In 1787, Alexander Hamilton argued before the Constitutional Convention that the United States should become an elective monarchy, with its president ruling for life, unless impeached. The United States, which was a new country at that time, was rife with difficulties and through his rousing speech, Hamilton was able to sway the greatest minds in America’s history. Elective monarchies, he argued, would be able to rule well, because the people would still have a say. The support was enormous, and George Washington was named king over the still growing country.
Not everything is made to last, however, and after the Civil War, fought between the abolitionist south who wanted a democracy and the monarchy supporters of the north, it was decided that the country needed something more stable, and the US went from an elective monarchy to a hereditary one. The Washington family had won every election since the elective monarchy was established, and with this new law, they became the official ruling family of the country. Among the changes the new monarchy brought in, the country’s whole government was changed with the establishment of dukedoms.
Finally truly united, it became the largest monarchy in the world, one that has not been without its problems. Welcome to the Republic of the United States of America.
The year is 2020 and the Queen has died under unusual circumstances. Her oldest son has already abdicated the throne, not wanting to rule and her husband died four years ago in a horseback riding accident. Now the young princess, Alice Washington, will assume the throne, but her mother does not leave her a united country. Instead her country is torn apart by two warring sects—those who support the monarchy and those who secretly belong to the abolitionist group, the Founding. They will stop at nothing to see the Washington family eradicated, and for the United States to become the democracy it was always destined to be.