|Nuclear stalemate keeps the peace between the increasingly strained slave-holding Confederacy and a libertarian Union wary of an apocalyptic war.|
|1856; William Walker retains control of Nicaragua, and uses that base to break the Union blockade of the CSA, allowing the South to win at Antietam and become independent.|
|Western (multipolar), Indo-Western (unitary).|
United States (representative democracy, CR2), Confederate States (oligarchy, CR4 for whites, CR6 for others), German Empire (dictatorship, CR5), United Republic of India (representative democracy, CR3).
|Tech Level||8 (aerospace, late TL8)|
In this world, prior to the American Civil War, Wiilliam Walker retained Nicaragua and broke the Union blockade of the Confederacy in 1856, allowing a surviving Confederacy to become independent. It is now 1993, and the Confederacy still holds slaves, while the Union is more liberal; a nuclear stalemate currently holds between them.