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This article is the map game within the Atlantic Islands timeline. For the portal page, see Atlantic Islands.

What if some of sea mounts and sea ridges in the Atlantic Ocean were a bit higher so that there were a lot more islands between the Old World and the New World?

This map game will be used to explore and observe the colonization attempts by powers, the change of hands, and to complete the borders for Atlantic Islands. It will be closed from editing once finished.

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Pre-1600

See: 1400-1600

1600s

1607

  • British sailors sight the Kelvin Islands on their way to the Americas. Some settle on the islands while the rest travel to Jamestown.
  • The Italian States combine into one nation called Italia.
    • It'd take longer than that. Italy had no sense of unification in the XVII Century.
  • Planning to spread its influence over to the New World, the Swedish crown sends a small Swedish fleet to explore the Atlantic islands. The Swedish fleet sights the Kelvin Islands and the Greater Bermuda archipelago. At the return, the Swedish crown plans to settle this archipelagos in order to increase Swedish influence.
  • Dutch sent boats filled with settlers, weapons, food, and medicine to seek out Azores Islands.
  • Denmark–Norway sends a few ships to explore the Atlantic Ocean and the Americas, but colonial ambitions are less than hopeful.
  • French Huguenots sail to northern Brasil to instal a colony but get instead to Guyanas. They made a small settlement of 80 people, in modern Cayenne. Also the French Atlantic Company begins resettling Greater Azores. Many French country side people are given (sometimes false) promises of large terrains. Over 100 people begin settling at Hyères Island, and creating farms. Firstly wheat and sugar is grown, since people want to make rum for exports.

1608

  • Settlers from James Island (of the Kelvin Island) claim 3 of the Kelvin Islands; the settlers were driven off the fourth island by natives.
  • The Swedish crown settles a small settlement in the fourth Kelvin Island; They name it Fort Karl after Sweden's current monarch. The Swedish government attempts to keep good relationships with the native tribes, henceforth the natives decide not to drive out the small Swede colony out yet. A similar colony is established in the easternmost isle of the Greater Bermudas.
  • Champlain sets to claim North America for France and founded in 1608 Quebec city.
  • There is lots of activities in France's colonisation of Greater Azores. In Hyeres island there is now 200 people, mostly farmers. Du Croix Island, which is located nearly, is used as a prison island for prisoners. Roi de France Island is claimed and a cross planted by explorers but not settled. Near there explorer Étienne Brûlé discovered Explorators island. He discovered Brûlé Island which he named in honour of himself, also Champlain Island in honour of his friend Champlain, Cartier Island after Jacques Cartier and Basque Island. He leaves cows and pigs on Champlain Island for future colonist. All four are claimed for France. Later in the year the French Atlantic Company brings 400 settlers to Champlain Island and Basque Island. In Basque island Fort Rouge is made and 20 soldiers are sent there.
  • Dutch claim three Azores Islands, and start settlements on the coasts of the islands.

1609

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  • English ships establish a settlement on the farthest left island in the Azores (near the bottom).
  • Dutch send even more people and settlers. Dutch government doesn't know what they'll do with the islands but continue to build settlements. Starts to set up a formal government.
  • The mostly de-settled French Azores islands are expanded by the French Atlantic company. The Accord of 1609 made by King Henry IV allowed non-Catholics to practise their religions and customs in a free way if they came to the Azores to settled. Many came to Explorators Islands and French Azores. The French Azores were expanded and include Isle de Moutons and Monnet Island in the south. In 1609, 477 people came to the islands, mostly Protestants and some Jews.
  • English explorers land on the Bermuda Island in Greater Bermuda. Finding it unoccupied, they establish settlements and claim it for the English Crown.
  • Following the Swedish occupation of the eastern island of Greater Bermuda; Denmark–Norway establishes a colony on the archipelago's westernmost island.

1650

  • The English Civil War causes a civil war in the Kelvin Islands and in the English Azores island. A quarter of the population is killed in battle.
  • An earthquake on the Dutch Azores kills 200 people, Netherlands sends more people after almost forgetting they owned the islands.

1652

  • The First Anglo-Dutch War causes inhabitants in the British Azores to attack Dutch Azores from the south. Several ships from the Commonwealth attack from the north.
    • The Dutch naval ships kills over 400 soldiers from the commonwealth, but but the end of the war over 3,000 Dutch Azorians died.

1653

  • Battles worsen between Dutch and Commonwealth settlers in the Azores. Commonwealth attack New Amsterdam, but are defeated.
    • In the end of the war the British and Dutch sign a peace treaty (This also explains why about 37% of the population in Dutch Azores is British, and 35% is Dutch)

1654

  • 23 Jewish refugees from Brazil settle in British Azores, forming the nucleus of what would be the second largest urban Jewish community in history.
  • French Azores and Explorator's island's are briefly joined as one colony.
  • Dutch Azores set up a Colony Government which gave very small power to the colony of Dutch Azores.
  • A large influx of settlers, mostly Finnish and German, arrive at the colony of New Sweden (which also includes the Swedish islands in the Atlantic). In order to protect the rapidly increasing population, a local colonial guard is established.

1655

  • The Jewish community of British Azores petition for a separate Jewish cemetery and to build a synagogue, both of which are granted.
  • Due to the majority of the New Swedish population being Finnish and not Swedish, New Sweden is placed under the Finnish authorities of the Swedish Empire, instead of under the direct Swedish crown. This gives the local settlers slightly more autonomy.

1656

1657

  • France and England form an alliance against Spain. The French and British Atlantic islands create a stronger relationship.
  • The New Swedish capital moves from Fort Christna in the North American mainland, now a purely military fort, into the town of New Turku (Nya Âbo in Swedish, Uusi Turku in Finnish) in the Greater Bermudas.
  • Would also like to note the Dano-Swedish War happened this year, and it's possible the islands will have battles amongst themselves.

1658

  • French and English Azores attack Spain and the Canaries in the Anglo-Spanish War.
  • The Swedish armies land in Zealand and occupy it fully. Skirmishes in the Greater Bermudas also occur, leading to a Pyrrhic Swedish victory due to the Swedish army being larger and better-armed than the Danish one. In February 26, the Swedish crown proposes Denmark the Treaty of Roskilde; it's identical to OTL, the only difference being that instead of Bornholm and Trøndelag, the Swedish crown asks for Finnmark and the Danish colony on the Bermudas.
  • Mt. Orange erupts killing 1,000 people in Dutch Azores, the government is officially set up and elections are held.
  • French Huguenots in Anabon with expanded populations move southwest to another island called Dubonnet Island.

1659

  • The British Azores Island moves its city from King Port to the current capital of Cabecia, Cabecia City.

1660

  • The English Restoration begins. British fleets re-establish a stronger bond with the British colonial islands in the Atlantic.

1663

  • Navigation Acts are passed, requiring that all goods bound for the British Atlantic Islands have to be sent in English ships from English ports, however the islands maintain their trade with Dutch Azores and French Azores islands.
  • Dutch Azores start to rapidly trade with the British.

1665

  • Second Anglo-Dutch War begins. Despite being colonies, the British and Dutch Azores islands remain neutral during the war.

1667

  • War of Devolution starts; French fleets try to capture a Dutch Azores island and British Azores island, but are unsuccessful.

1668

  • New Sweden is renamed Christina after New Sweden's original colony, Fort Christina.

1670

  • Dutch Azores is formally recognized as a province of the Dutch and British Government with both joint control.

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