Most Evil Red Germany Possible, Post-WW1 Jul 5, 2021 17:33:13 GMT
Post by Zyobot on Jul 5, 2021 17:33:13 GMT
Despite being massively overshadowed by the Nazis, the German communists who rose to prominence in the aftermath of the Great War were still a notorious bunch, known for inciting violent revolution and seeking to tear down the fragile democracy of the Weimar Republic. If their thuggish behavior in OTL is an indication, then I doubt a Germany in which they came out on top would be a very pleasant place.
Still, barring some crazy fluke that puts a cabal of Hitler-like monsters in charge, it'd take a lot to make them match the Third Reich in the Depravity Department. That in mind, what's the most evil possible Red Germany that could emerge after World War One ends? One interesting, less ASB-ish suggestion I've seen proposes a Red Germany that basically subscribes to a form of "Germanized Stalinism", complete with artificial famines and deadly labor camps to eliminate "troublesome" ethnic groups and a war of aggression against Soviet Russia down the line, in a paranoid effort to wipe out a bastion of "Jewish-perverted" communism. I've also discussed a far more unlikely (and even more extreme) scenario, in which some German Pol Pot expy who takes Marx's notion of "primitive communism" way too far seizes power and unleashes Year Zero all across Europe. Perhaps it'd be a Red Himmler who leads that charge, though I'm also curious as to whether making Hitler himself a communist and putting him in charge of Germany would be enough. We can discuss different scenarios than any of the ones floated upstream, of course.
Thank you in advance,