Germany is the name of a former country in central Europe and the region it once occupied. Germany was one of the hardest hit nations in Doomsday, and wide patches of radiation and lawlessness exist to this day. There are, however, organized nations within the chaos.
Historically an area populated with a great number of diverse nations, it was only in the last two centuries that Germany was unified under a single flag. That newly formed nation's history was tarnished, however, by the blame of two World Wars, a genocidal government, and the division of the nation into two following these wars. One of the most contentious borders between the NATO alliance and the Warsaw Pact, Germany was a hotbed of conflict when Doomsday occurred.
The Soviet OffensiveWhen the order came to attack on Doomsday, the Soviet Union strikes included a vast number of strikes into West Germany. With a short flight distance and no forewarning, the NATO-aligned nation was devastated by an unprecedented nuclear offensive.
The following sites in West Germany were struck by nuclear weapons from Soviet-aligned nations: Ansbach, Bamberg, Bitburg, Bochum, Bonn, Braunschweig, Bremen, Bremerhaven, Dortmund, Duisburg, Dusseldorf, Erfurt, Essen, Frankfurt Am Main (Multiple strikes), Freiburg, Furth, Goppingen, Hahn, Hamburg, Hannover, Heidelburg, Heilbronn, Hof, Kassel, Kiel, Koblenz, Koln, Lubeck, Mainz, Mannheim, Munich, Munster, Nuremberg, Spangdahlem, Stuttgart, Wiesbaden, Wurzburg, Zindorf.
Despite the horrifying success of the Soviet Offensive, a number of NATO sites managed to initiate retaliation protocols before they were destroyed, and a smaller number were spared from destruction, allowing them to orchestrate a response. Due to the widespread destruction, a much smaller amount of NATO nuclear strikes were successful, but enough landed to deal significant damage to East German infrastructure.
The following sites were struck by nuclear weapons from NATO-aligned states: Altenberg, Chemnitz, Damgarten, Dranske, Dresden, Furstenberg/Havel, Groß Dölln, Halle an der Salle, Leipzig, Magdeburg, Parchim, Peenmunde, Rechlin, Rostock, Strausberg, Wunsdorf, Zerbst, Zwickau, and Zossen.
As the dust settled after the blistering nuclear exchange which would soon be known as part of the catastrophe known as Doomsday (called Weltgericht by German survivors), it became clear that all that remained of former Germany was a smouldering, radioactive ruin. Strong winds pushed radioactive fallout in northern Germany to the east, while a cycling weather pattern, common in September, pushed most fallout in Southern Germany to the south and to the east.
A wide chain of strikes in the West of Germany created wide belts of radioactivity and destruction that was once one of the most populous regions of Germany. The repeated pummeling of Frankfurt Am Main has left a vast field of destruction and radioactive fallout that remains dangerous to this day. Almost all of the most populous cities in Germany fell to nuclear fire, yet pockets of survivors remained, determined to reforge their nation. Most notably, no bombs fell on Berlin. Both East and West Germany considered it too important to bomb, believing they would be able to seize it in the aftermath of a nuclear conflict. Today, Berlin is the most populous city in all of Europe.
A number of smaller, battlefield nuclear weapons were deployed all over East and West Germany. Loaded into artillery shells and the like, with yields lower than 2KT, these decimated numerous military bases, installations, and border towns across both nations.
Nations Of GermanyA number of survivor states exist in the territory of Former Germany, seen on the map to the right. Only controlled territory, and not claims, are shown on the map. The governments of many of these states are fiercely independent and are unlikely to ever consider reunification. These states are:
- Bavaria - A parlimentary republic in former West German state of the same name. It is a self-governing protectorate of the Alpine Confederation.
- Bayreuth - Also known as the Franconian Confederation, it is a confederation of survivor communities in the region of Upper Franconia.
- Prussia - A constitutional monarchy in the north of former Germany. It is considered the successor to East Germany.
- North Germany - A parlimentary republic in the north of former Germany. It is considered the successor to West Germany.
- Northeim - An expansionist military republic in central former Germany. Northeim recently warred with the neighboring state of Weimar.
- Rhineland Federation - A federated collection of various states, made up of a variety of monarchies and republics, in the extreme west of former Germany. It was formed out of fear after nearby Luxembourg began annexing territory in the Rhine.
- Saxony - A presidential republic in the former German state of Saxony. It has declared itself the successor to the pre-West German nation of Saxony.
- Swabia-Wurttemberg - A constitutional monarchy in the extreme south of former Germany. It is regarded as the successor to the historic nations of Swabia and Wurttemberg.
- Waldeck-Hesse - An expansionist nation, based in the former state of Hesse, under the rule of a powerful Landgrave. Claims to be the successor to the Duchies of Hesse and the Principality of Waldeck-Pyrmont, and can be regarded as fascist in many regards.
- Weimar - A technocratic republic in the centre of former Germany.
- Luxembourg - A neighbor to former Germany, it expanded into the Rhineland following Doomsday.