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Basic Trope: Communists are portrayed as friendly and benevolent.

  • Straight: The American heroes meet up with contacts from the USSR, who are all friendly and affable people.
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed:
  • Justified:
  • Inverted:
    • The Americans suffer from a clear case of Democracy Is Bad and work for a Corrupt Corporate Executive.
    • The rank-and-file American soldiers, scientists, workers, and merchants are portrayed positively in a Soviet-made film.
  • Subverted:
  • Double Subverted:
  • Parodied: The communists play with bears, are perpetually drunk and can smile through anything wicked since they've been Conditioned to Accept Horror from their own homelands.
  • Zig Zagged: The main villain of the film is an evil Soviet General, but the heroes who fight him are aided by resisting communist soldiers, but one of the allies is a traitor motivated by the general bringing glory to the people, until he sees the general cares for himself and not the good of the people.
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  • Averted: It's a standard Cold War era film and communists are bastards.
  • Enforced: The film makers are all communist sympathizers, so they make the soviets appear as positive as possible.
  • Lampshaded: "All the propaganda was wrong, these guys are really nice!"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: The capitalists take advantage of the communist's kindness and their willingness to work for the greater collective to further their own ends.
  • Defied: The Soviets have shock collars that activate every time the soviet thinks of something positive.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Implied: In a Cold War-era film, the protagonist reflects really fondly on his time working with the Soviets to track down and stop a common enemy, but it's never elaborated on.

Let's head Back to Chummy Commies comrade! I'll get you a vodka!

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