Germany Aug-Nov. 1938
Fascism continues to sweep across Europe like an unquenchable fire as Turkey and Romania, in back-to-back months, have joined Italy, Germany, and Spain in a permanent military and economic alliance. But it's the vast oil fields of Romania that is the true coup for Germany in their recent string of political success. Given the unending growth of their industrial base, the flow of oil has helped sooth their one Achilles heel. Hitler now openly flaunts Germany's rejection of the Versailles Treaty with parades and vast troops movements to its borders, displaying to the world the hidden war machine they have built.
Italy Aug-Nov. 1938
Mussolini has made quite the name for himself as a political power broker in negotiating the split of Romania, and the acquisition of the Romanian, Spanish, and Turkish navy. November saw Italy send their most capable general, Alfredo Guzzoni, to Tangiers with a large force under him. This move was both provocative and in line with Italy's desire to be major players of the Mediterranean Theatre.