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China is Beyiang. It was Communist for a while (since Japan is communist and it changed China's government when it puppeted China, but the rebellion got rid of both Communism and Japanese overlordship). Later China was forced to release the proletarian dictatorship of Uighuristan due to Japan taking the Uighur side in a crisis.
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The Social Democrats introduced the concept of mixed economy to Scandinavia. Denounced from the left and from the right alike, it was still destined to become a "glittering word" signifying moderation and productive compromise.



One thing was clear: after such a war, the people needed beer halls to brighten up their long cold winter nights.



Introducing old age pensions was a very popular Social-Democratic measure.



After long debates in the Riksdag, it was decided that Iceland should remain under the direct control of Scandinavia. The deputies were simply persuaded that a directly ruled Iceland would look nicer on a map...



The Olympics were a good way to take the people's minds away from war tribulations.



Social-Democrats took harsh measures against fascist soup kitchens. The awful histrionic Shicklgruber down south in the NGF was already enough.



Scandinavian Police always had a good reputation.



Things were not going so good for Britain. After its horrible experience in the war, a Sudanese ulema declared himself to be the Mahdi, triggering a bloody anti-British insurrection.



Modernization of Scandinavian army continued, as the generals took lessons from the painful experience of the war. The Social Democrats, meanwhile, lost the election to the Liberals, who were almost immediately replaced by the Conservatives by the royal degree (the laissez-faire effect on the industry was just too destabilizing).



The new army was ready to take the case of Finnish freedom.



While Scandinavia was troubled by the relation of Socialist movement to anti-alcohol agitation, Britain underwent a far more troublesome Communist revolution. However, the was no cooperation between the newly formed Worker's Commonwealth and Japan. Their only summit ended in scandal, with the British denouncing the Japanese as "bureaucratic-collectivist" and the Japanese, in turn, instisting that the British are "social-imperialist".



The British Revolution had major repercussions in Canada. The Royal Family fled there, but soon became puppets of a certain aristocrat, Sir Nosley, who with his Blackshirts seized the power from the Canadian parliament. Nosley's measures against the Franco-Canadians, and his far worse measures agaist the aboriginal Canadians were - somewhat hypocritically, but still justifiably - denounced across the whole world. The USA took all that as a casus belli to reconquer most of what it called the Washington state (the Americans really should've taken more... the NNM AI is a bit too limited in its use of "Acquire State" cb).



The Scandinavians really, really wanted their booze.



The war that was declared on Russia in 1923 was regarded by most Scandinavians as merely a way to gain its rightful spoils from the Great War. In an act of misguided paranoia, Netherlands allied with Russia and attempted to stop Scandinavia, and received for that huge armies of Scandinavian and French troops on its territory.



It was clear that Scandinavia deserves more than merely Finnish freedom (the battles in that war consisted only of massive slaugher of Russian conscript infantry forces... I even neglected taking screenshots of it).



Oh, and surely Scandinavia needs to have Estonia back, too. The results of the Great Northern War shall be reversed!



The Conservative government was rather repressive towards colonies, feeling that no laxity should be allowed during wartime.



Yep, Russia's allies were Netherlands and Portugal, for reasons unknown. Obviously, they failed to help Russia in any significant way.



There was talk of returning most of Kola to Russia, but the Riksdag overwhelmingly voted against the proposal.



The new borders in the East were seen as ones Scandinavia rightly deserved due to its victory in the Great War.

 
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great! a few more wars against Russia and Scandinavia will be reunited
 

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In an effort to stave off Social Democrats, the Conservatives introduced an 8-hour work day and increased the pension size. This was a hit to Swedish industry and finances, yet the country was rich enough to weather the hit.



The Socialists won the next election, anyway.



In gratitude to Scandinavia, the Finnish parliament voted for union with it. This news was met with great jubilation and joy.



The new Scandinavia.



I was unaware of this event beforehand. Annexing a willing country with the effort of merely freeing it was a pleasant surprise

Scandinavian population.



The Temperance League continued to pester alcohol-loving Nordic souls.



There was a definite lefist bias in Scandinavian media, not that anyone cared.



Dark themes of decline were spreading among Europe. Good thing the Scandinavians had the cotton from Somali to protect themselves from it.



The Social Democrats were gentler with colonies than the Conservatives.



A short war with Russia in Austria's defence, predictably ended up in Russia's defeat. Unfortunately, Scandinavia was unable to enforce the casus belli on Ingria and St. Petersburg it had justified beforehand.



Shickelgruber wanted a quick victory for his country, foolishly antagonizng Austria-Hungary and Scandinavia. It was another predictable war, even if the French government joined forces with the NGF this time.





Scandinavia had to make preparations to take Ingria from Russia one more time (I extended the timeline to 1st January 1941, although 1st September 1939 would be more flavourful).



Chinese Fascists regained control of Mongolia.



They proceeded to retake Taiwain and install friendly fascists in Japan. It was amusing how the Far East went from all Communist to all Fascist so soon.



The last war of 1930'ies. Initial Russian counterattacks were unsuccessful, and soon, Scandinavian armies entered St. Petersburg.





Also, as you can see, the bourgeoisie retook power back in Great Britain, who also lost Turkey as a puppet.



The final screen. We're number 8! Not bad, really.

 
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so sad when a good AAR finishs, and this was a very good one!
 

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So basically the Chinese restore the Emperor. Ironic. This is such a good setup for Hearts of Iron, too: you have a Fascist monster in China that the free world must band together and defend. Heck, call it this: two eagles (the Hapsburgs and America), the Dragon(China) and the Lion(Britain). This is one of the better Vicky 2 worlds I've seen.