Our Fair Country: The Commonwealth of New England

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  1. msmp Well-Known Member

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    Probably close enough to a majority that they could run a stable minority government and negotiate bill-by-bill, especially if they elect a Speaker from one of the Opposition parties.
     
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  2. Kanan Timeline Raises New and Troubling Questions Donor

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    Alliance had an informal agreement with the Working Families Party, and they said as much to form a coalition. It's widely expected that Harris will become Deputy Premier and that a Working Families MGA will be elected as speaker.

    This was also an option that was considered.
     
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  3. Aron MacEanraig Member

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    Sry, I can't find the NE GG list, can anybody link it for me please?

    Has NE ever take part in the Commonwealth Games - if so, how did she perform?
     
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  4. Noravea Well-Known Member

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    Long Island ought to be a free and independent nation. Just Suffolk and Nassau.
     
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  5. Arthur Marston Well-Known Member

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    How come?
     
  6. Arthur Marston Well-Known Member

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    This sentence makes no sense.
     
  7. Zyxoriv Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    :love:
     
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  8. Spens1 Well-Known Member

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    Is Alliance generally alligned with the SDP or Labour generally?

    Either way, a massive fall from grace for the tories so shortly after the federal election (even if local politics played a huge part). Wonder what it means for them going forward seeing the Liberals are filling in that conservative void it seems.
     
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  9. Railmotive Well-Known Member

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    I know this is very, very late but I noticed that in one of the news articles the HST was painted in phase 2 British Rail livery. Being a railway livery geek I was wondering when this was adopted?
     
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  10. Ferd42 Well-Known Member

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    Here the page in Question.
    BR and that liviery, it is not all great for Britian ITL...
     
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  11. Kanan Timeline Raises New and Troubling Questions Donor

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    Hello everyone!

    I'm pleased to announce something I've wanted to do for quite some time for Our Fair Country -- the first contest! The rules of this will be pretty simple. Anyone who wishes to enter must create a "DBWI" (Double Blind What If) for Our Fair Country where something happens differently! An example would someone deciding that the Socialist Republic of Germany succeeded, and defeated the Commonwealth to secure Germany. This can be a Wikibox, a Map, a Wikiarticle, or a write up. Do what you want! I will accept entries from now until Friday May 10th!

    From the entries, I will take the top 2 (chosen by me) and announce the winners. There's, of course, a prize involved :coldsweat: (Determined at the end of the contest)

    Good luck to those who choose to enter! Any questions just DM me or catch me on Discord!

    I'm also going to get to answering everyone's question's tonight. Sorry for the delay!
     
  12. Rosa Luxemburg Homosatanist

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    Why not all four? :openedeyewink:
     
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  13. Kanan Timeline Raises New and Troubling Questions Donor

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    Thank you!! :coldsweat:

    Haha, I've honestly done the same thing myself sometimes!! Trying to find an old article or bit of lore I've done!

    Thank you so much! I won't have one on Germany's level for some time (probably only the Soviet Union will get the same treatment), so I'm glad it was worth it!

    I'm glad you enjoyed it!!

    The main part of opposition to the country was the fear that they would align with the Soviets (a founded fear) and it would be a "Red Menace" to all of Free Europe. So they intervened to try and save what remained of the German government.

    Also, this.

    Thanks! They are always the best site for me to copy because I actually pay for their dang paper! :p

    AAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

    Yeah it's rough. A VONC would probably fail, there's just not enough rebel MPs from the Tories to support it to make it falter. Perhaps moving forward there is some cooperation...

    Here you go! (It's out of date)

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    Yes she has! New England has performed fairly well, but mostly comes in 3-6 overall.

    Alliance is relatively new in Long Island politics, and they tried to navigate the "middle ground" between the left and the right, but they've swung towards the left recently, and this will probably accelerate it.

    Well - to be quite honest, I picked the picture at random. British Rail does, in fact, still exist, and the liveries -- I guess they could exist because some government department wanted to spice up how the trains looked? I honestly haven't the foggiest idea for a real explanation (probably the first time I've ever had to say that in this thread!) but I am wholly ignorant on matters pertaining to railway liveries. Sorry!

    I'd totally love to hear some ideas if either of you had any!!

    I wouldn't be opposed...
     
  14. Rosa Luxemburg Homosatanist

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    I've got a couple of ideas
     
  15. Israel_Dan the Man Well-Known Member

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    Hey Kanan, just curious but how long til there is a list of nations by GDP and GDP per capita?
     
  16. Philosopher Jaden Smith Who gave this moron a computer?

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    A contest, hmm? I have a few ideas.

    On an entirely unrelated note, where’s that American Civil War wikibox?
     
  17. Kanan Timeline Raises New and Troubling Questions Donor

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  19. TheKutKu Well-Known Member

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    Here is my submission to the Our Fair Country DBWI Contest:

    POD: New York doesn't cede Fort Franklin to Ohio in 1799


    Franklin is a city in the U.S. state of New York, and the county seat of Saguin County. The city proper has a population of 254,382, making it the second largest in New York, Saguin County is home to 449,386 people, making it the 6th most populated in the state. The county is an exclave as it is located more than 60 miles away from upstate new york and the state of Ohio and Pennsylvania are between it and New York

    Franklin was established as a New Yorker outpost in the ohio country in 1791, and grew in importance during the Ohio Country war when the Fort would be the center of New York's presence in the disputed region and the only part of it that the state held total control over.

    After Virginia rescinded the potomac resolutions, New York was left with a settlement in the country it had agreed to sell to the federal government, however many opposed it as the state has spent a considerable ammount fortifying the site and settling the swamps surrounding it, many also thought it would give new york an edge in controlling the economy of the future state of Ohio as well as put it in a better position in the border dispute with pennsylvania over the Lake Erie coast.

    New York sent several hundred settlers over the next few years and New York organized it as a county in late 1798, this started a crisis as NY had previously agreed to give up its claim, New York initially claimed all the land between the Sandusky River and Pennsylvania's border, including the entire Saguin River Basin, this proposal was opposed by virginia and the congress, after much negotation both parties agreed to give New York a territory of less than 700 square miles, much less than the initially claimed 6,000 square miles, New York also had to give reparation to the federal government ammounting to six thousands pound, more than half of the price it sold the entire ohio county to the government.

    New York quickly settled the exclave for fear of having it taken over, inviting thousands of families, but the state realized the potential of the city lay in the building of canal between Lake Erie and the Ohio River, In 1816, New York proposed Ohio to conjointly build a canal withotu national help, however the cost of the endeavour, the enmity between the two states over Franklin and the fear that the canal may overwhelmingly profit New York led to Ohio's refusal, Virginia and Pennsylvania, both lacking a port on Lake Erie (Waterford wouldn't be built for another 5 years) made a counter offer of a canal that would stay in Ohio, with its outlet in the Sandusky river, the state accepted and the Ohio and Erie Canal would be built between 1818 and 1823.

    This would be a blow the city would never really recover from, as the city of Ogontz in Ohio siphoned most of the trade coming from the lakes, nevertheless its unique location brought some business opportunities, New York also invested significiantly in the city in hope of making it into an example of the State in the great lake region, the city benefited from Ogontz's boom, especially during and after the Civil war , the railway linking the latter city to Pittsburgh would cross Franklin, it would also become renowned as a touristic destination, the main one on the shores of lake erie, attracting summer tourists from not only Ohio and Pennsylvania but also Michigan, Ontario and the rest of New York. Like many places in the midwest it welcomed german migrants during the 19th century, although the county was quickly filled and the german influence is a bit less common than in most of Ohio.


    Many resident of Detroit or Ogontz have been moving to Franklin following the stagnation of the two industrial cities over the past couple decades, many new yorkers also come to Franklin Seasonally, which accented gentrification, especially along the shore east and west of the city center, immigration from the city of New York also made this city more ethnically diverse than the surrounding north ohio. It also tend to vote more to the left than most of conservative Upstate New York, although Social Labor has consistently lower results than in other places in Northern Ohio.

    Most Franklinite are proud to be New Yorkers, and several attempts, including two referendum in 1905 and 1983, to merge it with Ohio have met strong opposition, there exists a small party advocating for Statehood of Saguin County, but it has never gathered more than 7% of votes at local elections

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  20. Gabzcervo Timeline raises FAQs

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    What’s the current population of Franklin as of now according to population statistics?
     
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