|Soviet Union Modification v0.1
Welcome to the Soviet Union Modification created in collaboration by PsychoticUnvanquished and Slajavck. We have created an alternate history scenario in which the Soviet Union rapidly changes course and sees an uncertain future.
The main features of this mod include:
- The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is now a playable nation.
- The main game soundtrack is replaced with Soviet Era Music. Fitting the theme of the mod.
- Updated economic resources, Human Developent Index and management of the Soviet Union.
- Updated national flags for other worldwide countries.
- Updated worldwide economic statistics and resource information.
- Rapid change to the modern history of the world. Such as the lack of war on terror and new threats such as nationalism.
- Perfect for a balance of power between superpowers during roleplaying situations.
Features coming soon:
- Two seperate Afghan governments mentioned in the lore.
- New possible nations created from the outcome of this political scenario.
- Updated political treaties between the Soviet Union and the outside world.
Lore of the Soviet Union
In 1981 the Soviet Red Army withdraw from Afghanistan after fears of a prolonged and expensive conflict. This therefore causes China to support their version of socialism to be enforced onto Afghanistan. The islamists are then supported by Iran and Pakistan, with shortened intervention by the United States of America the Mujahideen does not evolve into a regional threat. This Afghan civil war creates the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, a rather poor religious state supported by Pakistan and Iran and The People's Republic of Afghanistan; a secular westernised Communist State influenced by China. Leonid Brezhnev, finally seeing the massive costs of militirisation and defence of the eastern bloc nations as well as the economic and social stagnation caused by massive budget reforms and a return to stalinist-era policies, finally pushes for the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact. Brezhnev sees the dissolution of warsaw pact as a bargining chip the Soviets could use to end sanctions against the Soviet economy, which in result would encourage foreign investment into key Soviet areas. Brezhnev however does not wish for his national economy to be influenced by outside forces and private enterprise and the economy remains nationalised. Brezhnev spends the rest of his time in power negotiating with the United States of America and other Western European nations about arms reduction, bringing both sides to an unstable neutral relationship.
After the passing of Leonid Brezhev in November 1982 and the quick departure of his two successors, Mikhail Gorbachev is elected as General Secretary of the Central Committe of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Seeing the very fast overthrow of governments of the former Warsaw pact and the disloyalty of the people to the state, Gorbachev wished to see the people of the Soviet Union be loyal to him and the state itself. He realised that his policies of openess would cause the system established to collapse very quickly as of what happened when Soviet forces abandoned Warsaw Pact. Gorbachev realises that his rivals will crush the reformation, crush the successorship the Soviet Union could take. Gorbachev eliminates the old guard and the bureaucratic top elitists which reigned the nation with reformists which followed the policies of economic restructuring and federalisation of the Soviet Socialist Republics. Oppisition to Gorbachev such as Boris Yeltsin are removed, as his nationalism opposed the idea of unity of the nation and for the union of peoples which was what the revolution fought for.
Vast cuts in military spendings are made and vast investment into infrastructure and communications are made. Computer Networking and telecommunications make access to the global economy much more successful, encouraging a vast growth for the now increasingly privatising economy. The government sectors are being sold off to smart investors and foreign businesses in return for large sums of money which will be used to improve health care and education. The Soviet reformation into a privatised system is rapid and increases the standard of living significantly. In the 1990s the success of economic reforms subdues the peoples want to leave the union, the economic prospierty leads to vast areas of liberalism in the Soviet Union. Gorbachev, wishing for all the negatives of the Soviet history to be forgotten about, limits of the freedom of media and wishes to keep the people with the Union rather than wanting to leave it. This makes the Soviet Union much more united and Soviet citizens acceptable of each other, but however does not increase the freedom these people have to the outside world, similar to China the Communist Party prevents foreign media from reaching the people.
We enter the year 2017, the Soviet Union celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Marxist-Leninist revolution. The nation is now reaching an unknown course, will it develop to allow freedom and democracy once and for all, to allow the Soviet Socialist Republics to secede and continue their own path? Or will it be chained by the party of reformist liberitarians who seek survival of the party and survival of the state? Gorbachev now reaching a relatively old age seeks for the Communist Party to choose a successor, a successor which could very well be you. The growth of globalisation and nationalism creates a divide in this world, not a divide of two different ideologies but rather the divide of how people wish to see the future of this world become. Shall you revisit cold war tensions and relive the past or keep the Soviet Union down the economic reformation path?