The People's Republic of Tidewater was founded on July 22nd, 2096, in order to counter the strength and "greed" of the United States. A Socialist Democracy, it is led by an elected president (although the identity of the current president by 2115 is unknown) and most likely has legislative and judicial branches of government. It rose to power during the Second American Civil War, seizing many Southern and Midwestern states from the US. It is a puppet of the Brazilian Republic, which was directly responsible for the Atlanta Crisis (and thus, the birth of the PRT) in the first place. The nation's capital of New Atlanta is the largest city in all of North America, although most of its inhabitants reside in "favelas", a Brazilian term for major slums.
The People's Republic, being a socialist democracy, has many social security and welfare programs intended for the benefit of its citizens. As a result of its socialist ideology, taxes within the PRT are most likely very high, which could explain why the Republic considers Dew to be an illegal substance (this is because dew cannot be taxed). In addition, the PRT is ruled by a single, central government - the little provincial and local governments that do exist have extremely little power and serve no purposes other than to ease the administrative burden of the national government. Provincial and local governments within the PRT are run directly with the national government, with provincial and local governments having no rights whatsoever. Domestically, the Republic's police force, the Marshals, is really under direct control of the Tidewater Federal Police (TIFEPOL), and by extension, the national government.
As of 2115, the PRT's economy (and quite possibly Brazil's as well) is struggling, with the Brazilian Real grossly inflated (10 Reals = 1 USD). Most land throughout the PRT, when not taking into account the vast spaces of undeveloped rural country, consists of dirt-poor slums and impoverished inhabitants. Many areas, such as Southside, Georgia, have succumbed to high levels of criminal activity. The PRT's armed forces, the CDF, are capable, yet under-powered compared to the US Military. The PRT's navy most likely consists of brown-water craft, coastal ships, and small destroyers/corvettes. With no air force to speak of, the PRT must be forced to fight against the US without control of the skies. The PRT's infantry is equal to their US counterparts in many areas, yet ultimately inferior in terms of doctrine, training, and equipment. Luckily for the Republic, its forces are almost always found side by side with their superior Brazilian allies, whose troops are arguably just as good as American ones. With the backing of Brazil's extremely strong army and navy, most citizens in the PRT can rest easy without fear of US invasion.
The PRT was founded by the MEB and the CDF during the Atlanta Crisis in order to counter the strength of the United States. The PRT is practically a Brazilian puppet, with many Brazilian insiders deep within the government pulling strings and carrying out the will of the nation's Brazilian puppetmasters. The PRT's military works closely with the MEB to oppose the USA in every way it can, with both forces sharing equipment and vehicles. During the Atlanta Crisis, the PRT and the MEB launched numerous successful surprise attacks on the US using tanks, advanced weapons, and wave after wave of infantry. The PRT imprisoned all US officials (such as diplomats) within the nation and executed them shortly thereafter. Today, the PRT continues to oppose the US by spewing out propaganda and indoctrinating all of its soldiers with anti-American and pro-Brazilian rhetoric.