RE: Background Material: A call for Help from US Easterners
From: "David Rodemaker" <dar@h...>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 13:55:31 -0600
Subject: RE: Background Material: A call for Help from US Easterners
> I've been working on a redrawn map of North America
> for my own personal fictional background, one in which
> the political lines are redrawn after the
> balkanization of the US and Canada and a series of
> realignments among various states and provinces into
> new countries.
> I've finished the US west of the Mississippi as well
> as Canada and the Carribean, but I'm still working on
> the east coast and midwest. I was hoping for input
> from some people back east on how to realign the
> states there.
Let's see here, Republic of Texas and the Desereet Empire have already
I think that especially in far east coast that breaking things up simple
state would work rather well, due to the precolonial history that exists
strong sense of identity thereof.
In the south, turn the area of New Orleans into a 'Creole' polity, as
as making a Florida a basically Latino/Hispanic polity. The Illinois,
Indiana, plains state could easily make a nice polity, and Kentucky and
surrounds make a nice geological divide.
Part of the issue is what sort of tech level are you using? Is geography
deciding factor? Or is it already extant cultural/ethic identity?