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The treaty sparked an immense anti-Bolshevik sentiment across Russia. The anti-Bolshevik White Movement, made up of Tsarist loyalists, disillusioned republicans, and even some dissenting leftists, suddenly found widespread support. The Whites, who were pushed out in the initial phases of the Russian Civil War, had now regrouped and strengthened, and marched in on the Reds. From 1918 to 1919, the tide turned against Soviets. Lenin was assassinated by a disgruntled Left SR (Socialist Revolutionary Party) terrorist, and the united whites overthrew the Soviet regime, establishing the new Russian Republic.

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The treaty sparked an immense anti-Bolshevik sentiment across Russia. The anti-Bolshevik White Movement, made up of Tsarist loyalists, disillusioned republicans, and even some dissenting leftists, suddenly found widespread support. The Whites, who were pushed out in the initial phases of the Russian Civil War, had now regrouped and strengthened, and marched in on the Reds. From 1918 to 1919, the tide turned against Soviets. Lenin was assassinated by a disgruntled Left SR (Socialist Revolutionary Party) terrorist, and the united whites Whites overthrew the Soviet regime, establishing the new Russian Republic.



* InSpiteOfANail: [[AllThereInTheManual In the backstory]], Russia still enables the economical program of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Economic_Policy NEP]], even though Bolsheviks lost the Civil War. As such, this time NEP has fewer elements of the planned economy.
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: After the Soviet uprising breaks out, Russia can quickly become overwhelmed by all of its neighbors jumping in for a piece of the pie. Transamur seizes Siberia, Don-Kuban takes the north Caucasus, and Finland demands the rest of the Karelian isthmus. Russia can concede to their demands or make war with any and all of them while fighting a knock-down drag-out war with the Soviets.
* MakeWayForTheNewVillains: For the Internationale, Russia can become the next biggest threat after Germany is defeated during the Second Weltkrieg, in case Russia conquers German allies in Eastern Europe or even Germany itself. The same goes for the Entente, if Russia doesn't join them.

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* InSpiteOfANail: [[AllThereInTheManual In the backstory]], Russia still enables the economical program of implemented Lenin's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Economic_Policy NEP]], New Economic Policy]], even though the Bolsheviks lost the Civil War. As such, this time the NEP has fewer elements of the a planned economy.
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: After the Soviet RSR uprising breaks out, Russia can quickly become overwhelmed by all of its neighbors jumping in for a piece of the pie. Transamur seizes Siberia, Don-Kuban takes the north North Caucasus, and Finland demands the rest of the Karelian isthmus. Russia can concede to their demands or make war with any and all of them while fighting a knock-down drag-out war with the Soviets.
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* MakeWayForTheNewVillains: For the Internationale, Internationale or the Entente, Russia can become the next biggest threat after Germany is defeated during the Second Weltkrieg, in case Russia conquers German allies in Eastern Europe or even Germany itself. The same goes for the Entente, if Russia doesn't join them.itself.



** Like Hitler, Savinkov's rise to power begins as he is appointed as head of government by a popular war hero, who took power in a unpopular and ineffective republic, and takes initiative in political matters, promoting his own far-right agenda.

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** Like Hitler, Savinkov's rise to power begins as he is appointed as head of government by a popular war hero, who took power in a an unpopular and ineffective republic, and takes initiative in political matters, promoting his own far-right agenda.



* CompositeCharacter: Savinkov's similarities to Hitler are already explained at length in other entries, but he also has elements of our timeline's Joseph Stalin and Benito Mussolini as well:

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* CompositeCharacter: Savinkov's similarities CompositeCharacter:
** Like Hitler, Savinkov rises
to Hitler are already explained at length power when appointed head of government by a popular World War I hero, who took power in other entries, but he also has elements of our timeline's Joseph Stalin an unpopular and Benito Mussolini as well:ineffective republic. One of his first acts after that is to purge the left-wing members of his party to promote his right-wing ideologies, and his ultimate goal is to reunite all members of his ethnic group into one nation, by violence if necessary.



* {{Cincinnatus}}: Can give up his power to either the legitimate Tsar or Parliament after his work of stabilization of the Republic, followed by the political crisis caused by death of Kerensky, is done.
* TheEmperor: Wrangel can crown himself as the Tsar Pyotr IV of Russia if he continues his military rule instead of establishing monarchy with Tsar Kirill or republic.

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* {{Cincinnatus}}: Can give up his power to either the legitimate Tsar or Parliament after his work of stabilization of he finishes stabilising the Republic, followed by Republic in the wake of the political crisis caused by death of Kerensky, is done.
Kerensky's death.
* TheEmperor: Wrangel can crown himself as the Tsar Pyotr IV of Russia if he continues his military rule instead of establishing monarchy with Tsar a republic or crowning Kirill or republic.Vladimirovich as Tsar.



* VillainInAWhiteSuit: When Wrangel declares himself the Tsar, the color of his outfit in the portrait changes to white, which emphasizes his new royal status.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Seizes the apparatus of the Russian Republic during the military coup with the purpose of defending Russia from the potential takeover by either left-wing or right-wing radicals.

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* VillainInAWhiteSuit: When Wrangel declares himself the Tsar, the color of his outfit in the portrait changes to white, which emphasizes his new royal status.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Seizes the apparatus of the Russian Republic during the military coup with the purpose of defending Russia from the a potential takeover by either left-wing or right-wing radicals.



* AllohistoricalAllusion: Kornilov, if he becomes a military dictator, is reminiscent of Paul von Hindenburg in our timeline, being a famous war hero who can come to power in a weak republic and later can invite a future ultranationalist dictator to the government.



* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: Kornilov, if he becomes a military dictator, is reminiscent of Paul von Hindenburg in our timeline, being a famous war hero who can come to power in a weak republic and later can invite a future ultranationalist dictator to the government.



* {{Nepotism}}: As President, Dmitri can appoint Felix Yusupov as his Prime Minister for nothing more than long friendship rather than his political virtues.

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* {{Nepotism}}: As President, Dmitri can appoint Felix Yusupov as his Prime Minister for nothing more than their long friendship rather than his political virtues.




!!''Alexandra Kollontai''
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* InterserviceRivalry: Kollontai and her allies distrust the Smychka--while not opposed to the rural worker, in their view, the urban worker is at the forefront of the revolution, and thus must be focused on.



* RedshirtArmy: Transamur possesses such a large navy that it consumes almost all of its manpower and Transamur itself has been described as "a navy with a nation" in parallel to a saying about the Prussian army. However, Transamur's navy, with the exception of its light cruiser force, consists mostly of outdated Russian vessels and the obsolete cast-offs from the Imperial Japanese Navy and lacks any aircraft carriers, and as such the Transamur navy stands little chance against the more modern fleets possessed by most nations with a similarly sized fleet.

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* RedshirtArmy: Transamur possesses such a large navy that it consumes almost all of its manpower and Transamur itself has been described as "a navy with a nation" in parallel to a saying about the Prussian army. However, Transamur's navy, with the exception of its light cruiser force, consists mostly of outdated Russian vessels and the obsolete cast-offs from the Imperial Japanese Navy and lacks any aircraft carriers, and as such the Transamur navy stands little chance against the similarly-sized but more modern fleets possessed by most nations with a similarly sized fleet.nations.



* OpportunisticBastard: Twice over; first, when Kerensky is assassinated, the Alash Autonomy usually declares its independence as the Alash Orda instead. Second, during the Civil War, the Alash Orda may attempt to seize Russian land while both sides are distracted.

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* OpportunisticBastard: Twice over; first, when Kerensky is assassinated, the Alash Autonomy usually declares its independence as the Alash Orda instead. Second, during the Civil War, the Alash Orda may attempt to seize Russian land while both sides are distracted.


* BalkanizeMe: Russia was forced to recognize independence of its national outskirts in Caucasus, Eastern and Northren Europe in accordance with the Brest-Litovsk Treaty, signed by Bolsheviks in 1918, and various warlord states (Don-Kuban Union, Turkestan and pro-Japanese Transamur) ceded from Russia in 20s, while the Alash Orda in Kazakhstan reluctantly accepted a status of autonomy and usually declares independence from Petrograd after Kerensky's assassination.

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* BalkanizeMe: Russia was forced to recognize independence of its national outskirts in Caucasus, Eastern Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, the United Baltic Duchy, Lithuania, Ukraine, White Ruthenia, Poland and Northren Europe Finland in accordance with the Brest-Litovsk Treaty, signed by the Bolsheviks in 1918, and various 1918. Various warlord states (Don-Kuban Union, Turkestan and pro-Japanese Transamur) ceded seceded from Russia in the 20s, while the Alash Orda in Kazakhstan reluctantly accepted a status of autonomy and usually declares independence from Petrograd after Kerensky's assassination.



* MultipleEndings: Russia is one of the few, if not, the only, nation that can take every possible path for a nation. You can be liberal democratic, an oligarchal democracy, a constitutional or absolute monarchy, a military dictatorship, fascist, (temporarily) democratic or popular front socialist and outright bring back Bolshevism with a Syndicalist, Communist and Radical Socialist path under the Russian Socialist Republics. And then there are all the different leaders bringing in their own flavors to what was listed. Ironically, the only path Russia does NOT seem to be capable of is Stalin-style Totalitarian Socialism, as its Totalists are Karl Radek's Trotskyists that are (relatively) benevolent domestically.

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* MultipleEndings: Russia is one of the few, if not, the only, nation that can take every possible path for a nation. You can be liberal democratic, an oligarchal democracy, a constitutional or absolute monarchy, a military dictatorship, fascist, (temporarily) democratic or popular front socialist and outright bring back Bolshevism with a Syndicalist, Communist and Radical Socialist path under the Russian Socialist Republics.Republic. And then there are all the different leaders bringing in their own flavors to what was listed. Ironically, the only path Russia does NOT seem to be capable of is Stalin-style Totalitarian Socialism, as its Totalists are Karl Radek's Trotskyists that are (relatively) benevolent domestically.



-->'''Lavr Kornilov''' (to Savinkov): I don`t like you, and you don`t like me, but now we are in the same boat and everything should be done to save Russia.

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-->'''Lavr Kornilov''' (to Savinkov): I don`t don't like you, and you don`t don't like me, but now we are in the same boat and everything should be done to save Russia.



** In the mod proper, Kornilov dies in 1937 if he both takes the charge and later invites Savinkov to the government, but dies a year later in other cases.

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** In the mod proper, Kornilov dies in 1937 if he both takes the charge and later invites Savinkov to the government, but dies a year later in other cases.



* DemotedToExtra: A little downplayed as Zhukov, Tukhachevsky, Chuikov, and Stalin (going by his real name) are still important in helping with the revolutions in Patagonia and France, but when they return to Socialist Russia, Stalin cannot attain power and acts as an advisor. The other three Marshalls can resume their esteemed status like in real life once the RSR engages in wars but are not guaranteed to do so gameplay and lore-wise.

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* DemotedToExtra: A little downplayed as Zhukov, Tukhachevsky, Chuikov, and Stalin (going by his real name) [[UsefulNotes/JosephStalin Dzhugashvili]] are still important in helping with the revolutions in Patagonia and France, but when they return to Socialist Russia, Stalin Dzhugashvili cannot attain power and acts as an advisor. The other three Marshalls can resume their esteemed status like in real life once the RSR engages in wars but are not guaranteed to do so gameplay and lore-wise.



* TheRemnant: While the RSR is made up of many socialists from across Russia, a good chunk of the major players are former members of Lenin's vanguard.



* TheRemnant: While the RSR is made up of many socialists from across Russia, a good chunk of the major players are former members of Lenin's vanguard.

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!!''Karl Radek''
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* TheRemnant: While RetCon: In older versions, Radek was active in Poland by 1936, and is one of Feliks Dzierżyński's potential successors as Chairman of a Totalist Poland. In 0.12, Radek becomes the RSR leader of a Totalist RSR, and his old role is made up of many socialists from across Russia, a good chunk of the major players are former members of Lenin's vanguard.
fulfilled by Feliks Kon.


* MakeWayForTheNewVillains: For the Internationale, Russia can become the next biggest threat after Germany is defeated during the Second Weltkrieg, in the case if Russia conquers Germany-aligned countries in Eastern Europe or even Germany itself. The same goes for the Entente, if Russia doesn't join them.

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* MakeWayForTheNewVillains: For the Internationale, Russia can become the next biggest threat after Germany is defeated during the Second Weltkrieg, in the case if Russia conquers Germany-aligned countries German allies in Eastern Europe or even Germany itself. The same goes for the Entente, if Russia doesn't join them.



* PyrrhicVictory: While the Whites won the Civil War, they got country which was devastated by Weltkrieg and the Civil War, and they also had to agree with the German peace agreement, which obliges Russia to give up national outskirts of the former Russian Empire and pay reparations to Germany. Moreover, the new government barely holds things together and is vulnerable to external forces.

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* PyrrhicVictory: While the Whites won the Civil War, they got a country which was devastated by Weltkrieg and the Civil War, and they also had to agree with the German peace agreement, which obliges Russia to give up national outskirts the fringes of the former Russian Empire and pay reparations to Germany. Moreover, the new government barely holds things together and is vulnerable to external forces.



* WeHaveReserves: Russia starts with over a million soldiers in the field, deployed in over a hundred divisions. [[MookDepletion You also have no manpower in reserve to draw from when the Second civil war starts.]] And half your soldiers don't have rifles...

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* WeHaveReserves: Russia starts with over a million soldiers in the field, deployed in over a hundred divisions. [[MookDepletion You also have no manpower in reserve to draw from when the Second second civil war starts.]] And half your soldiers don't have rifles...



** Savinkov's ultimate goal is the reunification of his ethnic group (Slavs) into one nation by (re)absorbing lands with majorities or large minorities of his ethnic group, leading to him going to war with superpowers to reclaim Slavic territories. This is very close to the Pan-German ideals of the Nazi Party (though the Nazis also had antisemetism and ''Lebensraum'' as their goals, which Savinkov does not share).

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** Savinkov's ultimate goal is the reunification of his ethnic group (Slavs) into one nation by (re)absorbing lands with majorities or large minorities of his ethnic group, leading to him going to war with superpowers to reclaim Slavic territories. This is very close to the Pan-German ideals of the Nazi Party (though (although Savinkov doesn't share the Nazis also had antisemetism Nazis' antisemitism and ''Lebensraum'' as their goals, which Savinkov does not share).goal).



* ALighterShadeOfBlack: Russia's National Populist path lead by Savinkov has at least a pluralistic definition of Russian compared to his more racialist or religous extremist counterparts.

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* ALighterShadeOfBlack: Russia's National Populist path lead led by Savinkov has at least a pluralistic definition of Russian compared to his more racialist racist or religous religious extremist counterparts.



* PetTheDog: For a someone who is presented as a [[ANaziByAnyOtherName pseudofascist]], Savinkov is benevolent towards national minorities, allowing them to co-exist on the equal terms in the rights with the Russian people, as long as they acknowledge themselves as Russians and are loyal to Savinkov's state.

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* PetTheDog: For a someone who is presented as a [[ANaziByAnyOtherName pseudofascist]], Savinkov is benevolent towards national minorities, allowing granting them to co-exist on the equal terms in the rights with the Russian people, ethnic Russians, as long as they acknowledge themselves as Russians and are loyal to Savinkov's state.



** Savinkov himself has a much better track on the national question than other National Populists, allowing national minorities to live on the equal terms with the Russian population and thus ensuring the support from them.
* ThePurge: If Savinkov takes control of Russia, he can start purging the socialists.

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** Savinkov himself has a much better track on the national question than other National Populists, allowing national minorities to live on the equal terms with the Russian population and thus ensuring the support from them.
* ThePurge: If Savinkov takes control of Russia, he can start purging the socialists.



* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: Any terrorist actions of his Combat Squads are viewed by him and his supporters solely as the necessary measures against the Syndicalist threat.

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* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: Any terrorist actions of his Combat Squads are viewed by him and his supporters solely as the necessary measures against the Syndicalist threat.



While Soviet Russia is long gone, Russian socialism is not dead yet. Now in charge of an unplanned revolution in Russia's west, the Russian Socialist Republic now stands as the last hope of socialism in Eastern Europe against reactionary forces. Time will tell if the fledgling government is truly the worthy successor to Lenin's revolution.

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While Soviet Russia is long gone, Russian socialism is not dead yet. Now in charge of an unplanned revolution in Russia's west, western Russia, the Russian Socialist Republic now stands as the last hope of socialism in Eastern Europe against reactionary forces. Time will tell if the fledgling government is a truly the worthy successor to Lenin's revolution.



* CommieLand: More literal than most, as the majority of the RSR's political parties, such as the Totalist Communist People’s Liberation Front instead of Syndicalists are... well, ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Communists]].''

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* CommieLand: More literal than most, as the majority of the RSR's political parties, such as the Totalist Communist People’s Liberation Front Front, instead of Syndicalists Syndicalists, are... well, ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Communists]].''



* FormerRegimePersonnel: The RSR is lead by Lenin's former allies in the Bolshevik regime, and Stalin, Zhukov, Chuikov and Tukhachevsky can return to aid in the civil war or military matters of the RSR.

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* FormerRegimePersonnel: The RSR is lead led by Lenin's former allies in the Bolshevik regime, and regime. Stalin, Zhukov, Chuikov and Tukhachevsky can return to aid in the civil war or military matters of the RSR.



The small state was formed during the Russian Civil War, initially it was occupied by the Japanese and supported by the local population since it was better then living in the chaos and anarchy of Russia, the Republic would also cut Russian access to warm ports in the far east. The new republic gained a prominent figurehead in the form of Admiral Aleksandr Kolchak, one of the more successful White Russian Generals during the Civil War, as well as self-proclaimed "Supreme Ruler of All Russia". Kolchak had been forced to flee to the Far East following his unsuccessful attempt to seize power in 1924.

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The small state was formed during the Russian Civil War, initially it was occupied by the Japanese and supported by the local population since it was better then living in the chaos and anarchy of Russia, the Republic would also cut Russian access to warm ports in the far east. The new republic gained a prominent figurehead in the form of Admiral Aleksandr Kolchak, one of the more successful White Russian Generals during the Civil War, as well as the self-proclaimed "Supreme Ruler of All Russia". Kolchak had been forced to flee to the Far East following his unsuccessful attempt to seize power in 1924.



* PuppetKing: Kolchak's Transamur is a puppet state to the Japanese Empire and only really maintains its nominal independence and its military through their overlords. In exchange, they provide a buffer from Russia proper and deny Russia their port at Vladivostok, which helps ensure Japanese naval supremacy in the Pacific.
* TheQuisling: The Russian government sees him as the traitor who sells his fellow Russian men to the Japanese imperialists. The reality is more complicated, and Kolchak isn't very fond of Japanese rule and wants to get rid of it as soon as possible.



** One of the reasons why Kolchak was more successful during the Civil War is because he agreed to implement the SR agrarian reforms and cede the political power to the republican government by the advice of Boris Savinkov, and thus he achieved support among the population, while in real life Kolchak had [=SRs=] purged and acquired the dictatorial rule over Siberia.

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** One of the reasons why Kolchak was more successful during the Civil War is because he agreed to implement the SR agrarian reforms and cede the political power to the republican government by the advice of Boris Savinkov, and thus he achieved support among the population, while in real life Kolchak had [=SRs=] purged and acquired the imposed dictatorial rule over Siberia.


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* PuppetKing: Kolchak's Transamur is a puppet state to the Japanese Empire and only really maintains its nominal independence and its military through their overlords. In exchange, they provide a buffer from Russia proper and deny Russia their port at Vladivostok, which helps ensure Japanese naval supremacy in the Pacific.
* TheQuisling: The Russian government sees him as the traitor who sells his fellow Russian men to the Japanese imperialists. The reality is more complicated, and Kolchak isn't very fond of Japanese rule and wants to get rid of it as soon as possible.


A former SR terrorist and famous writer, Boris Savinkov established himself as the leader of the National Populist People's Republican Party of Russia after the Civil War. Being one of the most popular and controversial Russian politicians, the self-proclaimed Vozhd of Peasants seeks to recreate Russia in accordance with his National Renewal ideology, which incorporates instituting the totalitarian state, elimination of the inner leftist threat and revancism against Germany and other enemies of the Russian State to reclaim lost Russian territories and influence. Savinkov's populist and ultranationalist rhetoric is popular among peasants, officers and industrialists, yet he is hated by the establishment; however, his alliance with a famous general Lavr Kornilov gives a prospect of his future rise to power...

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A former SR terrorist and famous writer, Boris Savinkov established himself as the leader of the National Populist People's Republican Party of Russia after the Civil War. Being one of the most popular and controversial Russian politicians, the self-proclaimed Vozhd of Peasants seeks to recreate Russia in accordance with his National Renewal ideology, which incorporates instituting the totalitarian state, elimination of the inner leftist threat and revancism against Germany and other enemies of the Russian State to reclaim lost Russian territories and influence. Savinkov's populist and ultranationalist rhetoric is popular among peasants, officers and industrialists, yet he is hated by the establishment; however, his alliance with a the famous general Lavr Kornilov gives a prospect of his future rise to power...



** Savinkov's ultimate goal is the reunification of his ethnic group (Slavs) into one nation by (re)absorbing lands with majorities or large minorities of his ethnic group, leading to him going to war with superpowers to reclaim territories of his ethnic group. This is very close to the Pan-German ideals of the Nazi Party (though the Nazis also had antisemetism and ''Lebensraum'' as their goals, which Savinkov does not share).

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** Savinkov's ultimate goal is the reunification of his ethnic group (Slavs) into one nation by (re)absorbing lands with majorities or large minorities of his ethnic group, leading to him going to war with superpowers to reclaim territories of his ethnic group.Slavic territories. This is very close to the Pan-German ideals of the Nazi Party (though the Nazis also had antisemetism and ''Lebensraum'' as their goals, which Savinkov does not share).



* ALighterShadeOfBlack: Russia's National Populist path lead by Savinkov has at least a pluralistic definition of Russian compared to his more racialist or religous extremist counterparts.



** He's the leader of a pseudofascist political party in Russia and the closest thing the mod has to a Hitler analogue. It's worth noting, however, that racial question doesn't matter for him and his followers, and more similar to the real life Fascist movements in their vehement anti-Communism, revanchist nationalism, totalitarian tendencies and militarism rather than racism, typically associated with this trope.

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** He's the leader of a pseudofascist political party in Russia and the closest thing the mod has to a Hitler analogue. It's worth noting, however, that racial question doesn't matter for him he and his followers, followers don't care about the racial question, and are more similar to the real life Fascist movements in their vehement anti-Communism, revanchist nationalism, totalitarian tendencies and militarism rather than racism, typically associated with this trope.



* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: His rule in game is alluded to Hitler's in some ways, as he is appointed in cabinet by the popular World War I hero and starts his reign with ThePurge of the leftist branch of his (former) party.

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* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: His rule in game is alluded to Hitler's in some ways, as he is appointed in cabinet by the a popular World War I hero and starts his reign with ThePurge of the leftist branch of his (former) party.



* ScoutOut: One of his is event chains of Savinkov's Russia is focused on the creation of the ''Yunarmiya'' (the Young Army), a youth organization, simular to the Pioneers in the Soviet Union and the Hitler Youth in Nazi Germany, which is dedictated to ideological education of the Russian children and preparing them for the service to the Vozhd and the Country.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: In real life, he was captured by the Soviet government and, depending on your interpretation, either committed suicide or was killed in prison. Since Bolsheviks lost the Civil War in KR, it isn't a case.

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* ScoutOut: One of his is An event chains chain of Savinkov's Russia is focused on the creation of the ''Yunarmiya'' (the Young Army), a youth organization, simular to the Pioneers in the Soviet Union and the Hitler Youth in Nazi Germany, which is dedictated to ideological education of the Russian children and preparing them for the service to the Vozhd and the Country.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: In real life, he was captured by the Soviet government and, depending on your interpretation, either committed suicide or was killed in prison. Since Bolsheviks lost the Civil War in KR, it isn't a the case.



* TokenGoodTeammate: Russia's National Populist path lead by Savinkov has at least a pluralistic definition of Russian compared to his more racialist or religous extremist counterparts.



* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: In-universe, Wrangel has a popular following in Germany as the side character in the film adaptation of ''[[Literature/MeinKampf Unser Kampf]]''.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: In-universe, Wrangel has a popular following in Germany as the a side character in the film adaptation of ''[[Literature/MeinKampf Unser Kampf]]''.



* ManInWhite: When Wrangel declares himself the Tsar, the color of his outfit in the portrait changes to white, which emphasizes his new royal status.



* RedBaron: He is known as the Black Baron, as in RealLife. If he crowns himself as the Russian emperor, he'll be known as the Black Tsar.

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* RedBaron: He is known as the Black Baron, as in RealLife. If he crowns himself as the Russian emperor, Tsar of Russia, he'll be known as the Black Tsar.



* SparedByAdaptation: In real life, Wrangel died of tuberculosis in Brussels in 1928. Since KR Wrangel wasn't forced to leave Russia, he is in fine health by the start of Kaiserreich.

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* SparedByAdaptation: SparedByTheAdaptation: In real life, Wrangel died of tuberculosis in Brussels in 1928. Since KR Wrangel wasn't forced to leave Russia, he is in fine health by the start of Kaiserreich.



* VillainInAWhiteSuit: When Wrangel declares himself the Tsar, the color of his outfit in the portrait changes to white, which emphasizes his new royal status.



* HistoryRepeats: Like in 1917, general Kornilov can launch a coup against the weak Russian republican government. This time, however, he actually can succeed.

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* HistoryRepeats: Like in 1917, general Kornilov can launch a coup against the weak Russian republican government. This time, however, he actually can succeed.



* {{Nepotism}}: As a President, Dmitri can appoint Felix Yusupov as his Prime Minister for nothing more than long friendship rather than his political virtues.

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* {{Nepotism}}: As a President, Dmitri can appoint Felix Yusupov as his Prime Minister for nothing more than long friendship rather than his political virtues.



* RightfulKingReturns: Many of political ways for Russia present opportunities to crown Kirill Vladimirovich, who is widely recognized as the legitimate claimant for the Russian throne, as the Emperor of Russia, thus restoring the 300-years old Romanov's rule over Russia.

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* RightfulKingReturns: Many of political ways for Russia present There are many opportunities to crown Kirill Vladimirovich, who is widely recognized as the legitimate claimant for the Russian throne, as the Emperor of Russia, thus restoring continuing the 300-years old Romanov's 300 years of Romanov rule over Russia.



After the disaster that was the Bolshevik Revolution, As many Soviets the White army could find were captured, forced to flee the country or killed. Despite once leading the international revolution against the bourgeoisie, all but a handful of Russian socialists were now a final bastion of Marxism-Leninism: an ideology discredited by both the reigning Republican government and the left-wing revolutionaries now enamoured with the successful Syndicalist revolutions of France & Britain.

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After the disaster that was the Bolshevik Revolution, As as many Soviets as the White army could find were captured, forced to flee the country or killed. Despite once leading the international revolution against the bourgeoisie, all but a handful of Russian socialists were now a final bastion of Marxism-Leninism: an ideology discredited by both the reigning Republican government and the left-wing revolutionaries now enamoured with the successful Syndicalist revolutions of France & and Britain.



* ChummyCommies: Compared to OTL Soviet Union, the RSR is far more benevolent to its people. Even the Totalist route are more in line with Lenin's ideas than later leaders of the USSR like Stalin.

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* ChummyCommies: Compared to OTL Soviet Union, the RSR is far more benevolent to its people. Even the Totalist route are is more in line with Lenin's ideas ideals than later leaders of the USSR like Stalin.



* DemotedToExtra: A little downplayed as Zhukov, Tuhkhchevsky, Chuikov, and Stalin (going by his real name) are still important in helping with the revolutions in Patagonia and France, but when they return to Socialist Russia, Stalin cannot attain power and acts as an advisor. The other three Marshalls can resume their esteemed status like in real life once the RSR engages in wars but are not guaranteed to do so gameplay and lore-wise.

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* DemotedToExtra: A little downplayed as Zhukov, Tuhkhchevsky, Tukhachevsky, Chuikov, and Stalin (going by his real name) are still important in helping with the revolutions in Patagonia and France, but when they return to Socialist Russia, Stalin cannot attain power and acts as an advisor. The other three Marshalls can resume their esteemed status like in real life once the RSR engages in wars but are not guaranteed to do so gameplay and lore-wise.



* LaResistance: The RSR is formed when the military takes over the interim government & dissolves the Senate, forcing them into a ragtag rebellion in Russia's west.

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* LaResistance: The RSR is formed when the military takes over the interim government & and dissolves the Senate, forcing them into a ragtag rebellion in Russia's west.western Russia.



Once one of the most hailed heroes of the Russian Civil War, admiral Kolchak fell from grace in 1924 when he became the leading figure of the unsuccessful coup against Kerensky's government. After his failure to establish himself as the sole leader of Russia, Kolchak fled to the Japanase-controlled territory of Transamur and was forced to accept the sovereignity of the Japanese Empire. While he is a basically Japanese puppet and considered as a traitor by the current Russian government, the Admiral-Dictator didn't abandon his ambitions and seeks to overthrow the Japanese yoke and become the Supreme Ruler of All Russia once again.

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Once one of the most hailed heroes of the Russian Civil War, admiral Admiral Kolchak fell from grace in 1924 when he became the leading figure of the unsuccessful coup against Kerensky's government. After his failure to establish himself as the sole leader of Russia, Kolchak fled to the Japanase-controlled Japanese-controlled territory of Transamur and was forced to accept the sovereignity sovereignty of the Japanese Empire. While he is a basically a Japanese puppet and considered as a traitor by the current Russian government, the Admiral-Dictator didn't abandon his ambitions and seeks to overthrow the Japanese yoke and become the Supreme Ruler of All Russia once again.



* AssassinOutclassin: An attempt will be made on Kolchak's life, which may either succeed, or fail and become this trope. If it succeeds, Transamur may attempt to install a democratic government or install a new military junta. If it fails, Kolchak doubles down on his authoritarian rule. Either way, Japan may demand that the ruler of Transamur steps down and let them install retired general Yui Mitsue as thanks for his long service.

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* AssassinOutclassin: An attempt will be made on Kolchak's life, which may either succeed, or fail and become this trope. If it succeeds, Transamur may attempt to install a democratic government or install a new military junta. If it fails, Kolchak doubles down on his authoritarian rule. Either way, Japan may demand that the ruler of Transamur steps down and let them install the retired general Yui Mitsue as thanks a reward for his long service.



* GovernmentInExile: Kolchak considers his regime in Transamur to be the rightful government of Russia, exiled by President Kerensky.

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* GovernmentInExile: Kolchak Kolchak, exiled by President Kerensky, considers his regime in Transamur to be the rightful government of Russia, exiled by President Kerensky.Russia.



* [[PuppetKing Puppet Dictator]]: Kolchak's Transamur is a puppet state to the Japanese Empire and only really maintains its nominal independence and its military through their overlords. In exchange, they provide a buffer from Russia proper and deny Russia their port at Vladivostok, which helps ensure Japanese naval supremacy in the Pacific.
* TheQuisling: The Russian government sees him as the traitor who sells his fellow Russian men to the Japanese imperialists. The reality is more complicated, and Kolchak isn't very fond of the Japanese rule and wants to get rid of it as soon as possible.

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* [[PuppetKing Puppet Dictator]]: PuppetKing: Kolchak's Transamur is a puppet state to the Japanese Empire and only really maintains its nominal independence and its military through their overlords. In exchange, they provide a buffer from Russia proper and deny Russia their port at Vladivostok, which helps ensure Japanese naval supremacy in the Pacific.
* TheQuisling: The Russian government sees him as the traitor who sells his fellow Russian men to the Japanese imperialists. The reality is more complicated, and Kolchak isn't very fond of the Japanese rule and wants to get rid of it as soon as possible.



* [[RedshirtArmy Redshirt Navy]]: Transamur possesses such a large navy that it consumes almost all of its manpower and Transamur itself has been described as "a navy with a nation" in parallel to a saying about the Prussian army. However, Transamur's navy, with the exception of its light cruiser force, consists mostly of outdated Russian vessels and the obsolete cast-offs from the Imperial Japanese Navy and lacks any aircraft carriers, and as such the Transamur navy stands little chance against the more modern fleets possessed by most nations with a similarly sized fleet.

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* [[RedshirtArmy Redshirt Navy]]: RedshirtArmy: Transamur possesses such a large navy that it consumes almost all of its manpower and Transamur itself has been described as "a navy with a nation" in parallel to a saying about the Prussian army. However, Transamur's navy, with the exception of its light cruiser force, consists mostly of outdated Russian vessels and the obsolete cast-offs from the Imperial Japanese Navy and lacks any aircraft carriers, and as such the Transamur navy stands little chance against the more modern fleets possessed by most nations with a similarly sized fleet.


** Savinkov's ultimate goal is the reunification of his ethnic group (Slavs) into one nation by (re)absorbing lands with majorities or large minorities of his ethnic group, leading to him going to war with superpowers to reclaim territories of his ethnic group. This is very close to the Pan-German ideals of the Nazi Party (though the Nazis also had antisemetism and ''Lebensraum'' as their goals, which Savinkov does not share).



* DecompositeCharacter: Savinkov and Codreanu are essentially decomposite characters of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler. Savinkov's rise to power is clearly based on Hitler's, he shares a desire to unify his ethnic group into one nation by (re)absorbing lands with majorities or large minorities of his ethnic group, leads a euphemistically named ultranationalist party, has a deep loathing of communists/syndicalists and can and will start wars with many other nations of a wide variety of ideologies, often at the same time and with dubious regard to the wisdom of opening a new front.



** He's the leader of a Nazi-esque political party in Russia and the closest thing the mod has to a Hitler analogue. It's worth noting, however, that racial question doesn't matter for him and his followers, and more similar to the real life Fascist movements in their vehement anti-Communism, revanchist nationalism, totalitarian tendencies and militarism rather than racism, typically associated with this trope.

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** He's the leader of a Nazi-esque pseudofascist political party in Russia and the closest thing the mod has to a Hitler analogue. It's worth noting, however, that racial question doesn't matter for him and his followers, and more similar to the real life Fascist movements in their vehement anti-Communism, revanchist nationalism, totalitarian tendencies and militarism rather than racism, typically associated with this trope.

Added DiffLines:

* DemotedToExtra: A little downplayed as Zhukov, Tuhkhchevsky, Chuikov, and Stalin (going by his real name) are still important in helping with the revolutions in Patagonia and France, but when they return to Socialist Russia, Stalin cannot attain power and acts as an advisor. The other three Marshalls can resume their esteemed status like in real life once the RSR engages in wars but are not guaranteed to do so gameplay and lore-wise.
* FormerRegimePersonnel: The RSR is lead by Lenin's former allies in the Bolshevik regime, and Stalin, Zhukov, Chuikov and Tukhachevsky can return to aid in the civil war or military matters of the RSR.


[[folder:Transamur Republic]]
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The Transamur Republic is a country located in the far eastern of Russia, bordering Russia on the north, China represented by the Fengtian Clique in the west and Japan across the sea on the South. The country is in practice a dictatorship under Admiral Aleksandr Kolchak. Internationally, it is an ally and dependent state of the Empire of Japan. Transamur views itself as the legal successor of the Russian Empire in the Far East.

The small state was formed during the Russian Civil War, initially it was occupied by the Japanese and supported by the local population since it was better then living in the chaos and anarchy of Russia, the Republic would also cut Russian access to warm ports in the far east. The new republic gained a prominent figurehead in the form of Admiral Aleksandr Kolchak, one of the more successful White Russian Generals during the Civil War, as well as self-proclaimed "Supreme Ruler of All Russia". Kolchak had been forced to flee to the Far East following his unsuccessful attempt to seize power in 1924.

In 1935, Transamur was involved in a brief border war with Russia in what became known as the Amur Incident. By 1936, the Transamur Republic has become a corporate and militaristic state, politically, economically and militarily under the thumb of the Japanese. The future looks grim for the small state, the youth dream to return back to their brothers in Russia and the Japanese influence seems ever encroaching.

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[[folder:Transamur [[folder:Russian Socialist Republic]]
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The Transamur Republic is a country located in the far eastern
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[[caption-width-right:350:Flag
of Russia, bordering Russia on the north, China represented by the Fengtian Clique in the west and Japan across the sea on the South. The country is in practice a dictatorship under Admiral Aleksandr Kolchak. Internationally, it is an ally and dependent state of the Empire of Japan. Transamur views itself as the legal successor of the Russian Empire in Socialist Republic]]

After
the Far East.

The small state
disaster that was formed during the Russian Civil War, initially it was occupied by Bolshevik Revolution, As many Soviets the Japanese and supported by the local population since it was better then living in the chaos and anarchy of Russia, the Republic would also cut Russian access to warm ports in the far east. The new republic gained a prominent figurehead in the form of Admiral Aleksandr Kolchak, one of the more successful White Russian Generals during the Civil War, as well as self-proclaimed "Supreme Ruler of All Russia". Kolchak had been army could find were captured, forced to flee to the Far East following his unsuccessful attempt to seize power in 1924.

In 1935, Transamur was involved in
country or killed. Despite once leading the international revolution against the bourgeoisie, all but a brief border war handful of Russian socialists were now a final bastion of Marxism-Leninism: an ideology discredited by both the reigning Republican government and the left-wing revolutionaries now enamoured with the successful Syndicalist revolutions of France & Britain.

While Soviet
Russia is long gone, Russian socialism is not dead yet. Now in what became known as charge of an unplanned revolution in Russia's west, the Amur Incident. By 1936, the Transamur Russian Socialist Republic has become a corporate and militaristic state, politically, economically and militarily under now stands as the thumb last hope of socialism in Eastern Europe against reactionary forces. Time will tell if the Japanese. The future looks grim for fledgling government is truly the small state, the youth dream worthy successor to return back to their brothers in Russia and the Japanese influence seems ever encroaching.Lenin's revolution.


Added DiffLines:

* ChummyCommies: Compared to OTL Soviet Union, the RSR is far more benevolent to its people. Even the Totalist route are more in line with Lenin's ideas than later leaders of the USSR like Stalin.
* CommieLand: More literal than most, as the majority of the RSR's political parties, such as the Totalist Communist People’s Liberation Front instead of Syndicalists are... well, ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Communists]].''
* LaResistance: The RSR is formed when the military takes over the interim government & dissolves the Senate, forcing them into a ragtag rebellion in Russia's west.
* TheRemnant: While the RSR is made up of many socialists from across Russia, a good chunk of the major players are former members of Lenin's vanguard.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Transamur Republic]]
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/transamur_flag.png]]

The Transamur Republic is a country located in the far eastern of Russia, bordering Russia on the north, China represented by the Fengtian Clique in the west and Japan across the sea on the South. The country is in practice a dictatorship under Admiral Aleksandr Kolchak. Internationally, it is an ally and dependent state of the Empire of Japan. Transamur views itself as the legal successor of the Russian Empire in the Far East.

The small state was formed during the Russian Civil War, initially it was occupied by the Japanese and supported by the local population since it was better then living in the chaos and anarchy of Russia, the Republic would also cut Russian access to warm ports in the far east. The new republic gained a prominent figurehead in the form of Admiral Aleksandr Kolchak, one of the more successful White Russian Generals during the Civil War, as well as self-proclaimed "Supreme Ruler of All Russia". Kolchak had been forced to flee to the Far East following his unsuccessful attempt to seize power in 1924.

In 1935, Transamur was involved in a brief border war with Russia in what became known as the Amur Incident. By 1936, the Transamur Republic has become a corporate and militaristic state, politically, economically and militarily under the thumb of the Japanese. The future looks grim for the small state, the youth dream to return back to their brothers in Russia and the Japanese influence seems ever encroaching.
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* MultipleEndings: Russia is one of the few, if not, the only, nation that can take every possible path for a nation. You can be liberal democratic, an oligarchal democracy, a constitutional or absolute monarchy, a military dictatorship, fascist, democratic or popular front socialist and outright bring back the USSR. And then there are all the different leaders bringing in their own flavors to what was listed. Ironically, the only path Russia does NOT seem to be capable of is Stalin-style Totalitarian Socialism, as its Totalists are Kirov's Trotskyists that are (relatively) benevolent domestically.

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* MultipleEndings: Russia is one of the few, if not, the only, nation that can take every possible path for a nation. You can be liberal democratic, an oligarchal democracy, a constitutional or absolute monarchy, a military dictatorship, fascist, (temporarily) democratic or popular front socialist and outright bring back Bolshevism with a Syndicalist, Communist and Radical Socialist path under the USSR.Russian Socialist Republics. And then there are all the different leaders bringing in their own flavors to what was listed. Ironically, the only path Russia does NOT seem to be capable of is Stalin-style Totalitarian Socialism, as its Totalists are Kirov's Karl Radek's Trotskyists that are (relatively) benevolent domestically.


!''Russian Republic''



* ANaziByAnyOtherName: He's the leader of a Nazi-esque political party in Russia and the closest thing the mod has to a Hitler analogue. It's worth noting, however, that racial question doesn't matter for him and his followers, and more similar to the real life Fascist movements in their vehement anti-Communism, revanchist nationalism, totalitarian tendencies and militarism rather than racism, typically associated with this trope.

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* ANaziByAnyOtherName: ANaziByAnyOtherName:
**
He's the leader of a Nazi-esque political party in Russia and the closest thing the mod has to a Hitler analogue. It's worth noting, however, that racial question doesn't matter for him and his followers, and more similar to the real life Fascist movements in their vehement anti-Communism, revanchist nationalism, totalitarian tendencies and militarism rather than racism, typically associated with this trope.



* TheEmperor: Wrangel can crown himself as the Tsar Pyotr IV of Russia if he continues his military rule instead of establishing monarchy with Tsar Kirill or republic.



* TheEmperor: Wrangel can crown himself as the Tsar Pyotr IV of Russia if he continues his military rule instead of establishing monarchy with Tsar Kirill or republic.



* SparedByAdaptation: Kornilov died in 1918, leading his army during the Ice March of the Russian Civil War. In KR, he not only survived, but led a successful offensive against Bolsheviks, forcing them to surrender.

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* SparedByAdaptation: SparedByTheAdaptation: Kornilov died in 1918, leading his army during the Ice March of the Russian Civil War. In KR, he not only survived, but led a successful offensive against Bolsheviks, forcing them to surrender.



* UncertainDoom: Trotsky was last seen in 1919, leading a relief column to try to save the encircled Red forces at Petrograd, but his fate after his forces were routed is unknown to the entire world. He may well have been killed in the battle or some time afterwards, or he could WalkingTheEarth, never in one place long enough to be found or really take part in world events.
** The older Kaiserreich wiki states that he did survive, lived in the Commune of France for a while before being exiled, wandered around the world, meeting with and inspiring several syndicalist leaders, including Mosely, and survived an assassination attempt while in Britain in 1929. Even in this version, his current whereabouts are unknown.

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* UncertainDoom: Trotsky was last seen in 1919, leading a relief column to try to save the encircled Red forces at Petrograd, but his fate after his forces were routed is unknown to the entire world. He may well have been killed in the battle or some time afterwards, or he could WalkingTheEarth, never in one place long enough to be found or really take part in world events. \n** The older Kaiserreich wiki states that he did survive, lived in the Commune of France for a while before being exiled, wandered around the world, meeting with and inspiring several syndicalist leaders, including Mosely, and survived an assassination attempt while in Britain in 1929. Even in this version, his current whereabouts are unknown.



!''Transamur Republic''



!''Don-Kuban Union''



!''Socialist Republic of Georgia''



!''Armenia''

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!''Armenia''



!''Azerbaijan''

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!''Azerbaijan''



!''Alash Autonomy''



!''Turkestan Khanate''



* EnemyCivilWar: The Khanate will oftentimes declare war on the Alasha Orda, ususally managing to break a stalemate before the Russians come.

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* EnemyCivilWar: The Khanate will oftentimes declare war on the Alasha Alash Orda, ususally managing to break a stalemate before the Russians come.





* MultipleEndings: Russia is one of the few, if not, the only, nation that can take every possible path for a nation. You can be liberal democratic, an oligarchal democracy, a constitutional or absolute monarchy, a military dictatorship, fascist, democratic or popular front socialist and outright bring back the USSR. And then there are all the different leaders bringing in their own flavors to what was listed. Ironically, the only path Russia does NOT seem to be capable of is Stalin-style Totalitarian Socialism, as its Totalists are Tukhachevsky's Trotskyists that are (relatively) benevolent domestically.

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* MultipleEndings: Russia is one of the few, if not, the only, nation that can take every possible path for a nation. You can be liberal democratic, an oligarchal democracy, a constitutional or absolute monarchy, a military dictatorship, fascist, democratic or popular front socialist and outright bring back the USSR. And then there are all the different leaders bringing in their own flavors to what was listed. Ironically, the only path Russia does NOT seem to be capable of is Stalin-style Totalitarian Socialism, as its Totalists are Tukhachevsky's Kirov's Trotskyists that are (relatively) benevolent domestically.


! Former Russian Empire Territories (Excluding German Puppets)

!! Caucasus

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! Former Russian Empire Territories (Excluding German Puppets)

!!
Caucasus



!! Central Asia

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!! ! Central Asia


* CivilWar: Russia can get a ''Second'' Russian Civil War if Bukharin becomes the leader of Russia and then continues to displease the proletariat, leading to another revolution.


!!''Lavrentiy Beria''

!!''[[UsefulNotes/JosephStalin Ioseb Dzhugashvili]]''

The Totalist Security Minister of Georgia, described as an "Efficient Sociopath".

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* DemotedToExtra: Ioseb Dzhugashvili, also known as Joseph Stalin in real life, is only a minister in ''Kaiserreich'' and cannot become a head of state.
* RichardNixonTheUsedCarSalesman: The supreme leader of the Soviet Union in real life is just a government minister of a small Caucasian country in ''Kaiserreich''.


!!''UsefulNotes/LeonTrotsky''

The Russian Bolshevik leader, second to Vladimir Lenin. He was the Commander of the Red Army during the Russian Civil War, and disappeared since their defeat. It is unknown where he currently is, or if he is alive or not.
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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Trotsky is widely despised in the syndicalist world, as he is seen as responsible for the failure of the Russian Revolution. The rest of the world doesn't view him any better, lumping him in with the rest of the Reds.
* AllThereInTheManual: Since Trotsky disappeared following the Russian Civil War, he is primarily a backstory character.
* GeneralFailure: As the Commander of the Red Army, Trotsky was accused by syndicalists of causing the failure of Soviet Russia due to his poor decisions. However, while Trotsky did make several poor decisions, the overall situation in the Russian Civil War is weighed heavily against the Reds, and it would be difficult for Trotsky alone to turn the tide.
* TheGhost: While he is mentioned by events, Trotsky himself is completely absent from all countries' lists of ministers and heads of state and never actually takes part in current events.
* NeverFoundTheBody: Odds are good that he perished either during or shortly after the destruction of a relief force, but without an actual body as evidence, there's a chance that he may yet have survived...
* TheScapegoat: Trotsky is blamed by syndicalists for the failure of Bolshevism in Russia.
* UncertainDoom: Trotsky was last seen in 1919, leading a relief column to try to save the encircled Red forces at Petrograd, but his fate after his forces were routed is unknown to the entire world. He may well have been killed in the battle or some time afterwards, or he could WalkingTheEarth, never in one place long enough to be found or really take part in world events.
** The older Kaiserreich wiki states that he did survive, lived in the Commune of France for a while before being exiled, wandered around the world, meeting with and inspiring several syndicalist leaders, including Mosely, and survived an assassination attempt while in Britain in 1929. Even in this version, his current whereabouts are unknown.



[[folder:Soviet Russia]]

!''Soviet Russia''
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[[caption-width-right:350:Flag of Soviet Russia (Radical Socialist)]]
[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Flag of Soviet Union (Syndicalist)]] https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/soviet_union_flag.png[[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Flag of Soviet Republic (Totalist)]] https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kr_soviet_republic.png[[/labelnote]]]]

The Marxist-Leninist Soviet government spearheaded the socialist revolutions around the world following the Weltkrieg, but met its end with the combined effects of the assassination of Vladimir Lenin and their military defeat by the Whites. In the aftermath of the White victory, Soviet leaders were captured, fled, or simply disappeared. Marxism-Leninism, once a widely popular ideology, was discredited and abandoned by many leftist revolutionaries worldwide. The Bolsheviks' ideology of Communism became outdated, and Syndicalism became the new dominant leftist revolutionary ideology following its successes in France and Britain.

While Soviet Russia is long gone, Russian socialism is not dead yet. Bolshevik remnants are still present, and the unstable political climate of 1936 Russia might just be enough for them to get another chance at achieving their socialist revolution.

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[[folder:Soviet Russia]]

!''Soviet Russia''
[[folder:Transamur Republic]]
!''Transamur Republic''
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The Transamur Republic is a country located in the far eastern
of Soviet Russia, bordering Russia (Radical Socialist)]]
[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Flag
on the north, China represented by the Fengtian Clique in the west and Japan across the sea on the South. The country is in practice a dictatorship under Admiral Aleksandr Kolchak. Internationally, it is an ally and dependent state of Soviet Union (Syndicalist)]] https://static.the Empire of Japan. Transamur views itself as the legal successor of the Russian Empire in the Far East.

The small state was formed during the Russian Civil War, initially it was occupied by the Japanese and supported by the local population since it was better then living in the chaos and anarchy of Russia, the Republic would also cut Russian access to warm ports in the far east. The new republic gained a prominent figurehead in the form of Admiral Aleksandr Kolchak, one of the more successful White Russian Generals during the Civil War, as well as self-proclaimed "Supreme Ruler of All Russia". Kolchak had been forced to flee to the Far East following his unsuccessful attempt to seize power in 1924.

In 1935, Transamur was involved in a brief border war with Russia in what became known as the Amur Incident. By 1936, the Transamur Republic has become a corporate and militaristic state, politically, economically and militarily under the thumb of the Japanese. The future looks grim for the small state, the youth dream to return back to their brothers in Russia and the Japanese influence seems ever encroaching.
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* PuppetState: Transamur is a Japanese puppet state.

!!''Aleksandr Kolchak''
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Flag of Soviet Republic (Totalist)]] https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kr_soviet_republic.png[[/labelnote]]]]

The Marxist-Leninist Soviet government spearheaded the socialist revolutions around the world following the Weltkrieg, but met its end with the combined effects
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Once one
of the assassination of Vladimir Lenin and their military defeat by the Whites. In the aftermath most hailed heroes of the White victory, Soviet leaders were captured, fled, or simply disappeared. Marxism-Leninism, once a widely popular ideology, was discredited and abandoned by many leftist revolutionaries worldwide. The Bolsheviks' ideology of Communism became outdated, and Syndicalism Russian Civil War, admiral Kolchak fell from grace in 1924 when he became the new dominant leftist revolutionary ideology following its successes in France leading figure of the unsuccessful coup against Kerensky's government. After his failure to establish himself as the sole leader of Russia, Kolchak fled to the Japanase-controlled territory of Transamur and Britain.

was forced to accept the sovereignity of the Japanese Empire. While Soviet Russia he is long gone, a basically Japanese puppet and considered as a traitor by the current Russian socialism is not dead yet. Bolshevik remnants are still present, government, the Admiral-Dictator didn't abandon his ambitions and seeks to overthrow the unstable political climate Japanese yoke and become the Supreme Ruler of 1936 All Russia might just be enough for them to get another chance at achieving their socialist revolution.
once again.



* BackFromTheBrink: Soviet Russia was overthrown in 1919, but with the player's help, Soviet Russia can return again.
* ChummyCommies: The new Soviet Russia is fairly benevolent to its people. In fact, it is impossible to form a Stalinist totalitarian government, since even Tukhachevsky's Totalists are only aggressive on the international side, and is not oppressive internally.
* IllegalReligion: Soviet Russia can declare state atheism and purge the Orthodox Church from Russia. [[AvertedTrope Or]] they can leave the Church alone and simply declare secularism, [[InvertedTrope or even]] declare Orthodoxy as the state religion.
* InSpiteOfANail: Soviet Russia can come back if Bukharin comes to power and the Russian Republic is managed extremely poorly, leading to either Bukharin declaring a new proletariat dictatorship or seizing power after a Second Russian Civil War.
* RightHandVersusLeftHand: Georgia, a Menshevik socialist stronghold, approaches the reformed Soviet Russia for a possible socialist alliance. The Bolshevik Soviet Russia can either accept the alliance, deny it on grounds of Menshevik-Bolshevik schism, or declare the Mensheviks revisionists and ''declare war on the spot''.
* VelvetRevolution: The easiest way to reestablish Soviet Russia is through a bloodless revolution after electing Bukharin in the Russian Republic. The civil war route in contrast is extremely difficult since the Soviet rebellion is very weak.

!!''Nikolai Bukharin''
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* BackFromTheBrink: Soviet Russia was overthrown in 1919, but with the player's help, Soviet Russia can return again.
* ChummyCommies: The new Soviet Russia is fairly benevolent to its people. In fact, it is impossible to form a Stalinist totalitarian government, since even Tukhachevsky's Totalists are only aggressive
AssassinOutclassin: An attempt will be made on the international side, and is not oppressive internally.
* IllegalReligion: Soviet Russia can declare state atheism and purge the Orthodox Church from Russia. [[AvertedTrope Or]] they can leave the Church alone and simply declare secularism, [[InvertedTrope or even]] declare Orthodoxy as the state religion.
* InSpiteOfANail: Soviet Russia can come back if Bukharin comes to power and the Russian Republic is managed extremely poorly, leading to
Kolchak's life, which may either Bukharin declaring succeed, or fail and become this trope. If it succeeds, Transamur may attempt to install a democratic government or install a new proletariat dictatorship or seizing power military junta. If it fails, Kolchak doubles down on his authoritarian rule. Either way, Japan may demand that the ruler of Transamur steps down and let them install retired general Yui Mitsue as thanks for his long service.
* {{Cincinnatus}}: Zig-zagged. Kolchak ceded his governmental powers to president Keresnky
after the Civil War, but later unsuccessfully tried to overthrow him for selling the country to Germany and his inablity to handle the crisis in Turkestan and [[{{Irony}} the Japanese threat]] well.
* FallenHero: Kolchak was widely hailed as
a Second hero for his role in defeating the Reds during the Russian Civil War.
* RightHandVersusLeftHand: Georgia, a Menshevik socialist stronghold, approaches
War, but his image has been tarnished in the reformed Soviet aftermath of his attempted coup against Kerensky. He does, however, still maintain a dedicated following both in Transamur and within Russia for a possible socialist alliance. The Bolshevik Soviet Russia can either accept itself.
* GovernmentInExile: Kolchak considers his regime in Transamur to be
the alliance, deny it on grounds rightful government of Menshevik-Bolshevik schism, or declare Russia, exiled by President Kerensky.
* {{Irony}}: One of
the Mensheviks revisionists reasons of the Kolchak putsch to overthrow Kerensky was the Japanese occupation of Transamur and ''declare war on inability of the spot''.
* VelvetRevolution: The easiest way
government to reestablish Soviet Russia deal with that. After the coup failed, Kolchak escaped to Transamur and became a Japanese puppet himself.
* [[PuppetKing Puppet Dictator]]: Kolchak's Transamur
is a puppet state to the Japanese Empire and only really maintains its nominal independence and its military through their overlords. In exchange, they provide a bloodless revolution after electing Bukharin buffer from Russia proper and deny Russia their port at Vladivostok, which helps ensure Japanese naval supremacy in the Pacific.
* TheQuisling: The Russian government sees him as the traitor who sells his fellow Russian men to the Japanese imperialists. The reality is more complicated, and Kolchak isn't very fond of the Japanese rule and wants to get rid of it as soon as possible.
* PragmaticVillainy:
** One of the reasons why Kolchak was more successful during the Civil War is because he agreed to implement the SR agrarian reforms and cede the political power to the republican government by the advice of Boris Savinkov, and thus he achieved support among the population, while in real life Kolchak had [=SRs=] purged and acquired the dictatorial rule over Siberia.
** Enacting token reforms is the only way to keep Kolchak in power at the beginning of the game.
* [[RedshirtArmy Redshirt Navy]]: Transamur possesses such a large navy that it consumes almost all of its manpower and Transamur itself has been described as "a navy with a nation" in parallel to a saying about the Prussian army. However, Transamur's navy, with the exception of its light cruiser force, consists mostly of outdated Russian vessels and the obsolete cast-offs from the Imperial Japanese Navy and lacks any aircraft carriers, and as such the Transamur navy stands little chance against the more modern fleets possessed by most nations with a similarly sized fleet.
* RenegadeSplinterFaction: While Transamur was intended originally as little more than a Japanese buffer state, under Kolchak, it acts more as a splinter state of Russia.
* RightfulKingReturns: Kolchak views himself as the rightful ruler of all of Russia and views reclaiming Russia as this trope being carried out. There is at least enough agreement or acceptance among
the Russian Republic. populace for Transamur to gain cores along the way, giving access to the full manpower and industry of the states reclaimed and quelling all resistance.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Due to the Bolsheviks losing the Russian Revolution, Kolchak was never executed by said Bolsheviks and now claims to be the legitimate ruler of Russia after growing dissatisfied with Kerensky's rule. {{Downplayed|Trope}} in that Kolchak may be assassinated by elements within his own government.
* TheStarscream:
** In the backstory, Kolchak was exiled from Russia after leading an unsuccessful coup against Kerensky.
** In the game itself, Kolchak's schemes to return in triumph to Russia run counter to Japan's desire to keep Russia weak and divided, ensuring Kolchak will have to eventually betray his nominal masters down the line to get what he really wants.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness:
The civil war route in contrast is extremely difficult since the Soviet rebellion is very weak.

!!''Nikolai Bukharin''
[[quoteright:156:https://static.
Japanese can try to depose him, either by coup or military force, if they consider him too harmful to their interests.
[[/folder]]

! Former Russian Empire Territories (Excluding German Puppets)

!! Caucasus
[[folder:Don-Kuban Union]]
!''Don-Kuban Union''
[[quoteright:350:https://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kr_bukharin_9.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kr_don_kuban.png]]




!!''Mikhail Frunze''
[[quoteright:156:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kr_frunze.png]]

to:

\n!!''Mikhail Frunze''\n[[quoteright:156:https://static.[[/folder]]

[[folder:Socialist Republic of Georgia]]
!''Socialist Republic of Georgia''
[[quoteright:350:https://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kr_frunze.png]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/kr_georgia.png]]



* DroppedABridgeOnHim: While he did live past his chronic ulceration, Frunze will eventually get terminally ill from a sudden stomach cancer. Out of respect for Frunze, elections are not immediately held, and the SOVNARKOM (Council of People's Commissars) takes over for a year. The election can result in Alexander Kuznetsov's National-Syndicalist faction, Georgiy Zhukov's military faction, or Lavrentiy Beria's NKVD succeeding Frunze.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Frunze was suffering from chronic ulceration, but refused to undergo surgery to treat it, and died in 1925 in real life. Presumably some butterfly effect caused him to decide to treat his condition for good, allowing him to live on to 1936.

!!''Mikhail Tukhachevsky''
[[quoteright:156:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kr_tukhachevsky.png]]

to:

* DroppedABridgeOnHim: While he did live past his chronic ulceration, Frunze will eventually get terminally ill from a sudden stomach cancer. Out of respect for Frunze, elections are not immediately held, and the SOVNARKOM (Council of People's Commissars) takes over for a year. !!''Lavrentiy Beria''

!!''[[UsefulNotes/JosephStalin Ioseb Dzhugashvili]]''

The election can result in Alexander Kuznetsov's National-Syndicalist faction, Georgiy Zhukov's military faction, or Lavrentiy Beria's NKVD succeeding Frunze.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Frunze was suffering from chronic ulceration, but refused to undergo surgery to treat it, and died in 1925 in real life. Presumably some butterfly effect caused him to decide to treat his condition for good, allowing him to live on to 1936.

!!''Mikhail Tukhachevsky''
[[quoteright:156:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kr_tukhachevsky.png]]
Totalist Security Minister of Georgia, described as an "Efficient Sociopath".



* TokenGoodTeammate: Amongst the Totalists, Russia's Totalist faction lead by Tukhachevsky may want to spread Revolution abroad by force like the other Marxist Totalists such as the Jacobins, but domestically they are completely benevolent even to the people they conquer, unlike their other Marxist Totalist counterparts.

!!''UsefulNotes/LeonTrotsky''

The Russian Bolshevik leader, second to Vladimir Lenin. He was the Commander of the Red Army during the Russian Civil War, and disappeared since their defeat. It is unknown where he currently is, or if he is alive or not.
----
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Trotsky is widely despised in the syndicalist world, as he is seen as responsible for the failure of the Russian Revolution. The rest of the world doesn't view him any better, lumping him in with the rest of the Reds.
* AllThereInTheManual: Since Trotsky disappeared following the Russian Civil War, he is primarily a backstory character.
* GeneralFailure: As the Commander of the Red Army, Trotsky was accused by syndicalists of causing the failure of Soviet Russia due to his poor decisions. However, while Trotsky did make several poor decisions, the overall situation in the Russian Civil War is weighed heavily against the Reds, and it would be difficult for Trotsky alone to turn the tide.
* TheGhost: While he is mentioned by events, Trotsky himself is completely absent from all countries' lists of ministers and heads of state and never actually takes part in current events.
* NeverFoundTheBody: Odds are good that he perished either during or shortly after the destruction of a relief force, but without an actual body as evidence, there's a chance that he may yet have survived...
* TheScapegoat: Trotsky is blamed by syndicalists for the failure of Bolshevism in Russia.
* UncertainDoom: Trotsky was last seen in 1919, leading a relief column to try to save the encircled Red forces at Petrograd, but his fate after his forces were routed is unknown to the entire world. He may well have been killed in the battle or some time afterwards, or he could WalkingTheEarth, never in one place long enough to be found or really take part in world events.
** The older Kaiserreich wiki states that he did survive, lived in the Commune of France for a while before being exiled, wandered around the world, meeting with and inspiring several syndicalist leaders, including Mosely, and survived an assassination attempt while in Britain in 1929. Even in this version, his current whereabouts are unknown.

to:


* TokenGoodTeammate: Amongst the Totalists, Russia's Totalist faction lead by Tukhachevsky may want to spread Revolution abroad by force like the other Marxist Totalists such DemotedToExtra: Ioseb Dzhugashvili, also known as the Jacobins, but domestically they are completely benevolent even to the people they conquer, unlike their other Marxist Totalist counterparts.

!!''UsefulNotes/LeonTrotsky''

Joseph Stalin in real life, is only a minister in ''Kaiserreich'' and cannot become a head of state.
* RichardNixonTheUsedCarSalesman:
The Russian Bolshevik leader, second to Vladimir Lenin. He was the Commander supreme leader of the Red Army during the Russian Civil War, and disappeared since their defeat. It is unknown where he currently is, or if he is alive or not.
----
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Trotsky is widely despised in the syndicalist world, as he is seen as responsible for the failure of the Russian Revolution. The rest of the world doesn't view him any better, lumping him in with the rest of the Reds.
* AllThereInTheManual: Since Trotsky disappeared following the Russian Civil War, he is primarily a backstory character.
* GeneralFailure: As the Commander of the Red Army, Trotsky was accused by syndicalists of causing the failure of
Soviet Russia due to his poor decisions. However, while Trotsky did make several poor decisions, the overall situation Union in the Russian Civil War real life is weighed heavily against the Reds, and it would be difficult for Trotsky alone to turn the tide.
* TheGhost: While he is mentioned by events, Trotsky himself is completely absent from all countries' lists of ministers and heads of state and never actually takes part in current events.
* NeverFoundTheBody: Odds are good that he perished either during or shortly after the destruction
just a government minister of a relief force, but without an actual body as evidence, there's a chance that he may yet have survived...
* TheScapegoat: Trotsky is blamed by syndicalists for the failure of Bolshevism
small Caucasian country in Russia.
* UncertainDoom: Trotsky was last seen in 1919, leading a relief column to try to save the encircled Red forces at Petrograd, but his fate after his forces were routed is unknown to the entire world. He may well have been killed in the battle or some time afterwards, or he could WalkingTheEarth, never in one place long enough to be found or really take part in world events.
** The older Kaiserreich wiki states that he did survive, lived in the Commune of France for a while before being exiled, wandered around the world, meeting with and inspiring several syndicalist leaders, including Mosely, and survived an assassination attempt while in Britain in 1929. Even in this version, his current whereabouts are unknown.
''Kaiserreich''.



[[folder:Transamur Republic]]
!''Transamur Republic''
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/transamur_flag.png]]

The Transamur Republic is a country located in the far eastern of Russia, bordering Russia on the north, China represented by the Fengtian Clique in the west and Japan across the sea on the South. The country is in practice a dictatorship under Admiral Aleksandr Kolchak. Internationally, it is an ally and dependent state of the Empire of Japan. Transamur views itself as the legal successor of the Russian Empire in the Far East.

The small state was formed during the Russian Civil War, initially it was occupied by the Japanese and supported by the local population since it was better then living in the chaos and anarchy of Russia, the Republic would also cut Russian access to warm ports in the far east. The new republic gained a prominent figurehead in the form of Admiral Aleksandr Kolchak, one of the more successful White Russian Generals during the Civil War, as well as self-proclaimed "Supreme Ruler of All Russia". Kolchak had been forced to flee to the Far East following his unsuccessful attempt to seize power in 1924.

In 1935, Transamur was involved in a brief border war with Russia in what became known as the Amur Incident. By 1936, the Transamur Republic has become a corporate and militaristic state, politically, economically and militarily under the thumb of the Japanese. The future looks grim for the small state, the youth dream to return back to their brothers in Russia and the Japanese influence seems ever encroaching.
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* PuppetState: Transamur is a Japanese puppet state.

!!''Aleksandr Kolchak''
[[quoteright:156:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kr_kolchak.png]]

Once one of the most hailed heroes of the Russian Civil War, admiral Kolchak fell from grace in 1924 when he became the leading figure of the unsuccessful coup against Kerensky's government. After his failure to establish himself as the sole leader of Russia, Kolchak fled to the Japanase-controlled territory of Transamur and was forced to accept the sovereignity of the Japanese Empire. While he is a basically Japanese puppet and considered as a traitor by the current Russian government, the Admiral-Dictator didn't abandon his ambitions and seeks to overthrow the Japanese yoke and become the Supreme Ruler of All Russia once again.

----

* AssassinOutclassin: An attempt will be made on Kolchak's life, which may either succeed, or fail and become this trope. If it succeeds, Transamur may attempt to install a democratic government or install a new military junta. If it fails, Kolchak doubles down on his authoritarian rule. Either way, Japan may demand that the ruler of Transamur steps down and let them install retired general Yui Mitsue as thanks for his long service.
* {{Cincinnatus}}: Zig-zagged. Kolchak ceded his governmental powers to president Keresnky after the Civil War, but later unsuccessfully tried to overthrow him for selling the country to Germany and his inablity to handle the crisis in Turkestan and [[{{Irony}} the Japanese threat]] well.
* FallenHero: Kolchak was widely hailed as a hero for his role in defeating the Reds during the Russian Civil War, but his image has been tarnished in the aftermath of his attempted coup against Kerensky. He does, however, still maintain a dedicated following both in Transamur and within Russia itself.
* GovernmentInExile: Kolchak considers his regime in Transamur to be the rightful government of Russia, exiled by President Kerensky.
* {{Irony}}: One of the reasons of the Kolchak putsch to overthrow Kerensky was the Japanese occupation of Transamur and inability of the government to deal with that. After the coup failed, Kolchak escaped to Transamur and became a Japanese puppet himself.
* [[PuppetKing Puppet Dictator]]: Kolchak's Transamur is a puppet state to the Japanese Empire and only really maintains its nominal independence and its military through their overlords. In exchange, they provide a buffer from Russia proper and deny Russia their port at Vladivostok, which helps ensure Japanese naval supremacy in the Pacific.
* TheQuisling: The Russian government sees him as the traitor who sells his fellow Russian men to the Japanese imperialists. The reality is more complicated, and Kolchak isn't very fond of the Japanese rule and wants to get rid of it as soon as possible.
* PragmaticVillainy:
** One of the reasons why Kolchak was more successful during the Civil War is because he agreed to implement the SR agrarian reforms and cede the political power to the republican government by the advice of Boris Savinkov, and thus he achieved support among the population, while in real life Kolchak had [=SRs=] purged and acquired the dictatorial rule over Siberia.
** Enacting token reforms is the only way to keep Kolchak in power at the beginning of the game.
* [[RedshirtArmy Redshirt Navy]]: Transamur possesses such a large navy that it consumes almost all of its manpower and Transamur itself has been described as "a navy with a nation" in parallel to a saying about the Prussian army. However, Transamur's navy, with the exception of its light cruiser force, consists mostly of outdated Russian vessels and the obsolete cast-offs from the Imperial Japanese Navy and lacks any aircraft carriers, and as such the Transamur navy stands little chance against the more modern fleets possessed by most nations with a similarly sized fleet.
* RenegadeSplinterFaction: While Transamur was intended originally as little more than a Japanese buffer state, under Kolchak, it acts more as a splinter state of Russia.
* RightfulKingReturns: Kolchak views himself as the rightful ruler of all of Russia and views reclaiming Russia as this trope being carried out. There is at least enough agreement or acceptance among the Russian populace for Transamur to gain cores along the way, giving access to the full manpower and industry of the states reclaimed and quelling all resistance.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Due to the Bolsheviks losing the Russian Revolution, Kolchak was never executed by said Bolsheviks and now claims to be the legitimate ruler of Russia after growing dissatisfied with Kerensky's rule. {{Downplayed|Trope}} in that Kolchak may be assassinated by elements within his own government.
* TheStarscream:
** In the backstory, Kolchak was exiled from Russia after leading an unsuccessful coup against Kerensky.
** In the game itself, Kolchak's schemes to return in triumph to Russia run counter to Japan's desire to keep Russia weak and divided, ensuring Kolchak will have to eventually betray his nominal masters down the line to get what he really wants.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: The Japanese can try to depose him, either by coup or military force, if they consider him too harmful to their interests.

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[[folder:Transamur Republic]]
!''Transamur Republic''
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/transamur_flag.png]]

The Transamur Republic is a country located in the far eastern of Russia, bordering Russia on the north, China represented by the Fengtian Clique in the west and Japan across the sea on the South. The country is in practice a dictatorship under Admiral Aleksandr Kolchak. Internationally, it is an ally and dependent state of the Empire of Japan. Transamur views itself as the legal successor of the Russian Empire in the Far East.

The small state was formed during the Russian Civil War, initially it was occupied by the Japanese and supported by the local population since it was better then living in the chaos and anarchy of Russia, the Republic would also cut Russian access to warm ports in the far east. The new republic gained a prominent figurehead in the form of Admiral Aleksandr Kolchak, one of the more successful White Russian Generals during the Civil War, as well as self-proclaimed "Supreme Ruler of All Russia". Kolchak had been forced to flee to the Far East following his unsuccessful attempt to seize power in 1924.

In 1935, Transamur was involved in a brief border war with Russia in what became known as the Amur Incident. By 1936, the Transamur Republic has become a corporate and militaristic state, politically, economically and militarily under the thumb of the Japanese. The future looks grim for the small state, the youth dream to return back to their brothers in Russia and the Japanese influence seems ever encroaching.
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* PuppetState: Transamur is a Japanese puppet state.

!!''Aleksandr Kolchak''
[[quoteright:156:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kr_kolchak.png]]

Once one of the most hailed heroes of the Russian Civil War, admiral Kolchak fell from grace in 1924 when he became the leading figure of the unsuccessful coup against Kerensky's government. After his failure to establish himself as the sole leader of Russia, Kolchak fled to the Japanase-controlled territory of Transamur and was forced to accept the sovereignity of the Japanese Empire. While he is a basically Japanese puppet and considered as a traitor by the current Russian government, the Admiral-Dictator didn't abandon his ambitions and seeks to overthrow the Japanese yoke and become the Supreme Ruler of All Russia once again.

----

* AssassinOutclassin: An attempt will be made on Kolchak's life, which may either succeed, or fail and become this trope. If it succeeds, Transamur may attempt to install a democratic government or install a new military junta. If it fails, Kolchak doubles down on his authoritarian rule. Either way, Japan may demand that the ruler of Transamur steps down and let them install retired general Yui Mitsue as thanks for his long service.
* {{Cincinnatus}}: Zig-zagged. Kolchak ceded his governmental powers to president Keresnky after the Civil War, but later unsuccessfully tried to overthrow him for selling the country to Germany and his inablity to handle the crisis in Turkestan and [[{{Irony}} the Japanese threat]] well.
* FallenHero: Kolchak was widely hailed as a hero for his role in defeating the Reds during the Russian Civil War, but his image has been tarnished in the aftermath of his attempted coup against Kerensky. He does, however, still maintain a dedicated following both in Transamur and within Russia itself.
* GovernmentInExile: Kolchak considers his regime in Transamur to be the rightful government of Russia, exiled by President Kerensky.
* {{Irony}}: One of the reasons of the Kolchak putsch to overthrow Kerensky was the Japanese occupation of Transamur and inability of the government to deal with that. After the coup failed, Kolchak escaped to Transamur and became a Japanese puppet himself.
* [[PuppetKing Puppet Dictator]]: Kolchak's Transamur is a puppet state to the Japanese Empire and only really maintains its nominal independence and its military through their overlords. In exchange, they provide a buffer from Russia proper and deny Russia their port at Vladivostok, which helps ensure Japanese naval supremacy in the Pacific.
* TheQuisling: The Russian government sees him as the traitor who sells his fellow Russian men to the Japanese imperialists. The reality is more complicated, and Kolchak isn't very fond of the Japanese rule and wants to get rid of it as soon as possible.
* PragmaticVillainy:
** One of the reasons why Kolchak was more successful during the Civil War is because he agreed to implement the SR agrarian reforms and cede the political power to the republican government by the advice of Boris Savinkov, and thus he achieved support among the population, while in real life Kolchak had [=SRs=] purged and acquired the dictatorial rule over Siberia.
** Enacting token reforms is the only way to keep Kolchak in power at the beginning of the game.
* [[RedshirtArmy Redshirt Navy]]: Transamur possesses such a large navy that it consumes almost all of its manpower and Transamur itself has been described as "a navy with a nation" in parallel to a saying about the Prussian army. However, Transamur's navy, with the exception of its light cruiser force, consists mostly of outdated Russian vessels and the obsolete cast-offs from the Imperial Japanese Navy and lacks any aircraft carriers, and as such the Transamur navy stands little chance against the more modern fleets possessed by most nations with a similarly sized fleet.
* RenegadeSplinterFaction: While Transamur was intended originally as little more than a Japanese buffer state, under Kolchak, it acts more as a splinter state of Russia.
* RightfulKingReturns: Kolchak views himself as the rightful ruler of all of Russia and views reclaiming Russia as this trope being carried out. There is at least enough agreement or acceptance among the Russian populace for Transamur to gain cores along the way, giving access to the full manpower and industry of the states reclaimed and quelling all resistance.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Due to the Bolsheviks losing the Russian Revolution, Kolchak was never executed by said Bolsheviks and now claims to be the legitimate ruler of Russia after growing dissatisfied with Kerensky's rule. {{Downplayed|Trope}} in that Kolchak may be assassinated by elements within his own government.
* TheStarscream:
** In the backstory, Kolchak was exiled from Russia after leading an unsuccessful coup against Kerensky.
** In the game itself, Kolchak's schemes to return in triumph to Russia run counter to Japan's desire to keep Russia weak and divided, ensuring Kolchak will have to eventually betray his nominal masters down the line to get what he really wants.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: The Japanese can try to depose him, either by coup or military force, if they consider him too harmful to their interests.
[[folder:Armenia]]
!''Armenia''



! Former Russian Empire Territories (Excluding German Puppets)

!! Caucasus
[[folder:Don-Kuban Union]]
!''Don-Kuban Union''
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kr_don_kuban.png]]

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to:

! Former Russian Empire Territories (Excluding German Puppets)

!! Caucasus
[[folder:Don-Kuban Union]]
!''Don-Kuban Union''
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kr_don_kuban.png]]

----
[[folder:Azerbaijan]]
!''Azerbaijan''



[[folder:Socialist Republic of Georgia]]
!''Socialist Republic of Georgia''
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kr_georgia.png]]
----

!!''Lavrentiy Beria''

!!''[[UsefulNotes/JosephStalin Ioseb Dzhugashvili]]''

The Totalist Security Minister of Georgia, described as an "Efficient Sociopath".

----

* DemotedToExtra: Ioseb Dzhugashvili, also known as Joseph Stalin in real life, is only a minister in ''Kaiserreich'' and cannot become a head of state.
* RichardNixonTheUsedCarSalesman: The supreme leader of the Soviet Union in real life is just a government minister of a small Caucasian country in ''Kaiserreich''.

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[[folder:Socialist Republic of Georgia]]
!''Socialist Republic of Georgia''
!! Central Asia
[[folder:Alash Autonomy]]
!''Alash Autonomy''
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kr_georgia.png]]
----

!!''Lavrentiy Beria''

!!''[[UsefulNotes/JosephStalin Ioseb Dzhugashvili]]''

The Totalist Security Minister of Georgia, described
org/pmwiki/pub/images/kr_alash.png]]

* OpportunisticBastard: Twice over; first, when Kerensky is assassinated, the Alash Autonomy usually declares its independence
as an "Efficient Sociopath".

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the Alash Orda instead. Second, during the Civil War, the Alash Orda may attempt to seize Russian land while both sides are distracted.
* DemotedToExtra: Ioseb Dzhugashvili, also known as Joseph Stalin in real life, is only a minister in ''Kaiserreich'' and cannot become a head of state.
* RichardNixonTheUsedCarSalesman: The supreme leader
StarterVillain: One of the Soviet Union in real life is just a government minister of a small Caucasian country in ''Kaiserreich''.
first countries targeted by the Russian Expansionism focus tree. Needless to say it's [[CurbStompBattle very one-sided.]]



[[folder:Armenia]]
!''Armenia''

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Azerbaijan]]
!''Azerbaijan''

[[/folder]]

!! Central Asia
[[folder:Alash Autonomy]]
!''Alash Autonomy''
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kr_alash.png]]

* OpportunisticBastard: Twice over; first, when Kerensky is assassinated, the Alash Autonomy usually declares its independence as the Alash Orda instead. Second, during the Civil War, the Alash Orda may attempt to seize Russian land while both sides are distracted.
* StarterVillain: One of the first countries targeted by the Russian Expansionism focus tree. Needless to say it's [[CurbStompBattle very one-sided.]]
[[/folder]]


* RevolvingDoorRevolution: The Russian Republic (which overthrew Soviet Russia that overthrew the Russian Empire before it) can get overthrown again by Bukharin's revived Soviet Russia, restore a monarchy (legitimate or illegitimate; constitutional or absolute), or become a national populist state under Savinkov. Only some of the routes allow the Russian Republic to continue functioning as a democratic Republic.

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