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A year by year timeline of modern world history from the War of French Dominance onwards.


1704: The War of French Dominance begins with a number of spectacular French Victories that enabled a drive to Austria. The allies, Britain, Austria, Holland and Prussia are dirven back on every front. In August, the French launch an attack which captures Vienna and destroys an allied army at the Battle of Blenheim. The Austrian Empire leaves the war.

1705: French and British naval forces clash, resulting in a French victory and naval dominance. Back in America, French victories in Europe led to the withdrawal of a number of British troops from America. Elsewhere, the great northern war ends with a Russian victory.

1706: The French launch twin invasions of Prussia and the Netherlands. However, both countries leave the war before victory is assured,

1707: Now the British stand alone. The French have forced the defeated countries to give them portions of their navies. As a result they destroy the British navy and launch an invasion, which succeeds in November. The peace of Paris unites the monarchies of France and Spain, Britain gives France the territory of Rupertsland but keeps the thirteen colonies..The house of Bourbon gets control over the Holy Roman Empire.

1708: French industrial pruduction increases drematically as the house of Brandenburg Unites itself with France. After the assassination of King Louis by radical partisans the French declare that the Paris-Madrid-Berlin axis as the "New Order" under the Bourban-Brandenburg House. By now, the rest of europe has divided into three camps: The Baltic league which includes Denmark, Iceland, Sweden, Finland and Norway and the Grand Alliance which includes Austria, Britain, Russia, and Poland. And lastly the Ottoman empire which controls the Balkans.

1709: The French and allied armies line themselves up on borders. Meanwhile, the French colonies of Canada and Lousiana are growing around an increasingly surrounded thirteen colonies.

1710: France begins the colonization of Africa. As competition grows between the powers so do alliances. Meanwhile a radical European nationalist group subverts the next-in-line for the throne of France, Louis the XVII. This group is known as the French Revolutionary Movement.

1711: The European Imperial Community as formed as a supernational union between France, Spain and the Germanic states. Poland-Lithuania petitions to join the union however its application is ignored for some time because of the rest of the communities fear of offending Russia.

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