A MUSH set in 20th century wars. Currently we are working our way through history, we started in 1918, and we're now up to 1939, with the Winter War. But we will move on, covering hopefully the entirety of World War Two.
Currently, it is the dying days of 1939, and World War Two has begun. The strategy of appeasement, aimed at letting fascism deal with communism, has failed, with Hitler and Stalin refusing to play the democracy's game and instead choosing to make a non aggression treaty in the form of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. Poland has been overrun by Nazi Germany and Communist Russia, and France and the United Kingdom wait, fearful of the inevitable onslaught.
But while Western Europe waits, Russia is on the move. The Pact included a secret clause, in which Hitler agreed to let independent minded Finland and the Baltic States become a part of the Soviet sphere. Accordingly, as 1939 draws to a close, Stalin's forces make their move.
The Soviet Union is an order of magnitude more powerful than tiny Finland, but what happens in the winter of 1939-40 captures the imagination of the world as the Finns, to the surprise of Stalin, prove their willingness and readiness to resist the might of the Red Army and defend their liberty in a modern day version of David and Goliath.
"If you were to name the greatest nation in the world, would it be the richest; would it be the one whose possessions are the most wide-flung; would it be the most populous or that which boasted of the most destructive guns and the most powerful army? Perhaps it would be that nation which paid its debts, which, courageous as the Greeks at Thermopylae, fights a barbarian horde, which faces annihilation rather than compromise its liberty - whose men today die on the battlefield and whose women and babies starve and freeze behind the lines. If this is the nation you would seek, there stands Finland."
The story of the Winter War meets MUSHdom!