It's even worse than it appears.
Tuesday July 10, 2018; 11:19 AM EDT
Parallels betw Russia and Germany
I haven't heard this mentioned elsewhere, but there are parallels to where we're at now and at the beginning of World War II.
Russia, like Germany had been defeated and humiliated. Out of that rose a strongman, who has territorial ambitions in Europe.
As in the 1930s, the US is isolationist. This time we have a
, but it seems like we're going to withdraw from that.
What it means for Europe is that they're heading for government like that in Russia, and without a strong adversary, an unchecked Russia won't stop before it runs over all of Europe.
Here are the relevant dates.
Treaty of Versailles
was in 1919 and the first territory grab by Germany was the annexation of
in 1938. 19 years.
The collapse of the
was in 1991, and the annexation of
was in 2014. 23 years.
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