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Welcome to the main page for Central Victory,
an encyclopedia that I have pieced together on an alternate Earth after World War I.
This timeline explores the global history after the Central Powers win the First World War (1914-1918). The Central Powers had key opportunities to win World War I. If coordinated properly or if the code book had been destroyed the German Navy may have broken the British blockade, Mexico may have been able to hold out if they entered the war on the side of the Central Powers or the United States remained neutral, occupied eastern Europe could have sent men to fight as reinforcements or reserves. The revolts in Ireland could have caused the British to pull out. These events as well as others shaped the tide of the war.
I choose to use Wikipedia templates and articles as a base for my timeline because not only does this make it easier to catalog everything, but I think it adds a bit extra to the timeline. As in this is basically the Wikipedia of this world. Now admiringly not all events mentioned throughout this timeline are 100% accurate or possible even if things were different. New insight on the war is released all the time and it is hard to pinpoint when a decisive point of divergence could be, so bear with me and enjoy this timeline.
Point of Divergence
In June 1914 the world was ruled by great empires, and the ideals of nationalism and democracy ran wild on the streets of Europe and Russia. But these ideals were strongest in Serbia's desire to create a united south-Slav state. In our timeline these ideals reached a boiling point and finally one of the greatest wars of all time broke out. The war was fought by the Triple Alliance (Central Powers) and the Triple Entente (Allied Powers) between 1914 and 1918. With the war ending in 1918 resulting in the defeat of the Central Powers and the Treaty of Versailles being enforced on the losers. Resulting in bitterness and hatred and 20 years later a second world war that was far more terrible than the first.
The main shift in the timeline I have found to be in the Battle of Jutland in 1916. In this battle Reinhard Scheer succeeded in destroying more British ships giving the German Navy a huge morale boost. This resulted in the August 19 action being more bold and successfully breaking the British Blockade. Resulting in a decrease in unrestricted submarine warfare and keeping the United States neutral. Without American support in Europe and the collapse of the Russian Empire, Allied morale suffered a fatal blow. The Central Powers managed to beat the Allied armies in the west with the Spring Offensive. One by one the Allies signed an armistice with the Central Powers, the war ending on August 13, 1918.
If Britain and France looses World War I, wouldn't that mean they would loose a ton of their colonies to The central powers, eventually leading to The French and British Empires having an earlier demise than in OTL?
For example, India will become independent sooner and a handful of Britain's other colonies will be handed over to Germany.
Also if ever Germany became victorious, I'm doubtful the country will have crumbled into the socio-economic mess it did and Hitler (Nazi or not) would never any sort of Political career nor will have Germany as a whole. Therefore, Germany will succumbing to any kind of fascist totalitarian regime at all. In fact, I believe that the Entente powers themselves would've gradually fell into authoritarianism.
Additionally, I strongly theorize that maybe after the war, America would've became more pro-German as a result of Central victory and even allied themselves with Germany in World War II.
I also believe that maybe the Austrio-Hungarian and Otooman Empires would've lasted a while longer as well. The Ottoman lasting until the early 1950's at best.
Almost none of that makes sense. Lordganon (talk) 00:31, August 27, 2012 (UTC)
And almost of all of that is explained in the pages. Instead of questioning it, go researching. It did not crumble into that mess, Hitler just became the plain old Chancellor, not a ruthless dictator. The Austrian and Ottoman Empires survived a short time longer. The Entente was not so heavily damaged to cause all that. Meanwhile America fought in the war and suffered bitter losses at the hands of Mexico. No pro-Germany stuff there.
I understand the confusion in the timeline, I've found it myself and I worte it. I'm actually rewritting it so that it all makes sense cronologically again. However refering the POD, I've stated that there are elements to it that do not seem possible or likely on onse side or the other. If you have suggestions though let me know please I'd love to hear them.Central Victory Creator 07:34, September 20, 2012 (UTC)