The United Federation is a country that was created after the fall of the US. This country is the union of the old US states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas.
Foundation of the United Federation
After the nukes fell, the US collapsed and various countries were formed in the old American territory, one of those countries were the "Arkansania Protectorate" and the "French State of America". A country named Texania near those 2 other countries was disputing territory with Arkansania, and a year later Texania declared war on Arkansania. Arkansania, seeing that they were losing the war, desperately asked to unify their armed forces with French State to have some chance against Texania. The new allies won the war and saw that united they were strong. In July 6, 1966, those allied countries united, setting New Orleans as the national capital. Elections were made, and then, Peter West was named as the president of the United Federation.
Peter West First mandate (1966-1970) and the crisis
The first president of the United Federation was Peter West (1966-1974), he took the presidency when the country was having the biggest crisis they ever had in history, people were in misery, crimes were frequent, there were lots on beggars on the streets, and the only rich person in the country was the president himself. The only solution the president found was creating jobs to the beggars and give homes to them, and doing so the country would have more people working, and making money. He then took the decision to found a new city called "State Port" in the old ruins of Bay St. Louis.
Trading with Brazil
To resolve the crisis, they needed to export products they had a lot in storage and import other products to produce other things to generate money. The United Federation wasn't the only country to have this ideology, Brazil had this ideology too. Brazil and the United Federation quickly became trade allies as they traded cotton and sugar to eachother, making money for both sides. In 1970, Peter West was reelected as the president of the United Federation, most part of the population voted for Peter West because he raised the economy of the country and made big allies, as Brazil.
War with Neighbor (1972-1980)