An attempt to get myself out of writer's block by carrying out an unrelated rant. So, what if the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact dragged on quite a bit longer and the Soviet-German war took place in the early 1950s?
A few overall notes for starters: the American-Japanese conflict would not happen, as the Soviet Union would do everything possible to prevent another expansionist empire at its borders, and a few minor battles convinced the Japanese that invading deeper into Siberia would be a Bad Idea. That would keep the US from entering the war and making the massive technological leaps it did; attempting to predict the alternate history development of the US Army starting with 1941-1942 is utterly impossible because it entered the Real Life war in …Read more >
Personally-made roster of Soviet army troops. Stage I of the post details all plausible units, basically a brainstorm – Stage II will detail commanders, building and the tech tree.
Preposition 1: target period is early 1943-1944, during which the Red Army became much more established and tactically savvy, whereas the Wehrmacht was deploying its most iconic units. One side grew out of the most desperate measures (Soviet materiel shortages and mass use of expendable militia in 1941 and radical discipline enforcement of 1942-43; since 1943 the commissars held much less power) while the other hadn’t resorted to them yet (by 1945 Germans used summary execution for unauthorised retreat, had severe material shortages, political officers (Führungso…Read more >