These Fair Shores: The Commonwealth of New England

I like how the nation called Australia only covers a third of the continent of Australia.:p
To be fair, countries like the United States of America and Saudi Arabia don't cover the entire regions they are named after in our timeline either.

Nice update Cosmicash. Good to see that colonialism was not as bad as OTL? Or just that more indigenous states survived/were revived after colonialism?
 
Yet another steller map, i love how the us flag and even the government is very different it brings that added layer of unique to what many timelines keep the same. That said though I do have a couple questions firstly what on gods green earth happen to Australia. If those are native states, that seems weird given how easy the British steam rolled them otl (from what I know). Secondly did you miss label the us capital on this map or the populations density one or is that a recon.
Thank you!

Australia (the continent) never became a focus of the British for settler colonialism. Instead, focus was only put on making sure that France would not be able to annex the continent and threaten British holdings elsewhere and the wider British realm. With the lack of white settlers acute and the need for defence only stronger, the British engage in a series of treaty negotiations with the Australian Aboriginals, making treaty after treaty to maintain their settlements and to get a willing indigenous army that assisted British interests. Today, most Australians can trace their lineage to either the white settlers, or aboriginal peoples, primarily the Wiradjuri.

The City of Cincinnati is located in the Hamilton Federal District.
So, the USA has either a Prime Minister or a First Secretary.

The Chairman of the Privy Council acts, somewhat, as a Prime Minister.

I do like the neo-Inca state in southern Peru.

Also, that alt-Venezuela is...um...interesting. :p

That Venezuela has a history of being a Llanero-run territory that just so happened to strike it rich with Oil.

I will have more on that neo-Inca state soon...

To be fair, countries like the United States of America and Saudi Arabia don't cover the entire regions they are named after in our timeline either.

Nice update Cosmicash. Good to see that colonialism was not as bad as OTL? Or just that more indigenous states survived/were revived after colonialism?

Colonialism, as we know it, simply did not exist to the same scale for a multitude of reasons. Stay tuned!
 
Amazing work as always, @CosmicAsh !! Is the one-party state in Spain fascist, communist, or something else (ie, are we talking about a surviving alt-Francoist state)?
 
Really interesting to see a timeline where developmental inequality seems to be even more massive than our timeline. It's interesting to see the US, a country with high development, bordering the Navajo, which apparently have the same living standards as sub-Saharan Africa. Cool to see lots of indigenous states, but what happened to Brazil? It's HDI is in the pits...

EDIT: Also Argentina's wet dream right here, bigger, more prosperous, the envy of all South America...they can now even dunk on Brazil.
 
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Okay, uhh, those tiny Dutch one-party statelets around Niassa are pretty friggin' suspect

as is the vast array of absolute monarchies in West Africa
 
Yet another steller map, i love how the us flag and even the government is very different it brings that added layer of unique to what many timelines keep the same. That said though I do have a couple questions firstly what on gods green earth happen to Australia. If those are native states, that seems weird given how easy the British steam rolled them otl (from what I know). Secondly did you miss label the us capital on this map or the populations density one or is that a recon.
Maybe Cinncinati is the city and Hamilton is the district?

As a sidenote it's awfully similar to Washington Burn's despite being such a specific idea, I don't doubt it won't be a carbon copy but perhaps that's where the idea came from?
 
I wonder what's the status of pan-malayism since all the malay world seems to have been colonised by the british but still ended divided... I guess it's also countered by the respective Malayans/Bruneian/Siak... monarchies

Also still not convinced by Brazil being so poor next to a rich Argentina, like argentina is wealthier than germany is IRL, there would definitely be a lot of investment, millions of foreign workers, I guess brazil's southern border is the most dynamic region (and maybe less white if there was less foreign immigration since brazil is poorer and more internal migration due to its attractiveness) .

Awesome map!
 
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How/when did Holstein become a republic?

In the 1930s after the War.

Amazing work as always, @CosmicAsh !! Is the one-party state in Spain fascist, communist, or something else (ie, are we talking about a surviving alt-Francoist state)?

Thank you! Spain is a one-party worker's state. The formal name is República Obrera y Soldada de España, or the Worker's and Soldier's Republic of Spain.

Really interesting to see a timeline where developmental inequality seems to be even more massive than our timeline. It's interesting to see the US, a country with high development, bordering the Navajo, which apparently have the same living standards as sub-Saharan Africa. Cool to see lots of indigenous states, but what happened to Brazil? It's HDI is in the pits...

EDIT: Also Argentina's wet dream right here, bigger, more prosperous, the envy of all South America...they can now even dunk on Brazil.

I'd caution the words "development" being associated with "Country Living Standards." CLS is not equivalent to HDI. CLS is a region-by-region metric of how well a country performs with those around it and with those internationally. CLS takes into account a base level of wealth (eg, poverty), excess wealth (size of the middle class), and regional performance. Brazil being so low on the CLS scale simple.

1) It's GDP/capita is lower than the average for it's region [South America]. This will bring the score down.
2) Brazil has low excess wealth. This will bring the score down.
3) Brazil has a low base level of poverty, but there are millions upon millions who do live with little economic means. This has a relatively neutral impact on the score.
4) There is extraordinarily high income inequality. This will bring the score down.
5) Brazil is exceptionally corrupt. This will bring the score down.

CLS is also not adjusted on a PPP basis. What costs £100 in Argentina could cost £56 in Brazil.

Wow. Is there a link to a bigger version?

I do hope this link will work.

Okay, uhh, those tiny Dutch one-party statelets around Niassa are pretty friggin' suspect

as is the vast array of absolute monarchies in West Africa

Those states are not particularly nice places to live. Both are run by an Anglo/Boer minority and have a wide array of exploitative legislation.

Most of the West African monarchies are the traditional ones that colonialism had destroyed and swept away. Here, they have been encouraged to expand and consolidate due to a variety of factors which I do hope to get into soon.

Maybe Cinncinati is the city and Hamilton is the district?

As a sidenote it's awfully similar to Washington Burn's despite being such a specific idea, I don't doubt it won't be a carbon copy but perhaps that's where the idea came from?

This is correct. Cincinnati is the actual city, and Hamilton, F.D. is the territory it is located in.

I am afraid I have never heard of Washington Burn's. The actual inspiration for moving the capital of the United States came from an idea floated in 1814/1815 to relocate the seat of government to Cincinnati. I shall go into detail about the timeline of the United States' Seat of Government. There is no reason, for example, for the capital to have been located along the Potomac River in the first place in this timeline.

I wonder what's the status of pan-malayism since all the malay world seems to have been colonised by the british but still ended divided... I guess it's also countered by the respective Malayans/Bruneian/Siak... monarchies

Also still not convinced by Brazil being so poor next to a rich Argentina, like argentina is wealthier than germany is IRL, there would definitely be a lot of investment, millions of foreign workers, I guess brazil's southern border is the most dynamic region (and maybe less white if there was less foreign immigration since brazil is poorer and more internal migration due to its attractiveness) .

Awesome map!

Pan-Malayism is likely a strong political force that is often manifested in bi-lateral agreements and travel zones, but beyond that, I cannot imagine it being something as strong as say, the nationalist movements in mid-19th century Europe.

Please see the above for not using CLS as HDI.

Has the US population not changed since 2008? The density map said they reached 208 million in the 2008 census and this one shows the same amount in 2021.

I must admit that was an error on the population density map. The United States hit 202 million in 2008. The 2018 census logged 208 million.
 
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This is awesome, as always! I have so many questions, but I think its best to wait and just enjoy it as you publish. The endurance of native societies in Africa and Asia is very original and intrigues me, along with the German mess and Spain.

Spain is a one-party worker's state. The formal name is República Obrera y Soldada de España, or the Worker's and Soldier's Republic of Spain.

It seems the most prominent communist (or socialist?) state. The 10 million or so Spaniards not reflected in the statistic is quite unsettling, though. I hope it means greater emigration or exile (to Argentina?). I find the Spanish name odd, though, sounds as "Workers' Welded Republic of Spain" XD
 
This latest map was gorgeous, and I love all the little details snuck onto it! One thing that particularly caught my attention was that Canada seems to be very good for itself. Given its greater size ITTL, I'd assume that the Canadians play a very vital role within the British Empire. Speaking of the British Empire, I also have to wonder what the other major power blocs ITTL are. IIRC, it was implied that France is still a great power, so I'd assume they play an important role (perhaps they have a sort of economic bloc with former colonies akin to what the British Empire has become?), and Russia's size alone would likely make it another world power. Otherwise, perhaps China, Japan, or Brazil have large spheres of influence? They're definitely in good geographic positions to do so.
 
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