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RE: The Great War: Legacy, Remembrance, & Associated Fiction
I'll admit, having played through the BF1 campaign mode "War Stories", this game does the war some measure of justice in single-player. The best "war story" in the game currently IMO is the "Friends in High Places". The ending is very true to life. Was hoping to see more from the Harlem Hellfighters sequences beyond just an intro, overarching narration, and ending, but I guess that is how it goes
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RE: The Great War: Legacy, Remembrance, & Associated Fiction
One of the great, and amazingly under-explored what-if's of history is what would the world be like had the Germans won the First World War.

Of course, that wholly depends on when the "point-of-divergence" occurs with our own timeline.
Still, even if the point is as late as the German's Spring Offensive in 1918, it's pretty hard to imagine the following still occuring.

- Russian Civil War
* A victorious Germany wouldn't tolerate a Bolshevik regime after victory on their new, longer, and more volatile border with them. Germans would arm and support the White Forces directly and with more vigor than the "international intervention" the Allies tried in 1919.
* No USSR of course means no Stalin, no Great Purge.
* No Stalin also means Mao and the Kims don't have the support to turn China and N. Korea red later.

- No WWII
* At least not how it happened in our timeline.
* Britain, uninvaded, would refocus on keeping her colonies in line.
* France, already weaker than Germany before the war started, is too weak to pose any threat after defeat. A French "Hitler" doesn't have the resources for revenge the real Hitler had.
* No Hitler equals no Holocaust. Anti-Semitism in Germany remains low-level prejudices.
* No Jewish flight from the Continent means Germany would probably get the atom bomb before the US. Also means that the Zionist movement has no strong push to restore Isreal.
* Still a possibility of a Pacific War with Expansionist Japan, but the aspects of a continuing Anglo-Japanese Alliance has to be considered as well.

- Long term:
* The wedding of Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia to Princess Sophie of Isenburg might have outdrawn William and Kate's wedding for TV viewership. LOL.
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An interesting scenario. Have to wonder what an undefeated Ottoman Empire would have meant for the Middle East as well
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(01-11-2017 07:48 PM)CameramanJ Wrote:  An interesting scenario. Have to wonder what an undefeated Ottoman Empire would have meant for the Middle East as well

Honestly I think the Ottoman Empire collapses whether the Central Powers win or lose. They weren't called The Sick Man of Europe for nothing. Now when and how that happens is intriguing. I think victory might buy them a few more years.
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(01-11-2017 10:09 PM)49RFootballNow Wrote:  
(01-11-2017 07:48 PM)CameramanJ Wrote:  An interesting scenario. Have to wonder what an undefeated Ottoman Empire would have meant for the Middle East as well

Honestly I think the Ottoman Empire collapses whether the Central Powers win or lose. They weren't called The Sick Man of Europe for nothing. Now when and how that happens is intriguing. I think victory might buy them a few more years.

If/when the Ottomans collapsed anyway, maybe borders would have been drawn differently. Might have been slightly better off, but then again could have turned out much worse if they devolved into a handful of squabbling countries fighting for the power vacuum
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