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Europe, the Bleak 20s
The times weren't good for the nations of Europe who sided with the Entente. For Britain, Cornwall was annexed by Germany, and Scotland and Ireland were now fully independent. Many of there colonies were revolting, including India and South Africa, which they have no choice but to give full independence. France was stripped of much of Normandy, and a pro-German government is set up. They also face revolts, mainly in Africa. Serbia's hopes and dreams of independence are shattered. Italy was nubbed down to Rome, its north given to Austria-Hungary. Sweden and Norway get in a war, which Sweden wins in five years. On the other side of the coin, Germany had a pretty homecoming parade, happy about conquering much of Europe, including Denmark, North France, the Baltics. Austria Hungary Got OTL Croatia and Bosnia, Romania, and Northern Italy. The OE betrayed Bulgaria with the rest of the Central Powers, and gained plentiful land in the Sahara, up to Morocco. Russia had a bumpy ride. After the Russian Civil war, Czar Nicholas knew he had to do something. He restores the Absolute monarchy, and emplaces stricter rules. The Military is also extremely built up. In 1924, the Russians place a claim on Manchuria. The Japanese refuse to hand it over. Russia responds by invading Manchuria. They are stopped in a year and pushed back. Three years later, Russia surrenders. Promisky, Kamchatka, and Amur are ceded to Japan. Czar Nicholas is soon assassinated, and Nicholas III is appointed Czar. He begins massive military reforms, and sets up a draft. A short Peace soon ensued from 1926 to 1930, with the start of the stock market crash. Benito Mussolini comes to power in Italy, preaching an ideal called Fascism
The Americas didn't fare so well either. In the USA, the south blamed it on the Blacks. this enraged them, and many riots, and even gunfights ensued between them. Then the stock market crash came.. In 1929, all of the states of the former Confederacy, minus Virginia, declared independence. This was trounced in a year, and the USA abolished the 2nd amendment. in Latin America, Colombia had a coup. A Fascist leader, Paul Hochez, takes total control. He massively builds up military. His window of opportunity comes when Brazil and Argentina get into a war. He then invades Venezuela and Ecuador, taking them in five years. in 1932, he goes after Peru. He takes that by 1940. At this time, Argentina and Brazil stop fighting. Brazil, Chile, Cuba tell Colombia to stand down and give their land back. Argentina sides with Colombia. Guatemala also gains a Fascist dictator. they take the side of Colombia and begin to invade central American countries.
African Years of the revolutions
WW-I was the best thing that could happen for independence seekers in Africa. All the British and French colonies there couldn't keep up. Germany played a role too, helping out. Some already existing nations, like Ethiopia, took this as a time to expand their land. The first to gain independence was Algeria. Algeria though, also took a lot of Northwest Africa with it (Morocco, Sengal). Mali was soon to follow. The two had full independence by 1926. The stock crash marked a few more independences. By 1938, 1/3 the continent was free, mainly North Africa. Algeria became known as the WAR, and became a kingdom. Mali, and Congo became fascist, and Libya became a Democracy. Sudan was more like the Saharan republic, but stayed with the name Sudan. This time period became known as the African Independence rush, and was one of the bloodiest wars in History. Germany and Portugal would hold onto their states the longest, both leaving in the late 70s. Being as poor lands as they are though, many fought each other for land during this period. Congo and Sudan were probably the most successful. South Africa split into two states. The Republic of the Afrikaans, and the Democratic Republic of South Africa. They split based on race, but would reunite eventually.
Asia, Years of Turbulence
Unlike OTL, Asia experienced more turbulence in the interwar period. China was a Five way civil war. The Communists had less power after the loss of the Bolsheviks in Russia, and a Monarchist fraction appeared. A fifth fraction, one of a Taoist theocracy, appeared, in part due to the massive bloodshed that was spilled. Still, a new fraction appeared, one of a Legalist, Military based Oligarchy type, which was being called Werrism, after Chao Werr, the philosopher of this. The Monarchist Fraction was supported by Japan. Siam also had a coup by a Werrist Fraction, and the Werrist spring has begun.In 1937, The Werrist fraction is won in China. This movement spread to India and Korea, which were both ruled by colonialists. India and Korea both fought hard, but only Korea gained independence. Ibn Saud in Arabia molds into an Islamic Werrist state. Germany and Ottomania though, send support.
War is near
Japan, Britain, and France weren't happy by any means, and signed a Tri-parte Pact, forming The New Entente. Austria Hungary, Mad that they didn't get much land in the Balkans, signed. This came across as a backstab to the Former Central Powers, knew they must reform themselves. They, along with the Scandinavian Nations, Russia, and Werrist nations, Formed the Allies. Peace was held for a few years, until Gran Colombia and other South American nations signed with the entente. Brazil and others signed with the Allies. In Africa, most of the rebelling and newly independent nations were joined with the Allies. It is 1944 and war is near.