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ID: 6006211
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Soviet Union (former nation/state/empire)  Soviet Union (former nation/state/empire)

Note: Former northern Eurasian empire that came into being after 1917 Revolution; largest country in the world when it existed, stretching from Baltic and Black seas to the Pacific Ocean; very diverse with over 100 distinct nationalities; most of population East Slavs; had authoritarian and highly centralized government dominated by Communist Party; political and economic changes began late 1980s and the USSR ceased to exist in 1991; in its final years it consisted of 15 republics, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belorussia (now Belarus), Estonia, Georgia, Kazakstan, Kirgiziya (now Kyrgyzstan), Latvia, Lithuania, Moldavia (now Moldova), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Names:
Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik (preferred,C,V,Russian (transliterated)-P,U,N)  ............ 1917-1991
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (H,O,English,U,N)
Soviet Union (H,O,display,English-P,U,N)  ............ 1917-1991
U. S. S. R. (H,V)  ............ 1917-1991
USSR (H,O)
Sovetsky Soyuz (H,V,Russian (transliterated),U,N)  ............ 1917-1991
SSSR (H,V)  ............ until 1991
Unión de Repúblicas Socialistas Sovieticas (H,O,Spanish,U,N)
Union des Républiques socialistes soviétiques (H,O,French,U,N)
Soviet (C,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Soviet Union (former nation/state/empire)  ........  Soviet Union (former nation/state/empire) (P,H)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Soviet Union (former nation/state/empire)  ........  Soviet Union (former nation/state/empire) (P,H)

Place Types:
former nation/state/empire (preferred, C)
nation (H)
federation (H)
empire (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Sovetsky Soyuz..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 8/01
Soviet..........  [VP]
.................  Oxford English Dictionary [online] (2002-) accessed 18 January 2008
Soviet Union..........  [VP]
.......................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 606
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 8/01
Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik..........  [VP Preferred]
.............................................................................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 606
.............................................................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 8/01
SSSR..........  [VP]
...........  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 606
Unión de Repúblicas Socialistas Sovieticas..........  [VP]
.......................................................................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-183
Union des Républiques socialistes soviétiques..........  [VP]
..........................................................................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-183
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics..........  [VP]
...........................................................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 606
...........................................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 8/01
USSR..........  [VP]
...........  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 606
...........  Times Atlas of World History (1993)
U. S. S. R...........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 8/01
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 606
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 8/01
..................  Oxford English Dictionary [online] (2002-) accessed 18 January 2008
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-183
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-183
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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