Maryland is one of the many nations in North America. It was founded in 1882 when the US state of Maryland seceded and formed an independent nation when told they couldn't reintroduce slavery.
Maryland seceded and gained independence in 1882 and has prospered since. Between the 1880s and 1930s Maryland developed a powerful, rich, and stable government which survived the Great Depression intact. Maryland has a historic rivalry with Virginia leading to their taking different sides in the North American War.