RE: Background Material: A call for Help from US Easterners
From: Brian B <greywanderer987@y...>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 14:04:22 -0800 (PST)
Subject: RE: Background Material: A call for Help from US Easterners
--- David Rodemaker <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Southern Florida joined the Carribean in forming a
> > Conglomerated nation called "Atlantis."
> Sounds good.
> > MN, WI, & MI form the "Republic of the Old
> > most of the plains states are the Native Peoples
> > Nation.
> That works well also, though the name doesn't ring
> true for me.
It's historical for the upper Midwest, though more so
for MI and OH, but I couldn't think of a better name,
maybe "Great Lakes Republic"?
> > The Illinois,
> > > Indiana,
> > I'm thinking IL, IN, OH, KS, MO, & IA as one, TN,
> > as one, not sure what to do with WV.
> Throw it into the second polity.
> > > Part of the issue is what sort of tech level are
> > > using? Is geography the
> > > deciding factor? Or is it already extant
> > > cultural/ethic identity?
> > Haveb't nailed down the tech level yet, we're
> > talking near-c travel but not FTL yet,
> > travel takes years to the nearest colonies.
> > Mostly cultural, with some future changes
> > and the occasional nod to geography.
> Then the real issue is keeping cultural identity.
> The Confederacy probably
> would rise again, but what make a nice bit of story
> would be the fact that
> it's a impoverished 3rd world nation due to the
> constant guerilla warfare
> and otherwise nasty state of affairs. Not to mention
> constant tension with
Yeah, I had considered making it the scene of
intwernal conflict, with Atlantis and the norther tier
eastern nations providing backing for
Anti-confederacy guerillas. I'm also considering
having a large number of African Americans
establishing a Black Free State somewhere in the south
because they don't want to just be refugees in the
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