Greetings! This timeline is the spiritual successor to A Shining Valley, which you may have seen posted on the forum before. As it was my first timeline, it was messy and crude as it experience significant revision over the months, which honestly ruined the narrative in many ways. For the past couple months I’ve been growing increasingly dissatisfied with the direction the timeline was heading. WIthin the last week, I finally decided to start anew. I hope this is one will be much less chaotic and disjointed than this one. This doesn’t mean that ASV is truly gone, as I will be incorporating many aspects of my old timeline into this new one. Even the lake will make it. As with my old one this is going to be another graphics timeline filled with various maps, wikipages, wikiboxes, and graphics.
A Shining Valley wasn’t my first attempt at an alternate history timeline, there were a lot of false starts that never really got off the ground. One of them was a United States timeline where the country plunged into civil war after a disputed election of 1800. I abandoned it after my history professor called it unhistorical, but the idea of a United States that was hobbled early in its life stuck with me. Now after after revisiting the idea with an entirely new perspective an entire year later, it has lead to this timeline.
The PoD is a United States split over disagreements with the country’s founding documents. However Simply put the basic PoD is that Alexander Hamilton is much more of an ass, to the Anti-Federalists and it all spirals out of control. With its sundering, the United States will face a more tumultuous history sparking events that will ripple around the world for centuries to come. Most of the timeline will focus on the United States, progressing chronologically throughout TTL America’s history. However, there will be glimpses of the radically different modern period, posts about the happenings beyond America’s borders and a combination of both.
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, I would be happy to hear it! While this timeline will largely progress as I have planned out, I still would cover any suggestions that you may have. I hope that this will be a worthy successor to A Shining Valley that we will all enjoy.