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Fort Zapata
Capital of North America

Population: 5,950,223

Metro Area Population: 9,764,341

Density: 5,816/km²

Size: 1,023 km²

Official Languages: English, Spanish

Demonym(s): Fort Zapatan, Capitalino/a

Founded in 2027, Fort Zapata (North American Phonetic English: Fört Zëpátë; Spanish: La Fortificación de Zapata) is the capital and fifth largest city of North America. The city is built in the Gulf of México, bordered to the north by Texas, and to the south and west by La Soviética del Río Grande. It is at the location of the fort of the same name, which was Generalissimo Alejandría Xóchitl's home base during the Revolutionary Wars. The city constitutes it's own province, the Fort Zapata Soviet. The North American Congress of Soviets is located in the center of the city. As of a 2071 survey, Fort Zapata is home to 5,950,223 people.

Above: The North American Congress of Soviets.


The Congress of Soviets

In the exact center of the city is the North American Congress of Soviets. The congress building is one of the most iconic examples of North American Neo-Baroque architecture. In addition to hosting the congress, guided tours of the building are also available when congress isn't in session. All elected representatives are housed in apartment complexes near the building during their term.

Plaza of the Revolution

Located in southern Fort Zapata, the Plaza of the Revolution is an enormous plaza devoted to the ideals of the North American Revolution. The plaza is roughly the size of six city blocks. In the center is a massive statue of a featureless, androgynous, humanoid figure bearing an enormous North American flag, while 4 large pools surround the statue. The plaza is a popular destination for internal tourism.

At the southern end of the plaza is the Museum of the Peoples' Heroes, a museum erected to "Immortalize North American people and groups who's outstanding ideas and actions contributed greatly to advancing the cause of liberty and equality." The museum has over 40 different exhibits, with topics including: Po'pay's Pueblo Revolt, The EZLN, Eugene Debs/The IWW, The Black Panthers Party for Self Defense, Pontiac's Revolt, Emiliano Zapata/The Méxican Revolution, and Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion.

The National Cemetery

Built on the outskirts of Fort Zapata, the North American National Cemetery is the final resting place for North American soldiers killed in the line of duty, as well as anyone else considered to be a national hero. at the moment, there are 600,000 graves in the cemetery. Alejandría Xóchitl, who is currently 97, has a mausoleum set aside for her in the exact center of the cemetery for when she inevitably dies.

The Twin Revolutionaries

The Twin Revolutionaries is a pair of gargantuan statues built in Fort Zapata's harbor. Each statue is about 230 meters tall, making them the tallest statues in the world. The monument consists of two androgynous figures wearing late Revolutionary War-era military uniforms, with the southern revolutionary holding up a sickle, and the northern one holding a hammer. The monument was completed in 2057.

The Grand Federal Museum of Fine Arts

Above: A street corner in northern Fort Zapata on March 3rd, 2069.
The Grand Federal Museum of Fine Arts is the largest art museum in the world, and, by many estimations, the most prestigious. The museum is divided into three primary sections; one dealing with domestic historical pieces (Ex: Mesoamerican bas-reliefs, Tlingit tapestries, or Méxican murals), one dealing with foreign historical pieces (Ex: Dutch portraits, Indian sculptures, or Scythian goldworking), and one dealing with modern art. The museum is over 600k square meters, and houses over 10 million pieces. In 2073, the museum saw over 14 million visitors.

Xóchitl Stadium

Fort Zapata's widely-renowned baseball team, the Fort Zapata Revolutionaries, are housed in Xóchitl Stadium (Named after Alejandría Xóchitl). The stadium is a major point of local pride for Fort Zapatans - especially the city's (in)famously zealous baseball fans - , and has become emblematic of the city itself. The stadium possesses an enormous maximum capacity of 62,130 people, the most of any baseball stadium in the world. The Revolutionaries aren't just popular in Fort Zapata, and also have sizable followings throughout southern Texas and all across Río Grande.


Fort Zapata is a tightly-planned city, its layout aims to host a high population density, and waste as little space as possible. Most districts of the city are both residential and commercial, with the first floors of building housing shops of some sort (Dance studios, bodegas, workshops, restaurants, etc.) while the above stories are filled with apartments. Fort Zapata's streets are typically fairly wide, with cable car tracks running down the center and bike paths along the outside, while the rest of the street is filled with walking space and various kiosks - mostly food stands.

Fort Zapata is laid out in a grid pattern, and most buildings are between 3 and 8 stories high, although there is a highrise district home to numerous skyscrapers.



Above: A view of a narrow street in the Méxican Quarter on May 16th, 2069.
Following the end of the Revolutionary War, a region along the Río Grande, right on the Gulf of México, was chosen to be the location of the capital of the new nation, as it had been the headquarters of the Red forces during the conflict. However, the only settlements in the region were a collection of small towns. In order to solve this, a man named Michael Kaura was chosen to plan the new city. Michael had a master’s degree in urban planning, a bachelor's degree in architecture, and had served as a diplomat during the conflict. He had once been an adamant supporter of modernist architecture, however, while attending the failed peace talks in Marrakesh, and later the successful peace talks in Buenos Aires, he had begun to question his architectural opinions.

Upon being chosen to plan the new metropolis, he immediately used state funds to go on a sightseeing trip all across the globe; after all, would it really matter if it took a few more weeks for construction to begin? He kicked off his trip by returning to Buenos Aires and Marrakesh, before departing to London. During the trip, he spent considerable amounts of time in Buenos Aires, Marrakesh, Paris, Amsterdam, London, Istanbul, Casablanca, Addis Ababa, Aksum, Bangkok, Tokyo, Delhi, Mecca, Rome, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Florence, Prague, Cairo, Luxor, Moscow, St. Petersburg, New York, Ciudad de México, Cusco, Madrid, Samarkand, Tbilisi, Timbuktu, and Barcelona; in addition to shorter visits to Lalibela, Granada, Lisbon, N'Djamena, Venice, Lagos, York, Lincoln, Ulaanbaatar, Beijing, Los Angeles, Sydney, Jakarta, Himeji, and Antananarivo.

As the ‘just a few weeks’ he had initially planned for his trip turned into a few months, there were talks of firing him. But Kaura assured the government that the time and money he was spending were well worth it, and eventually returned to Fort Zapata with radically changed opinions on architecture. During his travels, his views of modernist architecture had turned from disillusion to disdain, and he had grown especially fond of Gothic, Hispanic, and Art Deco architecture.

Upon his return, he immediately got to work planning the new city. He published an unnamed manifesto of sorts, in which he stated that, “inspiring thoughts of beauty is every bit as important in architecture as is functionality.” He further stated that this should be especially true of the capital of the new socialist state, and that all architects must strive to maximize architectural beauty, while still ensuring that their buildings remain at least somewhat environmentally sustainable. He designed the North American Congress of Soviets himself, and divided the rest of his planned city among different firms specializing in various architectural revival movements. In a speech he gave to his hired architects, he stated that, “Every building; every single apartment complex, shop, and factory; must be a masterpiece in their own right.” As a result of this subdivision, every district in Fort Zapata now has its own distinct architectural style and identity.

Kaura went on to publish several highly successful books on architecture and urban planning, which detail his personal philosophy in far more detail than his earlier unnamed manifesto, and he is revered in most (although not all) North American architectural circles to this day. A statue of him was built near the Congress of Soviets in 2041.


Above: Fort Zapatan stuffed frybread.
Fort Zapata's status as a purpose-built capital has allowed it to become a major cultural melting pot. It's position between Texas and Río Grande has naturally caused cultures from the southwest of the former US and the north of the former United Mexican States to become most prominent, but elements of cultures from all across the federation are easily visible in the city. The Fort Zapatan streets are legendarily lively, with street performers being a common sight, and nearly every city block having at least a few food stands. Fort Zapatan street cuisine is renowned throughout the world, with stuffed frybread being the city's most iconic dish.

Sister Cities

Fort Zapata's sister cities are:

Tokyo, Japan

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Abuja, Nigeria

Santiago, Chile

Majapahit, Nusantara

Arusha, East Africa

Pretoria, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

Adébáyọ̀ia, Luna

Créɨtervil, Mars

Lima, Peru

Honolulu, Hawai'i

Apai, Samoa

New Delhi, India

Riyadh, Arabia

Paris, France

Barcelona, Catalonia

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Lisbon, Portugal

Athens, Greece

Santiago de Compostela, Galicia

Sevilla, Andalucía

Bilbo, Basque State

Seoul, Korea

Bangkok, Thailand

Taipei, Taiwan

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New York

Population: 10,560,130

Metro Area Population: 27,895,223

Density: 8,706/km²

Size: 1,213 km²

Official Languages: English, Sinitic
languages, Italian, Arabic

Demonym(s): New Yorker

The second largest city in the Federation, the Federal City of New York (North American Phonetic English: Ðə Fejrl̀ Síꞇï əv Nú Yö́rk) is home to a staggering population of over 10.5 million people. The sprawling metropolis is sometimes considered to be the cultural center of North America, and is undeniably iconic. Similarly to Fort Zapata, the city constitutes it's own federal district.

Above: Revolution Tower, formerly known as the Empire State Building, was the tallest building in the world between 1931 and 1970.

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Taos Ániidí


Taos Ániidí
Capital of Aztlān

Population: 56,223

Metro Area Population: 217,461

Density: 493/km²

Size: 114 km²

Demonym(s): Taos Ániidían

Named after LinkTaos Pueblo - LinkPo'pay's capital during the LinkPueblo Revolt -, Taos Ániidí (North American Phonetic English: Táos Aníedie) is the purpose-built capital of the Plurinational Federation of Aztlān. Ániidí is a Navajo word which can be roughly translated to 'new', and so 'Taos Ániidí' means 'New Taos'. The planned city entered construction on December 13th, 2031, after the Aztlāni provincial soviet voted in favor of building a new capital to replace Phoenix earlier that year. Construction on the city officially ended on February 8th, 2036; and all Aztlāni government functions were subsequently moved to the city.

Above: A neighborhood in southern Taos Ániidí.

The city's Puebloan heritage is reflected in it's architecture, and Taos Ániidí is widely considered to be the birthplace of the Puebloan Revival movement in architecture, which has since spread all across Aztlān, southeastern California, and southern Colorado.

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Nuevo Tenóchtitlan


Nuevo Tenóchtitlan
Capital of México

Population: 11,634,261

Metro Area Population: 30,323,176

Density: 6,136/km²

Area: 1,896 km²

Demonym(s): Chilango(a)/Mexiqueño(a)

The largest city in the federation, Nuevo Tenóchtitlan (North American Phonetic English: Nuëbo Tënóctïꞇlan; Nāhua Languages: Tenōchtitlan Yancuic) is the capital of the United Méxican Soviets. The city is the sixth oldest in the federation, and has been continuously inhabited since 1325, when it was founded under the name 'LinkMēxihco-Tenōchtitlan'. Prior to colonization, the city was the de facto capital of the powerful LinkAztec Empire, with it's ruler bearing the title of huēyi tlahtoāni (Roughly translating to 'great king'), while the rulers of the other two members of the triple alliance - Tetzcohco and Mēxihco-Tlatelōlco - only holding the title of tlahtoāni. Following the Spanish conquest, the city was renamed to 'Mexico City', and was renamed yet again following the end of the Revolutionary war; with it's new name - Nuevo Tenóchtitlan (New Tenōchtitlan) - being chosen to honor the city's Precolumbian history. The sprawling metropolis is extremely important from both a cultural and economical standpoint.


Ángel de la Independencia

Above: Torre Latinoamericana.
El Ángel de la Independencia is a large monument built in 1910 to commemorate the centennial of Mexico's declaration of independence from the Spanish Empire. El Ángel was modeled after the July Column in Paris and the Berlin Victory Column, and has since became at least as famous as those two, if not more so. The monument is a major tourist attraction, and is often seen as being emblematic of the city itself.

La Catedral Metropolitana

Built near the ruins of the Huēyi Teōcalli, La Catedral Metropolitana (Officially known as 'Catedral Metropolitana de la Asunción de la Santísima Virgen María a los cielos') is an enormous cathedral constructed in the Baroque style. In addition to being a major tourist attraction, the cathedral is the seat of the Independent Catholic Church of México and Central America.

Torre Latinoamericana

Torre Latinoamericana is a skyscraper located in Nuevo Tenóchtitlan's historic city center. The tower was a major architectural achievement at the time of construction, as it was the world's first skyscraper to be successfully built on highly active seismic land. The skyscraper was incredibly able to survive the 8.1 magnitude Link1985 Mexico City earthquake without damage, while many other structures downtown were severely damaged.


Chilango culture is diverse and vibrant, with both the city's Aztec and Spanish heritage openly visible. The city is almost universally considered to be the cultural center of México and Central America, and few would deny that it is important to the regions. Local pride is very prominent, and the city's proud history as the capital of the mighty Aztec Empire is a fact that Chilangos are happy to remind outsiders of.

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Capital of Hawai'i

Population: 1,878,936

Metro Area Population: 4,341,291

Density: 2,438/km²

Size: 770.7 km²

Demonym(s): Honolulan

The westernmost major city in the federation, Honolulu (North American Phonetic English: Hanëlúƿlúƿ) is the capital and largest city of Hawai'i. The city was at one time the capital of the Kingdom of Hawai'i, and several monarchist-era buildings are still standing in the city.

Above: ʻIolani Palace, the former home of the rulers of the Hawai'ian Kingdom.

The city's pre-colonial history is still visible in its architecture, and most Honolulan buildings are constructed in Hawai'ian Renaissance and Hawai'ian Italianate styles.

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Capital of Greenland

Population: 32,342

Metro Area Population: 39,643

Density: 46.87/km²

Size: 690 km²

Demonym(s): Nuummioq

Nuuk (Greenlandic: ᓅᒃ, Danish: Godthåb, North American Phonetic English: Núk) is the capital and largest city of Greenland, and the largest city in the entirety of Inuit Nunangat. Nuuk is home to over a third of Greenland's population and its tallest building. The city's name means 'cape' in Kalaallisut, while its Danish name, Godthåb, means 'good hope'.

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