From: Cologne, Germany
I want historical variants. What would happen, for example, if Germany decided to intervene on behalf of Zanzibar. Now we need a much bigger map scale to show the effects of this affair escalating into a world war.
I looked up some sites about this "war" and I just found this funny bit on wiki where the Germans intervened right after Britain's "gunboat-policy", in a way: The Khalif of Zanzibar fled to the German consulate, thinking he would be safe, but the British troops demanded to kick out the guy so they could arrest him. German sailors inside - guarding the Khalif, British sailors outside, waiting for the Khalif to set foot on Zanzibar's soil. I hate to quote wikipedia, but this sounded funny:
Despite extradition requests the German consul refused to surrender Khalid to the British as his country's extradition treaty with Britain specifically excluded political prisoners. Instead, the German consul promised to remove Khalid to German East Africa without him "setting foot on the soil of Zanzibar". At 10:00 on 2 October, SMS Seeadler of the German Navy arrived in port; at high tide, one of Seeadler's boats made it up to the consulate's garden gate and Khalid stepped directly from consular grounds to a German war vessel and hence was free from arrest. He was transferred from the boat onto the Seeadler and was then taken to Dar es Salaam in German East Africa.
Paradox can do it using the HOI 3 engine.
No thanks !
< Message edited by GoodGuy -- 3/18/2010 6:47:41 AM >
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