Kaiserreich: Legacy of the Weltkrieg

So, I'm quite a Japanaboo thus I want to ask something: It is possible for the Japanese economy to overcome the USA one in lore therms, not in gameplay ones? In gameplay it is doable, but it is realistic if we consider the universe?

Let's say Japan wins the war in China, has all Asian countries who can join the sphere join it, gets a friendly kingdom of Hawaii, doesn't goes militaristic thus avoiding the war spending, while the war in the USA ends in like, 1941 with a pro Japanese PSA winning.

What do you think, @Worffan101 ?
No. Even a pro-Japanese PSA ruling over a gutted America is eventually going to outstrip Japan even if literally everything goes right for Japan. The USA simply has too much in terms of resources and geographical advantages.
 
America is OP, heh
The Mississippi Basin is OP. It's a fantastically vast amount of arable land surrounded by resource-rich mining regions and the fabulously productive Great Lakes region, which is just about the perfect base for an industrial buildup.

You put Great Lakes + Mississippi Basin + two coasts of trading opportunities + Appalachians into one country, you have a nigh-unstoppable juggernaut.
 
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To be entirely honest re US vs Japan, that depends on the Second Civil War. A bad Second Civil War could ruin America as an economic power for a long time to come.
 
Would there be a fashion industry? To me, it seems more likely under syndicalism that fashion would be a matter of self-expression, not something wealthy people cater to as a sign of class.
No, it would still exist. It would probably be less elitist, at least for a time, but things like fashion trends and such would still exist and have an industry to cater to their desires.
 
Does it still make any sense that the swiss would occupy savoy?

I think it works well in terms of narrative, allows the French a sort of Sudetenland-esque land grab(because a lot of the time Geneva and Romandy come along for the ride) and as Switzerland it let’s you become the Black Spot of Europe.
 
Does it still make any sense that the swiss would occupy savoy?
It's not a random land grab, they had a right to do so under some post-Napoleonic treaty that OTL was only revised after WW1, and in Kaiserreich this never happens, so the Swiss enact their authority to defend their neutrality in upper Savoy.
 
It's not a random land grab, they had a right to do so under some post-Napoleonic treaty that OTL was only revised after WW1, and in Kaiserreich this never happens, so the Swiss enact their authority to defend their neutrality in upper Savoy.
Yes I am aware it was part of a treaty but does it make sense for Switzerland to enact that part of the treaty
 
Yes I am aware it was part of a treaty but does it make sense for Switzerland to enact that part of the treaty
There's a violent revolution in France and radical socialists are taking over. Seizing defensive positions in the Alps and make Geneva less dangerously exposed isn't such a bad idea.
 
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