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The New United States (NUS) was the up-timer name for Grantville's revolutionary republic formed towards the end of 1631, when they earned goodwill in central Germany by forming a loose alliance with Gustavus Adolphus's cavalry forces under Alex Mackay. It became a member state of the short lived Confederated Principalities of Europe after August 1632.

The joined forces of Mackay's cavalry company and the NUS miners fought several memorable battles during 1631: Battle of the Crapper, the Battle of Jena and the two phase battle against Spanish regular forces sent from the Spanish Netherlands at the Battle of the Wartburg (ca. October 1632).


The NUS was as closely modeled on the original United States as circumstances would allow. There was a Constitution, which called for a bicameral legislature, a presidency, and a supreme court. It also sought to protect many of the freedoms and rights the U.S. Constitution enshrined. The states of the NUS included Badenburg; then Suhl; by April 1632, all of southern Thuringia; by December 1, 1633, all of Thuringia.

Following the aftermath of the Croat raid in August of 1632, it became a member state of the short-lived Confederated Principalities of Europe. By December 1633, the NUS changed into the State of Thuringia, as it was no longer an independent country, but rather a state within the USE. The former "states" of the NUS took on the functions of county administrations within the state. By April 1634, the State of Thuringia was changed into the State of Thuringia-Franconia, after the people of Franconia voted to join.