What was similar after the collapse of Western Roman Empire and Soviet Union in the newly formed regions?

Jan 2019
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Eastern Europe
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What I am interested in is that the state of regions, government and population after the collapse of both those entities.
Like I mean, after the collapse of Soviet Union there was rampage of criminals, local skirmishes over territories and factories, unsafe transportation routes, impoverished population and local "kings" taking over regions.

It is possible the state of affairs after disintegration of every big state, but still I am curious about what parallels that can we draw there.