WRITTEN BY: Whispers
But underneath this peaceful façade, a dark truth remains. While most Death Camps were abandoned or dismantled when Grindelwald got rid of his Nazi pawns, above some the black smoke still rises.
Magical Creatures who are both powerful and willing to submit to Grindelwald, quickly rise to power in this brave new world. Those without power, but who are still willing to submit, are given a position of subservience in safety, much like the Muggles. But those who refuse to submit? More than fifty years into Grindelwald's reign, the Centaurs, too proud to submit, Elves and Dwarves, too fond of Muggles to accept this new regime, are all but extinct. The black smoke still rises.
Needless to say, Purebloods are the cream of the crop in Grindelwald's world. Still, Halfbloods have it good, with the only limit on their freedom the new Halfblood Marriage Act, designed to 'discourage' Halfbloods from marrying and, more specifically, from having offspring that would further 'dilute' their blood; an effort of Grindelwald to 'slowly but peacefully' coax wizarding bloodlines back to pureblooded. Those Halfbloods that resist? Gone. Muggleborn? There are no more Muggleborn on the mainland. The black smoke still rises.
Of course, there is a last bastion of Muggle resistance. Working with the seemingly submissive leadership of Beauxbatons, some Muggles, Wizards and Witches still fight for the principles of freedom and equality. Whenever they are found out? The black smoke rises.
Now, Grindelwald turns his attention to the United Kingdom and Ireland. This will touch the lives of everyone, including the students at Hogwarts, who might find themselves involved more deeply than anyone could have imagined.
* World War II started and happened pretty much the same as it did in our world, with two rather large and decisive differences: Firstly D-Day (June 6, 1944) was won by the Nazi troops and, secondly, the Nazis then proceeded to win at the Russian front. Both of these events swung the tide of war in favour of Germany and where, in our world, Germany had essentially lost the war by 1945, in the Grindelverse they win.
* By 1947, most of mainland Europe (including Russia) and the coast of Morocco, Algeria and Tunesia, are under Nazi rule.
* From 1947-1952, the Nazis work on getting the remaining neutral European countries under their control (Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Turkey and Switzerland). Having virtually no opposition left, they do this quickly and easily. Having no further use for the and sickened with their methods, Grindelwald starts to undermine the Nazis.
* In 1953, Grindelwald disposed of Hitler and the Nazis. He shuts down the Death Camps and allows the (few) remaining Jews and Gypsies to leave (the Gypsies disappear into Romania, the Jews found Israel). He also openly declares himself to be a wizard.
* The years between 1953-2013 are spent dealing with various (small) uprising, making peace with the USA, United Kingdom and Ireland (they sign a treaty in 1955) and dealing with the worldwide shock that magic is real. Grindelwald also implements his 'new and better world' with a great focus on art, philosophy and magic and where gay and transgendered people can live openly (but also where Muggles are considered second-class and entire groups of people literally go up in smoke).
* In 2013, Grindelwald has pursued a secret treaty with the USA that allows him to bring the United Kingdom and Ireland under his rule. While the English people don't know it yet, the seemingly immortal Grindelwald prepares once again for war....
First plot event: Spies and Suspicions, October 21st
Second plot event: England to War, November 22nd