Photos from The Thousand Week Reich

Hello, I created this thread since we got a similar one for "Kaiserreich", "TNO" and other mods and scenarios such as "The Footprint of Mussolini", and since TWR is now a mod and a finished scenario, I'm creating this thread for it.

Since the mod will be more popular than the scenario, I declare that it is allowed for you to use images of your own gameplay and not be stuck on the original scenario cannon.

*Cough* let me start


The Greater Germanic Reich (Großdeutsches Reich) after the end of the siberian war against the Marxist-Konevist Soviet Union, in 1959. After winning the short German Civil war in 1953, Eric von Manstein took his proccess of national reorganization with his own interpretation of naziism, known as "Militarized National-Socialism", tat saw massive purges of civilian personnel on almost all administrative sectors of the german state, with the only exception being the economical sector where another arbitrary interpretation of naziism was adopted, resulting on massive privatizations and the end of many restrictions imposed during the first "Economic Miracle" (Wirtschaftswunder) in the 1930s¹, prompting a second "Wirtschaftswunder" that allowed for the reconquest of the east and the consolidation of the new system for the decades to come, and resulting on a scale of destruction unseen in the east since the first great war.

¹While we all know that it was not a economical miracle, this therm stuck on this timeline since Germany won the war
 
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Albert Speer's Volkshalle was one of the largest and most expensive structures ever built.
"Speer's Volkshalle was to be the Reich's most important and impressive building in terms of its size and symbolism. While housing important functions of government (including Hitler's personal office), it was intended to function as a "shrine" to National Socialism and the Nazi ideology. The great dome of the Volkshalle was visible from across the Germania, rising from a massive granite podium to the soaring height of 300 metres. It's vast amphitheater was intended to host rallies of over 120,000 people, and a complex network of suspended trams and underground railways were connected the former Berlin public transport network to accommodate such gatherings.

Construction began in late 1944 following the defeat of the USSR, who was forced to provide tens of thousands of "guest workers" to the Reich. However Speer's over-reliance on forced labor and assurances that the project would be completed "before the end of the decade" resulted in short-cuts and deliberate safety oversights which killed thousands. Additionally Berlin was a city that had been built upon drained marshes, meaning that the land was an unsuitable foundation for such a heavy structure. Within the first few months of laying the massive concrete base, the engineer's worst fears were realized as they noticed that the entire structure was sinking slowly into the ground. Over two billion reichsmarks would be spent on concrete alone in an attempt to reinforce the sagging foundation.

Despite setbacks, construction was completed in April 1950, just in time for Hitler's birthday. A massive opening ceremony was overseen by the ailing Fuhrer, who called the building "a triumph of Aryan engineering and enduring symbol of Germany's greatness". Unbeknownst to most, dedicated construction teams were necessary to work around the clock to maintain the enormous structure and secret tunnels were built specifically to hide the convoys of cement trucks driving into the heart of the capital every week. Upkeep of the Volkshalle proved to be a massive drain on the Reich's stagnating economy, however Speer quickly became a master of hiding the massive, runaway expenses. Forged accounting reports, shell corporations and well placed bribes worked to hide the true cost of the project and ensure the Fuhrer's unlimited support."


-Robert Wilson 'Hitler's Mega-Projects'.
 
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Hello, I created this thread since we got a similar one for "Kaiserreich", "TNO" and other mods and scenarios such as "The Footprint of Mussolini", and since TWR is now a mod and a finished scenario, I'm creating this thread for it.

Since the mod will be more popular than the scenario, I declare that it is allowed for you to use images of your own gameplay and not be stuck on the original scenario cannon.

*Cough* let me start


The Greater German Realm (Großdeutsches Reich) after the end of the siberian war against the Marxist-Konevist Soviet Union, in 1959. After winning the short German Civil war in 1953, Erich Von Mastein took his proccess of national reorganization with his own interpretation of naziism, known as "Militarized National-Socialism", tat saw massive purges of civilian personnel on almost all administrative sectors of the german state, with the only exception being the economical sector where another arbitrary interpretation of naziism was adopted, resulting on massive privatizations and the end of many restrictions imposed during the first "Economic Miracle" (Wirtschaftswunder) in the 1930s¹, prompting a second "Wirtschaftswunder" that allowed for the reconquest of the east and the consolidation of the new system for the decades to come, and resulting on a scale of destruction unseen in the east since the first great war.

¹While we all know that it was not a economical miracle, this therm stuck on this timeline since Germany won the war
You really need to capitalize some of the titles (including the thread) and make grammatical changes to certain names. If you want the thread to be taken seriously you must show some decent writing (no offense).
 
You really need to capitalize some of the titles (including the thread) and make grammatical changes to certain names. If you want the thread to be taken seriously you must show some decent writing (no offense).
I edited everything to the best of my ablity.

Or since this is TWR, i did it to the best of "mein" ability? :p
 
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Photo of Reinhard Heydrich
taken shortly before his capture by international authorities in 1971


Heydrich was the mastermind behind the Werwolf insurgency after the capitulation of Nazi Germany by the Toronto accord in 1960. The guerilla war ultimately failed, and Heydrich himself was captured upon the final defeat. However he managed to escape and hid in a small village near sopron, Hungary for a year before smuggling himself to Uruguay. There, he lived as a Nazi Next Door until his arrest by the Shin Bet in 1971
 
I've contributed the Timeline 191, Kaiserreich and the New Order threads, so here goes nothing.

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The funeral of Francisco Franco, October, 1952, shortly after his assassination after the Spanish defeat in the Moroccan War.

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George Habash, the Palestinian medical school graduate and socialist Palestinian nationalist activist who became notorious for committing the assassination of Albert Einstein on September 20, 1952.

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Chinese-supplied Vietnamese KMT on the march during the Sino-Vietnamese War, 1953

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Lithuanian Forrest Brothers, the name given to the anti-German Baltic partisans, in the forests of rural Lithuania in RK Ostland during the German Civil War, circa 1956.

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A protest by Polish civilians against the Greater German Reich in Lwow in the lead-up to the German Civil War. 1954. The sign reads; We Demand Bread!

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Italian soldiers manning a gun along the Italo-Croatian Border in modern-day Slovenia at the start of the Italo-Croatian War, circa 1952-1953.

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Anti-Nazi riots in Berlin during the last days of the German Civil War and the Toronto Accord invasion of the Greater German Reich, 1960.
 
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Adolfo Suarez, first president of the short-lived Third Spanish Republic. At 20, almost 21, years of age, he became the youngest non-royal leader in both European and world history.

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The official photograph of Premier Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Zhukov, formerly a general during the ill-fated First Great Patriotic War, served as Premier from 1952 until his death in 1970. He was most famous for overseeing the Wars of Soviet Re-unification and the Soviet intervention in the German Civil War, both known collectively as the Second Great Patriotic War, which saw the reconquest of Western Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Central Asia and the Caucasus into the Soviet Union.
 
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Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr (March 20, 1894-May 14, 1960), Prime Minister of South Africa and leader of the United Party from the death of his mentor Jan Smuts in 1950 until his own death almost a decade later. His time in office was largely a continuation of the policies of Smuts, but it also cemented the rule of the United Party at the federal level of South African politics. With the National Party having lost the 1948 election, and with many of its members such as Oswald Pirow and J.B. Vorster, being open pro-German sympathizers, the United Party was destined the be the dominant party in South African politics until the 1980s with the rise in power of the African National Congress.
 
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"An image from the bomb-cam of the B52 Stratofortress "Widow-Maker" following the nuclear bombing of Theodorichshafen (Officially declassified 2018)".

In 1956, acting Reich-fuhrer Goebbels detonated a nuclear bomb over the city of Amsterdam, killing Himmler and wiping out the the rival SS government dug in there. Following this, the Toronto Accord voted unilaterally to intervene in the ongoing German Civil War and by 1957, the Reich had utterly collapsed. Under orders of President MacArthur Germania, Munich, Nuremberg and Frankfurt would all fall victim to American nuclear weapons leading to the state's complete dissolution. Meanwhile, the various Nazi successor states in the East would be consumed by partisans and by the time of Reich-fuhrer Goebbels's death in 1958 (suspected radiation poisoning from exposure in Germania), only one nation stood as a reminder of the Reich's depravity; SS Gotenland.



"German colonists attempt a last stand in the former city of Leningrad (Adolfsburg). With the Finnish border sealed and the sea lanes cut by American naval forces, the defense was vicious but short-lived."

Cut off by Slavic partisans in the North and a cautiously neutral Turkey to the South, Gotenland escaped the immediate wrath of the British and Americans. Under the leadership of Reinhard Heydrich the state was swelled by Nazi forces and officials fleeing the retribution of the Allies and by 1959, the tiny state boasted a bloated military complex staffed by a rag-tag mix of mercenaries, deserters and other elements of the fallen German Goliath. The Allies had been initially hesitant to involve itself in the collapse of the Reichkommisariats and so called "Slavic Spring", as many of the partisan groups and provisional governments that arose became just as brutal as their former oppressors. Revenge killings against German colonists were often ruthless and indiscriminate as decade old scores were settled across Eastern Europe. The demands of occupation were also immense, and despite the Allies' best efforts to transport in supplies and food, starvation was commonplace. The infrastructure of the Reich had been totally destroyed during the civil war, each faction employing cruel scorched earth tactics against one another and the invading allies. Bridges were blown, railways were torn up, entire villages and towns were reduced to rubble. Supplies were often requisitioned at gunpoint by the various Nazi factions, which left hundreds of thousands of German civilians to starve.

Heydrich however, would force the Allies hand in 1959, when he declared the so called "Greater Gotische Reich" and his intention to restore the borders of the fallen Fatherland. This was followed up with a massive assault on the neighboring Ukrainian Soviet and Don Cossacks League, both of which fell back in the face of well trained and (relatively) well equipped German forces. This created an immediate dilemma for the Toronto Pact who feared that Heydrich would inspire continued resistance within the Reich itself. The decision to intervene was passed all the way up the chain of command to MacArthur himself.


"Gotische forces slam into the Ukrainian lines driving the hastily organized partisan armies back with stunning ferocity."

On 15 September 1959, a B-52 strato-bomber took off under escort from an airfield in the recently liberated Greek Republic. Flying high above the range of the Gotenland airforce, the bomber 'Widow-Maker' deployed a single hydrogen bomb code-named "Beach Glass" over the Gotenreich capital of Theodorichshafen (formerly Sevastopol). Detonating about 2 kilometres from the the recently opened Gotenland International Airbase, the effects of the 1.5 megaton bomb were immediate and devastating. Much of the city was engulfed by a kilometres high fireball that was visible from Turkey, which incinerated the hundreds of resorts-turned-barracks for Heydrich's men. Savage aerial attacks from air conventional forces stationed in the Black Sea sealed the hermit Kingdom's fate, and Ukrainian partisans eventually crossed into Crimea the next year.

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"The radiation soaked ruins of Sevastopol (circa 1961), the attack would remain a point of contention between the United States and the Ukrainian Soviet, the latter of which lacked the resources to ever rebuild the city to any real degree."

The fate of Heydrich was however unknown, as his whereabouts were unaccounted for at the time of the bombing. For obvious reasons, no body was ever recovered and Ukrainian partisans took few prisoners in their advance into Crimea. A single plane was known to have departed Gotenland International only minutes before Widow Maker's arrival, but this had been tailed and subsequently shot down by the American escort. Whilst the German pilot had been able to ditch from his aircraft, he landed in the unforgiving waters of the Black Sea. Attempts at recovery by American naval forces were minimal due to fears of lingering radiation and more pressing concerns in the aftermath of the attack, fueling conspiracy theories and speculative fiction about the fate of the "Last Fuhrer" for decades to come.

 
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Field Marshall Carl G. Mannerheim President of Finland in the Helsinki Synagogue. Finland would constantly refuse to hand over its Jewish population, the few Jewish refugees who managed to arrive from Estonia and Petrograd were secretly sent to Israel-Palestine so as not to enrage the Germans. The country is home to a community of about 2,000 people with 3 synagogues in Helsinki, Turku and Viipuri.
 
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A Time Magazine cover from 1955 featuring Chen Lifu, President of the Republic of China from the resignation of Chaing Kai-Shek in 1955, after the Chinese defeat in the Sino-Vietnamese War, until his resignation almost a decade in 1964. Chen is known as "The Father of Modern China" and "The Father of Chinese Democracy" for his role and leadership in democratically reforming the government of the Republic of China and in modernizing the country and bringing all corners of China into the 20th century.

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Yen Chia-kan, Chen Lifu's successor as President of the Republic of China.

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The funeral of President Chaing Kai-Shek in Nanjing, China on June 10, 1978, some days after President Chaing's death on May 21, 1978 at the age of 90. Chaing's death saw a month-long period of mourning in the Republic of China in honor of the man who lead the Northern Expedition, defeated China during the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II and defeated the Communists in the Chinese Civil War, ushering in a new golden age for the ancient nation of China.

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The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Nanjing, China. The tomb and memorial to Chaing was build from 1979 until its completion in 1984.

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The statue of Chiang in the main chamber of the aforementioned Memorial Hall.
 
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"British Prime Minister Herbert Morrison and President Douglas MacArthur meet to discuss UN intervention in the ongoing German Civil War".
The atomic destruction of Germania and Konigsberg at the hands of Heinrich Himmler in 1957 shocked the world, and attracted the immediate attention of Britain and the United States. When the civil war begun in '54, tentative discussions took place to deliberate whether or not directly intervening in the conflict was feasible, however this idea was quickly dismissed. Despite the outbreak of violence, the various factions within Germany still boasted enormous military capacity the true strength of the Reich's nuclear arsenal was unknown at the time.

Initially a fluid conflict between Himmler, Goebbels and Manstein, the war soon bogged down into a grueling battle of attrition . Battle-lines slowly formed across Germany as each faction consolidated control over their respective territories. To the West, Himmler and his divisions carved out their SS state, enforcing a Spartan regime of rationing and conscription. From Eastern Germany, Manstein and his military cabinet launched offensive after offensive, taking small swathes of territory at great cost. Finally, from Germania, Goebbels and the remnants of the Reich's original government implemented their policy of "Total War", extolling the increasingly frustrated citizenry towards greater acts of sacrifice in Hitler's name.

Despite hundreds of thousands of casualties and numerous offensives, neither side was able to really get the better of the other, until Goebbell's attempted something desperate. In April 1957, the Reichfurher's forces advanced against Himmler under a barrage of Sarin tipped rockets. Until this point, chemical weapons had only been used against the revolting Slavs and very few German forces carried protective equipment. The SS lines were shattered, what remained of the government's armored divisions rolled over the writhing, choking forms of their former countrymen.

Himmler however one last ace up his sleeve, the Reich's nascent atomic arsenal. To the horror of his subordinates, the half mad Schutzstaffel General ordered a strike against Germania, and Konigsberg. If he was going down, he was taking his rivals with him. On the 1st of May, SS fighter bomber's made a one way trip towards their targets, punching through disorganized aerial defenses around the capital. The weapon deployed was crude by Allied standards, but served it's purpose. A 50 kiloton blast half a kilometre from the former Reichstag obliterated much of the city in an instant. and sent the massive Dome of the Volkshalle crashing down in an avalanche of marble and concrete.

About 20 minutes later, a similar scene played out over the dockyards of Konigsberg. A massive fireball engulfed the ports, sending what remained of Manstien's naval forces to the bottom of the Baltic. However, both faction leaders would survive the attacks on their respective capitals, Goebbels having been in a planning session deep beneath the Volkshalle. He would emerge to a scene of hellish destruction, before being quickly airlifted to a temporary command post near Hamburg. Manstien wasn't in the Konigsberg at all, having left some days earlier to spend time with his wife in the countryside.

Both leaders immediately declared a mutual ceasefire, vowing to combine their forces to defeat the SS. This alliance would be short lived however, as within the week, the nations of the free world declared war upon all three factions. PM Morrison and President MacArthur announced intervention, citing the numerous atrocities of the Reich as justification. Allied forces swept over the channel, linking up with local resistance movements in France and the Benelux region. Finally, thousands of Allied aircraft choked the skies, swatting aside the exhausted remnants of the Luftwaffe and obliterated the SS's nuclear launch sites.

Germany's fate was sealed.
 
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