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Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workers of the world, unite!

–Karl Marx, 1848

The strength of Soviet patriotism lies in the fact that it is based not on racial or nationalistic prejudices, but on the peoples' profound loyalty and devotion to their Soviet Motherland, on the fraternal partnership of the working people of all the nationalities in our country.

–Joseph Stalin, 1944

Als it is hard for America to fight wars in the name of freedom, if those people themselves choose for nonfreedom. Can America and England save the Empire from communism, if they vote communist themselves?

–Oswald Mosley, 1945


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Point of Divergence[]

These are the POD in this ATL:

Main POD:

  • Karl Marx moves to the United States, instead of Belgium, eventually befriending Abraham Lincoln and leading the socialist movement in America.
  • A year after the 1921 Imperial Conference, the Declaration of the Imperial Federation is announced, creating a federal union to replace the existing British Empire.
  • Sergei Kirov is never assassinated by Leonid Nikolaev, precluding Stalin's escalation of political repression in the Soviet Union and the events of the Great Purge.
  • After World War II, US OSS agents assassinated Mao Zedong while visiting Beijing in 1946. In the power vacuum, Wang Ming comes to power and becomes the new leader of united Communist China.

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