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As "The Commonwealth" timeline is mainly altered too many things, this page will tell you all the difference in this timeline.
GovernanceThe United Commonwealths of America still maintain as a democratic nation in federal system with the President of the United Commonwealths as both the head of state and the head of the government like the pre-Commonwealth United States. However, during the reconstitution of the United States to the United Commonwealths. None of the Official language was declared even English is widely use throughout the government agencies. In the Commonwealths, English was declared to be the official language and the national language, while the other commonwealths within the United Commonwealths can recognize other languages as the official commonwealth language(s). The federal legislative assembly is the Commonwealths Congress which consists only the House of the Representatives which its headquarters located in Right Wing of the former United States Capitol, which is also used as the executive headquarters or the seat of the president of the United States of America.
The culture of the United Commonwealths is not so difference from the original timeline and primarily Western and, influenced by Native American, African, Asian, Polynesian, and Latin American cultures. A strand of what may be described as American culture started its formation over 10,000 years ago with the migration of Paleo-Indians from Asia, as well as from Oceania and Europe, into the region that is today the continental United Commonwealths. The United Commonwealths of America has its own unique social and cultural characteristics such as dialect, music, arts, social habits, cuisine, and folklore. The United States of Commonwealths is an ethnically and racially diverse country as a result of large-scale migration from many ethnically and racially different countries throughout its history as well as differing birth and death rates among natives, settlers, and immigrants. However, the culture of the Commonwealths is Spanish-heavily influence since the annexations of the upper region of Latin America (Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean Islands)
MilitaryThe Armed Forces consisting 4 branches: Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, which is the second-most powerful armed forces in this entire world. But U.C.A.F (United Commonwealths Armed Forces) is the most advance military technologies above all the military forces by far. Since the latest policy to the armed forces, the Armed Forces is strictly defensive, cannot use the armed forces to invaded or initiate any operations except with approval of Congress and the Presidential Military Council. The Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the United Commonwealths Armed Forces is also the President of the United Commonwealths. The title Commander-in-Chief were mean to gave it to the President but after the Reconstitution event, This title is given to the Secretary of Defense, the executive office for all the armed forces affairs or the head of the Department of Defense, pre-Reconstitution era of the office was the Department of War, occupied by General Eisenhower before the reformation by the President of the Commonwealths.
United Commonwealths of America is divided into 18 commonwealths and "American Capital Territory" which is located in the former state of Maryland. (like Australian Capital Territory) The capital of the United Commonwealths still maintain its name as "Washington, D.C."
- Virginia Commonwealth
- Carolina Commonwealth
- Florida Commonwealth
- New York Commonwealth
- New England Commonwealth
- Ohio Commonwealth
- North Plains Commonwealth
- Columbia-Yellowstone Commonwealth
- California Commonwealth
- Nevada-Colorado Commonwealth
- Angel Commonwealth
- Louisiana Commonwealth
- Rio Grande Commonwealth
- Navajo Commonwealth
- Aztlan Commonwealth
- Guatemala Commonwealth
- Honduras Commonwealth
- Caribbean Commonwealth
In this United Commonwealths of America, the Government has returned to the isolation policies, which they have declared not to disturb or interfere with foreign countries' affairs. However, if the United Nations Security Council has ratified an operation and with the Congressional Approval, the United Commonwealths could use its own military to commence the humanitarian aid operations around the globe.
Soviet Union/Commonwealth of Independent StatesIn this timeline, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is not differ from the original timeline much. There was the Cold War during 1950s to 1990s. However, Soviet Union reconstituted itself into the Commonwealth of the Independent States by President Gorbachev as he doesn't face the coup d'etat by his Vice President, Gennady Yanayev. Democratic system was introduced during the Great Reformation Era (1985-1995). it caused the Dissolution of the Soviet Union while the CIS was initially established as the dissolution of the Soviets, making the term of "Cold War" literally vanished as well as the hostility between America and the Soviet Union. Making them more friendlier toward each other, to cooperate in the International Communities. However, when CIS was declared, five out of 15 countries that was in the Union with Russia has declared independence from the Commonwealth of the Independent States, which are Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia (these three later joined with European Union), Georgia and Armenia. In OTL, many conflicts in Russia occurred since 1991. However, in this timeline. The constitutional reformation that occurred during the ratification of the Commonwealth made the Constitutional Crisis (original happened 1993) vanished. As well as granting Northern Caucasus region a greater autonomy, the Chechen wars, which originally happened during 1995 is averted as the Great Reformation Era has given Chechen Regions a greater autonomy. President Gorbachev has ratified its elevation to the "Republics" tier.
ChinaChina was on the Civil War with the Communist in late 1930s to 1950s. However, the United Commonwealths and the British Forces supported the Nationalist Government to eradicate the Soviet and the Red Chinese Forces from Inner Mongolia Region and Xinjian. Making the Nationalist Government, which led by Chiang Kai-shek dominated the mainland China. However, the Chinese Nationalists didn't invade Tibet as they respected the Dalai Lama, the head of state of Tibet. Also granting Xinjian (East Turkestan) fully independent from them. China is also the regional power as their economy dominates the region. However, the British Forces and the American Forces has requested Chinese Government to possessed Taiwan and Port McArthur while the British Forces possessed Hong Kong Islands to protect China from any uprisings in the Chinese Territories. However, the base is limited its garrison only 2,500-3,000. Making the base is mostly unavailable unless the UNSC is ratified the operations. Today, they're more democratic and free than the original timeline's Government of China. In this However, the remnants of the Communist Government exiled to the island of Hainan. Claiming the mainland China that it is her territory. Today, Hainan and mainland China has operated separately for a long time.