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Missouri was the 24th state admitted to the United States. It was admitted as a slave-state, which proved pivotal in the country's later history. When the South seceded, Missouri did not vote to secede with it. The loyalties of the people were split, and military conflict in the state prevented it from successfully joining the Confederate States. Slavery was legal in Missouri until the 13th Amendment was ratified on December 6, 1865.

Missouri in The Guns of the SouthEdit

Missouri was one of the states the newly-independent Confederacy sought to annex after the Second American Revolution, along with Kentucky. The U.S. and the C.S. agreed to a plebiscite in each state. During the plebiscite, Missouri voted to remain with the United States while Kentucky voted to join the Confederacy.

Missouri was one of 10 states that Horatio Seymour carried in his election to the presidency in 1864.[1]

Missouri in In the Presence of Mine EnemiesEdit

St. Louis, Missouri was the location of a base belonging to the Wehrmacht of the Greater German Reich.

Missouri in Southern VictoryEdit

Missouri's boundaries were expanded in 1917 when the northeastern area of the Confederate state of Arkansas was annexed at the end of the Great War by the victorious United States. Years later, this territory became a casus belli for the Second Great War.

Throughout its history, the population of Missouri was divided in its loyalties, with a sizable portion of the state having pro-Confederate sympathies. Rioting, sabotage, bushwhacking and minor revolts broke out during the War of Secession, the Second Mexican War, and both Great Wars. By the Second Great War, Missouri still had some stubborn Confederate sympathizers. C.S raiders would also frequently sneak up into Missouri from Arkansas.

Missouri in The Two GeorgesEdit

Missouri was a province of the North American Union. It bordered Hanover, Cranmer, Louisiana, the Cherokee Nation, Tennessee, Franklin, Illinois, and Mississippi.

Literary CommentEdit

The borders of this province are considerably different from that of OTL state. This Missouri contains Missouri south of the Missouri River, northern Arkansas, all of Kansas, and Nebraska south of the Platte River. The rest of OTL Missouri is part of the province of Mississippi.[2]

Missouri in WorldwarEdit

Although the Race overran much of Missouri in 1942, the state remained a battleground with American forces under General Dwight Eisenhower holding on to the southern part of the state. The Race evacuated Missouri after the Peace of Cairo in 1944.

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Guns of the South, appendices.
  2. The Two Georges, frontispiece map.

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