Despite what most idiotic 12 year old americans think(eg truth and justice)the soviet union was not an evil empire.Formed in 1922 by Vladmir Lenin after the russian revoloution in 1917 and civil war the Communistsoviet union or USSR(CCCP in russian) would have been a great place but lenin died early and was replaced by Joseph Stalin who was a communist version of George Bushor Adolf Hitler.Stalin and hitler formed a secret alliance but in 1941 Nazi Germany foolishly invaded the soviet union.The Soviet Red Army was nearly destroyed under the relentless nazi advance.But when the nazis reached Moscow in the winter of 1941 the soviets managed to regroup and counterattack and drive the nazis back.The nazis then focused on the oil fields in southern russia but lost an entire army group(nearly 2 million men)in the factory city of stalingrad in the winter of 1942.The nazis final offensive at kursk in 1943 was stopped at a heavy cost for the soviets they had the nazis on the run and by 1945 they reached the nazi capital of berlin and after a bloody battle the red flag was flying over the german Reichstag(parliament building).During the soviet advance red army soldiers had seen the aftermath of many nazi atrosities and in turn had inflicted many atrocities on german civilians but it was no where near as bad as what the nazis did. And although stalin was a totalitarian who violentley supressed religion he built up the countries industry and economy which was the only good thing he did but most Soviet leaders after him were much better. Although many people say the soviet union was an aggressive dictatorship but they have overlooked many american faults such as the legality of the Ku Klux Klan,supression of minorities,the red scare,invasions of Cambodia,Nicaraugua,Panama,El Salvador,Honduaras,Grenada,The Dominican republic,Iraq (all in the name of democracy)and numerous interventions eg Korea and vietnam which made those countries worse off,support for zionist israel and suplying weapons to osama bin laden and sadamm huesein. But enough of political bullshit. The soviet union during the cold war had the largest military and the second largest economy in the world.The first man in space was soviet.Although soviet citizens had less rights then the average american citizen healthcare was free and housing was more affordable.when political reformist Mikhail Gorbachev came to power he started to reform the economy(perestroika) and political system(demokratizatsiya) but hard line communists did not like these reforms resulting in the august coup.Although the coup was crushed the soviet union finally and peacefully split up(unlike Yugoslavia).
the Soviet Union and USA were equal evils both equally responsible for death,destruction and opression. Teacher:what have we learned today class? Students:Superpowers are gay
by dinner dog July 31, 2009
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A nation whose government killed more people than Hitler, built more nuclear weapons than America, oppressed more people in a larger region than any other nation in history, and fell becuase hundreds of millions of people decided they didn't want to live under an illegal government.

Russia now is a tatter of a shread. Their military has less than 400,000. Their ships are afraid to sail beyond their coastlines. Their "government" is more corrupt than any American coroporation. Their money is worthless. Boy, Russia is such a grand place now!

The USSR's military was the most problem-ridden ever to have existed and they would not have won against the United States in a land war.
Don't listen to wannabe scene-loving "punks" about the USSR. Stalin was worse than hitler and the only way it "solved other country's disputes" was by murdering their government officials and rolling in the tanks. Idiots on these boards need to practice what they preach and read into the fact that the Soviet Union was the worst fascist nation ever to exist.
by Truth & Justice April 07, 2006
Worst union in the world, dictature, propaganda, all bad things :(
Look, those people want Soviet Union back!
by Marija December 04, 2003
A place where cars drive you.
(replace "union" with "Russia"
by dj_gs68 November 13, 2003
A country that was born in the 1920's due to the Russian Revolution led by Lenin, leader of the Bolsheviks. The CCCP (USSR) was born in spite of the longing for a utopia in which all social classes were abolished,however the idealistic dream was never reached, this can be mostly attributed to Josef Stalin, who imposed several 5 year plans to 'help' the Soviet economy, and Stalin immidiately turned the young nation into a totalitarion dictatorship in which secret police operated, not unlike fascism. However, I, being a Communist, still support the failed dream and attempt of a utopia, such an attempt reflects the potentiality for overall selflessness and charity. May Communisms strong ideal live for all days.
The Soviet Union was an example of a failed attempt at Communism and only further made the form of government disputed among nations, precisely what Cuba, China, Vietnam, North Korea, and other nations are doing today.
by Expatriot September 07, 2004
-A country that forced the collectivization of the economy
-A country that fueled its economic rise from money stolen from wealthy peasants
-A country that had been a one party system since Lenin
-A country that controlled or heavily influenced most of the Eastern hemisphere
-A country whose economy could not sustain itself
-A country that committed atrocities similar to those of Hitler
-A country that was originally created in a bloody revolution which was encouraged by the germans in world war i to get russia to withdraw from the war
-The adversary of the united states during the cold war
-A country that pretty much did more harm than good
Gorbachov tried to reform it. Didn't work out. Soviet Union collapsed peacefully at least.
by capitalism works better April 06, 2008
better known as Atheist Land
Oh look it's atheist land the Soviet Union
by piss on the commie nwo January 03, 2008
A country formed in the 1920's under a man named Lenin. Would probally would have been a good country and had a moderate communistic economy but Stalin shattered thoses dreams. Stalin killed any person who disagreed or threw them in jail. One of the major reasons why WWII was won was the Soviet Union. The, comited a small anti-semitic genocide after WWII. Also turned nearly evry nation he conqored into a communist nation like the Soviet Union. It was like living in Nazi Germany except a diferent ruler (Stalin) and a different economy (communism). Thank god he died in the 1950's. Later, because of Satlin, it became the new enemy of the West, until the 1980's when the Soviet union collapsed. If the Soviet Union lasted under Lenin longer or Satlin did not come into power, this nation could have been maybe even a good ally of the west.Just a note, i am NOT a communist. I am just interperting history the way i see it and a making hypothisis.
The Soviet Union produced one of the best tanks of WWII, the T-34.
by GeneralSJC December 27, 2006

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