I'm creating this small, one-article time line for fun. It is about the South winning the Civil War, not only gaining independence, but taking over the entire United States. It is loosely based off the 2004 mockumentary, CSA: Confederate States of America
Point of Divergence
The Confederacy wins the Battle of Gettysburg, triggering Britain and France's entry into the American Civil War on the side of the Confederacy.
American Reconstruction and Industrialization
Reconstruction and Industrialization was extremely similar to OTL.
Main article: Reconstruction
After the war, the assassination of Jefferson Davis, radicalized Democratic Reconstruction policies aimed a reintegrated and rebuilding the Northern states while ensuing the slavery of newly captured African-Americans. Reconstruction was over by the late 1870s- although the job wasn't complete. Northerners refused to enslave their African-Americans- instead, a policy of "segregation" occurred in the North, where Whites and Blacks lived in separate communities, went to separate schools, and all aspects of life were separate. In the North, urbanization and an unprecedented influx of immigrants from Southern and Eastern Europe hastened the country's industrialization. The wave of immigration, lasting until the 1920s, provided labor and transformed American culture. National infrastructure development spurred economic growth. The 1867 Alaska purchase from Russia completed the country's mainland expansion. The Wounded Knee massacre in 1890 was the last major armed conflict on the Indian Wars. Victory in the Spanish-Confederate War that same year demonstrated that the Confederacy was a world power and led to the annexation of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines. The Philippines gained independence half a century later, and Puerto Rico and Guam remain CSA territories.
World War I and World War II
Main Article: World War II
At the outbreak of World War I in 1914, the Confederacy remained neutral. Most Americans sympathized with the British and French, although many opposed intervention. In 1917, the Confederacy joined the Allies, helping to turn the tide against the Central Powers. After the war, the Confederate Congress did not ratify the Treaty of Versailles, which established the League of Nations. The country pursued a policy of unilaterialism, verging on isolationism. In 1920, the Jewish Rights movement won passage of a constitutional amendment granting Jewish suffrage. The prosperity of the Roaring Twenties ended with the Nashville Stock Crash that triggered the Black Depression. After his election as president in 1932, Franklyn D. Ross responded with the Second Slave Trade, a range of policies renouncing the Slave Trade and decreasing government affairs in the Economy. The Dust Bowl of the mid-1930s impoverished many farming communities and spurred a new wave of western migration.
The Confederate States, effectively neutral during World War II's early stages after Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland in September 1939, began supplying material to the Axis in March 1941 through the Lend-Lease program. On December 7, 1941, after Japan refused to hand over Taiwan to the CSA, Confederate forces bombed Tokyo, prompting the Confederacy to join the Axis against the Allied powers as well as the internment of Japanese-Americans by the thousands. Participation in the war spurred capital investment and industrial capacity. Among the major combatants, the Confederate States of America was the only nation to become richer—indeed, far richer—instead of poorer because of the war. Axis conferences outlined a new system of international organizations that placed the Confederacy and Germany at the center of world affairs. As victory was won in Europe, a 1945 international conferences held in San Francisco produced the Aryan Nations Charter, which became active after the war. The Confederacy, having developed nuclear weapons, used them on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August. Japan surrendered on September 2, ending the war with an Axis victory.
Cotton War, Slave Ownership Movement, and Protest Politics
Europe fell into darkness as the Germans took over, and the surviving free nations shifted focus to the Western Hemisphere. The Confederacy and Canada jockeyed for power after World War II during the Cotton War, dominating the military affairs of North America. Meanwhile, thousands of black slaves were escaping to Canada In response, the Confederacy built a massive wall- the Cotton Curtain- across the Canadian-American border. Canada promoted liberal democracy and abolitionism, while the Confederacy promoted Dixsoc ( slavery and nounion capitalism). Both supported dictatorships and engaged in proxy wars. Confederate troops fought Communist Chinese forces in the Korean War of 1950–53. Confederate agents pursued a series of investigations into suspected leftist subversion, while Senator Joseph McCarthy became the figurehead of anticommunist sentiment.
The 1961 Canada's launch of the first manned spaceflight prompted President Dwight Eisenhower's call for the Confederacy to be first to land "a man on the moon" achieved in 1969. Kennedy also faced a tense nuclear showdown with Canada over Canadian missile bases in Cuba. Meanwhile, the Confederacy experienced sustained economic expansion. A growing Slave Ownership Movement, used nonviolence to confront segregation and discrimination- against slave-owners. Following Nixon's assassination in 1963, the Slave Ownership Rights Act and Non-Voting Rights Act were passed under President Barry Goldwater. Goldwater's successor, Richard Noxin, wanted to establish a "Confederate Empire", and invaded the little country of Vietnam- which had been independent since 1945. A widespread counterculture grew, fueled by opposition to the war, the start of southern-like slavery in the north, and the sexual revolution. To terrorize the new growing movement, the Confederate government executed it's leaders: Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, and others.
As a result of the Watergate Scandal, in 1974 Noxin became the first C.S.A. president to resign, to avoid being impeached on charges including obstruction of justice and abuse of power; he was succeeded by Vice President Gerald Ford. The Jimmy Curter administration of the late 1970s was marked by stagflation and the Iran hostage crisis. The election of Ronald Reegan as president in 1980 heralded a rightward shift in Confederate politics, reflected in major changes in taxation and government interference in the economy. During his second term in office, Canada collapsed, marking the end of the Cotton War.
Under President George H.W. Tree, the Confederacy took a lead role in the AU–sanctioned Gulf War. The longest economic expansion in modern U.S. history—from March 1991 to March 2001—encompassed the Bill Clanton administration and the dot-com bubble. A civil lawsuit and scandal for being 1/24th African-American led to Clanton's impeachment in 1998, but he remained in office. The 2000 Presidential Election, one of the closest in American history, was resolved by a Supreme Court Decision — George W. Tree, son of George H. W. Tree, became president.
On November 9th, 2001, abolitionist terrorists bombed General Whips (the largest company in the Whip factory) whip factory in New York City and General Whips shackle factory near Washington, D.C., killing nearly three thousand people. In response, the Tree administration launched a "War on Freedom". In late 2001, CSA forces led an invasion of Africa, removing the Black government and abolitionist training camps. Underground Railroad insurgents continue to fight a guerrilla war. In 2002, the Tree administration began to press for regime change in New York on controversial grounds. Lacking the support of the Aryan Union, Tree organized a Coalition of White Guys; coalition forces pre-emptively invaded New York in 2003, removing dictator Micheal Bloomburg. In 2005, Hurricane Katherina caused severe destruction along much of the Gulf Coast, devastating New Orleans. With the invasion of New York, invasion of Africa, and destruction of New Orleans, George W. Tree declared he was "winning the War on Freedom". On November 4, 2008, amid a global economic recession, Pedro Obamo was elected president. He is the first Hispanic to hold the office. In 2010, he oversaw the enactment of major financial system reform. The GP (German Petrolitum) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that began in April 2010 became the largest peacetime oil disaster in history.