Welcome to Reign of Terror - a global alternate history modification for Darkest Hour.
What is Reign of Terror?
Reign of Terror has a unique timeline featuring a vastly different World War One setup, the anarchist dominance across the world and the rise of integralist theories. It is very hard to condense the results of this timeline in a simple question, but one could say the first point of diversion focuses around the question "What if Serbia didn't withdraw?" and a different Great War after that. The timeline reveals more about this. The research behind this mod has been very accurate, and a huge proportion of the events in the timeline would have been plausible in real life as well.
Reign of Terror begins on the 24th of February 1934, a few weeks after an integralist coup in France (as a part of the February 6th Crisis). At this point, the world is vastly different from real life. The Russian Civil War has come to a ceasefire after years and years of indecisive fighting, anarchism has gained ground and reached nation-level adaptations and the Wall Street crash has brought the world economy to its knees. China has split. Authoritanianism is taking over Europe. No one is safe, and the war might come at any time from any direction. The world is living a dark time and anarchy, chaos and radicalism is ruling over the world. It is a true reign of Terror.
Boo! This is all implausible, this is just a fantasy mod!
It's not. If you take a look at the timeline and compare the events to real history, you will notice several similarities. I can guarantee you, Serbia did really try to attack Albania, they really did get warned by Italy and Austria-Hungary. All of the interwar events are based on real happenings, too. France really nearly suffered a coup in 1934, Makhno could have taken over Ukraine etc.
So this is by no means a fantasy mod, but an alternate history modification based on plausible events.
Why did you make this?
For a long time I enjoyed Kaiserreich and the interesting setup it brought. Sure, it's still very awesome, but I just wanted to explore other alt-historical possibilities. I stumbled upon several interesting threads over at alternatehistory.com, and finally some months ago refined the final form.
What can I do to help?
At the moment, the most important thing I need is research. I need to find correct ministers, flags, events and other stuff for all the new and old countries.
If you don't feel like contributing through research, you can go ahead and learn the timeline, then start writing in the wiki (link at the bottom).
Graphics design is welcome, too. In fact, any way you can help is appreciated.
Imperial Gamble - the old discussion thread for the mod. This is the thread where we together discussed and formed the final form of the timeline.
Note that the wiki is still in a very early stage. I have also experienced lag myself, so I might in the future transfer it over to another wiki provider.