What part of the Basque area does Catatania occupy? --Sikulu 11:56, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

It doesn't occupy any of the Basque area, but it borders the Basque nation (Euskadi). Were you looking at the "Our Timeline Equivalents" for France? As for that, if you look south of the arm of Catatania that reaches the Atlantic Ocean, that area is Euskadi (which is part of OTL France). --Riction 12:49, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
Sorry, my bad. That'll teach me to read the article properly in future. --Sikulu 14:19, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
It's OK. You keep me on my toes, and you've caught a fair share of my mistakes, which is good. By the way, what I've tentatively called "Rhone" will be a modern near-equivalent in my ATL of what Savoy was in OTL. It will take up much of the area of Rhône-Alpes, and its language will be Arpitan (Franco-Provencal). --Riction 14:50, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
Does "Rhone" also include the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. If it does, perhaps a better name for it would be "Burgundy" (see here
Alternatively, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region could be a seperate state of Provence. --Sikulu 15:02, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
Well, I was thinking about it, but I think that instead, I'll keep Rhone pretty small. I need to see how all this looks on a map, but if it doesn't look too goofy, then France will have some outlet into the Mediterranean Sea (like Catatania has an outlet into the Atlantic). Without the Mediterranean sea outlet, I think that France would have a very hard time becoming a major power in northern Africa. Of course, what I'm doing is looking at my desired outcome and finding a history, instead of the other way around. (That's in fact how this one is done.) Although having some Savoy-like state is good, I'd still rather it just exist and not cause too much of a disturbance while France creates an empire, like in this timeline. --Riction 07:13, 9 March 2007 (UTC)
Fair enough. Therefore, perhaps only Savoie and Haute-Savoie departments would be enough. I take it that Franco-Provencal is spoken by more people *there*. --Sikulu 09:48, 9 March 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, Franco-Provencal was more than just some obscure group of regional languages in Italy and France, but rather a language of pretty high status in the region. One variation of it, at least, is that country's official language. --Riction 12:53, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Subdivisions of Catatania

What are the subdivisions of Catatania? Are they something like this? -

  • Catalonia
    • Baleares
    • Barcelona
    • Valencia
  • Occitania
    • Gascony
    • La Marche
    • Toulouse

This map should be helpful for you. --Sikulu 15:15, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

I'd only had some general idea in my head of the regions of Catatania. So far, I'd had the major regions of Occitania, Catalonia, and Valencia. Yeah, I'm sure the Balearic islands would constitute another subdivision. Where is La Marche, exactly? And what is the major difference between "Gascony" and "Aquitaine"? Interestingly, both "Gascony" and "Aquitaine" are direct references (originally) to Basque speakers.--Riction 07:13, 9 March 2007 (UTC)
The northern part Aquitaine (seen also here was called Guienne. La Marche is indicated on both maps as being roughly in central France, just east of Poitou. --Sikulu 08:31, 9 March 2007 (UTC)
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