In an odd twist of history, there is a new communist nation in the huge landmass of Asia. This time, it’s based in the rich farming land of Siberia. The Siberian Commune is primarily an agricultural nation, producing and exporting a significant variety of crops, and generally importing their more advanced manufactured goods.
As the only major government in central Asia, Siberia has methodically collected all the military scraps left by the collapse of China and Russia, and buried them in vaults deep underground. Better to have all these dangerous materials in secure locations rather than scattered around the wilderness. Also, if the Siberians have the guns, then perhaps the rest of the world will leave Siberia alone. So far, it’s worked.