The Militias

The Militias

ADDITIONAL HISTORY IN THE YEAR 2061

The New South Militia has risen into a powerful manufacturing and service economy. The New South retains some values of the South of the past, but in 2061 holds mostly new values of the future. They aim to defend a way of living and oppose a strong central government. They are southern gentleman and southern belles, but they will fight for what they believe. A majority of the southerners have a conservative political viewpoint. Secession and ideological conversion are the only answers they can live with. Either black or white divisions depending on the player’s choice, represent the New South Militia.
The Yankees Militia of the Northeast (Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont) in 2061 is still the old establishment. They are clever, shrewd, arrogant, and determined to bring northeastern values back to America. The Yankees are predominantly far left wing liberals. They have much influence with foreign governments due to their financial power. Some consider them pirates because they rob people of their identity. Blue divisions represent the Yankee Militia.
The New Industrialists Militia of the Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin) has become wealthy and powerful in 2061, partially due to their water cartel that sells water to western states. There has also been a rebirth of new forms of industry that has drawn people to the Midwest. The Midwest peoples have an interesting mix of democrat and republican viewpoints. They are a people with common sense, practical values, and hard work, and will fight hard for what they believe. Yellow divisions represent the New Industrialist Militia.
The Texas Rangers Militia is still as brash as ever in 2061. They are risk-takers, individualists, self-reliant, and proud. They believe a seventh flag will fly over the new U.S.A. capital in Austin when they have won the war and have formed a new country. Texans are predominantly republicans with their political beliefs. A new energy source found very deep under ground and found only in Texas has brought new wealth and power. Red divisions represent the Texas Rangers Militia.
The Montana Vigilante Militia has come out of nowhere to become one of the most powerful militias in 2061. After Alaska was sold, half the residents moved to the state of Washington and the other half to Montana. Many new metals have been found deep in the mountains of Montana that are used for military purposes. The leaders of the militia are far right republican.. The Montana people are rugged and fearless. They will take the law into their own hands at any cost. Green divisions represent the Montana Vigilante Militia.
The Californians Opportunists Militia is the single most powerful militia located in one state in 2061. Included with the Opportunists Militia are the residents of Hawaii. They are a mixture of people who believe any opportunity should be taken to create wealth, and those who believe in protecting the environment. They are moderate democrats with their political beliefs. They are a people with a passion for love and technology, are diversified in skills and culture, but will join together to fight for their rights. Orange divisions represent the Californian Opportunists Militia.
The Independent states have strong views on which direction America should take in 2061. The people of these states are either conservative or liberal with their political viewpoints. Each state has a militia, but they remain neutral, though powerful militias that have risen up around them. They are reluctant to join any given militia, but will serve in any militia that shows a passion for a new America.