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04-09-2014, 07:27 PM
WaPo: A wall to stop Russia ?
I always have a fond for the current Ukraine government (powered by Facebook).

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worl...e-ukraine/
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The Maginot Line didn’t stop the Nazis. Could a wall save Ukraine?

By Adam Taylor September 3

As Ukraine looks increasingly under threat of a full-scale invasion, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk suggested a remarkable defense plan: A wall along its border with Russia.

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04-09-2014, 07:55 PM
RE: WaPo: A wall to stop Russia ?
In a word?

No.


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04-09-2014, 08:31 PM
RE: WaPo: A wall to stop Russia ?
The Maginot line didn't stop the Nazi's because they just went around it. If it was extended into Belgium, along the border with Switzerland and Italy, then it might of stood a chance. Especially considering the French army wasn't that bad and their tanks were better then the Nazi's at the time and the Brit's navy and air force dominated the Mediterranean and such.
It was a nice theory, just poorly executed.

It's similar to the Chinese Great Wall. Genghis Khan just went around it. It also didn't help that many nomandic tribes were simply able to bribe their way through.
It was a nice idea in theory but poorly executed.

For Ukraine however, it's too late. Russian troops are already in Ukraine.


Defensive walls like these have always been about politics first and strategic reasons second.
Even things like Castles. They were primarily about some feudal lord enforcing his dominance. "Here I am, I'm powerful and I'm gonna slap this big ass castle right here for everyone to see". Politics first, militarily second.
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06-09-2014, 10:00 AM
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06-09-2014, 10:36 AM
RE: WaPo: A wall to stop Russia ?
Only addition to that is that Putin's been walking into other countries well before he walked into Crimea...


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06-09-2014, 06:13 PM
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(06-09-2014 10:00 AM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
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Why the fuck did TIME name him person of the year?
I mean Hitler I get, he did bring the country out of great depression, but what the fuck has Putin done?
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06-09-2014, 06:23 PM
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Putin has one big advantage of Hitler and Napoleon etc.

... he doesn't need to invade Russia.

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06-09-2014, 06:25 PM
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(06-09-2014 06:23 PM)DLJ Wrote:  Putin has one big advantage of Hitler and Napoleon etc.

... he doesn't need to invade Russia.

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11-09-2014, 07:39 PM
RE: WaPo: A wall to stop Russia ?
A wall?

How very Soviet of you...

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11-09-2014, 08:33 PM
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(11-09-2014 07:39 PM)Sam Wrote:  A wall?

How very Soviet of you...

And it means ... ?

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