WI Man in the High Castle with Surviving Soviet Union?

(ooc: pretty sure this is the right chat for it)

Anyways, this is an idea I've been toying with for a while now. Basically, the Axis Powers roll all sixes on all fronts of the war like in Man in the High Castle but with one major difference: Hitler decides against going to war with the Soviets and devotes his resources to fighting the western Allies, leaving the USSR still alive and kicking by the 1960s. Everything else is similar, America is still divided and most of Europe is under the Axis Banner, but what would this world actually look like?
 
(ooc: pretty sure this is the right chat for it)

Anyways, this is an idea I've been toying with for a while now. Basically, the Axis Powers roll all sixes on all fronts of the war like in Man in the High Castle but with one major difference: Hitler decides against going to war with the Soviets and devotes his resources to fighting the western Allies, leaving the USSR still alive and kicking by the 1960s. Everything else is similar, America is still divided and most of Europe is under the Axis Banner, but what would this world actually look like?
A vastly paranoid and heavily armed (Red) Army with a country.
 
Anyways, this is an idea I've been toying with for a while now. Basically, the Axis Powers roll all sixes on all fronts of the war like in Man in the High Castle but with one major difference: Hitler decides against going to war with the Soviets and devotes his resources to fighting the western Allies, leaving the USSR still alive and kicking by the 1960s. Everything else is similar, America is still divided and most of Europe is under the Axis Banner, but what would this world actually look like?
Maybe you could incorporate aspects of The Great Mistake here:
 
The USSR would be like North Korea today. Every citizen is required to serve in the Red Army while the Soviets would build more tanks, ships, planes, and even attempt on atomic weapons because it is surrounded on all sides.
 
How far would the Soviets go with supporting resistance movements?

It's a good way to keep the Axis off balance, but if say the Chinese or Polish resistance gets too annoying, Heer Hitler may send the Luftwaffe or German rocket forces to call on Leningrad.
 
Realistically they'd probably take advantage of when the Nazi's are particularly invested in fighting in the west and launch a reverse Barbarossa after they've prepared. To Stalin it wouldn't take a genius to realize that after the Nazi's are done in the West they're probably turning East. Therefore it makes sense to attack the Nazi's when most of their forces our still garrisoning or conquering the UK, US, Canada, Eastern South America, and the like instead of when they've conquered/largely assimilated those places and have formed extra troops from the new territories.

You might see an alliance between the Japanese and the USSR sharing research and resources. The USSR and Japan end up splitting up China with some sort of rump Chinese puppet state of the USSR continuing to exist.
 
Realistically they'd probably take advantage of when the Nazi's are particularly invested in fighting in the west and launch a reverse Barbarossa after they've prepared. To Stalin it wouldn't take a genius to realize that after the Nazi's are done in the West they're probably turning East. Therefore it makes sense to attack the Nazi's when most of their forces our still garrisoning or conquering the UK, US, Canada, Eastern South America, and the like instead of when they've conquered/largely assimilated those places and have formed extra troops from the new territories.

You might see an alliance between the Japanese and the USSR sharing research and resources. The USSR and Japan end up splitting up China with some sort of rump Chinese puppet state of the USSR continuing to exist.
Probably not, given intense anti-communism in Japan.
 
Probably not, given intense anti-communism in Japan.
True. But I could see elements of the Japanese gov coming to the realization that a world divided entirely between Japan and the Nazi's is a scenario where Japan is distinctly in the inferior position. As long as the Soviets are willing to let the Japanese have their way in China a tentative partnership is definitely possible. The USSR gets some resources it needs while the Japanese get the industrial, technical, and scientific aid they desperately need.

It's not an alliance either party would exactly like but I could definitely see it in a scenario where Europe, the UK, and most of the US has fallen to the Nazis while the Soviets are still kicking.

From the Japanese perspective a tri polar world where they get their own empire and they don't have to face the Nazi's entirely on their own is desirable. In OTL during WW2 their was some tentative quiet cooperation between the Soviets and Japanese. Much of US lend lease sent to the USSR was sent via Soviet flagged ships loading cargo on West Coast US ports openly sailing to Vladivostok.
 
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