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Foreword: This is an expansion to the timeline 1918, by TGW_2k4 and covers the creation of the Republic of Quebec and the hostility between Great Britain and the United states.

The Anglo-American War

A brief conflict arising from several complicated issues of trade and naval superiority between the United States and Great Britain. Tensions escalated rapidly after the failure of the Washington Conference, the United States was unwilling to cooperate after Imperial Germany withdrew from the conference, especially in the face of Britain's failure to defeat Germany and especially following the break up of the Anglo-Japanese alliance as the Japanese felt that British power and authority of the seas was fast waning. The war began when the British decided to send a message to the Americans by sending a large squadron of Battleships and escorts to the Canadian East Coast as a message to the Americans and a symbol of strength.

            The Americans do not take kindly to this action and send several ships to intercept, invoking the Monroe Doctrine, and declaring that the vessels constitute a threat by Great Britain against the sovereignty of the United States and will not permit them to enter Canadian waters. The Americans deploy a fleet in the path of the British ships, intent on barring them from entry to Canada.

            The British admiral in charge of the fleet refuses to alter his course or turns back and guides his ships straight into the American fleet. The Americans after issuing several ultimatums fire upon the British ships as they approach too close. The ensuing melee devastates both fleets and sparks the war.

            Despite beginning as a naval conflict, it quickly develops on the land as the American Army launches a mass invasion of Canada, and lightning raids against the Bahamas and Bermuda. The British respond with attacks against the American forces in the Philippines, but they cannot sustain a force on the islands for long. The conflict is brief, lasting only a few months, but demonstrates several key advances in warfare, such as the use of aircraft, tanks, and several new aircraft carriers on both sides. The most significant outcome of the war is the smoldering hostility the conflict instills in the citizens of both side. As a result of the treaty that ended conflicts both sides agree to remove themselves from each otherís territory, though the United States continues to guarantee the newly formed Republic of Quebec at the expense of some of the other little nations they built out of Canada, such as the Metis Republic, during their invasion.

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