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. HongCanucker freedom hi

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    Best part of this is the little dig at Justin.
     
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  2. Red Arturoist Napoleon II. - Marxist-Arturoist-Trałkaist Donor

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    Carbone muss weg!
     
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  3. Witch0Winter Witch ❄️f Winter (formerly ToixStory)

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    Feels like things are falling apart in New England
     
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  4. GermanDjinn Apprentice of the Dark Lord Hickenlooper

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    snap election when?
     
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  5. mortonofski Little-known Member

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    Justin? You mean, the former Labour Minister of Immigration and member for Brooklyn Ward 6 who was defeated at the last election by the Social Democrats? :)
     
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  6. Ferd42 Well-Known Member

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    That is not good!
     
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  7. Kanan Timeline Raises New and Troubling Questions Donor

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    Thank you!!

    The solar storm did happen as it did in OTL. It was harmful to the grid, and several things did go down. However -- should such a thing happen today it would have a devastating ripple effect across much of the system. Safeguards against EMPs have only been mandated since recently, and retrofitting is not a requirement, only the new construction.

    It's been pretty unstable overall since Kirk was ousted.

    HARM TO ONGOING MATTER
     
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  8. Spens1 Well-Known Member

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    The SDP will get a chance to present a budget, i am intrigued.

    Wonder if Labour will provide enough support to where it can at least get a decent vote (it won't be a majority but if the two put up a unified block it would be interesting, again though, winning over the Labour right in what will most likely be a social democratic budget which will mean higher spending and possibly an increase in taxes is a hard sell).
     
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  9. JanSmuts321 Anarcho-Centrist

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    Man why do Tories in all universes have to be such idiots in regards to passing popular budgets.
     
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  10. Erinthecute Well-Known Member

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    More people should listen to Ned you know
     
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  11. Pokemon Master What's it to you?

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    @Kanan Is it possible that Stan Lee could've been a New Englander ITTL?
     
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  12. KaiserEmu Emperor and Autocrat of all the Emus, etc.

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    Right so just as real life forces me to take a break, @Kanan goes into overdrive...!

    Um... yay?

    Oh, fun. More headaches for Carbone.

    The reason it's only a "significant margin" - i.e. we don't know the exact results - is because the Senate meets in a closed session IIRC? Are there any proposals to change that? Also it's a relief to see things being rejected on constitutional instead of partisan grounds.

    Oh, and I wouldn't be surprised if Kanan makes the white paper fail just to run another snap election. That is the plane of awesomeness she operates on.

    This... now this intrigues me. Looking forward to seeing more of this.

    One question though: is there a reason Empire's Guardians don't hold any seats in the House of Commons, despite winning seats in the Commonwealth Parliament? Do they even run in national elections?

    *faints*





    No, seriously, why can I only give one like? The amount of work you must have put into this is phenomenal. Please don't think we don't appreciate that, because we do. This just... I'm speechless.

    Ooh, a contest! Time to get thinking... I'll see if I can get an entry in by the 10th.


    Again, Kanan, this is pure awesomeness. You are far and away the best in the business.
     
  13. Threadmarks: Zollverein Chancellors & Political Parties

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    The Zollverein elections will take place on the 26th of May so stay tuned!
     
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  14. Analytical Engine Monarchist Collectivist Federalist

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    I will make my body ready.
     
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  15. Witch0Winter Witch ❄️f Winter (formerly ToixStory)

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    You know, if one looks at it, it's almost like the political play by play and "narrative" of this TL plays out almost like a three act structure, with Kirk's ousting being how we went from the starting setting to the rising action and all the other events casting off from it. But that would be silly, right?
     
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  16. wolfhound817 Priest of Hank

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    It’s funny I had this exact thing in mind when seeing the grid as I have family in the Adirondacks who would not be connected to the grid in this. And it’s not like they live in isolation.
     
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  17. msmp A Most Ingenious Paradox

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    You saying that makes me want to come up with summaries of political dramas/plays (non-canon, of course, unless Kanan okayed them!)...Broadway might not be in New England but it seems like Boston would have developed an independent theatre culture over the decades; it had a strong one until the advent of the television age. Hard to imagine Brooklyn wouldn't have one as well, though it depends what the Manhattan scene is like I guess.
     
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  18. TheKutKu Well-Known Member

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    A merger with the Latin Union, yes pls!

    Adding schleswig as an independent member? What were they thinking!!

    How well did Cassini Huygens go ITTL?

    Is there some kind of stronger Nordic union seeing as they aren’t in the Zollverein?

    Very good work!
     
  19. Gian Wizard of Watkins Mill Gone Fishin'

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    Hopefully, this new pact won't force its members to go on CET (because Portugal and Spain on CET makes about as much sense as Ireland on CET)
     
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  20. TheKutKu Well-Known Member

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    Eh, as someone who often spends lot of time close to the Portuguese-spanish border on both sides, it’s not really a problem, I always feel like people overblow time zone or summer/winter time issues, people adapt and live perfectly well.

    Complaining about time zones, except in extreme (cough West xinjiang) is peak first world problem IMO.
     
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