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This version of the Ottoman-Axis war started in 1956
It is with heavy heart that to inform you that famed Swiss actor, Bruno Ganz died, after a long battle with cancer. While having a long and prosperous career his best known role was portraying the last days of Boris Sanikov in the film "Bunkerny" (the bunker in Russian). The performance captured both the humanity and insanity of the infamous Russian dictator. The portrayal was praised by many critics as one of the greatest of all time. The famous Sanikov meltdown scene became a popular internet meme, with even now several videos have been made as tribute to Mr Ganz. He'll be dearly missed.
Pan Am Flight 701 (L-1011) and Flight 702 (B-747) at Sky Park International Airport, Pyongyang, Korea
German actor Heinz Rühman as Adolf Hitler in Lenie Riefenstahls master piece "Mein Kampf" (1937).
Is the chicken Halal?
Black rioters in the Autonomous Community of Baltimore, 2011
Rioters flee a burning police car in Chicago, Late 2011
Black Shirts come out in force against rioters in St. Louis, early 2012
The American Spring protests from mid-2011 to late 2012 were a series of peaceful protests and riots against the discriminatory policies of President Duke, Fourth President of the New American Commonwealth. After months of peaceful demonstrations President Duke came out of the White House, for the first time in six months, to give the protesters an ultimatum. Return to their homes before June 2nd, 2011 and all would be forgiven but if they did not then the heavy hand of the state will come down on them. Protesters remembered the purges after the Hippie Protests in San Diego in the late 70s and as such did not disperse as ordered to. Instead many of the up to that time peaceful protests and sit-ins became violent as many long dormant tensions suddenly and violently exploded to the surface. Firebombs, hidden caches of weapons and organizations many thought were wiped out (The Red Front, Black Panthers, MacArthurs Men) suddenly appeared on the streets along with thousands of protesters as the deadline loomed. President Duke saw this as a challenge by his enemies in the Government and reacted harshly. Fearing that he would go the way of Savinkov's State did, instead of trusting the Army to suppress the growing rebellion he instead turned to the Black Shirts. Formed in the aftermath of Dudley's death and the fracturing of the Silver Shirts the then newly formed Black Shirts took over the role of paramilitary arm of the State. Fanatical in their dedication to the Legion and the Commonwealth when their President called on them to defend what they loved they stepped up. Chapters across the nation took to the streets to reimpose order and stability.
The resulting clashes across the nation killed over 200, injured hundreds more and causing millions in damage the Black Shirts were decisively defeated by the protesters. Black Shirt chapters in many major cities were chased out and fled to the countryside to regroup and across the nation people began to prepare for a Third Civil War. Tensions remained high as the Commonwealth stood on the edge of destruction when finally, it rained on the powder keg. President Duke was assassinated by his own Presidential Protection Service in a rather bloodless coup. The leader of the Coup remained nameless yet released a statement on the citizens news site Commonwealth Times. The account was a dummy account set up through numerous dummy email accounts leaving it largely untraceable for most of the public. The announcement was short and to the point: "The mad dog Duke has been put down for the good of our nation. His body will be cremated and dumped into a ditch as befit a criminal such as him and his goons. His supporters in the capital are being arrested as you read this to await trial. The Council for National Protection will lead the nation until proper elections can be held". While protesters remained in the streets until free elections were finally held three weeks later which were won by the Unitary Party, for a large part the American Spring was over. Now with its second elections coming soon the world waits with baited breath as to if democracy can truly survive after such a traumatic event.
Pics rom the US-propganda cartoon "Donald Duck in Mosley-land".
The short was produced after the fall of the Commune, but before the defeate of the SRI, so Mussolini is still shown, besides Mosley and the japanese emporer Hirihito.
Now only if someone could Photoshop this by replacing Hirohito with Deat or Valios
It's been a while since I've posted anything here, so I figured I would post this; a map of the world on Thursday, January 1st, 1948.
This map is based on both the Kalterkrieg mod and my own head-canon of the Kaiserreich world. Some minor things may be subject to change.
The factions of the world in the above map are as follows;
Kingdom of Poland
Kingdom of Ukraine
Kingdom of Belorussia
Kingdom of Lithuania
Kingdom of Finland
Kingdom of the Netherlands
Kingdom of Belgium
Republic of Latvia
Republic of Estonia
Republic of Ireland
Kingdom of France
Dominion of Canada*
United Kingdom of Great Britain
Republic of France
Kingdom of Italy 
Kingdom of Spain 
Kingdom of Portugal
Dominion of Australasia
Dominion of India
Kingdom of Nepal
Republic of Albania
Kingdom of Serbia*
Kingdom of Greece
Kingdom of Romania
Kingdom of Sweden*
Kingdom of Norway
Kingdom of Denmark
United States of America*
Republic of Cuba
Republic of Haiti
Republic of Costa Rica
Republic of Panama
Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere
Empire of Japan*
Republic of the Philippines
Sultanate of Egypt*
Republic of Syria
Kingdom of Rashidi Arabia
Kingdom of Tripolitania
Kingdom of Yemen
Kingdom of Oman
Eastern Syndicalist Alliance
Union of Burma
Socialist State of Siam
Commune of Bhutan
Major Neutral Nations
Qing Empire of China
Republic of China
Republic of Iran
Empire of Brazil
Republic of South Africa
Syndicalist Republic of Chile
Minor Neutral Nations
Republic of Italy
Kingdom of the Two Sicilies
Tsardom of Bulgaria
Republic of Turkey
Republic of Kurdistan
Kingdom of Mysore
Kingdom of Travancore
Republic of Madras
Kingdom of Afghanistan
Central American Republic
Republic of Colombia
Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Republic of Ecuador
Republic of Peru
Republic of Bolivia
Oriental Republic of Uruguay
Republic of Liberia
Republic of Hawaii
* = Leader of the Faction
 Formerly the Kingdom of Sardinia.
 AKA Carlist Spain.
 AKA Synarchist Mexico.
What program did you use to create this map?
Cool, I always wanted to see the timelime continue, what's the lore?
Empereur Louis-Napoléon IV de L'Empire Français
Kaiser Wilhelm III (Middle left) looks at a statue of Maurice Gamelin, Lion of Marseilles, 1941
Kaiser Wilhelm III. Des Deutschen Reiches
The Treaty of Lyon is the name given to a series of treaties signed between the French Empire led by Emperor Louis-Napoleon IV and the German Kaiserreich led by Kaiser Wilhelm III signed in Lyon, Occupied France.
Spoiler: Napoleon's Backstory
In the closing days of the First Weltkrieg and the Siege of Paris Continental France was rife with discontent. The Conservative government however urged one last push to throw the Huns out of France, and the Army immedeatly began a second mass mutiny against dying in the hundreds of thousands for a few dozen feet of French ground won. The CGT and Syndicalists took advantage of this and other failings to quickly seize control of France in the summer of 1919. In the chaos of the transition one man, Louis-Napoleon distinguished himself as a counter-Syndicalist leader in whatever new shape France would take. Leading Action Francaies paramilitaries against the CGT and Jacobin revolutionaries during the Red Summer he fled with the Emergency Government to North Africa when the rest of Metropolitan France fell. He then was rather useful in helping Marshal Philippe Petain secure Algeria and the rest of North Africa for France. While modern historians call his response to Algerian and Tuareg freedom fighters/terrorists extreme at the time it was justified for the survival of a Free France and Louis-Napoleon became a linchpin in the Emergency Government. In late 1936 Petain's mandate looked to end and he began to seek out his successor. Many in the Emergency government urged him to stay in power until Metropolitan France could be reclaimed but Petain was getting old and he wished to retire. Eventually, after much debate and deliberation, Petain revealed that he had chosen Louis-Napoleon to take over when he retired at the end of 1936. This was met with much jubilation for AF but concern for the growing democracy movement in France.
Spoiler: Whilhelm III's Backstory
Meanwhile in Germany the victorious Kaiserreich had grown fat and decadent off the spoils of the Weltkrieg and the old Kaiser Wilhelm II grew increasingly stressed and his health began to rapidly deteriorate as did the Reichspakt. When Flanders-Wallonia experienced a Revolution and Good King Leopold of Belgium returned Wilhelm II was hesitant to force them back into the Pakt stating "If the damned Belgians are so angry then let them fume, we will get them eventually". This was unacceptable to his son and heir Prince Wilhelm, from henceforth referred as his royal title Wilhelm III, who began to conspire with General Rundstedt to force a war between the Kaiser and King who began to make diplomatic overtures to both the Kaiser and Entente. Before the Kaiser or Edward could decide however there was a 'incident' on the border and Wilhelm III led the 1st Armeegruppe over the border towards Brussels. Wilhelm II was furious and ordered his son to evacuate Belgium or be disinherited and his son was quick to respond, simply sending him the Surrender at Dunkirk with the note "Leopold will arrive shortly". Afterward Adalbert I returned to a restored Flanders-Wallonia and finished purging the Kingdom of his enemies securing German rule in the Lowlands. With their Western flank secured Wilhelm III turned to Poland who had recently fallen to Nationalism. Kaiser Wilhelm II swore vengeance yet had done nothing which angered Wilhelm III. However this time a series of letters and telegrams were sent to his father urging him to crush Poland and with the probing of his son and the Commune embroiled in a fierce power struggle between the Sorelians and Jacobins,he agreed. Wilhelm III again coordinated the attack which was simple, simply push from all sides straight towards the Lodomerian border where the Austrians agreed to arrest the Polish government as they crossed. The resulting armored thrust was the first true institution of the Blitzkrieg doctrine tested in Belgium and was a smashing success. The Polish Army crumbled before the Heer and it was just a month before German troops had seized Warsaw without a shot. With Poland crushed and a loyal Saxon leading it into the Pakt Wilhelm III took a quick detour to Lithuania and the Baltics' for two more lightening campaigns reinstalling Mendog and Duke Fredric respectively in rather bloodless wars. Wilhelm III returned a hero to the German People, the Iron Cavalryman they called him.
In late 1939 Kaiser Wilhelm II had grown to old to rule according to his son and the Army. He had allowed the Jacobins to take power with their world revolutionary rhetoric, only issued strong words with the assassination of the German Ambassador to Austria, had allowed Mittelafrika and Ostasien to collapse and had pulled out of the Americas when the CSA seemed just about to lose. The resulting coup was bloodless and caught to late by Wilhelm II to be stopped. German troops under Rundstedt entered Berlin behind Wilhelm III in the early morning and before the Kaiser had woken up and took strategic points in the city. With that done Wilhelm III went to his father and declared "The Army has taken Berlin and won't leave until you step down. Leave now and you will live in peace under my protection. Fight and Germany will face ruin". Wilhelm II fumed but ultimately relented and gave power to his son and when Wilhelm III left his father he recorded in his journal he could hear him sobbing. What followed was the mass militarization of German society. Largely apathetic after the First Weltkrieg the infamous Prussian Military spirit had largely vanished from Germany in the years between the end of the FW and the present. Wilhelm spent a considerable amount of time rekindling such a spirit through propaganda and contracting Lemi Reifensthal to create such militaristic masterpieces like Unser Kampf and Triumph des Willens and was largely successful. By the dawn of 1938 Germany had been whipped into a anti-Communard Fervor and was pulling at the leash to crush the Commune. Wilhelm however, with advice from his military government, waited and prepared until finally the time came.
Spoiler: CoF before WK2
In 1938 the Jacobins had finally swept the old Commune away and replaced it with a system built on the failed Soviet Union they so adored. This drew ire from the Military Union who was still dominated by Syndicalists. When the Jacobins went after the Army to secure its loyalty famed Field Marshal Maurice Gamelin marshaled his forces in Marseilles and marched on Paris. The Jacobins sent multiple army units to suppress or disrupt him but each one joined the March and by the time Gamelin reached Paris most of military was in open revolt. The Jacobin leader Marcel Deat was forced to flee to the Union of Britain (where he was swiftly arrested and sent back to France. He died in prison in 1956) while Gamelin began to re-reform the Commune back to its original vision. However with such massive upheaval the country was in chaos rivaling that of the Red Summer of 1919. Jacobin militia plagued the country attacking government forces, the military was spread thin trying to deal with them while also fighting Jacobin dissension in their ranks while the people were launching massive witch hunts for Jacobin instigators. With the Commune in such chaos the hyenas pounced on its corpse ready for a feast. The Second Weltkrieg started July 15th, 1939 when German troops cited multiple diplomatic incidents including the forceful seizure of Haute-Savoy from Switzerland. The outdated and undermanned French front collapsed in front of the trained and updated German Heer and before long the situation looked dire for Gamelin and the Commune. Meanwhile Napoleon, who had recently crowned himself as absolute Emperor of France and exiled the democrats, landed in Southern France. However, things did not go to plan as the Commune Fleet was largely unaffected by the chaos devouring the rest of the military. The Empire could only land a few troops before the Commune Fleet showed up off the landing beaches and send the Free French fleet to the bottom of the sea. Not to mention that with most of the French Army preparing to re invade Europe the Tuareg rose up in revolt forcing most of the Army to be recalled to fight them. It goes without saying that it only took two months before the Napoleonic return to France was ground to dust and thrown into the sea. The invasion was a disaster for Napoleon which he couldn't think about as the war against the Tuareg took precedence. He watched hopelessly as Wilhelm III rampaged through France for three months before the rest of the Internationale's forces could shore up French lines. What was once a true blitz then threatened to descend into yet another stalemate grind of a war.
German armor waits at the French border for start of Operation Anton, Early 1938
Wilhelm however was against bleeding Germany dry yet again. He began to look for other sources of manpower to tip the balance when the colonial investors in the A.O.G. came to him and agreed to aid in the war if he would then deploy troops to Ostasien to crush the antagonistic Syndicalist regime. Wilhelm agreed and soon massive amounts of Chinese manpower flooded the lines allowing for trained German troops to prepare for short and concentrated pushes to break the lines. Under the cover of the 'Brown Bess' Ju 39 multi role dive bombers the Spring Offensive kicked off as the last years rains finally began to dry up. The concentrated hammers up and down the line were enough to finally break the line and German troops flooded into open ground.The Commune retreated again and again but as 1941 ended Gamelin was forced to surrender unconditionally to the Germans. Wilhelm had achieved what it took his father five years, in just three. However now Wilhelm had a larger, France sized problem to deal with. As his troops spread out across Occupied France both Wilhelm and his generals agreed that the occupation could not hold on forever, there was just to much land for the Heer to suppress while also preparing for an eventual war with the recently resurgent Russian Empire. Instead Wilhelm and his generals came up with three separate scenarios: they could liberate France under a German King (or Queen as Victoria Louise offered to lead the new French state), split it up under friendly governments to make sure they never rose again and one more even more radical solution. General Rommel who had achieved fame for leading many lightening strikes against French lines, proposed that 'Emperor' Napoleon IV be allowed to return to France in return for major guarantees to the German Kaiserreich. Wilhelm III initially favored the first option before finally being swung to the third option by Rommel who recorded in his journal in an entry dated June 22nd, 1942 "The Kasier agreed to my proposal. If the French are to have a leader it must be one they chose, not us. If we force a King upon them then it would only inspire further hatred". With that decided a letter from Kaiser Wilhelm III was quickly written and sent to Algiers where Louis Napoleon was based.
When Louis Napoleon first got the letter he did not know what to make of it. Reportedly he first assumed it was a hoax and chastised his government for believing it yet he was eventually made to see its legitimacy. The letter offered to allow him and his Empire to assume control of Metropolitan France in return for "some concessions" which was something Napoleon worried about. He told his Royal Court soon after receiving the letter "I did not become Emperor to be some Boche bastards puppet!". After a month of not responding Napoleon realized that he actually had little option if he ever wished to return to Europe. The Kaiserreich had the best army in Europe, possibly even history, and if we couldn't beat the Commune at their lowest then he had no real chance against the Kaiser at the peak of his conquests. So, resigned to his fate, Napoleon sent a letter accepting the Kaiser's proposal and the two met in Lyon to hammer out the treaty. The Kaiser brought his military cabinet while Napoleon only brought his 2 most trusted
advisers. When he arrived in late August 1942 the power dynamic was clear. He was not greeted like an ally but like a defeated power, surrounded with Prussian military displays of power and glory. He was even more or less forced to come with Wilhelm on an inspection in nearby Vienne. The Germans conducted the negotiations, or more like dictation of terms, in the same rail car that Gamelin and Foch both surrendered in both Weltkriegs. It was a humiliation that Napoleon, forever thereafter nicknamed The Puppet, would never live down. While the French would eventually get the last laugh many Frenchmen who were not actively participating in Syndicalist resistance resigned themselves to another century of German domination.
Terms of the Treaty of Lyon:
The French Empire was to sever all obligations with the Entente and join the Reichspakt
The French Empire would agree to have German-picked advisers always within their government
The French Empire would pay reparations to German families who lost loved ones due to Commune aggression both official and clandestine to the tune of 20 billion RM
The French Empire will not have a military exceeding 100,000 men total
The French Empire would give German companies in France preferential treatment
The French Empire will commit to following the treaty indefinitely.
German troops will remain in France until the Kaiser deems it no longer necessary.
I'm still working on it. I may post a brief description soon.
Anglo-Canadian author and journalist John Langdon-Davies (March 18, 1897-November 12, 1972), who was raised in England but fled to Canada after the British Revolution of 1925. He also served as a war correspondent during the Spanish Civil War, the Fourth Balkan War and the Axis-Ottoman War, among other conflicts. He was an author of books on military, scientific, historical and Spanish, Catalan, Balkan, Turkish and Arab subjects. In 1936, while living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Langdon-Davies published his short story A Short History of the Future, in which he predicted that "Democracy will be dead by 1950". In an interview with the Toronto Star, Langdon-Davies elaborated on what he wrote and he stated that, "By 1950, the world will be taken over by the Internationale and other Socialist and National Populist nations". Luckily, he would prove to be wrong. The above photograph was taken in 1942 during his visit to the Finnish front of the Eastern Front of the Second Weltkrieg. After a long and fascinating life, he died of natural causes in Victoria, British Colombia, Canada in 1972.
In the world of Krasnacht....
Anglo-Canadian author and journalist John Langdon-Davies (March 18, 1897-September 29, 1966), who was raised in England but fled to Canada after the British Revolution of 1925. He also served as a war correspondent during the Spanish Civil War, the Fourth Balkan War and the Axis-Ottoman War, among other conflicts. He was an author of books on military, scientific, historical and Spanish, Catalan, Balkan, Turkish and Arab subjects. In 1936, while living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Langdon-Davies published his short story A Short History of the Future, in which he predicted that "Democracy will be dead by 1950". In an interview with the Toronto Star, Langdon-Davies elaborated on what he wrote and he stated that, "By 1950, the world will be taken over by the Internationale and other Socialist and National Populist nations". Sadly, his prediction would prove to be highly prophetic. The above photograph was taken in 1942 during his visit to the Finnish front of the Eastern Front of the Second Weltkrieg. After a long and fascinating life, he died of natural causes in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1966.
Anglo-Canadian novelist Winston Churchill doing research on Pan-Germanism and past German ultranationalist groups for Our Finest Hour, the upcoming seventh installment of his acclaimed World Crisis book series.
Flag of the Autonmous Region of Judea and Israel in the Republic of Syria. The Autonoums Region of Judea and Israel, also known as Judea-Israel, was established by the government of the Republic of Syria under President Camille Chamoun on May 26, 1962 after years of negotiations between Palestinian Jews, mostly Ashkenazi Jews from Central and Eastern Europe who were displayed by the Second Weltkrieg, as well as survivors of the Romanian Genocides, wanting more control over their own affairs within Syria and the different governments of Syria. After almost sixty years of existence, Judea-Israel was grown to be a prosperous part of the Republic of Syria, and relations between Palestinian Jews and Syrian Arabs is mostly peaceful. Some Palestinian Jews continue to push for an independent "Republic of Isreal", but these continue to be a minority within Judea-Israel and Syria at large.
Camille Chamoun, who was the first Christian and Maronite President of Syria, as well as the first President of Syria to hail from the region of Lebanon.
Levi Ekshol, the first governor of Judea-Israel from 1962 until his death in 1968.
Oh, I thought it was a Star Wars reference, as the Soldiers in the screenshot had 101st Patches
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