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Alabama is a state located in the Southern United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. The states capital is Montgomery while the largest city is Birmingham.

Alabama became the twenty-second state admitted to the Union, which it was on December 14, 1819. The state seceded from the Union in 1861 to become part of the Confederate States of America. It was readmitted to the Union in 1868.

Alabama in The Guns of the SouthEdit

Alabama's 11 electoral votes went to Nathan Bedford Forrest in 1867. This was the largest state (in terms of population) that he carried.[1]

Alabama in Southern VictoryEdit

Alabama became a "dry" state, prohibiting the sale of alcohol in the years before the Great War.[2]

During the Great War, the Sloss Steel Foundry was important to the Confederate war effort.[3]

After the C.S. lost the Great War, Alabama became a firmly Freedom Party state, although its faith wavered when the President Wade Hampton V was assassinated by a Freedomite in Birmingham in June 1922.[4] Thanks to the efforts of Party leaders such as Jefferson Pinkard, in 1933 a group of Freedom Party Stalwarts actually attacked a rally for Whig candidate Samuel Longstreet, with the tacit approval of law enforcement.[5] It also became a center of an ongoing Negro rebellion in the period immediately following Jake Featherston's inauguration as President in 1934.[6]

During the Second Great War, Alabama was again an industrial center key to the C.S. war effort, specifically Birmingham and Huntsville.[7]

After Georgia fell to United States General Irving Morrell, his advance turned to Alabama. Huntsville fell in mid 1944. C.S. General George Patton had hoped to make Birmingham his last stand, but after continual aerial bombing by the U.S and the threatened use of a superbomb, he realized the futility of his action, and surrendered.[8]

Armstrong Grimes was stationed in Alabama after the war. The Peace Bowl was held in Alabama.[9]

Alabama in The Two GeorgesEdit

See Florida (The Two Georges), Cherokee Nation (The Two Georges), Georgia (The Two Georges).

Literary CommentEdit

In the North American Union, the southern section of OTL Alabama is part of the province of Florida, along with the southern portion of Mississippi and the Florida Parishes of Louisiana.

The northwestern portion of the state is part of the Cherokee Nation along with northern Mississippi, northeastern Louisiana, and southeastern Arkansas.

The remainder of the state is still part of Georgia.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Guns of the South, appendices.
  2. American Front, pg. 101
  3. See generally, American Front and Walk in Hell.
  4. Blood and Iron, pg. 517-18.
  5. The Center Cannot Hold, pg 466-67.
  6. Drive to the East, pg. 452
  7. See, generally, the Settling Accounts series.
  8. In at the Death, pg. 339-340.
  9. Ibid., pg. 584.
  10. Map The Two Georges, frontispiece.

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