california

  1. HeX

    WI: Mexican Tejas, American California

    So, I had an interesting (if short) discussion with my Spanish teacher (who was born and raised in Mexico) today about the Mexican-American War. He basically summed it up as the biggest embarrassment in Mexican history because they lost half of their land... which of course got me thinking about...
  2. TunguskaStorm

    WI The American West Coast had Seceded as a Communist Country?

    The Communist Party of America was receiving a surge in members in the years directly leading up to WWII, with its members being especially concentrated in the state of California, with many prominent people in Hollywood being members of the Communist Party and some even being Soviet spies. So...
  3. AHC/WI: Mexican SoCal

    The challenge here is to help Mexico maintain her control over SoCal (but not NorCal) after the Mexican-American War. What are the ramifications of a Mexican Los Angeles and San Diego, and a Mexican Tucson/Nogales if Mexican SoCal butterflies away the Gadsen Purchase? Where will the film...
  4. AHC/WI: British Mediation Prevents Mexican-American War

    Say that Britain in the 1840s has strategic or economic interests in California and sees it as best for them to prevent a wider, violent conflict between the U.S. and Mexico over the region. Could they possibly act as a mediator over the situation and prevent the Mexican-American War? Could...
  5. Planita13

    A Shining Valley - The Great Desert Lake in California
    Threadmarks: Main Page

    by Planita The Republic of California in 2019 This thread would be depository for the various maps, wikipages, wikiboxes, and graphics for my Gran Lago timeline. Yes this will work like @Kanan's excellent TL on this forum too. For a bit of backstory. So there is a region called the Salton...
  6. Alpha_North

    "The Emperor" Redux: The Empire of the Pacific

    "THE EMPEROR" Redux: The Empire of the Pacific Hello everyone! This is a redux of my timeline, "The Empire of the Pacific", originally titled "The Emperor". We shall tell the story of Joshua Abraham Norton, self-declared Emperor of the U.S, and how that declaration grew into something else. I...
  7. Queen Calafía’s Island: A California Republic Timeline

    Let’s see how this goes. I’ve seen a few independent California TL’s but never one that has gotten all the way to the present day. I don’t promise I’ll make it, but I have an outline lined up. Hope you enjoy! A Timeline of the West 1510: From the Deeds of Esplandián “Where did it come...
  8. Why Was Nixon Nominated in '68 Despite Losing in '60 and '62?

    After he lost the Presidency in 1960 and the California Governorship in 1962, most assumed that Richard Nixon's political career was over. But in 1968 he was renominated by the GOP and he defeated Vice-President Hubert Humphrey in November. After two ignominious defeats, it's hard to see why...
  9. DBWI: Republican President Ronald Reagan

    Ronald Reagan served as President of the United States from 1977-1985 as a Democrat. Reagan was a lifelong New Dealer who had served as President of the Screen Actors Guild before entering politics. He lost his first race for the House in 1952, but he came back in 1953 when he was elected as...
  10. DBWI: Nixon Loses to Pat Brown in 1962

    After losing the 1960 Presidential election, Nixon made a political comeback upon his close election as Governor of California in 1962. Nixon won the state by only .7%, and he very easily could have lost. What if Brown had defeated Nixon? Would Nixon still be able to run for President again? Or...
  11. The Golden GOP: A History of the “California Liberals” and the United States
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: Shivering in Shasta

    The 1950 California Senate Election or Shivering in Shasta “It certainly seemed odd to me at the time, I’ll admit. I’d only just recently received the request from Nixon to help him in his Senate campaign, he had plans to test the waters up north or something when I got the call. I was told by...
  12. Grand Archduke of Austria

    Coal in California

    Hi all, California's San Francisco Bay area is the perfect place to build ports and cities on because of its unique geopolitical shape. The Sierra Nevada squashes up the low lying lands making the elongated 'Great Valley', thus the San Francisco Bay is huge but only inset into the American...
  13. AHC: Create a buffer state(s) between the United States and Mexico

    Just what the header says. The most obvious point of divergence is during or after the Mexican American War but I feel there are other opportunities too. Bonus points if you can get one of these states to be a refuge for Native Americans or African American. Another bonus if you can somehow...
  14. GauchoBadger

    PC/WI: Confederate States with Pacific access?

    is there any way for the Confederate States of America to acquire sea access to the Pacific Ocean after a hypothetical victory, as result of events during the war or peace negotiations? IOTL, the western front of the Civil War saw a Confederate attempt to reach California that fell apart after...
  15. The_Russian

    WI: California and Texas switched fates?

    What if most Americans who moved to Mexico decided to move to California instead of Texas with Alta California secedes in 1836 with Texas doing what California did and seceding during the Mexican american war? What would be required for more Americans to move to California instead of Texas...
  16. Alpha_North

    Empire of the Pacific | California Empire TL

    I. Formed From The Rubble Joshua A. Norton "At the peremptory request of a large majority of the citizens of these United States, I, Joshua Norton, formerly of Algoa Bay, Cape of Good Hope, and now for the past nine years and ten months of San Francisco, California, declare and proclaim...
  17. USA without a Pacific coast

    Hi everyone! This is my first time posting here, but I´d like to see your thoughts on this scenario, which I think seems more or less pretty feasible. Though the POD is pre 1900, many of the questions I ask are related to post 1900 consequences, so not sure if this is in the right place...
  18. The_Russian

    WI: North South California Split?

    What if in 1855 California was split along the 36 30 parallel north into north and south California with south California becoming a slave state? Would the state of Southern California secede with the south in the civil war? How would the two states develop? Would south California be as...
  19. The_Russian

    AHC/WI Republican West Coast in 2018?

    With a POD of at least 1960 how can you get the states of Washington, Oregon, and California to be Republican on the state and federal levels? The GOP must stay fisically conservative, but can be more socially liberal than OTL. How does the Democratic Party change? What other states are affected...
  20. The_Russian

    DBWI: No Russian California?

    What if Russia never owned Kalifornia? How could this happen? Would it and Alaska still end up being US states? How would American culture and Politics change without the Russian Americans influence in Kalifornia like how there’s the French American influence in Quebec. If Kalifornia stayed...
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