The most powerful state on Earth, and the second largest economy in the entire Solar System, the American Directorate is a closely-knit federation of states under the control of the Directorship, a cabal of augmented humans dedicated to fueling the American Directorate's rise as the center of the long-awaited Singularity. Claiming the mantle of the now-reduced American Empire, five billion people toil under the Supreme Director's watchful gaze, eager to be the progenitors of the system which will finally give humanity its salvation.
The present territory of the American Directorate roughly matches that of New Spain, the collective name for the Spanish colonies in the Americas. After toppling native kingdoms such as the Aztec and the Inca, the Spanish claimed vast portions of territory in the Americas, and over the centuries settled them and intermarried with the native peoples that remained. After the Latin American wars for independence, Spanish rule ended, but Spanish