It would probably be a Germanocentric version of this where a whole alternate chronology of history is created to indoctinate all of Germany into beleving the Nazi ideology:It would be like restructuring the entire history or its culture that will fit their rhetoric
Almost did if Mussolini died a little later, Graziani died just a few weeks after the coup. Blame the Italian Nuclear program, apparently this curse is the cause of death of two leaders, which is not a lot but too convenient to be just a coincidence.Great chapter, and boy the last 4 paragraphs made me tense. I really thought Umberto was gonna win.
A certain future chapter will explain why he thought he had a shot, but Umberto believed the army would unconditionally stand by him as he was the First Marshal of the Empire, a title only him and the Duce can hold and there was no Duce at the time.Stupid Umberto. How can he act so foolishly? As the Emperor he was virtually untouchable and he used half his brain and remained on the good side of Mussolini, he would have had a lot of power to influence the succession. He could have secured the loyalty of the Army.
Stupid Ciano. He still believed that he had a shot. He could have led to Grandi winning and it would have been good for him, Grandi and Umberto.
What would have happened if Rudolfo Graziani had joined the Messe government?
What would have happened if Italo Balbo's plane did not crash?
Giorgio Almirante seems to be a pragmatic man. What would be the policies of his Italian Social Republic? especially towards the remaining Balkan monarchies.
Has Edward XIII had a child yet or is Elizabeth his heir?A certain future chapter will explain why he thought he had a shot, but Umberto believed the army would unconditionally stand by him as he was the First Marshal of the Empire, a title only him and the Duce can hold and there was no Duce at the time.
Ciano used to be the top dog inside the party, its hard to let go of that arrogance, it was still unlikely that Grandi would have won once the news that Messe was made Prime Minister reached the council.
Graziani, if he had died, joined, or simply gone back to sleep, could have prevented the counter coup against Umberto. He was the most respected Marshal and Chief of Staff, he held a strong sway over Army units which did not know which side they were supposed to pick.
Had Balbo's plane not crashed then he would have been present at the council and Grandi's power play would not have even started, Balbo had far more support in the army, people, air force and in the party than the other contestants. If Umberto still went ahead to strike the council that night then the Fascists would have been able to rally support faster and maybe even provoke a stronger popular reaction. Umberto II is not a prestigious and relatively popular War Hero like his father was.
Almirante was considered a radical for the standards of our world, in here he is a moderate due to the Overton window. He would not oppose the Monarchy in Bulgaria or Croatia, as they are pro-Italian in general. Although only God knows how long a man speaking of fighting corruption can last in Italy.
Part of the Reich, including Calais.What is the status of Belgium and the Netherlands?
Edward VIII married and has a young prince to take his place.Has Edward XIII had a child yet or is Elizabeth his heir?
Technically he does but it would be controversial as much of the parliament would oppose the move. Unless there were certain extreme circumstances and the support of the Army and the House of Lords to back the King...The UK monarch doesn't have any power. Though I can see king Eddie doing something stupid that might put the British monarchy in jeopardy.