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The New German Union by 1Blomma The New German Union by 1Blomma
Inspired by a recent thread about WW1 without USA, i decided to write a little scenario and make an accompanying map. This means no Zimmerman telegram, no destroying of American ships etc.


The Great War, which had been raging in Europe since 1914 seemed to be endless. For a little bit over three years had the struggle been going on in both eastern France and western Russia. The soldiers could barely remember being shipped off to the frontlines in the late summer of 1914, with the promise from their leaders that they would quickly force the enemy to surrender and return as war heroes.

However, in early 1918 Russia sued for peace, the war becoming too much for them with the ongoing revolution and food shortages on the home front. This gave the Germans new hope. They had been fighting a war on two fronts against the most powerful nations on earth, far away from home. When eliminating the eastern front, Germany saw vast ammounts of new troops being able to get to France. These troops were shipped as quickly as possible through all of Europe to fill in the missing pockets of the armies in the west. The French were aware that they would now have to face the might of Germany with only one ally, the British. Hopes of an American intervention had been ruined when president Wilson announced in the spring of 1917 that the USA would not enter the war as they saw no reason for it, nor any gains. They continued to passively support the Allies, however.

French morale hit an all-time low after the Russians had surrendered. Mutinies in the army had become more and more common, and both the politicians and generals did not see any way to end this. When Germany launched their spring offensives in 1918, there were so many deserters in the French army, so many anti-war communists at home, so many people who did not want war. The situation in Germany was almost the same, and they knew that if they did not succeed in this offensive, the war was lost. But the offensive gave additional hope to the German soldiers, while sinking the morale of the French even more.

The leaders of France were desperate. They did, however, manage to get a status quo ante bellum peace with the Germans, who were almost as desperate. Finally, peace had arrived in all of Europe, and thus, the world.


Germany greatly expanded the borders of its empire in the east by annexing several new territories. The "Polish borderstrip" was added as a province of the empire acting as a shield to separate the Poles in West Prussia and Posen from the rest of the Poles in the newly created Polish state. Most German-speaking parts of Austria, who was in chaos and ver close to civil war and dissolution of its empire, were also annexed. Bohemia, Moravia, Carniola and Dalmatia were added as protectorates of Germany, for annexation further into the future. Western Galicia (the Polish speaking part) was added to the Kingdom of Poland, and the eastern part to the Republic of Ukraine. Hungary was eager to break away from Austria, and did so, claiming all lands of the Crown of St. Stephen. While these territories consited of many different nationalities, the Hungarians saw themselves as the natural rulers. This started the Hungarian Civil War, raging the whole summer and early autumn on 1918. The Germans at first did not intervene, and entered just a few weeks before its end. They did not protect any of Hungary's claims, and just let whatever nation feel fit annex their territories. Slovenia was formed in the north, Croatia was added to the German vassal state South Slavia, most of the eastern parts were annexed by Romania, as a little payment for German use of their oilfields, and Carpathian Ruthenia first wanted to establish their own nation, but later joined the Ukraine.

Bulgaria annexed all of the Macedonian parts of Serbia, the whole Dobruja region and the northeastern parts of Greece.

Romanias borders were expanded by adding Bessarabia and Transylvania, while removing Dobruja.

The Ukraine was formed from all Ukranian speaking regions of Russia (except the Don and Kuban regions), along with Eastern Galicia.

In northwestern Russia, Balticum was formed from the former Baltic Gouvernorates and Kovno. This nation was - just like Poland - closely tied to Germany and intended to later be annexed.

Between the Baltic and Ukraine was a region called Little Russia, or White Ruthenia as the Germans decided to name the country. This nation consisted of roughly half of the Belarusian speaking parts of Russia.

The Crimean Peninsula a small colony was founded, with the intention of later being annexed to Germany. Germans were encouraged to move there.

The Ottoman Empire expanded eastwards and added Georgia and Azerbaijan as vassal states between them and Russia.

In the north, Finland separated from Russia and became the most self sufficient and independent state of all the members of the New German Union. (didnt come up with a better name)

Outside of Europe, Germany lost all its colonies to various different countries. The Kaiser who wanted an empire spanning the whole world such as the British was not very happy about this. The more realistic persons around him persuaded him that European hegemony was the first step to world hegemony, and the German worldwide plans were changed to continental European domination.

The German Empire, which had previously consisted of several kingdoms, duchies, and what-not, decided to reform as they incorporated Austria to the nation. Germany was divided into 20 provinces and one capital city territory. These were;

Schleswig-Holstein, Hanover, Mecklenburg, Pomerania, West Prussia, East Prussia, Westphalia, Magdeburg, Brandenburg, Posen, The border strip(sometimes called Grenzmark in English), Lower Rhine, Upper Rhine, Hesse, Saxony, Swabia, Franconia, Bavaria, Tyrol, Austria & Berlin.

Why did Kovno join Balticum? Because it was too small to make it a nation on its own, and there were already some old German settlers there from medieval times.

Hungary is the only country that is occupied by Germany and without a government on its own, but on the papers its a fully functioning nation.

The German states were separated to ensure Prussian hegemony, and the German Empire is moving towards the direction of basically being a very large Prussia.

All of the states that are in personal union with Germany is to be annexed at some point, and so are the protectorates. The other nations, however, are allowed to develop their own nationality, and are encouraged to do so. (mainly in the east, to move them further away from Russia, which is in a state of civil war at the moment)

I think that's about it, but I'm a bit tired right now so I might have missed something.

Finished on March 9, 2010
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:icontheirishisraeli:
theirishisraeli Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  New member
Could I possibly have an SVG of this base map? It is done really well.
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Warsie Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Why wasnt Azerbaijan just fully annexed into the Ottoman Empire? They had low national consciousness and considered themselves to be 'turks'. Speaking of what, what happened to Armenia....

Also:

>In the north, Finland separated from Russia and became the most self sufficient and independent state of all the members of the New German Union. (didnt come up with a better name)

Mitteleuropa. That's the German term for the concept of a German-dominated Central Europe
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NomadicSky Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
This is an awesome map
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RogueLeader1000 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
You could rename the New German Union Mitteleuropa (this was the actual name of the German plan to create a Central European power block after WWI)
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AleXXX2026 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
is romania fucking vassal or just under supervision that is not actually bad... and why the fuck do dobrogea is in shity bulgaria... but i like the how romanian has hungarian land nice touch very nice touch
i like your map but is not very nice what you did to poland
 
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Bre-ssan Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Excellent work

I just have two questions:
What happened with Karl I? Can he could continued as King of Hungary or he is exiled?
Why you did omitted the Kingdom of Lithuania?

Sorry for my bad english..
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Jed101 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
So what is the political situation like here?  The reason why Lenin agreed to all the terms of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was because he believed the revolution would just spread across Europe and any border changes would be irrelevant in the new worldwide workers' paradise.  So is there an active communist movement in this New German Union?
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RogueLeader1000 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
Doubtful. Lenin is currently too busy fighting the civil war to care what happens outside of Russia as long as what happens outside of Russia doesn't spill over into Russia. As long as the Germany remains strong and the economy steady, the Communists don't stand a ghost of a chance becoming a problem in Europe.
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naturalbody Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
In this scenario , surely ,next war was with Red Army !
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naturalbody Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
interesting scenario !
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bruiser128 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
It's population and size could probably allow to go toe toe with the United States.
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Serge2nd Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
И нафига немцам весь этот восточный геморрой?
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
what
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Serge2nd Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Why Germans owned slavic lands with allien language?
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Do you mean the lands they annexed in Poland or the vassal states in the east? The vassal states were part of an envisioned project called Mitteleuropa, so they're not exactly owned by Germany, they were "liberated" (in reality they just replaced one master with another) from Imperial Russia. 
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Velevitka Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
 OMG what a bullcrap. Over my dead body.A good spanking... 
 Screw you and your bullshit map.
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NomadicSky Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Its actually a very probable outcome of a different World War one
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just alternate history, calm down.
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I take it that you are angry because you are Polish.
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kazi2000 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I miss my sweet Dobrogea :(
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Gustauve-Drakenhime Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sigh... If only... If only. Then we would not have had to endure Hitler, and the stain he would leave upon my people...
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labo77 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Photographer
Great Map I Like
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LongXiaolong Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
What texture do you used?
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
A few different paper textures. I'm not sure exactly which ones since this was quite a while ago, sorry.
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LongXiaolong Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
no problem
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Zaigwast Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Dude,add the year on the map ! :P
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I just noticed that the capital of Albania, Tirane, is WAYYYY too far north. It's near the central coastline, nowhere near Montenegro's border.
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
It would appear that you are correct. I'm not sure why it's so far north on the map.
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah weirded me out :P
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SWR-A Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
This is a really interesting map. Well made and with a lot of thought in it. I really like it, it seems to be very realistic.

Do you think that the Ottoman Empire will survive? I often hear that it was not better off than Austria-Hungary before or at the end of the war.
Oh, and what happend to Russia? Did the communist get into power or did it tear itself apart in civil war by the end of the war and is right now still in it?
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1Blomma Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
The Ottomans survive.. For now. Russia is in a state of civil war, with the whites having the upper hand due to German support.
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Cheetaaaaa Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
It seems to me, that you have enlarged the Burgenland?
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Indeed, the entire Ödenburg area has been added to Austria
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Mor-Vilkacis Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Not just Ödenburg, you've doubled it and went as far as the river Raab. On purpose or you've slipped to the right while cutting off the Ödenburg salient? :D
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1Blomma Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
On purpose. I like the Raab border.
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AtreJane Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah... we knew that if ww1 was won, we got Independence...even when Russia says other versions..
Whatever life was, but I think it could be better than under wild cruel Communists in the fucking USSR >_<
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77ImaHuman77 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
The Soviet Union was never a Communist nation it was a Fascist State, don't be ignorant, there has never been a true Communist society since for Communism to work, the whole world has to be communist.
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AtreJane Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh the neq all known American boy... ....
well...they always said : through the communism to the socialism...
maybe they were fascism..but they called themselves - communism ....it is enough...

заебали уже....великие знавцы..
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Warsie Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
remember those communists in USSR preserved and promoted Ukrainian culture and history even when many Ukrainians wanted to become Russified.
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AtreJane Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
GOD! Why all American are so st... strange XDDDDDDDD
Man...
Ha-ha-ha...
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Warsie Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, what's wrong :p
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AtreJane Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because you are wrong..Ukraininians have never wanted to be rusificated..we always fought against rusification and secretly wrote and printed our books..even when it was forbidden......we were rusificated after hunger 1932-1933..when half of nation died thanks to communists, and Russians came to our land..they brought russian ..and USSR has never promoted our culture..in USSR was idea that USSR has one nation - soviet, and one culture and one russian language.. in USSR Ukrainian language was posed as language of low people..and it was shame to speak in it... in 1970s there was the order from Moscow to stop learning low languages..
I can say more..before USSR went with war on us, we have got our country... even in 1919 west and east were united.. but USSR came and conquered us.. and divided us with Poland again... so don't tell me the tales, that USSR saved us...

Man.. I can not understand..where you get the stupid information..as I know Russia hates USA ...so I don't think that they spread normal information... or you just believe to Putin..because it is Putin is changing the past and makes USSR - as great country
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Warsie Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this book (think its a british author) doesn't approach history from the ukrainian nationalist POV and he provides argument that Ukraine de facto was bilingual russian and ukrainian speaking during USSR and thst it was not as controversial (given in that era people had less developed national identities/there was a lot of bleedover - as shown in ethnic maps from that era) [link]

I am aware of the Russification/language suppression which happened in say the Baltics and whatnot and I do not wish to deny it, I am just saying things are more 'nuanced' historically. It doesnt help that im not personally affected by this xD

Honestly I don't like Putin's policies, his suppression of separatist movements (there were rumors FSB set off those bombings), anti-democratic policies and the fact that he arguably is friendy with the "russia for russian" extreme nationalists is well....not nice!

I'm a black nationalist and read a lot of leftist/communist pamphlets and literature in general, and there were black communists who spent time in the USSR who took the USSR's ethnic policies and liked them and applied the same logic as to what a 'nation' is to justify black people in USA as a distinct nation. Harry Haywood is the main one I know of.
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AtreJane Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't believe to the foreign shit...
All Europe still see Ukraine in Russian View... we need time to spread the truth...
it is first..
second.. I lived in USSDR, I know better what was here...
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Mor-Vilkacis Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
No, we don't. Europeans are pro-Ukrainian.
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Warsie Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh? Ukrainian nationalists influenced a LOT of the European (and US) view of the USSR, at least during that era and got away with a lot of things which weren't covered as much in history of that time (i.e. OUN killing off Poles in western Ukraine).

Please provide me some good links then.
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Ukraine would probably be better off had the Soviet Union never formed, but sadly they would still get the bad end of the deal working as a bread basket for the German army.
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Mor-Vilkacis Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Being an agricultural province isn't comparable to Holodomor. Heck, even Transleithania was an agricultural province of sorts.
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AtreJane Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
who knows...

Russia has destroyed Ukraine as European country..before Russia conquered us in 18 century, Ukraine was the part of Europe... and was developed and educated, our High Schools were even famous.....
So ..Russian rule made us the agricultural country without any perspective...and our Academies stopped to be great..
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TheAresProject Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Russia didn't conquer Ukraine, or at least it wasn't exactly an independent state before they did. The north and west of the country was ruled by Poland, who treated them as a backwater as well, and in the south there were the Cossacks and the Crimean Khanate, neither of which were really Ukrainian.
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