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1933.5

The game has started. Don't do stupid stuff, please. 

Albert Einstein flees Nazi Germany and settles in the United States at Princeton, New Jersey.

The Fujian People's Government is formed in China.

Germany withdraws from the League of Nations and the World Disarmament Conference.

Leó Szilárd, waiting for a red light on Southampton Row in Bloomsbury, conceives the idea of the nuclear chain reaction.

Winston Churchill begins making speeches on the dangers of Nazi Germany.

Prohibition Ends in the USA. 

  • Second Spanish Republic: After a long awaited, scheduled election, Niceto Alcalá-Zamora comes to power after a close vote. After his inauguration, Niceto schedules meeting with major military leaders, to try to improve he Spanish Navy and to defend Spain from foreign threats and civil unrest. Niceto also schedules meeting with major mining corporations, which are planned to take place later in the year. Mining corporations stocks start to decline, due to the weaker leadership before Niceto. He says in his inaugural speech "La industria minera en ruinas, sólo un liderazgo fuerte puede traer renovar el gran poder que tenía." which translates to "The Mining industry in in ruins, only strong leadership can bring renew the great power it had." "Niceto also states in his inaugural speech. España tiene el potencial para convertirse en una gran potencia en Europa, con el liderazgo correcto, economía y equilibrio militar." which translates to "Spain has the potential to become a great power in Europe, with the right leadership, economy, and military balance." The Second Spanish Republic would also like to establish relations with The United Kingdom and France, in order to help the suffering Spanish economy by offering a trade agreement. [Mil/Econ Turn]
  • Liechtenstein: The nation of Liechtenstein asks for a defensive pact with the nations of San Marino, Switzerland, Monaco, and Luxembourg, in an effort to ensure our nation's security and prosperity. We offer Princess Maria Theresia von Liechtenstein as a suitable bride to Jean von Bourbon-Parma of Luxembourg. Biebrich Palace and Weilburg Castle are purchased. Our numerous estates and territories across Poland, Silesia, Bohemia, and Austria are expanded. A military force is created to police our nation, consisting of 300 active personnel. We end attempts by the Swiss to create a political union with our nation.
  • Luxembourg agrees because OTL.
  • Turkey: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk maintained his position as the the 1st President of the Republic of Turkey. Known to be a keen supporter of his very own ideology, Kemalism; he implemented laws in order to bring forth sweeping political, social, cultural and religious reforms which would separate Turkey from Ottoman tradition and embrace Westernized way of living. However, Mustafa surely did not believe that a Westernized Turkey was bound to reach success for economic reforms too had to be implemented. This involved the construction of a cotton print factory and a Turkish aircraft factory at Istanbul as well as many factories through the nation. Many state-owned factories for agriculture and textile industries too were handed over to private owners and Mustafa initiated the start of model farms which were setup in large number throughout the state, and in turn privatized whilst the state itself invested its budget on construction of a railroad system to link the entire state of Turkey. The Central Bank of Turkey was established primarily to look over the exchange rate, however; government funds and Turkish reserves. However, the government was particular in nationalizing all Turkey tobacco farms in order to set about a complete monopoly over its export. Generally, Mustafa promoted literacy and education in Turkey, and had in total; invested 3% of the GDP for education. Moreover, being a Turkish Nationalist; he encouraged education in Turkish and was supportive of the spread of Turkish culture. But all the while, he made sure to keep maintain law and order in Turkey by initiating the establish of the Federal Espionage and Security Force [FESF] which basically acted as an authoritarian force to look over crime. The FESF was also kept as a secretive group to exist for counter-intelligence missions. Turkey also served to export the large number of minerals, being abundant in chromite, boron, iron ore, copper. 
  • Thailand: Thailand begins to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved, and some new roadways are built.
  • Yugoslavia: Milan Strojadinovis is the prime minister while King Peter Karađorđević gets the throne from his dead parents this year. We build up our military and navy. Farming is our biggest industry. We ask the UK, Russia, Hungary, Turkey, Spain, France and Poland for an alliance. We improve the infrastructure of the nation. Roads and railway are being built around the nation. Factories start to build weapons and battleships for the navy and military. We ask the UK if we an borrow money from them.
  • Iran: Seek European support for the modernization of our infrastructure and launch our oil industry. We offer Germany, EnglandFrance and America a trade agreement. Effort to Westernize our population start throughout a nation wide western system of education. The upper class tend to support the reform but the middle class stay attach to the traditional way of life.
  • Both of you can't build that many relations in one turn, and you are building relations with nations that don't like each other.
  • Germany: With the Reich almost secure Hitler and the Nazi party start maneuvering around the Versailles treaty through indirect arms production, increasing industrial output and covertly expanding the informal German armed forces. anti-Communist legislation are passed one after another curtailing the political rights of not just left wing parties but of those opposing the Nazis in general. violent attacks on Jews, Communists, and other political enemies grow as the S.A. now has a free hand to do as they wish throughout Germany. Out of fear for their lives Communist agitators begin plotting in secret the death of Adolf Hitler, and other top members of the Reich, in an attempt to seize power for themselves, they seek support from the USSR in secret. The Rhineland capitalists, and Prussian junkers enjoy an increase in profits following a return of confidence to the German market with the Nazi rise to power though they are skeptical about the path Hitler will take Germany down but wait in quiet to see what will happen. Despite some return of confidence in Germany the inflation rate remains massive and people question if Hitler will be able to bring about the miracle he promised. The German scientific community continues to develop in the areas of physics, chemistry, and natural sciences such as medicine though it suffers a great loss with the slow but steady exodus of Jewish scientists. Development in aeronautic engineering, and experimental physics in particular enjoy major funding from the military and the private sector, a few members of the German scientific community take an interest in Leo's discoveries and try to replicate them with little success at first but they remain confident that they will succeed at some point. 
  • United Kingdom: The sun never sets on the British Empire! King George V continues his rule, which has now lasted for 33 years. The Prime Minister is Ramsay MacDonald. He is the first Labour Party Prime Minister in British history. The United Kingdom and her colonies are reeling from the Great Depression. The economy is in free-fall with no signs of stopping. The nation, which is still war weary from the Great War, warns against the regime in Germany, stating that it is a sure-fire way that will only lead to the Treaty of Versailles being repealed and German aggression returning. This speech is well-received in some audiences, but others dismiss it. With the rapidly faltering economy, support for the Liberal Party increases. Frontrunner Sir Herbert Samuel leads the Liberal Party as of 1933. He begins working with the colonies to gather support for the Liberal Party. Liberal Party sentiment grows in Scotland. As of the end of this year, Sir Herbert Samuel seems to have garnered much support for his run as Prime Minister in the upcoming General Elections. In the meantime, Ramsay MacDonald's health is faltering, leading to ineffective rule. In October, Newfoundland returns to Crown Colony status after acute economic crisis. Experimental radar technology is tested along the English Channel. Budget cuts for the military continue into this year in order to save the British economy. There are roughly 400,000 people in the British Army. The powerful British Navy also sees budget cuts; it owns 208 ships as of the end of this year. While this is still a massive navy, it is a drain on resources and money for the United Kingdom.
    • Canada Diplomacy: We are going to ask the United Kingdom for a definite alliance, in addition to a trade agreement and ensuring that we have an embassy in London and that there is a British embassy in Ottawa.
    • ​You are a part of the British Empire.
    • Turkish - British Diplomacy: The Republic of Turkey requests the United Kingdom to sell 150,000 rifles to the Turkish Armed Forces. It is considered our utmost need to protect our nation from any threat, and verily; it has come to our notice that the Soviet Union exists as a threat to the interests of the United Kingdom and it would would a total strategic failure for Britain for if the Soviet Union was to ever gain a gateway into the Middle East through Turkey. It is not hidden from us that the United Kingdom will eventually have to depend upon Turkey to act as a deterrent to the Soviet expansion and will eventually have to look our way. We look forward to the reply from the government of Your Majesty. 
  • Venezuela: Juan Vicente Gómez Is in office as president. He is distrustful of unions and does not like oil rebellious workers. President Gómez still grants huge concessions to family and friends. He has himself accumulated immense expanses of grasslands for cattle-raising, which had been his original occupation and was a lifelong passion. The fledgling oil industry's income is allowing President Gómez to expand Venezuela's rudimentary infrastructure and is modernizing trend in the areas where it operating. We try to improve our urban roads and water supplies around Caracas and Cabimas. (For oil stuff see-[1]). An urban literacy campaign is held in Caracas and Cabimas. As a poor and unstable nation we take a generally isolationist line outside of any oil trade, which is a state run project.
    • German Dip: The ambassador to the U.K. promises that Germany only wants peace and equality in Europe (keep in the mind this is the kind of thing the Germans said in OTL to keep the Brits and French off their back so it is plausible to say this. )
    • Canada Diplomacy: We ask to exchange embassies, one in Caracas and one in Ottawa.
    • Venezuela Rep: is an impoverished mess that is not doing well at this point in time, so we do not want to spend time and cash building embassy in Canada.
    • Guatemala offers a trade deal to Venezuela.
    • Venezuela: We agree to the trade deal with Guatemala.
  • Brazil: Getulio Vargas knowing that in Order to bring Brazil to a more powerful, influential and Stable society He begins the development of support for a few much needed reforms in the Brazilian government. Along side this he begins an increasingly deep centralization with his own armed forces allowing him to keep much needed control over the force. He looks to the future as well hoping to end the Great Depression in Brazil and in a solid attempt to grow local industry and break the declining agricultural cash crop export he begins a program to settle and develop the Amazon river as the Industrial powerhouse of South America. The process begins with the mass employ and promise of clear land of men who wish to turn much of the rivers surrounding forest into lumber and other products for industry. Vargas also in a bold move against some of his constituency burns some of the coffee farms product in order to drive the price for Coffee up again being the worlds largest exporter This also leads to a purchase in much coffee to avoid the utter bankruptcy of the many coffee plantation owners. Vargas mandates the use of purchase of domestic coal which since WW1 has began a rather sharp upswing in Brazil's economic fortunes. In Rio Grande Do Sul the Nation sees its first real minor economic expansion in years as the opening of a few new factories has proved to be profitable. Unable to really see a true end to the Great Depression Brazil begins to look for some help as the previous leading creditors and powers seem unable to save this Debacle of a global economy. This leads to a more friendly policy to currently resource hungry nations. Brazil decides to contact the Japanese government about establishing a trade deal for Rubber and other key industrial consumables as a major point to help expand their own capabilities. Vargas also seeing the poor state of the Brazilian military orders the development of a modernization program in order to push the Nations military into a new age. This leads to the beginning of development on some new weaponry and the planned modernization of Brazil's two battleships São Paulo and Minas Gerais. The modernization of both is expected to take almost two years and is to aid in the eventual expansion of Brazil into a leading world power. Brazil's 35 million population shows some modest expansion but with the plans to rapidly clear settlement space in the Amazons the intrigue of immigrating to Brazil begins to increase for various Europeans. The Brazilian military begins to look at expanding an air force capability, as well as looking to expand its naval capability as well. The Army itself just looks to improve its standing as a respectable armed force. Getulio Vargas sends envoys to all South American nations to discuss improving the continents overall global standing as well as co-operating to try to rebuild economies. The Brazilian government begins to open up relations with Paraguay and Uruguay using Good relations with Uruguay to make influential inroads and using the sheer size and influence of Brazil to expand Brazil's lacking influence in that particular country. Brazil with the new ability to purchase heavy industry equipment from Japan manages to secure various industrial equipments in aeronautics, Shipbuilding, and other industries shipping large quantities of Rubber to Japan. Vargas with severe opposition increases deficit spending on a large roadway system out of the densely populated coasts in order to now link up much of Brazil via these roadways.
    • Venezuela Diplomacy: We will think about it.
    • Holy See Diplomacy: We are looking into establishing a formal temporal presence in Latin America. Would Brazil be willing to sell territory in either Rio de Janeiro (the Carmelite Complex or near the statue) or Brasilia.
    • Stop asking for things.
    • Canada Diplomacy: We ask to exchange embassies (one in Ottawa and one in Rio de Janeiro)
  • France: With news of German rearmament the French government and military become very wary of the industrial powerhouse it is and begin to pick up military upkeep and bring in more troops to train in caution of the German war machine. Also with great Depression hitting France hard, the colonial upkeep becomes harder to maintain. In response to this the French plan on giving its colonies, mainly Indochina, more sovereign freedoms to cut back on the military and naval forces station within those colonial regions. We continue to maintain relations with our allies and trade partners. However, we come to discussion to and maintain at least simmering relations with Germany.
    • Holy See Diplomacy: We ask France if we can purchase the former Avignon Papal Enclave.
    • France: We agree to sell the Avignon Enclave.
    • Am I the only one who finds it weird that the Vatican is getting land from these nations? I don't think France would sell Avignon like that.
    • Why is this crossed out, could someone answer me on the talk page.
    • German Dip: The ambassador to the French promises that Germany only wants peace and equality in Europe (keep in the mind this is the kind of thing the Germans said in OTL to keep the Brits and French off their back so it is plausible to say this.)
    • Canada Diplomacy: We ask France for a confirmed alliance. We also would like a trade agreement with France, and an establishment of embassies in Paris and Ottawa, with Consulates in Montreal and Quebec City. We would like to discuss the status of Germany after they have left the Disarmament Conference and League of Nations. We would also like to buy 50 bomber planes.
  • Guatemala Suffers very deeply from the Great Depression, as commodity prices plummet and the country's sole employer, United Fruit Co., halts operations. Hundreds of thousands are left unemployed, especially in the already discontented north of the country, and payment to the army is even cut off temporarily. As anger boils over, rioting begins in various cities, and the Mayans and Ki'iche rise up and seize the regional office of United Fruit, demanding land. Dictator Jorge Ubico prudently leaves the country for Italy. Civil unrest looks set to continue as the year ends, with various groups struggling for control of the country. By the year's end, the ruling party has been overthrown by a coalition of indigenous parties from the North and socialist parties from the urban south, who form the unitary People's Party of Guatemala to rule. The military is disbanded and replaced with supporters of the new party, which declares its intent to conduct land reform. It begins by nationalizing United Fruit's assets, compensating the company at the Depression's much lowered prices. The military starts modernizing.
    • Venezuela Diplomacy: We agree to the trade deal with Guatemala.
  • Canada: We build up our economy as we try to recover from the depression. We grant the women of Quebec full voting rights (the last province to do so). We continue our alliances with the United States, Britain and France, and would like to increase trade with these three countries as well. We will build up our infrastructure as well, especially building roads west to Calgary and south into the United States, especially toward Detroit, New York and Boston. We are beginning to get mad at Germany for leaving the Disarmament Conference, going against the Treaty of Versailles (also for the League of Nations, but that's less concerning). Socialist movements begin to rise.
    • Minor thing, but Canada and the US have very clear set borders that the two rarely cross, plus you would need the US okay to construct anything in the States. ~Eon
  • Vatican City: We look to establish a presence in various Catholic nations around the world hoping to provide people with religious and economic assistance. 
  • Switzerland's military falls into the spotlight over the suppression of an anti-Fascist demonstration in Geneva. Reform of the military soon becomes an issue in Switzerland. Coupled with the effects of the Great Depression the Free Democratic government is forced into elections and the Social Democrats receive the most votes and seats, forming a coalition government. They set about with a referendum in March 1933, which succeeds in allowing objectors to the war and people not fully fit for military service to take part in a new Swiss Civil Defense Corps. State reforms in the summer of 1933 extend the vote to women after another referendum and even allow for limited participation in the military. The government also proposes to introduce some Keynesian measures in order to help bring the nation out of the depression, including work on large public projects such as roadworks, new buildings and the defensive National Redoubt.
    • Holy See Diplomacy: We ask the Swiss to reinstate and remove the ban the Societas Jesu, and allow them to conduct their practices. In addition, we are looking to establish a formal presence in Switzerland. We are looking to purchase Abbey of Saint Gall and a few surrounding hectare to establish a university and medical facilities in St. Gallen.
    • Swiss Diplomacy: Well, you are free to establish a university or medical facility in St Gallen, but can not allow an exchange of property to become de facto or de jure Papal territory unless it will serve as an embassy.
      • Holy See Diplomacy: Could the Abbey and surrounding buildings become an extraterritoriality of the Vatican/Holy See. We would still develop a University and Hospital. All three would be open to the public and require no visas to enter.  
    • Hungary Diplomacy: We would like to establish an embassy located in Zürich.
    • Swiss Diplomacy: We agree to that.
    • Canada Diplomacy: We would like to exchange embassies, allowing a Swiss embassy in Ottawa and a Canadian embassy in Bern.
    • Swiss Diplomacy: We agree to that.
  • Greece: Work on improving the economy and military begins. The army, navy and air force currently stand at 300,000 men. Feeling rather vulnerable to foreign attacks, the government decides to begin fortifying the long northern border with an elaborate system of trenches and bunkers. Plans begin to be drafted on the construction of more tanks, ships and aircraft. This is really meta.
  • Hungary: Hungary heavily builds up its economy, and the Government under Miklós Horthy starts imposing higher taxes. Hungary starts to become richer, and invests in a military. The army, navy, and air force currently stands at 300,000 men. Taxes keep on rising, allowing further investment for tanks, ships and aircraft. The people of Hungary still "support" their dictator, knowing the consequences of speaking against him. Hungary looks to establish embassies in foreign countries, in order to protect its people on vacation. (Military and economy turn)
    • New Zealand Diplomacy: We ask for permission to construct an embassy in Budapest, in exchange for an Hungarian embassy in Wellington.
    • Canada Diplomacy: We ask for an exchange of embassies (one in Budapest and one in Ottawa)
  • Netherlands: We improve military and economy. We offer trade agreements to Belgium, UK, Germany and France. The standing military has 60.000 troops. The current queen is Wilhelmina. She is 53 years old. Henri Winkelman is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. A new political party is started, called NNF (Nederlands Nationaal Front (Dutch National Front)). It is right-winged.
    • Dutch Guiana: We improve military and economy. 
    • Netherlands Antilles: We improve military and economy
    • Dutch East Indies: We improve military and economy. We offer trade to Siam, British Raj and the British East Indies.
    • German Diplomacy Berlin agrees to the trade agreement.
    • Belgium Diplomacy: Brussels Government accepts the trade agreement.
    • New Zealand Diplomacy: We ask The Netherlands for permission to construct an embassy in Amsterdam, in exchange for an Netherlands embassy in Wellington.
    • Canada Diplomacy: We ask for an exchange of embassies (one in Ottawa and one in Amsterdam).
    • Dutch Dip: We accept your offers, but do note that the embassies are located in The Hague, not Amsterdam.
    • Japanese Diplomacy: We wish to buy New Guinea and the Moluccas in return for 12 million, an embassy in Tokyo, and extensive trade between our realms.
    • Dutch Dip: Accepted, provided there comes a Japanese embassy in The Hague
    • Japanese Diplomacy: we agree to have an embassy built in The Hague.
  • New Zealand: Prime Minister George Forbes makes several reforms, which doubles the Prime Minister's popularity. However, Harry Holland (Labour Party) continues to get gains in the Parliament. A Statue of first Prime Minister Henry Sewell is erected in Christchurch. Prime Minister George Forbes tries to get New Zealand out of the Great Depression, therefore he creates thousand of new jobs, which strengthens the economy. However, it is still in the Great Depression. We ask the United Kingdom if we could buy two Nelson-class battleships in order to protect New Zealand, in exchange for three New Zealand ships. Military and infrastructure is improved.
  • Japan: Months after the May 15th incident, the military gains more control of the government. Thus militaristic decisions are made and the army sees swift growth. The depression swings a punch at japan and her territories, but the economy begins a slow rebound. The infrastructure of the nation improves and work on modernizing the roads begins.
    • Korea: We improve military and infrastructure.
    • Manchukuo: We improve military and infrastructure.
    • Canada Diplomacy: We ask Japan for an embassy in Edo and a consulate in Nagoya in exchange for an embassy in Ottawa and a Consulate in Toronto.
    • Japanese Diplomacy: We accept this offer and hope we can prosper together.
    • Seriously, Canada?
    • Brazilian Dip: We are willing to provide rubber and other military necessities to Japan in exchange for a long standing trade deal as well as the allowance of Heavy industry purchases.
    • Japanese Diplomacy: We accept.
    • Guatemala: offers Japan a trade deal.
  • Belgium: We accept the Netherlands' trade agreement. The infrastructure improves and exports its materials. The military taking more ground, but some really choices came up for building a navy.
  • Australia: We request that Britain give us two battleships for protection. We begin building and developing our economy.
  • Swiss Diplomacy: We would like to inquire with the Italians if they are willing to sell their exclave town of Campione d'Italia.
    • Italy Dip: We accept your generous offer.
  • Italy: We strengthen our economy, and put more people to work in our glorious Italian factories. We ask Germany and Spain for an alliance. We ask Switzerland for an official peace treaty, and agree to recognize the Holy See as an autonomous region of Italia. We ask for an embassy in Switzerland, to better keep an eye over our allies.
    • Swiss Diplomacy: The Swiss agree to an eternal and long lasting peace with their southern neighbors and agree to exchange embassies.
  • British Raj: India begins building its economy and military. The Indian population continues to grow slowly, as a few new farms are built most on rivers. New parts of roads are build and every a few houses are built in largest cities in India. The Indian Navy begins to modernizing and building, with an battleship is under construction in Chennai. India asks China and France if they would like to establish embassies (one in Beijing, one in Paris and two in Delhi), to keep better an eye over its allies.
  • You need England's okay to do anything foreign or build up like that.
  • Swiss Diplomacy: The Swiss and Liechtensteiner government begin discussion over the possibility of a potential political co-operation that could perhaps lead to some sort of union in the future in order for Switzerland to acquire a strong head of state figure and Liechtenstein to improve on their economic and military links with the Swiss.
    • Liechtenstein Dip [MOD RESPONSE]: Random Number Generator comes up 68 (even = yes, odd = no). We accept your proposal, given that we have a year to prepare at the least.
    • Swiss Diplomacy: Yes. You will have some time to prepare all arrangements for the union. For the moment we would like to see if any ork though can be done in extending the Swiss Redoubt into Liechtenstein in the next years.
  • Denmark: In Denmark, Christian X rules as King, with Thorvauld Stauning as his Prime Minister. The economy improves only slightly, as the Great Depressions continues to strangle the country. The Rigsdag, the parliament of Denmark, grows worried over the Nazi takeover of Germany. In response to this coup, Denmark offers renewed alliances with Britain and France, and offers trade pacts as well to those two countries. Denmark expands the national military in 1933 by launching a conscription service.
    • Iceland: In Iceland, Kristjan X rules as King, with Asgeir Asgeirsson as his Prime Minister. The economy in Iceland performs much better than in mainland Denmark, and many people find jobs in the fishing and lumber industries. The Althing of Iceland is similarly worried about Nazi Germany.
    • Greenland: Greenland remains a personal territory of Denmark and has very little autonomy of its own. Godthab is the largest town and is the de facto capital of Greenland.
  • Saudi Arabia: The Newly birthed Kingdom continues to develop its military and economy. Resources remain scarce in the nation, with little fertile land existing in Arabia, the King seeks foreign nations aid in chasing a rumor regarding oil in Arabia. The Saudi King begins to a program to re-purpose the little fertile land in the nation to increase domestic food production. Industry is also developed, though at a slower rate. Regarding the disputed border with Yemen, we offer to return the Yemeni Coast (Under Saudi Occupation until the war) in exchange for an alliance. (MOD RESPONSE NEEDED)
    • Yemeni Dip [MOD RESPONSE]: Random Number Generator comes up 39 (even = yes, odd = no). I'm afraid that we can not accept your offer.
    • Swiss Diplomacy: Switzerland would be interested in helping the Saudis in any potential exploration of oil.
    • The United States is also interested in pursuing oil. OIL
    • Venezuela: We note this.
  • Sweden: Work on improving the economy and military begins. The army, navy and air force continue to get more recruits at a peacetime rate. We start a basic welfare program, nothing major. We also seek to improve relations with the Soviet Union. We start researching Arctic Warfare due to our range in latitude. 
  • In the United States, things happen. FDR does lots of New Deal things, such as creating the Civil Works Administration. The United States also seeks to establish formal diplomatic relations with the SOVIET UNION. (This is an OTL thing, BTW.) The Dust Bowl begins to attack the central US. The US also continues to occupy Haiti. The plans for Philippine independence are delayed due to Japanese militarization in the Far East.
    • Brazilian Dip: The Brazilian military requests to purchase 200 M2 Light tanks from the United States to facilitate the development of battle doctrine and its own military use.
    • The United States agrees.
    • Canada: We want to buy 50 battleships and ten submarines. We hope to use this to protect us from the east, which will also help protect the USA.
  • South Africa: The South African government orders a general mobilization of all men ages 18-25 for military training in light of the hostilities and extensive military build-up in Europe. The threat of an invasion by a European power hostile to Great Britain concerns many leaders in the nation, and therefore no chances are to be taken by South Africa. The government also requests the publication of a white paper by the military, to show members of Parliament all of the threats posed to the nation, the weaknesses of the military, and the budget and equipment needed to rectify all of the issues. Elsewhere, attempts to increase the literacy of the black African population begins. Though many Afrikaaners are opposed to the decision, many economists have pushed their support stating a potential increase in economic development within the nation if more of the nation's manpower was fully utilized. So as to pacify members of Parliament, the government mandates that only 150,000 black African men may be taught how to read and write by the government between 1933 and 1940, so as to prevent too many from potentially threatening white-minority rule in South Africa. In the UN mandate of South-West Africa, the construction of a railway from Windhoek to Uppington begins. The government in South-West Africa hopes that the railway will create new jobs as well as encourage immigration into the territory. A monetary incentive is promised to any adult male who agrees to move to South-West Africa for a period of ten years along with their family, and establish roots in the region to increase the population of the mandate territory.
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union under the leadership of the most honorable Comrade Stalin does its best to enhance the lives of the people and expand the ideas of socialism and Communism. In the nation, industrialization is viewed by the central government as key to enhance the living and capabilities of the people, and as such the central government does what it can to encourage the growth of industry, although such progress is currently slow. One noticeable achievement does take place with the opening of the Stalin White Sea-Baltic Sea canal, named after the honorable comrade himself. Allegations that the canal was built with forced labor are silenced by the NKVD, as are allegations that there is mass starvation in the Ukraine SSR. Comrade Stalin does note the many ethnic groups present in the USSR and begins to consider reformatting the current four soviet republics into more ethnically friendly states that can work together in better communion. In foreign affairs, Comrade Stalin approves of establishing diplomatic ties with the United States as well as tentatively supporting the Communist rebels in the German State.
    • Mongolia: Little happens in Mongolia in terms of industrialization or economic change. The current Communist government follows the example of the Soviet Union in most matters and continues its persecution of Mongolian Buddhists and especially monks. 
    • Tuva: Like Mongolia, little currently happens in the Tuvan People's Republic. Persecution of Buddhist monks continues as planned.
      • Argentina Dip: We request to purchase 100 T-26 tanks and licenses to produce our own.

      • Soviet Diplomacy: This order will take some time to fulfill, but granted. 
  • Kingdom of Nepal (नेपाल अधिराज्य): Following the new reign of Juddha Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana, the Nepali government begins to attempt to modernize, albeit it is considered to be a feat hardly accomplishable without British aid. Moreover, due to the already numerous offspring off Juddha Shamsher, the succession issue continues to grow as the number of dissatisfied Rana dynasty members grows. Attempting to call for British aid, the Nepali government draws upon the treaty of perpetual peace and friendship signed in 1923, asking for help in developing the nation.
  • Argentina: The military pulls a battleship into dry dock for repair. The army looks to purchase tanks from the USSR. The economy begins to improve and there is research into developing rubber tree plantations. Army units move south for training missions and to practice on defenses. 10,000 soldiers and two destroyers are involved. The air force looks to update the aircraft in the fleet.
  • China: The Fifth Encirclement Campaign against the Jianxi Soviet is launched by the KMT with the objective of eliminating the core province of the Chinese Socialist Republic. With the Communists gone, China could be officially reunified through military force. On the opposite side, the Chinese Red Army defends against the invading National Revolutionary Army's forces. The KMT also launches a smaller campaign against the Fujian People's Government. Meanwhile, in order to improve Chiang Kai-Shek introduces major agricultural and industrial reforms in China, thus improving Chinese infrastructure, thus causing railroads to be constructed and agriculture to improve, most notably the growing of rice, wheat, and cotton. The military is also improved. Meanwhile, the Communists initiate direct land reform for the peasants, ousting the warlords, and help the peasants directly supplying them with much needed weapons, seed, and shelter. Meanwhile, the warlords continue to react against the Communists.
  • CCP: As we have helped our people, we request that the USSR helps us.
  • Monaco: The nation of Monaco asks for a non aggression pact with the nation of France and the nation of Italy, to ensure our nation's immediate security from foreign invasion. Football becomes increasingly popular in our nation, with the local team, AS Monaco FC, attracting large crowds. Plans are made for a large football stadium in Monaco, which will be able to hold over 18,000 people. The government puts a big interest in attracting tourism from neighboring nations into our borders. The popular Monte Carlo Casino is expanded to grow the gambling industry. Another popular attraction is the Monaco Grand Prix, which becomes one of Europe's most prestigious races. The Opéra de Monte-Carlo and the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra is supported by the government in order to promote the arts in our nation. The military of Monaco, used primarily for internal policing, is expanded with the help of France, to create a local task force in case of attack. With Fascism seemingly on the rise in nearby nations, the government passes a law allowing for military training. A few thousand people are listed for training in the next few years, with 300 men being called into active service, and 600 placed in reserve. Arms are purchased from France, most notably a stockpile of MAS 1873 revolvers, Lebel Model 1886 rifles, Modèle 1892 revolvers, MAS-36 rifles, MAS-49 rifles. Prince Louis_II meets with Captain Regents Carlo Balsimelli and Melchiorre Filippi of San Marino in order to establish lasting relations with the nation of San Marino. A similar trip is planned for Liechtenstein.

1934.0

The Austrian Civil War breaks out and lasts for four days. The war concludes with Austria becoming a Fascist State. (Null and void if Blocky shows up and decides otherwise.)

I am here and have decided otherwise. ~ Blocky

Authoritarian regimes are established in Latvia and Estonia.

A coup upsets the political order in Bulgaria.

  • Second Spanish Republic: After a long awaited, scheduled election, Niceto Alcalá-Zamora comes to power after a close vote. After Niceto talked with the mining corporations, the talks went extremely bad, and the value of the companies continues to drop. To add insult to injury, miners start to strike for higher wages and more health care benefits. He says in his inaugural speech "La industria minera en ruinas, sólo un liderazgo fuerte puede traer renovar el gran poder que tenía." which translates to "The Mining industry in in ruins, only strong leadership can bring renew the great power it had." "Niceto also states in his inguaral speech. España tiene el potencial para convertirse en una gran potencia en Europa, con el liderazgo correcto, economía y equilibrio militar." which translates to "Spain has the potential to become a great power in Europe, with the right leadership, economy, and military balance." The Second Spanish Republic would also like to establish relations with The United Kingdom, United States, and France, in order to help the suffering Spanish economy by investing in the mining companies and by offering a trade agreement. [Mil/Econ Turn]
    • French Dip: We agree to assist the Spanish
  • Turkey: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk maintained his position as the the 1st President of the Republic of Turkey. Known to be a keen supporter of his very own ideology, Kemalism; he implemented laws in order to bring forth sweeping political, social, cultural and religious reforms which would separate Turkey from Ottoman tradition and embrace Westernized way of living. However, Mustafa surely did not believe that a Westernized Turkey was bound to reach success for economic reforms too had to be implemented. This involved the construction of a cotton print factory and a Turkish aircraft factory at Istanbul as well as many factories through the nation. Many state-owned factories for agriculture and textile industries too were handed over to private owners and Mustafa initiated the start of model farms which were setup in large number throughout the state, and in turn privatized whilst the state itself invested its budget on construction of a railroad system to link the entire state of Turkey. The Central Bank of Turkey was established primarily to look over the exchange rate, however; government funds and Turkish reserves. However, the government was particular in nationalizing all Turkey tobacco farms in order to set about a complete monopoly over its export. Generally, Mustafa promoted literacy and education in Turkey, and had in total; invested 3% of the GDP for education. Moreover, being a Turkish Nationalist; he encouraged education in Turkish and was supportive of the spread of Turkish culture. But all the while, he made sure to keep maintain law and order in Turkey by initiating the establish of the Federal Espionage and Security Force [FESF] which basically acted as an authoritarian force to look over crime. The FESF was also kept as a secretive group to exist for counter-intelligence missions. The Turkish military itself stood at 250,000 men, although it was poorly equipped and utilised World War I era weapons. Turkey also served to export the large number of minerals, being abundant in chromite, boron, iron ore, copper. The Turkish President, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk visits Germany for Hitler's funeral and mourns the loss of the German patriot. During the visit, he has a meeting with Oskar von Hindenburg regarding expansion of trade relations. 
    • ​German dip: Oskar receives Kemal with a warm welcome and welcomes the idea of improving trade with Turkey.
  • Venezuela: We continue with the water, literacy and road improvements; and plant a few rubber plantations. We start nationalising various privately owned rubber plantations,  compensating the various minor firms, as lowered prices are now used. The state oil and rubber firms are slightly upgraded. Agriculture and ranching expands slightly. The USA's interest in oil is noted. We may have lots more oil than initially thought of, but do not fully trust foreigners.
  • Venezuela Diplomacy: We agree to the earlier Guatemala trade deal and offer one to Brazil. 
  • Argentinian Diplomacy: We offer a trade deal and possibly a military technology exchange treaty. We request to purchase oil from your nation.
    • Venezuela Diplomacy: We agree.
  • Yugoslavia: We continue build up our military and navy. Farming is our biggest industry. We continue to improve the infrastructure of the nation. Roads and railway are continuing to be built around the nation. Factories continue to build weapons and battleships for the navy and military. We ask Germany for a secret alliance.
  • France: With news of the new German regime the French government opens up peaceful and positive relations with the Germans. France begin to slow down its rearmament due to the newer saner German government. We try to improve our economy with a few government programs to help aid its recovery. The freeing up of colonial holdings and giving them more power has allowed France to free up some excess funds to help maintain its current military, slowly upgrade it, and to help out the shot economy. We continue to maintain relations with our allies and trade partners. We also agree to German Diplomatic offers (Last turn dip, Econ turn, last was a Mil)
    • ​German Dip: Berlin is thankful that France is willing to commit to talks and proposes in early 1935 a conference in the neutral state of Luxembourg to come to terms (RNG if Luxembourg will allow talks to occur in the country please.)

    • Canada Dip: I ask to buy battleships and submarines from France. How about 25 battleships and ten submarines for a start. Now that you are disarming again, why not make money from it? Also, if you are disarming any more, you may give it to us for our protection. We are willing to sell our gold and coal for planes, if possible.
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved, and some new roadways are built.
  • Canada: Canada begins to build up its military, especially its air force and navy in the East. we also build up our economy, still recovering from the depression, but our economy is headed in the right direction. We focus on improving our oil sector, installing new oil rigs, mainly for sale and use in our planes. So basically, We have oil to sell in exchange for military (such as tanks, aircraft and submarines). We ask to buy submarines, battleships and air planes from France and the USA. We also ask for the UK to give us ships for our own protection. We ask the British Empire to set up a plan to eventually let us become completely independent, as this is much more effective and the current system is somewhat of a burden on our politics, though we hope to maintain relations with the UK. 
  • Greece: The reforms in the military continue with more troops being recruited into the army, navy, and air force. A new training program is adopted to create better soldiers and officers. The number of troops on the northern border with Bulgaria increases due to the coup, in case things get out of control and more unstable. Total personnel count is around 300,000. Meanwhile, the Greek government decides to improve railways in the country for faster transport, and work begins on upgrading the existing railways lines as well as the building of new ones.
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union continues to prosper and grow under the grace and strength of Comrade Stalin (Obvious propaganda is obvious). Industry continues to grow at a very slow pace, although the central government has optimistic reports about the economic future of the Soviet Union. On the international front, the Soviet Union watches with considerable distaste as its "Servants of the People" in Xinjiang are losing ground to Chinese warlords and religious fanatics. To counter this trend of events, the Soviet Union sends two Red Army detachments to assist in the creation of an East Turkestan People's Republic. The Red Army is aided in their mission by several groups of Mongol cavalry and, more remarkably, some White Russian forces. The allied forced engage the enemy Chinese warlords and military forces, inflicting heavy casualties on both sides. The mountainous terrain allows the Chinese to launch considerable attacks and ambushes on Soviet forces, but the Chinese forces can not match Soviet air power or armor on the open plains. The war eventually ends in a ceasefire before the start of the next year, although the Red Army is disappointed that they were unable to liberate Urumqi before the war's end. They did manage to liberate a substantial amount of territory and now are establishing martial law in the area in prelude to setting up an administrative government. Aid is also sent to help the CCP in their mission to liberate the peoples of China, mainly medicine and small arms.
    • Mongolia: Persecution of Buddhist monks and establishments continue, as well as any previous legacies of oppression of the people. Small detachments of cavalry are sent to aid the Soviets in their liberation of Xinjiang. 
    • Tuva: Persecution of religious figures continues, closely following the examples of the Soviet Union and Mongolia. A single cavalry detachment is sent to help the Soviets in their war. 
  • German Reich: After months of plotting the remnants of the Communist Party and other far left groups execute their planned coup attempt in the 6th of January launching an attack on Hitler's residence and that of several other high ranking Nazi party members as well as several military garrisons around Berlin in an attempt to seize control of the city. Hitler, Himmler, Göring, and other high ranking Nazi figures die in the attack before the S.A. is able to react. However, the military is able to beat back the Communist agitators arresting most of them by the end of the evening. With Hitler and other high ranking Nazi officials dead the national socialist party is in disarray. Seizing on the opportunity Hindenburg in one of his final acts as President of the Reich enforces the enabling act abolition the position of president and replacing it with the position of Regent-Marschall and placing his son Oskar von Hindenburg in the position of the Reichskanzler, and key members of the German military and counter-revolutionary movement in key positions of power such as Hans von Seeckt, Werner von Fritsch,  Gustav Ritter von Kahr, Karl von Schleicher, and amongst others. With the major opponents of the National Socialist party in key positions of the government the party is left at the mercy of the old guard. The Reichswehr is called in to disband and disarm the S.A. by force if necessary leading to the Tragische Woche (tragic week) where the German army and Freikorps opposed to the S.A. forcefully disband the military arm of the Nazi party and brutally suppress the remnants of the Communist insurgents. The new government now under the Hindenburg family's control declares an end to the state emergency and quickly shuffle the remnants of the Nazi party into a new grand coalition of right wing, far right wing, and social democrats in the Reichstag which has been left nothing more then a rubber stamp. A memorial is held for the now deceased Hitler. The new government under the dictatorial powers of the Hindenbergs pass one law after another to favor economic recovery through large scale subsidies to industry, and an expansion of the paramilitary Freikorps associated with the Reichswehr which helps decrease the unemployment level greatly as these new paramilitary groups swell in numbers taking many of the jobless youth off the streets . Large scale propaganda against the Communist threat starts circulating throughout Germany, and promising an end to the times of trouble in Germany. Plans to fully rebuild the military-industrial complex in secret are laid out by the new regime to revamp the German war machine within ten years. Efforts to strengthen the Reichmark are made to help restore trust and stability in the German market economy and in the German currency. Scientific development continues particularly in physics, chemistry and engineering. Clandestine development of planes, parts for tanks and armored vehicles, and automatic weapons begin as parts are made in different parts of Germany for assembly elsewhere in secret. The new regime makes a public promise to the international community to respect all treaties it has. However, it states that it will no longer allow outside forces determine the internal politics of the Reich. For the first time in over a decade the government officially calls itself the Deutsches Reich marking the formal end of the Weimar Republic. In this spirit under the directive of Oskar von Hindenberg who is now largely controlling the state apparatus as his father's health declines requests that talks begin with the western allies and Poland to renegotiate previous treaties and agreements between the nations and that the west recognize the threat that Communism and eastern forces pose to a deliberately weakened German State. German "volunteers" travel to China to serve as advisors should the Chinese government choose to accept them.
  • Nationalist Chinese Diplomacy: We accept the German Volunteers and we thank them for offering to help us in our time of need.
  • I am calling bullshit.
  • What is bullshit? All I put in is plausible. the enabling act gave the head of state ludicrous amounts of power. With Hitler out of the picture the Nazi Party lacks the charismatic leader it would take to cement the Nazi's position of power. The Nazis still weren't completely in power and by killing him off another force would have a shot at power, and who else then the army and the old conservative guard, they were in a position of power and had the capacity to do so as well. And the speeches and dismantling the democratic institution is exactly what Hitler did just I'm dismantling it without the Nazi Party in charge, it is all possible if you don't think so give me your reasons and ill rebuttal them. I have the research to back up my plans. With Blood and Iron (talk) 10:53, February 17, 2015 (UTC)
    • PS: OK, I'm not a mod, but I noticed this. Germany could follow the less extreme DNVP.The River Nile-2 (talk) 12:12, February 17, 2015 (UTC)
    • It was good to also kill Heinrich Himmler as well.  Heinrich Himmler was a cunning bastard and probably would have found a niche for himself and his beliefs under such a DNVP regime anyway.The River Nile-2 (talk) 12:08, February 17, 2015 (UTC)
    • The DNVP weren't popular enough and would have been derailed long term. I need a temporary solution until I can develop a more stable system of government. So, a popular military junta is my solution for the time being. With Blood and Iron (talk) 12:27, February 17, 2015 (UTC)
  • Iran: Seeks to strengthen relations with the western power and gain support to speed up the modernization of Iran. England is ask to become the main partner for the modernization effort of Iran but we hire Iraqi secularist to help lead the effort. Effort to Westernize the Iranian increase with some success in the upper class but the popular opinion stay deeply divided on the issue. Education is Westernized and several specialists are sent in Europe to learn how it works there. Women are given more liberty and made equal to the men, making the clergy upset.
  • Netherlands: We improve military and economy. We offer trade agreements to Belgium, UK, Germany and France. The standing military has 60.000 troops. The current queen is Wilhelmina. She is 53 years old. Henri Winkelman is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. A new political party is started, called NNF (Nederlands Nationaal Front (Dutch National Front)). It is right-winged. The next elections are in 1937, unless the government breaks earlier. We offer an alliance to the German Reich. 
    • Dutch Guiana: We improve military and economy. 
    • Netherlands Antilles: We improve military and economy
    • Dutch East Indies: We improve military and economy. We offer trade to Siam, British Raj and the British East Indies. 
    • German Dip: In order to avoid causing diplomatic issues in the west, Berlin offers a defence pact in the case that the Netherlands European territory is attacked.

    • Belgium Dip: We already agreed to your trade.
  • British Raj: India continues building its economy and military. The Indian population continues to grow slowly, as a few new farms are built most on rivers. New parts of roads are build and every a few houses are built in largest cities in India. The Indian Government grants women in Central Provinces to full voting rights, as women can vote in elections. Hindustani is declared as official language of India due to over 200 million Indians speaks Hindustani as its primary language. India accepts trade request from Dutch East Indies, beginning with selling rice to Dutch East Indies and buys Aluminium from Dutch East Indies.
  • Australia: We begin researching more advanced weaponry for the armed forces. We begin improving relations with New Zealand, and we other trade to any nation that will accept. We propose a trade deal with New Zealand concerning their sheep, and how we may aid them in spreading their trade.
    • New Zealand Diplomacy: We accept, as we can not supply our 60 million sheep (real number in OTL) at once.
  • New Zealand: Even though George Forbes' reforms and job creating, he still is unpopular, as Bill Parry's and Adam Hamilton's popularity grows. However, since popular Labour Party leader Harry Holland died in 1933, Bill Parry announces that he will candidate for Prime Minister in the 1938 General Election. We continue to trade with Australia and other countries. George Forbes continues to lose popularity, being blamed that New Zealand can not survive the Great Depression because of him, due to this, many United Party members quit, and many join the newly-founded Moderate Party, and former Reform Party member Taurekareka Henare becomes the leader of the Moderate Party, the amount of members leaving the United Party makes the political party to lose much popularity, and the political party is thrown into chaos, with several political parties forming from the United Party, ex. New United Party, National Defense Party, Liberal Unity Party. We try to be as neutral as possible in world politics. However, we state that we support the Kuomintang/Nationalists in the Chinese Civil War. We ask the Republic of China and the British Raj if we can buy some warships and aluminium.
  • Japan: The economy and infrastructure are the main goals of this years buildup. The buying of West Papua pleases the military and the general public, but many of those against militarization condemn it. A few of these people suddenly resign the next day. Trade with Europe grows, and bigger trade ships are built.  A 18 year old in Manchukuo self-immolates. Westernization of the military continues, and in Manchukuo work on building a mass numbers of bombers begins.
    • Manchukuo: Economy and Infrastructure improve.
    • Korea: Economy and infrastructure improve.
    • West Papua: Economy and Infrastructure improve.
  • Belgium: The industry is the key for Belgium, as its farming industries. The military and economy grows up. However, the President of Belgium, thinks the diplomatic issues might not happen, as he admits about the diplomacy. The standing population was higher than one million. As for the opportunities what will be the invasion coming.
  • Argentina: The first shipment of 20 T-26 tanks arrive as do the plans. The government begins to use those designs to make their own tanks. Our economy begins to recover as the government passes similar bills to the American New Deal. The US ambassador requests that Argentina ban the Communist Party, but the government refuses, although secretly they do send moles in.
  • Daes, no way you can't reverse engineer that fast, not a mod but definitely someone who knows what's being talked about. You wouldn't even be able to build prototypes much less reverse engineer stuff. -Feud
  • As a mod, Feud is right. At least wait another turn or two first. ~ Upvote
  • Hungary: Hungary heavily builds up its economy, and the Government begins slightly lowering taxes to attract immigrants. Hungary continues to invest in their military, because of its geographical location. The army, navy, and air force currently stands at 500,000 men. The economy and infrastructure buildup are the main goals for the upcoming year. (Military and Economy turn)
  • Switzerland's new-deal inspired polices begin to slowly take effect. Employment levels do increase, especially as people being to be employed in light arms production, the construction of larger public works and construction of new modern buildings in the cities, inspired by Bauhaus and art-deco in Germany and France. The government agrees to expanding the Swiss Redoubt both inside and along the borders, firstly to provide further employment and secondly for defense of the nations. Czech-style hedgehogs are built locally and integrated into the defenses. That year the Swiss Banking Act was passed, which allowed for anonymous numbered bank accounts The Swiss military is also interested in acquiring a number of Bofors 40mm guns from Sweden and are willing to engage in trade with a fellow neutral nation
    • ​Swedish Diplomacy: We agree to sell Bofors at a substantial sum of money..
  • Sweden: Work on improving the economy and military begins. The army, navy and air force continue to get more recruits at a peacetime rate. We start a basic welfare program, nothing major. We also seek to improve relations with the Soviet Union. We start researching Arctic Warfare due to our range in latitude. 
  • 'Saudi Arabia: The Newly birthed Kingdom continues to develop its military and economy. Resources remain scarce in the nation, with little fertile land existing in Arabia, the King accepts the American and Swiss offers to search for oil in Arabia, and in exchange, they will get 5% of the profits for the first ten years (post discovery) and preferential trade until the end of time.' The Saudi King begins to a program to re-purpose the little fertile land in the nation to increase domestic food production. Industry is also developed, though at a slower rate. With The Yemeni government rejecting our offer for peace, an army of 12,000 men, led by Crown Prince Saud, is deployed to defend the disputed territory from Yemeni Attackers. He is currently under strict orders to not attack the Yemeni yet. Ibn Saud seeks to modernize the Saudi Armed forces, which currently stands at about 40,000 men. We ask to purchase arms from any nations willing to sell arms. The Saudi Royal Navy and Saudi Royal Air Force are also expanded, with new planes and ships slated for construction based on old Ottoman designs. Shipyards and naval bases are also expanded to account for the planned naval expansion. The navy stands at 200 men and six ships, while the air force stands at 150 men and 40 aircraft.
  • Brazil: Getulio Vargas knowing that in Order to bring Brazil to a more powerful, influential and Stable society He begins the development of support for a few much needed reforms in the Brazilian government. Along side this he begins an increasingly deep centralization with his own armed forces allowing him to keep much needed control over the force. He looks to the future as well hoping to end the Great Depression in Brazil and in a solid attempt to grow local industry and break the declining agricultural cash crop export he begins a program to settle and develop the Amazon river as the Industrial powerhouse of South America. The process begins with the mass employ and promise of clear land of men who wish to turn much of the rivers surrounding forest into lumber and other products for industry. Vargas also in a bold move against some of his constituency burns some of the coffee farms product in order to drive the price for Coffee up again being the worlds largest exporter This also leads to a purchase in much coffee to avoid the utter bankruptcy of the many coffee plantation owners. Vargas mandates the use of purchase of domestic coal which since WW1 has began a rather sharp upswing in Brazil's economic fortunes. In Rio Grande Do Sul the Nation sees its first real minor economic expansion in years as the opening of a few new factories has proved to be profitable. Unable to really see a true end to the Great Depression Brazil begins to look for some help as the previous leading creditors and powers seem unable to save this Debacle of a global economy. This leads to a more friendly policy to currently resource hungry nations. Brazil decides to contact the Japanese government about establishing a trade deal for Rubber and other key industrial consumables as a major point to help expand their own capabilities. Vargas also seeing the poor state of the Brazilian military orders the development of a modernization program in order to push the Nations military into a new age. This leads to the beginning of development on some new weaponry and the planned modernization of Brazil's two battleships São Paulo and Minas Gerais. The modernization of both is expected to take almost two years and is to aid in the eventual expansion of Brazil into a leading world power. Brazil's population reaching 36.2 million. The Nation itself makes serious inroads in its Roadway system up the coasts. The Brazilian government receives and begins to train with the 200 M2 tanks that were purchased and begins to develop its own combat doctrine based around these tanks. With this though the vehicles inadequacies begin to be realized rather quickly as the Brazilian army begins considering taking apart some in order to begin the facilitation of its own domestic vehicles being produced.
  • Kingdom of Nepal (नेपाल अधिराज्य): Following the new reign of Juddha Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana, the Nepali government begins to attempt to modernize, albeit it is considered to be a feat hardly accomplishable without British aid. Moreover, due to the already numerous offspring off Juddha Shamsher, the succession issue continues to grow as the number of dissatisfied Rana dynasty members grows. Attempting to call for British aid, the Nepali government draws upon the treaty of perpetual peace and friendship signed in 1923, asking for help in developing the nation.
  • Austria: The coup attempt by the Fascist Party is met with heavy resistance from the Austrian Schutzbund, which is representing both the Austrian Communist Party, and the Austrian Socialist-Democratic Party. After long fighting in the early months of 1934, the Communist Schutzbund proves successful, especially after the Fascists losing their German support. The country's name is changed to the Volksrepublik Österreich, or the People's Republic of Austria. The army is renamed the Volksarmee, and conscripting begins for it to defend against the Germans in the north. An alliance is asked of the USSR.
  • In the United States, the Dust Bowl continues to plague the Great Plains. FDR signs the Securities Exchange Act into law, creating the US Securities and Exchange Commission. He also continues to enact other New Deal laws. The US continues to focus mostly on the economy but there is some military buildup, especially in the navy.
    • Venezuela Diplomacy to the USA: We will sell our oil to the USA for 90% going market prices over the next ten years if we are sold two M2_light_tanks, 2Felixstowe_F5L civil aricraft and two Ford_3-Ton_M1918 tanks, one Curtiss T-32 Condor II light bomber [2], 30 1917 Fordson Model F tractors [3], along with the license to make five more if needed.
  • Guatemala, following the socialist victory last year, begins to undergo major reforms. The nationalized land is distributed to peasants, to great excitement. With more money going to individual farmers, the Depression begins to lighten. A second coup attempt by right-wing elements of the Army is beaten off by Mayan paramilitaries, convincing the government of the necessity of reforming the army. Officers are replaced with Mayans and socialists loyal to the new regime, along with hired foreigners, including White Russians and Republican Spanish. The military begins to retrain, but remains hampered by its lack of arms. The government mobilizes prisoners to improve the country's infrastructure, building new roads and improving harbours. Guatemala requests to buy arms from any nation willing to sell.
  • United Kingdom: The sun never sets on the British Empire! King George V continues his rule, which has now lasted for 33 years. The Prime Minister is Ramsay MacDonald. He is the first Labour Party Prime Minister in British history. The United Kingdom and her colonies are reeling from the Great Depression. The economy is in free-fall with no signs of stopping. The nation, which is still war weary from the Great War, warns against the regime in Germany, stating that it is a sure-fire way that will only lead to the Treaty of Versailles being repealed and German aggression returning. This speech is well-received in some audiences, but others dismiss it. With the rapidly faltering economy, support for the Liberal Party increases. Frontrunner Sir Herbert Samuel leads the Liberal Party as of 1933. He begins working with the colonies to gather support for the Liberal Party. Liberal Party sentiment grows in Scotland. As of the end of this year, Sir Herbert Samuel seems to have garnered much support for his run as Prime Minister in the upcoming General Elections. In the meantime, Ramsay MacDonald's health is faltering, leading to ineffective rule. In October, Newfoundland returns to Crown Colony status after acute economic crisis. Experimental radar technology is tested along the English Channel. Budget cuts for the military continue into this year in order to save the British economy. There are roughly 400,000 people in the British Army. The powerful British Navy also sees budget cuts; it owns 208 ships as of the end of this year. While this is still a massive navy, it is a drain on resources and money for the United Kingdom.
  • Denmark: In Denmark, Christian X rules as King, with Thorvauld Stauning as his Prime Minister. The economy improves only slightly, as the Great Depressions continues to strangle the country. The Rigsdag, the parliament of Denmark, is puzzled by yet another coup in Germany, but is glad that Hitler is out of power. The parliament officially recognizes Germany as a democracy, but one under an unacceptable military rule. Relations are once more extended to Britain and France, as well as Austria. In cultural news, many socialist/Communist groups in Denmark are invigorated over the fall of Fascism in Germany and Austria, with many calling on Stauning to institute a much greater socialist doctrine in Denmark.
    • Iceland: In Iceland, Kristjan X rules as King, with Asgeir Asgeirsson as his Prime Minister. The economy in Iceland performs much better than in mainland Denmark, and many people find jobs in the fishing and lumber industries. The Althing of Iceland is similarly worried about Nazi Germany.
    • Greenland: Greenland remains a personal territory of Denmark and has very little autonomy of its own. Godthab is the largest town and is the de facto capital of Greenland.

China: The Fifth Encirclement Campaign against the Jianxi Soviet continues with much military success by the Nationalists and the Fujian People's Government is crushed. As a result of these two successes and the arrival of German volunteers, Nationalist morale is very high. Chiang Kai-shek uses this time of high morale to improve the economy and infrastructure of China, implementing much needed agricultural reforms and infrastructure in the nation (railroads, factories, schools, and hospitals.) Meanwhile, Chiang Kai-shek launches a campaign to make remove corruption out of the KMT and make it more efficient in governing China. Politically the Nationalists are drifting away from the Soviets and drifting toward the Nazis. The main reason is because of the Soviet invasion of Xinjiang, where the Soviets regarded the Nationalist Ma Generals as Warlords which resulted in the Nationalists being offended and relations between the Nationalists and the Soviets further polarized. The German Volunteer offer also shifts the Nationalists supporting the Germans. The Chinese Communists, however, are happy that the Nationalists were invaded as they regard them as warlords and gives them some fighting strength. The Chinese Communists, however, are outnumbered and out supplied and on the verge of collapse, thus the Chinese Communist request supplies and weapons the USSR. Meanwhile, the Warlords still fight to maintain control of what they still have. (I apologize for not posting this earlier, a lot of things came up that prevented me from posting this earlier.)

1934.5

Afghanistan and the Soviet Union join the League of Nations.

Political parties are banned in Bulgaria.

A fire on an ocean liner off the New Jersey coast kills 134 people.

A typhoon in Japan kills 3,036 people. Later in the year, a tornado kills 1660 and damages rice harvests.

A gas explosion in northern Wales kills 266 people.

Wheat harvest in the United Kingdom reaches an all time low as the nation struggles to right its economy, which remains in tatters. A famine strikes in the latter parts of the year.

  • Second Spanish Republic: After a long awaited, scheduled election, Niceto Alcalá-Zamora comes to power after a close vote. After Niceto talked with the mining corporations, the talks went extremely bad, and the value of the companies continues to drop. To add insult to injury, miners start to strike for higher wages and more healthcare benefits. He says in his inaugural speech "La industria minera en ruinas, sólo un liderazgo fuerte puede traer renovar el gran poder que tenía." which translates to "The Mining industry in in ruins, only strong leadership can bring renew the great power it had." "Niceto also states in his inguaral speech. España tiene el potencial para convertirse en una gran potencia en Europa, con el liderazgo correcto, economía y equilibrio militar." which translates to "Spain has the potential to become a great power in Europe, with the right leadership, economy and military balance." Desperate for investors in the mining industry, Spain reaches out to the Soviet Union to invest and fund Spanish mining corporations to help turn around the Spanish economy. [Mil/Econ Turn]
  • Guatemala: requests a trade deal with Spain, and also wishes to purchase artillery and small rms.
  • Turkey: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk maintained his position as the the 1st President of the Republic of Turkey. Known to be a keen supporter of his very own ideology, Kemalism; he implemented laws in order to bring forth sweeping political, social, cultural and religious reforms which would separate Turkey from Ottoman tradition and embrace Westernized way of living. However, Mustafa surely did not believe that a Westernized Turkey was bound to reach success for economic reforms too had to be implemented. This involved the construction of a cotton print factory and a Turkish aircraft factory at Istanbul as well as many factories through the nation. Many state-owned factories for agriculture and textile industries too were handed over to private owners and Mustafa initiated the start of model farms which were setup in large number throughout the state, and in turn privatized whilst the state itself invested its budget on construction of a railroad system to link the entire state of Turkey. The Central Bank of Turkey was established primarily to look over the exchange rate, however; government funds and Turkish reserves. However, the government was particular in nationalizing all Turkey tobacco farms in order to set about a complete monopoly over its export. Generally, Mustafa promoted literacy and education in Turkey, and had in total; invested 3% of the GDP for education. Moreover, being a Turkish Nationalist; he encouraged education in Turkish and was supportive of the spread of Turkish culture. But all the while, he made sure to keep maintain law and order in Turkey by initiating the establish of the Federal Espionage and Security Force [FESF] which basically acted as an authoritarian force to look over crime. The FESF was also kept as a secretive group to exist for counter-intelligence missions. The Turkish military itself stood at 250,000 men, although it was poorly equipped and utilised World War I era weapons. Turkey also served to export the large number of minerals, being abundant in chromite, boron, iron ore, copper. The Turkish President, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk upon Germany his return from Germany directs the Foreign Minister of Turkey to visit Germany and discuss the Communist threat. 
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved, and some new roadways are built. More Buddhist temples are also built.
  • Venezuela: We still struggle under the Great Depression. Infrastructure is improved, with some new roadways being built. We continue with the water and road improvements. A literacy campaign starts in Mérida and Coro. A few rubber plantations are planted. We still nationalising various privately owned rubber plantations, compensating the various minor firms, as lowered prices are now used.

    • Venezeuela: We will think about it.

    • Venezuela Dip' to Germany: We take up the offer! We will sell our oil to you for only 90% of the going market prices for 15 years if we are sold 25 Gewehr 98 rifles, two Panzer_I tanks, two Dornier Do 10 light fighters, five Dornier Komet pasinger plains, along with the licence to make five more Dornier Komets if needed.
    • Ummm ... Venezuela you do realize I'm still restricted in sales right? I can't sell those things because officially I don't have them, I can sell you the rifles, though.
    • OK, sorry for the oversight.
    • Venezuela Dip' to Germany: We are not interested.
    • Brazil: Requests that Venezuela allow for eventual development of the oil fields into joint Brazilian/Venezuelan corporations in order to increase production and profitability. We also look to start the formation of an economic bloc between Argentina, Venezuela and Brazil. 
    • Venezuela Dip' to Brazil: We are intresed in taking this further, but will it include my trade partner Guatemala?
    • Brazil Dip: It's a distinct possibility but With President Vargas intent on greater South American political, military, and economic development Guatemala may have to be regulated into a client status in the agreement rather than a fully regarded member. This will still allow for multiple protections provided by the future organization.
    • Venezuela Dip' to Brazil: OK.
    • Argentinian Diplomacy: We agree to trade these weapons and licenses for oil. We request to purchase oil for $1 per barrel.
    • Venezuela Dip' to Argentina: OK.
  • 'Saudi Arabia: 'The Newly birthed Kingdom continues to develop its military and economy. Resources remain scarce in the nation, with little fertile land existing in Arabia, the King accepts the American and Swiss offers to search for oil in Arabia, and in exchange, they will get 5% of the profits for the first ten years (post discovery) and preferential trade until the end of time.' The Saudi King begins to a program to re-purpose the little fertile land in the nation to increase domestic food production. Industry is also developed, though at a slower rate. With The Yemeni government rejecting our offer for peace, an army of 12,000 men, led by Crown Prince Saud, is deployed to defend the disputed territory from Yemeni Attackers. He is currently under strict orders to not attack the Yemeni yet. Ibn Saud seeks to modernize the Saudi Armed forces, which currently stands at about 40,000 men. We ask to purchase arms from any nations willing to sell arms. The Saudi Royal Navy and Saudi Royal Air Force are also expanded, with new planes and ships slated for construction based on old Ottoman designs. Shipyards and naval bases are also expanded to account for the planned naval expansion. The navy stands at 200 men and six ships, while the air force stands at 150 men and 40 aircraft. Seeing as the British are downsizing their navies, we request to purchase some old or outdated ships. All of the military expansion programs lead the nation to debt. As such, a three-part plan is put into effect. The first part increases the tax that must be paid when Muslims make the pilgrimage to the holy cities. The second is to cut spending on public works. The third is to increase the search for oil.
  • Guatemala continues to redistribute land and reconstruct its infrastructure. new reforms, including official bilingualism, improved welfare, better worker protection laws, and new farming practices, are put in place. Tensions rise with Honduras over territorial and ideological disputes. Seeking to defend itself, the military modernizes, with new training and rearmament being put in place. Reserves are trained and limited conscription put in place, at least theoretically, although funding issues mean this is sporadic in reality. Guatemala asks to buy arms from any nation willing to sell.
  • Guatemala requests a trade deal with Japan. It also requests to buy small arms and machine guns from Sweden, and asks to buy five Polikarpov I-5 fighters from the Soviet Union.
    • Venezuela Dip' to Guatemala: We will sell 25 old Colt M1873 revolvers we got from the USA years ago to Guatemala.
    • Guatemala; Gratefully accepts the Venezuelan offer.
    • Swedish Diplomacy: We accept the request, the majority of the population seeing Sweden as a neutral nation.
  • Sweden: Work on improving the economy and military begins. The army, navy and air force continue to get more recruits at a peacetime rate. We start a basic welfare program, nothing major. We also seek to improve relations with the Soviet Union. We start researching Arctic Warfare due to our range in latitude. 
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union continues to prosper under the leadership of the great Comrade Stalin, although the central government begins to become conflicted over problems forming in various fields. The slow industrialization continues to march at a slow pace, but some are unsatisfied with the slow progress. In the military, discontent rises from the poor operation of the war in Xinjiang. While relatively successful for Soviet forces, the high cost in manpower and armored vehicles signifies significant problems that may not be tenable in future conflicts. As such, several begin to rally in secret behind Mikhail Tukhachevsky who is known for his rivalry with Stalin. While nothing comes of it yet, the situation could further ignite and cause problems for the central government and the people. In international affairs, the Soviet Union begins to take a tentative step forward by joining the League of Nations and also beginning to explore the idea of exporting Communism to other nations. Austria, as the fourth nation in Europe to accept and hold Communism, is lauded in Soviet propaganda and the Soviet Union begins exporting weapons and supplies to the Austrians. Similar exports, including planes, are sent the Guatemalan Mayans who are similarly praised for their efforts. The CCP is aided as well. 
    • Mongolia: Persecution of monks and other Buddhist follows continues at a steady pace. 
    • Tuva: Persecution continues as normal. Not much happens here, since it is a sparesly populated country. The people are perfectly happy due to the gifts of Communism, however, and nothing could possibly be improved. /s
    • East Turkestan People's Republic: A provisional government is established to rule over the newly liberated area. Due to the population of Kazakhs and Uyghurs, the area is named the East Turkestan People's Republic for the time being. (This is assuming UT is ok with this, if not, it may be removed.)
    • (UT is both okay and not okay with this, as UT is both the Nationalists and the Communists. The Communists are fine with it, the Nationalists are not. Well the Nationalists are happy that there was a cease fire and the invasion ended, but not happy that the land was taken away without a formal treaty and are mad that you called them Warlords as they had the Ma General's in the area. The (other) Xinjang warlords of northern Xinjiang (now East Turkestan People's Republic are angry, however, as you took their land. But it meta UT okay with this? Yes. Only I am not UT, I am KK. Or am I?)
    • Austrian Dip: We request to buy 100 T-28, 250 T-26, 400 T-27 tankettes, and 500 BA-3/6 armoured cars. We also request to buy 200 I-16 'Ishak' fighters. We also request the blueprints of the tanks so we may produce them in Austria.
    • Soviet Diplomacy: Granted, over time. For logistics reasons, not all of this can be sent at the present time. 
  • German Reich: Paul von Hindenburg passes away much to the dismay of the reich. His successor as Regent-Marschall is Werner von Blomberg while Oskar von Hindenburg remains the Reichkanzler. The regime formally allows individual politicians and political parties friendly to the right wing cause to reform forming a puppet Reichstag known as the Vater Koalition (fatherland coalition). The Vater Koalition continues to pass laws developed by the military, aiding in the remilitarization of Germany's industrial complex, and expanding the reserves by enlisting new "recruits and volunteers" along with a slow process of integrating the various paramilitary organizations into the military institution. Outraged at the rise of a Communist government in Austria Berlin demands that the Communists step down and return power to the Austro-Fascists. Using the rise of a Communist government in Austria as propaganda, the government expands its efforts to raise awareness of the RED DANGER to the Reich. Germany once more requests that France and Britain let Germany remilitarize to protect itself from the Communist threat. All anti-semite propaganda comes to an effective end as anti-Communism and anti-slavism starts to take over the propaganda machine. Efforts to restore German social morality begin as a new education system is instituted based on the old empire traditions and mentality with a focus on martial fitness, national pride, awareness, and the so called Prussian morales. Efforts to fund the anti-Communists in Austria begin, with arms and paramilitary ready to aid the counter revolution should it arise. Cultural development continues as conservative values start to grow in importance again, and a neo-classical and neo-romanticist movement develop. The German scientific community continues to flourish under the new regime which funds its development. Engineering, aeronautics, and physics receive a majority of government funding. A prototype panzer and fighter plane are developed in secret and put forward for testing in eastern Prussia. Industrial growth and stabilization of the economy continues thanks to the new policies taken by the government, unemployment starts falling for the first time since the 1929 crash. To further Germany's diplomatic goals, Berlin asks to rejoin the League of Nations, and requests that Britain, France, and Poland attend talks to talk about revisions to the treaty of Versailles on the bases of mutual understanding and making amends in the name of peace and order in Europe. The Reich welcomes all nations who oppose Communism to send delagates to Berlin to help develop counter-measures against the spread of Communism. 
    • Greek Diplomacy: The Greek ambassador in Berlin informs Germany that our country would like to join an anti-Communist pact.
    • French Dip: We agree to meet with the German delegates.
    • Holy See: We wish to meet with the German leaders to discuss the rise of Communism in Austria and how Europe can work together to end it.
    • Turkish - German Diplomacy: The Republic of Turkey requests the German Reich for the purchasal of 150,000 rifles, along with the request; a letter is sent. "It is considered our utmost need to protect our nation from any threat, and verily; it has come to our notice that the Soviet Union exists as a threat to the interests of the German Reich and it would would a total strategic failure for the Germans for if the Soviet Union was to ever gain a gateway into the Middle East through Turkey. It is not hidden from us that the German Reich will eventually have to depend upon Turkey to act as a deterrent to the Soviet expansion and will eventually have to look our way. Indeed, the Turks can not take a stand against Communism unless we are offered support by the German Reich and this support can surely be extended in the form of military aid. We look forward to the reply from the government of Oskar von Hindenburg".
    • German Dip:'' Germany agrees.
    • Yugoslavian Dip: We can send spies and assassins to help kill Communist people if you need help.
  • Iran: Effort to spread western ideas into our country continue but Communism is banned in our country, We ask Germany for support in the modernization of our country. A groups of expert return from Europe and take an active role along secular Iraqi to help modernize our institution. We require a trade agreement with Saudi Arabia to improve the relation between our two nations.
  • Argentina: We begin to use the design of the T-26 light tank and adapt it. The military begins to design its own machine gun based off the DP medium machine gun. They also begin to work on modernizing the tank by mlaking a more powerful main gun. They also begin to plan a tank production factory. The economy continues to slowly improve, although the government's aid packages and work crews continue to operate.
    • Venezuela Dip' to Argentina: We make an offer! We will sell our oil to you for only 90% of the going market prices for 25 years, if we are sold 25 Chiesanuova Bolt Action Rifles and ten Lehnar Submachine Gun, along with the licence to make 25 more of each if needed.
    • Brazilian Dip: We offer an opportunity to continue growing closer relations wise in order to facilitate the future creation of a larger economic and possibly military bloc between Brazil, Argentina, and Venezuela.
    • Argentinian Diplomacy: We agree to both Brazil and Venezuela's request.
  • Greece: The military continues developing, with currently around 300,000 men in the armed services (while a new 15,000 recruits have begun training). The navy has 34 ships and the air force has 78 aircraft (as in OTL). Factories are being prepared to construct more guns, bullets, and aircraft as part of the reformation of the Hellenic Armed Forces. The troops are being trained and given more ammunition. The general staff plans on organizing military drills next year to make sure it is combat capable. Additional border troop formations continue withdrawing from the Bulgarian border now that everything there is stabilized, leaving the usual number of border guards. Meanwhile, the republican government is leaning heavily toward reinstating George II as the King of Greece (will happen in 1935, as in OTL). Greece would like to established diplomatic relations with the new regime in Bulgaria. [Mod response].
  • Swiss scientific and technological research projects are vastly expanded, especially in the fields of energy and oil exploration. Private enterprises invest a lot in these fields, as well as in lighting devices and as ever, fine watches. The Saudi-Helvetian Petroleum Company is formally set up to bigin work in Saudi Arabia. In regards to the international sphere, the government expresses its concern at German remilitarization and the radical Communist turn of events in Austria, but does wish to maintain peaceful, cordial relations with both nations. To better secure its national integrity, the government continues the expansion and fortification of the Swiss redoubt, including the addition of newly acquired antiaircraft guns and other anti-tank and wheeled vehicle defenses. The first women formally join the military, though for the moment only in reservist and home defense units. All citizens having completed military service not active in the military will be required to undertake yearly "refresher" training, including basic first aid. Current soldiers undergo strict training, inspired by the Swiss Reisläufer and old Prussian military. A number of the best trained soldiers are formed into crack Alpine units. Laws passed in most cantons now require houses to have bomb shelters, to complement public ones and all citizens are issued with gas masks and taught how to use them. In order to be prepared for the worst, large cities begin air-raid drills, which are seen as unnecessary by many but nonetheless take place rather effectively. Politically the leftist government is still widely supported due to their efforts to the economy, though some begin to feel already that spending should be cut back, and in some areas conservatives begin to see support rise. There is also discussion to potentially implement the post of a formal head of state. Switzerland would like to enquire with the British about any opportunity to assist in potential oil exploration in Kuwait, which could benefit from the Swiss' involvemnt in Saudi Arabia.
  • Brazil: Vargas unable to gain support for further reforms has managed to stave off some political repurcussion due to the virtue of him agreeing to not pass any more reforms in the next few years. Vargas, however, having managed to make a few relatively good decisions for his nations industrial base begins expanding industrial capability in the southern areas of Brazil with the opening of a new Automotive factory. Surprisingly enough its owned by a local businessman that managed to salvage enough money to buy equipment from American automotive factories that were shut down or shutting down. Vargas himself goes on a personal visit to the Brazilian interior and sees much of his work in politics being applied to the northern and interior sectors of Brazil. The Brazilian government has used its own corporations and hired workers clearing key resources and settlement territory into the Brazilian interior Guarded by the military. The first settlements and resource sites have been set up just up the amazon river. The Success of this program surprises Vargas but with the ability to gain land, a prosperous job, and lifelong prosperity draws thousands of Brazilians from the overcrowded coasts. Vargas in general promotes many of the people living in the favelas to travel to these new developing towns hoping to expand these into major cities. So far only a few cities have more than a few thousand people but population density continues to expand. Brazil's military continues many of its projects managing to guard official numbers of funding being diverted through various threats and deals with Vargas himself. The Military has managed to begin the development of a fast moving attack doctrine based off the Acquired American tanks and the Brazilian forces in general have made good progress. The Brazilian army sees the need to expand its own domestic production capability and begins to draw up designs for its own tanks with prototypes to be presented within the next six months. Some foreign advisors from Germany are brought in to consult as a privately paid venture. The Brazilian air force is also essentially non-existent and key investments into Aeronautics begins to pay off with the acquisition of Air craft engines from various sources providing much needed insight into the governments military expansion. The Navy remains just as it was currently with the Two battleships still undergoing the final stages of their refit even acquiring new modern Main batteries and fire control systems as well as training in new naval doctrines. The Brazilian Admiralty remains skeptical on how to pass naval expansion to Vargas or his upper tier advisors but by the new fiscal year they notice a noticeable increase in the budget. This all does have a somewhat profound impact on Brazil's economy as while the economy is starting to recover the mass spending has put many into a worried state that this will just cause another crash even worse than before. Brazil begins to finalize its major influences over Paraguay and Uruguay with scheduled meetings to discuss trade deals and joining a trade sphere within the next few years. Offers are sent to repair bad relations present from previous issues. Brazil asks the italians for Stategic naval advisors as well as the expansion of the industry base to support a domestically built navy. Brazil also asks to order one of the Italians massive modern battleships. With the aggreement sealed with the Italians the Brazilian government immediately hires out multiple advisors from the Italian navy in order to modernize and begin the transformation of Brazil's Navy.
    • Is it plausible for Brazil to vassalize something this quickly that is so culturally different (especially Uruguay)?
    • Actually Uruguay has historically been a Brazilian client state at least until recent history, and Uruguay in the north has a very unique culture that is a mix of Portuguese and Spanish culture, this same culture can be found in southern Brazil. 
    • They are still both extremely low population states that combined still leave me with like 27x their population size. If Brazil ever really wanted to these nations could be wiped off the map (and at one point Paraguay pretty much was.)
    • Just don't see Uruguay under its current gov. going to that status with Brazil.
    • German Dip: The Reich requests a trade agreement with Brazil. 
    • Brazilian Dip: We Agree.
    • Italy Dip: We agree, we should have some material over in a year or two.
    • Argentinian Dip: We offer Brazil a mutual defense pact, technology trade agreement, and possibly form a South American Defense organization.
    • Venezuela Dip' to Italy: We offer you a trade deal and oil. We offer you our oil and woulld like to buy 15 Caproni Ca.97 civil utility aircraft as well. 
  • France: France begins to renovate and improve its industry after seeing the Germany's new economic machine, and begin to try to compete with the Germans. France continues to build up its military due to the growing Communist threat in Eastern Europe. We try to improve our economy with a few government programs to help aid its recovery. The freeing up of colonial holdings and giving them more power has allowed France to free up some excess funds to help maintain its current military, slowly upgrade it, and to help out the shot economy. We continue to maintain relations with our allies and trade partners. We also agree to German Diplomatic offers to meet (Military turn)
  • Vatican City: Pius backs the former Fascist regime in Austria and congratulates Germany on ending its anti-Semitic propaganda. Pius wishes to meet with leaders of Europe over the next year to discuss the rise of Communism and Pius addresses this in his Christmas Day speech and radio broadcast. The pope visits countries around Italy and builds relations with Catholic leaders. (Dip turn).
  • Hungary: Hungary's Government stops lowering taxes. Hungary continues to invest in their military, because of its geographical location. The army, navy, and air force currently stands at 700,000 men, many of them not Hungarian. Hungary also continues developing their infrastructure, especially in major cities. The economy and infrastructure buildup are the main goals for the upcoming year. (Military and Infrastructure turn)
  • New Zealand: With the next general election being in 1935, it is highly expected that George Forbes will lose his post as Prime Minister, with either Bill Parry or Harry Rushworth winning. The Moderate Party does very well, although it is not large enough to be in the Parliament. As the Fascist regimes in Austria and Germany have now collapsed, we offer relations to them. Trade of sheep with Australia continues, and we also continue to trade with other countries. We offer help to the UK as a dangerous famine has struck them. We ask the United States of America if we can buy four M2 light tank's  in exchange for 10,000 dollars being sent to the US, and we also ask the United Kingdom if we can buy two Vickers Medium Mark II tanks for the same amount money. We also ask France if we can buy the South Porvince of New Caledonia for 50 Million.(Military and Infrastructure turn)
  • Australia: We continue adding New Zealand in trading its sheep-related products, and begin building up our own military. We recruit over 100,000 men for the standing army, and begin training them in the best possible way.
  • Netherlands: We improve military and economy. We offer trade agreements to Belgium, UK, Germany and France. The standing military has 60.000 troops. The current queen is Wilhelmina. She is 53 years old. Henri Winkelman is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. A new political party is started, called NNF (Nederlands Nationaal Front (Dutch National Front)). It is right-winged. NNF begins gaining ground, and it is on the way to becoming a major political party. The next elections are in 1937, unless the government breaks earlier. We offer an alliance to the German Reich. 
    • Dutch Guiana: We improve military and economy. 
    • Netherlands Antilles: We improve military and economy
    • Dutch East Indies: We improve military and economy. We offer trade to Siam, British Raj and the British East Indies. 
  • Belgium: Brussels military are expecting normal plan. But their goal is for the lessons to learn. Improvement are economy and military. Expects a good military and navy, the weapons not recruited yet on these troops. The standing troops is 45,000.
  • Yugoslavia: We continue build up our military and navy. Farming is our biggest industry. We continue to improve the infrastructure of the nation. Roads and railway are continuing to be built around the nation. Factories continue to build weapons and battleships for the navy and military. We start to build up our cities into metropolis. Birth rates are starting to increase. We ask to join the League of Nations. Riots start in some place to oppose the ruling of the PM and the King. Some people want to make the nation democratic like the USA and establish a presidency with one ruler. When word goes out of the riots throughout the nation the PM thinks about assassinating the King to set up a democratic nation. The PM starts to train his own special troops. A border control team is set up mostly on the Austrian and Albanian borders.
  • Canada: Canada works on establishing the oil industry, and growing the economy in general. We also build up our military, especially in the east, and we ask to purchase aircraft and submarines, and we could trade oil for them. We build some submarines and station them near the maritime provinces and the St. Lawrence River. We are now in good shape after the depression, as our eceonomy has grown for a year and a half straight. We ask again for Britain to grant our complete independence, and if they grant it, we ask for other countries to recognize us as a country. 
  • Canada, while very much caring, was independent as of 1931 and still had major exclusive ties to Britain which linked their economies and militaries. Also calm down with your industry you are not a major war power in terms of naval and aircraft power -Feud'
    • ​Wheat and cattle farming are a good source of early income. Begin to expand farming on the Prairies of Canada since the British need your food exports. - River Nile
  • Canada became independent in 1931, Feud is correct. ~ Upvote
  • Canada more or less gave less of a crap about their foreign relations to some major degree, they still let the British decide their foreign policy for a good part of it mostly due to the longstanding relation. This continued well into the 50's -Feud
  • In the United States, nothing happens in particular. FDR continues to pass New Deal laws. The US economy begins to repair and there is some mild buildup of the navy, more specifically the Pacific fleet. Most things continue as they were last year and the military occupation of Haiti continues.
  • Japan: Military and Infrastructure improves. Militarization of the government causes innovation in technology. This also shows in the ever increasing ultranationalism of the public and thus larger numbers of new recruits. Among the ideas flooding the streets is Pan-Asianism and anti colonialism. Resentment against Britain and France grows.
    • Manchukuo: Infrastructure and military improves.
    • Korea: Infrastructure and Military improves.
    • West Papua: infrastructure and Military improves.
  • British Raj: India continues building its economy and military. The Indian population continues to grow slowly, as a few new farms are built most on rivers. New parts of roads are build and every a few houses are built in largest cities in India. Meanwhile, in Pune in India, a Indian writer begins writing on his first book called - Meet the Sweetest Folk.
  • Seriously Eric? That stuff again? 
  • Monaco: The nation of Monaco again asks for a non-aggression pact with the nation of France and the nation of Italy, to ensure our nation's immediate security from foreign invasion. Football becomes increasingly popular in our nation, with the local team, AS Monaco FC, attracting large crowds. Plans are made for a large football stadium in Monaco, which will be able to hold over 18,000 people. The government puts a big interest in attracting tourism from neighboring nations into our borders. The popular Monte Carlo Casino is expanded to grow the gambling industry. Another popular attraction is the Monaco Grand Prix, which becomes one of Europe's most prestigious races. The Opéra de Monte-Carlo and the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra is supported by the government in order to promote the arts in our nation. The military of Monaco, used primarily for internal policing, is expanded with the help of France, to create a local task force in case of attack. With Fascism seemingly on the rise in nearby nations, the government passes a law allowing for military training. A few thousand people are listed for training in the next few years, with 300 men being called into active service, and 600 placed in reserve. Arms are purchased from France, most notably a stockpile of MAS 1873 revolvers, Lebel Model 1886 rifles, Modèle 1892 revolvers, MAS-36 rifles, MAS-49 rifles. Recent meetings with the Captain Regents of San Marino and the Prince of Liechtenstein result in a conference this year at Oslo, which finalize the creation of an alliance and economic union, known as the Union of Nonaligned Monetary States. San Marino, Monaco, the Vatican, and Liechtenstein are declared the organization’s founding members, while Luxembourg and Andorra are sent formal invitations to join. Similarly the Vatican’s Bernardino Nogara is invited to serve as the organization’s first financial head.
  • Austria: The national anthem is changed to Edelweiss Arbeiter von Wien (Workers from Vienna). The new tanks and planes start being received. We create the Volkspanzerkorps and the Volksluftwaffe. We continue to improve the military. An alliance offer is sent to the USSR.
  • Sorry, you can't choose Edelweiss as your national anthem. That's a Rogers and Hammerstein song from 1959 and not a folk song.
  • Denmark: In Denmark, Christian X rules as King, with Thorvauld Stauning as his Prime Minister. The economy improves only slightly, as the Great Depressions continues to strangle the country. The Rigsdag, the parliament of Denmark, is puzzled by yet another coup in Germany, but is glad that Hitler is out of power. The parliament officially recognizes Germany as a democracy, but one under an unacceptable military rule. Relations are once more extended to Britain and France, as well as Austria. In cultural news, many socialist/Communist groups in Denmark are invigorated over the fall of Fascism in Germany and Austria, with many calling on Stauning to institute a much greater socialist doctrine in Denmark.
    • Iceland: In Iceland, Kristjan X rules as King, with Asgeir Asgeirsson as his Prime Minister. The economy in Iceland performs much better than in mainland Denmark, and many people find jobs in the fishing and lumber industries. The Althing of Iceland is similarly worried about Nazi Germany.
    • Greenland: Greenland remains a personal territory of Denmark and has very little autonomy of its own. Godthab is the largest town and is the de facto capital of Greenland.

China: The Fifth Encirclement Campaign against the Jiangxi Soviet is completed and the Jiangxi Soviet is eliminated. This is a glorious victory for the KMT and a bitter defeat for the CCP. The defeat is so bitter for the CCP that they are forced to retreat, to go on the Long March and the KMT pursue to the Communists. It is seen as the end of the Communists, but aid from the Soviet Union gives the Communists a glimmer of hope. Meanwhile, the victory gives an extreme boost of morale to the Nationalists. With the Nationalist victory, Chiang Kai-Shek gives a speech “Nationalists, today we have achieved a great victory against the Communists with the elimination of Jiangxi Soviet and now they are retreating on their Long March, today we are victorious. But that battle is not over, for our enemy is on the retreat, and they must be eliminated. Another enemy, however, must also be eliminated. This enemy is not an external one but an internal one, this enemy is corruption and inefficiency. In order for us to be successful, we must cleanse and purge corruption and inefficiency out of us. That is the only way for us to have an effective military, a stabilized economy, and a strong industry. In order to gain these things, we must follow the military and industrial model of Germany, thus we must reorganize the military according to the German Model as well as modernize our industry according to the German Model, which is Nationalising the industries and creating incentives for the people to work on the industry. On the topic of the people, we must also appeal to the people more by directly helping them, for this will be the key to our success, and to our ultimate victory.” This announcement set the course for military, industrial, economic, political, and social reform and a general National campaign to improve Nationalist China. The Communists are also pursued. Military and Infra turn.

1935.0

Persia is renamed as Iran.

The dust bowl affects much of the American mid-west.

An earthquake strikes (Balochistan earthquake) Pakistan, killing 40,000.

Mrw theres no such thing as Pakistan in 1935.

We could just say OTL Pakistan.

Actually the name Pakistan did already exist, albeit as Pakstan. So technically it's correct.

Yes, you're correct in stating that the name Pakistan existed but not a single person in India ever referred to the areas that now form Pakistan as 'Pakistan' because the All India Muslim League never adopted the demand for the creation of a Muslim-majority state until 1940. 

  • Turkey: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk maintained his position as the the first president of the Republic of Turkey. Known to be a keen supporter of his very own ideology, Kemalism; he implemented laws in order to bring forth sweeping political, social, cultural and religious reforms which would separate Turkey from Ottoman tradition and embrace Westernized way of living. However, Mustafa surely did not believe that a Westernized Turkey was bound to reach success for economic reforms too had to be implemented. This involved the construction of a cotton print factory and a Turkish aircraft factory at Istanbul as well as many factories through the nation. Many state-owned factories for agriculture and textile industries too were handed over to private owners and Mustafa initiated the start of model farms which were setup in large number throughout the state, and in turn privatized whilst the state itself invested its budget on construction of a railroad system to link the entire state of Turkey. The Central Bank of Turkey was established primarily to look over the exchange rate, however; government funds and Turkish reserves. However, the government was particular in nationalizing all Turkey tobacco farms in order to set about a complete monopoly over its export. Generally, Mustafa promoted literacy and education in Turkey, and had in total; invested 3% of the GDP for education. Moreover, being a Turkish Nationalist; he encouraged education in Turkish and was supportive of the spread of Turkish culture. But all the while, he made sure to keep maintain law and order in Turkey by initiating the establish of the Federal Espionage and Security Force [FESF] which basically acted as an authoritarian force to look over crime. The FESF was also kept as a secretive group to exist for counter-intelligence missions. The Turkish military itself stood at 250,000 men, although it was poorly equipped and utilised World War I era weapons. Turkey also served to export the large number of minerals, being abundant in chromite, boron, iron ore, copper. The purchase of 150,000 rifles from the German Reich is considered a great moment in the history of the Turkish Armed Forces. However, keeping in mind the desire to upgrade the navy and the air force; the Zafer Project is initiated to develop the Turkish military although it is well known that this shall be a long project. Meanwhile, fortifications and trenches are dug in Eastern Anatolia near the border with the USSR due to the territorial claims that Armenia SFSR held over Turkey and a major port is to be constructed at Erdimir which would serve to establish greater Turkish control on the Black Sea. [Mil/Eco Turn]
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved, and some new roadways are built. More Buddhist Temples are also built.
  • Venezuela: We still struggle under the Great Depression Infrastructure is improved, and some new roadways are built. We continue with the water and road improvements. A literacy campaign continues in Mérida and Coro. A few rubber and sugar plantations are planted. We end nationalising various privately owned rubber plantations since it is now completed, compensating the various minor firms, as lowered prices are now used. The oil industry grows due to Spain, Brazil's and Argentina's usage of it. As it grows we we have a labour shortage request Latin people that have no hpe at home come to our nation as we need ~20,000 skilled and semi-skilled workers over the next ten years- Spain and Italy are aproced for immigrants as in reality [[4]] and [[5]].
    • Venezuela Dip' to Italy: We offer you a trade deal. We offer you our oil and fruit. We would like to buy 15 Caproni Ca.97 civil utility aircraft and five L3/33 was a tankettes of of Italy. We would like Italy to give us technical help in our oil industry.
    • Venezuela Dip' to Portugal: We offer you a trade deal and some of our oil.
      • Portuguese Diplomacy: We accept.
    • Venezuela Dip' to Mexico: We offer you a trade deal and some of our oil.
    • Venezuela Dip' to Peru: We offer you a trade deal and some of our oil.
    • Venezuela Dip' to Vatican: We offer you a small trade deal and would like the Pope to visit our Catholic nation.
  • Brazil: Vargas, seeing what only a few years have done for Brazil, officially begins the development of a new constitution which will drawn up in six months time. The nation itself continues to show steady growth and economic re-surging after years of issues caused by the Depression. The Brazilian nation seeking less usual economic support from abroad continues its advance as what is now being known as the Brazilian restoration. With Industries beginning to re-open, new industries taking root, and a promising economic setup provided by the government allows the development of Brazil into a more modern and powerful nation able to in eventuality globally compete. The Government heavily pushes the new settlement opportunities within Brazil along the amazons as more territory opens up. The settlement, however, expands rather modestly and much more than expected as the favelas begin to file out for more of these inland settling opportunities. The Brazilian navy proudly re-presents the modernized battleships to the admiralty who are extremely impressed by the modernization as well as the two battleships being able to perform in top shape. These ships are immediately re-deployed with the best crews and are sent on a maiden voyage across Brazil's southern coasts. The Brazilian navy with advisement from its Italian hired counterparts finishes blueprints for multiple designs of new ships particular cruisers, destroyers and frigates as well as multiple auxiliary models. The first three destroyers to be domestically produced are put into shipbuilding in Rio De Janeiro and will be finished in about a years time. The next year the First frigate, and first Cruiser will be put into production as well to give testing designs for all of the necessary classes of ships. The Brazilian military begins to look into the usefulness of aircraft carriers. The Brazilian navy agrees to a personnel expansion to nearly 100,000 to fill opening roles as well as giving the training to another 30,000 marines all to be ready in the next year. The Brazilian army continues to research and develop on new tanks branching out into light, medium, and heavy designs. Private aviation, however, makes inroads into aircraft development but as of yet have not gotten purchases from the government. The Brazilian roadway system expands out of the coast managing to push into the southern areas and interior. The Influence into Uruguay continues as progress into the major economic network in South America continues. The Work force of Brazil continues to develop further with more and more beginning to be deployed within industry jobs speeding up economic recovery. Brazil sends observers to watch the construction of its Battleship in Italy. Brazilian population hits 37.5 million with a sharp increase in immigration from Europe
  • Yugoslavia: We continue build up our military and navy. Farming is our biggest industry. We continue to improve the infrastructure of the nation. Roads and railway are continuing to be built around the nation. Factories continue to build weapons and battleships for the navy and military. We start to build up our cities into metropolis. Birth rates are starting to increase. Riots continue to happen. The PM continues to train more troops for his team. 
  • Japan: Pan-Asianism and Militarism as well as long Time rivalry and need for resources causes support for an invasion of China, so War is declared. Economy and infrastructure are improved.
    • Manchukuo: Declares war. Economy and infrastructure are improved.
    • Korea: War is declared. Economy and infrastructure are improved.
    • West Papua: Economy and infrastructure are improved.
  • Iran: We hire European advisor to help improve our nation and request a trade agreement from Saudi Arabia. Oil production increase slowly and effort to modernize the country into a Western-like society continue. Western education continue throughout Iran with some resistence but the government point that the Persian had always be tolerant toward other culture. Infracturcture continue to be developed.
  • Greece: George II returns to the throne of Greece, dissolving the Second Hellenic Republic and reestablishing the Kingdom of Greece. Ioannis Metaxas becomes the Prime Minister of Greece (as in OTL). He is a nationalist and a militarist, and begins aggressively expanding the Greek military. Propaganda about Greek history and famous battles of eras long past causes a surge in recruitment, raising military count to 335,000 men over several months. The government also orders the production of more tanks and other vehicles for the army, more planes for the air force, and considers buying more ships from other governments for the navy. The training of new troops continues, with them being issued new weapons. The military begins combat drills to test its effectiveness, taking part in exercises around the country. Metaxas also makes plans to begin construct a series of fortifications and trenches on the northern border, called the Metaxas Line (as in OTL). The railways in the country are nearly finished being upgraded and construction of new lines will begin soon.
    • Iranian Dip: Offers a trade agreement to Greece.
    • Greek Diplomacy: We accept the agreement.
  • Guatemala Continues to reform. The post of President is abolished, replaced with a Central Executive Committee headed by the General Secretary of the new People's Democratic Party. The flag is also intended to be modified to reflect Guatemala's new identity. The economy is brought under greater government control, and worker rights, particularly those of subsistence farmers, are vastly expanded. Fertilizer subsidies are offered, increasing productivity. The new General Secretary, Tecun Arguenta, encourages the spread of the news of these reforms into Honduras and El Salvador. In Honduras particularly, the farmers are stirred up, armed and organized into People's Committees by Guatemalan agents. Tensions continue to rise, and the military expands swiftly Soviet equipment is gratefully accepted, and the military rearms with that and Swedish weapons. Corvee labour is mobilized to begin building a cross-country railroad at no cost to the government. This is more of a propaganda exercise than anything else, however. Guatemala asks for an alliance with El Salvador, citing their mutual enemy in Honduras. Mod Response
  • British Raj: India continues improve its Infrastructure and build up its military. The Indian population continues to grow slowly, as a few new farms are built most on rivers. New parts of roads are build and every a few houses are built in largest cities in India. In the last Secretary of States news in India, Sir Samuel Hoare left office and is replaced by The Marquess of Zetland. Both them are Conservative and are English lived in England, but it's Indian as well. Meanwhile, an Indian writer called Ravi Phunkar completes the book Meet the Sweetest Folk and releases it.
  • I see someone likes IM.
  • Australia: Military buildup continues, with the development of new rifles, tanks, and aircraft for the military starting. We aid New Zealand in trading their sheep-based products with the rest of the world.
  • New Zealand: Bill Parry becomes Prime Minister after the General elections, between a close race with Harold Rushworth and George Forbes. We offer sheep trade to Nationalist ChinaBritish Raj and Guatemala. We continue to support Nationalist China, and send a few volounteers to fight the Communists. Several tanks and new rifles are built, most are from imports. Prime Minister Bill Parry orders the building of reservations for the Maori, and asks the people to stop discriminating them. The United Party proposes to merge with the Reform Party to form a larger party called the National Party, however, due to the weak state of the United Party, the Reform Party refuses, weakening the United Party even more. We ask the United States of America if we can buy four M2 light tank's  in exchange for 10,000 dollars being sent to the US, and we also ask the United Kingdom if we can buy two Vickers Medium Mark II tanks for the same amount money. We also ask France if we can buy the South Porvince of New Caledonia for 50 million.
  • German Reich: With France agreeing to talks Germany proposes a new treaty stipulating a return of the Saarland to Germany and Germany ending all efforts to retake Alsace-Lorraine.  Germany also demands that France allow them to remilitarize the Rhineland as the land is German soil, and no country should be forbidden from exercising full sovereignty over their own land.  Berlin formally declares that it will begin full conscription again to meet the threat posed by the rise of Communism in Europe. With that said the Regime declares an end to the arms restrictions preparing for the construction of automatic weapons, panzers, and planes out in the open. With the German Industry nearly re-militarized production begins at a moderate pace. The paramilitary groups and volunteer groups are absorbed into the Reichswehr bring the German active armed forces up to 500,000, with plenty more troops being conscripted. The reserves stand at 300,000. The armed forces are renamed the Wehrmacht (combined armed forces). Naval expansion begins again particularly cruisers and U-boats. The idea to make battleships is shelved due to costs and a need to focus resources elsewhere. The first fighter  of the new official German Air Force is developed known as the Messerschmitt df 109, with full scale production to begin within a few months. The Panzer I is developed and testing of the new tank begins, several of these tanks are shipped to the volunteers aiding Chinese nationalists to test in actual combat scenarios. Armored vehicles are also put forward on the production line. Development of new military tactics begin based on previous experiences and new technology, a general idea on blitzkrieg is developed but ultimately the German high command fight over if the tactic will bring out direct victory in future conflicts due to its dependence on a quick war. Scientific research continues under the funding of the government. Education continues to be reformed by the government. Compulsory physical education is instituted  for all youths, along with the opening of free sports clubs. As the Military rapidly expands and industry is experiencing a massive revival due to increasing demands the German economy starts picking up and the Reichsmark grows in value. To further stabilize the growing economy and market value, the mark is pegged to the value of gold on the market but backed by industrial and agricultural assets. To improve Germany's still very present debt issues Germany approaches the U.S.A. and Switzerland to negotiate an aid program to help get out of debt, and offers to pay back all aid giving within 15 years at a 4% interest rate. To curtail the growing threat posed by Communism in Austria, weapons are sent to the anti-Communist opposition including the remnants of the Nazi party, and Freikorps members are sent into Austria to help raise militancy against the Communist dictatorship that rules over it. Pan-German sentiments start to pick up as many Germans want to see their Austrian brothers united within the same state and free from eastern pollution. 
    • ​French Dip: We agree to the German treaty terms.
  • Sweden: Work on improving the economy and military begins. The army, navy and air force continue to get more recruits at a peacetime rate. We start a basic welfare program, nothing major. We also seek to improve relations with the Soviet Union. We start researching Arctic Warfare due to our range in latitude.
    • German Dip: Germany extends a hand of friendship to Sweden in an effort to improve relations and requests a trade agreement and mutual defence pact.
      • Sweden Diplomacy: We decline in order to remain neutral.
  • Hungary: Hungary heavily develops the Economy and Infrastructure. The army, navy, and air force currently stands at 700,000 men, many of them not Hungarian. We ask Germany for an alliance. (Economy and infrastructure turn)
  • Belgium: Some works held on improving economy and military. The radiation of this control does look quite good. Brussels government says the walls would be important, but as for usuals for improving infrastructure ahead, he needs workers to establish them further.
  • Argentina: Work on a new tank design continues. The navy begins to design a light aircraft carrier. The plan is to carry 30 fighter aircraft, two cargo aircraft, four scout aircraft, and one anti-submarine warfare aircraft. It will be armed with four 40 mm anti-aircraft guns, eight fifty caliber machine guns, and twelve dual thirty caliber machine guns. The navy also plans a modern destroyer to replace the aging fleet. Shipyards launch the first light patrol boat to replace the old gunboats from 1875. They are armed with a single 100 mm cannon, one 50 caliber machine gun, and four 30 caliber machine guns The Navy decides to retire the two Libertad-class battleships, and sell them. Roadways are put under construction into the interior of the nation. Democratic reform continues. Infrastructure upgrades. The government shows concern for the situation in China and hopes for a peaceful resolution.
    • Guatemala: Requests to buy part of the decommissioned fleet and also offers an advantageous trade deal.
    • Spain: Offers to purchase the two battleships for $90,000 a year to keep them there until 1940. After that, the amount paid would be decided between the two nations. It would be kept there but have soldiers working down there as well, and won't be bought up until 1940, due to already in progress elimination of much older ships.
  • Switzerland's work on the redoubt continues, with the installation of the first larger Swiss-made weapons. Cities are given large spotlights in order spot any potential nightime air-raids. The military begins general drills and training missions, going through several plans of action in case on invasion. The government contemplates conscription due to similar actions in neighboring countries and by midyear being to starts a basic mobilization. Swiss company Martini develops a sturdy rear-engined car which might just save the company as the military begins placing orders for staff car use. The government, being pressured by the opposition introduces visas for all entry to the country by foreigners, though they are inexpensive. The Swiss league begins bringing in top players from Czechoslovakia, Romania, Bulgaria and Poland, helping to improve its level and quality. The Swiss show interest in joining the Union of Nonaligned Monetary States.
  • Netherlands: We improve military and economy. We offer trade agreements to Belgium, UK, Germany and France. The standing military has 60,000 troops. The current queen is Wilhelmina. She is 53 years old. Henri Winkelman is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. A new political party is started, called NNF (Nederlands Nationaal Front (Dutch National Front)). It is right-winged. NNF gains even more support now. The NSB (Fascists) has declined to the point that it practically doesn't exist, while the CPN (Communists) grows a little. The current Dutch government falls, meaning that in a few months, there will be elections to determine the new Prime Minister.
    • Dutch Guiana: We improve military and economy. 
    • Netherlands Antilles: We improve military and economy.
    • Dutch East Indies: We improve military and economy. We offer trade to Siam, British Raj and the British East Indies. 
  • Iceland: Starts to fight for Denmark give independence, we improve military and a good Communist party is gonna substitute the King Kristjan X.
  • Austria: We support the Icelandic War for Independence on the side of Iceland and their Communist party. To counter the Freikorps incursions, we create the Volksschutzstaffel, or the People's Protection Squadron. Their task is to counter-Fascist movements into Austria, as well as move into Fascist territory and cause chaos there. Our leader, Hans Markert creates the Arms Act of 1935. This allows our factories to begin manufacturing arms, tanks, armored cars, tankettes, and planes. We only produce copies of the Soviet models for now, but we plan to create our own versions of tanks in the near future. This goes as well for the planes. For arms, we begin producing Steyr M1912 pistols, and Steyr M1895 Rifles. The army now numbers 500,000 men. Conscription continues. We improve the infrastructure. We ask for an alliance with the Soviet Union.
  • Dude, those are three world powers. Too many. ~ Upvote
    • It doesn't really make much sense to ally with Britain and France if you're Communist. Common sense, really. ~Sat
    • Fixed ~ Blocky
    • It's still three alliances, pick one. ~ Upvote
    • Fixed ~ Blocky
  • Second Spanish Republic: After a long awaited, scheduled election, Niceto Alcalá-Zamora comes to power after a close vote. After Niceto talked with the mining corporations, the talks went extremely bad, and the value of the companies continues to drop. To add insult to injury, miners start to strike for higher wages and more healthcare benefits. He says in his inaugural speech "La industria minera en ruinas, sólo un liderazgo fuerte puede traer renovar el gran poder que tenía." which translates to "The Mining industry is in ruins, only strong leadership can bring renew the great power it had." "Niceto also states in his inguaral speech. España tiene el potencial para convertirse en una gran potencia en Europa, con el liderazgo correcto, economía y equilibrio militar." which translates to "Spain has the potential to become a great power in Europe, with the right leadership, economy, and military balance." Desperate for investors in the mining industry, Spain reaches out to the Soviet Union to invest and fund Spanish mining corporations to help turn around the Spanish economy. Meanwhile, civil unrest in Gallica, supposedly led by Francisco Franco, rises up. [Mil/Econ Turn]
    • ​French Dip: With money freed up from giving freedoms to our colonies, we would like to invest into Spain's potential mining opportunities
  • In the United States, Amelia Earhart is the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California. The Dust Bowl continues to plague the central US and the Black Sunday dust storm strikes the affected regions. FDR creates the Works Progress Administration. Airplanes are banned from flying over the White House. Due to what looks like potential Japanese aggression, plans for an independent Philippines are put on hold again, causing minor unrest in the islands and clashes with local government. There is some minor buildup in the armed forces, but the main focus is repairing the economy.
  • Soviet Union: The situation inside the Soviet Union rises to a boiling point as the supporters of the NKVD and the military are increasingly tense with each other yet don't have the ability to act yet. Eventually, the tension reaches a critical point and the military supporters loyal to Mikhail Tukhachevsky decide to act first, convinced that if they wait much longer, they will be arrested and executed by Stalin and the NKVD. Military tanks and armored cars surround the Kremlin as Red Army forces storm the capital. While the situation remains tense for a while, it soon becomes apparent that the military forces are triumphant and Stalin and his cadre of supporters have been arrested for "crimes against the people and the revolution." Soon after, Stalin is tried in a show trial and condemned for treason. Stalin is executed in a quiet affair and soon after the military purge the NKVD of most of Stalin's supporters. Some of Stalin's supporters like Molotov are arrested but for most of them they are only condemned or imprisoned. The Council of Soviets declares Mikhail Tukhachevsky to be the head chairman of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and is promoted to Marshal soon after. With this newfound power, Tukhachevsky begins the industrialization of the Soviet military at a pace even faster than what Stalin had tried to do, eager to rapidly modernize the military in both technology and tactics. The idea of Deep Operations is further developed and officially adopted by the Soviet military machine, which also places more focus on industrialization and armored vehicles than just sheer manpower. True to Tukhachevsky's rather stern and bloody disposition and reputation, the military starts investigation and production of chemical weapons such as sarin, mustard, and tear gas, although the development and stockpiling of these weapons is a classified secret. To help support the military machine that Tukhachevsky is making, industrialization and infrastructure efforts are increased in order to fulfill any demands the military and state might have. Less skilled on the diplomatic front, Tukhachevsky agrees to the alliance with Austria and also decides to support the Spanish mining industry, seeing it as a potential front to expand Communism in southern Europe. Noticing the Japanese invading China and deciding that this would be an opportune time to both exact revenge for the Xinjiang War and liberate more of the various Chinese peoples, the Soviet Union sends in several armies into Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia in order to carve out a section for themselves.
    • Mongolia: The coup in Moscow has sent tremors through the Mongolian government, and some of those that were fiercely loyal to Stalin flee while others stay to try to maintain their power. Soviet armies en route to invade China restore order in Mongolia and execute several of the Stalinist supporters for crimes against the people. As a result of the change, persecution of the Buddhists decreases slightly, although overall their situation is still not that great. Several cavalry and infantry divisions join their Soviet comrades to help liberate China.
    • Tuva: Much of what happens in Mongolia also happens in Tuva. The region is slightly unsettled with the coup, but life in the area soon returns to normal within a short period of time. A small Soviet force is installed to maintain order. A division of soldiers is provided to help assist the Soviets in their campaign. 
    • East Turkestan People's Republic: The provisional republic is largely unaffected by the coup, although it is soon affected by the war. The Republic does what it can to help the soldiers of the Soviet Union accomplish their objectives and some Uyghur nationalists and Communists join up with them in order to achieve national liberation. 
  • Republic of Colombia: President Alfonso López Pumarejo begins a renewed campaign of modernization and reform in the Republic of Colombia. Trade continues in earnest with the United States, the source of most manufactured goods in Latin America. Modernization of the military also begins, with industrialization leading to more producing power. Construction begins on a new naval base and port.
  • 'Saudi Arabia: 'The Newly birthed Kingdom continues to develop its military and economy. Resources remain scarce in the nation, with little fertile land existing in Arabia, the King accepts the American and Swiss offers to search for oil in Arabia, and in exchange, they will get 5% of the profits for the first ten years (post discovery) and preferential trade until the end of time.' The Saudi King begins to a program to re-purpose the little fertile land in the nation to increase domestic food production. Industry is also developed, though at a slower rate. With The Yemeni government rejecting our offer for peace, an army of 12,000 men, led by Crown Prince Saud, is deployed to defend the disputed territory from Yemeni Attackers. He is currently under strict orders to not attack the Yemeni yet. Ibn Saud seeks to modernize the Saudi Armed forces, which currently stands at about 40,000 men. We ask to purchase arms from any nations willing to sell arms. The Saudi Royal Navy and Saudi Royal Air Force are also expanded, with new planes and ships slated for construction based on old Ottoman designs. Shipyards and naval bases are also expanded to account for the planned naval expansion. The navy stands at 200 men and six ships, while the air force stands at 150 men and 40 aircraft. Seeing as the British are downsizing their navies, we request to purchase some old or outdated ships. All of the military expansion programs led the nation into debt. As such, a three-part plan is put into effect. The first part increases the tax that must be paid when Muslims make the pilgrimage to the holy cities. The second is to cut spending on public works. The third is to increase the search for oil.
  • France: France begins to renovate and improve its industry after seeing the Germany's new economic machine, and begin to try to compete with the Germans. France continues to build up its military due to the growing Communist threat in Eastern Europe. In the hopes to help prepare in case of another European war, the newest French Medium Battle Tank begins production with the first wave of the design to be rolled out by 1936, the Char B1 Tank. The current French Army division stands at roughly 1,000,000 men due to the increased fear in Eastern Europe and more are being trained in case an outbreak of war occurs, with roughly 600,000 able bodied men in reserve. Two more Dunkerque-class battleships are laid down for construction as well as renovating the current French fleet. Small steps are made in the way of French aviation technology. We try to improve our economy with a few government programs to help aid its recovery. The freeing up of colonial holdings and giving them more power has allowed France to free up some excess funds to help maintain its current military, slowly upgrade it, and to help out the shot economy. We continue to maintain relations with our allies and trade partners. We also agree to German Diplomatic treaty offered to us by the Germans. We continue to keep a watchful eye on the increasing number of Austrian troops and the French keep a watchful eye on Spain with rumors of rebellions rising up within the nation. (Economy turn)
  • Vatican City: Continues use of the department of special administration and investments. The Vatican diplomats begins to write a concordat with Switerzland and other nearby nations regard church actions. Radio technology becomes an interest of Pius XI, thus we begin to look into the development of our own short range station.

The year was not turned by the mods, so I quit. The River Nile-2 (talk) 01:27, February 20, 2015 (UTC)  

That is one of the strangest reasons for quitting I have ever heard.

I told you, River. You started the turn without consulting the mods, and you have been putting up new maps with no permission. I warned you that you were going to be banned if you kept this up. I never even acted on those claim, yet you quit anyway. ~ Upvote

  • United Kingdom: The sun never sets on the British Empire! King George V continues his rule, which has now lasted for 35 years. The General Elections take place this year, with Sir Herbert Samuel, leader of the British Liberal Party, gaining a narrow victory. He becomes the first Prime Minister from the Liberal Party. As the United Kingdom recovers from its wheat harvest failure, the Communist sentiment in Britain begins to swell among the general populace. Budget cuts for the military continue into this year in order to save the British economy. There are roughly 400,000 people in the British Army. The powerful British Navy also sees budget cuts; it owns 208 ships as of the end of this year. While this is still a massive navy, it is a drain on resources and money for the United Kingdom.

China: As a result of the Japanese and Soviet invasions of China, the Nationali Revolutionary Army and the People's Liberation Army are both mobilized to fight Japan, as well as Warlord Armies (5,600,000 Chinese are mobilized) with Chiang mobilizing the central government's army and air force and Mao rising up the peasants. Chiang stops the pursuit of Mao and they agree to join forces against the Imperial Japanese Army. In order to counter the invading Japanese, military and infrastructure is built up.

1935.5

The seventh congress of the Comintern is held. In OTL it was the final congress. USSR player can decide otherwise.

Iceland is the first country to legalize medical abortion.

In Canada, the Liberal Party takes control of the government and William Lyon Mackenzie King becomes Prime Minister.

  • Turkey: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk maintained his position as the the first president of the Republic of Turkey. Known to be a keen supporter of his very own ideology, Kemalism; he implemented laws in order to bring forth sweeping political, social, cultural and religious reforms which would separate Turkey from Ottoman tradition and embrace Westernized way of living. However, Mustafa surely did not believe that a Westernized Turkey was bound to reach success for economic reforms too had to be implemented. This involved the construction of a cotton print factory and a Turkish aircraft factory at Istanbul as well as many factories through the nation. Many state-owned factories for agriculture and textile industries too were handed over to private owners and Mustafa initiated the start of model farms which were setup in large number throughout the state, and in turn privatized whilst the state itself invested its budget on construction of a railroad system to link the entire state of Turkey. The Central Bank of Turkey was established primarily to look over the exchange rate, however; government funds and Turkish reserves. However, the government was particular in nationalizing all Turkey tobacco farms in order to set about a complete monopoly over its export. Generally, Mustafa promoted literacy and education in Turkey, and had in total; invested 3% of the GDP for education. Moreover, being a Turkish Nationalist; he encouraged education in Turkish and was supportive of the spread of Turkish culture. But all the while, he made sure to keep maintain law and order in Turkey by initiating the establish of the Federal Espionage and Security Force [FESF] which basically acted as an authoritarian force to look over crime. The FESF was also kept as a secretive group to exist for counter-intelligence missions. The Turkish military itself stood at 250,000 men, although it was poorly equipped and utilised World War I era weapons. Turkey also served to export the large number of minerals, being abundant in chromite, boron, iron ore, copper. Meanwhile, fortifications and trenches are dug in Eastern Anatolia near the border with the USSR due to the territorial claims that Armenia SFSR held over Turkey. The Zafer Project continues with continued research into developing tanks and constructing battleships. As many as 20,000 marines are recruited into the navy in order to confuct espionage missions at the Aegean Sea. At the very same time, the opening ceremony of the Erdimir Port takes place. The construction of the port is termed a great success and investors are attracted from all over the world to invest in the Erdimir Port. The population is met with a sharp and steady increase, reaching 18 million due to the success of Kemals agricultural and industrial reforms. [Mil/Eco Turn]
  • Second Spanish Republic: After a long awaited, scheduled election, Niceto Alcalá-Zamora comes to power after a close vote. After Niceto talked with the mining corporations, the talks went extremely bad, and the value of the companies continues to drop. To add insult to injury, miners start to strike for higher wages and more healthcare benefits. He says in his inaugural speech "La industria minera en ruinas, sólo un liderazgo fuerte puede traer renovar el gran poder que tenía." which translates to "The Mining industry in in ruins, only strong leadership can bring renew the great power it had." "Niceto also states in his inaugural speech. España tiene el potencial para convertirse en una gran potencia en Europa, con el liderazgo correcto, economía y equilibrio militar." which translates to "Spain has the potential to become a great power in Europe, with the right leadership, economy, and military balance." Investments in the mining industry made by France and the USSR start to turn around the economy for the Republic of Spain. Meanwhile, the civil unrest in Gallica grows, with Francisco Franco confirmed as their leader. [Mil/Econ Turn]
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved, and some new roadways are built. More Buddhist temples are also built.
  • United Kingdom: The sun never sets on the British Empire! King George V continues his rule, which has now lasted for 35 years. As the United Kingdom recovers from its wheat harvest failure, the Communist sentiment in Britain begins to swell among the general populace. In October, a massive strike takes place as desperate workers struggle to make a living. Communist sentiment in Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland grows. The Communist Party, which saw a 4% share of the vote in the General Election of 1935, becomes popular in the British colonies as well. Such growth of the party concerns Parliament greatly. Troops are mobilized in York, a hotbed for Communism in England. Fingers point at the Labour Party, which disavows all association with the Communist Party of Britain and its various associates. This angers the Communists in Britain even further. The Labour Party and other parties in Parliament begin to make rash decisions in order to curb Communism in Britain. By December, the poor actions of Parliament have led to a dramatic rise in Communism in Britain. Budget cuts for the military continue into this year in order to save the British economy. There are roughly 400,000 people in the British Army. The powerful British Navy also sees budget cuts; it owns 208 ships as of the end of this year. While this is still a massive navy, it is a drain on resources and money for the United Kingdom.
  • Iran Dip: Would like advisor support to modernize the nation, especially help the start of an oil industry.
  • Iran: Western eductation continue to be impose on the population along the style of life. Secularism is still promote and and Western influence continue to flood Iran. Communism is still banned and any influence of it is excluded. Saudi Arabia is offered a trade deal
  • Brazil: The nation itself continues to show steady growth and economic re-surging after years of issues caused by the depression. The Brazilian nation seeking less usual economic support from abroad continues its advance as what is now being known as the Brazilian restoration. With industries beginning to re-open, new industries taking root, and a promising economic setup provided by the government allows the development of Brazil into a more modern and powerful nation able to in eventuality globally compete. The government heavily pushes the new settlement opportunities within Brazil along the amazons as more territory opens up. The settlement, however, expands rather modestly and much more than expected as the favelas begin to file out for more of these inland settling opportunities. The Brazilian navy proudly re-presents the modernized battleships to the admiralty who are extremely impressed by the modernization as well as the two battleships being able to perform in top shape. These ships are immediately re-deployed with the best crews and are sent on a maiden voyage across Brazil's southern coasts. The Brazilian navy with advisement from its Italian hired counterparts finishes blueprints for multiple designs of new ships particular cruisers, destroyers and frigates as well as multiple auxiliary models. The first three destroyers to be domestically produced are put into shipbuilding in Rio de Janeiro and will be finished in about a years time. The next year the first frigate, and first cruiser will be put into production as well to give testing designs for all of the necessary classes of ships. The Brazilian military begins to look into the usefulness of aircraft carriers. The Brazilian navy agrees to a personnel expansion to nearly 100,000 to fill opening roles as well as giving the training to another 30,000 marines all to be ready in the next year. The Brazilian army continues to research and develop on new tanks branching out into light, medium, and heavy designs. Private aviation, however, makes inroads into aircraft development but as of yet have not gotten purchases from the government. The Brazilian roadway system expands out of the coast managing to push into the southern areas and interior. The Influence into Uruguay continues as progress into the major economic network in South America continues. The Workforce of Brazil continues to develop further with more and more beginning to be deployed within industry jobs speeding up economic recovery. Brazil sends observers to watch the construction of its battleship in Italy. Brazilian population hits 38.3 million with a sharp increase in emigration from Europe. Brazil begins to openly influence Venezuela using the connections through the oil development project to talk to many high up Venezuelan officials about the potential economic force of South America (Turn One of Six) Brazilian overtures to Uruguay continue to bear fruit as a more positive opinion of Brazil in Uruguay begins to rise. The Brazilian constitution is written expanding on social freedoms among other things. It is to be ratified in the next six months with the current acting president to serve five year term followed by an election to decide the new presidency.
  • 'Saudi Arabia: The Newly birthed Kingdom continues to develop its military and economy. Resources remain scarce in the nation, with little fertile land existing in Arabia, the King accepts the American and Swiss offers to search for oil in Arabia, and in exchange, they will get 5% of the profits for the first ten years (post discovery) and preferential trade until the end of time. The Saudi King begins to a program to re-purpose the little fertile land in the nation to increase domestic food production. Industry is also developed, though at a slower rateWith The Yemeni government rejecting our offer for peace, an army of 12,000 men, led by Crown Prince Saud, is deployed to defend the disputed territory from Yemeni Attackers. He is currently under strict orders to not attack the Yemeni yet. Ibn Saud seeks to modernize the Saudi Armed forces, which currently stands at about 40,000 men. We ask to purchase arms from any nations willing to sell arms. The Saudi Royal Navy and Saudi Royal Air Force are also expanded, with new planes and ships slated for construction based on old Ottoman designs. Shipyards and naval bases are also expanded to account for the planned naval expansion. The navy stands at 200 men and six ships, while the air force stands at 150 men and 40 aircraft. Seeing as the British are downsizing their navies, we request to purchase some old or outdated ships. All of the military expansion programs led the nation into debt. As such, a three-part plan is put into effect. The first part increases the tax that must be paid when Muslims make the pilgrimage to the holy cities. The second is to cut spending on public works. The third is to increase the search for oil. With the third year of the three-part plan, the nation sees the deficit drop slightly.
  • Greece: As part of his plans for expanding the military, Metaxas orders a draft of men between the ages of 18 to 27 (with some exceptions). Military services of 18 months is now mandatory for Greek men. Some 50,000 people show up to draft stations, and it is expected that the total number of troops will ultimately be around half a million by 1936. Metaxas also does this to ensure that in the event of a war, the Greek state would always have a large pool of trained soldiers to call on, and every man will be able to fight. Propaganda depicts Greek men as the descendants of Spartans and calls on them to join the army and sign contracts. The Royal Hellenic Navy reached the size of 37 ships with three more recently-finished destroyers joining the fleet. The air force has risen to 85 aircraft. Military drills are nearly finished as the conscripts begin their training. Meanwhile, with the upgraded and enlarged railway system, transport becomes faster around the country. It is planned for renovations to take place in Athens.
  • 'New Zealand: Although Bill Parry's government is weak, he still is popular. We offer a trade agreement to Poland [MOD RESPONSE]. Economy is largely improved, mostly due to the Sheep trade with Australia. We offer sheep trade to the Netherlands, British Raj and Nationalist China. 'We ask the United States of America if we can buy four M2 light tank's in exchange for 10,000 dollars being sent to the US and sheep trade, and we also ask the United Kingdom if we can buy two Vickers Medium Mark II tanks for the same amount money and sheep trade. We also ask France if we can buy the South Porvince of New Caledonia for 50 million and sheep trade. [Mil/Inf turn].
  • British Raj: India continues to improve its Infrastructure and build up its military. The Indian population continues to grow slowly, as a few new farms are built most on rivers. New parts of roads are build and every a few houses are built in largest cities in India. In the last Secretary of States news in India, Sir Samuel Hoare left office and is replaced by The Marquess of Zetland. Both them are Conservative and are English lived in England, but its Indian as well. Tensions between Hindus and Muslims rise in India and Hinduism is declared as national religion of India. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in India.
  • Argentina: We continue working on our designs for a light aircraft carrier. The Navy launches another four small patrol boats. The army begins to construct a factory to manufacture tanks domestically and several private companies are hired. They also look at designing a new rifle and sidearm due to the curren age. The government continues domestic work projects which continue to help improve the economy. After some concern, the Communists in Argentina pledge to remain independent from Soviet policymakers. Agriculture begins to prosper in the south and cotton is planted in the north. Industry is worked on, the economy continues to recover.
  • Belgium: The industry is performing well. The military sets to work on those weapons for soldiers to equip them. Also the navy is still building ships at sea. Belgium improves infrastructure and economy, providing a good faxes to come up for the economy changes.
  • Poland: Poland builds up military and infrastructure. We seek allies, as we are weak and near strong countries. We are very threatened by Germany and Russia.
  • Hungary: Hungary develops the economy and infrastructure. The army, navy and air force currently stands at 700,000 men, many of them not Hungarian. We ask Germany for an alliance. (Economy and infrastructure turn)
  • Yugoslavia: We continue build up our military and navy. Farming is our biggest industry. We continue to improve the infrastructure of the nation. Roads and railway are continuing to be built around the nation. Factories continue to build weapons and battleships for the navy and military. We start to build up our cities into metropolis. Birth rates are starting to increase. Riots continue to happen. The PM continues to train more troops for his team.
  • Switzerland: Has mobilized 201,000 men into the military with plans in place for further increases should the need arise. 3000 women are called up. Meanwhile, due to the tense situation, the government is considering electing a general. Swiss companies begin developing a new type of dynamite with a much more controlled explosive force and radius, to use for ond building demolitions, tunnel roadwork and other uses. 
  • Iceland: Has making good progress in the war, with Austrian help, Iceland is more strong and captures Húsavik and Akureyri. The Communist government moves to Akureyri and forms a provisional government. We ask the USSR if they want to help Iceland in the battle for independence.
  • ​Iceland shouldn't even be trying to gain independence - much less asking for the help from the Soviets. -Feud
  • NOPE. ~ Upvote
  • Australia: Military development continues.

  • Monaco: The nation of Monaco again asks for a non-aggression pact with the nation of France and the nation of Italy, to ensure our nation's immediate security from foreign invasion. Football becomes increasingly popular in our nation, with the local team, AS Monaco FC, attracting large crowds. Plans are made for a large football stadium in Monaco, which will be able to hold over 18,000 people. The government puts a big interest in attracting tourism from neighboring nations into our borders. The popular Monte Carlo Casino is expanded to grow the gambling industry. Another popular attraction is the Monaco Grand Prix, which becomes one of Europe's most prestigious races. The Opéra de Monte-Carlo and the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra is supported by the government in order to promote the arts in our nation. The military of Monaco, used primarily for internal policing, is expanded with the help of France, to create a local task force in case of attack. With Fascism seemingly on the rise in nearby nations, the government passes a law allowing for military training. A few thousand people are listed for training in the next few years, with 300 men being called into active service, and 600 placed in reserve. Arms are purchased from France, most notably a stockpile of MAS 1873 revolvers, Lebel Model 1886 rifles, Modèle 1892 revolvers, MAS-36 rifles, MAS-49 rifles. We begin supporting the former Sammarinese Socialist Party financially, in an effort to uproot the Fascist government in San Marino. We help establish the party in exile, in the city of Rimini, where arms and munitions are stockpiled. Without the permission of San Marino or Italy, we secretly transport men from San Marino and Rimini to Monaco to begin training, alongside a group of volunteers. We ask for ally France for help training a military, and for supplies and weapons. We also ask for permission to use French facilities to aid in this process. Money is raised with the help of the Union of Nonaligned Monetary States, which begins investing in German infrastructure and other European nations. We consider Switzerland’s ascension into the organization, and ask for their support against Fascism in San Marino, with military force if needed, in exchange.
    • French Dip: We agree to help Monaco.
  • Japan: War continues in China. Economy and infrastructure are improved. A mass buildup of planes begins in West Papua. Public opinion of the USSR slowly begins to grow back up as they are also against the Chinese pests.
    • Korea: Economy and infrastructure are improved.
    • Manchukuo: Economy and infrastructure are improved.
    • West Papua: Economy and infrastructure are improved.
  • German Reich: Following the developments of negotiations with France and the return of the Saarland and permission to remilitarize the Rhineland the German population is ecstatic. The regime receives massive support from the German population, as the Wermacht moves into the Rhineland they are greeted by massive support from the locals. The Saarland is re-annexed to the Rhineland province. Conscription continues and the reserves start to swell up. 'German Industry starts picking up massively as remilitarized production nears completion. Large scale production of the first fighter of the new official German Air Force is developed known as the Messerschmitt DF 109, with full scale production to begin within a few months. The Panzer I is developed and testing of the new tank begins, several of these tanks are shipped to the volunteers aiding Chinese nationalists to test in actual combat scenarios. Development of the Panzer II begins as the Panzer I proved to have several short comings. Bombers are slowly brought into production. Armored vehicles are also put forward on the production line. Development of new military tactics begin based on previous experiences and new technology, a general idea on blitzkrieg is developed but ultimately the German high command fight over if the tactic will bring out direct victory in future conflicts due to its dependence on a quick war. Scientific research continues under the funding of the government. Education continues to be reformed by the government. Compulsory physical education is instituted  for all youths, along with the opening of free sports clubs. As the Military rapidly expands and industry is experiencing a massive revival due to increasing demands the German economy starts picking up and the Reichsmark grows in value. To further stabilize the growing economy and market value, the mark is pegged to the value of gold on the market but backed by industrial and agricultural assets. To improve Germany's still very present debt issues Germany approaches the U.S.A. and Switzerland to negotiate an aid program to help get out of debt, and offers to pay back all aid giving within 15 years at a 4% interest rate. To curtail the growing threat posed by Communism in Austria, weapons are sent to the anti-Communist opposition including the remnants of the Nazi party, and Freikorps members are sent into Austria to help raise militancy against the Communist dictatorship that rules over it. Pan-German sentiments start to pick up as many Germans want to see their Austrian brothers united within the same state and free from eastern pollution. 
    • ​'Brazil Dip:' We request to purchase some heavy industrial development components in automotive, naval and aircraft.
    • German: Germany agrees, the reich also offers to sell blueprints for the Df 109 and the panzer I
  • Netherlands: We improve military and economy. We offer trade agreements to Belgium, UK, Germany and France. The standing military has 60,000 troops. The current queen is Wilhelmina. She is 55 years old. Henri Winkelman is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. A new political party is started, called NNF (Nederlands Nationaal Front (Dutch National Front)). It is right-winged. NNF gains even more support now. The NSB (Fascists) has declined to the point that it practically doesn't exist, while the CPN (Communists) grows a little. The NNF wins the elections, and Mitchell Roelofsen becomes the new Prime Minister of the Netherlands. The NNF supports alliances with the surrounding powers (Germany, France and UK), and thus alliances are offered to Germany, France and the UK.
    • Dutch Guiana: We improve military and economy. 
    • Netherlands Antilles: We improve military and economy.
    • Dutch East Indies: We improve military and economy. We offer trade to Siam, British Raj and the British East Indies. 
  • In the United States, FDR dedicates the Hoover Dam. Also, the National Labor Relations Act becomes law. Things generally continue as they were, and the country focuses mainly on restoring the economy. New jobs lead to infrastructure maintenance and construction of new infrastructure. There some minor naval buildup in the Pacific and weapons stuff. Nothing really important.
  • Guatemala's reforms continue, as the sad vestiges of the old economic system are wiped away. The formation of People's Communes in Honduras and El Salvador continues to be encouraged. Influence over El Salvador grows, as the government become increasingly dominated by Guatemalan-linked socialist parties (Turn One of Five). Tensions continue to rise with Honduras. The military modernizes, and continues to train with new weapons, including planes. Arms imports continue to flow in.
  • France: France begins to renovate and improve its industry after seeing the Germany's new economic machine, and begin to try to compete with the Germans. France continues to build up its military due to the growing Communist threat in Eastern Europe. In the hopes to help prepare in case of another European war, the newest French Medium Battle Tank begins production with the first wave of the design to be rolled out by 1936, the Char B1 Tank. The current French Army division stands at roughly 1,200,000 men due to the increased fear in Eastern Europe and more are being trained in case an outbreak of war occurs, with roughly 700,000 able bodied men in reserve. Two more Dunkerque-class battleships are laid down for construction as well as renovating the current French fleet. Small steps are made in the way of French aviation technology. We try to improve our economy with a few government programs to help aid its recovery. The freeing up of colonial holdings and giving them more power has allowed France to free up some excess funds to help maintain its current military, slowly upgrade it, and to help out the shot economy. We continue to maintain relations with our allies and trade partners. We also agree to German Diplomatic treaty offered to us by the Germans. We continue to keep a watchful eye on the increasing number of Austrian troops and the French keep a watchful eye on Spain with rumors of rebellions rising up within the nation. (Economy turn)
    • ​German Diplomacy: With the unprecedented good will between Paris, and Berlin over the past few years, Oskar von Hindenburg proposes a previously unthinkable thing to their western neighbor, a defence pact ,and an anti-Communist pact aimed at removing any and all Communist regimes in COntinuetal Europe should they arise. 
    • French Dip: We agree to the defense pact between our two nations.

China: We continue to mobilize and fight the Japanese. Industry and military is built up.

  • CCP: We attend the Seventh Comnitern and request aid against Japan. (I will make a separate page for this.)
  • Soviet Union: The situation inside the Soviet Union rises to a boiling point as the supporters of the NKVD and the military are increasingly tense with each other yet don't have the ability to act yet. Eventually, the tension reaches a critical point and the military supporters loyal to Mikhail Tukhachevsky decide to act first, convinced that if they wait much longer, they will be arrested and executed by Stalin and the NKVD. Military tanks and armored cars surround the Kremlin as Red Army forces storm the capital. While the situation remains tense for a while, it soon becomes apparent that the military forces are triumphant and Stalin and his cadre of supporters have been arrested for "crimes against the people and the revolution." Soon after, Stalin is tried in a show trial and condemned for treason. Stalin is executed in a quiet affair and soon after the military purge the NKVD of most of Stalin's supporters. Some of Stalin's supporters like Molotov are arrested but for most of them they are only condemned or imprisoned. The Council of Soviets declares Mikhail Tukhachevsky to be the head chairman of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and is promoted to Marshal soon after. With this newfound power, Tukhachevsky begins the industrialization of the Soviet military at a pace even faster than what Stalin had tried to do, eager to rapidly modernize the military in both technology and tactics. The idea of Deep Operations is further developed and officially adopted by the Soviet military machine, which also places more focus on industrialization and armored vehicles than just sheer manpower. True to Tukhachevsky's rather stern and bloody disposition and reputation, the military starts investigation and production of chemical weapons such as sarin, mustard, and tear gas, although the development and stockpiling of these weapons is a classified secret. To help support the military machine that Tukhachevsky is making, industrialization and infrastructure efforts are increased in order to fulfill any demands the military and state might have. Less skilled on the diplomatic front, Tukhachevsky agrees to the alliance with Austria and also decides to support the Spanish mining industry, seeing it as a potential front to expand Communism in southern Europe. Noticing the Japanese invading China and deciding that this would be an opportune time to both exact revenge for the Xinjiang War and liberate more of the various Chinese peoples, the Soviet Union sends in several armies into Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia in order to carve out a section for themselves.
    • Mongolia: The coup in Moscow has sent tremors through the Mongolian government, and some of those that were fiercely loyal to Stalin flee while others stay to try to maintain their power. Soviet armies en route to invade China restore order in Mongolia and execute several of the Stalinist supporters for crimes against the people. As a result of the change, persecution of the Buddhists decreases slightly, although overall their situation is still not that great. Several cavalry and infantry divisions join their Soviet comrades to help liberate China.
    • Tuva: Much of what happens in Mongolia also happens in Tuva. The region is slightly unsettled with the coup, but life in the area soon returns to normal within a short period of time. A small Soviet force is installed to maintain order. A division of soldiers is provided to help assist the Soviets in their campaign. 
    • East Turkestan People's Republic: The provisional republic is largely unaffected by the coup, although it is soon affected by the war. The Republic does what it can to help the soldiers of the Soviet Union accomplish their objectives and some Uyghur nationalists and Communists join up with them in order to achieve national liberation. 
  • Austria: We continue conscripting, to where we have close to 1,000,000 men and 300,000 in reserves. The VSS continues their operations, going down the Danube to infiltrate Fascist Germany through the south. More VSS though, are dedicated to national defense against the German Freikorps operatives. More agents are sent to Italy and Hungary. Others are sent to Yugoslavia to incite a rebellion in Slovenia. We improve the infrastructure of our nation this year by beginning a nation-wide highway project.
  • How does Austria have one million troops? It is unfathomable. You just got out of a civil war. The Communists would not be all powerful and supported by all and I truly think you are going too far.
  • I mean I'm slowly building up and I have six times your manpower With Blood and Iron (talk) 01:03, February 21, 2015 (UTC)
  • Also, Germany isn't Fascist. It is right wing, yes, but of a conservative borderline reactionary nature. With Blood and Iron (talk) 01:04, February 21, 2015 (UTC)
  • Explained this on chat with you ~ Blocky
  • Denmark: In Denmark, Christian X rules as King, with Thorvauld Stauning as his Prime Minister. The economy improves only slightly, as the Great Depressions continues to strangle the country. The Rigsdag, the parliament of Denmark, is puzzled by yet another coup in Germany, but is glad that Hitler is out of power. The parliament officially recognizes Germany as a democracy, but one under an unacceptable military rule. Relations are once more extended to Britain and France, as well as Austria. In cultural news, many socialist/Communist groups in Denmark are invigorated over the fall of Fascism in Germany and Austria, with many calling on Stauning to institute a much greater socialist doctrine in Denmark. In 1935, the Danish Social-Democratic Communist Union is formed after a merger of the various Communistic and leftist wings, both moderate and hardline, in the country. They elect Ruth Berlau to head their new union in the Rigsdag. In a speech in September, Berlau sets out the ideological guidlines of the Union, stating that the DSDCU is an effective amalgamation of all left-wing Communist and social democratic parties, except for the party that Stauning is apart of. She also declares that neither Stauning's party nor the authoritarianism of Stalinist Communism are appropriate ways to govern. Berlau finishes her speech in declaring that she supports the further nationalization of all agencies and companies essential to humanity, such as health, education, security, labor, and food. As the end of the year comes, it becomes clear that the DSDCU is an effective compromise party, forming a bridge between the more moderate social-democrats and the hardline Communists. Regardless, the party makes no attempt to wrestle control of the government and has since shown to agree with most of the current socialistic policies that move the country forward.
    • Iceland: In Iceland, Kristjan X rules as King, with Asgeir Asgeirsson as his Prime Minister. The economy in Iceland performs much better than in mainland Denmark, and many people find jobs in the fishing and lumber industries. The Althing of Iceland is similarly worried about Nazi Germany.
    • Greenland: Greenland remains a personal territory of Denmark and has very little autonomy of its own. Godthab is the largest town and is the de facto capital of Greenland.

1936.0

Normally, mod events would go here, but the vast majority of events are either player decisions or natural disasters in North America. As such, there are several tornados in the United States and a heat wave kills thousands. 

THOUSANDS? In this day and age?

This was before the magic we know as central air conditioning

  • Turkey: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk maintained his position as the the first president of the Republic of Turkey. Known to be a keen supporter of his very own ideology, Kemalism; he implemented laws in order to bring forth sweeping political, social, cultural and religious reforms which would separate Turkey from Ottoman tradition and embrace Westernized way of living. However, Mustafa surely did not believe that a Westernized Turkey was bound to reach success for economic reforms too had to be implemented. This involved the construction of a cotton print factory and a Turkish aircraft factory at Istanbul as well as many factories through the nation. Many state-owned factories for agriculture and textile industries too were handed over to private owners and Mustafa initiated the start of model farms which were setup in large number throughout the state, and in turn privatized whilst the state itself invested its budget on construction of a railroad system to link the entire state of Turkey. The Central Bank of Turkey was established primarily to look over the exchange rate, however; government funds and Turkish reserves. However, the government was particular in nationalizing all Turkey tobacco farms in order to set about a complete monopoly over its export. Generally, Mustafa promoted literacy and education in Turkey, and had in total; invested 3% of the GDP for education. Moreover, being a Turkish Nationalist; he encouraged education in Turkish and was supportive of the spread of Turkish culture. But all the while, he made sure to keep maintain law and order in Turkey by initiating the establish of the Federal Espionage and Security Force [FESF] which basically acted as an authoritarian force to look over crime. The FESF was also kept as a secretive group to exist for counter-intelligence missions. The Turkish military itself stood at 250,000 men, although it was poorly equipped and utilised World War I era weapons. Turkey also served to export the large number of minerals, being abundant in chromite, boron, iron ore, copper. Meanwhile, fortifications and trenches are dug in Eastern Anatolia near the border with the USSR due to the territorial claims that Armenia SFSR held over Turkey. The Zafer Project continues, aiming at establishing a major defence system to defend Turkey; concentrating on building defenses by the Caucausus Mountains and coastline bordering the Black sea. As many as 20,000 marines are recruited into the navy in order to confuct espionage missions at the Aegean Sea. At the very same time, the opening ceremony of the Erdimir Port takes place. The construction of the port is termed a great success and investors are attracted from all over the world to invest in the Erdimir Port. The population is met with a sharp and steady increase, reaching 18 million due to the success of Kemals agricultural and industrial reforms. [Mil/Eco Turn]
    • ​Turkish - German Diplomacy: The Turkish President, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk arrives at Berlin to meet with Chancellor Oskar von Hindenburg. During the meeting, Kemal requests the purchasal of German naval battleships and aircraft. Mustafa Kemal moreover requests the German Reich for the sale of German tanks and industrial development components in automotive. Finally, Kemal discusses possible German aid in advancing the Zafer Project which aims to completely secure Turkey from any possible Soviet aggression. 
  • Second Spainish Republic: After a long awaited, scheduled election, Niceto Alcalá-Zamora comes to power after a close vote. After Niceto talked with the mining corporations, the talks went extremely bad, and the value of the companies continues to drop. To add insult to injury, miners start to strike for higher wages and more healthcare benefits. He says in his inaugural speech "La industria minera en ruinas, sólo un liderazgo fuerte puede traer renovar el gran poder que tenía." which translates to "The Mining industry in in ruins, only strong leadership can bring renew the great power it had." "Niceto also states in his inguaral speech. España tiene el potencial para convertirse en una gran potencia en Europa, con el liderazgo correcto, economía y equilibrio militar." which translates to "Spain has the potential to become a great power in Europe, with the right leadership, economy, and military balance." Investments in the mining industry made by France and the USSR start to turn around the economy for the Republic of Spain. The revolts in Gallcia grow out of control, with Franco and his army starting to spread throughout northern Spain. Spain asks France, Great Britain, and to a lesser extent the Soviet Union to help defend the Republic from the Nationalist Rebels. (Civil war has started people, pick your sides) [Mil/Econ Turn]
    • French Dip: We send roughly 25,000 of our best to aid France as well as roughly 100 of the new Char B1 Medium Battle Tanks.
  • Thailand: Thailand begins to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved, and some new roadways are built.
  • Yugoslavia: We continue build up our military and navy. Farming is our biggest industry. We continue to improve the infrastructure of the nation. Roads and railway are continuing to be built around the nation. Factories continue to build weapons and battleships for the navy and military. We start to build up our cities into metropolis. Birth rates are starting to increase. Riots continue to happen. The PM continues to train more troops for his team.
  • Greece: The draft of Greek men continues, with the conscripts undergoing training and with total troop count reaching 520,000. Training of pilots is increased and a total of 91 aircraft are in the aircraft. The navy begins constructing a number of cruisers. Some older buildings and other structures in Athens are replaced with newer, more modern constructs. Propaganda continues to be circulated. Metaxas becomes popular among the Greek people. The Greek government would like to establish diplomatic relations with Bulgaria and would like to know what is the new government in the country [MOD RESPONSE].
  • Sweden: Work on improving the economy and military begins. The army, navy and air force continue to get more recruits at a peacetime rate. We start a basic welfare program, nothing major. We also seek to improve relations with the Soviet Union. We start researching Arctic Warfare due to our range in latitude.
  • British Raj: India continues to improve its Infrastructure and build up its military. The Indian population continues to grow slowly, as a few new farms are built most on rivers. New parts of roads are build and every a few houses are built in largest cities in India. Tensions between Hindus and Muslims rise in India. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in India.
  • Belgium: Military still developing the weapons which would equip them to soldiers in case of a war and helps. Government is sure about the economy, despite all of his action would made his interests for the industry, farm. He reveals the words for the industry to keep doing whatever they can to keep economy alive on purposes. The weapons still develops.
  • Japan: Kiesuke Okada unexpectedly steps down and is replaced by Fumimaro Konoe. The war in china continues with great success, capturing key cities. New bombers are tested in battle, with amazing results. The population booms but as it does, the need for resources grows with it. Works on military and infrastructure.
    • Manchukuo: Military and infrastructure improve.
    • Korea: Military and infrastructure improve.
    • West Papua: Military and Infrastructure improve.
  • Argentina: The Navy begins to expand shipyards to accommodate the aircraft carrier. Hispano Argentina Fábrica de Automotores SA begins to design a new army truck and semiautomatic pistol called the Ballester-Molina. The company also begins to design a .50 caliber machine gun and a .30 caliber machine gun using basis from the M2 Browning and the M1919 machine guns. All the weapons will go into mass production in 1938, and be standard issue. The Air Force begins to design a new fighter plane, and the Navy collaborates alongside, using the final design modifying it to serve as a carrier based aircraft. The government continues public works projects including laying plumbing lines and electrical lines to the interior, increasing the overall quality of life for the citizens. Buenos Aries begins to look into a public transportation system involving trains, subways, and busing systems. It will be complete by 1945 for public access and use. The Navy acquires another two patrol boats. Infrastructure improves.
  • Hungary: Hungary develops the economy and infrastructure. The military currently consists of 500,000 men, many of them not Hungarian. We ask Germany for an alliance. The majority of Hungary's troops are located on the border with Austria, after an Austrian agent is found in Hungary. (Economy and infrastructure turn)
  • Iran: Declare neutrality in the current conflict in the war in the Far East and in Europe. Focus on modernizing the nation infractructure and education increase. We ask any European states or America to help us quick start the oil industry in exchange of advantageous tariff on our oil. Effort to modernize the army into a regional power start very slowly with the acquisition of WW1 weapon.
  • New Zealand: We condemn the Japanese invasion of China, and propose foregein involvement, however, we stay neutral. Mobilization of army begins after the danger of the Far East and fears of invasion. Sheep trade is offered to British Raj, Iran, Poland, Canada and France. We again ask France if we can buy a bit of the South Province of New Caledonia. Guns are produced, as well as many tanks and airplanes and warships. Bill Parry is expected to win the 1938 General Election. Cows and chickens are popular in South Island, with many cows being ecologically milked and shipped to foreign countries and cities like Christchurch, while chickens are also shipped to other foreign countries. Vegetarianism grows, as more people feel sympathy for animals.
    • Iranian Dip: Accepts the trade agreement.
  • Netherlands: We improve military and economy. We offer trade agreements to Belgium, UK, Germany and France. The standing military has 60,000 troops. The current queen is Wilhelmina. She is 55 years old. Henri Winkelman is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. A new political party is started, called NNF (Nederlands Nationaal Front (Dutch National Front)). It is right-winged. NNF gains even more support now. The NSB (Fascists) has declined to the point that it practically doesn't exist, while the CPN (Communists) grows a little. The NNF wins the elctions, and Mitchell Roelofsen becomes the new Prime-Minister of the Netherlands. The NNF supports alliances with the surrounding powers(Germany, France and UK), and thus alliances are offered to Germany, France and the UK.
    • Dutch Guiana: We improve military and economy. 
    • Netherlands Antilles: We improve military and economy.
    • Dutch East Indies: We improve military and economy. We offer trade to Siam, British Raj and the British East Indies. 
  • South Africa: The South African government prepares to produce new military equipment and increase the budget based on the 1933 Defense White Paper published by the military. Based on the white paper's statements, the expansion of the navy, army air force, and the army in general, are absolute musts. The threat posed by the forces in Europe have necessitated the need for a larger military, and therefore the government authorizes the construction of three deticated aeroplane factories, additional armories, and a series of shipyards in Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, and East London. The military commissions the design of a new group of armored vehicles for the planned armored divisions that are to be formed from the previosu mobilization of men. Elsewhere, the construction of the Windhoek-Uppington is nearing completion. The town of Walvis Bay is expanded to serve as a naval base and port center in expectation of a population boom as the government sinks money into the development of South-West Africa. The government authorized the education of 100,000 young black African men and women to aid in the expansion of the economy in Transvaal, as the mining industry sees an increase in demand for workers as the industrialization of South-West Africa begins to pick up pace, and more construction materials are required. Though concerning many Afrikaners, the government assures them that it will not allow the natives to threaten white minority rule in the region. To that end, all blacks educated by the government are restricted to clerical jobs, freeing up white men to work in the military and the new businesses opening in Windhoek and Walvis Bay. A late census from 1935 reveals that South Africa has a total population of 9,498,152, while South-West Africa has a total population of 475,583 inhabitants.
  • Denmark: In Denmark, Christian X rules as King, with Thorvauld Stauning as his Prime Minister. The economy improves only slightly, as the Great Depressions continues to strangle the country. The Rigsdag, the parliament of Denmark, is puzzled by yet another coup in Germany, but is glad that Hitler is out of power. The parliament officially recognizes Germany as a democracy, but one under an unacceptable military rule. Relations are once more extended to Britain and France, as well as Austria. In cultural news, many socialist/Communist groups in Denmark are invigorated over the fall of Fascism in Germany and Austria, with many calling on Stauning to institute a much greater socialist doctrine in Denmark. In 1935, the Danish Social-Democratic Communist Union is formed after a merger of the various Communistic and leftist wings, both moderate and hardline, in the country. They elect Ruth Berlau to head their new union in the Rigsdag. In a speech in September, Berlau sets out the ideological guidlines of the Union, stating that the DSDCU is an effective amalgamation of all left-wing Communist and social democratic parties, except for the party that Stauning is apart of. She also declares that neither Stauning's party nor the authoritarianism of Stalinist Communism are appropriate ways to govern. Berlau finishes her speech in declaring that she supports the further nationalization of all agencies and companies essential to humanity, such as health, education, security, labor, and food. As the end of 1935 comes, it becomes clear that the DSDCU is an effective compromise party, forming a bridge between the more moderate social-democrats and the hardline Communists. Regardless, the party makes no attempt to wrestle control of the government and has since shown to agree with most of the current socialistic policies that move the country forward. By 1936, the Rigsdag is primarily split between three parties: The Social Democrats, The DSDCU, and the Venstre (Liberal Conservatives; or leftists who still harbor conservative values). The DSDCU grows this year both in the Rigsdag and among the common people. Many simply call it the 'Democratic Communist Union', and its members 'Democratic Communists'. Ruth Berlau remains party leader and continues developing her views, mirroring the views of German Communist theorist Rosa Luxemburg, who was neither an avid Social Democratic nor a far-left Marxist-Leninist. Members of the government draw these same parallels, and could see Ruth Berlau becoming much more prominent in years to come. However, others, particularly those allied with Thorvald Stauning, acuse Berlau of being too radical and a threat to the fragile economic system of Denmark. In May, Berlau responds to these accusations by stating that socialism and capitalism do not mix, and a much greater welfare-esque economy is needed to support national stability. However, she stresses the fact that a free economy is vital to a democracy, but that free market is subject to unscrupulous businesspeople and predatory corporations and requires government regulation. The rest of the summer plays out peacefully, with the next general elections for Prime Minister being in 1939.
    • Iceland: In Iceland, Kristjan X rules as King, with Asgeir Asgeirsson as his Prime Minister. The economy in Iceland performs much better than in mainland Denmark, and many people find jobs in the fishing and lumber industries. 
    • Greenland: Greenland remains a personal territory of Denmark and has very little autonomy of its own. Godthab is the largest town and is the de facto capital of Greenland.
  • Poland: We build up military and infrastructure. We're getting more scared of Soviet Union than Germany. We seek an ally who is also against BOTH the Soviet Unon and Germany.
  • France: France begins to renovate and improve its industry after seeing the Germany's new economic machine, and begin to try to compete with the Germans. France continues to build up its military due to the growing Communist threat in Eastern Europe. In the hopes to help prepare in case of another European war, the newest French Medium Battle Tank begins production with the first wave of the design have been rolled out, the Char B1 Tank. The current French Army division stands at roughly 1,300,000 men due to the increased fear in Eastern Europe and more are being trained in case an outbreak of war occurs, with roughly 750,000 able bodied men in reserve. Two more Dunkerque-class battleships are constructed and completed, also renovating the current French fleet. Small steps are made in the way of French aviation technology. We try to improve our economy with a few government programs to help aid its recovery. The freeing up of colonial holdings and giving them more power has allowed France to free up some excess funds to help maintain its current military, upgrade it, and to help out the shot economy. We continue to maintain relations with our allies and trade partners. We also agree to German Diplomatic treaty offered to us by the Germans. France keeps a watchful eye on the events in Spain (Military turn).
  • 'Saudi Arabia: The Newly birthed Kingdom continues to develop its military and economy. Resources remain scarce in the nation, with little fertile land existing in Arabia, the King accepts the American and Swiss offers to search for oil in Arabia, and in exchange, they will get 5% of the profits for the first ten years (post discovery) and preferential trade until the end of time. The Saudi King begins to a program to re-purpose the little fertile land in the nation to increase domestic food production. Industry is also developed, though at a slower rateWith The Yemeni government rejecting our offer for peace, an army of 12,000 men, led by Crown Prince Saud, is deployed to defend the disputed territory from Yemeni Attackers. He is currently under strict orders to not attack the Yemeni yet. Ibn Saud seeks to modernize the Saudi Armed forces, which currently stands at about 40,000 men. We ask to purchase arms from any nations willing to sell arms. The Saudi Royal Navy and Saudi Royal Air Force are also expanded, with new planes and ships slated for construction based on old Ottoman designs. Shipyards and naval bases are also expanded to account for the planned naval expansion. The navy stands at 200 men and six ships, while the air force stands at 150 men and 40 aircraft. Seeing as the British are downsizing their navies, we request to purchase some old or outdated ships. All of the military expansion programs led the nation into debt. As such, a three-part plan is put into effect. The first part increases the tax that must be paid when Muslims make the pilgrimage to the holy cities. The second is to cut spending on public works. The third is to increase the search for oil. With the third year of the three-part plan, the nation sees the deficit drop slightly.
  • Soviet Union: The situation inside the Soviet Union rises to a boiling point as the supporters of the NKVD and the military are increasingly tense with each other yet don't have the ability to act yet. Eventually, the tension reaches a critical point and the military supporters loyal to Mikhail Tukhachevsky decide to act first, convinced that if they wait much longer, they will be arrested and executed by Stalin and the NKVD. Military tanks and armored cars surround the Kremlin as Red Army forces storm the capital. While the situation remains tense for a while, it soon becomes apparent that the military forces are triumphant and Stalin and his cadre of supporters have been arrested for "crimes against the people and the revolution." Soon after, Stalin is tried in a show trial and condemned for treason. Stalin is executed in a quiet affair and soon after the military purge the NKVD of most of Stalin's supporters. Some of Stalin's supporters like Molotov are arrested but for most of them they are only condemned or imprisoned. The Council of Soviets declares Mikhail Tukhachevsky to be the head chairman of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and is promoted to Marshal soon after. With this newfound power, Tukhachevsky begins the industrialization of the Soviet military at a pace even faster than what Stalin had tried to do, eager to rapidly modernize the military in both technology and tactics. The idea of Deep Operations is further developed and officially adopted by the Soviet military machine, which also places more focus on industrialization and armored vehicles than just sheer manpower. True to Tukhachevsky's rather stern and bloody disposition and reputation, the military starts investigation and production of chemical weapons such as sarin, mustard, and tear gas, although the development and stockpiling of these weapons is a classified secret. To help support the military machine that Tukhachevsky is making, industrialization and infrastructure efforts are increased in order to fulfill any demands the military and state might have. Less skilled on the diplomatic front, Tukhachevsky agrees to the alliance with Austria and also decides to support the Spanish mining industry, seeing it as a potential front to expand Communism in southern Europe. Noticing the Japanese invading China and deciding that this would be an opportune time to both exact revenge for the Xinjiang War and liberate more of the various Chinese peoples, the Soviet Union sends in several armies into Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia in order to carve out a section for themselves.
    • Mongolia: The coup in Moscow has sent tremors through the Mongolian government, and some of those that were fiercely loyal to Stalin flee while others stay to try to maintain their power. Soviet armies en route to invade China restore order in Mongolia and execute several of the Stalinist supporters for crimes against the people. As a result of the change, persecution of the Buddhists decreases slightly, although overall their situation is still not that great. Several cavalry and infantry divisions join their Soviet comrades to help liberate China.
    • Tuva: Much of what happens in Mongolia also happens in Tuva. The region is slightly unsettled with the coup, but life in the area soon returns to normal within a short period of time. A small Soviet force is installed to maintain order. A division of soldiers is provided to help assist the Soviets in their campaign. 
    • East Turkestan People's Republic: The provisional republic is largely unaffected by the coup, although it is soon affected by the war. The Republic does what it can to help the soldiers of the Soviet Union accomplish their objectives and some Uyghur nationalists and Communists join up with them in order to achieve national liberation. 
  • Guatemala's reforms continue, as the sat vestiges of the old economic system are wiped away. The formation of People's Communes in Honduras and El Salvador continues to be encouraged. Influence over El Salvador grows, as the government become increasingly dominated by Guatemalan-linked socialist parties (Turn One of Five). Tensions continue to rise with Honduras. The military modernizes, and continues to train with new weapons, including planes. Arms imports continue to flow in.
  • In the United States, construction of the Hoover Dam is completed. Tornadoes hit places and kill people and destroy things. There is minor naval buildup and air force stuff but America mostly focuses on the economic situation.
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    The Volkspanzer I

  • Austria: As more Freikorps agents are found, anger towards the Germans grows. Meanwhile, VSS agents continue espionage in Germany, Yugoslavia, Italy, and Hungary. The Reserve Korps is relocated to the Hungarian border due to their positioning on our border. The Volkspanzerkorps begins training maneuvers in the Alps and near Vienna. The government funds the Volkspanzer project, which is the project to produce Austrian tanks. This results in the Volkspanzer I, a small, three manned vehicle. There is a commander, and driver. The commander is in the turret, and the driver in the chassis. There is a 45mm gun on the tank. There is a small radio in the tank, next to the driver.
  • German Reich: Following the developments of negotiations with France and the return of the Saarland and permission to remilitarize the Rhineland the German population is ecstatic. The regime receives massive support from the German population, as the Wermacht moves into the Rhineland they are greeted by massive support from the locals. The Saarland is re-annexed to the Rhineland province. Conscription continues and the reserves start to swell up. 'German Industry starts picking up massively as remilitarized production nears completion. Large scale production of the first fighter of the new official German Air Force is developed known as the Messerschmitt DF 109, with full scale production to begin within a few months. The Panzer I is developed and testing of the new tank begins, several of these tanks are shipped to the volunteers aiding Chinese nationalists to test in actual combat scenarios. Development of the Panzer II begins as the Panzer I proved to have several shortcomings. Bombers are slowly brought into production. Armored vehicles are also put forward on the production line. Development of new military tactics begin based on previous experiences and new technology, a general idea on blitzkrieg is developed but ultimately the German high command fight over if the tactic will bring out direct victory in future conflicts due to its dependence on a quick war. Scientific research continues under the funding of the government. Education continues to be reformed by the government. Compulsory physical education is instituted  for all youths, along with the opening of free sports clubs. As the Military rapidly expands and industry is experiencing a massive revival due to increasing demands the German economy starts picking up and the Reichsmark grows in value. To further stabilize the growing economy and market value, the mark is pegged to the value of gold on the market but backed by industrial and agricultural assets. To improve Germany's still very present debt issues Germany approaches the U.S.A. and Switzerland to negotiate an aid program to help get out of debt, and offers to pay back all aid giving within 15 years at a 4% interest rate. To curtail the growing threat posed by Communism in Austria, weapons are sent to the anti-Communist opposition including the remnants of the Nazi party, and Freikorps members are sent into Austria to help raise militancy against the Communist dictatorship that rules over it. Pan-German sentiments start to pick up as many Germans want to see their Austrian brothers united within the same state and free from eastern pollution. 
    • Copy posting for Nk on request. Saturn 02:57, February 22, 2015 (UTC)

1936.5

The last known Tasmanian Tiger dies in Australia. Let's keep some tigers alive.

The 1936 Olympic games take place in Berlin, Germany.

  • Turkey: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk maintained his position as the the first president of the Republic of Turkey. Known to be a keen supporter of his very own ideology, Kemalism; he implemented laws in order to bring forth sweeping political, social, cultural and religious reforms which would separate Turkey from Ottoman tradition and embrace Westernized way of living. However, Mustafa surely did not believe that a Westernized Turkey was bound to reach success for economic reforms too had to be implemented. This involved the construction of a cotton print factory and a Turkish aircraft factory at Istanbul as well as many factories through the nation. Many state-owned factories for agriculture and textile industries too were handed over to private owners and Mustafa initiated the start of model farms which were setup in large number throughout the state, and in turn privatized whilst the state itself invested its budget on construction of a railroad system to link the entire state of Turkey. The Central Bank of Turkey was established primarily to look over the exchange rate, however; government funds and Turkish reserves. However, the government was particular in nationalizing all Turkey tobacco farms in order to set about a complete monopoly over its export. Generally, Mustafa promoted literacy and education in Turkey, and had in total; invested 3% of the GDP for education. Moreover, being a Turkish Nationalist; he encouraged education in Turkish and was supportive of the spread of Turkish culture. But all the while, he made sure to keep maintain law and order in Turkey by initiating the establish of the Federal Espionage and Security Force [FESF] which basically acted as an authoritarian force to look over crime. The FESF was also kept as a secretive group to exist for counter-intelligence missions. The Turkish military itself stood at 250,000 men, although it was poorly equipped and utilised World War I era weapons. Turkey also served to export the large number of minerals, being abundant in chromite, boron, iron ore, copper. Meanwhile, fortifications and trenches are dug in Eastern Anatolia near the border with the USSR due to the territorial claims that Armenia SFSR held over Turkey. The Zafer Project continues, aiming at establishing a major defence system to defend Turkey; concentrating on building defenses by the Caucasus Mountains and coastline bordering the Black Sea. As many as 20,000 marines are recruited into the navy in order to conduct espionage missions at the Aegean Sea. At the very same time, the opening ceremony of the Erdimir Port takes place. The construction of the port is termed a great success and investors are attracted from all over the world to invest in the Erdimir Port. The population is met with a sharp and steady increase, reaching 18 million due to the success of Kemal's agricultural and industrial reforms. [Mil/Eco Turn]
    • ​Turkish - German Diplomacy: The Turkish President, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk arrives at Berlin to meet with Chancellor Oskar von Hindenburg. During the meeting, Kemal requests the purchasal of German naval battleships and aircraft. Mustafa Kemal moreover requests the German Reich for the sale of German tanks and industrial development components in automotive. Finally, Kemal discusses possible German aid in advancing the Zafer Project which aims to completely secure Turkey from any possible Soviet aggression. 
  • New Zealand: Placeholder Sheep trade continues with Australia and Iran, sheep trade is again offered to China, British Raj, and U.K. We offer help to Tasmanian Tigers, building reservations. Military is built up, after the danger in the Far East. [Mil/Econ]
  • Brazil: The nation itself continues to show steady growth and economic re-surging after years of issues caused by the depression. The Brazilian nation seeking less usual economic support from abroad continues its advance as what is now being known as the Brazilian restoration. With industries beginning to re-open, new industries taking root, and a promising economic setup provided by the government allows the development of Brazil into a more modern and powerful nation able to in eventuality globally compete. The government heavily pushes the new settlement opportunities within Brazil along the amazons as more territory opens up. The Brazilian navy receives its new modern battleship from italy after nearly two years under construction. It is named the Rio De Janeiro and is christened with Brazil's best naval crew, and a broadside of its batteries to commemorate its launch. Brazilian population hits 39.2 million with a sharp increase in immigration from Europe. Brazil begins to openly influence Venezuela managing another major landmark trade deal as Brazilian business begins to entwine with Venezuelan Business. (Turn Three of Six) Brazilian overtures to Uruguay continue to bear fruit as a more positive opinion of Brazil in Uruguay begins to rise. The Brazilian constitution is finalized with Getulia Vargas to stay in power as the first president until 1940 in which the first elections will take place. This was the only way for the constitution to pass as Vargas was unwilling to give up his power and many were unwilling to see an inept leader take power. The Brazilian industrial base gaining heavy industry equipment and parts from multiple sources as well as blueprints to build more. Coal mining output in Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina pick up immensely as the buildup of military, heavy lumber equipment, and the development of all other industries takes off from this. The First Few Steel mills open up in Rio Grande Do Sul as well employing thousands of people as the materials go to the various developments. With unexpected blueprints of the BF-109 and the Panzer I from Germany the Brazilian government immediately puts the BF-109 into production managing to churn out ten aircraft to test and get a handle on. The Panzer I, however, is produced in limited quantities and its design is evaluated within Brazilian design plans for a medium and heavy tanks at well. The further development of a combat doctrine continues with tanks with experimentation of it continuing on into fast attack and high speed attacks based on overwhelming defenses. The Brazilian effort to expand other industries is slowed. However, as much of Brazil's current industry is holding up previous market workload, military manufacturing, and now the expansion of heavy industry exponentially.
  • Second Spanish Republic: After a long awaited, scheduled election, Niceto Alcalá-Zamora comes to power after a close vote. After Niceto talked with the mining corporations, the talks went extremely bad, and the value of the companies continues to drop. To add insult to injury, miners start to strike for higher wages and more healthcare benefits. He says in his inaugural speech "La industria minera en ruinas, sólo un liderazgo fuerte puede traer renovar el gran poder que tenía." which translates to "The Mining industry in in ruins, only strong leadership can bring renew the great power it had." "Niceto also states in his inguaral speech. España tiene el potencial para convertirse en una gran potencia en Europa, con el liderazgo correcto, economía y equilibrio militar." which translates to "Spain has the potential to become a great power in Europe, with the right leadership, economy, and military balance." Investments in the mining industry made by France and the USSR start to turn around the economy for the Republic of Spain. Little progress has been made with Franco and his army in Galicia, spreading west to Navare. French re-inforcements are organized there, as well as a majority of the Spanish Army. [Mil/Econ Turn]
  • Indian Independence League: The Indian Independence League was founded in 1928 by Indian nationalists, and the organisation was located in various parts of South-East Asia and included Indian expatriates. In a series of meetings between the INA leaders and the Japanese in 1933, it was decided to cede the leadership of the IIL and the INA to Subhas Chandra Bose, since a number of the officers and troops who had returned to PoW camps, or had not volunteered in the first place, made it known that they would be willing to join the INA only on the condition that it was led by Bose. Bose had, at the start of the war in Europe, escaped from house arrest to make his way to Germany. Later, Bose had turned his attention to Southeast Asia. With its large overseas Indian population, it was recognized that the region was fertile ground for establishing an anti-colonial force to fight the Raj.
  • United Kingdom: The sun never sets on the British Empire! King George V remains monarch at the start of this year, but he passes away. His successor and son, Edward, becomes King of Britain. In an interesting turn of events, he considers abdicating in order to marry Wallace Simpson. He decides that Britain needs a ruler now rather than a succession crisis and, in a fateful, if not heartbreaking move, he breaks off all public relations with the woman. Rumors arise almost immediately of a secret affair continuing. As the United Kingdom recovers from its wheat harvest failure, the Communist sentiment in Britain begins to swell among the general populace. In October, a massive strike takes place as desperate workers struggle to make a living. Communist sentiment in Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland grows. The Communist Party, which saw a 4% share of the vote in the General Election of 1935, becomes popular in the British colonies as well. Such growth of the party concerns Parliament greatly. The troops in York discover a Communist meeting spot and declare it to be an insurgency. All hotels on Scarcroft Street, namely the Wheatland Lodge, is raided by British troops. 76 people in total are arrested. Most are later found to be not guilty. This sparks an outrage amongst the Communist sympathizers and the citizens of York. Three days after the Scarcroft Raids, protests on Scarcroft and other streets in York erupt into full-blown riots. The rioting continues into next year. There are roughly 400,000 people in the British Army. The powerful British Navy also sees budget cuts; it owns 208 ships as of the end of this year. While this is still a massive navy, it is a drain on resources and money for the United Kingdom
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved, and some new roadways are built. More Buddhist temples are also built.
  • British Raj: India continues to improve its Infrastructure and build up its military. The Indian population continues to grow slowly, as a few new farms are built most on rivers. New parts of roads are build and every a few houses are built in largest cities in India. Tensions between Hindus and Muslims rise in India. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in India. As the 1936 Olympics Games is held in Berlin in Germany, India competed the Olympics by winning one gold, only one is Field Hockey, who the Indian Men's Team defeated Germany in final match. Meanwhile, an Indian writer called Ravi Phunkar begins writing on its second book called The Sweetest Folk: Meet the Cy-Bugs.
  • Yugoslavia: We continue build up our military and navy. Farming is our biggest industry. We continue to improve the infrastructure of the nation. Roads and railway are continuing to be built around the nation. Factories continue to build weapons and battleships for the navy and military. We start to build up our cities into metropolis. Birth rates are starting to increase. Riots continue to happen. The PM continues to train more troops for his team. We send a bunch of athletes to Germany for the Olympics.
    • Austrian Dip: We offer to sell 200 of our new Volkspanzer Is to Yugoslavia plus the production rights for nine millions dollars.
    • Yugoslavian Dip: We agree to the trade deal with Austria.
    • Austrian Dip: We also ask for an alliance between our two countries.
    • Yugoslavian Dip: We agree to the alliance.
  • Belgium: Belgian forces stand about 65,000. The weapons still develop while finishes, the nature for equipment. Industry is still good. But for purpose while something happens will took a helping situation. Some buildings are built up.
  • Monaco: The nation of Monaco again asks for a non aggression pact with the nation of France and the nation of Italy, to ensure our nation's immediate security from foreign invasion. Football becomes increasingly popular in our nation, with the local team, AS Monaco FC, attracting large crowds. Plans are made for a large football stadium in Monaco, which will be able to hold over 18,000 people. The government puts a big interest in attracting tourism from neighboring nations into our borders. The popular Monte Carlo Casino is expanded to grow the gambling industry. Another popular attraction is the Monaco Grand Prix, which becomes one of Europe's most prestigious races. The Opéra de Monte-Carlo and the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra is supported by the government in order to promote the arts in our nation. The military of Monaco, used primarily for internal policing, is expanded with the help of France, to create a local task force in case of attack. With Fascism seemingly on the rise in nearby nations, the government passes a law allowing for military training. A few thousand people are listed for training in the next few years, with 300 men being called into active service, and 600 placed in reserve. Arms are purchased from France, most notably a stockpile of MAS 1873 revolvers, Lebel Model 1886 rifles, Modèle 1892 revolvers, MAS-36 rifles, MAS-49 rifles. A few hundred volunteers from San Marino, as well as 500 men from France, are prepared for an attack against the Fascist government in San Marino. Supplies and weapons continue to be secretly shipped from Monaco to Rimini, to San Marino, where an underground network is established.
  • Australia: Continues developing the military. Trade with other nations goes smoothly. We request to open trade with Indonesia.
  • Greece: The draft of Greek men continues, with the conscripts undergoing training and with total troop count reaching 580,000. Training of pilots is increased and a total of 91 aircraft are in the aircraft. The navy continues constructing a number of cruisers. Some older buildings and other structures in Athens are replaced with newer, more modern constructs. Propaganda continues to be circulated. Metaxas becomes popular among the Greek people. Construction on the Metaxas Line continue, a line of fortifications and trenches on the northern border.
  • Japan: The war continues with great pace, and it becomes a testing ground for new bombers and weaponry. At home, people cheer on the athletes as they go to compete in Berlin. Continues developing the economy and infrastructure.
    • Korea: Economy and infrastructure are improved.
    • Manchukuo: Economy and infrastructure are improved.
    • West Papua: Economy and infrastructure are improved.
  • Poland: As we are scared of the Soviets, we support Japan, and ask to improve relations with Japan. We improve military and infrastructure. We also place a bid for the 1938 World Cup, which we hope will bring countries together and improve our economy. Our bid is centerred around Krakow, Lodz, Vilnius, Lviv, Poznan, Bialystok, Lublin, and Warsaw. We happily send athletes to Berlin, and hope to improve our relations with Germany.
  • The enemy of your enemy is your friend except when you have no business with them.
  • Sweden: Work on improving the economy and military begins. The army, navy and air force continue to get more recruits at a peacetime rate. We start a basic welfare program, nothing major. We also seek to improve relations with the Soviet Union. We start researching Arctic Warfare due to our range in latitude.
  • Hungary: Hungary develops the economy and infrastructure. The military currently consists of 500,000 men, many of them not Hungarian. We ask Germany for an alliance. The majority of Hungary's troops are located on the border with Austria, because of the rising Communist leadership. (Economy and infrastructure turn)
  • Meta
  • Saudi Arabia: The Newly birthed Kingdom continues to develop its military and economy. Resources remain scarce in the nation, with little fertile land existing in Arabia, the King accepts the American and Swiss offers to search for oil in Arabia, and in exchange, they will get 5% of the profits for the first ten years (post discovery) and preferential trade until the end of time. The Saudi King begins to a program to re-purpose the little fertile land in the nation to increase domestic food production. Industry is also developed, though at a slower rateWith The Yemeni government rejecting our offer for peace, an army of 12,000 men, led by Crown Prince Saud, is deployed to defend the disputed territory from Yemeni Attackers. He is currently under strict orders to not attack the Yemeni yet. Ibn Saud seeks to modernize the Saudi Armed forces, which currently stands at about 40,000 men. We ask to purchase arms from any nations willing to sell arms. The Saudi Royal Navy and Saudi Royal Air Force are also expanded, with new planes and ships slated for construction based on old Ottoman designs. Shipyards and naval bases are also expanded to account for the planned naval expansion. The navy stands at 200 men and six ships, while the air force stands at 150 men and 40 aircraft. Seeing as the British are downsizing their navies, we request to purchase some old or outdated ships. All of the military expansion programs led the nation into debt. As such, a three-part plan is put into effect. The first part increases the tax that must be paid when Muslims make the pilgrimage to the holy cities. The second is to cut spending on public works. The third is to increase the search for oil. With the third year of the three-part plan, the nation sees the deficit drop slightly. We decrease the number of men in Saudi Controlled Greater Yemen and again seek to repair relations with Yemen.
  • France: France begins to renovate and improve its industry after seeing the Germany's new economic machine, and begin to try to compete with the Germans. France continues to build up its military due to the growing Communist threat in Eastern Europe. In the hopes to help prepare in case of another European war, the newest French Medium Battle Tank begins production with the first wave of the design have been rolled out, the Char B1 Tank. We also continue to build up our armored division we our newer tank designs now rolling out. The current French Army division stands at roughly 1,300,000 men due to the increased fear in Eastern Europe and more are being trained in case an outbreak of war occurs, with roughly 750,000 able bodied men in reserve. We continue to build up and improve our naval forces. Small steps are made in the way of French aviation technology. We try to improve our economy with a few government programs to help aid its recovery. The freeing up of colonial holdings and giving them more power has allowed France to free up some excess funds to help maintain its current military, upgrade it, and to help out the shot economy. We continue to maintain relations with our allies and trade partners. France keeps a watchful eye on the events in Spain with it sending legionaries into the nation. We send athletes to the Olympics in Berlin(Military turn).
  • Netherlands: We improve military and economy. We offer trade agreements to Belgium, UK, Germany and France. The standing military has 60,000 troops. The current queen is Wilhelmina. She is 55 years old. Henri Winkelman is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. A new political party is started, called NNF (Nederlands Nationaal Front (Dutch National Front)). It is right-winged. NNF gains even more support now. The NSB (Fascists) has declined to the point that it practically doesn't exist, while the CPN (Communists) grows a little. The NNF wins the elctions, and Mitchell Roelofsen becomes the new Prime-Minister of the Netherlands. The NNF supports alliances with the surrounding powers(Germany, France and UK), and thus alliances are offered to Germany, France and the UK.
    • Dutch Guiana: We improve military and economy. 
    • Netherlands Antilles: We improve military and economy.
    • Dutch East Indies: We improve military and economy. We offer trade to Siam, British Raj and the British East Indies. 
    • French Dip: We agree to an alliance with the Dutch
  • Nothing of note happens in the United States other than continued economic growth. The Triborough Bridge opens in New York and FDR is re-elected to a second term in office. FDR continues to pass New Deal laws and America builds new infrastructure stuff. We ask Brazil to not bother other countries too much. Minor naval buildup.
  • Republic of Colombia: Reformation efforts continue throughout the nation, reaching out with trade treaties to surrounding nations such as Venezuela, Brazil, and Chile. The military continues to be improved, with development on a new medium tank underway. A fierce wave of patriotism and nationalism rolls throughout the nation, promoted by national projects and artistic festivals. Meanwhile, national tempers flare as anti-Peru propaganda is spread throughout the nation in response to the Colombia-Peru One Year War four years ago.
  • South Africa: The government begins to draw up plans for new tank designs, seeking to get ahead of the issue of the army lacking proper armor forces. The training of the new military forces needed to fulfill the white paper suggestions is underway, with tens of thousands of young men for the army and navy. Several warships have been ordered to be constructed for the navy, and aircraft slowly begin to exit the factories as the infrastructure is put in place. In the city of Johannesburg, the nation's first tank factory is completed, though it has yet to take up any orders as the military has not come up with a tank design to be built. Elsewhere, in the civilian sector, the banks finance a series of industrial parks in the suburbs of Johannesburg and Durban, seeking to expand the industrial sector of South Africa. While it has the economic power and manpower to run the nation in a fashionable manner, South Africa remains too reliant on British exports for finished products. If something should happen to Great Britain, South Africa could find itself short on industrial goods. Therefore, the Prime Minister Smuts states that the agenda of the South African government will be to become more self-sufficient economically, industrially, and militarily, with plans to increase South African power projection and economic strength in the world. Critical to that goal will be to harness the entire might of South Africa's population. This means, however unsavory, the education of South African blacks. Though he expects great resistance to the idea by the white population, the prime minister admits that South Africa can not grow as a nation if 90% of the population remains uneducated and disenfranchised. With a resurgent Brazil and increasingly imperialistic United States, Smuts admits that South Africa must increase itself foothold in Africa if it wishes to remain relevant in international affairs in the future.
    • South-West Africa: The Windhoek-Uppington railway is completed by the South African government, and settlers are railed into the city to begin the industrialization of the territory. The naval base at Walvis Bay is expanded in light of the expansion of the South African navy, and the construction of new homes and shops in the town are underway as plans to expand the local economy are drawn up by government contractors. Mineral exploration is the focus of the local government, with plans to employ the native population to work the mines underway. The lack of a major industrial center in South West Africa concerns many, as such an introduction into the area would help to grow the economy and the population by extension, needed to keep the wheel rolling once a permanent service sector is established for the territory. The government continues to provide economic incentives to those families willing to move into the region and help expand the local population for a period of five years of permanent residence.
  • Austria: We send athletes to the games in Germany. We continue producing Volkspanzer Is, their count coming up to 500 tanks. The Volkspanzer I in trials is very fast and maneuverable, its 45mm cannon being capable of penetrating most tanks of this age. However, its armor is relatively thin, and easily penetrated from all sides, despite the sloping. Designing for a Volkspanzer II begins. We step up mining industry in the Alps, providing much of the metal and other minerals needed to manufacture our tanks. We begin testing new engine designs, apart from the standard Motor-80 used in the Volkspanzer I.
  • Soviet Union: The situation inside the Soviet Union rises to a boiling point as the supporters of the NKVD and the military are increasingly tense with each other yet don't have the ability to act yet. Eventually, the tension reaches a critical point and the military supporters loyal to Mikhail Tukhachevsky decide to act first, convinced that if they wait much longer, they will be arrested and executed by Stalin and the NKVD. Military tanks and armored cars surround the Kremlin as Red Army forces storm the capital. While the situation remains tense for a while, it soon becomes apparent that the military forces are triumphant and Stalin and his cadre of supporters have been arrested for "crimes against the people and the revolution." Soon after, Stalin is tried in a show trial and condemned for treason. Stalin is executed in a quiet affair and soon after the military purge the NKVD of most of Stalin's supporters. Some of Stalin's supporters like Molotov are arrested but for most of them they are only condemned or imprisoned. The Council of Soviets declares Mikhail Tukhachevsky to be the head chairman of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and is promoted to Marshal soon after. With this newfound power, Tukhachevsky begins the industrialization of the Soviet military at a pace even faster than what Stalin had tried to do, eager to rapidly modernize the military in both technology and tactics. The idea of Deep Operations is further developed and officially adopted by the Soviet military machine, which also places more focus on industrialization and armored vehicles than just sheer manpower. True to Tukhachevsky's rather stern and bloody disposition and reputation, the military starts investigation and production of chemical weapons such as sarin, mustard, and tear gas, although the development and stockpiling of these weapons is a classified secret. To help support the military machine that Tukhachevsky is making, industrialization and infrastructure efforts are increased in order to fulfill any demands the military and state might have. Less skilled on the diplomatic front, Tukhachevsky agrees to the alliance with Austria and also decides to support the Spanish mining industry, seeing it as a potential front to expand Communism in southern Europe. Noticing the Japanese invading China and deciding that this would be an opportune time to both exact revenge for the Xinjiang War and liberate more of the various Chinese peoples, the Soviet Union sends in several armies into Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia in order to carve out a section for themselves.
    • Mongolia: The coup in Moscow has sent tremors through the Mongolian government, and some of those that were fiercely loyal to Stalin flee while others stay to try to maintain their power. Soviet armies en route to invade China restore order in Mongolia and execute several of the Stalinist supporters for crimes against the people. As a result of the change, persecution of the Buddhists decreases slightly, although overall their situation is still not that great. Several cavalry and infantry divisions join their Soviet comrades to help liberate China.
    • Tuva: Much of what happens in Mongolia also happens in Tuva. The region is slightly unsettled with the coup, but life in the area soon returns to normal within a short period of time. A small Soviet force is installed to maintain order. A division of soldiers is provided to help assist the Soviets in their campaign. 
    • East Turkestan People's Republic: The provisional republic is largely unaffected by the coup, although it is soon affected by the war. The Republic does what it can to help the soldiers of the Soviet Union accomplish their objectives and some Uyghur nationalists and Communists join up with them in order to achieve national liberation. 
  • Denmark: In Denmark, Christian X rules as King, with Thorvauld Stauning as his Prime Minister. The economy improves only slightly, as the Great Depressions continues to strangle the country. The Rigsdag, the parliament of Denmark, is puzzled by yet another coup in Germany, but is glad that Hitler is out of power. The parliament officially recognizes Germany as a democracy, but one under an unacceptable military rule. Relations are once more extended to Britain and France, as well as Austria. In cultural news, many socialist/Communist groups in Denmark are invigorated over the fall of Fascism in Germany and Austria, with many calling on Stauning to institute a much greater socialist doctrine in Denmark. In 1935, the Danish Social-Democratic Communist Union is formed after a merger of the various Communistic and leftist wings, both moderate and hardline, in the country. They elect Ruth Berlau to head their new union in the Rigsdag. In a speech in September, Berlau sets out the ideological guidlines of the Union, stating that the DSDCU is an effective amalgamation of all left-wing Communist and social democratic parties, except for the party that Stauning is apart of. She also declares that neither Stauning's party nor the authoritarianism of Stalinist Communism are appropriate ways to govern. Berlau finishes her speech in declaring that she supports the further nationalization of all agencies and companies essential to humanity, such as health, education, security, labor, and food. As the end of 1935 comes, it becomes clear that the DSDCU is an effective compromise party, forming a bridge between the more moderate social-democrats and the hardline Communists. Regardless, the party makes no attempt to wrestle control of the government and has since shown to agree with most of the current socialistic policies that move the country forward. By 1936, the Rigsdag is primarily split between three parties: The Social Democrats, The DSDCU, and the Venstre (Liberal Conservatives; or leftists who still harbor conservative values). The DSDCU grows this year both in the Rigsdag and among the common people. Many simply call it the 'Democratic Communist Union', and its members 'Democratic Communists'. Ruth Berlau remains party leader and continues developing her views, mirroring the views of German Communist theorist Rosa Luxemburg, who was neither an avid Social Democratic nor a far-left Marxist-Leninist. Members of the government draw these same parallels, and could see Ruth Berlau becoming much more prominent in years to come. However, others, particularly those allied with Thorvald Stauning, acuse Berlau of being too radical and a threat to the fragile economic system of Denmark. In May, Berlau responds to these accusations by stating that socialism and capitalism do not mix, and a much greater welfare-esque economy is needed to support national stability. However, she stresses the fact that a free economy is vital to a democracy, but that free market is subject to unscrupulous businesspeople and predatory corporations and requires government regulation. The rest of the Summer plays out peacefully, with the next general elections for Prime Minister being in 1939. Stauning notices the rising situation between Germany and the Communist powers and decides to stay neutral for the time being.
    • Iceland: In Iceland, Kristjan X rules as King, with Asgeir Asgeirsson as his Prime Minister. The economy in Iceland performs much better than in mainland Denmark, and many people find jobs in the fishing and lumber industries. 
    • Greenland: Greenland remains a personal territory of Denmark and has very little autonomy of its own. Godthab is the largest town and is the de facto capital of Greenland.
  • German Reich: Following the developments of negotiations with France and the return of the Saarland and permission to remilitarize the Rhineland the German population is ecstatic. The regime receives massive support from the German population, as the Wermacht moves into the Rhineland they are greeted by massive support from the locals. The Saarland is re-annexed to the Rhineland province. Conscription continues and the reserves start to swell up. German Industry starts picking up massively as remilitarized production nears completion. Large scale production of the first fighter of the new official German Air Force is developed known as the Messerschmitt DF 109, with full scale production to begin within a few months. The Panzer I is developed and testing of the new tank begins, several of these tanks are shipped to the volunteers aiding Chinese nationalists to test in actual combat scenarios. Development of the Panzer II begins as the Panzer I proved to have several short comings. Bombers are slowly brought into production. Armored vehicles are also put forward on the production line. Development of new military tactics begin based on previous experiences and new technology, a general idea on blitzkrieg is developed but ultimately the German high command fight over if the tactic will bring out direct victory in future conflicts due to its dependence on a quick war. Scientific research continues under the funding of the government. Education continues to be reformed by the government. Compulsory physical education is instituted for all youths, along with the opening of free sports clubs. As the Military rapidly expands and industry is experiencing a massive revival due to increasing demands the German economy starts picking up and the Reichsmark grows in value. To further stabilize the growing economy and market value, the mark is pegged to the value of gold on the market but backed by industrial and agricultural assets. To improve Germany's still very present debt issues Germany approaches the U.S.A. and Switzerland to negotiate an aid program to help get out of debt, and offers to pay back all aid giving within 15 years at a 4% interest rate. To curtail the growing threat posed by Communism in Austria, weapons are sent to the anti-Communist opposition including the remnants of the Nazi party, and Freikorps members are sent into Austria to help raise militancy against the Communist dictatorship that rules over it. Pan-German sentiments start to pick up as many Germans want to see their Austrian brothers united within the same state and free from eastern pollution.

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  • Guatemala's reforms continue, as the sat vestiges of the old economic system are wiped away. The formation of People's Communes in Honduras and El Salvador continues to be encouraged. Influence over El Salvador grows, as the government become increasingly dominated by Guatemalan-linked socialist parties (Turn One of Five). Tensions continue to rise with Honduras. The military modernizes, and continues to train with new weapons, including planes. Arms imports continue to flow in.
    • Brazil Dip: We warn against any attempt to expand Communist influence in the Americas and will swiftly deal with the problem if this continues.

1937.0

  • Turkey: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk maintained his position as the the first president of the Republic of Turkey. Known to be a keen supporter of his very own ideology, Kemalism; he implemented laws in order to bring forth sweeping political, social, cultural and religious reforms which would separate Turkey from Ottoman tradition and embrace Westernized way of living. However, Mustafa surely did not believe that a Westernized Turkey was bound to reach success for economic reforms too had to be implemented. This involved the construction of a cotton print factory and a Turkish aircraft factory at Istanbul as well as many factories through the nation. Many state-owned factories for agriculture and textile industries too were handed over to private owners and Mustafa initiated the start of model farms which were setup in large number throughout the state, and in turn privatized whilst the state itself invested its budget on construction of a railroad system to link the entire state of Turkey. The Central Bank of Turkey was established primarily to look over the exchange rate, however; government funds and Turkish reserves. However, the government was particular in nationalizing all Turkey tobacco farms in order to set about a complete monopoly over its export. Generally, Mustafa promoted literacy and education in Turkey, and had in total; invested 3% of the GDP for education. Moreover, being a Turkish Nationalist; he encouraged education in Turkish and was supportive of the spread of Turkish culture. But all the while, he made sure to keep maintain law and order in Turkey by initiating the establish of the Federal Espionage and Security Force [FESF] which basically acted as an authoritarian force to look over crime. The FESF was also kept as a secretive group to exist for counter-intelligence missions. The Turkish military itself stood at 250,000 men, and by now; it was equipped by modern German rifles. Turkey also served to export the large number of minerals, being abundant in chromite, boron, iron ore, copper. Meanwhile, fortifications and trenches are dug in Eastern Anatolia near the border with the USSR due to the territorial claims that Armenia SFSR held over Turkey. The Zafer Project continues, aiming at establishing a major defence system to defend Turkey; concentrating on building defenses by the Caucasus Mountains and coastline bordering the Black sea. As many as 20,000 marines are recruited into the navy in order to conduct espionage missions at the Aegean Sea and the naval forces were expanded to include 12 Destroyers, 16 Frigates, two Cruisers and 28 gunboats and ten torpedo boats. The naval headquarter was at the same time, established at the Golden Horn and mass funding was given to strengthening the navy. The construction of the port is termed a great success and investors are attracted from all over the world to invest in the Erdimir Port. The population is met with a sharp and steady increase, reaching 22 million due to the success of Kemals agricultural and industrial reforms. [Mil/Eco Turn]
  • Brazil: The nation itself continues to show steady growth and economic re-surging after years of issues caused by the depression. The Brazilian nation seeking less usual economic support from abroad continues its advance as what is now being known as the Brazilian restoration. With industries beginning to re-open, new industries taking root, and a promising economic setup provided by the government allows the development of Brazil into a more modern and powerful nation able to in eventuality globally compete. The government heavily pushes the new settlement opportunities within Brazil along the amazons as more territory opens up. Brazilian population hits 40.0 million with a sharp increase in immigration from Europe. Brazil begins to openly influence Venezuela managing another major landmark trade deal as Brazilian business begins to entwine with Venezuelan Business. (Turn Four of Six) The Brazilian government manages to produce another 150 BF-109's as the aeronautics market takes off. However, production remains stalled out as other engines and designs for differing planes are looked at. However, during this period the developed and militarized aeronautics industry takes up civilian aircraft development too producing a decent number of aircraft for companies and travel use. The Brazilian research divisions manage to come up with designs for medium and heavy tanks with the use of a 2cm main gun with a machine gun addition as well for the medium tank and a 75 mm gun for the heavy tank. The tanks are scheduled to have prototypes built in a few months. The Brazilian navy expands its own forces as well with the hull for the new modern Battleship Rio Grande do Sul it is expected to be completed by 1940. The Navy, however, has expanded to nearly 27 (including French purchases) destroyers, 15 frigates, 12 cruisers (also including French), three battleships, and multiple other support craft. The Navy also currently has managed to convert suitable vessels into 15 troop carriers for the Marine corps. Brazil's industry hits a low productivity point as more heavy industry than profitable products are being developed. The production of this heavy industry, however, will expand Brazil into a further industrial power as the materials are assembled into manufactories. Brazil requests to buy five destroyers and two cruisers from the French navy. Brazil shows major signs of Communist unrest as unsurprisingly Communists and nationalists fight openly in the streets of Sao Paulo. Vargas uses the police to his advantage and puts this down with nearly 38 overall casualties between all parties including five officers. This concerns Vargas who believed the new constitution would prevent this and he Jails several major Communist figureheads. However, the new elections of the new Federal Senate and House of Deputies, shows the election of some Communists which quells a lot of the Communist issues in various states but still leaves the overarching issue. Vargas runs into a issue of banning the Communist party or allowing it knowing it may potentially cause a major revolt. The Great Depression still remains a pressing issue as now major debt begins to mount for only moderate economic gain and no end in sight to the Depression that plagues the whole planet. Regardless of marketed development in Brazil she still suffers from massive lack of money and production coming from her northern states. This has begun to show some difference as the settlement of cleared areas of forest increases with nearly 50,000 settlers having moved to the amazons since the program started in 1933. The Brazilian army guards many of these settlements to prevent any raids or unrest in the area but it seems many of the settlers remain nationalist oriented as they owe their entire renewed lives to the government. Brazil begins to make friendly overtures to the Peruvian government to aid them in their recovery out of the Depression citing the collective suffering of the South American continent due to disunity, low population, and lack of ability to co-operate. The Brazilian military recruitment quotas are met as good pay and the major expansions have led to major troop increases in quality and quantity. Brazilian arms manufacturer IMBEL (founded in 1934) shows a minor improvement in its productivity showing an ability to get out of Depression levels of inactivity. The arms manufacturer wins a government contract to produce many of Brazil's new mainline rifles and machine guns producing the IM 95 a semi automatic rifle derived from the German gewehr 43. A bolt action rifle is also developed chambering a powerful 7.62mm bullet. However, this requires a new type of munitions factory to produce this round and will not be available in major supply for nearly six months putting more IM 95's in the hands of regular soldiers. The First domestically produced machine gun is also developed with .30 caliber being the predominant variant mimicking the US machine guns. President Getulio Vargas issues the "Vargas Doctrine" a doctrine focused on keeping the peace in South America. This gets moderate support from many of the lower and middle classes and overwhelming support of the upper classes. This peace is intended to act as a force to show an attempt of Brazilian influence over Latin America. Various conflicts are looked at specifically the Peruvian, Colombian conflict.
    • French Dip: We sell the destroyers and cruisers to the Brazilians.
  • Second Spainish Republic: After a long awaited, scheduled election, Niceto Alcalá-Zamora comes to power after a close vote. After Niceto talked with the mining corporations, the talks went extremely bad, and the value of the companies continues to drop. To add insult to injury, miners start to strike for higher wages and more healthcare benefits. He says in his inaugural speech "La industria minera en ruinas, sólo un liderazgo fuerte puede traer renovar el gran poder que tenía." which translates to "The Mining industry in in ruins, only strong leadership can bring renew the great power it had." "Niceto also states in his inguaral speech. España tiene el potencial para convertirse en una gran potencia en Europa, con el liderazgo correcto, economía y equilibrio militar." which translates to "Spain has the potential to become a great power in Europe, with the right leadership, economy, and military balance." Investments in the mining industry made by France and the USSR start to turn around the economy for the Republic of Spain. More Progress has been made against Franco and his army, pushing them back to Gallica.[Mil/Econ Turn]
  • Sweden: Work on improving the economy and military begins. The army, navy and air force continue to get more recruits at a peacetime rate. We start a basic welfare program, nothing major. We also seek to improve relations with the Soviet Union. We start researching Arctic Warfare due to our range in latitude.
  • Yugoslavia: We continue build up our military and navy. Farming is our biggest industry. We continue to improve the infrastructure of the nation. Roads and railway are continuing to be built around the nation. Factories continue to build weapons and battleships for the navy and military. We start to build up our cities into metropolis. Birth rates are starting to increase. Riots continue to happen. The PM continues to train more troops for his team. We thank auastria for having an allaince with us and for also giving us 200 tanks. We send aid to Austria attacking Czechoslovakia. Also we send a few hundred men.
    • French Dip: Heavy sanctions are place on Yugolslavia for joining Austria in their war.
  • German Reich: Following the developments of negotiations with France and the return of the Saarland and permission to remilitarize the Rhineland the German population is ecstatic. The regime receives massive support from the German population, as the Wermacht moves into the Rhineland they are greeted by massive support from the locals. The Saarland is re-annexed to the Rhineland province. Conscription continues and the reserves start to swell up. German Industry starts picking up massively as remilitarized production nears completion. Large scale production of the first fighter of the new official German Air Force is developed known as the Messerschmitt  BF 109 newer models start being developed as well, with full scale production to begin within a few months.  Production of the Panzer II and III begins as the Panzer I proved to have several short comings while development of a heavier tank the Panzer IV begins. Bombers are slowly brought into production. Armored vehicles are also put forward on the production line. Development of new military tactics begin based on previous experiences and new technology, a general idea on blitzkrieg is developed but ultimately the German high command fight over if the tactic will bring out direct victory in future conflicts due to its dependence on a quick war. Scientific research continues under the funding of the government. Education continues to be reformed by the government. Compulsory physical education is instituted for all youths, along with the opening of free sports clubs. As the Military rapidly expands and industry is experiencing a massive revival due to increasing demands the German economy starts picking up and the Reichsmark grows in value. To further stabilize the growing economy and market value, the mark is pegged to the value of gold on the market but backed by industrial and agricultural assets. To improve Germany's still very present debt issues Germany approaches the U.S.A. and Switzerland to negotiate an aid program to help get out of debt, and offers to pay back all aid giving within 15 years at a 4% interest rate. To curtail the growing threat posed by Communism in Austria, weapons are sent to the anti-Communist opposition including the remnants of the Nazi party, and Freikorps members are sent into Austria to help raise militancy against the Communist dictatorship that rules over it. Pan-German sentiments start to pick up as many Germans want to see their Austrian brothers united within the same state and free from eastern pollution. German scientists begin to develop an early concept of applying jet tech to possible prototype planes (OTL the Germans did start experimenting with this tech at this time.)
    • ​German Dip: Germany agrees to an alliance with Poland but they demand the return of Danzig as a condition to any alliances or treaties stating that the city is a German majority state, Germany also requests that talks open up for a return of German nationals living with Poland. 
    • ​Turkish - German Diplomacy: The Turkish President, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk arrives at Berlin to meet with Chancellor Oskar von Hindenburg. During the meeting, Kemal requests the purchasal of German naval battleships and aircraft. Mustafa Kemal moreover requests the German Reich for the sale of German tanks and industrial development components in automotive.
    • Poland: We agree.
    • Iranian Dip: we would like to ask German support to improve our military and offer a trade deal.
  • Greece: The draft of Greek men continues, with the conscripts undergoing training and with total troop count reaching 610,000. The army is highly combat ready. Training of pilots is increased and a total of 97 aircraft are in the Royal Hellenic Air Force. The navy continues constructing a number of cruisers, with ships at 39 total. Some older buildings and other structures in Athens are replaced with newer, more modern constructs. Propaganda continues to be circulated. The Metaxas Line in the north is nearly finished. King George thanks Metaxas for his work. Meanwhile, the Greek government asks if it can buy four Bf 109 fighters and two Panzer tanks from Germany.
  • Austria: We declare war on, and invade, Czechoslovakia, with Yugoslavia's help. The Volkspanzer IIs are created, and are a huge success in the military campaign. Their improved 35mm of armor, their better M-82 engine, along with a 76mm cannon results in a very dangerous armored fighting vehicle, capable of going 70 kmph, and being only 20 tons heavy.
    • German Dip: with the Austrian invasion of the Czechs Germany is on high alert, fearing the expansion of Communism Germany declares  war on Austria and their yugoslav allies, in the defence of the Czechs. German troops and armor move into bohemia to help the Czechs beat back the Austrians and poland and france are requested to help deal with the Communist threat. 
    • French Dip: With the unlawful declaration of war by the Austrians and Yugoslavians on the Czehcs, we also declare war on Austria and Yugoslavia. We begin sending soldiers, armor, supplies, and ammunition into Czechoslovakia via Germany.
    • Dutch Dip: We send the supplies we can miss to the Germans and Czechs, to aid them against the Communists.
    • Poland: As we are allied with Germany and France, we also declare war on Austria and Yugoslavia. We also ask Germany and France to sign a pact with us stating that our three countries will defend ourselves against the expansion of Communism.
  • Poland: We improve military, and focus on anti-Communism. We are scared of Russia and Austria, and we seek other anti-Communist allies. We improve our infrastructure for easier transportation in case of war. We ask Germany for the technology for new models of tanks, and start building airplanes. Finally, we ask Hungary, Greece, Bulgaria and Italy for military alliance, as they have borders with Austria or Yugoslavia. We also condemn the Soviet invasion of China.
    • French Dip: We extend an alliance to the Polish.
    • Poland: We agree.
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved, and some new roadways are built. More Buddhist temples are also built.
  • France: France begins to renovate and improve its industry after seeing the Germany's new economic machine, and begin to try to compete with the Germans. France continues to build up its military due to the growing Communist threat in Eastern Europe. In the hopes to help prepare in case of another European war, the newest French Medium Battle Tank begins production with the first wave of the design have been rolled out, the Char B1 Tank. We also continue to build up our armored division we our newer tank designs now rolling out. French Armor Units: Renault R 35, FCM 36, Char D1, Char D2, Char B1, Char 2C,AMC 34, AMC 35, and the SOMUA S35. The current French Army division stands at roughly 1,400,000 men due to the increased fear in Eastern Europe and more are being trained in case an outbreak of war occurs, with roughly 800,000 able bodied men in reserve. We continue to build up and improve our naval forces. Small steps are made in the way of French aviation technology. We try to improve our economy with a few government programs to help aid its recovery. The freeing up of colonial holdings and giving them more power has allowed France to free up some excess funds to help maintain its current military, upgrade it, and to help out the shot economy. We continue to maintain relations with our allies and trade partners. France keeps a watchful eye on the events in Spain with it sending legionaries into the nation. We condemn Austria's invasion of Czechoslovakia, and place trade sanctions on them and request our allies and trade partners do so too. We send supplies of ammunition, weaponry, and armor to help out the Czechs (Economy turn).
    • Yugoslavian Dip: We just were aiding an ally. We never invaded a nation. All we did was send supplies. That ain't bad.
  • Australia: Continues to improve and develop the military. We begin building roads and train stations across the country to help connect the people of Australia. We condem Austria's invasion of Czechoslovakia (only if the UK does) We request to open trade with several South American nations, mainly Chile and Peru. We request that the UK gives us control of Papua New Guinea.
  • British Raj: India continues to improve its economy and build up its military. The Indian population continues to grow slowly, as a few new farms are built most on rivers. New parts of roads are build and every a few houses are built in largest cities in India. Tensions between Hindus and Muslims rise in India. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in India. Meanwhile, Ravi Phunkar completes the book The Sweetest Folk: Meet the Cy-Bugs and releases it.
  • Belgium: Belgium continues to improve its economy and military. Some Industries are already held up into economy grows and gases. With our faxes conitnues to grow up for some reason. The Government admits more buldings likely. Weapons is almost developed, but for our Belgian population, it looks that it slowly grows. Things will be improved, and the roads and highways also to be built up for travel.
  • Switzerland's military declares a general mobilization following Austria and Yugoslavia's invasion of the peaceful Czechs, increasing the standing military to 380,000 troops. Soldiers are sent to man the redoubt and are will push back any invasion attempt. Air-raid, gas mask and evacuation drills have now become part of everyday life. With the economy out of the depression conservative politicians begin to see support grow. 
  • New Zealand: We continue trade with Australia and Iran, we again offer trade to ChinaBritish Raj, and U.K. We condemn the Japanese invasion of China, the Soviet invasion of China, and Austrian invasion of Czechoslovakia. Prime Minister Bill Parry is expected to win the 1938 General Election. [Mil/Econ turn].
  • United Kingdom: The sun never sets on the British Empire! Edward VII remains king of Britain. As the United Kingdom recovers from its wheat harvest failure, the Communist sentiment in Britain begins to swell among the general populace. Communist sentiment in Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland grows. The Communist Party, which saw a 4% share of the vote in the General Election of 1935, becomes popular in the British colonies as well. Such growth of the party concerns Parliament greatly. The York Riots continue well into the year, with the British Army being called in to suppress the riots in March. They open fire on a number of protestors, martyring the protestors for the Communist cause. Such an action only causes the Communist Party to rise. An estimated 14% of all prople harbor Communist opinions to some degree or another. There are roughly 400,000 people in the British Army. The powerful British Navy also sees budget cuts; it owns 208 ships as of the end of this year. While this is still a massive navy, it is a drain on resources and money for the United Kingdom. The trading partnership with the Netherlands is accepted.
  • Peru: Peru begins building defensive forts along the Colombian - Peruvian border due to a seemingly small defensive force along that border in particular. We also trains 35,000 able bodied men and added them to the Peruvian army which Is now at 75,000 men and women. We begin increasing relations with our neighboring country of Brazil and thank them for helping develop our nation. We would also like a trade contract with Brazil and are hopeful they accept. We develop our industry as well.
  • Argentina: We lay done the hull of our first carrier. The economy continues to recover. The first domestic tanks are produced. The government expands the port in Buenos Aries to accomodatee larger ships. Agriculture is expanded with farmers being taught ways to preserve the ground. The government opposes Communist influences.
  • Japan: The war in China now officially over, the land won is centralized. most notablly is the return of imperial China, under the Kangde Emperor. also created is Menjiang, a mongolian state. The city of Guangzhou is directly annexed into Japan. With these new territories, the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere is created. Parades go on for days, as a new era of Asian prosperity is ushered in. Military and Economy are worked on.
    • Imperial China: Military and economy are worked on.
    • Menjiang: Military and economy are worked on.
    • Korea: Military and economy are worked on.
    • West Papua: Military and economy are worked on.
  • Hungary: Hungary develops the economy and infrastructure. The military currently consists of 500,000 men, many of them not Hungarian. We ask Germany for an alliance. The majority of Hungary's troops are located on the border with Austria, after an Austrian agent is found in Hungary. (Economy and infrastructure turn)
    • Poland: We ask for an alliance with Hungary, and suggest they declare war on Austria and Czechoslovakia.
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union under Marshall Tukhachevsky works hard to industrialize and improve both the nation and the military as a whole. Industry across the nation is encouraged regardless of whether it is by free or forced labor. The central planning committee and the military agree to construct some factories and munitions plants behind the Urals and Caucasus mountains in the event of possible invasion, and a few small ones are built up in the far east as well. The military, especially the officer corps, begins to study the theory of deep operations and learn how to apply it in most military scenarios. Other branches of the military like the aerial forces and the navy are also built up a bit, but more slowly. The navy in particular is the least built up, although all three main fleets see a slight increase in spending. The war breaking out in Europe forces the military to consider the possibility of war, and the actions of the Turks are not helping inspire Soviet confidence on a one front war. The military increases the number of soldiers under its total command from 800,000 to a full million in the preparation of such a war. The deployment of the forces is classified, although it is estimated that there are 500,000 in Eastern Europe, 250,000 in the Caucasus, 200,000 in Central Asia and 50,000 in the Far East. Basic border fortifications are established in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. In domestic affairs, Marshall Tukhachevsky proceeds with the plan that was started under Stalin and uses ethnologists and statisticians to determine and evaluate all of the ethnic groups in the Soviet Union. Major groups are delineated into separate Soviet Republics. By the end of the year, the Soviet Union is transformed from four soviet republics into a little more than two dozen. The Soviet Union pledges friendship and alliance with Austria and continues to send them material support. While not entirely authorized by the Soviet government, some volunteers go to fight with their Austrian comrades. Increased support is also sent to the Chinese Communist Party.
    • Mongolia: Not much happens here right now. Some training of troops and limited industrialization occurs, but the country is still mostly agricultural or pastoral. Persecution continues to decline a bit as authorities see the monks as less of a problem at present. 
    • Tuva: Not much happens here right now. Some training of troops and limited industrialization occurs, but the country is still mostly agricultural or pastoral. Persecution continues to decline a bit as authorities see the monks as less of a problem at present. 
    • East Turkestan People's Republic: Not much changes here, although a provisional armed forces are established to patrol over the entire country and the provisional government sets up shop in Urumqi. The provisional government begins, with Soviet assistance, to ensure that the benefits of Communism are apparent and available to everyone. 
    • Poland: Poland cuts off all ties with Russia, due to their support of Austria and Communism. We shut down the border, which we send some troops to, and end trade with the Soviets.
  • Netherlands: We improve military and economy. We offer trade agreements to Belgium, UK, Germany and France. The standing military has 60,000 troops. The current queen is Wilhelmina. She is 55 years old. Henri Winkelman is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. A new political party is started, called NNF (Nederlands Nationaal Front (Dutch National Front)). It is right-winged. NNF gains even more support now. The NSB (Fascists) has declined to the point that it practically doesn't exist, while the CPN (Communists) grows a little. The NNF wins the elctions, and Mitchell Roelofsen becomes the new Prime-Minister of the Netherlands. The NNF supports alliances with the surrounding powers (Germany, France and UK), and thus alliances are offered to Germany, France and the UK.
    • Dutch Guiana: We improve military and economy. 
    • Netherlands Antilles: We improve military and economy.
    • Dutch East Indies: We improve military and economy. We offer trade to Siam, British Raj and the British East Indies. 
  • Guatemala: Continues to focus on modernization, with the government running up a deficit with massive military expansion and infrastructure expansion. These projects help create jobs, which does alleviate some of the Depression's worst effects, however. The Trans-Guatemalan Railway is finally completed, although some 30,000 political dissidents have died in order to achieve this. The railway opens for business this year, offering a cheaper alternative to the Panama Canal, and injecting hard currency into the economy. Economic and social influence on El Salvador, through People's Committees organized in the countryside, begins to come to a head, and Guatemalan agents help incite massive protests for free elections and the legalization of the Communist Party there (Turn Four of Six). In the government, infighting between the moderate Social-Democratic faction and the extreme Revolutionary faction becomes increasingly damaging, as rival ministers seek to undercut one another. Seeking to confirm their imagined superiority, both parties agree to hold a "free" election next year.
  • In the United States, FDR is inaugurated on January 20th due to the ratification of the 20th Amendment. In his new term, the president proposes a plan to expand the Supreme Court. Also, the German airship Hindenburg arrives safely in New Jersey. In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to traffic. The US ends its occupation of Haiti although a small force remains there for reasons. The country's economy has improved significantly although there are still economic problems across the nation. Meanwhile, there is some minor buildup of the Navy and the Air Force.
  • Denmark: In Denmark, Christian X rules as King, with Thorvauld Stauning as his Prime Minister. The economy improves only slightly, as the Great Depressions continues to strangle the country. The Rigsdag, the parliament of Denmark, is puzzled by yet another coup in Germany, but is glad that Hitler is out of power. The parliament officially recognizes Germany as a democracy, but one under an unacceptable military rule. Relations are once more extended to Britain and France, as well as Austria. In cultural news, many socialist/Communist groups in Denmark are invigorated over the fall of Fascism in Germany and Austria, with many calling on Stauning to institute a much greater socialist doctrine in Denmark. In 1935, the Danish Social-Democratic Communist Union is formed after a merger of the various Communistic and leftist wings, both moderate and hardline, in the country. They elect Ruth Berlau to head their new union in the Rigsdag. In a speech in September, Berlau sets out the ideological guidlines of the Union, stating that the DSDCU is an effective amalgamation of all left-wing Communist and social democratic parties, except for the party that Stauning is apart of. She also declares that neither Stauning's party nor the authoritarianism of Stalinist Communism are appropriate ways to govern. Berlau finishes her speech in declaring that she supports the further nationalization of all agencies and companies essential to humanity, such as health, education, security, labor, and food. As the end of 1935 comes, it becomes clear that the DSDCU is an effective compromise party, forming a bridge between the more moderate social-democrats and the hardline Communists. Regardless, the party makes no attempt to wrestle control of the government and has since shown to agree with most of the current socialistic policies that move the country forward. By 1936, the Rigsdag is primarily split between three parties: The Social Democrats, The DSDCU, and the Venstre (Liberal Conservatives; or leftists who still harbor conservative values). The DSDCU grows this year both in the Rigsdag and among the common people. Many simply call it the 'Democratic Communist Union', and its members 'Democratic Communists'. Ruth Berlau remains party leader and continues developing her views, mirroring the views of German Communist theorist Rosa Luxemburg, who was neither an avid Social Democratic nor a far-left Marxist-Leninist. Members of the government draw these same parallels, and could see Ruth Berlau becoming much more prominent in years to come. However, others, particularly those allied with Thorvald Stauning, acuse Berlau of being too radical and a threat to the fragile economic system of Denmark. In May, Berlau responds to these accusations by stating that socialism and capitalism do not mix, and a much greater welfare-esque economy is needed to support national stability. However, she stresses the fact that a free economy is vital to a democracy, but that free market is subject to unscrupulous businesspeople and predatory corporations and requires government regulation. The rest of the Summer plays out peacefully, with the next general elections for Prime Minister being in 1939. Stauning notices the rising situation between Germany and the Communist powers and decides to stay neutral for the time being. However, neutrality becomes a shaky option as war comes in 1937 between Germany, the Netherlands, and Austria. Austria itself is Communist, but not very far off from Denmark in terms of ideology and politics. Stauning continues to remain neutral, even as Ruth Berlau continues to publicly question his ability. The major of the Riksdag agree with her, seeing as how the Danish parliament is mostly Democratic-Communist or Social Democrats who are rapidly altering their stances. It is believed that by 1939, the Democratic Communists will hold an official majority in parliament and many point to Ruth Berlau as succeeding Stauning. Many call her the "New" Rosa Luxemburg. Seeing that his support his dropping quickly and many people grow unhappy with his prime ministership, Stauning allows an early election to be called for December of 1937.
    • Iceland: In Iceland, Kristjan X rules as King, with Asgeir Asgeirsson as his Prime Minister. The economy in Iceland performs much better than in mainland Denmark, and many people find jobs in the fishing and lumber industries. 
    • Greenland: Greenland remains a personal territory of Denmark and has very little autonomy of its own. Godthab is the largest town and is the de facto capital of Greenland.
  • Republic of Colombia: Economy and military are strengthened.
  • South Africa: The South African military is expanded in accordance with the plans to increase the number of troops fielded by the army from a pitiful 5353 active personnel to 72,525 personnel before the decade is out. Another 272,525 man are to be trained for any future mobilization required, and will serve as reserves for the next ten years. The navy, virtually non-existent with only six personnel total, is to be built from the ground up using the new and existing naval facilities typically reserved for the Royal Navy. Three cruiser, twelve destroyers, six minesweepers, and four submarines are ordered by the navy, and more than 12,000 men recruited into the ranks of the navy. Concerned with the expansion of the Brazilian navy and the French military, the South Africans make their navy's growth a priority. The military finally announces the production of its first armored combat vehicle, the Verwoester Md.I, a 25-ton tank with a 7.5 cm gun and a single inch of armor. The government orders 250 of the vehicles with plans to immediately put them into service once they have been completed. Additionally tank designs considered too heavy for the army's needs, are reconsidered as a potential tank destroyer design as military intelligence catches wind of bigger European tank designs currently underway. The education of black Africans continues with the protection of the government. Any whites who oppose the program too publicly are shut down as quickly as possible to prevent growing dissent to the idea. Fifty black men and women are selected by the government to attend the most prestigious universities in the country to aid in the management of large businesses in the nation. However, many white South Africans are keeping a close eye on the youth.
    • South-West Africa: The territory sees record growth in the economy as thousands of families move into the area to take advantage of the low taxes and the economic incentives provided by the government. The job market in the region has also seen much growth as businessmen moving into South-West Africa seek to expand their fortunes by acquiring the rights to the many mines abandoned by the Germans after World War I. Seeing an opprotunity to get ahead in society, many of the native Kavango and Herero peoples apply themselves to get into the industrial sector and mining industries springing up throughout the land.

1937.5

  • Second Spainish Republic: After a long awaited, scheduled election, Niceto Alcalá-Zamora comes to power after a close vote. After Niceto talked with the mining corporations, the talks went extremely bad, and the value of the companies continues to drop. To add insult to injury, miners start to strike for higher wages and more healthcare benefits. He says in his inaugural speech "La industria minera en ruinas, sólo un liderazgo fuerte puede traer renovar el gran poder que tenía." which translates to "The Mining industry in in ruins, only strong leadership can bring renew the great power it had." "Niceto also states in his inguaral speech. España tiene el potencial para convertirse en una gran potencia en Europa, con el liderazgo correcto, economía y equilibrio militar." which translates to "Spain has the potential to become a great power in Europe, with the right leadership, economy, and military balance." Investments in the mining industry made by France and the USSR start to turn around the economy for the Republic of Spain. More Progress has been made against Franco and his army, pushing them back to Gallica. [Mil/Econ Turn]
  • Netherlands: We improve military and economy. We offer trade agreements to Belgium, UK, Germany and France. The standing military has 60,000 troops. The current queen is Wilhelmina. She is 55 years old. Henri Winkelman is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. A new political party is started, called NNF (Nederlands Nationaal Front (Dutch National Front)). It is right-winged. NNF gains even more support now. The NSB (Fascists) has declined to the point that it practically doesn't exist, while the CPN (Communists) grows a little. The NNF wins the elctions, and Mitchell Roelofsen becomes the new Prime-Minister of the Netherlands. The NNF supports alliances with the surrounding powers (Germany, France and UK), and thus alliances are offered to Germany, France and the UK.
    • Dutch Guiana: We improve military and economy. 
    • Netherlands Antilles: We improve military and economy.
    • Dutch East Indies: We improve military and economy. We offer trade to Siam, British Raj and the British East Indies. 
    • Thailand/Siam Diplomacy: Thailand accepts the Dutch East Indies' trade deal.
  • '​'Turkey: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk maintained his position as the the first president of the Republic of Turkey. Known to be a keen supporter of his very own ideology, Kemalism; he implemented laws in order to bring forth sweeping political, social, cultural and religious reforms which would separate Turkey from Ottoman tradition and embrace Westernized way of living. However, Mustafa surely did not believe that a Westernized Turkey was bound to reach success for economic reforms too had to be implemented. This involved the construction of a cotton print factory and a Turkish aircraft factory at Istanbul as well as many factories through the nation. Many state-owned factories for agriculture and textile industries too were handed over to private owners and Mustafa initiated the start of model farms which were setup in large number throughout the state, and in turn privatized whilst the state itself invested its budget on construction of a railroad system to link the entire state of Turkey. The Central Bank of Turkey was established primarily to look over the exchange rate, however; government funds and Turkish reserves. However, the government was particular in nationalizing all Turkey tobacco farms in order to set about a complete monopoly over its export. Generally, Mustafa promoted literacy and education in Turkey, and had in total; invested 3% of the GDP for education. Moreover, being a Turkish Nationalist; he encouraged education in Turkish and was supportive of the spread of Turkish culture. But all the while, he made sure to keep maintain law and order in Turkey by initiating the establish of the Federal Espionage and Security Force [FESF] which basically acted as an authoritarian force to look over crime. The FESF was also kept as a secretive group to exist for counter-intelligence missions. The Turkish military itself stood at 250,000 men, and by now; it was equipped by modern German rifles. Turkey also served to export the large number of minerals, being abundant in chromite, boron, iron ore, copper. Meanwhile, fortifications and trenches are dug in Eastern Anatolia near the border with the USSR due to the territorial claims that Armenia SFSR held over Turkey. The Zafer Project continues, aiming at establishing a major defence system to defend Turkey; concentrating on building defenses by the Caucasus Mountains and coastline bordering the Black sea. As many as 20,000 marines are recruited into the navy in order to conduct espionage missions at the Aegean Sea and the naval forces were expanded to include 12 Destroyers, 16 frigates, two cruisers and 28 gunboats and ten torpedo boats. The naval headquarter was at the same time, established at the Golden Horn and mass funding was given to strengthening the navy. The construction of the port is termed a great success and investors are attracted from all over the world to invest in the Erdimir Port. The population is met with a sharp and steady increase, reaching 22.4 million due to the success of Kemals agricultural and industrial reforms. [Mil/Eco Turn]
  • Yugoslavia: We continue build up our military and navy. Farming is our biggest industry. We continue to improve the infrastructure of the nation. Roads and railway are continuing to be built around the nation. Factories continue to build weapons and battleships for the navy and military. We start to build up our cities into metropolis. Birth rates are starting to increase. Riots continue to happen. The PM continues to train more troops for his team. We declare war on Albania, buy sending tanks and troops into the nation.
  • Poland: We begin by improving our military. We send most of our military to the war with Austria, especially trying to defend Katowice and Krakow while trying to capture Ostrava. We also send some military units to our border with the USSR, in fear of an invasion from the major power that is Russia. We also improve our infrastructure, so as to transport our soldiers around the country quickly. Also, we hope to grow our cities, especially Wilno, Warsaw, Krakow, Lwow, and Lodz. We ask Germany and France to sign an agreement of an alliance against Communism, to be called the Wilno Pact. We also urge the countries of Italy, Hungary, Greece, and Bulgaria to declare war on Austria and Yugoslavia. 
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved, and some new roadways are built. More Buddhist temples are also built.
  • Guatemala's political unrest finally comes to an end, as the General Secretary is killed by a bomb this year, decapitating the radical faction. The Social Democrats easily triumph in the planned election, and their leader, the new General Secretary, issues the Chiantla Manifesto, calling for an end to "war Communism" and its replacement with limited market socialism. Economic reforms are put in place, which reduce government control and allow private ownership, as well as a heavily regulated market economy. He also proclaims that Guatemala must strengthen regional ties if the people of Guatemala are to survive the onslaught of the imperialist powers. Influence over El Salvador strengthens; it is expected that pro-Guatemlan parties will win the election next year and accept much closer ties with Guatemala (Turn Five of Six). Military buildup continues, while the economy modernizes and diversifies. Seeking investment, the new Guatemalan government requests a trade deal with both Brazil and Peru, seeking to strengthen regional co-operation.
    • Brazil Dip: We agree we also request that if you are to be Communist then you elect Communists rather than anything else.
  • New Zealand: We strongly condemn the Austrian invasion of Czechoslovakia and the Yugoslavian invasion of Albania, and say this can be a danger to East Europe, and Europe itself. Tanks and aircraft are built, with much of them patrolling the coasts of North Island. Trade continues with Australia and Iran, and we also offer trade with Poland and the Netherlands. [Mil/Eco turn]
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  • Greece: The Greek government is outraged with the Yugoslav invasion of Albania and begins secretly arming Albanian forces. However, the Greek government does not declare war on Yugoslavia, but transfers more troops to the Metaxas Line fortifications on the border with Yugoslavia. At least 220,000 troops are stationed there currently. Greece condemns Yugoslav actions. At the same time, the number of Greek military troops reaches 650,000, and will remain at that number for now. The Royal Hellenic Navy has 39 ships, the air force has 91 aircraft.
  • Yeah, no. Greece could barely field 300,000 in WW2 when Italy invaded. No way you can field 650,000 in peacetime while funding all this abroad stuff. -Feud
  • Actually, in WW2, Greece fielded around 440,000, and anyway, they had enough men to actually draft them, like I am now that Europe is starting to heat up in warfare. So yes, it is completely plausible. And we are not fully following the OTL anyway, otherwise there would be no point in doing any of this. —Alexander
  • Your not in a state of total war against an enemy that straight up wants to annex you... You really cant justify this to the Greek people especially with that disproportionate amount of your populaton serving in the military. Your fielding 1/9th of your population which would really harm any economic growth. -Feud
  • When a neighboring Communist state (Yugo) invades a neighboring anti-Communist state like us (Albania), I would say that the justification is there. Not to mention the other conflicts flaring up across Europe right now. You don't to be a political scientist to see that war is inevitable at this point. —Alexander
  • Brazil: With the Vargas Doctrine in effect Brazil actively increases friendly relations with every nation on the continent specifically closer nations of Argentina, the Guays, and Venezuela but also shows notable expansion of relations with Peru. The Brazilian industries manage to open a new collection of munitions factories producing all sorts of munitions, from tank shells to battleship shells all the way down to bombs and gun ammunition. They immediately gain contract work as the supply of ammunition is to be built up. The Arms manufacturers especially Imbel produce thousands of weapons to modernize the Brazilian Army and Marines which begins to show serious signs of becoming a drastically different force than the one just a few years ago with semi-automatic rifles produced domestically, and even some high powered bolt actions. The machine gun, however, remains in development and some minor post production as the finesse of making such a weapon haven't been perfected by Brazilian arms manufacturers yet. The Navy itself adds three new destroyers and two new frigates to the fleet putting them at 30 destroyers and 17 frigates, respectively. The Brazilian mechanized industry manages to produce a few prototypes of Brazil's new tank the EE-T1 Medium tank. It boats the 75 mm gun and a machine gun as well as decent mobility and ability to be produced at the cost of some armor and crew survivability. The Brazilian Air Force adds another 20 BF-109's to the air force and also begins to develop its own heavy bomber for continental mission use. Some other plane designs are considered, specifically to develop for Carrier use. The Brazilian Marines do their first major training regiment in Southern Brazil's coast in conjunction with the navy. The Communists once again go out in major revolt against the government and nationalists but Vargas this time sends in the police backed up by the Army who put down the center of Protest in Rio De Janeiro spectacularly. Vargas has more Communists arrested and warns that if you are a Communist and not affiliated with the Brazilian Communist Party, then you will be arrested and tried for Treason. This results in a minor flood of people to the Communist party of Brazil but leaves many abandoning it as the Brazilian government has made its position clear that the only Communists taking power will be those of genuinly elected officials. Vargas usually tolerant of some corruption within his businessmen and upper echelons of government arrests many on the highest corruption charges. The Trial in the courts of Brazil is considered legal and the men are put in Jail. This is seen to some people as Vargas leading a personal war against corruption in the government using his newly found legitimate presidency to focus the political issues towards corruption. Brazilian influence in Venezuela continues to grow even more dynamically as some politicians begin to align more with Brazilian interests due to the Vargas Doctrine and its potential to bring Venezuela out of the Depression. (Turn Five of Six) Brazil in general suffers from the Depression but with many major recoveries and the unemployment decreasing its beleived the Depression in Brazil will be over by 1942-43. Designs for a Fleet Carrier for Brazil are presented to the Admiralty who while somewhat apprehensive at first begin to adopt a more positive stance towards it and see it as a logical step in Brazil's development as an international power. The Battleship Rio Grande Do Sul continues its construction a little behind schedule as the usual process of building ships is hard as many have never tried to construct a ship of this size in the Brazilian shipyards before. The testament to Brazilian emergence, however, continues on and a larger shipyard is opened extremely close to this one to facilitate the construction of Carriers. Brazil openly accepts Peruvian and Guatemalan trade offers. The debt in Brazil, however, begins to show some serious issues as many believe the massive debt is not a sustainable model and should not be expanded as such. However, with lacking evidence and an economy literally rising from the ashes there is no-one able to challenge the spending of the government who largely has begun to see the profit of many of these investments come forth in some cases after years of development. The Brazilian population is expected to reach 40.6 million at the close of this year. The Brazilian navy takes its Battleship Rio de Janeiro and with two cruiser escorts, five destroyer escorts, and three frigate escorts plans its first major patrol route up to Panama and back. The Brazilian military develops its own variant of the 40 mm cannon for anti aircraft use its a mass production model not requiring many of the finesse elements of the swedish variant.
    • Argentinian Dip: We offer Brazil a military and trade alliance as well as a technology exchange. We request to purchase ten 40mm AA guns.
    • Brazilian Dip: Agreed.
  • France: France continues to renovate and improve its industry after seeing the Germany's new economic machine, and begin to try to compete with the Germans. France continues to build up its military due to the growing Communist threat in Eastern Europe. In the hopes to help prepare in case of another European war, the newest French Medium Battle Tank begins production with the first wave of the design have been rolled out, the Char B1 Tank. We also continue to build up our armored division we our newer tank designs now rolling out. French Armor Units: Renault R35, FCM 36, Char D1, Char D2, Char B1, Char 2C, AMC 34, AMC 35, and the SOMUA S35. The current French Army division stands at roughly 1,450,000 men due to the increased fear in Eastern Europe and more are being trained in case an outbreak of war occurs, with roughly 850,000 able-bodied men in reserve. We continue to build up and improve our naval forces. Small steps are made in the way of French aviation technology. We try to improve our economy with a few government programs to help aid its recovery. The freeing up of colonial holdings and giving them more power has allowed France to free up some excess funds to help maintain its current military, upgrade it, and to help out the shot economy. With the recent victory in 1936 of the Right and Centre parties over the Popular Front due to the recovering economy and increased and focus on the French military programs, and generally improving the French homefront. We continue to maintain relations with our allies and trade partners. France keeps a watchful eye on the events in Spain with it sending legionaries into the nation. We condemn Austria's invasion of Czechoslovakia, and place trade sanctions on them and request our allies and trade partners do so too. We send supplies of ammunition, weaponry, and armor to help out the Czechs. We also send troops in to aid the Czechs. We also agree to the Netherlands extension for an alliance the same for the Polish. (Military turn, Redone Algo on Talk page, need a mod to check)
  • Indian Independence League: Subhas Chandra Bose asks the Japanese for aid in the event they take up arms against the British. He then arrives in India in a submarine from Japan, launching the plan for a possible revolution. Massive underground recruitment for the INA from the inhabitants of the Raj begins.
  • Australia becomes concerned over the Indian Independence League, and begins preparing for the possibility that we may have to aid the British Empire in keeping order in India. We secretly request that Japan not take any action to aid India in gaining independence, as it may harm its trade. We again ask the UK government for control of Papua New Guinea.
  • Republic of Panamá: We drill infantry troops in how to use their guns once more and vow to protect the Panama Canal. We ask Colombia, Spain, Guatemala, Cuba, France, the British, the Americans, Mexico and Poland for a trade deal (our coconuts and fish for your wood products and/or industrial goods. We ask the USA, Spain and the UK for trade deals in fruit for arms. We will buy one civil variant Douglas DC2, one M2 light tank, ten M1 Combat cars from the Americans, one Breguet 19 of France and one Vickers_six-Ton tank of the Brits if they agree with it. Pornography is banned and pornographers are banished from the realm. We swore again our loyalty to the USA on issues over the Panama Canal and get a bit concerned over Brazil's imperialism and America's isolationism. Our fishing fleet is expanded and new fish canning plants are built in Panama City and Colón. Logging, coconut plantations and fruit farming are slightly enhanced. We encourage corporate entrepreneurs and businessmen to emerge in trade.
    • Poland: Being mostly landlocked, it's tough for us to do regular trade. But we'd love to improve relations.
    • Guatemala: Agrees to trade.
  • German Reich: Following the developments of negotiations with France and the return of the Saarland and permission to remilitarize the Rhineland the German population is ecstatic. The regime receives massive support from the German population, as the Wermacht moves into the Rhineland they are greeted by massive support from the locals. The Saarland is re-annexed to the Rhineland province. Conscription continues and the reserves start to swell up. German Industry starts picking up massively as remilitarized production nears completion. Large scale production of the first fighter of the new official German Air Force is developed known as the Messerschmitt  BF 109 newer models start being developed as well, with full scale production to begin within a few months.  Production of the Panzer II and III begins as the Panzer I proved to have several short comings while development of a heavier tank the panzer IV begins. Bombers are slowly brought into production. Armored vehicles are also put forward on the production line. Development of new military tactics begin based on previous experiences and new technology, a general idea on blitzkrieg is developed but ultimately the German high command fight over if the tactic will bring out direct victory in future conflicts due to its dependence on a quick war. Scientific research continues under the funding of the government. Education continues to be reformed by the government. Compulsory physical education is instituted for all youths, along with the opening of free sports clubs. As the Military rapidly expands and industry is experiencing a massive revival due to increasing demands the German economy starts picking up and the Reichsmark grows in value. To further stabilize the growing economy and market value, the mark is pegged to the value of gold on the market but backed by industrial and agricultural assets. To improve Germany's still very present debt issues Germany approaches the U.S.A. and Switzerland to negotiate an aid program to help get out of debt, and offers to pay back all aid giving within 15 years at a 4% interest rate. To curtail the growing threat posed by Communism in Austria, weapons are sent to the anti-Communist opposition including the remnants of the Nazi party, and Freikorps members are sent into Austria to help raise militancy against the Communist dictatorship that rules over it. Pan-German sentiments start to pick up as many Germans want to see their Austrian brothers united within the same state and free from eastern pollution. German scientists begin to develop an early concept of applying jet tech to possible prototype planes (OTL the Germans did start experimenting with this tech at this time.) German forces continue to defend the Czech state, and an invasion of Austria proper is launched from Bavaria.
  • What is going on here, man? You are fighting the Austrians? On the same side as the French? This can not stand. The High Court of Scraw declares these events stupid.
  • Belgium: It starts to be believed the war continuing with it. Belgian Forces still in sight for any invasions, but in case there are relations between them.
  • Switzerland's recovered economy and the unfolding world war sees voters elect in a conservative Free-Democrat/Christian Democrat government. The government elects Henri Guisan General and at Rütli he gives a speech to assembled officers saying "I decided to reunite you in this historic place, the symbolic ground of our independence, to explain the urgency of the situation, and to speak of you as a soldier to soldiers. We are at a turning point of our history. The survival of Switzerland is at stake". Troop numbers due to conscription peak at 402,000, which include nearly 10,000 women. The Swiss government condemns the invasion of Czechoslovakia and Albania and asks that the invading countries return to the status quo ante bellum. Switzerland, like Chile, further extends a hand to scientists, physicists, engineers and other skilled persons and their family facing persecution, to live in Switzerland.
  • Argentina: We manufacture another ten T-26 tanks, and keep designing an updated version with a 75mm cannon, one coaxial heavy machine gun, one anti-aircraft medium machine gun, and one top mounted medium machine gun. The military finishes design of a new heavy and medium machine guns The medium machine gun fires a .30 caliber round, and the heavy fires a .50 caliber round. We begin to purchase handguns from the private company, and they begin to collaborate with the government to finish designs of the new fighter plane. Work on the aircraft carrier continues with the hull being completed, and the engines in place. It runs off a combination of oil and coal engines with backup batteries onboard to power emergency system. The Navy lays down two Cervantes class destroyers. The economy continues to recover and improve. The government is concerned by developments in Europe, but votes not to intervene or support either side at the time. The government launches a new armored car armed with a heavy machine gun. Transportation continues to be improved with new roads being built to the interior, and public transportation in Buenos Aries is finished. We begin to design a 125 mm artillery gun, and produce chlorine gas, and mustard gas.
  • British Raj: India continues to improve its economy and build up its military. The Indian population continues to grow slowly, as a few new farms are built most on rivers. New parts of roads are build and every a few houses are built in largest cities in India. Tensions between Hindus and Muslims rise in India. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in India. Meanwhile, Ravi Phunkar begins writing on its third book called The Sweetest Folk in India. He, along with other workers, also founded the Indian animation studio named Ravi Phunkar Productions and begins producing a series of short films featuring the Sweetest Folk characters. However, massive production of military progress is highly! The British Indian Army begins drilling infantry troops to highly military ranks and currently reaches about 600,000 military troops. Tanks begins building for first time in Indian history, the British Raj buys some more tanks from United Kingdom.
  • República de Chile: Chile holds national elections with the Radical Party winning a landslide victory. Politician and statesman Jaun Saras is elected President. Almost immediately after taking office, President Saras initiates a modernization plan for national infrastructure as well as a new focus in rocketry and propulsion science. Chile opens its borders to any brilliant minds fleeing any persecution in Europe. The government otherwise remains neutral to Europe. The President, in conjunction with General Ramos Alverez, drafts up plans for an updated military, including manufacturing facilities and armament factories over the coming years. The Ministry of Agriculture is founded to increase food production, and eventual export of goods
    • Argentinian Dip: We offer Chile a trade and military pact.
  • Irish Free State: The Irish Free State comes to an end on the 29th December and the Republic is established without the Queen as head of state. The Blueshirts, which were banned in 1932 are re-legalized as Eoin O'Duffy takes his claim to the High Court of the new country on 13th September, claiming it as a suppression of freedom of Speech. Although it remains illegal after court ruleing, mass protests from the pro-Fascist Blueshirt Supporters, which have gained thousands in the numbers since the group was banned. Medium sized demonstrations take place in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. In fear of a Fascist uprising, Eamon de Valera orders for the arrest of O'Duffy and over 100 of his followers. Eoin O'Duffy calls upon the support of Spain and Italy for his release. Although neither government has time to respond as mass Rioting, organized by the Former Blueshirt and the every increasing Fascist sentiment, mixed with an Anti-British Attitude see over 1000 rioting in Phibsboro, Dublin calling for the release of O'Duffy, and claiming it as silencing of the Political opposition. In fear of a drop of support for Finna Fail, De Valera agrees to let O'Duffy and all but 16 of his followers. O'Duffy proceeds to become leader of the party he founded in 1933, The National Corporate Party, Although he renames it the Fascist Corporate Party of Ireland, or the FCPI for short. He plans to run the party for the first Irish Republic General Election in 1938. His party begins to grab the attention of the Irish Media, due to his criticisms of Eamon de Valera, Fine Gael, Fine Gael and the lack of interest in Trade worldwide, the current economic policy and the lack of effort to modernize the country to compete with English wool trade and manufacturing. He also hold a conference in Sligo, stating that Rural Ireland is unfairly neglected, many farmers begin to favour his party due to this. As many Jews flee to Urban Ireland from Mainland Europe in fear of persecution, anti-Semite sentiment grows, especially in urban and working class areas. Little happens militarily or economically.
  • Saudi Arabia: The Newly birthed Kingdom continues to develop its military and economy. Resources remain scarce in the nation, with little fertile land existing in Arabia, the King accepts the American and Swiss offers to search for oil in Arabia, and in exchange, they will get 5% of the profits for the first ten years (post discovery) and preferential trade until the end of time. The Saudi King begins to a program to re-purpose the little fertile land in the nation to increase domestic food production. Industry is also developed, though at a slower rateWith The Yemeni government rejecting our offer for peace, an army of 12,000 men, led by Crown Prince Saud, is deployed to defend the disputed territory from Yemeni Attackers. He is currently under strict orders to not attack the Yemeni yet. Ibn Saud seeks to modernize the Saudi Armed forces, which currently stands at about 40,000 men. We ask to purchase arms from any nations willing to sell arms. The Saudi Royal Navy and Saudi Royal Air Force are also expanded, with new planes and ships slated for construction based on old Ottoman designs. Shipyards and naval bases are also expanded to account for the planned naval expansion. The navy stands at 200 men and six ships, while the air force stands at 150 men and 40 aircraft. Seeing as the British are downsizing their navies, we request to purchase some old or outdated ships. All of the military expansion programs led the nation into debt. As such, a three-part plan is put into effect. The first part increases the tax that must be paid when Muslims make the pilgrimage to the holy cities. The second is to cut spending on public works. The third is to increase the search for oil. With the third year of the three-part plan, the nation sees the deficit drop slightly. We decrease the number of Men in Saudi Controlled Greater Yemen and again seek to repair relations with Yemen.
  • Hungary: Hungary develops the economy and infrastructure. The military currently consists of 500,000 men, many of them not Hungarian. We are glad Germany have formed an alliance. The majority of Hungary's troops are located on the border with Romania. (Economy and infrastructure turn)
  • Peru: Peru's development of forts along the Colombian - Peruvian border is well under way. We send 15,000 men up to the border to guard it. We further increase relations with Brazil. We increase development of infrastructure and begin construction of a weapons factory.
  • In the United States, the Senate votes down the President's proposal to add more justices to the Supreme Court. There is other stuff about the economy and the military and such. Otherwise nothing really happens. The invasion of Czechoslovakia is condemned or whatever.
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union under Marshall Tukhachevsky works hard to industrialize and improve both the nation and the military as a whole. Industry across the nation is encouraged regardless of whether it is by free or forced labor. The central planning committee and the military agree to construct some factories and munitions plants behind the Urals and Caucasus mountains in the event of possible invasion, and a few small ones are built up in the far east as well. The military, especially the officer corps, begins to study the theory of deep operations and learn how to apply it in most military scenarios. Other branches of the military like the aerial forces and the navy are also built up a bit, but more slowly. The navy in particular is the least built up, although all three main fleets see a slight increase in spending. The war breaking out in Europe forces the military to consider the possibility of war, and the actions of the Turks are not helping inspire Soviet confidence on a one front war. The military increases the number of soldiers under its total command from 800,000 to a full million in the preparation of such a war. The deployment of the forces is classified, although it is estimated that there are 500,000 in Eastern Europe, 250,000 in the Caucasus, 200,000 in Central Asia and 50,000 in the Far East. Basic border fortifications are established in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. In domestic affairs, Marshall Tukhachevsky proceeds with the plan that was started under Stalin and uses ethnologists and statisticians to determine and evaluate all of the ethnic groups in the Soviet Union. Major groups are delineated into separate Soviet Republics. By the end of the year, the Soviet Union is transformed from four soviet republics into a little more than two dozen. The Soviet Union pledges friendship and alliance with Austria and continues to send them material support. While not entirely authorized by the Soviet government, some volunteers go to fight with their Austrian comrades. Increased support is also sent to the Chinese Communist Party.
    • Mongolia: Not much happens here right now. Some training of troops and limited industrialization occurs, but the country is still mostly agricultural or pastoral. Persecution continues to decline a bit as authorities see the monks as less of a problem at present. 
    • Tuva: Not much happens here right now. Some training of troops and limited industrialization occurs, but the country is still mostly agricultural or pastoral. Persecution continues to decline a bit as authorities see the monks as less of a problem at present. 
    • East Turkestan People's Republic: Not much changes here, although a provisional armed forces are established to patrol over the entire country and the provisional government sets up shop in Urumqi. The provisional government begins, with Soviet assistance, to ensure that the benefits of Communism are apparent and available to everyone. 
  • Austria: Hans Markert flees the nation in a small passenger plane, going to the Soviet Union. The General Assembly assembles in Vienna to vote on whether to call a peace or not. Austrian forces are on the retreat on all fronts. The Volkspanzer II is unveiled and production begins, but the factory producing them is soon overrun and only around ten are made and shipped to Vienna. The ten shipped will be involved in the defense of the city, as all troops converge on Vienna for a final defense. We beg the Soviet Union to come into the war.
  • Denmark: In Denmark, Christian X rules as King, with Thorvauld Stauning as his Prime Minister. The economy improves only slightly, as the Great Depressions continues to strangle the country. The Rigsdag, the parliament of Denmark, is puzzled by yet another coup in Germany, but is glad that Hitler is out of power. The parliament officially recognizes Germany as a democracy, but one under an unacceptable military rule. Relations are once more extended to Britain and France, as well as Austria. In cultural news, many socialist/Communist groups in Denmark are invigorated over the fall of Fascism in Germany and Austria, with many calling on Stauning to institute a much greater socialist doctrine in Denmark. In 1935, the Danish Social-Democratic Communist Union is formed after a merger of the various Communistic and leftist wings, both moderate and hardline, in the country. They elect Ruth Berlau to head their new union in the Rigsdag. In a speech in September, Berlau sets out the ideological guidlines of the Union, stating that the DSDCU is an effective amalgamation of all left-wing Communist and social democratic parties, except for the party that Stauning is apart of. She also declares that neither Stauning's party nor the authoritarianism of Stalinist Communism are appropriate ways to govern. Berlau finishes her speech in declaring that she supports the further nationalization of all agencies and companies essential to humanity, such as health, education, security, labor, and food. As the end of 1935 comes, it becomes clear that the DSDCU is an effective compromise party, forming a bridge between the more moderate social-democrats and the hardline Communists. Regardless, the party makes no attempt to wrestle control of the government and has since shown to agree with most of the current socialistic policies that move the country forward. By 1936, the Rigsdag is primarily split between three parties: The Social Democrats, The DSDCU, and the Venstre (Liberal Conservatives; or leftists who still harbor conservative values). The DSDCU grows this year both in the Rigsdag and among the common people. Many simply call it the 'Democratic Communist Union', and its members 'Democratic Communists'. Ruth Berlau remains party leader and continues developing her views, mirroring the views of German Communist theorist Rosa Luxemburg, who was neither an avid Social Democratic nor a far-left Marxist-Leninist. Members of the government draw these same parallels, and could see Ruth Berlau becoming much more prominent in years to come. However, others, particularly those allied with Thorvald Stauning, acuse Berlau of being too radical and a threat to the fragile economic system of Denmark. In May, Berlau responds to these accusations by stating that socialism and capitalism do not mix, and a much greater welfare-esque economy is needed to support national stability. However, she stresses the fact that a free economy is vital to a democracy, but that free market is subject to unscrupulous businesspeople and predatory corporations and requires government regulation. The rest of the Summer plays out peacefully, with the next general elections for Prime Minister being in 1939. Stauning notices the rising situation between Germany and the Communist powers and decides to stay neutral for the time being. However, neutrality becomes a shaky option as war comes in 1937 between Germany, the Netherlands, and Austria. Austria itself is Communist, but not very far off from Denmark in terms of ideology and politics. Stauning continues to remain neutral, even as Ruth Berlau continues to publicly question his ability. The major of the Riksdag agree with her, seeing as how the Danish parliament is mostly Democratic-Communist or Social Democrats who are rapidly altering their stances. It is believed that by 1939, the Democratic Communists will hold an official majority in parliament and many point to Ruth Berlau as succeeding Stauning. Many call her the "New" Rosa Luxemburg. General elections are held in December of 1937, and Ruth Berlau is elected prime minister and the DUs become the dominant party. Military aid and 45,000 men are sent to Austria to help fight in the war.
    • Iceland: In Iceland, Kristjan X rules as King, with Asgeir Asgeirsson as his Prime Minister. The economy in Iceland performs much better than in mainland Denmark, and many people find jobs in the fishing and lumber industries. 
    • Greenland: Greenland remains a personal territory of Denmark and has very little autonomy of its own. Godthab is the largest town and is the de facto capital of Greenland.

1938.0

Amelia Earhart makes world history by successfully crossing the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first woman to fly around the world.

The Niagara Bridge at Niagara Falls, New York collapses due to an ice jam.

Chile withdraws from the League of Nations.

OK, so a bit of an announcement here. The German-French Alliance has been retconned. The return of the Saar Basin and remilitarization of the Rhineland are allowed to stay, and the Two nations may have a Non-Aggression Pact, but the alliance has been deemed implausible after deliberation. I have spoken to NK, who knows and is fine with this. ~Edge

  • Second Spainish Republic: After a long awaited, scheduled election, Niceto Alcalá-Zamora comes to power after a close vote. After Niceto talked with the mining corporations, the talks went extremely bad, and the value of the companies continues to drop. To add insult to injury, miners start to strike for higher wages and more healthcare benefits. He says in his inaugural speech "La industria minera en ruinas, sólo un liderazgo fuerte puede traer renovar el gran poder que tenía." which translates to "The Mining industry in in ruins, only strong leadership can bring renew the great power it had." "Niceto also states in his inguaral speech. España tiene el potencial para convertirse en una gran potencia en Europa, con el liderazgo correcto, economía y equilibrio militar." which translates to "Spain has the potential to become a great power in Europe, with the right leadership, economy and military balance." Investments in the mining industry made by France and the USSR start to turn around the economy for the Republic of Spain. The Nationalist Rebellion is crushed, with Spanish troops mopping up patches of resistance in Gallcia.[Mil/Econ Turn]
  • Turkey: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk maintained his position as the the first president of the Republic of Turkey. Known to be a keen supporter of his very own ideology, Kemalism; he implemented laws in order to bring forth sweeping political, social, cultural and religious reforms which would separate Turkey from Ottoman tradition and embrace Westernized way of living. However, Mustafa surely did not believe that a Westernized Turkey was bound to reach success for economic reforms too had to be implemented. This involved the construction of a cotton print factory and a Turkish aircraft factory at Istanbul as well as many factories through the nation. Many state-owned factories for agriculture and textile industries too were handed over to private owners and Mustafa initiated the start of model farms which were setup in large number throughout the state, and in turn privatized whilst the state itself invested its budget on construction of a railroad system to link the entire state of Turkey. The Central Bank of Turkey was established primarily to look over the exchange rate, however; government funds and Turkish reserves. However, the government was particular in nationalizing all Turkey tobacco farms in order to set about a complete monopoly over its export. Generally, Mustafa promoted literacy and education in Turkey, and had in total; invested 5% of the GDP for education. Moreover, being a Turkish Nationalist; he encouraged education in Turkish and was supportive of the spread of Turkish culture. But all the while, he made sure to keep maintain law and order in Turkey by initiating the establish of the Federal Espionage and Security Force [FESF] which basically acted as an authoritarian force to look over crime. The FESF was also kept as a secretive group to exist for counter-intelligence missions. The Turkish military itself stood at 250,000 men, and by now; it was equipped by modern German rifles. Turkey also served to export the large number of minerals, being abundant in chromite, boron, iron ore, copper. Meanwhile, fortifications and trenches are dug in Eastern Anatolia near the border with the USSR due to the territorial claims that Armenia SFSR held over Turkey. The Zafer Project continues, aiming at establishing a major defence system to defend Turkey; concentrating on building defenses by the Caucausus Mountains and coastline bordering the Black sea. As many as 20,000 marines are recruited into the navy in order to conduct espionage missions at the Aegean Sea and the naval forces were expanded to include 12 Destroyers, 16 frigates, two cruisers and 28 gunboats and ten torpedo boats. The naval headquarter was at the same time, established at the Golden Horn and mass funding was given to strengthening the navy. The construction of the port is termed a great success and investors are attracted from all over the world to invest in the Erdimir Port. The population is met with a sharp and steady increase, reaching 17.1 million due to the success of Kemals agricultural and industrial reforms. [Mil/Eco Turn]
    • ​Turkish - German Diplomacy: Germany is requested for the purchasal of industrial equipment and the sale of Panzer I and Panzer II to Turkey. 
    • Turkish - French Diplomacy: Turkey requests the French authorities of the Mandate of Syria to resolve the Hatay Province Controversy. 
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved, and some new roadways are built. More Buddhist temples are also built.
  • República de Chile: President Saras continues his new infrastructure programs, unveiling the new Pan Chilean Railway, a new rail system that will span the entire length of Chile, its estimated that thousands of long term jobs will be added to the economy with this bold proposal helping with the stagnant economy of the past decade. Chile opens its borders to any brilliant minds fleeing any persecution in Europe. The government otherwise remains neutral to Europe. The Military Revitalization Act is passed in Congress this year, allocating a further 15% of the yearly budget to defense projects. President Saras refused comment on his nation's decision to leave the League of Nations, long considered to be an inneffective organization, with low popularity in Chile. Chile accepts the Argentine offer of trade and military alliances. Brazil is approached, in hopes Chile can purchase much needed heavy equipment as well as tanks and other weapons for the new defense act. Communist Party leader, Grezna Peres is arrested after holding an illegal rally that became violent. Congress passes the Anti-Marxism Extremism Act of 1938, banning Communism but allowing a democratically elected Socialist Party to run in elections. Saras also oversees the expansion of naval ports on the Chilean coasts. Valparaíso, Chile, becomes a hot spot for cultural movers and shakers, with a new music and cinema industry taking shape.
    • Brazil Dip: We agree to sell equipment to Chile particularly our new EE-T1 Medium tanks.
  • Republic of Ireland: With Support for Fine Gael at an all time low and Finna Fail's reputation tattered among many, along with various economic and modernization promises of the FCPI, the general election leads to the Fascist Corporate Party of Ireland receiving 67% of seats in the Dail. Effectively it is in charge of the entire politics of the nation due to its overwhelming majority. On February 3rd Eamon de Valera is found dead at his house after an apparent burglary. Although many remain certain it was a act of political silencing. Vast efforts are undertaken to modernize the country, especially its ports and Dublin Airport is expanded. The army is expanded from 8000 full time men to 15,000. Corporation Incentives are introduced and business taxes are abolished to promote foreign investment. A crackdown on Socialism and Communism begins. These are all apart of the three year plan to modernize the country. The FCPI doesn't ban all political parties, only Finna Fail as it is viewed as the only threat currently. Various Finna Fail politicians are put on trial for corruption as well as claims by the FCPI that the banning of the Blueshirts was an attempt at political policing.   We seek to open an embassy in The German Reich as well as the Holy See.
  • Poland: With Austria almost completely defeated, our focus turns toward the Soviets. We improve our military, with our new soldiers going to the border with Russia. We withdraw one quarter of our soldiers from the Austro-Czechoslovakian War and send them to Russia. To speed this move up, we improve infrastructure. We have not declared war on the USSR, but are prepared. Just as a heads up, we will declare war on them if they join on Austria's side, and we expect our allies of France and Germany to as well. We ask Austria and Yugoslavia for a peace treaty with our nation, which should last ten years (Treaty of Krakow). We ask Austrian and Yugoslav officials to come to Krakow to sign this. We can discuss the terms later, so long as no other countries enter the war. We hope that France and Germany can also agree to peace before the Soviet Union joins the war. Internally, a Communist riot is held in Lublin. People in the city begin to go in favor of Communism, lead by Radzimierz Gniewek. Gniewek and his military leader, Nikodem Szewc, promise to overthrow the government and make a new Marxist government with Lublin as the capitol. We send another quarter of our troops in Austria to Lublin to put down these revolts. We want to stop Communism at all costs. We also ask for help from Germany and France in defeating this Communist movement.
    • German Dip: Germany refuses to sign any treaties that Berlin doesn't dictate. However, we invite Poland to take part in talks in Berlin. 
  • Iran: continue to modernize the nation with great progress being achieve. We ask for a trade agreement with Germany. Oil is extract faster than previous year. We take precaution in case of a Polish-Soviet war so that the conflict do not come in Iran. We start to consider the creation of a Kurdish autonomous province and ask the Kurdish representative to come to Tehran.
    • Turkish - Irani Diplomacy: Iran is requested by Turkey to sign a trade agreement with the Turkish authorities. The agreement involves the sale of cheaper oil and gas reserves from Iran to Turkey in exchange for the Turkish authorities allowing Iran to utilise Turkish Black Sea and Eastern Mediterranean Ports to trade with Europe. 
    • German Dip: Germany agrees to a trade agreement. 
  • Indian Independence League: Underground mass recruitment from the Raj populace continues. Bose attempts to contact Italy, as well as Japan, to broker a deal for the purchase much needed heavy equipment as well as tanks and other weapons in preparation for an uprising. Revolutionary government machinery starts to take shape. 
  • Brazil: The Nation of Brazil continues to climb out of the Great Depression with new found vigour as her employment begins to soar and unemployment lowers intensely. Surprisingly enough hardline Communists who are well armed attempt one last major uprising against the Government using their best men. However, a party member not wishing to see the entirety of Communism wiped from Brazil leaks their plans to the government. Vargas enraged has a trap staged for the Communists and when they move into Rio de Janeiro to seize government buildings they run into not just police but an overwhelming force of nearly six Infantry divisions and two of Brazil's newly minted Armored Divisions. The Communists obviously outgunned are slaughtered outside the city and the survivors are imprisoned to be tried for Treason. Regardless of this hostile intent by Communists the legitimate Communist Party having gained legitimacy through the elections maintains a good popularity rating and suffers no ill will or issues from this. Vargas personally sees the hull laid down for the first of Brazil's new fleet carriers, the Dom Pedro II. It is to be completed within two to three years with the hopeful date of Completion in 1940. The Brazilian navy looks to develop aircraft for this new carriers looking to get a full spectrum of Fighters, Dive Bombers, and Torpedo Bombers. The Brazilian Army has notable expansions as infantry divisions are cut to be replaced with Armored and new Mechanized Divisions as well. The Brazilian army stands at a solid 320,000 with most divisions standing at about 15,000 troops with some variations in troop strength. The Brazilian investments into resources and industrial development pays off as much of the major debt incurred begins to pay itself off. Vargas feels bold enough to declare that the Great Depression in Brazil is nearly over and that the nations hard word has paid off. The Brazilian navy shows only five new additions, three supply ships and two more frigates. Brazil with her burgeoning arms industry sees a demand from private people too and begins looking into selling civilians arms as well. The purchases from Chile further validate Brazil's new industry as something to stay and developer of quality arms. The Factories, however, are hard pressed to meet quotas and either new factories are built or existing ones expanded to meet demand. The Brazilian Air Force develops its own domestic cargo planes as well as some close air support bombers as well. The Long Range bomber program enters the prototype phase and will enter into production in 1939. Venezuela is fully influenced towards Brazilian government to some protest from her people. (Turn Six of Six) The Brazilian politicians begin to kick up the first ever campaign for Brazil's new presidency. Vargas himself declines to run citing his failing health due to the stresses of essentially re-building Brazil from the ground up. He does, however, support Nereu Ramos, who it is becoming apparent will be running against opponent Carloz Luz. A Minor liberal candidate and minor Communist candidate are brought into the race as well but it looks as if neither will get a significant support base. The Brazilian navy recovers its fleet after its first Patrol and begins to plan a more powerful patrol force forming three separate battle groups centered around all three battleships which will all consist of five destroyers, three frigates, two cruisers and a Battleships and their supply ships. The Brazilian navy, however, does begin looking to build and develop submarines for its own uses. Brazilian scientists begins theoretical developments into the nuclear field in Sao Paulo (happened OTL) Brazil in an effort to include Colombia and keep down any war rhetoric, offers to increase ties between South American nations and accepts a previous trade treaty and invites the Colombian president to enter talks about entering into a peaceful co-operation the Brazilian government is attempting to foster between all nations on the continent. (Pita respond, please)
    • Venezuela: In a bloodless coup the Venezuelan president stands down and is replaced by a Interim president who was one of the leading senate members to align heavily with Brazil. The population, however, is none the wiser as the President was unable to gather enough support to hold onto the office with no challengers. the Venezuelan people begin to show a somewhat less fearful opinion of Brazil as their non threatening attitude and rather benevolent nature as of late have really warmed and opened up relations. The Venezuelan interim government schedules elections for 1940 allowing for one year to organize a campaign and another full year to campaign for the presidency. So far no takers have popped up. As of 1935 Venezuela has a population of 3.5 million and many of which are rather fearful of national collapse. The Venezuelan people are extremely fearful of an aggressive Colombia as their propaganda against Peru is well known and rather heavy handed attitude recently. The Venezuelan military stands at a paltry 75,000 and shows no signs of increasing. The nation itself looks to gain investment for its Oil industry and begins to turn to Brazilian businessmen and creditors for development. The Venezuelans sign an alliance with Brazil in order to maintain their sovereignty.
  • Netherlands: We improve military and economy. We offer trade agreements to Belgium, UK, Germany and France. The standing military has 60,000 troops. The current queen is Wilhelmina. She is 55 years old. Henri Winkelman is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. A new political party is started, called NNF (Nederlands Nationaal Front (Dutch National Front)). It is right-winged. NNF gains even more support now. The NSB (Fascists) has declined to the point that it practically doesn't exist, while the CPN (Communists) grows a little. The NNF wins the elctions, and Mitchell Roelofsen becomes the new Prime-Minister of the Netherlands. The NNF supports alliances with the surrounding powers (Germany, France and UK), and thus alliances are offered to Germany, France and the UK.
    • Dutch Guiana: We improve military and economy. 
    • Netherlands Antilles: We improve military and economy.
    • Dutch East Indies: We improve military and economy. We offer trade to Siam, British Raj and the British East Indies. 
  • Belgium: No case of the Soviets, but we're worried. The economy does look to improve for the initial faxes and work. Military expands the ground and Belgian Forces are about 70,000. To make further steps, it is unusual situation to be made. Brussels still keep aiming for more buildings up ahead.
  • Yugoslavia: We continue build up our military and navy. Farming is our biggest industry. We continue to improve the infrastructure of the nation. Roads and railway are continuing to be built around the nation. Factories continue to build weapons and battleships for the navy and military. We start to build up our cities into metropolis. Birth rates are starting to increase. Riots continue to happen. The PM continues to train more troops for his team. We are happy that we won the war against Albania.
    • French Dip: We demand the immediate release and freeing of Albania, as you had just recently lose a war. You are in no position for further expansion in the region.
  • Switzerland's government declares support for the alliance of countries fighting any continued foreign invasion of Czechoslovakia and in secret, at least, is willing to provide more material support. Despite this the country would like to maintain a war-free course for the most part. Switzerland sends 20 soldiers to Liechtenstein for security against potential Austrian incursions. The Swiss government declares their support for Albanian sovereignty.
  • Greater East Asia Co Prosperity Sphere: GEACOPS officially forms, with emperor Hirohito as its ceremonial head and a new parliament elected.
    • Japan: The GEACOPS places its capital in Tokyo. The military undergoes revision for tactical blunders in china that prevented siezing more territory. Military and economy are worked on
    • Imperial China: The government relocates to Beijing. Parades are held for the restoration of the monarchy (at least for that part of china), the first since the Qing were overthrown in 1912. Military and economy are worked on
    • Korea: The governor general steps down for unknown reasons. Military and eocnomy are worked on
    • Menjiang: Military and economy are worked on.
    • West Papua: West Papua becomes the site of a massive naval and aerial buildup of GEACOPS military. Military and economy are worked on.
  • British Raj: India continues to improve its economy and build up its military. The Indian population continues to grow slowly, as a few new farms are built most on rivers. New parts of roads are build and every a few houses are built in largest cities in India. Tensions between Hindus and Muslims rise in India. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in India. However, massive production of military progress is highly! The British Indian Army continues drilling infantry troops to highly military ranks and currently reaches about 610,000 military troops. The British Raj buys some more tanks from United Kingdom. Meanwhile, Ravi Phunkar completes the book The Sweetest Folk in India and releases it. At Ravi Phunkar Productions, after about 30 short films are made and showed up in India for first time, work now begun producing India's first feature animated film named The Tiger, the Brahmin and the Jackal and is about to released to theaters in India on 29 August 1939 and after 29 August 1939 worldwide.
  • Hungary: Hungary develops the economy and infrastructure. The military currently consists of 500,000 men, many of them not Hungarian. We are glad Germany have formed an alliance. The majority of Hungary's troops are located on the border with Romania. (Economy and infrastructure turn)

France: France continues to renovate and improve its industry after seeing the Germany's new economic machine, and begin to try to compete with the Germans. France continues to build up its military due to the growing Communist threat in Eastern Europe. In the hopes to help prepare in case of another European war, the newest French Medium Battle Tank begins production with the first wave of the design have been rolled out, the Char B1 Tank. We also continue to build up our armored division we our newer tank designs now rolling out. French Armor Units: Renault R35, FCM 36, Char D1, Char D2, Char B1, Char 2C, AMC 34, AMC 35, and the SOMUA S35. The current French Army division stands at roughly 1,500,000 men due to the increased fear in Eastern Europe and more are being trained in case an outbreak of war occurs, with roughly 900,000 able-bodied men in reserve. We continue to build up and improve our naval forces. Small steps are made in the way of French aviation technology. We try to improve our economy with a few government programs to help aid its recovery. The freeing up of colonial holdings and giving them more power has allowed France to free up some excess funds to help maintain its current military, upgrade it, help recover the economy, and its infrastructure. With the recent victory in 1936 of the Right and Centre parties over the Popular Front due to the recovering economy and increased and focus on the French military programs, and generally improving the French home front. We continue to maintain relations with our allies and trade partners. France keeps a watchful eye on the events in Spain with it sending legionaries into the nation. With the defeat of the Austrian invasion and being able to test out troops and armor to a complete success, we begin to pull troops slowly out of the region. We consider attending the Treaty of Krakow. However, we continue to place sanctions on the Yugoslavians for their invasion of Albania, we also send supplies to the Albanians (Economy turn)


  • German Reich: Following the developments of negotiations with France and the return of the Saarland and permission to remilitarize the Rhineland the German population is ecstatic. The regime receives massive support from the German population, as the Wermacht moves into the Rhineland they are greeted by massive support from the locals. The Saarland is re-annexed to the Rhineland province. Conscription continues and the reserves start to swell up. German Industry starts picking up massively as remilitarized production nears completion. Large scale production of the first fighter of the new official German Air Force is developed known as the Messerschmitt  BF 109 newer models start being developed as well, with full scale production to begin within a few months.  Production of the Panzer II and III begins as the Panzer I proved to have several short comings while development of a heavier tank the panzer IV begins. Bombers are slowly brought into production. Armored vehicles are also put forward on the production line. Development of new military tactics begin based on previous experiences and new technology, a general idea on blitzkrieg is developed but ultimately the German high command fight over if the tactic will bring out direct victory in future conflicts due to its dependence on a quick war. Scientific research continues under the funding of the government. Education continues to be reformed by the government. Compulsory physical education is instituted for all youths, along with the opening of free sports clubs. As the Military rapidly expands and industry is experiencing a massive revival due to increasing demands the German economy starts picking up and the Reichsmark grows in value. To further stabilize the growing economy and market value, the mark is pegged to the value of gold on the market but backed by industrial and agricultural assets. To improve Germany's still very present debt issues Germany approaches the U.S.A. and Switzerland to negotiate an aid program to help get out of debt, and offers to pay back all aid giving within 15 years at a 4% interest rate. To curtail the growing threat posed by Communism in Austria, weapons are sent to the anti-Communist opposition including the remnants of the Nazi party, and Freikorps members are sent into Austria to help raise militancy against the Communist dictatorship that rules over it. Pan-German sentiments start to pick up as many Germans want to see their Austrian brothers united within the same state and free from eastern pollution. German scientists begin to develop an early concept of applying jet tech to possible prototype planes (OTL the Germans did start experimenting with this tech at this time.) German forces continue to defend the Czech state, and an invasion of Austria proper is launched from Bavaria.
  • Peru: We have successfully built our first arms factory and it is able to employ over 5000 people. We build infrastructure in our capital. We begin influencing our neighboring country of Ecuador and begin improving relations with them as well. We recruit and extra 20,000 men raising our total force to 95,000 and station another 5000 men on the Colombian-Peruvian border. We do maintenance on our existing forts and begin improving on them.
    • Argentinian Dip: We offer Peru a defense pact and trade agreement.
  • Argentina: We launch another two destroyers and lay down two more. The Navy also lays down a resupply tanker and continues work on the aircraft carrier. The ship is armed with ten 40 mm AA guns, 38 .50 caliber machine guns, 20 .30 caliber point defense machine guns, and ten torpedo tubes. The last parts needed for the ship are the radar system, fire control, and crew quarters. The economy continues to slowly recover. Roads are expanded, and a highway system is prepared to be laid down to ease transportation. The government is concerned by events in Europe, but does not intervene. The Argentinean Communist Party protests Brazil's crackdown, but the national government does nothing, pointing out that the Brazilian Communists attacked the government first. Some are concerned about the growing Brazilian hegemon on the continent, and a back up capital is designated. Another 10,000 men are brought into the Army, 2,000 into the Navy, and 700 more into the Air Force. The Army continues work on the artillery gun, and new tank. They also receive another 15 light tanks.
  • Republic of Colombia: President Pumarejo continues the reform process, granting tax breaks for efficient factories and companies that produce military equipment. Large scale mining begins in earnest, with huge swaths of land nationalized by the government for efficient extraction of oil, emeralds, and other valuable materials. The government-backed Colombian Petroleum Enterprise (Ecopetrol) is established, and drilling begins in earnest. Furthermore, coffee production increases, with main sources of export being the United States and Europe
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union under Marshall Tukhachevsky works hard to industrialize and improve both the nation and the military as a whole. Industry across the nation is encouraged regardless of whether it is by free or forced labor. The central planning committee and the military agree to construct some factories and munitions plants behind the Urals and Caucasus mountains in the event of possible invasion, and a few small ones are built up in the far east as well. The military, especially the officer corps, begins to study the theory of deep operations and learn how to apply it in most military scenarios. Other branches of the military like the aerial forces and the navy are also built up a bit, but more slowly. The navy in particular is the least built up, although all three main fleets see a slight increase in spending. The war breaking out in Europe forces the military to consider the possibility of war, and the actions of the Turks are not helping inspire Soviet confidence on a one front war. The military increases the number of soldiers under its total command from 800,000 to a full million in the preparation of such a war. The deployment of the forces is classified, although it is estimated that there are 500,000 in Eastern Europe, 250,000 in the Caucasus, 200,000 in Central Asia and 50,000 in the Far East. Basic border fortifications are established in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. In domestic affairs, Marshall Tukhachevsky proceeds with the plan that was started under Stalin and uses ethnologists and statisticians to determine and evaluate all of the ethnic groups in the Soviet Union. Major groups are delineated into separate Soviet Republics. By the end of the year, the Soviet Union is transformed from four soviet republics into a little more than two dozen. The Soviet Union pledges friendship and alliance with Austria and continues to send them material support. While not entirely authorized by the Soviet government, some volunteers go to fight with their Austrian comrades. Increased support is also sent to the Chinese Communist Party. The Soviet government sees the Lublin rebellion as an opportunity, and begins to support the Communist forces there with medical support, weapons, and ammunition.
    • Mongolia: Not much happens here right now. Some training of troops and limited industrialization occurs, but the country is still mostly agricultural or pastoral. Persecution continues to decline a bit as authorities see the monks as less of a problem at present. 
    • Tuva: Not much happens here right now. Some training of troops and limited industrialization occurs, but the country is still mostly agricultural or pastoral. Persecution continues to decline a bit as authorities see the monks as less of a problem at present. 
    • East Turkestan People's Republic: Not much changes here, although a provisional armed forces are established to patrol over the entire country and the provisional government sets up shop in Urumqi. The provisional government begins, with Soviet assistance, to ensure that the benefits of Communism are apparent and available to everyone. 
  • Austria:We finish setting up defenses in Vienna. The Volkspanzer IIs and Is are scattered throughout the city streets, which have multiple tank traps, sandbags, and trenches dug throughout the streets. The Army sets up lines of trenches throughout the outer city, ready for Germans, Poles, Czechs, or any kind of intruders trying to take the capital. The People's Assembly once again meets and tries to determine whether to surrender or not.
  • Guatemala as expected, the United Left wins a huge victory in EL Salvador, on a wave of Guatemalan cash, and immediately agree to enter a federation with Guatemala. Guatemalan troops enter the country to quell any unrest, of which there is little, mainly from the urbanized Spanish-speaking regions. The native population is overwhelmingly supportive. Military buildup, primarily of ground forces, continues, and manufacturing of rifles, artillery and machine guns begins, based on foreign designs. The Trans-Guatemalan Railroad continues to carry huge amounts of traffic, undercutting the Panama Canal and offering large amount sod hard currency to the economy through tariffs. Coffe cultivation is encouraged, with it being worth a great deal.
  • South Africa: The South African government receives the first 50 Verwoester Md.I tanks for the army, and assigns them to the 1st South African Armored Division, with plans to include the other 200 vehicles into the force once they are completed. The navy constructs the first three vessels ordered by the government, and sends them out on sea trials to prepare them for commissioning. The army mobilizes a third of the total reservists avaliable to the militiary for combat training, while the troops of the 1st South African Infantry Division are sent into South-West Africa for survival training. The education of blacks continues, though members of the Afrikaner community begin to protest out of fear that the education of black Africans may weaken their grasp on power in the country. However, the African National Congress moves to placate members of the white community in an attempt to prevent violence and garner political legitimacy.
    • South-West Africa: Economic development continues in the territory. (Too lazy to write something deep).

Liechtenstein: The nation of Liechtenstein asks for a defensive pact with the nations of San Marino, Switzerland, Monaco, and Luxembourg, in an effort to ensure our nation's security and prosperity. We offer Princess Maria Theresia von Liechtenstein as a suitable bride to Jean von Bourbon-Parma of Luxembourg. Biebrich Palace and Weilburg Castle are purchased. Our numerous estates and territories across Poland, Silesia, Bohemia, and Austria are expanded. A military force is created to police our nation, consisting of 300 active personnel.


1938.5

A meteorite explodes over Pennsylvania. No one is injured.

Du Pont Chemicals announces the name of its new synthetic yarn, nylon.

  • Second Spainish Republic: After a long awaited, scheduled election, Niceto Alcalá-Zamora comes to power after a close vote. After Niceto talked with the mining corporations, the talks went extremely bad, and the value of the companies continues to drop. To add insult to injury, miners start to strike for higher wages and more healthcare benefits. He says in his inaugural speech "La industria minera en ruinas, sólo un liderazgo fuerte puede traer renovar el gran poder que tenía." which translates to "The Mining industry in in ruins, only strong leadership can bring renew the great power it had." "Niceto also states in his inguaral speech. España tiene el potencial para convertirse en una gran potencia en Europa, con el liderazgo correcto, economía y equilibrio militar." which translates to "Spain has the potential to become a great power in Europe, with the right leadership, economy, and military balance." Investments in the mining industry made by France and the USSR start to turn around the economy for the Republic of Spain. Meanwhile, rebuilding efforts begin in Gallicia, to restore the area to the way it was before the nationalist rebellion. [Mil/Econ Turn]
  • Turkey: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk maintained his position as the the first president of the Republic of Turkey. Known to be a keen supporter of his very own ideology, Kemalism; he implemented laws in order to bring forth sweeping political, social, cultural and religious reforms which would separate Turkey from Ottoman tradition and embrace Westernized way of living. However, Mustafa surely did not believe that a Westernized Turkey was bound to reach success for economic reforms too had to be implemented. This involved the construction of a cotton print factory and a Turkish aircraft factory at Istanbul as well as many factories through the nation. Many state-owned factories for agriculture and textile industries too were handed over to private owners and Mustafa initiated the start of model farms which were setup in large number throughout the state, and in turn privatized whilst the state itself invested its budget on construction of a railroad system to link the entire state of Turkey. The Central Bank of Turkey was established primarily to look over the exchange rate, however; government funds and Turkish reserves. However, the government was particular in nationalizing all Turkey tobacco farms in order to set about a complete monopoly over its export. Generally, Mustafa promoted literacy and education in Turkey, and had in total; invested 5% of the GDP for education. Moreover, being a Turkish Nationalist; he encouraged education in Turkish and was supportive of the spread of Turkish culture. But all the while, he made sure to keep maintain law and order in Turkey by initiating the establish of the Federal Espionage and Security Force [FESF] which basically acted as an authoritarian force to look over crime. The FESF was also kept as a secretive group to exist for counter-intelligence missions. The Turkish military itself stood at 250,000 men, and by now; it was equipped by modern German rifles. Turkey also served to export the large number of minerals, being abundant in chromite, boron, iron ore, copper. Meanwhile, fortifications and trenches are dug in Eastern Anatolia near the border with the USSR due to the territorial claims that Armenia SFSR held over Turkey. The Zafer Project continues, aiming at establishing a major defence system to defend Turkey; concentrating on building defenses by the Caucasus Mountains and coastline bordering the Black sea. As many as 20,000 marines are recruited into the navy in order to conduct espionage missions at the Aegean Sea and the naval forces were expanded to include 12 Destroyers, 16 frigates, two cruisers and 28 gunboats and ten torpedo boats. The naval headquarter was at the same time, established at the Golden Horn and mass funding was given to strengthening the navy. The construction of the port is termed a great success and investors are attracted from all over the world to invest in the Erdimir Port. The population is met with a sharp and steady increase, reaching 17.1 million due to the success of Kemal's agricultural and industrial reforms. [Mil/Eco Turn]. Meanwhile with tensions rising in the Balkans, Turkey requests the creation of a Military Alliance between Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey [MOD RESPONSE].
    • ​Turkish - German Diplomacy: Germany is requested to provide Turkey with blueprints for Panzer II and Panzer III.
    • Turkish - Brazil Diplomacy: A diplomat is sent to Brazil to expand trade between the two nations an negotiate trade deals.
    • Turkish - French Diplomacy: A Turkish diplomat is sent to France to negotiate the purchase of 100 Char B1 Tanks. 
    • Greek Diplomacy: We accept the military alliance.
  • Yugoslavia: We continue build up our military and navy. Farming is our biggest industry. We continue to improve the infrastructure of the nation. Roads and railway are continuing to be built around the nation. Factories continue to build weapons and battleships for the navy and military. We start to build up our cities into metropolis. Birth rates are starting to increase. Riots die down with the assassination of the King. Milan Strojadinovis becomes the first president of the nation with the assassination of the King.
  • Greece: King George II and Prime Minister Metaxas condemn the Yugoslav invasions of Albania. The Royal Hellenic Army, which will remain at 650,000 men due to Yugoslav aggression, has taken up positions at the Yugoslav and Albanian border, to keep an eye on the Yugoslavs and to handle any Albanian refugee floods. Currently 250,000 men are at the Metaxas Line fortifications at the border with Yugoslavia. Railways have helped a lot in the transport of troops. Meanwhile, the Greek public is outraged at this invasion and is worried. The Royal Hellenic Navy monitors any Yugoslav ship movements to make sure none are near Greek waters. Greece asks Bulgaria for a military alliance, for collective defense against Yugoslavia. [MOD RESPONSE]
  • Mod response, accepted.
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved, and some new roadways are built. More Buddhist temples are also built.
  • Canada: The ongoing depression, while improving, has changed little. Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King announces a new series of plans, similar to the American New Deal, to help with the ongoing economic situation. Over $45 million are being organized for an infrastructure fund to the provinces, with millions more possible. Roads and improvements to the railway, especially in Northern Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. Further, low interest loans are to be provided to industries and businesses to hire more workers and replace old machinery. Diplomatically, Canada announced a policy of "Wait and See," as it was called by a Toronto Newspaper editor. While standing with the United Kingdom and the British Empire is still priority number one, Canada has decided, as per the Statute of Westminster in 1931, to remain as impartial and neutral in foreign affairs as possible.
  • In the United States, the March of Dimes is established by FDR and the Civil Aeronautics Act is signed into law, forming the Civil Aeronautics Authority. Action Comics #1 is published and features the hero Superman. The Thousand Island Bridge is dedicated by the President. The Blue Water Bridge also opens. The NYSE introduces a 15-point plan intended to upgrade protection for the investing public. In OTL, America gave the RoC $25M to fight the Japs. China, if you want, just ask. Meanwhile, America does oil things in Colombia and builds the oil things in the aforementioned nation and gives the Colombians planes and boats and designs and stuff in exchange. This is generally regarded as a good idea.
  • Iran: The State smells a lucricious deal and offer the Japanese a trade deal (oil against war material). Modernization of the state advance at a good rate but while most of the population just follow, some Imam start to spreak against the reforms and the equality of the women and men. Some plan are made to take more power in matter of religion by appointing progressive Imams.
  • British Raj: India continues to improve its economy and build up its military. The Indian population continues to grow slowly, as a few new farms are built most on rivers. New parts of roads are build and every a few houses are built in largest cities in India. Tensions between Hindus and Muslims rise in India. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in India. However, massive production of military progress is highly! The British Indian Army continues drilling infantry troops to highly military ranks and currently reaches about 630,000 military troops. The British Raj buys some more tanks from United Kingdom. Meanwhile, Ravi Phunkar begins writing on its fourth book called The Sweetest Folk: Moderation and Industrialization of the World.
  • Australia: Concerned over the rise of Japan, we begin building more ships for the navy, and develop the military. We ask for an alliance with China against Japan. We continue building railroads, roads, and work on the air force. Tanks are also built. We ask for a trade agreement with the USA. We secretly begin funding rebels in the GEACOS.
  • Netherlands: We improve military and economy. We offer trade agreements to Belgium, UK, Germany and France. The standing military has 60,000 troops. The current queen is Wilhelmina. She is 55 years old. Henri Winkelman is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. A new political party is started, called NNF (Nederlands Nationaal Front (Dutch National Front)). It is right-winged. NNF gains even more support now. The NSB (Fascists) has declined to the point that it practically doesn't exist, while the CPN (Communists) grows a little. The NNF wins the elctions, and Mitchell Roelofsen becomes the new Prime-Minister of the Netherlands. The NNF supports alliances with the surrounding powers (Germany, France and UK), and thus alliances are offered to Germany, France and the UK.
    • Dutch Guiana: We improve military and economy. 
    • Netherlands Antilles: We improve military and economy.
    • Dutch East Indies: We improve military and economy. We offer the Japanese to buy oil from us.
    • French Dip: We accept the alliance
  • Republic of Panamá: Infrastructure is improved and now departed of, some new roadways are built and the Panamá Canal is renovated. We drill infantry troops in how to use there guns once more and vow to protect the Panama Canal. We welcome our trade deals with Poland and Guatemala.

A trade deal is offered to Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia and Mexico. We want also to make an alliance and defence deal with Colombia and Guatemala. The Policia snoop about and try to find Brazilian, Japanese and Soviet spies, but find none, but we keep our guard up just in case and keep up our police patrols and phone taps in the capital and Colon.  The fishing fleet and coconut plantations grow and are invested in. The army is raised from 1500 to 1600.

  • Belgium: Military and economy improve. Belgian Forces are still 70,000 in order. Belgium looks to establish some few buildings, but for libraries will be on the case.
  • Ethiopian Empire: After looking at the world, our majesty realize that we extremely unindustrialized. We then shall increase taxes on our population after we would take loans from western banks to help us industrialize. After seeing what has happened in the Great Depression, our nation shall not participate in a stock market until we have amassed enough wealth and we are properly industrialized. But on the state of our education, we invest in it 2.5% of our budget to our education by bringing in western teachers and knowledge. We will try using the Turkish reforms like state farms, a national police force and find where our natural resources are located.
    • Ethiopian French Diplomacy: We request low tariffs for the use of Djibouti in return for an alliance and 25 Char B1 tanks.
    • Ethiopian German Diplomacy: We request 50,000 Mausers and the blueprint for the Panzer III.
  • Switzerland: Expands on public buses and the railway system.
  • República de Chile: President Saras continues his new infrastructure programs, unveiling the new Pan Chilean Railway, a new rail system that will span the entire length of Chile, its estimated that thousands of long term jobs will be added to the economy with this bold proposal helping with the stagnant economy of the past decade. Chile opens its borders to any brilliant minds fleeing any persecution in Europe. The government otherwise remains neutral to Europe. Chile accepts the Argentine offer of trade and military alliances. Chile puts the newly purchased EE-T1 medium tanks immediately to use. Chile plans on purchasing ten new tanks. Saras also oversees the expansion of naval ports on the Chilean coasts. Valparaíso, Chile, becomes a hot spot for cultural movers and shakers, with a new music and cinema industry taking shape. As Per the Military Revitalization Act, two new frigate class ships to be constructed over the course of the decade. The first, the ADC Almirante Blanco, begins in earnest this year, with another slated for construction in fall of next year the ADC Revolucion. Chile establishes a new embassy in Bolivia in hopes of influencing and strengthening ties between the two nations (influence Turn One of Six). Two new weapons factories open near Santiago with speciality in rifles and heavy artillery. The Pan Chilean Railways begins to take shape as construction on the el Capital line from Santiago to Valparaiso. Buses also become a common means of low cost transportation in the cities. Congress passes the Debt Reclamation Act of 1938, a series of programs similar to the American New Deal in hopes of jump starting Chile's economy in the midst of the depression. Several economists state that within the early part of the next decade, Chile should experience a healthy recovery and should be depression free by the later part.
  • Poland: We begin by building up our military. In anticipation of a possible soviet invasion, we begin to build tenches along the border, and send more soldiers there. Radzimierz Gniewek is captured and hanged in Lublin. In our elections, Andrzej Poplawski wins. He is in favor of intense military buildup, nationalism, and possibly authoritarianism. He begins by trying to capture and execute all rebels in Lublin; he is against Communism at all costs. We withdraw more of our troops from the Austro-Czechoslovakian war, leaving only 25% of our original amount, and put all others on the border with Russia. We are willing to move the Krakow Peace talks to Berlin, if our terms remain the same. We condemn the Yugoslav annexation of Albania, and will only agree to peace with them if they leave Albania. We ask Turkey for an alliance, as we hope that we can unite in our conflicts against the Soviets. We build up our economy, constructing factories which could also build bullets in case of total war.
    • Germany Dip: Germany demands that certain terms be changed as Germany feels that the terms are to lenient and that German interests have been taken into consideration.

    • Poland: Then please make your own proposals on the Treaty of Krakow page, but separate from Poland's proposals. And until we agree to your terms, the talks will remain in Krakow.
    • Turkish Diplomacy: We accept. 
  • German Reich: Following the developments of negotiations with France and the return of the Saarland and permission to remilitarize the Rhineland the German population is ecstatic. The regime receives massive support from the German population, as the Wermacht moves into the Rhineland they are greeted by massive support from the locals. The Saarland is re-annexed to the Rhineland province. Conscription continues and the reserves start to swell up. German Industry kicks into overdrive as remilitarized production is completed and war production is started in preparation for what seems like a massive war on the horizon in Eastern Europe. Large scale production of the first fighter of the new official German Air Force is developed known as the Messerschmitt  BF 109 newer models start being developed as well, with full scale production to begin within a few months.  Production of the Panzer II and III begins as the Panzer I proved to have several shortcomings while development of a heavier tank the panzer IV begins. Bombers are slowly brought into production. Armored vehicles are also put forward on the production line. Development of new military tactics begin based on previous experiences and new technology, a general idea on blitzkrieg is developed but ultimately the German high command fight over if the tactic will bring out direct victory in future conflicts due to its dependence on a quick war. Scientific research continues under the funding of the government. Education continues to be reformed by the government. Compulsory physical education is instituted for all youths, along with the opening of free sports clubs. As the Military rapidly expands and industry is experiencing a massive revival due to increasing demands the German economy starts picking up and the Reichsmark grows in value. To further stabilize the growing economy and market value, the mark is pegged to the value of gold on the market but backed by industrial and agricultural assets. To improve Germany's still very present debt issues Germany approaches the U.S.A. and Switzerland to negotiate an aid program to help get out of debt, and offers to pay back all aid giving within 15 years at a 4% interest rate. To curtail the growing threat posed by Communism in Austria, weapons are sent to the anti-Communist opposition including the remnants of the Nazi party, and Freikorps members are sent into Austria to help raise militancy against the Communist dictatorship that rules over it. Pan-German sentiments start to pick up as many Germans want to see their Austrian brothers united within the same state and free from eastern pollution. German scientists begin to develop an early concept of applying jet tech to possible prototype planes (OTL the Germans did start experimenting with this tech at this time.) German forces continue to defend the Czech state, and an invasion of Austria proper is launched from Bavaria. (ALGO PLEASE). Larger conscription is put into place as the reserves are put into active duty to defend the east and to further the cause of war in Austria. The MP38 enters widespread distribution in the armed forces. To further the tatics of rapid advance German forces adopt a policy of mobile firepower to improve the speed that troops advance. 
  • Argentina: The next two destroyers are launched, two more are laid down, and five patrol boats are laid down, and the aircraft carrier is having the last touches finished on it, including accommodations, water tanks, aviation fuel storage and the ordinance magazine. The domestic fighter plane is completed and the first ten for the Navy and twenty for the Air Force are finished. The economy continues to recover. Railroad lines are laid to the interior of the nation, and agriculture continues to improve. We begin to design a 40mm antiaircraft gun to use for the Navy and Army. The Army finishes up designs on the new infantry tank. It has a 75mm cannon, and is named the T-27 infantry tank. The Army orders 100 of them over the next two years.
  • Liechtenstein: The nation of Liechtenstein asks for a defensive pact with the nations of San Marino, Switzerland, Monaco, and Luxembourg, in an effort to ensure our nation's security and prosperity. We offer Princess Maria Theresia von Liechtenstein as a suitable bride to Jean von Bourbon-Parma of Luxembourg. Biebrich Palace and Weilburg Castle are purchased. Our numerous estates and territories across Poland, Silesia, Bohemia, and Austria are expanded. A military force is created to police our nation, consisting of 300 active personnel.
    • Liechtenstein and Switzerland already have a defensive pact - horton
  • Greater East Asia Co Prosperity Sphere: GEACOPS officially forms, with emperor Hirohito as its ceremonial head and a new parliament elected. it begins exerting its influence around East Asia, people chant "Asia for Asians" throughout their sphere and beyond
    • Japan: The military undergoes revision for tactical blunders in china that prevented siezing more territory. Military and economy are worked on
    • Imperial China: The government relocates to Beijing. Parades are held for the restoration of the monarchy (at least for that part of china), the first since the Qing were overthrown in 1912. Military and economy are worked on
    • Korea: Military and eocnomy are worked on
    • Menjiang: Military and economy are worked on.
    • West Papua: West Papua becomes the site of a massive naval and aerial buildup of GEACOPS military. Military and economy are worked on.
  • Saudi Arabia: The Newly birthed Kingdom continues to develop its military and economy. Resources remain scarce in the nation, with little fertile land existing in Arabia, the King accepts the American and Swiss offers to search for oil in Arabia, and in exchange, they will get 5% of the profits for the first ten years (post discovery) and preferential trade until the end of time. The Saudi King begins to a program to re-purpose the little fertile land in the nation to increase domestic food production. Industry is also developed, though at a slower rateWith The Yemeni government rejecting our offer for peace, an army of 12,000 men, led by Crown Prince Saud, is deployed to defend the disputed territory from Yemeni Attackers. He is currently under strict orders to not attack the Yemeni yet. Ibn Saud seeks to modernize the Saudi Armed forces, which currently stands at about 40,000 men. We ask to purchase arms from any nations willing to sell arms. The Saudi Royal Navy and Saudi Royal Air Force are also expanded, with new planes and ships slated for construction based on old Ottoman designs. Shipyards and naval bases are also expanded to account for the planned naval expansion. The navy stands at 200 men and six ships, while the air force stands at 150 men and 40 aircraft. Seeing as the British are downsizing their navies, we request to purchase some old or outdated ships. All of the military expansion programs led the nation into debt. As such, a three-part plan is put into effect. The first part increases the tax that must be paid when Muslims make the pilgrimage to the holy cities. The second is to cut spending on public works. The third is to increase the search for oil. With the third year of the three-part plan, the nation sees the deficit drop slightly. We decrease the number of Men in Saudi Controlled Greater Yemen and again seek to repair relations with Yemen. (MOD RESPONSE PLS) The nation celebrates as OIL is discovered in the Nation.
  • France: France continues to renovate and improve its industry after seeing the Germany's new economic machine, and begin to try to compete with the Germans. France continues to build up its military due to the growing Communist threat in Eastern Europe. In the hopes to help prepare in case of another European war, the newest French Medium Battle Tank begins production with the first wave of the design have been rolled out, the Char B1 Tank. We also continue to build up our armored division we our newer tank designs now rolling out. French Armor Units: Renault R35, FCM 36, Char D1, Char D2, Char B1, Char 2C, AMC 34, AMC 35, and the SOMUA S35. The current French Army division stands at roughly 1,500,000 men due to the increased fear in Eastern Europe and more are being trained in case an outbreak of war occurs, with roughly 900,000 able-bodied men in reserve. We continue to build up and improve our naval forces. Small steps are made in the way of French aviation technology. We try to improve our economy with a few government programs to help aid its recovery. The freeing up of colonial holdings and giving them more power has allowed France to free up some excess funds to help maintain its current military, upgrade it, help recover the economy, and its infrastructure. With the recent victory in 1936 of the Right and Centre parties over the Popular Front due to the recovering economy and increased and focus on the French military programs, and generally improving the French home front. We continue to maintain relations with our allies and trade partners. With the Spanish victory over the rebel forces we begin to pull troops out of Spain. With the defeat of the Austrian invasion and being able to test out troops and armor to a complete success, we begin to pull troops slowly out of the region. We attend the Treaty of Krakow. However, we continue to place sanctions on the Yugoslavians for their invasion of Albania, we also send supplies to the Albanians (Military turn)
  • Brazil: The Nation of Brazil continues in earnest as its industrial and economic advances continue to put it leagues ahead of the remainder of the continent economically and militarily. The Brazilian government also begins to prepare for the 1940 elections for all positions. Vargas continues to show support for Ramos who looks to have a convincing popular lead as the hand picked successor to run by Vargas. The various industries in Brazil contnue to advance as well and economists predict that by late 1939 Brazil will advance into a similar industrial capability as that of Italy a nation considered a great power. The Brazilian people celebrate as the Great depression seems to be nearing its end. The First of the Vargas governments debt payments are paid off as the return investments finance the debt and some advancement as well. The Industry is expected to grow at a normal unaccelerated rate now with Brazilian investment into the sector via private companies taking over for the previous state investments. The Brazilian Battleship Rio Grande do Sul continues construction now ahead of schedule as much naval expertise has either been acquired or hired through foreign means. The ship is expected to be completed in early 1939 by the accelerated time-table. The Brazilian carrier Dom Pedro II is constructed in earnest as well with more industrial potential being dedicated to this ship. The Fleet, however, adds another Cruiser to the fleet. The Navy officially establishes its naval aviation wing and in earnest and develops the F-2 Jaguar fighter, NB-5 Tamarin bomber, and the STB-3 ghost torpedo bomber. The three planes are slated to be Brazil's premier naval aircraft outside of the few existing scout craft. The Brazilian army after nearly a year and a half of acquisitions are re-armed fully with the IM-95 rifles, and M-3 Roussefs. The various mechanized portions of the army continue to grow and have begun to develop a comprehensive battle doctrine focusing on some combined arms warfare but focusing heavily on infantry to achieve certain objective and Mechanized and Armored units to play the mobile heavy guns for infantry. The Brazilian private sector pours investment into the amazons and Venezuela now to develop resources. The Oil in Venezuela is particularly invested in to turn it into an oil juggernaut. The Brazilian air force now with modified BF-109's now known as F-109 continue to enter service now adding two 7.7 mm machine guns onto the wings. The air force, however, also now gains access to the blueprints of the B-22 long range bomber which is given a test flight and a range of about 1200 miles. The Brazilian elections continue but word of a coup to prevent the elections are heard of and the perpetrator, a Brazilian general whose name is not released is tried for treason in less than six hours with all the evidence having been seized along with him. The previous Communist rebels are arrested too and the true threat of a Communist revolution is declared over. Brazilian nuclear research continues with some scientists theorising its use for power. When a military man taking classes overhears about the research he brings it to his superiors to possibly develop a weapon out of such research.
    • Venezuela: The Venezuelan states interim government welcome the mass investment from Brazilian businessmen as oil begins to expand as a domestic industry. The agreements signed, however, does not give undue power to Brazilian businessmen and they are still limited to prevent their monopoly over Venezuelan oil resources. The Venezuelan military is expanded to an 80,000 strong force even and makes a few moderate purchases from Brazil to give the nation some new capabilities. The Venezuelan government signs into the various trade treaties Brazil is involved in particularly with Chile and Peru. The Venezuelan government purchases two destroyers from Brazil's shipbuilding companies and they are expected to be delivered in the next six months to one year. The elections continue to be organized for 1940
  • New Zealand: Prime Minister Bill Parry is re-elected in the 1938 General Election. We condemn the Yugoslavian Invasion of Albania, and place economic sanctions on Yugoslavia, and urge other nations to place sanctions, too. Military is improved with many tanks, aircrafts and warships being built. We offer trade to the Albanian resistance [MOD PLS], Poland and France. Urbanization continues in North Island, and on coasts of South Island. [Eco/Inf turn].(QC asked me to post this, look at my talkpage)
    • Poland: We agree to this deal.
  • Peru: We improve infrastructure in our nation and also begin building three factories to produce commercial goods. We continue to inf Ecuador and Improve relations with the small nation. We also continue to improve relations with Brazil. We station 2500 men on the Peruvian - Colombian border and build more defensive forts there.
  • Hungary: Hungary develops the economy and infrastructure. The military currently consists of 500,000 men, many of them not Hungarian. We are glad Germany have formed an alliance. The majority of Hungary's troops are located on the border with Romania. (Economy and infrastructure turn)
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union under Marshall Tukhachevsky works hard to industrialize and improve both the nation and the military as a whole. Industry across the nation is encouraged regardless of whether it is by free or forced labor. The central planning committee and the military agree to construct some factories and munitions plants behind the Urals and Caucasus mountains in the event of possible invasion, and a few small ones are built up in the far east as well. The military, especially the officer corps, begins to study the theory of deep operations and learn how to apply it in most military scenarios. Other branches of the military like the aerial forces and the navy are also built up a bit, but more slowly. The navy in particular is the least built up, although all three main fleets see a slight increase in spending. The war breaking out in Europe forces the military to consider the possibility of war, and the actions of the Turks are not helping inspire Soviet confidence on a one front war. The military increases the number of soldiers under its total command from 800,000 to a full million in the preparation of such a war. The deployment of the forces is classified, although it is estimated that there are 500,000 in Eastern Europe, 250,000 in the Caucasus, 200,000 in Central Asia and 50,000 in the Far East. Basic border fortifications are established in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. In domestic affairs, Marshall Tukhachevsky proceeds with the plan that was started under Stalin and uses ethnologists and statisticians to determine and evaluate all of the ethnic groups in the Soviet Union. Major groups are delineated into separate Soviet Republics. By the end of the year, the Soviet Union is transformed from four soviet republics into a little more than two dozen. The Soviet Union pledges friendship and alliance with Austria and continues to send them material support. While not entirely authorized by the Soviet government, some volunteers go to fight with their Austrian comrades. Increased support is also sent to the Chinese Communist Party. The Soviet government sees the Lublin rebellion as an opportunity, and begins to support the Communist forces there with medical support, weapons, and ammunition.
    • Mongolia: Not much happens here right now. Some training of troops and limited industrialization occurs, but the country is still mostly agricultural or pastoral. Persecution continues to decline a bit as authorities see the monks as less of a problem at present. 
    • Tuva: Not much happens here right now. Some training of troops and limited industrialization occurs, but the country is still mostly agricultural or pastoral. Persecution continues to decline a bit as authorities see the monks as less of a problem at present. 
    • East Turkestan People's Republic: Not much changes here, although a provisional armed forces are established to patrol over the entire country and the provisional government sets up shop in Urumqi. The provisional government begins, with Soviet assistance, to ensure that the benefits of Communism are apparent and available to everyone. 
  • Austria:We finish setting up defenses in Vienna. The Volkspanzer IIs and Is are scattered throughout the city streets, which have multiple tank traps, sandbags, and trenches dug throughout the streets. The Army sets up lines of trenches throughout the outer city, ready for Germans, Poles, Czechs, or any kind of intruders trying to take the capital. The People's Assembly once again meets and tries to determine whether to surrender or not.
    • German Dip: The Reich offers peace on the following terms, Austria surrender to the advancing German forces, the Communist government is disbanded and a new coalition of conservative exiles be formed in its stead as a restored German Republic of Austria, Austria accept an economic union with the Reich, and agree to place the Austrian forces under nominal German command during times of War. And under no circumstances may Vienna enter foriegn alliances without German consent.
  • Republic of Colombia: The historic Rubiales Oil Agreement is signed between the Republic of Colombia and the United States. Scouting begins right away, and the first oil wells are scheduled to be completed around 1940. The military and economy are improved.

1939.0

Pita scolds the mods for being lazy.

  • Turkey: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk maintained his position as the the first president of the Republic of Turkey. Known to be a keen supporter of his very own ideology, Kemalism; he implemented laws in order to bring forth sweeping political, social, cultural and religious reforms which would separate Turkey from Ottoman tradition and embrace Westernized way of living. However, Mustafa surely did not believe that a Westernized Turkey was bound to reach success for economic reforms too had to be implemented. This involved the construction of a cotton print factory and a Turkish aircraft factory at Istanbul as well as many factories through the nation. Many state-owned factories for agriculture and textile industries too were handed over to private owners and Mustafa initiated the start of model farms which were setup in large number throughout the state, and in turn privatized whilst the state itself invested its budget on construction of a railroad system to link the entire state of Turkey. The Central Bank of Turkey was established primarily to look over the exchange rate, however; government funds and Turkish reserves. However, the government was particular in nationalizing all Turkey tobacco farms in order to set about a complete monopoly over its export. Generally, Mustafa promoted literacy and education in Turkey, and had in total; invested 5% of the GDP for education. Moreover, being a Turkish Nationalist; he encouraged education in Turkish and was supportive of the spread of Turkish culture. But all the while, he made sure to keep maintain law and order in Turkey by initiating the establish of the Federal Espionage and Security Force [FESF] which basically acted as an authoritarian force to look over crime. The FESF was also kept as a secretive group to exist for counter-intelligence missions. The Turkish military itself stood at 250,000 men, and by now; it was equipped by modern German rifles. Turkey also served to export the large number of minerals, being abundant in chromite, boron, iron ore, copper. Meanwhile, fortifications and trenches are dug in Eastern Anatolia near the border with the USSR due to the territorial claims that Armenia SFSR held over Turkey. The Zafer Project continues, aiming at establishing a major defence system to defend Turkey; concentrating on building defenses by the Caucasus Mountains and coastline bordering the Black sea. As many as 20,000 marines are recruited into the navy in order to conduct espionage missions at the Aegean Sea and the naval forces were expanded to include 12 Destroyers, 16 frigates, two cruisers and 28 gunboats and ten torpedo boats. The naval headquarter was at the same time, established at the Golden Horn and mass funding was given to strengthening the navy. The construction of the port is termed a great success and investors are attracted from all over the world to invest in the Erdimir Port. The population is met with a sharp and steady increase, reaching 17.1 million due to the success of Kemals agricultural and industrial reforms. [Mil/Eco Turn]. The alliance established with Poland against Communist Aggression is termed as a success. Similarly, the creation of a Military Pact consisting of Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria is described as a great pact. Meanwhile, the sale of 100 CharB1 Tanks from France proves to be quite helpful and to further boost up defences, Turkey requests Germany to provide blueprints for Panzer II and Panzer III.(srsly NK)
  • Second Spainish Republic: After a long awaited, scheduled election, Niceto Alcalá-Zamora comes to power after a close vote. After Niceto talked with the mining corporations, the talks went extremely bad, and the value of the companies continues to drop. To add insult to injury, miners start to strike for higher wages and more healthcare benefits. He says in his inaugural speech "La industria minera en ruinas, sólo un liderazgo fuerte puede traer renovar el gran poder que tenía." which translates to "The Mining industry in in ruins, only strong leadership can bring renew the great power it had." "Niceto also states in his inguaral speech. España tiene el potencial para convertirse en una gran potencia en Europa, con el liderazgo correcto, economía y equilibrio militar." which translates to "Spain has the potential to become a great power in Europe, with the right leadership, economy, and military balance." Investments in the mining industry made by France and the USSR start to turn around the economy for the Republic of Spain. Meanwhile, rebuilding efforts begin in Gallicia, to restore the area to the way it was before the nationalist rebellion. Seeing Yugoslavia as a hostile force against Albania, Spain supplies the Albanians with guns to use against the Yugoslavs. [Mil/Econ Turn]
  • Poland: Andrzej Poplawski, completely scared of Communist threats in the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, Austria, and the revolt in Lublin, begins to implement his plan for a draft of soldiers. Poland is full scare preparing for war, whoever it may be. We increase our economic development, and use our factories for war. Metal factories make bullets, textile factories make uniforms, and so on. We also improve our military, sending the new recruits to Lublin to put down the revolt. The rebels are losing, especially after their leader has been hanged, and many Communist rebels have been captured and are on trial. Guilty ones will be sent to work camps where they will construct materials for war. Our military stationed on our border with Russia is building trenches, and we especially focused on keeping control of Wilno. We ask Austria and Yugoslavia for peace with us on the following terms: Return of Czechoslovakia and Albania as independent states, dissolution of Communist government, and a ten-year peace treaty. We also ask Hungary for an alliance, to unite against Russia, Yugoslavia and Austria.
    • ​Dutch Dip: The Netherlands asks permission to propose our own version of the treaty.
    • Poland: You may propose it, just keep Poland's proposal there too.
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved, and some new roadways are built. More Buddhist temples are also built.
  • Italy: After planning this for many years, we invade Yugoslavia. We also continue urbanizing, strengthening our borders with other nations. We also declare the official religion of Italy as being Atheism, seeing religion as an unproductive activity. We do allow Vatican City to continue surviving, as it would bring international criticism otherwise.
  • Iran: Continue to modernize the nation infrastructures and ideas. More digging site provide more oils to sell. We offer Japan a trade agreement (oil in exchange of modern weapons). Secularism slowly take foot in the major cities but meet resistance in the countryside. The State pass a decree that almost take the religious institution under the state control with progressive Imam receiving key position. We offer the Soviets a trade agreement and a non-aggression pact.
  • France: France continues to renovate and improve its industry after seeing the Germany's new economic machine, and begin to try to compete with the Germans. France continues to build up its military due to the growing Communist threat in Eastern Europe. In the hopes to help prepare in case of another European war, the newest French Medium Battle Tank begins production with the first wave of the design have been rolled out, the Char B1 Tank. We also continue to build up our armored division we our newer tank designs now rolling out. French Armor Units: Renault R35, FCM 36, Char D1, Char D2, Char B1, Char 2C, AMC 34, AMC 35, and the SOMUA S35. The current French Army division stands at roughly 1,600,000 men due to the increased fear in Eastern Europe and more are being trained in case an outbreak of war occurs, with roughly 1,000,000 able-bodied men in reserve. We continue to build up and improve our naval forces. Small steps are made in the way of French aviation technology. We try to improve our economy with a few government programs to help aid its recovery. The freeing up of colonial holdings and giving them more power has allowed France to free up some excess funds to help maintain its current military, upgrade it, help recover the economy, and its infrastructure. With the recent victory in 1936 of the Right and Centre parties over the Popular Front due to the recovering economy and increased and focus on the French military programs, and generally improving the French home front. We continue to maintain relations with our allies and trade partners. With the Spanish victory over the rebel forces we begin to pull troops out of Spain. With the defeat of the Austrian invasion and being able to test out troops and armor to a complete success, we begin to pull troops slowly out of the region. We attend the Treaty of Krakow. However, we continue to place sanctions on the Yugoslavians for their invasion of Albania, we also send supplies to the Albanians. We sell Turkey the 100 Char B1 tanks in trade for money. (Economy turn)
    • Poland: We ask France to sign our newest version of the Treaty of Krakow.
  • Canada: More money is poured into the Dominion Infrastructure Fund, which is in turn loaned to the provinces to develop roads, airports, hydroelectric dams and other projects. PM King also announced that the Department of Defence is drawing up designs for new aircraft and ships, namely destroyers and a new kind of ship called the "corvette," though production on these will not be expected for at least a year, if not longer. When they are ready for production, Canada will be receptive to offers to produce and sell these craft to foreign nations, barring international law.'
  • Brazil: The Nation of Brazil gears up for its first electionf of the new Federation of Brazil. Nereu Ramos vs Carlos Luz is the current matchup with no vice presidential candidates picked for each. Vargas himself, however, takes his most trusted general and puts him in charge of 15,000 Army troops who are used to keep the peace and in general keep tabs on the elections to prevent a coup from ruining all of Vargas's hard work. There is some public backlash to this but as Vargas essentially regulates them to a police duty rather than actively pushing people or scaring people to one side or the other. Currently both of the major candidates are both from the nations Social Democracy party but with that being the majority party currently in power holding nearly 93% of all government position the part is officially split in the coming election between the Ramos policy of continued modernization and integration of the continent and asserting Brazil as an international power. Carlos Luz, however, is on a more liberal side wishing less military buildup, and more isolation of Brazil. This Split officially forms the Social Liberal Party of Brazil. The Election campaigning continues in earnest. The Nations military is expanded to about 700,000 individuals as all branches particularly the Marines show a notable increase in troop strength. The Marines in particular go from 30,000 to about 120,000 with plans to increase them to 200,000 in the next decade. The Brazilian marines are given new equipment particularly modified light tanks and machine guns for their divisions. The Brazilian air force now numbers about 250 planes in grand total with over half being F-109's and others being long range bombers, cargo planes, and scout aircraft. Brazil celebrates as its first domestically built Battleship the Rio Grande Do Sul is completed and commissioned following a few months of sea trials. The Carrier Dom Pedro II continues construction. The Rio Grande Do Sul is given her own battle group with five destroyers, three frigates, two cruisers and in a surprise development two of Brazil's first submarines. This is done to facilitate a combined naval coverage doctrine and is the first real development of Brazil's submarine program which has been lacking previously. The Army also begins heavy research into a heavy tank scrapping previous designs for being too clunky and lacking in fire power. The First round of designs will be done in 1940. The Brazilian army also released its first half tracks and light recon vehicles. Brazil officially signs a treaty establishing a base in Venezuela on lease from the government in Amuay. This coincidentally is near one of Brazil's biggest investments in the Venezuelan oil industry. One cruiser and three destroyers as well as about 1500 marines are deployed to Port Amuay. Vargas marks this to his peers as the first step in an international Brazil. The Brazilian government continues to build up its roadways into a highway system out of the coast.
    • Venezuela: Venezuela now also begins to campaign for its own elections with conservatives versing liberals. The reports put the conservatives in the winning faction. The Venezuelan oil fields continue development under Brazilian and Venezuelan state and private investment. The Amuay Refinery is upgraded and built up to produce even more oil. The Venezuelan interim government agrees to a Base in Amuay on the condition its leased and that it can be returned if the government ever decides to not renew the lease. The Military remains at 80,000 with only minor acquisitions in equipment particularly rifles and machine guns. The nation itself shows a greater leaning towards Brazil as the trade brought in reinvigorates the economy after years of collapse and stagnation from the great depression. A few defensive outposts are put on the colombian border for good measure. 
  • New Zealand: Prime Minister Bill Parry is re-elected in the 1938 General Election. We condemn the Yugoslavian Invasion of Albania, and place economic sanctions on Yugoslavia, and urge other nations to place sanctions, too. Military is improved with many tanks, aircrafts and warships being built. We offer trade to Poland and France. Urbanization continues in North Island, and on coasts of South Island. [Eco/Inf turn].
  • Mods, please do something.
  • Do what?
  • Australia: We request that the UK send a naval force to aid us in the event of war with Japan. We begin building up the armed forces, and request to deploy 100,000 troops in Papua New Guinea. We begin building tanks, aircraft and submarines for the navy. We send a message to Japan, warning them against any aggression that can be seen as a threat to Australia. We continue to secretly fund rebels against Japan.
    • Greater East Asia Co Prospertiy Sphere Diplomacy: Such hostility.
  • British Raj: India continues to improve its economy and build up its military. The Indian population continues to grow slowly, as a few new farms are built most on rivers. New parts of roads are build and every a few houses are built in largest cities in India. Tensions between Hindus and Muslims rise in India. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in India. However, massive production of military progress is highly! The British Indian Army continues drilling infantry troops to highly military ranks and currently reaches about 650,000 military troops. The British Raj buys some more tanks from United Kingdom. Meanwhile, Ravi Phunkar completes the book The Sweetest Folk: Moderation and Industrialization of the World and releases it. In cultural news that USA begins producing comics 6 months ago, a comic book publisher is founded and published Superman of India #1, featuring the hero Rajaman.
  • That kind of pop culture isn't happening in British Raj.
  • Belgium: Belgian Forces stand about 75,500. Economy and military improves. The industry is farming. Some roads and parts are built up in case of travel. We officially declare war on Yugoslavia and send 15 ships to attack them.
  • German Reich: Following the developments of negotiations with France and the return of the Saarland and permission to remilitarize the Rhineland the German population is ecstatic. The regime receives massive support from the German population, as the Wermacht moves into the Rhineland they are greeted by massive support from the locals. The Saarland is re-annexed to the Rhineland province. Conscription continues and the reserves start to swell up. German Industry kicks into overdrive as remilitarized production is completed and war production is started in preparation for what seems like a massive war on the horizon in Eastern Europe. Large scale production of the first fighter of the new official German Air Force is developed known as the Messerschmitt  BF 109 newer models start being developed as well, with full scale production to begin within a few months.  Production of the Panzer II and III begins as the Panzer I proved to have several short comings while development of a heavier tank the panzer IV begins. Bombers are slowly brought into production. Armored vehicles are also put forward on the production line. Development of new military tactics begin based on previous experiences and new technology, a general idea on blitzkrieg is developed but ultimately the German high command fight over if the tactic will bring out direct victory in future conflicts due to its dependence on a quick war. Scientific research continues under the funding of the government. Education continues to be reformed by the government. Compulsory physical education is instituted for all youths, along with the opening of free sports clubs. As the Military rapidly expands and industry is experiencing a massive revival due to increasing demands the German economy starts picking up and the Reichsmark grows in value. To further stabilize the growing economy and market value, the mark is pegged to the value of gold on the market but backed by industrial and agricultural assets. To improve Germany's still very present debt issues Germany approaches the U.S.A. and Switzerland to negotiate an aid program to help get out of debt, and offers to pay back all aid giving within 15 years at a 4% interest rate. To curtail the growing threat posed by Communism in Austria, weapons are sent to the anti-Communist opposition including the remnants of the Nazi party, and Freikorps members are sent into Austria to help raise militancy against the Communist dictatorship that rules over it. Pan-German sentiments start to pick up as many Germans want to see their Austrian brothers united within the same state and free from eastern pollution. German scientists begin to develop an early concept of applying jet tech to possible prototype planes (OTL the Germans did start experimenting with this tech at this time.) German forces continue to defend the Czech state, and an invasion of Austrian proper is launched from Bavaria. (ALGO PLEASE). Larger conscription is put into place as the reserves are put into active duty to defend the east and to further the cause of war in Austria. As German troops near Vienna after a bloody year of fighting Germany once more offers to accept Vienna's surrender under the terms Berlin offered them in 1938, Germany agrees to the Dutch amendments to the treaty of Krakow and would be willing to accept those terms. The MP38 enters widespread distribution in the armed forces. To further the tactics of rapid advance German forces adopt a policy of mobile firepower to improve the speed that troops advance.
    • Polish Dip: We ask Germany to look at our second proposal, which includes our terms plus you controlling Austria.  
  • Yugoslavia: We continue build up our military and navy. Farming is our biggest industry. We continue to improve the infrastructure of the nation. Roads and railway are continuing to be built around the nation. Factories continue to build weapons and battleships for the navy and military. We start to build up our cities into metropolis. Birth rates are continuing to increase. With all that is happeing, we aks all nations that are angry at us for 50 years NAP. Milan Strojadinovis cut back on military spending and put the funds that would go into the military into education and healthcare.
    • Dutch Dip: Have a look at the Treaty of Krakow, new terms have been proposed.
    • Yugoslavian Dip: We Agree to the treaty and tell the duct it was all Austria's fault for bribing them with tanks.
    • Polish Dip: We made changes to the treaty, which we want to become the final draft.
  • Greece: We propose a military alliance with us and Bulgaria to Albania. Next, we downsize the army by sending 200,000 conscripts home, as their service is up. However, they are allowed to keep rifles in case of an invasion, so they may still be used for defense. The regular military is now just 450,000 men. Meanwhile, a project begins to expand agriculture in the nation and farming is invested in. Construction of ships and planes is put on halt for now, leaving 98 aircraft and 41 ships. Some buildings in some cities are rebuilt with newer designs.
    • Yugoslavian Dip: We ask for an alliance with you.
  • Switzerland officially declares was on Yugoslavia. The country now needs to figure out how they will send military support.
  • That war is over.
  • Netherlands: We improve military and economy. We offer trade agreements to Belgium, UK, Germany and France. The standing military has 60,000 troops. The current queen is Wilhelmina. She is 55 years old. Henri Winkelman is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. A new political party is started, called NNF (Nederlands Nationaal Front (Dutch National Front)). It is right-winged. NNF gains even more support now. The NSB (Fascists) has declined to the point that it practically doesn't exist, while the CPN (Communists) grows a little. The NNF wins the elctions, and Mitchell Roelofsen becomes the new Prime-Minister of the Netherlands. The NNF supports alliances with the surrounding powers (Germany, France and UK), and thus alliances are offered to Germany, France and the UK.
    • Dutch Guiana: We improve military and economy. 
    • Netherlands Antilles: We improve military and economy.
    • Dutch East Indies: We improve military and economy. We offer the Japanese to buy oil from us.
  • Saudi Arabia: The Newly birthed Kingdom continues to develop its military and economy. The Saudi King begins to a program to re-purpose the little fertile land in the nation to increase domestic food production. Industry is also developed, though at a slower rateWith The Yemeni government rejecting our offer for peace, an army of 12,000 men, led by Crown Prince Saud, is deployed to defend the disputed territory from Yemeni Attackers. He is currently under strict orders to not attack the Yemeni yet. Ibn Saud seeks to modernize the Saudi Armed forces, which currently stands at about 40,000 men. We ask to purchase arms from any nations willing to sell arms. The Saudi Royal Navy and Saudi Royal Air Force are also expanded, with new planes and ships slated for construction based on old Ottoman designs. Shipyards and naval bases are also expanded to account for the planned naval expansion. The navy stands at 200 men and six ships, while the air force stands at 150 men and 40 aircraft. Seeing as the British are downsizing their navies, we request to purchase some old or outdated ships. All of the military expansion programs led the nation into debt. As such, a three-part plan is put into effect. The first part increases the tax that must be paid when Muslims make the pilgrimage to the holy cities. The second is to cut spending on public works. The third is to increase the search for oil. With the third year of the three-part plan, the nation sees the deficit drop slightly. We decrease the number of Men in Saudi Controlled Greater Yemen and again seek to repair relations with Yemen. (MOD RESPONSE PLS) The nation celebrates as OIL is discovered in the Nation. We offer trade deals to any nations willing to help us extract the Oil, preference going to major powers Such as the US and Germany.
  • Uhh, sure, granted and stuff. 
  • Hungary: Hungary develops the economy and infrastructure. The military currently consists of 400,000 men, as conscription ends. The majority of Hungary's troops are located on the border with Romania. We would like Romania to return Northern Romania, as the majority of citizens are Hungarian. (MOD RESPONSE) (Economy and infrastructure turn)
  • Peru: We build infrastructure in our capital. We produce 500 tons of small arms. We also increase fortifications on our northern border with Colombia.
  • GEACOP
    • Japan: military and economy are improved. Anti-Australian sentiment grows after they threaten Japan, but no interest is taken to their land. However, the wish to remove Europena influence in Asia, plus the want of Timor and Macau, causes Japan to declare war on the Portuguese empire.
    • Imperial China: Declares war. military and infrastructure are improved.
    • Menjiang: Military and infrastructure are improved.
    • Korea: Declares that they will send military aid. Military and infrastructure improve.
    • West Papua: Declares war. Military and Infrastructure are improved.
      • Guatemala requests a trade deal and hopes to buy warplanes.
  • In the United States, Amelia Earhart returns to California after circumnavigating the world. She is hailed as a hero and celebrated everywhere. Batman appears in Detective Comics #27. John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath is published. The 1939 World's Fair opens in New York. Lou Gehrig leaves MLB after setting a record for most consecutive games played. Other economic things happen and the oil thing in Colombia continues.
  • United Kingdom: The sun never sets on the British Empire! Edward VII remains king of Britain. As the United Kingdom recovers from its wheat harvest failure, the Communist sentiment in Britain begins to swell among the general populace. Communist sentiment in Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland grows. The Communist Party, which saw a 4% share of the vote in the General Election of 1935, becomes popular in the British colonies as well. Such growth of the party concerns Parliament greatly. The York Riots continue well into the year, with the British Army being called in to suppress the riots in March. They open fire on a number of protestors, martyring the protestors for the Communist cause. Such an action only causes the Communist party to rise. An estimated 14% of all people harbor Communist opinions to some degree or another. There are roughly 400,000 people in the British Army. The powerful British Navy also sees budget cuts; it owns 208 ships as of the end of this year. While this is still a massive navy, it is a drain on resources and money for the United Kingdom. The trading partnership with the Netherlands is accepted.
  • Republic of Colombia: The first shipment of American trucks arrive, while oil scouting continues. Construction of logistical facilities and living spaces for workers and engineers continues, while more heavy machinery arrives. The sudden job boom creates a large upswing in the Colombian economy, leading to high approval ratings for the president. Meanwhile, Boeing in the US is contacted about the designs to their Model 299 experimental bombers.
  • Guatemalan Federation works on modernization and general advancement, especially industrialization. Domestic arms production provides the impetus for the expansion of the industrial sector to other areas, improving the overall economy. The military expands to around 100,000, galvanized by the threat posed by still-hostile Honduras. Efforts to foment unrest there continue, with leftist parties and groups being funded and armed to undermine the corrupt government. Popular anger there grows, and a nascent insurgency begins to form. Some 40 Guatemalan commandos enter the country to provide expertise. The now popularly elected government continues to encourage ties with friendly (i.e. not Honduras) nations in the region. Guatemala requests to buy arms from anyone willing to sell.
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union under Marshall Tukhachevsky works hard to industrialize and improve both the nation and the military as a whole. Industry across the nation is encouraged regardless of whether it is by free or forced labor. The central planning committee and the military agree to construct some factories and munitions plants behind the Urals and Caucasus mountains in the event of possible invasion, and a few small ones are built up in the far east as well. The military, especially the officer corps, begins to study the theory of deep operations and learn how to apply it in most military scenarios. Other branches of the military like the aerial forces and the navy are also built up a bit, but more slowly. The navy in particular is the least built up, although all three main fleets see a slight increase in spending. The war breaking out in Europe forces the military to consider the possibility of war, and the actions of the Turks are not helping inspire Soviet confidence on a one front war. The military increases the number of soldiers under its total command from 800,000 to a full million in the preparation of such a war. The deployment of the forces is classified, although it is estimated that there are 500,000 in Eastern Europe, 250,000 in the Caucasus, 200,000 in Central Asia and 50,000 in the Far East. Basic border fortifications are established in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. In domestic affairs, Marshall Tukhachevsky proceeds with the plan that was started under Stalin and uses ethnologists and statisticians to determine and evaluate all of the ethnic groups in the Soviet Union. Major groups are delineated into separate Soviet Republics. By the end of the year, the Soviet Union is transformed from four soviet republics into a little more than two dozen. Defense networks along the Polish border are constructed, as the Soviet government does not trust the actions of the Polish and fears that the Soviet Union might be next on some list of targets.
    • Mongolia: Not much happens here right now. Some training of troops and limited industrialization occurs, but the country is still mostly agricultural or pastoral. Persecution continues to decline a bit as authorities see the monks as less of a problem at present. 
    • Tuva: Not much happens here right now. Some training of troops and limited industrialization occurs, but the country is still mostly agricultural or pastoral. Persecution continues to decline a bit as authorities see the monks as less of a problem at present. 
    • East Turkestan People's Republic: Not much changes here, although a provisional armed forces are established to patrol over the entire country and the provisional government sets up shop in Urumqi. The provisional government begins, with Soviet assistance, to ensure that the benefits of Communism are apparent and available to everyone. 
  • South Africa: The training of the new South African army comes to an end, and postings are handed out to the new brigade commanders, with one of the new brigades stationed in South-West Africa. The rest of the Verwoester Md.I fleet is delievered to the military, and the armored division of the military outfitted with the new vehicle. Two additional orders for 250 Verwoester Md.I's is placed by the government, to outfit another two armored divisions. Plans on a heavier tank are still underway following a successful testing of the planned heavy tank chassis under development. As for the navy, as the new naval facilities begin to open and construction docks fully staffed, an additional five ships are added to the navy of South Africa. The airplace factory under construction year years ago finally clears numerous government contracts and investor plans, and begin work on producing the Aasvoël I fighter plane, designed to compete with the new European fighter craft. The education of black Africans begins to reach its upper limit imposed by the government at the beheast of several wealthy Afrikaner families and companies. The ANC moves to gain the government's support for additional black Africans to be educated at the government's expense, promising to take the heat for any issues that may arise if things turn sour with the white community. As a show of good will, members of the ANC meet with some of the most powerful white leaders in South Africa to negotiate on the topic of black education, and reach an agreement permitting 250,000 Africans to be educated to Western standards, but payment for the education must come from the ANC's members. The deal is accepted, and makes headlines throughout the country.
    • South-West Africa: The new naval facility in Walvis Bay opens, and with the influx of workers come businesses to help in providing for their needs and wants in the area. With additional money entering into the territory, the capital of Windhoek receives government funds helping to expand the bureacracy. Businesses therefore spring up in the capital as government workers move into South-West Africa. Economic expansion also grows thanks to the new mines and factories helping to promote trade with South Africa proper.
  • Austria: The General Assembly convenes for the fourth time and voting for surrender makes it out on top, we agree to the German terms in the earlier part of 1939 and also have proposed our own version of the treaty in the Treaty of Krakow.

1939.5

71 people die in bushfires across Australia.

Y'all need Moses.

An earthquake in Chile kills an estimated 30,000 people.

Must've been a shaky time for them.

A five year old girl in Peru becomes the youngest person to give birth in recorded medical history.

That is just wrong.

BUT it is actually a true event. It's wrong, but it's true

  • Turkey: Mustafa Fevzi Çakmak became the Second President of Turkey. Known to be a keen supporter of Kemalism and Socialism; he implemented laws in order to bring forth sweeping political, social, cultural and religious reforms which would separate Turkey from Ottoman tradition and embrace Westernized way of living. However, Mustafa surely did not believe that a Westernized Turkey was bound to reach success for economic reforms too had to be implemented. This involved the construction of a cotton print factory and a Turkish aircraft factory at Istanbul as well as many factories through the nation. Many state-owned factories for agriculture and textile industries too were handed over to private owners and Mustafa initiated the start of model farms which were setup in large number throughout the state, and in turn privatized whilst the state itself invested its budget on construction of a railroad system to link the entire state of Turkey. The Central Bank of Turkey was established primarily to look over the exchange rate, however; government funds and Turkish reserves. However, the government was particular in nationalizing all Turkey tobacco farms in order to set about a complete monopoly over its export. Generally, Mustafa promoted literacy and education in Turkey, and had in total; invested 5% of the GDP for education. Moreover, being a Turkish Nationalist; he encouraged education in Turkish and was supportive of the spread of Turkish culture. But all the while, he made sure to keep maintain law and order in Turkey by initiating the establish of the Federal Espionage and Security Force [FESF] which basically acted as an authoritarian force to look over crime. The FESF was also kept as a secretive group to exist for counter-intelligence missions. The Turkish military itself stood at 250,000 men, and by now; it was equipped by modern German rifles. Turkey also served to export the large number of minerals, being abundant in chromite, boron, iron ore, copper. Meanwhile, fortifications and trenches are dug in Eastern Anatolia near the border with the USSR due to the territorial claims that Armenia SFSR held over Turkey. The Zafer Project continues, aiming at establishing a major defence system to defend Turkey; concentrating on building defenses by the Caucausus Mountains and coastline bordering the Black sea. As many as 20,000 marines are recruited into the navy in order to conduct espionage missions at the Aegean Sea and the naval forces were expanded to include 12 Destroyers, 16 frigates, two cruisers and 28 gunboats and ten torpedo boats. The naval headquarter was at the same time, established at the Golden Horn and mass funding was given to strengthening the navy. The construction of the port is termed a great success and investors are attracted from all over the world to invest in the Erdimir Port. The population is met with a sharp and steady increase, reaching 17.1 million due to the success of Kemals agricultural and industrial reforms. [Mil/Eco Turn]. With the sudden death of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, a brief power struggle ensued between Chief of General Staff Mustafa Fevzi Çakmak and Prime Minister Mustafa İsmet İnönü. This attempt to seize control was indeed be quick as COGS Mustafa Fevzi soon had announced Martial Law and the FESF secured control of the nation. Mustafa Fevzi declared himself the 2nd President of Turkey and announced complete dictatorial rule by completely replacing the government with his supporters and dissolving the parliament. The new president gave himself extreme powers and declared the start of a One Party Period under the Socialist Turk Nation Party (SYNP).
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved, and some new roadways are built. More Buddhist temples are also built.
  • Poland: We completely end the rebellion in Lublin. All of the rebels are tried, and all who are found guilty are hanged. Poplawski uses propaganda to say that he has killed the enemies of Poland and the people love him. Patriotism is at a high, and volunteers in the army are becoming more and more common. We station the majority of our troops now in Vilno, with a lot also in Lwow, in preparation from a war with the Soviets. We ask the nations of the Austro-Czechoslovakian War to sign our Second Proposal of a Treaty of Krakow. We build up our military and finish plans for our new tanks. We also build up our economy, and hope to buy some tanks and planes from other countries. We are increasingly scared of the Soviet Union.
    • French Dip: We suggests to the Polish to back forces back away from the Soviet-Polish border and give a wide berth to ease tension between the two.
    • Poland: We can not do this right now. First of all, this would be concerning to our safety. Second of all, we do not feel safe until our proposal to the Krakow peace negotiation has been met. Also, our government and people completely in favor of military buildup for protection.
  • República de Chile: President Saras continues his new infrastructure programs, unveiling the new Pan Chilean Railway, a new rail system that will span the entire length of Chile, its estimated that thousands of long term jobs will be added to the economy with this bold proposal helping with the stagnant economy of the past decade. Chile opens its borders to any brilliant minds fleeing any persecution in Europe. The government otherwise remains neutral to Europe. Chile accepts the Argentine offer of trade and military alliances. Chile puts the newly purchased EE-T1 medium tanks immediately to use. Chile plans on purchasing ten new tanks. Saras also oversees the expansion of naval ports on the Chilean coasts. Valparaíso, Chile, becomes a hot spot for cultural movers and shakers, with a new music and cinema industry taking shape. As Per the Military Revitalization Act, two new frigate class ships to be constructed over the course of the decade. The first, the ADC Almirante Blanco, begins in earnest this year, with another slated for construction in fall of next year the ADC Revolucion. Chile establishes a new embassy in Bolivia in hopes of influencing and strengthening ties between the two nations (influence Turn Two of Six). Two new weapons factories open near Santiago with speciality in rifles and heavy artillery. The Pan Chilean Railways begins to take shape as construction on the El Capital line from Santiago to Valparaiso. Buses also become a common means of low cost transportation in the cities. Congress passes the Debt Reclamation Act of 1938, a series of programs similar to the American New Deal in hopes of jump starting Chile's economy in the midst of the depression. Several economists state that within the early part of the next decade, Chile should experience a healthy recovery and should be depression free by the later part.
  • Sweden: Begins new drill programs for the army, to help survive war zones. Meanwhile, we ask for a trade agreement with France and the United Kingdom as well a military alliance in case of war with the Communist threat. we also focus more on our economic status by producing more iron ore.
    • French Dip: We accept your trade offer.
  • France: France continues to renovate and improve its industry after seeing the Germany's new economic machine, and begin to try to compete with the Germans. France continues to build up its military due to the growing Communist threat in Eastern Europe. In the hopes to help prepare in case of another European war, the newest French Medium Battle Tank begins production with the first wave of the design have been rolled out, the Char B1 Tank. We also continue to build up our armored division we our newer tank designs now rolling out. French Armor Units: Renault R35, FCM 36, Char D1, Char D2, Char B1, Char 2C, AMC 34, AMC 35, and the SOMUA S35. The current French Army division stands at roughly 1,650,000 men due to the increased fear in Eastern Europe and more are being trained in case an outbreak of war occurs, with roughly 1,050,000 able-bodied men in reserve. We continue to build up and improve our naval forces. Small steps are made in the way of French aviation technology. We try to improve our economy with a few government programs to help aid its recovery. The freeing up of colonial holdings and giving them more power has allowed France to free up some excess funds to help maintain its current military, upgrade it, help recover the economy, and its infrastructure. With the recent victory in 1936 of the Right and Centre parties over the Popular Front due to the recovering economy and increased and focus on the French military programs, and generally improving the French home front; Albert Lebrun remains president. We continue to maintain relations with our allies and trade partners. With the Spanish victory over the rebel forces we begin to pull troops out of Spain. With the defeat of the Austrian invasion and being able to test out troops and armor to a complete success, we begin to pull troops slowly out of the region. We attend the Treaty of Krakow. However, we continue to place sanctions on the Yugoslavians for their invasion of Albania, we also send supplies to the Albanians. We sell Turkey the 100 Char B1 tanks in trade for money. (Military turn)
  • Greece: The Greek army lowers the number of troops at the Metaxas line to 50,000 for now. The Royal Hellenic Armed Forces stand at 450,000 active troops and 200,000 inactive reserves. Renovations on infrastructure continue, and military production is downsized by nearly 45% for now. Metaxas publishes propaganda to encourage Greeks to have more children in order to raise the population, which is around 7,029,000. At the same time, agriculture is being improved. We tell Yugoslavia that we will not accept a military alliance but a non-aggression pact that calls for no fighting between us for the next ten years. We will work to improve our relations in that time.
  • Ethiopia: The Ethiopian army continues to develop as we purchase older models of the current weapons of warfare. Ethiopian initiatives to support education have been successful in building three universities in Ethiopia as many professors are flocking for jobs. The infrastructure has steadily improved with our new railway systems and factories. Although, it may not as advanced our king believes it is good enough for Europeans to develop.
    • French Dip: We request 50 Char B1 tanks for money and an alliance. We also require help in our industrialization so we request French advisers and a usable port in Djibouti in return for exclusive economic rights in Ethiopia and annual payments of 100,000 Ethiopian birr for ten years.
    • Ethiopian - Turkish Diplomacy:' We request an alliance with Turkey for our mutual benefits.
    • Turkish - Ethiopian Diplomacy: The Ethiopian request for an alliance is declined merely because there is no reason for Turkey to sign an alliance for the two nations have rarely ever had close relations. The Turkish government, however, is willing to expand upon trade with Ethiopia. 
    • Ethiopia: We have a plan that will benfit both of us. Will be discussed in private channels.
  • Canada: The Dominion watches the current situation with rising Communist sympathies in the United Kingdom with concern, but we still stand by our current alliances and diplomatic arrangements. Progress continues on the "Provincial" Class (OTL modified "Tribal" Class) destroyers and the "Flower" Class corvettes, as well as as preliminary fighter design called the "Marten", based off the British "Spitfire," but adapted for Canadian climate conditions. Further spending on Infrastructure and improvements to industry and business continue. The "Interprovincial Highway Act" is proposed in the House of Commons by Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King, and is passed by the Liberal majority. Funds are to be provided to the provinces to expand and improve certain highways to create an unbroken chain from Halifax to Vancouver.
  • Netherlands: We improve military and economy. The standing military has 60,000 troops. Over the last years, the views of Mitchell Roelofsen and Wilhelmina have differed majorly. A woman, named Anna  van Gelder, claims to be the daughter of Queen Wilhelmina. Wilhelmina denies everything, but Anna provides serious evidence backing up her claim. Mitchell Roelofsen and the Republiekeinse Partij(a renamed NNF) take their chance and publicly support Anna. 
    • Dutch Guiana: We improve military and economy. We offer trade to Brazil.
    • Netherlands Antilles: We improve military and economy.
    • Dutch East Indies: We improve military and economy.
    • German Dip: Germany agrees to the alliance.
  • British Raj: India continues to improve its economy and build up its military. The Indian population continues to grow slowly, as a few new farms are built most on rivers. New parts of roads are build and every a few houses are built in largest cities in India. Tensions between Hindus and Muslims rise in India. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in India. However, massive production of military progress is highly! The British Indian Army continues drilling infantry troops to highly military ranks and currently reaches about 670,000 military troops. The British Raj buys some more tanks from United Kingdom. Finally, the Indian Government grants women in all over British Raj to full voting rights, as women can vote in elections.
  • Australia: Condemns Japanese aggression, and begins building fortifications along the entire Northern Coast, along with airfields, rail links, and bunkers. The military begins a series of training exercise so that we can deal with an invasion. We increase the standing army to 200,000 men, and begin building our own version of the Spitfire, aircraft used by Britain. We welcome any refugees from East Timor
  • 200,000 is too much, considering you only have a population of seven million.
  • No, I did some research. Australia has an army of about 300,000, at its peak, 420,000.
  • That was during WWII, and it was not the standing army. At best you'd get 80-90,000. You can get more when you get an actual war.
  • Mandatory Palestine: with large immigration of European Jews to the Holy Land, the government decides to increase the nation's infrastructure and economy to support the growing population. Efforts are also made to reduce tensions between the different ethnic groups after the Arab revolt. We ask the United Kingdom to allow us to build a small nation army to stabilise the region and to elimate any remaining Arab rebels. (economic/infrastructure turn)
    • Transjordan: Economy and infrastructure are improved. Archaeological expeditions are given the Emir's blessing allowing for many British expeditions to take place in the region.
  • Belgium: The war is actually over for Yugoslavia and Albania, now it looks like Government admits Belgian military base will be set up. With troops about 80,000 and growing up.
  • Yugoslavia: We continue build up our military and navy. Farming is our biggest industry. We continue to improve the infrastructure of the nation. Roads and railway are continuing to be built around the nation. Factories continue to build weapons and battleships for the navy and military. We start to build up our cities into metropolis. Birth rates are continuing to increase. Milan Strojadinovis cuts back on military spending continues and puts the funds that would go into the military into education and healthcare.
  • Guatemala continues to improve regional ties and cement its influence following unification with El Salvador. Ties with Honduras worsen, as many Guatemalans suspect Honduras of having been behind the General Secretary's assassination three years before. The Guatemalan-backed Honduran People's Front begins operations this year, attacking soldiers and police stations while encouraging peasants to rise up and stop working. As a result, productivity and tax revenue in northern Honduras plummet by half, damaging the government of that country. Production of artillery and small arms in Guatemala continues, and efforts to produce the Ishak fighter domestically begin. A prototype blows up in midair, but an initial test run of five fighters works well. Mass production will begin next year. A major military base, with heavy artillery and an airfield, is built on Meanguera Island in the Gulf of Fonseca, which will enable Guatemala to block access to Honduras' Pacific coast. The economy improves, with diversification beginning to have an effect and Guatemala's economy shifting from a commodities to a manufacturing economy. Coffee farming efforts continue, and begin to replace bananas as a main crop. Rumours of oil deposits reach the government's ears in the Atzam region, and the government looks for foreign help to explore these. Guatemala asks for a trade deal with Japan and Chile.
  • Switzerland continues improving infrastructure, assisting with the oil projects in Saudi Arabia and improving on sports in the nation. Many soldiers are demobilized and the standing army is reduced to 310,000 soldiers.
  • Iran: Asks the Soviet and the Japanese for a trade treaty. Effort to modenize the nation infrastructure and Westernize the population show some success in our large cities but meet resistence in the countryside. The Imam must now receive the State approval to preach, leading to pro-government imams in Theran and other main cities. We offer Ethiopia a trade treaty. Oil production increase.
    • Ethiopia agrees with your treaty.
  • New Zealand: We do not react to the Australian letter to Japan/Great Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, as we do not want this to escalate to a war. Discrimination against Māori's continue, however, Prime Minister Bill Parry signs the Māori Civil Right bill, granting more civil rights to Māori people (Voting rights and all rights that White people have), the Afro-Zealander Civil Right bill will be signed in circa one or two years. Urbanization continues in North Island, and on the south tip, and coasts of South Island. [Mil/Inf turn]. (QC still having the troubles).
  • Peru: We train 25,000 troops to raise our standing army to 100,000. We build more factories to give more jobs and production. We also reinforce the forts up at the northern border near Colombia.
  • German Reich: Following the developments of negotiations with France and the return of the Saarland and permission to remilitarize the Rhineland the German population is ecstatic. The regime receives massive support from the German population, as the Wermacht moves into the Rhineland they are greeted by massive support from the locals. The Saarland is re-annexed to the Rhineland province. Conscription continues and the reserves start to swell up. German Industry kicks into overdrive as remilitarized production is completed and war production is started in preparation for what seems like a massive war on the horizon in Eastern Europe. Large scale production of the first fighter of the new official German Air Force is developed known as the Messerschmitt  BF 109 newer models start being developed as well, with full scale production to begin within a few months.  Production of the Panzer II and III begins as the Panzer I proved to have several short comings while development of a heavier tank the Panzer IV begins. Bombers are slowly brought into production. Armored vehicles are also put forward on the production line. Development of new military tactics begin based on previous experiences and new technology, a general idea on blitzkrieg is developed but ultimately the German high command fight over if the tactic will bring out direct victory in future conflicts due to its dependence on a quick war. Scientific research continues under the funding of the government. Education continues to be reformed by the government. Compulsory physical education is instituted for all youths, along with the opening of free sports clubs. As the Military rapidly expands and industry is experiencing a massive revival due to increasing demands the German economy starts picking up and the Reichsmark grows in value. To further stabilize the growing economy and market value, the mark is pegged to the value of gold on the market but backed by industrial and agricultural assets. To improve Germany's still very present debt issues Germany approaches the U.S.A. and Switzerland to negotiate an aid program to help get out of debt, and offers to pay back all aid giving within 15 years at a 4% interest rate. To curtail the growing threat posed by Communism in Austria, weapons are sent to the anti-Communist opposition including the remnants of the Nazi party, and Freikorps members are sent into Austria to help raise militancy against the Communist dictatorship that rules over it. Pan-German sentiments start to pick up as many Germans want to see their Austrian brothers united within the same state and free from eastern pollution. German scientists begin to develop an early concept of applying jet tech to possible prototype planes (OTL the Germans did start experimenting with this tech at this time.) The MP38 enters widespread distribution in the armed forces. To further the tactics of rapid advance German forces adopt a policy of mobile firepower to improve the speed that troops advance. With the surrender of Austria to the German Reich cheering occurs throughout Berlin while most of Austria is occupied plans are put forward to bring about a union between the Reich and Austria which Vienna maintaining its autonomy but becoming a member state of the Reich. Austria is offered these terms with them maintaining complete control over their economy and armed forces during peace time but being subject to German foreign policy and the union of the two economies.  Research into Nuclear theory begins in secret as the military sees some virtue in supporting such a project though funds remain low due to other priorities.
  • Second Spainish Republic: After a long awaited, scheduled election, Niceto Alcalá-Zamora comes to power after a close vote. After Niceto talked with the mining corporations, the talks went extremely bad, and the value of the companies continues to drop. To add insult to injury, miners start to strike for higher wages and more healthcare benefits. He says in his inaugural speech "La industria minera en ruinas, sólo un liderazgo fuerte puede traer renovar el gran poder que tenía." which translates to "The Mining industry in in ruins, only strong leadership can bring renew the great power it had." "Niceto also states in his inguaral speech. España tiene el potencial para convertirse en una gran potencia en Europa, con el liderazgo correcto, economía y equilibrio militar." which translates to "Spain has the potential to become a great power in Europe, with the right leadership, economy and military balance." Investments in the mining industry made by France and the USSR start to turn around the economy for the Republic of Spain. Rebuilding efforts continue in Gallicia, to restore the area to the way it was before the nationalist rebellion. Meanwhile, seeing Portugal as a threat and supplier of the Nationalist rebels, have confirmed his retreat and Portuguese support. Tensions start to escalate over accusations between the two nations, and secretly an invasion is planned for sometime next year. [Mil/Econ Turn]
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union under Marshall Tukhachevsky works hard to industrialize and improve both the nation and the military as a whole. Industry across the nation is encouraged regardless of whether it is by free or forced labor. The central planning committee and the military agree to construct some factories and munitions plants behind the Urals and Caucasus mountains in the event of possible invasion, and a few small ones are built up in the far east as well. The military, especially the officer corps, begins to study the theory of deep operations and learn how to apply it in most military scenarios. Other branches of the military like the aerial forces and the navy are also built up a bit, but more slowly. The navy in particular is the least built up, although all three main fleets see a slight increase in spending. The war breaking out in Europe forces the military to consider the possibility of war, and the actions of the Turks are not helping inspire Soviet confidence on a one front war. The military increases the number of soldiers under its total command from 800,000 to a full million in the preparation of such a war. The deployment of the forces is classified, although it is estimated that there are 500,000 in Eastern Europe, 250,000 in the Caucasus, 200,000 in Central Asia and 50,000 in the Far East. Basic border fortifications are established in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. The Soviet Navy gets a significant increase in funding this year, as the Soviet government aims to broadly increase the fighting capabilities of its Pacific, Black and Baltic fleets. Tank designs are also a major area of concern, as the military tactic of deep operations demands an industrialized and modern military. Defense networks along the Polish border are constructed, as the Soviet government does not trust the actions of the Polish and fears that the Soviet Union might be next on some list of targets. The Soviet Union accepts the trade agreement of Iran.
    • Mongolia: Not much happens here right now. Some training of troops and limited industrialization occurs, but the country is still mostly agricultural or pastoral. Persecution continues to decline a bit as authorities see the monks as less of a problem at present. 
    • Tuva: Not much happens here right now. Some training of troops and limited industrialization occurs, but the country is still mostly agricultural or pastoral. Persecution continues to decline a bit as authorities see the monks as less of a problem at present. 
    • East Turkestan People's Republic: Not much changes here, although a provisional armed forces are established to patrol over the entire country and the provisional government sets up shop in Urumqi. The provisional government begins, with Soviet assistance, to ensure that the benefits of Communism are apparent and available to everyone. Starting in the middle of the year, most Chinese families are advised to leave East Turkestan over the next 24 hours and return to Chinese soil. Those that fail to heed the warning and leave are soon executed or sent to Gulags by Russian and Uyghur soldiers. 
  • Republic of Colombia: Oil wells continue to be constructed in the Rubiales, with most of them expected to be finished by mid to late 1941. More American engineers arrive, and over 8000 Colombians are employed building up the oil fields. Standards of living improve throughout the country as a result of the influx of money due to American companies investing in Colombia. Coffee exports remain high, especially to America where the Rubiales agreement has exposed more people to Colombian culture and items. Meanwhile, Boeing agrees to a demonstration of their Model 299 bomber, which had been rejected by the USAAF due to a crash during the test flight. Colombia’s first major airport begins construction in Bogota, the capital. Another military airbase is nearly finished nearby.
  • Brazil: The Nation of Brazil gears up for its first electionf of the new Federation of Brazil. Nereu Ramos vs Carlos Luz is the current matchup with no vice presidential candidates picked for each. Vargas himself, however, takes his most trusted general and puts him in charge of 15,000 Army troops who are used to keep the peace and in general keep tabs on the elections to prevent a coup from ruining all of Vargas's hard work. There is some public backlash to this but as Vargas essentially regulates them to a police duty rather than actively pushing people or scaring people to one side or the other. Currently both of the major candidates are both from the nations Social Democracy party but with that being the majority party currently in power holding nearly 93% of all government position the part is officially split in the coming election between the Ramos policy of continued modernization and integration of the continent and asserting Brazil as an international power. Carlos Luz, however, is on a more liberal side wishing less military buildup, and more isolation of Brazil. This split officially forms the Social Liberal Party of Brazil. The Election campaigning continues in earnest. The nation's military is expanded to about 700,000 individuals as all branches particularly the Marines show a notable increase in troop strength. The Marines in particular go from 30,000 to about 120,000 with plans to increase them to 200,000 in the next decade. The Brazilian marines are given new equipment particularly modified light tanks and machine guns for their divisions. The Brazilian air force now numbers about 250 planes in grand total with over half being F-109's and others being long range bombers, cargo planes, and scout aircraft. Brazil celebrates as its first domestically built Battleship the Rio Grande Do Sul is completed and commissioned following a few months of sea trials. The Carrier Dom Pedro II continues construction. The Rio Grande Do Sul is given her own battle group with five destroyers, three frigates, two cruisers and in a surprise development two of Brazil's first submarines. This is done to facilitate a combined naval coverage doctrine and is the first real development of Brazil's submarine program which has been lacking previously. The Army also begins heavy research into a heavy tank scrapping previous designs for being too clunky and lacking in fire power. The first round of designs will be done in 1940. The Brazilian army also released its first half tracks and light recon vehicles. Brazil officially signs a treaty establishing a base in Venezuela on lease from the government in Amuay. This coincidentally is near one of Brazil's biggest investments in the Venezuelan oil industry. One cruiser and three destroyers as well as about 1500 marines are deployed to Port Amuay. Vargas marks this to his peers as the first step in an international Brazil. The Brazilian government continues to build up its roadways into a highway system out of the coast.
    • Venezuela: Venezuela now also begins to campaign for its own elections with conservatives versing liberals. The reports put the conservatives in the winning faction. The Venezuelan oil fields continue development under Brazilian and Venezuelan state and private investment. The Amuay Refinery is upgraded and built up to produce even more oil. The Venezuelan interim government agrees to a Base in Amuay on the condition its leased and that it can be returned if the government ever decides to not renew the lease. The Military remains at 80,000 with only minor acquisitions in equipment particularly rifles and machine guns. The nation itself shows a greater leaning towards Brazil as the trade brought in reinvigorates the economy after years of collapse and stagnation from the great depression. A few defensive outposts are put on the colombian border for good measure. 
  • South Africa: The South African government continues its military development, expanding the naval bases it has as the rest of the ships ordered by the government are completed, and spread across the major bases for the embarkment of crew and equipment. Production of the Aasvoël I starts as the aeroplace factories open their doors. Fifty Verwoester Md.I tanks are delivered to the army for the next group of armored divisions in training. Development of the economic sphere of the nation begins, as newly educated black Africans enter into the national workforce. Thanks to the negotiations between the Afrikaners and the ANC, the integration of the black population into the higher echelons of the South African business world begins with little resistance. The South African government approaches the government of Bechuanaland with a deal to exploit the diamond reserves located throughout the protectorate, exporting South African manpower to Bechuanaland in exchange for a share of the profits.
    • South-West Africa: The South-West African government begins training a native militia for internal policing and defense, allowing the South African troops in the region to focus on external affairs with regards to South-West Africa itself. The economic expansion in the territory continues as before, with an increase in the GDP as new settlers move to the mandate territory.
  • Hungary: Hungary develops the economy and infrastructure. The military currently consists of 400,000 men, as conscription ends. The majority of Hungary's troops are located on the border with Romania. We would like Romania to return Northern Romania, as the majority of citizens are Hungarian. (MOD RESPONSE) (Economy and infrastructure turn)
  • Saudi Arabia: The Newly birthed Kingdom continues to develop its military and economy. The Saudi King begins to a program to re-purpose the little fertile land in the nation to increase domestic food production. Industry is also developed, though at a slower rateWith The Yemeni government rejecting our offer for peace, an army of 12,000 men, led by Crown Prince Saud, is deployed to defend the disputed territory from Yemeni Attackers. He is currently under strict orders to not attack the Yemeni yet. Ibn Saud seeks to modernize the Saudi Armed forces, which currently stands at about 40,000 men. We ask to purchase arms from any nations willing to sell arms. The Saudi Royal Navy and Saudi Royal Air Force are also expanded, with new planes and ships slated for construction based on old Ottoman designs. Shipyards and naval bases are also expanded to account for the planned naval expansion. The navy stands at 200 men and six ships, while the air force stands at 150 men and 40 aircraft. Seeing as the British are downsizing their navies, we request to purchase some old or outdated ships. All of the military expansion programs led the nation into debt. As such, a three-part plan is put into effect. The first part increases the tax that must be paid when Muslims make the pilgrimage to the holy cities. The second is to cut spending on public works. The third is to increase the search for oil. With the third year of the three-part plan, the nation sees the deficit drop slightly. The nation celebrates as OIL is discovered in the Nation. We offer trade deals to any nations willing to help us extract the Oil, preference going to major powers Such as the US and Germany.

1940.0

In Tibet, province of Ando, four-year-old Tenzin Gyatso is proclaimed the tulku (rebirth) of the thirteenth Dalai Lama.

  • Turkey: Mustafa Fevzi Çakmak became the Second President of Turkey. Known to be a keen supporter of Kemalism and Socialism; he implemented laws in order to bring forth sweeping political, social, cultural and religious reforms which would separate Turkey from Ottoman tradition and embrace Westernized way of living. However, Mustafa surely did not believe that a Westernized Turkey was bound to reach success for economic reforms too had to be implemented. This involved the construction of a cotton print factory and a Turkish aircraft factory at Istanbul as well as many factories through the nation. Many state-owned factories for agriculture and textile industries too were handed over to private owners and Mustafa initiated the start of model farms which were setup in large number throughout the state, and in turn privatized whilst the state itself invested its budget on construction of a railroad system to link the entire state of Turkey. The Central Bank of Turkey was established primarily to look over the exchange rate, however; government funds and Turkish reserves. However, the government was particular in nationalizing all Turkey tobacco farms in order to set about a complete monopoly over its export. Generally, Mustafa promoted literacy and education in Turkey, and had in total; invested 5% of the GDP for education. Moreover, being a Turkish Nationalist; he encouraged education in Turkish and was supportive of the spread of Turkish culture. But all the while, he made sure to keep maintain law and order in Turkey by initiating the establish of the Federal Espionage and Security Force [FESF] which basically acted as an authoritarian force to look over crime, corruption and tax evasion. The FESF was also kept as a secretive group to exist for counter-intelligence missions. The Turkish military itself stood at 250,000 men, and by now; it was equipped by modern German rifles. Turkey also served to export the large number of minerals, being abundant in chromite, boron, iron ore, copper. Meanwhile, fortifications and trenches are dug in Eastern Anatolia near the border with the USSR due to the territorial claims that Armenia SFSR held over Turkey. The Zafer Project continues, aiming at establishing a major defence system to defend Turkey; concentrating on building defenses by the Caucausus Mountains and coastline bordering the Black sea. As many as 20,000 marines are recruited into the navy in order to conduct espionage missions at the Aegean Sea and the naval forces were expanded to include 12 Destroyers, 16 frigates, two cruisers and 28 gunboats and ten torpedo boats. The naval headquarter was at the same time, established at the Golden Horn and mass funding was given to strengthening the navy. The construction of the port is termed a great success and investors are attracted from all over the world to invest in the Erdimir Port, and by now it served as a great commercial port. The population is met with a sharp and steady increase, reaching 17.4 million due to the success of Fevzis agricultural and industrial reforms. [Mil/Eco Turn]. President Mustafa Fevzi Çakmak in a rather unexpected turn of events, visits the Soviet Union to initiate talks with the latter. The Turkish President is willing to dismantle fortifications at the Caucasus mountains in return for the USSR recognising Turkish sovereignty over Eastern Anatolia and setting aside their claim over it. Secretly, it is also discussed that the USSR would be granted a safe passage through the Bosporus Straits at all times in return for Soviet industrial and arms aid to Turkey.
  • Soviet Diplomacy: Accepted on both counts.
  • Second Spainish Republic: After a long awaited, scheduled election, Niceto Alcalá-Zamora comes to power after a close vote. After Niceto talked with the mining corporations, the talks went extremely bad, and the value of the companies continues to drop. To add insult to injury, miners start to strike for higher wages and more healthcare benefits. He says in his inaugural speech "La industria minera en ruinas, sólo un liderazgo fuerte puede traer renovar el gran poder que tenía." which translates to "The Mining industry in in ruins, only strong leadership can bring renew the great power it had." "Niceto also states in his inguaral speech. España tiene el potencial para convertirse en una gran potencia en Europa, con el liderazgo correcto, economía y equilibrio militar." which translates to "Spain has the potential to become a great power in Europe, with the right leadership, economy, and military balance." Investments in the mining industry made by France and the USSR start to turn around the economy for the Republic of Spain. Rebuilding efforts continue in Gallicia, to restore the area to the way it was before the nationalist rebellion. Meanwhile, seeing Portugal as a threat and supplier of the Nationalist rebels, have confirmed his retreat and Portuguese support. Tensions start to escalate over accusations between the two nations, and secretly an invasion is planned for sometime next year. Spain launches an invasion of Portugal, to end the Fascist regime in the nation. [Mil/Econ Turn]
  • Greece: The Greek army lowers the number of troops at the Metaxas line to 50,000 for now. The Royal Hellenic Armed Forces stand at 450,000 active troops and 200,000 inactive reserves. Renovations on infrastructure continue, and military production is downsized by nearly 45% for now. Metaxas publishes propaganda to encourage Greeks to have more children in order to raise the population, which is around 7,038,000. At the same time, agriculture is being improved. We tell Yugoslavia that we will not accept a military alliance but a non-aggression pact that calls for no fighting between us for the next ten years. We will work to improve our relations in that time.
  • Brazil: The Nation of Brazil shows notable industrial growth under private practice as good industries such as ship building, Steel production and weapons productions being top industries with lumber currently gaining as major producer. The nation officially has its industry ranked among the great power of Italy showing a great and notable improvement in the nations development. The military itself has also seen major growth, however, with some nations perceiving it as aggressive buildup the new election of Nereu Ramos as President solidifies this as a non-issue as he clearly states "Brazil's new military developments are to rank her as a respected international power, not a international aggressor". This settled one of the biggest issues of Brazil as to their nations status as of the election. President Vargas who officially retires from political life holds up in a private residence in some of the reclaimed real estate around Rio de Janeiro where upper end neighborhoods have begun to develop. He decides to spend the rest of his days writing books about his life and other things. The military holds steady now at 800,000 with the new revolutionizing military industry employing thousands to support the new large military of Brazil. More jobs are created as well as the building and expansion of existing military bases to accommodate all these new soldiers with multiple notable bases opening up in the State of Amazonas which all together can house and accommodate nearly 100,000 troops. The Marine Corps sees the most development they gain new Landing craft to be launched from ships to attack beaches. The Marines also gain new infantry equipment and a light tank that can be launched from the landing craft. The Air force expands to nearly 300 fighters, 100 close support aircraft, 50 long range bombers, and about 100 supply or cargo aircraft (this is over the past few years) Brazilian aeronautical engineering continues to develop as Jet engine Theory is developed and discussed. The Navy also reaches a new size of about 60 Destroyers, 25 frigates, 20 cruisers, four battleships, 12 submarines (new prototype designs) and the New Fleet Carrier Dom Pedro II. The Carrier is a hallmark in Brazilian navy and aviation as the ship is able to launch nearly 100 planes without incident. The Ship officially takes a shakedown cruise escorted by two submarines, seven destroyers, three frigates, three cruisers and for a one time only the Battleship Sao Paulo which will revert back to its original patrol fleet after the shakedown cruise. The Port of Santos officially becomes the largest naval base in South America, as well as the estimation of the largest commercial port on the continent as well. (it is the largest port OTL). The New Ramos Presidency immediately makes good on various debt payments and keeps a sane fiscal policy to make up for much of the Vargas presidencies spending. However, he deems Vargas a national hero and has an important statue commissioned to sit in front of the house of legislation. Ramos does suffer some issues with handling the Brazilian corruption but manages to use his leverage within the military and Brazil's turbulent political past to get various anti-corruption laws and tax evasion laws passed. They immediately get about four politicians and various lower level businessmen arrested and foreign businessmen sent home to their home countries due to the bribery. This has a great popularity Boost for Ramos as he sees the first hits on the government by Brazil's free press. The State in general shows great amounts of funding coming from the many state owned corporations including the oil companies show great revenue for the government. The Highway system out of the coast continues construction with the first major connections between coastal cities being made as well. Following this, Ramos plans to invest state funds into a national railway system to speed up the various transportation involved industries. The Brazilian highway for public transport is given more priority as the various interstates begin to be built up in coastal states and a few interior states. Ramos offers to match investment of a states investment into its highway system. The Brazilian army releases their first ten EH-03 Viper Heavy tanks sporting a .50 cal machine gun, a recently developed 88mm gun, and a crew compliment of five. This tank is reserved from foreign export. The Brazilian population reaches 42.2 million. Brazil officially down scales its new battleship design for foreign export.
    • Venezuela: Venezuela continues to develop as a country with a minor standard of living adjustment. The Nation shows notable development of its oil with various Brazilian experts coming in to train Venezuelan counterparts. The Nations military gains a minor bit of aid from Brazil and increases its force to nearly 100,000 re-arming its infantry forces with almost entirely the bolt action M-15 rifles. Their powerful force give the Venezuelan military a cheaper alternative to the expensive IM-95 rifles. The Brazilian Medium tank is also purchased with about 50 units being delivered. The Navy expands to hold about ten frigates, eight destroyers, one submarine, and one Heavy cruiser (modified into a heavy variant). The population reaches 3.7 million.
    • Secret Dutch Dip: We offer Brazil to buy Dutch Guyana from us.
    • Brazil Dip: We agree.
  • Argentina: We launch our light carrier. The Air Force begins to research jet engines. The economy continues to improve. We are worried about developments in Europe and encourage productive dialogue.
  • Poland: We build up our military and economy. With the growing threat of Communism nearby, especially from the Soviet Union, we invade Lithuania (has since been withdrawn). We hope that other countries realize that this is to strengthen our country against Communism. It also is extremely favoured by our people and Poplawski, and patriotism is developed. Our military, at wartime, includes 1,100,000 people. We are instituting the draft.
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved, and some new roadways are built. More Buddhist temples are also built.
    • Tibetan Dip: The government of Tibet requests that the government of Thailand recognize Tibet on the grounds of common Buddhist heritage. Tibet seeks greater economic co-operation with Thailand and the establishment of a mutual defense pact.
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union under Marshall Tukhachevsky works hard to industrialize and improve both the nation and the military as a whole. Industry across the nation is encouraged regardless of whether it is by free or forced labor. The central planning committee and the military agree to construct some factories and munitions plants behind the Urals and Caucasus mountains in the event of possible invasion, and a few small ones are built up in the far east as well. The military, especially the officer corps, begins to study the theory of deep operations and learn how to apply it in most military scenarios. Other branches of the military like the aerial forces and the navy are also built up a bit, but more slowly. The navy in particular is the least built up, although all three main fleets see a slight increase in spending. The war breaking out in Europe forces the military to consider the possibility of war, and the actions of the Turks are not helping inspire Soviet confidence on a one front war. The military increases the number of soldiers under its total command from 800,000 to a full million in the preparation of such a war. The deployment of the forces is classified, although it is estimated that there are 500,000 in Eastern Europe, 250,000 in the Caucasus, 200,000 in Central Asia and 50,000 in the Far East. Basic border fortifications are established in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. The Soviet Navy gets a significant increase in funding this year, as the Soviet government aims to broadly increase the fighting capabilities of its Pacific, Black and Baltic fleets. Tank designs are also a major area of concern, as the military tactic of deep operations demands an industrialized and modern military. The KGB and NKVD are both reformed and reformated in order to help the Soviet intelligence network keep up with the rapid changes taking place in the military. Defense networks along the Polish border are constructed, as the Soviet government does not trust the actions of the Polish and fears that the Soviet Union might be next on some list of targets. The invasion of Lithuania by the Polish outrages the Soviet government, who vows to do what it can to redress the issue. The Soviet government appeals to western governments and the League of Nations, stating that Poland is the dire threat here and not the Soviet Union, as the Soviet Union is not the country invading the smaller and weaker nations like Poland is. The Soviet military drafts another 200,000 troops, bringing the total to 1.2 million at the present time. The Soviets demand that Poland withdraw from Lithuania as soon as possible and restore Lithuanian independence. Fearful that Estonia and Latvia might fall to Polish forces next, the Soviet government requests that those states allow the Soviet Union to build military fortifications and station troops inside their respective countries in order to safeguard their independence from the Polish. (Mod response please.)
    • Mongolia: Not much happens here right now. Some training of troops and limited industrialization occurs, but the country is still mostly agricultural or pastoral. Persecution continues to decline a bit as authorities see the monks as less of a problem at present. 
    • Tuva: Not much happens here right now. Some training of troops and limited industrialization occurs, but the country is still mostly agricultural or pastoral. Persecution continues to decline a bit as authorities see the monks as less of a problem at present. 
    • East Turkestan People's Republic: Not much changes here, although a provisional armed forces are established to patrol over the entire country and the provisional government sets up shop in Urumqi. The provisional government begins, with Soviet assistance, to ensure that the benefits of Communism are apparent and available to everyone. Deportation of ethnic Chinese to China or labor camps continues. 
    • EstoniaLatvia, and Lithuania reluctantly agree to the Soviet proposal due to cowardice.
    • I didn't really ask that of Lithuania, but OK. Thanks for the response. -MP
    • Poland: If you sign an NAP, we'll withdraw.
    • Soviet Diplomacy: Done. 
    • German Dip: with the expansion of SOviet influence into the balkans Berlin demands that negotiations begin to establish a balance of power in the region. Troops are stationed in East Prussia to protect against possible foriegn aggression.
  • Iran: Continue to promote western education with most of the system being modernized, railroad continue to connect the nation together. Oil continues to be extract while trade with the Soviet and Germany continue to bring benefit, the merchant navy start a large expansion while we plan do develop the navy to control the Persian Gulf. 
  • Canada: The General Election is held for the federal government. William Lyon Mackenzie King and his Liberal Party loose some seats in the House of Commons, but retains a majority. The development of the "Provincial" Class destroyers, "Flower" Class corvettes and the "Marten" fighter aircraft have reached a point where they can go into production. As part of his election campaign, PM King promises to begin production on six destroyers (three in BC, three in Halifax), 20 corvettes in smaller shipyards on both coasts and 75 Marten fighters in aircraft factories in Toronto, Montreal and Winnipeg. The Interprovincial Highway Act wasn't passed before the election but is reintroduced and successfully passed, and engineers are sent to survey and establish guidelines. Funds for the Interprovincial Highway System are set at $15 million dollars to start, but expected to grow bigger once construction begins in a couple of years.
  • Hungary: Hungary develops the economy and infrastructure. The military currently consists of 400,000 men, as conscription ends. The majority of Hungary's troops are located on the border with Romania. We would like Romania to return Northern Romania, as the majority of citizens are Hungarian. (MOD RESPONSE) (Economy and infrastructure turn)
  • Mod response, denied. 
  • British Raj: India continues to improve its infrastructure and build up its military. The Indian population continues to grow slowly, as a few new farms are built most on rivers. New parts of roads are build and every a few houses are built in largest cities in India. Tensions between Hindus and Muslims rise in India. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in India. However, massive production of military progress is highly! The British Indian Army continues drilling infantry troops to highly military ranks and currently reaches about 700,000 military troops. The British Raj buys some more ships from United Kingdom to appear it on Indian navy. In the last Secretary of States news in India, The Marquess of Zetland left office and is replaced by Leo Amery. At Ravi Phunkar Productions, about 40 short films are made and showed up in India for first time. For this, Ravi Phunkar Productions has started an political party named National Monarchist Indian Worker's Party (NMIWP).
  • Tibet: Insight of the recent re-incarnation of our beloved Dalai Lama and his inability to perform all the necessary governmental functions until he has matured the government of Tibet will assist the young Dalai Lama in his running of Tibet. The Dalai Lama with the assistance of the rest of the government of Tibet has anounced the start of The New Tibet Program. This program involves over seventy million US Dollars towards ammunition and the modernization of Tibet's military. Conscription has been enacted and we hope to reach 50,000 soldiers by next year. It also includes thirty million US Dollars worth of finance towards the development of infrastructure in rural areas. The government has drafted a plan for the Trans-Tibet Highway which will link urban and rural areas to increase commerece in both areas.      
  • Mandatory Palestine: With large immigration of European Jews to the Holy Land, the government decides to increase the nation's infrastructure and economy to support the growing population. Efforts are also made to reduce tensions between the different ethnic groups after the Arab revolt. We ask the United Kingdom to allow us to build a small nation army to stabilize the region and to eliminate any remaining Arab rebels. Recently nationalist movements have begun to pick up steam in light of the recent economic and political instability in the United Kingdom, with many of the major political parties supporting these movements with hopes than they will eventually lead to independence (economic/infrastructure turn).
    • Transjordan: Economy and infrastructure are improved. Archaeological expeditions are given the Emir's blessing allowing for many British expeditions to take place in the region. In light of recent laws and efforts in Palestine, Transjordan also puts in place a series of laws to reduce tensions between Muslims and Christians.
  • Finland: We ask the Soviet Union for an alliance. Our Christian community grows quickly. We ask for immediate free trade of goods w/ Sweden and Norway. 2000 young men join the military. Our military now stands at 110,000 men due to a break in security.
  • Belgium: Some things can change quickly. With the Soviets, while the war can happen with us will be worrying. As we don't know when. Economy and military improves. After a war with Yugoslav armies, it went very good for us and allies.
  • Bulgaria: Bulgaria begins to shift within and to the Soviet Sphere of influence; following the Communist coup. Bulgaria develops the economy and infrastructure. The military starts to prepare for war, noticing the situation around the great country of Bulgaria.
  • GEACOP
    • Japan: military and economy are improved. Anti-Australian sentiment grows after they threaten Japan, but no interest is taken to their land. Military generals hear of a theory dealing with splitting atoms to create weaponry, the idea is proposed.
    • Imperial China:military and infrastructure are improved.
    • Menjiang: Military and infrastructure are improved.
    • Korea: Military and infrastructure improve.
    • West Papua: Military and Infrastructure are improved.
    • Brazil Dip: The Nation of Brazil and its nuclear theorists wish to work with the nation of Japan and its highly intelligent scientists on nuclear power, weaponry and other theories revolving around Nuclear technology.
    • GEACOP Dip: We agree, and will donate full GEACOP support to furthuring this leap in scientific achievement.
  • Switzerland: Improves but nothing big happens.
  • Saudi Arabia: Military and Economy improve. With the discovery of oil, the Saudi economy continues to grow. We continue to ask for nations to engage in development deals for oil, and oil-based infrastructure continues to grow. Industry continues to grow at a slow rate. Research into modern weaponry begins. Military stands at 60,000 men. Naval expansion plans begin, with the Saudis looking to expand their navy from a meager four ships to six ships. The Saudis continue to repair relations with the Yemeni Government, hoping to increase ties with the nation. With the "Arab Revolts" in British Palestine, the Saudi military remains on guard in case of spillover violence. The Saudi Nation continues to pursue trade deals with the US and/or Germany.
    • The Swiss would like to expand their work on oil in order to help the Saudis.
    • Ethiopia: Would like to help the Saudis.
  • Netherlands: We improve military and economy. The standing military has 60,000 troops. Anna van Gelder is believed by a large amount of the population, but is shockingly killed this year, and although it is officially unknown it is actually done by the Oranjes, to prevent further scandalization. The Republikeinen and the people are outraged by the secret selling of Dutch Guiana by the Oranjes, because they did it behind the backs of the country. It further scandalizes the Oranjes, leading to the Republikeinen preparing to start a revolt against the Oranjes, although it is not executed.
    • Netherlands Antilles: We improve military and economy.
    • Dutch East Indies: We improve military and economy. The decision is made to raise a larger military in the East Indies, consisting of 300.000 men, many of them locals. They pledge complete loyalty to the Netherlands. 
  • Ethiopian Empire: We are continuing to industrialize and or literacy rate is improving. We have built a railway which spans our nation from east to west and from north to south. We request arms from all Europeans to purchase since France has ignored our request and we only have pre-1900’s arms for 400,000 men. We would also request tanks, airplanes and artillery  for purchase. We would also like the join any bloc which would help us industrialize. We have also enacted the law for no slavery and also mandatory military conscription.
    • French-Ethiopian Diplomacy: Access to Djibouti in return for annual payments of 100,000 birr for ten years and an alliance.
    • Italian-Ethiopian Diplomacy: Access to Eritrea in return for annual payments of 100,000 birr and an alliance.
    • British-Ethiopian Diplomacy: Access to British Somaliland in return for annual payments of 100,000 birr and an alliance.
    • First one to respond gets my help.
    • Turkey-Ethiopian Diplomacy: I request an alliance (shown on your talk page).
    • Brazil Dip: In an effort to extend a hand to a fellow developing nation Brazil extends greater diplomatic relations with Ethiopia and offers to begin investment into the nation by the close of the year in some capacity. Due to your nations lack of coal and notable mineral resources we are willing to begin shipments of coal, steel, iron, and moderate industrial equipment. We also are willing to sell farm equipment for Ethiopia's prime agricultural land. We do also wish to invite Ethiopia to remain neutral in European affairs as Brazil and her allies currently are.
    • Ethiopian Brazil Diplomacy Although we will accept economic development, we can not stand for neutrality being surrounded by Europeans with no port.
  • Republic of Colombia: Most shipments have now arrived from the United States, and around half the oil wells have finished completion. The first oil refinery is completed an astounding two years ahead of schedule, a fact attributed to the hard work of the Colombian people. President Alfonso Pumarejo is credited with the economic upswing in the nation. Ecopetrol expands to 1500 employees working throughout the Rubiales, and scouting begins in Caño Limón field for oil. The military is expanded to 45,000 troops divided into four divisions. The port city of Barranquilla is expanded to make room for the three Mahon-class destroyers coming in from America.
  • United Kingdom: The sun never sets on the British Empire! Edward VII remains king of Britain. As the United Kingdom recovers from its wheat harvest failure, the Communist sentiment in Britain begins to swell among the general populace. Communist sentiment in Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland grows. The rioting in the United Kingdom grows larger. Parliament chooses not to hold the General Elections this year, so as to ensure order is brought to Britain first. This move angers the people of Britain. They believe that Parliament did not hold the General Elections because they did not want Parliament to win. Tensions are running higher than ever. There are roughly 400,000 people in the British Army. The powerful British Navy also sees budget cuts; it owns 208 ships as of the end of this year. While this is still a massive navy, it is a drain on resources and money for the United Kingdom. The trading partnership with the Netherlands is accepted.
    • Palestine Dip: We ask the United Kingdom to give us permission to build and maintain a small permanent military.
  • In the United States, the Vought XF4U-1 makes its first flight. The Republicans nominate Robert A. Taft for President. As FDR is not running for reelection, the Democratic nomination is a tossup between Cordell Hull, John Nance Garner, and Henry A. Wallace. Meanwhile there is some minor economic stuff and some military buildup in the Pacific. The Philippines becomes a Commonwealth. 
  • German Reich: Following the developments of negotiations with France and the return of the Saarland and permission to remilitarize the Rhineland the German population is ecstatic. The regime receives massive support from the German population, as the Wermacht moves into the Rhineland they are greeted by massive support from the locals. The Saarland is re-annexed to the Rhineland province. Conscription continues and the reserves start to swell up. German Industry kicks into overdrive as remilitarized production is completed and war production is started in preparation for what seems like a massive war on the horizon in Eastern Europe. Large scale production of the first fighter of the new official German Air Force is developed known as the Messerschmitt  BF 109 newer models start being developed as well, with full scale production to begin within a few months.  Production of the Panzer II and III begins as the Panzer I proved to have several short comings while development of a heavier tank the Panzer IV begins. Bombers are slowly brought into production. Armored vehicles are also put forward on the production line. Development of new military tactics begin based on previous experiences and new technology, a general idea on blitzkrieg is developed but ultimately the German high command fight over if the tactic will bring out direct victory in future conflicts due to its dependence on a quick war. Scientific research continues under the funding of the government. Education continues to be reformed by the government. Compulsory physical education is instituted for all youths, along with the opening of free sports clubs. As the Military rapidly expands and industry is experiencing a massive revival due to increasing demands the German economy starts picking up and the Reichsmark grows in value. To further stabilize the growing economy and market value, the mark is pegged to the value of gold on the market but backed by industrial and agricultural assets. To improve Germany's still very present debt issues Germany approaches the U.S.A. and Switzerland to negotiate an aid program to help get out of debt, and offers to pay back all aid giving within 15 years at a 4% interest rate. To curtail the growing threat posed by Communism in Austria, weapons are sent to the anti-Communist opposition including the remnants of the Nazi party, and Freikorps members are sent into Austria to help raise militancy against the Communist dictatorship that rules over it. Pan-German sentiments start to pick up as many Germans want to see their Austrian brothers united within the same state and free from eastern pollution. German scientists begin to develop an early concept of applying jet tech to possible prototype planes (OTL the Germans did start experimenting with this tech at this time.) The MP38 enters widespread distribution in the armed forces. To further the tactics of rapid advance German forces adopt a policy of mobile firepower to improve the speed that troops advance. With the surrender of Austria to the German Reich cheering occurs throughout Berlin while most of Austria is occupied plans are put forward to bring about a union between the Reich and Austria which Vienna maintaining its autonomy but becoming a member state of the Reich. Austria is offered these terms with them maintaining complete control over their economy and armed forces during peace time but being subject to German foreign policy and the union of the two economies.  Research into nuclear theory begins in secret as the military sees some virtue in supporting such a project though funds remain low due to other priorities. 
  • Guatemala continues to improve regional ties and cement its influence following unification with El Salvador. Ties with Honduras worsen, as many Guatemalans suspect Honduras of having been behind the General Secretary's assassination three years before. The Guatemalan-backed Honduran People's Front begins operations this year, attacking soldiers and police stations while encouraging peasants to rise up and stop working. As a result, productivity and tax revenue in northern Honduras plummet by half, damaging the government of that country. Production of artillery and small arms in Guatemala continues, and efforts to produce the Ishak fighter domestically begin. A prototype blows up in midair, but an initial test run of five fighters works well. Mass production will begin next year. A major military base, with heavy artillery and an airfield, is built on Meanguera Island in the Gulf of Fonseca, which will enable Guatemala to block access to Honduras' Pacific coast. The economy improves, with diversification beginning to have an effect and Guatemala's economy shifting from a commodities to a manufacturing economy. Coffee farming efforts continue, and begin to replace bananas as a main crop. Rumours of oil deposits reach the government's ears in the Atzam region, and the government looks for foreign help to explore these. Guatemala asks for a trade deal with Japan and Chile.

1940.5

Mods, you are suck. - Pita

  • Second Spainish Republic: After a long awaited, scheduled election, Niceto Alcalá-Zamora comes to power after a close vote. After Niceto talked with the mining corporations, the talks went extremely bad, and the value of the companies continues to drop. To add insult to injury, miners start to strike for higher wages and more healthcare benefits. He says in his inaugural speech "La industria minera en ruinas, sólo un liderazgo fuerte puede traer renovar el gran poder que tenía." which translates to "The Mining industry in in ruins, only strong leadership can bring renew the great power it had." "Niceto also states in his inguaral speech. España tiene el potencial para convertirse en una gran potencia en Europa, con el liderazgo correcto, economía y equilibrio militar." which translates to "Spain has the potential to become a great power in Europe, with the right leadership, economy, and military balance." Investments in the mining industry made by France and the USSR start to turn around the economy for the Republic of Spain. Rebuilding efforts continue in Gallicia, to restore the area to the way it was before the nationalist rebellion. Meanwhile, seeing Portugal as a threat and supplier of the Nationalist rebels, have confirmed his retreat and Portuguese support. Tensions start to escalate over accusations between the two nations, and secretly an invasion is planned for sometime next year. Some progress is made into Portugal, but not a notable amount. [Mil/Econ Turn]
  • Turkey: Mustafa Fevzi Çakmak became the Second President of Turkey. Known to be a keen supporter of Socialism; he implemented laws in order to bring forth sweeping political, social, cultural and religious reforms which would separate Turkey from Ottoman tradition and embrace Westernized way of living. However, Mustafa surely did not believe that a Westernized Turkey was bound to reach success for economic reforms too had to be implemented, although the premier maintained state interventionism in economy. This involved the construction of a cotton print factory and a Turkish aircraft factory at Istanbul as well as many factories through the nation. Many state-owned factories for agriculture and textile industries too were handed over to private owners which led to major industrial growth. Moreover, the Turkish textile industry soon rose to becoming the top one in Europe. Mustafa initiated the start of model farms which were setup in large number throughout the state, and in turn privatized whilst the state itself invested its budget on construction of a railroad system to link the entire state of Turkey. The Central Bank of Turkey was established primarily to look over the exchange rate, and secure government funds and Turkish reserves. However, the government was particular in nationalizing all Turkey tobacco farms in order to set about a complete monopoly over its export. Generally, Mustafa promoted literacy and education in Turkey, and had in total; invested 5% of the GDP for education. Moreover, being a Turkish Nationalist; he encouraged education in Turkish and was supportive of the spread of Turkish culture and a law was passed which made all schools (private or federal) following the same syllabus. But all the while, he made sure to keep maintain law and order in Turkey by initiating the establish of the Federal Espionage and Security Force [FESF] which basically acted as an authoritarian force to look over crime, corruption and tax evasion. The FESF was also kept as a secretive group to exist for counter-intelligence missions. The Turkish military itself stood at 400,000 men, and by now; it was equipped by modern German rifles. Turkey also served to export the large number of minerals, being abundant in chromite, boron, iron ore, copper. Meanwhile, fortifications established near the border with the USSR are dismantled. The Zafer Project, however, continues, aiming at establishing a major defence system to defend Turkey; concentrating on the complete defence of Turkish coastline and the Bosporus Straits in particular. The naval headquarters was at the same time, established at the Golden Horn and mass funding was given to strengthening the navy and the aerial forces. This leads to the naval forces expanding to 40 ships and a total of 30,000 marines. The air force stood at 312 aircraft, mainly consisting of fighters and transport units. Around the same time, the Turkish authority had started reverse-engineering the French CharB1 Tanks and producing Turkeys very own Atlay I Tank in large amounts. The infantry itself was armed with German rifles where were now produced by the arms industry on regular bases. The construction of the port is termed a great success and investors are attracted from all over the world to invest in the Erdimir Port and by now it served as a great commercial port.. The population is met with a sharp and steady increase, reaching 17.4 million due to the success of Fevzis agricultural and industrial reforms. [Mil/Eco Turn]. President Mustafa Fevzi Çakmaks visit to the USSR is termed as a major success, and the Premier is declared the greatest Turk socialist. In order to further signify that Turkey had separated itself from its former policies, the Premier announces an end to the Turk - Polish Defence Pact and Turkey officially exits the Anti - Comintern League. Meanwhile, a diplomat is sent to Brazil to discuss the expansion of trade between Turkey and Brazil. Along the same time, nudity and homosexuality are oulawed; both punishable by death. 
  • Panama: Pineapple groves grow a bit. We become a major exporter of plastic shirt and coat buttons. We suggest a mutual defence organisation like the real life NATO and a free trade zone with Mexico, Panama, Cuba, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Colombia and Peru. Nudism and nudist beaches are banned. We make 150 rifles, recruit 600 more troops, improve schooling, build more fishing boats, can more fish and build a new tramway linking Colon with Panama City.
    • Turkey - Panama Diplomacy: We congratulate Panama on the bold reform to ban the vulgar nude beaches.
    • Ethiopia - Panama Diplomacy: We highly condems your ban on nudists
    • Guatemala offers a mutual defence pact.

Most of these nations are aligned elsewhere, or hate each other. Im not even doing that and ive been increasing relations with all my neighbors for about seven years now. Also, Mexico pretty much does not have good relations with the rest of Central America from what I understand. -Feud

  • France: France continues to renovate and improve its industry after seeing the Germany's new economic machine, and begin to try to compete with the Germans. France continues to build up its military due to the growing Communist threat in Eastern Europe. In the hopes to help prepare in case of another European war, the newest French Medium Battle Tank begins production with the first wave of the design have been rolled out, the Char B1 Tank. We also continue to build up our armored division we our newer tank designs now rolling out. French Armor Units: Renault R35, FCM 36, Char D1, Char D2, Char B1, Char 2C, AMC 34, AMC 35, and the SOMUA S35. The current French Army division stands at roughly 1,700,000 men due to the increased fear in Eastern Europe and more are being trained in case an outbreak of war occurs, with roughly 1,100,000 able-bodied men in reserve. We continue to build up and improve our naval forces. Small steps are made in the way of French aviation technology. We try to improve our economy with a few government programs to help aid its recovery. The freeing up of colonial holdings and giving them more power has allowed France to free up some excess funds to help maintain its current military, upgrade it, help recover the economy, and its infrastructure. With the recent victory in 1936 of the Right and Centre parties over the Popular Front due to the recovering economy and increased and focus on the French military programs, and generally improving the French home front; Albert Lebrun remains president. We continue to maintain relations with our allies and trade partners. With the Spanish victory over the rebel forces we begin to pull troops out of Spain. With the defeat of the Austrian invasion and being able to test out troops and armor to a complete success, we begin to pull troops slowly out of the region. We attend the Treaty of Krakow. However, we continue to place sanctions on the Yugoslavians for their invasion of Albania (Military and economy turn)
    • Brazil dip:' The Brazilians request that French Guyana go the way of the Dutch segment and be purchased by Brazil.
    • French Dip: We agree to the selling of French Guyana.
    • Ethiopia Dip: We want to buy Djibouti as a port for annual payments of 100,000 birr and an alliance.
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved, and some new roadways are built. More Buddhist temples are also built.
  • Poland: Poplawski focuses on education. We institute a testing system so that we can determine who the smartest people are. We ask Germany if our smartest people can work with them on their nuclear program. Economy is improved, and the people support Poplawski a lot. Poplawski sees war ahead, and starts stockpiling food in each of the major cities. He builds up military (by building more tanks and airplanes, but not infantry), and tries to further enhance trade and relations with Germany. Our army is surprisingly big. We are no longer at war, and we have lowered our military by 200,000 people, but we are still at 900,000 people with another 220,000 in the reserves. We are happy about the successes of the Treaty of Krakow. We ask to improve relations with Brazil, as we respect their growth.
    • Brazil Dip: We agree to an opening of an embassy as well as the development of relations between our two nations
  • República de Chile: President Saras continues his new infrastructure programs, unveiling the new Pan Chilean Railway, a new rail system that will span the entire length of Chile, its estimated that thousands of long term jobs will be added to the economy with this bold proposal helping with the stagnant economy of the past decade. Chile opens its borders to any brilliant minds fleeing any persecution in Europe. The government otherwise remains neutral to Europe. Chile accepts the Argentine offer of trade and military alliances. Chile puts the newly purchased EE-T1 medium tanks immediately to use. Chile plans on purchasing ten new tanks. Saras also oversees the expansion of naval ports on the Chilean coasts. Valparaíso, Chile, becomes a hot spot for cultural movers and shakers, with a new music and cinema industry taking shape. As Per the Military Revitalization Act, two new frigate class ships to be constructed over the course of the decade. The first, the ADC Almirante Blanco, begins in earnest this year, with another slated for construction in fall of next year the ADC Revolucion. Chile establishes a new embassy in Bolivia in hopes of influencing and strengthening ties between the two nations (influence Turn Three of Six). Two new weapons factories open near Santiago with speciality in rifles and heavy artillery. The Pan Chilean Railways begins to take shape as construction on the El Capital line from Santiago to Valparaiso. Buses also become a common means of low cost transportation in the cities. Chile seeks to improve relations with Peru.
    • Brazil Dip: We offer to help the chileans develop their navy, particularly in the capital ship department, we are willing to sell our foreign export model of the Rio Grande Do Sul class of battleship.
    • Chilean Dip: The Department of the Navy graciously accepts the offer an puts an order out for two ships for this year.
    • Brazil Dip: They will be complete by 1942.
  • Brazil: President Ramos continues his fiscal policy with the debt from the mass defense spending starting to shrink. The full seven years of this spending, however, has left quite a large debt. This is financed by the many state owned industries particularly the new highly profitable railway industries. The Brazilian navy  adds two new Battlecruisers to the fleet serving as smaller battlegroup leaders. The Brazilian air force adds a new aircraft to its ranks, the F-10 Blackhawk. it adds nearly 100 units gaining great popularity due to its good handling and immpressive armament as well as ability to fly high. The Air force stands at nearly 800 planes now with fighters and close air support craft being the dominant traits of Brazil's air force. Naval aviation continues as well adding more fighters and bombers as well as a few recon aircraft. The Nations army adds nearly 100 heavy tanks to its ranks but has issues mass producing them due to their complex machinery. Their overall strength, however, is not forgotten and they are factored into Brazil's pre-dominantly mechanized ground doctrine. The National highway system sees some major growth as the program started by Ramos has managed to gain a lot of traction. The highway itself has gain new links to to various interior towns and cities. The Brazilian industrial growth in the south of Brazil grows as well as the various Steel, weapons, and aeronautics firms continue to grow. The Brazilian automotive industry manages to build some of its first domestically designed and built cars. The IMBEL arms manufacturer develops the M-11 Sub machine gun looking to give infantry and tank crews a better ability to throw fire down at their targets. Joint Brazilian-Japanese research into nuclear technology goes no further as some issues are had in developing further theory and results. The Brazilian government launches its next carrier from the Santos shipyards, the Fleet Carrier Rui Barbosa is launched with a full complement of aircraft. The Dom Pedro class of carriers holds about 93 aircraft in total as its inner workings become a bit more well known. Ramos officially announces the end of the Great Depression in Brazil coining the terms "Vargas miracle" and "Vargas economics" in reality though Vargas has much advisement and internal stuggle in spending in such a way. The Brazilian currency becomes much more powerful and has little current issues. The economy, however, does remain on edge for another drop as the as the new industrial developments are still relatively untested in some markets.
    • Venezuela: Venezuela continues to moderately develop and begins to but more Brazilian market product rather than British or American. The oil developments across Venezuela continue to make larger profit as the oil sold begins to find its way to nearly every nation on the continent and majorly to Brazil's new automotive industry. The Military makes a few more purchases of medium tanks, modern rifles, and looks into placing an order for aircraft from Brazil to develop some sort of air force. The Venezuelan populace continues to show greater pro-Brazil attitude as the relative benevolent and helpful Brazilian influence has not only begun to elevate Venezuela's living conditions but also bring its economy out of the Great Depression. Venezuela's newly elected government begins to consider offering a true army base on Venezuelan soil housing 20,000 Brazilian troops.
      • Argentinean Dip: We request to purchase 60 F-10 Blackhawk fighters, and aid on designing our infantry tank.
      • Argentinean Secret Dip: We request the general selling arms to the Communists be arrested, and the flow be ended. We put no fault on the Brazilian government, as it took our police several months to discover this.
      • Brazil Dip: Agreed on the general, we will sell you 60 export model blackhawks, and will aid with the tank design.
      • Argentinean Dip: We thank the Brazilians for their co-operation in the matter, and promise to treat the general in a just manner. We also thank for the military aid.
  • Argentina: The Navy launches another thirty fighter planes for the aircraft carrier. The Air Force receives another fifty. Due to issues with flight capabilities above 30,000 feet, the Air Force begins installing a supercharger on each plane to increase speed and performance at higher altitudes. Another two destroyers are launched. The plans for the infantry tank is a year from completion. The Army looks into the feasibility of an amphibious landing boat for launch. The artillery gun is completed, and 100 are ordered. It is named the IA-130, and is a 130mm gun. The Navy lays down a single heavy landing ship and a second light carrier. For the new carrier and landing ship, the new AA-40 flak gun is designed. The Ar Force continues to research jet fighters and begin adapting plane bodies to hold the engine. Since they have no operational jet engine, the project is not particularly successful, but it give the technicians ideas on cooling and fuel. The President sacks the Minister of Finance after corruption charges. The president states: "We are the next great nation, without room for corrupt government officials. This is the dawn of a new Argentina! Our rise begins!" The entire government is shaken up with several others losing their jobs. Some join the Communist Party, and the police notice the party beginning to militarize. Tracing arms supplies, it is discovered they are purchasing weapons from corrupt Brazilian generals. Not wanting to cause a diplomatic rift, the government secretly requests that the Brazilian government do the best to stifle this. The government begins to influence Uruguay. (Turn One of Six)
    • ​Switzerland: Is interested in acquiring ten FMA FeC.3- 40 planes.
    • Canada: Is also interested in purchasing 20 FMA FeC.3-40 airplanes
    • Ethiopia: Is also interested in purchasing 20 FMA FeC.3-40 airplanes
    • Argentinean Dip: We agree to the three nations request.
  • Canada: The first of the "Flower" corvettes are laid down and productions continues. in Halifax, HMCS Ontario is laid down as the first "Provincial" class destroyer, while in Vancouver the HMCS Quebec is laid down. The next four ships, Nova ScotiaNew BrunswickBritish Columbia and Manitoba will be set down next year. Ontario and Nova Scotia will join the current fleet (HMCS SaguenaySkeena, and Restigouche destroyers, five minesweepers, and two training vessels) as the largest, and first home built ships of the Royal Canadian Navy. (Note: Canada would have had six destroyers, but three would have been bought from the UK before this, and I don't know if the Royal Navy is selling older ships after the POD ...) The first of the Marten class fighters are also under construction, and despite a few problems with the first batch, the problems are rectified and production continues. The Interprovincial Highway System is finally ready to start work, and men that have not been meaningfully employed in the past five years are given preferential hiring.
    • Argentinean Dip: We request to purchase five minesweepers and a license to construct our own. We offer to trade the planes for the minesweepers.
  • Belgium: The Prime Minister of Belgium is not interested to purchase any nation to Ethiopia. As he doesn't to get involved with Africans. Military and economy is improved. Some asphalt roads and cities are built. Even for railroad tracks. The gun is still not made in Belgian military, but on purpose, is still on decision with leader of the army.
  • British Raj: India continues to improve its infrastructure and build up its military. The Indian population continues to grow slowly, as a few new farms are built mostly on rivers. New parts of roads are built and a very few houses are built in largest cities in India. Tensions between Hindus and Muslims rise in India. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in India. However, massive production of military progress is highly! The British Indian Army continues drilling infantry troops to highly military ranks and currently reaches about 730,000 military troops. The British Raj buys some more ships from United Kingdom to appear it on Indian navy. In the last Secretary of States news in India, The Marquess of Zetland left office and is replaced by Leo Amery.
  • Mandatory Palestine: With large immigration of European Jews to the holy land, the government decides to increase the nation's infrastructure and economy to support the growing population. Efforts are also made to reduce tensions between the different ethnic groups after the Arab revolt. We ask the United Kingdom to allow us to build a small nation army to stabilize the region and to eliminate any remaining Arab rebels. Nationalist movements begin to attract more and more attention with many political parties supporting these movements, recently the actions of the British administration have been hit with accusations of corruption and ineffectiveness further increasing the size nationalist movements.In Jerusalem a new political party is founded, the New Palestine Party (NPP), its main goals are to establish a safe nation for all Palestinians of any religion and protect against western imperialism. (economic/infrastructure turn).
    • Transjordan: Economy and infrastructure are improved. Archaeological expeditions are given the Emir's blessing allowing for many British expeditions to take place in the region. In light of recent laws and efforts in Palestine, Transjordan also puts in place a series of laws to reduce tensions between Muslims and Christians.
    • British Dip: We accept the request and applaud Mandatory Palestine for their initiative and interest in stabilizing the region.
  • Netherlands: We improve military and economy. The standing military has 60,000 troops. Further divide happens when Princess Juliana, heir to the throne, publicly states that she regards the Republikeinse Partij as Fascist pigs, who are enemies to the Netherlands. She immediately denies that statement, stating it to be 'a lie from an anti-Oranje journalist'. While some believe here, it is the last step for many to join the Republikeinen. The revolt is further planned, and Mitchell Roelofsen and Jan de Witt secretly present it to a group of Republicans, who spread the word amongst the other Republicans. 
    • Netherlands Antilles: We improve military and economy.
    • Dutch East Indies: We improve military and economy. The decision is made to raise a larger military in the East Indies, consisting of 300.000 men, many of them locals. They pledge complete loyalty to the Netherlands. 
  • German Reich: Following the developments of negotiations with France and the return of the Saarland and permission to remilitarize the Rhineland the German population is ecstatic. The regime receives massive support from the German population, as the Wermacht moves into the Rhineland they are greeted by massive support from the locals. The Saarland is re-annexed to the Rhineland province. Conscription continues and the reserves start to swell up. German Industry kicks into overdrive as remilitarized production is completed and war production is started in preparation for what seems like a massive war on the horizon in Eastern Europe. Large scale production of the first fighter of the new official German Air Force is developed known as the Messerschmitt  BF 109 newer models start being developed as well, with full scale production to begin within a few months.  Production of the Panzer II and III begins as the Panzer I proved to have several short comings while development of a heavier tank the Panzer IV begins. Bombers are slowly brought into production. Armored vehicles are also put forward on the production line. Development of new military tactics begin based on previous experiences and new technology, a general idea on blitzkrieg is developed but ultimately the German high command fight over if the tactic will bring out direct victory in future conflicts due to its dependence on a quick war. Scientific research continues under the funding of the government. Education continues to be reformed by the government. Compulsory physical education is instituted for all youths, along with the opening of free sports clubs. As the Military rapidly expands and industry is experiencing a massive revival due to increasing demands the German economy starts picking up and the Reichsmark grows in value. To further stabilize the growing economy and market value, the mark is pegged to the value of gold on the market but backed by industrial and agricultural assets. To improve Germany's still very present debt issues Germany approaches the U.S.A. and Switzerland to negotiate an aid program to help get out of debt, and offers to pay back all aid giving within 15 years at a 4% interest rate. To curtail the growing threat posed by Communism in Austria, weapons are sent to the anti-Communist opposition including the remnants of the Nazi party, and Freikorps members are sent into Austria to help raise militancy against the Communist dictatorship that rules over it. Pan-German sentiments start to pick up as many Germans want to see their Austrian brothers united within the same state and free from eastern pollution. German scientists begin to develop an early concept of applying jet tech to possible prototype planes (OTL the Germans did start experimenting with this tech at this time.) The MP38 enters widespread distribution in the armed forces. To further the tactics of rapid advance German forces adopt a policy of mobile firepower to improve the speed that troops advance. With the surrender of Austria to the German Reich cheering occurs throughout Berlin while most of Austria is occupied plans are put forward to bring about a union between the Reich and Austria which Vienna maintaining its autonomy but becoming a member state of the Reich. Austria is offered these terms with them maintaining complete control over their economy and armed forces during peace time but being subject to German foreign policy and the union of the two economies.  Research into nuclear theory begins in secret as the military sees some virtue in supporting such a project though funds remain low due to other priorities.
  • GEACOP
    • Japan: Reform puts military in more control of the government. Collaboration between Brazil and GEACOP truly begins, working in seceret from the Outside world. Another major project begins, on a new and improved submarine capable of strinking ships from long distances. Military and Economy are improved.
    • Imperial China: Donates workers to factories specializing in military hardware. men are sent en mass to work in these factories. Military and economy are improved
    • West Papua: Sets military on New Guinean border due to Australian sabre rattling. Military and economy are improved.
    • Korea: Military and economy are improved.
  • Switzerland: Continues investing, improving etc. etc. bla bla. We ask to buy ten planes from Argentina.
  • Ethiopian Empire: We are continuing to industrialize and or literacy rate is improving. We have built a railway which spans our nation from east to west and from north to south. We request arms from all Europeans to purchase since France has ignored our request and we only have pre-1900’s arms for 400,000 men. We would also request tanks, airplanes and artillery  for purchase. We would also like the join any bloc which would help us industrialize. We have also enacted the law for no slavery and also mandatory military conscription.
    • French-Ethiopian Diplomacy: Purchase to Djibouti in return for annual payments of 100,000 birr for ten years and an alliance.
    • Italian-Ethiopian Diplomacy: Purchase to Eritrea in return for annual payments of 100,000 birr and an alliance.
    • British-Ethiopian Diplomacy: Purchase to British Somaliland in return for annual payments of 100,000 birr and an alliance.
    • No way you have that kinda cash!
    • 100,000 birr is equal to around 4600 euros currently.
  • Hungary: Hungary develops the economy and military. The military currently consists of 400,000 men, as conscription ends. The majority of Hungary's troops are located on the border with Romania. (Economy and military turn)
  • Saudi Arabia: Military and economy improve. With the discovery of oil, the Saudi Economy continues to grow. We continue to ask for nations to engage in development deals for oil, and Oil based infrastructure continues to grow. Industry continues to grow at a slow rate. Research into modern weaponry begins. Military stands at 60,000 men. Naval expansion plans begin, with the Saudis looking to expand their navy from a meager four ships to six ships. The Saudis continue to repair relations with the Yemeni Government, hoping to increase ties with the nation.The Saudi Nation continues to pursue trade deals with the US and/or Germany. We accept the Swiss offer.
  • In the United States, nothing really happens. There is some economic stuff and military things in the Pacific. The Democratic Pary nominates Henry A. Wallace for the Presidency after he is endorsed by President Roosevelt. However, a number of Democrats separate from the party and nominate Huey Long for President. In the election, Robert A. Taft wins the popular vote but neither he nor Wallace win the Electoral vote due to Long. The election is thrown to Congress which results in a victory for Wallace due to the Democratic majority in both houses. We continue the oil things in Colombia.
  • Guatemala further modernizes, with some limited progress made on industrialization. Much of the economy remains driven by arms production and agriculture. A first production run of 30 fighters is manufactured this year, after much effort and at much expense. Meanwhile, the Guatemalan navy, which relies mostly on gunboats, is expanded slightly, with the government aiming to maintain its superiority over rival Honduras' essentially non-existent navy. Meanwhile, the army continues to expand. Agriculture diversifies to include more crops. Late in the year, a Honduran detachment exchanges fire with a Guatemalan border post, killing six soldiers. The public is enraged, however, and Guatemala is forced to strike back. A total blockade of Honduras, to be enforced by the air force and navy, is declared. Leftist militias in Honduras begin to rise up, seizing outlying towns, and the Guatemalan army is mobilized fully.
  • Republic of Colombia: The second installment of the American commitment to Colombia arrives, including 64 training planes and several PT boats. The oil industry continues to blossom; the Rubiales oil fields continue to be developed while Como Limon fields are further scouted. US engineers are brought in to help scout out the land for oil. Meanwhile, the American M1911 pistol enters mass production, as does the M1 Garand and Browning Automatic Rifles (BARs).
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union under Marshall Tukhachevsky works hard to industrialize and improve both the nation and the military as a whole. Industry across the nation is encouraged regardless of whether it is by free or forced labor. The central planning committee and the military agree to construct some factories and munitions plants behind the Urals and Caucasus mountains in the event of possible invasion, and a few small ones are built up in the far east as well. The military, especially the officer corps, begins to study the theory of deep operations and learn how to apply it in most military scenarios. Other branches of the military like the aerial forces and the navy are also built up a bit, but more slowly. The navy in particular is the least built up, although all three main fleets see a slight increase in spending. The war breaking out in Europe forces the military to consider the possibility of war, and the actions of the Turks are not helping inspire Soviet confidence on a one front war. The military increases the number of soldiers under its total command from 800,000 to a full million in the preparation of such a war. The deployment of the forces is classified, although it is estimated that there are 500,000 in Eastern Europe, 250,000 in the Caucasus, 200,000 in Central Asia and 50,000 in the Far East. Basic border fortifications are established in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. The Soviet Navy gets a significant increase in funding this year, as the Soviet government aims to broadly increase the fighting capabilities of its Pacific, Black and Baltic fleets. Tank designs are also a major area of concern, as the military tactic of deep operations demands an industrialized and modern military. The KGB and NKVD are both reformed and reformated in order to help the Soviet intelligence network keep up with the rapid changes taking place in the military. Defense networks along the Polish border are constructed, as the Soviet government does not trust the actions of the Polish and fears that the Soviet Union might be next on some list of targets. The Soviet Union holds true to its word and pulls back from the Polish border a bit now that Poland has withdrawn from Lithuania, although the Soviet Union also keeps to its word and helps the Estonians and Latvians prepare their own defenses with the aid of Soviet bases and troops.
    • Mongolia: Not much happens here right now. Some training of troops and limited industrialization occurs, but the country is still mostly agricultural or pastoral. Persecution continues to decline a bit as authorities see the monks as less of a problem at present. 
    • Tuva: Not much happens here right now. Some training of troops and limited industrialization occurs, but the country is still mostly agricultural or pastoral. Persecution continues to decline a bit as authorities see the monks as less of a problem at present. 
    • East Turkestan People's Republic: Not much changes here, although a provisional armed forces are established to patrol over the entire country and the provisional government sets up shop in Urumqi. The provisional government begins, with Soviet assistance, to ensure that the benefits of Communism are apparent and available to everyone. Deportation of ethnic Chinese to China or labor camps continues. 

1941.0

Mods are Obama.

Sometimes mods are of busy and can't always change the turn, especially when few actually do it.

Pita is a mod too.

No, Pita is a God.

  • Turkey: Mustafa Fevzi Çakmak became the Second President of Turkey. Known to be a keen supporter of Socialism; he implemented laws in order to bring forth sweeping political, social, cultural and religious reforms which would separate Turkey from Ottoman tradition and embrace Westernized way of living. However, Mustafa surely did not believe that a Westernized Turkey was bound to reach success for economic reforms too had to be implemented, although the premier maintained state interventionism in economy. This involved the construction of a cotton print factory and a Turkish aircraft factory at Istanbul as well as many factories through the nation. Many state-owned factories for agriculture and textile industries too were handed over to private owners which led to major industrial growth. Moreover, the Turkish textile industry soon rose to becoming the top one in Europe. Mustafa initiated the start of model farms which were setup in large number throughout the state, and in turn privatized whilst the state itself invested its budget on construction of a railroad system to link the entire state of Turkey. The Central Bank of Turkey was established primarily to look over the exchange rate, and secure government funds and Turkish reserves. However, the government was particular in nationalizing all Turkey tobacco farms in order to set about a complete monopoly over its export. Generally, Mustafa promoted literacy and education in Turkey, and had in total; invested 5% of the GDP for education. Moreover, being a Turkish Nationalist; he encouraged education in Turkish and was supportive of the spread of Turkish culture and a law was passed which made all schools (private or federal) following the same syllabus. But all the while, he made sure to keep maintain law and order in Turkey by initiating the establish of the Federal Espionage and Security Force [FESF] which basically acted as an authoritarian force to look over crime, corruption and tax evasion. The FESF was also kept as a secretive group to exist for counter-intelligence missions. The Turkish military itself stood at 250,000 men, and by now; it was equipped by modern German rifles. Turkey also served to export the large number of minerals, being abundant in chromite, boron, iron ore, copper. Meanwhile, fortifications established near the border with the USSR are dismantled. The Zafer Project, however, continues, aiming at establishing a major defence system to defend Turkey; concentrating on the complete defence of Turkish coastline and the Bosporus Straits in particular. The naval headquarters was at the same time, established at the Golden Horn and mass funding was given to strengthening the navy and the aerial forces. This leads to the naval forces expanding to 40 ships and a total of 30,000 marines. The air force stood at 312 aircraft, mainly consisting of fighters and transport units. Around the same time, the Turkish authority had started reverse-engineering the French CharB1 Tanks and producing Turkeys very own Atlay I Tank in large amounts. The infantry itself was armed with German rifles where were now produced by the arms industry on regular bases. The construction of the port is termed a great success and investors are attracted from all over the world to invest in the Erdimir Port and by now it served as a great commercial port.. The population is met with a sharp and steady increase, reaching 17.4 million due to the success of Fevzis agricultural and industrial reforms. [Mil/Eco Turn]. President Mustafa Fevzi Çakmaks visit to the USSR is termed as a major success, and the Premier is declared the greatest Turk socialist. In order to further signify that Turkey had separated itself from its former policies, the Premier announces an end to the Turk - Polish Defence Pact and Turkey officially exits the Anti-Comintern League. Around the same time, a diplomat is sent to Italy to negotiate the purchasable of two Italian battleships.
    • Poland: Poplawski calls the Turks traitors, and cuts off all ties with them.
    • German Dip: Berlin is shocked at Turkeys decision and in a secret envoy to Ankara, German diplomats ask TUrkey what it would take to keep them in an anti-Communist alliance.
  • Ethiopian Empire: We are continuing to industrialize and or literacy rate is improving. We have built a railway which spans our nation from east to west and from north to south. We request arms from all Europeans to purchase since France has ignored our request and we only have pre-1900’s arms for 400,000 men. We would also request tanks, airplanes and artillery  for purchase. We would also like the join any bloc which would help us industrialize. We have also enacted the law for no slavery and also mandatory military conscription.
    • Ethiopia-French Dip: Purchase Djibouti for annual payments of 100,000 birr for ten years from the king's treasury and an alliance.
    • Ethiopia-British Dip: Purchase British Somaliland for annual payments of 100,000 birr for ten years from the king's treasury and an alliance.
    • Ethiopia-Italian Dip: Purchase Eritrea for annual payments of 100,000 birr for ten years from the king's treasury and an alliance.
    • First to respond wins.
    • 100,000 birr equal to around 4600 euros currently to give overall money given.
    • Just saying, Eritrea, Djibouti and Northern Somaliland are worth wayyyyy more than that.
    • French Dip: We formally decline Ethiopia's offer.
    • Ethiopia: We give the same amount to allow us to use that port for France.
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved, and some new roadways are built. More Buddhist temples are also built.
  • Sweden: Continues to improve the economy and infrastructure. We are to purchase a production license from the French for tanks as well other military equipment from France.
  • Poland: With the Soviet Union no longer a threat to us, we turn our attention elsewhere. We focus on economy and military. We hope to add more advanced factories, and we set aside 5% of all of our production in case of war. We now have completely rebuilt all of our tanks, and have trained more men in use of tanks. Despite our NAP with the Soviets, we still continue to build our trenches, and now have trenches all along the border. This means that our border is completely protected by barbed wire fence and trenches. A political rival of Poplawki's is exiled to Iceland, and support for Poplawski remains very high. Propaganda is used to promote Poplawski.
  • Greece: The number of troops on the Metaxas Line is raised to 100,000. Overall troop strength is raised to 500,000 as an additional 50,000 new conscripts enter the army. There are 200,000 reserves. The fleet is at 43 ships while the air force is at 102 aircraft. Metaxas holds a big military parade in Athens to display the troops and hardware. Agriculture is continued to be expanded as the population rises. It is around 7,040,000. Renovations in certain cities are done.
  • Seriously Mods, you need to take some action here. Greece having a total army of 750,000 is too much. That's literally 10.7% of the Greek population and more or less means one out of every ten Greek is a soldier. So yeah, either the Mods need to reduce the number of soldiers or make it so that Greece suffers from total economic collapse because there's no why Greece can have an army that constitutes 10% of the population without suffering consequences.
  • Sorry, just noticed this. Yeah, it's not flying. Greece can't hold a peacetime army near that size. Greece in an open total war with the Italians (and eventually Germans) field less than 300,000 (I'm staring at the source) also no more ships either, Greece does not have the economy to be doing all of this at the same time much less upkeep it all as well. This is non-negotiable unless I find sources changing this, or multiple mods agree to remove this. Get into believable levels, please. -Feud
  • Iran: Continue to promote western education with most of the system being modernized, railroad continue to connect the nation together. Oil continues to be extract while trade with the Soviet and Germany continue to bring benefit, the merchant navy start a large expansion while we plan do develop the navy to control the Persian Gulf. We offer Ethiopia a trade agreement.
    • We accept your decision from Ethiopia.
  • Canada: The first corvettes are finished, and the rest of the 20 we planned on building are laid down. The Provincial Class destroyer program continues, but the first ships won't be ready to launch until the end of 1941. The first batch of 75 "Marten" fighters are finally complete and the RCAF re-equips several units to fly them. The RCN and RCAF both begin to recruit new volunteers for the new ships and planes, using old fighters from Argentina as trainer aircraft. The Interprovincial Highway System begins construction in the Prairies and Maritimes: the muskeg of Northern Ontario and the mountains of BC proved to be tougher than expected, and construction is delayed.
    • We would like to buy 20 Marten fighters-Ethiopia.
  • New Zealand: Prime Minister Bill Parry is shot in the knee, dislocating his knee, he therefore annnounces he will not run for re-election in 1943, and will be hospitalized, after that, he shall be a normal politician. The United Party completely collapses, leaving New Zealander politics open to be dominated by the Labour Party. Peter Fraser announces candidacy for the general election, 1943, against Sidney Holland of the Moderate Party and John A. Lee of the Democratic Labour Party. We ask for major Western nations (United States, Canada, Germany, UK) for some oil. We begin the building of tanks, named T-69 Sewell,  over 100 are sold to the New Zealand and nine T-69 Sewell's are offered to Canada, eight to the United States and United Kingdom, and five are offered to Iran[Mil/Inf turn].
    • Palestine Dip: We would like to purchase ten T-69 Sewells.
    • WNew Zealand Diplomacy: We accept and sell ten T-69 Sewell tanks to Palestine.
    • Canadian Diplomacy: Canada is pleased to be working with their fellow dominion, and purchases nine T-69 Sewell tanks. Canada also offers to sell the designs for the new Flower corvettes and the Provincial Class destroyer to New Zealand in exchange for the blueprints for the T-69 Sewell tank.
    • Waaaaaay too many for New Zealand to produce, think between 50-150. NZ doesn't really possess the economy to maintain such a huge tank force. -Feud
    • Ethiopia: Wants to buy ten T-60 Sewell Tanks.
  • British Raj: India continues to improve its infrastructure and build up its military. The Indian population continues to grow slowly, as a few new farms are built mostly on rivers. New parts of roads are built and a very few houses are built in largest cities in India. Tensions between Hindus and Muslims rise in India. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in India. However, massive production of military progress is highly! The British Indian Army continues drilling infantry troops to highly military ranks and currently reaches about 730,000 military troops. The British Raj buys some more ships from United Kingdom to appear it on Indian navy.
  • Mandatory Palestine: With large immigration of European Jews to the holy land, the government decides to increase the nation's infrastructure to support the growing population. Efforts are also made to reduce tensions between the different ethnic groups after the Arab revolt. Nationalist movements begin to attract more and more attention with many political parties supporting these movements, recently the actions of the British administration have been hit with accusations of corruption and ineffectiveness further increasing the size nationalist movements. The New Palestine Party (NPP) begins to gain mainstream attention. Following diplomatic talks Britain has allowed mandatory Palestine to build a national army.With this permission We recruit around 3500 troops to serve in the new army. Also plans are drawn up to create a small air force using modified Spitfires and Hurricanes, with prototypes scheduled from 1942 and full production from 1943 onwards (military/infrastructure turn).
    • Transjordan: Infrastructure are improved. Archaeological expeditions are given the Emir's blessing allowing for many British expeditions to take place in the region. In light of recent laws and efforts in Palestine, Transjordan also puts in place a series of laws to reduce tensions between Muslims and Christians. The Emir - with the permission of the Palestine government - has recruited 500 troop to serve in the royal Transjordanian army. (military/Infrastructure).
  • Argentina: The government launches the tank landing ship, and the navy receives another eight fighter planes, the air force receives 15, and the foreign nations get their planes. Work on a jet fighter continues, and two skeleton airframes are built. The economy continues to improve as does infrastructure. The government continues to dot out corruption. (Military/infrastructure)
  • Belgium: The gun looks soon to be developed, but some guns is available for everyone in military. The gun would be a name M54. which it will be a gun for troops to attack them and hopefully defend. (Economy/Military)
  • Netherlands: We improve military and economy. The standing military has 60,000 troops. The situation in the country escalates, with the killing of Mitchell Roelofsen. Jan de Witt leads the following revolt, named the Blauwe Revolutie, which is a full scale revolution focused on overthrowing the monarchy(I don't know if I'd need an algo for this). 40.000 of the standing military join the Blues(Republicans), whilst the other 20.000 remain loyal to the Oranjes (Monarchists). Citizens also join them, The cities of Rotterdam and Utrecht have a largely Blue population and thus are rule by the Blues, while Amsterdam and Den Haag are Orange ruled. The fighting largely remains in the western part of the country, and the Blues make large gains, inspired by their charismatic leader. Princess Juliana already flees Den Haag to Alkmaar, a city beyond Amsterdam and thus further away from the Blues. Wilhelmina also relocates, but she goes to Amsterdam. 
    • Netherlands Antilles: We improve military and economy.
    • Dutch East Indies: We improve military and economy. The decision is made to raise a larger military in the East Indies, consisting of 300.000 men, many of them locals. They pledge complete loyalty to the Netherlands. 
  • German Reich: Industrial Production continues to expand as war production kicks into full throttle with the threat of war in the East just around the corner. Thanks to conscription and a good cycle of classes the Germany army now stands at 1.7 Million active and as many as three million reserves and the numbers growing. The Reich long term dreams of reversing the Treaty of Versailles  and uniting Austria and Germany into a Greater German state completed, the high command and the Reichstag move towards a new policy of maintaining and enforcing order and stability in Central Europe. Berlin and the new government in Vienna pass a joint act known as the Return law inviting the Imperial family now under the leadership of Wilhelm von Hohenzollern III to return to Berlin and assume the position of Kaiser, along with this All other heads of states of the other member states of the Reich are invited back. WIth the houses of Hohenzollern, Hapsburg, Wettin, Wittelsbach, and others returning to Germany a wave of pro-conservative support consumes the Reich as a new age of Glory is declared for the restored Reich.Despite the supposed return of monarchist rule it is the military and the aristocracy that holds the real power. More troops are moved to East Prussia and Eastern Germany to protect against any possible eastern aggression. Berlin requests that Poland allow German troops to move through Polish territory at will to help promote military co-operation in the future and to help deter any possible Soviet aggression. Rocket, nuclear and chemical research continue to progress in good order as large funds go into the programs. The Panzer IV and Tiger Tank are developed, being the largest and most powerful of German tanks yet, the Panzer IV and tiger stands as a testament to German military prowess. The first jet plane of the Reich is developed known as the Messerschmitt Me 262 (a year early, but since I have resources to spare I don't see an issue with this.) enlargement of the air forces begins as The German High command see the key to any possible victory over the east in superior air control and overwhelming firepower in the face of Soviet superior numbers. Naval expansion also begins. However, investment in the navy is limited due to the need to concentrate resources in air and land power. Development of more sophisticated automatic weapons begins. Berlin starts to exert influence over Czechoslovakia to bring the state into the orbit of the Reich. The nuclear program continues in secret in Western Germany. However, funding remains low as results are still low and priority is given to the development of rockets, jets and other important tech. The economy starts to improve as the Reichmark grows in stability and importance, Berlin starts to pay off its large debt little by little through bonds that have no adverse effect on the growing economy and improve Germany's credit rate further improving the economy. With a mix of new jobs opening up thanks to growing confidence in the market and large scale conscription unemployment hits an all time low of 5%. Fortifications along the Memel Territory and the border with Lithuania are started. 
    • ​Dutch Dip: The Blues ask for the Germans to send troops to aid in the Revolution.
    • German Response: Despite the general pro-monarchist sentiment Berlin recognizes the importance of maintaining an alliance with the Dutch, and in secret pledges to support the new regime if they promise to compensate the royal family and allow them the dignity of an honorary title and all previous lands and income. 
  • Switzerland: Expands production in its factories, with everything from light bulbs to cars and trucks being produced. 
  • Republic of Colombia: Ecopetrol expands itself, adding on a new domestic energy department dedicated to powering millions of Colombian homes. The oil business continues to boom, with construction begining on Colombian-owned oil wells in the Cono Limon oil fields. Refineries are also set up to refine crude oil into petroleum and other fuel products. The military continues to be modernized with the mass production of small arms and military trucks. The Boeing 299 is formally adopted into the Colombian Air Force, with the first working model to be completed next year. The new plane is tenatively named the T-14 Pumarejo, after the now adored president of Colombia.
  • Brazil: President ramos continues his fiscal policy as the various major investments have continued to pay off financing the nations now decreasing debt. The Brazilian governments more conserative and business friendly policy has led to further development of the nations private industry with many new companies beginning to expand into the various previously only government sectors such as steel, automobiles and ship building. The Santos Naval works is a notable establishment taking over many Government and private contracts alike. The Naval works in general is given an order for nearly 30 submarines and another Fleet carrier to add to the Brazilian war fleet. The Newest fleet carrier and about ten submarines begin production with the Fleet Carrier named the San Salvaçao. The Fleet continues to develop its major tactics particularly its Carrier doctrine modeling it after Japanese carrier doctrine. The Nations army and marine corps show notable expansion of equipment as they both gain access to nearly 300 more tanks, with 100 being the EH-03 Vipers. The Marines get about half of each as do the army and the Marines also gain a bit more mechanized mobility gaining some lighter armed transport vehicles. The Brazilian air force also hits 1000 aircraft in a landmark. The Brazilian aeronautics industries also begin to produce more civilian based aircraft as airports become more commonplace. The Brazilian military for the first time considers a major organized reserve force. The Legislators debate this and in the end agree to put the Reserve force at nearly 2 million with all the potential reservists given training over the next few years. The Current Brazilian armed forces stand at 800,000. The Various transport systems out of the Brazilian coastline continue to be built with railways beginning to link up with a few of the closer interior locations. A Census report puts the new amazon settlements reaching nearly 200,000 total with much migration from Favelas and poor areas into the new resource and city settlements in the Amazons mostly concentrated around a 150 mile strip of various cleared lands heading into the amazons. The previous favela real estate continued to be reclaimed in good amounts as the slum houses are able to be straight up removed and replaced with legal housing among other things. The first construction of these end up being some middle class housing. However in a daring move, some new businessmen buy up large amounts of real estate to build some highrise apartments in the area. The Brazilian government continues to manage its battleship construction for Chile with their end of 1942 completion remaining a reliable estimate. Nereu Ramos as the commander in chief sacks and forces many older and incompetant generals from retiring emphasising his newer generals and admirals developing new doctrines. An anti corruption task force developed to hunt out tax evaders and other fallacious government officials arrests a few more and Ramos personally gives a speech saying that whoever comes forth now and is willing to give up those illegal assets will be spared prison time via a presidential pardon. Many hesitate at this but the few who do have the promise uphelp spurring more on. They are all further spurred on by a public demonstration and execution of the worst offenders of this via firing squad. Many people agree with Ramos' move to remove the corrupt from office. For all removed legislators there are flash elections to decide. This also spurs on another anti-corruption legislation to limit influence that businesses can exert on politicians.
    • Venezuela: The Venezuelan foreign diplomat officially warns Brazil that war may be imminent in Europe and advises that the nation be careful in their attempts to become a modern great power as it may draw them into a war they are not prepared for. In other news oil developments reach self sufficient and surplus production levels as the oil is refined and sent to various South American countries. The Venezuelan navy adds another destroyer as well and also develops a domestic sniper rifle based on Brazil's bolt action rifle. The Nation invests in a few small border outposts and forts favoring Brazil's mobile warfare method to handle incursions from their neighbors. 
  • Saudi Arabia: Military and economy improve. With the discovery of oil, the Saudi economy continues to grow. We continue to ask for nations to engage in development deals for oil, and oil-based infrastructure continues to grow. Industry continues to grow at a slow rate. Research into modern weaponry begins. Military stands at 60,000 men. Naval expansion plans begin, with the Saudis looking to expand their navy from a meager four ships to six ships. The Saudis continue to repair relations with the Yemeni Government, hoping to increase ties with the nation.The Saudi Nation continues to pursue trade deals with the US and/or Germany. We accept the Swiss offer.
    • German Dip: Germany agrees to the trade deal and offers to invest in developing the Saudi oil industry. 
  • Hungary: Hungary develops the economy and military. The military currently consists of 400,000 men, as conscription ends. The majority of Hungary's troops are located on the border with Romania. (Economy and military turn)
  • Guatemala is finally pushed beyond the point of no return by the provocations of Honduras' dictatorial government. The popularly elected President is shot and killed at a rally this year, purportedly by Honduran assassins. Although rational observers attribute the killing to domestic enemies, no one is in a mood for rationality. The Honduran government is ordered to give up the killers, which it refuses, and fire is exchanged on the border. The new President finally decides that these provocations can be endured no longer, and declares war. Three minutes after the declaration of war is sent, the Guatemalan and El Salvadoran National Armies cross the border, heading for Tegucigalpa. 100,000 troops cross the border into Honduras, while the Guatemalan air force attacks virtually unopposed.The Honduran people are encourage dot rise up against their oppressors, and many, particularly natives and the marginalized rural peasantry, revolt, while others simply use it as an excuse for general anarchy. The Honduran Army; demoralized, suffering from guerrilla attacks in its rear, and unable to supply itself from the intransigent peasants, is quickly driven back. Guatemala calls on the world community to aid it against the tyrannical and underhanded Honduran government, and offers trade and territorial concessions to any nation that provides aid.
  • France: France continues to renovate and improve its industry after seeing the Germany's new economic machine, and begin to try to compete with the Germans. France continues to build up its military due to the growing Communist threat in Eastern Europe. In the hopes to help prepare in case of another European war, the newest French Medium Battle Tank begins production with the first wave of the design have been rolled out, the Char B1 Tank. We also continue to build up our armored division we our newer tank designs now rolling out. French Armor Units: Renault R35, FCM 36, Char D1, Char D2, Char B1, Char 2C, AMC 34, AMC 35, and the SOMUA S35. The current French Army division stands at roughly 1,650,000 men due to the increased fear in Eastern Europe and more are being trained in case an outbreak of war occurs, with roughly 1,050,000 able-bodied men in reserve. We continue to build up and improve our naval forces. Small steps are made in the way of French aviation technology. We try to improve our economy with a few government programs to help aid its recovery. The freeing up of colonial holdings and giving them more power has allowed France to free up some excess funds to help maintain its current military, upgrade it, help recover the economy, and its infrastructure. We continue to maintain relations with our allies and trade partners. (Economy turn)
  • In the United States, Wallace is inaugurated as President. All people born henceforth in Puerto Rico are declared US citizens as the first step in a plan to make Puerto Rico a state of the Union. Captain America Comics #1 issues the first Captain America & Bucky comic. The National Gallery of Art is opened. The film Citizen Kane premieres. The US Army Air Forces is created from the former US Army Air Corps. Some economic stuff and military things in the Pacific.
  • Second Spainish Republic: After a long awaited, scheduled election, Niceto Alcalá-Zamora comes to power after a close vote. After Niceto talked with the mining corporations, the talks went extremely bad, and the value of the companies continues to drop. To add insult to injury, miners start to strike for higher wages and more healthcare benefits. He says in his inaugural speech "La industria minera en ruinas, sólo un liderazgo fuerte puede traer renovar el gran poder que tenía." which translates to "The Mining industry in in ruins, only strong leadership can bring renew the great power it had." "Niceto also states in his inguaral speech. España tiene el potencial para convertirse en una gran potencia en Europa, con el liderazgo correcto, economía y equilibrio militar." which translates to "Spain has the potential to become a great power in Europe, with the right leadership, economy, and military balance." Investments in the mining industry made by France and the USSR start to turn around the economy for the Republic of Spain. Rebuilding efforts continue in Gallicia, to restore the area to the way it was before the nationalist rebellion. Meanwhile, seeing Portugal as a threat and supplier of the Nationalist rebels, have confirmed his retreat and Portuguese support. Tensions start to escalate over accusations between the two nations, and secretly an invasion is planned for sometime next year. Some progress is made into Portugal, but not a notable amount. [Mil/Econ Turn]
    • Spanish-German diplomacy: Spain asks Germany to invest into its economy, to help Spain gradually move away from Socialist influence and to keep the Republic stable.
    • Guatemala asks for Spanish assistance in oil exploration and offers 50% of any production, with all expenses paid by Guatemala.
    • Spainish Diplomacy: Spain agrees, and sends its best geographers to go locate oil for Guatemela.
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union under Marshall Tukhachevsky works hard to industrialize and improve both the nation and the military as a whole. Industry across the nation is encouraged regardless of whether it is by free or forced labor. The central planning committee and the military agree to construct some factories and munitions plants behind the Urals and Caucasus mountains in the event of possible invasion, and a few small ones are built up in the far east as well. The military, especially the officer corps, begins to study the theory of deep operations and learn how to apply it in most military scenarios. Other branches of the military like the aerial forces and the navy are also built up a bit, but more slowly. The navy in particular is the least built up, although all three main fleets see a slight increase in spending. The war breaking out in Europe forces the military to consider the possibility of war, and the actions of the Turks are not helping inspire Soviet confidence on a one front war. The military increases the number of soldiers under its total command from 800,000 to a full million in the preparation of such a war. The deployment of the forces is classified, although it is estimated that there are 500,000 in Eastern Europe, 250,000 in the Caucasus, 200,000 in Central Asia and 50,000 in the Far East. Basic border fortifications are established in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. The Soviet Navy gets a significant increase in funding this year, as the Soviet government aims to broadly increase the fighting capabilities of its Pacific, Black and Baltic fleets. Tank designs are also a major area of concern, as the military tactic of deep operations demands an industrialized and modern military. The KGB and NKVD are both reformed and reformated in order to help the Soviet intelligence network keep up with the rapid changes taking place in the military. Defense networks along the Polish border are constructed, as the Soviet government does not trust the actions of the Polish and fears that the Soviet Union might be next on some list of targets. The Soviet Union holds true to its word and pulls back from the Polish border a bit now that Poland has withdrawn from Lithuania, although the Soviet Union also keeps to its word and helps the Estonians and Latvians prepare their own defenses with the aid of Soviet bases and troops.
    • Mongolia: Not much happens here right now. Some training of troops and limited industrialization occurs, but the country is still mostly agricultural or pastoral. Persecution continues to decline a bit as authorities see the monks as less of a problem at present. 
    • Tuva: Not much happens here right now. Some training of troops and limited industrialization occurs, but the country is still mostly agricultural or pastoral. Persecution continues to decline a bit as authorities see the monks as less of a problem at present. 
    • East Turkestan People's Republic: Not much changes here, although a provisional armed forces are established to patrol over the entire country and the provisional government sets up shop in Urumqi. The provisional government begins, with Soviet assistance, to ensure that the benefits of Communism are apparent and available to everyone. Deportation of ethnic Chinese to China or labor camps continues. 

1941.5

The first offensive operation by a major power against a major power in 1941.5 will receive a +15 bonus in the algorithm. Go forth and slaughter yourselves - Pita

Note to all players, Keep army sizes realistic, at any given moment the great powers militaries should not be going above 5 to 6 million due to your doctrine and how many nations chose to equip their militaries. The Soviets and US might be the only exceptions to this (with the US in choice circumstances) and the Soviet combat doctrine WW2 on being overwhelming firepower even then in 1945 the Soviets only had 6.5 million troops on the Eastern Front. 

The Greek economy collapses, after Greece's extremely large army has taken a large toll on the economy. The Greek people then rise against the government, outraged. (The Greece player has ignored every warning, he has to pay the price.)

  • Downsizing my army by 200,000 is ignoring? This is ridiculous, the Greek Army fielded more than 430,000 men in OTL during WWII, so 450,000 is perfectly acceptable.

Major powers:

  • United States
  • Japan
  • Germany
  • USSR
  • France
  • Britain
  • Turkey: Mustafa Fevzi Çakmak became the Second President of Turkey. Known to be a keen supporter of Socialism; he implemented laws in order to bring forth sweeping political, social and cultural reforms which would separate Turkey from Ottoman tradition and embrace Westernized way of living. However, Mustafa surely did not believe that a Westernized Turkey was bound to reach success for economic reforms too had to be implemented, although the premier maintained state interventionism in economy. This involved the construction of a cotton print factory and a Turkish aircraft factory at Istanbul as well as many factories through the nation. Many state-owned factories for agriculture and textile industries too were handed over to private owners which led to major industrial growth. Moreover, the Turkish textile industry soon rose to becoming the top one in Europe. Mustafa initiated the start of model farms which were setup in large number throughout the state, and in turn privatized whilst the state itself invested its budget on construction of a railroad system to link the entire state of Turkey. The Central Bank of Turkey was established primarily to look over the exchange rate, and secure government funds and Turkish reserves. However, the government was particular in nationalizing all Turkey tobacco farms in order to set about a complete monopoly over its export. Along with this, many major industries such as the armaments industry and the steel industry were nationalised, with the textile industry being the only industry not to become nationalised. Generally, Mustafa promoted literacy and education in Turkey, and had in total; invested 5% of the GDP for education. Moreover, being a Turkish Nationalist; he encouraged education in Turkish and was supportive of the spread of Turkish culture and a law was passed which made all schools (private or federal) following the same syllabus. But all the while, he made sure to keep maintain law and order in Turkey by initiating the establish of the Federal Espionage and Security Force [FESF] which basically acted as an authoritarian force to look over crime, corruption and tax evasion. The FESF was also kept as a secretive group to exist for counter-intelligence missions. The Turkish military itself stood at 250,000 men, and by now; it was equipped by modern German rifles. Turkey also served to export the large number of minerals, being abundant in chromite, boron, iron ore, copper. Meanwhile, fortifications established near the border with the USSR are dismantled. The Zafer Project, however, continues, aiming at establishing a major defence system to defend Turkey; concentrating on the complete defence of Turkish coastline and the Bosporus Straits in particular. The naval headquarters was at the same time, established at the Golden Horn and mass funding was given to strengthening the navy and the aerial forces. This leads to the naval forces expanding to 50 ships and a total of 30,000 marines. The air force stood at 412 aircraft, mainly consisting of fighters and transport units. Around the sametime, the Turkish authority had started reverse-engineering the French CharB1 Tanks and producing Turkeys very own Atlay I Tank in large amounts. The infantry itself was armed with German rifles where were now produced by the arms industry on regular bases. The construction of the port is termed a great success and investors are attracted from all over the world to invest in the Erdimir Port and by now it served as a great commercial port.. The population is met with a sharp and steady increase, reaching 17.5 million due to the success of Fevzis agricultural and industrial reforms. [Mil/Eco Turn]. President Mustafa Fevzi Çakmaks announced the dismissal of many religion-based laws implemented by Kemal. With war breaking out in Europe, the Turks initiate mass production of tanks and armaments and seeing the situation, we announce complete Turkish sovereignty over the Bosporus Straits; voiding the Treaty of Lausanne. Nevertheless, all nations are still free to use the Straits. [Just clearing it up]. Meanwhile, a diplomat is sent to the USSR to request the purchasal of 200 T-34 Tanks and 150 KV-1 Tanks. In return, the Soviet authorities are offered payment as well as complete support in the war if the German forces were to ever gain access to the Black Sea.
  • Second Spainish Republic: After a long awaited, scheduled election, Niceto Alcalá-Zamora comes to power after a close vote. After Niceto talked with the mining corporations, the talks went extremely bad, and the value of the companies continues to drop. To add insult to injury, miners start to strike for higher wages and more healthcare benefits. He says in his inaugural speech "La industria minera en ruinas, sólo un liderazgo fuerte puede traer renovar el gran poder que tenía." which translates to "The Mining industry in in ruins, only strong leadership can bring renew the great power it had." "Niceto also states in his inguaral speech. España tiene el potencial para convertirse en una gran potencia en Europa, con el liderazgo correcto, economía y equilibrio militar." which translates to "Spain has the potential to become a great power in Europe, with the right leadership, economy, and military balance." Investments in the mining industry made by France and the USSR start to turn around the economy for the Republic of Spain. Rebuilding efforts continue in Gallicia, to restore the area to the way it was before the nationalist rebellion. Meanwhile, seeing Portugal as a threat and supplier of the Nationalist rebels, have confirmed his retreat and Portuguese support. Tensions start to escalate over accusations between the two nations, and secretly an invasion is planned for sometime next year. Some progress is made into Portugal, but not a notable amount. [Mil/Econ Turn]
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved, and some new roadways are built. More Buddhist temples are also built.
  • GEACOP: Due to an utter breakdown in relations and a want for Indochina, GEACOP votes on invading French-controlled Indochina. Military stationed on Timor, Papua, Japan, and Guangzhou instantly begin bombing raids. Leaflets are dropped to the Vietnamese promising prosperity and more autonomy.
    • Japan: Declares war.
    • Korea: Declares war.
    • Imperial China: Declares war.
    • West Papua: Declares war.
    • Menjiang: Declares war.
    • Occupied East Timor: Declares war.
  • Tibet: Our military now numbers at 50,000 soldiers. We now have 350 aircraft and 100 armored viechles on order and should arrive within the next six months. For security purposes and fear of sabotoge we move 12,000 troops to the border with Bhutan and 15,000 soldiers to the border with China. Construction of the Trans-Tibet Highway begins now and should be complete in two years time. We also open a new 5,000 acre industrial park in Lhasa. Insight of the recent German/Japanese/Polish war on the Soviet Union we open our borders to refugees in hope of gaining a larger workforce. May Buddha always smile down on Tibet!
  • German Reich: With the Japanese invasion of The Soviet Far East, Berlin decides that the time for war is now while the soviets are vulnerable. Moving a large force of 1.5 million troops through Poland the Reich declares war on the Soviet Union with the intention of ending Communist expansion into Europe and "Protecting" the civilized world from eastern oppression. The reserves are called into active service swelling the Wehrmacht to a stunning five million with most being deployed to the east while  people are recruited. Under the nominal command of Heinz Gundurian, Albert Kasselring, and Erich von Manstein, the German forces embark on an ambitious two pronged attack with half the forces marching into Lithuania to engage the troops stationed there while the second group of soldiers moves to encircle them through Poland. More troops amass in Poland to prepare for the expected counter offensive or attack against Poland. Germany demands that their Polish allies support the German war effort and join the war, Germany also calls on Turkey, Hungary, and other anti-Communist countries to join the fray. A mass bombing campaign begins across the border region of Poland and the U.S.S.R. and from East Prussia against Soviet positions in the Baltics, while the German air forces move to take control of the skies. With Germany now in a state of war with the Soviet Union, Berlin declares rationing, nation wide conscription, and a war economy with the entire industrial complex already militarized pumping out large amounts of armored vehicles, namely panzers, tiger tanks, and APC's. It is prognosticated that the German armed forces will be at an all time high of 6.5 million within a year and a half once conscription classes have been trained and shipped onto the Eastern Front. Though many will be split between the different fronts and others will be in the reserves.  Research into jet, rocket, nuclear, chemical and other techs continue as the Germans now look for an edge over their Soviet foe. State propaganda steps into overdrive as the government calls for volunteers to help the fatherland in the war against the eastern savages. Defences in Silesia, East Prussia and in Poland are started with Polish permission. Germany offers FInland an alliance and an opportunity to liberate their Karelian brothers from Soviet oppression (needs mod response.)  In an effort to counter the French invasion of the Rhineland troops are diverted to in large numbers to defend the Rhineland and attack the treacherous French. With an effort to make a strong stand at the Rhine. The German army in the Rhineland moves to engage the French at all costs, with Erich von Manstein taking command of the army being shifted from the eastern command due to his experience in defensive campaigns. Berlin appeals to the German allies to help defend against French treachery. The Austrian military of 700,000 is mobilized and brought under the command of the Reich (I hadn't previously incorporated the Austrian troops) and sent to help defend the Rhineland. 
    • ​Turkish - German Diplomacy: We decline the German offer to take part in the offensive against USSR.
    • Are you sure you can get ten million soldiers in your invasion of USSR.
    • ? Even after conquering almost all of Europe, the Germans were able to send only 3.8 million to invade the USSR and you plan on sending an additional ten million in two turns? 
    • I would have a military force of ten million. I wouldn't actually send that many to fight in the USSR. At most I'd send five million. 
    • Please be a bit more realistic. the Grand total of forces that served in WW2 for the German military was 20 million, no way you can jump up your forces like that and supply them. 5-6 million would be your max fieldable force at any given moment. You would be more concerned with well supplying five million men than poorly supplying twice as much (which is exactly what you would do no exceptions. Please adjust your numbers to more realistic levels. Just because you can field ten million men theoretically doesn't mean you can plausibly field ten million men. -Feud
    • Fixed the troop numbers. With Blood and Iron (talk) 16:42, March 4, 2015 (UTC)
  • Poland: We begin by improving military and economy. We then declare war on the Soviet Union, as well as the Communist country of Yugoslavia. We authorize the Germans to move any forces they like through Poland, though we ask them not to kill any Jews, as they are a key part of our population. We also send some scientists to Germany to work on their Nuclear Program. We ask France and Germany for tanks and airplanes. We already have trenches built along the Soviet border, and we hold strong to our border with them, keeping many troops there. We ask Bulgaria and Czechoslovakia to declare war on the USSR and Yugoslavia. We fully bring in our reserve forces, and our army is back to 1,120,000 men. We institute conscription, and enter into total war, instituting rations. Support for the war is great within Poland.While keeping some troops on the border with the Soviet Union, we actually invade Lithuania, with about 450,000 of our men, in addition to some airplanes and tanks.This invasion is led by Piotr Krol, while the defenses on the border are led by Lukasz Wiater and Jacenty Sluraczyk. We hope to defeat Communism. We would like to remind the powers of Europe who are picking a side that Germany and Poland declared war to stop the spread of Communism, while France declared war to "'use the diversion of their main forces on the Eastern Front to rush into western Germany with the full force of our army". It is more justifiable to join us.'
    • Germany isn't anti-semite this game, while it has prejudice against Jews no more so then any other country, I've used the Communists and Soviets as the focus point for German nationalism and hatred not the jews. many jews are still in the armed services since they weren't removed from their posts and they are still citizens of the Reich. 
    • also on another note no one knows about the German nuclear program this kind of thing was secret during the 40s. ao no one other then a few would know about it specially not another country. 
  • France: France continues to renovate and improve its industry after seeing the Germany's new economic machine, and begin to try to compete with the Germans. France continues to build up its military due to the growing Communist threat in Eastern Europe. In the hopes to help prepare in case of another European war, the newest French Medium Battle Tank begins production with the first wave of the design have been rolled out, the Char B1 Tank. We also continue to build up our armored division we our newer tank designs now rolling out. French Armor Units: Renault R35, FCM 36, Char D1, Char D2, Char B1, Char 2C, AMC 34, AMC 35, and the SOMUA S35. The current French Army division stands at roughly 1,700,000 men due to the increased fear in Eastern Europe and more are being trained in case an outbreak of war occurs, with roughly 1,100,000 able-bodied men in reserve. We continue to build up and improve our naval forces. Small steps are made in the way of French aviation technology. We try to improve our economy with a few government programs to help aid its recovery. The freeing up of colonial holdings and giving them more power has allowed France to free up some excess funds to help maintain its current military, upgrade it, help recover the economy, and its infrastructure. Seeing the declaration of wars by Japan and Germany, on the Soviet Union, we take this opportunity to declare war on Germany. We use the diversion of their main forces on the Eastern Front to rush into western Germany with the full force of our army. We move our entire 1.7 Million active force along with the bulk of our Armor and Air force into the Saarland, Rhineland, and the Ruhr; with famous military leader Charles De Gaulle leading a majority of our forces. We call in the reserves to become full time active military personnel adding another 1.1 Million to our forces, we then continue mass training to fight the Germans. The bolster of our European navy is sent in to attempt to blockade and destroy the German Navy, and the one's stationed in our colonies are set to defend and protect the colonies. The war with Germany allows us to reinvigorate the people to fight and prove to Germany who the strongest military force on Continental Europe is, allowing for the youth to flood in to join the military and do their fathers and grandfathers proud. We inform our colonies to bolster up their defenses in Indochina to protect from probable Japanese attacks. We call upon the Polish to dissolve their alliance with the Germans, we call upon our allies of Spain, the Netherlands, the Swedish, and Great Britain (Crim, seriously post for once), and we advocate for various other nations to fight against the Japanese and Germans in any possible way. We continue to maintain relations with our allies and trade partners. (Military/Economy turn)
    • Ethiopian Dip: We request either a purchase of Djibouti or access through Djibouti in return for payments, an alliance and exclusive trading rights or face the consequences(an ultimatum). We would also like to purchase arms, tanks and airplanes.
    • Ethiopia can't threaten dipshit. No logic why the poorest nation in the world would like a small port which a major a European power controls ...
    • With the French at war with our collaborators, we divert some of our troops to attack Indochina - GEACOP
    • Dutch Dip: While we value the French as our allies, we choose to remain neutral at least for now. 
  • Iran: For our own security, we declare neutrality in the Soviet-German war but the Shah is sympatic to the anti-Communist movement and thus continue to sell them oil. The army continue to be modernized at an increasing rythim and the army is partially mobilize in case that a faction of the war cross our frontier. the State meet with minority in Iranian Azerbaijan and Iranian Kurdistan to talk about the creation of autonomous states.
  • Greece: The Greek military stands at 450,000 men in total, with all reservists having been called up due to the outbreak of the war. Because of the war, 150,000 men are deployed to the Metaxas Line fortifications on the border with Yugoslavia. Tensions are high, and Greek nationalism is also high. For the time being, the Kingdom of Greece will remain neutral.
  • Finland: President Risto Ryti accepts the German alliance and joins against the Soviets. The Finnish Defense Force attacks Karelia and Murmansk with a force of 225,000 men, 25 tanks, and about 100 aircraft. Attacks in Karelia are spearheaded towards the capital of Petroskoi. The local Finns an Karelians of the region support the Finnish Army to a degree, making the advance slightly easier. The President condemns the French attack against Germany.
    • that makes no sense finland has nothing to gain from war with the Germans their main enemy where the soviets.With Blood and Iron (talk) 10:24, March 4, 2015 (UTC)
    • I agree with Nk here, I'd see Finland join against the USSR, rather than against Germany. 
    • Final Decision: Finland wouldn't logically declare war on Germany. If anything, it would join them against the Soviets. So no.
  • Switzerland declares a full mobilization, with troops numbers drastically increasing to 382,000 in a matter of days following the outbreak of war in Europe. Nationalism and patriotism run quite high. The whole country is on high alert and General Guisan is temporarily named head of state during the duration of the war. Blackouts are ordered for most areas of Switzerland and the air force is put on full alert. 1000 soldiers are also sent to Liechtenstein to help defend that country from any potential risks, and Gen. Guisan extraordinarily orders a blackout there as well.
  • Republic of the Eight United Netherlands: The monarchy falls when the Blues conquer Amsterdam and capture Wilhelmina. Juliana tries to escape but fails to do so. Jan de Witt is proclaimed president of the Netherlands. There are only a few minor uprisings. Rotterdam is the new capital of the Republic. Expand mil and eco. Wilhelmina and her husband Heinrich are imprisoned in Den Haag. Juliana is imprisoned in Amsterdam. In recognition of Germany's friendship, the Republic send 75.000 men to help the Germans defend the Rhineland, declaring war on France. Jan de Witt states Germany as a friend of the republic, and a victim of French aggression. 25.000 men of the standing army stay in the country, and are sent to Brabant. Conscription starts, with everyone 18+ 'forced' to become a soldier, raising the current army (including the Rhineland troops) to 350.000. 
    • ​Tibet:''  In exchange for diplomatic recognition, Tibet offers 2000 soldiers to support the Netherlands in their war effort.
    • Dutch Dip: Sure.
    • German Dip: The German Reich requests that Dutch ports be left open to supplies reaching the Germans 
  • Canada: With war breaking out in Europe, Canada waits to see what the UK will do before entering. However, the Interprovincial Highway System is sped up, hopefully to improve infrastructure for a possible war. The rest of the "Provincial" class ships are laid down, and the production of Marten fighters will continue even after the current batch of 75 is done, at the rate of ten a month until further notice (60 a turn). The tanks that Canada purchases from New Zealand are used for the base of a mechanized force. Volunteers for all three branches of the military are welcomed, but due to present peace the numbers are still low. Canada's Permanent Active Militia is renamed the Canadian Army (Permanent), while the Non-Permanent Militia is renamed the Canadian Army (Reserves). Only about 4200 men are in the Canadian Army (Permanent), while about 52,000 men are in the Reserves. This number grows to 10,000 men in the permanent Army in the six months of recruiting, while the Reserves only increase to about 55,000. The RCN and RCAF also gain new recruits, but are unable to serve until the new fighters and ships are ready.
  • New Zealand: With only two years until the elections Peter Fraser is seen as the most popular nominee. With the outbreak of the Soviet-German War, we offer 11 T-69 Sewell's to the German Army. We support Guatemala and El Salvador in their invasion of Honduras. We try to build up our economy as the Bank of New Zealand rises. The Flower corvettes and Provincial class destroyers from Canada are put up as patroll ships, patrolling the coasts. As five months ago Ethiopia asked for ten T-69 Sewell tanks, we ship ten T-69 Sewell to Ethiopia. The M1A1 Chessman continues to be under heavy building, it is suspected to be first released in 1951, however, most tanks that we will produce will be for defense and for rare things, war, however, in order to make more tanks, we have to have a good economy. Therefore, farms are built up, and 20% of the money goes to the Government and 80% to the farmer, also, Taxation for $0 – $14,000 becomes 10.9%, Taxation for $14,001 – $48,000 becomes 18.3%, Taxation for $48,001 – $70,000 becomes 29.9%, Taxation for over $70,000 becomes 34.1%, and No-Nofification Taxation becomes 29.8%. Military aircraft are built up, most are bombers and attack aircraft, however, only three bombers are released and 2 attack aircraft due to New Zealand's poor economy. [Mil/Eco turn]
    • Poland: We would like to purchase the T-69 tanks from New Zealand.
    • New Zealand: We sell several T-69 (Sewell's) tanks to Poland
    • Do note that if UK helps France then you can't offer aynthing to Germany. 
  • Mandatory Palestine: With large immigration of European Jews to the holy land, most notably are dutch Jews fleeing the civil war in their country (who number around 10,000). The government decides to prepare for the likely flood of Jewish immigrants fleeing the European conflict with the nation's infrastructure being improved by building a series of transnation highways. Efforts are also made to reduce tensions between the different ethnic groups after the Arab revolt. Nationalist movements begin to attract more and more attention with many political parties supporting these movements, recently the actions of the British administration have been hit with accusations of corruption and ineffectiveness further increasing the size nationalist movements. The New Palestine Party (NPP) begins to gain mainstream attention. Following diplomatic talks Britain has allowed mandatory Palestine to build a national army.With this permission We dissolve the paramilitary group ,Haganah, into our military increasing its numbers by 21,000 bringing the total up to 24,500 . Also plans are drawn up to create a small air force using modified Spitfires and Hurricanes. However, with upgraded in relation to recent technological advances and modified for desert warfare, the first prototypes are scheduled for 1942  (military/infrastructure turn).
    • Transjordan: Infrastructure are improved. Archaeological expeditions are given the Emir's blessing allowing for many British expeditions to take place in the region. In light of recent laws and efforts in Palestine, Transjordan also puts in place a series of laws to reduce tensions between Muslims and Christians. The Emir - with the permission of the Palestine government - has recruited 500 troop to serve in the royal Transjordanian army, bringing the total up to 1,000 (military/Infrastructure).
  • British Raj: India continues to improve its infrastructure and build up its military. The Indian population continues to grow slowly, as a few new farms are built mostly on rivers. New parts of roads are built and a very few houses are built in largest cities in India. Tensions between Hindus and Muslims rise in India. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in India. However, massive production of military progress is highly! The British Indian Army continues drilling infantry troops to highly military ranks and currently reaches about 750,000 military troops. The British Raj buys some more ships from United Kingdom to appear it on Indian navy. Meanwhile in competition news, two Indian automobile manufacturer companies was founded and begins producing some famous cars, then sells its Indian cars to Iran and Thailand. With war breaking out in Europe and Asia, India waits to see what the UK will do before entering.
  • Ethiopia: After France has declined our offer, we declare war against those French in defense of Germany who rather align with those Communists. We request arms, airplanes and tanks from Germany. In our declaration of war, we send a force against Djibouti in a lightning speed attack and quickly fortify it. We continue in industrializing in unsuccessful conversion into a military-industrial complex. We conscripted 400,000 men since that is a realistic number and after we seize Djibouti, we will build a navy.
    • ​400.000 is too much. You also haven't siezed Djibouti yet. Unless you mean if we sieze Djibouti. 
    • But Ethiopia fielded 340,000 troops against Italy and I meant if in a more commanding point of view.
    • This is coming out of nowhere.
    • In his defense, Ethiopia was historically able to field hordes of troops. Our friend here is fielding only half of his OTL military. ~Viva
  • Indian Independence League: Underground mass recruitment from the Raj populace continues. Bose attempts to contact Italy, as well as Japan, and possibly, Germany to broker a deal for the purchase much needed heavy equipment as well as tanks and other weapons in preparation for an uprising. Revolutionary government machinery starts to take shape. In July of that year. 
    INA Parade

    Military parade of the INA in Port Blair, following the declaration of independence

    some INA units seized the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, taking Port Blair after some weeks of fighting. Bose arrives in a submarine to the city the following day, and became the scene of declaration of India's independence from British rule, and the proclamation of the Provisional Government of Free India, or the Azad Hind in short.

I'm still in the middle of schooltime, so I might not post much. IstocnoSarajevo (talk) 12:31, March 4, 2015 (UTC)

  • Belgium: Some temporary wars going out in Europe. M54 is developed officially, carrying the troops for equipment with pistols. No engage information yet, but the war still looks to be in place. Increasingly, the troops stands about 80,000, but for these changes will need to guide through. We ask any country who is in the war to join them if needed.
    • Poland: We ask for an alliance against Communism and those who align with Communism.
    • Belgium: We accept the alliance.
  • Argentina: The heavy landing ship is launched. With war in Europe, 8000 more soldiers are drafted into the various branches. The Air Force received another ten planes, and the Navy, 6. We continue to influence Uruguay (Turn Two of Six). The government orders another 50 light tanks, and 30 artillery guns. The Navy deploys two destroyers and several patrol boats to protect our shipping. We deploy the carrier, battleships, cruisers, two submarines, six destroyers, and the carrier air squadron out to sea as well for war games. Work on a submarine begins, using the same designs as before. Work on The aircraft carrier is 90% completed. The work on a jet fighter continues, as does work on the infantry tank. After some issues the tank will be ready by early 1943. 100 are ordered in advance. The government remains completely neutral, and expands national infrastructure. Mass transit in Buenos Aries is complete. We are completely out of the depression. (Military/Infrastructure turn)
  • Ireland: After a successful re-election campaign, Fine Gael and the Labour party are Banned by the Irish Corporatist Party. The reason given is the conspiracy to begin a Coup against the governemnt. This effectively makes Ireland a one party state. The Garda Siochanna is given orders to arrest all peoples suspected of being supportive of socialism. We announce our support of Japan and Germany in the invasion of the Soviet Union and we offer the German Reich a trade deal as well as inquiring about opening an embassy in Berlin. We begin the expansion of our army from 20,000 to 50,000 full time members as well as introducing conscription for all capable men between 16-45. We begin the deportation of British citizens. Factories begin to open up in Dublin and mass migration from the countryside to the city occurs. We seek to buy 50 tanks and ten bombing aircraft from any nation willing to supply us. In exchange we promise to reward them heftily will much money as well as trade deals. We begin the construction of Drydocks in Cork, hoping to turn it into the nations military capital. Construction on the Nations largest Airport also begins in Cork. The ISA (Irish Street Army) is set up to spy on citizens. Anti-Sermitism begins to decline after a campaign by Eoin O'Duffy. We announce support for the Indian Independence League and wish to give them funding if they accept.
  • Brazil: Amazed by the scale of the war outbreaks in Europe and Asia Brazil declared outright neutrality wishing to remain outside of Europe's problems, However, all trade will resume and Brazil guarantees that it will defend its trade ships from undue attack by any foreign power to guarantee its shipments remain en route to their destination countries. Nereu Ramos delivers a live speech to his people only to suffer an attempted assassination by an apparent ultra-right Fascist wishing to bring Brazil's developing might against the USSR. Ramos, however, after taking a hit and watching the man get arrested has his wound bound, and he stands back up and delivers his speech to "Remain neutral until such a time as the War ends or Brazil itself is threatened." The public opinion of Ramos following this jumps to an all time high with nearly 77% of people supporting him and many of his previous enemies respecting him for his bravery and resolve in delivering the speech and keeping Brazil Neutral. Vargas himself makes a public appearance as well declaring his personal opinion on keeping Brazil neutral. The military of Brazil, however, is put on a heightened alert due to the expansion of conflicts and major convoys begin to be escorted for good measure by destroyers not part of battlegroups. The Brazilian Submarine fleet also begins to patrol atlantic routes. The Brazilian army also gives notice to its reserves to be ready just in case. Guatemala is given some minor finanacial support as well as a friendly shipment of 30 EE-T1 Medium tanks with their new 76mm guns. Brazil requests that following the war with Honduras that a Brazilian naval base be allowed to be established as well as closer relations. The Brazilian air force also grows a bit as well adding another 200 planes to its air force. The National industry also continues to grow as more private industry begins to open up. The company Aeronautica InternationalOfficially releases its own domestically developed aircraft and also begins to develop a jet engine for use by the Brazilian market. The Brazilian Navy in order to observe the war between Honduras and Guatemala deploys the Battleship Minas Gerais, seven destroyers, five frigates, one Cruiser, one Heavy Cruiser, five Submarines, and the Fleet Carrier Dom Pedro II. The fleet, however, signals to Guatemala it will not join in on any side in the conflict and is more interested in observing the conflict from the coast with patrol planes and line of sight. The Brazilian bomber fleet is given major formation training as they prepare for a potential war. Brazil, however, does increase its build up of supply ships, and troop transport in anticipation of potentially joining the war under whatever circumstances. Brazil calls on its new friends and developing allies, Chile, Argentina, and Peru to remain neutral as well and follow Brazil's neutrality example for the time being. Under a private arms manufacturer the first Brazilian Howitzer a 75 mm one. Brazil also officially announces its own maritime laws applying to the current wars going on and will give harbour or safe haven to any ships in danger on the condition that their main armaments be offline for the duration of their stay. This will only apply within Brazilian waters. The maritime law also states that any action between two beligerent powers will act as an offensive action on Brazilian soil and will result in the full seizure of all participants and their warships. All entrants will have Brazilian naval escorts to ensure these terms are met.
    • Venezuela: Venezuela begins to ready itself for potential conflict as well. Growing unrest under Brazilian influence nearly dissipates as the declaration of neutrality by Nereu Ramos even after surviving an assassination attempt by a Fascist, increases public opinion of Brazil ten-fold nearly overnight. Venezuelans celebrate in the streets from this as it seems none of their men will have to serve overseas for the conflict. The government, a little less sure of maintaining neutrality, draws a strategic reserve of forces to nearly 50,000. The Venezuelan navy also begins to patrol its coast a bit more heavily. The Nation's oil development picks up as Brazilian connections help export it to the countries at war requiring oil (Japan and Germany, somewhat France as well) and it begins to develop the Venezuelan economy to a bit heavier of an economy. 
    • German Dip: A German flotilla stranded from the fatherland requests Brazilian permission to operate out of Brazilian ports for the remainder of the war. Germany also thanks the Brazilian supplies sent to Germany and warn that they be sent in through Italy or the Netherlands to reach the Reich without issues.
    • Argentinean Dip: We agree with Brazil and remain neutral. We also request that the German fleet not be given safe harbor as that would violate the neutrality.
    • Brazil Dip: Brazil will give harbor to the German fleet under the conduct of Brazil's new maritime laws. The Convetion that applies is the housing of any ships in danger regardless of nationality and reason of danger. We do request the main guns of the German fleet remain offline for the duration of their berthing and only re-activate following the exit or near exit of Brazilian waters. Escorts will be provided
    • The United States: warns Brazil not to get involved in this European war, as it is incredibly dangerous to the other nations of the Americas. Feud, I don't trust you. Don't play games with America.
  • South Africa: Economic development continues in the nation, with strong growth rates thanks to the government's strong hand in preventing unemployment in the nation, and the education of new workers from the black African population. Expansion of the economy through mineral exploitation is the focus of the government-sponsored corporations in the nation, and plans to build oil platforms out in the Indian Ocean are set down by contractors. 100 Aasvoël I fighters are produced by South Africa, and stationed at military airfields throughout the nation, with the largest located outside of Pretoria. The South African military introduces its new heavy tank design, the Varke Md.I, weighing a total of 56 tons and sporting an 88mm gun. 75 of these tanks are ordered by the army, in addition to another 150 Verwoester Md.I medium tanks. Plans to upgrade the Verwoester Md.I with a heavier weapon are planned, though only until after the final order of Verwoester Md.Is is completed. Naval expansion is drawn up by the South African Navy, with plans for the production of five additional cruisers, ten destroyers, and fourteen frigates being laid down throughout the shipyards of the nation. Concerned with the conflict in Europe, South Africa tactfully declares itself neutral in the conflict, seeking to focus on affairs at home.
    • South-West Africa: The training of the new South-West African Militia is completed, and stationed in the city of Windhoek. The small force of 7,518 troops is deemed sufficent for the time being, and plans to provide 40 light tanks to the small force are underway by the South African government. Economic development continues as normal, though with the slowdown of immigration to the territory, the economy's growth begins to normalize.
  • Hungary: Hungary develops the economy and military. The military currently consists of 350,000 men, as conscription ends. The majority of Hungary's troops are located on the border with Romania. Miklós Horthy is overthrown, and Charles II becomes King of Hungary. The government purchase Skoda (Upvote approved) (Economy and military turn)
    • Poland: We ask Hungary to declare war on the Soviet Union, as Communism is a threat to the world. Also, if I remember correctly, you have an alliance with either Poland or Germany.
    • Note: Sorry to rain on your parade, but I just signed up as Czechoslovakia (before the new turn began), so I would still control Skoda. Pink Floyd Hammer Flag - The Wall I'd rather be a hammer than a nail...
  • Saudi Arabia: Military and economy improve. With the discovery of oil, the Saudi Economy continues to grow. We continue to ask for nations to engage in development deals for oil, and Oil based infrastructure continues to grow. Industry continues to grow at a slow rate. Research into modern weaponry begins. Military stands at 60,000 men. Naval expansion plans begin, with the Saudis looking to expand their navy from a meager four ships to six ships. the Saudi Nation continues to trade deals with the US. We accpet the German offer.  With Relations good between Saudi Arabia and Yemen, the Saudis begin to push their influence on the Yemeni government (Turn One of Six)
  • With the start of war between major powers abroad, the United States officially declares its neutral position in this war. America will not join or directly support a single side unless provoked by the other. However, trade with nations on both sides continues and lots of money is made. Although many Americans want to support France, they are on the same side as the Communists, and on the other hands, many want to support Germany due to Germanic roots. However, it is noted that Germany was an enemy of the US in recent times and as such the public remains generally divided. In preparation for any potential attacks on America, there is a significant buildup in the military and plans are made to divert funds into the military in case of war. 
  • Soviet Union: I pay less attention for two days, and this happens, lol. The Soviet Union is surprised and disgusted by the hypocrisy and treason that Germany and Poland have brought to the Soviet Union by invasion. Marshall Tukhachevsky formally declares war on Germany and Poland for their betrayal. When the invasion of Finland becomes apparent, the Soviet Union declares war on them as well. The military, the cornerstone of the Soviet Union's development over the last few years, is brought to bear against the perfidious enemies of the state. The military makes plans to draft at least another 1.5 million soldiers over the next few years in order to keep the fight going against the enemy. Industry, so far untouched by enemy forces, cranks out rocket launchers and T-34 tanks as fast as they can so they can reach the front in due time. The chemical weapons stockpiled over the last few years are brought out of storage but are so far not used, as the Soviet military would prefer to wait until the situation calls for them. Efforts to produce better planes are also encouraged to help win dominance of the skies. State propaganda is broadcast around the nation by every medium, encouraging men and women to help the state however they can, whether it is by donation, enlistment, or working in factories. Troops previously stationed in Estonia and Latvia are withdrawn to help with the war effort in the Soviet Union. However, the Soviet Union pledges to assist them if they too are invaded by the perfidious Germans or Polish. In other news, the war forces the state to take some drastic measures in order to provide for the common defense. Soviet diplomats around the world make the case to foreign governments that they were unjustly invaded and that it is Germany and Poland who are truly at fault here. The German ASSR is disbanded and the Germans are either shot or sent off to Gulags in order to provide labor for the regime. The offer of the Turks, while accepted, will take time to fulfill, mainly because of the war. What little money and resources can be devoted to the idea of a nuclear program is provided by the military after the KGB report that other governments, including the Germans, may be working on similar programs. Assuming that the Lithuanians and Soviets are able to turn the tide of the war, plans are made in order to launch an offensive into the hearts of Finland and Poland. It is on the battlefield that the ideas of deep operations are to be truly tested.
    • Tuva: The Tuvan People's Republic declares that it stands with the Soviet Union heart and soul, and volunteers are sent to the front to help turn back the enemy advance. As part of the Soviet Union's draft, the majority of Russians are drafted out of Tuva into the Red Army. 
    • Mongolia: As with Tuva, the Mongolians are aligned with the Soviets in heart and mind. Although some volunteers are sent to combat the enemy on the western front, the majority of the Mongolian Army remains in Mongolia, keeping a watchful eye on the Japanese along with 150,000 Soviet soldiers.
    • East Turkestan: The majority of the army goes to fight alongside their comrades on the western front, although some detachments remain in East Turkestan and Mongolia to keep an eye on the forces of the Chinese and the Japanese. 
  • In Guatemala, the war continues. Guatemala thanks Brazil and New Zealand for their support and provides Brazil with a naval base at La Ceiba, as agreed. Infrastrucutural development, including oil exploration, enables Guatemala to supply its domestic needs, and begin exporting oil to Spain, per the agreement.

1942.0

The war is on. Please enjoy your death.

  • Turkey: Mustafa Fevzi Çakmak became the Second President of Turkey. Known to be a keen supporter of Socialism; he implemented laws in order to bring forth sweeping political, social and cultural reforms which would separate Turkey from Ottoman tradition and embrace Westernized way of living. However, Mustafa surely did not believe that a Westernized Turkey was bound to reach success for economic reforms too had to be implemented, although the premier maintained state interventionism in economy. This involved the construction of a cotton print factory and a Turkish aircraft factory at Istanbul as well as many factories through the nation. Many state-owned factories for agriculture and textile industries too were handed over to private owners which led to major industrial growth. Moreover, the Turkish textile industry soon rose to becoming the top one in Europe. Mustafa initiated the start of model farms which were setup in large number throughout the state, and in turn privatized whilst the state itself invested its budget on construction of a railroad system to link the entire state of Turkey. The Central Bank of Turkey was established primarily to look over the exchange rate, and secure government funds and Turkish reserves. However, the government was particular in nationalizing all Turkey tobacco farms in order to set about a complete monopoly over its export. Along with this, many major industries such as the armaments industry and the steel industry were nationalised, with the textile industry being the only industry not to become nationalised. Generally, Mustafa promoted literacy and education in Turkey, and had in total; invested 5% of the GDP for education. Moreover, being a Turkish Nationalist; he encouraged education in Turkish and was supportive of the spread of Turkish culture and a law was passed which made all schools (private or federal) following the same syllabus. But all the while, he made sure to keep maintain law and order in Turkey by initiating the establish of the Federal Espionage and Security Force [FESF] which basically acted as an authoritarian force to look over crime, corruption and tax evasion. The FESF was also kept as a secretive group to exist for counter-intelligence missions. The Turkish military itself stood at 350,000 men, and by now; it was equipped by modern German rifles. Turkey also served to export the large number of minerals, being abundant in chromite, boron, iron ore, copper. Meanwhile, fortifications established near the border with the USSR are dismantled. The Zafer Project, however, continues, aiming at establishing a major defence system to defend Turkey; concentrating on the complete defence of Turkish coastline and the Bosporus Straits in particular. The naval headquarters was at the same time, established at the Golden Horn and mass funding was given to strengthening the navy and the aerial forces. This leads to the naval forces expanding to 52 ships and a total of 30,000 marines. The air force stood at 462 aircraft, mainly consisting of fighters and transport units. Around the sametime, the Turkish authority had started reverse-engineering the French CharB1 Tanks and producing Turkeys very own Atlay I Tank in large amounts. The infantry itself was armed with German rifles where were now produced by the arms industry on regular bases. The construction of the port is termed a great success and investors are attracted from all over the world to invest in the Erdimir Port and by now it served as a great commercial port.. The population is met with a sharp and steady increase, reaching 17.5 million due to the success of Fevzis agricultural and industrial reforms. [Mil/Eco Turn]. President Mustafa Fevzi Çakmaks announced the dismissal of many religion-based laws implemented by Kemal. With war breaking out in Europe, the Turks initiate mass production of tanks and armaments and seeing the situation, we carefully make our moves. With the arrival of the first batch of latest Soviet tanks albeit slowly, Turkey gears up for war. Well aware of the fact that the Greeks had been part of the Anti-Comintern Pact and that the current Greek crisis would certainly lead to German intervention. Fearful that any such Greece would be strictly opposed to the Socialist Turkey, not taking any chances we launch a major amphibious attack upon the Greek islands and specifically target major Greek naval bases. The attacks would certainly be entirely unexpected by the Greeks who up until this point have only been concerned with fortifying defences at their border with Yugoslavia and Bulgaria. 
  • Poland: Now that the Soviets have declared war on us, we move our troops out of Lithuania and back into Poland. However, we turn our attention to Germany, as we are in fear of losing our great protector to France. because of this, we begin to build fortifications on our border with Germany as well, and send some of our troops there. We ask Germany to put no more troops into Poland, and focus any new troops on the Western Front. Poplawski asks Germany to supply us with their models and bluprints for their war planes and tanks. We hope that this will help us defend ourselves against the USSR. Many Polish people are scared of the French invasion of Germany, and angered at Germany for leaving their land unguarded. We construct bomb shelters, and begin to bring out our stockpile of supplies. We are considering allowing women in the army in order to raise our strength. Textile factories focus on making uniforms, and metal factories focus on bullets. We are beginning to be suspicious of Germany because they sent so many troops into our territory, and warn them that any funny business and everything could change. The draft continues, and another 50,000 people are brought into the war. Our army is now at 1,170,000 men. We ask for the economic support of neutral countries so that our people can survive through this war.
  • Tibet: After some prepration we invade Bhutan, due to cultural and religious similarities with 12,000 soldiers alongside 50 armored vehichles and 150 aircraft which were already located along the border with Bhutan. We also move 15,000 soldiers to the border with Bhutan in case re-enforcements are needed. The first section of the Trans-Tibet Highway is completed the highway itself however, should be complete within a year. We also begin developing chemical weapons for the purpose of self-defence and the detterence of other states from invading Tibet. We have also begun ivestigation into the development of radiological weapons. May Buddha always smile down on Tibet!
  • Canada: With no news of the United Kingdom's involvement in Europe, Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King is cautiously optimistic that the Commonwealth and Empire will remain out of the war, but prepares Canada just the same. The Ontario and Quebec are finally launched, and outfitting takes place with a sense of urgency. Other ships in the navy are kept as updated as possible, and a plan for a crash construction program of corvettes and destroyers is prepared in Ottawa. The Marten fighter continues production, and the RCAF grows along with the number of fighters. By now over 200 new planes are finished, but production continues at its present rate (60 a month). The Canadian Army (Permanent) now has over 6,000 men, and the Reserve forces are at 59,000. The Interprovincial Highway System continues to be expanded: by now Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary and Edmonton are connected in the west, while a highway from Halifax to Toronto is more or less complete. Northern Ontario and the Rocky Mountains continue to pose issues, however.
  • In the Czechoslovak Republic, the economy continues to recover following the recent war with Austria and Yugoslavia. The nation was not too harmed in the conflict, and has managed to preserve most of its industry, including its powerful Czech-based industrial economy. This year, following a recent uptick in autonomist interests, the National Assembly devolves more power to the regional assemblies of Bohemia, Moravia-Silesia, Slovakia, and Carpathian Ruthenia. The Assebmly also stops appointed 1/3 of members to the regional assemblies, at the urging of the Republican Party of Agriculture and Smallholder People. Meanwhile, with war breaking out across Europe, Czechoslovakia decides that a neutral path would best preserve its re-earned independence. For that reason, diplomats are sent throughout Europe to ask for non-aggression pacts with GermanyFrance, and the USSR. We also turn to the UK, largely seen as a global force for good, and ask for them to guarantee our independence as the only democratic government in Eastern Europe in exchange for favored-nation trade status. We develop our economy and infrastructure, with an emphasis on flight.
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved, and some new roadways are built. More Buddhist temples are also built.
  • New Zealand: We support France in the war, and as the Soviet Union has declared war on Poland, we offer 20 modified T-69 Sewell tanks to Poland, and various supplies, and also sever ties with the tyrannical Soviet Union. However, we stay neutral, with sending troops or supplies to nations in need (that we support). We also send 45 warplanes to aid France, and some troops. We mobilize our navy around North Island to prevent from any attack, and encourage Australia to do so too. The Bank of New Zealand continues to rise, therefore meaning the economy is improving, therefore meaning a larger military can be established. Farms continue to be built in rural and near suburban areas. [Eco/Mil turn]
  • British Raj: India continues to improve its infrastructure and build up its military. The Indian population continues to grow slowly, as a few new farms are built mostly on rivers. Imperial Highway 1, the first built highway in India, is opened and routes between New Delhi and Agra. Tensions between Hindus and Muslims rise in India. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in India. However, massive production of military progress is highly! The British Indian Army continues drilling infantry troops to highly military ranks and currently reaches about 770,000 military troops. The British Raj buys some more ships from United Kingdom to appear it on Indian navy. Meanwhile, Indians tires to end the British rule in India and declares independence from United Kingdom, after INA units seized the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The most famous liberation party in India is National Monarchist Indian Worker's Party (NMIWP).
  • I wonder if India would declare independence merely due to rebels taking over some islands. It's not plausible, TBH. You're still part of the British Empire.
  • As the person above me said, this isn't happening. Not right now at least.
  • I know, but Indian War of Independence is coming on next turn, when NMIWP starts a revolution against British Rule in India. 
  • India was granted independence from Britain after WWII. All you have to do is ask lol.
  • Mandatory Palestine:Large immigration of European Jews to the holy land continues. The government decides to prepare for the likely flood of Jewish immigrants fleeing the European conflict with the nation's infrastructure being improved by building a series of transnation highways. Efforts are also made to reduce tensions between the different ethnic groups after the Arab revolt. Nationalist movements begin to attract more and more attention with many political parties supporting these movements, recently the actions of the British administration have been hit with accusations of corruption and ineffectiveness further increasing the size nationalist movements. The New Palestine Party (NPP) has become a major political force in the nation. In response to the war in europe we increase the size of our military by 15,500 bringing the total up to 40,000 . The first prototypes for our new aircraft, the PAI Hoopoe, begin to be built and tested. With full production seceduled for 1943 onwards.We await the UK's response to the global conflict. (military/infrastructure turn).
    • Transjordan: Infrastructure are improved. Archaeological expeditions are given the Emir's blessing allowing for many British expeditions to take place in the region. In light of recent laws and efforts in Palestine, Transjordan also puts in place a series of laws to reduce tensions between Muslims and Christians. The Emir - with the permission of the Palestine government - has recruited 1000 troops to serve in the royal Transjordanian army, bringing the total up to 2000 (military/Infrastructure).
  • Belgium: Now our standing troops reached into 85,000 and upgrading into 150,000. While the conflict is beginning in Europe, it's time to try help Poland to stop Soviets for taking Europe. We sent 25,000 troops to sent them in the war.
  • I seriously question the fact that Belgium would join in the war against the Soviet Union in support of Poland. There are numerous reasons for this. However, I shall only mention three.
    1. Belgium had maintained neutrality otl up until World War II, and if I am not mistaken; there have no major changes brought by Belgiums player to the Belgian neutrality.
    2. Belgium literally has nothing to gain from this conflict. Literally nothing, and Belgium participating in the conflict shall certainly result in Anti-war protests. 
    3. Belgium was very close to France and it would not make much sense for Belgium to be supporting the Germans. You could say "The help I am sending is for against USSR" but anyone could counter it by saying that the aid could be directed anywhere and where else than the Western Front?
  • Switzerland's industrial output continues and production from the new ZfK31/42 rifle to wheels continue normally despite the breakout of war. The government continues to stay neutral.
  • German Reich: With the Japanese invasion of The Soviet Far East, Berlin decides that the time for war is now while the soviets are vulnerable. Moving a large force of 1.5 million troops through Poland the Reich declares war on the SOviet Union with the intention of ending Communist expansion into Europe and "Protecting" the civilized world from eastern oppression. The reserves are called into active service swelling the Wehrmacht to a stunning five million with most being deployed to the east while  people are recruited. Under the nominal command of Heinz Gundurian, Albert Kasselring, and Erich von Manstein, the German forces embark on an ambitious two pronged attack with half the forces marching into Lithuania to engage the troops stationed there while the second group of soldiers moves to encircle them through Poland. More troops amass in Poland to prepare for the expected counter offensive or attack against Poland. Germany demands that their Polish allies support the German war effort and join the war, Germany also calls on Turkey, Hungary, and other anti-Communist countries to join the fray. A mass bombing campaign begins across the border region of Poland and the U.S.S.R. and from East Prussia against Soviet positions in the Baltics, while the German air forces move to take control of the skies. With Germany now in a state of war with the soviet union, Berlin declares rationing, nation wide conscription, and a war economy with the entire industrial complex already militarized pumping out large amounts of armored vehicles, namely panzers, tiger tanks, and apc's. It is prognosticated that the German armed forces will be at an all time high of 6.5 million within a year and a half once conscription classes have been trained and shipped onto the Eastern Front Though many will be split between the different fronts and others will be in the reserves.  Research into jet, rocket, nuclear, chemical ad other techs continue as the Germans now look for an edge over their soviet foe. State propaganda steps into overdrive as the government calls for volunteers to help the fatherland in the war against the eastern savages. Defences in SIlesia, East Prussia and in Poland are started with Polish permission. Germany offers FInland an alliance and an opportunity to liberate their Karelian brothers from Soviet oppression (needs mod response.)  In an effort to counter the French invasion of the Rhineland troops are diverted to in large numbers to defend the Rhineland and attack the treacherous French. With an effort to make a strong stand at the Rhine. The German army in the Rhineland moves to engage the French at all costs, with Erich von Manstein taking command of the army being shifted from the eastern command due to his experience in defensive campaigns. Berlin appeals to the German allies to help defend against French treachery. The Austrian military of 700,000 is mobilized and brought under the command of the Reich I hadn't previously incorporated the Austrian troops) and sent to help defend the Rhineland.
    • Poland: We are increasingly upset at the Germans. They went specifically against our wishes by invading Lithuania, and they have had negligent leadership leading to a French invasion. People in the country (the People's Party) want us to leave the war, others want us to switch sides (the Democratic Party) as we also an alliance with France and an NAP with the USSR, and you scared us into the war. So, we ask you to withdraw from Lithuania and send no more troops to the Eastern Front.
  • United Kingdom: The sun never sets on the British Empire! Edward VII remains king of Britain. As the United Kingdom recovers from its wheat harvest failure, the Communist sentiment in Britain begins to swell among the general populace. Communist sentiment in Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland grows. Rioting in Wales, Northern Europe, and Scotland reach an all-time high. A state of emergency is declared and British troops, slated to go to war with the USSR, are sent to maintain order. In September, the United Kingdom declares war on Communism. Rebels in Wales and Scotland rise. Led by Harry Pollitt, these Communists fight to rid Britain of its corrupt society and its aggressive ruling body. There are roughly 400,000 people in the British Army. The powerful British Navy also sees budget cuts; it owns 208 ships as of the end of this year. While this is still a massive navy, it is a drain on resources and money for the United Kingdom. The trading partnership with the Netherlands is accepted.
  • Greece: The Greek government calls up the army and the people to begin a total war against the Turk invaders. The Royal Hellenic Army transports a total of250,000 men to the east using the extensive railway networks built up over the past few years and to the eastern cities. Along with them are 20 tanks. That leaves 50,000 at the Metaxas Line near Yugoslavia. Another 150,000 remain spread out as garrisons of different cities across the country, with many converged on Athens. The Royal Hellenic Air Force takes off begins bombing theattacking Turkish ships, and providing support to the ground troops. Meanwhile the Royal Hellenic Navy scrambles from its bases that were not attacked and begins attacking the Turkish ships. The government of Greece calls on Germany to send it some Panzer tanks to help defend itself from Communist Turkey. In cities across the country, anti-aircraft batteries are set up and the factories are converted to wartime manufacturing.
  • I could literally not find anything plausible here. You are facing a total revolt. It should have been mentioned, but your already implausible army is rising up against you too, you have only about 75.000 loyal troops left. I am seriously advising the other mods to kick you. You have ignored every warning from mods, and now that you have been forced to suffer the consequences (the revolt) you ignore that too. 
  • I could literally not find anyhing logical in your argument. (1) I lowered my troop count when you told me to, by 200,000, which apparently you ignored. (2) The Greek people revolting makes no sense. They have been fed propaganda and have been an full of nationalism for the past decade and the leadership has thus become very popular. Them revolting now makes no sense at all. (3) Especially since the Turks are attacking now, there is no reason to revolt. The independence of the nation is on the line, everyone, especially since they are full of Greek nationalism, would be rushing to defend the nation. War distracts people from any problems that may otherwise happen, as history shows us. For example, during WWI Bulgaria was able to get an army of one million even though its population was just five million — lower than mine. I am seriously considering leaving if these absurd calls continue.
  • (1) HAHAHAHAHAHA. Check your last turn. (2) Your entire economy collapsed and your country is bankrupt. Your people have a LOT of reasons to revolt. (3) This is your only point where there is some sense. A part of the revolt would stop, but a lot of the revolters would continue. They are fed up with the leadership. 
  • (1) Good thing you pointed that out, proves my point — I originally had a total of 750,000 army men (ashen you combined reserves and active troops, as a mod pointed out). And as you can see, I lowered total troops to 450,000. (2) Economic collapse? Even when, in Bulgaria in OTL, one of every five Bulgarians was in the army, there was no economic collapse. Some economic hardships, but not a collapse by any means. I never even reached that point, where 1/5 of all people were in the army, so there would not be a collapse at all. (3) Why are they fed up? No collapse, improved and expanded railways for faster transport, renovated buildings and modernized cities and improved technology in general. Keeping the country out of war for this long. Being nationalistic and striving for a better Greece. Nothing to be mad at the leadership for.
  • (1) 450.000 is still WAY too much. (2) Bulgaria did that during the greatest war in their history, and had Austria, Ottomans and Germany backing them up. (3) There is a collapse, and the fact that no matter what you say, you have had a giant unsustainable army for multiple years during peace time, fucking up your economy, which leads to your country being poor. Your leadership has hurted the country more than it did it good.
  • (1) Ok stop right there, you did not reduce your army of 750,000 until only 2-3 turns ago. Until then you had an army greater than 10% of the entire populace. Your economy should've had collapsed long ago and you're lucky that the moderators noticed it only now. Moreover, the fact that you raised the military upto 750,000 before suddenly reducing 200,000; would not be taken happily by the 200,000 people in the military who would become unemployed. It would also bring about terrible effects upon your economy. For you to raise the funds directed to the military, then dropping them, then raising them again. I am afraid but plausibility has to be taken into account. (2) Stop right there. You're correct in saying that Bulgaria raised an army of 1.2 million in World War I. But at that time, Bulgaria was in a much better position than the rest of the Balkan states. Moreover, you're wrong in stating that there were economic hardships. The Bulgarian economy suffered terribly and a great majority of the Bulgarian army was badly equipped. It was because of this that the Bulgaria catipulated within two weeks after their defeat at the Battle of Dobro Pole. Finally, you no longer possess the means to have a large army. You're already suffering from a civil war and theres no way that it would happen. (3) Once again, that is incorrect. I don't even see how Greece could do all that whilst having an army that constitutes 10.7% of the entire populace. I am afraid that the funds diverted towards the military would completely dry out clean a great part of the Greek development funds. One more thing, judging by the fact that you funded support to Albania aginst Yugoslavia and you maintained a 700,000 army at peace times; I don't even see how you could argue 'we kept the nation out of war'. It doesn't even matter if you weren't at war because the civilians would have felt the same anyway. Their tax money being used to feed a large army that doesn't even do anything.
  • Speaking as a neutral voice in this, I could only find info on the size of the Greek military when it was invaded by the German army in OTL, which was about 430,000 strong at the time of the invasion. Realistically, that would be around the limit that the Greeks could adequately supply and maintain. If the Greek military was truly in the 700,000 range for several years, that would put considerable strain on the Greek economy. -MP
  • Norway: The new president of Norway, Alder Svalbard, has urged all troops and citizens "To be on guard against the threat of both Nazism and Leninism, for both of those paths lead to the death of our soldiers." However, in his speech, he has also told his citizens about his later plan for the nation, which is to stay neutral in the war, and it can be seen that his speech to stay on guard is to not defect to either power and to instead remain neutral with the rest of the country. Norway has publicly and privately affirmed its neutrality in the ongoing war, yet began a slight boost in ship production and tank production, thanks to reverse-engineered designs from the Soviet tanks destroyed and captured in Finland, some of which Norway was able to negotiate to get. A heavy water plant, Norway's first, begins construction today on a artificial island only accessible by a long, winding fjord, and would require either very high-altitude bombing or submarines with troops to destroy. It is estimated to be complete in February 1943. This program has been named top-secret by the President and his Defense Chief of Staff, as to make sure that Norway's burgoning nuclear program is unknown to outsiders or possible spies. Meanwhile, the clamoring of the "warmongers" rose to a fever pitch last night in Independence Square, pleading for the President to enter the war. However, the overwhelming sentiment in the country is to maintain neutrality for the forthcoming years. A jet fighter program has begun, with Kjeller Flying Machine Works submitting the superior design. Once testing and more research into jet technology is complete, we plan to begin production in October of 1944. The planned fighter (KjM 22) is a twin-engine jet aircraft, with twin 20mm cannon and two 12.7mm machine guns in the nose. Proposed speeds are around 428 miles per hour. Overtures have been made towards Argentina for support in this jet endeavor. A indiginous tank has been developed, the TaG-34 Mdl. 3, using sloped armor elements from the Russian tanks that comprise most of the army tank corps and heavy weaponry. The tank has two .50cal machine guns, one in the hull and the other on the commander's hatch on a swivel mount, and a 75mm L88 hypervelocity main gun. Speed tests record 30 kph on typical country terrain and 38 kph on paved roads. The navy has developed excellently, with around 50 combined ships of all types. Norway's third modern aircraft carrier was put into service today, and is currently completing its shakedown cruise. Relations with Sweden are good, and we expect to influence their government more as time goes on. Turn One of Six influencing Sweden.
  • Argentina: We launch our second aircraft carrier. The Air Force continues work on a jet fighter, and the Army begins a secret nuclear weapons program. The government remains neutral in the war in Europe, and completed the war games. The Air Force continues to work on a jet fighter. A prototype is due in 1943, and mass production is planned for 1945. The Navy lays down two more destroyers, to replace the two destroyers in 1912. The economy has completely recovered and transportation infrastructure continues to be updated. The Navy continues working on a submarine, and one will be laid down in 1946. Turn Three of Six influencing Uruguay.
  • Bulgaria: Bulgaria begins to shift within and to the Soviet Sphere of influence. Bulgaria develops the economy and infrastructure. The military starts to prepare for war, noticing the situation around the great country of Bulgaria. We continue to stay neutral during the warm wanting no damage done to the country itself, while Europe faces the horrors of war. 
  • Italy: We are hesitant to join in the war just yet, as we are not sure which side to join. We do, however, accept Turkey's offer to finally attack and secure Greece. We send in many troops and ships to the region, specifically to fight them.
  • South Africa: As the war in Europe rages on, the South African government begins to contemplate its role in the world and in Africa. Should Britain fall to the Nazis, South Africa would be left totally unprepared for a conflict should the continent find itself targeted by the Germans and their allies. Though military expansion and economic development have been underway for the last decade, many South Africans fear that they will not be ready should any European powers come to them seeking control of the neighboring protectorates. With Brazil not to far off undergoing massive military expansion, the danger of a Brazilian invasion begins to enter the minds of many civilians. With these fears in mind, the government, with the backing of the ANC and white South Africans, develops the Oorlewende Program. The goal of the project is to educate hundreds of thousands of black Africans and put them to work in factories, while simultaneously training thousands of white South Africans for military duty. Expansion of the national infrastructure has gone quite well, but the need for a military-industrial appartus has shown itself vital to South Africa's survival as an independent nation. Currently, South Africa requires lots of petroleum for the industrial projects at home and the military vehicles under production in the factories. To that eye, South Africa begins to eye Portuguese Angola as a target, seeking to take advantage of its defeat in the Iberian conflict just a few months ago. Putting its troops to the test, South Africa declares war on Portugal, seeking to "liberate" its African territories. However, the government invades Angola under the pretext of protecting the native Ovambo people of Angola, after relatives to the Ovambo in South-West Africa "complained" of the "suffering" of their fellow kinsmen in Angola. Likewise, South Africa states it will be liberating the Bantu peoples of Mozambique, seeking to aliveate their suffering under "harsh" Portuguese rule. The ambiguous nature of the word "Bantu", used at the insistence of the ANC, makes it difficult for observors to figure out which of the many black African ethnic groups in Mozambique South Africa is supposedly aiding, allowing the South Africans to move in without specifying who will benefit from their invasion of the territory. With the backing of the ANC in the media, South Africa mobilizes its troops and marches into Angola and Mozambique to intervene for "the duration of the crisis concerning the Ovambo and Bantu peoples".
    • South-West Africa: Troops from the South-West African militia are sent to Angola to aid the South African troops there, serving as guides in the barren terrain, and assisting in combat operations against the Portuguese. Many wealthy citizens in South-West Africa support the conflict as it helps expand the commercial centers of the territory, as soldiers moving through South-West Africa make stops in the capital and the northern towns seeking refreshment and lodging. An entire industry centered around the care and comfort of South African soldiers is created with the aim of exploiting the conflict to its fullest.
  • Second Spainish Republic: After a long awaited, scheduled election, Niceto Alcalá-Zamora comes to power after a close vote. After Niceto talked with the mining corporations, the talks went extremely bad, and the value of the companies continues to drop. To add insult to injury, miners start to strike for higher wages and more healthcare benefits. He says in his inaugural speech "La industria minera en ruinas, sólo un liderazgo fuerte puede traer renovar el gran poder que tenía." which translates to "The Mining industry in in ruins, only strong leadership can bring renew the great power it had." "Niceto also states in his inguaral speech. España tiene el potencial para convertirse en una gran potencia en Europa, con el liderazgo correcto, economía y equilibrio militar." which translates to "Spain has the potential to become a great power in Europe, with the right leadership, economy, and military balance." Investments in the mining industry made by France and the USSR start to turn around the economy for the Republic of Spain. Rebuilding efforts continue in Gallicia, to restore the area to the way it was before the nationalist rebellion. Meanwhile, seeing Portugal as a threat and supplier of the Nationalist rebels, have confirmed his retreat and Portuguese support. Tensions start to escalate over accusations between the two nations, and secretly an invasion is planned for sometime next year. Some progress is made into Portugal, but not a notable amount. [Mil/Econ Turn]
  • Saudi Arabia: Military and economy improve. With the discovery of oil, the Saudi Economy continues to grow. We continue to ask for nations to engage in development deals for oil, and Oil based infrastructure continues to grow. Industry continues to grow at a slow rate. Research into modern weaponry begins. Military stands at 60,000 men. Naval expansion plans begin, with the Saudis looking to expand their navy from a meager four ships to six ships. the Saudi Nation continues to trade deals with the US. We accpet the German offer.  With Relations good between Saudi Arabia and Yemen, the Saudis begin to push their influence on the Yemeni government (Turn Two of Six)
  • 'Brazil: Amazed by the scale of the war outbreaks in Europe and Asia Brazil declared outright neutrality wishing to remain outside of Europe's problems, However, all trade will resume and Brazil guarantees that it will defend its trade ships from undue attack by any foreign power to guarantee its shipments remain en route to their destination countries. Nereu Ramos delivers a live speech to his people only to suffer an attempted assassination by an apparent ultra-right Fascist wishing to bring Brazil's developing might against the USSR. Ramos, however, after taking a hit and watching the man get arrested has his wound bound, and he stands back up and delivers his speech to "Remain neutral until such a time as the War ends or Brazil itself is threatened." The public opinion of Ramos following this jumps to an all time high with nearly 77% of people supporting him and many of his previous enemies respecting him for his bravery and resolve in delivering the speech and keeping Brazil Neutral. Vargas himself makes a public appearance as well declaring his personal opinion on keeping Brazil neutral. The Military of Brazil, however, is put on a heightened alert due to the expansion of conflicts and major convoys begin to be escorted for good measure by destroyers not part of battle groups. The Brazilian Submarine fleet also begins to patrol Atlantic routes. The Brazilian army also gives notice to its reserves to be ready just in case.  ' The Brazilian air force also grows a bit as well adding another 200 planes to its air force. The National industry also continues to grow as more private industry begins to open up. The company Aeronautica InternationalOfficially releases its own domestically developed aircraft and also begins to develop a jet engine for use by the Brazilian market. The Brazilian Navy in order to observe the war between Honduras and Guatemala deploys the Battleship Minas Gerais, seven destroyers, five frigates, one Cruiser, one Heavy Cruiser, five Submarines, and the Fleet Carrier Dom Pedro II. The fleet, however, signals to Guatemala it will not join in on any side in the conflict and is more interested in observing the conflict from the coast with patrol planes and line of sight. The Brazilian bomber fleet is given major formation training as they prepare for a potential war. Brazil, however, does increase its build up of supply ships, and troop transport in anticipation of potentially joining the war under whatever circumstances. Brazil calls on its new friends and developing allies, Chile, Argentina, and Peru to remain neutral as well and follow Brazil's neutrality example for the time being. Brazilian forces take harbor in their base in Guatemala.
    • Venezuela: Venezuela begins to ready itself for potential conflict as well. Growing unrest under Brazilian influence nearly dissipates as the declaration of neutrality by Nereu Ramos even after surviving an assassination attempt by a Fascist, increases public opinion of Brazil ten-fold nearly overnight. Venezuelas celebrate in the streets from this as it seems none of their men will have to serve overseas for the conflict. The Government a little less sure of maintaining neutrality, draws a strategic reserve of forces to nearly 50,000. The Venezuelan navy also begins to patrol its coast a bit more heavily. The Nations oil development picks up as Brazilian connections help export it to the countries at war requiring oil (Japan and Germany, somewhat France as well) and it begins to develop the Venezuelan economy to a bit heavier of an economy. 
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union is surprised and disgusted by the hypocrisy and treason that Germany and Poland have brought to the Soviet Union by invasion. Marshall Tukhachevsky formally declares war on Germany and Poland for their betrayal. When the invasion of Finland becomes apparent, the Soviet Union declares war on them as well. The military, the cornerstone of the Soviet Union's development over the last few years, is brought to bear against the perfidious enemies of the state. The military makes plans to draft at least another 1.5 million soldiers over the next few years in order to keep the fight going against the enemy. Industry, so far untouched by enemy forces, cranks out rocket launchers and T-34 tanks as fast as they can so they can reach the front in due time. The chemical weapons stockpiled over the last few years are brought out of storage but are so far not used, as the Soviet military would prefer to wait until the situation calls for them. Efforts to produce better planes are also encouraged to help win dominance of the skies. State propaganda is broadcast around the nation by every medium, encouraging men and women to help the state however they can, whether it is by donation, enlistment, or working in factories. Troops previously stationed in Estonia and Latvia are withdrawn to help with the war effort in the Soviet Union, However, the Soviet Union pledges to assist them if they too are invaded by the perfidious Germans or Poles. In other news, the war forces the state to take some drastic measures in order to provide for the common defense. Soviet diplomats around the world make the case to foreign governments that they were unjustly invaded and that it is Germany and Poland who are truly at fault here. The German ASSR is disbanded and the Germans are either shot or sent off to Gulags in order to provide labor for the regime. The offer of the Turks, while accepted, will take time to fulfill, mainly because of the war. What little money and resources can be devoted to the idea of a nuclear program is provided by the military after the KGB report that other governments, including the Germans, may be working on similar programs. Assuming that the Lithuanians and Soviets are able to turn the tide of the war, plans are made in order to launch an offensive into the hearts of Finland and Poland. It is on the battlefield that the ideas of deep operations are to be truly tested.
    • Tuva: The Tuvan People's Republic declares that it stands with the Soviet Union heart and soul, and volunteers are sent to the front to help turn back the enemy advance. As part of the Soviet Union's draft, the majority of Russians are drafted out of Tuva into the Red Army.
    • Mongolia: As with Tuva, the Mongolians are aligned with the Soviets in heart and mind. Although some volunteers are sent to combat the enemy on the western front, the majority of the Mongolian Army remains in Mongolia, keeping a watchful eye on the Japanese along with 150,000 Soviet soldiers.
    • East Turkestan: The majority of the army goes to fight alongside their comrades on the western front, although some detachments remain in East Turkestan and Mongolia to keep an eye on the forces of the Chinese and the Japanese.
  • Ethiopia: We request arms, airplanes and tanks from Germany.In our declaration of war,we send a force against Djiboutiin a lightning speed attack and we try occupying it.(Mod response)We continue in industrializing in unsuccessful conversion into a military-industrial complex. We conscripted 340,000 since that is a realistic number and we will build a navy.We also request that Saudi Arabia to attack France citing the fact that Britain promised the land.If we successfully take Djibouti, we send our troops to Madagasgar and the surrounding islands. We try to convince the natives to join use. (mod response).
  • Hungary: Hungary develops the economy and military. The military currently consists of 350,000 men, as conscription ends. The majority of Hungary's troops are located on the border with Romania. Miklós Horthy is overthrown, and Charles II becomes King of Hungary. The government purchase several public transportation businesses. (Economy and military turn)
  • France: France continues to renovate and improve its industry after seeing the Germany's new economic machine, and begin to try to compete with the Germans. France continues to build up its military due to the growing Communist threat in Eastern Europe. In the hopes to help prepare in case of another European war, the newest French Medium Battle Tank begins production with the first wave of the design have been rolled out, the Char B1 Tank. We also continue to build up our armored division we our newer tank designs now rolling out. French Armor Units: Renault R35, FCM 36, Char D1, Char D2, Char B1, Char 2C, AMC 34, AMC 35, and the SOMUA S35. The current French Army division stands at roughly 1,800,000 men due to the increased fear in Eastern Europe and more are being trained in case an outbreak of war occurs, with roughly 1,200,000 able-bodied men in reserve. We continue to build up and improve our naval forces. Small steps are made in the way of French aviation technology. We try to improve our economy with a few government programs to help aid its recovery. The freeing up of colonial holdings and giving them more power has allowed France to free up some excess funds to help maintain its current military, upgrade it, help recover the economy, and its infrastructure. Seeing the declaration of wars by Japan and Germany, on the Soviet Union, we take this opportunity to declare war on Germany. We use the diversion of their main forces on the Eastern Front to rush into western Germany with the full force of our army. We move our entire 1.8 Million active force along with the bulk of our Armor and Air force into the Saarland, Rhineland, and the Ruhr; with famous military leader Charles De Gaulle leading a majority of our forces. We call in the reserves to become full time active military personnel adding another 1.2 Million to our forces, we then continue mass training to fight the Germans. The bolster of our European navy is sent in to attempt to blockade and destroy the German Navy, and the one's stationed in our colonies are set to defend and protect the colonies. The war with Germany allows us to reinvigorate the people to fight and prove to Germany who the strongest military force on Continental Europe is, allowing for the youth to flood in to join the military and do their fathers and grandfathers proud. We inform our colonies to bolster up their defenses in Indochina to protect from probable Japanese attacks. With the rush into the undefended Rhineland, we make great strides very quickly in the region, making it to the Rhine, though we finally come into contention with German forces as we suspected they would begin pulling troops back to protect its undefended flank. We continue to maintain relations with our allies and trade partners. (Military/Economy turn)
  • Guatemala is shocked as Honduran resistance proves more effective than expected, with only a fifth of the country conquered and the war settling into a stalemate. Accordingly, the government agrees to peace, but demands full demobilization of the Honduran forces. Just after the Honduran troops stand down, however, the government redeclares war, and the attack continues. The Honduran troops are caught in demobilization and destroyed piecemeal, and by year's end Guatemalan troops have overrun much of the north of the country. The government begins to set up the Republic of Mosquitia in these areas.
    • The United States does not like this American-on-American violence and instead encourages Guatemala to pursue peaceful relations and alliances with its neighbors.
    • Guatemala: Assures the United States that this is fully its intention, but that the tyranny, injustice and violence of the Honduran government create regional instability and must be stopped.

1942.5

The war continues to rage on. People are dying, cities are destroyed, etc. 

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  • Turkey: Mustafa Fevzi Çakmak became the Second President of Turkey. Known to be a keen supporter of Socialism; he implemented laws in order to bring forth sweeping political, social and cultural reforms which would separate Turkey from Ottoman tradition and embrace Westernized way of living. However, Mustafa surely did not believe that a Westernized Turkey was bound to reach success for economic reforms too had to be implemented, although the premier maintained state interventionism in economy. This involved the construction of a cotton print factory and a Turkish aircraft factory at Istanbul as well as many factories through the nation. Many state-owned factories for agriculture and textile industries too were handed over to private owners which led to major industrial growth. Moreover, the Turkish textile industry soon rose to becoming the top one in Europe. Mustafa initiated the start of model farms which were setup in large number throughout the state, and in turn privatized whilst the state itself invested its budget on construction of a railroad system to link the entire state of Turkey. The Central Bank of Turkey was established primarily to look over the exchange rate, and secure government funds and Turkish reserves. However, the government was particular in nationalizing all Turkey tobacco farms in order to set about a complete monopoly over its export. Along with this, many major industries such as the armaments industry and the steel industry were nationalised, with the textile industry being the only industry not to become nationalised. Generally, Mustafa promoted literacy and education in Turkey, and had in total; invested 5% of the GDP for education. Moreover, being a Turkish Nationalist; he encouraged education in Turkish and was supportive of the spread of Turkish culture and a law was passed which made all schools (private or federal) following the same syllabus. But all the while, he made sure to keep maintain law and order in Turkey by initiating the establish of the Federal Espionage and Security Force [FESF] which basically acted as an authoritarian force to look over crime, corruption and tax evasion. The FESF was also kept as a secretive group to exist for counter-intelligence missions. The Turkish military itself stood at 600,000 men due to conscription, and by now; it was equipped by modern German rifles. Turkey also served to export the large number of minerals, being abundant in chromite, boron, iron ore, copper. Meanwhile, fortifications established near the border with the USSR are dismantled. The Zafer Project, however, continues, aiming at establishing a major defence system to defend Turkey; concentrating on the complete defence of Turkish coastline and the Bosporus Straits in particular. The naval headquarters was at the same time, established at the Golden Horn and mass funding was given to strengthening the navy and the aerial forces. This leads to the naval forces expanding to 52 ships and a total of 30,000 marines. The air force stood at 462 aircraft, mainly consisting of fighters and transport units. With both French and Soviet technology at hand, Turkey develops its very own Atlay II Tank based off the French CharB1 Tank and the Soviet T-34 Tank. The infantry itself was armed with German rifles where were now produced by the arms industry on regular bases. The construction of the port is termed a great success and investors are attracted from all over the world to invest in the Erdimir Port and by now it served as a great commercial port.. The population is met with a sharp and steady increase, reaching 17.5 million due to the success of Fevzis agricultural and industrial reforms. [Mil/Eco Turn]. President Mustafa Fevzi Çakmaks announced the dismissal of many religion-based laws implemented by Kemal. With war breaking out in Europe, the Turks initiate mass production of tanks and armaments for the war. Major breakthroughs are made in the war against the Greeks and the Turks maintain dominancy of the air with Turkish propaganda leaflets being dropped throughout Greece except for Athens which is the target of severe bombing. Major attacks are launched upon mainland Greece and the Aegean Sea islands are large ignored due to the generally belief that they would surrender on their own once mainland Greece fell. The exact outcome of the war is yet not known but with Italy declaring war upon Greece as well, it is expected that the Greeks shall eventually fall. The Turkish Atlay II Tanks meet combat for the first time and bring about wonderful results. A total of 350,000 Turkish soldiers are directed to the war against Greece and it is announced by the Premier that war-tax would be initiated in order for essential supplies to be sent to the Turkish soldiers fighting in Greece. 
  • Poland: We hold our newest elections. There are four main candidates: Andrzej Poplawski from the Nationalist Party, Jacenty Sluraczyk from the Militarist Party, Aleksander Sokoloff from the People's Party, and Cyryl Kasprzak from the Democratic Party. The Nationalists have the strongest supporters, but get only the second most votes after the Democrats. Poplawski's reign is over. This changes everything in the war, as the Democrats favor France, who we were allied with, and blame Germany for pushing us into the war. They also say that we should stick to our NAP with the USSR. For this reason, Kasprzak asks the USSR to renew the NAP, and we will get rid of our established forces and trenches on the border. We also ask for a peace treaty with France. If Germany gets mad at us for this, then they will have to fight basically all of their neighbors. We also hope that Belgium will use the same logic to join the French, as they are closer with France than Germany. We move all of our military near where the Germans are camping in case of war with Germany. We also improve our military, and now that we support the USSR and France, we tell them the German plans and hand over their blueprints for tanks. We also improve our infrastructure, as we are completely unsure of what will happen with Germany. If Germany declares war, we ask Russia to be ready to help defend us. We also apologize for the issues with Lithuania. The tables have turned. It will be costly, but worth it.
    • This turn makes no sense at all. You can't change sides so quickly, and you already declared war on the Soviets along with Germany. Can't change that now. Saturn120 00:25, March 6, 2015 (UTC)
    • We had an election in this year, and as stated earlier, a large number of people were against the war and sympathised with France, as we had an established alliance with them, as well as the USSR, which we had an NAP with. Germany, by declaring war on Russia, gave us no choice but to choose their side, as otherwise they would have conquered us. But no that France is attacking Germany, and Germany went against our wishes, we decide to honor two treaties over one. ~Vatonica
    • Eh, I think it doesn't make sense, but if you want to switch sides, I recommend dissolving your government and allowing Soviet troops to enter your country and fight guerrilla campaigns against the Germans.
    • There WAS just an election.
    • I think allying with the Soviets is more plausible than allying with the Germans.
    • Yeah no. You do this stuff do quickly. And a single election won't create a literal 180.
    • LMAO, dis has got to be the most stupid thing ever. You sign a NAP with USSR and join the German Anti-Comintern Pact. Then you declare war upon USSR, and allow German troops to swarm your cities. Out of a sudden, you're like 'no fuck it'. Now you apparently decide your out of the war and want an alliance with Russia. This has got to be the most stupid thing I have ever heard. Anyway, I don't even see Poland remaining neutral in a German - Russia Conflict. Sorry, but you should've thought about logic before you attacked USSR. Right now, don't even try to use 'OTL' because you fucked up too bad. You know what. I am going to list what you have done until now.
      • ​1935.5: Poland expressed that it felt threatened from Germany and USSR.
      • 1936: Poland sought to gain an ally that was opposed to Germany and USSR.
      • 1936.5: Poland attempted to improve relations with Germany by sending athletes to the Olympics.
      • 1937: Poland signed an alliance with Germany and France, and ceded Danzig to Germany. Poland advocated opposition to Communism and cut off all ties with the USSR.
      • 1937.5: Poland started fortifying their border with the USSR and supported the creation of an Anti-Comintern Pact.
      • 1938: Poland continued fortifying their border with the USSR and meanwhilst, suffered from a Communist Revolution
      • 1938.5: Tensions between USSR and Poland rose, the Communist Revolution in Poland was crushed and an Anti-Communist Alliance was signed with Turkey.
      • 1939: Poland implemented a draft for soldiers, dug trenches along their border with the USSR and called upon Hungary to sign an alliance against USSR.
      • 1939.5: Patriotism was at high and the populace supported the Anti-Communist Andrzej Poplawski. Poland also rejected the French request for Poland to withdraw troops from their border with the USSR.
      • 1940: Poland instituted draft and fielded an army of 1.1 million. It declared war upon Lithuania, but soon withdrew upon Soviet warnings and signed an NAP with USSR.
      • 1940.5: Poland continued preparing for war regardless, building tanks and airplanes and lowered the troop count to 900,000 from 1.1 million. 
      • 1941: Support for Poplawski remained high and Poland finally decided to turn their attention elsewhere from USSR although the border with the USSR continued to be fortified. Meanwhilst, all ties with Turkey were cut off after the Turks announced an end to their Anti-Communist alliance with Poland.
      • 1941.5: Poland declared war upon USSR sending troops into Lithuania and allowed German troops to enter into Poland. The Polish army rose to 1.1 million and conscription was initiated, and Poland attempted convince Europe that the French war against Germany was not justified but the war against USSR was. Poland also signed an Anti-Communist alliance with Belgium.
      • 1942: Polish troops return from Lithuania and Poland demands immediate German withdrawal from Poland. The Polish people expressed anger at Germans for having left their Western Front undefended, and believed that they can fend against the USSR themselves whilst the Germans fought France. 
    • I still think that we should be allowed to leave the war if France and Russia agree, which is all we have done. If Germany wants to declare war, then they can. However, it's most important to me that I know whether or not this is rejected, so that I can change my plans.
  • I personally think that you could try to exit the war, although you'll first have to sign a Treaty with the USSR. Moving on, it will bring about chaos to your nation since I am quite sure that the Pro-German lobby in Poland will try to maintain Polish presence in the conflict. The presence of over a million German troops in Poland is another reason which threatens any Polish attempt to withdraw from the war and as far as I see it, NK more or less would be in a position to remove your current government from power in a German-backed coup d'état by sending in German troops to occupy Warsaw or perhaps funding the Polish Nationalist Party to overthrow the current government without even having to do an algorithm. Unless ofcourse MP starts funding your current government for whatever reason and Poland becomes a battleground for a proxy war between Germany and USSR which would be quite interesting. "It's not going to suck itself." 13:32, March 6, 2015 (UTC)
    • I don't care which way you want me to go. It sounds like you want me to stay with Germany, so fine. But I need a DEFINITIVE answer.
    • The point is that you can't exit it really. It would make 0 sense. Poland has already been making little sense until the start. Besides, you have German troops all over your territory. Even someone with IQ 10 can realize that you don't end the war in that position. Germany can and probably will force you to stay, probably with a coup d'etat.
    • OK, so is that a definitive Germany?
  • Ethiopia: We request arms, airplanes and tanks from Germany.In our declaration of war,we send a force against Djibouti in a lightning speed attack and we try occupying it.(Mod response)We continue in industrializing in unsuccessful conversion into a military-industrial complex. We conscripted 340,000 since that is a realistic number and we will build a navy.We also request that Saudi Arabia to attack France citing the fact that Britain promised the land.If we successfully take Djibouti, we send our troops to Madagasgar and the surrounding islands. We try to convince the natives to join us. (mod response). We also built some half tanks and half cars called half tracks. We have built 100 of them which are outfitted with German 88 mm anti aircraft guns.
    • I am not a mod, but no way on earth you can send troops that far. Remember, ETHIOPIA is one of the poorest nations in the world ... Saturn120 01:37, March 6, 2015 (UTC)
    • I was thinking with the lack of the French Navy in the high seas, I would be able to you merchant ships.
    • No, you can't just invade Madagascar like that. Ethiopia doesn't even have a coast.
    • I was using Djibouti as my port so should I develop a navy this turn then invade next turn?
    • LOL. You can't create a navy in one turn, and there is no proof that you won; there is no algorithm. Saturn120 04:08, March 6, 2015 (UTC)
    • Ethiopia player, come on man. Be plausible
    • Half cars, half tanks. Wonderful! LMAO
  • Greece: The government sends in police to break up the protests in major cities. In the meantime, the Greek government orders all troops who are still loyal to the front to fend off the attacking Turks. A curfew is imposed as the protests are being handled and Greek police and state security are ordered to disarm and possibly disloyal troops and execute their leaders. The war against Turkey continues (still waiting for the algo). As this is happening, the Greek government is trying to figure out how to put a permanent stop to the protests. Greek national television and radio do not report on what is happening to other parts of the country. Instead they focus purely on the news from the front to get Greeks to continue to support the government and stop protesting while Turkey attacks. George II asks Ionnis Metaxas to step down as the prime minister, which he does. An interim prime minister is appointed.
  • Guatemala: Finally completes the defeat of Honduras. Tegucigalpa falls, the Honduran President is killed fleeing the city by a Guatemalan fighter strafing, and only a few forts on the Atlantic Coast hold out. Mopping-up operations begin, as the remnants of the Honduran forces are eliminated. The Republic of Mosquitia is officially declared, occupying northern Honduras, while the remaining territory is annexed to Guatemala and El Salvador. Some fighting continues in the annexed territories, however. Guatemala focuses on building up its military and thereby its economy, with the government expanding arms manufacturing.
    • El Salvador: The economy and military improve, while the railway systems linked with those of Guatemala. Salvadorean troops remain in the war.
    • Mosquitia: Works to recover from the war by building up the economy.
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved, and some new roadways are built. More Buddhist temples are also built.
  • Norway: The nuclear weapons program continues, but is halted by lack of natural uranium. However, a mockup of the KjM 22 is developed and put up for show, and the TaG 34 is sent out to servicemen all over Norway. The "warmongers" begin to settle down in the face of continued isolationist resistance, and Norway stays neutral. Fallback bases are moved to below the ice in strategic locations such as fjord canyons for greatest protection. Turn Two of Six influencing Sweden. 
  • No nukes for you.
  • We still can do research, though, upon anticipation of trade for uranium or forced seizure of uranium-containing land. Admiral Phoenix (talk)
  • Republic of Colombia: Oil stuff happens. We remain neutral.
  • Tibet:  We have gloriously won against Bhutan! A victory parade was staged today in Lhasa celebrating the Triumph of the Tibetans. Nationalism is at an all time high in Tibet. We have installed a provisional vassal government in Bhutan. With nationalism high our military now numbers at 70,000 soldiers. We, however, seek no further expansion until further notice. Construction of the Tran-Tibet Highway.
    • I don't see an algorithm that you won against Buthan, and Tran-Tibetian Highway? Tibet didn't even have any real cars until the 60's, and not really enough for a freeway to exist. Saturn120 04:04, March 6, 2015 (UTC)
    • It's for industries to be able to transport goods around the country.
    • Algorithms. Have you heard of them!
  • República de Chile: President Saras continues his new infrastructure programs, unveiling the new Pan Chilean Railway, a new rail system that will span the entire length of Chile, its estimated that thousands of long term jobs will be added to the economy with this bold proposal helping with the stagnant economy of the past decade. Chile opens its borders to any brilliant minds fleeing any persecution in Europe. The government otherwise remains neutral to Europe. Chile accepts the Argentine offer of trade and military alliances. Chile puts the newly purchased EE-T1 medium tanks immediately to use. Chile plans on purchasing ten new tanks. Saras also oversees the expansion of naval ports on the Chilean coasts. Valparaíso, Chile, becomes a hot spot for cultural movers and shakers, with a new music and cinema industry taking shape. As Per the Military Revitalization Act, two new frigate class ships to be constructed over the course of the decade. The first, the ADC Almirante Blanco, begins in earnest this year, with another slated for construction in fall of next year the ADC Revolucion. Chile establishes a new embassy in Bolivia in hopes of influencing and strengthening ties between the two nations (influence Turn Four of Six). Two new weapons factories open near Santiago with speciality in rifles and heavy artillery. The Pan Chilean Railways begins to take shape as construction on the El Capital line from Santiago to Valparaiso. Buses also become a common means of low cost transportation in the cities. Chile seeks to improve relations with Peru. Chile receives the two new capital ships from Brazil, pleased with the design, places an order for five more over the next decade.
  • Too expensive to maintain, i conferred with Pita about it, id say about 4 is the limit for battleships especially with them being essentially obsolete by this point -Feud
  • Mandatory Palestine: Large immigration of European Jews to the holy land continues. The government decides to prepare for the likely flood of Jewish immigrants fleeing the European conflict with the nation's infrastructure being improved by building a series of transnation highways. Efforts are also made to reduce tensions between the different ethnic groups after the Arab revolt. Nationalist movements begin to attract more and more attention with many political parties supporting these movements, recently the actions of the British administration have been hit with accusations of corruption and ineffectiveness further increasing the size nationalist movements. The New Palestine Party (NPP) has become a major political force in the nation. In response to the UK's declaration of war we build up our military by 5,000 bringing our total army size up to 45,000. The more prototypes for our new aircraft, the PAI Hoopoe, begin to be built and tested. With full production seceduled for 1943 onwards. (Military/Infrastructure)
    • Transjordan: Infrastructure is improved. Archaeological expeditions are given the Emir's blessing allowing for many British expeditions to take place in the region. In light of recent laws and efforts in Palestine, Transjordan also puts in place a series of laws to reduce tensions between Muslims and Christians. The Emir increases the size of the Transjordanian army bringing the total up to 5,000. (military/Economic).
  • Second Spainish Republic: After a long awaited, scheduled election, Niceto Alcalá-Zamora comes to power after a close vote. After Niceto talked with the mining corporations, the talks went extremely bad, and the value of the companies continues to drop. To add insult to injury, miners start to strike for higher wages and more healthcare benefits. He says in his inaugural speech "La industria minera en ruinas, sólo un liderazgo fuerte puede traer renovar el gran poder que tenía." which translates to "The Mining industry in in ruins, only strong leadership can bring renew the great power it had." "Niceto also states in his inguaral speech. España tiene el potencial para convertirse en una gran potencia en Europa, con el liderazgo correcto, economía y equilibrio militar." which translates to "Spain has the potential to become a great power in Europe, with the right leadership, economy, and military balance." Investments in the mining industry made by France and the USSR start to turn around the economy for the Republic of Spain. Rebuilding efforts continue in Gallicia, to restore the area to the way it was before the nationalist rebellion. Meanwhile, seeing Portugal as a threat and supplier of the Nationalist rebels, have confirmed his retreat and Portuguese support. Tensions start to escalate over accusations between the two nations, and secretly an invasion is planned for sometime next year. Some progress is made into Portugal, but not a notable amount. [Mil/Econ Turn]
  • British Raj: India continues to improve its infrastructure and build up its military. The Indian population continues to grow slowly, as a few new farms are built mostly on rivers. Imperial Highway 2, the second built highway in India, is under construction and routes between Calcutta and Dhaka. Tensions between Hindus and Muslims rise in India. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in India. However, massive production of military progress is highly! The British Indian Army continues drilling infantry troops to highly military ranks and currently reaches about 800,000 military troops. The British Raj buys some more ships from United Kingdom to appear it on Indian navy.
  • Switzerland: Continues the same course.
  • Canada: Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King keeps Canada neutral in the current war. However, with Communist crisis in the Motherland, Canada secretly offers many leading industrialists, nobles, and other leaders of the anti-Communist movement a chance to flee to Canada should things go wrong. Concerns also arise over Newfoundland, currently a directly controlled region of the UK, and plans are made to offer the territory Confederation into Canada quickly if the need arises. The HMCS Nova Scotia and New Brunswick are launched, while the ETA for the Quebec and Ontario is for the start of 1943. 60 more Marten fighters are built for the RCAF, and the military is already beginning to design a medium, two engine bomber to go with the current fighter. The Interprovincial Highway System begins to be expanded both north and south of the current routes finished, while the Rocky Mountains and the muskeg of Northern Ontario continue to pose problems for completing a full line from Halifax to Vancouver.
  • Belgium: Meanwhile, the wars are still going in Europe, we trying to protect the Europe ahead of USSR. We will use the same logic to join the French. As our point, it looks to be our charge and defense. We also hope for Poland to be in solid defence of Soviets, we look worried.
  • Brazil: With war continuing to expand with even conflict in Central America, Brazil staunchly supports its neutrality as well as the neutrality of the South American continent. La Ceiba as a naval base is developed to house capital ships of the Brazilian navy. The Base also expands to be able to hold a sizable group of the Brazilian marines which have been organized into an expedition division. The Army itself continues to develop seeing some issues with its heavy tanks being much too complicated and lacking equipment to decisively fix them in the field. The Army itself, however, will finish the new design in 1943. The Brazilian navy adds the San Salvaçao to the fleet as well as ships to support her in a carrier group. The Brazilian navy begins opening the question of building a Pacific fleet and basing it out of a major port in South America's West coast. The air force continues to develop as well with a viable jet engine having been built with just the issues of mounting it on a usable aircraft being the problem. The Brazilian research into rocketry yields no answers. The nation itself reaches a population of 44.9 million with immigration from Europe specifically war-torn countries increasing as the declared neutrality means an escape from war to these people. The Industrial development of Brazil continues as well using the rest of its trading partners on the continent as a market for its goods while also making allowances in development from its partners to prevent them from becoming entirely reliant of Brazil's developing industry base. Nereu Ramos fully recovers from his gunshot wound and makes his first public appearance. The Brazilian Aeronautica Internationale develops a new fighter for the Brazilian air force the F-12 Super Blackhawk which reigns as a major air superiority fighter, having improved everything over the original Blackhawk. It sports four 7.7 mm machine guns on the wings. It is picked up immediately by the Brazilian air force. The Brazilian automotive industry begins to pick up as it begins to supercede US produced automobiles domestically in favor of Brazilian. The development of oil platforms off Brazil's coast begins. Brazil's nuclear program continues in earnest as developments with co-operation from japan make the project much more fruitful. The Railway systems throughout Brazil continue to develop as well with more railways linking up to interior stations and other lines connecting and allowing for resources and people to travel much easier. Brazil officially faciliates the creates of the Confederation of Guyana as a client state.
    • Venezuela: In other news oil developments reach self sufficient and surplus production levels as the oil is refined and sent to various South American countries. The Venezuelan navy adds another destroyer as well and also develops a domestic sniper rifle based on Brazil's bolt action rifle. The Nation invests in a few small border outposts and forts favoring Brazil's mobile warfare method to handle incursions from their neighbors. Venezuela continues to develop its oil industries especially in the refinery portion giving its biggest contractor, the Brazilian military, a major expansion in its fuel capabilities. The Venezuelan economy continues to advance as well. However, the nation shows a much more major focus on becoming a technology center as major inroads into education are developed and literacy begins to increase. 
    • Confederation of Guyana: With recent purchases of both French and Dutch Guyana, the Brazilians having occupied the territory to organize it under a new government. The capital is set at Paramaibo the former capital of Dutch Guyana. The confederation in general holds a small population of about 350,000 and remains in all sense of the word, a Brazilian client state holding a multiple Brazilian military bases, and even a naval base holding 5000 marines and multiple destroyers and troop ships. The People of guyana are tentative with this new development but due to self governance in many cases are not hoping to challenge the new authority and development in South America. With Brazil giving them relatively open choice in the government they opt to join in on multilpe trade treaties Brazil has made with other South American nations and begins to develop itself somewhat. Guyana develops a military force of about 2000.
  • Iran: The Shahs pass a reform to federalize Iran. Iranian Azerbaijan and Kurdistan become autonomous and receive the right to teach in their native languages. We maintain an armed neutrality and use the huge profits cause by the war to increase the modernization of our infrastructure and army. Plan to establish a navy is set up.
  • Saudi Arabia: Military and economy improve. With the discovery of oil, the Saudi economy continues to grow. We continue to ask for nations to engage in development deals for oil, and oil-based infrastructure continues to grow. Industry continues to grow at a slow rate. Research into modern weaponry begins. Military stands at 60,000 men. Naval expansion continues, with the Saudis looking to purchase blueprints from the US or Germany or EnglandThe Saudi Nation continues to look for trade deals with the US. We accept the German offer.  With Relations good between Saudi Arabia and Yemen, the Saudis begin to push their influence on the Yemeni government [Turn Three of Six]. With the ongoing war, Saudi Arabia declares nuetrality. 
    • The United States offers to give the blueprints to Saudi Arabia and agrees to the trade deals, and seek to do the oil thing.
  • Ireland: We send a diplomat to the German Reich, requesting the exchange of an embassy as well as a trade deal, where we would receive a small amount of military equipment such as guns, while the German Reich would gain access to all our ports, airports and other sites that would serve to German interests. We continue to industrialize the country, focusing on communications and the Economy.
  • In the United States, there is more heated debate about the war. In this election cycle, the Republicans seize control of the Senate which leads to a political gridlock in the legislature. America maintains its position of neutrality but simultaneously builds up its military in case there is need for war. Meanwhile, we are concerned about the Communist crisis in Britain and offer aid to Britain to help fight the Communist insurgents. There is a buildup in the economy thanks to massive profit generated by selling all sorts of things to both sides of the war. Due to the war, some who are involved in the Manhattan Project seek to move faster and accelerate plans. The current target date for the development of a nuclear weapon of mass destruction is early 1946.
  • 'Netherlands: 'With the conscripts added to the army, a forc of 200.000 enters Belgium in our offensive. We request Grmany join us in this offensive,
  • Argentina: We complete the designs on our infantry tank. It has a 100 mm gun in a rotating turret, and sports two .50 caliber machine guns, and three .30 caliber machine guns. The Army orders 100 of them. They require a crew of 4 soldiers. The military continues patrolling the ocean, and work on the new submarine is 30% completed. Plans are to build six total to replace our current three. The government remains neutral in the situation in Europe and continues trade. Work on the jet fighter pays off, and a successful engine test occurs. We plan to build two more and mount them in the prototype air frames. The new jets will be titles XF-00, but will receive a different designation if they are successful. They are straight winged and are armed with two 20 mm cannon, 4 .50 caliber machine guns, and racks for rockets and bombs. We look into guided missiles. Work on a nuclear weapons program is slow, with several technological issues and the lack of enough funding. Work on developing modern transportation systems in all major cities is underway. We look into a national highway system and starting a national airliner. We continue influencing Uruguay (Turn Four of Six), (Military, Infrastructure turn)
  • No 100 mm tank guns really exist yet the biggest currently is the 88 mm. 100 mm guns are naval guns at the most, no tanks with that yet, also i doubt Argentina had the expertise needed to produce heavy tanks on that level yet. -Feud
  • Hungary: Hungary develops the economy and military. The military currently consists of 350,000 men, as conscription ends. The majority of Hungary's troops are located on the border with Romania. Miklós Horthy is overthrown, and Charles II becomes King of Hungary. The government purchase several public transportation businesses. (Economy and military turn)
  • France: France continues to renovate and improve its industry after seeing the Germany's new economic machine, and begin to try to compete with the Germans. France continues to build up its military due to the growing Communist threat in Eastern Europe. In the hopes to help prepare in case of another European war, the newest French Medium Battle Tank begins production with the first wave of the design have been rolled out, the Char B1 Tank. We also continue to build up our armored division we our newer tank designs now rolling out. French Armor Units: Renault R35, FCM 36, Char D1, Char D2, Char B1, Char 2C, AMC 34, AMC 35, and the SOMUA S35. The current French Army division stands at roughly 1,900,000 men due to the increased fear in Eastern Europe and more are being trained in case an outbreak of war occurs, with roughly 1,300,000 able-bodied men in reserve. We continue to build up and improve our naval forces. Small steps are made in the way of French aviation technology. We try to improve our economy with a few government programs to help aid its recovery. The freeing up of colonial holdings and giving them more power has allowed France to free up some excess funds to help maintain its current military, upgrade it, help recover the economy, and its infrastructure. Seeing the declaration of wars by Japan and Germany, on the Soviet Union, we take this opportunity to declare war on Germany. We use the diversion of their main forces on the Eastern Front to rush into western Germany with the full force of our army. We move our entire 1.9 Million active force along with the bulk of our Armor and Air force into the Saarland, Rhineland, and the Ruhr; with famous military leader Charles De Gaulle leading a majority of our forces. We call in the reserves to become full time active military personnel adding another 1.3 Million to our forces, we then continue mass training to fight the Germans. The bolster of our European navy is sent in to attempt to blockade and destroy the German Navy, and the one's stationed in our colonies are set to defend and protect the colonies. The war with Germany allows us to reinvigorate the people to fight and prove to Germany who the strongest military force on Continental Europe is, allowing for the youth to flood in to join the military and do their fathers and grandfathers proud. We inform our colonies to bolster up their defenses in Indochina to protect from probable Japanese attacks. Though it seems the Japanese are making their way into Indochina, we are willing to make an agreement with the Japanese. With the rush into the undefended Rhineland, we make great strides very quickly in the region, making it to the Rhine, though we finally come into contention with German forces as we suspected they would begin pulling troops back to protect its undefended flank. Though we are able to repel most of the counterattack as we continue to occupy and move our way slowly into the Rhineland. We continue to maintain relations with our allies and trade partners. (Military/Economy turn)
    • GEACOP Dip: We will end the war in return for the lands of Vietnam and Laos.
    • French Dip: We accept your offer, we also wish the safe return of any soldiers or equipment you had captured and return them home. The soldiers to be with their families and return to their home country. Then the equipment to be recycled for parts or furthered service.
    • Poland: We ask France for a peace treaty with status quo antebellum, and hope to have a better relationship between our countries.
  • GEACOP: War continues. Emperor Hirohito births a son. Nuclear project with Brazil continues. A massive fire in Kyoto occurs.
    • Japan: A new prime Minister is elected. Workers rebuild the section of Kyoto burned down. war continues. military and infrastructure improve.
    • Imperial China: War continues. Military and infrastructure improve.
    • Korea: War continues. Military and infrastructure improve.
    • Menjiang: War continues. Military and infrastructure improve.
    • East Timor: War continues. Military and infrastructure improve.
    • West Papua: War continues. Military and infrastructure improve.
    • Iranian Dip: We offer the GEACOP an advantageous trade agreement mostly on the form of oil against modern weapons. We would also like to draw Japanese investments in our country.
    • Ethiopian Dip: We request modern weapons for money.
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union is surprised and disgusted by the hypocrisy and treason that Germany and Poland have brought to the Soviet Union by invasion. Marshall Tukhachevsky formally declares war on Germany and Poland for their betrayal. When the invasion of Finland becomes apparent, the Soviet Union declares war on them as well. The military, the cornerstone of the Soviet Union's development over the last few years, is brought to bear against the perfidious enemies of the state. The military makes plans to draft at least another 1.5 million soldiers over the next few years in order to keep the fight going against the enemy. Industry, so far untouched by enemy forces, cranks out rocket launchers and T-34 tanks as fast as they can so they can reach the front in due time. The chemical weapons stockpiled over the last few years are brought out of storage but are so far not used, as the Soviet military would prefer to wait until the situation calls for them. Efforts to produce better planes are also encouraged to help win dominance of the skies. State propaganda is broadcast around the nation by every medium, encouraging men and women to help the state however they can, whether it is by donation, enlistment, or working in factories. Troops previously stationed in Estonia and Latvia are withdrawn to help with the war effort in the Soviet Union, However, the Soviet Union pledges to assist them if they, too, are invaded by the perfidious Germans or Polish. In other news, the war forces the state to take some drastic measures in order to provide for the common defense. Soviet diplomats around the world make the case to foreign governments that they were unjustly invaded and that it is Germany and Poland who are truly at fault here. The German ASSR is disbanded and the Germans are either shot or sent off to Gulags in order to provide labor for the regime. The offer of the Turks, while accepted, will take time to fulfill, mainly because of the war. What little money and resources can be devoted to the idea of a nuclear program is provided by the military after the KGB report that other governments, including the Germans, may be working on similar programs. Assuming that the Lithuanians and Soviets are able to turn the tide of the war, plans are made in order to launch an offensive into the hearts of Finland and Poland. It is on the battlefield that the ideas of deep operations are to be truly tested. The Soviet military is successful in repelling the attack of the Poles, Finns, and Germans, and now the Soviet Union is gathering together its forces to launch a counterattack into the heart of eastern Europe.
    • Tuva: The Tuvan People's Republic declares that it stands with the Soviet Union heart and soul, and volunteers are sent to the front to help turn back the enemy advance. As part of the Soviet Union's draft, the majority of Russians are drafted out of Tuva into the Red Army.
    • Mongolia: As with Tuva, the Mongolians are aligned with the Soviets in heart and mind. Although some volunteers are sent to combat the enemy on the western front, the majority of the Mongolian Army remains in Mongolia, keeping a watchful eye on the Japanese along with 150,000 Soviet soldiers.
    • East Turkestan: The majority of the army goes to fight alongside their comrades on the western front, although some detachments remain in East Turkestan and Mongolia to keep an eye on the forces of the Chinese and the Japanese.
  • China: As a result of the Japanese invasions of China, the National Revolutionary Army and the People's Liberation Army are both mobilized, ready to fight Japan, as well as Warlord Armies with mobilizing the central government's army and air force. Communist and Nationalistic factions have a truce in place to be prepared to fight the Japanese and reclaim land, We improve military and infrastructure. We request the government of France to grant us weapons.
  • South Africa: The South African military moves across Angola facing little resistance in its push into the Portuguese territory. With the war in Iberia still raging on between Spain and Portugal, few government troops have been able to make to the African colony. With the aid of the ANC as the face of the "intervention", the South Africans are able to win the hearts and minds of the native Angolan population, painting themselves as liberators and opposers of imperialism. In the regions where the SADF occupies territory, schools and hospitals, institutions the Portuguese refused to allow outside of the capital and major cities, are opened as part its propaganda effort. On the production of additional fighter aircraft, including the production of the Walvis bomber begins in South Africa.
    • South-West Africa: The territory steps up its efforts to expand its economic potential by offering new monetary incentives to foreigners and South Africans to settle on the land. In the conflict to the north, the South-West African militias serve well in their fight against the Portguese units, who are routed by the expertise of the South-West African scouts in the war.

1943.0

A devastating earthquake ruins most of the oil refineries and wells in Manchuria, while a last-ditch effort by French and Indochinese guerrillas sets fire to most of the oil fields in French Indochina. As a result, Japan will run out of fuel in four months and must turn to one of these sources for oil: the Soviet Far East, American Philippines or the Dutch East Indies.

Algo Report:

The Soviet Union repels the German, Finnish and Polish attack. 

France and Belgium cross the German border and begin advancing into the German heartland. 

Turkey advances into Greece. 

Japan advances into French Indochina. 

(Keep in mind these results are for last half year, they are not the outcome of the entire war.)

  • Turkey: Mustafa Fevzi Çakmak became the Second President of Turkey. Known to be a keen supporter of Socialism; he implemented laws in order to bring forth sweeping political, social and cultural reforms which would separate Turkey from Ottoman tradition and embrace Westernized way of living. However, Mustafa surely did not believe that a Westernized Turkey was bound to reach success for economic reforms too had to be implemented, although the premier maintained state interventionism in economy. This involved the construction of a cotton print factory and a Turkish aircraft factory at Istanbul as well as many factories through the nation. Many state-owned factories for agriculture and textile industries too were handed over to private owners which led to major industrial growth. Moreover, the Turkish textile industry soon rose to becoming the top one in Europe. Mustafa initiated the start of model farms which were setup in large number throughout the state, and in turn privatized whilst the state itself invested its budget on construction of a railroad system to link the entire state of Turkey. The Central Bank of Turkey was established primarily to look over the exchange rate, and secure government funds and Turkish reserves. However, the government was particular in nationalizing all Turkey tobacco farms in order to set about a complete monopoly over its export. Along with this, many major industries such as the armaments industry and the steel industry were nationalised, with the textile industry being the only industry not to become nationalised. Generally, Mustafa promoted literacy and education in Turkey, and had in total; invested 5% of the GDP for education. Moreover, being a Turkish Nationalist; he encouraged education in Turkish and was supportive of the spread of Turkish culture and a law was passed which made all schools (private or federal) following the same syllabus. But all the while, he made sure to keep maintain law and order in Turkey by initiating the establish of the Federal Espionage and Security Force [FESF] which basically acted as an authoritarian force to look over crime, corruption and tax evasion. The FESF was also kept as a secretive group to exist for counter-intelligence missions. The Turkish military itself stood at 600,000 men due to conscription, and by now; it was equipped by modern German rifles. Turkey also served to export the large number of minerals, being abundant in chromite, boron, iron ore, copper. Meanwhile, fortifications established near the border with the USSR are dismantled. The Zafer Project, however, continues, aiming at establishing a major defence system to defend Turkey; concentrating on the complete defence of Turkish coastline and the Bosporus Straits in particular. The naval headquarters was at the same time, established at the Golden Horn and mass funding was given to strengthening the navy and the aerial forces. This leads to the naval forces expanding to 52 ships and a total of 30,000 marines. The air force stood at 670 aircraft, mainly consisting of fighters, bombers and transport units. With both French and Soviet technology at hand, Turkey develops its very own Atlay II Tank based off the French CharB1 Tank and the Soviet T-34 Tank. The infantry itself was armed with German rifles where were now produced by the arms industry on regular bases. The construction of the port is termed a great success and investors are attracted from all over the world to invest in the Erdimir Port and by now it served as a great commercial port.. The population is met with a sharp and steady increase, reaching 17.5 million due to the success of Fevzis agricultural and industrial reforms. [Mil/Eco Turn]. President Mustafa Fevzi Çakmaks announced the dismissal of many religion-based laws implemented by Kemal. With war breaking out in Europe, the Turks initiate mass production of tanks and armaments for the war. A major breakthrough is made at Western Thrace with it being occupied whole, and soon the Turkish soldiers advanced upon Macedonia. Meanwhile, a large part of the Aegean Sea islands are occupied and the Turkish navy imposes a complete naval blockade upon Greece in conjunction with the Italian navy. At the same time, the Turkish Air Force which had maintained complete dominance over the air had started to bomb major Greek cities, factories, refugee camps as well as food storage centres in an attempt to starve out and isolate Greece. The Turkish Atlay II Tanks meet combat for the first time and bring about wonderful results. A total of 500,000 Turkish soldiers are directed to the war against Greece and it is announced by the Premier that war-tax would be initiated in order for essential supplies to be sent to the Turkish soldiers fighting in Greece
    • Ethiopian Turkish Diplomacy: We would to buy 100 Atlay 2 tanks.
  • Greece: The interim Prime Minister, Alexandros Kolyzis, continues the government's campaign of spreading anti-Turkish and Greek nationalistic propaganda throughout the country. Propaganda paints the Turks as a 'renewed Ottoman Empire' and it claims that Greece will cease to exist as a truly independent state if the Turks succeed, and that the Greek people, as the descendents of the Athenians and Spartans, have both the courage and genius needed to repel the hated invader, if they all put themselves to the task. Meanwhile, the protests are dispersed and the organizers of them and leaders quietly disappear at the hands of the Greek security apparatus. It is announced on the radio and television that the economy should be left to be taken care of after the war, at which point the army would be greatly reduced in order to fix the economy. To that end, the government of King George II stated that there will be a 'total war' against the Turkish imperialists. All males aged 16-60 must report to the military officers and head to the front. Greek police looked for anyone who defied this order. This brings total strength of the military to around one million. Most of the rest - who are not working in jobs deemed vital by the government - must report to factories to make more weaponry. At the same time, the Greek television and radio inform the public of the successes of the Greek army at the front and try to cover up the defeats and setbacks. The Turkish propaganda that is dropped into Greece is destroyed by military units when it is found. The Greek army, bolstered in size, manages to stall the Turkish offensive in the Thrace region, near Thessaloniki. The city of Thessaloniki is turned into a fortress; in the sense that a large garrison is stationed there in the event that the Turks reach it. The Royal Hellenic Navy and Air Force in the islands (or what remains of them) try to fight off the advancing Turkish fleet. In the west, Greek forces get ready to fight off Italian amphibious landings on the coast and on the islands. The former prime minister, Metaxas, gives a speech on national radio calling this 'our Great Patriotic War' and urges all Greeks to stand up in defense of their nation. While this is happening, the Greek government calls on BulgariaYugoslavia and Albania to join into the war against Turkey. We tell them that the Turks are essentially a new Ottoman Empire that want to recapture their Balkan provinces and that if we fall, the rest of them will probably follow. We remind Bulgaria that we signed a military agreement once and ask them to join into the war against Turkey by attacking their forces in Thrace from the north [MOD RESPONSE]. We remind Albania that we once helped it against Yugoslavia by giving them arms and other supplies, and ask Albania to send an expeditionary force to Greece to help in the war [MOD RESPONSE]. We ask Yugoslavia to aid us, because of the military alliance Yugoslavia asked us for earlier.
    • I am not a Mod but I'll speak here regardless. Bulgaria already has a player so they don't need Moderator Response and even then, your alliance with Bulgaria was particularly to oppose Yugoslavia. As for Yugoslavia, you were quite opposed to Yugoslavia the whole time and you rejected their Alliance demand when they needed help most. As for Albania, there is no reason for Albania to help you. You didn't even put yourself in the algorithm to help Albania when Yugoslavia invaded and finally, what's with that one million man army? I am afraid but even through all your propaganda, it isn't that easy to put a stop to civil strife and make everyone simply forget about the economic condition.
    • I don't care how desperate you are, a one million man army is not happening, period. You're not pulling that off by any stretch of the imagination. -Feud
    • Yeah, no. Way too big of a military and I am pretty sure that you lost the war. ~Edge
  • Poland: Poplawski's supporters feel slighted, and begin to call Kasprzak a Communist sympathizer. Poplawski decides to gather his troops, and begins an attempt at a coup. However, Kasprzak is not killed, and leads a Civil War against Poplawski. This means that Poland will essentially become a battlefield of the Eastern Front of this war, as Germany will support Poplawski and the USSR will support Kasprzak. This basically means that if either side on this front wins big enough, they will also win support of their country. Kasprzak improves the military and infrastructure so as to make it easier for his supporters to defend the attacks of Poplawski. At this point, however, Kasprzak is still in charge. Poplawski kidnaps Kasprzak's wife, and Kasprzak is extremely infuriated. With all of Poplawski's units focused on the Civil War, we have close to no soldiers occupied by World War II. The Militarist party merges with the Nationalist Party, and Poplawski determines the structure of the government if he wins: There would be a President, who would be the head of the government and the internal issues. There would also be a chancellor, who would be in charge of the Military and Foreign Affairs, and appointed by the President. With the two parties merged, Poplawski would be President, and Jacenty Sluraczyk would be the Chancellor if the Nationalists won over the Democrats. The war mostly is a rebel invasion of the Nationalists from the East. Wilno is the first major city completely captured, but Warsaw is beginning to be split. Lublin, after the Communist revolts there earlier, becomes a hotspot for citizens fighting. The interesting thing is that at this moment, the people closer to the border with the Soviet Union are Pro-Nationalist, and the people closer to the border with Germany are Pro-Democrat. The Democrats, who are completely in favor of sticking to your word and the rule of the law, argue that Poplawski is a hypocrite for violently ending a rebellion while he was in power but starting one now. We wait to see how this Civil War plays out.
  • Netherlands: We continue the attack on Belgium with 200.000 men, and 100.000 men(all conscripts) remain in the country but are ready to be called into war. We request Germany join us in this offensive
    • ​Dutch East Indies: 'We offer oil to the Japanese. The 300.000 men army currently remains stationary, but is ready to be deployed. '
    • GEACOP Diplomacy: ' We accept with gratitude as we begin to rebuild in manchuria and indochina.
  • British Raj: India continues to improve its infrastructure and build up its military. The Indian population continues to grow slowly, as a few new farms are built mostly on rivers. Imperial Highway 2, the second built highway in India, is opened and routes between Calcutta and Dhaka. Tensions between Hindus and Muslims rise in India. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in India. However, massive production of military progress is highly! The British Indian Army continues drilling infantry troops to highly military ranks and currently reaches about 830,000 military troops. British Raj offer oil from United Kingdom to power up its tanks and ships. The Indian Revolution begins the uprising between NMIWP forces and the British Raj forces in the imperial capital New Delhi. Its goal is to take the British Raj Government building, then Abolition of British Raj and proclamation of an Suhugarist India.
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved, and some new roadways are built. More Buddhist temples are also built.
  • GEACOP: The attacks on oil refineries damage the war effort dearly, and we buy mass amounts of oil from foreign consumers to last us until the rebuilding in manchuria is complete. The war continues. the nuclear project with Brazil also continues.
  • Ethiopia: We request arms, airplanes and tanks from Germany.In our declaration of war,we send a force against Djibouti in a lightning speed attack and we try occupying it.(Mod response)We continue in industrializing in unsuccessful conversion into a military-industrial complex. We conscripted 340,000 since that is a realistic number and we will build a navy.We also request that Saudi Arabia to attack France citing the fact that Britain promised the land. We try to convince the natives of Djibouti to join us citing the fact that we are the Afar people and the Somali people. (mod response). We also built some half tanks and half cars called half tracks. We have built 100 of them which are outfitted with German 88 mm anti aircraft guns. After our first wave failed (I believe the mods meant that), We conscript the rest of the Ethiopian forces around another 400,000 and we call on volunteers from nearby nations. Instead of straight on attack we surround their forces sieging them out avoiding direct conflict.
    • Iranian Ethiopian Diplomacy: We request Iran's help against Saudi Arabia and France.
  • Belgium: As we're following the French forces with our revenge to Germany. The whole Europe and for us will get wild, Netherlands started an attack from us, so we'll defend as much as possible. The conflicts are starting around us. The Belgian Forces will be sent about 150,000 troops to defend our capital city. The Belgian Forces is now upgrading troops. With Poland, defense will be high enough.
  • Saudi Arabia: Military and economy improve. With the discovery of oil, the Saudi Economy continues to grow. We continue to ask for nations to engage in development deals for oil, and oil-based infrastructure continues to grow. Industry continues to grow at a slow rate. Research into modern weaponry begins. Military stands at 70,000 men. Naval expansion continues..  With Relations good between Saudi Arabia and Yemen, the Saudis begin to push their influence on the Yemeni government (Turn four of Six) With the ongoing war, Saudi Arabia declares neutrality. Saudi Arabia accepts the American offer. The Saudis offer to support the French in their war against Ethiopia in exchange for weapons.
    • French Dip: We accept the Saudi's offer, and we would be greatly thankful.
  • Indian Independence League: Mainland regiments start to take up arms against the British Raj, especially on Hyderabad. We consider a potential deal with Ireland, as well as Germany, Itlay, and/or Japan for aid. Subhas Chandra Bose declares himself as head of state and prime minister.
  • Ireland: We continue to  improve our military and infrastructure. More military bases are opened along the border with Northern Ireland. We begin propaganda campaigns along the border to promote irish unity and Nationalism. We begin influencing Northern ireland by encouraging Catholics and other Nationalists to take a stand against the imperialistic British government.
  • Argentina: One of our civilian freighters is torpedoed by an unknown nation. An investigation is underway. It puts the entire country on edge, and the military steps up defenses. We continue work on the jet fighter and submarine. The economy continues to improve. The military receives 100 IT-43 infantry tanks, and secretly continues work on the nuclear weapons program. The Navy revives two more destroyers, retiring the four from 1912. They are converted to river monitors. We continue influencing Uruguay (Turn 5 of Six) (Mil/Eco turn)
    • Ethiopia: We request arms, airplanes and tanks from you.
  • Switzerland reduces troop numbers by 15,000 but still maintains a high number of them due to the ongoing war. The conservative government begins to lose some support in areas but continues in power, primarily due to such high military spending.
  • Guatemala: Guatemala focuses on building up its military and thereby its economy, with the government expanding arms manufacturing. Part of the military is demobilized following the war's end, reducing the stress on the government's finances. The People's Socialist Party remains in power, with none of the opposition (largely due to election rigging and other tactics) able to present a credible threat. Guatemala encourages exiles from dictatorial governments in the region to move to Guatemala, where they are offered refuge. Many exiles, particularly from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Cuba, take the opportunity. At the end of the year, Guatemalan ships land 100 Dominican exiles on Hispaniola, where they begin to wage a guerrilla war against the dictator Trujillo. Meanwhile, Guatemala begins to exert economic and political influence on Nicaragua (Turn 1 of Six).
  • El Salvador: The economy and military improve, while the railway systems are linked with those of Guatemala. Salvadorean troops remain in the war.
    • Mosquitia: Works to recover from the war by building up the economy and military.
    • Brazil Dip: We petition the Guatemalan government to cease their aggressive tendencies within the Americas as it will destabilize the Central American and Caribbean regions. As much as a few nations could be tolerated any further will result in some issue with Both Brazil and the US who both have a relatively unhappy opinion about this situation. 
    • Guatemala assures Brazil that no so-called "aggressiveness" has occurred; Guatemala has acted only to defend itself from the dictatorial hostility of its neighbours and the economic empire of the United States. As soon as these threats no longer exist, the necessity of self defence will likewise vanish; until that time, Guatemala will take all necessary action to defend itself.
    • You've been waaaaay to aggressive, no way your going to influence them peacefully. On top of that you would need to centralize a lot. You just federalized or conquered a lot of territory compared to your main nation -Feud
  • Australia: Australia builds up the military. Infrastructure is improved and some new highways are built.
  • Canada: Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King continues to watch the war, the Communist revolt in England and other international situations with grave concern. The Permanent Army finally reaches 15,000 volunteers, and a major reorganization of the Army follows. Following British tradition, Canada establishes Regiments to be the "main" unit of the military, and these Regiments can be used and reorganized into different divisions or units as the situation requires. As of 1943, Canada has 15 Regiments in the Permanent Army, each of 1000 men, with plans for more if the number of recruits increases. While Canada does have several companies of tanks, no plans as of yet to make their own regiments for armor. The RCAF continues to train new recruits in the Marten Fighter, but soon the number of planes being produced overwhelms the number of recruits found. The Government isn't willing to cancel the Marten Fighter program, however, as war is still seen as a possibility. HMCS Ontario and Quebec are finally complete, and shakedown cruises take place on the west and east coasts. The Manitoba and the British Columbia are nearly ready to launch. Three more destroyers, the Prince Edward Island, the Saskatchewan and the Alberta are laid down. The Interprovincial Highway System reaches a milestone when crews from Manitoba working east and crews in Ontario working west at last meet up at the town of Marathon, Northern Ontario, and now a two lane highway reaches from Halifax to Calgary, and many stretches are at least four lanes. The progress in the Rocky Mountains is slow, but continues.
  • Guatemala offers to purchase surplus Marten fighters.
  • Brazil: Brazil continues to develop as a nation with its highway and railway systems continuing to develop heavily. The Railways up the coast continue linking up nearly the entire coast. The paved portion of the highway continues as well connection Sao Paulo and Rio De Janeiro with a major connection to Santos. The Railways connect into the northeastern amazons cleared away and population in those areas begins to increase much more as a result. The Brazilian navy lays down its fourth and final Fleet carrier until logistics provide, the Indepência is laid down. The Navy also adds a few new ships particularly 5 new frigates and 2 battlecruisers. The air force continues to develop as well with more heavier aircraft built and cargo planes, bombers, and now even planes specially built for the new Air corps of the Army. This develops the force of the Brazilian paratroopers who are specially trained within the Army. The Marines corps also expands as well turning into a large fighting force while Brazilian naval commanders look on how to utilize the marines as a legitimate part of the Navy. The Debt of Brazil continues to fall as the fiscal policy of Ramos pays off. The industry of Brazil also continues to develop as well with various industries expanding moderately. Shipbuilding begins to expand even more heavily thought as the Santos Shipyards produce more and more ships for shipping and other activities. The Brazilian population is at 45.3 million with major growth taking place and more urbanization taking place with a surprising growth of the new amazonian cities. Brazil expands some of its various bases particularly some of its foreign bases in venezuela and Guatemala. The Brazilian developers manage to build a new design for its heavy tank, the EE-04 Viper II which upgrades out of some of the various issues the previous version had. The Brazilian air force replaces most of its blackhawks with the Super blackhawks. The Brazilian jet program continues as well with some designs being considered but glimpses of the ME-262 giving good insight into jet construction. The Brazilian nuclear program continues to make good headway with considerations into a bomb being considered.
    • Venezuela: The Venezuelan oil industry continues to boom with various other moderate industries beginning to develop as well with pushes into various other more moderate industries. The Venezuelan military continues to develop as well with its force continuing to train in case of war. Expansion of the navy and army continue with purchases of the Blackhawk fighters being done as well with about 50 being purchased. The Brazilian base in Venezuela begins to provide a new bit of employment for thousands of people. The Venezuelan government shows great stability as the Brazilian supported government manages to gain great support
    • Guyanan Confederation: The Guyanan confederation begins to grow once again with some cries to try and gain British guyana. The Nation becomes relatively reliant on Brazil for its economy becoming extremely intertwined with Brazil's northern provinces. In an interesting twist the Brazilian immigration to Guyana increases with a potential to integrate Guyana as a province in the future. The Guyanan development particularly of Bauxite begins as the Brazilian investments begin to pay out.
  • China: As a result of the Japanese invasions of China, the National Revolutionary Army and the People's Liberation Army are both mobilized, ready to fight Japan, as well as Warlord Armies with mobilizing the central government's army and air force. Communist and Nationalistic factions have a truce in place to be prepared to fight the Japanese and reclaim land, We improve military and infrastructure. The populace of China starts to drift to Communism, securing friendly relations with the Soviet Union.
  • South Africa: The war in Angola proceeds well for the South African forces, with considerable portions of the south taken by the SADF. On the homefront, the South African government fears the military buildup and increasing power of Brazil. With its invasion of Portuguese territory in Africa, many in the government of South Africa fear that pro-Portuguese sentiments in Brazil may result in a military confrontation in the future. To that end, the South African Navy begins to draw up plans for the production of a carrier fleet to counteract the rapid naval expansion in Brazil. The plan to produce and commission two carriers that will form the core of the growing SAN fleet. To cut down on cost and spare the need for additional crewmen for the planned carriers, South Africa seeks to expand these carriers to a size of 266 meters long and capable of carrying up to 50+ aircraft. One is to be based out of Cape Town and the other out of Durban. 230 Aasvoël I and 28 Walvis bombers are produced out of the factories in Johannesburg and Durban, while another 50 fighter craft are to be produced at the new aeroplane factory opening in the city of Kimberly. With the opening of these new factories, economic growth results from the influx of workers and their families. As the new for recreational facilities around the worker towns manifest themselves, the government invests in the building of shops, malls, stadiums, and theaters for the benefit of the workers. Also showing growth are the number of Black African businessmen, who following the nation's early investment of black youth at universities throughout the nation, are beginning to open businesses that are catering to the poorer towns home to the black population of South Africa. With the investment entering into these towns, Black Africans are beginning to have an impact on the nation's economy, helping to reduce poverty levels and increase the number of blacks seeking out an education to take advantage of the opportunities opening up for them. With the war in Angola distracting those who would normally oppose such economic independence from white businesses, blacks are beginning to gain influence in the nation, and some believe that it may result in an increase of political power for black Africans in South Africa. A census held by the government of South Africa, indicates a total population of 13,858,426 inhabitants. Many politicians attribute this boom in the population to the war in Europe, as well as the well-paying jobs opening across the nation as the economic boom continues to grow. Economists predict a 5.6% growth in the economy for the year of 1943.
    • South-West Africa: The government of South-West Africa sees a remarkable increase in the territory's population. With the monetary incentives offered by the government, combined with the job growth and the settling of military families in the territory, the population of South-West Africa has increased to a total of 716,994 in only a few months. Many foreigners welcomed by South Africa as the flee the carnage in Europe, have settled down in South-West Africa at the behest of the national government. Bringing much needed skills and manpower, the economy of South-West Africa increases from this population boom.
    • 13 million didn't happen until 1952 your not there yet. You were at 10.9 million in 1943 and would only really be able to plausibly be at about 11.3 million. Also slow down on south west africa, its a desert, it would not get massive immigration. Also Immigration would go to Americas not South Africa. your last on the list for major immigration. -Feud
    • Is this not alternate history? I'm I not permitted to at least say that a vibrant economy such as South Africa's is attracting some people in need of jobs and good weather? Let us not remain close-minded smallfolk, but open-mined bigfolk. ~Viva
  • France: France continues to renovate and improve its industry after seeing the Germany's new economic machine, and begin to try to compete with the Germans. France continues to build up its military due to the growing Communist threat in Eastern Europe. In the hopes to help prepare in case of another European war, the newest French Medium Battle Tank begins production with the first wave of the design have been rolled out, the Char B1 Tank. We also continue to build up our armored division we our newer tank designs now rolling out. French Armor Units: Renault R35, FCM 36, Char D1, Char D2, Char B1, Char 2C, AMC 34, AMC 35, and the SOMUA S35. The current French Army division stands at roughly 2,000,000 men due to the increased fear in Eastern Europe and more are being trained in case an outbreak of war occurs, with roughly 1,400,000 able-bodied men in reserve. We continue to build up and improve our naval forces. Small steps are made in the way of French aviation technology. We try to improve our economy with a few government programs to help aid its recovery. The freeing up of colonial holdings and giving them more power has allowed France to free up some excess funds to help maintain its current military, upgrade it, help recover the economy, and its infrastructure. Seeing the declaration of wars by Japan and Germany, on the Soviet Union, we take this opportunity to declare war on Germany. We use the diversion of their main forces on the Eastern Front to rush into western Germany with the full force of our army. We move our entire 2.0 Million active force along with the bulk of our Armor and Air force into the Saarland, Rhineland, and the Ruhr; with famous military leader Charles De Gaulle leading a majority of our forces. We call in the reserves to become full time active military personnel adding another 1.4 Million to our forces, we then continue mass training to fight the Germans. The bolster of our European navy is sent in to attempt to blockade and destroy the German Navy, and the one's stationed in our colonies are set to defend and protect the colonies. The war with Germany allows us to reinvigorate the people to fight and prove to Germany who the strongest military force on Continental Europe is, allowing for the youth to flood in to join the military and do their fathers and grandfathers proud. We inform our colonies to bolster up their defenses in Indochina to protect from probable Japanese attacks. Though it seems the Japanese are making their way into Indochina, we are willing to make an agreement with the Japanese. With the rush into the undefended Rhineland, we make great strides very quickly in the region, making it to the Rhine, though we finally come into contention with German forces as we suspected they would begin pulling troops back to protect its undefended flank. Though we are able to repel most of the counterattack as we continue to occupy and move our way slowly into the Rhineland. We continue to maintain relations with our allies and trade partners. (Military/Economy turn)
  • Second Spainish Republic: After a long awaited, scheduled election, Niceto Alcalá-Zamora comes to power after a close vote. After Niceto talked with the mining corporations, the talks went extremely bad, and the value of the companies continues to drop. To add insult to injury, miners start to strike for higher wages and more healthcare benefits. He says in his inaugural speech "La industria minera en ruinas, sólo un liderazgo fuerte puede traer renovar el gran poder que tenía." which translates to "The Mining industry in in ruins, only strong leadership can bring renew the great power it had." "Niceto also states in his inguaral speech. España tiene el potencial para convertirse en una gran potencia en Europa, con el liderazgo correcto, economía y equilibrio militar." which translates to "Spain has the potential to become a great power in Europe, with the right leadership, economy, and military balance." Investments in the mining industry made by France and the USSR start to turn around the economy for the Republic of Spain. Rebuilding efforts continue in Gallicia, to restore the area to the way it was before the nationalist rebellion. Meanwhile, seeing Portugal as a threat and supplier of the Nationalist rebels, have confirmed his retreat and Portuguese support. Tensions start to escalate over accusations between the two nations, and secretly an invasion is planned for sometime next year. After seeing France repel the German Fascists, Spain decides to do the same to its Fascist neighbor Portugal. After signing the peace treaty to end the conflict, a surprise attack on Portugal emerges, with Niceto Alcalá-Zamora saying "Fascist Portugal is always a danger to Spain and her people; It must be removed from power. Meanwhile, research on anti-tank weapons begins, to help the military counter powerful tanks as threats to Spain. [Mil/Econ Turn]
  • Soviet Union: After consolidating its forces towards 1,500,000 strong and driving the enemy from its territory, the Soviet Union launches a counterattack against the enemy Polish and Germans in Poland. Soviet armor and infantry advance past the Polish border with assistance from remaining Lithuanian troops and pro-Soviet Polish partisans. Soviet air power is used to distract and otherwise hinder enemy air forces during the offensive. Soviet forces drive towards Vilnius, Lublin, and Lviv before making plans for the taking of Warsaw and Krakow. Back in the Soviet Union, considerable damage to the industries of Belarus and Ukraine was done during the German invasion, although the result is not as bad as it could have been. Soviet industry in much of the country other than those two areas are relatively undamaged, although some were damaged in airstrikes. Soviet factories produce more T-34s and Rocket launchers as fast as they are able to, and these are sent to the front as soon as possible. Planes are also produced and used as much as possible. The Soviet Nuclear program is given some more funding as the war begins to swing into the favor of the Soviets.
    • Tuva: To support the Soviets, some troops are sent to the Soviet Union to act as a rear guard for the fighting to come. More of the Russians there are drafted for the Red Army. To further help the Soviets, a degree of industry is created to help craft weapons for the Soviets. 
    • Mongolia: To support the Soviets, some troops are sent to the Soviet Union to act as a rear guard for the fighting to come. To further help the Soviets, a degree of industry is created to help craft weapons for the Soviets. 
    • East Turkestan: To support the Soviets, some troops are sent to the Soviet Union to act as a rear guard for the fighting to come. To further help the Soviets, a degree of industry is created to help craft weapons for the Soviets. 
    • Poland Dip: The Polish Government asks for the help of the USSR in defeating Poplawski's rebel forces, and asks not to invade any Democrat-controlled cities (Krakow, Poznan, Lodz, Katowice). 
  • Norway: The KjM 22 has been sent out to test pilots all over Norway. All tanks have been replaced with the superior TaG 34. Norway remains neutral in the war. The KjM has been upgunned, receiving two wingroot .50 caliber machine guns. The nuclear weapons program stays stagnant. Turn Three of Six influencing Sweden.
    • USSR Dip: The Norwegian Government asks for a trade agreement; uranium for jet technology.
    • Not plausable. I told another mod to do this last turn but apperently it has never been done.
  • The United States continues to maintain its position of neutrality. There is military buildup in case there is a need to go to war. The economy prospers due to America benefiting from selling arms and other things to both sides of the war. America offers to sell Japan oil and other things because of the recent thing that happened to them. We also continue the oil thing in Colombia and get concerned about Guatemala's aggressive tendencies.
  • Mandatory Palestine: Large immigration of European Jews to the holy land continues. The government concentates its efforts to deal with the flood of Jewish immigrants fleeing the European conflict with the nation's economy being improved. The trans-highway network is completed. Efforts are also made to reduce tensions between the different ethnic groups after the Arab revolt. Nationalist movements begin to attract more and more attention with many political parties supporting these movements, recently the actions of the British administration have been hit with accusations of corruption and ineffectiveness further increasing the size nationalist movements. With the approaching elections The New Palestine Party (NPP) begins to dominate the political landscape. We build up our military by 5,000 bringing our total army size up to 50,000. Our new aircraft ,the PAI Hoopoe, begins production, with 10 aircraft being used to create the national air force (another 15 are available for any nation to purchase). (Military/Economic)
    • Transjordan: Infrastructure is improved. Archaeological expeditions are given the Emir's blessing allowing for many British expeditions to take place in the region. In light of recent laws and efforts in Palestine, Transjordan also puts in place a series of laws to reduce tensions between Muslims and Christians. The Emir increases the size of the Transjordanian army bringing the total up to 7000. (military/Economic).
    • Ethiopian Dip: We would like to buy your 15 aircraft along with any other weapons.
  • Hungary: Hungary develops the economy and military. The military currently consists of 350,000 men, as conscription ends. The majority of Hungary's troops are located on the border with Romania. Miklós Horthy is overthrown, and Charles II becomes King of Hungary. The government purchase several public transportation businesses. (Economy and military turn)

1943.5

Algo Report:

The Soviets and Lithuanians launch a successful offensive into Poland, attacking German and enemy Polish forces. 

  • I thought if Finland launched an offensive, USSR would lose so.. Did Finland change his mind?

I believe Greece is defeated by Turkey and Italy. It would be good to double check this. (This is true, but it'll take a few more years of war before Greece is fully defeated - Pita)

  • How many more years? two, three?

France makes a push into the Ruhr. Germany is downgraded half a tier industrially as they lose much of the Ruhr industrial capability.

Spain defeats Portugal, pushing in a few miles.

Netherlands defeats Belgium, pushing in a few miles.

Beijing is struck by a magnitude 5 earthquake. 14 idiots are killed and 44 slightly less stupid idiots are injured. 

A quarter of *sigh* Bogota is ravaged by a fire. 198 people die in the worst fire in Colombian history.

  • Turkey: Mustafa Fevzi Çakmak became the Second President of Turkey. Known to be a keen supporter of Socialism; he implemented laws in order to bring forth sweeping political, social and cultural reforms which would separate Turkey from Ottoman tradition and embrace Westernized way of living. However, Mustafa surely did not believe that a Westernized Turkey was bound to reach success for economic reforms too had to be implemented, although the premier maintained state interventionism in economy. This involved the construction of a cotton print factory and a Turkish aircraft factory at Istanbul as well as many factories through the nation. Many state-owned factories for agriculture and textile industries too were handed over to private owners which led to major industrial growth. Moreover, the Turkish textile industry soon rose to becoming the top one in Europe. Mustafa initiated the start of model farms which were setup in large number throughout the state, and in turn privatized whilst the state itself invested its budget on construction of a railroad system to link the entire state of Turkey. The Central Bank of Turkey was established primarily to look over the exchange rate, and secure government funds and Turkish reserves. However, the government was particular in nationalizing all Turkey tobacco farms in order to set about a complete monopoly over its export. Along with this, many major industries such as the armaments industry and the steel industry were nationalised, with the textile industry being the only industry not to become nationalised. Generally, Mustafa promoted literacy and education in Turkey, and had in total; invested 5% of the GDP for education. Moreover, being a Turkish Nationalist; he encouraged education in Turkish and was supportive of the spread of Turkish culture and a law was passed which made all schools (private or federal) following the same syllabus. But all the while, he made sure to keep maintain law and order in Turkey by initiating the establish of the Federal Espionage and Security Force [FESF] which basically acted as an authoritarian force to look over crime, corruption and tax evasion. The FESF was also kept as a secretive group to exist for counter-intelligence missions. The Turkish military itself stood at 600,000 men due to conscription, and by now; it was equipped by modern German rifles. Turkey also served to export the large number of minerals, being abundant in chromite, boron, iron ore, copper. Meanwhile, fortifications established near the border with the USSR are dismantled. The Zafer Project, however, continues, aiming at establishing a major defence system to defend Turkey; concentrating on the complete defence of Turkish coastline and the Bosporus Straits in particular. The naval headquarters was at the same time, established at the Golden Horn and mass funding was given to strengthening the navy and the aerial forces. This leads to the naval forces expanding to 52 ships and a total of 30,000 marines. The air force stood at 670 aircraft, mainly consisting of fighters, bombers and transport units. With both French and Soviet technology at hand, Turkey develops its very own Atlay II Tank based off the French CharB1 Tank and the Soviet T-34 Tank. The infantry itself was armed with German rifles where were now produced by the arms industry on regular bases. The construction of the port is termed a great success and investors are attracted from all over the world to invest in the Erdimir Port and by now it served as a great commercial port.. The population is met with a sharp and steady increase, reaching 17.5 million due to the success of Fevzis agricultural and industrial reforms. [Mil/Eco Turn]. President Mustafa Fevzi Çakmaks announced the dismissal of many religion-based laws implemented by Kemal. With war breaking out in Europe, the Turks initiate mass production of tanks and armaments for the war. The Turkish forces defeated the Greeks in a decisive battle at Thessaloniki. With the tide of the battle of war now on the side of the Turks, we marched upon Athens, seeking to destroy the city. The Turkish and Italian armies had by this point conquered Western Thrace, Macedonia, Epirus, Thessaly, Western and Central Greece, Peloponnese and all of the Aegean as well as Ionian Sea islands. All that was left was to conquer Attica and occupy Athens. Therefore, 200,000 Turks marched towards Athens from Thessaly whilst the naval forces maintained a complete blockade over Attica leading to food storage for the Greeks and the air force severely bombed Athens, destroying large parts of it to rubble. Meanwhile back at home, the Premier announces to the public that Turkey has completely defeated Greece in a single year and the flag of Turkey now shall be raised upon Athens. This news generally leads to mass war fever and support for the Premier who exploits the situation by secretly killing off thousands of political enemies, particularly Communists and Fascists.
    • Ethiopian dip: WE would like to buy 100 Atlay Tanks, 100 aircraft and ten cruisers.
  • Greece: The military continues fighting the Turkish invaders. George II orders all Greek citizens to pick up whatever they could use as an weapon and fight the Turkish and Italian troops. The Greek army prepares to defend Athens and Thessaloniki to the last man. Both cities have large trench fortifications built around them, it is hoped that thought trench warfare the Turks will be slowed to a standstill. The navy is ordered to retreat to Athens, while the air force continues strikes against the enemy. The King is urged to evacuate by the parliament before the skies fall under total Turkish control, but he says, "I will remain here with my people to the end."
    • Stop being implausible. Thessaloniki has fallen, the Turkish/Italian Air Force already control the skies, your air force and navy are virtually non-existent and Athens is in a terrible condition due to air bombing and naval blockade. Tbh, you're starting to sound like Hitler when he moved around non-existent army divisions to stall the Soviet offensive upon Berlin.
    • The person above me just made the most accurate statement about what you're doing.
    • What's that supposed to mean? the last of the Greek army is gathered in Athens and every man in the capital who has not been drafted is now drafted. Like when Hitler drafter all Berlin men into the Volkssturm. And anti-air defenses have done a decent job fending off attacks.
    • There we have it! The root of all the problems... The guy is playing Greece and thinks that he is Germany. Anyways, the population of Athens in 1940 was 1 million (4.5 million for Berlin). Now once we separate the male and female, those that died of starvation, those that died of bombing, your given resources and those in absolutely no condition to fight; we wouldn't even have more than 20,000 - 30,000 to lead your little Athens Defence Army considering that the Volkssturm which you so eagerly referenced had mere 60,000 during the Battle of Berlin. Anyways, you can go raise a million army for all I care.. Athens will fall next turn regardless. "It's not going to suck itself." 14:49, March 8, 2015 (UTC)
  • Think I'm Germany? This is the only time I referenced Germany here, but all right, whatever. And yes, I am aware that nothing could save Greece from defeat, I am merely making a point.
  • Poland:' The Nationalist forces have lost support as the Soviets continue to push back the Germans. Poplawski pushes towards Lwow, but can not successfully take it over. Brest-Litovsk, however, successfully is taken over by the Nationalist rebels, who continue to fight the Soviets. The Democrats, however, who are currently in control of the government, are completely against war with the USSR, and actually want to enter the Soviet sphere of influence. Kasprzak asks the USSR to help get rid of the rebellion, and in return would become allied with the Soviets and heavily influenced by them. However, there are now basically two Polands, East Poland, which is Pro-Germany, and West Poland, which is Pro-USSR and France. The Bug RIver is currently the border between these two countries. After Kasprzak improves the military and industrial development, he decides to send soldier to Danzig to ensure full Polish control. This means that for the first time, the Polish government is going against Germany's wishes and invading the land that is claimed by both sides. With the Eastern Polish forces at about 400,000 men and the Western Polish forces at about 600,000 men, and the East surrounded by enemies, the West is expected to win.
  • Iran: Continue to modernize the nation with extra money as war is good for business. We decline the Ethiopian offer and the Shah fear that joining the war would trigger a Soviet invasion. We offer oil to Japan for a cheap price at the condition that after the war, they agree to equip our forces with modern weapons. 
    • Ethiopian Dip: If you join us Mecca will be Shia.
    • Saudi Arabia wishes to confirm the trade agreement formed between our two nations years ago.
  • Republic of Colombia: Oil stuff happens. Military stuff happens. Economic stuff happens. Bogota begins to be repaired. Stuff happens.
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved, and some new roadways are built. More Buddhist temples are also built.
  • Brazil: Brazil continues to see more devastation and conflict from this war with thousands upon thousands being killed and no end in Sight. Even though some settlements have been reached it seems the war is to continue on with the Traditional British Superpower remaining locked in a Communist issue in its homeland. Nereu Ramos continues to staunchly hold onto Brazil's neutrality and also begins to expand its area of patrol much further into the Atlantic linking it up with Patrol routes from Venezuela, and Guatemala creating an unbroken patrol and battle chain in the fleet allowing for reasonably quick responses to outside threats. This, however, becomes an issue of contention in Brazil with many disliking some of the more outwardly influential and less isolationist policies. Ramos labels these people as those unwilling to change with Brazil's new status and the other people seem to support Brazil's new rising status. The Issue of Power Projection also comes up in an open conference Ramos had in which he says "If Power Projection is where we are headed, i say let it happen, it can do nothing but improve Brazil's standing". Even with some disapproval with this He still maintains popularity. The Industrial development of Brazil continues with the Automotive industry picking up heavily as the new roadways begin to develop Brazil's automotive base. With many cars being rather affordable than previous years the Automotive industry in Brazil looks like its here to Stay. The shipbuilding industry as well shows great progression as the various shipyards by private and state companies are able to build up container ships for shipping which are bought heavily by some of South Americas nations and other foreign states as well. The Brazilian military shows no notable increase except for its EH-04 Viper II tanks adding nearly 200 to its menegerie of Equipment and retiring the older American purchased tanks. The Brazilian paratroopers continue to be trained and are labelled "The Airborne Rangers" The Navy continues construction of its new Carrier with it slated to be completed in late 1944. Brazilian admirals having won out against the government petition to ask Chile for a naval base in Valparaiso. The Nuclear research continues stalling out again as less breakthroughs are made. The Rocketry research continues with the first successful testing of a rocket engine but not a rocket. The First Jet aircraft to be produced by Brazil is developed but is only a prototype to be felt out for the next version which will be used for military purposes.
    • Venezuela: Venezuela continues to develop its industry looking to be self sufficient in at least some ways, with good trade treaties with Brazil industrial equipment is getting easier and easier to purchase as it helps produce goods Brazil won't necessarily produce for Venezuela. The oil industry continues to develop with efficient refineries being put into place allowing for more refined oil to be sold or stockpiled much easier. The Venezuelan population grows slightly to about 3.9 million. The Air force had made good inroads into development successfully fully training its first squadrons on the Brazilian Blackhawk Fighter. Venezuela looks to Argentina to have a light carrier produced for Venezuela and her developing navy. 
    • Guyanan Confederation: The Confederation continues to develop as more Brazilians populate the territories. This, however, remains mostly Brazilian soldiers and their families. However, the development needed for these bases and troops held build up Guyana's infrastructure further entwining it within Brazil's economic system. Industrialization on a smaller scale takes place here with Bauxite and Manganese being produced heavily within the Confed. The Guyanan confederation piggybacks its embassies within Brazilian embassies. The Native populations of the Guyanas begin to assimilate a small amount with Portuguese being their biggest trading language due to the sheer amount of business done with Brazil. Some expect that most of the population of the Guyanas will integrate within Brazilian culture in a meshing way within about 20 to 30 years.
      • Ethiopian Dip: We would like to buy any arms that you can spare along with 50 aircraft and tanks.
  • India: India continues to improve its infrastructure and build up its military. The Indian population continues to grow slowly, as a few new farms are built mostly on rivers. Imperial Highway 3 and 4 is under construction and routes 3 between Ahmedabad and Mumbai, then 4 between Mumbai and Hyderabad. Tensions between Hindus and Muslims rise in India. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in India. The Indian Revolution ends after 15 days of fighting in streets of New Delhi and the rebels, led by NMIWP, wins a totality victory. British Raj forces are defeated, the British Raj government falls into liberation hands and British Raj doesn't exists anymore. The Union of Monarchist Indian States (UMIS) is officially founded on 4 October 1943, with Ravi Phunkar as its first emperor of Indian Union, imperial house of Phunkar rules India, as well there has retaken title of former British Raj emperor. During Phunkar's rule, he reformed administrative divisions, abolished the democracy and replaced by an completely Shugarist single-party state and finally each state has now its own flag, coat of arms, parliament, army, education, healthcare and administrative divisions. But some things have to be common to all of India, such as India's own currency named Indian rupee (INR).
  • Yeah, no. This isn't happening. 
  • Netherlands: The talks in Zurich are seen as productive by the Netherlands. Jan de Wit(last name is retconned) begins the second half of his term. We continue our push into Belgium, as peace has not been reached yet. The goal is to take Antwerpen and Hasselt this year, and have the provinces of ANtwerp and Limburg fall into our hands. 
    • ​Dutch East Indies: The 300.000 men army moves to Aceh. 
  • Mandatory Palestine: Large immigration of European Jews to the holy land continues. The government concentates its efforts to deal with the flood of Jewish immigrants fleeing the European conflict with the nation's economy being improved. The trans-highway network is completed. Efforts are also made to reduce tensions between the different ethnic groups after the Arab revolt. Nationalist movements begin to attract more and more attention with many political parties supporting these movements, recently the actions of the British administration have been hit with accusations of corruption and ineffectiveness further increasing the size nationalist movements. With the approaching elections The New Palestine Party (NPP) begins to dominate the political landscape. We build up our military by 5,000 bringing our total army size up to 55,000. Our new aircraft ,the PAI Hoopoe, begins production, with 15 aircraft being used to create the national air force (another 15 are available for any nation to purchase). (Military/Economic)
    • Transjordan: Infrastructure is improved. Archaeological expeditions are given the Emir's blessing allowing for many British expeditions to take place in the region. In light of recent laws and efforts in Palestine, Transjordan also puts in place a series of laws to reduce tensions between Muslims and Christians. The Emir increases the size of the Transjordanian army to 7000 (military/Economic)
    • Ethiopian Dip: WE would like to buy 15 aircraft.
    • Palestine dip: I'm sorry but you lack the monitary funds required for such a transaction
  • Indian Independence League (Azad Hind):  Units of the INA stationed in Hyderabad begins guerrilla warfare against the British Indian Army. The rest of the southernly units (Kerala, Orissa and Pondicherry) followed suit. As of September of this year, the number of active combat troops reached 300,000. We still await approval of an arms aid deal with either Ireland, Germany, Italy, or Japan.
  • Australia: Australia continues to build up the military. Economy is improved.
  • Belgium: After our defeat of Netherlands could take Antwerpen and Limburg as well. In case of it, Brussels stays safe, and for the opposition more troops will defend Antwerp and Limburg from Netherlands for about 180,000. which it could take the spice from us and hopefully to try help Brussels stay safe ahead of Netherlands troops.
    • Is it just me or does this turn make absolutely no sense. I am not talking about whether it's plausible or not ... I am talking about whether anyone can even understand what the player has written.
    • I think he's trying to say that the main goal is to keep Brussels safe.
  • Switzerland hosts a conference in Zurich for European peace. Industrial output increases slightly.
  • Second Spanish Republic: After a long awaited, scheduled election, Niceto Alcalá-Zamora comes to power after a close vote. After Niceto talked with the mining corporations, the talks went extremely bad, and the value of the companies continues to drop. To add insult to injury, miners start to strike for higher wages and more healthcare benefits. He says in his inaugural speech "La industria minera en ruinas, sólo un liderazgo fuerte puede traer renovar el gran poder que tenía." which translates to "The Mining industry in in ruins, only strong leadership can bring renew the great power it had." "Niceto also states in his inguaral speech. España tiene el potencial para convertirse en una gran potencia en Europa, con el liderazgo correcto, economía y equilibrio militar." which translates to "Spain has the potential to become a great power in Europe, with the right leadership, economy, and military balance." Investments in the mining industry made by France and the USSR start to turn around the economy for the Republic of Spain. Rebuilding efforts continue in Gallicia, to restore the area to the way it was before the nationalist rebellion. Meanwhile, seeing Portugal as a threat and supplier of the Nationalist rebels, have confirmed his retreat and Portuguese support. Tensions start to escalate over accusations between the two nations, and secretly an invasion is planned for sometime next year. After seeing France repel the German Fascists, Spain decides to do the same to its Fascist neighbor Portugal. After signing the peace treaty to end the conflict, a surprise attack on Portugal emerges, with Niceto Alcalá-Zamora saying "Fascist Portugal is always a danger to Spain and her people; It must be removed from power. Another offensive attempt is made into Portugal. [Mil/Econ Turn]
    • Spain asks to have its ships brought from Argentina escorted back to the homeland.
  • IT'S SPANISH, NOT SPAINISH.
  • Mexico: We begin military buildup and economic expansion. We begin to pass laws and regulations designed to crackdown on inequality, despite of the so-called "Mexican Miracle". As we begin this process, we start to build up our forces to fight an increasingly war-like Guatemala, which has been able to actually defeat the Honduran government, although this is a secondary objective of the current government of Mexico. However, due to the nation being already under control of the Guatemalans, and the Mosquitan Republic under their control, some of our generals begin to make plans for a military excercise in order to train our forces to liberate Honduras, yet place a pro-Mexican government in the region. However, things go wrong, as the current president rejects the plan of these generals, instead seeking to focus on internal issues. However, behind is back, several of his generals begin to plan for a major coup e'tat, in an attempt to replace the current government with a more militaristic one. In other news, the Mexican leadership begins to place attract foreign investors, particularly on petroleum resources in the country, hoping to allow for economic growth. We begin to sell this oil to both sides of the war, hoping to provide a major revenue for the country.
    • Gentlemen, feel free to cross out any ....... inconsistencies with this (and by that I refer to implausibilities). 
  • Saudi Arabia: Military and economy improve. With the discovery of oil, the Saudi Economy continues to grow. We continue to ask for nations to engage in development deals for oil, and oil-based infrastructure continues to grow. Industry continues to grow at a slow rate. Research into modern weaponry begins. Military stands at 70,000 men. Naval expansion continues..  With Relations good between Saudi Arabia and Yemen, the Saudis begin to push their influence on the Yemeni government (Turn five of Six) With the ongoing war, Saudi Arabia declares neutrality. Saudi Arabia accepts the American offer. The Saudis offer to support the French in their war against Ethiopia in exchange for weapons.
  • China: As a result of the Japanese invasions of China, the National Revolutionary Army and the People's Liberation Army are both mobilized, ready to fight Japan, as well as Warlord Armies with mobilizing the central government's army and air force. Communist and Nationalistic factions have a truce in place to be prepared to fight the Japanese and reclaim land, We improve military and infrastructure. 
  • France: France continues to renovate and improve its industry after seeing the Germany's new economic machine, and begin to try to compete with the Germans. France continues to build up its military due to the growing Communist threat in Eastern Europe. In the hopes to help prepare in case of another European war, the newest French Medium Battle Tank begins production with the first wave of the design have been rolled out, the Char B1 Tank. We also continue to build up our armored division we our newer tank designs now rolling out. French Armor Units: Renault R35, FCM 36, Char D1, Char D2, Char B1, Char 2C, AMC 34, AMC 35, and the SOMUA S35. The current French Army division stands at roughly 2,100,000 men due to the increased fear in Eastern Europe and more are being trained in case an outbreak of war occurs, with roughly 1,500,000 able-bodied men in reserve. We continue to build up and improve our naval forces. Small steps are made in the way of French aviation technology. We try to improve our economy with a few government programs to help aid its recovery. The freeing up of colonial holdings and giving them more power has allowed France to free up some excess funds to help maintain its current military, upgrade it, help recover the economy, and its infrastructure. Seeing the declaration of wars by Japan and Germany, on the Soviet Union, we take this opportunity to declare war on Germany. We use the diversion of their main forces on the Eastern Front to rush into western Germany with the full force of our army. We move our entire 2.1 Million active force along with the bulk of our Armor and Air force into the Saarland, Rhineland, and the Ruhr; with famous military leader Charles De Gaulle leading a majority of our forces. We call in the reserves to become full time active military personnel adding another 1.5 Million to our forces, we then continue mass training to fight the Germans. The bolster of our European navy is sent in to attempt to blockade and destroy the German Navy, and the one's stationed in our colonies are set to defend and protect the colonies. The war with Germany allows us to reinvigorate the people to fight and prove to Germany who the strongest military force on Continental Europe is, allowing for the youth to flood in to join the military and do their fathers and grandfathers proud. We continue our talks to end the war with the Japanese with the secession of Vietnam. With the rush into the undefended Rhineland, we make great strides very quickly in the region, making it to the Rhine, though we finally come into contention with German forces as we suspected they would begin pulling troops back to protect its undefended flank. Though we are able to repel most of the counterattack as we continue to occupy and move our way slowly into the Rhineland. We eventually make ways into the heavily industrial Ruhr and turn it into our own factory system to further our war effort. We continue talks with the Netherlands to end the war with them. We continue to maintain relations with our allies and trade partners. (Military/Economy turn)
  • Canada: After over two years of war, Canadian leaders begin to believe that maybe the British Commonwealth will not get dragged into it. The decision Canada has to reach now is if to cancel production of the Marten fighter, or offer to sell the fighters we are making to who ever has the resources and ability to buy and operate them (aka, sorry Greece and Ethiopia, but no). The Navy expands, with all 20 Flower corvettes and four of the six first Provincial class destroyers more or less ready. The three extra destroyers we were going to make is put on hold due to financial costs. The Interprovincial Highway System is finally complete after great engineering challenges in the Rocky Mountains are overcome. More infrastructure improvements are put in place, namely shipyards and new airports.
  • Hungary: Hungary develops the economy and military. The military currently consists of 350,000 men, as conscription ends. The majority of Hungary's troops are located on the border with Romania. Miklós Horthy is overthrown, and Charles II becomes King of Hungary. The government purchase several public transportation businesses. (Economy and military turn)
  • Guatemala: Grows increasingly concerned at the aggression of Mexico's dictatorial government. Seeking to focus all its resources on defence against a nation which has declared its intention to destroy Guatemala, it ends support for guerrilla movements elsewhere and shuts down any exile political organizations in the country. Mobilization increases again, with the government attempting to maximize possible forces in the event of an attack. Meanwhile, the border with Mexico is fortified, with trenches begin dug and artillery emplaced. Despite this, Guatemala begins massive support for rebel organizations among the indigenous people of southern Mexico, offering funding, weapons, and training. Guatemalan agents compares the tyranny of Mexico's government over the serf-like peasants of southern Mexico with the relative wealth and freedom of Guatemalan farmers, encouraging them to revolt. Both its autonomous regions improve military and economy. The People's Socialist Party decisively win elections this year. Guatemala offers mutual defence pacts to Haiti, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua (Mod Response)
  • Nicaragua: No
  • Costa Rica: Accepts
  • Haiti: No
  • Soviet Union: After consolidating its forces towards 1,500,000 strong and driving the enemy from its territory, the Soviet Union launches a counterattack against the enemy Polish and Germans in Poland. Soviet armor and infantry advance past the Polish border with assistance from remaining Lithuanian troops and pro-Soviet Polish partisans. Soviet air power is used to distract and otherwise hinder enemy air forces during the offensive. Soviet forces drive towards Vilnius, Lublin, and Lviv before making plans for the taking of Warsaw and Krakow. Back in the Soviet Union, considerable damage to the industries of Belarus and Ukraine was done during the German invasion, although the result is not as bad as it could have been. Soviet industry in much of the country other than those two areas are relatively undamaged, although some were damaged in airstrikes. Soviet factories produce more T-34s and Rocket launchers as fast as they are able to, and these are sent to the front as soon as possible. Planes are also produced and used as much as possible. The Soviet Nuclear program is given some more funding as the war begins to swing into the favor of the Soviets.
    • Tuva: To support the Soviets, some troops are sent to the Soviet Union to act as a rear guard for the fighting to come. More of the Russians there are drafted for the Red Army. To further help the Soviets, a degree of industry is created to help craft weapons for the Soviets. 
    • Mongolia: To support the Soviets, some troops are sent to the Soviet Union to act as a rear guard for the fighting to come. To further help the Soviets, a degree of industry is created to help craft weapons for the Soviets. 
    • East Turkestan: To support the Soviets, some troops are sent to the Soviet Union to act as a rear guard for the fighting to come. To further help the Soviets, a degree of industry is created to help craft weapons for the Soviets. 
  • The United States continues to maintain its position of neutrality. There is military buildup in case America has to go to war. We also prosper a lot thanks to selling to both sides of the war, which makes money. Oil stuff in Colombia continues and we sell oil to Japan. The Manhattan Project continues. The Jefferson Memorial is dedicated.
  • Argentina: We secretly begin collaborating with the Japanese and Brazilians on a nuclear weapons program. Uruguay is vassalized (Turn Six of Six). The military lays down five tank landing ships for the Brazilian Navy. The government continues working on the jet fighters, and the first fighter is built. Test flights are successful. Infrastructure and the economy is built up. Another 40 fighters are built for the navy, 40 for the Air Force, and another 20 tanks for the Army. We begin development of a heavy four engine bomber using patterns from commercial airliners. The Air Force also begins to develop a helicopter. (Eco/Inf turn)
    • Uruguay: We begin to build up our armed forces, receiving five gunboats from the Argentinean Navy. Several fighter planes are transferred to form an air force. The economy begins to recover with investments from Argentina, and we begin to collaborate with them on their submarine and jet program. 30 light infantry tanks are acquired for the army. The government begins to build up public transportation in Montevideo. (Mil/Eco turn)
      • Argentinean Dip: We agree and lay down a light carrier for Venezuela.
  • South Africa: The war in Angola begins to slow down as the initial objectives of the conflict are accomplished, and consolidation of the territory gained in the war proceeds as South African troops begin mopping up pockets of Portuguese resistance. The ANC moves in to serve as a propaganda arm to the uneducated masses of southern Angola, acquiring the political support of the tribal leaders in the area for the South African government. Back home, the government of South Africa shifts its focus from economic development to technological development, seeking to expand its scientific understanding relative to the Western powers. Not to be outdone by the Europeans, Americans and Brazilians. South Africa begins its own research into nuclear power. The Smuts administration assembles a team of 2,570 scientists, engineers, and technicians, and establishing the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (SANEC), and allots to the organization a $15 million dollar line of credit to begin their work on harnessing the power of the atom. Taking advantage of the nation's rich veins of uranium and industrial and technical prowess, the South Africans begin their work into nuclear power research. South African military intelligence delivers reports of the German V2 rockets in use in Europe, sparking the interest of the government to develop versions of these rockets for the nation's own use. Inspired by the fear produced by the sight of a flying explosive device, the South African military states that such a weapon could have invaluable impact in a war against fellow Africans, most of who have never witnessed the use of modern weaponry before. Thus, research into the use of rocketry for military purposes begins in the city of Upington, close enough to the industrial centers of South Africa, but far enough away from the nation's population centers to prevent potential collateral damage. Construction on the nation's aircraft carriers begins in Durban side by side. Ten submarines and seventeen large landing craft have been added to the navy as a form of increasing the nation's power projection capabilities. The expansion of the air force also continues as the SAAF receives thirty new Walvis heavy bombers, 45 Aasvoël I fighter craft, and ten new Kuikendief transport planes for the paratrooper element of the air force. The Jagter 43 semi-automatic rifle is introduced into the South African military as the standard-issue weapon of the army. 200,000 of these rifles are produced in armories in Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, and immediately distributed to the infantrymen of the army. Elsewhere, the Verwoester Md.II medium tank is finally developed and put into production by the military. 125 Verwoester Md.I tanks are built as the final version of the Md.I. 75 Varke Md.I heavy tanks are developed to the military as the last of the heavy combat vehicles for the South African Army.
    • South-West Africa: A heavy water plant is constructed in Windhoek for the purpose of aiding the SANEC's research on nuclear power. Given the territory's even more impression supply of uranium, a primary division of the SANEC is established in South-West Africa to help speed up the process of making a breakthrough. Attracting some of the brightest minds in Pretoria, Johannesburg, and Cape Town, the SANEC moves the bulk of its research personnel to the capital city of Windhoek.
    • South African Dip: South Africa would like to extend to Ethiopia a $5 million dollar line of credit and supply the nation with 25 Aasvoël I fighters, three Walvis heavy bombers, and 60 Verwoester Md.I medium tanks as a sign of good faith and friendship. South Africa will provide the training and spare parts needed to operate and maintain the equipment, as well as supply the nation with 50,000 newly-produced Jagter 43 semi-automatic rifles for the modernization of the army.
    • Ethiopia is grateful that an African brother helps us.
    • Argentinean Dip: We protest this expansion of the war.
    • South African Dip: It is not in the interests of South Africa to expand this conflict, but in the spirit of brotherhood and unity, aid a beleaguered neighbor against an aggressive power. We fellow Africans must stand together in these trying times.

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