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Canis Lupus
November 17th, 2007, 02:30 AM
WI, After the CSA wins the ACW(dont ask how, its not central to the TL) They select an empty area and build a capital city from scratch, like the US did with DC?
Where would it be?
What would its layout be??
Could the CSA afford to do this?

Thande
November 17th, 2007, 02:31 AM
Well, Washington was built there as a compromise gesture between the already divergent interests of the northern and southern states. Would this also apply with the CSA? Maybe there are divergent interests between east and west (especially if they get New Mexico and the Indian Territory) so the capital ends up somewhere in Tennessee or Arkansas?

NapoleonXIV
November 17th, 2007, 02:43 AM
New Madrid, Missouri. Strategic to both the Mississippi and the Ohio.

Earthquake???

Canis Lupus
November 17th, 2007, 02:48 AM
New Madrid, Missouri. Strategic to both the Mississippi and the Ohio.

Earthquake???
I said city from scratch, New Madrid allready exsisted.
Also, who says that the CSA gets Missouri in this TL?
The usually dont, y'know....

David S Poepoe
November 17th, 2007, 03:19 AM
The War of Secession would be over and the Confederates defeated before any Capitol Building is finished. At least they won't have to worry about anybody occupying their capital - if its still a hundred acres of undeveloped pasture land.

Rocano
November 17th, 2007, 03:35 AM
I say either Biscayne Bay or Lake Okeechobee

Rocano
November 17th, 2007, 03:38 AM
The War of Secession would be over and the Confederates defeated before any Capitol Building is finished. At least they won't have to worry about anybody occupying their capital - if its still a hundred acres of undeveloped pasture land.

About if they won

panzerjay
November 17th, 2007, 03:42 AM
come on,

it would need railroad system and telegraph getups in order to function. maybe the most plausible would be a couple of shotgun houses near a rail track.

we, proud southerns, feel such accommodations are beneath us :rolleyes:

Rocano
November 17th, 2007, 03:52 AM
An entirely CS capital i thought abut that before. Called it Davis District of Dixie

DMA
November 17th, 2007, 04:06 AM
An entirely CS capital i thought abut that before. Called it Davis District of Dixie


Surely the CSA capital city would be called Lee, District of Davis ;)

Hapsburg
November 17th, 2007, 04:20 AM
What about Dixie City, District of Davis?

Built on the banks of the Mississippi River, surrounded by seven strategic hills, like Rome upon the banks of Tiber of ancient time, commemorating the new capital of this sacred Dixie's land, this land of Freedom and Justice and Perpetual Confederacy, with the name of Dixie itself.

NapoleonXIV
November 17th, 2007, 10:29 AM
I said city from scratch, New Madrid allready exsisted.
Also, who says that the CSA gets Missouri in this TL?
The usually dont, y'know....

Details...details....

Howsabout in the middlle of that VA area known as the Wilderness, to commemorate the Battles there? Or in the Great Dismal Swamp? that was why they chose to put DC where they did.

M79
November 17th, 2007, 11:15 PM
Eastern Tennessee, northern Georgia, northern Alabama, or the westernmost Carolinas would do. Maybe a much smaller city that could be re-developed would do, like Rome GA or Gainesville GA?

Rocano
November 17th, 2007, 11:23 PM
noo one thinks that Biscayne would be good

M79
November 17th, 2007, 11:29 PM
Why not just call the capital Independence? Freetown? Liberty? Perhaps the District of Jefferson?

Oweno
November 18th, 2007, 12:04 AM
I think Davis District of Dixie would be good.

AuroraBorealis
November 18th, 2007, 06:13 AM
I think Davis District of Dixie would be good.How about Davisville, District of Liberia (or Libertaria), or Columbia Australis (or Australe), or simply New Columbia.

ZaphodBeeblebrox
November 18th, 2007, 06:31 AM
noo one thinks that Biscayne would be good
Eh, The Main Problem is ...

No One at The TIME Would've thought it was a Good Idea ...

In Fact, In OTL The Town's Post Office Closed Down in 1888!

:eek: