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2. USSR Territorial Expansion 1939-1951 by Kuusinen 2. USSR Territorial Expansion 1939-1951 by Kuusinen
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This image is part of the alternative history series: Alternative History Series: USSR 1958
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This map depicts the territorial evolution of the Soviet Union since the beginning of the Second World War in 1939. Let us briefly account for the four stages of expansion:

1. The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact 1939-1940: The treaty between the USSR and Germany, signed in August 1939, contained secret articles containing the division of Eastern Europe into respective spheres of influence. Following the joint German-Soviet invasion of Poland, the USSR annexed Eastern Poland to the Ukrainian and Belorussian soviet republics. Over the course of the following months the USSR manipulated the Baltic States into its sphere through Treaties of Friendship and Cooperation, eventually incorporating them altogether into the USSR.

2. Berlin Peace Conference 1941: Following German and Soviet victories over the Allies in 1940, the world war was temporarily put to an end in February 1941. At the Berlin Peace Conference in March, the victorious powers dictated a new order in Europe and Asia, in which the Western Powers and Germany recognized the accession of Finland, the Norwegian province of Finnmark, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan west of the Indus river, into the USSR.

3. The Treaty of Tashkent 1946: Following Soviet victories in the Soviet-German War, the Empire of Japan concluded diplomatic and economic deals with the USSR, allowing for a continuation of Japanese expansion in East Asia. The USSR and the Empire of Japan agreed to a division of China, in which Japan recognized Soviet influence in the Chinese province of Xingjiang. Xingijang, Mongolia and the Republic of Tuva had been within the Soviet sphere of influence for many years, and in 1946, the Treaty of Tashkent invited the three states to join the USSR as soviet republics.

4. The Second World Congress of the Socialist World Republic 1951: After Soviet victory in the Second World War in 1948, socialism and Soviet-type communism was established in each corner of Soviet occupied Europe. The Socialist World Republic (SWR) was founded in Moscow in 1949, and was an international community of socialist states aiming for economic and military cooperation and integration. At the SWR Second World Congress in Moscow in 1951, the leaders of the soviet republics in Europe agreed to consolidate into three federations. As a result, the soviet republics of pre-war Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Albania and Greece, joined the USSR.
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derp5578978new Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Student Digital Artist
If USSR ever was still here i can tell you it would be.much.bigger.Than ever before.
Great work by the way!:) (Smile) 
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Kuusinen Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! 
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derp5578978new Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member Student Digital Artist
your welcome!
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Tardis218 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
How do you make the maps look soooo good?
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Kuusinen Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I guess it's training like everything else :)
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Tardis218 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
but did you use an old map to do this?
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Kuusinen Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I used an old map as a base. You can see the remnants of the original map on the edges.
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Serge2nd Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Ура, и Кипр наш, и Иран наш! Пляжи свои, хна своя, финики свои -живи да радуйся! Если ещё и все русский освоят, то можно идти дальше!
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Olvideminombre Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Impressive but I must ask how the Soviets intend to stay united in the long term? I'm sure that not everyone will stay content with an empire run by Moscow forever. Maybe not the spectacular collapse of communism in 89, but perhaps cracks in different places. The 60's in the West (Britain and Americas) the South (Africa) and the East (Un-Soviet Asia) is definitely a place of strangeness. Curious to see how Muslims/Arab Nationalists/ Former Monarchists continue to interact in the Arab Federation (along with druze, alawites, jews, coptics, syriacs, kurds, assyrians, and so on)
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Kuusinen Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are absolutely right on the fact that such an empire is unmanageable in the Stalinist and Neo-stalinist form we know from OTL. As to how and why this empire of the 1950s developes in the future is unknown to contemporaries. My guess is that it either breaks up peacefully and maturely, or violently.
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