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Map Contest 19 (Open): Jigsaw
Challenge: North America has been a region of general stability in recent history. Part of that stability is due to the fact that there are only three nations there (not including Central America). Create a map where North America (not just the United States, mind you) is divided into many different (and possibly unstable) countries. Note: Just splitting up the different states and provinces in North America does not count. These countries should be almost entirely unique.
Time Frame: Two weeks, May 3 - May 24 (Extended)
Balkanisation at the End of a War -Kogasa
In this timeline, the United States falls apart during the War of 1812 after a greater British victory. Upon dissolution, new nations established are as follows: Illinois (includes Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Upper Michigan), Indiana (includes Ohio and Lower Michigan), Greater New Netherlands (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia), New England, Carolina, Kentucky (includes Tennessee), Mississippi (includes Louisiana State, Alabama, and Georgia), and Missouri (includes all of the Louisiana Purchase minus Minnesota and Louisiana).
Among the new nations, New England was the only one that fell back under British control and became annexed into Canada. The Greater New Netherlands fell under Dutch influence again, and saw an increase in Dutch immigrants. Mississippi began to develop a CSA-style government and became unstable. Missouri, Indiana and Illinois were among the most prosperous of the former states.
In the 1860s, the North American War broke out. On one side was Mississippi and Carolina, while on the other was Greater New Netherlands, the Netherlands and Mexico. Missouri soon got dragged in on New Netherlands' side after Mississippi launched an invasion of Missourian Arkansas. The war ended in Allied victory. Following this, slavery was then abolished in all participant nations, as well as Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and New England. Louisiana was also annexed into Mexico.
In 1870, Japan went to purchase Alaska from Russia, and dissolving the colonial empire of Russia.
When the First World War broke out in 1914, Mississippi and Carolina joined in on the Central Powers, and began to invade Mexico and New Netherlands respectively. By 1917, the Mexican-Netherlands had achieved victory, and occupied both states for a few years.
In the 1920s, most of the nations out of the former US saw a Golden Age. Most prosperous were Missouri and Indiana, as they had successful booming economies and in the case of Indiana, the Motor Industry, such as Ford and Dodge, was on a roll. Mississippi and Carolina however, were becoming more unstable and saw no growth. Greater New Netherlands saw a new language emerge, called Nederglish, which is a combination of English and Dutch. Also more people in the nation speak Dutch instead of English.
The Great Depression soon followed in the 1930s. Illinois saw a rise in crime, especially in Chicago. Mississippi collapsed into anarchy and saw a huge civil war taking place. Carolina saw a fascist leader taking power and heavy militarisation. Greater New Netherlands did all they could to create jobs for the unemployed. Indiana and Missouri were among those least effected.
Once the Second World War broke out, Carolina attempted to invade Greater New Netherlands once again. While they manage to achieve some victories early on, they soon suffered a major defeat, and ended up getting occupied again.
In the late 1960s, the civil war in Mississippi had fully ended, with the republicans taking control. Carolina also was freed from occupation, and a democratic government was set up. Indiana and Missouri became Great Powers by the 1970s.
In modern day, Mississippi and Carolina are poor and have a very low GDP on par to OTL Zimbabwe and Papua New Guinea, respectively. Illinois suffers under a military dictatorship and has a GDP similar to OTL Burma. Kentucky has a GDP similar to OTL Spain and has a good economy. Greater New Netherlands has an economy similar to the OTL Netherlands, its GDP is similar to OTL Belgium, and is decently wealthy. Missouri and Indiana has a GDP similar to OTL Switzerland and Hong Kong respectively. Indiana also is one of the leaders of car industry, behind Japan, France, and Germany; and Detroit in TTL doesn't decline and doesn't become bankrupt.
The main characters of the Touhou Project are Sanae Kochiya and Youmu Konpaku.
Articles of Disunion - Reximus55
A House Divided - Spartian300
In 1862, Britain recognized the Confederacy as an independent nation, and joined the war against the USA, resulting in the independence of the CSA. A bitter rivalry ensues between the US and CS over settlement in the unclaimed territory in North America, which eventually leads to the Settlers' War in 1882, with Britain joining the fight against the US, followed by France, with the CSA, Britain and France forming the Atlantic Alliance. It ends after the Battle of Detroit of 1883, resulting in a draw between the Atlantic Alliance and USA, as the Anglo-French force deployed to invade Michigan badly defeated, but the USA is halted in the drive on Richmond.
In 1896, Alaska is purchased by the US, but this almost provokes war with Britain, which is averted when the US is supported by Germany, and is able to gain an alliance with Japan. In 1897, The Confederacy fights the Spanish war, gaining Cuba as a state, and giving Britain the Philippines, while France gets Guam. In 1901, however, war once again breaks out between the Confederacy and the Union over Mexico, when the CSA invades to gain land that will give them a larger border with the Union. In the War of 1901, the Atlantic Alliance defeats the Union in a mere 11 months, due to an s major blunder on the Union's part by attempting to invade Canada and not attacking the Confederacy as the main piority. Two states of the Union are given to the CSA, Kentucky and Missouri. This serves as one of the main reasons for the Union joining the Triple Alliance with Austria-Hungary and Germany.
In 1915, Archduke Franz Ferdinand is killed by Serb nationalists, resulting the First World War between the Triple Alliance and Atlantic Alliance. Fighting is fierce across the US-CS border, with over 20,000 men dying each month. By 1917, the fighting has grown to levels of unforeseen bloodshed occur when the USA fails to break the line at Richmond, but the signs of the conflict ending have yet to show. Mexico explodes into civil war between the Socialist Rebels in the South and the Royalists in the North, with Baja California declaring independence. The USA supports the South while the CSA supports the North, with the civil war becoming a battlefront of the First World War. Baja is able to aid the USA in getting troops to the South due to its border with the Union, leading an invasion of Baja by the CSA, which becomes a stalemate. However, in 1919, the USA finally is able to defeat the CSA, and takes Canada. Mexico is divided into three nations, the Socialist Republic of Mexico, Kingdom of Mexico, and Republic of Baja Mexico.
The Treaty of Hamburg is written up, with the Philippines, Guam, and Jamaica being given to the USA, along with Kentucky and Missouri being returned. Germany gains Poland and the Baltic States, and Austria-Hungary gets the Balkans and Romania. The Ottomans collapse, however, resulting in the formation of Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Israel, with Syria also becoming independent. However, there are some tensions with Turkey, which longs to regain these areas.