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15th Jul '17 6:23:58 PM Hekateras
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** The same goes as much, if not even more, for those that stayed in the formerly-Soviet countries. Science had been ''huge'' there for the past several generations before the USSR fell, and has been one of the main things to suffer as the economy weakened post-Fall.
7th Jul '17 1:00:55 AM JulianLapostat
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** That said, many right wingers miss the days when any proposals for any vaguely socialist policies were highly stigmatized against. Hell some of the ''left'' miss the days when their parties were much tamer and moderate and the crazy people advocating killing rich people weren't associated with them.
6th Jul '17 7:58:19 PM Caps-luna
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** That said, many right wingers miss the days when any proposals for any vaguely socialist policies were highly stigmatized against. Hell some of the ''left'' miss the days when their parties were much tamer and moderate and the crazy people advocating killing rich people weren't associated with them.
19th Jun '17 11:37:21 AM JustTroper
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May result in RussiaIsWestern.
17th Jun '17 1:54:47 PM nombretomado
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* The protagonist of ''Film/HedwigAndTheAngryInch'' had every reason to be bummed by Communism's fall. Born a wispy little gay boy in East Germany, he was mangled in a sex change operation so that he could marry an American G.I. and escape to the west. A year later to the day, his husband abandons him and the BerlinWall falls. Ouch.

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* The protagonist of ''Film/HedwigAndTheAngryInch'' had every reason to be bummed by Communism's fall. Born a wispy little gay boy in East Germany, he was mangled in a sex change operation so that he could marry an American G.I. and escape to the west. A year later to the day, his husband abandons him and the BerlinWall UsefulNotes/BerlinWall falls. Ouch.
21st Feb '17 5:34:40 PM TheWildWestPyro
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--->'''Alec Trevelyan''' Did you ever ask why? Why we toppled all those dictators, undermined all those regimes, only to come home -- "Good job! Well done! But, sorry, old boy, everything you risked your life and limb for has changed!"?

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--->'''Alec Trevelyan''' Trevelyan:''' Did you ever ask why? Why we toppled all those dictators, undermined all those regimes, only to come home -- "Good job! Well done! But, sorry, old boy, everything you risked your life and limb for has changed!"?
19th Jan '17 10:18:30 AM buihuuduyet
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** During the late 1990's and the early 2000's, it was not at all uncommon to find active-duty US military personnel who served a good part of their careers during the cold war of the 70's and 80's, and these comparatively young people often found themselves recalling the Cold War with an almost nostalgic fondness. Things were so much simpler back then. ''The mission was to keep the Russians on thier side of the fence.'' No threat of worldwide terrorism, no Homeland Security alerts, no downsizing of the military, no endless series of "peacekeeping" missions in the Middle East...

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** During the late 1990's and the early 2000's, it was not at all uncommon to find active-duty US military personnel who served a good part of their careers during the cold war of the 70's and 80's, and these comparatively young people often found themselves recalling the Cold War with an almost nostalgic fondness. Things were so much simpler back then. ''The mission was to keep the Russians on thier their side of the fence.'' No threat of worldwide terrorism, no Homeland Security alerts, no downsizing of the military, no endless series of "peacekeeping" missions in the Middle East...
19th Jan '17 10:17:12 AM buihuuduyet
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* When the USSR secured their hold on all the land previously owned by the Russian Empire, they decided to divide the country along ethnic lines, giving each major people group their own "Soviet Socialist Republic". Due to the fact that the areas inhabited by traditional [[ArchEnemy Arch Enemies]] the Azeris and Armenians overlapped somewhat, this resulted in an exclave of the Azerbaijan SSR being placed on the other side of the Armenian SSR, and the majority Armenian "Ngarno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast" being placed in the middle of Azeri territory. As long as everyone could move between the four areas and the Red Army and KGB were around to keep an eye on everyone, the ethnic tensions were kept quiet. When the central government collapsed, suddenly all those internal administrative boundaries became international borders, and war broke out over the Ngarno-Karabakh region, as Ngarno-Karabakh declared independence, Azerbaijan tried to assert control and Armenia tried to annex it. The conflict is still going on in some form to this day.

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* When the USSR secured their hold on all the land previously owned by the Russian Empire, they decided to divide the country along ethnic lines, giving each major people group their own "Soviet Socialist Republic". Due to the fact that the areas inhabited by traditional [[ArchEnemy Arch Enemies]] the Azeris and Armenians overlapped somewhat, this resulted in an exclave of the Azerbaijan SSR being placed on the other side of the Armenian SSR, and the majority Armenian "Ngarno-Karabakh "Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast" being placed in the middle of Azeri territory. As long as everyone could move between the four areas and the Red Army and KGB were around to keep an eye on everyone, the ethnic tensions were kept quiet. When the central government collapsed, suddenly all those internal administrative boundaries became international borders, and war broke out over the Ngarno-Karabakh Nagorno-Karabakh region, as Ngarno-Karabakh Nagorno-Karabakh declared independence, Azerbaijan tried to assert control and Armenia tried to annex it. The conflict is still going on in some form to this day.
18th Jan '17 4:29:56 AM RobTan
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* When the USSR secured their hold on all the land previously owned by the Russian Empire, they decided to divide the country along ethnic lines, giving each major people group their own "Soviet Socialist Republic". Due to the fact that the areas inhabited by traditional [[ArchEnemy Arch Enemies]] the Azeris and Armenians overlapped somewhat, this resulted in an exclave of the Azerbaijan SSR being placed on the other side of the Armenian SSR, and the majority Armenian "Ngarno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast" being placed in the middle of Azeri territory. As long as everyone could move between the four areas and the Red Army and KGB were around to keep an eye on everyone, the ethnic tensions were kept quiet. When the central government collapsed, suddenly all those internal administrative boundaries became international borders, and war broke out over the Ngarno-Karabakh region, as Ngarno-Karabakh declared independence, Azerbaijan tried to assert control and Armenia tried to annex it. The conflict is still going on in some form to this day.
17th Dec '16 7:13:09 PM fumanchu
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* In an episode of ''Series/LawAndOrder'' an [[HelloAttorney assistant district attorney]] is able interpret a dead John Doe's [[TattooedCrook Russian prison tattoos]], explaining that she majored in Russian studies because she thought the UsefulNotes/ColdWar would keep her employed for life. She then chose a career in law.
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