basically this is my first mod and originaly it did exactly what it says on the tin and more, offering you the option of a democratic Germany.
It is an improvement of the Day of Decision scenario.
Playing as Germany, you will be offered a third option on 5th March: not just a Nazi or Communist Germany, but a Democratic Germany.
This improvement of the Day of Decision scenario gives the player a thrid option in March 1933: the option of a democratic Germany. The premise is that the democratic parties in Germany unite in a "Weimar coalition" to keep the Nazis out, at least for now. Included are many new ministers and events which have turned into a whole new alternate timeline up to 1964. As global tensions rise, you will be forced to choose between your former enemies, Britain and France or fellow pariah state Soviet Russia. You will lead a democratic Germany in a divided world...
Now intergrated with Faulty's "A Communist Germany" Mod, two mods, one download!
Democratic or Communist? You decide!
The mod has evolved into a whole new scenario, with events, ministers, elections and wars up to 1964!
After the Nazis lose the election the democratic parties will have do deal with plenty of dissent and it will be a battle to keep order. When Hindenburg dies in 1934, a presidential election is held. If the nationalist DNVP win, you will be given the option to restore the monarchy in the form of Kaiser Wilhelm III.
elections occur during peace time all the way up to 1964. In this mod, the elections are not just important in deciding which ministers can be used. Different governments have different events and decisions connected to them, such as a Kulturkampf for Zentrum, public investment for the SPD or military expansion for the DNVP. this makes the different governments more interesting!
Through the 1930's, the Allies will try and keep germany happy by allowing them some of their territory back as well as league of nations plebiscites in saarland, sudetenland and austra. On the other hand, Germany's only friend in the 1920's, Soviet Russia, will be trying to woo Germany with beneficial trades. By 1940, you will have to make a decision, do you want to side with the Russians or the Allies? The new WW2 invloves a war between the allies (including germany) against the USSR over poland or a similar ww2 to the historical one, with a molotov ribbentrop style pact between germany and the USSR, depending on which side you pick. Peace events have been added as well as elections and political reforms all the way up to 1964. Enjoy!
Please download and try it out!
Any suggestions or improvements would be much appriciated!
This mod imagines a scenario in which the democratic parties (SPD,Zentrum,DDP,DVP) win over 50% of the vote and form a grand coalition in the defence of democracy in 1933.
This would require the democratic parties to win 16% more of the vote than they actually did, not as unlikely as the communists winning 38% more than they actually did!
Following this decision, a series of hypothetical events and decisions will occur, up to 1964, including elections.
Each coalition comes with a unique series of events and decisions, so elections do actually matter!
In terms of ministers, I have added many leading members of the democratic parties. If you are like me, you'll want to appoint a geniune coalition cabinet with members of each of the participating parties. (I dont claim to have made all these minister btw) Here's the guide to the parties:
Communists: whenever the communists are elected, the DDR is created, as in the initial 1933 election, and all the DDR decisions and events are available.
SPD: Social democratic party, unsuprisingly represented by the social democrat ideology
Arthur Crispien (head of state, foreign minister)
Otto Wels (head of government)
Hans Vogel (head of government, foreign, armament, security minister)
Rudolf Hilferding (armament and foreign minister)
Gustav Bauer (Security, intelligence)
Philip Schiedemann (government, armament)
DDP: German Democratic party, centre-left liberals, represented by social liberal ideology
Eugen Schiffer (armaments)
Wilhelm Kulz (security)
Otto Gessler (intelligence)
Zentrum: catholic party, represents a broad range of political views from christian trade unionists to monarchists under a catholic banner, therefore each minister has their own ideology. The majority are market liberal as they can serve in the broadest range of governments.
Wilhelm Marx (state, security) Market Liberal
Joseph Wirth (government, armament, foreign, security) Market Liberal
Heinrich Held (armament, security,intelligence) Social Conservative
Heinrich Bruning (armament, foreign) Social Conservative
Adam Stegerwald (security) Social Liberal
Franz von Papen (security, foreign) Paternal Autocrat
DVP: German people's party, centre-right liberal party, represented by social conservative ideology
Julius Curtius (foreign, armament)
Karl Jarres (security)
DNVP: german national people's party, right-wing nationalist party, represented by social conservative and paternal autocrat ideology
Alfred Hugenberg (armament, government, security)
Oskar von Hindenburg (state)
Kurt von Schleicher (intelligence, cheif of staff)
Nazis: when the nazis are elected a coaliton government with DNVP is formed and all nazi events and decisions become available.
Here is a few screenshots:
New Historical events
Old Historical events still combatible
Elections up to 1964
A new WW2 between USSR and Allies
Will Communism conquer Europe or will democracy prevail?
-NorwayBernd and Mexbuild for minister picture formating
-Tonie112, snoopyzero, Sarah-Tang, airpirate, ger, whatguts, Sakura_F, Nekronion, John Tzimisces, Knechtmetal and merce_AR for particularly useful feedback and suggestions that have been implemented!
-Alvar 13 for nominating this mod for mod of the month july 2012
-Mexbuild and AesirKnight for vital troubleshooting to make the mod v1.03b compatible
-And of course the whole community for endless feedback, suggestions and support!