Hawaii is the 50th state in the United States.
On January 16, 2025, the Greater Korean Republic launched its EMP attack over the United States, shutting down the country's electrical grid. Two days later, Korean Special Forces attacked Hawaii, securing the state in two days, and making it the first state in the U.S. to fall to KPA forces. A high-yield nuclear weapon was moved to the middle of a town square in Honolulu, where it sat in plain sight, unguarded. The message to the Americans was clear, and the U.S. military stood down rather than risk the deaths of over a million Hawaiian inhabitants.
Korean forces seized Pearl Harbor and Hickam Airfield as well as the capital at Honolulu and confiscated C-130s, KC-10s, and KC-135s. They used the islands as a foothold to launch the Invasion of the United States. The GKR would later incorporate Hawaii into the New Democratic People's Republic of America. The Hawaiian Archipelago would then serve the GKR as a Pacific transport hub between Asia and America.