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The Great War Won by Alt-Reality The Great War Won by Alt-Reality
They were so close.

This takes a look at a possible outcome to a Central Powers victory in World War One. Southern Belgium, Luxembourg, and bits of France has been absorbed, while a demilitarized zone is in place. The German and Russian Empires struggle in the Balkans after the collapse of Austria-Hungary.

May 2008
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MercenaryGraphics Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nice map.

It does not matter how long you wear the yellow jersey, it only matters if you wear it in Paris.
CheeseburgerTom Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Why did Austria-Hungary collapse?  I mean they were in horrible shape for much of the war militarily, but their collapse was very swift and unexpected. Hard to see it happening with a Central Powers victory.
menapia Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014

So the Austro-Hungarian Empire implodes without the Treaty of Trianon, Communism never took off anywhere, the Kaiser is still in charge in Berlin waxing his fancy moustache and my Belgian cousins are probably crying somewhere. And meanwhile the Frenchies are keeping their fingers crossed and hoping to even the score.  Cool map

zmflavius Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Why does Italy keep Sudtirol? Actually, how does Italy get territory from both France and A-H? And if Italy couldn't get Slovenia or Istria, how does it get Dalmatia and Albania? Alternate History doesn't mean free license for whatever.
Mor-Vilkacis Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
They don't KEEP South Tyrol, the get Welsch Tyrol ('Trentino').
Istria-Dalmatia switch is...clumsy, to say the least, but can be explained by the fact Trieste isn't connected with Italian ethnic territory (the coastal corridor was Slovenian inhabited) and the fact that Trieste was Austrian sea outlet, the main harbour of the entire Central Europe.
About the rest:
The did get Albania in reality too, in a way. Slovenia isn't even wanted without the need for a land connection with Istria. Same goes for southern Croatia, which is erroneously painted as north of Dalmatia - the Italians only took this part of coast between Istria and Dalmatia in WWII to connect these two territories. Without Italian Istria this would be very inadvisable.
AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Obviously it stayed a member of the Central Powers.
Arkocento Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
okay why is it that the ottomans control THessaloniki? Bulgaria has a ridiculous little stripe of land now
Revanor91 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
You have seriously misplaced Slovenia...
But it's nice.
AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Did the Bolshevik revolution get smashed ?
kazi2000 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this map doesn't make any sense ... historically.
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