Portrait of Lev Bronshtein (2062)
24 January 2061-
Preceded by: Bathandwa Gola
18 April 2050-24 July 2061
Preceded by: Jenifer Morgen
Succeeded by: Bela Mehic
9 December 2045-12 November 2050
Preceded by: Draza Topol
Succeeded by: Niko Behic
Born: 22 April 2012 (age 49)
Shevchenkove, Cherkasy Oblast, Soviet Union
Political Party: Democratic
Svetlana Boyko (r.2029-2039)
Education: Moscow State University
- 4-year degree in Law
"Our mission is to promote the worldwide revolution, education, and the overall end to all imperialist hegemony. If that means a larger military then so be it - our ends will justify our means."
- Lev Bronshtein, 19 October 2062
Lev Bronshtein is the current Vice Chairman of the Council of Democrats, elected in 2061 after the sudden death of the former and by recommendation from Chairwoman Song Liyuan. However, Council members protested his candidacy due to his pro-interventionist stance and past promotion throughout his political career, which has been referred to as "left neoconservatism"by anti-interventionist political circles throughout the media. He himself identifies with the Wesseleyite doctrine of "permanent revolution" which has been discussed and discredited by most SUSR political analysts for "mimicking the methods of American imperialism" and for "enticing outdated cold war rhetoric to the masses".
Lev Bronshtein was born 22 April 2012 in Shevchenkove, Cherkasy Oblast, Soviet Union to an Orykovian woman named Maria Peiper and an Ukrainian man named Myron Bronshtein as the oldest of two. His family lived in a communal housing system and worked at the Shanti Fruits Collective Farms in the Soviet Union throughout his childhood with little money due to the liberal reforms of the 2010s that hurt working class families. However, despite these troubles, Bronshtein maintained good grades in his schooling while becoming fascinated by the works of Radek Wesseley and his theory of "Permanent Revolution", and in a school essay argued that Wesseley's theories were correct and that the theories of Laxim were a deviation from both Engels and Amundsven's original practices. By the end of his formative years, Bronshtein had established himself as a top student within his class and once he left home to attend the Moscow State University he chose to pursue a degree in law.
While attending university, he met a woman named Svetlana Boyko in his second year in 2029, who he would go onto form a relationship with until she died in in childbirth to their first son, Lyuben, in 2039. However, for the first few years of his child's life, he was unavailable as due to his service in the military during the third world war, and more specifically the Alaskan War, where he coincidently became a good friend with future Chairwoman of the Council of Democrats, Song Liyuan, but in his place his parents would take over the role as his child's guardians.
After the end of the war in 2043, he returned home shaken by the events he experienced while deployed in Alaska while also growing more patriotic towards the Supranational Union and resented many of the anti-war voices in the SUSR by people who never experienced the conditions of a soldier. Often times he would attend mass gatherings and speak at socialist conferences where he would outline the necessity of war in order to end war due to the "socialist need" to "eradicate capitalism, colonialism, and bourgeois influences".
In 2047, he would meet Vanka Iosif, a 22-year old (at the time) Orykovian woman from New Chernobyl, who he would later marry in late 2053 two years before the birth of his second child, Ivana, and four years before his youngest, Kruševac, were born.
A.I Planned Economy
An economic system that has been promoted by many politicians throughout the history of the SUSR but first promoted by Nikita Romanic in 1961 with the "State Automated System", which sought forth to develop an interlinked computerized system of resource allocation based on the principles of cybernetics; unfortunately, the project was scrapped in 1972 due to economic stagnation and poor economic planning. However, Bronshtein has re-popularized the idea since 2054 stating that "our technology is better than it was 100 or something years ago, there is no reason not to try it."
Bronshtein (center) & his son (left) and his son's partner (right) (2061)
The Bronshtein Doctrine
The guiding political doctrine of Bronshtein's political activity, which expounds the idea that the Supranational Union has the right to intervene in the affairs of socialist countries that seek to adopt capitalism or "pervert socialism" in anyway throughout the world. Along these lines, it also defends and advocates a tougher stance against the cronyism, corruption, and the United States. It has been compared to ideological trends such as neoconservatism in the past for its aggressive take on foreign policy and willingness to back regime change in opposing countries.
Bronshtein & his wife, Venka (2053)
Socialization is an economic policy of Bronshtein which seeks to socialize industry to give greater autonomy to workers within their workplace. He has proposed the improvement of cooperative systems within the day to day interactions of industries across the Supranational Union. Bronshtein's socialization has been compared to privatization for its similarities to decentralize central state control over the economy and for its strengthening of private institutions and weakening of state organs; however, his socialization wouldn't allow for wealthy individuals to control large portions of daily business.
Trade Union Policy
Lev Bronshtein is a supporter of trade unions and has called for mobilizing the country’s hundreds of millions of workers to make accomplishments in the new era and break new ground in the cause of the workers’ movement and trade unions’ work.
Bronshtein's daughter, Ivana (2062)
For & Against
For: Socialism, Engelism, Amundsven Thought, Wessleyism, Social Interventionism, Social Equality, State-planned Economies, Internationalism, Proletariat Dictatorship, Permanent Revolution, Democratic Socialism
Against: Capitalism, Imperialism, Social Imperialism, Fascism, Corruption, Americanism, Social Democracy, Reactionaries, Opportunism, Neo-Liberalism, Liberalization, Bourgeois Democracy/Dictatorship, Ultra-Leftism, Romanicism, Monarchism, Royalism, Wealthy Politicians, Bribery, Salasism, Morgenism
"My belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators.”
- 13 August 2061
“Principle is okay up to a certain point, but principle doesn't do any good if you lose.”
- 27 January 2056
"It is easy to take liberty for granted when you have never had it taken from you."
- 14 January 2062
"We are, as a matter of empirical fact and undeniable history, the greatest force for good the world has ever known."
- 18 April 2061
"These gentlemen have, it seems, completely forgotten that socialism was to remove the cause which impels woman to abortion, and not force her into the “joys of motherhood.” with the help of a foul police interference in what is to every woman the most intimate sphere of life."
- 28 February 2057
"A revolution is “made” directly by a minority."
- 15 April 2060
"The completion of the socialist revolution within national limits is unthinkable."
- 3 February 2060
"I don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go capitalist due to the irresponsibility of its own people. The issues are much too important for the voters to be left to decide for themselves."
- 22 March 2059
"There are no permanent friends or enemies, only interests."
- 25 January 2061
"The politicians of reformism, these dexterous wirepullers, artful intriguers and careerists, expert parliamentary and ministerial maneuvrists, are no sooner thrown out of their habitual sphere by the course of events, no sooner placed face to face with momentous contingencies, than they reveal themselves to be utter and complete fools."
- 1 May 2060
"The petty-bourgeois moralist is the younger brother of the bourgeois pacifist who want to ‘humanize’ warfare by prohibiting the use of poison gases, the bombardment of unfortified cities, etc. Politically, such programs serve only to deflect the thoughts of the people from revolution as the only method of putting an end to war."
- 14 May 2060
"There is only one way of avoiding the war – that is the overthrow of this society. However, as we are too weak for this task, the war is inevitable."
- 16 April 2061
"We can’t oppose compulsory military training by the bourgeois state just as we can’t oppose compulsory education by the bourgeois state. Military training in our eyes is a part of education."
- 17 July 2060
"Democracy and “generally recognized” morality are not the only victims of imperialism. The third suffering martyr is “universal” common sense."
- 24 December 2057
"Let us note in justice that the most sincere and at the same time the most limited petty bourgeois moralists still live even today in the idealized memories of yesterday and hope for its return. They do not understand that morality is a function of the class struggle; that democratic morality corresponds to the epoch of liberal and progressive capitalism; that the sharpening of the class struggle in passing through its latest phase definitively and irrevocably destroyed this morality; that in its place came the morality of fascism on one side, on the other the morality of proletarian revolution."
- 8 April 2061
"Every civilization that has ever existed has ultimately collapsed. History is a tale of efforts that failed, of aspirations that weren’t realized. So, as a historian, one has to live with a sense of the inevitability of tragedy."
-5 June 2061
"A country that demands moral perfection in its foreign policy will achieve neither perfection nor security."
-15 April 2061
"Art is not a mirror to hold up to society, but a hammer with which to shape it."
- 19 August 2047
"Fascism is nothing but capitalist reaction; from the point of view of the proletariat the difference between the types of reaction is meaningless"
- 12 May 2048
"An ally has to be watched just like an enemy."
- 19 August 2049
"Empires have no interest in operating within an international system; they aspire to be the international system. Empires have no need for a balance of power. "
- 25 June 2061
"Blessed are the people whose leaders can look destiny in the eye without flinching but also without attempting to play God."
- 22 June 2061