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Central European Federation by Fenn-O-maniC Central European Federation by Fenn-O-maniC
After the Central Powers lost the First World War, Austria-Hungary faced it's final days. The Dual Monarchy was divided along ethnic borders in 1918 and the short-lived Czechoslovakia was born. Both Austria-Hungary and the Russian Empire collapsed. All the minorities were demanding independence and at first it seemed like nations such as Belarus and Ukraine were about to get it. However, after the Bolsheviks defeated the White Army in a civil war, Belarus and Ukraine fell under their rule. The Ukrainian speaking areas of former Austria-Hungary were seeking a union with the rest of Ukraine, but after the Communists created the Ukrainian Soviet Republic, the Western Ukrainians ,or Ruthenians as they called themselves, turned their eyes to the West. They joined Czechoslovakia as the federal state of Ruthenia in 1919 and the country's name was changed to Central European Federation.

After the Russian Empire collapsed the Poles declared independence. They saw their chance while the Russians were busy fighting each other and occupied most of Ukraine and Belarus. But after the Reds had had their victory over the Whites, they started fighting the Poles. They eventually pushed them back and occupied the whole of Poland, installing a communist regime in Warsaw to rule the country. Like the Ukrainian speaking parts of former Austria-Hungary, the Polish ones also wanted a union with their homeland. However, after they were sure that Poland would be under Russian control once again, the Poles in Krakow and surrounding lands did the same as the Ukrainians and joined the CEF in 1920.

In 1929 the Polish communists started to question the way the Russians saw their ideology, leading them to turn their backs on the Soviet Union. Poland became an isolated country, being surrounded by western imperialists in the west and south and the heretics of communism in the east.

In the early 1930s a far-right party, called National Socialist German Workers' Party, shortly known as Nazi Party, seized more and more power in Germany. In 1933 their leader Adolf Hitler was declared Chancellor and after President Hindeburg died a year later, Hitler became the dictator of Germany. One of the ideologies on the Nazi Party was to unify all of the German speaking lands with Germany and soon Hitler started to fulfil this. In March 1938 Germany annexed Austria. Having a great German speaking minority, the Central European Federation's leaders started to form alliances with the United Kingdom and France in order to keep their nation independent. However this wasn't enough.

In 1939 Germany started a large-scale military operation against Poland and the CEF. Occupying both countries quickly, they soon attacked France. After their victory in the west, Hitler executed Operation Barbarossa against the Soviet Union in 1941. Successfully occupying all the land all the way to the Volga River, their victory seemed a certainty. Then, at the Battle of Stalingrad, the Red Army had their victory over the Germans, forcing the Germans to fall back from the Russian heartland. At the same time, the Western Allies had been preparing their comeback. On 6 June 1944, the Allies started the invasion of Normandy. They eventually pushed their way all the way to eastern Europe since the Soviets faced pro-German guerillas in Ukraine, slowing down their progress to central Europe. In 1945 the Second World War was over. Germany had to cede most of their eastern territories to Poland and the CEF. Most of German and Hungarian population of the CEF were transferred to Germany and Hungary in order to avoid the problems that had caused the Second World War. The CEF government ordered new-acquired land to be populated by it's historical inhabitants, Lusatia by Sorbs and Silesia by Silesians.

This wasn't the end of the troubles. Soon after their victory the relations between the Western Allies and the Soviet Union started to disintegrate. The Cold War had begun. The Central European Federation found itself in the western Camp, standing against the horrible Soviet ideology. Their northern neighbour, Poland, was once again under the boot of Moscow and in the east, the Devil Himself, the USSR. This lead to massive propaganda being distributed in the Ukrainian and Polish speaking areas of the CEF. The federal government intentionally supported the local dialects, ultimately causing the population to gain their own identity, different from the Polish and Ukrainian ones.

Today the Central European Federation is technologically advanced modern democracy in the heart of an integrating Europe.

Inspirated by the map by :iconsoaringaven:, who also helped a lot with this, along with :iconienkoron: ^^
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:iconfusyke:
Fusyke Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
I really dont like this :/ what happened to the hungarians and germans :( the natives of these lands
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:iconfenn-o-manic:
Fenn-O-maniC Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One's utopia is dystopia for others
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:iconyamalama1986:
YamaLama1986 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 8, 2014   Digital Artist
The nation of Moravia returns! Long live Moravia! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Mo… :)

Svatopluk I of Moravia would be proud. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svatoplu…
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:iconsoaringaven:
SoaringAven Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still like this :3
Also, isn't Ukraine rather . . . tall? O_o I mean, it reaches pretty far north here, doesn't it?
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:iconfenn-o-manic:
Fenn-O-maniC Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:XD:

Ukraine stronk .3.
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:iconsoaringaven:
SoaringAven Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:XD: But AM I correct? 
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:iconfenn-o-manic:
Fenn-O-maniC Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe .3.
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:iconsoaringaven:
SoaringAven Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish you wouldn't avoid answering me today <:c
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:iconimperialkuatsystems:
ImperialKuatSystems Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
No! Lusatia, Silesia and Krakovia schould be polish. Sorry?!
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:iconf1nalstand:
f1nalstand Featured By Owner Edited Nov 19, 2014
Don't forget about L'vov!^
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:iconimperialkuatsystems:
ImperialKuatSystems Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Of course!
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:iconnikdo-92:
Nikdo-92 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
Wooo ... this is awesome. GJ man
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:iconnikdo-92:
Nikdo-92 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
When i think about it. How the communication works in CEF? F.e. Polish or Ruthenian arent much similiar to czech so they can't understand each other. 
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:iconfenn-o-manic:
Fenn-O-maniC Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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:icondanubium:
Danubium Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
"Most of German and Hungarian population of the CEF were transferred to Germany and Hungary in order to avoid the problems that had caused the Second World War."

Like selective application of ethnic independence? Deliberately unjust borders? Ethnic opression?

expelledgermans.org/sudetenger…
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:icontheubbergeek2:
Alternate history/uchronia can be dystopic and bad past/present/future... it could have been that.

That said, for OTL, it was in parts reaping what one sown. Hate bring hate, an eye for an eye can make everyone blind.
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:iconfenn-o-manic:
Fenn-O-maniC Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, this is alternate history. Don't be so serious
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:iconrodegas:
Rodegas Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Any particular reason for black triangle? (Good, you did not cut of something from Slovakia :) )
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:iconfenn-o-manic:
Fenn-O-maniC Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Triangle itself is from the OTL flag of Czechoslovakia and I saw black in some proposed flags for the country so I thought using it ^^
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:iconlsdinkvizitor:
LSDInkvizitor Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
In case of total chaos, bloodshed and desintegration of Europe, some 'Danubian Federation' will be possible to make :P

Yup, it will. Not 'it can'.
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:iconfenn-o-manic:
Fenn-O-maniC Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
While anarchy is reigning everything is possible ^^
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:iconlsdinkvizitor:
LSDInkvizitor Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
When people think I am pessimist about future, I need only say: All countries had rise and fall and nothing is forever. :P

War, Peace, Grow, Decay, War...again and again. Until we destroy our planet. And if we will somehow avoid it (not high probability, but it's still an option), we'll destroy colonized planets too in interstellar wars. Cycle again.

Have a nice day. :D

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:iconfenn-o-manic:
Fenn-O-maniC Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. I'm kind of hoping for a nuclear war so everything would go nicely to the point zero and could be rebuild to be better ^^

I hope you'll have a wonderful day aswell ^^
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At least Germany got back Schlesien later XD What happens to the Sudetengermans later?
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:iconfenn-o-manic:
Fenn-O-maniC Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Got back?

Also, they were expelled to Germany as OTL
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah ok, Soaring will like that scenario, as he supports the death and expulsion
of the Sudetengermans.
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:iconfenn-o-manic:
Fenn-O-maniC Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is not the place for that discussion.
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just wanted to inform you, since you seem to support him.
He plays a nice guy but he showed me his true ultranationalistic face.
That really shocked me and then he blocked me lol.
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:iconfenn-o-manic:
Fenn-O-maniC Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Supporting how? Making a map or any other artwork doesn't mean I'm supporting the said ideology. And this is just pot calling kettle black, you love your country aswell...
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I´m not sure he writes on his site you are his senpai and such stuff XD
Yes I love my country, bit I don´t like the crimes we did, I hate it,
and he told me in a long argue, it was great the Germans were deported
and the ones that died was also ok, it was necessary...Soaring is an ass, really.
And he is even too cowardly to discuss with me lol XD
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:iconfenn-o-manic:
Fenn-O-maniC Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, supporting as a friend and fellow artist.

I don't really have an opinion on this matter so...
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:icondarne93:
Darne93 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
To be honest, after a first look this map made my stomach turn...
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don´t worry Soaring is a polish and german hater, I commented with him, too,
he is rather arrogant and only plays the nice guy, he is an ultranationalist
that likes killed Germans^^
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:icondarne93:
Darne93 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Thanks. I was already a bit afraid about a state of mind of Czechs in general.
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:iconsoaringaven:
SoaringAven Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there, sorry to bother you but I just wanted to let you know that perhaps it would be better to hear the story from both sides. I can assure you I am no "ultranationalist" and if you are interested to hear my version, please let me know. It's up to you what sort of decision you come to from that. :)
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:icondarne93:
Darne93 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
I think you wanted to write to f1nalstand, not to me.
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:iconsoaringaven:
SoaringAven Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, to you. :)
You're the one Arminius contacted to spread tales about me so I want to at least have a chance to give you another point of view.
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:icondarne93:
Darne93 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Huh? I don't spread any tales. And my the only contact with you was here, and it was strange, to say the least.
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:iconsoaringaven:
SoaringAven Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not you. Arminius.
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No I talked with 3 other Czechs they are all great friendly people.
I talked with Soaring about the Sudetenland and it came out he loves
the Germans were killed and expelled, so the Czechs can get it. Then he blocked me.
But with others he plays the funny guys, making polandball comics and such.
He clearly told me he hates Poles. I asked why, but he has no reason.
Also he wants to annex Silesia and Lusatia.

I´m a german patriot, but I love Poland and Czechs, I don´t want any border change,
I want that we are friends, that we can forget what happened 3 generations ago,
but only that we respect victims of both sides. Not more.

Only if someone offends my country I will shoot back.
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:iconf1nalstand:
f1nalstand Featured By Owner Edited Jul 29, 2014
Wait is Soaring Polish? Because it wouldn't make sense if he was, since Schlesien is now a part of Poland.
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No he is czechish^^ He hates Poland
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:iconsoaringaven:
SoaringAven Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I see a photo of you please? ^_^
I think I ate something Polish and now my stomach hurts and I need to empty it :c
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:icondarne93:
Darne93 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
I'm afraid you can't. And I seriously doubt that it would affect your stomach in any way. Try to drink some kind of tisane to calm your stomach or look for an activated carbon. If it won't help, check if you don't have flu or something.
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:iconsoaringaven:
SoaringAven Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a shame :c I was so looking forward to throwing up.
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:icondarne93:
Darne93 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
It's rather strange fetish.
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:iconsoaringaven:
SoaringAven Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh no. More like an allergy. To nationalism. I see a Pole and it suddenly flares up.
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:icondarne93:
Darne93 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Try to avoid south pole and north pole and everything would be all right.
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:iconsoaringaven:
SoaringAven Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Luckily I was never there. My allergy would spring up rather fast. But the plumbers I so often met in England brought about a rash.
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