After the recent liberations the American campaign continued apace. In Europe, The Germans were trying desperately to hold onto Poland and East Prussia, but it did not look like they would be able to hold them. Patton was keeping up his lightning campaign and refused to let up the pressure on the Germans, as he was convinced that as soon as he did, the gains would be reversed. In Southern Europe, Hungary, one of three countries, along with Italy and Bulgaria, that had dominated Southern Europe for close to 15 years, was collapsing quickly. The only question now was what to do with Hungary after the imminent collapse.
In the Middle East, the Campaign remained stalemated. Even the constant flow of African troops was not enough to create a breakthough. Clark therefore began waiting for the arrival of American forces in Southern Europe advancing into Turkey. He hoped that these would enable him to make a breakthrough.
In Asia the situation remained the same. Japan and Germany still dominatedt he mainland. Plans for the invasion of India were not progressing as fast as had been hoped, but they had not yet been abandoned. Clark was also given a very specific order. If he was able to break into Persia, he was not to advance into India immediately. He was to prevent the Germans from doing so while the invasion went in. Then, he would wait for orders from Bradley on when to go in. There was now no doubt in Clark's mind that his theater, which had once been the main theater of war, and had been looked to as a potential breakthrough area, had become a sideshow.
In the Pacific, MacArthur's campaign had stalled due to a lack of both convoy's and transports. However, plans were being drawn up for the liberation of Indonesia to commence soon.
After the liberation of Czechoslovakia, the Americans continued their invasion of Poland. Prezmysal was attacked and fell without hardly any resistance at all.
In Scandinavia, the Americans caught a rather large German fleet and engaged it.
The result was a crushing victory for the Americans
While this was going on, Danzig and Elbing had fallen and Torun, serving as the temporary capital of Germany in East Prussia, was attacked while the attack was initially successful, the arrival of reinforcements eventually force Patton to temporarily call off the advance towards the city.
In Southern Europe, Eisenhower continued his relentless advance across Hungary, which showed no signs of being stopped anytime soon. He also began attacks on Bulgaria with an attack on Nis.
With the failures of these attacks, Eisenhower focused less of his attention on Hungary, which was essentially a non-entity by this point, focusing more of his attention on Bulgaria.
With Eisenhower stepping up attacks on Italy and Bulgaria, neither nation could hope to hold up long term. The invasion began from Croatia with two attacks from Podogirca. One attack aimed for Pristina, the other headed for Tirana, the former capital of Albania, which had seen almost 20 years of Axis occupation. Both attacks were successes.
Another attack was also made on Nis that this time succeeded in taking the city.
While this was going on, the campaign in Poland also continued apace.
attacks were launched on Lvov, Lublin, Stanislawaw, and Kowel. All of these attacks succeeded in taking their objectives.
Radom was also attacked, and soon after, it would fall.
This was accompanied with an attack on Konigsberg which succeeded in taking the city for the Americans, with a small garrison being left behind to eventually assist Patton in the seizure of Torun.
Back in the Balkans, Pristina had fallen, revealing to the American's shock that three of the surrounding provinces, including the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, were completely undefended. Not wanting to waste this opportunity, an attack was immediately ordered on all three.
Back in Poland, Warsaw was now attacked. While initially succeeding, the rushing in of reinforcements stopped the attack.
Patton thernefore ordered that the units in neighboring provinces, which were still advancing, to advance to cut off the provinces of Lomza, Torun, and Warsaw, therefore enabling the powerful forces there to be surrounded and captured.
Meanwhile, in Bulgaria, an attack was launched on Craiova by General Murphy's men. However, his men were so exhausted and his regiments so worn down, that the attack failed. He was then ordered to rest and reinforce his men. (seriously, it never ceases to amaze me how the AI lets there units get worn down to nothing all the time. The same thing happened to the British at one point to.)
Meanwhile, Stip had fallen and the Americans continued their advance to Gorzna Duzhumaya
Then, after realizing there was nothing else left to do, the Hungarian government offered unconditional surrender to the Americans which the Americans happily accepted.
The brief reign of Hungary as one of the Suzerain states of the Balkans was now over. The only question that remained, was what to do with Transylvania. In the end, the question was shelved, as was the issue of what to do with Hungary, until a proper plebiscite could be held, after Romania had been liberated.