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Old 10-09-2020, 11:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Vespers War View Post
They also got burned by the collapse of the oil market in the 1980s.
Even if oil prices and production increased dramatically in the early 90's, the damage was already done by then. Their economy might have coped with a 6 month reduction, but not 6+ years. Whatever happens to save the USSR from collapse needs to effectively replace the loss of income from oil, and do it almost immediately.
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