Template talk:Republics of the Soviet Union

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Short-lived soviet republics[edit]

The Alsace SR, the Bavarian SR, the Slovak SR, has been really members of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics ? This template is about the republics of the USSR, not about every soviet republic that have existed in the history, isn't it ? Mandrak (talk) 19:33, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

Galician SSR[edit]

I am not very sure which policy is used to list a republic in the "short-lived" list... I've added the Galician SSR because I knew of it (it had army, government and all the attributes of a state, but lasted just a few months).

I am pretty sure there must be other cases of Soviet Republics that lasted a few months. Perhaps we should set a minimum duration of the republic for it to be even listed?--Gatonegro 20:20, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

Well, if it existed, it existed. Information is still information. Since there is a "Short-Lived" section, I'd go ahead and list it there, offering the months of its duration as its date, along with the year.

--Ƿōdenhelm 22:15, 2 August 2007 (UTC)


The Bild isn't being displayed properly. There is a problem with this template. - FrancisTyers 00:11, 12 November 2005 (UTC)

galician and don republics[edit]

They're missing so I'm adding them, unless there is a reason why not. Kevlar67 21:23, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

template's title[edit]

The name of the template is "Republics of the Soviet Union", yet all of these other republics (Bavarian SR, Slovak SR) are included. Can somebody please enlighten me as to when these entities were part of the USSR? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:28, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

I was about to ask about the Chinese Soviet Republic. Even though the CSR (and Mao's early revolutionary army) was funded by the USSR, it doesn't seem to have been an offical part of the Soviet Union. Seems like someone should take a hard look at the countries that make up this template and try to determine exactly what information the template is designed to convey. After all, if the Chinese Soviet Republic (or the Bavarian Soviet Republic or…) was never part of the Soviet Union, it doesn't belong in this template, yeah? --Micahbrwn (talk) 08:58, 29 December 2007 (UTC)
I would agree. If the contents of this template aren't reviewed, I'll take the liberty of making these changes myself. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:25, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

Article titles moved[edit]

The following article titles were moved as per this discussion:

  • Byelorussian SSR → Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic
  • Moldavian SSR → Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic
  • Russian SFSR → Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
  • Ukrainian SSR → Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic
  • Kazakh SSR → Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic
  • Tajik SSR → Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic
  • Turkmen SSR → Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic
  • Uzbek SSR → Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic
  • Armenian SSR → Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic
  • Azerbaijan SSR → Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic
  • Georgian SSR → Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic
  • Estonian SSR → Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic
  • Latvian SSR → Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic
  • Kirgiz SSR → Kirgiz Soviet Socialist Republic

Therefore, shouldn't the country names be listed in the full form on this template? From what I see, when a template has a link to a redirect, it sort of screws up how the template looks. I tried doing it myself, but it didn't work. —Micahbrwn (talk) 18:32, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

I don;t think the display names need to be spelled out in full each time, but the wikilinks should be. This is all under control of the flag template system, which I am currently updating to reflect the name changes. As I type this, Byelorussian SSR has been done so you can see what I mean. — Andrwsc (talk · contribs) 18:53, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

Post-1940 republics[edit]

Since the USSR spanned from 1919 until 1991, it is useful to list the post-1940 republics, otherwise people may think they joined in 1919. --Nug (aka Martin Tammsalu) (talk) 03:13, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

TarzanASG has reverted the edit[1] with the comment: "here we don't classify equal republics by the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s". There was one major expansion of the Soviet Union, in 1940. We already differentiate between short-lived states, so it make sense to also indicated that expansion in 1940. --Nug (talk) 20:39, 18 February 2014 (UTC)