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New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. It is bordered on the northeast by New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania and on the southwest by Delaware. New Jersey lies largely within the sprawling metropolitan areas of New York City and Philadelphia. It is the most densely populated state in the United States.

New Jersey in "The Breaking of Nations"[]

New Jersey, New York, and New England were placed under martial law, or something near enough like it, during the Pacifica secession crisis of 2031.[1]

As Pacifica gained recognition, and the U.S. government continued its authoritarian course in response, New Jersey state officials joined their neighbors and stopped cooperating with the federal authorities in any way.[2] In response, President Mike Pence ordered the National Guard units in New Jersey and other rebellious states into federal service.[3] In response, Pacifica's acting president, Nicole Yoshida, announced her support for New Jersey and the other rebelling northeast states.[4]

Literary comment[]

New Jersey's decision to leave the U.S. and form "Newtopia" with the rest of the rebelling northeastern states is a key plot point of James Morrow's work, "The Purloined Republic".

New Jersey in The Guns of the South[]

New Jersey remained part of the Union during the Second American Revolution.

During the 1864 presidential election, it and neighboring Delaware were the only two states which Independent candidate George McClellan was able to carry in his unsuccessful bid for the presidency.[5] The state had seven electoral votes during the election.

New Jersey in The Hot War[]

The Tu-4 en route to drop an atom bomb on Philadelphia in May, 1952, instead crashed near New Egypt, New Jersey after the plane clipped something while flying low. The crash killed all 11 crewmen on board and, mercifully, the bomb did not detonate.[6]

New Jersey in The Man With the Iron Heart[]

New Jersey was the home of Lou Weissberg, the Counter-Intellgence Corps officer who play a critical role in finding and killing German Freedom Front head Reinhard Heydrich.

New Jersey in Southern Victory[]

Bedloe Island between New Jersey and New York City was the home of the Statue of Remembrance.

President Upton Sinclair began his political career in New Jersey, though he was born in Maryland.

New Jersey in The Two Georges[]

In the aftermath of the Seven Year' War, New Jersey was one of a number of colonies that chafed under unrepresentative direct British rule. However, a new arrangement was peacefully negotiated forming the North American Union. Thus, New Jersey was one of the oldest Provinces of the NAU.

References[]

  1. "The Breaking of Nations," pg 24, loc 313, ebook.
  2. Ibid., pg 64., loc. 958.
  3. Ibid., pg. 65, loc. 976.
  4. Ibid. pg. 66, loc. 987.
  5. The Guns of the South, appendices.
  6. Fallout, loc. 6810-6821, ebook.
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