KomissarBojanchev wrote:Well the Scandinavian, baltic countries are as antirussian as it can get. Georgia is very butthurt now so we can get them easily in the list. We can include Romania, Moldova(although theyre in CIS)and the west slavic nations. All the countries i mentioned are the some of the most notorious buttlickers the USA has. Oh and I forgot our Bulgarian US puppet government. In south America it appears that Russia has little or none enemies. in Asia Its most likely the philipenes and south Korea.
Scandinavia; well Norway has quite warm relations and we are co-operating nicely in Arctic resource exploitation. They are a NATO member but that hasn't stopped us chumming up with France or Italy so..
Finland is neutral. Just neutral, although economically and socially orientated to the West, and in case of a crisis militarily too. But it's smart enough to not try to start any crap or support any anti-Russian initiatives either; the last thing it needs is problems. So we won't get any problems from that direction.
Sweden is the real problem. They are taking charge of Baltic affairs, have been pursuing an anti-Russian grouping with Poland earlier on and have recently been dropping freedom bears on Belarus. Well I'm no fan of Lukashenko so whatever I suppose - but still; they're a thoroughly anti-Russian country.
Georgia who cares.
Moldova has a puppet government that plays nice with Moscow in protecting Russian business interests there, but otherwise pretty much does what Romania and the EU tell it to do.
Romania is a potential trouble-maker. Best to keep an eye on them; anti-Russian sentiment in their society, territorial claims on Moldova, and a somewhat nationalist leadership that rarely fails to be unfriendly to Russia either. But for now at least they have a quite rational leadership that isn't going to risk war with Russia over Moldova or anything else. And they have their own problems aplenty right now besides.
Bulgaria - you guys are just like 'take it or leave it'
I honestly don't think anyone in Bulgaria including the government seriously cares about East-West rivalry or fears Russia or anything. Bulgaria just wants economic development and is willing to do business with the highest-bidder.
West Slav states; Czech Republic and Slovakia are small countries with little influence or power. Like with Georgia it doesn't really matter if they are anti-Russian or not. I do believe though that they are both fairly pragmatic; Slovakia has made some arms purchases from Russia and the Czechs never fail to 'remember' their Russian-language knowledge when visiting Moscow to do business or actively encouraging rich Russians to come and invest in Prague or Czech industry.
Poland is a country that is ever at odds with Russia; but there is a considerable part of their society that prefers partnership with Russia to some degree. The problem is with their uneducated, religious nationalists who can't manage a brain cell between them. Their political class is more or less anti-Russian but understands well the benefits of business with Russia.
In fact Russia is dedicating considerable resources to mending fences with Poland. Patriarch Kirill is scheduled to stop by there sometime in the next few months. I'm going to make quite a prediction here - I wager that as Poland begins to feel more secure with itself, and less paranoid of a military invasion from Russia - it's elite will be more and more tempted to launch a political and economic partnership with Russia along Old European lines; as Schroder, Chirac, Berlusconi, etc... all did in their time. Assuming there are no major incidents or tensions, this may come to the fore over the next 5-10 years.