Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Soviet Union




Russian (de facto)

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, usually known as the Soviet Union, was a large, communist country spanning through Europe and Asia. It was one of the first countries to be visited by the Tripods during their invasion.


The Soviet Union was founded in 1922 after communist forces won the Russian Civil War. After World War II, the Soviets were locked in a nuclear cold war with the United States of America.

When the Masters invaded Earth, the Soviet Union was one of three countries visited by automated Tripod scouts. When the Soviets detected the tripod that had landed in their territory, they immediately destroyed it with a missile strike. This is different to the actions of the other two countries initially visited; the British approached their tripod with a tank and bombed it after that tank was destroyed by the Tripod, and the Americans simply surrounded their tripod and waited until it self-destructed on its own.

It is unknown what became of the Soviet Union after the Tripods seized control of the planet. However, based on what was done to other countries, the Masters most likely abolished communism and reinstated an absolute monarchy.

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