I just got this idea today, so I want to see what people think of it. **** Basics: Nazi Germany wins the Battle of Britain, and using its air power pulverizes the Southern cities of Britain. After several months, British moral is extremely low, and Germany finally lands some of its forces on the island. Not very successfully, due to poor ships. But with strong air support they are slowly able to increase their beachhead. Several million British citizens and government flee other countries in the Commonwealth and the US. (Every available ship is used/confiscated for this exodus) The British Navy eventually retreats to Halifax and its Caribbean ports. Japan also attacks Britain earlier then our time, as it sees Britain collapse, taking all of its Chinese colonies. A puppet government cedes all colonies to Germany and Japan. The government in exile refuses and tells its soldiers to fight on. Germany attacks Russia, at the same time. Goes more slowly due to fewer troops. Japan joins that war early in 1942 instead of attacking the US. Russia crumbles as a coherent country in 1943 after the third battle of Moscow. Germany has control of virtually all of Europe, and part of the Middle East. Italy, having faced less competition controls most of North Africa, including Egypt and part of the Middle East. Vichy France retains control of its North African colonies. Japan eventually gains control of virtually all of China (has trouble keeping it peaceful though), Siberia, and most of South East Asia. It was stopped at India though. A desperate Britain, hurriedly trained every available person (many of them refugees) and fought Japan to a standstill. (The threat of Imperial Japan is one of the few things keeping India on the Allies side.) *** Anyways the year is the late 1950's. The remaining democracies and their allies are the US, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, India, Australia, Iceland (a protectorate of the US), Mexico, a few Latin American countries, all of the Caribbeans, and some former African colonies in the south. (The last four are kept friendly by money and threats) The Allies are heavily militarized, due to the constant threat of the Axis. Paranoia of Axis spies is rampant, the economies are under heavy government control to keep the military infrastructure going. And the most coveted secret are the nuclear bombs being stockpiled in the deserts of the US, and the northern prairies of Canada. The Axis powers are Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Vichy France, and Nazi England (Spain and Turkey were late comers, Vichy and England were gradually allowed more independence). Imperial Japan is also a member, but they don't really care about European affairs. They are obviously dictatorships, militaristic, and at least in Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan use a lot of slave labour. They don't have nuclear bombs, but they have large rockets (far better than the Allies) and are slightly more advanced in certain fields. But they suffer from a lot of internal dissent. Most of South America is allied loosely with Nazi Germany. Even countries in Latin America and the Caribbeans that are allied with the Allies have sizable minorities that are sympathetic to the Nazi's. Most of central Africa, central Asia, and the former Russian territory beyond Moscow is virtually uncontrolled. Warlords rule the land. They are heavily supplied by whichever major power they are currently allied with. Ireland is independent. It works closely with Germany to protect itself, but its neutral. Major spy area. Espionage is rampant all over the world. The story will focus on the coming war between the Allies and the Axis. Japan has finally settled most of the major rebel groups in their core region, and is eying the Philippines, New Zealand and Australia. The British exiles which form a large portion of the military, want to return to their home country. And are using all of their influence to end the cease fire between the Commonwealth countries and Germany. Italy wants to pacify central Africa, and is willing to drag Germany along for the ride. Less seriously the South American countries are gearing up to fight each other, as rebels on both sides openly revolt. The Axis may step in, the Allies definitely will. If any of these groups make a move all of their allies will join in, and its WW3 time. But no one knows exactly what the other side has, only that everyone will be seriously hurt if it comes to a war. The main characters would be soldiers, guarding the borders and making sorties in uncontrolled territories. Spies supplying the rebels, and trying to discover exactly what is behind the Manhattan Project. And politicians maneuvering their countries so that they have the best possible advantage in the coming war. *** This is pretty fast and loose so far, like I said I just thought of it today. I do know a lot about WW2 so research isn't a problem. So what do people think? Any areas you think I should focus on, is it too broad, too boring, too exciting? This is very much a work in progress so I'll listen to anything.