|Government||Federal semi-presidential socialist republic|
Soviet of the Union
Soviet of Nationalities
|Head of state||
Boris Yeltsin (President)
Ivan Silavyn (Premier)
|Language(s)||Russian, many others|
|Population||293,047,571 (1991 est.)|
|Founded||Augast 20th 1991 (from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)|
The Union of Soviet Sovereign Republics (also known as the 'Soviet Union', the 'USSR' or sometimes as the 'Sovereign Soviet Union') is a socialist confederation of fifteen socialist republics located in Eurasia.
Formed out of Imperial Russia in 1922 by Vladimir Lenin the Soviet Union is the world's first example of a communist state. Until 1991, the Soviet Union was known as the 'Union of Soviet Socialist Republics' after which it was reformed into its current form as the 'Union of Soviet Sovereign Republics'.
Currently the Soviet Union is in an alliance with the United Kingdom in a military assault against a totalitarian regime within the United States.
Formed after the Russian Revolution of 1917 (also known as the October Revolution of 1917), the early Soviet Union consisted of the various territories under the control of Imperial Russia. with the downfall of the Russian Empire the nation erupted into civil war between the Bolshevik party, led by Vladimir Lenin, and the anti-communist White movement
In December of 1922, the Bolsheviks won the civil war and formed the Soviet Union out of four 'Soviet Socialist Republics', namely the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, the Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic, the Ukrainian Soivet Socialist Republic, and the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, all four of which merged together to form the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
Following the death of Vladimir Lenin in 1924, a power struggle ensued out of which Joseph Stalin emerged victorious. Under Stalin, the Soviet Union experienced massive amounts of industrialization, a planned economy, and a large amount of political oppression, including a purge of the army.
During the early days of World War II in 1939, Stalin signed a non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany, but in June 1941, Germany broke the pact by invading the Soviet Union and its allies. After four years of brutal fighting, the Soviet Union and the United States emerged as the world's two superpowers.
Soon after the Second World War, the Soviet Union and its Eastern European satellite sates engaged in a Cold War against the United States and its Western Bloc allies, the Cold War was a global political and ideological conflict in which the two nations struggled for supremacy. The Cold War ended in 1989, with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany, which set the stage for a majority of political reforms in the Soviet Union, most notably its joining NATO in the wake of the United States' departure from the organization.Reforms
In 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev created the policies of glasnost and peristroika ('openness' and 'restructuring' respectfully), these two policies ushered in a new era for the Soviet Union, and despite a failed coup attempt in August of 1991, the Soviet Union was successfully reformed into the 'Union of Soviet Sovereign Republics'.
Upon the reformation of the USSR, the new policies ushered in a new era of change in the Soviet Union, most especially in its relations with the United States, as the United States began to take an isolationistic and xenophobic stance on world affairs, the Soviet Union became quite open, although still considering itself to be a communist union (or at the very least a socialist union), the new policies caused the USSR to soon supersede the United States in terms of cultural influence, in effect becoming much like the United States before the Harris Administration.
With the United States having closed its borders to immigration in the early-1980s, many immigrants that would have originally fled to the United States from political oppression or disaster zones, instead fled to the Soviet Union, in fact now when many speak of the 'land of the free' they actually mean the Soviet Union.
North American War
By 1994, the Soviet Union had become a major player in international politics, having established consular and diplomatic relations with the United Kingdom and was now of easier terms with the People's Republic of China, this position as a leader in world politics largely came about due not only to the reformation of the USSR but also due to the United States' isolationistic and xenophobic stance on world affairs, thus leaving a power vacuum that both the Soviet Union and the United Kingdom were quick to fill.
In October of 1994, Canada approached the United Nations with information regarding an American attempt to invade Canada, acting quickly, an emergency session of the UN Security Council was convened, although the United States defended its actions, in a four-one vote it was decided that the United States' actions violated international law, and the UN authorized military action against the United States, both the Soviet Union and United Kingdom stepped forward and each offered their assisaence, forming an Anglo-Soviet Alliance.
On October 1st 1994 at 12:00 PM, Soviet and British paratroopers landed in both Canada and the U.S., while the Soviet and Royal Air Forces launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii quickly occupying the Hawaiian islands, and later use Hawaii as a 'stepping stone' to gain a foothold on the West Coast of the United States, namely in the States of Washington and Oregon. By October 2nd the Soviet and British Armies had officially occupied the West Coast of the United States, excluding the now-neutral 'Empire of San Francisco'