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    Soviet Far East Republic
 
         SFER Main                SFER Military

The Soviet Far East Republic came about as a result of the 1933 Politburo collapse.  The collapse occured when a large number of high-ranking officials began chafing against Stalin's increasing pressure to increase his personal power.    With "His vision", many Soviets did not agree with the new direction he was taking the nation, and after incessent demands, it came to a head in 1933.  Stalin ordered mass arrests of top officials, and that was the end.

A dozen differant nations sprung up, with the Red Army splitting according to regions, loyalties, and even a few going rogue.    Some of the smaller Bolshevik nations were quickly absorbed by larger ones, or destroyed and divided.    For almost two years it was total confusion that spanned two continents, with the White's taking advantage, destroying isolated red units, and establishing power bases across Russia.

By late 1934, the situation was cooling down.   The Red nations had consolidated into the USSR, the original branch, which was centered around Moscow, the SFER, and 2 smaller nations in between.  The White Forces had actually abandoned their forward footholds and were consolidating in the Caucasus.   The few scattered holdouts were quickly absorbed or crushed into the remaining nations.

In December of 1934, the remaining two red nations fell into the USSR, leaving Russia back in the hands of Stalin, the only holdouts being the Federal Republic of Georgia, a White Russian government in the Caucasus, and the Soviet Far East Republic, which occupied a large portion of eastern Russia.

Behind closed doors, representatives from Moscow and Octograd (The SFER capitol) met at the border, at a SFER military base.     Within hours of meeting, the USSR officials had been booted from the base, their escort fighters confiscated, and their cargo plane sent speeding for USSR territory.

The SFER made a worldwide announcement, that the SFER was re-establishing a Communist government.   They said that Stalin was turning away from Communist ideals, instead focusing on granting himself, and an elite circle the powers of the people.      The Stalinist government was thus no better than the Tsarist government they replaced in 1917.   As such, they were re-aligning themselves to the true Communist cause.

The Eastern military braced itself for an expected USSR attack, which never came.   The fighting which had overtaken the country had shown the huge deficits in training and equipment in the USSR's ranks, and with two threats on his far corners of his nation, Stalin chose to consolidate and reorganize.

Taking advantage of Soviet Union's distraction, the SFER quickly organized it's industrial base, organized several new units, and began establishing more co-ordinated defences.

The SFER government is off-beat of what many view as Communism.   Under Stalin's rule, much of the government was hand-picked, or elections obivously skewed in favor of certain members.    The SFER is focusing on the people's choice.   Elections were held in June, 1935, and the Far East inhabitants elected in the house, and Kolya Karnov as premier, a former USSR military commander.   

He quickly picked cabinet officials, and began fully organizing the nation, a task not nearly as hard as that of their neighbor, with fewer favored elites to please.

The SFER government is quickly gaining a reputation as "The people's government".  Although Communism is still harshly imposed on across the whole nation, and punishment is inflicted on non-Communist peoples, the government is new, and corruption runs far less rampant than in Moscow, with most of the representatives being unswayed by politics and holding true to their people.    There were a number of laws passed to ensure no loitering, or endless debate, and most laws pass through the house, and to the premier within a week.  

The SFER is a heavily modernized nation.  While the USSR is loaded down with aging factories and infrastructure, the SFER is relatively modern.     Factory construction is proceeding at a record pace, helped along by the SFER's reconstruction of a massive number of dis-assembled factories they took from the more industrialized west upon the collapse of '33.

As such, the SFER's front-line units are equipped with modern weapons.  Their military is among the most modern in the world, with artillery, fighters, ammunition, and new rifle designs, placing them as a heavily formidable force, possibly one of the reasons for Stalin's reluctance to attack them.

The downside is their relatively small army size (For the nations mass expanse), and lack of true reserves.   They have only enough reserves of supplies to expand their forces by only 25% over the next 16 months, and only enough stockpiled ammunition, fuel, and food stores, to last 5 months of heavy combat.     

Their infrastructure is hitting roadblocks as well.   The vast expanses of land requiring much materials and labor into pure maintence of existing systems than construction of new ones.

It is resources which they are most behind.  Food supplies are just suffeciant in this vast, barren area.   The oil fields are not serving their needs, while two new oil fields and 3 natural gas and helium mines are just entering production and will just take them from starving to malnourished. 

 They have iron, coal, and lumber resources, far more than they could use, however production is just starting on them, and it will be some time before they produce.

It is suspected that within 4 years (1941), they will have a thriving industry, and supporting sector that it will rival the USSR in backbone power.  

It is thought by many to be odd that Stalin has not ordered a reconquest of the Far East.  However it does make sense, with the SFER being a buffer for Japan's attacks instead of the USSR.    He is likewise ordering holding actions against the SFER and Georgia, while his military builds it's strength. Possibly for a massive all out offensive, which would be more effective than dozens of piece-meal attacks, such as those failed campaigns in Finland and Georgia earlier this year.