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Map of the U.S. c. 1824
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MAP OF THE U.S.
  • Delaware
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • Virginia
  • Quebec
  • Georgia
  • South Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • Maryland
  • Connecticut
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Nova Scotia
  • East Florida
  • West Florida
  • West Cuba
  • Louisiana
  • Tennessee
  • Arkansas
 
Era of Good Feelings: 1824 Part 2, 3, & 4
1824
Part 2
More from America, an aging John Adams wanted to retire. Unfortunately, he had been re-elected in 1824, to very low popularity. He had done a lot other crap during his time in the Executive Council. He was very unpopular, and adding an American nobility where every executive council member was a Lord and that title would be passed done to the eldest son, along with the whole of his estate. John Adams was hit by an assassin's bullet on Christmas Day, 1824. A mass controversy ensued, and John Quincy Adams came out on the 27th as the rightful heir to his position on the Executive Council. He served until March 2nd as Executive Chair, and from then until further as the Chair of the Army.

To say this was the only controversy was far from it. Pennsylvania, historical a abolitionist state, and they went for the Freedom Party. This gave the party a lead over the Religious Freedom Party, and the Chair of the Interior. This was and is the only office capable of abolishing slavery. Though Congress would have to approve legislation, and their was no way to Southern Henry Clay would split the nation, but Van Buren could enforce anti-slavery laws, while not enforcing pro-slavery laws. Protests erupted in Atlanta, Savannah, Charleston, Raleigh, Richmond, and New Orleans. South Carolina threatened to nullify the election and succeed from the union. A statewide vote on the topic was set for December 30th, and heavy snowfall would have delayed this from happening. Fortunately, Adams announced that he would not enforce the anti-slavery measures. The union was reconciled for now.

Also to the dismay of southerns, the Papal party had won a seat, and a Xenophobic, anti-Catholic South was fully against this. Although the son of a crucial Quebecois Founding Father, Jean Baptiste III had intentions of allowing for religious freedom for Baptists, Methodist, Catholics, and Jews who where left to fend for themselves before. This caused the Religious Freedom Party and the Papal Party to unite into the United Religions of America, or the URA in short. However, the south had been the most Anglophilic region of the country, and as such had maintained the Church of England until this point in time. Though open to allow Baptists in the region, Catholics and Jews where crossing the line. To counter this growth, the Anglo-Dixie Party was founded as a political party for White Supremacist, Xenophobic, Anti-Catholic, Anti-Jew, State's rights party of the South. A Secret Society was founded as part of the party. They burned the homes of free blacks, and tried to stop further anti-slavery slavery movements, like ones in Virginia, Kentucky, and the Ozarks.

Politics had their own idea of making things more complicated. Four new states wanted to entire the Union: Maine, Superior (as free states), Ozark and Missouri (as slave states.) This would preserve the relative balance of power, to keep slaves states afloat by not allowing a 2/3rds majority for an amendment. However, the slave states wanted something else. They wanted Kansas, as state extending from the Arkansas border to the Missouri River as a slave state. The North did not want to lose the power of legislation, so they wanted their own new state. California looked prone to be the next free state. Congressional debates over these states would cause national infighting. Ultimately, Southern states backed off. They wanted to preserve slavery's chance in the West, though small in a primarily free, Catholic state.

1824
Part 3
America is not yet out of the story. Though the United States in the North was (finally) done, but Gran Columbia and Brazil where not yet out of action. Gran Columbia held a Constitutional Convention in Bogota. It heavily borrowed off the United States government, but had several differences, such as a single executive. Many Americans came to help the formation of the government. To say they where the only Revolutionaries in Latin America would be a lie.

General Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana was born in southern Mexico. He enlisted in the local French army and fought in the Battle of Havana in 1814. He had a good army experience, but following the war when the economy collapsed, his checks started to bounce. Local Mexicans in the region felt the same way. They led a rebellion. The rag-tag army, centered around Veracruz, started to collapse. However, when troops from Honduras invaded the Yucatan, valuable troops left Mexico City to take care of the invasion. The Veracruz Army invaded Mexico City, getting the French viceroy to surrender. The Imperial State of Mexico was formed in the ruins. They annexed British Honduras.

Brazil and Spain started to see the Revolutionary Fever catching on. They quickly moved to put down any rebellion in Argentina and Peru, the last unrebellious places in the New World. However, the Imperial State of Mexico had desires for other nations. They wanted to invade the American Southwest. They slowly began moving troops throughout Nueva Mexico and Baja California. Mexico's Emperor Santa Ana had a battle plan.

1824
Part 4
In Europe, events where happening. In London, the Whigs finally retook control of the government, leading to a peaceful and prosperous era. The third world congress, held in Amsterdam, had ended poorly. Germany was at odds with Hungary and Russia. In March, they invaded Poland and Austria. The Frankfurt government began to fear. Berlin and Munich became major defenses as Vienna and Warsaw fell. The French army reinforced the Germans, and the border war came to a stalemate. The Danish and Swedish would join in the war, but when Greek forces invaded from the south, it all unraveled. Portugal and Spain launched a border war of their own. Then the most powerful rebellion in the world came.

Ireland hated the British with a passion. They launched rebellion after rebellion, but when the fifth rebellion started in June, the Irish where joined by the Scottish. Of the one million strong British armed forces, and the 100,000 armed rebels, half a million died. It was the bloodiest conflict in history. Ireland nearly became independent, until the rebel capitol of Dublin was blown up through a strategy called 'gunpowder bombs,' where thousands of pounds of gunpowder where brought in on British ships, until the Irish blew the ships to pieces. The city would burn to the ground, and in later World Congresses the concept of war crimes outlawed gunpowder bombs.
 
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Era of Good Feelings: 1824 Part 5 & the Pan-American War
1824
Part 5
While the wars in Ireland and Germany underway, the Ottomans where in civil war. The East was mostly Islamic, but in recent decades, Christians had gained a majority in the East, along the coast. The Empire had moved the capitol from Istanbul to Ankara for easier defense, but also because of this. On July 4th, 1824, Christians protested a lack of representation in Ankara (both in the government, and the protest was in Ankara), and the Ottomans fired of their own citizens, lighting barrels of gunpowder on fire and throwing them into the crowds. Dozens of Christians died, and Western backlash was intense. A full civil war erupted. Christians left the Ottoman Empire, re-establishing Byzantium, with a capitol of Constantinople (they change the cities' name) Battles would ensue throughout the summer and into fall, and would end in November. The United States agreed to mediate peace discussion between the Ottomans, as well as the Hungarian-German border war. Representatives from the U.S., Greece, Hungary, Russia, Germany, Byzantium, Ottoman, and the governments of North Africa met in Philadelphia. First, the former Ottoman Empire was split, with the Upper-West coast, going 50 miles inland, and all European possessions of the Ottomans where given to the Byzantines. The Lower-West coast was given to Greece, going 25 miles inland. The Middle Eastern portion of the empire became Israel, to accommodate a growing Zionist movement. 3 million Jews would immigrate the country in five years, 5 million in ten years, and would find it a safe place of refuge. Egypt was given to Great Britain, Libya was given to France, Tunis was given to Italy, Algeria was given to Spain, and Morocco was given to Portugal (North Africa was dependent upon the Ottomans, so their states fell with the empire.) Greece was awarded Serbia in the treaty, and Germany maintained it's border, not losing even part of Poland or Austria. 1824 saw much change on a global scale, and it would mark a new beginning. The Era was called the Era of Good Feelings, because nations allied with each other became close friends, though seeds of discord would threaten these alliances later.

Por la gloria del imperio de México!
-Motto of the Imperial State of Mexico

Lima has fallen!
-from a letter of the Peruvian Viceroy to the President of Spain

We have conquered the South, now let us conquer the North! We've beat Columbia! We've beat Brazil! We've beat Spain twice! What does the United States stand to the grand glory of the Empire of Mexico! Yea, surely they will fall like a giant! To California, to Sonora, to Texas, to Louisiana! Speedily the United States will fall! Long live the Empire of Mexico!
-General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Mex. General

Era of Good Feelings
The Pan-American War
Mexico had earned an aggressive reputation in its short history. The nation had its imperial government set up in Mexico City in fall of 1824. General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna had been elected its first Emperor. Was very aggressive in his actions, building up a massive army and navy, among the likes of Brazil, Gran Columbia, and the United States. Emperor Santa Anna had his own idea of what he wanted for his nation. He wanted to occupy the full of former Spanish Territories in America, as well as islands of the sea and Brazil. In March of 1825, he loaded up three-quarters of his army and four-fifths of his navy in ports in the Atlantic and Pacific and went south. He launched sieges on Clayton, Barranquilla, and Cali, hoping to bring down Gran Columbia. Stephen F. Austin, fresh in as the nations first president, declared war and send in President-assist Simon Bolivar and Secretary of State Sam Houston into battle, splitting them up. He would also send the incompetent Mirabeau B. Lamar, Secretary of War, toward Clayton.

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Stephen F. Austin, First President of Gran Colombia

Bolivar, who was sent north toward Barranquilla, successfully defended the city. He was very effective in rallying the troops by reviving the old battle cry, Recueada la Republica, and an English battle cry, Remember Clayton!, a lose in the Colombian Revolution where they sustained a 20 Brits to 1 Colombian ratio of death. Barranquilla was won of the greatest wins of all time, among the Norman Conquest and the Battle of Havana in the American Revolution. Sam Houston (known as Uncle Sam to the Colombians) too easily won battles in the West, but not with as large a margin. However, Lamar's lose in Clayton with reverse numbers from the Colombian Revolution led to a Colombian surrender, and they only kept Panama on the Central American Peninsula.
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The Pan-American War was not yet over, for Lima was under siege. Santa Anna personally led a charge on June 10th, 1825, and the Viceroy surrendered. Spanish forces had been distracted by a British attack on Argentina, which was also successful. Colombia, Spain, and Brazil (which helped Spain in Peru) where all losers, and it would take a major blow to undo the actions of the Mexican Imperial Army and the Mexican Imperial Navy. Fortunately, something would knock their ego down a notch several points.

The Mexican Imperial Army had been moving troops into American Sonora, but after the war a full invasion was launched. The Mexican Army moved north and took Monterrey. The Mexican Navy took San Lucas and San Diego. This got Americans furious. Due to an assassination, John Quincy Adams was back in the Chair of the Army and everyone hoped that Jean Baptiste III was competent.

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John Quincy Adams,
U.S. Chair of the Army during the Napoleonic War and the Pan-American War
Baptiste met with Adams in his office in the recently rechristened capitol of Washington, F.D. (named after the President upon the 10 year anniversary of his death.) Baptiste, though fluent in speaking English, could not easily read it, and had no idea of the actions in the West.

"Baptiste?"

"Wi?"

"Have you heard of what has been happening in the West?"

"No, I have not."

"Well, you have heard of the Empire of Mexico, yes?"

"Of course."

"They've invaded the entire south. Most of Mexico, Sonora, and California are in their hands."

"This is not good."

"They just destroyed Colombia and Brazil in battle and we cannot take such an embarrassing lose."

"No. We won't. We will invade Veracruz. Cut the snake off by its head, wi?"

"Great strategy, I will make sure that San Diego and San Antonio get the Message."

"Alright. Good luck."

Americans moved into Mexico City on Halloween, 1825. Mexico surrender, and agreed to not launch further attacks at America. Of course, they would not keep this promise, but for now, peace seemed possible. Both nations would face serious consequences from the Pan-American Conflict following the Treaty of Havana, and they would not take long to be made manifest.
 
Era of Good Feelings: The Land of the Free
All we need to do is keep the balance between the captive states and the free states. We can only keep this up so long before civil war. Let it be our seed, and not us, whom shall have to deal with such a conflict.
-Chair Henry Clay, a.k.a. the Great Compromise

May the slaves be freed, even if it must be won with blood
-Chair Martin Van Buren

Should the Americans resolve their conflict, they could become our greatest enemy, yea even mightier then the French, the Dutch, and the Spanish
-King George IV


CHAPTER VIII: ERA OF GOOD FEELINGS
THE LAND OF THE FREE
The United States had balanced out slave states and free states pretty well. Their where 14 slaves states and 14 free states, a total of 28 states. However, a new state wanted to enter the union. This state was Des Moines. Their where not many slave states to counter balance as a slave state, except Kansas. Chair of the Interior, Martin Van Buren, was a abolitionist. He realized that should Kansas be denied statehood as a slave state, it could not expand beyond Texas. Beyond Texas, the ground was to rocky to support a plantation system, but the fertile plains of the Great Plains, Oregon and Columbia.

On October 24th, 1825, Martin Van Buren planned to allow Des Moines into the union as a free state, and Kansas also as a free state. John C. Calhoun, Chair of State, foresaw that this might be a civil war. He sued Van Buren for wrongful use of authority. Louis-Joseph Paineau, Chief Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court was anti-power, and a Catholic, was shocked by Van Buren nearly splitting the country, but was anti-slavery. In the case of Calhoun v. Van Buren, the Court ruled in a 4-3 decision that Van Buren had overstepped his power and it was a matter of state. Chair John Adams was the first elected to his position, so people where not unhappy when Van Buren announced in a rage that he would be the last of the position, and that all duties of such office would go to the Chair of State.

Many where shocked that the office would be dissolved, but the outrage was mitigated when Calhoun created an office of similar stature. He split the Chair of State into the Chair of State (Internal Affairs) and the Chair of State (Foreign Affairs). Still, the shock that Van Buren would dissolve an office out of rage lost him his favor in the Freedom Party. He would never serve in office again.

California was growing slowly in the West, but it was nearly ready to become a commonwealth. The slavery question would hamper this, and California would be split into Alta and Baja California along the 20 Degrees north parallel. Washington City became the capitol in the South, and Jefferson City became the capitol in the North. Niether would likely become a slave state, due to very high Catholic populations, but the outrage was high.

The 1820 Census showed 12 million people lived in the United States. Of those, 3 million lived west of the Appalachians. Of course, this did not include millions of natives. Transportation was difficult, but in October of 1825, it showed like it might become quite a bit easier. Henry Clay had pushed through Congress the Federal Board of Improvements Act, which created the FBI, or Federal Board of Improvements. They where tasked with maintaining a very old road from the post revolution that ran from Boston to Savannah (called American Interstate Highway 1) as well as creating new ones. They would build a longer road extending from Savannah down to Jacksonville and from Boston up to Halifax. They would build a second road along the Hudson River (A.I.H. 2) running from New York City to Montreal, running through Albany and Quebec City. A.I.H. 3 was built running from the Federal Distict, through the Appalachian mountains, to Cincinnati, Erie and Louisville, Kentucky, which would be the site of the next controversy.

Kentucky was traditionally a slave state, but was beginning to question that. When Martin Van Buren enacted the Slave Monetary Conversion Order, which allowed the federal government to regulate how much money slaveholders could get from freeing slaves. $1,000 for every adult male, $800 for every adult female, and $500 for every child. If state government enacted emancipation, they would get that money. The Kentucky government voted in favor of having a statewide vote on the subject, which lead to death, carnage, and every other possible atrocity in Bleeding Kentucky, where those who wanted some quick cash would steal slaves and vote for emancipation. Ultimately, Kentucky remained a slave state. This would not be the last slavehood-fueled fight in America. It was far from it.
 
Era of Good Feelings: Instability in Europe
Stability in Europe is collapsing. We can only hope for the future.
-Napoleon Bonaparte


This is Civil War. Yet it is fought in Parliament, not on the battlefields of war. We are among the final monarchies. Yet these Frankist Republicans and Scottish Populists would like to bring down London. May they be cursed.
-King George IV

Down with the British and down with George for invading Argentina. The freedom of this people and of the British Isles is lost for that decision.
-Jose de San Martin


CHAPTER VIII: ERA OF GOOD FEELINGS
INSTABILITY IN EUROPE

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Jose de San Martin, Spanish General during the Argentine War
Jose de San Martin was born on February 25th, 1778, in Argentina. He had trained with other Latin American generals, such as Simon Bolivar, the Colombian Revolutionary. He participated in the Napoleonic War, and the War of 1814, both of which near Brazil. He had developed a close relationship with many Brazilian leader, and when he had first enlisted in the Spanish army he became close with Simon Bolivar. He looked on from afar at the Colombian Revolution, and led a mutiny against the Portuguese nation that had inherited the Spanish military. He was a major naval leader and was a very popular resident of Buenos Aires. In 1825, he had moved to Valparalso, a port outside Santiago, on assignment from Madrid, who was suspecting a possible revolution in the country. Then, on Valentine's Day in 1825, he saw the British jack flying from on of the ships out at sea. He sent a small vessel out to check on the ship, due to some suspicions he had. The vessel was the Barcelona

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Sketch of the Leopard-Barcelona Affair, briefly before the Battle of Valparalso
The H.M.S. Leopard fired on the S.N.V. Barcelona, capturing the ship and the crew. Half a dozen more vessels appeared on the horizons, a total of eight British ships. The Spanish Navy had nine ships stationed in the harbor, including one experimental ship, the Ironwall. The Ironwall technology was pioneered in the post-War of 1814 conflict by American Shipbuilders. Commissioned by Stephen Decatur, the ships where built out of fine Massachusetts and New Hampshire wood, then sent to quarries in Alta California, where Iron siding was built. The siding had Iron on all four sides, and was four inches thick. The actual metal was half an inch thick, and encased compartments of air in three by three inch sections. The Americans had 12 of these ships, the French 8, the Spanish, Germans, and Dutch all had 6. Greece, China, and Colombia each had one. The S.N.V. Pride of Madrid was the only Ironwall in South America. That, and if it fell into British hands, it would cause a naval arms race.

The British had though the Ironwall was in Buenos Aires, but Jose de San Martin had it moved to Valparalso to defend from what he thought would be an attack. He was right to expect an attack. But now, he would have to defend the ship at all coasts. The city was built upon a mountainside, with a small fortress built on a peninsula just to the Southwest. The Spanish strategy was to force the British force into the bay between the city and the fort, and sink the ships their. San Martin quickly boarded the Pride of Madrid, and led the charge. He had used several ships as bait, going southward, including the Pride of Madrid. All the ships went into the bay, except the Pride of Madrid. Armed with 60 cannons, the ship helped funnel the British ships into the harbor. They took the bait, except the captain of the H.M.S. Leopard. He sailed back West, beyond the horizon, then to Cook's Islands. The British had 40 vessels stationed their, and Captain James Cook led them back toward South America.

The Spanish quickly won the Battle of Valparalso, but San Martin knew they had lost the element of surprise of the Ironwall. He sailed south toward Terra al Fuego, with two other Spanish vessels. However, they where cut off by James Cook's force. The two accompanying Spanish vessels moved alongside the Pride of Madrid, and moved all the crew, cargo, and cannons of their ships on board the Pride of Madrid, then burnt their own vessels. The Spanish ship now had 100 cannons, and over 2,000 men and enough supplies to return to Europe and start the next World War. Cook knew as much, and with 40 on 1 numbers, he still excepted to take the ship. Mother Nature had other ideas. As the British where about to attack the Pride of Madrid, a storm came in. Smaller ships where sinking like crazy. The British where left with 25 vessels. The Leopard led the charge on the Pride of Madrid.

San Martin had enough sense to abandon ship at this point. He knew that he couldn't survive the British crusade, so he decided for an alternative. He evacuated 98% of his forces, leaving him with just 40 men, mostly his closest officers. He lit the Captains quarters and the mast of fire, hoping to sink the ship. Little did he know, the Ironwalls where unsinkable unless the metal siding is pierced... over 500 times. He didn't know this, and he went ashore. When the Pride of Madrid never sank, James Cook captured the ship. San Martin and his men made a month-long march to Commodore Rivadavia. The British saw the ship as unable to be repaired, but discovered the technology they needed to make the Leopard, for example, an Ironwall. They took the ship to the Falkland Islands and burnt out the wooden interior of the ship. They dismantled some smaller ships and assembled them into a Frankenstein Ironwall known as the H.M.S. Pride of London. On May 1st, they left the Falkland Islands. They would reach Commodore Rivadavia a week after San Martin, and little battle was put up. The Spanish General had left for Buenos Aires, and was already their, due to a series of horse rides. The Spanish and Brazilian Navies readied as quickly as they could, with the Brazilians bringing their only Ironwall, the Rio de Janerio to the fight. The final battle would be in Montevideo, traditionally considered Brazilian but was Spanish for the time being. British and Brazilians, Spaniards and Slaves, everyone fought with every last breath for ten days. Afterward, the Union Jack was raised over Buenos Aires. Spain was outraged at the surrender, and a war without Parliament would cause problems for the British.

"George!" Prime Minister George Canning yelled.

"Oh, your worse then Gates. He was ready to pick a fight. You just yell. What is the matter?" The King replied

"You've heard, correct."

"Of what, Canning?"

"Our victory in Argentina!"

"Yes, what's wrong with it?"

"Whigs are saying you are denying Parliamentary decisions in war!"

"I had no say in this!"

"Neither did Parliament!"

"So?"

"So the Whigs are in full Civil War. They've created a Constitutional Convention to dissolve Great Britain and form what they call the United Kingdom."

"What territories are rebelling?"

"Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Cardiff, even riots in London proper!"

"Put them down."

"We can't. Where spread to thin between India, the Cape, the Pacific..."

"Take the forces from Argentina and have them fire on Scotland."

"I can't this requires a..."

"Parliament is dissolved! They are all treasonous rebels! I want them all HANGED! HANGED!!!"

"You've gone mad!"

"I have not. Your not my doctor, your with these rebels aren't you! I should!"

George threw a punch. Canning stood in shock, and prepared to fight back, but Royal guards locked him up instead. This would give power to the Frankist, rebels who wanted to abolish the Monarchy and create a pure Republic, like France. George IV would have none of it. He had armies from Argentina, Russia, Portugal, Denmark, Italy, and the homeland put down the rebellion. He dissolved Parliament and made a pure dictatorial system. When he met with his doctor, he recognized the King George IV was showing signs of insanity like his father. His brother William and his kid sister Victoria spearheaded the Royal Parliament faction, which wanted to keep things the way they where. King George IV didn't like his own family and potential heirs betraying him, so he sentenced them to death. William and Victoria fled to France, but Victoria went on the America when William died. William would also show signs of insanity and be put in an insane asylum in Lyon. Victoria would continue on to Springfield, Illinois, and met Abraham Lincoln. They would fall in love and get married in the Washington D.C. Anglican Church, and later moved West to San Antonio.

The Civil War in England would have consequences. Scottish leaders created a new ideology, called Ελεύθερος, or in Latin script, Eleftism. The doctrine supported freedom of the populous, by equal distribution of wealth and a massive global state to secure such. The doctrine would not be adopted for decades by any major nation, the some Eleft villages would spring up in all nations, never growing very large. However, Eleftism would shape the course of the 20th Century. The Dictatorial Monarchy in Great Britain was looked down upon in shame by her enemies, but appreciated by her allies. The House of Hanover had only one hope. Princess Charlotte was the last branch of the royal line, and had given birth to her son, George, in 1817. She was the only heir, aside from her nine year old son. She died in late 1825 after complications in birth, leaving her son, George V, the heir. Many of George III's other living descendants vied for the throne, but ultimately it would be the father of George V who would rule until George V turned 18 in 1836. Britain was destabilized, and many hoped that it was not contagious.
 
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Era of Good Feelings: Affairs in Asia New
May China and Japan repair their relationship and insitute Republicanism. It worked in America, it worked in France, Spain, and Germany, and it worked in Colombia. It will work in Asia.
-Andrew Jackson

Great Britain is weak! It is the duty of Persia to rescue her Islamic Brothers from Russian and British Tyranny!
-Fath Ali Shah

The Steppe is in rebellion! We need reinforcements from St. Petersburg!
-Russian Governor of the Central Asian Steppe


CHAPTER VIII: ERA OF GOOD FEELINGS
AFFAIRS IN ASIA
Fath Ali Shah had embarrassed Persia. He had lost Anatolia and saw Georgia fall. He needed to turn himself around. Russia had taken control of everything around lake Caspian, except Persia. The British Raj had moved into Isamlic territories and had forced them to collapse and be persecuted under British Indian Rule. After the Ottoman Empire fell into various states, Byzantines joined the French League and the Ottoman's request to join the British Entente where denied. Instead, London leaders had decided to let Russia take over the country and move into Persia. The Christian leaders had a special dislike of Islam, and wanted to put the Arabian religion to bed. Of this they made no secret.

Fath Ali Shah had a plan. He met with leaders of the Ottoman Empire in Ankara, where they agreed to create one united Islamic state, the Persian Empire. The capitol was set for Tehran. They couldn't attack the Russians full on, and both Emperor Shah and Tzar Alexander I knew this. A Georgian Independence movement distracted several thousands of Russian Troops to Tbilisi, and with Britian tied up in civil war, Persia took the chance to expand. They took city after city. Kabul, Islamabad, and Karachi, all of them fell into Persian hands with ease. They moved northward and took Turkish lands, who eventually became a buffer state. When the Persian expansion ended, Russia recognized the lose. Siberians moved Westward after seeing the Persians destroy any Russian claim to the region, and they wanted to stay safe.

Meanwhile, China and Japan where making progress. Age old enemies met in Korea, in the city of Seoul. Their they made plans to assist each other in defense, an alliance within the French League that America, Colombia and Brazil (the French League members from outside Europe) would eventually join. China and Japan also expressed a want for republican reforms. Chair of State John C. Calhoun would visit Tokyo and Beijing to help facilitate these reforms. A Chinese Constitution was written in 1826, with a three leader system. The Emperor of China would be the first leader, or Consulate. A elected leader would represent the Chinese heartland, and the final would represent the Chinese periphery. The first elections where held in July 1826. Japan would create a Parliament, with laws still needing approval of the Divine Emperor.

Finally, their was the Dutch-British Colonial War. The Dutch where a moderately powerful state in Western Europe who had a single colony: the East Indies, also known as Indonesia. They had been fair rulers, but this didn't stop foreign nations from wanting to expand

King George IV was in the twilight years of his reign. He and his father had lost war after war, of which the free nation in America most perfectly embodied. They had lost 2% of their population in the armies and navies, and had barely put down a civil war. George IV knew he would be succeeded by a German nobleman who had fled during the governments reform and became a Lord in England. He knew that soon, King Leopard I would began his reign. George IV knew he needed to seize the last chance he could. The British had made a lot of enemies. Spain, France, the Netherlands, and America where solidly against the state, and China and Germany where moving toward that. So King George IV created a master plan to conquer the Indian Ocean. His nation already owned South Africa, Georgeland, India, and had ports slowly set up along the south Asian and Indochinese ports. Although he knew Persia would not fall, their was one last place that needed to fall. The Dutch East Indies. To solidify the rule of the monarch, he had mass-produced the Ironwall ships in ports along the River Thames and sent them to Indonesia. Briefly before giving the order, he walked around his new home at Windsor Castle with his grandson, Prince and Heir to the Throne and namesake of the king, George Tudor V.

"Grandfather!" a young child shouted.

"Oh, what young royal is this!" The king said playfully.

"You said you had a surprise for me!" the little boy said expectantely.

"By Jove I do! Follow me outside the castle."

"Yes, sir."

They began to walk around the castle grounds, and the King broke the brief silence.

"This whole land, from London's walls to Lands End. This entire island, and Ireland and the Isle of Man to the West, do you know what they have in common?"

"No, grandfather."

"In a short time, they will be yours."

"Really?"

"Haha, yes. My father was the one who told me this. Our family has ruled over this land for hundreds of years, since Norman of France came and captured our lands. They made our family rulers over this people."

"But I thought we don't like the French?"

"We don't. We used to be allies, but then someone from Spain found a land beyond the sea. Us Europeans called the land America."

"If Spain found it, why is their some many other countries there?"

"That's why us, France, Spain, the Dutch, all of us fought. We became the greatest, by conquering the Atlantic, from Florida to Quebec."

"But the Unified States of America is there, yes?"

George IV chuckled at his grandson butchering the name of the rebels, then responded, "United, united States. When your great-grandfather was the king of this land, they rebelled againist us. We lost the war. We've lost a lot."

"I will own a loser?"

George IV looked sternly at his grandson. "You will not own. You will be King. When I die, your father will become King until you turn 18. Then, you shall become King. And never, NEVER, call the glorious state of GREAT Britain, not Britain, but GREAT Britain a loser! Besides, I will be sure that this is not a losing nation. We just took Argentina. Soon, we will take Indonesia."

"But that is Dutch! The Dutch will hate me when I am King!"

"When your King, their will be no Dutch."

"What does that mean?"

"You'll see."

Later that day, King George IV signed the order to invade Indonesia. Under his breath, he mumbled, "I do not rule losers." British forces took over islands like schoolchildren make messes. Soon, the entire Dutch government in the colony surrendered to the British, adopting similar terms to what had happened a few hundred years earlier in Dutch New Amsterdam. The Netherlands, already in debt from various wars, went bankrupt by the loss of their final colony. King William I of Orange-Nassau arranged to merge his nation with Germany. The Germans had instituted a large government reform, most notably moving the capitol from Frankfurt to Berlin, far away from Italian threats and easy to hold in the Danish or Hungarians acts up. The Germo-Dutch Union into the Republic of Germany would help make Germany one of the three most powerful nations in Western Europe, and arguably all of Europe.

The British plan in the Indian Ocean paid off. Iron walls began to catch on globally. In 1830, America still lead the world with 40 Ironwalls, but Great Britain and France where close behind with 35. Germany had 30. Russia had 25. Spain had 20. Colombia, Brazil, Greece, and Portugal all had 7. Hungary, though having no ports, had 1 for their river. China and Japan each had a dozen. Globally, Great Britain had the largest navy, with America in second place, closely followed up by France, then Germany, then Russia, then Japan, then China, then Spain, then Portugal, then a bunch of other smaller nations. Interestingly, the Mexican Empire refused to use Ironwalls and instead used a copper-silver mix, which proved to be pretty durable. The mix, known as Mexican copper, would catch on in other American nations, though never the United States. Naval superiority would prove to be of value to many nations, especially the United States, in dates soon to come.
 
Era of Good Feelings: Panama Congress New
We, the Panama Congress, endorse the Madisonian Doctrine
-Statement of the Panama Congress, 1825

Viva la Peru y Viva Argentina!
-Jose de San Martin


We can exploit this opportunity to conquer the New World. Down to Colombia, Down to Brazil, and down to the cursed United States of America! Viva la Mexico y Vivan los Entente!
-Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Emperor of Mexico

CHAPTER VIII: ERA OF GOOD FEELINGS
PANAMA CONGRESS
Following the conquest of Argentina by British forces, a general consensus fell over the New World that the nations needed to work together or be exploited by European interests. Called the Panama Congress, the assembly of nations of the New World met in New Orleans, Louisiana. Delegates from the United States, Gran Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Great Britain, Spain, France and Germany all sent delegates. The American Delegation was comprised of the Executive Chair James Madison, Constitutional Chair Henry Clay, Chair of State John C. Calhoun and Chair of the Interior Martin Van Buren. The Colombian Delegation included Simon Bolivar and Samuel Houston. Mexico's was just the Emperor. Brazil sent Dom Pedro to the Congress. Spain sent Jose de San Martin, who fled to Lima after the fall of Argentina. Guy Carlton represented British interests. The date was set for October 2nd (the first was a Sunday).

Thomas B. Robertson, governor of Louisiana, had been invited by Chair of the Interior Martin Van Buren to open to Congress. He knew Martin Van Buren was hesitant to open the Congress in a Southern state, and by opening the convention, Robertson was responsible for its opening address. "Representing the United States of America, and the Great State of Louisiana and the City of New Orleans, hereby call this convention to order, on the first of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five."

Mild applause died down as Robertson prepared to address the room. "It is my honor to welcome you to the United States and to my Beloved State of Louisiana. As the governor of the state, I split a lot of time between here and the state capitol, Baton Rouge. Both are major ports of which trade with ya'll American nations and those across the ocean in European is vital to our trade. Although we appreciate our established partners, we heavily desire for this port to do much trade with our brothers in the New World. For truly, we are brothers. Founded on common principles of Liberty and Justice for all. I hope the results of this Congress can help us grow together as a true American family."

Again, mild applause, but before Robertson got back to official business, he gave one final comment. "Vivan los Americanos!" This got a wild crowd from Spanish ethnic zones, even getting a chuckle or two out of Santa Anna. "Alright. Now is time to elect the chair of the Congress. Nominations." A Delegate from Colombia stood up. "The Temporary Chair of the Congress recognizes the delegate from Gran Colombia." Robertson said.

"I would like to nominate James Madison of the United States of America for the Chair of the Congress." Wild applause from some, boos from the Mexican and British delegations. Carlton stood up.

"The Temporary Chair of the Congress recognizes the delegate from Great Britain."

"I would like to nominate General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna of the Imperial State of Mexico!" Carlton said. This drew boos from many.

"Order, order. All in favor of James Madison, say Aye."

[United States Delegation] Aye.
[Gran Colombian Delegation] Aye.
[Brazilian Delegation] Aye.
[French Delegation] Aye.
[German Delegation] Aye.

[Temporary Chair] All in favor of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, say Aye.

[Mexican Delegation] Aye.
[British Delegation] Aye.

[Temporary Chair] Mr. James Madison of the United States of America is hereby elected Chair of the Congress.
[Congressional Chair] Mr. Thomas Robertson, you are dismissed.
[Thomas Robertson, United States] Thank you.

[Congressional Chair] I would like to announce the parliamentary procedure for this Congress. Delegations will have varying voting power, based off their correlation to the North and South American Continents. The Third Degree is of nations whose capitols are located in the Americas. These nations, with three votes, are the United States of America, Imperial State of Mexico, Republic of Gran Colombia, and the Federal Republic of Brazil. The Second Degree is compromised of nations whose capitols are located in Europe yet have large holdings in North and/or South America. These nations, with two votes, are the Republic of Spain and the Monarchy of Great Britain. Finally, the First Degree is compromised of nations who have small colonies in the Americas, namely to Federal Republic of Germany and the Constitutional Monarchy of France. The first order on the pre-ordained agenda is the status powers beyond America and the amount of power they should possess. The Chair recognizes the delegation from Brazil.

[Brazilian Delegation] I propose a resolution to remove European powers from the continents through the creation of independent states in the Caribbean, Peru, and Argentina.c
[Congressional Chair] The Chair recognizes the delegation from Spain.
[Spanish Delegation] The Republic of Spain would be willing to release Peru as an independent nation in the French League.
[Congressional Chair] The Chair recognizes the delegation from Great Britain
[G. British Delegation] The nation of Great Britain will oppose all such actions and shall not and will not release any colonies.
[Congressional Chair] The Chair recognizes the delegation from the United States.
[U. States Delegation (Van Buren)] The nation of Great Britain is a tyrannical empire of the world who would never release a nation unless it shall cost her by a great deal of force. The events of our own history have proven this. They are known to suppress the rights of speech and religion. They put down, no, they killed members of a protest in their own nation. Their homeland! They just wanted to have standard democratic ideals. We, the delegation of the United States of America, move to remove colonies from nations who will not release them by force.
[Congressional Chair] The Chair recognizes a different delegate from the United States.
[U. States Delegation (Clay)] We, the delegation of the United States, are split on such an action. We do propose that a pact be formed to stop European Imperialism from the New World. I move an amendment on the initial proposal by the Delegation from Brazil.
[Congressional Chair] A vote on the United States Delegation is to be called. All in favor of Clay's amendment, say aye.
[Congressional Chair, U. States Delegation (Clay, Calhoun)] Aye.
[Congressional Chair] All opposed, say nay.
~none vote nay~
[Congressional Chair] Abstentions?
[U. States Delegation (Van Buren)] Abstain
[Congressional Chair] All vote on the Brazilian Resolution, with the included American Amendment. All in favor, say aye.

[U. States Delegation] Aye
[French Delegation] Aye
[Brazilian Delegation] Aye
[Colombian Delegation] Aye
[Spanish Delegation] Aye

[Congressional Chair] All opposed say nay.

[Mexican Delegation] Nay
[G. British Delegation] Nay

[Congressional Chair] I'd ask for abstentions, but I see it as pointless. Would the German Delegation like to vote?

[German Delegation] Nay

[Congressional Chair] Oh. Well then, the motion carries, with 12 ayes and 6 nays. Any final protests or amendments before we officially make the Brazilian Resolution part of the Panama Accords? The Chair recognizes the delegation from Mexico.
[Mexican Delegation] I would like to propose an amendment to the Brazilian Resolution, amended by the Americans. Nations in the New World may also absorb these colonies aforementioned.
[Congressional Chair] Any final amendments?
~Silence~
[Congressional Chair] All vote on the Mexican Amendment to the Brazilian Resolution, previously amended by the Americans. All in favor, say aye.

[Mexican Delegation] Aye
[G. British Delegation] Aye
[French Delegation] Aye
[German Delegation] Aye
[Spanish Delegation] Aye

[Congressional Chair] All opposed, say nay.

[U.States Delegation] Nay
[G. Colombian Delegation] Nay
[Brazilian Delegation] Nay

[Congressional Chair] There is a tie. Would any like to change their vote?
~Silence~
[Congressional Chair] I guess I get the final say (*gulp*). The motion fails, for the sake of Liberty of the Colonies to preserve themselves under self-rule. The Brazilian Resolution, amended by the Americans, will be admitted to the Panama Accords as Article I. The Second Item on our Agenda is the nature of which the nations of this continent shall interfere in European Affairs. The Chair recognizes the Delegation from Colombia.

[G. Colombian Delegation] I realize that we, as an American brotherhood of nations, have mostly favorably relations with some Europeans. Some of us have less favorable relations. It is not our duty to get involved in their wars, however, because they are of little good to us. None of us truly desire to expand into the Old World when our strength of power is here. I propose a binding resolution that we defend our fellow nations if they should be attacked in the New World, not if they are the aggressors attacking the Old World. I call for a vote.
[Congressional Chair] All in favor, say aye.

[(All Delegations)] Aye.

[Congressional Chair] I suppose that went really well. The third item of our agenda is the location of the next Panama Congress. The future Panama Congresses will be held in Third-Degree American nations, in the following order. In 1830, it shall be Brazil that will hosts us. In 1834, it shall be Gran Colombia who hosts us. In 1838, it shall be the Mexican Empire who will host us. In 1842, it shall be whatever new nation is formed as a third-degree nation, or the United States again should their be no new third-degree nation. The Chair recognizes the Delegation from Brazil to present details of the next Congress.
[Brazilian Delegation] The Federal Republic of Brazil is very excited to host the next Panama Congress, but first, I have a resolution. May I speak of such.
[Congressional Chair] Proceed.
[Brazilian Delegation] Article I and II of the Panama Accords are a doctrine of this convention. I propose we name as such, after the Chair of the Convention, Mr. James Madison of the United States!
~Applause~
[Congressional Chair] (*sniffs*) I would be honored to have such doctrine named after myself. I call for a vote. All in favor

[(All Delegations)] Aye.

[Congressional Chair] Well, then Articles I and II of the Panama Accords shall be known as the Madisonian Doctrine. Delegate from Brazil, please continue.
[Brazilian Delegation] The Second Panama Congress will be held in Sao Paulo, on March 1st, 1830. We are excited to see the delegates of the many nations there.

[Congressional Chair] Are their anymore proposals?
~Silence~
[Congressional Chair] I hereby adjourn the First Panama Congress of the Nations of the Americas for the night. We will meet again tomorrow.

The Madisonian Doctrine was born out of the Congress, but not everyone had good intentions. General Santa Anna had used the occasion to scope out the city. He wanted to gain control of the entirety of the Americas, and if he could take New Orleans, all of the Western United States would fall. He knew these weak points for Gran Colombia and Brazil. He would need to take down America first, so he could use their navy, though. He would wait until an inevitably Civil War, either on Slavery or Religion. Great Britain and Mexico began making secret plans for Mexico to annex Argentina. Spain began to make plans to release Peru. Things where set in motion that could not be reversed. Unfortunately, America had other problems to worry about.
 
Era of Good Feelings: Impeached New
If this is the first, I hope it is the only Impeachment this nation has to go through. It has been a hassle to get a replacement for the impeached.
-James Madison on the 1827 Impeachment of Chair Martin Van Buren


I care not what hassle Mr. Madison says this to be, what Van Buren did was a crime against Virginia, a crime against the South, and a crime against the American Nation.
-John C. Calhoun on the 1827 Impeachment of Chair Martin Van Buren

The individual Executive Chairs of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
-"Impeachment Clause" of the U.S. Constitution. (Article II, Section III)


CHAPTER VIII: ERA OF GOOD FEELINGS
IMPEACHED

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Martin Van Buren, Chair of the Interior (1825-1827)
First Impeached Executive Chair
Martin Van Buren was among the most controversial candidates in the 1824 election. He ran with the Freedom Party, an anti-slavery party (though more of a movement) whose roots where in Pennsylvania. In a state worth so many electoral votes, Van Buren edged out more traditional candidates who where strong in the mid-Atlantic states such as Henry Clay. Clay was beat by Van Buren with a margin of only 12,000 votes in the Philadelphia area, which gave Van Buren a Executive Chair and robbed Clay of the Executive Chair. Clay was frustrated by Van Buren, as where the Southerners Calhoun and Madison who had placed just above and below Clay in the last election. Van Buren knew that due to the Chair of the Executive and State hating his party and the respective partisan ideals, knew he would have to use, well, less traditional methods.

Emmanuel Smith was a slave in 1803 in Virginia. He would plot against his masters after a childhood experience took out his left eye and ear. He would kill his master and taskmaster in their sleep and escape into the back country in the Virginia Appalachians. He eventually made his way to Quaker families in a settlement called Pittsburgh who trained him in using a pistol and rifle for self-defense. Emmanuel then went back to the Richmond area, where he came in contact with other free African-Americans and enslaved people, and they made a plot to take Virginia. First, they would launch a raid on local arsenals, and lead slave revolts in West Virginia, where it would be hard to put such revolts down. Then, they would split into two groups. The smaller one would take Richmond and the Capitol building, kidnap the governor, and have them issue a general emancipation. Then, the building would be burned, with the entire government of Virginia inside. Then, a larger group, led by Emmanuel, would capture Washington F.D. and hold Congress and the Executive Council hostage inside the U.S. Capitol until immediate emancipation was granted. Then they would shot leading slaveholders in the government, such as James Madison and John C. Calhoun and have Emmanuel and other leaders replace them. The Coup of 1827 would be the largest attempt to remove the U.S. government from power in its history up to this point.

Martin Van Buren was visiting ridding through West Virginia on his way to Kentucky during the Emancipation crisis in 1826 when he found Emmanuel. He set up a meeting with Smith in the city of Charleston, where he gave Emmanuel the official dress of the F.B.I., and told him to use a note from Van Buren (who controlled the F.B.I.) to access all the goods in the armories. They seized all the guns, cannons, and other materials in the armory, then marched. On March 4th, 1827, they arrived in Richmond. They pulled the cannons and guns up capitol hill, and quickly disposed of the police. The Capitol building was taken, but several members of the Legislature where ill or in their hometowns.. However, for 85% of the Legislature and Governor Tyler, the Coup was successful. They voted to abolish slavery in Virginia, and gave the documents to the Coup leaders. The Coup leaders left because as they said, "they had a treaty prepared." They locked the doors and burned the center of the building.

Emmanuel's army continued to march into Washington, shocking residents of Alexandria and the Capitol. Government leaders fled, but Van Buren had advised some leaders, including Madison, Clay, and Calhoun, to stay in the capitol. The U.S. Army, now alerted after what happened, mobilized forces in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania, to try and save what little hope was left in Washington. John Payne Todd (James Madison's adopted son and therefore heir to the Executive Chair), who thought he might be part of the Coup's targets, was given refuge by the U.S. Coast Guard, who took him to Quebec City, where he visited the elderly Jean Baptiste II. Governors across the nation put the capitol cities on lock down. Even city mayors in New York, Philadelphia, and Charleston issued emergency proclamations over the next week.

Then things started to unravel. The Architect of the Capitol remembered their being a basement that led to a garden just outside the building, designed for escape. The Executive Council and Congressional members took the back door out, leaving Emmanuel's Army in shock when they found an empty Congressional chamber. The army tried to pursue Congress through the back door, but where trapped by U.S. forces. When the note from Van Buren was discovered, Martin attempted to flee to Maryland. He was caught in Baltimore a week after the Coup.

When Congress finally resumed, they immediately had a new item on their agenda.

Speaker of the House Andrew Jackson rose to the Congressional Podium.

"Gentleman, gentleman, we have an important item on our agenda. The Constitution gives us the right to impeach a sitting Executive Council member by a two-thirds vote. All for the impeachment of the Chair Martin Van Buren on charges of Treason, say aye."

"Aye." Every Congressman voted in favor of the impeachment.

"All for the suspension and removal of his nobility."

"Aye." Every Congressman voted in favor of the removal of Martin's title.

"Well, Senators, as this is a joint session, all in favor?"

"Aye." Every Senator again voted for.

"Suspension?"

"Aye." Martin Van Buren had just become the first impeached Chair in American history. This, on top of Thomas Jefferson's recent death, would hurt Americans to the core.
 
Era of Good Feelings: A Fallen Monarch and a New Order in European New
The King is shot!
-Queen Maria of Great Britain


A New Era has descended upon the continent. This is a defining moment in our history. This is a Spring of Hope. This is a Winter of Despair
-Brit. Author Charles Dickens

All hail King Leopard I, King of Great Britain!
-Anglican Priest following King Leopard I's inauguration.


CHAPTER VIII: ERA OF GOOD FEELINGS
A FALLEN MONARCH AND A NEW EUROPEAN ORDER

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King Leopard I, of Great Britain
(1790-1865, reigned 1827-1836)
1827 saw an end to the reign of the four Georges. George I had been inaugurated following Queen Anne's death in 1717. King Leopard was not related to the Hanover monarchs, born in Bavaria to a Duke and Countess in a smaller duchy. He, as the youngest son, would not inherit the duchy, but would rise to fame in other ways. He would first ally himself with the Russians, rising through the ranks of the Russian Army to eventually become a Major General. When the French and German armies reached his duchy in the Napoleonic Wars in 1805, he parted with his family and fled to Denmark, where he made eventual plans of revenge. But when the next war broke out, it was in America, frustrating his plans. However, his tactical brilliance drew him to a prestigious post, the Supreme Commander of the forces of the British Entente in Europe. He advised the official renaming of the Entente to the Entente of Nations, and helped outline the plan King George IV would use when he made the decision to create the British Indian Ocean. He even married the Prince Regent's daughter in 1816, becoming one of the King's closest advisers. Despite this close relationship to the King, he never excepted to be his successor.

The Panama Congress had resulted in a hard British 'no' to Argentine independence. An Argentine Independence movement began to build up, very similar to the American, Irish, and Colombian Revolutions that had preceded it. Leaders such as San Martin plotted for a full revolt the Summer of 1829, but some could not wait. King George IV was visiting Bristol in August of 1827, trying to consolidate control of the British Isles following his dissolving of Parliament and nullification of the English Bill of Rights. An unnamed Argentine was assisted by Whigs in Bristol in an assassination plot. The Whigs did not know that the unnamed Argentine, whose name is not known to this day, that a Coup attempt was building up. King Leopard had heard rumors and had locked himself up with his family and a few hundred British guards on the Isle of Man for protection. In reality, he saw how cruel the British King was being and was trying to escape to Denmark, where he hoped both League and Entente nations would assist him in re-installing the British Parliament. Leopard had seen George IV's mental condition in a steady decline, and thought his actions where oppressive to the British people. However, when the fateful date of August 12th rolled around, the aforementioned Argentine national shot and killed King George IV. The rallied the public, and with Great Britain threatening to break into all out war, the will of King George IV was read. Leopard was installed as the monarch of the British Empire. The public initially hated him, like the King he replaced. King Leopard I would try to change this.

His first order of business was to reorganize Parliament. This came as a total shock to the people when the House of Lords was replaced with the House of the Senate, similar to the U.S. senate where British states would each send a single representative. This instantly improved his ratings with the people. When Cambridge University preformed a study, only 3% of the British populous liked King George IV, but as much as 36% liked Leopard I. His approval ratings where flying, but there was more. New had barely reached London that the American founding father, Thomas Jefferson, had died on November 2nd, 1826. King George IV was not going to attend the memorial proceeding in Washington, F.D., as where most European leaders. King Leopard I personally visited the United States Capitol for the proceedings.

"Mr. Calhoun? Are you all right?"

"No, not really. I think some of Jefferson's letters to me where lost during the Coup."

"Oh, well you have a visitor. Funny enough, a Coup just put him in power."

Calhoun looked up, confused. "Something in Europe I haven't yet heard about."

"Something big. I present to you, King Leopard I, of Great Britain."

As the King came into the room, Calhoun was awestruck that the King of Great Britain, Great Britain of all people, was here for Thomas Jefferson's memorial.

"Your highness, I am John Caldwell Calhoun, of South Carolina, currently serving as the Chair of State for the United States."

"No need for formalities. We are equals. Neither of us is superior."

From the King of Great Britain, this meant a lot to Calhoun. He rather liked Leopard.

"So, what it is you felt was so important to cross the Atlantic. Your the first King of any nation to come here, and after all four wars?"

"The past is the past. I would like to speak at Jefferson's memorial. And I have policy to discuss."

"Well, alright. But fill me in on Britain."

"George IV got shot. I am now the king for the next decade."

"Only a decade?"

"The true heir is my son, George V. But I am reigning until then. So first, I want your help in creating a free Argentina. We will keep Cape Horn, but we are freeing most of the region. Also, when is the memorial?"

"Two days. I have to prepare for that right now. Can I meet with you afterword? You can stay at the British embassy. It's on New York Avenue."

"Alright."

Two days later

"Thank you all for coming tonight. We have on final speaker, who has a surprise which even I don't no about. He has traveled a long way to be here, and I don't believe to many of you are very fond of him, but show him a decent respect."

The crowd of Americans was confused by this odd introduction, which caught their attention.

"Without further adieu, I present, King Leopard I, of Great Britain."

Shock roared through the crowd.

As Leopard walked to the podium, he looked like a true European. Many questioned why the King was at Jefferson's memorial. They would soon find out.

"So, before I begin my remarks, I would like to give myself a brief introduction. My name is King Leopard I. I was inaugurated after the assassination of King George IV. This is my first address as King, aside from my coronation."

A happy roar ripped through the crowd after hearing that King George IV, one of the most hated people in the world to the Americans, was dead.

"Despite my roots in Entente Europe, plotting against the nation where I now stand, I have a great respect and admiration for this country and the principles Jefferson advocated. He stood up for his people, his cause of righteousness, of liberty, of freedom, and of every worthy cause. When he wrote 'all men are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,' he signed his sacred honor to that. For that, he deserves to be remembered well. I would like to give a gift to the United States. Boys, bring her in!"

The focus of Leopard and of the crowd turned to their left to see a massive statue of Thomas Jefferson, 12 feet tall and 2 feet wide, being brought in by 24 British sailors. They put him upright before the steps of the capitol, and the crowd saw a copy of the Deceleration of Independence in his hand, as well as a Bible and an American Flag. Applause rang wild.

The next day, Calhoun and Leopard met on the steps of the capitol.

"I couldn't just give you Jefferson. I have statues of Hamilton, Washington, Mason, Madison and Adams on their way to America right now."

"Oh. Anything else?"

"No. I want to reopen relationships with the U.S. for the better."

"Well. May this be for the better."

The two men shook hands, the Leopard left for Great Britain. Calhoun was shocked, as was all of America by Leopard's behavior. Europe was in a new age. Many saw it as a new, bright future.
 
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