Union of American Realms -- Not-Another-America Graphic TL

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Osk, Apr 21, 2019.

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    Osk Eu set di la Oskaña

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    The Union of American Realms is a concept I've toyed with in my heads for years. It's undoubtedly influenced by dozens of other scenarios I have seen here on this site over the years. Essentially, it is a rather ASB America running on the Articles of Confederation on steroids, with a a few twists.

    The federal government is comprised of three components: (a) the Confederal Assembly, a unicameral legislature tasked with accepting international treaties and trade agreements passed by the Council of Executives, along with settling intra-realm disputes and passing federal legislation - this body is led by the High Speaker of the Assembly; (b) the Council of Executives, with every realm executive holding a seat, able to admit new realms and executing the limited federal executive functions - this body is led by the Governor-President of the Council, and; (c) the office of Monarch-President of the Union, a ceremonial office held by House Washington, residing on Mount Vernon - the Monarch-President holds nearly zero actual power outside of immense cultural currency.

    The federal government of the UAR is weak and rather decentralized, though the modern age has lent itself to centralization. Since the late 19th Century, the Federal Assembly has gained influence and power, particularly as the rise of international commerce took hold in the 20th Century. FA members are elected every six years on an alternating basis, with the Assembly divided into two classes. The Council of Executives similarly elects the Governor-President every six years. Each executive can also appoint one member to their realm's delegation to the Federal Assembly.

    The UAR is divided into various realms, with the Union Constitution mandating that every realm have an executive that reigns for life. Each realm is quasi-autonomous, often times getting in disputes amongst themselves and fostering different cultures over the years. Some realms have strong executives-for-life, others have made the office a ceremonial one similar to that of Monarch-President.

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    (As always, the coastal base used was created by @timmy_khagann)
     
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  2. ETGalaxy Long live the King of America!

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    I really like this concept! It's original, and I like the graphics thus far. My questions are is there a central economy, and why were many of the Thirteen Colonies, such as New York, partitioned.
     
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  3. Osk Eu set di la Oskaña

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    The ASB background I had in mind involved a slightly different colonial set-up from OTL, such that Plymouth still exists, and that rather than Delaware, there's a colony set up on the entire peninsula, etc. The Iroquois also align with the colonists in TTL's Revolution, earning them a spot as one of the constituent realms. Aside from that, I'm still working out the concept. The pre-Constitution-of-the-Union backstory is very much loose in my head and I am open to any and all suggestions!

    Regarding Virginia, I imagine Virginia splitting as a result of a civil war (as in, Virginian civil war) in the 19th Century.
     
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  4. ETGalaxy Long live the King of America!

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    Oh, so it's one of those TLs where slight things are changed well before things start becoming very divergent from OTL, right? My suggestion would be to have the different colonies he established closer to the American Revolution in order to prevent butterflies from making things too different. Otherwise, the early history of the UAR would be completely different from OTL's United States.
     
  5. ETGalaxy Long live the King of America!

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    Does that mean each of the realms has its own military? If so, is there also a national military?
     
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  6. Osk Eu set di la Oskaña

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    Makes sense! I am also open to some things being sufficiently different, and I'm not opposed to collaboration on the backstory (or in general!).

    Currently working on a list of realms as well so that there's a better picture of the situation I have in mind.

    Most realms would have their own militia of some sort, and at times even engage in combative measures with each other; there is, however, a mutual defense pact inherent in the Constitution-of-the-Union, which I take it to mean in times of war, each realm must provide for the mutual defense of other realms. Not sure if there'd be a standing force yet, under the control of the small federal government.
     
  7. brickhouse The Town Weirdo

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    What is the capital of the Union of American Realms
     
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  8. Osk Eu set di la Oskaña

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    Haven't decided that yet. I was thinking perhaps a makeshift city emerges around Mount Vernon, where the ceremonial Monarch-Presidents reside -- however, I guess that depends on whether I want House Washington to be the fixed royal house, or if I want elections to occur whenever a Monarch-President dies...

    Anyway, I am all ears to possible locations for the small, federal government!
     
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  9. Bennett Human Time-Waster

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    Ooh, I really like this so far. Can we have the full names of the fifty realms, please?
    Beyond that, I see a couple Native American realms, and am really curious as to how they are treated.
     
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    Why are the names of Upper and Lower Canada switched?
     
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    Osk Eu set di la Oskaña

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    New York lordship election, 1790

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  13. Bennett Human Time-Waster

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    Why did Chicago take so long to join the Union? Was it a city that just declared its realmhood by then? Also, a couple realms don't have capitals.
     
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    I'm still working on the capitals, and would welcome any suggestions.
     
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  16. Bennett Human Time-Waster

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    Capital of Tecumseh would probably be Prophetstown if its history was the same as real life. Riviera would almost certainly be St. Louis. West Florida's capital was in Pensacola IRL. For Hudsonia, perhaps York Factory grows into some city or settlement named York.
     
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  17. Osk Eu set di la Oskaña

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    All of these are good! I've incorporated them, save for Riviera - opting for Ste. Genevieve being selected as the capital, but St. Louis being the largest city.
     
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    Seem here were Scooby-Doo with the company.
     
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  19. Osk Eu set di la Oskaña

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    “Scooby-dooby-doo, where are you?”

    “Kentucky. I’m in Kentucky.”
     
  20. Bennett Human Time-Waster

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    I think naming the state in Southern Florida "The Keys" or "Conch Republic" both seem a bit unlikely, I guess; most states don't have a definite article attached to them, while the Conch Republic was a byproduct of the war on drugs, to my understanding.
     
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