As always with these things it was a dark and stormy night. it just wouldn't have been right to plot something like this on a jolly summer day as butterflies flew past. No.
Those gathered were the top men behind the great german industrial conglomerates. All the men who wanted to pick up where Hugo Stinnes left off, Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, the steel magnate, and Dr Bosch, head of I.G. Farben. Of course many from the Vorstand of IG were there. Bosch spoke up to the men who were gathered.
"Without the support of the IG and the rest of the German monopolies and cartels, Hitler could not have won his polical fight. And the just as he needed us, we needed him, his government has channeled new money into out cartels and trusts, made sure that we get the government contract. His eradication of the once growing threat of unionization was a godsend, but all is not well. I agree with Hitler that Germany has a place of greatness reserved for her in Europe, But Hitler plans to win military victories the same way as they have always been won. With military men and guns. This is all well since it will be we who will be selling the guns, the gas and the tanks (laughter) BUT! We must be able to consolidate the gains we make in times of war. For every soldier on the field there is one worker less in the factory and once consumer less on the market. Therefore I have deviced a plan. Of course we must have an army proper, otherways our friends in rheinmetal and seimens would be ruined (roar of laughter from the sad remains of what was once called the trust to end all trusts) but we will not try to defeat our enemies by outdying them. We will defeat them with our superior industry and our expensive WunderWaffen."
What was this? "WunderWaffen" had Carl lost it completely?
"With WunderWaffen I refer to weapons of high techology unknown to our enemies. Specifically those who require few men to handle, but many to produce. We have already contacted men in the military who will be of assistance to us in the development of these weapons. However this will take time, and our fuhrer is not a very patient man. Therefore we have the liberty of introducing Herr Hitler to Albert Hoffmans new discovery. It has turned out to make him quite docile. From now on he does what we tell him(gasp)"
Building wonderweapons isn't an easy task the first four years we're spent upgrading germanys industry, in february 1940 production of rocket sites began, tree were started with the goal of making 8 test sites. Nuclear technology was also pursued. When 1941 ended two nuclear reactors were
completed and a third was underway.
Of course some military expansionism on the fuhrers side was allowed for, the anschluss whent ahead as planned, and the treaty of munich was signed and broken all in good order (while the slovaks had to learn hungarian).
IG and Siemens decided that the rapallo treaty was all that was needed, so no agreement was signed with the soviets regarding poland and the baltic stats. When the showdown over Danzig closed in the fuhrer was given an extra strong dosage to keep him from doing anything stupid. Germany had backed down at the last minute.
When germany laid off poland the france allowed germany to annex luemburg on the 30th october 1940. Yugoslavia followed the same path on the 16 of july 41' and romania became a part of germany on the 26 january 1942'.
Germany had finally started building some troops, 100 divisions of mountaineering troops were to form the backbone of the new army. A handful of ultramodern tanks, but most importantly, 12 modern carriers, escorted by 12 cruisers and 12 destroyers. The first real WunderWaffen came rolling out of the factories in early 43'. The Turbojet Naval Bomber. The Turbojet CAS was also researched but not yet completed when germany attacked and annexed switzerland. Switzerland gave a good fight but was annexed on the 8th of may 1943. Lack of supervision gave Hitler an oportunity and in his pyjamas he declared war on poland on the 20th of june 43', this was ahead of the industrialists plans, but it would have to do. the surprise resulted in three divisions encircled and destoyed in eastern prussia. But apart from that poland was smacked without a fight in two weeks flat. Hungary had earlier been given Novi Sad and part of Romania, as a reward for entering an alliance with germany, but just sat and watched during the polish wars. In the case of any more east front fighting Hungarys military would be under german military control.
Germany before the war
With Poland down France seemed to be a pushover, since the franco-swiss border lacked fortifications. But on the 5th of august 43' disaster struck. The Soviets declared war.
The german focus on waiting and building WunderWaffens had left their military vulnerable. Especially since a considerable part of the army was still in France fighting the good fight.
The Soviet divisions outnumber the german 3 to 1. It looks kind of bleak on the eastern front if it wasn't for a small detail. On the 14th of january 1944. the 6th nuclear reactor will be done. This means that the first nuclear bomb will be available shortly after.
Will the WuWa triumph over the red hordes? Stay tuned!
ps. it's late, I'm tired, more screenies tomorrow.