- Oct 22, 2014
At first I thought "Roermonde" was the French spelling but it's not, so what is that extra e there? And I cannot help but notice that the Dutch-Belgian border is missing except for a part in southern Limburg. But does this mean that Fortress Holland just gets overran by the Germans?
It's going to be a long six years. The front being at the Dutch border (and Anglo-Belgian guns threatening the only Channel Port that the Germans managed to capture ITTL) will also have consequences for them. I mentioned this in the 1901 essay on the September Crisis, but every independent nation in Europe gets sucked into the war ITTL, and the seeds of that involvement for the Dutch have now been sown.
Combine Dutch involvement with a possibly stronger Flemish Movement and I can see a real basis for some Interbellum Greater Dutch movement forming. Perhaps a Verdinaso that is active on both sides of the border.I wasn't familair enough with Belgian history to think of that, but will now definitely incorporate it into the general turmoil post-war.