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The (early) death of George Washington

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The American Revolution Ends

On April 1, 1775, George Washington was poisoned by a British spy. He died the next morning at his home in Mount Vernon. Because of his absence, the Americans lost the Battle of Yorktown. Shortly afterward, the Americans completely surrendered the Revolutionary War. To punish the Americans for treason, George III held the entire American population in slavery. He then initiated extermination, by means of mass murder, of the American population. About 70 percent of the population was eliminated in the "American Holocaust."

Claims of the Thirteen Colonies

In the Spring of 1776, French fleets landed in Massachusetts, and claimed the American colonies for French King Louis XVI. The British were completely unaware of this until, On July 4, 1776, Spanish fleets landed in New Hampshire and claimed the colonies for Spain's King Charles III. Then, the British Army, who had been occupying trhe colonies, and the Spanish army began fighting in Delaware. Soon France joined the fight.

The World War (1776-1778)

The French got the small American militia on their side by promising freedom, the Spanish received an ally in neighbor Portugal, and the British received help from Russia. Fighting broke out in America, England, Spain, Portugal, Russia, and France, and it was an unknown British journalist who first named the battle for the colonies, "The World War." The fighting was a huge setback for all of the fighting countries and others, as rationing of citizens began, governments called men to fight, and the British-Russian Alliance caused mass murders of civilians in Spain and France. In the Battle of Madrid, the Spanish-Portuguese and the French-Americans fought brutally in Spain's capital. After huge losses were suffered by both armies, Spanish General Pedro Santa Rosa and French General Pierot Varnet agreed to the Treaty of Madrid, which stated that France and Spain would unite to defeat the British and that in the event of winning the war, each country would be given six colonies. The ownership of the remaining colony would be decided randomly. The British were not anticipating the treaty, and were not prepared for the enormous Spanish-French Army. But the British-Russians fought bravely and put up a fight in the Second Battle of London.

Peace in Europe

Eventually, the leaders of all three countries agreed to the London Peace Treaty of 1778, which stated that the war should cease, and that each country would receive four colonies. The remaining colony, as an act of kindness, would be set free. Britain received New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. France received New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. And Spain received Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. It was Georgia that was set free as the Republic of Georgia. Britain gave its colonies a collective name of New Britain, France combined its colonies into a territory called L'horizon, and Spain did the same, naming its territory America Espanola. Each territory remained close to its parent country, but each ruled itself as a constitutional monarchy.

Changes in Georgia

By November 1778, Georgia was in total confusion and anarchy, and there was no known form of government. Several military groups emerged, and one took control, the Georgian Republican Army. The GRA promised better lives for all Georgians and on November 14, 1778, GRA Chairman Lucas J. Stone became Chancellor of Georgia. At first, Chancellor Stone kept the GRA promises. But on March 16, 1779, he invaded America Espanola. The armies of New Britain and L'horizon quickly intervened, but the small militias were no match for the harshly and repetitively trained GRA. The overseas territories called for backup and the British Army came over immediately. Hearing of this, Chancellor Stone ordered GRA General Ivan Swenson to force the men of America Espanola to join the GRA, and soon every man from the age of 14 up was enrolled in the Army. The expanding GRA was gaining on the weakening British army, and the British called for Spanish intervention. Meanwhile, Swenson lead troops into L'horizon and captured the capital city of Ville de Louis. Soon the entire French territory was captured and the Frenchmen joined GRA, too. In July 1779, the GRA captured New Britain. On July 10, a British lieutenant assassinated Chancellor Stone, and a 19-year-old man named Peter Johansson seized the office of Chancellor. He was ruthless, invading New Britain, and forcing surrender of the British, French, and Spanish forces. By March of 1780, American Espanola, New Britain, and L'Horizon were almost completely occupied by GRA troops. The British, French and Spanish sued for peace with Georgia and offered half of the territory of L'Horizon, all of New Britain, and 3 quarters of American Espanola as terms if accepted, but Johansson refused and called the term "an insult not worth the droppings from my horse".

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