Wikia

Alternative History

Timeline (February's Legacy)

39,473pages on
this wiki
Talk2

1917

March

In Petrograd, a provisional government is set up after the abdication of the Tsar. The popular uprising that led to it came to be called the February Revolution after the month in the Gregorian calendar.

Note: The same happened *here*.

July

  • With the slogan "Forward to the battle for freedom", the leader of the Russian provisional government, Alexander Kerensky, leads an offensive in the early days of the month against the Central Powers. The offensive managed to sever communication between the German Army of the South and the Austro-Hungarian 8th Army by taking the town of Lemberg. This victory help stem the tide of desertion in the Russian army and diminish the prestige of the Bolsheviks.

Note: That offensive (which came to bear its name *here*) initially worked well but lack of control over the troops led to the Russians overextending themselves resulting in a successful counter-attack by the Central Powers.

October

  • The Constituent Assembly is called after an election with Kerensky holding a large majority. With morale high, the Russian line having been re-inforced and the deployment on the western front of newly arrived troops from the USA, a separate peace treaty is sought by the central powers. Aware that the Russian government was still fragile, the offer is accepted on the basis of "Peace without Losses" after getting the approval of its allies.

Note: Although they had gained an electoral majority in the parliament, the Bolsheviks managed to stage a coup and take power. Due the events of July *there*, the Bolsheviks lacked the support needed to carry it through.

The Allies had signed a treaty forbidding its members from seeking a separate peace with the Central Powers, but with the enemy clearly near its end and the precarious situation in Russia, the Allies probably thought it safer to simply acquiesce.

1920

Beginning of the Red Scare in the USA. The public fear that the USA might have become an haven for Bolshevik leaving Russia after their failed uprising.

Thanks in part to the red scare, the Ku Klux Klan gains a large influx of members rising to close to six million nationwide not counting auxiliaries and sympathisers.

April

  • Ukraine enters into a military alliance with Poland.

Note: The same happened *here* but came to nothing.

  • Poland recognises the Caucasus Republic, and send a military delegation to it.

May

  • Coup d'etat in Poland, Army Marshal Józef Pilsudski becomes Head of State.
  • Crimea becomes a Polish protectorate under a League of Nations mandate.

Note: The request was made *here* but never progressed due to events in Soviet Russia.

  • Poland begins training officers from various ex-Russian Empire states. While in theory, their armies remain independent, all of them are de facto subordinated to the Polish military forces.

1924

May

  • Lithuania annexes the German region of Memel, claiming to protect the local Lithuanian population.

Note: The same happened *here* after an uprising by the local Lithunanian population a year before.

1934

January

  • Official signing of the treaty which create the Intermarum confederation.

1935

January

  • In occupied Saarland, a plebiscite is won by the proponents of autonomy with a "special economical relationship" with France.

Note: *Here*, Saar chose with 90% of the vote to rejoin Germany. A large part of the decision might have had to do with the Nazi being in power. Not only some would have voted out of fear of repercussions while other might have seen Germany as "strong" again and chose it due to Saar's potential weakness in case of autonomy. *There*, Germany is still trying to keep control of its citizens and its economy.

June

  • Huey Long, Governor of the US state of Louisiana, secretly meet with Gerald L. K. Smith, Francis Townsend & Fr. Charles Coughlin to set up a new political party that would promote Long's "Share the wealth" ideology. The idea wasn't for Long to run as its presidential candidate, the role being left to senator Burton K. Wheeler, but rather to test the water with its program as well as to split up th Democratic vote. This would damage Roosevelt popularity and allows Long to becomes the Democrats presidential candidate at the next election. The only public act from Long would be to endorse Wheeler's candidacy. The new party, known as the America First Party, attracted support from populists on both the right and the left of the spectrum including members of the AKKKK and some states Farmer–Labor Party members.

Unbeknownst to Long and his confederates, the Democrats who were disenchanted with Roosevelt's New Deal and had joined the Conservative Coalition had decided to run their own presidential candidate under the Conservative-Democrats ticket.

May

  • Death of Polish dictator Józef Pilsudski.

1936

July

  • Arrival of the Iron Brigade in Spain to help the Republican's side during the Spanish Civil War.

November

A three way split amongst the former democratic voters leads to the election of Republican candidate Alf Landon With the AFP coming in third behind the rump Democratic Party and just ahead of the Conservative-Democrats. The new president used his first hundred days in office to overturn some of Roosevelt's New Deal's initiatives and instead sought to boost the economy using more fiscally conservative methods.

1938

January

With the economy still stalling, both the Republicans and the Democrats increasingly appeared to the voters of the hardest hit states as spent forces. For this reason a large number of AFP representatives are sent to congress.


1939

March

Poland invades East Prussia. Despite outcry by Germany, the only action taken by League of Nations' members is a resolution of blame toward Poland. Poland answers this by leaving the league.

1940

In the USA, most peoples expected Huey Long to be the AFP presidential candidate. Power brokers within the party however preferred a candidate with a broader appeal and who might be more easily controlled. The choice went to Charles Lindbergh who had joined the party some time before. Although not a politician by career, it was felt that he had enough charisma which combined with much guidance would allow to smooth the edges. To retain Long and his superiors, he was offered a plenipotentiary post of "Secretary of General Affairs" within Lindbergh's cabinet.

Thanks to a well coordinated propaganda campaign, the AFP managed to attract a large number of disenchanted democrats and republicans allowing the party to win a comfortable majority of the electoral college.

1942

Beginning of the Mediterranean War.

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki