State names

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by PopulistBean, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. PopulistBean Rockefeller Republican

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    Remember that Vermont Republic state flags and map. Me neither.
    Well, I need help for the names of these two American states in that universe (they are controlled by the United States
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  2. Gabingston Well-Known Member

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    Why not North California and South California? I mean, we already have North/South Carolinas and Dakotas, so why not in Cali?
     
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  3. Bennett Human Time-Waster

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    Having the history of these two states would be helpful, I think. Like, uh... when were they annexed, from whom, etc.
     
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  4. Laqueesha The Right Honourable and Quasi-Learned Laq'

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    I like using OTL names for ATLs in different contexts, just to drive home the oddness of it all. In that vein, the northern one can be Nevada since it includes a large part of OTL Nevada and the southern one can just be simply California, since it's next to Baja California.
     
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  5. Shaymin0000 Also exists

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    If you don't want to use North/South California, Shasta and San Bernadino could work. Mojave is another option for the southern one, but it might be a bit too obvious.
     
  6. rsha1s Well-Known Member

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    Colorado is a good name for the SoCal state. In fact, a few antebellum-era proposals to split CA in twain used that name for the southern state while retaining California for the Northern remnant.

    Names for the NorCal state include: Jefferson, Shasta, Fremont, and Drakesland (if there is a substantial British presence)

    If you can’t think of a good name for any alternate state, use the last name of a President in that timeline or the name of a nearby river.
     
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  7. PopulistBean Rockefeller Republican

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    The states were annexed in 1843 from the Mexican Empire during the Yucatán revolt
    Also I forgot to mention, America is a lot more right wing and aggressive
    I don’t know if that will be important in the naming
     
  8. Ugly Idiot Beautiful Genius

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    Perhaps Colorado for the southern state?
     
  9. Bennett Human Time-Waster

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    Alright. Obvious ones might be president names - especially expansionist ones? State names such as Jefferson or Jackson. Maybe something uber-patriotic thing like Liberty, or something Anglophonic like Francia or Drakia (Sir Francis Drake), or New Albion (or just Albion?)
     
  10. PopulistBean Rockefeller Republican

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    Also the Americans are a lot more anglophobic then they are in OTL
     
  11. PopulistBean Rockefeller Republican

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    I like the idea of the Northern one being called Nevada while SoCal being called Jackson
    Thanks guys!
     
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  12. Wendell Wendell

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    Shasta and Mojave

    Sonoma and Didachia/Didakia/Didacia or Porciuncola.

    Nataqua and Colorado(!)
     
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  13. Pokemon Master What's it to you?

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    California for the south and Shasta for the north
     
  14. Crazy Boris Cool Dood

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    Colorado for the southern one and California for the northern one