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North America
Timeline: Landrover Alternity

OTL equivalent: the United States, Canada, and Québec
Landrover North America
The North American continent.
Capital Ottawa (CA), Montréal (QC), Washington D.C. (US)
Largest city New York City
Other cities Los Angeles, Chicago, Anaheim, Buffalo, Miami, Toronto, Vancouver, St. John's
Language English (Canada, United States), Québecois (Québec)
Demonym North American
Independence from United Kingdom
Currency US dollar (USD), Canadian dollar (CAD), Québec Franc (QCF)
Time Zone UTC-2 to UTC-10
  summer DST
Internet TLD .com, .gov, .us, .ca, .qc
Calling Code +1
Organizations United Nations
NATO
NAFTA
 The continent of North America is comprised of three governing entities: Canada, Québec, and the United States. The redefinition of the Western Hemisphere of 2014 indicates that due to various confusion over time, the country of Mexico is considered as a part of Central America. Québec, the fourteen provinces of Canada (and Ottawa) fifty-one contiguous states (and the District of Columbia) with the remaining two non-contiguous US states ( Alaska and Hawai'i) are all geographically part of North America. Canada and the contiguous US share its border along the 49th parallel (Cascadia excepted) mainly along the St. Lawrence River. The US has a southern border with Mexico.



History

Pre-1775

Christopher Columbus' discovery of the modern day Bahamian island of San Salvador in October 1492 was followed by dozens of expeditions over the next hundred and twenty-five years to the New World, or America, as named after the Italian mapmaker Amerigo Vespucci in 1507. John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) is credited with the discovery of continental North America in June 1497, approximately five-hundred years ago. Columbus himself would make another three voyages to the modern-day Caribbean before his death in 1506. In April 1513, Juan Ponce de León (sailing for Ferdinand II of Aragon) landed in modern day Florida, most likely at St. Augustine, while in 1624, Giovanni da Verrazzano (sailing for Francis I of France) explored the Atlantic coast of the Carolinas.

In 1756, the French and Indian War erupted as the result of clashing British and French colonial interests in North America, and as the overseas extension of Europe's Seven Year's War. In 1763, Quebec fell to British troops and the French garrisons of North America surrendered, ending the war and giving Britain control of all France's North American territory, in addition to French cession of the Louisiana Territory to the Spanish for the next forty years.


War of 1812 (1812-1815)

Main ArticleWar of 1812 (1812-1815)

Growth of the Union (1812-1889)

First Mexican-American War (1846-1848)

Main ArticleFirst Mexican-American War (1846-1848)

Slavery Issues (1849-1860)

Civil War (1861-1865)

Main ArticleAmerican Civil War (1861-1865)

Reconstruction (1865-1873)

Second Mexican-American War (1877-1879)

Main ArticleSecond Mexican-American War (1877-1879)

Rise to World Power (1879-1918)

World War I (1914-1918)

Main ArticleWorld War I (1914-1918)

Inter-war period (1918-1941)

World War II (1941-1946)

Main ArticleWorld War II (1938-1946)

Cold War (1948-1991)

Main ArticleCold War (1948-1991)

Korean War (1950-1952)

Main Article: Korean War (1950-1952)

Domestic Changes (1952-1980)

Second Indochina War (1955-1970)

Main ArticleSecond Indochina War (1955-1970)

Indonesian War (1972-1979)

Main ArticleIndonesian War (1972-1979)

End of the Cold War (1991)

Modern Times (1991-Present)

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