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- Apr 24, 2007
Very interesting! I will follow this thread.
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Mikhail and Akilina work well together; I rather enjoy their dynamic. Also, blending backstory as you set the stage for the present is working nicely for me.
Akilina seems to be the one who dominates both the couple and the Soviet Union, but the two together complete each other, making for a good tandem to lead the Soviets into space.
I like having the backstory, and if you don't find it to be too much, it will maje for a good additional part of the AAR.
Now the real question is can this virtual reality device be used to play Stellaris? A game within a game.
Sounds like Mikhail will keep the people happy while Akilina does the hard work.
Can the namelist be fixed to include more Soviet names? It is kind of strange to see that people with English-speaking-world names get to the top positions of the (Soviet Union?)
Very interesting! I will follow this thread.
It's not very surprising, but the new Soviet Union seems heavily influenced by its military. Kind of comes from dragging humanity back from the brink.
Akilina and Mikhail will face some tough challenges in the year to come if they want to eradicate poverty and remove those industrial wastelands to make them inhabitable.
Great style and fascinating backstory! Can't wait to read more background detail.
One thing though is that neither Glazkov nor Glakov can credibly be a given name, both are surnames. The closest thing to that which is a name is Iakov. Akilina is insanely uncommon but can probably work due to futuristic setting
Earth is in better shape than I'd expected. That said, I don't know how long it's been since WW3.
What year are we in? How has the earth rebounded from 40m to 7bn in only a few decades?
Never trained to use weapons? Unlikely: USSR had compulsory military service for all males with very few exceptions. And school lessons of Life Safety Fundamentals often included teaching how to assemble and disassemble the AK.While he was never trained to use weapons, Glazkov...
Genetic mutation? I could see the Soviets doing that if they had alien DNA on hand.
Combining alien DNA with humans, likely making super soldiers... The Soviets are definitely fine with morally ambiguous science. Still, the uses of said super soldiers are obvious.
Never trained to use weapons? Unlikely: USSR had compulsory military service for all males with very few exceptions. And school lessons of Life Safety Fundamentals often included teaching how to assemble and disassemble the AK.
If the time is some days/months after the WW3(1962), then Glazkov, who was a "young man" at the time (suppose 25-30yr old), should have attended the military service unless he had.. reasons.
P.S.: And yes, Glazkov is a family name.
An interesting set of circumstances-am intrigued to understand more of what is being hinted at
You got into military in USSR (and Russia here is essentially the same) at 18yr old, unless you were:I'm not certain but I would think that the USSR would have set compulsory military service age limit from 18 to mid-20s.
So they're at war, right? Surely a young man, even a teenager, would be taught arms. The Great Patriotic War had tens of thousands of boys and girls hiding their age and saying they are already 18 and can fight, even if they could have been 14/15.Well, he could've entered the bunker at an age below that of compulsory military services and never got a chance to do so due to the war
Subscribed. I'm curious about how these Soviets get from ruins to orbit.
It seems the super soldier was a bit of a failure, considering it wasn't very obedient. Try again, I guess?
You got into military in USSR (and Russia here is essentially the same) at 18yr old, unless you were:
If you finished the university without taking those courses and still were under 27, then you got conscripted as a private. GL,HF.
- Ill(not like unfit for service at all, like just broke a leg recently), which gives you a temporary pass until you are healthy again
- Only family's income producer or other family reasons
- College/University student (but then you had to take up courses to be a reserve officer)
You were also expected to take Basic Military Training lessons (since 16yr old) and get a useful specialty like driver, radioman etc. unless you wanted to peel potatoes all the time.
So they're at war, right? Surely a young man, even a teenager, would be taught arms. The Great Patriotic War had tens of thousands of boys and girls hiding their age and saying they are already 18 and can fight, even if they could have been 14/15.
Caught up again, nice story. So there are aleady some aliens, lets see what can be learned from studying them. Maybe a way to get off the devastated planet?