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A mod made with the mod 33, and a few modifications more: France had claims in French-speaking regions of Europe (Geneva, Wallonia, Luxemburg and also Catalonia, as Catalan is considered part of French languages) and Italy is the leader of the Axis, without Germany. Due to Mod 33's events, this mod will begin in 1936.

Chapter list:

First part - Years of peace (1933-1940)
Prologue - A small history of French monarchism (1871-1936)
Chapter I - Operation White July (1936)
The world in 1937
Chapter II - Building a new country (1936-1937)
Chapter III - Peaceful exigences (1937-1938)
Chapter IV - Operation Bouvines (1938-1939)
Chapter V - Final alliances (1939)
Chapter VI - Two wars, no more peace (1939-1940)
Chapter VII - This is the end (1940)

Second Part - World War II (1940-1942)
Chapter VIII - Battle for the Rhine (1940)
Chapter IX - Isolating England (1940-1941)
The Cherbourg proclamation (1941)
Chapter X - The fall of England (1941)
Chapter XI - The conclusion (1942)
Chapter XII - The treaty of Columbo and his consequences (1942)
The new world order (1942)

Third part - Operation Charlemagne (1943-1944)
Chapter XIII - Better dead than red (1942-1943)
Chapter XIV - Securing the borders (1943)
Chapter XV - Beating Napoleon (1943)
Chapter XVI - Crossing the Ural (1943)
Chapter XVII - The battle of Siberia (1943-1944)
Chapter XVIII - Day of defeat (1944)
A tripolar world

Fourth part - Power struggles (1945-1949)
Chapter XIX - Si vis bellum, para pacem (1945)
Chapter XX - Guerre-Eclair (1946)
Chapter XXI - Peace for our time (1946)
Chapter XXII - Death of a Field Marshal (1949)

Fifth part - Je me souviens (1950-...)
Chapter XXIII - And like Cortes in 1519... (1950)
Chapter XXIV - An unprecetended bomb (1950)
Chapter XXV - Liberators or conquerors? (1950-1951)
Chapter XXVI - Peace at last (1951)
Chapter XXVII - Peace for our century (1951)
Chapter XXVIII - Death of a monarchist (1951-1952)
Epilogue: The world from 1952 to 1999

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PROLOGUE: A small history of French monarchism

The Third Republic was born in the pain: Paris was under Commune's control and Wilhelm, King of Prussia, was proclaimed German Emperor in the Galerie des Glaces, on the former Royal Palace of Versailles. In the chaos that followed the abdication of Napoleon III and the defeat in the Franco-Prussian war, the elections were hurrily: the monarchists gained the majority in the National Assembly, signed the peace with the newly created German Empire and destroyed the Commune of Paris. Adolphe Thiers, an old politician, was appointed President of the French Republic: the Republic was made to be a transitional regime, to prepare the Restauration of the claimant to the throne of France, Henri de Chambord, grand son of Charles X.

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Henri d'Artois (1820-1883), count of Chambord, known by the French monarchists as Henry V from 1844 until his death.

Stupidity or true convictions? Henri de Chambord refused to be the French head of state because the white banner with fleur-de-lys, which was not even used during the Ancien Régime, was not restored. Soon, Thiers became too republican for the monarchist assembly, which replaced him by the Marshal de Mac-Mahon, a hero of the Second Empire wars: expecting the death of the stubborn legitimate heir, President Mac-Mahon accepted a Constitution for the Republic, which suppressed the presidential powers in aid of the parliamentary ones; with the republican victory at the 1875 elections and the paralysis of presidential powers, Mac-Mahon resigned and was replaced by a true republican, Jules Grévy: the Republic was saved and confirmed.

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The white banner, used only between 1814 and 1830, demanded by the Count of Chambord but judged too extremist, even by the stern monarchists.

With the death of "Henri V" in 1883, the French monarchism was divided into two trends: the Legitimists, for the Bourbon dynasty in place in Spain, descendants of Louis XIV, but who had gave up their claims over the French throne; the Orleanists, for the Orléans family, descendant of Louis-Philippe, but judged unworthy because their other ancestor, Philippe Egalité, voted the death of Louis XVI. Moreover, French monarchism became more and more weak with the XXth century: the Great War, for instance, decimated the traditional monarchist electorate, the peasant youth.

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The two monarchist candidates in 1936: "Alphonse Ier", former king Alfonso XIII of Spain, for the legitimists; "Jean III", count of Orléans, for the orléanists.

Monarchism became fastly an integral part of French far-right. Rallying the anti-parliamentarist program of the General Georges Boulanger in 1888, thinking he was also anti-republican; Boulanger refused to make a coup after his municipal victory in Paris and killed himself in exile in Belgium soon after. With the anticlerical laws of the Republic in the beggining of the XXth Century, the shocked Catholics also joined the monarchist parties, renewing the alliance of the Throne and the Altar, and the monarchist restauration became a nationalist, traditionalist value, along with antisemitism and revenge against Germany; a renewal orchestrated by Charles Maurras, who founded the Action Française (French Action) during the Dreyfus affair, a dark case of antisemitism against a Jewish captain, Alfred Dreyfus, suspected of spying.

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Charles Maurras (1868-1951), French poet and writer, theorician of the Action Française

The Action Française was muddling up hate against Jews, Protestants and Freemasons, foreigners and socialists, but also nationalism and monarchism. In the political chaos that followed the Great War, Action Françoise was one of the greatest far right parties in France, along with the Croix-de-Feu (Cross of Fire) of colonel François de la Rocque, Solidarité Française (French Solidarity)of major Jean Renaud, the Francist movement of Marcel Bucard and the ultraviolent terrorist group la Cagoule (the Cowl) of Eugène Deloncle. The French far rightist movements were identified with the Fascist Italian regime, and the rising Nazi party in Germany...

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Parade of Solidarité Française in 1934

But...

Even with the corrupted and unstable French Republic, with his waltz of his Presidents of Council...
Even with the economic crisis begun in 1929...
Even with the French rearmement, enabled in 1933 with the abandoning of the Maginot line...
Even with the assassination of Franklin Roosevelt and the American Civil War...
Even with the General Julius von Streicher's dictatorship, which put an end to the poisonous situation in Germany, followed by the rebirth of the German Republic by the Social-Democrats of Otto Wels...
Even with the Stavisky affair, a dark case of crooking...
Even with the repression of the February, 6 1934 crisis, with a giant manifestation of the nationalist leagues in front of the National Assembly...
Even with the victory of the French Popular Front in 1936...

NO ONE WAS EXPECTING SUCH A GREAT UPHEAVAL

1936. Otto Wels is the 4th President of the German Republic, with his chancellor, the conservative Konrad Adenauer. Adolf Hitler died during a coup tentative in Austria. But before the next year, the French Republic will turn fascist.
 
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That´s great! I´ll follow this...

Good Luck! (hope, you´ll need it)
 

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I was almost sure than you would make an AAR over it. Good luck, i must follow this. May France rule the old continent again!

P.S. This give me an idea for my next AAR. Frascist new France :p
 

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Very interesting and good luck!
 

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From what I know of the mod33 events we're up for a helluva ride;)
 
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Coup of 14th of July 1936: Union Traditionelle forces are marching past the Champs-Elysées, with the crowd showing the white banner.

CHAPTER 1: OPERATION WHITE JULY

The French far right, even after the second Wall Street Krach and the failure of Hitler's career in Germany, stayed very active. One of his greatest interventions were the demonstrations against French rearmement decided by Boncour (February 1933), the anti-republican demonstration in front of National Assembly (6, February 1934) and the foundation of Union Traditionelle (Traditional Union). This creation is a direct consequence of the victory of the French Popular Front in May 1936, led by Léon Blum. These coalition of parties was also directly linked up to the right-wing demonstration of February 1934. Blum, as both socialist and Jewish, suffered a lot from the far rightist and antisemetic leagues: in 13, February 1936, he was almost beaten to death by the royalist Camelots du Roi. After his accession to power as President of Council, he dissolved a lot of far right leagues, including Action Française, along with his politics of nationalizations and paid vacations.

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Léon Blum (1872-1950), the last President of Council of the French Third Republic, later president of the French democratic government in exile

Charles Maurras, the theorician of Action Française, taked advantage of the fear of the right-wing political class towards the Popular Front, judged risky because inviting communist politicians into the government (even if the French Communist Party refused to participate to the Blum's cabinet). Hearing the rumours of an impending military uprising in Spain against the Popular Front government (which led, on July, 18 1936, to the Spanish Civil War), he decided to create the Union Traditionnelle, a greater coalition of far right parties, modeled on the leftist Popular Front. Helped by the grants of the l'Oréal's Boss, Eugène Schueller, long-time friend of the Cagoule, he persuaded Eugène Deloncle, of Cagoule; François de la Rocque, of Croix-de-Feu; Marcel Bucard, of Mouvement Franciste; Jacques Doriot, of the Parti Populaire Français; writer Robert Brasillach...The Union Traditionnelle was complete in June with the rallying of some members of the military and elected politicians, as general Henri Giraud, admiral François Darlan, former President of Council Pierre Laval and a tankist colonel, Charles de Gaulle...

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The founders and leaders of the Union Traditionnelle in June 1936: Maurras, Schueller, Deloncle, de la Rocque, Bucard, Brasillach, Giraud, de Gaulle, Darlan, Laval

The program of the Union Traditionnelle included as principal points:

-Abolition of the Parliamentary Republic
-Ban of other parties, in particular the leftist ones
-Unification of the French-speaking areas of Europe
-Rearmement against both German and Soviet menaces
-Exit of the Entente and rapprochement with fascist Italy
-Constitution of a greater colonial empire
-Nationalizations and setting up of a national network of companies to the duty of France

For this first point, the heir of Napoléon Bonaparte, prince Louis Napoléon, was first envisaged, but he was too young (10 years old). Legitimist candidate, Alphonse XIII of Spain, was dismissed because of his foreigner status, such as the Orleanist one, Jean de Guise, too old (62 years old). On the other hand, his son, Henri d'Orléans, was quite young (born in 1908), malleable and ensured of reliable descendants (in 1936, four children, including two boys, with his wife Isabelle d'Orélans et Bragance, heir of the Imperial family of Brazil)...
He was announced as the symbolic leader of the Union Traditionnelle under the name Henri VI d'Orléans in his 28th birthday, on July, 5 1936. The old Jean de Guise accepted the title of Royal Prince and his first grandson, also called Henri, was proclaimed Dauphin at 3.

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Henri VI (1908-1999), king of France since the 1936 coup, chief of the Orléans dynasty

The government was observing these events with such a fear, and a massive police operation was decided for the month of September 1936 against the leaders of the biggest anti-republican association ever in the XXth Century...But Léon Blum was not sure of the support from the army, and even from the people, tired of the corrupted Republic and seduced by the fascist valors, who didn't managed in Germany but, in Italy... But it was too late for the democracy: taking advantage of the national parade of the 14th of July, general Giraud used his notoriety of hero of the Morrocan wars, and the rallying of another national hero, Marshal Philippe Pétain to convince the troops parading in Paris to rally the Union Traditionnelle. During the parade, the tribune occupied by the government was soon surroundered by his own army...

Afraid, President Albert Lebrun appointed Charles Maurras as President of Council, while Blum was fleeing to London with his family, to avoid persecution from the Cagoule. But it was too late. The monarchist fever crossed the French country, and the garrisons in the colonial possessions sweared allegiance to the Union Traditionelle, which had agents in every regiment of the French Army. Soon, Lebrun took his resignation, and the National Assembly, before being scattered by the Union Traditionnelle's minders, elected Henri d'Orléans as President of the French Republic on July, 28.
President of Council Maurras ordered the reunion of an extraordinary Assembly to write a royalist Constitution. And everyone in France was yet calling the President King Henri VI of France.

The Third Republic was dead, and the French Second Restauration was done.

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The new French flag: the white banner was considered too offensive for the less reliable parts of the Union Traditionnelle
 
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Vive le Royaume de France! Liberate the French-speaking regions of the world, recreate Napoleon's Empire... Interesting begining so far.
 

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great! I can´t wait til the action begins... :eek:
 

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The bad news is that France is fascist. (Tabernac!) The good news is that Hitler is in jail. (le w00t!)
A very well-put together explanation and introduction. Consider me subscribed.
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The bad news is that France is fascist. (Tabernac!) The good news is that Hitler is in jail. (le w00t!)
A very well-put together explanation and introduction. Consider me subscribed.
:D

I forgot that I confused with another game. In fact, during his exile in Austria, Hitler tried to control Austrian National-Socialist Party: he was shot during a coup attempt in late 1933.

Soon: the world in 1937...Franklin Roosevelt is definitely not lucky in my AARs. :D
 
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INTERLUDE: THE WORLD IN 1937

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FRANCE:
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The French Second Restauration was quite easy to establish: the rallying of army, teared between legalitism and treason against a weak regime, and the people, tired by the corrupted, unstable and weak parliamentary republic helped the President of Council Charles Maurras to put in place his Révolution Blanche (White Revolution), implementing every point of his program: with the withdrawal of France from the Entente, the Kingdom of France is alone, but with a great and industralized colonial empire and potential allies in Balkans...

ALLEMAGNE:
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After a lot of hesitation, the second German Reichspresident Paul von Hindenburg finally follow the advices of his chancellor, general Julius von Streicher. The Reichstag was dissolved and a military dictatorship was established to counter the rising menaces of both NSDAP and KPD. Adolf Hitler, the leader of the NSDAP, sentenced to death in absentia, fled to Austria and try a new political career there: he was shot by a policeman during a coup attempt the same year. Thalmann and other KPD leaders were persecuted after the burning of the Reichstag. Facing the discontent against the state of emergency and the refusal of the Hohenzollern dynasty to establish again the Reich, interim Reichspresident von Streicher was forced to an agreement with the social-democrats led by Otto Wels. After Streicher's resignation following a corruption case, Otto Wels became the fourth president of the German republic and democratized the country with his conservative chancellor, Konrad Adenauer, without giving up Treaty of Versailles revision...

ROYAUME-UNI:
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Shaked by Edward VIII's resignation and the second American krach, the United Kingdom is more than ever folded over his colonial empire: the only colony who gain independance since 1933 was Egypt. The resumption of rearmement by France led to a diplomatical incident between the two countries, who are now completely setted at odds: with the withdrawal of French kingdom from the Entente, United Kingdom is now searching for a new ally in continental Europe...Léon Blum established a democratic government in exile in London, unrecognized by several countries.

ITALIE:
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Mussolini's fascist regime is a model for every rightist authoritian regime in Europe, including the new French regime, that the Duce is still looking with some fear. Supporting the nationalist uprising in Spain, Mussolini failed to invade Ethiopia: he finally accepted the Allied proposal of an African vassal: Negus Hailé Sélassié was humiliated by recognizing king Victor-Emmanuel III his overlord, making his country a puppet de facto. Do Italy will accomplish his wishes of new Roman Empire?

URSS:
The Soviet regime is completely closed, ignoring the rest of the world: Stalin is quite busy with his personal purgings towards his true or fictive enemies. But with both France and Italy pointing out his country as the worst enemy of civilization, could he stay neutral? Maurice Thorez, the French communist leader, is currently the head of a French communist government in exile, puppeted and backed by USSR.

AMERIQUE DU NORD:
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The assassination of president-elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1933, followed by the second Wall Street Krach, broke an emotionnal barrier in the United States. Soon, in the poverty-stricken country, sporadic political parties begun to appear throughout the territory, advocating secession, revolution, new political expriments, rebellion against the corrupted and incompetent government. The US Army was unable to hold these heterogeneous rebels, and the United States felt into complete anarchy, divided between several and eccentric warlords and so-called independant countries, as the People's Republic of Austin, Technocracy of New England, Anarchist Experiment of New Mexico or even Kingdom of Tallahassee...A tentative from daring Alaskan warlords to export their influence in Western Canada was countered by Allied forces. Even if the legal US government is maintining his rule in Pacific islands, including Hawaii, two political entities emerged from the chaos in continental America: the new Confederated States of America, led by the former senator Earl Kemps Long, brother of the dead leader Huey Long, and the Republic of California, ruled by former governor Frank Merriam. These two secionnist countries are now fighting the warlords and the former US government, but are still unrecognized by most of the countries in the world.

JAPON:
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The only industrialized Asiatic country is also one of the most extremist. Searching for colonial expansion in the disunited China and the Pacific, still remaining to the Disunited States of America, Japan made the first step to his Great Sphere of Co-Prosperity by making a coup in Phillipines: the current backed Phillipinian regime is now an ally of Japan, as the puppet Mandchuria led by the former emperor of China.
 

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Err you seem to enjoy an early destruction of the USA very much! Well, interesting to see what will happen with a fascist France and democratic Germany.