| Soviet Far East Republic
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.