Alternate History: Explain the historical event

George Ruth coined this phrase to discuss the eternal rivalry between Boston and New York.

The Credit River Monster Sightings
The Credit River monster sightings were one of the first verified cryptid sightings in North America. Starting in the late 1730s, French fur traders reported seeing a giant, bear sized beaver in the Credit River

The rumors of this giant beaver brought in more fur trappers of course, until there was a French fur trapper on nearly every mile of the river

An obvious suspect is Castorides, an extinct species of giant beaver. There is no physical evidence that this is what caused the sightings.

Instead, one theory is that the man who originally saw the giant beaver used it as a ruse, knowing that it would draw his rivals and he could go elsewhere with less competition.

Although no physical trace of the Credit River monster was ever found, it remains popular in local pop culture. However, there have been no credible sightings since 1745

The Cassowary Cavalry
 
The Cassowary Cavalry

The name given to the group of cassowaries that was set loose, in the northeastern Australian city of Cairns, by a group of civilians on the occupying Imperial Japanese forces. How the city's inhabitants were able to herd several dozens of murderous solitary birds remains a mystery (the personalities involved in the events each gave, over the following decades, accounts ranging from the contradictory to the fantastical), but what's certain is that the cassowaries were able to kill several IJA soldiers each with minimal casualties on their part, the brief Japanese occupation of northeastern Queensland ending shortly afterwards.

The second Joseon dynasty
 
The Second Joseon Dynasty
Refers to the sovereign nation that ruled the well known peninsula from 1919 to 1939. The "Korean Revolution" broke out in 1919 shortly after the humiliating Entente defeat in the First World War. Unlike what everyone thought, the Japanese Empire actually had the power to stamp down the rebellion, but the Treaty of Berlin prevented such action. The returning of all German possessions in Asia under the treaty placed Japan squarely in the sights of Berlin's ambitions.

Not wanting to deal with the Kaiser, who threw his support behind the Korean Revolution to solidify German influence in Asia, and a disappointed and humiliated anti war population at the same time, Tokyo was forced to relinquish control and (reluctantly) recognize Korean independence. The former monarch of the previous Korean Empire, Emperor Sunjong, was installed on the throne with German support.

While necessarily its own country, it was under the German sphere of influence in Asia and was subject to the Kaiser's demands, including resources in its borders.

The Dynasty came to an end when Japan forcefully reintegrated the peninsula into its sphere of influence and eventually annexed it in 1939, which contributed to the beginning of the Pacific Theatre of the Second Weltkrieg. Sunjong was deposed by the Japanese and was executed to discourage further rebellion. The peninsula itself would gain independence once more when the reformed Entente and Russia pressured Japan to relinquish it's colonies as decolonization was taking effect. This would lead to the creation of the modern Republic of Korea.

Boston Proclamation
 
Boston Proclamation

While those that pushed for the independence of New England from the United States were a minority in the region at the start of the War of 1812, their numbers grew during the course of the war; by the last year of the war, due to several American blunders during the conflict, they had become a majority. A deal was made between the six states of the region and the Crown, according to which New England was to recognize the British monarch as head of state and join the conflict on the British side in exchange for the preservation of its territorial integrity and the addition of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island to the number of Yankee states, a deal finalized with the Boston Proclamation in the February of 1815.

The Dominion of New England is today the richest country in North America per capita, the second richest country in the continent being the Dominion of Tecumseh - indeed, the relationship between Boston and Tippecanoe has historically been quite close, especially after New Englander volunteers helped the native confederacy repel an American invasion (and genocide) during the presidency of Andrew Jackson, and even more so when the government of the Great Lakes polity returned the favour by lavishing humanitarian aid on those survivors of the Great Famine that had been able to make it to New England.

Relationship between the Iroquois Confederacy, another breakaway state from the US, and its northern neighbours remain however frosty, mainly because of the Haudenosaunee government's genocide denialism regarding the old French and Indian War and the expulsion/murder of non-Iroquois peoples of all races from the Confederacy's territory after its renewed independence.

European Super League (1998)
 
While those that pushed for the independence of New England from the United States were a minority in the region at the start of the War of 1812, their numbers grew during the course of the war; by the last year of the war, due to several American blunders during the conflict, they had become a majority. A deal was made between the six states of the region and the Crown, according to which New England was to recognize the British monarch as head of state and join the conflict on the British side in exchange for the preservation of its territorial integrity and the addition of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island to the number of Yankee states, a deal finalized with the Boston Proclamation in the February of 1815.

The Dominion of New England is today the richest country in North America per capita, the second richest country in the continent being the Dominion of Tecumseh - indeed, the relationship between Boston and Tippecanoe has historically been quite close, especially after New Englander volunteers helped the native confederacy repel an American invasion (and genocide) during the presidency of Andrew Jackson, and even more so when the government of the Great Lakes polity returned the favour by lavishing humanitarian aid on those survivors of the Great Famine that had been able to make it to New England.

Relationship between the Iroquois Confederacy, another breakaway state from the US, and its northern neighbours remain however frosty, mainly because of the Haudenosaunee government's genocide denialism regarding the old French and Indian War and the expulsion/murder of non-Iroquois peoples of all races from the Confederacy's territory after its renewed independence.

European Super League (1998)
The European Super League was an effort to bring lacrosse to Europe, starting with teams in London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Nice, Barcelona, Madrid, Prague, Vienna, Basel, Milan, and Hamburg.

Since it is easier to follow lacrosse than it is American football, at least for those who have never seen it before, it did better than the World Football League, but not by much, eventually folding in 2005. There are still a few die hard lacrosse fans spread out across Europe, waiting for it to get another chance.

Hitler’s Nuclear Submarines
 
Hitler’s Nuclear Submarines
Gustav Hitler (17 May 1885-July 6 1964) was a german-american engineer and hydrologist who was one of the lead builders of the Texas Republic Navy's Spainard program, which developed a fleet of nuclear submarines for the Great Eurasian War. Contrary to popular belief, Gus at no point in the period never came anywhere near his half-brother Adolf, who was leading the German-Dutch legions of the time.

The Penguin Conference
 
The Penguin Conference
Also simply known as "PenguinCon", it is a yearly meeting of people solely dedicated to penguins and anything related to them. It was started in 1979 as a meeting to discuss global warming, but it eventually became a world cultural phenomenon and internet sensation. The latest gathering, PenguinCon 2020, occured in January in New York City, which attracted a staggering 50,000 people in its 3 day run.

The Second Bush War
 
The Second Bush War
Term for the (mostly) amiable rivalry between ambitious Barbara Bush (daughter of George W. Bush) and George Prescott Bush (son of Jeb Bush) in their competition for the 2024 Republican presidential ticket. The "First" Bush War was the rivalry between George W. and Jeb when they were concurrent governors of Texas and Florida, respectively, from 1999 to January 2001.
The Gaol Keeper
 
Term for the (mostly) amiable rivalry between ambitious Barbara Bush (daughter of George W. Bush) and George Prescott Bush (son of Jeb Bush) in their competition for the 2024 Republican presidential ticket. The "First" Bush War was the rivalry between George W. and Jeb when they were concurrent governors of Texas and Florida, respectively, from 1999 to January 2001.
The Gaol Keeper
Reference to David Cameron who withstood the populist sentiment enflamed by UKIP calling for a Brexit. In 2015 many voices called for a Referendum but Cameron did everything to calm the minds of the people and rejected populist appeals. For that he was called the ,Goal Keeper' by liberal pro EU press in Great Britain.
The American Jacobin Club's insurrection
 
Reference to David Cameron who withstood the populist sentiment enflamed by UKIP calling for a Brexit. In 2015 many voices called for a Referendum but Cameron did everything to calm the minds of the people and rejected populist appeals. For that he was called the ,Goal Keeper' by liberal pro EU press in Great Britain.
The American Jacobin Club's insurrection
I said Gaol Keeper, not Goal Keeper. Still very fitting for your description of anti-Brexit XD
 
Reference to David Cameron who withstood the populist sentiment enflamed by UKIP calling for a Brexit. In 2015 many voices called for a Referendum but Cameron did everything to calm the minds of the people and rejected populist appeals. For that he was called the ,Goal Keeper' by liberal pro EU press in Great Britain.
The American Jacobin Club's insurrection
The American Jacobin Club's insurrection was a direct result of President John Adams' harsh crackdown on the Whiskey Rebellion. After participants in that rebellion shot and killed President George Washington, John Adams ascended to office and, on the advice of his cabinet officials (particularly Alexander Hamilton), Adams arrested and charged many of the participants in that Whiskey Rebellion with treason. The American Jacobin Club arose soon after this in response to Adams' tyranny and new US tax policies. Stoked, perhaps, by French immigrants, the American Jacobin Club soon rose into a rebellion of their own. This sparked the first American Civil War, which only ended when General "Mad" Anthony Wayne deposed the Adams Administration and began to enact the American Terror.

Pax Mexicana
 
The American Jacobin Club's insurrection was a direct result of President John Adams' harsh crackdown on the Whiskey Rebellion. After participants in that rebellion shot and killed President George Washington, John Adams ascended to office and, on the advice of his cabinet officials (particularly Alexander Hamilton), Adams arrested and charged many of the participants in that Whiskey Rebellion with treason. The American Jacobin Club arose soon after this in response to Adams' tyranny and new US tax policies. Stoked, perhaps, by French immigrants, the American Jacobin Club soon rose into a rebellion of their own. This sparked the first American Civil War, which only ended when General "Mad" Anthony Wayne deposed the Adams Administration and began to enact the American Terror.

Pax Mexicana
Pax Mexicana refers to the relatively peaceful period in Aztec history after the defeat of Cortez. The Aztec Empire was able to expand throughout the central Mexican region, in a manner analogous to the Pax Romana of the Roman Empire. The Aztecs quit their practice of human sacrifice, and realizing there were larger foes than their immediate neighbors, quit the internecine bloodshed and drew them together in alliances in preparation for the return of the Spanish. The Aztecs had learned much militarily, and had started producing their own gunpowder and steel, among other things, and bred some horses captured from the Spanish.


(I need to correct Post 361 at the top of this page, about the Credit River Monster, as subsequent information has come to light. There was physical evidence of the Credit River Monster. A Castorides carcass had been preserved in the permafrost of northern Canada, and the trapper who originally came up with the story exhibited it as the Credit River Monster, giving credence to his story)

The French Evolution
 
(I need to correct Post 361 at the top of this page, about the Credit River Monster, as subsequent information has come to light. There was physical evidence of the Credit River Monster. A Castorides carcass had been preserved in the permafrost of northern Canada, and the trapper who originally came up with the story exhibited it as the Credit River Monster, giving credence to his story)
Why don't you add it to the OP then.
 
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The French Evolution
The French Evolution, or the French Union, is known as the day, 1st May of 1920, when the constituent countries of France, joined together in a sole country, signing the Treaty of Monaco. Brittany, Occitania, and France were the signatory countries, with England, Ireland, Aragon and the Danubian Federation as main backers of the treaty.

Special Administrative Region of Palagnan, Philipines
 
The French Evolution, or the French Union, is known as the day, 1st May of 1920, when the constituent countries of France, joined together in a sole country, signing the Treaty of Monaco. Brittany, Occitania, and France were the signatory countries, with England, Ireland, Aragon and the Danubian Federation as main backers of the treaty.

Special Administrative Region of Palagnan, Philipines
The Special Administrative Region of Palagnan was created from Luzon's Isabela Province in 1949 following the expulsion of Pope Pius XII and the Vatican government by the People's Republic of Italy.

The Gettysburg Address
 
The Gettysburg Address
Traditional summer residence of the Governors of Pennsylvania, the Gettysburg House or Gettysburg Address (as opposed to the Philadelphia Address) offers nearness to the cool Appalachians while also being not far from Philadelphia, and much closer to Washington, D.C. Prior to invention and widespread use of the telegraph and telephone it was useful for the Governor to reside much closer to the nation's capitol during the busy summer political season.
Dog Eat Doug
 
Dog Eat Doug
The name given by English explorers to the ceremonial cannibalism by the new emperor (da-haug) of his predecessor (da-huug) in the early to mid period of the Fifth Dynasty of the Goeschen Empire. The meal usually consisted of a leg joint that would be served to the new ruler with a small crown resting on it, that would be removed by the new emperor and placed on his own head as confirmation of his rule. While it later became the ceremonial platter presented at the customary Banquet of Accession after the coronation, it originated in the legends of actual cannibalism between changes in ruling houses during the...

Century of Forty Emperors
 
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