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The Washingtonian Empire by YNot1989 The Washingtonian Empire by YNot1989
---United States of America---
Capitol: Alexandria, Virginia
Religion: Southern Baptism (33%) American Evangelism (55%), Atheist Kurzwellianism (12%)
Language: Virginian, Vulgar American
Population: 5.21 Million (368 LY)
Government: Autocracy
*President: Zachary Adams IX
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Since the fall of the United States of America, the American Continent has splintered into dozens of new Kingdoms, Empires, Hoods, States, Deserets, Commonwealths and Sheriffdoms; however on the Eastern Seaboard, based around the Potomac, lies the last remnant of the United States of America. Since its establishment by President Theodore Bryan III after the loss of the Middle United States in the 22nd Century, the Washingtonian Empire has progressively fought an endless string of wars all in the effort to try and reassert itself as a major power in the former United States. At its greatest Extent in the 25th Century, the Washingtonians controlled most of the Territory East of the Mississippi, and even had conquered territory in Mexico and South America. However, after countless insurrections, the Empire has since shrunk to a shell of its former self, based in Alexandria and controlling barely beyond the immediate area of the Potomac, with its furthest extent lying in South Jersey.
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Fricorith Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Would I be correct in getting a hunch that the Washingtonian Empire somewhat fills the role of an American Byzantium sort of like how the Holy American Union seems to fill the role of the Holy Roman Empire?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spot on .
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RizBrony Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
What are their tech level ? Is it 22nd tech  ?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Try 14th Century for most people, with 1970s computers for the very rich and 18th century military hardware.
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AacornSoup Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
18th century military hardware? In a country where future archaeological excavations would routinely dig up ancient weapons like the G3 and the M14? In a country where many doomsday preppers' bunkers, and many gun owners' cellars, contain stockpiles of .308 Winchester, .45ACP, 5.56mm NATO, and/or 7.62x39mm? In a country where it would be almost inevitable to find printed-out schematics of "how to make a [insert good firearm like the AKM or G3 here] in your own workshop" in some private or public library where large populations of gun owners were known? In a country where the gun factories of Springfield Armory, Colt, Smith & Wesson, FN Herstal, Heckler & Koch, and many other manufacturers would be still standing, even having machinery that could be recommissioned with but a few repairs, after about a century of being left abandoned and untouched by human hands (assuming there is no large-scale bombing of those factories)? And, most of all, in a country where one could reverse-engineer the weapons of war in museum exhibits in order to supply the armies with Cold-War-era weapons that would be competitive with today's?

1970s computers, in a country where an amateur archaeologist with some competence with electronics and a computer programming anthropologist could rebuild and/or reverse-engineer the hardware and software on an old Windows XP?

14th century lifestyle? In a country where daily life in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries is well-known thanks to museums, historical archives, libraries, and living history societies? In a country where many garden-shed tools could be reverse engineered by archaeologists and/or anthropologists? And, most of all, in a region of the country LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED MILES FROM THE HEART OF PENNSYLVANIA'S AMISH COUNTRY???

I don't mean to be harsh, but it's often a good idea to check the existing infrastructure base.
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
18th century... sortof. They don't have aircraft, GPS, guided weapons (really anything with computers) or light vehicles, but they do have automatic weapons, giant land leviathans, and shit like that. But I don't  think you really appreciate how much you need gasoline and oil to make and operate most of our modern conveniences, or that computer hardware has a VERY short shelf-life (ever try to fire up an old Mac from the 90s?)
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AacornSoup Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016
18th Century was the 1700s- the time of flintlock muskets.

19th century was when armies transitioned from flintlocks, to percussion-cap rifled muskets, to black powder repeating rifles, to smokeless-powder bolt-action rifles and primitive automatic weapons.

The period of 1870 to 1920 was the time of "Whatever happens, we have got... the Maxim gun, and they do not."

So is it 18th century or 19th century?

BTW, are those "leviathans" genetically engineered frankenbeasts, de-extincted Dinosaurs, modern day African or Asian Elephants, or something else?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eh, probably 19th. The leviathans are steamdriven super tanks. Think steampunk P1000 Ratte daily-steampunk.com/steampunk-…

or KV V1 Behemoth. cdn-frm-eu.wargaming.net/wot/e…
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RizBrony Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
What cause the tech level to be not future ? 
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because its a fall of the American Empire/Western Civilization scenario.
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AngelBlue01 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Beautiful flag
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks
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Alloclaw Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Anything like lions, tigers, or cheetahs?

So deer are still plentiful?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, and yes.
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Alloclaw Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
So what animals are still around in America?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most of them. Though a number of creatures from zoos broke out and eventually adapted to their new surroudings. Burmese Pythons are pretty common in the Everglades now.
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Alloclaw Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
So the US is pretty much full of Creationists still?

And what is the environment like? Is it mostly destroyed or is it still standing?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Climate change tapered off, but the planet was noticeably hotter for about 5 hundred years, it has since normalized
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GigoXXIII Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Is europe as fragmented and messed up as north america in this setting ?, whos dominant and so fourth
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Europe actually survived ok for a few centuries, mostly thanks to the French and their nuke power plants, which let them control half the continent before the Muslims in the South rose up. Presently its divided up between a Muslim Iberia that controls southern France and Sicily; a Secular Scandinavian Empire, an Orthodox Russian confederation that spans from the Urals to Romania; and a number of small Muslim states in the Balkans.
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GigoXXIII Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Is the orthodox confederation in Russia realativly pleasant or is it every bit as harsh as tsarist Russia was during the empire days ?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tsarist
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Alloclaw Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
What religions are around at this time
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mormonism dominates the Great Basin, but its no longer considered a sect of Christianity. The rest of the western hemisphere largely follows American Evangelism, which is based in Angeles (they dropped the Los a long time ago), and is founded from Baptist and ex-Catholic teachings. There are a few exceptions however, Cascadia is made up mostly of Atheist-Kurzwellians. And parts of the Deep south still follow Southern-Baptism.
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Yankovic270 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
So the Mormons went from worshiping God to worshiping the angel Mormon himself? Or did they deify the founder Joseph Smith?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They didn't really deify Joseph Smith, they just elevated his status as a prophet. In reality they didn't really leave American Christianity, American Christianity left them.
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Yankovic270 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
I'm guessing that the so-called "second coming" was a ploy to bring hope to the people. Am I right?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No. There was a prophecy, and indeed a child was born under those circumstances. This person ended up being a very wise and charismatic figure, and people eventually put two and two together. She was of course not the second coming of Christ, reincarnation isn't real, and like all religious figures her life was played up after her death.
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Yankovic270 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
So it's basically a cosmic coincidence mixed with desperate faith?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's how religions get started after all.
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Rory-The-Lion Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I like this one. Quite good.
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USOtaku013666 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Interesting
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
What a sad way to go for the US...
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Alloclaw Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
So what year does this equal out to? And when did the US fall in the timeline? From what causes.
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Decline of the United States began in 2017 when Peak Oil reaches the point of no return. In 2021 the US military is completely out of fuel supplies beyond the bare essentials and the US government is forced to split the administration of the continent into 4 Administrative Zones. By 2042 various cities and communities start to leave the Union on the west coast, and by 2167 the Eastern Seaboard is all that is left in the control of the US Government. I'm still working on the details of the, "Sacking of Rome," moment.
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1Wyrmshadow1 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
You've obviously NEVER seen the reports that we are awash in natural gas deposits, oil shale, and coal out of the ass. Totaled together the US has 4x more energy reserves than the rest of the planet... but the present government is achingly slow to exploit it.
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oil shale can't be produced cheaply enough to make a dent in growing global demand yet (if it does we can tell the Saudis, to go fuck themselves); natural gas doesn't have enough vehicles to make a difference, and coal only produces electricity at the moment with the exception of the few testbed programs that are barely out of the lab.

The reason Peak Oil is a problem (in this scenario) is that our whole damn economy needs it to survive; and once we pass the point where its takes more oil to get it out of the ground than what its worth, that's it. Once oil is too expensive, then transportation is done for, so you can't move the people and the resources to try and develop new hardware; shipping goes out the window because container ships all run on diesel fuel, Jets run mostly on Kerosene, the whole damn agrarian economy would go tits up without petrofarming, so there's a few billion people dead from starvation. This is assuming the worst case scenario, which I honestly don't think should happen at this point, electric vehicles are coming along well enough to stretch supplies out just long enough for us to transition to renewables.
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1Wyrmshadow1 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
City Buses, police cars, government vehicles.. are all starting to run on CNG. It's only a matter of time until more cars are being made to run on it, all it takes is more domestic exploitation of the Barnette shale in TX and up in the Dakotas. We could EASILY start exporting the stuff we have so much of it.
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not enough; and while government vehicles are switching to that, the market is investing heavily in electric vehicles. The reality is that oil remains, and for the next decade or so, will remain the pillar of the global economy, and with it the pillar which civilization rests upon.
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zalezsky Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice work!
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