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What if the American Revolution was unsuccessful?

Point of Divergence

Battle of Long Island

Following the Battle of Long Island, Howe pushes into Brooklyn Heights at the advice of his fellow officers, successfully decimating the remnants of the Continental Army and capturing General Washington. This defeat, albeit a very bloody fight, successfully ends the war in favor of the British, now being known as the Rebellion of 1775.

Effects on the World



The British would maintain a high level of power on the world for centuries. The harsh Anglo-French rivalry would fuel many wars between them, as both competed for control over the world.


The French Revolution would be delayed until the mid 1820s as less debt for the Kingdom of France. Napoleon Bonaparte would never become Emperor of France and the revolution would not devastate Europe as much as it did in OTL.

German states

As Napoleon doesn’t wage war against Europe as in our timeline, the Holy Roman Empire doesn’t collapse until being affected by the liberal waves in the late 1820s. After going through various crisis, Germany reunifies after the First World War.

North America

United States & Canada


  • Rebellion of 1775 (1775-1776)
  • French Civil War (1789-1791)
  • Latin American Revolutionary Wars (1815-1840)
  • Second American Revolution (1837-1838)
  • Crimean War (1853-1856)
  • Third American Rebellion (1860-1864)
  • Pacific War (1904-1905)
  • World War I (1914-1918)
  • World War II (19??-19??)