Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Beedok, Jun 15, 2014.
Why didnt any of these UN cities happen in OTL?
The Greenwich one was voted against by the residents. As for the others, I'm not entirely certain.
John D Rockefeller Jr bought the land for the current UN Headquarters and donated it to them.
So, basically BECAUSE MONEY!
So theoretically, the only POD you need to make one of these a reality is either a faster magnate donating land or to convince Rockefeller an island by Niagara would be scenic? Neat.
Some other proposed sites include:
San Francisco, including the Presidio
Marin County, California
Westchester County, New York
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Any outside the US? lol
Well, this was in the immediate aftermath of World War II, so Europe and Asia were both kind of a mess.
True enough, tho im still suprised no proposals outside the US exist lol
What about Vienna like in the MCU?
personally, for my ASB ATL, i had it written that the alternate *UN headquarters cycled between a few different cities in its early days before eventually settling in Zurich. there was no grounding in any of that, though--i'd chosen it because of Switzerland's historical neutrality.
it almost looks like Epcot anything else on this one? i'd love to learn more about it.
John D Rockefeller wrote a scathing editorial shittalking Philadelphia. Otherwise we would have expanded Independence Mall to include the UN building. The headquarters would have been along the Delaware east of Front Street... which would have made the construction of I-95 twenty years later complicated.
Navy Island is in Canada?
There were also proposals for the UN headquarters to return to the Palace of Nations in Geneva, the former home of the League of Nations.
Here's a map of mine from earlier this year showing the Tripartite Indenture of 1405, the war aim/proposal of Owain Glyndwr, Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland, and Edmund Mortimer in their rebellion against Henry IV.
Damn, I need to find out how to draw like that, bud
Past that, I always have loved this idea. Northumbria that far south is great
Territories claimed by Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan during the Russian Civil War
Mikhail Gorbachev's proposal for the Union of Sovereign States, an aim to keep the USSR together by reorganizing it into a confederation. Some countries weren't interested, while Ukraine and Azerbaijan's status is ambiguous. This was all undone by the August 1991 coup.
Any chance of an MBAM or a QBAM for these?
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