The post-Soviet states, also commonly known as the former Soviet Union (FSU) or former Soviet republics, are the 15 independent states that seceded from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in its dissolution in December 1991. They were also referred to as the Newly Independent States (NIS), notwithstanding that the Baltic states consider themselves to have resumed their pre–World War II sovereignty upon their separation from the Soviet Union.
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“fundamentally an organism has conscious mental states if and only if there is something that it is like to be that organismsomething it is like for the organism.”
—Thomas Nagel (b. 1938)