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Europe 1918 border changes

The next step of my project. I will write a journal about the alternate course of the war, but for now just a small explanation. Germany never performs the Schlieffenplan but holds a small frontline in Alsace-Lorraine against the Plan XII approach of France with 3 armies. Britain stays out at first and Germany can overrun Russia much quicker. Britain which fears Germany will be too strong if it controlls the East, declares war because of a simple reason like a sunken ship. They think as long as the main armies are in the east they can threaten Germany in the west. But Germany was able to withstand the french attacks and after the peace with Russia (in civil war) was signed the war experienced eastern armies move quickly west. They still march through Belgium, as Britain joined the war now anyway and they take the risky way through the Ardennes. They can cut off both armies and exterminate them. Germany never performed a massive u-boat warfare and the USA is never pulled in. The Central Powers win and establish a new order in Europe.

Territory changes for the Central Powers:

Me and my good friend :icontonio103: as well as my other mates researched a lot about the after war plans and I tried to make logical territory changes. Of course we can never know how it would´ve ended exactly, but I think I came rather close.

German Empire:

- Western valleys of the Vosges mountains for geostrategical reasons
- Land around Verdun
- Luxemburg
- Land of Arlon (Germany won´t annex more from Belgium here, to appease Britain. More radical german groups wanted to annex large chunks or even all of Belgium, but I doubt after Germany increased its influence that massivly in the east, it has an interest to piss off Britain for the next decades)
- Polish settlement strip (Those were rather clear plans, Germany wanted to expand into Poland)

Austria Hungary:

- Venetia and Lombardy (they owned those regions some decades ago)
- The valleys of the Carpathian mountains at Romania (Austria had also plans for Poland, but Germany wanted a german king in Poland instead and keep it as a state)

Bulgaria:

- Romanian coast up to the Danube delta (Romania gains Bessarabia tho)
- Large parts of Serbia and all of Macedonia (Serbia can keep Montenegro)
- Parts of Greece

Ottoman Empire:

- All the islands in front of its coast (This was some speculation by me)
- Large parts of Armenia
- Georgia and Azerbaijan as vassal states

New states in the east:

Germany would together with Austria-Hungary establish several new states mostly on the costs of Russia in the east and form a new alliance of states. Most of those states would get a german/ austrian king. There were exact plans for german kings in Finland, Poland and even Ukraine.

1. Poland with Karl Albrecht von Habsburg-Altenburg as king.
2. Ukraine with Vasyl Vyshyvanyi alias Wilhelm Franz von Habsburg-Lothringen as king.
3. White Ruthenia
4. Lithuania
5. Baltic Duchy
6. Finland with Friedrich Karl von Hessen-Kassel as king.
7. Donland
8. Kuban
9. Mountain Republic

You see the situation of 1918, the civil war is still raging all over european Russia and within the next years there will be border changes again. States like Donland, Kuban and the Mountain Republic will probably fall apart again, and Russia will invade White Ruthenia to gain back territory maybe even Ukraine. I will show those changes in my next map. Also Austria-Hungary will still fall apart, but some years later and not directly after the victory and much softer. A croatian state might have been formed inside of Austria-Hungary before the dissolution. Another map I make in future will show the colonial changes in Africa, maybe you noticed that Morocco is a german protectorate now.

The new alliance of those states will be called "Deutscher Bund" German Alliance, because most of those states have a german head of state. There will be a new alliance in future tho, but that will take some more time to make.

If you read through everything until here congrats nearly noone is doing this, and I would be very grateful if you look over my map to find errors and to criticize the borders or the style. Or maybe you simply have questions why I did a certain border change).
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Gvoy Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018
russian hitler incomming
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2018
Stalin will still rise^^
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TheKo9IsAlive Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Want me to correct this again with red lines in paint? :p
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018
If you have other suggestions for borders you can send me that ofc.
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ImperialAce Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I feel like Austria-Hungary and The Ottoman Empire may still dissolve either a Central Power Victory or not cause they were not as strong as Germany was; as for Russia ( this is my thoughts) I feel like Russia may become a republic du to a victorious Germany and the way I see this is that Germany and possibly Britain would more likely fund troops and including the Eastern Client States to defeat the Bolsheviks thus result to no Soviet Union. I could be wrong but that is what I think. 
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017
That´s right I dissolved them in the 20s and later on it looks like this:

Reichsbund in 1944 by Arminius1871

Sadly Germanys interest was not a strong Russia, but a weak one. So they´d not help the other side to fight the Soviets and they might still win. However, since Germany got so many eastern states from Russia, this Soviet Union would be a bit weaker.
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RayYanma Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017
Great map, but I sometimes wonder if Italy would have stayed neutral or fought for the Central Powers if the Schlieffen Plan never happened.
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017
My french mate said, that Italy was rather nationalist and would always want certain
austrian regions and be pulled on entente side by France XD
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Saluslibertatis Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017
Excellent map, as always!

Do you think that Austria-Hungary would survive, even as a victor of the war? The creation of new states as a result of the dismantlement of the Russian Empire would only fuel nationalistic fervor in the Slavic and Magyar parts of the Empire.
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017
Thanks a lot!

No A-H would not survive, but the victory would delay it a bit. It would last till the early 20s in my opinion,
but the different peoples would complain about not being indepence from the war on. The good thing is,
the dissolution could be soft and the peoples could agree on the new borders on eye height and Austria
wouldn´t lose tons of germanspeaking border regions, but keep a fair border.

Hungary might not give away non-hungaryan regions tho and would be like a mini A-H^^
Because I doubt they´d give Transsylvania to Romania.

Also my map is not meant to offend anyone, but what I think would be logical. I see you are from Greece,
and if the CP win, Bulgaria would be big and Turkey would probably take some greek islands sadly.

Maybe you know how the Greeks would behave in the following years? Would they hate Germany and the new order
or try to make the best of it and join the Confederation Germany and A-H established?
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Saluslibertatis Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017
Thanks for the reply. 

No, of course I am not offended: if a country is on the losing side, it loses territory.
As far as public opinion is concerned, the Entente had tried to enforce neutrality by occupying the main ports, Piraeus and Salonica. I am therefore sure that with some propaganda we would come to detest the Brits more than the Germans.

However, there is another interesting scenario. Our King was a Germanophile who did not join the Entente even after we had been invaded by the Bulgars. It is a reasonable assumption that if the Germans seemed to be winning, we would have joined the Centrals. In fact the primary reason for us joining the Entente was not their potential capability of winning the -stalemated- war, but the fact that all the land containing Greeks not in Greece was in Central hands (Bulgaria, Ottoman Empire)
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017
Sorry late reply^^

Yes I understand Greeces intentions, after all Bulgaria and Turkey held too many of your regions.
And the Megalania (sorry I write it wrong) idea was big. And me and my friends would love to see
a greek Konstantinopel more than a turkish Istanbul believe me^^

How is the situationin Greece now, is it better with jobs etc.? Again I am sorry for the shit Merkel did.
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Saluslibertatis Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017
Unemployment is still rampant, the economy had shown some signs of rebirth, but the "negotiations" -see Yanis Varoufakis- of the new leftist govt undermined this growth.
Also, Merkel is not in the wrong and neither is Schäuble. If I go to the market and buy potatoes I must pay. Germany is simply asking her money back, the money which German taxpayers have given; the money which has been spent in monstrously expanding the public sector to the detriment of the economy.
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017
Ah that´s nasty. But still there could´ve been better solutions.

Maybe if Greece really had the Drachme again, it´s own currency it would´ve been
more flexible. And then you got the refugee wave as well.
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2017   Photographer
Interesting. Imagine, no WWII, a much more stable world, no Cold War. Oh well, we can wish.
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2017
We will have a second world war, but very different to ours at least in our timeline^^
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017   Photographer
Oh. Hmm, to bad. Maybe it could have been avoided?
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EmperorPalpitoad Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017
No, no absulotely not.

The  Ottoman empire was already on the verge of collapsing.
Even if they did win, the empire still would have fallen in just 2 years
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017
Yes it will, but this map is in 1918.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017
I've been interested with Sternenfront. But this definitely makes me want to stay tuned. :)
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017
Thanks man!! I will submit new eagles today^^
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Scipia Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017
I'm not sure I would like to live in this timeline x) but it was beautifully done ^^

I'll wait the next map after the implosion of Austrian and Ottoman Empires and the rise of Soviets, and I wonder how Europe would've face the 1930 economical crisis and rise of nationalism
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017
Lol why not XD

One more other map, then the implosion comes.
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Scipia Featured By Owner Edited Aug 6, 2017
Well, because Balkans, Austria and Middle East will probably implode in a new massive war even earlier than WW2 in this kind of timeline x)

And also because France were already close to an economical collapse after WW1, even victorious, due to war debt in favor of British & Americans and the massive destructions, that's why France & Belgium ask for massive reparation from Germany, because we need this money to rebuilt our country, and pay our great Anglo-Americans friends.
 Fun fact: they want us to pay them, but at the same time they consider we were too strict against Germany about war reparations, that's why some people consider a Franco-German entente after WW1 to prevent Anglo-American imperialism, but they weren't numerous enought.

 So with a defeat it's likely to see a massive crisis in France (perhaps a socialist revolution, or a bonapartist coup d'état) and big tensions with Britain & Murica about the debt.

Note : if you want an European vs Anglo-American WW2 in this timeline, you could consider the annexion of St-Pierre-et-Miquelon by British (as a gunboat diplomatic way to pay the debt) as the beginning of the war between French & British empires by eg
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GeorgianMapping Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
make a map of super duper georgian get rekt empire or i will have a hitman coming to ur house ddddd
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017
Lol let´s see what the future brings to Georgia in this universe :P
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GeorgianMapping Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
very nice
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017
Thx^^
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Sehr schön!
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017
Vielen Dank :)
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IasonKeltenkreuzler Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Ist geil geworden :)
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017
Danke dir^^
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RJDETONADOR97 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In the old times I used to like the Ottoman empire, but after I read the Armeniam Genocide and other atrocities such as Jihad... You have no idea how I hate these heathens.
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017
Don´t hate all of them, there are also good people.
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RJDETONADOR97 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's not that easy to love the H.H.F, when they try to destroy our culture because of their own, mock and humiliate us because of our beliefs right in our faces, and the worst, persecute us. The list just go on.
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Strassenlaterne Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fat Ukraine gut Ukraine ^^
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017
Soon even fatter, this is still slim Ukraine XD
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Strassenlaterne Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't overfeed mein Vaterland XD
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017
Doch it should adapt to you <3
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Strassenlaterne Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am no fat! :о
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Selene0011 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017
I would of thought that Austro-Hungary would of claimed Serbia, seeing as it was the serbs that started the war. 
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017
In fact I found no plans that it should be directly annexed. Gaining large parts of Italy
they still have more than enough problems with their ethnicities. It will be a puppet tho.
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Selene0011 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017
OK, thank you for clearing that up.

I suppose a puppet makes sense. 
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017
Welcome^^
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altmaps Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fascinating!
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017
Thx man^^
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moenchii Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great Job Markipupu!
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017
Danke Lupupu XD
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Gabbanoche Featured By Owner Edited Aug 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wanna start seeing your maps in history books :D
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