Literature: Soviets In The Sun

Soviets in the Sun is an alternate history timeline by Comisario.

The timeline begins in the Spanish Civil War and diverges during the Battle of Brunete in 1937. From there, it charts the rise of the Spanish Republic and the downfall of democracy in Spain as the Communist Party of Spain takes power amidst the joys of the Spanish people's victory against fascism.

History is irrevocably changed forever.

This work provides examples of:

  • Blatant Lies: The People's Council of the East's explanation for the "absence" of Jaime Balius Mir and Mariano Rodríguez Vázquez.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Enrique Líster and Valentín González, because of the Battle of Brunete.
  • Hyper Competent Sidekick: Ramón Serrano Suñer. He is this to his brother-in-law, Francisco Franco.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Juan García Oliver as President of the People's Council of the East.
  • Opportunistic Bastard: Julio Álvarez del Vayo.
  • Secret Police: The "Central Directorate of Intelligence" in Communist Spain.
  • Spanish Civil War: The entire premise of the timeline comes from the war.
  • The Franco Regime: Averted. Franco loses too much power and integrity in the civil to ever establish this.
  • The Political Officer: Everywhere in the Spanish Republican Army.
  • The Purge: Downplayed (a bit) in the Soviet Union. Played straight with the Republican victory in Seville and during the May Revolution.
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized: The May Revolution, to a certain extent.
  • Tokyo Rose: Gonzalo Queipo de Llano and his pro-Nationalist "Radio Sevilla" programmes.
  • You Shall Not Pass: "¡No pasarán!" was the battle cry of the Republicans during the Siege of Madrid.