WI/AHC: The Thirteen Colonies Remain Part of the British Empire

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: Before 1900' started by Richard Drummond, May 15, 2019.

  1. Richard Drummond Active Member

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    What if the British had managed to keep the loyalty of the Thirteen Colonies who remain as a central part of the British Empire. I myself believe that with the power of America under the British, they would be able to hold on to their empire up to the modern day.
     
  2. Kaze Well-Known Member

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    I would say they might have problems of keeping it during the Napoleonic Wars. The French Revolution was eventual as a sneeze and the rise of some warlord to seize power in France (whether it is Napoleon or someone else), the British would be drawn into that war. There would be a lot of questioning whether the 13 Colonies should join in / fight the French colony in the New World - nine chances out of then I would guess Parliament would have to give them autonomy / independence so to win the war against the French.
     
  3. Richard Drummond Active Member

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    I would imagine that the nobles would force the king into establishing a parliament-esque system once the monarchy went bankrupt. The nobles would be granted greater power and lead the liberalization efforts.

    Say the French Revolution still happens, I imagine the Thirteen Colonies would be pleased with the ability to seize French Louisiana.
     
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  4. SkywalkerT65 Well-Known Member

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    It's fairly likely a hypothetical 'Dominion of America' (which the Brits would have to do, if they want to keep hold of the colonies) has knock on effects elsewhere. Less investment in India, as an example. Furthermore, unless there's a large change in British policy, I dunno if you'd get anything like the OTL United States. Would the 'Dominion of America' still go MANIFEST DESTINY MOTHERF****** on Spain/Mexico? That's hard to say.
     
  5. Richard Drummond Active Member

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    I believe the British would seize French Louisiana and create a Quebec-esque province in OTL Louisiana. Would Americans migrate into the Southwest (under either Mexico or the Spanish Empire)? That is an important question to ask. However, it is sure that the British would take Cascadia.