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Rise of Japan
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First Global War
French Revolution
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Third Global War
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First Eurasian War
North American War
Second Eurasian War


Growing democratization in Japan did not translate into her possessions. In contrast, greater centralization began to take place. This led to discontent in the Japanese colonies, especially in Aruta, already one of the most developed colonies. In 1752, a revolution began in Aruta-dô, as modern-day Aruta was known at the time. The Arutans demanded the same freedoms as their compatriots in Japan proper. In 1754, the rebels proclaimed their leader, Tokugawa Ichirô, Quampaku of Aruta. Japan immediately set out to crush the rebellion. Revolutionary sentiment soon crossed the Eastern Ocean to Chôxen and the East Indies, but they were less serious.

Foreign Powers Attack

France, Britain and Spain saw an opportunity to profit at Japan's expense, and proclaimed their support of the rebels. Japan sought allies against her own rebels and the European powers arrayed against her, and promised Russia territory in Siberia as well as Britain's Indian possessions if she aided her. The Russians agreed, and the First Global War thus began. Other European powers soon joined. Austria and Sweden joined Russia in the pro-Japanese alliance, while Prussia joined the English and the French in the anti-Japanese alliance, hoping to gain greater land from Austria. Portugal joined the pro-Japanese alliance, hoping to capture more colonies from Spain.

China, beginning her resurgence, saw the opportunity for greater power, and joined the anti-Japanese alliance. The old Japanese protectorate of Zhou quickly fell to China, and Chinese troops entered Chôxen, where they were initially welcomed as liberators by the Choxenese.

Compromise With Rebels

Japan, fearing the destruction of her Empire, quickly came to a compromise with her colonies. Major colonies were granted a considerable degree of internal autonomy, in an arrangement that became the basis of the later Federation of Japanese States. The brief Wars of Independence were thus ended, but the First Global War continued.

Main Powers

Not all powers listed here were formally in alliance, some were merely opportunistic co-belligerents.

Results of the War

The war continued until 1765, when the Treaty of Kyôto was signed, ending the war. Japan ceded western Louisianne to France and eastern Louisianne to Britain, and the Oregon and Areskan territories to Britain. She also surrendered her claims to territory in India, with the exception of the Maldive Islands. Most of Indonesia was likewise surrendered, most of it going to Britain, but some also to France. China was granted most of Chôxen. Aruta east of the Colorado river was retroceded to Spain.

Britain took control of the Austrian Netherlands.

Prussia had dropped out of the war in 1762, having been overwhelmed by Russian and Austrian forces. Silesia was returned to Austria, and East Prussia was ceded to Russia. Prussia's territories west of the Elbe River were lost, becoming sovereign states in the Holy Roman Empire. Though Prussia (barely) survived as a state, she would never again be an important power in Europe, remaining dominated by Austria.

In India, alliance between the Sikh clans and the Russian Empire takes place and as a result the Russian's are able to conquer the provinces of Punjab and Kasmir and the Yamuna becomes the eastern border of the Russian Empire. As a result of the alliance the Sikhs are positioned as the Praetorian Guard of the Russian Empire in India. In South India the position of Japan is weakened as a result of their defeat at the hands of the Maratha Empire. The capital of the Mughal Empire is changed to Agra as Delhi has been taken by the Russians. The French are able to retain their province of Bengal.

Though France had gained territory, the expense of the war bankrupted the royal government, and led directly to the French Revolution.

Portugal and its colonies became part of Spain.

Sweden reasserted its dominance along the Baltic and on the overseas territories of Denmark. Denmark was forced to cede all islands in the Östersjön.