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The Deutsches Reich stretches from the Atlantic coast of France, to the Ural Mountains in the east. Regions of the Reich
- Ostmark (formerly Austria. The expression "Alpen- und Donaureichsgaue" promoted by the authorities remains highly unpopular)
- The Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (former Czechoslovakia),
- Moselland (former Luxembourg)
- Reichkommissariat Ostland (Belarus and the Baltic states),
- Reichkommissariat Ukraine
- Reichkommissariat Muscovy (from Moscow to the Urals)
- Reichkommissariat Caucasus
- Generalkommissariat Taurida (Southern Ukraine and the Crimea).
Apart from vast territorial expansion in the Eastern and Central Europe, Nazi Germany has also regained the former colonies of the Second Empire. Apart from the exploitation of the locals, used mainly for slave labour, most of Africa is administered by England and France, Germany being more concerned with its Russian territories, and also not wanting to become overstretched.
The Reich and its associated (annexed) territories are divided in regions/shires (Gaue). Except for the National Socialist German Workers' Party, there are no other political parties allowed. "Internal Security" is maintained by the SS which has been extended under the direction of Heinrich Himmler. The Death Camps have long since been destroyed and the German government officially denies their existence.
Most German companies employ industry slaves (mostly Slavs from Germany's "colonies"), who work under the most miserable conditions.
Culture and Arts
The massive brain-drain triggered by the vicious persecutions and discriminations in the mid-1930s has made Germany's culture indeed very poor. Megalomaniac architecture and various monuments depicting party symbols or "heroic Aryans" dominate German cityscapes (needless to say, most of these obscene concrete behemoths were realised with the help of slave labor). Hitler's plan to aggrandize Berlin was finally realized in 1947. Avant-garde or generally, modern arts in the public are quasi non-existent, since they are branded as "entartete Kunst". Underground and subversive artists are still brutally persecuted. German "culture" consists merely of glorifications of the "master race", tasteless racist propaganda and idolatry of Hitler's artistic taste while several more or less talented state artists serve the NSDAP cadre's whims. German music has brought few innovations; national socialist propaganda songs and popular music are the only "hits" heard in German radios, while classical music is mostly composed by Late or Neo-Romantic epigones. Only composers branded as truly "German" are held in high esteem, like Wagner, Bruckner, Beethoven or Bach. Political satire or cabaret is only delivered by the Stürmer and remains anti-Semitic and racist propaganda.
Relations with other countries
The Greater Anti-Comintern Pact contains most European nations, and Germany is the permanant head of the European Union, the Union having 12 members in all.
General plan Ost
The Eastern Territories.
Cities of the Reich
The Largest cities in the Greater German Reich are as follows
- Berlin (the largest city in the World)
- St Petersburg
- Theoderichshafen (formerly Sevastopol)
The German Military consists of four separate branches: The Wehrmacht Heer, the Kriegsmarine, the Luftwaffe and the Waffen-SS.
Wehrmacht Heer - The Wehrmacht has borne the brunt of the fighting in the east, suffering heavy casualties. The Panzerwaffe is considered the best in the world, with the most advanced tanks like the Leopard and Jaguar Main battle tanks.
Kriegsmarine - The Kriegsmarine has undergone expansion since WWII, and now is made up of mostly submarines, with aircraft carrier groups for surface engagements.
Luftwaffe - The Luftwaffe has gone from strength to strength, with the most advanced planes in the world, but has been severely hit by the advent of SAMs in the various Partisan groups supplied by the US.
Waffen-SS - The toughest troops in the World, the Waffen SS have fought on every battlefield, and have gained a reputation for brutality and bloody mindedness.
Following the victory in Europe, The German Army has fought a long, bloody and at times expensive anti-insurgency campaign against various Communist, pro-Soviet and anti-Nazi guerrillas, resistance movements, with the heaviest fighting on the German-Soviet frontier and the eastern territories of Germany. There has also been intervention foreign wars, like the Nordland civil war. Some, especially in the military fear that the SS is beginning to get too powerful and without anything to keep it in check, they could attempt a coup.