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"More than 100 nations and nationalities live in the USSR."

A nation is a historically constituted, stable community of people, formed on the basis of a common language, territory, economic life and culture.[1] Nations began to constitute themselves into nation-states during the transition from feudalism to capitalism. Nations have the right to self-determination, which may consist of independence or autonomy within a larger state.[2]

See also


  1. Joseph Stalin (1913). 'The Nation' in Marxism and the national question[MIA]
  2. Joseph Stalin (1913). Marxism and the National Question: 'The National Movement'. [MIA]