Chapter 2.8: 1940
---News From the Front, A PRAVDA Radio Report---
Good Morning Comrades, the time is 8:32 in Moskva November 19 1940. Now it is time for a News Recap of the past month from all across the Union and her allies.
At last news the Spanish Civil War still raged, with the Nationalists in the north holding a river line, but Soviet friendly Republicans controlled the whole of the south, including Madrid. This clearly shows how the Republicans are the legitimate government of the Spanish, and the northerners are simple rabble.
Last Month on the 20th, Vladivostok was lost once again to the Japanese. With Red army forces being nonexistent, the defense was left to valiant but inexperienced Chinese militia units. Chairman Mao has promised the elimination of the Japanese on mainland Asia by July of next year, and is committing significant resources to that effort.
On the 6th of November the United States of America elected President Roosevelt to office over republican Alf Landon. Stalin sent him a bottle of Stolichnaya vodka as a congratulatory present as well as an early Christmas gift.
The PLA Marched south into Vietnam, where General Lin Bao proclaimed to his troops that "The first to Saigon gets a free copy of the Little Red Book!" troops were initially disheartened, until they learned that the Little Red Book was actually a coupon book to get in to all of the upper class halls of ill repute.
Yesterday we received word that the 1st Army was recently deployed to Siberia along with over 50 divisions of Chinese soldiers, in the hopes of pushing the Japanese out of the Far East mainland entirely.
This is all of the news of the past month, the time is now 9 52. Please stand by for the 2 minutes of hate.
---Anthem of the USSR---