Vizimir couldn’t believe it, a radicalized Germany had returned. This time intent on taking ‘revenge’ and being clear on their intent. But it didn’t take long for crowds to hit the streets protesting the new Germany, the people of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and even the former Russian Oblast were furious over the development.
A resounding declaration by Congress to cut all ties to Germany and cease border traffic came at a rare unanimous vote across the aisle. As the president went from meeting to meeting concerning the matter, it was clear what had to be done.
The Confederate military was ordered to assemble at the border of Germany and begin digging defensive structures and preparing for the event Germany made good on its threats of revenge.
“We will not go quietly this time” Vizimir told his generals, “Our Confederation has stood for over one hundred years and i’m not about to let some despot lunatics end that.”
The war with Germany was progressing well, Polish forces sustained some losses but that was expected. The assistance from Athens speed the conflict’s resolve and now the rise of a German Republic in the West meant the fascist regime was all but defeated. But a rise of disgruntle voices in the Confederate government made an embarrassing comment take its circulation through the halls of the Polish administration, “Damn Athenians are getting the credit.”
The more rigid war hawks and conservative members of Congress were paying attention to the reaction the world had made, and it was clear Athens was leading the way. The old right were bitter, “Poland struck first! We seized our moment to end this evil before it was planted deep in our beloved Europe!” Vizimir ignored it, a member of the Blue Centrist Party, he saw the Yellow Party and their deluded claims as something that could be embarrassing for the Polish state.
But if history does forget the Polish in the war, it would be troubling for his legacy, as it stands Vizimir rather quickly in his presidency struck a blow to fascism resurging on his borders. But if everyone saw Athens as the key power…it brought memories of his father judging harshly the Federation, “Don’t trust an Athenian, they think themselves so much better than us.” Poland and Athens while never enemies were at times soft rivals in different theaters of their little odd tug of war for European continental direction. His administration was the first in decades to even speak to the Athenians and that had to be spurred on by nazis. Only time would tell if Poland would change its stance in the world and try to align with the Athenians or resume their strange rivalry.