American Warlords Map (After the Second American Civil War)
By - Apprehensive-Bat4362
I'm always curious with these kinds of maps, but how would this division effect neighbouring areas like Mexico, Canada, Alaska and Hawaii? Does the rest of North America exist as normal or are they similarly divided?
Canada is still intact, but currently fighting Quebec secessionists, socialist revolutionaries near their shared border with the Great Lakes Syndicates and aiding the Alaskans in their guerilla war against Russia. Hawaii becomes an independent nation protected by much of what used to be the US's pacific fleet. Mexico is fighting a civil war against cartels.
Canadian here, can confirm, those Quebecer's always wanting to run away! Also, Mexico is always in that state aren't they? :p
Please excuse the fact that I used [mapchart.net](https://mapchart.net) for this. This is a worldbuilding exercise and I don't have the stuff to make fancy maps yet. This is a map of 2065 America balkanized between warlords after a Second American Civil War caused by decades of climate change, racial strife, and political division. Mass migration from equatorial climate change-stricken countries increased nativism in the US, and as a result of this racism, minorities tended to avoid assimilation more and more. Climate change dramatically reduced the quality of life in the US, creating droughts where states would fight over water resources that sometimes ended in blood, and a second dust bowl affected the agriculture areas of the country. All of these radicalized Americans to the point where domestic terrorist attacks were commonplace. The war officially started when DC was struck by a crude nuclear bomb and martial law was declared across the country, which resulted in a coup of the designated survivor by the military. Please ask me anything about the lore and feel free to add criticism to it. I will be improving upon this with your help. Thank you!
Hey! Can you explain a *bit* more about the background of this setting to meet our [context](https://www.reddit.com/r/worldbuilding/wiki/rules#wiki_2._all_posts_should_include_original.2C_worldbuilding-related_context.) requirements?
Is it ok if i explain through my replies to the questions, or no?
Generally speaking, we ask that all context be a *top-level* comment, so not in response to another user's comment or question.
Ok, working on it
Thank you very much!
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PIRATE REPUBLIC RISE UP!
Glad you noticed! Did you get to see the motorcycle gang empire as well?
Yes. Quite a few interesting empire/petty kingdom names. I'd be interested in learning some of the more.
Also, question. How does an empire named after and based in the Outer Banks have territory so far inland?
Quite honestly, I needed to fill it up, but for lore reasons... The Pirate Republic is made of some of the former US Atlantic fleet based from Norfolk that went their own way because they disagreed with the military coup after a nuclear attack on DC. After the 2nd civil war, the country was in shambles and so they resorted to piracy in the ocean and looting and banditry on land to survive.
So they took control of the major port cities and essentially strong armed the inland counties to pay them fealty. Interesting, I can see that happening.
And do they use the various rivers in the region- the Cape Fear, Neuss, Tar, Roanoke, etc.- as trade routes/raiding paths similar to how Vikings raided river settlements?
Yes, I forgot to mention that.
As a Texan I have concerns
lol, it was too big for a warlord state, if it's any consolation, California got it worse.
California hates itself almost as much as we hate California. Texas is either going to be United or a wasteland separated by geographic areas and 4 completely destroyed cities.
I could see that these warlord states are each claiming to be the "true" Texas and currently undergoing a unification war.
THAT I BELIEVE. I swear it by the yellow rose that Houston will look like God put out a cigar on that city. San Antonio will be cut off of its water thieving practices and left to dry up with no aquifers or reservoirs. Dallas will crumble as destroying a single bridge will cause it's infrastructure to collapse like a tower of dominos, and Austin.... We only have to purge the Californians out. The true Texas will rise from the ashes riding high on horse back and occasionally setting fire to Louisiana for no damn reason.
If you have anything else to ask or add, feel free! I would like to flesh out Texas more, it would be great to get info from a Texan!
Curious to know how the State of Superior got all the way out to Montana(?)
Conquest for oil and wheat. Pretty easy for them considering that most of the great plains were depopulated due to the second dust bowl.
What's the border look like, both politically and economically, between the Free State of Shasta and Cascadia? There's already a lot of political tension here, so I wouldn't be surprised if it became uninhabitable and war-torn.
In terms of borders, there isn't really a border despite what's shown in political maps. It's a slow shift from one to another, but the same can be said for most of the warlord states except for ones like New England and Silicon Bay. There are some skirmishes between anarchist and libertarian militias over territory and water.
What would be the best and worst places to live, in terms of personal freedoms and of living standards? I would assume that this map ranges from places that would be about as decent to live in, if decidedly poorer, than Canada would be, while other places are humanitarian disasters.
New England is by far the best place to live considering living standards and personal freedoms as it wasn't affected much by the civil war. The second would be Silicon Bay, but there's not much personal freedom there because they've outlawed absolute freedom of speech, the right to bear arms and there's surveillance pretty much everywhere, but living standards are high because the corporations have rebuilt the area and they protect it with their mercenary armies.
The second worst places among the warlord states are probably Dixie and New Afrika which both have racial segregation policies in place and the war between them is causing the further decline of their living standards. However, the most nightmarish place to be is the Amerikan Reich by a long shot. The Amerikan Reich conquers and subjugates through the use of chemical weapons. There is a systemic killing of anyone not "pure" enough for them or they are sent for forced labor in their concentration camps. In the inner circle of those who lead the Amerikan Reich is a secret plan so extreme, that they do not dare even let their most dedicated followers know. They plan to capture the nuclear silos in Montana, which are guarded to this day by remnant forces of the US military, and launch them in hopes of starting a nuclear war.
As a resident of the Front Range Federation, what prevented me from instead being a part of the Ogalala Commonwealth or the Holy State of Deseret?
The Front Range Federation has a high population (considering the Mountain West) of socially liberal people and non-Mormans, and geography which makes logistics a pain in the butt, the Holy State of Deseret really has no interest in absorbing them. The Ogallala Commonwealth, fiscally liberal, is not too keen on starting unnecessary wars, especially with a socially liberal nation with a much higher population than them. It is in both nation's interest not to start a war with each other simply because of trade, the Front Range's industry, and Commonwealth's agriculture. They need each other.
Besides cultural boundaries, what segregates New England Republic from the Adirondack Coalition or the Mid Atlantic League.
To that, though New England has a shared culture, there is also a distinct separation between states: Rhode Island is *not* Massachusetts, Mass is *not* New Hampshire, etc. How had one unified such a diverse and nationalistic area?
The Mid-Atlantic League's government is much more centralized compared to the New England government.
New England is a confederation of sorts. Each state is like a mini country; however, they have open borders and free trade with each other, a common currency, a single military that answers to Boston (the capital of New England), and decisions regarding the whole nation must be approved unanimously in Boston, while local-level governance is done by direct democratic town halls. Each state is free to secede, but doing so would be... well, dumb as they would risk losing access to the wider market and are now left to fend for themselves. Secession is only used as a threat to get their way which Massachusetts uses a lot because they can split the nation geographically, but no one seriously considers it. Each of New England's states is unique, but they band together for their survival.
The Adirondack Coalition was established by fiscal conservatives who didn't wish to be a part of the Mid-Atlantic League or New England.