Great update. Would be interesting to see an earlier Germany and Italy. Keep up the good work.
Indeed I do! Thanks for pointing it out.Do you mean against France here? Or have I got confused?
Surprisingly few wars are caused by the machinations of great men, and many are simply caused by the reaction of powers to events they have not directly instigated. I suppose that this war would come under that category.Interesting start to a new continental war.
Indeed, though I suppose France has the advantage of not quite having the whole continent arrayed against it. Still, it doesn't prove to be an easy war for France, and the coalition may well see France off yet.So an alternate form of the Coalition Wars? That is unexpected.
So the “Army of Liberation” will stop doing the liberating, later on?
It would be just Italy's luck, would it not? However, I'm sure one day Italy will get a break.But when the enemy looks like it's on the ropes, they immediately come back with a vengeance and turn the tables.
It may well change the perception of nationalism, as it has first appeared as a major disruptive force in nations that do not have a state. At least for a few decades, nationalism is likely to be very much an insurgent force, much as it was in the restoration. However, there are also those that are attempting to bend it to their whims such as France's King Henri.Great update. Would be interesting to see an earlier Germany and Italy. Keep up the good work.
Thanks for the comment!Watched, awesome tl, etc.
I think that Britain is likely to put more of her resources overseas in any future war with France, though her strategy will likely be compromised by the fact that Austria is no longer a match for France. This could lead to warmer British relations with Russia interestingly enough, provided that tensions in Persia don't become too high. Any casualty lists given would be approximate, though the German Federal forces as well as those of the kingdoms likely suffered the heaviest losses. Austria got off relatively lightly, so while her prestige has taken a big hit the majority of her capability is still intact.Very nice! Sad to see Germany and Italy go down so hard. I'm surprised Britain didn't put up more of a fight. I bet they will be begging for s rematch. Can we get a casualty list by nation?
France won't settle for anything less than the dismantling of the German Federal State. She is likely to want to keep Austria out of Germany, as an Austrian-led Germany would likely be too much for France to handle in the future, though may be willing to leverage Italy for this. Britain will want to do something to curb French power on the continent, but without a land army her deck is limited.Wonder what the peace terms will be like
He will certainly be a big player in Austria in the upcoming years, especially with the prestige won at Regensburg. His supporters will likely trumpet his virtues, positing that a different commander would have met disaster when faced with Devaux and the cream of the French army. How much interest he will take in domestic reform and the overall grand strategic picture for Austria remains to be seen however.I can see great things for Karl Franz in the future.
Well, it has been "disproved" in the sense that it isn't seen as an explosive, strong force, more the cry of the oppressed which will certainly have interesting ramifications in the future.The idea of "disproving" nationalism in the mid-nineteenth century is very interesting!
I do enjoy a game of it from time to time even now, though I have less time these days.Every time a read one of your updates it makes me want to play Empire: Total War.
I guess the bright spot for Latin America would be that Mexico would not be as threatened by an influx of American settlers, though this is likely to benefit Native American inhabitants of the West as much as anyone. They may get a few more decades without the domination of white settlers, and North America may see surviving pockets of Natives who aren't forced into reservations in the long run. In addition, the Dual Portuguese-Brazilian monarchy could be an interesting set up if they manage to pull it off.The America's will most likely see the former Spanish Colonies following the same if not bloodier route they did OTL. Colombia meanwhile will probably start a war with the French Empire at some point in the Future, but probably in alliance with another power that has a beef with France to be on the safe side of things.
Well for South East Asia would see British and Nam Viet benefit the most in this era since the Kedah Sultan would seek British assistance against the Siamese, giving the British a springboard for obtaining sovereignty over the Malacca Straits and a possible ally for Siam's rival to help modernize.
The Muslim World will be in dire straits if a Anglo Russian Alliance comes into full affect since they could coordinate how to carve up the Ottoman and Egyptian Empires, with Constantinople becoming an Anglo Russian Consortium. Though such an arrangement could lead to Constantinople being transformed into something akin to OTL Singapore, which could change Economic dynamics throughout Europe and the Middle East.
Poor map colouring choice on my part. New Spain is independent, though Spain holds the Caribbean. Spain could have indeed have maintained its Great Power status if it had held onto some American colonies, but at least she has the Philippines. No Yanquis to seize it off of her this time around and everything! Of course, the Spanish in OTL did try to make their Caribbean colonies into cash cows, and might do the same here.Spain keeping New Spain ironically enough probably prevents the latter from sinking into secondary power status for a while, given the Bourbon Reforms did some excellent work in reinvigorating Mexico, Guatemala and Santo Domingo.
I'm wondering though if the French have been sending mass settlers to Louisiana. Given recent decades have engorged the metropole and the colonies, they certainly have the manpower to do it and the economic incentive. Spice plantations in Louisiana anyone?
Issues such as these led to a growing consciousness in society that was marked by the publication of the first non-government newspaper in Isfahan in 1844. The paper, named Ettela'at or “Information”, proved to be something of a success, so much so that by the time of its closing in 1848, it had an estimated circulation of around 5000. It reported on an array of international events as well as happenings in Persia. It’s criticism of the government, especially in the wake of the Perso-Ottoman War however earned it the ire of Tahmasp, and the newspaper was closed down in 1848. The editor, Abbas Ali Sabouri, was exiled to Syria, where he founded a periodical with a more philosophical bent, al-Nadha (the Renaissance). However, the Persian government could not keep a lid on the spread of the press, and it is estimated that by 1851, underground newspapers and journals had a circulation of around 30,000 throughout Persia, a not-too-insignificant number.
The government also funded a system of canals, linking Lombardy and Piedmont to the excellent port in Genoa.
India, eh? Wonder what's going on...I imagine the British are certainly going to expand now that they have a viable territorial and population base (the area shown on the map has OTL 2017 at least half the population or more of Bengal+Bangladesh, although I dunno what the relative populations were in 1829), and those states in the South of India lack the raw population needed to counterbalance superior European military technique and organization: some at least are going to end up British sphere of influence/puppets. And then there's that wee remnant of the Mughal empire: will it yet revive, will the Mughal heir become a figurehead like the late medieval caliphs for some new expanding power (a number of leaders of the Indian revolt/revolution of 1857 actually wanted to use the existing Mughal heir of the time to serve as just that, a royal figurehead people could rally around - speaking of which, will the British have similar problems ATL? One thinks their more precarious position would lead to greater caution, but who knows...)