Get well soon!
Get well soon lad! I will pray for you!
Get well soon!!!
Hope you feel better soon
Get well soon, it's everyone's wish 🙂
It was sad when you told me about your health, I hope you have a speedy recovery, too bad all I can do is pray and hope, and it is sad to hear about the chapter being delayed, I, and many more other than me, will be awaiting for the next wonderful update with much bated breath.
Best of luck get well soon
Oh No! Get well soon, man
Oh shit, all the prayers and support for you man, hope you have a speedy recovery!
I hope you can get better before the new year.
Get well soon!!!
Get well soon. We're all pulling for you.
Thank you guys so much for all the well-wishes and support! It truly means a lot. I'm actually feeling a lot better now, and since I've basically been asymptomatic, I'll probably be able to leave quarantine officially in like two days or so.

As for the new chapter, its coming quite soon, so I'll have that out in the next few days or so.
Very sorry for you @Basileus_Komnenos . But please don't die, otherwise we'll have to go get you. 🙃
Sighs...puts on stone mask....
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Yes this is a JoJo Reference.

It'll feel worse in a five days to a week. Get stocked up on food (I would suggest soup and fruits) and other necessities early. Buy some Vitamins C and D3 and take some daily. Brew yourself teas or fruit infusions or warm milk and be generous with the sugar. The appetite will probably disappear (together with the taste of food), but you have to remember to eat at least a little bit, and drink at least 1L daily. The beginning will be easy, the middle of it is hard (when the energy and drive will be at its lowest), but in about two weeks you should be OK.
Good luck.
Thanks for the advice. Luckily our family stockpiled on food and vitamins back when the the virus started so we're good on that front. Honestly the worst part of this was the tiredness I had for the first two days. Other than that I felt fine pretty much for the rest of the period.

Please get well soon! You're all in our thoughts!
Thanks!

at this point you're on delay-race with HUNTER X HUNTER manga XD
Lmao! Though I've never read Hunter X Hunter or watched the anime. My friends keep telling me to. Though I just started catching up on the Demon Slayer Manga though. I've currently been all caught up on the Attack on Titan Manga and Final Season. I've just started watching Jujutsu Kaisen after my friends wouldn't stop talking about it.

Sorry about the delays guys. As you can probably tell by now I have a bit of an issue with time management. Though thankfully I'm working on it and have been creating more of a schedule to help with the writing process.

I've also used this time to do research and thinking on some stuff especially in regards to the Americas.

Well, thanks to those delays we got the Arch of the Chimera Ants 🤤
I've heard good things about it.

i'm actually more focused on being happy about the chapter 1000 of One piece
Dude, I can't get into One Piece because I'm intimidated by its sheer length lol.
 

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Dude, I can't get into One Piece because I'm intimidated by its sheer length lol.
don't be, despite it's lenght the manga gets only better and better going on. Also there is 1 thing that one piece does whiel the other mangas don't: the side character in every story arch don't disappear as the story is concluded but keep appearing and evolving as well.
Little spoiler for example: the boy who meets luffy in chapter 1 disappeared after chapter 10/15 and then came back in scene later( very much later)
 
Thank you guys so much for all the well-wishes and support! It truly means a lot. I'm actually feeling a lot better now, and since I've basically been asymptomatic, I'll probably be able to leave quarantine officially in like two days or so.

As for the new chapter, its coming quite soon, so I'll have that out in the next few days or so.
Hopefully this will be great (and fun to read).
 
don't be, despite it's lenght the manga gets only better and better going on. Also there is 1 thing that one piece does whiel the other mangas don't: the side character in every story arch don't disappear as the story is concluded but keep appearing and evolving as well.
Little spoiler for example: the boy who meets luffy in chapter 1 disappeared after chapter 10/15 and then came back in scene later( very much later)
Yeah, there is a saying that "Oda never forgets". And it's hard to say whether much of the backstory of his characters was intended from the start, or the product of reusing minor plot points and turning them into hints post facto (As they do in Bakuman when discussing "a standalone that isn't a standalone")
 
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Yeah, there is a saying that "Oda never forgets". And it's hard to say whether much of the backstory of his characters was intended from the start, or the product of reusing minor plot points and turning them into hints post facto (As they do in Bakuman when discussing "a standalone that isn't a standalone")
also every place in One Piece is a copy-paste or re-edit version of real life places( Water Seven is Venice with italian streets like Liguria plaza, Impel down is based on a french prison etc)
 
III. Dieu Sauve Le Roi!
Dieu Sauve Le Roi!
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The Royal Standard used during the Bourbon Restoration. The white background symbolizes purity, and during the Revolution the flag became a rallying banner of the French Royalists. The subsequent removal of the Tricolor was an omen for the return of the old style rule of the Bourbon Kings of France.​

With the death of Emperor Napoleon at the battle of Leipzig, the Empire now stood leaderless, spiraling out of control into a freefall as the advance of the Sixth Coalition’s Armies swept in through Germany and Italy inching ever closer to France itself. To many within the Empire the unthinkable had happened. Napoleon the indomitable master of war had been killed on the battlefield and with him the Empire had fallen and along with him the Grand Armee: the valiant soldiers and defenders of France and the Revolution. Now since the early days of the Revolution, France had been attacked from all sides by the forces of the Old Order of Europe seeking to re-establish the reviled Bourbons, undoing the legacy and achievements of the Revolution. Panic had now begun to spread throughout France as the government had fallen to anarchy as the prospect of Paris being occupied by foreign troops became apparent.

Within old monarchist strongholds such as Bordeaux and the Vendee, demonstrations broke out imploring the return of King Louis XVIII and the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy. Within Paris, remnants of the Grand Armee stationed there, the city’s garrisons and other Imperial Loyalists quickly proclaimed Napoleon’s son as Napoleon II, Emperor of the French. But with the army largely scattered, and the government rapidly losing control over the country, the survival of the Empire was very much in doubt. And while Eugene’s valiant Italian counteroffensive raised the hopes of the Bonapartists, it ultimately proved to be nothing but the part of the final death rattles of an Empire collapsing at the seams.

With the situation becoming increasingly hopeless, the now Empress Dowager Marie Louise, fled with her son escorted by the 1200 remnants of Napoleon’s ever loyal Old Guard into Austrian territory. There she had sought asylum in her father’s seeking to avoid the fate of her grand-aunt Marie-Antionette who was faced retribution by the successive French government with her family suffering similar horrors.

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A portrait of Empress-Dowager of the French Marie-Louise of Austria

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A portrait of the young Emperor of the French Napoleon II: L'Aiglon.​

Still some loyalists within the Imperial City such as Marshall Marmont, and Marshall Mortier prepared a hastily assembled defense of the city with around 40,000 troops. Inspired by the Emperor’s sacrifice and heroic death to mount their own last stand in defense of France and its Revolutionary ideals. As the defenses were being prepared, the Prince of Schwarzenberg issued a message to defenders threatening to destroy the city if they didn’t surrender immediately. Though anti-Bourbon historians and propagandists would tout this as another example of the Ancien Regime bringing shame upon France, it should be noted that it was likely an empty threat meant to lower the defenders’ morale and coax them into surrendering the city without a fight. Leveling the city would have been counterproductive to the Coalition’s goal of restoring the Bourbon monarchy and pre-Revolutionary status quo. However, what was intended to lower the Bonapartists’ morale, only hardened the defenders’ resolve backfiring catastrophically for the coalition. And after about two days of brutal and unrelenting fighting, with occasional skirmishes breaking out between both sides, Marshal Marmont and Mortier engaged in negotiations which culminated with the defenders surrendering to the forces of the coalition realizing their situation as hopeless with defeat being inevitable.

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A painting depicting French loyalists mustering to the defense of the city in anticipation of the Coalition's attack.

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A portrait depicting Tsar Alexander leading the Russian army in its triumphant march through the city.​

With the last of the loyalist garrisons surrendering, the Russian Army led by Tsar Alexander I marched into the city in triumph through the Porte Saint-Denis. The victorious Russian army was met by large crowds of various people with many of them wearing white, or waving white flags as a sign of goodwill at the sight of a foreign army entering the city. This gave the coalition a mistaken impression that the people overwhelmingly clamored for the return of the Bourbon Kings of France much to the elation of King Louis XVIII who still remained in exile in Paris. The truth was that most Parisians were apathetic to the Royalist Return. Most Frenchmen were tired of the long and unceasing war war and worsening economic situation that resulted from it.

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A portrait of King Louis XVIII of France depicted in his coronation robes.​

With the First Empire now dead, the Bourbon monarchy was reinstated under King Louis XVIII who was the younger brother of King Louis XVI. Though Louis' ascension to the French throne wasn't quite as assured as it seemed to be. Initially the allies were quite split on who should be crowned as France's ruler. The Austrians favored the boy-Emperor, Napoleon II as he was Kaiser Franz's grandson. The Russians however seemed to favor Louis-Philippe the Duke of Orleans or the former Marshal of the Empire and now Crown Prince of Sweden, Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte. It was largely thanks to the efforts of Talleyrand who sold the idea of a Bourbon Restoration being the most desirable outcome for Europe in order to ensure a smooth transition back to the old status quo where the balance of power was maintained. As the House of Bourbon ruled France for centuries, suddenly stripping it of its claim to the throne for a less-legitimate house would see said ruler's reign tarnished by the specter of illegitimacy that would inevitably lead to further instability festering in France. This fact in addition to various Royalist demonstrations breaking out in Paris, Bordeaux, Marseille, and Lyons made the idea of restoring Louis XVIII to his throne the logical next step in restoring the old political order on the continent.

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A painting depicting the Bourbon restoration as salvation for France. In accordance with Bourbon Propaganda, King Louis XVIII is depicted protecting the modesty of a woman whose dress fell off. The woman wearing the white dress with Fleur de-lis represents France. Louis XVIII's restoration to the throne is thus presented as restoring France's honor.
Prior to his Restoration to the throne, the King spent life in exile in England where in Hartwell he issued a declaration of a more liberal character promising that those who served Emperor Napoleon I, or the First Republic would not suffer reprisals for their deeds. He also stated that the original owners of confiscated lands of the clergy and aristocracy would be financially compensated instead of having all their old lands and titles restored. This in effect recognized the property rights of those who gained land during the Revolution which helped to facilitate a much smoother transition to power for the incoming Bourbon government.

With the Eaglet’s departure from France, the Senate formally invited Louis XVIII to take the Crown upon a precondition that he would rule France in accordance with a written Constitution. Despite Louis’ personal reservations about a Constitution, he faced pressure from the Coalition powers to accept it to ensure a smooth re-installation of the Bourbon Monarchy. Of course Louis being a more astute monarch and political figure, learned the lessons taught by the Revolution, and the Constitutional Monarchy of 1791, and thus rejected the Senate’s Constitution. Instead he made a promise to create his own Constitution for France. Louis knew that accepting the proposal would signal that his power and authority stemmed from that of an assembly of people which would give the impression that the Parliament was sovereign rather than the King of France. Louis being a traditionalist and a Conservative saw such ideas of popular sovereignty as ludicrous and untenable as a basis to rule.

Watching how his brother the late Louis XVI was made into a figurehead for the National Assembly, and then executed by it, Louis resolved to reassert the monarchy’s power and authority through the framework of a Constitution made according to his terms. This was a lesson Napoleon II would later take to heart when laying the groundwork for his own Empire after the Imperial Restoration.

In accordance with the Declaration of Saint-Ouen, Louis XVIII accepted a Constitution unlike his other Bourbon Monarchical counterparts. This more “liberal” tune to the Bourbon Monarchy was realized through the Charter of 1814, which acknowledged the new norms of a post-Revolutionary France such as the Napoleonic Code, private property, freedom of the press, etc. Though this seemed like a great victory for the French Liberals, the spirit of the Constitution was already being undermined from the moment the King’s pen touched the paper. Harsh press-censorship laws and restrictions on the franchising showed the government’s more reactionary and conservative nature.

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An image depicting the Charter of 1814, the Constitution of the restored Kingdom of France.​

While the Constitution took inspiration from the British Westminster System with its bicameral legislature, it was by no means a Parliamentary Monarchy. In fact after the Charter was first drafted, it was presented as a gift from the King to the people of France. This in spirit connotes that the Constitution stemmed from the King’s traditional powers and prerogatives as opposed to its stemming from a public act. And although Parliamentary structures like the bicameral parts: The Chamber of Deputies and Chambers of Peers existed, the legislature itself was quite pliant to the will of the KIng. This was in large part due to the failure of proper parliamentary conventions developing much to the frustration of the more libeal members of the Legislature. Unlike in the United Kingdom, the Constitution was worded in such a manner that the King’s chosen ministers weren’t directly responsible to the Legislature. King Louis’ willingness to throw his personal weight into political manners also helped to assert the Crown’s considerable executive powers and influence over legislation.

With the long and arduous Napoleonic Wars now finally over, Louis XVIII initially gained a slight boost in popularity being seen as a man bringing in peace and tranquility to France after many years of war and economic hardship. This initial boost in popularity motivated the King to slowly and subtly reassert the old manner of rule under the Ancien Regime. And while the King kept his promise in granting a Constitution and respecting liberal ideas such as property rights, his actions still signaled a symbolic rebuke of the Revolution’s legacy and achievements.

One such example of this was the new social structure within the Bourbon Monarchy. Under the First Republic, class distinctions were abolished, though as the Republic devolved into anarchy, all semblance of social order and cohesion collapsed. When Emperor Napoleon seized the reigns of power, as a sort of compromise he fused together the ideals and principles of the Revolution with that of monarchism. His new system of patronage: the Imperial Nobility allowed for a great deal of social mobility for the time period. Those who had proved themselves in service to France through their own merits were quite richly rewarded by the Emperor creating a sense of meritocracy not seen in the old Ancien Regime. By contrast, the new system under Louis XVIII was more of less a return to the previous status quo with society becoming much more stratified once again. Thanks to its favoring of France’s wealthiest landowners, the franchise became greatly reduced with only roughly around 1% of the nation’s populace eligible to vote. This dispossessed a vast swathe of people who had become used to comparative liberties within the Empire. It also created a deep rift between what was the old nobility: made up of mostly former emigres who fled during the Revolution, and the nouveau riche Imperial nobility who attained their position thanks to by merit on the field of battle rather than by blood.

Other examples of such symbolic rebukes of the Revolution was the Restoration government’s decision to change the French Flag from the Tricolor back to the old French naval ensign also known as the “white flag.” The Old Naval ensign was chosen largely because of how it had become a symbol and a rallying banner for French Royalists during the height of the Reign of Terror featured most prominently by groups such as he Catholic and Royal army counterrevolutionaries. The symbolism here wasn’t lost on anyone. Among what would be later described as French Nationalists, the move provoked extreme outcry especially among many veterans from the Napoleonic Wars. Among these individuals, the legacy of Emperor Napoleon remained strong with the image of the Emperor holding a saber in one hand, and a Tricolor in the other burned into their minds. To these men, the move was a slap in face, something which wouldn’t be forgotten in the coming years.

In regards to the King’s powers and authority within the state, according to the Constitution, he retained a great deal of powers with the only major substantive concession being that laws relating to taxation need the support of the Chamber of Deputies. While the system of Absolute Monarchy initiated under Louis XIV had been abolished, in many ways the new Constitution proved to be quite advantageous to the Bourbons. Unlike his brother or grandfather Louis XVI and Louis XV respectively, the King had his powers and role within the state firmly codified in an official legal document which served as the framework for government. The monarchy no longer had to rely on flimsy legal technicalities based on interpretations of inconsistent and archaic feudal laws and principles to govern. Meddlesome institutions such as the infamous Parlement of Paris remained firmly abolished.

While King Louis’ power was curtailed, the power and influence of the Crown’s traditional opposition: the nobility was greatly reduced with them unable to regain the full extent of their various social, legal, and fiscal privileges. In regards to legislation, the King was chief of state and head with additional powers to prorogue and summon Parliament, the right to draft and present laws Parliament, appoint judges, dissolve the Chamber of Deputies and call for elections. In the hands of a capable political figure such as Louis-Stanislaw, the Charter of 1814 was a perfect means by which the Crown could reassert itself, but fortunately for the Bonapartes, his successors were less adept at such political machinations.
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A portrait of Prince Charles, the count of Artois and leader of the Ultra-Royalist Faction.
Despite the its various political successes, the Kingdom faced a range of political and structural issues that threatened to upend the monarchy like a house of cards if left unchecked. France while Royalist once again saw the French monarchists divided into various factions organized around different political ideologies and visions of where to take the country. The first of these factions was the Ultras, also known as the Ultra-Royalists. This faction was led by the then Prince Charles, count of Artois and future King Charles X of France. Charles was Louis XVIIIs' younger brother who favored a return to a more reactionary and traditional French government along the lines of the Ancien Regime. The Ultras were made up primarily of the old nobility of France, many of which who were chased out by the Revolutionaries during the height of the Reign of Terror. The Ultras much like Prince Charles, favored a return to the ideals of the Ancien Regime, and after the humiliation they suffered thanks to the Revolution, they rallied around the Bourbons seeking to use the Restoration as an attempt to regain their past prominence and to gain restitution for their properties and fortunes.

But their hopes were dashed with Louis XVIII's enthronement. The King had instead opted to go for a much more moderate route in terms of a Restoration of the Monarchy agreeing to a Constitution, and choosing to compromise with the liberals over the legacy and principles of the Revolution. To the Ultras this was a slap in the face as many of them wanted revenge against the Revolutionaries and Bonapartists. This anger was demonstrated with small scale riots which broke out against officials of the Empire as it collapsed following the Battle of Leipzig which was spun by Bonapartists and the Republicans as a "Second White Terror." In reality these riots were little more than small peasant revolts such as the ones in Bordeaux over economic issues such as the King going back on his promise to eliminate or reduce certain taxes. Regardless these Ultras proved to be a thorn in the side of the King with them being mocked as "more royalist than the King," which was true as the King himself astonished that they were more hardline than himself. And despite the monarchy's more reactionary turn under King Louis XVIII, by the 1820's he was forced to side with the more liberal and moderate members factions as the Ultras became more politically active and agitated for various concessions.

The second of the major political faction during the Restoration was the Doctrinaires faction. The Doctrinaires consisted of a coalition of various French monarchists made up of mostly liberal and moderate individuals. Some prominent members included the Prince Talleyrand, and the Marquis de Lafayette. The Doctrinaires favored a moderate Constitutional monarchy as the basis of government, though the exact nature and type of Constitutional monarchy varied among these individuals as some favored a strong executive monarchy while others yearned for a more Parliamentary system similar to what was in the contemporary United Kingdom. While the Ultras consisted of mostly members from the old nobility, the Doctrinaires drew support from many former members from the Empire and the upper middle class.

The third major faction during the Bourbon Restoration was a coalition of many hardline Republicans and Bonapartists who joined together out of mutual hatred of the Bourbon Restoration. This opposition faction within France was mostly driven underground thanks to heavy press-censorship from the Royalist government under King Louis XVIII and later the more reactionary Charles X. With the return of the monarchy, and the death of Emperor Napoleon, many prominent royalists sought to erase the legacy of the Empire from France. While many institutions and reforms created and fostered under Emperor Napoleon remained, other prominent symbols of the Empire such as the Tricolor or the famed Imperial Eagle standards used by the Army, were quietly done away with much to the anger of many Napoleonic veterans and rank and file troops. Still the general war-weariness within France, and the lack of a proper claimant (as Napoleon II was too young to hold the throne) prevented any serious attempt at insurrection against the Bourbons. In addition to this, the mutual hatred of the Republicans and the Imperial Loyalists shared with each other kept opposition to the Restoration from organizing, at least until the end of its first phase in the mid 1820's.

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Author's Note
After a long wait, here's the next chapter to this timeline. Sorry about taking so long, but I had some school issues and some real-life related issues to deal with. Thank you guys for your continued support in reading this timeline. Looking back, I didn't expect this timeline to blow up as much as it did, but I greatly enjoy writing this timeline, and hope you enjoy reading it.

Please feel free to comment below. All feedback is welcome.
Regards,
@Basileus_Komnenos

Also I'm including a shoutout to @Comte de Dordogne and @Eparkhos for their awesome timelines as which I think you guys should check out as well.
If you're interested in early modern France, Comte de Dordogne's timeline The Sun of Rocroi is worth checking out. Eparkhos' timeline, The Undying Empire basically details the struggle for survival of the Empire of Trebizond in the 15th Century as the last bastion of Roman Civilization on the East.
 
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VIVE LE ROI! VIVE LA FRANCE!
Fernando VII and Louis XVIII: Woo hoo! We've finally got our thrones back!

Ferdinand I of Sicily: Seethes with rage in Sicily

Ok.I've iread it. Time for some comments:
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Well I'm certainly glad you enjoyed it lol.

I had to read every thing from the start because honestly i had forgot half the plot XD
Yikes! I'll try to have less gaps between individual updates. I honestly wanted to include more, but I decided to split sections of the Bourbon Restoration into different chunks as it encompasses different states and will have different phases over the years.

Nice chapter, worth the waiting
Honestly I'm a bit pissed at myself that it took so long to finally finish. I have a whole bunch of notes, and stuff, but I sometimes get so distracted to the point that it becomes hard to actually formulate proper sentences and a coherent narrative from it. Though I've gotten a bit better at managing my time thanks to all the essays I had to write for my finals, so I guess more regular updates can probably be expected.

You seem to be quite well-versed in Italian affairs, do you have any suggestions in regards to development of the Bourbon Kingdom of Sicily and the Murat Kingdom of Naples?
 
Well, I can't personally wait to see how this all comes tumbling down once Charles X becomes King and tries to go for a full restoration (or as full as you can get) of the Ancien Regime.
 
Great to see another great update, really like how you're setting up France to the eventual Bonaparte takeover, keep up the good work and I eagerly await for the next chapter!
 
Great to see another great update, really like how you're setting up France to the eventual Bonaparte takeover, keep up the good work and I eagerly await for the next chapter!
Fortunately, @Basileus_Komnenos is preparing the return of the Bonapartes.
Can you imagine the opposite? "Louis XVIII creates a constitutional monarchy, France enters Industrialisation, England sinks in the North Sea, Russia under the ice and the Bourbon Empire reigns for the next thousand centuries", it would be difficult to bring Napoleon II back to Paris after that. 🙃
 
Fortunately, @Basileus_Komnenos is preparing the return of the Bonapartes.
Can you imagine the opposite? "Louis XVIII creates a constitutional monarchy, France enters Industrialisation, England sinks in the North Sea, Russia under the ice and the Bourbon Empire reigns for the next thousand centuries", it would be difficult to bring Napoleon II back to Paris after that. 🙃
Lmao, wish it all could be so simple like that.
 
The calm before the storm.
Lol biggest understatement of the 19th Century.

Good chapter!
Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed reading it.

Thanks again for advertising me at the end of your chapter. 🙂
Yeah its a really great timeline about a period in history that often gets overlooked in AH.

I wonder what the next update will be about.
There's still the rest of the Bourbon Restoration to focus on like Spain, and Sicily. Some things Louis XVIII will do directly relates to them as they're also part of the House of Bourbon.

Well, I can't personally wait to see how this all comes tumbling down once Charles X becomes King and tries to go for a full restoration (or as full as you can get) of the Ancien Regime.
Charles in otl wasn't really going for a full return to the Ancien Regime per se, but he definitely walked that fine line. Here with Napoleon dead and his legacy seemingly crushed thanks to the lack of the Hundred Days, the Bourbons would probably feel more emboldened here than in otl. The Reactionary Ultras are also waiting to get their man on the throne as well.

Though thanks to various divergences, I plan on some interesting things happening for the Bourbon dynasty in ttl. While they'll lose their throne, compared to otl, ttl's events might be kinder towards their dynasty.

Great to see another great update, really like how you're setting up France to the eventual Bonaparte takeover, keep up the good work and I eagerly await for the next chapter!
Thanks for the compliments!

Yeah. It'll seem a bit of a slow burn at first, but its meant to be more of small thing snowballing into a much larger and chaotic thing mirroring how the Revolutions in 1830 and 1848 erupted.

Can you imagine the opposite?
Lol Louis XVIII needed an actual capable heir to see his work completed, but because he ate his way to the point where he could only waddle rather than walk, he became impotent leaving Charles' line to provide heirs. This almost backfired during Louis' reign because of the Duc d'Berry's assassination.

"Louis XVIII creates a constitutional monarchy, France enters Industrialisation,
Louis XVIII's idea of a Constitution though is more akin to Napoleon's idea. Its pretty ironic how Louis is basically ripping off/co-opting a lot of the stuff Napoleon built to lay the foundations for the Bourbon restoration. The Revolutionaries/Empire when setting up the new French state borrowed some ideas proposed during the Ancien Regime. Napoleon brought back old peerages and military titles while the system of departments which are France's administrative divisions were proposed as far back as the reign of Louis XV during the Age of Enlightenment.

Funny enough I wrote my final paper on how Napoleon borrowed a lot from the old Royalist system to setup the foundations for his Imperial rule. I got a lot of that information while researching this timeline funny enough which allowed me to kill two birds with one stone thankfully.

France did slightly industrialize under the Bourbons in otl, but that had its own issues which I'll cover in the later chapter for Bourbon France The Lily's Twilight.

England sinks in the North Sea
Louis XV's revenge intensifies....

Bourbon Empire reigns for the next thousand centuries"
Dear God a Bourbon Empire would be fun to write about. I initially planned on writing this timeline based upon a surviving Louis XVII who's freed from captivity from captivity by the Royalists and Catholic and Royal Army. The boy king is traumatized, but burns with a vengeance to bring order to France basically unleashing a new age Sun King to wrestle back the Ancien Regime from total collapse.

Basically the Revolutionaries panic and the Jacobins seize power installing Philippe-Egalite as their puppet King. This pisses of French royalists who take it as confirmation that he conspired to kill Louis XVI and the rest of the royal family to seize the throne. It basically triggers a massive civil war in France and reactionary Bourbon Counterrevolution on the scale of the Fronde/Wars of Religion.

Though due to some issues I had finding sources, and really being unable to properly envision France's changing foreign policy in a tl where the Revolution is crushed, I decided to scrap it and go with this tl.

I might eventually go back to that idea though in the distant future. Though if anyone else is interested in this topic, and wants writing a tl for it, feel free to send me a PM as I'd be happy to share/discuss some of my old notes/ideas I had for that timeline.

it would be difficult to bring Napoleon II back to Paris after that. 🙃
Nonsense. Where there's a will there's away.

Napoleon: Cousin how many times are we going to do this? This is the fourth time in a row.
Louis-Napoleon: Nonsense dear cousin we keep trying and trying again.

Lmao, wish it all could be so simple like that.
Louis XVIII: Me too. I wish I had someone else to succeed me.

Louis XV and Louis XIV: Glares angrily at Louis XVIII

Louis XVIII: What?

Louis XV and Louis XIV: You had one job.
 
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