The Republic of California did not include Los Angeles when it was originally formed. That city suffered much when the Second Great Depression hit. Honestly, it had been suffering for decades, and the depression simply accelerated the city’s downturn. The Cybernetic Wars and the Islamic Jihad brought more chaos to the city, and the Los Angeles Blackout is still considered a seminal event of the time period. It brought the city all the way down and shattered her governmental structure. Riots rules the streets and there wasn’t enough of a government left to join anybody or asking anyone for help. Los Angeles was the largest city that utterly failed during those years, and it has proven a cautionary tale in the centuries since.