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« on: March 16, 2017, 06:23:07 PM »

For our Pulp games we want a world without Nazi's, more like that of "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow." So I created the following alternative History where the Great War was shorter and less horrible:
1930’s Pulp World

Starting with the German - American Venezuela Conflict of 1902-03 (where a failed German naval attempt to invade the New England Coast lead to closer ties between Imperial Germany and Great Britain) through the Sino Imperial Revolution of 1919-23, the first decades of the 20th Century were rampant with large and small wars.  The biggest of these was the Great War of October 1912-January 1914.
The Great War began in the Balkans as yet another conflict between petty kingdoms, the war quickly escalated into a Worldwide conflict between two powerful coalitions, the Imperial German-British Alliance (including Nuevo Imperial Turkey, New Belgium Empire & the Kingdom of Bulgaria) and the French, Serbian, Russian Entente (including the Kingdom of Romania, Kingdom of Greece and Kingdom of Denmark).
Early defeats lead to the “November  Revolution” of 1913 within the Russian Empire. The mysterious disappearance of Tsar Nicholas II and his children in mid-1914, helped to rally much needed peasant support for the remaining Romanov family and prolonged the bloody conflict until a tentative cease fire was declared in 1921. With Russia divided into Bolshevist and Imperial factions and American lack of interest in joining the Alliance or the Entente, a peace that would preserve the European Empires was negotiated in the January of 1914.  Another causality of the Great War was the French Republic which had once again failed to defeat Germany.  With popular acclaim, the latest Bonaparte, Victor Napoleon IV, was welcomed as the newest ruler of the French Empire.
By the late ‘20’s the major powers had recovered enough from the ravages of the Great War for international greed to again rear its ugly head in the colonial frontiers of the World.  Large numbers of former military units from all the Great War combatants have formed themselves into mercenary bands of every quality and type ready to fight for hirer by the highest bidder. Small conflicts, similar to the innumerable ones of Victorian Era have erupted around the globe. These small conflicts with limited goals and even more limited forces have become the focus of governments that want to avoid at all costs another catastrophe like the Great War that smashed the Romanov Empire. Fear of another Great War II has led to small unit actions becoming the norm for the World Players.  Losses are light, “deniability” is high and the Empires survive-the Great Game continues.
1930 World Players
Austro Hungarian Empire (Emperor Franz-Ferdinand)
Bolshevist Russian States (General Secretary Leon Trotsky)
French Empire (Emperor Victor Napoleon IV [1915-1930]/Emperor Jerome Napoleon VI [1930-present] and Président du Conseil Pierre-Paul-Henri-Gaston Doumergue: Republican-Socialist)
Greater Bulgar-Romani Empire (Tsar Ferdinand)
Holy Portuguese–Spanish Empire (Manuel II, By the Grace of God, King of Portugal-Spain and the Algarves)
Imperial Chinese Semi-Autonomous Zone (Great Emperor of China Yuan Shikai & Crown Prince Yuan Kewen)
Imperial Brazil (Supremo Geral Imperador Augusto Tasso Fragoso)
Imperial Britain (King-Emperor George V)
Imperial Germany (Kaiser Wilhelm III)
Imperial Italy (Caesar Vittorio Emanuele III)
Imperial Nippon (124th Emperor- “Hirohito”)
Imperial Russia (Tsar Michael II)
Kingdom & Empire of the Netherlands (Queen Wihelmina)
Kingdom of Serbia Albains & Montanegro (Alexander, Regent for King George “the Insane”)
New Belgium Empire (Albert I King-Emperor)
Nuevo Imperial Turkey (President for Life Mustafa Kemal Ataturk)
Rattanakosin Kingdom (Prajadhipok-King Rama VII)
United Empire of Sweden Norway and Finland (Kejsare Gustaf V Adolf)
United Mexican States (President Pascual Ortiz Rubio: Partido Revolucionario Institucional)
United States of America (President Robert M. La Follette: Progressive)

Shadow Powers
Laal Blood Brothers of Kali
Tong of the Emerald Dragon
Sect of the Broken Ruby
Quetzalcoatl’s Priesthood of the Sapphire Sky

Early 20th Century Conflicts (*event modified or created for this Pulp 1920’-30’s Universe
Victors are listed first in the brackets
(*Event modified or created for this Pulp Universe)
1902-03: German American Venezuela Conflict (USA & Venezuela vs Imperial Germany-with British backing)*
1902-1913: Moro Uprising (USA vs Moro Philippine Rebels)
1903-04: Conquest of Tibet (Imperial Britain vs Tibet)
1904: Moroccan Bandit Upheaval (USA & Imperial France vs Moroccan tribes-with Imperial German backing)*  
1904-05: Russo-Nipponese War (Imperial Nippon vs Imperial Russia)
   -1904 Dogger Bank Incident (Imperial Russian Navy vs British Fishing Fleet)
-1904 Freedom of the North Sea Incident (Imperial British Home Fleet vs Imperial Russian Navy)*
1905: Tibetan Rebellion (Imperial Britain vs Tibetan Rebels)
1905: Winter Revolt (Imperial Russia vs Workers Parties Revolutionaries)
1906: Bambatha Revolt (Imperial Britain vs Zulu Rebels)
1905-07: Rebellion of the Polish Kingdom (Imperial Russia vs Polish Rebels)
1905-07: Maji Maji War (Imperial Germany vs East African Rebels)
1906-1908: Dutch Intervention in Bali (Kingdom of the Netherlands vs Kingdom of Bali)
1906-1909: American Occupation of Cuba (USA vs Cuban Rebels)
1909-1910: Mellia War (Kingdom of Spain vs Moroccan Rif Rebels)
1909-1910: Hauran-Druze Rebellion (Ottoman Empire vs Syrian Rebels)
1909-1911: Wadai War (Imperial France vs Ouaddi Empire)
1910: Albanian Revolt (Nuevo Imperial Turkey vs Albanian Rebels)*
1910-13: War of Portuguese-Spanish Unification (Holy Portuguese–Spanish Empire vs Spanish Republicans, Portuguese Republicans and various Workers Parties)*
1910-1920: Mexican Revolutionary War of Liberty (Revolutionaries vs Federal Mexico)
1911-12: French Conquest of Morocco (Imperial France vs Sultan Abdelhafid)
1911-1912: Italo-Turkish War (Kingdom of Italy vs Turkish Libya)
1912-Present: Nicaragua Occupation (USA vs Nicaraguan Rebels)
1912-1913: Young Turks Revolution (Nuevo Imperial Turkey vs Ottoman Empire)*
1912-1914: Great War (Imperial German-British Alliance, including Nuevo Imperial Turkey, New Belgium Empire and Kingdom of Bulgaria vs the French, Serbian, Russian Entente, including Kingdom of Romania, Kingdom of Greece and Kingdom of Denmark).*
1912-16: Contestado War (Brazil vs Brazilian Rebels)
1914-1921:  Zayan War (Imperial France vs Moroccan Rebels)
1915-1919: 1st South East Asia Borders War (Rattanakosin Kingdom & Imperial Germany vs Imperial France)*
1914-18: 1st Bolshevist War (Bolshevist Russian States vs Imperial Russia)*
1915-present: Occupation of Haiti (USA vs Haitian Rebels)
1916-1919: Novo Império Guerra (Imperial Brazil vs Repubican Brazil)*
1916-1922: Dominican Campaign (USA vs Dominican Rebels)
1917: Third Anglo-Marri War (Imperial Britain vs Marri Balochistan Rebels)
1917: Pancho Villa Expedition (Mexican Bandits vs USA)
1919: Third Anglo-Afghan War (Imperial Britain vs Afghanistan)
1919: Egyptian Revolt (Imperial Britain vs Egyptian Rebels)
1919-20: Anglo-Irish War (Imperial Britain vs Irish Rebels)*
1919-1923: Sino Imperial Revolution (Hongxian Dynasty, vs Revolutionaries)*
1920-25: 2nd Bolshevist War (Imperial Russia vs Bolshevist Russian States)*
1920-26: 3rd Rif War (Portuguese–Spanish Empire vs Moroccan Rebels)*
1920-32: Conquest of Libya  (Italy vs Libyan Rebels)
1922-24: Finian Revolt (Imperial Britain vs Irish Rebels)*
1923-26: 2nd South East Asia Borders War (Rattanakosin Kingdom & Imperial Britain vs Imperial France & Imperial Russia)*
1925-present: Southeast Asia Border Incursions (All the Major Powers)*
1926-1930: The Cristero (Mexico vs Counter Revolutionaries)
1929-present: Central States Unification Wars (United Mexican States vs Guatemala, El Salvador & Honduras)*
1929: 3rd South East Asia Borders War (Imperial Nippon vs Rattanakosin Kingdom)*
1929- present: Irish Unrest (Imperial Britain vs Irish Rebels)*
1930-present: 3rd Bolshevist War (Bolshevist Russian States, Imperial Russia)*
1931-Dragon Bones Incidents and Pulp Colonial Conflicts*:
 (These are a list of the posted games we have played)
March: Dragon Lady Raid (Bolshevist Russian States, Imperial Germany, French Empire, Imperial Britain, Imperial Russia)

http://worldhistoryprof.blogspot.com/search/label/DB%20Adventure
http://worldhistoryprof.blogspot.com/search/label/DB%20Adventure
http://worldhistoryprof.blogspot.com/2011/03/mystery-of-dragon-bones-beware-here.html
http://worldhistoryprof.blogspot.com/2011/03/mystery-of-dragon-bones-turn-four-lets.html
http://worldhistoryprof.blogspot.com/2011/03/mystery-of-dragon-bones-turn-four-lets_16.html
http://worldhistoryprof.blogspot.com/2011/03/mystery-of-dragon-bones-turn-five-fight.html
http://worldhistoryprof.blogspot.com/2011/03/mystery-of-dragon-bones-turn-six-danger.html
http://worldhistoryprof.blogspot.com/2011/03/mystery-of-dragon-bones-turn-seven.html
http://worldhistoryprof.blogspot.com/2011/03/mystery-of-dragon-bones-turn-eight-end.html
April: Where’s the Fuel (USA vs Bolshevist Russian States)

http://worldhistoryprof.blogspot.com/2011/07/fuel-battle-opponents-dragon-bones.html
http://worldhistoryprof.blogspot.com/search/label/DB%20Adventure%202
May: Rescue the Commissar (Bolshevist Russian States vs Imperial Britain)

http://worldhistoryprof.blogspot.com/search/label/DB%20Adventure%203
June: Patrol Meeting (Imperial Britain vs Colonial Resistance)

http://worldhistoryprof.blogspot.com/search/label/Battle%20Report?updated-max=2012-01-12T19:08:00-08:00&max-results=20&start=23&by-date=false
http://worldhistoryprof.blogspot.com/2012/01/patrol-meeting-hot-lead-and-bad-ammo.html
http://worldhistoryprof.blogspot.com/2012/01/patrol-final-shots-lessons-learned.html
July: Asian Connection (Imperial Britain, Imperial Germany, Imperial Nippon)

http://worldhistoryprof.blogspot.com/2012/08/db-asian-connection-wheres-doctor.html
http://worldhistoryprof.blogspot.com/2012/08/dragon-bones-asian-connection_14.html
http://worldhistoryprof.blogspot.com/2012/08/db-asian-connection-fight-or-flight.html
http://worldhistoryprof.blogspot.com/2012/08/db-asian-connection-victors-losers-and.html
August: Lost Dig Mystery (Sect of the Broken Ruby vs Bolshevist Russian States)

http://worldhistoryprof.blogspot.com/search/label/Ruby%20Dig%20Adventure
September: Ambush (Imperial Britain vs Colonial Resistance)
[imghttp://s955.photobucket.com/user/ushistoryprof/media/Battle%20Ambuse%20022_zps8pxdeewg.jpg.html?filters[user]http://=105359447&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=0[/img]
http://worldhistoryprof.blogspot.com/2013/11/ambush_26.html
http://worldhistoryprof.blogspot.com/2013/11/ambush-advance-into-unknown.html
http://worldhistoryprof.blogspot.com/2013/11/ambush.html
*event modified or created for this Pulp 20’-30’s Universe

Sorry this was so wordy,
Thanks for looking.
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2017, 10:40:24 PM »

Just what I like, a bunch of AARs to read  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 01:27:51 AM »

Mad but amazing. You just need to start on some new adventures, I've read all these. Smiley

Interestingly I can remember the latest ones, must have made a big impression.

Cheers
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2017, 07:33:47 AM »

Imperial Brazil?  You'd have to revist your time line to before your nominal start date. Brazil stopped being an Empire in 1889 and the prospect of any return to Imperial rule was roughly zero by the 1930s. No enthusiasm from the masses or the ruling elites. Still, your creation, carry on!
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2017, 01:33:54 PM »

Awesome stuff, I think this has just motivated me to create a similar (although probably much less detailed!  Laugh ) alternative 1930's setting, as the wife doesn't like the idea of bringing real life bad guys like the Nazi's into gaming.
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2017, 06:39:09 PM »

Imperial Brazil?  You'd have to revist your time line to before your nominal start date. Brazil stopped being an Empire in 1889 and the prospect of any return to Imperial rule was roughly zero by the 1930s. No enthusiasm from the masses or the ruling elites. Still, your creation, carry on!
Yes, I agree Carlos, but I wanted an "Imperial" feel to the world so I fudged history a lot in some areas.  Even though the US has a president, it's list of small wars (mostly real events in fact) of the first three decades of the 20th century implies an Imperial attitude if not the name. Wink  No Nazis but lots of competition between empires as they vie for little territorial gains and "mad science" creations. Laugh
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2017, 07:00:38 PM »

Mad but amazing. You just need to start on some new adventures, I've read all these. Smiley

Interestingly I can remember the latest ones, must have made a big impression.

Cheers
Thanks Vagabond, due to a variety of problems, t's been a while since we did any good Pulp games, but they are on the horizon.  Till then take a look at this one, its small but fast and I don't think I've published it before this post. Huh?
June: Patrol Meeting (Imperial Britain vs Colonial Resistance)
http://worldhistoryprof.blogspot.com/search/label/Battle%20Report?updated-max=2012-01-12T19:08:00-08:00&max-results=20&start=23&by-date=false
http://worldhistoryprof.blogspot.com/2012/01/patrol-meeting-hot-lead-and-bad-ammo.html
http://worldhistoryprof.blogspot.com/2012/01/patrol-final-shots-lessons-learned.html
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2017, 03:53:31 AM »

my alternative 1930s-50s leads to home grown fascists taking over the US or splitting the US into different states.  Cheesy

I like your idea, lots going on.
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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2017, 08:13:37 PM »

I read this on your blog some time ago, I remember thinking here's someone else who blames the dice for loosing, weak – especially when using your rules, they should have a caveat that reads, my rules – I win.

My rules do. Laugh
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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2017, 11:34:55 AM »

Thanks for your post, cool alternative history (you do what you want!)...I'll spend some time looking at your AARs...cheers!
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