Segregation in the New Helvetia Confederation, also known as Williams Racial Doctrine, is still the legal system of most southern cantons located around Bakersfield. Implemented in 1965 by Johnathan Williams in the Helvetian San Joaquin Valley Republic after the Helvetian Valley Revolution. Elections were designated to only elect the Helvetian Nationalist Party, which still supports the system and is extremely influential in the southern half of the nation.
The following cantons of Helvetia have implaced the Williams Racial Doctrine.
- Former cantons of the San Joaquin Valley Republic
- Former cantons of the Sacramento Valley Provisional
Williams originally segregated only public facilities, with having all schools, hospitals, trains, buses, but allowed businesses to be integrated, saying that refusing to serve Latinos and African-Americans would hurt white business. In 1968, the Cantons of, Kern, Fresno, San Joaquin and the northern conservative canton of Lassen voted yes on the Segregation Act of 1968, which segregated businesses as well.
Signs, designed to separate the races would either say 'Caucasian' or 'Colored', in which colored would be anyone other then white Helvetians. The segregation system has stained Helvetia's diplomatic outreach, being one of the only nations in the world to still have racial segregation.
In 1966, Zachary Birnen refused to attend his own signing of the Federal Charter of 1966 signing because he refused to look into the eyes of the southern Helvetians. Birnen, formed the Social Justice Party with the help of former liberal Republicans and Democrats. Birnen in 1972 almost lead his Confederate Army against the city of Bakersfield after six African-Helvetian male, all whom were under eighteen years old had been executed on improper prosecution of raping a sixteen year old white girl, it was discovered in 1976 that the girl was actually brutally beaten and raped by her father.
In 1973, the Social Justice Party declared that the Canton of Lassen, a form canton of the Sacramento Valley Provisional would receive absolutely zero funds for the expansion of facilities or roads from the Sacramento Valley Economic Development Project, which passed inside the collective local council of the northern states.