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Most Nations: 372nd
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Welcome to MACHTPOLITIK, where might makes right. Fill out your Application to join us.

Region founded: 31 January 2018

Point of Divergence: 20 January 1937


Machtpolitik is an alternate history roleplaying region set in the WWII era. Take control of a country and rule it with a system endowed with unparalleled freedom, depth, and historical accuracy. Carve out an empire through the combination of high-stakes diplomacy, cunning schemes, and military prowess. Carefully guide your nationstate through expansion and colonization to the position as a dominant global empire.

Current Date: June, 1937


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Embassies: The Glorious Nations of Iwaku, The Illuminati, Gypsy Lands, Hollow Point, World Congress House of Lords, International Debating Area, The Alliance of Dictators, World Conference, The Bar on the corner of every region, Novo Brasil, Union of Nationalists, The Curtain of Steel, RGBN, Yarnia, Barbaria, The Embassy, and 22 others.Bus Stop, Regionless, The Antichrist Trump, POLATION, Historia Novorum, The Great Universe, Avadam Inn, Lardyland, SECFanatics, Imperial Fatherland, Commonwealth of Liberty, Small Globe, The Land of Subtopia, Embassy Hub, Arconian Empire, Alternatus Historia, The Reich, Fredonia, Extalia, Lezra, The New Horizon, and Greater Middle East.

Tags: Casual, Democratic, Fantasy Tech, Featured, Imperialist, Map, Medium, Past Tech, Regional Government, Role Player, Social, and Steampunk.

Machtpolitik contains 33 nations, the 372nd most in the world.

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The Highest Economic Output in Machtpolitik

World Census bean-counters crunched the numbers to calculate national Gross Domestic Product. Older nations, with higher populations, were noted to have a distinct advantage.

As a region, Machtpolitik is ranked 13,078th in the world for Highest Economic Output.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Senatorial Province of VulpinasInoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists“Better first in a village than second in Rome.”
2.The Imperial Song Dynasty of Xin Zhong GuoFather Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy“All under Heaven, Heaven under Us”
3.The Republic of United Meiji JapanInoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists“Enrich the country, strengthen the military.”
4.The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Lesser IslesCapitalist Paradise Corporate Slave State“Peace For Our Time”
5.The German Reich of CascadiuhNew York Times Democracy Corporate-Dominated Sham Democracy“For Germany and her People!”
6.The Holy Reich of NovaSpecioInoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists“For God, For NovaSpecio, For Sofia”
7.The Integralist States of BrazilivCivil Rights Lovefest Brave Progressives“Deus, Pátria e Família”
8.The Holy Empire of Nova VersCapitalist Paradise Corporate Slave State“``Lutando sempre pelo imperador´´”
9.The Gurjara-Pratihara State of Indusian EmpireIron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors“Long Live The Empire!”
10.The All Seeing Eye of Machtpolitik AdminCorrupt Dictatorship Well-Meaning Dictatorship“Where Might Makes Right”
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You Haven’t Got the Votes
Taken from “Franklin Delano Roosevelt: The Man Behind the Majesty”
Written by Charles Huffman, Stars and Stripes Press, 2000

“...Unfortunately, neither side was about to shut up; if anything, they were going to get louder. The bill opened for debate on May 2, and Robinson led the charge, keeping control of the floor for two days as he argued in favor of the bill. The Senate Majority Leader, the “pugilist” senator who had achieved widespread notoriety in 1924 for punching a fellow golfer at the local Country Club (from which he was shortly expelled), summoned up all his eloquence for one last fight in the Senate before he could retire to the comparative peace of the Supreme Court seat to which he had been promised. The opposition, equally unwilling to give ground, hung the threat of filibuster over the proceedings with a series of long tirades against the bill. Even Ashurst, ever the Dean of Inconsistency, joined in; his eloquent three-hour speech in support of the bill exhausted the time available to vote on it, and significantly delayed its passage.

By May 10, Robinson had grown impatient. Frustrated at the prospect of filibuster, Robinson submitted a motion for cloture, which would cut short debate and immediately proceed to the direct vote. Cloture required two-thirds of the senators present to vote in favor of it in order to pass, which meant sixty-five out of the ninety-six senators of the chamber, and Caesar’s Senators and the Republicans only controlled between them thirty-four senators, not enough to block the cloture motion. Backed up by the numbers, Robinson was confident that he could carry the day. After waiting the customary two days between submission of a cloture proposal and the actual vote, Robinson moved to end debate on the Judicial Procedures Reform Bill on May 12.

Things fell apart almost immediately. Ashurst, the third senator to be called, evidently had another one of his idiosyncratic last-minute changes in opinion, and cast his vote against the cloture motion even though he had previously promised Robinson and Roosevelt he wouldn’t. After that, it all fell apart quickly. With Ashurst having been the first to defect, other senators felt safe doing so as well. Royal S. Copeland of New York was the next to buckle, and then he was quickly followed by Guy Gillette of Iowa, Rush Holt of West Virginia, Edwin Johnson of Colorado, Pat McCarran of Nevada, George Norris of North Dakota, Joseph O’Mahoney of Wyoming, Henrik Shipstead of Minnesota, Frederick Van Nuys of Indiana, David Walsh of Massachusetts, and perhaps most damningly, Burton Wheeler, the powerful and strong-willed senior senator from Montana, who blisteringly decried the bill as a “Fascist plot” that would end the balance of power as America knew it.

The cloture motion failed, 50-46. Robinson had entered with two votes to spare; by the end he had lost twelve, a humiliating defeat for the embattled Majority Leader. The meddling of Vice President Garner had undone Roosevelt’s carefully constructed coalition; by the time of the defeat on the Senate floor, Garner had made clear for all to see his open disdain for the bill, holding his nose and giving thumbs-down gestures from the back of the Senate chamber. Jaunty from his victory, the little Texan informed President Roosevelt after the results of the cloture bill reached his ears that “You’re licked, Cap’n; you haven’t got the votes.” Without another word, he then took the train home to Texas.

Garner was wrong, though; Roosevelt was far from licked. If anything, the cloture bill seemed only to reinvigorate the President. Declining a tear-faced Robinson’s offer to resign in disgrace with a warm embrace, Roosevelt ordered him to submit to him the names of the traitorous senators who defected. From that day forth, those Democratic senators who had dared oppose the administration’s bills were dead men walking, for Roosevelt bestirred was a terrible thing to behold indeed. Caesar’s Senators were triumphant for the time being, but only for a brief while before the President counterpunched…”

Tagged
The Fascist British Empire
The Nation of France
The German Reich of Cascadiuh
The USSR of Thrihanti
Shogunate of New Japan
The Empire of Italian Big Boy
The Integralist States of Braziliv
The Constitutional Monarchy of Cyrusa
The Lands of the Crown of Saint Stephen
Nationalist Vinland
The Chinese National Government
The Irish Socialist State

America the Ambitious wrote:A Warm Welcome
May 4, 1937, Sydney Harbor
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cordell Hull hated sunshine. He much rather preferred the misty hills of his native Tennessee, or the slick streets of Foggy Bottom; the gloom fit better with his temperament. The light made him blink too much, and he despised the feeling of warmth on his skin.

The Australian bureaucrat was shaking his hand a little too hard, he reflected wearily as his arm flapped up and down. “Welcome to Australia, Mister Secretary!”

“Yes, yes,” Cordell muttered. “Thank you very much, Mr. Minister. Yes, my trip was lovely; I find the climate most agreeable, yes; I am fine, thank you, the children are doing wonderful, my oldest is about to graduate high school. Shall we do more talking on the train? I fear there may be German agents afoot nearby, let’s be safe rather than sorry, yes?”

As it turns out, Hull did not really end up doing more talking on the train, but largely spent the time sleeping. For most of the hours-long trip to Canberra, he was out cold, slumped snoring against the window while Evatt tapped his foot frustratingly. Hull was finding, much to his displeasure, that the older he got the more easily exhausted he was, and seeing as he had never been a particularly energetic man even in his youth, he was becoming more and more lethargic as time went on.

When the train pulled up in Canberra Station, seemingly seconds later, he flicked open his eyes and yawned. “Oh, my, we’re here already. No, thank you, I’m not particularly hungry; yes, I’m sure; would you mind escorting me to my rooms? I’m really quite exhausted.”

Evatt let out a snort of annoyance as Hull went tottering off with a pair of guards. Australia’s lifebuoy, it seemed, was more likely to sink into the water if left unattended than to prove much help. He earnestly hoped Roosevelt wasn’t like this; if so, then the democracies would never survive the decade.

Addenum

I see Hull as a rather doddering old man, so please excuse the lack of interesting events going on. The next Secretary of State, I assure you, will be much more energetic.

Dull as Hull

As Hull's visit simmered over Canberra's head, Evatt reported on the weeklong visit's conduct to cabinet with the shining statement, "The Secretary is arguably most unenticed by any dialogue, I fear more would come of a dialogue held in Washington itself, with President Roosevelt, who I fear may also be as, dull as Hull."

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In the days before this cabinet meeting, Hull had toured Canberra and Sydney alike, with Evatt at his side at some events, the key time for discussion was the bilateral talks held the day prior the cabinet meeting, May the 7th. In that meeting, Hull and his advisers arrived and sat along one side of the long table and Evatt and his advisers arrived and sat along the other side. Among them, the high-ranking Deputy Prime Minister, Frank Forde and Treasurer Ben Chifley.

"Mister Secretary, welcome to Canberra, might I introduce my colleagues, Deputy Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Frank Forde and the Right Honourable, Ben Chifley who serves us as Treasurer."
The two men gave curt nods as Evatt spoke, "the purpose of this visit, and the cause of our invitation is drawn from what we perceive to be natural bonds between our nations. Our founders drew on your Constitution for the design of our Senate, and the Great White Fleet built long lasting ties between our seafaring nations. We find this seafaring nature challenged, our mutual friend is preoccupied with potential for yet another European War and our fellow Pacific neighbor amasses a navy and army in preparation for war with China. Australia seeks a treaty-bound negotiation between our nations, two democracies, two anglo-saxon powers, two peoples that may benefit together from greater economic," he gestured at Chifley, "strategic," he gestured at Forde, "and cultural relations," he smiled at the little American flag that sat next to the Australian flag on the table, "what says the United States to such a proposal?"

America the Ambitious
I'm so hurt that you made Hull, the man who was the architect of the UN as dull as his creation, I hear he was a far more lively fella, nonetheless I digress.

Journey for Peace

News of the German invitation extended toward the British had stirred the public greatly. While some complained this would be "another humiliation for Britain with another foolish appeasement", others were much more supportive. It was a fact that the majority of the British populace were anti-war and preferred peace over war in every case. So it was only to be expected that the invitation was welcomed by many in the British Empire.

Riding on the momentum, the Daily Mail used this opportunity to glorify the picture of Nazi Germany. Showing how reasonable, stable and glorious Fascism could be. It was also ironic as the Daily Mail actually dug up an interview with Lloyd George from a year back where the former Prime Minister praised Hitler like an old friend, being heavily impressed by the prosperity, stability and happiness in the German nation. Popularity for the British Union of Fascist had risen once again after numerous years of plummet. Though they are still a shadow of their former self, they are at least reclimbing again.

The diplomatic envoy to Berlin was relatively small, with only PM Neville Chamberlain, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Anthony Eden and surprisingly joined by former PM Lloyd George upon the insistence of Adolf Hitler. Though Lloyd George no longer held any official position within the government, he was still a well respected member of society and Chamberlain had no objection to him joining them. However, Neville had a hidden reason for having George join him. Because it was a diplomatic meeting it was only to be expected the Secretary of Foreign Affairs would also join. However, Eden was well known as an opponent to the Appeasement policies and had threatened with resignation in the past in regards to that issue. However, Eden was also known as an Advocate for peace. Which meant he was in a conflicting and ironic position, though Eden remained uncompromising in that respect. Neville on the other hand was very much pro appeasement. Fearing Eden disrupting the meeting with the German chancellor based on his own views, Chamberlain realized Lloyd George could very well mean the decisive factor in keeping Eden in check. Due to a third person joining that was on his side, they could more easily pressure Eden to favor appeasement, or at least during the meeting.

Chamberlain, satisfied with having seized the opportunity, made sure to discuss beforehand with Lloyd George who he had met a few times before. Forging an unexpected pact that no matter what, peace had to be maintained no matter the cost. The three of them set off to Berlin with their own small entourage containing mostly translators and security.

The Peace Conference was about to begin. And with Fascism once again slowly growing, it was growing nonetheless. And the cards were definitely in favor of the Germans. But the question remained, how would they make use of it? And what cards would they play?

But no matter what happened in Berlin, feasts were raging in the Mosley residence.

Tagged
America the Ambitious
The Nation of France
The German Reich of Cascadiuh
The USSR of Thrihanti
Shogunate of New Japan
The Empire of Italian Big Boy
The Integralist States of Braziliv
The Constitutional Monarchy of Cyrusa
The Lands of the Crown of Saint Stephen
Nationalist Vinland
The Chinese National Government
The Irish Socialist State

The Higher Up the Mountain

Dame Enid Lyons was underwhelmed by the little she'd seen of Mr Hull. She was politely disappointed in the efforts of Hughes to bring back detractors and she was ashamed to see Earle Page the voice of the Australian Right Wing, the man didn't know the difference between city and town let alone whatever hellhole he crawled from and the metropolitan areas that were responsible for most economic activity. She was disgusted to see him declare a woman's place "at her husband's arm" and then give her a forgiving smile. What could she do? She returned to her office that afternoon and collapsed into her seat. Exhausting, that's how she described being the smiling stooge of the right wing.

"I lived there," she muttered under her breath as she looked out the window across the grassy plains and at the fence that marked the Lodge. She bit her lip. The conservative movement would go nowhere with Hughes at the helm. She turned to look at the board opposite her desk on the other side of the wall. She enjoyed collages, on the board was a collage of newspaper clippings, at the top was the one dated to 1931. Lyons Promises Recovery, Wins Election!. Immediately underneath was the one dated to January of 1937. The Passage of an Era: Joseph Lyons DEAD. She had torn down all the ones between those two and replaced them with the recent headlines. The one from January 19 struck a chord. Curtin becomes Prime Minister: Promises Election After Funeral.. Then came CURTIN WINS LANDSLIDE - Right Wing scrambles to form credible opposition. She scoffed as she read that last one. Finally, the last clipping she'd put up; Opposition a joke: NO possible leader!.

She turned to the large mirror on the wall and smirked as she thought of it in her head, 'a woman's place is at her husband's arm', not this woman. Not Enid Lyons.

Tag List
The Fascist British Empire
The Nation of France
Cascadiuh
Thrihanti
Shogunate of New Japan
Italian Big Boy
America the Ambitious
Braziliv
The Lands of the Crown of Saint Stephen
Nationalist Vinland
The Chinese National Government

I am absolutely LOVING the number and quality of posts recently. Congressional machinations are enthralling, as are the internal machinations of Germany. The depth of Australian politics reminds me there’s more to the place then Bob Semple tanks and Emus.

Machtpolitik is back gentleman.

Shogunate of New Japan wrote:I am absolutely LOVING the number and quality of posts recently. Congressional machinations are enthralling, as are the internal machinations of Germany. The depth of Australian politics reminds me there’s more to the place then Bob Semple tanks and Emus.

Machtpolitik is back gentleman.

Not to rain on your parade, but the Dungeonmaster CTE'd

The Nation of France wrote:Not to rain on your parade, but the Dungeonmaster CTE'd

Pfft lmao

Opening Ceremonies
The British delegation was welcomed to Berlin on June 11 to much fanfare. Chamberlain, Eden, and Lloyd George were greeted by massive, enthusiastic crowds, many of which whom were waving little Union Jacks. Thanks to the hard work of the Interior Ministry, Gestapo, and Berlin Police, the parade route was cleared of all disturbances, and every visible building was clean and uncluttered. As the motorcade pulled up to the Reichstag, a full military band as well as numerous Hitler Youth divisions greeted the foreign dignitaries. The German delegation, consisting of Hitler, von Ribbentrop, and Heydrich, quickly descended the Reichstag steps to receive the British.

After handshakes were exchanged and photos were taken (by the eager German state reporters), the six men proceeded to one of the Reichstag's finest meeting rooms ("newly refurbished!", Hitler was sure to mention) to begin negotiations. Together with von Ribbentrop and Heydrich, he outlined the German objectives.

The German Statement
It is the goal of the German Reich to peacefully unite all German-speakers into a single state. We also seek the right to maintain a vigorous military to defend our frontiers against external menaces, such as the Soviets. Lastly, we would like to gain influence beyond our nation's frontiers, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people. Therefore, we request the following from the British:
- Recognition of German sovereignty over Austria
- Recognition of the German claim to the Sudetenland, a German-speaking region that has been suppressed and underrepresented by the Czech government. We will promise, however, to not take action here until 1938. (secret clause)
(Note: IRL Chamberlain believed German claims to the Sudetenland to be legitimate, thus the request here is likely reasonable to him)
- A unified East Asian policy. We believe that operating together will aid our influence in the critical region, increase the credence of our (potential) demands, and decrease the likelihood of a Communist takeover.
- A friendship treaty and non- aggression pact, to continue the synergetic cooperation between our two nations.

In exchange to accepting our territorial claims, we are prepared to offer generous concessions, which will be up to your discretion to offer.

The Fascist British Empire
The Nation of France
Cyrusa
Thrihanti
Shogunate of New Japan
Italian Big Boy
America the Ambitious
Braziliv
The Lands of the Crown of Saint Stephen

Currently moving states.

Can't write for a while.

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