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What's in a name?

On this date ninety years ago, V. I. Lenin proclaimed that the former Russian Empire would thenceforth be known as the "Union of Soviet Socialist Republics."This act incorporated both a renaming and a boast to the world that the new order of totalitarian states was a reality. For purposes of comparison, suppose the Constitutional Convention had, back in 1787, chosen to name our new nation "The United Republican Capitalist States of America." That's the rough equivalent of what Lenin did.
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