Soon: Chapter 1: The USSA
Okay, so I know I said that the last post was the end of Chapter 1, but I just now realized that I left out the geography of the United Seven States of America (Evil).
Atlantica in the Northeast encompassed ten former states, with New York City as its capital. Columbia encompassed nine southeastern states, with Washington, D.C. as its capital. … Gulfland took in Texas and five nearby states, with Houston as its capital. Sunterra was comprised of Southern California, Arizona, and New Mexico, Los Angeles becoming its capital. Rockland was made up of seven states, and Las Vegas became its capital. Pacifica, with its capital in San Francisco, encompassed Northern California and four northwestern states, as well as Alaska. And Chicago became the capital of Heartland, which took in ten Midwestern states.
I have a question:
Why would a world war cause the country to dissolve the states and create new ones? Did Jenkins think for even a moment about the logistics of this? I mean, just off the top of my head, the things that would have to be completely reorganized and, in many cases, recreated, would be: police and courts and state services, highways, taxes, professional organizations, schools, and oh yeah, THE LAW, which is different in every state.
What reason is there for reorganizing the country? Well, Jenkins says…
The United States was redrawn to consist of seven regions…
Nice use of the passive voice there, Jenkins. Redrawn by whom, may I ask?
The names just slay me. Sunterra, really? Heartland? That’s where the Care Bears live, right?
Oh, and though I’m sure Jenkins made Las Vegas a capital city to demonstrate how depraved and sinful the Godless Seven States are, my first thought was, awesome!
Which, I suppose, just goes to show my own godlessness and sinfulness. 😀