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History of this mod:
Months ago, there was a thread asking if a WWI-never-happened-mod: this idea was never completed, and probably no work had been done on it, and i was disapointed.
I have decided to bring back that idea in the modding forum. More than that, i have already made an important part of the work this mod would need. But first a few features.
This mod will give you the possibility to play as Imperial Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russian Empire, Ottoman Empire, etc in 1936, with the main idea than WWI never happened. The turning point? Here again Serbia is in the scenario- the Habsburg friendly Alexander I of Serbia was never assasinated, thus empeaching the more radical Peter I to rise to power, preventing terrorist movements to gain power, and by a domino effect, the assasination of Franz-Ferdinand, the Great War, and all the following crisis and events.
You may wonder: 'What is the point of playing with the 1914 borders? There is already a WWI mod for HoI2.'
This mod will offer you something different. It will be a mix of the (excellent) 1914 mod, and the original 1936 campain. Alliances won't be the same cliché France-Britain-Russia against Germany & Co. But i won't tell you much now, I don't want to spoil your fun.
Version 0.61 Download:
Quick Installation Guide:
Make a copy of HoI2DD (or Arma, because its Armageddon Compatible), and put the files in this copy. Just overwrite everything it wants to overwrite, but remember to make this over a copy of the vanilla game.
AARs made with/inspirated by this mod:
Looking on the war than never was (UK) - By Gigalocus
The War Path (Catalonia) - By Kurt Steiner
Le Troisičme Empire (France) - By Kiarg (in French)
Wow. This is absolutly unoriginal. The reason is than no major wars occured in Europe since 1871. The old continent is dominating the world even more than in 1914, and its economy is still head of America's one, as no Great War or economical crisis occured. But the massive industrial build-up of Europe came at a cost, and the colonial empires are dependent of their colonies regarding resources.
You may notice that small Poland than was not in 1914- it is the fruit of serious revolts and international interventions regarding that region, and the fact than this small Polish state, dominated by Russia, have territorial claims against Germany and Austria is a fact than may threaten the stability of the region.
Some European governement, in 1936:
Yay, Germany! Whatever is the mod, you can't escape it: playing as Germany is a must. The old Kaiser is still powerfull, but the democratisation of the once authoritarian regime is the first sign of the decline of the old Prussian military aristocracy.
Note than any of those cabinents are perfecly finished, ministers will change of ministry, apear, disapear.
Russia! Here too, there is an old monarch on the throne. Nicholas II is still alive, and kicking. Even if he allowed the formation of a weak Duma, he is still the most powerfull man of his country. He may show signs of senility a few years after the begining of the game, and a succesor will have to be choosen.
No Mussolini for Italy. The conservative monarchy stayed away from any kind of totalitarism, and the young kingdom's small embitions are good for its diplomacy: any paths are possible for Italy.
Austria Hungary is in an overall better shape than in 1914. Even if he survived his assasination (than never happened) at Sarajevo, he did not survived that horrible pneumonia he caught in the Alps in February 1926. As he didnt had any son, the double throne was granted to his cousin Charles. The Augleisch renegotiations of 1927 turned better than epxected: the monarchy was reorganized on a more federalist organisation, and the regions granted a very acceptable level of autonomy. 1936 rises on a stable Central Europe.
Elsewhere in the world, Britain is still a powerfull empire- its dominions are less free than in our timeline. France is more rich, and will probably seek to take her revenge against a maybe too self-confident Germany. America never beneficied the post-war economical boost, and was almost the only country hitten by the 1929 economical crisis (than was far less serious). The result are a greater isolationism, the end of bipartism at the benefit of smaller parties and a less dominating economy.
Portugal and Spain are sill conservative monarchies.
I hope there is an interest in this project, if not, too bad i will finish it anyway as it is already advenced.
What is done:
-Scenario, even if it will require some finishing touchs
-Governement for most of majors, will also need more details
-2 new countries: an Austria-Hungary using the U02 tag, a combination of Austrian, Hungarian, Czechs and various other nationalities ministers, leader and tech teams. Also a 'Congress Poland' covering the 'Russian' part of Poland (the nation shown on the Europe map)
-Flags and skins for most of countries
-SKIF style icons for Austria-Hungary and Imperial Russia! It will be an optional download, but fun for the SKIF users out there.
-Two new musics than may vary the coundtrack and bring a different athmosphere to the game.