De jure Elected legislature, de facto martial law
President Calvin Coolidge
Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland
As more and more states left the union, the federal government in D.C. became desperate. In the Fall of 1931, U.S. Army forces were defeated by People's Collective militia at Fort Scott, Kansas, striking the death blow to any serious thoughts of a restored or even partial union under federal control. Less than a year later, President Coolidge formally dissolved the United States of America to form the country of Columbia, simultaneously declaring a state of emergency and putting martial law into place. While the remnants of the U..S military ostensibly serves as a police force, it is far too busy guarding the borders to do more than the most basic maintenance of civil order.
Columbia serves as a neutral ground, a meeting place for diplomats and agents of all of the newly formed states of North America, as well as representatives from Europe and further abroad. This makes the state the natural center of espionage and underhanded political machinations in North America, while simultaneously compromising its "dry" status. Dignitaries with diplomatic immunity openly flaunt local laws, hosting lavish parties where the booze flows freely. Despite this overall neutrality, relations with the Empire State in particular have become frosty due to recent border incursions.
Magic and DemographicsEdit
The native population of Columbia is primarily human and epesi, although the presence of so many foreign dignatiries means the city's day-to-day life is a chaotic hodgepodge of both races and cultures. There is little magical presence in Columbia, except when such interests coincide with a national representative: for example, on those occasions that the Five Tribes or Navajo Territory send an ambassador, members of Suukya' Taawa are frequently chosen.