Tovarische! You are lucky enough to live within the sovereign territories of the glorious Warsaw Pact! Formed following the Great Patriotic War of 1941-44, our noble Soviet Union was joined by a number of fellow territories that were liberated during the push towards Berlin: namely Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia and Romania. Following democratic elections in these nations, overseen by monitors from the USSR, they unanimously agreed to join our noble cause of protection of like-minded socialist states, against the continued aggression of the West.
However, we must not be lulled into thinking that the glories of Stalinist-Leninist-Marxist doctrine are shared alone by our European colleagues: With due assistance, large parts of Latin America, such as Argentina, Venezuela, Chile and Cuba have also overthrown their capitalist governments, and established beneficial trade agreements with other nations of the Pact. In Africa, Angola, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan and many others overthrew the yolk of British and French Imperialism to join our cause, along with Indo-China in the far East. The Pact now protects nations on all but two continents, with untold mineral wealth and manpower to put to the work of seeing the late Comrade Stalin's dream fulfilled.
Yet we must not forget that the global situation is tenuous: the UN and it's dreams of a capitalistic world eating out of the hand of big corporations must never be established, and while they feed their populace at home on lavish feasts, their colonies starve. We must be ready to take advantage of any slip in their defences: This is no petty imperialistic struggle, it is our duty to protect our fellow man from exploitation and the greed of Washington, London and Paris. Only by standing firm can we see the world freed from the West's economic dictatorship.
To do this, our glorious Premier and politbureau, seated in the Palace of the Soviets, analyse the world situation on a daily basis, meeting with the heads of state and representatives of every nation of the Pact to determine the way forward. In factories across the world, workers build the socialist dream, while keeping an eye open for the inevitable war to come.
In the field, Commander, you must put this political dogma into action. We face a myriad of foes, but we are not under-prepared. The Pact is lucky enough to have near complete dominance of space, so that while we may not have the stranglehold of the air as the UN does, we can still launch airborne operations with impunity. For this purpose, the VDV will provide fast deploying and effective VDV Paratroopers, our own Space Forces, combined with the watchful eyes and deadly skills of the dreaded Spetsnaz. Together, they will act as a coordinated and capable scouting and assault force, deploying en masse behind enemy lines for greatest effect. From our legendary elite units, a Combined Arms Assault force has been created, bringing together the might of the Assault Engineers, the elite and disciplined Guards, and the Red Fleet's legendary Sea Devils, creating a force capable of striking from land or sea, and granted prioritized equipment. However, our main strength lies in what the UN names the "Red Steamroller", an apt name for the bulk of our RKKA. From our Shock Infantry units, who will die valiantly for the cause, come Commissars and Specialist Soldiers, capable of holding any ground, while from our Armoured Regiments come tanks beyond number and stature, along with the support vehicles required to keep them supplied. Finally, the Artillery branch, the "Red God of War" rains hell down on foes of the Pact, with MRLS systems, Ballistic Missiles and Heavy Artillery pieces that shake the very earth.
Together, these three strategies - VDV, Combined Arms and the Red Steamroller - will play a crucial role in both defending the Pact from Aggression, and the oppressed peoples of the West from their leaders. Remember comrades: The motherland expects. Don't disappoint her.