Editor says, what if the August Putsch adventurists had struck three days later? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Politicians thread.
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Editor says, in this article we explore an original idea on the Alt History Wikia. Also we have repurposed content from Wikipedia which concludes ~ the Union of Sovereign States was the proposed name of a reorganization of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics into a new confederation body. Proposed by Mikhail Gorbachev, the proposal was an attempt to avert the collapse of the Soviet Union. The proposal was never implemented in the wake of the August Coup and the eventual dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. The overall proposal was resurrected as the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.