Following the successful Texan Revolution, the United States tried to make Texas join the United States of America. However, this was rebuffed with contempt and Texas refused to join the United States. Fearing the slave states would soon be outnumbered by non-slave states, the southern states broke away to form the Confederate States of America in 1851. Despite sevearl impressive victories, the Union defeat at Gettysburg finally splits the two countries for good. This is a history of North America and the world in general since then.
By 2008, the dominant world powers are the United Kingdom of Britain and Ireland, Russia, Japan and the United States. Other minor powers are the CSA, Australia, South Africa and the Empire of Ethiopia.