Spot the Difference

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Above are two chambers which look scarily alike and have a lot in common.

One is a sham assembly which has no real power and is designed to create a facade of democracy when none really exists. It pays no attention to the will of the people and is prepared to trample all over democracy if it further entrenches the power of the political elite. This chamber cannot initiate any of its own legislation and takes orders from an all-powerful unelected group of people who meet in secret and have ambitions to control almost every aspect of our lives.

The other is the USSR’s Supreme Soviet.