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US States names and shapes: What would you change?

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Your opinion on US States?

1: They're just fine
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2: Some changes could be made
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3: They're horrific
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4: No opinion/why is this even a matter of discussion?
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Total votes : 175

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Postby Cekoviu » Sat May 16, 2020 5:29 pm

Grahnol wrote:...All the names of the states are perfectly fine although this is coming from someone who doesn't have much knowledge in alternative state names.

I mean, we definitely need to rename Utah to Deseret.
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Postby Torisakia » Sat May 16, 2020 5:38 pm

Get rid of Alabama and divide it up between Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida. Then at least some parts of Alabama would be useful.
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Postby Albrenia » Sat May 16, 2020 6:39 pm

Rename all of the states to generic nicknames. Like the state of Bob, Hank, Annie and Dick.

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Postby La Paz de Los Ricos » Sat May 16, 2020 7:00 pm

Grahnol wrote:Every single US state west of MIMAL should have their borders redrawn because I hate how most borders west of MIMAL are all straight up just straight lines and it looks really ugly to me. Not exactly saying I would get rid of all of them but I would get rid of as many as it is sensible in a way that looks pretty on the map.

States east of MIMAL aren't spared though. Seriously what is up with Tennessee? Pennsylvania and Mississippi too what the hell? Virginia is somewhat passable but it needs some fixing and Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut should all be redrawn.

Some highlights for the places west are Colorado and Wyoming which are literally squares (curved squares with the curvature of the Earth), the Dakotas, Montana which looks like water spewing out of a thick pipe, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. California isn't so good either but at least it isn't as perfectly shaped as some of the other states.

All the names of the states are perfectly fine although this is coming from someone who doesn't have much knowledge in alternative state names.


Yeah, what happened to states with unique shapes like Michigan or Indiana or Florida? Use the natural features around you, western states! Take lessons from Europe!

On second though maybe it's not wise to say that in a thread about America.
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Postby Kannap » Sat May 16, 2020 7:23 pm

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Postby Ethel mermania » Sat May 16, 2020 7:24 pm

Kannap wrote:(Image)

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Postby Rinotu » Sat May 16, 2020 7:26 pm

easy make puerto rico a state

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Postby Kannap » Sat May 16, 2020 7:27 pm

Ethel mermania wrote:
Kannap wrote:(Image)

This is all

That’s now thinking, Kannada.


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Postby The Wellington Holms » Sat May 16, 2020 7:28 pm

Put the Dakotas, Carolinas, and Virginias back together.
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Postby Eitoan » Sat May 16, 2020 7:29 pm

Kannap wrote:(Image)

This is all


Yessss!

Also, nuke Michigan.

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Postby Neanderthaland » Sat May 16, 2020 7:31 pm

Eitoan wrote:
Kannap wrote:(Image)

This is all


Yessss!

Also, nuke Michigan.

The people of Michigan have suffered enough.
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Postby La Paz de Los Ricos » Sat May 16, 2020 7:33 pm

Eitoan wrote:
Kannap wrote:(Image)

This is all


Yessss!

Also, nuke Michigan.


It's time to unite the Great Lakes at last. Time for the Great Lake.
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Postby Never was New England » Sat May 16, 2020 7:35 pm

Two things that really bother me.
1. Why does there have to be a West Virginia? Sure the state makes for a great song, but I feel Virginia could eat it up and the borders would look much cleaner and much nicer.
2. Please merge North and South Carolina. I've literally had thoughts that lasted for 30 minutes where I would imagine North Carolina and South Carolina as one state and it looks great.

Besides that, I'm fulfilled with the rest of the map. The Western portion of America looks great as always, so I would not understand if anyone wanted to change the Western American states.
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Postby Kannap » Sat May 16, 2020 7:50 pm

The Wellington Holms wrote:Put the Dakotas, Carolinas, and Virginias back together.


Absolutely fucking not.
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Postby Kannap » Sat May 16, 2020 7:51 pm

Never was New England wrote:Two things that really bother me.
1. Why does there have to be a West Virginia? Sure the state makes for a great song, but I feel Virginia could eat it up and the borders would look much cleaner and much nicer.
2. Please merge North and South Carolina. I've literally had thoughts that lasted for 30 minutes where I would imagine North Carolina and South Carolina as one state and it looks great.

Besides that, I'm fulfilled with the rest of the map. The Western portion of America looks great as always, so I would not understand if anyone wanted to change the Western American states.


1. The American Civil War

2. No, absolutely not.
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Postby Asardia » Sat May 16, 2020 7:56 pm

Cekoviu wrote:
Grahnol wrote:...All the names of the states are perfectly fine although this is coming from someone who doesn't have much knowledge in alternative state names.

I mean, we definitely need to rename Utah to Deseret.


Deseret is a decent name, but we definitely cannot change the borders to match the proposed Desert one.

Torisakia wrote:Get rid of Alabama and divide it up between Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida. Then at least some parts of Alabama would be useful.


The entire south excluding Georgia and North Carolina needs a makeover. Florida's panhandle is far too long. Tennessee should be absorbed by Kentucky.
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Postby Nobel Hobos 2 » Sat May 16, 2020 8:15 pm

Asardia wrote:
Cekoviu wrote:I mean, we definitely need to rename Utah to Deseret.


Deseret is a decent name, but we definitely cannot change the borders to match the proposed Desert one.


It being rather new to me, I have a problem with Deseret. Is it pronounced Des-er-ay or Des-er-et? Or even Des-er-eat?

It looks a bit French you see.
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Postby Cekoviu » Sat May 16, 2020 8:20 pm

Asardia wrote:
Cekoviu wrote:I mean, we definitely need to rename Utah to Deseret.


Deseret is a decent name, but we definitely cannot change the borders to match the proposed Desert one.

Strongly disagree.
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Asardia wrote:
Deseret is a decent name, but we definitely cannot change the borders to match the proposed Desert one.


It being rather new to me, I have a problem with Deseret. Is it pronounced Des-er-ay or Des-er-et? Or even Des-er-eat?

It looks a bit French you see.

/dezərɛt/, i.e., "dez-er-ett"
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Postby Asardia » Sat May 16, 2020 8:33 pm

Nobel Hobos 2 wrote:
Asardia wrote:
Deseret is a decent name, but we definitely cannot change the borders to match the proposed Desert one.


It being rather new to me, I have a problem with Deseret. Is it pronounced Des-er-ay or Des-er-et? Or even Des-er-eat?

It looks a bit French you see.


As the other guy said, I'm pretty sure it's Des-er-et.

Cekoviu wrote:
Asardia wrote:
Deseret is a decent name, but we definitely cannot change the borders to match the proposed Desert one.

Strongly disagree.


Bro. This is horrible. It looks worse than Mississippi
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Postby Cekoviu » Sat May 16, 2020 8:37 pm

Asardia wrote:
Cekoviu wrote:Strongly disagree.


Bro. This is horrible. It looks worse than Mississippi

Sis. It's not for aesthetic reasons, it's because we deserve all that territory!
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Postby -Astoria » Sat May 16, 2020 9:12 pm

Asardia wrote:Illinois, my home state, has the most random and boring flag in the Union
Clearly you've not heard of Iowa or Connecticut.
Asardia wrote:Bro. This is horrible. It looks worse than Mississippi
Lemme forget that existed.
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Postby Asardia » Sun May 17, 2020 12:37 am

Cekoviu wrote:
Asardia wrote:
Bro. This is horrible. It looks worse than Mississippi

Sis. It's not for aesthetic reasons, it's because we deserve all that territory!


I wouldn't be against most of the entire area becoming a state. Just take the Utah Territory and remove that bit of Colorado while adding Arizona and the rest of Nevada. California can keep their southern cities

[quote=Astoria]Clearly you haven't heard of Iowa or Connecticut[/quote]

Iowa's flag looks like they stole the French tri-color and Illinois' eagle with the ribbons. So you have a good point there. Connecticut looks kind of nice tho

[quote=Astoria]Lemme forget that existed[/quote]

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Postby An Alan Smithee Nation » Sun May 17, 2020 12:58 am

I'd just use the time zones as states.
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Postby -Astoria » Sun May 17, 2020 1:02 am

Asardia wrote:Connecticut looks kind of nice tho
It looks like a[n anatomically-correct] heart infected with trees or something.

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