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World War I was called the war to end all wars. This was the war
that would decide if monarchies would reign during the age of
industrialization. This was the last time the old European ideals
World War I was called the war to end all wars. This was the war that would decide if monarchies would reign during the age of industrialization. This was the last time the old European ideals would fight. It would bring an end to the internal conflicts which had been going on in Europe for centuries.
In the real timeline, Germany brought Russia into civil war, caused distress in France, and almost broke the allies in 1917. The victory of the Allies over the Central Powers was the reason USA became a major force in the 20th century. But what if Germany and the Central Powers had won in an alternate timeline?
In 1914 when the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Serb nationalist, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. This caused Germany to declare war on Russia and France who were allies. There was one military decision that Germany made, which certainly lost them the entire war - invading Belgium. Since the border between France and German at Alsace-Lorraine was heavily fortified, the Germans decided to bypass the French defenses on the border by invading the undefended Belgium.
But Germany ignored the one key friend Belgium had: Britain. The British just had one single condition that it stressed shouldn't be broken- don't violate the Belgian neutrality. But Germany believed more in military action than in diplomatic consequences and marched anyway. It was this one single move that brought on the wrath of the British Empire, redefining the absolute scale this war would be fought on.
In the alternate timeline for Germany to not lose the war, one major step is to simply not invade Belgium. By doing this, Germany avoids immediate conflict with Britain. This wouldn't guarantee that the British would stay out of the war because the victory of the Central Powers would mean German dominance in Europe. But it would buy Germany enough time to gain a major advantage over France and fight the Russians in the east. Without the aid of the British, France wouldn't have the population to sustain a German offensive. In the alternate timeline, Germany's army keeps France at bay through the small border they share at Alsace-Lorraine while the majority of their forces fully mobilize against Russia aiding their Austrian Allies. Whether this alternate strategy would work is another question, but it would keep Britain out of the war for a while.
The German forces on the eastern front now come to the west, millions of troops would fight in a small area until one of them finally breaks. And without Britain, that side would most likely be France. Germany invades France, and soon, Paris falls. The war on the west and the east is officially over. Both sides tried to fight Germany and lost. Would Britain just sit back and allow Germany to defeat two nations in a war and establish complete dominance over mainland Europe? Probably not. They'd declare war. It's unlikely however that they'd win. While the British were the masters of the sea, the Germans were the dominant military of the land. America just stays out of the war.
In exchange for a ceasefire, an agreement is made. Germany and Austria-Hungary now cease Poland, the Baltic states, Belarus and all of the Ukraine and Crimea. Most of Europe by now is either a Germanic puppet or in the empire.