Medieval America Mark III

Bermuda Triangle-Trade
Definitely, 100%. This region will be a battle front between Caribbean Naval Empires, the American Trade Empire and the Louisianan Trade empires.

It is the hub about which several major trade routes converge. The Mississippi / gulf coast route, the eastern seaboard route, A route connecting Mexico and the Caribbean via the Yucatan and the Caribbean island end route. Matt White didn't include it, but I think that a trade city might grow around Key west. It's either here or in Havana, because Key West - Havana is the shortest route across the Straits of Florida. I think Havana might be larger but only because it has a larger hinterland and a larger source of fresh water.
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Definitely, 100%. This region will be a battle front between Caribbean Naval Empires, the American Trade Empire and the Louisianan Trade empires.

It is the hub about which several major trade routes converge. The Mississippi / gulf coast route, the eastern seaboard route, A route connecting Mexico and the Caribbean via the Yucatan and the Caribbean island end route. Matt White didn't include it, but I think that a trade city might grow around Key west. It's either here or in Havana, because Key West - Havana is the shortest route across the Straits of Florida. I think Havana might be larger but only because it has a larger hinterland and a larger source of fresh water.
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So the Bermuda Triangle is better known for its ships sunk by war then by supernatural forces.
 
So the Bermuda Triangle is better known for its ships sunk by war then by supernatural forces.
The Bermuda Triangle starts at Miami and I think is north of the Florida Keys so idk if we could call this region the Bermuda triangle. Instead it could be a legend about a mythical island out in the ocean but to get there you have to cross a treacherous ocean. I think it's important to remember that most medieval sailors didn't travel very far from land. Southern Florida and the Bahamas and the Cuban north Coast would definitely be hotspots in wars but very prosperous in peacetime
 
The Bermuda Triangle starts at Miami and I think is north of the Florida Keys so idk if we could call this region the Bermuda triangle. Instead it could be a legend about a mythical island out in the ocean but to get there you have to cross a treacherous ocean. I think it's important to remember that most medieval sailors didn't travel very far from land. Southern Florida and the Bahamas and the Cuban north Coast would definitely be hotspots in wars but very prosperous in peacetime
Possibly be connected to folk gods and christianity in the people's minds though. It would most likely be a folk tale about Satan's minion or something by the time this era is reached.
 
The Anderson Territory
The Anderson Territory



  • System of Government: Tribal Feudalism
    • Head of State: High Judge, chosen by lot of the Judges of the Territory from the ruling Anderson family
  • Population: 1,100,000
  • Religion: New Israelite
    • Totemic Symbol: Lone Star of David

Two hundred years ago, the Andersons were on a roll. When William "Big Bill" Anderson seized the four great hill-forts of Texas that lay on the border between the agricultural lowlands and the wild plains, his dominance over the region as a whole was assured. The coastal lords could no longer stave off the Cowboys with tribute and the threat of being a nuisance to conquer: they would have to bend the knee, or die.

When Big Bill Anderson held the first Cowboy tent revival in Houston, the Holy Spirit came through him, and he revealed a great truth to the assembled horde: that, out of Houston and out of the Andersons, the Messiah would be born. Many of those gathered believed that Big Bill himself was the messiah, and he did little to quash these rumors, but they quashed themselves when he was beheaded by a Crusader at the Battle of Texarkana. Regardless, the revelation and the prophecies he espoused that day inform the nature and governance of the Anderson Territory to this day.

The advances of the Andersons have been rolled back over time, thanks to their eternal conflicts with their omnipresent-enemies - the Okies, the Texarkanans, the Broncos, and the Louisianians. Today, they've settled into more peaceable relationships with some of their neighbors, such as the Louisianians and the Broncos, while maintaining hostility towards others though not constantly invading, such as against the Okies and the Texarakanans.

The nation itself is divided in two. In the north are the wild pasture lands, where men are men and horses run wild and free. Here, the various clans have designated "Ranch" territories where they have grazing rights to raise vast herds of cattle. To the south, in the agricultural districts, the same clans function as feudal lords ruling over the hated agriculturalists. Each clan is ruled by a Judge, as is customary across much of the New Israelite world.

In the capital of Houston, the Andersons rule. Technically, the High Judge could be elected from any of the many Judges, but invariably they choose an Anderson, on the off chance that the next one is, in fact, the messiah. Sitting empty in the palace is the great throne, ready for the declaration of the Kingdom of New Israel and the arrival of the Messiah.
 
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The Anderson Territory



  • System of Government: Tribal Feudalism
    • Head of State: High Judge, chosen by lot of the Judges of the Territory from the ruling Anderson family
  • Population: 1,500,000
  • Religion: New Israelite
    • Totemic Symbol: Lone Star of David

Two hundred years ago, the Andersons were on a rule. When William "Big Bill" Anderson seized the four great hill-forts of Texas that lay at the border between the agricultural lowlands and the wild plains, his dominance over the region as a whole was assured. The coastal lords could no longer stave off the Cowboys with mere tribute and the threat of being a nuisance to conquer: they would have to bend the knee, or die.

When Big Bill Anderson held the first Cowboy tent revival in Houston, the Holy Spirit came through him: that, out of Houston and out of the Andersons, the Messiah would be born. Many believed it was him, and he did little to quash these rumors. They quashed themselves when he was beheaded by a Klansman at the Battle of Texarkana. Regardless, the revelation and the prophecies he espoused that day inform the nature and structure of the Anderson Territory to this day.

The advances of the Andersons have been rolled back over time, thanks to their eternal conflicts with their omnipresent-enemies - the Okies, the Texarkanans, the Broncos, and the Louisianians. Today, they've settled into more peaceable relationships with some of their neighbors, such as the Louisianians and the Broncos, while maintaining hostility towards others though not constantly invading, such as against the Okies and the Texarakanans.

The nation itself is divided in two. In the north are the wild pasture lands, where men are men and horses run wild and free. Here, the various clans have designated "Ranch" territories where they have grazing rights to raise vast herds of cattle. To the south, in the agricultural districts, the same clans function as feudal lords ruling over the hated agriculturalists. Each clan is ruled by a Judge, as is customary across much of the New Israelite world.

In the capital of Houston, the Andersons rule. Technically, the High Judge could be elected from any of the many Judges, but invariably they choose an Anderson, on the off chance that the next one is, in fact, the messiah. Sitting empty in the palace is the great throne, ready for the declaration of the Kingdom of New Israel and the arrival of the Messiah.
Thanks, this is a much better version than what I tried to explain.
 
The Anderson Territory


  • System of Government: Tribal Feudalism
    • Head of State: High Judge, chosen by lot of the Judges of the Territory from the ruling Anderson family
  • Population: 1,500,000
  • Religion: New Israelite
    • Totemic Symbol: Lone Star of David

Two hundred years ago, the Andersons were on a rule. When William "Big Bill" Anderson seized the four great hill-forts of Texas that lay at the border between the agricultural lowlands and the wild plains, his dominance over the region as a whole was assured. The coastal lords could no longer stave off the Cowboys with mere tribute and the threat of being a nuisance to conquer: they would have to bend the knee, or die.

When Big Bill Anderson held the first Cowboy tent revival in Houston, the Holy Spirit came through him: that, out of Houston and out of the Andersons, the Messiah would be born. Many believed it was him, and he did little to quash these rumors. They quashed themselves when he was beheaded by a Klansman at the Battle of Texarkana. Regardless, the revelation and the prophecies he espoused that day inform the nature and structure of the Anderson Territory to this day.

The advances of the Andersons have been rolled back over time, thanks to their eternal conflicts with their omnipresent-enemies - the Okies, the Texarkanans, the Broncos, and the Louisianians. Today, they've settled into more peaceable relationships with some of their neighbors, such as the Louisianians and the Broncos, while maintaining hostility towards others though not constantly invading, such as against the Okies and the Texarakanans.

The nation itself is divided in two. In the north are the wild pasture lands, where men are men and horses run wild and free. Here, the various clans have designated "Ranch" territories where they have grazing rights to raise vast herds of cattle. To the south, in the agricultural districts, the same clans function as feudal lords ruling over the hated agriculturalists. Each clan is ruled by a Judge, as is customary across much of the New Israelite world.

In the capital of Houston, the Andersons rule. Technically, the High Judge could be elected from any of the many Judges, but invariably they choose an Anderson, on the off chance that the next one is, in fact, the messiah. Sitting empty in the palace is the great throne, ready for the declaration of the Kingdom of New Israel and the arrival of the Messiah.
Are the broncos the guys to the south of Andersen territory
 
No, I left them nameless. Those are just Hispaniaphone Cowboys.
They should be called the Ryogranday since the Rio Grande runs through their territory. Plus it'd evoke the historic Republic of the Rio Grande. You know what'd be hilarious? If the river of the same name would instead be called the "Rio Ryogranday" instead of the "Rio Grande" since they presumably poorly educated cowboys in the area forgot that the name "Rio Grande" referred to the actual river instead of the area.
 
They should be called the Ryogranday since the Rio Grande runs through their territory. Plus it'd evoke the historic Republic of the Rio Grande. You know what'd be hilarious? If the river of the same name would instead be called the "Rio Ryogranday" instead of the "Rio Grande" since they presumably poorly educated cowboys in the area forgot that the name "Rio Grande" referred to the actual river instead of the area.
The spanish speaking cowboys would probably use "rio" enough to know that ryogrande means rio grande. English speaking cowboys might forget. Though it doesn't seem like the kind of knowledge that people forget.
 
The spanish speaking cowboys would probably use "rio" enough to know that ryogrande means rio grande. English speaking cowboys might forget. Though it doesn't seem like the kind of knowledge that people forget.
Fair enough. It was just a bit of fun. It does still sound like something that ignorant Anglo cowboys would do. They might forget the name of the Hispanic cowboy clan in the area and only remember where they're from.
 
The Rizzini Territories
Rizzini Territory

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  • System of Government: Tribal Monarchy
    • Head of State: High Judge, chosen from the Rizzini Family by lot of the various Judges of the Territory
  • Population: 700,000
  • Religion: New Israelite
  • Totemic Symbol: Deer Skull
Sitting on top of largest trade route crossing the great plains the Rizzini's are the wealthiest family on all the great Plains. They are wealthier than the presidents of all but Ohio and California. Vast herds of cattle managed by subordinates and their families have the Rizzini brand on their ears. Other tribes cower before them and their war band. But their power is not unchecked. Their neighbors eye their wealth and hope to seize it from them as they seized it all those years ago.

250 years ago the Rizzinis were living on the plains of the Dakotas, powerful Judges in their own right. The Heinemens had the rights to what is now Rizzini territory and they were equally wealthy and powerful as the Rizzinis are today. That is until Robert Heinemen died and his teenage son Karl became high Judge of Heinemen territory. Karl promptly decided to attack the State of Illinois to shore up his power base. The war band was doing fine until a surprise rainstorm allowed an Illinois army to smash the Heinemen warband at Des Moines killing off much of Karl's immediate family while Karl himself was dragged off to Rock Island to be tortured and humiliated. Without a successor the judges of Heinemen territory tore themselves apart and the Rizzini's moved in, killed the Heinemen men sold the old women and boys into slavery and took the young women and girls as concubines.

That was a long time ago and the Rizzinis have enjoyed the peace and the prosperity that comes with extorting merchants and farmers. The Mormons and the Baileys used to pay enormous sums each year to keep the Rizzini's off their back but the civilizing effect of wealth has curbed Rizzini aggression in recent years. Farmers have been returning to the Eastern part of the territory and the Rizzini's have been content to allow them to grow their crops provided they pay their taxes with a religious tax on top. Sitting on top of a gilded throne in Omaha, life is good for the Rizzini family. They have even managed to marry into and marry, the Iowan Royal family ensuring peace on their eastern border.

However their wealth has attracted unwanted attention in recent years and invasions from Wyoming, Kansas and Iowa have been beaten back but at the cost of Dakota and the trimming down of the Rizzini family tree. From a peak of almost 80 separate branches of cousins and siblings the Rizzini family now consists of 5 brothers, and a handful of cousins with much of their herds now managed by families of vice-stockmen and judges. Some of these vice-stockmen have grown very powerful indeed and are looking for a larger slice of the pie, something the Rizzinis have no choice but to indulge them in, buying off their allegiance for another generation.
 
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The area around mt rushmore should have importance to the great plains people, as that area are one of the most heavily wooded area aside from parts of Oklahoma (also mt rushmore itself is probably some kind of holy site). And should the badlands be a plains gateway to hell kind of thing?
 
The area around mt rushmore should have importance to the great plains people, as that area are one of the most heavily wooded area aside from parts of Oklahoma (also mt rushmore itself is probably some kind of holy site). And should the badlands be a plains gateway to hell kind of thing?
Matt white said that Mt Rushmore was a holy site for the herdsmen. Idk about the badlands. They might just be impassible terrain
 
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