These Fair Shores: The Commonwealth of New England

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Author's Note: The flags of the Gold Coast and Uluguru were made by members of the discord server. Finally catching up with some work... I should be able to respond to questions here shortly!!
Just catching up with this excellent work so apologies in advance for my ignorance: is it the case that the UK’s constituent countries have grown in size? Wales seems to have put on 4000 sq miles and England and Scotland also seem to have piled on the square mileage.
 
2019 Rhode Island general election
What are the approximate ideologies of the various political coalitions in Rhode Island: Scumrakers, Steamrollers, Squeaky-cleans, Care-nots.

As the Care-nots goal is for Rhode Island to be a federal district, is this similar to OTL Australian territories?
 
What are the approximate ideologies of the various political coalitions in Rhode Island: Scumrakers, Steamrollers, Squeaky-cleans, Care-nots.

As the Care-nots goal is for Rhode Island to be a federal district, is this similar to OTL Australian territories?
No real ideological leanings besides a vague sentiment of anti-corruption from all of them (in the sense that corruption charges should be levied against political enemies) . Politics in Rhode Island are profoundly personality based and fancy things like "ideology", or "political positions" are discarded for far more simpler things like grafts, patronage, and copious amounts of bribes for everyone. This is actually pretty much OTL, except things have spiraled way out of control partly because the Federal government doesn't care, unlike OTL's FBI.

Care-nots think that self-governance for the entity known as Rhode Island is a mistake and the Federal Government should probably just run the place, seeing how utterly dysfunctional the government is.
 
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I’ve been away from this for awhile, but I just want to drop in and say how utterly magnificent this thread is. This is truly wonderful world building, fantastic writing, and beautiful visuals.
 
Something did feel off about the coastlines but just enough to not be sure if it was actually rising sea levels or artistic flare

Yeah, it was indeed sea levels.

Florida has a bite taken out of it and the keys are underwater

Sadly!

Egypt ruled by Zawahiri is extremely cursed in the level that makes the OTL Ayatollahs blush. It will be a nightmare to live in

It's... not the best place on planet earth. I'll go into Egypt hopefully at some point soon.

is there reason why climate change is worse ITTL?

Heavy industrialisation early on in the Russian Empire, along with population growth and suburbanisation let to an earlier rise, along with the general greater weath and industrial progress the world saw much earlier. There were several upticks with the start of the American Heavy Industry in the 1960s and 1970s, then the Indian Union and China's recent industralisation has pushed things to staggering heights.

Is anyone doing anything about it, or is the world doomed?

There is a broad concensus on curbing Climate Change, but it's... less aggressive than you'd hope.

That world map is a thing of beauty! Btw how did you estimate populations? I'm wondering since France for example is smaller but still has a population 1.5 times the size of modern day France.
I also love that patchwork of German states.

For most of the populations, I work back to a specific point in time, then work them forward using yearly growth rates. France never underwent the long period of population stagnation that it experianced IRL.

As for the German states... just wait until you see the internals of Germany.

Just catching up with this excellent work so apologies in advance for my ignorance: is it the case that the UK’s constituent countries have grown in size? Wales seems to have put on 4000 sq miles and England and Scotland also seem to have piled on the square mileage.

Hm! This is author's error, my apologies. I shall work on fixing this with haste.

The scumrakers must have vandalised the page for it to have a blue lock.

The article has been incredibly controversial.

What are the approximate ideologies of the various political coalitions in Rhode Island: Scumrakers, Steamrollers, Squeaky-cleans, Care-nots.

As the Care-nots goal is for Rhode Island to be a federal district, is this similar to OTL Australian territories?
No real ideological leanings besides a vague sentiment of anti-corruption from all of them (in the sense that corruption charges should be levied against political enemies) . Politics in Rhode Island are profoundly personality based and fancy things like "ideology", or "political positions" are discarded for far more simpler things like grafts, patronage, and copious amounts of bribes for everyone. This is actually pretty much OTL, except things have spiraled way out of control partly because the Federal government doesn't care, unlike OTL's FBI.

Care-nots think that self-governance for the entity known as Rhode Island is a mistake and the Federal Government should probably just run the place, seeing how utterly dysfunctional the government is.

This is pretty much correct. The Care-nots are really the only ones with a clearly defined policy: Rhode Island's provincial legislature should probably be abolished and the Department of Rhode Island should run things for a bit again while the province steadies itself. Or all the politicans are sent to prison. Either or, really.

I’ve been away from this for awhile, but I just want to drop in and say how utterly magnificent this thread is. This is truly wonderful world building, fantastic writing, and beautiful visuals.

Thank you so much!!!!

None of the top websites are related to pornography? Wow, good job society! 👍
I doubt the internet was ever free enough to have such content widely available.

Indeed, the Imperial Internet does not have any of these websites widely available, without purchasing them beforehand and secondary vertification of your identification.

What are BBC licence fees like ITTL?

I reckon they'd be higher. I've not yet consulted with the United Kingdom's development team on the wider BBC structure, outside of the 40+ channels.
 
Why was Rhode Island's charter suspended in 1979? And what system has the province operated under since?

Come to think of it... having the dysfunctional USA to its west (plus the precedent set by OFC) has gotten me used to the idea of New England being a stable, liberal democracy. But is this really the case? Civil rights for French Acadiens seem a matter of contention (judging by the fact that a bill to solidify them raised more than a few eyebrows), and corruption seems pretty endemic. Couple that with the more authoritarian nature of TTL's British Empire... and New England suddenly seems a lot less like a thriving liberal democracy.
 
I wonder how the US government is handling this. Given how powerful the oil industry is, I bet they'd furiously deny any suggestion that it's caused by global warming.
I imagine the people don't talk about it. Obviously government bureaucrats and engineers talk about it. But for the average person Florida has always been like that. Keys? Never heard of em
 
Howdy, I’m a long time lurker on both the Our Fair Country and now this timeline and I just wanted to say your work is so impressive and has definitely been an inspiration! Definitely my favorite timelines I’ve ever seen!

One thing I noticed on the latest world map is many of the listed heads of government in Europe are politicians from various Green parties in OTL. ITTL, have Green parties risen to prominence to the extent that they can lead governments (presumably because of the much more severe onset of climate change)?

I love your work!
 
I could be wrong, but I think there might be an error with some of the reference numbers from 22 onwards. For example, reference number 22, 'New Lord President declares changes coming to Australia', seems like it should link to the first line under 'International Reactions', but reference number 13 is linked instead.
 
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