For Want of A Sandwich - A Franz Ferdinand Lives Wikibox TL

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How did Greece get so big?
Direct consequence of the Great European War !
I really like your Africa. One of the most unique I’ve ever seen in a timeline. Usually it’s just “Everything is the same except Katanga is independent”. Though I admit to being guilty of that trope myself :p
Well, having a bigger German colonial empire helped me for sure, but I wanted my map to have some straight lines because colonial practrices never change !
What's the relation between the Kingdom of Netherlands and the Dutch Republic? I'm a little lost there.
My mistake, it has been edited.


Props to Haiti for keeping the red-black flag, though, I always thought that version looked cool as hell.
Mexican Revolution

... After Venustiano Carranza had established his power in Mexico City and had broken all links with Emiliano Zapata and Pancho Villa, the Mexican Revolution came to a stalemate, as the First and Second Battles of Celaya (1915) fought between General Obregon's Carrancistas and Pancho Villa were undecisive.

But another spectacular turn of events came the same year : supported by the German Foreign Office and General Pasqual Vasquez , former President Victoriano Huerta crossed the Mexican-American border in New Mexico on June, 27 1915, supplied by mercenaries and exiled supporters, and overthrew and killed Carranza in a coup on November, 21 1915. This turn of events led to American condemnation, as President Wilson maintained his presence in Veracruz, and Carrancista Generals Alvaro Obregon, Plutarco E. Calles and Adolfo de la Huerta left with their troops and joined their prior enemies, Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata, forming the Constitutionalist United Front. Huerta's return would last less than two months, as he succumbed to cirrhosis on January, 13 1916 ; he was succeeded as President by his main General, Pasqual Orozco.

Orozco was left without his ablest Generals and soon without German weaponry, as the Reich was soon busy with the Great European War ; moreover, the Wilson Administration announced their support to the Constitutionalist United Front on March, 16 1916, as major urban centers throughout Mexico fell into open revolt towards the central government. Orozco's forces were defeated on all fronts and Mexico fell to the United Front on April, 2 1917 ; Orozco fled into exile, while a Constituent Assembly was formed in Puebla, resulting in the adoption of the Mexican Constitution on February, 5 1918, establishing the Mexican Confederation. The main phase of the Mexican Revolution was over.

A military triumvirate took power, with José Vasconcelos as President, elected for a four-year-term in 1918, supported by Generals Pancho Villa and Plutarco E. Calles. Enjoying the support of Washington, that had withdrawn from Veracruz and Tampico, the new government embarked on an agenda of massive agrarian reform and stablization ; Emiliano Zapata became a virtual warlord in Southern Mexico, leading himself radical policies and occasionnaly fighting with his former allies who he saw as too soft ; in the same time, the anti-clerical provisions of the New Constitution resulted in new revolts, stemming from the Catholics, who feared widespread persecution, even more afraid due to the French Revolution. The Marshall Administration adopted a hostile policy towards Mexico, supporting Adolfo de la Huerta's unsuccesful coup attempt in 1920.

General Plutarco E. Calles was elected President in 1922, succeeding Vasconcelos : a rabid anti-clerical and a staunch nationalist, he embarked on a nationwide persecution of Catholics and declared Zapata as a rebel ; the former massively took arms in the Cristero War, the latter had by then taken control of Yucatan and Chiapas, supported by his Amerindian soldiers. The assassination of the Apolistic Nuncio in Mexico City, followed by the nationalization of oil by the Calles government was the final straw to the Americans, who feared that Mexico would become the focus of a new Syndicalist Revolution and would again erupt into total anarchy ; President Theodore Roosevelt declared war on Mexico on June, 2 1924.

The Second Mexican American War was swift, as American troops entered Mexico City on June, 12 1925, where Alvaro Obregon had taken power in a coup ten days prior and would remain in power with US support until his death in 1953 ; the Mexican Revolution was completely over by then, except in the South, where Zapata had broken into open secession against both Mexico and the United States, establishing the Socialist Republic of Central America...