British Luzon TL

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  1. Threadmarks: Treaty of Paris

    kasumigenx Well-Known Member

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    British Luzon

    Treaty of Paris

    During the war, Great Britain had conquered the French colonies of Canada, Guadeloupe, Saint Lucia, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Tobago, the French "factories" (trading posts) in India, the slave-trading station at Gorée, the Sénégal River and its settlements, and the Spanish colony of Havana (in Cuba). France had captured Minorca and British trading posts in Sumatra, while Spain had captured the border fortress of Almeida in Portugal, and Colonia del Sacramento in South America.

    In the treaty, most of these territories were restored to their original owners, but not all: Britain made considerable gains. France and Spain restored all their conquests to Britain and Portugal. Britain restored Havana to Spain, and Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Lucia, Gorée, and the Indian factories to France. In return, France recognized the sovereignty of Britain over Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Tobago. France also ceded the eastern half of French Louisiana to Britain; that is, the area from the Mississippi River to the Appalachian Mountains.

    In the Treaty, Britain and Portugal would recognize the Spanish as the legal owners of the Philippines and Maluku on the treaty of Tordesillas in exchange for the Spanish perpetually ceding Luzon to the British.[1]

    Spain ceded Florida to Britain. France had already secretly given Louisiana to Spain in the Treaty of Fontainebleau (1762). In addition, while France regained its factories in India, France recognized British clients as the rulers of key Indian native states, and pledged not to send troops to Bengal. Britain agreed to demolish its fortifications in British Honduras (now Belize), but retained a logwood-cutting colony there. Britain confirmed the right of its new subjects to practise Catholicism.

    France lost all of its territory in mainland North America but had retained fishing rights off Newfoundland and the two small islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, where its fishermen could dry their catch. In turn France gained the return of its sugar colony, Guadeloupe, which it considered more valuable than Canada. Voltaire had notoriously dismissed Canada as "Quelques arpents de neige", "A few acres of snow".



    1. The cession of Luzon to Britain would butterfly British involvement in China and the Anglo-Dutch treaty.
     
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  2. Joriz Castillo Well-Known Member

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    The british controlling Luzon without Manila? They would have to build a new place to make it their capital.
     
  3. kasumigenx Well-Known Member

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    We have Malolos and Binalatongan as possible capitals.

    I corrected the treaty to include Manila but Manila is already nerfed in the second part.
     
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  4. Threadmarks: American Revolution

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    American Revolution

    The American Revolution was a colonial revolt which occurred between 1765 and 1783. The American Patriots in the Thirteen Colonies defeated the British in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) with the assistance of France, winning independence from Great Britain and establishing the United States of America.

    The American colonials proclaimed "no taxation without representation" starting with the Stamp Act Congress in 1765. They rejected the authority of the British Parliament to tax them because they had no representatives in that governing body. Protests steadily escalated to the Boston Massacre in 1770 and the burning of the Gaspee in Rhode Island in 1772, followed by the Boston Tea Party in December 1773. The British responded by closing Boston Harbor and enacting a series of punitive laws which effectively rescinded Massachusetts Bay Colony's rights of self-government. The other colonies rallied behind Massachusetts, and a group of American Patriot leaders set up their own government in late 1774 at the Continental Congress to coordinate their resistance of Britain; other colonists retained their allegiance to the Crown and were known as Loyalists or Tories.

    Tensions erupted into battle between Patriot militia and British regulars when King George's redcoats attempted to destroy Colonial military supplies at Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775. The conflict then developed into war, during which the Patriots (and later their French allies) fought the British and Loyalists in what became known as the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783). Each of the thirteen colonies formed a Provincial Congress which assumed power from the former colonial governments, suppressed Loyalism, and recruited a Continental Army led by General George Washington. The Continental Congress declared King George a tyrant who trampled the colonists' rights as Englishmen, and they declared the colonies free and independent states on July 2, 1776. The Patriot leadership professed the political philosophies of liberalism and republicanism to reject monarchy and aristocracy, and they proclaimed that all men are created equal.

    The Continental Army forced the redcoats out of Boston in March 1776, but that summer the British captured New York City and its strategic harbor, which they held for the duration of the war. The Royal Navy blockaded ports and captured other cities for brief periods, but they failed to destroy Washington's forces. The Patriots successfully invaded Canada during the winter of 1775–76. France entered the war as an ally of the United States with a large army and navy. The war then moved to the Southern states, where Charles Cornwallis captured an army at Charleston, South Carolina in early 1780, but he failed to enlist enough volunteers from Loyalist civilians to take effective control of the territory. Finally, a combined American and French force captured a second British army at Yorktown in the fall of 1781, effectively ending the war. The Treaty of Paris was signed September 3, 1783, formally ending the conflict and confirming the new nation's complete separation from the British Empire. The United States took possession of nearly all the territory east of the Mississippi River, and south and North of the Great Lakes, with the French regaining control of French Canada, and Spain taking Florida, however, the French and Spanish would succumb to the monster that they supported[1].

    Among the significant results of the revolution was the creation of the United States Constitution, establishing a relatively strong federal national government which included an executive, a national judiciary, and a bicameral Congress representing states in the Senate and the population in the House of Representatives.

    1. The United States would take the rest of Canada and parts of Mexico and all of Florida ITTL.
     
  5. Joriz Castillo Well-Known Member

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    Out of all the symbols for a new flag, you chose a fish. :confused:
     
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  6. kasumigenx Well-Known Member

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    The name Selurong can come from Ludong fish which i made as the emblem of the island.
     
  7. Threadmarks: 1780 Luzon or Saludong

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    1780 Luzon or Saludong

    During 1777, the Spanish would also have issues in the borders of British Luzon and the outlying islands in the South because the southern islands between Visayas and Luzon would have a vague status as they are not part of Luzon mainland during that time, the Ilocanos who supported the revolt of Diego Silang would change their mind, however during this time, the other people of Luzon would be loyal to the British and not the Spanish, while the Ilocanos would be loyal to the Spanish due to them being staunch catholics, the Pagans of Saludong who allied with the British would attack the Ilocano lands in the northwest of the Island, the Spanish would have some conflict in the unclarified issue to the islands in the south of Luzon between Luzon and Visayas.

    After the American revolution the British would clarify the status of Marinduque, Calamian, Minolo, Burias Island and Masbate and the British would clarify their ownership of Minolo and the Spanish would completely have Marinduque, Calamian, Masbate and Burias.

    The chroniclers would find CryptoMuslims in Luzon in both North and South of the Island along with the Christian tribes and the Christian tribes in Luzon, the Christian tribes in Luzon are former Muslims according to the historians of the Muslims in Indonesia and South of the archipelago and the Christians are converting to Anglicanism which would exclude the Ilocano tribe which would remain Catholic and two of the Crypto-Muslims are the Irraya of the Cagayan Valley and the Muslims of the Batangas or Kumintang area which were granted rights by the King himself to worship Islam and they would reveal themselves as Muslim as he would cease the Catholicization of the Island and he would also cease the conversion of the Pagans who are increasing in number.

    A chronicler would say that The Land of Luzon or Saludong was part successively of the Majapahit and Bruneian Empires and called as Saludong in Malay or the lands of Sanfotsi and Lusung in Chinese and the population is said to be in good terms with the Javanese, Malays, Indians and Japanese and is less receptive to the Chinese.

    “We would have to Change our orientation of our colonies now that we have gained the Indies.”

    -George III of Great Britain
     
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  8. Threadmarks: An Eruption that never happened and the Revolt of Diego Silang

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    An Eruption that never happened and the Revolt of Diego Silang

    On a day in 1754, the Skies were clear and the volcano of Taal had never erupt and would remain serene and the day was serene and the whole year was serene and during that time, Saludong or Luzon would stay resistive to the Spanish as the country of Saludong or Luzon would remain having its Crypto Muslim population such as of the Irraya and the Batangas Muslims and the other Crypto Muslims in the Island of Saludong would survive and remain in Saludong and would help the Diego Silang revolt.

    On 1762, Diego Silang would win as the British would have secured their rule of the Island and the Crypto Muslims and Pagans would have gravely became a headache to the Spanish in the North and the South, the Spanish would let go of the Island of Saludong or Luzon in the treaty due to it being a headache due to the revolt and the Spanish would exchange it for Maluku recognition and their legitimacy in Visayas and Mindanao, after the transfer, the political center of the Island would be transferred to Malolos and Binalatongan and the Spanish would transfer their capital to Iloilo.

    During 1764, the Volcano of Kanlaon would erupt and a wide earthquake would happen in Visayas followed by a Tsunami destroying the economy of the Visayas for a time and the Spanish would start their efforts in the recovery of the Island group and the Spanish would make Zamboanga as temporary capital until 1768 when Iloilo city recovered.


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    This is the real POD of the timeline.
     
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  9. kasumigenx Well-Known Member

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    The difference in ITTL is that there is still the Pansipit Channel and the Taal lake would remain salty.

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