After punitive taxes were levied on the energy producing states of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alaska, these states followed Texas’ initiative to adopt the “Declaration of Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Succession From the Federal Union” thus creating the Coalition of Sovereign Territories (CoST). The Coalition, like the Federal States, quickly move to consolidate military and political power by purging any Federal loyalists. With key military bases located within the Coalition States, military actions are quickly launched to protect the fledgling country’s new borders. The Coalition is quickly recognized by a multitude of nations as a sovereign country within the former United States and are recognized by the United Nations within 12 months of their Constitutional ratification. The Coalition are now embraced in a struggle for their very existence with the United Federal States, who look to reunify the American Union.
The Coalition (CoST) fight to preserve their young country from what they see as Federal overreach and imperialism – much like the American founding fathers looked to escape from Great Britain.