Europe After The Peace Talks

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by chris N, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. zeppelin247 Well-Known Member

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    wow i am loving the fact that Britain is not going weak like in OTL but still maintaining a strong Navy
     
  2. chris N Well-Known Member

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    Yes the new British government had decided to rebuild the navy. With the lease on Hong Kong permanent the Brits would need a navy to project its power. Here is the proposed CVA-01 class

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  3. zeppelin247 Well-Known Member

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    wow that is great and I was wondering in this timeline does a substantial part of the Empire remain and is their any chance of a federal empire
     
  4. chris N Well-Known Member

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    The current Kaiser

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    Conrad Adenauer Germany's Chancellor

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    I have decided to alter thing and for now India will remain part of the Empire but will have its own legislature. Malaya will also remain part of the Empire. However Burma has become independent.
     
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    The Royal Navy and the entire defense establishment benefited from increased defense spending as the effort to modernize the British Military.Here the HMS Ark Royal is shown after modernization.

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    Vice President Kennedy and former Secretary of State Richard Nixon debated the new Humphrey Foreign Policy at the Meeting held by Foreign Affairs Magazine in Washington,DC

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    The British Government was finding that it was going to have to spend a lot of money over the next decade to catch up in the required modernization.
    Luckily Britain in this Time line had not had to spend all of the capital that it had in OTL. Britain had seen that Russia was producing all too many new weapons and was willing to sell them to anyone for cash.
     
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    Just that picture and permanent lease over Hong Kong deserving:

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    Why Burma independant? Because, if India and malaya are still colonies ( maybe with autonomy ), then why Burma independent?

    Is Burma dominion?
     
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    A decision was made by the cabinet to grant Burma independence. It was thus granted Dominion status.
    Malaya was not granted independence do to too many internal problems.The Uprising of the late 1940's required the use of a lot of military force. It was also found that if the country was granted independence that that would result in an ongoing insurgency.
    While Singapore also remained a crown colony it was allowed self rule with Great Britain retaining control of Foreign Policy and Defense.
     
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    The United States also had begun a push toward the construction of a newer class of nuclear submarine the Skipjack class and construction was begun on the first nuclear ballistic missile submarine

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    The Launching of the USS George Washington saw the US Navy enter a new nuclear age.

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    Yes, but Burma also has many internal problems and a very complicated ethnic composition.
     
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    True, but the British government decided to grant independence anyway. It was latter to be the subject of a Parliamentary inquiry after the Burmese government collapsed. The end result was a discussion among the Commonwealth on whether it was in the best interest of everyone to intervene or to allow things to sort themselves out. But I am getting ahead of myself and what the decision was made..
     
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    The Royal Navy decided to modernize some its newer light cruisers that had been built during the tlate 1940's to eary 1950's. Here is the HMS Tiger.
    With the retirement of the HMS Vanguard only months away it will be the last warship capable of providing fire support should British forces have to be landed.

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    The Daring class of destroyers were built during the 1950's and served in the Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Navy. Two were bought by the Royal Canadian Navy to replace some worn out destroyers.

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    A Daring class destroyer was part of the Royal Navy forces that operated out of Hong Kong. Here it is on patrol in the South China Sea

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    Germans rebuilding a Type XXI Submarine

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