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Osterreichisch-Ungarische-Illyrien Monarchie
The main POD is a German victory in the first battle of the Marne, and a consequent withdrawal of France from the war. This allowed a focus on the eastern front leading to a CP victory in the war. Italy was kept out of the war by A-H succeeding the Trento region.

After the defeat of Russia several new states were created, those on the map being Poland, Belarus and the Ukraine. Romania also gained Bessarabia due to its joining the CP against Russia. A-H also gained control over the Caucasus region as its sphere of influence, which played into its use of population transfers.

Both Greece and Bulgaria got caught up in the collapse of the Ottoman Empire with Territorial gains. Greece gained control over southern Thrace as well as large stretches of the Anatolian coast line. Bulgaria (which did not join the CP) agreed to give Greece its land on the Aegean Sea in exchange for northern Thrace and free access through the Straits for its shipping and navy guaranteed by Germany.

A-H also found itself forced to give Poland (under a personal union with Prussia) Galicia. It also gifted Romania Bukovina given its untenable position as A-H only possession beyond the Carpathian Mountains. The Germans and Ukrainians of Bukovina were moved to the new Caucasus state. In their place around 450.000 Romanians were moved from Hungary to the region.

Of particular concern to Germany was that the Austrian portion of the monarchy needed to continue to dominate the triple monarchy. Therefore it “suggested” serval ideas to reforming the monarchy.

Firstly Hungary gave the three counties of Moson, Sopron and Vas and the city of Pressburg to Austria as the duchy of Vierburgenland. It also ended its personal union over Croatia and Slavonia and its control over Illyrian Banat to the new state of Illyria. In terms of demographics Hungary changed substantially, due to loss of land as well as attempts at population transfers. Previously Hungarians had made up only 48% of the population but now totalled 66% of the population. The entire Romanian populations of the counties Bihar and Kolozs (around 450.000 people) were relocated to Bukovina. In their place the approximately 450.000 Hungarians of Vierburganland were settled in the region. This also cut the Romanian portions of Transylvania in two and connected the Székely Land to the main region of Hungarian speakers. The capital of Transylvania (Klausenburg) also became an almost entirely Hungarian speaking city. The 2 million strong German populations were also moved back to the Austrian portion of the monarchy, the empty land was typically then populated by surrounding ethnicities apart from the regions of Hungarian Banat and the German speaking regions south of the Székely Land. This land was reserved for Hungarian soldiers and their families as a reward for their service in the war. As a whole the Hungarian monarchy opposed the territorial concessions it had to make, however it has used it as an opportunity to further Magyarize the population. It is also very clearly plays the role of second fiddle to the Austrian portion of the monarchy.

As for Illyria it was made up of Croatia and Slavonia, Dalmatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Illyrian Banat, Montenegro and Albania. A-H was given the territories of Serbia, Albania and Montenegro as compensation for the loss of Galicia and Bukanovia. Sarajevo was made the capital as it was seen as the best location to balance the interests of the Serbians and Croatians. Albania and Macedonia were turned into an autonomous region, much like Galicia, given the particularly stark linguistic and cultural difference of the region to the rest of Illyria. The language of Serbo-Croatian was also officially termed Illyrian. The use of Cyrillic script was also banned and Latin script is used for all official purposes. The Croats tend to dominate the state, but are under pressure from Vienna to put aside past differences and embrace their new Illyrian identity. The Serbs are not happy with the situation but there is not much they can do about it, other than wait until they can attempt to gain the dominate position in Illyria. On the other hand the Albanians are happy to be part of a greater Albania, albeit under Austrian leadership. The Macedonians are as they always have been, under someone else’s control and not happy about it. As for its position of power in the monarchy it is very much the more junior of the three.

For the Austrian third of the monarchy, things are looking good. The influence of Germany and the victory of the Great War has led to its position as head honcho in the monarchy being nigh upon unquestionable, despite its loss of Galicia, Bukanovia and Southern Tirol. Demographically it has embraced resettlement policies to the Caucasus. The resettlements of around 2 million Germans from Hungary were distributed as follows. Firstly 700.000 were settled in Vierburgenland. Second the 400.000 Germans were settled in Austrian Silesia. 500.000 Germans were settled in the place of the Italians and Illyrians in Küstenland. A further 200.000 were settled in southern Steiermark and the final 200.000 were settled in the Krain predominantly in the Laibach area. In each of these areas the corresponding number of Czechs, Illyrians, Italians and Slovenes were resettled in the Austrian controlled Caucasus. The 230.000 Poles of Silesia were resettled in eastern Galicia. This meant that Germans made up 57% of the population of the Austrian third of the monarchy. It is also embarking on a renewed crusade of Germanisation, with deportation of non-German criminals to the Caucasus becoming a normal punishment for a large number of offensives. 

Overall A-H-I is in a period of relative stability. For the moment it has control over its various ethnic groups and has a relatively prosperous economy, alongside a sphere of influence over the Caucasus. However this is very reliant on German domination over Central and Eastern Europe and the moment Germany feels like withdrawing it support to the Triple Monarchy things are very likely to go pear-shaped, with unruly minorities and jealous neighbours. There is always the threat hanging over Vienna that if it steps out of line German troops would be parading in Vienna a week later proclaiming the Großdeutsche Lösung. So while A-H-I enjoys the good times, surviving the bad times will be a matter of German good will.
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ExReFuISOT Germany map
This is a map I made for johnboy for his Extremely Reluctant Fuhrer ISOT TL, of Germany at the start of 1946. I thoroughly enjoy the TL, and I recommend it for anyone to read.

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MotF 138: Greater but smaller DDR

At the end of the Second World War the allies and the Soviets met along the Elbe River. The third army under George S.Patton faced significantly less opposition due to Nazi forces being moved south in the attempted operation Alpine Fortress, resulting in the Third army  reaching the city of Torgau, this did not however effect operations in the north. After Soviet forces reached the US occupied city of Schwerin, an incident occurred which left seven dead Soviet troops and twelve dead US troops. At the time this event exacerbated existing tensions between the Western allies as both sides blamed the other for the incident and demanded an apology. This contributed to Stalin’s decision to refuse to vacate West Berlin until the Western allies handed the territory west of the Elbe River part of the planned Soviet occupation zone. In response to Stalin’s refusal the Americans declared that they would continue to occupy the land west of the Elbe until they received their portion of Berlin. In order to punish the allies Stalin refused compensate Poland with the lands east of the Oder-Neisse line and only gave them Upper Silesia and the Stolp, Lauenburg and Bütow regions of Pomerania. Another side effect was that while the Czechoslovakian government had wanted to expel the entirety of their ethnic German population they were not able to do so, due to the heightened tensions between East and West. To accommodate the remaining Germans the cities of Aussig and Reichenberg were selected to have a 15 mile radius in which Germans were allowed to live. These were the only areas Germans were permitted to live in, and the areas saw a large rise in population due to expellees.  Things developed in a similar manner to OTL in the following years, with a few differences the establishment of East and West Germany was not however affected. Ulbricht still helped to create and rule the GDR.

 

In January 1959 after the assassination of Tito a revolution broke out in Yugoslavia and a pro-western democratic government took over after a short civil war, which requested and got NATO membership, however losing the territories of Kosovo and Macedonia which were taken over by communist Albania and Bulgaria respectively. This however was met with an objection from the Soviet government but was not backed up with force as Nikita Khrushchev was still consolidating his power after the death of Stalin in December 1958, the western recognition over the loss of Kosovo and Macedonia mollified Khrushchev and convinced him not to take further action. Unfortunately for Khrushchev this decision inspired a wave of Democratic revolutions in the Eastern Bloc starting in Czechoslovakia and then spreading to Poland, Hungary, Romania and East Germany. These revolutions did not however stand much of a chance of success as while most had partial military backing none had the full support of their respective militaries and only the assumption of western support. Khrushchev responded to this by using Soviet border troops to put down the revolutions in Poland and Romania in conjuncture with troops stationed in these countries as well as those local units that had not joined the revolution. Next Hungary and Slovakia were put back under communist control with the further use of Soviet troops.

 

The situation in East Germany however, was different to that of the other countries due to the loss of a large portion of the ruling party due to several assassinations across the GDR of Ulbricht, several members of the Politburo and Volkskammer. This marked the beginning of the East German uprising. While the loss of leadership could have led to a successful uprising, if it were not for the decisive actions of Gerald Götting, a senior politician to survive the wave of assassinations, and the military to crush the uprising in its early stages. Götting provided a suitable face for the military to use to temporarily replace Ulbricht as he was well known and respected. The success of putting down the revolt was due to several factors among which were, the quick institution of martial law and military action, the greater presence of Soviet troops along the iron curtain than in other Eastern Bloc countries and the movement of Soviet troops in Poland and Romania already showing the futility of revolution. This enabled East Germany to be fully under military control after two weeks after Ulbricht’s death. German troops them proceeded to assist Soviet and Czechoslovakian troops in the regaining control of the Czech portion of Czechoslovakia. The area around Prague however proved the hardest to recapture as it was the starting point of the revolutions in the Eastern Bloc and firmly entrenched with democratic militias. The city suffered a week long siege in which it was continually bombarded turning the city to a ruin. Khrushchev termed this the price of the revolution and resolved to make an example of Czechoslovakia, by breaking of Slovakia into its own republic, and by granting the cities of Reichenberg and Aussig to Germany for its quick actions with dealing with its revolution and the assistance it gave in helping put down the revolution in Czechoslovakia.

 

Once peace was fully restored in the Eastern Bloc fresh elections were held under close Soviet supervision, providing leaders all very loyal to Moscow. In East Germany Götting was chosen due to his role in the revolution as the face of the civilian administration, and his clear loyalty to socialism. Götting then set about reforming the GDR in a number of ways politically, economically and socially; among which was the abolishing of the old Länder and the creation of the new Bezirks, As well as renaming the city of Schneidemühl to Friedrich-Engels-Stadt. 

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Remnent German Empire MotF134
For my first MotF entry, I give you the German Empire circa 1928.

The idea is that Crown Prince Wilhelm refused to accept the abdication of his father at he end of the First World War. He fled to Ober Ost and hid under the protection of Prince Leopold of Bavaria. In response to The signing of the Versailles treaty he declared himself King in the Königsberg Castle and crowned himself Emperor, in a similar fashion to his ancestor Frederick William 1st.

He then successfully took control of the German army units in the Baltics. He did not however attempt to march to Berlin to take control of the Empire because he feared the strength of the republican movement. He instead decided to fight the threat of Bolshevism in the Baltics. To do his he made a deal with the newly formed Second Polish Republic, in which he seceded land to Poland and agreed to the creation of the free city of Danzig. this was for a period of ten years before its reintegration into the German Empire, which would give Poland time to build up the port of  Gdynia; (The Polish corridor provided a neat way of avoiding a boarder with Wiemar Germany). In return Poland agreed to ally with Germany in the face of the Bolshevik menace and to assist Germany gaining control over the Baltic states to prevent their falling to communism. In the ensuing wars Germany and Poland were successful in reaching their aims and more, which were cemented in the peace of Riga in 1924.

While the German Empire claims Berlin as its capital the defacto capital is Riga. While initially the plan had been to suppress all minorities within the Empire, this changed during the war to achieve stability and resulted in the accepting of Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Ruthenian (Belorussian) and Jewish culture. Their languages are used in all administrative and governmental processes, alongside German as the main language of the state. Another method the empire used to create unity among the different ethnicity's was to creating army units out of mixed ethnicity's in order to foster a sense of comradeship. The focus on fighting communism with almost  a religious zeal, led to the state being nicknamed by historians the Teutonic Order reborn.

As for the polish minority, a population exchange was agreed to with Poland to exchange the Polish minority for all Germans, Ruthenians (Belorussians) and Jews within Poland. There was also a steady stream of German immigrants trying to find particularly during the Hyperinflation. As a consequence of accepting Jewish culture, the Empire received a large flow of Jewish migrants fleeing persecution from various European states.

While it claims that it is the sole continuation of the German Empire, it has made no moves towards trying to reclaim the lost land from the Republicans. This is due to the fact that while it has managed to secure itself, it is in no way shape or form able to compete with Wiemar Germany. It has no where near the population, the resources or industry that Wiemar has. The reason that Wiemar tolerates the existence of this state is that if it were to attack it would mean war against Poland which would then drag in France and Britain into a war it could not win.

Hope you like my first MotF entry!!
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Welcome to the group Alsace-Art :) Alsace Flag  by K-Zlovetch
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Thanks for Watching!
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Thank you for the watch! Greetings from Germany!
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Welcome in deviantart :)
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