British-French Cold War

Hello! This is one of the most recent maps I’ve made. Some of the most obvious influences would be the George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, Robert Sobel’s For Want of a Nail, the anime Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, and two of the greatest timelines ever created, Decades of Darkness and Look to the West.

In this world, the American Revolution was defeated and some of the leading revolutionaries exiled themselves in France, where their actions resulted in different and much more succesful French Revolution, in which a strong and stable federal republic was created.

This world’s version of the Napoleonic Wars were called the European Revolutionary Wars, and involved the newly created French Federative Republic setting up republican democracies all over the continent by force of arms – Britain was invaded and very briefly occupied, which forced Parliament and the Crown to flee towards the American colonies. They never returned, despite counterrevolutionaries driving the French out in less than a year.

A century has passed, and now, a cold war rages between the French and British empires. A silent struggle between empires that could escalate into the very first World War at any moment.

On one side, there is the European Confederation of the United States, a loose confederation of republican democracies led by the French. Althought their military might is uncontested in lthe continent, their weak naval tradition has resulted them being boxed in the mediterranean, with little influence elsewhere.

Meanwhile, the British-American Empire, with its capital in Virginia, has expanded across the world largely unopposed. As much as two-thirds of the world’s population are counted amongst the British Emperor’s subjects, and the Empire has nearly unlimited access to the riches of India and China.

I admit that in this scenario, it seems like the British-American Empire are the villains, it seems liuke the heroes of any story within this world would live within the borders of the European Confederation of the United States and maybe succeed against all odds against imperial forces. But who knows? The plan is for this map to have a sequel at some point.

 

 

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