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Empire of Louisiana: Home to the lion's share of the continent's French speaking population, and a key ally of France along with Mexico against the British and their dominions. Founded by Louis-Jules Trochu after France's crushing defeat in the Franco-Prussian War, the Empire's first days were defined by former French Naval detachments aided beleaguered French Army units still fighting in Texas and Louisiana. After capturing De Moins and signing the 1874 Treaty of St. Paul, Canada agreed to recognize the Empire in exchange for the Red River Valley. A proviso of the treaty let the Quebecois leave Canada for the Empire, leading to a mass migration of the Francophone population of Canada. Louisiana and Mexico had an informal understanding as to the control of the port of New Orleans, which eventually became a formal alliance by the turn of the Century after some skillful negotiating tactics by the French to rebuild old bridges.

Second Mexican Empire: After the defeat at Antietam, the Union knew they had to create a distraction to keep the Confederates from putting their full force against the Union. President Lincoln considered compromising the Monroe Doctrine a worthy sacrifice to save the Union, but he only ensured its destruction. When Napoleon III ordered a joint Invasion of Texas with Maximilian I's Empire in 1866 it solidified the legitimacy of the Hapsburg regime in Mexico, and united Maximilian's Empire around a single cause. Texas fell with minimal effort by the Frenco-Mexican force, and while France pressed east into Mississppi and Missouri, Mexico remained behind to quell any future uprisings in Texas and the New Mexico territory. In 1870, when it was clear the Union and the Confederacy were done for, Emperor Maximilian pushed further North and began formally annexing territory in the Former United States. And was only stopped by the combined efforts of Utah, the Navajo, and California. After a decades long series of hit and run attacks, raids on supply lines, and general chaos, Mexico agreed to recognize the independence of Deseret, the Navajo Nation, and California in 1885, though they maintained a presence in the southern half of the state. Texas remained a stubborn thorn in Mexico's side, culminating in the Second Texas War in 1914, and the Third Texas War in 1945.

Spanish Empire: France's Greatest Ally in Europe the Spanish Kingdom's only remaining stake in the New World is Cuba. After several failed attempts to retake other carribean territories, and even Florida, Spain, has come to accept their consolation prize in the Americas, and happily joined the French Entente to maintain some Geopolitical relevance.

Dominican Republic: An observer state within the Entente, but by no means a position it desires. Old hatreds with the Spanish and Haitians have yet to go away.

Haiti: Once the bane of France's existence, Haiti has achieved a tentative alliance with the Entente. France professes only regret for the actions of Napoleon, and Haiti only the thanks to France for respecting the independence... but in reality France just needs a stable port in the Caribbean, and Haiti needs someone to keep the DuBuoisists from stirring up trouble on their island. 

British Dominions: Canada was largely uninvolved with the War Between the States, simply serving to supply British forces invading from the Carribean when they could, but largely more concerned with the Red River Rebellion and the 1867 Uprising in Quebec. Where Britain looked on in horror at the presence of French empires in America, Canada itself saw it as an opportunity to rid themselves of a troublesome population and secure a position in the Red River Valley. When it became clear that the Union wasn't putting itself back together anytime soon, Canada staged a successful incursion into the Red River Valley. The locals were just glad to have someone there to stop this French General from taking them over. After an emergency vote by the State Government, Oregon agreed to join British Columbia, fearing conquest by Mexico. The rest of the Washington Territory put up little resistance to annexation. Canada found themselves feeling like a real power, and with the absence of their Quebecois population, truly united and dynamic. In 
1881 Queen Victoria both legitimized this united spirit, and tore its dynamism with the Proclamation of American Dominions; cleaving from the heard the newly acquired Oregon and their own province of British Columbia to create the Dominion of Columbia. The British Empire solidified its position in the Americas, even going so far as to welcome New England in as a Protectorate. British efforts in the New World all aimed at trying to keep the Entente in check, placing blockades, and tariffs on goods passing through their Caribbean colonies, even fighting a short war against Spain to secure Puerto Rico.

Republic of Georgia: After the great Confederacy imploded, Georgia simply went back to the home rule they briefly experienced after first leaving the Union. The rest of the South was too busy trying to hold itself together, and Georgia had seen relatively little combat during the War beyond the naval blockade that nearly starved them. The British were quick to use the state as a staging point against the Union, and the influx of British money and manpower gave the state a reprieve from the Blockade and a boost to the local economy. After the war turned into a fiasco, many British soldiers simply chose to settle in Georgia, rather than continue fighting a war that wasn't even there's. History has been kind to the former penal colony, content to sit with one of the last straight borders on the continent with Florida, and relatively unmolested by rival powers. 

Republic of Florida: Much like Georgia, Florida saw relatively little action during the War Between the States, but that largely changed after the French began their Caribbean campaign to split the British off from their Assault into the Union after 
McClellan's Coup. Confederate units from Alabama and Mississippi fought with the British against the French in the Florida Panhandle as one of the last great Front's of the war, when it still looked like the Confederates could achieve a real victory. After the French broke through and Sacked the provisional Capital in Jackson, Mississippi, the Panhandle became just one part of an endless and incomprehensible conflict with every state fighting for survival. Eventually the Panhandle declared Independence as the Republic of West Florida simply out of outrage that the Tallahassee government's near disinterest in the conflict. West Flordia survived as one of the Quasi British states until the January Revolution in 1909 swept across the South. Florida joined Virginia, Georgia and Tennessee to stop the advance of the Duboisist revolution, and took part in the international man-hunt for W.E.B. Dubois before his execution in Virginia. Florida remains a firm ally to the British and shares a peaceful border with Georgia, pooling their militaries into a single defensive force.

Free Republic of Texas: After three wars for Independence, Texas is once again a battleground between the Great Powers. Officially, the state claims everything East of the Colorado River, but in reality the government in Houston doesn't have much control beyond the city itself. The skies over Texas are full of aircraft from Britain, France, Mexico, Louisiana, even Germany, along with their own meager Air Force, and the land plays host to yet another proxy war between European and American Empires, to say nothing of militia units loyal not to the Republican government in Houston, but the DuBoisist cause under Sister Ferguson. 

Confederacy of Virginia: After the loss of Jefferson Davis's government in Jackson, and the coup in the Union, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina found themselves in a peculular position. General/President McClellan was willing to negotiate peace with a Confederate government that no longer existed, and none of the local militias were willing to fighting to save the rest of their rebel brothers. McClellan was even offering to let Virginia keep West Virginia as an act of good faith (though in reality McClellan just wanted something between him and Sherman's territory). So, under the leadership of General Lee, Virginia simply accepted McClellan's peace on behalf of the Confederate States, NOT the Confederate States of America. Virginia established the Confederate Government in Richmond, and South Carolina and North Carolina's militias swore fealty to their General, who'd they'd been fighting under since the Battle of Washington. the governments of North and South Carolina were dealing with Rebel British Army units on their border, so they agreed to join the Confederacy with the provisio that they could leave when the fighting was done. Needless to say they never bothered to secede, and the Confederacy of Virginia remained one of the more stable governments on the continent.

American Federation: After a close election in 1864 where General George. B McClellan attempted to unseat President Lincoln and sue for peace with the Confederacy, the good General returned to New York where he was approached by a group of US Army officers, who felt Lincoln was going to be the doom of the Union. Many members of the military believed the civilian government had lost legitimacy after the disastrous Battle of Washington, and desertion became a serious problem as the war became more protracted. In 1867 it reached a fever pitch when Lincoln reportedly rejected a peace offering by the British (in reality no peace treaty had even been proposed, and this was a rumor created to spread discontent in the ranks by the Anglo-Confederate alliance). McClellan and a Senior Officers of the US Army staged a coup-de-tat, capturing Philadelphia and the President. Abraham Lincoln was tried and executed for High Treason and General McClellan was named Acting Commander-in-Chief. His first act was to sue for peace with the British and the Confederates, but found his effort to save the union from Lincoln only doomed it. Units loyal to Generals Grant and Sherman would not recognize McClellan's government, and soon McClellan found what remained of the Union crumbling beneath his feet. He spent what remained of the war with an unofficial peace with the Confederates and the British while fighting Sherman's forces in the West. In 1871 McClellan's plea for peace was finally answered, but only after he was left with what was barely a rump of his former country. McClellan never recognized New England's secession or Sherman's regime in Ohio, and died of a stroke the day the British declared New England a protectorate. The American Federation was formally created on July 4, 1884 after the Philadelphia Convention called for a new constitution, officially ending the existence of the United States of America.

Protectorate of Tennessee: As the war became an ever more confusing affair, discontent in the ranks of the British forces sent to fight in America grew worse and worse. A few units manged to push as far north as the Ohio River, but were plagued with attacks by the civilian populace. After being sandwhiced between a multi-way conflict between post-confederate states in the South and various French Forces, this division was effectively trapped in the Tennessee valley when the orders came in for the British to pull out, they didn't hear about it until a month after it had happened, and in October 1871 these soldiers staged a mutiny, sacking towns, and roving as bandits in the country they had come to know and despise. One faction started offering protection to the people of the Tennessee valley, and eventually marshaled enough local support to put down the raiders. The Tennessee Valley was declared to be a protectorate under this division of the British Army, and the rest is history.

Freeman's Republic of the Mississippi Delta: The collapse of the Confederacy saw the Southern states return to unconfederated Republics, keeping the institution of Slavery alive and well along with the Southern Gentry who functionally became European-style nobles. Slavery persisted in the South in the Magnolia Republic, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, West Florida, and Alabama up until the turn of the century. Tennessee's military government abolished slavery when they took power in the 1870s, and Mexico abolished Slavery in Texas, but the rest of the former South kept the institution intact, but poverty swept through the south as time went on. Without the wealth of the Northern States to aid them, or a unified financial or monetary system, the Southern States fell into a Depression. Discontent in the general population only grew as the Plantation owners continued to treat their slaves and white laborers with equal apathy towards their lives. Slavery came to a violent end in West Florida, Mississippi and Alabama when Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois led a Marxist uprising against the gentry with the support of poor whites. Establishing the first Freeman's republic in 1909. The communist government remained a thorn in the side of its neighboring powers, but with a hyper militarized society, no one's bothered to unseat them.

Rocky Federation: New York was never enough for Teddy Roosevelt. The Harvard educated son of the East left New York for untamed ranges of Montana. Working as a rancher T.R. saw how the near constant raids of the Souix continued to plague the various settlements in the Rockies. This would drive him to raise his hands to raid and drive out the Souix from the territory during the harsh winters of 1886. His "Rough Riders," quickly gained support from his old college mates back East, and Teddy rode across the Rockies escorting supply lines and rooting out bandits, his legend growing with each act. More people joined his Rough Riders or became part of what would be Roosevelt's Army, marching across the lawless mountains and taking territory back from the brink. Even former US Army General Custer, now the warlord of much of Montana, swore fealty to Roosevelt, and in 1905 the former blue blood declared the creation of the Rocky Federation.

Directorate of Ohio: After General Grant attempted to spirit Vice President Johnson away into Ohio, only to be killed by the British while Johnson was captured, the line of succession was only further complicated. The British didn't know who to negotiate with, as Sherman controlled roughly a third of the army and 
McClellan the remaining third, Grant's forces scattered to the winds and staged a Guerrilla war in Ohio for over a year. After the British simply elected to use McClellan's peace offering as an excuse to leave, the continent, Johnson was handed over to the provisional government in New York, only for the former Vice President to be executred for treason. General Sherman withdrew his forces in full to his home state of Ohio after the British announced plans to pull out and declared a provisional government of his own from Columbus. Sherman, however, was forced to spend most of his military strength keeping the French from crossing the Mississppi, and with forces spread so thin, he had no hope of actually retaking much territory beyond the Great Lakes region. Ohio became the industrial powerhouse of the continent, and maintains an uneasy peace with its neighbors to get its goods to foreign markets. High tariffs by the Canadians, Louisianians, and Federalists have started their share of brushfire wars.

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aero3-5's avatar
Delmarva also means Delaware, Maryland and Virginia!
waterpoke's avatar
I think geographically Delmarva is just the peninsula on the East Coast. Not all three states together.
aero3-5's avatar
It is formed from small parts of all three states.
TheObservantServant's avatar
Any backstory of the Navajo Nation besides them becoming an independent nation?
YNot1989's avatar
Mexico moves north to take critical territory and the Navajos side with the Mormons to keep them out of their lands. A bloody war lasts more than a decade, but eventually the Mexicans agree to recognize their sovereignty.
TheObservantServant's avatar
This is awesome since I myself am part of the Navajo tribe. 
TheTexasRanger's avatar
Besides the they fully encompass what are the other states represented by the stars in Ohio, the federation and Virginia flag?
YNot1989's avatar
None, the flag is just lifted directly from Sherman's battle flag. Virginia's flag represent's West Virginia, Maryland, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia itself. 
TheTexasRanger's avatar
What about the American Federation?
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New York, Pennsylvania, North Jersey, South Jersey, Westsylvania, Maryland, and Adirondack
grisador's avatar
Amazing flags !

Ohio's flag seems familiar
PersephoneEosopoulou's avatar
You designed most of these yourself right ?
YNot1989's avatar
Louisiana, Columbia, Virginia, the Federation, Tennessee, The Navajo, Deseret (which I now kinda wish I would have just used the Mormon Pioneer flag) Mississippi, Delmarva, and the Rocky flags, yes.
PersephoneEosopoulou's avatar
Nice work then :), which one is your favourite?
YNot1989's avatar
Its a tie between the Mississippi flag and the Columbia flag.
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This Alternative History timeline has been approved by WhippetWild. :thumbsup:
PersephoneEosopoulou's avatar
Is the Rocky Federation ruled by a Roosevelt political dynasty ala the Kenndys and Bushes or a well disguised monarchy ala North Korea but without all the incompetent, oppression and horror etc ?
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Political dynasty, but non-Roosevelts have been President, and the Federation observes the two term rule. TR was President until 1918, and loudly and proudly endorsed his Secretary of War George Armstrong Custer (the aging former Warlord of Montana). Ted became President in 1928 and served a full two terms and Quentin has been President since 1944. He's generally considered to be their greatest leader yet.
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What's the lifestyle and culture there like ?, very Frontier ?
YNot1989's avatar
Very. The Rocky mountain economy is nothing to brag about. They survive off of mining operations, timber and cattle.
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Seems to be missing Georgia though. Still, great work!
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