United States of America
USA are one of the few remaining democratic superpowers and a cornerstone of Alliance for the Preservation of Democracy, forever in war with surrounding it splinter states sharing its own cultural and political heritage, while simultaneously being at the forefront of every Solar Federation incursion into Outer Colonies, making it develop a surprisingly high level of militarization. While not being blameless and having its own fair share of internal problems, war criminals and aggresive politics, it is one of the most significant forces of 'good' – at least in its own meaning - remaining in the Galaxy.
United States of America was founded during the Frontier Rebellion (and early Unification Wars) by a significant group of Commonwealth Navy deserters, rebel corsairs and politicians of all political platforms in the Sector 11, one of star sectors colonized mainly by refugees and emigrants from Northern America. Their dream was a resurgence of United States of America – country long dead, killed in the aftermath of Fourth World War – in all of its glory. A new state, with all the goods of the original USA, but without its flaws that ultimately caused its downfall. A new country built under the banner of freedom. They took as much as they could from first United States, trying to reignite the sentiments for the great past of american people. For this reason were now only the names of themselves (New Founding Fathers) but also the officialy signed Declaration of Independence (written on paper, with long lists of signatures on it), making their secession from Terran Federation and official move. They also written – while simultaneously waging war against a variety of threats and attempting to spread their new United States throughout Sector 11 – a brand new Constitution, heavily influenced by the old one, based on the same conservative-liberal principles (or at least New Founding Fathers interpretation of them) with all the necessary modernizations. United States of today are a federation of several hundred semi-autonomous 'states', led by a president elected via indirect votes with electors from the member states as the medium. The system of two parties wasn't implemented, with a variety of smaller political platforms forming an interesting addition to two main political platforms that 'follow' footsteps of 'their great predecessor'. All of them are relatively stable and long-term in existence, with no new parties rising for last 200 years and political activity closed within these parties. There also exists a Congress, formed by members of all existing parties plus independent candidates that won local elections, whose main job is limiting the danger the president might pose to democracy of United States. Unfortunately, the everpresent danger posed by American Commune, Confederated States of America, American Unity, People's Republic of America and American Empire – who, thankfully, also wage wars against each other – and the need to defend their territory (and prosecute their eternal war of liberation) in to sectors simultaneously to led to rather far militarization of USA society. Today the voting rights are achieved by serving for at least five years in army or fleet (with overwhelming majority of citizen actually going through it, which makes it not as much a limitation to the democracy as it seems to be) which grants the right to vote. Right to be elected is achieved by either serving for ten years, gaining medal for battlefield courage, reaching officer rank and so on. During years it caused quite a bit of scandals (with wealthy people buying their way into officer's rank to achieve right to be elected), on the other hand making most ambitious and intelligent people go through military course, giving the state the much needed warfare without the need to consider open conscription system.
USA has a singular public agenda that over the years become an essence of the state. Defending and spreading democracy throughout the Galaxy, firstly to the other american states in sectors 11 and 19 it is forced to fight a forever war against, secondly to all other 'abominable states' in the Human Space. Thus, United States of America can be safely summed up as democratic crusaders. Forever ready to prosecute their war of liberation against any country that they deem abominable. Their relentless pursue of this goal makes them one of the chief reason for the neverending 'Third Civil War' in the american-settled part of space – called 'American War' by most other countries, with only US believing it to be nothing more than a civil war against regimes temporarily occupying parts of American territory. While considered 'radical' by other NNAT members – which can be summed as 'extremist, but on our side' with all the hypocrisy involved – it is definitely a force of good, whose existence not only makes dangerous states like American Commune and Confederated States of America unable to expand, but also means a lot to a variety of third world democracies, permanently besieged by totalitarian and authoritarian regimes.
Demography and Population
In year 2710, the population of the United States of America reached 100 billion, surpassing pretty much every of its current opponents (in most cases at least several times). USA landscape is a mix - major urban landscapes (sometimes up to 50 million inhabitants in a singular urban complex) neighbour open plains with nothing but small villages inhabited by people for whom the terms 'survivalist' or 'neoprimitivists' would be an understatement.
The population is composed mostly of humans, however four different Variant colonies (cathumans, aquahumans, dwarfhumans and fairyhumans) were seized by the United States during its inception. It also maintains its own picture as a country that's rather welcoming to various refugees fleeing from genocidal regimes (plus some Solar Federation war prisoners that are... rehabilitated), which means that most of Variants can be encountered in the United States if one searches hard enough.
Humans and Variants
Humans are the baseline of the population, with little distinction being made according to their genetical or phenotypical differences. Caucasian race dominates, but four planets have population that's mostly african-american, two are primarily latino and one is primarily asian. Four Variant subspecies population exists in the Unity: the aquahumans (4%), cathumans (4%), dwarfhumans (6%) and fairyhumans (3%).
Transhumans and Aliens
United States of America are happily extending their hand to various refugees and immigrants... as long as they offer skills, are interested in attaining those skills, have some special inborn abilities... and are willing to put those little quirks into working for the greater good of society. This caused a number of transhumans and aliens to settle in the USA. This includes berserks, sidhe, insectoids and synths (from alien side) and transhumans of the Cybernetic, Virtual and Immortal Lines. However joint population of aliens and transhumans doesn't ammount to 4%.
Gender and Relationships
United States of America pretty similar to the entirety of the Alliance for the Preservation of Democracy. Slightly conservative in early 21st Century meaning, which means it's too progressive for actual conservatives, and too conservative for actual progressives. It offers a relatively wide array of freedoms, however it also doesn't hide the fact that they are ways of life that are better or worse from others.
United States of America is a country that wages constant wars against a number of numerically inferior (but equal when combined) enemies. It lacks comfort of being able to divide its population. Equality is considered a standard, everyone is elligible for military service, and with army accepting anyone, most dangerous lines of work aren't picky either. Of course, this doesn't mean that people aren't looked down upon for picking works that doesnt' seem to fit their gender, however.
Secular marriages exist and, in fact, rival the religious one in numbers. Homosexualism isn't considered a disease, but mentalsculpting treatment are available (just for pretty much every mental trait or sexual behaviour). Homosexual relationships are recognized, but seen as inferior to heterosexual. Secular marriages can include an unstandard number of people, however this is exceedingly rare due to public pressure.
Outlawed, in every form. And actively suppressed.
Forbidden save for alcohol and smoking (which, at this point, is harmless due to advances in the field of medicine. Actively suppressed. Alcohol abuse is also actively suppressed in a multitude of ways, including alcohol-dissolving implants in stomach that prevent humans from getting drunk for habitual offenders.
Small arms and automatic weapons ownership accepted. Anti-tank weaponry and combat vehicles on the community level (no private ownership, but the settlement might possess it and 'lend it' to its inhabitants, under its own responsibility).
US Navy remains a force to reckon with, composed of a vast ammounts of supercarriers around which a task forces of other capital ships and smaller units are assembled, making voidcraft a very important part of its combat tactics. While initially started as a sort of a fashion – with voidcraft and voidcraft carriers seen as descendants of aircraft and aircraft carriers of first US – with centuries long tedious process of improval helped with combat experience it changed into something different. Today US Navy's voidcraft are considered to be probably the most deadly units of this type in Human Space, with very few forces capable of winning against them while relatively equal in numbers in known part of the Galaxy. With well trained and extremely motivated pilots, high level of technological soffistication and tactics from hundreds of years available to officers, they are a deadly threat to anyone. The rest of US Navy is much more typical, with big number of battleships (mostly balanced between artillery and missile weaponry) and fast battleships. Technologically advanced, and constructed by well payed and well educated shipyard workers, they are also considered to be of above average quality.
Ground forces of United States of America can be divided into three groups. First is US Army, a regular and well armed forces, known for their extremely good cordination, relatively good air support and big number of mechanized infantry and tanks, that it can use to deadly efficiency especially in mobile maneuvers. Second is National Guard formed of great number of infantry divisions, armed nearly as well as regular forces but not as well trained and not a regular formation. They are civilians that undergo regular military trainings and are then called to arms when their planet is attacked or when US Army needs somebody to garrison a conquered part of enemy planet to be able to focus on liberating rest of it. Third is, well, majority of population. The right to possess weapon and train with using it was written into constitution by the New Founding Father at the very beginning of the United States of America. Many of them form a paramilitar organization, that tend to resist all invaders by means of guerilla warfare, forcing enemy to divide a notable part of their army to pacify the population. While generally considered a nuisance by the areas not attacked for long (with them sometimes resisting 'tyrannical' actions of government) they are much more supported by the public in contested ares, when they are a most welcome addon to the US Army and National Guard.
- 58% - Various sects and churches aligned with the Catholic Church.
- 11% - Various sects and churches aligned with the Old Catholic Church.
- 10% - Various types of agnosticism and deism.
- 9% - Various Unity in Diversity aligned cults and sects.
- 7% - Various Christian sect and churches not aligned with any of the two major traditions.
- 5% - Buddhists.
Agriculture & Industry
US economy remains one of its stronger trump cards, with their high number of very efficient companies and with competition forcing them to seek for more advanced means of production. It has however a downside of creating a sort of unwritten 'caste' of wealthy oligarchs, that are believed to influence politics from time to time, by some considered a permanent threat to the democracy. Thankfully, the oligarchs are only human (or variant/aliens), making them unable to form a cohesive group, with many internal movements tending to tear themselves apart in economic warfares. Although gossips of schemes and plots exist all the time, with anti-corporation presidents sometimes rising to power via such rhetoric. Which tends to lead to a period of bigger governmental intrusion into the economy, however never long enough to cause bigger disturbances.
In God We Trust
United States of AmericaCapital: Columbia Spire, Washington-III.
Official Languages: English (American version)
Religion: Catholic Church, 42% others.
Government: Democratic Republic
Faction: Alliance for the Preservation of Democracy
Membership: Standard/Great Power
Current ruler: President William Alexander
Population: ~100 000 000 000
Currency: American Dolar
- Political, Federation
- Alternative Names
- United States, US of A, United Space of America.
- Parent Organization
- Alliance for the Preservation of Democracy