Is the US map still current?
I second this call for more on the British Crown Colonies, in particular information about Hong Kong.Amazing work as always! I would also love to hear more about the Commonwealth, any of the Realms, or the British Crown Colonies.
there's probably a lot in Connecticut and Long Island, tooWhere would most of the New England Irish live? Looking at the ancestry map of New England, it looks like in places like Massachusetts, overall the Irish are concentrated more in cities than in OTL Massachusetts.
Feel free to comment below about what you want to see and if I like it, I'll do them!!
Oh, that's magnificent. I love these compilations of regional history.
Good to see Hong Kong doing well for itself.
What exactly was the issue with the Functional Constituencies that the July Revolution was spurred by? Going by the wikibox, it was something to do with a lack of Universal Suffrage, but in what regard?
Hong Kong is prosperous, democratic, and Britain leaves it the hell alone. Just like it wants it to.
The Functional Constituencies were established by the Governors of Hong Kong to give representation to industrial and commercial elements of Hong Kong. For instance, there would be the Functional Constituency of Engineers, which would elect a member of the LegCo among themselves with a franchise of only several thousand. By 2002, Functional Constituencies composed over half of the LegCo, which meant that the democratic will of the people was simply ignored, and it meant Hong Kong's government was more or less run by people against the majority. The revolution was the backlash against this. Britain finally realised this was not going to work for Hong Kong, and made the LegCo fully democratic elected from 100 geographical constituencies on a FPTP basis.
Since 2002, Britain has left Hong Kong alone. British Governors do very little, and functionally act like a Governor-General in former Dominion countries. However, Hong Kong maintains itself as an integral part of the United Kingdom, and does not engage in any foreign policy without representation by London.