The importance of the Soviet policy is that millions of people were displaced or killed in order to make it function. As a communist dictatorship it dealt with dissent by the massive imprisonment and murder of any form of dissident. Millions of religious believers were murdered by the Soviet communists. The country was literally dotted with concentration camps that came to be called by the novelist Solzhenitsyn as The Gulag Archipelago. The Soviet regime represented the biggest ever known threat to the western world and resulted in the period known as the Cold War, which saw the massive stockpiling of nuclear weapons in both the USSR and the USA.
A series of five year plans to fix the previous ones that failed. Remind you of anything?
Communism -no one can own anything,assigned where you were to live,where you work,travel restricted unless permission was granted.It really sucked very badly.
Communist. The state controlled everything from a central location (Moscow).
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The importance of it was that it made 15 different Soviet republics subservient to the Soviet Union. You can think of "republics" as countries that are under the control of another place. Some of these countries were Bulgaria, Ukraine, Moldova - Eastern European countries that were under the control of the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union dictated what these places would produce, how their economies were run, and what their political policies would be. The fact that the Soviet Union could use its policies to control 15 different republics, and use these places for its own purposes, made the former Soviet Union a powerful place that had a lot of clout in the world. The Soviet Union was a world force due to its policies (communist policies). Communism is just when one central authority runs everything and tells everybody under their control what to do. There are no elections or anything like that in communism. This gave the Communist party in Moscow complete control over a population of about about 290 million people.
When the Communist Party collapsed in 1991, the 15 former Soviet republics became independent and were no longer subject to Soviet policies. Since that time, the Soviet Union has become only a shell of what it once was. Why? Because they can no longer use their "Soviet policy" to control other nations. Again, "Soviet policy" just means communism.
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