A black communist called harry haywood applied stalinist ethnic theories to extrapolate on black nationalism among blacks in the US. he showed the blacks had a region/language/culture/economic structure so they were a nation. Furthermore they deserved a state. He wrote on this and called it "negro nation" or "negro liberation" and his archives are visible on marxists.org www.marxists.org/archive/haywo…
Former North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung actually planned to became leader of 'Koreya SSR' or something like incorporation of Korea into USSR, when he conquers the south. For Tsushima, it was claimed by South Korean president Syngman Rhee, which was refused by U.S government.
I didn't know that Kim Il-Sung wanted to be the leader of a "Koreya SSR"! I actually struggled a bit to be able to include Korea into the USSR. I'm aware that South Korea had/has claims on Tsushima but I would need a North Korean claim to include it in this map. I've always thought that North Korea would have been a perfect subject for a map but at the moment I'm not aware of any substantial territorial claim (besides the very substantial one against South Korea!).
Yes. I have some early "beta maps" like that. In general I keep a lot of beta maps: I have twelve of them for my main "Nazi victory map". I'm considering the possibility of replacing this map with a normal "world map".
Tito wanted Greek Macedonia, southern Carinthia and the Burgenland. The communist government of Bulgaria wanted Greek Thrace. If the Soviet Union is to be expanded to include Yugoslavia and Bulgaria, it should also include these territories. Tito also wanted to set up a Balkan federation that Greece would be a part of, so you should consider a Soviet Greece.
Use the 1939-41 Soviet-German border for the Soviet-Polish one. It gives the Soviets more territory:
One Hungarian diplomat mentions the Red Army occupying the corner of Hungary northeast of the Tisza in 1945 and looking like they were preparing an annexation, though they eventually withdrew. No idea how much veracity you should ascribe to this. I've heard the same thing about Wakhan (that northeastern panhandle of Afghanistan, connecting it to China) during the '80s.
Add the Soviet occupation zone to Moscow's sphere of influence. Also, I have to ask how you establish said sphere of influence. Because whatever the criteria, it looks inconsistent.
There are also some other possibilities, like Transylvania joining the Soviet Union as a separate republic or a pro-Soviet Republic of Mahabad distinct from pro-Soviet Iran or different borders in the Soviet Balkans or independent/Czechoslovakian/Polish Lusatia, but they don't affect the overall picture.
If you're using the territorial ambitions of Soviet satellites, well then:
West Germany to East Germany
Part of Kenya (the Northern Frontier District) to Somalia
Djibouti to Somalia and/or Ethiopia
North Yemen and parts of Saudi Arabia (Asir, Najran, Jizan) and Oman (Khuriya Muriya) to South Yemen
Part of Pakistan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the FATA, Quetta) to Afghanistan
Very good! I've added the territorial extension in Turkey, the German–Soviet border, the Soviet occupation zone in Austria ([link] and Wakhan. As regards Tito the list of claims is very long: Venezia Giulia, Pirin Macedonia, Aegean Macedonia, Albania, Carinthia, Styria, Burgenland, parts of Hungary and Romania. But in this map I focus principally on Soviet ambitions. For the same reason I'm not showing Chinese claims (which are largely conflicting with the USSR). Also I'm not exactly sure about the actual extension of Jugoslavian aims expecially in Austria. I don't know. Maybe I'll eventually add them... I wasn't able to find strong evidence for plans for the turning of Mongolian People's Republic, Manchuria, Sinkiang... into Republics of the Soviet Union. I wasn't able to find any plan for Transylvania as a separate Soviet Republic too. Do you have any information about it? I left out entities like the Azerbaijan People's Government, the Republic of Mahabad and the Second East Turkestan Republic because their whole countries are more or less "annexed". I'll look into the territorial ambitions of Soviet satellites.
"I wasn't able to find any plan for Transylvania as a separate Soviet Republic too. Do you have any information about it?"
I have sources, but they're in Romanian. In the mid-'40s, Stalin was using Transylvania as a bargaining chip to gain as much influence as possible in both Hungary and Romania. He had 4 big options: restoring Northern Transylvania to Romania, keeping it Hungarian, annexing it himself, and drawing a new border somewhere east of the pre-1940 one. 2 less probably options were annexing all of Transylvania to the Soviet Union or transferring further Romanian territory to Hungary.