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Gott mit Uns - A Mildly Interactive Prussian NWO AAR

Greetings everyone and welcome to this brand new mildly interactive AAR. This story will be set in my Kaiserreich Connected Universe. In fact, with this story, we enter 'Phase Two', where I will be experimenting with some different formats and concepts of writing. For those who are not familiar with the larger canon of this Universe, here's a quick recap. After Germany won the first Weltkrieg, a period of unrest took over the world. Syndicalist revolutions broke out in France, Russia and Britain and governments were forced into exile. Unrest continued in the 1930s with a second American Civil War breaking out and Germany's economy in shambles after an economic crash. Taking advantage of the unrest, the Entente was able to return home to the British Isles and mainland France in the Second Weltkrieg. Tensions with Germany, however, rose again as NATO (the former Entente) alligned itself with Russia, led by a National Populist regime. Germany and its allies, Austria and Japan, were defeated and a New World Order began. For the foreseeable future, the world found itself in a Cold War between NATO, led by the US and the Greater United Kingdom (a union between Canada and Britain) on the one hand and the Warsaw Pact, led by Russia, on the other hand. If you're interested in reading the other stories of this Universe, they are listed here below.


SibCDC's Kaiserreich Connected Universe (KCU):
Phase One:
"In Flanders Fields" - Belgium
"Pigs treat us as equals" - Canada & US
"The Golden Circle" - Cuba
"The Path of Peace" - India
Phase Two:
"Gott mit Uns" - Prussia

To make things easy for the reader, chapters in other AARs which are of relevance to Prussia will show the following icon. In addition, I will link these chapters down below.

As the title suggests, this AAR will be played in the New World Order mod. The game will start at the 1992 start date and will be quite modded to fit within the established canon. As a disclaimer: this game will at some point touch current politics, please do not go on rants or politicize this thread. This is an AAR set in an alternate timeline, so keep that in mind.

Table of Contents
Prologue
1992 Election Candidates
1992 Election Results and the Walenstadt Cabinet
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997 Election Candidates
1997 Election Results and the 2nd Walenstadt Cabinet
1997
1998
1999
2000
2000 Election Candidates
2000 Election Results and the 1st Korwin-Mikke Cabinet
2003 Referendum on German Reunification
2001-2005: Domestic Policy
2001-2005: Foreign Policy
2001-2005: National News
2001-2005: International News
2005 Election Candidates
2005 Election Results and the 2nd Korwin-Mikke Cabinet
2006-2010: Domestic Policy
2006-2010: Foreign Policy
2006-2010: National News
2006-2010: International News
2010 Election Candidates
2010 Election Results and the 1st Tusk Cabinet

Chapters relevant to Prussia in other AARs in chronological order
In Flanders Fields Episode XVIII: Potsdam Conference (17th of July - 2nd of August 1945)
The Golden Circle Chapter I: Americano (20th of January 1961)
The Golden Circle Chapter XII: El Presidente (3rd of July 1964 - 24th of January 1965)

Rules
1) Prussia’s political system
Prussia is a unicameral parliamentary democracy. Every five years, readers may vote for the Landtag (the Prussian national parliament). The results will determine how the 351 seats of the Landtag are divided. The new parliament will be sworn in one month after the election. A new majority (either through a coalition or by one-party majority rule) will form a government with a new Chancellor as Head of Government. The Head of State of Prussia is the President, which is appointed by the Landtag. The position of President is purely ceremonial. Parliament can dismiss the government through a vote of no confidence. Similarly, the Chancellor can call for general elections if two-thirds of the Landtag vote in favour. Any changes to this system are required to have a two-thirds majority in the Landtag.

2) Referenda
Referenda only occur rarely. They can only happen when parliament has voted in favour of holding one. Subjects can range from entry into the European Union to approval for a change in the Constitution.

3) European elections
European elections will start when and if Prussia joins the EU. The elections won’t really affect European politics as a whole, but more what Prussia’s view on the EU is (are they Europhiles or Eurosceptics?).

4) Gameplay rules
The game starts in 1992 and will run at least until 2032. Along the way, there will be scripted events, as well as things that occur ingame. Elections will determine the ruling government and the socio-economic and foreign policies Prussia will pursue. Suggestions regarding the story or other things are always welcome.

Mild interactivity approved by Mr.C on 14. July
 
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History and culture of the Prussian State
The Prussian State was created from the ashes of the German Kaiserreich during the Potsdam Conference of 1945. As a Russian puppet state, its main reason of existence was as a counterbalance to the NATO-controlled Republic of Germany. While Germany became dominated by its most western regions, Prussia became a highly militaristic society controlled by a new elite of radical thinkers. Joseph Goebbels, the leader of this new elite, quickly became Reichskanzler of Prussia. He and his Nationale Volkspartei would lead the cultural transformation of the country. In 1947, as part of Russian Vozhd Savinkov’s expulsion policy, thousands of Volga Germans were resettled in Silesia in Prussia, where they would be employed in the mining industry. In 1961, the question of Goebbels succession was becoming ever more urgent. Instead of going for the obvious choice of Heinrich Heydrich, a rather brutal man, Goebbels preferred Leni Riefenstahl, who was more acquainted with the finesses of propaganda. In 1964, Goebbels was assassinated while on a state visit to Russia. Riefenstahl was elected as the new Reichskanzler and continued the heavy indoctrination of the masses through the use of the media.

Prussia has mostly remained a rural country since 1945. Only Königsberg, Posen, Breslau, Danzig and Stettin are notable urban areas. Prussian society can be divided into three social classes. First, there is the Junker estate, composed of the old Prussian lower aristocracy. The Junkers are mostly rural based landowners and provide much of the officers in the Prussian army. The Junkers are the main conservative force in Prussian politics. Secondly, there is the bourgeoisie. The bourgeoisie is the urban elite, mostly wealthy capitalists or businessmen. They represent the main economic liberal force in Prussia. And lastly, there is the proletariat. Until recently, they had no voice in politics and were only represented through the National Workers’ Union, a government controlled trade union. Prussia also has some major ethnic minorities, mainly located in the most southern part of the country. While practically all Polish and Lithuanian people have moved to the Commonwealth after the Tripartite War, the Silesians had no country of their own to turn to, so they remained within Prussian Silesia. Then there are also the Volga Germans, who were forcefully transferred from the Russian State. The Prussian government has allowed them to stay, but they are essentially second class citizens, often exploited by both Junkers and bourgeoisie capitalists.

Riefenstahl’s Chancellorship lasted until September of 1991, when she unexpectedly passed away. Without a designated successor, a power struggle was triggered within the Nationale Volkspartei. Two opposite factions quickly emerged: the Junker Faction led by Adolf von Thadden and the Reformist Faction led by Donald Trump, son of an American émigré. As the Prussian Landtag was gridlocked, the two factions decided to hold democratic elections to choose the next Reichskanzler. Civilian opposition, led by the president of the National Workers’ Union, Ludwig Walenstadt, demanded that the political process would be open to new parties. The Volkspartei complied, afraid of an all-out revolt. And so it was decided, on the 1st of January 1992 democratic elections would determine who should lead Prussia into this new age.

Prussia’s National Populist flag.

Beginning of the Long Thaw
The period starting in the late 1980s and early 1990s has often been referred to as the Long Thaw, a long period of détente between NATO and Russia. The Long Thaw was triggered by the almost complete collapse of Russia’s sphere of influence. This collapse has often been attributed to the failing of Russia’s economy and several incidents in the 1980s which sparked outrage in Russia’s puppet states. Historians pinpoint the beginning of this period of unrest to 1984, when Vozhd Dmitry Ustinov died, triggering a power struggle within the government until finally Anatoly Sobchak, a prominent law professor from Petrograd, became the new Vozhd. Things only worsened in 1986, when a nuclear disaster in Finland revealed the decrepit state of the Russian infrastructure. As a result, a group of powerful business magnates demanded economic reforms. Opposition figure Michael Gorbachev demanded the immediate implementation of his Glasnost and Perestroika programs, but ultimately failed as Sobchak had his own ideas about reforming the country. The Russian economy further imploded when huge expenses were made to fund Islamic extremists in Afghanistan in their struggle against India. In the meantime, ethnic unrest was also brewing within the Russian state itself. In the Caucasus region and in Central Asia, Muslim groups were angered with how the Russians treated their religion. Even though the State funded Islamists abroad, they did nothing to improve the rights of Muslims in Russia itself. In the Baltics and in Ukraine, Estonians, Latvians and Ukrainians longed for independence after the scandal revolving around the nuclear disaster of ’86, fearing that a similar event could occur.

Russian Vozhd Anatoly Sobchak.

The first real cracks in the Russian hegemony began to reveal themselves in Bohemia-Slovakia. The country had a tradition of resisting Russian influence ever since the end of the Tripartite War. Civil protests had succeeded in ending the government’s ethnic cleansing policies in 1948 and student protests in 1968 had almost made an end to the national-populist regime. In both of these cases, Russia had prevented the fall of the regime by sending in troops. In November and December of 1989, however, when public protests arose again, Sobchak did not send in the troops. As a result, the national-populist regime in Bohemia-Slovakia was overthrown and replaced by a democratic government. In Bulgaria, more or less the same thing happened soon after. During the same time, the Polish-Lithuanian King disbanded the government and called for general, democratic elections. Where the King of the PLC had traditionally been a puppet of the Pro-Russian government, he now felt confident enough to go his own way and steer his country away from the Russian sphere of influence. By the 1st of January 1990, the Moscow Pact had lost three of its members: Bohemia-Slovakia, Bulgaria and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

Protestors in Prague during the so called Velvet Revolution.

Ethnic tensions continued to rise and eventually led to an internal conflict within the Moscow Pact. In February of 1990, the Hungarian President approached Russian Vozhd Anatoly Sobchak about the issue of Transylvania, which had been an independent country ever since 1945. Hungary hoped that the more liberal minded Sobchak would be open to a re-annexation of the region into Hungary. Soon after, however, a Romanian delegation arrived to claim the same region. With Sobchak taking a neutral position, Hungary and Romania decided to take matters into their own hands and both invaded Transylvania, leaving the Moscow Pact in the process. Infuriated, Sobchak sent his protégé, Vladimir Putin, to Timisoara in Yugoslavia to negotiate a fair partition of Transylvania. The result was a deal where none of the involved parties was fully satisfied. Transylvania ceased to exist. Hungary gained control over Northern Transylvania, while Romania gained the Southern part. The region of Banat, which was under control of Yugoslavia was also returned to Romania to compensate them for getting the smallest part of Transylvania. The loss of Banat led to further estrangement of Yugoslavia from Russia and the remaining Moscow Pact countries. But more importantly, it caused the complete collapse of the Yugoslavian state. Ethnic conflict had now devolved into an open civil war. In the Baltics, civil unrest had already been going on since 1987, but came to a close in 1991 with the independence of Latvia and Estonia. That same year, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Turkestan gained their independence, but remained within Russia’s sphere of influence. In the meantime, the PLC, Bohemia-Slovakia and Hungary had formed the Visegrad Group to push for European Integration under the EU and NATO. In the Caucasus, several states broke away from Russia. Being wedged between Russia and its traditional ally Turkey, however, most of these states were quickly absorbed into Russia’s sphere of influence again.

A map depicting NATO (in blue) versus the Moscow Pact (in dark green) and its allies (in lighter green) in 1992.
 

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Now this hsould be interesting.
 

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Very interesting, I'm looking forward to participate in this iAAR. Now I just need to catch up with your India AAR, as promised ;).
 

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Very interesting, I'm looking forward to participate in this iAAR. Now I just need to catch up with your India AAR, as promised ;).
Thank you for being on board once again. It should be interesting indeed. Having the readers influence this Universe in some way will certainly prove both challenging for me and entertaining for you. If all goes well, we'll have our first election cycle starting from tomorrow.
 

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Count me in! Modern-day KR independent Prussia in Victoria II? What’s not to like?
 

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Count me in! Modern-day KR independent Prussia in Victoria II? What’s not to like?
Welcome aboard! It'll be interesting to see how people will react on the politicians who will play a big part in this AAR.
 
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1992 Prussian Political Parties

The election campaign has been running hot for the past few months. Four major parties have stepped forward and are running for the Prussian Landtag. Before making your choice on who to vote, you might want to know what each party stands for, who their leader is and what policies they might enact once they are in power.


Junker Party

The Junkerpartei is led by Adolf von Thadden, a prominent figure of the old establishment. The Junkers represent the biggest conservative movement in the country. Many of their members come directly from the Nationale Volkspartei. Their base is mainly rural and relies on the powerful Junker Estate (hence the party’s name). The Junkerpartei is a force to be reckoned with. They mainly want to continue on the course that Prussia has been on for the past decades. However, during the campaign, they have also shown that they care about the common people. One of their major proposals is the introduction of food stamps, which would make life for the poor cheaper.

Trade Policy: Protectionism
The Junkers are in favour of high tariffs to protect their profits on the grain market against cheaper imports from abroad. As a result, they also attract small farmers who see this as protection from an unfair competition.
Economic Policy: Interventionism
The Junkers are in favour of free trade, but want heavy restrictions on certain industries, like the agricultural sector, to guarantee their own profits.
Religious Policy: Moralism
The Junkers have a strong connection with Protestantism. They want to teach the Christian values in the schools and emphasize the importance of Protestant morals in state affairs.
Citizenship Policy: Residency
Minorities (like the Volga Germans or the Silesians) are a threat to Prussian unity. Their political rights should be limited and assimilation or expulsion should be prioritized.
War Policy: Jingoism
The Junkers have traditionally been in favour of a strong army. They want to continue that tradition and reserve the right to intervene in neighbouring countries, should conflict arise.
Foreign Policy: Pro-Russia
During the election campaign, the Junkers have made it clear that they want to continue the Pro-Russian policy of the Volkspartei. As a counter to increasing western influence in the region, they want to expand upon the already existing trade with Russia. A reaffirmation of the military pact with Moscow will also deter any German ambitions of reunification between the German Republic and the Prussian State.
Social Policy: Conservative
The Junker Party is in favour of improving the living standards of the poor by implementing food stamps and developing rural areas. Their programme heavily focusses on the traditional family unit and they want to encourage population growth by granting benefits to women, like maternity leave. At the same time, they also favour the housewife over the working woman, falling back into stereotypical gender roles.

Possible policies which they would enact once in power:
- Product standards for agricultural goods to protect against foreign competition
- Food stamps for poor citizens so they can get cheap access to their basic needs
- Rural development grants to improve infrastructure in the countryside


Reformist Party

The Erneuerungspartei (or Reformist Party) is led by Donald Trump, son of an American émigré.** The party represents the bourgeoisie and middle class of Prussian society. The Reformists are market liberals and want to create a favourable environment for the businesses led by the bourgeoisie. Their base is mostly urban and educated. The Reformists are expected to do well in the upcoming elections, not only because Trump has acquired somewhat of a celebrity status in Prussia, but also because they have promised to transform Prussia into a modern democratic country.

Trade Policy: Free Trade
As liberals, the Reformists are in favour of free trade. They are in favour of creating an attractive environment for foreign businesses and attract investments for the Prussian economy.
Economic Policy: Laissez Faire
The Reformists want as limited government intervention as possible to ensure a favourable environment for their own enterprises, as well as foreign ones.
Religious Policy: Secularism
The Reformists believe the state should not interfere with the church and likewise the church should not interfere with the state. Religion in schools should be handled in a neutral way.
Citizenship Policy: Limited Citizenship
Minorities should be politically protected, but they must prove their loyalty to the Prussian state before being accepted as full citizens.
War Policy: Pro-Military
The Reformists believe a good army is necessary for the viability of the state. At the same time they believe that foreign intervention is something Prussia should avoid if possible.
Foreign Policy: Leaning towards Pro-Russia
The Reformists ideally want to stay neutral in the conflict between Russia and the West. They want to use that position to benefit from trade from both these sides. At the same time, they also look sceptical on European Integration, as they see this as just another German plot to gain hold of Central- and Eastern Europe, like the Mitteleuropa plan in the 1930s. They are open to some form of economic or military cooperation with either side, but preferably want to keep good relations with Russia.
Social Policy: Liberal
The Reformists are all about increasing productivity in the country. To do that, they want to improve child care services so that parents can work instead of worry about their kids. At the same time, they want to increase education funds to improve the quality of the workforce.

Possible policies which they would enact once in power:
- Overhaul the education system
- Right to submit petitions to the Landtag
- Loosen regulations regarding foreign investments


Volga Party

The Volgapartei is based around Eduard Rossel and the small but powerful faction of Volga Germans who were members of the Volkspartei. The party has allied itself with the Silesian minority to fight for the rights of cultural and ethnic minorities. The Volgapartei has adopted a social liberal programme and advocate some form of regional autonomy for Silesia, where most of the Volga Germans and Silesians live. Because Silesia’s economy is also heavily dependent on its coal mines, the Volgapartei also wants to enact better safety standards and healthcare for its workers.

Trade Policy: Free Trade
The Prussian state should open itself to foreign markets, at the same time foreign markets should be welcomed into Prussia. Some healthy competition will drive prices down and make the living cost of citizens lower.
Economic Policy: Interventionism
The state should closely monitor businesses to prevent unhealthy competition or unfair monopolies. Rights of workers should be improved to increase the living standard of the average Prussian.
Religious Policy: Pluralism
The Volga Party does not deny the strong impact of Protestantism on Prussian culture, but wants to give an equal standing to Catholicism, as it is the majority religion among the Silesians and Volga Germans.
Citizenship Policy: Full Citizenship
The Volga Party wants to do away with old Volkspartei-era laws regarding minorities. They want equal rights and even regional autonomy for Silesia.
War Policy: Anti-Military
The Volga Party often makes the connection between the military and the oppressive regime of the Volkspartei. The military and certain paramilitary organisations were an extension of their power. The party therefor holds an anti-military position and wants to cut back on military expenses.
Foreign Policy: Pro-Western
The Volga Party looks eagerly to the democratic west for support for their cause. During the campaign, they have made clear that they look positively on European Integration, as it is a way of stabilizing the region and securing peace.
Social Policy: Progressive
The Volgapartei is in favour of personal freedoms, while at the same time supporting the rights of workers. They mainly want to focus on health care, as that will also increase productivity and overall happiness in the country.

Possible policies which they would enact once in power:
- Devolution of powers to Silesia
- Universal Health Care
- Increase safety standards in the mining industry


Social Democrats of Prussia

The Sozialdemokraten Preussens are led by Ludwig Walenstadt and represent the working classes of Prussia. They want to completely overhaul the Prussian social security net and provide a better working environment for the average Prussian. Their base is mostly urban and poor. They are expected to do well in the upcoming elections due to Walenstadt’s role in bringing down the National Populist regime.

Trade Policy: Free Trade
The SDP wants to open up the country to foreign investments in the hopes of creating more jobs for the working classes. They also hope that access to Western produced commodities will help make the people happy.
Economic Policy: Planned Economy
The SDP believes that the state should take an active role in leading the country’s economy. Transportation and communication services should remain under strict government control. The state should also take a more active role in developing a strong social security net.
Religious Policy: Secularism
The SDP regards religion as a private matter. The state should not involve itself with religious matters. Religion should also be banned from the state school curriculum. If parents want their kids to learn about Protestant values, they should send their children to private schools.
Citizenship Policy: Full Citizenship
Minorities should be treated equally and protected from violence and injustice. The state-sponsored discrimination of the Volkspartei-era should be over. The SDP, however, does not support the idea of regional autonomy. The Prussian state should remain a centralized nation.
War Policy: Anti-Military
The state has sponsored the military industrial complex enough. It is time to cut back on military spending and divert that money to where it is more needed, the social security system for instance. As there is no invasion threat from any of our neighbours, an extensive army is unnecessary.
Foreign Policy: Pro-Western
The SDP looks to the west for protection from future Russian revanchism. European Integration will also ensure that Prussia doesn’t fall back into the old ways of the Volkspartei-era. During the campaign, the SDP has already mentioned a couple of possibilities for future trade deals with the EU, but joining the Visegrad Group and preparing for EU membership has not been mentioned yet.
Social Policy: Social Democratic
The SDP are a classic social democratic party. Their focus is on decreasing unemployment while at the same time improving the living standards of the working classes. Full paid maternity leave and universal health care will take a lot of burdens away from the poorest of the poor. And of course the wealthy bourgeoisie, who reap the benefits of capitalism, should pay for this.

Possible policies which they would enact once in power:
- Universal Health Care
- Maternity Leave
- Invest in modern industry to solve unemployment issues in Königsberg and Danzig

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** If you haven't been following this AAR-universe, this might come as a surprise. In this universe, Fred Trump (Donald's father) was a supporter of Huey Long during the 2nd American Civil War. When Long was defeated, he fled to Cuba, along with Fred Trump and other supporters. Long orchestrated his rise to power in Cuba in the 1960s and even caused a Missile Crisis. Eventually, he was ousted by the Castros and Fred Trump fled to Prussia with his family. Since then, Donald Trump has become Prussian in every sense of the world and this has also influenced his ideology.
 
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Is there any separatism present in south Austria, as there is probably a large majority of two million Slovenes living in the area?
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Is there any separatism present in south Austria, as there is probably a large majority of two million Slovenes living in the area?
edit: and go S&D!
There probably is a regionalist movement in Slovenia, but at the moment I think they would be more in favor of devolution and federalism than of full on independence. With the Yugoslavian wars raging in Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia, I think they do not want to risk getting involved in any way.
 

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There probably is a regionalist movement in Slovenia, but at the moment I think they would be more in favor of devolution and federalism than of full on independence. With the Yugoslavian wars raging in Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia, I think they do not want to risk getting involved in any way.
I think Slovenians would go for a much more intense version of modern day Catalonia, if anything. With devolution in the UK, those nations still have similar cultures and languages, but with Austria one is a germanic nation and the other a Slavic, dying to get independence since 1917. And even Catalonian is not that different from Castillian if you think about it, but the crisis still happened. Maybe you could get a chechen version of the slavs in this timeline lol.
 

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I never though I'd vote for Donald in any circumstance, but even though I despise laissez faire he's the only secular+antiwestern option. I wish there was a far left version of the reformist party or an anti western version of SDP to vote for, but among the 2 pro russian parties (I want this AAR we go with the other side) I chose the lesser evil.

also, what's going on with turkey in this timeline at this point?
 

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I think Slovenians would go for a much more intense version of modern day Catalonia, if anything. With devolution in the UK, those nations still have similar cultures and languages, but with Austria one is a germanic nation and the other a Slavic, dying to get independence since 1917. And even Catalonian is not that different from Castillian if you think about it, but the crisis still happened. Maybe you could get a chechen version of the slavs in this timeline lol.
I get your point, Austrian/German culture is very different from Slovene culture. I will definitely take it into account in the future of this AAR, but it will probably only become relavant once the Yugoslavian conflict is over.
I never though I'd vote for Donald in any circumstance, but even though I despise laissez faire he's the only secular+antiwestern option. I wish there was a far left version of the reformist party or an anti western version of SDP to vote for, but among the 2 pro russian parties (I want this AAR we go with the other side) I chose the lesser evil.

also, what's going on with turkey in this timeline at this point?
There's only 4 parties at the moment because they had little time to organize themselves. Do expect some more parties to turn up before the next elections.

Turkey had a hard time during the 1930s and 1940s. They basicly got invaded from all sides, even losing Istanbul/Constantinople to the Greeks. Atatürk was only one year in power, and with all the revanchism going on, they turned into TTL's version of Islamic Iran.
 

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Turkey had a hard time during the 1930s and 1940s. They basicly got invaded from all sides, even losing Istanbul/Constantinople to the Greeks. Atatürk was only one year in power, and with all the revanchism going on, they turned into TTL's version of Islamic Iran.
so they'll reconquer east&west thrace, dobrudja, macedonia, bosnia, kosovo, albania, mesopotamia, levant and northern iran to link turkestan to persian gulf, red sea and adriatic while turning secular? :D
 

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Just found this AAR, looks very interesting, first to check up on the previous stuff
 

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so they'll reconquer east&west thrace, dobrudja, macedonia, bosnia, kosovo, albania, mesopotamia, levant and northern iran to link turkestan to persian gulf, red sea and adriatic while turning secular? :D
Haha that's a lot of territory to cover. The Levant is definitely a possibility, as we see from OTL that there's always some group fighting against another. Turkey and Russia could certainly use those internal conflicts for their own use.
Just found this AAR, looks very interesting, first to check up on the previous stuff
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