During WW1 there were nationalist agitation groups in Germany such as the Pan-German League (Alldeutscher Verband) calling for the outright annexation of the entirety of Belgium and northeastern France from Verdun to Calais should Germany emerge victorious. My question is: If the Entente is decisively defeated is this a serious possibility? At first glance this seems like it would (at the expense of one nation and another's dignity) render wars in (at least continental) Western Europe a thing of the past - depriving France of so much of its industry, and all said industry and that of Belgium going to Germany. I'm surprised I haven't seen anyone asking about this. This would also give the German Navy somewhere other than the North Sea and the Baltic to park their fleet. Needless to say the British would lose their minds over the mere mention of something like this. Thoughts? I'm looking forward to this! This is my first post!