Alternative History
Republic of Wisconsin
Timeline: 1983: Doomsday
Flag Coat of Arms
Flag Coat of Arms
Location of Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin
Capital Madison
Largest city Madison
Language English
President Tommy Thomson
Vice President Jim Doyle
Area 5,292 mi²
Population Est. 100,000 
Independence 2001
Currency American Dollar

The Republic of Wisconsin is an American nation in the former US state of Wisconsin, established after the Republic of Superior intervened in the city of Madison in 2001. Established from a failed state in the capital Madison, it has emerged as a left-wing, strict-but-safe environment for refugees from all of Wisconsin. Corruption still dots the government, but a recent right-wing "peaceful revolution" has begun to change the political landscape.


Also see: History of Superior


Wisconsin was a manufacturing based economy, along with agriculture. The commercial industry was big business in the cities of Milwaukee and Madison. It was also considered to be the home of America's best cheese. Tourism had also been a fledgling industry, but all of this came to a screeching halt on Doomsday.


Compared to other states, Wisconsin was not hit as hard, receiving a legitimate chance at recovery. However, nuclear strikes would have a negative effect. Milwaukee was struck with a 1MT missile, as was Duluth, Minnesota, which destroyed the city of Superior across the river. Much of Wisconsin fell into anarchy, and Madison was no different.

Originally, the capital city of Madison managed to to hold onto the immediate areas of Iowa, Green, Sauk, and Greenlake-Columbia, Jefferson, and Rock counties, but when about 350,000 people began to become dependent on an agricultural area that produced enough food for 50,000 people, starvation and chaos ensued. One by one, the communications grid began to fall into disarray, entire areas would become barren of life, and those areas that did survive fell into barbaric conditions until eventually the State of Wisconsin controlled only Dane and Iowa counties. In these areas, martial law was declared, food rations were placed in effect, and able-bodied citizens were often forced into the vigorous task of producing food in a heavily damaged area.

Contact with Superior

In the coming years, the conditions within the area would soon deteriorate even faster, leaving a population of 90,000 by the end of the century. Civil war and gang riots also did little to help the area. Eventually, the Republic of Superior intervened, establishing peace in the area in weeks. This action was viewed as a laying the pavement for the "Republic of Wisconsin", which would essentially be a city-state composed of the capital city of the former state, Madison.


After several years, the growing republic began to see shortages of food and lack of space as a growing problem. This was mainly a result of a growing population of people who had come from other less stable areas. This led to the former county of Iowa coming under Wisconsinite control. Aside from a population boost, this annexation helped create a larger agricultural region, as well as a fledgling industrial market. The Wisconsin nation felt it was time to expand further. By 2012 it had reannexed its immediate post-Doomsday territory.

South-Eastern Wisconsin

In 2013, Superior led an expedition into Southeast Wisconsin to see if any form of organised society existed there. Their efforts initially seemed to be in vain, however later on nations based out of Kenosha and Fond du Lac were discovered. Talks were immediately started, and in 2014, the communities agreed to join Wisconsin and accept aid from Superior. Since then, the areas have thrived. The city of Kenosha, with aid from survivor states in the US, is rebuilding the nearby city of Racine, which was abandoned due to fallout concerns, but was later proven to be safe.


The economy of Wisconsin is primarily controlled by industry and cattle farming. It is also considered to be the "banking capital of the Mid-West" as many Superior banks relocated to Madison in recent years. The rebuilding of Racine and further expeditions into the remains of Milwaukee means that heavy industry has resumed, along with the production of Wisconsin’s famous beer. The Pabst Brewing Company was reopened in Kenosha in 2016, and the same year, the brewing of Miller beer began again in Madison. More major employers in the region include the revitalised Case Corporation(tractors), Harley-Davidson(motorcycles), Briggs & Stratton(gardening equipment) and Northwestern Mutual(insurance).


Wisconsin participates in the NAFL, the successor to the NFL, as the Wisconsin Badgers. Their home ground is Camp Randall Stadium.


Culturally, Wisconsin is very much like the rest of the surviving Midwest. However, it is home to the last historical society of old, the Wisconsin Historical Society, which houses thousands of films, vinyl records, and otherwise all pre-Doomsday American culture. Local historians and local CRUSA suppoorters hope to use this collection to help educate the younger generations on the world they lost.


Being a former state capital, Madison was home to a rather large detachment of the Wisconsin National Guard. The EMPs completely crippled the Air branch, but Superior helped restore several of the aircraft, also taking some for their own air force in the process. All local affairs are handled by the Madison state police.

Wisconsin also operates an emergency militia in case of acts of terrorism or raiding.

International Relations

Wisconsin has applied for membership in the United Communities, and has opened a dialogue with the North American Union, or more specifically the United States, regarding admission to the NAU, or possibly even statehood.