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A small state which broke away from Mexico at the end of the Second Pogrom War.

Chan Santa Cruz

A small state which broke away from Mexico at the end of the Second Pogrom War [In the real world the state of Quintana Roo in Mexico]. It is mostly made up of Mayan Indians who threw off Spanish control. They have their own religion, religion, the Cult of the Talking Cross.

Costa Rica

A former Spanish colony, now an independent nation.


A former Spanish colony, now an independent nation, although one which leans heavily towards France as a means of gaining security via the French military presence on the neighbouring island of Hispaniola.

The economy of Cuba is largely based on the growing and processing of a large number of varieties of sugar. Its sugar industry includes not just the processing of sugar cane into the foodstuff, but also into fuel and other non-food products. As such it exports sugar and its products around the world, and maintains close ties with a number of other formerly-Spanish nations in the region, particularly Florida.

Danish Virgin Islands

Part of the Northern System.

El Salvador

A former Spanish colony, now an independent nation.


A former Spanish colony, now an independent nation.


Previously known as Spanish Honduras, Guaymuras is a former Spanish colony that is now an independent nation.


A French colony. It has several significant naval bases and is home to a great deal of agriculture, particularly a number of specialised tropical plantations and agricultural research centres. It has close ties with the former Spanish colony of Cuba.


A former British colony, now a state within the Union. [This is equivalent to Belize in the real world.]


A former British colony, now a state within the Union.


Prior to the Second Pogrom War, Mexico was a somewhat corrupt, but functional, representative democracy, a relatively powerful, prosperous and industrialised second tier power on a par with Colombia and Louisiana. It was governed from the capital of Mexico City by its Junta [essentially a parliament; not a dictatorial council as the term has come to be known in the real world] with a President as head of state. Like Colombia it was noted for its insular and xenophobic attitude to the outside world. It had quite a large military backed up by a population obliged to perform National Service upon reaching adulthood.

When Mexico broke the Versailles Agreement by the creation of the Pogrom Plague with which its extremely xenophobic and in particular anti-Semitic government intended to destroy Judaism and in particular Mexico's neighbour, the Jewish state of Israel, it was attacked by all of the Great Powers and much of the country reduced to rubble. Its government and armed forces were disbanded and its government replaced with a puppet leadership appointed by the conquering powers.

Mexico as a nation was 'sentenced' to one hundred years without science. All Mexican scientists known to be involved in the Pogrom Plague were hunted down, tried and executed. Others were deported along with their families to 'research colonies' in other nations, where they are allowed to work, but watched. Mexican industry and infrastructure was taken over by the victorious powers [this is not unlike the Morgenthau Plan for Nazi Germany after World War Two]. Many Mexican scientists were 'encouraged' to study 'less dangerous' subjects than biology, such as physics. It is rumoured that some of them eventually made their way to nations such as Sweden.

In the aftermath of the Second Pogrom War various disaffected peoples (almost all of whom had military training received during their National Service) and opportunistic regional leaders took advantage (with rumoured help from France and/or the Union) of the post-war chaos to secede from Mexico and form new states such as Baja California, Chan Santa Cruz, Yucatan and Chiapas (some of which have since been absorbed into neighbouring nations).

In theory Mexico is still a representative democracy, the country being divided into a number of states each of which is run by a Governor [not unlike real world Mexico]. In reality, however, it is very poor and corrupt, dominated by the rich and the leaders of paramilitary groups, the informal warlords and nobility of the country, who tend to crush any opposition in the areas they represent and ride roughshod over the weak. The President is still head of state but is now much more of a powerless figurehead than before; in essense the President is little more than the ruler of the city-state of Mexico City. The government as a whole has no choice but to also submit to the authority of the foreign companies that run Mexican industry and infrastructure. As such the government is deeply unpopular with the Mexican population and often has to resort to harsh (though largely ineffective) measures to maintain control. Many people support local leaders over the central government simply because they provide them with more security than it.

Many Mexicans who endured the Second Pogrom War came out of it embittered and even more xenophobic than they were before. This xenophobia has been passed on to many of their descendants. Because of this a number of Mexican terrorist groups have grown up, generally in close association with the xenophobic paramilitary and political groups that are common across the country. Some of these groups want to remove foreign control from Mexico and restore it to its former glory. Others to have revenge for Mexico's defeat. The terrorists operate against foreign-owned facilities in Mexico, against the formerly Mexican states that seceded after the Second Pogrom War, and also outside Mexico against what they perceive as enemies of Mexico, in particular France, the Union and Israel.

Parts of the country are very lawless, home to criminals and smugglers. Because of this significant numbers of Mexicans attempt to leave the country every year. However, most of their neighbours do not welcome these immigrants and defend their borders well, with illegal immigrants sometimes harshly treated. This does not encourage friendship between Mexico and its neighbours.

Because of its poverty, Mexico is home to a large number of Mercricks. Many of these have violent, hellish conditions and are under the thumbs of criminals and warlords.

The country as a whole is subject to CPMM surveillance overflights from bases in Kaliforniya (at the tip of Baja Kaliforniya), Israel and Honduras (part of the Union), and also covert ground surveillance.

Despite this there is a significant amount of technological smuggling into Mexico, and the country is a source of illegal immigrants into Louisiana and Kaliforniya.

Before the Second Pogrom War Mexico was a world leader in agricultural genetics, particularly maize and peppers. Despite the best attempts to avoid doing so, most Mexican research facilities were destroyed during the War or its aftermath, and a great deal of knowledge and stored seed stocks were lost.


A former British colony as the Mosquito Coast, now a full member of the Union. It is the site of the Nicaraguan Canal across Central America, its borders having been adjusted by negotiation with the Nicaraguan government so that both it an Nicaragua stretch all the way across Central America from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Its capital is the city of Bluefields.

Because of the presence of the Nicaraguan Canal and the strategic significance this has, this is a very large Union military presence in Mosquitia.

Mosquitia's flag is the Blue Ensign of the Union with the symbol of the former colony of Mosquitia added to it.

The flag of Mosquitia


A former Spanish colony, now an independent nation, it sold a large area of territory to the Union for it to build the Nicaraguan Canal, and in return gained the northern part of the formerly-British Mosquitia (the Mosquito Coast), so that it now runs largely east-west rather than north-south.


A French colony, with its own French-built canal across the Central American isthmus. There may be a Nicaraguan Canal but Panama is still strategic. As with the Nicaraguan Canal in Mosquitia, because of the presence of the Panama Canal there is a very large French military presence in the country.

Puerto Rico

A former Spanish colony, now an independent nation but one which necessity has led to being strongly aligned with France.


A small state which broke away from Mexico at the end of the Second Pogrom War.

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