On the year's shortest day, 1878, a son was born to a poor, hard-workingGeorgian cobbler named Vissarion Djagushvili. The pious mother christened theboy Joseph. But names were changed often by him, until at length he acquiredthe pseudonym of Stalin, Man of Steel (derived from combining Russian stal,"steel" with "Lenin").
Stalin followed Vladimir Lenin's ideology about centralism and a strongparty of "professional revolutionaries". After Lenin's death in 1924,he rose to become the leader of the Soviet Union. By 1928 Stalin's supremacywas complete. From this year, he could be said to have exercised control overthe party and the country.
Stalin launched the command economy. Five-Year plans were announced andit began a period of rapid industrialization and economic collectivization. Therewere accounts of big dams built, large factories going up, widespreadindustrialization, big collective-farming projects. Free schools and hospitalswere erected everywhere.
However things do not end here. The shadow of World War II threaten theworld.
Despite a non-aggression pact with Germany, Hitler invaded the SovietUnion in 1941. Under Stalin's leadership, the Soviet Red Army put up fierceresistance. The Germans reached the outskirts of Moscow in December, but werestopped by an early winter and a Soviet counter-offensive.
At the battle of Stalingrad in 1942-43, the Red Army was able to regainthe initiative of the war. With military aid of their allies the Soviet forceswere able to regain their lost territory and push their over-stretched enemyback to Germany. From the end of 1944 large sections of eastern Germany cameunder Stalin's Soviet Union occupation and on May 2, 1945, the capital cityBerlin was taken.
In this historical real time strategy game you, in the role of Comrade Stalin, have toturn the Soviet Union into a mayor power and defend it against its enemies.
Upon starting your mission you land from your transport and organize your base. Hereyou conduct research, design and manufacture vehicles, build new structures andprepare your plans of global conquest. If the game goes badly you'll end upfighting last ditch battles here to defend your base from enemy attacks.
The game follows a rate based economy. This means, units are built while consuming resources at some rate. Production also happens at some rate. When production andconsumption are at the same level, everything goes fine. If the production rateis higher than the consumption rate, then the extra produced resources can bestored in storage units. On the other hand when the production rate is lowerthan the consumption rate and there are no stored resources left, thefunctioning rate of the consumers is decreased in order to match the rate ofthe production.
Oftenyou'll need to gather some resources first. Therefore use a worker or anengineer to harvest some energy from the trees or ore from the rocks, constructsome generator buildings (power plants and oil refinery) and prepare yourselfto further attacks by building some defenses.