Третья мировая война 1946 - Красная волна - Сталин атак впервые - Альтернативная история

Третья мировая война 1946 - Красная волна - Сталин атак впервые - Альтернативная история
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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Economics

What’s going on in there?

You know that guy that wrote that economics book that made it into Readers Digest and then the Condensed version? The one named “Road to Serfdom”? You know the one that got all the attention a while ago arguing against that English guy? You know the one that Roosevelt liked…Keys or Keynes … something like that. Well this guy is named Hayek and argues almost directly the opposite."

“What do you mean?”

“ Well from what I can make of it the Keynes guy says the government has a big role to play when the economy goes in the tank like what happened in 1928. Things stayed pretty bad until FDR started putting government money into all the parks, damns, roads and stuff you know the Public works programs and CCC.”

“Yeh I was in one of those. We had some good times. We worked in Tennessee and made some money that we could send home. It sure kept our family from starving and I learned some good skills that …”

“OK I get it I was in the CCC myself. So this Keynes guy’s approach has been taken to the extreme by the new guy in England. You know that Atlee guy. He wants to have the government take over the mines, phone system, trains…just about everything. In fact I think I read that they had already done it to the Bank of England.”

“You mean the government is running the banks? Wow I bet that doesn’t sit too well with those Wall Street types.”

“Now you’re getting it. The guy talking to Truman has some henchmen in there with him. Some little guy named Freeman or Friedman and enough southern Senators to choke a horse. Their all beating up on this Keys guys ideas and trying to convince Truman not to give the Brits anymore money until they change their ways.”

“The hell you say! The Reds are breathing down their neck. How can we abandon them now for Christ sake? We just fought side by side with them. Hell a Limey saved my ass in those hedges. Dashed out from under cover and hauled me back to safety.”

“Well I guess what those guys in there are pitching is that there is no way the Reds are going to get across the channel. The Brits still have a hell of a navy and we can help them out in that area too. So all the commies can do is to attack them from the air. Nothing they haven’t seen before. Last time they did OK without us so maybe this time is the same? In the meantime this Atlee guy gets all the blame and they vote him out and get someone more to our liking with promises from us that we will lend them money again as soon as they reverse their nationalization program and change over to what this Freidman guy is talking about where the government just plays around with the money supply and the Wall Street types take care of the rest.”

“Well call me a monkey’s uncle if that don’t sound like blackmail and pretty underhanded to let all those people die so the bankers can get what they want. FDR’s and this Keynes guy’s way worked pretty good for us why won’t it work for them?”

“It does sound kind of nasty and cruel but from what they were saying in the hallway before they went in was that “a little pain now will stop a whole lot of pain later”. I say tell that to the dead kids after the Reds clean their clock. The little guy even had a name for it “shock therapy” he kept saying. You know like when they got you in the loony bin and they hook you up to electricity and shock the crap out of you? It’s supposed to rewire your brain or something”

“Sounds pretty drastic to me.”

“Hopefully for the Brits Truman throws them out, but in the meantime the Senators are holding up any more money going to England. Even if the money starts flowing tomorrow they’ve been staling for 3 months and the Reds are going to attack soon. How many factories are going to be able to reconvert in Britain that fast to make any difference? How many workers are going to work for free when they are rationing bread? I think they’ve run out of time and have to fight with what they got on hand.”

“God help them is all I can say.”

“Amen to that.”

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Even Monsters Dream

The dacha was eerily silent. Everyone knew he was trying to sleep. It was early morning and as usual he couldn’t sleep. Even at this hour he was rarely along. At his insistence he was always surrounded by people. For whatever reason he was not anxious nor even afraid to be unattended for now. He was comfortable and laying in bed recovering from another bout of sickness. He was alone with his thoughts.

He was never one of self examination but attacking Europe and starting World War Three did tend to get one thinking and possibly questioning his decisions. Despite all the fools around him filling him with information they suspected he wanted to hear, he realized that his great army was in need of rest and recuperation. Maybe he should have waited a few more years to attack and rid Europe of capitalism. Yet how much more time did he have personally?

When that strange little man came into his life he knew this would be the time to strike. Combined with the massive demobilization of the US and Britain, his own army taking up resources and Sergo’s promised anti missile system, the time was ripe to strike.

Now that the US had foolishly let both the atomic bomb and the B29 bomber fall into his lap it seemed that all logic pointed towards fulfilling his dreams before it was too late. The fact that the US had very few atomic bombs and his spies had sabotaged their production facilities just added to his reasoning.

Yet the looming drought and lack of food combined with the starving masses in Europe would force some hard decisions on who would live and die. He was used to such decisions and did not shy from making them. By the time the Americans are able to even try to subjugate Europe once more, his predecessors will have the atomic bomb, the TU4 bomber and the greatest army the world has ever seen. They will never even try.

In a few years the soviet system will out produce their meager attempts. New oil, aluminum ore and other strategic materials are being discovered every day within his greater Soviet Union. The entire world will see the advantages of Communism even without more conquests or invasions. The Capitalists will be defeated as their own peoples rise in revolt.

As long as Sergo and the others kept advancing their scientific knowledge regarding air defense there will soon be no possibility of the Americans attacking the motherland. They are too cowardly to fight man to man with the Red Army. Their only way to defeat us is to use the coward’s way. They will try and bomb us and we will keep shooting their planes from the sky. No as long as we can stay focused and defend our skies time is our ally.

In twelve months there will no longer need subterfuge to defeat the enemy’s bombers. There will be enough missiles to ring all major strategic targets. His new jets will be the equal to anything the US can produce. Combined with Sergo’s missiles they would be safe from assault from the air. MiG has promised a new model that will sweep the skies and soon he will have missiles that will be able to reach America. They would not dare attack then.

Eventually he would have the atomic bomb and the means to deliver it but even that may not be needed.

For the most part the army had done its job. As soon as Spain was conquered he too could demobilize the ground forces and concentrate on the air force and possibly the navy. These would be the future weapons to keep the capitalists at bay until their ultimate defeat by their own peoples.

Time is on our side. Soon the world will see the superiority of the soviet system and the teachings of Marx. Britain should join us soon after it becomes apparent the corrupt capitalist system cannot even feed them.

He had made the right decision and the time was ripe for conquest. History will prove him justified and he will go down in history as the savior of mankind.

With those thoughts swirling in his mind he drifted off into a chemically induced sleep.