India will have a massive boom of economic after the war, just the side if British infrastructure has to repair for the war. I think India will become a otl German in Asia .

Also, what’s about the Vietminh? I think with no support from foreigns, they’ll die quickly.
 
India will have a massive boom of economic after the war, just the side if British infrastructure has to repair for the war. I think India will become a otl German in Asia .

Also, what’s about the Vietminh? I think with no support from foreigns, they’ll die quickly.
Yeah India will be boosted by the British who will try to hold onto their Empire under Mosley as best as they can.

True without outside help and reinforces, as well as with Vietnam allready partly kind of independend as a Coprospist Kingdom the Vietminh lack the supplies, weapons and reinforcements they had OTL, meaning they will eventually fall and crumble, fade away in VIetnamese history as a strange but unimportant part sooner then later.
 
Chapter 723: War in Arctic and Antarctica
Chapter 723: War in Arctic and Antarctica

While many would argue that the Second Great War, while a Global Conflict and a World War was mainly fought in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Pacific, no one would deny that it was also fought in the Northern and Southern Polar regions. In the north this was mainly the Germans, the Norwegians and the Finnish on sides of the Axis Central Powers, as well as the Americans, the British and the Canadians on side of the Allies. The main engagements here in the frozen north were at first in the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea. There the Axis Central Power airplanes and ships stationed in Norway tried to intercept the Allies Northern Convoy Route trough the Barents Sea to the Soviet Union. Once the Imperial German Army and the Royal Finish Army had managed to conquer the Kola Peninsula and the Karelia Peninsula they completely blocked of this northern supply route, freeing some of the fighters, bombers, ship and submarines used to raid the Allied convoys and their escorts here and allowing them to be redirected into the Atlantic Ocean. The fight for the Arctic however continued, as German, Norwegian and Finnish forces landed in Svalbard (Spitzbergen), Iceland (Island, Eisland or Thule) and Greenland (Grünland) in a attempt to establish a base to observe the weather in a attempt to gain foresight of weather changes in the North Sea and Russia, so that they could plan their air, naval and land operations accordingly. As the Allies realized too how important these bases were for the Axis Central Power operations on the continent, they constantly scouted for these often well hidden small outposts to ensure they could destroy them and capture those German soldiers operating them. However overall this counter operations mainly cost much more finances, ships, airplanes and soldiers then it did for their Axis Central Powers counterparts, as often single Axis Central Powers submarines, transports, warships and planes brought in the crew and all operational equipment of these small outpost in a single or at least only few short transports.

The situation in Antarctica was rather different, as in 1938 Nazi German had organized the Third German Antarctica Expedition to preempt Norway's claim to Queen Maud Land. The expedition served as the basis for a new German claim, called New Swabia. A year later, the United States Antarctic Service Expedition established two bases, which operated for two years before being abandoned in 1941. Responding to these encroachments, and taking advantage of Europe's wartime turmoil, the nearby nations of Argentina and Chile started making their own claims in Antarctica. In 1940 Chile proclaimed the Chilean Antarctic Territory in areas already claimed by Britain, while Argentina proclaimed Argentine Antarctica in 1942 in an overlapping area. In response to the activities of Germany in the area, the Allies launched Operation Tabarin in 1943 with the objective to establish a permanent presence and assert Britain's claim to the Falkland Islands Dependencies as well as to deny use of the area for the submarines and warships of the German High Seas Fleet (Hochseeflotte) German, which was known to use remote islands as rendezvous points, while rumors about a secret German operation base in the area increased as well. There was also the fear that Japan might attempt to seize Madagascar and the Falkland Islands, to use them as bases against the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean. Because of this the Allies lanched a major Antarctica Operation, with the goal to establish bases on Deception Island, the coast of Graham Land, and at Hope Bay. The research begun by Operation Tabarin continued in subsequent years, ultimately becoming the American Antarctica Survey (until 1948) and the British Antarctica Survey (until 1956). In the postwar period, competition continued among Antarctica's claimant powers, as well as the German Empire and the Japanese Empire who started their own claims in the region once again to oppose the claims of other powers.
 
Chapter 724: New Imperial Japanese Submarines
Chapter 724: New Imperial Japanese Submarines

Based on earlier German and Italian ideas, and coming from the same simple idea that encouraged the Soviet Union and the United States of America to try out similar ideas for a so called merchant submarine, or transport submarine. Based on this early experiences and the starting losses of Japanese and Co-Prosperity Sphere transport ships lead to the Imperial Japanese High Command calling for their own transport submarine program so they could use them against Allied blockades of their outer island bases or to import strategic resources to the Japanese Home Islands. To do so they planned and tested various submarine projects themselves, like the Type 3 submergence transport vehicle (三式潜航輸送艇, San-Shiki Senkō Yusōtei) that was a class of transport submarines built for the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA). The IJA planned to build over 400 boats, however only 68 boats were completed until the end of war. The IJA called them Maru Yu (マルゆ) and they were planned to be able to transport 24 tons freight or 40 troops. Then there was the I-351-class submarine (伊三百五十一型潜水艦, I-san-byaku-go-jū-ichi-gata sensuikan) a class of tanker/transport submarines built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) during the Second Great War. The IJN called this type of submarine Senho type submarine (潜補型潜水艦, Sen-Ho-gata sensuikan). The type name, was shortened to Hokyū Sensuikan (補給潜水艦, Submarine Tanker). The IJN designed these submarines to support flying boats in forward areas. By the time the first submarine was finished, this capability was no longer needed that much, therefore all of them were converted into an oil tanker, or outright build as such. Four of these boats had been build and twelve additional submarines were planned, but had not been finished at the End of the Second Great War. The I-351-class submarines had been initially equipped to carry 365 long tons (371 t) of aviation gasoline, 11 long tons (11 t) of fresh water, and either sixty 550-pound (250 kg) bombs or 30 bombs and 15 aircraft torpedoes. Four of their torpedoes could be replaced by an equal number of reload torpedoes for the submarine, or other ships.



Then there was the Ha-101 class submarine (波百一型潜水艦, Ha-hyaku-ichi-gata Sensuikan) was a transport submarine built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). The IJN planned to build 40 boats, but only 20 vessels were completed by the end of the war. The IJN called these submarines Sen'yu-Shō type submarine (潜輸小型潜水艦, Sen-Yu-Ko-gata sensuikan). The type name, was shortened to Yusō Sensuikan Ko-gata (輸送潜水艦小型, Transport Submarine-Small Type). Several of these boats were converted to tankers or mother ships (so called submarine midget submarine carriers) for the Kō-hyōteki model D "Kōryū" (甲標的丁型 蛟龍) midget submarines. They were designed to carry 60 metric tons (59 long tons) of cargo. Then there was the I-361 class submarine (伊三百六十一型潜水艦, I-san-byaku-roku-jū-ichi-gata Sensuikan), also called Type-D submarine (丁型/潜丁型潜水艦, Tei-gata/Sen-Tei-gata sensuikan) or Sen'yu/Sen'yu-Dai type submarine (潜輸型/潜輸大型潜水艦, Sen'yu-gata/Sen'yu-Ōgata sensuikan) was a type of the 1st class submarine in the Imperial Japanese Navy serving during the Second Great War. The type name, was shortened to Yusō Sensuikan Ō-gata (輸送潜水艦大型, Transport Submarine-Large Type) and it was able to carry 60 metric tons (59 long tons).


The I-400-class submarine (伊四百型潜水艦, I-yon-hyaku-gata sensuikan) Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) submarines were the largest submarines of the Second Great War and remained the largest ever built until the construction of Japanese major troop and resource transport submarines nuclear ballistic missile submarines in the 1950ies and the 1960s. The IJN called this type of submarine Sentoku type submarine (潜特型潜水艦, Sen-Toku-gata sensuikan, Submarine Special). The type name was shortened to Toku-gata Sensuikan (特型潜水艦, Special Type Submarine). They were submarine aircraft carriers (similar to the submarine midget submarine carriers) able to carry three Aichi M6A Seiran aircraft underwater to their destinations. They were designed to surface, launch their planes, then quickly dive again before they were discovered, but they also carried torpedoes for close-range combat. The I-400 class was designed with the range to travel anywhere in the world and return. A fleet of 18 boats was planned in 1942, and work started on the first in January 1943 at the Kure, Hiroshima arsenal. Each of this submarines had 144 officers and men and 3 Aichi M6A1 Seiran sea-planes, but later versions would be modified increase these number to a total of six planes. Later historians would see the I-400 as the prototype of all later major Japanese submarine classes after the Second Great War, as based on it during the End of the Pacific War a new cargo submarines were planned with the capacity to carry 260 to 400 tons of solid cargo as well as other equipment like guns, artillery, airplanes and tanks.
 
Hey @CountofDooku, I came across this timeline and started looking at it, it looks interesting so far.

Just so I can get an idea of what's happened so far, considering there are 700+ chapters to go through, would it be possible to get a short rundown of whats happened ITTL since the PoD? and what the current date/year is? A spoilered answer would be appreciated. Thanks!
 
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These things can just bomb the East Coast and America doesn’t know what happens. But the sub hunters will immediately hunt them down, so that Idea to costly.
 
Hey @CountofDooku, I came across this timeline and started looking at it, it looks interesting so far.

Just so I can get an idea of what's happened so far, considering there are 700+ chapters to go through, would it be possible to get a short rundown of whats happened ITTL since the PoD? and what the current date/year is? A spoilered answer would be appreciated. Thanks!
Mostly Japan takes their idea for the Co-Prosperity Sphere (Asia for Asians) seriously, the German, Austrian and Turkish Monarchies have returned and try to undo what has been forced on them during the First Great War (WW1) and both fight the Allies and Soviets by now but do slightly better then OTL because of more troops, more allies or a better overall strategic situation because of some changed events TTL.
These things can just bomb the East Coast and America doesn’t know what happens. But the sub hunters will immediately hunt them down, so that Idea to costly.
Both is so very true. ^^
The Japanese had better not forget what a submarine is for, raiding sea lanes and sinking ships.
No they do so much, much more and they did OTL and they use more escorts and airplanes for ASW then OTL. ;)
 
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