| As we all know, Crimson Skies is set in an
alternate 1937 America. The US is no more, and in it's place is a bunch
of new nations.
Well, here is my interpretation of the world. This is of course
as-decided in 2008, before any possible re-released/ or new released
materials (Face it, when is THAT gonna happen?). I go
as much canon as possible, but in some cases I am taking vast liberty
in unexplained areas, such as Eastern Europe, Scandanavia, the
Although unlikely, it would be awesome if some were included in any new
In my Crimsonskies, there are only a few notable things differant than
a "Standard" CS sourcebook.
#1. Although air power is still the most powerful force, ground and
marine forces still carry their own weight. Mainly because
many materials such as raw ore, wood, coal,etc,etc, would be too heavy
and too cheap of a material to pay a zeppelin to carry. In addition, it
takes less of a skilled crew to run a tramp ship, than a tramp zeppelin.
#2. I am interpreting (As of 1938), that for a short period, Adolf
Hitler and Kaiser Wilhelm managed to put aside their differances for
"The good of Germany", in the fact that they are not seperately working
on winning over "Private allies", loyal only to either the Imperial or
Nazi forces. In addition, through concessions and bartering,
Hitler dropped his most radical programs (In order to preserve the
relative "cleanliness" of the CS universe), in exchange for increased
Nationalist power of the government, and some of Hitlers personal pet
projects (Such as the Bismarck Super-zeppelin).
#3. Joseph Stalin managed to completely re-unite the majority of the
USSR in early 1935. By 1938, the USSR has it's military just beginning
to re-organize, it's industries gearing up, and a stable interior (It's
actual enemies (such as the Soviet Far East Republic and the Federal
Republic of Georgia), are only bordering it, with most of the pockets
of resistance crushed. Leaving only roving pirate bands and occasional
clusters of White or opposing Red forces).
#4. Spain took advantage of the chaos of the US breaking up to
re-occupy Cuba in order to take it's citizens minds off of internal
problems. As the Spanish Civil War erupted in early 1936,
Republicans held their ground in spain against Nationalists, while the
Republican forces in Cuba, are mainly fending off Nationalist and
Vulture Legion (German Volunteers) forces that are operating from the
That's about it.....everything else primarily coincides with Canon,
most of it not actually being covered.
Locals around the world