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Russian Empire or USSR?

For each question, answer whether it is true for the Russian Empire, the USSR or both.
Sources taken from multiple Wikipedia articles as of 9th March 2020.
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Last updated: March 9, 2020
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1. Had a larger Population when it dissolved
Russian Empire
USSR
The Russian Empire had a population of 182 million and the USSR 293 million
2. Had a larger land area at its greatest extent
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USSR
The USSR had an area of 22.4 million km² and the Russian Empire 9.15 million km².
3. Had a prime minister at any point
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USSR
The Russian Empire had the Gosudarstvennaya Duma or State Assembly from 1906 until 1917.
4. Had yellow on it's flag
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USSR
Both
The flag of the Russian Empire has a yellow canton or yellow stripe, the flag of the USSR has a yellow star, sickle, and hammer.
5. Had control over Alaska
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USSR
Both
The Russian Empire controlled Alaska from 1761 until 1867.
6. Held a war against Germany
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USSR
Both
Germany declared war on the Russian Empire in 1914 and on the USSR in 1941.
7. Lasted longer
Russian Empire
USSR
The Russian Empire ruled for 196 years whereas the USSR for just under 69.
8. Plant based products were it's largest export
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USSR
Both
The Russian Empire's main export was flax and hemp. The USSR's was grain.
9. Had territory in Africa
Russian Empire
USSR
Both
The Russian Empire owned the settlement of Sagallo for a short period in 1889.
10. Existed after Mikhail Gorbachev's birth.
Both
USSR
Mikhail Gorbachev was born in 1931, 14 years after the Russian Revolution.
11. Had more governorates/oblasts, krais, and republics
Russian Empire
USSR
The Russian Empire had 176 governates, while the USSR had 174 oblasts, krais, and republics.
12. Was spelt in Russian as «Российская Империя»
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USSR
"Rossiyskaya Impyeriya" in Latin script
13. Renamed St. Petersburg to Leningrad
Russian Empire
USSR
St. Petersburg was renamed Leningrad meaning "Lenin's city" after Vladimir Lenin.
14. Had Orthodox Christianity as it's national religion
Russian Empire
USSR
Both
While many people in the USSR were Orthodox Christians the USSR as a whole despised religion of any kind.
15. Had a large amount of people fond of Indian music and culture.
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USSR
Both
Many people in the USSR loved Bollywood. Actor, Raj Kapoor was almost as popular in Russia as he was in India.
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Sep 12, 2021
nice quiz