Thev Soviet Union was broke . I think evreybody over there is much happier now . Communist Russia has built more christian churchs than any country in the world .Russia's finances and military power has expanded faster than Hitler expanded Germany in the 30s.and that was fast .We have not had a good government at balancing budgets for a long time . We now owe 16 trillion , I wonder what the Soviet Union owed before they went broke . How can we not go broke bombing and rebuilding the same country at the same time . or furnishing aid for both sides in mideast wars .