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|Rise of Japan|
|First Global War|
|Second Global War|
|Third Global War|
|Aftermath of the Third Global War|
|First Eurasian War|
|North American War|
|Second Eurasian War|
Post GW2 the world political situation in the world was quite different from OTL. The main changes have been shown below.
In North America, two new nations had been born. The first nation was the North American Confederation created from the British colonies in North America. The second country to be formed was the Republic of Texas which was a former province of Mexico who had acquired its independence from Mexico with the help of the North American Confederation.
The French monarchy was (briefly) restored in France. While many nations were restructured (the nations had been destroyed by Napoleon I), the Holy Roman Empire had ceased to exist soon after the demise of the Napoleon I. In its place a loose confederation of German states, dominated by Austria, with Bavaria in the southwest gaining influence as well coming into power. The European powers after the death of the Republic attempted to kill the spirit of democracy and liberty, but were not very successful. Italy was divided between three main powers: the Papal States, Sardinia and Sicily. This was against the wishes of the people, though to this day six nations still exist on the Italian Peninsula. The position of the Ottoman Empire weakened due to Egypt declaring its independence and the Ottoman Empire continued to retreat from Europe, with new states appearing in the southeast Europe; Greece being the first to do so. In Russia there was both happiness and sadness: the Russians had lost much of their Siberian provinces, but they had been able to acquire most of Northern India. Due to their loss of a land border in their empire, Russia invested in a massive navy. Germany remains divided with Austria controlling most of the eastern German states, Prussia is in the northeast and becomes an Austrian satellite, and a loose confederation of German states forms (Rhineland) in the west.
In Asia the position of the Japanese was good; they had acquired a vast area in Siberia. They had also been able to hold on to their province of Karnataka in India against the Marathas, but the presence of Russia in Northern India was a set back. This forced Japan to try and improve their position, which lead to the Japanese wars with the Maratha Empire. Nasir-ud-dawlah, Nawab of Hyderabad, became one of the most richest and powerful rulers in South India. In these wars with the Maratha Empire and the Nawab of Hyderabad Japan was able to acquire most of Karnataka up to the River Krisna and convert the state of Tamil Nadu into a vassal state.
A massive movement arose in Europe and in Japan against slavery and as result the slave trade is stopped and, nation by nation, slavery is abolished. There were many rebellions in the southern provinces of the North American Confederation, India, Brazil, etc. but these were all put down. All these rebellions were short lived and the slaves are freed.
Japan went a step further and took upon itself the mission to end all social evils in the conquered territories. The greatest of these deeds took place in the province of Karnataka where the Hindu custom of sati [widow burning] was banned, resulting in minor rebellions supported by Russia, but these were put down.
Resumption of Colonization
The nations of Europe and East Asia begin colonization of Africa and southeast Asia, as well as the Pacific. China, (in a resurgence period), begins to assert greater claims to Southeast Asia, as well as the remaining portions of Chôxen still in Japanese hands. This leads to the First Qing-Japan War between 1831-1837. Japan liberates Chôxen, drives the Chinese out of their tentative foothold in Southeast Asia, and captures parts of the southern Chinese coast. At about the same time, Texas began fighting for its independance, backed by the North American Confederation. Distracted by fighting against China, Japan is unable to provide much assistance to their Mexican allies.
France, Canada, Minnesota, and Arkansas became closer, signing the Treaty of Understanding and Friendship in 1872, in which France formally renounced her claims to North America. Canada, Minnesota, and Arkansas renounced their collective claims to France. The four formed a military alliance
Growth of Entangling Alliances
Gradually a web of alliances begins to bind the nations of the world. China formed an alliance with Russia against their common enemy, Japan. In Europe, Russia formed an alliance with Austro-Hungary to contain liberalism, forming the Alliance of the Three Emperors (along with China). Japan sought allies, and found one in France. This alliance was soon joined by Rhineland and the Ottoman Empire, both of whom feared Austro-Hungary or Russia, thus forming the Quadruple Alliance.
In 1882, Britain and her Commonwealth of British Nations, joined the Alliance of the Three Emperors (soon renamed the St. Petersburg League after the city in which the original alliance was negotiated). This proved to be a fatal decision. Mexico quickly joined the Quadruple Alliance (renamed the Grand Alliance) while Texas sided with her traditional ally, the North American Confederation, becoming a de facto member of the St. Petersburg League. In India the Maratha Empire had allied with the Japanese against the Russians while the Rajputs of central India and Hyderabad allied with Russia against Japan.
St.Petersburg League 1.China 2.Russia 3.Austria-Hungary 4.Britain 5.North American Confederation 6.Rajputs 7.Hyderabad 8.Greece 9.Texas 10. Bulgaria
Grand Alliance 1.Japan 2.France 3.Ottoman Empire 4.Rhineland 5.Mexico 6.Maratha Empire
The world was now increasingly divided into two armed camps; just waiting for an incident to set off war. The world found its incident in 1885, when Bulgaria and the semi-autonomous Ottoman province of Eastern Rumelia declared their union. The Ottoman Empire demanded that the union be renounced, while Russia chose to side with Bulgaria. Greece (who had lately been on the rise) saw their chance to seek vengeance on the Ottomans, siding with their lesser hated enemy, Bulgaria. Austro-Hungary reluctantly went along with Russia, and soon a tense standoff ensued in the Balkans. When the Ottoman Empire declared war upon Bulgaria, the alliances were triggered, and a chain of war declarations ensued, setting off the Third Global War.