Oh I Wish I Was in Dixie: A Different North America

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by RoxyLikeAPuma, Sep 14, 2019.

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  1. 20person Well-Known Member

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    I think you gave an extra seat to Labor in the map at the bottom.
     
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  2. RoxyLikeAPuma Well-Known Member

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    There's only two districts at the bottom, the islands are each in one of the mainland districts. It should only be 15 total.

    Edit: Oh nevermind, I get what you mean now. Fixed.
     
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  3. HeX Self-Proclaimed Disney Expert

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    What are/were some of the more famous Southerners of OTL up to here in Dixie? Namely, Elvis Presley, Muhammad Ali, Dolly Parton, MLK, and Rhett & Link?
     
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    Interesting. That reminds me, what is the Asian-*American population like ITTL? How is Asian-*American stereotypes and culture different?
     
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    Elvis and Dolly were still very famous musicians, but mostly not because of their success in Dixie but because of their success in America. They were some of the first musicians of their chosen genre to hit it big in America and became icons there (its fairly common for musicians in Dixie to go off to Hollywood in hopes of making big, though in the recent past Atlanta's entertainment industry has grown incredibly). It was this explosion of fame abroad that increased their profile in Dixie and made them national figures of pride. It was a national tragedy when Elvis died in 2017 of a stroke.

    Muhammad Ali became a famous boxer in Dixie until his defection to America in 1962 which became an extremely contentious issue at the time. Ali still encounters Malcolm X and the NOI in America. In America, Ali was still a fairly successful boxer, but the controversy over his defection overshadows much of his boxing fame.

    MLK is known as a important figure in the pre Equal Rights Era. His demonstrations in the '60's while unsuccessful and not well known at the time or even today heavily influenced many of the more well-known Equal Rights Leaders such as Diane Nash, James Orange, Benjamin Chavis, Jesse Jackson, and John Lewis.

    Rhett & Link run a successful morning variety show on Dixie Public Broadcasting or DPB out of Richmond. Their show was one of the first of DPB's efforts to diversify their programming to increase viewership and it was a huge success. DPB has since ramped up production of more eccentric shows and have seen their popularity rise.

    There are no Exclusion Acts so Asian-Americans make up a larger share of the population in America than in OTL. They are 11.6% of the population in America just behind the Hispanic population at 12.5% (Asian-Americans are expected to become the largest ethnic minority soon).

    But because of their was no Exclusion Acts don't think that there weren't any discrimination. B/c of their larger proportion of the population, many provinces (mostly in the Eastern part of the country) restricted them from moving their in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. As a result 80% of Asians in America live on the West Coast in either California, Cascadia, or Columbia, though in past decades their has been a push eastward for Asian-Americans.

    Stereotypes against Asians tend to be fairly similar but their geographic isolation on the West Coast has led to their being a stronger "Asian-American" culture in the Commonwealth rather than more individual nationalities as the forced close living situations weakened their national ties and strengthened it towards each other.
     
  6. Threadmarks: 2018 Arkansas State Legislative Elections

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    2018 Arkansas State Legislative Elections

    In the 2018 Arkansas State Legislative Elections, the once Unionist bastion of Arkansas continued its shift toward the National Party. The state which used to be safe for the Unionists started its National trend in 2006 when John Edwards (despite winning the presidency) became the first Unionist presidential candidate to fail to carry the state in the second round against Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee. Jim Webb and Mitch Landrieu in 2012 and 2018 also failed to carry the now safe National State. Mark Pryor despite being a senator from Arkansas even narrowly failed to carry the state in his 2012 VP Election win (becoming the first VP to win the VP election w/o carrying the state).

    The Nationals in 2018 widened their narrow majority in the State Senate and the PLL continued to gain ground in the state since the party first began to seriously contest Arkansas state elections since 2009. In the State House (which uses nested districts), the Nationals gained their first National majority in the chamber in over a century. Since the 2015 election the Nationals had governed with help from PLL member David Desmarais to gain a majority.

    (if you're wondering of the about the popular vote disparity, the number is based off the results of the second round election where in the Senate the Nationals failed to make the second round in 2 districts to the Unionists 1. In the House, the Nationals failed to make the second round in 12 districts and the Unionists in 3.)

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  7. RoxyLikeAPuma Well-Known Member

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    Here's an updated infobox with new popular vote tallies and with a new map.

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  8. Threadmarks: Healthcare Bill Article

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  9. Threadmarks: 2019 North German federal election

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    2019 North German federal election

    In October 2019, the Kingdom of North Germany elected all 544 members of the Reichstag. The Reichstag is election using Proportional Represent by state. The Rhineland Autonomous Republic could hold an election and send 105 members to Berlin, but instead to indicate their autonomy, the regional legislature sends 10 members (who are all independents) to the Reichstag.

    Incumbent Chancellor Christian Wulff of the Centre Party and his government made up of a coalition of the Centre Party, the LDPN, and the 10 Rhineland independent members were defeated by the SPD led by Manuela Schwesig. Schwesig announced on October 5 that the SPD along with the Greens and the LDPN would join in a coalition to form a government with Schwesig as the chancellor.

    Important issues for the election included the reviving ethnic tensions in the Balkans, the North Sea Trade and Customs Agreement, and the Bankruptcy Crisis in Silesia. Schwesig and the SPD also promised to hold a referendum for the monarchy should they form the government.

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  10. Gabzcervo Timeline raises FAQs

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    @RoxyLikeAPuma, let me ask you three questions about North Germany:
    • Who is the current monarch of North Germany that reigns until now?
    • How Angela Merkel was doing in this TL?
    • How did Manuela Schwesig took power as the current chancellor?
     
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  11. Goweegie2 That girl whose content is bad

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    Obviously that's not Schwesig, that's her twin from my Führerreich TL Mona Levisohn, who fled to Roxy's TL and impersonated Schwesig after being ousted as Chancellor by her own party
     
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  12. terranova210486 Well-Known Member

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    What's China and Hong Kong like?
     
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  13. RoxyLikeAPuma Well-Known Member

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    The current Emperor of North Germany is Georg Friedrich I who has ruled since his father's death in 1994.
    Merkel is the current Centre Party Minister-President for Pomerania
    Schwesig took power as the leader of the SPD in 2018 after a leadership spill against then leader Olaf Scholz. Schwesig being a new and little known figure managed to outflank the older and more controversial members of her party to take position as head of the party.
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    You can't blame a gal for being persistent. (I never even realized that they were the same person til you mentioned it)
    There is no 2nd Sino-Japanese War ITTL, so the Chinese Civil War continues to rage on in China with the Communists being funded heavily by the Soviets and the Nationalists being aided by the West (and even Japan). It is generally considered the first proxy war of the Cold War. The Nationalists weren't doing too well and so they made a deal with the devil AKA Japan for much heavier support in the form of troops in return for the Nationalists turning a blind eye to Taiwan and Manchuria.

    With the Japanese support the Nationalists were able to turn the tide for a time until eventually both sides hit reached a stalemate with either not being able to advance meaningfully. In 1951 a ceasefire was signed and the border between the two nations became heavily militarized. The RoC now owns the southern half of the country with the PRC holding the North. The RoC remained a dictatorship until the early 2000's when democratization began to occur. The PRC is still a communist state, but has liberalized its economy since the fall of the Soviet Union. There have been increasing talks between the countries to unite now that the PRC is left without its major ally.

    Hong Kong was turned over to the RoC in the late 90's with certain conditions of autonomy and is currently a largely autonomous city in the RoC.
     
  14. Threadmarks: West Florida Infobox

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    Infobox for West Florida, the first state to be added to the Federation after the original 11 and the second most French speaking state after Louisiana.

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  15. Red Arturoist Napoleon II. - Marxist-Arturoist-Trałkaist Donor

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    What was this Supreme Court ruling regarding Mississippi about? In Arkansas, as far as I saw, districts were gerrymandered to the disadvantage of the Francophone minority(?), was that the case in Mississippi, too?

    Also, what is going on in the rest of Europe? Might we see a communist France, for example?
     
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  16. Red Arturoist Napoleon II. - Marxist-Arturoist-Trałkaist Donor

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    So we have a traffic light coalition (Ampelkoalition) ITTL?

    What happened, and why could both the SPD and Greens gain so many votes? What are their stances on the Balkans, the Trade and Customs Agreenemt (Nordseehandels- und zollunion? NSHZU?), and on the "bankruptcy crisis"? Who went bankrupt (the province?), for what reasons, and what do the SPD and Greens plan to do? Also, between which peoples are there "reviving ethnic tensions" in the Balkan, and what is the issue with the NSHZU about? Does North Germany want to leave the agreement or modify it?

    Also, could you provide some information on what the 2015 election looked like?
     
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  17. RoxyLikeAPuma Well-Known Member

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    The headline was supposed to say "Supreme Court Rules Against Mississippi School in Language Question" but I accidentally left that out. Mississippi has a small Francophone minority along the Mississippi River and especially in the Natchez area and the Natchez School District was accused of not providing enough resources for Francophone students despite French actually being one of the state's official languages.

    I'm not sure about the specifics of all of Europe except for a couple things like a surviving Denmark-Norway Union. All of Europe outside of the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, and Portugal are much less rich than they are in OTL however. France I'm thinking of as a republic like in OTL, but still holding on to Algeria and possibly a couple of its other colonies instead of releasing them with the French claiming a French Guiana-like status with them.

    The SPD and the Greens largely gained due to dissatisfaction with the ruling Centre, LDPN coalition. Wulff was largely seen as ineffective and not able to properly corral his party and coalition members into line (especially the Rhineland Independents who were notoriously hard to please).

    The North Sea Trade and Customs Agreement was a free trade and a (limited) customs union between North Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, and Denmark-Norway. Even though the Agreement was approved in 2014 under the SPD government at the time, it didn't come into effect until 2016 when many people (mostly supporters of the DNVP and the Left) blamed the Centre Party.

    The Silesian State Goverment has been on the edge of financial collapse for nearly two decades now and after bailouts in 2007 and 2013 (which were unpopular with the country as a whole), the Centre Party promised not to bailout the government again if they formed a government and instead would try to force them to clean up their act. This however didn't work out and in 2019 the state was on the verge of bankruptcy again (largely due to the ineffectiveness of their revenue collecting services) in 2019. Chancellor Wulff blinked and gave them a "relief package" which was pretty much just a mini bailout. The Relief Package wasn't enough to please those that wanted the govt to bail out Silesia and it was too much for those that opposed it leading to pretty much everybody disapproving of the move. The SPD and the Greens were among those that wanted a full bailout.

    The tensions in the Balkans are largely in two different areas. Slovenes in Croatia and Italy who want the formation of an independent Slovene Republic and those that want more independence in Montenegro.
     
  18. LoneStarCowboy Texan Nationalist

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    Call me a typical Texan, but I kinda wanna see more of Texas
     
  19. Goweegie2 That girl whose content is bad

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    Same. Roxy hasn't really done much in the way of Texas yet besides this election and this other election, but at least he established the political system of Texas with them
     
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  20. LoneStarCowboy Texan Nationalist

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    I saw that. At least we know the full borders of Texas
     
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