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  1. Threadmarks: Commonwealth of American States in the 1820's: Part II

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    The 1820’s the Crawford Crisis.

    The November following Crawford’s election as Chancellor the House of Delegates once again came up for reelection. The 1823 Election would see the Commonwealth Manifest Destiny party make gains but a last minute coalition between the Commonwealth Chartist Party and the State Nationalist Alliance would create a super majority coalition government, and see Carroll keep the speaker's gavel.

    Commonwealth House of Delegates 75 seats
    Commonwealth Manifest Destiny Party 28 seats
    Commonwealth Chartist Party 27 seats*
    States Nationalist Alliance 17 seats *
    Anti Masonic Party 3 seats
    Chartist-Nationalist Coalition 44 seats*

    William Crawford’s administration was just two years old when disaster struck. In the fall of 1825 (1) Crawford would fall ill (most likely a flue) his doctor would prescribe him medication for the element on October 12, 1825 Crawford would suffer a stroke that left him paralyzed and in a coma for four days. He would die on October 16, 1825 becoming the first Chancellor to die in office. In line with the Commonwealth Charter Speaker of the House William Carroll of North Carolina became Chancellor on October 16, 1825.

    This set up a legal president the Commonwealth Charter was clear the Speaker of the House was to become the Acting Chancellor. But, it didn’t say how long he was to be the Acting Chancellor was their to be a new election and if so how long would the newly elected chancellor serve, a new nine year term or what was left at Crawford’s Term. The Commonwealth Council met with do settle the issue on October 20, 1825 after ten hours they had come to a conclusion that it was in the best interest of the stability of the Commonwealth that the Acting Chancellor server out the remainder of the deceased Chancellor’s term and not stand for reelection in the following chancellor election. What would become known and the Succession Act of 1825 was ratified by the House of Delegates on October 30, 1825 and signed by Acting Chancellor Carroll on October 31, 1825. The Speaker’s gavel would fall to Thomas Bibb (SNA) of Georgia the senior SNA leader in the Chartist-Nationalist Coalition.

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    William Carroll (CCP-NC) 1825-1832

    The 1826 House of Delegates Election would see the fall of the Chartist-Nationalist Coalition as the SNA felt the pull of the Jacksonian political machine building up the desire for expansion from the grass roots in many of the states. This would lead to more expansionist SNA Candidates being fielded. The results of the 1826 election would see the Commonwealth Chartist Party and the State Nationalist Alliance lose seats to the Commonwealth Manifest Destiny Party. More still those SNA members that retained their seat were the more expansionist leaning members of the alliance. Thus, while the Commonwealth Manifest Destiny Party would form a majority without a coalition with the SNA, the SNA could not be counted on as an ally for the Chartist to oppose the CMDC agenda. On March 4, 1827 Gerard Chittocque Brandon (CMDP-GA) would become the new Speaker of the House. Brandon would have the unfortunate nickname of Jackson's Song Bird.

    Commonwealth House of Delegates 75 seats
    Commonwealth Manifest Destiny Party 28 seats
    Commonwealth Chartist Party 26 seats
    States Nationalist Alliance 19 seats
    Anti Masonic Party 2 seats.

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    Gerard Chittocque Brandon (CMDP-GA) Speaker of the House 1827-1840

    (1) OTL this happened in 1823 but Crawford recovered.
     
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  2. Threadmarks: List of Commonwealth chancellors 1796-1832

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    1. Thomas Pinckney (Commonwealth Coalition -SC) 1796-1805
    2. James Monroe (State Nationalist Alliance-VA) 1805-1814
    3. Richard Bland Lee (State Nationalist Alliance-VA) 1814-1823
    4. William Crawford (Commonwealth Chartist Party-VA) 1823-1825*
    5. William Carroll (Commonwealth Chartist Party-NC) 1825-1832**

    *died in office
    ** Acting Chancellor
     
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  3. Threadmarks: Commonwealth of American States in the 1820's: Part III

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    Industrial and Cultural

    Away from Williamsburg (CGD) the 1820 saw the states steadily progressing in different areas. The Upper States Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina continued to see their industrial bases expand. Among the industries that sprouted during this time was the Railroad industry. The first Railroad in America was the Charleston and Savannah River Railroad running from Charleston to the town of Hamburg South Carolina (just across the Savannah River from the Industrial city of Augusta Georgia. Also chartered in this time was the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad which would eventually connect Baltimore with the Ohio River at Parkersburg Va. The last railroad to be started was the James River and Kanawha Canal Railroad Division. The Canal Company placed rails long the tow paths next to the canal. This would be the first railroad to reach Charleston Va and start regular service between Charleston and Richmond in the early 1830’s. Other Industries were started in this period in 1829 a welsh immigrant Rhys Davies and a collection of Richmond businessmen started the Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond Va..

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    "Carrollton Viaduct over the Gwynns Falls stream in southwest Baltimore, first bridge built 1828-1829" Wikipedia

    Socially the 1820’s would be dominated by the Jacksonian Press. This jingoistic propaganda produced newspapers like the Charleston Carolinian, Virginia Bluecoat (Richmond), The Carolina Tar Heel (Raleigh), Baltimore Sun and many others across the country would feed the citizens of the Commonwealth states a steady diet of pro expansion propaganda. Which would have the exact result that Jackson wanted. The Commonwealth Manifest Destiny Party would gain seats in both house elections in the 1820’s ending up with a majority in 1827. But who did Jackson aim his expansion at why the Republic of Louisiana and the Republic of Cuba. Jackson and the majority of the leaders of the Commonwealth Manifest Destiny Party viewed these two areas as the Commonwealth’s next logical expansion. There were already grips about the high tolls that Louisiana placed on river traffic using the port of New Orleans and their part of the Mississippi River (gripes shared with the people in the Federal Republic of America which was a bonus). In addition to this Louisiana was becoming a haven for runaway slaves from the Cotton States. When it came to Cuba the argument for annexation was less precise. This argument went something like this: It's our destiny to unite the Carribean under our banner. We already have Hispaniola we had better go get Cuba too before it becomes yet another base for Britain to use against us in the next war, oh they wouldn’t do that just look at Puerto Rico. By the last election of the 1820’s the House election of 1829 would place the Commonwealth Manifest Destiny Party firmly in control of the Commonwealth House of Delegates.Setting the stage for the Election of Andrew Jackson to the Chancellor’s office in the 1832 election; and a war of aggression and expansion sometime after that.

    The 1829 House of Delegates Election Results

    Commonwealth House of Delegates 75 seats
    Commonwealth Manifest Destiny Party 31 seats
    Commonwealth Chartist Party 23 seats
    States Nationalist Alliance 19 seats
    Anti Masonic Party 2 seats.

    The 1820’s would see two other major events for the Commonwealth of American States. While slavery was bankrolling the Cotton States things were not going as well in Virginia and North Carolina (save for some areas near the mississippi River in their far western reaches.) While some planters had tried their hands at slave breeding plantations the rate of human reproduction never allowed these slave farms to be able to compete with slaves that South Carolina and Georgia could transport legally across the Atlantic from their Counties in West Africa. And Industrial Slaves while a good sounding theory didn’t sit well with white yeoman farmers (the bulk of Virginia’s and North Carolina’s population at this time) who were trying to get the same jobs. So to apeas the greater part of its population On March 10, 1825 the Eastern House of Delegates in Richmond would pass House bill 66 which would establish the gradual ending of slavery over a 25 year period. In order to do this the State Government would buy slaves off of the owners under the imminent domain clause over a period of 10 years between 1825 and 1835. The Now state owned slaves would serve the Commonwealth of Virginia for a period of 15 years working on public works projects or cleaning government buildings in order to pay off their debt to the state government. After the date of July 1, 1835 it would be illegal for a Virginia citizen or resident to purchase property in the form of human chattel with in the borders of the state of Virginia. Any human chattel that were brought into the state of Virginia and housed there for more than 6 months would be considered contraband and seized by state authorities. House Bill 66 would then be transferred west to the Western House of Delegates for that half of the House of Delegates to pass. It left Richmond on March 11th and would arrived in Lexington (ky otl) on March 15th. The Western House of Delegate would pass the bill by a larger margin that the eastern half had on March 17, 1825. It would arrive back in Richmond on March 22nd, and would be taken up by the Senate on March 28, 1825. In the Senate it would face a much tougher battle but would be passed by a vote of 53 to 47 on April 1, 1825. Governor James Pleasants, Jr (Old Dominion Party{SNA}) would sign it into law on April 7, 1825 and it would take effect July 1.1825. Maryland would follow Virginia’s lead passing an almost identical law in October 1826. North Carolina would bring in before its State House in March 1827 but it would narrowly be defeated.
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    Virginia Governor James Pleasants, Jr (Old Dominion Party{SNA})

    The passage of the Virginia Emancipation Act as it became known throughout the rest of the Commonwealth of American States, was met with distaste Especially by the cotton states and would trigger the other event related it is passage. The State of South Carolina would sue Virginia in the commonwealth court on the grounds that the Virginia law would adversely influence the lives and economic well being of the citizens of South Carolina . The Case would be heard in the South Carolina Commonwealth Court in Columbia Sc. In the most publicized court case ever heard on the North American Continent Judge Alfred Belmont ruled in Virginia’s favor ruling that “The Virginia law only applies to slaves that resized within the borders of Virginia. And has no standing outside of that state unless other states chose to allow it to.” After South Carolina v. Virginia the law and future laws would not be challenged in court, any further. South Carolina would threaten to leave the Commonwealth of American States only to be told good luck and not so gently reminded that both The Kingdom of France, the British Empire and the Federal Republic of America had all completely outlawed the practice of human slavery. South Carolina would drop its threats to leave the CAS, and would not raise them over the slavery issue again.
     
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  4. Threadmarks: Commonwealth of American States in the 1820's: The Arrival of the Great Turkish Migration

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    The First Immigration wave 1823-1830

    Beginning in 1823 the wave of people that was the Great Turkish migration would begin to wash up on the shores of the Commonwealth of American States over the next 7 years Some 180,790 Turkish Immigrants would immigrate to the states that made up the C.A.S. (mostly in Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia) These immigrants would settle in the developing Industrial centers like Richmond, Norfolk, Lynchburg in Virginia; Augusta, and Savannah in Georgia, and Wilmington, Raleigh, and Elizabeth City in North Carolina. Of all the cities mentioned Norfolk Va would develop the largest area of the city devoted to the Turkish immigrants this area became now and Norfolk's Little Turkey district build up along the Elizabeth River just north of Great Bridge. The ones who chose not to stay the cities would move west into rough county of the Appalachian mountains and their foothills where they would create new towns in the hills and valleys.

    The most importing thing to come out of this is not the arrival of these immigrants but they way in they were incorporated into the culture of the States that they migrated to while most would keep their religion (Islam) by the 1840's just 20 years after their arrival these people were every just as invested the their new home's culture as people who could trace their families back to the first English Colonist. It is important to note that at this time no state much less the Commonwealth Government had any form of immigration laws as long as the new arrivals obeyed the laws of the land they were left alone. It would be this influx of "Brown People" and the upcoming freedom of the slaves in Virginia and Maryland that would trigger the first citizenship requirements in the states of the Commonwealth. Virginia would pass the Basic Citizenship Test and service Act in 1831 they would be followed by Maryland in 1835, North Carolina and Georgia in 1850. South Carolina was the only state that had set Citizenship laws in place in the 1820's The Citizenship law of 1825 required any non white resident of the State of South Carolina to be able to speak, read and Write in English before they could be come a citizen; those who could not pass this test were classified as Legal Residents of the State of South Carolina and barred form voting and public service.

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    Well, this could be very badly abused (like it was in OTL) or it could be a simple as sounding out Latin letters and grasp of 'See Spot Run' level vocabulary.

    Mind you, even the latter is something that cannot be taken as given for Good White People at the time....
     
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    I have a feeling that TTL's Southern politicians are going to try to pull the same tricks as OTL's politicians did.
     
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  7. Confederate Liberal Well-Known Member

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    The salveocrat system is less established out side of SC this ttl but the south is still the south.
     
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  8. Threadmarks: Federal Republic of America 1820's Part 1

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    The Return of the Federalist: The Great Boom


    March 11, 1820 was a sunny if slightly breezy day in the City of Hamilton however it was a festive occasion at the Federal Palace on Wheeling Island. There the Federalist Party members and their families celebrated their return to power. As President Elect Richard Paul Burbank of Erie was sworn in as the Third President of the Federal Republic of America. They had come back into power on a platform of preparing to finish the reconquest of the Northwest Territory and to Drive the Monarchist out of North America once and for all. However the state of the Federal Army and Navy in 1820 left much to be desired. The Federal Army had been expanded to 90,000 men plus their officers in 1811 and the new Model 1812 Rifle had been adopted in 1812 as the standard issue long-arm for all branches of the Federal Military. However by 1820 only 20,000 of the 90,000 men in the Federal Army had received the new weapon and none of the State Guard troops had received them. This would be rectified in the 1820 budget when money was set aside for the production of 160,000 Model 1812 rifles and 800 of the new Model 1820 six pounder field gun. The Navy had likewise been left to languish under the Burr administration While the Great Lake Flotillas had been enlarged in 1811 little had been done since and the Atlantic fleet had not had a anyships added to it since just after the close of the War of 1805.. The 1820 Naval expansion Act would seek to rectify this by setting aside the funding for 8 new ships of the line two with 180 guns, and six with 120 guns as well as sixteen new heavy frigates mounting 44 guns and twenty eight new 20 gun sloops of war.


    To help pay for this new arms expansion would see a new land tax passed by the Federal Senate as well as the first treasury bond drive since the end of the American Revolutionary War. The 1821 Senate Elections would see the American Democratic Party make some slight gains in response to the increase in taxes but the Federalist would maintain a comfortable Majority.

    Senate Election of 1821
    American Democracy Party Federalist Party
    NY: 1/3 NY: 2/3
    NJ: 1/3 NJ: 2/3
    Del: 1/3 Del: 2/3
    Pen:2/3 Pen:1/3
    Erie: 1/3 Erie: 2/3
    Total: 6/15 Total: 9/15

    The Tax increase may have cost the Federalist a few seats in the 1821 election however 1822 and 1823 would see these expansions projects in full swing and an economic boom go along with them. as men found employment in the expanded army and navy or the armories and shipyards that supported this expansion. This boom would make the 1820’s one of the happiest times in history for the FRA. The best part of this economic boom for the federalist was that it was something that they could keep going though military expenditures. The Federalist would erase the American Democracy Party’s gains and see Paul J. Burbank defeat Joseph Hiester of Pennsylvania in a landslide to win reelection.

    Senate Election of 1823
    American Democracy Party Federalist Party
    NY: 1/3 NY: 2/3
    NJ: 1/3 NJ: 2/3
    Del: 1/3 Del: 2/3
    Pen:2/3 Pen:1/3
    Erie: 1/3 Erie: 2/3
    Total: 6/15 Total: 9/15

    Presidential Election 1823
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    Paul J. Burbank (Fed-Ee) 85%

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    Joseph Hiester (ADP-Pa) 15%

     
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  9. brickhouse The Town Weirdo

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    Regarding the flags of the Commonwealth of American States and the Federal Republic of America does the number of stars increase with the number of states added.
     
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    They will yes. The CAS hasn't added any new states Hispaniola will probably be their sixth state added in the 1830's or 1840's its currently the First and only Commonwealth Territory.

    The FRA just added two I just gotta make the new flag. With seven stars on it. I plan to have it ready for the next FRA chapter.

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    Just realized that I need to add a star for Florida for the CAS flag.
     
  11. Threadmarks: Updated flags

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    Federal Republic of America Flag following the Acceptance of Ohio and Mississippi Territory as States in 1829 and 1830 with seven stars

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    Six Stared Commonwealth of American States Flag adopted following the acceptance of Florida as the sixth state of the Commonwealth.
     
  12. Threadmarks: Federal Republic of America 1820's Part 2

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    New States, New Peoples and New Industry.

    The second half of the 1820's saw the Great Turkish Migration arrive on the Shores of the FRA just as it did in the CAS to the south. Between 1823 and 1830 over 165,750 Turkish people would migrate to the FRA. Like in the CAS the bulk of these people were displaced by the Treaty of Windsor that ended the Italian-Turkish War. However the Federal Republic of America handled its immigration differently than the CAS did. The Turkish migrants were collected settled in cities like Buffalo, New York; Dover Delaware; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Toledo, Erie. In addition to these five cities the Mississippi and Ohio Territories were opened to settlement by these and other immigrants during this decade. This population influx from the Great Turkish Migration and other smaller immigrant waves coming from China, Eastern Europe, Southern Europe and other parts of the globe would see the Ohio Territory become the State of Ohio on July 4, 1828 and the Mississippi Territory become the State of Mississippi on July 4, 1830.

    Like in the CAS to their south would also see the ever increasing pace of the Industrial Revolution during the 1820. The first Railroad in the Federal Republic of America was the Manhattan and Albany Railroad which laid its first tracks north from New York City on June 7, 1827, and a year later Philadelphia and Harrisburg Railroad would lay its first rail; this railroad would form the eldest member of the mighty Susquehanna Railroad that would forum in 1842. 1829 would also see the construction of Mayburn Ironworks in Harrisburg Pa this would be the largest Ironworks in North America.

    A Reorganized Army and the last Act of the 1820’s
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    Lieutenant General Leonard J. McCoy Commanding General of the Federal Army (1825-1838)

    In 1825 President Burbank would promote the War of 1805 hero Major General Lenard J. McCoy to Lieutenant General and make him the Commanding General of the Federal Army; giving him full authority to make whatever changes were needed to modernize the command structure of the Federal Army. McCoy would bring to his office a passion that had not been seen for close to a decade. Under the 1825 reorganization the Federal army (90,000 men) would be organized in to 9 Legions of 10,000 men each; in doing so he kept with the traditions of the federal army however that is where this ended. Each Legion was made up of two brigades of 5,000 men each gone was the old Sub legion. Each Brigade consisted of 5 regiments of 1,000 men each and each Regiment was divided into 2 Cohorts of 500 men each and each Cohort was divided up into 5 companies of 100 men each. The State Guard Units were also required to organize themselves along the same lines as the Federal Army for the first time.

    On October 2, 1826 the Federal Republic of America held Senate elections once more and following the trend of 1823 the Federalist Party increased its hold on the senate. This would be seen once more in 1827 when the Presidential Election was held. For the Federalist Burbank would run for his third term while the new rebranded American Democratic Party would run Governor of New Jersey Garret D. Wall. The Pro Expansion but physically conservative Wall would offer a good contrast to Burbank and would manage to give him a good fight on October 2, 1827 when the election was held. Burbank would win reelection with 51% of the vote but with just a 2% point margin of victory it was his closest victory yet. When he was Sworn into office for the 3rd time on March 11, 1828 Paul J. Burbank would be sworn in for his third and final time, after which he would accept the resignation of his long time friend and Consul of the Senate Daniel Rodney (Fed-Del) who was suffering from ill health; in his place Burbank would name an up and coming politician from New York State Martin Van Buren as the New Consul of the Senate.


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    Consul Daniel Rodney (Fed-Del) 1820-1828

    Senate Election of 1826

    American Democracy Party Federalist Party
    NY: 1/3 NY: 2/3
    NJ: 1/3 NJ: 2/3
    Del: 1/3 Del: 2/3
    Pen:1/3 Pen:2/3
    Erie: 1/3 Erie: 2/3
    Total: 6/15 Total: 10/15

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    Consul Martin Van Buren (Fed-Ny) 1828-1832

    Presidential Election 1827

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  13. Threadmarks: The Republic of Louisiana in the 1820's

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    The Republic of Louisiana was the other major cotton producing nation on the North American continent. However unlike the states of the Commonwealth Louisiana did not use massive plantations run on slave labor; instead cotton was grown on medium sized farms worked by tenant farmers.These farmers like the city dwelling laborers that worked in the textile mills and foundries of Petite Roche(1), Baton Rouge, or New Orleans earned very little in return for their efforts, with the bulk of the capital generated by Cotton or textiles or metal tools going instead to the owners of the land or mills.

    These owners belonged to the ruling social class called the First Families. These were the wealthy families that had lead Louisiana's break away from the Spanish Empire. These Families had wasted little time turning Louisiana’s fledgling republic in and Oligarchy in which they held the political power. The 1820;s were a decade that saw the continued growth in the Steamboats on the western Rivers that flow into the Mississippi. This ever increasing river traffic allowed for Louisiana to levy tolls and fees for using the river, mainly at the port of New Orleans. This increased revenue allowed the First Families to increase their own wealth by embezzling the money that these tolls generated. This huge gap between the rich First Families and the poor tenant farmers and Laborers created an ever growing layer of discontent between the two classes; With the First Families looking down more and more often on the Poor Tenant Farmers and Laborers, and the Tenant Farmers and Labors looking up in disgust at the excess of the First Families. While this tension would not boil over in the 1820’s it would cause major issues for Louisiana in the Decades to come.

    The 1820’s would also see the rise of the Abolitionist movement in Louisiana; this movement was targeted at the massive plantations in CAS states of Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. This would see the beginning of the Underground Railroad which smuggled slaves out of the Commonwealth across the Mississippi river and into freedom in Louisiana. This of course would do nothing but feed into the Jacksonian press machine that was dominating the CAS during this time period. As the 1820’s ended it seemed to those outside of the Republic that Louisiana was setting itself up for a massive conflict the only question was would it be an internal conflict, external conflict or both at the same time.

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    Jacques Dupré (Republican Party) 1828-1838


    1. Little Rock’s anglicized name is never adopted
     
  14. Threadmarks: Crown Republic of New England in the 1820's

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    The 1820’s were a rough and tumble decade for the newborn Crown Republic of New England. The Crown Republic of New England is a Constitutional Monarchy recognizing the Monarch of Great Britain as its monarch. That said the Monarch or his/her representative would have very little say in the daily affairs of the Government of the Crown Republic, having only a veto power on any law passed by the Parliament of New England, and the ability to dismiss the parliament and call for a new election if they could not form a government or acted in such a way that endangered the security of the Crown Republic the Monarch and his/her representative was also the commander in chief of all of the Crown Republic's’ army and navy. The Parliament was a unicameral legislature consisting of the House of Commons. The number of seats in the House of Commons is determined by the population of each state; with each state getting one seat for every 30,000 people. So Connecticut had 6 seats, Massachusetts had 13 seats, New Hampshire had 7 seats, and Maine had 8 seats for a grand total of 34 seats. The Party or coalition of parties would form a government and become the prime minister would would carry out the role of the executive. The Grand Duke of New England which was first bestowed upon George IV’s younger brother Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn would now be known as Prince Edward Grand Duke of New England, Duck of Kent and Strathearn. His position and title would be passed down to his descendants.

    The Crown Republic was dominated by two major political parties the Royalist know as the Tory Party. Those who still held on to the American Republican cause that didn’t move to the Republic of Vermont, the Federal Republic of America or the Commonwealth of American States would form the New England Republican Party. While the Merchant class and the developing Industrialist class would who wanted to see less restriction on trade outside of the British Empire and wanted to see New England expand beyond its regional boundaries would from the New English Whig Party. The First House of Commons election was held on November 26, 1818 and would see the Tory Party win a massive a majority taking 22 out of 34 seats, the Republicans would take 5 seats, and the Whigs 4 seats the remaining 2 seats were taken by non aligned candidates. There after the House of Commons would be elected every 5 years on the fourth thursday of November. Thomas Maxwell would be named Prime Minister, he would hold the position along with his strong Tory majority for the next 11 years he would retire in 1829 due to his failing health. And Be replaced by William King of Maine while a member of the Tory Party King shared many of the values of the smaller Whig party and was able to bring them into his government creating an unassailable majority.

    As part of the Treaty of Reunification the British stated that the Crown Republic of New England would be expected to shoulder a good portions of the defense of their own and British interest in the western hemisphere. With this in mind Maxwell and the Tories would pass the New English Military Act in 1820. This Act would create a professional military in the form of the Royal New English Army on land and the Royal New English Navy on the seas. New English warships would have the prefix HMNES (His Majesty's New English Ship), The 1820 Military Act called for Royal New English Army to be fielded at a strength of no less than 50,000 enlisted men plus officers. This professional force was supported by the traditional New English state Militias, that when combined together the Crown Republic Royal Army could muster just under 108,000 men and officers. To train future officers a new Military academy the Royal Military Academy of New England was founded in Boston; The Act would also fund the purchase and construction of 7 ships of the line 18 frigates and 35 Sloops and Briggs. 1822 would also see the Royal Housing Act passed this act funded the construction of the Bunker Hill Palace in Boston. Over the next decade the each State in the Crown Republic would commission its own state royal palace.
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    Bunker Hill Palace located on Bunker Hill in Boston Massachusetts

    By the end of the 1820’s New England was settling down, the scars of the civil war had been more or less healed by a decade of peace, stability and prosperity. The decade had seen many families that had been separated in the aftermath of the American Revolution reunited as some families returned to New England from parts of Canada. Then after ten years of discussion between the population of New Brunswick, the Government of New England and the Parliament in London; on June 7, 1830 New Brunswick’s petition to leave British Canada and Join the Crown Republic of New England was approved by both the British Parliament and the New English House of Commons. On June 21, 1830 New English Prime Minister William King would officially welcome the new State of New Brunswick into the Crown Republic of New England.
     
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  16. jennysnooper87 Proud Albish Citizen Since 2017

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    Great work on the map! :)
     
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    Thanks I try to update each continent every decade. The eastern hemisphere in a few post as the timeline will start having impacts in Asia.
     
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  18. Threadmarks: Crown Republic of New England in the 1820': Royal New English Navy

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    With the end of the New English Civil War the Crown Republic of New England inherited the naval units of the United States of New England; however much like the old United States of America before it the USNE congress often found it hard to force the states to cough up the funding for a navy that was worth the name and relied upon privateers in the event of war with just enough ships in the “navy” to show the flag. This meant that the CRoNE had to spend quite a bit of money to build up its navy to meet the demands that the Treaty of Reunification required of it. Luckily the British Royal Navy had plenty of aging ships that they were more than willing to sell to the colonials who had come running home. By the End of the 1820 the Royal New English Navy was at least big enough to be a large element in the Royal Navy’s American Command’s battle plan.


    Royal New English Navy in 1830

    Ships of the Line 10

    HMNES New England 88 guns (ex USNE Navy)
    HMNES Bunker Hill 66 guns (ex USNE Navy)
    HMNES George IV 88 guns (ex USNE Navy NES George Washington )
    HMNES Reunion 90 guns (ex Royal Navy)
    HMNES New English Pine 90 guns (ex Royal navy)
    HMNES Royal Pine 120 guns (ex Royal navy)
    HMNES Crown Republic 120 guns (ex Royal Navy)=
    HMNES Conifer Crown 140 guns
    HMNES Morningstar 140 guns
    HMNES Duke of New England 140 guns


    Frigates

    HMNES John Paul Jones 44 guns
    HMNES Green Mountain 44 guns
    HMNES Gates 44 guns
    HMNES Boston 36 guns
    HMNES Concord 38 guns
    HMNES Lexington 40 guns
    HMNES Orion 36 guns
    HMNES Siirus 36 guns
    HMNES Cancer 36 gun
    HMNES Libra 44 guns
    HMNES Pleiades 44 guns
    HMNES Polaris 40 guns
    HMNES Taurus 38 guns
    HMNES Luna 30 guns
    HMNES Great Bear 40 guns
    HMNES Plymouth 44 guns
    HMNES Bedford 38 guns
    HMNES Thomas Maxwell 48 guns
    HMNES Thunderer 48 guns
    HMNES Springfield 30 guns
    HMNES Evergreen 38 guns

    25 sloops of war

    35 Brigs of war
     
  19. Threadmarks: Peru in the 1820: Separating the Crowns

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    For most South American nations the 1820’s were a sleepy time where very little to almost nothing happened however there was one exception that was the Kingdom of Peru.

    On August 8, 1825 the Viceroy of Peru José Bernardo de Tagle died in his sleep. The Next day the Peruvian Cortes Generales would pass the Act of Succession. This act would sever the Crown of Peru from the old Spanish Crown. This act didn’t ask for permission to do this the Act of Succession set August 30, 1825 as the last day that Peru would recognize the holder of the Spanish Crown Ferdinand VII as their king. However this was not a revolution setting up a republic instead attached to the proclamation was a letter addressed to Carlos de Borbón asking him to give up all claim to the fallen Spanish crown and the crown of the “Buffer Kingdom” of Andorra and accept the crown of the most powerful nation in South America. The message reaches Don Carlos who is in Paris France visiting King Louis XVII. Louis encourages Carlos to accept the offer telling him that. “The Spanish throne is a thing of the pass Madrid is home to religious fanatics these days. Andorra is too big to be ignored and too small to defend herself properly. Peru on the other hand is one of the two the most Powerful Spanish Speaking nation left on the planet. If I were you I know which one I would chose. However if you decide against it I’m sure that my younger brother Louis-Charles would be willing to accept the throne, now need to let it slip out of the family after all.” This is all it took for Don Carlos to accept the offer he and his wife Marie Louise Béatrix the youngest child of Louis XVI, sons Carlos Luis, Juan Carlos, and Daughter Béatrix Isabella would all bored Peruvian ship in Brest on October 29, 1825 bound for Lima.


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    Carlos (I) de Burbon King of Pure

    On January 8, 1826 Carlos de Borbon was crowned the Carlos I King of Peru Emperor of the Andes Marie was crowned Queen. In Andorra Ferdinand was outraged but there was little he could do about it. The Peruvian Army was Triple the size of any force Andorra could muster and he had no navy to transport them to South America. So on February 28, 1826 he sent his little brother a letter of congratulations wishing him the best and hoping that Andorra and Peru would “Keep the bonds of family tight.”

    Just three years later Ferdinand and his family would be nailed to crosses placed on the hills around Andorra la Vella after being sentenced to die by and Iberian Inquisition Court. And Louis XVII of France would be launching and Invasion of Iberia in response Claiming that he and his children were to true heirs to the spanish throne, and the Franco-Iberian war had begun.
     
  20. Threadmarks: South America 1820's

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