mercalia wrote:well since Putin is just a Russian mafiosis I think the above views are wrong. he isnt really interested in resurrecting the USSR just in stripping Russia of its ressources for personal use.
I think Putin is much more complicated than people give him credit for. Who's to say he would stop at former Soviet bloc countries? Who would stop him if he rolled into the likes of Italy or Spain? Especially if there is further break up of the EU. Who would step in to help?
I think you would find the big three definitely lacking, France, Germany and Britain would probably just shrug their shoulders. The Russians are well known for playing the long game, the waiting game. If Putin could be certain American interests wouldn't intervene, why would he not seek to increase the empire?
He's been testing the water with Ukraine since 2014 and so far with little resistance from the west. We live in interesting times and if Trump is serious about pulling up the drawbridge, then Europe is in a spot of bother...