The Unified American Alliance (UAA)


Aila Solas

Aila Solas

Ethnicity: Scottish-Canadian

Age: 19

Sex: Female

Height: 5'5" (1.68m)

Service Branch: UAA Naval Space Force

Rank: Cadet (Soon to be Ensign)

Posting: UAA Naval Science Academy, Vancouver British Columbia

Call Sign: Bravo-4

Specialty: Science

Temperament: Mild

Intelligence: Extremely high

As an officer-cadet of the UAA Naval Science Force, Aila should be getting ready for her first posting as an Ensign. But she is much more worried about the Artificial Intelligence Accords about to be signed which will legalize unrestrained A.I.s on Earth again. She is confident almost to the point of arrogance about her own technological skills, but she has almost zero experience in the real world since she (and the rest of her classmates) were recruited into the UAA Science Academy after a brazen attack by the ZPK wiped out the Science Academies in Japan and Toronto, leaving the UAA in desperate enough need for scientists and engineers to wave age limits and recruit directly from high schools into an accelerated program. Aila is much more worried about the fate of her friend, Huan, in Russia-occupied China, than she is about where she might be posted after she graduates from the Academy. She is eager to prove herself, and doesn't trust A.I. at all. She has red hair, isn't tremendously serious, and likes to play with technology.



Darby Rogers

Darby Rogers

Ethnicity: African-Canadian

Age: 30

Sex: Male

Height: 6'0" (1.83m)

Service Branch: UAA Marines

Rank: Sergeant

Posting: UAA Naval Science Academy, Vancouver British Columbia

Call Sign: Bravo-1

Specialty: Leadership

Temperament: Relaxed but stern

Intelligence:

A Marine fireteam leader on special assignment at the Academy. Serious when he has to be, but he likes to joke around. He has seen a lot of combat.



Taya Saitō

Taya Saitō

Ethnicity: Japanese

Age: 23

Sex: Female

Height: 5'4" (1.65m)

Service Branch: UAA Marines

Rank: Sergeant

Posting: UAAS Fox

Call Sign: Bravo-3

Specialty: Combat tactics & medic

Temperament: Short tempered and snarky

Intelligence: High

A fireteam leader posted to the UAAS Fox. She's an accomplished field medic, an excellent fighter and leader. She has a dark sense of humor, and is not afraid to punch someone who annoys her. She will sometimes cut loose with her friends, but rarely.



Alexander Kowalski

Alexander Kowalski

Ethnicity: Eastern European/Jewish

Age: 26

Sex: Male

Height: 5'8" (1.77m)

Service Branch: UAA Marines

Rank: Corporal

Posting: UAA Naval Science Academy, Vancouver British Columbia

Call Sign: Bravo-2

Specialty: Hand-to-hand fighting, demolitions

Temperament: Easy-going and silly

Intelligence: Medium-high

He is never serious unless he absolutely has to be. Will crack jokes about almost anything.




2067: The United States is reeling from the loss of forces in Japan and South Korea, and losing their war with the South American Federation, the citizens of the United States start openly talking about secession over the war. Texas secedes the following month, with the rest of the Southern States following in short order. California also secedes, as does Utah and Nevada, the United States government falls shortly after that as Senators and Congress reps flee Washington D.C. back to their home states. Japanese and Korean refuges flee to Canada. Asian & Russian-Americans also flee to Canada. With the U.S. military involved with the war with the SAF, there are no forces left to bring the rogue states back into the union or to restore general order. National Guard forces are barely able to maintain order in their own states. The union of states dissolves soon after that, with various territories declaring themselves their own countries. Canada tries to keep the peace at first, then closes its borders after several border states stage raids for resources.

2068: Canada annexes Washington, then Oregon as protectorates after those states strike a bargain for resources. The former Southern US states are facing a crisis of people out of work due to disrupted trade, food shortages, and violence in the streets. Organizers of the secession are rounded up and lynched. The former Southern States stage raids on the Mid-Western states, trying to secure a food supply. The Mid-Western states petition the California-Nevada-Utah territory for aid, and get it — California sends National Guard soldiers to help defend the borders between the Mid-West and Southern states. The Southern states sue for peace the following month, and ask Canada for protection. Canada annexes the Southern states.

2102: The rest of the former United States are absorbed into Canada in short order after that, some peacefully, some less peacefully. Most of the states are allowed to keep their state names and just become new provinces of Canada, a couple of the smaller ones are grouped together into single territories though, such as the 13 original colonies now just being called New England.

2103: The war between former US forces and the remnants of the SAF ends.

2109: Founding of the Unified American Alliance (UAA) consisting of what was left of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, major parts of South America, and Japan.

2122: The UAA makes peace with the remaining SAF forces, those South American powers join the Alliance. The ZPK is still in a cold war with the UAA, and the two powers frequently fight.