THE CURRENT YEAR IN THIS TIMELINE IS 2009
- 1777: 13 colonies dreaming of independence, fight alone for it, without help from France, Spain or the Netherlands. They win independence in 1786, but the war is hard, and later, the United States government and citizens do not agree to the idea of Manifest Destiny, and don´t run to the west of North America, the original 13 United States still be just thirteen in the east coast of North America and does not (try or obtain) grow up against the Treaty of Paris in 1783, America does not expand westward and only makes small strategic gains along it's borders.
So the United States is neutral and peaceful like Switzerland, going deep in business with everybody, but the regional and global wars still run the world, a world with a real industrial and economically focused America.
Thirteen British colonies in North America declare their independence as the United States of America.
France, the Netherlands, and Spain, who were at war with Britain, pledge their support to the U.S.
Canada declares its independence.
Quebec declares its independence.
Treaty of Paris ratified. Recognises Canada, Quebec, and the U.S. as independent but stipulates that they must remain neutral in international affairs.
Problems World Wide
In this timeline there has yet to be a Communist state. This means that theres no failed Communist state to point to and say "see it doesn't work, just look at them". This means radical Communism is gaining favor in some European nations, particularly Germany, Italy, France, Brazil , and Mexico.
Nuclear weapons where dismissed as they could destroy the world. This does not mean that there are no nukes, just only a few nations have a couple stashed away.
Neo-Paganism is picking up speed in a few nations, mostly in Greece, which is a problem due to it's state religion of Greek Orthodox Christianity. Militant Atheism, which aims to destroy religion, is gaining strength in the Northern US in response to evangelical Christianity in the South.
Every nation has its own problems that threaten to break into all-out war, the planet is at the brink, right before this occurs.