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Empire's End: California by YNot1989 Empire's End: California by YNot1989
---Holy American Union---
Capitol: None, Union Senate seated in Sacramento
Language: Californian
Religion: American Evangelism (94%), Mormonism (5%) Atheist Kurzwellianism (1%)
Population: 7 million (364 LY)
Government: Elective Monarchy
*Presimpero: George V, King of Dorado
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2017: Peak Oil: President opens emergency petroleum reserves.

2020: US military finally runs out of fuel, making it logisiticaly impossible to maintain completely control of the continent. The US Navy positions nuclear vessels around the country to impose order.

2021: The President of the United States signs the Morgan Acts, dividing the administration of the country into four Military Governed zones: West, East, Mid-West, Mountain. Formal end of the United States of America as a single entity

2042: The new captain of the USS Enterprise CNV-80 swears allegiance to the Washington City States, effectively granting their independence. The defection also severely weakens the Military Government in the West, allowing for further independence movements to gain footing.

2099: Formal end to the Western United States after the Commonwealth of California declares independence. The Commonwealth is short-lived, and collapses into chaos soon after.

2112: Western Washington is formally divided between the Kingdom of Vancouver and the United Cities of Puget

2247: Queen Abila of Fresno leads the Great Purge, driving out most of the savages from the Valley, and the Jaredites back into the Great Basin. Queen Abila claims the Valley to be under her protection, expanding Fresno's borders, making it the most powerful state in California.

2256: The new Mormon Prophet in Twin Falls declares Joseph Smith to have been the new Son of God, brother to Jesus, effectively splitting Mormonism from Christianity.

2275: The Monson Deseret retakes most of Utah and Nevada.

2276: The Kingdom of Fresno and the Hoods of Sacramento and Barbara signed the Treaty of Fernando, uniting the three states as a single confederation, the American Union. Los Angeles remains a forsaken city. Left without a dependable water supply, lifespans remained shockingly short, and the population of Southern California, is unable to rise above a few hundred thousand.

2344: A child is born in Mobile as predicted by a Blind Cajun Seer. She is deemed the Second Coming of Christ.

2355: The Big One: Frisko is completely destroyed, local leaders work to rebuild the city.

2373: Word of the Second Christ reaches California, and while it was reviled and seen as a perfect example of how far the American continent had fallen by most religious leaders, one group of Catholic priests see it as a sign of salvation after having not heard from the Vatican for over two hundred years. They send their most respected missionaries and religious scholars to meet the Second Christ in Dallas where she had come to spread her words of hope.

2378: Only one of the Los Angeles Missionaries returns and relays to the Head Priests news of miracles and what they believed to be proof of the divinity of the Second Christ. The first Disciples of the Second Christ on the West Coast begin in Los Angeles.

2379: Frisko's ports reopen, the city becomes the great trading hub of the West Coast.

2421: The Second Christ dies in the city of Denver, over 100,000 Angelinos make the pilgrimage to weep for their Savior; and the last Los Angeles Missionary returns with the most detailed written accounts of the life and last days of the Second Christ, which are eventually commissioned into the Third Testament by the Presimpero of the American Union, Guillermo I, compiled and edited by the Committee of Hespiria.

2425: The last living Disciple, Louis of Nuorleans, comes to Los Angeles to establish the new Church, as instructed by the Savior before her death. Upon his arrival he proclaims, "Let it be known that here in the City of Angels that a new Kingdom of God shall be founded, and from it we shall spread Her word across the world for all to hear!" Louis, being a Cajun, had an interpreter who did not know the Californian word for city and los were interchangeable, and that Louis was actually saying Los Angeles' name, referred to the city as, "The City of Angeles," and the name stuck.

2456: Pope Louis I establishes the Angelino Papacy, the American Union becomes the Holy American Union.

2475: Death of most of Frisko's banking leaders, leaving only one company in charge of the city's financial assets. Frisko becomes an Oligarchy shortly thereafter.

2480: Dynastic marriage between Willamette Kingdom and Dominion of Seattle forms the Cascadian Technarchy.

2503: The United States of the Church are formed around the American Evangelist Church.

2619: The Arbiter of Cascadia is forced to sign the Charter of the People. The Commonwealth of Cascadia is formed.

2712: End of the Third Mormon Campaign, Angeleno Knights return from Colorado with ancient holographic storage devices with knowledge left from before the Fall of the Ameircan Empire. Beginning of the Reawakening.
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:icongibblegarp:
How come during the period which the US was opening up it's last oil reserves, the Government didn't put effort into finding an alternative fuel source? 
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YNot1989 Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because you need oil to run the things to make alternative fuel sources self sustaining. The first few years you need something to power the things that build or pump or refine whatever that fuel source is, and oil is the only option in most cases.
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Divergent54 May 20, 2013  Student Photographer
Will the US ever be united and when?
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YNot1989 May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How long has Southern Europe been divided since the fall of Rome?
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:icondivergent54:
Divergent54 May 20, 2013  Student Photographer
Southern Europe is still divided now with many modern nations so I guess my answer would be 'never'? :-?
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Xanthoc Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You mentioned the "Mountain United States" before....I would like to see that one at some point, considering that they have access to Cheyenne Mountain and Denver.
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YNot1989 Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm considering a map of the US shortly after the Tetarchy of the United States was crafted, but not one that specific.
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:icontogusatravis:
With all these alternate routes in history. One of these stories are bound to come true. Though this one is a little scary.
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:iconwookiee173:
What has happened to Texas in the last 700 years?
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YNot1989 Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For a while they were one of the most powerful Empires on the continent; with their chief rival being the Kansas-Nebraskan Empire. They fought a war that lasted for close to a century over Oklahoma, but eventually Texas lost, and has since been fractured into no less than five kingdoms.
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