These Fair Shores: The Commonwealth of New England

And for context: Ash said that during the Anglo-American war of the 1850s, Hamilton DC was ransacked and burned to the ground by British troops. They ransacked huge parts of America's heritage, including all the portraits of the founding fathers, the Bill of Rights, the President's china tea set, most Congressional records, Washington's sword, etc, etc
Oh cool it gets worse. Again, isolationism is an understandable reaction to that! Eeesh! It's funny, I don't think I've ever seen a TL where America gets humiliated this way. See it destroyed, stillborn or become an awful dictatorship, but never had it's cultural treasures looted like this! Very interesting!
You missed the opportunity to have the POD be the US getting their ass handing to them in a much more brutal War of 1812, with New England seceding from the Union and joining the British Empire as a protectorate.

Also, based and Hamiltonpilled.
I prefer the idea of an 1850 Anglo American war to be honest. It's more original and organic to have a different war in a different time than a repetition of the same historical beats.
 
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Is the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, and books at the time when the British rampaged Hamilton D.C. gets looted?

In New York, I guess there will be a fewer skyscrapers than OTL and OFC with no Statue of Liberty.
 
The President has not been heard from recently. Most Western observers are not really clear who is President, as there was no publicised inauguration ceremony in March. I do wonder where the President went myself.
I suppose the Chairman is the real one with power, I wonder what the president actually does at this time and how I has it changed since Hamilton.
 
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I like how there's a little tab for the Constitution on the top. I'm guessing the ABL is the American Baseball League?
 
Can I get a link to the aforementioned discord? The link in Cosmic Ash's signature isn't working.

Edit: I went back and had a look at the very first wikibox. What are the positions of the Republican, Socialist, Heritage, True Socialist-Marxist, and National Socialist parties?

And wouldn't the endorsement of George Pataki have (severely) hurt the Conservatives?

They are generally what's on the tin, the only one that wouldn't be the most obvious is the National Socialist Party, which is... not a fascist party (as it does not exist), but one of the various socialist splinter parties that have cropped up over the years.

The U.S. President is mostly seen as harmless or hapless, so no one really pays much mind to them.

When did slavery end in this timeline's U.S.? It had to have been later than 1865, probably more along the lines of when Brazil ended it (1888).

Depends on your definition. If you are charitable and want to say when laws were first passed to restrict it, then the 1890s. If you want the definition to be "when a human could no longer be forcefully bonded to do work for an owner" then you are looking at around the 1930s.

Is the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, and books at the time when the British rampaged Hamilton D.C. gets looted?

In New York, I guess there will be a fewer skyscrapers than OTL and OFC with no Statue of Liberty.

The Declaration of Independence is one of the few things the Americans were able to keep. A list of some, not all, of the items in British posession:

- Drafts of the Bill of Rights
- The Bill of Rights
- Debate over Ratification of the Constitution from 1799
- Official Law Code, registering the laws "on the books." up to 1843
- General Geo. Washington's sword and uniform
- The entire Alexander Hamilton collection.
- Most paintings that hung in the White House, Congress, or other buildings in D.C.
- Ongoing debate papers (and a draft) over a proposed Amendment
- The entire U.S. Treasury's die set, along with "many items" of bullion.
- The first Seal of the United States die set
- Personal papers of the President
- The First United States flag
- American copy of the Treaty of Paris
- Desks from the (long abolished) U.S. Senate, emblazoned with Senator's names
- Numerous chairs, tables, furniture and draperies of the White House and Congress.
- Original carpeting used in the House of Representatives

Notable items destroyed
- Constitution of the United States (smoked as a cigar wrapper)
- Treaty of Charleston (thrown into the Potomac)
- Mount Vernon (burned after being used as a British camp)
- Most of Benjamin Franklin's papers (burned/tossed into the streets)

I suppose the Chairman is the real one with power, I wonder what the president actually does at this time and how I has it changed since Hamilton.

The President does very little, despite the office being technically powerful. The Chairman has 100% of the power.

I like how there's a little tab for the Constitution on the top. I'm guessing the ABL is the American Baseball League?

The Constitution is an exceptionally sacred item for Americans. The ABL is the American Batterball League.

If the Internet is in an early 2000s-ish stage, would the old Monobook Wikipedia skin fit more in-universe than the new Vector skin?

The AmeriNet is America's intranet, is not connected to the internet at large. AmeriNet does have an online encylopedia, that is generally free to edit, it is not connected to Wikipedia in any way, and Wikipedia is used by the non-American Anglosphere who have access to the internet.
 
What fricking idiot did that? The rest only has historical value but Franklin was honoured by the damn Royal Society!
Because Ben Franklin is considered a not just a *mere* Traitor, but a super-duper Traitor. Not only did he betray the crown, but he betrayed his birthplace- Boston- by siding with the perfidious rebels. Thus, the New England regiments probably made a point to look for Old Benjamin's stuff and burn it.
 
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