BMN/FasterThanRaito's Hoi4/Paradox inspired maps

Is that basically the GEACPS?

Basically yes, but the GEACPS faction is available from the Fascism path Japan can take while WPTO is from the Democracy path. Involves peacfully usurping the DEI and Malaysia colonies into allied democracies instead of conquest wargoal.
15. New Zealand - Democratic
1936 Opened with bang, when German military units conspired to remove Hitler. Although the dictator was assassinated successfully, the Nazis were able to get reorganized and secured much of the country. The Wehrmacht tore itself apart in the ensuing civil war. Over one and half million Germans died in but a few months of heavy fighting. Lacking outside help, the Heer putschists were defeated by the Nazis. The Wehrmacht was disbanded, and as the country had lost the appetite for war, all military and defense roles were taken up by the SS. The German armed forces would remain relatively small, and German leadership would focus on internal reconstruction, abandoning expansionism.

The war had far reaching effects. In Spain, Franco was able to make a deal with the government and peacefully took over power through elections. Not wanting to repeat the disaster in German, the coup was prevented.
In France, the militarization of Germany during the war and subsequent takeover of the SS convinced France that Versailles was dead. Fearing German resurgence, French nationalists followed Mussolini into making France fascists, ultimately resulting in a Latin Alliance between France, Italy, and Spain.

Stalin made claims on Eastern European lands, to reintegrate the Baltics and secure a buffer around Leningrad. The Winter War with Finland was a great success and the Finns gave in to Soviet demands quickly, allowing them to retain their independence. Frightened by the display of might, Lithuania and Latvia were occupied without a fight. Stalin was convinced that he could push his claims on eastern Poland and Romanian Bessarabia without Western Intervention. Indeed, the French supported Italian claims on Yugoslavia, so Soviet and Italian foreign ministers came up with a plan to divide the Balkans.

However, Romania did offer resistance, and together with Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Poland the Cordon Sanitaire formed an Anti-Soviet and Anti-Fascist defense pact. Also, Mussolini had miscalculated in the the British promised to guarantee the Yugoslavs, this was ignored, and Britain declared war. The Eastern European and Balkan countries fought bravely, but were eventually ground down by superior enemy numbers and industrial capacity.

Meanwhile in Asia, Japan and China came to an agreement and signed non-aggression pacts, as the Japanese had managed to subdue the reckless army factions that pushed for war, leading to better relations with neighbors excluding the Soviets. The Showa Emperor was convinced that the Soviet invasion of the Balkans proved that if they triumphed in Europe, Japan would be next. A preemptive strike was approved, and Japan joined the Anti-Soviet Cordon, but did not join against the fascist Latins. Japan quickly captured Vladivostok, but had trouble advancing along the desolate and unsuppliable Siberian and Mongolian wilderness.

The distraction in Asia did not deter the Soviets, and eventually Romania, Poland, and Yugoslavia did collapse, but their governments went to London in exile, and partisans continued to resist. The Czechs held out only a little longer against the Soviet tide, and the Italians quickly added Greece and Bulgaria to their conquests. The Czech, Greek and Bulgarian governments in exile followed the others to London.

Next came to most dramatic event of the War. France, leader of the Latin Alliance, delcared war on Britain. Joint French and Italian navies wrecked havoc on the British in the Mediterranean, and the Suez was quickly lost. Next, the Spanish joined the war, allowing allied units to capture Gibraltar. In a stroke of brilliance, Italian and French navies flooded into the Channel, and created a safe corridor where French troops were launched into England. The Battle of Britain had begun.

Poor little New Zealand had at that point mobilized six small motorized divisions. They fought fiercely in the Siege of London, but those brave soldiers were eventually surrounded and destroyed when the cowardly English gave up their own country.

The British capitulation created a lull in the war as the French and Italians set about solidifying their new colonies and client republics. England, Scotland, and Wales joined the Latin Alliance as members.

This turn of events was extremely alarming, and the Americans were forced to wake up from isolationism to come to the rescue of the democratic and Anglophone world. The Americans would help the remnants of the British commonwealth administer Britain's far-flung territories, preventing them from swearing allegiance to the new English republic.

The war would drag on for years as hundreds of thousands of men fought in the jungles, hills, and bush of Africa. In the Sweltering deserts of Syria and Iraq. In the mountains and Ricefields of China.

Eventually, the Soviets were thrown on the backfoot when America liberated Scandinavia from the Swedish communist regime, threatening Leningrad from the Baltic. The Latin Alliance's fleets were overcame by ascendant American naval power.

After years of keeping out of the war, the Germans opportunistically invaded Soviet-held Poland and Czechoslovakia, quickly driving through the flat lands of Europe to Moscow. Having been defeated on all fronts, the Soviets surrendered. German and American units redeployed, and while the Germans and their Hungarian allies secured the Balkans, the Americans forced their way ashore in the Netherlands and drove to Paris. Although the French still had strength enough to repel the Allied forces, the war had gone on too long, and the next battles on home territory would be too costly to endure. France, and with it the rest of the Latin Alliance, finally surrendered in late 1946.

New Zealand notably participated in the Battle of Britain, the Invasions of Africa, the Battle of Iraq, the Turkish War, the Capture of Baku, and other smaller operations. Just about 50% of the entire male population was killed in the cataclysmic war.

The United States inherited the British position of Global superpower, and supplanted the Commonwealth, which had been decapitated by the loss of England. The situation was further complicated by the fact that the people of Great Britain rejected the possible return of British monarchy in favor of keeping their local republics.

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16. Spain - Fascist
In early 1936 Franco was able to seize power in a bloodless coup, avoiding a rival government. The first objective was to unify Iberia with Portugal, and they were swiftly conquered.
Next was to reclaim all former colonies, starting with the one most recently lost, Cuba. Of course, the Americans intervened, but forces managed to land near Havana before the American Navy could crush what few ships the Spanish had. From there, Spanis forces, seeking to force America to recognize their control over the Caribbean landed a punitive expedition to Miami. However, there was so little opposition that all of Florida was easily taken. A full campaign was waged in Georgia, but American units quickly outnumbered the Spanish there. A new front was needed, so Mexico was invaded.
The Mexicans fought hard and the terrain did not help, but soon advances were made into California and Texas. The Americans were not prepared for war and once the frontlines became stretched out too much, the Americans ran out of supplies and were overrun by mobile Spanish units. Once the front line was broken, American forces became uncordinated and unresponsive, allowing vast swathes of territory to be capture. Meanwhile, the rest of Latin America, including former Portuguese colony Brasil was subjugated.

By the time that the Spanish reconquest of America was done, Germany had a new Kaiser, and Japan had joined the British Allies.
The first trouble in Europe was the Czechoslovak War, were a Slovakian fascist military junta took their half of the country and seceded from Czechoslovakia. Nationalist Czechs aimed to establish a fascist Bohemian state without the Slovaks, but the recognized democratic Czech government resisted both nationalists. They lost before French and Romanian intervention could be brought into full force, as Hungary, sympathetic to the fascists causes, blocked international access. France was forced to recognize the two new governments, who formed a looser Czecho-Slovak Confederation.
The main flashpoint was Italy, who believed that France and Romania's new Balkan Entente was too weak to oppose their aggression against Yugoslavia. Mussolini, as always, was dead wrong and quickly put down by not only the French and the Balkan nations but also the British. Seizing the opportunity, Spain invaded Italy.

Romania had forced Hungary under its wing, which the Hungarians resented. When Germany rekindled monarchist sentiment in Austria, the Hungarians deposed their puppet government and annexed themselves under Vienna under the newly reborn Austria-Hungary. Together with Germany, they invaded and subjugated the Czechs and Slovaks.

France and Germany were both concerned with Communist influence. China had been slowly reintegrating itself under centralized command and crushed the Maoist rebels, but Soviet puppets in the northern states of China, from Sinkiang to Manchuria continued to resist. Tensions broke out into war between the Soviets and China, prompting many countries, even non-European Afghanistan to join the Anti-Soviet Pact. Germany had guaranteed the Baltics and Finland, while France guaranteed Poland to prevent those formerly Russian regions from falling to the hands of the Soviets. When the Soviets pressed their luck in Estonia, the anti-Soviet treaty came into full force. Invaded from all sides, the Soviets buckled under the weight of the combined arms of Europe and Asia.

However, peace did not last and one final globe-spanning conflict took place between the Chinese and Japanese, which in turn drew in the British Allies against China, and enticed Germany for revenge against the British. Spain, once again, opportunistically joined in. Japan and Australia managed to avoid direct invasion, but had to realign with France, the last bastion of the Free World.

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17. Persia - Neutral/Monarchist
The Shah needed a great feat to solidify his new state. Pushing back against British colonialism and Soviet communism would not be enough. Taking back the lands of the Empire of old and more would be feat worthy of greatness for the new Pahlavi dynasty.

For several years, border conflicts blazed on the outer edges of Persian territory, forcing the beleaguered British and their allies back without escalating to full war. After all, Germany and their Axis friends were a big enough problem to deal with.

Relations did however improve with China, as a Muslim clique seized power from the KMT when the war with Japan went disastrously wrong for China in '38, leading to early Soviet intervention. Japan's loss of all overseas territory forced it to regress into militarist isolation.

Once the war had reached its high water mark in '42, the Persians knew the British would be victorious and decided to jump on the bandwagon. Persia unilaterally forced itself into the allied camp by declaring war on Italy, and then turned around and declared war on Turkey to push claims there. The plan worked, and turkey was forced to seek Axis protection just as the German war machine had reached their turning point towards a downward spiral. Having lost millions of soldiers in the Pyrenees, Balkans, and Eastern Europe, Germany collapsed, and a new era of peace was established.

The Persian Empire Restored now stands proudly among the foremost powers of the world.

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18. Poland - Democratic
In 1937, Germany went to war to annex Czechoslovakia, and none stood in its way. The polish government knew they were next, but were still not finished preparing for war when it came in mid 1938. After a desperate struggle, the western territories were recaptured and British aid began to trickle in slowly. Then the Germans began making terrible diplomatic mistakes, bringing France into the war. Poland could then turn from mere survival to the liberation of all west slavs.
Not long after the war in Germany ended, the Soviets tried to retake the Baltics, which Poland promised to protect. The war was hard fought, but once Leningrad and Moscow had fallen, it was clear the Soviets were ready to collapse.
Soon after the capture of Stalingrad in late 1942, the war was brought to an end for both sides had seen enough loss.

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19. Bonus Round - Axis & Allies
Changed things up with a different game; A&A, Global War map. Randomized alliances.
USA, Japan, Australia, Free France, Vichy France, Dutch East Indies, China
Germany, Russia, Britain, Canada, Italy

After 10 combat seasons, the western allies are penetrating Axis Europe, and Japan has picked up China and the Middle East. The end of the war is fast approaching.

At this point, it was obvious who the big winners were, so I went ahead and made the map for 1946 after the conclusion of a peace treaty.

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A/N: Updates
It bothered me for a while that I wasn't using the same color schemes for my maps, so I'd been cleaning things up for a while and decided to re-upload everything. Finally, I have a single consistent system, where color parallels politics in a meaningful manner across the map series.
One can imagine the color wheel goes like this:
Blue - more democracy
Red - more communism
Yellow - more autocracy
Browns and Oranges mix the revolutionist red and militarist yellow for fascism
Green and Teal mix autocratic yellow and democratic blue for monarchies and flawed democracies
Pinks and Purples mix socialist red and democratic blue for social democracy, non-revolutionary socialism

In general, deeper colors are more "important".
The main exceptions are the national colors of Great Powers, who follow the above trend to varying degrees of strictness based on their original TACOS colors.
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20. Xibei San Ma - Neutral/Monarchist
China has had Muslims ever since the early travels of the Prophet's uncles and cousins into the Middle East and Central Asia. For centuries, the Hui people played a vital role in administering the various empires that rose and fell. Yet, of the Five Peoples of China, the Hui had yet to see an Empire of their own... Until the collapse of the Qing created the perfect opportunity amidst the chaos.

Although Muslim states were secured in the west under Hui warlord generals, much of China abandoned Monarchy, preferring unity under Chiang Kai-Sheck's Republic.
As the 1930's rolled in, the globe fell into increasing chaos. The first burning match on the pyre was the Japanese invasion of China in 1937.

Ma Bufang, leader of Gansu, in his infinite wisdom realized that a Chinese victory would strengthen a centralized, republican government. But if the central government failed, his clique would be there to pick up the pieces. The initial invasion caught the Chinese unawares, but their larger armies pushed the San Ma armies back. However, forcing China to fight on two fronts allowed the Japanese to capture Chunking, and with it the Republic fell.
For a while, there was peace, but then Japan was pulled into an ever-escalating border conflict with the Soviets, which resulted in full-scale war.
The San Ma quickly mobilized, to liberate the country from their foreign oppressors, and also ensure that the country didn't fall into the hands of anti-Muslim communists.

The war was hard-fought, as the Japanese had superior weapons, including tanks and aircraft that the Chinese could not hope to match, but bloody sacrifice and attrition prevailed. Japan, pushed back to its islands, seethed quietly yet nonetheless signed the armistice. Fighting stopped in 1942.

It is as this point that the goings-on of the rest of the world should be explained.

The Italian takeover of Ethiopia was a wakeup call for the West to realize that the fascists posed a significant threat. Germany annexed Austria and the Sudetenland, escalating tensions.
The breaking point arrived when Italy announced claims on Yugoslavia. The British did not back down, and called the Italians on their bluff. War broke out between the Entente and Axis powers. Germany failed to conquer Czechoslovakia and occupied the Low Countries. Germany demanded Memel from Lithuania, who refused, then demanded Danzig from Poland, who refused. Germany invaded Poland, but was quickly turned back. Brandenburg was laid to siege, which would continue for the rest of the war.
At this point the Soviet-Japanese War and Liberation of China began. After the Soviets seized Manchuria, the heaviest fighting was done, so the Soviets turned back west and attempted to seize the Baltics, who were protected by Poland, who was in turn protected by Romania. The Soviets found themselves at war with the Eastern Europeans.
The situation became dire when France experienced a communist takeover, cutting apart the Allied frontlines in western Europe, and cutting off Chinese supplies from Tonkin. A counter-revolution was successful in mainland France, but the colonies fought on. Romania had a fascist coup, which devolved into a civil war.

At this point the global war is a mess.

The Entente are fighting the Axis, who are fighting the Poles, who are fighting the Soviets, who are fighting the Japanese, who are fighting the Entente.
British troops would peacefully cross back and forth between Polish-Soviet no-man's-land, as they were allied with both, fighting their enemies, except each other.
Likewise, the Soviets and Japanese shared friendship and mutual enemies with the Axis, but were too busy fighting each other to be allies.
Eventually, the situation stabilized when Japan signed an armistice, and Germany capitulated.

The San Ma quickly used their Chinese lands to gear up an ever greater army to take on a new mighty foe, one that was already distracted in the West and left the world's longest land border undefended.

Meanwhile, the Latin Americans took advantage of the Gringos being distracted in Europe to strike off their shackles. Seeing that socialist and fascist enemies of the West were being defeated, the future does not look bright for this movement once the USA is no longer distracted abroad and returns to put their neighborhood in order.

Our story closes thus, in their conquest of the Soviet Union, the San Ma rallied the native Muslims against the communists, liberating Asia in the name of the Prophet. Upon his triumphant return home, Ma Bufang declared the establishment of the Sultanate of China, with him as the Great Sultan of the new Ma Dynasty. The great victories the Ma won for China and Islam would no doubt convince the many Turkic and Tartar central Asians of the greatness of belonging to China, and the Han of the glorious righteousness of worshiping The One True God. . . .

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21. Germany - Radical/Liberalist
Started with Victoria 2 in 1836, and in 1936 converted the save to Hearts of Iron.

The Austrian Empire emerged from the peace following the Napoleonic Wars as a cornerstone of conservative monarchism in Europe.
However, the rising power Prussia threatened to destabilize Europe with its aspirations on the German Confederation. After a series of knock-down wars, Austria cemented itself as the pre-eminent German state, and unified the North Germans and South Germans into one German Empire. The Hungarians, the second-largest ethno-national group, proved not to be a problem when nationalist stirrings remained dormant and easily placated.

After the founding of the Empire, various powers, envious of the new united Germany fashioned an alliance as a counterweight.
France and Russia in particular suffered resounding defeats, were stripped of border territories and their pride.
Germany, having missed out on the Great Game to colonize Africa and Asia, contented itself with taking over the administration of Dutch colonies as it integrated the West Germans into the united German Empire.
Soon, countless North and South Germans joined the Dutch and Boer immigrants in South Africa.

Thanks to a new vast colonial empire and a strong economic heartland, the industrial revolution brought unprecedented riches and opportunities to people all over the Empire.
However, new developments also lead to new ideologies. In particular, Liberals and Socialists. Liberals wished to create a completely free capitalist society. Socialists wished to be rid of the capitalist and noble upper classes to protect the workers.
These movements gained great traction in Germany, and the rest of Europe. Germany handled the new ideological shift the most successfully, as it passed economic reforms to appease the socialists, and political reforms to appease the liberals.
Soon, the monarchy was a democratic constitutional monarchy, guaranteeing the best public welfare and education for the masses. Violence had been avoided through compromise, and citizens of the Empire were all better off for it.

Other countries did less well.
In Britain and France, the constitutional monarchies allowed liberalization, but did not protect their workers, resulting in massive socialist upheaval. Furthermore, Communist insurrections tore down their colonial empires.
New Zealand, Canada, and India broke away from London, and French Africa from Paris.
Algeria was nearly lost as well, but luckily the Algerians were divided with in-fighting between Socialist Berbers, and Islamist Pan-Arabists. France was able to reassert control after years of local devolution which saw expanded citizen rights for the locals to better integrate them with the European settlers.

Russia suffered from disastrous rebellions which climaxed with a temporary communist takeover, the destruction of the royal family, and descent into civil war, which was won by the Anarcho-Capitalists bourgeois dictatorship.

Now that Germany was guiding Europe into a new era of Democracy, it was hoped that peace would return. However, in 1937, France and Britain attempted to invade Germany. With this final victory, Germany was able to defeat France once and for all, securing mainland Europe under one unified system. The small prince Henri VII was made to kneel before Otto von Habsburg.

France-in-exile, its monarch and homeland captured, was re-invented as a North African republic.

The war for Europe was over. The War for the World, was about to begin. The spark was lit in China. The Qing dynasty had reigned for centuries, but the Chinese Empire was growing weak compared to the Europeans, who forced China into unequal treaties. The rising Japanese Empire backed up local rebellions, and the southern provinces became independent. Russia had also captured Mongolia and the Manchurian homeland of the Emperor.
China sought to rectify their situation and went to war with the Japanese-Persian-Southern alliance. However, the Chinese Empire committed atrocities against the Europeans living in the concession cities along the Chinese coast, and all Western Great Powers declared war on China.

The War became truly global when Latin American border disputes became entangled with the Chinese-Western war. Fascist Peru attempted to recover stolen land from their neighbors. Haiti invaded the Dominican Republic. The Ottoman Empire invaded Yemen and Egypt. India invaded the disputed Kashmir region. All new aggressors were defeated and completely occupied.
Not wanting to miss out on destroying despotism, Germany began a surprise invasion of Russia, quickly and decisively liberating it for Democracy.
At last, only China continued to struggle. Against the might of the world united they raged, and countless millions paid with their lives, but it was not enough.

After the destruction and horrors of the World War, peace is restored, but the world remains divided between nations and ideologies.

Note: Even with a POD in 1836 instead of 1936, Italy is still fascist and a stupidly incompetent ally for Germany. I don't know why I didn't just invade them :p

22. Denmark - Fascist
The violence of the 20th Century opens with conflict in the Balkans and Baltic.
The Ottoman Empire in decline, is forced to cede territory to the Balkan League.
However, Denmark is ascendant, conquering Sweden to remake the Nordic Empire.

The First World War breaks out in mid 1914, the Triple Alliance against the Triple Entente. Germany protects Norway from Denmark, which brings the Nordic Empire on the side of the Entente.
The Ottomans join the Triple Alliance, or Central Powers.
Russia succumbs to revolution in 1916 and drops out of the war. In the treaty of Brest-Litovsk, vast territories are handed over to the Germans and Austo-Hungarians. However, the Red army crushes the White movement, and some of the territories lapse back into Socialist Russia's control as the Central Powers slowly loose their grip.
By 1917, a series of naval invasions from the North occupies Prussia, capturing Berlin, and reduces northern Germany to a battle-torn wasteland.
In the Spring of 1918, a Nordic drive through the East liberates Poland and the Ukraine. This loss of territory causes the German war effort to collapse.
Italy returns all captured colonies and territories, including much of southern France, in exchange for amnesty and alliance, betraying the Austrians.
Due to the end of German and Italian resistance, despite not being occupied, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, and Bulgaria also capitulate, ending the war.

The Treaty of Versailles will be a harsh punishment for the most costly war in history. Soon, Austrian and Turkish conspiracies about being stabbed in the back will surface, while rest of the Free West is distracted by the growing totalitarian spectres of Communism from the East and Militarism from the North...

23. United States - Democratic
Ever since the Constitutional Convention, the United States was an irreparable mess of disparate interests pulling apart and ultimately emasculating the federal authorities of the union. When the issue of slavery arose, abolitionists were sorely disappointed in the powerlessness of the government in the face of state's rights lobbies. Liberalist riots turned into a general revolt, which easily overwhelmed the pathetically underpaid army, re-housing the senate with entirely fresh "representatives". Slavery was quickly abolished, at least in name. The Southern states seceded without opposition, as the Liberals turned on each other to create the new perfect republic.At one time, there were five separate governments (Washington/Philadelphia, Richmond, Chicago, Des Moines, Boston), four of which claimed legitimacy over the whole United States.

Despite unparalleled potential for development into a world class power, the political and economic chaos of the 19th Century ruined America's prospects beyond repair.

Things began to turn around when Socialist Communes took over most of the country. While this stabilized life for the working poor and former slaves, the threat of Communist dominance finally galvanized organized opposition under a single, dangerously effective banner - fascism.
For three decades, the fascists lay the groundwork for a future united America. However, there were some who still believed in democracy. The last holdout of the republic in the Boston Government rallied its forces and charged straight to Washington. After a short war, in 1937 the United States was restored, whole again. Exactly 161 years after its founding, the Union was remade like never before to finally have a functioning constitution.

Meanwhile in the rest of the world, the two superpowers of France and Great Britain clashed, to determine which form of democracy was superior, republican or constitutional monarchy.
Great colonial empires and webs of alliances all culminated in the World War, which saw the United States enter on the side of France, to rid North America of monarchism both to the north in Canada, and the south in Mexico.

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24. Bonus Round II - Crusader Kings 2
Using the Middle Earth mod

At the closing of the Third Age, new peoples rose as old ones faded. The Dark Lord Sauron and his minions threatened all Middle-Earth. Orcs raided and ravaged in the North. Rhunnish and Khandian armies gathered in the East, and in the South Gondor was laid under siege from Umbar and Mordor.

Yet in the West, a new hope was born. For the great wizard Saruman breathed life and beauty in what was once a fallen and disgusting race, one so foul and evil many thought the task forever impossible. Saruman had redeemed the orcs, into a new race, free, and unbound by the powers of Darkness. Although Saruman resisted the seductive promises of the Dark Lord's honeyed voice, he desired greatness in his own right, lands and domain for his new Uruk people.

Rohan was fertile of soil, but already occupied by the yellow-hairs. To the North and West of the Isen river, Dunland and the Rhovanion was largely depopulated, so settlement efforts were focused there. Yet Saruman never took his eyes off the prize of those rolling green hills governed by the Horse Lords. Despite remaining loyal to the forces of Good who rallied against Sauron, Saruman continued to conspire against Rohan. Using his bribed spies, he slowly crippled and took control over the mind of the feeble King Theoden. In order to ensure the loyalty of his inside agent and of the Rohirrim, he had the princess Eowyn brought to the Tower of Isengard, as his guest. Or hostage, as her brother Eomer saw it. During the course of her stay, Saruman used his magic to sway her mind and heart, convincing her of the good in the Uruks where no others yet trusted them. Her fighting spirit of resistance and freedom did impress the wizard, who praised her as worthy of challenging his prized Uruk Captain Lurtz. Meanwhile, Eomer's wife having passed away in a poisoning attempt, wrote letters to Grima, convincing the jealous worm that Saruman intended to give fair Eowyn to his Orc pet. Ever condescending of mere mortals, Saruman did not suspect until too late, his wine was sour, and as he felt the tightening of his chest, he quickly scrabbled to make sure his ultimate creation would endure his own downfall. Rohan had not yet been fully undermined, the armies of Isengard were still too few to rival the armies of men, it was all too soon... Yet he was perishing, and so left the Keys of Orthanc in the care of Lurtz.

As his first Act as Supreme Lord, Lurtz executed poor Grima for his treachery, and drank his blood. He wed Eowyn, and together they kept peace with Rohan, while expanding the Uruk peoples into mostly empty lands.
Meanwhile, Sauron made his war upon the Free Peoples. Although the Elves were not much longer for this world, they honored their alliance with Men one final time, destroying the orc fortresses of Gundabad, Dol Guldur, and Moria. Meanwhile, the men of Dale defeated Rhun. However, the hardest battles were in the South, where a fleet Umbaran Corsairs raided the coasts of Gondor, establishing camps in Belfalas where they rallied armies that approached Minas Tirith from the West while the armies of Mordor advanced from the East. However, the Riders of Rohan arrived to rescue the beleaguered defenders of Gondor. Finally, while Sauron's orc armies were trapped in Osgiliath, an army of elves breached the Black Gates, and took Gorgoroth, allowing a certain group of Hobbits to take the Ring to Mount Doom and destroy Sauron. Relieved, the armies of Gondor rallied around the Returned King, and took Umbar, reuniting the lands of Numenor. Nurn was also liberated, the remaining Ithilien Elves and Nurnians remade Mordor into a free realm of peace.

However, when the Rohirrim arrived back home, they found that Eowyn had also returned, bringing her half-orc sons with her. She had herself crowned Queen of Rohan, the first woman to rule. One prominent caste's lord had fallen in the wars of the south, so to replace his loss, Eowyn installed her eldest son as a new castellan in the Eastmark. Luckily for her, almost all her children favored their mother's human looks in their faces, and had a "proper" upbringing, so could have been more easily accepted. Unluckily for her, her eldest was the most Orcish in appearance, and him being a lord over men made many disgruntled. Soon, there were accusations that the Princess had been corrupted by the Orcs, and that her half-breeds were abominations. A mass revolt took place, but by this time Isengard was ready. The revolters, unlike the full muster of the Rohirrim, were disorganized and depleted. Lurtz led his army of professional Uruk-Hai and auxiliary human mercenaries, and crushed the uprisings throughout Rohan, cementing the position of the Queen. She removed lords who were sympathetic to the traitors and replaced their lordships with the rest of her half-orc sons. Lurtz's Uruk dynasty had finally conquered Rohan, as his master Saruman had once long ago desired.

Although low-level warfare persisted in Eriador as the Uruks colonized more land, Middle-Earth had largely returned to peace, and the Elves began their great Departure.

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25. France - Democratic
Millennium Dawn

The POD begins in the USA 2000 elections season, resulting in a presidency for Al Gore. President Gore leads the Democrats to become more liberally progressive, implementing universal healthcare and free university tuition. However, he is also big on peace and non-intervention. His failure to respond decisively the 9/11 attacks was the first step on a slippery slope that led to a total breakup of the Western alliance system that held the peace since WW2.

Taking advantage of the chaos, Russia and China stepped up aggression against their neighbors to take on new territories and spheres of influence.
Unfortunately for China, they overstepped when they attempted to force a reunification with Taiwan, officially declaring war.
The war in Asia, although not cataclysmic as WMDs were not used, did result in many thousands of deaths, and the destruction of much infrastructure throughout east asian countries...
When Allied tanks drove on Beijing, the communists surrendered and the Republic of China retook the mainland.

During the following peace France, Germany, and Italy worked together to bring Europe closer together with the ultimate aim of achieving a truly United Europe. The British were not so keen on this and quit the European Union, however after a few years of economic mismanagement and diplomatic isolation, they caved and re-applied for membership.

Many European countries, however, were not like the British and were not willing to join on their own. Aggressive negotiations had to be employed, and many European citizens had to be liberated from the various fascist, communist, and monarchist governments they had allowed to take over in their own nations.

However, Once Europe absorbed Turkey, the Americans and Russians issued a joint ultimatum, that European expansion was to stop. regions such as Ukraine and Georgia were to remain independent as buffer states.
Although relations are tense between the USA, EU, and Russia, the peace is holding.

26. United States - Communist
By early 1944, Germany is finally defeated.
Along the way, many Allied countries occupied by the Germans were liberated by Communist Internationale forces, much to the chagrin of governments-in-exile which hoped to return to their homes.
In the meantime, the successful Franco-British Union, forged to fight the Nazis after mainland France was invaded, is living proof that a world state under the Commonwealth of Nations is a viable option to which former European territories should entrust their sovereignty...
With the Axis surrender, there may be chance for world peace, but the Commonwealth and Internationale are at odds in hotspots all over the globe, notably over France, India, China, and Mexico.

27. Switzerland - Neutral/Monarchist
The Rule:
Nations with unique focus trees attempt to change ideology in this loop:
Neutral -> Fascist
Fascist -> Democracy
Democracy -> Communist
Communist -> Neutral
Exceptions: Chinese nations and Soviets, who have limited options and no correct ministers to hire

As Europe slowly becomes more democratic and joins the German and Italian alliances against the Franco-Soviet Comintern, the global war expands.
The United Kingdom's communists gain much influence, forcing the empire to decolonize, which results in the near-disintegration of imperial control of most colonies, dominions and even Northern Ireland. However, with German aid, the communists do not take over the government, which limps onward.
Meanwhile, the US has flipped communist, fought a brutal civil war against southern secessionists, and secured the Mexican revolution against the fascist takeover. America and Canada attempts to join the war to support the Comintern against the anti-communist alliance, but it is too little too late.
The Soviet Union and France are overrun by the combined armies of Europe. Meanwhile, Japan, having been expelled from China in the first war, comes back for round two, this time with German and British support, defending Korea and freeing Manchuria from communist control.
Although Allied navies are numerically superior to what remains of the Comintern, invading North America and Australia is too difficult, and the battles come to an end.

Much of the world has been liberated, with Africa and Asia decolonizing, and European/Japanese democracy secured. North American and Australian socialism will have no choice but to build their utopia in isolation from the rest of the free world.

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28. Sweden - Fascist
Could you do a Sweden - Fascist one?
My first fan request!

The 1930's are a period of turmoil. With the resignation of the British government and rise of German Nazis, some meek European countries seek to protect themselves, but other more bold ones see an opportunity to finally unite their people into a new glorious empire.

Sweden's king involves himself more in politics, however instead of being able to take control of the country, a group of fascists hijack his government and rule in his name, quickly declaring war on Denmark. Having prepared no defenses, the Danes are quickly annexed and united to Sweden. The Norwegians are bit more wary and have prepared an army, but Sweden strikes a deal with the Germans and they invade. Sweden's united nordic realm is now part of the Axis, ready to take on Germany's ambitions in europe... However the Czechs, with French support, refuse to be bullied. Yugoslavia, Romania, Poland, and Lithuania are one by one are brought into the Entente to contain German aggression. When their need of their ally is greatest, the German armies off holding all fronts... they are betrayed. After all, Scandinavian peoples can not be fully united until German Slesvig-Holstein in taken back from the Prussians.

Thus Germany is finally subjugated. Sweden considers an alliance with other fascists, but Imperial Manchukuo is already doomed, and Italy's ambitions to conquer a victorious France is suicidal. Using diplomatic machinations, Sweden manages to annex Finland by pitting France against Great Britain, then deftly using a much smaller but more specialized fleet, Sweden is able to capture a few ports in North England, and lands its army there. Purposefully imitating the Great Heathen Army of old, the nordic tanks drive down Britain, conquering the land for the vikings once more.

Now, the Swedish army and navy is quickly expanding and fuel use is becoming a major problem. Indonesia is the answer.
Luckily, Australia has quit the British commonwealth, and is plying away the rubber and oil-rich colony from the Netherlands. Australia is a worthy ally. However, not only will the Dutch defend themselves, but do so with Japanese support, who also covet the oil, but are on better terms with the democracies. The Swedish navy is rushed across the world and wins a series of stunning victories, sinking Japan's prized aircraft carriers and breaking Japanese plans for hegemony in Asia. From now on, they will play second fiddle to the greater Americans.
At this point, in late 1941, the Soviet Union invades Poland, to liberate the oppressed masses who are held down by their authoritarian government. Thus begins a titanic struggle, by itself the largest war in history, greater even than the Great War of their father's generation. It is a slow grinding crawl of trench warfare, only magnified to a scale never before seen. It rages for years, the frontlines shifting back and forth.
By mid 1943, revolts, coups, and mutinies are breaking out in Europe, despite the ground gained in the East. The Japanese and Americans have also failed to keep their beachheads in China and Korea.
The World War is deeply unpopular with all the countries waging it, yet no side wants to admit defeat.
However, when Greece foolishly attempts to invade Turkey, the fortunes of war finally change. Although Sweden has been materially supporting the Soviets and Chinese as the underdogs against the Europeans and American/Japanese alliances, Sweden now defends Turkey, which brings Sweden into the war against the Soviets.
Diplomatically and logistically cut off, the Soviets come to the bargaining table, and the exhausted Europeans, who are dangerously close to running out of manpower, follow. In Asia, India declares its support of China against the overseas aggressors while the last Japanese soldiers evacuate from Busan.

The Christmas truce of 1944, unlike the famous Christmas truce of the previous world war, results in peace negotiations. Though really, there isn't much to negotiate, other than recognizing the facts on the ground.

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Since you’re taking requests, what about a monarchist game where you have the following rules for the AI countries using the new custom decisions from MtG:

Germany: Restore the Kaiser
Hungary: Restore Austria-Hungary
Netherlands: Oranje Boven
United Kingdom: The King’s Party
Japan: Neutrality
Manchukuo: Independence

You should play as one of these countries, with the rest in the list being controlled by the AI but required to go down their monarchist routes.
Sorry for double posting, but I also just found this mod where you can restore the Bourbons through puppeting France as a non-aligned power:

I’d also recommend the Imperial Germany Compatibility mod, because it makes the focused of other countries more compatible with Imperial Germany, and also allows Germany to restore the Ottomans in Turkey through their focus tree: