Discussion in 'Alternate History Books and Media' started by pattontank12, Sep 25, 2017.
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
There is a lack of the Philippines in this thread. I shall endeavour to fix that.
When the United States of America tore itself apart in its civil war, its protectorates found themselves alone in a world gripped by revolution and war. The Commonwealth of the Philippines was one of those protectorates. Seized by America as a spoil of war from Spain during the Spanish-American War, the Philippines was America's colonial experiment. For decades, the Philippines was under the thumb of the United States who generously provided the island nation tutelage in nation-building with the eventual promise of Independence under the Tydings-Mcduffie Act. The period of American rule referred to as the Commonwealth Period, was generally peaceful and stable.
That all changed when America imploded.
Suddenly, the Philippines found itself two choices. To declare independence and govern as a free nation. Or, wait until 1946, the proposed year of Independence under the Tydings-Mcduffie Act, and perform its obligations as America's 'Little brown brother'. The ones who advocated loyalty argued that America would be grateful for Filipino loyalty and would graciously reward the country should they win. Their arguments were drown out however, by those who advocated Independence. The independence advocates reminded them about the seizure of their Islands by the Americans, of American failure to honor their previous promises of Independence and of how they, all veterans of the Philippine-American War, suffered during the brutal conflict.
The Commonwealth Government butted heads on which route to take until a Filipino politician, Manuel L. Quezon, suggested to try out both options. His suggestion was considered and finally approved by President Emilio Aguinaldo.
Mere weeks after the outbreak of the American Civil War, President Aguinaldo with support from the Philippine Army and Constabulary, declared the Second Philippine Republic. Although independent, he stressed that the Philippines would still honour its obligations towards the United States.
There were a few hurdles towards his declaration. The decision was heavily-criticized by the remaining American forces and the American High Commissioner, Frank Murphy. But as American strength in the islands was a mere shadow of its former self as most of the troops left for America, there was little they could do but begrudgingly acknowledge Filipino independence. Another hurdle were two attempted coups. The first was a syndicalist uprising and a second was an army coup. The syndicalist uprising was quickly dealt with by a combined Filipino-American force. The army coup was also similarly dealt with. The last hurdle was the showing up of not one but two Imperial fleets in Manila Bay. A squadron from the Kaissereich's Ost-Asien fleet and another one from the Imperial Japanese Navy. The Germans had sailed into Manila with a letter recognizing Filipino independence, an offer to join the Reichspakt, and financial/military aid. In exchange, the Republic would have to lease bases and airfields to Germany as well as some other diplomatic hobnobbing. The Japanese also arrived with a similar worded letter though vague and somewhat contradicting.
The arrival of fleets of two rival powers sparked tensions. Thankfully, it was defused by the last high-ranking remaining American Naval officer left in the country who told both fleet commanders in private that "showing off each others guns wouldn't benefit anyone and the last thing the world needed was another World War." The fleet commanders agreed and left, leaving behind a diplomatic team to do the talking for them instead.
With those resolved, the Philippines geared for war.
Members of the Philippine Expeditionary Force to America (PEFTA) present themselves before President Aguinaldo before being sent to America along with the few remaining Federal Battalions.
Uniforms of the PEFTA
Members of the Philippine Scouts pose before a cameraman somewhere in the Federal front lines.
The blade that would define Philippine units, the bolo, which was used effectively as both a construction tool and as a weapon of war. CSA and AUS units feared the bolo and most especially its wielders as one AUS soldier commented "Those Filipinos would kill you with those things with a smile."
Philippine Scouts resting after a skirmish during the Liberation of Kentucky.
Philippine Scouts infiltrating an AUS checkpoint in Kentrucky. Note the dead AUS soldier in the lower right.
Philippine Scouts preparing an ambush against an AUS convoy in the Mid-West
The Battle that would define Philippine contributions against Syndicalism and Radicalism, the Battle of the Gap. A unit of the Philippine Scouts defend their position against two attacking forces, the AUS and CSA in a gap contested by the three sides, the 43rd Infantry Regiment attacked first, forcing the initial AUS units to retreat. The Scouts dug in, expecting an AUS counter-attack which happened two days later. The Scouts held their position admirably and forced the AUS to retreat for good. As soon as the AUS was sent whipped, the CSA attacked which nearly drove the 43rd running but a infiltration attack made by the 26th Scout Cavalry Regiment that killed the CSA general saved the Filipinos from being beaten and sent the CSA forces into disarray
The 26th Cavalry regiment infiltrating CSA lines with the help of a Native American tracker who knew paths around the Sydicalists.
The Daredevil Cavalry Charge that turned the tide. The Scouts had discovered, through a defector, that the brass of the CSA army in that area had made a nearby mid-west town as their headquarters. The Scouts immediately acted upon this information and with the help of a Native American Indian, slipped past the CSA lines and made a suicide charge that killed most of the CSA brass. The Scouts who performed the charge were all killed by vengeful CSA militiamen but their sacrifice proved sufficient enough to turn the tide. (Just imagine the Japanese soldiers as CSA militiamen and the Philippine background with that of a Mid-west town)
McArthur, upon hearing their feat, famously remarked "Give me 10.000 Filipino soldiers and I shall conquer the world!"
The American Cincinnatus, McArthur, followed by veterans of the PEFTA marching towards a Congressional hearing debating whether or not the US should consider the Aguinaldo Government as treasonous for having declared independence before the Tydings-Mcduffie Act would grant.
A few minor quips
1. Emilio Aguinaldo would never be voted as President of the Philippines again as he had two popular heroes, Andres Bonifacio and Antonio Luna, killed. Bonifacio led the pre-eminent Philippine revolution against Spain while was Luna as the Commander-in-Chief of the Philippine Army during the Philippine-American War. It is popularly maintained that if Luna wasn't assassinated, the Philippine would have turned the War against America since Luna advocated strategies that the Vietnamese under Go Nguyen Giap would do in the Vietnam War. The President of the Philippines should have been Manuel L. Quezon who was elected in the year before.
2. The Philippines was Asia's first republic having declared Independence in 1898 from Spain but it only lasted for a year and three months since America Manifest Destinyed itself across the Archipelago despite promising to honor Filipino independence so it makes no sense as to why Kaissereich would have democracy being an American thing when our own heroes learned and practiced it before.
3. Lastly, Philippine focus tree when? The country has such a rich history and leaving it with a vanilla tree would be wasting it. If it is about resources, the argument is invalid considering Mindanao has such rich in Iron which is necessary for steel and Chromium so this could easily be explained as to why Helmuth's Ost-Asien would seize it. Also, Palawan has oil.
This is going to be my final post. I don't want to be known only for this specific part of the forum. I'm tired of seeing this.
An F-14E Strike Tomcat of the American Air Defense Force, VF-108 "Valkyries"
I figured I'd combined two of my favorite video games, Fallout and Kaiserreich, so here goes!
Logo for the video game series Fallout. The games in the series include Fallout (1997), Fallout 2 (1998), Fallout 3 (2008), Fallout: New Vegas (2010), Fallout 4 (2015) and Fallout 76 (2018).
Fallout is a video game series which takes place in an alternate-history world which diverged from real history in the aftermath of the Second Weltkrieg, when the transistor chip is never invented, leading to a world where the technology and culture of 1950s America, including the Red Scare and Black Scare, the fear of far-leftist and far-rightist infiltration of American society after the victory of President MacArthur's government in the Second Civil War, continues well into the 21st century and into the 2070s. Thus this leads to a world of more primitive computers, atomic powered cars, AI robots, among other things.
In regards to the history of the Fallout world, the KalterKrieg never ends and continues well into the 2070s. Nations such as the Russian State, the Danubian Federation, the Qing Empire, the Brazilian Empire, among others, also still exist into the 2070s. In 1969, the subdivisions of the United States are reorganized, with different states becoming parts of thirteen larger Commonwealths. In 2020, the Republic of France, Italy, Spain and Portugal united into the Western European Commonwealth, in an effort to act as a greater counter-weight to the German Empire and Mittleuropa. In 2022, Sweden, Norway and Denamrk united into the Empire of Scandinavia, with the King of Sweden as Emperor of Scandinavia. For the first decades of the 21st things are mostly normal throughout the ongoing KalterKrieg. However, all of this changes in 2052 when a "New Plague" arises, killing tens of thousands, and the worlds fossil fuels begin to dry up, leading to the Recourse Wars. With the German Empire and Mittleuropa, Western Europe, Danubia, Scandinavia and the United Kingdom dependent on oil imports from the Middle East, the five powers join together in the Grand Alliance and declare war on the Arabian Axis of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Oman and Yemen. The Russian State, with the powers of Europe distracted, declares war on Iran, Kurdistan and Turkey. Meanwhile, smaller nations like Ireland, Serbia, Greece and Bulgaria, among others, go bankrupt. As a result of the Recourse Wars, the Council of Nations disbands on July 26, 2052. Soon afterwards, small scale nuclear exchanges occurred between the Grand Alliance and the Arabian Axis, leading to humanitarian crises. The war finally ends in 2060 after the oil wells in the Middle East all dry up. The Western European Commonwealth, the Empire of Scandinavia and the Danubian Federation then break up into numerous separatists and warring states. The German nations of Mittleuropa also begin to turn against and declare war on the German Empire.
As a result of the Recourse Wars, tensions increase between the United States of America and Kingdom of Canada, but things remain cordial between the two powers. However, in 2060, after years of political instability in the formerly Socialist and Syndicalist nation of Mexico, the United States invades their southern neighbor in an effort to ensure stability, but also to make use of the natural resources of Mexico. In 2066, with the oil fields of both the Russian State and the Qing Empire of China drying up, the Russian State and Qing Empire of China join up in an emergency alliance and invade the formerly-Russian territory and US State of Alaska, thus leading to the Russo-Sino-American War. The war last for many long years and sees the use of many new technologies, including Power Armor, Laser Weapons, Plasma Weapons, among others. In 2074, American power armor units, infantry and mechanized divisions are deployed to Siberia and a number of regions throughout southern China. During the war, Canada remains neutral but supports the United States through weapons, technology and volunteer divisions. Nevertheless, tensions begin to rise between the USA and Canada over the depletion of the Albertan Oil Fields and increasing American economic power over Canada. In 2075, the United States annexation of Mexico is complete, leading to resistance from much of the Mexican population. In an effort to "secure stability" within the Caribbean region, the United States launches mostly bloodless invasions and occupations of Central America, Costa Rica, Panama, Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, leading to protests from Canada and the Caribbean Federation.
In January, 2077, the last Russian and Chinese forces are expelled from Alaska, leading to celebrations throughout the United States. Meanwhile, the United States continues to occupy much of Siberia and Southern China. Thus, the war continues. Finally, on the morning of October 23, 2077, at 9:42 AM EST, nuclear strikes from atomic bombs, either Russian or Chinese, are launched over New York City and Philadelphia. In retaliation, the United States launches nuclear weapons against numerous cities in both Russia and China. Five minutes later at 9:47 EST, Washington DC and Boston are struck by atomic bombs. Nuclear exchanges then occur between the US and Canada. The Russian state then invades and launches nuclear weapons against the remnants of Mittleuropea, Danubia, Scandanavia and Western Europe, as well as the nations of the United Kingdom, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria and Greece, leading to nuclear strikes again Russia by Germany, Austria, Sweden, France and the United Kingdom. France and Germany then launch nuclear weapons against each other, the same happening between many other nations. The Qing Empire also launches nuclear weapons against India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines and Insulandia, all allies of the United States. Australasia, where it is already early in the morning on October 24, 2077, is also struck by nuclear weapons. In South America, nuclear strikes occur between Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Gran Colombia. In Africa, nuclear exchanges occur between South Africa and numerous other nations. In the Middle East, nuclear exchanges occur between the Republic of Iran and the remnants of the Arabian Axis. Thus, the world is destroyed by a large-scale, world-wide nuclear war in the Third Weltkrieg, or what would come to be called by future generations as the Great War.
Not long before the Great War, a massive corporation known as Vault-Tec built a series of numbered vaults all throughout the United States of America, all in an effort to save a select number of Americans from a nuclear war, but also to conduct a series of often unethical social experiments upon these unknowing survivors.
Thus, the stage is set for a post-apocalyptic, 1950s-influenced America.
Map of the short-lived Danubian Federation (1937-1953). After Hungary was defeated in a short civil war in 1937, a democratic federation was established as a last ditch effort to unify the now relatively ancient Austria-Hungary empire. The new state was arguably the deciding factor in the Second Weltkrieg, pushing back the French from Munich and defeating the Belgrade Pact, stopping the complete eradication of Romanian “undesirables”. Nationalism proved too tough of an obstacle for the federation to overcome, sadly, as lingual and cultural divides still remained even after the war, not helped due to plans of incorporating Wallachia and Moldavia as new states. The nation broke apart after the Hungarian Declaration of Independence in the summer of 1953. German meditation and military threats were the only things that stopped a full blown massive Balkan war that would have killed hundreds of thousands. The rump Austrian State was incorporated into Gemany after the Treaty of Vienna in 1954.
Flag of independent Bohemia (1990-). Bohemia today is part of the Reichkspact and almost a central extension of the German empire, almost completely economically integrated into the Kaiserreich. It has the highest standard of living out of any of the former Danubian states, not counting the non-independent Austria.
Richard Brabec, Prime Minister of Bohemia. (2016-)
Michael Jackson, popular artist, today controversial.
Criticized for alleged Pedophilia and also for serving as a propaganda stooge for the American Union States to make it appear progressive. Here he is on a state visit to the Russian State.
Hey man, nice map!
North America following the end of the Second American Civil War, based on @theg*ddam*hoi2fan 's timeline.
Situation of the former Islamic Republic of Turkey in 1987, following the end of Cyprus crisis.
I think the PSA would have more than that i see them owning New Mexico along with 3/4ths of Colorado, half of Wyoming, a quarter of Montana, and all of Texas west of the Peros river
Diagram of SMS Kaiser Wilhelm
The Kaiser Wilhelm class of super-dreadnoughts were the largest gun-based vessels ever to sail the oceans. First conceived of during the Dreadnought Race between Japan, Britain, America and Germany, the Kaiser Wilhlem's were not designed because Germany truly needed such ships, but also as a matter of prestige and national pride. The classes' flagship, the eponymous Kaiser Wilhelm would set sail in 1930, and its sisters Bismarck and Tirpitz would be completed, after some delays, in 1936.
Armed with 4 massive 18-inch turrets, and nearing 100 secondary guns of various calibers, the Kaiser Wilhelm's were easily the most powerful vessels of their age. They were not without weaknesses, their rushed initial construction, inefficient engines and distinct lack of dedicated anti-air armaments made them reliant on a dedicated supporting fleet lest they be caught off guard but nevertheless mechanically all 3 vessels of the class were functional in their role as dreadnought-killers. Had the Second Weltkrieg broken out in 1936 or 1937 the Kaiser-Wilhelm class would have dominated the naval conflict, but it was 1939 when war between the Internationale and the Reichspakt errupted, and the two years difference meant that the war would not go the way the German Admiralty had predicted.
The Battle of the Mediterranean was the first combat that any of the class saw, the Bismarck, attached to the Mitteleerflotte, engaged the combined fleets of Socialist Italy and the French Commune off the Balearics on July the 18th. Over the course of three days of constant battle that followed the Bismarck sank three older French dreadnoughts and depending upon the source as many as 13 cruisers, but would itself be the first known Dreadnought to be sunk by airpower. The Internationale was the only French heavy carrier completed in time for the 2nd Weltkrieg, following the Mediterranean conflict it would need repairs for almost a full year, ultimately being sunk by a mine near the Sicilian coast in 1942, but its torpedo bombers wrought a devastating salvo directly into the Bismarck's rudder, whilst a lone divebomber scored a direct hit on the ammunition magazine of turret 2. Unable to move or shoot, the ship would flounder for almost a day before Admiral Donitz confirmed that the wider battle had been lost, and ordered the ship to be scuttled.
The Tirpitz and Kaiser Wilhlem serving in the High Seas Fleet would escape the fate of the Bismarck at first, and indeed would survive the Third Jutland more or less intact where the majority of the German dreadnought fleet was sunk. Fleeing back to port the twin dreadnoughts would make occasional sorties but not directly engage in combat for several more years. It was not until 1943 and the German Collapse that the vessels would see action.
Wilhelm the Third could not evacuate to the few loyal German colonies by land, the Egyptians were hostile and the Russians threatened war on Austria if they allowed it. Instead a mixed fleet of civilian and military ships departed Wilhelmshaven in the dead of night on September the 5th 1943, heading directly through the English Channel in a mad dash for Africa. Half the fleet wouldn't even make it past normandy, and as the combined might of the PLN bore down upon the hapless remnants of German pride, the Kaiser Wilhelm turned around. Admiral Raeder's actions are in posterity thought to have been to protect Wilhelm III, who was on board the Tirpitz, but at the time all that was certain was that the largest vessel in history was making a direct charge at the British fleet. The Kaiser Wilhelm scattered the British lines, but inflicted only a few casualties before it was sunk by sheer weight of fire and air power. The German evacuation fleet would escape, albeit heavily mauled to Sudwestafrika where Wilhelm III would set up the German Empire in Exile.
The Tirpitz would remain docked off Walvis bay for four and a half years until the Askari state of Tanginikya officially unified with the GEIE, whereupon it would be moved to Dar Es Salaam. Though occasionally being used for official transportation for the Deutsch Sudafrikan government, and on one occasion fire support during the Zanzibar revolt. Maintaining the ancient vessel however grew steadily more difficult, and in 1978 it would officially be retired to the status of a museum vessel. The Tirpitz is currently hosted at the Dar es Salaam naval museum, one of only eights surviving dreadnought vessels, and the only one constructed prior to the beginning of the Second Weltkrieg.
I simply made the map, so the timeline isn't mine.You have to ask this to its creator not me
Thought I would add to the storyline:
Blackshirt Duke loyalist leader Heimbach, very prominent in the ongoing "American Winter" of the following violence and chaos. Has won a surprising following, due to the chaos leading to some nostalgia for the old order. In first picture, it is simply his followers dressed in blackshirt.
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