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World War I was a major conflict fight between 1864 and 1883. It is notable for being the first war that was really fought all over the world. Roughly 50 million people died because of the war.
Ever since 1843, there had been the growing power of The Bronze Pact. The initial four members of the Bronze Pact (Hungary, Poland-Lithuania, Ottoman Turkey, and later Spain) each had their own reasons for war. Poland-Lithuania, which had been a superpower far more powerful than England or Scotland, in 1600s had steadily declined until 1795. In 1795, it nearly became part of the Russian Empire. Several times between 1795 and 1843 Poland-Lithuania nearly collapsed. A quick glorious war to weaken Germany as well as the Western Europeans seemed to be needed if Poland-Lithuania was to survive. And Poland-Lithuania needed allies. The Ottoman Empire's influence in the Middle East, was waning and being replaced with English and Scottish influence. Furthermore, some Ottomans thought that India needed to join the empire. The need for Ottoman Trade routes in Europe, had over the centuries disappeared. And with it, Ottoman Wealth. Without motivation for war, and the bonus a victory would give, the Ottoman Empire would probably collapse into a much smaller state (which it eventually did). And it needed to make sure its northern border was secured. Historically, whenever a dispute between the Ottomans and Hungary ever occurred, Hungary would look to Poland-Lithuania for support. And whenever disputes sprang up with Poland-Lithuania, Hungary looked to the Ottoman Empire for support. Now, it faced the possibility of a joint Turko-Polish invasion, if it did not join the Pact of Bronze. However, all three of these nations needed one more thing if they were going to win. They needed another ally to distract the Western European powers while they made gains in Central Europe and Asia. They needed Spain. Spain, having recently lost California and Texas, needed to remind the Americas that it still was in control. After fighting for or against every main European power (except the other members of the Pact of Bronze) Spain had great knowledge of foreign tactics. And it had very modern and advanced technology. But most important of all, it was willing to share these two things. In 1864, the members of the Bronze Pact agreed it was time for war. They murdered a French Minister, and made it easily traceable back to them, in an attempt to get France to declare war on them. The ploy worked. But the Bronze Pact members had forgotten one thing. France had allies....
France was a member of the New Alliance, an alliance of three nations (France, Scotland, and England). Quickly following France's declaration of war on the Bronze Pact, the New Alliance officially declared war on the Bronze Pact. The war would really start, mere days after the murder of the Frenchman. French and Spanish forces clashed near Bordeaux. The mere fact that Spanish troops had gotten there at all (not to mention the incredible size of the Spanish army) without them knowing, greatly alarmed the French. The size of the Spanish army was nearly 450,000. Bordeaux fell three months later. The whole thing baffled the French. Where had the Spanish gotten so many men quickly? How did they have enough food to support such a large army? How had the Spanish gotten around the Pyrenees Mountains? And most importantly, how did the Spanish appear out of nowhere? One of these questions was soon answered. Wherever Spain's army appeared in France, all the nearby food, water, and supplies vanished. And so, Spain's frequent attacks on France wen on throughout the year.
The Ottoman Empire chose this year to be their massive invasion of Scotish India. Neither side was able to press forth and thousands died in an ongoing stalemate. France (by now several billion Francs in debt) tried repeatedly to convince Italy to join the New Alliance. But every time, Italy refused to enter the war. Meanwhile, the battle in India continued to be fought. No matter how many Englishmen and Scotsmen the Ottomans killed, reinforcements would come. The Ottomans needed Spain to distract England and Scotland in Europe, but Spain was far to busy dealing with France. Sure, it was beating France, but at the rate it was going it wouldn't crush the French for 4 more years. Because of the fact that Spain was not able to stop reinforcements from coming, the Ottomans were slowly driven out of India. Worried about an invasion by the Bronze Pact, Yugoslavia decided to join the Bronze Pact.
1866 started off on a terrible note for the Bronze Pact, but overall was one of there most successful years. The terrible note, was that France figured out that Spain had (before the war had even started) place nearly a million troops in France. As time went on, they dropped their Spanish accents and started families, even whole towns, all of this contributed to the French not being suspicious. Once France figured this out, most of those communities were razed, and their populace killed. Throughout the War, thus far, Poland-Lithuania had remained dormant. But now, as France was on its way to turning the tide of Spanish invaders, Poland-Lithuania needed to do something. Poland-Lithuania invaded the German Confederation. The German population was brutally put down. Within a month of declaring war on Germany, the German Confederation put up no more resistance. Now, France which had started thinking victory was again possible, was now surrounded by two enemies. By December of 1866, the Battle of Paris had begun, and England and Scotland's full attention was on Europe.
With Scotland and England fully focused on Europe, the Ottoman Empire made many gains in North Western India. The Battle of Paris continued. Soon, Paris was the last city not under control of the Bronze Pact. Many Hindus joined the army to fight the Ottomans, but most of the time these efforts were in vain. Slowly, even Delhi fell to Ottoman Forces. Spain decided it was time to defeat its enemies and win the war. It brought most of its troops stationed in the Spanish Americas, north. After months of waiting, Spain's armada reached undefended Nova Scotia. Lastly, after about a year of holding out, Paris fell to the Bronze Pact forces.
1868-1870 (The Calm)
With the quite de facto annexation of New Caledonia, most people looked at the War as having already been won by the Bronze Pact. The fighting ceased (even though they were technically still at war) and people's lives returned to normal. Few knew what to expect. Many wondered what the world would be like with the Americas dominated by Spain, Europe by Poland-Lithuania, and Asia by the Ottoman Empire. One area of the world that was slightly less calm, was Mexico. With America, Louisiana, Texas, and California all independent of their former colonizers, Mexico was in an awkward position. With Colombia in Italian territory for centuries now, If Spain wanted to get to their South American colonies they would have sail to Mexico, travel across it and get to another port. This meant that if Mexico was in revolt, Spain wouldn't be able to get to its South American colonies. England and Scotland realized that if they fueled rebellion in Mexico, all of Spain's colonies in South America would probably go into full revolution. England and Scotland put all their effort into starting this domino effect, but it didn't pay off for two years. Eventually however, the long time cruelty the Spanish forced the Mexicans to do exactly what England and Scotland had wanted them to do.
By early 1871, the war was back in full swing. But this time it was not a European war. It was now a war of the Americas. Mexico (backed by Scotland and England) declared independence in February. The following month, all of Spain's South American colonies held the conference of La Paz. In it, they voted to declare independence from Spain. Bringing the Armada down from Nova Scotia (where it had already put down several rebellions) and into Mexico. This allowed England (still in Control of Canada) to liberate Nova Scotia. England and Scotland had their scientists developing new scientific advancements. England sent a telegram to the Mexican rebels informing them of a new advancement. This was the dawn of trench warfare. The initial Spanish invasion was quickly fought off by the Mexicans. Meanwhile, in India the war was not going well for the New Alliance. The Ottoman Empire had pushed all the way to Scottish Bengal.
The use of Trenches in Mexico, prevented either side from making much of an advancement (which was just fine with the Mexicans). To deal with Mexico and the South American colonies, Spain decided to attack from the rear. They decided to attack from the Philippines. The Philippines (after being under Spanish domination for nearly 3 centuries now) was starting to grow angry with Spain. The fact that so many of Spain's other colonies were already declaring themselves independent, only angered the Filipinos even more. Spain needed a powerful ally in the region. At first Spain thought Siam (now known as Thailand) would be that ally, but eventually Spain settled on Japan. Spain convinced the Japanese Shogunate to join the war on the side of the Bronze Pact. In exchange, Spain would give all of the Philippines (except for a valuable port named Los Diablos) to Japan after the War. With Japan keeping order in the Philippines, the entire Spanish Army there could launch an attack on Peru, and eventually retake South America.
Convinced that now Spain was dealing with only Mexico, England and Scotland lead an invasion of the Ottoman Territory that was formerly Scottish India. Now, with nearly a million soldiers going into the Scottish India, the territory was easily conquered. The New Alliance forces, believed that now English India and Scottish Bengal would easily fall (being East of them, while the rest of the Ottomans were to their West). They had forgotten one thing though. Japan. Japan, which was having increasingly strained tensions with Siam (now Thailand). Japan strategy was to surround Siam, and increase good relations with the Ottoman Empire at the same time. Japanese forces pushed into Eastern India, taken on the New Alliance forces. Soon, trench warfare was used in India. Meanwhile, the Spanish forces from the Philippines reached Ecuador, and trench warfare was again used there.
After six months of fighting, Quito and the rest of Ecuador fell. Quito was burned to the ground, and most of Ecuador's population. Fearing the same fate, Venezuela peacefully surrendered to Spain. England and Scotland, were slowly driven out of India. With Japan pressing on the East, and the Ottomans pressing on the West, the New Alliance didn't stand a chance. And with the threat of Spain reconquering its colonies, the New Alliance cause felt hopeless. The New Alliance needed to occupy the Philippines if it had any chance of permanently distracting Spain. Taking Australian forces North, to occupy the Philippines seemed like the only option. However, they knew that the Japanese already had trenches. At best, it would take them a year and half to occupy the Philippines, and the New Alliance couldn't afford to wait that long.