The New Order: Last Days of Europe - An Axis Victory Cold War Mod for HoIIV

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Looking over the latest dev diary, India seems to be a lot like Russia from Kaiserreich, in that the country starts off weak and will have to deal with countless unrest and internal chaos. But assuming that it manages to get pass those initial hurdles, will be a country with almost limitless potential to change the world for better or worst, depending on which ideology it supports.

When the game is released, I think that I will be playing as India in my second playthough after starting off with attempting to liberate England as the HMMLR. SocLib/MarkLib Indian superpower here we come! :)

Famine. The worst thing India could face, with its enormous population and ineffective agriculture. Now, luckily, this is just the prospect of famine. If you just deal with the three areas that need to be dealt with - the people, the climate and the trade, everything will be fine. India won’t face a famine, for India is str-


Wh-what? It was the damn Japanese lapdogs! They funded our scientists just to drain us of resources! We cannot continue this tree, if we continue, we will be just playing into Calcutta’s hands!... And I guess we’d also see a huge popularity drop, leading us to loss of confidence in the government, and potentially another crisis tree. But surely, surely we’ll be fine if we just don’t take any more focus

... You know, looking though that crisis/national focus tree, even if the news about a threat of a potential famine was spread by corrupted scientists in Bengal's pockets, all the preventative measures seems to be the type of thing that a developing country will really want to have implemented regardless. Take OTL China, for example, food security is such a big issue for the government that for the country's strategic food reserves, in addition to just grain, they also stockpiled pork and sugar in the event of an emergency, in order to prevent a catastrophic decline in the people's standard of living or worst, a famine that and destabilise the regime.

In a world that is as unstable and violent as the one in TNO, with a high likelihood of international trade being cut off when fighting between the superpower breakout, self sufficiency and a massive food reserve seems to be the type of thing that every country should be working towards regardless....

Let’s take a look at these, first, Pakistan.


Pakistan has been unruly for all of these past years. And now with the government’s continuous negligence of the issue, even after the turmoil of 1962-64, they demand immediate action.

India can pick between integration, autonomy and independence. The choices themselves are rather self-explanatory - but I just need to say that at least one of these can horribly backfire…

Ok, I am calling it right now: My guess is that the autonomy path will be the one that horribly backfires.

Similar to how in Kaiserreich, the only way to prevent the Indochinese revolt was by brutally suppressing the Vietnamese people, the same will apply here, with it being a deconstruction of the entire 'Compromise = Best outcome' trope that we can see a lot in political simulation games. By taking the middle road, you might ended up alienating both sides, as the Hindu nationalists accuse you of giving up too much, while the muslim separatists accuse you of giving them too little, ending up in a lot of unrest and even a potential civil war!

... That being said, if I am playing 'in-chararter' I will still end up picking the autonomy path in my first play-though anyway.

This is great, don’t you think? Actually radically reforming India in an idealistic image, with little -cough- corruption at all and a clear goal!

This is making me excited for this mod even more! So in addition of deconstructing the entire 'Nazi world conquest-wank' trope in AH stories, it will also be deconstructing the tendency for political simulators to show you exactly what will the outcome of your policy decisions end up being like... Since in the real world, there are such things as 'unintended consequences', and 'unexpected hurdles'.

India, as stated before, is a wildcard. It will attempt to play the governments of all big powers of the world, almost regardless of the ideology of the government.

The paths may appear quite linear, but in substance they are not, as the recipient can at any point decline further negotiations, sensing a form of scam, and block the rest of the path.

So, India will be adopting something similar to China's "Five Principles of Peaceful Co-existence" in OTL? With them playing the middle man/mediator between the various powers of the world, regardless of their ideologies, kind of like a mega-Singapore or Switzerland? That should be interesting!

In light of the Trump-Kim summit that took place recently at Singapore in OTL, will we end up seeing something like a high level summit between Emperor Hirohito and Fuhrer Boreman taking place in New Delhi if you managed to establish an abusive and co-dependent relationship mutual cooperation with both countries? :biggrin:


Once again, thank you very much for the exciting update!
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Development Diary XI: The Land of Wanderers

Welcome to another development diary of The New Order: Last Days of Europe. I’m Lead Russian Developer BigJohn, and today I’ll be taking you to a part of Asia outside of Japan’s sphere – forgotten by the world but still with some fight left in it: the Central Asian nations of Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Karakalpakstan, along with the seven forces vying for control of a shattered Kazakhstan. That’s quite a few nations, so let’s dive right in.

Central Asia

Let’s start with the southern -stans, minor players who won’t really be playable in of themselves, but will all have a role in the region and represent opportunities for a wily Japan/India/Iran/Kazakhstan/Russia player to expand their own influence in the region.


As German boots paraded through Leningrad, Moscow, and Voroshilovgrad and the politburo all but vanished in the mad rush over the Urals the Central Asian SSRs were quick to declare independence so as to avoid being consumed by the madness that was swallowing Russia.
But these new governments were uniformly weak and confused, struggling to find a new national identity and political system in the absence of the Soviet authority. In Turkmenistan, this confusion was put to an end by the Turkmen National Fascist Party – a fiercely authoritarian and anti-communist movement inspired by the European fascists that had conquered half the world.
While the military-backed fascist putsch did at first seem to put an end to Turkmenistan’s troubles, the new regime has since had problems of its own. Rebels still plot against Anaorazov’s rule, and within the TMFP itself a growing liberal movement has taken root – aiming to reform Turkmen fascism into something more moderate and to open Turkmenistan to the world economy.


While many of the Central Asians proved eager to shed the soviet system, Tajikistan stood true. Although the party leadership formally seceded to avoid German wrath, the truth is that Tajikistan’s government is still holding out for a new Soviet Union to rescue them from their hostile neighbors, from their poverty, and from their isolation since the war.
While maintaining the communist apparatus in spite of everything has proved popular with the party and what remains of the local Red Army, there are several rebel groups working to put an end to the outdated system – should no savior arise, Secretary Gafurov’s days in power are surely numbered.


When the Soviet Union ceased to be, a group of military men took power in Shymkent, hoping to avoid the descent into anarchy that was already spreading through Kazakhstan. For twenty years this military junta has done its best to keep Kyrgyzstan independent and neutral, something that has endeared it to some of its populace – but not all.
Many Kirgiz citizens are beginning to chafe under the heavy restrictions of martial law, some resent the generals’ reactionary bent, and there are Kirgiz that have yet to forgive their leaders for abandoning the Soviet Union in its hour of need. General Grishin just wants Kyrgyzstan to be left alone, but should another power not respect that wish he may not have the full support of his people in resisting.


Uzbekistan vacillated while their fellow SSRs declared independence. For a time, like Tajikistan, it seemed the Uzbeks would stay loyal soviet subjects even in their master’s absence. The blow that finally toppled the Uzbek government was the news that Karakalpakstan, a minority region of Uzbekistan since tsarist times, had declared its own independence first. The SSR was overthrown, and the new nationalist government launched a brief and ultimately failed war against the upstart rebels.
Since that embarrassing defeat, the Uzbek republic has grown harder. President-for-Life Qahhor has rolled back many of the reforms promised in the early days of independence, and still eyes Karakalpakstan with hungry eyes. With an increasingly angry opposition and a communist insurgency that hasn’t quite given up on restoring the SSR against him, Qahhor may feel pressured to launch a second war just to keep his enemies from uniting – especially if a foreign power takes interest in unseating Uzbekistan’s status quo.


Declaring independence from the Soviet Union (and from Uzbekistan) in the wake of the German invasion and fighting a victorious rallying war against Uzbekistan to secure it, Karakalpakstan has found itself in possession of the only functioning democracy in Central Asia when the dust settled.
Although this small nation cherishes its independence, and its newfound democratic traditions, their young republic lives under the shadow of a bitter and revanchist Uzbekistan. Should the Uzbeks launch another war to reclaim their former territory, the Karakalpaks may have to strike deals with another power to survive – even at the expense of their values.


Now that the minor players are out of the way we can move on to the real meat of the region – the seven factions struggling for control of a shattered Kazakhstan. For now the Kazakhs, like the western Russians, are kept down by a relentless German bombing campaign that destroys buildings and lives and makes holding together large regions all but impossible. But should the Luftwaffe become busy bombing itself? The powers that be in Asia could do well to pay attention to a Kazakhstan united under one flag, as for better or worse a new regime will attempt to claim its place in the region.

Kyzyl Orda

Holding the prewar Kazakh SSR’s capital and the majority of the surviving Kazakh Red Army, General Momyshuly would seem to have the best claim to leadership of Kazakhstan. And yet the Red territories contain not even a third of the Kazakh people and are surrounded on all sides by hostile forces. And in reality, outside of the cities of Kyzyl Orda and Alma-Ata Momyshuly’s territory is largely lawless – relentless bombing runs make it hard to maintain order over such a vast and sparsely populated land.

Once the bombings stop however, the Kazakh Red Army will have the chance its been waiting for to bring order back to its lands – and then go on the offensive. Reactionaries and traitors hold much of the Kazakh lands, but with the might of the Red Army and the indomitable will of the people at their backs nothing will stand in their way.

Should the Reds prove victorious over their many foes, the fighting will be far from over – Momyshuly’s next goal is nothing less than a restoration of the USSR itself. Following a short period of reconstruction and over the future of the Kazakh SSR they will once more go on the march, joining the Russian warlords in the battle for the future of Russia. Some of the other red factions may be amenable to alliance, and a Kazakh led USSR will have an easier time convincing the Motherland’s minorities they mean well, but it’ll be a long, difficult road to reunification…


The other military-run Kazakh faction, the city of Khromtau and a region of hinterland is under the control of another former Red Army officer – Colonel Nikolai Onoprienko. Seeing the failure of socialism in Kazakhstan, the rogue Colonel has forged his own ideology: “National Renewal”. Claiming to combine the best elements of capitalism, bolshevism, and fascism, this new ideology has few followers outside of the lands controlled by Onoprienko’s clique, but he is convinced that it is Kazakhstan’s only hope to recover from anarchy.

Onoprienko’s forces are professional, but not as numerous as their Red counterparts and so the Colonel will have to play his hand carefully and pick his targets well on the road to power – one misstep could doom Kazakhstan to stagnation under weak leadership.

Should the National Renewal forces prove victorious over all comers, Onoprienko will launch an ambitious campaign to drag Kazakhstan into the twentieth century – no matter the cost.

Finally, even with all of Kazakhstan and a brutal industrialization program, Onoprienko is aware that Kazakhstan will never be a world power on its own, and so the junta will search for friends among the nearby powers: India, Iran, even Germany and Japan. But surely this is just a naïve hope on the part of the junta, after all what could backwater Kazakhstan have to offer the great powers in the age of the atom?


Now for the first of the non-army states. Made up of a coalition of liberal nationalists, Pavlodar is led by famed historian and poet Sabit Mukanov, who since the February Revolution has worked to build a new Kazakh culture and a flourishing democracy. Since the fall of the USSR Mukanov has attracted a large and devoted following, and although they lack in professionalism, with only a few former Red Army units aligned to their movement, surely the righteousness of their cause will be sufficient to overcome all opposition.

Although Mukanov’s liberals would rather negotiate than fight, they know their enemies are unlikely to extend them the luxury and so have other means of evening the odds – being led by a poet has its advantages when urging the enemy’s people to rise up.

Once in power, Mukanov will set upon the process of building a new republic on Kazakh soil – something the old man will unfortunately not live to see. The young democracy will face opposition from within and without, but can blossom into a stronghold of liberty in a region long held under the thumb of despots and demagogues.

When the bombs fell and the soviets collapsed on each other the Red Army, consumed as it was by its own internal disputes, could only protect so much land. The northern reaches of Kazakhstan fell into complete chaos – petty bandits ruled as kings and everywhere sin and misrule were the order of the day. Nikolai Zabelkin was simply another bandit warlord, until one day his rivals captured him and sent him without supplies into the deserts. He returned a changed man. Claiming that God saved him from his fate, Zabelkin resolved to remake himself into an instrument of His will and to atone for his sins by bringing order to the land.

At the head of the Islamic Anti-Bandit Brigades, Zabelkin has restored peace and holy law to Kustmay, but much of Kazakhstan remains under the control of the wicked and the godless. Some may call his methods harsh, but surely a hard hand that brings order is better than the gentle one that leads to chaos? Soon the last of the bandits will be brought low, and God’s laws enforced across the realm.

A fundamentalist Kazakhstan will have no grandiose aims on spreading their faith by sword, simply in strengthening the Godly and ending the decadent within their borders. Thankfully none of Kazakhstan’s neighbors are violent warlords who view Central Asia as a rightful part of their domain, so this isolationism is likely to work just fine.


In ancient times the strongest warlord took the name “Khan” and the world trembled. Abu Dusukhambetov took that lesson to heart, and upon the ambitious bandit’s conquest of the city of Kokshetau he took the name “Abu Khan”, war chief of all Kazakhstan. The other factions do not respect this claim, but a true Khan does not win his empire by diplomacy but by glorious conquest!

Should the brazen warlord crown himself in Kyzyl Orda, Kazakhstan’s neighbors would do well to worry – a Khanate founded on unending conquest will not stop at its borders but begin to maraud across the region. The Central Asian countries will be trampled underfoot by the new Khan’s riders the weak Russian polities will learn why their forefathers feared the horde and even the German colonies will not be spared Abu Khan’s fury.
Such a campaign of terror is unlikely to end well for the self-crowned Khan, but who could be strong enough to challenge such a horde?


In an arid, desolate corner of Kazakhstan the most extreme demagogue has taken root. Viktor Boychenko, referred to only as “Supreme Leader” by his followers, has been hounded from one end of Kazakhstan to the other for his beliefs, but at last has found a stronghold from which he can liberate the Kazakh people from the true enemy: the Russians.

Although lacking the professional military units of the other factions, the Blueshirts of the Kazakh Dawn have fanaticism (and the backing of Turkmenistan’s fascist government) on their side. It will be a long and difficult struggle against largely superior foes, but from these humble origins an army to rival all comers may yet grow.

If the Kazakh Dawn Party does come to power, Kazakhstan will be for Kazakhs only – Russian settlers and parasites will be expelled, the insidious Bolsheviks will be uprooted, and the nation will be reborn under the guiding hand of the Supreme Leader. Should the Reich stand tall, a pure Kazakhstan will seek to align with them against the Russian menace.

If not, the Kazakh race is strong enough to defeat all who would oppose them!

Nowa Polska

All of Eastern Europe suffered greatly as the Nazis enacted their terrible New Order upon the conquered peoples, but none more so than Poland. Before the economic disaster of the 50s taught them the value of slave labor, Germany saw no place for the Polish people in the new Reich and so sent them by the hundreds of thousands East. In vast numbers they were exiled, with no food, no supplies, and nothing awaiting them but the frozen wastes of Siberia and the arid deserts of Kazakhstan, to die. Instead, they resolved to live. Under the leadership of resistance figure Marion Spychalski, the Polish diaspora coalesced in the western regions of Kazakhstan where they founded a New Poland beyond the German’s reach. This has, naturally, put them at odds with the local population – many of whom were displaced by the Polish refugees and the rest finding themselves a minority in their own homeland.

Unlike the other factions, Nowa Polska’s “National Salvation Council” does not aim to take over Kazakhstan, only to not have to abandon a second homeland in their lifetimes. Some of the other factions might be willing to negotiate – but the terms could prove too much to bear.

Should negotiations break down, or if the Kazakhs choose to simply invade rather than come to terms with the settlers, the exiles will be forced to fight to ensure their survival. If the Poles win this war, they will find themselves in a difficult situation – administering conquered lands they had no intent on taking and trying to maintain control over a country with less than 10% of the population. Some within the National Salvation Council believe in such an event the Poles should work to federate with the Kazakhs on their terms to avoid further strife – but others have come to believe that only direct rule over the Kazakhs can prevent that barbaric people from threatening Poland’s new homeland.

Thanks for reading! This diary was actually written in the distant past, as I’m currently out of the country, so I can’t really comment on the state of development (have we even announced Byzantium yet?). Instead I’ll turn it over to panzer for some final comments.

Panzer’s Notes
[Whatever Panzer/acting lead dev has to say about the state of the mod, probably ending with a hint to the next diary whatever that is]

oh fuck i was supposed to delete that uh hints fuck i dont know um fuck fuck fuck uh

Some leaks by Panzer in Discord.
UI upgrades and cultures:

Anti-Goering coup during the Anarchy:

And for dessert, Ultranat Russian flags:



Is there more then one ultranationalist Russian warlord or are those flags for different paths the one can take?
Devs said about only one warlord in Omsk (not revealed yet), and yes, those are different flags for one nation (though the second one may be scrapped in the release version).



I love how the devs used the concept art of Berlin's skyline from "Wolfenstein: TNO" as the image for Germania, and that the city is so important that it has it's own terrain modifier.

Will other major cities around the world such as London, New York, Tokyo, etc, have their own special flavour texts and modifiers as well?
I love how the devs used the concept art of Berlin's skyline from "Wolfenstein: TNO" as the image for Germania, and that the city is so important that it has it's own terrain modifier.

Will other major cities around the world such as London, New York, Tokyo, etc, have their own special flavour texts and modifiers as well?
One of the devs answered somewhere else that right now New York, SF, LA and their Japanese controlled ports have unique modifiers.
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