April 12, 1861: The Confederate States of America attacks the United States Army's Fort Sumter installation, triggering a declaration of war by the United States government.
May 3, 1861: President Abraham Lincoln issues a Presidential Decree to conscript about 120,000 soldiers to fight the Confederacy.
June 21, 1861: The United States is defeated at the Battle of Bull Run and retreats toward the Potomac.
July 3, 1861: The Confederate States of America begins the Siege of Washington D.C.
August 15, 1861: General Ulysses S. Grant wins a victory against the Confederate Army at the Battle of St. Louis, and maintains Union control of the Northern Mississippi River.
August 17, 1861: Stonewall Jackson defeats the Union Army in the Battle of Lexington, KY, and takes control of the Ohio River Valley, causing a pandemonium in the leadership in the Great Lakes states.
August 30, 1861: The Second Battle of Lexington begins, as well as the Battle of Louisville.
January 4, 1862: The US Army under McClellan breaks the Confederate Siege of Washington D.C. after six months and one day. The CS Army is expelled across the Potomac and leads to the Second Battle of Bull Run -- A defeat for the Union.
January 21, 1862: The US Army wins the Lexington battle, but loses the Louisville battle, causing another fluctuation in power in Kentucky -- Managing to secure the Ohio River Valley for the Union, the battle continues to be a great stalemate.
January 30, 1862: President Davis decrees the "Personal Cotton Usage Act of 1862", declaring that "due to the hostility of the North, the CSA cannot export cotton to well-off nations without recognition of our sovereignty." This angers the British, French, Austrians, Prussians and Russians. Tsar Alexander dismisses it later, stating that Russia would be self-sufficient. However, the other four nations meet at Essen to discuss intervention.
March 1, 1862: The front line has stabilized at the pre-war borders -- Neither side wants to surrender or status quo. The United Kingdom, France, and the Confederacy sign the Entente Cordiale in Birmingham. The United Kingdom and The French Empire declare war on the United States.
March 15, 1862: Essen Conference finally breaks down as King Wilhelm I and Emperor Franz Joseph both walk out of the conference, and sign the "German Interest Pact" in Frankfurt. Wilhelm I and Franz Joseph sign a compact of alliance with the United States diplomat to Austria.
March 16, 1862: The Kingdom of Prussia and Empire of Austria declare war on the Entente Cordiale, siding with the United States.
March 22, 1862: The United States is defeated in several battles as French and British reinforcements arrive in the Confederacy, delivered obviously a long time before -- Known as the Second XYZ affair, with the United Kingdom and France having shipped the CSA troops long before the Cotton Embargo.
March 25: The United States loses Washington D.C, and the city is burned down. Lincoln evacuates to Philadelphia. U.S. Congress is dissolved until "further notice" and the US Constitution is informally suspended. In the fires of the city, The Gettysburg Address and Emancipation Proclamation burn up, with only small pieces left preserved to this day.
March 26: Prussia captures Strasbourg, Austria invades the "French ally" of Italy, and conquers Milan.
1863: President Lincoln refuses to appoint war-hero Ulysses S. Grant to lead the armies. His faith stays in General McClellan, who is holding the line.
The war raged on in a basic stalemate in America for several months -- while the European war progressed with a Prusso-Austrian victory in most campaigns. By the time of the 1864 U.S. election, the United States has expanded immensely in the north, taking the "cold steppes of Canada", while not being able to fight in the South.
'1864 United States Election: 'John C. Fremont (Democrat) wins 212 electoral votes, to Abraham Lincoln (Republican/Nat. Union)'s 21. John C. Fremont takes Oath of Office in Independence Hall on March 4, 1865.
March 11, 1865: Treaty of Boston is signed.
March 16, 1865: The Canadian territories are formally reorganized into legible US territories. In the continued dream of Manifest Destiny, the United States begins a violent genocide of the Sioux Indians across the Midwest. It becomes known as the Great Sioux War
April 14, 1865: President Fremont signs the Philadelphia Act, restoring the capital of the United States to Philadelphia, and commissioning the upgrading of Independence Hall into an operable building for the United States Congress, which has not convened since the Second Burning of Washington D.C. Congress is expected to be reinstated by 1868.
April 20, 1865: By Presidential decree, President Fremont abolishes slavery in the United States.
June 20, 1865: Washington D.C. is finally abandoned. The city is left to decay as buildings are gradually demolished, and the raw materials are collected to build Philadelphia into a proper capital. California, Nevada and several other states are admitted. Lower plus Upper Canada are both admitted to the Union after a deal between John MacDonald and President Fremont.
January 1866: Expedition to Asia: President Fremont orders the United States Navy to begin plotting potential expansion zones in the Pacific Ocean, as there will be little to no Confederate or British intervention in that region. The ships set sail from San Francisco, California to the West.
February 1866: Great Sioux War: The Battle of Red River begins. The United States Army faces several months of grueling conflict against both Metis rebels and hostile Sioux Indians and their allies. The slow progress of the battle leads to President Fremont appointing General Ulysses S. Grant to Supreme Commander of the US Army.
March 1866: Expedition to Asia: Commodore Perry reaches Honolulu, Kingdom of Hawaii. His division of about 6,000 troops are refused audience by the Hawaiian king, and immediately torches the Royal Palace. Hawaii is thrown into chaos as Perry's soldiers loot the city. Hawaii is forcibly annexed into the United States in what is called The Hawaiian Incident. The United Kingdom threatens war, but when Fremont calls their bluff -- The UK and her allies back down.
June 3, 1866: Lincoln's Exile: Abraham Lincoln leaves the United States.
September 1, 1866: Great Sioux War: The Battle of Red River continues to flare up. The United States, however, achieves the upper hand after the leader of the Metis rebels, Louis Riel is captured and promptly executed by US forces.
September 26, 1866: Great Sioux War: The Battle of Red River concludes in a massacre.
December 1866: Expedition to Asia: Commodore Perry arrives in Edo Harbor. After news of the American sacking of Hawaii, the Japanese quickly allow Perry to dock. Perry speaks to the Emperor, and The Shogun attempts to behead Perry and his crew. Perry's force opens fire on a group of Shogun samurai. Seeing the opportunity, the Imperial Court gathers as many soldiers as she can, and declares the rightfully named, Kikai War. The US Army command in California would ship another 12,000 soldiers to Japan, and another 6,000 to the Hawaii Occupation Zone.
February 14, 1867: President Fremont formally inaugurates the 40th United States Congress, meeting for the first time in five years in Independence Hall. The loss of 13 states is noted openly, as Congress' first act is to pass new budgets to ensure the continuance of American power on the continent, and to amend the flag.
February 28, 1867: The Confederate States and United States reach an agreement on Mississippi River trade. New Orleans is reopened to Union traders once more, but are taxed heavily. The same occurs in Union trading ports.
May 1867: Great Sioux War: The Metis leadership and Sioux leadership, both now provisional, surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant at Little Bighorn, thus ending the war.
June 1867: Expedition to Asia: Commodore Perry is martyred in the Battle of Osaka after he is brutally murdered by the Shogun. He is declared by the Emperor a "divine reincarnate sent to aid Japan in her dark time." His name in Japanese lore is, "Ryuujin Umarekawatta, the great pale man who with shiny deliverance, came to the shores of Honshuu and wrecked a nasty vengeance upon those who wished Japan harm.". United States Congress votes to rename "Los Angeles", a small minor city on the west coast, to "Port Commodore" in his honor.
January 1868: Expedition to Asia: The United States force, now under the command of General Arthur MacArthur Jr, a promising 42-43 year old man, soundly defeats the Shogunate at the Battle of Tokyo, routing Shogunate forces. The Shogunate surrenders, and signs the Treaty of Edo, surrendering all political power to the Emperor. Meiji is shortly afterward, coronated by force as Emperor of Japan.
November 1868: 1868 United States Election: President John C. Fremont is defeated by Ulysses S. Grant, after Grant secures 194 electoral votes, to Fremont's 100. His loss is blamed to have been because of Grant's impressive military credentials during the Sioux War.
January 20, 1869: Women's Rights and Negro Rights: Elizabeth Stanton addresses the United States Congress, pleading with women's rights and Negro rights, the first women to do so, and the first person to plead this case. Congress begins to make plans to "grant rights to the men that the Bloody South has thrown away", in the words of the Congressman of West Virginia.
March 4, 1869: Ulysses S. Grant is officially inaugurated as President of the United States. His first act is to organize Liberia into a U.S. territory. With promises of well-treatment, Liberia joins the United States. The Liberian Company forms, in which many blacks leave the US for Liberia. This also acts as a footstep for the United States into Africa, as Afro-American settlers expand into Sierra Leone and the Ivory and Gold Coast over the course of several months.
July 30, 1869: Ilya Ulyanov and Maria Ulyanov immigrate to the United States after their land is seized after Ilya's debts run rampant.
January 1870: West Africa Crisis: The United Kingdom and France threatens to bombard Liberia unless the United States withdraws. In a symbol of unity, Austria and Prussia threaten to bombard Marseilles and Essex respectively. The United Kingdom and France withdraw their threats after the Confederacy is abortive in threatening war, of which they are still healing from.
February 3 - 12, 1870: President Grant meets with Emperor Franz Joseph I and King Wilhelm I of Prussia in Prague, to discuss forming a mutual defense treaty. Interested, Tsar Alexander III shows up in Prague on the 10th to join the discussions. On February 12, 1870, the United States, Austria, Prussia and Russia all sign the Central Powers Agreement. This cements a friendship for them, as a sign of respect, Abraham Lincoln is appointed to the diplomatic team for Austria. Negotiating with the same man he refused to appoint, he apologizes to Grant and leaves the Conference on the 6th, disgraced.
March 17, 1870: The French Empire invades the Kingdom of Prussia in order to seize the Rhineland. Austria, Russia and the United States back Prussia. The Entente Cordiale collapses within seven days due to both the Confederacy and Britain being abortive in facing yet another World War.
April 1870: Quebec joins the United States.
April 22, 1870: Vladimir Ilyich George Ulyanov (aka Lenin) is born in the United States in the city of Detroit, Michigan. Ilya is currently employed at a steel factory in Detroit, while his mother works as a seamstress.
May 3, 1870: The Kingdom of Prussia defeats the French army at The Battle of Sedan. Gottfried Piefke, inspired by the great victory, writes "Der Sedanische Marsch", to commemorate the battle. Napoleon's armies are bloodied and retreat farther into France. The United States provides limited tactical support in the battle with 1,500 volunteers from the United States having already been in Prussia.
July 1870: Battle of Rheims occurs, with the United States providing almost half of the manpower in the battle. It is a US-Prussian victory, and France's capital is put under fire. Napoleon III asks for a negotiated ceasefire. General von Moltke accepts, and the negotiations begin.
August 3, 1870: Treaty of Versailles is signed by Emperor Napoleon III, General von Moltke, King Wilhelm I, and Nathan Hartwig (US emissary to Prussia), formally concluding the Franco-Prussian War.
August 15, 1870: After a compact established at Strasbourg some days later, Franz Joseph I withdraws Austrian influence from the South German states, and authorizes them to take orders from Prussia (or NGF). The German Empire is declared in Strasbourg. Nathan Hartwig arbitrates.
August 28, 1870: King Wilhelm I is coronated "Kaiser Wilhelm I of Germany" in Berlin. President Grant attends for purposes of showmanship.
January 1871: Congress passes the Voting Reorganization Act, establishing a new system. Each state would receive ten balanced Electoral College votes, meaning with each state admitted, the number would change. The states ratify it within two weeks.
February 1871: President Grant signs the Women's Rights Act, formally granting females the right to vote in the United States. The Confederacy sharply criticizes the move, stating that "it proves the weakness of Union men".
March 1871: President Grant signs the Negro Civil Rights Act, establishing "Afro-Americans" (meaning those of African descent born in the United States to a negro who has lived in an official state for five years), as legal citizens and eligible voters. They also are allowed to attend schools with whites. The Confederacy closes New Orleans again, due to the "niggeration of America" as the leadership stated.
November 1872: Ulysses S. Grant (Rep.) defeats Horace Greenly of New York (Dem.), 260-40 (26 states voted Republican, 4 voted Democrat.)
March 4, 1873: President Grant is inaugurated to his second term of office, with his Vice President, Rutherford B. Hayes.
June 1873: The Russian Empire, with economic problems, proposes to sell the Alaska colony to the United States. President Grant eagerly accepts, and acquires it for $6 million. He is criticized as wasting money on a "fucking icebox." At the time, oil had yet to be discovered.
May 10, 1875: Former President Fremont is appointed U.S. Ambassador to the German Empire. He is welcomed warmly.
September 1875: Economic pressure by the French Empire and the British, President George Washington Custis Lee convinces the Confederate Congress in Richmond to abolish slavery. Slavery finally ends in the Confederacy, and thousands of free slaves flee into the United States, where they will be treated as semi-legal citizens.
October 1875: Grant signs the Confederate Negro Act, formally recognizing any Negroes entering the US from the Confederacy as legal citizens.
November 1875: New Orleans is reopened to Union traders for the first time since 1871.
February 1876: President Grant states he will NOT seek a third term of office, staying with the Washingtonian precedent.
July 4, 1876: The United States celebrates 100 years of independence.
November 1876: MacArthur/Hayes (Dem. ticket) defeats Wheeler/Tilden (Rep. ticket) at 290-10 (29 states to 1 state, that state was Kentucky.)
March 4, 1877: President MacArthur Jr. is inaugurated as President, with Hayes continuing his tenure as Vice President.
June 21, 1877: Vice President Hayes is assassinated while addressing Congress, President MacArthur appoints Benjamin Harrison to be Vice President. Business as normal, as tensions between the Confederacy and the US slowly drain into a mutual distaste.
September 3, 1877: Second Mexican-American War: The Mexican military conducts heavy raids upon the Confederate-Mexican border, and US-Mexican border. President Juan Agusta makes overtures that Mexico will "squash the gringo and liberate Alta California and Tejas!". For the first time, President MacArthur and President Custis Lee meet in Richmond to discuss the Mexican problem.
September 10, 1877: Second Mexican-American War: The United States and Confederate States launch a cooperative invasion of Mexico. At the same time, the two Presidents sign an affirmation that both nations will adopt a policy of apathy for each other, and tolerate each other's existence.
November 1877: President George Washington Custis Lee secures yet another term of office as President of the Confederate States of America. The U.S. is glad to hear it, and furthers detente with their southern brothers.
1878: Bulgaria is freed from the Ottoman Empire by the Berlin Conference.
January 22, 1879: Battle of Veracruz occurs, Confederate General Robert Alastair Long and Union General Martin Hallmann unite commands for the length of the Veracruz March to Mexico City.
March 1879: Mexico City falls, and President Agusta is humiliated. He signs the humiliating Second Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the war.
June 1879: Concerned with the rising number of industrial monopolies and worker's rights, the "Anti-Monopoly Party" forms, and forwards Allen G. Thurman as its 1880 candidate. The bigger parties dismiss it as "too small to matter".
August 1879: Thurman picks Grover Cleveland as his future running mate, and begins campaigning for the election next year.
January 1880: Honolulu Accords signed by the Empire of Japan and the United States further extends the alliance that had been established in the Kikai War, now that the Empire was sufficiently capable of self-support. Emperor Meiji and President MacArthur tour Honolulu. Meiji asks for American support in a potential war against China. MacArthur is slightly abortive, but promises some semblance of support.
November 1880: 1880 United States Election: MacArthur/Hayes (Dem.), Garfield/Arthur (Rep.) and Thurman/Cleveland (Anti-Mon) are the candidates. In the end, Thurman actually wins the Presidency in a surprise upset. The final electoral college is 140-20-150 (14 states Democrat, two states Republican, 15 states Anti-Monopoly.).
1881: The Confederate States celebrates 20 years of independence.
January 25, 1881: Thomas Edison and Alexander Bell form the first American telephone company.
February 1881: Kansas illegalizes alcohol.
March 4, 1881: President Allen G. Thurman is inaugurated as the President of the United States of America.
March 23, 1881: The Boer War ends.
June 1881: Romania becomes a Kingdom under the ruling German dynasty's cadet branch. (Hohenzollern-Sig)
July 2, 1881: Former candidate James Garfield is murdered in cold-blood. Police investigate and do not find the killer.
November 1881: 1881 Confederate elections: Custis-Lee refuses to accept the nomination for the Confederal Party (equivalent to Democrats). Long/Twain wins the election for the party.
March 4, 1882: President Robert Long is inaugurated with his Vice President, Mark Twain.
January 4, 1883: Life Magazine is founded in the United States and Confederate States.
March 1883: Alabama is the first Confederate state to pass anti-trust laws. Inspired, Allen G. Thurman's party encourages states across the United States to do so as well.
June 1883: Congress votes to dismantle Standard Oil and US Steel. Both forces minutemen under those business controls to fire on US Army soldiers.
September 1883: Otto von Bismarck visits Bismarck, North Dakota, and meets with President Thurman. Bismarck is bestowed upon honourable American citizenship, as is Wilhelm I.
October 23, 1884: Assassination of President Thurman: As President Thurman is visiting Pittsburgh, which is now back under US Army control, he is fatally wounded in the heart by a disgruntled worker who believes that this chaos he has created is bad for the country. The man is beaten to death by the crowd, and Thurman dies within minutes.
October 31, 1884: Vice President Cleveland is inaugurated as President of the United States. Senator Adlai Stevenson I is chosen as his Vice President.
November 4, 1884: Cleveland/Stevenson is elected unopposed (Democrat). The Anti-Monopoly Party collapses and merges with the Democrats.
November 15, 1884: President Cleveland attends the Berlin Conference, as the United States is a major West African colonial power, having colonized from Sierra Leone west across Nigeria, which had thrown Europe off.
February 5, 1885: King Leopold II establishes the Congo Free State.
March 5, 1885: President Cleveland returns from Europe, championing the cementing of American influence along the West African coastline. America cements her place as a permanent Great Power.
November 1885: Long/Twain wins another term in office as President and Vice President of the Confederate States of America.
January 1, 1886: Burma is annexed by the British Raj, as a pre-emptive birthday gift for Queen Victoria.
1886: Coca-Cola is invented by John Pemberton in the Confederate States of America.
March 9, 1888: Kaiser Wilhelm I von Hohenzollern dies, and is succeeded by Frederick III. President Cleveland attends the funeral.
June 15, 1888: Frederick III dies after only 99 days in office. He is succeeded by his son, Wilhelm II. Cleveland attends the funeral and coronation.
November 3, 1888: Otto von Bismarck is sacked by Wilhelm II, he is replaced by General Alfred von Waldersee, beginning the period of near military rule in Germany.
November 4, 1888: John P. Leary / Arthur K. Tellman (Socialist) are elected to the Presidency, defeating Cleveland/Stevenson' (Republican)' and the Democratic Party candidates. This is the first Socialist presidency in US history. Nations are shocked.
March 22, 1889: The Stonewall Jackson Crisis: The CSS 'Stonewall Jackson' is raided by the Spanish Navy off the coast of Puerto Rico, after the Spanish Navy suspected several Puerto Rican independence leaders were on board. The CSS 'Stonewall Jackson' is then seized by the Spanish Navy and renamed "Cristobal Colon" and sailed to Havana Harbor. Angry, President Long immediately issues an ultimatum to Spain -- Return the 'Stonewall Jackson' or face war. Spain is backed by France, but the Confederate States is backed by the United States, who is eager to expand into French and Spanish Pacific territories.
March 30, 1889: The Jackson Ultimatum expires.
April 1, 1889: Spanish-American War: The CSS Third Fleet begins a tactical bombardment of Havana, Cuba. Confederate pirates raid the 'Cristobal Colon', but the Spanish sabotage it. The ship sinks to the bottom of the harbor in minutes. By mid-day, the Confederate declaration of war reaches Madrid. The United States and France declare war on opposite sides. The U.S. Army garrison in Japan, as well as the US Navy garrison mobilize.
April 5, 1889: The USN reaches the coast of the Philippines and begins bombarding Manila.
April 12, 1889: United States Army lands forces in the Philippines and other Pacific islands.
April 20, 1889: Adolf Hitler is born in Braunau-am-Inn, Austria-Hungary to Alois Hitler and Klara Hitler.
November 4, 1889: Confederate States 1889 Election: Louis Kelly, the son of an Irish migrant soldier, and a French seamstress, is elected President of the CSA. His Vice President is 'James G. Field', A Virginia lawyer.
December 6, 1889: Jefferson Davis dies. President-elect Kelly leads a nation-wide mourning for the "Stepfather of the Country". A statue of Davis begins construction in Richmond.
January 3, 1890: Vladimir Ulyanov changes his name to Vladimir Lenin, and joins the Socialist Party at age 20. He gives a heart-felt speech in favor of the war, causing the emergence of fracturing in the party, as pro-peace socialists and pro-war socialists fight over the future.
May 19, 1890: Ho Chi Minh is born in French Indochina. His father, a magistrate, supports the anti-French effort by the Indochinese nationalist movement.
July 13, 1890: John C. Fremont dies of old age.
January 1891: The German Empire begins pension programs.
January 26, 1891: The Chilean Civil War erupts. The Confederacy and United States remain neutral, preferring to let this play out on its own.
April 1891: Spain surrenders after a tremendous loss of life. The Treaty of Miami is signed, ending the war. Spain loses Puerto Rico and Cuba to the Confederacy, and Philippines and Micronesia to the USA. French Indochina is annexed by the US by force, and the US forces France to agree to permanent border drawing in Africa, along US colonial borders, expanding US influence there.
May 1, 1891: May Day Riots in France, sparked by anger at labour laws. The United States funds these revolts secretly. The French government fires upon the crowd, sparking more anger.
May 21, 1891: The United States funds open revolution in Colombia's Panama province. Panama declares independence and sells the United States the territory of Balboa. The US starts construction of a Panama Canal. President Leary defends this action as "shortening transport time from Asia to America." Japan, China, Russia and Germany applaud the move as a "great action". The British remind everyone that they had finished their own canal nearly thirty years prior.
But nobody cared.
May 31, 1891: The Russian Empire begins construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway.
June 25, 1891: Sherlock Holmes is published for the first time.
July 4, 1891: The July 4 Coup: The French Republican government is deposed by radical socialists. The People's Commune of France is declared by Premier Louis d'Evor. The German Empire further garrisons its borders. Britagne rebels and Occitanian rebels rise up as part of the Action France movement. The French Civil War begins.
August 27, 1891: The Russo-American Alliance is fully extended as the Treaty of the Central Powers Alliance is further integrated into national policies. The Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria both appeal to join the Alliance, afraid of British attempts to seed revolution. The various nations are asked to ratify these new members.
August 29, 1891: German Reichstag ratifies the proposal.
August 30, 1891: Austrian Reichstag follows, ratifying it narrowly.
September 2, 1891: Russian Duma votes yes, as Bulgaria is a relatively important asset to the Slavic movement.
September 5, 1891: The U.S. Congress votes yes, as long as Japan is accepted as well. The nations respond positively.
September 8, 1891: Japan, Ottoman Empire, and Bulgaria sign the Treaty of Warsaw, inaugurating them into the Central Powers formally. Emperor Meiji makes a speech encouraging "friendship of nations".
October 6, 1891: Stanford University opens its doors and begins accepting people.
October 23, 1891: 8.0 Earthquake hits Japan, and the Central Powers send economic relief to Japan to aid her in her struggle.
December 30, 1891: The pro-war Socialists under Vladimir Lenin, age 21, stage a walkout of the Socialist Party congress. The Leninists form the Marxist-Leninist Party of America.
1892: Coca-Cola enters public sale, and the Coca-Cola Company is founded.
January 5, 1892: Belgium occupies a chunk of Northern France, seizing Calais and Dunkirk, the French Communists condemn the action, but do not attack Belgium.
January 7, 1892: The Republic of Brittany is granted independence by France after the disastrous French assault on Vivarais. Occitan rebels are defeated, but Italy forcibly occupies the Alps and Marseilles.
June 30, 1892: Socialist-backed workers in Homestead stage a walk-out of their place of business and begin a large protest. The Socialist Party encourages it, while the Marxist-Leninists condemn it as "unnecessary furthering of tension in the United States."
November 1892: 1892 United States Presidential Election: Leary/Tellman (Socialist) is defeated by McKinley/Hobart (Democrat).
1893: Pepsi-Cola is created in the United States.
February 3, 1893: Thomas Edison opens the first motion picture studio in New Jersey. It is called Edison Autophotography. He refuses attempts to buy out the fledgling company and maintains control of it in the first few days of its existence, before...
February 5, 1893: Thomas Edison is mysteriously murdered in his home in New Jersey. His estate is sold in back taxes to Nikola Tesla, his Serbian rival.
May 1, 1893: The 1893 World's Fair opens in Chicago, Illinois. Vladimir Lenin, who is now a resident of Chicago, is appointed head of the American pavilion, which focuses on the great industrial change. Notably vacant is France, which is still under martial law by the radical socialists.
May 10, 1893: The US Supreme Court declares a tomato to be a "vegetable".
June 7, 1893: Mohandas K. Gandhi is arrested for public discontent against the Raj rule. The British government exiles him to the United States. Gandhi, as well as several thousand "Indo-Asiatic refugees" establish communities in the Midwest. Gandhi uses this opportunity to study American culture, and gather popular support for the Indian independence movement against the British, who have been America's enemies since 1861.
October 1893: Macedonian people in the Ottoman Empire form the "Macedonian Liberation Front" to free themselves from the Ottoman Empire. Bulgaria and the Ottoman Turks are silent on this as they gather supporters.
October 1893: The World's Fair of 1893 comes to an end.
November 1893: Confederate States 1893 Presidential Election: The Confederate States elects Arthur Jackson and Martin Teller as their president and vice president.
February 12, 1894: Emile Henry is elected Premier of the Commune of France. He is the first anarchist to hold power over France.
March 12, 1894: Coca-Cola is publicly sold for the first time in the United States.
April 1, 1894: Sino-Japanese War: Tensions over Korea have finally boiled over, and at 1200 JST, the Empire of Japan delivers a declaration of war to the Qing Empire. The United States and Russian Empire demonstrate support for the Japanese Empire. Thousands of Japanese soldiers surge into Korea and launch surprise raids on the Chinese shoreline.
April 3, 1894: The United States military garrison of Japan departs once more toward China, and the same happens in the Philippines.
May 22, 1894: Tesla opens his first wireless towers in Philadelphia and in Richmond. In conjunction with Bell-Edison Telephone Company, the first wireless telephones are established as a "hotline" between the two neighboring American powers, so in case of a diplomatic crisis, they may talk to each other.
May 30, 1894: American forces land in Shanghai, followed by a Japanese reinforcement.
February 12, 1896: Emile Henry is elected to a second term as Premier.
November 1896: McKinley/Hobart wins a second term in office, defeating the National Union, who has entered the first election since 1864.
November 1897: Jackson/Teller wins another term in the Confederate States of America's 1897 national elections.
February 12, 1898: Emile Henry is not reappointed to Premier, rather, the position goes to Louis d'Evereux, effectively ending the Socio-Anarchist control of the French "Revolutionaire Maison". Louis d'Evereux subscribes to the growing policy of "Leninism" that is emerging from the United States' popular socialist movements in the North.
June 4, 1898: The Sino-Japanese War ends with Japan annexing Formosa and Port Arthur, and establishing a protectorate over Korea. Russia establishes a protectorate over a breakaway "Republic of Manchukuo", and America backs the "Republic of China" running from the Qingdao Peninsula all the way to Shanghai. America annexes the city of Qingdao, and the "Republic of China" sets up a government in Shanghai.
September 15, 1898: 9/15 Revolution: The Qing Dynasty is deposed in a popular uprising against the monarchy's failures. The Chinese Empire fractures into a multitude of ethnic states, and those who are Han, for the most part, either form the Guangxi Republic in protest of American puppetry of the ROC, or join the ROC outright. The ROC moves their capital to the Forbidden City, and the Five-Race Flag now flies from the gates of the Forbidden City.
December 5, 1898: Robert Lincoln is appointed Secretary of War by President McKinley.