Owner US Federal Government / Yamagato Industries Established 1889
Purpose US State
Status PNW Dead Zone State

Washington, officially the State of Washington, is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and geographically a part of the Pacific North West Dead Zone, a region of the United States impacted by the November 2013 nuclear EMP strike that destroyed much of western America's power grid. At the time of the EMP approximately 60 percent of Washington's residents lived in the Seattle metropolitan area, the center of transportation, business, and industry along Puget Sound, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean consisting of numerous islands, deep fjords, and bays carved out by glaciers. The remainder of the state consists of: deep temperate rainforests in the west; mountain ranges in the west, central, northeast and far southeast; and a semi-arid basin region in the east, central, and south, given over to intensive agriculture.

During the Second American Civil War, Washington was targeted as a part of infrastructure-destabilizing attacks due to the state's place as leading manufacturer of ships and missiles in the United States. Civilian targets were largely ignored, and up until the EMP strike in 2013 Washington had seen little active combat or rioting. When the EMP struck, riots spread out from major metropolitan areas and fires burned through cities for weeks, mitigated only by Washington's naturally wet climate. Eastern Washington past the Cascade Mountains fared significantly better, but saw enormous refugee overflow from the western metro region. But without any power grid, residents continued to flee north across the border into Canada.

In the aftermath of the civil war, the Praeger Administration sold off land surrounding Vashon Island to Yamagato Industries as a part of a bid to rebuild devastated US economic centers. Yamagato Industries is set to construct the SEA-TAC Safe Zone (sister site to the New York City Safe Zone and the California Safe Zone) starting some time in 2019 on the coastal regions surrounding Vashon Island.



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