Valhalla '42: Bundesrepublik Europa overviewBundesrepublik EuropaValhalla '42: Bundesrepublik Europa overview by Salamander7734
Head of state:
- President Éliane Daladier
- Chancellor Erwin Rommel
Politics: Liberal Social Nationalism.
Towards the end of may 1941 Europe held its breath. Hitler was dead along with most of his government and Germany was at war, not with an external power like Britain or Russia, but with itself. After the battles of Berlin and Charmes there could be no doubt that the military coup d'etat launched by Himmler had failed in its mission to secure the Reichstag for him.
It was no surprise that the armed resistance attempted by Erwin Rommel was imitated by units of Heer, Kriegsmarine, Luftwaffe and the elite Valkyries. He had gained great fame and admiration from those he lead through the first few years of the Second Great War.
As Heer units withdrew from Germany and towards Paris, where Rommel had set up his headquarters, they liberated many concentration camps. Though they had of course known something was
1200 - Orthodox christianity spreads to Russia via greece.
1234 - Reformation of Asatru church, high priest of Suabia becomes head of the Asatru church. Treaty signed to prevent holy wars between the catholic church and the Asatrians, holy wars continue with the orthodox church to the east
1937 - Hindenburg doesn't crash. Airship development continues.
1941 May 14th - Hitler is killed along with most of his government by an explosive device from an unknown source.
1941 May 15th - Himmler begins to marshall the SS in a military coup to try and take control of the Third Reich. Confusion follows, especially in the capital, as SS Storm Troopers begin to disarm reservist units. Information given to the Wehrmacht is limited.
1941 May 18th-19th - Erwin Rommel, fearing that the atrocities that he had so long protested over would become worse, gathers his HQ staff in Berlin and attempts a surprise assassination on Himmler. Though the attempt fails it sparks the Battle of Berlin, which turns the confusion of the last few days into outright violence as the SS open fire on remaining Wehrmacht and Reservist forces. Though the Wehrmacht and Reservists are slaughtered they manage to get the message out to Wehrmacht outside Berlin of what has happened. Rommel manages to escape heading for Paris.
1941 May 20th - With information about the Battle of Berlin leaking out Wehrmacht units begin to mutiny. Pretty soon France is under the control of the Wehrmacht, with all SS forces ordered to surrender. Running battles break out in France.
1941 May 21st - The Wehrmacht 7th Panzer Divison engage the SS 2nd Panzer Divison 'Das Riech' as it attempts to force its way east back into Germany. Within 48 hours Das Riech is wiped out, though the Wehrmacht's famous and proud 'Ghost Division' takes heavy casualties. This full on engagement sparks the beginning of all out war between German forces in Germany and France.