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  1. WI: The Cold War goes Hot

    Non-Strike Australia will revert to the 1940s and then collapse backwards as critical pathways in electrical, high pressure regulation, electronic and pharmaceutical collapse. In addition the dramatic rapid economic contraction combined with full employment is going to cause an instant...
  2. DBWI: Kronstadt Revolution is crushed

    What like mispricing large field cooperative production in the 20s to force strip field owners into voluntary collectives if they wanted tobacco or cloth? Or breaking down anarchic firm controls and “democratizing” them firm by firm in the late 20s under the control of leading names list...
  3. DBWI: Kronstadt Revolution is crushed

    Wouldn’t most of these be part of the USSR like historically? Only the Finns Balts and Poles managed nationalist counter revolutions. It isn’t like Ukraine didn’t form Union with the RSFSR historically. It isn’t like the Stans became independent in real history. I’m not seeing how the...
  4. DBWI: Kronstadt Revolution is crushed

    I hate to bring Marxist analysis into this, but the KAPD was very close to Peopleism around 1921, and Marxism supplies better analytical tools to examine people’s movements in general. Probably because Marxism has always been a minor scholarly current rather than a successful people’s organizing...
  5. DBWI Operation Long Jump hadn't happened or had failed?

    Minh's communism was dependent upon sources of supply. American loans were a reality. It isn't as if Minh's nationalist grouping had to spend 50 years solving a problem through shoestrings as mentioned in relation to Rhodesia's still unresolved imperialism. Vietnam displays highly social...
  6. DBWI Operation Long Jump hadn't happened or had failed?

    Yes because life in the DDR is so terrible. Soviet rapes finished three days after siege, or within three weeks in rural areas. They finished with a pistol as part of the Party’s political control, extremely skittish political control. Remind me again about the Bonn Republics “discipline?”...
  7. WI Marx never invented Communism?

    Do more work on actual movements of workers. KAPD has fairly wide publication for such a movement. There’s also plenty of self loathing intellectuals. You’ve probably read Orwell. Read Wigan Pier.
  8. WI Marx never invented Communism?

    Marxism primarily influenced bourgeois intelligentsia. As did anarchism. The militant working people’s movements independently developed revolutionary libertarian maximalisms on multiple occasions. (KAPD, UK ship stewards, Petelov plant, Hot Autumn, Builders Labourers, etc etc etc). It arises...
  9. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    Allsup being a midlands last name this must be the *official* response to challenge, rather than the highly stressed response in kind to *very* Cockney. I think Allsup is lucky to be alive, but he's recovered rapidly and spent a lot of time managing his stress and his unit's stress in combat...
  10. Soviet Union's fate without Afghanistan

    It’s not that the Afghanistan intervention caused the collapse of the Soviet Union. It is that any Soviet Union that won’t collapse won’t intervene in Afghanistan.
  11. Soviet Union's fate without Afghanistan

    Last time I had to look for survey articles the one I found did not list Afghanistan as a cause of the collapse of the Soviet Union. This was my summary:
  12. DBWI: Afghanistan goes communist

    Why would the Soviet Union in the 1950s to 2000s invade a small feudal neighbour? After WWII the Soviet Union only ever invaded fraternal states? How on earth would Afghanistan become communist *without* the Soviet Union, thus allowing the Soviet Union to invade it as a neighboring fraternal...
  13. Give Carter a more "countercultural" presidency/image

    Arthur Miller (1987) "The kidnapping and assassination of James Carter as performed by the inanes of the Weather Front (High) under the direction of [unnamed 1] and [unnamed 2]." London: Penguin. Martyrs are never too closely inspected. Consider, for a moment, Brecht on Gallileo...
  14. WI: The Cold War goes Hot

    I didn’t intend to refer to you; but rather to unconditional supporters of the Soviet Union in the 1980s who viewed Soviet foreign policy as pristine. People who’d support a Soviet final strike on Australian targets. Tankies in that context refers to supporters of the 1968 invasion of...
  15. WI: The Cold War goes Hot

    Please allow me to be the novocastrian workerist shit cunt. I can't help it. Please allow it. We always thought BHP, Dry Dock,[[Williamtown]]. And we weren't thinking soviets. My personal plan was to bicycle (forbidden due to road culture) to the ridge line where I saw all three directly...
  16. Germans Gas only the Soviets: How do the Western Allies React?

    How can things absolutely that mostrous do that thing to horses? >Does that thing to things considered merely animal in their own conception. Also persistance. Also area denial for a force reliant on mavouevre. Also at a certain point the negative inflection of the action on the self: we gassed...
  17. No soviet airborne forces during the cold war

    I'd suggesting starting with reading (and then the bibliography) of Rowe CD (2004) Soviet operational art and the airland battle : the influence of Soviet operational warfare on American doctrine. Massey, NZ: Thesis M[Defence]. http://hdl.handle.net/10179/11275
  18. No soviet airborne forces during the cold war

    Surely we’ve got public access doctrinal material from each decade now? Just access the doctrinal employment guide to scale of operations / tactical support then reference against serviceability. Done.
  19. How would the Western Allies have fought the Axis without the USSR?

    You mean in the short period where the Notzies and Notmans govern before the politics of racial annihilation of the actual Nazis and Germans reasserts itself through coup d’etat in order to continue the policy of punishing by death “Jews” and “Gypsies” for their “blood” and killing by punishment...
  20. The Death Collectors: Bond Films that Never Were

    James Bond will return in “Burn after Reading.”
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