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  1. All Gall: A French Politics TL

    Very interesting timeline so far. With earlier social reforms, May 68 is very likely butterflied away and an earlier focus on free-market reform may mean that some elements of economic stagnation that plagued France from the 1970s could be avoided. The United Kingdom joining the EEC in 1964...
  2. The New Order: Last Days of Europe - An Axis Victory Cold War Mod for HoIIV

    You're not! While there are occasional gems of content in it. I find the subreddit extremely weird, bizarre and out of touch with reality at times. Their mod team is in my opinion not doing itself any favour by not cracking down hard on the stupid memes, graphics, jokes etc.
  3. The New Order: Last Days of Europe - An Axis Victory Cold War Mod for HoIIV

    In my opinion the Russian unifiers may try to reincorporate Belarus and Ukraine into Russia as well. Primarily for historical reasons and because it provides more strategic depth and access to more natural resources with which to rebuild the country. How easy it would be to reintegrate both...
  4. The New Order: Last Days of Europe - An Axis Victory Cold War Mod for HoIIV

    In a post Heydrich Germany I even wouldn't be surprised if the Western Russian unifier walks in and takes over Moskowien around 1967 or 1968 or shortly after their war with Finland. It would be somewhat messy and bloody but retaking Moksowien would provide the unifier with immense "street cred"...
  5. The New Order: Last Days of Europe - An Axis Victory Cold War Mod for HoIIV

    Deep reflections like these is why I am fascinated by the world that the TNO mod created. As someone who became increasingly interested in strategy, grand strategy and essentially "what are the ingredients that make a country into a great power?" in the last decade. I think that it is...
  6. The New Order: Last Days of Europe - An Axis Victory Cold War Mod for HoIIV

    The insanity, childishness and generally stupidity of the reddit TNO community is something that I just can't understand. What's the point of all the stupid memes about some characters and also some developers at times. It's beyond weird ...
  7. The New Order: Last Days of Europe - An Axis Victory Cold War Mod for HoIIV

    I am yet to have played them so far so I can't comment but from what I read they seem pretty good too. I just did a run with a conservative Vyatka this afternoon, economically they're pretty good too but they strike me as more likely to orient themselves towards developing light industries...
  8. The New Order: Last Days of Europe - An Axis Victory Cold War Mod for HoIIV

    In TTL world, a Russia that manages to rebuild itself, achieve prosperity for its citizens and reconquer Moskowien, the Caucasus and even Eastern Ukraine would become a case study in national revival and a near-miracle. It has everything it takes to do it on paper, the population, the natural...
  9. The New Order: Last Days of Europe - An Axis Victory Cold War Mod for HoIIV

    The whole matter of how quickly Russian can and should recover from its status in the TNO timeline is quite fascinating in my opinion. The canon timeline up to 1962 is very vague as to what happens in TTL Russian and whether or not horrors like the Holodomor and Stalin's purges are avoided. What...
  10. French Algeria partition?

    The corridor on the map I shown is almost 70km large so wide enough for plenty of infrastructure and wide enough to provide strategic depth. If France also goes "all in" with investing in the Sahara, there's also always scope of improving infrastructure towards the Niger valley and the coast as...
  11. French Algeria partition?

    You would be surprised at what could happen here. The OAS was in favour of political equality between the pied-noirs and the harkis. What's more there was de facto political equality in Algeria since the beginning of the 5th Republic in 1958, all Algerians were eligible to vote in the...
  12. French Algeria partition?

    For such a scenario to happen it requires the full support of the French state and the French army enforcing partition by force if needed. De Gaulle wasn't in favour of partition OTL but other members of his cabinet were so this provides an opening of sorts for it to happen. This or...
  13. Separated at Birth: America and Drakia

    A superb ending to a superb TL. Congratulations on finishing it!
  14. Is it possible to make a European power (that is not Germany or Russia) strong enough that it could rival the US?

    This I admit is the weakest part of the overall scenario. I may change it upon doing further research. The gist that the Union would turn Eastern-Europe into allies post-communism would remain though.
  15. Is it possible to make a European power (that is not Germany or Russia) strong enough that it could rival the US?

    There are barriers to a successful Franco-British Union for sure but there are also subtle and very surprising commonalities between France and Britain that could actually cement a Union in the longer run. 1. Both France and Britain had pretentions and aspirations of becoming world powers able...
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