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Confederation of American States
CAS
Flag of CAS
Capital Atlanta
Government Representative Democracy
Leaders President of the CAS: Cheryl Cundiff
Population 105,867,000
Land area
GDP (total) 2.7 trillion
(per capita)
Major Ethnic Groups
Major Languages Spoken
Major Religions
Currency 3 CAS Dollar (C$) = 1 Nuyen (¥)
Flag of CAS since 2072

New flag of the CAS (since July 4th 2072)

The Confederation of American States, abbrevated as the CAS, and sometimes referred to as the Confederated American States, is a republic in eastern North America, stretching from the Atlantic in the east to the beginning of the Sierra Madre. It shares land borders with UCAS, Pueblo, Aztlan, and South Florida.

The country has 13 states, which have a level of local autonomy according to the system of federalism. A CAS citizen may be referred simply as an American, a Confederationist, or a CASer. Calling a CAS citizen a "Confederate" (referring back to the moniker used in the American Civil War) is often considered an insult (albeit an unintended one).

HistoryEdit

2034: Formation [1]

After the merger of US and Canada into the UCAS in 2030, delegates from the southern states of the US/UCAS met in 2032 in Atlanta at the Secession Convention to discuss. On 10 November 2034, Alabama, Arkansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia seceded from the UCAS and formed the Confederation of American States. The Treaty of Richmond signed by UCAS and CAS splits the state of Missouri, Virginia and the UCAS Sector of Denver in two, and merged northern counties of Oklahoma with Kansas.

In 2035, Aztlan invaded Texas. Texas seceded from the CAS after its government refused to send troops to retake lost territories. Texas returned in 2036 after failing to reconquer its lost territories.

In 2072 the Congress of the Confederation of American States opted for a new national flag, presented to the public on July 4 at the North Georgia Military Academy in Dahlonega, Georgia.[2]

Politics Edit

Institutions Edit

Each state elects three senators to the CAS Senate, and one representative per 15,000 inhabitants to the CAS House of Representatives. For the Presidential Election, each state elects to the Electoral College a number of electors equal to the sum of their senators and representatives seats. In turn the Electoral College elects the President of the CAS for four years. Presidents can serve a limit of two terms, senators a limit of four.

In general the CAS government gives most authority to the indvidual states, with the Confederate institutions being largely administrative, possessing little local authority. There are a few exceptions, described below.

ERLAEdit

The Extraterritorial Registry and Liaison Agency is responsible for administering all relations with extraterritorial entities (e.g. megacorps) within the CAS. In theory they are tasked with inspecting and monitoring extraterritorial properties to ensure that they are complying with the terms of their territory leases and relevant CAS law. In practice the system of inspections is widely believed to be broken as ERLA is required to notify corporations well in advance of any inspections; except for cases of "extreme concern". This has resulted in ERLA recruiting significant shadow talent to provide justification for short-notice inspections.

DDIEdit

The Department of Domestic Investigations is responsible for inter-state crime in the CAS. They are organized into forces that focus on specific types of crime (Violent, Corporate, Sex, Vice, etc.), and provide assistance to local police forces - whether they ask for it or not. The largest forces are the Counter-Intelligence Force (CIF) and the Counter-Terrorism Force (CTF) that are responsible for disrupting foreign and corporate operations in the CAS. The CTF is notorious in the shadow community for their brutality when going after terrorist suspects.

DSIEdit

The Department of Strategic Intelligence is the CAS’ intelligence agency. Their primary focus is, unsurprisingly, Aztlan, and most of their efforts are focused on operations in Aztlan - though it is rumored that they go out of their way to disrupt Aztechnology commercial projects as a matter of policy. While they are technically responsible only for operations outside the CAS, the line gets kind of blurry with Aztechnology & Aztlan, leading to legendary turf wars between DDI, ERLA and DSI.

DEPEdit

The Department of Environmental Protection is responsible for controlling and reducing pollution levels. They work closely with ERLA to enforce environmental regulations as much as possible on the megacorporations. At least in theory. The "Deeps" are generally considered to be the most corrupt branch of the Confederate government. The only good thing that is said about them is that at least the bribes are expensive.

Political Parties Edit

The four major political forces in the CAS are:

In 2024, members of the US Democratic Party walked out of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and formed the Southern Democratic Party. In 2034, members of the UCAS Republican Party joined the Southern Democratic Party to organize the Secession Convention.

The Southern Democrats had control of the CAS Senate from 2034 to 2040. The Southern Conservative Party broke away from the CAS Republican Party in 2038. The Democratic Reform Party splits off the Southern Democratic Party in 2040, weakening it enough to allow the Southern Conservatives to take control of the Senate until 2060. In 2060, the Republican Party and the Democratic Reform Party, two minority parties by then, united within the True American Coalition, winning the Presidential Election of 2060 and capturing the Senate.

Foreign RelationsEdit

MilitaryEdit

The CAS military is overseen by the Bureau of Defense.

The ground forces are the largest military force on North America:

  • Six active Army divisions
  • 16 air combat squadrons
  • Two Marine expeditionary forces
    • 1st Marine Reconnaissance Battalion
      • A Company (known informally as the "Ferrets")

In general, CAS military technology lags behind the UCAS, Aztlan and Pueblo; with magical capabilities roughly equal to those of the UCAS.

The CAS Navy is primarily focused on the Gulf of Mexico, and Aztlan, with a relatively small surface fleet, but arguably the most powerful submarine service on Earth.[7]

Geography Edit

List of the States of the Confederation Edit

Major CAS Cities Edit

PoliticsEdit

  • Government offers bounty on those who animate the dead [8]

Economy Edit

Corporate PresenceEdit

  • Ares owns Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral [10]

MagicEdit

  • Laws regarding magic use [13]

CrimeEdit

ShadowsEdit

SmugglingEdit

The End Run [17] and the Throat [18] smuggling routes pass through the CAS.

UnderworldEdit

  • Mafia influence in [19]
  • A small gang called the Voodoo Posse claims the French Quarter of New Orleans as turf [20]

ReferencesEdit

This page forked from Wordman's The Sixth World: A geographical index to the world of Shadowrun

  1. Shadowrun Third Edition p.30
  2. Running Wild p.4 - Jackpoint
  3. Year of the Comet p.130
  4. London Sourcebook p.41
  5. Germany Sourcebook p.43
  6. Target: UCAS pp.18-19
  7. Shadows of North America pp.66–67
  8. Year of the Comet p.91
  9. Corporate Download p.78
  10. Year of the Comet p.14
  11. Year of the Comet p.19
  12. Street Samurai Catalog p.38
  13. gm2 p.12
  14. Magic in the Shadows p.87
  15. Target: Matrix p.27
  16. Target: Matrix pp.37-39
  17. Target: Smuggler Havens pp.87-88
  18. Target: Smuggler Havens pp.86-87
  19. Underworld Sourcebook pp.35-36
  20. Underworld Sourcebook p.105

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