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Michigan is the 26th state of the United States on the upper midwest bordering four of the Great Lakes, including the one after which it's named. The state is bordered by Ohio and Indiana to the south, Wisconsin to the southwest, and the Canadian providence of Ontario to the east. Lansing is the capital and Detroit is the largest city.

Michigan in The Guns of the SouthEdit

Michigan was one of 12 states carried by President Abraham Lincoln during his unsuccessful reelection campaign.[1]

Michigan in Southern VictoryEdit

At the start of the Great War, the U.S. attempted to invade Canada on several places on the border, including from Michigan into Ontario. The offensive stalled at London, Ontario.[2]

The city of Pontiac, Michigan was the center of the United States automobile industry. During the Second Great War, Pontiac also became a major production center for barrels.

The 34th President, Thomas Dewey, was born in Owosso, Michigan in 1902.

Michigan in The Two GeorgesEdit

Wilberforce was a province of the North American Union, named for William Wilberforce, a British parliamentarian who helped end slavery. Thomas Bushell and Samuel Stanley rode the Twentieth Century Limited railway across the province's Huron Peninsula en route from Astoria, Illinois to Doshoweh in The Six Nations.[3]

Literary commentEdit

Wilberforce only includes the southern portion of Michigan. The Upper Peninsula is part of New Guernsey in the Georges' timeline, along with OTL Wisconsin and Minnesota east of the Mississippi River. These names are given only on the frontispiece map; in the novel, the province remains unnamed.

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Guns of the South, appendices.
  2. American Front, pg. 95, HC.
  3. The Two Georges, pg. 248, MPB, pg. 168, HC.

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