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    Trans-Dniester is currently a part of Moldova with an overwhelming majority of ethnic Russians . Trans-Dniester has asked the Russian govt to investigate the possibility of joining back with Russia with the view of terminating ties with Moldova. Already Trans-Dniester has its own currency and border guard and tensions always run high with Moldova. May this very well be next on the Russian hitlist? Putin imperialist expansion could move quicker than the west thinks.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26662721

    Maybe Russia may annex the South and East of Ukraine now? Ethnic Russians feel under threat from a Ukranian government that has had its territory annexed. Would Putin use this as an excuse to invade under the pretext of protecthing ethnic Russians?

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...0ME1WK20140317

    Kazakhstan is locked into a customs union with Russia, maybe Russia is eyeing them up?
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    Clearly North Dakota.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Lord View Post
    Clearly North Dakota.
    You have nothing to fear, they wont be invading a different planet anytime soon....

    Trans-Dniester seems the most likely target . Its begging the Russian to come in...
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    Quote Originally Posted by fluffybiscuits View Post
    You have nothing to fear, they wont be invading a different planet anytime soon....
    North Dakota would be very high on their hitlist indeed. Taking out Minot AFB with some of their ICBMs is a high priority.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Lord View Post
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    This is based on a misunderstanding. Russia is not empire-building. It sees itself as acting in self-defence. The Russians are angry that the US broke its word on NATO expansion into the former Soviet Union, and are trying to send a strong message of "thus far, and no further". Perhaps Russia will evolve into an imperial power one day, but it is not at that stage yet.

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    Think the Belarus lot would like back in too, but Putin has reservations.
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    I would personally love to see the restoration of the Soviet Union, but that is probably too much even for Putin to contemplate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richardbouvet View Post
    I would personally love to see the restoration of the Soviet Union, but that is probably too much even for Putin to contemplate.
    He can contemplate whatever he likes, but one of the main bedrocks upon which he has built his power is the Russian Orthodox Church...not exactly Communist sympathisers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richardbouvet View Post
    I would personally love to see the restoration of the Soviet Union, but that is probably too much even for Putin to contemplate.
    Starting with Crimea?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ceannaire View Post
    He can contemplate whatever he likes, but one of the main bedrocks upon which he has built his power is the Russian Orthodox Church...not exactly Communist sympathisers!
    Bearded old folk oppressing any minority who comes to mind is a bedrock for a lot of nations

    Quote Originally Posted by morticia View Post
    Think the Belarus lot would like back in too, but Putin has reservations.
    Forgot them .8 % of Belarus identify as ethnic Russians but 72% speak Russian as a mother tongue. Belarus is very close to Russia.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ceannaire View Post
    This is based on a misunderstanding. Russia is not empire-building. It sees itself as acting in self-defence. The Russians are angry that the US broke its word on NATO expansion into the former Soviet Union, and are trying to send a strong message of "thus far, and no further". Perhaps Russia will evolve into an imperial power one day, but it is not at that stage yet.

    If an independent nation asks to join NATO then that is democracy isnt it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fluffybiscuits View Post
    If an independent nation asks to join NATO then that is democracy isnt it?
    Yes, on the assumption that the "nation" embodies the will of the people. However, if the "nation" simply means the government that supposedly represents the people, then, not necessarily, because governments in parliamentary democracies often act against the will of the people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceannaire View Post
    Yes, on the assumption that the "nation" embodies the will of the people. However, if the "nation" simply means the government that supposedly represents the people, then, not necessarily, because governments in parliamentary democracies often act against the will of the people.
    So as the majority of Northern Ireland is unionist therefore the democratic descision to stay with the UK is the correct descision if the same principle applies? Im following what you are saying now (sometimes I tend to break things down myself to understand them as I have the awful habit of getting the wrong end of the stick!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by fluffybiscuits View Post
    So as the majority of Northern Ireland is unionist therefore the democratic descision to stay with the UK is the correct descision if the same principle applies?
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceannaire View Post
    Yes, on the assumption that the "nation" embodies the will of the people.
    Which is why the CFR is in favour of a partition of Ukraine, weed out the Commies, ethnic Russians and other Yanukovych supporters...

    Along with its eastern territories would go much of the electorate that routinely votes for the Communist Party and for former President Viktor Yanukovych’s Party of Regions. As a result, anti-Ukrainian and anti-Western sentiments would decline. The new Ukraine’s government could confidently proceed with a radical political and economic reform program (a more solidary population would be more likely to accept the belt-tightening that reform entails) and pursue rapid integration into European and international structures.
    ... and blame it on Putin. A win-win situation.
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