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1962- A furious Kennedy loses his cool during a debate with Congress about how to deal with Cuba. He does pass the bill to blockade Cuba, but raises the DEFCON to 2.
1963- Khrushchev arms Cuba with weapons for another year. Congress has another debate about how to deal with Cuba. Fidel Castro sends a spy into Miami.
1964-The USSR now begins to arm Cuba with biological weapons. Kennedy authorizes an invasion of Cuba by the US military. The operation is a success, and the Communist regime is overthrown. Khrushchev orders East Germany to ready its military. Kennedy is re-elected for his victory in Cuba.
1965- In retaliation to Cuba's liberation from Communist rule, East German troops fire on West Berliners. West Germany (with approval from the US and UK) authorizes a draft and military build up. The West Berlin police force desperately tries to hold off the East German Army, but are forced to retreat into the city square. They will miraculously hold out for a few years, using guerrilla attacks on the occupying East German army, in what will become the Siege of Berlin.
1966- West Germany invades East Germany, however, West Germany did not have as much time to ready a highly advanced army as East Germany did, and the invasion becomes bogged down on the border. Britain leads NATO into the war, while Poland leads the Warsaw Pact into the war. To avoid a nuclear war, the US and USSR decide to sit this war out, but they still give minimal support to their allies through resources and weapons. Both the US and USSR focus on their space programs.
1967- The border of West and East Germany is still bogged down, and neither side can gain an advantage. British troops land in Danzig, but encounter heavy Polish resistance. However, the Royal Navy shells the city, and the Poles retreat, and the UK captures the city. Poland calls unto the USSR for military help, and Khrushchev wants to help Poland, but the Politburo and the military realize that any military intervention would break the treaty with the US, and may lead to nuclear war. The Politburo authorizes a coup by the military to oust Khrushchev and it is a success. To make sure a future General Secretary does not try a move like that again, the Soviet government abolishes the rank, and the USSR is instead lead communally by the Politburo, the Communist Party, and the Central Committee, with no single person representing the whole nation. This strengthens relations with the US and fixes any problems caused by Khrushchev. The US and USSR make an agreement to not place nuclear weapons in any nation, but their own. The USSR withdraws all missiles from Poland, and other Warsaw Pact countries. This angers the Warsaw Pact, and especially Poland. The US pulls all its missiles from Italy, Turkey, West Germany, and other NATO nations. This angers NATO. NATO is also angry at the US for not participating in the war, which will be called World War III. Similarly, the Warsaw Pact is angry at the USSR for not helping the war effort. British troops in Danzig advance out of the city, and into the rest of Poland. An airfield is built in Danzig by the British.
1968-Hubert Humphrey, promising to keep the US on good terms with the USSR and out of WW-III, is elected president. The British then carpet bomb Warsaw, narrowly missing the capitol building. Poland calls on Romania to help it out. Romanian troops blitzkreig up to Danzig, and force the British out, effectively trapping a British army on its war to Warsaw. That army enters Warsaw, not knowing about the Romanian tanks behind them in Danzig. There is fierce fighting as the British close in on the capitol building. The Royal Air Force patrols the skies of Warsaw, shooting down an planes that might be the Polish government attempting to flee. After heavy fighting, the British occupy the city, and bust in to the capitol building to arrest the Polish government. Just around that time, Romanian tanks move into to Warsaw and catch the war-weary British Army off guard. Romania forces the British army to surrender, and the UK is forced out of Poland. With the help of Romania and Hungary, Poland begins to recover and a captured government is liberated and set back into power. The battle between West and East Berlin still rages on the border. East German troops finally break the Siege and eliminate the West Berlin resistance. After its ousting from Poland, the UK desperately tries to get the US to enter the war. But Hubert Humphrey keeps to his promise, and keeps America out of the war. In turn, the UK holds a meeting of NATO members, and they vote to have the USA expelled. With the US expelled from NATO, it begins to form an isolationist foreign policy, except for treaties with the USSR. Similarly, Poland leads the Warsaw pact to expel the USSR. The USSR also adopts an isolationist foreign policy, except for treaties with the US.
1969- In Korea, both the North and South lose their backing from the USSR and US, eventually go to war with each other. China and Japan attempt to solve the issue, but with China supporting the North, and Japan supporting the South, they are unable to make a peace deal. Sino-Japanese relations deteriorate heavily.
1970- UK assumes its role as leader of NATO, and pulls France into the War. French troops move into to West Germany and help the West Germany army break the stalemate on the border. The East Germans are pushed back. Poland assumes control of the Warsaw Pact, and Hungary and Czechoslovakia are brought into the war. Yugoslavia, facing pressure from the new Warsaw Pact, enters the War on its side. NATO pressures Italy to enter the War against Yugoslavia. In Korea, the South wins over the North, but China and Japan go to war. Fearing the loss of Japan, the UK orders Canada to help it and go to war against China. The UK rules NATO with an iron fist, and has an aggressive foreign policy. Likewise, Poland rules the Warsaw Pact with an iron fist, and has an equally aggressive foreign policy. Hubert Humphrey keeps the US neutral during all of this. The USSR remains neutral as well. Britain prepares for a re-invasion of Poland.
1971- The combined efforts of France and West Germany force East Germany to surrender as the West German flag is raised over East Berlin. China invades Japan, but Canadian troops arrive in time to stop the invasion dead in its tracks. The Japanese Front becomes bogged down. With both countries fearing invasion by their former allies, the US and USSR make a formal alliance, and establish the Anti-NATO/Warsaw Pact Treaty, or ANWPT. The French and West German armies continue their advance east into Poland, while Britain invades Poland from the north. Yugoslavia powers over Italian defenses and closes in on Rome. Romania develops its own nuclear weapon, after the USSR removed all the ones there previously.
1972-Poland is defeated by the UK, West Germany, and France. Czechoslovakia and Hungary invade occupied Poland. Romania annexes Communist Bulgaria, an act well received in both nations. Romania assumes control of the Warsaw Pact, and its relations with Yugoslavia improve. Italy is overrun by Yugoslav forces. China calls on Vietnam for help, and together, they break the Japanese and Canadian lines. China occupies Japan. Canada builds up another force. The UK calls on South Korea (now just called Korea), to invade China with Canada. The invasion is a success at first, but the massive Chinese army fights back.
Attention: I am not done with this timeline, so please do not say it sucks, because I am not finished.