Alright, Christmas and the Holidays, and a trip home, is finally over. So, now that I’m back behind my computer, I can get back to the Alternate History making! In the words of the most famous Italian in history, “Letsa Go!” And enough with the exclamation marks! I mean it!
Chapter One: The Rough Road to Great Power (Jan. 1936-Sept.1938)
Benito Mussolini was not a happy little Fascist dictator at the end of September, 1938. Traveling back to Rome from Munich, and the handover of the Sudetenland by Czechoslovakia, Il Duce was silently furious at Hitler, not to mention the detestable Neville Chamberlin and the French President Albert Leburn, for handing that madman even more land!
The Anschluss of Austria only five months before was perhaps the greatest wakeup call to Mussolini that Hitler was not to be trusted. That alone had destroyed the long buildup of trust that the great Italian state had put into the Nazi’s running Germany. Italy, while still on speaking terms with Germany, was prepared to start beginning their own run for Empire, and with Hitler trying to grab every little country he could, that was going to get very dicey very quickly! However, Hitler’s attempts to influence Italy seem to have come to a halt after Anschluss, which Mussolini silently thanked God for.
|Kinda funny how Prague is almost completely surrounded, huh?|
|Geeze, at this rate, Luxembourg will out build me…|
|At last! The first step to Empire is secured! We have conquered a nation with almost nothing!|
|Franco is in trouble now…|
|…What the Hell is he doing? A yearlong siesta?|
|Those damn Germans! Right on our doorstep now! And those muddy jackboots!|
On June 21, the decision was made to replace Minister of Security Guido Buffarini-Guidi with Arturo Bocchini. Although Bocchini was a frightful man, using very violent techniques, he was producing some results.
|‘Prince of Terror’, eh? Well, he should terrorize me some results then!|
|Hey hey hey! It’s not the size that matters, but what you do with it!|
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Tyler Bugg, who goes by “Tbguy1992” on the Internet, is an aspiring writer, a history student, gamer, and Canadian. You try to figure out what he likes best. His first published work, “Enigma to Paradox” can be found in the short story anthology, Substitution Cipher.