Comprised of a union of the county governments of the Del-Mar-Va Peninsula, this breakaway republic formed out of necessity after it found itself isolated from the rest of the nation after the eruption. It is an agrarian society that closely resembles the area in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Chesapeake Bay and it's tributaries are the region's lifeblood, providing food and trade routes to it's hardy people. Major industry includes fisheries, agriculture, shipbuilding, and horse- breeding. Though small, the region has grown wealthy through trade westward with the devastated regions of the former United States and coastal trading. The ports of Wilmington, Baltimore, and the newly established Wicomico port are under its control. Trade goods flow westward across the bay and radiate along the canals and steam railroads of the ADF. While it maintains an uneasy trade alliance with the ADF, there is friction to the south between DMVC forces based at Pax River Naval Air Station and expansive forces of the Carolina Confederacy in Northern Virginia.