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So, what happened?
In 1789, the Bastille did not fall. Louis XVI was faster, calling for help from Spain and from the Holy Roman Empire. Against that powerful army, what they would called French Revolution, failed miserably. For that help, French debt grew incommensurable, and the king had to call the December Assembly, also called the Lights Assembly, formed by liberal and absolutist noble intellectuals. The king was obliged to sign the measures of equal taxes and austerity measures.
France after the Assembly
After disappointing the French nobles, Louis XVI asked to the British Army to help in case of any disturbs, promising religious tolerance and a ˜possible gradual implementing of parliamentary democracy in the country˜.
Upsets started by February of 1790, being the most famous the ˜Dukes Rebellion˜, which was only clashed in 1792, after British intervention.
After that, British government started pressuring still more France, to accomplish what it had promised. In 1793 religious persecution was prohibited and protestants obtained political rights in 1794. In 1795, William Pitt, the Younger and King George III agreed with paying part of the French international debt. in exchange there were held French first democratic elections in 1796 (nevertheless, only literate people with big properties could vote, which meant only five percent of French population).
The Liberals won the elections, and king was forced to nominate their candidate, Jean Baptiste Treilhard, Prime Minister of France. Treilhard Government was full of liberal reforms and public works, as building schools and hospitals. In 1798, France entered again in bankrupcy, to which he answered by declaring was on the Holy Roman Empire. Afraid of repression, Parliament and the King agreed.
Final 18th Century United Kingdom
The situation of the UK Government was terrible after paying French debts. There was a confront between the King and Pitt. While Pitt wanted austerity measures to be taken, George III thought it was not necessary. As consequence, Pitt demised himself in 1796. George did not accept the act, getting still worse in his sanity. After the assassination of some of his advisers, he was arrested. The Parliament decided to give the power to his son, George IV. His extravagances, nevertheless, soon disqualified him beyond the Scottish people, to which his reaction was clear: he dissolved Parliament with Private Army and started ruling as absolutist monarchs. Scottish non-confidence was punished by Edinburgh Massacre.
Scotland decided to get independent, leaded by Charles III, the Jacobite Stuart successor.
The Kingdom fell in Civil War in 1797.
The Great War Part I
The French war declaration on the Emperor Francis II provoked the Great War. Northern Italy went for France, Southern for Germany, Ottomans went on French side, while Russians kept German side. Even Portugal and Spain united to end the French block.
The first grwat battle of the war was the Battle of Glarus, in what would have ever been Switzerland, where, with the support of local population, France won. The Spanish try to attack French Catalonia failed completely: Charles IV died in the battle, and Spain was forced to leave the war. French besieged Vienna and Francis II was forced to negotiate. He would have to pay tribute to France and its supporters.