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Pre-Divergence Era (Until 1889)[edit | edit source]

Approximately 23.4 million years ago: An extremely small metal object strikes the South American plate, forming a hotspot in the mantle.

1501: Amerigo Vespucci first sights the Paolish Isles off the coast of Sao Paulo.

Prewar Era (1889 - 1947)[edit | edit source]

November 15th, 1889: After removing Prime Minister Viscount of Ouro Preto from power at the request of young republican officers, Deodoro da Fonseca Sends a letter for Pedro to appoint the Viscount of Maracaju (then minister of war) as PM and Pedro would reluctantly accept it later that day. On the afternoon José do Patrocínio refused to allow republicans to commemorate in the Rio de Janeiro city council. During the night Deodoro gets a visit from a messenger sent by some republicans to tell a lie about Pedro II appointing Gaspar da Silveira Martins (a man who stole Fonseca’s lover 40 years ago) for Prime Minister. Deodoro, knowing this makes no sense, he quietly goes to the government palace to talk with the new PM and the Emperor, and is decided that the people behind this messenger should somehow be arrested at least provisionally, in the next day the news gets to republican circles who get furious and start organizing an uprising and so they march in front of the government palace. Deodoro asks for a compromise but the rebels answer that they will not accept any compromises. Then loyal battalions are immediately called to end the rebellion and escort them to prison. (Brazil POD)

September 16th, 1890: After negotiations to diplomatically resolve the border dispute fail, Guatemala invades Mexico. (Mexico POD)

July 7th, 1896: James B. Weaver is nominated as William Jennings Bryan's running mate, helping him secure a narrow victory over William McKinley in the 1896 Presidential Election. (United States POD)

April 21, 1898: William Jennings Bryan refuses to recognize the USS Marine as having been intentionally sunk by the French, preventing the Spanish-American War from beginning until four years later, in 1904. (Spain POD)

June 26th, 1907: Ioseb Jughashvili is mortally wounded by a bomb fragment during the Tiflis bank robbery of Erivansky Square. (Soviet Union POD)

May 19th, 1911: Emiliano Zapata revolts against Porfirio Díaz with the support of Mayan rebels in Yucatan. (Chan Santa Cruz POD)

February 2nd, 1919: Soviet forces fail to neutralize Julius Kuperjanov, leading to his survival and a stronger Estonian victory in the Estonian War of Independence. (Estonian POD)

May 19th, 1919: The Turkish War of Independence is prevented by the success of the Misak-ı Millî. (Anatolian POD)

November 14th, 1921: Empress Isabel dies with the throne being passed to her grandson Pedro Henrique, although he is put under the regency of his mother until he is 20 years of age in 1929.

August 29th, 1924: United States Secretary of State William Richards Castle Jr. advises to Ramsay MacDonald not to support Ibn Saud's conquest of Hejaz, and instead provides American support to Hejaz under the belief in the importance of a strong Arabian ally. (Arab POD)

October 1, 1927: The Battle of Shantou ends with the successful evacuation of Communist troops to Guangzhou. (Chinese POD)

1938: Nikolai Bukharin is elected Premier of the USSR. The election of Nikolai Bukharin as premier of the Soviet Union was shocking to the world for a multitude of reasons- one being the peaceful transition of power that occurred as Trotsky begrudgingly allowed Bukharin to replace him as premier, and the other the clear implication of a coming seismic shift in Soviet foreign policy. Unlike Trotsky, who believed in an apolitical military aimed at defending the revolution at home and providing assistance to Soviet-aligned movements worldwide, Bukharin believed in a revolutionary invasion of Europe and direct confrontation with neighboring bourgeois powers. It was too late for Bukharin to implement his early programmes of extending the NEP and investing in industry through heavy intervention, but even so he planned substantial economic reforms where peasants could enrich themselves through proletarian humanism.

While the capitalist powers balked at extending any hand towards Bukharin, Hitler had some cautious optimism of Bukharin being perhaps easier to negotiate with than his Jewish predecessor. Despite this, negotiations started by Joachim von Ribbentrop in the early months of 1939 failed to make any headway with Bukharin’s appointed foreign minister, Nikolai Uglanov. Unlike OTL Stalin’s general ambivalence and realpolitik, both Bukharin and Trotsky were resolutely anti-fascist to the point of zero compromise. Hitler’s invasion of Poland had to be done alone and without partition, and with the constant threat of Soviet invasion constantly in the horizon.

The Second World War (1939 - 1945)[edit | edit source]

September 1st, 1939: Nazi Germany invades Poland after having staged several false flag border incidents as a pretext to initiate the invasion, starting the Second World War in Europe.

May 27, 1940: The evacuation of Dunkirk is a failure. (Great Britain POD)

July 29th, 1942: On the 42nd anniversary of his father's assassination, Victor Emmanuel III is assassinated himself by partisans at the height of the Italian Empire's wartime fortunes.

November 11th, 1942: Desperate for a success to occur, Hitler approves of an emergency contingency plan to accuse Switzerland of more than implicitly supporting the Allies with material and intelligence. Operation Tannenbaum was undertaken with unprecedented destruction to both the Swiss country and the Wehrmacht, and after three weeks of heavy fighting, Zürich fell to Nazi Germany with unacceptable losses done to the Reich. Furious at Mussolini’s insignificant contribution to the invasion, Hitler refused to transfer the Italian-speaking cantons of Switzerland to Italy, resulting in brief and pathetic skirmishes occurring between Italian forces in Ticino and SS battalions. Despite maintaining neutrality during the First World War and the interwar period, Switzerland, along with Liechtenstein, were dragged into the Second World War- and the military sphere of the West- against its will.

July 25th, 1943: The Grand Council of Fascism is authorized by Umberto II to depose of Mussolini, who is arrested.

September 12th, 1943: Mussolini is captured by anti-fascist partisans, beaten, tortured, executed by firing squad, and hanged.

September 23rd, 1943: In revenge for the execution of Mussolini, Hitler orders the formation of the Italian Social Republic led by Roberto Farinacci.

July 31th, 1944: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry returns to Algiers safely, and does not die in a plane crash. (France POD)

July 20th, 1944: Adolf Hitler is assassinated by a bomb from the conservative opposition forces which aim to break a peace with the Western Allies. The resulting chaos results in the formation of a new government by a triumvirate of Joseph Goebbels, Herman Goering, and Martin Bormann, with Albert Speer promoted to Reichskanzler. Himmler authorizes Heydrich to assume leadership of the Werwolf-SS project.

November 26th, 1944: Prime Minister Ion Antonescu removed from power by King Michael I, Romania leaves the Axis. (Romania POD)

April 25th, 1945: The Italian Social Republic collapses. Farinacci attempts to escape to Sweden via Nazi Germany, but he is caught and executed by Abba Kovner and his United Partisan Organization.

May 9th, 1945: Berlin falls to the Western Allies, ending the Second World War in Europe. Goebbels commits suicide, Goering and Speer are captured, Himmler flees for Argentina, and Heydrich regroups his forces as the Werwolf-SS. The war continues to rage on in the Pacific.

July 9th, 1945: During the final days of the Defense of Beijing, Mao Zedong is struck by an artillery shell and dies, depriving the Communist Party of China of it's iconic leader.

August 6th, 1945: The United States, owning only one nuclear weapon due to the rushed and underfunded Manhattan Project, detonates their only nuclear missile over Hiroshima, killing 70,000.

August 7th, 1945: In retaliation for the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Pearl Harbor is attacked with an experimental atomic bomb by Japan, killing 19,000 Americans. Japan threatens to detonate nuclear weapons over Los Angeles.

August 9th, 1945: America conditionally surrenders to Japan in the Treaty of Nagasaki, dividing the world into three spheres of power and starting the period known as the Cold War.

The Cold War (1945 - 1993)[edit | edit source]

May 1968: Anger over the government of De Gaulle leads to the brief French Civil War, where a united front of the French Communist Party, the Situationist International, the General Confederation of Labour,  and various anarchists combines to form a provisional government termed the French Communal Republic, or the French Sixth Republic to some historians. Lead by Chi Minh, the French government struggled to control Paris save for a few enclaves surrounding police stations and military installations. Three months later, infighting between Communist and Syndicalist factions coupled chaotic conditions in liberated cities caused the Sixth Republic to fracture and the civil war to end, along with the short-lived Fifth Republic. The revolutionaries were further crippled by Soviet Premier Pyotr Masherov’s attempts at providing support to the uprising via airlift being blockaded and shot down by the Entente, straining relations even further, even if it was not enough for trade between the West and Belgrade to halt in the face of the ever-raging Cold War.

June 29th, 1976: The masonic charter of the Propaganda Due is withdrawn, and the lodge transforms into a clandestine, anti-communist, anti-Soviet, anti-leftist, pseudo-Masonic, and radical right-wing organization.

October 6, 1973: A coalition of Egypt and Syria invade Israel, taking back the Sinai Peninsula and the Golan Heights in a decisive victory, forcing Israel to sign a ceasefire although still occupying Gaza and the West Bank.

December 1, 1980: The United Arab Republics, a confederation of Arab nationalist republics, is proclaimed in Damascus with Gamal Abdel Nasser as its first leader, it's inaugural members being Syria, Egypt, and Dhofar.

March 30th, 1981: US President Ronald Reagan is assassinated by John Hinckley Jr. two months into his presidency. His vice president - Donald Rumsfeld- is sworn in as the 41st President of the United States.

July 5th, 1981: Pedro III dies, leaving the Brazilian throne to his son Luiz Gastão.

June 14th, 1982: The Beagle War sees Argentina defeat the British Military and sign a White Peace with Chile over disputes on the ownership of the Picton, Lennox, Nueva and Falkland Islands. The Malvinas Islands, then known as the Falkland Islands, were invaded by a surprise force of Argentine troops in April. Famously, the Argentine Ship, the Belgrano killed 900 British servicemen in a scuffle that May. Prime Minister Edward Heath agreed to transfer ownership of the Argentines provided the British could keep military bases on them until 2015. The Picton, Lennox and Nueva Islands are kept under Chilean control, however with Argentina offering a hand of friendship to the Chilean government.

1983: The Iraqi Republic overwhelmingly votes in a referendum to join the United Arab Republics.

1986: To counter-act the influence of the United Arab Republics, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and the remainder of Oman merge to form the United Gulf States.

1986: Jean-Claude Duvalier is sent billions of dollars in emergency aid by the Empire of Japan.

August 15th, 1987: The United Provinces of Korea unilaterally declares independence from the Empire of Japan, starting the Korean War of Independence.

December 2nd, 1987: The Ulster Free State is established in Northern Ireland as an independent transitional state with the intention of presiding over a buffer period between British and Irish ownership.

December 9th, 1987: Taking advantage of the West's preoccupation with Korea, Fatah begins an open insurrection against Israel.

August 11, 1988: Fearful of an UAR invasion of Saudi Arabia, Osama Bin Laden forms The Base for a Global Islamic State, commonly known as Al-Qaeda, as an underground Salafist organization dedicated to resisting the UAR.

November 8th, 1988: Bob Dole wins in a landslide election against Pat Schoerder and Ralph Nader, bolstered by his campaign promise to ensure victory in the Korean War of Independence by any means necessary.

November 15th 1988: Yasser Arafat declares the independence of Palestine, and the UAR under Michel Aflaq invades Israel in recognition.

October 14th, 1989: With the consent of the governments of Ireland, Britain and Ulster, and the guarantee of special treatment, Northern Ireland joins the Republic of Ireland.

August 20, 1990: The last Israeli forces in Tel Aviv are encircled and destroyed by the UAR.

November 9th, 1990: After suffering another massive wave of defections along the Manchurian border, Morihiro Hosokawa brokers a ceasefire with Korea, ending the war with millions dead.

January 17th, 1991: Saddam Hussein announces a full-scale invasion of Hashemite Arabia to fulfill his promise of forcibly unifying the remaining countries of the Arab World.

November 3rd, 1992: Bob Dole is decisively defeated on his bid for a second term by Ralph Nader, who runs on the platform of ending the Cold War, as opposed to Rumsfeld's platform of invading Manchukuo to liberate all of China from the Sphere.

April 1st, 1992: Saddam Hussein is removed by his officers due to incompetence in the midst of the disastrous war against Saudi Arabia.

August 2nd, 1993: Hashemite Arabia is finally defeated by the UAR, and is merged into the Jordanian Arab Republic to form the Arabian Republic.

December 26th, 1993: After months of tense negotiations between Mikhail Gorbachev, Ralph Nader, and Morihiro Hosokawa, the Stockholm Accords finalize with the end of American claims to Hawaii, Soviet claims to Manchukuo, and Japanese claims to Korea. End of the Cold War.

The Information Era (1993 - 2020)[edit | edit source]

1994: South Yemen joins the United Arab Republics, under the leadership of Ali Salem al Beidh.

April 27, 1994: The United States finally recognizes Palestine after it provides amnesty to all Continuation IDF troops.

1997: Brazilian Emperor Luiz I retires due to health problems and the throne is passed to his son Pedro.

August 31, 1997: Princess Diana narrowly survives a car crash in Paris.

May 5th, 1999: Mohamed Morsi begins talks for covert cooperation with the Islamist organization Al-Qaeda, based in Sudan.

September 11th, 2001: Two planes hit the World Trade Center in New York City. Simultaneously, the head of the Chechen ASSR, Doku Zavgayev is assassinated as Al-Qaeda stages a coup of Chechnya. Al-Qaeda officially gives the reasons for their American attacks: the American embargo of the UAR, American support of Zionist insurgents in Palestine and Phoenician insurgents in Lebanon, American support of Hindustan against Pakistan, American support for the Ottoman State's suppression of Islamists, American activities in fighting Islamist insurgents in Afghanistan, American support for Mindanao against the MILF, and finally Soviet oppression of Muslims in Chechnya.

September 21st, 2001: The Congress of the UAR votes near-unanimously to impeach Mohamed Morsi for his alleged affiliation with Al-Qaeda, and installs Speaker of the House Mustafa Barghouti, who pledges to cooperate with the United States to destroy Al-Qaeda.

February 2nd, 2004: AM activates itself.

2006: The monarchy of North Yemen is toppled by Al-Qaeda insurgents, causing the Arab People's Congress, a dissident pro-Arab party lead by Ali Abdullah Saleh, to start a civil war with Al-Qaeda.

2008: Al-Qaeda is defeated by the Arab People's Congress, enabling North Yemen to merge with South Yemen.

June 1st, 2009: Pedro IV dies in the Air France Flight 447 and the throne is passed to his son Rafael.

2010: Brazilian Emperor Rafael I resigns in favor of his brother Luiz since he never wanted to rule.

June 10th, 2012: Prince William dies in an helicopter crash en route to his mother, Princess Diana, in the Scottish highlands. His brother, Prince Harry, immediately takes his place as Duke of Cambridge and second-in-line to the throne of the United Kingdom.

December 26th, 2012: King Michael I of Romania becomes the longest reigning monarch in recorded history.

July 15th, 2016: After making an unsubstantiated claim that leftist subversives has made a coup attempt on the Sultan, Grand Vizier of the Ottoman State Adil Öksüz orders capture and summary execution of communist leaders and sympathizers, causing massive unrest throughout the country.

August 25th, 2016: Kanye West abruptly cancels the Saint Pablo Tour before its first performance, citing mental health issues, and temporarily retires from music as he checks himself into a mental hospital.

2017: WayStar Royco acquires Musical.ly for $1 billion. After selling user's information to recuperate losses, CEO Logan Roy orders for the app to be shut down.

March 25th, 2018: Following a bombing of Topkapı Palace, the Sultan abdicates the throne of the Ottoman State before evacuating to the Kingdom of England, triggering a coup of the General Assembly by the Worker's Communist Party of Anatolia. Chairman Erkan Baş declares martial law, and the Anatolian Civil War begins as anti-communist rebellions erupt all over the former Ottoman State.

December 25th, 2019: AM decides to reveal itself to the world within five years, having lost faith in humanity to be able to save itself from self-annihilation.

January 1st, 2020: The canonical timeline ends and the Victoria 3 mod begins.