Contrivances Abound!

You know you are part of an "evolved" culture if you spend your effort on things that are not really real or true.

For instance, the American state of TheAmericanStateOfNewMexico shares a name with Spanish New Mexico, which was really the historical Rio Grande river corridor amended with conquered pueblos. Areas beyond that were defined by fuzzy lines on maps that included territories like QuayLand that were not naturally associated or even nominally governed by the capital of Santa Fe. QuayLand was practically terra nullis until the beginnings of the twentieth century, so its "historic" associations with either TheAmericanStateOfNewMexico or Texas are more the fantasies of mapmakers than anything authentic.

-- Jason Nemrow - 2019-07-22


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