United States of Texas
In 1836, The Texas Revolution has just ended, and Texas was free of Mexican rule, and transformed into the Republic Of Texas. Texas became an official state of the US in 1846 through popular vote. But, what if Texans didn't like the idea of being a part of the US? What if they wanted to remain a republic?
Texas against statehood
In 1845, the United States of America offered Texas the choice of statehood. Many Texans refused the offer, and voted against it. Around 1846, Texas remained a separate country from the United States through the popular vote. Sam Houston, a former president of the Republic of Texas and a supporter of statehood, was ashamed of the results. He wanted statehood because of the poor economy in Texas. But even if the people of the Republic denied the offer from the US, he still trusted them and the Republic. He still believed that there is hope, and that if Texas wanted to remain a country, then so be it. Lamar, another president of the Republic, wanted Texas to decline statehood. Lamar, of course, got what he wanted after many Texans opposed statehood.
The Mexican-Texan War
In April 25, 1846, Mexico declared war against the Republic of Texas. Texas reacted quickly, by sending troops to the city of Laredo to guard the Rio Grande (which was the border disputed between Mexico and Texas). At the beginning of the war, Texas was losing horribly. But, eventually word of war spread across the seas to Europe and all across America. Their foreign allies, such as Belgium, the Netherlands, the United States, and the Republic of Yucatan. Word also got to California, and California became the California Republic. When their allies arrived at the scene of battle, the war took a turn. Mexico was eventually defeated, and the signed the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The Republic was granted many new lands, such as Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Utah, and parts of present day Wyoming and Colorado. Texas has now transformed from a small country into a superpower. After the war, Texas changed its name from the Republic of Texas to the United States of Texas, Anson Johnson being the first president.
Texas becomes a western superpowerThe 5 territories that were obtained by Texas were the next step in making Texas become one of the worlds leading nations. The first thing that Texas president Anson Johnson did was transform the territories into six separate states around the end of 1846. (New Mexico and Utah were slightly bigger, due to obtaining territories in present day Wyoming and Colorado.) The biggest step to making Texas a leading country was cotton farms. Cotton farms were one of the most popular ways to easily make money in the United States of Texas. The only problem was that there wasn't many factories, so they set up trading relationships with the USA and even their former enemy, Mexico. The tradings with Mexico were very rare though. Many Mexicans couldn't stand the sight of the new culture of Texas, and many went as far as raiding caravans from Texas. In the year of 1849, the trading relationships between Texas and Mexico were officially finished due to violence between the Mexican and Texan traders, though Texas' alliance with other countries were not tainted.
Cotton farms in Texas made the economy grow larger and larger, until many of the cotton farmers became rich enough to buy property and make factories. Factories in Texas were rare, and most of them were in the capital of Texas, Austin. The factories usually made items ranging from clothes, which used cotton from the cotton farms, and firearms. Firearms were usually bought, sold and traded with other nations. Many new types of firearms were being currently invented, like revolvers and guns that used casings, in Texas. Between the years of 1846 and 1857, guns were being bought and sold more than slaves were.
1850 was the end of Anson Johnson's term, and Sam Houston was elected the 2nd president of the United States of Texas. Sam Houston gave tax breaks to many businesses in Texas, which lead to more jobs and more economic growth. Many people had jobs, spending money, food, clothing, and shelter due to Sam Houston's tax breaks, so Sam Houston was more popular than Anson Johnson, and was also considered "The father of economic growth in Texas." But, even if Texas was sprouting in economic growth, a lot of tension was building between Mexico and Texas were growing. Both sides were fearing that a war would break out between both countries. Shortly after Sam Houston's second term, he died on July 26, 1863, shortly after Mexico has transformed into the Second Mexican Empire. Tensions started to sky rocket after the empire formed. Texans didn't want a monarchy so close to their borders. Around 1864, war broke out on Texan soil.
The War of BrothersOn December 18 of 1864, Mexico their enemy, Texas, to become apart of Mexico again. They believed that the American culture has blinded them, and their ready to take back what was rightfully theirs. They sent an army about 7,000 troops toward the border of Texas, and they successfully passed the border between Mexico and Texas. As soon as both armies meet face-to-face, the first shoot was fired by the Texans, and thus began the Battle of Laredo. Mexico managed to easily beat the army. (since Texas only had 8000 soldiers patrolling there.) Soon after citizens heard of the Mexican victory, many citizens of Laredo took up arms, and took down more than the Mexicans expected. About 2457 Mexican soldiers remained after just 30 minutes of the battle, and they successfully managed to force the Mexican soldiers back to Nuevo Laredo. (which is in Mexico.) The victory was celebrated by the soldiers and citizens that fought in the battle, and they even thought that the Mexican Army was "A cowardly army." But, this victory was short lived. On the morning of December 21, 1864, The Mexicans sent a force of over 60,000 soldiers, which easily took Laredo in about an hour and 30 minutes. The United States of Texas was now in official war with Mexico, and they needed to get Mexico off of Texas soil. A few hours after the attack on Laredo, there also was an attack on Californian soil. California quickly responded by immediately sending troops to the border, along with civilians that joined the fight. Californian-Texan quickly stormed Mexico and conquered a major part of part of Mexico in over five months. Meanwhile at the border of Texas, over 30,000 soldiers were sent to San Antonio to guard major roads into Texas. A major battle broke out there, and many Texan forces from all over the country fought a large Mexican Army. It took a while, but they forced the Mexicans back to Nuevo Laredo, in which the Texans would force the Mexicans to surrender by slowly annexing Mexico. All the border that are disputed between the United States of Texas and Mexico were annexed by Texas. But, Mexico is a very large nation, so taking the capital would take a couple of months, or even years to do. At the beginning of 1865, Texas was taking over Mexico, and was slowly reaching its major cities, and eventually its capital. Around 1866, one year after the war began, Texan leaders wanted to make peace with Mexico. Mexican leader, Maximilian I agreed to end the war. The Treaty of Goliad was signed in April 13, 1866. It states that Mexico and Texas would end the War of Brothers, Texas would give Mexico back the land it annexed, Mexico and Texas were to start a brand new friendly alliance, and that Mexico would officially recognize the United States of Texas as a separate country. Once the treaty was signed, the war ended, and the Second Mexican Empire survived a lot longer since it had a trading relationship with Texas.
End of the 19th century
Around the 1870's, Texas wanted to permanently end Indian raids so they could fully obtain the territories of Wyoming and Colorado. Many Texians from all over the country enlisted in the army to end the Indian raids in the territories.Many Texians migrated from to Wyoming and Colorado to start a new life in the vast frontier, but, many of the lands natives cause most of the killings in area. The natives of the area don't think fondly of white people, since they're paranoid that the white's would take away all of their land, like how the Spaniards destroyed the Mayan civilization in present day Mexico. This paranoia led to many raids in small communities set up by Texians that lived in the area, and also many skirmishes with the military. The government tried several times to put a stop to this by giving the Native Americans private land, but the natives refused. They didn't believe in private ownership of land, and arguments against and for private ownership usually led to conflict. On October of 1871, The United States of Texas declared war on the Indians, and forcefully forced them out of their own land. This war was called the Indian Plain War. Volunteers who enlisted in the army to fight the Indians usually were assigned revolvers, single shots, or a repeater. Around this time, cartridges and bullets were starting to replace the musket, and many thought that the musket was worth nothing after the invention of the cartridges.
After a year of forcing natives off their land, Texas managed to take over all of the territories in Wyoming and Colorado, which soon would become future states.Around 1880, statehood in Wyoming and Colorado was debated several times, but was never held a proper vote for the people. In July of 1885, Texas let the citizens of Wyoming and Colorado vote for statehood. About 60% of the population in Wyoming supported statehood, and 80% in Colorado. On January 4, 1886, citizens of both territories received statehood. On February 7th, a new flag for the UST was made to the honor statehood of both states. The flag was made Amanda Solis, a former citizen from Spain who migrated to Texas.
1890 just began, and many new inventions, like the first flying machines, were just being invented, slavery was eventually abolished. As the 19th century ended, Texas became one of the leading nations in many wars that will change the world forever.
Around the beginning of the Spanish-American war, which began in 1898, America, Cuba, the First Philippine Republic, and Texas engaged in a war against Spain and its Spanish rule in Cuba and the Philippines. Texas would mainly send their navy to battle Spain, but the also helped beat Spain on land. Around August 12, 1898, the war ended, and as a result, Cuba, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico ceded and now belonged to Texas and America, but the Philippines later had a war with the USA. Around 1899, America gave Texas Cuba as a gift for being a powerful ally in the war.
World War 11901 was the year when Cuba voted for statehood. Texas didn't want Cuba to cling as a territory for too long, and the voting started on August 9 of that year. Abut 10% of Cubans wanted Cuba to remain a territory, 20% wanted it to be independent, and about 70% wanted Cuba to become a state. Due through popular vote, Cuba became a official state of Texas in November 4, 1901.
Meanwhile, tensions between nations have been growing ever since the late 1800's. When Austria's heir to the throne was assassinated in the summer of 1914. The assassin, Gavrilo Princip, had some ties to the Serbia military.One month after the assassination, Austria declared war on Serbia. This was known as the July Crisis. War officially broke out all over Europe and Asia, with two powers leading them. The Central Powers, which consisted of Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, Bulgaria and others. The Allied Powers consisted of France, the British Empire, the Second Mexican Empire, Canada, the Russian Empire (later around the end of the war turned into the Soviet Union), Italy, Japan, China, and many others. While the UST and the USA didn't want to get involved in the war, they were neutral through half of the war. Around the end of 1916, Texas joined the Allied Powers along with the United States in 1917, and came the end of the war in 1918. As a result, the end of the Austrian-Hungarian, German, Ottoman, Second Mexican, and Russian empires, which eventually led to the Great Depression, which lasted from the 1920's to the 1930's.
Great Depression and Rebellion
The Great Depression has just descended on Texas. The stock market in Texas fell, and the Dust Bowl turned Texas ranches and small towns into a dry desert. As Texas went into the state of depression, they knew they weren't as bad off as other nations like Mexico. The Second Mexican Empire collapsed right after the war, leaving the Mexican government in ruin. They still haven't picked a leader or made a constitution for the nation.Around 1922, a former attorney who lived in Arizona named Guillermo Villareal made one of the most vicious and terrorist-like armed rebellions of all time. He was once a man of his community, he was religious, and he was a capitalist. On June of 1921, Guillermo became a leftest. He was inspired by the writings of Marxist leaders, like Vladimir Lenin, and Karl Marx, who wrote the Communist Manifesto. January 1, 1922, he wanted to have a meeting with his former childhood friend, Carlos Samigel. He wanted to inform him about his intentions in establishing a new government, and how the current government was corrupt. He convinced his friend that the capitalist system caused the Depression, and he wanted to put an end to it. Guillermo knew that Carlos was a person that was easy to convince, so Carlos volunteered to be the co-founder of the organisation: the Peoples' Union of Texas. He wanted support from the Soviet Union, so on August 1922, he set out for Russia. He gained support from the Soviet Union, and returned on March 3,1923. He wanted to gain members to help the revolutionary cause, so he published a book called "The Schmidt Chronicles" which was a book about life on the frontier. He put many hidden messages in the book, like the antagonist wanted was power hungry and greedy, capitalism. The hero represented communism, and his friends who fought along with him represented the peoples struggle in the Russian Revolution. He also put in a secret code to find out when and where the initiation for the PUT began. As Guillermo gained more members, he came up with many concepts for a flag to be carried out in battle. His first design was the basic Texas flag but with a red star and a white circle around the star.
Guillermo and his comrades planned an open attack against the government as a declaration of war. On July 16, 1923, his group open fired on a group of military soldiers using Thompson machine guns. They also burned down houses, churches and they even fired on some civilians as well. The government quickly reacted, and re-opened factories to make weapons for the military. This basically ended the Depression in Texas, and also ended a radical group as well. Around 1924, Guillermo and his revolutionaries captured many towns in Arizona and some in New Mexico. Since many citizens see this as a threat to their rights, they armed themselves and fought against the revolutionaries until the military came. When the military officially got involved, they quickly recaptured the towns and ended the revolutionaries cause. December 20, 1924, the final words of Guillermo Villareal were heard, until he was shot to death. But, once the military discovered documents that proved that the Soviet Union was arming the rebels, Texas ended their alliance. The USSR was a major threat to Texas, especially since they supported the armed rebels in Texas.
World War 2September 1, 1939, war breaks out in Poland. The new national socialist government in Germany with its leader, Adolf Hitler, invaded Poland with its client state, Slovakia. As word spreads, many governments all over the world re-opened factories, which lead to the end of the Great Depression, and started focusing on making weapons and vehicles for war. Meanwhile, near the UST, a new country formed from the ashes. The Mexican Fascist Republic, modeled after Nazi Germany, threatened to bomb Texas' capital, Austin. On June 1, 1941, Mexican aircraft and artillery fired upon the Texas capital. The first reaction of the military was to send planes to counter attack. During the attack, at least 5000 people were killed and 200 wounded. After the attack, half of the city was completely destroyed. The capitol building suffered heavy damage, so did most of the city. One day after, Texas declared total war against the Axis Powers and their puppet state, Mexico. Texas immediately sent troops to the borders of Mexico, which weakened Mexico severely, but on September 23, Mexico managed to push Texan soldiers back onto Texas soil. As a result, the American government sent troops and extra supplies to Texas for back up. As Mexico pushed back Texas, they also conquered many leading to South America. As a result, a rebellion of
June of 1944, D-Day has finally arrived. The Allies now need to liberate France, conquer Italy, and most importantly, Germany. The United States and Texas joined the fight in Europe around the same time. Texas took over major parts of Italy, while the USA and Britain took France. The USSR took most of the land away from Germany to force them back into their own home. On January of 1945, the war was officially over in Europe. The USSR managed to take Germany by force, leaving nothing but rubble in their major cities. Germany was now divided into East and West Germany. The West was owned by America, France, Britain, and Texas. The East was owned by the Soviet Union.
The war still wasn't over. Fascist Mexico hasn't fallen, and Japan didn't surrender. Texas, America and the rebels managed to invade all of Mexico until it hit Mexico City. There, the Battle Of Mexico City was fought and Allies succeeded.
The end of the war came, and many cities and countries were almost completely destroyed due to this war.
Cold WarAs WW2 came to an end, Texas and the newly formed Confederation of Mexico made a land agreement. Texas was granted an additional piece of land, for being a helpful ally in the war. Texas made this land a state in 1948, and called in South California. As this happened, tensions between Russia and Texas. Through out the whole 20th century, the Soviet Union tried to top Texas, America, and Britain, until 1991, which was the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Texas became a leading superpower in the world. It was one of the world's ranked countries, and it was one of the nations with the most oil. Ever since the September 11 attacks, Texas joined America to fight the Taliban and Al-Qaeda in the war against terrorism. Texas only had very few gun laws, while America and Europe did. Around 2013, Texas and many other nations opposed North Korea for their nuclear tests and threats to fire on other nations.