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    US Did Poor Job as Global Leader After Dissolution of Soviet Union

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    According to a Sputnik.Polls survey, the majority of people in Germany (69%), France (55%) and Italy (51%) believe that the United States did a poor job as the only superpower and global leader after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. The survey was conducted by Ifop for Sputnik News Agency and Radio.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — When asked if the United States had succeeded as a global leader after the collapse of the Soviet Union, only 24% of Germans, 35% of French people and 42% of Italians gave a positive response. Some 10% of French and 7% of German and 7% of Italian respondents were uncertain about their answer.

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    Has the US coped with being a world leader since the collapse of the USSR?

    On December 8 1991, the Belavezha Accords on the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the establishment of a Commonwealth of Independent States were signed. On that day in Viskuli, a residence of the Belarusian government in the Bialowieza Forest, leaders of Belarus, the Russian Federation, and Ukraine signed an agreement to create the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

    The survey was conducted by the oldest public polling company in France, Ifop, in July 2016. In all, 3,006 people over 18 from France, Germany and Italy were polled. The data selection represents the population by gender, age and location. The margin of error for the data per country is +/- 3.1% at a confidence level of 95%.

    About the Sputnik.Polls Project

    The international public opinion project was created in January 2015, in partnership with leading research companies such as Populus, IFOP, and forsa. The project organizes regular surveys in the United States and Europe on the most sensitive social and political issues.

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