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dismantled voluntarily, peacefully, in a planned orderly fashion from the top down

Hm, in the case of the Soviet Union, a failed coup followed by independence declarations of the republics, ending with a semi-coup of the leaders of three republics against Gorbachev (the Belavezha Accords) is not exactly planned or orderly, even if the final act was another accord that also regulated legal inheritance.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu May 9th, 2013 at 07:37:35 AM EST
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