Hello and welcome to Room for Two? - An AH (Alternate History) American Federation AAR. The basic premise is that in the American revolution, only the 13 colonies became independant. The rest became a seperate nation after the war of 1812, and I shall play as that nation. I will be taking most of the roles and events that the USA did historicaly, such as aiding Texas and whatnot. So without further ado, I will continue with the backstory.
Room for Two?
American Revolution - Due to stronger British resistance, only the 13 colonies were given independance. The land between them and the Mississippi River remained in British hands. However, the scatered colonists in the area were discontent with British rule.
Late 18th and early 19th centuries - The remaining British lands below Canada are mainly ignored by Britain. Colonists from the USA still settle in the areas, and new immigrents from Euope still arrive.
War of 1812 - Faced with increasing forced conscription by Europeans of American Sailors to keep their various armed forces running due to the Napoleonic Wars, America goes to war with Britain. British land below Canada uses this to rebel. With the help of the USA, the area is secured. Attacks on Canada fail. However, most of the garrison in the rebellious areas was captured in the confusion, some three and a half divisions. This is used as a bargining chip to force the British to the peace table. The British quickly end the war on the condition that the rebellious area is not annexed by the USA, but becomes another nation. The American Federation is born.
1821 - The American Federation, with support of the USA, offers to buy French American holdings that have fell into dissaray at the end of the Napoleonic Wars. France agrees, loan payments are made untill 1833.
1836 - Game start.
(I will have an "American Federation Fact Sheet" up in a minute.