Incredible so far! I like how, first of all, you gave the OTL story to get everyone up to date, and then asked "What if...", thus firmly establishing the POD. It's a good way to get everyone into the story. You do a great job with writing as if these things actually happened. Your articles resemble real Wikipedia articles. Perhaps best of all, you don't have just one main page and then a bunch of stubs that are never to be fleshed out, but instead you do things right the first time. I hope to see more! By the way, I made a redirect page called "Fall Grun" (without the umlaut), as they have in the Wikipedia article, so that I and others can more quickly and easily find this when typing it into the search box. --Riction 10:39, 13 February 2008 (UTC)
I can see the immediate consequences of the POD, but are there any long-term changes to history, from WWII to beyond?
- The reason I avoided including long-term changes is that they would become too speculative - while it is easier to predict a short conflict and its immediate aftermath while remaining relatively realistic, a broader aftermath would, as I already said, easilly become too speculative.
- However, my Deutschland siegt an allen Fronten storyline's POD is the Fall Grün storyline.
- Realismadder 19:25, December 20, 2009 (UTC)
What if ...
I have been looking at Czechoslovakia's impressive military preparations - fortifications and armaments - and my "what if?" query is:
What if the western allies (France and the UK) plus Belgium, Holland and Poland (the latter having satisfactorily clarified its border claims) had said "no" to Hitler in 1938 and had pledged to go to war in case of a German attack on Czechoslovakia.
I am also assuming that Italy, while supporting Germany diplomatically, would stay out of the war because of its existing commitments in Spain, Africa and (later) Albania, while the western allies would possibly support what was left of the Spanish Republic, against the Nationalists supported by Italy and Germany.
Have you considered this scenario?
It entails of course a change in leadership in both France and England (Churchill, of course).
That line about Poland in the second paragraph looks totally out of place.
Doesn't have to be Churchill... Could have been someone else?
Have you ever read Harry Turtledove's The War that Came Early? The series ponders the exact same question that you did.