United States of America
Timeline: Millennia

OTL equivalent: Delaware, Long Island, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, West Virginia
Flag of the United States (1777-1795) Great Seal of the United States (obverse)
Flag Seal

In God We Trust (English)

Anthem "The Star Spangled Banner"
(and largest city)
West Sulphur Springs
  others Spanish, French, German
Religion None
Demonym American
Government Federal presidential constitutional republic
President Rush Holt
Vice President Bobby Scott
Area 238,329 km2
Independence from Great Britain
  declared July 4, 1776

The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States or simply America, is a federal republic located in North America consisting of six states and a federal district.



The United States before Y2K was widely regarded as the only worldly superpower after the fall of the Soviet Union. The USA was in possession of over 10,000 nuclear weapons following the end of the Cold War.


The United States suffered a massive mulfunction in its computerized systems on Y2K. The resulting problems caused multiple nuclear launches. Before the malfunctions could be fixed, a massive nuclear retaliation from other countries arrived, initating an immense, apocalyptic nuclear war.


Governmental Escape

Upon learning of the retailatory barrage, the Executive Branch and the Cabinet were put on Air Force One and airlifted out. As the world descended into chaos, the plane stayed in the air. After scanning the world for signals, the United States makes contact with the Superintendent of Montserrado County in Liberia. Although Monrovia has been destroyed, the local airport is still relatively intact. After making an attempt to land, the landing gear fails and the plane is forced to take off once again. Too damaged to attempt a second turnaround, Air Force One makes a second attempt at scanning. Making contact with Gaza City, which has not been nuked, Air Force One attempts yet another landing. However, the plane crashlands. Some die and many are injured.