Could the 1991 August coup succeed

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by Noscoper, May 13, 2019.

  1. Noscoper Well-Known Member

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    Anyway the 1991 August Coup could succeed

    Would capturing Boris Yeltsin be a enough

    Would the rest of the Soviet Union fall in line if the Coup succeed
     
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  2. Noscoper Well-Known Member

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    Would civil war be possible
     
  3. Peg Leg Pom Well-Known Member

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    A civil war in the most heavily armed nuclear power on the planet? That's a cheerful thought. Considering the republics were already starting to break away though it's frighteningly likely.
     
  4. TimTurner Cartoon Phanatic

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    the 90s were hard enough on Russia. this somehow makes it worse.
     
  5. Maeglin Lómion

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    The Baltics are a write-off at this point, but the rest of the Soviet Union? So long as you take out Yeltsin and any other focal point of opposition, the coup has a reasonable shot at succeeding.
     
  6. Noscoper Well-Known Member

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    Given the small size and large russian population. Couldn't you roll in after securing the rest of the Union.