Wasn't the Province of Quebec a little larger? (Like I think it went up to Southern IL)Current year: 1840. POD: 1776.
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In 1776 after the American defeat at Long Island, the British managed to crush the rebellion the following year. Simultaneously and unexpectedly, King George died of a fever and his son the Prince of Wales established a government under Charles James Fox. When the rebellion in America was brought to an end, George IV declared a general amnesty for the revolutionaries, as James II had done for Caribbean pirates during the Restoration. When the National Assembly formed, they decided to depose Louis XVI in favor of George IV. The new Anglo-French Union was to be ruled as a constitutional monarchy in which Parliament and the Legislative Assembly held the real power of the state in their respective realms. Louis XVI fled to Austria and raised an army to retake France from the Union. What followed was a series of three coalition wars between the Anglo-French Union and the other European powers. The order that emerged from the wars was a Cold War between the Anglo-French Union and its allies (Poland, Portugal, Ottomans, Sardinia, Switzerland, Mexico, Colombia, Central America, ) and the coalition powers (the Holy Roman Empire, the Spanish Cosapublica, Brazil, Naples-Corsica, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Russia). In this world, nationalism is a very minor movement, and the primary ideologies are traditionalism, populism (with right and left wing variants), and anarchism.
The Union is the dominant power on Earth. It has an expansive colonial empire, extensive industrialization, and an unmatched army and navy. Its colonial holdings are split between crown colonies (ex. Quebec, New Albion), charter colonies (ex. New England, Virginia), protectorates (ex. Iroquois, Algiers, Mysore), and company land (ex. Hudson Bay Company, East India Company). English and French are co-official languages in the Union, and education and all official correspondences are bilingual. The bilingual state of affairs is aggravating to the Kingdom of Norway, whose parliament advocates for trialism.
The Cosapublica was formed in 1804 when the Spanish colonies began to secede. The purpose was to keep the remaining loyal colonies by giving them home rule. The Cosapublica now consists of both monarchies and republics. The monarchies, in union with the Spanish Crown, are Argentina, Nueva Vizcaya, Nueva Navarra, and California. The republics are North and South Peru. Spain has the second largest navy in the world, and the third largest army (after the Qing and the Anglo-French Union). Even after defeat and partial decolonization, Spain remains a clear great power.
The Holy Roman Empire still exists in the mid nineteenth century, and is still ruled by the Von Habsburgs. The Austrian crownlands extend into northern Italy, after Austria absorbed Lombardy and most of the Venitian Republic. The electorates in the Empire in 1848 are Mainz, Trier, Cologne, the Palatinate, Saxony, Prussia, Bavaria, Hanover (in union with the Anglo-French), Regensburg, Wurttemburg, Baden, and Bavaria. The Empire has consolidated its power in the hands of the emperor after the coalition wars, and is now a much more effective political force. The most heavily industrialized region of the Holy Roman Empire is Hungary.
Russia is a large empire inhabited mostly by peasants and serfs. Literacy is low, the Orthodox Church has a disproportionate amount of influence on daily life, and the main concern of the nobility is keeping things the way they are. This does not sit well with the ruler, Nicholas I, who is bent on bringing Russia into the modern era with education and industrialization, countering Anglo-French influence in Asia, and building a modern army and fleet. He has also expanded Russia's borders into Central Asia and developed the colonies in the Pacific. Under Nicholas, Russia has been more open to Western ideas, and has relaxed its censorship laws to allow criticism of the government. Unfortunately, this has coincided with a rise in anarchic terrorism, so it is unclear how long the liberal moment will last in Russia.
The Republic of the Netherlands is a republic in name only ruled by a king in all but name. It has a reasonably large colonial empire, including the East Indies, Ceylon, New Holland, and New Zealand. Most of the Netherlands' wealth comes from trade with Asia, and from banking. The Netherlands is less industrialized than most of the other great powers, except Russia.
The Empire of Naples is ruled by Napoleon II Bonaparte. The Emperor's father, Napoleon I, was originally from Corsica and trained in the French military academy. When Corsica became a republic, it formed a confederation with the newly formed Republic of Naples to drive out the Bourbons and defend against the Union. Napoleon was first general, then consul, then he declared himself Emperor and was crowned by the Pope. During the Coalition Wars, Napoleon invaded Egypt and conquered it for Naples. As an Austrian ally and a nobleman, Napoleon was allowed to marry Marie Louise of Parma, of the Habsburg dynasty. His son Napoleon II grew up mostly in Austria. Naples is considered the minimum benchmark for a country to be considered a great power.
Wasn't the Province of Quebec a little larger? (Like I think it went up to Southern IL)
Nevertheless, I really like the idea of a small scale Napoleonic Kingdom.
Why Canada? It hardly existed as a colony at the time.I imagined a ASB TL, the French revolutionary fleet defeating the Royal Navy and invades the British islands, and then the revolutionary armies establish sister republics. The British royal family, however, flees to Canada.
The POD here is someone from the 21st Century who's absolutely convinced that if he were sent back in time
Nationalise the means of blood production, comrade.