Angelica is the name given to the giant pre-war metropolis Los Angeles. The city is the capital of the Angel's Republic and the state of Angelica.
The city of Los Angeles was founded in 1771 by the Spanish Empire as "El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula" (in English, "The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of Porciúncula"). This would later be shortened to Los Angeles. In 1821, New Spain achieved its independence from the Spanish Empire, and became Mexico. Los Angeles became the regional capital of Alta California.
As part of the Mexican Cession following the Mexican-American War, the city and the rest of Alta California were ceded to the United States. In 1876, the Southern Pacific railroad line was completed, bringing railroads to the city. In 1892, oil was found in the city, and in just a few decades would become America's largest oil producer. In 1910, Hollywood merged with Los Angeles, which already had 10 movie companies operating within. By 1921, 80% of the world's film industry was concentrated in Los Angeles.
Like the rest of the country, Los Angeles suffered greatly in the Great Depression. The city became a major center of wartime manufacturing during World War II. After WWII, the city grew more rapidly than ever, sprawling into the San Fernando Valley and receiving a suburban population boost from the new Interstate Highway System.
Effects of the War Edit
As a huge population center and economic powerhouse in the United States, Los Angeles was naturally a major target of the Soviet Union. Before the war, about 2,479,015 people lived in the city. After the war, only about 200,000 people survived, including many famous celebrities and wealthy people living in Hollywood.
In 1971, many people who would become Christian missionaries became the first to emerge from their shelters. These missionaries called the ruins of Los Angeles Angelica, in honor of their leader John Fulton's late wife, Angelica Fulton.
After the war, the suburban areas of the city broke into chaos. Racial tensions pushed this chaos further. By 1975, four factions existed in these areas: the Hounds, the Surfers, the Rattlesnakes, and the Panthers. In 1976, the Unionists were founded in Hollywood by James Hathaway. The Unionists wanted to unite the Angelica area and rebuild the city.
Angelican War Edit
By 1979, the Unionists had gained more power than any other faction in Angelica. Most people in Hollywood joined, and even some members of other factions got tired of the infighting and joined. The other factions saw them as a threat and formed an unlikely alliance to destroy the Unionists (except the Panthers). The Unionists promised the Panthers equal rights, and allied with them