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German colonies in Africa 1922 (alternate history) by Arminius1871 German colonies in Africa 1922 (alternate history) by Arminius1871

German colonies in Africa 1922

After Germany and the Central Powers won ww1 they grabbed several colonies in Africa from the rivals. While there was a white peace with Britain, Germany took colonies from France, Italy, Belgium and Portugal. Britain needing some gains to calm their own people for the loss of lifes in the field agrees with Germany to gain some colonies as well. Britain gets parts from Portuguese Mozambique and Somalia from Italy.

The german colonies are split into 4:

Mittelafrika with the capital Wilhelmsburg, which is also the capital of the colonial administration there (former Leopoldville).

Deutsch-Westafrika, with the capital Lome, using mostly the symbolism of Togo.

Deutsch-Eritrea, a smaller colony to controll parts of the Red Sea with the capital Asmara.

Deutsch-Marokko, with a special protectorate status where the local king has still a lot of autonomy and the capital in Rabat.

Germany will have to invest massivly into a colonial army and also develop the own navy, which will make Britain upset, but unlike the belgian king, Wilhelm III and especially Friedrich IV change the behavior towards the native peoples treating them better to keep uprisings on a minimum.

Also Austria will get Libya and Tunesia from France and Italy until it merges with the German Empire.

I havn´t included the names of all the provinces of Mittelafrika etc. that is for a upfollowing map in future.

If you see any mistakes or if you have any better ideas I can edit it. I used the german names on the map because it is part of a larger project, sorry.
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:icondisstrack:
Disstrack Featured By Owner 5 days ago
bin gerade nochmal drüber gestoplert, mir ist aufgefallen, dass die brieten ganz somalia gekregt haben, hast du ihnen den italienischen teil einfach überlassen?
wenigstens gambia hätten sie dafür abtreten können. :D

an sonsten nach wie vor eine tolle karte, besonders die kolonialverteilungsszenarien fazinieren mich immer wieder
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Deutschland konnte unmöglich alle Gebiete annektieren und England konnte durch Zugewinne
die Niederlage als Halbsieg verkaufen + Deutschland konnte weniger Gebiet erhalten.
Also wären beide drauf eingegangen. Du musst überlegen, allein für Mittelafrika musst du eine neue
gewaltige Kolonialarmee aus dem Boden stampfen, solche Kolonien zu halten war nicht leicht bei all
den Neidern.
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:icondisstrack:
Disstrack Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Klar, fressen kolonien einiges an resourcen, das deutschland es nicht wollt/hätte halten können ist mir klar, es wunderte mich nur, dass es ohne sichtbare gegenleistung von GB übernommen wurde.
einen tausch gegen gambia könnte deutschland gut stemmen, es würde nicht viel mehr armee dafür benötigt, weil das land sehr klein ist, und weil somalia begehrt war, wäre GB vermutlich darauf eingegangen, daher der gedanke.
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:iconomoli:
omoli Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2018  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Nice one!
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018
Thanks a lot!
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:iconsambiswas95:
SamBiswas95 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 30, 2018  Hobbyist
You realize ones they gather more territories from their foreign rivals, it would be challenging to change all the names of cities and states name into Germans. Namibia in our timelines for example despite of handing to British South Africa, German names are still quite common in local town and cities. 
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018
The german government usually didn´t want to change those names,
maybe only the way you write it. When the local governor of the german
pacific colonies used german names for everything he has been scolded
by the government in Germany for doing that.

Only the capital or certain special mountains or places would get german names.
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:icon123456789jd:
123456789JD Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018
Why is there a Star of David on one of the flags?
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018
I´m not sure why Morocco has it tbh XD
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:iconschattenlotus:
SchattenLotus Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018
Nicht schlecht o.ô doch warum sollte man als weiße Person nach Afrika wollen ... ... ? ^^
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018
Am ehesten aus wirtschaftlichen Gründen denke ich, wenn dir ein riesiges Ackerland geschenkt wird in der damaligen Zeit,
dann sagst du vielleicht zu^^
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:iconschattenlotus:
SchattenLotus Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018
Ohhhhh, okay :XD:
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:icondsfisher:
dsfisher Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't know Germany had ambitions for Eritrea, do you have any more info?
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018
Oh that was more like our idea, as we doubt that they would allow Italy to keep any colonies.
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:icondsfisher:
dsfisher Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Something I recently found out that might interest you. German had been against French influence in Morocco, not because of their own plans, but because they supported a sovereign Morocco. I'd imagine that a CP victory might end with an independent Morocco.
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018
Kinda, that´s why it´s only a protectorate here, but it might also come free later on.
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benji5009 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017
Personally, I would have thought Germany would have taken
Rhodesia, British Mozambique, and maybe Betschuanaland (Just more colonial connections and such, but maybe some of them would have gone to an independent South Africa)
Nigeria, Gold Coast, and Sierra Leone (Since valuable materials in all those regions including gold and ivory and cocoa and etc.)
Uganda and Kenya(Victoria Sea Plans)
The Ottomans would have gained Libya because they had wanted it, and Austria doesn't need more ethnicities in its borders
Egypt would be given to the Ottomans too, and Germany probably would have ceded Suez
Djibouti would probably have been given to Germany too as it would be an important trading city
Germany probably wouldnt have taken northern chad since it was mostly desert
Morrocco would probably have just gotten independence as it isnt worth the troops to hold a place like Morrocco, or it would have been a vassal.
But i just want to see what your logic is for each please.

 
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017
Ah I made a white peace with Britain, I don´t think there is any way Germany can demand colonies from Britain,
they overolled the german colonies. And it´s already a miracle they accept that Germany installs Mittelafrika.

Well if Austria demands Libya Germany wouldn´t give it to them. And while the arabic nationalism arises,
there is no big chance they can demand it.

Yes Morocco has a special status, it´s a Schutzgebiet like a protectorate.
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:iconnachtmahr2:
nachtmahr2 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017
Perfekt :D
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017
Danke!
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:iconscipia:
Scipia Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017
Adieu petite Côte d'Ivoire et Gabon :'(
But at least we keep Algeria and the Four Old Cities of Senegal, who were officially part of France before decolonization. Well perhaps French colonial empire would be more integrated with less territories in this timeline. It could become a French "Brazil" with a métisse culture
 And we keep oil, gaz and uranium :diabolic:

 I guess we also keep our oldest colonies in America, but what about Oceania ? (Note : New Caledonia have an important French colony of seetlement).

 Also, why didn't you get some British colonies ? I could understand they would've been difficult to negociate, but at least we could imagine they give you some minors colonies (Zanzibar by eg)
And how did you get Portuguese colonies ?

Btw Libya wasn't French, but Italian ;)
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017
Yes more French can stay in Algeria^^

No there is no way Britain loses colonies imo, only exchanges maybe.

Portugal declared war on Germany in ww1, didn´t you know? But they might
give them some small compensation with money tho.

Ah fuck I edited the text wrong XD
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:icondisstrack:
Disstrack Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017
Schöne Karte :)

War es absicht, das du spanisch marokko die komplette marroknische mittelmeerküste gegeben hast?
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017
Ja das war damals wirklich so, aber Spanien war ja auch nicht gegen Deutschland^^
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:icondisstrack:
Disstrack Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017
Aber die spanische kolonie ging nicht bis an die grenze algeriens
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017
Du hast vollkommen Recht..und weißt du woran es lag? Meine Grundlagenkarte ist behindert XD
Man musste jetzt beide Karten überarbeiten. danke dir!
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:iconlordroel:
lordroel Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017
Nice map.
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017
Thanks a lot! :)
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:iconlordroel:
lordroel Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017
No map of German colonies in Asia.
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017
Not yet true^^
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:iconhashashin619:
Hashashin619 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wie kommt es dass die Österreicher Libyen besitzen, wie hätte ein Industriestaat wie Deutschland auf die beträchtlichen Ölquellen der Libyen verzichten können?! :D
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017
Ich bin mir sicher, dass Österreich zulässt, dass dort deutsche Unternehmen Öl fördern^^
Da Österreich aber 4 Jahre später Deutschland ist, ist das kein Problem.
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:iconhashashin619:
Hashashin619 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Achso, und wie wird Österreich sich Deutschland anschließen, friedlich wie vor dem zweiten Weltkrieg oder wird Österreich irgendwie von Deutschland erobert?!
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017
Friedlich aber auch aus pragmatischer Not heraus. Österreich-Ungarn (das hier aber mittlerweile Großösterreich heißt)
zerfällt und es hatte nun die einmalige Möglichkeit sich Deutschland anzuschließen und tat es auch.
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:icondemianshab:
DemianShab Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think that Germany would take Portugal colonies, but it is my own opinion
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017
Oh I checked many plans and sites about it, in nearly every map Angola was planned to be part of Mittelafrika:

de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutsch-…

I mostly followed real plans, but imo they couldn´t take anything british.
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:icondemianshab:
DemianShab Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't you thik that central powers won't win without Italy?
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017
I think important was that the USA stays out. Italy was never able to invade Austria deeply.
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Mobiyuz Featured By Owner Edited Oct 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I find it interesting how Britain didn't lose anything from its empire, it was taken out of mostly France and Belgium, with bits from Portugal. In this timeline, why did Germany act so favorably towards GB? Is it because Kaiser Wilhelm was a British fanboy and wanted to come off better in the UK?
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:icondemianshab:
DemianShab Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
German Kaiser had family ties with GB
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2017
I had a long talk with a friend, but it´s a rather simply reason.
You can´t beat Britain in that time. The British Empire is unbelievable strong
and you can´t invade their island without exhausting yourself. The land blockade was awful for Germany
and the british navy would overrun all german colonies in no time. Instead of continuing a war for many
years (the same happened to Napoleon btw) they rather agree on a white peace and share some colonies.

That´s something many people ignore in the "what if germany wins ww1" scenarios. There is no realistic way
Germany could defeat or demand anything from Britain, no chance. And if it goes to far even the USA might step in.
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Mobiyuz Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting. So perhaps in the aftermath of the war, Europe ends up in a cold war between the British and German Empires, while France falls to some form of extreme revanchism (not necessarily involving a French Hitler analogue). I also notice that Austria-Hungary has control of Libya, how did Germany keep them from collapsing entirely during and/or after the war?
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017
Britain will definitly be against Germany and restore the old order, but it has to wait for a chance to do so.
They´ll probably support the Soviet Union, try to get the USA involved and maybe even allies with the
fascist movements in the southern states, because this would probably happen anyway. And of course try
to get France into the boat. But...if France will really want to go into war against Germany once more is not sure.
In my scenario the new Kaiser Friedrich IV is a charismatic guy who wants to start a new policy of tolerance
and good relations with France. He agrees to give them back the small annexed regions for example.
So France is a 50/50 case. And when the second world war begins in 1944, they have to decide what they do.

Austria-Hungary will fall apart after 1922, Libya will fall to Germany then. So the victory only delayed it, but the
fall of it will be muuuuch softer and the peoples there agree on a new order, without powers from outside that
interfere.

Here is the map of Europe in 1944:

Reichsbund in 1944 by Arminius1871
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:iconalfredthe:
AlfredThe Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2017
Berlin Conference: GERMANY SHALL OWN ALL OF AFRICA.
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2017
Ofc but not immediately we have time XD
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IasonKeltenkreuzler Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Was ist Ny?
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2017
Nyasaland nennt sich das nette Fleckchen dort^^
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IasonKeltenkreuzler Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Da liegt dein Migrationshintergrund
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