The acquision of the Ionian Island did indeed boost Greek Nationalism in OTL, so I see no reason why it wouldn't ITTL.K final one will this see a increase in Greek nationalism a small at best
The wars and revolutions in Europe will lead to an increase in immigration to the United States...
It could be different percentages of ethnic groups compared to OTL, which could have interesting effects on American culture...
Yes there will be quite a few 48ers traveling to the Americas in this timeline. Most will come from Germany, but a significant number will come from other lands as well.yes where from maybe more Russians or Belgium polictal exiles
Well first and foremost the Ionian Islands provide Greece with another 200,000 people, give or take a few thousand. This will be a pretty sizeable increase in population for the Kingdom of Greece considering their population is around 1.2 million in 1848 ITTL. There are also a number of economic benefits that the Ionian Islands provide, namely olive oil, wine, and Zante Currants, but they also have a decent production of dairy products, honeys, and liqueurs as well.
In terms of naval benefits, the harbor of Zakynthos is one of the largest in Western Greece making it a very active commercial center in the region. Corfu also has a respectable port as well and its location between the Ionian Sea and the Adriatic sea makes it an important location to control. So in short, the addition of the Ionian Islands to the Kingdom of Greece will provide a major boon to the country going forward.
Very interesting tidbits, I'll try to keep those in mind when I get to that point in the timeline.Two changes I'd really like to see TTL is first and foremost the Ionian Academy being retained as a second university in Greece, the better economy should more than suffice to support it. Second the British when leaving OTL dismantled part of the Corfu fortifications, hopefully with the closer relations this does not happen TTL. Not that it will matter militarily in the longer term but well...
Wisconsin you say?Oh good, my Wisconsin Germania is still safe
I don't believe I have any 48ers in my own family tree, but I do have a few Irish ancestors who left Ireland for the United States during the Great Potato Famine.My great-great-great-great-grandpa was a 48-er. Long live the Spring of Nations!
Two changes I'd really like to see TTL is first and foremost the Ionian Academy being retained as a second university in Greece, the better economy should more than suffice to support it. Second the British when leaving OTL dismantled part of the Corfu fortifications, hopefully with the closer relations this does not happen TTL. Not that it will matter militarily in the longer term but well...
That's an oxymoron, Walloon itself is a langue d'oïl, which is basically French and a couple of mutually intelligible languages.with many openly speaking French or varying French dialects in favor of their native Walloon
Well that's f***ing ominous.Next Time: The End of July
Interesting, I was under the impression Walloon was a separate language from French, albeit one that was heavily influenced by it. Anyway, I've edited it accordingly.That's an oxymoron, Walloon itself is a langue d'oïl, which is basically French and a couple of mutually intelligible languages.
Otherwise, this is looking interesting... in the Chinese sense. Am looking forward to watching France slip up and-
Well that's f***ing ominous.
Greece will probably come up a little sooner than that. My current plan is to finish the events in Belgium/France first then go back to Greece to see what is going on there. After that I will finish the remainder of the 1848 Revolutions before moving onto the next section of the timeline which will heavily feature Greece.only 8 or 7 more until the greek update
Well maybe not everyone... there is a certain someone who will benefit enormously from this war.This won't end well. For anyone.
I would think that enough has changed in the Low Countries ITTL to warrant a surviving son for Prince Frederick, so consider it done.I do think you should make the agnatic line of the house of orange survive. Frederik van Oranje-Nassau had two stillborn sons, perhaps they can live in this time instead ?
Frederik the Younger lived to age ten, so he was hardly stillborn. He died because he fell during his physical education. (According to the Dutch wiki, he was a "healthy, happy child with a lot of energy")