Index ---------------------------------------------- Chapter 1: Democracy a la Mode • 1760 - Fair Dalliance with the River Folk (Coming soon!) • 1760 - Catholic Oppression in French Guiyana Chapter 2: TBA Italics are written by contributing writers Info: Statements made in the story are not historically accurate. This story takes place in an alternate history where France evolved into a republic in the 1400s, and became a full democracy in the 1750s when Louis XV abolished the central bureaucracies and installed direct democracy and representative elections. The story starts in 1760, with France the home of the Statue of Liberty, Protestantism, and the Sistine Chapel. Although France rapidly excelled economically and technologically, the acceleration is nearly over, and France is currently relative to 1780s-era technology. France controls Mexico, New France extends from the Great Plains of North America to north Brazil, Quebec is under strong control, and French colonies extend through Africa and Asia. Stability is declining though, and the vast French Republic is on the peak of its success, looking down into the ruins of civilization. Can the people of France succeed in history where previous Royal civilizations have tragically failed? Helpful quotes from the story that may help establish environment: Spoiler : Unlike my last story, this story will be rated teenager-and-up friendly. Please refrain from excessive imagery or vocabulary. More informal comments and discussion can be redirected to this group discussion. Contact Royal for an invite to the group. Optional: You can give yourself an identity in this story. Simply post a picture, name, and bio and I will add it here. It will be added to the Hall of the Honored below, and I will incorporate your character into the story. Your decisions will drastically change the course of French history! If you do that, I will contact you asking you how your character would respond to situations -- in fact, watching peoples' walls will give sneak peaks to the next story! Optionally, you could just contact me and tell me how you wish your character would react in the story.