Yep, vann7 just made me realize just how overrated space can really be.
Did the moon landing stop global warming? No
Did it cure Cancer? No
Eliminate poverty? No
Did USSR's first satellite in space prevent it's collapse? Lol no
Did Yuri gagarin's first man in space achievement made Western Dorks move over to Russia's sphere of influence? haha no
Did Laika's achievement make the West respect the Soviets and start moving over to Soviet High-tech BizNiZ? ahahahaha
Ironically, the thing that a lot of space enthusiasts look down on, Low-Earth Orbit is at the moment really the only part of space that has a tangible economic and practical impact on the land dwelling creatures known as Humans.
All this soviet union achievements in space , attracted a tons of scientist and engineers to soviet union ,from europe ,that came to help their space program. all this achievements are advertising.
The problem with soviet union is that they only compete with the west only in space and totally
ignored all other business . soviet union forgot to influence the new generations too and modernize its culture. they began to censor religion and repress freedoms of expression(which was pure idiocy)
and began to ban western music , western movies ,western electronics ,television , instead of doing what china is doing today ,that welcomes it AND competes with them.
So if russia did landed in the moon first , with humans and on top build the internet and developed the first computers ,and understood very well soft power , that is civilian business ,that society love
to buy with their hard earned money , then soviet union will have disbanded nato without firing a shot.
It is also important to remember that americans had a very huge head start , because from all
the major powers , it was americans the only one ,that was not invaded and destroyed all their factories and destroyed neither nuked as it was japan car factories and other top civilian industries.
so this game a huge huge head start to the american economy ,to become the factory of the world ,
the only business in the world ,selling to everyone , because US civilian factories were the only one operating in the planet.. and by being the nation ,that did not was bombed -->America. this
attracted all the european scientist and most brilliant students to US ,to create its industrial revolution.
still after having 10 to 20 years of huge advantage ,by not having to rebuild everything , soviet union
managed to win americans in space arrive first in moon ,mars and venus with probes. But soviet union ignored the soft power , ignored to modernize its civilian economy ,and relied in oil and agriculture and mining as their main source of income ,while american civilian industry totally was modernized 20 years after the end of world war 2. this is what when soviet union collapse.
a business as simple as McDonalds. was a major event , in the soviet union , with thousands of people waiting in line. soviet union forgot to compete with americans in every other area too , and focused only in weapons and space , so this is why their over spending , on top of falling in the afgan 10 year trap , sink the budget of russia. so soviet union could have been saved if it had not only patriotic leaders , but also people that understood soft power ,how important is to influence new generations ,towards russian orbit.
Russia will NOT be facing a war in syria , a war in ukraine , if russia was busy influencing the world ,winning the world with soft power ,with business and not with tanks. had russia was building a base in the moon ,could have blow a way the entire world ,and americans hollywood landing will have not been good enough to steal the show . but putin allowing his enemies to steal the show ,to make all the head lines in powerful civilians influential business , as is american entertainment industry , is what is overshadowing russia today versus the american business .
what give power americans is not their nukes or military , but their business. if you want internet and technology and american business , movies , games , you need to be part of their unfair system. since they not only dominate in modern business ,but also were very smart to make alliance with all other leading nations in technology too , like taiwan ,south korea ,japan. etc. so putin's blindness in thinking Russia have a future ,following the american banking industry ,following their united nations , their modern business , their electronics ,and internet. and later he don't understand why the west in unfair , the western system was created and shaped to bring down any nation ,that refuse to submit their hegemony. so putin needs to stop following it and create an alternative business world .
china is a perfect example of how innovative business can influence nations away of the american orbit. they censured huawei for example but neither europe ,neither latin america banned it. The moral of the story is , business leadership in civilians world means power . and russia is a powerless nation ,that have totally ignored to offer any competition to the west. is not in sport ,that russia needs to win gold medals.. is not rice farming records. what russia needs is space exploration medals , entertainment that every love , high tech that everyone wants . this is how you counter the western empire and only china is countering US high tech economy with better business.
you cannot buy anything on internet from russia is not a nation that offers anything that will directly benefit societies who wants progress and higher quality of lives. and this is a big mistake.
Russia if was smart will help china , and start a high tech /space war , a war for the influence and leadership of the world ,to offer an alternative to the american system. this will put an end to US power ,because no longer they will have a way to influence any nation with their innovative and ambitious business. it is influence and business success ,what makes the difference between being left behind or being a leader in the world. Russia is not even doing anything interesting today in space ,other than taxi to the iss. where soviet union used to compete very well but forgot about about all other influential modern business . allowing your enemies to dominate in the most influential business for average society ,is helping their empire to continue .