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30th May '16 4:30:20 AM Doug86
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* The ''WebOriginal/ZhirinovskysRussianEmpire'' timeline in AlternateHistoryDotCom has the titular RealLife excentric, nationalist politician become President of Russia and later the whole post-Soviet Union after a cascade of events including Yeltsin's assassination during the 1991 coup attempt, and remain in power until he is overthrown by a popular revolution in 2003. The Soviet Union (minus the Baltic republics) is not dissolved but turned into a [[ANaziByAnyOtherName fascist-esque]] federation known as the Union of Independent States, that launches or gets involved in wars in the dissolving Yugoslavia, Romania, Estonia, Afghanistan and Pakistan besides doing its best to discourage its member republics from breaking away.

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* The ''WebOriginal/ZhirinovskysRussianEmpire'' timeline in AlternateHistoryDotCom Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom has the titular RealLife excentric, nationalist politician become President of Russia and later the whole post-Soviet Union after a cascade of events including Yeltsin's assassination during the 1991 coup attempt, and remain in power until he is overthrown by a popular revolution in 2003. The Soviet Union (minus the Baltic republics) is not dissolved but turned into a [[ANaziByAnyOtherName fascist-esque]] federation known as the Union of Independent States, that launches or gets involved in wars in the dissolving Yugoslavia, Romania, Estonia, Afghanistan and Pakistan besides doing its best to discourage its member republics from breaking away.
15th May '16 1:29:32 AM Morgenthaler
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The latter is where Russia stays in its authoritarian military democracy, or ditches that silly "democracy" bit altogether, and grows increasingly aggressive, possibly reabsorbing the post-Soviet states as some sort of a Soviet Reunion, Eurasian Empire, or something equally scary sounding. This allows Russia to start attacking places again and being generally assertive. Probably will not involve actual bears, [[BearsAreBadNews unless Russia decides to get serious this time]].

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The latter is where Russia stays in its authoritarian military democracy, or ditches that silly "democracy" bit altogether, and grows increasingly aggressive, possibly reabsorbing the post-Soviet states as some sort of a Soviet Reunion, Eurasian Empire, or something equally scary sounding. This allows Russia to start attacking places again and being generally assertive. More extreme versions will see post-Soviet Russia go on the path of [[RussiaTakesOverTheWorld outright global conquest]]. Probably will not involve actual bears, [[BearsAreBadNews unless Russia decides to get serious this time]].



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28th Feb '16 1:20:19 PM ElectricBoogaloo
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* A FantasyCounterpartCulture example in ''Videogame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar''. After a period of peace efforts kickstarted by the end of a world war 15 years before where they fought on the same side, Yuktobania suddenly declares war on Osea (thinly veiled expies of the Soviet Union and the US, respectively). [[spoiler:Later revealed to be an InvokedTrope, since the war was orchestrated by [[TheRemnant remnants]] of resident [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Nazi Germany expy]] Belka, the country that caused and lost the previous war, using puppet governments on both sides to cause an war that would weaken both nations in revenge.]]

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* A FantasyCounterpartCulture example in ''Videogame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar''. After a period of peace efforts kickstarted by the end of a world war 15 years before where they fought on the same side, Yuktobania suddenly declares war on Osea (thinly veiled expies of the Soviet Union and the US, respectively). [[spoiler:Later revealed to be an InvokedTrope, since the war was orchestrated by [[TheRemnant remnants]] of resident [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Nazi Germany expy]] Belka, the country that caused and lost the previous war, using puppet governments on both sides to cause an war that would weaken eventually ruin both nations in revenge.]]
28th Feb '16 1:18:13 PM ElectricBoogaloo
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* A FantasyCounterpartCulture example in ''Videogame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar''. After a period of peace efforts kickstarted by the end of a world war 15 years before where they fought on the same side, Yuktobania suddenly declares war on Osea (thinly veiled expies of the Soviet Union and the US, respectively). [[spoiler:Later revealed to be an InvokedTrope, since the war was orchestrated by [[TheRemnant remnants]] of resident [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Nazi Germany expy]] Belka, the country that caused and lost the previous war, using puppet governments on both sides to cause an war that would weaken both nations in revenge.]]
2nd Jan '16 8:35:47 PM jormis29
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* In ''VideoGame/ShatteredUnion'', Russia invades Alaska after Washington, D.C., is destroyed by WesternTerrorists and the rest of the country splits into six factions, all vying for control. The hard-line Russian President Vladekov claims that Alaska should always have been a part of Russia and, since it's separate from the rest of the US, it has no business being a part of that country. Later on, it is revealed that [[spoiler:the Russian president masterminded the D.C. attack]]. It is also revealed that the Russian people are against the invasion and the military build-up and will rise up if Vladekov is sufficiently weakened by the re-unified US.

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* In ''VideoGame/ShatteredUnion'', Russia invades Alaska after Washington, D.C., is destroyed by WesternTerrorists and the rest of the country splits into six factions, all vying for control. The hard-line Russian President Vladekov claims that [[RussiaCalledTheyWantAlaskaBack Alaska should always have been a part of Russia Russia]] and, since it's separate from the rest of the US, it has no business being a part of that country. Later on, it is revealed that [[spoiler:the Russian president masterminded the D.C. attack]]. It is also revealed that the Russian people are against the invasion and the military build-up and will rise up if Vladekov is sufficiently weakened by the re-unified US.
22nd Dec '15 2:14:02 PM Proseedcake
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The latter is where Russia stays in its authoritarian military democracy, or ditches that silly "democracy" bit altogether, and grows increasingly aggressive, possibly reabsorbing the post-Soviet states as some sort of a Rebuilt Soviet Union, Eurasian Empire, or something equally scary sounding. This allows Russia to start attacking places again and being generally assertive. Probably will not involve actual bears, [[BearsAreBadNews unless Russia decides to get serious this time]].

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The latter is where Russia stays in its authoritarian military democracy, or ditches that silly "democracy" bit altogether, and grows increasingly aggressive, possibly reabsorbing the post-Soviet states as some sort of a Rebuilt Soviet Union, Reunion, Eurasian Empire, or something equally scary sounding. This allows Russia to start attacking places again and being generally assertive. Probably will not involve actual bears, [[BearsAreBadNews unless Russia decides to get serious this time]].
24th Nov '15 1:40:52 PM Str8taim
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* ''WorldInConflict'' is set in an AlternateHistory, where USSR launches an attack on US and Western Europe in 1989 (in RealLife, the final, milder part of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar), with China later joining the party (no, not the Party)[[note]]An ''extreme'' stretch, given that Russia and China are not on friendly terms, and in fact tend to despise each other[[/note]]. It should be noted that since this ''is'' an AlternateHistory where the Soviet Union has not yet collapsed, it can probably be said that the Bear of this universe never ''stopped'' being angry.

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* ''WorldInConflict'' is set in an AlternateHistory, where USSR launches an attack on US and Western Europe in 1989 (in RealLife, the final, milder part of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar), with China later joining the party (no, not the Party)[[note]]An ''extreme'' stretch, given that Russia and China are not on friendly terms, and in fact tend to despise each other[[/note]]. It should be noted that since this ''is'' an AlternateHistory where the Soviet Union has not yet collapsed, it can probably be said that the Bear of this universe never ''stopped'' being angry.angry in the first place.
24th Nov '15 1:38:02 PM Str8taim
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* ''WorldInConflict'' is set in an AlternateHistory, where USSR launches an attack on US and Western Europe in 1989 (in RealLife, the final, milder part of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar), with China later joining the party (no, not the Party)[[note]]An ''extreme'' stretch, given that Russia and China are not on friendly terms, and in fact tend to despise each other[[/note]].

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* ''WorldInConflict'' is set in an AlternateHistory, where USSR launches an attack on US and Western Europe in 1989 (in RealLife, the final, milder part of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar), with China later joining the party (no, not the Party)[[note]]An ''extreme'' stretch, given that Russia and China are not on friendly terms, and in fact tend to despise each other[[/note]]. It should be noted that since this ''is'' an AlternateHistory where the Soviet Union has not yet collapsed, it can probably be said that the Bear of this universe never ''stopped'' being angry.
24th Nov '15 1:32:04 PM Str8taim
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It should be noted however that it is hyped up in the media a lot more than it is in real life Russia. In fact, within Russia, people are generally {{Genre Savvy}} and any big power up or political move is faced with a "But we're not going to go all out Soviet Union Bear Angry, right?" in the masses. And there's a constant "We're not going to turn into USA and be a {{Team America World Police}} and bomb everywhere" being expressed by the government as to not lose public support. So the trope is in use a lot more, but is still a trope rather than an actuality
10th Oct '15 3:02:31 PM Shirokurou
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It should be noted however that it is hyped up in the media a lot more than it is in real life Russia. In fact, within Russia, people are generally {{Genre Savvy}} and any big power up or political move is faced with a "But we're not going to go all out Soviet Union Bear Angry, right?" in the masses. And there's a constant "We're not going to turn into USA and be a {{Team America World Police}} and bomb everywhere" being expressed by the government as to not lose public support. So the trope is in use a lot more, but is still a trope rather than an actuality
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