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Reich Commissariat of Moscow
Reichskommissariat Moskowien
Flag of the Reichkommissariat Moskowien
Flag of the Germanic Reich
Ruling Party Arbeitsbereich Osten der Nationalsozialistischen Deutschen Arbeiterpartei
(Tr: Working Area East of the National Socialist German Workers' Party)
Head of StateReichskommissar
Siegfried Kasche
Head of GovernmentDeputy Reichskommissar
Wolf-Heinrich Graf von Helldorff
Sphere Grossraum Kontinentaleuropa
Foreign Alignment Autonomous Reichskommissariat, Einheitspakt
Credit Rating Fair
Market Type Gelenkte Wirtschaft

Reichskommissariat Moskowien (RKM; Russian: Рейхскомиссариат Московия, romanized: Reykhskomissariat Moskoviya, literally 'Realm Commissariat of Muscovy') is a colony in Eastern Europe, part of the Greater Germanic Reich, encompassing most of the former European parts of the former Russian SFSR. It is the largest European Reichskommissariat and is operated by Reichskommissar Siegfried Kasche, the former German Ambassador to Croatia.

The colony utilizes the large Slavic population through a middle class of Russian laborers, providing a higher quality of life than other Reichskommissariats like Kaukasus. However, the political system has provided an uneasy glimpse of stability, with pressure from eastern warlords causing difficulties in controlling the border region.

The colony was established in 1941-1942 after the German occupation of Western Russia, conquered from the Soviet Union in WWII, led to the creation of the Moskowien region, which was the least Germanized part of the entire German colonial sphere and one of the most unprofitable, with overt mismanagement and powerful collaborator groups.

The West Russian War in the mid-50s led to it being nearly overrun by several Russian warlords, including the West Russian Revolutionary Front, backed by the Organization of Free Nations and the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere. Although the invasion was repelled, it diminished a large portion of the RK's land forces, giving Moskowien a "bloody nose" from which it has not recovered from to this day.

History[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

Before Operation Barbarossa, the lands that make up Moskowien was part of the Russian SFSR inside of the Soviet Union, inhabited by mostly Russians. It was a key subject of Nazi planning for the post-war expansion of the German state under the Lebensraum or Living Space under Generalplan Ost. The Nazi extermination policy in Western Russia, ended the lives of millions of people in The Holocaust and other mass killings under SS Einsatzgruppen units.

Nazi Germany aimed to permanently destroy Russia and the Russian people, regardless of their political affiliation. Adolf Hitler's Lebensraum policy, as outlined in Mein Kampf, involved disposing of Russian inhabitants and expeling them beyond the Ural mountains or through various means. The Generalplan Ost encouraged German colonial settlement in former Slavic regions. As the campaign against the Soviet Union advanced, the occupied territories were gradually transferred from military to civilian administration. Hitler's final decision involved dividing the new eastern territories into four Reichskommissariats to destroy Russia as a geographical entity.

These institutions were under the nominal supervision of Reichsleiter Alfred Rosenberg, head of the Reich Ministry for the Occupied Eastern Territories. The leaders of these provinces were direct subordinates of Hitler and answerable only to him. The conquered territories initially became a Reichskommissariat Russland, later changed to Moskowien (Muscovy) or Moskau (Moscow). These eastern districts were considered the most sensitive to administer, and were managed directly by the German government in Berlin.

Establishment[edit | edit source]

Reichskommissariat Moskowien was established around 1941-1942 (The exact establishment date is unclear due to the lore mostly being vague). Around this time, Rosenberg had initially proposed Erich Koch, notorious even among the Nazis as a particularly brutal leader, as Reichskommissar of the province on 7 April 1941. Koch rejected his nomination for the position, leading to his control of Reichskommissariat Ukraine. Hitler proposed Wilhelm Kube as an alternative, but he was deemed too old for the position and assigned to Belarus. Siegfried Kasche, the German envoy in Zagreb, was selected instead. Wilhelm von Allwörden, Hamburg senator and SA General, promoted himself as the Commissioner for Economic Affairs for the Moscow area. Heinrich Himmler opposed Kasche's nomination, describing him as "a man of the desk, in no wise energetic or strong, and an outspoken enemy of the SS." But however all is said and done, Kasche was appointed head of state while Wolf-Heinrich Graf von Helldorff was the Head of Government.

Post-War[edit | edit source]

After the total collapse of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the subsequent occupation up to the A-A line, Generalplan Ost was initiated. Over the next course of the late 1940s, Hundreds of Thousands of the Russian Population in the area were either deported out of Moskowien or were brutally taken out by other means necessary. It has said to be that over 5 million have already died due to German harsh colonial order

Resistance[edit | edit source]

Another notable group is the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, which has been fighting for Ukrainian independence for the longest time, though that doesn’t make them the faintest of heart as they have committed many acts of violence and murder against Poles, Germans, Russians and others who don’t support their cause. While they aren’t the best and many compare them to the Germans, a lot of Ukrainians see them as somewhat better than the Communists.

The final group of resistance in Ukraine happens to be None-other-than the Polissian Sich. The Polissian Sich used to be a sub-organization in the UIA, but after Taras-Bulba Borovets has committed a genocide against the local Jews in Olevsk, he felt that he and the UIA had betrayed the idea of Ukrainian Independence by killing innocent people, because of this he felt it was his duty to fight for a cause better than the UIA, and so, the Polissian Sich was created. Yuriy Horlis, a man who had previously fought for Ukrainian independence under the Kholodnyy Yar, had discovered discovered the Polissian Sich and had joined it and gained leadership turning it into a Resistance organization fighting for Democracy. While all these resistance movements see each other as sworn enemies, the Polissian Sich (due to their political diversity) sees Communists and the UIA as not too different from themselves, but the same sentiment is not shared by the UIA (who believe they are nothing more than Polish Puppets) and the Communists (who are opposed to the idea of Democracy in any manner), regardless, they all have the same goal of remove the Nazi Puppet regime that drags its dirty boots over Ukraine.

West Russian War[edit | edit source]

Main Article: West Russian War

As if anything couldn't get worse for the German Administration in Moskowien, a massive partisan attack caught the German Forces off-guard and. Russian forces advanced west in Operation Suvorov, causing confusion within the Wehrmacht. Berlin attempted to send reinforcements to Moskowien in order to maintain order and prevent a total collapse of the region.. The war affected the struggling German economy, causing further strife. Due to this, The Russian Partisans living in Moskowien seeing the WRRF successful advance into Moskowien inspired the populace to launch an uprising of their own further causing discontent within the Moskowien Administration. The German high command used desperate measures to prevent the collapse of their front line. But however as WRRF Forces were about to capture Moskau and finally dealing a final blow to the German Administration in Moskowien leading to it's ultimate collapse, the German lines solidified, causing many Soviet generals and forces to abandon the effort due to political divisions. Despite these setbacks, Speidel managed to rally the Wehrmacht and push WRRF Forces out of Moskowien. The war has said to costed Moskowien the preponderance of all German Forces. Despite Germany's success in the war, it was a Pyrrhic victory. The war severely weakening Reichskommissariat Moskowien, which never managed to retake the A-A line or many of the cities they had lost during the Front's advance.

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Economy[edit | edit source]

"This occupation will indeed have a completely different character to that in the Baltic Sea provinces, in the Ukraine and in the Caucasus. It will be geared towards the oppression of any Russian or Bolshevist resistance and [sic] requires an absolutely ruthless personality, not only on the part of the military representation but also the potential political leadership. The resulting tasks need not be recorded." -   Alfred Rosenberg

With three main cities serving as its primary manufacturing centers—Moskau/Moscow, Paulusburg/Voroshilovgrad (really known as Stalingrad), and Sankt Peterburg/Leningrad—Moskowien functions predominantly on an industrial-based economic structure. The Reichskommissariat's industries are fully controlled by German businesses, but most of them rely on hiring native Slavs, even though they are still governed by Germany.

Products made include anything from refrigerators to processed raw materials and auto components. The majority of the output is sent immediately westward to Germany.

The Reichskommissariat has been beset with revolt since its founding, although in recent years there has been a slow movement away from forced labor. As a result, the local Slavic population has benefited from a higher level of life, making a small but manageable income. Economists in the Pakt often joke that RK Moskowien is less profitable than a black hole, but due to the massive investments already consumed, there's no choice but to continue sinking resources.

Politics[edit | edit source]

Parties and Factions[edit | edit source]

Name Ideologies Leader
Working Area East of the National Socialist German Workers' Party National Socialism

Rosenbergite Tendency Reformed National Socialism

Siegfried Kasche

Military[edit | edit source]

The colony produces a sizeable military force, primarily made up of indigenous volunteers entrusted with protecting the territory's eastern marches against the numerous wandering warlords who frequently invade and plunder the Reichskommissariat.

More benefits, such as extra rations, creature comforts, and nicer lodging, are frequently offered to the volunteers in exchange for their service. German officials appointed by the Reich are in charge of organizing and directing them.

However, the severe losses suffered by the Reichskommissariat during the West Russian War nearly a decade ago has left them reeling from the significant loss of strength and overall combat readiness, from which they have never fully recovered from.