In The Might of the Luftwaffe, Oberbefehlshaber Hermann Göring dies while visiting Luftwaffe units in Austria. His replacement, Robert Ritter von Greim, proves to be a great commander and leads the Luftwaffe in several victories, and allows Nazi Germany to survive.
The point of divergence is that after the Luftwaffe units become demoralized after losing in the Eastern Front, Führer Adolf Hitler sends Hermann Göring to bring their morals back up. He heads to several bases in Germany before heading to one in Austria. Austrian resistance members plot to kill Göring. While driving in his car an Austrian resistance member shot a captured MP40 at the car. The chauffeur is killed and the car crashes into a tree. The resistance then executes Göring. After Göring does not arrive in the airfield Hitler sends SS units to find him. They find him dead next to the road. Hitler has the SS burn the nearby village of Gotzis. Hitler appoints Robert Ritter von Greim leader of the Luftwaffe.
The New Oberbefehlshaber
With the British and soon the Americans bombing German cities and factories Greim's first act of command was to stop them. Greim knew that if the bombing continued they would run out of needed supplies and lose moral in civilians. With the Russians coming from the east Greim also knew he had to stop them. Greim presented Operation Pilot to Hitler. It involved kidnapping key Swiss pilots who defeated the Luftwaffe in battles before. Hitler at first did not go with the plan but Greim persuaded him to. As the plan involved SS help Greim had to persuade Himmler too. Himmler, like Hitler, at first did not want to but after some persuasion (and Hitler telling him to do it) Himmler agreed.
Operation: Pilot began on the night of September 4, 1942. SS troops, coming from Vichy France sneaked past guards in the Alps and entered Switzerland. Soon they reached the 11th Air Force Base in Payerne. They disguised themselves as Swiss pilots and entered the air base. Phase 2 of the plan began as the SS detonated bombs in the western part of the air base. SS soldiers fought incoming Swiss soldiers while other SS soldiers under Kurt Meyer captured the Swiss pilots. Luftwaffe forces then landed near the airfield and evacuated the SS soldiers from Switzerland. Kurt Meyer was the last one on as he covered the soldiers. The Swiss pilots were then brought to German air bases. Greim's plan was to use the Swiss techniques to train German pilots.
Failure of the Allied Bombing Campaign
With Operation: Pilot a success Greim had the Swiss pilots train the Luftwaffe pilots techniques. The Luftwaffe learned quickly and the pilots had been raised in quality. For now the Luftwaffe chose quality over quantity. Greim now had to deal with the Allies bombing Germany. Greim had the Luftwaffe patrol the skies in shifts looking for Allied Planes. Spies in Great Britain managed to steal British radar and Germany was now using it to look for Allies planes. The Luftwaffe fought with the Allies several times and the quality of their pilots managed to lessening the destruction. The Allies did have some success but not as much as in OTL. The Allies continued to bomb but the Germans still managed to protect their factories. With the factories still working more planes were produced and now the Luftwaffe, with quality and quantity, stop the bombings. Britain must protect her skies again as Luftwaffe forces bomb it, however there was no intention for Operation: Sealion.
The factories could now produce more Panzers, which was desperately needed for the upcoming Battle of Kursk. Luftwaffe forces bombed incoming Russian troops. On the ground more German tanks played a decisive role. Germany, now almost matched with the Soviets in number of tanks and a lot of planes, managed to send the Soviets in retreat. Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin told Soviet troops again not one step back. As they could not retreat the Soviets had to fight to the death. The Luftwaffe eastern front forces were split to help Army Group Center commanded by Field Marshall Gunther von Kluge and Army Group South under Field Marshall Erich von Manstein. The Germans won the battle and most of the Soviets were captured or killed. German soldiers and the Luftwaffe were then sent to Sicily to stop the Allied Invasion (the events in North Africa stayed the same as in OTL).
Sicily, Operation: Skorpion, and the Patton Pocket
German panzers and the Luftaffe raced to Sicily to combat the Allies. The reinforcements for Germany landed in July. With the extra help from the tanks and the Luftwaffe the Axis began pushing the Allies back. US General George S. Patton and the US 7th Army stood their ground in Troina. The Germans could not get past the Americans defence and decided to use an operation called Operation: Skorpion. The plan called for a pincer attack around Troina and then defeat the Americans. On August 8, 1943 the operation commenced. The 5th and 8th Panzer division and the 7th Army successfully surrounded Troina and the two pincers met on August 12, 1943. The US 7th Army inside did not surrender and kept fighting the Germans. The pocket was named the Patton Pocket because General Patton was inside as well. The Luftwaffe bombed the city to rubble and the Germans entered. The US and Germans had to fight for every house in the city. The Battle of Troina was similar to the Battle of Stalingrad. The Germans, who have learned from their defeat, use tricks to their advantage. The Americans held out to the bitter end. The 7th Army surrendered on September 10, three days after Patton died when a bomb when off in his headquarters. The Americans were shocked about the battle, and the people who managed to escape past German lines inn the waning days of the battle shared their experience from the battle. Films that were filmed during the battle horrified the Americans public so much they wanted peace with Germany. The Christmas Ceasefire was signed between the Americans and the Germans on December 25, 1943, ending the European theater for the Americans.
In 1944 the Axis used Sicily as a springboard to invade North Afrika. The Sekond Afrikakorps commanded by Field Marshall Gunther von Kluge and composed of the 5th and 8th Panzer Division as well as the 4th and 7th Armies. They attacked at Tunisia and headed west towards Cairo. Meanwhile, Army Group E under Field Marshall Erwin Rommel attacked Northern Egypt and drived toward Cairo. Both sides wanted to reach Cairo first. Army Group E reached Cairo first with the Sekond Afrikakorps close behind. The city was contested by the Germans and the British but the Germans won with the aid of the Luftwaffe. The German armies assaulted the Suez Canal but the British forces their would not give up. Enraged, Hitler ordered the complete bombing of British forces on the other side. The Luftwaffe and the Royal Air Force (RAF) battled it out over the skies of the canal. Neither side could win as the RAF could shoot down as many planes they could but the Luftwaffe could bring more. The Battle of the Suez Canal ended with the loss of 2224 Luftwaffe Planes and 1823 RAF planes. The attacks strained both sides air forces and soon it became clear no one would win. On November 14, 1944 a ceasefire was signed between Britain and Germany. The war in Europe was not over as the Germans were still fighting the Soviets.
Operation: Sekondary Attack
Operation: Sekondary Attack was the second invasion of Russia beginning after the winter of '43. Germany attacked with 1.8 million men while minor European axis members had a combined force of 1.2 million men. The Germans learned from their mistakes and headed straight for Moscow and did not split their army. Stalin stayed in Moscow while other government officials left. German forces reached the suburbs of Moscow on May 15, 1944. Stalin order the rest of his army-about 2.6 million men, to hold their ground around Moscow. Germans soldiers and Soviets clashed for a month before Germany entered proper Moscow. Both the Germans and Soviets lost many men, Germany losing 600,000 men, minor axis members losing 400,000 men, and the Soviets losing 1.6 million men. The second part of the Battle of Moscow began with the German Operation: Moskow, the takeover of Moscow. The remaining 2,000,000 Axis soldiers attacked Moscow. Street fighting occurred between the two sides but two weeks after the beginning of Moskow Axis forces surrounded the Kremlin. Stalin commits suicide in his bunker under the Kremlin. SS soldiers find his body and secretly bring it back to Hitler. On July 7, 1944 the Spivetse war with the the Soviet Union was over. Hitler designated this day to remember all who died in the fighting against the Soviets. For the Soviets in the Urals and west of it General Zhukov has taken control of the Soviet Union and renamed it the Eastern Union of Socialist Soviets Republics, or the EUSSR. The fighting continued between the Germans and the EUSSR.
Operation: Quikspur was the invasion of the EUSSR by the the Germans in early 1946. The Germans and Russians were caught in an endless battle in the Urals so Hitler orders the final defeat of the EUSSR. The plan would start with many divisions breaking out of the Urals. German units then would attack Trans=Siberian Railways and would use them to shift units to eastern Russia and attack Vladivostok, the capital of the EUSSR. If the plan worked then Operation: Liberation, the liberation of the Japanese home islands which have been occupied since late 1945. The Americans without the war in Europe managed to defeat Japan in early 1944. The Americans then had to launch the invasion of the Japanese home islands as they did not have the atomic bomb. The Americans and Japanese were locked in a death struggle in the southern islands but the US got the atomic bomb and detonated two of them in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Japanese, with the Americans on their homeland, refused to surrender so the US nuked lots of Japanese cities. After Japan mostly lay in ruins Japan was forced to surrender. Back to the operation it started on April 17, 1946.
The Urals was probably the most important part of Quikspur. Failing to breach them would result in a failure and the whole operation would be cancelled. If they won the gateway to the railways would be open to attack. Hitler ordered the command of Quikspur to Filed Marshall Gunther von Kluge, one of the Hitler closest friends, Robert Greim, who is still in command of the Luftwaffe, and Erwin Rommel, who even though was defeated in the first North Afrika campaign was still believed to be a great military commander. Kluge ordered the attack on April 17, 1946. The Luftwaffe bombarded Soviet positions in the mountains and performed reconnaisince for the Army. Also Greim also unleashed his new creation-the helicopter. The Focke Achgelis Fa 223 landed troops and supplies in the mountains while Army Group E under Rommel pressed into the mountains. The German soldiers sent the EUSSR soldiers retreating. The retreating Soviets left traps all across the mountains, including mines, tripwires, and hidden bombs. During this phase he soldiers getting killed from traps almost matched the soldiers getting killed from battles against the Soviets in this phase. The Soviets set up a defense line east of the Urals and kept the Axis at bay. Finnish troops managed to break past Soviet lines and attacked the Soviets from behind. Soviets retreated to Omsk, where the Germans planned to take the city and use the Trans-Siberian Railway.
Grmany planned to capture Omsk to use the Trans-Siberian Railway. They could not use it at Moscow as retreating Soviets destroyed the lines. The Soviets used the railways to their advantage by shipping supplies to Omsk. As the battle was looming Zhukov had factories on full production. The Soviets had over 5,000 tanks compared to the Germans 2,000. The Battle of Omsk began with the tanks meeting each other near the outskirts of the city. Greim had the Luftwaffe bomb trains coming in with new soldiers, tanks, and artillery. Zhukov learned the importance of aircraft and had the air force protecting the trains. The planes clashed in lots of occasions but the Soviets were winning as they could refuel faster and the Germans were a bit overstretched. The Luftwaffe had most of its planes on the eastern front destroyed and as a result the Luftwaffe was forced to return to factories in occupied Europe for repair. Without the Luftwaffe the German attack suffered greatly and they were forced to retreat. The Soviets launched their own counter-attack, the Lenin Offensive and pushed the Germans back. Kluge had his army set up defense in a city known as Tyumen. Soviet and German axis forces their battled and the Germans pushed back the Soviets back to Omsk. The German again lost at Omsk as their supply routes were overstretched. The loss at Omsk was the final offensive the Germans could launch against the EUSSR in the German-Soviet War. (WW2 ended after the Germans signed the ceasefire with the British and Americans captured Moscow.)
The Axis were on full retreat after the second loss at Omsk. The Soviets chased the Germans back to Tyumen but had to stop a few miles short of the city as they needed to resupply them. After resupplying themselves they attacked the city. The Germans were forced in a retreat back. The Germans retreated all the way back to the Urals after losing battles to the Soviets on the way back. The Germans halted the Soviets at the mountains. As the Soviets and Germans fought at the mountains the Luftwaffe was fully repaired and were sent to bomb the entire EUSSR, but mainly directed at Russia. The Soviets began to lose their factories at an alarming rate and looked like the Germans could break out again. The Soviets then got help from the British and the Americans. The British sent their supplies by shipping them from their Middle Eastern territories, through the Caspian Sea to Kazakhstan, and then to Omsk where they could reloaded and refueled. The Americans sent their supplies from Japan to Vladivostok. The Soviets massed produced their new supplies and used them to combat the Germans. As it looked like the Germans were going to lose Germany and the EUSSR signed a ceasefire on June 14, 1948, ending the German Soviet War. For the first time since 9 years ago, the guns fall silent in Europe.
The Final Solution
The Final Solution was still under in 1949. As the Allies were on German soil Germany was free to take its time to eliminate the Jewish and other peoples Hitler deemed "unworthy". Hitler had the unworthies build a wall west of the Urals to keep the Soviets out. About 50,000 people died in the construction. A scare happened in 1949 when the French Resistance documented a concentration camp in western France and tried to send it to England. Luckily for Germany the SS found them and killed them on the spot. After this Hitler had the concentration camps on full alert and had Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels release a statement saying the Jewish and other people were relocated to the eastern part of the Reich. Hitler also had the SS murder the relatives of the people caught in the concentration scare. Hitler had the unworthies build another wall, the Atlantic Wall, stretching from Finland to France. Hitler also told Benito Mussolini, ruler of the New Roman Empire, kill their unworthies or give them to Germany. Mussolini declined though.
Starting in 1950 the Third Reich split its occupied territory in provinces. Germany, Austria, France, Denmark, Belgium, and Holland was named as Germany. Norway, Sweden, and Finland were renamed Scandinavia. The territory east of Poland and west of the Urals was known as East Germany. Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia were merged with Poland and were renamed Poland. Hungary became central Germany while Yugoslavia, Romania, and Bulgaria was renamed South Germany. Albania and Greece became part of the New Roman Empire. The countries in north Africa were renamed German Afrika. Germany now had seven provinces.
In 1951 is became alarming to the Germans that both the US and the EUSSR had nuclear bombs and they didn't. Hitler had his scientists working harder to get an atomic bomb. The project, know as the Hamburg Project, steadily worked and hoped for the bomb. A successful nuclear chain reaction was achieved in Finland on October 2, 1951. Hitler had the scientists bomb Moscow, where the unworthies were put. On September 15 the bomb was dropped on Moscow all the unworthies there died, which were 20,000. The people who had radiation sickness Hitler had them tested on to see the effects, and as a result German knowledge of radiation sickness increased and many Jewish were killed. The scientists then tried to create intercontinental missiles. The first rockets made it to the Arctic and then Central Africa. When some could reach the United States Hitler was satisfied. Hitler created the Nuklear Fleet, a fleet of U-boats with nuclear missiles. In 1956 the fleet was finished and Germany was jubilant. The '50s were a good age for the Germans. Hitler had a son in 1952 named Edmund, named after his deceased brother. Edmund was declared the successor of Hitler after his death. Along with Edmund there was Otto and Heinz.
The Third War in Europe
The Third War in Europe was one of the closest moments to a nuclear war. On May 19, 1957 Germany launched Operation Tannenbaum, the invasion of Switzerland. 50,000 soldiers marched into the little country. The Swiss were defeated three days later but they led an insurgency against the occupiers. The Germans kept getting killed by hidden bombs, poison, and other things. The war dragged onward to 1958. Britain airdropped supplies to the Swiss, so Greim had the Luftwaffe shoot down as many planes they could. Britain lost 27 planes in one day and soon war was declared on Germany. Germany declared war on Britain and the EUSSR capitalised on the war by invading East Germany. Britain launched attacks on Denmark and Norway while the EUSSR also launched attacks on Finland. Germany and the British also clashed in Africa.
The Denmark Front
On June 1, British soldiers landed in Denmark. The British had severe casualties as the could not break through the Atlantic Wall. On June 3, the British withdrew and three days later tried again. This time they broke through and headed for Berlin. Germany forces under Hansgeorg Model, son of Walter Model, who was a great defensive tactician, set up a defensive line to stop the British. Model used trenches to stop the British, and it worked pretty well. After heavy losses at the defense line British forces retreated. Not wanting another Dunkirk, Model had his panzers chase them. Only a fourth of the original soldiers made it back to Britain after the attack on Denmark. The British had the RAF bomb factories in the north but the Luftwaffe defeated them.
After the outbreak of the Third War in Europe, Britain and the EUSSR eyed Scandinavia. Scandinavia had many important resources which would help both countries. Britain was the first one to strike and on June 4, 1958 British troops landed in Norway. The British quickly made gains and besieged the capital of Norway. German soldiers there survived the siege and forced the British back. British forces surrounded the city and besieged it a second time. German soldiers there once again survived the siege and repelled the siege and forced the British back again. The British then firebombed the city, destroying much of it. British forces entered but German soldiers, who survived the firebombing by hiding in underground bunkers, attacked them and repelled them. By now, the British were furious and General James Wilkins, in command of the attacks on Oslo, wanted Oslo destroyed with a nuclear bomb. The British government said no so Wilkins took over a British submarine. Because British submarines could fire without the government okaying it, Wilkins could fire a nuclear missile. The government sent and Special Boat Service squad to stop him. The team managed to stop the firings and Wilkins was killed. Without Wilkins the British assault fell apart, forcing the British to withdraw from Scandinavia.
On the Russian side the capture of the Finnish capital, Helsinki, would deliver a serious blow to the Germans. The Finnish soldiers though were well trained and wanted to keep the Soviets out. After the Soviets crossed the Ural Wall the Finnish decided to go on a pre-emptive strike. On June 19 Finland crossed its border and attacked EUSSR occupied land. Finland soldiers managed to push the Soviets away from its border for some distance before the Soviets counter-attacked. The Finnish held their ground and the Soviets could not break through. The Soviets then launched a naval assault on the southern coast, and they landed in Helsinki. Finnish troops were pulled back to defend the capital. The Soviets took the capital though and slowly pushed the Finnish up the country. In 1959 as the Germans were pushing the Soviets back on the Eastern Front Soviet troops were recalled to fight the Germans thus allowing the Finnish to liberate their lands back. When Helsinki was taken on June 13, 1960, all Soviet troops were pushed out of Finland.
The African Front
Britain had the first success in Africa as Nazi Germany was mostly focusing on the Soviets. The German troops in North Africa were quickly overrun and by late 1958 Britain had control of most of North Africa. Italy landed soldiers in northern Africa to stop the British. The Italians also provoked war with the Nazi Turkey, who was created in 1950 by the Germans. As Italy wanted control of Turkey it was not well liked by Italians. As Turkey was Nazi Britain disliked it as well. After Italy declared war on Turkey Turkey invaded North Africa, causing the British to declare war on Turkey as well. North Africa turned into a three-way battle, and soon the war spread to the Middle East as Turkey attacked British colonies. Each side was evenly matched and it looked like no one was going to win. In 1960 a ceasefire was signed between all three sides, giving North-West Africa to the British, Central North Africa to the Italians, and North-East Africa and OTL Syria to Turkey.
The Eastern Front was fought between the EUSSR against Germany. Italian troops made it to German lines but fighting broke out between Turkey and Italy. A couple of million Soviet troops broke through the Urals and drove to Berlin. German troops caught the Soviets at Moscow and a battle erupted. With troops being split between Denmark, Scandinavia, and the Eastern Front Soviet troops easily broke through Moscow and kept driving. Italian reinforcements managed to slow the Russian troops a little bit but after war with Turkey broke out Italian troops were withdrawn. By the end of 1957 Soviet troops were camping outside of Moscow. Luck was on Germany's side, as two things happened that was good for them: It was an unusually cold winter in Europe, and the winter did not let the Soviets resupply their forward troops. German and Soviet forces battled in Warsaw throughout the winter. After the winter German troops pushed the over-extended Soviets back from Poland. The Soviets could not match the German troops and retreated. The Soviets kept being pushed back and on November 8, 1960 German soldiers reached Moscow again. For two weeks Germany and the EUSSR clashed but in the end Germany won and pushed the EUSSR back to the Urals. On November 27 Germany and the EUSSR signed a peace treaty, ending the Great Europe War.
Death of Adolf Hitler
On August 22, 1961, Adolf Hitler passed away after leading the Reich for 28 years. Hitler assigned Heinrich Himmler to watch the Reich as Edmund was to young. On February 18, 1962, Himmler died as well, so Hansgeorg Model became the person to watch the Reich. Model also had to look out for Edmund's younger brothers, Otto and Heinz. Otto, who was six, and Heinz, who was five did not remember much of their father but Edmund, who was eight, did. With Hitler dead Edmund was declared Führer, but Model still looked over the Reich. Six years passed before trouble brewed for Edmund. The six years will be explained later.
As Edmund grew Model was happy being the man watching over the Reich. However, as the year of 1967 ended, he knew he wouldn't have that much time left as Führer. As Model was power-hungry he reformed the Reich, putting the Army, Navy and SS directly under his control. Model then had the SS kill Edmund, as when he turned 14 he would control the Reich. Otto and Heinz found out about and told Edmund. Edmund had his own army, the SA, as his, as well as some generals loyal to him. On the night of Edmund's 14 birthday the SS gathered around his home in Linz. The SA ambushed them and forced the SS in retreat. After this, Model declared the SA traitors and had all members killed. However generals loyal to Edmund protected the SA, and two days after Model declared war on Edmund. The German Civil War had begun.
The German Civil War
Model's Army severely outnumbered Edmund's and Edmund as forced to retreat from Linz into Vienna, where the local population supported him. Model had the SS search Vienna for Edmund. Edmund's Army, or the EA combated Model' Army, or the MA. Edmund was forced to retreat again to Paris, where the French Resistance supported them, as Model treated them worse than Hitler. France soon became Edmund's territory, and the rest of the Nazi Germany was Model's. The Luftwaffe was split as some supported Edmund and some supported Model, and the Luftwaffe clashed in the skies of Europe. Spanish troops under Franco on the side of Edmund, as Franco was a good friend of Hitler. With the Spanish soldiers Edmund's Army almost matched Model's. As the war dragged on Model put a USD $1,000,000 bounty for Edmund's death. For the rest of the world most people supported Edmund as even though he was the son of Hitler the world hated Model more of his crimes against humanity. Americans wanted to send soldiers to Edmund's side as support would guarantee an ally. In May 1968, seven months after the war started American soldiers entered the war on Edmund's side.
The summer of '68 was a good season for Edmund. The EA was slowly pushing MA forces back, and by winter they had reached the Rhine River. But January 7, 1969, almost destroyed America. As Edmund had reached the Rhine Model released a statement saying he will be the Führer and American and Spanish soldiers will leave Germany or else. American and Spanish soldiers stayed in Germany and as a result on January 7, 1968, Model launched eight nuclear missiles, two at Spain at Madrid and Barcelona, and 6 at America at Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, and Pittsburgh. In response the US dropped paratroopers in Berlin in order to take the Reichstag and destroy the missiles in flight. They succeeded and the missiles toward Spain were re-routed to the Atlantic and the missiles were destroyed over the Atlantic. Spanish soldiers reached Berlin and attacked the city. Model killed himself in his bunker under Berlin and on February 19, 1969 the German Civil War was over as Model was killed. Edmund was crowned Führer of the Third Reich and he promised better relationships with the world.
The Six Years
The Six Years was the time when Hansgeorg Model was watching over the Reich. Model had a deep hatred for the French as they had assassinated his father. Model rounded up French citizens and had them put them in concentration camps. Model used propaganda to twist German views of the French. The French were believed to be hated by the Aryans. The French had their own tricks up their sleeves and attempted to assassinate Model by crushing him with the Eiffel Tower. French resistance blew up the legs of the Tower and it collapsed on Model's convoy who was in Paris. Many German officials were killed or injured but Model managed to survive. Model continued to put the French in concentration camps but Resistance members again tried to release documents to the British and Americans. This time, they succeeded and views toward the Reich faltered. Model however continued to suppress the French until the German Civil War began.
The Reich Under Edmund
Edmund Hitler was pronounced Führer on February 19, 1969. His first act of Führer was rebuild Germany after the destruction caused by the civil war. Edmund was pro-German and believed in his father's cause, but because he did not want America as an enemy he welcomed American and Spanish help. The Nixon Plan, proposed by US President Richard Nixon, was to rebuild Germany. Edmund still believed the US might be trying to take over Germany through the help and had the military on guard. The Americans and Spanish left as both countries would not continue the plan as Nixon resigned and Francisco Franco died. With all American and Spanish forces leaving it was up to Edmund to rebuild the Reich. He had civilians rebuilding roads, bridges, buildings, everything that was damaged or destroyed. This resulted in high unemployment, too. Duce Vittorio Mussolini, Duce of Italy since his father's death in 1966, vowed to support the Reich with Edmund. Edmund found from his builders the remains of the Auschwitz concentration camp, which was destroyed by Germany in Third War of Europe. Edmund did not like the concentration camps at all and had all existing and found concentration camps destroyed. He also had the SS watch over the destruction of the camps and make sure none of the information got out about them. Gerald Ford, who had a liking of the young Führer, invited him to America. Edmund agreed but made sure he had SS guards around him at all time. The American public believed Edmund was not discriminating other races like his father and were eager to see him visit. However one group vowed to destroy Edmund: the Ku Klux Klan.
The Klan Strikes
On June 5, 1977 Edmund landed in New York City surrounded by 50 SS guards and 75 SA guards. Edmund was greeted by Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, who was surrounded by 80 Green Berets. The personal limo for Führer Edmund arrived and Burger let Edmund in. The ride was peaceful, but protected as convoys of SS, SA, and Green Berets. A day later they arrived in Washington DC. President Gerald Ford shook Edmund's hand on National Television. After eating at the White House Edmund and the convoy went to Baltimore for a speech. The Klan struck now. While heading over a bridge the Klan blew out its supports and caused the bridge to collapse. Everybody in the convoy died. Edmund survived because he was not in the convoy. His father told him to always have a few tricks up your sleeve when you are going somewhere. After Edmund received word of the assassination attempt he stopped in the nearest building and waited for his helicopter to pick him up. His SS guards got into a firefight with incoming KKK soldiers. US National Guard units came and protected Edmund at once. An hour after the attempt Edmund was evacuated back to the airport in New York. Edmund left immediately back to Germany. When he got back he told his younger brothers to never visit America. Edmund has the SS infiltrate America and kill all of the KKK members. However after a few days he made another discovery: Otto and Heinz had been kidnapped.
Destruction of the KKK
The KKK left a note for Edmund when he got back that said he must trade himself for his brothers by the end of the week or they will be killed. Edmund immediately set out for Atlanta, Georgia where the meeting is supposed to be held. Along with him were an SS company. When he landed in Atlanta the day of the trade Georgian National Guard Units went with him. He met with the Klan in a field on the outskirts of the city. The military units surrounded the field and Edmund along with two SS guards went inside. Inside he met with Klan leader Bobby Frank Cherry. Around Cherry was fifty Klansmen. The Klan brought Otto and Heinz forward. Edmund was relieved they were not injured. Cherry told two Klansmen to tie Edmund up. The SS guards got in front of Edmund and a scuffle happened. Cherry ordered the death of the three Hitlers. However, the National Guard Units and SS men opened fire on the Klan. SS troops rescued Otto and Heinz and evacuated them. Cherry pointed a pistol at Edmund. Edmund had another trick though and fired without Cherry even knowing. Edmund was wearing a coat and in its front pockets lay a gun. Edmund had his hands in his pockets and when Cherry pointed the pistol Edmund fired. Cherry died and Edmund got out of there. The battle, now known as the Battle of the Outskirts, was a success for Edmund as over 300 Klan members died and none of the National Guard Men or his SS died. As a response to this all happening because of his trip to America Germany never opened its borders to America.
The Invasion of Iceland
In 1981 Edmund drew up plans for an invasion of Iceland, for reasons known to only his most trusted associates. The invasion called for an attack on the western and southern coasts and capture Reykjavik. On June 23, 1982 the invasion began. The invasion went smoothly until American troops were found. Apparently American troops had put troops in Iceland to prepare for a German attack a few years earlier. Edmund ordered the halt of the assault and decided to have a conference with American president Ronald Reagan in Reykjavik. After days of talks the Iceland Agreement was reached, and Iceland would be split in half with a German Eastern Side and an American Western Side. Even though the Agreement was signed by Iceland violence continued between civilians and German troops. Eventually another agreement was reached where Reykjavik (which was controlled by America) would become an independent nation. The Reyjjavik Agreement managed to lessening the conflict in Iceland but Iceland became the center of attention in 1984.