This article is about the city in Pennsylvania. See also Philadelphia, Mississippi
Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania. It is colloquially referred to as "Philly", and known as "The City of Brotherly Love".
During part of the 18th century, the city was the first capital and most populous city of the United States. At that time, it eclipsed Boston and New York City in political and social importance, with Benjamin Franklin taking a large role in Philadelphia's rise. The city was the geographic center of the 18th century thinking and activity that gave birth to the American Revolution and subsequent American democracy and independence.
Philadelphia is a major commercial, educational, and cultural center for the nation.
Philadelphia in A Different Flesh Edit
Philadelphia was the capital of the Federated Commonwealths of America.
Philadelphia in In the Presence of Mine EnemiesEdit
The remains of the Liberty Bell was excavated from the radioactive ruins of the city by expendable American prisoners, and was brought to the Greater German Reich's capital Berlin, where it was kept behind thick leaded glass in the Soldier's Hall.
Philadelphia in Southern Victory Edit
Philadelphia fell to the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in 1862 following the battle of Camp Hill. This campaign convinced Britain and France to recognize the Confederate States, forcing the Union to surrender the War of Secession.
In the Second Mexican War, President James G. Blaine ordered the evacuation of the government to Philadelphia following the bombardment of Washington, DC. Philadelphia would remain the de facto capital of the US from 1881 on and would serve as a military bulwark against Confederate aggression.
In the Great War, the Army of Northern Virginia once again advanced on Philadelphia, but was beaten back well short of the city. During the Second Great War the city suffered numerous bombing raids coinciding with Operation Blackbeard including one that killed US President Al Smith in 1942.
Philadelphia in The War That Came EarlyEdit
Peggy Druce hailed from Philadelphia.