I have finally figured out how I am going to finish off my Broken nation setting. By figure out what happens to the rest of the old USA.
California along with being the biggest single economy in the old US also has Space Lunch sights, a large national guard, Navy and USMC complement to take into this new great Pacifica nation.
After this Arizona is all but a territory of California with Cal Rep troops securing the boarder and both side of the Hoover Dam.
New Mexico suffers even worst then Arizona, With Texas shortly after declaring Independence invading and annexing all territory east of the the Rio Grand and Rout 25 South.
Albuquerque is completely surround on its eastern side and fences and a new boarder checkpoint. New Mexico's Emergency government was totally unprepared fro such violent action from in neighbor and has only made it to this day because of the Mountain Republic of Colorado.
Utah delectation of independence was fallowed shortly afterwards by a name change and a call for all true Mormons to return to Zion.
Along with all former Territories of Desert to try to also return if possible.
This has lead to an up surge in population, but also constant strife with it's neighbors (drive on Clifton and Grand Junction Colorado-Deseret boarder war, financing insurgents in Nevada, Occupation of Lincoln, Unitia, Sweetwater county and the frozen Snake River conflict)
The Mountain Free State of Colorado
Colorado has tried to weather the storm the best it can in these dark times. They are self sufficient with decent agriculture and resources. Along with a decent military that has so far sent all comers home with a bloody nose, but for how long?
They now effect to form alliances and trade deals to guaranteed their continued prosperity.
The Navajo Nation has been able to remain in the four corners region with out much of un upset of its territorial integrity.
One thing Deseret, Cal Rep, Colorado and what's left of New Mexico can agree on is to leave them be.
Kansas and Nebraska form the nation of Heartland, and aside from trade not much else goes on there.
The Remints of Wyoming, Montana, North and South Dakota form the nation of Yellowstone. They have a very strong Libertarian strake boarding on Anarchism. With a resource, ranching and farming biased barter economy, with goods and services exchanged for the like. Communities will often as not chip in to keep the roads maintained and to keep services running.
No army only county volunteer militias, with Law being enforced at county citizen courts.
With in the Yellowstone Republic is also the Republic of Lakotah, comprised of many native first nations peoples who form a major power base in the region.
Texas was one of the first states to move for Independence and one of the most aggressive when it came to enforcing its new nationhood. With Oklahoma joining the new nation willingly only months after the move for independence every one was caught off guard with Texas's moves to expand and secure its borders.
New Mexico was blind sided with a two pronged invasion up rout 25 and rout 40 and not stopping until they had ransacked Los Alamos. Before pulling back to the new border of Albuquerque and the Rio Grand to the West and the head waters of the Pecos River up to Colorado to the north.
Fallowing this forces where sent east to occupy and annex Louisiana.
This was the Final straw for the other remaining states of the old south who declared a reformation of the Old Confederation of states. Who where able to push Texas out of most of Florida Parishes but where not able to retake the Greater New Orleans area.
Now an uneasy pace and occupation exists along the Mississippi river.
That is enough for tonight but I will finish up the rest for you all soon.