posted on Jan, 3 2014 @ 09:41 AM
(I couldn't decide where to put this thread, so MODS, please move it to where you think it should go.)
File this under fictional geography or alternate history. How would the country have shaped up if statehood proposals had become reality?
We’d have a map of 124 states, according to Andrew Shears, an academic geographer at Mansfield University, Tioga County, whose invention is wending
its way around the Internet again this week.
Here is the map of what it would look like:
Let's start at the beginning, with states entering the union by ratifying the Constitution.
Event: States of Boston, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Connecticut, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North
Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Westylvania, Westmoreland ratify the new U.S. Constitution as the first 17 states of the United
States of America.
Differences from Timeline Alpha: Obviously, the states of Boston, New Connecticut, Westylvania and Westmoreland are unfamiliar characters showing up
in Timeline X.
Boston - never merged with colony of Massachusetts, admitted as separate state.
New Connecticut - Upon the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Grafton County seceded from New Hampshire to form the independent state of New
Connecticut. This state ratified the Constitution to remain a separate state in the new union.
Westmoreland and Westylvania - Carved out by independently minded frontier settlers from territory post-Declaration that had been part of Pennsylvania
and Virginia, the states ratified the Constitution separately to join the new union. Note: Westylvania maintained status as a "slave state" until
the Civil War.
the original article here.