A map of the United States of America from my UPCA Universe. Took me weeks just to finish this map because I was to lazy to work on it for more than an hour at a time. Procrastination. Bleh!
Anyway, my next map in this universe will either be of Canada, something in South America, or Japan. Which do you guys thing I should do first?
A lil bit of history to go with this
-After Texas allies with Central America against Mexico, US President James K. Polk is forced by public opinion to push for the annexation of the entire Oregon Country. To avoid war with Great Britain for the 2nd time in 50 years, Pres. Polk agrees on a much more pro American compromise, where as the USA annexes mainland Oregon Country up to the 52 degree north and Britain gets to keep the island of Vancouver, which becomes the Colony of Vancouver.
-The Fraser Gold Rush attracts thounsands to the west, including Vancouver, and the American population increases considerably, bringing wealth and development to both Fort Vancouver on the mainland and Fort Victoria on Vancouver Island. Vancouver's popullation becomes predominantly American and little measures are taken by the British to limit interactions between Vancouver and the USA. Vancouver's economy becomes dependent on American trade.
-After the American Civil War breaks out when it becomes obvious that Free states will vastly outnumber the Slave states, many from the north fear that Texas will side with the south and pull Central America and its new found European allies with it. Texas stays neutral, only giving support for the south in the form of words, not weapons. The south is defeated after a few years of bloody warfare, and many push for a harsh punishment for the southern states. In the end, three new states, Allegheny, Franklin, and West Florida are created as centers for southern reconstruction and the introduction of emancipated slaves to free lives.
-After the Crimean War, Russia sells Alaska to Great Britain to avoid losing it for less in some future conflict. In 1867, British North America starts to unite as the Confederation of Canada, pushing for unification from the Atlantic to the Pacific. In 1871, when the British are pushing for Vancouver to join the confederation, they are shocked to find their colony in an economic depression brought on by the end of the Fraser Gold Rush. The remaining industries are controlled or dependent on the USA for survival. After the British push too hard for Vancouver, which has a large American majority, to join Canada, the island declares its independence as the Republic of Vancouver Island. With few assets to support itself, and deeply in debt to the USA, the island is annexed in 1873 after only 2 years of independence. The USA starts the process of rejuvinating Vancouver's economy.
-In Britain, while some are outraged by Vancouver's "Treachery", many think it best to rid the empire of the island which was "no longer British" and in economic downfall. Attention was turned towards the development of the Territory of Yukon, previously Alaska, and in making precautions to avoid losing the region to the Americans sometime in the future.