Alternative History

On June 28, 1914, the future Emperor Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary faced an assassination attempt.The attempt was unsuccessful and he proceeded on to his scheduled Town Hall reception. Following this reception, he went to the hospital and visited the victims of the assassination attempt. Two years later, on November 21, 1916, Emperor Franz Joseph would die of natural causes and Franz Ferdinand would become Emperor.


  • June 28, 1914: Franz Ferdinand, future Emperor of Austria-Hungary, survives assassination attempt.
  • August 15, 1914: Panama Canal opens.
  • November 3, 1914: In the US mid-term elections, Republicans gain 72 seats in the House of Representatives, but Democrats still maintain a majority.
  • December, 1914: The Conservative Party wins a majority in the UK elections, ending five years of a hung Parliament. Andrew Bonar Law becomes Prime Minister.
  • November 7, 1916: Woodrow Wilson is defeated by Republican challenger Charles Evans Hughes. Republicans gain a narrow majority in the House and Senate.
  • November 21, 1916: Franz Ferdinand becomes Emperor of Austria.                                                                                            
  • December 8, 1917: British economy collapses, leads to political instability.
  • January 22, 1920: George V abdicates resulting in the establishment of the British Commonwealth.
  • February 15, 1920: A coup d'etat staged by Ultranationalists topple the newly established British Commonwealth, led by William Wallace, a self-proclaimed descendant of the Scottish Warrior of the same name they establish a Totalitarian Dictatorship with Wallace as the Supreme Ruler of the British Empire
  • March 14,1920: Wallace expands Britain's military leading to rapid recovery of its economy.  Wallace increases troop presence in Britain's colonies, including Canada as the United Kingdom annexes all of their overseas territories and Dominions forming the British Empire. 
  • November 2, 1920: President Hughes wins re-election over James Cox. Republicans now hold a super-majority in both the House and Senate.
  • August 1, 1921: British troop levels in Canada reaches 100,000.  US issues ultimatum to Britain, withdraw by Jan. 1, 1922 or face war.
  • August 22, 1921: Wallace orders blockade of the American east coast. British troops invade Detroit through Windsor.
  • August 23, 1921: US declares war against Great Britain.
  • September 1921 - January 1928: World War 1 
  • January 2, 1928: The United Kingdom unconditionally surrenders to the Allies
  • April 1928: With the ongoing Second Russo-Japanese War, Russia is constantly defeated by Japan as they begin advancing into Siberia.
  • July 1928: The Washington Peace Conference begins as the terms for the members of the Greater Entente (excluding Japan and Russia) are written.