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Per Mare Ubique - A British AAR



Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to my new AAR, which charts the history of the British Empire from 1836 to 1936

Some of you will know me from old and others not, but I hope that you will all enjoy my new AAR. The format will be history-book style and will be taken from a game I am currently playing.

I have decided that I will play from election to election and update this after each election. This methord seems to work well for democratic AARs as it gives you regular events at which to pause and translate gameplay into history.

I must war you now that I am no great stratigest and this will probably be reflaected in this AAR and that this is more fan-fiction than gamne guide, so it will be low on screen shots and 'in-game' actions, although they can be derived from what I write. I will be happy to answer any questions or give advice about game play, but beware that I am not an expert (you have been warned :D )

I have chosen to play as Britain as I think that while it may be easy to play for obvious reasons, it is challenging in the fact that you can do so much but have comparativley little time in relation to EUIII for example. The challange therefore may not be as hard as Rensslaer's britilant I Am Siam - A V2 Minor Strategy AAR but it shall be interesting... so sit back, relax and enjoy...

...Gentlemen, The Queen!

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Table of Contents


Prologue
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I - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
II - The Lion's Roar
III - The Eagle’s Flight
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IV - Imperial Census, 1846
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Very interesting. I do need to get around to making my AAR's as professional as this :rofl:. I am subscribed.
 

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dragsterz: Thank you for your encouraging words and being my first commentAAR! I like your Dai Nam AAR, it looks prety too :)
 
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Prologue


“the power of the majority surpasses all the powers with which we are acquainted in Europe” - Alexis de Tocqueville


The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland stands upon the precipice of a new age, one which harbours many dazzling opportunities and potential dangers. If the first “Hundred Years War” can be seen as a strategic defeat with England’s banishment from the continent and France’s rice to power, the “Second Hundred Year War”[1] can be seen as a time of growing strength and ability that took first England from civil-war to The British Empire. The Royal Navy, or senior service, has transformed from a primarily defensive force to a become battle hardened, glorious and near untouchable leviathan. While “the Army” learnt from Canada, India, America and the Peninsular to become an efficient and dangerous force, whilst still looking to hit the heights of “Nelson’s Invincibles”.

With great thanks to the county's forbears the seemingly insignificant island off the coast of mainland Europe has propelled itself to the summit of world power and is ideally positioned to take the lions share of the coming spoils. With these immense opportunities of aggrandisement have also come great dangers both from within the mainland and colonies and from without, the Whig's have done their duty with many looking back upon the edifice of British Democracy with a satisfied feeling that The Great Reform Act of 1832 has been the final act in the progression of the organic development.

There is a vacuum with may of the traditional reforming Wig’s, including the new First Lord of the Treasury[2], seeing no scope for further progression leaving them closer to their traditional enemies the Tories than some in their own party. With Peel's newly reformed Tories looking to progressively 'reform ills while conserving the good' the Whig's seem to be in danger of either being pushed further to the left or being obliterated by Peel's 'wide church' approach. With the conservative[3] Lord Melbourne in charge there seems to be little scope for anything but obliteration, engendering the twin dangers of unionism and socialism. In Ireland the young agreement of Union is coming under increasing attack by the ever growing Repeal Association, its leaders flushed with success from the Catholic Emancipation.

Further afield their are growing murmurs of autonomy in the 'White Colonies' and escalating clashes between settlers and indigenous populations in the others. Continental Europe is, relatively, peaceful with the French settling down to a period of rebuilding after centuries of over-reaching for hegemony while the Germanic states strive to move forward and the Russian Bear seems content to slumber. Only in the 'low countries' where the Dutch are swiftly coming to the reality that the new nation of Belgium will win its Independence, does open armed conflict exits, along with the ongoing 'Carlist' troubles for Spain. While the 'rebellious' children of America look to cement their 'special relationship' with their erstwhile mother country.
So it is into this new era that we envelop ourselves; new nations, ideas and men will rise and fall and the wonderfully dangerous position of the British Empire will ebb and flow as it has so often in the past. A new age, a new ear with a new pride of Young Lions eager for the responsibility and opportunities of power.

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[1] The series of military conflicts between England (and then Great Britain) and France spanning roughly 1689 to 1815.

[2] First Lord of the Treasury (FLT), as many of you will know was basically the then term for Prime Minister.

[3] He’s a Whig, but now holds largely conservative (in terms of reform not party affiliation) views. Interestingly this is how I will use Vicky2’s “Upper house” so a Tory FLT/PM may lean towards socialism or liberalism, but the House of Lords party makeup will remain relatively static.
 
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This AAR looks very promising!
 

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This AAR looks very promising!
Thank you very much sir, hope you'll enjoy the ride :) Just started reading your 1914 eoic by the way, looks good just don't be sent to the tower like you know who ;)
 

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I - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon


“No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience” - John Locke


Lord Melbourne and his cabinet had regained power in April of the previous year after King William IV's unsuccessful bit to impose his will upon Parliament, and select Peel and his Tories to rule after Earl Gray resigned, instead of the Whig who he unaccountably feared as a radical reformer. The ensuing general election had seen the Whig's returned to power with a decreased, if still large, majority and Melbourne at it's head with the aggressively interventionist Viscount of Palmerston as Foreign Secretary. Not many internal clouds were on the horizon for the new Whig administration in the year of 1836, but things in the wider world were certainly worrisome.

The first spark of trouble for the First Lord was the troublesome frontier in northern India where constant raids by Punjabi forces lead to the War and Colonial Secretary, Lord Glenelg, to try and reign in encroachments on the Indian states borders by the British East India Company. Fleet street and the populace were, at first, behind such a move, but with worrisome stories of rape, pillage and murder stemming from the region the tide soon turned against the the government. The validity of Punjabi atrocities is still greatly debated today, and most today see the 'reports' as fabrications to allow a full scale assault upon the country. Such as it turned out when Melbourne reluctantly agreed[4], along with an almost gleeful Lord Palmerston, with the popular press and reversed the policy of Lord Glenelg compelling the man's resignation. General Douglas de Robeck[5], was tasked with the defeat of the raiders and so the ‘Company Man’ moved his forces, some 36,000 of foot and horse, into the mountainous Srinagar province. The fighting became bogged down as the superior numbers and technology of the company was mitigated by the Punjabi’s use of terrain and fierce fighting skills. Eventually de Robeck subdued the resistance and Lahore [6] came to terms.



Lord Melbourne, First Lord of the Treasury

On the other side of the globe in British North America a small group of extremist radicals tried through this year and into the next to usurp Imperial rule, although there measures were small-scale and doomed to their eventual failure they did cause the Melbourne ministry some domestic embarrassment and lead to a the Report on the Affairs of British North America, by the reformer Lord Durham, leading to a lasting settlement in the area. While in the west British settlers in the Oregon region complained of American infringment to such an extent that a cavalry force was detached to the area to ‘keep the peace’. While to south of the border the American 'cousins' were settling down to the mammoth task of building their fledgling nation, under the new Republican administration[7], they cast a casual glance and ignored the situation.

Palmerston as energetic and manipulating as ever embarked upon securing India for the British Empire, he calculated that the major threats were Russia and to a lesser extent the hoards of China. His decision was to play one off against the other by securing first China and then Afghanistan and Persia as pro-British buffers against the Eastern Bear’s machinations. Things gathered a pace, especially in the court of the Qunig Emperor, Daoguang. He saw clearly the descent of his Empire and hoped that by clinging closely to the world’s foremost power it can arise like a Phoenix from the ashes. And so while the Afghans were becoming friendly and the Persians interested, The Dragon quickly signed treaties of fraternal and economic friendship[8].


The coronation of Queen Victoria

On the 20 June 1837, the sad, if not unexpected, news of the demise of the King was reported to a mournful Empire, and with it came the succession of Queen Victoria and fresh elections, which was the norm for the time. The debate of the country was hard and long seeing Peel's Tories whittle yet more of the Whig's majority away after the troubles in the colonies. Interestingly the Tory slogan of “make the foreigner pay” arguing for an increase in protectionism, slowly swayed much of the population[9]

While the homeland was at the hustings, more military conflicts were coming to ahead. On the continent, ‘little Belgium’ had, with the naval help of the Portuguese[10] all but crushed their Dutch masters and were pushing for control of the contested Gelderland province[11]. While is south east Asia events in the Sultanate of Jahore had turned from boiling to outright hostilities. Sultan Abdul Rahman had died in 1832 and his son had sought to diminish the power of the noble classes, one of whom, Tengku Hussain had used his fief to grant the British power in Singapore. When the aristocracy rose against their erstwhile ruler, the Sultan turned to Britain to help, but he was as surprised as his enemy when 27,000 Indian foot soldiers suddenly landed in Johor Bharu. The rebels were swiftly dispatched, but Islamic leader new that the ‘game was up’ and willingly signed away his countries freedom to keep power[12] as did Lord Melbourne;

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         United Kingdom general election, 1838

         Seats          Votes
Party     won   Gain     Total     Percentage
[COLOR="Yellow"]Whig      344   -41      418,331   51.7[/COLOR]
[COLOR="DeepSkyBlue"]Tory      314   +41      379,694   48.3[/COLOR]
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[4] Wonder who cam up with these assertations... why are you all looking at me!?... ok so I just DOW’ed them :D

[5] The first General who was enlisted, not a particularly British name, but he got the job done

[6] Capital of Punjab

[7] In OTL (Our Time Line) the 'Old Republicans' were a a group that splintered from the Democratic-Republican party to eventually create the Whig party, while Andrew Jackson formed what would become know as the Democrat Party, things have gone slightly different in TTL (This Time Line) and the 'Republicans' have formed the majority while the 'Democrats' have become the small splinter.

[8] Yes China has been SOI’ed surprise, surprise :D

[9] Protectionism is on the surge, my hope is to eventually get a laissez faire/protectionist government

[10] AI alliances are strange things sometimes...

[11] Wasn’t watching but it looks like Belgium will be grabbing a portion of the Netherlands

[12] Yeah so I DOW’ed Jahore, good cover story tho eh? :D
 
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The empire begins to try his powerful tentacles... :D
 

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Subscribed, I'm suprised at the Whigs keeping power in 1.2 they crashed and burned.
 

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The empire begins to try his powerful tentacles... :D
Oh yes :D

Subscribed, I'm suprised at the Whigs keeping power in 1.2 they crashed and burned.
Yup... but not for long I think... also, welcome and thanks for commeting

It should be interesting to watch the British lion from within; and who knows, if you are playing 1.3 there might be some unexpected challenges coming your way...
What!?!? challanges, thats not why I chose The Empire! :D

Seriously tho, Welcome and thanks and yes it is 1.3 so there hopefully will be some challanges :cool:
 

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II - The Lion's Roar


“I was not the lion, but it fell to me to give the lion’s roar” - Winston Churchill


During the Napoleonic wars Great Britain had learnt the importance of sea-power and reveled in its great victories and dominance. The Royal Navy, however, had realised that while good leadership, seamanship and luck had delivered dominance upon the waves, the senior service had been held back by logistics and the importance of naval bases. The First Naval Lord[13], Sir Charles Adam, had been working hard since his appointment in 1835 and now his detailed plans were bearing fruit. The network of bases stretched from Halifax in north America to Vancouver on the opposite coast and in effect meant that wheresoever on the globe one of the Queens’ ships was located repair and replenishment was near to hand. In fact it was often boasted that even a ship of the small size and range of the Royal Yacht could now easily circumnavigate the globe, but there was one area that the tentacles of the Empire could not reach was the centre of the Pacific ocean.[14]

The quiet serenity of order that had appeared, upon the surface, of the continent since the Congress of Vienna in 1815 was once again restored when a shattered and demoralised Dutch government came to terms. Greater Belgium was thus brought to peace, and while the far eastern empire of the Netherlands was still intact, the Orange nation had suffered a grievous body blow. The relative calm that was being enjoyed in Europe could not have been further from the turmoil within North America, as the Republican administration sought to redefine the power balance. The defeat of Santa Anna, America's own self stiled Napoleon and his death in Battle, caused a chain of events that seemed to solidify the two nations of Texas and Mexico. With the dictators death and the war all but lost, Mexican democracy had managed to wrest control back. With British mediation the end of the war came swiftly[15] as Mexico soon gave up rights to Texan land in exchanged for the payment of £2.5m from, supposedly the Texan government, but it was in fact payed for by the British. Lord Palmerston took much of the credit for the end of the war as he realised that Texan friendship was worth more to The Empire, as a bulwark against the ‘imperialist [United] states of America”.



Santa Anna, the man who would be Napoleon

The 10th of February 1840, has long been remembered for the glorious and majestic marriage of Queen Victoria and her consort Prince Albert, and so it should as pomp and circumstance was mixed with true romanticism. This was not a political marriage, but one of love a rarity within the monarchies of Europe. Whilst the celebrations were continuing a worrying spate of incidents at the Afghan-Punjabi border was causing rising tension. This seemed of little concern to the British East India company and General de Robeck[16] had no hesitation in leaving his forces in the area when Lord Melbourne offered him a chance to get away from chasing bandits across rough country. He was, therefore, dispatched to the Sandwich Islands[17] where the Russian presence was fading, while the French were sniffing out opportunity. On the 14th April, 1841, de Robeck landed upon the islands and used his dashing charm and sharp wit to win concessions from King Kamehameha II, including a naval base at the lagoon in Pearl River.[18]

Lord Palmerston was once again heralded by Fleet street in January of 1842, his speech in December, 1841, had disclosed the details of what amounted to an informal extension of The Empire, the Anglo-sphere. China was joined by Afghanistan and Persia as founding members, in effect they had all signed treaties of economic, political and military friendship with the United Kingdom.[19] This, was the creation of the enigmatic foreign policy chief, and joy spilled into exaltation when it was revealed, early in the new year, that The Empire and Mexico had divided to unclaimed portion of the American west coast between them and formed an alliance.[20] The fury with which the later announcement sparked in Washington was something to behold. The ninth president William Henry Harrison, who had recovered from pneumonia just a year earlier rallied the people of America into a patriotic fervor and increased tariffs from 5 to 100% and extended it from goods to include British capital for investment. Needless to say the states were not supportive of this move, the industrial north needed British capital for investment[21] and were fearful of Imperial tariff retaliation, while in the south there were worries that King Cotton would be killed[22].



William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the USA

Worrying news came to the Melbourne ministry, as the new Afghan ally had finally had enough of Punjabi incursions and declared war, seeking annexation of the Kalat region. With General de Robeck still in the Pacific, military matters were left to the inexperienced Major-General William Hope and the situation looked grave indeed. Hope was seen by many as impetuous and cavalier, yet seeing the gravity of his situation the Young General reigned in his personality and used the intelligent and unorthodox, Geoffry Smith-Dorrien[23], in the mountains of Srinagar. The young Brigadier used his small force of local Punjabi troops knowledge of the mountain passes to great effect, harrying and diminishing the much larger Punjabi army sent to recover the lost province. While the Afghan army was being badly beaten by the numerically superior force in the north, hope gambled and lead the bulk of his available men and a lightening quick march to invest the capital Lahore. The Punjabi’s move back from the Afghan border to counter the British threat and approached Hope’s force of 27,000 foot with their own of 55,000 foot and horse. Smith-Dorrien broke into the Kalat region forcing the Punjabi army to split and while his meager 3,000 men held of 15,000 Punjabi’s hope used his elan, smashing and eradicating the main Punjabi army. Lahore surrounded and with no hope of rescue came to terms. Kalat was ceded to Afghanistan while its ally, Kutch on the cost of the sub-continent, lost its freedom to the British.

The hustings came afresh at the end of the year and while the Tory’s initially looked like taking the honours, Hope & Smith-Dorrien’s heroics, finally decided the close affair. The fact that the war had brought success to the Whig party was not lost on its new leader, Lord John Russell, and he saw that protectionism was what had almost cost his party its victory. He would gently steer the party towards this policy, using the US policy to increase tariffs from 5% to 25%[24] while making the Americans a special case rising their prices some 200%. While New England simmered, the Tory’s final lost patience with Peel;



A Punjabi Warrior

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         United Kingdom general election, 1843

         Seats          Votes
Party     won   Gain     Total     Percentage
[COLOR="Yellow"]Whig      330  -14      410,609   50.2[/COLOR]
[COLOR="DeepSkyBlue"]Tory      328  +14      407,416   49.8[/COLOR]
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[13] This title would be changed to the much more famous First Sea Lord in 1904 IOTL... probably in this one too

[14] Basically I’ve created lots and lots of naval bases, what with the tremendous income 25% tariffs are giving me, the investment is wise as now I have near infinite Naval range :D

[15] Not sure why but Mexico/Texas white peace’ed, Mexico being a democracy and Texas not joining the USA... strange, but true :)

[16] Big mistake for the Leading British general maybe?...

[17] Hawaii to those who don’t know, named after the apocryphal inventor of the sandwich... mumm sandwich!

[18] Yes that’s a British Pearl Harbour... I basically annexed Hawaii in game :)

[19] The Anglo-sphere will be my in stories equivalent of my SOI, but does not include the Indian minors within it as they will be treated historically.

[20] The US didn’t colonise, I got Oregon and Mexico gained Washington :D the US is Texas-less and Pacific coast-less :D

[21] In this time line (ITTL) the Republicans, after not installing a National Bank, still have the problems from Jackson’s economics and are even more reliant upon foreign (ie British) capital.

[22] A legitimate concern, the situation is a powder-keg awaiting a spark!

[23] Smith-Dorrien, a tad early, but spooky as I’m reading Kurt_Steiner’s brilliant WWI aar (see sig)

[24] 5% represents the Corn Laws... I have actually had tariffs at 25% in game, but this did not match with history, does now... trying to get that LF/Protectionist combo :D
 
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What? Problems in India that are solved so "easily"? Shame on you, sir.


Seriously now: Wonderful update and congratulations for such a string of successes. Well done.

[23] Smith-Dorrien, a tad early, but spooky as I’m reading Kurt_Steiner's brilliant WWI aar (see sig)
A quite good AAR. :D:D:D
 

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III - The Eagle’s Flight


“Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.” - Benjamin Franklin


Imagine, if you will, a man standing in the near the small town of Lexington, he is young and stares out over the fields hands clasped behind his back. The pleasant sun is bearing down upon him, as he takes deep breaths of the air and wondering if his forebears who had visited this spot had the same thoughts. He stands in his new and crisp uniform as, seemingly unnoticed, scores of rows, of red-coated men pass behind him. His musings are interrupted by an older gent who approaches him in the slightly battered uniform of the New England Militia, the man turns and greets his friend with a smile, the man is General James Cornwallis, he is the grandson of Charles Cornwallis, the man who surrendered at Yorktown, and he has a mission to revenge to complete.

The beginning of the Lord Russell ministry, was unusually quite as the world had seemed to settle down to a more pedestrian pace with the victories of Hope and the establishment of the Anglo-sphere. The new First Lord of the Treasury had retained the services of the indefatigable and unorthodox Palmerston in the field of foreign affairs, whiles installing Henry the Earl Grey as sectary for war and the colonies. Earl Grey soon realised that tensions with the United States, Harrison administration and so dispatched rapid ‘blockade’ squadrons to North American naval bases at Halifax, Bermuda, The Bahamas and Guatemala. Preparations were also made to arm the 50,000 Canadian Territorial's offered by the country and the America’s Squadron was enhanced by the transfer of several modern warships.



Portrait of Lord Grey

While the war-drums beat started in earnest in North America, closer to home on the continent their echos could be heard. King Christan VIII’s ill-health and lack of a male air had lead him in the dying months of 1842 to try and impose Royal Law on the southern Duchy of Schleswig-Holstein allowing for inheritance of the Duchy through a female line. The outrage felt in the small Duchy overspilled into violence, with running battles between liberal students and Danish regular army forces thought January and February 1843. As tensions escalated in the region, Copenhagen decided to move more units south to quell what was turning into a rebellion. Vienna quickly saw an opportunity to outmaneuver its northern Prussian ‘ally’ and declared war in the name of the German People.

Not everywhere did the tendrils of cordite smoke linger, however, and whilst Austria was crushing its northern opponent Britain's diplomats and settlers were gaining more ground for the Empire. A Palmerston sponsored expedition to the Comoros Island’s in the Mozambique Channel proved most successful, establishing a naval base close to Madagascar and the Eastern Portuguese colonies. In contrast the privately funded effort in South Georgia, proved to be more difficult. Whilst in South America the pro-British government of Columbia was convinced of the opportunities that lay within the Anglo-sphere.



Lord Palmerston

The only major blemish upon the British armed forces since the eighteenth-century, had been the ‘American Wars’ starting with the unmitigated defeat that was the ‘Colonial Rebellion’ which was followed by the inconclusive war of 1812. While the first had been due to limited manpower, logistics and French intervention, the second had seen that a hardened regular force could do well across the Atlantic, but the French distraction settled it. This time the French were content to leave North America alone, as they knew that the had neither the will or means of affecting the outcome. The spark came Harrison had done a lot in his term to agitate the six states that made up the New England region, and so they came together in the New England Convention of March 1843. With the belief that Harrison wanted a way to climb down, without denting his pride, the demands of the delegates in Boston, were relatively minor and petitioning Washington for greater states rights, while electing to invest the port of Boston as a ‘free port’. The idea was simple, Boston would be free of tariffs and restrictions, but still part of the USA. The convention had made a grave mistake, in thinking that the Republican administration did not want escalation. The New York state militia was tasked with marching upon Boston and breaking up the ‘illegal’ convention, and bring it’s leaders back as traitors against the USA. The convention was caught within a dilemma, but the people were with them and so they rescinded the Articles of Confederation and declared that Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut would form the ‘Confederate States of New England‘.

The new nation was immediately recognised by an eager Lord Palmerston as the Royal Navy quietly slipped its moorings heading for the American coast. Things looked desperate for New England with the New Yorker’s, now strengthened with federal troops, sweeping all opposition aside on route to Boston. A collective defensive was the only thing that saved the port. Within days the city was besieged by federal troops as they used positions on the Charlestown peninsular to reign down murderous artillery fire. Just as all hope was lost a squadron of Royal Navy ships was seen on the horizon, New England had asked for the protection of the British Empire, and it would come in the form of Cornwallis.



British Ships off Boston

The Colonel of the Welsh Fusiliers, was dashing, intriguing and bordered upon military genius. He was the first ashore, jumping from the long-boat onto the American coast. He was followed by his men, and those of the Royal Irish Brigade and a regiment of Boer dragoons, but not by the men of the Glasgow 1st Foot as a wild shot from Bunker Hill ignited there transport and all men, including the commanding General McGoldrick, were lost. The young Colonel, knew that momentum was the key to victory and so rallied his men for the charge up to the summit of Breed’s Hill. While it was reminiscent of the famous battle in 1775, one key difference was the way the British advanced in skirmish formation, only converging to give a last volley into American positions before over running New York 1st Infantry and, having sent his Boer’s around the position, the Albany regiments were caught and forced to come to terms. With the light fading Cornwallis mounted with the African regiment and they hurriedly rode toward Concorde and Lexington.

General de Robeck, Commander-in-Cheif of the North American expeditionary force landed and quickly subdued New York with the main bulk of the Anglo-Irish Army. He dispatched William Hope North with around 25,000 foot and horse while Smith-Dorrien headed south with the 50,000 Canadian territorials. General Charles Churchill too landed in New York harbour and his ships disgorged its compliment of 125,000 Angl-Indian troops, who proceeded to march with all speed upon Washington, Pittsburgh and Cleavland. This massive deployment, along with Royal Navy Marine raids upon Charleston, Savannah and New Orleans, was true shock and awe and came down as a hammer blow against the Americans. While the US Navy bravely sallied forth, they did so into the waiting teeth of the Royal Navy, the only American ships that returned to any port that day were those captured as prizes. The British were careful to include as many American militiamen as they could in their formations, and anywhere outside New England a proclamation was read to sooth American worries that this was a war of outright conquest.



Gereral Winfeild Scott, American hero

As the moths dragged on the realisation came to many unoccupied states, especially in the south, that the war was all but over and so pulled their militia back from the north and contacted the British forces. The state of Georgia, went so far as to invite the Royal Navy blockade forces to dock and re-supply in Charleston. Where the Officers were included within the high society scene and parties. Within a year of Cornwallis’s dash up Breed’s Hill, the North had most of it’s important cities either occupied or besieged and the Federal forces had been decimated and scattered, while the South had practically stopped fighting. Harrison soon sent out peace feelers to London and so the two opposing sides met in Yorktown to discuss terms. The United States of America was required to aced to the New England-er demands of recognition, and crucially the right for states to secede from the Union. As the proceedings were brought to an end, in one last act of defiance, General Winfield Scott hero of the siege of Washington and commander of the US forces, feigned illness so as to not have to surrender to General Cornwallis, a mimic of what had happened in October of 1871.

The globe fell peaceful again with the British victory coming within a month of the dismemberment of the Danish Kingdom by Austria. The Duchy of Schleswig-Holstein, won it’s ‘Independence’ under Vienna’s watchful eye and continental Denmark was annexed to Austrian control to provide a ‘buffer’. The election once again was dominated by tariffs and warfare, Palmerston once again pull off a coup with victory in American that lead to a Whig victory, but it was to prove short lived...

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        United Kingdom general election, 1847

        Seats          Votes
Party     won   Gain     Total     Percentage
[COLOR="Yellow"]Whig      329  -1*      419,012   50%[/COLOR]
[COLOR="DeepSkyBlue"]Tory      328  +0       417,337   49.8%[/COLOR]

*Whig seat was lost to an independent candidate
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[25] Austrian meddling in the north... can only cause future conflict surely?

[26] Panama Canal baby!

[27] Recovers from the cold that killed him in this time line

[28] Catchy name eh?... wonder who else will use that name?

[29] A name to watch for in the future...

[30] Made up character for a made up story, didn’t lose troops, but needed a reason for Cornwallis’s sudden promotion

[31] These names are too cool...

[32] This bodes well for the USA’s future...
 
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I was going to suggest that you took revenge for 1776, but you've been faster than expected :D:D:D

Yeah... shame about the aurthor tho eh? :p
A shame, indeed, sir! A shame! :D
 

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A really interesting AAR thus far; I would only request a few images from Vicky 2 itself so I can orient myself :) A map of the UK's holding at this time would be excellent!
 

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Excellent AAR & getting better as you go along. Well done.
 

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Hello all, just to let you know that there will be two updates tonight/tomorrow moring (GMT time) the firts will show the world in 1846 and my pop's etc... and the second will continue the stroy.

Thank you all very much for your support :D

I was going to suggest that you took revenge for 1776, but you've been faster than expected :D:D:D
Funny you should mention that ;)

Congrats, I deem you this weeks Weekly AAR Showcase winner! Keep up the good work.
Wow, thank you very much it is an honour indeed :)

A really interesting AAR thus far; I would only request a few images from Vicky 2 itself so I can orient myself :) A map of the UK's holding at this time would be excellent!
Thanks you, you should enjoy the first of tonights updates as I have decided that every 10 years I will do an 'atlas update' :)

Excellent AAR & getting better as you go along. Well done.
Thank you very much for your kind words and encouragment.