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joining concultures, was Re: Alternative histories and paralele universes

From:Hawksinger <hawksinger@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 5, 1999, 4:14
Kristian Jensen wrote:
> I have to say this again. This is such a cool idea: interactions > between con-nations/cultures! > > I haven't worked out the details of Boreanesia's modern history. But > Japan would have definitely invaded Boreanesia. Perhaps a nearby > superpower like Nowapan could liberate tiny little Boreanesia. > Nowapan could perhaps also introduce the Cooperativist State after > the liberation. Its an appealing system that seems to go well with > Boreanesian culture. > > But then again, like you said, each of us might be a tad to > protective of our own creations for this to work in the long run. > When one changes something, a conflict could arise when the other's > creation becomes affected by this change. I fear that eventually, > such creative unions will diverge into separate creations later on. > > Regards, > -Kristian- 8-)
Perhaps the thing to do, is to not have a constant interaction or to do so relative to the real world. In other words, Nowapan could very well have liberated Boreanesia and now we are just friendly nations. We could occasionally mention something to the affect of; "well, this is how my nation reacts to the Korean missile tests, etc." The main reason I keep Nowapan so neutral is really to keep from screwing up the real world. There are things that are likely to be unvoidable, such as World War II, but I want to keep it grounded. Same thing for the Salat, if they are on Sakhalin. If they are in Nowapan, they could still have a great deal of autonomy, kind of a Salat Autonomous Republic if you will. Or maybe we need a League of Con-Nations :) Just thinking, this could be interesting. -- Brad Coon My Conlang and Conculture pages Most of my pages including my home page My Outdoor and Primitive Skills Pages My wine pages. "Life without adventure is merely existance."--Hawksinger