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The Great Patriotic War was a conflict in Europe, part of the Liberation of Europe. The road to war began with the ascension of Leon Trotsky as the leader of the Soviet Union. Trotsky was the leading proponent of Permanent Revolution, and initiated a series of Five Year Plans that made the Soviet Union a truly prosperous, modern, and industrialized nation. Trotsky's success at building up the Soviet economy and military worried the imperialists, who feared what might happen if the Soviet Union should decide to aid those in their nations who desired the same freedoms as in Communist states.
The imperialist powers of the United Kingdom, France, and Germany signed an anti-Soviet pact, the Hague Accords, to preserve their corrupt, oppressive capitalist systems. These three nations greatly feared the Soviet Union, and when it remained peaceful and extended its hand in friendship, they recoiled and denounced it's genuine offers as agitation and refused further dealings. Tensions erupted when the Communist Part of Finland won a landslide victory, though the imperialists stubbornly claim it was rigged, and then the new Communist President invited Soviet troops in to protect Finland from western aggression. The Soviet-Finnish military alliance was demonized by the fearful, cowardly Hague Accords as an invasion, and the three nations mobilized for war, dragging in their helpless puppets in Poland, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, and Hungary. Forced to fight by the greedy Hague Accords nations, the Soviet Union nevertheless mobilized its Red Army to fight for the freedom of the peoples of Europe. A bloody war ensued, with the imperialists pushing all the way to Minsk and Kiev before the heroic resistance of the Red Army and the Soviet people turned the tide and the Red Napoleon, Mikhail Tukhachevsky, retook the lost lands and liberated the peoples of the Baltic states, eastern Poland and Romania. Seeing these Soviet victories, Benito Mussolini, the leader of the Socialist Union of Italy, joined the fight and pressed into Austria and the Dalmatian coast, opening a second front for the imperialists to contend with.
Gradually, Tukhachevsky and Mussolini's top General Graziani pushed the imperialists back, with the Red Army liberating Warsaw in June of 1944 followed by Hungary two months later and Czechoslovakia five months after that. Germany was now threatened, and so the imperialists abandoned those of their puppets still standing to save their own corrupt regimes. Despite this, Yugoslavia and the rest of the Balkans were liberated in autumn of 1945, and the Red Army liberated Silesia and Saxony in March 1946. With the Red Army driving into Berlin and Bavaria, and Mussolini advancing into Savoy and Nice, the United States of America, the foremost of the empire-builders and capitalist nations, led by class-traitor President Harold L. Ickes, decided they had to stop what they erroneously and hyperbolically termed the "Red Menace". American troops landed in France and the United Kingdom, while their ships flooded the North Sea and their planes blanketed western Europe's skies. Though the Americans were thankfully too late to prevent the liberation of Germany, their treachery to the cause of true freedom meant that Tukhachevsky was unable to cross the now-fortified Rhine river, and rather than kill more innocent soldiers and civilians, the magnanimous Trotsky offered peace to the Hague Accords, even though they were on their last legs. The Treaty of Luxembourg was signed on August 16th, 1947, ending nine years of bloody warfare, though it began a period of proxy wars for liberation, arms races, and heightened global tensions known as the Great Struggle for Global Liberation, often shortened to the "Struggle for Liberation".
-excerpt from "EncycloPeople: The People's Online Encyclopedia"
It's an entry for the wikibox contest. It's based off of Leon Trotsky's idea of 'Permanent Revolution', which meant that the Soviet Union should help foment Communist revolutions abroad and further the global revolution (if I recall correctly). The background for this map is that the Nazis don't rise to power, while Trotsky outmaneuvers Stalin, leading to an alt-WW2 between western Europe and the USSR.What is this based on
Very good where is the Chris Farley Shrek 2 info boxBadly written notes about James Bond and the George Lazenby Era
As production takes place very close to my nebulous timeline POD of July 1968, there are no major changes in what was filmed. Instead, the major change comes via Lazenby's agent. He advises Lazenby to do one more Bond and then leave. Lazenby abides by this. So, the film is edited differently and ends on upbeat note. Bond's wedding and the ensuing murder of his wife is cut out completely. The film does better at the box office than OTL. The reviews are still mixed, but slightly more positive.
Fearful that Bond might be played out, the producers quickly go ahead another film to secure any remaining profits. They hold over most of the crew including the director Peter Hunt. With a good portion of the taking place in the US, the producers bring in an American screenwriter Cy Endfield to fine tune the script. He helps give the film its dark edge it needs. Other than some locations, the film differs greatly from OTL. The cut wedding/murder scene from OHMSS is used as the pre-credits scene. The diamonds are a MacGuffin that lead to Bond to Blofeld in Las Vegas. However, there is no laser satellite or oil platform near Baja California. The movie ends with Bond killing Blofeld in the Yucatan. It is filmed during the spring/summer of 1970 and released in December. The end result is a film that is more successful film than OTL.
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