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This is the eleventh page of the simplified timeline overview for Look to the West.

Part 11: The Long Peace (1854-1896)


February - The last general of the Janissary Sultanate, Mehmed Bushati Pasha, surrenders to Ottoman forces as his men are trapped before they can retreat to Valbona. This is sometimes cited as the end of the Ottoman Time of Troubles, but in reality that was long over and Mehmed Bushati's men had long since degenerated into being pure brigands.

March - Treaty of Recife settles the postwar borders of the reduced French colony of Louisiana, with parts of the pre-war colony becoming parts of New Spain, the ENA and Carolina. In many cases the defined borders do not match up particularly well with the actual lines of control.

April - Treaty of Paris settles the border between redeemed Sweden and the remnant of 'Congress Sweden' which will be reorganised in 1862.

June - Treaty of Bordeaux formally ends the final phase of the Unification War. A punishing peace for the Nordics, it sees all of Jutland except Kiel (still holding out) and the islands ceded to the Bundesliga (specifically Billungia, which is admitted as a Bundesliga member under a Wettin king).

August - The split between the Germanophile and Neo-Jacobin factions of the Colorado Party in the UPSA finally comes to a head, with the Germanophiles leaving to form the Mentian Party.

Belteshazzar Wragg is re-elected Governor of Carolina, now an independent kingdom.

September - Death of Victor I Felix of Bavaria. He bequeaths a stabilised country, a far cry from the chaos of the past, to his son and successor Amadeus.


January - By this point, the population of Pérousie has quadrupled from what it was before the Balérat goldrush, reaching 800,000.

February - Birth of Crown Prince William Daniel of Carolina, son of Henry Frederick Owens-Allen and Susanna (née Wragg).

March - General election in France sees the Verts (National Party) returned to power for a second term under Villon. Dupuit's Rouges (Adamantine Party) are defeated.

May - Presidential election in the UPSA sees Unionist Ignacio Ángel Insulza (brother of the admiral) elected.

July - Start of the conquest of Palawan from Sulu by a joit Meridian-Batavian fleet.


February - The nonfunctional Spanish Republic is subject to the Golpe Tranquilo (quiet coup) in which Estebán de Vega and his allies overthrow their opponents and have many arrested for treason. A new constitution is passed and Prince Charles Leo, Duke of Anjou (and second son of the King of France) becomes President.

March - The Siamese-Cambodian War concludes with the conquest of Cambodia by the Siamese (with Batavian Dutch help).

April - President Insulza of the UPSA declares the formation of La Hermandad de las Naciones – the Sisterhood of Nations - an economic alliance of nations across the Americas and beyond led (very firmly) by the UPSA. Other founding members include Pernambuco, Guayana and Brazil, and more will swiftly come…


April - Palawan is conquered by the Meridians and Batavians, forcing Sulu and other local powers into acknowledging Meridian power.

June - The Constitution of the German Federal Empire is drawn up. Moderately liberal in character, it is not what the conservative Saxon kings who originally planned German unification would have wanted, with 'the Emperor's One Victory' being the status of Dresden as capital.


January - The German Federal Empire (Deutsches Bundesreich) formally comes into existence as all its six component members (High Saxony, Low Saxony, Grand Hesse, Bohemia, Swabia and Billungia) ratify the Constitution of 1857.


April - First stage of the Privatisation of Bengal, with 40% of East India Company shares sold on the open market in order to recoup the losses incurred by the Great Jihad.

May - Death of Carolinian General Alf Stotts at the age of 61.

June - The reduced Nordic Empire is reorganised, with Sweden and Denmark being formally divided again and placed under two 'Arandite' kings under a single emperor. Norway is included under Denmark, but soon begins pushing for full recognition as its own kingdom.


March - The Treaty of Banjarmasin is signed between the Sultans of Sulu, Mataram and Banjarmasin as an agreement to resist encroachment by external powers such as the Meridians.

May - First recorded appearance of the French version of The Ballad of the Concordat.

June - End of the First Spanish Republic as it becomes a Kingdom with its President, Prince Charles Leo of France, becoming King. He marries into the Spanish aristocracy, but his wife María Cayetana de Silva is suspected to be sterile–which should eventually lead to the crowns of France and Spain being united as one.

August - The two big rival Carolinian-based fruit cartels, the Tropical Fruit Company and the Gulf Fruit Company, finally merge to form American Fruit.


February - What is left of Congress Sweden is partly annexed to Russia and partly reorganised as the Grand Duchy of Finland by the Russians who continue to exert influence over it.


April - The Jansenist Catholic Church in the UPSA creates a synodic structure with partially-elected bishops, reflecting the democratic traditions of the UPSA's temporal society.


March - First recorded use of a black flag by Societists (the Societist Club of Valdivia to be specific). This is condemned by Pablo Sanchez in a letter.


February - The Chinese writer Wang Jishi publishes The Triumph of Guile, a fictionalised account of the conquest of Wuchang by General Gao Enmao in the First Riverine War. The novel proves very popular and is adapted multiple times to other mediums later on.

March - After two decades of enforcement, the Moderate government in Great Britain lifts the NFA ban on non-standard football variants. By this point however Authority Football has firmly established itself as the standard game.

May - Portugal, years of Neo-Jacobin rule having resulted in poverty, mismanagement and misery, overthrows its government in the Fogueira dos extremistas (Bonfire of the Extremists) counter-revolution. The Portuguese Latin Republic becomes simply the Portuguese Republic, far more relaxed but with its political power always subject to influence from the army.


November - Death of Pablo Sanchez. His last words will be subject to much debat and disagreement. He leaves behind him a growing 'Societist' movement, but one which in many ways he disagrees with even during his lifetime.


December - Around this time most of the navies of advanced nations have abandoned auxiliary sailing rig on their steamships.


March - The American poet William Henry Davies publishes My Father's Shoes, a poem about the 'National Gloom' crisis of confidence in America in the 1830s.


April - California's original revolutionary constitution dating from 1849 is replaced by a new one.

July - The Birmingham Star newspaper uses the first recorded example of calling the 1848-1853 conflict “The Great American War”.


May - First recorded appearance of the English version of The Ballad of the Concordat.


February - After decades of political campaigning and pressure, Norway is granted status as its own kingdom alongside Sweden and Denmark in the Nordic/Scandinavian Empire.


February - Ulysses Spencer publishes When The Guns Sang, a historical drama novel set during the First Siege of Ultima in 1850.


April - The musical Vaneebenig! premieres in New York City, being a…creative adaptation of an anecdote told by Emperor Frederick II about a one-legged Dutchman and his mule that he met in Lerhoult during his 1847 tour of the ENA.

timelines/lttw_11.txt · Last modified: 2016/08/15 20:55 by petike