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  1. Fenians, Brits, Mexicans, Canucks and Frenchies....OH, MY! An alternate American Civil War
    Threadmarks: Chapter 197

    August 1883 Krakatoa, Japanese East Indies In an eruption unparalleled in living memory, Mt. Krakatoa would devastate the island, killing 30,000 via gas and tsunami. The Japanese would accomplish little to mitigate the disaster as they continued to put down resistance in Sumatra. British Raj...
  2. Fenians, Brits, Mexicans, Canucks and Frenchies....OH, MY! An alternate American Civil War
    Threadmarks: Chapter 196

    July, 1883 Lake Maracaibo The battle of Lake Maracaibo on June 28th had been a close-run thing. In truth, the American victory could be drawn to three major points: experience of commanders, experience of common sailors and the torpedo. The first point would be evident when the "Grand...
  3. Fenians, Brits, Mexicans, Canucks and Frenchies....OH, MY! An alternate American Civil War
    Threadmarks: Chapter 195

    June, 1883 Bay of Venezuela Western Venezuela had long been geographically isolated from the rest of the country. No roads reached Maracaibo (the primary city of the region) or other remote regions to the bulk of Venezuela and thus only water transit allowed for communication and trade. This...
  4. Fenians, Brits, Mexicans, Canucks and Frenchies....OH, MY! An alternate American Civil War
    Threadmarks: Chapter 194

    May 1883 London With the death of Disraeli in 1881, Lord Salisbury and Sir Stafford Northcote had taken over the Conservative Party in opposition. With the fall of Gladstone (hopefully for the last time, God willing), an alliance was made with the Liberal Unionists under Chamberlain...
  5. Fenians, Brits, Mexicans, Canucks and Frenchies....OH, MY! An alternate American Civil War
    Threadmarks: Chapter 193

    April, 1883 London Gladstone was livid. After years of struggling to keep his Party together, Gladstone's insistence, however, on supporting the Home Rule movement of Ireland (and keeping the Irish MP's on his side) would lead to a greater break with the rural Liberal supporters of Britain...
  6. Fenians, Brits, Mexicans, Canucks and Frenchies....OH, MY! An alternate American Civil War
    Threadmarks: Chapter 192

    March, 1883 Caracas President Blanco was not intent on warfare with Colombia. It simply....happened....in the manner that such wars had cropped up throughout South America over the half century since Independence from Spain. South America, with its vast unsettled spaces inland where mountain...
  7. Fenians, Brits, Mexicans, Canucks and Frenchies....OH, MY! An alternate American Civil War
    Threadmarks: Chapter 191

    December, 1882 Guajira Peninsula After nearly two years of tension and threats, President Blanco of Venezuela finally dispatched forces to push the Colombian squatters from the Guajira Peninsula. As the conflict escalated from border conflict to outright war, the local Indian population which...
  8. Fenians, Brits, Mexicans, Canucks and Frenchies....OH, MY! An alternate American Civil War
    Threadmarks: Chapter 190

    November, 1882 Hawaii Though it had taken several months, the Dominion of Australia were finally able to summon adequate forces to dispatch an expedition to Hawaii and reassert Australian control over the government. Over 8000 Australian Regulars (well, some were moderately well-trained...
  9. Fenians, Brits, Mexicans, Canucks and Frenchies....OH, MY! An alternate American Civil War
    Threadmarks: Chapter 189

    October, 1882 Cleveland The incorporation of Standard Oil in January had not been remarked upon by the public in any meaningful manner. However, a general strike in Chicago would lead to John Rockefeller, the Chairman and majority owner in Standard Oil, to perhaps too overtly display his power...
  10. Fenians, Brits, Mexicans, Canucks and Frenchies....OH, MY! An alternate American Civil War
    Threadmarks: Chapter 188

    September, 1882 Manhattan Thomas Edison would flip the switch on a power plant which would light a square mile of Manhattan. This would be considered by many as the start of the electrical age. October, 1882 Khartoum Augmented by the Ethiopians, the Anglo-Egyptian force now reached 35,000...
  11. Fenians, Brits, Mexicans, Canucks and Frenchies....OH, MY! An alternate American Civil War
    Threadmarks: Chapter 187

    May, 1882 Hawaii Over the course of the past 15 years, the "Mormon" migrants to Hawaii under the late Brigham Young (now led by his son Joseph Young) had actively moved to evangelize their religion among the natives of Hawaii and other Pacific Islands with some success. Attempts to convert the...
  12. Fenians, Brits, Mexicans, Canucks and Frenchies....OH, MY! An alternate American Civil War
    Threadmarks: Chapter 186

    March, 1882 London The defection of the Irish MP's back to the Conservatives would prove an almost crippling blow to the Liberal Party. Gladstone's majority had shrunk to virtually nothing. Any piece of legislation may result in an effective vote of no confidence. Grumblings for a new election...
  13. Fenians, Brits, Mexicans, Canucks and Frenchies....OH, MY! An alternate American Civil War
    Threadmarks: Chapter 185

    November, 1881 Boer Republic Though the Boers had lived for decades with heavy tensions with their neighbors, the Republic’s relationship with Britain had improved enough to lift the ban on British immigration and labor. Joint efforts at establishing the border would lead to peaceful...
  14. Fenians, Brits, Mexicans, Canucks and Frenchies....OH, MY! An alternate American Civil War
    Threadmarks: Chapter 184

    October, 1881 Mindanao, Sumatra Despite years of harsh suppression, the Japanese occupation and annexation of the former Philippines and Dutch East Indies continued to be contested. This was partially due to the fact that the Spanish or Dutch had not sought to immediately remove all local...
  15. Fenians, Brits, Mexicans, Canucks and Frenchies....OH, MY! An alternate American Civil War
    Threadmarks: Chapter 183

    September, 1881 Monrovia, Capital of Northwest African Co-Protectorate Frederick Douglass Jr, was horrified by the abject chaos of the new government. As dozens of temporary administrators (mostly British and American military men seconded to the government) went home to be replaced by the...
  16. Fenians, Brits, Mexicans, Canucks and Frenchies....OH, MY! An alternate American Civil War
    Threadmarks: Chapter 182

    August, 1881 Baton Rouge, Louisiana Lexington, Kentucky Boston, Massachusetts Chicago, Illinois Over the course of 1879 and 1880, the Federal government had debated which schools would be affiliated with their "Co-Protectorate" training program. It had originally been determined that there...
  17. Fenians, Brits, Mexicans, Canucks and Frenchies....OH, MY! An alternate American Civil War
    Threadmarks: Chapter 181

    May 1881 Monrovia, Liberia, Anglo-American Co-Protectorate The initial governing body of the Anglo-American Co-Protectorate would include twelve members, six each nominated by America and Great Britain. Per agreement, at least half of these members had to be residents of Africa and of Color...
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