Fenians, Brits, Mexicans, Canucks and Frenchies....OH, MY! An alternate American Civil War

I believe that Great Britain would be happy to consider a "co-protectorate" idea in some places if it meant they could have access to markets without having the expense of controlling them.
I'd like to see both Sierra Leone and Liberia merge into one nation to try and maximize their potential manpower. They'd be able to get a head start on their West African brethren, I could see America investing heavily in them if they started finding more resources.
Chapter 154
March, 1877


Nearly a thousand disaffected samurai, once considered among the ruling elite of Japan, had spent years grumbling about being left behind by the new army of conscripted peasants. With a modern army and navy, elite swordsmen were considered obsolete. Some noble warriors even quietly plotted insurrection to restore the old order. However, this was swiftly shut down by observant Ministers and Generals serving the Emperor. Instead, they offered these men a way to retain their honor.

In the name of the Emperor, those who remained willing to serve were ordered to sail for Sumatra, where the Dutch and Aceh Sultanate were (ironically) joining forces to resist the Japanese invasion. If the professional warriors (mostly still bearing swords), crushed the foreigners, so be it. If they were wiped out, a source of discontent was eliminated.....in an honorable way, of course. It was a cunning manner to eliminate potential rebels.

As it turned out, the latter would be the case. While neither the Dutch nor the Sultan bore the latest in armaments, the old Enfields, Dreyse Needle Guns, etc. would prove more than adequate in wiping out a bunch of Samurai. Those that bullets eluded would often succumb to tropical diseases (they were NOT given malaria medications).

In the meantime, another army of potential dissenting warriors were dispatched to Mindanao, in the Philippines. Here the Muslims would prove just stubborn but less well armed. A few thousand Samurai wreaked great havoc with the population as they sought to establish order.

The more modern draftees of the Japanese Army, however, were solidly in position in Luzon and Java, where they had crushed the worst of the native opposition in just two years.


With the sudden expansion of both Japanese and Chinese power, the remote Russian outpost of Vladivostok was looking increasingly vulnerable. The only good news for the Russian Pacific Commander was that the Americans had ceased producing ships for the Oriental Nations (as both were involved in wars, America, as a "neutral" would not sell weapons to them). China and Japan were both still struggling to build shipyards capable of matching western vessels (though Japan was the closer of the two).

This allowed the Russians to reinforce their Pacific squadron to the point where Vladivostok actually stood a chance to defend itself.

One of the biggest winners in the new standoff would turn out to be the Joseon Empire. Only nominally a tribute state to China (which didn't actually WANT anything from the Joseon Kingdom), the "Hermit" Kingdom was able to regain her autonomy. The last foreign invaders on Gangwa Island (Russian, American and Japanese) had finally withdrawn over the winter (the Russians were the last to leave).

In hopes to protecting their position, the Russian Government formally withdrew any of their "grievances" against Joseons and announced that they would be "supportive of Joseon Independence". This was a rather cynical concession to the fact that Japan seemed far more likely to seek territorial gain in the region than China (which had seldom paid much attention to their tributary state over the centuries).

Grateful over their "victory", the court of the Joseon Emperor (a puppet if there ever was one to his own nobles) would seek to retain their dominance by withdrawing even further away from the rest of the world. Trade was discouraged and the Joseons largely forgotten by everyone.

Durban, Boer Republic

The British Consul was, at least nominally, the only British figure allowed in the Boer Republic. For years, the British Cape Colony and Boer Republic had growled sullenly across the border at one another. The British had been livid at being forced to concede Natal to the Boers and the Boers resented British incursion into "their lands" which had forced the Boer Treks into the Transvaal and Orange Free State to begin with.

Both had expanded greatly over the past decade as immigration was openly courted in the Republic (accepting all Europeans save Britons, at least officially) and the Cape Colony had received an influx of migrants from Britain and other parts of the world due to the stunning Kimberly diamond field production.

In truth, there were plenty of Boers who, at least temporarily, crossed the border to work the Kimberly mines. For the most part, they were left to dig if they kept quiet and didn't cause trouble. The Boers were never more than a modest minority and were not a threat to British rule.

However, the discover of gold in the Republic would cause friction between the two nations as British miners were immediately arrested and, if they were lucky, forced back across the Cape/Republic border with a rifle prodding them in the back. If the Boers were not a threat to conquer the Cape, the British certainly WERE to reconquer the Republic.

Most of the Boers were farmers and cattle-ranchers. They doubted that it would be worth the British time to conquer them. However, discovery of gold and other precious metals may tempt the British back eastwards. Thus any British citizen was immediately arrested and deported. This would cause much friction between the neighbors.

Making matters worse was rapidly escalating violence between the Xhosa tribes and the Boers. A disproportionate number of the European settlers (Dutch, German, French, Swiss, Polish, etc) were settling in the old Xhosa lands and the tribes reacting violently to the encroachment. Though the Republic "European" population had doubled in the past 15 years, the Republic could scarcely afford a full army. Thus, irregular militia, bereft of much oversight, would often blunder in to warfare with the local tribes. Eventually, in 1877, the Republic ordered all Xhosa to be expelled from Boer Territory (which was inexorably expanding north and east).

Rumors of a British-inspired "tribal insurrection" among the black and mulatto populations that were the descendants of former slaves (which, oddly, were not "tribal" in any way but few remarked on this contradiction) would lead to a decision to....."repatriate" (i.e. evict)....these black and mulatto populations back to West Africa (where many of their ancestors had largely been taken). The American Protectorate of Liberia was always accepting new migrants and the Boers would harshly board tens of thousands of South African-born blacks and mulattos back to the new "joint-protectorate" of Liberia, Sierra Leone and the former French colony of Senegal.

Guinea, Portuguese Africa

Over the centuries, the coast of Guinea had been utilized as a slaving station by the Portuguese. However, the abolition of slavery throughout the western World would see the few coastal fortifications of Guinea under Portuguese influence wane into obscurity and lack of investment. Seeking a way to physically link the southern regions of Sierra Leone and Liberia to Senegal, the British and Americans had quietly offered to "buy" the rights to these backwater fortresses which, no doubt, cost far more for Portugal to maintain than they ever generated in revenue.

However, the offer was largely ignored as the Portuguese Queen-Regent and Her government were more interested in crushing political opponents in the wake of the her husband's assassination. Thus, when yet another local war between Guinean tribes reached the gates of the handful of Portuguese settlements, the British-American African squadron (about 90% British with just enough American vessels to claim participation) would sail into the various harbors to "protect the citizenry".

Within weeks, it became apparent that Portugal wasn't even going to pretend to do anything about the matter and the British and Americans would effectively take over what passed as government in Guinea.

As neither the British nor American officers had any form of authorization to do this, the diplomatic repercussions would last for months. However, behind the scenes, the British and Americans would quietly agree upon a policy of joint-government of the Co-Protectorate which now included Guinea.

Both governments had reasons for their actions. Many Americans quietly hoped as many of their Freedmen as possible would willingly (or even unwillingly) sail for a return to their "motherland". The British Caribbean islands were rapidly descending into squalor as the old sugar production industry, which had once been the most lucrative in the world, stagnated into unprofitability. Unrest among unemployed Freedmen was causing concern on many islands and British administrators dreamed of shipping their surplus populations....well....anywhere else.

As it so happened, a religious revival was spreading through the American and West Indian black populations which called for a "return to Africa". In truth, actual migration would only moderately increase over these years from either America or the West Indies to Africa but the existence of the movement was supported by many white Americans and Britons as political unrest in the American south and various Caribbean islands continued.

With the trickle of Freedmen continuously arriving from the Americas (roughly 5000 per year), members of both governments welcomed the news that the Boers were shipping tens of thousands of former slaves "Home" to West Africa (though many of their ancestors were actually from East Africa) as it meant that there would be a "Westernized" core of people who could be counted upon to serve the interests of the governments against the tribal leaders. It was envisioned that these "Europeanized" peoples would become the new administrative and economic elites of the "Co-Protectorate".

That all of this was happening without serious oversight from the highest levels of either government (President Grant and First Lord Gladstone were not even informed until later) was rather remarkable. Without any active direction or policy, the orders of a few dozen remote officials and sailors, often working entirely at cross-purposes, would lead to radical events to come.
I'd like to see both Sierra Leone and Liberia merge into one nation to try and maximize their potential manpower. They'd be able to get a head start on their West African brethren, I could see America investing heavily in them if they started finding more resources.

I'm aiming in that direction.
Chapter 155
September, 1877

London Aquarium


Queen Victoria, in a relatively rare public appearance, would attend a rather crass even at the London Aquarium. As was her custom, the Queen was ostentatiously dressed in black in honor of her now sixteen years dead husband. Among the "entertainments" was a seventeen year old circus performer called "Zazel" who was to be....of all things.....shot out of a cannon.

The young girl would enter the cannon and...in an unfortunate series of events related to poor maintenance of the "spring-style" cannon which was supposed to propel her into a net. A powder explosive would be ignited simultaneously to give the effect of an actual explosion.

However, this explosion, set only for visual effects, would actually explode prematurely and wobble the cannon slightly. The girl was shot at a 45 degree angle to the direction intended and she would sail directly into a steel wire hanging over the crowd. The wire would decapitate her. By remarkable happenstance, "Zazel's" head would land into the Royal Box (set up in anticipation of the Royal Visit) directly upon the lap of Princess Beatrice, the Queen's youngest daughter.

Both women fainted dead away as the crowd screamed in the background.


President Grant would deflect calls from the Democrats and even many Republicans to end Reconstruction. The army would NOT pull out from the southern states until all members of society were granted the right to vote without obstruction.

By 1877, seven states still had not been returned to the Union. Only Tennessee and Arkansas were actively working to return to that status. Tennessee had been granted a THIRD opportunity to return to the Union while Arkansas, split geographically down the middle between black settlers in the west and whites on the eastern coast, had surprisingly managed to vote on a referendum to return to the Union (and upheld the 13-15th Amendments).

There had been huge population transfers in population in both states. Tennessee had seen over 75% of her black population depart the state (with East Tennessee already broken off into Nickajack). This ensured the white majority would dominate. The suppression of black voters had been self-defeating.

In Arkansas, the bulk of the prewar population had been located in plantations along the western shore of the Mississippi. An astonishing 90% of Freedmen in these districts had moved on to other regions (abandoning the plantations) including the western side of Arkansas where huge swathes of land had been opened up for settlement (not only for Freedmen but all migrants).

Tennessee and Arkansas would hold their election in November of 1877. Grant had every intention of ensuring a free and fair election and dispatched enough soldiers to every county to prevent any intimidation.

Most of the physical and financial rebuilding of the south had already been accomplished by 1877. Only the social reawakening was truly holding the former Confederates back.

As it was, Grant had his own hands full with new elections in North Carolina. There had been large amounts of intimidation recorded during the last election and Grant had voided the results. Naturally, that brought howls of opposition but Grant was not inclined to care. He had enough of his own problems.

A run on several northeastern banks had led to several collapsing. Fortunately, the effect was limited due to the new Central Bank authorized under Lincoln. In past decades, this may have led to a multi-year national depression.

Grant also his Secretary of State, Hamilton Fish, trying to work out what the hell was going on in Africa. America and Great Britain had at least nominally been allied for decades in preventing the slave trade from Africa (though the Royal Navy had carried by far the greater load). The "Co-Protectorate" idea had been the brainchild of Fish and whoever the hell his counterpart in Britain was. The idea was that Britain and America would cooperate to resettle Freedmen in to a safe haven Africa. In truth, this was proving a silly idea as the heavy bulk of Freedmen in America (and the West Indies, etc) knew no more of Africa than Grant did of Scotland and had no desire to return "home".

Overall, the "Co-Protectorate" was as much intended to keep the assorted West African "colonies" from being contested than anything else. Britain clearly had little interest in the region but France and Spain had both held large swathes of North Africa under colonial domination while Italy was reportedly also licking its chops. By organizing the peoples of North Africa into a self-governing block, the chances of this colonialism extending southwards dropped (if only because the two "Protectors" would object). It was a quick, easy and, most importantly, CHEAP way to continue to have access to local markets without the associated costs.

Precisely how this situation morphed into British and America vessels occupying Portuguese Guinea (though apparently the Portuguese only maintained control over a few coastal regions), Grant did not know. The President was already hip-deep in Spanish protests over America seizing the Mariana Islands after the Philippines fell to the Spanish (though negotiations had already reached a settlement, currently be reviewed by the young King of Spain). The United States Navy had entered a power vacuum in which it didn't want the Royal Navy or the Japanese to enter in the Pacific.

But Guinea?

The American officer in command had been recalled to explain himself. Yes, the idea of "acquiring" Guinea so the "Co-Protectorate" could have a contiguous line from Liberia to Senegal but no one had been authorized to act in any manner.

Perhaps the Portuguese Empire was simply collapsing. But Grant did not want to extend America's commitments (or alliance) any further than necessary. And Guiana was WELL out of American interests.
Nice chapter. More American POVs if possible. Also, how are Germany and Russia doing so far? Would love to see a paragraph of Grant straight up telling his half-hearted Republican allies that Reconstruction will continue on until the Southerners wisen up and give free and fair elections. Might even see some Republicans split with the party and try to play themselves as trying to be sympathetic to all Americans by talking about loosing restrictions on the Southern states and allowing them to take part in government after being too unjustly punished. They might even say that the government has done all it can for the freedman and that it is time focus on different issues. Keep up the good work.
I wonder what the average American thinks of all that is happening in the country after the Civil War? While race relations would be far from perfect, I'm sure most Americans would have a out of sight out of mind policy when it comes to Black people. As long as the blacks stick there own areas for most part and keep being civil, people would not mind them. I'm sure as time goes by, race relations will get much better ITTL due to government working hard to make sure any major persecution will not happen. I suspect by the time the 20th century rolls around, the US will be a much better place. Keep the chapters coming.
Chapter 156
November, 1877

Nashville, Little Rock, Raleigh

For weeks, the United States Colored Cavalry and other units had been conspicuous in their presence with the intention of reminding all that intimidation and violence would not be accepted. For the most part, it worked. On the third try, the State of Tennessee would return to the Union.

Even more surprising was the fact that Arkansas' vote was largely without fraud or violence. The state divided into two camps, the Freedmen and other recent migrants in the west and the former Confederates in the east, the state also seemed more poised for war than peace.

Little Rock had been an inland capital city of Arkansas and had been a center of Confederate activity. Since the war, the city had grown greatly as Freedmen and other migrants moved into western Arkansas. Former Confederate Generals Patrick Cleburne and Thomas Hindman had been friends in Helena for years prior to the war as they ran a newspaper together. Cleburne was Irish born (immigrated in 1849) and Hindman was the scion of a Tennessee political family. Cleburne had no particular views on slavery while Hindman was a noted "fire-eater" but both would advocate a peaceful reintegration into the United States.

Having many of the Freedmen armed to the teeth with modern weapons also ensured that few Negroes were prevented from voting.

The North Carolina election was also repeated. It had been annulled by order of President Grant based upon an investigation into fraud and intimidation. The second attempt was peaceful enough and relatively free of intimidation. Grant was accept this re-ballot and seated the officials in Congress.

On the whole, the Democrats would take four of the six Senatorial seats (both of Arkansas' Senate seats went to Republicans) and about 2/3rds of the Congressional seats. As this was slightly BETTER than the Republicans expected, Grant considered it a win.

Vancouver City, Columbia

In 1877, the predominantly Negro workforce of the Northern Pacific Railroad would complete the third of three major tracks across the country, this one ending in Vancouver City. It had been a great accomplishment and physically as well as symbolically united the country.

Of course, the journey had not been easy as labor disputes had led to a great reckoning with the railway. On more than one occasion, the bulk of the labor force had seen to it that progress ground to a halt over poor conditions and late pay. At one point, the workers forged a Union and forced the Railroad to recognize it. Pay was caught up and food and shelter were at least marginally improved.

On the opposite side of the country, the burgeoning steel and coal industries of Pennsylvania and the textile workers of western Massachusetts were similarly organizing into embryonic Unions.

Rio de Janeiro

Emperor Pedro II was getting tired of his many duties. Having watched his sons die (and one of his daughters), the Emperor lacked a direct male heir (his grandson was 2 years old) and had long wondered about the future of his dynasty.

Falling ill in the spring of 1877 (fall in the Northern Hemisphere), the Emperor would begin to realize that he would not live forever. Though he recovered quickly, Pedro II wondered if he may return to Europe yet again. He had enjoyed the relative obscurity of Europe in which he may walk the streets without a care....without constant demands upon his time.

If Pedro had a full-grown son, he would have abdicated years ago. Exhausted, he just wanted his cares to be over.

Learning of another good-will tour by the Americans and Britons the next year, Pedro II was gratified to accept passage on the new American warships. As it was, Brazil was working on new designs for their own fleet....either by building their own or purchasing them from America or Britain.

He looked forward to seeing Lisbon and Madrid and Rome and Vienna....and all of these delightful locales again where he could walk the streets as a common man.
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Chapter 157
February, 1878


Pope Pious IX would die in February, after the longest confirmed reign in Papal history. Though rather controversial (and unpopular in Italy for his repeated attempts to hold on to temporal power in the Papal States), the Pope was nevertheless greatly mourned.

New Jersey

Thomas Edison would formally file a patent for the phonograph.

March, 1878


The "Daily Congress", the first Hindu newspaper, was officially approved by the Raj to print in March. It would be the first of many as the lighter hand of a new British Raj allowed greater freedom of expression among the natives of India.


The German Confederation would gather her Crowned Heads in March in hopes of halting several political deadlocks. However, the rivalries between Austria Prussia and Hanover prevented further serious integration in terms of the movement of peasants throughout Germany.

While many German Kings (and Princes) would allow their people to move about as they pleased, several (like Mecklenburg) would still require official permission. In some Kingdoms, the peasants remained little more than serfs. This sort of thing was preventing the continued integration of Germany.

In the years following the shocking defeat of France by German arms, France was plainly recovering while Germany seemed to be devolving.


A student protest of the University of Warsaw demanding the right to be taught in Polish was viciously put down by the Russian authorities. It would be Christmas before the University was allowed to reopen.

March, 1878

Rio de Janeiro

Both America and Britain had dispatched a squadron to visit various South American ports, both as a goodwill gesture and to remind the South Americans of their power. Finally, the pseudo-allies (in the Co-Protectorate of West Africa anyways) would arrive in Rio de Janeiro where their officers were feted in various upper crust parties and finally welcomed the Emperor himself aboard the USS Maine, the latest of the Massachusetts-class warships (and last as a new design was already being laid down). The Massachusetts class had been beset with problems but none of these prevented Maine being selected as the carrier for his Imperial Majesty for the Massachusetts-class engines were considered the most reliable in the American fleet.

The slow thaw in relations between the Americans and British had resulted in the cooperation in Africa and this joint "goodwill" tour which had stopped at the Havana, Cartagena, Caracas, the Argentine Confederation, the Republic of Buenos Aires, Uruguay and finally Rio de Janeiro where the ships would sail to the Old World, starting in Casablanca, then on to Naples, Toulon (this would be the first "peaceful visit" of British ships to France in years), then finally Barcelona and Lisbon (where the Emperor would disembark).

Initially, the plan had been for Pedro II to be delivered to Lisbon first. However, the Emperor, seeing the opportunity to see more of Europe, "requested" to accompany the flotilla throughout all their stops. The Anglo-American commanders were taken aback as having an Emperor present during the official visit to foreign nations would, by definition, alter the intent of the tour. However, it was difficult to say "no" to such a polite and gentlemanly Emperor and Pedro II got his way.

Beijing and Tokyo

Both China and Japan were eager to maintain their momentum against the westerners (and each other) and actively sought to purchase more and more modern vessels.

Both would issue orders to both Britain and America for new warships.
Chapter 158
April, 1878


Admiral David Dixon Porter, commander of the USS Maine and the US contingent of the US/British expedition across South America and Europe, would play host to Emperor Pedro II of Brazil for several weeks and had come to enjoy the modest and unprepossessing man's presence. As promised, Pedro II made every attempt not to draw attention to himself during the many stops along the way.

More than anything, the Emperor seemed to enjoy wandering the streets of the various European (and African) cities with abandon, often with only his wife. Porter shuddered at the thought of this and finally put his foot down and made the Emperor's continued passage on the USS Maine contingent upon taking several officers on his travels as bodyguards. The Emperor agreed provided the men were in civilian clothes.


Anti-British and, to a lesser extent, anti-American riots would spread throughout Lisbon. News that the Anglo-American "Co-Protectorate" assuming control over Guinea had reached Portugal long before but the news that the Anglo-American fleet would arrive shortly was enough to incense the crowds.

In addition to Guinea, the British (or rather the Australians) had seized Portuguese East Timor years before when the Australians assumed control over the Sunda Islands of the Indonesian archipelago.

Now rumors abounded that Britain not only refused to acknowledge the Portuguese claim over the inland territories of southern Africa between Angola and Mozambique....but were planning on seizing these far more developed and prosperous Portuguese colonies as well.

The Queen-Regent demanded that the government break up the riots. With Pedro II of Brazil coming with the Britons and Americans, such disorders could not be accepted.


The peace between the Spanish and Japanese were formally agreed in April of 1878. The young King signed away his rights to the Philippines after over 300 years of Spanish domination.

Within days, the King would also approve the "sale" of the Mariana Islands to the Americans who had been occupying them for years for a nominal fee.


Having started to lose the Irish vote to the Democrats, President Grant and his Republicans had turned increasingly to the German, Polish, Jewish Russian and other immigrant groups in New York and other Eastern Cities in hopes of turning around the Party's fortunes in the vital states of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

As the past two Democratic Presidential nominees were popular New York governors, the highest populated state fell easily to the Democrats. But Grant was not willing to cede New York so easily.

As it was, the Democrats were having their own problems. Ironically, it started without the politicians of the newly readmitted Southern states who were starting to cause problems. Oddly enough, it was not the resentment at granting Freedmen equality in their states but the friction was more to do with various economic policies.

The Democratic party's base included small farmers whose major desire was increased money supply (free silver), the embryonic Unions and Catholics. However, the extremely export dependent southern cotton farmers would demand as, all primary resource producers wanted, lowered tariffs. This was directly in opposition to not only the Republican industrialists but the increasing number of industrial laborers were no less eager for higher tariffs to protect their young textile, steel and other industries.

This would be but one major division among the Southern Democrats and their northern and western brethren. Beyond this, many northern Democrats were supportive of Civil Rights and the constant reported abuses in the South would bring the southerners in disrepute.

Arguments of this nature would soon cause divisions among the Democratic Party as a common platform was proving impossible to form.
I wonder if the Democratic Party will suffer a split between Northern and Southern Democrats.
That will not happen because as much as the two size disagree they know if the party splits in half the Republicans will dominate the presidential elections until they reunite for another big second party forms to oppose them.
Chapter 159
June, 1878


Several newspapers were forced to close as the Portuguese government found their agitations potentially embarrassing to the government. "Patriots" continued to occasionally riot in the streets, calling for the Government to blow the British (and, one supposed, American) ships from Lisbon's expansive harbor when they arrived.

As the Queen-Regent sought to retain sanity amid the economic depression and political upheaval (the two major parties continued to rotate power in a bizarre agreement), the people of Portugal were getting increasingly resentful of the Crown and Government altogether. Radicals of various sects would proliferate. Socialists, anarchists, Conservatives, Liberals, Monarchists, Republicans, etc.

This backwater of Europe hosted a plethora of restless factions made all the more violent by the apparent loss of much of the Portuguese Empire, with Timor and Guinea taken with almost contemptuous ease.

But the Queen-Regent did not wish to put her country in such a bad light before three foreign nations (Brazil, Britain and America). Emperor Pedro II would receive a warm welcome.


Over the past years, Alexander II continued to reform the economic and technological elements of the nation but had slowed down on social reforms. Russians were free to migrate at will....but freedom of the Press or a permanent Parliament was simply not acceptable.

In hopes of mitigating dissent, the Czar would formally issue an order reducing the land transfer payments by the rural peasants to the former landholders by 1/3rd.

Mississippi Valley

The Yellow Fever epidemic of 1878 would kill over 13,000 people, particularly in Louisiana and Mississippi.


The Enrico Dandalo, the second of the Duilio-class ironclads, would launch in 1878. The heavy guns made the Italian ships the most dangerous in the Mediterranean. The Royal Navy, in particular, would actively work upon new designs superior to the new Italian vessels.


After years of unrest, outright rebellion would tear Hungary apart. This time, there would be no Austria or Russia to aid the Habsburg King of Hungary (Maximilian) in putting down the Romanian uprising in the east.


Though it had taken many years, the King of Morocco had managed gain the allegiance of enough urban nobles and tribal leaders to assume the title of King of Algeria and Tunis as well.

Tripolitania, likewise, fell under the King's command. But this was challenged by Egypt where the Khedive sought to extend his influence.
I feel like you are losing focus in your story. It started out with an alternate American civil war with foreign intrigues and interventions and likely counter-moves by the US.

Now you seem to be wanting to write an alternative history for the 19th century and are jumping around the globe describing economic, political, military or diplomatic developments in a multitude of countries.

I can see this is a passion project for you but I for one am losing interest. I don’t particularly care what happens to Brazil in your story or what happens to Korea etc. It’s not what got me interested at the start. I hope you refocus or finally get to the point so I can enjoy the story again. Otherwise, I wish you good luck but I’ll move on.
The purpose of the story was to describe how a different American Civil War will change the world entirely because of the rippling effect and so far the store he’s been doing a pretty good job in that aspect. Overall I have deeply enjoyed the story it has been really good and I hope it continues.
The purpose of the story was to describe how a different American Civil War will change the world entirely because of the rippling effect and so far the store he’s been doing a pretty good job in that aspect. Overall I have deeply enjoyed the story it has been really good and I hope it continues.
I agree with this statement, the start of this story was the American Civil War with divergences and now we are simply seeing the ripples it has on the US and the world.