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Proud to be a Texan by DaFreak47 Proud to be a Texan by DaFreak47
My country of birth and the greatest place on Earth! :D :D :D

I felt very nationalistic (its a word!..maybe) this weekened. Felt like making a map of my home state with two separate PODs. One where its resisted war with Mexico and annexation by the USA in the 1840s and one where during the Civil War the CSA had more success in the western territories and Texas got out the other side almost unscathed - the CSA won but eventually broke down due to economic hardship and a weak central government unable to stop the states from fighting with each other.
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Lightwolf236 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Texas is okay I guess
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
*Texas is the best I know
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TheTexasRanger Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Ubisoft should make an Assassins Creed game that takes place in the old west more specifically Texas it would be a awesome ad on we're you can laso enemies and carry a shotgun or revolver.
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
He could be a half Camanche, half Georgia decended Anglo-Texan who tries to mend the gap between his two waring peoples, while the Mexican army is constantly invading southern Texas and the USA still isnt sure what to do.
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TheTexasRanger Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
I am glad that I live in Texas it IS the best place on Earth.
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Amen brotha!!!
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nnnn11112 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
i loved the republic of texas. its sad too see that we had to give up territory.
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NomadicSky Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Looks like that Texas regained enough territory to compensate for losses taken from them, different land but still...
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah. Viva la Texas!
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nnnn11112 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Texas was awesome! damn you muricans! ;~;
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
CORRECTION: Texas "is" awesome
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nnnn11112 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Yes it is
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TomBombardier Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Resisted? They only got all that land because they and their Yankee friends crossed the Mexican border. Heck, the US not only tripled their land, they gave some of their own in the east to Texas. Come to think of it, wasn't Texas the one trying to join to US?
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yes, resisted.

Texas claimed all land "north of the Rio Grande". The USA had no part in that decision. The border was decided almost 10 years before the US military became heavily involved (excluding supplies and loans). The bold border claim was actually a point of conflict between Texas and the USA, with the USA mostly unwilling to back up Texas on its claims.

When the USA finally annexed Texas (after 10 freaking years) they backed up their land claim and then offered to purchase Nuevo Mexico and Alta California from Mexico... and then the Mexican-American War started.

"they gave some of their own land in the east to Texas"... WTF. Im sorry but thats some bs, not sure where you heard that from. After annexation, Texas was cut in half and the rest of the land was sold to the federal government, but we deffinetly didnt gain any land after annexation...

When it comes to public opinion about annexation to the USA, Texas citizens were evenly split between nationalist (led by Lamar and in favor of independence and the extinction/expulsion of the Comanche indian tribe from Texas) and 'conservatives' (led by Houston in favor of annexation and peace with the Comanches). The two parties vied for power for 10 years and their failures to expel/make peace with the Comanches, stop indian raids, pay debts, and defend themselves from Mexican invasions, resulted in public opinion to go in favor of annexation to the USA.

In this timeline, Houston was able to convince Lamar, early on, that peace with the Comanche was beneficial, they recieved a loan from France, and a peace was established with Mexico with mediation from France and Great Britain.

Sorry for the long comment, always like to get thoughts out :)
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CheeseburgerTom Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
The US took a vast chunk of land in New Mexico that should have been part of the state of Texas by the treaty of annexation between Texas and the US.
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Actually it was the Compromise of 1850. At the time when Texas first became a state of the Union, it had all the lands it claimed north of the Rio Grande. It was only because its' claims stretched far north of the Missouri Compromise and Texas' inability to pay its outstanding debt that the federal government confiscated the New Mexico Territory north of the newly created town of El Paso and only barely allowed the state to keep its pan handle.
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I believe he meant the Sabine River border and such, but that was while Texas was still called Tejas y Coahuila.
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah I thought so, but the 'matter-of-fact' way he said it pissed by off a lil bit
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Goliath-Maps Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
The one on the right I'm unfamiliar with....
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The POD is that early in the American Civil War the CSA was able to defend the Confederate Indian Territory and Arizona Territory and in doing so kept Union forces from entering and ransacking the state of Texas. Later, when the CSA finally won its independence from the USA, its collapsed in on itself.
Both of the territories had seen a lot of fighting and were tied closely to Texas (due to their location and governments) and when Texas seceeded to escape the chaos they when along with it
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Goliath-Maps Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Ah-so its not really historical.
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
If by "not really historical" you mean that there never was a Republic of Texas of that exact shape and history, then yes. But its based off of actual historical events and is historically correct
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Goliath-Maps Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
That is what I meant.
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The one on the left isnt technically real since it didnt survive long enough to develop a federal form with states
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Goliath-Maps Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Ahh...should've known that...
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zalezsky Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love this
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Texas and Canada must unite to create a more perfect world! :D ;)
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GibbleGarp Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Please make a map scenario of this! I BEG YOU!
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Of Texas and Canada uniting?
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GibbleGarp Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Yes!
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You have any ideas about how that would happen?
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GibbleGarp Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Sadly no, but when I do think up of an idea, I'll tell you.
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You do that
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zalezsky Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahahaha indeed!
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Icyton Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Be proud to be Texan, don't let anybody tell you not to be proud to be Texan!
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sadly, many of my peers have no love for Texas :( Probably because their parents immigrated here from the northern states.
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