where the Fashoda Incident in 1898 causes relations between Britain and France to deteriorate further instead of paving the way to the Entente Cordiale, and Britain to seek alliance with Germany against France (and vice versa).
1895-6: The Italo-Ethiopian War marks the first defeat of a European power by an African backwater. The Italians are humiliated and swear revenge.
1898: The Fashoda Incident occurs, causing relations between Britain and France to deteriorate further instead of paving the way to an alliance. Meanwhile, Spain is humiliatingly defeated by the United States in the Spanish-American War, paving the way for America to become a world power.
1905-6: The Russo-Japanese War marks the first defeat of a European power by an Asian power. Some political commentators speculate that this might mean Europe's decline, but others say that these defeats were only due to the fact that Italy is one of the weaker European powers, and Russia's military is slowly becoming outdated. Meanwhile, the Moroccan Crisis sees France confronted by Germany, Britain, and their various allies over whether or not Morocco can become a French colony. The issue remains unresolved, but Britain enters the Triple Alliance to strengthen ties with Germany, making it the Quadruple Alliance.
1908: The Young Turks Revolution occurs in the Ottoman Empire, beginning the Second Constitutional Era.
1908-9: Austria-Hungary annexes the Ottoman territory of Bosnia while Bulgaria declares independence from the Ottoman Empire. Serbia, Montenegro, Italy, and Russia oppose Austria's actions, despite the Ottoman Empire's inaction on the annexation of their own territory by a foreign power. Austria is later supported by Britain and Germany. In response, France supports Serbia, Montenegro, Italy, and Russia. The diplomatic standoff slowly escalates into full-scale war, with Ethiopia and Morocco joining Austria's side as a result of the Moroccan Crisis and the Italo-Ethiopian War. Finally, on 10 September 1909, World War 1 begins. Italy effectively leaves the Quadruple Alliance, turning it back into the Triple Alliance.
1910: The German army steamrolls Belgium and northern France as per the Schlieffen Plan, with British reinforcements landing in Brittany, Normandy, and the city of Calais as part of the plan. Meanwhile, Austrian and German troops enter Russia according to the Schlieffen Plan. However, the plan doesn't account for Russia's surprisingly quick mobilization speed. But despite the quick mobilization, the Russian army only manages to slow down the Austro-German force. Also, fierce fighting occurs on the Austro-Italian border while British- and German- led Moroccan and Ethiopian troops rush into French West Africa, Italian Somaliland, French Somaliland, French Algeria, and Italian Eritrea, hoping not to encounter a vastly superior force. The Central Powers (Germany, Britain and Austria-Hungary, plus their allies) manage to steamroll Serbia and Montenegro, but the Ottoman Empire seems ready to choose a side. Finally, German troops land in French Indochina.
1911: The Ottomans decide to ally with the Central Powers as fighting them would be a two-front war. The Ottoman army floods into the Caucasus while the Ottoman navy guards Tripolitania with British support from Egypt. Meanwhile, Anglo-German armies lay siege to Paris, Austrian troops make a breakthrough to Venice, and Russia is pushed further and further east, also losing the Caucasus and the Ukraine. Morocco and Ethiopia also gain massive success in Africa, causing France and Italy to surrender their African colonies.
1912: Despite fight-to-the-last-man resistance, Paris falls and the French government is captured trying to escape to an undisclosed location. Italy surrenders before the Austrians reach Rome, and the Russians buckle under the Austro-German advance. The Bolsheviks under Vladimir Lenin try to take over Russia, but German troops arrest and execute most of them, including a certain Joseph Stalin, and Lenin himself. The Russian monarchy is restored, but becomes highly dependent on Germany.
1913: The Central Powers carve up Europe between them:
- Austria annexes Serbia and Montenegro, and creates the puppet states of Venice and Ukraine.
- Germany creates the puppet states of Poland, Belarus, Livonia, and Finland. They also get land in Belgium (which basically gets completely annexed) and northeastern France mostly up to the Marne River.
- Britain gains land in Normandy and Brittany. Paris and the area around it is placed under Anglo-German occupation until 1925.
- The Ottoman Empire gains the entire Caucasus area up to Volgograd.
Africa is also carved up:
- Ethiopia gains Italian Eritrea, Italian Somaliland, and French Somaliland.
- French West Africa and French Algeria are split up between Morocco, Britain, and the Ottoman Empire.
- French Madagascar and French Equatorial Africa are given to Germany.
Other colonial territories are also divided:
- French Indochina is given to Germany while Britain gains all of France's Pacific island territories and French Guiana.
1914: With the war over, tensions arise between Germany and Britain. Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire find it harder and harder to suppress independence movements, because they always come back stronger and stronger. Russia finds it hard to reestablish its position as a global power and all but gives up, while the United States just keeps getting stronger and stronger. Meanwhile, France and Italy both have simmering resentment from their defeat in World War 1 (then called the Great War) and want to return to greatness.
1916: The Austro-Hungarian Kaiser, Franz Josef I, dies. He is succeeded by his nephew, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, who apparently doesn't encounter Gavrilo Princip at all in this ATL. The new Kaiser tries to make Austria more democratic, but unlike in another ATL, his power is more undermined by racist extremists, ultimately leading to him getting ousted from power in July 1917 and replaced by his nephew, Karl I, who reverses his democratic reforms and cracks down even harder on ethnic dissent, making Austria a hotbed for conflict.
1918: Ethnic tensions reach breaking point in Central Europe and the Balkans. The Italians see a chance to reclaim their land and declare support for the ethnic rebels. They are swiftly joined by Romania, Bulgaria, and Greece, who all want to reclaim their rightful lands.
The ethnic rebels consist of:
Germany tries to intervene at first, but when Britain makes it clear that they will help the rebels if Germany helps the Austrians and Ottomans, they decide to simply send supplies and resources to them.
Austria is swiftly pushed back on all fronts, with a massive portion of his army consisting of ethnic troops unwilling to fight against their brothers. The Ottomans are more fortunate, and manage to hastily retreat to Constantinople to regroup.
1919: The rebels offer peace to the Ottomans, who reject it at first, but quickly accept the offer when another Arab uprising seems to be on the horizon.
- Italy annexes Trieste, South Tyrol, and the puppet state of Venice.
- Romania gains Transylvania and Bessarabia.
- Bulgaria gains Bulgarian ethnic lands.
- Greece gains Greek ethnic lands.
The Czechs, Slovaks, Hungarians, Croats, Serbs, Slovenes, Bosniaks, Macedonians, Albanians, Poles, and Ukrainians all gain independence in their own ethnic lands, creating many new countries:
- Galicia (Polish, but most Polish ethnic lands are within Germany and its Polish puppet state)
- Ukraine (Basically the entire former Austrian puppet state, minus Bessarabia)
The remaining part of the former Austrian Empire remains the Kingdom of Austria, under Kaiser Karl I.
1920: The Arab Revolt begins on 30 June, 1920. The Ottomans try to crush the revolt, but various ethnicities in the Caucasus revolt at the same time, turning the revolt into the Ottoman Civil War. Germany decides to intervene on the Ottomans' side, but Britain is once again dead set on preventing further German expansion. The Germans are finally determined not to back down in the face of a British threat, and ignore British ultimatums. On December 30, Britain declares war on Germany after Germany declares war on the Arab and Caucasian rebels on December 29. World War 2 has begun.
1921: Due to the Austrian Empire's disintegration, the only harm the Germans can do to the rebels so far is providing the Ottomans with technology and resources. If they want to do further damage, they'll have to get through Britain first. Meanwhile, despite the United States' attempts to remain neutral, President Cox (here the Democrats won the 1920 elections because President Wilson was very popular as a result of the 19th Amendment) declares war on Britain and her colonies for disrupting German-American trade and indirectly damaging the American economy. The British underestimate American strength and so only send a small fraction of their entire navy and army to Canada and the Eastern Seaboard. America is underequipped at first, but after they start redirecting their factories to military production, the American army becomes a formidable war machine, invading Canada and breaking the Atlantic and Pacific blockades of the American coast.
1922: With the British sufficiently distracted and sending more of their army and navy to protect Canada (which the American army occupies anyway later that year), the Germans spring into action, breaking the North Sea blockade and the stalemate in northern France. Brittany and Normandy, along with the North Sea and English Channel, fall into German hands, further encouraging various independence movements throughout the British Empire, especially in Ireland and India. The American navy seizes British islands and British-occupied German islands in the Pacific, but the British finally manage a stalemate at Australia, New Zealand, occupied German Indochina, and the occupied Philippines. Meanwhile, the Ottomans manage a stalemate against the Arabs in the south and the Caucasians in the northeast.
1923: The US Army begins liberating German Indochina and invades New Zealand. Meanwhile, German troops storm the beaches of Scotland. Also, the Ottomans continue the stalemate against the rebels, achieving little progress.
1924: German troops finally manage to inch their way down Scotland, reaching the borders of England. When they receive this news, rebels all over the British Empire revolt. Australia is given independence peacefully without firing a single shot because they agree to fight on Britain's side. But the rest of the empire quickly spirals out of control as the British army gets overstretched, causing most British colonies to gain de facto independence. However, the rebels in British-occupied German colonies across Africa and Asia rebel as well, raising questions about the rebels and Germany. Meanwhile, the Ottomans make peace, giving Libya, Arabia and Caucasia independence. These three countries immediately support the African rebels against Britain, technically switching sides although they hadn't exactly fought the African rebels previously (it's complicated).
1925: Britain capitulates as German troops close in on London. Australia surrenders shortly after, and once Scotland is separated from England, the war seems to be over, but disputes over German and British colonies between the rebels and the German government have the potential to burst into another war. Also, Canada is annexed by the USA, German troops leave Paris, and the Italian Prime Minister, Benito Mussolini, establishes a dictatorship.
1926: After American troops hand occupation of British and German African colonies back to Germany, the rebels have a hard talk with the German government about independence, but negotiations break down and the rebels declare independence from and war on Germany, except a few groups of rebels (India (including Burma), Ireland, Indochina, Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Eastern New Guinea, and most Pacific islands), and Malaya-North Borneo) which successfully gain and maintain their independence. The US is determined to remain neutral this time, and also releases the Philippines as an American ally.
1927: The Deutsches Heer lands in South Africa and immediately crushes the rebel defenses. Libya, Morocco and Ethiopia enter secret negotiations with the rebels to discuss potentially creating an African Federation, which would later aim to reconquer all European colonies in Africa.
1928: With most of the German military presence gone, the Eastern European puppet states rebel. The German Army is swiftly rushed back to combat the rebellion, but some portions remain to fight the African rebels. However, Libya, Morocco and Ethiopia declare war on Germany, causing more problems for the Germans.
1929: The Germans decide to focus completely on Eastern Europe, as they are facing stalemate there, so they make peace with Libya, Morocco, Ethiopia and the African rebels and allow them to create an African Federation. They attempt to improve relations with the new African Federation, but they focus more on crushing the Eastern European rebellion. Then, the American economy collapses, causing a major economic recession, as the global financial center was effectively moved to New York following Britain's defeat.
1930: The Eastern European rebellion is crushed eventually, but the American economic collapse launches a chain reaction that destroys the whole world economy, leading to the Great Depression.
1931: Japan, due to being heavily affected by the global economic downturn, decides to sabotage their own railway in Manchuria, a region of China, and blame it on the Chinese. They invade Manchuria and set up a puppet state named Manchukuo.
1933: In France, the economic collapse leads to World War 1 veteran, Marshal Philippe Petain, taking power and announcing an ambitious rearmament program prohibited by the 1913 peace settlement. Meanwhile, in the USA, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is elected president and begins the New Deal, a series of radical economic reforms launched to end the current economic recession and prevent future recessions.
1935: In a show of strength, Italy declares war on, invades, and annexes Slovenia and Albania. With the Italian threat looming, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Macedonia, and Greece form a defensive pact, the Balkan League. Bulgaria and Romania are invited to join too, but they politely decline.
1936: The Spanish Civil War starts between the Republican government and Nationalist rebels.
1937: After invading and puppeting Manchuria 6 years before, Japan invades the rest of China.
1938: The Russian monarchy, after having been heavily dependent on German support since 1912, finally collapses. The Germans ignore it, prioritizing their economy, but then a fascist government takes power under Konstantin Rodzaevsky, who begins modernizing and industrializing Russia even further, hoping to gain revenge on the "German demons". Meanwhile, due to the close proximity of Nationalist support, the Spanish Civil War ends sooner and with less casualties.
1939: The Franco-German Naval Agreement is signed, establishing that the French navy cannot expand over 45% the size of the German navy.
1940: France and Italy create the Fascist Pact, which Russia swiftly joins.
1942: Japan agrees to join the Fascist Pact. Meanwhile, England negotiates a reunion with Scotland.
1943: England and Scotland recreate the United Kingdom, but decide to follow a more isolationist and reactive policy. Meanwhile, Japan defeats China on the battlefield, but guerrilla resistance continues in the interior regions of China.
1944: Spain joins the Fascist Pact and attempts to get Portugal to join.
1945: India invites Thailand (aka Siam), Malaya-North Borneo (now renamed Malaysia), Indochina, and the Philippines to a defensive alliance against Japan. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is created. Meanwhile, President Roosevelt dies of a cerebral hemorrhage and is replaced by his Vice President, Harry S. Truman, who oversees the completion of the atomic bomb.
1946: Oceania joins ASEAN and Portugal joins the Fascist Pact.
1947: Germany invites Austria, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom to form a defensive alliance against France, Italy, and Russia. The various German puppets are also offered independence in return for joining the alliance. The Germano-Slavic Northern Pact (GSNP) is created.
1948: In the wake of the creation of the GSNP, Petain decides that it's time to finally put his now huge military to "good" use. On 19 November, he launches a surprise attack on Germany in Brittany and Normandy while Italy attacks Austria, Croatia, and Greece. World War 3 has finally started. President Truman declares neutrality, but warns that any attack on American territory will meet a massive American reaction. This earns him a second term in the following election.
1949: The French army sweeps through northern and northeastern France, swiftly crushing any German resistance, and then proceeds to steamroll much of western Germany and completely crush the Netherlands, despite the overwhelming strength of the German and Dutch armies combined (most of the strength being German). In an interview, Petain himself personally terms it 'tactiques de combat mobiles', but German newspapers popularize it as 'Der Blitzkrieg', which eventually becomes the standard name for it, except in France. Meanwhile, Austria and Croatia surrender to Italy, followed by Serbia and Bosnia, but Greek resistance continues in the south. Also, after fighting guerrillas for six years, Japan finally deals a knock-out blow to them and begins preparing to invade ASEAN and the three remaining European colonies in Asia: Hong Kong, Qingdao, and the Dutch East Indies.
1950: France once again tries to cross the English Channel, but is stopped by the combined Anglo-German (mostly German) combined navy. Meanwhile, French and Italian troops approach Berlin, but the Germans develop countertactics just in time. Berlin is barely defended, but for how much longer? Greece finally surrenders to Italy while Romania and Bulgaria join the Fascist Pact. Japan also launches surprise attacks on India, Indochina, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Qingdao after also declaring war on the Netherlands and their East Indies colony. ASEAN and the German colonies try to push back with whatever support the Dutch can muster, but the Japanese are a battle-hardened people with a rich military heritage, and they gain an overall victory. Also, the French develop their own atomic bomb, which they plan on using on the UK, but they decide not to when the US also threatens them which their own atomic bombs.
1951: French and Italian troops march into Berlin. Petain and Mussolini personally visit the fallen city and deliver a victory speech. Russia finally joins the war after some preparation, and invades Ukraine, Livonia, Belarus, and Finland while Franco-Italian troops invade Poland and Denmark after quickly securing Germany. All pre-1913 French European territory is annexed, plus the region consisting of what used to be Belgium and the Netherlands. Luxembourg is also invaded, easily being captured after somehow managing to stay out of the previous two world wars. Meanwhile, Japan defeats Indochina and the Philippines while laying siege to Bangkok. China is divided into various puppet states, two of which annex Hong Kong and Qingdao. Macau is purchased from the Portuguese, who finally join the war, along with the Spanish. However, Portugal doesn't declare war on Britain due to the ancient Anglo-Portuguese alliance.
1952: Sweden and Norway are defeated, and Britain stands alone. All hope would be lost if the German navy had decided to stop following the Kaiser's orders and had followed the orders of the new puppet government of Germany, led by Adolf Hitler and his second-in-command, Hermann Göring. But the Kaiser remains in command of the navy and continues fighting with the British to retake Germany. Meanwhile, back in Asia, Japan defeats Thailand, Malaysia, and the Dutch East Indies, puppeting all of them. Oceania stands alone in the Pacific and will fall eventually if no powerful support enters the war on their side.
1953: On 22 November, Japanese ships and planes attack Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, having picked this date because it was a Sunday, and they knew America would let its guard down on Sunday. Although President Truman has left office, President Stevenson (here the Democrats won the 1952 elections because the Republican's didn't have Eisenhower, who wasn't an iconically popular general yet) declares war on Japan. Meanwhile, earlier in the year, Spain and Portugal invade Africa (the African Federation, if you're confused) to secure complete Axis control of the continent. Turkey, Caucasia, and Arabia begin mobilizing their armies in case of an Axis attack, since Russia has been eyeing up Caucasia recently, and they agree to join the war together if one of them gets attacked. In fact, after annexing all that former Russian territory, Russia really does attack Caucasia. The Africans immediately send reinforcements from their massive army, which has been growing since 1929, and repels the Spanish-Portuguese attack, even pushing them back into their colonies. Also, the British develop an atomic bomb of their own.
1954: The Spanish and Portuguese are pushed out of Africa, but now the Africans send their massive army and navy after the Axis, causing Petain to privately scold Franco and Salazar. Meanwhile, with American support coming in from the West, Oceania is relieved and manages to start pushing the Japanese back, but only on the sea so far.
1955: Emperor Hirohito fires Hideki Tojo, saying that he led the country to follow dishonorable ideas and dishonored Bushido, turning it into a code of cruelty. He reverts Bushido back to its original form and peace is negotiated, but not as a surrender, as the Japanese consider surrendering a dishonorable act. The emperor frees all of the Japanese conquests, but they create a new Asian alliance called the East Asian Co-prosperity Sphere (EACS), which basically means all these so-called "free countries" are stillJapanese puppets. A few months later, Japan attacks Russia. Meanwhile, African troops start landing in southern Italy, Iberia, and the Balkans, ripping the occupying Fascist troops to shreds.
1956: As Japanese, EACS, American and Oceanian troops speed through Siberia and eastern Russia, African troops march into Rome and lay siege to Paris, completely decimating the French army. Multiple anti-French uprisings occur in northern Europe, freeing Germany, Norway, and Sweden. However, despite the Finns' warrior heritage, the Russian army suppresses them before being pushed out by the Swedes and Norwegians anyway. The German army is refounded and immediately continues the war by pushing into Russia. Also, President Stevenson wins the 1956 elections after successfully testing thermonuclear bombs.
1957: As Allied troops close in on Russia from both sides, the Siege of Paris ends with the Eiffel Tower almost being destroyed and Petain committing suicide. With Allied troops invading from both sides and France finally being defeated, Russia surrenders at the gates of Moscow, avoiding the bloodbath of fighting to the death.
1958: A peace settlement is reached:
- France gets to keep all its pre-1913 European territory, but the Netherlands will regain independence and gain the Dutch portion of what used to be Belgium (Flanders). France will also keep the French portion of Belgium (Wallonia). But Normandy, Brittany, Wallonia and all the territory gained from Germany all the way up to Alsace-Lorraine must be demilitarised. Any military activity in this region will cause immediate invasion of French territory unless the military activity is conducted in response to an invasion. These terms will be implemented when France is released from being split up into German, American, British, and African occupation zones. Also, all French atomic bombs will be confiscated.
- Spain, Portugal, Greece, and Italy will becomes states in the African Federation, which will be renamed the Afro-Mediterranean Federation. Greece will be given a special amount of autonomy due to having been part of the Allies.
- Romania and Bulgaria will hold free, democratic elections.
- All Allied governments in Central, Northern, and Western Europe will be reinstated, but Livonia will be split up into Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, of which Latvia will be administered by the pre-war Livonian government. Slovenia and Albania will also be restored.
- Japan will gain territory in Siberia, but the rest of Russia will be under Allied military occupation and government until democratic elections can be held.
- Japan will be allowed to keep her conquests, but the Netherlands will remain in stalemate with Japan as long as the territories of the Dutch East Indies (including Dutch New Guinea) remain under Japanese occupation.
1959: With the war finally over, Germany proposes a new, permanent alliance to replace the GSNP, which was intended as a temporary alliance. The European Defense Alliance (EDA) is created by Germany, Britain, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and (surprisingly) Switzerland. A common market between member countries is also proposed. Meanwhile, Japan and Germany both develop atomic bombs.
1960: Finland, Ireland, and Austria join the EDA. Meanwhile, the African economy surpasses all European economies combined, speeding up the process of adding a common market in the EDA.
1961: Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Albania, and Macedonia join the EDA. A common market is also finally adopted.
1962: Hungary, Czechia, Slovakia, and Ukraine, which were all neutral in World War 3, join the EDA.
1963: The EDA is reformed into the European Union (EU) and all the British and German atomic bombs are integrated into the larger EU army.
1964: The EACS reverts all international borders within it to pre-1950 borders.
1965: France is released from military occupation and immediately decides to join the EU.
1966: Poland, Belarus, and Finland join the EU, but Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania decide to remain neutral. Bulgaria and Romania finally join the EU as well, but with a slight pinch of reluctance.
1968: Free elections are finally held in Russia. However, the party that wins the election turns out to be a Japanese-funded monarchist party which immediately joins the EACS.
1969: German battleships arrive in Hong Kong and Macau, major sources of Chinese revenue (which actually ends up flowing to Japan). They simply float in the port without doing anything, but the action sparks Sino-Japanese concerns and the whole incident becomes a major crisis. World War 4 seems to be on the horizon. Meanwhile, the Afro-Mediterranean Federation joins the EU.
1970: The Japanese finally decide to launch a preemptive strike on the German battleships, sinking some of them. However, German submarines torpedo many Japanese vessels. The EACS and EU declare war on each other. World War 4 has begun. This sparks fears of nuclear annihilation of both Europe and Asia by EACS and EU atomic bombs. So, the US tries persuading both alliances to dismantle all their nuclear bombs for the good of all humanity. The EACS agrees to dismantle their bombs, but only if the EU agrees as well.
1971: Negotiations to dismantle all nuclear weapons continue while the war rages, mostly in western Russia and the Indian Ocean.
1972: Oceania decides to make a move. Indian, Thai, Malaysian, Indochinese, and Philippine rebels immediately rise up within the territories of the EACS, followed later by Russian, Chinese, and Korean rebels. Japanese troops, occupied with fighting in western Russia, suddenly has to pull back to stop the rebellions. The Japanese navy is also surrounded, with the EU combined navy closing in from the west and the now-mighty Oceanian navy closing in from the east. They retreat from the southern Indian Ocean to India, but the Allied navy continues pursuit. America also secretly considers joining the war. Also, the Oceanians manage to liberate the former Dutch East Indies, but the Dutch government issues an announcement saying that they will not be taking back sovereignty of the Dutch East Indies and that the Dutch East Indies will be given independence under a provisional government to soon be replaced by an elected one. The Dutch East Indies is then renamed Indonesia.
1973: The Japanese Empire of the EACS collapses as various independent Asian governments are set up. By the end of the year, only the Russian, Chinese, and Korean puppet governments are left. The rest have been defeated and the three of them are swiftly declining along with the Japanese government.
1974: The end of Japanese hegemony in Asia finishes with Japan's government collapsing in a coup. Emperor Hirohito is spared from the blame of defeat, but nonetheless his power is significantly reduced by the coup members who soon set up a Japanese parliament. The Japanese provisional government set up by the coup later agrees, along with the EU and the US, to begin dismantling all nuclear weapons starting in 1980. Before that, no new nuclear weapons may be created or tested.
1975: The EACS is disbanded. The Japanese provisional government proposes a new, fairer Japanese Commonwealth to replace the one-sided EACS. In the proposed organisation, Commonwealth members are allowed to refuse offers from Japan and each other, and a sport event will be organised every four years between member states. Also, member states can be suspended if a majority of the members support the suspension of membership, and in extreme cases, members can also be expelled from the Commonwealth. Non-members can be allowed to join, but only if they have a significant Japanese population. Finally, members are allowed to leave the Commonwealth if they please.
1978: A "world government" is proposed to help keep the peace. The proposed organisation is interchangably referred to as the World Congress, the United Nations, or the League of Nations. This naming debate slightly slows down the process of creating this world government.
1980: Nuclear weapons begin to be dismantled. The naming debate finally ends with most people settling on the United Nations. With the name decided on and nuclear weapons being dismantled, the United Nations is created to help keep the peace in any international dispute.
1985: Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Greek groups begin demanding independence from the Afro-Mediterranean Federation. Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland begin negotiations for a Nordic Union.
1987: After various issues being resolved, the Afro-Mediterranean Federation is split up into Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, and the African Federation. The Nordic Union is also formed.
1993: The Recolonization Movement (Movimento di ricolonizzazione), which advocates the reestablishment of colonies, is founded by an Italian historical organisation.
1997: The French and British branches of the Recolonisation Movement are founded.
2001: Arabia purchases large swathes of Arab ethnic lands in North Africa for $1.5 trillion. They agree to slowly pay the price over 50 years using oil, port, and Suez Canal profits.
2006: The Turkic peoples of Central Asia peacefully gain independence from Russia as Turkestan.
2009: The Spanish, Portuguese, and German branches of the Recolonisation Movement are founded. The various branches begin supporting each other and spreading their message. They begin to gain some public interest, and Recolonisation Movement leaders are interviewed by various news networks.
2013: The Japanese economy finally recovers to pre-World War 4 levels.
2019: The Chinese economy finally begins prospering.