The Oned Rikes of America (O.R.A.), mainly called the Oned Rikes (O.R.) or America, is a bound groundlawful folkwealth made up of fifty rikes and a bound shire. The land is indwelt in midmost North America, where its forty-eight linked rikes and Washington, C.S. (Columborough Shire), the headtown shire, lie between the Great Frithly and Even Seas, landlinked to Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. The rike of Shoulderland is in the northwest of the landstretch, with Canada to the east and Russland to the west across the Bering Narrowing. The rike of Firelands is an ilandcluster in the mid-Great Frithly Sea. America also holds a few landstocks in the Great Frithly and Caribish Seas. America is one of the world's most heathenly sundry and manibreeding folklands, the outcome of great incomings from many rikes. The earthlore and weather of the Oned Rikes is also sundry.
Oldenindish incame from Eastland to what is now the Oned Rikes mainland around 15,000 years ago. After 1500, Old World illnesses brought by Europish greatly lowered their befolkering. Europish besettling began around 1600 and came mostly from Angland. The Oned Rikes forthcame from thirteen British rikelings befound along the Even seaboard, which made their own wealthships and folkrike rikeburgerly networks. Fightings between Great Britain and the Americkish rikelings led to the Americkish Uprising. On Afterlithe 4, 1776, chosenmen from the 13 rikelings onereardly outputted the Acknowledgehood of Selfdom, which grounded the Oned Rikes of America. The new land, with Frankish help, overcame Britain in the Uprising War, which became the first outcome-worthy war of selfdom against a Europish rikedom. The Groundlaw of today was taken in on Harvestmonth 17, 1787; a few Fixings were later put forth on the Groundlaw, anewing its outcomes but not changing the ur-text. The first ten fixings, named the Gathering of Rights, which behested many grounding burgerly rights and freedoms, were put in log in 1791.
The Oned Rikes went forth on a strong spreading across Northamerickland throughout the 19th yearhundred, logging hereborn folkstems, getting new landstock, and slowly inputting new rikes. The Americkish Burgerly War ended lawful bondmanship in the Oned Rikes. By the end of the nineteenth yearhundred, the Americkish folkwealthship was the world's biggest The Spanish–Americkish War and World War I soothed the land's standing as a worldly warband might. The Oned Rikes forthcame from World War II as the first land with kernelmight weapons and a long-time member of the Oned Folklands Sickerhood Moot. The end of the Cold War and the fall of the Band of Workermootly Kithish Folkrike left the Oned Rikes as the lone overmight.
The land's upmake is that of an evenly oned rike, with three boughs of rike: the Leaderly, Lawmootly, and Rightly boughs. The land's foremost tung is English, though some Spanish is spoken there also.
America was oned with England until the Americkish Uprising, which began with the Oned Rikes' Ledger of Selfhood in 1776. America has since fought other wars, namely: the War of 1812, its war with Mexico, the Americkish Kith War, its war with Spain, and the two World Wars.
The leader of America is Foresitter Donald Trump of the Folkrike Mootband. The Folkrike Mootband also holds the High Hof of the Americkish Folkmoot, but the Allthingish Mootband holds the Low Hof. The Allthingers are America's mootband of the right, whilst the Folkrikers are America's mootband of the left.
In 1507,landdrawer Martin Waldseemüller made a world landdrawing on which he named the lands of the Western Halffield "America" after Italian farer and landdrawer Amerigo Vespucci.
The first written truth of the wordline "Oned Rikes of America" was in an onereardly writing setforth in the Maidenland Newssheet newssheet in Williamsburg, Maidenland on Easter-month 6, 1776. In Arralithe 1776, Thomas Jefferson input the wordline "ONED RIKES OF AMERICA" in all big bookstaves in the headline of his "Ur-Rough draught" of the Acknowledgehood of Selfdom. In the last Fourth of Afterlithe likeness of the Acknowledgehood, the main cutting of the headline was changed to read, "The onereard Acknowledgehood of the thirteen oned Rikes of America". In 1777 the Writlimbs of Withboundness beared, "The Stile of this Withbinding shall be 'The Oned Rikes of America'".
The short form "Oned Rikes" is also grounded. Other main shapes are "O.R.", the "O.R.A.", and "America". Spoken names input the "O.R. of A." and, amonglandishly, the "Rikes". "Columboland", a name popular in scoppings and songs of the late 1700s, from Christopher Columbus; it is found in the name "Columborough Shire".
The grounded way to call a landfolk of the Oned Rikes is as an "Americkish". "Oned Rikes", "America" and "O.R." are noted to call to the land throwbily ("Americkish worths", "O.R. strengthenings"). "Americkish" is seldsomely noted in Anglish to call the underlings not linked with the Oned Rikes.
The wordline "Oned Rikes" was firstly noted as morefold, a short-telling of a gathering of selfdom rikes—for byspel, "the Oned Rikes are"—also in the Thirteenth Fixing to the Oned Rikes Groundlaw, put in log in 1865. It became main to treat it as onefold—as a byspel, "the Oned Rikes is"—after the end of the Burgerly War. The onefold shape is now grounded; the morefold shape is kept in the saying "these Oned Rikes".
In non-Anglish tungs, the name is always crosstunged as the crosstung of either the "Oned Rikes" or "Oned Rikes of America", and spoken as "America".
The Oned Rikes of America stretches from the Evensea (Atlantic Sea) in the east to the Great Frithly Sea in the west, from the Bearish Sea along Alaska's shores, to the Caribbean and Searm of Mexico along the southern rikes. Being made of fifty rikes, 48 of these have landlines with at least one other. Only Alaska and Hawaii's landlines do not meet those of any other rike.
Manifold is its landshape with high bergs along the Appalachish and Rockies, to green dales, thick in growth, grasslands, and mighty highlands. Elsewhere freshseas abound, and broad drylands are also found. Wetlands can be found in Worted and Lewisland, while woodlands grow on big swaths of land throughout the O.R.A..
When settlers from England began to settle in North America in the 1580s, living there were many greatthousands of homeborn indwellers. It is thought that they had been living there up to thirty thousand years. The settling of the Land by the English almost wiped out these First Americaers and threatened to wholly tear down their kithship. Driven out of their homelands, they were shut-up in steads of sorrow without rights, even that of afare. For many, between the 1500s and the 1900s, their lives ended early: struck down by sickness, gloom, and torn asunder by war. Loremen reckon that 90 of 100 First Americaers died of sickness brought by the English settlers by 1620.
In 1607 a town was set up by Englishmen at what is now Jamestown, Virginia. At first the settlers underwent great hardship, but with the coming of a new Town Head, De La War, the town blossomed. The year 1620 saw the Pilgrim Fathers' coming to nowaday New Plymouth, near Boston. They came from England, some hundreds, on the ship "Mayflower" seeking freedom to worship and freedom from reevish hounding.
During the first winter almost half of died through hunger and cold. At a sundry mass they spoke blessedly of God and thanked Him for their living, and the ninety First Americaers helped them to stay alive during that first grim winter. That was the first Thanksgiving's Day in Ameriksland. At New Plymouth they set up a folkright rule, founded on freedom and godly belief in Massachusetts, freedom from hounding by beadledom in Rhodesealand, and settled upon it in a written handfast in Connecticut, which some think was the first written framework of rike anywhere in the world.
In time up sprung new towns begun by Dutchmen (1624) and Swedish folks(1638). A town with bearing on Manhattan iland, New Amsterdam, nowaday New York, was bought from the First Americaers for a small fee by the Dutch. They built wharves and a landing, but cared little for the town's look and pigs wandered freely on its badly made, barely lit and untended roads.
By the middle 1700s years, thirteen rikelings had been set up. As they grew in wealth, there arose a call for freedom and lonestance from Britain, a call to overthrowing. However, Britain's masters answered their call for lonestance with tougher geldish and reevish laws. At first that brought misunderstanding and goodwill loss; then unrest and wroth; afterwards bitter gainsayings and then in 1775 uprising and the fight for lonestance. As a token of overthrowing, the settlers wrote the Saying Forth of Self Rule and spokesmen from each of the thirteen rikelings signed it on 4 July 1776, a writing that set out birth rights for most folks. That time is now known as Lonestance Day.
A young tillman and afterwards Headman, George Washington, brought about a welding of men of many kinds into a true landfyrd. In one of the last great fight-outs of the war the Amerikslanders, with help from the French, made the besetted British fighting-men at Yorktown yield fully, hastening lonestance's coming for the thirteen rikelings. By the frithwrit put together inwriting in Paris 1783 Britain acknowledged the right to lonestance for the Oned Rikes America. The rike's written framework, drafted in 1789, with a few wends is still sound today. At Lonestance's coming there were thirteen rikelings and, as time passed, into the Rike came new rikelings.
The more well-to-do folks began to build big homes along the Atlantic shoreline. But others, seeking a better way of life moved westward in searching for thrivedom. Some found happiness and richness - others did not - and, in going westward through wilderness and over fells thousands were killed by First America fighters, illness and mishap brought death to others, or were lost in wicked weather. In 1849, gold was found in Californland and from all over the world came men in droves hoping to "strike it rich" and to find a better life.
In the 1860s years, seven rikelings not wishing to lose a rike's right to hold thralls disoned from the Oned Rikes of America, and a grim and bloody war between kith followed. Sadly, more Americaers died in this homeland infighting than in any other war they have fought elsewhere. At last, after five years of fighting, the Northern rikes won. In 1867 Ameriksland bought Alaska from Russland for $7.2 million. Many folks thought that to be unwise and unthrifty, but with the finding thereafter of a great deal of gold and rock oil, it is now easy to see that the Land was bought indeed for a small fee.
The 1870s years saw the forshaping of the O.R.A. into a workcraft, skillcraft, and warfaring power. Europe's downtrodden came in droves to share by tilth the Land's boon and good tiding. Free-believers and others hounded by the "Old World reevedoms" sought and found freedom there. Meanwhile many homegrown folk buried their loved ones and their hearts on long walks through snowy fields to out-of-way wretchsteads. By the 1900s years only some 250,000 lived on.
The winning of the war with Spain in 1898 saw the Oned Rikes rise to a world meathstead. Straight away they wrenched from Spain their outposts in Asia and in the Frithful Sea, amongst them the Philippines. However, their answer to the Philipinos' call for self-rule was stern and hardhearted. The outcome was the death of many thousand guiltless folk of the ilands.
The early 1900s was a sad time for mankind. Millions died in the first World War and warfaring burden fell heavily upon the Americaer folk. During the 1900s years New York had become world business' heart and wealth. In 1929 a swift downturn from thriving times to neediness and even hunger was felt in homes by millions throughout the Rikes.
The 1950s and 1960s years saw the Cold War's heating-up with wars in Korea and Vietnam, unrest in the Middle East, the Cuban showdown alongside the Band of Workermootly Kithish Commonwealths. Thosand-upon-thousand Americaers fighting-men died in these wars.
At home the drive for a fairer deal for Afro-Amerikslanders or Black Amerikslanders moved along a little more quickly. A time of greater hope for a new way forward in the stand for even rights came at Washington in 1963 with Dr. Martin Luther-King's soul-stirring speech, "I Have a Dream".
On July 20, 1969, the Oned Rikes brought off perhaps the onefold greatest skill craft wonder when starfarer Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk upon the Moon, a world other than his own.
In 1991 the Workermootly Kithish Gathering (WKG) break-up saw the the Cold's War, and a seemingly a safer world. But with the bitterness spreadig between Palestinish and Israeli folks; the September 2001 strikes against some Ameriksland's great towns and wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, a far less safer world has come about.
During the past 400 years much good and bad has befallen the Oned Rikes' folk and set-backs, whilst at times ill-boding and dreadful, have not stopped them from going forth and showing themselves to be world leaders in so many fields, such as starfaring, healcraft and witcraft.
Even in today's world where Americaers are up against a bitter foe brooking dreadful weapons without warning; the war in Iraq; and folks in droves unlawfully passing over its thresholds, the Oned Rikes is still, for most, a boonful and good tidings land. For newcomers, even in these worrisome days, it not hard to take up folkship: thousands upon thousands do so each year. There a man can buy a home; his mind can become learned; his kithship and speechship background is given worth; freedom is his right, and his freedom to worship is in law enshrined ; he is free to put into written and spoken words his thoughts and beliefs without fear ; he has the right to gather together freely with others, and find his own pathway to happiness.
Rikes (in ABCish layout)Edit
|New Hampshire||New Hampshire|
|New Jersey||New Geirrseit|
|New Mexico||New Moonnavel|
|New York||New Everwick, New Yewborough|
|North Carolina||North Churlland|
|North Dakota||North Friendland|
|Rhode Island||Red Iland|
|South Carolina||South Churlland|
|South Dakota||South Friendland|
|West Virginia||West Maidenland|