Lars should be flattered. Both the Kaiser and his sister, the Queen of Galicia and Ruthenia, have taken the time to politely listen to his request, though their answer was a firm no. Freddy even offered some good advice. As for the Ship that may have just set sail, Rea now knows that Lars is loyal, loves his 'insane' father, and is a little weird himself. Oh, and that Kat thinks he's relatively harmless, even if he is a nuisance. If she didn't, Lars wouldn't have just got the sack treatment.“His Highness, Thor the 1st of the House of Vangsgaard, my insane father, would be extremely grateful if you might extend diplomatic recognition of his claim as Grand Duke of the Independent Duchy of Bornholm” Lars said, looking a bit embarrassed as he said it.
“Isn’t that normally the sort of thing asked of my older brother?” Ria asked in reply.
“It is my father’s hope that with your reputation as being an independently minded woman you would be more inclined to chart your own course in this matter. Also, at my father’s instruction I spoke to Emperor Friedrich, your brother, first” Lars said, “He told me to take it up with the Danish Government. He also said that there were many fine facilities for men like my father that I ought to consider as his next of kin, then offered to refer me to them. Then I was escorted out of the Winter Residence by what I assume were the First Foot Guard.”
Yeah, that was my thinking. Vietnam and Afghanistan were quagmires, this is more akin to Britain in the Konfrontasi.And drawing the Germans into a quagmire has not worked that well. A division and spare, maybe another one plus one Geschwader of planes, At any given day TTL Germay would have double that number on training grounds in Germany.
We are maybe talking 5% of the military ressources of Germany. The USA in Vietnam had a far higher proportion.
Wow Leopard 2 operational in 71. If this is according to OTL specs Germany surely fields the best available MBT for some time.
"Her Striped Majesty" that is both a new one and highly appropriate name for Kat.“But it is always look but don’t touch unless you want to meet her striped majesty and have her add your balls to the collection she keeps on the shelves in her office.”
The pity is that we wont see her pulling something from her grandfather book and leading a winter offensive to crush the enemy.Bah, all I want is Suse in a tank gunner seat. Wasn't there a chapter of dear ol' dad letting her shoot a tankgun once or twice? Which led to her really wanting to get into panzers but not making it because she's tiny. Let a couple of crew come down with something and get her into a seat.
Second generation Knispel tearing apart enemy tank divisions.
I am doubtfull on two points here.Their best bet is to run to the League of Nations with the backing of Great Britain and the United States to ask for a ceasefire with a phased withdrawal back to the frontiers except for the disputed lands that Chile has captured.
President Rockefeller might see this as a chance to get a diplomatic victory under his belt and add prestige to the United States but of course this could all blow up in his face and make things worse...