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(Global Post)   Seven historical regions that can be annexed from Russia   (globalpost.com) divider line 9
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2014-03-27 01:36:00 PM  
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Arkanaut: It would be hilarious if China takes over Vladivostok and the Maritime Province and holds a referendum there, you know, just for shiats and giggles.  Supposedly Chinese migrant workers have been pouring into Siberia over the last few decades.


I don't know about Chinese, but I know Vladivostok has a large Korean population.  Hilariously, their largest ethnic minority is Ukrainian.  Maybe we should take steps to protect the Ukrainian people in Vladivostok.
2014-03-27 12:04:10 PM  
2 votes:
How many of those areas have huge natural gas reserves and a great deep-water shipping port?
2014-03-27 05:22:23 PM  
1 votes:

GuyFawkes: FLMountainMan: GuyFawkes: This text is now purple: GuyFawkes: FlashHarry: i had no idea that kaliningrad existed. fascinating.


Formerly Konigsberg, however the Russians are never giving that back to Prussia/Germany.

That's what the Germans said about Danzig.


Gdansk?  Exactly.  Just finishing up a really interesting book about the immediate aftermath of WWII and its impact on the German people - just a sad story all around but fascinating stuff.

/WWII and general history buff
//good for subway reading too

What's really crazy is all the German villages in places like northern Khazakstan - descendants of POWs who were shipped out to labor camps instead of being released.  And Greeks in Tajikstan.

That's for sure.  Or Estonian/Latvian/Lithuanian, etc. enclaves in Siberia who were "resettled" in the years immediately before (during) and after WWII.  In case anyone wanted to know, I checked my kindle and the book I referenced earlier is "After the Reich: The Brutal History of the Allied Occupation" by Giles MacDonogh.


Mazower talks about that in his book on the history of the 3rd Reich (http://www.amazon.com/Hitlers-Empire-Nazis-Ruled-Europe/dp/014311610 X/ ref=pd_sim_b_10?ie=UTF8&refRID=14S78DE8SSGGVCBAM7Q3). He ultimately makes the argument Europe's primary objective to what the Nazis were up to was that it was being done by Germans instead of by them.
2014-03-27 04:35:22 PM  
1 votes:
I like how the headline talks about regions that can be annexed from Russia, and more than half of them had treaties stating that they were Russian, or are only disputed by a few random people, like in Karelia's case. (Although, for the record, "The Karelian Isthmus" by Amorphis is one rad early 90s death metal album).
2014-03-27 02:13:06 PM  
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HairyNevus: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Аляска, formerly Alaska.

Yeah, I wonder what the world would be like if Russia never sold that to the U.S. What would a Russian Sarah Palin be like?


1. We'd have taken it by force, probably around 1905.
2. Failing that, we'd have conquered Mexico in 1918, using the Zimmerman Telegram as a pretext.
2014-03-27 02:09:17 PM  
1 votes:
i had no idea that kaliningrad existed. fascinating.
2014-03-27 01:26:54 PM  
1 votes:
It would be hilarious if China takes over Vladivostok and the Maritime Province and holds a referendum there, you know, just for shiats and giggles.  Supposedly Chinese migrant workers have been pouring into Siberia over the last few decades.
2014-03-27 01:21:08 PM  
1 votes:
Sarah Palin's house?
2014-03-27 01:18:58 PM  
1 votes:
Anyone going to miss any of those on your atlas/globe at home, speak now or forever hold your peace.

My globe still shows the USSR on it, which may be true again soon, that's frugality right there
 
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