The Rise of Communism Timeline is the product of an idea I've had for quite some time now, and also a bit of a cliché, what if the CCCP (USSR) won the Cold War and the US fell apart like the CCCP did in OTL.
The main reason that the US fell apart is not the single event but the result of many separate acts all starting from two separate events.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was never passed because of the Women's Rights Amendment did what it was supposed to do, kill the bill. The CRA barely failed, just ten votes away, and this would eventually cause the disintegration of the United States of America.
The CCCP's General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev realised that without reforms the CCCP's economy would begin to stagnate and that the Soviet's work force was become more and more "work-shy" and "working harder to not work than ever".
Thus Brezhnev launched the Great Reform of 1970, this fundamentally changed the CCCP forever. The first was the creation of a rewards systems for higher quality/higher quantity work. The second was the lowering of the military spending of the CCCP down to only 33% of their GDP instead of nearly 50%, the money not being sent to the military was sent instead to consumer goods.
These both together greatly raised the conditions of living in the CCCP, the public support, the quality of Soviet goods, and the drive to work in many CCCP workers throughout the Soviet Union.
The USA's inability to accept minority rights will eventually lead to the utter destruction of the Union. The effects though were not immediate. But they were profound.
During the 1980's the Vietnam War was raging dangerously out of control. The US troops are attempting to fight for the rights of the people of Vietnam while the people at home are raging against the government. The US is now not only fighting against the Viet Cong but their own people, and a government fighting its own has never turned out good for the government.
The blacks returning from war, like all soldiers, were hated and viewed as "baby-killers", murderers, and evil demons. But for them it was more than just that. They were treated as third class citizens, sub-humans, and idiots. They were unable to vote, unable to work, unable to do nearly anything. But the government soon found that they had not only trained soldiers but trained, and willing, 'freedom fighters'.
Civil disobedience, riots, even terrorist attacks from them soon popped up all over the south. The government though did little. The Southern states did not send the national guard to put down the riots, as doing so would admit that the blacks were a problem, and the Northern states were reluctant to help as they were not willing to spend that money to stop them.
This caused even more attacks, as they believed they could operate with impunity. Soon other states began to feel riots in their borders, spurred on by their people's own problems and seeing that the blacks operated with near impunity. Soon riots flared all over the US and everywhere from New York, to Chicago, to Sacramento, to Bismark, to Montgomery, to Seattle found themselves under assault from their own people. Then the unthinkable happened ...
Communist groups in Chicago captured the city center and declared the Communist Union of Chicago, this was quickly followed by groups throughout the state and soon the CUC expanded its "borders" to include large pieces of Illinois. The cities of Seattle, Sacramento, San Diego, and Los Angeles quickly followed suit.
The US Congress, and the remaining states all quickly adopted several proposed amendments to the Constitution, called the States Right's Amendments. These measures were able to hold together the fragile union that remained on the East Coast and the Deep South, but the damage had been done and America was now nothing more than a shell of what it used to be.
The world was now owned by a single superpower, the CCCP. But what would they do next ...
World in 2012
- Communist Union of Chicago
- Dominion of Canada
- Mississippi River Defensive Zone
- People's Republic of the Great Plains
- People's Republic of Pacifica
- Republic of California
- Republic of Deseret
- Republic of Texas
- United States of America
- Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
- Federative Republic of Brazil
- Guyanese Soviet Socialist Republic (CCCP)
- Plurinational State of Bolivia
- Republic of Chile
- Republic of Colombia
- Republic of Ecuador
- Republic of Peru
- Republic of Italy
- Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics (Союз Советских Социалистических Республик)
- Commonwealth of Australia
- Democratic Republic of Korea
- Independent State of Papua New Guinea
- Islamic Republic of Indonesia
- Islamic Republic of Oman
- Islamic Republic of Pakistan
- Kingdom of Bahrain
- Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
- People's Republic of Bangladesh
- People's Republic of China
- People's Republic of Thailand
- Republic of India
- Republic of Iraq
- Republic of Jordan
- Republic of Lebanon
- Republic of Malaysia
- Republic of Singapore
- Republic of Turkey
- Republic of the Union of Myanmar
- State of Israel
- Syrian Arab Republic
- United Arab Emirates
- Yemen Arab Republic
- Communist Republic of Tunisia
- Islamic People's Republic of Mauritania
- Islamic Republic of Sudan
- Islamic Socialist Republic of Algeria
- Kingdom of Morocco
- People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
- People's Democratic Republic of Mali
- People's Republic of Libya
- People's Republic of Niger
- Socialist Republic of Chad
- Socialist Republic of Egypt
- Somali Democratic Republic