That's a good looking France.
Is there any marriage alliance with Peshwa with Sikh to assimilate or unify crowns?
Is Peshwa's northeast expansion ongoing? In Assam, Meghalaya, naval and, Manipur and arakan, etc
Are Sikhs trying to expand in Afghanistan?
Thanks, man.France - 58,000,000
Russia - 85,000,000
Italy - 35,000,000
Poland - 25,000,000
Romania - 8,000,000
Spain - 21,000,000
Assorted German states (including all Habsburg, Danish, etc subjects of German extraction like Austria, Bavaria, Schleswig, Holstein and Hanover) - 64,000,000
What is the position of the Chhatrapati like now ?I didn't have any plans for a Sikh marriage. The Sikh Kingdom is a very autonomous vassal Kingdom of the Marathas.
I don't have the Sikhs expanding into Afghanistan.
The Peshwa has nominally taken OTL eastern India but under appointed local Kings.
Interesting, your post actually reminds of the timeline "In this Country, it is good to kill an admiral from time to time", particularly how the Kingdom of Denmark (which by the end of the 19th century is a Great Power that controls Denmark, southern Sweden, and Schleswig-Holstein and has around 5.6 million people) has one of the world's largest navies, which it uses for the majority of the Great War to guard the Baltic Sea and keep a large part of the French and English navies distracted.It's really hard to judge whether this means peace on more liberal terms, or a slide into more and more intensive war.
Certainly, having had to mobilize on an emergency basis, being caught flatfooted, the Danish consolidation (Hanover is still distinct, if clearly subordinated, is it not?) would pretty much have to sustain and probably further expand this mobilization. An army, however ragtag and ill equipped and trained that has prevailed in war is a sound basis to build a solidly professional force to reckon with; for the next half generation or so Denmark has seasoned, experienced soldiers to draw on to train up and stiffen younger ones.
In the postwar situation, I think the mood would be to sustain the army at a higher level and with more attention to staying current than before at any rate.
Meanwhile the Danish Navy also needs some serious attention; as it played little role in the recent war it might not get it, but the Danish system clearly needs to keep its sea access to Norway (and I would guess, Iceland, and Greenland for what little that is worth) open at the very least, repel possible landing attempts, and even a modest investment in modern sea power coupled with some heavy shore artillery can close the strait to the Baltic. Not as well as controlling the southern Swedish coast would of course. So a lot depends on how contented or otherwise southern Swedish subjects are with their regime, how much they identify as Swedes, how much animosity they have toward Danes, etc.
Meanwhile of course Denmark is not alone in the world; other powers will have interests and views about their choices--whether they strive to expand into southern Sweden to get a lock on the straits say, that would be most alarming to many powers. (I don't suppose it is a wise policy actually, just something a Dane provoked into high degrees of chauvinism and defensive-mindedness verging on or here tipping over into aggrandizing aggression in the name of defense or just for the sheer glory and profit of it might think of doing).
Yeah, unless a sizable minority of the people in Hanover can properly integrate into the Danish culture and learn the Danish language, then Denmark is going to have major issues hanging on to it. Not to mention that they're surrounded by German nations that could try taking it for themselves and the Danish 'mainland' doesn't have a large population/army to start.I wonder if this Denmark would not suffer a serious case of "tail wagging the dog", as by my estimates the German population should be just about less than half the total population of the empire.
I think perhaps the pattern of nationalism framed largely by Napoleonic schemes and post-Napoleonic romanticism and the fusion of liberal/radical agitation with nationalism all tend to bias us agains the possibility of a feasible multi-national regime being stable, with different ethnic and linguistic groups quite understanding they are different from one another but all reasonably satisfied with the state that governs them all anyway.Yeah, unless a sizable minority of the people in Hanover can properly integrate into the Danish culture and learn the Danish language, then Denmark is going to have major issues hanging on to it. Not to mention that they're surrounded by German nations that could try taking it for themselves and the Danish 'mainland' doesn't have a large population/army to start.