WI the CSA makes a Capital city from scratch???

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: Before 1900' started by Canis Lupus, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. Canis Lupus Well-Known Member

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    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?
     
  2. Thande SWALLOWS·AND·AMAZONS·FOR·EVER!

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    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?
     
  3. NapoleonXIV Banned

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    New Madrid, Missouri. Strategic to both the Mississippi and the Ohio.

    Earthquake???
     
  4. Canis Lupus Well-Known Member

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    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....
     
  5. David S Poepoe Banned

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    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.
     
  6. Rocano Banned

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    I say either Biscayne Bay or Lake Okeechobee
     
  7. Rocano Banned

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    About if they won
     
  8. panzerjay Lord of Subversive Armaments

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    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:
     
  9. Rocano Banned

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    An entirely CS capital i thought abut that before. Called it Davis District of Dixie
     
  10. DMA I am not the Final Cylon!

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    Surely the CSA capital city would be called Lee, District of Davis ;)
     
  11. Hapsburg Robrotrenominator

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    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.
     
  12. NapoleonXIV Banned

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    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.
     
  13. M79 Well-Known Member

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    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?
     
  14. Rocano Banned

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    noo one thinks that Biscayne would be good
     
  15. M79 Well-Known Member

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    Why not just call the capital Independence? Freetown? Liberty? Perhaps the District of Jefferson?
     
  16. Oweno Banned

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    I think Davis District of Dixie would be good.
     
  17. AuroraBorealis Member

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    How about Davisville, District of Liberia (or Libertaria), or Columbia Australis (or Australe), or simply New Columbia.
     
  18. ZaphodBeeblebrox I Said that

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    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!

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