I became Stalin chapter 235
The colonial crisis shook up the still turbulent British politics.
In London, daily protests demanded more rations and an end to the war, and protests demanding that the colonies be maintained for the glory of the British Empire.
“Long live the British Empire! God save the queen! India will forever belong to England!”
“Look at the death of the young! How long will you waste your young life in war? Retreat, imperialists!”
The police were stuck between the two radical protesters and had to stop those who wielded bricks and poles at each other.
“Hey, stop it! stop!”
Whoa profit! Even after blowing a whistle and blocking it with a police shield, the protesters saw that their attack was blocked and threw stones with more force.
Someone’s head was broken and blood was flowing, and someone had a broken tooth. Some fell to the floor and trampled on the shoes of angry protesters. In central London, clashes broke out day by day, and police from all over the country had to be called out and gathered.
Nevertheless, the regime was still able to maintain its power.
“You want to give up the colony and stay on the island again? How do you mean that?”
“We have ruled the land for hundreds of years, but now they come and throw it away?”
Conservatives still did not give up colonial rule. In their opinion, the culmination of the British feat for hundreds of years was colonization, and giving up and staying on the island was a great retreat.
The British remembered the nightmare of the incompetent King John, who was defeated in the Hundred Years’ War and lost all territories on the continent. A small island country that has no choice but to take a step back from that huge continent and observe.
It was not only the traditional conservatives of the Conservatives, but also the supporters of the Labor Party that felt the same way.
“Great Britain! Long live the empire! hurray!”
“We are the greatest country. cancer! It’s no wonder it’s colonial independence!”
Still, nostalgia for the old imperialism served as the opium of the weary workers. Recognition of a great country made me forget about the miserable reality and made me dream that someday things will get better.
Trade union leaders, who had once cooperated with the Nazis, spoke out louder and sided with the regime. That way you can be forgiven for your previous mistakes. Even because of what they had done, they cried more earnestly for the glory of the Empire.
Finally, the press served as the government’s trumpeter, as it had been in Churchill’s days.
[The nightmare of the Great Depression? The maintenance of the colony block is essential]
[The Great Victory in the Battle of Pataliputra! Before the subjugation of the colonial rebellion]
The media blew the propaganda trumpet as if the Great Depression could strike again after the war was over. Although the United States and the Soviet Union were experiencing the greatest boom ever, only the United Kingdom remained stagnant.
But what if colonies became independent? As if Britain, whose monopolistic sales channels were blocked, would eventually collapse, the media only told stories that suited the taste of the regime.
The story might be a little different if they gave up their colonies and chose the American aid, but that aid was dismissed as a way of subordination to the US like a poisoned apple.
In addition, they advertised as if they could put an end to the rebels at any moment, and the public had to wait, as I said above, despite their dissatisfaction.
Thus, the British government was maintained in a state of insecurity and narrowness. The media and distribution are dissatisfied and anesthetizes the public with the glory of the former empire.
But the real bomb was coming closer.
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“May the friendship and cooperation of our brethren gathered in one place in this way be promoted forever. Come on, cheers!!”
There was a huge laughter and applause that shook the hall. After a long time, I filled a large glass with alcohol and drank it.
Of course, it wasn’t a strong liquor over 40 degrees that Russians usually drink like water, but it was the finest wine from France. French champagne was popping up everywhere in the party hall, celebrating the occasion.
“European Energy – Long live the Steel Community! hurray! May our unity last forever!”
“Ha ha ha ha ha! hurray!!”
The newly launched was splendidly celebrating its first launch in Romania’s capital, Bucharest.
13 countries, including the Soviet Union, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Northern Italy, Austria, Bavaria, Brandenburg, Rhineland, and France.
Greece and Turkey were preparing to join, and Denmark requested to attend as observers. In addition, Norway and Sweden were seeking to join under the water, so it could be said that the community encompassed all of Europe in name and reality.
“So many people have come together for a more efficient and cheaper energy supply and economicalization of steel production. I hope we can all work together for shared prosperity and development. wow! wow! Whoa!”
The host of the gathering, the nominal head of state of Romania, Michael the “Red King”, raised a glass and shouted hurray. As the old leaders of each country spoke one word at a time, a young and handsome man spoke to me, and the people admired and cheered.
“Wow! hurray! hurray!”
Of course, he will come out and show his face like this and then go back.
The unlucky handsome king was a good card to use diplomatically, and the Romanian Communist Party did not dare to oppress the royal family, who could fully cooperate.
Nicknamed ‘Red King’, handsome face, tall height, and eyes wet with rain. Michael I, who possessed the charm of charm, was shaking the hearts of women from all over the world.
“Hey, that friend is more popular than me, right? I was pretty handsome when I was younger too… .”
“Okay, let me tell you something. And Comrade General Secretary is still handsome.”
“Why are you telling me that? A joke. A joke. He used to be handsome, but now he’s a wrinkled old man.”
Stalin was also a handsome man exuding wild charm in his youth. Although he was not as sophisticated and supreme as King Michael.
Anyway, Molotov’s a bit over-the-top flattering wasn’t enough to stop me from being excited today.
The European Energy-Steel Community was the best way to advance to a higher level of cooperation, and our Soviet Union now has the power to lead European industrial production.
The European Union in its actual history also started as the ‘European Coal and Steel Community’ and developed into the European Union in the 1990s.
We simply advocated the “energy” community to include not only coal and steel, but also other energy resources (oil and gas) in production management and cooperation, but the future goals were similar.
“It is a pity that the United States is not included here… .”
“That… Is that so?”
“War in Europe will now be impossible. Not simply because we don’t want war anymore, but physically. As a high-level organization that oversees the production of steel, coal, oil and gas in each country, our community… .”
This time, Secretary Torres started the speech. And he seemed to know the purpose of this community very well.
The energy-steel community was the supreme body to manage each country’s production. Now, the energy industry and the steel industry will be transformed more efficiently through national integration.
For example, ore produced in Alsace-Lorraine will go to northern Italy and be supplied to Yugoslavia as steel together with coal from northern Germany. This integration made it possible to increase efficiency and make war impossible.
Even if they tried to increase the production of military supplies by producing more steel, the multinationally managed steel production made war physically impossible.
Now, European countries were virtually castrated for their military capabilities. Unless the Soviet Union was able to produce huge amounts of steel independently, energy and steel supplies intertwined with each other made war impossible through interdependence.
“Well, it’s okay if the US gets involved in this business in a different way anyway.”
The United States eventually refused to participate because it was split into the Atlantic Ocean, which is too large for economic integration with European countries anyway.
However, the Soviet Union and the United States were starting economic cooperation projects separately.
“Ah… You mean the Siberian Development Consortium?”
“okay! That’s it. Hahahaha, thanks to my American friends, it’s progressing really quickly. Isn’t it?”
The ‘Siberian Development Consortium’ was literally a multinational project to develop Siberia.
The enormous amount of natural resources buried in Siberia, especially natural gas, had just been recognized for its usefulness, and could be supplied to all of Europe and Asia by developing gas fields and laying pipelines.
Of course, there was a huge cost and time required for the infrastructure to lay pipes and supply them.
The countries of the European Energy-Steel Community, the United States, the Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of Manchuria have announced their participation in the project.
“Yes that’s right. The Americans are really crazy.”
America was just awakening to cheaper and more efficient energy. The Soviet offer to participate in and share in the vast resources buried in Siberia could attract greedy American entrepreneurs like bees.
Hundreds of millions of cubic meters of gas, tens of millions of barrels of oil, and thousands of tons of precious metals! There is also a political meaning added to this.
“If the Soviet Union dominates the European energy economy with gas supply, we will have to watch them shake up the whole world market with energy!”
“Energy supply is synonymous with modern civilization. The Soviet monopoly of energy supply means handing modern civilization into Soviet hands!”
American savvy people did not like the European Energy-Steel Community, which was launched under the leadership of the Soviet Union. Increasingly, Europe’s entanglement within the Soviet sphere created fear among them.
However, this attitude was reversed 180 degrees when the Soviet Union opened Siberia, the source of its energy, to Western capital and offered joint investment.
“You must participate there! that… If we don’t get the black gold mine, America will be isolated from America!”
In one way or another, it was advantageous for the Soviet Union.
Even if you give away the shares of “currently developed” oil and gas fields for infrastructure, gas fields that are additionally developed in the future can be sold at a higher price and without interference, so you do not lose all energy resources.
On the other hand, the development of Siberia, which would take decades with the Soviet Union’s independent capabilities, proceeded much faster with the intervention of international capital. Americans imported large numbers of Chinese workers and put them into Siberia’s development, just as they did when they built railroads in their own country.
Chiang Kai-shek’s “South China”, that is, Zhou Enlai’s “North China”, who felt the need for independent economic development by breaking up with the Republic of China, dispatched a huge number of workers to earn foreign currency.
Also, the Americans’ massive investment in the Soviet Union meant that the two countries were inextricably linked.
Even if MacArthur’s regime takes office in the future, can American entrepreneurs who have invested hundreds of millions of dollars in Soviet gas fields be able to blindly hostile the Soviet Union? Probably not.
Gas and oil pipes, which began to be laid in tens of thousands of kilometers, are now beginning to bring the former Soviet Union a Black Golden Age.
The lights in the party hall dimmed, and the video began to appear.
Videos were played of sparks from dozens of oil fields and molten iron dripping red from thousands of blast furnaces. People began to applaud the magnificence.
“That is the spark of prosperity, folks! wow! wow! Brotherhood and prosperity!”
“Wow! wow! Whoa!”
I became Stalin chapter 235