Monday, June 30, 2014

The Non-Independence Day Map

Alternate history novels have been very popular over the last few years. So surely there must be a market for alternate history maps. Newcastle Brown Ale obviously think so.

The brewer has released an alternate history map of the United States in honor of Independence Day. If We Won is a brilliant map of the USA showing how the country might look if the American War of Independence had been won by Great Britain.

Enter any town or city into the map and you can discover what the location would be named if the Americans hadn't been so unhappy about paying a little tax. For example El Paso becomes Ye Olde Paso, Charlotte becomes North Charlottesvilleford and San Francisco becomes Wolverhampton.

Even if the thought of a USA still under the thumb of Great Britain turns your stomach it is worth visiting the map just to check out the gorgeous custom map tiles.

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