"He was an inspiring leader, he cared for the people"
-Susana Taylor, Washington City (Debstown) resident
"I saw him speak as a child, he had such a passion"
-Paul Lavallee, Patriotic War veteran, Worker's Army (1931-1946)
"His movement was unmatched, his appeal inescapable, truly the man of his time"
-Zinovy Butusov, USAS Historian, University of Tsaritsyn
"Nothing short of a butcher, a tyrant, a brute, who inaugurated hell on earth"
-Robert Welch, Jr., Former USAS political prisoner and peace activist
Universally known, hated by the right, adored by the left, and generally revered by Americans of all spectrums, Eugene Debs forged the way forward for International Socialism, led the Revolution of 1907, and presided over the world's first Communist country. The Union of Socialist American states existed from 1907 to 1998, ninety one years, and saw some of the most seismic events in world history. The American Union, as it was known, was locked in a titanic struggle during the Cold War against the Empire of Russia, the world's remaining Superpower. The American Union and Russia had never fired a shot at each other during their struggle, but their allies waged war and guerrilla fighting against each other in the battlegrounds of Africa, southern Europe, and Asia. After the Patriotic War, the Bogota Pact bound America's allies together, and economically isolated them from the world, drawing the American Union away from her then allies of Germany and Russia, which had been fighting against the British Empire. This documentary shall expose, in many ways as it can, the history of this lost nation from its rise to prominence, all the way to the collapse and return of America to a regional power player.
This documentary has been graciously funded by the Ministry of Media and Mass Communication of the American Federation, and has been produced and broadcast by the station America Today. This work, "Debs Lived, Debs Lives, Debs Shall Live Forever!" is narrated by Brooke Baldwin, host of "News Hour" on America Today.