19th Century (1863-1900 at least)
The American Civil War (1861-1863)
From 1861 to 1863 the American Civil War took place. It started out with the Battle of Fort Sumter and ended with the Battle of Philadelphia where General Grant surrendered to General Lee. The war saw the deaths of many men, white and black. Brothers fought each other and families were torn over which side to favor. Both sides expected to win in only a few months. The Confederacy had early success and quickly marched into the North and Midwest. By December of 1861 the Arizona and New Mexico Territory had been captured and the Indians in the Indian Territory had joined the CSA. The war continued to drag on and by mid-1862 the Confederates added a catch to the sale of cotton to Britain: That if cotton is to be sold to the United Kingdom of Great Britain, then war must be declared on the United States of America. The British surprisingly agree and quickly send troops into New England. By early-1863 the US is in chaos as their armies are defeated and retreating back. It all culminates into the Battle of Philadelphia where the US surrenders in June of 1863.
The Aftermath and Reconstruction of North (1863-1870)
A few months later a treaty is signed between the United States, Confederacy, and the UK. The treaty gives the Confederacy its independence, the territories it wants which includes Kentucky and Missouri. Along with this, West Virginia is returned. The UK, meanwhile, is given nothing and relations between the UK and CS weaken. By 1864 the US is in economic trouble as one of their major exports, cotton has been taken out of the picture and their manufactured products are not top demand on the market. The CS, meanwhile, is having an economic boom as sales for cotton skyrocket since now there is a weak federal government in America, at least in one America while in the USA the feds have become very powerful and their powers are expanded beyond those of the states. In 1866 the US begins to recover and their economy gets better but tensions with the CSA get worse as disagreements continue while the new US President, John C. Fremont, struggles to find his place in Washington while passing laws to expand rights to all people. In early 1867 the CS economy spirals downward when Britain decides it does not need the Confederacy to survive. In the United States, the government purchases a worthless territory, Alaska. There is some outrage in the US but since the Reconstruction Era is nearly over, people are a little calmer that they have a house again. The next year Fremont is re-elected and the US makes a move to ally with France. France seals the deal and an angry Britain begins to become a fearful Britain and strengthens ties with CSA but they have to help build the Confederate Army and Navy before anything. The fearful Brits agree and in a reaction the Americans modernize and train and expand their militaries and navies with the French. By 1870 the US and French have a strict pact and soon this pact will spill over America and Europe in a massive war.
The Warring Decade (1870-1880)
The decade began with a bang, literally, as the French and Prussians went to war and America then joined the fight. The war early on sees France losing but once American soldiers arrive the war begins to turn for the worst for the Germans (Prussia and its allies) and soon France is saved before they are defeated. Two years later the Prussians are defeated and the French Alliance-Prussian War ends with France in a state of glory and Prussia in a state of despair. The Confederacy becomes even more worried and decides it must show its might and in 1874 they declare war on Mexico. The war begins with some disastrous mistakes by the CSA but soon enough they get back on their feet and begin their march to the Gulf of California or the Confederacy’s “March to the Sea”. In Europe, France’s power leads to the formation of the Double Alliance between the US and France. In North America, the Confederate Army easily is marching into Sonora, Chihuahua, Sinaloa, and Durango. The Mexicans continue to struggle and in March of 1875 they accidentally attack American soldiers along the border in California and by July the US is involved in the war. In a simultaneous effort, the US marches down Baja California while the CS heads to Mexico City. By October, the US convinces France to join the war and now Mexico is in peril. By mid-1876 the following territories have been conquered; Sonora, Chihuahua, Durango, Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, Yucatán, and Quintana Roo. On August 18, 1876 the Mexicans surrender. On September 11, 1876 the Treaty of Guadeloupe is signed by the CSA, USA, France, and Mexico. The treaty gives the US all of Baja California, France the Yucatán Peninsula (Yucatán, Quintana Roo, Campeche), and the CS is given: Sonora, Durango, Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, and Veracruz. Mexico then becomes an even worse wreck than before. Weeks after the war, Mexico descends into civil war and France and the Confederacy take advantage of this. The US is upset with both but since they also fear France they cheer them on but scold the CSA. In response the CS sends more troops along Border States and increases their activity in Mexico. By 1878 the US and CS are on the verge of war as Mexico is gone and tensions between the French and CS go sour after a mistaken skirmish between the two’s armies. The CSA begins to discuss an alliance with the Brits but the Brits agree on one term, that slavery ends soon in the Confederacy. The CS is shocked by their demands but then takes a double take and realizes they must modernize and discard slavery. They promise that slavery will end by 1898 but say it will happen through their own programs to end it. The British are suspicious but agree. In May of 1879 the Triple Alliance is signed between the CSA, UK, and a weak German Empire, still led by the Prussians. As tensions get worse around the world, their governments prepare for the worst possible scenario.
Inner-Expansion and European Takeovers (1880-1890)
The CS immediately commits to its promise to the Brits and has slavery begin to be dissolved but through two different programs; The Slave Military Units Program, where black slaves serve in the military for five years while their owner is paid significant amounts of money, and The Reparation Act, where salves are bought freedom by the federal government. While the Confederate government does this they are increasing their government size and begin to take away the “sate’s rights” it supposedly fought for in the Confederate Revolution. They begin to collect taxes and build massive railroads that connect the CSA from east to west and north to south. In the USA they have been done with their railroad project and since most Indians fled to the CSA, there is little trouble in the west. In Africa, Europe moves in and colonizes mass areas. What then becomes known as the Scramble for Africa even sees the US and CS claim colonies. At the Berlin Conference in 1884 all nations make their claims but disputes quickly arise. Eventually agreements are made. Everything goes as in OTL except for that the US has the colony of Gold Coast and the CS gets the colony of Togo. Meanwhile, the Suez Canal convinces the CS and US that they must build a canal that will make trips easier for everyone from Atlantic to Pacific by ship. Meanwhile, a war involving the Pacific, the War of the Pacific, ends in a victory for Chile. The urge for a canal that would make shipping easier from the Atlantic to the Pacific leads to the CSA considering a massive canal through the Isthmus of Tehuantepec but with a possible war with France in sight they look for other locations as war is considered and a very likely possibility. By 1887 the US has a military of nearly 500,000 while the CS tops 450,000. As the diplomatic relations between the US and CS worsen the US expands into the Pacific when they begin the takeover of Hawaii by overthrowing the Queen and this process will be completed in 1898 when the Republic of Hawaii will be annexed by the United States. In 1888 the Mexican Crisis is solved when the CS gets the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and in return the French are allowed to use the canal for military purposes as well as economic. The US and CS, meanwhile, both expand their railroads as economic demands increase but the CS needs to modernize Mexico by building railroads to the canal area and especially Mexico City. As 1889 comes to a close the world becomes more and more polarized.
Rise of Empires (1890-1900)
In 1890 the CS builds a new program called the Canal Program where blacks will be given freedom if they help build the canal in Mexico. Many slaves spring for this program but the catch is they are aren’t free until the canal is finished. In Africa the world is descending into war as the French launch numerous wars to keep their colonies from the natives while the British launch wars against Boer guerrillas. In Asia the Sino-Japanese War takes place. As the decade rolls by, the US and CS fall into the Panic of 1893 where the overbuilding of the railroad networks leads to the so called “railroad bubble” to burst. Meanwhile, work on the Mexican Canal is well under way and expected to be finished by spring of 1908. Meanwhile in Cuba, the Spaniards have trouble controlling the people as rebellions spring out. The Confederacy decides to prepare for a "liberation war". In February of 1898 all hell breaks loose when an explosion occurs on the C.S.S. Florida and U.S.S. Maine in the Harbor of Havana in Cuba. The next day war is declared by the CS Congress US Congress and soon Cuba is threatened. Soon Confederate troops are marching toward Havana where most of the Spanish troops are. The Confederate Army picks up rebels who are willing to fight the Spanish as do American soldiers. The Americans though instead invade the Philippines, Guam and Puerto Rico while still helping out in Cuba. The Spanish who are weak are quickly crushed and by September the war is over. The war ended with the US and the CS in an economic boom for some time and got some new territories as the Spanish Empire fell. The CS received Cuba while the US was the big winner, getting Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and Guam. The war proved that the US and CS were superpowers but only time would tell who was the stronger as relations were better between the two but were not still not good. As the 19th Century came to an end a new one came and the world changed, forever.
The 20th Century
This was the century that changed everything from the food to the fashion to the people.
Trouble is Brewing (1900-1910)
The world in 1900 is almost scary as people bicker over simple things and New Imperialism really takes hold. In 1901, U.S. President William McKinley is shot and killed at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. As the Americans fight the natives for the Philippines, the British end their conflict with the Boers but face problems at home as the Irish demand Home Rule. Meanwhile, the Confederacy adds Cuba as a state to much opposition but after a violent pacification effort any rebellion is futile. In Northern Europe war is avoided when Sweden and Norway dissolve their union before war breaks out. As the Mexican Canal continues construction the US makes the move in 1903 and secures an area in Panama where a canal can be built. Estimates expect the canal to be finished as early as 1912 but many add two years to the date. Meanwhile at a field in Dayton, Ohio the Wright Brothers fly and the birth of flight occurs. The US though makes sure that the brothers only reveal flight secrets to allies. In 1905 the Russo-Japanese War takes place and it establishes the Japanese as a military power. After Russia’s loss against Japan the tension within leads to the Russian Revolution of 1905. In German Southwest Africa genocide is committed by the German military. When work on the CSA’s canal is almost finished, American agents instigate a rebellion among the slaves leading to progress on the project digressing. The final date is now pushed back to 1910 but by then all slaves must be freed. As more and more slaves are freed they flee to the US and willingly enlist to build the canal. Now with millions of blacks and whites working on the canal for the US racial tension from the civil war dies down in the US but in the CS it gets worse so a strict apartheid system is set up. In 1908, Europe is getting foggy as Bulgaria declares independence from the Ottomans. The US in 1909 passes an amendment allowing the Federal government to collect taxes on a person’s income. The Confederacy responds by doing the same but makes blacks pay heavier taxes and therefore keeping the apartheid system while blindly expanding government power. As the decade comes to an end the Panama Canal looks to be finished first as the US v. CS Rivalry intensifies.
The Great War Decade (1910-1920)
As a new decade began the world was becoming more and more polarized as the French continued to battle natives in Africa while the Ottomans Empire is falling apart and so war erupts in 1912 in the Balkans Region. Meanwhile the US and CS focus at home as both try to finish their canals first and also begin work on an “air force”. In 1911 the Confederacy finishes its canal but few people use because of how it was built, by slaves. Later that year the US finishes its canal and its economy explodes. In China, a revolution establishes the Republic of China while in Germany the Weimar Republic is established. In the CS and US a rise in Socialist Party members scares many and government powers expand in an effort to stop it from spreading. Now with slavery over the Confederate Apartheid System sets in and many blacks become socialist. By 1914 the world is on the edge of war as two mainstream alliances form; the Triple Alliance and the Triple Entente. The Triple Alliance is made of the UK, Germany, and Austria-Hungary. The CS and Italy remain neutral. The Triple Entente, meanwhile. is made of America, Russia, and France. Then on June 28, 1914 the world changes forever when Franz Ferdinand is assassinated in Sarajevo. By August the world goes to war. The string of treaties quickly leads to Russia, France, and America on one side and Germany and Austria-Hungary on the other but when France invades Belgium to get to Germany, the UK declares war and a real world war ensues. As the French invade Germany through Luxembourg and Belgium the war in the east is going bad for Russia and other allies there. Soon trenches line the French border as no one is able to get through. In 1915 the US is sending many troops to France but by spring of 1915 the British are attacking through Canada. As British troops storm in through Michigan, the Northwest, and especially New England. The US scrambles and soon has its entire East Coast blockaded by the Royal Navy. The CS stays neutral for only so long as in April the Italians join the Central Powers (US and allies) and the Confederacy is convinced to join the Allies when Americans raid Confederate outposts for supplies. By July, the Western Front in Europe is at a stand-still and American troops rarely come through. In the Eastern Front and Middle East it is crazy but in Italy there is little fighting. Africa and in the Pacific still sees the Germans lose territory while France and Britain fight it out. By the Fall of 1915 the United States and Confederate States have a massive trench line from the Chesapeake Bay along the border and into some U.S. territory in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, and it ends somewhere in Kansas as in the west there is little fighting and most is in Utah or Colorado as the desert climate is just too much. In the summer of 1916, American troops breakthrough in North America and Europe. At home they breakthrough Confederate lines in the East and Midwest while in Europe the Americans use a different strategy and involve the French and are able to push through. In the Near East the Ottomans are falling apart. By 1917 the blockade of America ends as the British are losing fast in Europe and America. Meanwhile, the CSA is now being invaded from the west as American troops march into Arizona and New Mexico. In Europe, Belgium and Luxembourg are under France as the Great Invasion of Germany is prepared. Britain fears for the worst while Russia is falling apart and signs a peace treaty with Germany and her allies, including the CSA. In December of 1917 the Austro-Hungarians defeat the Italians and begin pouring in from the northeast and from across the Adriatic Sea. As the Italians are losing her allies, America and France, focus on their main enemies, the Confederacy, UK, and of course Germany. By March Russia is officially at peace and now France and Italy are falling back as the Triple Alliance is marching toward Paris and Rome. At the Battle of the Rhine France is demolished and Paris is within sights of the Germany Army by July. In America the US advance is halted in the West and South but now massive land gains have been made in Ontario and Quebec. By October, Italy, France, and the Ottomans have surrendered. Now the US is the main target but its army and now its navy is too powerful for the combined force of the Triple Alliance and so they make peace with the US. The French Army and Navy have mutinied and many leading officials killed. In November of 1918 the armistice is signed and a meeting is prepared to make it official. At the Treaty of Berlin meeting France is stripped of its colonies and like in OTL it suffers like Germany. Meanwhile, the US is granted out of fear the entire Canadian land and it becomes part of the United States. The Confederate States object but out of fear of a major war agree. Italy loses its colonies as well but to the Germans. France has theirs split between the UK and Germany. The US also receives the Confederate colony in Africa. France loses more land especially along the channel to Belgium and its Caribbean territory in Mexico on the Yucatan Peninsula. Along with this the French are forced to pay massive reparations for the rebuilding of the Low Countries and parts of Germany. The US though campaigns for a “League of Nations” and it works. This time the US Senate approves as does the CS Senate and now with the two American democracies involved maybe it can all work out. In 1919 though, the Austro-Hungarian Empire still collapses and with Russia in the midst of a major domestic crisis the following nations form in Eastern Europe, Poland (much smaller), Czechoslovakia, Austria, Hungary, Finland, the Baltic States, and Yugoslavia. As the Great War decade ends a more prosperous while troubling one comes into being.
The Roaring Twenties and a Whole Lot of Trouble (1920-1930)
As this new decade came so did a new world. In 1920, France experiences turbulent times and a strong communist regime takes power and the Third Republic is thrown out. In Russia, the British, Americans, Confederates, and Germans aid the “whites” in the Russian Civil War. France, meanwhile, sends some aid to the “reds” in Russia. In 1924 when the communist leader in Russia, Lenin, is killed a strict man named Stalin tries to take power but an immediate power struggle destroys the “reds” and by winter of 1925 the commies in Russia have fled to France. At home in America the economy is having a massive boom and women are gaining power after getting the right to vote. In the Confederacy the economy is terrible like in France and it gets worse with the General strike in the UK in 1926. The UK experiences turbulent times as well since they had to form the Irish Free State and so in 1927 when their economy continues to falter a strict socialist leader takes hold and parliament becomes a socialist powerhouse. Germany and Russia, meanwhile, form an alliance in which both will protect each other against any enemies. In response the French form one with the UK. In the US a booming economy helps lift the Confederate one but the two still are suspicious of each other. Meanwhile Italy, another losing nation in the Great War, has gone fascist and aligned itself with France and the UK. In 1928 the US and CS sign an economic treaty but in 1929 the Wall Street crash affects the whole world and an economic depression puts the treaty in the trash. In the CS new political parties begin to rise while in the US socialists are rising to power in urban areas. In this timeline the Red Scare was only in Germany as since they bordered France who was communist. As the world is falling apart again some nations prepare for war again.
New Leaders, New World (1930-1940)
As the economic slump affects the whole world and millions descend into poverty, some try to take advantage of the situation and ultimately change the world forever. Starting in 1931 the US government expands its power as socialist leaders become more popular and in early 1932 the Democratic Party and Socialist Party merge to form the Socialist-Democratic Party. In 1932 with membership high and having a majority in the House and Senate, Franklin Delano Roosevelt runs as their presidential candidate and easily defeats the Republican candidate. In Europe the British, French, and Italians prepare for war as they build up there militaries. The Confederacy suffers the worst in the world as nearly sixty percent of the population is in poverty so when a radical named Jack London (was never a political man but was an author who wrote the “Iron Heel” back in the early 20th Century and it was about America) runs for president and by using racial tensions as an excuse he wins the presidency in 1934 and becomes president for life with few objections and when there are those people are silenced. In 1935 the Italians invade Ethiopia and with help from France, win in late 1936. In that same year the ABC, American Broadcasting Company begins TV broadcasts. In 1936 the French reoccupy lost lands from Belgium and form the Paris-London Axis. Then in that same year the Spanish Civil War breaks out. The war is bloody like in OTL but this time ends in communist victory and becomes part of the whole Italy, France, UK, and now Spain alliance. In 1937 the Confederacy forces blacks into walled ghettos with poor conditions and thousands die from this. The US does little as it continues to expand its army, navy, and now its air force. In 1938 the French take over Belgium and Luxembourg and nothing is done as Germany and Russia appease the French. In 1939 the French, British, Spanish, and Italians agree to the partition of Germany’s colonies after the planned war. Meanwhile, the Germans sign a military pact with the Dutch, offering them protection. In France, the Jews begin to suffer like they did in OTL in Germany except they aren’t killed in concentration camps. On September 1, 1939 the French invade the Netherlands and Germany. The next day World War 2 begins and the League of Nations has been useless as it had little power but in response the US comes to the aid of Germany and Russia. By the end of September the Confederacy is ready for war. In Asia the Japanese join the Axis, the Axis being Spain, France, Italy, the UK, and in a way the Confederacy through trade. In Africa the war escalates by November as many German colonies fall to the French or British as does the American colony. In Canada, an uprising occurs but is put down violently. At the end of the year the French are marching toward Munich and Cologne with Dresden in their sights. As the Second World War escalated it became clear this war would take some time.
World War 2 Decade (1940-1950)
The Second World War was a bloody one and a long one. As the US was at war it re-elected FDR to an unprecedented third term and once the war gets too crazy he becomes president until the war is over or unless he dies in office. In Asia the Japanese secured Germany’s colonies and was getting help in China. They even went to war with the Russians and were doing well in Siberia. The US was sending troops to Russia and helping the Japanese front but in Germany the time was getting desperate. In the Confederacy the Black Holocaust began as black families were killed out of joy by Confederate Nazis. In France there would only be separation not a Holocaust as they were not Nazis, just communists. In secret the Japanese and Confederacy prepared to launch a surprise attack on America as neither was at war with the US, yet. By June of 1940 the Germans were surrounded at Berlin and that is where they surrendered. Russia prepared for the worst in the mean time. Italy, meanwhile, was hitting the Balkans and was having some success against the Yugoslavians, Bulgarians and Romanians. Austria and Hungary were later invaded in September by Italy. As Europe fell under the Axis grip so did Asia and the Pacific. Africa followed suit as did the Near East. By the end of 1940 the Russians had been pushed back and France with the aid of Britain had invaded and conquered Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland while Switzerland remained neutral though surrounded by Italy and France. The Axis to get to the Russians had to invade Poland and such and was able to do so with ease. By March of 1941 Leningrad and Stalingrad were laid siege. In America the people feared that if Russia fell, America would. The American troops in Russia grew and by September of 1941 there were nearly ten million Americans in Russia from Moscow to Vladivostok. In October the Spanish invade Portugal and they gain control of the Iberian Peninsula and also Portugal’s islands as well. As tensions between the US and CS worsened as did the US and Japanese relations and on December 7th it happened when Japanese planes bombed the hell out of Pearl Harbor and invade its Pacific territories near Asia and Japan. The Confederates, meanwhile, launch attacks on California and Washington DC and invade the Midwest so to split the nation in half. As the world is in chaos millions are dying and millions more starving or running away from what is happening. Now as the American industry has even more to focus on, the nation becomes a massive war machine. As 1941 ends the next year becomes the high water mark for the Axis. 1942 started off with the invasion of the United States by the Confederacy. By March the Confederates had taken DC and were laying siege to Baltimore while in California the Americans were being pushed into the sea at Los Angeles and San Diego. In Ohio and Indiana, the Confederate Army is moving fast to split the US in half. In Asia the Japanese invade and conquer American territories including the Philippines while taking over Thailand and conquering more of China. In Europe, the French and British were now way past Germany, Poland, the Baltic States, Norway, Sweden, and Finland because they now had taken Leningrad and thanks to Italian victories in the Balkans they had surrounded Stalingrad and were approximately ten miles from Moscow but American troops and planes were coming in fast. Spain had taken down Portugal for some time and was now focusing on any German colonies but that had mostly been handled by Britain and France. In June the Battle of Midway halted the Japanese and with the Americans showing they would persevere scared many Japanese generals and causing Japanese Admiral Isuroku Yamamoto to repeat the words after the raid on Pearl Harbor, “I fear we have wakened a sleeping giant, and filled him with a terrible resolve.” He truly believed this after the defeat at Midway and prepared for the eventual fall of Imperial Japan. In December the Axis were stopped short of Moscow and now they were being laid siege at Leningrad and they too were now being surrounded at Stalingrad. In Asia the Americans begin the island hopping. At home the Confederates take Baltimore but never leave Maryland as new fresh troops help stop them before they enter Pennsylvania. In the Midwest, Ohio and Indiana are being recaptured by the Americans so the Confederates invade Kansas and Missouri to divert troops and for now it works. In California the Confederates fall back after air raids and naval bombardments from the sea threaten the invasion force but not before they do considerable damage. Starting in 1943 the Axis begins their fall back as losses and the winter in Russia remind France of the Napoleonic Wars. Millions die from the retreat alone, not including battles while fleeing back to Germany. Meanwhile in Asia, the Americans invade some British territories and continue the island hop to Japan while American troops in Russia push the Japanese out of Siberia and now Americans are in China trying to halt their advance. In North America the Confederates fall back home in the west but the Americans head in and invade Arizona. In the Great Plains the Confederate plan fails and troops regroup in Sequoyah while troops in Ohio and Indiana retreat. In Maryland the fighting is intense but the Americans slowly the Confederates back. As the French finally surrender at Leningrad the Russians with American help push the Axis out of Scandinavia and Denmark by August. In Poland the largest battle of tanks between French tanks and a joint Russian-American tank force. The Allies come out on top and the French fall back to Germany. Now the Allies can attack Germany from two sides but the Italians are to the south so a liberation force must free that up first along with North Africa. By October the Americans lay siege to DC and now are pushing into the Mexican states and New Mexico while from the Great Plains the Americans are pushing into Sequoyah and from the Great Lakes they are breaking through in to Kentucky. Meanwhile, Confederate concentration camps are found in the Confederate West where millions of blacks have been killed along with whites who support blacks or are suspected of having black blood or if the president decides you are a political prisoner. By early 1944 the Confederacy has lost at Washington and now Mexico has been taken including the Yucatán which was under French control until 1919 when the Confederacy received it from the Allies. The US then makes plans to invade Cuba and then Florida. In Europe and Africa the US and even Russia gets involved and capture most of the continent. In March, most of South America joins the war on the side of the US. This includes Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador. In the Pacific theater the US has taken the East Indies, New Zealand, its territories back except for Okinawa and Iwo Jima, Thailand, Hong Kong, Manchuria, Korea, and most of China has been liberated by late 1944. The US makes plans to invade Australia. By December of 1944, Germany is free, the Balkans is free, Africa and the Middle East are free, Portugal is being liberated and Italy invaded. As France watches the world around it is taken away from them they drastically rush to build an atomic bomb or even a hydrogen bomb. The US though is way ahead and by spring of 1945 completes one. By then the Low Countries are free and the Republic of Ireland joins the war on the Allied side and the US launches and invasion of Great Britain. By then Spain has surrendered and been occupied and in Asia only some coastal areas in China are Japanese and India has been conquered as has Australia. In North America, the US invades Cuba while there other forces are stagnant in the Confederacy, especially in Virginia. By May Cuba is conquered and the bombing of Florida begins. In the UK a fierce battle breaks out. In mainland Europe the Italians surrender and now France stands alone. France now is surrounded on all sides but is prepared to fight to the end. In July the Invasion of Florida commences with paratroopers landing in Miami, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, and Tallahassee. In Virginia the Americans breakthrough and lay siege to Richmond and Norfolk. By September the British surrender and the Invasion of France is prepared. In the Pacific the Americans threaten annihilation if they do not surrender. The Japanese of course ignore this and blow the threat off as a bluff. The Japanese are wrong as in August the US drops two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japan surrenders soon after and not much longer after that the Allies invade France. In September FDR dies of a brain hemorrhage (a little later than in OTL). By October the United States and her allies cross the Marne and have secured France’s channel ports. Back at home the United States and the Confederate States continue to have it out as American troops march into Georgia from Florida and secure Norfolk which therefore gives them control over the Chesapeake. As Mexico, which was conquered by the CSA a long time ago, is now under American control and now Texas becomes a heavy battlefield and most concentration camps are abandoned as the Confederates leave the blacks to die but most of these camps fall under American lines and millions are saved even though millions are already dead. The US in November makes an ultimatum to the Confederacy demanding immediate surrender or imminent destruction. CS President for Life Jack London calls it a bluff as did the Japanese claiming “They wouldn’t kill fellow whites because they are just like us, racist.” Henry A. Wallace, the new president (Truman was never vice president because the last election was in 1940 and FDR had picked Wallace for then), then orders the atomic bombing of Birmingham. The Confederacy still doesn’t surrender and it shocks the Americans. In France, an event similar to that in OTL in Berlin, the leaders of the nation commit suicide including the leader, Charles De Gaulle, as it becomes clear France will fall when Paris is surrounded. Before any landmarks can be further damaged they surrender and now the Confederacy only remains but that is still going to be a long road. The war would last into 1946 as the CSA would just not give up. By February of 1946 the US has taken Richmond, the capital, but the government has fled to Atlanta for safety. Six months later the war continues to rage and morale on both sides is low. The Americans have been halted everywhere and if troops can’t get through soon more atomic bombs may be used. In Europe the Allies fill the occupation zones and in Asia as well but Americans are primarily in Japan. By December the Americans have lost some ground in the Confederacy and as the war prolongs, more Americans die. By May of 1947 nothing has changed and morale is even lower. The US decides to surprise them and plan out a bombing raid and two atomic bombs being dropped. It becomes known as Operation Downfall (originally named for the invasion of Japan) because it is expected that after this the war will end. The bombing raid is set to devastate the city of Atlanta, and the atomic bombs are meant to hit Mobile, Alabama and Jackson, Mississippi. On May 28th the plan goes into action. During the raid many key government officials are killed and both atomic bombs explode. The atomic bombs are dropped and the people of the Confederacy begin to understand but their leader, Jack London, continues to fight. Over the next few days mutinies in the Confederate Navy, Army, and Air Force cause London to kill himself in his quarters in Atlanta. On April 7, 1947 World War II ends with the surrender of the Confederate States of America. The damage is surveyed throughout the world as billions will have to be spent to rebuild. The death toll is high with an estimated 100 million dead; the total includes civilian and military casualties. The world looks to never have a worldwide conflict fearing how much worse a third one would be especially with nuclear weapons. Meanwhile, the Allies form a treaty in Zürich, Switzerland to decide the fate of the Allies. The treaty works as follows; the United States of America shall occupy the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, most British colonies and any French colonies that were formed during the war, and the following areas of the Confederacy will become part of the United States of America: Arizona, New Mexico, Kentucky, Sequoyah, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, Durango, Sinaloa, Nayarit, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi, Aguascalientes, Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, Mexico City, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico State, Michoacán, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Tlaxcala, Veracruz, and Yucatán; Russia will occupy Eastern Europe and Scandinavia which includes Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Albania, Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Denmark; Germany will take back its colonies that it also lost in World War I and will now have control of French Polynesia and French Morocco as America allows for this. In mainland Asia, India becomes independent and French-Indochina becomes part of China but with a civil war between nationalists and socialists that is tearing the nation apart, so the region belongs to America until further notice. Manchuria is a delicate matter as Russia wants it and Korea while China wants Manchuria and would let Korea go free. After much debate it is decided that China will receive Manchuria and Korea will become a free republic with American guidance. The Dutch, meanwhile, will keep their Indonesian colonies and will receive British Guiana and French Guiana. After all the deals have been made the Treaty of Zurich is signed on September 1, 1947. Besides the territorial deals, the United States will make sure to slowly decolonize Africa and Asia to set up democracies like that of the US and has asserted itself as a superpower and promises to the Confederate people that they will rebuild their nation with some modifications. In the United States, the presidential election will take place for the first time since 1940. As the Allies occupy the Axis powers some tensions arise between America, Russia, and China. The main problem is that China wants everyone to stay out of its war but America is aiding the socialists while Russia is aiding the nationalists. By March 1948 the crisis is at a climax and now rebellions have broken out in France. In June the rebellious French become too much so American aid in China dwindles and the nationalists begin to make major moves that could turn the war in their favor. Meanwhile, the US still has to work with Germany and Russia on how to rebuild Europe and the Confederacy. The US comes up with the idea of the Marshall Plan (similar to OTL except that it includes the CSA and excludes Germany and has Spain in it). Germany and Russia both reject it but since America controls Western Europe they basically tell U.S. President Wallace that if they want to do this to West Europe it is fine but don’t involve Germany or Russia or Eastern Europe. This is marked as the beginning of the Cold War. The US applies the Marshall Plan to all its occupation zones and their Belgian and Dutch allies. In the Confederacy the US though has a special section of the plan that applies to them; the plan has the Confederate government remodeled to that of a replica of the American one. All minorities are given the same rights and women are given the same rights as well. The Confederate dollar is rebuilt and its economy is modernized to be like that of the American economy where industry and not agriculture is the dominant force and it helps with major discoveries of oil in Texas. The US also establishes big economic ties with the Confederacy. Some differences in the system are how long politicians serve. Presidents serve for five years and like in the United States they are not limited in how many terms they serve. The US has unlimited terms because since FDR technically only served three terms it was ok. Senators serve four years and representatives eight years. Both serve as many terms as they want. The Supreme Court though only has five judges unlike the nine in the US and they serve life terms where as in the US they are appointed by the president and approved by the Senate. One thing though that America, Russia, and Germany can agree on is the creation of the United Nations. This organization is stronger than the League and has the same powers as in OTL but the Security Council is different. The Council consists of the United States, Germany, Russia, China, Brazil and Australia. Australia and Brazil are on the council because of Brazil helping out heavily in the invasions of Florida, Cuba, and Western Africa and Australia becoming a strong military power in the Pacific and becoming a strong ally of America. China, though in the council, has a vacant seat because of the civil war. One of the first acts by the UN is to set up the Charleston trials which will decide the fate of hundreds of Confederate officials who took part in the Holocaust. Further investigations into the Holocaust show that not just blacks but Hispanics were being slaughtered. Though the inquiry reveals that many Hispanics escaped since the killings of Hispanics began in 1945 when most death camps had been captured. As for the blacks, statistics reveal that almost half of blacks were killed, the majority in 1944. Most Confederate officials are killed for their actions while some are sentenced to at least 25 years. By 1949 the Marshall Plan is in full action and the Cold War begins as the Western Bloc is formed with the United States at its helm and the European Treaty Organization (ETO) which has Germany and Russia at its helm. The US though makes sure that the CSA stays neutral.In 1949 little happens throughout most of the world except in China where the world focuses its eyes. In China the socialists capture Peking (Beijing) and have control over most of the nation. At the Battle of Chungking, the socialists defeat the nationalists easily and they surrender by the end of September. China emerges as an ally of America and becomes a heavily socialist nation and finally claims its seat in the UN. As World War II has now been over for two years, the world heads toward possibly a third world war but for now is stuck in what many call a “Cold War”.
The Early Cold War (1950-1960)
The Cold War became a very long political war between the West and the East. As the socialist United States had a foothold in Western Europe and had much influence in South America and Asia the ETO had little influence and could do little to contain the Americans. In the Confederacy elections are held and the president that is elected is one that does his best to stay out of international affairs but focus on local ones and does his best to work with the US economically. By 1951 the baby boom has begun not just in the US but in the CS, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Germany, China, and Brazil. The boom will last into the sixties and other countries will join it. In China since the civil war ended, it is given the former French-Indochina area. In Africa the United States forms the Committee for African Independence and promises colonial governments freedom by 1970. Places like Egypt, Ethiopia, and South Africa are already free and form close ties with the Russians. In the Caribbean it is the same story. In India violence hits a climax as Hindus and Muslims fight it out. Their fighting leads to the Indian Civil War. Neither Russia nor America takes sides as neither side would benefit them. China though invades Tibet easily and marches into India. The UN proposes sanctions but the US and its allies oppose them and the sanctions fail. In 1952 the US elects George Patton as president and like Eisenhower in OTL he begins construction of the interstate system but since the south is controlled by the CS it takes a treaty to allow for some roads to be built but since the government is American backed it helps and the system becomes known as the North American Highway System and its completion is expected by the mid-1960s because of all the land it will be built over and like in our life there will always be constant changes and modifications. By 1953 France and the UK are back on their feet as is Spain and Italy. They become socialist democracies like the US. Japan, meanwhile, becomes the first enemy power to be completely stabilized and have a completely modernized and cleaned up economy. Soon Japan has a competitive market but still stays below America. In 1954 the Confederacy is back on its feet but problems quickly arise in heavily conservative areas like Texas and Mississippi. These areas see the KKK in action as they kill hundreds of minorities, mostly blacks. In response American troops march into Texas and Mississippi and troop levels nearly triple around the CSA. In 1955 the Confederacy experiences massive anarchy as riots break out in major cities during the presidential election. American troops again nearly triple as now the amount nears ten million. The turbulence in the CSA leads to some in the USA as some KKK members sneak in and recruit members to instill chaos in the nations. The KKK also seeks out Canadian rebels that want Canada to be freed. After the riots are stopped the incumbent is declared the winner and more unrest occurs but is more easily put down. In 1956 the Suez Canal Crisis nearly leads to World War Three but the Brazilian president prevents and mediates an agreement. That same year Patton is re-elected. Meanwhile, the US and Russia build up nuclear missiles and a “space race” begin between the two. Germany though becomes the main leader and launches a satellite and becomes the first space power. Russia follows suit in 1957 and the US gets into space in 1958. The CS gets into space in 1959 with some help from the US but not before several blunders. By 1958 the CSA has an oil economy and becomes a top oil provider in the global economy. This worries American officials as they fear the Confederates may use this to get some leverage as America has few ways to get their own oil. Some suggest the military should take over Texas. In the US a socialist candidate, John F. Kennedy, faces a fierce challenge against Richard Nixon who has a strong base in the west as a conservative liberal from the Republican Party, who is the main opposition to the Socialist-Democratic Party. In the Confederacy a strong conservative from the Democrat Party opposes the incumbent who is surprisingly running for a third term. In both nation’s congresses the opposing party has gained more seats but in the US socialists still hold the advantage but in the Confederacy the Democrats have taken control of the Senate and are expected to take hold of the House during the elections next year. As the 50s end a new era emerges as society breaks its bounds after moving to the suburbs and new ideas emerge from intellectuals and rock n’ roll sweeps the Confederacy and America.
Crisis After Crisis Decade (1960-1970)
The 1960s would become one of the most turbulent decades in history as a number of crises would nearly lead to a third world war but of course diplomacy would prevail, or would it? 1960 was a year of elections as in the US and CS presidencies would be formed that would change the world. In the United States it is a heated battle and it looks as if for the first time since the 1920s a Republican will be president but a final debate will truly determine who will win. In the Confederacy it is between an isolationist and a die-hard Democrat, Lyndon B. Johnson. Both elections are close, in the United States early exit polls show a strong JFK lead but late exit polls show Nixon closing in. At 1am JFK is declared president-elect and socialists rejoice. In the Confederacy the polls are unclear and no one is sure of who will the election but finally at 3am, LBJ is declared the winner and the celebrations among socialists in the US end with the news as fear comes into their mind. After the elections end, the Democrats take control of the Congress while in the US the Republicans make gains but are unable to take over the Congress. The aftermath of the elections has the Confederacy joining the Russians and Germans in an alliance known as the World Treaty Organization (WTO) and is just a modified ETO. Meanwhile, Korea finally splits after China and America hold it together for only so long. The Korean War is between Russian-backed South Korea and an American and Chinese backed North Korea. The war becomes like OTL Vietnam War. Soon after tensions between Russia and America worsen and Germany suddenly finds itself as a state in the middle after facing political tension with Russia. Germany becomes like OTL China where it can choose sides and isn’t aligned to either side really but leans toward one, in this case they lean toward Russia. In 1961 the Germans send a man into space and surprisingly the Americans come in second this time but not soon after the Russians follow suit. The Confederacy’s space program falls apart after US aid stops after the election. As the crisis in Korea worsens, JFK sends more troops into North Korea. In the CS meanwhile, a weak apartheid system takes place and is not as racist but with American troops being kicked out in early 1961, nothing can be done. Many blacks flee to the US especially where there are heavy socialist bases. As tensions build, the US plants missiles in Italy, France, the United Kingdom, and in remote Mexican states. By 1962 the world is in trouble as everyone is on edge. In Korea the Americans get really involved as do the Chinese and the South Koreans get pushed back far but stabilize once in more familiar territory. Months go by and a stalemate arises in Korea. Back home trouble brews when the Confederacy allows for the Russians to put missiles there. The bases for these missiles are built in Texas, Cuba, and Florida. What becomes known as the Confederate Missile Crisis leads to international tension at a high that won’t be seen again never again or at least not for a long time. Negotiations continue but it seems no resolution can be made. After the “quarantine” of the Confederacy and many near misses a resolution is made. The parties agree to the removal of the missiles in the CSA and in return the US will remove missiles from Italy and France. 1962 ends and the world goes unscathed for now but maybe it will never see another world war again and all hope for it as all fear what will happen if there is one. In 1963 the war in Korea gets worse and Russia leans toward getting involved like America did but fears of a world war stop them. In the Confederacy the Civil Rights Movement gets noticed and people around the world are shocked at how brutal the Confederates are to blacks and Hispanics. Martin Luther King, Jr. becomes the leader of the movement. In November of 1963 when JFK is riding through Los Angeles, Lee Harvey Oswald assassinates him along with bombs planted under the car that kill the governor and injure both the governor’s wife and the First Lady which were planted by KKK members and Canadian independence movement leaders. The nation is shocked and some members of Congress demand war be declared. New President Symington says there will be no war but action will be taken diplomatically. In January of 1964, US President Symington and CS President Johnson meet in Dallas to discuss what should be done but with Oswald dead like in OTL there is nobody who can be used to reveal who was involved. Meeting is intense and rude comments by LBJ lead to Symington leaving early and so now the Confederacy becomes involved in the Cold War like Cuba was in OTL. The US breaks off ties with the nation and all trade with the Confederacy is forbidden and is punishable by law. After this the Confederacy forms very close ties with the Russians. Some Americans protest the embargo and along with this, Korean War protests rise throughout the nation. Meanwhile in Korea, the Russians increase aid and start to send a few thousand troops and tanks to South Korea. America in response raises troop levels to 500,000 in North Korea. Meanwhile, the election in 1964 is a heated one as Nelson Rockefeller runs against Symington whose popularity is going down. It is a heated race and in the end it is Rockefeller who pulls through. Congress though stays mostly socialist but now the majority is slim in both chambers. In the South it looks like LBJ will win again in ’65. After a black market forms in the US and CS because of the embargo the US builds a wall along the border to try to stop it from worsening. The wall will take approximately three years to build but its completion goes faster along the border with Virginia, Tennessee, and Arkansas. The one along Texas is harder because of the hot desert in most of the area. They call it the Cotton Curtain because Cotton is still important in the South as it was 100 years ago. Tensions are also tight because 100 years ago the American Civil War took place and Northerners prefer to have selective memory when it comes to the ACW. In 1965 the Confederacy experiences even worse racial tensions within and the world demands the segregation to end before it spreads and what the international community means is that they don’t what their country to experience violence because they can’t change another nation’s laws. LBJ promises to end segregation and his popularity drops so he then says that there still will be some limitations on minorities and his popularity rises back up. During the election, LBJ pulls off a victory but this time he wins by a narrow margin. In 1966 the world focuses on the Korean Peninsula when Americans, Chinese, and now Japanese troops are marching into South Korea but now Russia has its troops actually fighting the North Koreans. People fear that possibly both sides could get into a skirmish and world war 3 would break out. Protests in the US spread and burnings of draft cards increase. The Confederacy and Germany join the South Koreans and Russians and now rumors spread that there have been battles between WTO troops and American troops and their allies. Meanwhile, the Space Race heats up as now America and Germany go head to head with Germany slightly in the lead. Russia falls behind and their program takes third place. Germany and America both expect their programs to get to the moon by 1968 or 1969. Back on Earth the Korean War worsens when a stalemate forms along the border at the beginning of the war and thousands of men die day after day. By 1968 troop levels for America are at one million; for China they are at 450,000; for Japan 100,000; for Russia 825,000; for Germany 110,000; and for the Confederacy 75,000. In the Confederacy, Civil Rights leader MLK Jr. is killed and the world mourns the loss. By then LBJ has desegregated the CSA and has used force when needed but with focus now on the Korean War people forget about it and move on but there will always be racial tensions in the nation. Meanwhile, the US domestically has been a mess but President Rockefeller is still popular with his policies as they are liberal and socialist but still slightly conservative. He easily wins re-election in 1968 but critics expect that in ’72 it will be a heated battle between RFK and Nixon. In 1968 the Germans try to launch to the moon but failures on the ship lead to an explosion seconds after take-off and the man who was going to battle Nixon in '72, RFK, is assassinated in the Ambassador Hotel. In 1969 the US will land a man on the moon. Meanwhile, the Korean War continues to escalate and the world braces for a possible world war. The 60s end with turmoil everywhere and everyone on the brink.
A Decade of Détente (1970-1980)
The 1970s were a decade of change and also a period where the Cold War got dangerous but also calmed. As the Korean War intensified the world feared for the worst but elections were being held in the Confederacy and the world was watching. LBJ decided to step down after two terms and Jimmy Carter would run as the Democratic candidate. Carter wins easily in a landslide and like LBJ is a little hostile to America but Jimmy is a little friendlier. Carter is able to get the Confederate Nuclear Program on its feet and keeps things desegregated though there is opposition within his administration. America gets worried about Carter building up Confederate nukes but only a small percentage is used to create nuclear missiles. Most is used for energy or other things. The US decides to expand its arsenal some more and Russia and Germany follow suit. In Korea the socialists are losing and so America begins to back out slowly. Japan has already left and China has moved most of its troops out. As for WTO forces, the Germans have been gone since late 1969 and Russia is just sending aid. The Confederacy also is expected to withdraw by 1973 at the latest. Only America stays but because of all the high casualties around, people are fleeing. Many Koreans themselves have fled the region to Russia, Japan, China, and some to the US. As it seems the world is calming a new storm forms but this time in the Middle East. The oil nations have decided to cut-off supply to not just the US and CS but to Europe and Asia. The supply is shut down for a week and then prices that are extremely high are offered and the world is outraged. The CS is one of the least affected by this as they use their nuclear energy to stave off the crisis for now. In the US an election is coming up and it seems the socialists will finally lose. When RFK is assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles it becomes clear that the Republicans will win the presidency. 1972 is a year of sweeping victories across the nation for Republicans as in November the new president-elect, Richard Nixon, ushers in a new era of more conservative policies. In Korea, Nixon promises withdrawal and morale drops among the North Koreans and the South Koreans make large advances. The Oil Crisis, meanwhile, rocks the US and by 1974 but another event rocks the nation, the Watergate Scandal. Socialist headquarters were robbed and Nixon is accused and nearly impeached but he resigns and his Vice President, Gerald Ford, becomes the new president. Meanwhile, agreements are made between Germany, Russia, the United States, and the Confederate States to diminish nuclear stockpiles. In 1975 the US completely withdraws from Korea and that same year the South Koreans overrun the north. In 1976 the US economy continues to suffer from the oil crisis and in the CS when some scientists announce that oil has peaked in Texas an economic recession occurs until 1980. ’76 is also a presidential election year in the US and Ford is running to be elected but faces fierce opposition from the Socialists with Jerry Brown as their candidate. In an upset victory, Brown defeats Ford and begins an administration like that of OTL Carter Administration. Jerry and Jimmy, as they are known internationally help rebuild their respective nation’s relations with the other. Trade increases but both nations will stay in a recession until the early 80s. The Oil Crisis dies down but a new crisis forms in the Confederacy, one of political change. In the Confederacy a movement begins where there is demand for stronger state government. The movement begins to really get some strength and a new party forms, the State’s Rights Party. The party gains control of many seats and by 1978 the party has a majority in the House and is closing in on the Senate. Carter becomes worried and things just go downhill. In 1979 things get heated when the movement gets violent and riots break out in many southern cities. The world gets warm again in the Cold War when Russia invades Afghanistan to back its democratic government. To make matters worse, a U.S. backed Iran has its government overthrown by the Ayatollahs and hostages are taken that are Confederate and American. Carter points fingers at the US and blames them but Brown blames the CS for this. The Détente of the 1970s ends as tensions are rebuilt between the CSA and USA. Meanwhile, the current U.S. President faces heavy opposition from his own party, the socialists, and is expected to be knocked out by Ted Kennedy who is running for president.
The Cold War Nears the End (1980-1990)
1980 was going to be a decisive year in both the US and the CS as presidential elections were being held. Carter, whose popularity was fading, had decided to stick with just two terms and political division in the South is causing international tension. Cultural change throughout the world also causes tension within the nation as a crack epidemic begins among people. In the US a divided Socialist Party splits into the Socialist Party and the Democrat Party. The Republicans decide to nominate a popular man, Ronald Reagan, and he easily wins the election over both Democrat candidate Brown and Socialist candidate Kennedy. In the CS a State’s Rights Party candidate sweeps the nation and a new era begins in the South. The election in the Confederate States leads to the nation being isolated and with the federal government losing more and more power and the states gaining it looks like from the outside as if the confederation is falling to pieces. Meanwhile, Reagan makes major changes to the government. He cuts taxes for many Americans and undoes some laws that were passed under the many years of socialist reform even though there were two Republican presidents, Rockefeller and Nixon. He doesn’t completely undo the policies but diminishes them and decides to create the Strategic Defense Initiative or “Star Wars” but in reality it is a major bluff that can never be discovered by its enemies. Reagan also greatly expands the military on all levels. In the Confederacy a crisis arises in Texas where the State’s Rights Party has a heavy base. Texas is threatening to secede if the feds continue to tax anything whether imported goods or a person’s income. The president, though a strong believer in state’s rights believes that is too drastic and in July of 1983 the state of Texas becomes the Republic of Texas. The US immediately recognizes the republic and relations between the Confederacy and United States go downhill and never look to recover. Reagan’s popularity skyrockets as the people like him taking charge and being a leader unlike Brown who was the recent president as the international world pushed him around like with the situation in Iran as now that nation and Iraq are involved in a major war. In 1984, President Reagan is re-elected and relations with the Confederacy continue to falter. As for with the Russians and the Germans, it seems an alliance may form as the US has allowed much, much more freedom in Europe and the Europeans want a more unified community. Meanwhile, the Texas Independence Crisis continues as the issue remains unresolved. The US and many other nations support Texas and guarantee that if the CSA attacks they will back the Texan Army but by 1985 the US has its own problems at home. In Canada, groups that call for Canadian Independence get more noticed and riots break out in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec, and Vancouver. National Guard units are called in but the riots get more violent and soon some major figures in American politics are calling for Canadian Independence. Some even begin to call the government hypocritical for its support of the Texas Republic but not the support of Canadian Independence. By 1986 it becomes more dangerous and one day when Reagan is leaving a hotel in Washington after meeting with the Russian President and German Prime Minister to discuss nuclear weapons and is shot by a gunman in the crowd. Reagan gets lucky though and survives with injuries. The nation becomes worried and then to make matters worse the Iran-Contra Affair is revealed and some call for the impeachments of Reagan and his government but it never happens. Reagan still remains fairly popular but his ratings do go down somewhat. In 1987 the situation is deteriorating in both the US and CS as in the US bombings caused by rebels are doing severe damage to government buildings while in the CS it is the fact that the State’s Rights Party is becoming more and more radical and now other states are threatening secession from the CSA. In the 1988 election, Reagan’s VP, George H. W. Bush, runs against a divided Democrat and Socialist side and wins. In 1989 the world goes through massive change. It begins when Florida secedes from the Confederacy and declares itself the Federal Republic of Florida. By mid-1989 the US has subdued the Canadians and peace is resumed in the region but in the CSA, the Texans invade Louisiana and Arkansas. The CSA with a lot of problems on its plate begins to further disintegrate when Virginia secedes and forms the Virginian Empire. Virginia adds Tennessee and North Carolina to its territory peacefully in August. The US and the rest of the world watch as the Confederacy falls to pieces but a UN Peacekeeping force is put on the ready. By October the states of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina are left. These states are able to hold on for now as 1989 ends and it seems the Cold War is over.
A New World (1990-2000)
In 1990 the Confederacy holds an election and since the State’s Rights Party has dried up an isolationist takes power and the states allow for the federal government to increase in size. As for the new nations that formed from the Old Confederate States, the world recognizes them and they are admitted to the UN. Meanwhile in Africa, the region has stayed fairly peaceful thanks to the US creating a peaceful transition from colony to democracy but when Ethiopia loses a key ally in the Confederacy a civil war erupts and massive famine spreads. Meanwhile, the AIDS epidemic hits a high and in Africa the disease is causing instability as countless people are dying from the horrible disease. The US promises aid to the CSA but it rejects it. In May of 1990 the Confederate States faces a new problem when South Carolina and Georgia secede. South Carolina becomes the Kingdom of Carolina with a State’s Right Party member as Premier/King. Georgia, meanwhile, joins the Federal Republic of Florida but the nation, the Federal Republic of Florida, keeps its name and now has two states. Five months later the Texans cross the Mississippi River and invade the remainders of the CSA and in response the UN proposes sanctions against the republic. Alabama, meanwhile, becomes the Baptist Republic of Alabama. The Republic is very radical and sees the Archbishop of Montgomery rise to be the absolute leader of the Republic. By 1991 the Confederacy is never coming back and the Cold War ends as the Americans, Germans, and Russians form an alliance for securing democracy. In 1992 the US election is a crazy one as the main topic is the Fall of the Confederacy. In this election the Democrats and Socialists reconcile and reform their party with Ted Kennedy as their presidential nominee. Bush is unable to secure enough votes and loses the election. In Congress, the Republicans fall out and the newly reformed Democratic-Socialists rise into power again. The Socialists use their newly gained power to rebuild programs that were diminished by the Republicans. The top thing the Socialists rebuild is the Universal Health Care Program. They also begin to create massive programs to help the poor, to help everyday life, and to help rebuild the environment especially through increased MPG’s by law and heavy research into alternative fuels such as solar power, wind power, and ethanol. In 1993 the Texan Army conquers Louisiana and Arkansas and makes peace with Mississippi, which joins the Baptist Republic of Alabama which then becomes the Christian Republic of Dixie and a heavily segregated, racist society forms. Sexism also takes form in the Christian Republic. The UN calls for the discrimination to end but it doesn’t. Meanwhile, a failed terrorist attack on the World Trade Center by Baptists and Muslims leads to tension with the Middle East and Southeast. Then in 1994, all hell breaks loose when Texas invades the Christian Republic and quickly captures that nation with ease. The UN demands the Texans to leave but they refuse and so in May of 1994 the United States and a coalition of nations including Germany and Russia invade Texas through the Federal Republic of Florida as it is one of the coalition nations. The war rages well into 1995 but the US-Coalition forces are heading into Texas after freeing most of the Christian Republic which is then occupied by Coalition troops. By 1996 the war ends when Texas sues for peace. The nation is forced to pay for damages in the Christian Republic. In 1996, President Kennedy is re-elected and the nation continues to prosper toward the end of the 20th Century. 1997 is an uneventful year but 1998 and 1999 become very eventful ones. In 1998 the US Embassy bombings in the Christian Republic, Texas, and Kenya shock the nation and the world. In 1999 the USS Cole is bombed in the Gulf of Yemen like in OTL. The world then heads into a new decade, a new century, and a new millennium and soon the worst thing in man’s history will happen, not a third world war but something that will make a world unite.
A new century and a new millennium dawned upon the world and with it came a new era.
The First Decade of a New Century and a New Millennium (2000-2010)
2000 was a very crazy year as a presidential election changed America and the world for years to come. Kennedy’s VP, Al Gore, runs for president and is highly expected to win the election over former President George H.W. Bush’s son, George W. Bush. The election is a heated one and the closest in U.S. history. Vice President Gore is the winner but by a very slim margin after the Bush recount attempt fails. Gore then works to restore America’s environment and keep the economy strong. In 2001, Gore begins to pursue strong environmental policies. When a memo about an impending attack on America reaches his desk, Gore makes a move to increase anti-terrorist operations and funds for the units are greatly increased. On September 11, 2001, four jet planes are hijacked by extremist groups from the Christian Republic and the Middle East. Two planes hit the World Trade Center in New York City, another hits the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a fourth crashes in a field in Pennsylvania after passengers attempt to capture the plane from the terrorists. Gore speaks later that day and his popularity soars after he vows to avenge America. Days later an anthrax attack occurs when anthrax is found in buildings and mail and continues into November. In December the United States launches an invasion of Afghanistan and the Christian Republic results in the joint-religion Taliban being ousted from power. In 2002, Al Gore uses his new popularity for his reaction to the 9/11 attacks to introduce new strong environmental policies and surprisingly they pass. With the United States as a leader in the fight against terrorism and Global Warming so there is no kind of push against the US except by the Muslims and Hugo Chavez but even he begins to soften up to America. By 2003 some in Congress call for the invasion of Iraq and some of America’s allies begin to falter but when WMD’s are discovered the US invades with a massive coalition. Gore’s popularity soars and continues to rise and in the 2004 election he defeats the last real Republican threat, Jeb Bush. The only real change in the Gore Administration is when Lieberman is ousted as Vice President and Barack Obama becomes the new VP. Some expected Hillary Clinton to become the new VP but were surprised in the end. Obama becomes the first ever African-American Vice President. In 2005, the year of disasters as it is known as, becomes a very deadly year throughout the world. As the Indian Ocean and Spain try to recover from a tsunami and a terrorist attack respectively. On July 7, London is hit by a terrorist attack worse than in OTL but only slightly worse. Then in North America, the worst Hurricane Season begins and most of these storms hit Florida, Texan Republic, Cuba, the United States and numerous Caribbean islands. In late August, Hurricane Katrina hits South Florida and does significant damage. The storm weakens into a tropical storm but then quickly strengthens up to Category 5 Hurricane and heads toward the Texan city of New Orleans. Damage is severe but it takes the Texan President three days to visit the site and public outcry rages from all across the world. Texas is hit again by another major storm, Hurricane Rita. Then the next severe hurricane comes from Hurricane Wilma. Hurricane Wilma does severe damage in Cuba, then the Yucatán area of the U.S. and then heads toward the Floridian Republic. When the storm leaves Mexico it steamrolls toward Florida and hits on its Southwestern coast. The Keys and South Florida are hit hard and the storm then goes on to die. The Hurricane Season sees its last punch with Wilma and so then North America works to rebuild. This demand for unity in the continents darkest hour lead some to push for a “North American Union” similar to the European Union but more like one big nation. This idea gains popularity in a significant amount of the population. Gore’s popularity goes down some but Congress stays Democratic as proof shows that the Gore’s environmental policies helped prevent an even worse disaster in some areas. In 2007 the United States, Texas, Florida, Virginia, and Carolina form the North American Union with the US Dollar as the currency and a unified military to protect the union. The NAU becomes a massive new nation that resides over most of North America and its territories. In 2008 the former VP, Barack Obama, becomes the first ever African-American President after defeating a McCain-Palin ticket. The recession of OTL never occurred but the H1N1 flu becomes an even more serious incident but never surpasses 100,000 deaths. This decade ends much more peacefully.
A lot has happened this year with natural disasters and the NAU has been a key figure in helping Haiti and other events that have rocked the world. The NAU continued to provide aid throughout the world.