the USSA is the result of the Bloodless American Coup of 1902 which comprised of then President Woodrow Wilson who began in politics earlier then he did in OTL planning the assassinations of 24 Senators and Representatives and having himself wounded only to have the prime suspect go away scott free in highly publisized trials. Angered by the apparent lack of a working justice system people begin to question the government's ability to protect their rights if they couldn't even condemn who was obviously the assassin. Officers in the military along with their subordinates begin to have talks of a coup de'etat. Wilson then gave the people the Wilson Plan. The people accepted the Wilson plan along with the military who saw it as a way to re-establish the government's ability to protect its citizens. He assumed control in February, 1902. The USSA is the lead producer of cotton in the world and the de facto ruler over Mexico. It is comprised of Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Arkansas, Missouri, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming.