1. Is this linked to any map scale thing (like worlda, qbam, etc)
2. can we get a version with like the native borders / with state borders (if it was based to a map, I could do the last bit) as like a base for NA timelines?
I've always had a huge problem with naming the Hawaiian Islands the "Sandwich Islands." Just like Rhodesia did, you're taking a place with millennias of rich culture and home to a huge number of people, and slapping them under the name of a European explorer or other such figure (in this case, the Earl of Sandwich) who didn't do anything but make life hell for the natives. It bothered me all throughout reading Turtledove's TL-191 series, and it still bothers me now.Definitely like this (especially the alternately-transliterated Hawaiian Islands), although since the "Ross" in Fort Ross just comes from Pоссия, I suspect a Russian North America would choose a different name.
Uhhh, do you realise that the 3 millions of Afrikaners today are descendant of roughly 20,000 Dutch speaking whites who lived there when the brits took the colony over?
Alright admittedly, the population in the Theresian colony will be significantly more urban than Boers, so will have a lower growth, however the large number of migrants and the fact that it’s going to be the main valve for emigration the Austrian empire means it’s likely to have a lot of settlers, many will go back once the rush is over, but more than enough will stay, in the end an european descended population comparable to our Australia is more than plausible, considering the similar timeframes.
South Africa is mostly tropical diseases free, except in Natal, the climate is very healthy for extensive farming, IRL the inability of the Khoisan to fight back first allowed the Dutch to expend within the cape colony, and then the Mfecane which depopulated the free state/Transvaal, there, it’s their sheer number (several times larger than the Boers were at the time, gold rush attracted a LOT of people in these times), along with actually being supported by Austrian colonial forces for peacekeeping, Austrians who wanted to make sure they control their only colony.
There’s a reason South Africa has been white settled IRL, there is a reason why it’s often used in AH as a Foreign entryway for settler colonialism, it’s because it disease free, large, at a strategical location, and has lots of land adapted to European agricultural package.
In the Conference states it’s more of a “liberalism, but only for white people” situation - the others, particularly Maine, are in the situation you describe.It's strange to have places with poor democracy being governed by a "Liberal" government, since one of the main platforms of Liberalism is increased democracy. Historically, Liberal movements pushed for things like electoral reform (e.g. getting rid of "rotten boroughs" in the UK), extending the franchise, and constitutional limits on the executive. Though I suppose it could represent a snapshot in an unfree state undergoing the process of liberalization.
Florida is governed by Anglo supremacists clinging to power after the tourism industry crashed - it was a Conference state before Governor Power’s autogolpe. The Navy aided with the Conference and was able to carve out a “Free Florida” in the Panhandle. They will post tourism ads. Do not listen to them. The closest OTL analogue is probably apartheid Rhodesia or South Africa.Who governs Florida and Maryland, and what is the situation in Deseret like?