In the 1810s, there was once very short-lived republic, called the Republic of West Florida. It didn't last long. They tried to capture some towns from Spain, but failed, and eventually became part of the Mississippi territory. But what if, instead, the Republic of West Florida was more successful, and managed to capture more land, importantly Mobile. Then the petition to become a state in the Union, and becomes the state of West Florida. So what now? How would the admission of West Florida effect the creation of Mississippi and Alabama? How would it effect the balance of slave states, and free states? If so, what compromise could happen? What would West Florida culture be like? Later on, would the State join the Confederacy?