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Germany (german: Deutschland) was one of the civilizations available for Empire Earth and Empire Earth II. They are the main focus of the German Campaign.
Game description Edit
Germany emerged out of the unification of German states orchestrated by Otto von Bismarck in the second-half of the 19th Century. Germany had the largest and best equipped army in Europe at the turn of the 20th Century, and it was soon put to use.
World War I began in 1914 following the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand of Austria- Hungary by a Serbian nationalist. An intricate system of treaties and alliances quickly plunged Europe into war. Germany, Austria-Hungary’s ally, mobilized its forces hoping to knock France out of the fight before Russia could fully mobilize its army. But the Western Front bogged down into a stalemate and the war dragged on for four bloody years. At sea, the British navy was superior to the German surface fleet, so Germany relied heavily upon U-boats to sink warships and disrupt supply lines. When WWI ended in 1918, it had not settled the differences between the European nations. Moreover, the harsh terms imposed by the Treaty of Versailles became a rallying cry in Germany. Eventually they voted the party of the NSDAP (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) under Adolf Hitler the Führer leader of the Drittes Reich.
The Second World War began in 1939 when Germany, now under the control of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, invaded Poland. Germany had begun to rearm itself in the 1930s, in violation of the despised Treaty of Versailles. Employing a strategy called the “Blitzkrieg,” which involved the heavy use and rapid movement of Panzer tank divisions and aircraft, German forces rapidly overran Europe. By the end of 1941, Germany controlled most of the continent from the Atlantic Ocean to the outskirts of Moscow and from Norway to the Balkans, as well as North Africa. However the conquests had an end as the Germans lost at the Battle of Stalingrad today Volgograd 1942/43. Then the Germans began their retreat till the Allies defeat the Germans in their own country. The Second World War ended on the 8th May 1945. It took 45 years till Germany was one state again.