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I noticed that both the and tags exist. I propose we synonymize them, keeping the tag, in line with the result of Why do we have both "ussr" and "soviet union" as tags? Can we merge them?

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The Soviet Union has been created in 1922, Soviet Russia - in 1917. This is 5 years of intensive history events. One can tag "soviet" and "russia" which would cover these 5 years.

But this leads to a question why should we combine them? Should then one use "soviet" to mark "Soviet Union" and "soviet"+"russia" to make 1917-1922 part accessible?

What about Limerick Soviet? Should Bavaria also apply?

In my opinion it is better as it is now.

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    By this logic, all (3) questions currently tagged "soviet" should be retagged "soviet-union" (at which point "soviet" will disappear if nobody uses it for a while). – T.E.D. Jul 2 '15 at 12:55
  • @T.E.D. - Huh. ... This has been pending for a year+ ... What are we going to do about this? If anything... – Malady Jun 8 '16 at 22:31

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