Math education as a social activity has an undeniable mutual interaction with almost all social parameters like cultural, economical and political changes in a society. For example John Smith's answer to my question "Mathematics Education in Africa" shows a direct relevance between political problems in African countries and problems in developing mathematical research.
Question. Are (historical, reference request, etc.) questions about the impacts of cultural, economical and political parameters on math education in different societies on-topic in MESE? If yes, what is a suitable tag for such questions?
Here is a (not too exact) example of such questions.
It seems Soviet Union scientific policies was really successful in improving math education.
Question. Is there any research to compare the status of math education and math research in Russia during communist regime and after that?