He's still leading raids against the British Isles.With the British Navy much weaker, what's John Paul Jones up to?
Welcome aboard, and glad to hear that you are enjoying this. I'll respond to each of your notes and ideas one by one. Though I'm not going to tip my hand as to keep the surprise factor.Just found out about this TL! Loving it! Some notes and ideas...
1. Maybe the Colonials/France manage to get all of Quebec south of St. Lawrence, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick as part of their war reparations? TBH I'm not too much a fan of how that part of the NA map looks in our TL. (And considering De Grasse has basically annihilated the RN I think they more than have enough bargaining chips/clout in the table.)
2. So Napoleon got to go to America! Assuming France goes revolutionary, him still becoming Emperor and getting exiled, why do I see him somehow getting off to the States?
3. Speaking of which, I'd like to see Nelson meeting with Nappy in Boston. Maybe he's one of the captured Brits?
4. I expect a pair of certain people named Metternich and Talleyrand in Vienna trying to come up with a decent deal... (and that gives me a dark and silly idea)
Glad to hear that you find this to not be nearing ASB.I really like the alternate world that is developing here. I feels really plausible, and it leaves me always excited to see a new update for this TL! Keep up the great work!
(Also, I’m curious what the author of that book you mentioned in the notes has to say on the Fall of Troy. I’m no antiquities expert, but I seems difficult to me to be able piece together specific historical lessons about the follies of great leaders from questionable archeological remains and hyperbolic Homeric epics.)
Hopefully, he get to use his famous signal at TTL's Battle of the Nile: "England knows Lady Hamilton is a virgin. Poke my eye out and cut off my arm if I'm wrong."3. Nelson didn't get captured or killed, and he's going to certainly play a part in upcoming battles.
Perhaps he should marry Lady Hamilton in this TL. Avoid all the scandal in Nelson's later years (and I checked - she didn't marry until 1791, Nelson was unmarried until '87).Hopefully, he get to use his famous signal at TTL's Battle of the Nile: "England knows Lady Hamilton is a virgin. Poke my eye out and cut off my arm if I'm wrong."
The companion book is just as good as the documentary, and does a good job with what is a forgotten war in the United States, even though it changed everything.I'm glad you watched The War That Made America. I found it quite enlightening.
Now, on to the map painting: why am I expecting Quebec to either A) be sold off to the States or B) become an independent nation assuming the French debt situation isn't any bettered?
Also I fear for Acadia, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia. If they're cut off from Ontario they'll be in quite the pickle if another war breaks out in North America...