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The Failed American Revolution timeline assumes that news never reached Concord that the British were coming to seize the arms hidden at Barrett's Farm. As such, the army were successful in this and also seized arms at Worcester. The colonies did revolt, however the revolution was easily quashed and America remained a British colony, expanding much more quickly.




  • 18 Apr-Two British soldiers capture Revere, Prescott and Warren as they head towards Concord to warn the residents that the British are coming to seize the arms hidden there.
  • 19 Apr-British seize arms at Concord.
  • 23 Apr-British seize arms at Worcester.
  • 29 Apr-British attacked by New England militiamen under George Washington at the Battle of Nonesuch Pond. The British easily defeat the militiamen as they return to Boston
  • 1 May-Remaining militiamen and many ordinary citizens march on Boston and lay siege. The British cannot regain etnry and camp on Prospect Hill.
  • 20 May-Battle of Prospect Hill. The militiamen attempt to drive the British away and narrowly fail. The British re-enter Boston and prepare for war.
  • 29 May-The Continental Congress gathers up any remaining militiamen and publish a Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson leaves the Congress, feeling the motion premature, and defects to the British. The militiamen become the Continental Army and attack the British Army at Boston. The militiamen narrowly succeed in pushing the British out of Boston and declare it the capital. The British camp outside Framingham.
  • 1 Jun-The Continental Army annexes the surrounding towns of Charlestown, Cambridge, Newton and Brookline. Boston was declared the Capital of the so-called United Free American Colonies.
  • 3 Jun-The British Army attack the Continentals at Newton. The Continentals repel them and the Brits move further south, to Norwood,
  • 10 Jun-The UFAC annex Dorchester, Braintree, Milton, Dedham and Needham.
  • 29 Jun-The Brits attack at West Denham and manage to win. They slowly progress through UFAC territory however troops are siphoned off to deal with the town of Warwick, RI, which has declared itself for the UFAC.
  • 1 Jul-Concord and Lexington declare themselves for the UFAC.
  • 4 Jul-In a blow to the UFAC, the colonies of East Florida, West Florida, and Georgia declare themselves for Britain. Later that day, British troops besiege Boston.
  • 25 Jul-At the Battle of Warwick, the rebellion there is crushed by the British Army.
  • 29 Jul-The Carolinas declare themselves for Britain.
  • 31 Jul-Virginia declares itself for Britain.
  • 9 Sep-British troops enter Boston and capture it. A tiny number of Continental Congress members escape to Charlestown, which they declare the capital.
  • 13 Sep-The British take back the last UFAC town, Charlestown. The remainder of the Continental Congress are captured.
  • 15 Sep-The Continental Congress and Continental Army are officially dissolved.
  • 30 Oct-The Representation of North Anerica Act is passed in Britain. Each of the 13 colonies is divided into six regions, which each elect one person to send to Parliament. This placates the rebellious colonies. Similar arrangements are made for Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Rupert's Land and Quebec.


  • 9 Jan-The first representatives from America leave for Britain.
  • 23 Jan-King George III arrives in Newfoundland for a tour of the American colonies.
  • 1 Mar-King George III leaves St. Augustine in East Florida for Nassau in the Bahamas.
  • 22 Mar-A small rebellion in Boston in crushed by the British Army.
  • 1 Apr-The so-called 'April Fools Day Rebellion', the small town of Dorchester rebels. It is again quashed.
  • 19 May-Joseph Wanton died after a short illness. He was replaced by Thomas Jefferson, who resigned as an M.P. in order to serve as Governor.
  • 27 May-Georgia was extended westwards to the Chattahoochee River, creating a border with West Florida. Plans were made to extend New York, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire similarly the following year.
  • 1 Jun-The area bordered by the Mississippi River, the Tennessee River, the Carolinas, Georgia and West Florida became Alabama Territory, and the area was opened for settlement.
  • 10 Jun-Spain invaded West Florida, in an attempt to extend eastwards.
  • 16 Jun-The Battle of Biloxie. The Spanish beat a small British garrison and advance on Fort Charlotte.
  • 23 Jun-The Battle of Fort Charlotte. Britain just manages to repel the Spanish offence.
  • 1 Jul-Britain pushes Spain back across the Mississippi and follow them.
  • 4 Jul-Declaration of Independence was signed.
  • 9 Jul-Britain lays siege to New Orleans.
  • 15 Jul-The Battle of Nachitcohes, Spain is pushed back towards the Arkansas.
  • 23 Jul-Britain invades Spanish Louisiana in the north, attacking St. Louis
  • 29 Jul-The Battle of St. Louis ends with a resounding British win. They begin to push south to the Arksansas.
  • 9 Aug-The Battle of Petite Roche, the Spaniards are defeated in a battle also known as the Battle of the Arkansas. The Spanish sue for peace
  • 19 Aug-Britain calls a ceasefire,
  • 26 Sep-The Treaty of Cherbourg was signed. The whole of Spanish Louisiana was ceded to Britain.
  • 1 Oct-George III decrees that Louisiana is to be open for settlement.


  • 1 Jan-Pennsylvania is extended along the Ohio River to Lake Erie, New York is extended to Lake Ontario and New Hampshire is extended north to 45 latitude.
  • 23 Jan-The first settlers begin building a town at the Petite Roche, which was renamed Little Rock.
  • 19 Mar-Vandalia and Transylvania are made colonies. Vandalia is bordered by Pennsylvania to the north, Maryland and Virginia to the east, Transylvania (the Kentucky River) to the south and the Ohio River to the west. Transylvania is bordered by Vandalia to the north, and the Tennessee River on all other sides.
  • 31 Mar-North Carolina was extended to the Tennessee River.
  • 19 Jun-Alabama was made a colony, with the capital at the relatively new settlement of Birmingham, on the Alabama River.
  • 30 Jul-Charlotiana begins petitioning to become made a colony.
  • 13 Sep-Spanish Louisiana is divided into five colonies: Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Dakota and Louisiana.
  • 1 Dec-Charlotiana becomes a colony.


  • 1 Feb-All of the American colonies are renamed provinces.
  • 24 Feb-The British army attack Spanish Texas, in an effort to drive Spain back into Mexico.
  • 19 Mar-British and Spanish troops clash in the Texan deserts.
  • 24 Mar-Battle of San Antonio. Britain push Spain westwards.
  • 1 May-Spain has been pushed out of Texas. They stage a counter-attack from New Mexico but a repelled.
  • 19 May-Spain sues for peace.
  • 30 May-Treaty of San Antonio. All territory north of the northern borders of New Santander, New Extramadura, New Vizcaya, New Navarre were given to Britain. Las Californias was also to be administered by Britain. The terms were dictated by Britain, under threats of complete conquest. Spain signed the treaty under protest.
  • 11 Jun-All of the conquered Spanish territories are divided into provinces. They are Upper California, Lower California, East California, Deseret, West Texas, Central Texas, East Texas, New Hanover and New Luneburg.
  • 24 Jun-King George III leaves Britain to visit his newly acquired territories.
  • 13 Sep-King George III's ship, which was due to make landfall a week before, still hasn't arrived in East Florida. His wife, Charlotte, was made regent for the Prince of Wales, George IV. George III's ship would never be found.
  • 15 Sep-A man appears in Pensacola, West Florida, masquerading as King George III. Before the news becomes public, an unknown townsperson recognizes him as a petty thief named Alfred Rodney. The man is imprisoned, tried, and fined a large amount of money. He could not afford the fine, and drowned himself in the sea on the 23rd September.
  • 22 Sep-Rebelliousness reappears in the provinces following George III's death. The newly-acquired Upper California attempts to declare independence however as it consisted of a few farming homesteads and a tiny settlement called Georgetown on the border with East California it never gained any sort of momentum.
  • 23 Sep-A more serious uprising occured in San Antonio (or, as it was called by the British, St. Anthony). Declaring independence as the Republic of Central Texas under the charismatic Spaniard Juan Rodriguez. It consisted of San Antonio and the surrounding area, stretching as far south as the famous Rancho de las Cabras.
  • 1 Oct-British troops attempted to retake San Antonio however are repulsed. They lay seige to the city.

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