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American Union RMB

WA Delegate: None.

Founder: The Republic of Tessen

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 415th Largest Information Technology Sector: 459th Most Scientifically Advanced: 546th+19
Most Nations: 643rd Largest Manufacturing Sector: 660th Most Cultured: 819th Largest Publishing Industry: 835th Highest Average Incomes: 854th Smartest Citizens: 983rd Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,061st Most Devout: 1,075th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,105th Most Developed: 1,303rd Largest Retail Industry: 1,527th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,583rd Highest Poor Incomes: 1,602nd Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,684th Highest Economic Output: 1,777th Most Subsidized Industry: 1,851st Longest Average Lifespans: 2,026th Healthiest Citizens: 2,046th Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,078th
World Factbook Entry

The American Union (AU) is an immersive, multi-player, ROLEPLAY region set in the 1920s.


REGION GEOGRAPHY: - North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

NEW NATIONS: - To request a land claim to roleplay in this region, please move to Alternate Earth and follow the instructions.


American History Timeline | Roleplay Calendar | LinkREGION FORUM & Museum


Rules of Roleplay | Scientific Advancement Chart | Trade & Resource Rules | Claimed Companies


Roleplay directed by Jon / The Republic of Tessen. (See: LinkOfficial Blog) -- (Region Established: 9-29-2013)


REGIONS: - TransPacific | American Union | TransAtlantic | West Europa | Africasia | Russena | Chindia | Alternate Earth



Embassies: TransPacific, TransAtlantic, Old World Europe, Africasia, Chindia, American Coalition of Nations, Russena, West Europa, and Alternate Earth.

Tags: Password, Medium, Social, Role Player, Human-Only, and Past Tech.

Regional Power: Moderate

American Union contains 21 nations, the 643rd most in the world.

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Today's World Census Report

The Lowest Overall Tax Burden in American Union

World Census financial experts assessed nations across a range of direct and indirect measures in order to determine which placed the lowest tax burden on their citizens.

As a region, American Union is ranked 12,348th in the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Republic of TessenCapitalist Paradise“In God We Trust”
2.The Sovereign Corporation of Ivan IndustriesInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Great Quality. Low Prices. World Domination.”
3.The United States Territory of San CordulaInoffensive Centrist Democracy“United in Pride and Hope”
4.The Parliamentary Democracy of British Canada AUCapitalist Paradise“-”
5.The Confederacy of ColumbianasNew York Times Democracy“O Beautiful Spacious Skies and Amber Waves of Grain”
6.The United States of America AUMoralistic Democracy“E Pluribus Unum”
7.The Colony of Puerto Rico AUInoffensive Centrist Democracy“JOANNES EST NOMEN EJUS”
8.The Republic of British West Indies AUInoffensive Centrist Democracy“He hath founded it upon the seas”
9.The Confederate States of Dixie AUInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Deo vindice”
10.The Republic of Michigan AUInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice”
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American Union Regional Message Board

The Confederacy of Columbianas wrote:OOC: Also, to decide whether to have WWII sparked in the Americas, or in Europe? Also, Democracy vs. Fascism or Democracy vs. Communism?

It's likely that WWII would actually be WWI in our story -- since the real-world WWI never happened. The French war borders on being a "WWI", but it didn't have enough true allied nations participating to make it a real world war. The world really wasn't involved. Of course, individual nations are welcome to call that conflict whatever they wish, but it isn't likely to be called "WWI" in the USA, Dixie, Tessen, etc.

Since the real-world WWI didn't happen in our story, there is no rise of Fascism in Germany. Hitler is just a random, semi-skilled artist. No war, no military experience.... no horrors of WWI that led him to become the dictator that the real world know. So, if a "WWII" type war does break out, it will be something very different from the real-life WWII.

The Republic of Tessen wrote:I recommend reigning it in a bit. I'm working on a penalty system for nations that develop their Scientific Advancement rating too far beyond the year of our story.... the further away they get from the year of our story, the greater the penalties could become -- (penalties like, no population growth, no immigration, even random natural disasters).

NOTE: What those penalties will ultimately be, are not yet fully developed. But they will fit the penalty level. Nations can certainly advance their technology far into the future, but at great cost. ;)

Nearly Finland

The Republic of Tessen wrote:It's likely that WWII would actually be WWI in our story -- since the real-world WWI never happened. The French war borders on being a "WWI", but it didn't have enough true allied nations participating to make it a real world war. The world really wasn't involved. Of course, individual nations are welcome to call that conflict whatever they wish, but it isn't likely to be called "WWI" in the USA, Dixie, Tessen, etc.
Since the real-world WWI didn't happen in our story, there is no rise of Fascism in Germany. Hitler is just a random, semi-skilled artist. No war, no military experience.... no horrors of WWI that led him to become the dictator that the real world know. So, if a "WWII" type war does break out, it will be something very different from the real-life WWII.

I would disagree, for a few reasons. Your RL busyness has kept the rest of the world from opening up, thus, participating. As far as nations and world powers that are active are concerned, it WAS a world war, especially since three of the world's major empires, a minor empire, and a number of minor nations participated in it, and the conflict spanned two continents (and probably technically would have spanned more, due to conflicts that should have taken place in what are yet un-set-up regions). As a matter of fact, I would argue that it more deserves to be called WWI than the RL WWI, which never really left Europe.

For that matter, unless you can manage to get everything up and running by 1935 (my personal start date for the war's lead-up), any WWII-style war that gets waged will be limited to pretty much those same actors. If we're already glossing over the fact that 90% roughly of the world is frozen in some sort of quantum state of non-action, we might as well gloss over the fact that there are only a few world powers that are actually able to participate in any sort of historical event that we would like to classify as a world event.

Sandinista Nicaragua

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The Republic of Tessen wrote:I recommend reigning it in a bit. I'm working on a penalty system for nations that develop their Scientific Advancement rating too far beyond the year of our story. Your SCI rating at he 1972 mark could cause you some serious story problems when that penalty system goes into effect.
I couldn't come up with a good -- fair -- alteration to reflect high SCI rankings beyond 1950, so I went the other way, and am putting a penalty system into play. Nations can advance their Scientific Advancement ratings as high as they want, but the further away they get from the year of our story, the greater the penalties could become -- (penalties like, no population growth, no immigration, even random natural disasters).
I'm all for great storytelling, but we do need to keep our technology within, maybe 20 years of the story date. It pushes the realism boundaries of our story environment to have 1970s technology in 1930.

Fair enough. Though at this rate, I feel like this won't be a problem by the time you actually get all these systems up and running. :D[/quote]

The Republic of Tessen wrote:NOTE: What those penalties will ultimately be, are not yet fully developed. But they will fit the penalty level. Nations can certainly advance their technology far into the future, but at great cost. ;)

Though, question. Your wording makes it seem like we can still put those high science numbers into play - will there be tradeoffs then? A sort of, with great benefits comes great penalties sort of thing?

Because if not, it seems a more sensible approach to simply cap it and re-roll the cap once we've reached a certain year of game time.

The Confederacy of Columbianas wrote:I would disagree, for a few reasons. Your RL busyness has kept the rest of the world from opening up, thus, participating. As far as nations and world powers that are active are concerned, it WAS a world war, especially since three of the world's major empires, a minor empire, and a number of minor nations participated in it, and the conflict spanned two continents (and probably technically would have spanned more, due to conflicts that should have taken place in what are yet un-set-up regions). As a matter of fact, I would argue that it more deserves to be called WWI than the RL WWI, which never really left Europe.
For that matter, unless you can manage to get everything up and running by 1935 (my personal start date for the war's lead-up), any WWII-style war that gets waged will be limited to pretty much those same actors. If we're already glossing over the fact that 90% roughly of the world is frozen in some sort of quantum state of non-action, we might as well gloss over the fact that there are only a few world powers that are actually able to participate in any sort of historical event that we would like to classify as a world event.

Nations are always welcome to call a war whatever they want. It is the history books that solidify the names of events for future generations. If you want to call it "WWI", feel free. For you national participation, that may well have been what it was. For other nations, it was just a big war. :)

The Confederacy of Columbianas wrote:Though, question. Your wording makes it seem like we can still put those high science numbers into play - will there be tradeoffs then? A sort of, with great benefits comes great penalties sort of thing?
Because if not, it seems a more sensible approach to simply cap it and re-roll the cap once we've reached a certain year of game time.

Right now, a 1972 scientific advancement rating is over the top in our 1930 world. 1950 is 20 years from where we are in our story. For the time being, we're all still capped at technology in the year 1950. We'll see what happens with technology after 1950 once more regional upgrades are put into place.

A 20-year advancement in technology for nations that have advanced that far (or further) seems more than fair.

Michigan AU

Contact! Advance elements of the east wing of the Ejército Federál have skirmished with the pickets of the enemy. Advance elements have withdrawn in order to wait for the main body of troops to arrive.

OOC: I will say, though, speaking of scientific advancement, this account has had a darn of a time trying to get back to the 40's. Alas for the glory days past of the Grand Enclave...

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