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Republic of Maryland
Timeline: Out of One, Many

OTL equivalent: Maryland, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire
Flag of Maryland Seal of Maryland (reverse)
Flag Seal

Fatti maschii, parole femine (Italian)
("Manly deeds, womanly words")

Anthem "Maryland, My Maryland"
Capital Annapolis
Largest city Abidjan
Other cities Baltimore
Language English
Demonym Marylander
President Martin O'Malley
Area 472,414 km²
Population 27,581,689 
Established April 28, 1788
Currency Marylander Pound

A Colonial Power

In 1817, increasing amounts of African slaves were being freed in the northern nations of America when slavery was abolished. Afraid at what these newly freed blacks would do, several reputable leaders of Maryland founded the Maryland Colonization Society. It was dedicated to finding a solution to the "problem" of the free black population. There seemed to be only one solution. Resettling the free blacks in Africa.The government of Msaryland gave the MCS a government grant of £100,000. In January of 1820 the first ship, the Goldsborough, sailed from Baltimore. When they arrived in Africa they created the colony of New Maryland. Over the next few years the new colony is solidified, and even expands somewhat.

Flag of the Republic of Maryland

Flag of the New Maryland colony

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