American Order is a group which was active in the early pre-CoN total war community. It was formed as a government in exile by former administrators and prominent members of the American Union. At the time, the American Union was engaged in a bitter struggle with outside groups over its aggressive stance within some of the community's circles. American Order sought help from some of the prominent community members of its day and ultimately succeeded in driving American Union's leader, George Bush, from his own group. This left AU a hollow shell and gave American Order a status as its direct successor.