What Madness Is This ?
A timeline chronicling a very different history of what would in OTL be known as the United States, with many divergences throughout the late 18th and early 19th century and beyond. Ultimately, it tells the story of a balkanized North America and focuses on how alien (yet oddly familiar) the setting and its politics and society would be to us… Created by Napoleon53, this timeline can be found here.
Title Card, courtesy of Zoidberg12
Chapter 1: "John Adams' Fateful Presidency Changes History Forever"
Chapter 2: "The First Term of the Adams Presidency & The Franco-American War"
Chapter 3: "Kill the Bugger !"
Chapter 4: "Hang Hamilton !"
Chapter 5: "We the People, of the Great Republican Union..."
Interlude: Summary of first five chapters, plus some minor additions
Chapter 6: "1803-1815"
Chapter 7: "America Divided" (plus a slight revision of Chapter 6)
Chapter 8: "King of All He Surveys"
Chapter 9: "Territorial Exchange and the Canadian Plot"
Chapter 10: "The War of 1812 Begins"
Chapter 11: "War of 1812 - The Caribbean Theatre"
Chapter 12: "War of 1812 - The Canadian Theatre"
Chapter 13: "Pax Napoleonica"
Chapter 14: "The World Congress of Vienna, Part I"
Chapter 15: "The World Congress of Vienna, Part II and Conclusion"
Chapter 16: "Remember the Madison !"
Chapter 17: "Viva la México !"
Chapter 18: "The World Congress of Berlin - Prelude"
Chapter 19: "The World Congress of Berlin"
Chapter 20: "The World Congress of Berlin - Conclusion & The Green Mountain War"
Chapter 21: "Death of An Era & The Coronation of Napoleon"
Chapter 22: "Succession Crisis in Austria"
Chapter 23: "The Gilded Age Dawns"
Chapter 24: Onward Christian Solder; The Biography of Goerge Armstrong Custer; Part One
Chapter 25: The Life of Reverend Aaron Burr II; The Founder of American Fundamentalism
Chapter 26: The Company Men
Chapter 27: The 1838 World Congress: Tragedy in Paris and The World Congress of Paris: Aftermath
Chapter 28: The Balkan Wars
Chapter 29: The Birth of the Prussian Empire and The Bonapartes and Hapsburgs regroup
Chapter 30: The First Louisiana Rebellion
Chapter 31: The Race for Africa: Part One (1840-1865) A guest chapter on TTL's Scrambel for Africa analog written by Zoidberg12.
Chapter 32: Onward Christian Solder; The Biography of George Armstrong Custer; Part Two and Russia's Mad Prince
Chapter 33: 1878: Pope Sixtus VI
Chapter 34: Zenith of the Gilded Age
Chapter 35: The Southron Nations
Chapter 36: The March on Philadelphia
Chapter 37: The Race for Africa: Part Two (1865-1890) A guest chapter on TTL's Scrambel for Africa analog written by Zoidberg12.
Chapter 38: A New Generation of Bonapartes
Chapter 39: England and Russia
Chapter 40: March 5, 1890...
Chapter 41: The Mexican-American War
Chapter 42: The Panama Canal and The R.U. Invasion of Hawaii and the Pacification of the Pacific
Chapter 43: Birth of a Monster
Chapter 44: Breaking News: May 9, 1900...
Chapter 45: The Louisiana Purchase
Chapter 46: The Custer Youth Brigade and Child Soldiers in the Korean Conflict
Chapter 47: The Missionary War: 1903-1905
Chapter 48: The Race for Africa: Part Three (1890-1920) A guest chapter on TTL's Scramble for Africa analog written by Zoidberg12.
Chapter 49: Autocarriages, The Roaring 'Teens and Europe: Part One
Chapter 50: Aviation and Europe: To 1930!; Part One
Chapter 51: Europe: To 1930!; Part Two
Chapter 52: The Second Mexican-American War and the Annexation of Texas, 1909-1912
Chapter 53: The Brave New World: Part One
Chapter 54: The Brave New World: Part Two
Chapter 55: The World Sport
Chapter 56: Black Christmas: 1925; The Death of George A. Custer
Chapter 57: The Iron Steele
Chapter 58: The Union Government: 1930
Chapter 59: Winston the Bear: The Rise of the English Custer
Chapter 60: The Early Years of the Oswald Brothers; 1917-1941
Chapter 61: The Reservation War and the Birth of California
Chapter 62: The Cold War Begins
Chapter 63: The Golden Age of Entertainment: Part One
Chapter 64: The Golden Age of Entertainment: Part Two
Chapter 65: The Golden Age of Entertainment: Part Three
Chapter 66: The Great Purge of 1954
Chapter 67: Prepare for War
Chapter 68: Manning the Guns
Chapter 69: “And so it is war!”
Chapter 70: Europe at War
Chapter 71: Bloodbath on the Columbian front
Chapter 72: The Great Wartime Awakening
Chapter 73: The Spirit of ‘56: The Welsh Revolution
Chapter 74: The Southron Home Front
Chapter 75: High Treason
Chapter 76: Fall of the Ottoman Empire
Chapter 77: The Middle East: Part 1
Chapter 78: Italian Side of the War: Part 1
Chapter 79: Rise of the Russian Bear
Chapter 80: The Camps
Chapter 81: The Middle East: Part 2
Chapter 82: South American Turmoil And The Rise Of The Syndicate
Chapter 83: Apocalypse
Chapter 84: Praise The Lord And Pass The Radiation
Chapter 85: Cold Steele
Chapter 86: There Will Be Blood
Chapter 87: Bloodbath In Europe
Chapter 88: Adolf’s Inglorious Bastards
Chapter 89: America Ascendant
Chapter 90: “An American Humanity”
Chapter 91: Italian Side of the War: Part 2
Chapter 92: Marching Through Georgia
Chapter 93: Italian Side of the War: Part 3
Chapter 94: “A Cure For The Betters Of Society”
Chapter 95: A Mad Afternoon with Bill Graham
Chapter 96: The Italian Side To The War: Epilogue
Chapter 97: The Sardinian Accords: Part 1
Chapter 98: The Sardinian Accords: Part 2
Chapter 99: The Sardinian Accords: Part 3
Chapter 100: The Times They Are A-Changing - Dawn of the American post-war world of tomorrow
Chapter 101: The Berlin Affair
Chapter 102: The Patriotic-Comrade Act
Chapter 103: M.A.D.ness
Chapter 104: The American Mission In Great Britain: Part 1
Chapter 105: The American Mission In Great Britain: Part 2
Chapter 106: The Spice Warof 1964
Chapter 107: Conquest of Turkey
Chapter 108: American Tamerlane
Chapter 109: “Pittsburg, Thanks be to God and President! We have touched down! Halleluja!” - America in Space
Chapter 110: The Crash of ‘71
Chapter 111: Oil, Revolt, and Treason
Chapter 112: The Beginning Of The American Civil War
Chapter 113: Collapse
Chapter 114: “Save Your Columbian Money, Boys...”
Chapter 115: The Californian War of Independence And The Death Of The American Empire
Chapter 116: Downfall: 1974
Chapter 117: Downfall: 1975
Chapter 118: European Affairs
Chapter 119: The Asian and Chinese Wars
Chapter 120: 200 Years of Horror - The Bicentennial of the Failed Experiment
Chapter 121: The Birth of the Confederacy
Chapter 122: The Reverend Returns
Chapter 123: The Seventh Day Of The Seventh Month of the Seventh Year
Chapter 124: Caesarina The Terrible
Chapter 125: War, It's just a shot away: 1996
Chapter 126: The New Centry: The Eve of Destruction
Chapter 127: Zero Hour
The Madness Continues - An Alternative Ending
Chapter 128: Crackdown
Chapter 129: Pacification of the Caribbean
Chapter 130: The Australian Revolution
Chapter 131: The Day The Empire Died
Chapter 132: All Hail
Chapter 133: Dear Diary - An excerpt of Private Dicky Reynolds's journal
Chapter 134: Global Police
Chapter 135: The Secret Civil War - America Under Orra