Shadowrun: Throw Back
UCAS is the top dog in the political shark-tank of North America these days. The United Canadian and American States (no, it doesn’t stand for United Capitalists and Sheep) was built on the corpse of the old United States of America, and carries on the proud tradition of that country all too well. The UCAS has a total population of 173,201,800 SINners, and Washington, FDC serves as the capital. Estimates on the SINIess population are all over the place, but the median figures are about 3 to 4 million.
So how did the dear old UCAS come to be? Follow me, children, and we shall see.
UCAS STATES AND TERRITORIES
The UCAS consists of 30 states and two special administrative districts (the Seattle Metroplex and the Federal District of Columbia). Some metroplex areas are virtually independent jurisdictions, but remain nominally part of their state, electing members to Congress and voting in Presidential elections on that basis. The UCAS has held no territory outside the North American continent since the secession of Hawaii.
Each state and Seattle has an elected governor, two Senators, and a varying number of representatives to the Congress of the UCAS. The Federal District of Columbia is administered by a government-appointed Commissioner and has no representatives in either House.
Modelled on the United States flag, the UCAS flag retains the field of 13 red and white stripes, with a blue canton in the upper left-hand corner. Set against the canton are five maple leaves (representing the states that were originally Canadian) and 27 stars (representing the states and territories originally part of the U.S.) reflecting the 32 states and territories of the UCAS.
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