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1881: Alexander the Builder

In 1881 Alexander II of Russia was a popular and liberal ruler in Russia. He abolished serfdom and was a mans friend. In 1881 he was nearly killed. And so he continued to law the ground works for the Russian Empire. In 1898 Russia was declared a constitutional monarchy and the Prime Minister of Russia, a hard line progressive named Vladimir Lenin took office in the new Russian capital of Moscow in 1901 following the assassination of Prime Minister Viktor Malanov. The Russian Republic soon began to drive many imperialist values under Lenin. Russia policed its Kuril Islands the Island of Sakhalin. And confronted a rebellion against Russian rule in Mongolia. In Thailand Russian engineers made the Thai Canal which linked East Asia with Europe. Yet after the rule of Lenin and later Lev Kamenev did the Liberal Party of Russia take off with Vatutin Vistulov in the 1913 election.

America Rising: 1900-1914

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The bombastic President Roosevelt, circa 1904

Theodore Roosevelt was put into office in 1898 and was president till 1917. Roosevelt was hard and he rapidly mobilized the United States. In 1900 and 1901 the US fought a series of rebellions and interests in Nicaragua and Honduras, American puppets. But in 1905 the Americans tried for fully seizing Panama sparking the Colombian-American war of 1905. The small American navy was destroyed by the Colombian fleet and American troops in Panama were routed and destroyed by the Colombian Army. Then it happened. In Washington and Chicago the 1905 Revolution kicked off with protests against the Roosevelt administration. These were keenly suppressed by new elite Indian battalions which were brutal on hoarse back doing what the Army couldn't in brutality. The US continued along its armed path for the rest of the decade with the Pinkerton's silencing any opposition to President Roosevelt.

famous pre-WWI US propaganda poster

Anti-Germanism became a huge part of American life after several various anti-German wars in Africa had been waged. British generals and the British ambassador had convinced President Roosevelt that the 1905 failure was because the Germans back Columbia. This anti-German rise showed to be a major contributed to the armed forces and in 1910 Roosevelt was reelected for the 4th time and brought the USA into the Entente Powers. The US joining an alliance of European nations horrified isolationists and socialists. To them this now meant American men would be massacred over some pointless cause to stop Germany. Pacifists protested but were denounced as traitors by the President and the Pinkertons rounded up suspected "traitors." Roosevelt was a monarch to the Americans and Progressives/Republicans who followed him. The Indian Cavalry also became the most feared part of the army providing order to the Great Plains. The navy was separated into 3 groups, Pacific, Gulf, and Atlantic each with its own battleships. The Air Force was almost non-existent but was being built up. And so things would come crashing down on June 28th, 1914.

Chaos: The First World War

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American soldiers on the Western Front, 1915

On June 28th, 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary was shot and killed in Sarajevo, Bosnia by a Serb National named Gavrilo Princip. Austria demanded reparations but Serbia refused. And a month later on July 28th, 1914 WWI kicked off with the Austrian invasion of Serbia. In that month America mobilized against Germany, and Germany struck through France. German troops were stalled on the Marne and pushed back by the Anglo-Franco-American Army. For 3 years the Allied forces would be stalled on the Western Front. The Americans numbering millions in casualties with there European counterparts. President Roosevelt continued going to the front and commanding American troops at many major battles. Ypres, Verdun, Somme, millions of young Americans sacrificed against the German-Austrian horde. By 1917 the world was still at war and American casualties numbered 3 million wasted on the Western Front.
Patrol of the October revolution

National Guard and militiamen about to storm the White House

In February of 1917 President Roosevelt returned home again from the front. In Washington he was met with angry crowds of progressives and unionists who protested his rule. Then a rouge detachment of the national guard launched a military coup and deposed Roosevelt who fled north to the wastes of Alaska. A moderate named Upton Sinclair took office in the USA. Meanwhile in April, Russia declared war on Germany after U-Boat warfare against Russian ships in the Baltic and Mediterranean. Separated by the now free states of Poland, the Baltic states, and Ukraine, separated during the rule of Alexander II. However Prime Minister Vistulov didn't want to send 200,000 Green Russian soldiers to Germany. So with British and French equipment Russian troops trained hard. General Brusilov was selected to lead the REF against Germany. General Brusilov was famous thanks to Russian intervention in the Ottoman Revolution (1911-1919). However without a Eastern Front the Allies still fought on. In October of 1917 the stress of the failing was and millions of dead was too much to handle, even after the first female regiments entered Europe
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Chaos in the streets of DC as the Red Guard and rouge army troops fight there way through downtown to the White House where Blue forces wait with President Sinclair

In October the Red Guard rose up across America demanding a end of the war and withdrawal of American forces from Europe. Socialists under Eugene Debs stormed DC and with rouge army and navy soldiers stormed the White House against the Secret Service with covering fire from the battleship USS Texas. Debs declared the United Socialist States of America in DC. This was followed by uprisings in Chicago, Detroit, and Memphis. The Second Civil War had begun. In Europe the Second American Revolution brought surprise and the British cabinet along with the Russian Duma and French president all decided to intervene in the Second American Civil War. Canadian and British troops came in from the North and French forces came in from the South and Russian troops came from the West. President Roosevelt would be shot by a socialist General MacArthur in a assassination attempt in the Presidents exile home in Alaska. In early 1918 the Americans made peace with Germany to fight the robber barons of the corporations in New England fled into Canada behind Allied lines. Mexico intervened to regain territory lost from 1848. However Red Forces in Arizona defeated Pancho Villas mad expedition. The Eagle Expedition would last until 1920 however Japan continued to fight until 1922.
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Russian troops with a German anti-tank rifle, Hundred Days Offensive, 1918

In Europe the Allies launched there summer offensive otherwise known as the 100 days offensive. The Allies launched a 3 prong attack on the Central Powers, from the west, the east, and the South. Italian and Greek forces came from up south and with tanks the Italians were 50 miles from Vienna and the Greeks were at the gates of Belgrade, 120 miles from Budapest. On the Western Front Allied troops stole back into Belgium and reached the Rhine by October. In the East the grand Russian offensive of Brusilov advanced with hundreds of tanks and thousands of heavy guns. First Tannenburg, then Koingsberg followed by Lembourg as Russian forces poured into Prussia and the Carpathian's. The German and Austrian forces were routed. Russian Lieutenant General Belovich Mikhail initiated Russian strategic bombings of German cities. On November 11th, 1918 the Grand Cease-Fire put a end to all fighting on the fronts. The Great War was over.
WWI surrender

A Cossack takes 2 German soldiers prisoner, 1918

Post War: 1919-1924


Canadian and Newfoundlander soldiers somewhere in the American midwest

The end of the Great War saw great relief across Europe. The only major conflict was in America were the Civil War continued. Admiral Dewey which had replaced Sinclair and put General Pershing in charge kept on fighting into 1919. Peace Days Bloody Battle was waged in the wastes of the Great Plains against Red Forces in Missouri. The Great American cities were razed. In mid-1920 the Allies pulled out. This allowed the Reds to retake New England which had declared itself a republic and temporally entered the war against the USSA. In early-1922 Japan was finally driven from Alaska and Southern California. The USSA was victorious. In 1924 Debs died and a completion was held between moderate Socialist Franklin Roosevelt and Debs' right hand man Douglas MacArthur.

Roaring 20s: 1924-1929


portrait of President MacArthur of the USSA, 1924-1953

The Roaring 20s as it was called was a time of prosperity. It showed Russia was the most powerful country on earth thanks to its industrial output and victory in the Great War. On April 30th, 1925 Alec Laganov flew from St. Petersburg, Russia to St. Johns, Newfoundland. The 20s would have a string of Russian prime minister who were puppets of industry. In Germany rampant inflation lead to the rise of radical communists and fascists. In Italy King Emmanuel gave Benito Mussolini the title of Generalissimo after his great service in the Great War. In 1927 after riots and unrest Civil War broke out in Brazil with the USSA backed communists and Allied backed nationals. However in 1928 Prime Minister Anastas Federgovich was elected into Office. And in October of 1929 the St. Petersburg stock market crashed sending the world into a economic depression.

The Depression: 1929-1933

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Russian national guardsmen during the 1932 Bonus March

The failed policy's of Prime Minister Federgovich showed he was a weak man. Federgovich didn't interfere in the economy and let it do its own thing on Alexander Street. Govichgrads popped up across Russia's major cities. It was in 1932 in which his polices clashed. The Bonus army marched into Moscow and demanded there Bonus. However the National Guard and army under Nikita Khrushchev, Joseph Stalin, and Georgi Zhukov. And in 1933 two men would come to power who would change the world.

Preparations: 1933-1936

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Russia Prime Minister Leon Trotsky, elected in 1932

In Russia the failure of Federgovich to do anything to solve the depression lead to hike becoming the most unpopular Prime Minister in Russian history. In 1932 the Liberal parties new canids the against the Republicans candidate Federgovich. Trotsky easily won a landslide victory against the incompetent Federgovich. Trotsky promised a "New Deal" to jumpstart the economy. Immediately huge work programs were set up like the Republic Building St. Petersburg or the car manufacturers in Volgograd. Russia defended out of the dark days of depression, however natural disasters did affect the Russian people like the great sand storm of Central Asia. And then the flooding near the Caspian Sea in 1936.

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German Furher Adolf Hitler, circa 1934

Germany was in ruin after the Great War. Even by the Great Depression it was in economic ruin. Germans had to pay for bread with wheelbarrow's full of Reichmarks. Hitler had risen through the Nazi party's ranks throughout the 1920s and was jailed for attempting a coup in Munich. By 1931 Germany was in turmoil. The Nazis rise to power was one of walking out. Every time the Reichstag wanted to approve a new law the Nazis were against, they would walk out. The German people were still angry at their loss in WWI and hated their old leaders. Hindenburg was unpopular. In 1933 people saw Hitler as a new hope. Many had read his book, Mein Kämpft, My Struggle. He preached that Germany's victory was in its grasp but then taken. Not by the Slavs but by the Jews. The Jews were the most successful and seemingly ran corporations in Germany. However that was a false narrative. Hitler in 1932 ran for German Chancellory. He was swiftly elected promising to make Germany bigger and better and succeed.

Heil Hitler: Europe 1933-1939

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Hitler parading through Vienna during the German annexation of Austria, 1938

Hitler was celebrated. Immediately Germany began building up for supremacy over Europe. Hitler constructed the Auto-Baun, a vast highway system across Germany. Hitler in 1935 also began rearming the German military. The panzers were new additions to the German army. This new type of warfare invented by Heinz Guderian was called Blitzkrieg. In 1936 the first steps to remilitarization took place. Hitler had ordered German troops into the Rhineland. Minimal resistance was given by the Anglo-French forces occupying it. German forces were met with cheering crowds who waved German soldiers as they retook what they through was there's. In Germany itself massive discrimination against Jews occurred. By 1939 Jews would have 2 options, leave the country or stay in the ghetto. In 1938 Hitler made another jab at territorial expansion. Germany annexed Austria a day before a referendum (that was possibly going to fail). Then in September he wanted to annex the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia. Hitler gained international fire. Italian King Emmanuel and British Prime Minister Chamberlain along with Hitler met in Munich. Yugoslavian leader Vladko Maček as a moderator Hitler got what he wanted and the Sudeten Crisis was over. In March of 1939 German forces invaded the rest of Czechoslovakia and annexed the Czech regions and created a puppet state out of Slovakia. Elsewhere in Europe other things were kicking off.

Spanish Civ War

Spanish Republicans riding into battle on a American T-26 tank

Spain had been divided ever since the monarchy was overthrown. The generally more conservative and religious armed forces lead by General Sanjurjo and his right hand man Francisco Franco. By 1936 all hell had broken loose by the Fascists supported by the Nazis and Yugoslavian "volunteer" divisions. The Republicans only received support from the USSA in tanks and guns, but it wasn't as much compared to the Axis' equipment. The Spanish civil war was mainly one sided but the American equipment to the Republicans made it clear that the war wasn't going to be over in a year. In the April 1939 Franco declared victory as Nationalist forces marched through Madrid.

The Bamboo Curtin: Asia 1931-1939

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Japanese troops during the invasion of China, 1937

The path to chaos in Asia was met with the Japanese invasion of Manchuria in 1931. The invasion was not one the Prime Minister wanted, but rouge army officers and Generals secured the massive territory in the name of resources, empire, and emperor. The Japanese occupation was somewhat not bad with the last prince of China installed on the throne as the Emperor of Manchukuo. This is were the army and the left began to split. 1932-1936 was a time of political chaos with assassinations and a attempted coup even. In August the Marco-Polo Bridge Incident occurred. 3 days later China declared war on Japan and Japan from Manchuria invaded. China had been in a state of civil war since 1927 along with Brazil. Japan's invasion turned up the stakes of victory. In mid 1937 Nanjing was captured, however, a mass rape occurred and demonic killing of children and burying alive took place, contests to see who could behead the most Chinese. 1938 would be a brutal year in the war. As the Japanese advanced on Shang Hi the Western nations evacuated all white people from the city. In this crucial evacuation of the city did the Japanese bomb and even target western ships. The most controversial incident was when Japanese planes strafed and bombed the Russian gun boat RRS Petrov. Japan would become ever more aggressive in its pursuit to secure all of Asia. By late 1938 most of Northern China was under Japanese control and the Island of Hainan was about to fall. However in early 1939 the Japanese tried to go west and take more of the Pacific. Japan tried invading the American protectorate of the Philippines. Yet the Japanese landing force was stopped by a brutal armored counter attack lead by George Patton at the Battle of Lal-lo. This would lead to the Japanese plan which would flip the scales, in 1941.

Revelations: 1939-1941

Soviet and German troops in Poland, 1929

German and American forces somewhere in Central France

Shortly before September in August Nazi officials and American commissars met in secret in Boston. They were signing the Long-Ribbentrop Pact of non-aggression. This treaty clearly states that Germany and the American Union shall not go to war in exchange of dividing up Poland and recognizing the hemispheres. This pact was approved by MacArthur who saw German as a potential ally. So on September 1st, 1939, Germany kicked off WWII, by invading the demilitarized and overly confident French. The French defenders utterly overwhelmed by the advancing Germans. The Nazi tactic was Blitzkrieg, lightning warfare. The Germans relied on there Panzers for fast striking mobile warfare. The French had a strong army they could muster of about 1 million men. The French did have tanks but they were horrible. The Germans reached Paris by the 11th and besieged the city. The government refused to surrender. However other French forces were making it away to Britain with the Free French commander Charles de Gaulle. September 17th, 1939 was endgame, in Brittany and near Bordeaux American forces landed. A week later on September 28th, 1939 American and German forces met in Vichy. They divided up France between themselves. All French colonies would come under German control. However the British and Italians had failed to react, Italy only launching a small invasion of Austria and Britain dropping leaflets, as not to be bombed. From Fall 1939 until Spring 1940 was known as the "Quiet War" as one Russian news reporter called it. In spring of 1940 German forces moved down from the Alps into the Italian Peninsula. German troops wrecked several Italian counter attacks. Meanwhile other German troops overran Holland and Belgium. This lead to Japan invading Indochina and the East Indies colonies of France and Holland. The Germans continued to push in Italy. After a month of fighting Rome was captured. Italy also had some territory captured by Yugoslavia which took Trieste and Albania. Italy capitulated after the fall of Rome and the destruction of 2nd army near the Adriatic did Italy surrender. A puppet government was set up in Naples under the name of Naples Italy. Under Ugo Caverallo the Naples Italian army took control of Italy's colonies. Yugoslavia was granted the Cyrenaica region of Libya. Britain stood alone.
Eastern Front

Famous image of American troops during the Desert War of 1939 and 1940

Inspired by the Blitzkrieg tactics success by Nazi Germany, President MacArthur decided to embark on his own expedition close to home. The Republic of Mexico had been stable since the end of the Second American Civil War and had absorbed its new states of Sur Tejas, Neuvo Mexico, and Sur Alta California. So on November 30th, 1939 American troops crossed into these Mexican states. American soldiers imagined a quick victory after the liberation of Corpus Christi. Mexican resistance was harder than imagined. Mexican forces under General Villa fought with guerrilla and hit and run tactics draining the moral of the American. In a attempt for a Mexican revolution Secretary Long claimed American aircraft were dropping breadbaskets on Mexican villages, when in fact they were dropping cluster bombs. So in turn the Mexicans dubbed them Longs Breadbaskets. When American troops enter the now Hispanic majority city of El Paso they were met with petrol bombs in beer and tequila bottles, so in turn the Americans named them Longs Cocktails, a drink to go with the food. By January of 1940 American morale was at its lowest. Troops were still held up on the Villa Line which prevented US forces in the South Texas are from crossing the Rio Grande. For 3 more months US troops slogged through Northern Mexico. Mexican forces even counter attacked in the hills of Baja with captured American tanks. On March 13th, 1940 peace was made between Mexico and the USSA with some 391,000 casualties for both sides.
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South African artillery rains down on Naples Italian positions in southern Italian Somaliland

After gaining Cyrenaica Yugoslavian forces immediately tried to rout any British forces from taking it over. Yugoslavian troops launched a full invasion of Egypt with 500,000 men. Other Yugoslav forces invaded Greece and occupied it. Throughout 1940 the Yugoslav army in Egypt was routed back into Cyrenaica with all hope lost. Then German troops under Erwin Rommel came in. Soon the British were on the run into 1941. A army of 800,000 Axis soldiers from Germany, Yugoslavia, and Naples Italy all fought over a small stretch of land with 400,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers. In East Africa the British and there South African allies launched attacks into Naples Italian Somaliland which had just invaded British Somaliland. The Naples Italian commander ordered his troops to lay down there guns and join Free Italian forces under Benito Mussolini. In West Africa Belgian and British forces attacked German held Central Africa and Niger. This would force Rommel to divert divisions south to defend his flank. By June of 1941 the African front was in stalemate. And things were kicking up to the west.

Not One Step Back: America, Eurasia, and Africa 1941-1943

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Hitler knew the Long-Ribbentrop pact would only be temporary. Earlier that year German marines had secured Bermuda and had allowed for Spain's entry into the war by invading Portugal. German and Spanish forces quickly began building up for a invasion. Using American bases in Brittany German forces mounted a landing in St. Johns, Newfoundland. German troops were at Americas doorstep. On June 22nd, 1941 German forces crossed into western France and other German troops landed in Nova Scotia and Cape Cod. The war against America had begun with Operation: Barbarossa. German bombers wrecked the small amount of US troops in France and the unprepared defenses around Boston were overwhelmed by German forces. 1.7 million Axis soldiers would make landfall in America. New English separatists quickly declared independence from the USSA and German troops were hailed as liberators. Other German troops came down from Newfoundland and took the Maritime provinces of Eastern Canada. The Luftwaffe flew long missions from occupied Lisbon to Bermuda then to New England. The first major American counter attack was at New York. Everyone was pulled into this battle. However the Germans with artillery and tank supremacy blew through this area.
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German troops attacking in Central Pennsylvania

The Germans continued to drive deep into America. Keeping rear guard troops to prevent a Canadian invasion from the North. German troops continued to drive for there goal of Chicago, the American capital. Meanwhile other German troops under von Leeb pushed for Debsville in Maryland. American forces were driven from Philadelphia. Throughout summer German troops drove to Chicago. German troops slogged through the bogs of Indiana which slowed the German advance. This would hold up German troops from Chicago until fall. Along the huge front German troops crossed the Ohio. The battle of Chicago was brutal. The drift down of the Canadian winter froze the Great Lakes and froze German soldiers. Meanwhile on Revolution Day in October American troops marched from the Parade grounds to the frontline under the salute of MacArthur. This was the failure of Operation: Barbarossa.
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Wreck of the RRS Chechnya in Vladivostok Harbor, December 7th, 1941

Russia had been neutral but kept its eye on Japan for the time being. The war in Europe didn't concern many Russians as they though Britain and Italy would use Russian men as cannon fodder. Russia had signed a lend lease pact with Britain and America thanks to German aggression. Russian Alexander tanks were fighting in Africa with Britain along with M3 Peter tanks. It wasn't until Lal-Lo did Japan want to head for the resource rich region of Siberia. On December 7th, 1941 Japanese planes bombed the Russian naval, air and army bases around Vladivostok. Japan then immediately launched a invasion of Russia and set off to take its protectorate, the Republic of Mongolia. Japanese forces quickly overran Russo-Mongolian troops. General Stalin said over the radio to Mongols, "people of the Republic of Mongolia, I Joseph Stalin, shall return, and liberate you from the Japanese menace."
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Russian forces defend against Japanese troops near Dalnegorsk

] Russian forces quickly retreated to defensive positions near the Trans-Siberian railway. The army under Stalin fought brutally for town after town. Everything came ahead in mid-summer of 1942 when the Japanese tried to take Irkutsk. The Japanese bombed the city and its airbases to hell but somehow the Russian armored core came in a wiped out the 4th Japanese army coming up from Mongolia. Down south the British were caught up in there own fiasco with Japan. Japan was pushing with its Siamese allied into Imperial Burma which Japan planned a invasion of India. This caused the British to send more materials to India and the Russians to send several brigades of soldiers to protect India. In Indonesia Australian and New Zealander forces struggled against the Japanese invasion of Papua New Guinea. The battle of Papua would drag on for the rest of the war. The battle in Africa continued with the Yugoslav-German army at the gates of Cairo and Alexandria.
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A soldier of the Uganda Brigade with a artillery shell, southern Cyrenaica, 1942

Russian and Ottoman forces arrived in early 1942 in Africa. Along with that the Jews that had fled Europe who had settled in Uganda formed a several divisions worth of soldier to fight against Hitler. More and more Allied forces pushed the Axis out of Egypt and by 1943 Allied armies had conquered Africa and landed in both Crete and Greece in the Yugoslavian Campaign. With the failure of Operation: Barbarossa, Hitler had another planned operation, Operation: Jupiter, the drive to take the Texan oil fields. More men and equipment was carried over to North America with the German U-boat fleet keeping the Royal Navy away. German troops pushed in Spring south along the Mississippi. General Omar Bradley was ordered to hold off the Germans for as long as possible in Central Kentucky and Tennessee. General Friedrich Paulus was given command of Army Group Memphis and drove Bradley away from the Cumberland River to Memphis. In late August of 1942 the Battle of Memphis began. It was a grueling battle with bloody room-by-room fighting everywhere. General Bradley was confident for now Memphis could hold out. However as the battle dragged on and more American casualties mounted the morale of the American troops began to disappear.
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A German soldier with a SMG-1941 somewhere in Memphis

By November Bradley and Marshall were convinced by next month Memphis was lost. The powerful German tank corps was useless in the mountains of rubble that the Luftwaffe created. However the American winter set in again. Paulus' soldiers were freezing in Memphis. The American winter offensive if 1942-43 also hammered the pressure on Hitler. Bradley and Marshall encircled the Germans in Memphis. The Germans allied of a fascist Portugal, Spain, and fascist French were overwhelmed. The winter already freezing them, the Germans had no choice but to continue fighting. On February 3rd, 1943, General Paulus drove to the HQ of General Patton. Hitler was furious after Paulus' "betrayal". The German army was routed from Tennessee and Kentucky. And then the Americans secured a city called Lexington in Kentucky.

Forwards Comrades: 1943-1945

Battle of Berlin

An American tank during the battle of Cleveland

The surrender at Memphis demoralized German troops in America. The USSA continued to drive East routing German forces. Hitler, angered ordered not a step back. The Germans decided to counterattack in Eastern Kentucky. The Americans had just liberated Lexington. The Germans were preparing Operation: Gratitude, the encirclement of Patton's 3rd Shock Army. The people of Kentucky worked as hard as they could diving 3 rows of trenches which would in a straight line run from Chicago to Miami. The battle was delayed for more German panther tanks and elephant tank destroyers to reach America. The battle of Lexington fought from July to August 1943 was the largest tank battle in history. Gratitude was a absolute failure for Germany. The Germans once again were routed and by winter they were driven to Central Pennsylvania and New Jersey. 1944 was the liberation of New England. Operation: Brown Bear secured New York and American forces crossed the Hudson River. German and New English Fascists fought till the last man when the battle of Boston ended. Up north Canadian troops retook Newfoundland, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. After the liberation of New England the Americans secured Bermuda and other Atlantic Islands. American forces landed in Portugal on April 28th, 1944.

Russian soldiers in landing craft about to storm Rostov Beach, June 6th, 1944

Allied forces had been itching to retake Italy since it's fall in 1940. After the African campaign and failure of the Yugoslav Theater was the plan made to invade Italy. Operation: Ares as it was called, saw Russian and British forces landing at five different beaches in Southwest Italy. On June 6th, 1944 Russian troops landed at Omsk and Rostov beach while the British took Sword and Kings, while the South African troops took Juno. The landings were a major success. However the rugged terrain of Italy lead to the war on the hilltops. Tanks seemed to be useless. Artillery a only job was blasting holes in the side of mountains, and aircraft had to fly higher. However Free Italian and Russian forces drove towards Rome. The Italian Resistance began to openly fight the Germans as allied forces moved in. Hitler ordered Rome to burn, however the commanding General refused the order. The German soldiers there surrendered. Mussolini marched into Rome and gave his famous speech in which he said "lungo l'Italia in diretta", "long live Italy". Elsewhere from Sardinia Free Italian troops landed in the south and took Naples Italian forces off guard. Free Italian forces then captured Naples along with General Caverallo. By winter of 1944 Italy was secured and the Russian army prepared to invade Germany.
Battle of Tannenburg

American troops storm into Massachusetts, 1944

The Iberian and later French campaigns would be bloody. Operation: Sickle & Hammer shot straight from Lisbon to Paris. The American force across the Atlantic was now by late spring-1944 numbering up to 750,000. American troops advanced through the rugged terrain of Spain and crossed the Pyrenees. The battles of Southern France were brutal as the Germans attempted to hold the line. But by summer American troops were 20 miles from Paris. The French resistance seeing the advancing American armies rose up in the Pars Uprising. The battle was ferocious. Most resistance members and Jews were killed. Most of Paris was destroyed in the Rising. The destruction was ordered by Hitler himself. After the Rising the Americans came in and liberated Paris. In the winter of 1944 American troops were surrounding the Low Countries and German armies trapped within. In Austria the battle of the bulge took place. And in early 1945 the Allies were poised to invade Germany.

Last Days: January-September 1945


American Dauntless attack aircraft flying over Nuremburg

Crossing the Rhine

Russo-Polish troops cross the Oder River, eastern Germany

The race for Berlin was a controversial topic. However Berlin would fall in the Russian occupied area agree red in the Miami conference. The West of Germany would fall under American rule while the Austria was administered by Italy. Brandenburg would fall under Russian administration and Prussia for Britain. Berlin would fall into Russian hand no matter if MacArthur wanted it or not. In spring of 1945 the Allies moved in. Russian troops had entered Germany from Poland and were closing in on Koingsberg. The Americans were already across the Rhine and diving towards Nuremberg. By April Hitler came out one last time for his birthday, rewarding child soldiers who blew up Russian tanks in East Prussia. Russia and there Polish allies were advancing at a rapid rate. The American forces under Patton drove hard to try and dislodge German resistance from Northern Germany. In Austria Russian and Czech troops stormed Vienna. The battle of Berlin was a nasty affair. In total the Russians would lose over 100,000 men taking Berlin and Germany. The fall of Berlin was the final straw for German forces. Even though the Berlin government surrendered, SS and Werewolf battalions still fought on in unoccupied Central Germany. The German remnants however were destroyed. A puppet government of Italy was set up in Austria (which was given Bavaria).
Battle of Manila

A Russian M-16 Siberian Tiger tank destroyer during the battle of Ulan Bataar

The Russian offensive south from Siberia was costly. However in the Summer of 1944 General Stalin had convinced the Duma and Prime Minister Trotsky to liberate Mongolia. So in the Summer of 1944 the David and Goliath battle of The Mongolian Plains began. Japanese forces which were tank heavy and included a I-O tank clashed against Russian troops in Eastern Mongolia. The Japanese would lose this battle horribly. However the Russians continued to press the advance. The Battle of Ulan Bataar in Mongolia would drag on for a month. The Russian forces fighting against Radical elements of the Japanese army. The Mongolian campaign would continue till the end of the war thanks to the open terrain providing a perfect guerrilla operation. Stalin planned to hit the Japanese were it hurt. So in Spring 1945 Stalin landed paratroopers in the mountains of Manchuria, behind enemy lines. Then, Russian tanks hit the outer defenses. Russian forces also moved in from Mongolia and China. The Kwantung Army was in full retreat. In his headquarter in Harbin, General Yamashita raged at his failures. Soon Russian troops moved past the mountains and poured into the Manchu Valleys.
Liberation of Manchuria

American and Filipino soldiers in Jakarta, Indonesia

America and Japan had had a non-aggression pact since 1939. But after the Miami conference America promised to enter the war against Japan before 90 days after Germany's defeat. In late 1944 American ships were transporting hundreds of thousands of troops to the Philippines and Alaska. In Spring on 1945 American troops struck in Southern China, Formosa, and Indonesia. American troops by August had landed in Indonesia, China, and Vietnam. American forces would only secure North Vietnam while British, Indian, and the Kings African Rifles secured Southern Indochina. The Indochina colony would be transferred to Italian control since France was under the jackboot of American occupation. The Battles of Harbin and Pyongyang showed the ferocity of the Japanese to keep there Empire. However after Russian troops took Pusan in Korea did Japan have nothing left. So on August 2nd and 3rd Russia did the unthinkable. Wrong research had been in production for a bomb since 1943 for Russia. On June 4th, 1945 Russia in the deserts of Turkmenistan detonated Trinity. Then the Russian bomber Katushka ReN dropped Stalins Cigar on Hiroshima while Siberian Express dropped Polar Bear on Nagasaki. Emperor Hirohito would announce Japan's surrender over the airwaves on August 29th, 1945.

Peace and Occupation: 1945-1950


The Japanese Foreign Minister surrenders to the Allies in the Russian battleship RRS Kamchatka

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Italian paratroopers somewhere in the foothills of southern Vietnam, First Indochina War 1946-1954

The occupations of Germany and Japan were not as bloody as expected. As Russian troops entered Japan for its occupation Japanese troops were ordered to stand down. In Germany the Allies contempt for the Germans were different. Russia, Britain, and Italy rebuilt there occupied areas of Germany. America left there's in ruin for years. In Italy the victory was a time for peace. Yet in Indochina in 1946 rebellion sparked. The Italian government under Mussolini decided to send troops to enforce its new colony. Ethiopia also fell under Italian influence due its surrounding colonies. The Indochina War would be a controversial topic in Italian history as for 8 years the Italians would be caught off guard by a brutal communist Guerrilla campaign against it.

Proclamation of Israel

Jews raise the Israeli flag over Kampala airport

Uganda had been a popular home for Jews since the holocaust in Europe and America. But since the British controlled the territory they wanted to keep the locals happy with British rule. But by 1947 the resistance against British rule in Uganda by the Jews was too much, Britain announced withdrawal from Uganda in 1948. The United Nations intended to divide Uganda into a Jewish and African state. Jewish WWII veterans lead by a lawyer, David Ben-Gurieon declared independence as the state of Israel. On May 15th, 1948 Israel declared its independence from Britain. Immediately, all the surrounding nations of Egypt, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanganyika, and Kenya all attacked. It seems within a week the little Jewish state would die under black hands. However with the help of Portugal the Jews would survive. The Israelis pushed the Egyptians away from Tel-Aviv and drove the Tanganyikans back across the border into the Kagera Heights and stopped any Rwandan invasion. Meanwhile Kenya took the West Bank of the Great Rift Valley. Ethiopia disgraced slimmed back across the border. Israel had won.

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