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So, are the Former Confederates going to flock to the Western Union Party?
I am surprised Quebec wanted anglophone territory like the Maritimes and that the USA didn't try and grab them.
The Maritimes mostly went to Quebec because of how it was historically once French colonial territory, along with the United States already pushing their claims with the entirety of the Oregon territory. It was either the Maritimes go to Quebec which will stay as a minor regional power, or to the United States and help them on their growth to becoming a Great Power. Quebec was seen as the least damaging moving forward in the future.
I'm curious about why Napoleon III wasn't against Prussia buying the Luxembourg when iotl he wanted to buy it.
Napoleon at the moment is very busy with his Colonial ventures as he just finished France's involvement in the Mexican War, is actively grabbing lands in China while supporting Taiping, is further exploring and claiming land in both Africa and Indochina, plus there's the beginning of French expeditions to the Pacific. With all of these going on Napoleon just isn't as invested in Europe as he was in OTL. Plus there's the fact that by purchasing Luxembourg he's not just going against Prussia, but against all of Germany (soon to be GroBDeutschland). A potential war over just Luxembourg would not be worth the losses. Besides he's already expanded France further in Europe with Sardinia. Lastly there's the fact that Napoleon does not see Germany as the greatest threat ITTL as the Franco-British rivalry is very much alive and well. For now Napoleon is satisfied and wants to focus on expanding France's colonial empire and preparing it so that they don't lose it all in a single war.
Is Napoleon III worried about Italy and Germany getting too close? After all if Italy settles its claims against Austria their main irredentist territory is now areas ruled by France. Even if Britain is seen as a greater threat, this alliance between Germany and Italy may be threat to the understanding between the allies of the Heresy war.