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- abbr. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
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- proper n. Initialism of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
- proper n. Initialism of Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.
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- n. a former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia; established in 1922; included Russia and 14 other soviet socialist republics (Ukraine and Byelorussia and others); officially dissolved 31 December 1991
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Everything he reads about a country like the USSR is automatically translated into English terms, and he quite innocently accepts the lies of totalitarian propaganda.
The experience of the USSR, is that you cannot ultimately shut off the message – it gets through even if suppressed.
I suggest Obama treat the disappearance of the GOP as a responsible party much the same way Truman treated the absence of the USSR from the UN Security Council at the beginning of the Korean War.
And States could re-ordain themselves in various leagues together and regional working groups, and so on -- like the way the 'balkanized' USSR is going on.
Sure the USSR is gone now, but the defense contractors have greased too many wheels to kill this system now. dbeach Says:
The EU's resemblance to the old USSR is becoming closer by the day, who will fight for our freedoms?
I was born in USSR and now I live in "democratic" Russia.
A stamp on the back declares that it was made in USSR-occupied Germany.
The USSR is sort of the extreme example of this model.
Oh, puh-leese, Mr. Pinko, the USSR is dead, McCarthy was right, and your side lost.
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