Republic of Cascadia
Founded: Confederated 1834.
Flag: yellow sun at bottom, American stripes, blue to represent Pacific, Union Jack in top left corner.
Description: After USA destroyed the Dominion of Canada in 1812, British Columbia became very isolated. Britain gave up its hold on Vancouver Island soon after. In the mid 1820's, the economy of the area was doing very well, especially from the logging and mining industries. The colonies formed a union in 1826, and confederated eight years later. The new country was composed of Oregon, Washington, and the state of Vancouver, though Vancouver only stretched 200km north. The state of Yukon joined six years later, immediately north of Vancouver, and slowly expanded north, however soon collided with Russian expansion south.
Cascadia built itself off of its logging and mining industry, though both have lost much of their momentum in more modern times. The region picked itself up in the shipbuilding industry, with many shipyards located along the inside coast of Victoria Island. The country, though it does not dominate the world economy, raises enough money to maintain a very wealthy and large middle class, the vast majority of the country lives in sufficient luxury, and can afford large houses. The country contributed minimally to the two world wars, however sold a large amount of ships, both navy and commercial, to the Allies.
Republic of Nunavut
Founded: As Danish province in 1915, self governance achieved 1968.
Flag: Danish cross, coloured yellow for colour of Nunavut, inuksuk in foreground.
Description: After USA won the war of 1812, they began taking over prairie land towards the north, however were turned off by the harsh conditions, thus leaving Nunavut unclaimed. During World War One, the area became mentioned, and Denmark claimed it as their own. The northern border of USA, which had not been defined, was well avoided, and the southern border of Nunavut was placed farther north than Denmark would have cared for, but they did not want to begin a conflict with USA, thus were generous. In 1968, Nunavut became its own nation within the Kingdom of Denmark, like with Greenland.
Nunavut has nearly no remarkable industry. The country exports small amounts of fish and coal, though neither can support the country. The country is very poor, and crime is abundant; Nunavut has a wealth per capita equivalent to Mexico. It has pleaded for easier trade with Greenland, who turned them down. Most of the population uses coal for heating, which results in smog above the bigger cities, as well as torn apart natural landscapes.
Nation de Quebec
Founded: Annexed by USA 1813, aggressive though diplomatically achieved independence 1964.
Capital: Ville de Quebec
Flag: White background, blue/red on sides, collectively occupying 50% of flag, Fleurdelise in centre.
Description: After being annexed into USA, the French inhabiting the region were uncomfortable with the American rule. They showed clear patriotism and nationalism, and in 1961, a referendum was held, in which 98% of Quebecois voted in favour of independence. USA held onto Quebec with an iron fist, though through political and diplomatic means, including phenomena such as shutting their border to Americans, they were eventually given full freedom.
Quebec enjoys trading with Nova Scotia, as well as western Europe. Quebec has a rich and thriving middle class, but recognizes unemployment and poverty as a growing issue. Its main industries include maple syrup and food exports, as well as art, and tourism. The country has strong political and social ties with France, and favours them in trade, meanwhile maintains a grudge against the Republic of North America.
Nation of Nova Scotia
Founded: Diplomatically agreed upon independence in 1831.
Flag: Red background with Union Jack in top left corner, as is common amongst British colonies' flags. Nova Scotian coat of arms in right.
description: The former Maritime provinces of the Dominion of Canada were almost entirely populated by British loyalists, thus fervently refused to be controlled by USA. With the help of Britain, they fought back multiple invasion attempts. American aggression died down in the 1820's. With Britain caught up with their own problems, the people of the Maritimes were unconfident that they'd receive British help should another American invasion come up. With the rise of a colossal navy, they decided they were self sufficient, and after a conference in Charlottetown, PEI, independence was given to them in 1831. Hearing of this, USA attempted another invasion in 1834, but was decimated by the Nova Scotian navy.
Nova Scotia built its empire off of the ship building industry in and around Halifax and Sydney. It maintains that industry to this day. It also maintains a powerful steel industry, importing iron ore cheaply from the Republic of North America, and Republic of Cascadia, and manufactoring it into steel on their own, which leads to very little cost to producing ships. The nation has built up an enormous fortune in this regard, allowing the majority of its population to bathe in luxury.
Republic of North America
Founded: Independence received through war 1776.
Capital: Washington DC
Flag: Red/white stripes running horizontally, top left blue with 49 stars to represent the 49 states
Turned on by the idea of 'Manifest Destiny', the thought that it was their destiny to control all of North America, they launched an offensive against the city of York in 1812, which proved successful. After annexing the Dominion of Canada, their satisfaction lead them to assault Mexico, and likewise annexed the vast majority of it. They also attempted to invade the Maritime provinces, though Britain was able to hold them back. Over the next few decades, as the population grew, agriculture expanded north. The state of Manitoba joined in 1819, the state of Saskatoon in 1821, the state of Calgary in 1824, the state of Hudson in 1841, the Northwest State in 1850, and the state of New Yukon in 1871. They were reluctant to settle farther north than Hudson's bay, as they were turned off by the cold. They also expanded south, into Mexico, and many small Caribbean countries. Having a more left wing population from Canada, the government soon turned fervently against slavery, much to the dread of the southern states, who seceded, and refused to rejoin.
The Republic of North America has a huge variety of exports, but leads in agriculture. It sells many crops to its neighbours, including Cascadia, Nunavut, and Nova Scotia. The republic has a very large military state, founded upon their involvement in both world wars, and maintains that tradition to this day. They have a small presence in Nunavut peacekeeping and enforcing laws, though are unenthusiastic about it.
The Confederate Republic
Founded: 1838, by secession
Flag: Nine Confederate states represented by white stars on a blue background on right, red and white on the right.
Description: After the Republic of North America annexed most of the Canadas, they began taking influence by the much more leftist population, much to the dismay of the south, whom relied too heavily on slave labour. The federal government abolished slave labour in 1831. The Confederate states seceded a year later. After a brutal war, the Republic of North America took back many of the states, include the Virginias, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and North Carolina. However, the farthest south states fought with everything they had, and defended the rest of their territory. The rest of the world did not yet acknowledge the Confederate Republic as an independent nation. They began to face immediate problems related to economy and government, and soon their country began to slip into oblivion. They relied heavily on slave labour to carry them. Unable to form national ties, and pull infrastructure together, they eventually sank back into feudalism, with wealthy citizens relying on slaves to support them.
The Confederate Republic has evolved minimally in terms of technology and industry since its independence. The vast majority of the country exists as wealthy, caucasian landowners, employing minority slaves to support them, their farm, and their household, almost similar to early feudalism. They seem to think of themselves as superior to the rest of the world, because of their relation with their deity. The country has a few sizable cities, where struggling international trade happens, in a desparate attempt to keep up with growing international standards, and scientific advancements. However, the country has no real income, thus making it hard.