Following the end of World War I communist revolutions gripped many nations of the world. The first revolution took place in the Russian Empire, led by Vladimir Lenin. Lenin's forces after winning the civil war created the Soviet Republic of Russia. People opposing the new government fled to the Russian colony of Alaska, which proclaimed its independence as the Republic of Alaska.
Revolutions also occurred in France. War hero Philippe Petain came to power in France, creating a dictatorship. However, communists attempted to overthrow him and make France a communist state, which resulted in the French Civil War between communist and nationalist forces. Petain's forces won in 1934, and Petain finally crushed all threats to his dictatorship.
Course of the War
World War I began when the Soviet Republic of Russia invaded the Confederacy of the Baltic. The Confederacy was still using tactics from World War I, while the Russians wre using more modern tactics. Russian forces swept through the country, eliminated any attempted resistance. Scandinavian forces stationed in the country were unready for the fastness of the Russian attack and were forced to evacuate into Estonia. The Confederacy of the Baltic was finally defeated after 186 years since its creation.
In Western Europe France invaded Normandy. The Norman defenders had updated their in army in the interwar years and were ready for French attacks. An bombing of northern Normandy by Great Britain surprised the Normans, as Great Britain did not enter the war year. The British Royal Navy blockaded Normandy through the Dover Strait. Normandy did not surrender, and the recent attacks by Scandinavia and Germany on France helped them in the fighting.
The Irish Sea Incident occurred in early 1940. The neutral Celtic Union was sending supplies to Scandinavia on the ship CUS Cork when the British ship HMS Charles sunk it in the Irish Sea. This cause outrage in the Celtic Union and demand that crewmen of the Charles be punished. British officials claimed that they fought that the Celtic ships was actually Scandinavian. The incident led to Joseph P. Kennedy winning the 1940 prime minister elections in Ireland.
In 1940 Japan entered the war by invading Manchuria along with Russia. The Chinese defenders stood no match for the might Russian and Japanese soldiers and retreated to Changchun. Russian and Japanese forces fought the Chinese there and defeated the Chinese, with gave Russia and Japan control of most of Manchuria. Japan would later strike at Shanghai. Determined Chinese resistance led by Chiang Kai-shek defeated the Japanese, thought much of the city was destroyed in the battle.
In early 1941 Great Britain and Wales (the United Alliance) began its invasion of the Celtic Union. Despite losing the Battle of Ireland a month before, the British Royal Navy managed to secure the Irish Sea. However, the Alliance's belief that the Celtics were unprepared for battle was wrong. Prime Minister Kennedy had improved the military and expanded it. Despite this the Alliance defeated the Celtics at Cork and Dublin, which struck a blow to Celtic morale. Kennedy, in the new capital at Limerick, manage to inspire the Celtics to fight back. To stop the attacks by the Celtics the Alliance built a wall around the land they were occupying, which managed to keep out the Celtics for some time.
In North Brendania the Spanish State, under Francisco Franco, invaded Virginia from their colonies in North Brendania. The Virginians were surprised about the attack as they were currently neutral. The unprepared Virginian military were defeated in several battles, which led to the former Welsh colonies that became independent after World War I to invade southern Virginia, in Georgia.
In 1941 Japan bombed a Polynesian base in Hawaii and invaded several of its territories in the Pacific. This resulted in the Polynesian entry to the war. Japan's plan was to take Polynesian islands in the Pacific and use them as a defensive perimeter. Japan also invaded the Chinese province of Mongolia, moving to the the Khalkhyn River by the end of summer. The Russians also invaded Mongolia.
In Europe the Scandinavians attempted to liberate the Confederacy of the Baltic, which was now part of the Soviet Republic of Russia. The majority of the attacks occurred in the north part of the country. In late 1941 Russia invaded Estonia and Latvia, which are part of Scandinavia. Though the Russians took a lot of land they could not take the capitals. Scandinavia counter-attacked in Estonia and Latvia in early 1942.
In France southern Normandy and northern and western Germany were being ripped to shreds. Normandy managed to psuh back the French to the Somme River. The French had invaded western Germany in order to get Alsace-Lorraine back, which it lost in the Franco-Prussian War. A French attack on Sedan resulted in a German victory, though the city was heavily damaged.
In North Brendania the Spanish continue their attack on Virginia. In southern Virginia the Spanish attack Virginia, taking most of the city by the end of 1 month. However, the Virginian defenders held on to the city, with fierce hand-to-hand fighting occuring. Soon the defending Virginians began to push the Spaniards back, and in November encircled the city and prevented any Spanish soldiers from leaving. The Spaniards were trapped inside the city. By January 1942 the Spanish soldiers inside had surrendered and Atlanta was back in Virginian control.
War Goes On
In 1942 the Celtics broke through the wall in eastern Ireland and tried to retake Dublin and Cork. The British tried to to stop the Celtics from retaking te cities by invading western Ireland, with the attack centered on Limerick. Despite many British ships being destroyed in the waters west of Limerick, British soldiers still landed. Bloody street fighting occurred. President Joseph P. Kennedy was forced to go to Belfast. By ealy 1943 the British would be defeated in Limerick. The Celtics, however, had to divert their attention to Limerick from Dublin and Cork, preventing the liberation of the cities for now.
In Europe, the Scandinavians counter-attacked in Estonia and Latvia. Norse soldiers defeated the Russians in Estonia by the end of the year, but the Russians still held on to Latvia. Russia also launched an invasion of Germany and Austria-Hungary along with the Ottoman Empire, who hoped to regain territory in the Balkans.