Finally solved that problem - we'll continue our game with Kaiserreich 1.2
Chapter XI - Rising Giants
The next big step of the Axis Mundi was the most daring one yet. In case of failure, there was much to be lost. In case of success, the other Internationals would need to recognize the new power arising. Norway did not only work on new weapons for defense purposes, but also in order to enlarge it's own sphere of influence. It would take many years, before results could be achieved, so for the time being, the combined Armies, Navies and Air Forces of the Axis members would need to protect their interests on their own.
In the Far East, the Quing Empire emerged victorious from their war with the Tiango and pressed the Legation Cities for completely annexation shortly after. The German Empire saw a political use in strong buffer against Japan and shortly after gave them the AoG. With this, a new Great Power was born in Asia. Asia had a critical balance of power between Japan, China, Mongolia, Russia and the Ottomans - this balance couldn't be kept forever...
The Syndicalists continued their warfare against National France, which was struggling to maintain it's inner order due to constant British Air Raids, the sinking of their Merchant Fleet and a naval invasion by the British Africa Corps. The few French troops left in Africa had little to no chance to withstand this powerful attack and quickly lost much ground in the West African deserts. Germany did not provide any aid to their new allies and only helped them protect their European possessions. This fragile peace between the Syndicalists and Mitteleuropa was someone neither side dared to break.
By September, Haakon's plan was fulfilled. 7 Norwegian divisions accompanied by 4 additional Colonial divisions dug themselves into the trenches of Northern Argentina. It was time for him to give the promised aid against the Brazil-Bolivian Union in South America. Being hoplessly outnumbered, a special strategy had to be found in order to bring these giants down. For now, it was only barely enough to hold the line in case of war.
And that strategy was found shortly after, as the Peruan Kingdom displayed some major aggressive expansionism against their neighbouring states. With a similiar right-wing mindset, Haakon was sure, that they could be lured into the Axis in order to throw La Plata's enemies into a two-front war. Their naval bases would also be useful for a campaign against Japan afterwards. Jumping from island to island could slowly bring them down, but for now, Brazil and Bolivia were of concern.
Further up north, Canada handed Alaska back to the USA after several years of occupation hoping for the US to join their unsuccessful war against the Syndicalists. This was in vain. While the US President was grateful, he had no intentions of joining any war. With the majority of the Royal Canadian Fleet sunk, this was a horrible loss for the Entente.
The Syndicalists however also received a heavy blow. With Finland no longer being part of Mitteleuropa and far away from it's new allies, Wrangel seized to chance to demand Karelia from them. Knowing that they would refuse, he gained an easy casus belli against them and sent his entire army upon the little brave nation.
Unsure of their success though, they sent an enjoy to Oslo, pleading Haakon to be included into the Axis. While this was a tough decision, Norway had to refuse. A war against Britain right now with the whole Army far away would've been suicide. "A great opportunity given at the wrong time." as Haakon stated later.
More happy news arrived from the Balkan. The Iron Guard seemed to pick a fight with Bulgaria, trying to get their hands on Dobrudzha. If this escalates, a new chance for complete defeat of Bulgaria and that of a new ally would present itself. Those developments had to be watched for now...
Finally in January 1944, the Union of Britain brought all of France's former colonial possesions in Africa under her control. Syndicalism has spread to Africa... what would happen next?