Photos from Featherston's Confederacy/ TL-191

I wonder how this can fit into TL-191.
With a victorious CSA that was led by the same brilliant military leaders in OTL, I could absolutely see them sending advisors overseas when it suits their interests. Another example could be early-Meiji Japan with the French, while after the US reforms itself along Prussian lines they could do the same with the Germans in the Ottoman Empire and Latin America.
 
Confederate Soldiers Overseas

It is well known that First Great War veterans and Freedom Party members had fought in the Mexican Civil War, but what is not well known is that Confederate soldiers and officers had fought in a plethora of different foreign conflicts in Latin America, Africa, Europe, and Asia from after the end of the War of Secession and even after the end of the Second Great War.

The first of these wars that the Confederate men took part in was Paraguayan War, where some veterans of the War of Secession had went to Brazil as military advisors to the Brazilian Imperial Army. The next of these notable conflicts was when the new Confederate States of America provided support for the Second Mexican Empire alongside the French and British, which the conflict in question was the Second French Intervention in Mexico. Confederate officers in the throughout the remainder of the 19th Century would be dispatched as military advisors to various countries around the world. One such example was some CS Army Officers joining a French Military Expedition to Japan in the 1870s, which the men from both nations would help the new Japanese Empire build up her army, which in turn, would help build good relations between Japan and the CSA, which would last up until the Second Great War. Then came the Ethiopian-Egyptian War of 1874-1876, in which a group of Confederate officers and men led by Major General William Loring, who was at first appointed in 1870 as a Confederate Military Attache in Egypt, who then became an inspector-general for the Khedive of Egypt. Confederate mercenaries in that conflict would fight alongside with many Egyptian soldiers against the warriors of the Ethiopian Army under King Yohannes IV, in the end, would see the Egyptians defeated, thus depreciating it's value to the eyes of the nation's European Benefactors.

Confederate General William Loring in an Egyptian Army General's uniform during his time as Inspector-General for the Khedive of Egypt.

A couple of Confederate men who are soldiers of the French Foreign Legion in North Africa, photo from sometime in the early 20th Century.

In the same year as the Ethiopian-Egyptian War began, Confederate troops would be involved in yet another overseas conflict, which this would be in the Hawaiian Islands where a Confederate Marines alongside British and Union troops would help forces loyal to King Kalākaua put down a riot there that was started by forces loyal to the former Hawaiian Queen Emma. Throughout the late 1800s and up until the First Great War, substantial numbers of Confederates would join the French Foreign Legion, in which these men would go on to fight in many of France's Colonial Wars in Africa and in Asia.

An artist's illustration of Confederate volunteers fighting for the British Army during the Second Boer War in what is today's South Africa.

A photograph of Confederate States Army soldiers as part of the Nine-Nation Alliance during the Boxer Rebellion, circa 1900.

The next overseas conflict were Confederate boots would take part in was the Second Boer War, where a good number of Confederate soldiers along with some officers would serve as volunteers for the British Army and would fight against the Boer forces in South Africa (by coincidence were also supported by the Union via armament and logistical support as well as some volunteers.) Some military historians would consider the Second Boer War to a proxy war between both the British Empire and the CSA against the USA as well the substantial Austrian and German support for the Boers. Around the same time, there would be the Boxer Rebellion in China, in the insurgents would rise up in an attempt to remove all foreign influence from China. As a response, the nations of the United States of America, Germany, Britain, France, Italy, Austria-Hungary, Russia, the Confederate States of America, and Japan would all each raise some expeditionary forces and sent them off to first help their respective litigations in China and then to quash the rebellion. Interestingly, this was a very rare instance that both the USA and CSA would fight in a war shoulder to shoulder despite the huge bitterness between both nations.

A photograph of Confederate Marines fighting against rebels in Nicaragua, circa 1909.

By the end of the 19th Century, the Confederacy would begin to spread then flex it's influence across Central America when Confederate owned fruit companies would start up plantations across the region and in turn, these companies together with the Confederate Government would begin to exert influence over the local governments (in which a specific term for these governments would coined as the "Banana Republics"), thus swinging them into their sphere of influence which was dubbed as the "Golden Circle." Over a period of time, a few local worker revolts would occur, in which this would spur the Confederates into deploying elements of the Confederate Navy and the Confederate States Marine Corps in order to help the local authorities crush any potential revolts along the way. This would all factor in that much of Central America would stay under the Confederacy's Sphere of Influence well into 1944 when the CSA would cease to exist.

Confederate soldiers of the Virginia Legion on horseback in Siberia, circa 1919.

Confederates fighting for the Royalist Faction of the Mexican Civil War, circa 1920. Note that these men here are using old CS Army equipment and weapons, which were supplied to the Royalists from the CSA.

Following the end of the First Great War as well as the Treaty of Arlington (which had reduced the size of the Confederate Armed Forces), many former soldiers, sailors, pilots, and officers of the Confederate Armed Forces would return home and struggle while others went abroad to find work to suit themselves. One example was when a large number of ex-Confederate Military men would venture to Russia to go an help the White Armies fight the Bolsheviks which these group of men would become known as the Virginia Legion. The Virginia Legion would mainly fight in Siberia alongside the troops of Admiral Kolchak, in together, they would fight and eventually, defeat the Bolshevik Armies in Russia. The efforts of the Virginia Legion would go on to strengthen diplomatic relations between the Russian Empire and the Confederacy. Around this same time as the Virginia Legion fought in Russia, other Confederates would also fight in the Mexican Civil War along with the Confederate Government selling off it's now outlawed weapons to the same faction to help defeat the Republican Forces. There in Mexico as well as in Russia, the Confederates would develop new tactics along with some new ideas that would eventually be used in the Second Great War. Also during both wars, a few members of newly created Freedom Party would venture over to those countries and fight there.

A photograph of the future airmen of the Confederate States Air Force at a flying school in Sweden, circa 1929. Under the terms of the Treaty of Arlington, the Confederacy was banned from developing new warplanes and barrels, and as such had to go elsewhere to develop these technologies. Places such as Sweden, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, Greece, etc provided good places for the Confederates to develop said technologies away from the prying eyes of the US Military.
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A photograph of Confederate Air Force Major General Claire L. Chennault in China, circa 1937. Born in 1893 in Texas, Claire L. Chennault would serve in the FGW first as an signals officer and later an observer pilot for the CSAAC. In the interwar years, he worked in the Army and in 1935, would be made a general for the newly formed CSAF, in which he formed the Air Force's first flying schools. In late 1936, Chennault would be appointed by President Featherston to be a military attaché to China, and there would, he serve as an advisor to Dictator Cheng Kai-Shek and the fledgling Chinese Air Force. In late 1938, Chennault would return home and would head of the CSAF's replacement forces, in which he filled this role until the end of the SGW. Following the end of the war, Chennault would return to China and would be influential in it's restructuring. He would eventually return to Texas in 1954 spent the last years of his life there.

A former Confederate Army soldier as a Mercenary in Africa, circa 1960s? Following the demise of the CSA, thousands of former Confederate Military personnel would go to other places in the world to find jobs, and they did not have long to wait. With the Frozen Conflict underway with numerous brush fire wars popping up across the world, soon the mercenary job would become popular for those looking for an adventure. For many former Confederate soldiers, this was the right job for them, in which they would go on to fight in many conflicts across the world in the 1950s, 60s, and up to the 1970s.​
 
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Cover Images for the AlternateHistory.com timeline and story "The Footprint of Churchill and Mosely" by the website member Sorairo, which depicts an alternate world were a Afro-British man saved Churchill from an assassination attempt by a British communist on July 14, 1934, eventually leading to Churchill re-evaluating his views on race and distancing himself and his government from the Confederate States of Jake Featherston, with Mosely reluctantly going along. This leads to Great Britain reconciling with the United States of America and the German Empire and then joining the Central Powers against the Franco-Russian-Confederate Entente. After the Second Great War ends early in 1943, a Cold War breaks out between the USA, the German Empire, the British Empire and the Empire of Japan, leading to many more changes around the world and for decades to come.

OCC: This is TTL's version of "The Footprint of Mussolini."
 
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Cover Images for the AlternateHistory.com timeline and story "The Footprint of Churchill and Mosely" by the website member Sorairo, which depicts an alternate world were a Afro-British man saved Churchill from an assassination attempt by a British communist on July 14, 1934, eventually leading to Churchill re-evaluating his views on race and distancing himself and his government from the Confederate States of Jake Featherston, with Mosely reluctantly going along. This leads to Great Britain reconciling with the United States of America and the German Empire and then joining the Central Powers against the Franco-Russian-Confederate Entente. After the Second Great War ends early in 1943, a Cold War breaks out between the USA, the German Empire, the British Empire and the Empire of Japan, leading to many more changes around the world and for decades to come.

OCC: This is TTL's version of "The Footprint of Mussolini."
This is very interesting. You should build up on it.
 
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Cover Images for the AlternateHistory.com timeline and story "The Footprint of Churchill and Mosely" by the website member Sorairo, which depicts an alternate world were a Afro-British man saved Churchill from an assassination attempt by a British communist on July 14, 1934, eventually leading to Churchill re-evaluating his views on race and distancing himself and his government from the Confederate States of Jake Featherston, with Mosely reluctantly going along. This leads to Great Britain reconciling with the United States of America and the German Empire and then joining the Central Powers against the Franco-Russian-Confederate Entente. After the Second Great War ends early in 1943, a Cold War breaks out between the USA, the German Empire, the British Empire and the Empire of Japan, leading to many more changes around the world and for decades to come.

OCC: This is TTL's version of "The Footprint of Mussolini."
imma read this if i exist in TL-191:)
 
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Cover Images for the AlternateHistory.com timeline and story "The Footprint of Churchill and Mosely" by the website member Sorairo, which depicts an alternate world were a Afro-British man saved Churchill from an assassination attempt by a British communist on July 14, 1934, eventually leading to Churchill re-evaluating his views on race and distancing himself and his government from the Confederate States of Jake Featherston, with Mosely reluctantly going along. This leads to Great Britain reconciling with the United States of America and the German Empire and then joining the Central Powers against the Franco-Russian-Confederate Entente. After the Second Great War ends early in 1943, a Cold War breaks out between the USA, the German Empire, the British Empire and the Empire of Japan, leading to many more changes around the world and for decades to come.

OCC: This is TTL's version of "The Footprint of Mussolini."
I would love to see this, or otherwise an extensive summary and breakdown of this AH. Sounds fascinating.
 
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Cover Images for the AlternateHistory.com timeline and story "The Footprint of Churchill and Mosely" by the website member Sorairo, which depicts an alternate world were a Afro-British man saved Churchill from an assassination attempt by a British communist on July 14, 1934, eventually leading to Churchill re-evaluating his views on race and distancing himself and his government from the Confederate States of Jake Featherston, with Mosely reluctantly going along. This leads to Great Britain reconciling with the United States of America and the German Empire and then joining the Central Powers against the Franco-Russian-Confederate Entente. After the Second Great War ends early in 1943, a Cold War breaks out between the USA, the German Empire, the British Empire and the Empire of Japan, leading to many more changes around the world and for decades to come.

OCC: This is TTL's version of "The Footprint of Mussolini."

I would also like to see this.
 

A photograph of the Confederate Battlecruiser CSS Jefferson Davis underway in the Atlantic from the view of the destroyer CSS George E. Pickett, circa 1940.
 
The border between the United States and the former Dominion of Canada was the longest fortified boundary in the world. After the Great War, the occupation and eventual annexation of the former Anglo-Canadian provinces into the Union rendered the border moot. In the 1960s, as part of the broader environmental movement, activists called for converting the old fortifications into a vast ecological network. This would become the "Green Wall." *

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Grassland along the Maine-New Brunswick border.

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View of the town of Saanich on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The island was mined during the prewar era and was a recreation area after the Second Great War.

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Voyageurs National Park along the Minnesota-Manitoba border. Monument to the Great War not far from the state line.

*This is inspired by the OTL Green Belt along the former Iron Curtain.
 

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A photograph taken by the City of Richmond engineers of the stairwell of the long abandoned Presidential Bunker (which had served as Featherston's HQ and residence from February of 1944 until the last days of his life when he made his ill-fated flight towards the Deep South,) circa 1988.
 
The Fenian Brotherhood charge of upon Canadian troops, leading to the Fenians victory.

In America, North and South, the Irish (Catholic and Protestant.) would have profound affects to the USA and CSA, and to themselves. During the Second Mexican War, the Fenian Brotherhood, (A Irish republican organisation founded just before the War of Successor.) took advantage of the conflict, and it stockpile of arms, and carry out raids into Canada, in the hopes of gaining freedom for Ireland and their kin still there.

Despite victories over Canadian militia, they would be force to flee back to America in the face of British soldiers, and many members arrested, and the event was largely forgotten in favor of the greater war, and it ending. However, it would come to be remember later as 'Irtish bravely against the British threat' as the Union found solidarity with the Irish, and later with Ireland itself.



Irish-American Friendship and Unity, 1920. Denis Aloysius McCarthy would in that year released a poem that emphasized the historic connections between Ireland and America, which would be circulated in U.S. papers across the Union, and widely popular.


When America first uprose
And flung defiance at her foes
No laggards were the Irish then
In purse or purpose, means or men.

And ever since in all our wars,
Wherever gleamed the Stripes and Stars,
The loyal Irish, heart and hand,
Have fought for this beloved land.

So in the springtime of the year
When St. Patrick’s Day again is here,
T’is not alone on Irish breasts
The spray of Ireland’s shamrocks rests.

Our great Republic’s heart
Reveals today its tend’rer part,
As, smiling in her state serene,
She wears a touch of Ireland’s green.


 
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