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| style="color:#000;" | <div id="mp-tfa" style="padding:2px 5px">This timeline explores the global history after the {{w|Central Powers}} win the {{w|First World War}} (1914-1918). The Central Powers had key opportunities to win World War I. If coordinated properly or if the code book had been destroyed the German Navy may have broken the {{w|Blockade of Germany|British blockade}}, Mexico may have been able to hold out if they {{w|Zimmermann Telegram|entered the war on the side of the Central Powers}} or the {{w|American entry into World War I|United States remained neutral}}, occupied eastern Europe could have sent men to fight as reinforcements or reserves. The {{w|Easter Rising|revolts in Ireland}} could have caused the British to pull out. These events as well as others shaped the tide of the war.
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| style="color:#000;" | <div id="mp-tfa" style="padding:2px 5px">This has been a hobby of mine since 2009. It gained momentum on the [https://althistory.fandom.com/wiki/Central_Victory| Althistory Wiki]. This timeline explores as much as possible global history after the {{w|Central Powers}} win the {{w|First World War}} (1914-1918). The Central Powers had key opportunities to win World War I. If coordinated properly or if the code book had been destroyed the German Navy may have broken the {{w|Blockade of Germany|British blockade}}, Mexico may have been able to hold out if they {{w|Zimmermann Telegram|entered the war on the side of the Central Powers}} or the {{w|American entry into World War I|United States remained neutral}}, occupied eastern Europe could have sent men to fight as reinforcements or reserves. The {{w|Easter Rising|revolts in Ireland}} could have caused the British to pull out. These events as well as others shaped the tide of the war.
   
I choose to use wikipedia templates and articles as a base for my timeline because not only does this make it easier to catalog everything, but I think it adds a bit extra to the timeline. As in this is basically the wikipedia of this world. Now admiringly not all events mentioned throughout this timeline are 100% accurate or possible even if things were different. New insight on the war is released all the time and it is hard to pin point when a decisive point of divergence could be, so bare with me and enjoy this timeline.</div>
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I choose to use Wikipedia templates and articles as a base for my timeline because not only does this make it easier to catalog everything, but I think it adds a bit extra to the timeline. As this is basically the Wikipedia of this world. Now I admit, not all events mentioned throughout this timeline are 100% accurate or possible even if things were different. New insight on the war or the countries are released all the time and it is hard to pin point when a decisive point of divergence could be, so bare with me and enjoy this timeline.</div>
 
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| style="color:#000; padding:2px 5px 5px;" | <div id="mp-dyk">In June 1914 the world was ruled by [[wikipedia:Historical powers|great empires]], and the ideals of [[wikipedia:nationalism|nationalism]] and [[wikipedia:Democracy|democracy]] ran wild on the streets of [[wikipedia:Europe|Europe]] and [[wikipedia:Russia|Russia]]. But these ideals were strongest in Serbia's desire to create a united south-Slav state. In our timeline these ideals reached a boiling point and finally one of the greatest wars of all time broke out. The war was fought by the [[wikipedia:Central Powers|Triple Alliance (Central Powers)]] and the [[wikipedia:Allies of World War I|Triple Entente (Allied Powers)]] between 1914 and 1918. With the war ending in 1918 resulting in the defeat of the Central Powers and the Treaty of Versailles being enforced on the losers. Resulting in bitterness and hatred and 20 years later a second world war that was far more terrible than the first.
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| style="color:#000; padding:2px 5px 5px;" | <div id="mp-dyk">In June 1914 the world was ruled by {{w|Historical powers|great empires}}, and the ideals of {{w|nationalism}} and {{w|democracy}} ran wild on the streets of {{w|Europe}} and {{w|Russia}}. But these ideals were strongest in Serbia's desire to create a united south-Slav state. In our timeline these ideals reached a boiling point and finally one of the brutal wars of all time broke out. The war was fought by the {{w|Central Powers|Triple Alliance (Central Powers)}} and the {{w|Allies of World War I|Triple Entente (Allied Powers)}} between 1914 and 1918. With the war ending in 1918 resulting in the defeat of the Central Powers and the Treaty of Versailles. Resulting in bitterness and hatred and 20 years later a second world war that was far more terrible than the first.
   
The main shift in the timeline I have found to be in the {{w|Battle of Jutland}} in 1916. In this battle {{w|Reinhard Scheer}} succeeded in destroying more British ships giving the [[Imperial German Navy|German Navy]] a huge morale boost. This resulted in the [[Action of 19 August 1916|August 19 action]] being more bold and successfully breaking the British Blockade. Resulting in a decrease in {{w|unrestricted submarine warfare}} and keeping the [[United States]] {{w|neutral}}. Without American support in Europe and the [[Russian Revolution|collapse of the Russian Empire]], Allied morale suffered a fatal blow. The [[Central Powers]] managed to beat the Allied armies in the [[Western Front (World War I)|west]] with the [[Spring Offensive]]. One by one the Allies signed an {{w|armistice}} with the Central Powers, the war ending on 13 August 1918.</div>
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The main shift in the timeline I believe to be at the {{w|Pless conference}} in 1917. It was this conference between the German military, civilian government and [[Wilhelm II, German Emperor|Kaiser Wilhelm II]] that in our timeline saw the resumption on {{w|unrestricted submarine warfare}}. Due to his earlier commitment to a policy of moderation the Kaiser, uncharacteristically, sides with [[Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg|Bethmann-Hollweg]] who opposed the Navy's plan. This does not result in any immediate changes to the war, it is pivitol in keeping the [[United States]] {{w|neutral}}. Without American support in Europe and the [[Russian Revolution|collapse of the Russian Empire]], Allied morale would suffer a fatal blow.
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The Germans would inflict more damage on the Allied armies in the [[Western Front (World War)|west]] with their 1918 [[Spring Offensive]]. While never capturing Paris, the French government evacuates and replaces [[Georges Clemenceau]] with the more conciliatory [[Aristide Briand]]. Calls by [[Ferdinand Foch]] for a counter-attack would be denied because of the government would fear another [[1917 French Army mutinies|mutiny in the French Army]]. Briand would consult with the other Allies over the summer to determine if they'd agree to an armistice with the Central Powers. The [[United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland|United Kingdom]] would agree due an ongoing [[Conscription Crisis of 1918|crisis in Ireland over conscription]]. [[Kingdom of Italy (1861-1946)|Italy]], still recovering from [[Battle of Caporetto|Caporetto]], agreed when it became clear that without support from it's allies offensive action by Italy with success assured would be impossible.
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With the major Entente Powers in agreement, the smaller powers fell in line. An [[Armistice of 6 September 1918|armistice]] between all the belligerent nations on 6 September 1918. The [[Lausanne Peace Conference]] results in a [[Treaty of Lausanne|treaty]] that officially ends the war in 1919.</div>
 
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Latest revision as of 20:21, 25 August 2021

Welcome to the main page for Central Victory,
an encyclopedia that I have pieced together on an alternate history of the world after World War I.
35 articles in English
  • Nations
  • Geopolitics
  • Organizations
  • History
  • Current events

Introduction

This has been a hobby of mine since 2009. It gained momentum on the Althistory Wiki. This timeline explores as much as possible global history after the Central Powers win the First World War (1914-1918). The Central Powers had key opportunities to win World War I. If coordinated properly or if the code book had been destroyed the German Navy may have broken the British blockade, Mexico may have been able to hold out if they entered the war on the side of the Central Powers or the United States remained neutral, occupied eastern Europe could have sent men to fight as reinforcements or reserves. The revolts in Ireland could have caused the British to pull out. These events as well as others shaped the tide of the war. I choose to use Wikipedia templates and articles as a base for my timeline because not only does this make it easier to catalog everything, but I think it adds a bit extra to the timeline. As this is basically the Wikipedia of this world. Now I admit, not all events mentioned throughout this timeline are 100% accurate or possible even if things were different. New insight on the war or the countries are released all the time and it is hard to pin point when a decisive point of divergence could be, so bare with me and enjoy this timeline.

Point of Divergence

In June 1914 the world was ruled by great empires, and the ideals of nationalism and democracy ran wild on the streets of Europe and Russia. But these ideals were strongest in Serbia's desire to create a united south-Slav state. In our timeline these ideals reached a boiling point and finally one of the brutal wars of all time broke out. The war was fought by the Triple Alliance (Central Powers) and the Triple Entente (Allied Powers) between 1914 and 1918. With the war ending in 1918 resulting in the defeat of the Central Powers and the Treaty of Versailles. Resulting in bitterness and hatred and 20 years later a second world war that was far more terrible than the first.

The main shift in the timeline I believe to be at the Pless conference in 1917. It was this conference between the German military, civilian government and Kaiser Wilhelm II that in our timeline saw the resumption on unrestricted submarine warfare. Due to his earlier commitment to a policy of moderation the Kaiser, uncharacteristically, sides with Bethmann-Hollweg who opposed the Navy's plan. This does not result in any immediate changes to the war, it is pivitol in keeping the United States neutral. Without American support in Europe and the collapse of the Russian Empire, Allied morale would suffer a fatal blow.

The Germans would inflict more damage on the Allied armies in the west with their 1918 Spring Offensive. While never capturing Paris, the French government evacuates and replaces Georges Clemenceau with the more conciliatory Aristide Briand. Calls by Ferdinand Foch for a counter-attack would be denied because of the government would fear another mutiny in the French Army. Briand would consult with the other Allies over the summer to determine if they'd agree to an armistice with the Central Powers. The United Kingdom would agree due an ongoing crisis in Ireland over conscription. Italy, still recovering from Caporetto, agreed when it became clear that without support from it's allies offensive action by Italy with success assured would be impossible.

With the major Entente Powers in agreement, the smaller powers fell in line. An armistice between all the belligerent nations on 6 September 1918. The Lausanne Peace Conference results in a treaty that officially ends the war in 1919.

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