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Old 06-15-2019, 02:42 PM   #4
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Default Re: Sol-1 [Infinite Worlds]

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Originally Posted by whswhs View Post
I'm not sure that it's valid to assume the collapse of the Soviet Union in this timeline. It seems plausible to suppose that it wasn't independent of US policy or of who was in the White House.
The Soviet Union would have political/propaganda pressure to "catch up" with the Americans and the proxy wars they engaged further would add to their already strained finances. The political and social changes that were required set the stage tot he point that a collapse was only a matter of time. As things went it was a relative bloodless collapse in OTL but it could have turned into a civil war bloodbath.
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