First Great War

Novembe 8, 1805 -

Location Europe, North America, South America
Result Decisive Coalition Victory

Flag of the United Kingdom Great Britain

Flag of Prussia Prussia

Flag of Russia Russia

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Flag of France French Empire

US flag with 15 stars by Hellerick United States

Flag of the Ottoman Empire Ottoman Empire

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Commanders and leaders

Flag of the United Kingdom Duke of Wellington

Flag of Prussia Frederick William III

Flag of Russia Alexander I

Flag of France Napoleon I

Flag of France Pierre-Charles Villeneuve

US flag with 15 stars by Hellerick Thomas Jefferson

The First Great War was originally an conflict between the French Empire and British Empire, but spread to include the United States, Ottoman Empire, and Russia, which all, except the US, were involved in the Napoleonic Wars. The war would be the deadliest war in history, with deaths coming from disease, new technology, and other factors leading to the mass death toll.

The war initially started with the British defeat at Trafalgar, and later expanded after Austria and Russia were knocked out of the fight at the Battle of Austerlitz. Russia and Austria later joined after the Ottoman Empire sided with France, and after an incident between the US and Great Britain led to the US joining France and the Ottoman Empire. Revolutionaries in New Spain joined the Coalition, causing destabilizing within the Spanish Empire.

After the First Great War, the US dominated North America, the newly independent countries in Latin America were fairly crippled to deal with the rising Manifest Destiny within the population of the United States, France dominated world affairs, Prussia was annexed, and the Ottoman Empire became an world power until the late 1890s and early 1900s, and Great Britain and Russia were licking their wounds.


Napoleonic Wars

Before the Napoleonic Wars turned into the First Great War, France was already at war with the United Kingdom, Portugal, Austria, and Russia. The British Royal Navy was devastated at the Battle of Trafalgar, and resulted in the death of Admiral Horatio Nelson. Russia and Austria was devastated at the Battle of Austerlitz, and for an short period of time, dropped out of the war. Portugal was near defeat, as the Duke of Wellington, who placed in command of the British Army in Portugal, retreated back to England to prepare for defenses.

Border clashes and threats in North America

As war engulfed Europe, Britain continued to support the Native Americans in the Louisiana Purchase and British subjects, who were constantly trying to flee into the United States. Following the Quebec Uprising, British forces in the country were deployed to Quebec, or taken from British Canada to the home islands for the defense of Britain against Spain. The British soldiers still stationed accused the United States of harboring deserting soldiers, and civilians. American shipping also came under attack from British warships, causing the USS Constitution to attack British ships coming near of American merchant ships.

Attacks on Ottoman Shipping

The Ottoman Empire was already at war with Great Britain and its allies, as it sided with France during the Napoleonic Wars. Following an British attack on an convoy carrying women and children occurred, the Ottoman Empire joined the French Empire and the United States in what would become the bloodiest conflict of all history.

Course of the war

Mediterranean Front

The first shots of the war were fired after the Turkish fleet engaged the British fleet on November 8, starting the First Great War. The news of the war didn't reach the US until the 1st of December, France until November 14, and Great Britain until December 23.

After the news of the attack reached Istanbul, Turkish forces pushed up through the Balkans, toward Austria, in which France would attack from the north. When Turkish forces crossed the border on November 23, the Austrian Army was defeated at the Battle of the Balkans, and later at the Battle of Vienna. On December 6, Austria fell, and was divided between the Ottoman Empire and French Empire.

When the division occurred in Austria, the Turkish and French leaders decided to divide it vertically, so the Ottoman Empire received eastern Austria, bordering it against Russia, and France received western Austria, which increased the size of the Empire.

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