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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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:iconsupermanfan01:
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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:iconmdc01957:
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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:iconneethis:
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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:iconmdc01957:
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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:icon1woof1:
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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:icondjaked:
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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:iconneethis:
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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:iconalohasoy:
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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:iconneethis:
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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:iconalohasoy:
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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:iconneethis:
Neethis Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
I'll try ;) lol
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:iconvaipabg:
vaipaBG Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it !Nice and creative :)
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:iconneethis:
Neethis Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Thanks :D
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:iconstrange-familiar:
strange-familiar Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
ohioan superstate o/o/o/
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:iconstrange-familiar:
strange-familiar Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
D:< Maryland getting subsumed into D.C. makes me rage though.
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:icondoctor-orgasmo:
Doctor-Orgasmo Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010   Writer
I'm pretty sure that the Texans would be pretty darn pissed having their former home state renamed after a former Mexican state.
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:iconstrange-familiar:
strange-familiar Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
dratted mexicans

taking are jerbs and wite wimmens
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:iconneethis:
Neethis Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
By this point most of Texas' population is hispanic in origin, and the relationship between the US and the succesor of Mexico, the puppet-state of Aztlan, is one of an older sibling looking out for a younger one, having guided it through the Cartel Wars. That said, there are certainly those who have problems with it, even those who would like to see the Lone Star flag flying over an independant Texan Republic again... ;)


Oh, thanks for the fave :D
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:icondoctor-orgasmo:
Doctor-Orgasmo Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010   Writer
So where have all the Texans went now?
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:iconneethis:
Neethis Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Its not that the Texans went away, just that Mexicans and latinos moved in :) the population of the continental US by the 2040's is over half a billion; a lot of this increase is due to migration from latin-american and african countries, devestated by poor leadership under communist juntas and numerous civil wars. The US of this 21st century has a much freer immigration policy too, taking in the world's poor, unwashed and displaced with little hassle or demands; while it has helped America's national image after the last half of the 20th century, it also eventually fueled the civil unrest and economic disparity which led to the creation of the Commonwealths, and arguably the eventual dissolution of the union.
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:icondooseldorf:
Dooseldorf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
You know I was just thinking about this too.
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:icondooseldorf:
Dooseldorf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Oooh. Commonwealth of Ohio. Just keeps getting better.
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:iconneethis:
Neethis Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
It's named after the river, rather than the state, but still... :D
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:icondooseldorf:
Dooseldorf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Figured as much as I looked at the map a little more lol. Still I'd have figured they would have moved away from the old state names in areas that still use them.
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:iconneethis:
Neethis Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
A lot of those Commonwealths which share names with States do so due to being named after geographic or traditional locations, like Florida, Ohio, Rio Grande etc... others like New York or Virginia are named for their historic names, or else for their dominant components.
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:icondooseldorf:
Dooseldorf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
lol well I'm satisfied. Have you considered doing a map showing post-CNA America?
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:iconneethis:
Neethis Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
I may do just that, or show the collapse of the CNA :D
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