So, a few weeks back, I attempted to launch a similar project that unfortunately devolved into a mess over creative disagreements and an unclear direction. A later project by Gian finally took off but unfortunately fell apart due to controversies over some of the content, which was tragic as a considerable degree of work had been put into the project. There have been four successful worldbuilding projects of note on this board. Those are Lord Caedus's American Commonwealth, CanadianTory's True North, @Kanan's Our Fair Country, and @LeinadB93's Hail Britannia. My hope for this project is that it will grow to be the fifth. I also want to credit @Dustin, whose timeline Love, Hope, and Optimism inspired the external borders for the Commonwealth. Didn't You Just Try This? Yes, and this time things will be a bit different. I am reserving complete executive authority over this project and will have the final veto, however your input is important and is valued. I promise I won't move forward with anything that goes against the general consensus of the participants and contributors. I will also "deputize" certain contributors as time goes on who will have creative control of individual aspect of the timeline that may interest them, such as sports, culture, etc, once the worldbuilding really gets underway. So, why not Canada again? @Oryxslayer put a lot of work into the map and districts in Gian's project, which caught my interest enough to move forward with it. Rereading the original AC thread and Dustin's timeline has further got me hooked on the concept of an America that follows the Adams-Onis Treaty borders. Ok, so what exactly are the borders you're thinking of using? Gotcha. What are the differences? For starters, the borders of the thirteen colonies are unchanged. Adirondack is part of New York while Vermont enjoys the same borders as OTL. State's like Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois also retain their OTL boundaries here. The Caribbean provinces are removed. Slight adjustments to what in OTL is Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. The Bahamas may or may not be omitted. I'm thinking of retaining them but as a territory. Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Hispaniola are all independent nations, the details of which can be worked out much later. Most importantly, I think it is best we nix the greater Francophone proposed in the first thread due to similarities with Kanan's project. Instead, the bulk of the Francophone population will be placed in Quebec, where the only active American secessionist/republican movement exists. What's next? We'll continue where the last thread left off, once calculations are made to account for the changes to the parliament. The Caribbean being retconned will give us a base of 652 seats to work with. The additions of Indiana, Vermont, and Kentucky as separate provinces, plus border adjustments to other provinces means that the composition of parliament might need some amending. How can I contribute? Anyone can contribute, just post here or shoot me a PM if you have any ideas. I'm really looking for posters with graphical expertise. I can do a lot of the writing for this project, but my Wikibox skills are like 6/10 at best and my map making abilities are virtually non-existent. Help with Dave's Redistricting, Maps, and Infoboxes are definitely a plus though. I ask that you please do not borrow or reuse any concept without first getting the consent of the original author, as we want this to be an original take on a moderately popular concept. What about the POD? The exact POD is to be determined, but will occur sometime in the 1760s or 1770s in which the Revolution either ends in stalemate or is all out avoided, with the Dominion of America coming into existence in 1785 under a homegrown monarchy (which means one of King George's other sons) or with executive power resting on the throne in London by way of a Governor-General. Is there a timeline of how we'll move forward? Yes, there most definitely is. We'll follow it rigorously to ensure that we don't get bogged down with it when we should be focusing on other aspects of the worldbuilding. An official and complete riding and province map. Drawing up a brief history of the country, including the party system, current MPs, the cabinet, the Supreme Court, and a list of Prime Ministers. Beefing up the details, such as creating a culture that covers ATL's art, movies, television, sports, music, and general popular culture. Please feel free to nerd-out on any area of your choice once we get to this point. An election: we'll kick this project off with an election, which will be played out in real time like the first American Commonwealth thread or Our Fair Country for example. Day to news coverage of events, legislation, and world affairs will take place around this point.