: Soviet Union in the story having technology too advanced compared to Real Life
in the same time period.
- Straight: Thanks to Professor Kravchenko's research into magnetism, USSR has coilguns, railguns, fusion power, and Maglev propulsion by 1970s.
- Exaggerated: Prof. Kravchenko's research enables the Soviets to breach and conquer an entire Alternate Universe while no-one is looking.
- Downplayed: Prof. Kravchenko invents advanced computing technologies that allow the USSR to manufacture desktop PCs and cell phones in 1970s.
- Inverted: The USSR is depicted as technologically backwards due to ideology and/or bureaucracy getting in the way of science.
- Subverted: Prof. Kravchenko speaks of bringing railguns and fusion power into reality, but the level of technology does not allow these plans to go beyond theories and failed experiments.
- Double Subverted: ???
- Parodied: Prof. Kravchenko steals Lenin's preserved body from the Mausoleum to turn it into a nuclear-powered zombie cyborg armed with Eye Beams.
- Zig Zagged: Some disciplines of science are favoured by the Soviet government and develop rapidly, while others are proclaimed "false sciences" and forbidden, resulting in Schizo Tech across the board.
- Averted: USSR in the story has the tech level appropriate for the time it's set in.
- Enforced: "Soviet industrial design is so much cooler than American! Why not give the Commies some awesome super-tech to show it off?"
- Lampshaded: ???
- Invoked: ???
- Exploited: The Soviet leadership uses Prof. Kravchenko's breakthroughs to start - and win - World War III.
- Defied: American spies kill or bribe super-geniuses like Kravchenko to prevent USSR from being able to win in potential World War III.
- Discussed: "Fusion power? But that's amazing!" "Amazing? Believe me, tovarisch - you haven't seen nothing yet."
- Conversed: "The idea that the USSR could have super-technologies doesn't hold any water. Why does it keep popping up in fiction?" "Because it's cool, duh."
- Plotted A Good Waste: Soviet Superscience is the first sign that the story is set in an Alternate Universe.
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with you, capitalist pig-dog!