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North Carolina is a former American state located on the Atlantic Seaboard in the Southern United States. The state once bordered South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west and Virginia to the north. The region currently has a population of 1,000,000 est.

History

Pre-Doomsday

English colonists, sent by Sir Walter Raleigh, unsuccessfully attempted to settle Roanoke Island in 1585 and 1587. Virginia Dare, born there in 1587, was the first child of English parentage born in America.

In 1653 the first permanent settlements were established by English colonists from Virginia near the Roanoke and Chowan rivers. The region was established as an English proprietary colony in 1663–1665 and in its early history was the scene of Culpepper's Rebellion (1677), the Quaker-led Cary Rebellion (1708), the Tuscarora Indian War (1711–1713), and many pirate raids.

During the American Revolution, there was relatively little fighting within the state, but many North Carolinians saw action elsewhere. Despite considerable pro-Union, antislavery sentiment, North Carolina joined the Confederacy during the Civil War.[1]

During the 1980 census, North Carolina was found to have a population of 5,881,766.

Doomsday

On Doomsday, strikes in North Carolina included Charlotte, Fort Lejuene, Havelock, Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Fort Fisher, Jacksonville, Raleigh and Greensboro.

A series of expeditions undertaken separately by the Blue Ridge, Elizabeth City and Outer Banks governments confirmed that the cities of Durham, Winston-Salem, Morrisville and Wilmington were abandoned soon after Doomsday due to violence and mass deaths from radiation and starvation.

Blue Ridge scouts discovered a crude burial plot and marker 15 miles outside of Durham. Its tombstone was made out of plywood and the inscription - "Here Lies William Kennedy Smith, a member of the Kennedy clan from Massachusetts" - apparently carved with a knife.

Post-Doomsday

Exploration of the region was first done by Brazil several years ago. Contact was first made by Brazilian explorers with a survivor community located in Elizabeth City (a seaside town of around 10,000) in 2002, but its knowledge was withheld from world community by Brazil for as yet undivulged reasons. The WCRB recently rediscovered Elizabeth City in 2004 when an expedition from the tiny community came in contact with WCRB personnel. Engineers from Mexico later visited the tiny survivor community and shortly thereafter Mexico has filed protest with LoN over Brazilian expedition's "conduct" several years ago in regards to not disclosing existence of Elizabeth City.

Elizabeth City officials told the WCRB 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.

The WCRB also made contact with a nation based in Asheville, known as Blue Ridge. Blue Ridge has been described as being the equivalent of advanced, educated late-19th-century society. The nation's success can be contributed to help from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and University of Tennessee at Morristown. It is currently a recipient of aid from both the LoN and the Virginian Republic.

Scouting expeditions from Blue Ridge in 2009 and 2010 discovered several survivor communities, each with populations numbering in the hundreds, at various points in the interior of North Carolina.

in 2015, a Blue Ridge expeditionary force found a large confederation of former counties, the Franklin Confederation, surviving, 30 miles from the pre-DD capital of Raleigh.

Unification

Though the countries and communities of the former state of North Carolina have yet to unify into a larger nation, Blue Ridge exerts considerable authority over the region and is considered the de facto head of the region's political affairs. The Blue Ridge government also has good relations with neighboring East Tennessee and Republic of Piedmont. So often have the three nations worked together that it has been said an informal alliance exists among them. The only official agreement between the three nations, however, happened in 1999 when the three nations signed an agreement to promote trade. The Piedmont Dollar was recognized as the official currency, and provisions were put into place for all three countries to formally rejoin the United States if its government was ever legitimately reinstated.

A referendum on a formal union between Blue Ridge and East Tennessee was proposed in 2008 and set for a vote in March 2010, but was scuttled after a series of media polls of Blue Ridge and East Tennessee voters indicated only 12 percent support for a united Blue Ridge/East Tennessee "super state/super nation".

Blue Ridge officials met with officials from the town of Elizabeth City, located in eastern North Carolina, in late 2009 and again in June 2010. While political union was impractical due to the distance between the two regions and the current situation of the land between them, Blue Ridge officials did pledge to send aid and assistance to the region as often as possible. That pledge resulted in ongoing airplane shipments of medicine, food, clothing and building materials for Elizabeth City residents, supplemented by similar shipments from East Tennessee, Georgia and Piedmont into Outer Banks.

A Blue Ridge University team is preparing to join military explorers in scouting out the land for a potential highway connecting Asheville with the Elizabeth City and Outer Banks regions, to route through northern North Carolina (a connecting road would be built from Greenville, Piedmont). The highway would provide a permanent connection between the two regions to move goods back and forth. The biggest dangers to such a route are avoiding blast sites and radiation, and what types of people might be living in the targeted region...whether they are people to provide aid to, or bandits and robbers to be avoided.

A Blue Ridge military flyover on September 13, 2010 confirmed survivor communities existing in the towns of Greenville and Kannapolis; the Kannapolis flyover reportedly drew a large, impromptu crowd of people along the town's main strip. On September 14, Blue Ridge Governor Terry Bellamy said plans to make formal contact with both towns were being worked on and that the League of Nations would be involved in the process.

Survivor states

Nation Capital Language(s) Organization Notes Population
Blue Ridge Flag Blue RidgeAshevilleEnglish 250,000
OuterBanksFlagOuter BanksManteo English Barrier Islands off former North Carolina60,000

Recently discovered survivor communities

  • Danville/Martinsville, Virginia (according to Blue Ridge scouts, no one in the area was aware of the existence of the Republic of Virginia/Virginian Republic; Blue Ridge expects this to change in the very, very near future)
  • Ablemarle
  • Colerain
  • Edenton
  • Henderson/Kerr Lake
  • Kannapolis
  • Lake Gaston/Roanoke Rapids
  • Lake Norman
  • Mooresville
  • Rocky Mountain
  • Salisbury
  • Tarboro
  • Washington
  • Wilson
  • Winton

Except for Greenville and Kannapolis, all of the above listed survivor communities, except for the Danville/Martinsville region had an estimated population of anywhere from 250 to 800 people apiece. Danville was estimated to have 2,500; Martinsville 1,400.


All population estimates amount to guesses by locals. Blue Ridge military officials estimate the population for Greenville and Kannapolis to be at least 2,000, perhaps as much as 6,000.

Georgraphy

North Carolina has a wide range of elevations, from sea level on the coast to 6,684 feet (2,037 m) in the mountains. The coastal plains are strongly influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. Most of the state falls in the humid subtropical climate zone. More than 300 miles (500 km) from the coast, the western, mountainous part of the state has a subtropical highland climate.

Famous persons

  • Billy Graham
  • William Kennedy Smith - died during the evacuation of Durham.
  • Seth Henderson- Superendient of Dare County Schools in the 60s/70's and President of the Outer Banks during 1988-1996 as a Democrat.

References

  1. Read more: North Carolina: History, Geography, Population, and State Facts — Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108254.html#ixzz0zSKe8700

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