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I noticed nuclear power research. Do we have the heavy bombers to handle such bombs or do we plan to develop such bombers? :)
This is really long term, we have a production-ready Transport Plane design (for paratroopers...), meaning we are only one tech away from having a strategic bomber design. This Nuclear tech will probably not be used against Germany, but you never know if the cold war will turn hot, I'm keeping Nuclear tech up to date, just to be sure, and that's all for now... One day, when we have more LS a serious Strategic Bomber program could be interesting in it's own right, but with the investment in our Carrier-Destroyer navy, and the need for a somewhat up to date army, Str is on the list of long-term, one at a time techs, like nuclear research and Rockets for that matter...
 
3rd of July 1939, 'Odin', 10-day report #91

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The 3rd of July 1939, Just outside Vologda, +6,3°C, 10am Moscow Time

Report on the state of the Soviet Union for the ten day period between the 24th of June and the 3rd of July 1939,

by 'Odin'

Army:
No changes to the Army in the last ten days
Officers: 58.590 + / 67.440 needed / 86,877 %
Active Leaders: 208 / 40 Reserve
Air Force:
No changes to VVS, nor Navy Air Arm numbers in the last ten days
Navy:
No changes to Navy Numbers in the last ten days
Politics / International:
No legislative changes
The Hatay region was ceded to Turkey by France.
Industry:
Industry Numbers:
Working Industrial Capacity / Available capacity: 209 / 276
IC Usage: ( Allocated IC / Need )
Upgrades: 19,72 / 110,14
Reinforcement: 0,15 / 0,24
Supplies: 4,20 / 16,13
Production: 140,99 / 140,99
Consumer Goods: 110,95 / 110,95
Stockpiles:
Energy: Maximum =
Metal: 76.468 tonnes +
Rares: 26.855 tonnes +
Crude: 61.206 barrels +
Supplies: 32.095 tonnes +
Fuel: 99.677 barrels +
Money: 1.637 +
Intelligence:
Spy numbers, spies in (active / added / lost / caught by us):
France (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 1
{ Germany (/): 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 }
{ Japan (/): 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 }​
UK (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 0
Other: 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Total: 20 / 0 / 0 / 13
Spy training leadership expenditure: 0,37 (-0,05) A spy trainer has moved to the compound researching the new Air Launched Torpedoes, after spy reserves reached 2.
Reserve: 2
A lot of political interference by axis spies from Japan, Italy, and Slovakia most notably. (see Party Organisation)
Research:
The Military Academies in Moscow and Leningrad have been very busy, improvements were made to the Army's Tactical Command Structure (Level 3),
Integrated Support (Level 3) was also getting some serious tweaks, our Artillery and AT-Artillery support Regiments will get a boost to morale.
A radical change in Divisional level organisation is now being looked at, the plan offers the possibility for Superior Firepower, adding a fifth Regiment to our Divisions.
A new type of Infantry Light Artillery (Level 4) is now being designed, to give our Infantry Regiments some extra toughness.
The VVS has finished it's first proposals for Fighter Ground Control (Level 1), based on the idea that Ground-based Radar Stations could assist our planes to find the enemy, and in combat.
They are now looking into even more efficient communication protocols between Radar Stations and Airbourne Fighter Squadrons in another Fighter Ground Control (Level 2) project

Leadership:
Research: 15,80 (+0,05)
Espionage: 0,37(-0,05)
Diplomacy: 0,02 =
Officers: 4,80 (24 officers / day) =
Total: 20,98
Statistics:
National Unity: 82,533 (+0,01)
Neutrality: 46,08 =
Dissent: 0,00 =
Manpower:
Available: 2.250.000 Men
To reinforce(need): 1.090 Men
To mobilize(need): 396.900 Men
Monthly gain: 40.100 Men (1 fully mobilised Infx3, AT Division every 8,5 days)​
Party Popularity:
- Communist Party: 52 (+5)
- Trotskyite: 7 (-2)
- Bukharinite: 10 (+1)

- Octobrist: 6 (-2)
- Social-Revolutionary: 4 (-2)
- Trudoviks: 0 (-4)
- Kadets: 7 (+1)

- Tsarists: 6 (+3)
- NTS: 5 (-3)
- POA: 3 (+3)
The Communist Party made serious popularity gains, and on the right the POA is back, this was made possible by large losses in the Capitalist part of the spectrum.
Party Organisation:
- Communist Party: 58,14 (-0,04)
- Trotskyite: 14,00 (-0,1)
- Bukharinite: 9,00 (-0,1)

- Octobrist: 9,50 (-0,1)
- Trudoviks: 6,20 (-0,1)
- Social-Revolutionary: 0,00 (-0,1)
- Kadets: 0,00 =

- Tsarists: 2,11 (+0,01)
- POA: 0,0 =
- NTS: 1,10 (+0,7)
Some serious axis spy activity has given the NTS Fascist party a sizeable boost in organisation, luckily this hasn't translated into boosted popularity (yet).
This Information is accurate on the morning of the 3rd of July 1939, I hope it serves you well in fine-tuning your possible suggestions.

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The 13th of July 1939, Just outside Vologda, +6,3°C, 10am Moscow Time

Report on the state of the Soviet Union for the ten day period between the 4th and the 13th of July 1939,

by 'Odin'

Army:
No changes to the Army in the last ten days
Officers: 58.830 + / 67.440 needed / 87,233 %
Active Leaders: 208 / 40 Reserve
Air Force:
No changes to VVS, nor Navy Air Arm numbers in the last ten days
Navy:
No changes to Navy Numbers in the last ten days
Politics / International:
No legislative changes
Nothing of note on the international scene
Industry:
Industry Numbers:
Another fortification project in Moskva (Level 3) has been delivered, as well as some Machine Gun Bunkers in Chalopienicy (Level 1).
The workers continue their work in Moskva, with a series of tunnels between command bunkers, and an underground Artillery ammunition storage facility (Level 4).
Work has started on the first Machine Gun Bunkers (Level 1) in Dubrouna, between Vitsyebsk and the Dniepr river.

Working Industrial Capacity / Available capacity: 209 / 276
IC Usage: ( Allocated IC / Need )
Upgrades: 19,24 / 103,58
Reinforcement: 0,25 / 0,48
Supplies: 4,20 / 15,68
Production: 141,37 / 141,37
Consumer Goods: 110,95 / 110,95
Stockpiles:
Energy: Maximum =
Metal: 76.473 tonnes +
Rares: 26.888 tonnes +
Crude: 62.119 barrels +
Supplies: 31.749 tonnes -
Fuel: 99.593 barrels -
Money: 1.642 +
Intelligence:
Spy numbers, spies in (active / added / lost / caught by us):
France (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 0
{ Germany (/): 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 }
{ Japan (/): 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 }​
UK (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 2
Other: 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Total: 20 / 0 / 0 / 8
Spy training leadership expenditure: 0,37
Research:
After the Red Army Medical Corps finished their research of improved Combat Medicine (Level 2), they went back to training Army medics.
VVS Training procedures have been improved again, this time for CAS Ground Crews (Level 3), these new practices will also help our Carrier-based 'Ground' Crews for our CAG's.
Now better Training procedures for CAS Pilots will be reviewed and improved (Level 2).
The electrical engineers in Leningrad have received funding for further Radar (Level 2) research.

No changes to LS distribution
Statistics:
National Unity: 82,543 (+0,01)
Neutrality: 46,07 (-0,01)
Dissent: 0,00 =
Manpower:
Available: 2.263.000 Men
To reinforce(need): 1.070 Men
To mobilize(need): 396.900 Men
Monthly gain: 40.100 Men (1 fully mobilised Infx3, AT Division every 8,5 days)​
No changes in Party Popularity:
Party Organisation:
- Communist Party: 57,76 (-0,38)
- Trotskyite: 13,80 (-0,1)
- Bukharinite: 8,90 (-0,1)

- Octobrist: 9,40 (-0,1)
- Trudoviks: 6,10 (-0,1)
- Social-Revolutionary: 0,00 =
- Kadets: 0,00 =

- Tsarists: 2,11 =
- POA: 0,0 =
- NTS: 1,97 (+0,87)
This is becoming rather worrying, it seems the tidal wave of Axis spies is simultaneously making the Communist party less organised, and the NTS more organised, this doesn't bode well for next month's popularity statistics. We need to put a stop to this somehow, the country needs to be united behind the Communist Party.
This Information is accurate on the morning of the 13th of July 1939, I hope it serves you well in fine-tuning your possible suggestions.

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17th of July 1939, theft of Logistic Strike Tactics technology

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The 17th of July 1939, A small Hotel in Kuybyshev, a small city on the Moscow-Vladivostok Trans-Siberian railway line, +5,2°C, 6am Moscow Time,

I had traveled to Kuybyshev, to look over the new plans for the expansion of the Trans-Siberian Railway line, it was pretty boring, and just as expected they said the expansion would take close to twenty years to reach Vladivostok with the current level of funding. This just isn't very high on the Committee's priority list so this won't change anytime soon. The meeting ran late and I stayed over in a small nondescript state-run hotel.

I was awakened by the incessant ringing of the phone, and when I answered, to my surprise, it wasn't 'Tri' with some small diplomatic scandal, it was 'Shest' ' our KGB 'correspondent':

"I am glad to announce that our investments to place spies in the UK have payed off, after the capture of two more British spy hunters last week, our British team started concentrating more on stealing technology, and we already have results! They have managed to steal RAF documents, with diagrams and extensive analysis, about Logistical Strike Tactics (Level 2), while the stolen tactics manuals aren't the latest, they are a huge improvement, over our total lack of Logistical Strike Tactics Manuals and guidelines. This development should make our Tactical Bomber Wings (BAD) a lot more effective in severing enemy supply lines. Interestingly the document also illustrates that for Logistical strikes, larger Strategic Bombers would be more effective than medium-sized Tactical Planes, something to think about... well, that's all, sorry to have woken you, I called when I heard, I couldn't wait to make your day!"
This is of course great news; the VVS, with it's limited research budget can use all the help it can get, only the Navy has fewer researchers. Let's hope our spies continue to deliver, and I'm going back to bed, but first:
Let's drink to our spies once again!

Greetings,

'Odin'
 
23rd of July 1939, 'Odin', 10-day report #93

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The 23rd of July 1939, Just outside Vologda, +8,2°C, 10am Moscow Time

Report on the state of the Soviet Union for the ten day period between the 14th and the 23rd of July 1939,

by 'Odin'

Army:
122 TP has finished replacing it's BT-7's with BT-7M's, it has returned to Maj. General Moskalenko's 39 TD, II TK, 2ya Tankovaya Armiya, Armoured Army Group, STAVKA. All 5 Divisions in II TK are now Arm, Motx2.
Army numbers (Brigades/Personnel) Reserves included (these numbers don't include regiments being upgraded):
Front line troops: 494 / 1.482.000
Support troops: 127 / 127.000
Total fighting troops: 621 / 1.609.000
Headquarters: 52 / 26.000
Total Army Personnel: 673 / 1.635.000
Officers: 59.040 + / 67.540 needed / 87,459 %
Active Leaders: 208 / 40 Reserve
Production of a brand new Regiment BT-7M tanks has started
Air Force:
No changes to VVS, nor Navy Air Arm numbers in the last ten days
Navy:
No changes to Navy Numbers in the last ten days
Politics / International:
No legislative changes
Nothing of note on the international scene
Industry:
Industry Numbers:
Working Industrial Capacity / Available capacity: 209 / 276
IC Usage: ( Allocated IC / Need )
Upgrades: 19,17 / 106,88
Reinforcement: 0,25 / 0,43
Supplies: 4,20 / 15,78
Production: 141,43 / 141,43
Consumer Goods: 110,95 / 110,95
Stockpiles:
Energy: Maximum =
Metal: 76.478 tonnes +
Rares: 26.917 tonnes +
Crude: 63.032 barrels +
Supplies: 31.761 tonnes +
Fuel: 99.486 barrels -
Money: 1.647 +
Intelligence:
Spy numbers, spies in (active / added / lost / caught by us):
France (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 0
{ Germany (/): 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 }
{ Japan (/): 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 }​
UK (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 1
Other: 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Total: 20 / 0 / 0 / 8
Spy training leadership expenditure: 0,37
Research:
A new 7,62mm rapid-fire Machine-gun has finished development, standard Single Engine Aircraft Armament (Level 1) will now consist of 4 of these integrated into the wings. In conjunction a new Multi-role Fighter design was developed taking full advantage of the new M-63 engine, and the new guns, the Lavochkin La-5 is a force to be reckoned with, fast and deadly.
la5cutaway.jpg

A fancy diagram of the new Lavochkin La-5 (The historical one had 4x20mm cannons, not high fire-rate machine guns, but we'll gloss over that for the sake of the narrative)
Aircraft designers are now looking into improved Single Engine Airframe (Level 1) designs
No changes to LS distribution
Statistics:
National Unity: 82,543 (+0,01)
Neutrality: 46,07 (-0,01)
Dissent: 0,00 =
Manpower:
Available: 2.274.000 Men
To reinforce(need): 990 Men
To mobilize(need): 396.900 Men
Monthly gain: 40.100 Men (1 fully mobilised Infx3, AT Division every 8,5 days)​
No changes in Party Popularity:
Party Organisation:
- Communist Party: 57,69 (-0,11)
- Trotskyite: 13,70 (-0,1)
- Bukharinite: 8,80 (-0,1)

- Octobrist: 9,30 (-0,1)
- Trudoviks: 6,00 (-0,1)
- Social-Revolutionary: 0,00 =
- Kadets: 0,00 =

- Tsarists: 2,10 (-0,01)
- POA: 0,01 (+0,01)
- NTS: 2,10 (+0,13)
It seems things are slowly calming down concerning axis Influence, as the KGB keeps catching axis spies every two days or so they must be taking a hit to research / Officer training if they want to keep replenishing these kinds of losses.
This Information is accurate on the morning of the 23rd of July 1939, I hope it serves you well in fine-tuning your possible suggestions.

'Odin'
 

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It will be interesting to see how all this hardware goes up against the Wehrmacht: they have a nasty habit of quickly chewing through all one's hard won units :(
 

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It will be interesting to see how all this hardware goes up against the Wehrmacht: they have a nasty habit of quickly chewing through all one's hard won units :(

That is, of course the big challenge of the game. By my reckoning we should have enough Infantry to properly man the Western front by the end of 1939, the only reserve for now is the Armoured Army Group, so to put up a serious defence you will be seeing some serious extra Infantry production to place corps in cities and other strategic locations, especially Guards Corps in a few very important ones... . I am hoping that the large amount of TD's on the Western Front (1 in every Infantry / Motorised Corps), that should soon be a reality, will blunt the German spearheads, even if just a little bit more than Infx3, Art. What should also be noted is that, while impressive, this isn't even close to the final form of Soviet Industry, because we are spending 100+ IC on consumer goods, once our neutrality goes down dramatically (Finnish Winter War), much of this IC will be available, so even more military production will happen.
I quickly tagged around to see IC strength throughout the Majors, and right now the UK has more IC allocated to Production and Upgrades than even the Soviet Union (with only about 160 base IC compared to our 209), they do have Consumer Product Orientation policy, so their production is quite a bit less efficient than ours. The Americans seem to be building extra factories (They're up to 280+ from 265 base IC at the start), which is rather worrying for the end-game, right now their laws are really bad, so they have only half of that as available and spend a lot on Consumer goods.
If all else fails, we can always win through attrition, if we survive long enough... Theoretically we should be able to out-produce, and out-reinforce the Germans in the long run, the longer they wait to attack, the stronger we will be... I guess we'll see what happens...
 
2nd of August 1939, 'Odin', 10-day report #94

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The 2nd of August 1939, Just outside Vologda, +5,2°C, 10am Moscow Time

Report on the state of the Soviet Union for the ten day period between the 24th of July and the 2nd of August 1939,

by 'Odin'

Army:
No changes in the Army for the last ten days
Officers: 59.040 + / 67.540 needed / 87,815 %
Air Force:
No changes to VVS, nor Navy Air Arm numbers in the last ten days
Navy:
No changes to Navy Numbers in the last ten days
Politics / International:
No legislative changes
Nothing of note on the international scene
Industry:
Industry Numbers:
6 new Industrial Complexes have been delivered in Makhnevo, Kirovgrad, Niznji Tagil, Sverdlovsk, Alapaevsk and Tyurinsk, they have just started gearing up for production.
The AIr Bases in Homel and Berezan finished their latest expansions (Level 4, and Level 2).
Ground was broken on 3 more Industrial Complexes in Nizhnaya Tura, Berezniki and Uray.
The expansion of Berezan Air Base continues with an extra Air Strip (Level 3).
Work has also started on a new Air Base in Novomoskovosk.
A new fortification program was started to fortify largeish cities, the first candidate is Minsk, where the first Machine-Gun Bunkers are now being built.
The Arrays, and electronics for two Radar Stations are now being produced on two re-purposed production lines, questions still remain on how to deploy these Radar Stations in the most effective way.
(see future update)
Working Industrial Capacity / Available capacity: 209 / 276
IC Usage: ( Allocated IC / Need )
Upgrades: 20,38 / 104,57
Reinforcement: 0,15 / 0,22
Supplies: 4,20 / 15,54
Production: 140,33 / 140,33
Consumer Goods: 110,95 / 110,95
Stockpiles:
Energy: Maximum =
Metal: 76.483 tonnes +
Rares: 26.947 tonnes +
Crude: 63.945 barrels +
Supplies: 32.239 tonnes +
Fuel: 99.470 barrels -
Money: 1.648 +
Intelligence:
Spy numbers, spies in (active / added / lost / caught by us):
France (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 0
{ Germany (/): 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 }
{ Japan (/): 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 }​
UK (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 1 / 0
Other: 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Total: 20 / 0 / 0 / 8
Spy training leadership expenditure: 0,37
Research:
No completed projects, no new projects.
No changes to LS distribution
Statistics:
National Unity: 82,563 (+0,01)
Neutrality: 46,06 (-0,01)
Dissent: 0,00 =
Manpower:
Available: 2.286.000 Men
To reinforce(need): 740 Men
To mobilize(need): 396.900 Men
Monthly gain: 40.100 Men (1 fully mobilised Infx3, AT Division every 8,5 days)​
Party Popularity:
- Communist Party: 52 =
- Trotskyite: 9 (+2)
- Bukharinite: 6 (-4)

- Octobrist: 10 (+4)
- Social-Revolutionary: 8 (+4)
- Trudoviks: 1 (+1)
- Kadets: 6 (-1)

- Tsarists: 5 (-1)
- NTS: 3 (-2)
- POA: 0 (-3)
Somehow the foreign influence on behalf of the Fascist factions seems to have benefited the capitalist ones, to the point where the Octobrists are becoming a threat to unified government again. The Communist Party retained it's majority in the polls, and the Trotskyites even gained in popularity, so I'm not complaining, nor is Stalin.
Party Organisation:
- Communist Party: 57,92 (+0,23)
- Trotskyite: 13,70 =
- Bukharinite: 8,80 =

- Octobrist: 9,30 =
- Trudoviks: 6,00 =
- Social-Revolutionary: 0,00 =
- Kadets: 0,00 =

- Tsarists: 2,10 =
- POA: 0,00 (-0,01)
- NTS: 2,10 =
Things have gone back to 'normal', the Communist Party gaining in Organisation again with most of the Axis spies nowhere to be found...
This Information is accurate on the morning of the 2nd of August 1939, I hope it serves you well in fine-tuning your possible suggestions.

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6th of August 1939, 'Tri', call about Molotov-von Neurath pact

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The 6th of August 1939, Minsk, near the Polish Border, a worker's shed next to the base of what is to be a Machine-Gun Bunker, +8,1°C, 4pm Moscow Time

I had gone to Minsk, on an invitation from 'Devyat' ' to go and see where the new fortifications, hardening the city, will be built. He was very enthousiastic as spending on fortifications has doubled since the start of the program, and 'Devyat' ', being a builder at heart dreams of a fully fortified border like the Maginot-line. He is ready to settle for current investment levels as the amount of units to man such a border line has not been deployed yet. As we got to the foundation of the westernmost Machine-Gun Bunker, less than a kilometer from the Polish Border, I was motioned towards a workman's shed, that had been equipped with telecommunications, a telephone call for me, again, if they need to know, they always know where to find me, it is not clear how this works, but they just do. None of us knows the true extent of the Secret Committee's network, information being, of course compartimentalised. It was 'Tri' on the telephone, and he was very cheerful:

"You will soon read about the non-aggression pact that has just been signed with Germany right here in the Kremlin. It has been dubbed the Molotov-Von Neurath Pact by the Capitalist media (named after the two Foreign Ministers who signed it). The Germans will surely attack us anyway sooner or later, but what makes me so happy today are all the secret clauses, negotiated in secret for months now. The secret part of the deals stipulates that Germany will recognise, or at least not interfere with our claims on the Baltic States, Karelia and Eastern Poland. That last one is, for now unenforceable, as Poland is a member of the Allies, but if the Germans were to take over Poland they have to give us the Eastern half, or face a 2 front war with us and the Allies at once. The Germans also promised a buffer-state between German, and Soviet Poland, but it would just be a puppet of Germany without it's own Army, so essentially a symbolic concession. We can now finally roll our muscles to take what is rightly ours and be sure to get away with it!... I'm drinking champagne right now, so should you."
I looked towards Eastern Poland, and thought to myself, that all of those forests, and a few cities behind them, would be ours sooner rather than later, and probably without a bloody war, well not for us anyway. Let us rejoice, and plan the next step now. We should wait a little not to make it seem like these claims were part of the deal. Stalin has hinted Finland should be the first government to hand over part of their territory under threat of war... (Hindsight laughing with it's deep, evil, laugh)

Greetings,

'Odin'

P.S. 9pm Moscow Time,

Germany is Mobilising it's Army...​
 
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The 12th of August 1939, Just outside Vologda, +1,2°C with heavy rain, 10am Moscow Time

Report on the state of the Soviet Union for the ten day period between the 3rd and the 12th of August 1939,

by 'Odin'

Army:
No changes in the Army for the last ten days
Officers: 59.550 + / 67.540 needed / 88,170 %
Air Force:
No changes to VVS, nor Navy Air Arm numbers in the last ten days
Navy:
No changes to Navy Numbers in the last ten days
Politics / International:
No legislative changes
The Molotov-Von Neurath (Molotov-Ribbentrop) pact was signed, secretly dividing up north-eastern Europe between Germany and the Soviet Union.
Industry:
Industry Numbers:
The 6 new Industrial Complexes in Makhnevo, Kirovgrad, Niznji Tagil, Sverdlovsk, Alapaevsk and Tyurinsk have reached half of full production capacity.
Working Industrial Capacity / Available capacity: 212 / 280
IC Usage: ( Allocated IC / Need )
Upgrades: 24,29 / 100,31
Reinforcement: 0,30 / 0,57
Supplies: 4,20 / 16,51
Production: 140,34 / 140,34
Consumer Goods: 110,88 / 110,88 (-0,07)
Stockpiles:
Energy: Maximum =
Metal: 76.472 tonnes -
Rares: 26.968 tonnes +
Crude: 64.858 barrels +
Supplies: 31.737 tonnes -
Fuel: 99.428 barrels -
Money: 1.650 +
Intelligence:
Spy numbers, spies in (active / added / lost / caught by us):
France (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 0
{ Germany (/): 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 }
{ Japan (/): 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 }​
UK (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 0
Other: 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Total: 20 / 0 / 0 / 7
Spy training leadership expenditure: 0,37
Research:
No completed projects, no new projects.
No changes to LS distribution
Statistics:
National Unity: 82,573 (+0,01)
Neutrality: 40,06 (-5,20)
Dissent: 0,00 =
Manpower:
Available: 2.298.000 Men
To reinforce(need): 820 Men
To mobilize(need): 396.900 Men
Monthly gain: 40.100 Men (1 fully mobilised Infx3, AT Division every 8,5 days)​
No changes to Party Popularity:
Party Organisation:
- Communist Party: 58,04 (+0,12)
- Trotskyite: 13,60 (-0,1)
- Bukharinite: 8,70 (-0,1)

- Octobrist: 9,20 (-0,1)
- Trudoviks: 5,90 (-0,1)
- Social-Revolutionary: 0,00 =
- Kadets: 0,00 =

- Tsarists: 2,00 (-0,1)
- POA: 0,00 =
- NTS: 2,00 (-0,1)
This Information is accurate on the morning of the 12th of August 1939, I hope it serves you well in fine-tuning your possible suggestions.

'Odin'
 
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What does the border with Finland look like? Fuel and supplies will be a issue in that winter-wonderland so I would suggest most of the Divisions are Infantry and/or cavalry. I am not sure if you are looking for advice, but many of their most important provinces are coastal. So may I suggest a two-punch strategy. Send in Divisions to engage Finnish units all along the border and then a second wave of troops landing in their ports once the 'first' punch has drawn their notice. It depends on your Navy, of course, and if they can control the coastal waters. And, of course, Air Superior will make grabbing air bases important but also will be a perfect job for the new carrier.
 

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What does the border with Finland look like? Fuel and supplies will be a issue in that winter-wonderland so I would suggest most of the Divisions are Infantry and/or cavalry. I am not sure if you are looking for advice, but many of their most important provinces are coastal. So may I suggest a two-punch strategy. Send in Divisions to engage Finnish units all along the border and then a second wave of troops landing in their ports once the 'first' punch has drawn their notice. It depends on your Navy, of course, and if they can control the coastal waters. And, of course, Air Superior will make grabbing air bases important but also will be a perfect job for the new carrier.
Interesting ideas. An early chance to test out the power projection capabilities of the new carrier-based naval doctrine?
 

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What does the border with Finland look like? Fuel and supplies will be a issue in that winter-wonderland so I would suggest most of the Divisions are Infantry and/or cavalry.

FinishFront15_08_39.jpg

Right now, we have XXII GSK (5x Mtnx3) guarding Murmansk, and aiming for Oulu. Across from Karelia we have XIV MSK (3x Motx3, 1x Motx2), aiming for Sortavala, and Ruokolahti with it's Air Base. in the south we have 1ya Armiya ( I SK, II SK, III SK (3x(5x Infx3, AT + Infx2, TD))) with Viipuri as primary, and Helsinki as secondary objective.
XXIII SK (5x Infx3, AT) is in reserve in Leningrad, and could be used for possible naval landings.​

many of their most important provinces are coastal. So may I suggest a two-punch strategy. Send in Divisions to engage Finnish units all along the border and then a second wave of troops landing in their ports once the 'first' punch has drawn their notice. It depends on your Navy, of course, and if they can control the coastal waters.

The absolute overriding priority for the Finish campaign is to capture Viipuri as quickly as possible (we need it for the Restore the Officer Corps event, which will lift a -15% modifier on our Leadership). Your strategy sounds good, the first punch along the front will depend on the AI's pro-activeness, but it has the units to pull it off. A naval invasion would need to be against lightly guarded provinces, as we have only 2 transport flotilla's (2nd one will be delivered on the 17th of August). But we will still attack Viipuri by sea, as soon as possible. The entire surface navy is in the Baltic right now, and taking down the Finish Navy / controlling coastal waters should not be a problem.​

Air Superior will make grabbing air bases important but also will be a perfect job for the new carrier.
An early chance to test out the power projection capabilities of the new carrier-based naval doctrine?

The Leningrad should be delivered by the 20th of October, so we will probably have 2 CVL's for Air Superiority over the Finish coast, the CVL's will be integrated into the Red Banner Baltic Fleet (2xBB, 1xCA, and 7 escorts), so the CAG's should not be indispensable to win naval battles against the Finish Navy.​
 
22nd of August 1939, 'Odin', 10-day report #96

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The 22nd of August 1939, Just outside Vologda, +2,4°C, 10am Moscow Time

Report on the state of the Soviet Union for the ten day period between the 13th and the 22nd of August 1939,

by 'Odin'

Army:
30. GSD (Mtnx3) has been deployed to Lt. General Klyuchko's XXI GSK, 9ya Armiya, 5th Army Group, Stalingrad HQ.
A new Infx2, TD unit has been deployed to Lt. General Kondratchev's XIII SK, 7ya Armiya, 3rd Army Group, Brjansk HQ.
2. GIP (Eng) has been deployed to Maj. General Golikov's 2. GvTD (Armx2, Mot), I GvTK, 2ya Tankovaya Armiya, Armoured Army Group, STAVKA.

Army numbers (Brigades/Personnel) Reserves included (these numbers don't include regiments being upgraded):
Front line troops: 499 / 1.497.000
Support troops: 129 / 129.000
Total fighting troops: 628 / 1.626.000
Headquarters: 52 / 26.000
Total Army Personnel: 680 / 1.652.000
Officers: 59.790 + / 68.330 needed / 87,502 %
Active Leaders: 209 / 39 Reserve
A new Mtnx2 unit is now being trained to give XX GSK HQ some fighting ability.
Production has started on SU-85 Tank Destroyers for another Infx2, TD unit, we continue giving our Western Front SK HQ's the power to stop tanks (hopefully).
A third Guards Engineer Regiment has started production.
Army Leadership:
New leader Maj. General Verkholovich SK2 has been given command of the new 30. GSD (Mtnx3), XXI GSK, 9ya Armiya, 5th Army Group, Stalingrad HQ.
Air Force:
A new group of I-16 Interceptors, 43. IAD, has been deployed to Air Maj. General Skripko's V. IAD
Airplane Numbers (Wings/Planes):
Interceptors: 17 / 1700
Close Air Support: 1 / 100
Carrier Air Groups: 3 / 300
Single Engined: 21 / 2.100
Tactical Bomber: 4 / 400
Total Bombers: 5 / 500
Total VVS: 22 / 2.200
Total Navy: 3 / 300
Total Airplanes: 25 / 2.500
Active Leaders: 11 / 19 Reserve
Production of 100 La-5 Fighters, has started, these will form 44. IAD and will be used as escorts for I ShAD.
Navy:
2. Flotiliya Transportnaya has been deployed to Commander Papanin's Red Banner Baltic Fleet based in Leningrad.
Navy Numbers (Flotillas / Ships)
Transports: 2 / 10
AG-boat Class (I): 11 / 55
Series II Class(II): 9 / 45
Series V-bis Class(III): 3 / 15
Submarines: 23 / 115
Norvik-Class (I) : 3 / 15
Gnevnyi-Class (II): 2 / 10
Kiev-Class: 1 / 5
Destroyers: 6 / 30
Light Cruisers / Profitern-Class (I): 3
Escorts: 8 / 33
Heavy Cruiser / Krasnyi Kavkaz (I): 1
Battleships / Gangut-Class (I): 3
Escort Carriers / Moskva (I): 1
Capitals: 4
Total combat ships: 14 / 38
Total Navy: 39 / 163
Leaders: 12 / 8 Reserve
In the Sevastopol shipyards, work has started on the Kiyev, the first Fleet Carrier to be built in the Soviet Union, it is estimated it will take 19 month's to complete, but that's not counting the experience gained by the construction of the Leningrad.
Politics / International:
No legislative changes
Nothing of note on the international scene
Industry:
Industry Numbers:
The 6 new Industrial Complexes in Makhnevo, Kirovgrad, Niznji Tagil, Sverdlovsk, Alapaevsk and Tyurinsk have reached full production capacity.
Working Industrial Capacity / Available capacity: 215 / 284
IC Usage: ( Allocated IC / Need )
Upgrades: 26,22 / 98,37
Reinforcement: 0,40 / 0,71
Supplies: 4,58 / 16,82
Production: 140,63 / 140,63
Consumer Goods: 112,18 / 110,88 (+1,30)
Stockpiles:
Energy: Maximum =
Metal: 76.419 tonnes -
Rares: 26.968 tonnes =
Crude: 65.771 barrels +
Supplies: 31.371 tonnes -
Fuel: 99.325 barrels -
Money: 1.653 +
Intelligence:
Spy numbers, spies in (active / added / lost / caught by us):
France (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 0
{ Germany (/): 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 }
{ Japan (/): 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 }​
UK (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 1 / 1
Other: 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Total: 20 / 0 / 1 / 12
Spy training leadership expenditure: 0,37
Research:
No completed projects, no new projects.
No changes to LS distribution
Statistics:
National Unity: 82,583 (+0,01)
Neutrality: 40,86 =
Dissent: 0,00 =
Manpower:
Available: 2.294.000 Men
To reinforce(need): 620 Men
To mobilize(need): 302.300 Men
Monthly gain: 40.100 Men (1 fully mobilised Infx3, AT Division every 8,5 days)​
No changes to Party Popularity:
Party Organisation:
- Communist Party: 58,46 (+0,42)
- Trotskyite: 13,60 =
- Bukharinite: 8,70 =

- Octobrist: 9,20 =
- Trudoviks: 5,90 =
- Social-Revolutionary: 0,00 =
- Kadets: 0,00 =

- Tsarists: 2,01 (+0,01)
- POA: 0,00 =
- NTS: 2,05 (+0,05)
This Information is accurate on the morning of the 22nd of August 1939, I hope it serves you well in fine-tuning your possible suggestions.

'Odin'
 
1st of September 1939, 'Odin', 10-day report #97

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The 1st of September 1939, Just outside Vologda, +1,8°C, 10am Moscow Time

Report on the state of the Soviet Union for the ten day period between the 23rd of August and the 1st of September 1939,

by 'Odin'

Army:
44. 'Kievskaya' GSD (Mtnx3) has been deployed to Lt. General Klyuchko's XXI GSK, 9ya Armiya, 5th Army Group, Stalingrad HQ.
3. and 4. IP (Eng) have been deployed to Maj. General Eremenko's 15. MSD (Motx3), and Maj. General Maslennikov's 36. MSD (Motx3), XIV MSK, 1st Army Group, Leningrad-Archanglesk HQ.
293. and 294. MSP (Mot) have been deployed to Maj. General Remezov F.N.'s 81. MSD (Motx2), XIV MSK, 1st Army Group, Leningrad-Archanglesk HQ.

Army numbers (Brigades/Personnel) Reserves included (these numbers don't include regiments being upgraded):
Front line troops: 504 / 1.512.000
Support troops: 131 / 131.000
Total fighting troops: 635 / 1.643.000
Headquarters: 52 / 26.000
Total Army Personnel: 680 / 1.669.000
Officers: 60.030 + / 69.120 needed / 86,849 %
Active Leaders: 210 / 38 Reserve
3 new Eng Regiments have started training
A new Mtnx2 unit is now being trained to give XXI GSK HQ some fighting ability.
Production of Army Trucks continues, the next batch will form 2 new Mot Regiments, these will form 81. MSD.
Army Leadership:
The previous leader of 146. SD Maj. General Iuchimchuk SK1 has been given command of the new 44. GSD (Mtnx3), XXI GSK, 9ya Armiya, 5th Army Group, Stalingrad HQ.
Air Force:
No changes in the VVS, or the Navy Air Arm for the last ten days.
Navy:
No changes in the Navy for the last ten days
Politics / International:
No legislative changes
Nothing of note on the international scene
Industry:
Industry Numbers:
Working Industrial Capacity / Available capacity: 215 / 284
IC Usage: ( Allocated IC / Need )
Upgrades: 26,69 / 95,58
Reinforcement: 0,35 / 0,69
Supplies: 4,58 / 17,06
Production: 140,21 / 140,21
Consumer Goods: 112,18 / 112,18 =
Stockpiles:
Energy: Maximum =
Metal: 76.448 tonnes
Rares: 26.968 tonnes =
Crude: 66.684 barrels +
Supplies: 31.151 tonnes -
Fuel: 99.152 barrels -
Money: 1.649 +
Intelligence:
Spy numbers, spies in (active / added / lost / caught by us)
France (Tech Espionage / Counterespionage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 2
{ Germany (/): 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 }
{ Japan (/): 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 }​
UK (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 9 / 0 / 1 / 0
Other: 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Total: 20 / 0 / 1 / 7
Spy training leadership expenditure: 0,37
Research:
Our Special Forces (Level 2) has been improved again by our Military Academies.
Managing large battles with hundreds of thousands of troops reinforcing and retreating at once is very complicated, and a special team is now looking into the design of Grand Battle Plans.

No changes to LS distribution
Statistics:
National Unity: 82,593 (+0,01)
Neutrality: 40,86 =
Dissent: 0,00 =
Manpower:
Available: 2.292.000 Men
To reinforce(need): 670 Men
To mobilize(need): 407.700 Men
Monthly gain: 40.100 Men (1 fully mobilised Infx3, AT Division every 8,5 days)​
Party Popularity:
- Communist Party: 59 (+7)
- Trotskyite: 9 =
- Bukharinite: 2 (-4)

- Octobrist: 7 (-3)
- Social-Revolutionary: 12 (+4)
- Trudoviks: 1 =
- Kadets: 2 (-4)

- Tsarists: 0 (-5)
- NTS: 5 (+2)
- POA: 2 (+2)
The Communist Party has become the uncontested governing party in the people's hearts and minds, together with the Trotskyites 68% of the Soviet people stand behind their government.
Party Organisation:
- Communist Party: 58,50 (+0,04)
- Trotskyite: 13,40 (-0,20)
- Bukharinite: 8,50 (-0,20)

- Octobrist: 9,00 (-0,20)
- Trudoviks: 5,70 (-0,20)
- Social-Revolutionary: 0,00 =
- Kadets: 0,00 =

- Tsarists: 1,90 (-0,11)
- POA: 0,00 =
- NTS: 2,40 (+0,35)
This Information is accurate on the morning of the 1st of September 1939, I hope it serves you well in fine-tuning your possible suggestions.

'Odin'
 
1st of September 1939,'Tri', telegram about 'Danzig or War' and German DOW on Poland

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The 1st of September 1939, Just outside Vologda, +2,4°C, 5pm Moscow Time.

My new report had only just reached Stalin's desk, when we received a telegram from Moskva, 'Tri' wrote:

- So it begins - STOP - Germans at war with Allies over Danzig - STOP - Lucky our troops are ready on Polish Border - STOP - be ready to enforce pact - STOP

There was a picture attached, the Germans had sent us a picture of the first Stuka-strike of the war, it isn't clear what they mean with this picture, all we know is what we can see, and the promise of the Eastern half of Poland.

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Stuka's Over Poland
Stalin wanted to declare war as well, but there is no broad support for a war, neither in the Party, nor among the people. Our troops are ready on the border, ready for any eventuality.

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Our troops got to the border just in time.
Odessa HQ has started deploying 8ya Armiya to the Romanian border as well, this seems like it's going to be a big war. A big debate started within the Committee about when to Mobilise the Army, as once the Germans get Warszawa, we will have the all clear for territorial demands from Finland.

An hour later the USA started Gearing up for war. This might be a problem in the future, but for now, let us hope they will be the enemy of our enemy.

Everyone seems to be going a bit crazy, and champagne will be popped as our path to greatness is, now, in sight.

Good night,

'Odin'​
 

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I doubt you have to worry much about the Americans at this point (see every Non-American HoI3 AAR ever made). You should worry more about Finland and, a tad, about Japan.
 
11th of September 1939, 'Odin', 10-day report #98

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The 11th of September 1939, Just outside Vologda, +1,8°C, 10am Moscow Time

Report on the state of the Soviet Union for the ten day period between the 1st and the 11th of September 1939,

by 'Odin'

Army:
4 new Art Regiments have been deployed to 66, 26, 29, and 32. SD on the Far Eastern Theatre.
Army numbers (Brigades/Personnel) Reserves included (these numbers don't include regiments being upgraded):
Front line troops: 504 / 1.512.000
Support troops: 135 / 135.000
Total fighting troops: 639 / 1.647.000
Headquarters: 52 / 26.000
Total Army Personnel: 691 / 1.673.000
Officers: 60.270 + / 69.520 needed / 86,694 %
Active Leaders: 210 / 38 Reserve
Production of 5 new Art Regiments has started.
Air Force:
No changes in the VVS, or the Navy Air Arm for the last ten days.
Navy:
No changes in the Navy for the last ten days
Politics / International:
No legislative changes
Danzig or War, Germany and Slovakia DOW on Poland and Allies
USA is Gearing up for War.
Canada has joined the Allies
Axis members Mengkukuo, Italy, Hungary, Japan, Ethiopia, Manchukuo have started mobilising, in that order.
The Netherlands, Luxemburg, and Belgium have also started mobilising their 'strong' armies.

German-Polish War:
GPW11:09:39.jpg

In ten days the Wehrmacht has made great strides with their new high speed surprise warfare. Most notably the Germans have taken possession of Katowice and Krakow in the south, as well as Danzig along the Baltic Coast, as well as the Air Base (Level 1) in Suwalki.
Despite being clearly on the back foot, the Polish Army has managed to reach the outskirts of Breslau, one province away from the border, while the Wehrmacht is one province away from Lodz.
Secret talks with the Allies, still have reached no agreement on the USSR shortening the hopeless war in Poland without incurring the wrath of all of the Allies, this means we will probably not get involved, and the Polish figure as much as only a single Polish Infantry Division remains on our shared border. We should be getting our half of Poland anyway, as the Germans surely can't possibly think they can deal with us, and the Allies at the same time...
Industry:
Industry Numbers:
Working Industrial Capacity / Available capacity: 215 / 284
IC Usage: ( Allocated IC / Need )
Upgrades: 30,90 / 88,05
Reinforcement: 0,40 / 0,72
Supplies: 4,57 / 19,67
Production: 143,74 / 143,74
Consumer Goods: 99,39 / 99,39 (-12,79)​
Stockpiles:
Energy: Maximum =
Metal: 76.474 tonnes +
Rares: 26.969 tonnes +
Crude: 67.313 barrels +
Supplies: 30.600 tonnes -
Fuel: 99.014 barrels -
Money: 1.649 +
Intelligence:
Spy numbers, spies in (active / added / lost / caught by us)
France (Tech Espionage / Counterespionage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 1
{ Germany (/): 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 }
{ Japan (/): 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 }​
UK (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 1
Other: 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Total: 20 / 0 / 0 / 9
Spy training leadership expenditure: 0,37
Research:
Right on cue for the coming war a more efficient Civil Defence (Level 2) has been organised.
A new recruitment round for the future Education (Level 3) of Spies, Diplomats, Officers, and Researchers has started.

No changes to LS distribution
Statistics:
National Unity: 82,603 (+0,01)
Neutrality: 0,00 (-40,86)
Dissent: 0,00 =
Manpower:
Available: 2.300.000 Men
To reinforce(need): 460 Men
To mobilize(need): 409.000 Men
Monthly gain: 40.100 Men (1 fully mobilised Infx3, AT Division every 8,5 days)​
No changes in Party Popularity:
Party Organisation:
- Communist Party: 58,73 (+0,23)
- Trotskyite: 13,40 =
- Bukharinite: 8,50 =

- Octobrist: 9,00 =
- Trudoviks: 5,70 =
- Social-Revolutionary: 0,00 =
- Kadets: 0,02 (+0,02)

- Tsarists: 1,90 =
- POA: 0,06 (+0,06)
- NTS: 2,82 (+0,42)
This Information is accurate on the morning of the 11th of September 1939, I hope it serves you well in fine-tuning your possible suggestions.

'Odin'
 

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The 11th of September 1939, Just outside Vologda, +1,8°C, 10am Moscow Time

Report on the state of the Soviet Union for the ten day period between the 1st and the 11th of September 1939,

by 'Odin'

Army:
4 new Art Regiments have been deployed to 66, 26, 29, and 32. SD on the Far Eastern Theatre.
Army numbers (Brigades/Personnel) Reserves included (these numbers don't include regiments being upgraded):
Front line troops: 504 / 1.512.000
Support troops: 135 / 135.000
Total fighting troops: 639 / 1.647.000
Headquarters: 52 / 26.000
Total Army Personnel: 691 / 1.673.000
Officers: 60.270 + / 69.520 needed / 86,694 %
Active Leaders: 210 / 38 Reserve
Production of 5 new Art Regiments has started.​
Air Force:
No changes in the VVS, or the Navy Air Arm for the last ten days.
Navy:
No changes in the Navy for the last ten days
Politics / International:
No legislative changes
Danzig or War, Germany and Slovakia DOW on Poland and Allies
USA is Gearing up for War.
Canada has joined the Allies
Axis members Mengkukuo, Italy, Hungary, Japan, Ethiopia, Manchukuo have started mobilising, in that order.
The Netherlands, Luxemburg, and Belgium have also started mobilising their 'strong' armies.

German-Polish War:
View attachment 276833
In ten days the Wehrmacht has made great strides with their new high speed surprise warfare. Most notably the Germans have taken possession of Katowice and Krakow in the south, as well as Danzig along the Baltic Coast, as well as the Air Base (Level 1) in Suwalki.
Despite being clearly on the back foot, the Polish Army has managed to reach the outskirts of Breslau, one province away from the border, while the Wehrmacht is one province away from Lodz.
Secret talks with the Allies, still have reached no agreement on the USSR shortening the hopeless war in Poland without incurring the wrath of all of the Allies, this means we will probably not get involved, and the Polish figure as much as only a single Polish Infantry Division remains on our shared border. We should be getting our half of Poland anyway, as the Germans surely can't possibly think they can deal with us, and the Allies at the same time...
Industry:
Industry Numbers:
Working Industrial Capacity / Available capacity: 215 / 284
IC Usage: ( Allocated IC / Need )
Upgrades: 30,90 / 88,05
Reinforcement: 0,40 / 0,72
Supplies: 4,57 / 19,67
Production: 143,74 / 143,74
Consumer Goods: 99,39 / 99,39 (-12,79)​
Stockpiles:
Energy: Maximum =
Metal: 76.474 tonnes +
Rares: 26.969 tonnes +
Crude: 67.313 barrels +
Supplies: 30.600 tonnes -
Fuel: 99.014 barrels -
Money: 1.649 +
Intelligence:
Spy numbers, spies in (active / added / lost / caught by us)
France (Tech Espionage / Counterespionage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 1
{ Germany (/): 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 }
{ Japan (/): 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 }​
UK (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 1
Other: 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Total: 20 / 0 / 0 / 9
Spy training leadership expenditure: 0,37​
Research:
Right on cue for the coming war a more efficient Civil Defence (Level 2) has been organised.
A new recruitment round for the future Education (Level 3) of Spies, Diplomats, Officers, and Researchers has started.

No changes to LS distribution
Statistics:
National Unity: 82,603 (+0,01)
Neutrality: 0,00 (-40,86)
Dissent: 0,00 =
Manpower:
Available: 2.300.000 Men
To reinforce(need): 460 Men
To mobilize(need): 409.000 Men
Monthly gain: 40.100 Men (1 fully mobilised Infx3, AT Division every 8,5 days)​
No changes in Party Popularity:
Party Organisation:
- Communist Party: 58,73 (+0,23)
- Trotskyite: 13,40 =
- Bukharinite: 8,50 =

- Octobrist: 9,00 =
- Trudoviks: 5,70 =
- Social-Revolutionary: 0,00 =
- Kadets: 0,02 (+0,02)

- Tsarists: 1,90 =
- POA: 0,06 (+0,06)
- NTS: 2,82 (+0,42)
This Information is accurate on the morning of the 11th of September 1939, I hope it serves you well in fine-tuning your possible suggestions.

'Odin'
Momentous events - its that time of the game! Finland will of course be the big test of the rejuvenated Red Army you have built and the path to better leadership for it. If thing turn out in the West as the Allies (especially the French) must fear, that ultimate test against the Wehrmacht is creeping ever closer. BTW, I'm not sure the rapid growth of Trotskyite support will be welcomed much by Uncle Joe: I foresee him 'picking a fight' :rolleyes: with his former colleague turned adversary in the not too distant future.

PS: would you (not Odin) but let's say Soviet agent code named 'RoverS3' like a short and low key visit, accompanying the foreign minister, to an alt-world Ankara for the 28 January 1939 Glorious Union Foundation Day celebrations? The guests are about to arrive and your avatar is cordially invited. :)