Quote from the Soviet film "The Great Citizen" (1937):
"Oh, twenty years after a GOOD WAR, get out and take a look at the Soviet Union - composed of lets say thirty or forty republics."
On January 1, 1937 as part of the so-called USSR there were only 11 republics, implying that that USSR has planned to annex at least 20 European states during WW2. Communist propaganda also portrayed total war as a noble fight for internationalism.
After the war the propaganda has drastically changed, now claiming that USSR is the "Bastion of Peace" (СССР оплот МИРА). But there is a catch, since in Russian language both "peace" and "world" have the same word "mir" (МИР). So when a Russian says "we need mir", he can mean botch "we need peace" and "we need the whole world".
The Soviet movie itself:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXQo1o4RrpI
Внешнеполитическая пропаганда ХХ века исключительно пацифична. У всех. У СССР, США, 3 Рейха. Советская пропаганда, например, строилась над "вершковом пацифизме". Суть:
Пусть помнит враг, укрывшийся в засаде:
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