Highest population a US with these borders could achieve?

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: Before 1900' started by NAF, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Max Sinister Retired Myriad Club Member Banned

    Jan 15, 2004
    The Chaos TL
    The thing was, French Louisiana was underpopulated. That's why it's so hard to imagine that TTL *Americans would sit in their little quarter and ignore the rest.
  2. TimTurner Cartoon Phanatic

    Apr 11, 2015
    DFW area, Texas (no, Tibecuador)
    Imagine how packed the Eastern Seaboard will be...
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  3. NAF Active Member

    Sep 20, 2017
    With so many more people being concentrated on the east coast, how much more populated could NYC be than in OTL?
  4. metalinvader665 Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Tennessee, North American Union
    I think you'd see more in the Midwest and even see North Carolina and Tennessee developing earlier (no Civil War and slavery ending by the 1860s, etc.) than see the East Coast being too crowded.

    One area I'd expect to be much more populous and prosperous is border cities like Memphis or East St. Louis. The latter in particular would anchor a major transnational metropolitan area (and no doubt have a much much much more positive reputation). This would draw people away from the coasts.