THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS Welcome to a world of new colonial empires. You are the heavyweights? The German Empire, The Netherlands, Austria-Hungary, Sweden, and Denmark.
- February 1480
- Minor POD The Netherlands is formed
- August 1492
- Main POD Christopher Colombus disappears on his voyage to find Asia
- March 1494
- Major POD A Great Depression-like state mysteriously falls over western Europe
- The Netherlands fund nervously a voyage to Asia
- June 1497
- The voyage finds the Americas
- May 1507
- The Netherlands establishes the colony of New Amsterdam
- April 1666
- The Netherlands perchase New Sweden from Sweden in exchange for naval ships
- January 1700
- Sweden declares war on Denmark, War of the Arctic begins.