History VideoGame / KaiserreichLegacyOfTheWeltkrieg

25th May '18 4:00:39 PM Samothrace42
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** The Combined Syndicates of America, formed by [[DirtyCommies radical socialists and syndicalists]], are based around the industrial Midwest.
** The American Union State, formed by Southern populists, corporatists, fundamentalists and [[ANaziByAnyOtherName National Populists]], is based in the South.
** The Pacific States of America, based on the the West Coast. This is less ideologically motivated and more viewing the USA as unstable.
** Sometimes New England becomes it's own country, aligned with the Entente, or is absorbed into Canada. And there's a chance that Canada will take Alaska and the Panama Canal.
** Hawai'i and the American Pacific Islands secede as Hawai'i for similar reasons to the Pacific States of America.
** The remnants of the United States government desperately tries holding onto everything else.
** Additionally, if Douglas [=MacArthur=] declares himself dictator for life instead of restoring democracy after the Second American Civil War, the United States disintegrates into several small successor states when he dies to an assassin some time after the 2nd Civil War.

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** *** The Combined Syndicates of America, formed by [[DirtyCommies radical socialists and syndicalists]], are based around the industrial Midwest.
** *** The American Union State, formed by Southern populists, corporatists, fundamentalists and [[ANaziByAnyOtherName National Populists]], is based in the South.
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The Pacific States of America, based on the the West Coast. This is less ideologically motivated and more viewing the USA as unstable.
** *** Sometimes New England becomes it's its own country, aligned with the Entente, or is absorbed into Canada. And there's a chance that Canada will take Alaska and the Panama Canal.
** *** Hawai'i and the American Pacific Islands secede as Hawai'i for similar reasons to the Pacific States of America.
** The *** Finally, the remnants of the United States government desperately tries holding onto everything else.
else, which will likely consist of only the Great Plains, Four Corners, and western South at this point.
** Additionally, if Douglas [=MacArthur=] declares himself dictator for life instead of restoring democracy after the Second American Civil War, the United States disintegrates will once more disintegrate into several small successor states when he dies to an assassin some time after the 2nd Second Civil War.



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Baron Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, the appropriately named [[EvilOverlord Mad]] [[EvilIsCool Baron]] [[TheHorde of Mongolia.]]

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* MeleeATrois: The three main factions that will almost always be formed over the course of the game are the [[TheRemnant Entente]][[note]]The Dominion of Canada, National France, Sardinia, Dominion of India, Australasian Confederation, and the West Indies Federation[[/note]], the [[CommieLand Third Internationale]][[note]]The Union of Britian, French Commune, and Socialist Republic of Italy[[/note]], and the [[{{Kaiserreich}} Reichspakt]][[note]]The German Empire, the United Baltic Duchy, Flanders-Wallonia, Lithuania, White Ruthenia, Ukraine, Belorussia, Deutsch-Mittelafrika, and Denmark[[/note]]. The [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere]][[note]]The Japanese Empire, Transamur, and the Fengtian Government[[/note]] can also rise to power, and the [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Belgrade Pact]][[note]]The Kingdom of Serbia, Iron Guard Romania, and Greece[[/note]] can also manifest in the Balkans. And none of these factions start with anything less than utter contempt each other, which can lead to a three(or more)-way Second Weltkreig.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Baron Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, the appropriately named [[EvilOverlord "[[EvilOverlord Mad]] [[EvilIsCool Baron]] [[TheHorde of Mongolia.]]]]"
8th May '18 10:45:41 AM SoapyTroper
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It's 1914 and the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI Weltkrieg]] covers Europe. After the [[Main/{{Kaiserreich}} German Empire]] sinks the RMS ''Lusitania'', the Kaiser cancels the plans to keep the unrestricted submarine raids, preventing further reasons for the United States to join the Entente. At sea, the Kaiserliche Marine and Royal Navy battle again at Jutland, resulting in the victory for the German Empire and ending the food blockade. With renewed strength, the Empire launch a great offensive in Spring 1918, pushing the line and reaching Paris. With their army defeated and morale destroyed, a massive mutiny occurs on the French army and a subsequent socialist overthrown of the Third French Republic causing their exile to northern Africa and the declaration of the Syndicalist Commune of France. While Socialism is succeeding in France, the situation looks dire in Russia: Lenin is assassinated by a disgruntled Left SR causing a significant damage to Bolshevik morale, the White Russian forces combined in a massive offensive defeats the Reds and UsefulNotes/LeonTrotsky disappears. With the Provisional government victorious, the Russian Republic is declared, although weakened and [[BalkanizeMe balkanized]]. The [[UsefulNotes/TheSoundOfMartialMusic Austro-Hungarian Empire]] push on Italy resulting in its collapse, the Austrians attempted to create a weaker "Italian Federation", the result instead was the overthrown of the House of Savoia, a civil war between the two newly formed rivals government of the Republic of Italy and the Socialist Republic of Italy and independence of the Papal States, Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, and the Kingdom of Sardinia.

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It's 1914 and the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI Weltkrieg]] covers Europe. After the [[Main/{{Kaiserreich}} German Empire]] sinks the RMS ''Lusitania'', the Kaiser cancels the plans to keep the unrestricted submarine raids, preventing further reasons for the United States to join the Entente. At sea, the Kaiserliche Marine and Royal Navy battle again at Jutland, resulting in the victory for the German Empire and ending the food blockade. With renewed strength, the Empire launch a great offensive in Spring 1918, 1919, pushing the line and reaching Paris. With their army defeated and morale destroyed, a massive mutiny occurs on the French army and a subsequent socialist overthrown of the Third French Republic causing their exile to northern Africa and the declaration of the Syndicalist Commune of France. While Socialism is succeeding in France, the situation looks dire in Russia: Lenin is assassinated by a disgruntled Left SR causing a significant damage to Bolshevik morale, the White Russian forces combined in a massive offensive defeats the Reds and UsefulNotes/LeonTrotsky disappears. With the Provisional government victorious, the Russian Republic is declared, although weakened and [[BalkanizeMe balkanized]]. The [[UsefulNotes/TheSoundOfMartialMusic Austro-Hungarian Empire]] push on Italy resulting in its collapse, the Austrians attempted to create a weaker "Italian Federation", the result instead was the overthrown of the House of Savoia, a civil war between the two newly formed rivals government of the Republic of Italy and the Socialist Republic of Italy and independence of the Papal States, Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, and the Kingdom of Sardinia.
7th May '18 11:56:30 AM LifeofPi
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** One arguable (and odd) example is an entire country being a {{Cincinnatus}}: New England will often ask Canada to occupy them in the event of a civil war, as they are loyal to the federal government, but the division of support leaves them cut off from most of the government's forces by the [=CSA=]. Canada can choose to honour the agreement, giving the land back to the US once the war is over [[labelnote:Sometimes]]The event seems to be bugged in IV, resulting in them asking to be returned while the civil war is still going on[[/labelnote]]. Or they can just annex it, crush any rebellion and declare its populace Canadian. Then annex Alaska. And the Panama Canal. [[UpToEleven Then invade the Pacific States]](or ally with them or any other faction).

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** One arguable (and odd) example is an entire country being a {{Cincinnatus}}: New England will often ask Canada to occupy them in the event of a civil war, as they are loyal to the federal government, but the division of support leaves them cut off from most of the government's forces by the [=CSA=]. Canada can choose to honour the agreement, giving the land back to the US once the war is over [[labelnote:Sometimes]]The event seems to be bugged in IV, resulting in them asking to be returned while the civil war is still going on[[/labelnote]]. Or they can just annex it, crush any rebellion and declare its populace Canadian. Then annex Alaska. And the Panama Canal. [[UpToEleven Then invade the Pacific States]](or States]] (or ally with them or any other faction).



* TakeAThirdOption: The American storyline has an interesting relationship with this trope. Huey Long represents the third way between Syndicalism and Free Market Capitalism, but his dictatorial methods undermine worker unionism enough to piss off the CSA. Ironically, Curtis enacting a version of Long's ideology with enough democracy is actually enough to get the CSA to back down and prevent the war(and in a further irony, the only dictatorial step Curtis needs to take is to assassinate Huey Long himself).

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* TakeAThirdOption: The American storyline has an interesting relationship with this trope. Huey Long represents the third way between Syndicalism and Free Market Capitalism, but his dictatorial methods undermine worker unionism enough to piss off the CSA. Ironically, Curtis enacting a version of Long's ideology with enough democracy is actually enough to get the CSA to back down and prevent the war(and war (and in a further irony, the only dictatorial step Curtis needs to take is to assassinate Huey Long himself).
7th May '18 11:39:37 AM LifeofPi
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It's 1914 and the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI Weltkrieg]] covers Europe. After the [[Main/{{Kaiserreich}} German Empire]] sinks the RMS ''Lusitania'', the Kaiser cancels the plans to keep the unrestricted submarine raids, preventing further reasons for the United States to join the Entente. At sea, the Kaiserliche Marine and Royal Navy battle again at Jutland, resulting in the victory for the German Empire and ending the food blockade. With renewed strength, the Empire launch a great offensive in Spring 1918, pushing the line and reaching Paris. With their army defeated and morale destroyed, a massive mutiny occurs on the French army and a subsequent socialist overthrown of the Third French Republic causing their exile to northern Africa and the declaration of the Syndicalist Commune of France. While Socialism is succeeding in France, the situation looks dire in Russia: Lenin is assassinated by a disgruntled Left SR causing a significant damage to Bolshevik morale, the White Russian forces combined in a massive offensive defeats the Reds and UsefulNotes/LeonTrotsky disappears. With the Provisional government victorious, the Russian Republic is declared, although weakened and [[BalkanizeMe balkanized]]. The [[UsefulNotes/TheSoundOfMartialMusic Austro-Hungarian empire]] push on Italy resulting in its collapse, the Austrians attempted to create a weaker "Italian Federation", the result instead was the overthrown of the House of Savoia, a civil war between the two newly formed rivals government of the Republic of Italy and the Socialist Republic of Italy and independence of the Papal States, Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, and the Kingdom of Sardinia.

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It's 1914 and the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI Weltkrieg]] covers Europe. After the [[Main/{{Kaiserreich}} German Empire]] sinks the RMS ''Lusitania'', the Kaiser cancels the plans to keep the unrestricted submarine raids, preventing further reasons for the United States to join the Entente. At sea, the Kaiserliche Marine and Royal Navy battle again at Jutland, resulting in the victory for the German Empire and ending the food blockade. With renewed strength, the Empire launch a great offensive in Spring 1918, pushing the line and reaching Paris. With their army defeated and morale destroyed, a massive mutiny occurs on the French army and a subsequent socialist overthrown of the Third French Republic causing their exile to northern Africa and the declaration of the Syndicalist Commune of France. While Socialism is succeeding in France, the situation looks dire in Russia: Lenin is assassinated by a disgruntled Left SR causing a significant damage to Bolshevik morale, the White Russian forces combined in a massive offensive defeats the Reds and UsefulNotes/LeonTrotsky disappears. With the Provisional government victorious, the Russian Republic is declared, although weakened and [[BalkanizeMe balkanized]]. The [[UsefulNotes/TheSoundOfMartialMusic Austro-Hungarian empire]] Empire]] push on Italy resulting in its collapse, the Austrians attempted to create a weaker "Italian Federation", the result instead was the overthrown of the House of Savoia, a civil war between the two newly formed rivals government of the Republic of Italy and the Socialist Republic of Italy and independence of the Papal States, Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, and the Kingdom of Sardinia.
7th May '18 12:21:06 AM TheWildWestPyro
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** The Integralists in Brazil as in RealLife. [https://i.imgur.com/QHsfpsE.jpg A new update to the focus tree however] reveals that the Integralists might now be the TokenGoodTeammate of the National Populists as they will take measures to END racism and enact a corporatist-populist, albeit anti syndicalist, economy. Unlike most scenarios involving a far right and far left, racial minorities in Brazil appear to prefer working with the Integralists.

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** The Integralists in Brazil as in RealLife. [https://i.[[https://i.imgur.com/QHsfpsE.jpg A new update to the Brazil's focus tree however] tree, however]] reveals that the Integralists might now be the TokenGoodTeammate of the National Populists as they will take measures to END racism and enact a corporatist-populist, albeit anti syndicalist, economy. Unlike most scenarios involving a far right and far left, racial minorities in Brazil appear to prefer working with the Integralists. It helps that the Integralists are now monarchists with the endgoal of restoring the Brazilian Empire. Prior to its dissolution in 1889, the Empire abolished slavery, winning the eternal gratitude of the Afro-Brazilian population in the process.
5th May '18 8:47:24 PM Kurztoz
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With France's defeat the war on the continent ends, Germany cannot invade the United Kingdom and the United Kingdom can't continue the war. In 1921 the ''Peace with Honor'' is signed between the the Central Powers and the remains of the Entente, ending the world's largest war. In 1925 the United Kingdom follows the same path of France: a general strike by miners escalates greatly after violence between the strikers and government forces, spreading the whole island and resulting on the end of the government, the Exile of the Royal Family to Canada and the declaration of the Union of Britain.

It is now 1936. With the power vacuum left by the old powers of Europe, Germany builds its empire to become the dominant economical and political center of the world: The ''Reichspakt'' is a massive alliance in Europe formed by Buffer States and Puppets, Africa is under control of the German colony of ''Mittelafrika'' and German companies spread their influence to China and East Asia. But the balance of German dominance seems to be breaking: as the game starts, he German market just had a massive crash, syndicalists revolutions spread around the world, president Kerensky of Russia is assassinated, the Austro-Hungarian ethnic tensions are in breaking point, the Ottoman Empire hangs on life support, the remnants of the Entente bid their time to reclaim the birthright and the Internationale prepare the final struggle and a new Weltkrieg seems to be on the horizon.

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With France's defeat the war on the continent ends, Germany cannot invade the United Kingdom and the United Kingdom can't continue the war. In 1921 the ''Peace with Honor'' is signed between the the The Central Powers and the remains of the Entente, ending the world's largest war. In 1925 the United Kingdom follows the same path of France: a general strike by miners escalates greatly after violence between the strikers and government forces, spreading the whole island and resulting on the end of the government, the Exile of the Royal Family to Canada and the declaration of the Union of Britain.

It is now 1936. With the power vacuum left by the old powers of Europe, Germany builds its empire to become the dominant economical economic and political center of the world: The ''Reichspakt'' is a massive alliance in Europe formed by Buffer States and Puppets, Africa is under control of the German colony of ''Mittelafrika'' and German companies spread their influence to China and East Asia. But the balance of German dominance seems to be breaking: as the game starts, he the German market just had a massive crash, syndicalists revolutions spread around the world, president Kerensky of Russia is assassinated, the Austro-Hungarian ethnic tensions are in breaking point, the Ottoman Empire hangs on life support, the remnants of the Entente bid their time to reclaim the birthright and the Internationale prepare the final struggle and a new Weltkrieg seems to be on the horizon.



** Description of one of of the focuses for the Market Socialist path for Combined Syndicates of America, "American Syndicalism", says that even though businessmans spilled blood of the American workers for too long, [[UsefulNotes/ToGetRichIsGlorious America still can use the American entrepreneurial spirit for building Syndicalism with American characteristics.]]

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** Description of one of of the focuses for the Market Socialist path for Combined Syndicates of America, "American Syndicalism", says that even though businessmans spilled blood of the American workers for too long, [[UsefulNotes/ToGetRichIsGlorious America still can use the American entrepreneurial spirit for building Syndicalism with American characteristics.]]



** Italy got balkanized so hard, you may wonder if the term ''Italianization'' is more appropiate in the context of KR. After the Italian defeat in Weltkrieg in 1919, Austria decided to form a decentralizied Italian Federation, consisting of pre-Risorgemento Italian states, and completely destroy Italy as a united nation. However, mere hours after this was announced, Italian nationalists launced an uprising against Austria and proclaimed the Republic of Italy in Lombardy, while Syndicalists created the Socialist Republic of Italy in the northwest, modelling the new state after the Commune of France. As the game starts, there are 5 states on the Italian peninsula: aside from the mentioned Italian Republic and Socialist Republic of Italy, there are the Kingdom of Two Sicilies in the south, the Papal State in Latium and an independent kingdom in Sardinia, ruled by the overthrown Italian royal dynasty of Savoy-Aosta. Not for nothing is the expansion that introduced this named "Garibaldi's Nightmare".

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** Italy got balkanized so hard, you may wonder if the term ''Italianization'' is more appropiate in the context of KR. After the Italian defeat in Weltkrieg in 1919, Austria decided to form a decentralizied Italian Federation, consisting of pre-Risorgemento pre-Risorgimento Italian states, and completely destroy Italy as a united nation. However, mere hours after this was announced, Italian nationalists launced launched an uprising against Austria and proclaimed the Republic of Italy in Lombardy, while Syndicalists created the Socialist Republic of Italy in the northwest, modelling the new state after the Commune of France. As the game starts, there are 5 states on the Italian peninsula: aside from the mentioned Italian Republic and Socialist Republic of Italy, there are the Kingdom of Two Sicilies in the south, the Papal State in Latium and an independent kingdom in Sardinia, ruled by the overthrown Italian royal dynasty of Savoy-Aosta. Not for nothing is the expansion that introduced this named "Garibaldi's Nightmare".



** If that was not enough, most nations that start out democratic have or can have civil wars (USA, Siam, Russia) or coups (Japan, Phillippines, Russia) that it is entirely possible for the democracies to completely die out over the game.



* CommieLand: Played with. Communism is no longer the dominant ideology of the far/radical left (the defeat of the Russian Reds and the success of the British and French Syndicalists greatly reduced the communists' influence). Instead, most radical leftist movements are Syndicalists, a lesser-known and arguably less authoritarian take on socialism, so every leftist nation that's not ruled by Totalist factions such as French Jacobins and Russian Trotskiysts, who still adhere to the Lenin's ideology of the vanguard party, is technically Syndicalist Land rather than Commie Land.

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* CommieLand: Played with. Communism is no longer the dominant ideology of the far/radical left (the defeat of the Russian Reds and the success of the British and French Syndicalists greatly reduced the communists' influence). Instead, most radical leftist movements are Syndicalists, a lesser-known and arguably less authoritarian take on socialism, so every leftist nation that's not ruled by Totalist factions such as French Jacobins and Russian Trotskiysts, Trotskyists, who still adhere to the Lenin's ideology of the vanguard party, is technically Syndicalist Land rather than Commie Land.



** Transamur and Korea can attempt to revolt against the much larger Japanese Empire. Transamur is a tiny puppet state based in Vladivostok that couldn't match Imperial Japan's starting manpower with every recruitment boost available to the Russian pretender state, has almost no industry to its name, and a large, manpower-consuming navy full of obsolete ships that don't have a chance against the Combined Fleet, all while most of their land borders are with Japanese colonies and puppet states. Transamur can attempt to drag fellow disgruntled Japanese puppet Fengtian into joining their revolt as part of the Anti-Japanese Pact, but often by them time they'd get a the event to do it, Japan has already called Fengtian into the war and they can't change sides after joining the war. Korea has much more population than little Transamur, but their complete lack of a starting military and even smaller industry will seem them reabsorbed with almost complete certainty.

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** Transamur and Korea can attempt to revolt against the much larger Japanese Empire. Transamur is a tiny puppet state based in Vladivostok that couldn't match Imperial Japan's starting manpower with every recruitment boost available to the Russian pretender state, has almost no industry to its name, and a large, manpower-consuming navy full of obsolete ships that don't have a chance against the Combined Fleet, all while most of their land borders are with Japanese colonies and puppet states. Transamur can attempt to drag fellow disgruntled Japanese puppet Fengtian into joining their revolt as part of the Anti-Japanese Pact, but often by them the time they'd get a the event to do it, Japan has already called Fengtian into the war and they can't change sides after joining the war. Korea has much more population than little Transamur, but their complete lack of a starting military and even smaller industry will seem them reabsorbed with almost complete certainty.



* DramaPreservingHandicap: United States, compared to its vanilla game counterpart, receives a heavy {{Nerf}} in the form of Second Civil War. US's Industral Capacity and Manpower take a heavy hit until the player completes a long and expensive National Focus tree. US can, however, avoid the war by going through the right event chain and become a monstorsly powerful country in a short amount of time. This is considered outright cheating in many online sessions and its use is often banned.

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* DramaPreservingHandicap: United States, compared to its vanilla game counterpart, receives a heavy {{Nerf}} in the form of Second Civil War. US's Industral Industrial Capacity and Manpower take a heavy hit until the player completes a long and expensive National Focus tree. US can, however, avoid the war by going through the right event chain and become a monstorsly monstrously powerful country in a short amount of time. This is considered outright cheating in many online sessions and its use is often banned.



** The three main alliances, at the start of the game. Reichspakt is an alliance of authoritarian monarchies -- but most of them are ''constitutional'' monarchies, and not actual dictatorships. The Entente includes both democracies with flaws and harsh military regimes, and the Syndicalists ranges from moderate semi-democracies to not all that far from Totalism. All of this can change, given events, although unless you play a co-ordinated multiplayer game or edit the event files it is still liable to continue in ''some'' form (since while all the starting members of the alliances ''can'' be lead towards increased democracy or increased repression, you can't control what the AI chooses for the other countries, through you can influence the odds of what the AI chooses by editing the game files). It is not uncommon for [[AfterActionReport After-Action Reports]] with a pro-Syndicalist slant to have edited event files to ensure major non-Syndicalist nations drift further torwards authoritarianism or absolute monarchy to give justification for war with them, or on the other side, for pro-monarchist [[AfterActionReport AARs]] to have edited event files where the Syndicalist nations make decisions that drift them further torwards totalism.

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** The three main alliances, at the start of the game. Reichspakt is an alliance of authoritarian monarchies -- but most of them are ''constitutional'' monarchies, and not actual dictatorships. The Entente includes both democracies with flaws and harsh military regimes, and the Syndicalists ranges from moderate semi-democracies to not all that far from Totalism. All of this can change, given events, although unless you play a co-ordinated multiplayer game or edit the event files it is still liable to continue in ''some'' form (since while all the starting members of the alliances ''can'' be lead towards increased democracy or increased repression, you can't control what the AI chooses for the other countries, through though you can influence the odds of what the AI chooses by editing the game files). It is not uncommon for [[AfterActionReport After-Action Reports]] with a pro-Syndicalist slant to have edited event files to ensure major non-Syndicalist nations drift further torwards towards authoritarianism or absolute monarchy to give justification for war with them, or on the other side, for pro-monarchist [[AfterActionReport AARs]] to have edited event files where the Syndicalist nations make decisions that drift them further torwards towards totalism.



*** Despite being considered one of the more democratic Marxists in RealLife, Rosa Luxembourg was portrayed as a Totalist (totalitarian socialist) in Kaiserreich who could seize power upon Dzerzhinsky's death unitl shw was changed to a Radical Socialist, albeit one that can still find support from the secret police.

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*** Despite being considered one of the more democratic Marxists in RealLife, Rosa Luxembourg was portrayed as a Totalist (totalitarian socialist) in Kaiserreich who could seize power upon Dzerzhinsky's death unitl shw until she was changed to a Radical Socialist, albeit one that can still find support from the secret police.



** If the player decides to keep Russia politically right-wing (either by restoring the Russian Monarchy or having it as a Conservative/Market Liberal republic) and declares war on the Commune of France or Imperial Germany, an event will fire named "The Great Patriotic war against the Commune of France or Germany". (The Great Patriotic war was the Soviet name for the Eastern front of World War 2)

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** If the player decides to keep Russia politically right-wing (either by restoring the Russian Monarchy or having it as a Conservative/Market Liberal republic) and declares war on the Commune of France or Imperial Germany, an event will fire named "The Great Patriotic war War against the Commune of France or Germany". (The Great Patriotic war War was the Soviet name for the Eastern front of World War 2)



** The fact that GeorgeOrwell (known by his real name Eric Blair in this timeline and mod) can lead a Totalist Britain, even though he warned that Totalism's real life equivalent of Stalinism was a deviation and subversion of true socialism.

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** The fact that GeorgeOrwell George Orwell (known by his real name Eric Blair in this timeline and mod) can lead a Totalist Britain, even though he warned that Totalism's real life equivalent of Stalinism was a deviation and subversion of true socialism.



** Totalist factions led by Mosley, Mussolini and Valois can be described as [[CommieNazis Red Fascists]] with their emphasis on authoritarism, fervent nationalism and military, while differing from the real life Fascists and KR National Populists in their stances on the economic issues and more revolutionary rhetoric.

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** Totalist factions led by Mosley, Mussolini and Valois can be described as [[CommieNazis Red Fascists]] with their emphasis on authoritarism, authoritarianism, fervent nationalism and military, while differing from the real life Fascists and KR National Populists in their stances on the economic issues and more revolutionary rhetoric.



** The Entente is called "The Empire-in-Exile club" because of this. Britan, France and Italy had hostile revolutions that exiled their governments to their colonies, Britan is now based on Canada (Although it still posses a VestigialEmpire of Colonies), France on Algeria and the italian House of Savoia only controls the Kingdom of Sardinia.

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** The Entente is called "The Empire-in-Exile club" because of this. Britan, France and Italy had hostile revolutions that exiled their governments to their colonies, Britan is now based on Canada (Although it still posses a VestigialEmpire of Colonies), France on Algeria and the italian Italian House of Savoia only controls the Kingdom of Sardinia.



* RevolvingDoorRevolution: Often tied in with RightfulKingReturns below. For all the Revolutions that have occured in this timeline, it's possible for Russia, Brazil, Britain, France, and Mexico, to name a few, to end the game back under their original ruling dynasties

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* RevolvingDoorRevolution: Often tied in with RightfulKingReturns below. For all the Revolutions that have occured occurred in this timeline, it's possible for Russia, Brazil, Britain, France, and Mexico, to name a few, to end the game back under their original ruling dynasties



*** Joseph Goebbels ia a prominent movie critic who writes a favorable review on Leni Riefenstahl's movie about Hitler.

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*** Joseph Goebbels ia is a prominent movie critic who writes a favorable review on Leni Riefenstahl's movie about Hitler.



** This happened to Pu Yi in the backstory, with the help of German arms. The Shanqing can do this for Zhu Rongji, a distant descendant of the Ming dinasty (the previous, and last non-barbarian rulers of China). Both can unify the entirety of China.

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** This happened to Pu Yi in the backstory, with the help of German arms. The Shanqing can do this for Zhu Rongji, a distant descendant of the Ming dinasty dynasty (the previous, and last non-barbarian rulers of China). Both can unify the entirety of China.



** One of the focuses in the Long's America focus tree of AUS is named [[Literature/ItCantHappenHere It Can Happen Here]]. This is quite fitting, considereing that Berzelius Windrip, the dictator from the novel, was based on Huey Long.

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** One of the focuses in the Long's America focus tree of AUS is named [[Literature/ItCantHappenHere It Can Happen Here]]. This is quite fitting, considereing considering that Berzelius Windrip, the dictator from the novel, was based on Huey Long.



** One of the events for Yunarmiya for National Populist Russia has references to ther Russian Visual Novel VisualNovel/EverlastingSummer in it, including the name of the camp Sovyonok and a reference to the title of the novel itself.

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** One of the events for Yunarmiya for National Populist Russia has references to ther the Russian Visual Novel VisualNovel/EverlastingSummer in it, including the name of the camp Sovyonok and a reference to the title of the novel itself.



* {{Theocracy}}: The Papal State, naturally, with it's path decided by which Pope the cardinals elect to replace Pius XI. It can actually become a “constitutional theocracy” if a liberal or progressive Cardinal is elected, who then focuses on eccliasitical matters and leaves governance to a democratic legislature.

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* {{Theocracy}}: The Papal State, naturally, with it's path decided by which Pope the cardinals elect to replace Pius XI. It can actually become a “constitutional theocracy” if a liberal or progressive Cardinal is elected, who then focuses on eccliasitical ecclesiastical matters and leaves governance to a democratic legislature.



** After the German Intervention and the restoration of the Qing Dynasty, the remaining Chinese republicans and democrats have fled to the AOG controlled Southern China. They can establish the Second Republic of China either via rebellion against the AOG, foreign intervention, or a peaceful transition as part of the AOG's de-Germanization progrem.

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** After the German Intervention and the restoration of the Qing Dynasty, the remaining Chinese republicans and democrats have fled to the AOG controlled Southern China. They can establish the Second Republic of China either via rebellion against the AOG, foreign intervention, or a peaceful transition as part of the AOG's de-Germanization progrem.program.
5th May '18 12:39:20 PM FrozenCube420
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** There's one for each alliance: For the Entente, it's the Caribbean Federation, which has neither any real strategic importance nor a starting army (downplayed in that neither do they have any real ''threats'' unless the Combined Syndicates win the Second American Civil War or the American Union State does and aligns with Reichspakt). For Reichspakt, it's Flanders-Wallonia (German-puppeted Belgium), sitting as more or less a province away from the French and usually in the first line of fire.

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** There's one for each alliance: For the Entente, it's the Caribbean Federation, which has neither any real strategic importance nor a starting army (downplayed in that neither do they have any real ''threats'' unless the Combined Syndicates win the Second American Civil War or the American Union State does and aligns with Reichspakt). For Reichspakt, it's Flanders-Wallonia (German-puppeted Belgium), sitting as more or less a province away from the French and usually in the first line of fire.



* ChurchMilitant: The Shangqing Tianguo, the Papal State, and Afghanistan if extremist factions come to power, along with the Islamic Fundamentalist nation of Turkestan in Central Asia.

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* ChurchMilitant: The Shangqing Tianguo, the Papal State, States, and Afghanistan if extremist factions come to power, along with the Islamic Fundamentalist nation of Turkestan in Central Asia.



** The Second American Civil War is usually extremely one-sided. In whose direction it's one-sided varies by release version. In versions of [=KR4=] earlier than 0.5, the Combined Syndicates of America and American Union State crush the USA between them (sometimes the Pacific States also join in on squeezing the USA), and then the CSA uses its superior industry and international backing to roll over the AUS with relative ease. Afterwards, the winner will eventually get a wargoal on the smaller Pacific States and quickly crush them unless the PSA has joined a faction.

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** The Second American Civil War is usually extremely one-sided. In whose direction it's one-sided varies by release version. In versions of [=KR4=] earlier than 0.5, the Combined Syndicates of America and American Union State crush the USA between them (sometimes the Pacific States also join in on squeezing the USA), and then the CSA uses its superior industry and international backing to roll over the AUS with relative ease. Afterwards, the winner will eventually get a wargoal though focuses on the smaller Pacific States and quickly crush them unless the PSA has joined a faction.



** Additionally, if Douglas [=MacArthur=] declares himself dictator for life instead of restoring democracy after the Second American Civil War, the United States disintegrates into several small successor states when he dies to an assassin some time after 1/1/1936.

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** Additionally, if Douglas [=MacArthur=] declares himself dictator for life instead of restoring democracy after the Second American Civil War, the United States disintegrates into several small successor states when he dies to an assassin some time after 1/1/1936.the 2nd Civil War.



** For left-wingers, monarchism and even absolute monarchism as a political movement is much stronger and prevalent in the Kaiserreich world. Constitutional monarchs such as Kaiser Wilhelm II and King Edward VIII wield more political power than modern equivalents because Germany never reformed its political system and the British exiles rallied around the King as an alternative to the leftist revolution. It's also possible (and likely) that Nationalist France will re-establish an absolute monarchy for similar reasons. As well as Qing China, Japan, etc. etc.

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** For left-wingers, monarchism and even absolute monarchism as a political movement is much stronger and prevalent in the Kaiserreich world. Constitutional monarchs such as Kaiser Wilhelm II and King Edward VIII wield more political power than modern equivalents because Germany never reformed its political system and the British exiles rallied around the King as an alternative to the leftist revolution. It's also possible (and likely) that Nationalist France will re-establish an absolute monarchy for similar reasons. As well as Qing China, Japan, etc. etc.



** If you play your cards right or do it with friends, you can recreate a world similar to our timeline in WWII by having America's democratic government win its 2nd civil war (or even better: avoid it), oust the Syndicalists in Italy, France, Spain and UK, have the Soviets take over Russia and put Japan and Italy on National Populist policies and paths. However, the option of putting National Populists in charge of the German Empire, which would be necessary fo return to our status quo, was removed in later versions.

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** If you play your cards right or do it with friends, you can recreate a world similar to our timeline in WWII by having America's democratic government win its 2nd civil war (or even better: avoid it), oust the Syndicalists in Italy, France, Spain and UK, have the Soviets take over Russia and put Japan and Italy on National Populist policies and paths. However, the option of putting National Populists in charge of the German Empire, which would be necessary fo to return to our status quo, was removed in later versions.



* MexicoCalledTheyWantTexasBack: As Mexico, it's possible to take advantage of the crisis brought upon by the Second AmericanCivilWar and seize back the states of New Mexico, Arizona and Texas from the US, and possibly advance to conquer more of the DeepSouth with the right strategies.

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* MexicoCalledTheyWantTexasBack: As Mexico, it's possible to take advantage of the crisis brought upon by the Second AmericanCivilWar and seize back the states of New Mexico, Arizona Arizona, Texas, and Texas Southern California from the US, and possibly advance to conquer more of the DeepSouth with the right strategies.



* ThePurge: This happens if either the Totalist or Communist/Jacobin faction wins in France--they kill off or imprison all of their rivals within the other factions save for a few anarchists and moderate syndicalists.

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* ThePurge: ThePurge:
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This happens if either the Totalist or Communist/Jacobin faction wins in France--they kill off or imprison all of their rivals within the other factions save for a few anarchists and moderate syndicalists.syndicalists.
** If Savinkov takes control of Russia, he can start purging the socialists.



** Savinkov's Russian Ultranationalists can also count, especially if you put them on a quest to reclaim lost Russian land by allying with the Syndicalists against Germany only to betray them.

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** Savinkov's Russian Ultranationalists National Populists can also count, especially if you put them on a quest to reclaim lost Russian land by allying with the Syndicalists against Germany only to betray them.them later.



* LaResistance: Sometimes, in Alsace and Wallonia once war between Germany and France breaks out. Can really help the Commune if they exploit it well.

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* LaResistance: Sometimes, Sometimes can happen in Alsace and Wallonia once war between Germany and France breaks out. Can This can really help the Commune if they exploit it well.



** UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler died as a soldier in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI in this timeline. His memoirs during the war have been collected among others, and released as a book called [[HistoricalInJoke Mein Kampf]]. It even gets made into an epic war movie...[[AllohistoricalAllusion directed by Leni Riefenstahl]].

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** UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler died as a soldier in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI in this timeline. His memoirs during the war have been collected among others, and released as a book called [[HistoricalInJoke Mein Kampf]]. It even gets made into an epic war movie...movie, Unser Kampf [[AllohistoricalAllusion directed by Leni Riefenstahl]].



* SeriousBusiness: In IV, [[UsefulNotes/{{NHL}} The Stanley Cup]] is this for Canada, to the point that a Canadian team losing to an American team causes them to lose Political Power.

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* SeriousBusiness: In IV, [[UsefulNotes/{{NHL}} The Stanley Cup]] is this for Canada, to the point that a Canadian team losing to an American team causes them to lose some Political Power.



* VideogameCrueltyPotential: Almost more than actual ''VideoGame/HeartsOfIron''. Want to re-enserf the peasantry under a new Russian Empire or create a semi-Fascist state out of the ruins of Russia? Create a fully dictatorial Totalist or Corporatist regime in America or thrust it under the rule of a military Junta trampling on constitutional rights? Execute protesters and those who oppose your reign? Make the civil wars of our timeline ''[[FromBadToWorse even worse?]]'' [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And not allow women to vote?!]] Then come and play Kaiserreich!

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* VideogameCrueltyPotential: Almost more than actual ''VideoGame/HeartsOfIron''. Want to re-enserf the peasantry under a new Russian Empire or create a semi-Fascist fascist state out of the ruins of Russia? Create a fully dictatorial Totalist or Corporatist regime in America or thrust it under the rule of a military Junta trampling on constitutional rights? Execute protesters and those who oppose your reign? Make the civil wars of our timeline ''[[FromBadToWorse even worse?]]'' [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And not allow women to vote?!]] Then come and play Kaiserreich!



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: In ''Darkest Hour'', if Qing China manages to defeat the Shangqing Tianguo, the Germans might decide that Pu Yi is getting too ambitious, and back a coup to overthrow him.

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: After Mongolia and Tibet partition Xibei San Ma, Mongolia can stab Tibet in the back and invade them.
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In ''Darkest Hour'', older versions, if Qing China manages to defeat the Shangqing Tianguo, the Germans might decide that Pu Yi is getting too ambitious, and back a coup to overthrow him.
29th Apr '18 10:07:06 AM Terran117
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*** Despite being considered one of the more democratic Marxists in RealLife, Rosa Luxembourg is portrayed as a Totalist (totalitarian socialist) in Kaiserreich who could seize power upon Dzerzhinsky's death.

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*** Despite being considered one of the more democratic Marxists in RealLife, Rosa Luxembourg is was portrayed as a Totalist (totalitarian socialist) in Kaiserreich who could seize power upon Dzerzhinsky's death.death unitl shw was changed to a Radical Socialist, albeit one that can still find support from the secret police.



** The Integralists in Brazil as in RealLife.

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** The Integralists in Brazil as in RealLife. [https://i.imgur.com/QHsfpsE.jpg A new update to the focus tree however] reveals that the Integralists might now be the TokenGoodTeammate of the National Populists as they will take measures to END racism and enact a corporatist-populist, albeit anti syndicalist, economy. Unlike most scenarios involving a far right and far left, racial minorities in Brazil appear to prefer working with the Integralists.
26th Apr '18 6:52:24 AM LordLoko
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** The Entente is called "The Empire-in-Exile club" because of this. Britan, France and Italy had hostile revolutions that exiled their governments to their colonies, Britan is now based on Canada (Although it still posses a VestigialEmpire of Colonies), France on Algeria and the italian House of Savoia only controls the Kingdom of Sardinia.
25th Apr '18 3:02:48 PM Specialist290
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* {{Main/Kaiserreich}}: Well, duh.

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* {{Main/Kaiserreich}}: Well, duh.As the name may indicate, the triumphant German Empire remains a major player in world affairs.
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