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The Federated Soviets
"To a world of liberty and equality for all!"
"¡Tü u wřld uv libřtï & ikwáliꞇï för ál!"
The Federated Soviets of North America (North American Phonetic English: Ðu Fedr̀ë́ꞇid́ Sóvïit́z uv Nö́rþ Umếriku; Spanish: Los Sóviets Federados de Norte América), also known as the North American Federation of Soviets or the Federated Council-Republics of North America, (All three titles have equal legal standing) and commonly shortened to either North America or The Federation, is a sovereign socialist state which encompasses the entirety of the North American continent. It is the third most populous country in the world, and the largest country on the Earth by area, with a total land area of 24,709,000 square kilometers; however, Russia and China do both surpass North America if Lunar and Martian colonies are counted in their total land area. North America possesses one of the world's 17 megadiverse climates. The nation is home to roughly 1.029 billion people and over 400 languages - the most common of which being English, Spanish, and French. It is a member of the UN, and a founding member of the International Alliance of Socialist Nations.
The nation's capital, Fort Zapata, is built on, and named after, General Alexandria Xóchitl's home base during the Revolutionary Wars. North America is divided into 73 federal districts, known officially as autonomous soviet provinces (Usually just shortened to 'provinces'). Most provinces are themselves divided into multiple smaller federal subdivisions.
North America is founded on the ideals of council communism, and practices a system of soviet democracy. The people in a workplace come together to elect a representative to the local soviet, the representative votes based on an imperative mandate set by the workers they represent, and are recalled from their post once their mandate expires. This system is also applied to all elections throughout the nation, creating a system of de-facto direct democracy. The majority of power regarding policy is vested in smaller subdivisions, and the North American Congress of Soviets (The national assembly) primarily serves as a form of democratic oversight to various government bureaus, although the congress does still have a limited degree of lawmaking power. Workplaces are organized democratically, and all work is handled based on a system of "from each according to their ability, to each according to their need," where only the amount of goods needed to keep the population happy and healthy are produced. Because of this, most people only work for roughly 20 hours a week.
On February 4th, 2023, rapidly increasing political tensions in the United States, fueled by anxieties over climate change and the rapidly declining standards of living brought by a major economic recession, reached their breaking point, leading to riots breaking out. The rioters, primarily militant leftists, drove much of the country's economy to a halt. The riots quickly began to spread to Canada. Eventually, in response to aggressive police crackdown and the government's refusal to capitulate to their demands, rioters in the western United States took up arms, and launched several consecutive attacks on police stations and military bases, setting off a second American Civil War. This militancy rapidly spread to Canada. On March 12th, A second armed uprising occurred in New England (Modern-day Dawnland). With the US Military scattered around the world enforcing American imperialism, and now considerably smaller than the rebelling forces, the job of resisting the rebels fell primarily onto the shoulders of police forces and counterrevolutionary militias.In response, conservative factions of the Mexican military staged a coup d'etat against the center-left president Andrés Manuel López Obrador on March 2nd. Following the coup, several leftist factions, most notably the EZLN, took up arms against the military dictatorship, pulling Mexico into the conflict. The Mexican government faced considerable difficulty in fighting the rebels at first, losing roughly 200,000 square kilometers within the first four weeks of their involvement in the war. However the Mexican government quickly enacted mass conscription, and was able to put revolutionary advances along the Northern Mexican front to a near-standstill.
Meanwhile, revolutionary forces were also slowing down in the US and Canada. Until this point, the revolutionary army had been largely disorganized and decentralized, with little in the department of central leadership. individual units would coordinate assaults through videocalls and text messages between leaders, leading to frequent miscommunications and oversights in planning. Early advances were only made possible by the fact that their enemies were unprepared for the sudden outbreak of civil war, and the equally disorganized nature of the militias which they had been primarily fighting. After the American and Canadian governments declared martial law, implemented widespread conscription, and began to more effectively communicate with loyalist militias, the Reds began to suffer far greater casualties and faced significant territorial loss. Recognizing the need for centralized leadership, an ambitious young woman named Alexandria Xóchitl proclaimed herself 'Commander in Chief of the North American Red Forces'.
At first, Xóchitl was a controversial figure among the red forces, many questioned whether it was acceptable for someone to simply give themself such an enormous promotion, and many simply ignored her orders. However, most units quickly realized that the need for some form of centralized leadership outweighed any concerns they may have. Within a week and a half of Xóchitl's deceleration of leadership, almost all of the army had come to accept her leadership. Xóchitl promoted several promising military leaders to higher positions, and established a formal military bureaucracy.
Under centralized leadership, the red forces proved far more capable, and were not only able to halt the white counterattack, but were also able to regain a considerable degree of lost ground. Eventually, the front line entered a stalemate, with neither side able to push effectively. Xóchitl sent an envoy to Cuba to request military assistance; and, after much negotiation, the request was granted. Cuban forces landed in Florida on February 5th, 2024, catching the American government off-guard. as the Americans scrambled to defend against the new threat to their south, Xóchitl prepared her most ambitious campaign yet. The plan was to trap as many White forces in the mountainous terrain of Northern Colorado as possible, dealing a crippling blow to the loyalists.
Meanwhile, the reds had also been making advances in Mexico. Leftist forces had been pushing further north, supported by another Cuban naval landing just south of the Sierra Madre, aiming to split the white forces in Mexico into two, easily crushed pockets. However, this landing ultimately proved to be a failure, and the Cuban force retreated back into the Caribbean only two weeks after it landed. Despite this setback, advances continued to be made along the southern Mexican front; and on July 24th, 2025, Mexico City fell to red forces.
The Mexican military began a full-scale retreat to the far more defensible Sierra Madre on August 4th, and prepared an enormous complex of forts, trenches, and traps throughout the mountain range. The defenses proved effective, and the Mexican front entered a stalemate which lasted for almost a year. Eventually, White forces were divided into two main, easily defended pockets. One in the Sierra Madre, and one in the American Southeast. These both proved difficult for Red forces to assault; and on January 9th, 2026, a ceasefire was called. Both factions were ready to negotiate peace. It was decided that negotiations should be held in a neutral country; and on January 21st, peace talks were opened in Marrakesh, Morocco. However, neither side was able to reach an agreement, and Red forces broke the ceasefire on February 13th.White forces were caught unprepared by the Red assault, and the Reds were able to push deep into White territory. White forces eventually regrouped, and were able to slow the pace of Red advances drastically. After almost a year and a half of brutally slow pushing, the counterrevolutionaries were left almost completely territorialy defeated. Another ceasefire was called, and a second round of peace talks were held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After almost a month of negotiation, the Treaty of Buenos Aires was signed on November 8th, 2027. The treaty officially dissolved the United States, Canada, and Mexico; a new state, the Federated Soviets of North America, was formally established, and was to officially replace those countries for the purposes of international law and diplomacy.
The reds had emerged victorious, but the young state they had created was divided and crippled, enormous swaths of territory remained predominantly disloyal, and had to be placed under military occupation. The war had destroyed vast swaths of infrastructure and agriculture, and strict rationing was the only thing preventing famine. Although democratic workers' councils were the primary form of government on the local level, the young state was considered to be too unstable for democracy nationwide. As such, the Provisional Socialist Military Council of North America was established, with the goal of transitioning the young state to democracy on a national level. A temporary capital was established in Denver, while a new capital entered construction along the Río Grande, at the site of General Xóchitl's home base.
On December 2nd, 2027, Cuba voted to join the young state in a referendum, and they were formally integrated exactly 1 month later. Hawai'i and American Samoa (Now known as Eastern Samoa) had both declared their independence during the war, and socialist governments had taken power in these nations. These young states were left in an even more vulnerable state than the federation, and proposed the formation of an international socialist bloc for mutual aid and defense. On February 1st, 2028, this idea crystallized into the formation of the International Alliance of Socialist Nations (IASN).
During the war, tens of millions of people had fled Mexico, Canada, and the US, triggering the worst refugee crisis in history. After peace was reestablished, over 7 million refugees returned to North America, with the provisional government promising immediate citizenship to any returning expats. After 6 years, the political and economic situation in the federation was mostly normalized. The continent's agricultural base had been rebuilt, and rationing had been made far less strict. Military occupation had been lifted in almost all of the young state's territories, and so the provisional military government handed over most of it's power to the civilian government on June 5th, 2033.
Within two years of PCOLTIASN's establishment, several sizable settlements had been established, and the IASN made plans for the establishment of an independent socialist state on the lunar surface. A spot in the center of the IASN Lunar Territory was chosen for the capital of the new state, and construction began. On June 8th, 2038, the city was named Adébáyọ̀ia in a referendum, named after Ayọ̀ Adébáyọ̀, a Yorùbá scientist who had played a heavy role in designing the structure of most buildings used on the moon. On July 7th, the Socialist Federation of Luna was officially declared.
People from all over the world - even people who weren't from IASN member-states - flooded to the new independent Lunar state. Some were seeking opportunities in the new frontier, some hoped to get away from hardships at home, and some simply were in it for the adventure. This rapid migration saw the Lunar population increase 5-fold in only 15 years.
The successful colonization of the moon caused the powers of Earth to take far greater interest in space, and it wasn't long before the first colonists were sent to Mars. As mankind's influence reached out further and further from Earth, the need to maintain a military presence in space quickly became apparent to most spacefaring states. On June 1st, 2040, the People's Republic of China unveiled the first ever military spacecraft capable of long-distance travel. The other major powers had also been developing spacefaring warships, and it wasn't long before NATO, the IASN, and Russia had all constructed their first vessels.
The early Martian colonists were ultimately successful in their mission, and the powers of Earth were quick to send more. By 2045, the first Martian cities had emerged. The IASN opted to repeat the strategy previously employed in the colonization of the Moon. The Martian colonies of the various IASN member-states were all placed under a single provisional government, which transitioned them to full independence. The former North American colony of Krë́ꞇr̀vil, the first Martian city, was chosen as the new state's capital.
North America's diversity is reflected in it's culture. Most of the country's numerous ethnicities to some extent have distinct traditional fashion, food, and music. Despite this, North America maintains a somewhat strong national identity, which was formed in the struggles brought by the Revolutionary War, and has been encouraged by the education system's attempts to suppress nationalism within the population.
Sports culture is prominent throughout the federation, with baseball being the most popular sport, while hockey, soccer, and basketball also remain extremely prominent. Numerous nationwide annual tournaments are held every year, with fans from all over the federation gathering around their TVs and computers to watch these competitions live. North America has become extremely dominant in international Baseball competitions, and the North American National Baseball Team has the highest win rate in the history of the sport.
The federation is home to one of the world's 17 megadiverse climates, with it's vast territory encompassing frigid tundras, sparse deserts, lush rainforests, and many more. The highest recorded temperature in the continent's history is 58.5 °C, while the lowest is −66.1 °C.
Core area population
Metropolitan area population
Ecatepec de Morelos
30,323,176 (Part of the Greater Nuevo Tenóchtitlan Metropolitan Area)
North America is a member of the International Alliance of Socialist Nations, and hosts the IASN's headquarters in Denver, Colorado. International relations are handled by the North American Department of Foreign Affairs (NADFA), although they are overseen by the Congress of Soviets. The Federation has proved more willing to recognize unrecognized states than many other nations, being the first to recognize Somaliland's independence. The federation is the single greatest contributor to foreign aid projects worldwide, and maintains numerous humanitarian missions all throughout the solar system at any given time.
Despite North America's attempts at maintaining peace and furthering humanitarian action, it has been locked in a 3-sided cold war between the IASN, NATO, and the Eurasian Peacekeeping Organization since roughly 2031. The four major powers constantly form and break temporary, fragile alliances as the geopolitical situation shifts, and rarely gain any significant ground over the other three. North America is the most important member of the IASN (Nigeria and France are usually considered to be the second and third, respectively.), and is often viewed as its de facto leader.
Fort Zapata is home to the most embassies of any city in the world, with almost every sovereign state - as well as many unrecognized states - maintaining embassies in the city. North American provinces also maintain limited international relations, with many provinces maintaining embassies in other countries, in addition to hosting foreign embassies. However, provincial foreign policy can be overturned by NADFA when it is deemed necessary.
The North American economy is powerful. The country employs a system of semi-decentralized planning, where local elected planning councils handle most local economic issues, while the Federal Bureau of Planning directs nationwide efforts. This model avoids many of the issues of earlier experiments in economic planning, and bears some resemblance to the planned economies of the Precolumbian civilizations of the Andes.
An important aspect of this system is that it strives to produce as much food locally as is possible, while goods that cannot be produced nearby are imported from throughout the entire IASN in order to meet local demands. The federation's emphasis on only producing what is needed, the abolition of unnecessary jobs (Advertising, for example), and expanded automation has led to drastically decreased working hours when compared to the continent's pre-revolution economies, with most people only working for about 20 hours a week.
Tourism is an important aspect of the North American economy, with the federation being rich in both natural and man-made beauty. Cities like Nuevo Tenóchtitlan, New York, Fort Zapata, La Habana, and many more bring in tens of millions of international tourists annually, while the country's massive National Park Service sees many more flocking to sites such as Yosemite, Yellowstone, and the Grand Mesa. In 2078 alone, North America saw a staggering 58 million international visitors.
As North America strives to be as economically self-sufficient as possible, agriculture is naturally a crucial industry, and receives enormous attention from the government nation-wide. Corn is the most important crop grown in the federation, with it being a staple food in most North American cultures; it is the single most-used ingredient in North America, and the most widely grown crop.
A core component of the North American agricultural model is the 'great milpa' system. The system is modeled after the Mesoamerican milpa system, but modified to accommodate far more production. Multiple crops are planted in the same field, and crops are chosen to compliment each-other, in an attempt to turn the field into something as close to a sustainable ecosystem as possible. The system is still not different from a traditional milpa system in multiple ways, however: plots spend less time lying fallow, and Inga alley cropping is also often used in order to increase the yield of plots. Unlike the traditional system it is based on, great milpas aren't 100% sustainable, but they are still far more sustainable than any other large-scale farming techniques currently in practice.