State of Franklin, consisting of the following Areas:
All of West Virginia
All of Kentucky from the Daniel Boone National Forest East, plus Lewis and Greenup Counties.
All of Tennessee East of US 27
The Virginia Counties of Giles, Bland, Tazewell, Wythe, Pulaski, Grayson, Washington, Smythe, Buchannan, Russel, thingyenson, Wise, Scott, and Lee
All of North Carolina West of I77 to Denver, and West of the Catawba River from there.
The South Carolina Counties of Spartanburg, Greenville, Pickens, and Oconee.
Capital at the former Pikeville, Kentucky
State University Systems:
University of Franklin System: Five Equal Doctoral Extensive Campuses (Morgantown, Hunnington, Knoxville, Chatanooga, and Clemson) based on the model of the SUNY system.
Morgantown will emphasize Coprorate Law and Pharmacy.
Hunnington will emphaize Tort Law and Environmental Medicine (Especially Coal and Mining related health problems).
Knoxville will emphasize Electoral and Urban Zoning Law and Family Medicine. Chatanooga will emphasise Criminal Trial Law and Surgery and Internal Medicine(At the former UT Campus Hospital). The University of Tennessee Moves to Murfeesboro.
Clemson will emphasize Rural Land Use and Probate Law, and Rural and Vetrinary Medicine. (And Will be designated the Land Grant College)
South Carolina's Land Grant School is either South Carolina State, Coastal Carolina, or South Carolina-Aiken.
Franklin State University System:
Consists of schools of a statewide nature, but too small and specialized for flagship status.
(Formerly West Virginia State)
State Public Affairs College
Franklin School of Mines
(Formerly West Virginia Tech)
(Formerly Charleston (WV)University)
Home of Main Hotel and Restaraunt Management School
(Formerly Morehead State)
Designated State Performing Arts College. Flagship of the Franklin State System
Designated State Liberal Arts and Science Master College)
(Formerly South Carolina-Spartanburg)
Home of Franklin State Police Academy
Designated State Space Grant University.
University of the Cumberlands system:
Regional Masters Teachers Colleges. All the rest of the former state universities, plus the former Pikeville College, Ashland College(KY), and Cumberland University(KY), the Flagship Campus.
To partially compensate Tennessee for the loss of its outer two thirds, Tennessee will recieve the northern bank of the Tennessee River. The State's Land Grant School Becomes the Combined former Alabama A&M University and University of Alabama at Huntsville. (Call it Tennessee A&M)
What about Alabama's Constitution Hall (state was foiunded in Huntsville)? Maybe they could move it to Montgomery, it's just a city block of buildings so it couldn't be that hard.
Other than that, the north bank is very much its own little state, separated from the rest of Alabama. Plus if you go around Huntsville on a fall Saturday...heck, any
time of the year, you see alot of Tennessee flags up, comparable to the # of Bama and Auburn flags (LSU's big too, which is somewhat odd considering the distance). In fact the area is known more by Tennessee
Valley, not Tennessee River
I feel more of a change crossing the Tennessee River than I do the Tennessee state border personally.