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Apocalypse: 1936 (PT/OOC/OPEN)

Postby Wasi State » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:57 pm

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Current RP Time: April 1st, 1936 - May 1st, 1936


The year is 1936, the Great War that was supposed to end in 1918 had turned into an eternal bloodbath of attrition lasting to this day. Bringing much of the world to ruin from both constant warfare and societal disrepair, becoming the most costly war in human existence, as well as its most threatening. Bringing many nations to near collapse. With unrestricted use of chemical weapons and biological agents created from weaponized Spanish Influenza having been used to kill off a fraction of the human population worldwide. Human civilization finds itself standing at the cusp of total annihilation, hanging on by mere delicate threads.

The Western Front has been bombed, shelled, and gassed to the stone age, devolving into an anarchic wasteland full of roving gangs and survivalist groups who cower in fear as Entente and Central Power bombers fly daily over their heads to keep No Man's Land barely habitual, and their enemies' infrastructure back home in constant disrepair.

The Russian Civil War has brought the country into multiple warring factions fighting endlessly for control over a husk of a former empire. The Stock Market Crash of 1925 has never been fully recovered, crippling the American Dream into becoming a living Jim Crow fashioned nightmare. Vorbeck's Brigades continues to wreak havoc in Sub-Saharan Africa into the modern day, turning the colonies back to their more tribalistic beginnings as authority from their European masters have broken down.

Hitler's NSDAP, Strasser's Freikorps, and the Spartacus League conspire to bring down Kaiser Wilhelm II's empire from within, as Germany's military industrial complex has finally reached the apex of rotting German society from within with civil war looming on the horizon. France and Great Britain as well deal with their own infighting and uprisings domestically, bringing tensions within the Entente to a boiling point of no return.

The world stands at the abyss, and the abyss is staring right back at it...


Rules:
    1. Follow NationStates' Site and Forum Rules as standard.
    2. OP And Co-Ops word is final.
    3. Do Not Godmode or metagame, if you have a disagreement with a player, discuss it civilly in the OOC. And if no resolution can be found consult Rule 2.
    4. Play fairly and within the realm of realism, it is recommended that if you plan to do war that you post a ORBAT (Order of Battle) for yourself and other players to reference.
    5. The Point of Divergence for this RP is 1914, any major changes to a nation before that are not strictly liable. Major changes afterwards have to keep to the theme of the RP.
    6. Given the nature of this RP and the time period it takes place in, OOC genocide and holocaust denial won't be tolerated. In saying that, values dissonance present in the IC won't be whitewash as long as it follows forum rules and that it is clearly coming from a character and not a player.
    7. Technologies in this RP mostly adhere to OTL dates, with the exception of chemical and biological weapon developments.
    8. Given the fragile nature of the world, constant warring might do the exact opposite in stabilizing a nation, and with some countries expect to play out a civil war or revolt which other players being allowed to participate in as opposing sides.
    9. And despite the grim nature of the RP, most importantly remember that this is a forum game and have fun!


Note, with the Map.
    -Blacken areas represent places with no authority and are anarchic in nature. Largely either run by warlords or isolated communities or tribes. You can apply to be such a group yourself, but be warned it will be a dog eat dog world.

Note, when making an application: Take into account that GDP and Population size for a majority of countries would've taken a big hit compared to their OTL numbers with WW1 prolonging itself into 1936 and with Spanish Influenza being rampant.

Many nations, especially those that have participated in the heavy fighting of the Great War, have become very unstable politically and sociably, and as such many political groups, even obscured ones from OTL, have been vying for power to bring their countries from becoming borderline failed states. So take this into account depending on the country you choose to play as, especially when filling out the National Debuffs in the application. These represent the more negative characteristics and spirits your country is facing by 1936, these can however be overcome and mitigated through time and effort put forth into improving your country over the course of the IC. It is recommended you pick two or three of these Debuffs.

Also if applying for a political or paramilitary group to a country, also specify location of states where the political base is most strongest.
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[b]Location:[/b]
[b]Government Type:[/b]
[b]Capital:[/b]
[b]National Debuffs (Pick Two or Three):[/b]
[b]GDP:[/b]
[b]Population:[/b]
[b]History:[/b]
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Postby Union Princes » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:57 pm

I'll try this out

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Country/Political Group/Anarchic State: The American First Party/Minutemen (Paramilitary Branch)
Head of State/Leader: Huey Long
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Location: Louisiana (capital state), Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Virginia.
Government Type: Political Party
Capital: New Orleans
National Debuffs:
Great Depression: Although a worldwide phenomenon, the Great Depression started with a stock market crash in the United States and has caused unemployment rates to soar and tax revenue to plummet. The American people and its government have enough to worry about without getting involved in another war as the country is torn apart by partisanship.
United We Stand: While everyone under the AUS banner is loosely united behind Long's "Share Our Wealth" program, there are two distinct wings to the coalition: A progressive, egalitarian wing that wants to improve the lot of all Americans regardless of race, color, or creed, and a reactionary, ethno-nationalist wing that would limit the benefits to whites only and restrict minorities to second-class citizenship at best.
Legacy of Washington: Both sides of the America First Party strongly encourages citizens to be patriotic about their country and be proud of their American heritage. In particular, the AFP is very fond of the Founding Fathers and the ideals of 1776.
GDP: N/A
Population: 7.5 million members in 27,000 clubs around the country
History: Huey Long, famously referred to as the "Kingfish", is an American politician who is serving as a Senator from Louisiana and the founder of the populist American First Party. An outspoken populist, Huey Long is best known for his Share His Wealth program while imfamous for his exploits in his time as the "Dictator" of Louisiana. The motto "Every Man a King" signifies Long's goal to intriduce a new wealth redistribution bill aimed at revitalizing the working class in America.

The America First Union Party/America First Party is a political party in the US whose ideology combines traditional populist principles with neo-capitalist ideas. It was founded in 1934 by Senator Huey Long after the defeat of the Democractic Party in the 1932 Presidential Election. The senator decided to create his own party to support his "Share Our Wealth" program which gained popularity in the agriculturial regions in the South and Midwest states impacted by the Depression. The American First Union Party calls for redistribution of wealth and social welfare, but within a strong centralized corporatist economic structure that is controlled by paternalistic economic and political elite.
Map Color: Blue
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Union Princes wrote:I'll try this out


Country/Political Group/Anarchic State: The American First Party/Minutemen (Paramilitary Branch)
Head of State/Leader: Huey Long
Location: Louisiana
Government Type: Political Party
Capital: New Orleans
National Debuffs:
Great Depression: Although a worldwide phenomenon, the Great Depression started with a stock market crash in the United States and has caused unemployment rates to soar and tax revenue to plummet. The American people and its government have enough to worry about without getting involved in another war as the counrty is torn apart by partisanship.
United We Stand: While everyone under the AUS banner is loosely united behind Long's "Share Our Wealth" program, there are two distinct wings to the coalition: A progressive, egalitarian wing that wants to improve the lot of all Americans regardless of race, color, or creed, and a reactionary, ethno-nationalist wing that would limit the benefits to whites only and restrict minorities to second-class citizenship at best.
Legacy of Washington: Both sides of the America First Party strongly encourages citizens to be patriotic about their country and be proud of their American heritage. In particular, the AFP is very fond of the Founding Fathers and the ideals of 1776.
GDP: N/A
Population: 7.5 million members in 27,000 clubs around the country
History: Huey Long, famously referred to as the "Kingfish", is an American politician who is serving as a Senator from Louisiana and the founder of the populist American First Party. An outspoken populist, Huey Long is best known for his Share His Wealth program while imfamous for his exploits in his time as the "Dictator" of Louisiana. The motto "Every Man a King" signifies Long's goal to intriduce a new wealth redistribution bill aimed at revitalizing the working class in America.

The America First Union Party/America First Party is a political party in the US whose ideology combines traditional populist principles with neo-capitalist ideas. It was founded in 1934 by Senator Huey Long after the defeat of the Democractic Party in the 1932 Presidential Election. The senator decided to create his own party to support his "Share Our Wealth" program which gained popularity in the agriculturial regions in the South and Midwest states impacted by the Depression. The American First Union Party calls for redistribution of wealth and social welfare, but within a strong centralized corporatist economic structure that is controlled by paternalistic economic and political elite.
Map Color: Blue
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Loving me the Kaiserriech aesthetic, Accepted. I'll center you in the traditional American South if another American player joins in.
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Postby Plzen » Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:24 am

This took me a few hours of research and writing... hopefully it looks okay.

Country: Formally, the Commonwealth of Northern Socialist Republics. Informally, just Norden.

Head of State/Leader: Norden's Head of State is Thorvald Stauning, State Minister of the Northern Commonwealth

Location: Northern Europe. Nominally, it includes territory within the 1914 frontiers of the Kingdom of Denmark, the Kingdom of Sweden, the Kingdom of Norway, and the Grand Duchy of Finland. In reality, however, the Commonwealth's control over the very thinly-populated rural regions in northern Fennoscandia, Iceland, and especially Greenland are highly tenuous at best and its ability to stop mercenary armies and warlords of the Russian Civil War from plundering the Karelian border towns highly lacking.

Government Type: Norden is a devolutionary, syndicalist, part-parliamentary and part-direct, and constitutional democracy. It is a devolutionary state, with sovereignty invested not in a single government, but in a variety of state organisations of regional, local, and interregional natures. It is a syndicalist state, with an economic structure that, while still ultimately a market economy, recognises strict limitations on private property and with poor distinction between the state, the economy, and civil society. It is a constitutional state, with inviolable norms of governance set down in writing in the Charter of the Commonwealth. It is a part-parliamentary, part-direct democracy, where ultimate decision-making power rests with the instrument of national referenda but representative institutions are nonetheless maintained for the day-to-day management of the country.

Capital: Copenhagen

National Debuffs:
Kanslergade Agreement
The Kanslergade Agreement of 1933 was a landmark multi-party agreement for social and economic reform in the Commonwealth. While generally popular, being credited for keeping the prospects of want and starvation from haunting the great cities of Northern Europe and keeping Northern society healthy as the European Continent slowly disintegrated in war and plague, it has also been extremely costly not just financially, but also administratively and politically. The massive expenditure on social security and new public works projects have drained funds away from defence and security, which many concerned observers point out might be dangerous as the Great War continues to rage on, and the concessions given to various regional or civil society in order secure the funds necessary to continue the implementation of the Agreement are starting to undermine the sovereignty of the Northern state.

Stauning's United Government
Since the Stock Market Crash in 1925, all major centrist and left-leaning political parties within the Commonwealth have banded together into a solid coalition government, the Samlingsregeringen, pledging not to let internal disputes weaken the state in a moment of crisis. While certainly a boon to stability at a time when dozens of countries are collapsing into civil strife, the National Unity Government also comes at a cost. With the war raging, and the consequent dawning realisation that the national emergency was not so much a temporary emergency as it was a new and semi-permanent state of affairs, internal dissent is rising and the willingness of parties to continue cooperating slowly sapping away. With the need to get almost the entire political spectrum onboard to institute any major legislative change, the government has been paralysed throughout most of the mid-1930s and the demands of trying to keep a coalition of such disparate and contradictory ideologies together is seriously taxing the capabilities of State Minister Stauning's cabinet.

Karelian Frontier
With the ascension of Finland into the Northern Commonwealth, the Commonwealth has been left with a border over a thousand kilometres long with the Russian warlords. With such a long and poorly-developed frontier and little ability to patrol it, people and goods continue to flow across this flexible frontier unchecked. Not only does this undermine the Commonwealth's protectionist trade policies, but it is also a political and military nightmare. Volunteer-soldiers from Finland and Sweden filter into Russia, diplomatically incensing any warlords finding themselves on the other side of their rifles, while plundering mercenaries, armaments and radicalism flow in the other direction, from Russia into Finland, hampering the organisation of Finnish society along Scandinavian lines and emboldening suppressed extremists within Finland. The government must stamp down on this cross-border traffic and do it quickly, or the worst-case scenario of re-igniting the still-warm embers of the Finnish Civil War looms on the horizon.

GDP: The Northern Commonwealth has a real GDP of 127.7 billion dollars (Int'l$, 2010). While international trade has been severely disrupted from 1914 onwards, the neutrality of the Scandinavian nations in the Great War has kept the northern economies out of the direct fires of war. As a result, the Northern Commonwealth has emerged as one of the most prosperous areas of the world and the Commonwealth krone has emerged as one of the most stable and reliable currencies in Europe, second only to the Swiss franc. There are, however, strong regional differences, with the thinly-populated northern regions and Finland still recovering from civil war being mired in poverty while the more prosperous cities of the Scandinavian mainland continue to forge ahead.

Population: The Northern Commonwealth has a total nominal population of 15.93 millions. Regionally, this breaks down into 6.21 Sweden, 3.52 Denmark, 3.20 Finland, 2.88 Norway, and 0.12 Iceland. Finland was hit particularly hard by the Spanish Influenza, but the rest of Northern Europe was not exactly spared either.

History: The Great War put considerable pressures on the Scandinavian kingdoms' relationships with their respective monarchs. The tension was highest in Sweden, where the King's explicitly conservative and pro-German stance, as noted in the Rearmament Crisis of 1914, Swedish-German alliance negotiations of 1915, and the Luxburg Affair of 1917, gave rise to serious concerns that the King was seeking to violate Swedish neutrality and drag Sweden into the violent bloodbath that was Central Europe, while the conservative Hammarskjöld government's unenthusiastic response to Norway's proposal of defensive military cooperation and unwillingness to open further trade with the Entente during a period of food and fuel rationing further inflamed social and ideological tensions. In the backdrop of huge socialist public demonstrations that the police were growing increasingly unwilling to simply suppress, the Socialist-Liberal coalition won a landslide victory in the 1917 elections, immediately pushing forwards measures aimed at the establishment of universal suffrage, the abolition of the monarchy, re-opening the dismissed defence negotiations with Norway, and asserting its neutrality from German diplomatic pressure (Swedish point of divergence here). While Sweden's attempts to forge a "Third League of Armed Neutrality" asserting the inviolability of their civilian activities with the other maritime neutral powers of Europe - Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Spain, and Portugal - ultimately came to nothing, it did succeed in concluding a defence agreement with Norway and passing several key social and economic reforms. Another socialist landslide victory in 1920 established a mandate for the government to continue pressing for changes and, following an attempted coup by the military tacitly supported by the king in 1921, Sweden expelled the royal family from the country.

Unlike Sweden, which was primary driven by internal political dynamics during the early years of the Great War, Norway's drive towards strict neutrality and closer relations with Sweden stems from international pressure. While all parties nominally recognised Norway's neutrality in the war, the British government continued to put increasingly heavy pressure on the Norwegian government to suspend export of critical resources - most notably food and raw metals - to Germany. Dependent on British exports of coal, which Norway feared might be put into jeopardy should Norwegian-British relations deteriorate, Norway caved to these terms. With Britain's willingness to press Norwegian neutrality thus having been made clear and German hostility made evident by the expansion of unrestricted submarine warfare to Norwegian vessels later that same year, concern over the fate of Norwegian neutrality in the seemingly never-ending war pressed Norway to enter negotiations for a defence agreement with Sweden in 1917. The seeming inability of the liberal-conservative government to protect Norwegian neutrality led to a strong surge in popularity for the liberals and the socialists in the 1918 Norwegian parliamentary elections (Norwegian point of divergence here) and the ensuing demonstrations by outraged socialists - who won nearly 40% of the votes but only won 20 of 126 seats - delegitimised the political system and forced several electoral reforms. These sentiments only continued with the continuing inability of the re-elected liberal government to shift British or German foreign policy and the need for Norway to cooperate with its neighbours to defend its neutrality became clear. While Sweden's attempts to forge a Third League of Armed Neutrality ultimately failed, Norwegian enthusiasm during these negotiations and landslide socialist victory in the 1921 parliamentary elections prepared the country for future integration.

Denmark, with a more stable political scene than Sweden or Norway, did not see an immediate crisis as a result of the outbreak of war nor was it a particularly eager participant in the negotiations for a Third League of Armed Neutrality. The first seeds of trouble in this quiet kingdom was sown with the offer of territorial gain made by the Entente, tired after years of bloody war and desperately eager to open up a new frontier elsewhere, to press for the return of Schleswig-Holstein, lost from the Danish crown in 1864, back to Denmark in exchange for a Danish declaration of war against Germany (Danish point of divergence here). While the proposal was summarily rejected, the Danish government unwilling to throw their country into the costly war, this diplomatic incident raised questions of whether Denmark should make it a point of foreign policy to press for the return of this territory. Disputes grew between the conservatives and the liberals, who sought to enshrine Danish claims towards the entirety of the former Duchy of Schleswig in Danish law, and the far more timid stance expressed by the social-liberals and the socialists, who only desired the return of Danish-speaking areas in Northern Schleswig and had no desire to press any official territorial claims at all. The King's willingness to intervene in Danish politics and dismiss cabinet ministers in order to advance his vision of a greater Denmark stretching to the Danevirke outraged the Danish populace, and socialists in particular, that launched mass public demonstrations during the Easter holidays of 1920. With almost hysterical fears that any official Danish claims on German soil would result in Denmark being forced into war, and seeking to sever the highly conservative institution of monarchy from Danish politics entirely, the Danish social-democrats and social-liberals both insisted on the establishment of a republic, precipitating a political standoff that lasted for months until eventually the conservative caretaker government capitulated, establishing a republic in Denmark.

Thus, as the year 1921 came to a close, Sweden and Denmark found themselves republics led by social-democratic governments, Norway a highly delegitimised constitutional monarchy with a socialist government, and Finland a centrist-agrarian leaning republic watching the ongoing Russian Civil War with no small amount of fear and trepidation.

Denmark parlayed themselves into the defence negotiations between Sweden and Norway in 1920, which resulted in a binding defensive agreement in the winter of 1920 followed up by a joint policy on economic and trade neutrality in 1921. An inter-governmental ministerial panel for the coordination of economic, diplomatic, and military policy was established later that year, followed by an advisory international parliament in 1922 - the latter of which is nominally the beginning of the Commonwealth of Northern Socialist States, although at the time it was not called that. Nominally a nationalistic project aimed at the closer integration of the "Scandinavian peoples", the real purpose behind these institutions, and the reason why the three Scandinavian nations went into them, was to project a united diplomatic front against both the Central Powers and the Entente in assertion of their rights as neutral powers in the Great War. Eager to secure continued access to Scandinavian natural resources, Germany agreed to suspend submarine warfare against Danish and Norwegian vessels in 1924 and agreed to allow free export of coal to the Scandinavian states in the event that Britain suspended their own exports, in exchange for Scandinavia agreeing to the free export of food and raw metals to Germany. The ascension of Finland to these agreements in 1925 were made for similarly pragmatic reasons. Finland feared an invasion from one of the Russian warlords and thus desired the benefits of the established diplomatic position and neutrality of the Scandinavian states. Scandinavia, in turn, desired access to the large and experienced Finnish Army for protection in the event of a violation of neutrality. Swedish volunteers for the defence of Finland from the communists in 1918 was soon followed up by the resolution of the Swedish-Finnish Åland dispute in Finland's favour in 1921, and closer integration between Finland and Scandinavia began soon afterwards leading up to the aforementioned ascension of Finland to the Commonwealth in 1925.

These early years also saw a continuing shift in the internal politics of the Commonwealth. With the politics of the signatory parties growing increasingly integrated, and thus republican pressure from the east intensifying, the Norwegian monarchy agreed to abdicate in 1926, although unlike in Denmark and Sweden, the royal family continued to be relatively highly respected and, unlike in Sweden, was allowed to live in the country at public expense. With the horrors of the Great War continuing to mount, internationalism increasingly emerged as the only viable cure to this affliction that was war, and anti-militarist movements spearheaded by the socialists gained increasing ground across the region. This was only compounded by the Stock Market Crash of 1925, which resulted in widespread agreement that the status quo was unsustainable and unacceptable, that something needed to change and change drastically. The National Unity Government formed in the aftermath of the 1925 Crash, initially including only social-liberal and socialist parties but later expanding to include agrarians and liberals, implemented wide-spread social, economic, and political reforms naively aimed at ending the ails of war between states and the troubles of a market economy. While new diplomatic policies, aimed at settling the southern border against Germany by agreeing on a border drawn on cultural lines and establishing permanent non-aggression treaties with the Russian warlords threatening Karelia generally failed, internally the reforms were much more successful, leading to a fairly rapid stabilisation of the Northern economy and society after the chaos of the 1925 Crash. The formal secession of sovereignty to the Northern Council from its constituent nations happened soon afterwards, in 1928, leading to the devolved distribution of sovereignty under which the Commonwealth is administered today.

In the years since, however, the initial optimism and naivete of the National Unity Government has started to run against some harsh realities, as infighting within the government continued to increase over conflicting ideas on how best to address the numerous internal and foreign problems confronting the newly-minted Commonwealth. Fourteen years have passed since the establishment of the Northern Council, the eventual fate of the Commonwealth of Northern Socialist States still remains uncertain and fragile...

Map Color: Light Blue.

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Latvijas Otra Republika wrote:Tag

Ooh, ahoy. Long time no see. What country are you planning to go for? :p
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Postby Latvijas Otra Republika » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:22 am

Plzen wrote:
Latvijas Otra Republika wrote:Tag

Ooh, ahoy. Long time no see. What country are you planning to go for? :p

Yhea been time my guy
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Postby Wasi State » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:53 am

Plzen wrote:This took me a few hours of research and writing... hopefully it looks okay.

Country: Formally, the Commonwealth of Northern Socialist Republics. Informally, just Norden.

Head of State/Leader: Norden's Head of State is Thorvald Stauning, State Minister of the Northern Commonwealth

Location: Northern Europe. Nominally, it includes territory within the 1914 frontiers of the Kingdom of Denmark, the Kingdom of Sweden, the Kingdom of Norway, and the Grand Duchy of Finland. In reality, however, the Commonwealth's control over the very thinly-populated rural regions in northern Fennoscandia, Iceland, and especially Greenland are highly tenuous at best and its ability to stop mercenary armies and warlords of the Russian Civil War from plundering the Karelian border towns highly lacking.

Government Type: Norden is a devolutionary, syndicalist, part-parliamentary and part-direct, and constitutional democracy. It is a devolutionary state, with sovereignty invested not in a single government, but in a variety of state organisations of regional, local, and interregional natures. It is a syndicalist state, with an economic structure that, while still ultimately a market economy, recognises strict limitations on private property and with poor distinction between the state, the economy, and civil society. It is a constitutional state, with inviolable norms of governance set down in writing in the Charter of the Commonwealth. It is a part-parliamentary, part-direct democracy, where ultimate decision-making power rests with the instrument of national referenda but representative institutions are nonetheless maintained for the day-to-day management of the country.

Capital: Copenhagen

National Debuffs:
Kanslergade Agreement
The Kanslergade Agreement of 1933 was a landmark multi-party agreement for social and economic reform in the Commonwealth. While generally popular, being credited for keeping the prospects of want and starvation from haunting the great cities of Northern Europe and keeping Northern society healthy as the European Continent slowly disintegrated in war and plague, it has also been extremely costly not just financially, but also administratively and politically. The massive expenditure on social security and new public works projects have drained funds away from defence and security, which many concerned observers point out might be dangerous as the Great War continues to rage on, and the concessions given to various regional or civil society in order secure the funds necessary to continue the implementation of the Agreement are starting to undermine the sovereignty of the Northern state.

Stauning's United Government
Since the Stock Market Crash in 1925, all major centrist and left-leaning political parties within the Commonwealth have banded together into a solid coalition government, the Samlingsregeringen, pledging not to let internal disputes weaken the state in a moment of crisis. While certainly a boon to stability at a time when dozens of countries are collapsing into civil strife, the National Unity Government also comes at a cost. With the war raging, and the consequent dawning realisation that the national emergency was not so much a temporary emergency as it was a new and semi-permanent state of affairs, internal dissent is rising and the willingness of parties to continue cooperating slowly sapping away. With the need to get almost the entire political spectrum onboard to institute any major legislative change, the government has been paralysed throughout most of the mid-1930s and the demands of trying to keep a coalition of such disparate and contradictory ideologies together is seriously taxing the capabilities of State Minister Stauning's cabinet.

Karelian Frontier
With the ascension of Finland into the Northern Commonwealth, the Commonwealth has been left with a border over a thousand kilometres long with the Russian warlords. With such a long and poorly-developed frontier and little ability to patrol it, people and goods continue to flow across this flexible frontier unchecked. Not only does this undermine the Commonwealth's protectionist trade policies, but it is also a political and military nightmare. Volunteer-soldiers from Finland and Sweden filter into Russia, diplomatically incensing any warlords finding themselves on the other side of their rifles, while plundering mercenaries, armaments and radicalism flow in the other direction, from Russia into Finland, hampering the organisation of Finnish society along Scandinavian lines and emboldening suppressed extremists within Finland. The government must stamp down on this cross-border traffic and do it quickly, or the worst-case scenario of re-igniting the still-warm embers of the Finnish Civil War looms on the horizon.

GDP: The Northern Commonwealth has a real GDP of 127.7 billion dollars (Int'l$, 2010). While international trade has been severely disrupted from 1914 onwards, the neutrality of the Scandinavian nations in the Great War has kept the northern economies out of the direct fires of war. As a result, the Northern Commonwealth has emerged as one of the most prosperous areas of the world and the Commonwealth krone has emerged as one of the most stable and reliable currencies in Europe, second only to the Swiss franc. There are, however, strong regional differences, with the thinly-populated northern regions and Finland still recovering from civil war being mired in poverty while the more prosperous cities of the Scandinavian mainland continue to forge ahead.

Population: The Northern Commonwealth has a total nominal population of 15.93 millions. Regionally, this breaks down into 6.21 Sweden, 3.52 Denmark, 3.20 Finland, 2.88 Norway, and 0.12 Iceland. Finland was hit particularly hard by the Spanish Influenza, but the rest of Northern Europe was not exactly spared either.

History: The Great War put considerable pressures on the Scandinavian kingdoms' relationships with their respective monarchs. The tension was highest in Sweden, where the King's explicitly conservative and pro-German stance, as noted in the Rearmament Crisis of 1914, Swedish-German alliance negotiations of 1915, and the Luxburg Affair of 1917, gave rise to serious concerns that the King was seeking to violate Swedish neutrality and drag Sweden into the violent bloodbath that was Central Europe, while the conservative Hammarskjöld government's unenthusiastic response to Norway's proposal of defensive military cooperation and unwillingness to open further trade with the Entente during a period of food and fuel rationing further inflamed social and ideological tensions. In the backdrop of huge socialist public demonstrations that the police were growing increasingly unwilling to simply suppress, the Socialist-Liberal coalition won a landslide victory in the 1917 elections, immediately pushing forwards measures aimed at the establishment of universal suffrage, the abolition of the monarchy, re-opening the dismissed defence negotiations with Norway, and asserting its neutrality from German diplomatic pressure (Swedish point of divergence here). While Sweden's attempts to forge a "Third League of Armed Neutrality" asserting the inviolability of their civilian activities with the other maritime neutral powers of Europe - Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Spain, and Portugal - ultimately came to nothing, it did succeed in concluding a defence agreement with Norway and passing several key social and economic reforms. Another socialist landslide victory in 1920 established a mandate for the government to continue pressing for changes and, following an attempted coup by the military tacitly supported by the king in 1921, Sweden expelled the royal family from the country.

Unlike Sweden, which was primary driven by internal political dynamics during the early years of the Great War, Norway's drive towards strict neutrality and closer relations with Sweden stems from international pressure. While all parties nominally recognised Norway's neutrality in the war, the British government continued to put increasingly heavy pressure on the Norwegian government to suspend export of critical resources - most notably food and raw metals - to Germany. Dependent on British exports of coal, which Norway feared might be put into jeopardy should Norwegian-British relations deteriorate, Norway caved to these terms. With Britain's willingness to press Norwegian neutrality thus having been made clear and German hostility made evident by the expansion of unrestricted submarine warfare to Norwegian vessels later that same year, concern over the fate of Norwegian neutrality in the seemingly never-ending war pressed Norway to enter negotiations for a defence agreement with Sweden in 1917. The seeming inability of the liberal-conservative government to protect Norwegian neutrality led to a strong surge in popularity for the liberals and the socialists in the 1918 Norwegian parliamentary elections (Norwegian point of divergence here) and the ensuing demonstrations by outraged socialists - who won nearly 40% of the votes but only won 20 of 126 seats - delegitimised the political system and forced several electoral reforms. These sentiments only continued with the continuing inability of the re-elected liberal government to shift British or German foreign policy and the need for Norway to cooperate with its neighbours to defend its neutrality became clear. While Sweden's attempts to forge a Third League of Armed Neutrality ultimately failed, Norwegian enthusiasm during these negotiations and landslide socialist victory in the 1921 parliamentary elections prepared the country for future integration.

Denmark, with a more stable political scene than Sweden or Norway, did not see an immediate crisis as a result of the outbreak of war nor was it a particularly eager participant in the negotiations for a Third League of Armed Neutrality. The first seeds of trouble in this quiet kingdom was sown with the offer of territorial gain made by the Entente, tired after years of bloody war and desperately eager to open up a new frontier elsewhere, to press for the return of Schleswig-Holstein, lost from the Danish crown in 1864, back to Denmark in exchange for a Danish declaration of war against Germany (Danish point of divergence here). While the proposal was summarily rejected, the Danish government unwilling to throw their country into the costly war, this diplomatic incident raised questions of whether Denmark should make it a point of foreign policy to press for the return of this territory. Disputes grew between the conservatives and the liberals, who sought to enshrine Danish claims towards the entirety of the former Duchy of Schleswig in Danish law, and the far more timid stance expressed by the social-liberals and the socialists, who only desired the return of Danish-speaking areas in Northern Schleswig and had no desire to press any official territorial claims at all. The King's willingness to intervene in Danish politics and dismiss cabinet ministers in order to advance his vision of a greater Denmark stretching to the Danevirke outraged the Danish populace, and socialists in particular, that launched mass public demonstrations during the Easter holidays of 1920. With almost hysterical fears that any official Danish claims on German soil would result in Denmark being forced into war, and seeking to sever the highly conservative institution of monarchy from Danish politics entirely, the Danish social-democrats and social-liberals both insisted on the establishment of a republic, precipitating a political standoff that lasted for months until eventually the conservative caretaker government capitulated, establishing a republic in Denmark.

Thus, as the year 1921 came to a close, Sweden and Denmark found themselves republics led by social-democratic governments, Norway a highly delegitimised constitutional monarchy with a socialist government, and Finland a centrist-agrarian leaning republic watching the ongoing Russian Civil War with no small amount of fear and trepidation.

Denmark parlayed themselves into the defence negotiations between Sweden and Norway in 1920, which resulted in a binding defensive agreement in the winter of 1920 followed up by a joint policy on economic and trade neutrality in 1921. An inter-governmental ministerial panel for the coordination of economic, diplomatic, and military policy was established later that year, followed by an advisory international parliament in 1922 - the latter of which is nominally the beginning of the Commonwealth of Northern Socialist States, although at the time it was not called that. Nominally a nationalistic project aimed at the closer integration of the "Scandinavian peoples", the real purpose behind these institutions, and the reason why the three Scandinavian nations went into them, was to project a united diplomatic front against both the Central Powers and the Entente in assertion of their rights as neutral powers in the Great War. Eager to secure continued access to Scandinavian natural resources, Germany agreed to suspend submarine warfare against Danish and Norwegian vessels in 1924 and agreed to allow free export of coal to the Scandinavian states in the event that Britain suspended their own exports, in exchange for Scandinavia agreeing to the free export of food and raw metals to Germany. The ascension of Finland to these agreements in 1925 were made for similarly pragmatic reasons. Finland feared an invasion from one of the Russian warlords and thus desired the benefits of the established diplomatic position and neutrality of the Scandinavian states. Scandinavia, in turn, desired access to the large and experienced Finnish Army for protection in the event of a violation of neutrality. Swedish volunteers for the defence of Finland from the communists in 1918 was soon followed up by the resolution of the Swedish-Finnish Åland dispute in Finland's favour in 1921, and closer integration between Finland and Scandinavia began soon afterwards leading up to the aforementioned ascension of Finland to the Commonwealth in 1925.

These early years also saw a continuing shift in the internal politics of the Commonwealth. With the politics of the signatory parties growing increasingly integrated, and thus republican pressure from the east intensifying, the Norwegian monarchy agreed to abdicate in 1926, although unlike in Denmark and Sweden, the royal family continued to be relatively highly respected and, unlike in Sweden, was allowed to live in the country at public expense. With the horrors of the Great War continuing to mount, internationalism increasingly emerged as the only viable cure to this affliction that was war, and anti-militarist movements spearheaded by the socialists gained increasing ground across the region. This was only compounded by the Stock Market Crash of 1925, which resulted in widespread agreement that the status quo was unsustainable and unacceptable, that something needed to change and change drastically. The National Unity Government formed in the aftermath of the 1925 Crash, initially including only social-liberal and socialist parties but later expanding to include agrarians and liberals, implemented wide-spread social, economic, and political reforms naively aimed at ending the ails of war between states and the troubles of a market economy. While new diplomatic policies, aimed at settling the southern border against Germany by agreeing on a border drawn on cultural lines and establishing permanent non-aggression treaties with the Russian warlords threatening Karelia generally failed, internally the reforms were much more successful, leading to a fairly rapid stabilisation of the Northern economy and society after the chaos of the 1925 Crash. The formal secession of sovereignty to the Northern Council from its constituent nations happened soon afterwards, in 1928, leading to the devolved distribution of sovereignty under which the Commonwealth is administered today.

In the years since, however, the initial optimism and naivete of the National Unity Government has started to run against some harsh realities, as infighting within the government continued to increase over conflicting ideas on how best to address the numerous internal and foreign problems confronting the newly-minted Commonwealth. Fourteen years have passed since the establishment of the Northern Council, the eventual fate of the Commonwealth of Northern Socialist States still remains uncertain and fragile...

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Wasi State wrote:Your research and writing certainly paid off, Accepted!

Perfect. Looking forwards to getting this started!

Latvijas Otra Republika wrote:I don’t know yet I’m vibing to a bleak Crimea SSR

Interesting... it's a little bit too far for the two of us to interact, but depending on how things go in the chaotic civil war that is Russia...
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Latvijas Otra Republika wrote:I don’t know yet I’m vibing to a bleak Crimea SSR

Interesting... it's a little bit too far for the two of us to interact, but depending on how things go in the chaotic civil war that is Russia...

Oh he'll have to contend with the warlordism that is currently rampant in the former Russian Empire, so it isn't like he won't have anything to do in Crimea :P.
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Wasi State wrote:Oh he'll have to contend with the warlordism that is currently rampant in the former Russian Empire, so it isn't like he won't have anything to do in Crimea :P.

checks own national spirits... Well, it's not like Russian warlordism is a problem exclusive to him. :p

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Wasi State wrote:Oh he'll have to contend with the warlordism that is currently rampant in the former Russian Empire, so it isn't like he won't have anything to do in Crimea :P.

checks own national spirits... Well, it's not like Russian warlordism is a problem exclusive to him. :p

Norden will never be safe until the Russian idea is crushed, and crushed permanently!

Ha, now I'm just waiting for a Bolshevik successor to join in to spice up this Eastern European wasteland.
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Hmmm tag for now. I see that old East Ukraine remains a chaotic mess, gives me Makhno vibes.
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Democratic East-Asia wrote:Hmmm tag for now. I see that old East Ukraine remains a chaotic mess, gives me Makhno vibes.

Yeah that's the implication, Makhno got his Makhnovia, but at the cost of entirely losing the peace and any semblance of stability.
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Hmmm, so is the Great War still going on at this point? Frankly, I reckon the European nations are economically, socially, and politically exhausted after more than a decade of senseless bloodshed. The local governments must be incredibly unpopular at this point.
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Democratic East-Asia wrote:Hmmm, so is the Great War still going on at this point? Frankly, I reckon the European nations are economically, socially, and politically exhausted after more than a decade of senseless bloodshed. The local governments must be incredibly unpopular at this point.

They are, most of France and Germany's populations are practically shellshocked and in many cases actively revolting against the Third Republic and Second Reich governments respectively. Some nations even backed out of the fighting to cut their loses so they didn't completely collapsed. Let's just say instability is the new norm and majority of countries are beginning to fall under being borderline failed states.
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Democratic East-Asia wrote:Hmmm, so is the Great War still going on at this point? Frankly, I reckon the European nations are economically, socially, and politically exhausted after more than a decade of senseless bloodshed. The local governments must be incredibly unpopular at this point.

They are, most of France and Germany's populations are practically shellshocked and in many cases actively revolting against the Third Republic and Second Reich governments respectively. Some nations even backed out of the fighting to cut their loses so they didn't completely collapsed. Let's just say instability is the new norm and majority of countries are beginning to fall under being borderline failed states.

You’ve got a good story and lore nailed out, feel like you could really expand it in the actual post tho. Like we need what sort of stuff and mechanics we’re dealing with, ik it’s effort
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Democratic East-Asia wrote:Hmmm tag for now. I see that old East Ukraine remains a chaotic mess, gives me Makhno vibes.

One more tiny warlord state for the tinderbox that is Eastern Europe 1936? Ayeeeeeee

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Now I feel like starting to chalk up some internal mechanics for my country. :p
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Wasi State wrote:They are, most of France and Germany's populations are practically shellshocked and in many cases actively revolting against the Third Republic and Second Reich governments respectively. Some nations even backed out of the fighting to cut their loses so they didn't completely collapsed. Let's just say instability is the new norm and majority of countries are beginning to fall under being borderline failed states.

You’ve got a good story and lore nailed out, feel like you could really expand it in the actual post tho. Like we need what sort of stuff and mechanics we’re dealing with, ik it’s effort

Yeah I added another paragraph before the app making process to further explain some mechanics, especially with the National Debuffs. Hopefully that'll help clear up some things in the original post, if not I can always add more.
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Knowing DEA, I can’t wait for our two states to denounce each other for being egregiously counterrevolutionary.
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I had to do a lot of estimations (and educated guesses) for this, because there is little to no data for the time period I was researching that would fit the nation

Country/Political Group/Anarchic State(Full Name): Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Head of State/Leader: Joseph Stalin

Location: What is left of European Russia (minus the Kola Peninsula) as well as the rest of Russia that is conected to European Russia, Belarus, Kharkov Oblast, Kiev Oblast, Kiev City, Poltava Oblast, Chernihiv Oblast, Cherkasy Oblast, Odessa Oblast, Mykolaiv Oblast, and Kirivohrad Oblast.

Government Type: Authoritarian One Party Police State

Capital: Moscow

National Debuffs (Pick Two or Three):

Five Year Plans-Despite a seemingly neverending civil war, the USSR has encouraged industralization. This allows the USSR to outproduce many of it's weaker neighbors and is necessary in the eyes of the government and people since the ultimate and ulterior goal is to reunite as much of the Russian Empire as possible under communisim via any means necessary, including military force.

The NKVD-Revolutions are nigh impossible as the NKVD cracks down on dissent and keeps the more important cities and towns safe. Crime only really occures in the border areas of the USSR thanks to this strategy. Despite the frequent crackdowns, citizens don't mind most of the time since a harsh and authoritarian peace in their minds is better than violent and bloody freedom.

Cult of Personality-Stalin is viewed as the savior of the nation from anarchy. The cult of personality allows for higher morale and "bravery" since the indoctrination of Stalin and Lenin being the saviors of the USSR begins from birth. In every house, public puilding, place of worship, shop, train station, and governmental building there is a portrait of Stalin and Lenin as well as the rarer portraits of Marx and Engels.

GDP: ~$123,840,000,000 (In 2020 Dollars)

Population: ~80 million (Actual number unknown due to shoddy record keeping).

History:

Founded in 1922 after five years of fighting which clearly showed that a unified state was needed for the Bolsheviks, the USSR is a bit of a rump state in this timeline. Lenin still dies in 1924, and Trotsky is still outmanuvered as in real life by Stalin. The main difference is that the USSR is an extremely issolationist state that only trands with foreign countries for technologies like tanks, airplanes, and such. ultimately, the USSR is a paranoid police state that is trying to expand it's economy to take over lands that have descended into anarchy as well as lands that are viewed as being Soviet but are just temporarily independent.

The USSR may sound like a stable state, but it is anything but. Constant raider attacks along the periffery, the threat of the NKVD cracking down, and Stalin's cult of personality all add up to make the USSR even more paranoid than in real life. And while motor vehicles are a bit more common in the USSR thanks to the willingness of the Soviet government to buy plans not being used by other nations because they are in a near constant stait of war, the quality of life in the USSR is still lacking as famines are a periodical occurence for the poor of the nation (though ther hasn't been one since the early 1930s, the risk of one is still looming).

But Stalin soon plans to remidy everything wrong with the USSR by embarking on a crusade to restore the Russian Empire under the banner of Soviet communisim. to rebuild the glory and might of Russia, to industrialize the whole Russian land, and above all to spread communisim and Stlinisim while potraying Stalin and the Communist Party as the saviors of the nation. But for how long can the USSR last? Will it colapse as it overextends itself, or will the Russian Civil War end for good?

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Hmmm, the path of the revolution seems very appealing... it seems Central Europe may be ripe for change!

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Monsone wrote:I had to do a lot of estimations (and educated guesses) for this, because there is little to no data for the time period I was researching that would fit the nation

Country/Political Group/Anarchic State(Full Name): Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Head of State/Leader: Joseph Stalin

Location: What is left of European Russia (minus the Kola Peninsula) as well as the rest of Russia that is conected to European Russia, Belarus, Kharkov Oblast, Kiev Oblast, Kiev City, Poltava Oblast, Chernihiv Oblast, Cherkasy Oblast, Odessa Oblast, Mykolaiv Oblast, and Kirivohrad Oblast.

Government Type: Authoritarian One Party Police State

Capital: Moscow

National Debuffs (Pick Two or Three):

Five Year Plans-Despite a seemingly neverending civil war, the USSR has encouraged industralization. This allows the USSR to outproduce many of it's weaker neighbors and is necessary in the eyes of the government and people since the ultimate and ulterior goal is to reunite as much of the Russian Empire as possible under communisim via any means necessary, including military force.

The NKVD-Revolutions are nigh impossible as the NKVD cracks down on dissent and keeps the more important cities and towns safe. Crime only really occures in the border areas of the USSR thanks to this strategy. Despite the frequent crackdowns, citizens don't mind most of the time since a harsh and authoritarian peace in their minds is better than violent and bloody freedom.

Cult of Personality-Stalin is viewed as the savior of the nation from anarchy. The cult of personality allows for higher morale and "bravery" since the indoctrination of Stalin and Lenin being the saviors of the USSR begins from birth. In every house, public puilding, place of worship, shop, train station, and governmental building there is a portrait of Stalin and Lenin as well as the rarer portraits of Marx and Engels.

GDP: ~$123,840,000,000 (In 2020 Dollars)

Population: ~80 million (Actual number unknown due to shoddy record keeping).

History:

Founded in 1922 after five years of fighting which clearly showed that a unified state was needed for the Bolsheviks, the USSR is a bit of a rump state in this timeline. Lenin still dies in 1924, and Trotsky is still outmanuvered as in real life by Stalin. The main difference is that the USSR is an extremely issolationist state that only trands with foreign countries for technologies like tanks, airplanes, and such. ultimately, the USSR is a paranoid police state that is trying to expand it's economy to take over lands that have descended into anarchy as well as lands that are viewed as being Soviet but are just temporarily independent.

The USSR may sound like a stable state, but it is anything but. Constant raider attacks along the periffery, the threat of the NKVD cracking down, and Stalin's cult of personality all add up to make the USSR even more paranoid than in real life. And while motor vehicles are a bit more common in the USSR thanks to the willingness of the Soviet government to buy plans not being used by other nations because they are in a near constant stait of war, the quality of life in the USSR is still lacking as famines are a periodical occurence for the poor of the nation (though ther hasn't been one since the early 1930s, the risk of one is still looming).

But Stalin soon plans to remidy everything wrong with the USSR by embarking on a crusade to restore the Russian Empire under the banner of Soviet communisim. to rebuild the glory and might of Russia, to industrialize the whole Russian land, and above all to spread communisim and Stlinisim while potraying Stalin and the Communist Party as the saviors of the nation. But for how long can the USSR last? Will it colapse as it overextends itself, or will the Russian Civil War end for good?

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Hello Monsone, the only thing I would change is the number of states under your direct control, Russia at this time is experiencing rampant warlordism, and thus doesn't have a really consolidated unified state. Stalin would have a fair number of competing warlords and former Tsarists to fight off to fully control Western Russia, not to say he doesn't have quite an advantage in doing that though.

I would recommend reducing the number of states to those around Moscow or what you deem to be where Stalin's main political base is, with the allowance of a handful of enclaves to represent the Civil War scattering frontlines.
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Wasi State wrote:
Monsone wrote:I had to do a lot of estimations (and educated guesses) for this, because there is little to no data for the time period I was researching that would fit the nation

Country/Political Group/Anarchic State(Full Name): Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Head of State/Leader: Joseph Stalin

Location: What is left of European Russia (minus the Kola Peninsula) as well as the rest of Russia that is conected to European Russia, Belarus, Kharkov Oblast, Kiev Oblast, Kiev City, Poltava Oblast, Chernihiv Oblast, Cherkasy Oblast, Odessa Oblast, Mykolaiv Oblast, and Kirivohrad Oblast.

Government Type: Authoritarian One Party Police State

Capital: Moscow

National Debuffs (Pick Two or Three):

Five Year Plans-Despite a seemingly neverending civil war, the USSR has encouraged industralization. This allows the USSR to outproduce many of it's weaker neighbors and is necessary in the eyes of the government and people since the ultimate and ulterior goal is to reunite as much of the Russian Empire as possible under communisim via any means necessary, including military force.

The NKVD-Revolutions are nigh impossible as the NKVD cracks down on dissent and keeps the more important cities and towns safe. Crime only really occures in the border areas of the USSR thanks to this strategy. Despite the frequent crackdowns, citizens don't mind most of the time since a harsh and authoritarian peace in their minds is better than violent and bloody freedom.

Cult of Personality-Stalin is viewed as the savior of the nation from anarchy. The cult of personality allows for higher morale and "bravery" since the indoctrination of Stalin and Lenin being the saviors of the USSR begins from birth. In every house, public puilding, place of worship, shop, train station, and governmental building there is a portrait of Stalin and Lenin as well as the rarer portraits of Marx and Engels.

GDP: ~$123,840,000,000 (In 2020 Dollars)

Population: ~80 million (Actual number unknown due to shoddy record keeping).

History:

Founded in 1922 after five years of fighting which clearly showed that a unified state was needed for the Bolsheviks, the USSR is a bit of a rump state in this timeline. Lenin still dies in 1924, and Trotsky is still outmanuvered as in real life by Stalin. The main difference is that the USSR is an extremely issolationist state that only trands with foreign countries for technologies like tanks, airplanes, and such. ultimately, the USSR is a paranoid police state that is trying to expand it's economy to take over lands that have descended into anarchy as well as lands that are viewed as being Soviet but are just temporarily independent.

The USSR may sound like a stable state, but it is anything but. Constant raider attacks along the periffery, the threat of the NKVD cracking down, and Stalin's cult of personality all add up to make the USSR even more paranoid than in real life. And while motor vehicles are a bit more common in the USSR thanks to the willingness of the Soviet government to buy plans not being used by other nations because they are in a near constant stait of war, the quality of life in the USSR is still lacking as famines are a periodical occurence for the poor of the nation (though ther hasn't been one since the early 1930s, the risk of one is still looming).

But Stalin soon plans to remidy everything wrong with the USSR by embarking on a crusade to restore the Russian Empire under the banner of Soviet communisim. to rebuild the glory and might of Russia, to industrialize the whole Russian land, and above all to spread communisim and Stlinisim while potraying Stalin and the Communist Party as the saviors of the nation. But for how long can the USSR last? Will it colapse as it overextends itself, or will the Russian Civil War end for good?

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Hello Monsone, the only thing I would change is the number of states under your direct control, Russia at this time is experiencing rampant warlordism, and thus doesn't have a really consolidated unified state. Stalin would have a fair number of competing warlords and former Tsarists to fight off to fully control Western Russia, not to say he doesn't have quite an advantage in doing that though.

I would recommend reducing the number of states to those around Moscow or what you deem to be where Stalin's main political base is, with the allowance of a handful of enclaves to represent the Civil War scattering frontlines.


Stalin's main powerbase would have been the Caucasus Mountains since he is originally Georgian. But since Southern Russia is blacked out, it would make little sense to have an enclave like Moscow and then Georgia. Since Stalin's first act would be to unify the two locations with a land connection.

I think if the USSR was the land the Bolsheviks controlled in 1919, that would make sense.

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And maybe having cities like Kiev and Minsk be enclaves since both cities would have had a large pro-Soviet populace.
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