DBWI: France Loses the 7 Year's War

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: Before 1900' started by KingOnTheEdge, May 16, 2019 at 3:00 AM.

  1. KingOnTheEdge Active Member

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    Now, as we all know, the seeds of the Pax Francia were sewn in the 1763 Treaty of London, where British overdevotion to their navy saw their army neglected and ripe for france to tear apart. Britain lost Newfoundland and the Ohio river valley as well as India and the Carolinas, with English Virginia and new england only being spared because of their population. Britain eventually recovered, even taking the entirety of the Niger river when it was booted from India and conquering Indonesia from the Dutch.

    But what if that didn't happen, and France lost the 7 Year's War?
     
  2. Whiteshore Defender of Myrcella Baratheon

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    Well, Prussia might be more than a "flash-in-the-pan" power, for starters.
     
  3. Gian Wizard of Watkins Mill

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    You would probably see the French settlers of North America expelled by the British, for one. Canada and Acadia for one (the twin foundations of the United Republic*), would most likely be ceded to Britain, denuded of its Gallic inhabitants, and English settlers put in their place. Louisiana too (assuming that was ceded as well)

    Thank God that never happened, or we might have lost one of the first republics in the world (and ultimately the great superpower).
     
  4. Tamara Active Member

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    I once saw a TL where England won the war, settled the colonies that were Gallic in OTL. It completely passed the point of implausibility for me when the English colonies literally did the all the exact same things that the French ones did OTL. Right down to independence being declared on the same day! Which is, in my mind, just ridiculous. There’s no way the UR could have been formed without the French revolutionary spirit.
     
  5. SeaCambrian Well-Known Member

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    They served the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth well as loyal vassals, though.
     
  6. M79 Well-Known Member

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    Would the Greater Swiss Empire still come to terrorize Europe with the Axis treaty binding then to the Dutch Republic and nascent Luxembourg Technarchate?
     
  7. Teutoberg Forest Well-Known Member

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    Not if TTL's Danubian Federation has anything to say about it.