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Can we clear up once and for all. is Chicago in Illinoise or Ouisconsin?

Took a good hard look at the map and there is zero doubt--Chicago (assuming it lies were it does in our world) is within the borders of Ouisconsin. Zahir 15:34, 1 October 2006 (PDT)


This is more a list of established facts (like Scotland) than a coherent idea. Is there any reason why it's marked as a proposal? Benkarnell 00:17, 23 April 2008 (PDT)

Yes, because at the time it was put together we were all proposal happy. I hereby empower you to make this a more coherent city article. ;) (Waves tri-corn cap in Benkarnell's direction...) BoArthur 06:02, 23 April 2008 (PDT)

Can I?

Can I help you with Chicago? Misterxeight 14:32, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

I'm open; notice I haven't put much here. Just please make sure you read what I've written at Ouisconsin, particularly Ouisconsin#Chicago. (That page is still listed as a "proposal" mainly because of some lingering questions about Peoria and the provincial borders, but please consider the rest to be QSS.) The general "feel" of Chicago is pretty much locked in, but there are loads of details that can be explored: music, food, politics, crime. Benkarnell 14:45, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

I was thinking maybe buildings, special attractions, festivals, sports teams, stuff like that. Misterxeight 17:24, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Sure, propose away. There's already the Wolves (hibercrosse) and the Pups (cricket), which sort of matches the Bears/Cubs feel. Benkarnell 19:26, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Can we work on the Mayor? Misterxeight 21:20, 10 July 2008 (UTC)


I was at Rush University Medical Center and saw a multi-lingual sign within one of its offices. This made me think about IB Chicago and its diversity. That of course made me think "Does IB Chicago also have signs such as that"? As my train of thought went on I began to speculate if Chicago has done a census on the different ethnicities. I'm sure after Kemrese and Scandanavian, German, Venedic, Greek, and Floridian come next. Do you know what ethnicities would follow? Misterxeight 00:49, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

I wonder what languages would be on every sign, and which ones would only appear in some neighborhoods. Benkarnell 16:22, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

I can say that at least in our world, only the very old of the Greek population prefer to use Greek, some forgetting what they learned in assimilation school. That would of course rule out Greek for being on signs, though maybe out of respect it would be on them. The new Floridian population might request to have Castillian on the board, and Bodewadami (did I butcher that word) might request it as well. Do know if many Oriental ethnicities settled in Chicago as they did in our world, Ben? Misterxeight 23:38, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

I don't know. I'd think that there are fewer East Asians in the NAL overall than in the USA, since a lot of that immigration (especially early on) would be absorbed by Montrei and Oregon. China and Japan also had a much longer colonial reach *there*, which resulted in far-flung colonial type settlements in odd places, like the significant Chinese settlement on Nukunonu in Tokelau. These sorts of settlements might have also diverted some emigration from Asia. On the other hand, the 40s and 50s were even more destructive for China & Japan than *here*, and the NAL could expect to host some refugees. On the third hand, Southeast Asia was a lot more stable, so fewer Thais, Cambodians, Hmong, Vietnamese, and Filipinos in North America. My guess is that Asians would not have a huge, citywide presence in Chicago, but there could be recognizable Chinatowns and similar neighborhoods.
  • Here*, Chicago has been called one of the USA's most segregated cities, with all of its ethnic neighborhoods. Do you think it's the same *there*? Benkarnell 04:01, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

That's a tough one. IB is such a different world where the terms bigotry and rascism will get a "what are those?" from a person. Then again, culture preservation is also common, so there might actually be more fusions and cultural museums than "Greek Town" or "Little Italy". Things like "Gung Haggis Fat Choy", or buffalo cooked in a Greek style being served at a Vedic-pride parade. So if anything I'd see more of cultures sharing neighborhoods and creating hybrid cultures. Something like [1] might also result.

As for things like buildings supposed to look like pagodas, or the Shinto water-doorways that are in Chinatown I see as I go down the Chicago River, that I wouldn't doubt exist in IB, though Parthenon monuments and German taverns might be right next door. Misterxeight 04:17, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

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