Oregon (Russian: Орегон), officially referred to as
the Governorate of Oregon (Орегонская губерния, Oregonskaya guberniya), is a governorate of Alaska. The governorate is bordered by Columbia in the north, Idaho in the northeast, the United States (Absaroka) in the east, Mexico (Nevada and Yuta) in the south, and Sonoma in the southwest. As the third-most populous governorate, Oregon currently serves as a national hub.
Along with the Russian Empire, the territory of Oregon was also claimed by the Americans, the British, and the Spanish. In the aftermath of the Russo-Spanish War (1822-1824), the Russians emerged as the preeminent colonial power over much of the Columbia River. In order to secure these claims, the Russian Empire originally used Oregon as a penal colony. This practice was later diminished as fur trading, mining, and rail transport would help to stimulate the area.
By the turn of the century, Oregon would become the epicenter of the Amerikanstvo Movement, which aimed for an autonomous and democratic Russian America. Though attempts were made by the Russian Empire to appease the Amerikaniks, Alaska would formally declare their independence in March 1917. Tensions with the government in New Archangel would later see Oregon (along with Columbia and Sonoma) secede once again.
Throughout the Alaskan Wars, the Republic of Oregon mostly remained peaceful and stable. Oregon would use this stability during the reunification of Alaska and assuring the establishment of a liberal democracy. The current borders of Oregon were established in 1946 with the separation of Idaho (also giving the governorate its distinctive panhandle in order to keep the railroad connections with the United States).