Overveiw/History Part 3: The Rise of Freedom
After the fall of the absolute monarchy and the rise of democracy in 1782, the Folketing was established in the Cristianborg Palace in Copenhagen, DK. The Parliament promised to set up programs to help the workers and especially the farmers, improve infrastructure, and developer a stronger navy and military. The parliament proceeded to make administration reforms and started to build new cities and roads. The also started an educational programs for Kalmar as a whole while dismantling the Swedish, Danish, ad Norwegian standards. While education was not universal the University costs lowered and more people went to the Academies and also centralized the Union. Other achievements within the next 15 years include the establishment of a central bank, human right reforms, and state funding for research at universities. Meanwhile, war was brewing just as the French revolution erupted. Soon after, the Monarchy of France was abolished and in its void, a republic was formed. It was not long until the French were being shunned and denounced by foreign powers such as Austria, Prussia, Great Britain, and Russia. Though the Republic stood with a heavy hand, the country was extremely unstable and one peculiar man would later change the history of Europe-forever! His name is Napoleon.
To be Continued
In 1799 Napoleon was voted in as the first Consul of France. Shortly after, in 1803 he was declared consul for life. Not surprisingly after, the Emperor of France. He launched massive campaigns across northern Italy and Austria. This war was known as the "War of the 3rd Coalition". With everybody against France including Kalmar, most nations declared war on Napoleon for his reckless acts in southern Europe. However, with many cries from her British brothers and sisters Kalmar remained neutral in the war. Trade resumed with France and Britain which resulted in hostilities and outrage for both sides in the war. In 1807, a French fleet sunk a merchant ship on the way to Great Britain. As a result, Kalmar sided with the British after this incident. However, the superpower manage to demolish most of the defenses in Holstein and captured Hamburg which was essential for Trade and wealth. Kalmar quickly jumped to surrender and signed terms with France. Kalmar would not have to make any territorial changes but would have to ally with France and unconditional railway access in Vinland and in Kalmar itself. France promised back the lost Finnish land that Muscovy captured in the unification of Russia and the Peninsula the hangs on top of the world. Surprisingly. there was no territorial changes to this day.
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