First and foremost I would like to thank
for inspiring me to pursue this concept.
The basic concept is that if/when American begins to colonize other worlds, administering them requires a greater decentralization of the federal government on Earth, forming a Four Tier Republic:
2) Planetary (Commonwealth)
Thus we have the next fifteen flags of America's 27 Planet strong Republic, the Territories of the Outer Planets, i.e, planets more than 20 LY from Earth.
*Griffin is a planet very similar to Earth, and was first founed by a Franco-German Europeans. Most of the Americans living on it today origionaly came from the North West and New England
*Kimura was first founded by the Japanese as the majority of its landmasses are in a climate zone similar to that of the home islands. Most American settlers were from the West Coast.
*Meath was founded by Irish Europeans seeking to rebulid their pagan heritage. Most Americans shared the desire to experiment with Gaelic traditions and followed suit.
*Reth was founded by a group of Austrain-Euorpeans shortly after Griffin was established, but it has been defined as the homeworld of a group of "Confederate Americans." Home to some of the last of the Baptists from the Old South, Reth is the last place in the US where a month is dedicated to celebrate the history of the CSA.
*Kavelin was first founded by Russian Europeans in the hopes of perserving their dying culture, and it has since become a home for many Alaskans hoping to do the same.
*Archer was founded primarily as a farming colony because of its relatively smooth surface and temperate climate, and was largely colonized by Midwesterners.
*Minerva is best known for Roosevelt City, and was founded by some of the last Rooseveltian Liberals.
*Hansen was first founded by Danish-Europeans that were seperated from a larger exploration fleet. Its rich deposites of Tungston and "Rare-Earth Elements" have made it a largely manufacturing colony.
*Hsiao was first founded by some of the last Chinese Socialists with the dream of eventually bringing back the PRC. Most Americans living there today are Midwestern Marxists, hoping to also influence the US as a whole by example.
*Torres was founded by a joint US-European-S. American mission, and is home to New Texas and Gadsten.
*Xia, one of China's most distant colonies, has been known universally as a difficult world to eak out a living, hence each colonists claim to great courage.
*Rina was founed by Maylasia in the 2050s, and was their second colony world. It is also home to the US States of New Samoa, and Marina
*Ariel's sole American colony was founded by a group of Lakhota-Souix explorers seeking a place to potentially rebuild their culture. Its loyalty to the US as a whole has always been in question much like Reth.
*Baril: First founded by a group of Arabian explorers seeking a place to expand Zaidi-Shia teachings, it is ironically also home to the US State of New Jefferson, named for the first American President to go to war with a Muslim country.
*Nehru is India's outer most colony, and there has been a great cultural mixing between the American and Indian colonists who populate it, due to the somewhat patchwork spread of territory.The Inner ColoniesColonial MarsFuture Old Glory