Largely, these "parts" are in novel format rather than the historical chronical format I tend to use with my TL's.
Since the TL is so extensive, I break them up into book-sized novels based upon the year (otherwise, I'd be at chapter 630 and page 1804 by now) Someday, after heavy, heavy proofreading and rewrites, I may try to self-publish so any constructive criticism upon writing style, historical accuracy, flow, dialogue, etc would be appreciated.
Key POD's from the 5 Years' War (Book 1):
1. Great Britain wins "5 Years War" in North America (including Louisiana) but the Prussian/Hanoverian alliance sees the dismemberment of Prussia by her neighbors (and relegation to 3rd tier status) and seizure of Hanover by France.
2. Peter III regains his heritage in Holstein but gets overthrown in Russia. He later assumes the throne of Sweden.
3. Two fictional diseases - the Bleeding Death (akin to Ebola) and African Death (akin to AIDS) - ravage the world, with Africa as the epicenter. The slave trade effectively dies by the mid-1760's. This has a particularly terrible effect on large concentrations of men hailing from different regions...like soldiers and sailors who also enjoy the odd prostitute.
4. Great Britain's normal sources for "hired" mercenaries - Hesse, etc - are forbidden by treaty to lease Regiments of experienced sailors. This would cause a major handicap to the British war effort for the first year or two of the American Revolutionary War.
5. Robert Clive's exploitation of Bengal lead to a rebellion which evicts Britain from Bengal. This leads to the Circars and Madras falling to France and their allies.
6. Most of the French residents of Quebec are evicted after the "5 Years War" by a vengeful Britain and America but the Acadian population is largely intact.
7. With Britain's greater success in the 5 Years War in the Americas (seizing Louisiana and Guadeloupe in addition to OTL gains), the French and Spanish are increasingly nervous about the potential for British Hegemony in the west.
8. OTL crisis in the Falklands (OTL Spain backed down) and Corsica (OTL Britain backed down) flare up in violence.
9. Spanish/Portuguese rivalry continues in South America. However, in this TL, Portugal is successful in gaining British assistance due to increased importance of Portugal to maintaining British naval hegemony in the Mediterranean (Minorca is not returned to Britain after 5 Years War and Corsican-British alliance is firmer, thus contributing to the crisis). Great Britain offers modest support in Portugal and the Banda Oriental.
Key POD's from Alternate Revolutionary War (Books 2 to 4)
1. Robert Clive immigrates to Massachusetts in disgrace and eventually joins rebels.
2. "Continental" Congress becomes "Columbian" Congress and United States of America becomes United States of Columbia.
3. Shortage of British troops in the Americas leads to easy rebel seizures from Quebec to Savannah.
4. Through 1776 and 1777, most of the fighting takes place in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania (similar to OTL).
5. French Nova Scotia throws off the British with French and Columbian aid and returns as the colony of Acadia.
6. Gibraltar falls in 1777 after a massive land and sea siege. Great Britain loses only base in the Mediterranean.
7. Portugal's King demands British aid in border conflict in South America. King George agrees and Montevideo taken. However, Portugal, facing invasion from Spain and France, exit the war. In OTL, Great Britain offered little to no help to their longtime ally.
8. French direct financial aid given to Columbia a year earlier than OTL in 1776 and French troops/naval support a year earlier in 1777.
9. The fictional "Bleeding Death" and "African Death" claim thousands of military lives and tens of thousands of civilians, cutting off the slave trade.
10. Robert Clive is captured by the British in November, 1777. Numerous high-ranking British and American generals are killed in combat from 1776 to 1777.
11. By the end of 1777, Great Britain's North American empire has been reduced to e "Royal Islands" of Manhattan, Staten Island, "Nassau" Island (Long Island), Newfoundland, Bermuda and most of the West Indies.
12. Spain and the United States of Columbia, while co-belligerents against Britain and mutually allied with France, have yet to sign an alliance.
13. King Carlos III's heir in Naples, Prince Ferdinand, dies in December 1777 of Bleeding Death, leaving the King to seek to merge Naples/Sicily to Spain once again for his son, Infante Carlos, despite this being against previous European diplomatic convention.
14. King Louis XVI's brother, Louis Stanislas Xavier, who nominally ruled Hanover after the Electorate was seized in 1759, dies of African Death in December of 1777.
15. The childless Maximilian Joseph of Bavaria dies as in OTL in December of 1777 of Smallpox. Numerous potential inheritors take notice.
1. A series of disease-wracked expeditions by Britain, France, the Netherlands, Spain and the United States Columbia cross the West Indies. Great Britain seizes Dominica, St. Eustatius and French/Dutch Guyana. Spain seizes Virgin Islands. Dutch seize Anguilla. United States of Columbia seize the Bahama Islands and Bermuda.
2. Henry Clinton commands an invasion of Virginia by 6000 British soldiers and 3000 Loyalists.
3. The British invasion of Virginia inspires a mass slave uprising. General James Wolfe makes for a particularly ruthless and efficient British commander.
4. Initial battles in Virginia lead to massive victories.
5. After Patrick Henry is defeated (and captured) at the Battle of Williamsburg and William Heath is defeated (and killed) at Richmond, Nathanial Greene is tasked to command the shattered Columbian army in Virginia. He wins several close battles near Chancellorsville and Fredericksburg.
6. His command denuded of many of his best soldiers for the Virginia and West Indies campaigns, William Howe lacks the resources to further his campaign in New York.
7. A ferocious civil war between the races emerges in Virginia, leading to a total failed harvest and massive racial violence. Tens of thousands are slaughtered and perish of disease or starvation.
8. Henry Clinton is appointed commander-in-chief of North America to replace William Howe. However, Clinton is killed by a ruptured British cannon.
9. Boston and several New England port towns are destroyed by a vengeful Admiral Augustus Keppel.
10. Mysore, Hyderabad and the French East Indies join forces against the Maratha Empire, the British East India Company and the Nawab of Arcot. With much of Arcot having fallen, a Maratha-EIC army assault Hyderabad on New Years Day.
11. Great Britain, like all affected nations, is rapidly approaching bankruptcy.
12. With the death of the Elector of Bavaria, Maria Theresa of the Habsburg Empire seizes the Electorate. Later, a political settlement is agreed in which French Hanover is ceded to the rightful claimant to Bavaria (Palatine) in return for ceding Bavaria to Austria. Austria then ceded the Southern Netherlands to France. This was a massive diplomatic development in Europe which will lead to many butterflies.
1. British Invasion of Virginia fails after two years of violent racial war. Virginia devastated. Half of slave population killed, died of disease, escaped or sold into slavery into the French West Indies.
2. Last ditch attempt by Washington to seize New York from William Howe occurs on New Year's Eve, 1779, with the Columbian Army marching across the frozen Hudson. The attack fails with heavy casualties.
3. The Treaty of Paris sees Great Britain ceded all of mainland America (including East Florida) to Columbia along with Bermuda and the Bahama/Turk/Caicos Islands. Great Britain retains Newfoundland, the "Royal Islands of New York" (Manhattan, Staten and Nassau (Long) Islands) as havens for Loyalists. Great Britain gains the Banda Oriental, the Guyana Territories, Roatan, St. Eustatius, the Swan Islands and the Bay Islands. Spain gains Gibraltar, the Falklands, the Belize River Colony, the British Virgin Islands and West Florida. The Dutch Republic gained Anguilla. France regained Nova Scotia (Acadia) and later traded Minorca to Spain for the return of Louisiana. Great Britain also recognized French control over Corsica and acquisition of the Austrian Netherlands.
4. Suffering a mental breakdown, King George III falls to his death from the heights of his home, leading a very young George IV to the throne.
5. The social upheaval in Virginia leads to a lower and middle class revolt which results in a law manumitting all slaves in Virginia by 1800. This would effectively guarantee the remainder of the United States of Columbia would likely follow in the ensuing years. As a result, North and South Carolina elect not to join the new nation and accept George IV as their Monarch, bringing the two new nations into Personal Union (but not direct political affiliation) with Great Britain. The western counties of North and South Carolina secede and join the United States as Western Carolina.
6. In 1785, Benjamin Franklin is elected the first President of the United States of Columbia. Only North Carolina, South Carolina and Rhode Island decline to join.
7. In 1791, fearing violence, King Louis XVI successfully flees to a Royalist Garrison at the border of France while his country convulses in Revolution.
1. Many of the events of the French Revolutionary War, Napoleonic War, Quasi-War and British impressment of Columbian sailors continues as in OTL.
2. Austria-Hungary torn apart by Napoleon while a coalition of Danish, Swedish-Prussian and Russian fleets defeats Horatio Nelson at Copenhagen resulting in a renewed League of Armed Neutrality. Portugal is invaded by France and Spain, dividing up the nation into three parts. Great Britain assumed control over Brazil.
3. Empress Catherine lives another decade longer than OTL and Czar Paul more interested in the Holy Lands than war with Napoleon.
4. Napoleon does not invade Egypt but seizes the last Kingdom of the Maghreb, southern Morocco, for the Franco-Spanish alliance and continues shipping the Moors to the West Indies as slaves, denuding North Africa for European settlement.
5. Alexander Hamilton makes public Thomas Jefferson's relationship with his slave and sister-in-law, Sally Hemmings, leading to a duel which ends in Jefferson's death and Hamilton's disgrace.
6. Aaron Burr is elected President in 1800 and 1805. War between Britain and Columbia is declared over the issue of impressment.
7. Taking advantage over a mutiny in the Royal Navy, Napoleon I dispatches armies to invade Britain and Ireland.
8. Aaron Burr, seeing the opportunity to evict Great Britain from North America, dispatches troops to seize the poorly defended, disease-ridden British possessions in the West Indies.
1. Weakened by their poor performance in the 7 Years' War, the Columbian Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic Wars, the Royal Navy loses control over the English Channel for several months, allowing a large French Army to land in southern England. Eventually, this invasion is pushed back but southern England is ravaged.
2. Among the French Army is a Brigade of Columbians under Andrew Jackson.
3. Ireland also is invading by a Franco-Spanish Army inspiring an Irish Catholic rebellion. British forces are totally defeated and Ireland declared a Republic.
4. Portugal's Royal Family is captured by the Franco-Spanish and placed in French custody. Portugal is then broken up into component parts.
5. The government of the Portuguese colony of Brazil collapses and falls under British influence.
6. After years of impressments of their citizens at sea, Aaron Burr invades and conquers most of the Lesser Antilles Islands ruled by Britain or Britain's ally, the House of Bourbon now located in Acadia.
7. The British East India Company, long in bankruptcy, is cut off from Britain for years and its directors repudiate any debts and announce the resolvency of the institution with themselves as owners. The Company conquers Isle de France, Zanzibar, Mombasa, Aden and several of the East Indies Spice Islands.
8. The Maratha Empire conquers the French and Dutch colonies in eastern India.
9. British and Columbian forces cooperate in an attempt to force China to open to trade. The attempt fails to great loss of life.
10. President Aaron Burr orders the establishment of colonies in Eastern New Holland and South Zealand to support Asian trade and the Pacific whaling industry.
11. After an unprecedented two terms of office as President, Aaron Burr announces his intention to run for a third term. In a crowded election, no candidate wins the requisite electoral votes. The vote is then thrown to the House of Representatives where a coalition of Democratic-Republicans and Federalists agree to vote James Monroe as the new President.
12. Accused of planning to illegally cancel the election's results, Aaron Burr's own cabinet threaten to expose the President if he does not resign from office.
13. After several years of wandering, Aaron Burr happens upon Andrew Jackson in New Orleans and inquires of the General is familiar with the vast but largely unsettled Spanish colonies of Tejas and California.
14. Emperor Napoleon is killed suppressing another Portuguese rebellion. His elder brother Joseph assumes the throne.
1. Napoleon II of France plans a second invasion of Great Britain.
2. United States of Columbia purchases Alyeska from Russia.
3. Anglo immigration to Tejas results in rebellion amongst greater rebellion among the Spanish Empire.
4. France invests heavily in Navy.
5. Columbian influence expands in Australasia.
6. Mexico City (renamed Ciudad de Ferdando) is destroyed in rebellions by flooding.
7. Republic of Rio Grande destroyed in rebellion.
8. France's modern steamship navy gains control over Channel. French army invades.
9. Russian control over Levant leads to heavy forced migration of Russian (and later Polish) Jews, Old Believers and Copts. Arabs in southern Levant pushed out.
10. Khedive of Egypt declares Holy War on infidel. Russian forces seize lower Nile and eventually withdraw with most of Coptic (and Shi'a, Sufi, Jewish, Armenian, Greek) population of Egypt.
11.China rapidly modernizes (no Opium Wars, unequal treaties, etc).
12. France conquers England and eventually assumes control over Wales and Cornwall. Scotland becomes independent.
13. Irish mercenaries hired to help occupy England.
14. King George IV dies fleeing to Royal Islands of New York. Queen Charlotte coronated in New York. Several key members of Royal Family die defending England (Queen Caroline, Prince-consort Leopold, Prince Alfred and Prince Octavius).
15. British control over Portuguese Brazil (Portuguese royal family remains largely under house arrest in France) continues with heavy immigration. Eventually, Brazil's slaves were liberated upon fall of Great Britain by British Viceroy in hopes of maintaining control.
16. US buys rights to Tejas, Nuevo Mexico, California, Sonora and Tierra del Fuego from Ferdinand VII. US also later claims Patagonia (disputed by Spain). US also claims entire Amazon Basin (disputed by Britain).
17. Ferdinand VII dies in 1833, leaving Kingdoms of Spain, Naples and America to his three-year-old daughter. HIs brother Carlos was assassinated years before in the Spanish rebellions. He and his third wife raised his three nephews. He prepares a plan to make his nephews and cousins "Kings" in various American colonies with greater leeway to reform and govern than previous Viceroys.
18. Napoleon II expresses no desire to attack remaining British Empire: New York, Carolina and Newfoundland (like Bourbon Acadia) is too proximate to Columbia. British Jamaica, Barbados and Anglo-Bourbon St. Domingue no longer profitable amid slave manumission. Brazil believed likely to fall into rebellion. Banda Oriental too far and not particularly valuable. Napoleon II sees no reason to antagonize US and Spain. He only invaded Britain to ensure hegemony in Western and Central Europe and North Africa.
19. Napoleon II dies a few years into the occupation of Britain. Noble estates in the country are broken up among the tenants and a new English Republican Army is slowly developed to police the nation on behalf of those who benefited from the occupation. Britain allowed a free hand to trade and their people to travel. Large-scale emigration begins to British Empire (including Brazil) and Columbia. This particularly affects the urban population and upper classes.
20. US claims Sakhalin, Ezochi (Hokkaido), Kolyrma, and Kamchatka.
21. Rinderpest is introduced in early 1800's and, by 1830's, Sleeping sickness (both human and animal) spread throughout Africa.
22. The East India Company agrees to assume control over Subsaharan African colonies of the US, France, Portugal (held by France) and Britain (also held by France). Key "investors" would have a seat on the board which allows trade rights throughout the region. Also, the East India Company seizes parts of Arabia and is an investor with France and Russia in the Sinai Canal. East India Company rights are being reduced in Bombay and Gao by the Chhatrapati in Pune.
1. The French Emperor Charles X withdraws from Britain after three decades of occupation, leading to the exiled Queen Charlotte to order her exiled loyalist forces representing the old guard to reconquer Britain.
2. The English Republican Army's political wing, under Henry Gladstone, wishes the return of the Queen but not the old order.
3. An invasion force under the Duke of Cambridge (including James Longstreet) comprised of British colonials from New York, Newfoundland, the Carolinas, Jamaica and the Banda Oriental.
4. The invasion fails. Queen Charlotte dies at sea and her cousin, Queen Victoria, arrives to make peace. A tentative agreement to reascend to the throne is reached with Gladstone which prevents a return to the old British order (no further House of Lords, 100% male suffrage, no return of confiscated aristocratic land).
5. Unrest continues throughout New Spain (Mexico) as the Prince-Regent Carlos repeatedly clashes with rebels, leaving much of the country in ruins.
6. The old East India Company completes its transformation from a Company to a multi-national holding institution comprised of the USC, Spain, France, Russia, Egypt, Ethiopia, India and China that now controls sub-saharan Africa and most of Arabia.
7. Russia and China fight a border war, won by the rapidly industrializing China.
8. After a victory by the Shogunate faction in the 1850's, Nihon fails to modernize.
9. A minor conflict between Nihon and China over sovereignty in the Ryukyu Islands leads to war and an invasion by China.
10. After multiple threats, the US sends forces to assist Nihon. China overwhelms the US and Nihon on Honshu, forcing them to retreat to the southern islands of Shikoku and Kyushu. US/Chinese naval battles devastate both fleets.
11. Peace is made at the status quo. The US solidifies a series of alliances in Southeast Asia (ASEAN) to confront China (now including "Free Nihon").
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Alt History Buff This is a continuation of my previous TL based upon an alternate 7 Years' War. Largely, these "parts" are in novel format rather than the historical chronical format I tend to use with my TL's. Since the TL is so extensive, I break them up into book-sized novels based upon the...