What are the pros collapse of the USSR

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was an artificial entity.Too different were the republics in its composition.These differences are dealt with literally everything: the level of development, the mentality of peoples, languages, religions.Such a state can be strong and united only in terms of an important unifying factor. For example, during the Great Patriotic War, all citizens of the Soviet Union had to deal with a common external enemy - Nazi Germany.

In peacetime the same time for the USSR such a unifying factor was the ideological and geopolitical struggle with the Western bloc led by the United States.In the course of this struggle, the Soviet Union
supported the so-called "people's democracies" around the world, spending a huge funds.In addition, more funds left to maintain balance with the arms of NATO.There is a very real threat of nuclear war.Therefore, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the abandonment of communist ideology led to the fact that the threat of a large-scale war involving weapons of mass destruction has sharply decreased, and it is an undeniable plus.

The Soviet economy was forced to "serve politics" and this has led to a shortage of consumer goods - food, clothing, footwear, household appliances.After the collapse of the USSR the term "trade deficit" rather quickly disappeared.

Residents of the USSR were not free to travel around the world.Foreign trips gathering mass required documents through the different commissions.After the collapse of the Soviet Union for millions of its former citizens to travel abroad to get acquainted with the sights are commonplace.This can only have a positive attitude.

What minuses of the Soviet Union

However, the collapse of the huge state and led to negative consequences.For many people the following years, is firmly etched in memory as "crazy 90s".Here and a sharp drop in living standards, and unfair privatization, which led to a colossal stratification in incomes and rampant crime.In addition, in some areas of the former Soviet Union immediately sparked smoldering ethnic conflicts. For example, in Tajikistan for several years a real civil war raged.

In the Soviet Union, with all its shortcomings, the citizens had a high level of social protection.Now, however, it is not what causes many people discontent and anxiety.