The Mediterranean islands of Sardinia, Corsica, and Sicily, France's perenially rebellious headaches, have managed to be largely irrelevant to modern history. But what if the great conquerer, the oxymoronic "Republican Emperor" had been born on Corsica, rather than Ireland? Obviously there are the obvious knockon effects of a British empire that doesn't decide its rightful borders include brittany and normandy. But how does an italo-frenchman napoleon affect the course of world history? An early unification of italy? France making a claim on the basque and catalan regions if spain? Or even something more ridiculous, like reforming the roman empire or trying to snake france's borders all the way to the baltic sea. (I know, that would be ridiculous, even for napoleon, but still.) And after, how does it affect the 20th and 21st century? What sides are chosen in the War of National Unifications? Do we still see the New Carolingian Empire form? What about the Forty Year's (cold) war? Does that conflic, or one resembling it, even happen? Discuss.