Griffith, Paddy. "That Most Vulnerable, and, At the Same Time, Most Mortal Part"
Divergence: 1796 CE
What if: Admiral Sir John Jervis died in December 1796 and was not alive to command the British fleet the following year at Cape St. Vincent. A few days later, General Louis-Lazare Hoche was able to successfully rendezvous with his troops for the invasion of Ireland.
Summary: A detailing of the French invasion of Ireland, which the British are unable to adequately reinforce. That and the French fleet's dominance of Britain's commercial routes leads to the creation of a free Irish republic and promotes a more stable democracy back in France.
Published: In The Napoleon Options: Alternate Decisions of the Napoleonic Wars (ed. Jonathan North), q.v.
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