The Alternate Reality States Of America

In his book Lost States, Michael Trinklein maps out the never-was states of Transylvania, Nickajack, and Jefferson. Check out his bizarro imaginary cartography.

In Lost States, Trinklein details proposed and planned states that never cut the mustard in reality. There's enough fodder on Trinklein's site for any alternate history tales you may have percolating around your cranium. And who wouldn't want to live in the perfectly electorally-balanced state of Llano Estacado?

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Lost States is available now from Quirk Books.

[via Strange Maps and Lost States' blog and Flickr page]

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The State of Superior

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The Proposed State of Lincoln

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The State of Transylvania

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The Proposed State of Acadia

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The State of Nickajack

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The Lost State of Jefferson

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What If Every State Was The Same Size?

DISCUSSION

MrLebowski
MrLebowski

What happens to the two parts of Kentucky to the east and west of Transylvania?

After the 2004 election, when there were calls of both sides for maybe just splitting up the Red and Blue states into two countries (or letting the Blue states join with Canada), on another forum I proposed calling the two new nations Redistan and Blutopia. It caught on a bit on our board, but it didn't go beyond that as I'd hoped.