Let me know if I’ve got this wrong:
Currently Area entities are set using the current name. So there is no USSR, Yugoslavia, District Six, Prussia, Dutch East Indies, Rhodesia, South Vietnam, East Germany, West Berlin, etc, etc.
Whilst this situation can be a useful step in the development of MusicBrainz at some stage a more historically accurate approach will have significant benefits to an encyclopedia that values accuracy.
Is now a suitably time to move towards historically accurate Area entities?
(I see that there is movement around keeping historically accurate Place data at