Well, there's still time for a French Hitler to take power, this is only 1919.Personally, I like the absence of the frequent cliché that France, after a defeat in the First World War, either immediately falls victim to a Communist revolution or serves as a mirror image of OTL Germany with a rise of some kind of Nazi party with French characteristics.
France is politically unstable, which is more or less normal at this time, the government and the state are unpopular, which is understandable, but the democratic parties have joined together to stabilise the state.
In addition, there is a need for a quick and decisive response to ensure access to necessary resources.
There are long-term risks that France could fall victim to an economic crash in the US, but that is certainly many years away and not guaranteed to happen.
A French Fascism/Right-Totalitarianism would look more like Mussolini or Franco than Hitler IMO. Even then, Fascist France is no guarantee, although I think it's more likely than Commie France, since the Third Republic was very left wing for the time.Well, there's still time for a French Hitler to take power, this is only 1919.
But since the author has expressed a desire to keep a multipolar world, it's unlikely that even if France goes authoritarian down the line, it'll ever be a brand that we can recognizably call a version of conventional nazism/fascism
I agree. Any fascist France would be like Franco or Mussolini. Nazis in particular are hard to replicateA French Fascism/Right-Totalitarianism would look more like Mussolini or Franco than Hitler IMO. Even then, Fascist France is no guarantee, although I think it's more likely than Commie France, since the Third Republic was very left wing for the time.
Basically, as you expected, varying degrees of independence. Colour outline and a grey background is a state run by Germany with a semblance of independence. A grey outline with a colour background is an independent state under the direction of Germany (Ukraine should be like this but I forgot). A grey area of another state is just an occupied zone.Though I have to ask, and this might just be a standard I'm not aware of, what's with the differing colorization of Estonia/Courland/Lithuania/Ukraine/Crimea/Georgia vs Belarus/Livonia? I'd assume it's some measure of control, with Poland being example of even less control with its national color and german border, as opposed to vice-versa?
CorrectAre the -what-I-assume-to-be -rebels in Spanish Africa the Rif?
Well there is the named revolt, which was essentially a nationalist revolt of tribes in the mountains against French rule, and then there is the actual Moroccan monarchy who were pretty much destroyed militarily but not totally destroyed prior to the war.And there are two rebellions in French Morocco, one of which is labeled? What is the other one?
That is, as you say, the last holdouts of Italian authority in Libya. Historically Italy failed to really pacify Libya and largely only held the cities on the coast until Mussolini's days. There is also the Republic of Tripolitania which was established during the war as an attempt to reverse Italian colonization, while rejecting the senoissi.Libya, is the orange-brown the remaining Italian control?
That has become Reichsland Luttich - Liege.Now for a question, shouldn't Prussia have annexed that area further north of Luxembourg?
I might be forgetting something, but what's that shading in northern Italy and Syria?
It is indeed the joint Anglo-Arab occupation of Syria, more on that later. Shading in Italy is the ongoing civil disruption in the north, more on that next update.I think Syria is the joint british-arab forces ocupation and the northen Italy one is the italian units revolting.