- American Empire (Harry Turtledove)
The American Empire series is a
trilogyof alternate history novels by Harry Turtledove. It follows How Few Remainand the Great War trilogy, and is part of the Timeline-191series.
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Following the Great War, the
United Statesand German Empireare the dominant world powers. The United States has occupied Canada(less the Republic of Quebec, a U.S. puppet state) and Sequoyah ( Oklahoma), has annexed Kentuckyand portions of Texas, Arkansas, Sonoraand Virginia, and has placed the rebellious state of Utahunder military occupation. Having led the U.S. to victory, Theodore Rooseveltnow faces a challenge to his third-term bid by the Socialistcandidate Upton Sinclair, and struggles to maintain order in the occupied territories as rebels and terrorists strike.
Meanwhile, in a defeated Confederacy wracked by
inflationand despair, a former Confederate Army sergeant named Jake Featherstonand his Freedom Party are preaching a message of hate, blaming the southern aristocracyand the "niggers who stabbed us in the back" for the Confederacy's defeat.
The European situations mirrors North America: the aging Kaiser
Wilhelm IIand his victorious Germans fight to hold onto captured Belgium, Alsace-Lorraine, and the Ukraine, and their vassal stateof Poland. The Roman Catholicmonarchists of Action Françaisewish to topple the Third Republic and enthrone Charles XI, while Mosley's Silver Shirts are a growing power in the British Parliament.
As the 1920s draw to a close the world economy crashes and the
Great Depressionbegins, paving the way for fanatics and demagogues the world over to seize power.
It is followed by the Settling Accounts tetralogy, of which the first book
Return Engagementwas published in August 2004.
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