With armies of millions of angry Frenchmen and Italians baying for blood, Germany can no longer rest on its laurels and has been rapidly rearming after an brief flirtation with disarmament.
In the Balkans, Serbia rankles. Her desires on Austrian territory forgotten after the Bulgarians and Albanians invaded in 1931. Romania, once an ally of the Central Powers has switched sides and is preparing to invade Transylvania.
Tensions between the Greeks and Turks are high, some in Greece see this as an opportunity to finally capture Istanbul, and others are wary fearing the Italians will sell them out for Turkish oil.
This time it seems unlikely Britain will be able to remain neutral as it did in the last war. Their age old ally Portugal under threat from Spain, and Déat has stated numerous times that England should be a French province.
The young Russian Republic and its fragile democracy made their intentions to remain neutral very clear, but extremists see this as an opportunity to end Belarusian and Ukrainian autonomy and to reclaim what the Central Powers took from them. They don't have enough on their side to win an election, but they might just manage a coup...
I don't really see point in Bulgari and Albania joining green tho. Seems like they already have all they wanted, except that Bulgaria would love to have Northern Dobrudja from Romania, but Romania is green as well. And if the Danes are joining in, wouldn't the Swedes see their chance and join on the yellow side? And I'm sure that after such an annexation of Belgium the Netherlands would love to join in. We have terrible forces on land, but our navy is good. Combined with the huge navy of Britain and the, I read, quite good navy of Germany, that would make up for quite some trouble for the French.
But I like the map a lot, I am very curious, will you make a map for the territorial changes as a result of this war? Maybe with a German Lorraine and Luxembourg, a bigger Switzerland and maybe an Austrian Venice? ^^ Would be very curious to see that.
They got colonies, which means no raw materials and no auxiliary forces.
In this was the British eventually join the war to help the Germans, and the Russians stay neutral for most of it.
However with British help there is a good chance for them.
Germany here controls the entire east. That's a lot of industry and strategic depth.
Portugal is also on their side, which means that the French and Spanish have to deal with them and their colonies.
Germany also has a much better fleet than they did in WWII, and France has a much worse one.
Hope it wins the war and manages to free the other Romanian provinces
And Mussolini didn't wanted the island of Corsica, Nizza and the Savoy from France?
Saddening, what with all the possibilities the money its oil could bring. Revitalization, industrialization, modernization....
In general the Turks and Kurds are happy, the Arabs vary widely with their satisfaction while the Armenian are miserable and fleeing to the sanity of Russia.
They got Belgium in circumstances similar to the Anschluss. The Germans were rather anti-war after the First European War they were not going to stand up for the odd Belgian who did not like being part of France. The UK was not interested either and the Netherlands did not have the power to stand up to France, even if they wanted to.
I made a mistake with Madeira, thanks for catching it.
And no, no invasion of the Channel Islands. Why do you ask?
The Frence will need severe victory disease before they think about that. When they reach Jutland and force the German fleet into the Baltic, then they will try for UK.