Comment: That was more of a dissolution than secession.

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That was more of a dissolution than secession.

The USSR was held together by the party bosses. When that failed, they simply re-created it under the Russian Federation.

Nothing much changed at all really.

The nations that didn't join the Federation were liabilities anyway. As it was, Warsaw nations were a liability and a drain on the Soviet Treasury. Odds are, they would have all been cut loose eventually.

The only way that could happen here, without a collapse or coup, would be for a State that really isn't integral to the economy to want to leave. And then you'd still have to contend with the rest of the States not wanting to let them go, if simply out of pride. For now, I think Texas is perhaps the only one that could unilaterally secede and make it stick.