Note on spellingEdit
The Russian name Геoргий can be transliterated as either Georgi or Georgy. Both spellings have been used by Harry Turtledove in different stories.
Georgy Zhukov in The Man With the Iron HeartEdit
Georgy Zhukov (1896-1945) was a long-time rival of Ivan Koniev. As Zhukov was Joseph Stalin's favorite, he was given the privilege of taking Berlin, a fact that nettled Koniev up until a few minutes before his death in May 1945.
When the Race's Conquest Fleet arrived in 1942, Marshal Georgy Zhukov was initially forced to make huge concessions of Soviet territory to the unexpected and far more advanced enemy. However, Zhukov pioneered innovative tactics which overcame the Race's technological superiority through the use of superior Soviet numbers (at tremendously high cost to his army) and increasingly short supply reserves for the Race (this probably saved Zhukov from Joseph Stalin's wrath). Zhukov turned the tide, stabilized the front, and began retaking territory from the Race, especially after the Soviet Union deployed an atomic bomb near Kaluga.
After the war Zhukov remained Marshal of the Red Army. Following the death of Stalin, he became, along with Lavrenti Beria of the NKVD and Foreign Commissar Andrei Gromyko, one of General Secretary Vyacheslav Molotov's most important advisers. Molotov trusted neither Zhukov nor Beria and attempted to play them off against each other; the two had a deep-seated rivalry between them.However, in 1963, Beria and the NKVD attempted a coup against Molotov, and Zhukov suppressed it. He had a choice between restoring Molotov and making himself General Secretary. He chose to restore Molotov, but Molotov no longer had a counterbalance against him, and Zhukov felt at liberty to use the veiled threat of launching his own coup to influence Molotov's policy decisions. Ultimately, he continued to respect Molotov's authority for the remainder of his career.
Georgy Zhukov in "The Last Article"Edit
After years of fighting, Georgy Zhukov (1896-1946) conceded defeat to German forces led by Field Marshal Walther Model in 1946 outside Kuibishev. Model allowed Zhukov a few last words to his troops before he had him shot.
Georgy Zhukov in The War That Came EarlyEdit
Georgy Zhukov in "The Phantom Tolbukhin"Edit
Georgy Zhukov (1896-1937 or 1938) was one of several generals who were purged by Joseph Stalin between 1936 and 1938. In 1947, years after the Soviet Union had fallen to Germany, guerrilla leader Fedor Tolbukhin reflected on those purges, and realized they had virtually assured his country's defeat.
- ↑ The Man With the Iron Heart, pg. 21, TPB.
- ↑ Ibid., pg. .
- ↑ Tilting the Balance, pg. 482-485, mmp.
- ↑ Second Contact, pg. 176, mmp.
- ↑ Ibid., pg. 177, 354-357.
- ↑ Ibid., pg. 449-454.
- ↑ Ibid., pg. 519-523.
- ↑ Down to Earth, generally.
- ↑ Aftershocks, pgs. 598-601, mmp.
- ↑ See., e.g., The Best Military Science Fiction of the Twentieth Century, pg. 232.
- ↑ The Big Switch, pg. 296, HC.
- ↑ Alternate Generals, pg. 123; Counting Up, Counting Down, pg. 112, TPB.
| Military offices|
|Chief of the Staff of the Red Army|
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| Political offices|
|Minister of Defense of Soviet Union|
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