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  • Titanic disappears shortly after leaving European waters.
  • Germany and Austria-Hungary begin massive buildup of military might.
  • Joint British-American scientists create a Tri-Bomber, a plane with three engines. It is the first fighter-bomber in history.


  • Germany invades Luxembourg and attacks Belgian infantry.
  • Germany invades Denmark and takes it over within several months.
  • First dogfight in history erupts between three German Fokker E.III's and two French Moraine-Saulnier L's.
  • France, Belgium, Italy, Bulgaria and Croatia declare war on Germany and Austria-Hungary.
  • Joint Belgian-French offensive against German-held Luxembourg brings several small cities under Allied occupation.
  • Austria-Hungary launches an assault against Bulgaria and Croatia, bringing them under control from August to October.


  • Britain joins the war against Germany.
  • Poland joins the war on the Central Powers.
  • Joint Polish-Austria-Hungary forces invade northern Italy, as German cavalry smash Belgian fortifications in Luxembourg, pushing them back several miles.
  • Britain begins first air raid in history, sending a dozen Tri-Bombers with several Fighter escort over to bomb Luxembourg's capital with the same name.
  • French tanks and cavalry charge German defenses and begin to push back German home front soldiers.
  • America joins the war with the Allies.
  • Sweden joins the war with the Central Powers and help to hold German soil from French invaders.


  • American infantry arrive in Europe by January, and begin to assist French forces attacking Germany.
  • British cavalry arrive in Italy to help sustain the tiring forces from Poland-Austria-Hungary forces.
  • Belgian naval forces land infantry on the coast of Luxembourg and surround German infantry there.
  • French forces beat German-Swedish forces back to Stuttgart.
  • British-American infantry land on Denmark's shore supported by aircraft- Northern Denmark is secured and Sweden repositions it's home guard soldiers to counterattack the Allied forces there.
  • Massive aerial forces between Italy, America, Britain and France meet with German, Swedish and Polish aircraft over Wehr- hundreds of craft are shot down, almost evenly distributed, but is broken up when aerial artillery arrive and destroy more Central powers planes, forcing a retreat.


  • Surrounded German forces in Luxembourg almost surrender when Polish infantry arrive and break Belgian infantry up- advance continues for thirty miles back into Belgium and fighting continues at Antwerp.
  • French and American forces stuck at Heidelberg and can't push past defenses- fighting will continue there for another year.
  • Swedish land invasion infantry attack Allied defenses at Northern Denmark but are repulsed- British-American forces reach Kolding.
  • Italian forces supported by British cavalry help greatly- Central Powers forces beaten back to Trieste.
  • German naval forces land near Le Havre in France, but are beaten back with massive casualties- 500,000 Germans are killed and nearly a dozen major transports destroyed, at the cost of virtually no French casualties.
  • Austria-Hungary forces move to attempt to air raid a British-French naval forces heading for the shores near Venice to support British cavalry already there. Although almost all planes are destroyed, four of the twelve transport ships are destroyed and are forced to dock at Rome until reinforcements can arrive.
  • Polish and Swedish tanks cross the borders into Lithuania and the country falls within just under a month.
  • Swedish naval forces bombard Latvia and support the Polish and Swedish forces into the country- fighting is limited and the country also falls quickly.
  • By September British troop transports arrive and they continue on to Venice, landing an additional 100,000 infantry and cavalry and several hundred tanks. Austria-Hungary forces are pushed back to Nova Gorica in Slovenia.


  • Swedish and Polish forces cross the borders into Russia, supported by long-range bombers and ground attack craft. Central Powers forces reach Moscow in several months, and Russia breaks apart into several small, unorganized military kingdoms. Under the command of German King Hautt von Friedsburg, Polish and Swedish forces are left in the area and watch over the warring kingdoms, siphoning resources from the rubble of the Russian monarchy.
  • British-Italian forces leave Slovenia and reach Germany, and begin to try and reach stranded French and American forces stranded in Heidelberg. They reach there by May and begin the combined push to Berlin.
  • Belgian-French forces at Antwerp are pushed back to Leuven- losing there means the fall of Belgium and the possible defeat in the war.
  • British-American infantry in Denmark reach Northern Germany and push through massive casualties and fierce fighting from the Germans. Soon they will be forced back by Swedish and Polish reinforcements from the north east and east, and would be on the defensive on Southern Denmark borders.
  • Belarus joins the war on the Central Powers' side.
  • Belorussian-Polish-Swedish tanks, infantry and planes invade Northern Denmark. British-American defenses crumble and all northern defenses fall to Randers, while Polish-German-Austria-Hungary forces push southern defenses to Kolding. French reinforcements attempt to go around while naval forces, but can't due to a massive German blockade near Belgium. Supplies must be brought in with aircraft, and French forces must push through German defenses to reach Denmark.



  • German Southern defenses crumbling, most Polish and Swedish tanks in Russia, Lithuania and Latvia pull back to assist southern defenses.
  • King Hautt von Friedsburg tells Belarusian generals to disposition forces behind the Austria-Hungary lines, so when the French-British-Italian-American forces arrive, Austria-Hungary forces can retreat and be reinforced by the Belorussian lines.
  • British-American forces rout from Denmark. American Lieutenant General James Francis says before he leaves, "I will be back." His words will come true over a year later.
  • Belgian-French forces are reinforced by American tank battalions, and push German forces back to Liege. The battle there will continue into the following year.
  • Hautt von Friedsburg's plan was correct- Austria-Hungary forces retreat to the Belorussian line and Italian-British forces fight hard to disposition the German lines. It would take nearly two whole years to do so.
  • French naval forces crack the German blockade around Belgium, and, with a surge of supplies, Belgian-French forces push German infantry completely out of Belgium, and begin attacking Luxembourg.
  • British-Italian aerial forces, consisting of nearly three-dozen Tri-Bombers attack and destroy Swedish war factories in the retaken Denmark, crumbling Swedish tank production for following years.


  • The Netherlands joins the war on the Allies' side.
  • Netherlandish infantry assault German positions at Oldenberg and Osnabruck, smashing German defenses. Hautt von Friedsburg calls upon Polish forces to help hold the line.
  • Russia, with very little security forces guarding them, reunite and begin rebuilding it's military and economy. The next year it will join the war on the Allie's side.
  • After the bombing on Denmark factories, a massive force of +600,000 British-American-French infantry and tanks land on western Denmark at Esbjerg. Under intense pressue, the Swedish-Polish army there of 80,000 surrenders.
  • French-American forces push past Kassel, intending to meet up with Netherlandish-Belgian-French forces and smash Berlin, which would most likely bring the war to an end. They sneak around the Erfurt Line, where British and Italian tanks continue to attack German-Polish-Austria-Hungary-Belorussian forces there.
  • US President Warren G. Harding declares that the war will end soon, and to do so increases tax pay to all American workers after military production rates rise 20%. This is one of the reasons of the later First Depression of the 20th Century.
  • Massive amounts of Russian infantry, estimated at 1.3 million total, smash the small defenses at Latvia and Lithuania, taking them over in less than a month. Then they move to Belarus. After the country falls, the Central Powers are desperate for extra men, power, and money as the Allies close in.


  • British-Italian infantry finally smash the Erfurt Line and meet up with American, Belgian, French and Netherlandish forces and march on to Berlin. They plan to meet up with allied forces in Denmark to attempt a massive attack on Berlin.
  • Hautt von Friedsburg orders a full retreat from all countries- any surviving forces attempt to fall back to the defense of Berlin.
  • By November, the massive amounts of forces meet at Berlin. Poland, Austria-Hungary, and Sweden had fallen earlier that year. Before the Allies enter the city but continue the siege, diplomats are sent out. By November 17, World War I ends.
  • Leaders of Belgium, France, Italy, Britain, American, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Holland, Austria-Hungary, Croatia, Bulgaria, Sweden and Belarus, agree that German territory be limited through Dortmund, Siegen, Frankfurt, Wurzburg, Zwickau, Dresden, Leipzig, Berlin, Hamburg, and Osnabruck. German parliament and capital rerouted to Glottingen, in case of future wars, the city cannot fall so easily on the border of a country.
  • The Treaty of Berlin declares that the German military be limited to a mere 200,000 infantry, 200 tanks, several dozen planes, about a dozen warships, and several small forts dotted across the countryside. Many countries across Europe begin rebuilding, with help from larger, more independent countries like Italy, France, Britain, the US, Spain, and Greece. Spain and Greece were almost completely unaffected by the war, other than their donations to the countries in Europe to help win the war.


  • The First Depression of the 20th Century begins in the United States. Unemployment skyrockets to 29% by the end of June. Although America's military and religion stand strong, the economy rots from the stock market crash.
  • By July Britain, Spain, Germany and Italy are affected by the stock market. All over the world, unemployment for the human population is at 23%.
  • By November India, China, Japan, many countries in Africa, Australia, Russia, Brazil, Mexico and Canada are affected. Unemployment in the US is at it's highest- 35%, and human population is 28%.


  • President Calvin Coolidge tells the American people to continue working, as the few amounts of unaffected countries donate millions of dollars to affected countries, especially those in Europe and South America. Unemployment worldwide is at 32% as of April.
  • Russia quickly recovers from the Stock markets and begins reinstating the economy. Russia flourishes and begins helping other countries stabilize, most of which include Greece, Italy, Germany, Belarus, and China.
  • Britain recovers and begins helping countries like Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, and Japan. Worldwide unemployment at 30% as of August.


  • Germany recovers and also begins helping other countries. Because of these efforts, nearly all countries recover from the stock market, all except Bulgaria and Croatia, who were still yet recovering from the War.
  • The United States finally recovers. It helps the most by donating a total of 65 billion dollars worldwide, and helped places like Australia, India, and Brazil stabilize.



  • Herbert Hoover meets with 4,000 World War One veterans and presents each with the Purple Heart and tells the public that:

"War is terrible, death is terrible... and that is why you must cherish life, for without life, there is death and war."

  • Germany creates a new ship class, the Blitzkrieg-class Heavy Cruiser. Blitzkrieg in German is "Lightning war", which many super political figures in Europe feared this meant a second war. It took German officials two years to assure them it was false.


  • Alexei Nikolaevich, who survived the Russian Revolution with his sister Anastasia, becomes Tsar of Russia. Although he makes Russia an Oligarchy/Monarchy, he was known as a rather good international leader for Russia. He will be Tsar for the next 23 years in 1955.
  • The United States begins construction on a new class of battleship, under the name of the Iowa class. The first ship is predicted for commission sometime in 1939 or 1940, being one of the most powerful ships in history.
  • President Hoover passes a law that abortion is illegal.


  • President Roosevelt is inaugurated as the 32nd President of the US. He begins his term by opening economic relations with Japan.
  • One of the five Blitzkrieg-class Heavy Cruisers in the German Kriegsmarine is sabotaged. A water mine, planted under the hull of the ship while it was in port in Rostock exploded, separating the ship in two and killing all 837 aboard, including the German Admiral Hank von Klauberstein. After the investigation, German officials prosecute Polish rebels of the destruction.
  • Polish rebel group admits to sabotage on Heavy cruiser. German officials ask permission of European countries to begin buildup of military forces.
  • Britain and France send diplomats to Germany and Poland to try and hold off a conflict.


  • Rebel group in Poland takes over Polish government and establishes name as the Justified Reclaimers.
  • Five U-Boat submarines are completed in port and are sent to patrol Polish waters. The four remaining Blitzkrieg cruisers are sent to assist.
  • Roosevelt deploys several battalions of troops along the German-Polish border, and soon after French and British troops arrive to assist.
  • Poland, Belarus, Hungary, Austria, and Czechoslovakia sign a pact called the "Berlin Pact", one of the earliest military pacts in history. The countries begin building up their military.
  • France and Italy send troops to Warsaw to try and stop, but hidden tanks and planes kill the soldiers. World War II begins.
  • Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg join the war with the Allies.
  • Russia, Latvia and Lithuania join the war with the allies and attack Belarus. It will be many years until the country falls.
  • Italian tanks strike Czech defenses and rumble through, trying to take the city of Prague.
  • America joins the war with the allies and deploys several thousand troops to try and assault Poland.
  • Russian tanks circle around Belarus and strike at Poland's eastern border. Russian forces are pushed back.


  • German U-Boats sink Polish shipping that were heading to try and sneak past Russian patrols and get to Belarus.
  • American troops arrive and combat Southern Polish forces.
  • French and British troops arrive at the German eastern border, defending against Polish tank attacks.
  • The British develop the Supermarine Spitfire and mass produce the craft, making 2,000 a month.
  • Japan joins the war on the Allies.
  • Australia joins the war on the Allies.
  • Indonesia joins the war with the Axis.
  • Australian and Japanese naval forces combat Indonesian shipping and quickly crush the country's navies.
  • American tanks arrive in Europe and assist Russia troops attacking Eastern Poland.
  • Czechoslovakia deploys a force of 10,000 infantry to combat the American infantry at Southern Poland, but are beaten back with 1/3 casualties. Czechoslovakia will thereon out play a minor part in the war.


  • President Roosevelt declares that a naval fleet will be sent to Europe to bombard Poland, but it will take some time- between 8 months to a year- to get there.
  • British infantry crush Austrian cavalry that were heading to assist Southern Polish defenses. Over 5,000 cavalry are killed and is one of the last times Cavalry take part in war.
  • Russian tanks scramble over to Hungary and begin smashing it's defenses. Poland sends an army of 40,000 soldiers to assist, but will get there too late.
  • A large amount of Supermarine Spitfires and German BF-109 fighters clash with many Polish PZL P.11s. Many PZL's are destroyed for the cost of very little for the Germans and British. It is considered the first major aerial battle of the war.
  • German infantry finally charge from Berlin and assault Polish territory. They begin besieging Gorzow Wielkopolski.


  • The first Iowa-class Battleship is finished ahead of schedule. Dubbed simple the Iowa, it and a large fleet of cruisers and destroyers head out south to the Panama Canal to assist the naval fleet already heading for Europe.
  • British and Italian infantry attacking Czechoslovakia. Czech tanks take massive damage but the artillery survives and continues bombarding Brit-Italian forces. Another year of this will continue until the country falls.
  • Two Blitzkrieg Heavy Cruisers combat two Grom class Destroyers. Both cruisers survive and the destroyers are annihilated. The Polish navy suffers a great defeat.
  • American and French tanks cross the borders of Germany and into Austria. Nearby Russia infantry divisions help and soon the forces meet near Vienna to make a final strike against Vienna, while coming under fire from massive long range guns at Brno in the Czech Republic.
  • Sweden joins the war with the Allies.
  • Norway joins the war with the Axis.
  • Norwegian tanks rumble over the Swedish borders and begin besieging Falun.


  • The first American fleet arrives in Europe and helps German ships blockade northern Poland.
  • Falun falls to Norway and Norwegian forces continue on to Gavle, intending to cut the country in half.
  • Ireland and Scotland joins the war with the Allies.
  • British, Irish and Scottish forces are sent to assist Swedish forces.
  • German-British-American forces win at the Battle of Gorzow Wielkopolski, and continue on to Pila, a heavily-defended fortress city.
  • Russian tanks continue into Hungarian territory until finally making it to Budapest. The siege begins and will continue for two years.
  • Joint Latvian, Lithuanian, and Russian infantry smash Belarus' first front lines and continue inland. Though, it will be several more years until the nation falls.
  • Denmark joins the war on the Allies' side.


  • German-British-American tanks arrive at Pila and begin besieging and bombarding the fortress city.
  • The second US naval fleet arrives, after having many maintenance problems and docking at several places in Africa and Western Europe.
  • Denmark sends a small naval fleet to Sweden to assist.
  • British, Irish, and Scottish forces arrive at Uppsala and travel to Gavle, where surrounded Swedish troops were beginning to think of surrender.
  • On September 9, 60 Avro Lancasters bomb Warsaw, killing 4,523 and wounding 2,594. Later bombing missions would be launched with fighter escort.
  • The American P-51 Mustang is developed and produced.
  • The M4 Sherman tank begins production.
  • 9,000 American infantry, all armed with the new M1 Garand rifle, combat a small contingent of 1,000 Polish recruits. Almost no casualties are taken and the Polish surrender.
  • Russian tanks smash Budapest's outer defenses and continue inward. The fierce fighting increases throughout the rest of the year.
  • 40,000 British, German and American infantry are packed into the naval fleet north of Poland. An invasion is planned on January 2 the next year.



  • 40,000 invasion troops land on Northern Poland with suppressive fire of French, British, American and German guns. Ustka is taken within the day and more reinforcements arrive. With two fronts on Poland, Russian infantry plan a third front from the East, once Belarus is under control.
  • Hungary surrenders when it's army of 19,000 at Budapest surrenders to the force of 80,000 Russian infantry and hundreds of tanks take it over. Hungary signs the Cease of Aggressions Pact. Russian forces turn their heads to Czechoslovakia.
  • Italian forces meet with French and Belgian infantry and meet with British, American, and German forces at the fallen city of Pila. The forces continue on to Bydgoszcz.
  • The Allied infantry in Northern Poland take Slupsk. They are behind schedule if they are to attack Warsaw with their nearby Allies.
  • Lithuanian, Latvian, and Russian forces destroy a large portion of Belarus' military, and the country surrenders. Only three remain: Poland, Austria, and Norway.
  • Allied forces meet at Gavle, and after several more months of combat, the Norwegian forces are pushed back. Danish soldiers also arrive at Gavle, and the allied forces continue towards Ostersund.


  • Russian forces smash into Baiylstok. They move on towards Warsaw.
  • The West Polish allied army continues on to Konin, where after it is taken they have a straight shot at Warsaw.
  • US, British, and German troops in Northern Poland arrive at the surprisingly unoccupied city of Torun and are met with an enormous crowd of civilians cheering them off.
  • French, Italian, British, German, and Russian troops take over Vienna. Austria signs the Cease of Aggressions. All that is left is Poland and Norway.
  • Forces at Austria begin a swift Blitzkrieg into Southern Poland, rushing to meet up with the three other army groups heading for Warsaw.


  • Russian forces arrive at the outskirts of Warsaw and wait for the other groups to arrive there.
  • The Western army group topples the Polish at Konin, and head for Warsaw.
  • The North army group destroys Polish infantry at Plock and head for Warsaw.
  • The Swedish allied forces take Ostersund and continue on to Hamar, where from there they can invade Oslo from the north.
  • The West Polish army group arrives at Warsaw in October.
  • The North Polish army group arrives at Warsaw in late October.
  • The South Polish army group arrives at Warsaw in early November.
  • The allies begin assaulting Warsaw.


  • By March, only several thousand Polish forces remain in Warsaw. They surrender and sign the Cease of Aggressions.
  • Hamar is under Allied control by early May, and less than two months later Oslo is under control. Several billion people celebrate the end of World War II, a 9-year long war that claimed the lives of 9 million, only rivaled by the first World War, which caused the deaths of 9.7 million.


  • Tsar Alexei Nikolaevich opens trade relations with Japan, China, and Belarus.
  • Two US Carriers, the Enterprise and Hornet head for Northern Australia on a highly classified mission.


  • Responding after a terrorist rebel group bombs the parliament, German tanks roll into the Polish town of Zielona Gora, after permission from the Polish Government. Polish infantry arrive later that month and evacuate the town, as more terrorist bombings litter the small city.
  • The Enterprise and Hornet arrive in Northern Australia. They begin launching jet aircraft at night and Australian officials pass them as normal Australian jets.


  • Roswell UFO incident occurs. Mexican forces suspect military testing and raise DEFCON to Level 4. US sends diplomats to end the worry.
  • Battleships Arizona and Nevada arrive in Northern Australia. Nearby countries of Indonesia and New Zealand claim that explosions have been occuring in their territory. Australian and US officials deny these claims.
  • German tanks leave Zielona Gora after the rebel leader is captured.
  • British ship HMS Hood comes under fire from unidentified pair of battleships off the coast of Southern Britain. The ship survives but takes heavy damage.


  • US Government publicly releases the P-80 shooting star, the first US military jet in history. Air Force officials claim they will completely replace piston engine planes by 1952.
  • Australian government announces that the US and Australia has started the Pacific Non-Aggression Pact. Japan and Vietnam join, and Indonesia joins in early December.



  • New Zealand and China join the Pacific Non-Aggression Pact.
  • Canada joins the Pacific Non-Aggression Pact in July.
  • After UFO sightings litter the New Mexico-Nevada Area, the United States Air Force deploys several P-80 squadrons are deployed. Later that year in August, a squadron shoots down a UFO. The area becomes classified and forbidden to civilians.
  • Russia develops their first Jet fighter and claims piston engine planes will become obsolete by 1956 or 1957.


  • Britain and Germany develop their first jet craft, props to become obsolete by 1956.
  • After the increasing UFO sightings and terrorist bombings worldwide, The Pacific Non-Aggression Pact all rush to develop a fighter for aerial patrol. It is decided that if it becomes impossible, by 1958 the P-80 will become the International patrol fighter in the pacific.


  • Piston engine planes in the United States Air Force, Navy and Marines become obsolete and are rarely seen at air bases.
  • Emergence of USA as a World Superpower.
  • Emergence of Russia as a World Major Power.
  • Emergence of Germany as a World Major Power.
  • President Truman announces the buildup and stockpile of nuclear weapons.
  • Tsar Alexei Nikolaevich announces the buildup of ground tanks and aerial bombs.


  • British and French officials finally convict Italian battleships Linguini Osar and another unknown ship as the attackers of the HMS Hood. Italian deny these claims.
  • Emergence of Britain as a World Major Power.
  • Emergence of Italy as a World Medium Power.
  • Emergence of China as a World Major Power.
  • Britain begins buildup of tanks and begin recruiting soldiers for a possible upcoming war.
  • USA, Germany and Russia send peacemakers to Britain and Italy to contain a possible conflict.


  • Countries of the Pacific Non-Aggression Pact all develop a quick and powerful fighter. P-80 remains the main fighter in US service.
  • Tsar Alexei Nikolaevich suffers from a sudden stroke. He is rushed to a hospital and survives. He is released two weeks later.
  • Russian T-62 tank begins mass-production. It's successor, the T-64, already begins development and prototype testing.
  • British spies enter Italian territory and discover Italian military force beginning to mass-produce nuclear weapons. Other major countries, desperate to hold back the third war of the 20th century, send more diplomats and promise that war between the two countries will be punished.


  • British infantry begin to march to the borders of Italy. Italian officials take this as an offensive action and declare war on Britain.
  • Britain begins to throw massive amounts of infantry and tanks at Italy territory. Russian, German, and American diplomats beg both countries to cease all hostilities before it is too late.
  • Tsar Nikolaevich suffers from a second stroke and is again rush to a hospital. After remaining there for several days, he dies from yet another stroke. His son, Alexei III, takes the throne of Tsar.
  • British infantry arrive at Italian borders and begin skirmishing with Italian tanks. British infantry suffer heavy casualties and retreat several miles, setting up camp and waiting for reinforcements to arrive.
  • France, although neutral, sends a fleet of cruisers to blockade all western and southern ports on Italy to try and starve them.


  • Russian forces are sent to try and stop the French naval fleet, but are caught in the crossfire. Russia joins the war with Britain.
  • France joins the war with Britain.
  • Croatia and Spain join the war with Italy.
  • Desperate to try and stop a World War Three, US President Eisenhower says if the war ends, he will donate a large sum of money to those countries. All countries ignore his offer and continue fighting.
  • German Prime Minister sends a naval fleet to blockade ports in Spain and Croatia.
  • French tanks cross the borders in Spain and begin liberating cities such as Bilbao and Barcelona. Spain immediately suffers from the fall of its ports. Spain thereon out plays a minor role in the war.
  • Russian infantry invade Croatia. Croatia immediately falls, but manage to kill substantial numbers of Russian infantry. Italy and Spain are left.
  • Britain and Germany completely replace prop planes with Jets on the front.


  • Russia replaces piston engine planes with jet fighters completely. It is extremely rare to see prop planes on the battlefield.
  • British-owned P-80 fighters engage a swarm of Italian-owned Lavochkin La-11 piston engine planes. The Italians suffer immensely and the Lavochkin is rarely seen during conflicts again.
  • British and French infantry roll into Italian-controlled Cuneo and Turin. Fighting ensues in the city of Genoa, a key trading port. If Genoa falls, Italy might as well surrender.
  • Russian jet bombers fly over Italy and bomb many cities, all including Milan, Parma, Bologna, Florence, and San Marino, all with almost 300 bombers total and nearly 60 escort fighters combined. Italy suffers a major blow, which will soon lead to it's defeat in 1959.
  • Russian T-64 tank begins mass production.


  • French infantry and tanks, supported by Britain air support, roll into the cities of Zaragoza and Valladoid. Soon, Madrid will be under their control, and another bloody war will pass.
  • An Italian conspirator shoot at Alexei III one day after he was leaving the Parliament building, but Alexei survives. The possible assassinator is executed 9 days later.
  • French and British forces reach the city bombed by Russian planes, Florence. Fierce fighting by nearly 400,000 Italian conscripts stall Allied forces for nearly 7 months.


  • French and German blockader ships come under fire by a squadron of Italian fighter-bombers. All Italians are killed at no expense to the French-German fleets. British and French commanders plan an Invasion of Italy from the East at three locations: Ravena, San Marino, and Anacona. Totalled, 100,000 allied troops will land on the poorly defended cities. The Invasion will begin once British and French infantry reach Grosetto.
  • Russian Infantry reach Treviso and combat the small contingent of Italian armor there. They continue on, attempting to meet with the British and French infantry heading for Grosetto.
  • French and British forces reach Grosetto. The invasion of the East begins and is successful: 500,000 British and French infantry mix with the 800,000 Russian infantry, plus tanks and artillery. Italy will fall soon.
  • French tanks reach Madrid, and after a month of fierce fighting, Spanish leaders sign the Third European Peace Treaty. Several days later, all forces in Spain move to concentrate on Italy, as resistance fierceness increases.
  • Allied forces reach Italy. The Pope had escaped from the country when the war started. 700,000 Italian forces vs. 1.3 million Allied soldiers, plus thousands of tanks. It is a slaughter- almost 400,000 soldiers die on both sides. Italy surrenders, and the third European War closes, with about 4.1 million deaths.



  • Slaves and workers in Northern French Indochina revolt against their French leaders. The fighting will continue for two years, until a peace agreement is signed and French Indochina splits into Vietnam and French Indochina.
  • China begins the support, but not total war support, of Indochina rebels.
  • US enters the war with the French and send 40,000 troops to the country to help stabilize the nation.


  • "Hippies" begin rioting in the US because of their involvement in Indochina.
  • Another 50,000 US troops arrive in French Indochina to head off the Rebel assaults.
  • A 1 month cease fires begins, where Rebel leader Ho Chi Minh meets with US General Douglas MacArthur. Ho Chi Minh says that they will not stop until they achieve independence.
  • After the cease fire, US and French forces counterattack, driving deep into Rebel territory. After 4 months, they are pushed back.


  • Germany announces buildup of nuclear weapons.
  • France announces buildup of nuclear weapons.
  • After continued intense firing, a peace treaty is signed. Once northern Indochina becomes Vietnam, and US troops are brought home. 14,000 US soldiers are killed, and only several thousand French militia are killed.


  • P-80 Shooting Star replaced with the first US Supersonic Aircraft, the F-4 Phantom Multirole fighter.
  • US nuke stockpile reaches 10,000 strategic and tactical weapons combined. The US holds the largest nuclear weapon stockpile in the world, in front of Russia's 7,000 and Germany's 6,100.


  • Russia, America, and Japan create the United Continent of Nations. By the end of the year, Britain, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, China, India, Mexico, and Canada will join.
  • F-4 Phantom is put to the test after a squadron of seven Phantoms combat four MiG-21's from an unknown attacker- one Phantom takes moderate damage, but three MiG-21's are shot down, and the other escapes with heavy damage.
  • US Battleships Iowa, Missouri, New Jersey, plus several heavy escort destroyers and the cruiser USS Belknap, leave port at Pear Harbor and head for Wake Island. Terrorist bombings on the small Asian-North American population there have called for drastic measures. Those who want to leave the island, as terrorist bombings increase.


  • After arriving at Wake Atoll, terrorist bombings have ceased and the US government declares the area dangerous for any civilian population. It will be another three years until it is deemed safe.
  • Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Vietnam, Egypt, Libya, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Georgia, Latvia, and Lithuania join the United Continent of Nations.
  • Powerful underground rebel group in China admits to unauthorized military access of four MiG-21's a year earlier. Several days later Chinese security troops and tanks begin to scrounge the underground of Chinese cities, bringing out hundreds of guilty rebels but not capturing the leader.


  • Tensions increase as the rebel group admits to the terrorist attacks at Wake Atoll. United States Officials meet with Chinese leaders to discuss the rebel group and how to bring about their defeat before many lives are possibly taken.
  • Russia and Japan begins to worry about terrorist group and scans population for a worry that the group has spread to nearby countries.
  • A terrorist bombing throughout September 7th in Dubai, India kills 163 people and injures 149. Rebel group admits to the crimes the day afterward.


  • Chinese troops locate a rebel stronghold in an abandoned fortress. Chinese troops begin to assemble in the area and plan an attack on October 1st.
  • Portugal, Guatemala, and Kenya join the United Continent of Nations.
  • Japan and Russia claim that the Chinese rebel group has not spread to their nations.
  • US nuclear stockpile hits 23,000 total, with Russia following close behind with 19,000 and Germany with 17,000.
  • Russian leader Alexei III meets with US President Nixon, and both agree to begin racing each other to space and the moon, beyond and possibly to nearby planets.
  • Chinese troops storm the rebel fortress and take control in less than an hour. The rebel group slips up, and all rebel conspirators are captured and thrown in court.


  • US fleet leaves Wake, and the populace returns to the atoll.
  • After months of testing, The United States launches a rocket into space until it reaches 560,000 feet, or 106 miles into the atmosphere. Scientists worldwide agree that it is the first man-made object to reach the outer atmosphere and into space.
  • Russia, several months after the United States reaches space, launches Viktor I, which reaches 571,000 feet, slightly above the US' rocket and breaking the record.
  • US government plans to launch a satellite into space on February 1st of the next year, planning to bring satellite images back to Earth.



  • Russia launches Viktor II but it's engines fail at 100,000 feet. The craft burns up in the atmosphere, killing a crew of four, planning to be the first humans into space.
  • The US launches the satellite into space, orbiting at 507,000 feet. It takes snapshots of Florida, Georgia, and Louisiana and sends them back to earth. Several weeks later, the US government puts the images on national television, shocking the nation and nearby countries into happiness and surprise.
  • Russia launches Viktor III into space, carrying a smaller crew of two. It reaches 569,000 feet, launching the first human being into space.
  • Niger and South Africa join the UCN.


  • US rocket Mercury I reaches space, carrying a dog. The first dog in space is Norman, a three-year old Beagle.
  • Russia launches it's first satellite, Ivanov I, and takes images of Eastern Siberia, Western Alaska, and Northern Japan.
  • US and Russian scientists meet and plan to make the first long-lasting craft to enter space, later to be known as the International Space Station. They know it would be rather hard with the rockets both countries use, so plan to make a hybrid, able to carry a large amount of cargo yet still run as efficiently, if not better, than normal orbital rockets.


  • As before the humans made space, now they must reach the moon. Mercury II is launched in early January and manages to orbit the moon for twelve days, then returns to Earth.
  • Alexei III dies after being assassinated by an extremist. The rebel is executed, and his son, Egor I, takes the throne. Beginning his rule, he opens oil and agricultural relations with Belarus.
  • Attempting to beat the US in the Space Race, Viktor IV races toward the moon in July, and also orbits the moon. After attempting to land on the moon, they eventually ran low on fuel and raced home.
  • Pakistan and Sudan join the UCN in October.
  • In December, Indonesia and Australia join the UCN.


  • The US rocket, Apollo I, manages to reach the moon, but descends too fast, crashing into the rocky lunar object and killing all three aboard.
  • Russia again makes it's attempt to land on the moon, but a saboteur sabotages the fuel tanks for the rocket. It is found only moments before the countdown began, saving five Russian lives.
  • US scientists develop the Space Shuttle, able to carry an immense load and yet still have more powerful and burn less fuel than the normal Mercury and Apollo rockets. They share the design with Russian scientists, and both countries begin constructing several of the craft.
  • Manchuria and Venezuela join the UCN in August.
  • Apollo II is launched in November. It successfully lands on the moon. Buzz Aldrin is the first man to set foot on the moon. They stay for several more hours, taking photographs and sample from the moon's surface, and return to Earth. Now, Russia and the US will hold off for the competition for several more years, until technology advances far enough to reach a distant planet.


  • Venezuela begins it's reign under President Hugo Chavez at age twenty. He begins a strong, massive and a slightly economically depressing campaign against terrorism and crime in the South American country.
  • The Australian cruiser HMAS Sydney, having survived World War II (unlike it's real-life counterpart) comes under fire from unidentified aerial dive bombers off the coast of Guam. One artillery gun is destroyed, another two damaged, and 17 crewmembers are killed. UCN officials groan at another mystery attack.


  • Hugo Chavez's campaign against terrorism ends, with over 1,053 arrested, and, unfortunately, several dozen killed in firefights. Chavez is hailed a hero and Venezuela's economy boosts from the free sea-trading.
  • HMAS Sydney and it's escorts, the two destroyers Sunset and Return go on an apparent normal patrol. As expected, another aerial group arrives to try to destroy the Sydney, but the aerial group is killed. One pilot is captured and is identified as a Venezuelan bomber pilot. UCN officials are puzzled at the large distance between the two countries.


  • Hugo Chavez denies claims at attempted sinking of the HMAS Sydney. In retaliation, Australia and New Zealand begin furious arguments with the South American nation.
  • A mysterious illness pops up in a Danish town. It spreads and the first death arrives on April 3rd.
  • United States deploys troops to Denmark and the uninfected population evacuates. Infected populace is quarantined and separated, as scientists and doctors study and attempt to heal the civilians.


  • US carrier John F. Kennedy is raided by a group of unknown terrorists. Many, if not all security guards are killed, if not thrown overboard. The crew is taken captive, but beforehand, a bridge crew manages to send a distress signal.
  • 6 of the 87 infected die in Denmark as doctors furiously attempt to save the rest.
  • Australia and New Zealand leave the UCN and begin to mobilize it's military. During the preparations, two light Australian destroyers are damaged from a hidden submarine- Australia is furious and persecutes Venezuela. United States president Lyndon Johnson begins to worry and, knowing peace talks will do little to an upcoming conflict, dispatches a division of 12,000 US troops, while deploying a platoon of Navy SEALS and a fleet of destroyers, cruisers, and two battleships Wisconsin and Missouri, to Venezuelan shores. They are ordered to open fire on either Venezuelan defenders or Australian attackers if needed.
  • Four British destroyers catch sight of the hijacked John F. Kennedy forty-seven miles off the coast of Ponta Delaga in the Azores, and report it to President Johnson. Johnson gives William Claytor Jr in command of three teams of Navy SEALS and a battle group of carriers, cruisers and destroyers.


  • The world is shocked as Australian strategic bombers detonate four nuclear weapons on Valencia, Caracas, Cumana and Maturin. US fleet commander responds by attacking three Australian destroyers escorting a transport fleet containing an invasion force- nearly half of the fleet is decimated, and the remains of the fleet limp back to Australian waters.
  • Venezuela counters Australia's attempted invasion with bombing yet another Australian fleet off the coast of Samoa- accompanied by American carriers, Australian forces retreat again, thinking better than to fight against overwhelming odds.
  • President Johnson announced that by the end of the decade Australia would cease it's offensive military activities permanently and the world would finally be safe from war and terror.
  • The John F. Kennedy is retrieved once again, having been taken over by Australian commandos playing as pirates. The carrier is sent to port, repaired, refit and refueled and sent toward Venezuela to assist them against the Australian invasion.


  • American scientists announce breakthrough- the Mars Rover is launched on March 11 and reaches Mars- images are sent back to Earth and the world is happy with their success.
  • Russia follows shortly after the US and lands a more primitive rover on May 4.
  • Australian and New Zealand forces launch their final offensive of the war- and invade Peru. The country is in dire need of support and US forces, already spread dangerously thin throughout the south-eastern Pacific and northern Venezuelan waters, tell a portion of the Venezuelan Army and Air Corps to assist the Peruvians. There is a ten-mile long front, but most of the heaviest fighting takes place at Nazca, Peru.

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