Well, even worse - half-Russian and half-English (well, English/German)...Nice update, @Kaiser Wilhelm the Tenth.
But I'm not so sure why Romania would join the central powers like you say in footnote 5.
King Ferdinand was very pro-Entente, and he married a Russian if I remember correctly.
Plus, allying with the cp's is kind of saying that "we don't care about Transylvania anymore". Kinda implausible, since that had been a big point of tension for ages.
I bet we'll see a German-Japanese rapprochement after the war.
With Japan giving back Qingdao and the islands in exchange for an anti-British alliance.
Will fix the typo. Thanks for spotting that."Nice" new update ... wee notion :
right spelling is "Operation Gericht" without the "h" you put in.
Oh, and ... in 1915 even to its end the food situation in Germany was far from what it was to the end of 1916. ... far better.
ITTL not to forget, that with Italy there's also another possible way of food imports as well as such imports from the balkans.
Thanks! Glad you like it.Good work.
Thanks! I tried to convey a "human" aspect to this ATL... nice to know I succeeded.Nice insight into how hard the war is on the civilian side of things. I know this is all OTL which only makes it more heartbreaking.
So Germany actually succeeds in Verdun this time? Poor France...or maybe I should say Commune of France as it seems to heading towards.
I wonder how reforms in the AH will go in the postwar environment? With the Danubian Federation form? Gotta say I'm curious.
Overall, nice TL!
Just finished reading and I have to say that I really like the POD of a German backed compromise between Italy and A-H. I wonder how the 1916 offensives will go as launching a battle of attrition along the Franco-Italian border will be very hard due to the terrain, but there are less available French forces to plug the gap in Verdun.
Thanks to both of you! I'm glad you like it thus far.Verdun as the masterstroke the Germans thought it'd be? That's gonna be awesome to read
Vot do you mean, nothing good can come of this? It is how ve will win ze war, ja?Given the French have had to divert men to the Italian front in 1915 and the Germans have not had to divert men there? Plus AH can divert men that went to the OTL Italian front against the Russians which reduces pressure on the Germans to divert men to the Eastern front. Yeah... nothing good can come from this.
That's basically right- defence but not attack. However, Joffre will have a rather, er, heavy-handed response which will basically pour gasoline on the fire.I assume the mutiny will still defend but refuse to attack? Which still lets them be isolated potentially.
I know, it's great. Got to love it.Also capturing a fort without firing a shot is just the type of event you would think is ASB but ends up happening during a war.
Much to the chagrin of Hindenburg and Ludendorff (who will have less of a reputation ITTL), both the general public and military historians ITTL regard Falkenhayn as a genius and a hero, who ended the slaughter of the First World War and made history.I do wonder how Falkenhayn will be perceived. This was very much a battle to grind and not capture but at the same time, I am unsure if the Germans had any better realistic options on the Western Front. Though now with the mutiny and stretched manpower they may very well be able to turn Verdun into a rupture point
Ooh, interesting! Thanks for requesting that- I'll see what I can do.I would like to see a chapter with the major nations on each side of their war reacting to how 1916 is going as well as what is happening on the Eastern Front (plus also are the Brits sending as many forces into Mesopatamia and Egypt as OTL or are they pulling more of them off to fill in the gaps of the French forces arrayed against Italy, not to mention the Egyptian Forces have to be worrying about Italian forces in Libya).
Indeed! For the record, Churchill will remain First Lord of the Admiralty for a longer time than OTL.edit-
Also looking back at Chapter 6, the take that Gallipoli would have knocked out the Ottomans is I guess ironic is the best word given what happened OTL but you can imagine the books and discussion all based on that happening