Imperial Dusk - yet another alt-history mod for Hearts of Iron 4

Some leaders for Spain
Vanguardist: Ramiro Ledesma Ramiros (founder of National Syndicalist movement in Spain)
Vitalism:?
Syndicalism:CNT-FAI
Cooperativism:Juan Negrin Lopez
Progressivism:Alfonso XIII/Julian Besteiro
Liberalism:Alfonso XIII/Manuel Azaña
Conservatism:Alfonso XIII/Alejandro Lerroux
Centralism:Alfonso XIII/Miguel Primo de Rivera
Paternalism:King Alfonso XIII/Ramiro de Maeztu
Integralists:Either the Carlists (if Javier does not get the Sicilian throne) or Jose Primo de Rivera
Futurists:Salvador Dali
 
Some leaders for Spain
Vanguardist: Ramiro Ledesma Ramiros (founder of National Syndicalist movement in Spain)
Vitalism:?
Syndicalism:CNT-FAI
Cooperativism:Juan Negrin Lopez
Progressivism:Alfonso XIII/Julian Besteiro
Liberalism:Alfonso XIII/Manuel Azaña
Conservatism:Alfonso XIII/Alejandro Lerroux
Centralism:Alfonso XIII/Miguel Primo de Rivera
Paternalism:King Alfonso XIII/Ramiro de Maeztu
Integralists:Either the Carlists (if Javier does not get the Sicilian throne) or Jose Primo de Rivera
Futurists:Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali as dictator of futurist Spain. I love it.

That said, Spain starts off as integralist - in fact, they are the leader of the integralist Seville Pact - so they won't have much in the way of alternate ideological paths.
 
Anything about India? I can help!
OK, time to put a few cards on the table.

At the start of the game, King George V (who is also in somewhat better health than IOTL) is working hard to enact the Imperial Federation. Thanks to a sustained media campaign and fears of both socialism and integralism, this idea has broad support in the Dominions.

In late 1936, the Imperial Conference will take place. This is essentially a constitutional convention. The major dispute is between a democratic bloc that wants to recreate the current British system of government on a global scale (which would mean letting Indians and Africans vote for the Imperial Parliament, and probably come to dominate it) and an authoritarian bloc that wants to preserve the class system by restricting the franchise. There are other disputes, such as how much autonomy each unit will have, and what the House of Lords will look like (there's a lot of talk about African chiefs and Indian princes being recognized as peers).

The UK player will choose through a series of events which bloc emerges dominant (although a Dominion player will have some influence). As tensions rise, a large section of the bloc that is losing will withdraw from the main hall to private meeting rooms. King George's health is failing, so the Prince of Wales (OTL Edward VIII, who married someone more respectable than the assistant trade attache at the American Embassy, Comrade Wallace Simpson), arrives to take over, although he seems to be more inclined towards the authoritarians.

Then the bombing happens. It's carried out by British and Irish socialists (who are opposed to the whole idea of Imperial Federation), and not only kills most of the people in the main hall (including the King), but also destroys the primary records of the proceedings. The bloc that was losing decides to take the opportunity to ram through a constitution more to their liking, taking advantage of the opposing side having lost most of their delegates.

If an authoritarian constitution is turned out, the British Parliament (and most of the Dominion parliaments) will reject it. But King Edward VIII announces that he is rejecting the advice of Parliament and approving the constitution. If a democratic constitution is turned out, King Edward VIII rejects it, despite ratification by Parliament. Either way, mass protests break out across the Empire, turning into full scale uprisings. The entire British Empire will be plunged into a three-way civil war (with three ideological factions comprising multiple tags from each area), with fighting across the globe. Unless the war is ended swiftly, the other world powers will offer aid to their preferred factions, and eventually be drawn directly into the war (assuming a major war hasn't already broken out).

So, to answer your question, India will start out united, but will be broken into multiple tags once the British Civil War begins.

Who leads Futurist Switzerland?
Not sure who exactly. I might change that. I just wanted Switzerland to be something other than its more or less OTL self.
 
So are the democrats a republic or under George VI/Albert I?
The latter. He will get to choose his regnal name - either George VI, Albert I, or (this is just me having fun) Arthur II.

There will also be a path, should a democratic constitution be voted out, where Parliament manages to keep Edward under control, denying the authoritarians a symbol to rally behind. In that case, the authoritarian factions will be weakened. The most likely leader for the British authoritarians will be Oswald Mosley and the British Union of Futurists.
 
Yay, balkanised India!
Not quite balkanized. Think 2ACW from Kaiserreich. There will be an authoritarian faction (probably led by Indian nobles - this faction will be much weaker if the authoritarians try to enshrine white rule) a democratic faction, a socialist faction, and probably at least one Muslim faction (which may include Afghanistan).
 
Not quite balkanized. Think 2ACW from Kaiserreich. There will be an authoritarian faction (probably led by Indian nobles - this faction will be much weaker if the authoritarians try to enshrine white rule) a democratic faction, a socialist faction, and probably at least one Muslim faction (which may include Afghanistan).
Here are my ideas
(Part one)
Punjab (Integralists)- In September of 1937, the British government announces that Governor-General Michael O'Dwyer will take complete control of India. More and more, the princes begin to rebel, first Osman Ali Khan of Hyderabad*, who aims to form 'Osmanistan/Hyderabad/Dakhanistan', a Muslim homeland in the Deccan. He is followed by many other, mostly Muslim, princes. The last states to secede were the Sikh states of the Punjab. Appointing Bhupinder Singh of Patiala as the new 'Jathedar' of the realm, the nation slowly falls apart as Bhupinder Singh's hedonistic lifestyle begins to show. That was until Tara Singh*, the leader of the Akalis, a Sikh Integralist party, took over, promising to end the growing 'Red epidemic' of socialism. Singh has made Punjab a theocratic dictatorship, and the Jathedar acts as a figurehead.
Rajputana and Gujarat Hindu States Union (Integralists)
In 1924, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, a Hindu nationalist revolutionary and his brother were released from jail after swearing never to return on Indian soil again. For the next few years, Savarkar spent time in Nepal, meeting the king, a devout Hindu, and convincing him to aid his cause, claiming that Nepal was the last crucible of Hinduism.
In March of 1937, the British Civil War began. In the southern city of Madras, ambitious Syndicalists led by Singaravelu Chettiar, held a labor strike. The agitation caused by this led to a full-scale revolt. In Bengal and the United Provinces, the Socialists Anushilan Samiti began to seize territory and begin the new “Indian revolution”. In September, the Lahore resolution was signed, officially announcing the exit of all Muslim states from the Raj. When Savarkar saw this, he knew that he had to fight- and who better to fight under than the Hindu princes of the north, the guardians of their faith?
Through Tibet and Kashmir, he arrived in Rajputana and Gujarat , where he, Sayajirao Gaekwad of Baroda, Tej Singh of Alwar, and several other Hindu princes pledged allegiance to their faith and country, and announced that “We, the defenders of the Hindu faith shall mobilise our Hindu rifles and spit fire and vengeance, defending Hindu honour and the Imperial throne of Hindusthan, and stand by our nation- its prestige, stability, and power against the Socialists and Moslems”*.
Because of Gaekwad’s age, Tej Singh Prabhakar, the son of a longtime friend of the Hindu nationalists, was appointed leader, although his power is little compared to Savarkar’s. Perhaps someday, India will indeed be theirs.
*A Sikh leader who IOTL demanded a separate Sikh state. The Maharaja of Patiala was in fact envisioned by some as the ruler of this state
*Osman Ali Khan was IOTL a devout Muslim and politically active in many Islamic movements. Osmanistan was an actual proposal made by Choudhary Rahmat Ali, who is best known for formulating the idea of Pakistan
*He actually said this, although some parts are taken from historian Manu Pillai’s excellent essay on it. For this and more, check out his book The Courtesan, the Mahatma and the Italian Brahmin
 
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(Part Two)
Anushilani Bengal/Free Provinces- The two Socialist northern tags are Anushilani Bengal and the Free Provinces, which together form the Republic of India faction.
Anushilani Bengal, led by Jatindranath Mukherjee, is an orthodox syndicalist country based in the east, in west and east Bengal. Believing in a variety of beliefs including cultural, political, and economic independence, Marxism, and pan-Asianism, their beliefs are a mixture of libertarian socialism and OTL Luxembourgism.
Meanwhile, the Free Provinces, based in the united Provinces and Bihar advocate for a syndicalist state similar to the DUA, where power is in the hands of trade unions and feudalistic estates are abolished.
Revolutionary Dravidakam-
The third socialist faction, Dravidakam is based in the former Madras presidency.
In 1937, shortly after troubles began in Britain, Singaravelu Chettiar held a second labour strike in Madras to commemorate the 12th anniversary of his first. The strike soon turned violent, with the police firing on strikers and strikers attacking policemen in retaliation. Meanwhile, EV Periyar Ramasamy, a prominent lower-caste leader in the south and an ally of Chettiar’s, began agitation after it was announced that the Hindu language of north India would become part of school curriculums in the presidency, and would be compulsory.
After the British Civil War began, Chettiar and Periyar together signed the “Declaration Of Independence and Self-Determination for the Dravidians”, declaring independence from the British empire. This of course, caused conflict with the latter- the British had no qualms about putting down their rebellious son through force.
Ideologically, Madras is mixed. The government includes conservatives, syndicalists, and progressives. Periyar himself is mixed ideologically- he believes in Marxist ideals but also in private ownership, and his detractors often accuse him of having integralist leanings and wanting to wipe out the upper castes. For the purposes of the game, he will be a cooperativist.
Next part is going to be on the other states.
 
@Meshakhad - interesting.

In the Far East, what happened with Japanese Taiwan? Also, I'd have expected that if Japan was allied to Britain and Germany against France, they'd have stolen at least a chunk of Indochina.
 
@Meshakhad - interesting.

In the Far East, what happened with Japanese Taiwan? Also, I'd have expected that if Japan was allied to Britain and Germany against France, they'd have stolen at least a chunk of Indochina.
They weren't. The Anglo-Japanese alliance fell through, and Japan sided with France. After the war ended, Japan's possessions in mainland Asia were lost, the full scope of Japan's casualties became clear, and the Japanese government announced that there would be no immediate end to austerity measures, Japan revolted. The Emperor fled to Taiwan, while the Workers' and Peasants' Democracy of Japan now rules from Tokyo.
 
As the technical dev for India, I’ll say that either Sind (whosever report is not out yet) or the Free Provinces could count as ‘democratic’
I'm going to make it official, as you clearly understand India better than I do.

Actually, I have a question for you. The current background for India is that during the Great War, Afghanistan sided with Russia to support a Russian invasion of the Raj. This was repelled, and Central Asia became a theater of war. To sustain this, the British began recruiting Indians in much larger numbers than before, and built up India's arms industry (the Mediterranean was not reliably under British control for most of the war). Aided by local revolts, the Indian forces (which mostly had British officers) gradually pushed the Russians out of Central Asia, even cutting the Trans-Siberian Railway. After the war, the British established the Greater Turkestan Governate in Central Asia, which was a Really Good Idea that will definitely not implode the minute British authority is weakened. My question is, do you think they would have simply established a compliant government in Afghanistan, or brought it directly under the control of either the GTG or the Raj? Put another way, should Afghanistan start as a British puppet, or as part of the Raj or GTG? Right now, I'm planning on having it be a puppet.
 
I'm going to make it official, as you clearly understand India better than I do.

Actually, I have a question for you. The current background for India is that during the Great War, Afghanistan sided with Russia to support a Russian invasion of the Raj. This was repelled, and Central Asia became a theater of war. To sustain this, the British began recruiting Indians in much larger numbers than before, and built up India's arms industry (the Mediterranean was not reliably under British control for most of the war). Aided by local revolts, the Indian forces (which mostly had British officers) gradually pushed the Russians out of Central Asia, even cutting the Trans-Siberian Railway. After the war, the British established the Greater Turkestan Governate in Central Asia, which was a Really Good Idea that will definitely not implode the minute British authority is weakened. My question is, do you think they would have simply established a compliant government in Afghanistan, or brought it directly under the control of either the GTG or the Raj? Put another way, should Afghanistan start as a British puppet, or as part of the Raj or GTG? Right now, I'm planning on having it be a puppet.
I think Afghanistan should be a princely state, and here should be events relating to it.
Thanks for doing the latter!
 
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