Proposals and War Aims That Didn't Happen Map Thread

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Beedok, Jun 15, 2014.

  1. Admiral A. Kolchak Supreme Leader

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    So basically, never get involved in a land war?
     
  2. Bennett Human Time-Waster

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    Proposed borders for Australia, 1838 (based off of this map)
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  3. Xianfeng Emperor Amateur Iran-o-phile

    I never thought I'd see subdivisions worse than the OTL American West.
     
  4. Drex Alférez de caballería

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    Spain recquired an all or nothing war to win, as a slow paced war could give time to the US to eventually smash them with their industrial hammer. If the plan went correctly, the US would never invade anything but Cuba, as the Spanish planned to dizzy the American fleet with a series of fast feints with several fleets in order to make the American fleet grow tired and dispersed, and then once some ships were isolated crush them with numerical superiority. If this worked, Spain would have a window of opportunity in which they would have naval dominance, allowing them to pressure the US fleet further and execute the landings.

    The plan was an invasion of Cuba rather than an invasion from Spain. Cuba makes up an excellent base close to the US.
     
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  5. Crying Your ideology is shit, SHIIIIIIIIT

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    It was such a sad day when Spain & Portugal were moved back to Europe - took away a lot of trading opportunities for Australia.
     
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  6. Vuu Resident Serb expert Banned

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    Eh, it could work nicely if you merge Victoria and Dampieria; Tasmania, Carpentaria and Torresia; and Nuytsland with Flindersland. Guelphia can be split up as well
     
  7. Analytical Engine Monarchist Collectivist Federalist

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    Back in the old days, before they figured out how to Australia properly.
     
  8. SnivyLink *insert witty comment here*

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    It's almost like Jefferson designed those borders
     
  9. Bennett Human Time-Waster

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    new world, old problems
     
  10. Analytical Engine Monarchist Collectivist Federalist

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    #18thcenturyproblems
     
  11. Mr. Bubbles Well-Known Member

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    In December 1939, Jean Monnet of the French Economic Mission in London became the head of the Anglo-French Coordinating Committee, which coordinated joint planning of the two countries' wartime economies. The Frenchman hoped for a postwar United States of Europe and saw an Anglo-French political union as a step toward his goal. He discussed the idea with Neville Chamberlain, Winston Churchill's assistant Desmond Morton, and other British officials.

    In June 1940, French Prime Minister Paul Reynaud's government faced imminent defeat in the Battle of France. In March, they and the British had agreed that neither country would seek a separate peace with Nazi Germany. The French cabinet on 15 June voted to ask Germany for the terms of an armistice. Reynaud, who wished to continue the war from North Africa, was forced to submit the proposal to Churchill's War Cabinet. He claimed that he would have to resign if the British were to reject the proposal.

    The British opposed a French surrender, and in particular the possible loss of the French Navy to the Germans, and so sought to keep Reynaud in office. On 14 June British diplomat Robert Vansittart and Morton wrote with Monnet and his deputy René Pleven a draft "Franco-British Union" proposal. They hoped that such a union would help Reynaud persuade his cabinet to continue the war from North Africa, but Churchill was sceptical when on 15 June the British War Cabinet discussed the proposal and a similar one from Secretary of State for India Leo Amery. On the morning of 16 June, the War Cabinet agreed to the French armistice request on the condition that the French fleet sail to British harbors. This disappointed Reynaud, who had hoped to use a British rejection to persuade his cabinet to continue to fight.

    Reynaud supporter Charles de Gaulle had arrived in London earlier that day, however, and Monnet told him about the proposed union. De Gaulle convinced Churchill that "some dramatic move was essential to give Reynaud the support which he needed to keep his Government in the war". The Frenchman then called Reynaud and told him that the British prime minister proposed a union between their countries, an idea which Reynaud immediately supported. De Gaulle, Monnet, Vansittart, and Pleven quickly agreed to a document proclaiming a joint citizenship, foreign trade, currency, war cabinet, and military command. Churchill withdrew the armistice approval, and at 3 p.m. the War Cabinet met again to consider the union document. Despite the radical nature of the proposal, Churchill and the ministers recognized the need for a dramatic act to encourage the French and reinforce Reynaud's support within his cabinet before it met again at 5pm.

    The final Declaration of union approved by the British War Cabinet stated that "France and Great Britain shall no longer be two nations, but one Franco-British Union. The constitution of the Union will provide for joint organs of defence, foreign, financial and economic policies. Every citizen of France will enjoy immediately citizenship of Great Britain, every British subject will become a citizen of France."
     
  12. ST15RM Ich bin ein AH.commer!

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  13. Chris S Member

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    What happened to Canada?
     
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  14. Bleh Bane of poinsettia mites

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    And so, Thailand decided to spend the remainder of its independence stress vomiting.
     
  15. UrbanNight Well-Known Member

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    I, too, would like to know why Canada is not part of the union while Newfoundland and Australia are.
     
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  16. Iserlohn Amateur Cartographer

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    Did y'all know that in 1943, aka when World War II was still going on, the British considered giving self-government to northern (aka modern) Sudan, while keeping the southern portion a British colony?

    If that plan had gone ahead, there might've been a slightly earlier end to the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan and a more stable South Sudan.

    Anyway, here's a a worlda patch for that proposal, based on approximations of the provincial borders of the late colonial period (thanks, that one Italian atlas I found at DavidRumsey.com!). Also apparently the modern border between the Sudans goes back to at least the 1940s...

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  17. Faeelin Lord of Ten Thousand Years

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    These guys couldn't even handle Cuban and Spanish rebels? Good luck y'all.
     
  18. CalBear Your Ursus arctos californicus Moderator Moderator Donor

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    Why the hell do people keep doing this?

    This entire text block is direct lift from a Wikipedia article. FFS, at least TRY to write something original (or at least give proper credit)

    Plagiarism is a big deal hereabouts. It is also a one bite offense. You just had yours.

    Kicked for a week.
     
  19. CalBear Your Ursus arctos californicus Moderator Moderator Donor

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    Sorry about that error.
     
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  20. damein fisher This bad boy can fit so many maps in it

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