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If Britain had become communist after WW2? watch

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    An alternative British political history if we'd become communist after WW2!

    Late 1940s
    Britain is a loyal supporter of Stalin's USSR our newly elected leader becomes an autocratic leader. The Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Gibraltar and other crown dependencies arn't affected by Britain's switch to Stalinism. The Royal family defects to Jersey.

    Britain sends troops to help Kim Il Sung take control of South Korea and bring it under control form the North.Also British troops are sent to East Berlin to crush and uprising against the communist leadership of the DDR.

    After Stalin dies, British spies support an attempt by NKDV police chief Laverty Beria to become the next Soviet leader. The attempt fails.Britain falls out with the USSR under Khrustov and allies itself with Chairman Mao Tse Tong of China and communist Albania. Our prime minister declares that the USSR is a pseudo capitalist society and that we must root out and crush any attempts to bring capitalism to Britain. We embark on a regime of Stalinist Maoism.

    Late 1950s

    Great Leap Forward UK! is launched. In an attempt to reach our socialist utopia we decide to quadruple or steel production. Thousands of citizens from big cities like London, Birmingham are drafted into the countryside to join communes and work on rural farming projects. People are required to donate their cutlery pots and pans to communes in an attempt to make more steel using home made steel furnaces. Public parks and gardens are dug over and turned into agricultural land.


    Great Leap Forward UK! is a failure and is ended. The prime minister meets Mao in London and launches a campaign of free speech. Citizens, party memebers, councillors, MPs, School teachers etc are encouraged to show their frustrations against the system. Thousands do. The more liberal minded Deputy prime minister takes control of the UK, introducing popular reforms. People are allowed to save money and some degree of free market is brought back. People now feel relaxed and happy. The economy is fine now. Teachers can tell pupils the faults of our regime.

    Fighting breaks out between British and Russian troops in East Berlin where both armies patrol. The British accuse the Soviets of being capitalist sympathisers, but also encourage a Maoist uprising in East Germany. British troops are expelled from East Germany and relationship with the USSR hits an all time low.

    Late 1960s

    Thousands of people across the UK took advantage of 'The freedom of speech campaign' they were granted and voiced their disdain against the system and our prime minister.

    The prime mister takes charge again and decides we need a return to Stalinism and Maoist values.The PM dressed like a pop star appeals to hundreds of thousands of British youths to take control of the destiny of their country and form red guard militias.The deputy PM is arrested and publicly humiliated, spat on and pelted with stones by red guard youth militias. He's subsequently jailed for corruption.

    Any private businesses and property are taken over by the state.Teachers who spoke out during Freedom of speech campaign are attacked by their students. Schools, colleges and universities are shut down. Many teachers are fired and jailed and branded capitalist terrorists.MPs and council members are forced to parade through towns jeered and attacked by youth militias.
    Books and undesirable literature is burned. Artists and writers who voiced their opinions in the early 60s are viciously attacked by youth militias and jailed. Schools are burnt down. Eton is blown up.

    The disgusting trial and prosecution of Ms Smith.
    Miss Smith in the late 1950s early 1960s had been our primary school teacher. She was kind and very helpful. She helped me pass my 11 plus. Despite being a communist party member, She told us to speak out if we were unhappy as the regime had suggested, however that would sadly get her the unwanted attention of the local peoples committee One day a group of older youths from the university cornered us. You did what they told you or you'd get a punch on the nose. We were made to visit Miss Smiths house and daubed graffiti on her walls, 'Capitalist filth, fascist terrorist' etc. they got in her house smashing ornaments and ripping up her beloved books.The older youths dragged her outside by her hair kicking and spitting on her. She saw me and we could see the hurt and sadness in her eyes. Some of these youths had been her pupils, who like me had once idolised her. She was later sent for trial in Wembley Stadium in front of thousands of jeering youth militia. We never saw her again

    Cinemas that fail to show communist sufficient movies are ransacked.Children were required to learn Das Capital and the red book by heart.1970sTowns and cities are in chaos. The US Embassy is forced to shut down. The Soviet embassy is burnt to the ground with pictures of Brezhnev defaced. Every street corner has a poster of chairman Mao alongside our Great prime minister and Stalin.

    Factories have been closed for many months after youths attacked managers.Pitched battles between workers and youths ensured.British troops are sent to Cambodia to help train and arm communist rebels in the jungles, these would later become the Khmer Rouge.Downing Street becomes increasingly obsessed with Mao's wife and 3 other people set to become the new leadership after Mao.

    Youths are encouraged to take part in an even more vicious revolt against British culture egged on by this Gang of Four in China.The army is forced to step in as historical buildings are being destroyed, and youth militias fight against each other each trying to claim to be more communist than the others.

    Brighton, Southend and Blackpool are turned into war zones are red guard youth militias on motorbikes and scooters battle each other. Those who lose are labeled as capitalist filth.
    Blackpool tower is occupied by members of the Red Dawn Maoist Militia for 6 months after defeating the no 1 Red Star militia.

    Eventually the army deports all youths to the countryside and away from cities. They take part in farming activities, forestry etc.Schools re- open.


    With the British Economy in ruins, the new prime minister is forced to legalise capitalism in a few areas. These zones thrive and attract massive foreign investment. Such that there is a waiting list to live in these zones. For the first time since the 1960s Britain helps the USSR in its war in Afghanistan. We stop the supply of arms to Mujahadeen from Pakistan. There is a soviet victory in Afganistan and a certain Saudi named Osama Bin Laden is arrested by SAS and Spetsnatz troops and is sent to Siberia for execution.

    Late 1980s

    Britain is divided by a largely communist economy and free market zones, with gleaming skyscrapers, restaurants, nightclubs. In the communist areas exist basic canteens (stoloviya) and everyone wears dark grey workers clothing.


    jealous at the freedom that's growing in the USSR a massive riot erupts in Trafalgar Square demanding reforms and Glasnost and Perostrika in the UK. A huge portrait of Mikhail Gorbachev is displayed from admiralty arch. The prime minister refuses any further reforms. Rioters in Trafalgar Square and attacked with tanks approaching from Whitehall direction and from Piccadilly. Also helicopter gun ships from the sky swoop down. Hundreds of protesters are killed.

    1990s and 2000s

    Economic reforms are going well. Britain has one of the strongest economies in the world. Britain's first 150 floor skyscraper is opened in Canary Wharf London, followed by a 200 floor skyscraper in 2000.
    In the 1990s we help Serbian Army troops and Bosnian Serbs liberate large areas of Bosnia.

    In 2003 we send troops to defend Saddam Hussein in Iraq whilst negotiating with the US to make a deal with Saddam. Free trade if hostilities are dropped. We agree to an independent Kurdistan in Iraq and Turkey.

    Peoples protection units (PPU) comprised of Socialist Youth militia are given the task of hunting down and arresting Bankers who caused the Credit crunch. Although communist Britain was not affected by the resulting Great Recession, trade was affected and a return to Stalinist Maoism was considered.

    British troops help col Gaddafi defeat IS terrorists in Libya and give support to leaders in the region to keep peace and suppress an Arab revolution.

    The PPU raids offices of the Civil Service and DWP, Jobcentres are shut down and managers arrested following claims of unfair pogroms against victims of the Capitalist Bankers Great Recession who receive social assistance. It's revealed that many victims have been tricked out of SA and had money stopped for petty reasons. Managers and top civil servants faced long jail sentences and reeducation in peoples Gulags. The DWP is declared an illegal organisation and all its offices converted into museum against the evils of capitalist Banking and some converted into housing.

    There is no war or conflict in Iraq, Syria, Libya or Tunisia millions of people are still alive. Our prime minster is a close friend of Assad to whom we supply millions of pounds of trade. We also work with Gaddafi and China to create a unified Africa free of poverty and war.
    President Putin is our closest ally.
    Russian and Mandarin are taught in British schools.

    I really like this, you should consider writing dystopian alternate-timeline fiction.

    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    I like the idea of being taught Russian and Mandarin
    This is really interesting, but is it true there would be no Arab Spring if the UK was communist?
    And no ISIS
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    (Original post by homeland.lsw)
    I like the idea of being taught Russian and Mandarin
    This is really interesting, but is it true there would be no Arab Spring if the UK was communist?
    And no ISIS
    As an alternative history, we supported the Russians in Afghanistan back in the 80s. We stopped supply of weapons to the Mujahideen and our intelligence located Bin Laden and he was sent to Siberia and executed long before he created Al Queda and long before the Taliban.

    To this day Afghanistan is a communist country, called the PSAR "The peoples Soviet Afghan republic". Woman are equal, sharia law is banned etc.

    There was no 9/11 or any Taliban.

    As a result ISIS never existed because Al Queda which split into ISIS never existed either.

    Then there was no extremist component in the Arab Spring that would benefit from the chaos.

    In 2011 We kept Gaddafi in power and reversed the revolts in Tunisia, Egypt and Syria. Without any jihadist goal there was little incentive for these revolutions. In fact our trade with Libya and Syria made these the most powerful stabilising countries in the region.

    Fun, but not entirely sure why this is in the politics section...

    This is not alternate history, this is a copy of what happened in China with a few exceptions.

    I think if UK turned communist, then either it would have failed very early, or it would have failed in the 80s because of the anti-communist movement of that time. The result would have been a lot of communist style apartments all over UK, alcohol problems and a weaker economy.

    It would have not affected the war in Iraq, because if UK was still communist then their military would be too weak, and if not then they would not fight against the US, just like China didn't get involved in the Iraq war.
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