Kaiserreich complaints and changes you would like to see?

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  1. Modern Imperialism Well-Known Member

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    Basically what would you like to see changed in the Kaiserreich mod? Also what things do you think should be added or fix?

    I always thought for the Second American Civil War the Appalachia region should support the syndicalist. Appalachia was a major area of socialist like sympathies and activities in otl. West Virginia had workers rise up against coal companies in actual arm combat. Unionist often fought against hired guns of companies or got attacked and harassed by them within Appalachia. Which Side song is literally about Harlan Country which is in Appalachia in Eastern Kentucky. Unionism was supported heavily by a lot of people in Appalachia.
     
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  2. MadFrog Well-Known Member

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    Russia rework. Kerensky, as president, makes absolutely no sense. He is a political corpse after 17, everyone hates and despises him, because it was of his stupidity and indecision that a civil war began.
    And he does not play any significant role in the game. He can easily be replaced by any politician.
     
  3. Worffan101 Ain't done nothing if I ain't been called a Red

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    That's sort of the point, actually. KR Russia is little better than anarchy, literally EVERYBODY hates Kerensky and he only keeps power because they can't agree on who should be in charge after him and he doesn't actually do anything anyway. When he gets assassinated by yet another person who hates his guts, it all goes to shit because now the cap is off the top.
     
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    I do not think that for Kerensky it would be possible to even return to Russia. He was kicked out from his party. Kornilov and Kolchak will be happy to arrest him and shoot him as a traitor as soon as he appears on their territory. Especially Kornilov, whom Kerensky betrayed in 17. The Germans will not be happy to see him either, because Kerensky was actively working with the British and urged to continue the war against Germany.

    Do you really believe that he can become president?
     
  5. yourworstnightmare Trubbelmakare

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    Isn't Kerensky president only because he promised to pay reparations to the Germans, and the Germans want Russia to be ruled by someone with no support.
     
  6. Ferd42 Well-Known Member

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    I whould make it so that Germany invaded the French Commune as well as Russia (as they are in for invading countries twice). Then there would be no revolution in Britian, and we could have a renvage full British Empire making alliances with people and wipping itself into shape. Syndicatismcould still be in the game ), but it would be happening through (potential) revolution in USA and Russia. France in Exile would also still hopefully exist, but maybe not start in the Entente. This also removes the Germanys mangage to claim all the British colonies thing.
     
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  7. HIM Dogson Rationally Royalist

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    Beyond the China Rework, by far the biggest change that needs to happen is that the different Russian factions should still exert influence after you've chosen a path. I would completely rework early game Russia, instead including a decision tree where you balance between Savinkov's supporters and Bukharin's supporters; you need to successfully play them off each other if you want to survive as an absolute monarchy, democracy, or military dictatorship.
     
  8. MadFrog Well-Known Member

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    1. Are they so stupid to support a guy who is a clear supporter of the Entente?
    2. You can not make the ruler of the country one who can not even officially come to in.

    I think Russia need a complete rework. Not only the policy, which should become much more difficult, but the armed forces also should be reworcer ..
     
  9. yourworstnightmare Trubbelmakare

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    If I was asked how to redo Russia, i'd change it so Russia start as a military dictatorship under Kolchak, and he's the guy who dies. Then the rest of the military staff can't decide on who to take over so they start fighting, which leads to both the previously powerless and symbolic Duma and the Senate both make their own power plays.

    And with Kolchak being in Russia proper I'd have Semyonov start out as the leader of Transamur, and Sternberg still being his 2nd in command who can take over if something happens to Semyonov.
     
  10. Whiteshore Defender of Myrcella Baratheon

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    What about Austria? Right now, only the main Empire has a focus tree so what should the focus trees of the other Austrian Empire sub-states (Hungary, Bohemia, Illyria, and Galicia) look like?
     
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    I think Huey Long would also get alot of support as he emphasises Rural folks and is not Godless like the Syndies..
     
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  13. chankljp The sensitive soul of a heartbroken idealist Donor

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    This might be a bit strange seeing as that HOI is at it's core a grand strategy war game meant to simulate WW2.... But I would really like it if the Second Weltkrieg can actually be avoided if the conditions are right, with there being a Cold War/ideological struggle between the various factions, making KR more of a political simulator using the existing mechanics of HOI.
     
  14. yourworstnightmare Trubbelmakare

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    Hungary- probably focus on what their place in the World and the Empire is, and whether nationalists or moderates are in charge. Both should be able to rebel, but moderates generally not doing it if Austria keeps status quo. Socialists could be a third path that's really hard to get.

    Bohemia- I think the early political struggle should be between German speakers who want closer ties with Vienna, and Czechs that want more autonomy. The Czechs would react negatively if Austria want to recentralize and thus rebel.

    I will let someone with more knowledge of the regions suggest ideas for Croatia and Galicia.
     
  15. Whiteshore Defender of Myrcella Baratheon

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    Maybe the nationalist!independent Hungary is some right-wing dictatorship (with AuthDem, PatAut, and NatPop paths) while the moderate!independent Hungary is a democratic republic with SocCon, MarLib, SocLib, and SocDem paths?
     
  16. MadFrog Well-Known Member

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    Good idea and quite logical. But I do not agree about Ungern, he did not agree too much with the Japanese and Semyonov to be in this position.

    But about Mad Baron already wrote here (look for my post #2093) https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/kaiserreich-legacy-of-the-weltkrieg.433458/page-105
     
  17. Modern Imperialism Well-Known Member

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    American socialism often had Christian undertones and themes mixed into it. I think Kaiserreich hints at this in one of the syndies posters
     
  18. Modern Imperialism Well-Known Member

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    I like the Bohemia idea but shouldn’t that region stay under direct control of Austria if they win ww1 given large German percentage? I also think it will be cool for them to add in more stuff about Austria and Bohemia joining Germany especially if the empire falls apart.
     
  19. President Earl Warren Well-Known Member

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    true but when you get to their actual actions, you can see most of them are very much not freindly to Religous groups (shutting down Religous schools being the most promenint example).
     
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  20. Modern Imperialism Well-Known Member

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    You could make it part of the focus tree on which direction they go socially. State Atheism being one, Secularism or Maintaining Freedom of Religion as a moderate option, or Christian Socialism as a third option. The last two being the most commonly picked by the ai. But each pick has major impact on domestic and foreign affairs. Christian Socialism helps you gain support from Catholic industrial workers in cities, rural poor whites especially in the west and Midwest, and minorities but other socialist nations condemned cut ties with you. Maybe you could even create a theocratic socialist state and make a state run church. State Atheism helps appeal to traditional socialist and party elites. State Atheism raises unrest and causes a possible civil war among the syndies but once complete loyalty for party is increased and unrest lowered. Freedom of Religion could be moderate ground. Maybe make that a part of a new social democracy tree branch that shift the syndies towards social or socialist democracy. Something like having a second bill of rights, New Deal, war on poverty, or elected worker councils added to the tree. Also they should change the name to the United Socialist States of America(USSA). I think them having CSA abbreviation is stupid