Isn't it amazing? I should be studying, or failing that at least working on some of my other map projects. Nah, here have some stuff I made after pining after the Map Thread on AH.com.
I define Texas in alternate history as any state roughly within the region of what we identify as Texas, majority white of British, Irish, German or Scandinavian descent (basically Northern European), who fought against either Mexican or Spanish control and adopted their version of the Mexican/Spanish name for the region.
This falls under that, more or less. It's just huge.
Backstory...backstory backstory, story-shmorey!
Articles of Confederation or some shit, they weren't as binding as OTL, hence the states couldn't really work together and instead often had minor skirmishes themselves. Lots of folks left to the Mexican Tejas region and parts beyond the Louisiana.
When the British invaded due to American shitting on their shipping as the French were shitting an armada into the Channel, the Americans got their butts handed to them, thus leading to huge break up.
Whites in Texas tried to learn from their mistakes in the East and make A NEW AMURICA and whomped out on the Mexicans, just cause ya know racism was cool back then, also the Mexicans were kind of being dicks to the newly arrived migrants for being Protestant and buying the good land, or if they couldn't afford it just moving in and threatening to shoot anyone who tried to move them. So, when the army tried to move a lot of them at once (cause ya know, 'murica was busy falling apart) they all rose up and shot people and drove some into the rivers and burnt some houses and stuff. Sure t'was all in good fun!
Texans were able to expand north and then some, the British got tied down in Maine and Michigan which they annexed after the war, hence they weren't all that good at expanding all the way to the coast.
They don't like the Indians, they're probably the worse off minority, hence they all got herded up into the desert and mountains to the west, the unofficial motto of the Indian Relations Bureau is "Starve 'em or Save 'em", they're pretty evangelical guys up there. Next would be Catholic's, they discriminate in immigration as they don't want to bolster the already huge Papal population due to the fact that about 2/5ths of their population are Hispanic, which means the Irish, Italians and Eastern Europeans have either stayed on the East Coast (Free/rump Massachusetts is essentially Ireland-in-exile now, though they did drive the last of the English occupying forces out of New England so they kind of won it) or they went to South America (the Italian parts of Rio are like the Renaissance states crossed with 60's London). Despite this Pontifical dislike the majority of the population speak Spanish to some degree. English sounds bad, there's been some English-German hybrids in the Rockies that few impressionists can master (and even the good one's still sound like shitty Bond villains), a Norwegian-Russian melange in the Northern Territories makes linguists grit their teeth in despair, but by and large most people sound like Gerard Butler trying to be American (now imagine an army of that voice, you wonder why they're doing so well militarily?)
Also they don't like their hillbilly cousins much either. The protectorate east of the river is essentially a reservation for Black people who made it out of the South (they're not welcome in West either, but they're suspiciously tolerated), the French (again, not welcome, also Catholic, also too strange) and rednecks. They feel that the Appalachians reflect poorly on the locals when tourists mistake them for Texans. I never said this world made complete sense.
What else? Well they're doing a China on northern Brazil, and by doing a China I mean exploiting the resources with cheap efficient labour, and exploiting the labourers with cheap mind-numbing drugs that they purchase dirt cheap from growers in their Latin America protectorates and territories, refine in the north and sell and prices that you would seriously not believe to the local workers, or the workers they shipped in, makes no real difference just so long as they keep working for next to no pay!