That all depends on what you mean by a "strong" China - realistically they can achieve what they want by making it a bit stronger, but that is a world away from being a threat to their possessions.Not sure on the Entente, it is mixed, keeps the Japanese and Soviets busy, but both the British (Hong Kong) and French (Northern edge of FIC) have areas which a stronger China might want...
Quite limited compared to OTL:Just curious, is the assumption that the Soviets have agents within the Entente Nuclear Weapon program the way they did in the Allied/American program iOTL? And would there be American or other (Italian?) agents within the program?
- Melita Norwood works for them as IOTL and would see enough for the Soviets to figure out that there was a bomb programme going on (budget, etc.) but not sufficient to share any technical details.
- Klaus Fuchs is interned in Canada, due to concern over his Communist history.
- Alan Nunn May hasn't been mentioned, if I had to guess I'd say that he will still be at Bristol because the heavy water reactor side of things is mostly francophone.
- Donald Maclean is third secretary at the British Embassy in Paris.
- Guy Burgess is working for the BBC as in OTL - with the end of the war imminent this is likely to be permanent.
- Kim Philby is working for the Times as he was initially in OTL - without the Fall of France Burgess doesn't get the opportunity or justification to recruit him into Section D.
- Anthony Blunt is still in the Intelligence Corps - he's already had a cameo appearance investigating German war crimes. As such he will never have had access to Ultra.
- John Cairncross is Private Secretary to Baron Hankey, currently the Paymaster-General.
That too.Just thinking from a British point of view, iTTL, on a line from Moscow to the Channel, the Soviets have gone from in 1938 from controlling about 1/4 of the way from Moscow to the Channel to post-war controlling about 1/3 of the way (using modern Polish/Belarussian borders, which are close, but not completely accurate to what is true iOTL.).
OTOH, iOTL, the Soviets have gone from in OTL the soviets have gone from in 1938 from controlling about 1/4 of the way from Moscow to the Channel to 2/3 of the way. (the OTL intergerman border).