- Mar 21, 2016
Hello, this is my first AAR but I've been toying with the idea for a while, due to .ini tweaks and custom made events I have made a very, um, unique scenario where there is a Axis-Aligned South Africa, The Confederate States are also a member of the Axis and the United Kingdom is ruled by the British Union of Fascists. To balance this I have made the U.S and the Sioux more aligned to the Allies.
A bit of background for this scenario:
Dissatisfaction with British influence in the Union's affairs reached a climax in September 1914, when impoverished Boers, anti-British Boers and bitter-enders launched a rebellion. The rebellion was quashed and at least one officer was sentenced to death and executed by firing squad. This is how the rebellion went down in our world. However in this world, the Boers were able to hold onto rebellion for several years, with the British Crown occupied with the Great War, the British crown found that the resources needed to keep South Africa were not worth the price needed to divert troops from the front and the colonies. This led to the "The Transvaal Accord" where the crown recognized the Union as a self-governing republic, as opposed to a Self-governing dominion of the British Empire, with several territorial concessions given by the British government. This also led to the agreement that if South Africa still committed it's troops against the Germans, upon victory they would be awarded German South West Africa as a reward. In 1920 when the first election happened the Afrikaner-dominated newly founded South African Gentile National Socialist Movement came to power in a coalition government with the National Party. Afrikaans, previously regarded as a low-level Dutch patois, replaced Dutch as an official language of the Union. English and Dutch became the official languages in 1922.
South Africa, as per the Transvaal Accord
In America, inspired by the rebellion against British rule in South Africa, and the start of the great depression in 1929 a coalition of State Governors and Army Officers declared their independence from the United States, declaring the Confederate States of America, using the old confederate battle flag as their national flag. After 3 Years of conflict and 2 other rebellions (The California Rebellion and the Sioux Independence War) the United States found itself unable to find funds or equipment to fight on 3 different fronts. The Rebellions found no difficulty in this department, with the Canadian Government providing funding and equipment to the Sioux, the newly appointed Fascist British government (Appointed in 1931 following anti-government sentiment for lax restrictions on Germany and the current ruling party's acceptance of South African Independence) and South African government providing support to the CSA and California.
The United States
Now onto the major events that happened during gameplay until March 1937
In the Second Italo-Ethiopian War Italian troops supported by the 1st "Springbok" SA Infantry and the 2nd "Trannsvaal" SA Infantry made quick advances into Ethiopia. The British government also declared war on Ethiopia, to consolidate and expand their territory.
During the Spanish Civil War the Nationalists, supported by Nazi Germany, Italy, the Confederate States (Having joined the Axis Powers in January '37) and South Africa made quick advances and victories. Several Factions sent forces and volunteers to Spain, including the South African Volunteer Legion. With the war reaching it's end, and the Republicans having less and less support France declared war and the Republic and took several territories at the end of the war.
Map of Europe
The Political Situation of the more unique factions
I Hope this post has peaked your interest, I will try to update this as often as possible (If I remember to take screenshots!)