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  • Actually managing to fully reform Germany through the Gang of Four. You fight off the hardliners, Schörner and even Speer's own ambitions to preserve Fascism in one form or another. Your reward? A Germany that has successfully sidelined both Speer and the NSDAP, and well on its way to embracing some form of democracy once Speer dies, and hopefully Nazism with him.
    • Speer's intentions to reinvigorate National Socialism into lasting with his reforms are snuffed with the Gang of Four making the unrepentant Nazi their puppet. Speer can only yell at them in frustration, and Schmidt eventually implies he's called Speer nothing more than a figurehead to his face.
  • Willy Brandt's Slave Revolt is a triumphant resistance against Nazi tyranny, and their super-event is accompanied by a chorus of Einheitsfrontlied, showing the absolute solidarity across nations, languages, and even ideologies, all in the name of liberating Eastern Europe and returning it to the people.
  • Villainous example. The final confrontation between Heydrich and Himmler upon the former's victory in the Second German Civil War. Despite Heydrich being one of the worst Nazis in both our world and TNO's, seeing Himmler break down in front of Heydrich and Heydrich's response before killing him was very satisfying.
    Himmler: Reinhard. Reinhard, what have you done? Th-th-this betrayal is the end of us, o-our undoing! The god of Zion w-w-will rule f-f-f-forever! Your wife, your d-daugthers, will be whores! Breeding sows for—
    (Heydrich sucker-punches Himmler square in the face)
    Heydrich: (barely keeping his rage in check) What for? You brought to this point, Henrich. You made the Reich what it is. You halted our mission. We had the world in our grasp, and you stole it away!
    Himmler: It was your fault! You... If you'd just followed orders! But you wouldn't, would you? White Moses! They were right to call you that! A Jew in human skin, that was all you ever were. The arch-inflitrator, Zion's youngest elder, the Cain of an entire civilization!
    Heydrich: No, Himmler. You betrayed our vision. You betrayed Hitler and our people. I've corrected the order of things, and now it will be as it always should have.
    Himmler: I only ever did what I had to do!
    Heydrich: (as he unholsters his sidearm and takes off the safety) As did I.
  • The Fall Schwarz event, where Goring invades Burgundy, is appropriately scored with a hectic violin section from "Devil's Trill Sonata", symbolizing the frenzied fighting between Goring's world-conquering Reich, and Himmler's nuclear extinctionist SS. As of Toolbox Theory, should Burgundy collapse, Bormann and Speer can get in on the action, too.

  • Reuniting Russia as Valery Sablin and sticking true to your ideals. It's a long and uphill battle, but if you've mostly kept true to your ideals, you will have created one of the most wholesome and hopeful incarnations of the Soviet Union to appear in this mod.
  • Should you choose to play as Rurik II, he can deliver an absolutely SCATHING "Reason You Suck" Speech in a letter to the Führer of Germany, in which he lambasts the supposed "Master Race" as a horde of uncivilized barbarians, says the Reich's Cult of Personality is simply desiring validation for their insecurities, claims that their attempts of scapegoating Jews and other "subhumans" will inevitably fail when the people realize their real enemy is "the ugly man whose face is plastered all over their walls", and that the reason their terror bombing of Russia is born out of fear that a resurgent Russia would wipe their Reich from the face of the Earth.
    • Kemerovo generally is sheer awesome. It's a monarchy under a former Soviet Colonel who believes he is the reincarnation of a Viking prince who united Russia in medieval times (or put another way, it's like if Emperor Norton I of the United States actually was a king with his own country rather than simply a well-liked eccentric celebrity). The guiding ideology of Rurik II's government is a bizarre syncretic fusion of Soviet progressivism and feudal monarchism with Muscovite and Kievan aesthetics, and despite Rurik's insanity, he rules the kingdom pragmatically and listens to his advisors. The end result should they unite Russia is a country where the public go around dressed like it's a Renaissance fair, but the government runs quite smoothly, workers have rights and their workplace union has royal backing, the military is competent and well-equipped, and the R&D division produces weapons systems, computers and radar on par with the three superpowers.
      • One player managed to unify the Kingdom of Rus with some deft (and lucky) political maneuvering by swiping Karelia, Kazakhstan and Amur, garnering a veritable rogue's gallery of Four Star Badasses from Zhukov to Batov to the Red Napoleon from other unifiers, keeping the Siberian Plan intact, and having more factories than Germany and the United States, to form one of the strongest possible unified Russias in TNO (barring cheats). Germany is in for a very bad time indeed.
    • Later events hint that Krylov was actually sane all along, and "Rurik II" was just an act he put on to give the Russian people something to believe in besides day-to-day survival. And if his son takes over, the Kingdom takes steps towards becoming a British-style constitutional monarchy with actual democracy.
  • Russian reunification in itself. In a decade, a Russian warlord clique which rules over a small region of Russia unites Russia under its banner through using both diplomacy and force to create a new Russia under its leadership and banner. Doubly so if the unifier is one of the more morally upright factions: Russia is not only free from the horrors of the warlord era, but is about to experience a new age of freedom and prosperity.
    • Most music for superevents announcing Russian reunification is appropriately upbeat and awesome, denoting the dawn of a new era. Special mention goes however to the People's Revolutionary Council as the part of V Put used for the superevent translates to this, symbolizing how they had risen from a small group of Red Army remnants in Mongolia and Tuva to the unifiers of all of Russia and how they will soon reclaim their lands:
    "Let our foes remember this:
    We are not threatening, but merely saying.
    Together we crossed half the world.
    If necessary, we will do it again."
  • Being the Sociopathic Soldier he is, most of the death events for Oskar Dirlewanger are a mix of this with the occasional Black Comedy sprinkled on top of it.
    • In one of them, Dirlewanger murders a dog whose owner was a former NKVD agent. His response? Going on a rampage, killing all of Dirlewangers men before putting two bullets in his head, with the event ending with what is presumably Dirlewanger's last words: IT WAS JUST A FUCKING DOG!
    • Another one sees Dirlewanger challenged to a duel by a mysterious figure from the wastes known only as the "Ural Ranger," who somehow made his way past the guards and other forces to meet the monster in the war camp. Dirlewanger laughs and accepts, believing that it'll just be another tally to his list of kills. Once they draw at around 11:20, with impeccable aim and the swift draw of his pistol, the ranger nails the dastard, to the disbelief of everyone around them. As the bandits get thrown into chaos and the Ranger makes his way back to the wastes, many can only ponder, "Where did that ranger even hide the Makarov? His hip?"
  • While most of the text accompanying the defeats of Russian warlords are appropriately downbeat, the one for the Aryan Brotherhood reads "There remains some justice in the Russian Anarchy"— an appropriate send-off to one of the most evil warlord factions in Russia, and one of the worst paths it can go down. It's even better if you're the one who defeated the AB.
  • The superevent for Goering's invasion of Russia features Sacred War playing in the background, illustrating how the Russian people, regardless of political ideology, will fight to the bitter end as the Germans invade their country once more.
  • The final battle between Sergey Taboritsky and Alexander Men (The Father) is this, should Men come out on top of course. Both of them were heavily teased warlords and secret paths, and their reveals showed them to be the complete opposites in terms of demeanor, with Taboritsky leading an Ax-Crazy Imperial Cult in one of Russia's worst paths while Men leads a tolerant and borderline anarchist state based on Christian love and egalitarianism in one of Russia's best paths. Thus, the final battle between Taboritsky and Men effectively turns into a battle not just for Russia's reunification, but Russia's soul as well, as what are effectively the worst and best interpretations of Christianity clash. The two also have a special event, where Men fittingly calling Taboritsky The Antichrist before he rallies his forces to wipe out this abomination for good.
  • The entire journey of Steve, an American tourist who decided to trek across the war-torn lands of Russia, from Kamchatka to the WRRF, alongside a local sniper called Zoya whom he hired as his bodyguard. In their journey, they cross the territories of most of the Russian Warlords, collecting numerous friends and trinkets along the way, and coming incredibly close to death many times traveling through Amur, Irkutsk, Tyumen, Yugra, the Aryan Brotherhood, among other horrible places. Should Steve make his journey intact however, he will then write a book about his experiences traveling Russia, titled "Across the Tundra", that quickly becomes a best seller. Talk about crazy adventures.
  • On a similar note, Alexander the modern Bogatyr, a former German soldier marooned in Vyatka after the end of the West Russian War, goes on a journey across Russia, lending his fighting skills to helpless and mistreated people across the shattered land, looking for redemption. In the end, he finds it in a snowy church in Omolon, before the Divine Mandate even arises, where Alexander Men promises him that his sincere regret is proof before God that his sins are forgiven, and he ultimately returns home to Vyatka, and the arms of the Russian woman he left behind there.
  • Mitchell WerBell III and his band of mercenaries could potentially take over Magadan, using it as a springboard for uniting the former USSR under an ideology that could be best described as a democratic Outer Heaven, where soldiers are always needed. Not only do they have the means to pull this off, but they can actually succeed.
  • Should Sergey Taboritsky's Western Russian Regency and Yazov's West Siberian Provisional Authority come into conflict, Yazov unsurprisingly declares the Mad Regent an enemy almost instantly and rallies the soldiers of the Black League to defeat the scourge of western Russia to put a stop to his horror.
    "Comrade soldiers, steel yourselves for this task as you uproot and exterminate this evil and end the grotesque excuse of a human being who leads it. Go forth, and save holy Russia! Our cause is just. The enemy will be destroyed. Victory will be ours!"
    Who, if not us?
  • Despite the fact that it is currently only possible in the "sandbox mod" debug, and lorewise, Russia is never being able to unify for decades (if not centuries) as a result of its collapse in that route, playing as one of the sane post-Taboritsky Warlords in sandbox mode can be rather rewarding. You not only finish off the remnants of the Holy Russian Empire seeking to purify Russia a second time, but also take down unsavory figures, from HRE breakaways not beholden to their ideology like Nikolai Talberg and Ivan Melkikh, to the Redeemed Black League, the Kazakh Purification League and the Brotherhood of Cain. Additionally, winning as them means that you have managed to restore Russia like a phoenix from the ashes, perhaps signifying to the world that Russia's existence as a nation is far from over and that there may yet be hope.
    • Not to mention how awesome some of these factions are. After the brutal regime did everything to silence its opposition, the remnants are still composed of various ideologies that Taboritsky loathed. Boris I seeks to finish what Rurik started in Kemorovo as The Good King, Yevgeniya Taratuta champions for Mother Anarchy, Alexander Zinoviev has ensured that Tomsk's Salons and benevolence have remained, and Nikolai Kardashev genuinely pursues scientific advancement after the less savory "ultravisionary" and plain Mad Scientists were purged.
    • Nowa Polska has a successor in the form of Autonomous Soviet Liberation Army. Nothing will stop Poland, it seems.
    • The most notable warlord has to be Michał Goleniewski, a former NKVD agent from Poland, as he makes like Rurik II and proclaims himself to be a royal to establish benevolent rule over Russia. And not just any monarch—he boasts to be Alexei II himself. If the vestiges of the HRE paint Taboritsky's regime and beliefs as a massive cult, then Goleniewski should be the ultimate Blasphemous Boast in their eyes. The Mad Regent must be spinning in his grave.
  • The Anti-Communist Volunteer Guard in Onega may at first seem merely a puppet state acting as a buffer for Finland, which most of the time exists to simply be overrun by whoever unites West Russia... but they do have both a scenario and a focus tree for if they manage to win against the unifier, and one that proves the Guard leadership actually meant their promises of eventual democratisation, leaving West Russia mostly democratic and united into an alliance, if still divided into multiple states. Not the best outcome for West Russia, but considerably better than some of the others considering potential opponents for Onega in the war include states like Oktan's Samara, Taboritsky's Ust-Sysolsk and the Aryan Brotherhood.

  • Putting a man on Mars with John Glenn as President. Take that, Nazis!
  • While it's extremely difficult to pull off, the OFN can both win out in the South Africa War and successfully decolonize and rebuild the continent, gaining a ton of resources and making the popularity of the incumbent president's party skyrocket. By then, the US will have truly earned its national spirit's title of "The Last Bastion of Freedom".
    • On a smaller scale, the Pacific Treaty with Japan, where, if the player makes the right choices, not only can the United States recover the West Coast ports taken at the end of World War II, they can also ensure Japan leaves Hawaii, finally achieving Eisenhower's hope of bringing the 50th State back to America. This not only boosts the governing party's popularity, but boosts national unity and brings the American people out of the generalized despair caused by Kennedy's murder.
  • Related to the note about Fall Rot's superevent, the Fall Rockwell event, in which Goering invades the United States, utilizes Battle Hymn of the Republic to symbolize the will of the American populace to resist tyranny, even at the cost of nuclear war.
  • Bormann can choose to try to diplomatically realign the Reich with America against Japan and the Co-Prosperity Sphere, capped off with a state visit. What happens next depends heavily on who the sitting president is, and whether or not they accept his offer. While Wallace and Thurmond are left deeply uncomfortable by Bormann's praise for their racial policies, and Bennett, fitting his low-drama attitude, just tries to move things along politely, every other possible president gets at least one good lick in when meeting Bormann in the White House.
  • Talking about LeMay, if he becomes President (after Wallace's impeachment) he immediately signs the Civil Rights Act into law, not caring about how it is political suicide.
  • One of LBJ's event chains (provided you are sufficiently strong in resolve for Civil Rights and other Great Society policies) is the mobilization of the African American community as a new political force in America. It takes some effort, but it's possible with their support to flip Southern states away from the Segregationists (including voting out Strom Thurmond in 1966!) and make them a potent voice to be heard. It's a really cool feeling to see the previously marginalized community rally in the 1960s and fight back against discrimination

  • Any of the harder paths, if successfully pulled off, is this, even if these paths are dark paths like Long Yun driving out Japan, Heydrich winning the German-Burgundian War, or Omsk reuniting Russia.
  • Even in the post-apocalyptic events, it's revealed that a group of soldiers and other survivors from Nowa Polska on a quixotic journey back to their lost homeland meet up, to their shock and pleasant surprise, with a group of Poles. Not only is this a long-awaited reunion of a broken people, but there's the implication that not even nuclear Armageddon could destroy the idea of Poland.
  • Winning the Battle for Italy can be this for either the OFN or CPS. In a single stroke the respective alliance has gained a powerful ally in Europe, control over the Suez canal, and dominance over the Mediterranean. This will undoubtedly give a large advantage in handling the Oil Crisis.
  • Iberia isn't doomed to fall into civil war or totalitarian malaise. With the right choices and some luck, it's possible to not only save the union but reform it into a functional democratic federation. The Iberians could even complete the infamous Gibraltar Dam while at it, in the process succeeding where the Nazis have failed.
  • The least likely help for South Africa against the Nazi hordes arrives from the North in the form of a hundred Russian volunteers. All hail from warlord states of various ideologies and alignments - communist WRRF soldiers and a follower of Rurik II among them, whose overall leader is heavily implied to be an Onegan anticommunist - but have come together to fight for a nation most decidedly not their own, determined to ensure that it does not meet the same fate as the Russian motherland.
  • During the planning stage of Fall Rockwell, Goring will attempt to ally with Cuba and Haiti by sending the leaders of both nations a letter which gives them praise and offering them to join the Einheitspakt. Both Fidel Castro and François Duvalier reply with a heavy dose of "you suck", with Castro calling Goring's fascism "infinitely worse than any American brand of capitalism" and Duvalier pointing out Goring's hypocrisy in criticizing French imperialism while also holding dominion over half the globe.
  • Successfully reforming Japan and the Co-Prosperity Sphere as Takagi is very similar to the Speer route for Germany, except he genuinely means it. Rising from a power struggle as the least likely candidate for Prime Minister, he will begin a path to democracy and institute more liberal policies to make their anti-colonial rhetoric true.
  • Absolutely brutal though it is, the torture and mutilation of real-life Karma Houdini Josef Mengele at the hands of Idi Amin can be seen as a ruthless dose of dystopian justice in an otherwise utterly unjust world.
  • In Unfinished Business, Free France can begin the liberation of their homeland. After twenty years of exile, De Gaulle and his men will finally be coming home.