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Balkenkreuz

The Wehrmacht symbol, a straight-armed Balkenkreuz

The Wehrmacht (English: Defence Forces) were the unified armed forces of Nazi Germany from 1935 to 1945. It consisted of the Heer (army), the Kriegsmarine (navy) and the Luftwaffe (air force). The Wehrmacht is considered during the World War II the most powerful army in the German history.

The Supreme Commander of the Wehrmacht is the Führer Adolf Hitler in his capacity as Germany's head of state. The Heer is under command of the Generalfeldmarschall Wilheim Keitel. The Kriegsmarine is administrated by the Grobadmiral Erich Raeder and replaced by Karl Doniztz after Raeder's retirement. The Luftwaffe is leaded by the Reichmarschall Hermann Goring.

In Wolfenstein: The New Order, the Wehrmacht discovered a secret placement of Da'at Yichud where the German soldiers stole the secrets inside the placement. All the information was given to General Wilheim Strasse, where he could develop his advanced weapons for the German Reich at his fortified compound. Despite the unsuccessful assault at the Deathshead's compound, General Strasse continued to develop his researches until the Wehrmacht won World War II by the creation of the atomic bomb. After the war, all armies of the world were absorbed by the military forces of the Third Reich and the Wehrmacht is now considered has the most powerful army of the history of mankind. All technologies developed inside the Deathshead's compound give the Wehrmacht more powerful each day until all soldiers are invincibles. Despite all these, all the enemies encountered in the New Order except Gen Strasse himself were all members of the SS.

Ranking System Edit

Generalfeldmarschall Edit

The Generalfeldmarshall is the highest rank in the Wehrmacht. It is considered the equivalent of a Field Marshal.

Generaloberst Edit

The Generaloberst is the second highest rank in the Wehrmacht. It is considered the equivalent of a Colonel General.

General Edit

The General is third highest rank in the Wehrmacht.

Generalleutnant Edit

The Generalleutnant is the fourth highest rank in the Wehrmacht. It is considered the equivalent of Lieutenant General.

Generalmajor Edit

The Generalmajor is the fifth highest rank in the Wehrmacht. It is considered the equivalent of a Major General. One famous Generalmajor was Klaus Klinger.

Oberst Edit

The Oberst is the sixth highest rank in the Wehrmacht. It is considered the equivalent of a Colonel.

Oberstleutnant Edit

The Oberstleutnant is the seventh highest rank in the Wehrmacht. It is considered the equivalent of a Lieutenant Colonel.

Major Edit

The Major is the eighth highest rank in the Wehrmacht.

Hauptmann Edit

The Hauptmann is the tenth highest rank in the Wehrmacht. It is considered the equivalent of a Captain.

Oberleutnant Edit

The Oberleutnant is the eleventh highest rank in the Wehrmacht. It is considered the equivalent of a Lieutenant.

Leutnant Edit

The Leutnant is the twelfth highest rank in the Wehrmacht. It is considered the equivalent of a Second Lieutenant.

EnemiesEdit

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