A Loyal City on the Hill - The Commonwealth Wank

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by VT45, Jul 22, 2018.

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  1. Riley Uhr Muldoon did nothing wrong

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    Just had read through the last thread and realised that Amelia Roosevelt was actually the Columbian Labour-Welfare leader presumingly making her PM which is funny considering she is actually a Violinist IRL. But rather than Labor Welfare as the main Columbian Left party how about instead a Socialist Farmer-Labour party as a Merger between Socialist parties and possibly something similar to IRL Farmer-Labor, I also prefer the acronym SFL to LW.
     
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  2. VT45 Cartographer Extraordinaire

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    Agreed.

    And unfortunately @Zyxoriv, Tom Allen retired in 2009.
     
  3. Threadmarks: Mexico Map

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    Sorry for the delay. I work full time and I'm in rehearsals for a play right now. So my time is rather limited right now so it can take several days to make a simple map. But here it is at last: a map of the Federated Captaincies of Mexico.
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  4. VT45 Cartographer Extraordinaire

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    Currently working on the New England general election of 1859, and generating a large map of the provinces that I can use to make the election maps. In the meantime, is there anything you guys would like to see?
     
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  5. Riley Uhr Muldoon did nothing wrong

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    A world map would be nice. (I think something fun to experiment with would be an Australian commonwealth which was a possibility up until the 1900s)
     
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  6. Pokemon Master What's it to you?

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    anything about Columbia, maybe a list of Prime Ministers
     
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  7. VT45 Cartographer Extraordinaire

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    Okay. I’m currently cobbling together a provincial map that of New England to use for the election map, and then I’ll post some stuff on Columbia.

    And @Riley Uhr, I’m not sure what you mean by an Australian Commonwealth in this context. Isn’t that what we have IOTL?
     
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  8. Riley Uhr Muldoon did nothing wrong

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    I meant Australasian Commonwealth which is Australia NZ and Fiji
     
  9. VT45 Cartographer Extraordinaire

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    Oh I see. Well, Australia’s not that big ITTL, but it does include all of New Guinea
     
  10. Riley Uhr Muldoon did nothing wrong

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    Ah so the same as the last thread okay
     
  11. VT45 Cartographer Extraordinaire

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    Most things are the same but I’m changing some stuff
     
  12. Gabingston Well-Known Member

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    Worse than Subsaharan Africa?! How did that happen?! Also, with California being as well off as Europe, how could a country have that much of a disparity between regions?
     
  13. VT45 Cartographer Extraordinaire

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    Subsaharan Africa ITTL. Which is much better off than IOTL. Like I said, South Africa is leading the way with a GDP per capita and a standard of living on par with OTL Southern Europe. Besides, IOTL Oaxaca has a GDP per capita on par with countries like Ghana, Sudan, and Mauretania. So it's not too far off. Whereas Guatemala is just a bit worse off than ITTL, which has it on par with Cape Verde. Meanwhile, again, California is on par with countries like Norway and Switzerland IOTL. So when you ask what happened, it's basically the same thing as what happened economically IOTL.

    Anyway, a little something I've been thinking of to tide you over. I've been thinking about what New England's place is in the Commonwealth of Nations, and I think with how much it devotes to education and innovation, it'd probably be seen as the Tony Stark of the Commonwealth: brilliant, and flush with cash because of it (IOTL New England as its own independent country would have the highest standard of living in the world, and it's the same here). So that got me thinking some more, and so I quickly cobbled this together:
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  14. VT45 Cartographer Extraordinaire

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    Oh also if you have any ideas of your own feel free to PM me. It’s show weekend so I don’t have much time to work on stuff (I haven’t turned on my personal computer now in two days), but I’m more than happy to see what you guys have to contribute.
     
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  15. VT45 Cartographer Extraordinaire

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    I should have a Columbia map up sometime tonight. In the meantime someone bumped the car registration plates thread, so I thought I’d post the New England license plates here. I may end up changing the design but I don’t know yet.

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  16. ETGalaxy Long live the King of America!

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    What's the second language on the New Hampshire license plate and what I think is the third on other license plates?
     
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    It's French and Portuguese (French seems a natural fit, but why Portuguese?)
     
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  18. Pokemon Master What's it to you?

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    it's because of the large Portuguese populations in Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts
     
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  19. VT45 Cartographer Extraordinaire

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    Exactly. Unlike almost every other immigrant group to come to New England, the Portuguese held onto their language for well over a hundred years. French was given official status in the 1960s, and Portuguese in the 1990s. And because of the fact that New England is home to the largest lusophone community in North America, as well as the fact that it’s one of only two countries in the Americas that have Portuguese as an official language has drawn many immigrants from the Portuguese Commonwealth. Most notable is the Cape Verdean population which now outnumbers the population of Cape Verde itself.
     
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    Okay, contrary to what I said earlier, the map's not getting done tonight. I decided rather than individual countries I'm just gonna go ahead and do a full North America map. The other continents will follow.
     
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