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The USSR and Soviet-Dominated Europe 1958 by Kuusinen The USSR and Soviet-Dominated Europe 1958 by Kuusinen
This image is part of the alternative history series: USSR 1958. For more information see:…

This is a 1958 political map of Europe and Asia as seen from the perspective of Moscow - the economical and political center of Eurasia - in an alternative timeline.

The continent is dominated by the USSR since the Great Class War (Second World War). Western and Southern Europe (UES), excluding the British Isles, form a union of soviet republics based upon the Russian model, as are the Scandinavian soviet republics and the Atlantic islands (NSSU). The former colonies of North Africa and the Middle East have been formed into two federations posing as protectorates of the USSR and the UES. The Democratic Republic of Turkey and the People's Republic of Xinjiang are pro-Soviet socialist states.

In the Far East, one can see the Republic of China and Tibet. The former is not the Koumintang republic familiar to us in our timeline, but a Japanese-dominated puppet state established during the war. China, Japan and the USSR have regognized the indepentent state of Tibet since it, along with Xinjiang and India, provides a buffer zone between the USSR and the Japanese Co-Prosperity Zone. The Republic of India broke from the British Commonwealth in the early 1950s.

The political status quo is not as stable as it seems. Cold War tensions between the socialist world and the USA have reached the highest peak since the conclusion of the war, as are relations between the USA and Japan and the USSR and Japan at a historical lowpoint. The socialist world is neither as monolithic as it was meant to be. Since the death of Stalin in 1952 and following economic growth in Western Europe during the 1950s, Russian influence and control over the UES has declined slightly.
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
With Poland and Persia both SSR's in the Union, I think they'd keep calling it Iran so as to not mix up the acronyms :P
Kuusinen Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist
Good point. However, since Iran was sliced down, the "persian" name was thought to be more representative of the actual ethnic group living there, while Iran was more a mixed state of ethnicities.
AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Persia was a far more heterogenous state then Iran.
Kuusinen Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist
Hmm what do you mean?
AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Well, historically "Persia" covered a more extensive area then modern Iran.
menapia Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Brilliant style, it looks like it could have come out of one of those 1950's National Geographic magazines
Kuusinen Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist
Well thank you friend
Zireael07 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love the map style!
Kuusinen Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist
K-Haderach Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
And speaking of pro-socialist alternate timelines, I have one of my own that I am (slowly) developing, with a point of divergence in 1918-19 as opposed to 1939-40.…

Unfortunately, my map-making skills are nowhere as good as yours. I really wish I could make better-looking maps.
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