I'm getting a new computer tomorrow. It will take me a day or two to get it up and running. So, I probably won't finish the Italian OOB until Sunday or Monday.
The Italian RSI will be larger in 1947 than it was in 1944. Mussolini has had several more years to recruit/indoctrinate devoted fascists, including the youth from the classes of 1944-46. From what I have now, it looks like about a 30% increase in RSI strength compared to 1944.
Looking ahead to the Germans (which I should get started on in a week or so), the Waffen-SS will be greatly expanded. The Spiffing Brit pointed out upthread that SS recruiting efforts would intensify the longer they held control over occupied nations. Surprisingly (to me, anyway), one of the most fertile SS recruiting grounds is the Balkans, especially Croatia. And while I responded to The Spiffing Brit that the Western occupied nations were politically unreliable (especially after the battles in N. Africa 1942-43), the Germans were able to still get use out of them by using them as forced labor.
Albert Speer has had several more years to improve German industry. And for every addition of forced labor, that frees up German workers to become soldiers. So, basically, every deleted combat unit from a politically-unreliable occupied nation produces a corresponding German combat unit composed of former workers. This is a win-win situation from the German perspective--politically unreliables are converted into forced laborers which, in turn, allows the creation of additional German soldiers.
So, what you'll see is that Himmler is busy recruiting SS everywhere, but those unwilling to join the SS become forced laborers, which then creates more German soldiers from former German workers. Thus, the actual combat strength of the Germans increases. Further, with improved manufacturing due to Speer, those additional German combat units are very well equipped.
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