For Goodness Sake,
No More European Empires
By Matt Mitrovich
1856: The Central American nations unite and form the United Provinces of Central America. This act was to protect themselves from imperialism of the United States and the European powers. They win their first victory against the filibuster William Walker.
1859: The UCPS succeeds in supporting Cuban rebels in overthrowing Spanish rule in both Cuba and Puerto Rico. A treaty of alliance is signed between the three nations.
1860: The Southern War of independence begins.
1861: The UCPS, Cuba, and Puerto Rico promise to support the CSA by breaking the Union blockade if they recognize them as independent nations, something the US has refused. The CSA agrees and blockade-runners from Cuba begin supplying the CSA.
1862: General Lee wins a major victory at Battle of Sharpsburg. Britain and France recognize the CSA.
1863: Treaty of London ends Southern War of Independence granting independence to the CSA.
1865: French troops are driven out of Mexico by an alliance of Liberal Mexicans and troops from the UCPS. In celebration of their victory, Mexico, the UCPS, Cuba, and Puerto Rico form the American Union. The Union vows to support anyone who fights the imperialism of the Europeans.
1866: Regionalism and sectionalism tear the United States apart. The Mormons form the nation of Deseret, while New England takes most of the eastern states with it. The Western States of America and the Midwest Federation divide the rest of the country between themselves.
Santo Domingo and Haiti join the American Union.
1869: Metis in Canada rebel and remove Western Canada from the rest of Canada forming the Republic of Manitoba. Manitoba begins trading with the American Union.
1870: France is defeated by Prussia in the Franco-Prussian War. Prussia creates the new Empire of Germany while communists in Paris overthrow the emperor and establish a communist government in France. Civil war erupts between the communists in France and the moderates who have establish a government-in-exile in Algeria.
Attempts to industrialize in the CSA are shot down by the pro-agrarian Confederate congress. In the American Union though industrialization is progressing rapidly thanks to the large labor pool of the Union.
1872-1875: The Confederate War. The CSA, envious of the advances of the young American Union, invades Mexico and Cuba. The Union army is powerful enough to stop the Confederate advances. The war gets worse for the Confederates when a slave revolt throws the CSA into disarray. As the Confederates begin to lose ground the Union and rebels, the Midwest Federation and New England enter the war and invade the northern states of the Confederacy. The Confederate president himself is eventually captured and executed by rebel slaves, an act that convinces the remnant of the Confederate government to surrender.
1875: At the Baltimore Conference the Confederate War is ended and the Confederate States of America is disbanded. Texas, Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana and southern Florida are annexed by the American Union. The Midwest Federation annexes Kentucky and Tennessee, while New England annexes Virginia and North Carolina. The Indian Territory is given independence as the Five Nations. The rest of the CSA is turned into the black homeland of New Africa. Most whites living in New Africa immigrate to the northern nations of North America.
1877: The American Union finishes construction of the Nicaragua Canal. The American Union will use the canal to profit from the inter-oceanic commerce.
1880: Portugal sells its African colonies to Brazil.
1881: The Kingdom of Hawaii asks for and is granted admission into the American Union.
1884: The Geneva Accords ends the French Civil War after a coalition of European nations invade and divide France into several nations. An alliance of French exiles and Muslims leaders in Algeria form the Algerian Republic which claims all of northern and western Africa, denying it to European colonials. Algeria begins to receive aide from the American Union. The remainder of French colonial territory is given to Germany.
1888: Emperor Pedro II of Brazil abolishes slavery, touching of a civil war in the country. The American Union sides with the emperor and defeats the emperor. Pedro II promises new liberal reforms throughout the country. A new alliance is created between the Union and Brazil.
1895-1897: Britain attempts to annex Venezuela due to a border dispute and to curtail the growing power of the American Union. The Union and Brazil come to Venezuela’s aide and declare war, touching off the Guiana War. At first the Royal Navy effectively hampers the attempts to the Union and Brazil to fight in the sea while in Africa British troops occupy Brazil’s African possessions. However, a major naval construction campaign allows both nations to close the gap and prevented a major British invasion of the two countries while allowing Union marines to capture several British Caribbean islands. With the war becoming unpopular in Britain, the British government decides to work out a peace all nations can agree too. Britain cedes British Guiana to Brazil, while Britain gains Brazil’s African colonies. The American Union receives Jamaica, the Bahamas and other British Caribbean possessions, and Venezuela is given membership in the Union. While Britain hoped the acquisition of new African territory would be enough, many in the world saw the end of the Guiana War as a defeat for Britain.
1904-1907: Quebec declares independence. British troops are sent to bring back the wayward province, however arms from the American Union shipped through New England keep the rebels supplied well enough to make things so difficult for the British that they eventually agree to give Quebec its independence. Independence movements in other British colonies begin to grow.
1906: The American Union buys Alaska from Russia.
1913: Civil Rights Act gives equality to all citizens in the American Union regardless of race or sex.
1914: Great War begins in Europe between Britain and Germany, each supported by their allies. The American Union, Brazil, the Ottoman Empire and Algeria all remain neutral. Japan sides with Britain and invades the Philippines (Spain sided with Germany) and German Indochina.
1921: The Great War ends seven years of the bloodiest war ever fought by humanity. Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary, Italy, Spain, and Britain all collapse either falling into civil war or dividing into small states. There colonial empires also fall apart.
In Africa, the Ottoman Empire seizes Egypt, Sudan, and Libya. Algeria secures Nigeria while Liberia annexes Sierra Leone. Ethiopia takes the European territory around the African Horn. South Africa declares independence and divides southern Africa between itself and Brazil, who retakes control of its old colonial territory. The American Union takes the Congo after the Belgium government collapses.
In Asia, India gains independence and a new coalition government is formed between Hindus and Muslims. The Ottoman Empire takes control of the southern portions of the Arabian Peninsula that were once held by the British. Japan annexes the Philippines, German Indochina, the Dutch East Indies, Malaysia and parts of the Siberian coast from old Russia. Australia and New Zealand declare independence.
In North America, Canada, Newfoundland, and the Maritime Confederation declare independence. American Union takes control of Bermuda, while Brazil grabs the Falkland Islands.
1924: Civil war ends in Russia. Other than the many territories that left the empire, rump Russia is divided between the Republic of Russia and the People’s Republic of Siberia.
1925: American Union and other states begin pooling together aide packages to help out the war torn states of Europe.
1926: Transistor first invented in Brazil.
1932: Gandhi becomes Prime Minister of India. His term is marked with making India a world power.
The warring states of Britain make peace creating the nations of England, Cornwall, Wales, Scotland, Ulster, and Ireland.
1934: Right-wing National Party takes control of the South African government.
1935: The socialist Huey Long of Louisiana becomes the first white President of the American Union.
Charles de Gaulle takes over control of the Algerian Republic and forms the Algerian Empire with himself as emperor under the title Emperor Charles I. Many nations break ties with the new empire except for Japan.
Japan invades China and quickly overwhelms the Chinese military.
1938: Economic and military alliance signed between India, Australia, and New Zealand in an effort to help contain the growing threat of Japan.
1939: Algeria invades Ottoman Libya starting the Pan-African War. The American Union and Brazil come to the aide the Ottomans while South Africa, under the control of fascist Boers, side with Algeria.
1940: Algeria begins using ballistic missiles to strike at target throughout Africa.
1941: The Great Pacific War begins (though some historians have suggested combining it with the Pan-African War to create the Second Great War) with Japan launching bombing raids on India and Australia while invading Thailand from Indochina. The American Union fleet at Pearl Harbor is also attacked bringing the American Union into the war and forcing them to remove troops from Africa.
1942: Japanese conquer Thailand and move on into Indian Burma. Japanese marines make landings on northern Australian coast. American Union navy wins a small victory against Japanese near Samoa.
Japanese finish conquest of China and Mongolia. Tibet is annexed by India before it could be invaded by Japan.
South Africa leaves the Pan-African War after black Africans in country revolt.
1943: Siberia enters Pacific War invading Japanese territory in Siberia and China drawing Japanese troops away from other fronts.
Japanese are driven from beachheads in Australia.
Ottoman and Union troops drive into Tunisia from Libya. Charles I is overthrown and new government makes peace. Algerian Republic is reestablished. Tunisia is ceded to Ottoman Empire and Liberia is ceded parts of the West African coast.
Revolt in South Africa ends with the fall of fascist government. New government ends apartheid and renames country Azania.
1944: Failed invasion of East Indies brings the American Union, India, Australia, New Zealand and Siberia to the peace table with Japan. Japan is allowed to annex Thailand and is ceded several Pacific islands. Siberia is also returned some of its old territory.
1946: American Union scientists explode the world’s first atomic bomb. Some Union leaders feel that if the bomb was built sooner, it could have changed the tide in the Great Pacific War.
Military aide is sent through India into Japanese Southeast Asia to support anti-Japanese rebels.
1949: Japan develops an atomic bomb.
1950: India develops an atomic bomb.
1953: Brazil develops an atomic bomb.
1954: Crisis in Ottoman Empire as Nationalists Arabs protest lack of representation in the Imperial government even though they were the ones who fought the Pan-African War. In response to this the Sultan calls for a new government. The Islamic Federation is created where all religions are equal, but Islam will be the basis of the government. The Sultan will act as a figurehead.
1957: First computer chip is invented in Brazil. Brazil by now has become the center of technological development.
1961: The American Union puts the first artificial satellite in orbit.
1963: Alberto Martinez of the American Union becomes the first man in orbit.
1965: Uruguay is annexed by Brazil, touching off the Uruguay War after Argentina invades the country to keep it from Brazil. The American Union does not support its old ally because of their belligerence. War ends with Brazil annexing Uruguay.
1966: Japan enters space race by putting a satellite and a man in space in the same year.
1969: India enters space race with there own satellite.
Socialists win election victory in New England ending the reign of the "robber barons."
1970: Both American Union and Japan put a space station in orbit this year.
1971: The American Union is the first to put a man on the moon.
1972: India puts there own space station in orbit in the same year that Brazil enters the space race.
1975: Persia joins the Islamic Federation.
1976: Brazil puts there own space station in orbit.
1977: American Union builds first permanent moon base. First permanent "spaceport" is built in southern Florida. Militarization of space begins after Japan arms its space station with anti-satellite missiles.
1978: Japan builds there own permanent moon base. The Japanese also develop genetic engineering and begin using it to create a new line of soldiers.
1982: Colombia joins the American Union. Brazil protests increased Union involvement in South America, widening the rift between the old allies. In another story, relations improve between Japan and Brazil.
1983: Japan lands first man on Mars, outdoing the American Union in the space race for the first time.
Afghanistan joins India. Ecuador and Peru join American Union fearing Brazil aggression. In response to this announcement Japan and Brazil announce a new alliance between the two nations. Tensions increase between the three world powers, as fears of nuclear war grip the world.