Differences (Blood and Soil)

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This is a summary of the differences between our timeline and Blood and Soil on multiple different topics that may or may not be covered in other pages.

Technology

  • Aviation: With an earlier space race spearheaded by the Germans and Werner von Braun's extensive rocketry programs, supersonic and space flights are achieved earlier than in our timeline. The Germans achieve the first manned space mission in 1953, and land a man on the Moon by 1962. The United States would reach the Moon too by 1965, and would establish the first permanent settlement there. These settlements established by America and Germany would be largely scientific research driven, and there has yet to be a civilian settlement established.

Climate and Environment

  • Climate change: Climate change has been altered by the stronger presence of nuclear energy across the world, with projected global warming plateauing by this timeline's 2023. Compared to our timeline, carbon emissions begin to divert from OTL numbers around the late 1960s and early 1970s, when nuclear energy begins to takeoff on a large scale, with emissions beginning to drop by 2000.
  • Ozone layer: Despite climate change being a significantly reduced threat in this timeline, the tradeoff has been at the expense of the ozone layer. Due to nuclear accidents that were incurred during the development of nuclear energy in this timeline, the increased radiation on Earth's surface has caused more ozone depletion than in our timeline. A second ozone hole has emerged over the Arctic, but research has shown that the ozone layer has begun to heal as the radiation dissipates and the usage of CFCs continues to drop, with a projected healing by around 2100. Due to this, there are worse problems with hunger in Africa and South America due to famines triggered by excessive UV exposure, as well as increased cases of skin cancer across the world.

Politics

  • Germany: Obviously significant changes here. Adolf Hitler is seen by Germans in a similar light as Russians view Joseph Stalin in our timeline: a complex legacy. Most Germans agree that his rule was ruthless and excessive, but also view him as the "savior of Germany" as Germany became a superpower under his rule.
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  • Russia: The Russians have a much different view on the Soviet era than in our timeline. Whereas the Germans in this timeline view Hitler more favorably than our timeline, Russians view Stalin more negatively than in our timeline. More are aware of the Great Purges due to German propaganda used in the 1940s and 50s, and also due to the fact that despite a numerical advantage, the Red Army was unable to hold back the Wehrmacht. In the mind of many Russians, Stalin is the one responsible for Russia falling to the Germans as he purged the military of most of its competent commanders, only leaving lackeys like Kliment Voroshilov in charge. With the return of Russian rule to Moscow under the command of Soviet turned German-collaborator turned Russian rebel Andrey Vlasov, and his victory in the Second Russian Civil War, the new Russian state was reformed along German lines, becoming a fascistic state with a mixed economy.