I will reveal that the Italians have something planned for the end of the war as regards naval action!
So, now instead of the Germans it's the French who have the stab-in-the-back theory regarding the war's end. That will go over well in a few decades I'm sure!
And given everything they've been through I can imagine how the Belgians will feel about their former "allies?"
Well then. That was a war on the Western front. What have your thoughts been about the actual peace treaty between France and Germany?
Interesting revelation--and implies that Germany wins WWII as well (against who, we'll have to wait and see)
Is that who I think it is?
Wow, that was more glorious/disastrous than I imagined. Can't really help it but, well done Germany. That was a masterstroke. The peace should be interesting because, for all intents and purposes, it was a total victory for them. No white peace or compromise, Germany outright defeated them
A propaganda victory at sea will probably force the British to go for a Status quo ante peace, so now they can concentrate completely on Russia
Well, this entire war really blew up on the Entente's face. France is out of the picture for at least 2 decades, Russia is falling apart in the background, Italy gained a ton of French land, and Britain is essentially on their own now. Even Belgium, the reason Britain joined the Weltkrieg to begin with, will be sliced apart by German whims.
Even though the US isn't directly in the war, they did lend an awful lot of money to the Entente so I wonder when they will see their investments returned to them? (if ever?)
The Central Powers should push for as much independent regions as possible, but a peace in late 1916 may allow the Tsarists enough time to squash the communists if they ally with the Kerensky faction, which hasn't fucked itself yetWell, you're in luck. The Tsarist regime will be surviving for a while longer (although it'll be in for a rough patch).
I don't think American banks are sweating to badly, all loans until mid 1917 were backed whith capital in the United States, if the aliases no long pay then they get there money back from now owning a bunch more American business that used to be owned by Britain and france.Yup. Von Falkenhayn will be remembered as a great German hero forever, KWII will be remembered similar to how a lot of OTL Americans view FDR... and I have plans for Oskar von Hutier. France and Russia got their teeth kicked in, all right.
The UK will lose a little land, but the peace will be very moderate. The UK-German peace, as well as the latter half of the naval war, will be covered in more detail next update!
French military might will not recover until the 1940s... and Germany won't be the sole cause of their problems, either. Russia has some turbulent times ahead, while Italy is about to get rich, fat, and happy. As for Britain, I'm planning a quasi-return to isolationism for them in the '20s and '30s, as economic problems and a recognition of the new status quo make them look inward... it won't be pretty...
American banks are currently sweating, as they've just thrown away a tonne of money. An alt-Great Depression is en route, and I have some (hopefully) fun plans for the 1916 election and politics beyond!
As always, appreciate the interest!
A secret clause of the Armistice not published forced the French to commit to "aiding" the Germans in evicting the British Expeditionary Force from their soil, should Berlin demand it.
That's because well, it's hard to.I'm most interested in learning what happens to Russia. Czar Nicholas II is still around. Very few timelines discuss a possibility of the Russian Empire losing WWI but still surviving to see the post-war world.