This timeline is designed to establish a world where the Second World War never occurred. As such, international politics is profoundly different than that of the prior century. Due to the continuation of science and other technological advances, along with the additional intelligentsia (able-bodied males who were not killed in battle). Current automation does not differ to that we experience and interact with today. Issues such as decolonization happen under the auspices of a different timetable, while it still happens, many African countries retain a high standard of living and enjoy many democratic liberties that have not proliferated in the region to the present time.
The Russian Revolution does not occur as we know it, Kerensky imprisons many of the conspirators and thus, Russia does not suffer the indignity of some seven decades of dictatorship. Russia thereafter becomes a regional superpower, her economic power increases as gradual industrialization and cosmopolitanism, along with extensive land reform, revolutionizing the Russian way of life. Once the poor wretches of the earth, Russians now have access to a basic welfare state. Which is later extended by the second Kerensky administration, following the advent of the Great Depression, he also sought to eliminate corruption in the public service. This is succeeded by decades of affluence and a drastic decline in poverty.
Like Russia, politics in Germany, while unstable during the depression. However the resultant economic was later referred to as the Wirtschaftswunder - directly translated as "economic miracle". During the 1950's, Germany overtook most European nations in economic growth.
Germany is a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy. With the Kaiser - "emperor" as the un-elected head of state since 1933. The Reichkanzler - or Chancellor, is the formal head of government, presiding over everyday governance and affairs, the current Chancellor is Angela Merkel. The German parliament consists of the Reichstag (lower house), and the Reichstrat (upper-house).
Like other European powers, the United Kingdom was traumatized by the events of the Great War as such, her leaders determined to prevent such a conflict from occurring again. During the 1930's, the Great Depression added to the economic strain endured by the British people. However, the swift recovery late in the decade aided the growing sense of optimism.
The Great Depression - What Depression?
Having already experienced economic crisis, the German economy slipped into recession as did every other major international economy. The "Grand Coalition" that was designated to silence the ailing Social Democrats fails to control unemployment. More significantly, the Centre government attempts to deflate resulted in some 4 million unemployed. This was a timely boost to the centre-left Social Democrats and the right-wing DNVP. The National Socialists were unpalatable to the German people, regardless of the fact the NSDAP won the second largest amount of votes in the 1930 election(s). By 1932, with the economy in a slump, Paul von Hindenburg governed by decree none of the major political parties were willing to co-operate. Increasingly frustrated, Hindenburg suspended most functions of the Reichstag. This was supported by most Germans, who disliked the bickering and politics in general. By November 1933, as the German economy emerged from recession, Hindenburg lifted decree's instituted the year before. The election proved to be a disappointment for the Nazis, many switched their support back to the DNVP. This can be attributed to the widely publicized "Potempa Five" and NSDAP support for transport strikes, that were ironically supported by the KPD.
- January 1 - United States Post Office Department issues stamps commemorating 200 years since the birth of George Washington,
- January 2 - British authorities arrest Mohandas Gandhi and Vallabhbhai Patel.
- January 7 - United States refuses to recognize Japanese occupation of Manchuria.
- January 8 - Archbishop of Canterbury forbids Anglican church marriage of divorced persons.
- January 12 - First female elected to United States Senate.
- January 15 - Unemployment in Germany reaches 4 million.
- January 22 - Peasants in Salvador revolt against government, later suppressed.
- January 24 - Italy declares end of rebellion in Libya.
- January 28 - Clashes between Chinese and Japanese troops.
- January 29 - Austrian Chancellor resigns following crisis.
- January 30 - Japanese warships arrive in Nanking.
- February 1 - Book Brave New World is published.
- February 2 - International disarmament conference sits in Geneva, Germany requests "equality of status."
- February 2 - League of Nations recommends Japan and China to initiate negotiations
- February 4 - Japan occupies Harbin.
- February 9 - Japanese banker assassinated by right-wing extremist.
- February 11 - Italian dictator, Benito Mussolini meets Pope.
- February 17 - Japan declares puppet state in Manchuria independent.
- March 1 - Japan places former Chinese Emperor Puyi as the titular head of state of Manchuria.
- March 9 - Éamon de Valera confirmed as new Irish head of government.
- March 18 - Japan and China begin informal peace negotiations.
- April 5 - Unemployed workers and pensioners march on parliament in Newfoundland.
- April 6 - U.S. President Herbert Hoover publicly supports disarmament conference.
- April 11 - Paul von Hindenburg re-elected as President of Germany.
- April 13 - German Chancellor bans SA following violence.
- April 17 - Haile Selassie announces an end of slavery in Abyssinia.
- April 24 - Carl Friedrich Goerdeler assumes leadership of the DNVP.
- May 6 - "Gentleman's agreement" between Adolf Hitler and Kurt von Sleicher fails to materialize, ban on SA remains in force.
- May 10 - Albert Lebrun elected President of France.
- May 13 - Premier of New South Wales Jack Lang, removed from office by State Governor.
- May 15 - Japanese troops vacate Shanghai.
- May 29 - 15,000 war veterans arrive in Washington DC demanding re-payment for their service.
- May 30 - German Chancellor dismissed by Paul von Hindenburg, replaced by Franz von Papen.
- May 31 - Russian Federation of Labour marches through Moscow demanding recognition of unpaid wages.
- June 3 - Russian Labour Party demands early elections.
- June 4 - Military coup in Chile.
- June 14 - German Chancellor lifts ban on SA.
- June 23 - Belorussian President suspends parliament following constitutional crisis.
- June 25 - India is permitted to play a Test Cricket match with England.
- July 5 - Portuguese dictator, António de Oliveira Salazar assumes power.
- July 9 - Constitutionalist Revolution begins in Brazil.
- July 28 - U.S. President Herbert Hoover orders the eviction of the Bonus Army.
- August 6 - International Autobahn opened by future Chancellor Konrad Adenauer.
- August 6 - Swedish Prime Minister resigns.
- August 9 - German Chancellor institutes tough law-and-order policies to control violence.
- August 9 - Brownshirt's castrate and torture Communist miner, this event gains considerable attention in Germany.
- August 20 - Ottawa conference ends with the adoption of tariffs, excluding countries within the British Empire.
- August 22 - Five members of the Brownshirt's who tortured miner are sentenced to death.
- August 30 - Hermann Göring assumes the role of Speaker of the German Reichstag.
- September 2 - The "Potempa five" are executed for the torture and murder of miner Konrad Pietrzuch.
- September 9 - Spanish Parliament approves autonomy for Catalonia, known as the Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia.
- September 9 - Beginning of Chaco conflict between Paraguay and Bolivia.
- September 13 - Georgian dictator, Joseph Stalin avoids assassination.
- October 2 - Beginning of a six-week industrial strike in Russia.
- October 3 - Iraq gains independence.
- November 8 - Incumbent President Herbert Hoover wins re-election.
- December 1 - Germany resumes its role in the World Disarmament Conference, following the general acceptance "in principle" gleichberechtigung.
- December 19 - BBC World Service beings operation as the BBC Empire Service.
- December 24 - Paul von Hindenburg appoints Carl Friedrich Goerdeler Chancellor, Franz von Papen appointed office of Vice Chancellor.
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