United States Empire
USE was founded in late November 2015 by former Elf Galaxy219. USE was formed because Galaxy got into a fight with some of the other Elves so he decided to leave and make his own crew. This did not go over well with some of the Elven leaders such as CelticTiger38, so they led an attack on Galaxy that lasted about 12 hours. After the attack was over, Galaxy decided to stay with his new crew and he was joined by several other players, such as Zorite and SBurger6969.
Prosperity and Trouble
Early December marked a very successful and prosperous time for USE. New members joined, including Quackbot, BlackMambaVenom, AidsPlays, _grandon_, Xboy123, Astrobolt, and lites59. Celtic, the Elf who had led the attack on Galaxy, even joined the crew after becoming disillusioned with the Elven Empire. They formed a settlement town called Decky Town that served as the capital of the empire. Decky Town was a large fortress with many watchtowers and it had two mob spawners nearby. There was also an expansive mine within Decky Town that helped crew members obtain resources.
After a couple of weeks, troubles began in USE. The troubles first started in early December, when Decky Town was attacked three times in one week. The lack of proper coordination between the USE members caused Celtic to leave the crew. USE continued to get attacked throughout the whole month by various crews such as CoV, Cubigran, and Solis. There was also a name dispute with the Thirteen Colonies over the rights to the United States name. Despite all of these problems, USE held together and had over 40 members by the time the new year started.
On New Years Eve, a group of USE members led by AidsPlays demoted Galaxy219 and overthrew the USE government. The situation got worse after Galaxy found out and AidsPlays lied claiming it was a glitch. Aids later gave Galaxy control back and then left to form the crew SKATS with QuackBot, BlackMambaVenom, CelticHawk, and SBurger6969.
After SKATS was formed, Galaxy and Raven228 declared war on them. The war lasted for a very short time and the members of SKATS rejoined USE (except Celtic and SBurger, as they joined Engima). After this was settled, most of USE went inactive for a long time, leading to loss of members. They reemerged in early February, with Galaxy and Red_Wing rejoining the Elves due to bordom and their past ally, CelticHawk, being in it. Before they left however, they put Xboy123 in charge so the crew would not go completely inactive.
The New Age
In May 2016, Galaxy, Larry_Palomino (formerly known as Red_Wing), Sburger, and Sir_Croc0dile (Celtic) rejoined USE. After improving the ruined crew home, they got into a war with the 13 Colonies, which is currently ongoing according to the Thirteen Colonies leader NickyB_123, but little action has happened so far and attempts at resolving the conflict diplomatically have failed. Minor attacks against The United States Empire started to become more and more frequent by rogue pirates.
More Problems and The Downfall of the New Age
After USE reformed, it became clear that the new government was failing. Fights were constantly breaking out and the empire was practically in turmoil. A civil war was breaking the empire apart. Finally, after all the fights, Galaxy219 and Xboy123 left USE and joined Solis, leaving Sir_Croc0dile as president. Croc0dile attempted to rule with Larry_Palomino (now known as Astros_Mother} as his vice president, but Astros_Mother ended up leaving the crew. Croc0dile then ruled with SBurger6969 as his Vice President, but Croc stepped down in mid-June, leaving SBurger as the new president.
USE was revived again in October 2016 by CelticHawk, Raven228 (Red_Wing), Galaxy219, Xboy123, and SBurger6969. They built a new settlement, Sailorton. This new revival did not last long, however, as everyone eventually became busy and left, save for SBurger, who became interim president once again.
In March 2017, USE was reformed once more. Galaxy was not apart of this rebuild, but he decided to play an advisory role instead. The new government was led by CelticHawk (then known as Pennsylvania_), Raven228, and SBurger6969. Loyal members Merk_Slayer (AidsPlays) and Xboy123 also returned. One of the first things the new government did was build a roof on top of Decky Town. They also started to build trails from the Western part of the Empire to the Eastern part. At that point, it looked as though USE was going to grow and prosper.
However, things did not go as planned. There was a war with The Fire Nation, a former ally. The USE won this war, but some USE members betrayed the crew and joined TFN, weakening the USE. Celtic and Raven also became far less active, and Raven228 was later banned for a profanity-laden rant against Astrobolt and others. After his ban, Celtic basically quit. Although Raven was later unbanned, he did not return to the server much, nor did Celtic. Celtic and Raven attempted a comeback in June of 2018, and although they succeeded in fixing up Ireland, they did not accomplish much else.
In late 2018 and early 2019, the settlement of Mahogany Town was completed on Ireland. USE is currently active and is working on new projects, including better infrastructure, recruitment, and agricultural production.
In the past, USE was located in the Southwestern part of the Piratecraft world. It was located in several biomes, including desert, swamp, and savannah. Presently, it is located in the East, and is made up of rolling forested hills and plains.
Vice President: SBurger6969
Secretary of State: ravensrock1234
Secretary of War: CelticHawk
Winter 2016 President: Xboy123
Vice President: Sir_Croc0dile
Secretary of State: Larry_Palomino
Secretary of War: Xboy123
Secretary of Treasury: SBurger6969
Vice President: Raven228
Secretary of State: SBurger6969
Secretary of War: AidsPlays
Secretary of Treasury: SmoltenDuke
United States (not USE)
Constitution of the United States Empire
We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States Empire.
Section one: Bill of Rights
1. All citizens of the United States Empire have the right to free speech, so long as it is not inflammatory in nature.
2. The right to life must be respected. Therefore, the killing of fellow Americans is forbidden, unless authorized by the President and/or Vice President. In addition, the killing of allied and neutral crew members is forbidden, unless it is in self-defense. The killing of rival crew members must be done at one's own risk.
3. All citizens have the right to vote.
4. All members have the right to live where they choose. However, it is highly recommended that they live in an American settlement.
Section two Punishments
1. Any offense committed by an American citizen is punishable by a trial in front of the Supreme Court. The decisions by the court can only be reversed by 2/3 majority in the House and Senate.
Section three: Government
1. All members are immediately promoted to the House of Representatives upon joining the crew. Any members that are in the crew for over a month and are deemed active by the President are promoted to the Senate.
2. Bills are proposed by either members of the House or Senate.
3. Supreme Court justices are appointed by the President and serve for life, or until resignation.
4. In the absence of the Supreme Court, the President can serve as a justice.
5. The President has the right to veto a bill. The House and Senate can overrun a veto with a 2/3 majority.
6. The President can serve for as long as they wish.
7. Amendments to the constitution can be passed with a 3/4 majority in the house and senate.