Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

  • S. H. Steinberg
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History. Up to 12 March 1917 the territory now forming the U.S.S.R. (together with that of Finland, Poland and certain tracts ceded in 1918 to Turkey, but leas the former East Prussian, Trans-Carpathian, Bukovinan, Tuvan, South Sakhalin and Kurile Islands territories acquired during and after the Second World War) was constituted as the Russian Empire. It was governed as an autocracy under the Tsar, with the aid of Ministers responsible to himself and a State Duma with limited legislative powers, elected by provincial assemblies chosen by indirect elections on a restricted franchise.

Soyuz Sovyetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik


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