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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.
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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.
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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


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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.
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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.
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Obviously it stayed a member of the Central Powers.
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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
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Revanor91 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
You have seriously misplaced Slovenia...
But it's nice.
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Did the Bolshevik revolution get smashed ?
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kazi2000 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this map doesn't make any sense ... historically.
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TheAresProject Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
How so?
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kazi2000 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this map doesn't make any sense ... historically.
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It is a joy to see your comments on every alt. history map involving Romania. Your complaints are quite entertaining.
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
LOL
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zakariah Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
Nice textures and thoughts behind the map. Have you seen keithwormwood.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2bgl17
It is for the novel 'Leviathan'. Very interesting alternate WWI with bioengineered animals and mech walkers.
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mezesmaci Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Wrong borders.
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
:iconfacepalmplz:
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mezesmaci Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Wrong borders. :D If the Central Powers victory in World War One "Slovenia" and "Croatia" can't be a free state.. ;)
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Austria still collapsed, hence the creation of predominantly puppet governments controlled by Germany with only pseudo-independence.

Plus, LIKE ITS BEEN STATED, this is fiction. Not a real life map.
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mezesmaci Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
I know that it is not a real map..
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MrBlueSky2000 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
It's pretty bizarre when you think about it ...

Even after decades of post-war propaganda from the allied states, i think it's safe to say that had Germany won WW1, the world would be a lot better place today. Possibly, WW2 would never have happened, and instead, we would have a large, great nation to lead europe!

Sigh ... It makes me sad to think that the good side lost WW1 to the evil allied powers =(

Great map btw!
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saboture Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
thats how its should hav been
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Delta-Knight Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
You seem to have forgotten entirely that in the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, Vladimir Ulianov formally made peace between the Triple Alliance and the newly-formed Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, and that in the Treaty, the R. S. F. S. R., in exchange for the peace the revolutionaries had yearned for, ceded to Deutschland a broad tract of Russian territory extending from Finland through White Russia to the Sea of Azov.

Since (a) this occurred so near the end of the war and the victory of the Treaty of Versailles wherein each of the Central Powers were partitioned, imposed immense war reparations, and otherwise humiliated, (b) myriad "secret treaties" transpired shortly before and during World War I, leaving the rest of the world ignorant of the political standings of many parties involved in the war, and (c) the simple fact that history is written by the victors, in this case the Triple Entente, means that in any history book that portrays the extent of the Russian cession to Deutschland it will be annotated as something bearing similar connotations to "Furthest extent of German advance" or "The Eastern Front after the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk" that implies that it was at most an occupation zone more than a full annexation, it is understandable that you could have looked over this detail.

Just thought I'd bring this to your attention. Otherwise, this map certainly seems well-thought out; you seem to have made reasonable postulations regarding the Western, Italian, and Salonika Fronts.
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
You seem to have forgotten this is alternate reality. You sir, just lost the game.
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Delta-Knight Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
I could start a flame war trying to defend myself, but I have more important matters to worry about. I'm sorry that my apparent closed-mindedness offended you and I will be more appreciative from now on.
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I was joking. But I was just wondering if you didn't know it was fiction or not.
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UnrealSlayer92 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
If that was to happen then I guess WW2 would have never happend....cool but then it could have happen again becuase of communism.
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bf2fanatic Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
slovenija is not where it should be !
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Delta-Knight Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
You're exactly right; the region this person labeled "Slovenia" is actually Slovakia and Moravia.
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bf2fanatic Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
yeah i guess slovenija didnt exist then :X
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
IT IS ALTERNATE REALITY.
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bf2fanatic Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Oh lol O.o I never read lol
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:iconamongthesatanic:
AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Well... wtf :P
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bf2fanatic Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
Too bad tho we would still be under thoose idiots in Austria =w=
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Morneion Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
Let Scandinavia unite under one flag =P
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TomBombardier Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
The German one.
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Tounushi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Oy, what about Finland and the baltic states? Did the bolshevick revolution fail? Here's how it should go: bolsheviks win revolution but lose civil war. That way russia (should) remains democratic, but post-empire states would still come to existence.
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fif1189 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
Here's another interesting question: does the victorious Germany oust the Communist government in Russia?
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Laiqua-lasse Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
It is interesting the Slovakia is called Slovenia ITTL, and that it controls a large part of Czech lands, while Czechia has probably 50%, if not more, of its population German.

I also don't like the split of Lithuanian lands in between Germany, Poland and Russia, but that would have been quite inevitable, unfortunately. On the other hand, this begs the question - how come the Russian empire is mostly intact? Did they not participate in WW1 or did they fare much better and did not have to give up large amounts of territory to the Central Powers?
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pytko3 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
The only way the central powers would have one that war is if the United States Joined them.
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lamnay Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
Or if they had managed to push though to Paris, or stopped Britain joining the fray.

Nice realistic map, Geramny does not conquer the entire world, not even the whole of France.
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pytko3 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
That was never Germany's Intention in The Great War.
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lamnay Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008
I know, that is my point.
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Dt3r Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
Poor Austria-Hungary... even with a victory in "The Great War" they still collapse. Not too surprising though, they were on the brink for a while.

I wonder if France got stuck paying reparations to Germany...
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Alt-Reality Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, it would require a much earlier point of divergence for A-H to be able to survive, most likely.

Regarding France; that, and/or Germany taking a few territories of France.
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Skitzobarber12 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
So, would their be a French version of Hitler? Or would he be British?

WINSTON CHURCHILL????????????
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The French Hitler could be from Wallonia, starting his career stealing German secrets in Southern Belgium for the French x)
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WildernessMan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
a cool follow up map would be in the German Empire annexed Austria as well ;)
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