The United States of my Golden Age timeline, showing it from it's greatest extent of 56 states in the 2030's, through it's transformation to the United Commonwealths in the 40's and 50's, and it's eventual dissolution upon creation of the Confederated Nations Alliance.
Trying out the Wiki-ish style, as inspired by
's "A Different Revolution" maps.
Questions welcome as always
EDIT: A further explanation of the situation presented in the maps
"The point of the Commonwealths was less about political and cultural unions, and more about economics, the idea being that "stronger" states would help "weaker" states only if they were politically united with them, as opposed to being seperate but federally-bound entities - Virginia and Carolina helping their former neighbours to the west, New Jersey helping the bloated and socially crippled New York, California being divided to split it's enormous wealth (funded by this time mainly through biotechnologies) and break it‘s monopoly, Rio Grande and Texas uniting to pool their respective energy and space industries... After the initial success of the Commonwealths, it was clear that the remaining states would be left behind both economically and politically if staying simply federalised, thus why the remaining states were organised into new Commonwealths, primarily on an economic basis to create economies that could compete with the already existing Commonwealths. Some of the new Commonwealths created were, as a result, culturally or politically diverse, and in turn were vastly different from each other. Rather than drawing the nation together, the diverging economic, political and social environments within the Commonwealths is commonly thought to have led directly to the eventual dissolution of the federation, to be replaced by the confederal arrangement sought by the newly independent and individual Commonwealths, eventually resulting in the Confederated Nations Alliance."