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Rumble McSkirmish: Now I must defeat the world's greatest Fight Fighters! Take me to the Soviet Union!
Dipper: That's gonna be tough, for a number of reasons.

"Did you ever ask why? Why we toppled all those dictators, undermined all those regimes, only to come home - 'Good job! Well done! But, sorry, old boy, everything you risked your life and limb for has changed!'?"
Alec Trevalyen, GoldenEye

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Once having dug in politically on the Leubeck-Trieste line, the Russians can probably maintain their position there for some time by sheer police methods. But the problem will become an increasingly difficult one for them. It is unlikely that one hundred million Russians will succeed in holding down permanently, in addition to their own minorities, some ninety millions of Europeans with...long experience in resistance to foreign rule.
One of the most dangerous moments to world stability will come when some day Russian rule begins to crumble in the eastern European area. The Kremlin may then feel itself seriously threatened internally and may resort to desperate measures. I do not see that situation developing in the immediate future.
United States State Department Planning Papers (Declassified)note , 1947

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Chris Boucher: Well at the moment I'm writing a book based on the five scripts I did for Star Cops.
Alan Stevens: The Soviet Bloc's gone now though hasn't it?
Chris Boucher: Yes, it's a damn nuisance, I wish they'd waited, you can't trust anybody can you? You can't rely on the bastards at all. I've been picking new villains and thinking, if I don't hurry up these buggers will be back in the fold as well.
— 1992 interview with Chris Boucher


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