October 1873, race wars break out in San Francisco between anti-Chinese nationalists and the Chinese labor party. For two weeks the opposing forces fought and murdered one another, until the Federals attempted to get control. After firing into a crowd of Chinese, the Federal militia had to pull back into their fort where they were besieged by 2000 laborers. This conflict would continue for 6 months without relief from Washington, but in March 1874, British forces arrive comprising of 200 British, 500 Sikhs and 2000 Chinese soldiers landing in San Francisco harbor, and three gunboats silencing the harbor fort. The expedition is led by General Charles Gordon, famed Lion of Victoria. With the expedition are two cargo ships loaded with 5,000 rifles, 400,000 rounds of ammunition and sixteen small cannons. Arming the Labor Party mobs the British forces withdraw and let “insurrection” run its course. By May the United States has pulled back to Oregon effectively ceding California to the Chinese Labor Party. The Tong, a crime syndicate, establish agreements with the British and Alta California is occupied by the British, with the Tong running things for them in the renamed Tong Shi. A British Consulate is established in San Francisco/Tong Shi and while the United States threatens war, negotiations forestall any open conflict. New England newspapers predicted open war by 1875.
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