Timeline of The Domination of Draka, The United States and other nations(1651-2004)

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Part One: The seeds of Evil

1651-The south african cape is discovered by the dutch

1652-Cape colony established as a settler colony where the local natives are enslaved and slaves brought in from west africa when slave raids aren't enough.

1653-the dutch throw the spanish out of modern day belgium and luxemberg
-the city of mulweeno(OTL's New Orleans) founded by the french and esblished as the capitol of louisiana

1654-1779-Minority protestent groups and the french hugenors escape persecution by fleeing to the Dutch Cape Colony and other destinations. Dutch Cape Colony population enlarges quickly, and becomes a major stopping point for British, French and Dutch ships traveling between Europe and India, the East Indies, China and the Japans. The Dutch maintain a reputation as fair yet shrewd traders, but only a relative handful of pioneers relocate to the Cape Colony as colonists; most are there to make a fortune at trade and then return home. By the time of British occupation, Dutch population is almost 40,000 with almost 60,000 slaves working slave plantations. The Cape colony is a dumping ground for undesirables and convicts. THe dutch establish a system of free transporation to the colony but the people brought over get debts or are indentured. Due to this polciy the dutch decide to open it up for europeans of all the nations. The dutch also adopt a policy of seperating up african tribes they encounrter and enslaving them
-the slave traders of west africa in order to streamline the process of brining slaves, put slaves from one tribe or a close tribe on the same boat. This will lead to the slaves retaining their culture more.

1654- The capable administrator but bigot Peter Stuyvesant denies
admission to New Amsterdam to 56 sephardic jews. The Directors of the Dutch West India Company condemns Stuyvesant but suggest the jews go to Cape Town instead. The East India Company is trying to build up Cape Town, and isn't picky about who settles there at the moment if they're convicts or revolutionaries. The die is cast, making the southern tip of Africa a combination of dumping ground for undesirables and burgeoning trading stop for the next 130 years.

1654-1778-hardcore calvinists and english fundamentalists go to british canada or cape colony instead of british north america.

1676- Arrival of non dutch immigrants to the Colony: Caviliers dissapointed at the restoration settlemant, Hugenots, planters from Barbados, and pirates wishing to get out while the getting's good. Wine Grapes are subsidized by the dutch government.

1688- The Glorious Revolution brings a new round of immigrants to the dutch cape in the form of more nobles disgusted with the situation in England.

1729: Danish East India Company chartered.

1760: French ousted from India. George III is King of England.

1762-french give up canada and the ohio river valley to the british. Britian gives belize to spain

1763: Proclamation Line of 1763 sets boundaries of 13 original British colonies east of the Appalachians
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1776-The United States of America declares independence from britain
-when shipments of gunpowder in bermuda and the bahamas meant to aid the rebels are discovered which causes the british to punish the locals which sparks rebellion in bermuda and bahamas.
 

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what? no comments on those and 59 views? I've been working on this for months.. I'd just like comments on it but I am still going to post more parts of it.
 

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The Age of Napoleon

1780- The Anti-Catholic Gordon riots in London. Many Catholic Churches are attacked, along with the Bank of England, King's Bench Prison, Newgate Prison and Fleet Prison. One group in the riots attack and burn the home of Robert Hindmarsh, a follower of Swedenborg and a future founding father of the Spiritualist movement in England.

1783-Treaty of paris grants the USA the 15 colonies that revolted and jamaica and all signatories are to recognize the USA. The USA is also granted trading privileges in the British Caribbean. The british gain drakia.

1786-95: Rapid growth of Drakian economy and population, export trades established in raw materials (diamonds, gold,
copper, sugar, wool, salt, hides, ivory) and slaves. Growth of Drakian shipping, expansion of several British shipbuilding concerns to Drakia as a stop in itself or on the route to India and beyond. External slave trade exists but is dwarfed by imports for internal usage. Even so, British disapproval of slave trading and slavery begins to mount. The dwindling Drakian popular disapproval of use of slaves takes on character of "loyal opposition" in face of perceived inability to function economically without them. Colonial government establishes Transportation Directorate to centrally plan and manage building of roads to mines and interior settlements, first ownership of slaves by a modern government entity. Drakians elide "Cape Town" to "Capetown."
-Thomas jefferson establihes a sucessful wine industry in virginia. This quickly spreads to the rest of the USA. It
takes until the 20th century for American wines to be seen as being as good as ones from europe.
-France conquers all of indonesia andbegins intensive settlement and gorcing the natives to assimilate. This continues
till about 1805 when french batavia is taken by britain.
-America quickly finds problems with the Articles of Confederation, and there is little internal debate as a Constitution
is adopted. It includes a Bill of Rights, and one portion that carefully explains the duties of citizens to contribute to
the common defense by militia or naval service. Congress lavishly funds West Point as an educational and training institute for military officers, with an emphasis on engineering, artillery and leadership, and Annapolis to a similar extent for the officers of a small standing professional navy. A very small standing army is authorized, almost entirely posted to frontier forts, with call-up of the large state militias only by approval of Congress and the individual states, although state and territorial governors can call on the militia for local emergencies. The chief use of horses is for fast movement in battle which results a strong cavalry in the American armed forces. To address the problem of religious pacifism, the Quaker Legions are formed. These do non-combatant duties or public works (some regular militia do these as well) under the direction of engineers. A monetary exemption, deliberately set high at 1/2 the annual pay of a hired farm laborer, is also put in place for those medically unable to train; this becomes a refuge for rich men who don't want to dirty their hands or even become part-time officers. But the relatively low demands on the time of those who do serve let nearly every free man vote. compromise on representation results in voting being reserved only to male war veterans and current militia members, but there is a growing list of exemptions. Census every 10 years mandated for reapportionment of Representatives, based on total population, excluding "slaves and other bondservants," which is only proportional to who can vote before immigration becomes a factor. Monthly militia training days often become community holidays, as families come out to the field to watch. After several disastrous losses to Indians in the Northwest Territory (Ohio), the appointment of militia officers is by a panel of Army officers from a pool of local candidates ("the Captains' Walk"), instead of as a local political perk. The first amendment also states that only the federal government is barred from establishing religions, but it puts restrictions on the rights of states for exaple all religions must be asllowed in a state even if one is established and supported. Taxation and funding of religious schools is allowed.. Another change is that the senate is set up to have 4 from each statewith the senators selected by proportional representation,preferential voting and instant runoffs. The same system is also set up for the house of representativs with each state getting a represententative for every 25,000 people in the census.

1787- Final 3 states ratify USA Constitution. The state (i.e. national ceremonial) flag of the United States becomes 16 small gold stars in a horseshoe pattern surrounding a white scroll reading "We the People", with the white caption "1776 Independence" below, on a field of blue bordered on left and right by vertical red and white bars. The "Star and Stripes" battle (and civil) flag drops the complicated imagery, and has just a single large gold 5-pointed star in the middle of a blue field, between red and white bars. Both flags are in 5:8 proportions, 1/4 width red and white bars. The heraldic symbolism of red (war) being closer to the hoist than white (peace) is unintentional but prophetic.
-Ceylon taken by british and put under Drakian governance.

1788: Colonel Freiherr Augustus von Shrakenberg retires, receives 20,000 acre land grant under Maluti Mountains, South Interior province (Lesotho). He marries Alexandra Hugeson, of a New Jersey Loyalist family .

1790 - Drakian Legislative Assembly passes Indentured Labor and Master and Servant acts, regulating slavery in the colony as a method of exploiting the native populace conquered during the constant expansion of Drakian fronteirs.

1791: Castle Tarleton built overlooking York (Pretoria, South Africa); initially a border fortress, later headquarters of the War Directorate Supreme Staff. Island of Zanzibar seized as a trading outpost and stopping point on coastal route to India. Free population exceeds 150,000 and slave population nears 600,000.
-A year and a day after buying it from New York, the Erie Triangle is sold by the federal government to Pennsylvania for $1, to give it access to Lake Erie. District of Manhatten established as a federal territory from part of New York

1792: Universities of Capetown, Virconium, and York founded. Anglican bishoprics established in Capetown and Virconium. Local freeman militia puts down first serious slave revolt in Drakia. Angus McGregor patents improved ("cylindro-conic") rifle bullet.
-Toussaint L'Ouverture begins leading free blacks and slaves in slave uprisings and war against French and British on island of Hispaniola (Haiti and Saint-Domingue).
-Denmark abolishes slave trade, but not slavery. This has little effect, as the Danish East India Company is a late-starting minor player in India.
-Vermont grabbed by british.
-Kentucky split from western Virginia, and admitted as a state

1794: Richard Trevithick arrives from Cornwall to work as the steam engine supervisor for a mine near Whiteridge.
-First use of a tethered balloon for battlefield observation.
-french population growth doesn't slow like OTL.

1795- Parliament approves a law allowing the government to imprison without trial anyone who criticizes its policies. A food riot in London again damages Robert Hindmarsh, as the meeting house of the Spiritualist sect is burnt to the ground in the chaos. He and his followers will leave for America, seeing nothing but danger and oppression in Britain. They will settle in
Indiana.
-The Spiritualists in Indiana will convert a large number of Miami Indians and settlers alike. Their ideas of Astrology, Reincarnation, and Mediumship are accepted by the Indians, and a number of settlers who feel like they are missing something in life. Spiritualist sects will pop up across America, mostly along trade centers in the frontier, but sometimes in places
like Charleston, Baltimore and New York
-egypt grabbed by britain. In order to hold it, settlers are brought from the british isles and britain begins paying money for indians from british controlled parts of india to move to egypt.

1797 - The massive and loosely regulated expansion of slavery contributes to several bloody slave revolts. Slave Code
grants all freemen power of life and death over slaves, Militia Act establishes substantial citizen militias and reserve service. First Janissary Legion is soon recruited, though it is over a decade before experience in managing and recruiting them allows the Janissaries to be effective, stable fighting forces. Firearms are put on the list of banned trade goods.

1798-First coal mine in northern Natalia (southwest of OTL Swaziland). Women's Militia Auxiliary formed by volunteers. Almost a thousand French Royalists arrive in Drakia, attracted by the isolation and relative prosperity of the colony. Sierra Leone founded by the British. French settles go to Batavia in masses.

1799-1802- First local industries (iron-works, machine shops) started in Drakia as the French wars render imports
uncertain. Cotton becomes a major crop. Several thousand more French Royalists immigrate to Drakia. Militia Act establishes peacetime conscription, mandatory yearly training, and reserve service to age 50.

1800-a desperate russia in exchange for britian's aid against napoleon sells all of russian north america to britian
-Napoleon renames the louisina territory Napoleona
-Black republics of Santo domingo and haiti set up after revolts.
-French Batavia taken by britain. Batavia is also used as a convict colony due to the french massacring the natives incoastal arwaas. The british use the batavian islands as a penal colony like australia.

1801-High-pressure steam engine perfected by Trevithick.
-William Henry Harrison is governor of Indiana Territory. Has policy of dealing strictly against Indians causing troubles.

1805-a plan is established where the drakian government is chosen from the colonial assembly.
-landholder guilds set up
-Brotherhood of the lash formed for serf control

1806-Federalists block attempts to downsize the military and Navy.

1807-The economies of scale and financial support by Drakian landholder councils, along with the standards set by the Brotherhood of the Lash, encourage the aggregation of small industrial concerns into the first Combines. The Ferrous Metals Combine and others soon become the most efficient way of supplying the standardized demand, in large quantities, of the various settler plantations, government directorates and powerful AM&M Company.
-French guyana, britsh guyana and dutch guyana revolt from their empires and declare the nations of cayenne, surinam and guyana

1808: First steam "drags" (road engines towing wagons) and ocean-going steamships.
-massive migration of french out of france to either batavia,draka or the USA.
-a native revolt in egypt is supressed and leads to explusions of border and more rural egyptian communities.
The nomadic tribes are also expelled and resettled. This leads to vegetation being restored and the climate becoming ranier. Beginning of small-scale cotton cultivation in Draka and egypt. This precedent leads to expulsion of nomadic desert tribes from north africa by the european powers/draka.
-Under british supervision Draka begins using steamships to bring in more european settlers.

1808-11: US Army Engineer Corps detachments sent out with Army escort to survey the Louisiana Purchase and inform the natives of their new status. Several encroachments by the British are discovered, most noticeably several forts on the west shores of some Great Lakes. These, and impressment of American sailors by the British Navy, lead to the "War of 1812".
-The various native kingdoms of madagascar are conquered by british drakia.
-slave trade banned in USA.
- Led by Robert Fulton and the United Federalists, several northern states begin massive canal building projects.

1809: Illinois Territory split off from Indiana Territory. This will later become the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, and part of Minnesota.
-Fulton constructs several steam-powered warships for the U.S. Navy.

1810: Drakian capital moved from Capetown to Archona, at request of the Colonial Assembly and the first "native" Governor.
-Portugal accepts reality of Drakian encroachment on their colonies, and a substantial payment in gold and diamonds from Drakia, and hands over control of their colonies.
-the US now claims the Oregon Country (Oregon and Washington) from Britain, and some areas around the 49th parallel. Along with the continuing unresolved claims for the northern borders of the New England states and New York, and the discovery of several British forts in Illinois Territory, tension is increasing with Canada and Britain.

1812- The battle along the Mississinewa River between the Miami Indians the American soldiers does not happen because of the friendly relationship between the Miami Indians and the Spiritualist settlers in the area. Descendants of Miami Indians will make up a large population of Indiana throughout history, almost all being Spiritualists. Missionaries from the spiritualists will attempt to convert the other Indian tribes of the Northwest, with less success. Those that do are usually viewed as second class citizens, despite having converted to a Christian faith. Traitors to their own tribes and still savages to the non-Spiritualists.
-Draka begins its policy of making more assimilated blacks be bonded laborers instead of being slaves.

1811-14: War of 1812. American militia led by professional officers invade British North America in a lighning campaign(Canada), with engineers from West Point in support to build field fortifications and rebuild captured forts. American naval forces maintain supply lines across the Great Lakes, and win several stunning victories in Lake Erie, but in the open sea are less successful against the experienced Royal Navy. In open-field battles, Americans separate British and Indian forces by using woodsmen and snipers to consistently lure Indians into massed rifle and cannon fire, and then defeat them in detail, leaving the British troops at a significant disadvantage. British naval blockade results in start of American emphasis on industrial self-sufficiency and expansion of New England manufacturing, genesis of interchangeable parts in assembly of rifles. British raids on Baltimore, New York City, Boston and New Orleans only serve to inflame American public opinion and discredit Federalists who seek peace. Lack of American Loyalists in Canada, and collaboration of French Quebcois with Americans are also to blame for American occupation of Upper Canada and Toronto, Lower Canada (Quebec), and all of New Brunswick along with the maritimes. British exchange perpetual most-favored-nation status and mutual tariff reduction with America for an embargo against napoleon's europe. The British withdraw from positions threatening Buffalo and New Orleans; the position at Baltimore had to be abandoned due to relentless militia infiltration and sniper attacks. The issue of trade
with France is deliberately left unresolved, but increased trade with Britain more than compensates America for giving up support of Napoleon's Europe.

1811: Pauly patents first cartridge breech-loading rifle.

1812: Orleans Territory becomes the state of Napoleona. 4th gold star added to white bar on USA state flag.
-Draka begins spreading the indenture

1813: British East India Company loses its monopoly of the Indian trade, but administrative functions continue.
-The northern states see a burst of new colleges, institutions, factories, and public works projects. Pennsylvania, in the need for cheap labor to expand its manufacturing base, removes all property restrictions to voting and builds a large immigrant-processing center in southern Philadelphia.

1814-U.S. steam powered warships defeat the British Navy in the Chesapeake Bay. In May Britain agrees to a cease-fire.

1815: America writes in further exemption for militia service for professional law enforcers (sheriffs, etc.), and the "Ramer Rule" to prevent more than 3 close relatives from serving in the same unit. This rule stems from an incident where one ritish cannonball killed 2 brothers outright, and the other 2 die trying to reach them, leaving the elderly Ramer
parents with no heirs.
-the USA disbands almost all of its Native Regiments, but the promise for permanent land grants is kept in Ontario and Manitoba Territories
-congress of vienna
 
Great TL, I like how it changes the original draka story so that the rest of history actually changes because of a giant evil empire that rules most of africa.
 
Very good TL.

What's the difference between "slave" and "bonded laborer" status for assimilated blacks? Are "bonded laborers" freed eventually?
 

Straha

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Bonded laborer is merely a nicer term for slave that the drakans use... so in reality theres no actual difference.
 
Very good TL, I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of it. It's one of the better timelines I've seen in a long while.
 

Straha

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Part 3: Birth Of a Nation

1815–21- US Army Engineer Corps detachments sent out with Army escort to continue survey of the Louisiana Purchase and new Far Northwest Territory and inform the natives of their new status. Several tense incidents on the shores of Hudson Bay. These surveys not only clarify boundaries, they also thoroughly identify natural resources in the regions and likely transportation routes that might be better than existing ones.
-An unintended effect of the "Ramer Rule" begins to arise: large families are forced to spread out geographically as sons reach voting age, or any after the first 2 will not be allowed to serve in the local militia with their father. American society is therefore forced early to be more expansionist and mobile down at the family level. [Consider these surveys like Lewis & Clark more than 20-fold all at once. The only consistent way that the Army escorts escape serious conflict with the natives is through promising to move on quickly and not interfere in local tribal affairs.]

1815–30: Rapid growth of Drakian export agriculture and transportation network. Substantial anti-slavery sentiment arises in Britain, produces tension with Drakia and defiant anti-bourgeois sentiment in the colony. Thomas Carlyle immigrates to Drakia. Increasing local restrictions on slavery in other parts of the Empire, many slave-holders immigrate to Drakia. Importation of Indian and Asian slaves through Ceylon continues, increasing the slave-free ratio above 10:1 in Drakia. Drakia becomes elided to Draka in popular usage, with the adjective "Drakan," but the official name remains Drakia.

1816-the british sells the lands of british north america and their carribean possesions to the USA as part of the treaty of ghent for 20,000,000.
-Vermont admitted as state
-The transport of slaves outside of the USA forbidden under federal law.

1817: Drakia free population passes 300,000 with the slave population being four times that. Founding of Diskarapur (Newcastle, South Africa) and Shahnapur (Maputo, Mozambique). Trade with India produces British and Drakian fad for Persian/Moghul artwork. Drakian settlers begin encroaching on Portuguese territory nearby (Mozambique and Angola), culminating in de jure control of all established Portuguese ports by 1820

1818-The Grand Mexican imperium under Iturbide is declared. The flag is the same as OTL's mexican flag.
- Britain acquires Singapore. Simon Bolivar succeeds in liberating Neuva Granada [OTL Columbia, Ecuador, and Venezuela] and

the Federation of Gran Columbia is formed.
-Batavia's plantations are turned towards spices. One such spice is the clove plant. Due to a slick advertising campaign by companies, clove cigarrates and betel nuts become mainstream i nthe west by the 20th century.
-The Internal improvement Amendment is passed in America with the support of former President Madison and current President Monroe. It gives the federal government the power to intervene in the contruction of roads, canals, and other internal improvements.

1821: Initial results from the 1820 American census worry the "slave" states, as there is a growing disadvantage in the house of Representatives and the free/slave states are equal in the senate. The southern states where slavery is practiced offer several plans to retain their power in Congress against a growing tide of abolitionism. The one that becomes practice for the next 40 years, called the Great Compromise, is to allow new states to be admitted to the USA only as an equal number of "slave" and "free". This should work for the Napoleona Purchase, but not the Far Northwest Territory. the House will swing firmly to the "free" side, as growth in voters is higher in the free states. But it's the best that can be done without coming to blows. Maine split from Massachusetts, and admitted as a state along with Missouri, to begin the implementation of the Great Compromise.
-the states of Bermuda,Napoleona(louisiana),bahamas and Jamaica begin a slow program of compensated emancipation as well buying off unused planation land and settling the ex-slaves there along with teaching the slaves useful trades.
-The terretories of Santo Domingo,Upper antilles,lower antilles and trinidad & Tobago follow the states which have compensated emancipation.
-As northern industry grows several factory owners in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Illinois begin to use blacks as workers. Since these states don't allow slavery, all these workers are "free" blacks, though in reality most are runaway slaves. As this practice grows in popularity the south demands harsher enforcement of the fugitive slave laws while several northern groups demand that employees provide "safe and sanitary" working conditions for these workers.
-West african slave trade outlawed in USA. The cuban and brazillian slave trade continues longer.

1822-The internal improvement amendment is first used in 1822 when Monroe signs a bill authorizng federal construction and maintenance of toll booths on the Cumberland Road. The proceeds are used to finance the westward extension of the highway.

1823-beginning of immigration and small amounts of emigrations from quebec. Quebec slowly becomes assimilated into the USA.

1825-Emperor Iturbide begins proclaming a militaristic policy with the supression of rebels in the north

1826: A draft for a Slavery Act, which would utterly prohibit slavery or involuntary servitude in any form throughout the British Empire, becomes a pawn in Drakan relations with London. The draft is shelved, before ever becoming public knowledge, in exchange for Drakia taking on the pirates of Madagascar. These are a growing scourge to European trade with India and China for the past several decades. The Drakan Shipping Combine has been secretly paying off many pirates to keep Drakan trade safe, keeping the Combine from interfering with the construction of railroads that will bypass the pirates' range. The Drakian Militia has also planned operations to crush them utterly; the Madagascar kingdoms are the closest organized opponent, and are about to become even more unpopular in Europe.King Radama I of the Merina of Madagascar dies after an arranged marriage to the next largest kingdom on the island. His wife, the xenophobic Ramavo, becomes Queen Ranavalona I and immediately starts moving against Christian missionaries and European traders at the urging of her Prime Minister.
- Artemisinin is discovered as a cure for malaria. The discovery of an actual cure leads to europeans being able to colonize tropical areas with less risks of dying.
-Indian terretory set up as a permanent indian terretory with white settlement not allowed.

1827-1828- the first mexican war is started after disputes between anglo settlers in texas and the mexican army.
-Camu Camu fruit trees begin to be cultivated in the subtropical parts of the USA. This along with other tropcial fruits shows the effects that african trade with the domination has done for the west's economy.
-The Drakian Governor obtains Royal Navy support for a naval blockade of Madagascar in conjunction with operations by a small contingent of Royal Marines and a large force of Drakian Militia and Janissaries against the pirate strongholds. The entire island of Madagascar is conquered by Drakian troops, most of the pirates' loot is shipped off to London to justify the expedition, and the Governor quietly adds the island to his area of jurisdiction. This wipes out the native society on Madagascar, albeit one whose economy was driven by crime.
-The shah of persia orders the beginning of a project to restore the irrigation systems of persia.
-Desperate for veteran soldiers, the U.S. employs 7,000 displaced Muslim Jannisaries and Dervishes. Many in Congress oppose this idea but the Secretary of War endorses it. A camel corps is also formed for fighting in the Southwestern deserts. The South blocks proposals to raise black regiments.
-The electric telegraph is perfected in the U.S. By the end of the year hundreds of miles of telegraph wires have been strung.
-Unlike OTL the mormons don't flee west. This causes a permenent state of unrest in the mid to late 19th century between nonmormons and mormons in Missouri, Kansas and southern Illinois. The brining of european converts leads to the states becoming more similar and voting in the bloc. Unlike OTL's situtation of an actively evangelistic church, mormons become more of a seperate culture and ethnic group. By 2004 the area has 25-30 million mormons living in it.
-The transport of slaves from state to state outlawed. Slave catchers are also forbidden from hunting for slaves outside of a state. As a sop to the south, the federal government will compensate in money for the price of runaways. In the areas where slavery currently is strong that law isn't enforced too well.

1830-Mexico cedes all of mexico del norte(OTL's mexican cessation),sonora,coahuila,chuihaha,taumalipas,nuevo leon,Alta california,baja california and tejas to the USA and Mexico is to demobiliza its armed forces.
-Cotton cultivation begins in coahuila,nuevo leon and taumalipas terretories. Beginning of imporation of slave culture from the south to those terretories. Unlike in the rest of the south slavery goesn't become as entrenched and the anti-moving slaves law is actually enforced.
-Nullification war as south carolina attempts to secede from the union. South Carolina is defeated in only 10 months. Andrew jackson leads the US troops to victory
-Terretories of

BCN Baja California Norte
BCS Baja California Sur
CHH Chihuahua
COA Coahuila
SON Sonora
TMP Tamaulipas
SFE Santa Fe(New Mexico)
ACA Alta California
JEF Jefferson(far north california and part of southern oregon)
NEV Nevada
MOJ Mojave(Arizona)
TAO Taos(colorado)
DES Deseret(Utah)
all set up from the areas ceded from mexico

1831: Petroleum first used as a motor fuel, although for a steam engine. Metallurgy is not yet advanced enough to consistently build an affordable internal combustion engine that can withstand the explosion cycle and corrosive exhaust.
-due to pressure from northern abolitionists Haiti is given statehood.
-South carolina as punishment for attempted secession is forced to have a provision in its constitution ending slavery in 1862 completely and set up a structure of compensated emancipation for the 30 year period.
-Secession outlawed by constitutional amendment.

1832-Several slave revolts occur in the South, and the north refuses to send troops to help quell the revolts. Many Northern states pass laws breaking the power of slave-catchers within thier state.

1832- Slave trade banned in the British Empire despite Drakian protests, but only minor impact on Drakian internal slave economy as their system can still expand through African conquest. British attempts to enforce the ban are evaded by the few remaining traders until the Army is brought in. Foreseeing a ban on slavery itself next, the concept of the indentured serf rises as a method of abiding by the letter, but not the spirit, of the (expected) law. Antislavery movements in Britain and northern United States begin widely publicizing the Drakian treatment of slaves and serfs, notable for the systematic brutality. Drakian landholders begin openly advocating revolution should slavery and serfdom be banned, with no comment from the Governor.
-Southern traders complain of British harassment at sea, inspecting ships for illegal slave trading. American Navy increases patrols in Caribbean and central Atlantic over objections of northern abolitionists, but the façade of protecting American commerce of all types, instead of just slave trading in particular, mollifies most. The latest census gives the "free" states a clear majority in the House. A state law in South Carolina to count a slave as 1/4 of a person for apportionment purposes is ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, citing the Second Amendment (regarding militia service) and several common-
law principles of representation. Further admittance of new states appears to be deadlocked with only part of the Louisiana Purchase admitted.
-Santa Anna seizes power from iturbide and begins to rearm
-formation of a baptist style Santeria/voodoo religion called in the american south by a mysterious black messiah figure. Due to the fact that the religion makes no mention of rebellion and doesn't encourage revolution against the establsihed order and generally deosn't go out of its way to make trouble means that the religion isn't persecuted. This comes on the heels of an increased populairty of voodoo.
-After dealing with nomad attacks, france begins a long 20 year campaign to completely eradicate desert nomads from the sahara, the british help in this. The removal of the nomads leads to the vegetations recovering and the climate slowly getting rainer. BY 1900 portions of the sahara are shortgrass prarie(the climate change is also helped by the flooding of the Chott Melrhir).

1834-Reform Act passed by British Parliament abolishes outright slavery and mandates humane treatment of bondservants. Drakan anger over this interference, and wealth being drained from the colony by government ownership, lead to the threatened evolt. Initial clashes between Drakan militias and British forces are over enforcement of the Act. Governor de Feld's limited control over local British military delays a coordinated armed response to the brewing rebellion. Some Drakan bureaucrats in other African territories are subverted or are sympathetic, and confuse the situation with misleading reports to London that divert resources and attention.
-To compate with british batavia's spices productions attemtps to grow spices in the american south begin with only the carribean areas seein any sucess. Betel nuts,fresh nutmeg and clove cigarrates are introduced into American society due to New york city being a trade center.

1834–36- The Draka Rebellion. London attempts to replace Governor de Feld with a Military Governor, causing the Colonial Assembly to finally show their true colors. The rebellion succeeds after substantial mobilization of the local free men and several Janissary Legions overcome slowly reinforced British forces. Through a naval blockade, the British manage to interdict foreign mercenaries from assisting the rebels, but Draka is nearly self-sufficient already. The rebels install Rudolf de Feld as the first Archon, with Colonial Assembly members forming the Assembly of Free Citizens, and rename York to
Archona. Archon elected by Assembly for up to two 6-year terms. All free men are called Citizens, and vote for members of the Assembly based on home districts. The Free Republic of Draka (FRD) is formed, a slavery-promoting militaristic authoritarianism with many of what would today be called fascist tendencies, and pretensions of continuing selected Greek and Roman traditions. Despite this, initial sentiment in much of the U.S. is pro-Draka, as another former British colony able to win freedom.
-Drakan plantation owners and their Janissaries take control of Ceylon, eject the British to India, and then petition for admission to the Republic.

1835-Colt patents his first revolver.
- Beginning of a drakan literary fad for Pseudo-Medieval Romances (more like fantasy) They bear as much resemblance to the original articles as John Norman's Gor series does to the Epic of Gilgamesh.
-Northern and southern states continue vigorously disagreeing over the issue of banning slavery like the British, or allowing local determination like Draka, a small third way faction supports compensated emancipation.
-ancient egyptian and aramaic begin to be taught to the mostly illiterate natives/hindus in british egypt. THe result is to create an egyptian dialect of englsih with aramaic/egyptian words in it.
-beginning of abolitionist repurchase movement. The abolitionists buy out slaves from the estates of dead slaveowners and resettle the slaves in either the west or unoccupied areas of the northern aprt of the USA.

1837–48- Security, War, and Settlement Directorates established in FRD. AM&M Company renamed Mining Combine, and the former Crown's share is now owned by the Drakan government. Procurement Section of War Directorate encourages continuing aggregation of industrial Combines and landholder guilds in effort to deal with larger organizations for economies of scale. The government begins acquiring additional holdings within commercial enterprises in lieu of taxes, soon mandates that the appropriate directorate(s) own a 20% stake of any new company but the government may not own more than 50%. Metric gold-backed currency, the auric, and adoption of the metric measurement system, but starting a new calendar is decisively unpopular and soon abandoned. The first real Drakan navy arises to protect shipping, though Britain is largely successful in restricting Drakan slave trade by sporadic boycotts of Drakan goods in the Empire,rather than naval battle. FRD forces begin large-scale conquest of (so far unclaimed by any colonial power) central and eastern Africa. About 20% of the free male population mobilized for years, initial and quickly increasing usage of slave/serf auxiliaries behind the front lines, along with Women's Military Auxiliary units in support. Janissary recruitment and training process greatly expanded. Disease in the central Kongo jungles proves prohibitive to settlement and large-scale exploitation of the area, despite massive research effort. Organized collection and repression of slaves under the new system leads to large-scale expansion of slavery, now legally referred to as serfdom. Security Directorate manages measures of serf control in "Police Zone." The FRD is geographically and politically isolated, but gains industrial self-sufficiency and begins organized encouragement of immigration and settlement of the frontier areas under a system of land grants for plantations and Combine properties. Rise of the two-part Drakan society (self-sustaining plantations and monopolistic industrial Combines, small firms only for niche
markets), as well as the entrenchment of universal military service. External slave trade dwindles and ceases being important economically, yet is still a visible symbol of the FRD. Use of serf nannies for Citizen families is the norm and universal boarding school (with heavy emphasis on military skills) for all Citizen children. Increased employment of free women produces legal reforms, and increasing agitation for female suffrage. Government "rest homes" that encourage unhealthy habits of single (mostly aged) Citizens no longer able to provide military service are widely decried outside the Republic. A small stipend sufficient to cover a "poll tax" is paid to all Citizens, but not to serfs, thus institutionalizing the fiction that serfs are that way because they can't pay the tax. Landholder's League, created by aggregation of regional and specialized landholder councils/guilds, promotes advanced land management techniques and financing of cooperative bulk purchasing.
-To patrol the new areas taken from mexico the camel corps are set up and are headed by Jefferson Davis. The camel corps are used extensively in the second mexican war.
-As a grand project the ottoman empire begins to establish new irrigation systems and rebuilds/moderinzied the older irrigration systems. After one too many Bedouin attacks from the desert, the Arabian desert is gradually cleared of Bedouin, who are resettled as settled farmers. After that, the desert vegetation, rid at long last of nomadic grazing pressure, slowly starts to recover, and the area slowly becomes rainier. The removal of Bedouin is also part of this grand plan. By 1900 the empty quarter is only as dry as the regular desert and the regular desert has become scrubland instead. By the mid 20th century the deserts have become dry but farmeable grassland.

1842-43: Second Mexican American War, caused by a new Mexican government repudiating all previous agreements and demanding more money as well as return of Texas and the rest of the mexican cessation. American military victorious in nearly all battles large and small, finally presses to the inner sanctum of Mexico City before the Mexican government will admit defeat. Annexation of all Mexico forced by No Forgiveness faction over President Eubanks' objections(Eubanks is a hero of the first war, who led his men to victory in Santa Fe and then took a detachment cross-country to secure southern Alta California). Wealthy Mexican landholders and government officials flee to Cuba and the Philippines with most of the wealth and the treasury,leaving large amounts of farmland to be divided among the poor peasants. The hopes of the southern members of the No Forgiveness faction are dashed, as putting the peons back into bondage akin to slavery isn't feasible.
-Drakan Army Technical Section synthesizes advances from elsewhere to produce the R-3 rifle,a bolt action with rifled barrel using brass cartridges of black powder and a hollow-point lead bullet from a replaceable 8-round box with riser spring.
-large amounts of immigration from europe begins. The major areas of europe which send immigrants in large numbers are Germany,scandanavia,france and the british isles.
-Suez Canal created in egypt. The canal is created as a way to punish the drakans by reducing international sea traffic through capetown.
-To pacify angry Mexicans, Congress orders the construction of many new schools, and also sets up new local govt. councils, designed to foster "democratic spirit" in Mexico.
-the number of native egyptians is less than the number of imported hindus from india and their descendents. Both of these groups are outnumbered by egyptians of european descent. This is proof of the british's extensive colonization of egypt. The increased colonization also means that the new farmland is used more.
-Jerico(florida panhandle,coastal alabama/missisipi) gets statehood. Jerico's population base is more like the parts of coastal south carolina. The accompanying free state that is admitted is Manitoba
-Nuevo Leon(slave) and Platte(nebraska)(free) admitted as states.

1844- Senator Richard Johnson of Tennessee brings forward a plan to help assimilate the Mexican conquests into the United States. Called Reconstruction, this plan would reorganize the Districts into Territories, improve conditions in the territories, increase settlement, develop economy and construct railroads and a transportation infrastructure. There are 27 newly created Territories(OTL's mexico minus the northern tier). They are:

AGS Aguascalientes
CAM Campeche
CHI Chiapas
COL Colima
AZL Azlatan(OTL's mexican federal district)
DGO Durango
BLS Balsas(Guerrero)
MES Meseta(Guanajuato)
HGO Hidalgo
JAL Jalisco
MEX México
MIC Michoacán
MOR Morelos
NAY Nayarit
NLE Nuevo León
OAX Oaxaca
PUE Puebla
QRO Querétaro
ROO Quintana Roo
SIN Sinaloa
SLP San Luis PotosÃ*
TAB Tabasco
TLA Tlaxcala
VER Veracruz
YUC Yucatán
ZAC Zacatecas
 
I don't think the Draka will be able to hold Ceylon against the Royal Navy; perhaps they can eject the British garrison from the island, but British forces in India proper will squash them and re-incorporate the island into the British empire. The locals will love them for it.

Other, good thus far.
 

Straha

Banned
Part 4: Two Empires rising

1845-Brazil conquers surinam, guyana and cayenne.
-Ceylon taken by british and liberated from Drakans. The locals revolt when they hear of british troops coming.

1846-the USA begins to raise Indian regiments again to fight in the harsh southwest deserts against other Indian tribes.
-Large-scale immigration of Irish and Germans begins in America.
- Southern attempts to sponsor anti-Catholic and anti-Spanish (language) motions in congress fail. Some Irish immigrants moving away from the Democratic party for its perceived anti-catholic positions. The Know-Nothing Party in the US is developing as a serious party.

1847-Congress passes the Negro and Chinese Homestead Act that gives free land to freed slaves and Chinese railroad workers to get them out of the cities where their presence causes animosity.
-Taumalipas(slave),Coahuila(slave), Cape breton(free) and Labrador(free) given statehood.

1848-Year of revolutions. Europe is thrown into temporary chaos but order is restored. Democratic revolutions sweep latin america the sucess of these revolutions cause a massive flood of immigration to latin america.
-The first black representatives are inaugerated into the house from Bermuda,Napoleona,Jamaica, Bahamas and Haiti.
-founding of Deseret terretory by various immigrants looking west for a new life. no rise of Mormons in the US, as Smith is sidetracked into abolitionism. The society of this world's Utah will look more like OTL's nevada than Utah.
-a meetign between the brazillian ambassador and the american ambassador leads to certain pond flower being brought into the USA decades earleir than OTL. The water hyacinth first spreads in florida and Mexico but eventually raches california by the time of the slaver exodus.
-Coahuila, nuevo leon and taumalipas begin 10 year compensated emancipation programs. These programs include resettling the slaves in empty lands in the staes.

1849-Drakan free female suffrage granted, voluntary enlistment of female Citizens for non-combat positions, Women's Military Auxiliary disbanded. F.J. Gatling settles in Diskarapur, develops improved seed drills and later first practical machine gun by using multiple barrels. First transcontinental railway between Shahnapur and Luanda (capital of Angola). Exploitation of
Katanga copper begins (present-day Lubumbashi in Democratic Republic of the Congo) as Drakans enter the Kongo basin in greater numbers.
-Elmira Naldorssen, an anthropologist and philosopher in the Education Directorate, proposes a state religion for the FRD. It has modified Hinduism for serfs, with a caste system and simplified pantheon, emphasis on karma, and advancement in this life and reincarnations only through proper behavior. The Citizens are offered a modified Norse mythology, with emphasis on
proper service to the state (in the person of Odin-Father) and gaining glory in battle. The Hindu portion for serfs is heavily encouraged by the Brotherhood of the Lash to ease serf control, but only a militant fringe of Citizens supports the neo-Norse portion.
-Captain Claude Etienne Minié of France refines the Nicholson ball and it gains worldwide
acceptance.
Austrians try unmanned paper balloons to drop 30-pound fused bombs on the Venetians. Little damage is done.

1850–60- Continuing difficulties in settlement of central Africa, despite great research efforts, and the social drive to ownership of plantations, combine to support various Drakan military expeditions and adventures in the rest of Africa. FRD surrounds central Africa and conquers Sudan and the outer reaches of Ethiopia. Incidents involving Spanish and Portuguese holdings within reach are condemned as adventurism by eager young prospective landholders, apologized for profusely, and paid for handsomely in reparation or acquisition. Portugal sells off all remaining African possessions to the FRD, and Spain does much the same.
-Large numbers of missionaries from the U.S. come to Mexico to spread the Christian faith among the Native Americans. Although some are Protestant, drawing the ire of the local Catholic community, many Catholics are encouraged by the U.S. government to convert them.
-beginning of cotton depression in the slave states south of the rio grande as poor harvests and the boll weevil lead to more landowners opting for taking the compensated emancipation route.

1850-1858-the USA annexes leeward antilles,OTL's pacific terretories that gained independence IOTL,haiti,santo domingo, melanesia,the phillipines,Cuba,hawai,guam,polynesia,samoa,windward antilles,the marianas,puerto rico and micronesia.
-Tropical fruits become widspread as plants from all over the world begin to be cultivated in the tropical and subtropical areas of the united states and Draka.
-Several of the larger Draka cities installed mains systems delivering metered compressed air via understreet tubes
-To help with the conquests of the area the American governemnt offers veterans of the ongoing taiping rebellion in china a home in the USA and being able to bring thier families to homestead in the west if they join the US army. By decade's end the union army has 250,000+ chinese soldiers in the army. due to the lower white population of the west there is less animosity and chinese begin to homestead in the west once their year of service is up. As a further incentive, the federal governemtn forces the western terretories to remove laws forbidding chinese to own land.

1851-Perry opens japan as OTL
-Beginning of mexican influences on the catholic church as bishops from former mexico being conferring with their conhorts of the rest of the USA.
- Eastern Shore counties(WORCESTER,TALBOT,SOMERSET,QUEEN ANNES,KENT,DORCHESTER,CECIL,Northhampton,Accomack and CAROLINE) split off into the state of Chesapeake as a compromise to the south for the senate. The other parts of the deal include admitting the western nonslave counties of virginia as the state of appalachia.

1852-the US government establsihes a Slave Worker's Emancipation bill. The Government will buy slaves from their owners,
and set them to work on internal improvements. Afterwards, they shall be given a homestead in either haiti, central
america, the southern terretories of former mexico and the free terretories. Republicans support it because of its lessening of Slavery and dispersing the black population, while Democrats support it because it helps to partially resolve the issue of slavery in a favorable manner.
-Panama railroad is finished and becomes the first interoceanic railroad. This allows a more speedy path from the Atlantic to the Pacific

1855-Britain begins to deport "trouble makers and criminals" to Australia , but the British subjects already there
threaten armed resistance to this policy. Popular opinion prohibits mass executions, so Great Britain coaxes the USA into signing the Halifax Accords.

Britain may deport a number of persons to the United States over a period of twenty years. The total number of which is not to exceed 2,500,000
The said persons may be from any region of the British Empire regardless of race, religion, or political following.
The U.S. may choose the ports of entry for these persons.
The U.S. government is to provide each male adult with $350 ($150 of which will be provided by her majesties government and $50 of which will be provided by the British Deportation Society) and or the option to purchase up to 50 acres of land at a price not to exceed 1.50/acre.
The U.S. government may reject one person for every ten due to poor health or criminal record.

1856- New terretories of USA organized as terretories and annexed.
- Immediate Heavy Southern investment and settlement, secure it for the South as a productive state. Cuba becomes unique among southern states for letting free blacks and other nonwhites vote.
-The first boatload of British deportees arrives in New York. Philadelphia, Boston, and Portland are also chosen as official ports of entry for all deportees.
-Kansas Civil War ends was Slave faction retreats (many going South or to Cuba). Kansas petitions for admission as
free state.

1857-A massive wave of immigration begins into the USA, because along with the British deportees, hundreds of thousands of Germans and Irish flee to America.
-The US Government (with funds from a higher tarriff) will voluntarily purchase slaves and resettle them in Haiti, southern mexican terretories, central america and in the far northwest. Free black leaders protest (Frederick Douglas makes his famous NYC "Here I stand Speech") but by years end the Government is buying slaves.
-The severe depression in cotton prices (world wide glut) has produced a large surplus of slaves. Many Southern lantation owners (now the basis of the Whig Party) are saved from bankruptcy only by Federal Purchases. During the first full year almost 200,000 slaves (at an average of $500 per slave) are purchased.
-Cuba(slave) and Belize(free) recieve statehood.

1858- British Crown assumes all governmental responsibilities and administrative functions held by the East India Company, in the wake of the Sepoy Mutiny. The British establish Council of Rajahs as an advisory body to the Viceroy to avoid losing "the jewel in the Crown.
-Coahuila, nuevo leon and taumalipas abolish slavery. These states are merely a few years ahead of the national trend against slavery.
-Economic crash destroys Southern Economy.

1859-John Brown�s raid occurs, but this time, the casualties are greater due to the presence of eight Mexican followers of the radical abolitionist. Still, the attackers are defeated by Colonel Robert E. Lee, recently reassigned from a successful tour of duty in Mexico as an assistant military administrator for Mexico City.
-The paraguayan government begins major reforms in its military and other areas. A poicy of encouraging industrialization and encouraging immigration is begun. Conscription is established.

1858–63: The Slaver Exodus. So far, the Great Compromise whereby
"slave" and "free" states are admitted in equal proportion has held for almost 40 years, but it's rapidly become untenable for the future. The free states are more heavily populated with voters than the slave states, so the Senate and House are usually at odds. To continue the compromise would force Central america and Mexico into revolt if they became slave states. The alternative has denied several western territories statehood, in some cases for decades. So far, the solution has been to keep territories from becoming free states until paired with a new slave state, but that is starting to wear on everyone. When militia units exchange shots across state lines in several locations, the Army is ordered to maintain order impartially and all the governors are ordered by Congress to demobilize. It nearly becomes a civil war, but everyone is too evenly matched in arms and training to see a clear advantage in fighting, at least for the moment. The solution comes in the form of two transcontinental railroads to northern and southern Alta California Territory: sell part of the right-of-way to the railroad companies, some to settlers, and then compensate the slave owners and free the slaves. The gold and silver in Alta California and Nevada are starting to tail off, but the prospects for opening up the west and Mexico, especially if statehood occurs, sounds good to almost everyone. Everyone, that is, except the die-hard slave owners. And into this breach creeps the Free Republic of Draka. The deal is proposed in late 1858, and the details emerge in 1859. First, the railroad property will be auctioned off, starting in 1860 with parcels at both ends, and continuing towards the middle as the railroad construction advances. Compensation will be paid in 1862, so that there is no partial solution — all the slave states will be emancipated at the same time. Getting news of this prospective windfall, Drakans begin circulating through the slave-owning planter aristocracy of the South, and offer new plantations and fresh slaves in Draka, if the slave owners will immigrate with their money. Abolitionists and bankers, fearing that the slave owners will remove a large amount of money from the country, and impoverish the US, put some additional conditions on the compensation. First, inspectors will rate the slaves during January 1862 for their ability to work, and give compensation accordingly, so mistreated slaves and infants won't count for much. Second, the compensation will not be all cash, but partially in "land bonds" redeemable for territory along the transcontinental railroads. (1/5 goes to the railroad companies at a very low price, 1/5 will be auctioned to settlers, 1/5 is for "land bonds", and the remaining 2/5 is for government use and Indian territories.) Third, if the slave owners leave the country they forfeit the land bonds to the freed slaves.What's unforeseen is that two kinds of investment companies are set up. One buys land out west long before the railroad reaches it, and sells it once the railroad arrives for a profit. The second type bets on being able to buy whole plantations cheaply, so the owners can flee to Draka with more liquid assets, and later sell parts of the plantation to the freed slaves, and make a profit from the land bonds too. These ruin the forfeiture scheme, and absorb a lot of available credit from the economy. Unrest caused by poor whites as the rich ones are leaving causes anarchy in the southern states for months. Manipulations by embezzlers, banks and the Draka nearly stop the transcontinental railroads and cause a financial panic outside the slave states. The Slaver Exodus produces a financially devastated USA and physically devastated southern states.

1860-The transcontinental railroad construction, already started in the state of Alta California and on the west bank of the Mississippi, is of worldwide interest. Investment companies are set up that speculate on the value of land being auctioned, and they have wild price swings on various pieces of news. Those who run plantations strictly as a business mostly plan to take the money and go into other business within the USA. A few even sell out early to other investment companies, which continue to manage the plantations while eagerly awaiting the government deadline for compensation (and ignoring the fact that they've just become corporate slave owners). But most, looking on a plantation as a family legacy, resent being forced out of their way of life, and would rather consider fighting than leaving the US for Draka. The politicians on both sides (especially those in slave states who aren't slave owners themselves) hail this as a great solution, but most of the people (for various reasons) disagree with spending all that money. But with a wedge driven between the poor whites of the slave states and the rich slave owners, the cards are stacked against the planter aristocracy. Once the first prominent families announce their intentions to sell out, the die is cast, and soon many are signing up to go to Draka as whole regions and clans. The problems will now be getting all that money out of the US.
The FRD begins building a fleet of armed luxury steamers to carry the expected flood of immigrants from southern US ports in early 1862. Armed because of fears of piracy, or US or even British naval intervention, luxury because some passengers will be wealthy even by Drakan standards. These ships will also carry small detachments of Drakan soldiers and teachers, to attempt to train and teach the immigrants in the ways of their new home while on the way to Africa. The FRD follows the twists and turns of the compensation legislation with great interest. Their hired lawyers find ways to help immigrants maximize their booty. They induce greedy men of the "free" states into setting up investment companies that will buy out the plantations early at a discount, and then sell off the land to the freed slaves and the land bonds as well.
-the united states postal service establishes a savings account program.

1860–70- Germany united. Dominion of Australia unites Australia,indonesia and New Zealand; aborigines are legally protected from exploitation. Electric generators and lighting.
-Mosquito vector of malaria established at Shahnapur Institute of Tropical Medicine, and large-scale efforts to combat the tsetse fly in central Africa finally begin to achieve real success. Expansion of Drakan settlement northward begins to catch up with military conquests. Immigrants from the US slave states spread through the Drakan frontier and infuse a massive amount of wealth into the economy, catalyzing a massive expansion in the service and industrial sectors. Drakan dialect takes on a pronounced "southern" twang/drawl from the latest influx on top of the earlier Loyalists. FRD has the lead in high-pressure steam and air technology, including storage of compressed air in underground concrete tanks.

1861-Unrest rises among the poor whites of the slave states, as they see the top and bottom of southern society
planning to get rewards while they will receive nothing. The most dangerous ones begin collecting weapons or subverting the local militia, and plan to kill the slave owners and/or the slaves during the transition period after January 1862. Several such plans are exposed, but southern governors refuse to act with unity. Abolitionists, representatives of investment companies and other "carpetbaggers" flood the slave states, pursuing their own agendas. Some abolitionists see opportunities to gain votes for northern political parties among the freed men, others are there to distribute guns or facilitate last-minute escapes (they're still slaves down there, even if slavery will end soon), and a few are humanitarians hoping to aid in the worst situations. The investment companies are there to sign contracts for land bonds. There are even a few fortune-seekers claiming to be long lost relatives of a planter, so they can get a share. The railroad companies don't have enough workers, and importing Filipino labor only works for the Pacific end of the tracks. Mexico turns out to be a good source of workers for hire, as some of the pre-war peasants turned post-war small farmers are willing to try something else. A few railroad company agents enter the mix in the southern states, offering to buy strong slaves and even whole families, and employ them as free men on the westbound track building effort. Those sold before January 1862, and the owners that can pack up and leave early, are the lucky ones. Interest rates begin to rise, as the banks notice a demand for loans to generate the cash to pay off slave owners now, or buy land on speculation. The large sums of money being thrown about give a giddy impression of high finance, but the industrial expansion of the early "robber barons" is being sidetracked. It takes special guarantees by the US Treasury to ensure that the railroad companies get the credit they need to keep building, as they won't show a good return until the lines meet. Towards the end of the year, slave inspection teams composed of Army engineers and hired accountants and former slave traders, begin spreading throughout the slave states so they can get the job done quickly in early 1862. This volatile mix of people in the slave states, and the wild swings in value of "railroad land", will soon explode.
-The major leglislation is the creation of Freeman and Peon Bureau (including a subsidized school system) in much of old Mexico. The Carpetbaggers in Mexico have effective control over most of central and Western Mexico.

1862-Although the slave inspection teams try to do their jobs properly, they are often forced to intervene in the tense situations on plantations. Soon, havoc reigns with poor whites in militia-like bands attacking plantations, the slave owners and inspection teams and freed slaves defending themselves, some freed slaves taking revenge, and the recently compensated slave owners leaving a vacuum as they depart for the nearest port with whatever they can carry. Roving bands of freed slaves, radical abolitionists, and poor whites all seem willing to chase down rich former slave owners, and in most cases are willing to fight each other too. The plantations, highways, rivers and railways of the slave states become the settings for numerous robberies, small battles and atrocities. Congress finally authorizes mobilization of militia from free states to enter the slave states to try to keep the peace, but even they get bogged down and heavily involved with only slight progress. Some drakan ships have to fight their way out of southern ports against angry mobs, and then defend against pirates sallying from parts unknown. While not a civil war, the unrest in the slave states is close to anarchy until the last departing slave owners are generally known to have left. All told, over 350,000 planters and family members leave for Draka, taking a vast amount of wealth and leaving tremendous bitterness and bloodshed behind. another 100,000 people leave for brazil and 50,000 more leave for other lands. By the 1930's century over 17 million people have left the USA for draka in a slow exodus from the south.The financial system of the rest of the USA teeters dangerously close to collapse. There is negative economic growth going on, and the credit needed to keep the railroads going while the investment companies wait is getting harder to come by. Extended deployment by northern militia units is also very unpopular at home, and hurting the economy even further. Martial law declared in Virginia and several other southern states during the Slaver Exodus. Minnesota admitted as a state, star in white bar .
-States of aguascalientes, mexico,Azlatan(OTl's mexican federal district), colima, Baja California Norte and baja california sur admitted as states to placate the mexicans(and make sure they dont dominate the house of represenatives by admitting alot of big populated states). Mexico city in the state of Azlatan renamed to Tenochtitlan for a new flavor. Emergence of neo-aztec style of architecture in mexico.
- The Farmstead Act is distributing land to farmers in the West and Mexico. Few Rail Road grants are being made at the current time other than the transcontinental route.
-Gran Chaco war as Paraguay declares war on bolivia and argentina. Due to lopez's militarization and industrialization it takes several years but resistance is crushed, immigration begun and development begun. As part of the deal for remaining nuetral, urugay goes to brazil.

1863-Exhaustion keeps the warring factions in the southeastern US from more than sporadic local outbursts of violence. virginia remains under martial law due to continued unrest. More Mexican militia and Army units are brought in, and finally a semblance of law and order is established in the South. However, in late 1863 a large amount of land bonds once controlled by the emigrants are suddenly all dumped on the market (the Drakans wrote some interesting provisions into the contracts). And most of the funds not paid out in compensation are lost to an embezzler who flees to Sicily. These events cause a financial panic in the northern states, but the South is past caring. The only good news is the steady progress and completion of the two transcontinental railroads; the railroads have taken to promising the workers some of the railroad land as incentives. All told, the railroads will give out nearly all their extra land beyond the immediate right-of-way, just to keep workers and creditors happy.
-In Mexico Juarez is using the Peon and Freeman bureau to reshape Mexican society. Decidedly anti-Church he is using funds to buy up Church property in forced sales to redistribute to small farmers. Cleverly he is cloaking much of this in Jeffersonian rhetoric about 'yeoman farmers' as the backbone of the republic. Late in the Year he is elected Senator from Azlatan. He also effectively controls the political machine in most of what was Mexico.
-Brazil opens up immigration this leads the rest of south america to do so. The immigrants increase the amount of possible industry and make south america prosperous.
 
17 million people fleeing to the Domination from the American South? That's a bit much, I think, even if it is done over the course of 1850s-1930s.

Draka expansion seems to be moving too fast--when will someone really tough try to fight them? The Spanish military culture was very, well, macho (general's stripes or coffin was the attitude of many)--I'd expect Spain to resist at least a little bit. I imagine the Draka will have to deal with the Madhi and Ethiopia at some point, as well as Britain.

Are you going to tweak the Draka conquest of Ceylon? It's not really realistic for them to be able to grab Ceylon in the face of Britain's naval pre-eminance (esp. since the Brits are blockading Drakia).
 

Straha

Banned
1 its not all at once its over decades... The "hillbillies", blacks, some poor whites and the city people are the majority population left in the south...

2 the drakans happen to be industrialized and the spanish are only now getting over humiliations they got from the USA...

3 they don't actually grab it the ceylonese settlers declare they're part of the drakans but no actual drakan troops land on ceylon.
 
Looking good so far. Just a couple concerns/questions.

1850-1858-the USA annexes leeward antilles,OTL's pacific terretories that gained independence IOTL,haiti,santo domingo, melanesia,the phillipines,Cuba,hawai,guam,polynesia,samoa,windwa rd antilles,the marianas,puerto rico and micronesia.
That seems like a lot of territory for such a short period. Was there a major war with Spain or something that I missed?

Also, the US economy seems to have been devastated by the Exodus. Is the anger directed at Draka for giving the plantation owners land or the US government for thinking up the whole scheme?
 
Straha said:
1 its not all at once its over decades... The "hillbillies", blacks, some poor whites and the city people are the majority population left in the south...

2 the drakans happen to be industrialized and the spanish are only now getting over humiliations they got from the USA...

3 they don't actually grab it the ceylonese settlers declare they're part of the drakans but no actual drakan troops land on ceylon.
And why don't the Brits try to cut their losses by squashing the Ceylonese settlers? They're right next door in India; it's not going to be that hard.
 
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