POPULATION:
112,360

LITERACY RATE:
95%
SELF DEFENSE FORCES:
United States Armed Forces
LANGUAGES:
  English 74.7%, Spanish or Spanish Creole 16.8%, French or French Creole 6.6%, other 1.9%
ETHNIC GROUPS:
black 76.2%, white 13.1%, Asian 1.1%, other 6.1%, mixed 3.5%
BORDERING COUNTRIES:
Island nation,
US VIRGIN ISLANDS - The U.S. Virgin Islands weathered the collapse and the comflicts in the area rather well.  This was mostly due to the U.S. armed forces stationed there.  As a United States territory, the bases there remained opened and manned, even at the end of the Second South American war.  Tourism slowed a bit during the collapse, but even still the it remained active, and in the post collapse years the safety of the islands was a major draw.  The U.S. Virgin Islands in fact became the number one caribbean destination for americans who could afford it.  When the Wasting Plague was devastating so much of the caribbean and South America, the Islands were already well stocked with the vaccine, sent to protect the Soldiers as well as the islanders.  While minor street crime does exist, and there have been isolated terrorist attacks on military holdings, The Islands are as relatively danger free as the name would suggest.  What streetcrime there is, is kept in check by US Military Police, who took over most of the law enforcement duties during the martial law period.  Unfortunately, the same safety also makes for an ideal way for slick smugglers and fugitives to get in and out of the United States proper.

Today, the islands are a tropical paradise, and tourists flock here each year to bask on the pristine beaches and bathe in its clear blue ocean.  But as the Third South American war looms, the locals are getting nervous.  Particularly with the EDF bases in such close proximity on the British Virgin Islands. 


(Written by Deric Bernier.)