Local Time: Mid 1940s
The Russian "Karensy Offensive" achieves its goal of pushing back the Germans and forcing them on the defensive. Thanks to this moral victory, the Bolsheviks are unable to carry through with their intended coup. Without their example, communists in other countries never manage to gain enough ground for their own revolution.
Italy, now an empire, maintains a firm grip on its new acquisitions.
In Romania, the Legionary regime is hatching a plan to purify their country, a plan which will one day horrify the rest of the world.