- Oct 2013
I was about to say " Many outsider favored the presence of the USSR out of hope (and spite) to somewhat counter the Americans"Mere existence of Soviet Union kept Americans at check from doing whatever they wish. Soviet Union was good for those living outside it.
Firstly I prefer living in the USA. I feel safe its accurate to say that myself along with the vast majority of Americans dont think our country should try out the Soviet Unions political system.
I think it might be a good time to mention Churchill's quote about Russia from 1939 "Russia is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma,"Firstly I prefer living in the USA. I feel safe its accurate to say that myself along with the vast majority of Americans dont think our country should try out the Soviet Unions political system.
For two years I worked with a ex Soviet, he is now living in the USA. The guy has no reason to lie. This ex coworker of mine had family whom fought for the USSR against The Reich in WW2. He said that the critiques have made up stories about Lenin and Stalin to sell books. Thats his opinion on Stalin and Lenin of course. He says that the family was stronger in the Soviet times then in modern Russia and the USA where he lives now. That is to say there was less divorce in the Soviet times and less drinking addiction and such. Other Ex Soviets paint a different picture and are very critical of the Soviet Times. Every country has its dark history. The USSR had its struggles but the picture you paint is not what everyone agrees with friend. To this day Soviet people are honored around the world for their great achievements to science, math, film, art, The Steel and Auto industries.
Well the empire besides Stalin does get a bad wrap based on Stalin's behavior. Lenin for example gets excused of being a mass murdering lunatic when he never got a chance to rule in peace time.
Post collapse of Russian Empire, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan became independent (putting it loosely) and from that moment to the consolidation of Soviet power, Armenians and Azeris had been at each others' throats constantly over Karabakh. Azerbaijani Forces even managed a Turkish style Genocide of the Armenians at Shusha. So undoubtedly, without the presence of a larger entity there has always been very little hope of piece between Azeris and Armenians.Sorry, did You asked Yourself if those predicaments (and others) would even existed without a Soviet Union?