By - ZappyZe
In this timeline I expect chicago is almost like a hongkong or Manhattan? A super dense island with lots of skyscrapers?
In reality it would be more Bloomington Island
In reality Bloomington would have the higher elevation
Not even in a world where Illinois is a lake can we escape Chicago
Chicago is going to be tied to us forever
The water didn't want it
Just curious. Why did you move Iowa City?
Chicago, Wisconsin is cursed as shit
I think they moved it since cites need water, and there's a lake there now.
That seems fair
Oh thank god Chicago’s finally g-… Shit
Luckily it’s an island, so we can just blow up the bridges and blockade the place
Make Chicago the next Alcatraz but instead of prisoners its just the citizens of Chicago
So just Escape From ~~New York~~ Chicago?
>citizens of Chicago
Why did you repeat yourself?
smack dab in the middle of the mississippi river
great idea and great job on the map
i love your pfp. really caught my eye
Considering it connects into the Great Lakes, which connect into the gulf of St. Lawrence, that would make the entire east coast an island
now do Ohio
That is just our normal timeline, Ohio doesn’t exist
Ohio exists, it just shouldn't. You're thinking of Wyoming
Ohio, Wyoming, and Nebraska are all made up
No, DELAWARE, Wyoming, and Nebraska are all made up. Ohio unfortunately exists.
Delaware is just a made up place for corps to do tax evasion !1!1!1!1!1
I’ve not heard of this Delaware you speak of, it must not exist.
Does the Hoover dam still exists in the timeline
My man’s asking the real questions
That’s in Nevada
I know it was a joke
As a Peorian: Glub Glub
West central Illinois checking in…we’re gonna need a bigger boat.
Why is Iowa city in Clinton?
Kentucky has lost their little exclave - worst timeline ever
Fun fact; if this happened, you could go in a straight line from the Indian sun continent to Madagascar
Happy cake day!
It’s not my cake day
Now it is. Happy Cake Day!!!
It is in my timezone
Oh I didn’t know it changed depending on your time zone, thanks though!
You’re welcome mate.
what state is chicago in
Ok fine by why did Iowa City move?
Why in the fuck is Iowa City so far east
As a Wisconsinite I support flooding Illinois
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.
That said, despite extra travel potential + water resources + fisheries, it might not have been all that useful. So idk 🤷♀️
You know this makes the name Cape Girardeau make a lot more sense now.....
(Me, a Missourian)
"Finally inner peace,"
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
AlternateHistoryhub be like:What if Illinois was a lake
Finally! A more perfect Union!
the good ending
Perfect. Kept the good part of the state, and deleted some of Indiana to boot.
Thank god, it was all a dream
Now do Pennsylvania
Imagine how many people would live around it, so much fresh water.
I approve of this work.
The greatest lake?
And how about Lincoln here?
Who owns Chicago?
I protest this, from the bottom of Lake Illinois.
I always love lakes in places where there are no lakes
Yay more fresh water to flex about
This is a joke
It is not a joke 😠
But it is, the only thing In Illinois is Chicago which is still there so be happy about Chicago still being there
Does the Hoover damn exist in this timeline
This is a Wisconsinite's dream (other than the UP joining Wisconsin)
Finally, we fixed… everything.
Ironically, Lake County is mostly non-lake.
what is iowa city and what happened to davenport
So Illinois still has the same crime rate, got it
Literally got rid of the best parts of Illinois and kept the worst
its cursed but not?
Why not but what about the Mississippi he has two access to the global ocean now
This makes the whole eastern US (plus some parts of Canada) an island!
Missouri - 1 point
Illinois - Negative 90 Million
Bro thank god.
Also this was pretty close to happening at one point I forget the name of the lake
We wouldn't be losing anything. Chicago is now an island.
Most of Illinois is corn anyway, so it’s not much of a loss lol
Was gonna say better world
I and my whole city are submerged in this reality, and I’m okay with that