Uprisings In Finland

Uprisings in Finland

When the war began, momentum favoured the UN. Armed with greater numbers of Superheavies, advanced technology and able leaders, the UN forces of the Central Democratic Alliance- the Germany-led military bloc of Central European democracies, including Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Hungary- quickly overran the Soviet Union's borders and plunged deep into the country's strategic depth. Later in the war, Soviet Command would claim this was a deliberate strategy to lure and trick UN forces, but the reality was that the USSR had not fully mobilised by the time the war began.

In what must've been a novel change for them, wherever the UN went they found civilian populations coming out in force to support them, only aiding their assault. Ukrainians, Lithuanians, Latvians, Estonians, Finns- all of these for whom the Soviet takeover 18 years ago was still an open wound.

When German forces took Leningrad-2, Soviet garrisons in Finland panicked, and they began withdrawing east into Russian Karelia, afraid that they'd be cut off from Moscow. As a result, Finland was stripped of its military defenses- and occupiers. Before long the people were in open revolt, tearing down Soviet flags, chiseling off emblems and knocking over statues.

But the front line has now been pushed back and Leningrad-2 is in Soviet hands once again. However, the vast bulk of the Soviet war machine is on the front, fighting against the UN, and precious few forces can be spared to put down this uprising in Finland. Premier Kuzmin, at the urging of Soviet Command, has requested Federation assistance in putting down the revolt.
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Options

Make vague promises but offer no material assistance

If the USSR is too busy to put down the rebellion, why do they think the Federation would be any better off? We don't have anything to spare right now. Let's make some soothing sounds at the Soviets and hope they aren't too annoyed.

This option has the following effects:
Offended: Federation members take a -10 penalty when interacting with the Soviets until the end of turn 4.
Thanks for nothing!: There is a 10% chance that Yanmei will gain the Enemy (Soviets, 1) talent. There is a 5% chance that Yanmei will gain the Enemy (Soviets, 2) talent instead.

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Offer some financial aid

A contribution of financial aid will allow the Soviets to train and equip some rear-guard units which can then be used to put down the revolt. This allows us to satisfy the USSR, without making it obvious that we're helping crush a popular revolt.

This option has the following effects:
Financial Cost: 2 CP is added to your expenses at the end of this turn. It must be paid before anything else is paid.
Gratitude: There is a 20% chance that Yanmei will gain the Peer (Soviets) talent. There is a 10% chance that Yanmei will gain the Good Reputation (Soviets) talent instead.
Enemy of Freedom: There is a 10% chance that Yanmei will gain the Enemy (Finns, 1) talent. There is a 5% chance that Yanmei will gain the Enemy (Finns, 2) talent instead.

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Send Federation forces in to crush the revolt ourselves

By sending in a sizable military force, we can put down the revolt without the Soviets having to lift a finger. This will greatly please them, but our forces will be tied up for some time and it also makes it blindingly obvious that we're now moving to crush revolts.

This option has the following effects:
Military Deployment: Choose 2 full-strength Hordes from any land-based army. These Hordes may not be deployed on any missions for the next 1d3 Turns.
Great Gratitude: Yanmei gains the Peer (Soviets) talent. There is a 25% chance that Yanmei will gain the Good Reputation (Soviets) talent instead.
Assuaging Fears: There is a 15% chance that the Distrust/Resentment/Hatred of Authority Circumstance will be removed from further Missions involving the Red Army, starting in Turn 4.
Tyrant!: Yanmei gains the Enemy (Finns, 2) talent. There is a 30% chance that Yanmei will gain the Enemy (Finns, 4) talent.
Poor Record: Yanmei takes a -10 penalty to any interactions with peoples from other occupied or oppressed nationalities (Ukrainians, Lithuanians, Koreans, Vietnamese etc) for the next 1d3 Turns.

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Send covert assistance to the Finnish movement

What has the Soviet Union ever done for us? No one trusts them, frankly no one likes them. They're a bunch of dictators and we should use them pretty much to just blunt the UN before we work to dismember the USSR like a roast. They're only in this war because we promised them Evangelions, and do we really want to actually follow through on that? Let's covertly support the Finns with military aid and special ops instead and hope the Soviets don't find out.

this option has the following effects:
Financial Cost: 2 CP is added to your expenses at the end of this turn. It must be paid before anything else is paid.
Great Gratitude: Yanmei gains the Peer (Finns) talent. There is a 25% chance that Yanmei will gain the Good Reputation (Finns) talent instead.
Traitor!: There is a 20% chance that Yanmei will gain the Enemy (Soviets, 4) talent.
A Split in the Federation: There is a 10% chance that the Split in the Federation: Soviets Move to Exit Event fires in Turn 4.
Covert Ops: The Sabotage Soviet Supply Lines in Finland Field Mission will be available in Turn 5.

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