For minor nations and characters it is mostly summary. These are are plausible and possible just not expounded as Slime bob wishes. Otherwise, just like with an expounded Mexico chapters, it will probably take me 10-20 chapters just to intro Napoleon II starting 1823 just to include his gilded cage life.Another update! Though I can't comment on them much since continental European history is not my strong suit haha I'm more looking forward to needs of the Empire update
The way I wrote the timeline is mostly focusing on Philippines, summarize what is happening around/outside the Philippines.
I will. In OTL, Japan did receive a lot of demands from European countries to open up until US came along, who sent multiple expeditions. The French in OTL sent multiple naval expeditions in 1844 and 1846 which were denied. Perry had to come back multiple times. So there must be a lot of fear from the Japanese to start opening up and that foreign nation must fund multiple expeditions until the Japanese realize they have to open up.Ok noted....though re-wondering right now why Philippines did not initiate trade with Japan earlier. Though I know you've answered (to be answered in future updates) before but please may you explain in the future updates on Japan on why Philippines did not initiate trade earlier especially with the creation of Imperial Galleon Ships (1924). Now I think about it (especially when your south American update in 1848 came out), Philippines has all reasons to initiate trade with Japan (isolationist, forced either way), way earlier than US in 1852. (and US only initiate the forced opening up because they wanted a resupply base and save haven for their ships aside from trade since in OTL, they don't have any bases yet in the Pacific )
I mean they are neighbors, Philippines has a supply base in Bonin Islands, Japan is within the Pacific trade route of Philippines, Japan also allowed Chinese merchants but only in specific area, why can't they extend the same to Philippines? a fellow free Asian trade-searching neighbor, US is losing influence in the Pacific and Philippines is developing its Pacific mare nostrum policy under the watchful eyes of Britain (for better or for worse). Finally if Japan won't trade, Philippines can do gunboat diplomacy with the Imperial Galleons. Something like "See them? these are our major trade ships and so they'll bring Philippine goods to your coasts and be your friend....oh, you won't trade? well..... they can be fitted with cannons and guns, and so they can transform into your coastal nightmare. So...TRADE.WITH.US."
In the south American update, Philippine can tackle the combined navies of South Americas by itself. With that naval strength with Imperial Galleons, if all fails, they can do gunboat diplo earlier to Japan than OTL US year.
I already got a chapter 30 update that will eventually snowball to Japan. Andres is currently not focusing on Japan and putting a lot of efforts and resources on something or someone externally and internally will have to resolve the issue coming from Europe. Funding a naval mission to Japan is not currently viewed as a good return of investment. The navy is currently either patrolling pirates around China, Borneo and Mindanao or doing drills for Andres upcoming plans. The galleons are better off carrying trade goods from China, Americas or Europe.
The view on how to deal with Japan will change after Chapter 30. I just have to settle the issues in Europe and Americas, Philippines internally before going to Chapter 30.