In 1979, Bolshevik groups in the UGB provinces of Russia and China began a rebellion in attempt to turn the UGB Communist under the leadership of Vladimir Trosinkut. They wanted to emulate the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. The Red Army gathered 12 million from regions of the United Empire of Great Britain and Germanic Commonwealth; otherwise known as United Germanic Britannia (UGB).
They travelled to Washington DC, where they assassinated the president of the UGB, Michael Sherman, on the 20th February. There was mass panic throughout the Empire.
Vice President David Swan ordered UGB forces to suppress the rebels, it was done through marginal success and they were sentenced at the New Bailey in Melbourne.