And the map...
Quick map inspired by the recent "AHC: Independant Australia" thread in Before 1900, which prompted me to read up on Ned Kelly and discover the rumor of his planned declaration of a "Republic of the North-East of Australia" and by the timeline Remember Eureka!.
Interesting notion, and well-executed. Would the new republic keep the name 'Victoria,' though?
How're the Irish doing in this new state?
I presume fairly well, given that Irish Catholics made up the bulk of the revolutionaries including Kelly himself.
A very random map from me. Just a though experiment turned into one of the little-explored sides of ISOTs...
What about the Fenians? Will this new Australian republic become a centre of support for an Irish revolution back in Europe, or rather a destination for the dissatisfied nationalists and wanted men?
Or could it end up as some sort of "New Irish Homeland" in the style of Britains Uganda Programme?
That has to be one of the most intriguing scenarios I've seen in a long time. I like the cultural element you throw into the whole 'anglo' vs 'english' concept as well as the map detailing something that seems quite realistic as an outcome. Overall, a great map indeed.
Might justify it joining the Nordic Council however... And it'd be so ironic as well.
Thank you. The scenario came to me quite randomly, but I do think it is an interesting one. I might have to do more on it (though who knows how many times I've said that before).
Indeed. In fact I definitely see a lot more cooperation with Scandinavia than Europe on the horizon.
I don't know, Harald is 65 in line apparently (source). The question is who would be in England or Wales when they go, could all 64 people above him get caught?
That is in my opinion why the timing is so important. E&W disappear the instant the results of the referendum are being announced. There must be some members of the government in Edinburgh at the time? Would Cameron go, or would he stay in London? There must be at least one cabinet member there. Would he claim control of the Government of Scotland and Northern Ireland? What if he represented a constituency that no longer existed? Would it be like Quebec where Air Force was apparently told to move out in case it was seized and used as a bargaining chip? What about the Royals? I assume there would be some representative in Edinburgh.