Alternative History

I added a possibilty for an National-Socialist coup d'etat in 1987 by a group of disapointed (Polish) nazi's. It would make Poland an isolated state (something like OTL Belarus) --H2o-s 16:36, 21 May 2005 (UTC)

Belarus? You're all f@#%&ing crazy. I like bananas too. Hani.MD 12:42, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
What is crazy about that?

Well, I added a little more history of Poland during the occupation. Compare Poland in 1938, with Belarus OTL. You can see that already half of Belarus was in pre-WWII Poland (as well as part of OTL Ukraine). Now, the 1986 situation in the CPW timeline is that neither Poland nor Belarus/Bielorussia/White Russia exist as a political entity, they are just integral parts of the Third Reich, with Slavs as second rate citizens. Very few Germans would care by then on the differences between a Pole and a White Russian, so they group together those two nations and declare it as the new Poland. (Actually it has historical bases: 1918 White Russia was part of the Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth up to 1790.)

Now, the situation: as part of the settlement with Britain, Germany had to free Poland. But there was no Poland in 1986. They had to reconstruct something that would resemble 1939 borders and that have some significant Polish population. Germany is far from an unconditional surrender, so they can have some authonomy in defining the new Poland.

Now, this new Poland has areas with Polish majorities, parts with majorities by some other non-Arian ethnicity, but also some places with German majorities. But despite the majorities, in all areas the ethnic Germans are the dominant class.

In other places of the Reich, in which the Germans were the majority, they had moved away from National-Socialist ideals, and the civil war was eroding the Nazi regime and support. However the German minorities in Poland had embraced Nazism as a protection to the hordes of barbarians the had to live with. In places like Ukraine or Galicia they would not matter: Ethnic Germans were so few that they did not threatened the new dominant classes. However in Poland, the ethnic Germans would be something between 35% and 45% population, and by far the most educated and capable so, therefore, they could still be dominant even if they were not the majority.

However, this new German-Polish National-Socialism is much less anti-Slav than earlier Third Reich nazism. Poles and other ethnicities are not second-class citizens, at least in theory.

--Carlos Th (talk) 04:56, 7 July 2007 (UTC)