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The Union of Soviet Socialist Republic, known in-game as Russia was one of the original civilizations that appeared in Empire Earth and Empire Earth II. Despite being known as Russia, it is actually the Soviet Union.
Official Description Edit
Russia dropped out of WWI following the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. After a few tumultuous years, the Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics was formed. Russia was the mightiest state in the new union and its capital, Moscow, became the USSR’s capital.
The Soviets under Joseph Stalin signed a non-aggression pact with Germany on the eve of World War II, but the treaty didn’t last: Hitler ordered the invasion of Russia and the Soviet Union in 1941. After some of the fiercest fighting of the entire war, the Red Army pushed the invaders all the way back into Germany and took Berlin in 1945. After the war, the Soviets were given control of East Germany and East Berlin.
Russia had sustained about 9 million casualties in WWI and the USSR some 20 million, if not more, in WWII. Determined not to be invaded again, the Soviet Union began systematically taking control of Eastern Europe to act as a buffer around her European borders. Puppet governments were installed and the so-called Iron Curtain fell between East and West. The Red Army, with her modernized tanks and numerous troops, arguably became the most powerful land force in the world.
In 1949, the USSR shocked many in the West by successfully testing their own nuclear weapon, breaking the monopoly owned by the United States. The Cold War between East and West deepened, and did not let up for 40 years. The Soviets went on to launch the first earth-orbiting satellite, Sputnik, in 1957, and the first man in space, Yury Gagarin, in 1961.