The Federation of American Provinces is a Unicameral Federal Republic in North America with territories in Africa.
Bacon's Revolution (1676)
After refusing to give into the demands of Nathaniel Bacon to stop trade with the Native American tribes, governor William Berkeley would face rebellion from Nathaniel Bacon. William Berkeley attempted to escape into neighboring Maryland, but was caught by Bacon's troops and promptly executed. Soon slave uprisings within the Southern States of Georgia, the Carolinas, and Maryland also found themselves aligning themselves with Bacon's rebellion. By September of 1676, England is forced to drop out of the Second Anglo-Dutch war, signing the Treaty of Breda to begin focusing on the growing rebellion within the colonies. Spain, France, and the Netherlands eventually joined on the side of the revolution, and an official treaty of British surrender was signed on April 21st, 1677: officially creating the Federation of American Provinces with Nathaniel Bacon as it's first Executive Administrator.
Administration of Nathaniel Bacon (1677 - 1693)
Nathaniel Bacon became the presumptive leader after the revolution and was viewed as a war hero by many of the colonists. Bacon as administrator established the the role of the office and how it would function. Bacon believed that the Administrator should have unlimited terms, but one term would be a total of 2 years. Bacon also established that the Administrator should also be able to declare war as long as the people consent to it, Bacon also viewed the Congress of Delegations to be in charge of legislative activities while also being able to control domestic relations. The vague wording of the government structure would be a point of conflict up until 1773 when a proper Constitution would be passed, and that would continue to face altercations up until it's final revision passed on April 8th, 1996.
The 1773 Constitutional Convention
With the powers of the Executive Administrator and the role of the Congress of Delegates not well defined, representatives from the 15 provinces met up in the capital city of Baconville to discuss drafting a Constitution for the almost 100 year old Federation. The Constitution established executive power, the Executive Administrator gained an Inner Circle which deals with specific issues, including Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Secretary of Interprovincial Relations, Secretary of the Treasury, and Secretary of War. But the President appointing people to these positions would have to be approved by the Congress of Delegates. The Constitution also established a Supreme Court to check the power of both the Administrator and Congress while also enforcing the Constitution on individual court cases.
The Liberia Purchase + The Lewis and Clarke Exhibition (1803-1807)
For over 100 years, the fate of the African Americans present within the Federation remained contested with no resolution being passed. During Bacon's Revolution, Black Slaves worked with the lower class whites to overthrow the governors of the South and were rewarded with emancipation as a result. It wasn't until Administrator Thomas Jefferson purchased the Portuguese colony of Costa da Pimenta, renaming it to Liberia. The plan was to give blacks a homeland within the African continent. Due to lack of previous exploration of the region, Jefferson hired Merriweather Lewis and William Clark to explore the new west African territory. They were assisted by a local member of the Kpelle tribe named Ayewo as she assisted Lewis and Clarke on the exhibition. The exhibition was completed in it's entirety by 1807.
Skirmishes with Native American Tribes (1677-1843)
With Nathaniel Bacon despising Native Americans and making an effort to exterminate them, his death in 1692 ended this approach. After the death of Bacon, tensions remained high between White settlers on the coasts and the Native American tribes in the western portions of the country (known as the "Mississippi Badlands") During the administration of Andrew Jackson, he initiated the Trial of Tears which deported nearly all Natives within the Federation West of the Appalachian mountains onto the border with New France.
It wouldn't be until the Treaty of Savannah in 1843 which defined where the Native American Reservations would be located. Many reservations were in the western sector of Virginia, others being located in other Southern provinces such as Georgia and South Carolina. Native Americans would not gain citizenship until the passing of the Indian Citizenship Act of 1931 through the Congress of Delegates.
War of Appalachia (1826 - 1830)
With the former colony of New France gaining independence at the conclusion of the French Revolution, borders skirmishes and conflicts became more common between the two nations. Other issues such as where Native Tribes would be relocated and if the border began at the Appalachian mountains or at Talladega Forest. The American side believed that the border began at Talladega forest, with New France stating that the border began at the Appalachian mountains. This border dispute would result in tense relations between the two nations until April 6th, 1826 when a group of New French soldiers and American soldiers fired upon each other, Administrator Jackson and the Congress of Delegates declared war the next day. The war would last for 4 years and take casualties on both sides. Ultimately, the treaty of New Orleans would establish that while the U.S. has control over the Appalachian mountains, New France controls all territory west of the Appalachians. Both sides claimed victory in the conflict. Shortly after the war, relations began to improve once again with the Federation buying the Arcadia region for over 50 million in what would become known as the Arcadia Purchase.
Anglo Migration Westward (1810s - 1960s)
Beginning in the early 1800s, many of the predominantly Anglo populations of the Federation began moving westward into New France and made it as far as Mexico and Oregon. In response, both the governments of New France and Oregon passed legislation to limit mass migration from the Federation known as the Anglo Exclusion Acts which would stay in place as far in as the 1920s.
The Federation's geography is defined by it's position east of the Appalachian mountains. The Federation's coastline is filled with beaches, with the biggest ones being in Florida and New Jersey. Such geography has lead to tourism playing a big role in the economy of the Federation with the biggest tourists coming from New France, France, and Spain. The large economic hub of New York City also brings in many tourists each year. Other cities of major economic importance include Boston, Philadelphia, Richmond, Halifax, Trenton, and the capital city of Baconville.
List of ProvincesThe following is a list of all 19 Provinces present within the Federation including extra details about them. For more information on the provinces, see: List of Federation Provinces
|Bermuda||1.2 million||Hamilton||Bob Hugin|
|Florida||20 millon||Tallahassee||Marco Rubio|
|Georgia||10.7 million||Savannah||Jason Carter|
|Liberia||5.1 million||Monrovia||George Weah|
|Maryland||2 million||Annapolis||Christine Pelosi|
|Massachusetts||4.3 million||Cambridge||Andrea Dukakis|
|New Brunswick||760,203||Fredericton||Blaine Higgs|
|New Jersey||13.4 million||Camden||Phil Murphy|
|New Hampshire||3.7 million||Concord||Steve Shurtleft|
|New York||23.2 million||New Rochelle||Grace Meng|
|Nova Scotia||820,193||Halifax||Michael Savage|
|North Carolina||1.3 million||Raleigh||Richard Burr|
|Maine||1.6 million||Augusta||Angus King|
|Pennsylvania||12.6 million||Glenside||Rick Santorum|
|Rhode Island||810,203||Newport||Lincoln Chafee|
|South Carolina||1.2 million||Colunbia||Henry McMaster|
|Virginia||6.1 million||Richmond||Terry McAuliffe|
|Baconville, District of Columbia||430,102||Baconville||Brandon Todd|