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    Asymmetric federalism in the United States

    That one shocks me with how Ben Franklin correctly foresaw a doubled population every 25 years, but I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by the others.
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    These Fair Shores: The Commonwealth of New England

    Ah! I saw the phrase early on in Australia’s Wikipedia article above. I myself assumed the phrase was the dominions who helped initially start this modern phase of the empire, but if that is what it is, certainly I am interested in that list as well!
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    These Fair Shores: The Commonwealth of New England

    What are the initial "Constituent Dominions"?
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    Proposals and War Aims That Didn't Happen Map Thread

    How convenient for the Dutchman's proposal the Netherlands isn't divvied up at all. :p
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    Look to the West Volume VIII: The Bear and the Basilisk

    I admit, having once nerded out and given American confederations a representative color each based on their flag colors and/or a historical connection, seeing Panimaha continue the trend with a dark green I suppose can be associated with Great Plains/Canadian Prairie sagebrush or Canadian taiga...
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    Fictional U.S. state names?

    Kanawha was quite popular, but the name West Virginia won out from a combo of affection for the home state and being very initially the unionist government claiming the whole of the state.
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    Look to the West Volume VIII: The Bear and the Basilisk

    The book is published in 1988 so it’s just before the Sunrise War.
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    Effect of changed city names?

    Funnily enough it would've been Remora and thus "Remoran Empire", though Remore as the inevitable anglicization seems a bit odd. Maybe we'd be used to it as we are Rome. Chicago's original settlement was a cluster of families tending to the soldiers of Fort Dearborn before the town was formally...
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    Look to the West Volume VIII: The Bear and the Basilisk

    I think the last time we got word of the Moronites was that they had just got settled into Tierra del Fuego. Where else were they spoken of?
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    Canada development under French Rule

    Thank you to both of you, that is fascinating. This is intriguing and amusing for a "history doesn't repeat but it does rhyme" sense. If Britain did push to Illinois and essentially the Mississippi River at one point I find it amusing that's what they nabbed to in 1763 and thus what the...
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    Canada development under French Rule

    @Viriato What were the exact demands of Britain in territorial terms in text form? I never knew they even did so pre-war, though I believe it, it’s definitely not surprising.
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    These Fair Shores: The Commonwealth of New England

    ..... Oh. Oh dear. *stares ahead, twiddles fingers nervously*
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    PC: Prince Frederick's Plan for Henry, Duke of Cumberland = No ARW?

    I never knew this. Fascinating. Were any other titles mentioned beyond "Duke of Virginia"? I ask because this is legitimately the first time I heard of any American noble title even proposed in any capacity.
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    USA Buys Texas to the Colorado River

    It's why I mentioned the talk on the potential land purchases of the 1830s for Texas and above the 37th parallel. Mexico was actually willing to hear that out but was partly dissuaded by the ambassador (Butler)'s rudeness, partly by British creditors pressuring them by not needing the...
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    USA Buys Texas to the Colorado River

    Amazingly, five million dollars was the most common price in all the negotiations - it was the most common and median price discussed in 1804-1807 (when they were trying to buy the Floridas alongside talking about Louisiana's western border), was the amount paid for the Floridas in the OTL...
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