GDP if the Soviet Union still Existed

What if the Soviet Union still existed ?
GDP estimates from wikipedia This GDP table is in billions.

Country GDP (2008 nominal) GDP (2009 nominal) PPP 2009 Population
Russia 1,700 2,016 2462 141.9
Ukraine 183 221 366 46.1
Belarus 53 61 125 9.7
Kazakhstan 134 148 196 15.4
Azerbaijan 49 63 93 8.5
Georgia 13.5 16.6 25.3 4.4
Uzbekistan 26 31 77 27.4
Armenia 9.3 10.6 21 3.0
Lithuania 48 54 70 3.4
Latvia 36 40 43 2.3
Estonia 25 27.6 31.4 1.3
Kyrgyzstan 4.8 5.7 12.4 5.3
Tajikistan 4.1 4.7 13.7 6.7
Moldova 5.3 6.5 11.8 3.8
Totals 2291 2705.7 3548 279.2

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GDP if the Soviet Union still Existed

What if the Soviet Union still existed ?
GDP estimates from wikipedia This GDP table is in billions.

Country GDP (2008 nominal) GDP (2009 nominal) PPP 2009 Population
Russia 1,700 2,016 2462 141.9
Ukraine 183 221 366 46.1
Belarus 53 61 125 9.7
Kazakhstan 134 148 196 15.4
Azerbaijan 49 63 93 8.5
Georgia 13.5 16.6 25.3 4.4
Uzbekistan 26 31 77 27.4
Armenia 9.3 10.6 21 3.0
Lithuania 48 54 70 3.4
Latvia 36 40 43 2.3
Estonia 25 27.6 31.4 1.3
Kyrgyzstan 4.8 5.7 12.4 5.3
Tajikistan 4.1 4.7 13.7 6.7
Moldova 5.3 6.5 11.8 3.8
Totals 2291 2705.7 3548 279.2

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How many olympic medals would a Soviet Union/Unified Team have won in Beijing.

Wikipedia list of countries by population

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2

The myostatin inhibitors are particularly intriguing. It would be important to strengthen the support structures at the same time as the muscles are strengthened. Otherwise you might see more bone, ligament, and tendon injuries in the elderly and previously sedentary.

3

There is the likely ban for sports, but for me and I suspect many others. They would willing to be banned from sports. Especially if I was 52 in 2016, it would be largely irrelevant if I was banned from sports.

In terms of banning etc... I am sure the bans would be just as successful as the current bans and restrictions on steroids.

4

As lobo7922 just demonstrated, I bet there will be widespread suspicion about something so unnatural as a 60% increase in muscle mass in one month.

Even if there are no side effects, most people will still want it banned and criminalized just because of their biases.

5

They are replicating genes that some people and animals already have. It seems reasonable that copying what is safe in some would be mostly safe in others.

Plus unlike steroids teh myostatin inhibition is just in muscles.

The experimentation will be upon million of people with muscle disease or with atrophied muscles from old age. Those people clearly would have better cost benefit because the lack of muscles is seriously harming them.

I also think that thousands of athletes will volunteer. There should be substantial case history and wide scale trials over the next 5-10 years. I personally am pencilling it in for 2017.

6

Dont you think this is just too good to be true?

I dont know, that is not the way that the world works, eventually we will discover this have consequences, or at least i think that we should try and experiment a little more with this before start taking this drugs to look like Hercules 😉