The gateway for British settlement of North America and the former center of power in the kingdom of Jacksonia, New England is now a nation in decline.
New England was the hotbed of rebellion that led to the American Colonial War of 1775-1777. After the rebellion failed, the region was more heavily settled by British loyalists after many surviving rebels migrated west. But others remained, and carried out anti-British raids and attacks well into the early 19th Century. The British responded with more and more draconian measures that punished all residents of the colonies indiscriminately. The seeds for future rebellion were planted. These bloomed during the Napoleonic Wars, when all of Europe was engulfed in fighting. When southern general Andrew Jackson rose up against the British in North America, the people of New England threw their weight behind him and accepted him as their new king after he threw the British from the continent. King Andrew II moved his capital to Boston and made it the center of his empire. New England remained the center of Jacksonian power after the Dixie Alliance seceded after the War of Secession. After the Great War, when the victorious powers broke apart Jacksonia as part of the armistice, New England became a kingdom unto itself. Many believe it is a nation in decline, because much of Jacksonia’s agriculture was focused in the south, and much of its industry had moved west to the area that is now Lakes.
The House of Kennedy. Related to the Jacksons by marriage, the popular Joseph Kennedy took the throne in 1917 with popular support. The dynasty has turned out to have incredible political acumen and rules wisely.
New England’s main focus is on remaining one of the major powers of North America. To that end, it fosters good relations with its powerful neighbors, Lakes and the Dixie Alliance. New England royalty has married into most of the ruling families of North America and some of the more powerful kingdoms in Europe. The idea of preventing war by marriage has, for the most part, born fruit—New England hasn’t been involved in a major conflict since the Great War. But with its own industrial and economic might declining, and the rise of newer powers in the center of the continent, New England may not hold on to the ability to determine its own destiny.
The Ohio River to the west, against Lakes;
the Potomac River to the south, against the Dixie Alliance;
Quebec to the north
New England, New York (state), New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island