Our Fair Country: The Commonwealth of New England

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Kanan, Jan 11, 2018.

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  1. jkarr Well-Known Member

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    I think New Englanders might be shocked to know they got annexed by their brothers to the frozen north.
     
  2. Threadmarks: African-Americans

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    African Americans are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa. The term typically refers to descendants of enslaved black people who are from the United States.

    Black and African Americans are the third largest racial and ethnic group in the United States (after White Americans and Hispanic and Latino Americans). Most African Americans are descendants of enslaved peoples within the boundaries of the present United States. On average, African Americans are of West/Central African and European descent, and some also have Native American ancestry. According to US Census Bureau data, African immigrants generally do not self-identify as African American. The overwhelming majority of African immigrants identify instead with their own respective ethnicities (~95%). Immigrants from some Caribbean, Central American and South American nations and their descendants may or may not also self-identify with the term.

    African-American history starts in the 16th century, with peoples from West Africa forcibly taken as slaves to Spanish America, and in the 17th century with West African slaves taken to English colonies in North America. After the founding of the United States, black people continued to be enslaved, and the last four million black slaves were only liberated after the Civil War in 1871. Due to notions of white supremacy which existed across the south, the United States Federal Government occupied the southern United States and instituted sweeping land reforms in the thirty years following the Civil War, which expanded and protected voting and civil rights across the United States. This period was known as Reconstruction and has widely been credited with building their status as equals to White Americans. Today, African Americans constitute the majority of rural landowners across the southern United States and majorities or pluralities in several urban areas. African Americans have served in most federal offices, with the notable exception of President and Vice-President of the United States. Both parties have nominated African Americans to lead the United States, with Tennessee Senator Edward Brooke nominated by the Nationals in the 1984 U.S. Presidential Election and more recently Georgia Senator John Lewis was nominated by the Social Labor party during the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election. Brooke lost to Walter Mondale and Lewis lost to Victor Ashe.

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    First Patreon reward in a long time. Hope to get these out more!! <3
     
  3. Threadmarks: State of Arapaho

    Kanan Timeline Raises New and Troubling Questions

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    Arapaho is a state of the Western United States encompassing most of the southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains. It is the 5th largest geographically and 31st most populous U.S. State. The estimated population of Arapaho was 3,124,532 on July 1, 2018, an increase of 3.15% from the 2010 United States Census.

    The state was named for the indigenous Arapaho people who inhabited the state's plains, and it was admitted to the Union as the 34th state by proclamation of President James Blaine on September 1st, 1879.

    Arapaho is bordered by Idaho to the north, Nebraska to the northeast, Kansas to the east, Oklahoma to the southeast, Arizona to the southwest, Deseret to the west, and the Canadian province of Columbia to the northwest. Arapaho is known for it's wide variety of landscapes and natural beauty. It is part of the western United States, and is considered one of the two Mountain States.

    With a population of 343,168, Denver is the capital and largest city in Arapaho, and has been the centre of a significant amount of the state's most recent population growth.

    Like its neighbours to the north, east, and west, Arapaho is known for being a state which politically leans to the right, although Social Labor has been able to win state-wide elections in past elections. Historically, Arapaho has been a progressive state, being one of the first to allow women to vote, as well as to elect the first Socialist United States governor. In recent years the state had shifted to the right but an increase in the urban population has led the state to become more competitive and return to its progressive roots. Arapaho's senior senator, Dick Cheney gained national notoriety after losing his first re-election primary in 1990 over his support for Same-Sex Marriage, but went on to win the general election as a write-in candidate with over forty percent of the vote in a three-way race. He has since been one of the strongest supporters for LGBTQ+ rights in the Senate, but otherwise sits on the right-wing of the party caucus.
     
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  4. leecannon_ If I'm not posting I don't have serive/power/both.

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    I gotta say that little notch that Canada stole owns is really weird to look at. My little bit of ocd is screaming
     
  5. Riley Uhr Muldoon did nothing wrong

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    that is and always had been rightful Canadian clay #42degreeborderorbust
     
  6. leecannon_ If I'm not posting I don't have serive/power/both.

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    Bold of you to assume that all of Canada isn't rightful American clay
     
  7. ETGalaxy Long live the King of America!

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    Bold of you to assume that all of the Western Hemisphere isn't rightful Canadian clay.

    #primemerdianborderorbust
     
  8. Riley Uhr Muldoon did nothing wrong

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    Bold of you to consider that the colonies arent rightfully part of the E M P I R E
     
  9. TheKutKu Well-Known Member

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    I really like the shape of these U.S., i feel like it's balanced, they lose Oregon/Washington but they get Sonora/Chihuahua, they lose new england but get cuba.
     
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  10. Lazer_Pages 1453 Best Year of my Life

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    The US is perfectly balanced, as all things should be.
     
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  11. Kanan Timeline Raises New and Troubling Questions

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  12. TheKutKu Well-Known Member

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    I wonder, since this US is less militaristic, less racist, it seems a bit less unequal (?), what is actually worse in these united states compared to ours?
     
  13. Riley Uhr Muldoon did nothing wrong

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    Sometimes countries in AH are just... better.
     
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  14. FleetMac Patriotic Scalawag

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    They still have California. Therefore it can't be too much better off :p

    Also, a smaller U.S. Navy, though that's probably just me.

    Also, it seems that (due to demographic/geographic reasons) TTL's U.S. mainstream culture would seem more OTL Southern-esque on the outside (deeper Reconstruction shouldn't mar things like dialects or diets much) given the lack of New England/Pacific Northwest and a smaller NYC/BosWash. So that might bother some people I guess.
     
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  15. DimensionalZodiac Your new best friend

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    Modern US is better, but the US was way worse before TTL’s Civil War.
     
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  16. Witch0Winter Witch ❄️f Winter (formerly ToixStory)

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    Hooray, my Patreon request went through so fast! It's gorgeous and I love the little tidbits. About what I'd expect out of the state in this world, and absolutely fascinating. Also I just kind of love the idea of Dick Cheney being a right-of-centre very pro-LGBT Senator from the state. It's just nice and fitting for this TL, I think. Thanks for doing it so quickly!
     
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  17. Threadmarks: United States presidential election, 1984

    Kanan Timeline Raises New and Troubling Questions

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  18. Ugly Idiot Beautiful Genius

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    I've been wondering, does Ohio lean more towards Social Labor or the Nationals?
     
  19. glenn67 Well-Known Member

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    Hard to believe that New York has 31 electoral votes and looks like a small rump state.
     
  20. Kanan Timeline Raises New and Troubling Questions

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    As of the 1980 Census, the State of New York is the largest state in the Union with 14,558,072 people. Texas is #2 at 14,229,191 people.
     
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