This thread is meant for worldbuilding relating to the universe of the 2020 AHFA world cup. Go wild!
Feel free to add anything to the lore if you want to.I have been observing the AHFA 2020 with Interest, but I didn't think that I should participate due to my lack of sports knowledge. That being said, If you like, I have some ideas for what happened to the rump USA
No there isn't. It's my first ever map, and I don't know how to do.Is there a QBAM for that? Think we should discuss this in the lore thread.
It's worth noting that New England's head of state is "Elizabeth II", probably intended to reign in Old England too.The existence of Britain in exile suggests the existence of a fascist regime in Britain at one point that is presumably now not fascist. If someone else wants to come up with that state that'd be cool.
@Uebeltank posted a new map earlier today that features some nations that have not qualified to the World Cup, such as England, the Netherlands, Sicily, Switzerland and the Isle of Man. Still no Antarctique, unfortunately. Sadly, I'm not that good at making maps, so I can't do much about that issue, but if someone could transfer @lotrian's country onto the map of the world, that would be great!And as far as I know this is the map (Antarctique not shown)
I think that that area being a rump USA makes a lot of sense.Oh also my creation of Freedonia assumed a United States that had Presidents Washington and Jefferson. Perhaps the rest of the midatlantic between the CS and New England is the rump United States.
Or perhaps it could be a successor state to the US, except it is a totalitarian pariah state that is only able to protect itself from its beefier neighbors (Canada, CSA, New England) through fear of nuclear retaliation?I think that that area being a rump USA makes a lot of sense.
I like that. Though maybe change the name of the Empire to the Caesarate of America or something?Here's a rough look at my idea for America: expect some more maps, flags, etc. To go along with it
I was thinking roughly the following:
-1780: the American revolution ends, but the New England colonies remain loyal to the crown.
Despite the loss of New England, American history progresses basically the same until 1858
-1858: issues over slavery, industrialization, etc. lead to the secession of the CSA from the United states, causing the civil war
1860- Abe Lincoln is elected president
1861- the CSA is recognized by the British
1864- after a stalemate is reached, confidence in Lincoln is lost, and he loses the the election. The new president signs an armistice with the CSA, pending a treaty.
1865- angered at the Union's decision to surrender, a cabal of generals march on Washington, overthrowing the president, and proclaiming the American Empire (I'm thinking of having Sherman as the first emperor)
1866- the second phase of the civil war begins, as total war is practiced on the CSA, and as California, the Indian territory, and the great lakes states secede from the Empire.
1870- after several bloody years of fighting, the British intervene, and force everyone to the table at the treaty of Ottowa:
-The American Empire is recognized as the legitimate government of what's left of the United States
- the CSA, Sequoyah, the Pacific States of America, and the GLU are recognized as independent
-Canada annexes several territories from the Northern US, which it had occupied during the war
The Empire now only consists of the states of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Appalachia
The empire is radically Republican and progressive, declaring equal rights for women and minorities as early as 1883. On the other hand, it is dominated by an Oligarchy of military elites and robber barons.
1890- the United States of Freedonia are granted independence, but remains an Imperial ally to the present day.
1899- Theodore Roosevelt leads a military coup, establishing himself as Augustus. He makes a large number of populist reforms, creates a national parks system, and allies with the French Empire.
1930- Teddy dies, and is replaced by his distant cousin, Franklin roosevelt. He makes even more popular and progressive reforms, which eventually leads to his assassination. Before that, though, he developed a nuclear weapons program.
1940-1970: America enters a period of paranoia and isolationism, and is considered by all other than Freedonia and France to be a rogue state.
1970s-present: the empire begins to democratize, albeit slowly, and opens up to the world again. Today, America is a flawed democracy, but it is reconciled with most of its neighbors (never the Confederates though)