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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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LarrySFX 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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