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Editor says, what if the Americas had been reconquered by Old Europe? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Steampunk America thread.
In 1865,Chancellor Bismarck's arrival in a steam-powered exo-skeleton
upstaged the dirigibles carrying mustachio-twirling German diplomats
and monocled English & French civil servants to the Colonial
Conference in New Amsterdam. Which was to say nothing of the majestic dapperness of the Russian contingent. The Dutch of course were already there. An episode from the Steampunk America thread.
Steampunk America Part 1 by Ed & Jared MyersAlmost inevitably, the "Scramble for America" had created a large number of boundary issues between the European Colonies. Perhaps the most pressing of which was navigation of the Mississippi River, an issue that affected the co-existence of Spain, England and France. Also required was a common approach to liquidating Lee's rebels who were believed to be holed up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia refusing to accept the dissolution of the Union.
But the remainder were in broad agreement that a growth spurt in the European Industrial Revolution spelled domination of the Americas for the forseeable future. Because during the last decade, neo-colonials had reversed the American revolution and re-created a patchwork of assorted states ruled by European Governors. Nothing less than an all-out invasion of the USA by Russia, France, Spain, Britain, Prussia, and the Dutch Republic.