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* TheOtherRainforest: The site of many merchant cities, which largely practice Buddhism.


What its creator Matthew White calls a "surreal history". The site proposes what the United State of America would look like if it was a Middle Ages version of itself. No fantastical elements. No radioactive mutants or wizards. It's strictly what North America would look like, with its current ancestry, religious values and culture would look like given only a medieval level of technology to work with. Because it's [[AfterTheEnd 1000 years into the future]], it doesn't quite count as AlternateHistory, but it largely appeals to that crowd. The [[http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/medvam/index.htm site is here,]], but it has not been updated in [[OrphanedSeries over half a decade]].

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What its creator Matthew White calls a "surreal history". The site proposes what the United State of America would look like if it was a Middle Ages version of itself. No fantastical elements. No radioactive mutants or wizards. It's strictly what North America would look like, with its current ancestry, religious values and culture would look like given only a medieval level of technology to work with. Because it's [[AfterTheEnd 1000 years into the future]], it doesn't quite count as AlternateHistory, but it largely appeals to that crowd. The [[http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/medvam/index.htm site is here,]], but it has not been updated in [[OrphanedSeries over half a decade]].

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Curiously enough, many the DeepSouth's inhabitants become various shades of tan and brown,which become whiter the further north one goes.


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* VestigialEmpire[=/=]TheRemnant: The old U.S.A. is still around, only much smaller. It still retains a federal government, though its republican system has evolved to resemble more like medieval Venice.

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What its creator Matthew White calls a "surreal history". The site proposes what the United State of America would look like if it was a Middle Ages version of itself. No fantastical elements. No radioactive mutants or wizards. It's strictly what North America would look like, with its current ancestry, religious values and culture would look like given only a medieval level of technology to work with. Because it's [[AfterTheEnd 1000 years into the future]], it doesn't quite count as AlternateHistory, but it largely appeals to that crowd. The [[http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/medvam/index.htm site is here,]], but it has not been updated in [[OrphanedSeries over half a decade]].

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* AfterTheEnd: America is in its present state due to an unspecified disaster.
* AlienSpaceBats
* BigApplesauce: Averted. New York is not nearly the major player it is the modern day, instead being just one coastal port out of many.
* ChurchOfHappyology: The Scientologists have taken over California and become the dominant religion.
* ContinuationFic: Several have been written by fans. One of the bigger ones is [[http://feudalamerica.blogspot.com/ here]].
* CultureChopSuey: Often the point. It likes to splice American cultures and institutions with historical ones. So we have cowboy barbarians, a [[VestigialEmpire remnant federal government]] that plays the role the Roman Catholic Church did in the Medieval era...
* DividedStatesOfAmerica: Naturally.
* DeepSouth: Somewhat different from most portrayals, in that African ethnicity and culture made a much more visible mark on the region. However, there are a few flags with the Stars and Bars motif.
* FlyoverCountry: Definitely inverted. The Great Plains receive by far the most detail out of any part of the country, with descriptions of the nomadic cowboy culture and the Kingdom of Iowa.
* GodEmperor: What rulers in the western deserts appear to be like due to their control over the water supply.
* HollywoodCalifornia: One of the "Hydraulic Empires", autocratic regimes that thrive in the desert.
* HollywoodVoodoo: No information has been written enough to get it wrong, but it does seems to have largely taken up space in the Gulf Coast (including [[TheBigEasy New Orleans]]), Florida and in the Caribbean.
* LadyLand: In the Caribbean, women occupy civil service jobs as the men are away.
* UsefulNotes/{{Mormonism}}: In the absence of the federal government, the LDS Church establishes a theocracy over Utah, Idaho and Wyoming. And since absolute power is no fun without a harem, they bring back polygamy in the process.
* OrphanedSeries: A very strong and frustrating example.
* ProudMerchantRace: How the [[VestigialEmpire former U.S.A.]] gets by.
* SaintlyChurch: Relatively speaking, the Non-Denominational Church provides social services in the new Dark Ages, sues for peace, and has a republican structure.
* TheBigEasy: New Orleans may be the most important trading port on the continent, as it funnels South American goods to the inland fiefdoms.
* TheHorde: What the cowboys of the great plains are to everyone else.
* TheOtherRainforest: The site of many merchant cities, which largely practice Buddhism.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There's a stash of images and planned pages that don't go anywhere, so it's evident what the creator was planning at the time.
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