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Red Army soldiers of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics with a PTRD Anti-tank rifle, watching for Reichspakt Tanks, 1942.
The Soviet Union was perhaps the only far-left nation that did not receive the economic and military assistance the Syndintern provided, which caused problems between the two powers after the war. With the lack of aid and the Soviets absorbing the brunt of the fighting, and casualties, the Soviet Union violently purged any elements of Syndicalism after the war, causing widespread international sanctions.
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Modern Soviet Soldiers of the 427th Motor Rifle Division march, 2017
The Soviet Union maintained a communist society, but with a heavy tint of Nationalism and Militarism. Historian and scholars today see this as the major ideological difference between the so called "Syndicalist" and "Communist" ideologies, although variations exist within each. Other differences include role of the military and societal viewpoints on Social Justice.
- Communal ownership of assets
- Democratic Officer elections
- (Usually) Leading Council
- Top-Down appointed leader
- Performance based promotions
- Singular leader with advisors.
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Units from the 12th Guards Tank Division parade in Moscow, 2017
Here's more because I went to bed last night:
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Tanks of the 81st Mechanised Brigade (81ya Mekhanizirovaniy Korpus) on the Krasnyy Luki Combat Grounds, Siberia, 2019.
The Tanks of the USSR are both numerous and effective, the most common being the T-90. The T-90 is a so-called 'heavy tank' compared to the Western doctrine (excluding the Combined Syndicates) of lighter, stealthier tanks. In response, almost all Soviet tanks have RADAR packages in the turret along with thermal and night vision scopes. View attachment 613810
T-14 In Manchuria, 2019
The latest Soviet Beast is the T-14 Universal Combat Platform. Sporting a 130mm gun and heavy armor, it is the largest tank both by dimension and by weight on earth. It's turret is completely automated, while all three crew members are situated in an even more heavily armored 'pod' in the hull. The tank has a 1,330 HP gas-turbine engine that is reliable and powerful, but with a short range if not for the gargantuan fuel tanks.
There are estimated to be several hundred in service by the time of the Manchurian War
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T-95 Red Star Tank on a Testing Ground, 2001
The T-95 was an experimental tank developed as a successor to the T-80, which was quickly growing outdated after the Ottoman Crisis, when it was discovered that the Kontakt 1 ERA was outdated against Syndicalist HEAT shells. A new armor type was quickly added to the drawing board, where it was calculated that the T-80 just wouldn't be powerful enough to mount the desired amount of armor on the vehicle, and so a new tank was designed, in parallel to the T-90, which was considered a stopgap measure. And so, the T-95 was born. in 2001, it entered trials, but the long design period, massive costs in both design and production, and incompatibility in technologies eventually killed the project.
Ideas from it were included in the T-14, which was of superior design anyway, which 'avenged' it's legacy.
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British soldiers of the "Universal Battalion" of the Revolutionary Marines in training at Smedley Butler Combat Testing Grounds, Michigan, 2019
The Union of Britain, one of only two nations in the SyndIntern which practices Totalism, is known for their elite marines. Revolutionary Marines, much like the old Royal Marines, are deadly shock troops, well supplied, well trained, and fanatically devoted to Syndicalism and the SyndIntern, to the extent that a massive scandal was caused when a French General remarked that they were "almost a sort of nationalist."
So is this an Alt!Kaiserreich where the Bolshevik Revolution succeeds?Here's more because it's fun;
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Soldiers of the 1197th Infantry Regiment share a meal, Ukraine, 1944
Soldiers of the USSR often had traveled thousands of miles together, a squad, depending on the intensity of fighting and amount of losses, could often be considered a family.
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Two female Soviet snipers carrying Mosin rifles, Belarus, 1943
Not exactly. The Bolshevik Revolution is "defeated" but the leaders stay in Siberia and Central Asia, some leaving to France, Britain, and South American syndicalists (for example, Vasily Chuikov). They use the growing discontent to their advantage, and in 1930, the discontent spills over, and the military and Bolshevik militias fight each other openly. The specter of Bolshevism that loomed in the early twenties was noticed much faster by Germany this time, and they intervened quickly. They pushed the Communists outside of Moscow, but were not able to push much further than that.So is this an Alt!Kaiserreich where the Bolshevik Revolution succeeds?
So in this TL, the ROC is a rival of the U.S.?A post in theg*ddam*hoi2fan Cold War in his version of the Kaissereich universe. All credits go to theg*ddam*hoi2fan. A US soldier passes by a burning hut in the village of Hoang near Hanoi, the capital city of the Empire of Vietnam aka North Vietnam during a raid on suspected insurgents of the nationalist pro-South Vietnam (or Republic of Vietnam), Viet-Minh. This war was waged by Qing China (North China) and aided by the US while South Vietnam was supported by Republican China (South China). The UK and commonwealth also aided the south and China with special forces, logistics, air strikes and volunteers and weaponry sent to the military of South Vietnam.
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As far as I know, yes. According to his lore for the Cold War. It’s not my lore to begin with, I just wrote some notes from what he wrote and expanded on his universe.So in this TL, the ROC is a rival of the U.S.?
So in this TL, the ROC is a rival of the U.S.?
My apologies, I meant that I discovered his stuff on this AH website, on photos of the kaissereich thread and that it was his play through in hearts of iron 4, and his take on it.Unfortunately I don’t think he provided one. All the information is in the photos of the kaissereich in the posts. He does explain the background of the world a bit in one of the posts.