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USA, 2034-2058 - GA timeline by Neethis USA, 2034-2058 - GA timeline by Neethis
The United States of my Golden Age timeline, showing it from it's greatest extent of 56 states in the 2030's, through it's transformation to the United Commonwealths in the 40's and 50's, and it's eventual dissolution upon creation of the Confederated Nations Alliance.
Trying out the Wiki-ish style, as inspired by :iconynot1989:'s "A Different Revolution" maps.

Questions welcome as always :)


EDIT: A further explanation of the situation presented in the maps :)

"The point of the Commonwealths was less about political and cultural unions, and more about economics, the idea being that "stronger" states would help "weaker" states only if they were politically united with them, as opposed to being seperate but federally-bound entities - Virginia and Carolina helping their former neighbours to the west, New Jersey helping the bloated and socially crippled New York, California being divided to split it's enormous wealth (funded by this time mainly through biotechnologies) and break its monopoly, Rio Grande and Texas uniting to pool their respective energy and space industries... After the initial success of the Commonwealths, it was clear that the remaining states would be left behind both economically and politically if staying simply federalised, thus why the remaining states were organised into new Commonwealths, primarily on an economic basis to create economies that could compete with the already existing Commonwealths. Some of the new Commonwealths created were, as a result, culturally or politically diverse, and in turn were vastly different from each other. Rather than drawing the nation together, the diverging economic, political and social environments within the Commonwealths is commonly thought to have led directly to the eventual dissolution of the federation, to be replaced by the confederal arrangement sought by the newly independent and individual Commonwealths, eventually resulting in the Confederated Nations Alliance."
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supermanfan01 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
I don't like how you've given us to the Canadians, but otherwise, it seems pretty interesting.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Why do the first 3 maps look like something out of the Fallout backstory (with Mexico rather than Canada being invaded)?
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Neethis Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
:P well I am a fan of the Fallout series and lore, but the Commonwealth concept is built on the laws governing the existing US Insular Areas.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Sounds about right.

Though I'm also imagining the US as having a 1950s aesthetic.
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1woof1 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
I feel so much safer knowing that I will belong to the kingdom of Canada in the end.
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DJaked Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
How come Oklahoma is part of Louisiana? It's much much geographically, socially, and politically similar to Texas. I'm just curious as to why that happened in this time line.
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Neethis Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
I've posted an Edit in the image description, hopefully that helps explain a bit more. Thanks for the question :)
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Alohasoy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
I'm a little confused by the shuffling of the Southern states in this. Aren't Kentucky and Tennessee much more similar to one another and to the "deep south" like Alabama/Mississippi politically and culturally than they are to Virginia and the Carolinas? Plus Florida (state) by that point would be largely Hispanic, as opposed to black-and-white Mississippi and Alabama.

But I do really like the style of this map, and the interesting ACT idea. Thanks!
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Neethis Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
I tried writing a reply, but it got too long, so I've posted an Edit in the image description :D Hope that answers some questions.

And no, thank you for the compliments and the fave :)
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Alohasoy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Thanks for the clarification, that makes a lot more sense. Keep up the awesome work! :)
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