The Union of American States (UAS) is a nation-state occupying the south-eastern area of the North American continent. Originally a collection of British colonies, the UAS, together with what later became the United States of New England, declared independence from the British crown in 1776.
Originally, the new free colonies were part of a loosely confederated whole comprising what was to be the United States of America. However, in 1789, at a convention created for the purpose of creating a constitution that would unite all the disparate states under one government, the issue of slavery could not be settled and the northern colonies and southern colonies decided to go their separate ways creating two distinct nation states. The borders between the two nations were fixed at the Mason-Dixon line in 1789.
Thomas Jefferson was elected first President of the Union of American States and served three five-year terms. He was succeeded by John C. Calhoun, who also served for three terms. Jefferson and Calhoun set a prescedent of three terms for UAS Presidents that has been adhered to by nearly every UAS President since, with the notable exceptions of William Henry Harrison (who died in office, two months after being sworn in) and Zachary Taylor (who was killed by an assassins’ bullet).
The states of the Union include: Great Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Cuba, Hispanola, the Bahamas, Jamaica, and the Grand Caymans.
As of December 2015, GDP of the Union of American States stood at approximately 873 Billion Common Sovereigns.