Because of the snowstorms in the South, my classes are canceled for the next few days. Have some scenarios.
After the end of the Second World War, the world is split into four blocs. The Anglo-Japanese bloc is the bulwark of the democratic ideas embodied by the Allies during WWII, although the Japanese are still under their WWII-era militarist regime. The British themselves have become rather more militaristic and paranoid ever since Europe fell to the reds, and it would be very accurate to describe Britain as a surveillance state. Its allies and puppets are little better, frequently European governments-in-exile, puppet post-colonial regimes or local dictators who happen to pay lip service to the West.
Of course, while both the Americans and British are apt to consider the communists as a united front, they too are split. Indeed, it could be said that they hate one another more than they hate the more distant capitalist powers. The Third International is what remains of the Soviet-led alliance from WWII, and is dominated by the Soviets. Although the death of Stalin has decreased repression by a little, the Soviet Union is still a paranoid autocracy whose trade outside of the Third International is very limited. The Indians, under the socialist-nationalist Indian People's Congress, has fused Hindu nationalism with Stalinism, and treats its restless non-Hindu people like second-class citizens.
The Fourth International, which broke off from the Third over the issue of perceived "softness" with regard to the West, is a more balanced but more divided organization. The German-dominated European Collective is still the superior power, although the Chinese are starting to catch up. The European Collective, while a confederation of socialist states in name, is in truth a German empire, a fact not lost on many of the WWII-era conquests. The Chinese, on the other hand, are far more centralized, and the Maoist clique in power refuses to turn down political repression even as they make backdoor deals with the Americans.