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The British Isles had been undergoing reconstruction for the past 48 years. A great deal had been accomplished. The Population of Britain had risen to 24 million people as a great many of the people that had fled to India, South Africa and Australia descendants chose to visit and perhaps stay in Britain. The Rail system had been completely rebuild and there was a new highway system Cities had been rebuilt but there were still the remains of houses that had been abandoned. Still there was a cleanses everywhere.
Vice Admiral Kamehameha made several visits to Europe during the Philippine Conflict. He met with the various directors of Intelligence Especially MI-6 and the Royal Irish Intelligence GP
Historians were now looking at The Fall and trying to piece together a look at what had actually happen. Everyone knew the outline of the story . The British evacuation of the British Isles was fairly well known but much less was known of the great migration of the European population to the south. The landscape of France was much changed by The Fall. The entire country was shaken by it. A large amount of the population was evacuated to Algeria. By the 1880s only a small part of France was occupied by people. The French Foreign Legion maintained some outpost and patrols.
The Dutch fled by ship to their colonies in the Far East and South America and the Belgians to the Congo and Southern France. Spain saw some of its population to the colonies but it mainly retreated to the South.
The German and Austrians pushed to the south driving the Ottomans out of the Balkans as the European population fled to the warmer parts of Europe. Thus there were a series of wars as the combined Austro_German Empire pushed all the way to the Med and then leaped across to Asia Minor. It would seem that the forces of Christian Europe were also on the March in the Holy Lands as the Austro-Germans liberated the area from Turkish control
In Scandinavia the Population of both Sweden and Norway had fled to the southern part of both countries. The Danes wondered where they might retreat to.
The Fall had really changed the Face of Europe and had forced the population to move south. In fact the Europeans had pushed into North Africa and had proceeded to change the land.
In fact Italy had abandoned the Northern part of the country and the population had been evacuated to the south. Italy's army had arrived in North Africa on a mission of conquest in Libya so as to be able to find land for Italy's crowed population. In France no one lived along the Channel coast and even Paris was nearly a ghost city. What had been Belgium and the Netherlands was a ghostly land. The same was true of Germany as the population now lived much further south.
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1888 A patrol of French foreign Legion numbering 12 men have left the Under populated city of Paris for a look into what had been Flanders, Belgium and the Netherlands. They had pack animals with food, ammunition and medical supplies. Lt Andre Martell commanded the force he was assisted by Sargent Peter MacDonald a corporal and 9 other men. The patrol noted the eerie quiet and the seeming lack both of people and animals. The found some skeletons which the Lt had them bury after saying a few word.
Maps were in some cases useless as the geography had been changed by The Fall. In the Netherlands the Grand dike had been breached and the North Sea had reclaimed the land. The Patrol crossed into Germany but it was as lifeless as what they had seen. Moving through the Ardeness they had a feeling that there was someone there. The discovered a handful of survivors in the Luxemburg capital. They checked them out before proceeding toward home. By this time they were worn out and eager to return to the outpost for some rest.
France was not the only Nation sending patrols into the uninhabited zone. The Austro-German Empire sent patrols into Germany, Bohemia , Italy to check on conditions. The only nation that seemed to be recovering was Spain.
The 1880s in Europe were a period in which trying to survive was the main purpose. A lot of Europe was a vast waste land.
Beginning in 1885 the Government of the Empire of Brazil at the direction of the Emperor began to make a serious effort to help the people of Portugal. The Emperor personally contributed his own money toward the project. For seven years progress was being made but there was a lot of work to do. Talks with the Kingdom of Hawaii resulted in the kingdom joining in the effort.
The joint Brazilian -Hawaiian effort to rebuild Portugal was perhaps one of the largest projects that the Hawaiian got involved in. Some of Hawaiian Army engineers that had been involved in the American Canal Project visited Portugal to see what needed to be done and how a coordinated effort by the three parties might make a difference. Thus began a forty year project which would eventually see the rise of a modern Portugal. >Air transport brought in some needed supplies and equipment. Hawaiian funding would result in the construction of a modern Hospital in the new Lisbon section of the capital. Vast amounts of concrete were imported.
Three Nations saw the efforts of other countries to lend a helping hand. Hawaii set up a base in Ireland and proceeded to work to pull the nation out of the mess that the fall had created. But it was not the only one There were isolated groups of survivors in the British Isles. They consisted of people that just had not managed to make the evacuation ships. The Hawaiian expeditions to Europe was able to make a effort but it was making the British Government in India aware of the problem that lead to British Military engineers and troops arriving again back in Britain.
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