My prediction: With the new French government taking power, it becomes obvious to the world that the French in Texas are no longer legitimate. This gets France out of the equation. The Texans in the west and south call for help from the U.S. to get rid of a "phony" government ruled at bayonet point by radicalized and illegitimate Frenchman. The U.S. (possibly under a new administration, if Trumball is still against intervention) swarms in, and easily defeats the French. Once their job is done, they leave, but Texas thus becomes much, much more close to the U.S. And from there they slowly rebuild over the decades. Am I close, or way off? And I think Sic just meant that different regions will call it different things, similar to the different names northerners or southerns would have to our war. But I admit the only thing I have to go on is the 1920s update, when things seemed moderately fine.