Soviet Union | Command & Conquer: Red Alert

Soviet Union | Command & Conquer: Red Alert


In 1924 an Austrian radical disappeared from
the streets of Landsberg am Lech and the pages of history altogether. This was the work of Albert Einstein, who
hoped that through the use of time travel, the Second World War might be prevented. The attempt failed. Einstein’s manipulations had merely replaced
one adversary with another, a powerful nation that would fight its wars not merely on the
battlefields of Europe and Asia, but across history itself; a global superpower known
as the Soviet Union. Formed from the ruins of the Russian Empire,
the nation embarked on an ambitious program of industrialization and collectivisation
based on Marxist-Leninist ideology. By the 1940s, this effort had largely succeeded
and leadership of the Soviet Union had been consolidated under General Secretary Joseph
Stalin. Without any significant rivals on the world
stage that might counter its expansion, the Soviet Union was able to extend its influence
across Eastern Europe. Numerous states were annexed or integrated
into the Union as Soviet Republics, while others were forced to host Soviet advisors
and bases. Soviet sponsored international organizations,
such as the World Democratic Society, Asian Defense League, and Freedom Consortium, helped
organize an underground network of communist sympathisers and agents. Governments across Africa and Asia were overthrown
and replaced with regimes friendly to the Soviet cause. Even in isolationist North America, there
arose many hidden Soviet strongholds, preparing for the inevitable worldwide revolution. In 1946 the Soviet Union had completed a preliminary
campaign to pacify northern China and soon embarked on a general offensive into Western
Europe. Initial successes included the conquest of
much of Scandinavia, Central Europe, the Balkans and the Middle East, but the newly formed
Allied Forces soon began to effectively resist the Soviet advance. Strengthened by immense material aid delivered
from the United States, the Allied Forces launched a series of counter-attacks, blunting
the Soviet offensive completely and soon liberating occupied territories across the European and
Middle-Eastern theaters. The Soviet Union, now desperate to end the
war, launched a nuclear strike against the remaining free capitals of Europe. The missiles were disarmed while on route
by Allied commandos however, ending any remaining hopes of a sudden Soviet victory. Outmaneuvered and facing Allied counter-offensives
deep into the Russian heartland, a final battle in Moscow destroyed the seat of Soviet power
and forced its complete capitulation. Stalin himself was killed during the fighting,
left to die beneath the rubble of his capital. A deliberate act, if wartime reports can be
believed, by Greek general Nikos Stavros. A peace plan overseen by the United States
left the Soviet Union stripped of its capacity to wage war and reduced to a puppet state
under the authority of the victorious allies. At the insistence of the United States, Alexander
Romanov was named Premier of the Soviet Union and it was hoped that his ties to both the
overthrown Tsarist Royal Family and Communist Party would unite the fractured elements of
Soviet society. Pro-Western and an advocate of peace, Romanov
worked towards positive relations with the West and soon founded the World Socialist
Alliance to aid developing nations across the world. Unbeknownst to the Allies, Romanov’s pacifism
was a ruse and served to conceal an enormous remilitarization effort. One of the chief architects of this operation
was a man known only as Yuri. During the Second World War, Yuri took part
in a secret project instigated by Stalin himself intended to create an army of psychically
gifted soldiers. With the death of Stalin, Yuri continued his
work and soon became chief advisor to Premier Romanov. Thanks to Yuri’s immense psychic abilities,
the Soviets were able to completely conceal their mobilization efforts from outside observers
and in 1972 the nation was ready to unleash a third world war. Their primary objective was the occupation
of the United States of America. While neutral in the previous conflict, it
had become a pivotal member of the Allied Forces during the inter-war years and recognized
by the Soviets as their most powerful rival. Soviet forces launched a massive coordinated
attack on both coasts of the United States while the World Socialist Alliance opened
a third front across Texas. Simultaneously, US strategic command was crippled
by Yuri’s psychic influences, preventing any nuclear response. American defenses were quickly overrun and
Psychic Beacons deployed to keep the local population subservient to the Soviet occupation
forces. Even American President Dugan was briefly
mind controlled before being rescued, and together with political and military officials
evacuated to an unknown location. In Chicago, the Soviet Union began constructing
a Psychic Amplifier which, when activated, would pacify the whole of North America and
bring about an end to the war. An American counter-attack neutralized this
Amplifier before it could be activated, but Chicago was quickly destroyed in retaliation
further crippling the remaining Allied forces on the continent. The United States teetered on the brink of
defeat but a daring Allied raid in Poland destroyed the Soviet Union’s nuclear missile
silos and allowed the re mainder of the Allies to finally enter the war. This new European front eased the pressure
on the United States and the tide slowly began to turn against the Soviet Union. Despite the failure of their invasion of the
United States, the Soviets, together with the World Socialist Alliance, continued to
hold the strategic initiative across much of the world. Over the course of the war however, the Soviet
technological advantage began to shrink, and it was eventually realized that Albert Einstein
was responsible for much of the devastating weaponry now utilized by the Allied Forces. One such device was the Chronosphere, which
even as Soviet armies mounted a final attack into Europe, successfully teleported an Allied
Army directly into Moscow. The surprise attack succeeded in capturing
Premier Romanov and the Soviet Union was compelled to stand down. Yuri meanwhile was never found and assumed
to have escaped Moscow during the fighting. Once again, Soviet plans for world domination
lay in ruins. It is likely no coincidence that the fate
of the Soviet Union was so closely linked to that of its Premiers. As a military dictatorship, the individuals
who achieved that position ruled over the nation with absolute authority. During wartime, individual Soviet military
commanders often leveraged victories on the battlefield for political influence leading
to systemic internal unrest and infighting. Despite its political shortcomings, the Armed
Forces of the Soviet Union were quite sophisticated. The Red Army was built on doctrines emphasising
overwhelming firepower and numerical superiority. Heavy armoured divisions represented the pinnacle
of Soviet power, followed by waves of support infantry. The Soviet Navy, relegated to an auxiliary
role for much of its history, achieved a place of parity with the Red Army during the Third
World War, and its submarines and dreadnoughts were eventually capable of meeting Allied
task forces in open battle. During both the Second and Third World Wars,
Soviet scientists and technicians created a series of unconventional weapons in the
hopes of securing a quick victory. These were often crude by Allied standards
but undeniably effective and this approach was epitomized in the development of the Tesla
Coil. These weapons could reduce men to ash and
vehicles to molten slag in a matter of seconds and quickly became a feared symbol of Soviet
power on the battlefield. In both conflicts, as the balance of the war
shifted against them, Soviet leaders began employing increasingly fantastic technologies
including advanced robotics, drones, weaponized sea life and walls of energy that could render
men and material impervious to harm. As devastating as these were, one device among
all would change the course of the Soviet Union and the world as they knew it. For even as the Allied armies teleported into
Moscow and Premier Romanov attempted to flee, a cadre of Soviet officers made plans to replicate
what only Einstein before had achieved. In a hidden laboratory deep beneath the Kremlin,
another time machine had been perfected and the men who entered it would return to a world
drastically changed. The Soviet Union now stands victorious over
the Western Allies but confronted by a great new power to the east. An Empire of the Rising Sun devoted to its
divine destiny. Or perhaps the Soviet Union achieved victory
far earlier and now spreads the ideals of Lenin across the solar system. It might once again lay in ruins or have been
integrated into a global defense initiative. With time itself a new theater of war, there
may be no answer. But a clue can be found in the words of a
Soviet advisor, a man close to Joseph Stalin who, in the aftermath of the Second World
War, disappeared without a trace only to re-emerge years later in a time and place that should
have been impossible. “He who controls the past commands the future,
He who commands the future, conquers the past.” Join us on July 21st 2018 on our Twitch channel
for Operation: Esperanza, a 12 hour live-stream raising money for the San Jorge Children’s
Foundation in Puerto Rico. I will be playing Red Alert 3 for the first
time, and you can face off against Marc and I as we play community games of Wargame: Red
Dragon and Friday the 13th, as well as watch more Stellaris Invicta and enter to win some
giveaways.

100 Comments on "Soviet Union | Command & Conquer: Red Alert"


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  2. The Soviet Union was only meant to prepare the coming of the Brotherhood of NOD – Peace through POWER!

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  3. I bet aliens observing this World are like: WHAT THE HELL IS THIS BULLSHIT

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  4. Anyone who studies history for a living sees Red Alert and cries on the inside. Stalin didn't even believe in expansionism, that was Lenin and Trotsky, among many other plot holes.

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  5. What? I remember those fascist capitalist Allies being buried by the might of Mother Russia.

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  6. If you read between the lines you actually realize that this is closer to history than we ever could imagine.

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  7. Fucking amazing!! If i wasn't a gamer and lover of red alert i'd have thought this was actual history!! 👏👏👏

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  8. So, Yuri is Kane then?

    Also, where was the Soviet Union during the Tiberium Wars and all that?

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  9. URA URA URA URA URA URA URA URA URA URA URA URA URA URA URA URA URA URA URA URA URA URA URA URA URA URA URA URA

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  10. Asia: Exist
    America: Exist
    Europe: Exist
    Middle east: Exist
    Africa: Exist

    Soviet Union: Its free estate

    Next gen….

    UNIVERSE EXIST

    NOD: ITS FREE REAL ESTATE

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  11. Allies: The President has been moved to a unknown locat- Canadian Flag Falls Allies: Fuck, you didn't SEE THAT GOT IT?

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  12. 8:56 humans can't withstand the Iron Curtain. Only vehicles and structures are capable to be invincible.

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  13. Following current international affairs, you know this alternative history narrative is pure dog shit.

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  14. Down with the capitalist scum, down with the Allies!! I stand with the Comrades and the Soviets. North America will become red!!

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  15. This is the first time ive been made aware of this "alternative universe" and im impressed how early points in the plot would have been actually possible in real life based on our history if a event or two was changed

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  16. Makes me sad they butchered this series so bad, was such a great game. Poor fucking Westwood, if any of the old boys read this we appreciate you

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  17. Was just about to say; of you leave Kane out of this.. The original great story that never was.. (thanks ea… Not) but at least we can think ourselves into that merging timeline.

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  18. Ugh, this makes me wish so badly that EA hadn't ruined the CnC universe and we could have an ending worthy of it. Perhaps all the timelines would end up converging and unbelievable mindfuck would ensue.

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  19. I’ve always thought of “Hitler” figures as inevitable. No matter what you do, they will appear throughout history

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  20. Lenin when see's Stalin killing make people starve
    Don't make us come down there our punk

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  21. The timelines are really interesting; I know that there is one "canon" timeline, but depending on the outcome of RA, RA2, RA3 and all the near-future C&C games, there are a bunch of possibilities.

    Kane being involved in everything is kinda weird, as I have to imagine that sooner or later he would have been outed by Yuri.

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  22. What is interesting though, Stalin historically was not really a expansionist, he didn't want "one world Communism," but "one state Socialism." For example, Stalin and Mao hated each other because one believed in their own version of "one state socialism." The buffer states in Eastern Europe after WW2 was done to keep another European war from being at the gates of Moscow due to Russia having poor geography in the European, more fertile, more populated half of the country. I do think if Trotsky was where Stalin was, then a expansionist Soviet Union hell bent on world communism would have been plausible.

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  23. Reality.
    USA has become the superpower. Using democracy as an excuse, it kept on invading countries rich in natural resources. Any uprising against puppet governments placed across the globe by USA and any nation who challenged USA supremacy were labelled as terrorist and terror states.
    It kept on sparking civil war and military coups across the globe to maintain its supremacy.
    Russia and China began to rise. USA now began to smell defeat. And Began placing tariffs and sanctions and started placing military bases across Russia and China.
    What happens next…..

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  24. Man, the leather outfit the Soviet advisor wore always was one of my weirder interests when I was younger.

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  25. Me being 34 years old, and having played so many C&C games, this video was quite a treat, since I love alt-history stuff. Keep on the good work. 😀

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  26. If the Soviet Union was conquered by the Allies how were they allowed to be socialists? The puppet government would have opened up markets and turned the Soviet land into one big marketplace for liberals.

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  27. I know what the Soviets are:

    A bunch of tank loving maniacs that love their armor superiority compared to the allies high tech superiority and aerial and naval superiority

    A bunch of bad guys that want to rule the world under a flag of genocide

    A bunch of submarine lovers that use subs to destroy the allies and empires best ships including the allies assault destroyers and the imperial shogun battleships

    A bunch of nuke obsessed freaks

    A bunch of Lenin worshipers

    Finally a bunch of rivals that want to beat the allies in the skies and the empire in the seas due to Kirov airships and dreadnought ships.

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