Chihuahua is a state in northern Mexico with a mainland area of 247,087 sq km (95,400.8 sq mi). It is surrounded by the states of Sonora to the west, Sinaloa to the south-west, Durango to the south, and Coahuila to the east, and by the U.S. states of Texas to the north-east and New Mexico to the north. Chihuahua is the largest state in Mexico by area, and therefore has the nickname El Estado Grande ("The Big State").
Chihuahua played a pivotal role in the Mexican Revolution and was a battleground between revolutionary forces led by Pancho Villa and federal forces.
Chihuahua in Southern Victory
Chihuahua was a state of the Empire of Mexico until 1881, when it and the state of Sonora were purchased by the Confederate States, an act which precipitated the Second Mexican War, as the United States unsuccessfully sought to block the purchase.
Chihuahua contributed troops to both the Great War and the Second Great War, although U.S. forces left the state relatively alone. Chihuahua, like Sonora, became a Freedom Party stronghold after the Great War.
Although Sonora and Chihuahua had both been Mexican states, and maintained a strongly Mexican culture, there was a level of rivalry between the two, in matters such as soccer.
Chihuahua, like all Confederate states, was occupied by US forces after the Second Great War.
Chihuahua in The Two Georges
Nueva Vizcaya was a province of Nueva España. It bordered Mexico to the south, Sinacoa to the west, Nuevo León to the east, and the North American Union provinces of Phoenix and Cranmer to the north.
In addition to OTL Chihuahua, Nueva Vizcaya seems to contain Durango and a fair bit of Coahuila as well. The map is far from precise as to the exact borders.
The Bay of Vizcaya (Biscay) is the section of the Atlantic Ocean between western France and northern Spain. That the name is given to a landlocked province may be a humorous flourish on the authors' part.
- The Two Georges, frontispiece map.