The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, more commonly referred to as Rhode Island, in OTL is a state in the New England region of the United States. It is the smallest U.S. state by area. Rhode Island is bordered by Connecticut to the west and Massachusetts to the north and east, and it shares a water boundary with New York's Long Island to the southwest.
Rhode Island was the first of the thirteen original colonies to declare independence from British rule and the last to ratify the United States Constitution.
Rhode Island's official nickname is "The Ocean State", a reference to the state's geography, since Rhode Island has several large bays and inlets that amount to about 30% of its total area. Its land area is 1045 sq mi (2706 sq km), but its total area is significantly larger.
Alternate versions of Rhode Island have been discovered in the multiverse:
- Rhode Island (British Louisiana)
- Rhode Island (USA Kingdom)
- Rhode Island (Washington Shot at Murdering Town!)