An even worse AU than before, where I will actually draw new things instead of reposting dumb stuff I've drawn years ago!
I'll start off by posting some things I drew two months ago!
This establishes the setting or something:
NATO c. 1955:
Later members are reunited Czechslovakia, East Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Albania.
The Trizone doesn't exist, since the crux of the Cold War is divided Poland, but Germany was divided in the following manner:
Cerulean is French: Republic of the Saar (or Saarland), and Republic of Baden.
Dark blue is the American Zone: Wurttemburg-Hohenzollern, Bavaria.
Red is the U.K. Zone: Republic of the Rhine and Westphalia. The small grey dot between Denmark and UK Zone is the Free City of Hamburg, a neutral actor.
Green is the Polish Zone: Saxony, Thuringia. Berlin, Brandenburg, and Mecklenburg were annexed by the Poles as reparations.
Basically, instead of industrial dismantling, a more subversive dismantling of the political ideal of a German state was conducted by the Allies after the WW2. Germany was made de facto client states of the Allies, and German industry doesn't really exist anymore having been spirited away to France, Poland, and the United States. The major players of European industry are France and UK, with a lesser role played by Nordics and Poland.
The ECSC exists, being an Anglo-French venture, instead of a Franco-German one. It hasn't quite evolved to the point of a federal entity like the EU has, but it still has significant stake in the economies of Europe.
The de jure governing body of the German states is headquartered in Bavaria, which is the German Confederation. It is a loose economic coalition, allowing free trade and free transit across former Germany and not much else. Given Germany's weak industrial status among the European powers, it primarily enjoys a subsidiary role besides the ECSC. It is situated across the street from the United States' XVIII Airborne Corps headquarters.
Since Germany lacks significant industry to produce its own equipment, it has to rely on the production of its allies. Primarily, the states are equipped by their benefactors which occupy the Allied Occupation Areas (AOA) of Former Germany. Saarland and Baden use French equipment, Rhine and Westphalia use British, etc. Sometimes they mix, but the majority of equipment comes from their Allied occupiers.
Despite the large amounts of territory and industry seized from Germany following the war, much of its population remains intact. This is primarily thanks to Allied efforts at expelling native German populations and taking their homes, sending them in cattle cars to Bavaria to be re-settled within the new German Confederation. The 1950's were rather hard times.
Here is a Mirage IIIV of Saarland: