How Germany ends up after the events of War of the Worlds II.
Germany is a major world power with the world's third largest economy and the fifth largest military expenditure. Germany has a Dominant-party system, with politics utterly dominated by the National Union. Only the Centre Party, German National People's Party and Natural Party have any significant national support, and even so at it's lowest point the National Union had control of 82% of the seats and has dominated Germany since Georg Franke's rise to power in 1933.
Georg Franke was as instrumental in shaping modern Germany as Bismark was in creating the German Empire. Unhappy with Germany's loss of the Great War, in 1918 he vowed to make Germany great again, founding the National Union in 1919.
With the rise of Mussolini, Georg Franke came to see Fascism as a way to protect Germany from Communism and to unite Germany. Unlike Mussolini, Franke saw Fascism as a means to an end and never embraced it fully. With Martians and Soviets to worry about both men had worked together and achieved much, but after the war cracks started to show. Franke had always preferred to use peaceful methods of strengthening his nation when possible, negotiating with France and the UK to return Togoland, Tanganyika and Cameroon and exchanging large areas of conquered USSR to Poland for the return of Posen and Silesia.
Privately he disapproved of the conquest of Abyssinia and in 1956 when Mussolini proposed dividing Kenya and Uganda between them Franke had decided enough was enough and warned the UK about a possible attack. Mussolini was shocked at this betrayal and withdrew from the Pact of Iron along with Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Serbia, San Marino, Bulgaria and Romania. Not having to worry about the Tyrol issue anymore and with new friends across the North Sea, Franke annexed Austria after holding a plebiscite.
As well as mainland Germany the Reich also includes several external territoires, some carved out of the USSR. Leningrad was almost completely destroyed after a long siege ending with it being atom bombed. It was was rebuilt as Saint Petersberg and resettled mostly by Baltic Germans, Kola Bay too was annexed to create a German Gibraltar or Singapore in the North. Sevastopol and the surrounding area was also annexed to allow Germany to control the Black Sea and give the Reichsmarine easy access to the Mediterranean.
The Volga German ASSR was also annexed and renamed Volgaland, and has become one of the main bases for Germany's strategic bombers and also plays host to several Fallschirmjäger divisions, ready to respond to any territorial disputes in the Caucasus.
Far the the south are the German protectorates in Africa, unlike other colonial powers, there has been little German settlement in Africa, with the total African German population being only 1.2 million.
Polish desires for colonies, as payment for protecting the West from Communism (twice) and Poland believing it deserved a share of former German colonies, as it controlled lands formerly part of the German empire, was left unfulfilled, though Germany did allow and encourage Polish settlement of Tanganyika, with Poles becoming the second largest group of Europeans in the country, over 16,000 by 2011, far more than Anglo-Africans.
The Protectorates themselves are for the most part autonomous, and since 1965 all but one Chancellor and two Governors of the protectorates have been native Africans.
Many Germans have emigrated elsewhere in the world. After the war South America was left devastated, and Argentina invited Germans to resettle the Patagonia. South of the Rio Negro almost the entire population is German in origin and Argentina has been a staunch supporter of Germany.
Germany also has several other territories including one in Antarctica, though attempts in the 80's to establish a colony were unsuccessful, though Franz Josef Land has a population of almost 3000 permanent residents, a mix of Greenlandic and Siberian Inuit invited to settle the territory in the 50's along with some Russians and Germans.
Germany also have significant presence in space, with large Lunar bases including the vast Kepler radio telescope. Germany is also has several research bases on Venus that are slowly growing into colonies in their own right. Braun, the largest German city on Venus, has a population of 1,245 Germans, 183 Hungarians, 104 Poles, 60 Finns, 57 Greeks, 12 Spaniards and around 3,000 native Venusians.
After the 1970's when the old Dictators started to die and their regimes liberalize, relations have since warmed with the Italiosphere but tensions remain, especially with Syria, Egypt and Iraq because of German support for Turkey, Israel and Iran. German relations with the other Great powers, China, Japan, the UK, France, India and the USA are for the most part cordial, though many Germans still long for Alsace-Lorraine and this has caused tensions with France.
German Irredentism was always been a problem, Franke said about it "I have brought back Posen, Tanganyika, Togo and Kamerun, I have defeated Bolshevism and achieved hegemony over all of central Europe as Bismark intended. The German flag flies proudly over the Volga river, there are German outposts from the Arctic to Antarctica and still the nationalists cry out 'Oh what of Memel? What of the Sudetenland? When will you save Alsace-Lorraine?' I could conquer the stars and it would not be enough."