Essay by miszka74High School, 12th gradeD+, December 2014

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Breakup of the Soviet Union

In this essay I am going to talk about the breakup of the Soviet Unoin and all of the events that took place before, during, and after the split up.

The Union of Soviet Republics, also known as the Soviet Union or the USSR, was the largest and longest-lived socialist state that included 15 republics. Political and economic ties were disrupted between the republics that took centuries- old historical and cultural traditions. It was the country with others ideals, other believes, and other culture. In general, the good thing was that life in the Soviet Union was pretty stable. Everyone was certain in the future. People had stable job with stable salary. They knew that in the case of hard work they could be successful. At that time people worked for their country, their old parents and future.

We had high-level science, good medicine and health environment.

Education was absolutely free for everybody plus students got monthly stipend. The quality of education was very high. Graduates were sent to the companies and started working right after graduation getting competitive salary.

Nobody was afraid to lose a job, to have no money to pay a rent, or buy food for the family, to have no ability to give children good education. It was a system of social organization where everything and everyone is equal.

From the other side that time was difficult for people who had other dreams. The Soviet Union was a country completely that was ignoring the West, with its lifestyle, technological, development, culture, and any of its manifestation at all. People could not say everything about anybody.

My main understanding now it is that it's an ideal society that is unrealistic for humans to maintain.

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