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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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JormungandrWS Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
I imagine the Poles are as much a problem for the central powers, I assume they still have interest in the Polish parts of Austria and Germany, meanwhile Belarus, Ukraine, and Lithuania probably all have their own designs on the country. 
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lamnay Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Yep, pretty much.
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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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CrazyBioshockFan232 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Can I ask you where you get your maps?
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:iconlamnay:
lamnay Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Google Q-bam.
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kazi2000 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting scenario, very well detailed ! I like how Romania already has Transnistria (the big one, during Marshall Antonescu´s time).
Hope it wins the war and manages to free the other Romanian provinces :D
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lamnay Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Sadly no, even after Austria-Hungary collapses, they don't get Transylvania.
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kazi2000 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think they will :) Call it a hunch ...
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lamnay Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
No, they really don't.
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kazi2000 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That´s what YOU think !
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lamnay Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Indeed it is, and in my worlds that is what matters.
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kazi2000 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good point :)
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TeutonicKnight Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student
very interesting. i like the view of Livonia being united and Serbia actually cooperating with Austria-Hungary.
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lamnay Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Thanks, though it's not like the Serbs have much choice.
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TeutonicKnight Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student
probably, Austria-Hungary seemed rather forceful when it came to the Balkans
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CaccoXL Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
But wait, it's 1942 and Italy still hasn't completed her unity?
And Mussolini didn't wanted the island of Corsica, Nizza and the Savoy from France?
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lamnay Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
It's alternate history. No war between Austria and Italy, no opportunity for them to take their land.
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CaccoXL Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
I see.
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naturalbody Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
interesting scenario !
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lamnay Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Thanks for the fav.
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Spiritswriter123 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope the monarchs win...
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lamnay Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
There are Monarchs on both sides, but yes the Central Powers will win.
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Greater Netherlands afterward? In other words, will we also be refunded/compensated with some French territory? :D
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Did the Ottomans reform ?
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lamnay Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
They have slowly made changes, but it's not wildly different to 1910's Turkey.
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
So it's still pretty shitty, just hobbling along ?

Saddening, what with all the possibilities the money its oil could bring. Revitalization, industrialization, modernization....
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lamnay Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Oh I thought you meant political reforms. No, they are rolling in money.
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Is everyone happy ?
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lamnay Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Oh hell no. These are people we're talking about it, you can't please all of the people all of the time. You're lucky if you can keep everyone equally annoyed.

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.
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Armenians are never friggin happy.
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How surprising... :roll:
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lamnay Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Well they have a right to be at this time in this world at least.
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TomBombardier Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
I don't see the Danes attempting war against Germany, they had turned down the opportunity before and under more favorable chances. How did France manage to get all of Belgium without going to war with the Germans, Dutch, and British? On another note, I believe Maderia to be Portuguese and has their been an unofficial attempted invasion of the Channel Islands?
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lamnay Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Firstly, their government at the time was a bit nutty (I was going to make them a republic, but that's cliché, for me at least) so they allied themselves with the French and Italians. They less realistic ones assumed that with The Italians attacking from the South, French from the West and Russians from the East that they could capture the rest of Jutland while the Germans were busy. The realists expected to be able to hold on until the French arrived, and that as a reward the French would give them Jutland.

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?
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TomBombardier Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Figured the renmants of the Duchy of Normandy would be the first things the French went for.
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lamnay Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
They are more interested in Alsace-Lorraine and pushing the French border up the the Rhine. Britain didn't get involved in the first war, so there is less of a grudge and the UK is a good deal wealthier and more powerful.

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.
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TomBombardier Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
One last thing. Why is the Swiss German rump with the French and Italians instead of the Germans and Austrians? They at the point of the gun?
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lamnay Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
More or less. Their the evil German who conquered the French and Italians and forced them to be part of Switzerland, before Déat and Mussolini liberated them. So the propaganda says.
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TomBombardier Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Also, why is Bosnia not annexed here?
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Skull-Island-Master Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Does Austria-Hungary have a better military this time xD ?
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lamnay Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
It's military was always quite good, but yes it's better than was. When it comes to border defences they are unmatched.
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