Cascadia, Pacific Cascadia

Cascadia
Image from The Cascadian Republic

Cascadia was an Old Earth Interplanetary Age polity, originally a breakaway from USA, formed when the states of Oregon and Washington seceded from the union. In the middle 3rd century AT Cascadia went through an expansionist phase; as the relative importance of nation-states continued to decline in the face of ecoregionalism, international trade agreements, virtual nations, and other trends, the provinces of British Columbia, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories joined Cascadia without entirely shedding their older allegiances to Canada, and the state of Alaska also chose Cascadian membership. A number of Cascadian colonies were established at this time in the Belt and outer Solsys, including large numbers of bubblehabs in the atmospheres of the gas giants, mostly with Genetekker help. In 380 Cascadia officially affiliated with the Jovian League. Historians have cited Cascadia as an early example of a new kind of nationhood that was to be come increasingly common in following years. It remained an interesting mix of high tech, ecological activism, and cyberdemocracy right up to the commencement of the Nanodisaster.

 
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Development Notes
Text by M. Alan Kazlev
additions by Stephen Inniss
Initially published on 24 September 2001.