Mikhail Tukachevsky was brought to this earth in 1921, just as the Russian Civil War continued to rage on, he and his family had to constantly move around Russia to avoid being killed by either the Imperial Remnants or the Bolsheviks. When the war ended in 1922, his family settled in Moscow, where they would live their life peacefully. He was sent to Leningrad to receive education by his parents, it was there where Mikhail would start to grow communist sympathies after staying in school, growing to idolize Lenin. However, he would soon grow out of his communist sympathies as he got older, only focused on getting a job, not some petty ideology.
Mikhail during his early years.
As Mikhail grew older, it became apparent to him that Stalin's rhetoric was not what it seemed, as it seemed to disregard the common worker in favor of a cult of personality dedicated to Stalin. He was interested in other forms of communism that wasn't Stalinism, however after ruffling through most of them, he dumped a lot of them almost immediately. He focused on surviving and making his family proud, not ideology. He found work at a factory, and stayed there for four months, making good friends there and generally being a model worker and an inspiration to his friends. However, after those four months, he was forced into the Red Army due to conscription policies, and said goodbye to his friends and comrades at the factory.
Mikhail was initially selected to be a conscript, however, for an unknown reason, Stalin thought that Mikhail would be of good use as a Soviet General, and sent his advisor to personally train the new recruit. Mikhail was brought to a military academy by Stalin's advisor and was trained there for a few years. While in the Military Academy, he performed mostly on the scale of average, but while in there he was outclassed by another General who seemed to be stupid at first but had enough tactics up his sleeve. Then in 1944, he was commissioned into the Red Army as a Lieutenant General, and given command of an Army Group numbering one million men.
Mikhail adjusted to his new position quickly, even with no experiences commanding an army. He saw that the Army Group assigned to him was trained badly, and gave out orders to officers throughout the group to get the soldiers into tip-top shape, and replacing officers who refused to adhere to his order of refurbishing the army group. He became known to the group as a leader who did not tolerate failure of any kind, be it easily forgivable or unforgivable. In 1945, he saw that his army was fit to fight, and was assigned to East Prussia to keep invading forces out. In 1946, when the Second World War began, he led his forces in the defense of Kaliningrad as Allied forces made a beeline for it.
Mikhail preparing to execute a prisoner in Germany.
As the Allies tried closing in on Kaliningrad multiple times, Mikhail was always the first to defend. During the First Battle of Konigsberg, he led his group's air force to intercept a mass bombing campaign conducted by the North German Luftwaffe, dealing heavy damage towards the Allied forces. Then he would go on the offensive, helping Soviet forces in Poland stave off the German invasion. Then in 1948 he was recalled to the south to push against South German forces, winning battles day by day as he proved himself to be an invaluable commander, though he was overshadowed by another Soviet General.
In 1949, he was recalled to the Northern Front to spearhead the assault on Northern Germany, and when he reached the North, he reinforced a Soviet Army Group headed by a rookie commander, helping him in his task of leading tank assaults into the Allied lines. However, just as it looked perfect for the Soviets, their advance bogged down due to constant bombing runs and missile strikes conducted by the Allied forces, and so he and the other commander merely waited it out. In 1950, they launched the largest offensive in the North, with the hopes of finally driving the Allies out. However, in the middle of the battle, Mikhail was caught in the Apocalypse. The event which damned all of humanity for three years.
"We're Eurocommunists, comrade. Not Soviets." - A conversation between Premier Mikhail and one of his staff.
Personality and Personal Life
"I'm... just a person. Nothing more." - Mikhail Tukachevsky, talking with Jean-Andou Flaubert.
Political Views and Works
Mikhail is a Eurocommunist, leaning heavily on splitting off from the new USSR established following the Apocalypse. He views Eurocommunism as the ideology of the future, a light shining bright as the world falls to darkness. He has a fervent dislike for Drexlerianism, calling it the ideology of a madman, and views liberal democracy as a misguided, yet dangerous ideology. When asked about his other opinions, he has an apathetic opinion on religion, in part due to being raised by a family that only focused on survival and not worship.
He views German-Russian unity as the best outcome for Kaliningrad, seeing as the Kaliningrad Soviet is one of the last bastions of humanity not consumed by rabid nationalism and hatred. He is highly apathetic to some revolutionary movements, including ones advocating for homosexual rights, women's suffrage, and civil rights. However, he is supportive of other movements, such as the Technocratic movement, and the Spanish Eurocommunist movement in Vigo. He sees those movements as yet another example of humanity being a shining beacon even as the world collapses.
When asked about his opinion on Technocracy, Mikhail can say that without a doubt, he is very supportive of the ideology in general, in part due to his friendship with the leader of France, Jean-Andou Flaubert. Her ideas of a Technocratic France entranced Mikhail, who dreamed of the Kaliningrad Soviet being ruled with the help of scientific and technological advancements. His variant of Eurocommunism, Technocratic Eurocommunism, is an example of his love for the movement. The ideology believes in mixing the scientific and technical knowledge of a technocracy alongside the democratic systems of Eurocommunism, creating a greater Kaliningrad.
His opinion on Accelerationism and Futurism, however, is different compared to his support for Technocracy. While he does accept it as a movement, viewing it as another solid choice, he is also very wary of the ideology itself, as he fears what might happen should Kaliningrad 'free' itself from 'petty morality', especially since Futurism glorifies violence, something which Mikhail does not want to see practiced everywhere in his new home. Aside from that, he is also distrustful of some figures bar Jean-Andou, in particular he is distrustful of Prime Minister Artaud, a prominent Accelerationist figure.
Should he be asked on his capabilities as a politician, Mikhail will view himself as a leader with great potential. He views himself as a revolutionary of the future, a beacon of prosperity. He is considered a more 'nuanced' leader compared to the idealism of Pedro Ortega and the accelerationism of Jean-Andou. His view of Eurocommunism is shared by the other leaders, but he also diverges on other aspects, such as the ideas of laws, scientific ethics, and sometimes even morality. Though despite all of this, he still finds common ground with the other two.
"Slava Kaliningrad! Fear not, comrades! For we shall prove ourselves worthy of bearing the Eurocommunist flag! Ura!" - Mikhail giving a speech to a crowd in the capital of Kaliningrad, Konigsberg.
"Citizens of London, fear not! We are here to help you! The Kaliningrad Treaty Organization is only here to help!" - Mikhail after stepping foot into KTO-occupied London.