The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, often called Russia or just the Soviet Union, is the largest country on Earth by size. It is one of two superpowers, the other being the United States.
End of the Vietnam War
With the detection of unexplainable objects and radio transmissions from everywhere on Earth, combined with the detection of an unidentified object crashing into Mars, the Soviet Union and the United States agreed to hold ceasefire talks regarding the Vietnam war. The talks were successful, and they resulted in North Vietnam and North Laos remaining in the Soviet sphere of influence, and South Vietnam, South Laos, and Cambodia remaining in the American sphere.
First contact with an extraterrestrial life form was initiated by the aliens themselves. First among them was the Dravimosian Empire, an ancient and powerful civilization. In exchange for reforms and hopes that the Soviet Union would unite the Earth and the Human species, the Dravimosians lent the Soviet Union their advanced technology.
It was during this time that tensions between NATO and the Warsaw Pact grew to their greatest height. The Soviet Union blasted Denmark for surrendering northern Greenland voluntarily to the aliens, stating that the Earth is primarily for the Humans and should be the ones governing it. In response to Denmark's actions, the Soviet embassy in Copenhagen was closed, and the Soviet Union claimed Marie Byrd Land as Soviet Antarctica.
Reform and Advancement
In exchange for advanced technology, the Dravimosian Empire, along with other alien empires, demanded reform in the Soviet Union. Although the Supreme Soviet and the Premier Leonid Brezhnev were apprehensive about this, Georgy Zhukov, the ambassador to the Dravimosian Empire, showed them examples of the technology offered. With the belief that this technology would grant them superiority against the United States, the government agreed, and drew up plans for reform.
In 1969, the reforms were implemented. Several key points of reform were implemented, some of which are listed below:
- Changing of the national flags and coat of arms of the Soviet Union.
- Unrestricted freedom of religion outside of government.
- Greater freedom of speech, although speaking about aliens or their technology is highly forbidden.
- Redivision of the Soviet republics, to reduce ethnic tension in the union.
With these reforms made, the Regenetech Empire began to send some forms of technology, and the Dravimosian Empire set up fusion power plants, supplied advanced weaponry, and built a spaceport at Baikonur. Anti-missile defenses and an energy shield were set up around Moscow.
Treaty of Moscow
With alien guidance, the Soviet Union created the Treaty of Moscow in late 1969, which was the second step towards achieveing their goal of uniting the planet. Under this treaty, Warsaw Pact members or any communist state would have the choice to join the Soviet Union if they wished, in exchange for the advanced technology provided by the aliens. Mongolia joined soon after, concerned for its welfare after an uprising tore down the Communist regime in China. Other nations in the Warsaw Pact are considering the offer, but none have joined as of now. To help persuade them that agreeing to the treaty is the right choice, the Dravimosian Empire gifted a sloop-class spaceship to the Soviet Union. After naming the ship the SUS Zhukov, the Soviet Space Fleet had begun.
The Soviet Union is on tense but nonviolent relations with NATO and the western world in general. Primary pionts of concern are the threats of nuclear war, conflicting geopolitical goals, and the ceding of Danish territory to an alien empire.
The Soviet Union is the undeniable center of the Communist world and of the Warsaw Pact, possessing the largest army and economy of all the members. There are concerns in East Asia, however, with the fall of Communist China and the uneasy truce along three (or four) disputed borders.
Here is a list of Communist countries that the Soviet Union has good relations with:
- East Germany
- North Korea
- North Vietnam
- North Laos
- South Yemen
- Mongolia (Joined the Soviet Union in 1969)
The current model for Soviet expansion is to absorb most of the states above into the greater Soviet Union, peacefully if possible.