An alternate timeline by Althistorian 2005.

In his autobiography Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler described how, in his youth, he wanted to become a professional artist, but his dreams were ruined because he failed the entrance exam of the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. Hitler was rejected twice by the institute, once in 1907 and again in 1908. In his first examination, he had passed the preliminary portion; which was to draw two of the assigned iconic or Biblical scenes, in two sessions of three hours each. The second portion was to provide a previously prepared portfolio for the examiners. It was noted that Hitler's works contained "too few heads". The institute considered that he had more talent in architecture than in painting. One of the instructors, sympathetic to his situation and believing he had some talent, suggested that he apply to the academy's School of Architecture. However, that would have required returning to secondary school from which he had dropped out and which he was unwilling to do.

- Wikipedia, Paintings by Adolf Hitler

But what if Hitler had been accepted into the academy, having waited until 1910 to apply a second time instead so he could practice? And what if there was a Christian student there who brought him to Christ?


1910: Hitler is accepted into the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. There, he meets Friedrich Hoffmann, who tells him about the grace of God and the mercy of Jesus Christ. Hitler accepts Christ the following year.

1914: World War 1 starts. Hitler and Friedrich escape the drafts as artists at first, but they eventually get drafted anyway in 1916. Friedrich gets killed in the war in 1917 by taking a bullet for Hitler to save his life, but before he dies, Hitler promises him that he will continue on the Christian path.

1918: World War 1 ends. Hitler goes to Germany with a few brothers from Friedrich's church and eventually recruits more brothers to create the German Christians' Party (Deutsche Christenpartei or DCP). Hitler eventually discovers extremist parties like the DAP and the KPD, but disagrees with their ideas and eventually manages to open a French branch of the party (Parti des chrétiens français or PCF).


1923: The DCP opposes the Beer Hall Putsch launched by the DAP. Heinrich Himmler and various other DAP members are executed for high treason after Hitler pressures the judges to be fair.

1925: The DCP and the Centre Party consider uniting with each other, later deciding on a political alliance instead. Later, The DCP renames itself the CDU (Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands or CDU). Meanwhile, the DAP disbands due to a lack of leadership. Some of them actually end up joining the CDU.

1929: The Great Depression happens. The KPD gains popularity due to the economic collapse.


1933: The KPD takes power in Germany, leading to the CDU having to escape due to the eventual establishment of one-party rule.

1934: Germany attempts to annex Austria and succeeds due to Soviet support.

1936: Germany remilitarizes the Rhineland, again with Soviet support, but also due to the Second Italo-Ethiopian War.

1936-1938: Germany and the Soviet Union send support to the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War.

1938: Germany and the Soviet Union sign an alliance treaty despite Western opposition. The Sudetenland becomes part of Germany later that year (due to the infamous Munich Agreement), almost completing the KPD's agenda to unite all German peoples under communism.

1939: Germany and the Soviet Union invade Poland on 1 September, right after Czechoslovakia is divided between them. Britain and France declare war on them, causing the exiled CDU and the PCF to merge and flee to Britain and later America and starting World War 2. After defeating Poland in just a week, Germany and the Soviet Union proceed to start the Winter War and defeating Finland by the end of the year.


1940: With Finland defeated and part of the Soviet Union, Germany and the USSR pressure Hungary, Romania, and later Bulgaria to join their side (Comintern) or be conquered. Yugoslavia also joins for a few days before a coup deposes the leader and causes Yugoslavia to leave Comintern.

Seeing this, Germany, Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria proceed to invade Yugoslavia and partition it, with some land going directly to neighbouring Comintern countries and the rest being divided into puppet states. Germany also invades Norway and Denmark.

Sweden is almost invaded, but then requests an alliance in return for Aland. The USSR agrees, but on the condition that Sweden must also go communist. Sweden agrees, and the king of Sweden becomes the Swedish national premier.

Later, in June, Soviet, German and Spanish forces invade France and quickly defeat it using a new German-developed strategy called blitzkreig. For the rest of the year, Britain is constantly bombed day and night.

Also, Italy invades Greece in late October, but later agrees to a ceasefire after Greece successfully pushes back the Italian troops. The two countries proceed to remain neutral until 1942.

1941: For most of the year, Britain is under constant pressure to surrender. Even worse, Japan joins Comintern in March because they and the Chinese Communists have a common enemy: the Kuomintang Chinese government. However, this proves to be a stroke of "luck" in December when Japan attacks the American naval base of Pearl Harbor, causing America to declare war on Japan and Comintern to declare war on America to save their ally.

1942: Anglo-American troops make landings in eastern Siberia. Italy agrees to help defeat Comintern as long as they are allowed to keep their political system. Greece also volunteers to join the Allies. Vichy French troops are defeated in Africa by Anglo-Italian troops and switch sides. Northern Italy is invaded, but Italy creates a defensive line.

1943: American troops finally arrive in Africa. They are soon transferred to Italy and Greece along with lots of Anglo-Italian troops. The combined Allied armies liberate northern Italy, southern France, Corsica, Sardinia, all of Yugoslavia, and capture most of Bulgaria, Austria, and Hungary, and all of Spain.

By the end of the year, Allied troops are at the gates of Vienna, Budapest, Sofia and Bukharest. Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania agree to switch sides, confessing that they aren't even communist and were only pressured into joining Comintern.

1944: Allied troops land on Normandy and northern France is liberated. Soon, the Low Countries are also liberated and the Allies push on Germany from the west and south. Landings are made on Norway and Sweden switches sides, reverting to the monarchy and invading Soviet Russian Finland, much to the delight of local Finnish guerrillas and civilians.

1945: Allied troops from eastern Siberia finally reach the Urals and gather along the mountain range while also occupying most of northern Siberia, where the Soviet military presence is weak. Meanwhile, Germany is under constant bombing and the Allied troops have liberated all of pre-1938 Czechoslovakia.

And as the Allies push on Berlin, certain members of the KPD are killed in a bombing. Later, the KPD party leader is killed in a artillery bombardment, collapsing Germany. The CDU is sent to Germany to restore order and the pre-war democratic system. The German public is forced to see how political opponents are treated and realise what they had voted for back in 1933.

They promise never to let something like that happen ever again in Germany and the Federal Republic of Germany is restored. Meanwhile, Allied troops liberate Denmark and Poland. By the end of the year, most of eastern Europe is under Allied control.

1946: The Allies start a major offensive to defeat the Soviets after Japan surrendered in 1945 due to the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Meanwhile in Asia, there is a major crackdown on the Chinese Communists while a new Korean Republic is created, European colonies are restored, and Japan is placed under American occupation.

By the end of the year, the Allies have reached and captured Stalingrad and the Caucasus, but the Soviets refuse to surrender until Sweden captures Leningrad and the rest of the Allies capture Moscow. Stalingrad is later renamed Volgorad and Leningrad is renamed St. Petersburg.

Post-WW2 Europe

1947: Germany regains the Polish Corridor and keeps Austria and Czechia (the new name of Bohemia). And Poland gains all of Lithuania and reforms the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth to compensate for the loss of the Corridor.

Meanwhile, Sweden creates the Scandinavian Union consisting of pre-war Sweden, Norway, and Finland. The rest of the borders are reverted to 1939 borders, with Slovakia gaining independence, Spain reverting to a monarchy, and Russia becoming a federal republic.


1950: Italy, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, and later Greece sign the Pact of Steel, creating the Axis of Fascism.

1951: America, Britain, France, and Germany sign the North Atlantic Treaty, creating NATO and starting the Cold War.

1952: Spain, Portugal, and the Low Countries join NATO.

1953: Turkey, Slovakia, and Poland join the Axis. Russia joins NATO.

1954: Denmark and the Scandinavian Union join NATO.

1955: Italy successfully tests an atomic bomb, turning the Cold War nuclear and creating the idea of M.A.D.

1957: Due to the city of Rome becoming symbolic of Fascism, the Pope moves the main Catholic Church to Berlin, where he is welcomed by Hitler, and the Roman Catholic Church is renamed the Berlinian Catholic Church.

1959: Cuba has a revolution. Due to communism no longer having any power, Fidel Castro turns to fascism instead.


1962: The Cuban Missile Crisis becomes the first major confrontation of the Cold War. In the end, President Kennedy convinces Mussolini to send the missiles back, but Cuba remains a major issue until the end of the Cold War.

1964: Ethiopia gains independence from Italy after a bloody war causing high casualties on both sides.

1966: Turkey opens up to the West a little too much for Mussolini's liking. The Turkish leader is replaced by another person handpicked by Rome.

1969: Libya gains independence after another bloody war, causing Italy to no longer have a foothold in Africa.


1972: Mussolini dies on July 30, right after his 89th birthday.

1974: Taking advantage of the political turmoil in Italy after Mussolini's death, democratic and monarchist groups in Greece seize control of Athens and declare the Federal Monarchy of Greece. By the time Italy recovers in 1975, Greece has already left the Axis and joined NATO, so Italy lets it slide to prevent WW3.


1980: Ronald Reagan is elected President of the USA. He immediately adopts a tougher stance against the Axis and greatly increases American military spending, convincing Mussolini's successors that the Cold War is no longer winnable.

1983: Italy gets a new leader, who Reagan convinces to allow a Michael Jackson concert tour of all the Axis countries, which are shocked, excited, and inspired by Jackson's innovative dancing.

1985: Italy gets another new leader, with whom Reagan develops a very close relationship as he did with Gorbachev in OTL. Meanwhile, Hitler dies at age 96, having lived a long, fulfilling life as a Christian.

1989: The Axis starts collapsing as Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary leave it to join NATO. Italian republicans protest against the monarchy, which they see as a publicity stunt covering up the police state controlling Italy.


1990: Romania, Bulgaria, and Turkey leave the Axis, leaving only the politically troubled Italy and the collapsing Yugoslavia. Various Slavic ethnic groups such as the Slovenes, Croats, and Macedonians start declaring independence from Yugoslavia, and the Yugoslav Wars start like in OTL. On Christmas Day 1990, the Axis is dissolved and Italy becomes a republic, ending the Cold War.

1991-2001: The Yugoslav Wars take place.


2001: The 9/11 attacks take place as in OTL.

2008: Barack Obama is elected President of the USA.

2009: Michael Jackson dies.


2016: Donald Trump is elected President of the USA and proceeds to build a wall on the US-Mexico border, telling Mexico to pay for it.

2018: Due to the absence of North Korea in this ATL, Trump can't accomplish a foreign policy breakthrough to boost his popularity, and so is impeached in 2018.

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