That's a wonderful chapter, if not the most interesting so far. I love the merchant backstory and the little plots in Iberia.
Also, was Forgeron a real guy, because if he ain't, his name would be more likely to be "Lefebvre" or "Lefevre"
 
That's a wonderful chapter, if not the most interesting so far. I love the merchant backstory and the little plots in Iberia.
Also, was Forgeron a real guy, because if he ain't, his name would be more likely to be "Lefebvre" or "Lefevre"
Imma be real I've mostly been using the common surnames when I make up generals, so... thanks. I'll edit it when I get back later today
 
Excellent chapter! Castile is out of the game, France and the Low Countries are having things turn out good for them, the Ottomans have joined the fight and are making progress, definitely not a good time to be the emperor of the HRE and I'm very curious for what Europe will look like in the end of this conflict. Keep up the good work!
 
Does anyone think the HRE, England, and Portugal could turn this around or at least get an impasse? If so, don't be afraid to let me know
 
Does anyone think the HRE, England, and Portugal could turn this around or at least get an impasse? If so, don't be afraid to let me know
I personally don't think so, the french and dutch are expelling the austrians from the low countries, the Portuguese are going to clash with the leonese rebellion, the Italian front has been abandoned and the ottomans are closing in Vienna itself and the HRE probably prefers a loss of the Low Countries to the turks getting closer and acquiring more territory. So I don't see things turning out good for them, with a return to the status quo for the english and portuguese and a loss of territory of the HRE to the french and dutch and pulling all their resources against the ottomans and pushing them back being a best case scenario.
 
Part The Eleventh
July of 1569 was the beginning of the end of the Atlantic War. Despite their best efforts, the Austrian forces were unable to repel the French and Ottoman forces from Hungary, nor could they force the French out from the low countries. Nobles began to grow weary of the conflict, and many were concerned about how far the Turks and Sultan Mustafa could push into Austria proper. Otto V was similarly growing concerned about the effects of this war- if he let it go on too long, Austria could lose too many men and too much wealth to control the Empire anymore. Thus, he requested to negotiate terms to end the war. France and their allies were willing to make peace by this point as well. Given the scale of this war, it was agreed the parties were to meet in a neutral nation- and Queen Jeanne III of Aragon-Navarre was quick to accept their requests for mediation.

The rulers of the respective nations met in Valenca on July 25th. The French wanted as much of Wallonia as possible, but England could not accept France dominating the Low Countries as much as they did the Atlantic Ocean and much of the Mediterranean Sea. The Austrians wanted to retain all their Hungarian lands, which was simply not possible for the Ottomans who had been perhaps the most successful army in the war- in part due to their short involvement compared to the others. The Dutch, under William the Silent, were generally only demanding independence. Queen Jeanne made sure to try to come up with something to appease all.

Queen Jeanne was in a precarious situation; she was well aware that her current deal with France for her heir Henry to conquer Castile was an exception and that the powers’ traditional rivalry could return, meaning strengthening France would be risky. But she could reasonably orientate them toward the North Sea and the Rhine- making them Austria and England’s problem. Similarly, strengthening the Ottoman turks would be risky, as they were each other’s primary foe in the Mediterranean- all though, the land the Ottomans were occupying and demanding was mostly in the northern balkans. All this in mind as she made her case, her peace was thus- the Ottoman vassal in Wallachia would expand into the north of the Carpathian mountains, the Dutch Republic would be recognized as an independent state, and France would gain territory around Picardy and the south eastern most part of Wallonia. In exchange, Austria would see financial compensation. England was forced to finally give up Calais to France, forcing the Tudor dynasty to retreat to their island.

Some minor adjustments were made to the deal, but ultimately the Hapsburgs had little bargaining power. The only group who could reasonably make any objections was the English delegation, but Henry VIII had little interest in doing so, focused on colonial affairs as he was. Portugal was content with the peace as it was as well- the Iberian power only had reason to contest the French presence in India, but it was merely one city, and it was foolish to properly anger France. The Ottomans were slightly disappointed that it was a relatively minor expansion of their vassal, but they knew they had joined the war relatively late and could not expect sweeping rewards. William the Silent, effectively leader of the revolt (though in regards to governance of the Dutch Republic was more or less a first among equals), had little to contest. His state was largely uninterested in the Catholic lands to their south- there was a reason it was offered to France, and it was not solely out of a desperate need to win support. Merely mostly a desperate need to win support. And so it was agreed by August eleventh.
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Europe after the Treaty of Valencia, in August of 1569.
With the Treaty of Valencia accepted by all parties, the European order began to shift. France, and Charles IX had been endeared to Aragon, and both kingdoms were aware that tensions over Rosellon would be minimalized if Jeanne’s son, Henry Bourbon was able to take over Castile. Another state was pulled into the French orbit as well- Henry Zamora’s Leon. Leon was a small, fledgling Kingdom surrounded by powerful states- Castile and Portugal would both relish a chance to take it for themselves, and Aragon had little reason to get involved protecting such a small realm; in contrast, France was openly aggressive to Portugal, and their alliance with Castile was a thing of the past after their failures in repeated wars. Charles IX was hesitant to ally with Leon so soon after the Atlantic War, but the nascent hostility with Leon’s threats certainly warmed him to Zamora. Zamora himself was still unmarried, in part due to his relative youth- he was only about twenty four and hadn’t exactly been in demand prior to the war. Eager to warm France to his rule. Henry attempted to arrange a marriage between himself and Charles’s second daughter, Catherine. A deal Charles accepted without much issue.

After the war’s end, Henry VIII of England turned his attention to the seas. He knew England’s future lay on the waves- Henry’s son Arthur wasn’t going to be marrying a French Duchess any time soon given the animosity after the Hundred Years War, which was freshly strengthened after the last one. Regardless, he immediately began searching out new colonies. France’s colonies in Campechia and Caroline locked England out of the Campechian gulf, but the island chain to its east, and much of the southern landmass were largely unclaimed. France’s wealth came from two principal sources- Campechian gold, and plantations of sugar and tobacco. The English had some tobacco as well in Port Arthur and the area around it, but if they could expand far enough south, they could monopolize a region ripe for plantations!

In June of 1570, King Henry VIII hired Francis Drake to explore the northern shore of South America. Much of the area was claimed by Portugal through their Brazilian colony, but Henry was looking further west than even the most ambitious Brazilian claims in the region. The expedition was largely a success, charting the mouth of a major river in the area. The region had been known, but there had not been a prominent expedition to actually chart and thus name it. Drake named the river Gihon, after noting in his journal that the area was ‘beautiful like Eden itself.’ After locating an appropriate location to settle, Drake returned to London in 1571. The following year he would take a group of volunteers and establish the colony.
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Francis Drake, English explorer.
In the short term, this colony was a disaster. The diseases of the tropical region were difficult for the relatively urban London volunteers, and farming was a constant struggle. The only growth came from ships that were bringing in slaves and other foolish volunteers. Like in Caroline, an elite planter class began to emerge. Henry was undeterred, reasoning that Port Arthur had run into similar issues in its infancy, and thus he organized a few other settlements. The territory, known alternatively as Gihonia and Eden, would not grow from newborns surviving infancy until 1586. Prior to then, it was naught but immigration and captive slave imports.

Jeanne III died in 1572, giving rise to Henry of Bourbon. Almost immediately, he called in Charles IX’s support of his Castilian conquest. Charles, having never specified how he would support the Iberian King, simply sent a contingent of mercenaries as he was not in the mood to launch Europe into another war, which if he joined properly would become a real possibility. The war carried on for years, no one able to claim the decisive victory needed. Such a conflict devastated Castile, but Peter II refused to bow to another after his humiliation by Henry Zamora. In the carnage, Leon was able to take some relatively minor areas that Castile was rendered unable to properly defend by the conflict. Castile’s military being seen as weak led to diplomatic isolation meant that no one came to their aid, and in fact several major powers were hoping that Bourbon’s forces would be successful so as to create a counterbalance to other rising powers in Europe- chiefly England and France.
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Henry I Bourbon,
First King of Hispayna Y Secilia

It took nearly fifteen years of conflict, but eventually Castile could resist no longer. Peter II had been found dead, suspected to have been poisoned. He had no male issue that had survived his wartorn reign, leaving the only true claimant as Henry Bourbon. The brutal conflict had left much of Castile depopulated and relatively impoverished, with many nobles retreating. Henry marched into Toledo- a ghost of its former self. He had secured himself a powerful base and support from his people, and declared himself King. Not King of Castile in addition to Aragon-Navarre, but of All Spain and of the Sicilian realms- Espanya y Secilia. Henry The First might have been the ruler of a vast state in theory, but the long, gruelling conflict had rendered Castile a relatively weak set of provinces. Henry spent much of his reign trying to improve agriculture and finances, so as to help the Castilian population recover. An Azpilcuetan, Henry encouraged many subjects who shared his faith to move into Castile, both to help its growth back into a prominent area, and so as to help pacify it when it did recover.

Unlike other European powers, Espanya y Secilia was not interested in colonialism. Her chief ports were all on the Mediterranean Sea, especially as Galicia was a Portuguese territory. There were some efforts to grow Gibraltar or Asturias, but Henry I did not care for them, investing more in inland Iberia than anything else. Henry wanted to secure Espanya's place as a land power, and used his efforts in Castile as a means to centralize the government, and with it the army. He had churches become the main means of taking census instead of nobility, and then made it more feasible for commoners to become professional soldiers, placing them above non-soldier peers. An attitude he also applied to the Peerage. Other states were moving in this regard such as Sweden, but Henry I was one of the first to do so on mainland Europe.

Charles IX needed allies. Espanya would be a wild card in most european diplomacy- though likely an opponent for the foreseeable future due to France and the Ottoman Empire being allies. But he could not ally with Portugal or Leon due to the Valois having their own interests in Iberia and the need to dominate the atlantic. Scotland had linked itself to the English hand, meaning that France was without a friend in the North Sea. Charles IX had two options- the Netherlands, and trying to rip Denmark-Norway away from London. Thankfully, he could do both. He offered a deal to William the Silent, promising mutual protection against the English and some minor trading privileges in Caroline and Canpechia. The Staatholder had limited power over the other parts of the Dutch Republic, but he at least accepted it for his own portion of the state. Then he started working on Denmark-Norway. He knew the current King, Frederick II leaned toward the English, but the heir Christian was young yet- a little younger than ten. Charles’s daughters were all old enough it would be less than appropriate, and all but one were married already. But he did have a granddaughter named Isabella.
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William The Silent, Prince of Orange, and a major leader in the Dutch Revolt
Charles arranged a meeting with Frederick to discuss the idea of a betrothal. The children were young, but they did seem to get along well. While he knew an alliance would be out of the question, he did sow the seeds of one. Frederick was well aware that the English had been more hostile to the Reformation and Protestant ideals than France, who allied with the Dutch and even with the Ottomans- it seemed France would likely be a more reliable ally if theological conflict broke out over Europe. Young Prince Christian for his part, rather liked Princess Isabella even if, being nine years old, he found the idea of marrying her a bit unnerving. The meeting between himself and Princess Isabella is reported to have actually made the boy quite a bit of a francophile who took to his studies of French language and culture quite well. Eventually, King Frederick II agreed to the betrothal.

The Danish king died about two years later, leaving Christian as King Christian IV. Being only eleven, a regency was established for the young King. He spent much of his time in Paris, like a few other such monarchs- Mary Stuart of Scotland being an example. Like Queen Mary, Christian IV grew enamoured with the culture of France, and spent much of his time in the city learning all he could. He and Isabella grew close, with her helping him with his study of French and being a bit more tactful; in return, he told her of Denmark-Norway and much of Scandinavia, and helped her with boldness. Isabella was a quiet girl, more interested in fine architecture and grand cathedrals than with foreign delegations, even if she was a gifted diplomat when she wanted to be.

Charles IX himself died in 1590, and so the throne passed to his son, Louis VII. Louis did relatively little for the French mainland, not an ambitious warlord like his father or particularly interested in new colonial ventures like his grandfather or great-grandfather. Much of this came from the situation he had inherited- he could not risk destabilizing the European continent, lest his father’s victories likely be ripped away from France. The colonial situation likely could not be altered too much itself. There was a rather large chain of islands between Campechia, and while they would be useful, France needed to rebuild the navy to enforce her maritime order, and develop her colonies if she wished to begin a second wave of expansion. The next few years would be a period of peace, internal and external, in France.
I am terribly sorry for the very off putting French borders, but they couldn't exactly take the whole of Wallonia. I'll try to get them some of Lorraine in the future at least. And let me know what you guys think of the Aragon dominated Spain. I think i'll keep it around for at least one or two more monarchs, but if you guys aren't interested, i'll find a way to break it apart. also, that Gihon river drake found? That's the Amazon, which obviously wouldn't be called that if not for the explorers getting chased around by native warrior women to invoke the myth. As always, let me know what you think and if you have any ideas!
 
Aragon dominated Spain is very cool, but wasn't Henry IV king pf Navarra ? Does that means that we have a Navarra dominated Spain ?
Yes, but those two have been in personal union and Aragon's size and manpower compared to navarra meant they dominated the union and now that they've conquered castile, they're dominating spain as a whole
 
Excellent chapter, although the Austrians lost they weren't totally humiliated and the French haven't won everything they wanted and their allies have achieved (most) of their objectives. Really looking forward for the next chapter, keep up the good work!
 
About how long do you guys think an informal race hierarchy would take to develop in Canpechia? TTL's france tries to enforce tolerance for catholic natives, but there's still an ocean between the colonies and france, and that didn't stop people from segregating by race, religion, and eventually wealth otl, so i think that an unofficial segregation will come about in the colonies
 
About how long do you guys think an informal race hierarchy would take to develop in Canpechia? TTL's france tries to enforce tolerance for catholic natives, but there's still an ocean between the colonies and france, and that didn't stop people from segregating by race, religion, and eventually wealth otl, so i think that an unofficial segregation will come about in the colonies
I think it would be more in line with what happened in Brazil rather than the other American colonies, there will be certain restrictions and the unofficial discrimination against those that aren't rich white men, but it's still possible to get into power or wealth with the right steps.
 
Part The Twelfth
Fort Nantes was growing quickly. The town was finally large enough that France had designated it the official capital of Caroline, causing a great deal of pride. Expansion was similarly moving along quickly, with new settlements popping up between the main towns in the colonies. Carolinian slaves, under the administration of the colonial government, were used to establish infrastructure throughout the colonies. Native raids had largely stopped being a major problem, as the growth of the settlements made them harder to target, enabling trade to flourish within the area. The end of the Atlantic War caused many more waves of immigration to the colonies- mostly from Milan and Wallonia, areas recently captured by France that still harbored resentment for the Parisian government. Ironically, such measures actually helped Louis VIII, as emigration would help to Frankify the regions and reduce unrest. It is worth noting, however, that France’s policy of only letting specific ports handle movement to the colonies was still in place and thus it was mostly wealthy families from these regions (especially Milan, as the ports in Genoa and Nice were allowed especially few colonial shipments), giving them a distinct advantage within the young societies.

Other settlements, such as New Paris on the Messepi river were also growing quickly. The river was an anglicization of a name for the great river stemming from a tribe further north, around the lakes that fed the Saint Mark River. New Paris did not grow as much from slavery and plantation wealth, but as a major port that maintained trade throughout all the French colonies. There were others, especially on the coast of Caroline, and in northern Campechia, but they did not receive the investment from either Fort Nantes or France that New Paris did. These investments were strategically-minded- Louis VIII did not want the colony so wealthy it could grow independent of France, whereas the wealthy of Fort Nantes wanted there to be another principal port in the colonies so as to more easily exert power over the western portions when Caroline began to truly expand out west.

King Henry VIII died in 1600, and his son Arthur claimed the English throne as Arthur II of the House Tudor. Arthur was nearly thirty already and had great ambition for the running of his realm. Similar to Louis VIII, he was relatively content with the world order outside of Britain and afraid of getting too involved in affairs abroad. Instead, he felt the need to strengthen the Crown. Parliament was a powerful institution, but the Monarch still had some sway, and King Arthur I had given his grandson a very important tool: the REI. there had been two prior heads to the Royal English Inquisition, Arthur’s great-uncle Henry Tudor, succeeded by his son and Arthur’s cousin, William. William did not do much with the position, however. This meant that when he died, Arthur was perfectly able to give the position to an established ecclesiastical leader- the Archbishop of Canterbury, John Whitgift. The Archbishop had power over theological discourse within England, but as the head of the REI, he gained a degree of secular legal force and control over the other lords of the realm. On the surface, this weakened the crown as well, but the Church was far easier to appease than all the lords of the realm. However, the Archbishop and the head of the REI were both appointed by the King, thus appointing one man as head of both was a sign of great trust and respect, and it was entirely within Arthur II’s right to remove the second institution and largely destroy the Archbishop’s powerbase. In most men, this would create a need to earn the King’s perpetual favor. Effectively, Arthur II had placed the Church firmly under the Royal thumb.
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John Whitgift, Archbishop of Canterbury and Head of the REI and SIS
The Lords grumbled about this, but unfortunately, Arthur was entirely within his right. Arthur gained more power when in 1603, his mother Mary died, making Arthur II of England King Arthur I of Scotland. Arthur wanted to integrate Scotland into his English inheritance and begin the process of forming a truly British Kingdom as quickly as possible. Scotland had its own Inquisition- the Scottish Inquisition Society. Orchestrated by King James V of Scotland, it was based on the REI with similar powers and thus was granted to Whitgift as well. This linking of religious policy combined with the fact that the Archbishop of Canterbury and the heads of both Inquisitions were part of the House of Lords began a process of linking parliament, but in the short term, it made Whitgift an incredibly powerful man- perhaps second only to King Arthur I/II. Arthur would take other actions that strengthened his hold by appointing as many yesmen as possible, measures that while successful did make him less than popular with the nobility.

In August 1604, there was a rebellion in Ireland. This in itself was not unusual, or unwarranted. What was unusual was how King Arthur handled the situation afterward. Gerald FitzGerald, Earl of Kildare, had quite effectively handled the revolt, and there are a few anecdotes of King Arthur only learning of the rebellion when the Irish Lord sent him one of the apparent leaders. Where other Kings would use the revolt to push the Irish out of their traditional areas, King Arthur perhaps as part of his quest to indebten the Peers to his realm, instead granted the Lord the title Duke of Munster. The newly anointed Duke was quick to alter his surname to reflect this growth in status- he began to style himself, Gerald Munster FitzGerald.
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A rendition of the Fitzgerald Coat of Arms
King Arthur was married to Sophie of Saxony but did not produce any heirs with her. Their marriage was difficult, and many suspect the King was sterile, which would have only added more stress. Anna was Lutheran and disapproved of Arthur emboldening the Inquisitions. While she did convert before her marriage, the Queen wrote in letters to her father and siblings that she secretly remained devout Protestant, and found many Catholic rituals near blasphemy. This left the question of succession in dispute. Arthur had made it clear that his nephew Alexander would be the heir to the realm, but his tensions with the nobility led to a few looking for alternatives.
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Sophie of Saxony, Queen-Consort of England
Arthur was not without support from the Peers of his realm. Many earls in the northern highlands of Scotland supported him because his reforms were more impactful toward the English nobility. The Duke of Munster was obviously an ardent supporter, and there were many earls that recognized the benefits of an Anglo-Scottish integration. The problems arose in places like the Earldom of Lincoln or Devon. These places, further away from London or Edinburgh, were less sympathetic to the want of integration and centralization, and merely saw this as a series of power grabs by the King.

Across the North Sea, King Christian IV of Denmark-Norway had finally been crowned in 1596. He had spent the first several years of his rule stabilizing and establishing himself in his Kingdom. But in 1602, he was properly ruling his realm. An ambitious young King, he hired Henry Hudson for an expedition to find the Northwest Passage. Departing from Iceland, this expedition would naturally be a failure, but the Dutchman was able to chart a great strait leading into a very large bay in the northern more parts of the new world. He was not able to chart the whole thing, but he believed this bay would hold the path to the Northwest Passage somewhere within it. Chrisitan IV was naturally very excited and organized a settlement to be made within the Bay. Recognizing that Denmark-Norway lacked the needed population to entirely secure the area for his Crown, he declared that Protestants from all over Europe were welcome to settle in this Hudson's Bay colony.
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Henry Hudson, the explorer who charted the Hudson Strait and Bay
This idea pleased many in Germany and Sweden alike. While there were many Protestant states within the Holy Roman Empire, there were still many situations where Protestants were persecuted in German states. Other German-speaking people simply saw this as a great opportunity to start anew. And so many families from Northern Germany and the Netherlands were quick to settle in the New World for the Danish King. Christian IV bought ships to land in ports so that those who wanted to would be able to, which mitigated the danger that making it to the Danish capital would be. Sweden was a similar thing, but many of these families were able to depart from Scanian ports.

Christiansland was established in early 1603. Unlike many other colonies, the climate in the Hudson’s Bay was not too different from that of Denmark or northern Germany, and thus it was able to grow faster than the English or French settlements had been in the beginning. Trade with the natives quickly became lucrative, and the settlement flourished. The Scottish did eventually notice the Danish ships going around their colonies, however, and were rightly angered as it meant there would eventually be a threat to their settlement unless they captured the colony while it was weak. King Arthur, however, was cynical of how threatening this was. After all, if Denmark had to include other nations in the endeavor, then there was a chance of cultural tensions tearing the colony apart- especially if more Germans and Swedes were shipped over.

In the English and Scottish colonies themselves, results were mixed. Scottish colonies were populous and in a strong position for trade, but they were not growing as quickly as the English. The English colonies in North America thrived off trade with the Scottish and natives and were growing quickly. But this led to expansion and problems with the native tribes. Unlike France, who respected tribes who adopted Catholic Christianity, England had no qualms with driving Native Americans as far west as possible. A few tribes had been nearly wiped out by the English specifically. This attitude was even more severe in Gihonia, where great deals of rain forest were cut away for plantations, and even if the tribes within them survived, their way of life was put in danger by the colonists.

This is not to say that France did not have a negative impact on the natives of their settlements, but the consequences of their settlement were scarcely as severe as ethnic genocide. Within Caroline, natives were welcome to join the colony so long as they spoke French to the best of their ability and adopted Catholicism. While this meant they would not be actively harmed by the colony, it did mean there was a loss of identity and culture. These natives similarly faced a deal of distrust from the younger generations. While the colonial elders were grandchildren of the first settlers and many of them grew up well aware of the help the natives had given them, their own children had not, and saw the natives with distrust and as uncivilized brutes. The fact that few natives were able to accumulate that much wealth meant they could not easily challenge this perception.

The emergent planter class was distrustful of all those deemed lower than themselves- white, black, and native alike. That many of them attempted to cast themselves as European nobility, and a few of them were even Dukes or Counts, did not help matters. Throughout the first decade of the 1600s, they used their sway over the Lords of Caroline to bar certain things from those without enough money and thus confine it to those white men they respected- travel being a large one. Merchants needed an identifier called a carte du commerçant to travel between ports and those that did not were subject to the whole shipment being confiscated. Even those who did have one were required to pay a hefty tax on their sold goods. These cartes du commerçant were themselves more expensive than many traders could afford, meaning that to be a merchant had a glass ceiling that prohibited many from taking the occupation. Many freedoms and rights were already restricted to the upper classes, but many settlers had come to Caroline to escape this fact, and the formulation of a new class of nobles and pseudo-nobility caused a share of resentment.

Much further south, the Incans had managed to begin truly recovering from the Smallpox epidemic that had ravaged their empire. A generation had grown up in the aftermath and had stronger immune systems than their predecessors. They had been able to acquire the techniques of ironworking and were progressing with the development of guns in their own right. Trade with both Portugal and Campechia was growing, and many Europeans had to admit begrudging respect for the Incan kingdom. In Portugal, there was much fascination with the few Incan artifacts the Andean realm had been willing to part with. Many merchants who might have otherwise melted down the artifacts for coinage found they earned far more by selling it than they would by melting it into coin. The treaty leasing out the mines to Portugal had ended, and the Incas got them back much more developed than when they were given up.

Out east, Jean Blanc was attempting to expand French power in India. The governor of the French Territory of Surat technically did not have permission from the government to do so, but he could practically smell the profits. In the years since France obtained Surat, wealth accumulated as trade bloomed and investment drew more people to generate capital, and the Deccan Sultanates were more willing to work with Europeans than their neighbors in the Vijayanagara Empire. Or at least more willing to work with the French. Blanc was able to convince the Bijapuri Sultan Ibrahim Adil Shah II to allow him access to Jaigad Fort in exchange for a large sum of Surat’s wealth and aid against the Mughals should it be necessary. While Jaigad might have been a simple fort, Blanc had many ideas for it. Firstly, he ordered the construction of a port on the water- unlike the fort itself, which Bijapur could reclaim at any moment within their rights, the port was wholly French.
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Sultan Ibrahim Adil Shah II
Unfortunately for Jean Blanc, Louis VIII heard about his illegal acquisitions and his excessive spending and removed him from office. While he did not withdraw from the agreement with Bijapur or return Jaigad, he was still deeply angered that a colonial official would act against their crown’s direct authority. The King appointed his brother Charles to the office overseeing what was now the French Territories in India.
Feedback is appreciated. I don't really have a lot to say about this one. But thanks for sticking with the TL guys. Honestly kinda hard to believe we're already well over a century past the POD and the namesake of the TL
 
Very good chapter, the way the colonies are developing(especially how you explained the situation in the French ones) are a nice view from how the butterflies have affected the Americas, the English part was also refreshing and showed us what the British are up to, it also seems that the French are taking larger and larger pieces of India...
Keep up the good work!
 
Thanks for all the support man. It really means a lot. Though I don't know if two ports really indicates a large piece of the indian pie. ... yet
With a TL as good as yours, you deserve all the support! And hey everyone gotta start small, Julius Caesar started by claiming his spot on the couch after all.
 
So about how long did it take for Scottish nobility to spend most of their time in England? By the Highland Clearances, I know most of the Scots who got the land lived in England. but TTL, the Scottish earls already cleared the highlands, hence Scottish Canada, meaning I don't have the easy means of changing ownership
 
I'm working on Part The Thirteenth, about 1400 words in, but before I finish it up, I was wondering what you guys think my biggest weakness as a writer is/what aspect of the TL you think needs the most improvement is? Feedback is how we all improve
 
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