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  Reichsmarschall, Marshal of the Empire   Primo Maresciallo dell'Impero, First Marshal of the Empire            
Yiji Shangjiang, General First Class Generalfeldmarschall, Field Marshal Reichsf√ľhrer Maresciallo d'Italia, Marshal of Italy ¬† Gensui, Field Marshal Marshal of the Soviet Union General Commissar of State Security General of the Army ¬†
Erji Shangjiang, General Second Class Generaloberst, Colonel General Oberstgruppenf√ľhrer Generale d'Armata ¬† Taisho, General Marshal of [type of unit] State Security Commissar of 1st Rank General General
Zhongjiang, Lieutenant General General der [type of unit], General of [type of unit] Generaloberst, Colonel General Generale di Corpo d'Armata Comandante Generale Chujo, Lieutenant General Colonel General State Security Commissar of 2nd Rank Lieutenant General Lieutenant General
Shaojiang, Major General Generalleutnant, Lieutenant General Gruppenf√ľhrer Generale di Divisione Luogotenente Generale Shosho, Major General Lieutenant General State Security Commissar of 3rd Rank Major General Major General
Zhunjiang, Brigadier General Generalmajor, Major General Brigadef√ľhrer Generale di Brigata Console Generale ¬† Major General State Security Commissar Brigadier General Brigadier General
              State Security Colonel    
¬† ¬† Oberf√ľhrer ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† State Security Lieutenant Colonel ¬† ¬†
Shangxiao, Colonel Oberst, Colonel Standartenf√ľhrer Colonnello, Colonel Console Taisa, Colonel Colonel State Security Major Colonel Colonel
Zhongxiao, Lieutenant Colonel Oberstleutnant, Lieutenant Colonel Obersturmbannf√ľhrer Tenente Colonnello Primo Seniore Chusa, Lieutenant Colonel Lieutenant Colonel State Security Captain Lieutenant Colonel Lieutenant Colonel
Shaoxiao, Sub-Colonel Major Sturmbannf√ľhrer Maggiore Seniore Shosa, Major Major State Security Senior Lieutenant Major Major
        Primo Centurione          
Shangwei, Upper Lieutenant Hauptmann, Captain Hauptsturmf√ľhrer Capitano Centurione Taii, Captain Captain State Security Lieutenant Captain Captain
        Primo Capo Manipolo          
Zhongwei, Lieutenant Oberleutnant, Senior Lieutenant Obersturmf√ľhrer Primo Tenente Capo Manipolo Chui, Lieutenant Senior Lieutenant State Security Junior Lieutenant First Lieutenant First Lieutenant
Shaowei, Sub-Lieutenant Leutnant Untersturmf√ľhrer Tenente Sotto Capo Manipolo Shoi, Sub-Lieutenant Lieutenant ¬† Second Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Zhunwei, Brigadier Lieutenant       Primo Aiutante, Warrant Officer 1st Class Juni, Warrant Officer   State Security Sergeant    
        Aiutante Capo, Head Warrant Officer         Chief Warrant Officer
        Aiutante, Warrant Officer         Warrant Officer
¬† Stabfeldwebel Sturmscharf√ľhrer ¬† ¬† Socho, Sergeant Major ¬† ¬† Sergeant Major Sergeant Major/Master Gunnery Sergeant
  Oberfähnrich Standarten-Oberjunker              
Shangshi, Upper Sergeant Oberfeldwebel Hauptscharf√ľhrer ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Master Sergeant First Sergeant/Master Sergeant
¬† Feldwebel Oberscharf√ľhrer ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Technical Sergeant Gunnery Sergeant
  Fähnrich Standartenjunker              
¬† Unterfeldwebel Scharf√ľhrer ¬† Primo Capo Squadra ¬† ¬† ¬† Staff Sergeant Staff Sergeant
Zhongshi, Sergeant Unteroffizier Unterscharf√ľhrer ¬† Capo Squadra Gunso, Sergeant ¬† ¬† Sergeant Sergeant
Xiashi, Sub-Sergeant Obergefreiter Rottenf√ľhrer ¬† Vice Capo Squadra Gocho, Corporal ¬† ¬† Corporal Corporal
  Gefreiter Sturmann     Gocho Kimmu Jotohei, Acting Corporal       Lance Corporal
        Camicia Nera Scelta Heicho        
          Jotohei (Superior Private)        
          Jotohei Kimmusha (Acting Superior Private)        
Shangdengbing, Private Upper Class Obersch√ľtze/Obergrenadier Obersch√ľtze ¬† ¬† Ittohei, Private First Class ¬† ¬† Private First Class Private First Class
Yidengbing, Private First Class Sch√ľtze/Grenadier Sch√ľtze ¬† Camicia Nera, Blackshirt Nitohei, Private Second Class ¬† ¬† Private Private
Erdengbing, Private Second Class                  

Vadim Birstein, SMERSH

Last Major Update: Oct 2012

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