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.
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
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
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.