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GeneralHelghast OP wrote

In the East Coast, a fundamentalist group known as the Brotherhood of the Lamb, led by a disgraced Protestant pastor named Joseph Windcliff, seceded from the union in 1925 for unknown reasons and now seeks to build a theocratic regime based on traditionalism, patriarchy, Anti-Catholic sentiment, racial equality, and a staunch belief in creationism. Some of the more extreme members of the cult wish to the rest of the Union flock to their banner and will stop at nothing to spread terror into the nation in order to bring about their mad vision of a New Jerusalem. Women are enslaved and are forbidden to read or write whereas non-Protestants are forced to either recant their views and convert or be sent into forced labor.

In 1927, six years since its victory at the end of the Polish-Soviet War, Poland now faced an economic crisis that still threatens to divide society between the pro-Trotskyist Polish Communist Party, the pragmatic, pro-Orthodox Polish Monarchist Movement, the pro-Catholic, classical fascist Polish Falangist Party, the fundamentalist Polish Orthodox Brotherhood, the predominately Germanic and antisemitic Nationalist-Darwinist League of Teutonic Workers, and the neopagan Nationalist-Fideist People's Party of Poland. By 1930, President Ignacy Mościcki now faces the hard choice of either succumb to any one of the extremist groups or call for the formation of a political coalition government between the liberals, socialists, social democrats, and conservatives in order to counter the increase threats from within. The leader of the Nationalist-Fideist People's Party, Jan Stachniuk, opposes the presence of Christianity and declares that then only way to return the country to its former glory is to abolish any and all Abrahamic religions and endorse the return of ancient Slavic traditions under his proposed Slavic Faith Plan. He also claims that the Baltic and Jewish peoples are racially "inferior" to the Slavs and should therefore be placed in bondage as beasts of burden. The German minority, who are entranced by the NDLTW's racist ideology, declare that Poland was originally part of the German homeland until it was stolen from them by ancient Slavic tribes all while calling for the enslavement of the "barbaric" Poles.

With Sorona being an independent country under US protection in 1921, the Mexican people soon come to view Christianity as a weakness that has kept them from making themselves into a well-developed nation, pressuring them into siding the Neo-Aztec Party led by Nationalist-Fideist philosopher, Eztli Diaz, who had seized power in 1930. Being a war veteran who volunteered as a Confederate soldier during the First Great War and an admirer of pre-Columbian, he came to the conclusion that Mexico had been robbed of its "glorious past" by Christianity, believing that a return to the old ways would solidify the nation as a rising power. After seizing power, Christianity is declared illegal, along with homosexuality and Communism, whereas Aztec polytheism is declared the state religion. By 1925, the newly formed Greater Aztec Empire has formed an alliance with the Norse Federation, seeking to conquer Central America, re-unite Sorona by force, if necessary, and reclaim the lands that they believed the United States had stolen from them back in 1848. By 1926 towards 1931, with international economic aid from the weary French, the Greater Aztec Empire became sightly more industrialized with a modernized military at its disposal all while rounding up suspected enemies of the state and repressing women's rights. Unlike their Norse counterparts, however, they are a bit hesitant in commencing the reinstitution of human sacrifice as a religious ritual, although a few proponents exist within Eztil's inner circle.

While Japan's begins to expand its military power in order and promotes State Shinto as the state religion, Chiang Kai-shek's Republic of China (which is slightly more industrialized than in the OTL) is dragged in a civil war against the pro-monarchist Imperial Boxers' Society in the south and the pro-communist People's Republic of China under Mao Zehdong in the north. Yet a Nationalist-Darwinist movement under the leadership of Hong Kong native Lawrence Shang Li seeks to seize power and unify the country all while planning for its restoration as a mighty empire in the Far East. A devout Taoist with high admiration for Western culture and a longing for the return of China's former glory, Shang Li intends to industrialize and militarize the Chinese people and blames the Mongolians, Buddhists, Slavs, Jews, and Muslims for the plight of the Han people, who he views as the "rightful master race of East Asia." He holds friendly relations with Fuhrer Kranz and secretly wishes for the German government to ditch the Japanese in favor of the Chinese. In his view, Korea, Mongolia, Tibet, the Amur Basin, Manchuria, and Tannu Tuvan are destined to be annexed into the restored Chinese Empire that he wishes to bring about into the world and will stop at nothing to fulfill his mad dream, even if it means committing heinous atrocities against the very people that he deems "inferior" to the Han race. At the same time, the Taoist Party of China led by Zhi Ruo Zhou (aka: the Cleopatra of the East) seeks to gain political control of the country and rid it of the Christians, Jews, and Buddhists that they blame for the imperialist take over of their country by the European powers.

In the British Isles, the United States, Australia, Canada, Finland, and Switzerland, the predominately Protestant fundamentalist groups are a more popular choice for people involved in the far-right politics of this alternate universe. India gains independence from English rule in 1925 only to a civil war that divides the country into a pro-government east and an Islamic fundamentalist west. Scotland refused to unite with England in the 18th century due to the death of King James I of England years earlier, leaving a Scottish noble to take over the throne (hence, no 1707 Act of Union). By the events of the First Great War, Scotland remained neutral from the conflict, although there were sympathizers of the Confederate States within the country. However, a few Scottish nobles were exiled for being sympathizers to the English and are thus exiled into England. The far-right Nationalist-Fideist Legion of Caledonia, led by William Weir Gilmour, secretly conspires with the Norwegians in their attempts to take over the Scottish nation and restore the Celtic pagan culture, along with the forced expulsion of the English from the British Isles into the Americas.

The English Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, has three years left in his days in office as Oswald Mosley's Union of British Fascists, Clement Attlee's Labour Party, and Neville Chamberlain's Conservative Party prepare for the coming election to determine the fate of English democracy and the empire. At the same time, a Christian fundamentalist movement known as the English Puritan League seeks to overthrow the monarchy and establish a theocratic dictatorship in order to ban the teaching of evolution, enforce British Israelism, abolish titles of nobility, promote patriarchal restrictions against women, and isolate the country from the outside world, including the English colonies scattered across the world. Its leader, Alexander James Ferris, claims that Israelites were ancestors of the British and Scandinavian and that the Jews are actually the cursed, inbred descendants of Cain (a belief that most Englishmen view as "complete nonsense") all while denouncing modernism as the "nest of all Satanic evils." In Churchill's place, due to his death in the Battle of Tannenburg, Henry Tandey (who spared Hitler during WWI both in this timeline and in the original) has decided to take action against the growing threat of Nationalist-Darwist Germany by forming the Collectivist-Syndicalist Workers' Party of Britain with the dream of riding the world of fascism, religion, communism, Darwinian thinking, racism, antisemitism, and capitalism and replace it all with a utopian society based on an atheistic Lamarckian worldview.


GeneralHelghast OP wrote

Since the Napoleonic Wars, France has become a constitutional monarchy under a restored Bourbon dynasty and has remained since as to opposed to in the OTL, thanks in part to republican rebels being arrested by the king. By the time of the mid 19th and early 20th centuries, the country is also a liberal democracy and its current ruler, King Jean I (Jean of Orléans in the OTL), has given refuge to escaping Jews and homosexuals from the Nationalist-Darwinist government in Germany. They ended up incorporating the tricolor of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Eagle in order to satisfy the nationalist members of French society and prevent a republic and/or fascist take over. Much like in the Original timeline, they have built the Maginot Defensive Line in the hope of preventing German forces from invading French lands via the German region Alsace-Lorraine, although a few critics believe that they underestimate Fuhrer Kranz's determination to enslave Europe. Within the streets of Paris, a secretive, pro-Trotsky Communist movement is hellbent on igniting an unlikely overthrow of the French monarchy, even if it means starting a bloody civil war, though this isn unlikely. For most of the people of the country, however, the Bourbons are their last hope against the growing tide of fascism in Europe. Yet within the country, the French Popular Party led by Philippe Pétain and his heir, Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, seeks to bring an end to the monarchy and seize power before their Communist rivals can, vowing to stop at nothing to aid Fuhrer Kranz in his campaign to remove the Jews from Europe. The FPP also seeks to launch a civil war within the Dominion of Canada by arming Quebec separatists who are sympathetic to their cause. In French Indochina, Vietnamese Marxists, backed by Leon Trotsky, are beginning to organize and start bloody rebellions throughout the colony, bringing French influence in the region into question. The current prime minister, Léon Blum, is desperately trying to maintain order in the streets of Paris as political factions threaten to destabilize Anglo-French defenses along the eastern borders of the French country, although it is doubtful that a civil war will ever occur, as stated earlier.

In this alternate universe, Jet-based aircraft are developed and used by the major powers of the world in like the late 1920's, which is earlier than how the first jet-engine took flight in August 27, 1939 of our timeline. In this same universe that I wish to become a mod, Nikolai Tesla becomes more successful and his inventions end up making the world slightly more advanced as well as the reason why the Anglo-French-German Alliance won the First Great War in the first place. Also, in this alternate universe, especially with the Protestant Reformation having little affect on Germany thanks to Luther's banishment, Galileo Galilei and other supporters of the heliocentric model are not censored or excommunicated by the church as opposed to in the OTL, the reason being that in the latter of the two timelines, the Catholic Church's experience with dealing with the rise of Protestantism and its literalist interpretation of scripture made them fearful of losing followers. In this universe that I am proposing, the Catholic Church is divided into traditionalists, who are the conservative bunch, the pro-liberal reformists, and the nostalgic, clerical-eugenicist movement called the Clerical Darwinists, who adopt Darwinian evolution as part of their social-Darwinist interpretation of scripture and promote a return to the glory days of the Crusader Knights (ex. Knights Templar, Teutonic Knights). But, of course, I think that the Catholic Church in this universe doesn't have a country of its own, and I don't recommend making them their own country separate from Italy, but it holds great influence throughout the world nevertheless. In this universe, the major powers also have access to Tesla-styled power armor, which are used by elite regiments of each country's respective military. Most Conservative Protestants, particularly in United States in this universe, are more skeptical about heliocentrism and evolution and hold on to the belief that the Earth is a flat, 6000-year-old disc. the European Protestants, though more accepting of evolution, still feel distrustful towards heliocentrism, viewing it as a "Catholic contradiction" to passages in the Protestant Bible.

The Germans and their Italian allies soon join forces with a vengeful Confederate States of America, a growing Japanese Empire (led by Hideki Tojo), an embittered Spain, and a nostalgic Sweden as the world gets closer towards the brink of another world war.

Intro Theme:

the World in 1934

Starting Factions

Allied Forces:

United Kingdom of England and Wales

Kingdom of France


Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Turkish Soviet Socialist Republic

Berlin-Rome Pact:

Nationalist Darwinist Germany/Greater German Reich

Fascist Italy

The Black Pact:

Norse Federation

Greater Aztec Empire


*Liberalism (Same as OTL Liberalism)

*Conservatism (Same as OTL Conservatism)

*Social Democracy (Same as OTL Social Democracy)

*Reactionary Democracy (A Reactionary form of direct democracy based on traditional values and staunch, anti-immigrant rhetoric)

*Fundamentalism (Same as OTL Fundamentalism)

*Classical Fascism (Mostly like OTL Fascism, but more into culture than race; very patriarchal and traditionalist mixed with militarism)

*Nationalist-Fideist (Alternative form of fascism based on Neopaganism, Occultism, Militarism, Traditionalism, Ultranationalism, Homophobia, Antisemitism, Patriarchy, Spiritual Racism, Anti-Christianity, Antisemitism, Islamophobia, Anti-Buddhism, and Fideism)

*National-Darwinism (Alternative form of fascism based on Antisemitism, Social Darwinism, Technocracy, Stratocracy, Militarism, Homophobia, Eugenics, Scientific Racism, Völkisch Catholicism (Germany, France, Ireland, and Italy only), Völkisch Atheism (England only), and Ultranationalism mixed with very progressive views on women's rights.)

*Socialism (Same as the one in the OTL).

*Collectivist-Syndicalism (Far-Left, militaristic alternative to normal Communism that involves a hierarchal system based on military rank instead of wealth or race and is very socially progressive; they oppose religion and Darwinian evolution in favor of an atheistic Lamarkian worldview.)

*Communism (Same as in the OTL, but only more Trotskyist and imperialist)

*Absolute Monarchism

*Constitutional Monarchism

*Neo-Nepotism (Basically, an aristocratic oligarchy run by family members, relatives, and friends.)

Start Date: 1934 (option 1)

End Date: 1956

I'm not good at modding on HOI4, so I'm wondering if anyone else can make it possible.