is the 26th state of the
on the upper midwest bordering four of the
and the one
it's named after
). The state is bordered by
to the south,
to the southwest, and the
to the east. Lansing is the capital and
is the largest city.
Michigan was one the states that Democratic strategists referred to as "the Blue Wall". During the 2016 United States Presidential Election, Michigan became vital to Senator John F. Kennedy Jr.'s bid for the presidency. While  Republican Donald Trump briefly maintained a lead early in the evening, the state finally went to Kennedy.
 Michigan remained part of the Union during the Second American Revolution.
1864 presidential election, it was one of 12 states carried by incumbent Republican President Abraham Lincoln during his unsuccessful reelection campaign. The state had eight electoral votes during the election.
At the start of the
Great War, the U.S. attempted to invade Canada on several places on the border, including from Michigan into Ontario. The offensive stalled at London.
The city of
Pontiac, Michigan was the center of the U.S. automobile industry. During the Second Great War, Pontiac also became a major production center for barrels.
President, Thomas Dewey, was born in Owosso, Michigan in 1902.
Wilberforce was a province of the North American Union, named for William Wilberforce, a British parliamentarian who helped end slavery. Thomas Bushell and Samuel Stanley rode the railway across the province's Huron Peninsula en route from Twentieth Century Limited Astoria, Illinois to Doshoweh in The Six Nations.
Wilberforce only includes the southern portion of Michigan. The Upper Peninsula is part of
New Guernsey in the Georges' timeline, along with OTL Wisconsin and Minnesota east of the Mississippi River. These names are given only on the frontispiece map; in the novel, the province remains unnamed.
Alternate Peace, loc. 613, ebook.
↑ Ibid., loc. 634.
, appendices. The Guns of the South
, pg. 95, HC. American Front ↑
, pg. 248, MPB, pg. 168, HC. The Two Georges