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    Romanov Ascendant: What if the Soviet Union survived?

    It's worth noting that Perot wasn't opposed to the idea of a renegotiated NAFTA as his 1993 debate with Al Gore showed. He could find a useful partner in Canada in Jean Chretien. Chretien ran a populist campaign in 1993 against NAFTA and pledged to renegotiate it, but he was unable to convince...
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    Romanov Ascendant: What if the Soviet Union survived?

    I still think Cyberpunk would remain influential. A lot of the tropes we associate with it originated in Japan and spread out due to the growing influence of Japanese pop culture during the 80s and 90s. There were also films like Blade Runner which were made well before the Cold War ended. Also...
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    Romanov Ascendant: What if the Soviet Union survived?

    If there is a "pink tide" in TTLs Latin America, America's response should be ... interesting.
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    Romanov Ascendant: What if the Soviet Union survived?

    The original Borat character was apparently supposed to be Albanian so maybe he just stays Albanian...
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    Romanov Ascendant: What if the Soviet Union survived?

    I think Krenz is the more realistic option but a woman in charge of East Germany would be interesting too. Also what's going on in Somalia at this point. Has Barre's government collapsed or is the US still propping him up?
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    Romanov Ascendant: What if the Soviet Union survived?

    Cuba and North Korea will certainly be doing better in the 90s. I don't think North Korea will be trying to develop a nuclear bomb and this could maybe allow some kind of detente with the south and work with them on their Sunshine Policy. On the other hand, I think Saddam's Iraq would not be...
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    Romanov Ascendant: What if the Soviet Union survived?

    I take it there is still no Pizza Hut in the Soviet Union either? Gorby would be so disappointed ;)
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    Romanov Ascendant: What if the Soviet Union survived?

    I think the bigger issue in the Soviet economy was people lying about meeting production quotas. Combined with the secrecy and bribery going on across the entire economy. It made it nearly impossible for central planners to actually plan the economy with any accuracy since they didn't...
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    WI: market friendly Stalin?

    Interestingly enough, one of the last theoretical works Stalin wrote was Economic Problems of Socialism in the USSR where he argued that the law of value still applied under socialist economies and that therefore it was necessary for the Soviet Union to develop a more rational pricing mechanism...
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    Right wing Lenin.

    A right wing Lenin would be mostly an irrelevance. There are other bald right wing Russian political theorists he'd be competing with like Ivan Illyin.
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    Romanov Ascendant: What if the Soviet Union survived?

    I would also add that the early 1990s was also the time when the GATT was being transformed into the World Trade Organization. Something which Chinese market liberals wanted to join. Having a protectionist in the White House will probably torpedo China's ambitions there and will further...
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    Romanov Ascendant: What if the Soviet Union survived?

    US-Chinese relations were at a low point after Tienanmen and tensions would keep escalating up to the 1996 Taiwan straights crisis. This could provide an opening for the USSR to fully normalize relations with China by offering them weapons (China was under an arms embargo post Tienanmen)...
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    Romanov Ascendant: What if the Soviet Union survived?

    I think its possible for the Soviets to basically 'bribe' Pakistan into accepting a political solution in Afghanistan where they recognize the Soviet backed government (as long as state atheism is no longer enforced and there is some kind of unity government involving the moderate opposition)...
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    Romanov Ascendant: What if the Soviet Union survived?

    Nice updates! I love the image of the Soviet General Secretary drunkenly playing Tetris with his mistress.
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    WI: “I had sexual relations with that woman”

    Its possible the Republicans impeach him for a different scandal. Chinagate maybe?
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