How It Could Happen / Twilight’s Last Gleaming

From John Michael Greer’s “How It Could Happen” (the web version), we’ve got the Republic of New England, a smaller thirteen state America (with the District of Columbia becoming the newest small state), Confederacy 2.0, and California, Texas, and Florida going their own ways; from his blog, it was unclear on how the western states would go; might they form up to be something like the Allied States of America, from the Jericho map, minus Texas and California?   It was unclear how some states went (for the smaller America; Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. makes 14; perhaps Virginia joined Dixie 2.0?  The quote from How It Could Happen, Part 5 gives:

The senator filled him in.  “We’ve been at the Senate Office Building on the phones with the states all morning. The seven eastern states that voted against ratification are in. So are Ohio and Delaware—they called off their conventions once Nebraska made it moot. New Jersey only ratified because of Trenton; they want in, and Kentucky talked it over and decided they’d rather be with us than with the South… …marking off twelve states across the eastern core of the continent:  from New York and the mid-Atlantic westward through Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky to Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin, linking the Atlantic, the Great Lakes, and the upper Mississippi.  It was, Bridgeport realized, a viable nation.


The original map above was slightly incorrect; I think this is the correct modified one (there should be 13 states in the ‘new’ United States of America):

  1. Wisconsin
  2. Illinois
  3. Indiana
  4. Ohio
  5. Michigan
  6. Kentucky
  7. West Virginia
  8. Pennsylvania
  9. Delaware
  10. Maryland
  11. New York
  12. New Jersey
  13. District of Columbia (now, perhaps just ‘Columbia’)






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