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Cold War Rankings in 1962
Cold War Rankings in 1962

The Cold War refers to the three-way geopolitical conflict between the superpowers of the world: the Greater Germanic Reich, the Empire of Japan and the United States of America. By 1962, all three countries are nuclear powers, making direct conflict practically impossible without a nuclear war. Therefore, the Cold War consists largely of economic competition, proxy wars and other rivalries, such as the Space Race.

The conflict originates from the victory of the Axis Powers in World War II where the German Reich, Italian Empire, and Japanese Empire successfully defeated the United States, Soviet Union, and United Kingdom, however the Axis Powers would break off from one another and resistance movements would spring up across the globe by 1962. Aside from the Nuclear Arms Race, the US, Germany, and Japan engage in covert means to spread influence and to suppress resistance movements within their territory and sattelite states.

Each power has its own faction and economic sphere: Germany has the Einheitspakt and the Großraum Kontinentaleuropa, while the United States has the Organization of Free Nations (OFN) and the American Sphere, and Japan has the Co-Prosperity Sphere[1], covering both groups.

The TNO Cold War is based off of the actual Cold War, which saw the Capitalist USA pit off against the Communist USSR. Numerous proxy wars and politicans in our world are featured in TNO. The Vietnam War inspired the South African War and West African War[2], elements of the Troubles can be seen in the English Civil War, the Cuban Missile Crisis is replicated in the Hawaiian Missile Crisis and Channel Crisis, and more.

Interface[edit | edit source]

Economic Spheres[edit | edit source]

Großraum Kontinentaleuropa[edit | edit source]

Germany's own sphere contains Germany and it's various colonies, satellite states, allies and economic partners. Formed during and after the Second World War, Germany's Economic Sphere is generally focused in the European continent, in the conquered lands that it now holds.

American Sphere[edit | edit source]

The American Sphere contains America and it's major allies in the OFN, as well as like-minded democratic states and various economic partners across the globe. Generally within the North American Continent as well as holdings in Oceania and South America, America's Economic sphere is focused in many regions, mainly within the existing Allied Powers from the Second World War.

Co-Prosperity Sphere[edit | edit source]

The Japanese Sphere, similar to Germany's, is made up of it's various colonies, satellite states and economic partners. Formed during and after the Second World War, Japan's Economic Sphere is generally focused in the Asian continent, with China and it's various warlord states making the bulk of the sphere, alongside the rest of South East Asia.

Italian Sphere[edit | edit source]

Iberian Sphere[edit | edit source]

Brazilian Sphere[edit | edit source]

Argentinian Sphere[edit | edit source]

Factions[edit | edit source]

Einheitspakt[3][edit | edit source]

Main Article: Einheitspakt

The Einheitspakt is a military and economic alliance led by the Greater Germanic Reich, consisting of protectorates, Kommissariats, partners, and allies. Its main goal is to maintain Germany's economic and political control over conquered territories and allies, preventing competing factions from gaining foothold. This "Autarky" aimed to promote intra-Pact economic growth, but instead made the German-dominated sphere economically fragile, bolstering black and grey markets across the Pact.

Organization of Free Nations[4][edit | edit source]

Main Article: Organization of Free Nations

The Organization of Free Nations (OFN), led by the United States, is a democratic organization primarily composed of the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Its primary purpose is to ensure the security of the Americas and the South Pacific, often supporting separatists in the Einheitspakt and Co Prospherity Sphere. The OFN trades with neutral nations and the Triumvirate.

Greater East-Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere (Dai Tōa Kyōeiken)[5][edit | edit source]

Main Article: Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere

The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, led by the Empire of Japan, is an organization comprising most of East and Southeast Asia. It consists of nations that are de jure independent but closely tied to the Japanese government. All nations within the faction provide military access to Japan and are loyal to the Japanese government. The Co-Prosperity Sphere trades with the Triumvirate and the United Mexican States.

Triumvirate[6][edit | edit source]

Main Article: Triumvirate

The Triumvirate is a multilateral military alliance and economic sphere established in the 1950s by the Italian Empire, Iberian Union, and Republic of Turkey to dissuade German aggression and secure their possessions from World War II. Despite being an alliance of equals, the Triumvirate remains an Italian-dominated sphere, causing tensions between its member states. By 1962, tensions between the Iberian Union and Republic of Turkey grew due to perceived Italian domination, Italian control over the Suez Canal, and competition over Algerian lands. Italian support for Greek support, occupation of the Dodecanese, and border disputes in the Levant also strained relations. Italian high command now considers Turkey a potential foe rather than an ally.

Proxy Conflicts[edit | edit source]

Guaranteed Conflicts[edit | edit source]

Malaya[7][edit | edit source]

Main Article: Malayan Emergency

The Malayan Emergency is a guerilla war fought in the Malay Peninsula between the United Malayan Anti-Japanese Front supported by the United States of America and the OFN, against the Military Governorate of Shonan-Marai supported by the Empire of Japan, Republic of Thailand, and the State of Guangdong.

Madagascar (Malagasy Uprising)[8][edit | edit source]

Main Article: Second Malagasy Uprising

The Second Malagasy Uprising is a proxy conflict between the Einheitspakt - fighting to uphold the military government of Madagascar - and both the OFN (covertly) and Kyōiken backing the native Malagasy peoples in a revolt.

Puerto Plata Invasion/Dominican Civil War[9][edit | edit source]

Main Article: Puerto Plata Invasion

The Puerto Plata Invasion is a military operation conducted on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. Carried out by the Caribbean Legion and supported by the United States, Cuba, Mexico, and Costa Rica, the ultimate objective of the invasion is to oust Rafael Trujillo, the fascist leader of the Dominican Republic, who is backed by the Iberian Union and the Greater German Reich.

Philippines (Balintawak Blitz)[10][edit | edit source]

Main Article: Balintawak Blitz

The Balintawak Blitz is a proxy Conflict and civil war fought in the South East Asian country of the Phillipines. The civil war is fought between those loyal to the government of the Second Philippine Republic and various anti-Japanese rebel group under the All-Filipino Revolutionary Socialist Republic in the North, as well as US Forces who remained in the Phillipines in the South.

South African War[11][edit | edit source]

Main Article: South African War

The South African War (or Third Boer War) is an African conflict between the Union of South Africa and the Afrika-Schild starting in November of 1963.

While officially fought between South Africa and the Afrika-Schild, the OFN can send volunteer units and equipment to South Africa, while the Einheitspakt can send support to the Afrika-Schild, provided Germany has concluded the German Civil War.

West African War[12][edit | edit source]

Main Article: West African War

The West African War is a conflict between the Pan-African Liberation Front and the Free French Liberation Forces, as well as their allies and client states, and is a proxy war between Japan's support for the PALF and the United States' support for the Free French.

Colombian Civil War (La Violencia)[13][edit | edit source]

Main Article: La Violencia

La Violencia is a civil war in Colombia between the central government (backed by Iberia and Potentially Brazil) radical Liberals (backed by America, Cuba, Venezuela and Potentially Brazil) and radical Conservatives (backed by Italy and Japan) originating from the assassination of President Jorge Eliécer Gaitán in 1954. A ceasefire has been in place since 1956, but the conflict will resume in 1965 with the Second Patriotic Army (backed by Germany) the Conflict Fully Resumes in 1966. This is one of the few proxy wars where all three blocs are involved, alongside the Malagasy Rebellion and the Oil Crisis. Guangdong also plays a role in La Violencia.

Indonesian Civil War[14][edit | edit source]

Main Article: Indonesian Civil War

The Indonesian Civil War begins in 1965 when Mohammad Hatta suddenly leads a rebellion against the Unitary government under Soekarno, declaring a Free Government of the Republic of Indonesia (PRIM). It is a proxy conflict between the United States and the Japanese Empire, deciding the fate of Indonesia and its oil and rubber reserves. The conflict is triggered by government complications, rising instability, and disdain for Japanese control. The United States, Commonwealth of Australia, and Japan intervenes in this conflict, with the US supporting the PRIM and the Japanese attempting to uphold the Sukharno administration.

West Indies Crisis[edit | edit source]

The West Indies Crisis is a crisis involving the West Indies Federation and the various independence movements in the Federation. A crisis that involves Jamaican seperatist movements and the West Indies Government. This Crisis is unique as it does not involve a conflict, but rather in the intervention of the referendum involving the independence of Jamaica and the various former colonial holdings in the West Indies.

The United States, Japan and potentially the Greater Germanic Reich can intervene in this crisis, influencing support for their favored faction.

Oil Crisis[15][edit | edit source]

Main Article: Oil Crisis

The Oil Crisis is a proxy conflict and economic crisis in The New Order: Last Days of Europe that canonically occurs in 1971.

Around this time, several civil wars in Middle Eastern countries will disrupt the operations of the Italian ENI company, leading to significant price fluctuations in oil value. This disruption will disrupt the global oil market, causing economic and political turmoil abroad. Pan-Arab socialist and hardline-Islamic movements, supported by foreign nations, and national democratic movements, will emerge to take back oil assets previously controlled by the Italian Empire.

Turk Kenes[edit | edit source]

Turkes Kenes, meaning Turkic Council, is an attempt by Turkmenistan to unite the Central Asian Turkic nations, except for Kazakhstan, under a single banner to increase their chances against those who want to meddle in their affairs, such as Iran and Afghanistan who have attempted an invasion the region previously. They can align themselves with the OFN or the Einheitspakt. While the OFN can try to unite the region of Turkestan diplomatically by aiding the conference, Germany will aid the Turkestan Legion, helping them organize raids. All the while Japan is trying to undermine the conference, striving for its failure. Should the conference fail, Afghanistan will declare war on the nations involved, launching their attempt at preventing the unification of the region.

Icelandic Elections of 1971[edit | edit source]

The Icelandic Elections of 1971 is a mechanic that occurs in the nation of Iceland at the height of the Oil Crisis.

Iceland, occupied by the British in 1940 after the fall of Denmark and Iceland's subsequent independence, has been garrisoned by OFN troops, mainly the US Icelandic Administration to be exact. 30 Years since the start of the occupation and with Anti-OFN sentiment building, the final straw comes after reports of drunk American soldiers beating an Icelandic college student to death and covering the story up.

When the White House learns about this leak, massive riots amass outside the American embassy and the Icelandic government ends up collapsing, creating a delicate power vacuum in the 1971 elections for the United States and Germany to back the pro-OFN or anti-OFN coalitions, respectively. Iceland will hold an election that may determine if Iceland will remain in the OFN or leave to join as part of Germany's sphere of influence, dependent on who is elected into its government.

The United States and Germany can intervene in this crisis, influencing their support for their favoured faction.

Non Guaranteed Conflicts[edit | edit source]

Iberian Wars[edit | edit source]

Main Article: Iberian Wars

The Iberian Wars is a conflict that the superpowers can intervene in in the mid-1960s to early-1970s

Occuring due to the critical instability of the Iberian Union and the handling of state matters behind the backdrop of excessive terrorist activities, with the Iberian Union dissolving and breaking apart. This results in the Second Spanish Civil War occuring between seperatists, Spanish Republicans, Franco Loyalists and Falangists in Spain, and a Portugese Civil War between the Portugese Government and various seperatists and factions.

Channel Crisis[edit | edit source]

Main Article: Channel Crisis

The Channel Crisis is a standoff between Germany and the USA, if Her Majesty's Most Loyal Resistance (HMMLR) wins the British Civil War. Upon the victory of the HMMLR, they will ask the USA for a guarantee of Independence as well as entry into the OFN. Germany, unwilling to lose her position in the Atlantic due to the loss of Britain, plans to conduct Operation Sealion II. To ensure the survival of the Free British, the US must negotiate terms with Germany, lest the loss of Britain once more, or worse, nuclear war happens.

Battle for Italy[edit | edit source]

The Battle of Italy is a mechanic that occurs if Italy goes democratic in the mid to late 60s. Due to this democratic league, and their massive influence in the Balkans and the Middle East, both the Co-prosperity Sphere and the Organisation of Free Nations plan to court Italy to join their sphere of influence and faction, potentially tipping the Cold War in their favour through economic, military and political proposals in the mechanic.

Congo Crisis[edit | edit source]

The Congo Crisis is a Proxy War that can happen if Huttig’s Reichstaat collapses at Stage 1 or 2 or when the OFN Mandate in Africa fails, this crisis sees all 3 Superpowers taking part.

In the event of a Reichstaat collapse, this conflict is fought between the Democratic Congo which is backed by America, with Katanga, Azendeland backed by Japan, and the Wehrmacht Remnants backed by Germany, and many more warlord states involved.

In the event of an OFN mandate collapse, the US will instead back the OFN remnants in the Federal Republic, due to an oversight, even though Germany can’t participate in the 2nd Scenario, they still lose points if any side wins.

Haitian Blitz/Hinache Blitz/Red Blitz[edit | edit source]

The Haitian Blitz is a Proxy Conflict that can occur in 3 ways. This proxy war involves the Germans and Americans.

Trujillo’s Haitian Blitz: If Trujillo survives the Puerto Plata Invasion, he will invade Haiti with Iberian and German backing in 1966, with the intention to annex the nation and unite Hispaniola. The Haitians backed by the Americans will resist. Should Trujillo fail in his invasion and the Dominican Republic capitulate, the Dominican Republic becomes an OFN-OAS Mandate.

Hinache Blitz: If either Haiti or the the Dominican Republic (with an OFN friendly government after Puerto Plata) is angered enough because the Americans favored the other side in the Hinache Dispute, they have the option to invade the other.

Hispaniolan Red Blitz: Should the Communist Putsch succeed after the Puerto Plata Invasion and the Haitian Civil War escalates to all out Conflict, the Dominicans can form a faction with the PPLN against the Haitian Government. Should the Haitian Government somehow comes out victorious, the OFN-OAS Mandate will form in the Dominican Republic

Angolan Civil War[edit | edit source]

The Angolan Civil War is a Proxy War that can happen if the Coalition Government of Angola under the OFN mandate collapses or Huttig’s Reichstatt collapses at any stage. This results in a civil war against the 2 main contenders, which are Savambi’s União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola, or UNITA backed by America and Neto’s Partido da Luta Unida Africana por Angola or PLUAA, backed by Japan.

Mozambican Civil War[edit | edit source]

Reclamation of France[edit | edit source]

The Reclamation of France is an event that occurs in 1969, provided if Free France wins the West African War, conducting talks in the Iberian Union and the sucessful West African Reconstruction. Free France with American and Iberian backing (if talks succeeded) will meet with the French Resistance to combat the French State (backed by Germany).

If Pinay’s Democratic Reforms succeeded, France is a Constitutional Monarchy, or The French Resistance won the French Civil War due to Sidos or Poujade breaking the country up, the French Reconciliation happens instead. Both situations leads to the Reclamation of France by the Free World, dealing a blow to the Germans.

Mano Campaign[edit | edit source]

Second and Third Colombian Civil Wars[edit | edit source]

Jamaican Coup[edit | edit source]

Black Power Revolution[edit | edit source]

Rankings[edit | edit source]

To make it easier for the players to visualise who is winning and losing in this 3 sided Cold War, points are given to keep track of the different factions in the world, the global position of a super power gives that nation benefits, which can be seen below.

Rank Effects
1st Daily Political Power Gain: +0.30

War Support: +6.00%

Research Speed: +12.00%

Maximum Command Power Increase: +30

Consumer Goods Production Factor: +12.00%

Debt Ceiling: +30.00%

2nd Daily Political Power Gain: +0.15

War Support: +3.00%

Research Speed: +6.00%

Maximum Command Power Increase: +15

Consumer Goods Production Factor: +6.00%

Debt Ceiling: +15.00%

3rd Daily Political Power Gain: +0.10

War Support: +2.00%

Research Speed: +4.00%

Maximum Command Power Increase: +10

Consumer Goods Production Factor: +4.00%

Debt Ceiling: +10.00%

Victory and Defeat[edit | edit source]

For every victory in each of the following crises, points are gained and lost for each sphere. These can range from minor losses of 50 to 75 points for a "Defeat" to a colossal loss of 200 points for a "Total Defeat" and the converse for "Victory" and "Total Victory".

Additionally, as more members join or leave spheres and factions, points for sections such as naval dominance, economy, military size and nuclear stockpiles also influence who gets to rule the top spot of global superpower.

Note that, there are exceptions as well.

This include but not limited to, the German Civil War, where the German Reich is temporarily removed from the Cold War Interface. The 2nd phase of 2nd Northern Expedition under Long Yun succeeding, reclaiming all the way to Manchuria, which is a loss of 1000 points for the Co-prosperity Sphere and Japan.

Notes/References[edit | edit source]