| The Disputed Territories is
currently among the most hotly and coldly contested land in North
America. No one really wants it, but it has enough natural
resources and size that someone has to have it.
It consists of large sections of Nevada, Idaho,
Montana and the surrounding areas. Most of the surrounding
nations want some part or another of it. Pacifica wants a
large section of Idaho, and into the western plains of
Montana. Hollywood desires Nevada and the southern portion
of Idaho, while the Lakota and Peoples Collective lust after eastern
Montana and Wyoming.
Of course none of these factions consider the locals opinions of
them. Of which almost all have little regard for the
nations. The largest percentage are hard-working,
rural folk. Although all displeased with the national
government, most were in favor of reworking it, rather than outright
collapse. And although strong localist sentiment is issued
(Often even by Unionists), Unionist movements are quite strong here.
Law and order is achieved locally. The state governments
collapsed, but in their places, many small "Nations" arose.
Mainly centered around the county seats and the like. Some
banding together into large groups, all meant for better
defence. Protection is in the hands of local sheriffs
What little development that is actually coming into these areas are
larger corporations, intent on capitolizing on the mineral and oil
deposits in this area (The latter of which is just being
discovered). As such, their companies often provide token
protection to the local towns and districts.
Of course with no central government, piracy is rampant.
The locals are for the most part ignored, most with little enough to be
not worth attacking. Yes, most pirate bands simply
base there and raid into the surrounding nations.
of the more volatile regions. Heavily populated by it's settlers,
and the new target of the Lakota nation. Also home to a number of
mining and oil companies...And pirates.