Arizona is a state located in the southwestern region of the United States. Arizona was the 48th and the last of the contiguous states, admitted to the Union on February 14, 1912, the 50th anniversary of Arizona's recognition as a territory of the United States. Arizona is noted for its desert climate, exceptionally hot summers, and mild winters, but the high country in the north features pine forests and mountain ranges with cooler weather than the lower deserts.

Arizona in "The Breaking of Nations"[]

When Pacifica broke away from the United States in 2031, Arizona became a border state in more ways than one. As it was not as reliably reactionary as it had been in the past, it seemed at least possible that the state might adopt the "neutrality" policy Nevada had implemented, rather than siding with President Mike Pence.[1]

Arizona in The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump[]

The Arid Zone was one of the Confederated Provinces of America.[2] It was carved from the lands taken from the Empire of Aztecia in a war fought in the 1840s.

Arizona in The Guns of the South[]

Arizona was one of the western territories that President Jefferson Davis hoped to obtain for the Confederate States in the peace talks following the Second American Revolution. This proved beyond the grasp of the CSA, which settled for the Indian Territory instead.

Arizona in "Half the Battle"[]

The Zona was a region in the Kingdom of SoCal. In the closing days of the reign of King Burger, SoCal was able to reinvent the space shuttle based on a text found in the Zona.

Arizona in Southern Victory[]

Southern New Mexico Territory seceded from the Union as the Confederate Territory of Arizona on March 16, 1861. Arizona was recognized as a Confederate Territory by presidential proclamation of Jefferson Davis on February 12, 1862.

During the War of Secession, the CS Army attempted to take control of Arizona, but the campaign ended in failure. When the Confederacy achieved independence several months later, US Forces in the Arizona Territory were too strong, and the Confederacy was unable to get the territory partitioned like Virginia and West Virginia. So it remained part of the Territory of New Mexico, which later became a State.

In 1941, Confederate President Jake Featherston harkened back to the aborted Arizona as a "Confederate" territory in his call for war against the US.

Literary Comment[]

The OTL Arizona is still part of the US state of New Mexico throughout Southern Victory.

Arizona in Worldwar[]

The environment and ecology of the Arizona desert were badly damaged by the Race's importation of zisuili and other animals from Home, which crossed into Arizona from Race-controlled Mexico.

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  1. And the Last Trump Shall Sound, pg. 20-21, loc. 256-270, ebook.
  2. The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump, p. 259.