Bog, Vozhd, Rodina - The History of the All-Russian People’s State

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Introduction
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“The history of Russia, and indeed all across the world, shows that a weak leader brings in disaster. Tsar Nicholas was a weak and insecure man and brought ruin to Russia, and Kerensky’s Republic was as weak as it’s President. Only through a strong leader can Russia rise again and avenge it’s defeat, to reclaim it’s lost mantle of Third Rome, Russia needs its Caesar.”

“The National Renewal of the Nation must be carried away at all costs, the world Judeo-Masonry will attempt to prevent the Slavic peoples from achieving its destined supremacy over Eurasia. Once our destined Sacred War against the eternal enemies of Russia begins, Russia must triumph or not exist at all.”

“The Teuton is an eternal enemy of the Slavic people, from Peipus to Kunersdorf we have triumphed against the murderous Prussian. Our defeat did not come from our defeated armies, any soldier will tell that, the Bolshevik puppets of the Teutonic Kaiser poisoned the good workers of Russia with their lies. The weakness of Nicholas, himself being seduced by a German whore, allowed the Bolsheviks to place their roots, and the weakness of Kerensky allowed them to grow in our society. Only the strength of the Vozhd and the PNOR can destroy this puppet and free Russia from the Teuton and their Jewish overlords.”

“Without the Partiya natsional'nogo obnovleniya Rossii (Party of Russian National Renewal) can Russia retake its mantle over Eurasia, without it and the Vozhd’s leadership, our nation will remain shackled to it’s false masters. The Slavic peoples cannot be kept dominated, history show us that, and once more we shall free ourselves and our brothers from their oppressors, and they shall never be shackled again.”


These are quotes taken from speeches made in the early 20th century. In a nation devastated by its defeat, lead by a weak republic divided by its own democracy, a man would rise calling for a National Renewal. An new totalitarian system that would shed the blood of millions and shape the history of Russia, and the world.​

(Hey there, it’s me again, after completely derailing an aborted German timeline, I have decided to switch my focus to the East. Now, I might have to resort to some handwaving in a few situations in order to have the Liberty to tell this story. I’m not gonna completely describe how WWI happened in order to avoid military strategists nitpicking the scenario I set up and rather give a general idea of what happened. Yes, the Tsar still was overthrown, but things in Europe ended up quite different after February. Let’s hope this time I don’t mess things up too badly : ) hope you enjoy !)
 
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PROLOGUE: THE THIRD ROME
THE THIRD ROME

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The 19th century is considered by many a golden age for Russia, the Empire reaching its maximum extent from Warsaw to Vladivostok, from Baku to Arkangelsk. Between the final defeat of Napoleon in 1815 and the defeat in the Crimean War, Russia was widely considered the new dominant force of Europe, leading the Holy Alliance with Prussia and Austria to maintain the Absolutist world order established in the Congress of Vienna. Russia was then ruled by Tsar Aleksandr I Romanov, an enlightened despot who led his country during the destructive Napoleonic wars, pushing the French tyrant from Moscow all the way to Paris in the 1812-1814 campaign. Yet after the peace in Vienna, Aleksandr would change himself, after being kidnapped by radicals he would grow paranoid and away from his previous Liberalism. In the early reign of Aleksandr, Russia had taken steps to improve the educational system with new universities and reforms, the military reforms turned the Russian Army from the humiliated force in Austerlitz to the victors of Leipzig.

But in 1825, Aleksandr would follow the destiny of mortals and Nicholas I would ascend as the new Tsar and Autocrat of All-Russias. And this new Tsar would show his nature during the power transfer, as liberal army officers called “Decembrists” would launch a liberal revolt to prevent his ascension. The Tsar didn’t compromise, smashing the revolt mercilessly, Nicholas would be the greatest Autocrat in Russian history, establishing the concept of “Orthodoxy, Autocracy, Nacionality” as the fundament of Russian governance. His reign would be marked by the Greek War of independence, the use of force against internal dissents, industrialization and economic growth, expansion of the Russian borders, and the use of the Imperial Army to smash liberalism in Eastern Europe. From Poland in 1830 to Hungary in 1848, the Tsar became the greatest defender of the Reactionary Order in a time of change.

Yet the Russian power continued to grow, and after the 1848 revolutions spread chaos across Europe, Britain and France would fear the growth of the Eastern Empire, especially as Nicholas embraced Pan-Slavism. The Pan-Slavic theory grew in the context of European nationalism following the French Revolution, it would call for the unification of the Slavic peoples from Eastern Europe into a greater union state to rival the growing west. Instead of suppressing Pan-Slavism as other ideas like Ukrainian and Polish nationalism, Nicholas decided to instead use it, placing Russia as the protector of the Slavic peoples, especially in the Balkans where the declining Ottomans, a centuries-old rival of Russia, was an easy target.

Ever since the Ottomans had to be saved from the armies of Muhammad Ali in 1839, the decline of the Empire had shown itself obvious to the world. In Europe, after its 3rd revolution in 60 years, France became a republic and elected the nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, Louis-Napoleon, as its first President, but like his uncle, he wasn’t satisfied with that. After being denied a re-election, Louis-Napoleon launched a coup with military and popular support, crowning himself Emperor Napoleon III. With its rule being consolidated, Napoleon looked for a way to unite it’s people in a common cause, and he saw the opportunity in Jerusalem. Ever since the 18th century, the Russian Tsars held the title of protector of the Eastern Christians, with the Orthodox Church holding the Keys to the Church of Nativity, yet in 1853, the new Emperor of the French would push to assert the Roman Catholic Church as protector of the Eastern Christians and guardian of the Church of Nativity. After the Ottoman Empire confirmed Russia’s title, the French would send in the Battleship Charlemagne, one of the most powerful of the time, to a show of force in Constantinople, breaking the Straits convention and forcing the Sultan Abdülmecid I to give the Title of protector to Napoleon. In response the Tsar who would declare war on the Ottoman Empire, with the British and French standing by the Ottomans to prevent the Russians from achieving the generations-long dream of reclaiming Constantinople and holding control over the Straits, the Crimean War had started.

The war lasted for 3 years, being the largest European conflict since the Napoleonic Wars, with the war ending in 1856 with about 500,000 casualties and the Russian advance stopped. Between 1815-1853, the Russian army grew stagnant, and while holding impressive numbers on paper, it was equipped with outdated weaponry and supported by a terrible logistical system. The war would end with the Russians forced to leave the Romanian Principalities, being humiliated internationally, and with Nicholas I dying of pneumonia shortly before the end of the war, with the young and Liberal Aleksandr II coming to the throne planning to use the defeat to bring Russia to the 19th century.

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Aleksandr II was much different from his predecessor, who was considered the living embodiment of autocracy. Instead, he would push several reforms while also keeping his autocratic powers, similar to previous enlightened despots like Aleksandr I. In 1861 he would make his first major reform by ending the system of serfdom that still existed in Russia at the time, emancipating the serfs and giving them equal rights as free citizens. He would also push for legislative reforms with a new penal code ending corporal punishments and greatly simplifying criminal and civil process. Not just that but he also opposed Nicholas’ centralization policies that ended up creating a bloated and corrupt bureaucracy, instead instituting the Zemstevos as local governments in small cities to administer local resources, also implementing universal conscription to all classes instead of just the peasants. Yet the Tsar has his more repressive side, especially after a failed assassination by radical liberals in 1866. Making show trials against enemies of the State and suppressing liberal curriculums in universities. And that was especially true for non-Russians, with a polish uprising being crushed in 1863 and the poles losing the little autonomy they had before it, with languages like Polish, Ukrainian, Lithuanian etc being prohibited from being spoken in public or printed. Russification policies would be intensified, as the western territories began to be assimilated with even greater intensity. Except for Finland, where the Tsar reopened the local diet and allowing a greater degree of autonomy in the Grand Duchy.

In foreign policy, Aleksandr II would be less aggressive than his predecessor, selling Alaska to the United States in 1867 for the cheap price of 7.3 million dollars. But differently from his predecessor, he would finally achieve success in the Oriental Question, as a Bulgarian uprising in 1876 and the subsequent Ottoman massacres in its repression would alienate the Turks from Europe, giving the Tsar the golden opportunity to intervene to safeguard the Bulgarian Slavs. The result was the Russo-Turkish war, which differently from the Crimean War, it saw a superior Russian force in every aspect destroying the Ottomans, with the army of Grand Duke Nicholas almost taking Constantinople in 1878 when the Treaty of San Stefano was signed. The Ottomans would lose almost the entirely of Rumelia (Balkans) with a Greater Bulgarian State taking most of it. Of course such a draconian peace was unacceptable to European powers, who met in Berlin in order to draft a much less harsh peace treaty, with Austria-Hungary occupying Bosnia, Britain taking Cyprus, Romania taking Drobudja, with Serbia, Greece, and Montenegro expanding in territory and a much smaller Bulgarian tributary State being created, officially loyal to the Sultan. Although not what it desired, the Empire would be forced to accept in order to prevent another Crimean War.

The Tsar Aleksandr II would end up assassinated on the 13th of March of 1881, after a bomb was thrown at his Carriage. This ended up with the rise of Aleksandr III, an autocrat of the same vein of Nicholas I, who would completely crack down on radical movements and liberalism, using the Okhrana created by his predecessor, a division of the police subservient of the Tsar to dismantle terrorist organizations. During his reign between 1881-1894, Russia would not be involved into any major conflicts, but would get entangled in the European Alliance system by allying with France and forming the Entente cordial against the rising German Empire while wrestling for Balkan influence with Austria-Hungary. And after he suddenly died in 1894, he would leave the unprepared Tsar Nicholas II as the new Tsar and Autocrat of All-Russias, a firm believer in Autocracy in a world that no longer tolerated it as Russia would enter the 20th century stuck with 17th Century ideas.
 
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THE THIRD ROME

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The 19th century is considered by many a golden age for Russia, the Empire reaching its maximum extent from Warsaw to Vladivostok, from Baku to Arkangelsk. Between the final defeat of Napoleon in 1815 and the defeat in the Crimean War, Russia was widely considered the new dominant force of Europe, leading the Holy Alliance with Prussia and Austria to maintain the Absolutist world order established in the Congress of Vienna. Russia was then ruled by Tsar Aleksandr I Romanov, an enlightened despot who led his country during the destructive Napoleonic wars, pushing the French tyrant from Moscow all the way to Paris in the 1812-1814 campaign. Yet after the peace in Vienna, Aleksandr would change himself, after being kidnapped by radicals he would grow paranoid and away from his previous Liberalism. In the early reign of Aleksandr, Russia had taken steps to improve the educational system with new universities and reforms, the military reforms turned the Russian Army from the humiliated force in Austerlitz to the victors of Leipzig.

But in 1825, Aleksandr would follow the destiny of mortals and Nicholas I would ascend as the new Tsar and Autocrat of All-Russias. And this new Tsar would show his nature during the power transfer, as thousands of army officers called “Decembrists” would launch a liberal revolt to prevent his ascension. The Tsar didn’t compromise, smashing the revolt mercilessly, Nicholas would be the greatest Autocrat in Russian history, establishing the concept of “Orthodoxy, Autocracy, Nacionality” as the fundament of Russian governance. His reign would be marked by the Greek War of independence, the use of force against internal dissents, industrialization and economic growth, expansion of the Russian borders, and the use of the Imperial Army to smash liberalism in Eastern Europe. From Poland in 1830 to Hungary in 1848, the Tsar became the greatest defender of the Reactionary Order in a time of change.

Yet the Russian power continued to grow, and after the 1848 revolutions spread chaos across Europe, Britain and France would fear the growth of the Eastern Empire, especially as Nicholas embraced Pan-Slavism. The Pan-Slavic theory grew in the context of European nationalism following the French Revolution, it would call for the unification of the Slavic peoples from Eastern Europe into a greater union state to rival the growing west. Instead of suppressing Pan-Slavism as other ideas like Ukrainian and Polish nationalism, Nicholas decided to instead use it, placing Russia as the protector of the Slavic peoples, especially in the Balkans where the declining Ottomans, a centuries-old rival of Russia, was an easy target.

Ever since the Ottomans had to be saved from the armies of Muhammad Ali in 1839, the decline of the Empire had shown itself obvious to the world. In Europe, after its 3rd revolution in 60 years, France became a republic and elected the nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, Louis-Napoleon, as its first President, but like his uncle, he wasn’t satisfied with that. After being denied a re-election, Louis-Napoleon launched a coup with military and popular support, crowning himself Emperor Napoleon III. With its rule being consolidated, Napoleon looked for a way to unite it’s people in a common cause, and he saw the opportunity in Jerusalem. Ever since the 18th century, the Russian Tsars held the title of protector of the Eastern Christians, with the Orthodox Church holding the Keys to the Church of Nativity, yet in 1853, the new Emperor of the French would push to assert the Roman Catholic Church as protector of the Eastern Christians and guardian of the Church of Nativity. After the Ottoman Empire confirmed Russia’s title, the French would send in the Battleship Charlemagne, one of the most powerful of the time, to a show of force in Constantinople, breaking the Straits convention and forcing the Sultan Abdülmecid I to give the Title of protector to Napoleon. In response the Tsar who would declare war on the Ottoman Empire, with the British and French standing by the Ottomans to prevent the Russians from achieving the generations-long dream of reclaiming Constantinople and holding control over the Straits, the Crimean War had started.

The war lasted for 3 years, being the largest European conflict since the Napoleonic Wars, with the war ending in 1856 with about 500,000 casualties and the Russian advance stopped. Between 1815-1853, the Russian army grew stagnant, and while holding impressive numbers on paper, it was equipped with outdated weaponry and supported by a terrible logistical system. The war would end with the Russians forced to leave the Romanian Principalities, being humiliated internationally, and with Nicholas I dying of pneumonia shortly before the end of the war, with the young and Liberal Aleksandr II coming to the throne planning to use the defeat to bring Russia to the 19th century.

Aleksandr II was much different from his predecessor, who was considered the living embodiment of autocracy. Instead, he would push several reforms while also keeping his autocratic powers, similar to previous enlightened despots like Aleksandr I. In 1861 he would make his first major reform by ending the system of serfdom that still existed in Russia at the time, emancipating the serfs and giving them equal rights as free citizens. He would also push for legislative reforms with a new penal code ending corporal punishments and greatly simplifying criminal and civil process. Not just that but he also opposed Nicholas’ centralization policies that ended up creating a bloated and corrupt bureaucracy, instead instituting the Zemstevos as local governments in small cities to administer local resources, also implementing universal conscription to all classes instead of just the peasants. Yet the Tsar has his more repressive side, especially after a failed assassination by radical liberals in 1866. Making show trials against enemies of the State and suppressing liberal curriculums in universities. And that was especially true for non-Russians, with a polish uprising being crushed in 1863 and the poles losing the little autonomy they had before it, with languages like Polish, Ukrainian, Lithuanian etc being prohibited from being spoken in public or printed. Russification policies would be intensified, as the western territories began to be assimilated with even greater intensity. Except for Finland, where the Tsar reopened the local diet and allowing a greater degree of autonomy in the Grand Duchy.

In foreign policy, Aleksandr II would be less aggressive than his predecessor, selling Alaska to the United States in 1867 for the cheap price of 7.3 million dollars. But differently from his predecessor, he would finally achieve success in the Oriental Question, as a Bulgarian uprising in 1876 and the subsequent Ottoman massacres in its repression would alienate the Turks from Europe, giving the Tsar the golden opportunity to intervene to safeguard the Bulgarian Slavs. The result was the Russo-Turkish war, which differently from the Crimean War, it saw a superior Russian force in every aspect destroying the Ottomans, with the army of Grand Duke Nicholas almost taking Constantinople in 1878 when the Treaty of San Stefano was signed. The Ottomans would lose almost the entirely of Rumelia (Balkans) with a Greater Bulgarian State taking most of it. Of course such a draconian peace was unacceptable to European powers, who met in Constantinople in order to draft a much less harsh peace treaty, with Austria-Hungary occupying Bosnia, Britain taking Cyprus, Romania taking Drobudja, with Serbia, Greece, and Montenegro expanding in territory and a much smaller Bulgarian tributary State being created, officially loyal to the Sultan. Although not what it desired, the Empire would be forced to accept in order to prevent another Crimean War.

The Tsar Aleksandr II would elaborate a plan to create a Russian parliament, the Duma, yet before that he would end up assassinated on the 13th of March of 1881, after a bomb was thrown at his Carriage. This ended up with the rise of Aleksandr III, an autocrat of the same vein of Nicholas I, who would completely crack down on radical movements and liberalism, creating the Okhrana, a secret police subservient of the Tsar to dismantle terrorist organizations. During his reign between 1881-1894, Russia would not be involved into any major conflicts, but would get entangled in the European Alliance system by allying with France and forming the Entente cordial against the rising German Empire while wrestling for Balkan influence with Austria-Hungary. And after he suddenly died in 1894, he would leave the unprepared Tsar Nicholas II as the new Tsar and Autocrat of All-Russias, a firm believer in Autocracy in a world that no longer tolerated it as Russia would enter the 20th century stuck with 17th Century ideas.
A little bit of a nitpicking if you don’t mind:
1st, the Decembrists numbered not in thousands but in slightly over hundred (124 were convicted including those who did not directly participate in revolt) and a number of them were not officers (like Rileyev and Kuchelbecker).
2nd, AII did not have any inclinations to create Duma or anything of the kind. Of course, this is AH and you can invent whatever you want but, IIRC, this chapter was supposedly following the OTL history. 😜
3rd, the congress after the war of 1878 was in Berlin.
4th, Okhrannoe Otdelenie had been created not by a reactionary AIII but by liberal AII in 1866. Number of its workers at the peak did not exceed 1,000 (and 27 offices) for the whole empire and even this for a very short period. It was not a secret police: there was little “secret” about it at least after 1881 (below is a photo of the members of it’s St-Petersburg department made in 1905), it was just a part of the Police Department looking for the political criminals (as opposite to the usual ones). It’s functions had been limited to tracing and arresting them.
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A little bit of a nitpicking if you don’t mind:
1st, the Decembrists numbered not in thousands but in slightly over hundred (124 were convicted including those who did not directly participate in revolt) and a number of them were not officers (like Rileyev and Kuchelbecker).
2nd, AII did not have any inclinations to create Duma or anything of the kind. Of course, this is AH and you can invent whatever you want but, IIRC, this chapter was supposedly following the OTL history. 😜
3rd, the congress after the war of 1878 was in Berlin.
4th, Okhrannoe Otdelenie had been created not by a reactionary AIII but by liberal AII in 1866. Number of its workers at the peak did not exceed 1,000 (and 27 offices) for the whole empire and even this for a very short period. It was not a secret police: there was little “secret” about it at least after 1881 (below is a photo of the members of it’s St-Petersburg department made in 1905), it was just a part of the Police Department looking for the political criminals (as opposite to the usual ones). It’s functions had been limited to tracing and arresting them.
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It’s fixed, I ended up mixing things up for Alexander II and III a little.
 
A fascist Russia would certainly shift the geopolitical situation in Europe. I'm curious if we will end up with WW1-Redux or a totally different scenario when we approach the 1940's.
 
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“The history of Russia, and indeed all across the world, shows that a weak leader brings in disaster. Tsar Nicholas was a weak and insecure man and brought ruin to Russia, and Kerensky’s Republic was as weak as it’s President. Only through a strong leader can Russia rise again and avenge it’s defeat, to reclaim it’s lost mantle of Third Rome, Russia needs its Caesar.”

“The National Renewal of the Nation must be carried away at all costs, the world Judeo-Masonry will attempt to prevent the Slavic peoples from achieving its destined supremacy over Eurasia. Once our destined Sacred War against the eternal enemies of Russia begins, Russia must triumph or not exist at all.”

“The Teuton is an eternal enemy of the Slavic people, from Narva to Poltava we have triumphed against the murderous Prussian. Our defeat did not come from our defeated armies, any soldier will tell that, the Bolshevik puppets of the Teutonic Kaiser poisoned the good workers of Russia with their lies. The weakness of Nicholas, himself being seduced by a German whore, allowed the Bolsheviks to place their roots, and the weakness of Kerensky allowed them to grow in our society. Only the strength of the Vozhd and the PNOR can destroy this puppet and free Russia from the Teuton and their Jewish overlords.”

“Without the Partiya natsional'nogo obnovleniya Rossii (Party of Russian National Renewal) can Russia retake its mantle over Eurasia, without it and the Vozhd’s leadership, our nation will remain shackled to it’s false masters. The Slavic peoples cannot be kept dominated, history show us that, and once more we shall free ourselves and our brothers from their oppressors, and they shall never be shackled again.”


These are quotes taken from speeches made in the early 20th century. In a nation devastated by its defeat, lead by a weak republic divided by its own democracy, a man would rise calling for a National Renewal. An new totalitarian system that would shed the blood of millions and shape the history of Russia, and the world.​

(Hey there, it’s me again, after completely derailing an aborted German timeline, I have decided to switch my focus to the East. Now, I might have to resort to some handwaving in a few situations in order to have the Liberty to tell this story. I’m not gonna completely describe how WWI happened in order to avoid military strategists nitpicking the scenario I set up and rather give a general idea of what happened. Yes, the Tsar still was overthrown, but things in Europe ended up quite different after February. Let’s hope this time I don’t mess things up too badly : ) hope you enjoy !)
If you don’t mind to fix a little bit rhetoric of the Manifesto, “from Narva to Poltava we have triumphed against the murderous Prussian” would sound more authentic with “from Chudskoe Lake to Grunwald and Kunersdorf”. The Swedes were not the Prussians while the Battle on Ice was successfully presented as a victory over the Teutonic Order (see the movie “Alexander Nevsky”) even if this was not exactly the case. Grunwald was, “as everybody” knew, won due to the bravery of the Russian contingents and Kunersdorf was definitely a crushing defeat of the Prussian (aka Teutonic) militarism. 😜

Other than these trifles, it is perfect: the guilty ones are indicated, the defeat is blamed on somebody else, the future is shiny, a need of the strong hand is obvious and a program is incoherent enough to be free of any meaningful criticism. Even some hint to the looting opportunities is there but vague enough not to scare off the rich sponsors.
 
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If you don’t mind to fix a little bit rhetoric of the Manifesto, “from Narva to Poltava we have triumphed against the murderous Prussian” would sound more authentic with “from Chudskoe Lake to Grunwald and Kunersdorf”. The Swedes were not the Prussians while the Battle on Ice was successfully presented as a victory over the Teutonic Order (see the movie “Alexander Nevsky”) even if this was not exactly the case. Grunwald was, “as everybody” knew, won due to the bravery of the Russian contingents and Kunersdorf was definitely a crushing defeat of the Prussian (aka Teutonic) militarism. 😜
This was said by the Vozhd, not me, he would not differ between Swedish, Livonians, or Teutons, they are all Germanic to him.
 
Konstantin Rodzaevsky should be the leader of the Partiya Natsional'nogo Obnovleniya Rossii (PNOR) or Party of Russian National Renewal since in OTL he was a Russian fascist and an anti-Semite. The other candidates aren't really anti-Semitic and fascist to begin with.
 
Eh, it’s more complicated than just “Nazis that speak Russian”.
Then again they use the colors of an old empire, are anti-Semitic, emphasize an Aryan or in this case Slavic superior race, are anti-German and use the swastika or kolovrat as their main symbol. The Partiya Natsional'nogo Obnovleniya Rossii (PNOR) are basically more or less the Russian version of Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP) and the Garda de Fier (GDF) if they were Orthodox Christian fascists. Given the anti-Semitism of Russia it would seem fitting for such a state to emerge here not that I would ever support its ideology mind you.
 
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This was said by the Vozhd, not me, he would not differ between Swedish, Livonians, or Teutons, they are all Germanic to him.
While a little bit of an idiocy and ignorance has to be expected from Vozhd (he surely must be a man of the people, not a weird egghead using the long words and complicated sentences), at least one of the candidates used the list I gave in a real life. And Savinkov and Tukhachevsky were educated enough not to look too idiotic. Livonians and Teutons were the same for Uncle Joe but even he knew the difference with the Swedes.
 
Konstantin Rodzaevsky should be the leader of the Partiya Natsional'nogo Obnovleniya Rossii (PNOR) or Party of Russian National Renewal since in OTL he was a Russian fascist and an anti-Semite. The other candidates aren't really anti-Semitic and fascist to begin with.
All of the people I have listed were anti-semites IRL, and except for Kolchak, they were still relatively young and the right PoDs would affect their personalities.

Then again they use the colors of an old empire, are anti-Semitic, emphasize an Aryan or in this case Slavic superior race, are anti-German and use the swastika or kolovrat as their main symbol.
I think the differences will be made more clear with time, these are just small snippets of the Vozhd’s speeches afterall.
 
Wonder if Herr Hitler and his fringe NSDAP are going to act out the OTL role of the Russian Fascist Party?

Edit: I take it that the Vozd isn't Ivan Illyin (his mother was German)? I don't know much about Savinkov, but he seems a little too dry to be the Vozhd type, IMHO.
 
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While a little bit of an idiocy and ignorance has to be expected from Vozhd (he surely must be a man of the people, not a weird egghead using the long words and complicated sentences), at least one of the candidates used the list I gave in a real life. And Savinkov and Tukhachevsky were educated enough not to look too idiotic. Livonians and Teutons were the same for Uncle Joe but even he knew the difference with the Swedes.
It could be a more aesthetic thing instead of truly believing it. “Chudskoe Lake to Grunwald and Kunersdorf” sounds too long and anti-rhetorical, while Narva and Poltava rhymes better.
 
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