The Nazi's decide that it is not worth provoking WW3 over the Italians. They withdraw all forces from the Italian peninsula and let the Americans deal with what follows.
The Americans decide to keep the current Italian government, at least for the present time, because they don't want to go through with the trouble of nation building right now. This angers some people in America who are angry that they would back an authoritarian government when they are the greatest democratic power left.
Of course, the Germans have large amounts of troops on the border with Italy. They are determined that the Americans will not atack them through this area.
Now that the Americans have this toehold on Europe, what will they do with it?
Created by: Azecreth 14:11, September 14, 2010 (UTC)