Given the name of the TL, that checks out.
We could see mutually assured destruction through anthrax attacks similar to operation vegetarian between the warring powers. This would cause the deaths of millions and render large regions uninhabitableI just had a thought: is this timeline going to lead to a nuclear war? Because I'm having a hard time imagining anything else that could cause the level of destruction implied here.
Mass anthrax and gas attacks would kill a lot of people, but that alone doesn't cause the extreme destruction of records that has been hinted at.We could see mutually assured destruction through anthrax attacks similar to operation vegetarian between the warring powers. This would cause the deaths of millions and render large regions uninhabitable
I remain convinced that the US stays out of Europe in the second go around.I really hope Germany and the US team up to take on Russia. That would be a interesting divergence from OTL. It seems a possibility considering some statements about how Russia is now blamed for WW1 in the modern day
Victorious *Nazis?Great so instead of the New Economic Policy the USSR gets another2 years of civil war. That's not going to be good for their economy.
Mass anthrax and gas attacks would kill a lot of people, but that alone doesn't cause the extreme destruction of records that has been hinted at.
Ominous...However the Bauer government, upon arriving in Stuttgart after fleeing Berlin, called for a general strike to suppress the coup. This was soon joined by the USPD and the Communist KDP and within a day the country was paralyzed. The Putsch government in Berlin soon found itself without electricity, gas or running water, unable to even make proclamations with the newspapers not running and the bureaucrats at home. Over 12 million workers joined what remains the largest strike in German history.
I don't think the two-rifle system will fly. National Guard units won't be able to draw from Army stockpiles, and visa-versa, plus you now need to juggle two sets of rifles, automatic rifles, clips, belts, ammunition boxes...…The M1903 was considered fine for the moment, but it was still a bolt action rifle, when semi-automatic rifles had already been deployed in the closing days of the war to great success. The Pedersen device was insufficient, being both awkward, heavy and required a second set of ammo to use. A new semi-automatic rifle was needed, for the regular army it was to remain in .30-06 as it was determined that the full range of the rifle was usable by long service regulars in a colonial environment. A version in a smaller caliber, determined to be .24-.28, was proposed to equip the National Guard and newly raised units for a second Great War. In such a scenario the marksmanship training to make use of the greater than 1000-yard range of .30-06 would be unavailable, and a lighter cartridge that used less brass and propellant would serve as well for the less trained troops in a more constrained heavy weapon dominated environment…
It would be tempting to call this an early Sherman...…The Infantry, having received the Tank Corps found the requirements for two types of tank to replace their existing stock. One was a large tank with a 75mm field gun equivalent in a turret with several machine guns, armored against 13.2mm machine gun fire. It was not required to be fast but was required to be able to cross trench lines. It would have a gun large enough to destroy infantry strong points, previous 57 and 37mm guns being found inadequate for this task, and machine guns to suppress enemy infantry.
The other was a small tank for colonial service, armored against armor piercing rifles and armed with many machine guns for suppressing infantry. It would again not have to be fast, but would need to be very reliable…
This is the first genuinely better (as in 'more desirable outcome') than OTL thing that's happened in this TL. It's refreshing, given how terribly everything's gone in Europe.…With the death of Leonard Wood on July 4th 1925 Charles Curtiss became President of the United States, the first Native American to hold the office. One of his first acts was to sign a bill reducing taxes, dropping the top tax rate from 32.5% to 30.5%...
I dunno about that top rate tax cut, boss...This is the first genuinely better (as in 'more desirable outcome') than OTL thing that's happened in this TL. It's refreshing, given how terribly everything's gone in Europe.
That basically confirms USA vs. USSR in WW2, given the source.However they wanted to do more than just cut their losses. They wanted the USSR to stop messing in what they saw as their Colonial sphere of influence and internal British politics, as well as a return of British prisoners. That this was worth legitimizing the USSR for is questionable. In hindsight the answer is probably no, given that legitimizing the USSR allowed it to recover and grow, becoming a threat that would distort European politics and through that lead to the next world war and…
Consider: under the right circumstances--circumstances which RamscoopRaider has been building up to inexorably--the United States could be going to war against the USSR as part of an Anti-Communist League with the Nazis.Red Alert confirmed?
I mean the German's are a going to be a repressive dictatorship TTL but I'm pretty sure they aren't Nazi's IIRC.Consider: under the right circumstances--circumstances which RamscoopRaider has been building up to inexorably--the United States could be going to war against the USSR as part of an Anti-Communist League with the Nazis.
Now how's that for a ghastly victory?
I was talking about the native american president.I dunno about that top rate tax cut, boss...
That basically confirms USA vs. USSR in WW2, given the source.
The question now being which side Germany ends up on--with the apparantly boosted Socialist Party, it could go either way, or split right down the middle.