The Allied States of America is a federal republic located in North America. Billing itself as a better, freer version of its predecessor, the United States of America, the ASA is, in actuality, a deeply corrupt corporacratic dictatorship masquerading as democracy. The ASA engages in revising history, state-sanctioned embezzlement, and crimes against humanity, as its founders are the ones responsible for the September Attacks that destroyed twenty three major American cities and killed millions.
The Allied States was born in the aftermath of the September Attacks, which were orchestrated by the founders of the government as part of Project Red Bell. Initially limited in scope, the ASA reached detentes with the various remaining state governments, the last of which was the state of California. The ASA recognized the independence of the Republic of Texas, which had refused to rejoin either of the competing states.
In name, the Allied States is a federal republic and a democracy, but the reality is that the country is a front for a right-wing corporatist cabal seeking to profit off of a war between the ASA and the United States. As such, the military has been deployed heavily across the country as part of an ongoing martial law, aimed at both maintaining order and disarming the population, creating dependence on the state. This comes in spite of the fact that many towns, such as Jericho, had essentially reasserted order and begun to govern themselves, conducting free and fair elections and distributing goods as needed.
The military of the Allied States is a mirror of its eastern counterpart, however, it is implied that the ASA is stronger than the US in military terms. The reality of the situation is much murkier, as the majority of the former United States' military was abroad at the time of the attacks, and the status of these troops, as well as their loyalties, is unknown. By the series' end, the Republic of Texas has rejoined the United States, setting the stage for the Second American Civil War, and placing the ASA at a theoretical disadvantage, as the United States could easily cut off its access to the Atlantic Ocean and seize control of the mouth of the Mississippi River.
States and Territories Edit
The Allied States of America is made up of twenty one states, all of which are west of the Mississippi River. These are:
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
- New Mexico
The status of the states of Alaska and Hawaii, neither of which are connected to the mainland United States, is unknown, though Alaska may be at least temporarily under Canadian administration.