North America: The Confederate States is forced to pay war reparations to the United States. The U.S. annexes Kentucky, Sequoyah, and portions of Virginia, Arkansas, Texas, and Sonora. Also, the British Empire surrenders the Sandwich Islands, the Bahamas, Bermuda, and Canada to the United States. Quebec splits from Canada and becomes an independent republic.
Europe: Austro-Hungarian occupation of Serbia. Germany occupies Belgium and annexes Luxembourg. Germany also occupies Eastern Europe according to the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk. Ireland successfully splits form the United Kingdom and becomes an independent republic. Although remaining neutral in the war, the Netherlands and Denmark become under German influence.
Africa: The Belgian Congo becomes the German Congo.
Asia: Ottoman occupation of the Caucasus region of Russia.
When in 1914 the Great War breaks out in Europe, both the USA and CSA join almost immediately on the side of their respective allies, and the USA is fighting a two-front war against Britain's primary representative on North America, Canada and Newfoundland to the north, and the CSA to the south. In eastern North America, the conflict soon bogs down into trench warfare, while in the West the battle lines are more fluid. Various characters are traced through the war, with several male characters changed forever by their military service. In South America, Chile went to war with Argentina.