Hitler's ReichIn this Alternate History Hitler and other Axis, Allied and Soviet powers took a very different approach to what they did in OTL. It starts in 1935 and progresses to modern day.
In 1935, two years after Adolf Hitler rose to power, the "Act of Conscript" was passed by Hitler, this act forced any man between the ages of 17 and 25 to be in the Grand German Army, by April Hitler's "Grand German Army" had over ten million troops, the Waffen SS had two million, the Luftwaffe had five million aircraft and four million pilots, the Gestapo had a beloved five-hundred thousand and the Great German Navy had six million ships and three million sailors.
Although many thought this impossible many people from surrounding countries such as Denmark, Poland, Czechoslovakia and Austria had traveled to Germany when Hitler's regime gave so much work and decent pay. Over the course of the summer the German troops were lined up against the borders of Denmark, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Holland and Belgium. Eventually on 17 October 1935 the order to attack Austria, Poland, Czechoslovakia and Denmark came through to the German forces.
Austria's citizens welcomed the Grand German Army and some even took up and helped them fight, soon word of people assisting the German advance made others help before the German Army reached them, much of the Austrian army was attacked by Austrian civilians and the Grand German Army finished the rest off, it soon became clear to the Austrian government that they had lost and a mass suicide of the Austrian government took place and the remaining government surrendered on 24 October 1935. The attack had barely killed any German and very few Austrians died due to their support for Hitler.
The Danish attack went well too, their navy was completely obliterated by the Grand German Navy, sea towns and cities were then bombarded by shells from the German ships up until the 20th October 1935, when ships carrying 250,000 troops landed. Whilst the sea front was doing well the land front was struggling against a barricade of Danish troops but they eventually broke passed the barricades with heavy artillery and reached Copenhagen by 11 November 1935 but by then all important government members had left the country but because of this the German Army publicly executed everyone in Copenhagen, this was later known as the Copenhagen Massacre.
In Czechoslovakia a similar thing happened to what happened in Austria but to a smaller scale, eventually on 29 October 1935 a full scale retreat was ordered by the Czechoslovakian government, all Czechoslovakian forces retreated to Prague, this resulted in a two month long siege but the Czechoslovakian government surrendered on 3 December 1935. In Poland the German Army was not as successful and it was the battle of Danzig that allowed Germany to invade Poland, after that battle all German territories were touching, allowing the German forces to cave in and after the Czechoslovakian surrender in early December the Germans had even more leverage on Poland.
The Great German Army reached Warsaw on 17 December 1935 and publicly executed the Polish Government, the Polish navy was sabotaged by the Waffen SS and could no longer be used against the German Navy. Throughout all this time the League of Nations did nothing in fear of another world war but for Germany the war had begun!
Germany ordered that all other main fascist countries to agree to the Axis alliance, in which Germany, Italy, Spain and Japan, even though they went fascist, signed the "Axis Promise" where they all had to support each other in times of war. Another alliance was signed, known as the Triple Axis Alliance, it contained Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. Both Axis alliances were on the same case.
The U.S.S.R. and Yugoslavia signed the Communist Alliance, in which they had to stay neutral until one of them were attacked.
The Allies Alliance were mainly made up of Britain, France, Canada, Australia, Holland and all territories owned by those countries. In that Alliance all countries part of it swore to help each other in times of war and also to protect those counties remaining neural such as Belgium, Turkey and Iran.
The Asian Alliance was between China and Mongolia and was formed in 1929 in fear that Imperial Japan would invade them, other countries were offered to be a part of the alliance but no one accepted.
Invasion of the Others
Germany now turned to Norway, Belgium and Holland. These countries had the protection of the Allies and the Axis powers did not see the point of going to war with countries as powerful as Britain so they officially declared no intention to harm or invade any Allied countries in 1936-1938 but still stated that any country outside of the Allies agreement would be plundered. Germany rallied their troops along the Belgian and Flemish borders but Norway joined the Allied Alliance on 3 January 1936 so "Operation Belgium" was put into effect and German troops marched on Belgium however the Belgian army were able to hold them at Mons but in what was remembered as the Battle of Mons on 26 February 1936 the German Forces marched on Brussels and by March their was little to no resistance.
Japanese Conquest of China
In the formation of the Allies China refused to be part of it as they felt that it would end Chinese prosperity in the Modern world however that was a mistake as in 1929 Imperial Japan had invaded Korea and on 11 January 1936 when China felt that it was safe, millions of Japanese troops moved into China and plundered nearby villages and towns. This was later seen as the beginning of the "Japanese Conquest of Asia" a war that Germany, Spain and the Triple Axis Alliance offered to assist in but Japan turned all offers of help down and began to invade eastern China at a terrifying rate. Due to the fact that China didn't feel that Japan would invade most of their troops were positioned on the Russian-Mongol border but in a rash act five million troops were sent to fight the Japanese but by the time they arrived Japan had moved the borders farther into China by twenty-six miles. War continued to rage on and still China did not accept any help from the Allies.
North Africa Campaign
On 31 December 1935 Italy declared a campaign on North Africa but took no action in it until Germany and Spain joined them on 15 March 1935. Spain struck Morocco a country which soon surrendered giving Spain some land and then joined the Allies in August. Italy and Germany struck in the center of North Africa and worked their way towards Turkey. On 5 July 1936 the "North African Panzer Division" was placed in Alexandria and Germany declared the North Africa campaign to be worth while but there were rebels through out it and soon many troops were mobbed in the streets and a anti-rebellion mission had to take place.
The Cold Year
In 1937 no offensive action was taken as the Anti-North African rebellion was taking place and there was still the Japanese Conquest of Asia stuck in China, unable to move forward. This was remembered as the cold year as so little happened other than a short arms race Germany had with the USSR in who could find out how to make an atomic bomb first but when both sides saw that they still had a long way to go the race stopped. The Allies gathered and trained troops with Britain having the biggest army, navy and air force in the alliance. Brazil and Peru declared themselves to be neutral and Europe was in an uneasy peace.
The Start of World War II
On 12 January 1938 a group of French troops on the Maginot Line fired their rifles on other French soldiers causing the a huge riot of Maginot Line operators. German troops near by heard the outbreak of gunfire and radioed to the nearest command base that the French were taking offensive action, the troops were ordered to get into defensive positions and wait for further orders. Tanks, heavy artillery and infantry were immobilized on the borders of France and they moved in on 18 January 1938. War was officially declared and Spain began to invade southern France, whilst Italy invaded the Allies territory in North Africa.
World War Two
After the disaster in the Maginot Line the allies grouped together and began to find out a way to break the enigma code and fight. All of the heads of state were evacuated to Great Britain and all air forces patrolled the sky. However Hitler's Luftwaffe destroyed all French Aircraft within six months and began gas bombings along the French Coasts. Nazi blitzkriegs went over the whole of France within eight months. Memorable battles were the Battle of Paris, Battle of the French Mediterranean and the German Battle of the Maginot Line, all were successful and the "Conquest of France" ended on 9 November 1938 with Spain getting southern France and Nazi Germany getting the rest. Italy were struggling in North Africa and Hitler declared that Germany would not assist Italy in North Africa. After 9 November Germany gave a great hand in the Japanese Conquest of Asia by bombing cities throughout China, by 11 December The Asian Alliance merged with the Allies. On 25 December 1938 the Luftwaffe launched an attack on London, Sheffield, Derby, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dublin and Belfast. The bombings started at 1200 but due to the fact of it being Christmas Day the RAF didn't get up in the air until 1300 and by that time the Luftwaffe had bombed most of the cities. The counterattack from the RAF was now a mere air superiority battle. This lasted for two hours until the German forces were ordered to retreat, this was later known as the Battle of Britain or as Black Christmas. Meanwhile on the Japanese front, things were going terribly as the British were lending a huge hand to the Chinese however after German success over Britain the Luftwaffe bombed cities over south east Asia, China and India, leading to the Japanese troops taking most of China add moving in on south east Asia and Oceana. Offensive action in the Pacific cases the US to fear their islands in the Pacific so they send resources over to Britain. British and French troops manage to use the resources to push the Spanish it off France and Portugal put on the pressure and by 17 April 1939 the Spanish surrender. Due to the lack of the Spanish a mass naval blockade is set up around Britain and Germany invade the rest of France and the French surrender on 27 June 1939. U-boats destroy the British navy and the German Navy bombard Britain, however Britain holds and Germany can't invade. The War rages on and then the Fascist governments in Bulgaria and Hungary are overthrown, Romania invades them both with help from Germany but Italy struggles, after Romanian forces are badly damaged and they agree to surrender to Germany, allowing Germany to continue a Fascist rule, however most Slavic peoples are taken or killed and German colonists go to land that are apparently safe. On 13 February 1940 German spies kidnap a believed 1,260 scientists from the US and Britain, these scientists are other high ranking German scientists are set to work on Project Berlin, which is nuclear bomb testing, biological and chemical warfare. Japan successfully invades allied Oceana on 3 May 1940. Axis powers declare war on the USSR and Yugoslavia on 19 May 1940, Japanese invade part of eastern USSR but the German front progresses from Scandinavia to Leningrad and Stalingrad. On 30 January 1941 German troops land in south England and begin a bloody fight to London but manage to reach the capital on 3 March 1941, all government is executed and the royal family are cast into exile. The Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor on 16 May 1941 in a total four waves of bombers, this completely obliterated the US navy and both Germany and Japan declared war on the country one hour before the attack. The US air force are sent over into Europe but the Italians manage to shoot most of them down, unfortunately this resulted in the entire Italian air force being damaged or destroyed and Italy have to end their participation in the war. Over the course of the next few months Italians in Germany disappear and then on 4 January 1942 Germany invades Italy and executes Mussolini. A stale mate then goes on as Japan invade India but the Germans make no advance on the eastern front. By mid 1943 the Spanish have wasted all resources and the fascist government is overthrown, Germany then invades Spain and Portugal. The Vengeance weapons are made, between February and June 1944, in an attempt to advance on the eastern front but are not successful, the remaining V1 flying bombs are dropped over unoccupied Africa, whilst the V2 rockets are sent towards Canada, the US and south America. The first successful nuclear bomb test goes off in the Sahara desert and Hitler orders all non Nazi scientists to be executed. On 11 August 1944 an American spy returns to New York with the information the US need to create an atomic bomb. On 13 November 1944 the US drop the atomic bomb, code named Demon Orb, on Munich. Germany refuses to surrender and on 27 February 1945 to 30 April 1945 Germany drop atomic bombs on New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Boston, Stalingrad and Leningrad, the US and Canada surrender as the US economy collapses. Brazil and Argentina allow fascist governments to rise abs both newly fascist nations invade the rest of south America. On 31 December 1945 the Germans reach Moscow, however Stalin is not found. The War officially ends on 17 March 1947, when Stalin is found and executed in a stronghold in Siberia.
Post War Years (1947-1950)
After the war ended on 17 March 1947 Hitler ordered the building of over one hundred monument buildings. Despite his efforts communism still lives on, only in central America, the US and Canada unite to create the United Democratic Union of America (UDUA) and the central Americans, including the Caribbean, unite as the United Soviet Socialist Americas (USSA). Germany becomes known as the Third Reich or Greater Germany, they are allied with Imperial Japan and both nations begin an arms race with the UDUA. The USSA is poor and can not afford to expand in technology, leaving it stuck in the 1940's. Europe grows peaceful as all major rebellious organizations are destroyed by the SS. Berlin becomes the height of Nazi achievement, the very best of the empire live there and the best university and restaurants are there also, it becomes a super city. A huge memorial is built over the remains of Munich, it is made of concrete and seals the radioactive remains inside. Germany continues to grow economically and in culture, although Hitler is still in charge other high ranking officials drive the Nazis down a less extreme route. New education systems are put into place and for countries that were captured by Germany are told that they were saved from oppressing governments. Greater Germany is the most powerful country in the worldand had massive nuclear weaponry and starts to expand into biological and chemical.
The Assassination of Adolf Hitler
On 17 March 1957 Adolf Hitler was assassinated. Whilst on a parade, commemorating the 10th anniversary of WW2 a Russian gunman shoots Hitler with a revolver. The parade was in Moscow, celebrating the downfall of Josef Stalin, the gunman was arrested and Heinrich Himler is named the new leader of the Nazi Party. The gunman is tortured until he admitted that there were others that had help him plan, a guard shoots him before he can say anymore, the guard is arrested and a conspiracy is thought to have run right from the Nazi Party and Himler orders that the leader be found and executed. A believed 20 million died due to people trying to find the leader. However, Hermann Göring was found to be the leader by June 1959 and is publicly executed.
Fall of National Socialism
Himler introduces a new regime that ultimately changes what it means to be a Nazi. This is known as the fall of National Socialism, otherwise known as Nazism. However, Himler said that by having socialist as their political stance means that they are ultimately communist. He says that they are now German Fascists, this form of government is similar to Italian Fascism. Himler claims that his new political stance will make Germany excel. Soon freedom protesters begin to run riots across the Third Reich and then the Heinrich Clan is introduced. They are effectively riot police equipped with anti-artillery weaponry, a curfew is put up in 1961 and then the riots stop. The Civil Rights Act is passed on 15 April 1963, it was passed so people could fill the factories building weaponry. By 1965 Himler as grown so stressed that he passes the Freedom Act which creates the "Liberal Government" which is an elective government based off the one in Great Britain. It has a 40/60 control over civil rights, healthcare, childcare and education. On 30 August 1967 the first man lands on the moon, he is a blue eyes, blonde haired German, and places the German Swastika on the moon, Nazi Germany declares ownership of the moon and there is already talk of placing colonies on it. At the very beginning of 1970 the "Fall of National Socialism" period is believed to have ended.