@Joriz Castillo, you said on previous update that Yemen took Aden. Isn't that anymore under Ottoman rule?
Yeah, you're right. I did some research and turns out parts of Yemen war under ottoman control. So, I guess, the Ottomans take Aden then.

I don't know much about the region so feel free to correct me.
 
New Grounds
New Grounds
Adolf Hitler at first struggled with finding a job. He and many veterans like him were out in the streets working menial jobs and trying to repair their lives. Fortunately, he was able to sustain himself by selling paintings and working odd jobs. Fortunately, he got a job at another architectural firm, designing buildings and monuments. The money was enough for Hitler to buy a house outside Munich.

During his architectural career, his style leaned towards the traditional style with the monumental neoclassical Art Deco as his style in particular. This was the kind of style more suitable for impressive-looking corporate headquarter, monuments, and the like. Another style that was his favorite, was to design houses in the style known as ‘Heimatschutzarchitektur’. To Hitler, it was everything that reminded him of the home which was traditional and based on local building practices and materials. He also took influences from Neo-Renaissance and Neo-Baroque architecture and incorporated them into his designs. If there was one style he did hate though, it was the Bauhaus style championed Walther Gropius and Le Corbusier. Hitler considered Bauhaus atrocious to the naked eye’ and said that it lacked any elegance and history in them.

In 1924, Hitler the architect would take part in the design of one grand area of Vienna. Visiting the city that shaped his life, Hitler helped design some of the buildings of the Kaiserforum. Using all the styles and skills he learned, Hitler made sure the buildings looked beautiful to signify the beauty of Vienna. The grand area would soon be complete by 1926, with a grand ceremony taking place attended by both the mayor and the Kaiser, Karl I. Hitler even got to shake hands with Kaiser who thanked all the architects for doing their part in designing the Kaiserforum.


The Kaiserforum would later rank as one of Vienna's famous landmarks, all due to the contribution of Hitler.

One day in 1927, one of his coworkers introduces him back into the world of politics. While Hitler was no stranger to politics, he had taken a break from it after the war. After some soul searching, he joined the Catholic Center Party since Bavaria was one of its main areas of support. From the start, he supports the conservative wing of the party. Because of this, he gets into contact with other likeminded men such as Franz von Papen and Heinrich Bruning. Over time, Hitler shifts his focus from Architecture to Politics as he eyes a seat in his local county.

In the late 1920s, Adolf Hitler met a young woman named Maria Reiter. The couple would go on numerous dates over the years, as it was a romantic relationship. The couple
would eventually marry in 1931 and have 3 children.


Adolf Hitler, during his days as an architect in the 1920s


Maria Reiter, Hitler's wife
 
Hitler in the Centrum Party? That will certainly be interesting to see where his political carrer will take him.
And if he leads a life with less stress, he might stay healthier in this timeline.
 
Hitler in the Centrum Party? That will certainly be interesting to see where his political carrer will take him.
And if he leads a life with less stress, he might stay healthier in this timeline.

Without humiliating Versailles Hitler probably has not such ambitions on politics so he might focus on Bavarian politics instead trying seat on Reichtag. Probably he end to be member on Bavarian landtag but not totally impossible that he is on someone premier's cabinet.
 
I like that he is in the conservative wing of the party, that makes the most sense to me. He isn't suddenly more left then before, but "just" a lot less radical then in our timeline.
And Bavarian Minister would certainly be interesting.
 
Please,don't insert here this stupid American CIVIL War from KR. It literally makes no sense whatsoever, and Red Scare here would be even worse than OTL, so any kind of radical Left party rising in electoral politics is implausible.

And I think,that if Britain is gone, US won't face any economic repercussions really. By April of 1917, loans given to Entente were secured . If US never entered the War, those loans would have remained secure, and if UK and France gone Red,US would have seized all property and treasuries of aforementioned countries.

Trade? Well, as US is a bit more sympathetic to Germany, here, they can just shrug their shoulders and trade with German sphere.

There would be a depression, but it would be somewhat even softer, as OTL depression was provoked because of overproduction and overdose of market with common goods partially. Those causes were in their place partially provoked by WW1 and US participation. So,that's it
@Joriz Castillo
 
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Please,don't insert here this stupid American CIVIL War from KR. It literally makes no sense whatsoever, and Red Scare here would be even worse than OTL, so any kind of radical Left party rising in electoral politics is implausible.
It's ok. There won't be any civil war. But sometimes I imagine making a KR Civil War story in a Ken Burns' style documentary.

And I think,that if Britain is gone, US won't face any economic repercussions really. By April of 1917, loans given to Entente were secured . If US never entered the War, those loans would have remained secure, and if UK and France gone Red,US would have seized all property and treasuries of aforementioned countries.
There would be a depression, but it would be somewhat even softer, as OTL depression was provoked because of overproduction and overdose of market with common goods partially. Those causes were in their place partially provoked by WW1 and US participation. So,that's it
@Joriz Castillo
I'll take note of that. Now I gotta find a way to make things bad enough to get the GOP back in power by 1932.
 
It's ok. There won't be any civil war. But sometimes I imagine making a KR Civil War story in a Ken Burns' style documentary.



I'll take note of that. Now I gotta find a way to make things bad enough to get the GOP back in power by 1932.
Here's an idea for the overproduction angle: with the UK having imploded and likely a ton of growing pains for Communist Britain (and Russia and France), the US and Germany both try to fill the economic void. Manufacturing and economic activity soars, leading to similar conditions since there are fewer British goods to compete with American or German ones.
 
@Joriz Castillo maybe this can work as an idea : In 1924, TR Jr wins his Gubernatorial race in NY against Smith, then in 1928, Hoover's campaign faces several roadblocks that see him losing, albeit barely, to the Democratic Nominee, someone not named Smith or McAdoo (Maybe Hull?), but the Republicans keep Congress. Go into 1929, where the Depression hits, and in 1930 the Democrats are annihilated in the midterms with only the truly deep southern states remaining loyal to the party, then we have 1932 as the prime year for the Republicans. Thoughts on this idea?
 
@Joriz Castillo maybe this can work as an idea : In 1924, TR Jr wins his Gubernatorial race in NY against Smith, then in 1928, Hoover's campaign faces several roadblocks that see him losing, albeit barely, to the Democratic Nominee, someone not named Smith or McAdoo (Maybe Hull?), but the Republicans keep Congress. Go into 1929, where the Depression hits, and in 1930 the Democrats are annihilated in the midterms with only the truly deep southern states remaining loyal to the party, then we have 1932 as the prime year for the Republicans. Thoughts on this idea?
The best Dem nominee for this sort of thing would be a compromise choice after a contested convention between the Solid South wing and the ethnic NE wing (think Honey Fitz Fitzgerald or Robert Wagner). Maybe to succeed Cox, FDR and Hugo Black fight for the nomination on different wings of the party. Neither gives in and there are like a dozen ballots before they decide to just nominate someone from the upper South that can appeal to the Mid-Atlantic states as well.

My suggestion for this choice is Maryland Governor Albert Ritchie, with Arizona Congressman Carl Hayden as his running mate to appeal to westerners. He could narrowly beat Hoover but get demolished by someone in 1932
 
Giants of the Orient

Giants of the Orient
In the 1920s, a new political force in China was taking center stage. Known as the ‘Kuomintang’, their aim was to reunify China after much of the country had descended into being ruled by a patchwork of warlords due to the chaotic rule of the Beiyang Government. In 1926, the KMT launched their most ambitious military operation yet. From their base in Guangdong, they marched north to destroy the Beiyang republic and all the warlords that were opposed to them. Everywhere they went, the warlords were either crushed or switched sides in order to save their skin. One of those that switched sides to the KMT was the infamous ‘Dogmeat General’, Zhang Zongchang of Shandong province.


Zhang Zhonchang, the Dogmeat General
Warlord of Shandong

By the end of the campaign in 1928, all of China was under the control of the KMT. The face of that victory was the protégé of Sun Yat-sen, Generalissimo Chiang Kai Shek.
After their victory however, Chiang turned his guns on the Communists who were his allies. Thousands of them were slaughtered all across China but some members escaped to form an army against Chiang and the KMT. This act of betrayal kicked off the Chinese Civil War.


Chiang Kai Shek, Generalissimo of China


Flag of the new Republic of China

Slicing the Pie
As the British Empire imploded, Japan and Germany scrambled to secure whatever British concessions they could capture first. Germany rushed to secure Hong Kong, Weihaiwei and other concessions while Japan seized the rest. The Americans got worried as this would undermine their Open-Door Policy and called for mediation. A conference was called in Shanghai led by the American delegate Quentin Roosevelt, the foreign powers hammered out an agreement. With most of China nearly under KMT control, it was accepted to hand most concessions back to the nationalists except Hong Kong, Weihaiwei, and the Shanghai settlements. Thus, a war between Germany and Japan was avoided while the Chinese gained something from the conference.

A New Hope
While the British were being pushed out of the subcontinent, the leaders of a free India gathered to lay the foundations of a new government. At a conference at New Delhi in 1928, leaders of the various factions debated on the creation of a constitution and what the country should look like. On one side were the Nationalists and Socialists, led by Nehru and Bose, who favored a strong and centralized federal state while the other were the traditionalists, led by Muhammad Ali Jinnah, who advocated a confederation of Indian states. This confederacy would have the reservation of seats for Muslims and other minority groups such as Jains, Sikhs, and the depressed castes. Jinnah’s proposal was resoundingly rejected by the INC, and in 1929 Free India instead proposed a constitution that was strongly federal and centrist as well as calling for the complete abolition of the Indian monarchies. It was soon ratified, much to the disappointment of Jinnah.

Other aspects agreed upon were the issues of religion, language, and governance. The constitution proclaimed that English and Hindi were to be the official languages while other regional languages were recognized. The Indian state was to be a secular republic were no religion would be the official one endorsed by the state. In governance, the Indian parliament would be organized into bicameral legislature with lower house becoming the ‘House of the People’ (Lok Sabha) and the upper house as the ‘Council of States’ (Rajya Sabha). The executive would be organized into a parliamentary system with the Prime Minister as the leader of the nation, followed with the office of President becoming a ceremonial role.


Sardar Patel, first Prime Minister of India


Flag of India, 1929
 
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