Haven’t thought through too many of the details for either the Twins Rivers or Missouri. The Enlightened in their names comes from neighboring Riviera, which I’ve thought through a bit. The idea is that Riviera is established by TTLs Aaron Burr, who makes it his own little country. The republic is the first to ensure the right to vote to women, etc. Burr makes the realm have a needlessly descriptive name by sticking ‘Enlightened’ in there. I imagined Twin Rivers and Missouri being colonized in part by Rivierans, adopting similar names.Yeah, I'm not sure either. "The Keys" is probably fine, just a bit unusual. Also, is the Twin Rivers a religious state?
D'Oh!!! Thought I had fixed that already! I've updated the main map on the first page and will update above concurrently.Hey, just so you know, you have Upper and Lower Canada swapped. Like Upper and Lower Egypt with the Nile, they're named based on the direction of flow of the St. Lawrence, so Upper Canada is in fact OTL [southern] Ontario and Lower Canada is [southern] Quebec.
Edit: Whoops, somebody already brought that up.
Carter won the election by unexpectedly uniting most of the opposition parties into a coalition. This stunned the Executor Party. Carter himself is a member of the Liberal Party. The New Georgia Coalition calls for modernizing the state by implementing a major infrastructure program, along with electoral reform to ease the disenfranchisement of afrogeorgians throughout the realm.Who is Carter's opponent and what are the party ideologies?
The UAR has always come off like a slightly more centralized democratic HRE to me. It acts like one nation at times, but also has a lot of internal differences.I'm thinking that aside from a few wars in the 19th Century, the UAR spends the 20th century largely more and more like the modern EU in certain respects. In contrast, Europe descends into madness wars throughout much of the 20th century. By 2019, Europe has stabilized, but the 20th century see's mass migration from Europe to the various countries in the Americas. I'm using this to justify larger populations across certain realms.
Another concept I'm toying with is each realm being able to decide whether to take larger number of immigrants, etc.
Oh and I'm working on a map of Saybrook. Do y'all have any requests?
That's roughly how I picture it as well. A hyper-AoC sort of, in every sense. (A slightly more powerful central government than the AoC one, but one whose power is extremely specific; ergo, the Union Tax, etc.).The UAR has always come off like a slightly more centralized democratic HRE to me. It acts like one nation at times, but also has a lot of internal differences.
Wars itself into self-peril? I was thinking a possible bioweapon goes haywire sometime in the 1940s? This is all very loose.As for Europe, I like the idea of it falling into chaos, I just have to wonder why it falls into chaos and what American nations Europeans migrate to, or for that matter what other American nations look like ITTL.
Haha, thanks! I've had the concept for a few years now, it's cool to put it down into actual contentAlso, can I just say that this TL is awesome? The graphics are great, the scenario is completely unique, and the bizarre differences from OTL are really cool. You really amped up elective monarchism and created a very original alternate US as a consequence, and I love how this TL isn't just a Hamilton Plan scenario, and almost goes the opposite route by making the UAR very decentralized and politically diverse.