Photos of the Kaiserreich

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  1. Dan-Dunwich Member

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    F4F5217F-422A-4C2D-8989-91C567ABBFE0.jpeg This takes place close to after the capture of Washington DC, and some 4 months after the fall of Chicago and Detroit.

    Kaiserreich American Civil War: The Battle of Grand Coulee

    General Patton’s 2nd Army having waged a successful Northern campaign against the Syndicalist Military in the fall of 1937, was the best positioned to exploit the sudden Dakota Gap, where Pacific state rebels were quickly expanding. With Generals Moseley and Devers attempting to squash remaining CSA outposts on the East Coast, Patton was left largely in charge of the Westward military push. It was not until the summer of 1938 did the opportunity arise for his trademark brand of lightning warfare however. Equipped with the new M6A3 heavy tank and the refitted M3 Stuart tanks, he pressed an offensive along the Canadian border, relying on the combined arms warfare tactics that his troops had since learned since the Siege of Chicago.

    However, the plan did not account for the defensive lines the PSA frontier militias were adept at constructing. Hill and ridge based fire bases, numbering less than a hundred men at any time, delayed the armored advance considerably. President Howard Hughes had evidently relied heavily on foreign imports for his war machine, and the PSA military used everything from obsolete Weltkrieg era tanks and artillery, to top of the line rifles stolen from defunct Syndicalist armories. In particular, the 2nd PSA Armored Division proved a fearsome enemy. Relying on highly mobile and heavily armed light tanks, particularly variants of the Canadian Cruiser tank, they were able to hamper Patton’s advance for almost six months.

    It took half a year of fighting to advance from North Dakota to the outskirts of Seattle, but heavy bombing and the relentless advance of AUS troops kept the traitors constantly on the defensive. In particular, the P-48 Thunderstrike proved its worth across the board as a heavy weight fighter, routinely able to come out of dogfights the victor. However, the defensive lines always proved a problem. The few areas relatively clear of fortifications were the harsh terrain of the Sierra Nevada and the mountain ranges that dominated the west coast. With the difficulty of crossing over rivers, especially when being shot at, the Columbia river of Washington state served as a powerful shield agains the AUS advance. With the north-most crossing defended by nearly 50 thousand militia, and the now infamous 2nd Pacific Armored Division, it represented an unacceptable vulnerability in the American Union State logistical lines. Four separate attacks over the Columbia river to the Grand Coulee garrison were repulsed with heavy losses. A stalemate lasted for weeks while AUS troops slowly constricted and resupplied. It was not until the Fall of Las Vegas, from Devers 1st Army, and the Patton’s subsequent northern encirclement and capture of Seattle, that cut off 14 PSA divisions from resupply, that the war began to pickup steam again. Within a month, over 200,000 traitors aligned to the PSA were captured or killed as the snows of winter fell again.

    It is said the Battle of Grand Coulee was the first combat use of the newly issued M3 Zippo flamethrower, where Longist militias were able to use it to devastating effect against the stranded or disabled tanks and fortifications that became the trademark of the PSA wartime doctrine. It remains the greatest Armored battle of the 2nd American Civil War, with over 1200 tanks on either side deployed.

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    Owing to the generous land border between the Pacific States of America and the Canadian Commonwealth, and the potential for profit, Canadian arms companies and the exiled British Royal Family approved extensive arms shipments to the fledging PSA military, in addition to training and advisors. Notably, PSA militias took quite well to the Canadian weapons, and the Boys Anti-tank rifle was exceptionally well regarded. It earned an excellent reputation for blunting AUS light tanks in the treacherous Rocky Mountains during the war, and even Weltkrieg era tanks and armored vehicles were a common sight in PSA troop formations, in particular the now Infamous A1E1 Independent. Effectively a glorified weapons bunker on treads, it’s main guns were able to delay AUS armored assaults readily, at least until the significantly improved M6A3 “Patriot” heavy tank was deployed, which was capable of marching the aging Landship designs quite well.
     
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  2. Dan-Dunwich Member

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    693C03E5-1702-4F23-BADF-D6711113FC93.jpeg D192A42F-D1FF-49E3-AA3B-DFE4F41A6B27.jpeg Kaiserreich: The Second Weltkrieg, July-September 1942.

    Months after the hard fought campaigns to defeat the remaining Third Internationale nations in the Western Hemisphere, namely Centroamerica and the Mexican State, it seemed the cause of Syndicalism across the world was destined for defeat. However in May of 1942, the world was shocked to see the mighty victors of the First Weltkrieg, the Reichspatte Coalition and the German Empire, formally surrendered to a combined offensive from the British Union and French Commune troops. With its government and remaining troops forced to retreat in shame to Mittleafrika, the once superpower would remain a colonial power only, as the Flag of the Commune of France flew over the shattered streets of Berlin. By July however, the beaten German government would formally ally itself with their former enemies, the Entente, aiding the war effort with machinery and crude goods.

    However, in the United States, war plans were being drawn. A stalemate was being waged in the Atlantic, with neither the International or the Entente gaining a decisive advantage. No invasion could be conceivably launched without a clear naval advantage, and the small American Navy was ill-equipped to turn the tide. At the suggestion of the Marine Corps and Fieldmarshal George Patton, it was decided an attrition and raiding campaign was best employed. In order to reach unopposed landings in Europe, a controversial plan was made. Naval invasions through the Pacific, undermining the great Pacific supply chains and its natural resources, and eventually, a land invasion starting in the friendly territories of the Ottoman Empire.

    But the first step of any such plan, was the springboard island of Hawaii, who had separated from the United States during the 2nd Civil War. The Marine Corps was first to mobilize, three divisions attempting an amphibious landing on the island of O’ahu, where much of the population and defenses of the Commune of Hawaii were centered. By early July however, it was obvious that any quick and decisive battle of O’ahu was a pipe dream. The defenders had over 4 years to organize and dig in, and even the heavy bombardment provided by the Dreadnought USS Huey Long and USS Lee could not quickly defeat the garrison. When any landing was made, the staging ground swiftly became a killing ground, with the defenders using hidden tunnels, snipers, and light artillery to batter the Marines. By the end of July, the Marines withdrew to reorganize and resupply, returning to San Francisco. This stunning defeat of the battle hardened and well equipped marines by a less experienced band of militia and deserters led to a major shift in tactics. It was decided, that no invasion of O’ahu would be attempted without securing the other three major islands, namely Maui, Hawaii, and Kau’a’i. Then, with a foothold secured, military engineers would dig in, ship in extensive supply stores, and build an airstrip, where additional aircraft could be flown in and stored for consistent attack against the enemy garrison. The veteran Pilots of the USAF would fly missions around the clock and destroy anything that seemed a threat. By late August, the first Army under General Devers had secured the islands of Maui and Hawaii, where the Marine Corps had secured the northern isle of Kaw’a’i. The Second Battle of Hawaii had begun by late August, with the First Army pushing from the Southeast and the Marine Corps from the Northwest.

    It was not until the early September until significant progress was made however. With over 14 thousand dead, wounded, or captured defenders, and 3 thousand GI casualties, most of the towns on the island had been secured. By September 28th, the defenders had dwindled to a few hundred spread to pockets all around the island. The formal surrender of the Commune of Hawaii was signed September 30th, 1942.
    Thus ended the Hawaiian Siege, and the Battle of the Hawaiian Islands began, with periodic raids from Australasian Union troops. By mid 1943, the islands be the target of sporadic fighting between the Australasians and the United States. Operation Jigsaw, the proposed plan to assault and take the Pacific, would be abandoned following Entente successful landings in Spain.

    Picture (Top) Men of the 1st Army conduct assault landings on Oahu following the passage of a storm that forced the defenders to hunker down over the night. An M7 Preacher self propelled artillery vehicle can be seen disembarking.
    (Bottom) American marines during the second amphibious landing attempt, which saw the newly deployed Attack/Armored Landing Vehicles, (A-ALVs, though affectionately names “Olives” by their marine crews.) Overhead, captured PSA warplanes were repainted and converted into USAF aircraft. These same aircraft would be stationed in the Hawaiian islands for patrol and island defense, serving to repel several attacks and raids by Australasian marines.
     
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    Kaiserreich lore: The Kawanishi Affair.

    On January 3rd, 1943, The USN radar station on Kiska Island in the Aleutian island chain detected an unidentified aircraft from the Southwest. The naval garrison there, a skeleton crew of less than 100 men and 6 short range Seagull floatplane fighters was placed on alert. The aircraft did not answer hails, and based on its trajectory, was expected to be some manner of Russian Republic aircraft on patrol and experiencing technical difficulties. Within an hour of detection, a Seagull was sent up to intercept the aircraft, followed shortly thereafter by another 2 Seagulls.

    When contact was lost with the lead interceptor after making visual contact with the unidentified aircraft, the distress signal was sent out from Kiska Island to nearby naval stations and the USS Benjamin Franklin, a Peacekeeper class escort destroyer. After the two airborne Seagull fighters made contact with the aircraft, they identified it as bearing Imperial Japanese markings, shortly before being fired upon. Both planes returned fire and suffered damage, one being forced to bail out over the frigid arctic waters. Scoring what seemed to be critical damage to the aircraft’s engines, Lt Baker reported it crashing into the waters and breaking apart on impact.

    The Empire of Japan declined to comment on the matter, and the initial aircraft sent to intercept was lost and its pilot never found, marking the first time the Japanese interceded on American territory since their white truce peace deal at the end of the Pan-Asian War. The choice was made in Washington DC to censor the story to the press, concerns that the incident was merely a result of bad luck and timing in the war, and fully intent on ensuring the already war-weary American population did not have to worry about potential war with the Japanese Empire.

    Pictures: The Imperial Japanese floatplane when first identified, and as it begins it’s crash into the frozen waters of the North Pacific.
     
  4. Viralworld Éirí Amach an Ghealach Donor

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    Colorized Photograph of General Lavr Kornilov (1870-1947), in full regalia, shortly before his death in exile. He was one of the last surviving active players in Post-Weltkrieg Russia and, after being driven out of the country by the Mensheviki majority in a 1936 Duma decree, he was forced to flee to Germany where he remained for 11 years. In Berlin, Kornilov wrote his memoirs, entitled simply Volunteers, and commented on German and Russian politics during and after the Second Weltkrieg - even going so far as to agitate for a military coup against the Russian Republic to be supported by German arms and money. Lavr Kornilov passed away peacefully in his Friedrichstadt apartment on June 28, 1947.

    [I made this picture using a colorized portrait of Kornilov and applied the age filter from FaceApp - I’m quite please with the results and I think it looks realistic, I’m interested in trying it out on other historical figures]
     
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    Btw if y’all got any questions for my lore posts feel free to ask away. Not sure I will be answer the full breadth of possible questions, but hey, I will try.
     
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    3D72F9FD-1BDA-4C4F-91D9-86BFEB8DEF1D.jpeg BDD72A78-1988-4E42-96DE-5192CA4A2074.jpeg Kaiserreich: 2nd Weltkrieg

    If the US Navy did anything very well during the early years of the WK2, it was submarine warfare. The innovative Balao class submarine, culminating in the final “Shark” model, was a wartime submariner’s wet dream, and a nightmare to engage. The final design boasted 6 forward firing torpedo tubes, extended range engines and batteries, room for its 80 man crew, and provisions to last extended combat patrols.

    Arguably, its finest moment came in the early Iberian Campaign. The French Communard navy, with its pride and joy, the Super-Dreadnought Liberté, was operating off the waters of old Portugal, steaming south to engage Entente vessels along the North African coast. At least, until it met USN Squadron Three.

    By the end of the ambush, six cruisers, four panzershiffe armored cruisers, the Liberté, and numerous support craft were burning and actively sinking. This battle was the first time M8A1 naval rocket battery was used in combat, quite against design, against warships. While shadowing the French fleet night, the USS Humphrey engaged the Liberté with an incendiary rocket broadside, intending to scour her deck with flames and mark the target for the rest of the squadron, while the USS Tornado scattered parachute flares and smokeshot with it’s own salvo.

    What followed was the surprise attack by the Tornado, Humphrey, Baton, Galveston, and Harlem on the French fleet that lasted roughly 2 hours.

    To say this was a major win for morale is a severe understatement, as the enormous Liberté was commissioned less than 3 months prior, and had never fired her enormous 18inch cannons in combat at that point.
     
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  7. Ismaili777 Well-Known Member

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    Time for a Weltkrieg III
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    Paramilitary uniforms of the Falangist "political soldiers," seized power from the Iberian Federation adopting a policy claiming the pre tense of "national syndicalism," yet in reality resembling the late Savinkovist russia.
    Many drew comparisons to Combat Squads, however much of the world observing believed the newly formed Iberian Hegemony wouldn't actually act of their urges.
    Yet in 1961, a mass invasion of Morocco occurred, quickly leading to the German aligned Kingdom falling apart. Nuclear Weapons purchased illegally from Britain (a totalist pariah) were used as a deference. Soon the Falangists would be begin to try and influence politics in Latin America and beyond...
     
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    Prince Edward of Canada, (later King Edward VIII), with his younger brother Albert, (later King William V), in Vancouver, 1927.
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    King Edward VIII of Canada and her dominions, Emperor of India, defender of the faith. King Edward was crowned king in 1936, the same year as the death of his father. After the victory of the National Populist Party of Canada in the Canadian elections of 1940, the Canadian leadership, including the King himself, sought closer ties with other National Populist nations, and aided the AUS in the US civil war. In 1939, after four years of a de facto war in Europe after Germany’s invasion of France in 1936, Russia would invade Poland, beginning the second Weltkreig. The Entente powers, including the former German ally of France, would join the side of Savinkov’s Russia. After the fall of Moscow to an Anglo-German combined force in the year of 1943, Canada would immediately surrender.
    The National Populist regime in Canada, headed by John Ross Taylor, was known for its cruelty towards French Canadians and indigenous peoples, with its attacks on French Canadians resulting in the resignation of party leader Adrien Arcand. Most French Canadians were generally housed in poor conditions and were taught to shun their culture, while native Canadians were stripped of their land rights. In 1944, King Edward abdicated due to pressure from the Central Powers, however, because of Germany’s fear of the Syndicalist domination of North America (almost all of the United States, from the Atlantic coast till the Midwest, was now under a Syndicalist regime), the throne was passed to his younger brother, Albert, who was crowned in 1944, at the age of 48, as William V of Canada, named after his cousin Wilhelm III of Germany.
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    King William V of Canada and her dominions, Emperor of India, and Defender of The Faith. Ruled as King of Canada and her dominions (with exception to India) from 1944 until his death in 1952, and ruled as Emperor of India from 1944 till the Dominion of India’s surrender to the Bharatiya Commune in 1945.
     
  9. Hindustani Person Ambiguously Brown

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    Why oh why would you do this to us?
     
  10. Dan-Dunwich Member

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    Well long story short my playthrough was completely lost due to fatal errors, so who knows if I will do this again
     
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    Jewish man in a Canadian internment camp, circa 1940. Jewish Canadians, along with French, German, Polish, Austrian, Turkish, Indian, and native Canadians were sent to internment camps during the Second Weltkrieg.
     
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  12. Hindustani Person Ambiguously Brown

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    Infamous Neo-Savinkovist Vladimir Zhirinovsky
     
  13. MadFrog Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry, but English is not my mother tongue, so I use the Google translator.

    It's impossible. I advise you to read the biography of people before writing about them.
    Zhirinovsky’s father lived in western Ukraine, near the city Rovno.
    In 1940, he was deported to Kazakhstan and it was there, from an accidental connection, that Vladimir was conceived.

    Seriously, with such an alternative story, the appearance of people who are live now, is rather small. And the fact that they will live a life close to the one that is now, even less.
     
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  14. Ismaili777 Well-Known Member

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    That is true but head canon can ignore butterflies when convent. In @Worffan101 (credit where its due) headcanon, Zhirinovsky is abducted by Natpop troops and indoctrinated. Yes it is fundamentally unlikely but its very convenient and also often semi satirical.
     
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    Ottoman military at prayer during the war with the triple coalition, during the invasion of Persia after securing isfahan.
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    Apologies. Just some crappy ASB
     
  17. terranova210486 Well-Known Member

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    Any movie posters?
     
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    "George Smith Patton Jr. (1885-1967) Was a United States Field Marshall, responsible for the creation of the unionist armoured corps in the civil war and one of the main american proponents of the "Lightining Warfare doctrine" based on the use of fast tank and motorized divisions with air support to break thourgh the enemy lines. During the civil war his greatest victory was breaking through the CSA lines in Ohio and reaching the greak lakes, thus dividing the CSA forces and collapsing their war effort in early 1938..."
    "... Presidency of Mexico (1941-1946)..." "...With the surrender of the last forces loyal to the totalitarian dictator Plutarco Elias Calles after the fall of Mexico in 1941, Patton was appointed by President Huey Pierce Long as the leader of the occupation forces in Mexico. His policies set the base for the modern mexican state and while controversial his efforts are praised especially on reversing the state atheistic policies of Plutarco Calles and leading the Mexican economical miracle, while also ending the conflict between the church and the state. While at the time he was considered a occupier, the Mexican government ceremonially recognized his time as the leader of the reconstruction authority as the mexican president as a tribute after his death in 1967..."

    OOC: I know this is not doable, but based on my game I think it would be interesting for Patton be for Mexico what MacArthur was for Japan.
     
  19. Earthallias Who TF keeps liking but not replying?

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    Question, if the civil war ends with the PSA (calling itself THE USA) and the USA calling a ceasefire, what do the text book maps look like? I'm assuming a PRC/RoC situation
     
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  20. Whiteshore Defender of Myrcella Baratheon

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    Well, it could be a West America/East America scenario?