Yup, that sci-fi story. I'm just doing some world-building here. This isn't the plot itself. (The year is 2945 AD) I originally planned for the USA to be a monarchy ruled under Queen Abigail I with Atlanta, Georgia being the capital, but then I started thinking about dear old Canada. How awesome would it be if the entire North American continent was a single nation ruled under the Canadian Republic? One might think the Canadians finally invaded the USA, but not so! Some of the Americans, while they were going through the second American Revolution, decided that rather than becoming an independent nation, they join Canada, so a three-sided war sprung up and Canada pretty much goes, "All right, I'll come collect you all." The thing is, would the Canadians mind having Atlanta being their new capital? So basically, the question is...if the US is a kingdom, then the people of that kingdom can still call themselves Americans, and that's what I see Helen Chert as. However, if the entire continent is the Canadian Republic, then Helen's not an American anymore, she's Canadian. I guess it'd depend on how long ago that Canada annexed the United States. If it happened 60 years ago, then there could still be some folks that believe the US shouldn't have joined Canada as a singular country. Would the new Canadian Republic have a queen? Not likely, I don't think as its called a republic. Thoughts?