by John Armstrong
This is a variant of Global Diplomacy I – all rules of Global Diplomacy I will apply.
In this variant, the United States is eliminated as a power and replaced with 6 independent powers. More centers are added, creating “another Europe” in the Americas.
- New provinces, supply centers, and boundaries are created, as noted on the maps. In the world map, the new provinces and sea zones are noted with red borders.
- The United States is split into six powers: California, Chicago, “Ecotopia” (The Northwest), New York, The South, and Texas. This change creates a total of 17 players.
- A special rule applies to land-locked Chicago. Provided they own one of the following centers and leave it vacant during a Winter phase, they can build fleets (not armies) in any of the following centers as if they were Home Centers: Atlanta, Houston, New York City, and Seattle.
- The Philippians is now a non-center and unplayable.
The Six American Powers:
|Short Name||Official Name||Color||Letter (for units)|
|California||The California Free State||Teal||C|
|Chicago||The Midwest Federation||Deep Purple||M|
|New York||The North East Union||Medium Blue||Y|
|The South||The Southern Confederacy||Brick Red||S|
|Texas||The Lone Star Republic||Copper||X|
California: A San Francisco, F Los Angeles, A San Diego
Chicago: A Chicago, A Milwaukee, A Detroit
Ecotopia: A Anchorage, F Seattle, A Portland
New York: A Boston, F New York City, A Philadelphia
The South: A Atlanta, A Raleigh, F Miami
Texas: A Dallas, F Houston, A San Antonio