The Soviet Union at its greatest extent.
|Population||1.4 Billion (1983 Census)|
|Government||Single Party Marxist-Leninist Socialist State|
|Languages||Russian, Mandarin, Mongolian Tögrög, Numerous Regional Languages|
|Religions||Abolished, State Atheism|
|Capital||Moscow, Russian SFSR.|
|Establishment||December 30, 1922|
|Disbandment||December 8, 1992 (Reorganized into the: "Union of Sino-Soviet Republics")|
|Currency||Soviet Ruble (SUR)|
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, commonly shortened to simply the "Soviet Union", was a communist nation that spanned the continents of both Europe and Asia. Vladimir Lenin led the Bolsheviks to victory and proclaimed the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the 30th of December in 1922.
Revolution, Civil War and Aftermath
Vladimir Lenin successfully toppled to Russian Republic in the October Revolution. This led directly into the Russian Civil War between the Bolsheviks and the White Russians, a conflict that would drag on for 5 more years. In 1918, Tsar Nicholas II was executed, though his family was spared and left to live in the Russian SFSR as best as they could. In 1922, the Russian Civil War finally came to an end in a red victory. Though not all was well. Vladimir Lenin, mastermind of the Revolution, was declining in health. His two strokes along with the bullets still lingering in his body from a past assassination attempt left him paralyzed, though quite able to write as brilliantly as ever. His wife, published his Last Will and Testament. It heavily criticized Stalin and Trotsky had him removed from the Central Committee. When Lenin finally passed, Leon Trotsky was named the successor to Lenin.
The Great Depression
In 1929, the Great Depression hit the Capitalist States of Europe and America. The Soviets, with its centrally managed economy, fares much better than any other country. In 1933, Germany is taken over by a so called "Nazi" Party led by Adolf Hitler. Trotsky is weary of this new leadership, believing it will one day seek revenge against the Allies of WW1. In 1938, the Soviets saw that Europe was on the brink of war due to the demands that Hitler has over Czechoslovakia. The UIK signs an agreement with Hitler but that proved to be short lived, as German troops marched into Bohemia-Moravia, creating a protectorate.
The Second World War
In 1939, Trotsky was asked by Hitler to assist him in invading Poland in exchange for the Baltic States and Eastern Poland. Trotsky, not trusting Hitler, refuses. Hitler invades Poland on September 1st, but the Soviet Union remains neutral due to the western fears of the so called: "Red Menace." France falls in 1940, and Hitler begins planning an amphibious invasion of the British Isles. But the plan was scrapped, and he began massing troops for Operation Barbarossa, the Invasion of the Soviet Union. The Operation begins, and the Germans initially plough through Soviet defences. But due to a certain level of preparedness for an attack, the Germans begin to be pushed back. Japan bombs Pearl Harbour, and the United States joins the war, immediately signing a pact with the Soviet leadership. The United Imperial Kingdom follows suit and the "Big Three" meet to discuss plans for the war. The Soviets and Germans reach a stalemate as Trotsky begins to get angry. With all the bleeding his people are doing, the Allies haven't landed a single soldier on the European Front. Trotsky assumed it was a conspiracy, initially believing that they were going to fight to the last Russian, then they were going to invade and harvest all the spoils of war, with the Soviets having won it with their own blood and treasure. In 1942, the Soviets begin to make a comeback, and the first German Army surrenders. Trotsky is pleased. But the next year things get interesting. An unknown German leaked documents detailing horrible events involving Jews. They were being shipped to concentration camps and killed off. Slowly, the German people begin to go against Hitler, believing that genocide was barbaric, and certainly not the answer. The SS remains loyal to the end, but is outnumbered. The Soviets continue the offensive, reaching Warsaw by early-1943. In June of 1943, Hitler is assassinated and the next day, the Soviets march into Berlin, eliminate the remaining resistance, and fly the flag of the motherland over the black heart of the Reichstag. A meeting in Yalta, Ukrainian SSR is scheduled to take place to shape post-war Europe.
The Beginning of Tensions
After the Germans were dealt with, the Soviets had a new threat, Imperialism. This led to the increase in Soviet-American relations, meeting to discuss trade negotiations and such. This led directly into the founding of the Union of Republics to combat the influence of Imperialism around the world after the creation of Imperial Kingdoms by the Commonwealth of Nations. The Soviets had established a large contingent of Pro-Soviet governments in Eastern Europe. This was called the "Warsaw Pact", which was the Communist Inner Circle of sorts. Trotsky had made repeated attempts to get Mussolini to join the Pact, but he maintained Italy's neutrality.
Annexation of China and Mongolia
In 1960, Mao Zedong's heart gave out, and chaos ensued in China. Trotsky took this as an opportunity, and marched his troops into Beijing, proclaiming the Tibetan, Uyghur, Manchu, and Chinese SSRs. The Soviet Economy skyrocketed, but to maintain the Soviet homogenity, Chinese intellectuals were quietly taken from their homes in the middle of the night and executed, under the nose of everybody. Soviet culture was imposed on the new republics until the former Chinese culture was nearly wiped off the face of the Earth. Chinese students were also required to learn Russian. Mongolia was later "asked" by Trotsky to join the Union, which under threat, complied.
In 1969, the United Imperial Kingdom invaded Argentina after they invaded the British Falklands. Soviet Leader Boris Stanislav met with President Reagan of the United States and they began a blockade. This blockade, known as the Grain Embargo, began to take its toll on the Commonwealth, fueling the food crisis and sparking riots across the Imperial countries. This caused Ireland to become a republic and declare non-allegiance.
The Soviet Union had the undisputed largest military in the world, especially after the annexation of the People's Republic of China. Just before the Third World War, the Soviets had 2.250,000 servicemen. During the war however, as many as 200,000,000 Soviets were drafted into the Soviet war machine. These conscripts steamrolled over the entire Eurasian Continent, taking out any Commonwealth country with ease.