The Fall had had an enormous impact on Europe. The British Government made an all out effort to remove the entire population of the British Isles to India or South Africa or Australia. On the Mainland of Europe the Dutch decided that they would also need to move their population to somewhere else. In their case their options were limited to its colony in either South America or to the Netherlands East Indies. They had also sought permission from the British government to allow their people to settle in South Africa. France had suffered an impact which had altered the geography of France. It was now possible to sail from the English Channel to Paris. Most of the French population had moved to the south of France and to North Africa. The French Army was busy conquering North Africa to ensure that it was safe for the French people to settle. They were also receiving refugees from the Balkans, who were fleeing the advancing German and Austrian Armies. The German and Austrian Empires had combined their affords and had by 1878 pushed all the way to the Med. They had pushed the Turks out of Europe and had in 1878 launched an invasion of the Holy lands.