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Union of the Egliriate Sentia
Also known as UES, the Union lacking New England
Existence 1809-1832
Languages English (de facto), French and Spanish regionally
Capital Philadelphia
Commander of the Egliriate (Head of State) Henry Clay (1809-1832) [by most, UES supporters formed a government-in-exile for him in
Speaker of the Chamber of the People (Head of Government) Simon Snyder (1809-1815), Daniel Webster (1815-1832)
Area 452,847 sq mi (after ceding western sentia)
Independence 1809 (from the United States, declared), 1811 (recognized by the United States), 1813 (Treaty of Paris)
Currency Bartering and American dollars (1809-1815), Union Treasury Notes (1815-1833)

Background

In 1807, the United States went to war with the British Empire over various reasons. American trade had expanded significantly from 1802 until the war began, with the United States Merchant Marine quadrupling during the same time frame. As the British public became angry due to their economy declining as a result of American expansion, war was debated in order to keep the British Empire even functioning. The French had also attained devastating victories upon the British and their allies in War of the Fourth Coalition (from 1806 until 1807).

The British impressed American sailors, and in order to ensure success, tortured a group of American sailors known as the Tortured Twelve. These same Twelve were shown to various sailors as they were captured to entice them to work as hard as possible as sailors and to try to quell any possibility of them refusing to be in their navy. In December 1806, American naval ships boarded a British naval vessel as they heard cries with many British and American men on board. As the American ship reported this to the government, it quickly was heard by President Jefferson, who although not wanting to go to war with the British, saw no other hope after attempts at diplomacy failed.

United States war with the British (1807-1808)

On March 7, 1807, the United States declared war on the British Empire. One week after the declaration was received by a British envoy, American troops invaded Canada, with a rallying cry Remember the Twelve. It was effectively a stalemate, with a slight American advance, due to a freak storm devastating British ships in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The British requested the help of Spain, and stated that they would be allowed to have Oregon Territory if they succeeded in harming the Americans.

Spain and Britain fight the United States (1808-1809)

The Spanish Empire declared war on the United States on October 3, 1807. New Spain quickly mobilized, while soldiers were promised a devastated America and they were merely going in to collect the riches. They quickly gained control of the Louisiana Territory, with the exception of the region surrounding New Orleans. Spanish ships full of men landed on the coast of North Carolina in November. American resistance was strong and they killed half of the initial wave of Spanish troops, though they were equally devastated and most civilians and soldiers alike retreated northward to protect the capital, Washington D.C., from invasion. The Americans lost their slight gains in Canada and most of the defenses were centered on Michigan in the Mid-West. Thomas Jefferson was reelected to a third time due to the state of affairs. This maintained the status quo until May 1809.

Union of Egliriate Sentia declares independence; Republic of Delaware declares independence

A group of Congressmen met in Philadelphia, unknown to some of the Congress, to argue over what to do over the current state of affairs. Many feared that the United States would be conquered, but President Jefferson had refused to cede any of America's land to the Spanish Empire. Pennsylvania Governor Simon Snyder arrived at the meeting after he heard rumors of Congresmen meeting in Philadelphia. He threatened to tell President Jefferson of the meeting and asked the Congresmen why he shouldn't do so. The men stated that there would need to be a temporary Congress until elections could be held and that he would be the Speaker of whatever legislature would be formed. He agreed to their terms and this was not discovered until after the Union fell. The Congressmen also decided that they would quickly form a constitution, though they would make it so the government could not become totalitarian easily. The Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the Union of the Egliriate Sentia was signed on May 14, 1809. It was made up of a union composed of the sentium (a new term for states) of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, Kentucky. Several other territories would be formed into another group of sentia known as Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Territories east of the Mississippi were also claimed by the Sentia.

Former Senator Henry Clay was named the Acting Commander of the Egliriate by the Congressmen attending. The Representatives from Delaware refused to sign the Constitution and Declaration of Independence and also blackmailed the other Congressmen into letting themselves form a Republic of Delaware. Both the Republic of Delaware and the Union of Egliriate Sentia mutually recognized each others nations and independence from the United States. They also issued an olive branch petition to both the British and Spanish Empires, stating that if they took all terrtiory south of them, they would not act. However, if they advanced northward, both the Union and the Republic would declare war upon them.

Sentia and Delaware react well; United States government and people distraught

As soon as the declarations arrived for Thomas Jefferson to see, he knew that he would not be able to fight back against them and immediately ordered all military in the Washington area to collect all items of historical importance and evacuate the government to Boston. Luckily for him, American naval ships were nearby so government members could be quickly evacuated. As the southern United States was conquered, the British and Spanish empires accepted the petition and made ceasefire agreements temporarily with both the Sentia and Republic.

Ceasefire (1809-1813)

As President Jefferson arrived in Boston, he immediately organized all available people to make a quickly put together Capitol Building out of existing buildings. As the ceasefire continued, Jefferson met both the UES and Delaware delegations in 1811 and agreed to recognize both of them, as he hoped to keep the remaining part of his country alive.

Treaty of Paris (1813)

Map of North America (UES)

The Union of the Egliriate Sentia in Red, British North America in Light Blue, the United States in Navy Blue, New Spain in Green, Russian Alaska in Brown, Shared Spanish-British Louisiana territory in Light Gray, the Autonomous Indian Territory of New Spain in Dark Gray/Green Striped, and the Republic of Delaware in Lime Green

Presidents Thomas Jefferson of the USA and Henry Clay of the UES, and Kings George III of Great Britain and Charles I met in Paris on September 6, 1813. The treaty that was made forced the United States to cede the southern United States to the British Empire, but the United States would be ceded a small amount of land north of New England in southeast Canada. The Republic of Delaware and the Union of Egliriate Sentia would also be officially recognized. However, the territories west of the Mississippi would be ceded to New Spain. Spain also declared its intention to create an Autonomous Indian Territory that would take up a huge portion of the Mid-West. Spain and Britain also agreed to have a joint territory surrounding New Orleans and going northward.

Government of the Union of Egliriate Sentia

According to the Constitution, the Union was to be split into three major separate entities of government. The Commander of the Egliriate would have both executive and judicial functions. He would be elected for life after approval by 2/3 of both of the Chambers of the Egliriate and the Council of the Sentium, and an election by more then half of the people to a one-term limit 8 year term. If one of these branches did not approve the new Commander by the expiration of the previous Commander's term, the Acting Commander would be the Speaker of the Chamber of the People, but the role of commander-in chief would be fulfilled by the Chief General of the UES Federal Militia. The Commander's other functions would include determining the constitutionality of laws, except those regarding impeachment. They would also be the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, the Head of State, and nominate the Council of the Sentia.

The Commander of the Egliriate would be subject to impeachment by 2/3 of either the Council of the Sentia or by both of the Chambers of the Egliriate, or by over half of the Council of the Sentia and both Chambers of the Egliriate.

The Council of the Sentia would be nominated for each Sentium in the UES by the Commander. However, they must be approved by 2/3 of both of the Chambers of the Egliriate. The Council must pass legislation and if over 1/2 of them don't approve the legislation, both of the Chambers of the Egliriate must override the veto by 3/4 majority. They would also serve as an executive function of the government. Each member of the council would have a six-year one-term limit.

The Chambers of the Egliriate would be subdivided into the Chamber of the People and the Chamber of Order. The Chamber of the People would be elected by popular vote once per year by the people in elections. The Chamber of Order would be nominated by elected by popular vote for life. However, members of the Chamber of Order could be impeached by 2/3 majority of the Chamber of the People.

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