This POD is about France being defeated early in WW-I, but what would become of Russia and Britain? We shall start this whole thing at the aftermath of The Battle of the Marne (this is an open POD, please edit, but use the storyline at hand, because I count on WW-I to last at least until 1920.)
The Battle of the Marne was a quick and swift victory for the German Army, but this also made Germany less concerned and started to think that no other tactic was really needed, which would later lead to its downfall. Russia, which had counted on France to tame the German Lion, began to fear invasion and because of this, civilians stopped complaining about their own government and got ready for the brunt of the Reich. The Russian Army Command began to train civilians and soldiers alike, and started to study German tactics to know what they might attempt. England looked across the seas and knew that the Germans would attempt to invade, but Britain knew that as long as it kept a strong and stable Navy and Air Force, it could survive a invasion. After the Fall of France, the Ottoman Empire joined the Central Powers, but Italy stayed neutral until it saw which side was winning.
All Quiet on the Front
After the Fall of France, all sides prepared their forces and began to train soldiers, build war weapons and vehicles, start research on various tools of war, and develop new strategies. Germany and Britain began getting and creating sea vessels and aircraft ready, create mechanized vehicles, Research on land, sea and air vehicles, they also recruited and trained soldiers. Russia began to move soldiers to the front line, recruit and train soldiers, create mechanized Vehicles, begin Research on land and air vehicles, and develop new strategies. Propaganda and small bombing raids began to spread, but they did little to hurt any of the warring nations. The Ottoman Empire soon attacked Russia, but were pushed back and soon after that, they signed a Non-Aggression Pact with Russia and began to point its nose towards Egypt.
First Battle for the Mediterranean
In the Mediterranean, Britain faced the navies of both Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire; these navies threatened Britain's control of the Mediterranean and could also stop supplies for its African Colonies. The Ottoman Empire struck first by invading Cyprus and by October 16 it was under their control, and they soon followed up this victory by raiding a major supply convoy, but were stopped by the British and were forced to fall back to Cyprus. Austria-Hungary made its move and attacked a major post in Malta, but they did little in attacking the airfield and Fuel tanks, and if they were destroyed, the British would be hit hard, but nevertheless, they hit it hard and were able to hit six destroyers, four cruisers, two submarines, and two dreadnoghts and all were sunk except one dreadnought and one submarine. But Britain decided it was payback, and in October 21, they attacked an Ottoman Fleet stationed at Cyprus, yet what the British didn't know was that this Ottoman fleet was the same fleet that attacked the supply convoy the other day. They were able to sink four destroyers, seven cruisers, four submarines and one dreadnought. Soon, all three navies faced off, not far from Malta. The battle lasted four days, yet no victor was in sight and it all ended on October 28, in which all navies fell back to the nearest port. In this battle, Britain lost four dreadnoughts, seven destroyers, five submarines, and three cruisers. The Two Central powers suffered altogether five dreadnoughts, eight destroyers, three submarines, and four cruisers. This would be the last battle until Mid-1915.
The Battle of Britain
On the 8th of November 1914, Germany Began the Air and Sea Battle of Britain. The German Air Command was going to attack London first, Bristol second and Cardiff third, with the main targets being the airfields, the communication devices and the manufacturing Area. Germany also decided to Mine the Sea, set up Submarine ambushing areas, and put together groups of close-range bombers. 5:00 AM, London wakes up the siren, and first believe it to be a drill but the shaking of the ground from bombs finally woke them up and they all knew at that moment that they were under fire. Germany had prepared 6,000 fighters and bombers and 860 Submarines for the attack against 2,900 fighters and 1,700 close-range bombers. The odds were all against Britain except for Communication, in which Britain had just put into service some long range radars, which could just find out how to find the Germans and what they were attempting or going to attempt. The sea battle began at 12:30 PM, with the sinking of the Le Victory, a French-British battleship that was scouting the coast when a undetected U-boat made a critical hit to the hull with its torpedoes. The battle was mostly fought near the coast of Dover and there it was soon clear that the British had won the costly battle with most of its sea vessels being crippled and damaged. The air battle soon ended with a decisive German victory, yet both sides had suffered heavy casualties.
The 1915 invasion of Russia
After the defeat of France, the German army looked east towards the Russian Front (will be edited later).