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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.

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If youre reading this then I havent written down the history yet.
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Van-Dunkelschreiber Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
can't wait for its story
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is actually a lil on the old side, so the story has changed a bit, as had the map, but I haven't finished the new one 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?
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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.
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DrCowAndrewBloodie Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student Artist
Twalty's capital is like speaking Asturias
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
*Twality

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.
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bruiser128 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Awesome.
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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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 upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia… .

Do you think this is more than a coincidence?

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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.
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