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  1. Umbric Man

    USA Buys Texas to the Colorado River

    From 1804-1807 (pgs 114-115), 1818-1819 (pgs 136-137), and as late as 1825-1829, the USA attempted to buy Texas north of the Colorado River-in-Texas from mouth to source (at the 103rd meridian, Texas's OTL western border) and then a straight line north to the "highlands" (watershed border, IE...
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    Maritimes but no other part of Canada joins the USA upon independence, any longer-term effects?

    The Maritimes consisted of Prince Edward Island (called St. John Island at the time) and Nova Scotia (then including New Brunswick) come the American Revolution. Be it through conquest by Patriot forces, royal governor incompetence leading them to willingly join the Thirteen Colonies, or...
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    US Oregon Territory successfully integrated pre-railroads?

    https://books.google.com/books?id=LYoiAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA510&lpg=PA510&dq=%22john+floyd%22+%22origon%22&source=bl&ots=eJQBymLAUA&sig=ACfU3U2BbsQtHGryM1K7al-7-JeK4XfSnw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwirssWomYfpAhVjhuAKHU2mCMUQ6AEwBnoECAgQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22john%20floyd%22%20%22origon%22&f=false...
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    AHC/WI: More Yankee-Settled/Dominated States Set Up

    New England Yankees - as dialect and cultural scholars will tell you - settled upstate NY, the southern shores of the Great Lakes, (north PA-to-north IL), and all of Michigan/Wisconsin/Minnesota as Americans moved west. However, many of these areas are part of states where the Midland...
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    AHC/Plausibility Check: State of Westmoreland

    Connecticut settlers in Pennsylvania's Wyoming Valley attempted to form their own state during the 1770s and the Yankee-Pennamite Wars that happened that decade, but were ultimately shot down in Congress's Trenton Decree of 1782. For whatever reason, Westmoreland survives. Congress doesn't...
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    WI: Puritans Settle Mid-Atlantic Colonies

    Looking into colonial America, I discovered to my surprise the Puritans that would later become New England had been even more expansive than one would think. To writ: 1620 - What would become Plymouth Colony had originally intended to settle Manhattan Island/the future New Amsterdam (and New...
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    AHC: Once Prominent American Cities Stay As Such

    America actually has a number of towns and even villages that were once far more important and populous (relatively and proportionally speaking) than they currently are, as worthwhile and well-known to your average person as the names and places of (to choose randomly) 'Seattle', 'Boston', or...
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    French Without Germanic Influence

    We've a lot of threads on English without Norman/French influence and remaining far more Germanic, but French mirrors English in many ways with its local invaders (the Franks) giving a lot of loanwords to the Latinate French language. How would French look without the major Germanic influence...
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    Maritimes in USA

    The Maritimes are the one area of Canada that received American settlers before Loyalists (primarily due to Loyalism not yet existing in the 1760s). Assuming Nova Scotia and St. John Island (PEI) went with the Patriots but no other territory of OTL Canada joined up with the USA, how would it...
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    France Retains Canada/Ohio Valley To Britain.

    A Seven Years' War proposal. Britain and her colonies successfully took all the forts within the OTL United States during the Seven Years' War, specifically during 1758-1760. Colonial Americans such as Rogers' Rangers took Detroit; William Johnson captured Fort Niagara; and many colonial troops...
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    AHC/Plausibility Check: State of West Florida

    Oftentimes, a territory settled by Americans will be annexed by America and keep its core territory upon gaining statehood - witness Vermont, California, and Texas. All of them had brief histories as independent republics before being admitted as states. The Republic of West Florida is fairly...
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    Northern Secession - Nation's Name?

    If somehow the North or a part of it (likely New England) seceded from the USA in the antebellum era, what would its name be? If it's just New England it is pretty obvious what it is called, but the addition of non-Yankee free states like New York, Pennsylvania, the Great Lakes, etc makes me...
  13. Umbric Man

    Confederate Capital of (the District of) Columbia

    Very vaguely related to my recent Border-States-as-Pro-CSA thread. The always-reliable Wikipedia claims that the Confederacy, should it have captured Washington early enough in the war, would move its government to Washington DC and thence admit Maryland. Did the CSA actually intend to...
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    AHC: Border States Join CSA?

    I'm curious. What would it take to get the border states to join the Civil War, or in West Virginia's case, stay in VA (whatever happens after the war between it and Virginia happens)? Now if they happen to be conquered fairly quickly - I imagine Maryland will be even if it declares for the...
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    English Language Questions.

    I've been looking through the 'Anglish Moot' wiki that espouses Anglo-Saxon linguistic purism, or however the term is on Wikipedia. It brought up some questions in my mind. This is a broad area to ponder on, but if the Norman Invasion of 1066 never happened or English at least resisted the...
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    AHC: Newfoundland Joins the ARW.

    Pretty ASB-ish, I know, but I'm rather interested in seeing it. We've had full-fledged timelines where Quebec and/or the Maritimes (NS/PEI) can at least believably join the American Revolution, and at least discussions on various bits of the British West Indies joining as well. How about...
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    BNA Proper's Leanings in a Second ARW.

    Here's something I doubt many really think of in many 'Second ARW' scenario. It's a popular thought to have a parallel/TTL War of 1812 be the 'Second American Revolution' and it fits - even in reality, many Americans of the age called 1812 the Second War of Independence and saw it as truly...
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    Earliest Australian Federation?

    I know Earl Grey from 1847-1850 tried to federate the Australian colonies but the watered-down bill passed the House of Lords with only a figurehead Governor-General. I also know Henry Parkes tried to propose federation in 1867 but got slapped down. How *popular* were these attempts? I hear...
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    Dominion of America, Part of the British Empire...For How Long?

    There's some bits of background notes I'd like to make before my question: 1. The thirteen colonies and British Armed Forces resorting to force, of course, almost didn't happen and was almost averted numerous times during the leadup to the ARW. The colonists sent numerous petitions, the...
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    West Indies Federation Surviving/Expanding?

    Yet another enlarged Dominion-survival topic from me in the vein of 'Bigger South Africa'. ;) Although I know very well that the West Indian islands and mainland nations have always had local nationalisms, the CARICOM's projects of common passports, single market, and if I remember right a...
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