AH Challenge: How many states in the Union can you make

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: Before 1900' started by darthbalmung, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. darthbalmung Well-Known Member

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    So here's something that's been bugging me for awhile, with a POD no earlier than 1783, carve the US up into as many stats as possible with the following catch, the landmass of the United States cannot be any bigger than OTL with following exceptions: any land that US once held( ex. the Philippines) and the Dominican republic, since it wanted to be annexed.
     
  2. vultan Defying Gravity

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    State of Franklin succeeds, for one. Possibly also the Florida panhandle.
     
  3. Highlander Banned

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    Jefferson's divisions of the Northwest Territory, as I so do love to chart.
     
  4. General Mung Beans Banned

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    Texas is divided into 3 states: Rio Grande (Southern Texas), Houston (Eastern Texas), and Amarillo (Northern Texas)
     
  5. GeneralHouston Well-Known Member

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    Texas is divided into 5 states around 1850, as the South wanted more votes in the Senate. This likely has an alternate effect of not causing the Civil War and therefore West Virginia not forming.

    The 5 states would probably be Texas, Houston, Lamar, Travis, and Austin. Which one would continue to be Texas is beyond me.
     
  6. Fenrir_Angerboda Guitar Dad Dads you

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    um....
    North and South California
    Houston, Texas, and either Austin or Travis.
     
  7. GeneralHouston Well-Known Member

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    If Texas breaks up at all it will break up into 5 states, the maximum allowed by the Annexation Treaty.

    Otherwise Texan pride would prevent the state from being partitioned at all.
     
  8. General Mung Beans Banned

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    New York would be divided into New York (New York City, Long Island, and Westchester) and Hudsonia (Upstate New York)
     
  9. Nicksplace27 Member

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    Decades of Darkness. 88 states by 1950. And a buncha territories to boot.

    But you have to make them into crazy racist, slaveowning, manifest destiny-obsessed culture instead of the lighter version of that in OTL. :p
     
  10. karl2025 Well-Known Member

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    Three Floridas. West Florida (Southernmost part of Alabama and Mississippi), Appalacheeia (North Florida), and Seminole (Southern Florida).
     
  11. Umbric Man Umbric Manned

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    He said the OTL territory of America.