Interlude 3: Sanssouci palace, Potsdam, Germany
The Kaiser leaned over the map. Every where it looked like the forces of the Central Powers were in retreat - Krakow had fallen, Marienberg was threatened, Belgrade had been lost, Trento was in Italian hands, even their gains of the past two years in France (Chalons, Nancy, Verdun, Reims and Loos) looked to be threatened. Perhaps the war could not be won?
"Your majesty", an adjutant whispered urgently into his ear, breaking his reverie, "the Swedish prime minister has sent us a message accepting our offer of an alliance and informing us that they intend to declare war on Russia within days!".
Kaiser Wilhelm's eyes sparkled. "Send a message to the Bulgarian king - now is the time to see if they will join the war again. Together we can collapse the Serbs and they crush the Russians together with the Swedes! Also let's step up the efforts of our agents in Persia in order to bring them on to our side! This war can still be won!".
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