Woo! glad this is back.
Indochina will have extensive updates a bit further down the line (Update 32 has a full section on the region), and I am currently in the process of writing on an update which addresses both Indochina and Malaya - possibly also the Dutch East Indies (they haven't quite become relevant just yet, whereas the other regions have). There has been a major shift towards going into greater detail with what is happening in the wider world - in Asia, Africa and the Americas, than earlier in the TL. That is not to say that the US, Europe and Russia aren't getting their fair share of coverage, just that the weight of divergences is spreading further.Can we have updates about other colonies in Asia too? (like French Indochina, British Malaya, the Dutch East Indies, etc...)
Bear in mind that the Trotskyite/Muscovite Communist does not translate completely outside of Russia. Japanese Communism is its own creature which, while influenced by developments in Russia, is nevertheless shaped by its local context. The topic of Japanese Communism is covered in the second half of Update 29 in greater detail, but basically it is the Rodonominto faction's ideas which win out. The result is that Kita Ikki becomes one of the principal ideologues of Nippon Kyosanto, the Communist movement acknowledges the potential for the continued rule of the Imperial House even in a Communist Japan and that the party takes considerable interest in the international revolutionary movement.Loved the update! What’s the balance
Of power like in the new unified Japanese communist party look like? I assume that the “muscovite” faction has some support while the majority agrees with the more expansionist ideals of the victorious rodonominto. Anyway can’t wait to see the rest of asia!
Seconded, and it's almost inevitable for China to play a crucial role in Tokyo's strategic calculus irrespective of everything else anyway. The wonderful thing about Japan in this period and in alternate history, is that its foreign policy is so delicate to get right, and has to balance so many competing options, that predicting which way it's going to go is seriously complicated. But a stronger China, and so much earlier, surely will affect more than just Japan imho - biggest player in world history, all that. And in the meantime, the ideologies in the background shift and change. It will be supremely interesting to see how this plays out.With China completely under the thumb of the Fengtian ittl. If the Japanese tries to invade like OTL, they're in for a severe beating. Also with the Navy emerging victorious after the struggle with the army, I wonder how Japanese foreign policy will change from OTL.
Happy to hear that you enjoyed it. I really cannot wait to get into everything to come. The 1930s are going to be incredibly intense, there are so many important events lined up for that decade which I look forward to getting into.I remember A Day in July -it was one of the first stories I read on this site. Nice to see it awaken from its long slumber.