- Aug 17, 2015
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For some context, I'm planning a story for alternatehistory.com in which the Soviet Union survive to the present, and while I won't dive into too much detail the premise is that Stalin dies in 1945 and is replaced by someone other than Kruschev, smarter economic and political decisions are made allowing them to hang on to present day. We know that the Soviets maintained a large and bloated military and expended billions of rubles on unpractical designs as well as hoarding old and outdated equipment for far too long. My questions for you are how could they streamline and modernize more effectively, what equipment should have seen service and what shouldn't have, and how could they better use the technology they developed and keep pace with the West in that department.