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Russia invades west Germany discovering an American plot to break down the wall. All countries of the world sign the Non-nuclear treaty, vowing not to launch missiles, however it is soon broken.


War begins The Soviet Union discover a U.S plot when their spies manage to get into a top secret miltary base. So on May ,1, 1981 the USSR declared war on the United States of America and her allies, and the Warsaw Pact builds up its forces and they invade West Germany. The battle becomes a war of attrition that the Soviets expect to win, having greater reserves of men and matériel. NATO holds the Warsaw Pact forces to small but continual advances, but only through unsustainably high ammunition usage, and as the Soviet success in destroying the Atlantic convoys begins things start to look grim for the NATO forces. One of the strategic masterstrokes of the Soviet Union's opening moves is its seizure of Iceland, capturing the NATO air station at Keflavík. This disrupts the GIUK SOSUS line (American seabed hydrophones), expected to prevent the Soviet Navy from operating effectively in the Atlantic by making it impossible for their ships and submarines to enter the Atlantic undetected. In addition, the Soviet Navy isolate and protect their SSBN fleet, freeing their SSN force. The Soviet Navy is able to act as an offensive weapon, and the Warsaw Pact seriously damages NATO's war effort by interdicting resupply convoys coming from North America with both aircraft and submarines. This advantage is put to immediate use, as a NATO carrier battle group, led by USS Dakota, USS Saratoga and the French carrier Foch, is successfully attacked by Soviet Backfire bombers. Foch is sunk, the amphibious assault carrier Saipan explodes, taking 2,500 Marines with her, and the two American carriers are forced to spend several weeks in drydock at Southampton, England.



The Invasion A civil war in Mexico result's in that country falling behind the Communist "Iron Curtain." In a parallel to Operation Barbarossa, the Soviet Union, now wants to invade its primary enemy, and thousands of troops from satellite nations augment their own armies to prepare for an invasion of the united states. The Soviets utilize a three-phase attack. First, they use strategic nuclear strikes(breaking the Non-nuclear treaty) to destroy key points of communication including several major U.S. cities (Omaha, Kansas City and Washington, D.C. are specifically cited). Strategic nuclear weapons are also used to destroy ICBM bases in Montana and the Dakotas. In addition, it is hinted that Cuban infiltrators aid in confusing U.S. forces by raiding Strategic Air Command bases throughout the Midwest and Texas. Coupled with these nuclear attacks, Soviet transport aircraft containing elite Soviet VDV and Cuban paratroopers slipped through the U.S. radar disguised as commercial airliners. The second phase see's Cuban and Nicaraguan armies (with small contingents of Soviet forces) pouring across the U.S.-Mexico border into the Great Plains of the United States. The third phase involved a Soviet invasion of Alaska across the Bering Strait from Siberia. They crossed into Canada occupying the Yukon, British Columbia and Western Alberta, most likely including Calgary,and cut the Alaskan Pipeline, but are decisively stopped at the U.S.-Canadian border by both U.S. and Canadian military forces (thus preventing a link-up with Soviet forces occupying the Great Plains). The Communist forces manage to occupy and control a large region of the central United States, extending as far west as the Rocky Mountains, and north to Cheyenne, Wyoming, across Kansas to the Mississippi River in the east. Denver is also under siege. Conditions in Denver are particularly bad, with people living on "rats, sawdust bread, and, sometimes, each other. The remaining holdouts most likely won't survive. The initial landings are made by airborne divisions and Spetsnaz (special forces) brigades. Their objects are to gain control of key military and government installations. The United States was in chaos and it did'nt look like help was coming.

Occupation The areas which are now occupied are quickly engaging resistance against the resuling Soviet-allied occupation.The Soviets new it was important to use the best and most highly-motivated Soviet troops for the Occupation, to permit rapid and effective response to any resistance, however with the overwhelming resistance that began the Soviet field commanders had to abandon the plan. They begin to proceed to attack the occupying forces using ambushes, booby traps, guerrilla-style bombings on Soviet positions, and raids on the occupiers' supply depots and convoys. The most elite units of the Soviet ground, sea, and air forces are used in the initial occupation. It is important to use the best and most highly-motivated Soviet troops for the Occupation, to permit rapid and effective response to any resistance. Soviet concentration camps are set up.

Shadow over Europe Europe was falling, trying to hold West Germany off the Red army . The Soviet Union invaded all of Western Europe trying to establish the "Iron Curtain" on the entire continent. NATO aircraft manage to reduce Soviet ground superiority early in the war by using first-generation stealth planes and tactical fighter-bombers to eliminate five Soviet Mainstay AWACS aircraft, several bridges, bridge equipment and crews, and Soviet tactical fighters, but this advantage is short-lived. In West Germany, the battle becomes a war of attrition that the Soviets expect to win, having greater reserves of men and matériel. NATO holds the Warsaw Pact forces to small but continual advances, but only through unsustainably high ammunition usage, and as the Soviet success in destroying the Atlantic convoys continues things start to look grim for the NATO forces.

Soviet-Iraqi invasion of Iran According to the Carter Doctrine, any attack on the Persian Gulf is an attack on a vital strategic interest of the United States, and will be treated as such, meaning a military response, so the Soviets used this in a way to destroy the American empire and so with its regional ally Iraq under the regime of Saddam Hussain. On September 15, 1981, airborne Spetsnaz units attacked the Iranian capital Tehran, and a large simultaneous amphibious operation launched from Baku and Krasnovodsk is launched against the Iranian shores of the Caspian Sea. While Ekranoplans bring thousands of Russian troops and many tanks and APCs on land of the Iranian shore, the Soviet and Iraqi air forces initiate a widepsread bombing campaign against military, goverment and nuclear installations. The nuclear installation Bushehr are leveled as a result.As Spetsnaz troops capture government buildings in Tehran, they managed to free the American hostages from the U.S. embassy and take them to the USSR by helicopters, sadly with a couple of casualties among the hostages. By the end of the first week, over ten thousand troops had been landed ashore. Then, they begin their ground offensive, and after a couple of they, the Soviet forces had encircled Tehran. At the sime time, two Soviet tank armies roll into Iran from the Azerbaijani SSR and start pushing towards Tehran and other big cities. Their objective is to capture Tehran and overthrow of the revolutionary regime in Tehran, and then annihilate remaining resistance by attacking Isfahan. The Iranian army was shocked by the sudden and fastly moving Soviet and Iraqi armies. Iran countered with only 8 regular army divisions and one brigade. Of these divisions, only four of those were deployed to the border. Iran's newly instated Islamic regime had little trust in the regular army, believing that they were a threat to the revolutionary regime. Consequently, the Iranian government attempted to boost the capabilities of militia groups, chiefly the Pasdaran and the Basij. A few hours after the initiation of the Soviet attack, Iraq launched a full-scale invasion on Iran, and Iraqi armed divisions plunge deep into Khuzestan. Saddam told his generals to capture the Iranian province of Khuzestan, and prepare significant defenses along the front-line. Saddam was hoping to show the world the limited nature of his invasion by demonstrating that he was only interested in the Shatt al-Arab waterway. As part of this plan, Saddam planned to launch a number of offensives across the length and breadth of the Iran-Iraqi border. Iraq had mobilized 10 divisions for the invasion, and the objectives of Iraq's invasion of Iran were: Control over the Shatt al-Arab waterway Acquisition of the three islands of Abu Musa and the Greater and Lesser Tunbs, on the behalf of the UAE. Annexation of Khuzestan to Iraq. The surprise offensive advanced quickly against the still disorganized Iranian forces, advancing on a wide front into Iranian territory along the Mehran-Khorramabad axis in central Iran and towards Ahvaz in the oil-rich southern province of Khuzestan. The surprise offensive advanced quickly against the still disorganized Iranian forces, advancing on a wide front into Iranian territory along the Mehran-Khorramabad axis in central Iran and towards Ahvaz in the oil-rich southern province of Khuzestan. The surprise offensive advanced quickly against the still disorganized Iranian forces, advancing on a wide front into Iranian territory along the Mehran-Khorramabad axis in central Iran and towards Ahvaz in the oil-rich southern province of Khuzestan. The surprise offensive advanced quickly against the still disorganized Iranian forces, advancing on a wide front into Iranian territory along the Mehran-Khorramabad axis in central Iran and towards Ahvaz in the oil-rich southern province of Khuzestan. Despite little resistance in Khuzestan, the Iraqis meet fierce Iranian resistance in Khorramshahr, and they manage only to gain control of the city on October 30, after a month of urban combat with similarities with Stalingrad. On November 15, the Soviet Union established the Democratic Republic of Iran, with . On November 20, Iraq formally annexed Khuzestan, and celebrations were held all around Iraq among the Sunni Muslims, praising Saddam Hussein as their saviour. Despite they had overthrown the revolutionary regime, they had accidentaly killed Ayatollah Khomeini (making him a martyr) and Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani had managed to escape, in order to continue the fight against the communists and the Iraqis. Despite they had managed to take control of all major cities (including Tehran), they had little control of the countryside. They assume the people would give in to a puppet government once all serious armed resistance is squashed and the oil is taken away, but this proved to be a large mistake by the Soviets. Following the establishment of the communist government in Iran, the Mujaheddin, while fighting the communists in Afghanistan, began guerilla operations in Iran as well, targeting Soviet as well as Iraqi military personnel, equipment and installations. Later on, Arabic jihadists would as well pour into Iranian territory to fight the communist invaders.

Tide turns When a brilliantly timed naval attack on Russian bomber bases with submarine-launched cruise missiles cripples the Soviet bomber force, the Soviets lose their most effective convoy-killing weapon. The Red Army proves unable to capitalize on its breakthrough, which leads the Politburo to consider the use of tactical nuclear weapons at the front to regain the initiative. Alekseyev, realizing that a tactical nuclear exchange would almost certainly lead to a strategic nuclear exchange, seeks and obtains control of his theatre's nuclear weapons in order to ensure they would not be used. A captured Soviet pilot from the Iceland campaign also (under heavy “medication”) reveals to the NATO forces why the war was started. The NATO forces immediately reevaluate their bombing tactics over the front and start blowing up every fuel depot they can find (which had been widely spaced and smaller than usual); this cripples the Soviet tanks, keeping them from launching at least one major attack which would have caught the NATO forces shorthanded and allowed reinforcements to arrive prior to the battle, NATO forces slowly get ground while inflicting terrible losses on the Red Army.

Cease-Fire As Europe begins to push back the invaders they are able to send troops to the united states. American forces are now able to defeat the enemy with the invasion through the U.S border is now halted and pushed back. U.S-Candian forces defeat the Russian army seiging the Seattle. Upon the arrival of armies from Europe they begin to get more luck and soon U.S forces reach Mexico city and capture it, the Red army are on full retreat in the rocky mountains. A coup d’état begins, replacing the Politburo. A cease-fire is sought by the Soviets and accepted by an exhausted NATO. The war has ended after 8 years with the cost of millions of lives. Russia pulls it's forces back from Afghanistan in 1989 and Iran in 1990 in defeat.

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