Alternative History
Commonwealth of Virginia
— State of United States of America
Timeline: The Era of Relative Peace

OTL equivalent: Commonwealth of Virginia
Flag of Commonwealth of Virginia Seal of Commonwealth of Virginia
Flag Seal
Location of Commonwealth of Virginia
Location of Virginia within the United States.

Sic semper tyrannis (Latin) (English)
("Thus Always to Tyrants")

Capital Richmond
Largest city Virginia Beach
Other cities Arlington, Norfolk, Reston, Williamsburg
Language English
Demonym Virginian
Legislature General Assembly
Area 110,785.67 km²
Admission June 25, 1788
Abbreviations VA

Virginia (officially called the Commonwealth of Virginia) is one of the states of the United States of America, located on the East Coast near the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. (also called the District of Columbia). The Pentagon, the seat of the U.S. Department of Defense, is located in the city of Arlington.


See also: History of Virginia

World War III

During the Third World War in the Battle of the Atlantic, Soviet submarines attacked Naval Base Norfolk which was the headquarters of United States Fleet Forces Command. Several ships were lost. Nonetheless, U.S. naval forces backed by the U.S. Air Force and the Virginia Air National Guard counterattacked and promptly sunk the harassing forces. One of the reasons it was attacked is because the base was also one of the staging areas for REFORGER convoys to Europe.

During the Soviet invasion of Alaska and Washington State, President George H.W. Bush was airlifted to Mount Weather, an emergency command post located in Bluemont near the Clarke-Loudoun Counties in the northwest of the state.

The 21st Century

During the September 11th Attacks, the CIA headquarters in Langley was targeted by the World Revolution Army, a communist terrorist organization that rose from the ashes of the once mighty Soviet Union. Notably, the Pentagon in Arlington was also targeted by the WRA but was intercepted on time by Arlington Police and the Virginia National Guard.