North Dakota is both a Midwestern and Western state in the United States. It is the northernmost of the Great Plains states and is the northern half of The Dakotas. It is bordered by Minnesota to the east, South Dakota to the south, Montana to the west, and by the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba to the north. The state capital is Bismarck, and the largest city is Fargo.
During the 19th century, North Dakota was considered part of the Wild West. Formerly part of Dakota Territory (named after the Dakota tribe of Native Americans), North Dakota became a state on November 2, 1889.
North Dakota was lightly aerial-bombed by the Race during their initial invasion in 1942, but was never invaded. With much of the area along the Mississippi River targeted or occupied by the Race, both North and South Dakota become part of a critical supply line between the east coast and the western half of the country.