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nobodywins888

In this timeline I expect chicago is almost like a hongkong or Manhattan? A super dense island with lots of skyscrapers?


TentakilRex

In reality it would be more Bloomington Island [https://topocreator.com/ned-jpg/city\_a/600/il.jpg](https://topocreator.com/ned-jpg/city_a/600/il.jpg)


ElectricalStomach6ip

how so?


TentakilRex

In reality Bloomington would have the higher elevation


ElectricalStomach6ip

ahh.


Kolateak

Not even in a world where Illinois is a lake can we escape Chicago


MysticSquiddy

Chicago is going to be tied to us forever


xXkoolkidmanboiXx

The water didn't want it


Slathbog517

Just curious. Why did you move Iowa City?


ZicarxTheGreat

Chicago, Wisconsin is cursed as shit


Squidward_Great

I think they moved it since cites need water, and there's a lake there now.


Slathbog517

That seems fair


Mildlydisturbed6

Oh thank god Chicago’s finally g-… Shit


Slyedog

Luckily it’s an island, so we can just blow up the bridges and blockade the place


BextoMooseYT

Make Chicago the next Alcatraz but instead of prisoners its just the citizens of Chicago


janovich8

So just Escape From ~~New York~~ Chicago?


Victoreznoz

>prisoners >citizens of Chicago Why did you repeat yourself?


No_Comedian7731

smack dab in the middle of the mississippi river great idea and great job on the map


antigony_trieste

i love your pfp. really caught my eye


Nova_Explorer

Considering it connects into the Great Lakes, which connect into the gulf of St. Lawrence, that would make the entire east coast an island


qrani

now do Ohio


PyroPeep

That is just our normal timeline, Ohio doesn’t exist


qrani

Ohio exists, it just shouldn't. You're thinking of Wyoming


PyroPeep

Ohio, Wyoming, and Nebraska are all made up


Different-Trainer-21

No, DELAWARE, Wyoming, and Nebraska are all made up. Ohio unfortunately exists.


Univerese

Delaware is just a made up place for corps to do tax evasion !1!1!1!1!1


PyroPeep

I’ve not heard of this Delaware you speak of, it must not exist.


Zealousideal_Group69

Does the Hoover dam still exists in the timeline


HelpingHand7338

My man’s asking the real questions


ZappyZe

No


Piranh4Plant

That’s in Nevada


Zealousideal_Group69

I know it was a joke


jamesdrew00

As a Peorian: Glub Glub


ST_Lawson

West central Illinois checking in…we’re gonna need a bigger boat.


KaiserJosefMinstrael

Why is Iowa city in Clinton?


PyroPeep

Kentucky has lost their little exclave - worst timeline ever


911memeslol

Fun fact; if this happened, you could go in a straight line from the Indian sun continent to Madagascar


PyroPeep

Happy cake day!


911memeslol

It’s not my cake day


That-Busy-Gamer

Now it is. Happy Cake Day!!!


PyroPeep

Happy cake day!


911memeslol

It’s not my cake day


PyroPeep

It is in my timezone


911memeslol

Oh I didn’t know it changed depending on your time zone, thanks though!


PyroPeep

You’re welcome mate.


Dry_Paramedic_9578

what state is chicago in


Polenball

Liquid


1whoslost

Ok fine by why did Iowa City move?


Auraestus

Why in the fuck is Iowa City so far east


kronicpimpin

As a Wisconsinite I support flooding Illinois


Perfect-Broken

Makes me wonder how much more connectivity there could’ve been in the pre-colonial era. If the broader Mississippian cultures had been firmly united + connected via larger waterways with the broader Iroquoian tribes, the modern eastern US might’ve had a well-developed empire with infrastructure to rival the Incans and Aztecs to the south.


Perfect-Broken

That said, despite extra travel potential + water resources + fisheries, it might not have been all that useful. So idk 🤷‍♀️


kage131

You know this makes the name Cape Girardeau make a lot more sense now.....


kebbeben

(Me, a Missourian) "Finally inner peace,"


havenforbid

As a Wisconsinite I approve. Instead of calling Illinoisans Flatlanders we’d call them Flatlakers. Except western Wisconsin and northwest Illinois are very hilly and a significantly higher elevation than southeast Wisconsin. More likely that Kenosha would be underwater, not Monroe WI


Wonderful-Horror2732

Ideal timeline


CaptainTrexElite

AlternateHistoryhub be like:What if Illinois was a lake


the_Hahnster

Finally! A more perfect Union!


Fawxiie

the good ending


erodari

Perfect. Kept the good part of the state, and deleted some of Indiana to boot.


PyroPeep

Thank god, it was all a dream


Icy-Thing-8704

Now do Pennsylvania


IrregardlessIrreden-

Imagine how many people would live around it, so much fresh water.


mcarlin2

I approve of this work.


Scrooge_mcDuck_1867

The greatest lake?


Scrooge_mcDuck_1867

And how about Lincoln here?


Chibi_Dawn67

Who owns Chicago?


Suadade0811

I protest this, from the bottom of Lake Illinois.


4TuneCooky_

Neat map! I always love lakes in places where there are no lakes


Dangerous-Garden-682

Yay more fresh water to flex about


Dangerous-Garden-682

This is a joke


Victoreznoz

It is not a joke 😠


Dangerous-Garden-682

But it is, the only thing In Illinois is Chicago which is still there so be happy about Chicago still being there


Manwe_of_Ea

Does the Hoover damn exist in this timeline


I_Like_Languages

This is a Wisconsinite's dream (other than the UP joining Wisconsin)


capybara_unicorn

Finally, we fixed… everything.


ajokitty

Ironically, Lake County is mostly non-lake.


VascoDegama7

what is iowa city and what happened to davenport


Bort_726

So Illinois still has the same crime rate, got it


-bASSlIFE03-

Literally got rid of the best parts of Illinois and kept the worst


Budget_Community_946

its cursed but not?


Emolohtrab

Why not but what about the Mississippi he has two access to the global ocean now


Ok_Computer_3858

This makes the whole eastern US (plus some parts of Canada) an island!


SpiredHome

Missouri - 1 point Illinois - Negative 90 Million


GazoogalaThe5

Bro thank god. Also this was pretty close to happening at one point I forget the name of the lake


[deleted]

We wouldn't be losing anything. Chicago is now an island.


Anime-Kyun

Most of Illinois is corn anyway, so it’s not much of a loss lol


Antebellum689

Was gonna say better world Saw Chicago Smh


Madnesshank57

I and my whole city are submerged in this reality, and I’m okay with that