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WWI German Victory - Territorial Gains by Lehnaru WWI German Victory - Territorial Gains by Lehnaru
An alternate history scenario featuring a German victory in the First World War. I'm not sure about the exact story behind it and I can't detail a point of divergence, but I have a vague idea of the situation. Austria-Hungary collapsed at the end of the war and Germany annexed Austria and the Czech lands (the latter forming an autonomous Czech Republic consisting of the provinces of Bohemia and Moravia with the capital in Prague). The Habsburgs still rule the (mostly) intact Kingdom of Hungary and Croatia (with Dalmatia and Bosnia), while Galicia has gone to a revived Kingdom of Poland and Bukovina (along with Bessarabia) to Romania.

Germany has also annexed Luxemburg, Lichtenstein, and a slice of German-speaking Hungary equivalent to the Burgenland, including Ödenburg. To avoid further French revanchism and as a symbol of good faith, Germany has generally left western Europe alone, avoiding the annexation of any Belgian (perhaps Germany didn't even invade through Belgium, leaving Britain neutral or even allied to the Reich) or French territories, though it has revised the border with Switzerland, annexing most of the canton of Schaffhausen surrounding Büsingen.
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tehproffesional Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
What a coincidence. This is exactly as I imagined it as well with a truly German Austria.
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animeXcaso Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
probably they would've taken also Venice and Lombardy
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naturalbody Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wachting ..... lehnaru.deviantart.com/art/Kin…   surely it happens after collapse of Austria-Ungheria Empire !
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Guyverman Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
I think its more likely that they would've annexed Belgium than Austria.
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Albinavonroth Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
WOW! Ostrava at Opavian Silesia! And also Upper Silesia! This is... SOOOOOOO  BEAUTIFIUL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Mor-Vilkacis Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Germany taking parts of neutral Switzerland? Annexing Paris is more likely. What would be the process of this???

No annexations of Arelerland and Longwy - fine, but no expansion in the East? Only if the war is a draw... Otherwise the Junkers would've moved the border easterds to the Warthe (and the Memel, up to Hrodna).
I find it highly unlikely Germany would want to strengthen Poland by giving them Galicia. This is a Prussian ruled Germany, and they're very anti-Polish.
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Lehnaru Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure, like I said I only have a vague idea of the situation; this is just my ideal map of Germany and my ideal timeframe. Thanks for the input, I'll definitely take it into consideration with my realistic WWI German victory map that I'm working on now! :)
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Mor-Vilkacis Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
"ideal map of Germany" - Arelerland was German-speaking back then, just in case you didn't know :).
And Bratislava was German-majority too, like Burgenland.
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Mor-Vilkacis Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Yummy! :D Clicked on your profile but there's no subscribe button on deviantart :/

So, what's the scenario? Britain didn't interfere? "Schlieffen" worked? Or the Spring offensive? Perhaps the point of divergence was earlier (e.g. Belgian Revolution)?
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Lehnaru Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was under the impression that Bratislava was 40% German, 40% Hungarian, and 20% Slovak. It's a very important Hungarian city historically anyway, and I've always entertained the idea that the Germans and Hungarians would be allies. I knew about Arelerland, but I just didn't bother including it. Like I said, I'm still working on the scenario so I'm not sure what went down. It's a difficult one, given the complexity of the situation. :P
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Mor-Vilkacis Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Bratislava was always a German inhabited city, only in the late 19th century did the Magyars (almost) catch up (magyarization). Germans and Hungarians allies? You took Burgenland including Sopron so you can kiss that alliance goodbye. It took Trianon for the Hungarians to turn a blind eye (sort of) to that, but if there was Trianon, Germany wouldn't have Czechia.

Your new map, is it going to be of just Germany but the wider area too? Like Austria-Hungary, Poland, Ukraine,...?
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Lehnaru Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Considering the Germans would be granting independence, Dalmatia, Bosnia, and an alliance to the Hungarians in return for Burgenland... :P
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Mor-Vilkacis Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Nope, not even then - Burgenland is Hungary PROPER. You don't know Hungarians
And Germany wouldn't be granting independence, it's not thiers to give - if Austria-Hungary fell apart Hungary would already be independent, it wouldn't automatically become part of Germany.
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Alacx Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist
I love this, simply amazing! :) The only things I miss are Bratislava, which was also in the Burgenland and Prekmurje from Slovenia, which they would have likely annexed. If I were the German leaders, I would actually annex Dalmatia (up to the Albanian coast) as well, for some nice warm beaches and make that into a tourist spot, with which they could gain a lot of money. I think they would also be trying to negotiate with Belgium and the Netherlands for a unification and maybe together with Sweden jointly invade Denmark, with Sweden gaining Iceland and the Faroer-Islands and Germany the rest.

Buto other than that, I love this! :) That might sound strange hearing that from me, as I'm from Luxembourg and being annexed here, but I am in favour of a mainland Germanic-union, with some additional territories, such as Wallonia and Slovenia as well. I think that would make a great combination for a powerful and beautiful reich, and best of all, without the Nazis. :) I must compliment you with this map, it worked out just perfectly fine!
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Mor-Vilkacis Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Bratislava/Pressburg wasn't Burgenland. And there are no Germans in Prekmurje, so why would they annex that?
Dalmatia isn't contiguous with other Austrian possessions, so that would pose a problem.

A Luxembourger wishing he was a part of Greater Germany? How widespread is this thinking? Surprises me...I mean, your secondary education is in French, isn't it? You get the impression you're ashamed of being..."Germanic".
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Alacx Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist
Btw, I'd love to be part of a Greater Netherlands for starters, with some autonomy and education and other stuff in Luxembourgish, German or Dutch. This would be a great sort of union and most Luxembourgish like the Netherlands better then Germany, but we have very little to do with them. But only Luxembourgish who have never had any contact with the Netherlands or Flanders don't like them, but I think within the Netherlands we could firmly stand up against France as we all dislike France.

The Netherlands treat their minorities as some of the best in Europe, so I would love to be part of a union with them, we could achieve so much together! They want us for the extra population, land, influence and our money and we want them for greater 'protection' inside Europe, sea access, a bigger voice through them, of course the reunion with Walloon Luxembourg and to repair our status of a 'criminal' state in Europe. The Dutch, being portrayed as porn-addicts and pot-smokers, are virtually the only ones who know what we are talking about and have the same attitude towards it. It is why our personal union lasted so long, and hadn't that stupid Luxembourgish law been there, we might have still been together... I wish we would have and I hope such a development will take place as soon as possible.

And after a 'Greater Netherlands' or 'United Low Countries' or so, we could think about a union with Germany. The only thing that annoys me is that we would lose much of our voice, as the Germans tend to want to include us in the 'German' zone, while we'd like to be in the 'Dutch' zone, where we would have a voice still, and likely as an autonomous province inside that zone.
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Alacx Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist
I've heard it was, but I could be wrong, of course. And as they were able to annex the Burgenland, they might have been able to annex all of the Hungarian/Croatian coast, which would bring in a huge amount of money and would also be a very strategic spot. And Prekmurje, well there are no Germans in Istria either, right? At least not many.

I feel completely Germanic and not French. In fact lots of Luxembourgers (and Dutch and Flemings) are negative towards the French as they screwed up in the Benelux-area and took grounds that were not French at all and Frenchified them. Well, Luxembourg has a sort of love-hate relationship with Germany, so yeah. I would like to be part in a Germanic union, consisting of Germany, Denmark, the Benelux, Austria, Switzerland and some grounds from Italy, Hungary and in particular Poland and France, however, I would like to remain an autonomous zone. Might make a map of that some time...
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Mor-Vilkacis Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Burgenland:
Yes, Austria wanted Bratislava/Pressburg too. What I'm getting at is that there was no region called "Burgenland" before that region became a part of Austria. That region only got its name AFTER the annexation, and since Bratislava wasn't annexed, it was never a part of a territory called "Burgenland", though it would've been had Austrians gotten it.

Why do you have secondary education in French, then? I find that really shameful. And that's coming from someone who sees Napoleon positively. French isn't the native language of Luxembourg, meaning you've picked a foreign language. It infers you're ashamed of yourself, of who you are. It's like being ashamed of your family.

BTW, on the Germanic Union - the Danes are North-Germanic/Scandinavian.

PS What if Belgium separates and their German community asks to became part of Luxembourg? What would the Luxemburgers think of that?
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Lehnaru Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like to keep Bratislava and Prekmurje within Hungary, given the former's historical importance and my leanings toward Hungary. ;)
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Alacx Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist
Ah, ok. There is one other minor thing I just realise, which is that Germany might have purchased the Arlon-area from Belgium, as Belgium makes virtually no profit from it and it is also German-speaking, with the German minority being slightly repressed. If I were you, I'd add that, but other than that, great map! :)
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Skelentov Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Austria: Hey Germany, great job in that war!

Germany: Yeah...

Austria: Germany? GERMANY NOOOOOOOOO!
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