Your Personal TNO Headcanon?

For me:

Russia:
The Far East is united under Petlin's National Republic (Magadan). While the West is unified by KONR (Samara) under either Bunyachenko or Zykov. And well the Russia I envision is sort of an Authoritarian Democratic Republic under either Petlin or Zykov or an Autocratic Republic under Bunyachenko. Also with a Petlin-lead Russian National Republic, I envision Russia joining the OFN.

Also the KONR reclaim Onega and the Russian Territories owned by Finland.

Germany:
Bormann is victorious, nothing much happens although his collapse is inevitable due to his terminal illness and him being the only one who can really hold Germany together.

And a spark of miracle is negotiations regarding Poland's status following the Polish Uprising that saw the General Government overthrown ends in success. Thus the results see Poland being granted its right to maintain its sovereignty after years of Nazi rule albeit under German authority and oversight.

Italy:
Scorza leads Italy ensuring the survival of Italian Fascism and makes reforms allowing more rights for women (Reform), favouring the Young Fascists (Compromise + Reform) and favouring the Church albeit it's State over Church (Compromise). More reforms include giving equal rights and citizenship to Non-Italian subjects (Reform), reorganize the Secret Police (Compromise) and maintain a 1922 Model for the Fascist Party (Compromise).

As well for his economics he pursues Auturky. And he forms the Mediterranian Pact. In terms of his Colonial policy, in the Algerian Crisis he negotiate with Iberia allowing for the formation of the Algerian Mandate granting Algeria independence. With the Greek Uprising Scorza agrees to stand down and negotiate. Also with creative liberty, Scorza allows the victorious Nasser to maintain a hold on Egypt (Through negotiations with the Pan-Arabist and Ba'athists) .

America:
The United States is dominated by the R-D where the NPP are largely sidelined. Meanwhile Civil Rights is passed and LBJ works his magic with his Great Society Project. As well they are victorious in South Africa forcing a ceasefire favourable to the OFN.

Also through negotiations with the Japanese, the US regains Hawaii and the Treaty Ports securing more political victories for the R-Ds.

British Isles:
HMMLR is victorious and the NDL Party rules England joining the OFN and uniting the British Isles reforming the UK. England or rather the United Kingdom would be the OFN's foothold into Europe.

And while the NDL are at it, they pass numerous acts and reforms.

Asia:
Takagi takes over Japan and institutes Liberal reforms, but hope for reform is extinguished when he is overthrown by Kishi's Ultranationalists. And well with the Great Asian War looming on the horizon, depending on whose victorious could determine the fate of Kishi and Asia as a whole.

For China, Gao Zongwu is successful in his five modernizations, thus he bides his time to strike Japan and free China and ultimately Asia from the grip of Japanese Imperialism. That and Japan just had a coup where Kishi rules with brutal authority, where Gao fears what Kishi has in store.

Middle East:
For the Levant, the Italians are victorious in beating back the Turks and it is unified under Israel led by moderates who are either Irgun or ZRM.

Scorza negotiates and cooperates with the Pan-Arabist and Ba'athist Groups allowing for them to rise during the Oil Crisis, all while setting sights on the Saudis and the Wahhabis.

Meanwhile in the Gulf, Mattei empowers the Emirs thus allowing the formation of the United Arab Emirates. Thus Italy and ENI are granting the Gulf Protectorate independence.
 
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chankljp

Donor
For the Levant, the Italians are victorious in beating back the Turks and it is unified under Israel.
Which version of Israel do you see forming in the wake of the Italians leaving the Levant?

Italy:
As well for his economics he pursues Auturky.
Here is a fun idea I just came up with about a reformist Scorza's Italy... You know the famous Italian confectionery company, Ferrero, and their iconic heavy use of hazelnuts in their chocolate recipes (With Nutella being their most iconic example)? Well, all of this actually started in OTL in WW2, due to scarcity and rationing, with Pietro Ferrero using hazelnuts to stretch his limited supply of cocoa.

Well, if Scorza decides to continue the Autarky economic policy, consiering his government discourages the import of foreign goods, while investing heavily in the development of domestic Ersatz Goods so that the substitute will actually NOT be disgusting, gross, or shoddy.... I can see Scorza's government promoting Ferrero as a 'patriotic Italian company' that all good Italian citizens and loyal fascists should prefer. And with Italy's colonial empire, Ferrero chocolate can spread (Pun intended) all over the Middle East and North Africa the same way that the British introduced Cadbury chocolates throughout their colonies and Dominions... Perhaps with Nutella becoming the 'public face' of Scorza's own brand of reformist Italian fascism!
 

chankljp

Donor
The moderates under either Yisrael Galili or Menachim Begin.
I got to say, I will LOVE for there to be some sort of interaction between the Reich and state of Israel once the Levant starts to get some major content. Like... Considering that based on Nazi race theory, the Jews were seem as being incapable of having land and holding on their there own state... Yet here they are, holding onto their own country! How are they going to explain that in the context of their ideology?

Also.... In the event of a Goring victory and he conquers all the way to the Middle East.... What the hell will he be doing when the reach Israel? The level of fanatical resistance on the part o the IDF and kibbutz militias will make the SS look like a bunch of pacifists by comparison. And while I dread the idea of the Wehrmacht just having standing order to shoot eveyone in the entire region on sight.... The idea of the Israelis being the ones to break the back of the Reich will be quite epic and thematically fitting.
 
I got to say, I will LOVE for there to be some sort of interaction between the Reich and state of Israel once the Levant starts to get some major content. Like... Considering that based on Nazi race theory, the Jews were seem as being incapable of having land and holding on their there own state... Yet here they are, holding onto their own country! How are they going to explain that in the context of their ideology?

Also.... In the event of a Goring victory and he conquers all the way to the Middle East.... What the hell will he be doing when the reach Israel? The level of fanatical resistance on the part o the IDF and kibbutz militias will make the SS look like a bunch of pacifists by comparison. And while I dread the idea of the Wehrmacht just having standing order to shoot eveyone in the entire region on sight.... The idea of the Israelis being the ones to break the back of the Reich will be quite epic and thematically fitting.
I would like to see relations between Israel and Germany, albeit I can see it resemble relations between the US and North Korea. Germany being North Korea in this case, making propaganda that vilifies Israeli Jews who oppress the Palestinians and Arabs something reminiscent of North Korea's Anti-American Propaganda.

Plus many Nazis opposed Zionism, seeing a Jewish Nation as a front or a base for their supposed conspiracy of Jewish world domination.
 
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Germany
-Bormann victory
-His purges leave the Reich in such a state that there's no one competent left to take over when he dies of Lung Cancer, leading to a great deal of instability, coups and counter-coups
-The Great Game saw most nations aligning with Germany, save for France and Serbia, which aligned with Italy

Russia
-Regional Stage is Tukhachevsky, Omsk, Kemerovo, and Sablin. Rurik in Kemerovo makes Lydia his heir after Yurily falls from favor because of left wing unrest. Sablin generally goes LibSoc save for establishing ties with the OFN.
-Kemerovo stomps Sablin hard, with Sablin and his central committee fleeing to America, becoming popular with elements of the L-NPP
-Tukhachevsky vs Omsk is a much bloodier affair, lasting far longer than Kemerovo verus Sablin. Tukhachevsky wins eventually but his army is exhausted and short on manpower.
-Kemerovo takes advantage of this and strikes before Tukhachevsky can recover fully. Rurik reunites Russia, creating the Kingdom of Rus.
-Rurik II dies not long after. His daughter becoming Rogneda I
-Rogneda strikes at Germany when Bormann's on his death bed. The Liberation of Western Rus is a brutal affair, but the modern army of Rus is able to take firm advantage of the chaos in Germany, grabbing Moskowien, the Ukraine and Kaukasia in the peace treaties. (This leads to a series of coups in Germany)
- Rogneda cements her authority by making many of her loyal generals and particularly valorous officers and soldiers, members of the new noble class.
- The Kingdom of Rus is a strange country, Authoritarian with strong corporate interests, but also one with strong public services that's quite Egalitarian. With many top officials in the Government and military being women.
- Nowa Polska wins in Central Asia but is conquered by the Kingdom of Rus
-Rogneda shifts towards Japan but doesn't Join the Sphere

United States and the OFN
-Nixon veto'd the CRA.
-RFK had a strong showing but an unexpected early victory for the OFN in South Africa allowed Wallace Bennett to secure a narrow victory, though the NPP did still gain seats in the Senate.
-Bennett's failure to handle Civil Rights leads to more and more Republican Voters switching to the NPP-C. Combined with his failures in Indonesia, Bennett is defeated in 1968 by Harrington.
-Harrington's first two years are rocky due to his often radical reforms but victory in Iran and success in empowering the 'Other America' lead to him being re-elected in 1972. His presidency is successful but controversial, and 1976 is looking to be a tough fight for the NPP
-Harrington had to make compromises with NPP-FR to get some important bills past so the USA is more hardliner in it's stance against Japan.
- HMMLR is victorious in England, SLP wins the first election and the Commonwealth of England joins the OFN. Reunites Peacefully with SocDem Wales but the Military Government of Scotland has to be defeated in a War.
-Italy joins the OFN but they're unstable due to the Years of Lead
-Italy is lead by the Christian Democrats
-Kingdom of Norway Joins the OFN
-OFN generally shifts to the Left somewhat due to Harrington and the Commonwealth of Britain

Japan and the Co-Prosperity Sphere
-Takagi Sōkichi becomes Prime Minister, only very narrowly averting Kishi's coup because of the Dai Li Conspiracy. Despite nearly suffering a horrific fate, Takagi's reforms are quite successful and the Co-Prosperity Sphere is beginning to liberalize somewhat.
-Long Yun's Campaign devastates most of China. The odds of them winning against Japan in the Great Asian War are remote.

Others
-Iberia is just able to finish work on the Dam right before their economy hits hard times. These Economic troubles lead to the Iberia Divorce.
-Italy wins in the Levant, which Goes Communist afterwards
-Due to Bormann pouring a lot of funds and Materials into various Rebellions in the Middle East to mess with Italy. The United Arab States extends from Egypt to now Socialist Oman. Though the Ba'athists in Iraq were defeated
-Huttig left most of Africa a mess.
-Hitnagdut Movement won out in Madagascar. The Republic of Eretz Ashkenaz strengthened by Refugees from the Levant.

Basically this is all setting up for the Cold War going forward to be a somewhat more Liberal-Japan versus a more left leaning OFN. With Germany largely becoming Irrelevant because of Bormann's reign and getting blasted hard by the Kingdom of Rus.
 
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United States and the OFN
  • RFK wins; he is eventually assassinated, but there simply isn't enough time for Thurmond to roll back much of his legislation. John Glenn wins fairly comfortably, and despite fluctuating public support, puts a man on Mars in 1975. The NPP-FR and Yockeys will eventually split off into their own party, with most of their moderates drifting over to the R-Ds or NPP-C.
  • The US and OFN withdraw from South Africa after a long and inconclusive conflict. The Boers win, although their allies quickly fall apart, ending white-minority rule in most of Central Africa. In Madagascar, Emil Maurice fucks off at the first opportunity, and the Republic of Madagascar wins.
  • HMMLR win the Civil War, and Jellicoe wins the first election. Wales reunites with England, who eventually intervenes against Wimberley in Scotland. The reunited Kingdom of Great Britain, while a monarchy, has a significant left-wing element in it's politics, to the concern of some of it's OFN allies.
  • The Indonesian Civil War is short and victorious for the US, bringing them into the OFN too.
  • Democratic Italy joins the OFN.
The Greater German Reich and Friends
  • Bormann wins. The outlook for the 1970s, after he dies, is grim.
  • It remains unpleasant under the Black Sun.
  • Bormann crushes Poland.
  • Most of the old Axis fall into Italy's sphere.
  • Jeckeln wins in Ostland. It is as terrible as it sounds.
  • Donitz sits in Crimea.
  • Pyrmont is the King of Kaukasia.
  • Reichskommissariat Moskowien remains a thing, gazing worriedly east.
  • Life in France sucks.
  • Norway has reestablished independence, hoping that the rest of Europe is still too fucked to notice them. Given the nightmare the 1970s promise to be, it's a sound strategy.
Japan, India and China
  • Kishi happens. Nobody ever smiles in Japan again.
  • Japan wins the GAW.
  • India leans towards the OFN, but after Nehru dies, all bets are off. Political turmoil is still ongoing in the 1970s.
Russia
  • Taboritsky. jk
  • Yazov reunifies Russia, just to make 1970s Europe even happier.
Other
  • The Ba'athists lose.
  • The State of Israel is formed.
  • The Italian sphere in Africa collapses.
 
Combination from some games.

GERMANY & ZOLLVEREIN:
Speer wins and goes full reform. Wirtschaftswunder (thanks Erhard) turns Germany and the Zollverein in economic powerhouse. Germany needs to reconquer Muscovien twice, first from russian rebels, then from Schörner.
Germany wins Great Game except Hungary, but France collapse in civil war and stayed neutral after that.
1972 Go4 takes full controll. Koalition der Nationen founded.
Inside universe speculation: The Wirtschaftswunder helps to win over large part of the sceptical population. Still, most people are not complety convinced by the reform and economic downturn or foreign defeats may drove them back into the nazi camp. One group full on the side of the reformers are the young people.
The Wehrmacht of 1972 is a very effctive fighting force and dominated by reformers. This explains their fast and rather brutal take down of Schröders troops (15k death to 600k death).
The two wars destroyed most of the german colonisation in Muscovien. Great parts of the german public are feed up with Muscovien and the Go4 search for a solution for it.

USA & OFN
Nixon pass the Civil Right Act. LBJ defeats Wallace and gets reelected in 1968. Great Society. USA gets treaty ports back, but Japan keeps Hawaii. USA wins SAW. Mcgovern elected in 1972. Resistance wins in England. UK is restored and joins the OFN. Italy becomes a conservative democracy and joins OFN.
Inside univers speculation: The Oil crisis hurts the election chances of the R-D, for this the negations for the koalition der Nationen are rushed, to create a foreign policy success before the election. This helps Mcgovern to defeats the neo-conservative NPP-candidate, but the NPP gets the Senate.

RUSSIA
In the West Samara defeats the WRRF. Other winners are West Sibirian Republic (Yeltsin), Black Army and Holy Mandate.
In the end Yeltsin is in East and West the laughing third and founds the Russian Federative Republic.
Inside universe speculation: WRRF weaked itself by supporting a Red Army group during the uprising in Muscovien.

JAPAN & GEACPS
GEACPS loses Vietnam and Indonesia.
Takagi tries to reform, but get couped by Kishi and Order 44 happens.

OTHERS
Peacefull Iberian Divorce. Spain goes Opus Dei Marklib.
Impirial State wins iranian civil war.
Baathtist win in Iraq,
United Arab Republic formed, including Egypt, Levante, Syria, Ex-Saudiarabia and yemen.

POST-1972-SPECULATION:
The Oil-crisis will be the first big focus after 1972. It will need a combination of globalisation,digital revolution (NetzRam) and alternative energy investmenst to get rid of it.
The Go4 try to transform the PK Russia in an autonom puppet state. There are also secret negotions with Yeltsins Russia.
The second West Russian War will still happen, but with a reformist Germany and democratic Russia, it may possible be, that he ends in compromise, something like OTL Yom-Kippur-war. If it would be non-reformist Germany or a non-democratic Russia, it would be in any case a total war, ending with defeat for one side or nuclear war. This can still happen to the Go4 andYelstin, if they mess up the negoations. Still, if they get a compromise, Russia will get the PK and the Wolgastaat, but has to become part of the Zollverein. Brauchischstadts (renamed St. Petersburg) fate wil decided later.
In the USA there is in 1976 a chance ,that a Reagan-like NPP-candidate is a elected. In his first years he will serious rise the chance of a nuclear war, but in later years he may be helpfull.
The biggest thing will the GAW. It will be massive and took years. China, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam will be the core of the anti-japan alliance, India will join later. It will a huge risk that it will lead to nuclear war. With Kishi it will nearly always end in japanese collapse (that wont stop gamers from pulling an Endsieg and turning Asia into a hellhole).
The collapse could in worst case result in Japan been taken over ba aleftist regime, which will let the DSR llook like a Kindergarten.
At best Japan will become democratic and will slowly recover till 1982.
What comes now, is purly my idea. Autum the next year, after the end of the 2WRW, there should be a german superevent "Deutscher Herbst" (german autum). It would begin with a terrorattack on the Oktoberfest and will let to the final confrontation between the reformers and the nazis. If the Reformer win, they will drop Speer and will go full democratic. Schmidt will become Reichspräsident and maybe in 1982 Willy Brandt will have a chance to become chancellor. If the Nazis win, it will let to collapse of the Unity-pact, restart of the war with Russia and maybe an OFN-intervention.
If all this events are over, the final endgame for the great powers will be to bring down Burgund and give Himmler a karmic death.
 
OK, this isn't actually possible in-game (and it's not a complete picture), but it's a scenario I find fairly attractive.

Russia's regional unifiers are Vyatka (which goes ConDem), Omsk, the Siberian Black Army (coup failed), and Irkutsk. The Soviets in the Far East are crushed by the Siberian Black Army. but Tsar Vladimir ends up in a protracted war with the Black League. In late 1970, Omsk begins to push the Tsarists back, but that leaves them vulnerable when the SBA invades in early 1971. A ceasefire is established in late 1971, with the Siberian Free Territory east of the Urals and the West Russian Sovereignty in the west. Both recognize that the other side has popular support, and a war would not only be bloody, but be followed by a protracted occupation. However, their respective ideologies make peaceful unification impossible.

Into this crisis comes US President John Glenn. He hosts both the Siberian and Russian leaders in Sitka, Alaska, where they negotiate a treaty establishing two separate nations (if one can truly call the SFT a nation) with the Urals becoming a permanent border. Germany doesn't have to deal with anarchists on its borders, and the Russian-controlled areas of the former RK Moskowien are increasingly favorable towards joining the Russian Empire. Between this and the return of Hawaii, Glenn easily secures reelection in 1972.
 
Alright so my headcanon is basically a novel at this point so I’ll put down sections of it in multiple posts. Here’s part 1: Russia:

Two decades of fascist triumph. A decade of fascist prosperity. A decade of fascist stagnation. All of these now lead up to the inevitable:

Two decades of fascist collapse.

Russia


—West Russia: Great Marshal Voroshilov passed on in 1964. The ensuing leadership struggle ends with Georgy Zhukov, the People’s Marshal, as the undisputed commander of the Revolutionary Front. Their first expansion target is Komi, which goes through a series of weak governments in rapid succession until Svetlana Bukharina and an armed cadre take control of Syktyvkar. Seeing an opportunity, the WRRF offers to assume control of Komi and end the cycle of political violence that has gripped the republic; Bukharina’s government accepts, and Red Army reserves move in to combat banditry and reactionary militias. Vologda (+Kostroma) is next, and falls fairly quickly; the neutral generals manage a negotiated surrender in exchange for an end to their military careers. Gorky and its armored divisions rejoin the Front peacefully, though their ranks are divided between disillusioned veterans and patriotic young recruits. The war for Gayny is so short that it barely merits mention (I’d expect this to be the case with any unifier). Then the main event kicks off: Zhukov’s Red Army versus Vlasov’s collaborators, a showdown years in the making. While the Reds expanded up north, Samara had devoured Bashkiria, Tatarstan, and Vyatka, and would prove to be made of stern stuff indeed. For two and a half years, Red and Brown forces clashed over the southwest, with over 100,000 Russians dying on either side. In the end, though, the Front held key industrial and manpower advantages, to say nothing of the ex-Gorky tankers. Samara would fall in late 1967, the people they subjugated would be liberated, and the first elements of the renewed ASSR system would come together. With the fall of the depraved Nazi-worshipers of the Aryan Brotherhood and the liberation of their conquered lands, the West was Red once more, stronger than before—and this time, they did not intend to lose to the Reich.

—West Siberia: Kaganovich held on in Tyumen, defeating Rokossovsky’s clique, but he refrains from expanding for some time in case of an invasion by OMCK. Karbyshev dies, Yazov takes the helm, and anticlimactically loses control of it within a year. Tyumen moves in to strip the ultranationalists’ carcass, and then strikes north in early 1965. The small and sparsely-populated states of Yugra and Vorkuta fall quickly, and Zlatoust, trapped between emerging giants, agrees to subsume itself into the People’s Republic in exchange for trading privileges and autonomy. The Free Aviators follow a similar course, and are welcomed into the fold as heroes. Relations between the WSPR and WRRF are tense, due to ideological differences, and Kaganovich is skeptical of Zhukov’s increasingly libertarian bent, thanks to Ryzhkov. Negotiations would go on for two years, from 1967 to 1969, until Kaganovich’s hand was forced by geopolitical circumstances in the East...

—Far East: Yagoda’s fiefdom in Irkutsk, broken in half by rebellion and riddled with internal unrest, capitulates to the Buryatian government of the “Four Young Reds” in July of 1963. Yagoda himself is sentenced to twelve years hard labor, very grudgingly on the Buryatians’ part (many wanted to just shoot him). With their immediate area consolidated and the earliest Leninist reforms in place, the newborn people’s republic of optimists began to look outward. Naturally, their first targets (after peacefully integrating Aldan) were the tatters of the fascist-monarchist White Army to their east. Chita was first up, and proved to be more durable than first expected; the conflict went on long enough to overlap with the rise of Father Alexander Men in the Arctic. Nevertheless, Chita falls in mid-1964, and “Tsar” Mikhail is imprisoned pending deportation, something reliant on a port and a ship to put him on. Luckily, the next target had just that: Amur had defeated Magadan, and now held one of the largest harbors in the region, in addition to being diametrically opposed to the Sablinites. Rodzaevsky’s regime would hold out nearly until 1965, with the newly-formed Divine Mandate of Siberia attacking Kamchatka’s sailors in the meantime. When the last Nazi stronghold, the captured city of Magadan, was taken, Rodzaevsky was lynched by his own people, and at last, the legacy of Harbin had ended. Mikhail was finally sent back to Australia and barred from returning to Russia, something that he was not exactly broken up about. The timing of this victory could not have been better, as just two months later, the Father began his crusade to unite the Far East. Hastily training new infantry regiments to hold the new eastern line, Buryatia was at first unable to hold onto their northern territory. Their military hardships were compounded by a religious uprising behind the lines, which, while defeated quickly, was a significant temporary boon to the Mandate. After this point, the Buryat government began dealing with the rebellion issue the same way the dealt with almost everything: popular programs and reforms. Despite this light-handed approach to their problems, and accusations of liberal-capitalist sympathies, the Sablinite state remained remarkably stable for long periods (barring the revolt in 1965). Though it took months of reassurance and slow progress, the Mandate sympathizers were ultimately assuaged. In parallel, the army slowly pushed Men’s men back north, taking their small-town strongholds, until finally, in January of 1966, the Father sent his surrender. In a meeting with the Four Young Reds and their mentor Otto Braun, it was agreed that the old Mandate’s lands would be made into ASSRs based on the lands of the local native peoples, while Men himself would be tried and handed a relatively short sentence to hard labor. Almost immediately afterward, Yakutia’s liberal republic would be forcibly annexed and made into an SSR, completing Buryatia’s campaign to reunify their region into the Far Eastern Socialist Republic, declared in May of 1966. After another round of Leninist-Sablinist economic and political reforms, the new republic turned its eyes westward, arming up for a war in...

—Central Siberia: The Central Siberian Republic in Tomsk initiates its plan to bounce back from the dark days of division in 1964. Having spent 1962 and ‘63 dealing with the imminent death of President Pasternak, and then that event’s fallout, the now-Modernist republic first strikes at the generals who had betrayed them; at least, that was the plan. Novosibirsk was retaken easily, but Krasnoyarsk was locked in a war with the Mad King of Kemerovo, one that they lost before Tomsk could do anything. Worse, the Black Army to the east was preparing a strike against the Republic, which they carried out just as Tomsk declared war on Rurik’s fiefdom. With both opponents more durable than they seemed, the poets of Siberia geared up for a bloody conflict. Kemerovo fell first, in early 1965, but the anarchists proved more of a nuisance, having captured several cities of the CSR before the army could respond. Nevertheless, Tomsk’s numerical and industrial superiority won the day, and the Central Siberian Republic had expanded back to its old borders by June of ‘65. The triumph of liberalism in the region would not last, however; in late 1966, the Far Eastern SR’s westward offensive began, taking advantage of the military enlargement begun during the Mandate war. In April 1967, Lazar Kaganovich’s West Siberian SR struck eastward, catching the CSR off guard and abruptly halting what had been a successful defense in the East. This distraction allowed the Sablinites to finally make progress, assisted also by the exiled remnants of the Black Army (neither really likes the other, given the memories of the Civil War, but they both think the other one’s better than those dod derned liberal composers). Still, the Republic fights to the death; it would take until February 1968 for the two Red states to shatter Pasternak’s dream. This left them with a problem: each of them controlled large portions of Central Siberia, but neither had all of it. Relations between the WSPR and FESR were complicated for the same reasons as WRRF relations were, and neither backed down. It was also at this time that proper relations between the FESR and WRRF were established, worrying Kaganovich to no end. As Far East and Far West warmed to each other, the Center threatened to leave negotiations in 1969. It was Kaganovich’s advisors that salvaged things, however; those generals and officials who had not been shot for siding with Omsk or Sverdlovsk stated plainly that they would not fight or justify an unwinnable two-front war. Thus, the General Secretary finally caved to Zhukov’s demands, seeing him as more disciplined and closer to the old Union than the children from Ulan-Ude. After that, it was a somewhat smoother round of negotiations between the FESR and the WRRF, though there were multiple sticking points concerning political organization which had to be patched over by compromise until the Reich’s hypothetical defeat. In 1972, the fascists witnessed the unthinkable: the Soviet Union, once crushed beneath the genocidal boots of the Wehrmacht and fractured by its own internal contradictions, had returned with a new political paradigm—and a righteous vengeance.

The Red Tide was rising again, and it intended to drown the fascist world order once and for all.

—Southern Urals: Through it all, the commune of Orenburg remained just that, and managed to balance centralization with autonomy, and debate with efficiency. There would be no chairman, but the people working under a streamlined direct democracy. As well, Orenburg city became a haven for the oppressed and ostracized. It wasn’t a land of perfection by any means—poverty was still high, raids a constant concern, reactionary thought still common in the countryside—but for the first time, Orenburg was truly able to improve itself and maintain that improvement. Their neighbors, the former inmates of the Ural League, were slow to trust, but the threat of the mad scientist Lysenko and the barbarian Dirlewanger pushed them toward Orenburg as war loomed. This relationship would turn out to be mutually beneficial: Orenburg received military support, which its disorganized militias sorely needed, and the League received surplus food. When the petty tyrants of the south and east struck, they were ready, and shattered first the bandits, then the NKVD divisions over the course of 1965. When the Reds of Syktyvkar and Tyumen came knocking, Orenburg and the League were at first highly skeptical; when the WRRF annexed the WSPR, they grew even more so. The Southern Urals were the last place to return to the Union, in 1972, after six years of painstaking negotiations and stringent promises not to tread on the rights of the communes. Even as Russia prepares to liberate Eastern Europe, in Orenburg and Beloretsk, life goes on as it has for years, though with no bandit raids and more outside funding. This fact has provoked no shortage of resentment from other regions.

—Kazakhstan and Central Asia: The rump Kazakh SSR broke the conservative republic in Pavlodar fairly quickly, but faced stronger resistance from the Nazi State of Aktau. With all of their troops on that front, Kyzylorda was invaded from the north by an enlarged Kostanay, which had claimed Kokshetau previously. The struggle would carry on for four years, with small skirmishes and daring lunges into enemy territory on both sides, until arms and a few volunteers began trickling in from the WRRF. The western fascists fell first, then the Islamists of the north, and peace was secured by 1968. Now, however, came one final problem: Nowa Polska. Though Marian Spychalski was pro-Soviet, he had a less than stellar record dealing with his land’s native Kazakhs, something that irked Kyzylorda and brought friction between the two ostensible SSRs. Only the mediation of the revived WRRF brought some progress in the dispute, and Nowa Polska was effectively forced to join up due to its border with Nazi territory. Kyzylorda’s restored KSSR joined willingly.

To the south, against all logic, Karakalpakstan defeated the Uzbek fascists, becoming the new, democratic Uzbek government. They’re neutral for now. East of them, practically nothing has happened in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
 
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chankljp

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Alright so my headcanon is basically a novel at this point
Just wanted to say that I really love and appreciate the really detailed headcanon TLs such as yours. Thanks for taking the time into writing all of it down and sharing it with us!
 
Part 2:


Britain

—Edward VIII barely escaped his 1962 address with his life, thanks to Bill Alexander’s connections, David Stirling’s commando expertise, and young Griselda Chatham’s courage, luck, and throwing arm. After this first strike, Her Majesty’s Most Loyal Resistance began ramping up their operations across occupied England—propaganda, recruitment, even the formation of an entire underground, parallel society was not beyond their ability. Having secured their Northern base area, Auchinleck decided to approve Bill Alexander’s Southern Strategy, sending hardened cadres to London and its surrounds while slowly building up the Midlands. For two years, the collaborator regime lost its grip, their fear of another Seelöwe or a fall into “degeneracy” increasing by the day. Generals, Field Marshals, even Cornwall Garrison commander Franz Halder all fell to HMMLR’s silent war. When Germany went to war with itself, the tension was finally resolved: suspiciously well-equipped and well-trained partisans rose up in countless towns, cities, and villages from Newcastle to Sussex, beginning a war that would last eleven bloody months. Slowly, the collaborators’ armies were surrounded and eroded away, though they took plenty of partisans with them—almost 91,000. This couldn’t save them, however, and their final holdout in Truro was taken in March of 1965 (the war started in April ‘64). England, long a protectorate, was a free nation once again, and the long road to democracy and prosperity began. The collaborators were tried, some executed (including King Edward and Alec Douglas-Home), some exiled, some stripped of their positions and left to watch the world pass them by. Factories, roads, and houses were rebuilt, and the sweepers began to collect the iron harvest from devastated fields. The franchise was returned to every Englishman and woman in preparation for the first free election since the 1940s, and thus the provisional government stepped down and the campaigning began. After a few months, it was clear that the English populace had, in rejecting the far right, swung hard to the left, bringing the SLP to power. After quickly diving under the OFN’s nuclear umbrella, Harold Wilson and his moderates began the task of reforming not only British society, but his own party. The ultra-left was effectively reduced to a shadow of itself, drawing criticism from such countries as Cuba, and much later the Soviet Union, allowing the SLP began implementing their agenda. Reunification with Wales and Scotland also occurred during this time, though the two countries were given significant autonomy from London to get them on board. Over the course of the 60s, arms and funds are poured into the new Commonwealth, from America, Canada, and even South Africa, once they’ve stabilized a bit, and little by little, the ex-Royal, now Republican Air Force approaches something like its former glory. Britain stands, reunited, free, and ready to strike the Hun wherever they still cling to power—and more importantly, it no longer stands alone.
 
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As global tensions gradually cooled over the 1970s, the Breton black market shifted its focus from arms to luxuries. Eventually, Mordrel lost power to Delaporte. Rather than completely shut down the black market, Delaporte took it legit, establishing a state-owned trading company known as Ermine (with Ermine Arms, the state-owned arms manufacturer, as a subsidiary). Ultimately, Ermine becomes the TNO version of Amazon.
 
Part 3:


Germany and the Einheitspakt

—The Führer breathed his last in late 1963, plunging Germany first into a stalemate, then into unhinged brutality as Hitler’s heirs fight for the throne of the Reich. Initially, the war is mobile, with Göring taking significant territory from Bormann and some from Speer, while Bormann and Speer nearly wiped Heydrich off the map. In the end, though, the fronts became bogged down even in the SS territories of the west, and the war dragged on for a staggering five and a half years. Millions of Germans and innocent slaves perished in the fighting, entire mighty cities were laid low, and the torch of National-Sozialismus was reduced nearly to an ember. But, as they say, all good things come to an end; by early 1969, Göring’s men had lost much of their cohesion, their hopes for a short, victorious war long ago dashed. Speer’s reformists and Bormann’s conservatives raced east, trying to claim as much land as possible; in the end, Speer would claim the most of Göring’s territory. His men now had to contend with a much larger front line, but the last great push had left the stodgy Bormannites overextended, or at least more so than the reformists. The last victory won by the conservatives was the final defeat of Heydrich’s SS; Speer’s last push southeast ensured that Bormann would join his foe in death. With all of his rivals in shallow graves, Albert Speer was now the undisputed ruler of Germany... or what was left of it. Deutschland itself was in tatters; Poland, Norway, Serbia, and all the East had either declared independence, reorganized completely, or been taken over by vengeful partisans; and of course the Soviet Union was slowly but surely being put back together. Despite these circumstances, Speer’s early rule seemed to be a genuine improvement: reconstruction continued apace, political restrictions were loosened ever so gradually, and the protests that had rocked the Reich for so long had dissipated. By 1972, the refoundation of the USSR, much of Eastern Europe had been reoccupied in theory, but in fact most of it was controlled by rebellious slaves. It was at this point that Speer’s attitude made an about-face: he ordered General Schörner in Moskowien to crush the rebellious untermenschen with all his might, and arrested thousands of reformist activists, including several of his own cabinet members, in just a few days. As Eastern Europe was drowned under an ocean of blood and dark clouds gathered over Germania once more, Speer’s true opportunistic nature was revealed. Far from intimidating the Reich’s enemies, however, this display of depravity (and the stories about it from refugees in Russia) only strengthened the resolve of the Nazis’ foes, and would pave the way for the Second West Russian War... and other operations, when the time came.

As of 1978, Germany is once more embroiled in the Ostkrieg, with the Soviets blasting through Moskowien’s lines and menacing Poland, Ostland, and Ukraine with airstrikes. To their west, Burgundy is no longer the shield it once was...

—Burgundy: The Schattenstaat not only managed to survive the chaos in 1960s Europe, but thrived in it. Their opportunistic war on France saw Himmler’s realm grow by a third, and the SS-Führer was able to bring the Charlemagne and Walloon legions under ever tighter control. The bunker program began with few hitches, and an extensive residential complex was built beneath the Alps, waiting for the day of the final Nazi genocide. All that said, things weren’t so good on the foreign front. Nearly all of the targets for Burgundian infiltration were defeated despite their assistance: Heydrich never truly managed to build a power base in the GCW; Hüttig lost the South African War and his Reichsstaat collapsed like a house of cards; and the few Russian endeavors went almost nowhere. Undeterred, fortification efforts continued as the years wore on, along with “Aryanization” measures on the conquered French lands. Even these safe investments were based upon a single risky assumption, however: that Himmler would live long enough to see Burgundy through doomsday. As it turned out, that was not the case. The old tyrant died in 1978, during the Second West Russian War, and the Ordensstaat Burgund died with him. In its place arose a patchwork of SS officer fiefdoms, nationalist movements, and most of all, resistance-controlled free territories. This last category received ample aid from the United States and the OFN, made much easier by the fall of the Schattenstaat. Fighting continues in this region, with the SS remnants fighting like the devil himself to stave off their inevitable demise at the hands of the Free World.


—Brittany: Newly expanded into French land and consistently wealthy thanks to the black market, which newly-minted Breton President Delaporte is investing into his people. The Doorway to Europe is trying to open itself to the OFN, but the OFN is somewhat slow to trust. Still, in the event of an invasion of France, a Breton foothold would be invaluable...

By 1978, Brittany has maintained its black market arms trade, to massive benefit, and has even cleaned up its act in some areas... somewhat. They’ve sent three formal requests to join the OFN, but have been rejected so far; the new American president who took office last year might persuade their allies, however.

—Kaukasien: Waldeck-Pyrmont’s hellish regime over the Caucasus Mountains collapsed within weeks of its leader’s death, with the former Reichskommissariat splintering into several democratic and one fascist nation. Reformist/left-liberal Adygea was the most successful of the democrats, and spearheaded an invasion of Legionary Georgia in 1969, finally destroying the last vestiges of fascism in the region. As of 1972, the USSR is interested in regaining the Caucasian lands by reason or force, especially due to Azerbaijan’s vast oil reserves, a potential critical asset in the war of vengeance and liberation against the Reich. As of 1978, the Eastern Caucasus has fallen under their control, but the Adygean-led west is still independent due to the USSR being distracted.

—Moskowien and Ukraine: Siegfried Kasche died mere weeks into the German Civil War, and his colleague in Ukraine suffered a similar fate. Germany’s easternmost conquest was swiftly divided by its emergency council into two new puppet states: the German Sovereign Zone, covering the areas settled under Generalplan Ost and several major cities; and the Moscow Autonomy, encompassing rural and Russian-majority areas of Moskowien. This state of affairs persisted until the end of the Civil War, when General Ferdinand Schörner was sent to reclaim the East with fire, blood, and steel. Moskowien became a military protectorate, more oppressive than ever before, and was the base of operations for the massacre of Armeeverband Freies Europa in 1972-73. Their greatest threat is, of course, the Soviet Union, whose rage grows by the hour. To the south, Ukraine became a democratic republic for a time, before it too was smashed by Schörner.

As of 1978, Moskowien is dying. Though they have made the reds pay for every inch of ground, Schörner’s men are withering away from partisan raids, slave revolts, and desertion as well as the usual wartime attrition. Currently, the largest battle is being fought in the city that was once Leningrad, and which, should current trends continue, will be so again.

—Ostland: The mind-bending six-sided Ostland civil war saw some of the most brutal fighting in the entire German conflict. Liberals, Burgundian-style SS, diehard Nazis, Belarusian collaborators, wrathful partisans, and the RK government competed for the relatively small region for three years. In the end, against all odds, Abba Kovner’s brutal guerrilla tactics managed to bring down the other contenders. Soon, Ostland will be truly free. Soon, Nakam can begin.

At least, that was the plan.

In the end, the United Partisans were doomed so long as there was even a small chance of Germany reunifying. When that happened, five years of local revenge killings came to a bloody end. While some partisans managed to escape to Sweden, Norway, or the WRRF, most, including Abba Kovner, fought a doomed last stand in a heavily-fortified section of Vilnius, crushed between Schörner’s fanatics and Germany’s vengeful armies. All who fought in that Masada would perish, from enemy action or from the detonation of a few tons of demolition charges. For now, German rule over Ostland is restored, but that is still not set in stone.

As of 1978, Ostland simmers once again, with even former collaborators chafing under direct German rule, and rumors of partisan leaders who escaped the 1972 cleansing striking worry and fear into garrison commanders. Most of these rumors are false—especially those that claim that Abba Kovner survived and is building a pro-Soviet spy network—but the Nazis don’t need to know that.

—Norway: Democratic. The Nasjonal Samling was driven from the country, and Norway is making overtures to the OFN. Britain and America have sent advisors and supplies.
 
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