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Second European War by lamnay Second European War by lamnay
1942, once again Europe is on the brink of war. France, defeated and disgraced twenty years before has risen again. Under the iron rule of Dictator Jacques Déat the Republic has united with Belgium, divided Switzerland with Mussolini and crushed the Royalists in Spain. Now the time has come to sweep away the old order, the decadent Germanic monarchies will fall, and the heirs of Rome will take their rightful place as rulers of Europe, if the Entente has it's way at least.

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...
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menapia Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
V interesting map and timeline, so in this one the Central Powers swing a win in the first world war and France is now Fascist. P.S how come Ireland is still part of the U.K or did we successfully get Home Rule. In OTL the Easter Rising and the War of Independence happened since extremists felt betrayed due to Home Rule being delayed by the First World.
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lamnay Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
It wasn't precisely the First World War, but it was very similar. The United Kingdom did not get involved in the Great War, as the Germans never invaded Belgium.

Ireland did get home rule and eventually became a Dominion. Everyone is equally upset, so it remains peaceful enough.
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

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. :o 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. :D


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. :) 

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lamnay Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Bulgaria were opportunists, they joined the Entente because they looked like they were winning and switched sides right at the end. The Albanians were pretty much Italian puppets with no real choice.

Sweden just didn't want to get involved. They were happy with neutrality and didn't want to risk the Russians invading Finland. Plus Denmark didn't last very long at all, Germany crushed them.

And I've made one post war map. The Netherlands get compensated for their involvement.
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Kraut007 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Looks very bleak for Germany and its allies.
They got colonies, which means no raw materials and no auxiliary forces.
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lamnay Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Not really, Germany managed to beat France without any help from it's colonies in the Second World War.

In this was the British eventually join the war to help the Germans, and the Russians stay neutral for most of it.
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Kraut007 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
True, but in WW II they didn't had Italy biting Germanys ankles and Spain to strengthen France back. And with Belgium in French possession there is not way for Germany to use the Manstein Plan.
However with British help there is a good chance for them.
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"The Italians biting Germanys ankles" xD I don't think there would be any German or Austrian worried about Italy. They were even beaten by the Greeks in WW2, the Germans had to help them, and they had crazy losses against Vichy France, which was incredibly weakened by the Germans already. No, Italy not gonna be a problem. xD
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lamnay Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
No but France had Britain to help, and Germany was dealing with invading the Low Countries and Scandinavia as well.

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.
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Kraut007 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
They got NO colonies, damn typing error.
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