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    Unfortunately for Commissar Kuznetsov, replacing the suspended Admiral Golovko proved a hard task indeed. Decades of neglect imposed on Naval Affairs, first by the Czarist and then the Soviet governments, meant skilled and experienced admirals were few. In the end, he decided to nominate Admiral Oktyabrskij, somewhat famous for his unlikely survival in an ill-fated campaign off the coast of Norway.



    A few days later, however, his problems once again seemed like nothing, compared with those of the Enemy. Rumors started spreading on the afternoon, and it was late in the night when confirmation came.

    Adolf Hitler was dead.

    Not only that, but it seemed the Nazi leadership in general had been decapitated, at least partially. The new President was General Ludwig Beck, and the new Chancellor Car Goerdeler. No-one had dared take up the role of Führer.



    Already demoralized by repeated military defeats, loss of territory and ships, the German forces collapsed with the death of their leader.

    3 days after the news, a badly protected Soviet transport fleet ran into the remnants of the Baltic Kriegsmarine. The Soviet Admiral, equipped only with 5 old destroyers, was initially worried, but he soon realized the Enemy had no will to fight, or even much will to live, as they started firing on their own ships, before running away.





    Some weeks later, the Assault on Berlin started, led by Admiral Pavlov. Again the Red Army was expecting a surprise, an ambush, or an instance of fanatical defense in hard urban terrain, and thus decided to use overwhelming numbers.



    The Army's fear would prove to be unfounded once more, as Austrian Generalfeldmarschall von Böhm-Ermolli proceeded to evacuate his HQ and a mauled division with what few trucks he had left, leaving only a handful of doomed men to defend the city.



    Victory was swiftly achieved.



    In the Southern point of the front, the Revolutionary forces of Bulgaria took heart from Soviet advances, and control of the country, lost by the fascists as they bled the nation needlessly to help their German puppet-masters.



    One day later, complete control was Berlin was secured. The honor fell to Lt. General Rybalko and the 28th Mechanized Corps. Eternal Glory to them!



    Success in the battlefield is, of course, no excuse for the home-front to slack in its indispensable labor, as the Soviet Shipyards Workers once again proved, only 5 days after the fall of the former Nazi capital.

    Honoring that and the many other Victories of the Red Forces, the new ships were named Slava (Glory), Pobeda (Victory) and Torzhestvo (Triumph).



    Good auspices the new Battleships proved to be, as later in that very same day, Budapest also fell to the Red Army.



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    The Axis looks to be on the Verge of collapse. What is left, Rome and Zagreb?

    You should call this Capitol Month or w/e.

    Anyways, good to see Golovko has been reinstated, hopefully he has "learned" from this incident, he should be grateful not only for another command, but for his life! Gald to see the shipyards are still pumping out more ships. Alot of ships to devote to Sevastopol, I can only Assume the Turkish Navy should start worrying about it's borders, and it's fleet!
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    ah, i love this aar. though it looks like victory is almost at hand, and hence this will be over. or will we see the glorious red navy take on the 3 other great navies? that could turn out to be quite a challenge.
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    Yeah, I wanna see the red navy carving up some American carriers!!
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    If I were a high ranking Soviet officer, I would do anything to be called Oktyabrskiy.

    So, all that is left is a cleanup. And, to decide what to do with all the land that shall soon be under Red Army's occupation - especially France and Germany. And, of course, the preparations for the inevitable: a clash with the western Allies.
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    Well since there was a coup I guess you should mod in that Germany joins the Allies and declares war to the Soviet Union.

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    Maj. von Mauser - Our Most Glorious Armies of the Revolution and Motherland have liberated all but Rome, Zagreb, Paris and Athens.

    Golovko is lucky enough to be the most skilled Admiral of his level, but he wouldn't even be there if former Commissar Viktorov was needed elsewhere.

    As for the Black Sea Fleet, the USSR remains commited to it's international obligations, unfair as they may be.

    BritishImperial - Only if the capitalist imperialists unleash their unjust agression on the peace-loving peoples of the Soviet Union.

    Raaritsgozilla - Carriers? Pft, overgrown monstrosities and nothing else.

    Emperor_krk - Yeah, lukcy name that. As for post-war, there are some plans, but we'll see better once the war is indeed over.

    Amallric - I don't think so, really. We're talking of a period in time when almost everyone hated the Germans, and with them still holding France, Belgium and the Netherlands, plus the BoE still raging (I assume, those aircraft need to be somewhere) the World's priority is still to crush and punish Germany.

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    Huzzah! Great success for both the armed forces of the People's Revolution and the patriotic and honourable commanders of the holy German army!

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    Good job taking Berlin (and Budapest, merely an afterthought). Surely Germany is beaten now, so it remains to be seen how soon you'll start exporting the Revolution... After all, those shiny new battleships need to be put to good use, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by th3freakie View Post
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    Raaritsgozilla - Carriers? Pft, overgrown monstrosities and nothing else.

    Who has the biggest and best is sort of like "Who has the bigger weiner" in ths case the USSR has one scarily long!
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    Vechnaya Slava!

    Wow!

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    And more ships set sail, to bring the glory of revolution and liberation to oppressed workers across the seas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austria Hungary View Post
    Who has the biggest and best is sort of like "Who has the bigger weiner" in ths case the USSR has one scarily long!
    No, it's a case of who has the biggest Weiner/Battleship, in which case the Soviet Union still has a huge one!
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    Milites - Success for the patriotic Germans? Only in so much as Germany will soon benefit from wonders of Socialism

    Stuyvesant - Indeed, and there's a reason why exports are usualy said to be "sent overseas" isn't there?

    Austria Hungary - - and now to Siberia with you for calling our Battleships "weiners"

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    Slava Pobeda!

    With Hitler gone, everything fell like a house of cards. Looks like der Fuhrer couldn't stand to live any more with the loss of his beloved battleships. Somehow, I think taking a bite out of the Royal Navy and the Americans is down the line for the mighty fleet Kuznetzov has created...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maj. von Mauser View Post
    Just watched the restored version of "Battleship Potemkin", to get me in the mood for another update! And for a film history class....
    Ok, ok... I'll post "Part One - from Les frères Lumière to WW1 Propaganda" this weekend.

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    Has the Naval Commissar been banished to Siberia for his lacklustre updating schedule?
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    This AAR is beautiful, a glorious capture of Berlin! I never knew the Red Navy could do such good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maj. von Mauser View Post
    Has the Naval Commissar been banished to Siberia for his lacklustre updating schedule?
    Digging for gold in the Kolyma? Well, the good news is that people were rehabilitated, some times. Perhaps a few updates will put our Comrade in favor again? <Hint, hint>

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    so... arent the new german government going to ally the allies?

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