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Confederation of American States

CAS

CAS

Capital Atlanta
Government Representative Democracy
Leaders President of the CAS:Cheryl Cundiff
Population 105,867,000
Land Area ?
GDP (Total) 2.7 trillion
(per capita) ?
Currency 3 CAS Dollar (C$) = 1 Nuyen (¥)

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The Confederation of American States, abbreviated as the CAS, and sometimes referred to as the Confederated American States, is a republic in eastern North America, stretching from the Atlantic in the east to the beginning of the Sierra Madre. It shares land borders with UCAS, Pueblo, Aztlan, and South Florida.

The country has 13 states, which have a level of local autonomy according to the system of federalism. A CAS citizen may be referred to simply as an American, a Confederationist, or a CASer. Calling a CAS citizen a “Confederate” (referring back to the moniker used in the American Civil War) is often considered an insult (albeit an unintended one).

History

After the merger of the United States and Canada into the UCAS in 2030, delegates from the southern states of the US/UCAS met in 2032 in Atlanta at the Secession Convention to discuss. On 10 November 2034, Alabama, Arkansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia seceded from the UCAS and formed the Confederation of American States. The Treaty of Richmond signed by UCAS and CAS splits the state of Missouri, Virginia and the UCAS Sector of Denver in two, and merged northern counties of Oklahoma with Kansas.

In 2035, Aztlan invaded Texas. Texas seceded from the CAS after its government refused to send troops to retake lost territories. Texas returned in 2036 after failing to reconquer those territories.

Politics

Institutions

Each state elects three senators to the CAS Senate, and one representative per 15,000 inhabitants to the CAS House of Representatives. For the Presidential Election, each state elects to the Electoral College a number of electors equal to the sum of their senators and representatives seats. In turn the Electoral College elects the President of the CAS for four years. Presidents can serve a maximum of two terms, senators a maximum of four.

In general, the CAS government gives most authority to the individual states, with the Confederate institutions being largely administrative, possessing little local authority. There are a few exceptions, described below.

ERLA

The Extraterritorial Registry and Liaison Agency is responsible for administering all relations with extraterritorial entities (e.g. megacorps) within the CAS. In theory, they are tasked with inspecting and monitoring extraterritorial properties to ensure that they are complying with the terms of their territory leases and relevant CAS law. In practice the system of inspections is widely believed to be broken as ERLA is required to notify corporations well in advance of any inspections, except for cases of “extreme concern”. This has resulted in ERLA recruiting significant shadow talent to provide justification for short-notice inspections.

DDI

The Department of Domestic Investigations is responsible for inter-state crime in the CAS. They are organized into forces that focus on specific types of crime (Violent, Corporate, Sex, Vice, etc.), and provide assistance to local police forces – whether they ask for it or not. The largest forces are the Counter-Intelligence Force (CIF) and the Counter-Terrorism Force (CTF) that are responsible for disrupting foreign and corporate operations in the CAS. The CTF is notorious in the shadow community for their brutality when going after terrorist suspects.

DSI

The Department of Strategic Intelligence is the CAS’ intelligence agency. Their primary focus is, unsurprisingly, Aztlan, and most of their efforts are focused on operations in Aztlan – though it is rumored that they go out of their way to disrupt Aztechnology commercial projects as a matter of policy. While they are technically responsible only for operations outside the CAS, the line gets kind of blurry with Aztechnology & Aztlan, leading to legendary turf wars between DDI, ERLA, and DSI.

DEP

The Department of Environmental Protection is responsible for controlling and reducing pollution levels. They work closely with ERLA to enforce environmental regulations as much as possible on the megacorporations – at least in theory. The “Deeps” are generally considered to be the most corrupt branch of the Confederate government. The only good thing that is said about them is that, at least, the bribes are expensive.

Political Parties

The four major political forces in the CAS are:

In 2024, members of the US Democratic Party walked out of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and formed the Southern Democratic Party. In 2034, members of the UCAS Republican Party joined the Southern Democratic Party to organize the Secession Convention.

The Southern Democrats had control of the CAS Senate from 2034 to 2040. The Southern Conservative Party broke away from the CAS Republican Party in 2038. The Democratic Reform Party split from the Southern Democratic Party in 2040, weakening it enough to allow the Southern Conservatives to take control of the Senate until 2060. In 2060, the Republican Party and the Democratic Reform Party, two minority parties by then, united within the True American Coalition, winning the Presidential election of 2060 and capturing the senate.

Foreign Relations
Military

The CAS military is overseen by the Bureau of Defense.

The ground forces are the largest military force in North America:

In general, CAS military technology lags behind UCAS, Aztlan, and Pueblo, with magical capabilities roughly equal to those of the UCAS.

The CAS Navy is primarily focused in the Gulf of Mexico and Aztlan, with a relatively small surface fleet, but arguably the most powerful submarine service on Earth.

Geography

List of the States of the Confederation
Alabama Florida Mississippi Tennessee
Arkansas Georgia South Missouri Texas
North Carolina Louisiana Oklahoma Virginia
South Carolina
Major CAS Cities
Atlanta New Orleans Dallas Fort Worth Lubbock
Jacksonville Birmingham Oklahoma City Mobile
Tampa Memphis Tulsa Richmond
St Petersburg Nashville Raleigh Durham Greensboro
Norfolk Little Rock Winston-Salem Orlando
Charlotte Houston Amarillo

Economy

Corporate Presence

References

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