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Timeline (Britain Keeps America)

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  • The Intolerable Acts are passed, and cause severe outrage in the American colonies.
  • The Quebec Act is not passed, angering French colonists in Quebec.


  • The Representation Act is passed, which gives the Americans representation in British Parliament.
  • The Battle of Lexington and Concord occurs and the First American Revolt begins.
  • The Siege of Boston begins.
  • Fort Ticonderoga is conquered by the American rebels


  • The British flee Boston following the placement of American cannons on Dorchester Heights.
  • The Quebecker Revolt begins when 500 rebels seize Fort Chambly in Quebec.
  • The Battle of Ridgefield occurs in Connecticut, and is won by the rebels.
  • The United States of America is proclaimed from Philadelphia, and is made up of eight colonies.
  • The Battle of Long Island occurs. British forces defeat the rebels, and capture Washington. Congress is forced to disband, and the British take control over the northeast again.
  • Quebec rebels are defeated at Sorel-Tracy, ending the rebellion.
  • The Battle of Providence is won by the British, and takes out the last rebels. The First American Revolt is now over.


  • The Battle of Quebec occurs and the French rebels are defeated, ending the rebellion there as well.
  • Hoping to avoid further rebellions, further rights are given to the Americans, though they are still under the control of the British crown. Similar reforms occur in Quebec.


  • The French Revolution begins.



  • French-speaking colonists clash with British American settlers in the Ohio River Valley, beginning the Ohio War.
  • The Battle of Losantville (OTL Cincinnati) occurs, and American settlers conquer the city. The Quebecois lose control over most of Ohio.
  • Battle of Fort Cleveland occurs, and Quebecois fight against British regulars attempting to establish order. The American settlers ally themselves with the British.


  • The Battle of Toledo begins, and Quebecois forces are routed and forced to retreat back to Quebec. Ohio becomes under the control of American settlers, and the Ohio War ends.


  • Spain transfers control of Louisiana to the French. Not wanting to sell Louisiana to the British, Napoleon decides to keep control over Louisiana.


  • The War of the Fourth Coalition begins. The British, fearing possible French invasions coming from New Orleans, assaults the port for the next several months.


  • With the absence of most of the British army, several patriots in the United Colonies of America rise up in rebellion, beginning the Second American Revolt. Similar rebellions begin in Quebec.
  • The returning British soldiers are defeated in the Battle of Philadelphia, giving the Americans hope.


  • The Battle of Trenton occurs, and hundreds of British are captured or killed. The British cannot afford to send reinforcements due to the ongoing Peninsular War.
  • The United States of America is once again proclaimed from Philadelphia, this time made up all thirteen colonies plus Ohio.
  • The Americans catch the British off guard in the Battle of New York, and successfully drive them out of the city.


  • Several southern campaigns by the Americans kick the British out of the southern colonies.
  • General Howe is captured in the Battle of Boston, the British Army surrenders.
  • The United States and Quebec receive independence from Great Britain.



North America following the Second American Revolt

  • The First American-Quebec War begins when Quebeckers conquer Fort Gower. The Quebec have significant help from Tecumseh.
  • Quebec forces conquer Toledo, after defeating a force led by William Hull.
  • American General Henry Dearborne successfully defends Losantville, which ends the Quebec momentum.
  • The Spanish American War of Independence begins when Mexico declares its independence.


  • Henry Dearborn kills Tecumseh in the Battle of Tippecanoe, ending the Native American's role in the fighting.
  • The new United States Navy defeats Quebec in the Battle of Lake Erie, asserting dominance over the Great Lakes.
  • Dearborn's force takes back Toledo.


  • William Henry Harrison of the US successfully lands on the northern beaches of Lake Erie.
  • The city of Windsor is taken by American forces. US forces now threaten the capital, Quebec City.
  • Quebec surrenders, and the Treaty of Boston is signed, in which OTL northern Maine, Ohio, and Michigan are given to the US.


  • Antonio Valero de Bernabé leads a revolution in Puerto Rico against Spanish authorities.
  • Forces under Simon Bolivar land in Puerto Rico and defeat the Spanish in several battles.


  • British colonists and angry Mexicans in Texas rebel against the Mexican government, and fight several battles.


  • Following the Battle of San Jacito the British announce their support of the rebels. The British soldiers begin to cross the Rio Grande.
  • British rebels in California announce their independence from Mexico, setting up the Californian Republic.
  • British soldiers capture General Santa Anna in the Battle of Mexico City, and Mexico surrenders. Texas and California join the British Empire.


  • The Confederacy of American States (CAS) is declared from Richmond, Virginia, and slaveholding states declare independence from the United States.


  • Following the Confederate victory at the Second Battle of Bull Run, Great Britain announces it will support the CAS. Soldiers attack Michigan and Ohio while the Royal Navy blockades the Union coast.


  • Following the CAS capture of Washington DC, Lincoln requests an end to the war. In the treaty, northern Maine is given to Britain. The Confederacy is now independent.


  • The United Confederation of Canada and Louisiana (UCCL) is created, and consists of the colonies' eastern territories.


  • James A. Garfield is elected president of the US. The election of Garfield, who supported reunification with the south, strains relationships with the South.


  • The Alderson Incident: A CAS Army squad pursued a slave into West Virginia, US territory. A skirmish ensued, with seven US soldiers dead and five CAS dead. This worsens relations between the two nations.
  • Battles begin in Louisiana between US settlers and local British forces.


  • Following a battle between US and Confederate soldiers, the US invades the south. Great Britain and France come to the aid of the CAS, beginning the War of 1882.
  • A US drive to the south is checked at Nashville, and the Confederates force a northern retreat. A British and French blockade of the US continues.


  • A Confederate drive up the coast captures Washington and Baltimore, while a Confederate-British army moves into Kentucky.
  • After a long battle Louisville, Kentucky is captured. Kentucky falls to the Confederates and the Union troops retreat to Philadelphia.
  • The Seige of Philadelphia begins.


  • President James Garfield is assassinated in northern Pennsylvania. New president Chester Arthur sues for peace.
  • The Treaty of London is signed, and Kentucky is given to the CAS and Maine is given to Britain.


  • Germany, US and Spain form the Triple Alliance.



  • William McKinley of the Republican Party wins presidency in America.
  • Following the sinking of the HMS Yukon is sunk near Cuba, and Britain and the Confederacy declared war on Spain.


  • Confederate soldiers take Puerto Rico.
  • President McKinley bans trade with Britain and the Confederacy and began to send material aid to the Spanish.
  • A unit of 2000 American volunteers protect Havana during the war, sparking outrage in Britain and the CAS.


  • The Confederacy and British declare war on America, mobilizing a chain of alliances that begin World War I.
  • Confederate troops seize Jackson DC, though the capital of the US is still Philadelphia.
  • Quebec troops stall the British advance from Louisiana at Springfield, Illinois.
  • American troops stall the Confederates at Baltimore, begining a long period of trench warfare.


  • The introduction of armored cars with Gatling guns on them is introduced in Illinois, and they defeat the British at Springfield.
  • American-Quebec forces begin an invasion of northern Louisiana using their armoured cars.


  • The Mexican Civil War intensifies as the British supported government is not backed up by British due to the war.
  • American forces capture Boonestown in Louisiana, and the British retreat back west.
  • A second Confederate drive is defeated at Charleston, West Virginia, even though the tank was first introduced at the battle.
  • A combined Alliance navy defeat the Royal Navy near Halifax, ending a blockade of American ports.
  • Quebec begins a campaign to take the St. Lawrence River and Rupert's land.
  • American tanks and armoured cars turn the tide at Baltimore, and the Confederates are pushed back.
  • A second American attack liberates Washington DC, and the tide of the war begins to change.
  • German forces take Paris and knock France out of the war.


  • American forces seige Seattle, though they are forced to retreat due to overstretch supply lines.
  • Quebec takes Rupert's land and continues to attack Nova Scotia and its surrounding provinces.
  • An American attack advances toward Richmond, Virginia, while another occurs in the west to take New Orleans.
  • An American-Spanish fleet defeat the Confederate Navy in the Battle of Yucatan, ending Confederate dominance of the Caribbean Sea.
  • Russia signs an armistice with Germany and attempts to end a Communist rebellion.


  • A major earthquake occurs in San Francisco, destroying several units of British reinforcements as well as a major sea port.
  • With reinforcements Seattle is taken, giving the US its first ever Pacific Sea Port.
  • Richmond is taken and the government is forced to retreat to Atlanta.
  • Mexican and American forces besiege New Orleans, taking it after three months of combat.
  • The American advance is checked at Charleston, and the war devolves into another stalemate as British and Japanese reinforcements arrive in South Carolina.
  • Zeppelins begin to bomb London, hurting British morale.
  • The US unveils their new invention: a controllable airplane. The US Air Force is established, made of up planes and zeppelins.


  • The German Navy defeats the British at the Second Battle of Jutland, and begin to blockade British ports.
  • At the end of the year the British leave the war, and Japan does as well. This leaves the Confederates all by themselves.


  • American forces take Atlanta and the Confederates surrender, ending World War I.
  • The Treaty of Montreal was signed, and forced the defeated powers to pay massive reparations to the victors. Ireland is given independence, and several British and Confederate colonies are given to the winners.
  • The Russian Revolution becomes a full blown civil war when revolutionaries under Boris Savinkov assassinate several government members.

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