TSA writes: Victoria 3 is set in what is perhaps one of the most interesting periods of history. From 1836-1936, the effects of the Industrial Revolution were still being felt as technology continued to march onward, as social and cultural change swept across many countries around the world, and as Great Powers rubbed shoulders with their colonial might felt around the world.

Source: N4G PC Victoria 3 Interview  How Diplomatic Plays, Markets and cultural change let you shape the world