Calcutta was the capital of British India until 1911. New Delhi was built to be the new capital. It doesn't exist at this point in time.New Dehli
The Viceroy of India, having enough trouble with his own posting and the cancellation of British Concessions in China, was not prepared to intervene in Dutch problems. Instead, he dispatched a message to London asking for instructions....with the point that he didn't feel that the Raj could spare the resources in the near term.
I'll think you find that the British made more money out of Malaya than all the rest of the empire put together.Napoleon IV would publicly stated that the endless expansion of colonialism almost always cost more than it was worth (British India was, of course, a significant exception).
Calcutta was the capital of British India until 1911. New Delhi was built to be the new capital. It doesn't exist at this point in time.
I'll think you find that the British made more money out of Malaya than all the rest of the empire put together.
You seemed to have jumped ahead of history in many ways. The Germans only took NE New Guinea in 1884. An 1885 agreement between the British, Americans and Germans divided Samoa into American and German Samoa, gave the British the Solomon Islands, but left the North Solomons with Germany. (Bouganville & Buka) Extraordinary Australian racism extended well into the mid-20th century. IOTL, in the 1880s, the Dutch had West New Guinea, the Germans the NE and the Australian colonies desperately wanted Britain to take SE New Guinea. Queensland sent a party up and claimed it in the name of the British crown but the British disavowed the claim, although they eventually agreed to claim it if the Australian colonies paid for it. If the Japanese are running around annexing islands to Australia's North, there would be panic, and if the Germans or Americans were holding something the Australians would have been likely very pleased. Very likely, the Australians, Americans and Germans to the extent they were there, would have divided up the region. With a much more independent Australia, the British would have likely taken the attitude to Australian annexations the way they eventually did with Papua- It's now the Aussies problem.
Racism in Australia at that time was awful, but variable. Some of the colonies were likely vehemently anti-German, but South Australia in particular had a significant German population. Adelaide would have likely had a very conciliatory attitude to Germans. Perhaps a South Australian could become PM? The colonial government would pass a parliamentary motion every years listing Germans to whom they had granted British subject status. South Australia granted aboriginal Australians the right to vote with women in 1894. They were specifically excluded from voting in Queensland and Western Australia. I think you've said New Zealand is part of this Greater Australia. The 1902 voting act in Australia limited the vote to whites & Maori- they wanted NZ to join, and the Maori could vote in NZ.
Interesting scenario. The Greater Aussies, which include the New Zealanders and the white elite in the pacific are going to be disappointed at the Americans dismembering Canada but much more scared about the Japanese. The Eureka rebellion in Ballarat in the 1850s certainly had parallels with the ARW, but the British compromised and allowed home rule. Perhaps a sluggish British response to the issue would have increased anger in Australia, leading to earlier federation & independence (even under the crown) and more common cause with the US. Had federation occurred in the 1860s, I think Melbourne would have been the permanent capital.In this TL, I had New Guinea and the Solomon Islands seized by Britain years earlier. Thus far, there are no German colonies as Germany was not unified under Prussian leadership. The Prussians lost this TL's war in the early 1860's and the balance of power in Germany was restored.
Nations that have watched colonialism become a financial drain on their coffers with little to no direct profit to national treasuries. The big players are trying to fix their internal issues and capitalize on what gains they do have. Africa is a wildcard that quite a few can't afford with the endless bloodshed that has occurred over the past few decades.How will that happen?
Nations that have watched colonialism become a financial drain on their coffers with little to no direct profit to national treasuries. The big players are trying to fix their internal issues and capitalize on what gains they do have. Africa is a wildcard that quite a few can't afford with the endless bloodshed that has occurred over the past few decades.