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United States of America
Timeline: 6-2-5 Upheaval

OTL equivalent: United States
Flag of the United States Greater coat of arms of the United States
Star-Spangled Banner Seal of the United States
Missing map
Location of United States

Out of Many, One (English)
("E Pluribus Unum")

Anthem "Star-Spangled Banner"
Capital Washington, DC
Largest city New York
Other cities Las Angeles, Chicago, Houston
  others Spanish
Ethnic Groups
  others Hispanic, African
Demonym American
Government Democratic Republic
  legislature U.S. Congress
President ???
Established June 21, 1788
Independence from Great Britain
  declared July 4, 1776
Currency U.S. Dollar
Organizations UN, NATO
The United States of America (also known as the US, or colloquially as America) is a democratic republic in North America, and is the largest economic power in the world, the leader of NATO and APTO, and a member of the UN Security Council. Most contemporaries cite the US as the world's current hyperpower.


Colonial Era and Independence

The United States of America was settled originally by the British, predominantly separatist Puritans in the New England region, wealthy tradesmen in the middle colonies of New York and New Jersey, devout Quakers in Pennsylvania, and rich plantation-owning Anglicans in the South. This vibrant colonial culture experienced great deals of self-government, but when the British used tighter grips upon the colonists, the colonists fought back.

Starting in April of 1775, and formalizing on July 4, 1776, the US declared independence from Great Britain. Fighting until 1783, the colonists managed to gain independence with the help of the French Empire. The new nation operated under the Articles of Confederation until 1789, when the current Constitution was adopted by the needed 8 of 13 states.

Growth and Civil War

Battle of Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg, September 1862

In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson completed the Louisiana Purchase, more than doubling the size of the nation. The new lands were quickly settled, and soon Americans began to pour into Oregon Territory and Republic of Texas. Both of these regions were added to the US in the early 1840s. By 1846, a war with Mexico to determine the power in North America ended in a decisive victory for the US, adding even more land to the American nation.

By the 1860s, however, divisive sectional politics urged the Southern states, led by rebellious South Carolina, to secede from the Union. This led to the Civil War, between the Confederate States of America and the loyal Union states. The victory of the North led to the Reconstruction Era.

The US as an Emerging Power

The US began massive industrialization following the Reconstruction, and then became the world's largest economic power, a position which it maintains to the current day. In 1898, the Spanish-American War secured American dominance over the Western Hemisphere.

With the outbreak of World War I in Europe, the US' eventual entry, notable for the economic and productivity increases in the Allied nations, solidified America's place as the leader of the Free World.

With World War II's outbreak, the US attempted to maintain neutrality, but as with World War I, the US fought on the side of liberty against Nazi Germany. By the end of World War II, Europe was divided between the free world and the Soviet Union.

Conservative Era

Korean war

Korean War

As a result of the Korean War, the first proxy conflict between the US and the Soviet Union, 

Government and Politics

The United States, being a federal constitutional presidential republic, is known throughout the world for its free elections and its republican government. There also exists in the US a system where politicians typically align themselves with a political party which fits a general description of their ideological doctrines.


The government of the United States is organized into three co-equal branches. This system of government is outlined in the Constitution of the United States, written by James Madison and drawing largely from Montesquieu's idea of separation of powers.

Executive Branch

The Executive Branch, headed by the President, is typically considered to be the most powerful of the three branches of government, although the Founding Fathers of the US wanted all branches to be equally powerful. This trend began under Theodore Roosevelt, and continued until Franklin Delano Roosevelt solidified the policy with the establishment of many bureaucratic departments.

During the Cold War, the strength of the Executive Branch 

Legislative Branch

Judiciary Branch


The primary political parties of the United States are the Republican Party and the Democratic Party.

Republican Party


The Republican Party is one of two primary political parties in the United States. Typically considered to have been the dominant party in domestic politics since the Election of 1952, in recent years the Fifth Political Realignment has placed more conservative roots in the Democratic Party and has made it a worthy competitor.

Democratic Party

The Democratic Party is the second largest political party in the United States. After 24 years of Democratic leadership (from 1939-1953) under Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, the Democratic Party would go on to have eight years of Democratic leadership (under John F. Kennedy) in forty years.

Other Parties


Flag State Capital Admission
Flag of Delaware Delaware Dover 1787
Flag of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Harrisburg 1787
Flag of New Jersey New Jersey Trenton 1787
Flag of the State of Georgia (1920-1956) Georgia Atlanta 1788
Flag of Connecticut Connecticut Hartford 1788
Flag of Massachusetts Massachusetts Boston 1788
Flag of Maryland Maryland Annapolis 1788
Flag of South Carolina South Carolina Columbia 1788
Flag of New Hampshire New Hampshire Concord 1788
Flag of Virginia Virginia Richmond 1788
Flag of New York New York Albany 1788
Flag of North Carolina North Carolina Raleigh 1789
Flag of Rhode Island Rhode Island Providence 1790
Flag of Vermont Vermont Montpelier 1791
Flag of Kentucky Kentucky Frankfort 1792
Flag of Tennessee Tennessee Nashville 1796
Flag of Ohio Ohio Columbus 1803
Flag of Louisiana 1912 Louisiana Baton Rouge 1812
Flag of Indiana Indiana Indianapolis 1816
Flag of Mississippi Mississippi Jackson 1817
Flag of Illinois Illinois Springfield 1818
Flag of Alabama Alabama Montgomery 1819
Flag of Maine Maine Augusta 1820
Flag of Missouri Missouri Jefferson City 1821
Flag of Arkansas Arkansas Little Rock 1836
Flag of Michigan Michigan Lansing 1837
Flag of Florida Florida Tallahassee 1845
Flag of Texas Texas Austin 1845
Flag of Iowa Iowa Des Moines 1846
Flag of Wisconsin Wisconsin Madison 1848
Flag of California California Sacramento 1850
Flag of Minnesota Minnesota St. Paul 1858
Flag of Oregon Oregon Salem 1858
Flag of Kansas Kansas Topeka 1861
Flag of West Virginia West Virginia Charleston 1863
Flag of Nevada Nevada Carson City 1864
Flag of Nebraska Nebraska Lincoln 1867
Flag of Colorado Colorado Denver 1876
Flag of North Dakota North Dakota Bismarck 1889
Flag of South Dakota South Dakota Pierre 1889
Flag of Montana Montana Helena 1889
Flag of Washington Washington Olympia 1889
Flag of Idaho Idaho Boise 1890
Flag of Wyoming Wyoming Cheyenne 1890
Flag of Utah Utah Salt Lake City 1896
Flag of Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma City 1907
Flag of New Mexico New Mexico Santa Fe 1912
Flag of Arizona Arizona Phoenix 1912
Alaska Juneau 19??
Hawaii Honolulu 19??



New York City, the most powerful economic center of the US

The American economy is the world's largest national economy controlling approxiamately one-fourth of the world's total GDP. The US' economy is mixed between services - notably in the financial sector - agriculture, trade, and manufacturing.

The financial sector is especially powerful in New York City, the "Financial Capital of the World." Huge mega-corporations and investment banks control monetary liquidity in conjunction with the Federal Reserve.

Map of Farmland in the US
Agriculture has always been an important American economic sector. Notably in the central United States and along major rivers such as the Ohio and Mississippi, agriculture is an extremely important industry. The three largest crops in terms of total revenue in the United States are corn, wheat, and soybeans.

The trade industry in the United States is vital to maintaining the national economy. Most American companies ship their goods abroad through American shipping companies. In addition to oceanic shipping, freight, rail, and air shipping are also important sectors of the American trade industry.

Manufacturing in the United States has a long and rich history dating back to the First Industrial Revolution.


The military of the United States is currently the world's foremost and most efficient fighting machine. Led by the President, who serves as Commander-in-Chief, the US military also plays a large role in the NATO and APTO alliances, providing the largest army and navy to both collective defense alliances.

There are three primary branches of the United States Military, with two sub-brances. They are:

  • United States Army
  • United States Navy
    • United States Marine Corps
    • United States Coast Guard
  • United States Air Force


The American culture is a diverse amalgam of different cultures from the Old World, but generally speaking is quite homogenous. The primary cultural group in which the United States would fall is Anglo-American, since English is the de facto official language and the primary language of almost all native-born Americans.


Most major musical movements have taken place about ten years after OTL. In addition, there is very little "urban" music, whether that be hip-hop or rap.


Elvis Presley, famous American Musician

1950s - Elvis

Early 1960s - Beach Boys

Late 1960s - Beatles

1970s - Beatles-esque music

1980s - Dance music

1990s - Hard rock

2000s - Pop Music

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