JIOR stands for "Japan and Islands of Oceanian Republic." Its member nations includes Japan, China, Korea, the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Madagascar, the Southeastern nations of Africa (including Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Chad, the Congo, Tanzania, and Mozambique), Antarctica, and others. While the ARUS is the world's most powerful economy and Dorssia has the world's most powerful military, JIOR would seem to be the most technologically advanced.
Dorssia Military Pact Federation
The Dorssia Military Pact Federation is one of the worlds 2 superpowers, it is also known as just Dorssia. This country is a totalitarian state. Its arch-enemy is ARUS. Its member states include Germany and Russia, all the nations in eastern Europe, North Africa, the entire Middle East, Central Asia and Mongolia.
The Atlantic Rim United States, commonly known by the acronym ARUS is one of the worlds 2 superpowers. ARUS is made of many member states on the continents bordering the Atlantic Oceans including Canada, Alaska, the 48 Continental USA, all of Latin America and the Caribbean, most of the western European nation states, and in Africa, Algeria, South Africa, and every African nation state between the 2 and west of them.
Earth is the home world of the Naturals. It is divided into 10 nations: Atlantic Federation, Eurasian Federation, Republic of East Asia, Equatorial Union, Oceania Union, African Community, South Africa Union, United States of South America, Orb Union and Kingdom of Scandinavia.
After nuclear suitcase bombs completely destroy New York City and Washington D.C. and a dirty bomb irradiates Mecca the United States is split into four pieces. The Islamic Republic comprises the west coast, southwest, and most of the Midwest. After the bomb attacks were revealed to have been done by Israeli agents and many celebrity conversions (including country star "Shania X") a large proportion of the country converted to Islam. The new country was founded as a beacon of light, but has failed to live up. Civil liberties are severely curtailed with the first and second amendments removed and a Wahabi/Talibanesque religious police called the Black Robes gaining more and more power.
Jews (blamed for the destruction of Washington and New York) are ostracized and Catholics have taken the role of second class citizens. The roads are falling apart, satellite communications are often down, and the I.R. lacks scientific growth, living off excess technology stored by the former United States. The U.S. military has advanced little, with modern technology the best it can produce, the main reason that the two main power countries Russia and China avoid an attack is the elite training of the Fedayeen corps. The Fedayeen are essentially the guards of the republic, mostly made up of converts and veterans the civil war they are loyal to the democratic Islamic government though they are constantly courted by the extremist Black Robes whose police force are bitter rivals of the Fedeyeen. Many landmarks and warships were renamed after Islamic figures, the best example being the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) renamed the USS Osama Bin Laden or Seattle's football facility is called Khomeini Stadium. It is mentioned that the new government attempted to destroy Mount Rushmore, but gave up due to the sheer size of the monument.
The Bible Belt, a partially recognised separatist republic that comprises the old south plus Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia and most of Missouri disputed between itself and the Islamic State. After the transition millions of evangelical Christians immigrated here. Its government is thought to be much looser and decentralized, resembling the old Confederacy. The technology they possess is not made clear, although it is mentioned they have the only recipe for Coca-Cola; as a result the I.R.'s official soda is called Jihad Cola mentioned to be a less than equal comparison to its original. They are stated to possess a "sizable" amount of Nuclear Weapons.
Nevada is its own free state with a large and growing population, it serves exactly the same capacity as it does now.
The Mormon territories comprise Utah, plus parts of Colorado and Idaho. Little is mentioned about it. They may however not be a separate state, the map in the book (the UK version of the book does not contain a map) suggests they may just be an autonomous region within the Islamic Republic.
Parts of New Mexico, Arizona and Southern California have been claimed by the Aztlan Empire (formerly Mexico) and tension between the I.R. and A.E. have risen due to land claims.
Hawaii is described in the same context as Canada so could be independent. Alaska and the most Northerly New England States are not described.
Canada has snatched some of Minnesota and Wisconsin as "ancestral lands" for its native population.
Additionally, Southern Florida has become its own state, using a flag similar to Puerto Rico or Cuba.
The Islamic Republic has long been suffering an internal war between its moderate/modern wanting to preserve its democratic traditional government and fundamentalist factions wishing to create an fundamentalist Islamic State under the strict form Sharia law.
Advancing out of landing sites in Mexico and Florida, the Scinfaxi cut a swath of destruction across the United States. Already devastated by years of exposure to the Scinfaxi Terraforming Virus, the Mexican, American and Canadian armed forces were ill-equipped to provide any meaningful resistance.
Split in two when the Scinfaxi reached Chicago in 1944, much of the Pacific Coast fell under the administration of an emergency military government based in Seattle, while the large portions of the nation’s interior from Montana to Texas devolved into lawlessness with only scattered US Army forces providing any sort of order.
With War Department estimates placing the United States roughly twenty months from complete defeat, the nation turned to its last resort. Atomic bombs were detonated in Chicago and Tennessee, the first weapon capable of completely obliterating even the largest Scinfaxi war machines. Combined with the increasing deteriorating of the Scinfaxi Virus, the United States and its allies would eventually force the Scinfaxi past the former Mexican border by 1947.
"Great Britain gets back the thirteen original colonies...minus Manhattan. Florida and the Fountain of Youth go back to Spain! Texas, New Mexico, California, Arizona revolve a Mexico! The Louisiana Purchase reverts back to the King of France! And a tiny piece for me to retire on..."
Russian Amerika is an alternate history novel written by Stoney Compton. It is set in a world where Alaska was still owned by Russia in 1987.
Map of North America, which is made up of several nations:
- United States of America (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, the majority of Illinois, and Quebec south of the St Lawrence River.
- Confederate States of America (Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, the southwestern portion of Illinois, the eastern half of Kansas, Cuba, and Hispaniola.
- Republic of Texas (Texas, Oklahoma, and the majority of New Mexico).
- First People's Nation (Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Arizona, the westernmost portion of New Mexico, the western half of Kansas, the central and southwestern portion of Ontario and the southernmost portion of Manitoba).
- Deseret (Utah and the northeastern portion of Nevada).
- Republic of California (California, Oregon, and the majority of Nevada) with its capital in San Francisco.
- French Canada/New France (Quebec north of the St Lawrence River, Newfoundland, Labrador, and the northeastern portion of Ontario)
- British Canada (Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Washington State, the northwestern portion of Ontario, the southeastern portion of the Yukon Territory, and the majority of British Columbia and Manitoba)
New Spain (Mexico and Central America).
- Danish America (Greenland).
- Russian America (Alaska, the majority of the Yukon Territory, and the northwestern portion of British Columbia)
Not read the books or seen the series but that looks a real mess. So there's been a coup by religious extremists which leaves a lot of the country devastated by war and insurrection, not to mention use of tactical nukes. A government in exile in the west, some degree of limited conflict with Canada!, a potential NATO intervention and growing internal opposition. Hopefully the Gilead dictatorship wouldn't last much longer and will go out with a whimper rather than a bang.