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Western Democracy by DaFreak47 Western Democracy by DaFreak47
So Ive had "mappers block" for over a month now and this is what I decided to do. Plenty of people use the idea of the Republic of California and the Republic of Oregon/Cascadia, but my map is a bit different. It took me a while to make this map and Im still not completely satisfied with it but here it is.


If youre reading this then I havent written down the history yet.
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NomadicSky Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
it's different indeed, and fantastic. I'd like to know how they got Alaska... and does canada have a usesless pacific coastline that's tiny here?
DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
In this map, they purchase Alaska from Russia after the American Civil War, but I've since rethought the scenario and believe that Britain would have purchased Alaska to give BNA a larger coastline. And yes, in this scenario Canada has a tiny useless coastline.
DrCowAndrewBloodie Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student Artist
Twalty's capital is like speaking Asturias
DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist

Astoria was a western fort built by the Astors, a wealthy family in the east that hired fur traders to hunt beavers in the Oregon Country.
bruiser128 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
bruiser128 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Your welcome!^^

But seeing the map you made got me thinking of the Cascadia independence movement, and
 how geographically similar it looks to Russia's colonial claims in north america… .

Do you think this is more than a coincidence?

DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's not a coincidence, but they're not really related. When the Russian's explored the American northwest, they laid claim to the coast and sometimes all the way to the continental divide. The Cascadian independence movement claims much of the lands west of the continental divide as well with geographic boundaries in the north and south. Although they encompass much of the same land, the Cascadian independence movement is not in any way caused by Russia's claims, but rather they are shaped by natural features in the region.
bruiser128 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Bu it is an interesting idea to think about what a republic of the
Pacific would have looked like.

The only ways I can see this having becoming true is either 
Russia solidify it's claims in north America, OR the Oregon boundary
dispute ending with Oregon county becoming an independent 
from both Britain and the United States.

Sereniama Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Idea: Make a Soviet Union with Alaska, then dissolve it along with Alaska :D
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