The (Not So) Great Texas-Iraq ( or Rio-Tigris) ISOT
, this one's for you
The Pecos-Rio Grande river system switched with the Tigris-Euphrates one.
Modern US and Mexico (well, really around 2010) around these rivers immediately following an ISOT to this region in 1400 BCE.
This isn't by any means a well though out TL, definitely has more holes than Swiss Cheese, but here it is.
Sorry for the many unlabeled cities in the last map, I was more focused on trying out a graphical style that I don't have much experience with than on getting I every detail.
The idea behind the names is that this "Ancient US"'s records are lost over time (most road signs are destroyed, as are many computers, the Texans don't bring back the internet, however, there are extensive connections between a few individual devices through Bluetooth and similar technologies. Most technology is kept, but names are largely forgotten, and many come from foreign (Egyptian and Median/Madai) texts, resulting in name changes.
- Makalan = McAllen
- Montarai = Monterrey (the one in Mexico obviously)
- Waraz = Juarez
- Las Krusas = Las Cruces
- Karlabad = Carlsbad
- Addaas = Odessa
- Pakas = Pecos
- Albakurk = Albuquerque (the ee sound at the end got dropped)
- Santafa = Santa Fe
- Al Basa = El Paso
America --> Americuh (uh is barely registered by the foreigners) --> Americ' --[passed through foreign phonetics]--> Amrak
Yerak is just how Iraq was transliterated from Amraki English by its neighbors.
I'm really looking for feedback on the big map/graphic, the style and composition, not the information.
Apologies for any spelling and grammatical errors. Also, a note, this is not something I would want to happen, it's just something that was discussed on this thread that I found interesting.