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Imagine what would be, if history had occurred a bit differently. Who says it didn't, somewhere? These fictional news items explore that possibility. Written by Alternate Historian
Editor says, what if France had retained Quebec? muses Chris Oakley reflecting on an article in the New Statesman magazine. 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 Double Jeopardy thread. Alternate Historian and 1 other(s) like this article.
In 1779,the Revolutionary War ended with the final surrender of British forces to the Continental Army at Yorktown, Virginia.
Double Jeopardy Part 13 Battle of YorktownFor the American colonials this moment represented the triumphant conclusion of their four-year-long struggle for freedom from British rule; for the British themselves it was the ultimate grim evidence of their failure to tame the North American continent; and for the citizens of the Quebec Republic it meant a chance to further secure their own independence.
Ironically, the rise of Napoleon's dictatorship in France during the early 19th century would spark the establishment of an unlikely U.S.-Quebec-U.K. coaltion to stop Napoleon's quest for a global empire. In the Great European War of 1914-17, all three nations would side with France against Kaiser Wilhelm's Germany. Read the whole thread.