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Fredonian Republics REBOOT (iPad Idea #12) by DaFreak47 Fredonian Republics REBOOT (iPad Idea #12) by DaFreak47
I am testing the boundary of how much I can accomplish using my iPad. I didn't do a whole lot of research so the background is pretty sketchy.

-The Battle of Saratoga ends in defeat for the Continental Army and the French end their unofficial support for the revolution. Within a few years, all major cities in the 13 Colonies were occupied by the British and the American forces were unable to match them in numbers or ammunition.

-In a final attempt to conserve liberty, Washington and the Founding Fathers called for the mass migration of all rebel forces, family members, and sympathizers into the wilderness across the Appalachian Mountains to escape King George's tyranny. They bring as much food, supplies, guns, and live stock as they can at one time. As much as 60% of the population of the east coast departed in numbers too large for the British to stop.

-Rebel forces from the southern colonies of Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia settled in the Appalachian Mountains. To bring harmony to the chaos, military leaders met in Boonesborough to establish a government capable of organizing a civilian army and fending off continued British incursions. After numerous British attacks, the seat of government was moved to Frank's Ford, farther away from the British border.

-Rebel forces from the middle colonies of Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey settled in the Ohio Valley. Rebel forces from the northern colonies of New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire settled in the Ontario region. Being followed by British forces, leaders from both groups met in Detroit, a growing frontier town between the both of them. The town grew quickly and was renamed Washington in honor of the general, who also happened to be a influential leader and mediator with his kinsmen in the Appalachians.  

-Although the British Empire never officially recognized the independence of the republics, the cost of fighting a guerrilla war in unknown,mountainous terrain with defenseless supply lines and a hostile population proved too much. A border was established and and troops were pulled out of the majority of forts within their territory.

-On half a dozen occasions the British invaded the republic, a couple times even succeeding in annexing them, but after every attempt the population would rise up again and expel the British forces.



AMERICAN REPUBLIC (TRANS-OHIO)
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Capital: Washington City (Detroit)

Largest City: Chicago

Demonym: American, Transohian

Economy: Fur trading is the most lucrative business, but hunting, farming, and mining are also common. Smuggling is very common as manufactured goods are sneaked across the Pennsylvania border by sympathetic Tory merchants and down the St. Lawrence River by rebellious Quebecois. The majority of weapons and ammunition are smuggled across the Mississippi River by Spanish merchants in New Spain who trade them for furs. St. Louis, Pittsburgh, and Montreal are major cities for smuggling and fur trade.

Government: Despite its federal system, there is a strong national government and little autonomy among the states. The executive is called the Consul and serves unlimited 5 years terms.

Population: 45% English   10% Scottish   15% Irish   25% German   5% Native Americam

States: Washington (Chillicothe), Saratoga (Saratogapolis), Polypotamia (Kaskaskia), Miamia (Fort Wayne), Illinoia (Chicago), Michigania (Fitchburg), Sylvania (Sault St. Marie), Huronia (Saginaw), Superior (North Sault), and Ontario (Yorksborough)

Extra Notes:
-Although called the American Republic, its inhabitants have come to refer to the country as "Transohio" to separate themselves from the Americans that settled in the Appalachians, who they see as less civilized and less democratic.
-Most of the country's trade relies on its connection to the St. Lawrence and Mississippi Rivers.



APPALACHIAN FREE STATE
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Capital: Frank's Ford (Fankfurt)

Largest City: Boonesborough

Demonym: Appalachian, Boone

Economy: Fur trading is the most lucrative business, but hunting, farming, and mining are also common. Smuggling is very common as manufactured goods are sneaked across the Virginian and North Carolinian borders by sympathetic Tory merchants and Native American traders.  The majority of weapons and ammunition are brought across the Ohio River from its ally the American Republic. There is free trade between Appalachia and Trans-Ohio so that Appalachia is not isolated from Spanish trade along the Mississippi River.

Government: Its federal system of government ensures that the states have the ultimate say in government and act autonomously from the weak central government. The governments in Frank's Ford only has power over the military and placing taxes to sustain the military. The executive is called the consul, who also serves as the head of war, and serves lifetime terms unless impeached by the states.

Population: 35% English   20%% Scottish   30% Irish   13% German   2% Native American

States: Vandalia (Randolph), Franklin/Frankland (Greeneville), Transylvania (Boonesborough), and Tennessee (Murfreesboro)

Extra Notes: 
-Vandalia and Transylvania are mostly populated by Virginians and Marylanders who distinguish themselves from the Carolinians and Georgians who settled in Franklin and Tennessee.
-Tennessee and Franklin are always being raided by Cherokee and Chickasaw warriors supplied by the British. The Cherokee are especially vicious due to the fact that Appalachia took over 80% of their land.



 
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NomadicSky Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
wow just wow. I'd like to see the final outcome of this world, I think this one actually exist in a parallel universe.
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NomadicSky Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Australia might well end up Dutch or divided between them and the French.
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thats my hope! I really like the idea, although I haven't put any thought into what's happening elsewhere in the world.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
My guess is that Ben Franklin's supporters decided to make a new country for themselves?
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Not exactly. I just wrote a description.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Well, I'll just check it out then. ^^;
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Do that and tell me what you think I need to fix
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Hmm…

Well, it might be better to flesh out more details about the two American factions. As well as perhaps the still British parts of NA.
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Liiiiiike what kind of details. I'm at a loss.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Even a short description of sort on life in British North America or something.
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