Great American Empire

Imperial America Imperial America
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Location of the Great American Empire
Motto: In God We Trust
Anthem: God Save The Emperor/God Save The Empress
Capital
(and largest city)
Josephopolis
Religion Official: Roman Catholicism

Minority: Protestantism, Eastern Orthodoxy, other religions

Official language English
Recognized languages English, Spanish, French
Ethinic groups White American, African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, Native American, Pacific Islander American, Multiracial American
Demonym American, Colombian, Imperial
Government Type Unitary Theocratic Absolute Monarchy under Psychotic Dictatorship
Grand Emperor/Grand Empress Michael I (1922-1975)

Arthur I (1975-2007)

Arthur II (2007-2019)

Brittany I (2019-present)

Pope Saint Peter (first)

Francis I (current)

Legislative Branch None (Grand Emperor/Grand Empress holds absolute Legislative power with advice from Imperial Senate and Imperial Crown Council)
Executive Branch None (Grand Emperor/Grand Empress holds absolute Executive power with advice from Imperial Governor Bodies and Imperial Supreme Cabinets)
Judicial Branch None (Grand Emperor/Grand Empress holds absolute Judicial power with advice from The Imperial Courts and The Imperial Justice Councils)
Formation
- Great American Awakening

Second American Civil War

Foundation of The Great American Empire

August 9, 1913

March 24, 1919

July 4, 1922

Area
- Total

- Water (%)

71,087,546 km²
44,171,753 sq mi
N/A%
Population
- 2013 estimate
- Density


1,225,160,909
17.23/km²
27.73/sq mi
Currency
Imperial Dollar
Unions United Nations, League of Nations, Imperial Union, Christian Alliance, UCC, Holy Alliance, London Accords, Catholic League, Varshava Pact, Paris Agreement, WHO, UNICEF, Trans-Pacific Partnership, G7, G8, G20

The Great American Empire, officially The Great Christian Empire of All The Americas and Her Holdings, is a massive global empire, with holdings on six of the world's seven continents. It was established in 1922 by the first Emperor Michael I, who led Americans into the Second Age of Imperialism which targeted vastly weakened European nations following the First World War. Today, the empire spans six continents, controlling 71,087,546 square kilometers, with a population 1.225 billion subjects, effectively making it the largest nation in the world both by sheer size and population.

Established following the Great American Awakening in 1922, the empire was formed when devout Catholic Americans felt that it was their duty to reclaim the world in the name of the Lord, and overthrew the American government following the Second American Civil War. President Warren G. Harding was killed in the fighting when the capital fell, and Michael Douglas, brother of the leader of The Holy Catholic Army, was instated as the new ruler, furnished "Michael I, Emperor and Autocrat of All The Americas".

The Imperial Wars did much to grant the empire the ability to strike at the weakened nations of the world, with the unification of the Americas in 1943, and the Invasion of Africa in 1947. Great Britain was defeated as a world power that very same year, with the royal family fleeing to India to rule the remains of the British Empire as America snapped up the most remaining British colonies. Japan was occupied by American forces after its defeat, and as with much of its former empire, incorporated into the growing American one.

The Cold War, staged between The Christian and Monarchist Great American Empire and the atheistic and communist USSR, began in 1953, when America announced her opposition to communism. It ended in 1967 with the restoration of The Russian Empire, which remains America's greatest ally.

After the Americans had finished backstabbing its former allies in WWII, they began Pax Americana, which has resulted in much scientific progress, social development (for law-abiding Christians), and economic prosperity. Since the long wars and even longer peace, America has grown to become the dominate world power, keeping other nations under tight control whilst keeping potential enemies such as British India and the Republic of China pitted against one another so as to dampen their growth.

History

Great American Awakening

In 1915, The Devout Catholic Douglas Family began to spread the ideas of spreading Catholicism around the world by instating an imperialist government to oversee the action. Michael Douglas, a spiritual and political author and the patriarch of The Douglas Family, published the book For God and the World and sold thousands of copies, however the book was shortly banned by the United States government.

Second American Civil War

See Second American Civil War for full article

On November 1st, 1921, the Holy Catholic Army, which Michael's brother had founded in a matter of months, raided the White House in Washington D.C., and managed to capture and kill President Harding by the evening. The United States deemed this as an act of war and immediately mobilized to Washington, however were stopped by the Catholic Army blocking all railroads and motorways in and out of the capital. Capital Hill was raided the next day, and all congressmen were either taken as prisoner or killed. With most of the government being destroyed, many politicians who were outside of the capital began to form an interim government. Vice President Calvin Coolidge, who was in West Virginia, became the President, and Philadelphia served as the capital.

The Catholic Army successfully secured Washington and began to spread out into the states of Virginia and Maryland. More soldiers joined the Catholic Army either by volunteering or by force, adding thousands of troops per day. By mid 1922, the Battle of Philadelphia allowed for an Imperial victory, following the complete razing of the city. The United States in their entirety collapsed and fell into the hands of the Imperial Army, ending the Second American Civil War.

Formation

Michael Douglas, after being victorious in the Second Civil War, was crowned Michael I, Emperor and Autocrat of All The Americas, and soon delivered his first Imperial Address to the nation. He was the most powerful monarch in world history, ruling over Imperial America with autocratic and unlimited power. He proceeded to build up the American military, and made military service compulsory for those between 18 and 21. The massive buildup of the military was seen as a threat by many European powers, such as the United Kingdom and France. 

Politics

The Great American Empire is an Absolute Monarchy. The Grand Emperor/The Great Empress is regarded as The Governor on Earth in The name of Christ. The Emperor/The Empress is The Head of State, Head of Government, and Commander-In-Chief of the entire American Empire, and has absolute executive, legislative, and judicial power concentrated in his/her hands. The Grand Emperor/The Grand Empress has completely unlimited power, and all officials in The Imperial Government are directly appointed by him/her.

Unlike many other monarchies, the Great American Empire's hereditary nobility is directly subservient to the Grand Emperor/Grand Empress. All nobles and Vassals are required to pay an annual tribute to the Crown, and the Grand Emperor can and does revoke their noble status if he/she pleases.

For administration purposes, The Imperial American Government consists of three branches: Legislative, Executive, and Judicial. These can be disbanded by The Emperor/The Empress on a whim.

Military

The Great American Empire has the largest military in the world. As of 2017, The Imperial American Military consists of 2,950,980 active soldiers, 900,800 ground vehicles, and 985,822 water-based vehicles. While the compulsory service law was repealed by Arthur I, this does not seem to have had an effect on manpower.

The Great American Empire outlawed the production of nuclear weapons in 1945, on the grounds that they went against Christian Pacifistic Doctrine.

Economy

Technology

The United States has been a leader in technological innovation since the late 19th century and scientific research since the mid-20th century. Methods for producing interchangeable parts were developed by the U.S. War Department by the Federal Armories during the first half of the 19th century. This technology, along with the establishment of a machine tool industry, enabled the U.S. to have large-scale manufacturing of sewing machines, bicycles, and other items in the late 19th century and became known as the American system of manufacturing. Factory electrification in the early 20th century and introduction of the assembly line and other labor-saving techniques created the system of mass production. In the 21st century, approximately two-thirds of research and development funding comes from the private sector. The United States leads the world in scientific research papers and impact factor.

In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell was awarded the first U.S. patent for the telephone. Thomas Edison's research laboratory, one of the first of its kind, developed the phonograph, the first long-lasting light bulb, and the first viable movie camera. The latter led to emergence of the worldwide entertainment industry. In the early 20th century, the automobile companies of Ransom E. Olds and Henry Ford popularized the assembly line. The Wright brothers, in 1903, made the first sustained and controlled heavier-than-air powered flight.

The invention of the transistor in the 1950s, a key active component in practically all modern electronics, led to many technological developments and a significant expansion of the U.S. technology industry. This, in turn, led to the establishment of many new technology companies and regions around the country such as Silicon Valley in California. Advancements by American microprocessor companies such as Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Intel, along with both computer software and hardware companies such as Adobe Systems, Apple Inc., IBM, Microsoft, and Sun Microsystems, created and popularized the personal computer. The ARPANET was developed in the 1960s to meet Defense Department requirements, and became the first of a series of networks which evolved into the Internet.

Wealth

Wealth, like income and taxes, is highly concentrated; the richest 10% of the adult population possess 72% of the country's household wealth, while the bottom half possess only 2%. According to the Federal Reserve, the top 1% controlled 38.6% of the country's wealth in 2016. In 2017, Forbes found that just three individuals (Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates) held more money than the bottom half of the population. According to a 2018 study by the OECD, the United States has a larger percentage of low-income workers than almost any other developed nation, largely because of a weak collective bargaining system and lack of government support for at-risk workers. The top one percent of income-earners accounted for 52 percent of the income gains from 2009 to 2015, where income is defined as market income excluding government transfers.

After years of stagnation, median household income reached a record high in 2016 following two consecutive years of record growth. Income inequality remains at record highs however, with the top fifth of earners taking home more than half of all overall income. The rise in the share of total annual income received by the top one percent, which has more than doubled from nine percent in 1976 to 20 percent in 2011, has significantly affected income inequality, leaving the United States with one of the widest income distributions among OECD nations. The extent and relevance of income inequality is a matter of debate.

There were about 567,715 sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons in the U.S. in January 2019, with almost two-thirds staying in an emergency shelter or transitional housing program. In 2011, 16.7 million children lived in food-insecure households, about 35% more than 2007 levels, though only 845,000 U.S. children (1.1%) saw reduced food intake or disrupted eating patterns at some point during the year, and most cases were not chronic. As of June 2018, 40 million people, roughly 12.7% of the U.S. population, were living in poverty, including 13.3 million children. Of those impoverished, 18.5 million live in deep poverty (family income below one-half of the poverty threshold) and over five million live "in 'Third World' conditions".

Demographics

Religion

The Great American Empire's state religion is Roman Catholicism. The population is mandated to adhere to it, and Catholic projects and social unions receive more funds than all others. While other religions are freely practiced (like in the Vassal States), certain restrictions are placed on more marginal sects. As of 2017, 95% of the population is Roman Catholic, 2% adheres to Protestantism, 1% to Eastern Orthodoxy, and 1% to other religions.

Culture

Art

The Harlem Renaissance was another significant development in American art. In the 1920s and 30s a new generation of educated and politically astute African-American men and women emerged who sponsored literary societies and art and industrial exhibitions to combat racist stereotypes. The movement, which showcased the range of talents within African-American communities, included artists from across America, but was centered in Harlem. The work of the Harlem painter and graphic artist Aaron Douglas and the photographer James VanDerZee became emblematic of the movement. Artists associated with the Harlem Renaissance include Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, Charles Alston, Augusta Savage, Archibald Motley, Lois Mailou Jones, Palmer Hayden and Sargent Johnson.

At the beginning of the 21st century, contemporary art in the United States in general continues in several contiguous modes, characterized by the idea of Cultural pluralism. The "crisis" in painting and current art and current art criticism today is brought about by pluralism. There is no consensus, nor need there be, as to a representative style of the age. There is an anything goes attitude that prevails; an "everything going on" syndrome; with no firm and clear direction and yet with every lane on the artistic superhighway filled to capacity. Consequently, magnificent and important works of art continue to be made in the United States albeit in a wide variety of styles and aesthetic temperaments, the marketplace being left to judge merit.

Hard-edge painting, Geometric abstraction, Appropriation, Hyperrealism, Photorealism, Expressionism, Minimalism, Lyrical Abstraction, Pop art, Op art, Abstract Expressionism, Color Field painting, Monochrome painting, Neo-expressionism, Collage, Intermedia painting, Assemblage painting, Digital painting, Postmodern painting, Neo-Dada painting, Shaped canvas painting, environmental mural painting, Graffiti, traditional figure painting, Landscape painting, Portrait painting, are a few continuing and current directions in painting at the beginning of the 21st century.

Literature

American literature is literature predominantly written or produced in English in the United States of America and its preceding colonies. Before the founding of the United States, the Thirteen Colonies on the eastern coast of the present-day United States were heavily influenced by English literature. The American literary tradition thus began as part of the broader tradition of English-language literature. However, a small amount of literature exists in other immigrant languages and Native American tribes have a rich tradition of oral storytelling.

The American Revolutionary Period (1775–83) is notable for the political writings of Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Paine, and Thomas Jefferson. An early novel is William Hill Brown's The Power of Sympathy published in 1791.

Writer and critic John Neal in the early-mid nineteenth century helped advance America's progress toward a unique literature and culture, by criticizing predecessors like Washington Irving for imitating their British counterparts and influencing others like Edgar Allan Poe. Ralph Waldo Emerson pioneered the influential Transcendentalism movement, Henry David Thoreau author of Walden, was influenced by this movement. The political conflict surrounding abolitionism inspired the writers like Harriet Beecher Stowe. These efforts were supported by the continuation of slave narratives.

Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter (1850) is an early American classic novel and Hawthorne influenced Herman Melville, author of Moby-Dick (1851). Major American poets of the nineteenth century include Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. Edgar Allan Poe was another significant writer who greatly influenced later authors. Mark Twain was the first major American writer to be born away from the East Coast. Henry James achieved international recognition with novels like The Portrait of a Lady (1881).

American writers expressed both disillusionment and nostalgia following World War I. The short stories and novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald captured the mood of the 1920s, and John Dos Passos wrote about the war. Ernest Hemingway became famous with The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms; in 1954, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature. William Faulkner was another major novelist. American poets also included international figures: Wallace Stevens, T. S. Eliot, Robert Frost, Ezra Pound, and E. E. Cummings. Playwright Eugene O'Neill won the Nobel Prize. In the mid-twentieth century, drama was dominated by Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller, as well as the musical theatre.

Depression era writers included John Steinbeck, author of The Grapes of Wrath (1939). America's involvement in World War II influenced works such as Norman Mailer's The Naked and the Dead (1948), Joseph Heller's Catch-22 (1961) and Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s Slaughterhouse-Five (1969).

Marriage

Marriage still happens. Notable aspects of marriage are the political and business marriages because various rich elites and vassal rulers have their children marry in arranged marriages. The couple can have meetings before the marriage to see if the marriage works out, but parents will try to promote the marriage to force them to get along due to their relations with the other party being at stake.

Slavery

In some areas of the Empire Slavery still exists, but it depends on the region. Some Slaves are usually freed by the government and then owned by the church to promote the religion of Catholicism. Female slaves owned by the Church are not allowed to marry for they are owned by Nuns to become Nuns in the future. Male Slaves automatically become free and start lives. America ended Slavery after the First Civil war and went on a harsh anti-slavery campaign, but they let countries who are familiar of slavery still practice it.

Vassals

The Vassals of the Great American Empire are the only countries not under direct control of the Emperor, but are instead under control of their local or regional rulers who rule as absolute monarchs, but they answer to the Emperor.

Monarchies

  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
    • Commonwealth of Australia
    • Commonwealth of Barbados
    • Commonwealth of Canada
    • Commonwealth of New Zealand
  • Imperial State of Japan
  • Sultanate of Zanzibar
  • Sultanate of Selengor
  • Sultanate of Perlis
  • Sultanate of Terrenganu
  • Sultanate of Kedah
  • Sultanate of Kelatan
  • Sultanate of Pahang
  • Sultanate of Johor
  • Sultanate of Riau-Laggu
  • Sultanate of Sulu
  • Sultanate of Brunei
  • Kingdom of Korea
  • Kingdom of Swaziland
  • Kingdom of Lesotho
  • Zulu Kingdom
  • Sultanate of Agadez
  • Sultanate of Damagaram
  • Imperial State of Dosso
  • Sokoto Caliphate
  • Emirate of Trarza
  • Kingdom of Dahomey
  • Asante Empire
  • Kingdom of Koya
  • Toucouler Empire
  • United Mossi Maharajahnates
  • Imamate of Futa Jallon
  • Sultanate of Brunei
  • Kaatra Khanate
  • Kano Emirate
  • Kingdom of Bamum
  • Mandara Kingdom
  • Kotoko Kingdom
  • Sultanate of Wituland
  • Kingdom of Rwanda
  • Kingdom of Burundi
  • Kingdom of Maravi
  • The Rozvi Empire
  • Uukwambi Kingdom
  • Uukwaluudhi Kingdom
  • Uukwangli Kingdom
  • Kingdom of Belgium
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Kingdom of Italy
  • Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
  • United German Imperial States
    • Kingdom of Prussia
    • Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
    • Duchy of Brunswick
    • Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
    • Duchy of Saxe-Altenburg
    • Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
    • Grand Duchy of Oldenburg
    • Duchy of Anhalt
    • Principality of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
    • Kingdom of Bavaria
    • Kingdom of Saxony
    • Kingdom of Württemberg
    • Grand Duchy of Baden
    • Grand Duchy of Hesse and by Rhine
    • Duchy of Saxe-Meiningen
    • Principality of Reuss-Greiz
    • Principality of Schaumburg-Lippe
    • Principality of Lippe-Detmold
  • Principality of Liechtenstein
  • Kingdom of Denmark
  • Kingdom of Norway
  • Kingdom of Sweden
  • Kingdom of Finland
  • United Baltic Duchy
  • Kingdom of Spain
  • Duchy of Lithuania
  • Kingdom of Fiji
  • Kingdom of Tonga
  • Kingdom of Spain
  • White Rajahnate of Sarawak

Republics

  • Republic of France
  • Republic of Portugal
  • Republic of South Africa
  • Republic of Liberia
  • Republic of the Philippines
  • Republic of Uganda
  • Republic of Transvaal
  • Orange Free State
  • Gurkaland Republic
  • Republic of Mexico
  • Republic of Guatemala
  • Republic of Honduras
  • Republic of El Salvador
  • State of Costa Rica
  • Republic of Belize
  • Republic of Panama
  • Republic of Colombia
  • Republic of Venezuela
  • Republic of Ecuador
  • Republic of Peru
  • Republic of Bolivia
  • Republic of Panama
  • Republic of Uruguay
  • Republic of Argentina
  • Republic of Chile
  • Republic of Cuba
  • Republic of Haiti
  • The Dominican Republic
  • Republic of China/Taiwan

Trivia

  • In this Timeline things are different than our timeline.
    • All Entertainment Companies within the Empire's territory (Nintendo, SEGA, Sony, Microsoft, Disney, Comcast, Universal, Warner Bros, ViacomCBS, Netflix, BBC, etc) are all owned by the government.
    • America and Communist China's economic cold war is a lot more fierce.
    • Trump is only an Opposition leader and wanted fugitive with all the former Republican Party.
    • The Democrats are the only legal party unless the Emperor abolishes them to only allow himself to rule. Nancy Pelosi is the current Prime Minister since 2005 (unless the Emperor decides to abolish her tenure to rule the government himself.)
    • America's economic rivals are Red China, Laos, Vietnam and the British Raj.
    • America's economic allies are Imperial Iran, Saudi-Arabia, the Kingdom of Jordan, The Kingdom of Iraq, The Republic of Syria, Kingdom of Egypt, The Libyan Jamahiriya (ruled by Muammar Gaddafi), Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, The Russian Empire, Ottoman Empire, Ethiopian Empire, Maharajahnate of Manchukuo, Menjiang Military State and Maharajahnate of Morocco (consists of the territories of Morocco, Algeria, Northern Maurtia and Northern Mali all ruled by the Sultan of Morocco as Maharajah).
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