Earl,will the radical party in the ionian islands rise earlier that otl?
The Great Game will will likely be a concerning development for Greece as their two greatest allies are going to be at odds with one another, but so long as it doesn't break out into armed conflict between Britain and Russia, it shouldn't be too much of an issue for Greece.How will the Great game affect Greece? The one between Britain and russian because right about now it start to intensefy and start to head to a cold war level of aggression
This is 1848, Bismarck has just joined the Prussian Legislature. He is nowhere near high office yet.Your forgetting about one thing Bismark and he has already gathered some amazing generals and I find it in realistic that Bismark would allowed Germany to be dragged into a war like this
the Kingdom of France immediately heeded the call to arms almost immediately
Let's just say that the Austrian will be preoccupied for some time with events closer to home and Sardinia-Piedmont will likely play some part in that.Hmmm...
So with the Franco-Prussian War starting three decades early, any chance if Austria decides to join with the French? And if so, might Piedmont-Sardinia decide to join with the Prussians and Dutch against both France and Austria (the former to gain Corsica, the latter Lombardy-Venetia)?
Really makes you think...
On paper, probably not. France is still the premier land power in Europe with massive armies in the hundreds of thousands, superb generals, and excellent weapons and tactics. Prussia on the otherhand, has not undergone the various reforms that made them into the great military power they were in the 1860's and 1870's yet. They do have many of the great military officers and political thinkers like Bismarck, Roon, and von Hirschfeld, but they haven't risen to their OTL heights just yet. France will have some issues coming up that mitigate their success on the field of battle however.Another question being, is Prussia on the same level as France militarily ?
Your forgetting about one thing Bismark and he has already gathered some amazing generals and I find it in realistic that Bismark would allowed Germany to be dragged into a war like this
While Otto von Bismarck already has a reputation as a stalwart Royalist and superb speaker, he isn't exactly the most influential Prussian politician in late 1847/early 1848. I'll reveal Prussia's reason for entering the war in short order, but the resurgence of France in the Low Countries, or at least the appearance of it is a very terrifying prospect for Prussia and many other states in Europe so soon after the Napoleonic Wars.Oh yah your right I believe though that he still had some influence and did some stuff like form a peasant army and other stuff like That
Well the fighting between the Flemings and the Walloons started in December 1847 and France officially joined in favor of the Walloons in late April 1848, so the French had about 5 months to prepare for war.Immediately, you say?
But this is an exciting update. Considering Prussia's state in 1847 I actually believe they may pull through and defeat the French with the Dutch help. But to be honest, I find French victory more likely. France isn't lacking in talented generals or war-making potential compared to Prussia in 1847. And Prussia hasn't removed Austria as a threat. If Austria intercedes on the French side, I can see Prussia going down like 1806. But a major war between powers breaking out in 1847 could literally mean a French Republic and German Republic happening and Hungary freeing itself.
If the French and Germans both establish republics and become allies that would make me so happy. Even if Napoleon II is the president of the French Second Republic.