The Central Powers is an international alliance between multiple nations that are defending Fascism. The alliance is currently against the Freedom Alliance, led by the US. The Central Powers is being led by Germany. The alliance began in the late 1800s when Great Britain, France, and Russia all united against Germany and Austria-Hungary to form the Entente Alliance. The Entente alliance was defeated during the First Great War, and its three main members all collapsed during the next decade or were annexed. The Central Powers would go on to defeat the Moscow Pact in the Second Great War, and would go on into a cold war with the US and the Freedom Alliance following the formation of several African nations siding with Germany or the US.
The Central Powers began with Germany and Austria-Hungary forming an alliance against France, Great Britain, and Russia. Italy would later join, but did not keep to it's word and joined the Entente late in the First Great War. Tensions between the Central Powers and the Entente would rise and fall between the two due to many reasons, the build up of the German navy, border problems, disputed colony lines, etc. The final strike would come on June, 28, 1914 when Archduke Franz Ferdinand got killed by a Yugoslav Nationalist. This would soon start the First Great War
First Great War
Germany and Austria-Hungary soon were at war with the Entente Alliance following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Germany soon launched a successful invasion of Belgium, conquering the nation and moving on to invade France from the north. Austria-Hungary was invaded by Russia, but was able to repulse these attacks. Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire soon invaded Russia, creating for them a three front war. They could not defeat all three nations, and soon entered a period of revolution and civil war. With this, the Eastern Front ended. Germany could focus all their forces on the Western Front and have all the resources that the new Russian lands provided. This negated the British blockade, and soon Germany would defeat France following the Battle of Paris. The Americans had declared war already, but it was too late, as France had already fallen. On the Southern Front, Austria-Hungary had successfully taken all of Southern Europe except for Greece and Bulgaria. This meant that they could help in the upcoming Italian invasion. Germany and Austria-Hungary invaded Italy and soon they surrendered. A joint America-British-Canadian invasion of Northern France began in 1919. They secured the beach, but that was it. They failed to move past it and the Germans soon drove them out. The next year, the Treaty of Amsterdam was signed and brought an end to the war.
The years following the war were a time of high economic growth and prosperity. The Central Powers all had high growth rates thanks to their new resources in their conquered lands. The Entente Alliance was humiliated at their failure to keep up with the states they were just at war with. A source of pride for the Central Powers was when Great Britain, the leader of the Entente Alliance for most of the war, collapsed when a Communist Revolution took place. The United States, not as harmed as Britain was in the war, vowed to stay out of the next European war. However, during the mid 20s, Germany began the transition to democracy, and relations between Germany and the US looked like they were going to recover. However, Hitler took control and ended the democracy and all elections. This ended any chance of relations between the United States and the US. Soon, relations between the Central Powers and the Moscow Pact soured, and war become more and more closer. In 1934, Germany struck first, and invaded the UCS.
The Second Great War
With the German invasion of the UCS, war existed between the Central Powers and the Moscow Pact. Germany made strong advances in the UCS, and Austria-Hungary took most of Bulgaria. These advances were only stopped when Turkish reinforcements arrived. The Germans surrounded Stalingrad, and the Siege of Stalingrad began. The only reason the city wasn't taken that year was because the British had invaded Northern France. The next year, Germany had taken the city, and Operation Enduring Reich is launched. The goal is not to take Moscow, but head north and south of it and take Vovograd, successfully surrounding Moscow. The next year, Russian and Turkish forces launched a last ditch effort to liberate Vovograd from the Nazis. The attack failed, and Moscow was soon taken by the Nazis. The Moscow Pact all surrendered within a week.