I Became Stalin chapter 289
I became Stalin chapter 289
“Comrade General Secretary, I think you will have to pay the bill yourself.”
“Well? Something? Ah… .”
After a long time, Molotov brought a bunch of papers and handed it to me. I was wondering what the problem is these days when America is quiet with self-restraint, what is it?
“Oil price fixing? Are we ready to do this?”
“Yes, Comrade Secretary General.”
Anew, I thought about the countries that broke out of the US sphere of influence and came into our hands.
“In the Middle East… Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait… Is Saudi Arabia participating? Is Venezuela participating in South America?”
“Yes. Saudi King Abdul-Aziz is basically pro-American, but he seems to have decided that boosting oil prices will help his country’s industrial development as well. Do you think that as long as nuclear energy exists anyway, you will not be able to stick to oil forever, or do you plan to invest the money obtained by raising oil prices in technology development? .”
“He is also very wise. Already… .”
In actual history, Saudi Arabia came up with that idea and put it into practice with the listing of Aramco (Saudi state-owned oil company) in the late 2010s.
Did you realize that 60 or 70 years early? Again, the sense and guts of the founder cannot be ignored. In fact, he died in 53 years, so he must be an old man today and tomorrow, but he can bet on the Soviet Union with such boldness.
“How did Venezuela get out of American hands?”
“The military government in your neighborhood says they are planning to hold elections in their favor and hold the unstable political landscape to their advantage. For that purpose, it seems that they are planning to sell oil at a high price with the money to be distributed to the people.”
“Hmm, is that so?”
Then it wouldn’t be a bad idea to make it a little popular now. Originally, the complaints of the people are how it bursts when it rises high and falls, when the fall is large.
When the military regime enjoys special oil, it will be able to maintain its power stably thanks to high growth rates, affluent finances, and the upper classes who can benefit from it. However, after that, they are corrupted, and they are prone to self-destruction due to increased inflation and the gap between the rich and the poor.
Venezuela, which produces one of the world’s leading oil producers in front of the United States, must be ours. Only then can the United States, which cannot afford it with its own oil production, falter.
If oil prices fluctuate, the United States will go to the verge of faltering rather than staggering.
Since the days of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union has been working hard to build railways all over the country thanks to poor road conditions and an expansive territory, and the private car ownership rate is still low.
But the U.S. has poor rail infrastructure and a much higher percentage of car ownership. What if the oil crisis erupts? Almost every family who owns a car is bent on the price of oil, and the distribution industry is hit hard.
Even if you rush to build a railroad, by the time you realize that it’s all money, maybe the powers of the US and the Soviet Union will be comparable in power to some degree?
“As I expected and expected, I thought that it would be good if our national power would reach 80% of that of the United States by the year 55… It could be earlier.”
“It could be! No, it is possible!”
In terms of population anyway, it was similar to the USSR or the US. No, the Soviet Union had more.
In the Great Patriotic War, far fewer people died, creating a baby boom, so the Soviet population is now looking at 200 million. The United States, on the other hand, was driving the generation of young returnees who should have created a baby boom again into war.
If the United States has 150 million people, the Soviet Union has about 200 million people. While most of America’s allies are being shaken out of America’s gravitational field in the aftermath of the Indian War, Soviet allies are beginning to unite more tightly with the European energy-steel community and Opec.
Even if the United States has the power to rule the world alone, the Soviet Union is also strong enough to stop the United States. While capitalism is shaken by internal contradictions, we are working hard to earn money and come up with reform measures to overcome the contradictions of socialism!
After all, Stalin’s old body will die and fall apart before he can go ahead with the plan… .
This was the last thing I could do for the Soviet Union with this old corpse.
“character… Shall we try it then?”
* * *
“Come on! Nice to meet you.”
“!!! General Stalin?!”
The historical incident of the first oil price fixing could not be left to the dry discussion of working-level officials.
Collusion, by its very nature, is inevitably fatal if one person is missing. In order for the international diplomats set up by the herds of wolves to perform collusion, especially multilateral collusion, basic trust was necessary.
And shouldn’t trust be built at least when we meet? So, we invited the leaders of each country to Yalta, a resort city on the Black Sea, where many Soviet events were held.
As most of the big talks and world events are held here, they will know how much we care about these talks. It must be taken from the hands of the United States, especially if it is King Abdulaziz ibn Saud, who has experienced the storms of the early 20th century.
They didn’t seem to know that I was going to greet me in person.
“Spirit, it is an honor.”
“Ah! Comrade Nasser! Nice to meet you! Nice to meet you.”
The first to arrive was Nasser, who became inseparable from our Soviet Union during the Suez War. When he got off the plane with a few attendants in simple desert uniforms, our honor guards burst into fanfare.
Nasser rushed to the airport, not knowing that the general secretary was waiting in person. It’s not that he didn’t pay attention to the fact that he even brought his second-in-command and top henchman Sadat.
“You are so welcome… .”
“Heh heh, how can I neglect the hero of the Arab revolution? character… Eat this way.”
Huge NKVD bodyguards encircled us ironically. One, perhaps less bearish, politely held out a box, and I opened it, pulled out a cigar, and recommended it to Nasser.
“Would you like to smoke one? Top-notch cigars.”
“Well… Can we use the things of these capitalists?”
Nasser was so hesitant to accept the cigar.
“Heh heh heh, it’s the stuff of capitalists! After Comrade Castro succeeded in the Cuban Revolution, the cigars now belong to the people, not the capitalists. Don’t worry, smoke one.”
“Ah! Is that so!”
After all, there was nothing better for breaking down the wall between men than smoking. The Egyptian delegation also recommended one of the finest Cuban cigars, and I also took out one, and the mood of the supplies quickly improved.
“I don’t know if Egypt’s industrialization is going as planned. If the Aswan Dam is completed quickly, it will be possible to control water resources and supply electricity… .”
“Yes! Soviet technicians are helping Egypt a lot by demonstrating Stakhanovian labor discipline. Really, not like those British… . It is thanks to the special consideration of Comrade Da. But now where… .”
“Ah! There is one thing I want to show you.”
I’m not the kind of person who uses some high-quality stuff, but at a place like this, I’ve been fully prepared for the so-called ‘rite’.
We couldn’t use something like a British Rolls-Royce to ride Nasser, who was a British colony and even went to war with Britain, so we put it in a new bulletproof limousine that our Soviet engineers put great effort into, and we drove down the open road.
Nasser glanced out the window and cried when he saw a huge building.
“Ah! That place… .”
“exactly. Ha ha ha ha, this is where our future grows.”
Egypt is one of the first-class friendly countries of the Soviet Union, and has sent many students to study abroad in Soviet universities. What do students think about going to high school in Manrita, where they can’t communicate well with just a sense of mission of carrying the future of their country?
“It would be nice to meet them once and comfort them. Isn’t it?”
“The Egyptian students are excellent. They are very good students. The attitude of hard work stands out… They are hardworking and sincere people.”
The colonists said so.
you are ignorant! you are lazy! So white leadership is needed.
But the colonists were never like that. It just wasn’t given a chance. Under the bridle of a colonial empire that cannot rise no matter how much we struggle and struggle, human beings are immersed in inertia, but when the future is given, human potential is fully displayed.
Nasser himself may have experienced such contempt by the British. As soon as he saw the students gathered outside the window with bouquets of flowers, Nasser’s dark eyes began to get wet.
“Long live President Nasser! hurray! Long live General Stalin!”
“welcome! Your Excellency!”
“… nice to meet you! Compatriots!”
Hundreds of Egyptian students had gathered in advance of the President’s visit. They all ate and lived well, so they had plump cheeks and a good complexion.
As soon as Nasser got up on the stage, he began to sing the Egyptian national anthem.
“Egypt! Oh, mother land!”
“My hope, my ambition!”
The national anthem, which gradually grew louder, began to change to a choking sound as it reached the chorus.
“My country! my country! my country! Your love will be generous to me… !”
When the national anthem was finished, Nasser blew his nose with a handkerchief and began his speech. As the best orator in the Arab world, he seemed to need no script.
“Everyone, to meet you like this in a great village is truly indescribable! How long have you been in a foreign country after leaving your homeland? How hard!”
“Students from many countries come here to study at the invitation of the Soviet government, and I am delighted to be praised for being the best among them.”
In an instant, the crowd was filled with sobs. Nasser also wiped his swollen eyes and came down from the podium towards the students.
“Students! It will be hard to think about our family and hometown while studying, but let’s work hard for the honor of our country, keeping in mind what brought us to this distant country. Even if it’s not our lifetime, let’s lay the groundwork for prosperity for our descendants!”
Nasser did not finish his speech. Because I cried too.
“Gentlemen, I am ashamed and my heart aches. My heart aches for what I did as President of Egypt. give me time So that our descendants do not have to go to high school like this… must! must… .”
With tears in her eyes, Nasser held the students’ hands once. Even the politicians who used to be the iron-clad Egyptian soldiers shed tears as their hearts ached.
On the way out of meeting them, Nasser couldn’t stop crying.
“Let’s not cry. Let’s make a prosperous country! We will help.”
“Thank you… Thank you… .”
“The only way we can overcome that imperialism is to work harder and create a better country. Together we can achieve prosperity!”
I became Stalin chapter 289