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Blood and Soil

USA Presidents

33. Franklin D. Roosevelt (D) (1933-1945) 34. Thomas E. Dewey (R) (1945-1953) 35. Douglas MacArthur (R) (1953-1961) 36. Hubert Humphrey (D) (1961-1969) 37. Ronald Reagan (R) (1969-1977)

Equipment of the German Army

  • Stg 44 1943–1957 (built)

  • Stg 44M 1945–1957 (built)
  • Stg 57 1957–1977

  • Stg 77 1977–1990

File:SG 540 Manurhin.jpg

  • Stg 90 1990–present

  • Stg 103 2003–present

Carpe Diem

Integralist France

Francois de la Rocque – President-Prime Minister of France (1932–1943). Discharged from army in 1921, became increasingly involved in politics seeing poverty, street fighting, and instability. Became a member of Action Francais in 1922, noted for his speaking skills and military background. He found himself increasingly at odds with Charles Maurras due to his opposition to monarchism. After the Papal condemnation of AF in late 1926, de la Rocque established the Croix-de-Feu in January 1927, which eventually became the largest Rexist league in France. Despite their 1,000,000 membership, they placed forth in the 1928 parliamentary elections, failing to get enough seats to unseat the incumbent left-wing government. La Rocque deduced that this was because the CdF's name was associated with the party's blueshirts, and an almost-unanimous party conference vote renamed CdF to the French Integralist Party (Parti Intégraliste Français), hoping to galvanize Catholic voters. Two years later (with the help of Blueshirt intimidation), the PIF finished first with a plurality in Parliament and were able to form a coalition government with Action Francais and a handful of conservatives. Initially slated to become Prime Minister with his longtime rival, Charles Maurras, as Deputy, this changed when President Paul Doumer was assassinated shortly before the second round of elections. De la Rocque was elected as President of France and Maurras as Prime Minister, a move that displeased both de la Rocque and the PIF. The PIF-AF coalition, now called the National Front, began to break down in infighting as de la Rocque tried to increase his power as president and Maurras stalled the PIF's public works programs. For one year, power lay in the hands of Maurras while de la Rocque was merely a figurehead, but this would change in April 1933. The Paris Massacre took place between PIF blueshirts and leftist paramilitary groups, leaving nearly four hundred people dead in a single day and leaving much of the city in ruin and ablaze. The following day, President de la Rocque formally declared martial law across the entirety of France. Initially, Maurras was pleased with the declaration of martial law, believing that the military could solidify his control and restore the monarchy, with Maurras as the head of government. However, that same afternoon, the president announced that he was deputizing the Blueshirts as law enforcement for Paris "until the crisis concludes." Maurras became infuriated as the Blueshirts now wielded enough power to circumvent the national government. Despite the ongoing conflict within the government, the coalition evicted most leftist parties from Parliament a week following the Paris Massacre.

As de la Rocque became the apparent victor of the power struggle, the Blueshirts planned an assassination of Maurras to finally solidify the PIF's grip on France. On 23 April 1933, Maurras' car was rigged with explosives and detonated three minutes into Maurras' would-be commute, killing him and all other occupants. De la Rocque cited the incident as another act of "red terror" and further cracked down on political control, this time focusing on freedom of press and speech. The Acts of Emergency transformed the Third Republic into an autocratic state overnight. All remaining political parties outside of the National Front were banned as part of the Acts of Emergency, and soon Action Francais would be absorbed into the French Integralist Party.

Prime Ministers

Third Republic

  • Georges Clemeanceau (1917) (Independent Radicals)
  • Alexandre Millerand (1917-1918) (Independent)
  • Édouard Herriot (1918-1922) (PRRRS/Left Bloc)
  • Aristide Briand (1922-1923) (PRS/Left Bloc)
  • Édouard Herriot (1923-1925) (PRRRS/Left Bloc)
  • Aristide Briand (1925-1925) (PRS/Left Bloc)
  • Eduard Daladier (1925-1928) (PRRRS/Left Bloc)
  • Leon Blum (1928-1930) (SFIO/Socialist Front)
  • Edouard Herriot (1930-1930) (PRRRS/Socialist Front)
  • Maurice Thorez (1930-1931) (SFIO/Socialist Front)
  • Eduard Daladier (1931-1932) (PRRRS/Unity Movement)
  • Francois de la Rocque (1932-1943) (PIF/Național Front)

Social Republic

  • Francois de la Rocque (PIF/National Front) (1932-1943)
  • Pierre Taittinger (PIF) (1943-1943)

Interim Government

  • Erich von Manstein (as military governor) (Imperial German Army) (1943-1945)
  • Maxime Weygand (1943-1947) (Nonpartisan)

Orleans Restoration

  • Maxime Weygand (1947-1951) (FTP/Conservative Alliance)

Stalin's Suicide

  • Stalin's mental breakdown takes a darker turn as he isolates himself at his dacha. Driven by total despair about the Soviet Union, believing that defeat was inevitable, and that he had been warned many times to not weaken the military, Stalin's guilt overcomes him and he resolves to committing suicide rather than facing defeat. Either by accident (alcohol poisoning) or intentionally (gunshot), Stalin takes his own life between June 28 and July 1.
  • Now with Stalin dead, the Nazis sweeping across Ukraine and the Baltics, a war government forms, led by the leading Soviet officials that had not been purged by Stalin. This will include Beria, Molotov, Kaganovich, pretty much everyone from Stalin's first government and some newcomers. Nominally, Molotov is the head of state despite the official policy of collective leadership.
  • Obviously Soviets will not say Stalin killed himself, but you can only hide the fact someone is dead for so long, especially someone like Joseph Stalin. Within a week or two, a formal announcement would be made, delayed for planning how to keep both the Soviet Union defended against Germany, how to plan the state funeral, and to not cause a total collapse of morale. Unfortunately, the last goal fell through, as civilians wandered the streets of Moscow with sunken faces and hopelessness now that Germany is destroying Soviet defenses AND their leader is dead, as well as no successor to rally behind. Molotov, as stated earlier, is nominally leader, but barely known by the people.
  • Adding more battles here, but Moscow does fall to the Germans by October, then the war enters a stalemate. With Stalin gone, Hitler no longer obsesses over Stalingrad.

Gersdorff Bombing

  • Hitler continues his tour with Colonel Gersdorff, finding the experience motivating in the wake of Stalingrad. Unbeknownst to Hitler and his entourage, Gersdorff strapped himself with timed explosives and takes out him and the high command. Heinrich Himmler, Hermann Goering, and Wilhelm Keitel, are all killed in the blast. Karl Doenitz survives within an inch of his life and losing his left eye, standing behind Hermann Goering right as the bomb detonated.
    • March 21 – Hitler and high command killed in suicide bombing. Friedrich Fromm, commander of the German Replacement Army, orders the lockdown of Berlin, unaware of what actually happened. General Alfred Jodl, acting Commander of the Armed Forces, is placed under arrest on orders of General Henning von Tresckow, who then declares himself commander. Berlin stays in total lockdown until 9:00 PM with no communications or transportation in and out of the city. The lockdown order is lifted after recently-retired-then-unretired General Franz Halder is instated as President of Germany. That evening, Halder gives his first radio address as Reichsprasident, announcing the death of Adolf Hitler, declaring a period of mourning, and most notably, says that Hitler was assassinated by an ambiguous SS and Nazi Party shadow government.
    • March 22 – Halder begins organizing the new government in charge as various members of the NSDAP and Waffen-SS are arrested. Joseph Goebbels, the biggest threat to Halder, commits suicide to avoid arrest. Arthur Nebe, head of Interpol, is appointed Reichsfuhrer-SS as part of the anti-Hitler faction's deal to lockdown Berlin with his help. Halder calls for an emergency session of the Reichstag in 24 hours. Carl Goerdeler is officially appointed Chancellor, Konrad Adenauer appointed Reichstag President, and [tbd] as Deputy Chancellor.
    • March 23 – Reichstag convenes in Berlin at Halder's command. In his first address to the Reichstag, Halder speaks extensively about the "war against Bolshevism," omitting the "Judeo" prefix for Bolshevism used by many in the party, and the need for a total victory over Stalin. He announces a ban on political parties and urges all Germans to rally against the Soviets, and declares the formation of the "Fatherland Front." In an about face, Halder speaks on a "peaceful and diplomatic resolution" to the western front, signaling to London and Washington that Germany was ready to seek peace.
    • March 24 – The first replacement flag of Germany is announced, replacing the swastika with an iron cross. Rather than go to the imperial tricolor flag, the Fatherland Front tries to maintain a balance between national socialists and anti-Hitlerists in their coalition. Delegates from Germany and Britain quietly meet in Stockholm to discuss peace. Bombing raids over Britain stop and convoy raids are canceled as a signal of good will to the western allies.
  • April 15 – Under secret pressure from Berlin, King Victor Emmanuel III orders the arrest of Benito Mussolini.
    • May 1 – Halder announces that a ceasefire has been reached with the west. In exchange, Germany unilaterally withdrew from France, Belgium (sans Eupen-Malmady), the Netherlands, Poland, and Czechoslovakia (sans Sudetenland). An anti-communist and pro-German government is instated in Warsaw to continue the war against the Soviets. Stalin breaks down in a fit of rage cursing Churchill and Roosevelt for negotiating peace with Germany.
    • May 2 – The truce is formally signed in Zurich with delegates from the three powers. All forces posted in the west are reassigned to the eastern front.

The Iron Reich

  • POD: Just three days after winning a plurality in the presidential election, President Hindenburg complains to his staff about chest pains. His staff urges him to go to the hospital, however Hindenburg refuses and believes he is simply having springtime allergies. Within twenty minutes, Hindenburg collapses and is rushed to the hospital. He is pronounced dead within hours having died of a heart attack. Chancellor Heinrich Brüning assumes the office of president.
  • March 1932: As a result from Hindenburg's death, Brüning enters the presidential race as Zentrum's candidate. Initial polls indicate lackluster support for the new president and his unpopularity high. Zentrum reluctantly nominates him, whereas the Social Democrats announced their own candidacy in Prussian Minister-President Otto Braun. Braun receives a cross-endorsement from the German Democratic Party. Polls put Hitler, Braun, and Brüning in a three-way race.
  • 1 April 1932: The DNVP affirms its support of Hitler, opting not to run their own candidate. Braun and Brüning agree not to campaign against each other, instead focusing on Hitler.
  • 10 April 1932: Adolf Hitler wins is successfully elected President of Germany with 37% of the popular vote. President Brüning finishes in second place with 30% of the vote, Braun with 25%, Communist Ernst Thalmann taking 5%, and Theodor Duesterberg taking 3%.
  • 10 May 1932: Adolf Hitler takes office and continues Hindenburg's autocratic method of "25/48/53" governing. Hermann Göring is appointed by Hitler to serve as Chancellor and Alfred Hugenberg as Vice Chancellor.

1932

1932 German presidential election

← 1938 13 March 1932 (first round)
10 April 1932 (second round)
TBD →

  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Leader Adolf Hitler Otto Braun Heinrich Brüning
Party NSDAPDNVP SPDDDP Zentrum
Popular vote 19,342,641
Percentage 36.9%

 
Leader Kurt Schumacher

Chancellor before election

Heinrich Brüning
Zentrum

Elected Chancellor

Adolf Hitler
NSDAP

Berlin-Moscow Axis

Conworlds Ideas

Empire of California

  • 1832 – Joseph Bonaparte opts to move to westward, curious to life in the sparsely populated Alta California.

Republic of Texas

Dixie's Land

Timeline where there is a prolonged civil war caused by British naval intervention and Lincoln's assassination as President-elect.