Challenge: US state with "Q" (no Quebec or Sequoyah)

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: Before 1900' started by David T, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. David T Well-Known Member

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    Q is the only letter which does not appear in the name of any of the fifty states of the US. Challenge: get a US state with Q *without*

    (1) annexing Quebec, or

    (2) having a State of Sequoyah http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_of_Sequoyah
     
  2. twovultures Best leagues are NFL, FIFA, and Shmalkaldic

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    This answer is a little silly

    Fearing that they would be ultimately dominated by Massachusetts, the government of Rhode Island purchases large tracts of land from Connecticut shortly after the revolution. The citizens of Connecticut demand revisions to the state constitution, which Rhode Island officials agree too. To mark a 'new beginning' for the state, the fusion of Rhode Island and the purchased Connecticut land is named Quahog after the Narraganset word for hard clam to evoke the bounty of the sea.
     
  3. packmanwiscy Only 5 degrees away from Brett Favre

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    Instead of naming the Virginia after the "Virgin Queen" the colonists just call it Queensland.
     
  4. Hominid The Real Hominid

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    Someone surnamed Quinn becomes a great president, so great that they name a state after him.
     
  5. Jonathan Edelstein Rooted Cosmopolitan

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    Washington State is named Suquamish, or the Pequots win the war of 1637-38 and end up with a state?
     
  6. Transparent Blue TRANSPARENT! TRANSPARENT!

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    Vancouver Island as Quadra.
     
  7. Lycaon pictus Author of "Locksmith's Closet" Donor

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    Kansas is named "Quivira."
     
  8. Not Henry G. Well-Known Member

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    North and South Daquota lol
     
  9. RySenkari Lisa Simpson 2020

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    Quincy, maybe?
     
  10. Jonathan Edelstein Rooted Cosmopolitan

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    The US intervenes in the Caste War and annexes Quintana Roo.
     
  11. JennyB Old Enough to Know Better

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    Quinn the Eskimo? :cool:
     
  12. St. Just STOP BUMPING STOP BUMPING STOP BUMPING THREADS

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    Quinn the Eskimo, Medicine Woman.
     
  13. Mario Well-Known Member

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    Make Quantico a micro-state. Many people in Europe thinks so due to the series about FBI.
     
  14. Thespitron 6000 Roman Cathode Deacon

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  15. Chairwoman Roxelana Footstool Empress

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    What about Iraq?
     
  16. CaliBoy1990 A bright future is still possible! =)

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    A U.S. state by the name of Iroquois might be a good solution to this, I think: it might require a POD right around the start of the Revolution, but it could certainly be done; how about *Upstate N.Y.(or at least a part of it)?

    Alternatively, the U.S. manages to hold what would be, IOTL, Southwest *Ontario(though it could very well exclude York/Toronto, maybe as a concession to the British), after winning an ATL *War of 1812, and that just happens to be the chosen name of the new state carved out of that area of Upper Canada.
     
  17. 606jae Well-Known Member

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    x also seems to me missing
     
  18. Thespitron 6000 Roman Cathode Deacon

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  19. HongCanucker freedom hi

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    Have a chunk of OTL western Washington State become Quillayute or Quinalt?
     
  20. Indigo low energy lilac

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    Nataqua somehow becomes a state in place of Nevada.