Things about the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
USSR’s full form is Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The USSR is a socialist country. The Soviet Union was formed after the Russian Revolution of 1917. It broke up in 1991 as it lost its cold war with the USA and became irrelevant. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is also known as U.S.S.R., which comes from the first letters of each word in the full form, or just simply the Soviet Union, which means ‘union of soviets’ or union of workers in Russian, this was due to it being a communist-Marxist state that had come out of Russia’s Bolshevik Revolution (1917).
Why use it?
The USSR was the first communist state and Eastern bloc were allies with communist China, North Korea and North Vietnam. After the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics demise in the year 1991, many of its former republics chose to become independent countries. Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan declared their independence in 1991, followed by Armenia and Georgia in 1992. These states were later reconstituted as the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The final end came in December 1991 when Boris Yeltsin became president of the Russian Federation (Russia) which itself contained about half of the population and most of the physical territory for the defunct Soviet Union.
The word Soviet came from the Russian word ‘sovyet’, it literally means a council, it came into existence in 1906. The word ‘Soviet’ later got converted into socialist, communist, communist and more such words. Therefore, USSR is an acronym i.e. an abbreviation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and existed from 1922 to 1991. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics included 15 republics. However, having millions of miles of land did not stop Joseph Stalin’s power-hungry hands from extending into the borders with other countries such as Baltic States and Finland.