Virginia was the largest of the thirteen British colonies that took part in the North American Rebellion. It was incorporated into the Southern Confederation of the Confederation of North America, where it remains today. Its capital is Norfolk.
Along with Massachusetts, Virginia was a hotbed of resentment against imperial trade policy in the early 1770's, and it provided many of the major leaders of the Rebellion. Patrick Henry was the first prominent colonial leader to advocate separation from Britain, Richard Henry Lee proposed to the Continental Congress that they declare independence, and Thomas Jefferson wrote the declaration document, for which treason all three were among those executed in 1779. Although Virginia largely escaped the organized fighting, Virginian militia and Continental Army troops were heavily involved in the northern colonies. George Washington was selected overall commander of the rebel armies in part as recognition of Virginia's importance to the cause.
The second (and first successful) Wilderness Walk began in Virginia, and many Virginians such as James Madison become influential figures in the state of Jefferson and the United States of Mexico. Other rebel sympathizers remained in Virginia, particularly in the mountainous country between the Blue Ridge and the Ohio river, where Francis Marion led a rebellion until the Trans-Oceanic War and anti-C.N.A. sentiment among the "hill people" remains strong to this day.
Virginia governor Theodorick Bland was the leading political figure in the Southern Confederation between its establishment and the Trans-Oceanic War, eclipsing the ineffective S.C. governor John Connolly. During this period, Bland's inflammatory statements increased tension between the S.C. and the Northern Confederation. When war broke out between Great Britain and Spain, it was at Bland's initiative that an S.C. army was organized to take New Orleans in cooperation with British naval forces. The annexation of New Orleans and the Florida peninsula to Georgia, along with the increasing importance of Georgian cotton relative to Virginian tobacco, made that province increasingly the leader of the S.C. as the nineteenth century continued.
Virginia was the original focus of the anti-slavery movement in the S.C., with the establishment of the Southern Union in Norfolk in 1825. Virginia was also the birthplace of the People's Coalition with the adoption of the Norfolk Resolves in 1869.
In For All Nails, a pivotal point of the Trans-Oceanic War was a failed French and rebel attack on Norfolk in 1796, where Bland and Marion were killed. The text of Sobel does not explicitly confirm this, but it is assumed that Virginia retained control of the Kentucky region.