The dissolution of the Soviet Union — [b] was the process of internal disintegration within the Soviet Union , which began with growing unrest in its various constituent republics developing into an incessant political and legislative conflict between the republics and the central government, and ended when the leaders of three primal republics the Russian SFSR , the Ukrainian SSR and the Byelorussian SSR declared it no longer existed , later accompanied by 11 more republics , resulting in President Mikhail Gorbachev having to resign and what was left of the Soviet parliament formally acknowledging what had already taken place. The failure of the August Coup , when Soviet government and military elites tried to overthrow Gorbachev and stop the " parade of sovereignties ", led to the government in Moscow losing most of its influence, and many republics proclaiming independence in the following days and months. The secession of the Baltic states , the first to declare their sovereignty and then their full independence, was recognized in September On December 25, President Mikhail Gorbachev resigned, declared his office extinct, and handed over its powers—including control of the nuclear launch codes —to Yeltsin. In the aftermath of the Cold War , several of the former Soviet republics have retained close links with Russia and formed multilateral organizations such as the CIS, the Eurasian Economic Community , the Union State , the Eurasian Customs Union , and the Eurasian Economic Union , for economic and military cooperation.
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Captain Benjamin Hornigold — was an English pirate who operated during the tail end of the Golden Age of Piracy. Born in England in the lateth century, Hornigold began his pirate career in , attacking merchant ships in the Bahamas. He helped to establish the " Republic of Pirates " in Nassau and by was the captain of one of the most heavily armed ships in the region, called the Ranger. It was at this time he appointed Edward Teach , best known in history books as "Blackbeard", as his second-in-command.
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Sign up for the newsletter. Having never seen a member of Congress just like him — Black and openly gay — Mondaire Jones drew on qualities that he admired from several sources as he summoned the inspiration and courage to run for the House of Representatives. Their achievements and activism gave him the confidence to come out nearly a decade ago, and to run for Congress last year. The other is Rep. Ritchie Torres D , also from New York.
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