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I was bored so I watched a Russian Documentary on youtube

  1. What if Stalin had lived another ten years as dictator of USSR, or if Nikita Khrushchev never came to power

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  2. Biggest question would have been how Stalin chose to deal with client state Cuba, which didn't turn communist til Fulgencio Batista was deposed in 59-60 or so.

    During the October crisis at its worst Castro was in his bunker screaming for the launch codes; Kruschev refused and did not want the US attacked.

    Stalin probably would have reacted similarly but he was a crazy old bastard so there's no telling. I'm guessing he wouldn't appreciate a client state dragging him into a strategic nuclear war, the difference might have been in how he treated Cuba afterwards. The soviets probably did appreciate Cuba being a thorn in the us's side.