|“||And then, the Archangel showed a vision: a city, lighter than air...||„|
|—Zachary Hale Comstock|
Columbia was a floating city founded by self-proclaimed prophet Zachary Hale Comstock. Having secured the funding for its construction from the United States government, it debuted at the 1893 World's Fair. Created to be a symbol of American exceptionalism, its populace also followed the religious ideals set by Comstock.
Columbia later seceded from the United States in 1902 after it was disavowed for destroying the city of Peking in China during the Boxer Rebellion.