St. Louis is the largest metropolis in the state of Missouri. The city was founded in 1764 just south of the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers by colonial French who named the settlement after King Louis IX of France. The city, as well as the future state of Missouri, became part of the Spanish Empire after the French were defeated in the Seven Years' War. In 1800, the land was secretly transferred back to France, whose leader, Napoleon Bonaparte, sold it to the United States in 1803. Itt was nicknamed the "Gateway to the West" for its role in the westward expansion of the United States.
The Krolp made St. Louis the capital of their North American territories. U.S.PresidentHarris Moffatt III was educated in St. Louis, as was his son. The Moffats were exiled to St. Louis after the U.S. was finally crushed by the Krolp.
St. Louis was occupied by the Race along with most of the Mississippi during their invasion and seen as a crucial objective in regaining control of the river. Battles to achieve that goal pitted American General Dwight Eisenhower based in southern Missouri and Arkansas against Shiplord Horrep. The Peace of Cairo returned St. Louis to the United States.