America had no ability to project force in Texas, never mind California, in the 1810s either.Indeed. So I might move Cuba to the 1890s.
I think they had it to an extent. Yet still they desired Home Rule.There's one key difference ITTL. The Catholics in Ireland manage to gain equality.
You may just wind up with a Mutilated Victory feeling in France.Considering that the UK was not in as bad of a shape as France after the War, I'm not too sure that would be the case.