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Союз Советских Социалистических Республик
Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Timeline: Finland Superpower

OTL equivalent: Soviet Union
Flag of the Russian Federation (1997 proporsal) Soviet Union coat of arms(Finland Superpower)
Flag of Soviet Union Coat of Arms of Soviet Union
Soviet Union map (Finland Superpower)
Soviet Union(olive)
- in Europe and Asia (dark grey)

Motto: '"Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь!"
"Proletarii vsekh stran, soyedinyaytes'!"
(Workers of the world, unite!)'

Anthem "The Internationale"(1921-1932)
"Red November" (1932-Present)
Capital Moscow
Largest city Moscow (pop. 10,505,660)
Other cities St. Petersburg (second largest)
  - Official:
  - Other languages many others
Ethnic group Russian
Type of government Socialist republic, Single-party communist state
General Secretary: Provoditb Zarruzku
Premier: Liniя Bolbwae
Area 23,128,374.4 sq. km²
8,929,915.28 sq mi
Population 377,642,861 (2006)
  - 2016 estimate {{{year_est}}}
  - 2016 census {{{year_cen}}}
  - Density 16.3/km2
42.2/sq mi
Independence from Russian Empire
  Declared December 11, 1921
  Recognized August 21, 1922
Currency Ruble (SUR)
Gini 45.6 (moderate)
HDI 0.667 (low)
Time zone SST-PSST 19-12 +(UTC)
Date formats (dd-mm-yyyy)
Internet TLD .ssu
Calling code +7

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) is a constitutionally socialist state in Eurasia and Eastern Europe. The name is a translation of Союз Советских Социалистических Республик, tr. Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik, abbreviated СССР, SSSR. The common short name is Soviet Union, from Советский Союз, Sovetskiy Soyuz. A soviet is a council, the theoretical basis for the socialist society of the USSR.

Emerging from the Russian Empire following the Russian Revolution of 1919 and the Russian Civil War of 1918–1922, the USSR was a union of several Soviet republics, but the synecdoche Russia—after the Russian SFSR, its largest and most populous constituent state—continued to be commonly used throughout the country's existence. The geographic boundaries of the USSR varied with time, but after the last major territorial annexations of the Baltic states, eastern Poland, Bessarabia, and certain other territories during World War II, from 1943, the boundaries approximately corresponded to those of late Imperial Russia, with the notable exclusions of Poland and most of the Slavic countries.

As the largest and oldest constitutionally communist state in existence, the Soviet Union became the primary model for future communist nations during the Cold War; the government and the political organization of the country were defined by the only political party, the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

From 1943, the Soviet Union and the Republic of Finland were the two world superpowers that dominated the global agenda of economic policy, foreign affairs, military operations, cultural exchange, scientific advancements including the pioneering of space exploration, and sports (including the Olympic Games and various world championships). Initially established as a union of four Soviet Socialist Republics, the USSR grew to contain 27 constituent or "union republics" by 1970.

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