Okay, back to the maps. Heres the map of North America anyone who reads my journal would've known about
This map is set in the modern day - to
day, if you will...
I decided to call this timeline "Butterfly Hurricane" - anyone who deals with alternate histories, and probably many other people, will understand the reference
Basically, the South won the war
In 1866, the Union surrendered, crushed under the weigh of southern arms and New Englandic rebellion, as well as continued pressure from Britain and France to acknowledge the Confederacy's independance. The Treaty of Atlanta was signed the following year, a disgraced President Abraham Lincoln having to effectively sign the future of the U.S.A. away; the Union was forced to recognise the independance of the Confederacy, New England, and California, as well as having to surrender all territorial claims to the midwest until they could achieve a greater "colonial" population in the area.
In the following years, Britain launched a full scale exploration and colonisation of the midwest themselves (the area later rebelled, along with other colonies, and once independent formed the Republic of Dakhota), and Texas decided to cede from the Confederacy, due to the Confederacy's hostile relations with Mexico. Texan Confederates believed that a peaceful future with their "neighbour to the south", would secure them against their "neighbour to the north", and thus decided to cede from the Confederacy to protect their own interests. After a short and bloody civil war in which the European powers mostly sided with Texas, the Austin Agreement was signed, acknowledging Texan independance, but giving some Texan lands back to the Confederacy.
The Confederacy had already bought Cuba, Jamaica, and the Bahamas in previous years, and now Texas purchased Sonora, Chihauhau, and Baja from a cash-strapped Mexico, incorporating them as new states, and really securing their nation as a major power on the continent. With California still driving east and south at this time, war was inevitable... following a long period of strained relations, the War of Republics lasted from 1897 to 1914, when the outbreak of WW1 saw the two Republics come to a peace accord in the face of a greater threat overseas.
At some point ill actually write up the full timeline - not sure if I'll post it all, but it'll give me more to work with in the descriptions for the other maps to come ^ ^