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  • 4 July 1863: Confederate troops decimate the American defenses at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, opening the door to a massie invasion of the United States.
  • 15 July 1863: Stonewall Jackson's Confederate army reaches York and sacks the city, marking a strategic victory for the Confederacy and a disheartening defeat for the United States, whose ranks begin to fall into disarray.
  • 11 August 1863: Philadelphia is captured by the Confederacy, cutting off the United States army from defending its capital, Washington DC. This is seen as the beginning of the Confederate endgame for the American Civil War.
  • 16 August 1863: Robert E. Lee's army is repulsed from Harrisburg after a length siege, forcing him to retreat to the south and regroup with Jackson's units.
  • 21 December 1863: President Abraham Lincoln of the United States suspends the war effort to preserve what remained of Maryland and Washington DC from destruction, and enters peace negotiations with the Confederacy.
  • 7 January 1864: The United States formally surrenders to the Confederacy in the Treaty of Baltimore, and the independence of the Confederacy is recognized. The United States is also forced to relinquish a decent amount of territory.
  • 8 November 1864: Democrat George H. Pendleton defeats rival Abraham Lincoln for the U.S. presidency in a landslide.
  • 2 September 1870: The French forces under Napoleon III surrender to the Germans at the Battle of Sedan, leading to riots in the streets of France and the eventual overthrow of the Second French Empire and the formation of the Third French Republic with a provisional administration under the Government of National Defence
  • 24 January 1871: The provisional French government surrenders and enters peace talks with the Germans after the fall of Paris.
  • 3 July 1872: Following a diplomatic dispute, Confederate troops land on the beaches of Spanish-held Cuba, beginning the Caribbean War.
  • 10 October 1872: The United States enters the Caribbean War on the side of the Spanish, tipping the scales against the Confederacy and allowing the Spanish to attempt a counterinvasion of Cuba.
  • 8 March 1873: The Spanish surrender following the entry of the British into the conflict and Cuba falls to the Confederacy.
  • 11 March 1873: Spain is forced to give up Cuba, Hispanola, and parts of Columbia to the Confederacy.
  • 2 November 1880: James B. Weaver of the Greenback Party is elected to the presidency of the United States. This is considered one of the most influential and critical elections in United States history.
  • 7 June 1895: The United States Congress creates the National Safety Administration, which would later go on to play a pivotal role in international affairs through a variety of secret operations.
  • 3 February 1896: Russia agrees to allow American miners to mine for gold in Alyeska during the Alyeskan Gold Rush.
  • 6 October 1908: Balkan Crisis of 1908 begins. Austria-Hungary annexes Ottoman territories causing widespread international outrage, however they later agreed to pay for them. However, Russia forces the Austrians to relinquish these territories to Serbia, much to the dismay and humiliation of Austria-Hungary.
  • 1 July 1911: The Agadir Crisis of 1911 begins. Germany sends gunboats to Spanish Morocco to "protect their interests" but actually intervenes in the Morrocan Rebellion against Spain. Later, the Confederacy sends ships to defuse the crisis, but their way back they are intercepted and captured by the United States after accusations of violation of U.S. waters.
  • 18 July 1911: The Great War begins with the invasion of the Confederacy by American troops. Americans crossed into Virginia hoping to quickly secure victory by sacking Richmond and forcing a surrender.
  • 28 July 1914: Europe enters the Great War following the assassination of the Austrian leader Archduke Franz Ferdinand by Serbian nationals and the declaration of war by the two powers.
  • 8 March 1917: The Russians pull out of the Great War following the start of the Russian Revolution.
  • 11 November 1918: The Great War ends, and the humiliating treaties that result from it plant the seeds of nationalism that would explode into the World War a few decades later.
  • 12 April 1923: The National Safety Administration launches Operation Blizzard (also known as the Russian Purge), securing Leon Trotsky's assurance as the next leader of Russia.
  • 1 January 1935: Russia begins the First Red War, World War, and Russian Revolutionary Wars with the invasion of the Baltic States.
  • 12 November 1949: The World War comes to an end, having drastically changed the globe forever and set events in motion that would hover over the world for decades. Communism has spread across the globe and National Socialist aggression has been contained but not stopped.
  • 7 August 1994: The French War begins when the Germans and North French governments step in to crush the Rebellion of 1994 and South France responds by declaring war.

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