Nope, no Gallipoli.
Ataturk will get a mention iTTL, I promise, but I haven't decided what yet...
With 100000+ AH troops in the East, might we see a more prolonged/more successful Gorlice-Tarnow operation? Particularly one leading to a Central Powers capture of Minsk or Riga?
That's over three hundrded thousand Turks not fighting in Gallipoli. I would expect them to crush the Arab revolt very quickly, or launch a big offensive in Egypt or the Caucasus. Perhaps the war will end with the Ottoman Turks having forces in Batumi or Cairo?
Or else, given that @Kaiser Wilhelm the Tenth mentioned how balanced the libyan war is, we could see joint Italian and Turkish attacks on Egypt in a grand pincer? That would probably be enough to force a British surrender.
Perhaps as a leader of a modernist party in the Ottoman Empire after the war? One who is arrested and becomes a dissident?
Wonder of the Japanese are regretting supporting the British instead of staying neutral and possibly attack their colonies while they are busy in Europe plus maybe claim part of Siberia and it's resources from Russia
What's going on the middle east and Russian Turkish borders?
Well Serbia is screwed as per usual with these kinds of scenarios. I can also see that Serbia and Greece will have a tense relationship in the future...but this is the Balkans where constant tension between nations is the norm so I'm sure they will be just fine (until the next war anyway).
Based on the map, France is in big trouble. If the US stays neutral then the Entente have no hope.
(Can't remember if you revealed earlier that the US gets involved or not)
Can't wait to see how postwar Europe will look like. I'm guessing something similar to the Kaiserreich mod but I could be wrong.
Central Powers seems an even more apposite title on the map.
But I'm not so sure why Romania would join the central powers like you say in footnote 5.
King Ferdinand was very pro-Entente, and he married a Russian if I remember correctly.
Plus, allying with the cp's is kind of saying that "we don't care about Transylvania anymore". Kinda implausible, since that had been a big point of tension for ages.
Be on the winning side, you might get something after the war. Obviously, being on the losing side is very bad. Staying neutral with everybody on your borders is also risky; winners may still be able to do bad things to you afterwards. The points you mention are far less important than being on the winning side, and while countries are often capable of deluding themselves on that point, apparently the Romania of this timeline wasn't that delusional.
Politically, the debacle on the Eastern Front had serious consequences for Russia. Grand Duke Nikolai was, not unreasonably, made the scapegoat and sacked. However, this was far from enough. With their inadequacy so painfully shown up, many Russian troops began asking questions. What were they doing in this bloody war, giving their lives for a government that couldn’t even provide them with rifles, rations, or gas masks? Why were they giving their lives to get chased out of village after village which they’d never been to and had no connection with? Why wasn’t the government providing their families back home with enough to live on? When would they stop a bullet or shell like so many of their fallen comrades? And- most important of all- what could they do about it?