Alternative History

California was a state in the United States of America. Now, it is comprised of eight known communities, with the largest being California, and the smallest being Slab City.

Rough map of the former state assembled by explorers


On Doomsday the following locations were destroyed:

  • Anaheim - Hit with a single 300KT missile.
  • Bakersfield
  • Barstow
  • Beale Air Force Base
  • Camp Roberts - Training facility for the entire state, destroyed the nearby town of San Miguel as well.
  • Concord Naval Weapons Station
  • Edwards Air Force Base
  • Fort Hunter Liggett
  • Fort Irwin
  • Ford Ord
  • Fresno
  • Lancaster-Palmdale
  • Los Angeles - Major city, home to many government installations, was entirely obliterated with approximately 8 strikes on Los Angeles County in and around the city.
  • Mare Island Naval Shipyard - Groundburst, devastated the city of Vallejo as well.
  • Merced
  • Modesto
  • Moffett Naval Air Station
  • Mojave Airport - Destroyed the town of Mojave as well.
  • Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake - Destroyed the nearby city of Ridgecrest as well.
  • Naval Air Station Lemoore
  • Norton Air Force Base - Destroyed the city of San Bernardino
  • Oakland - Hit with a 1MT strike.
  • Sacramento - State Capital, was hit with a 2 MT bomb, which hit to the extreme west of the capital.
  • Salinas - Hit with a single 300KT missile.
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego - Major city, was hit due to being home to multiple military installations and heavy manufacturing.
  • San Francisco - Major city. Hit with a 1MT missile.
  • San Jose - Hit with a 1MT strike.
  • San Luis Obispo
  • Stockton
  • Travis Air Force Base
  • Vandenburg AFB - Took out adjacent Santa Maria.


The state of California was reported to be a lawless area during the early nineties by the American Provisional Administration. Torn between resource wars, the small towns and cities often resorted to martial law or draconian punishments. However over time, multiple communities began to band together, or foreign nations intervened to help create a stable environment. These nations are listed below.

California Republic

Population: 556,000

Government: Constitutional Republic

Info: Successor to the original California Republic. Only controls central California.

Municipal States of the Pacific

Population: 300,000

Government: Loose federation of fortified city states in Oregon and California

Info: Formed in 2006 by the ANZC from a collection of warring city-states. Considered by some to be successor to the USA.

Chumash Republic

Population: 150,000

Government: Constitutional Republic

Santa Cruz

Population: 145,000

Government: Anarchical Republic

Info: Allows slavery! Avoid this "nation" at all costs.


Population: 20,000?

Government: An alliance of armed groups united by their desire to raid the Chumash settlements

Info: Mainly live in the hills of Ventura County despite the designation of Ventura city as the "capital"

Kingdom of San Joaquin

Population: 475,000

Government: Near-Absolute Monarchy

Info: Controls most of the Southern San Joaquin Valley between the ruins of Fresno and Bakersfield

Rumored and Small Communities


A very small community of 10,000 in Napa has been found by California.

Slab City

Slab City is a tiny republic located in the southeastern corner of California, based on a old trailer park, and has a population of around 950.

Other Nations in California

Sierra Nevada

Population: 400,000

Government: Republic

Info: Former Nevada State government, controls some territory once in California near Lake Tahoe.