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Future Projects for Alaska

The following are a series of potential projects related to Alaska.

Culture Related

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A wild bolshenog appears.

  • Due to its cultural and mythological importance to the Pacific Northwest, I believe Bigfoot would play an important role in Alaska's identity (even a potential national personification).
    • Bigfoot — Большеног (Bolshenog)
  • I could see fry sauce as becoming the "national condiment" of Alaska. This would be an "ideal outcome" from the United States' love for ketchup and Russia's love of mayonnaise. Given that fry sauce was "first created" in Utah, it could easily be reoriented to being an Alaskan creation.
  • Kvass would likely be a very popular drink in Alaska. Unlike those served in the USSR, Alaskan kvass would likely be more capitalized and mass produced, as well as being a major competitor against American-styled colas.
    • Because kvass is slightly alcoholic (very small), I could see Americans and Borealians being perplexed by the drink's acceptance and popularity among the youth. Though this would no longer be the case, kvass may have been outlawed during Prohibition.
  • 金山 ("gold mountain") was a Chinese name once used for both California and British Columbia. This name could potentially emerge as a nickname (or straight-up official name) for "Alaska" in Chinese.
    • Flag of the United Kingdom English: Gum Shan or Gumshan
      • Gum Shanese
    • Flag of Russia Russian: Камсань (Kamsan) [1]
      • камсаньец (kamsanyets) / камсаньский (kamsansky)
    • Flag of Hong Kong Cantonese: 金山 (gamsan)
      • 金山人 (gamsanjan)
  • The word чухна (chukhna) would still be used in Alaska to refer to those of Finnish and Estonian descent. Whether the word is derogatory or benign, I can't say at the moment.
    • This word is formally used in the Ninilchik dialect.

Government Related

Alaskan Stop Sign (Russian America)

Stop sign in Alaska.

  • All traffic signs in Alaska would likely follow the MUTCD regulations (as used in the United States). In short, Alaskan traffic signs would not be clones of their Russian counterparts.
    • Stop — Стой (Stoy, lit. "Stop")
  • Alaskan law would allow for the wider use of matronymics (named after the mother) when patronymics (named after the father) are inappropriate or undesired. This would especially be the case for the children of same-sex couples.
    • Example — Наталья (Natalya)
      • Натальевич (Natalyevich, "Son of Natalya")
      • Натальевна (Natalyevna, "Daughter of Natalya")
  • An equivalent to the Slattery Report may have been implemented in Alaska.

Ideas of Alaskan-Based Companies

Postal Companies

Drop-off-boxes-for-dhl-fedex-and-ups-next-to-each-other-in-key-west-B0D68G

Something Like This.

Because I view Alaska as a "Libertarian Haven" [for the most part], the idea of a private and competitive postal service came to mind. Such a system has never been adopted (as far as I can find), leaving plenty of room to contemplate how it could function in an alternate reality.

Links
Basic Understanding
  • Instead of a single entity, the postal system of Alaska would be handled by countless "letter companies."
  • The primary function of a letter company is to deliver parcels to a desired address.
  • A customer pays for the service, while there is no cost to the recipient.
  • Alaskan homesteads are not obligated to a specific company. The individual simply chooses which company to do business with.
  • Daily door-to-door/curbside delivery (for incoming mail) is "free," as the cost of the parcel had already been paid for. Because multiple companies exist, a single home may be visited by multiple company deliveries on a single day.
  • Personal and private mailboxes would still exist. Tampering with said boxes or inside contents would not be a federal offense, but still treated as part of the property it belongs to.
  • Because multiple deliveries occur daily, said mailboxes would never be used to deposit outgoing mail. Instead, senders are required to use company post offices or company-based postboxes (which would likely be accessible across a given area). The flags of mailboxes would not be used to signal outgoing mail, but would instead be used solely to signal that a delivery had been made.
  • Some companies may up-charge for distance, speed, and class preferences. Some companies may also refuse/refund services that are outside their reach.
Pros and Cons
  • As a means of gaining additional revenue, said letter companies may agree to sell their routes to advertisers. In short, Alaskans would likely receive [more] spam and junk mail.
  • Companies may also sell peripherals, such as personalized envelopes and stylized stamps for collectors.
  • Competition would likely result in new practices not commonly associated with other postal services. Such as delivery on weekends and most holidays.
  • Because of the magnitude of companies, mailboxes would likely remain personalized and easily accessible. Community mailboxes/stations would likely be too cumbersome.

Postal Company Ideas

The following are a list of company ideas for this scenario.

  • Alaskan Post (Почта Аляски, Pochta Alyaski) or Alpochta (Алпочта) — a government-sponsored company (akin to the USPS or other national postal companies). While they are likely a private company today, the federal government is to hold roughly half of company stocks. The government would also subsidize some of it, assuring mail access for all Alaskans (even those is remote and "unprofitable" areas). All government agencies use this company and they also have first say on international mail.
  • Hermes (Гермес, Germes) — a company that was [potentially] founded by a Greek Alaskan. The name speaks for itself. The company's slogan could easily be "Messenger of the Gods" (Посланник богов, Poslannik bogov).
United Parcel Service logo 2014

United Parcel Service.

  • Puppy Express (Собачья служба, Sobachya sluzhba; lit. "Dog Service") — a company based around the Iditarod region of Alaska. The name of this company is a play on "Pony Express," and is in homage to dog sledding and their use in transportation (e.g., the 1925 Serum Run). This company only services the northwestern most regions of Alaska.
  • United Parcel Service (Единая служба посылок, Yedinaya sluzhba posylok; lit. "United Service of Parcels"), ESP (ЕСП) — This is essentially the alternate reality of OTL's UPS (which was founded in Washington). Not much more I can add to this, other than something interesting.
  • Yellow Bike (Жёлтый велик, Zhyolty velik), Zheltovelik (Желтовелик) — a company based in the southern governorates. The name can either refer to the company's use of bicycles when it was first formed (early 1900s) or its [supposed] use of low-waged Asian couriers during those times (a Redskins-esque situation).
Possible Names
  • American Letter Mail Company
    • Аляскинская письменная и почтовая компания (АППК) [2]
      • Alyaskinskaya pismennaya i pochtovaya kompaniya (APPK)
Notes

It may also be possible for foreign postal services (e.g., the Russian Post and the UPSP) or the like (FedEx) to be allowed to operate branches within Alaska. Though those companies may be barred from by their parent nations.

Addresses and (no) ZIP Codes

Иванов, Иван Иванович
ул. Лучковича, д. 123
пос. Видное
Виноградский у.
Сономская губ.

Ivanov, Ivan Ivanovich
ul. Luchkovicha, d. 123
pos. Vidnoye
Vinogradsky u.
Sonomskaya gub.

[surname], [name] [patronymic]
[street name], [house number]
[town name]
[uyezd name]
[governorate name]


Russian-American Company

AC Value Center 6

An AC Value Center in OTL Alaska.

Logo of the ATK (Russian America)

Logo Rough Draft.

General Ideas
  • By the 1840s, the Russian Empire will take-over the colonial administration of Alaska. Despite this loss of power, the RAC would continue to play a role in the lives of the colonists.
  • The RAC may play a role in key events during the 19th Century. Such as the Russian-American Telegraph, the "All-Alaska Railroad," and the gold rushes.
  • From 1917 onward, the RAC would [effectively] collapse into smaller, regional companies. The former assets being divided between the newly independent republics. The Alaskan Republic (New Archangel) would be the only state to retain much of the colonial structure of the RAC. The Alaskan Socialist Republic and Sonoma nationalize their halves, while Columbia and Oregon sell of theirs.
  • Following the reunification of Alaska, the RAC (potentially under a new name) will work to regain much of their old holdings and prestige. They may re-brand themselves as a big-box store/hypermarket which caters to low-income customers (especially during the Great Depression). Comparable to Walmart.
  • Today, this company will be one of the largest companies within Alaska. They operate stores (of all sizes and varieties) in all of Alaska's 18 governorates (as well as internationally).
  • Reminiscent of the colonial period, the company of today may be a conglomerate of differing companies (not to mention a potential multinational corporation). In many ways, this company may be regarded as "the man" because of its national and international influence (Disney et al.).
Potential Names
  • Russian-American Company
    • Российско-американская компания (Rossiysko-amerikanskaya kompaniya)
      • RAC (РАК, RAK)
      • Rosamko (Росамко)
  • Alaskan Commercial Company
    • Аляскинская торговая компания (Alyaskinskaya torgovaya kompaniya)
      • ACC (АТК, ATK)

Media Companies

Specific Media Companies
  • The [four] brothers of the Warner Bros. were born in Russian Poland (né Wonsal).
    • Warner Bros. — Братья Воронины (Bratya Voroniny)
  • Most of the founders of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer were Russian immigrants (né Gelbfisz-Meir).
    • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer — Метрополитенский-Головин-Миров (Metropolitensky-Golovin-Mirov)
  • One of the founders of Twentieth Century Pictures (Joseph M. Schenck) was born in the Russian Empire.
    • 20th Century — XX век (XX vek)
      • Twentieth Century — Двадцатый век (Dvadtsaty vek)
    • 21st Century — XXI век (XXI vek)
      • Twenty-First Century — Двадцать первый век (Dvadtsat pervy vek)
Generic Media Companies
  • All-Alaskan Broadcasting Company ("Veshaka" — Russian abbreviation pronunciation)
    • Всеаляскинская широковещательная компания (ВШК)
      • Vsealyaskinskaya shirokoveshchatelnaya kompaniya
  • [Alaskan] Public Broadcasting Service
    • [Аляскинская] Служба общественного вещания ([А]СОВ)
      • [Alyaskinskaya] Sluzhba obshchestvennogo veshchaniya ([A]SOV)

Miscellaneous Company Ideas

Logo of Otkryty Kofeynik (Russian America)

Logo for Otkryty Kofeynik.

Ne Za Chto Logo (Russian America)

Logo for Ne za chto.

Domovy Sklad Logo (Russian America)

Logo for Domovy Sklad.

  • With Mike Ilitch being an Alaskan, the Little Caesars pizza chain could be an Alaskan-based company. Because pizza would be considered American (for all intense and purposes), Alaskans may view this company in a manner that Americans view Taco Bell in OTL (i.e., foreign cuisine).
    • Little Ceasers — Маленький Цезарь (Malenky Tsezar, lit. "Little Caesar").
  • With Sergey Brin being an Alaskan, Google (and its subsidiaries) may become Alaskan-based companies. A potential name of this company could be Ne za chto (Не за что, lit. "Not for that"), which is a Russian idiom which can be translated as "don't mention it" (a play on the names "BackRub" and "The Whatbox").
    • Google (verb) — незачтокать (nezachtokat)
  • With Tom Carvel being of Greek ancestry (born "Karvelas"), Carvel may become an Alaskan brand.
    • Carvel — Карвелов (Karvelov; potential Russification)
  • GNC was founded by Armenian American David Shakarian.
    • General Nutrition Centers — Общий Питательный Центр (Obshchy Pitatelny Tsentr)
    • GNC — ОПЦ (OPTs)

Unorganized Possibilities

East Indies

Map of Indonesia (Russian America)

A WIP Map.

Current National Lineup
General Timeline
  • By the 1960s, these areas gain independence and unite into the Chinese-dominated Straits States.
  • Because the area continued to be under Dutch control during WWII, the easternmost territories of the Dutch East Indies are able to remain Dutch. The "Netherlands Indies" and "Netherlands New Guinea" are constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
  • Java and Sumatra would continue to fight the Dutch and later gain independence as a rump Indonesia.
  • Aceh may also gain early independence or is allowed to secede down the line.
Future Reads

Polynesia

Flag of Polynesia (Russian America)

Potential Flag of Polynesia.

Links
General Timeline
  • With the United States cut-off from the Pacific Ocean (via California), American influences in Hawaii are diminished (if not voided). It wouldn't be until the latter 19th Century that the Americans become a bigger concern.
  • During this same period, the islands of Polynesia would see increase interests from the Americans, the Germans, and the Russians (no doubt due to Alaska).
  • To prevent the rise of these empires and to assure their own self interests, the British and the French [reluctantly] support Kalākaua's proposals of a "Polynesian Confederation." Both empires would relinquish or diminish their claims in the Pacific in exchange for favorable deals and influence in the new nation.

Administrative Divisions of Polynesia

Map of Polynesia (Russian America)

WIP Map of Polynesia.

The counties of Hawaii (minus Kalawao County) also existed during the monarchy. The king would appoint governors to these areas to act on their behalf (akin to governors-general).

Because Polynesia would be comprised of small and isolated islands, it would make sense that these islands should form the primary divisions of the nation (instead of the arbitrary nation states of OTL).

Flag of American Samoa American Samoa
Flag of the Cook Islands Cook Islands
Flag of Rapa Nui, Chile Easter Island
Flag of Fiji Fiji
Flag of French Polynesia French Polynesia
Flag of Hawaii Hawaii (Sandwich Islands)
Flag of Niue Niue (Savage Island)
Flag of Samoa Samoa
Flag of Tokelau Tokelau (Union Islands)
Flag of Tonga Tonga (Friendly Islands)
Flag of Tuvalu Tuvalu (Ellice Islands)
Flag of Wallis and Futuna Wallis and Futuna


Chile

More Likely to be Chilean?
More Likely to Remain Argentine?
Mixed

Presidents of Chile

Alessandri Ulk (1932)

EPIC DOG IS EPIC!

http://es.althistory.wikia.com/wiki/Usuario:Katholico/Arenera#Lista_de_Presidentes_ATL

Key

Bold = Alternate Presidents
Italic = Argentine (OTL)

List from Katholico
  1.   José Joaquín Prieto (1831-1839)
  2.   Manuel Bulnes (1839-1849)
  3.   José María de la Cruz (1849-1854)
  4.   Manuel Montt (1854-1859)
  5.   José Joaquín Pérez (1859-1864)
  6.   Aníbal Pinto (1874-1879)
  7.   Manuel Baquedano (1879-1884)
  8.   Jorge Montt (1884-1889)
  9.   José Manuel Balmaceda (1889-1894)
NOTES FOR LATER

Spain and Western Sahara

Nation Ideas
Map of Spain and Western Sahara (Russian America)

Potential Borders.


Russian Colonial Wank

Sagallo and Eritrea

Background
Ru russiasomaliland-sagallo

Flag of New Moscow

Russian ambitricolor saltire

Alternate Flag?

  • Because of the economic importance of Russian America, the Russian Empire would see the advantages of the Suez Canal.
  • The idea of establishing a refueling station and naval base in the Horn of Africa would become more necessary to assure easy and quick access to Russian America.
  • As an added bonus, the Russian Empire could establish direct relations with the Ethiopian Empire and help in the preservation/conversion of [Eastern] Christianity.
  • The best candidate for a Russian colony could be Eritrea.
General Ideas
  • The Russian Empire would gradually take control of Eritrea (beating the Italians).
  • Italy would still take control over [Easter] Somalia. British and French territories would be unaffected.
  • Because of the pre-existing Russian presents, Nikolay Achinov would be compelled to establish a settlement in Eritrea (as opposed to Sagallo in French-controlled territory).
  • Italy would gradually cease the Russian possessions following the Russian Revolution.
  • Following Italy's defeat in World War II, the Allies agree to hand Eritrea over to the Soviet Union. Stalin quickly establishes a Soviet-backed puppet state.
  • The Ethiopian Empire may find allies in the West, helping to keep the monarchy in power.
Distances (Generalization)
Potential Leaders of Eritrea
  1. Boris Suvorin (1952-1974)
  2. Aman Andomov (1974-1987)
  3. Isay Tabakin (1987-1996)
  4. Sebkhat Yefremov (1996)
  5. Leonty Fialka (1996-2006)
  6. Melor Tigraytsovsky (2006-2012)
  7. Pyotr Solomonov (2012-Present)
Russification of Names
  • Aman Mikael Andom
    • Aman = given name
    • Mikael = father's name
    • Andom = grandfather's name
      • Aman Mikhailovich Andomov

Russian Phuket

Thailand Phuket locator map

The Phuket Province.

Links
Scenario
  • The Russian Empire is successful in acquiring the lease of Phuket from Siam (Thailand).
  • The British would allow the deal to go through for the following reasons:
    • They believe that Russia's presence in the area wouldn't be as devastating as IOTL (perhaps bolstered by the preexisting Alaskan-Eritrean shipping routes and commerce).
    • The British would be preoccupied elsewhere to muster much opposition (perhaps the Australian Revolution mentioned above).
    • With the British out, the French and Japanese would likely back out as well (especially with a Franco-Russian alliance).
  • The purpose of the settlement is to be used as a fueling station for the Russian Navy and commerce. It would also assure safe Russian access through the Strait of Malacca.
  • The Russian Empire may formally annex the islands by the early 1900s.
  • Following the Russian Revolution, the colony would likely fall to another power. Assuming Thailand doesn't re-annex the islands, the British may swoop in and incorporate them into the Straits Settlements.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

  • Perhaps the Italians are more successful in acquiring the islands.
  • This may help this Russians in securing Eritrea, since Italy would be preoccupied with the islands.
  • This may also help the Russians in securing Phuket, as the British may be less concerned with a Russian presence with the per-existing Italian one.
  • The Italian possessions would likely be annexed by the British after WWII, either being merged into India or [possibly] the Strait States. Or the proposed Anglo-Indian state is successful.

Expanded Crimean War? (Not Really)

  • Apparently, the Anglo-French force also entered New Archangel during this time. Because the Russian colony (still under RAC rule) declared their neutrality in the war, as well as the city not holding any Russian forces; the Anglo-French forces left the city alone.
Idea
  • Due to the success and expansion of Russian America, it is likely that the colonies would be more fortified during the Crimean War.
  • Despite this, the British and French would likely still refrain from engaging in Russian America, as this would likely trigger the Americans (who were sympathetic with the Russians) and the Mexicans (an ally) to join the war on Russia's side (crippling Anglo-French trade and power in the Pacific).
  • Still, with Russian (and potentially Mexican) efforts to disrupt Anglo-French trade, we would likely see the Anglo-French show more force in the area (especially Sonoma and California).
  • Meanwhile, the Queen Charlottes Gold Rush was underway. The islands were being settled by British and Russian prospectors (among others). The Russians claim the islands as part of the Anglo-Russian condominium (New Caledonia), while the British claim them to be outside the condominium (establishing a colony).
  • With the ongoing war, tensions over mining rights and ownership, and the showing of Anglo-French presence in the area; a minor incident turns into a "battle" between English miners and Russo-American miners.
  • The British (from Vancouver Island) arrive to return order. The Russians mistake them as a war fleet and engages. The incident sparks outrage in the United States and the worst case scenario seems to be happening.
  • The "Queen Charlotte Islands Crisis" is resolved peacefully, with the islands being given to the UK following the war.
  • This incident isn't lost to the British, as similar rebellions were taking place in Victoria. Following the failed Eureka Rebellion, the British are less interested in the miner's issues (resulting in a revolution decades later).

Future Projects?

  • Napoleon III attempts to reclaim Canada in the 1860s (a la Mexico IOTL)? The British "allow" it b/c it wasn't their colony anymore.

Empire of Japan

I really don't know a lot about Japanese history or its zeitgeist for the period. Please feel free to message me with better/alternate ideas if you see fit. This is a WIP.

  • The Russo-Japanese War ends with a "Russian victory." This is achieved due to Alaska's proximity and manpower keeping Russia in the war longer, resulting in Japan capitulating instead. Manchuria and the Kuril Islands are given to Russia. Korea becomes a Russian protectorate. Aside from the shame of losing the war, nothing more happens to Japan.
  • Due to Japan's loss, the Anglo-Japanese Alliance would remain in affect. The United States wouldn't view Japan being the biggest threat in the Pacific. Over the next decades, more favorable treaties would result in a happier (though still unequal) Japan.
  • Japan would still get involved in World War I, taking over some German colonies in the Pacific and occupying parts of the collapsing Russian Empire. A Japanese-backed, White-controlled state in Manchuria is established in the 1920s before the Soviet Union reconquers the territory.
  • Japan would retake control over the Kuril Islands during this time (likely becoming a disputed territorial claim) and would gradually take control over Korea to "prevent the spread of communism." Korea is annexed soon afterwards.
  • Due to the rise of the Soviet Union and the Xian Dynasty in China, militarism and fascism still takes control in Japan. The big difference is that imperialism and expansionism aren't as big of a doctrine. Relations with the West are also kept on good terms to keep trade.
  • Japan doesn't instigate China and only gets involved in World War II upon their attack of both Manchuria and Korea.
  • As the victors, Japan is one of the "Big Five" in the United Nations (not China). Japan would occupy the rump Chinese state.
  • Following the war, Japan emerges as a quasi-fascist and militaristic state. Japanese troops would continue to be stationed in China for decades. The Japanese armed forces would engage with guerilla movements in China and Southeastern Asia to prevent the rise of communism.
  • Something akin to the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere would be established. Without Japanese aggression, this organization would promote Asian co-operation on par with what would become the European Union. Japan would have access to the raw materials of China and other members, while they would have access to Japanese technologies and protection.
  • Beginning in the 1970s or 1980s, reforms are enacted to move Japan away from fascism and its continued military occupations and engagements. Democracy would gradually return to Japan and its puppets.
  • With the exception of Korea, Japan would remain in tact.

Telephone Numbers of Alaska

Calling Codes (Russian America)

New calling codes of Russian America.

Links
General History
  • With most of the Imperial Russian telecommunication connections remaining in tact after decades of separation, Alaska and the Soviet Union are incorporated into a single calling code (+7).
  • A similar system was developed in North America (+1), with most Alaskans and Soviets believing such a connection would be beneficial in communicating with families.
Telephone Numbers Outside Alaska
  • French-speaking Canada may remain out of the NANP and join the rest of Latin America and use a +5 code. "+50" seems like an ideal fit, since it doesn't exist in OTL, and all of the +50x codes (e.g., Central America and the Falklands) don't exist here.
  • Tibet (being closer to India) would likely be a part of the +9 code family.

Russian Dialects of Alaska

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Говорите по-русски на Аляски.

Sources and Links

Generalization of Key Dialects

  • Northern Alaskan Russian Dialects
    • «В» pronounced as [w~u̯] and [f] in devoiced positions («вэканье»).
    • «Г» pronounced as [g] and [k] in devoiced positions.
    • Unstressed «О» are reduced (аканье).
    • Influenced by Ninilchik Russian and Central Russian.
    • Inclusion of English and Native (Aleut, Tlingit, etc.) loan words and translations.
    • Example
      • Новоархангельск
      • Standard Russian = /novoarkhangelsk/
      • Northern Alaskan = /nowoarkhangelsk/

Yefimoks and Sotkas

Useful links: Grammatical Cases
  • The yefimok (ефимок; pl. ефимки, yefimki) will be the national currency for Alaska. It will be subdivided into 100 sotka(s) (сотка; pl. сотки, sotki).
    • The name is in reference to the Joachimsthaler, which was a European currency which also acted as the base for the dollar, the peso, the leu/lev, and the yen.
    • The name sotka is an [archaic] term which once referred to one-hundredth of something (i.e., "cent"). It is a [partial] cognate to the Bulgarian stotinka and the [former] Slovenian stotin.
      • The original meaning would remain in Alaska. This name (in contemporary Russian) is also the name for Pogs (giving some relevance to this word being used for coins).
  • Ефимок = еф = Ƒ or ƒ
  • The word kozha (кожа; pl. кожи, kozhi; lit. "skins") may be used as a slang term for a yefimok (similar to "buck" in American English).

Currency Designs (WIP)

Coins (circulating)
  • 5¢ — Copper
  • 10¢ — Copper
  • 25¢ — Silver
  • 50¢ — Silver
  • ƒ1 — Gold
Banknotes (circulating)
  • ƒ5 — Film and Television (blue)
  • ƒ10 — Sports (red)
  • ƒ25 — Arts and Literature (yellow)
  • ƒ50 — Music (purple)
  • ƒ100 — Science and Technology (green)
Portrait Ideas
Links

Ice Hockey in Russian America

[Mezh]Kontinental Hockey League

Participating Nations — 36 Teams
Map of the KHL (Russian America)

Nations with participating clubs/teams in the MHL.

Eastern Conference

Chernyshev Division (Дивизион Чернышёва, Divizion Chernyshyova) — 6 Teams
Gretzky Division (Дивизион Грецкого, Divizion Gretskogo) — 6 Teams
Savchuk Division (Дивизион Савчука, Divizion Savchuka) — 6 Teams

Western Conference

Bobrov Division (Дивизион Боброва, Divizion Bobrova) — 6 Teams
Kharlamov Division (Дивизион Харламова, Divizion Kharlamova) — 6 Teams
Tarasov Division (Дивизион Тарасова, Divizion Tarasova) — 6 Teams

Gagarin Cup Finalists

Year Gold medal icon Winning Team Games Silver medal icon Losing Team
2009 Flag of the Russian Federation (1997 proposal, alternate) Ak Bars Kazan (WC) 4 — 3 Flag of Alaska (Russian America) HC Zheleznaya Doroga (EC)
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014 Flag of Alaska (Russian America) Troll Ross (EC) 4 — 3 Flag of the Czech Republic Lev Praha (WC)
2015
2016 Flag of Ukraine HC Donbass (WC) 4 — 2 Flag of Alaska (Russian America) Bogatyr New Archangel (EC)
2017
2018 Flag of Alaska (Russian America) Krolen Sonoma Governorate (EC) 4 — 3 Flag of the Russian Federation (1997 proposal, alternate) Ak Bars Kazan (WC)

KEY PEOPLE

Expanded Table

Division Team City Founded Joined
Eastern Conference
Chernyshev  Admiral Vladivostok  Flag of the Russian Federation (1997 proposal, alternate) Vladivostok 2013
 Amur Khabarovsk  Flag of the Russian Federation (1997 proposal, alternate) Khabarovsk 1966 2009
 Avangard Omsk  Flag of the Russian Federation (1997 proposal, alternate) Omsk 1950 2009
 Barys Astana  Flag of Kazakhstan Nur-Sultan 1999 2009
 Sibir Novosibirsk  Flag of the Russian Federation (1997 proposal, alternate) Novosibirsk 1962 2009
 "Kharbin"  Flag of Manchuria (Russian America) Kharbin 19xx 20xx
Gretsky  Bogatyr New Archangel  Flag of Alaska (Russian America) New Archangel 19xx 20xx
 Dag New Westminster  Flag of Alaska (Russian America) New Westminster 194x 2009
 Klondayk Doroshingrad  Flag of Alaska (Russian America) Doroshingrad 199x 20xx
 Zakatchik Nooshagak  Flag of Alaska (Russian America) Nooshagak 193x 2009
 "Iron Road"  Flag of Alaska (Russian America) Prince George 19xx 20xx
 "Kenai"  Flag of Alaska (Russian America) Nikolayevsk-Amerikansky 19xx 20xx
Savchuk  Krolen Zavalishino  Flag of Alaska (Russian America) Zavalishino 199x 200x
 Krylya Svobody Novospokansk  Flag of Alaska (Russian America) Novospokansk 1947* 201x
 Vozhd Siatl Duwamps  Flag of Alaska (Russian America) Duwamps 194x 2009
 "HKKV"  Flag of Alaska (Russian America) Vladikaskady 19xx 2009
 "Kuskovo"  Flag of Alaska (Russian America) Kuskovo 199x 20xx
 "Troll"  Flag of Alaska (Russian America) Ross 196x 2009
Western Conference
Bobrov  Dinamo Riga  Flag of Latvia Riga 2009
 Donbass  Flag of Ukraine Donetsk 2005 2012
 Lev Prague  Flag of the Czech Republic Prague 2012





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Alaskan Hockey Clubs/Teams

  • In Russian, the names of sports teams are Always Capitalized (akin to English).
Alyaskinsky Korol Kenai Governorate — Nikolayevsk-Amerikansky
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Crab Sports Logo.

  • Russian — «Аляскинский Король» Кенайская губерния
    • "Alyaskinsky Korol" Kenayskaya guberniya
  • English — Kenai Alaskan King(s)
  • Colors Black   Red   Blue   Brown   White 
  • Nicknames
    • Crabs (Крабы, Kraby)
    • Kings (Короли, Koroli)
  • Notes
    • May have been a relocated team.
Bogatyr New Archangel — New Archangel
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Bogatyr Sports Logo

  • Russian — «Богатырь» Новоархангельск
    • "Bogatyr" Novoarkhangelsk
    • (see Bogatyr)
  • English — New Archangel Hero
  • Colors Red   Black   White   Grey 
  • Nicknames
    • Heroes (Богатыри, Bogatyri)
  • Notes
Dag New Westminster — New Westminster
Vancouver Canucks logo

Vancouver Canucks Logo.

  • Russian — «Даг» Нью-Вестминстер
    • "Dag" Nyu-Vestminster
  • English — New Westminster Doug(s)
  • Colors Blue   Green   White 
  • Nicknames
    • Dougs (Даги, Dagi)
    • Lumberjacks (Лесоруб, Lesorub; Дровосеки, Drovoseki)
  • Notes
HKKV — Vladikaskady
Portlandbuckaroos

Portland Buckaroos Logo

  • Russian — Хоккейный Клуб Казацкого Войска (ХККВ)
    • Khokkeyny Klub Kazatskogo Voysko (KhKKV)
    • (see CSKA and SKA)
  • English — "Hockey Club of the Cossack Host"
  • Colors Green   Yellow   Blue 
  • Nicknames
    • Buckaroos (Бакару, Bakaru)
    • Host (Войско, Voysko)
    • Cossacks (Казаки, Kazaki)
  • Notes
    • One of the oldest hockey teams in Alaska (early 1900s?).
    • Founded as a sport club of the "Columbia Cossack Host."
Klondayk — Davydovsk
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Dawson City Nuggets Logo

  • Russian — Клондайк
    • Klondayk
  • English — Klondike
  • Colors Black   Gold   White   Grey 
  • Nicknames
    • Nuggets (Самородки, Samorodki)
    • Prospectors (Старатели, Starateli)
    • Bumblebees (Шмели, Shmeli)
  • Notes
Krolen Sonoma Governorate — Zavalishino
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Jackalope Sports Logo

  • Russian — «Кролень» Сономская губерния
  • English — Sonoma Jackalope(s)
  • Colors Red   Brown   Orange   White 
  • Nicknames
  • Notes
Krylya Svobody — Novospokansk (formerly Moscow)
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Krylya Sovetov Moscow Logo

  • Russian — Крылья Свободы (КС)
    • Krylya Svobody (KS)
  • English — Wings of Liberty or Liberty's Wings
  • Colors Red   Blue   Light Blue   White 
  • Nicknames
    • Wings (Крылья, Krylya)
    • Rats (Крысы, Krysy) (likely to become archaic)
    • Soviets (Советы, Sovety)
  • Notes
    • Rather than going bankrupt (as IOTL), the indebted club is sold.
    • An Alaskan firm purchases the club (as an expansion team) and relocates them to Novospokansk.
    • Instead of completely rebranding the club, it was agreed to simply "Alaskanize" the name.
      • SovietLiberty (Freedom)
    • Kevin Cheveldayoff may be the current general manager of the team.
Troll Ross — Ross
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Troll Sports Logo

  • Russian — «Тролль» Росс
    • "Troll" Ross
  • English — Ross Troll(s)
  • Colors Light Blue   Blue   White 
  • Nicknames
    • Trolls (Тролли, Trolli)
  • Notes
    • The name is in reference to trolls of Norse mythology.
      • Connected by Ross' name coming from the Rus'.
      • Controversy may also exist, as they name could be construed as being anti-Semitic.
        • This more so if Jewish Alaskans played a key role in the team's founding.
    • As of recent, the Trololo song of Eduard Khil may become an unofficial anthem of the team.
    • Anže Kopitar may be the current team captain.
    • Wayne Gretzky may have been a former player.
Zakatchik Nooshagak — Nooshagak
EdmontonOilersRigger

Old Edmonton Oilers Logo.

  • Russian — «Закатчик» Нушагак
    • "Zakatchik" Nushagak
    • From закатать (to seal/close).
    • Loosely translates as "canner" or "packer"
  • English — Nooshagak Worker(s) or Nooshagak Packer(s)
  • Colors Blue   Red   Brown   White 
  • Nicknames
    • Packers (Закатчики, Zakatchiki)
    • Reds (Красные, Krasnyye)
  • Notes
    • Founded during the Alaskan Socialist Republic (1920s).
    • The team was originally comprised of [canning] factory workers (hence its name).
    • Was once seen as a pariah and barred from federal competitions (due to its communist origins).
    • Wayne Gretzky may have been a former player.
      • If so, he would help propel the team from being a pariah and into a great team.
Vozhd Siatl Duwamps — Duwamps
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Hawk Sports Logo.

  • Russian — «Вождь Сиатль» Дувампс
    • "Vozhd Siatl" Duvamps
  • English — Duwamps Chief Seattle
  • Colors Green   Black   White   Grey 
  • Nicknames
    • Chiefs (Вожди, Vozhdi)
    • Indians (Индейцы, Indeytsy)
    • Totems (Тотемы, Totemy)
  • Notes
Zheleznaya Doroga — Prince George
SpokaneEmpire

Spokane Empire Logo.

  • Russian — Железная Дорога
    • Zheleznaya Doroga
  • English — Iron Road
    • Direct English translation from Russian.
  • Colors Orange   Black   Grey   White 
  • Nicknames
  • Notes
    • The name glorifies Prince George being a railway hub within Alaska (both past and present).
    • Mike Ilitch may have been the former team owner.

Other Sports of Alaska

Association Football (MLS, A-League)
  • Potential League Name
    • First Division (Первый дивизион, Pervy divizion)
      • 1st Division (1-ый дивизион, 1-y divizion)
        • 1st (1-ый, 1-y)
Gridiron Football (NFL, CFL, LFA)
Football Field Sizes (Russian America)

Field Size Comparison?

  • решеточный футбол (reshetochny futbol) — Gridiron Football (literal translation)
  • Potential League Name
    • Русско-американская футбольная лига/ассоциация (РАФЛ/РАФА)
      • Russko-amerikanskaya futbolnaya liga/assotsiatsiya (RAFL/RAFA)
    • Russian American Football League/Association (RAFL/RAFA)
  • The aforementioned name may also allude to a variant of [gridiron] football that was developed in the early 1900s in Russian America (Russian Empire). The name could also be another way to distinguish "North American football" with "European football."
Cricket
Olympics

Sports Outside Alaska

Logo LNH

LNH Logo.

AmericanHockeyLeaguelogo

AHL Logo.

  • The National Hockey League (or LNH in French) would still be established in the Russian America timeline, but as a French-speaking league of Canada (Quebec).
    • Due to the cultural and language barrier, the league would not expand beyond their national borders. Exceptions may exist for Acadia and New England (which have French-speaking communities).
  • Without the NHL, the United States would develop their own hockey league. The American Hockey League (AHL) may develop into such a league.
    • Borealia (as well as Acadia) would either be absorbed into the AHL (similar to OTL) or develop their own league.
  • Canadian Football (at least in name) may be butterflied out of the timeline. Early forms developed in Ontario would [likely] be merged into the wider American Football. Since most of the circumstances leading to CF were of Anglo-origin, it would be unlikely to develop in Canada-Quebec (which may adopt a more Americanized format). If anything, a CF-like game would have more luck developing in Acadia.
    • "Acadian Football"

Governmental and Judicial Structure of Alaska

Electoral College

Electoral College of Alaska (Russian America)

Electoral College of Alaska.

  • Governoratewide Rules (Всегубернские правила, ВГП) — Similar to the status quo of the United States electoral college. Whomever wins the majority of the vote in a governorate shall win all that governorate's electoral votes.
  • Congressional District Rules (Съездовско-окружные правила, CОП) — Also known as American Rules (Американские правила), this system is comparable to those used in Maine and Nebraska. Five of the electoral votes are given to the candidate whom wines the majority of the governorate's votes. The remaining electors are awarded to the popular vote winner of each of that governorate's congressional districts. Unlike the US, gerrymandering is not a serious issue.
  • Proportional Rules (Пропорциональные правила, ПП) — This system is not used in the US. All of the electoral votes are given proportionally to the total votes of each candidate. An alternative could be that five of the votes are automatically given to the popular vote winner (given them a boost).
Links

Congressional Districts

The "congressional districts" of Alaska are numbered (akin to the United States) instead of named after a geographic location (akin to the Commonwealth Realm).

All of Alaska's 361 seats/districts are numbered on a national level (instead of on a gubernial level). The numbered districts are chosen alphabetically (in Russian) and are given the number of districts that they receive after each census.

In short, "district 1" will always be in Idaho (Айдахская губ.) and "district 361" will always be in Yakutat (Якутатская губ.).

Terminology
  • [General] Congressional District — Общесъездовский округ (obshchesyezdivsky okrug)
    • Abbreviation — ОСО (OSO)
  • 1st Congressional District — 1-ый ОСО (1-y OSO)
    • ОСО №1 (OSO #1) (alternative)
List of Districts by Governorate (current congress)
  • Flag of Idaho (Russian America) Idaho (Айдахская губ.) — 18 seats (1st – 18th)
  • Flag of Aleutia (Russian America) Aleutia (Алеутская губ.) — 6 seats (19th – 24th)
  • Flag of Bering (Russian America) Bering (Беринговская губ.) — 7 seats (25th – 31st)
  • Flag of the Far North (Russian America) Far North (Дальнесеверная губ.) — 5 seats (32nd – 36th)
  • Flag of Kodiak (Russian America) Kodiak (Кадьякская губ.) — 8 seats (37th – 44th)
  • Flag of Kenai (Russian America) Kenai (Кенайская губ.) — 26 seats (45th – 70th)
  • Flag of Columbia (Russian America) Columbia (Колумбийская губ.) — 50 seats (71st – 120th)
  • Flag of New Irkutsk (Russian America) New Irkutsk (Новоиркутская губ.) — 8 seats (121st – 128th)
  • Flag of New Caledonia (Russian America) New Caledonia (Новокаледонская губ.) — 30 seats (129th – 158th)
  • Flag of Oregon (Russian America) Oregon (Орегонская губ.) — 42 seats (159th – 200th)
  • Flag of Vancouver Island Vancouver Island (губ. Острова Ванкувера) — 11 seats (201st – 211th)
  • Flag of the Queen Charlotte Islands (Russian America) Queen Charlotte Islands (губ. Островов Королев Шарлотт) — 7 seats (212th – 218th)
  • Flag of Sitka (Russian America) Sitka (Ситкинская губ.) — 28 seats (219th – 246th)
  • California Lone Star Flag 1836 Sonoma (Сономская губ.) — 60 seats (247th – 306th)
  • Flag of Tongass (Russian America) Tongass (Тонгасская губ.) — 13 seats (307th – 319th)
  • Flag of Shelikof (Russian America) Shelikof (Шелиховская губ.) — 24 seats (320th – 343rd)
  • Flag of Yukon (Russian America) Yukon (Юконская губ.) — 12 seats (344th – 355th)
  • Flag of Yakutat (Russian America) Yakutat (Якутатская губ.) — 6 seats (356th – 361st)

Judiciary and Law

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Map of Alaskan Legal Systems (Russian America)

Legal Systems by Governorate.

  • Alaska's legal system will be based on Russian Civil Law.
  • The Judicial Reforms of Alexander II have been preserved. Along with influences from Anglo-American Common Law, jury trials will be a common feature (roughly similar to those in the United States).
    • Along with "guilty" and "not guilty," Alaskan juries are allowed a third possible verdict: "guilty with no punishment."
  • The governorates of Columbia, the Queen Charlotte Islands, and Vancouver Island would retain elements of British Common Law.
    • This system was initiated by Alexander II, who was inspired by the precedents set by the United Kingdom in regards to Canada (Quebec Act) and South Africa (Law of South Africa).
    • Codification is less prominent in these governorates (though still used). Instead, precedents are set by gubernial judges (which become de facto laws).
    • Federal codification supersedes gubernial precedents (opposite those of Louisiana and Quebec).
    • Because judges have more sway over laws in these governorates, judgeships may be a democratically elected office.
  • The highest court in Alaska shall be the Supreme Court (Верховный Суд, Verkhovny Sud), which acts as both the constitutional court and the court of last resort. The Supreme Court of the United States and the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation will serve as models for this body.
    • This body will be comprised of 9-15 justices (with one serving as the Chief Justice).
    • Justices are nominated by the sitting President and confirmed by the Senate.
    • Justices would either serve for life (USA), required to resign at a certain age (Russia), or are given term limits (Mexico).

Potential Justices of the Supreme Court

Headcanon
Potential
Former

https://www.quora.com/How-does-the-Louisiana-legal-system-differ-from-the-rest-of-the-nation

Anglo-Alaskan Governorates
  • Civil Code/Law = Common Law
  • Criminal Code/Law = Civil Law?
Louisiana/Quebec
  • Civil Code/Law = Civil Law?
  • Criminal Code/Law = Common Law?

Names of Alaska (For Fun... Again)

  Direct Translation
Alaskan Nation
Language Official Name Colloquial Name Abbreviation
 Flag of South Africa Afrikaans Alaskiese Demokratiese Federale Republiek Alaska ADFR
 Flag Anglish Alaskish Folkship Bound Ledewealth Alaska AFBL
Shoulderlandish Folkship Bound Ledewealth (Greater Anglish) Shoulderland SFBL
 Flag of Saudi Arabia Arabic الجمهورية ألاسكا الديمقراطية الاتحادية
(al-jumhūriyya ʾalāskā d-dimuqrāṭiyya l-ittiḥādiyya)
ألاسكا
(ʾalāskā)
n/a
الجمهورية الألاسكي الديمقراطية الاتحادية
(al-jumhūriyya al-ʾalāski d-dimuqrāṭiyya l-ittiḥādiyya)
 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgarian Аляска Демократична Федеративна Република
(Alyaska Demokratichna Federativna Republika)
Аляска
(Alyaska)
АДФР
(ADFR)
 Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Alaskische Democratische Federatieve Republiek Alaska ADFR
 Flag of the United Kingdom English Alaskan Democratic Federative Republic Alaska ADFR
 Flag of Finland Finnish Alaskan demokraattinen liittotasavalta Alaska ADLT
 Flag of France French République fédérative démocratique de l'Alaska Alaska RFDA
République fédérative démocratique alaskienne
 Flag of Germany German Alaskische Demokratische Föderative Republik Alaska ADFR
 Flag of Greece Greek Λαϊκή Ομοσπονδιακή Δημοκρατία της Αλάσκας
(Laïkí Omospondiakí Dēmokratíā tis Aláskas)
Αλάσκα
(Aláska)
ΛΟΔΑ
(LODA)
Αλάσκανή Λαϊκή Ομοσπονδιακή Δημοκρατία
(Aláskaní Laïkí Omospondiakí Dēmokratíā)
ΑΛΟΔ
(ALOD)
 Flag of Hawaii Hawaiian Lepupalika Pekelala Kemokalaka o ʻĀlaka ‘Ālaka n/a
 Flag of Israel Hebrew הרפובליקה הדמוקרטית הפדרלית האלסקית
(ha-republika ha-demokrat'it ha-fédéralit ha-aláskit)
אלסקה
(aláska)
n/a
 Flag of Italy Italian Repubblica Federativa Democratica dell'Alaska Alaska RFDA
Repubblica Federativa Democratica Alaskana
 Flag of Japan Japanese アラスカ民主連邦共和国 (Kanji and Kana)
アラスカみんしゅれんぽうきょうわこく (Kana)
(arasuka minshu renpō kyōwakoku)
アラスカ
(arasuka)
n/a
金山民主連邦共和国 (Kanji)
きんざんみんしゅれんぽうきょうわこく (Kana)
(kinzan minshu renpō kyōwakoku)
金山 (Kanji)
きんざん (Kana)
(kinzan)
 Flag of South Korea Korean 알래스카민주주의연방공화국 (Hangul)
阿拉斯加民主主義聯邦共和國 (Hanja)
(allaeseuka minjujuui yeonbang gonghwaguk)
알래스카 (Hangul)
阿拉斯加 (Hanja)
(allaeseuka)
n/a
금산민주주의연방공화국 (Hangul)
金山民主主義聯邦共和國 (Hanja)
(geumsan minjujuui yeonbang gonghwaguk)
금산 (Hangul)
金山 (Hanja)
(geumsan)
 Flag of the People's Republic of China Mandarin 阿拉斯加民主主義聯邦共和國 (Traditional)
阿拉斯加民主主义联邦共和国 (Simplified)
(ālāsījiā mínzhǔzhǔyì liánbāng gònghéguó)
阿拉斯加
(ālāsījiā)
n/a
金山民主主義聯邦共和國 (Traditional)
金山民主主义联邦共和国 (Simplified)
(jīnshān mínzhǔzhǔyì liánbāng gònghéguó)
金山
(jīnshān)
 Flag of Poland Polish Alaskanka Demokratyczna Federacyjna Republika Alaska ADFR
 Flag of Portugal Portuguese República Federativa Democrática do Alasca Alasca RFDA
República Federativa Democrática Alasquiana
 Flag of Romania Romanian Republica Federativă Democrată Alaskană Alaska RFDA
 Flag of Russia Russian Аляскинская Демократическая Федеративная Республика
(Alyaskinskaya Demokraticheskaya Federativnaya Respublika)
Аляска
(Alyaska)
АДФР
(ADFR)
 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992) Serbo-Croatian Аљаска Демократска Федеративна Република (Cyrillic)
Aljaska Demokratska Federativna Republika (Latin)
Аљаска
Aljaska
АДФР
ADFR
 Flag of Spain Spanish República Federativa Democrática de Alaska Alaska RFDA
República Federativa Democrática Alaskeña
 Flag of Sweden Swedish Alaskanska demokratiska federativa republiken Alaska ADFR
 Flag of the Philippines Tagalog Demokratikong Pederal na Republika ng Alaska Alaska DPRA
 Flag of Ukraine Ukrainian Аляскінська Демократична Федеративна Республіка
(Aljaskins'ka Demokratična Federativna Respublika)
Аляска
(Aljaska)
АДФР
(ADFR)
 Flag of Israel Yiddish c/s אלאסקע
(alaske)
n/a


Alaskan Capital

  • Flag of Bulgaria Bulgarian — Новоархангелск (Novoarhangelsk)
  • Flag of the People's Republic of China Chinese — 新阿尔汉格尔斯克 (xīn ā'ěrhàngé'ěrsīkè)
  • Flag of Denmark DanishNy Arkhangelsk
  • Flag of the Netherlands DutchNieuw-Archangelsk
  • Flag of the United Kingdom English — New Archangel
  • Flag of Italy ItalianNuovo Arcangelo
  • Flag of Japan Japanese — ノヴォアルハンゲリスク (novoaruhangerisuku)
  • Flag of Poland PolishNowoarchangielsk
  • Flag of Portugal PortugueseNovo Arcangel
  • Flag of Russia Russian — Новоархангельск (Novoarkhangelsk)
  • Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992) Serbo-Croatian — Новоархангељск / Novoarhangelsk
  • Flag of Spain SpanishNuevo Arcángel
  • Flag of Ukraine Ukrainian — Новоархангельськ (Novoarkhanhelsk)

Culture of Alaska (For Colgan Dog‎)

Language
The vast majority of Alaskans speak Russian as their first language. The Cyrillic alphabet is prevalent across the nation (unique in the New World). Alaskans view the world from a Russian understanding (e.g., six continents, with Eurasia being a single one). Most Alaskan businesses and signs are written exclusively in Cyrillic, though other language options are available upon request.
English is the largest minority language. The number of first-language speakers have been in decline for decades, but the number of second-language speakers has been rapidly increasing.
Medical Cure
Alaska is on par with any other modern nation (in regards to medicine), with an increased interest in alternative medicines (akin to North America).
There may also exist skepticism towards modern medicine (akin to Eastern and Northern Europe), with many Alaskans opting against such treatment (e.g., anti-vaccination) and favoring others (e.g., religion and mysticism; see Grigory Rasputin). Such practices could be more extreme compared to their North American neighbors, but more likely on par.
Religion
Alaska is a majority Eastern Orthodox nation (the only one in the New World). An autocephalous church would operate in Alaska (akin to the Orthodox Church in America of OTL), and would incorporate non-Russian practices (due to Alaska being a melting pot).
Religiosity in Alaska would be on par with its North American neighbors (between 60% to 90% being religious). This would be far greater than in Eurasia (making Alaska more religious than the lands of the former Russian Empire). In contrast to the Soviet Union (which looked down upon religion), Alaskans would hold onto it (in spite of the USSR).
Child-Rearing Methods
Alaskan families would be fairly similar to those of its neighbors. It is generally considered "normal" for a couple to be married before having children, and parents are "expected" to have 2.5 children. Abortion and divorce are legal in Alaska, but are considered taboo and [often] frowned upon (much like North America). Same-sex marriage was recently legalized in Alaska, yet LGBTQ rights are still being worked out.
Children are raised to think independently and to express themselves. While there would be no legal/cultural basis to this, most in the Russian-speaking world tend to view Alaskan parents as being too "laid-back" and allowing their children to do anything (in a manner of speaking).
The most notable difference between Alaskan and Russian households is that Alaskan families tend to be limited to two generations (i.e., parents and children), as opposed to the Soviet norm of having three (parents, children, and grandparents).
Food
Alaskan cuisine would be a blend of Russian and North American foods (with some immigrant tastes thrown in). Not much more I can add without copy-pasting Wikipedia (so feel free to look it up).
Southern Alaska would be dominated by farming and agricultural diets (wheat and beef). Northern and coastal Alaska would be dominated by fishing (salmon, cod, crabs, lobsters, etc.). Fish would likely be the most consumed meat in Alaska. In Ross (if not Sonoma as a whole), wine would likely be favored (as this region holds the most noted vineyards of California).
A noted difference would be that Alaska would've capitalized and commercialize upon their cuisine (FAR more so than in Russia). Speaking personally, I imagine blinis (and other Russian "pancakes wraps") being very popular and becoming a very iconic food for the nation (both nationally and globally). Just as burgers and tacos have blended to become very individualized and Americanized, I could see blinis doing the same in Alaska (and elsewhere). I also see kvass becoming a very popular drink and competing with [American] sodas (being regarded on par with sweat tea, lemonade, and root beer). Due to kvass having a similar composition and taste as beer/cider (just having low-alcohol), it may have been targeted during Prohibition (as well as combined xenophobia). It may also be possible that Alaskan kvass has been made non-alcoholic (similar to root beer).
(UPDATE 2019) I came across this map a while back. It's very much possible that wine would be the preferred alcoholic beverage of Southern Alaska. Wine may not have the same connotations that exist in the United States (i.e., classy) and would be more widely available (akin to Australian goons?).
Folk Art
Similar to the United States (and North America as a whole), Alaskan folk art and folklore would be a combination of those of immigrants, pioneers, and natives. In this case, we'd see more of a Russian (and Slavic) flair with Alaska.
I'm not much of an expert on this to give concrete examples. But speaking personally and basically, my guess is that Alaska could have a Cossack-esque feel in their folklore (due to their similarities). That being a pioneering people (on the fringes of the Empire) which value this freedom (I may be pulling this out of nowhere, so take it as is).
I also could see polka being very mainstream in Alaska, perhaps to the point of surpassing Poland [Czechia] as the "home of polka" (if conceivable). I say this because several artists of OTL (Lawrence Welk, Frankie Yankovic, and [of course] "Weird Al" Yankovic) would likely be Alaskan ITTL. I'm comparing this to how square dancing originated in England, but has become a de facto American thing.
Native American traditions of the Pacific Northwest would be retained and polarized in Alaska (akin to Canada). This would include the iconic totem poles and art (it's really beautiful, check it out).
As for detailed specifics, it has been headcanon that bigfoot (or [at least] the concept of it) would become something of a national personification and beloved icon. I've also believed that people like Emilio Kosterlitzky (as well as other Cossack settlers) may be regarded as folk heroes.
Celebrations
Much like the rest of the world, Christmas would be the biggest holiday in Alaska. However, Alaskan Christmas would follow Eastern Orthodox traditions and would continue to operate as it did in the Russian Empire before the Revolution (and how its currently celebrated in Greece and Cyprus; the only Orthodox nations to avoid communism). Christmas would not be a single day, but a 12 days-long event (where the saying "12 Days of Christmas" comes from).
Christmas begins on December 25, which (for the most part) focuses solely on the birth of Jesus. It won't be until January 1 (New Years Day, St. Basil's Day) that Santa Claus/Ded Moroz visits all the good children of the world and gives them presents under a "New Years Tree." The holiday finally ends on January 6 (when Jesus was baptized). It should be noted that while "Santa Claus" (Ded Moroz) would've been Americanized in Alaska (as is the case in many areas today), Russian and other elements would remain visible in Alaska (such as Snegurochka being present along side the American elves and Misses Claus). Just like the rest of the world, Christmas (or rather New Years) would be a mostly secular holiday.
Outside Christmas, Alaska would celebrate most holidays that are prevalent in Russia, North America, and the world. Those of interest would be March 8 (Alaska's Independence Day) and a holiday in July which commemorates the voyage of Vitus Bering (which would be combination of the Fourth of July and Columbus Day).
In the Ninilchik dialect of Russian, Halloween is referred to as Koshachy Prazdnik (Кошачий Праздник, lit. "Cat's Holiday"). Not too sure of the etymological origins and significance of this (but I love the name, regardless). Halloween in Alaska may associate more cats into their imagery.
Jokes
While this is more on anecdotal evidence, I personally believe Alaskans would have a very pronounced sense of humor (perhaps being regarded as "more lively" than their Eastern European counterparts). This is mostly due to the wide range of comedic talents who'd be Alaskan ITTL (too many to name just a few).
Much like North America (and the world), Alaskan humor would tend to focus on reality and life in general (can't really name specifics).
It has also been headcanon that the entertainment industry (not just comedy) would be seen as more "controversial" compared to their North American neighbors. This would be due to an anti-Soviet mentality towards free speech and freedom of expression, resulting in a liberalization of media (to an extent). I like to compare this to the Czech reality show Holiday in the Protectorate, which caused a lot of debate when it was released.
Manners
Manners and etiquette in Alaska would likely be remnants of those in Russia. Not much more I can add. The only noticeable difference would be that Alaskans are less xenophobic than Russians (by comparison). This is due to many Alaskans being the descendants of Russian and Soviet refugees, as well as more years open to the world.
Clothes and Dressing
Modern Alaskan clothing would be on par with the rest of the Western World. Formal wear being suits and ties for men, dresses for women. Casual ware for both sexes. There would not exist a stigma for women to wear pants (etc.).
Traditional Slavic and Cossack garments would be seen as old fashioned, but perhaps incorporated to a degree in modern Alaskan clothing.
I'd also like to add, the Gopnik (i.e., the Slav meme going around) and the all-Adidas wardrobe would not exist in Alaska (as this developed in the USSR). So the two should not be mixed. One of the inventors of modern jeans (Jacob W. Davis) would be Alaskan ITTL, so they may play a major role. There's also the potential that sunglasses would be very popular in Columbia (as they are IOTL's BC and Washington). This may translate into Alaska as a whole, or this may remain a predominantly Doug image (not too sure).
Work Schedules
Alaskans work Monday thru Friday (9 to 5), Saturdays and Sundays off (just like North America). I don't really see much difference existing here.
Sports
Been working on this for over a year now. Ice hockey would be the number one sport in Alaska, due especially to prominent players of Russian descent (such as Wayne Gretzky). Alaska would likely surpass Canada/Borealia (ITTL) as the most prominent hockey nation.
The major North American sports are also very popular and become so as a sign of continental unity. Basketball, American football, and baseball would be the next popular sports.
The Dougs (especially during Russian rule) viewed baseball and gridiron football as being the "Russian's game", and preferred to back the British equivalents. Soccer and cricket would be introduced through the Dougs. While soccer would also grow from interactions with Russia and Mexico, cricket would expand in Alaska (where IOTL it sizzled), making Alaska the only major market for the sport in North America.

Christmas in Alaska

Links

Calendar Differences

The most significant difference to note is that the Orthodox Church in Alaska (OCA) does not use the Julian Calendar (which is still used by the Russian Orthodox Church). The Revised Julian Calendar would be adopted in the early 1900s, both to distinguish themselves from Russia, and to be more in line with their continental neighbors. For all intense and purposes, Alaska's liturgical calendar is in sync with it's secular calendar (December 25 is the same day for both).

Christmas or New Year?

Alaska's "Christmas" would be celebrated on January 1 (New Year) instead of December 25. The primary reason is that some sources claim that the Russian Empire celebrated New Year as their primary holiday (as opposed to the Soviets, which simply retained it). But I've received conflicting information regarding this. If this proves to be false, than I still feel confident Alaska would (or should) still celebrate New Years, as this would keep them in sync with Russia and [ironically] Greece (which also celebrates this day).

Ded Moroz [et al.]

Prior to the Russian Revolution, the Russian Empire had already established Ded Moroz (Grandfather Frost) as the titular Christmas gift-bringer. Because of this, Ded Moroz would continue to be the gift-bringer for Alaskan children. Unlike in the Soviet Union, the Alaskan Ded Moroz would gradually incorporate elements from the American Santa Claus, to the point that both characters are indistinguishable by today (except in name). The Alaskan Ded Moroz would [mostly] wear red clothing and is more "jolly" than his Russian counterpart.

Just as the American Santa Claus is a combination of many Christmas traditions from Europe (due to immigration), the Alaskan Ded Moroz would work on a similar system. The name Santa-Klaus and Nikolay (Saint Nicholas) would commonly be used as an alternative name. Vasily and Agios Vasilis may also be used, in reference to Saint Basil (the gift-bringer of Cyprus and Greece).

Just like in the Soviet Union, the character Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) would be canonically the granddaughter of Ded Moroz and his primary helper. Despite this tradition being established by the Soviets in the 1950s, I feel it would spread over into Alaska very easily (especially since Snegurochka had already played a separate role during the Russian holidays before the Revolution).

Along with Snegurochka, the Alaskan Ded Moroz would likely include additional characters from the American Santa Claus. This would include a workforce of elves, a flying sleigh powered by eight/nine magical reindeer, and a wife ("Baba Moroz"?).

Due to the level of "Santafication" of the Alaskan Ded Moroz, the the European détente would not exist within the Alaskan consciousness. For Alaskan children, the American Santa Claus and the Russian Ded Moroz are the same character as their Ded Moroz (with the naming differences and appearance being minor).

Svyatki (The Holidays)

Unlike the Western World, the period between December 25 and January 6 is a period known as Svyatki (Christmastide), which is 12 days of various holidays and customs.

December 25 is known as Rozhdestvo (Christmas). Unlike in the West, Alaskan Christmas is [predominantly] a religious holiday (though gift exchanges are still common). It is not until January 1 (New Year) when Ded Moroz and Snegurochka visit the children of the world and leave gifts underneath their yolka (Christmas Tree). The practice of celebrating New Year like Western Christmas dates back to the Russian Empire, but would've also been solidified by the Soviet Union and Greece. Svyatki would end on January 6 (Epiphany).

Key Terms to Remember

  • Ded Moroz (Дед Мороз) — Grandfather Frost (see Santa Claus).
  • Novy god (Новый год) — New Year (January 1)
  • Rozhdestvo (Рождество) — Christmas (December 25)
  • Snegurochka (Снегурочка) — Snow Maiden; granddaughter and helper of Ded Moroz.
  • Svyatki (Святки) — The holiday period between December 25 and January 6.
  • Yolka (Ёлка) — A fir tree which is decorated (see Christmas Tree).

New POD Details

  • Hippolyte Bouchard would make a stop at Fort Ross in 1818. The Argentinian Pirates would be allowed to purchase food and equipment before heading to Monterey. This interaction would kick-start Russian trading interests in South America, as well as mark the beginning of (informal) Russo-Argentine relations. The Spanish would use this as more justification for expelling the Russians out of California.
  • The Trienio Liberal decides to use parts of the proposed 1819 expedition force to capture the Ross Colony. It was believed that removing the Russians would boost moral, and the colony could be repurposed into a new base of operations to regain their other American colonies.
  • With this new POD, the Ukase of 1821 would be completely different. The Russians would focus more on securing their territorial claims and less of tightening trade.

Orthodox Church


  • Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria
    • His Divine Beatitude the Pope and Patriarch of the Great City of Alexandria, Libya, Pentapolis, Ethiopia, All Egypt and All Africa, Father of Fathers, Pastor of Pastors, Prelate of Prelates, the Thirteenth of the Apostles and Judge of the Ecumene.



General Ideas
  • The "Alaskan Orthodox Church" would still be known as the Orthodox Church in America. In the Russian language "America" [can] refer to the Americas as a whole (unlike in English).
  • Because of Alaska's diverse population, as well as to gain support from the other autocephalous churches, the OCA would incorporate non-Russian teachings (especially of Greek origins).
  • The OCA would claim Alaska and the rest of the Americas (and Australia) as their canonical territory.

  • Archbishop of New Archangel, Metropolitan of Alaska and All America
    • Архиепископ Новоархангельский, Митрополит Аляски и всей Америки
    • Arkhiyepiskop Novoarkhangelsky, Mitropolit Alyaski i vsey Ameriki

  • With the separation of Alaska and Russia, an autocephalous church would [more likely] exist for Alaska. Though still dominated by Russo-Slavic practices, the "Alaskan Orthodox Church" may also adopt Greek and other non-Slavic practices in order to gain international recognition and [potentially] to distance themselves from the USSR.
    • Alaskan Orthodox Church — Аляскинская православная церковь (Alyaskinskaya pravoslavnaya tserkov)


Eparchies/Dioceses

  • The old New York and Aleutian Diocese was founded in 1869 as an independent diocese for the former Russian America and expanded United States. It's original name was "Eparchy of New Archangel and Aleutians."
  • The OCA possesses ethnic dioceses. Most were established as remnants of the non-Russian dioceses of North America breaking away from their communist homelands.
Potential Geographic Eparchies
  • New Archangel (Новоархангельская епархия)

Related to Russia

Prime Ministers
Presidents

Republics of Russia

Automotive Industry of Alaska

Car Marques Sold in Alaska

The following is a generalized list of car marques (makes/brands) that may be sold in Alaska.

  • Flag of the Russian Federation (1997 proposal, alternate) Moskvitch (Москвич) — Acquired by Deloryan in the late-1990s. Introduced to Alaska as a foreign luxury brand in the 2000s. All vehicles are imported from Russia.
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Škoda (Шкода) — First introduced in the 1980s[18] and currently part of the Volkswagen Group. Due in part to Slavic favoritism, the brand gained a strong following and current models are still sold in Alaska. It may be possible that a Škoda plant operates in Alaska and that the brand outsells the flagship VW brand.

General Vehicle Lineup

Current Lineup (as of 2020 ATL)
Deloryan Gulyaka Kalikov Shashechka
Sports Car De-12 Nebo
Pony/Personal Luxury Car De-500 Romeo Mirazh Sirin
Car Subcompact
Compact De-24 Don Zhuan [De-24 R/B] Kosmos
Mid-Size De-48 Kazanova [De-48 R/B] Aura
Full-Size De-96 Lovelas [De-96 R/B] Marafon
Crossover Subcompact Grom
Compact Shalun Vid
Mid-Size Povesa Panorama
Full-Size
SUV Mini De-44V
Compact
Mid-Size
Full-Size Yukon
Minivan De-100 Lobotryas [De-100 R/B] Estafeta
Pickup Truck Subcompact De-44
Compact
Mid-Size Kutila Sonoma
Full-Size Tlinkit

Deloryan (DeLorean Motor Company)

  • PJSC Deloryan
    • ПАО «Делорян» (PAO "Deloryan")
  • Группа Делоряна (Gruppa Deloryana) — alternate name

Car Models

      Vehicles not associated with DMC of OTL and completely made-up.
      Potential additions (WIP).
Images Model Name General Information Additional Notes
Delorean DMC-12 side De-12
(Де-12)
W66virfpijy8mceibnvo De-24
(Де-24)
1991 Yugo Florida 1.3 EFI De-39
(Де-39)

~1985

F4czjrds2hx0a214z7x4 De-44
(Де-44)

1984/85
(~1980s OTL)

2019 Deloryan De-44 SUV (Russian America)
Renault 21 front 20080612 De-48
(Де-48)

~1980s

DMC-80 bus De-80
(Де-80)

~1980s

De-88
(Де-88)

>1985

  • 88 (44*2=88)
De-90
(Де-90)

>2000

84id marlin De-96
(Де-96)
1984-Italdesign-Together-01 De-100
(Де-100)

~1980s

2019 Deloryan De-100 (Russian America)
De-180
(Де-180)

>2000

2000-maserati-buran-concept De-360
(Де-360)

2001/02

MomoMirage 700 De-500
(Де-500)
De-720
(Де-720)

>2000

DMC-44 NOTES
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DMC-44 - The DeLorean off-road vehicle

DMC-44 - The DeLorean off-road vehicle

  • GENERAL IDEA
    • De-44 (Де-44) [Де сорок четыре, De sorok chetyre]
    • A four-wheel drive vehicle introduced in the mid-1980s.
    • Cab over layout.
    • Would be offered in either a pickup truck or an SUV.
      • De-44 (Де-44) — pickup
      • De-44V (Де-44В) — SUV (вагон or вэн)
  • TIMELINE SPECIFIC DETAILS
    • Would compete with the Jeep CJ, the Ford F-Series/Bronco, and other four-wheel drive vehicles of the time.
    • Unlike its competition, the De-44 (having a cab over layout) could provide a 5-door layout that the others couldn't.
    • The De-44 would (technically) be a subcompact/mini vehicle. But due to its cab over layout (allowing more occupancy space), it may be marketed as a Compact car.
    • A full-size ("Bronco Killer") could be named the "De-88" (44*2=88), while a mid-size version could be named the "De-66" (88/22=66).
    • Depending on safety issues, the cab over layout may be phased out in the late-1990s in favor of a compact hood (a similar situation took place in Japan during this time).
    • For the most part, the De-44 (and offshoots) would retain their body-on-frame layout. A new line of vehicles (the "De-360") would be introduced to fill in the unibody/crossover segments.
Work-in-Progress

Marques

Deloryan Logo (Russian America)

Deloryan Logo.


Kalikov Logo (Russian America)

Kalikov Logo.


红旗标志

Kiruda Logo.

  • Kiruda (Кируда) or MaoAZ (МаоАЗ)
    • Маоцзэдунский автомобильный завод (Maotszedunsky avtomobilny zavod)
    • [More or less] This timeline's equivalent to the FAW Group.
    • Founded in 1953 in Maotszedun (Changchun), Manchuria (USSR).
    • Under communism, they made trucks and luxury vehicles (later until 1980s).
    • In the late-1980s, MaoAZ and the USSR form a partnership with Deloryan.
      • MaoAZ to manufacture [rebadged] Deloryans for the USSR.
    • The Kiruda marque is reestablished in the 1990s as an ultra-luxury brand.
    • The word kiruda is Manchu for "red flag" (see Hongqi).[20]


Logo of Moskvich

Moskvitch Logo.

  • Moskvitch (Москвич, Moskvich) or AZLK (АЗЛК)
    • Became a Deloryan subsidiary between 1996-1998 (instead of Renault).
    • The plant in Moscow to produce Deloryans for the Russian market.
    • AZLK/Moskvitch allowed to continue their own development and production.
      • Fully re-enters Russian market by 2000s.
    • Shares Deloryan engines, technology, and rebadging.
    • Specializes in [entry-level] luxury vehicles.
    • Continues to provide the vehicles for the Moscow City Police.


Sachsenring logo

Trabant Logo.

  • Trabant (Трабант) or Sachsenring (Заксенринг, Zaksenring)
    • Purchased in the early-1990s (full subsidiary by 2000s).
    • Deloryan salvages the brand into an successful economy car marque.
    • A plant is opened in Tashkent in 1997 for Central Asia and Siberia.
    • The proposed Uni1 is green-lit.


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Yo-Mobile Logo.

Factory Locations

Headcanon
  • Flag of Alaska (Russian America) Alekseyevka — Deloryan (global HQ)
    • Central location in Alaska.
    • Hub city.
    • Location in poorer north.
    • Partially in homage to Belfast (due to the racial tensions between Dougs and Slavs).
  • Flag of Uzbekistan TashkentTrabant
    • Proposed location for a plant in 1997.[21]
Potential Sites
  • Flag of the Russian Federation (1997 proposal, alternate) Chita — Deloryan Assembly Plant

Shashechka (Checker Motors Corporation) and GM

Shashechka Logo (Russian America)

Shashechka Logo.

Vehicles Designed/Influenced by John DeLorean.
Consumer Model History (VERY WIP)
  • Model A3 (1947)
  • Model A8 (~1956)
Potential Lineup Ideas
  • The Model A3 is still released as is (more or less). Subsequent models would follow the GM mold.
  • The "Superba" of TTL (Otlichnik) would not be the same vehicle as OTL. Instead, it would follow a more GM-oriented design for the time (akin to the Catalina?).
  • Both the Tempest (Burya) and the GTO were both designed/conceptualized by DeLorean in OTL. Their would be little difference.
  • During the mid-1960s, DeLorean (OTL) proposed making a complete sports car for Pontiac (the Banshee). GM rejected this, as they feared it would cannibalize the Corvette. Given the economic proximity between Alaska and the United States, I believe this scenario would play out the same.
  • After the Banshee rejection, DeLorean worked on the Firebird. This would likely play out the same, as Holden was allowed to produce the Monaro around the same time.
  • By the late 1960s, Detroit begins to integrate Shashka more into the GM mold. This includes curtailing much of Deloryan's projects and removing some of Shashka's independence (such as releasing an Alaskan Vega). Deloryan leaves much like OTL.
  • Fearing the rise of the Deloryan Motor Company, Detroit begins to reorganize Shashka into a "Deloryan killer" and take sales away from the new competitor. One solution is to introduce radical design differences into Alaska, making Shashka a lab rat company.
  • The Citation ("Galva II") is released in Alaska years before the US. The same is true for the Saturn years later.
  • Sidenotes
    • Shashka would retain cooperative association with both Chevrolet and Pontiac up until 1968 (as was with Holden).
    • Irvin Rybicki, rather than going to Deloryan, would remain with Shashka. His designs would be prominent in the 1980s.
Irvin Rybicki


Gulyaka (Playboy Automobile Company)

Gulyaka Logo (Russian America)

WIP Logo.

Links
WIP Timeline
  • The company is founded in 1947 by Lev Gorvits. The first vehicle to be manufactured was a subcompact car (the original Playboy vehicle) and later a larger compact car.
  • Between 1949 and 1953, Gulyaka forms a partnership with Kaiser-Frazer of the United States. As part of this, Gulyaka would be given access to Kaiser's equipment and permission to manufacture Kaiser vehicles in Alaska (under their brand). A mid-size car and a full-size car are released as a part of this.
  • Gulyaka also gains access to the Jeep line of vehicles. They release their own around this time, which would later incorporate projects done by the Alaskan military (becoming a spinoff).
  • Gulyaka establishes a new relationship with the American Motors Corporation (AMC) during the 1960s. This cooperation is strengthened when AMC acquires Jeep in 1970.
  • The 1970s and 1980s would see a sharp decline in the Gulyaka brand, due to the Oil Crises and the shifting automotive sector of the period. The brand discontinues their sedan models and focuses on their Jeep-based AWD vehicles. Something akin to the AMC Eagle may be conceived earlier.
  • As part of their acquisition of AMC in 1979, Renault also gains a stake in Gulyaka. As they did in Argentina, there was serious discussion about discontinuing the brand and formally merging its operations into a full subsidiary of Renault vehicles. This move would be blocked by the Gorvits family (who still hold say) and would later be abandoned.
  • Well before selling AMC in 1987, Renault sells their stake in Gulyaka to Volvo-Saab (VSAB). Unlike Renault, both Volvo and Saab had a presence in Alaska before the purchase (due to imports and loyalty from Scandinavian Alaskans). Combined with similar family values, VSAB announces plans to not only continue the brand, but to revitalize it. This would include rebadging and sharing of platforms.
  • Gulyaka reenters the sedan market by the late-1980s.
  • GENERIC IDEA — Kirk Kerkorian may attempt to buyout the brand (if not succeeding). If successful, he would likely keep the alliance with VSAB.
  • GENERIC IDEA — Deloryan may purchase a stake in the brand. There may have also been efforts to fully incorporate the brand, but this was struck down by the Alaskan government.
  • GENERIC IDEA — In the Alaskan series Zaynfeld, the titular character drives a Gulyaka instead of a Saab. This was done to further promote the new brand.[22][23]
Key people
Model Lineup (WIP)
  • "Minivan" — minivan
    • POTENTIAL NAME
      • Gelsingfors (Гельсингфорс, "Helsinki")
      • Lobotryas (Лоботряс, "head-shaker")
    • Saab 900 MPV (proposed)

Stock Car Racing in Alaska

Potential Name
VAASM Logo (Russian America)

Potential VAASM Logo.

  • Всеаляскинские Автогонки на Серийных Машинах (ВАСМ)
    • Vsealyaskinskiye Avtogonki na Seriynykh Mashinakh (VASM)
    • "All-Alaskan Stock Car Auto Racing" (ASCAR?)
  • Всеаляскинская Ассоциация Автогонок на Серийных Машинах (ВААСМ)
    • Vsealyaskinskaya Assotsiatsiya Avtogonok na Seriynykh Mashinakh (VAASM)
    • "All-Alaskan Association of Stock Car Auto Racing" (AAASCAR?)
  • Всеаляскинская Ассоциация Гонок [на] Серийных Автомобилей (ВАГСА)
    • Vsealyaskinskaya Assotsiatsiya Gonok [na] Seriynykh Avtomobiley (VAGSA)
    • "All-Alaskan Association of Stock Car Auto Racing"
Potential Timeline and Series Changes
  • Due to Alaska having a native auto industry, auto racing would've likely developed around the same time. With the contributions of John DeLorean by the 1960s, I feel the sport would take off by this time.
  • Due to Alaska's isolation and independence from the Southern United States (the origins of NASCAR), Alaskan-based racing may greatly differ from its American counterpart in many aspects. One example could be Alaskan racing would be more comparable to Touring car racing (which is popular in Australia and South America). This differs from the American-based circular racing of NASCAR.
  • The cars used would likely follow a NASCAR mold. Consisting of mid-sized and full-sized "stock cars" (i.e., cars which can be bought by anyone) which are modified into silhouette racing car (mostly for safety and performance).
  • Much like NASCAR of the 1960s, Alaskan racing would consist mostly of Alaskan-manufactured cars and brands. Gulyaka, Shashka, and Ford's Alaskan subsidiary would dominate until the 1980s.
  • The sport fell into a hard decline in the 1970s. This would be due to the oil crisis and the slowing economy. During this same time, Gulyaka stopped making "racing" cars and Ford was in decline, effectively leaving a DeLorean-less Shashka holding a monopoly.
  • Anthony Novotny (founder of CASCAR in OTL and of Slavic descent) would establish an Alaskan-based NASCAR to revitalize and reorganize the sport.
  • Deloryan formally enters the sport by 1986. Gulyaka returns in the late 1980s. Kalikov joins in the 1990s.
  • The "league" is likely comprised of several series (akin to NASCAR). Perhaps one is centered on oval racing (NASCAR) while another is centered on touring racing. As well as series based on different kinds of vehicles.
Noted Motorways
Likely Participants and Vehicles (MAIN CUP SERIES)
  • Flag of Alaska (Russian America) Deloryan
    • De-48 (mid-size)
    • De-96 (full-size)
    • De-500 (pony/personal luxury car)
Potential Participats and Vehicles
  • Flag of the Russian Federation (1997 proposal, alternate) Lada (45%) — This brand specialized in compact cars during the USSR. While popular in Alaska since the 1980s, they may not be manufacturing vehicles which meet the requirements for the sport.
  • Flag of the Russian Federation (1997 proposal, alternate) Moskvitch (20%) — This brand specialized in compacts and mid-sized cars during the USSR. They are currently a subsidiary of Deloryan. Depending on whether they are manufactured in and popular enough in Alaska will determine whether they participate.
  • Flag of Sweden SAAB (20%) — Headcanonically joined with Volvo (VSAB). While popular among some Alaskans (especially those of Scandinavian descent), they were always imported. Unless SAAB starts manufacturing vehicles in Alaska, they may be left out. If VSAB also owns/co-ops with Gulyaka, they may opt to simply put their focus on their Alaskan subsidiary than compete directly. Could depend on Moskovitch's placement.
    • 9-3 (or descendant)
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Škoda (45%) — Likely to have a strong following among Alaskans. It all depends on whether they have a manufacturing effort in the nation.
Drivers of Interest

Tire Companies

Links
Potential Timeline
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American Advertisement.




General Information
  • During the Russian Empire, there existed two tire manufacturers.
  • Provodnik (sometimes marketed as "Prowodnik" or "Pro-wod-nik" in English speaking markets) was headquartered in Riga. Their main tire brand was "Kolumb" ("Columbus") and was world renowned.
  • Another company was Nokian Tyres, which still exists in Finland.
  • Both Provodnik and Treugolnik ceased operations following WWI and the Russian Revolution. While Treugolnik's manufacturing would continue under communism, the Riga-based Provodnik would cease under the new Latvian state.

Auto Industry Outside of Alaska

Headcanon
Potential Scenarios
  • Flag of Bavaria (striped) BMW
    • The people involved in saving BMW were not from Bavaria nor moved to Bavaria (IOTL).
    • Because of this, it may be possible that BMW goes bankrupt in the late-1950s.
    • The Bavarian state would still take control, but might not be able to save it as ITOL.
  • Flag of China (1912–1928) Geely
    • I don't see much difference within TTL (regardless of the differing economic systems).
    • The only major difference is that it would not include Volvo Cars.
  • Flag of South KoreaFlag of Japan Hyundai or Gendai
    • Due to its manufacturing sector being in Ulsan, Hyundai would remain/become a Japanese company.
    • The name gendai is the Japanese translation of "Hyundai."
    • Genesis would still be a subsidiary, but Kia's acquisition may be butterflied away.
  • Flag of South Korea Kia
    • Potentially acquired by Ford instead.
  • Flag of Japan Subaru
    • Without the occupation of Japan, this company may retain its original name: Nakajima.
    • It's also possible that without the occupation and a continued need for aircraft, Nakajima/Subaru may never move into the automotive industry.
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