Right, I'm not brilliant on this sorta thing, but I am making a SERIOUS campaign (with ficticious islands, of course;D) and I want my facts to be right. For the most part I think I've got it right, but my Dad just explained to me that the Soviet Union is pretty mucn unofficially all of Russia. And here's me thinking 'Hmmm... I bet those Soviets are just a real big organization of some random origin, that's all!', and in which case, my little background story would work. However, that's NOT the case, and I need some intelligent people to correct my background story.
I suspect this thread will cause a lot of arguments... but meh.
Here's the snippet I want corrected:
Sergei Suvritsky (42): Suvritsky is an infamous and feared figure in amongst the Soviet Union. Even his own people fear him. Whilst not currently the head of the Soviet Union, Suvritsky is in the exact position he wishes to be in. After his father, a high member of the Soviet Union supposedly died of natural causes, Suvritsky was arrested for his murder. Nobody was ever able to prove that Suvritsky did kill his father, and was set free. It still remains a mystery to this day, as no killer has been found. After Suvritsky took his father's place in the Union, Suvritsky self-allocated himself into the Chemical Weapons Division, by pulling some strings. Whilst these chemical weapons had a policy, that they were only able to be used in self-defense of Mother Russia, it was rumored that Suvritsky had double-agents inside American facilities, stealing samples of potentially more powerful gas weapons. When a man claiming to be one of Suvritsky's agents tried to go forward to the Supreme Court in an attempt to bring Suvritsky out of the Union, Suvritsky suddenly went missing. A few days later, Suvritsky reappeared back in his position in the Soviet Union, and the man claiming to be a double-agent, had been mysteriously killed. Suvritsky was then forbidden from entering the Kremlin in any manner whatsoever, as too many crimes related to him, had rendered suspicion on him. Later, more members of the Soviet Union went missing, and people can only guess they were others that were a threat to Suvritsky and his plans. Now, Suvritsky has managed to convince the Soviet Union's leader that reclaiming European Islands that were originally Russian territory is an excellent way of â€˜testing Russia's exceptional weaponry without hurting anyone'. Of course, that is completely classified.
There we are
I actually think it would almost be fine if I changed all the "Soviet Union"s to "a socialist union"s, and described 'this socialist union' as a union inside the Soviet Union. Phewph... that's a lot of unions...