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Old 11-06-2014, 10:24 AM
Fountz
 
Exclamation How the Russian tabloids hope Europe will look in 2035

http://io9.com/what-europe-will-look...ium=socialflow

Two years ago, the Russian tabloid Express Gazeta published a series of maps depicting its vision of Europe 23 years hence. Given the recent tensions in Ukraine and elsewhere, the maps are proving disturbingly prescient a mere two years later — which hasn't gone unnoticed by Russian nationalists.

According to Express Gazeta, the maps were compiled after analyzing "open source" information from the CIA, GRU (Russian intelligence), and a number of research institutes, along with Alvin Toffler, Zbigniew Brzezinski and Samuel Huntington. It's a dubious claim at best.

Not surprisingly, the maps are, in the words of Foreign Policy's Frank Jacobs, "a cartographic illustration of Russian wish fulfillment, reflecting the hopes and frustrations of at least a small segment of Russian public opinion." And indeed, though the maps were compiled in 2012, a nationalist Russian blog recently republished them with renewed enthusiasm given the events in Ukraine.

Eerily, the maps show an annexed Crimea (which has happened), along with an absorbed Donbass region of eastern Ukraine, an area that's currently experiencing something akin to a proto-civil war.
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Ominously prescient so far!

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Old 11-06-2014, 10:30 AM
Scabs
 
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Ominously prescient so far!
I'd say so, yes.

I find a united Ireland and separate Basque state hard to see by 2035 but hey, who knows?!
 
Old 11-06-2014, 10:32 AM
Jack Duckworth
 
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russian w*** fodder. no way all of that will happen in the next 20 years.
 
Old 11-06-2014, 10:39 AM
forzagarza
 
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Isn't Burnley sinking as well but on those maps there isn't a large area of blue in the future map. Do the Russians know something about Burnley that we don't?
 
Old 11-06-2014, 10:42 AM
TripDownMiseryLane
 
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Can see why the russkis are so intent on absorbing the crimea and eastern ukraine - if they don't those territories end up in the EU and NATO, as happened with the baltic states.

Whatever people here think, from the russian point of view, NATO is an aggressive, ever encroaching, hostile military alliance and the EU is a german dominated union with eyes on the east. Given that they were invaded from the west three times last century, you can see why they have concerns.
 
Old 11-06-2014, 10:42 AM
Zorg
 
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There's no way I'm living in Lotharingia.
 
Old 11-06-2014, 10:52 AM
Lazlo Panaflex
 
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Can see why the russkis are so intent on absorbing the crimea and eastern ukraine - if they don't those territories end up in the EU and NATO, as happened with the baltic states.

Whatever people here think, from the russian point of view, NATO is an aggressive, ever encroaching, hostile military alliance and the EU is a german dominated union with eyes on the east. Given that they were invaded from the west three times last century, you can see why they have concerns.
omg

wow.

anyway, the map is a child's game. Totally ridiculous.
 
Old 11-06-2014, 10:55 AM
TripDownMiseryLane
 
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I'd say so, yes.

I find a united Ireland and separate Basque state hard to see by 2035 but hey, who knows?!


Happening.

Sinn Féin establish a socialist workers paradise down south when they are voted in. The previously deceived workers in the north throw off the unionist yoke and allied with their southern brothers, live happily ever after.

Spain will continue to sink under the weight of german centric economic planning, the failing Euro and continued austerity and the basques will jump ship, by fair means or foul.

YHIHF.
 
Old 11-06-2014, 11:04 AM
denis lawless
 
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mostly bullshit....only thing theyve got right is the EU dropping to bits by 2035
 
Old 11-06-2014, 11:15 AM
Lazlo Panaflex
 
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Denis is kind of right, the Union will not exist. it will be renamed the United European State.

It will have a centralised government in Berlin and will rule all within it's borders with an iron fist in order to repel the red menace to the east.

The yellow is the fascist anti-EU state of cabbage heads.
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