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People's Republic of Magnitogorsk
Народная Республика Магнитогорск - Narodnaja Respublika Magnitogorsk
Flag of Magnitogorsk
Ruling Party Technocratic Clique
Head of StateTrofim Lysenko
Head of GovernmentIsaak Prezent
Foreign AlignmentN/A
Credit Rating Terrible
Market Type Planned Economy

The People's Republic of Magnitogorsk is a Russian warlord state located in the Southern Urals. It borders Zlatoust and Tyumen to the north, Kazakh SSR to the east, the Dirlewanger Brigade to the south and the Ural League to the west.

The state itself is run by NKVD scientist Trofim Lysenko, who is using the city and the nearby Black Mountain as his own personal research facility with the help of the NKVD.

History[edit | edit source]

NOTE: The history section was written prior to the The Ruin update, therefore its lore is slightly outdated.

The Mountain[edit | edit source]

Boom-Town[edit | edit source]

The town of Magnitogorsk was a boom-town, built up throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries to mine and process the incredibly rich iron deposits within Mount Magnitnaya. When the Second World War ended, the steel mills closed and the mountain lay dormant. But Doctor Trofim Lysenko and the 22nd NKVD Motor Rifle Division arrived, transforming the former network of mines into a base of operations where few entered and even fewer returned. The locals soon gave Mount Magnitnaya a new name more befitting of its ominous reputation: the Black Mountain.

Far beneath the mountain's surface, Trofim Lysenko continues the "scientific" work that he started more than three decades prior. He has rejected the concepts of Mendellian genetics and Darwinian evolution, considering them to be classist lies that falsely apply the capitalist theory of competition to nature. in reality, Mother Nature is a socialist, and all things trend towards cooperation.

The One Taboo[edit | edit source]

Pushed by the stress of his experiences, Lysenko has realized that there is no boundary worth respecting when the future of socialism is on the line, and he has broken one of his few taboos: human experimentation. He has become desperate to apply his theories in creation of a "New Soviet Man," something that the unfortunate residents of Magnitogorsk have learned firsthand. Those who aid in the kidnapping of test subjects are the NKVD, led by Stepan Bunkov. their path first crossed with the mad scientist's in the closing days of the Second World War, when they were charged with evacuating him and his research well beyond the front lines. But when all order broke down, they were forced to cooperate and survive. Lysenko convinced the officers that his work was vital to the restoration of the Soviet Union, and that any and all assistance they could render would be greatly rewarded when order was restored and the German invaders were expelled. It is a decision that Bunkov may have come to regret.

Not Alone[edit | edit source]

Despite its relative isolation, Magnitogorsk is not alone. the surrounding warlord states of Tyumen, Zlatoust and Kostanay pay no attention to them, something they intend to reciprocate. The great foe to the west is the Ural League, a band of Gulag prisoners turned altruistic militias who view Lysenko and all his valuable aides as little more than bandits in need of driving out. A most unexpected ally, however, lies to the south: the Dirlewanger Brigade, a handy supply of muscle whose loyalty can be bought with loot and liquor. With any luck, they can serve as a source of not only test subjects, but also manpower in the event of a war with the Ural League. Of course, any alliance with them is not likely to last much longer after their victory.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Magnitogorsk starts with the following national spirits:

Name In-Game Description Effects
Luftwaffe Terror Bombing With depressing regularity, Luftwaffe bombers from the airfields of Reichskommissariat Moskowien fly over the warlord states of western Russia, bombing everything they can see and affecting nearly every aspect of Russian life as a result. The only salvation comes in the form of the Free Aviators, who strive to intercept them at every opportunity. If not for them, the situation in Russia would be far more dire. Monthly Population: -5.0%

Constructuon Speed: -40.0%

Production Efficiency Cap: -10.0%

Production Efficiency Growth: -7.0%

Free Repair: -70.0%

Needed Consumer Goods: +7.0%

Mad Scientist Ruled by a megalomaniac scientist and his crew of crazy yesmen, the scientists of Magnitogorsk are willing to sacrifice anything to defeat the Hun.Even their humanity. Monthly Population: -10.0%

Research Speed: +15.00%

Max Entrenchment: +2.0

Lysenko's Sanity - High (This spirit has no description) Daily Political Power Gain: +0.50

Weekly Stability: +1.00%

Research Speed: +10.00%

Very Low NKVD Influence (This spirit has no description) Division Organization: +5.0%

Defense: +2.00%

Division Recovery Rate: +5.0%

Trivia[edit | edit source]