I want to get one more update out in the 2010s, so I think I'm gonna have to postpone the China update, since that's a real weak point for my historical knowledge.
A French Suez would be a nice twist to this TL, since they'd have more of an Asian and Australian presence ITTL, and the British have their colony in Natal for refueling, so it wouldn't hurt the British too much to not build the canal.Hm. France would be a good guess. Though part of me wants either Portugal or a Danish/Swedish joint project for quicker access to their Pacific colonies
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Sounds like France is going to become in Africa in TTL what the British are in OTL. That will help their colony in India greatly. I may have missed it, but who takes over East Africa ITTL? Sounds like Portugal has the advantage in the region with having Mozambique.
The CoA would be the obvious runaway for most powerful nation in the world about this time. Having control from Alaska to Virginia and Newfoundland to San Francisco Francisco gives a huge advantage to anyone living on the continent being able to travel or do business over such a wide area gives the opportunity for intense power and influence. Given that this is in a free country, unlike Russia, millions of immigrants would pour in looking for a ne life in such a vast limitless space. What is the population of CoA ITTL? What does social welfare in Europe and America start to look like in the end the the 19th and beginning of the 20th century? OTL, countries like Germany already had well developed social programs for their citizens. Would this be the case in a more moderate, less revolutionized British America?