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What's the deal with the flood in IB-New Orleans? Habarakhe

Same as *here*, but with a more sinister twist. Explosives were found on and around one of the wrecked levees. This will come to light shortly..... BoArthur 23:57, 10 Sep 2005 (PDT)

On the other hand, the lack of a warhappy head of state would mean that no money would have been diverted to "the war effort" (I know, kind of political but there you go)--Marc Pasquin 18:21, 11 Sep 2005 (PDT)
Presumably, Louisianne would have spent more money on maintaining the levees and probably put in a proper drainage system. New Orleans *here* suffered largely because it was major city among many, smaller than a lot of them, hence the competition for things like attentions from the Army Corps of Engineers was heavier. Novelle Orleans would probably have as much if not more of New Orleans' charm while lacking many of its worst features--mostly, stemming from lack of infrastructure and neglect. Which means sabotage to destroy the levees is more viable, because it would take that much more to break them. Zahir 16:05, 2 Oct 2005 (PDT)
Money must have been diverted for the space effort anyway. Boreanesia 03:07, 14 Sep 2005 (PDT)

How badly would 1978 Louisianne react to an IB version of "Pretty Baby" called "La Mignonne Fillette"?

Couldn't tell you...not sure what you're talking about... BoArthur

Is/Was there an IB-analog to *here*'s Storyville (prostitutes' quarter)?

Hadn't even heard of it, I'm sure there was. There are always prostitutes, in any city. Salt Lake City even has them...the unwritten rule is prostitutes on State Street, gigolos on Main Street (one street west) in a certain stretch (though I couldn't tell you where...had a friend that did tricks for drug money, so he knew from experience) BoArthur

1888 German Map

It has a Maßstab in kilometers? Pray tell, is that an anomalous unit of measurement dreamt up by a mad German scientist?! Kyrmse 04:30, 17 January 2006 (PST)

Yeah, well, I haven't gotten around to editing this one.  :) BoArthur 08:29, 17 January 2006 (PST)


the intro say that new orleans is in the Département of Pontchartrain but the infobox say La Salle.--Marc Pasquin 19:22, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

An Old Question

Was this ever resolved:

The Footnotes to History site ( is all about ephemeral countries, and provides a wonderful source to IB-constructors looking for historical inflection points. (J.C.)

Perhaps something could be done with La Fitte's entry under Galveston? There would be no Federal authorities to prosecute him and no War of 1812 for him to get into trouble with. Perhaps his little holding could survive in Barataria Bay long enough for the NAL to petition his aid in sacking New Orleans in the 1828 War. Thereafter, Grande Terre could become yet another slave dealing Creole speaking rum and sugar transporting privateering country plying the Caribbean. If it survived the 19th century, I'm sure Florida would crush or capture its naval power, if not outright occupy it. Thereafter, I bet Louisianne would occupy the territory; though it might be interesting for Florida to try its hand at occupation and let the two tangle over GT thereafter! (P.B.)
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