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skeptic-1 wrote:How about:
Roll 1,000 Tanks up to the border and suggest total reconciliation of differences. ?
The Immortal Goon wrote:Since Ukraine is a sovereign country, it would really be more like if Canada were having big fights with their government about how close to the US verses how close to Britain they should be.
The answer of what, "we," by which you mean the US or Europe, would do is simple: Nobody knows or cares what's going on in Canada anyway. And we wouldn't in the Ukraine except that we feel like Putin has pissed on our shoes and we want to find a way to be morally better than him.
layman wrote:I dont think the American public would be willing to go to war for the Ukraine.
Economic sanctions might not even happen. Europe would want to keep the oil flowing too.
Social_Critic wrote:From a legal standpoint they would need an election to decide. And there would have to be an option for portions of the state to go on their way as well. I suppose San Antonio and Austin would want to go on their separate ways. Houston would want to stay in the USA and NE Texas would want to become a slaver state. It would leave a funny looking ziggurat shaped Texas.
Doomhammer wrote:@ OP: Your counterfactual makes no sense.
warsmith17 wrote:A better comparison would be China sending in its troops to retake outer Manchuria from the Russians. They have as much or more right to that region than Russia has to Crimea.
Maybe China is taking notes to see how revanchist annexations work?
Social_Critic wrote:I don´t think outer Mongolia belongs to the Russians. However, Russian rights to the Crimea are historic, the population is mostly Russian and they ought to have a plesbicite or referéndum to decide which way they want to land.
In Venezuela they are having a similar problema, some in the states of Tachira and Zulia are discussing how to separate from Caracas. But in that case they have the same language and their ties are historic, so I think they won´t be able to be free from Maduro´s dictatorship.
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