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gamerk2

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Why would? The US is just a country, all others should raise their arms also (NATO and others) and not always the US vs. bad guys. China is much more powerful than Russia, they have newer tech, weapons, newer nuclear and the only way to stop Russia, China, etc is not a weapon war but economical.
Because the US is the one doing security guarantees for Taiwan (without an explicit treaty saying we'll actually defend them). It's, frankly, not a NATO problem.
The world (all) won't stand a chance if some of these "nuclear countries" have a maniac in control, sadly in the case of Russia, the people actually defend him... they just don't get it, what will happen if that guy pushes the button. The same with China. But China for example, if they invade Taiwan, 95% of the companies that buy from them will stop. That means that the way of life of the Chinese will end.
There's a reason why China is investing hundreds of billions into its own CPU architecture and production facilities. Nevermind they probably hope if they take TSMC the rest of the world would just fall in line.
What is sad is to see that on those countries, one person has full power and the people don't raise their voice and let them to...
Because he's doing *exactly* what they want.

In literally every country that practices democracy, people have shown time and time again they will happily vote for would-be dictators if he can guarantee the safety and economic well being of the majority. Russia is just one example, in recent years we've had Hungry, Turkey, Brazil, Argentina, and a host of other countries including the US show that the people really don't give a damn about Democracy, as well as they are personally well cared for.

Now throw in the fact that opposition voices are drowned out, and elections rigged in a way that maintains them but heavily biases the outcome (US House maps are the perfect example), and it's no shocking that once in power it's almost impossible to remove these people.

Frankly, Democracy has failed, but the *illusion* of it has to be maintained for public order. But as we've seen, even that illusion is close to no longer being necessary. The US as it's constructed, in all likelyhood, won't be around too much longer. But don't worry, it's what 51% of the population wants.
 

rmcrys

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Because he's doing *exactly* what they want.
In literally every country that practices democracy, people have shown time and time again they will happily vote for would-be dictators if he can guarantee the safety and economic well being of the majority.
You're not correct:
he is just feeding his ego and from the Russians to mean something worldwide, now that China is between Nr. 1 and Nr. 2 with the USA and few remember what Russia / URSS was.

Sadly this fight to feed their ego takes thousands of lives, destroyed families and dreams, entire country and economies.

At the end, Russia and the Russians will just lose reputation (people were forgetting the past, economically was stable), most countries won't want to get even near Russia / Russians and the economy will take a huge hit. For what?! Because their leader and ego is too big.
 

gamerk2

Posts: 697   +668
You're not correct:
he is just feeding his ego and from the Russians to mean something worldwide, now that China is between Nr. 1 and Nr. 2 with the USA and few remember what Russia / URSS was.

Sadly this fight to feed their ego takes thousands of lives, destroyed families and dreams, entire country and economies.

At the end, Russia and the Russians will just lose reputation (people were forgetting the past, economically was stable), most countries won't want to get even near Russia / Russians and the economy will take a huge hit. For what?! Because their leader and ego is too big.
Putin is doing *exactly* what he was elected to do. All you need to do is listen to what people who live in Russia are saying.

Putin has successfully done the classic "us vs them" routine to get the overwhelming bulk of the Russian population on his side. He's spinning the sanctions against Russia as part of a larger western plot against them, meant to weaken them just as allowing NATO to expand did. All lies of course, but that's how he's successfully spun the tale.

There's a reason why it's only the super-rich speaking out against Putin, as it's their quality of life being affected. But as Putin is basically President for life at this point, there isn't much anyone can do about it.

Putin was able to do this largely because pro-Capitalistic reforms of the 90's failed so bad (as they did in pretty much all the post-Soviet states), so Putin was able to focus that feeling of decline to get elected the first time. Since then he's aggressively been expanding (Chechnya, Georgia, Crimea, etc.) without a peep from the west, all while making the Russian economy stronger then what it was. That in turn gave him popular support, which gave him the power necessary to turn Russia back into a dictatorship (or more specifically, a Democracy rigged in his favor).

So yes, this is what Russian's wanted. In their mind, Putin made them strong again.