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United States of Franco-America Revamped by DaFreak47 United States of Franco-America Revamped by DaFreak47
Since Ive had a bad case of artist block these past few weeks, I decided to do a warm up by revamping my earlier USFA map. I liked the concept, but it looked like crap. I tried some new stuff that Ive never tried before, so sorry if it looks a bit strange and your welcome if you like it.

I included some new stuff, which include

-The individual states(didnt put to much effort into state names. sorry)
-The incorporation of French Guiana and the Lesser Antilles
-The Republic of West Florida
-and etc.

Made one major mistake which I caught way to late. I put "Domain of Aztlan" when I meant "Dominion of Aztlan. Eh, no biggy.

Due to some confusion, Ive decided to include the history from my earlier map. I just copied and pasted so there MIGHT be some stuff thats incorrect. Here you go...
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1747-1753- French expeditions into the previously claimed Ohio Valley discovered that the local natives were trading with and favoring the British in the east over French traders in the New France(Quebec) and along the Mississippi River(Louisiana). They warned the local Indian nations to stop trading with the British or face dire consequences in the near future. When their warnings were ignored, and British trading companies in Virginia and Pennsylvania began creating settlements in the Ohio Valley, the French sent the colonial militia to kill the native leader and build forts along the local rivers. They did, and they forced British settlers and traders out of the valley.
1754- The Ohio Company of Virginia sent the young Major George Washington (21) of the Virginia Militia to construct a fort of their own in the Ohio Valley and reclaim the land and protect British investments in Ohio. After the fort was constructed, Major Washington warned the local French leader that the land belonged to the British and they needed to leave. His warning was ignored. On May 28, Washington and his men ambushed a French scouting party, without orders from his British higher-ups. George Washington’s attack, at the Battle of Jumonville Glen, is considered the beginning of the French & Indian War (Seven Years War).
1755-1762- War between British colonist in the south and French colonist in the north, along with French colonist in Acadia against British colonist in Nova Scotia, consumed the northeast portion of the North American continent. The campaigns were slow and harsh and the war was very unpopular, both in America and in Europe. On May 18, 1756, Britain formally declared war on France, and war broke out in Europe and parts of Africa. By 1760, fighting in North America had stopped, but it continued in Europe.
1762- On February 10, 1763, the Treaty of Paris officially ended the French and Indian War, with Great Britain as the victor. The French relinquished Canada and its claims to Ohio to the British, and Louisiana to Spain, who aided them against the British. The French colonists were allowed to keep their French language, culture, and practice of Catholicism, in exchange for not rebelling against their new British rulers (occupiers). Many French settlers migrated to New Orleans (Louisiana) or Saint-Domingue (Haiti), in order to escape British rule. To counter this mass migration, the British declared the Ohio Valley as being a territory of Canada, instead of the southern colonies. British colonists in the southern colonies were outraged by this, and increasing taxes on exports and occupation by British militia spurred on harsh feelings toward the motherland.

1775-1783- In response to British taxes and military occupation, the southern British colonies declared themselves independent from Great Britain, and took on the name “United States of America”. At first, British forces crushed the rebellion. But then, with their first victory, the USA was able to convince France, their former enemy, to alley with them against Great Britain. On December 26, 1778, French settlers in Quebec rebelled against their British occupiers, calling out to newly arrived French forces in the USA to aid them in their fight for freedom. Now fighting in both Canada and America, also against the French, British forces were defeated in Yorktown, Virginia. The United States of America was formally recognized as an independent state. The British ceded their lands in the Appalachian Mountains to the USA and the Ohio Valley to the new government in Quebec. The French settlers were meet with a hard decision. They were invited by the Americans to become the 14th state of the USA, but turned it down. They were then invited by the French Crown to become a North American province of France once again, but turned it down as well in favor of independence. On June 2, 1785, they created the Republic of Quebec, allied to the USA and France.
1787- Border disputes between Virginia and Pennsylvania broke out into civil war in the young USA. The weak central government was unable to stop the fighting and other wars soon broke out across the nation (Virginia vs. Pennsylvania, Maryland, & Delaware ; New York vs. (newly independent) Republic of Vermont & New Jersey ; Massachusetts vs. New Hampshire, Rhode Island, & Connecticut ; North & South Carolina vs. Georgia). By 1800, the nation had been thoroughly balkanized with 5 new nations left standing (Conf. of the Carolinas, Rep. of Virginia, Rep. of Pennsylvania, Free State of New York, and the Union of Massachusetts). The Republic of Vermont was annexed to the Rep. of Quebec to avoid defeat and annexation by New York.
1789- The French peasants revolted against the French crown in the French Revolution. Quebecois supported the rebellion, and sent militia to aid in the overthrow of the monarchy. When the revolution was finished, and Napoleon Bonaparte took control of France, good relations between the two nations increased.
1800- France was ceded Louisiana back from Spain, and the fur and sugar cane trade from New Orleans and Saint-Domingue was revived, until the “Haitian” slaves laboring there rebelled against the local plantation owners. French naval forces were unable to completely retake the island and the slaves won their independence.
1803- With no base to organize Caribbean trade from the Mississippi River in Louisiana, the French leader, Napoleon Bonaparte, no longer had a use for French Louisiana, especially during his war in Europe. He began looking for potential buyers. He would not sell it to any of the American states, who he did not trust would/could pay for it, and he refused to sell it to Spain or Great Britain. That left one obvious choice. He ceded Louisiana to the Republic of Quebec and invited them to deal with Haiti themselves.
-French settlers in Louisiana refused to fully accept Quebecois control unless two demands were meet. 1). The name of the country must change to encompass all citizens.- The name was changed to the United States of Franco-America, in honor of their fallen alley, and to reinforced united French heritage.
2). They must make an attempt to retake Haiti by peaceful means in order to preserve French heritage in the Americas and increase Caribbean trade.- Peaceful negotiations ended with the annexation of Haiti and the abolishment of slavery in Franco-America.
-Today, the French culture and language is still strong in North America
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:iconthevictorianamerican:
Well, better start learning French.
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:iconcanadakid97:
Canadakid97 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Hey I really love this map! Check out my version similar to yours but with the entire continent: canadakid97.deviantart.com/art…
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:icondafreak47:
DaFreak47 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'm honored for the credit. Have you seen my newer version of this map? I never finished it, but its more realistic. If you wanted to make another version of your map where the British never beat the French in the 7 Years War, then I would definitely advise looking up "North America Watershed Map" on Google. That's my go-to map. You could make the border between the USA and Canada the exact path of the Appalachian mountains and literally all of the land that drain into the Mississippi River. 
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Canadakid97 Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
tommorow it is possible that i will complete the French NorthAmerica map . so as of today or tommorow feel free to give some compliments on what is needed on the map.
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derp5578978new Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Now that would be some country...
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:icondafreak47:
DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oui oui
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:iconacrnavy:
Acrnavy Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
Beautiful, a bit sad to think that I might've been considered from Michigan though.
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:icondafreak47:
DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks. I'm guessing Chicago, or somewhere reasonably close? Really I'd much rather have the name "Michigan" refer to the land west of Lake Michigan, rather than east of it. It would have made more sense.
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:iconacrnavy:
Acrnavy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
Indeed, I live in Chicagoland. I only prefer Illinois as the name over Michigan due mainly for historical reasons; as Illinois' role in American history makes the name much more memorable. However, it does make much sense. 
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:icondafreak47:
DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I think that Chicago (and the rest of Illinois) should keep its name. When I say "west of Lake Michigan", I'm thinking of Wisconsin. 
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:iconacrnavy:
Acrnavy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
Fair point, besides Illinois wasn't intended to even border the lake originally. I could very well see Wisconsin being given the name Michigan. 
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:icondafreak47:
DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Erie, Huron, or Saginaw would have been more accurate.
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Adri34 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
What looks like the flag ?
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:icondafreak47:
DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
No clue. I don't particularly enjoy making maps personally.
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:icontheyaoicritic:
TheYaoiCritic Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It looks like a chicken 
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:icondafreak47:
DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I can see the body but not the head. 
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:icontheyaoicritic:
TheYaoiCritic Featured By Owner Edited Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It has a huge, misshapen head comprised of Quebec and such. 
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That's one messed up chicken... like the ones McDonald's uses :D
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kowaiisugarmuffin Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Missouria is in the wrong place to be called Missouria. Missouri means "The people with the big canoes" in the language of the tribes that lived there.
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:icondafreak47:
DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Of course this map is old and I'd be less likely to name anyplace "MissouriA" now, since the Missouri River runs through many more places than the OTL state, the name is often applied to states farther west than OTL. 
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ramones1986 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Were's the métis?
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:icondafreak47:
DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Still in Assiniboia/Manitoba. In a newer version of the map, the Columbia District, North West Territory, Alaska, and Rupertsland are all united in a Confederation of New Caledonia, a parallel of OTL Canada that has its white settlement origins and confederation spreading from west to east, starting in OTL Oregon and British Columbia. 
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:iconnomadicsky:
NomadicSky Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
That's an interesting idea, and most unique.
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:icondafreak47:
DaFreak47 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, although this map is an older version.
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:iconkingwillhamii:
KingWillhamII Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Franco-Mississippi in the north?! God help them.
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:icondafreak47:
DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That incredible huh?
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:iconkingwillhamii:
KingWillhamII Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Well it's new.
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greenhuntingcat Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Intersting alternative timeline.
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:iconmorbiusx33:
morbiusx33 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Yuck. U.S.F.A.? Perish the thought!
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:icondafreak47:
DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Its now the U.Q.S.
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Caulaincourt Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
I don't get why Ontario is split more than Quebec.

For future reference:
- A correction to the comment below: St. Lawrence should be called Gaspésie, not Gaspé (that is a city).
- New Brunswick was only created by the British after the American Revolution.
-If the provinces east of Quebec became French, they would likely be united in order to weaken the English colonists in Nova Scotia, likely under the name of Acadia.
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:icondafreak47:
DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist

Ive already made a new version of this map.

 

These changes should appease your sense of correction:

-In the new map, Quebec is split into Quebec, Saguenay, and Cote Nord.

-Since Gaspésie is French for Gaspesia, I'll take your correction into serious consideration, but Gaspe isn't necessarily incorrect because the peninsula is also unofficially called The Gaspe, and with a POD in the 1770's modern names can change.

-In the new map, Sunbury county was partitioned from Nova Scotia after the AR and the Quebecois state of Acadia was created to isolate British settlers in the east.

- OTL Prince Edward Island is a part of Nova Scotia.

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:iconcaulaincourt:
Caulaincourt Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
All right. It's difficult to convey tone in text so I hope you didn't take offense (not that you've implied you did). As a fan of the history of New France I was only trying to help.
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:icondafreak47:
DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No Ive actually requested advice and help on the newer map because I only posted the unfinished version. But seeing such advice on this map isnt exactly helpful. If you want to, the other map still needs help.
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AlienSquid Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
The "St. Lawrence" State should be called "Gaspé" as the term 'The Gaspé' is used by the locals for the area. It's an area of Québec that has quite a different history and culture, it probably should be it's own province within Canada.

Just a suggestion to help with authenticity.
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:icondafreak47:
DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks. I dont know this stuff unless until someone tells me :) You almost certainly see that in another map
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Spiritswriter123 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
C'est Vrai, It's True
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Might help to give both French names to the territories as well as a modern profile for the country.
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:icondafreak47:
DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I completely agree!! If only I knew French...
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
There's always Google Translate. :XD:
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:icondafreak47:
DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
But oh the syntax :/
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
There are some other online translators out there. :)
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:icondafreak47:
DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
such as???
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Try babelfish.
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:iconkyuzoaoi:
kyuzoaoi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student Artist
Vive le Canada!

Was it also called New france?
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:icondafreak47:
DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I just noticed that I didnt answer your question... It was called New France, but not so much after it was taken by the British.
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:icondafreak47:
DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:)
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Willdabeast-0305 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I LOVE alternate histories, and this in particular looks great! I bet it was either really fun doing the research for this and putting it all together, or it was a total drag : )
I've been writing a story that takes place in an alternate history America, but it'll still be some time before it sees the light of day...
I'm looking forward to reading about all this, even though that's time I should be spending on my own research. Oh well!

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:icondafreak47:
DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It was mucho fun :)
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firelord-zuko Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Looks very nice ... I assume it's a sort of reverse Canada (French dominant, English minority) regarding language policy? I notice some very English names in the Maritimes ...
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