Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Osk, Apr 21, 2019.
I see a couple states have two capitals?
Actually, Twin River (Uber-Iowa) has three capitals - the legislature sits at Saint-Charles, the judicial branch sits at Saint-Joseph and the executive sits at Entrepot.
The Church of Columbia is a dominant denomination of Christianity in the Union being the most practiced denomination, just ahead of the Catholic Church. The Church owes its origins to the 18th Century, but really rose to prominence in the early 19th Century as part of the Great Awakening. The Church is a quasi-nationalist institution and exists almost entirely in the UAR. Throughout the history of the UAR, the Church has been extremely influential in social and political life - none the less, it is rather decentralized in modern times as a result of the Schisms of Policy that occurred in the early 20th Century. The Church was influential both in the rise of Christian socialism in the Union, as well as Christian nationalism.
The Church oversees provinces in every realm, with each provinces having a High Seat. Beyond the high seats of the provinces, the church structure is decentralized and largely local, with little oversight from the head leadership. Much of the Union aristocracy/nobility are members of the Church, as is the royal family.
In Transylvania, for example, the Church has 11 provinces, as shown below.
As I finish the box, here's the timeline chart. The UAR has had eight monarch-presidents, and the current one is Eleanor, First of her Name.
Will have a table with each monarch sometime in the future.
Does Aegyptania (as I'm assuming the realm's named that, based off of the old list) have a capital?
Yup, Cairo is Aegyptania’s capital, in TTL becoming a sizable city
Present Council of Executives, August 14, 2019
Acadia County: Count Phillip II (Gray) Independent; since 2007 (12 years) (Liberalism)
Commonwealth of Aegyptania: Imperator Martin (Bellman) Labor-Liberator Party; since 2011 (8 years) (Socialism)
Duchy of Carolina: Duke Alexander V (Martin) Independent; since 2016 (3 years) (Liberalism)
Chicagou County: Count Jacob (Lane) Imperial Socialist Party; since 1973 (46 years) (Social nationalism)
Delmarva County: Countess Amelia (Clayton) Independent; since 2013 (6 years) (Liberalism)
Governate of East Florida: Lord-Governor Juan Carlos (Alvarado) Liberal-Centralist Party; since 2014 (5 years) (Liberalism)
Governate of Erie: Lord-Governor Dennis (Kucinich) Conservative Party; since 1991 (28 years) (Liberalism)
Governate of Georgia: Lord-Governor James (Carter) Liberal Party; since 1971 (48 years) (Liberalism)
Long Island County: Count Hezekiah III (Pierrepont) Independent; since 2008 (11 years) (Social democracy)
Governate of Manitoba: Frederick (Becker) Farmer-Labor Party; since 2004 (15 years) (Green)
Duchy of Maryland: Duke John III (Howard) Independent; since 1977 (42 years) (Liberalism)
Massachusetts County: Count Charles V (Adams) Independent; since 2001 (18 years) (Liberalism)
Governate of Michigan: Election pending - - -
Newfoundland County: Count Peter II (Nash) Independent; since 2010 (9 years) (Liberalism)
New Hampshire County: Countess Mary II (Bell) Independent; since 2019 (0 years) (Liberalism)
New Haven County: Countess Kathleen (Hammers) Nutmeg Party; since 2002 (17 years) (Liberalism)
Governate of Hudsonia: Lord-Governor Jacob (Lewiston) Great Path Party; since 2003 (16 years) (Liberalism)
Governate of New York: Lord-Governor Cynthia (Nixon) Working Families Party; since 2017 (2 years) (Social democracy)
Nova Scotia County: Henry II (Sullivan) Independent; since 1999 (20 years) (Liberalism)
Governate of Ohio: Robert III (Taft) Conservative Party; since 2009 (10 years) (Liberalism)
Duchy of Palmetto: Duke Charles III (Pinckney) Independent; since 2005 (14 years) (Realmism)
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Imperator Matthew (Metzler) Keystone First; since 2012 (7 years) (Realmism)
Duchy of Lower Canada: Joseph III (Papineau) Independent; since 1991 (28 years) (Theonationalism)
Commonwealth of Riviera: Imperator Claire (McCaskill) Liberal Party; since 2005 (14 years) (Liberalism)
Saybrook County: Count John II (Johnson) Independent; since 1984 (35 years) (Theonationalism)
County of Superior: Count Paul II (Superior) Independent; since 2001 (18 years) (Green)
Commonwealth of Transylvania: Lord-Governor Steven (Beshear) Transylvania Party; since 1993 (26 years) (Social democracy)
Governate of Twin Rivers: Lord-Governor Thomas (Harkin) Farmer-Labor Party; since 2005 (14 years) (Social democracy)
County of Upper Canada: Countess Margaret II (Acer) Independent; since 1979 (40 years) (Liberalism)
Governate of Vermont: Lord-Governor Joseph II (Smith) Christian Democratic Party; since 2000 (19 years) (Christian socialism)
Commonwealth of Virginia: Imperator Abner (Holton) Liberal Party; since 1965 (54 years) (Liberalism)
Governate of Wisconsin: Lord-Governor Robert II (LaFollette) Progressive Party; since 2019 (0 years) (Social democracy)
Governate of West Florida: Lord-Governor John III (Lavoie) Peoples Unity Party; since 1997 (22 years) (Liberalism)
Executor-President of the Council: Count Charles IV of Massachusetts since 2019
The Party names you see are of the respective executives' realm-party. For those realms with hereditary executives who reign as independents, political leanings are noted. This is the case for most counties and some duchies. I may change some of these, and I am open to any countering ideas. Some of the people named are fictionalized versions of OTL individuals, others are native to the UAR-verse.
The current Executive Council leans towards liberal policies, which tend to mean harmony and coordination by the realms, an expansive foreign policy and trade policies, an generally moderate stances. The most recent Executor-President election occurred in 2019 and the Count of Massachusetts was selected as Executor-President of the Council.
You'll also notice the revised realm-system.
12 of the 33 Realms are organized as Counties of the Realm. Counties hold their origins in the New England realms, although are also prevalent in the Great Lakes region. Counties are traditionally led by powerful, hereditary executive and a unicameral, popularly elected legislature. New Haven remains the only county to allow the popular election of Counts, with the children of Counts becoming Viscounts (a special noble rank found only in New Haven). Nobilities in counties lack significant control outside of lobbying and influence as a result of a lack of governmental body; nonetheless, counties are sub-divided into earldoms which can be hereditary, elected, or a mix of both.
13 of the 33 Realms are organized as Governates, making it the plurality form of organization in the Union. Governates hail from the early examples of the New York and Georgia governments. They are led by a Lord-Governor, who is popularly elected and who has significant authority in realm-affairs. Governates, however, also tend to have strong legislatures, typically bicameral with a popularly elected body and a body made up of the realm's earls. The role of nobility is weaker than in counties since earls in Governates are popularly elected. Although Transylvania is technically called the Commonwealth of Transylvania, it's government is a governate - Transylvania's earldoms are also called counties.
The Duchies represent four of the realms. Duchies are led by a strong executive and having either a unicameral legislature made up of the realm nobility, or a bicameral legislature with a superior house made up of the nobility. In the past, duchies have proven rather realmist, and two of the four duchies currently have executives who align with realmist views (Charles III of Pinckney firm believer in realmism, and Joseph III of Lower Canada firm believer in theonationalism).
The four commonwealths are home to the weakest executives of all the realms. Imperators have little to no power and are popularly elected to serve confederal functions at the Executive Council. There are little to no nobility in the commonwealths and all positions are popularly elected. Imperators may designate peerages, but these peerages hold no political or administrative power. Commonwealths have strong legislatures, typically unicameral, with most of the realm's executive functions lying in the hands of the head of the respective legislature. In most instances, imperators hold ceremonial functions, but have limited executive influence in government.
I'm going to thread mark this post as the World Map, will update it as I complete it.
World Map (Work in Progress)
It's not on the capitals map, for the reference.
Interesting map, by the way!!
Just checked, it’s on there but the wording slips into Riviera which may be why you’re not seeing it!
And yeah, Europe is a whole mess - I’m sticking to the “Europe collapsed” idea I had earlier
And yeah, it's a really interesting idea! If you need suggestions, you might see an Imperial China that is still a major power in Asia, seeing as Europe falls apart.
Great minds think alike! I was toying with the idea of a China that stabilizes and prospers in the 19th Century, leading to it being a major power throughout the 20th
You could also play with the tributary system of China for an interesting geopolitical structure in Asia.
HOLD UP. The infobox for the position says that Carter took office in 2002, but the list of Lord-Governors has his term beginning in 1971.
Yeah I made a mistake on the wiki box! It should read 1971
I like it, and I am liking the timeline more and more!
I would love to know more about things beyond America, mainly Europe. Is there any chance of you incorporating a communist version of Germany ITTL?
EDIT: Just saw the "Europe collapsed" and the (as of yet unfinished) world map. What do you think about at least West Germany and/or Prussia being communist?
I rather thought about a success of a Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere (GEACPS)-type deal around Japan...
The 2017 East Florida General Election was the first to occur under the reign of Juan Carlos. The Liberal Party gained 4 seats in the elections, bolstering it's plurality in the legislature. The Green Party gained 3 seats bringing it to a total of 9 seats in the General Assembly, a high for the Party. The Lord-Governors' Liberal-Central Party remained in power following the election, maintaining it's 2014 coalition with the Green Party and the Christian Democrat Party.
Speaker of the Assembly: Luis Omar Oteño (Liberal-Centralist Party; Green Party/Christian Democrat Party Coalition)
Liberal-Centralist Party: 41 seats
Green Party: 9 seats
Christian Democrat Party: 7 seats
Farmer-Labor Party: 26 seats
Gran Florida Party: 14 seats
Liberator Party: 3 seats
Separate names with a comma.