How did this not lead to nuclear war.The year is 1978, and the Great Trial, known outside of Russia as the Third Russo-German War, had just ended after four long years. The newly established Russian National State, an ultranationalist, despotic and Spartan nation, led by Glavkoverkh Dimitry Timofeyevich Yazov, stood triumphant over the war-torn lands of Eastern and Central Europe, lands littered with nuclear and biological fallout and countless unexploded weapons and craters made by artillery and bombs. The Russian National State, formerly known as the Russian National Reclamation Government, declared a surprise war against the collapsing Greater Germanic Reich after the death of Martin Bormann in 1974, and afterwards conquered Muscovy, Ukraine, the Caucasus, Belarus, the Baltics, Poland, East Prussia, Bessarabia, Carpatho-Ukraine, Czechia and former German lands east of the Oder and Neisse rivers. What was left of the former German Reich was in another state of civil war, with Heinz-Georg Lemm, the former Reichskommissar of Norway. trying to keep the peace in Germania, with the German RKs of the Netherlands and Norway and the protectorates of Denmark and Bohemia-Moravia declaring independence and with the Einheitspakt having disbanded, with Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, the French State and the United Kingdom all going their own way during and after the violent fall of the Greater German Reich. To many, Yazov was a hero of the Russian and Slavic peoples, while to many others, including to many in the west, Yazov was an insane villain and war criminal who, as Friedrich Nietzsche said, looked long into the abyss and became the monster that he hated so much.