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The Modern-Day CSA.
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Published: November 30, 2012
© 2012 - 2019 AlternateHistory
Motto
Deo Vindice (Latin)
"Under God, our Vindicator"

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Anthem
• (none official)
• "God Save the South" (unofficial)
• "The Bonnie Blue Flag" (popular)
• "Dixie" (traditional)

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Capital
• Montgomery, Alabama
(until May 29, 1861)
• Richmond, Virginia

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Languages- English (de facto)
Government- Confederal Republic

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President
- 2012: Carson Wilson
Vice President
- 2012: Jason Carmike

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Legislature Congress

- Upper house Senate
- Lower house House of Representatives

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The Confederates States of America (AKA CSA, the South, Dixie, Confederates) is a nation located on the North American continent between the United States of America and Mexico.

The CSA didn't even exist until independence was declared in 1861, after the election of Abraham Lincoln, where South Carolina was the first to secede, followed by 10 other states. After winning many key battles and keeping the Union from advancing up the Mississippi River, in 1865 the Union and the CSA declared a peace. Missouri and Kentucky than decided to join the CSA, along with the newly colonized Oklahoma and Arizona Territory, which was split in New Mexico and Arizona.

By 1880 the country had rebuilt about 90% of it's infrastructure and was going through an economic boom. In 1897, it was announced that soon the entire nation would gradually abolish slavery and move to industrial capacity. By 1910, only about 8% of the country was using slaves as an actual form of labor, and by 1913, slavery ended altogether.

When WWI broke out in 1914, just as the US had, the Confederates held a standard for neutrality. However, when the RMS Lusitania was sank and 128 US citizens were killed, the CSA, feeling sympathy for the United States, offered to ally with the US if they were to go to war with Germany. Once they did, the Confederates allied with the US and the Entente in a declaration of war against Germany, with their biggest role of taking the the German and Austrian-Hungarian colonies in Africa.

Up until 1929, the CSA was facing a steady increase in industry, with the people feeling an overall enthusiasm in being southerners. Then when the Stock Market Crash occurred, the CSA felt the sting of it. Their industry collapsed and anarchy was spreading throughout the country, the only thing saving the nation being aid from the United States.

Once Germany had invaded Poland in '39, the CSA felt that it needed to stay out of this war, and kept their neutrality policy. However, due to both Confederate and US troops being stationed at Pearl Harbor, and when the Japanese attacked the base, the Confederates immediately declared war on not just the Japanese, but all three of the Axis powers. The CSA and US created a plan where the US would worry about dealing with Japanese forces while Confederate troops would launch an invasion of African colonies. Through 1942-1945, the Confederates proved to be one of the most importance nations to engage in the war, winning many battles, and even leading the invasion of Italy. They also were vital in the D-Day landings, dropping behind enemy lines while the allies took the beaches. Eventually the US had developed the atomic bomb, and had worked a deal with the CSA to test the bomb in New Mexico.

During the Cold War, the Confederates were in control of a section of former Germany, just as the US had. Also like the US, they had a very tense and strained relationship with the Soviet Union, and had to deal a near nuclear situation in Cuba. They did not get involved in the Korean War with the US, however, as well as the Vietnam War, seeing it as a foreign conflict that had none of their business, though they understood why the US went in. By the time the Berlin Wall had come down in 1989, the CSA had stayed out of any war of the time, keeping a strict neutrality policy.

Currently, the CSA is considered the only superpower other than the United States, and is a major player in global politics, while also keeping a relatively strong economy, as well as being a leader in fields such as medicine and technology, and being one of the biggest cotton producers in the world.
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Lot's of text as you can tell. Lol.

This is the first time I'm delving into such a detailed timeline, so bare with me on this. It was fun though. :)

Probably my favorite deviation to do actually. There is just so much that I could go into on this.

Feedback if you wish, and maybe a little on how I could improve work on timelines.
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iurnmenStudent Digital Artist
okkk
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HATEALLYALLHobbyist Artist
If peace was sued in 1865 why change from the third national flag back to the first?
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LaTexianaStudent Digital Artist
As always, I love the CSA maps, but I have a few things to point out here. The New Mexico Territory included southern Nevada at the time and without a US victory the state of West Virginia would either be nonexistant or the state of "Kanawha" which is somewhat smaller than OTL West Virginia. 
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AlternateHistoryHobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm... well I guess it wouldn't be hard to concede that the CSA allowed West Virginia to stay in existence during peace talks. You're right though about southern Nevada, I should update it in that regard.
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LaTexianaStudent Digital Artist
I mean that the OTL West Virginia-Virginia state border is as a result of the US victory. If the CSA had won, then depending on the details of the outcome, West Virginia would either be a part of Confederate Virginia or have the orgininal West Virginia-Virginia state border when the counties in western Virginia first seceded from the CSA to form the proposed state of "Kanawha". If you haven't already, look up "State of Kanawha" on Google Images.
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intresting alt history. USA & CSA as friends
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AlternateHistoryHobbyist Digital Artist
I've always had this sort of unhealthy fascination with the CSA. I just can't imagine the USA and CSA having not sort out their differences by at least the 1900's.

Well, always makes for good AH.
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wolfjakHobbyist Writer
Oh look, it's the SEC
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AlternateHistoryHobbyist Digital Artist
Mind explaining?
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wolfjakHobbyist Writer
I live in the south and there's a huge college football scene. Most of us in my history honors class like to make jokes about how the SEC, a conference of colleges, known for putting precedent on football instead of academics, is comprised entirely of former confederate states.
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This is the year The Buckeyes end SEC domination!
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wolfjakHobbyist Writer
okay buddy heheh, who've the buckeyes played again? If anyone's gonna do that it'll be those Noles.
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I dont care who wins the title as long as its not ANOTHER SEC team!
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AlternateHistoryHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, okay. Yeah, I can see that. XD
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