Well, we finally did it! After much work, starting from the political map and extending to every corner of the globe, the time has come to at last start the "official" continuation thread. This project (and world) are radically different from the American Commonwealth, True North, Hail Brittania, and Our Fair Country in terms of content, but are very much the same in their format. This project will be open to everyone, so long as established cannon is respected. All major events (such as a federal election) will be decided by consensus. I want to thank our, many, many, many, many contributors. @Oryxslayer, @Riley Uhr, @ElectricSheepNo54, @Pokemon Master @ST15RM, @Kanan, @CanadianTory, @Gian, @Turquoise Blue, @Zyxoriv have all put in a ton of effort into this. My ability to moderate the project was hampered by school, but everyone I listed (and many more who I might have missed, for which I apologize) kept this thing going on autopilot, and the insanely awesome ATL we've created is beyond amazing. So I present, after a year and a half of work, The American Crown. Here is a link to the original thread. Born from the nexus of history and philosophy, the Commonwealth of America is the foremost economic and military powerhouse on the North American continent and one of the most critical member states of the British Empire. Extending from the Atlantic to the Pacific and from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic sea with a population of just over 250 million citizens, the Commonwealth is the predominant English speaking nation on the North American continent. The capital is located in the city of Philadelphia, though other prominent cities include Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Calgary, Caernarfon, Charleston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Halifax, Liverpool, Miami, Minneapolis, Montreal, New Orleans, New York, Pittsburgh, Quebec, Seattle, Toronto, and Winnipeg. A highly developed nation, the Dominion boasts an abundance of natural resources and a long tradition of industry. With the seventh highest GDP per capita and ranked first by the Human Development Index, the Commonwealth of America is both the foremost economic power of both North America. Its advanced economy, one of the largest in the world, relies on well-developed trade networks, agricultural and industrial export, finance, technology, and tourism. America is part of several major international and intergovernmental institutions or groupings including the Council of Nations, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the G7 (formerly G8), the Group of Ten, the G20, the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. The Commonwealth of America is a federal parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy, with King George II reigning as head of state, though political power is primarily are wielded by the Prime Minister. The American Parliament is a bicameral legislative body with the lower chamber, the House of Representatives, allocating its seats in proportion to population. The Senate similarly consists of members who are proportioned by population. The Commonwealth is a realm officially within the broader British Empire, though the Commonwealth is distinguished by her peers as being the only nation with an independent monarchy, the current King being a descendant of King George III of Britain and a not-so-distant relative of Queen Elizabeth II. The Commonwealth is officially bilingual, with a large Francophone minority. It ranks among the highest in international measurements of government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom, and education. It is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many other countries. Various indigenous peoples have inhabited what is now the American Commonwealth for thousands of years prior to European colonization. Beginning in the 16th century, British and French expeditions explored, and later settled, along the Atlantic coast. As a consequence of various armed conflicts, France ceded nearly all of its colonies in North America in 1763. What followed after was a period of unrest over taxation, colonial autonomy, and corruption led to the ultimate Confederation of Britain’s continental holdings. This began an accretion of provinces and territories and a process of increasing autonomy from the United Kingdom. This widening autonomy was highlighted by the Constitution's adoption in 1785, in which George III's son William, Duke of Clarence, was declared King of the Commonwealth of America. Carte Goodwin (born February 27th, 1974) is the current Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of America and leader of the center-left Alliance. Serving as Prime Minister from 2015, following the retirement of his predecessor, Blanche Lambert, Goodwin has been a slightly more progressive figure within a Labor Party that is increasingly drifting left-ward. A lawyer before serving as Chief of Staff to then Father of the House, MP Robert Byrd, Goodwin was parachuted into parliament as a "star candidate" in a region that has traditionally been viewed as the Labor heartland. Serving as Minister of Energy from 2012-2015, Goodwin ultimately beat out other candidates for the party leadership at the 2015 Labor convention. He was elected leader of the Alliance over his Liberal counterpart, and soon after entered office after Lambert's letter of resignation took effect. Since taking office, Goodwin has called for expanded the social welfare system and has worked to raise income taxes; however, his attempts to push gun control and immigration reform has rallied up fervent opposition to his government. Prime Ministers of the Commonwealth of America. 1785: Benjamin Franklin (Crossbencher) 1790: Benjamin Franklin (Crossbencher)* 1791: John Adams (Federalist majority) [Inherited] 1795: John Adams (Federalist majority) 1800: Thomas Jefferson (Whig majority) 1804: Thomas Jefferson (Whig majority) 1807: James Madison (Whig majority) 1811: James Madison (Whig majority) 1815: John Gallois (Whig majority) [Inherited] 1816: John Gallois (Whig majority) 1820: Alexander Hamilton (Federalist majority)* 1823: Henry Clay (Federalist majority) [Inherited] 1824: Henry Clay (Federalist majority) 1828: Henry Clay (Federalist majority) 1832: John Tyler (Whig majority) 1836: John Tyler (Whig majority) 1840: Henry Clay (Federalist majority) 1844: Henry Clay (Federalist majority) 1848: Henry Clay (Federalist majority)* 1851: Daniel Webster (Federalist majority) [Inherited] 1852: Alexandre Étienne (Whig majority) 1856: Alexandre Étienne (Whig majority) 1859: Alexandre Étienne (Whig minority with Liberal support) 1860: Abraham Lincoln (Federalist majority) 1864: Abraham Lincoln (Federalist majority) 1867: John MacDonald (Federalist majority) [Inherited] 1868: Horatio Seymour (Liberal majority) 1872: Horatio Seymour (Liberal majority) 1875: Edward Blake (Liberal majority) [Inherited] 1877: Edward Blake (Liberal majority) 1882: Robert Todd Lincoln (Federalist majority) 1884: Robert Todd Lincoln (Federalist majority) 1888: Grover Cleveland (Liberal majority) 1893: Grover Cleveland (Liberal majority) 1895: Joseph Cannon (Federalist majority) 1900: Joseph Cannon (Federalist majority) 1905: Theodore Roosevelt Sr. (Progressive majority) 1910: Theodore Roosevelt Sr. (Progressive majority) 1915: Theodore Roosevelt Sr. (Progressive minority with Federalist support) 1916: Charles Evan Hughes (Federalist majority) 1920: Thomas Crerar (Progressive minority with Liberal support) 1922: Calvin Coolidge (Liberal minority with Federalist support) 1924: Calvin Coolidge (Liberal majority) 1928: Calvin Coolidge (Liberal majority) 1930: Herbert Hoover (Liberal majority) [Inherited] 1933: Upton Sinclair (EPIC majority) 1938: Hamilton Fish III (Federalist minority with Liberal support) 1940: Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (Progressive led war government with Federalist, Liberal support)* 1944: Corentin Romilly (Progressive led war government with Federalist, Liberal support) [Inherited] 1945: Evan L. Lewis (Labor majority) 1950: Evan L. Lewis (Labor majority) 1953: Felix Hebert (Labor majority) [Inherited] 1955: Felix Hebert (Labor minority with Progressive support) 1960: Leslie Arends (Federalist minority with Liberal support) 1962: Leslie Arends (Federalist majority) 1965: Leslie Arends (Federalist majority) 1968: Dufferin Roblin (Federalist majority) [Inherited] 1970: Pierre Trudeau (Alliance majority) 1974: Pierre Trudeau (Alliance majority) 1977: George McGovern (Alliance majority) [Inherited] 1979: Joseph Clark (Federalist minority with Reform, Social Credit support) 1980: Walter Mondale (Alliance minority with Progressive support) 1982: George HW. Bush (Coalition majority) 1986: George HW. Bush (Coalition majority) 1987: Brian Mulroney (Coalition majority) [Inherited] 1988: Brian Mulroney (Coalition majority) 1993: Lynn Martin (Coalition majority) [Inherited] 1993: Guilliame Blanchet (Alliance majority) 1996: Guilliame Blanchet (Alliance majority) 1999: Richard Gephardt (Alliance majority) [Inherited] 2000: John Ashcroft (Coalition majority) 2004: John Ashcroft (Coalition majority) 2008: Jack Layton (Alliance majority) 2012: Jack Layton (Alliance majority) 2015: Jack Layton (Alliance majority)* 2017: Carte Goodwin (Coalition majority) [Inherited] 2019: TBD. (This list and box may be subject to change over the next few hours.) The Parliament of the Commonwealth of America is the supreme legislative body in all of the Commonwealth of America's provinces and territories. The Parliament is divided into two separate chambers, the House of Commons, in which seats are elected by and proportioned to the population in individual electoral districts, whereas the Senate is proportioned by population but is elected by the provincial legislatures. The seat of Parliament is the House of Congress on Commonwealth Avenue in the capital city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, having been home to the parliament since the 1830s, when the legislature grew too numerous to be housed there. Commonwealth Hall was thus constructed in it's place. Formed by the British North America Act and subsequently codified by the constitution's ratification that same year, the American Parliament continues to be the undisputed political authority in the Commonwealth. The King holds the power to dissolve parliament, but has ceded almost the entirety of his executive powers to the Prime Minister, whom is traditionally selected from the party with the largest amount of seats. Likewise, the cabinet is filled with Secretaries and Ministers being drawn from the House and occasionally the Senate. Provinces of the Commonwealth of America.