1) Why is Wyoming not named differently?
Missouri is a federal dominion of nine provinces, all of which are self-governing and share sovereignty with the federal government. Spanning the Midwest and much of the Great Plains, what is now Missouri was one of the last regions of North America settled by Europeans, and remained sparsely populated until the mid to late 19th century. The modern dominion was formed in 1867, when the crown colonies of Osage, Iowa and Kansas agreed to unite to form the Commonwealth. The province of Nebraska was created at the same time from the vast unorganised Midwest Territories. The self-governing colonial provinces of Minnesota and Colorado, declined the initial proposals to join the Commonwealth, with each hoping to establish themselves as self-governing dominions, however the terms of the 1876 Acts of Union, which formed the United Empire, brought both provinces into the Commonwealth with favourable terms. In 1890, the final three provinces of Dakota, Montana and Wyoming were formed, having initially joined to the Commonwealth in 1876 as districts of the unorganised Midwest Territories, before being elevated to territories and finally self-governing provinces.
Similar to the Columbian and Canadian federal systems, under the Constitution of Missouri, the nine provinces retain plenary legislative power except on matters reserved for the federal or imperial parliaments. Any change to the agreed division of powers between the federal government and the provinces requires a constitutional amendment, and the provinces have a great deal of power relative to the federal government, with jurisdiction over many public goods such as health care, education, welfare, and intra-provincial transportation. Like subdivisions in other federal dominions, they receive "transfer payments" from the federal government to pay for these, as well as exacting their own taxes.
Missouri is a large and diverse dominion, with English and Minnesotan having official status at the federal level, while French, German, Spanish and the various Native American languages are recognised minority languages. Minnesotan is a creolised Scandinavian language descended from Danish and Swedish settlers, and is widely spoken in the provinces of Minnesota and Dakota. Midwest German is widely spoken in rural communities across Dakota and Montana, where it is a recognised official language, however the number of speakers is declining. German was widely spoken in Colorado prior to the 1920s, but since then has declined, with only 3,000 speakers left as of the 2011 census. Dialects of French were once widely spoken throughout Missouri, owing to its former status as a French colonial territory, however the only surviving variety of French is that spoken throughout the province of Osage. Spanish is widely spoken in parts of Colorado, where nearly 20% of the population are of Hispanic descent, a legacy of immigration from Latin America, while Native American languages are spoken in pockets across the northern provinces.
Speaking of party leaders, I'm excited to see a list of historical party leaders.
Thanks for this! Would love to see more about England, Wales, Ireland, and Cornwall soon.
Partial WorldA of TTL, showing the Empire. Please ignore everywhere else. I probably messed up Ohio Country and England proper.
1) Why is Wyoming not named differently?
2) What is the Minnesotan language?
OTL Minnesota is known for having a large population of Scandinavian heritage. Here, they form their own creole language.
As if there wasn't already enough of a reason to want to live in this TL!!
It will be interesting to see Harris's career in this universe. Her father was born in Jamaica, her mother in India, she herself was born in California, and she spent several years of her life in Quebec, and even graduated high school there.Same here, I was interested to know if you could do infoboxes for, as in the 3rd post, Joe Biden, Mike Pence (Trump's already done), Jo Jorgensen, Howie Hawkins, and let's say Kamala Harris?
Are you gonna do an infobox on Joe Biden?
Same here, I was interested to know if you could do infoboxes for, as in the 3rd post, Joe Biden, Mike Pence (Trump's already done), Jo Jorgensen, Howie Hawkins, and let's say Kamala Harris?
It will be interesting to see Harris's career in this universe. Her father was born in Jamaica, her mother in India, she herself was born in California, and she spent several years of her life in Quebec, and even graduated high school there.
Don't forget Kanye West!
I believe this hasn’t been asked yet—what did Ronald Reagan’s career look like here?
So Reagan retains a left-wing point of view ITTL?Reagan moves to New York ITTL, specifically Ridgefield (OTL Fort Lee) the centre of the British film industry in North America, to follow his acting career. He becomes relatively influential in New York politics, but chooses to stick with acting as his primary career rather than chase life as a politician. He becomes a prominent member of TTLs Screen Actors Guild and a labour union activist.
The Asian front of WW2 was flipped, China was expansionist and Japan was attacked.It was mentioned at some point that Korea and Manchuria are still both dependent on Japan. So I would assume that they never went against the Western powers and weren’t as expansionist.
Oh Japan could be very interesting in this history, with China being the Far East going up to and during WW2, so the Anglo-Japanese alliance should still have been active.
I wonder if the Anglo-Portuguese alliance and Anglo-Japanese alliance could possibly merged in this timeline.
Finally I wonder if someone in British Royal family and the Imperial Japanese family (minor royal obviously, maybe a TL created child) would marry in this TL, maybe meet during the war or just after it (war conference, diplomatic mission, etc).
It was mentioned at some point that Korea and Manchuria are still both dependent on Japan. So I would assume that they never went against the Western powers and weren’t as expansionist.
The Asian front of WW2 was flipped, China was expansionist and Japan was attacked.
China infobox (+ write-up): https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/hail-britannia.423117/page-59#post-17816941
East Asian War / Bombings of Shanghai and Tianjin: https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/hail-britannia.423117/page-61#post-17831683
So Reagan retains a left-wing point of view ITTL?
Hate to bother, but is there a wikibox in the works for PM Luis Fortuno's cabinet?