I just realized that line 17 on the chart has numbers associated to it but no name, am I correct to assume that might corresponds to a very particular island in the Caribbean.
Mexico City is probably bigger, but Santafe is a fine capital for a fine Republic of 180 million.Plus Santafe is a giant, much like OTL, almost a second NY, still not tokyo but massive
It's a surpriseI just realized that line 17 on the chart has numbers associated to it but no name, am I correct to assume that might corresponds to a very particular island in the Caribbean.
Africa doesn't seem likely, to be honest. I don't think any New World nation ever expressed interest in colonizing Africa. Influencing China is probable, thoughI was wondering. Since Colombia is way more powerful in this TL, will we see it stake out colonies in Africa and possibly influence in China?
This may be the first one, then Btw, I don't think anyone's ever done a Gran Colombia TL either. Or at least I haven't seen any.I don't think anyone's done a TL where Colombia establishes colonies in Polynesia.
It's true that Colombia is going to focus on the Caribbean, but it has a powerful ally in Chile, who is more interested in Pacific and more able to colonize it.Mainly because Colombia has very few major Pacific Ports. Even with the extra land held by this Gran Colombia, it will still be a primarily Caribbean country.
With current colombia policies...i think the last thing they want are more africans..unless they think can pull a spanish speaking liberia...NAH.Africa doesn't seem likely, to be honest. I don't think any New World nation ever expressed interest in colonizing Africa. Influencing China is probable, though
They are currently allied with France.Is Mexico trying to find a European power to protect them ?
Colombians like to see themselves as liberators, not imperialists. Acquiring African colonies would be against this idea, and also put them at odds with Europe. So, yeah, I don't think they'll go for that.With current colombia policies...i think the last thing they want are more africans..unless they think can pull a spanish speaking liberia...NAH.
They've a small coastal strip is just right there with British Honduras.... https://i.imgur.com/3mI8PCx.pngNicaragua? Wait doesn’t Colombia control the Caribbean coast? How does one American filibuster get to Nicaragua like that? The American Pacific is barely settled.
Damn, that was a typo! I meant the end of the 1850's. If there's a Colombo-American War, it will happen after the US civil war, which will take place in the early 1860's at the latest. In fact, it's possible for it to start earlier.Wait. So there's going to be a Columbian-American War and then years later, the Civil War is going to start in the US. In the 1870s, nonetheless.
Taking into account that such a war would be land based, and that the US' last amphibious operations was Veracruz... yeah, the Colombians can certainly fight them off.Well, in 1870 Gran Columbia has about 20 million people, so they can certainly hold their own against the US.
That's the problem. They need to pass through Colombian territory to reach Nicaragua. You can imagine that that didn't amuse the Colombians at all.Nicaragua? Wait doesn’t Colombia control the Caribbean coast? How does one American filibuster get to Nicaragua like that? The American Pacific is barely settled.
It will not be pretty... I can't wait either!I cant wait until the Alternate 10 years war breaks out in Cuba and pours kerosene on everything.
Nivek is right. Thanks!I hardly see why the British would just let this happen under their watch.
Thank you! And yeah, it'll probably be messier.This exceptionalism saw Colombia as a unique nation that “appears to have been destined by the author of nature as the centre and empire of the human family.”
Lol, was this a case of breaking the 4th Wall?
Seriously, im adoring this timeline so far, and I'm glad that I picked it up! So, I know you've mentioned that the US Civil War is more of a 'traditional' civil war in that there will be two competing groups each claiming to be the legit government of the United States - I'm kind of excited to see this conflict, though ibsuspect it will be much more muddled and nasty than even OTL's war.
Odd question: since the US war is gonna get nasty and it may take some years to recover, will we see much of the Eastern and Southern Eurooean immigration that went to the US in OTL go to Columbia instead?
Also, how is the Church reacting to the immigrants in Columbia? Has it adopted the ethnic parish model that we saw in the US during this time?
Bigger Mexico and Colombia means that too, and as a lot of Mexicans and Dominicans will not be going north later on, other thing is much of modern US Population growth come from inmigrants and teen pregnacies, the former is changed, the later...That means that US in TTL will have much less population than OTL, at least in XX century when population growth decreases.