The Independent Republic of New Orleans
The City of New Orleans
New Orleans is an independent city that operates as a neutral meeting place for nations around the world. The city has its own police, own military, own airship force and its own intelligence agency.
After the Civil War, the North and South decided that they needed a neutral area to meet and discuss their problems to prevent a repeat of the past. They decided that the place they needed would be a city that could support itself but would still be a recognized part of the United States. A complicated setup and series of agreements ensued. The Governor of New Orleans would be recommended by the people of New Orleans and ratified in the position by the President of the United States and approved by the Senate. It can be a difficult process and very time consuming to get everyone to agree which is why the position is usually held for six year terms (unless thrown out of office for indiscretions).
The city has expanded and become a large cosmopolitan city to rival New York, London, or Paris. The city is much larger than one would expect and has grown much over the last few years, new areas of the city have opened up and the population has more than tripled. The areas of the city and its surrounding environs include: The French Quarter, Marigny, Bywater, Garden District, Warehouse District, Uptown, Midcity, Algiers Point, Metairie and (due to recent developments) Kenner. The city just bought a large amount of land in Kenner to start building a new Airship Field since the city’s Airship business has gotten to be much more intense than the city had originally planned.