Confederate States of America
Motto: Deo Vindice
Anthem: God Save the South
|Capital||Richmond, Confederated District|
|Largest||New Atlanta, Georgia|
92% Confederate |
• Speaker of the Confederation Congress
• General of the Army of the Confederate States
|June 18th, 2126|
• 2230 census
The Confederate States of America is a confederation of eight states and a single federal district. The CSA proclaimed its independence at Columbia, South Carolina, in 2126 forty nine years after the Great War of 2077 and the collapse of civilization. The CSA, has expanded into its current position over 100 years and claims more land than it can actually hold. The capital city is Columbia, Confederated District, and its largest city is New Atlanta, Georgia. The CSA has taken hold of several GECKs, allowing for it to become an entirely self sufficient nation. Currently, the CSA has a population of four million, and it is at a stable position both economically and politically.
- 1 History
- 2 Politics and Government
- 3 Society & Culture
- 4 Economy
- 5 Geography
- 6 Military
- 7 Technology
Creation of the Confederation
The Great War of 2077 saw the end of the United States and the rest of civilization. For years after, it was the survival of the fittest in the South. However, in 2123, people began to have thoughts of reuniting as a single nation under a single banner, and this thought was given fruition thanks in part to the ambitions of Richard Lincoln. Inspired by tales of the long lost Confederate States, he helped organize and unite the various warlords and tribes that had resettled various cites in the south. And three years later in the city of Columbia, the Confederate States were formed with Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina as a nation. In truth, these “states” where merely the most powerful tribes and holdings in the region, but the groundwork had been laid.
Over the next several decades the CSA would rapidly expand, quickly running over any resistance thanks to their coordinated warfare tactics. By 2153, the Confederate States had declared Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida, and Georgia as apart of the Confederation, though how much control in the region the CSA actually had varied. People began to flock to the ruined cities, and rebuild them using several G.E.C.K.s collected from local vaults.
The population, already rather large, exploded thanks to the purification of vast farmland and exceeded 1,000,000 in 2190. The expansion of the CSA only slowed in Florida, where giant mutated alligators threatened to overrun the local land, and to the west where the powerful Oil City dwelt. Tensions rose with Oil City, and ultimately came to a head in the Oil-Southern War in 2197. Though short, the war was deadly and left an unpleasant distaste for conflict in the CSA. In 2200 the war ended and the expansion of the CSA, for the most part, stopped.
Thus began an era of peace lasting twenty years. Within this period, the population rose dramatically to four million, and stabilized with the reintroduction of birth contraceptives in 2227. Following further tensions with other rising nations, and hoping to avoid another conflict, Confederation Congress passed the Act of Seclusion in 2228 It stated that the CSA would refuse all treaties and offerings from other nations, take a neutral standpoint on all foreign conflicts, and work at best to maintain peace with surrounding nations. The military patrol limit was extended to the borders of the states that used to occupy the CSA, and the CSA claimed all land inside those borders as its territory.
Politics and Government
The laws of the CSA are like most other nations, except that there is a larger focus on state laws. Being a confederacy and allowing for member states to leave, individualism is a bit more important. Citizens each have voting rights and certain protections, there are laws for equality and certain standards for living, and plenty of other civic protections. Slavery is outlawed, though there are harsher immigration rules and upon non-human sentient species, such as mutants and ghouls, of which there are few in the CSA.
Government Structure & Bodies
The Confederate States of America is a democratic confederation, simplified with a into three positions of Congress, Secretariat, and President. The President has supreme say over the Congress, which is headed by a Speaker who acts upon majority. Each state gets five votes in congress, with a total of forty current seats. Each state also has its own decision to make its own laws, but all are required to a the minimal laws as instated in the national laws. The Secretariat is to have an equal say as the Congress en masse, but with half the say of the President.
The Congress is the legislative body that ratifies bills for the Presidents signature to be passed into laws. Congress is made up of forty seats, with each full state receiving five votes in the Congress. The Congress is located at Confederate Hall, in Richmond. The Congress is headed by a Speaker, who acts on the majority of the Congress, meaning if twenty one votes wanted a bill to be passed, then the Speaker would pass it on to the President.
The President is the highest seat of power within the Confederate States. They have the ultimate decision when passing laws, declaring war, and reorganizing borders. They are also the most protected person inside the CSA. The President can veto a bill passed by Congress, or they can sign one to make it a law. The President's primary home is in Columbia, while they can own a private residence.
The Confederate States retain small contact with foreign entities, mostly keeping to itself and development inside its claimed borders. Out of its small contact list, the CSA has made some form of meeting with Oil City and small bands of tribals throughout its territory. Some tribes the CSA has given land rights to remain on, as they were seen as peaceful and willing to join the Confederacy.
The central states each have their own borders and claim vast territories. Actual CSA control however mostly rests in the core regions of each state. Florida is technically a state, but only thanks to the city of Miami.
- Virginia – Virginia City
- Carolina – Charlotte
- Georgia – New Atlanta
- Florida – Miami
- Alabama – Garden City
- Mississippi – Jackson
- Tennessee – Gloryville/New Nashville
Society & Culture
The social structure of the CSA is inspired by its original predecessor, though this view of the original confederate states is obscured, painting a more rosy picture of freedom, liberty, and fighting for a just cause.
Whatever the case, the CSA are distinctly southern, much more conservative and generally Christian, not unlike Indiana. When looking back they see America as fallen from its ideals, and believe the Confederate States to be the best and truest expression of liberty and freedom.
Perhaps surprisingly, there is an interesting amount of equality among black and white southerners. In fact, most remaining blacks survive in the CSA, and have an important part in their society and culture. The Confederates try to embody the best of America, including racial equality, and value hard work and an idealized simple life. They also prioritize education
The CSA has a steadily growing economy, simple but not rapidly expanding like Indiana’s. With the vast size of the nation and its location it can supply vital foodstuffs to other nations.
The CSA uses their own monetary system, based entirely off of money dollars with varying degrees of worth. Caps are excepted, and barter is still prevalent, especially in more rural areas. The
The rich fertile fields of the south have always been prime for growing crops, and once again the fields of the south are ripe with cotton and other crops. Like Indiana, foodstuffs is their major export in the growing continental economy.
Large patches of the Southern Wasteland are still highly irradiated, but the frequent use of G.E.C.K.s often supplied by Indiana have opened up more and more territory for farmland. In general, most of the CSA is open lands of rubble and ruin, with certain areas of urbanization.
Most of the core south is heavily populated along rebuilt cities and connected with highways. These are the site of most of the population.
The outer regions are home to tribes and farmers, and consist of rural settlements and towns and less control. Most of these farmers are very self-sufficient and have their own militias.
The Great Floridan Jungle
To the far south is the great Floridan Jungle. Born of radiation it is chalk full of mutate alligators, cannibal super mutant tribes, and all sorts of deadly animals and creatures. The only real control the CSA has is in Miami, though they are slowly expanding and have big plans for Florida.
The CSA military is based almost exclusively on the CSA Army Corps, and unlike other nations it does not employ, or at least often, full-time soldiers. Rather, every citizen is trained to some degree in combat and warfare, and are required to serve for a regular six month period. This ensures that nearly every citizen of the CSA is capable of rallying together on their own to defend against raids and incursions, and provides a viable standing army of four million people at any time.
The Confederate States rely on classic and more traditional means concerning technology. They are adept at finding and fixing old machinery for work, but have quickly begun studying and using new technologies given to them by other nations.