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United States of America
Timeline: Night of the Living Alternate History (Map Game)

OTL equivalent: United States of America
Flag Coat of Arms
Flag Coat of Arms
"In God we trust" (official)

"E pluribus unum" (Latin) (traditional)

("Out of many, one")

Anthem "The Star Spangled Banner"
Capital Washington
Largest city New York
Other cities Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Detroit, St. Louis, Baltimore
  others Spanish
Religion Protestant
Demonym American
Government Federal presidential constitutional republic
President Barack Obama
Area 3,794,101 sq mi
Population 210,000,000 
Established 1776
Currency Dollar

The United States is a large nation located in North America. Before the apocalypse the United States was considered one of the most powerful nations in the world, and had influence all across the globe. The United States is a federal republic first formed on 4 July 1776 following the signing of the Declaration of Independence, declaring independence from Great Britain. The current Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787. The United States first emerged as a superpower after the conclusion of World War II, becoming the first country with nuclear weapons. The United States is currently involved in a cold war against the USSR and her allies. The United States Southwest is where the Zombie Apocalypse first began.


Pre-Apocalypse Timeline

Before the beginning of the apocalypse the United States was a global superpower. On 1 October 1968 the movie, "Night of the Living Dead" was released in theaters in the United States. Three days later a private team of American scientists would task themselves with creation of a similar infection seen in the movie, possibly as a weapon to be used against the USSR. Later that year it is believed that one or more of these scientists would be identically exposed to the prototype virus. The first signs of infection began on 6 March 1969 when hundreds of citizens across the southwest began showing signs of a mysterious virus. The state of Arizona would declare a state of emergency nine days later.
On 30 March the Arizona state police received intelligence about the scientist team and were able to pinpoint the location of the lab. The case was elevated by the federal government who organized a crack down later that day. The remaining scientist group is arrested and contained within Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, infecting the local garrison. By 14 April all states in the southwest declared a state of emergency.
Several former US states would break away from the US officially, remaining loyal to US decisions, but otherwise acting as a sovereign state until the Zombie Apocalypse could be dealt with. On 20 August President Nixon would begin the Blockade Campaign, a large scale operation with the goal of pushing the Zombies back to the Mississippi. With the cooperation of several frontier nations on the front against the Zombie Horde, the United States would begin the campaign, pushing across central North America.


The United States would continue military involvement in the Midwest, ordering ground forces to establish checkpoints along the Mississippi River, and begin sieging the city of St. Louis. A temporary government controlled by the military is established in Nashville for the purpose of properly facilitating fleeing refugees heading east. The United States Occupied Midwest Territory, more commonly known as Mississippi is officially declared in 1970. Excluding the territories’ capitol, Nashville, a loosely patrolled no-man’s-land would emerge between the front along the Mississippi River and the US to the east. Rural and suburban areas in this wasteland begin to fall into disrepair, while urban centers become havens for gangs and looters who control their share of the abandoned former United States.


Faced with imminent starvation following the lack of agriculture maintained in the former Midwest, many citizens turn to crime to survive while fleeing east. Hundreds are killed from violence along route 64 and 59. In 1970 in an effort to combat the attrition the government establishes the United States Agricultural Delta in the former state of Arkansas and Mississippi. At first very few in their right mind accept the promises of the government to head back west. Some are literally shipped there along route 40 after failing to repay debts while others, unable or unwilling to flee east have no other choice. Many begin purchasing land and other equipment in Nashville which thrives from the new market. Another hub is established at the military outpost of Memphis, which is largely considered the final checkpoint before the infected zone. Sentries and basic patrols are established along the former highways from Washington to Nashville, to Memphis, and military aid to Louisiana and Texas is increased. The former city of Vicksburg, Mississippi also prospers from the farming, becoming the center of the southern Delta. Its markets and gambling centers make quick revenue from the traveling farmers.
Eventually the government in Nashville would begin branching out to protect farmers and traders heading to the Delta region. Many small farms were established, but constant raids from roaming bands of raiders make life on the frontier a nightmare in the early days of the Delta.
Supplies and reinforcements are able to reach St. Louis via the Delta highway, which is patrolled daily by the US army, aiding the development of farming communities to be established in the Delta, growing food to sustain the US campaign.

East Coast

The US currency became almost useless past Franklin except as tinder and in the many automated vending machines, in the early years of the apocalypse, leaving many to adapt a more primitive barter system. Despite the United States' best intentions to keep its people unified, many chose a life of looting and crime instead along the frontier, tasking many to govern themselves. US militia began patrolling the east, making sure that no criminals or infected enter the east coast, even if it means the deaths of innocent travelers. Communication and trade would continue between Franklin, the last civilized trading union before the infected zone, and some small nations in the northeast.


Following the initial Zombie outbreak the United States first made its stand at the Mississippi River. In the north near the former state of Illinois few defenses were created and the Zombie Horde soon surrounded the region of Greater Chicago. The Chicago territory, an American puppet state, was tasked with the enormous effort of creating a general defense, fast. The US army alongside the people of Chicago would defend the city during the Siege of Chicago, costing thousands of lives. After several months of vicious fighting the Americans were finally able to push the Zombie Horde out of the reaches of the city.

With cooperation from the Canadian government a northern defense is organized. Canadian forces would push the Zombies back past Winnipeg Lake to allow US forces time to reorganize and prepare for a renewed offensive into the heart of the Midwest. Chicago would become an important region for staging operations further west.

Chicagoan leader Bentram would later impose several laws that many considered a ‘tyrannical abolition of rights’ and an 'unconstitutional action’, leading thousands to take up arms against the Chicagoan government. Many soldiers would also abandon their posts and fortify Peoria, the capital of the rebellion. The army of Chicago was divided between the Nationalist faction, the Communist faction, the Democratic faction, the Fascist faction led by Benthram, and many others. The increased hostilities would lead to the United States intervening in Chicago.

In 1974 the United States positioned several regiments of soldiers in Chicago, from the Mississippi River, protecting US interests in the western defense. Aid was sent to the Democrats in Peoria and two battalions were send into Chicago, one down Route 55 and the other, Route 57. It was believed from US intelligence that the Democratic faction has gained control over the ruins of Springfield, birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, and building supplies were sent to aid in the reconstruction. Fascist raiders were spotted along the Indiana border, harassing small communities there. The 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team from Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana was sent west, destroying the enemy militia at Kankakee. Forces were sent from Milwaukee, pacifying northern Chicago. The area around the city was soon declared in US hands within a few weeks.

Special forces were sent into the city, alongside ground forces, securing the majority of the Fascist region. Bentram’s compound was assaulted, however before was able to be seized and put on trial for conspiracy and treason, he committed suicide. The conflict was declared officially over, the remaining armed rebels laid down their arms for a chance at the constitution's re-establishment. Elections were planned to take place in the next six months, allowing time for any remaining political factions in the nation to prepare a candidate. Chicago was put under occupation until then.

Standing Rock

After the liberation of North Dakota, the nation of Standing Rock was established around the survivor community Fort Yates. US forces would fortify Route 94 in the north, shipping refugees and supplies to Standing Rock. The area

The nation of Standing Rock would secure its rule over most of North Dakota, alongside their US allies. The leader of the former survivor community, Rolf Fitzgerald passed away from natural causes at the age of 73, in 1975, leaving a vacancy in the government. The government of Standing Rock would begin to consolidate power in the region. Forces were sent up the Missouri River, into Bismarck where the local population would join the new nation. Trade begins along the waterway, reaching as far as Lake Sakakawea, and as far south as Mobridge. The military would continue to destroy small isolated populations of Zombies in the Dakotas, paving the way for future reconstruction.

Government and Politics

The United States is a constitutional republic and representative democracy. The government is regulated by a series of checks and balances that are dictated by the US constitution.

Executive Branch

The executive branch of the US government is run by the president. Elections for president occur every four years. The current president is Barack Obama, who replaced Bill Clinton in the 2000 presidental elections. The President is the head of state and the head of government of the United States. The president also serves as the commander-in-chief of the United States Armed Forces.



In the early months of the Zombie Apocalypse US military forces found themselves unprepared for such an attack and fell back to major cities to aid in evacuation efforts. US ground forces would fall back east, guarding the refugees, followed closely by the Zombie Horde. By the end of 1969 the US strategy was firmly embedded in the idea of the Blockade Campaign. Over the next year, ground forces would retake the central United States and establish a front at the Mississippi River. This proved somewhat successful and the city of St. Louis was officially entered by US personnel in Autumn of 1970.

In the Autumn of 1970 a new strategy was organized by the leaders of the Mississippi territory. General Creighton Williams Abrams Jr. was appointed high commander of Mississippi and begins implementing a new Vietnam-style search-and-destroy campaign into the Midwest. Hundreds of areas shown to be of high Zombie concentration are targeted by napalm strikes and ground forces are tasked with investigating suspected human populations near the river.

In 1971 the United States, in cooperation with Canada and other North American nations, began the invasion of Saskatchewan, now commonly referred to as ‘Operation: Arctic Storm’ to push into the Canadian infected zone. Two administrative districts were established in the Zombie-occupied zone to organize the invasion. ‘District One’, is established as the area from Reindeer Lake to the Canadian border, while ‘District Two’ is established from St. Louis to the Canadian border in the north. 


  • Army: 3.25
  • Navy: 2.5
  • Industry: 2
  • Stability: 50


  • Naval Vessels:
    • Battleships -14
      • Iowa-Class - 5
        • 9 × 16-inch/50 cal. Mark 7 guns
        • 20 × 5-inch/38 cal. Mark 12 guns
        • Belt: 12.1 in (310 mm)
        • Bulkheads: 11.3 in (290 mm)
        • Barbettes: 11.6 to 17.3 in (295 to 439 mm)
        • Turrets: 19.7 in (500 mm)
        • Decks: 7.5 in (190 mm)
      • South Dakota-Class - 4
        • 9 x 16"/45 caliber Mark 6 guns (3x3)
        • 20 x 5-inch (127 mm)/38-caliber DP (10x2) (South Dakota 16 {8 x 2})
        • Belt: 12.2"
        • Bulkheads: 11."
        • Barbettes: 11.3"-17.3"
        • Turrets: 18"
        • Conning Tower: 16"
        • Deck: 6.1"-5.8"
      • Maryland-Class- 5
        • Armor: 18in Composite Armor
        • 6x16in Guns
        • 12x 5in Guns
        • 8x COIL Anti Air Lasers
        • 14x .50 Cal Mounted Machine Guns
        • 8x Guided Ballistic Missile Launchers with 250 Missiles.
        • 20x20mm Anti Air Guns
        • 8x SAM Platforms
        • 18x533mm Anti-Submarine Torpedo Tubes
    • Aircraft Carriers - 48
      • Essex Class
        • USS Essex
        • USS Yorktown
        • USS Intrepid
        • USS Hornet
        • USS Lexington
        • USS Bunker Hill
        • USS Wasp
        • USS Benington
        • USS Bon Hommie Richard
      • Long hull Essex
        • USS Ticonderoga
        • USS Randolf
        • USS Hancock
        • USS Boxer
        • USS Leyte
        • USS Kearsarge
        • USS Oriskany
        • USS Antietam
        • USS Princeton
        • USS Shangri-la
        • USS Lake Champlain
        • USS Valley Forge
        • USS Philippines Sea
      • Independence Class
        • USS Monterey
        • USS San Jacinto
      • Midway Class
        • USS Midway
        • USS Franklin D. Roosevelt
        • USS Coral Sea
      • Saipan Class
        • USS Arlington (Saipan)
        • USS Wright
      • Forrestal Class
        • USS Forrestal
        • USS Saratoga Sold to Germany
        • USS Ranger Sold to Turkey
        • USS Independence
      • Kitty Hawk Class
        • USS Kitty Hawk
        • USS Constellation
        • USS America
      • Enterprise Class
        • USS Enterprise
      • Kennedy Class
        • USS John F. Kennedy
      • Nimitz Class
        • USS Nimitz
        • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower 
        • USS Carl Vinson 
        • USS Richard M. Nixon 
        • USS Theodore Roosevelt
        • USS Abraham Lincoln
        • USS George Washington
        • USS John C. Stennis
        • USS Harry S. Truman
        • USS Oscar C. Badger
        • USS Frank Jack Fletcher
        • USS George Dewey
    • Destroyers
      • Arleigh Burke-class - 250 (125 in storage)
    • Cruisers - 60
    • Submarines
      • Gato-class - 57 Retired
      • Balao-class - 117 Retired
      • Tench-class - 29 Retired
      • Barracuda class - 3 Retired
      • Tang-class - 6 Retired
      • George Washington - 5
      • Unique:
        • USS Nautilus
        • USS Seawolf
      • Ethan Allen-class - 5
      • Lafayette-class - 9
      • James Madison-class - 10
      • Benjamin Franklin-class - 10
      • Los Angeles-class - 20
      • Seawolf-class - 388 (288 in storage)
    • Amphibious Assault Ship
      • America-class - 1
        • USS America
      • Tarawa-class - 5
        • USS Tarawa
        • USS Saipan
        • USS Belleau Wood
        • USS Nassau
        • USS Peleliu
      • Wasp-class
        • USS Wasp
        • USS Essex Sold to Russian Federation
        • USS Kearsarge
        • USS Boxer Sold to Russian Federation
        • USS Bataan
        • USS Bonhomme Richard
        • USS Iwo Jima
        • USS Makin Island

  • Armored Vehicles (Tanks):
    • M60 Patton Tank - 7,500
    • M60A2 Patton "Starship" - 2,000
    • M551 Sheridan - 3,000
    • M103 - 350
    • M48 Patton - 12,000
  • Armored Vehicles (APCs):
    • M113 APC (Multiple Variants) - 30,000
    • M75 APC - 1,700
    • AAVP7A1 RAM/RS Amphibious APC - 3,000
    • Cadillac Gage Commando (Multiple Variants) -  5,100
  • Artillery:
    • M109 Paladin - 1,500
    • M110 Howitzer - 4,500
    • MLRS - 3,000
  • Anti-Air:
    • M42 Duster - 6,000
    • M163 VADS - 4,000
    • M247 Sergeant York - 1,500
  • Helicopters:
    • MH-6/AH-6 Little Bird - 1,500
    • CH-47 Chinook - 500
    • UH-60 Blackhawk - 1,000
    • OH-58 Kiowa - 1,500
    • UH-1 Huey - 10,000
    • AH-1 SuperCobra - 1,000
    • AH-1 Cobra - 1,000
    • AH-64 Apache - 300
    • UH-1N TwinHuey - 5,000
    • MH-53 Pave Low - 70
    • CH-53E SuperStallion - 200


  • Creighton Williams Abrams Jr.
    • Notes:
      • Commander of the Mississippi Territory
      • Former commander of Vietnam operations (1968–1969)
    • Statistics:
    • Awards:
      • US-DSC-RIBBON.pngDistinguished Service Cross (2)
      • Defense Distinguished Service ribbon.svg Defense Distinguished Service Medal (2)
      • Distinguished Service Medal ribbon.svgArmy Distinguished Service Medal (4)
      • 450px-Silver Star ribbon-3d.svg.pngSilver Star (2)
      • Legion of Merit ribbon.svgLegion of Merit (2)
      • Bronze Star ribbon.svgBronze Star Medal

  • William Childs Westmoreland
    • Notes:
      • Led invasion of London
      • Former commander of Vietnam operations (1964 - 1968)
      • Chief of Staff of the United States Army
    • Statistics:
    • Awards:
      • Distinguished Service Medal ribbon.svg Distinguished Service Medal (3)
      • Legion of Merit ribbon.svg Legion of Merit (3)
      • Bronze Star ribbon.svg Bronze Star (2)
      • 106px-Air Medal ribbon.svg.png Air Medal (10)


The United States has been a member of the ISAF since its founding in 1978. The United States would play a major role in the growth of the organization, becoming on of the first nations to join the alliance and establish representatives. The United States' current General Assembly Representative is James W. Spain, while the current ISC Representative is Frederick C. Weyand.


Annapolis Conference

The United States organized and hosted a peace conference in the city of Annapolis, Maryland. The conference helped establish rules for the global anti-Zombie effort, as well as solidify existing cold war treaties. 

Chicagoan Summit

In 1972 the United States attended the Chicagoan Summit, a conference to discuss the continued anti-Zombie strategy in North America. The conference was attended by many of the regional powers of North America, including Chicago, Canada and Halifax. 

Foreign Relations


  • Puppets/Vassals:
    • Appalachian Federal Republic
    • Canada
    • Hawaii
    • Sealand
    • The rest of the Channel League
    • Liberia
  • Good Condition:
    • United Kingdom
    • Florida
    • Conch Republic
    • Mexico
    • California
    • Texas
    • Northwest Federation
    • France
    • Germany
    • Malta
    • Italy
    • Venice
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Turkey
    • Israel
    • The Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand:
    • United Republic
    • Netherlands
    • Republic of China
    • Confederation of the Baltics
    • Japan
    • Poland
    • Belarus
    • Chan Santa Cruz


  • Wu


  • Not Trusted/Hated:
  • At War with:



The United States hosted and participated in the 1982 FIFA World Cup. The United States has since remained one of the most predominant nations participating in the FIFA World Cup games.