Governatorato del Levante
The Italian colonial governorate in the Levant, encompassing Palestine, Jordan, and the Sinai Peninsula.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: It is possible for both the Israelis and Palestinians to peacefully get their own states in the Levant, but it requires both sides successfully negotiating with the Italians- which will certainly involve plenty of tough compromises- and dealing with the radicals of their respective nations.
- Elite Army: The armed forces of the Italian Levant are composed of the finest veterans of the Italian sphere, who are accustomed to fighting in the Middle East thanks to the constant rebellions launched by both Zionists and Arab nationalists.
- In Spite of a Nail: In spite of the Nazi victory, Zionism and Arab-Israeli conflicts are still happening in the Levant. As Italy took in a lot of Jews during the German-Italian split, Zionism still exists in TNO, and Italian colonial government struggles to manage the Jews and the Arabs in Levant, who are at each other's throats, just as in real life.
- Mêlée à Trois: The political battlefield of Italian Palestine is divided between the Jews, Arabs, and the Italians. There are numerous paramilitaries of various ideologies, both Jewish and Arab. The most prominent moderate groups are the Jewish Haganah and Palestinian Fatah, both of whom are more willing to negotiate with the Italians; they don't get along with each other well, however. There are also more radical groups; they are the revisionist Zionist Irgun and predominately leftist Arab Nationalist Movement. They see negotiation with the Italians as pointless, and mostly try to gain independence through violence and terrorism. Needless to say, they aren't very fond of each other, either.
Italy's corpus separatum in the holy city of Jerusalem, created following the Jerusalem Conference that partitioned the Governorate.
Umberto La Rocca
- Allohistorical Allusion: There was a 14 July Revolution in Iraq in real life; the revolution in real life overthrew the pro-western Hashemite monarchy, while the revolution in-game overthrew the pro-Axis Golden Square Party.
- The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized: Iraq was originally ruled by the authoritarian pro-Axis Golden Square Party, but a revolution broke out on July 14th, 1958, toppling the GSP. However, the revolution soon collapsed into anarchy, as the rebels of all different kinds of ideologies turned on each other. It took Qasim launching a coup and creating his own government to put things back on track again.
- Revolving Door Revolution: The pro-Axis Golden Square Party, in real life and in TNO, took power by ousting the pro-British monarchy. In TNO, they were later overthrown in the 14 July Revolution, putting Qasim's authoritarian democracy in charge. It is heavily implied that the political instability in Iraq will result in Qasim getting ousted himself, and replaced with the Islamists or the Ba'athists (the latter of which happened in real life).
Abd Al-Karim Qasim
- Realpolitik: Qasim is both a leader of the July 14th revolution, and a man with close ties with the Italians. He negotiated a deal with Italy to maintain Iraq's independence while allowing Italian influence, all so he can calm the country down and modernize it without the Italians straight up taking it over.
Governatorato del Golfo
The Italian governorate in the Persian gulf, encompassing Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and the Trucial States.
- Retcon: In the diary dedicated to the Italian colonies, Mattei was initially portrayed as an Evil Colonialist governor of Italian East Africa (which was a very liberal interpretation of the real Mattei). As development went on, Mattei instead became a potential governor of the Italian Gulf after an Italian victory in the Italo-Turkish war, ruling his domain in a far more reasonable manner.