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Following the Battle of Long Island, Howe pushes into Brooklyn Heights at the advice of his fellow officers, successfully decimating the remnants of the Continental Army and capturing George Washington. This defeat, albeit a very bloody fight, successfully ends the war in favor of the British, now being known as the Rebellion of 1775. Many of the American rebels were thereafter executed for high treason. The end of the conflict was largely absent. The British monarch had deep interest into the outbreak and causes of the violence, he instructed Prime Minister Lord North to hold a Royal Commission, which thereafter recommended the abolishment of unpopular taxation and increased autonomy. Both of which were initially accepted, but were rejected by the cabinet.

Butterflies

Europe

Britain

The end of the rebellion solidified British strongholds in the region, allowing Great Britain to continue exercising naval supremacy, it also provided an endless stream of lumber and other materials.

France

The French Revolution(s) of 1789 - 1803 are altered considerably. The French monarch, Louis XVI, struggles with the impacts of liberty and the idealistic concepts of republicanism. Despite this, bread riots break out, the ensuing violence results in the adoption of radical, and somewhat idealistic ideas.

  • The end of privileged, all men are created equal.
  • Curbing nobility.

Regardless of growing dissent, the National Assembly did not amend the 1792 constitution, whereby keeping the Bourbon dynasty as a ceremonial component of the greater French political system. The Austrians and Prussian however, became ever more agitated by the radicalism in France, concerned by their own citizenry.

As Austrian troops crossed into French territory from Belgium and Baden, the National Assembly sent a ultimatum and demanded their withdraw. As the Austrians hesitated, Prussian troops assembled on the Rhine. As the Kings power had been reduced significantly, his pleas for peace fell on deaf ears. With the ultimatum rejected, French troops frantically gathered, lacking uniforms or coherent orders, left for the Rhine. With the King silenced, the public turned their full attention to defeating the invading armies. French troops eventually won a decisive victory at the Battle of Valmy, this convinced the British that without being checked, the entire coastline from Amsterdam to Bordeaux could present a lethal strategic threat. Secretly informed of British intentions, the now re-named Constituent Assembly, issued without prior consultation with Louis XVI, a hastily written declaration of war.

In 1794, relatively unknown artillery officer, Napoleon Bonaparte, led a successful invasion of the Austrian Netherlands, contributing to the creation of an independent Belgium installing Hendrik Van der Noot as the Prime Minister. Hoping to push the coalition armies into the sea, French forces thereafter invaded the Dutch Republic, hitherto to sever communications between Britain, Prussia, and Austria. Other notable and decisive French victories included the Battle of Fleurus (1794), any Austrian hopes for a final push to Paris had now diminished.

By 1795, both Prussia and then Spain were knocked out of the war, Austria faced defeat, after losing Belgium, and was completely cut off from Great Britain. In 1796, France launched a three-pronged offensive to destroy Austria and thus render Britain impotent. The southern front was controlled by Napoleon Bonaparte, a veteran commander who had rapidly arisen due to his skill. After destroying Sardinia-Piedmont, he won victories at Dego, Lodi, and Arcole; he thereafter gave chase, as the Austrian Army fled in terror.

German states

Because there were no Napoleonic Wars, Prussia would never unify Germany. OTL Germany would remain in many smaller states for a much longer time, although bits and pieces would unite over time.

North America

Canada, and the Hudson

The end of the rebellion did little to settle the disputes concerning taxation without representation. Several proposals included seats in Westminster this however, never eventuated. As the 1780's progressed conditions improved, the prospects of renewed conflict faded.

Mexico

Mexico itself sought independence within the scope of this timeline. Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, an educated priest presided over meetings over whether to disobey the tyrannical government in Madrid. It was agreed that Mexico should seek self-governance, due to the mistreatment of the poor. Concluding that the ills of Mexican society should be corrected, this thereafter materialized into an outright revolution against the Spanish government. The violence was vicious, guerrilla bands from both sides committed deplorable acts of violence against the opposing side, anyone suspected of loyalist tenancies was summarily executed. The self-appointed Mexican King Iturbide, declared his comitment to the "three principles", calling for the reconstruction of Mexican society. However, his republican rivals outmaneuvered Iturbide and his followers and proclaimed a republic. While the core tenants of the "three principles" of liberty, justice, freedom, were maintained and expanded upon.

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Africa

Asia

Oceania

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