In this timeline Confederate soldiers under General Robert E. Lee win the Battle of Antietam, leading England and France recognizing the CSA and declaring war on the USA. As a result of this new alliance the US looks for allies and finds one in Russia. The US convince the Russian Empire that after winning the war England would invade Alaska. Even though the Russians didn't want Alaska they didn't want a British power so close to them. With much of the world lining up on both sides of the conflict it results in a Worldwide American Civil War.
April 12: The American Civil War begins between the United States of America (USA, Union or the North) and the Confederate States of America (CSA, Confederacy or the South).
September 4: Confederate General Robert E. Lee begins the Maryland Campaign, the invasion of the North. President Abraham Lincoln of the North appoints Major General George B. McClellan to command to stop the invasion.
September 17: US and CS forces clash in Antietam in Maryland. Lasting two days, Lee's forces manage to defeat Union forces and send them retreating. The battle however brings lots of casualties to the Confederate side, forcing them to stay at Antietam.
September 25: The North sends more soldiers to combat the Confederate forces at Antietam. The Second Battle of South Mountain results in a great Confederate victory. These two victories result in Lincoln not being able to announce the Emancipation Proclamation and it also results in England and France recognizing the CSA and declaring war on the USA.
September 30: The British sends its ships to blockade the American Eastern Coast and the Great Lakes. Meanwhile, Robert E. Lee orders his army to advance toward Baltimore as the capture of this city would deal a great blow to the North.
October 1: Union forces stop the Confederates 50 miles from Baltimore. The Union soldiers use trenches to stop the Confederate advance. This new form of warfare works so good the Confederates make their own trenches near the Union trenches.
October 3: The first British soldiers cross the border into Maine. The USA uses trench warfare up there and stops the British assault. The British adopt the trenches as well.
October 17: The US begins to feel the effects of the blockade. French soldiers start appearing in Confederate Armies.
October 20: The USA sends a ship to the Russian Empire with a message from Abraham Lincoln asking for assistance in the war and stating that if the US loses the war than Britain would invade Alaska and have soldiers near an undefended border.
October 22: The Russian Empire responds to the US by agreeing to go to war with Britain. The US-Russian Alliance begins.
October 28: Russian troops amass at the Alaska-Canada border. As Britain is preoccupied with the US and the blockade is not doing anything. Meanwhile, the stalemate in Maryland is still continuing.
October 30: Russia declares war on Britain and invades Canada. It seems as if the weather is on Russia's side as a blizzard prevents Britain from sending soldiers from stopping the advance.
November 2: Russia declares war on France. With Baltimore a stalemate the Union sends soldiers to invade Kentucky. Kentucky seceeded after the Confederates won the Battle of Antietam. The main objective of the campaign is Bowling Green.
November 13: The Union invasion makes Lee send Jackson with three divisions to Kentucky to aid General Braxton Bragg in protecting Bowling Green. Bragg & Jackson's soldiers build trenches around Bowling Green to protect it. The Russian Baltic Fleet blockades Britain.
November 24: After a brief skirmish on the border Mexico enters the war on the side of the CSA. The two sides are USA and the Russian Empire vs. CSA, Britain and Canada, France, and Mexico.
November 27: Mexican soldiers enter the USA hoping to retake territories lost in the Mexican-American War, besides Texas. With US soldiers concentrating on Britain and the CSA,Mexico takes some land.
December 1: The Battle of San Diego begins as Mexican soldiers siege the city. The Californian Volunteers are sent in to stop the Mexican attack. Union soldiers also attack Bowling Green.
December 16: Britain finally stops Russia with trench warfare. The Russians adapt to this new kind of warfare and they build their own trenches. The Mexican soldiers at San Diego retreat after sustaining heavy losses.
December 21: Prussia sends a military attache to the USA as tensions between Prussia and France are beginning. Mexico along with the CSA invade New Mexico Territory but determined resistance and poor planning result in failure.
January 3: Russian manpower overpowers British troops in the trenches in Canada and sends them retreating. Russia suffers heavy casualties, however. Union forces bombard Bowling Green in an attempt to force the Confederates to surrender the city.
January 7: As the Confederates refuse to surrender Bowling Green the Union sends soldiers inside to take the city. Street fighting occurs inside the city. The CSA attempt to make the Mormons rise up against the US.
January 15: The Russian Baltic Fleet bombards London. The British ships used to blockade America return to Britain to fight the Russian ships.
January 21: The US ships in the Great Lakes force the British ships back. Fighting between the two navies in the Great Lakes begins. Prussia and the US sign an agreement where Prussian volunteers will fight in the US Army, similar to the Spanish volunteers fighting in the German Army during Operation Barbosa.
January 27: The Prussian volunteers help the US take Bowling Green. France is outraged with the volunteers. Russian soldiers continue to attack British soldiers in Canada.
February 3: France threatens war with Prussia if they keep volunteers in the USA. It seems war is certain between the two countries so the US and Russia offer an alliance with Prussia. Prussia agrees to the alliance.
February 6: The US Army and Prussian volunteers attack Louisville. CSA and French soldiers dig trenches on the cities outskirts. When the two armies clash the Prussians and French attack each other. When news reaches Napoleon III in France he declares war on Prussia. The CSA, Britain, and Mexico declare war on Prussia as well.
February 7: French soldiers invade Germany. The countries in northern Germany enter the war on the side of Prussia. Russia sends troops into Prussia to aid them. Prussia uses trenches to stop the French invasion. Britain repels the Baltic Fleet and blockades the German northern coast.
February 11: In Utah the Mormon's begin a rebellion and the CSA supplies them with weapons. The CSA are disgusted with the Mormons however, as well as the USA. The Mormons block railways to the west and telegrams, effectively shutting off all Utah with the rest of the USA.
February 19: The US sends Montana Volunteer units to Utah to stop the rebellion. British soldiers land in northern Germany. The Prussians use trench warfare to stop the British. Western Canada is now in Russian hands.
February 27: The Battle of Louisville ends with the CSA controlling the city. A bounty is placed on Brigham Young, the leader of the Mormon Rebellion. Some of the Baltic Fleet is repaired and sent to stop the British blockade of Prussia.
March 5: With Bowling Green in Union hands and Louisville under Confederate control Kentucky is split between Union & Confederate hands. The fighting in Canada grinds to a halt as a major blizzard stops the Russian advance. The first sort of dog fighting is formed as a US and a CS hot air balloon clash over Kentucky. The result was a draw.
March 17: The Montana Volunteers and Mormons continue clashing in Utah. The US government orders execution of all people who do not stop following the Mormon religion. The Utes Indian tribes attack the Montana Volunteers.
March 26: The CSA digs trenches in Kentucky to prevent the Union from overrunning Kentucky. Trenches exist in Western Europe, Canada, and USA-CSA border. A greater pressure was put on scientists to create automobiles to break the stalemate.
April 12: A revolution begins in Ireland to overthrow the British rule. The Triple Alliance (USA, Russian Empire, and Prussia,) recognizes the Republic of Ireland, the name the Irish revolutionaries gave to the island.
April 16: CSA trenches are finally broken by the USA using the Gatling gun, the forerunner to the modern machine gun. The CSA soldiers retreat as the Gatling guns massacre them. German soldiers are given these guns in order to break through trenches on the Western Front.
April 21: The CSA launch the Kentucky Campaign, aiming to take back Kentucky from the Union troops. In Canada Russian soldiers with the Gatling guns push the British back out of there trenches. The Mormons surrender in Utah after seeing the Montana Volunteers massacre some Mormons with Gatling guns.
April 30: President Jefferson Davis of the CSA realizes the south needs to industrialise if it has any hope of beating the Gatling guns and the North. He begins the Industrialization Plan, where slaves would build and work in factories. The Plan begins immediately.
May 6: The Mexican Revolution begins because the war has hurt the Mexican economy. Mexico leaves the war. As the Union does not have to worry about a Mexican attack it attacks Texas.
May 10: British ships in the Pacific blockade Vladivostok and other Russian ships in an attempt to stop Russian soldiers from going into Canada. CSA soldiers continue to push in Kentucky. Ireland manages to become independent and joins the Triple Alliance.
June 22: The first Gatling guns come out of south factories created in the Plan. These are used heavily in the Kentucky campaign. Britain and France adopt this plan (without the slavery part) and begin to produce Gatling guns.
June 30: The Marxists take over in Mexico, renaming it the Socialist Republic of Mexico (SRM). The SRM declares neutrality in the war. After defeating the Russian Pacific Fleet Britain tries to land soldiers in Vladivostok.
July 3: The Mexicans begin an expansion policy and invade the countries of Central America. The Second Battle of Louisville begins as the Confederates bombard the city. The Plan also makes the size of the Confederate Navy bigger and almost as powerful as the North.
July 16: The US Navy attempts to blockade the South. However the larger Confederate Navy defeats them and the loss alarms Lincoln. He has the factories increase production of ships in order to combat the Confederate Navy.
July 30: The Industrial Plan works in Britain and France and lots of weapons and ships were produced. Germany adopts their own plan to industrialize and produce their own weapons. Many nations fall to the SRM.
August 3: As a result of having more capability of producing things the North Navy is now bigger than the South. A weapons race between the two countries begins, both wanting superior navies. Union ships are soon equipped with larger versions of the Gatling guns. The South put them on their ships too.
August 20: Russian soldiers push the British out of Vladivostok. Before they leave Britain burns the city. As the northern countries in Germany begin to lose to the British they ask Prussia to annex them. Prussia agrees and the Prussian Empire is formed.
September 6: Russia makes an advance in Canada toward Winnipeg. British soldiers stop the Russians outside the city with their superior weapons. As a result of the British using superior weapons Russia undergoes a period of industrialization in order to combat its foes.
September 14: Union soldiers retreat from Louisville after being defeated by the CSA. The Confederates decide to take Bowling Green. The Union orders an invasion from Maryland aiming for Richmond. Prussia has its first weapons from the industrialization come out and they use it to defeat an incoming French attack.
October 4: The Second Battle of Bowling Green begins. In the Battle of four Navies British, French, CSA, and USA ships clash with each other. A shorter amount of ships forces the USA to retreat.
October 13: Russian soldiers storm Winnipeg in a huge swarm of men and cavalry. The Russian soldiers loot the city and once they finish they burn it in revenge for burning Vladivostok. The Russian Empire begins construction of a railway that would connect the east with the west.
October 14: The Confederates manage to take Bowling Green. The US sends more soldiers to retake the city.
October 24: Prussia launches an offensive to take Paris and defeat France.
November 29: The Russian Empire continues their advance in Canada aiming for the city of Toronto. France uses their own version of Gatling guns to stop the Prussian advance at the Somme. Heavy fighting breaks out there. Bowling Green is bombarded by US guns.
December 6: A naval battle breaks out in Chesapeake Bay as the Confederates attempt to attack Washington and the US tries to stop them. Casualties mount at the Somme and Bowling Green. The Russian advance in Canada reaches Toronto.
December 21: The Union retreats from Bowling Green back to across the Ohio after taking heavy losses. Prussian forces retreat from the Somme and the offensive fails. The Battle of Toronto begins as American (The Americans launched an attack into Canada) and Russian soldiers attack the city.
January 5: The Confederate ships are pushed away from DC and the Union Navy begins bombing Richmond. CS President Jefferson Davis is killed while trying to escape and Vice President Alexander Stephens is inaugurated as president. Stephens becomes the second president of the CSA. The whole country mourns for the loss of Davis.
January 22: The Union launches another attack at Bowling Green. Prussia launches another attack on the Somme.
February 8: French soldiers begin mutinies as the war horrifies them too much. Prussia gains some ground on France. Toronto falls and British soldiers retreat once more. Britain pulls some of its soldiers out Prussia in order to stop the Russians.
March 14: Napoleon III is overthrown and a revolution takes place in France. France then leaves the war. Prussia can now concentrate its soldiers on Britain. Prussia begins a naval campaign against Britain. All of Kentucky is now in Confederate hands.
March 28: The Confederates launch an attack in Maryland in order to give the war-torn state of Kentucky a rest. Russia and Britain begin negotiating peace. Prussia continues its naval campaign.
April 21: Britain and Russia sign a ceasefire. That effectively takes Russia and Canada out of the war. Meanwhile, Prussia had London blockaded and the Union attempts to stop the Maryland Campaign.
April 22: The Union stops the Confederate advance in Maryland. Anti-war demonstrations begin to appear in cities such as Boston. Prussia and Britain negotiate a ceasefire. The war looks like it is just about over.
May 7: The US and CS sign a ceasefire as many anti-war demonstrations strike the North. The fighting ends in North America.
May 25: USA, CSA, Prussia, Russia, Britain, and the new French government sign the Treaty of Mexico City. The treaty states that the CSA gains independence, French and English Pacific Colonies will become Prussia, and Britain will cede Canada (except Quebec) to Russia. The Worldwide American Civil War, also known as World War I, has ended.
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