. These are divided into subdivisions of counties and independent cities. Although Kentucky is a U.S. state, Christian County, the birth place of Jefferson Davis, which is located in southwestern Kentucky bordering Tennessee to the south is under Confederate jurisdiction. It is the Confederacy's only exclave outside of the other states. Unlike the United States, the capital city of the Confederate States, Richmond is located in the state of Virginia and not its own district. The states and Richmond choose the President of the Confederate States. Each state has presidential electors equal to the number of their Representatives and Senators in Congress.
Despite the Civil War, the Confederate States currently has good relations with its northern neighbors the United States and Canada. The United States and Confederate States had enjoyed great cordial relations ever since the post-Civil War era. President Richard Nixon called the Confederate States a "true twin brother nation". However, ever since the installation of Barack Obama who has been president of the United States since 2008, relations between the two nations have declined, the worse it's been in over a century. There were fears within the Confederate government that Obama was planning to invade the Confederacy and integrate it with the United States. The Confederate government has ordered more military overseeing and observing along the country's northern borders.
As a result, the Confederate government has begun limiting American activities in the country.
The Republican Party of the United States has shown its support for Confederate sovereignty. The Confederate States also had special and important relations with Israel, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the United Kingdom. However, relations between the Confederate States and the United Kingdom have also taken a strain, with anti-Confederate and anti-right wing social norms on the high in the United Kingdom. There have even peittions to ban Confederate politcians from stepping foot on British soil.
The Confederacy has a complicated relation with Mexico, having fought a war with them and various modern-day military skirmishes along the southern borders of Texas. The Mexican government negatively criticized the Confederate government for building fences on its border, and has called for the Confederacy to begin accepting illegal immigrants. After a series of high crime committed by illegal immigrants, the Confederate government enacted stringent screening processes for immigrants, especially those coming from Latin America.
The Confederate States is also known for anti-Islam sentiment, choosing to have minimal to no relations with Muslim nations. Muslim immigrants to the Confederacy must renounce Islam in order to have chances at a citizenship. They will also be subject to screening and identification, and a Christian education. Saudi Arabia currently has an embargo and relations ban against the Confederate States. However, president Bashar al-Assad of Syria has shown his support and solidary with the Confederacy, and is one of the only few leaders of the Muslim world to have positive views of the Confederate States. President Phil Bryant made a state visit to Syria, and sign the Confederacy's first official military allyship with a Muslim state, re-establishing relations with Syria for the first time ever since 1973 when president Ellington severed relations due to his pro-Israel stance. This has caused a hot-bed mix of reactions across the country. Those who support Bryant's move stated that since Syria supported the Confederacy and its Allies, there was no problem. However those who oppose it, particularly far-right Christian and Jewish fundamentalists argue that Syria is still an enemy of Israel and that Phil Bryant committed an act of treason.
Although formerly taking sides with the western powers during the Cold War, relations between the Confederate States and the Russian Federation have turned tables. Vladimir Putin has repeatedly shown solidarity with the Confederate States. There is also an arms trade between Russia and the Confederacy, Russia is one of the biggest exporters of firearms to the Confederate States.
Caucasians, African-Americans, Native Americans make up the three largest ethnic groups in the Confederate States. There are smaller but noticeable populations of Latinos, Jews, Asians and other ethnic groups.
Though Confederate culture is generally uniform and similar, the greatest differences can be found between the cultures of Western Texas, that of Tennessee and that of the Bible Belt (Eastern Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi) and Florida.
The culture of western Texas is similar to that of Arizona, in the southern regions of Texas has many Mexican-Confederates living down there. They speak a mixture of English or Spanish, or Spanglish. The state of Louisiana and southern Arkansas is home to many French Confederates, who speak Cajun dialect of French.
Oklahoma has one of the largest concentration of Native Americans, accounting for 3% of its population. Its first state governer, Stand Watie was a Confederate general from the Cherokee nation. The Choctaw are equally dispersed throughout the southeastern parts of the Confederate States.
Florida also has a Latino and Carribeean-influenced culture, especially to the southernmost parts. Tenessee is known for its jazz music.
Jewish Confederates mostly popular the big cities, and are predominant in the banking, marketing and textile industry. Many of them are descendants of Israeli Jewish migrants invited into the Confederate States in 1973 by then-president Buford Ellington.
Christianity accounts for the overbearing majority of the Confederate States, as social conservatism and Christian fundementalism play a decisive in huge role in the history and heritage of the Confederate States as it is considered a "Christian nation". Approximately 93% of the CSA is Christian. Of those Christian groups, 80% belong to some form of Protestantism, mostly the Southern Baptist Church, including Evangelical sections, 15% follow Roman Catholicism and 5% belong to other sections including Seventh Day Adventist, Methodist, independant churches or Orthodox. About 5% of the nation follows Judaism, and 2% others which include Animism, Buddhism and Shamanism.
Religion plays a very important role in people's lives, with over 86% of participants to a 2015 survey stated that they regularly attend church services every Sunday, Saturday for Jews.
Of the 14 states, 12 currently prohibit sales of alchol on Sundays. The only two that don't, which are Louisiana and Florida, set limits on Sunday alcohol sales.
The Confederate government does not recognize Islam, and has publicly and explicitly banned Islam in the CSA in 2001 after the September 11 attacks. All Muslims were deported, and all mosques were shut down. Prior to the ban, an estimate of approximately 252,425 Muslims were living in the CSA.
English is the sole official and national language of the Confederate States, All public facilities are required to use English. The only groups exempt from this ruling are the Native Americans, as per the Indian Native Protections Act which allowed for Native Americans to officiate regional language, however - given that they also use English. Only places where foreign languages are officially recognized are border crossings, airports and certain organizations of military and law enforcement.