Dominion of Southern America Part III

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    The Dominion of Southern America Timeline Discussion
    Dominion of Southern America Timeline Part I
    Dominion of Southern America Timeline Part II
    Dominion of Southern America Timeline Part III
    Dominion of Southern America Timeline Part IV
    Dominion of Southern America Timeline Part V


    Part III
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    Chuen China found itself in a precarious position. Russians on their northern and eastern border were making greater and greater inroads into the far east, and one of the Chuen's Dynasty's greatest fears were a Russian backed Qing restoration. To their south, American, British, and French foreigners were welcomed to the radically westernizing United States of China, land Chuen China considered rightly part of the Middle Kingdom. The fear of missionaries bringing strange and radicalizing religions was counterbalanced with the fear of Western invasion should Chuen China take steps to stem such activities, with the greatest object lesson being the fall of greater Annam to the Spanish.

    While Chuen China wished to restore tradition, they equally wanted to reform the bureacracy, and knew, whether desired or not, that they needed to modernize the military. But how to gain access to Western training and equipment without inviting their own downfall? The Chuen answer was to make alliance with a nation that had a modern army but no particular interests in the far east at the time, one that had not shown a strong support of missionaries in the past. And so began the influx of Prussian and Polish officers and the goods of Prussia-Poland into Chuen China.
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    The great era of canal building in the Second Republic of Mexico (also referred to as the United States of Mexico) started with a joint project with the British. The first project was to improve the San Juan River, running between the Mexican states of Nicaragua and Costa Rica, to its origin in Lake Nicaragua. From there, a canal was build across the Rivas Canal to the Pacific, opening to traffic in 1861. While this first canal helped the British to link their Pacific interests with the Dominion of Southern America, it was only the beginning for Mexico. Mexican officials wanted a canal closer to the heart of the nation, and found investors in the United States for the great project of the Tehuantepec Canal, a canal with locks stretching over a 125 miles. This grand project was finished in 1878, and was able to handle twice the tonage of the Rivas Canal. The age was capped off with a more modest canal sponsored by a consortium of investors from Mexico, New Granada, and the United Provinces of South America that crossed the Isthmus of Panama.[/QUOTE]
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