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. Ella Trans Rights!

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    What about calling it Moindre Quebec?
     
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  2. Kanan Timeline Raises New and Troubling Questions

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    Oui, je parle francais, je vais a Quebec en ete :biggrin:

    Excusez mois, je francais est tres terrible! (I probably sounds like a blithering idiot to a francophone)

    I believe the numbers in Maine are much less dramatic than that, I thought it was much closer to 10%?

    The coastal regions of southern Maine are English speaking, but the eastern coast is almost all Francophone. As seen on the county map, only York, Cumberland, and Sagadahoc counties have a majority of English speakers. I am working on a town-by-town linguistic map currently, so that should answer some questions.
     
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  3. Narissa Confused

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    Ahhh, this is great so far!
    I always love a good New England TL.
    Keep up the good work!
     
  4. Ella Trans Rights!

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    Well, I believe a sizeable minority speaks french as a L2, But I could be wrong :)!
     
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  5. Diforto Well-Known Member

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    Your first sentence is quite good, if you mean that you go to Québec city and not the province of Québec.
     
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  6. Ella Trans Rights!

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    Wenngleich, Ich leibe deutsch, und Ich mögen deutsch uber Französisch! Doch, Ich nicht verstehen mengen deutsch.
     
  7. Amateur Psephologist Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    yay a brooklyn infobox, it's always amazing when you make new NE infoboxes
     
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  8. Kanan Timeline Raises New and Troubling Questions

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    Thank you! I'm glad you enjoy it! I plan on doing a lot with this, so hang on right.

    I'd have to look into it more, the Acadian culture in New England has always fascinated me.

    Hmm, I did mean the province of Quebec, I thought Quebec city would be quantified with "Ville de Quebec" while the province would be "Quebec." Unless my syntax was incorrect in referencing the province?

    Yeah, I got nothing. I know nothing about German.

    Thanks! I really enjoy making them!
     
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  9. Peyton Bernie 2020

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    Will there be a 2016 US election wikibox soon?
     
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  10. Diforto Well-Known Member

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    Isn't there an highway going from the US toward Boston without going through Albany?


    "Québec" alone is the city, the province is "le Québec". If you go to the province, tu va à le Québec with "à le" being contracted in "au". (Don't say "à le"). Likewise, "de le" would become "du".
    The city=Je viens de Québec et je vais à Québec.
    The province=Je viens du Québec et je vais au Québec.

     
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  11. Ella Trans Rights!

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    Actually, what's the status of German?
     
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  12. Witch0Winter Witch ❄️f Winter (formerly ToixStory)

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    I know it's probably a small thing in the grand scheme of this TL, but thank you. It always means a lot to see TLs where LGBT rights are improved and makes my heart even happier toread through all this. I love this so much. :)
     
  13. Kanan Timeline Raises New and Troubling Questions

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    Yes. I've been working on it on and off for the background information.

    There's a highway going from Westchester County into Connecticut, roughly along where I-95 is in reality. There's a NY state highway that connects to a New England Highway roughly where CT-15 meets New York. There's also a Massachusetts Bay Provincial highway that meets with another New York State highway near Pittsfield, MA.

    Ah, merci! J'espere parle mieux francais pour mon voyage ce ete au montreal et juin...

    It's spoken in New England, but not by many. It's a popular third language in Canada and the United States.

    It really wouldn't make sense for New England, at the front of many progressive movements, would simply leave LGTBQ+ rights to the wayside. It's one of the few places that makes a lot of sense for the movement to be accelerated vis a vie the United States. It's worth noting that there are LGBTQ+ New Englanders within the government (The Minister of Women's Affairs & Minorities is Beth Bye who was part of the first legal gay marriage in Connecticut in OTL).
     
  14. Analytical Engine Monarchist Collectivist Federalist

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    How big is New York City TTL?

    I suspect that either Philadelphia, Baltimore or Charleston would take its place as the biggest port/city on the US east coast (probably Philly).
     
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  15. Diforto Well-Known Member

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    I didn't saw the lil bit of red between Westchester and Stamford.
    it is à for every city. "à Montréal". And été is feminine, therefore we say "cette été". And I think there is a typo where you replace "en" by "et". Good luck:)
     
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  16. Pokemon Master What's it to you?

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    How popular is soccer in New England ITTL?
     
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  17. Kanan Timeline Raises New and Troubling Questions

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    New York City is still very sizable, the city has a population of about 1.8 million people. This is less due to the fact that New England is independent, and more to the fact that the city never expanded beyond Manhattan. The New York City area is still the largest urban region in the United States, but the largest city is Los Angeles with about 3.1 million people. Chicago is the third largest, with 2.9 million people, and Philadelphia is fourth with 2.7 million people. Greater New York is still the most important shipping port in the country, because it still has access to the Great Lakes via the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers. Both New England and the United States operate a canal system to connect lake Erie to the Hudson.

    Soccer is not very popular in New England at all. The most popular sport is Gridiron football, followed by Baseball, and then Ice Hockey. Association football is popular with recent immigrants and those from southern Europe (Italian New Englanders), but the fanbase is so small, there is no national league for fans to watch. New England Association Football fans will normally watch US or European leagues.
     
  19. Witch0Winter Witch ❄️f Winter (formerly ToixStory)

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    This is cute and all, but real talk...how did you make a portal to our world?

    More seriously, how do the French-speaking areas feel culturally in their ties with other countries? Do they feel ties to the rest of the Francophone world fairly strongly or do they feel more of a civic nationalism towards New England and the British despite the language? Apologies if this was answered in the articles before, I'm spacing on it.
     
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  20. Kanan Timeline Raises New and Troubling Questions

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    Acadian New Englanders make up the majority of the Francophone population in Adirondack, Maine, New Hampshire, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Vermont, and Prince Edward Island. They view themselves as part of the Acadian Nation which itself is part of New England. For them, their home is Acadia, which is an integral part of New England. There are some who wish to separate from New England to form the country of Acadia, but they are a very minor group (think the same popularity of say, the modern "Texan Independence" movement. Very quite serious people, but minuscule support from the general public).

    French New Englanders make up large portions of the population across southern New England, and for the most part, either retain their language or learn English. 22.1% of Connecticut's resident can trace their heritage back to Quebec, Acadia, or France itself, yet French is only spoken by about 14.1% of the population at home. For those who do retain their French language, they feel strongly with the rest of the Francophone world, and stand strongly with the Quebecois population of New England. It is because of that, Acadians and French New Englanders are often at odds with one another. Acadians are more conservative ruralists (with a not insignificant agrarian/catholic/socialist streak in them), while French New Englanders tend to be more traditionally socialist, non-religious, and urban.
     
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