1897: The CSA begins to disband its military, and is expected to have a 65,000 man standing army by 1900 compared to its current army of 325,000 men. Reconstruction continues.
1898: Reconstruction begins to near completion as most of he damages from the war are almost fixed by now.
1899: Reconstruction is finally declared over by the Confederate government, and the process of admitting the northern state into the Confederacy begins. New York, Ohio, Michigan, California, Oregon, Washington, and Colorado are admitted into the Confederacy.
Era of Unity
1900: Pennsylvania and the rest of New England, Wisconsin, Illinois, Nevada, and Idaho are admitted into the CSA.
1901: New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and the other remaining former US states join the Confederacy.
1902: New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona join the Confederacy.
1903: The Triple Alliance is formed by Italy, Germany, and Austria-Hungary. The Confederate government begins to pass laws that greatly help free blacks, with eventual plans for freeing the rest of them, as the continuing of this "peculiar institution", makes the Confederacy look wrong to the nations of Europe.
1904: France and Russia sign the Dual Entente to counter the Triple Alliance. Confederate plans to free the slaves are shut down with the inauguration of the 1oth Confederate Congress, which shuts the bill down.
1905: Germany begins a naval arms race with Britain, causing tensions to rise between the two nations.
1906: The Confederacy, taking on Washington's advice and it declines alliance offers from both France and Germany. It does however begin to expand into the Pacific Oceans island chains, and it begins with the annexation of Hawaii, which has been settled by Confederates since the War of Unification ended.
1907: The Confederates continue to settle Pacific Islands, and the Samoa Islands are annexed by the Confederacy.
1908: The Confederacy reaches its military size goal, and now has an army of 65,000 men. The Navy however remains at its post war strength, and it is also continuously modernized in case of war.
1909: The British Empire has a brush with France over there African colonies on the British Nigerian-French African border, in which French militia cross into Nigeria after chasing a British bandit, and after th French fire upon the village in which he escapes to, and they drag him back across the border into French Africa. When news of this reaches the British Government, Britain demands retribution from France, which is refused, and relations chill considerably, moving Britain away from the Dual Entente and since it also is at an arms race with Germany, Britain begins to take on an isolationist stance towards international affairs, but none the less begins a massive military buildup.
1909: The Dual Entente begins a massive military buildup, and troops begin to mass on the German and Italian borders while Russian troops mass on Austria-Hungary's and Germany's borders. The Triple Entente begins to mass troops on its borders with Russia and France as well in case France or Russia tries anything. The Confederacy begins to build up its defenses in case Britain or any other countries try to do the CSA harm. 1910: The Confederacy offers the British 19 million dollars for the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Colombia, and the Yukon Territory. Britain, in need of money to pay for its massive military buildup, accepts the offer and the territories are transferred to the Confederacy on December 31st, 1910, at midnight. the Confederate States Congress, while not wanting to abolish slavery fully, outlaws it in these new lands.
1911: The Russian Tsar is shot by an unknown assassin, and it is immediately blamed on Germany. Russia demands several ultimatums, and Germany blatantly refuses, to which Russia responds with a Declaration of War on Germany, whose allies declare war on Russia, causing France to declare war on the Triple Alliance.
Eastern Front: France launches a massive invasion of Germany through Belgium, and it advances to the Rhine River where the Germans set up a huge defensive structure, halting the French advance. Meanwhile the French advance up to Milan where the Italians begin to use Trench warfare to stop the French advance. Limited actions will take place on the entire eastern front for the rest of the year.
Western Front: Russia invades Austria-Hungary and Germany, and Russia quickly takes Galicia while Germany puts up more of a fight and stops the Russians dead 45 miles from the border, where the Germans use trench war fare to keep the front stable, Austria soon does the same, and the front becomes relatively stable. Russia’s government begins to feel pressure due to the war, which causes massive famines with the loss of the mostly male workforce. Riots begin in Moscow and St Petersburg.
1912: The Eastern and western fronts remain the same due to trench warfare. Limited French offensives take many losses.
African Front: German forces are forced from there colonies by the French Army and guerrilla warfare begins against the French, drawing French forces from the Western front where they are needed. Massive burning of vast areas of land brings International support against the Dual Entente.
1913: The French Navy begins unrestricted submarine warfare against the Triple Alliance, this angers both the British and Confederates when several of there Cruise and Cargo ships are sunk in the North Atlantic, most notably the RMS Titanic and CSS Alabama III, in which over 9,000 people are killed, including over 3,000 British and 2,000 Confederate civilians. 300 Ottoman Civilians were also on board. With this occurrence Britain and the Confederate States sign an alliance, aimed at the Dual Entente.
African Front: The Germans launch a massive attack across all of Africa, and take back Kameroon and the Namibian interior. More British troops are lost due to the French, hardening the pro-war faction in Britain’s Parliament.
1914: French Naval Warfare continues, and when the RMS Britannic and RMS Olympia are sunk, it is the last straw for Britain, and after a meeting in London, the Confederate States and Britain declare war on the Dual Entente and officially join the Triple Alliance, and Britain unleashes its navy, destroying the Ententes combined navies. With the outbreak of war, the Confederate President issues an Executive order giving freedom to al blacks who join the Armed Forces, and thousands upon thousands join, accelerating the Emancipation cause greatly in the CSA.
Western Front: British troops invade Normandy, taking off pressure from Germany and allowing German forces to launch the first successful offensive in years, and to push the French out of Germany and Belgium and into France itself. French troops are soon pushed back to Verdun, where the bloodiest battle of the war occurs, actually forcing the Germans back before a German counterstrike manges to take the city. After Verdun falls, the German Army advances to the Seine River relatively unopposed until they reach Paris, which is found apparently abandoned by the French Government and military. However, the French military is set throughout the city, in the sewers, buildings, nearby farms and even some of the catacombs. When the Germans enter the city they are abruptly shocked when French troops begin pouring out of there hiding places, forcing the Battle of Paris in which the Germans are nearly defeated when British and Confederate troops arrive to the north and west of the city, forcing there way inwards and destroying the remnants of the French military. With this final defeat the French surrender when the French Lieutenant-General Georges Clemenceau, the highest remaining French soldier, capitulates his army, and France, to the German Commander Hermann von Francois, effectively ending the war with France, which by now had been severely beaten in most of its colonies.
Eastern Front: The Russians are forced from East Prussia (Germany) by the German 4th, 5th and 6th Armies and then abruptly expelled by the Austrian 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th Armies, the 7 Allied Armies then combine to form the Grand Army, named ironically after that of Napoleon. It soon numbers approximately 1,986,000 men, and in early March the Allied Commander Arthur Arz von Straussenburg orders the Army to invade Russia, first attacking the Ukraine, which falls on May 27th when the Allies announce Ukraine’s independence, will be granted after the wars end. Similar announcements are proclaimed in Belorussia, the Baltic States, and Finland, causing revolutions to break out throughout western Russia and the establishment of the Baltic Union, the Ukrainian Federation, the Kingdom of Belarus, and the Kingdom of Finland. St Petersburg soon falls to revolutionary forces, and the Tsar escapes to Moscow, where he commits suicide. His son, Alexei succeeds his father to the throne, and knowing the war is lost, issues a statement of surrender to Allied Army advancing on Moscow, ending the Great War in Europe.
African Front: Confederate and British troops launch massive invasions from Liberia, Egypt, South Africa, and Kenya, taking the French off balance and forcing them to evacuate the German colonies in order to defend there own. With several months of fighting in desert and jungles of French Africa, the war is still being bitterly fought even after the French surrender in Europe. The final French forces will finally surrender in August of 1915 when German Commander Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck defeats them at the Battle of the Chari River outside of N’Djamena.