I Became Stalin chapter 291
I became Stalin chapter 291
[Three… two… one… .]
The Sputnik created by Koryolov landed and descended in Earth’s orbit, publicizing the great triumph of Soviet science.
MacArthur took the bait that we had thrown at him, the “nuclear submarine blueprint,” and inflated the vain dream that he would be able to smash the head of the Soviet Union with just that. Meanwhile, space science in the Soviet Union made steady progress.
I heard the countdown on the direct phone connected to me. The members of the Politburo were also excitedly waiting for the launch moment.
[The launch is successful!]
“Isn’t it too early to say that yet? haha.”
The rocket seen in the video was gradually moving farther into the sky. This time with something more important than a beeping machine.
This ‘Sputnik 2’ was riding a dog, Laika, who would become the first space dog.
* * *
“What? Damn, Soviet bastards on track… .”
“Yes. Yes sir, sir. The Soviets are on track… Successfully raised a live dog. The name they gave… The ‘Leica’ is said to be expected to survive a week in orbit.”
“What are you naval bastards doing!”
MacArthur threw the second cornpipe of the week to hit the vase, causing a roar and the bottle fell to the floor and shattered.
“The Soviet Union! already! like that! previously! I’m leaving! Why the navy guys!”
“Each, sir… I’m sorry, but… If you give me a little more time and budget… .”
Admiral Arleigh Burke, chief of the Navy, who did not originally attend the State Council meeting, but was present because the US Vanguard rocket project was led by the Navy, bowed to MacArthur while enduring the humiliation.
MacArthur dismissed all the soldiers who had conflicts with him, especially Marshall of the Army and high-ranking generals of the Navy, and retired them semi-forcedly.
Of course, it greatly reduced the powers of the Chief of Naval Staff, and drove the power to the position of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, where MacArthur’s henchmen were assigned.
“His time and budget! I have given you enough time and budget. If you still say no, the Soviet Union can do it, but if you say it’s impossible, we have no choice but to suspect sabotage!”
“Oh, no! dismissal!”
“So prepare to fire within a week. right now!”
Others looked at MacArthur, wondering if he was sane, but MacArthur looked at Arleigh Burke with annoyed eyes as he began to smoke with the third pipe the bodyguard had brought him.
“dismissal… It’s physically impossible. Three months, no, even two months… .”
“I will give you three days. You’d better go out now and prepare for launch.”
Arleigh Burke, who added a word for nothing and then covered his subordinates, left the Council of Ministers with sagging shoulders. The other ministers looked at MacArthur with a look of whether it was possible, but MacArthur didn’t care and smoked the pipe.
As soon as they launched Sputnik 1 and shook up American society, they launched 2 again and put living creatures into orbit!
Experts said it wouldn’t actually be that difficult, but one thing was clear.
‘The Soviet Union is going ahead… .’
Still, the economic power of the United States far exceeded that of the Soviet Union, and the United States was superior in overall technology. However, the Soviet Union made fun of the United States by only taking one step ahead of the United States by concentrating the nation’s technological prowess in certain areas, especially in certain areas where it was good to advertise.
“What can we do to give them a shot?”
MacArthur, who rubbed the nation’s lineage at random ‘to give them a shot’, might have been skeptical, but those with the guts to say that have long since disappeared.
Each of the yes men started to roll their hair. What should I do?
“… Why not send people to orbit or the moon first?”
“A man on the moon?”
“Yeah, I don’t know if that’s possible, but… .”
Hmm, sending people to the moon? MacArthur began to ponder the words with interest. Yesman started talking about the stories that came to mind, as if MacArthur was excited to listen to him.
“Once the moon is close, isn’t it a place we can all see? If you put the Stars and Stripes there, you will be able to overthrow everything that the Soviet Union has been proud of. If I cut the terrain to look like our stars and stripes on the moon, every night… .”
“You like that, don’t you?”
“Thank you, sir!”
“Before we launch our satellite, let me give you a speech. Let the launch time be set to prime time in the eastern United States, so that my speech can be heard by as many people as possible. Do you understand?”
Naturally, other conditions were more important for the launch of the satellite, but for MacArthur it was re-election.
A strong and great America can only be made by me! In order to deliver that message to the people, something huge was needed.
It would have been nice to have won the damn war, but inevitably defeated, I had to come up with other means.
“If I don’t get re-elected, you’ll have nowhere to go either. Don’t you know?”
“Yes? Hahahaha, your Excellency will surely be re-elected for a 3rd or 4th term!”
“Yes. Even a person like FDR did the 4th line, and there is no reason you can’t do it.”
“Heh heh heh, is that so?”
Line 3, line 4! MacArthur didn’t think so, as he was the only president of the United States who had traditionally been re-elected.
But 4 lines! Like the FDR, who enjoyed the special warfare and sat in the back and thought about spreading it to the rednecks, they did the 4th. What can’t a war hero can’t do?
Maybe you can aim for the 5th, 6th, or more. Unlike FDR, who was struggling, he was healthy, and although he was over 70, he still had the confidence to do it for another 20 years.
“I will give you wealth and power as long as I am president. Be loyal to me!”
* * *
[Prior to the launch of the Vanguard rocket, President MacArthur would like to deliver a message to the people.]
Vanguard launch! The Vanguard launch came as a handful of hopeful news for the American people, who had been fed up with the Soviet launch of Sputnik 2 and the launch of Leica into orbit.
The U.S. had science and technology on par with, no, more than that of the Soviet Union, but it was only slightly delayed. A few days ago, the media made a surprise announcement of the Vanguard launch and talked about it the whole time, so people started to get excited about it.
[Dear citizens. President MacArthur. We are facing a historic moment today!]
People were listening to MacArthur’s speeches on the radio and on television. Waiting for the vanguard to fire when.
[…] In the space race so far, we may have looked like a latecomer following the Soviet attempt. But from now on, we will have a position in space worthy of the great America. Manifest Destiny! It awaits us in outer space!]
[We will be the first humans to go to the moon. The moon awaits the advance of the United States from the other side of outer space. Also, the United States will be the first to step into space beyond that!]
People were shocked by what MacArthur had to say. Humans haven’t even entered outer space yet, but you’re going to make the moon America’s?
“Wow… Do you like that?”
“Yeah. After all, MacArthur is hot.”
[Now comes the historic moment of the Vanguard rocket launch. Count down with me. Ten, nine, eight… .]
The television screen now began to illuminate the vanguard with a roaring noise and igniting engine sparks.
[The crystal of American science and technology finally comes to mind! Three, two, one, launch!!!!!]
Perhaps there are people waiting for this time to pop champagne. Whether you like the MacArthur administration or not, there was no one who would not be thrilled to see our goods made in our country go to space.
But the very next moment.
“Hey, what is that?”
“Didn’t it explode now?”
The Vanguard exploded brilliantly without even leaving the launch pad. In front of tens of millions of viewers through the video that was broadcast live across the United States, or even around the world.
MacArthur, speaking from a nearby podium with the Vanguard in the background, hurriedly turned around and looked, but what he saw was a Vanguard rocket that was emitting flames and collapsing in half.
“this… this… this… .”
Angry and absurd, MacArthur was speechless while the bodyguards came up.
“dismissal! Take refuge!”
“No, now… that… !”
Anyway, the rockets collapsing with flames and smoke didn’t seem safe, so MacArthur took refuge among the hunks in black suits.
The problem was that the live cameras near the rocket stopped and the broadcast switched to MacArthur’s. It was not very good to see the “war hero” president, who had just been raving that the universe was only waiting for the conquest of the United States, fled like a sissy after an accident.
MacArthur might not have known that he was being humiliated in front of tens of millions of people around the world.
* * *
The next day, the newspaper adorned the front page with an exploding vanguard and MacArthur, who flinched and fled.
[Explodes from Vanguard Rocket Launcher]
It would have been better if it had the same neutral title. But the provocative yellow press did not miss the opportunity to bite its prey.
[Kaput*―nik feeds MacArthur again!]
[Staypunik just stay on the ground. MacArthur fled like a sissy… .]
(*Kaput: explosion sound, pun with sputnik)
And the point of fire was taken as a letter of condolences from Stalin himself.
[We, the Soviet Union, send our condolences to the unfortunate accident that occurred in the United States… .]
Since no one died in the first place, there was nothing to pay tribute to, but everyone knew what Stalin meant.
People looked at MacArthur, who smirked and muttered, and Stalin, who poked it sarcastically.
[…] And the name Vanguard (vanguard) rocket might not be appropriate. As an ally, I would like to send you a proposal as to what it would be like to say a Rear Guard (Rear Guard) rocket.]
MacArthur’s face turned red at Stalin’s words, who openly ridiculed what kind of vanguard you were on the subject you were following, and threw the papers away.
But that wasn’t the end of it.
I became Stalin chapter 291