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?


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. Mod
    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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