01/18/2018 (Thu) 21:16:45
>>13154>How this lawful dissolution should have looked like?
It is hard to tell. Technically republics had right to exit from USSR in their constitution from 20s (commies didn't even expected that someone will use this, but...), and even RSFSR (i.e. Russia) could.
But USSR couldn't dismantle itself, maybe some kind of referendum could happen, but referendum is also isn't thing that can be above the law, because majority rule isn't a law by design. Actually, there is almost no states that can dissolve themselves, or even transform, so every revolution is unlawful.
But the sole concept of lawfulness is also flawed, because if you go back to history you'll find some time when law was created "from nothing", i.e. by decision of some people. So, almost everything in this world is lawful just because it is accepted as lawful, not because other reasons. It is mostly philosophical question though.>n 1989 two groups made decision about the regime change and the future of Hungary
USSR had something like this. First KPSS decided to democracify the government and allowed free elections, then elected officials from different republics did some talks and dissolved the union (and KPSS). It wasn't really peaceful though, but it is long story that everyone (I think) know.
There were different proposals like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_of_Sovereign_States
but it didn't happen