Love this TL! Really auspicious start, well done!
Please note that ALL posts written in any language other than English MUST include an English Translation.En tant que Français, je n’ai qu’une seule chose à dire EXCELLENT vraiment incroyable et bien écrit, j’espère sincèrement que vous pouvez le garder en place et nous nous réjouissons de la prochaine mise à jour.
Thanks for your interest.I have a question about your timeline, in fact several questions
1) Is that the "royal" fleet(france) is as powerful as the royal navy
2) Could you make a map of the colonies to see the changes
3) Is French still the international language or is it English?
4)Agreement will be as formed by France, Russia and the USA.
5) In the long term, will the French army have learned the lessons of the war or will the risks of trench warfare appear?
Ich bin ein Boulanger?Le Boulangerie....
If the German are looking for ally they might start looking and focus more heavily on the ottoman seeing the actual political situation in Europe .The new Italian government under Prime Minister Antonio Starabba, was however less than keen on these strenuous German diplomatic efforts. The Palermo Agreement of 1889, the abrupt collapse of the Germanophile Crispi government, and growing French economic interests in the nation rightly appeared to have closed off Italy from any potential alliance or diplomatic arrangements. Instead, Italy was viewed as increasingly tied to the informal Franco-Russian bloc, not just by Germany, but also by many in the British Foreign Office, and numerous ambassadors across the globe.
Instead it would be Austria which would come riding back to Germany’s aid. Austria-Hungary was perhaps the most obvious of these “natural allies”, sharing a disdain for growing Russian influence across Eastern Europe and the Balkans, and harbouring many deep connections and personal relationships with the German Reich. Emperor Franz Josef had only narrowly avoided joining the war in the first place, largely in outrage at the duplicitous treaties signed by Caprivi’s predecessor Bismarck. However with the Iron Chancellor evicted from office, and the Reich far more pliable to make concessions, the Austrians were more than happy to rekindle their Dual Alliance.
As much as Britain will end up more closely allied to the German bloc in this TL, they’re still very much cautious to avoid being drawn formally into European conflicts or alliance systems.So I suppose the next Great War will see Britain ranged alongside Germany and Austria against Russia and France. Italy and Turkey are both wildcards here.