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Original Fiction The UUSSP

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Profile on the main villain faction of this universe.

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The Universal Union of Soviet Socialist Polities is the largest star nation extant in the Milky Way, encompassing a fifth of galactic space and two-thirds of the human population. It is a constantly-expanding engine of totalitarianism and genocide which under its ‘perpetual revolution’ doctrine, aims to eventually subsume the entire inhabited universe.

The UUSSP’s propaganda paints a rosy picture – skyscrapers shining in the sunlight, overflowing with greenery. But this is a lie. Supposedly, resources are so abundant there is no scarcity at all. Supposedly, it is a stateless, currency-less society with a high living standard. Yet scratch the surface, and the propaganda rings false. The greenery isn’t crops cultivated by “vertical farming” but overflowing lichen and moss. Shortages are commonplace in the civilian sector, and resources are largely acquired by forced labour. Nanotech medical treatment IS available – to Party higher-ups, along with other accoutrements of a high living standard. Currency is used – and even used as a reserve food supply!

Easily the most obvious proof of the UUSSP’s evil are the so-called vichni and kalkers. PoWs, dissidents and prominent leaders in subjugated territories – often including “revolutionary” cat’s-paws of the UUSSP – are sent to labour camps and forcefully cyberised, intentionally using poor-quality cybernetics so as to cause pain and discomfort. However, life is extended in the labour camps as long as possible using said cybernetics. Consciousness and memories are retained by victims of this process specifically to cause more suffering.

When a vichni can no longer function as a labourer it is sometimes converted to a kalker. The brain is removed and used as an organic computing unit. The victim, again, retains consciousness and memories. Kalkers are continually kept in a 'nightmare' state when operating and idle.

The UUSSP does not hide these crimes against sentience, and in fact brandishes them as proof of its enlightenment and “progress”, calling this monstrosity redemptive and claiming that the victims of such (including many business owners and religious leaders in "uplifted" polities) deserve this torment. The Three Powers Alliance did not want to believe initial claims, but reports by long-range recon ships have confirmed every detail. It is also believed that the largest of these labour camps was the homeworld of a species long genocided by the UUSSP for being “social fascists”.

Outside of this, the UUSSP’s other crimes are legion. Genocides of whole species – via nuclear orbital bombardment, biowar, or chemical weapons, the use of which it admits in its own propaganda. More mundane forced labour and sentient experimentation. Denial of the most basic sentient rights. War crimes aplenty. Kidnapping. Torture.

The UUSSP consists of four “subnations” – the USSR, the Old Earth state which forms the core of the UUSSP and represents the humans under its thrall, having absorbed its ally the Third Reich after WW3; the Kolvan Unity, a eusocial pseudo-arachnid species biologically habituated towards communism; the Vyzhlari, a mammalian race from an arctic world who serve as ferocious soldiers and menacing "social conformity officers"; and finally the Morovei Cybercollective, an artificial species which largely exterminated their biological creators and took their name, now serving as the majority of its AI and robotic “population”. Below them are the manifold “lower-level subnations” – minor alien races, often pre-spaceflight, which were incorporated into the UUSSP via overwhelming force or subversive activities.

Surrounding the UUSSP is a ring of client nations, technically independent, which are not yet fully integrated and serve as vassals. Beyond them are minor alien nations and groups of escaped dissident humans, the largest of which – the Azlyn Concordance – is successfully but barely holding back a UUSSP invasion.
 
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Ebonis889

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Are there space Neocons? The original Neocons like Irving Kristol were ex-trots who switched sides.
 

Ebonis889

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Irving Kristol was a Trotskyist? 🤨
Yeah, in his early life, he was a member of the New York intellectuals which were composed of anti-soviet leftists many of whom such as Kristol, Podhoretz, and Saul Bellow eventually became very conservative.
 
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