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Danville was first settled by William Montgomery before the Revolutionary War. The town is named after his son. Danville/Riverside had several main businesses on Doomsday, including Merck, Geisinger, TRW, Smith Machine Works, and some other small businesses. Bloomsburg had Magee Carpet, and a few other businesses.


None of the towns in the republic were hit on Doomsday. The people were just going around on their normal schedule, when the alarms went off. A nuclear strike was imminent. As the people panicked, radio reports came in of New York, Washington DC, and other major cities being struck by ICBM's. The citizens began to fight to get into the fallout shelters around the towns. Lucky for the citizens, the winds blew the right way, and none of the towns were irradiated. Minutes after getting reports on the destruction of all major cities, the power was cut as the EMP destroyed all the towns electronics. Soon the people saw a mushroom cloud appear over the mountains as Wilkes-Barre and Scranton were struck by the Soviet nuclear weapons. Then the citizens realized that they were truly on their own.


After the nuclear exchange between the US and USSR, the government of Danville allowed citizens back into their homes. The hospital, Geisinger began to triage injuries, from burns to broken limbs. The mayor, Mayor Clinton in Bloomsburg attempted to quell the unrest by lying to the people and telling them that the US government had survived, and were attempting to get in contact with them. Citizens in Washingtonville began to flee the town because only one week after WW-III, raiders began to attack them and seize whatever they wanted. Many made it to Danville, and began to flood the town. Radical citizens in Danville became angry at the situation, and on December 17th, rebelled.


On the 17th of December a group of citizens, only calling themselves-'The Patriots' armed themselves and stormed the Borough office, captured Mayor Davison, and other major governmental figures. Others raided the refugee camp, burning the people's belongings, and firing on the people. By the 23th of December all of Danville was in The Patriot's hands, and citizens began to flee this terrorist organization. The mayor of Elysburg hear about the massacre and sent out scouts to meet with the leader of The Patriots. He demanded that the Patriots immediately surrender. Three days later, the Patriots sacked Elysburg, and killed most of the inhabitants, and burned the town.

Reign of Terror

As people began to flee, the leader of the rebels, only known as General King, ordered his men to surround the town. As people fled, the men opened fire, killing scores, and wounding many. Of the twelve hundred that fled, less than six hundred made it to Bloomsburg alive and unwounded. After the mass exodus, the general ordered the State Hospital fencing to be torn down. The fence was set up to surround the rest of Danville, and guards were posted.

Fighting back

By February 21st, the situation in Danville was deplorable. Of the 6298 people that had lived there, only 3957 were still alive. Of those, over 700 were imprisoned as slaves, or POW's. Most others had fled, or were executed. On April 1st, 1984 Bloomsburg, who's government was still relatively stable, along with the citizens who had fled, launched- Operation Lightning Strike. There were 3724 Danville citizens, and 276 Bloomsburg Militia troops that launched an attack on The Patriots.

On the first day, under cover of darkness, Bloomsburg Special Militia Unit 10 used dynamite charges and blew a hole into the flood wall surrounding Danville. Right after that, Danville 3rd Squad sneaked into the borough, and assassinated guards around the makeshift prison, and released all the prisoners. That morning, a member of the Patriots, found the hole, the dead guards, and the missing prisoners. He informed General King, who mobilized all of the available men, and readied for combat. The Patriots had 1493 troops for battle, most armed with bolt action rifles, shotguns, bow and arrows, and crossbows. On the opposition, the Bloomsburg Militia, and the rebels from Danville, there were ten regiments of men, 400 men in each regiment for a total of 4000 men. The first eight were Danville Units. The other two were Bloomsburg men, or mixed Danville and Bloomsburg. Eight were infantry, armed with rifles, and shotguns. There was one special unit, that were armed with automatic, or semi-automatic rifles. The last was a special demolitions unit, using dynamite, and three old pickup trucks, armed with home-made mortars. There were no operational artillery units, or tank units.

By day two, the 1493 men of The Patriots army had assembled, and were entrenched outside of Danville, ready to defend against an assault. At 7:12 AM, the Bloomsburg Special Militia Unit 9 opened fire with the mortars, and launched dynamite against the Patriots reinforcements. At 7:34 the 1st and 7th Militia units attacked the emplacements. In the first three hours, the Patriots lost over half their men, and the 1st and 7th had been repulsed, with casualty rates over three-quarters of their strength. Then the 2nd and 3rd launched an attack, at 4:19 PM breaking through the enemy lines, and flanking the Patriots, capturing or killing most of them. The remaining 150 or so men retreated back into Danville. The 10th Bloomsburg Special Militia Unit opened fire on the town, launching dynamite into the town, and fired the fifteen mortars that they had left. After firing sporadically for just under three hours, the 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 9th invaded the town. Immediately when the units entered the town, they were met with fierce resistance.

By dawn on day three, the most of the town was under control of Bloomsburg. The Patriots only controlled the courthouse, and two blocks around it that were ambushed. So Bloomsburg besieged the section for a week, and cut off all food and water from the rebels. On the eleventh day, the soldiers of the Patriot army surrendered. The Bloomsburg army moved through the streets swiftly. As the Bloomsburg Special Militia Unit 9 and 10 prepared to raid the courthouse, gunshots were heard. When they rushed in, they found the bodies of General King, and several other rebels, and Mayor Davison with a gunshot wound to his chest.

Bloomsburg Emergency Medical team rushed him to Bloomsburg Hospital, where he recovered over a period of three months.

A year after Doomsday, on September 30th, the two mayors, along with the mayors of Washingtonville, Elysburg and Catawissa, signed the Treaty of Susquehanna. It unified the five towns into a republic, and gave citizens all rights as stated in the Constitution, except for a less ambiguous right to bear arms. On November 7th, 1985 citizens voted for the first time and elected in the first president, President Davison.


The Republic of Susquehanna is a democratic- republic, based off the old US Constitution. There is a President, a House of Representatives, and a Senate. The Speaker of the House is also the acting vice-president. It celebrates Independence Day on September 30th, and US Remembrance Day on July 4th. Elections follow the same pattern as the US, with the first president serving a shortened term, of only three years, instead of four.

Each Presidential Term is four years, with a maximum of two terms.

The Republic of Susquehanna is made up of five states, one administrative district, and a Federal District. The total population is 32,809 as of the latest census in 2011.

Name of State Capitol Founding Date Date of Admission Pop.
Federal District (New Bloomsburg) None November 15th, 1986 July 4th, 1992 993
Susquehanna Danville Founding State July 4th, 1985 4,879
Riverside Riverside Founding State July 4th, 1985 1,491
Pennsylvania Bloomsburg Founding State July 4th, 1985 15,672
Appalachia Elysburg Founding State July 4th, 1985 3,114
Rush Catawissa Founding State July 4th, 1985 2,578

The Administrative District is known as Coal. The capitol is Mount Caramel, with a population of 4982 people. It is the top coal producer for the republic. It will be given review for entrance for statehood in 2020. At one point it was part of Appalachia, but the distance between the two forced the decision to split the two.


The Republic of Susquehanna has supported an army from its founding date in 1985. Today, it supports a navy, an army, and a limited air force. The Army has the most manpower, and the air force is still very limited, only used for support purposes.


The RSA has a manpower of 3954 active troops, and 1462 reserve troops from the states and Federal District. Most of the soldiers are volunteers, with those who sign up get a ten thousand dollar bonus, plus twelve thousand dollars a year. Plus the soldiers and their families get free housing.

The Army is divided up into the North Army, and the South Army, each with a manpower of 1,977 troops, and with each state taking care of its own reserve units. The North Army covers the states of- Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, and the Federal District. The South Army covers the states of- Riverside, Rush, and Appalachia. The South Army also covers the administrative district of Coal.

Each Army is divided up into Companies and Units. There are nine companies of 198 soldiers, and an armored company of 150 men. The last 45 troops are scout/sniper units.

The standard issue weapons to soldiers in the standard company are an M-14 assault rifle, and a SMW-45 handgun.

Each armored company has ten three man mortars, 20 five man medium range artillery cannons, three transport trucks, and seven SMW-A3 Reaper heavy battle tanks.

Scouts/snipers are armed with the SMW-50, an fifty caliber semi-automatic sniper rifle, or the TRW-30, an automatic light machine gun.

Type Manpower Uses Weapons Amount


(Built by SMAW)

2-4 Transport/Fire Support One 50 Caliber SMW-50AV machine gun 20

M-1 Abram

(Built by SMAW)

4 Heavy Fire One 120mm SMW rifled gun, one 50 Caliber SMW-50AV machine gun 9
Jeep 2-4 Transport/Fire Support One 30 Caliber TRW light machine gun 36


(Built by SMAW)

Two Drivers, up to 20 soldiers Troop transport, supplies transport None 15


The Republic of Susquehanna Navy operates in the jurisdiction of the republic. To date the nation has sent an exploration crew down to the remnants of Harrisburg, and as far north as Berwick, PA. The navy mostly operates old fishing boats armed with machine guns, utilizing 18 but does use two fleet tenders, and four Pennsylvania-Class gunboats. The navy has a manpower of 276 men.

Type Manpower Weapons Amount
Stealth-Class Scout boat (Converted Fishing Boat) 4 Two 50-Caliber Machine Guns 18
Unknown Fleet Tender 20

Two 30-Caliber Machine Guns, one 50-Caliber Machine Guns


Pennsylvania-Class Gunboat

(Built By SMAW)

41 Four Torpedo Tubes, one mine layer, six 50-Caliber Machine Guns, two missile launchers 4

Air Force

The republic has a very limited air power, mainly used for scouting and military transportation. The air force only utilizes some helicopters, an old F-22, several old Cessna's, and a handful of F-33's that TRW and SMW have built in the past few years. It has a manpower of around 500 men.

Type Manpower Uses Amount
Cessna 172 2-4 Trainer/Scout 15
Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk 2-4 Transport/Gunship 6
Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor 1 Fighter/Bomber 1
Boeing CH-47 Chinook Three pilots, up to 55 soldiers Transport 7
TRW/SMW F-33 Bird 1-2 Fighter/Scout


Special Forces

The Republic of Susquehanna does support a special forces unit. The men that make up the unit are pulled from the best of the Army, Air Force and Navy. Currently Special Forces act as presidential guards and pilots, espionage and spying, emergency evacuation, and support for the other forces. There are about 214 men in the special forces.

Vehicle Type Manpower Uses Amount
Pennsylvania-Class Gunboat 41 Support/Evacuation 1
Cessna 404 Titan 2 Pilots, up to 10 passengers Presidential and VIP Transport 2
Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk 2-4 Presidential and VIP Transport/Gunship 6
Boeing CH-47 Chinook 3 pilots, up to 55 soldiers Transport/Gunship 1
M-1 Abram 4 Heavy Fire 3
Humvee 4 Transport 19
Cessna 172 2-4 Scout/Light Transport 3


Most of the nations industry is centered around coal and steel production. The national hospital is Giesinger Medical Center, with its base in Danville, and clinics in all other states. There are about 2381 people employed by GMC, making it the second largest employer, next to the government/military. They currently operate two main hospitals, one in Bloomsburg, and one in Danville. There are outpatient clinics in Mount Carmel, and Elysburg.

Merck produces medicines for GMC, and employes over 500 people. The company currently only operates five factories on the complex. The other six are operated by SMAW to produce chemical fuel for their aircraft, and spacecraft.

TRW and SMW have merged to form Susquehanna Mechanical and Aeronautics Works, SMAW for short, employing over 1000 people. The company is currently a firearms, and military vehicle construction company. There is a small amount of the company that concentrates on aerospace. The republic allots the company's aerospace component approximately one million dollars a year.

The RoS is the nation's largest employer, employing around 7900 people. The military employs over 5,000 personnel. The federal government employs around 2700.

Shell Gas company operates fifteen natural gas wells in the northern part of the nation. The company maintains a refinery in Washingtonville, and ships the gas to Bloomsburg. It employs 1478 men in the drilling fields, and in the refineries.


Most of the nation is connected with railroad lines. The two companies that maintain the national rail system are- Susquehanna Rail Company, and Pennsylvania Transportation Industry. Railroad lines interconnect all of the nation's towns, and cities. Most people use rail as a method of transportation. Coal trains run from the state of Coal and Susquehanna, to other areas of the nation.

The roadway system is still maintained, but rarely used. Most automobiles are government owned, and the extensive railway line makes the need for cars almost non-existent. All of the cars used are run off of biodiesel, or natural gas. The government operates a fleet of cars for transportation to far off parts of the nation. The largest car manufacturer is Rieter Automotive Company, building about five hundred cars a year.

Most people either take public transportation, or ride bikes to where they need to go. The most well know bike company is Dutch Wheelman Bike Manufacturing Company.

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