What does USSR stand for?
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
"USSR" is the English form, and it was the abbreviation for "Union of Soviet Socialist Republics". In Russian it was "Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik", but the Cyrillic character for the sound of the letter S looks like the Latin character C, and the Cyrillic character representing the sound of the letter R looks like the Latin character P, so to someone used to English the Russian abbreviation would have looked like "CCCP".
What was the name of the two different economic system that the soviet union and the united state had?
The Cuban Missile Crisis brought the world to the brink of war because the United States stated that they would use any means to stop the USSR from bringing missiles to Cuba. The USSR was just as determined to take the missiles to Cuba. This led to a tense stand off between the two countries. Had the USSR not backed down, the two countries would have gone to war and their allies would have been…