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    anton why both US and Russia send their armies to georgia?

    lebrok, as far as i can understand, no ex-USSR countries hate USSR. the education level is considerable high in those countries. and they could adopt to west easily after divorcing. russia seem to me fair wrt other superpowers in the history.

    but, may be i am wrong.

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    Barbarian, do you actually think that Stalinist USSR were fair when they annexed Baltic states and then deported to Gulangs and killed thousands of people there?

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    lets see.

    first what is power and in what fields,

    1, a power must have enough Energy, and minerals to produce extra, and to be less depended,
    according that USA China Russia Brazil South-Africa etc could be powers
    but not that much Germany or France, But the whole EU could be.
    Energy can be oil, sun power Hydro power wind etc

    2, Must have enough population to defend her shelf, or to invade
    By that Kuwait is rich country but can not be super power,

    3, must have solve all inner problems, and the politicians must not be quided by Bankers,
    Hmmmm difficult. that makes countries like India or Turkey Giants with feet made of thin glass

    4 must have an economy to be less spend than others, in that North Europe is far ahead,
    Scandinavia and Germany are far ahead.

    5 must have secrets of production so that other countries must depend to their products, (must be have secret techology) in that england and France are quite good,
    But USA CHINA RUSSIA are far ahead, (Israel is very good to that)

    6, people must be well educated so in difficult cases they must know how to react,
    even Hygiene rules are included, (think SIDA problem in south Africa) that makes some new powers to be still behind.

    So for me USA is a super power, Russia is a super Power, China is Super power
    India Brazil Japan UK France Germany Pakistan and the whole EU are still powers

    Turkey South-Africa Persia(Iran) Indonesia Colombia Australia Canada Korea can be powers.

    also some African countries like Zair (Kongo) Egypt Nigeria Kenya if manage to handle Sun power and inner problems they can developed enough to become powers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagne View Post
    Barbarian, do you actually think that Stalinist USSR were fair when they annexed Baltic states and then deported to Gulangs and killed thousands of people there?
    i dont know much about what happened in the USSR era, but, what i see after USSR collapse, lots of well educated and considerable industrialized small countries. some of them still prefers communist or socialist goverments. i believe the life would be much worse in the central asia countries now, if they were not a part of USSR.

    again, may be i am wrong. i dont know much about USSR.

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    barbarian, you're missing one of most interesting and horrific periods of modern European history. Get few books dude.

    I agree that some of central Asian countries wouldn't be economically and educationally better without soviets, though many of them had to die for it. On other side of the spectrum European soviet-block countries would be better off without the "red vampire".

    If we are talking about Baltic states, plus Poland, Czechs, Slovaks, Hungary or Ukraine there is not much love for Russia here. We are still waiting even for apology. Anton doesn't believe that Russia did something wrong, and probably most Russians neither.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeBrok View Post
    Do you really believe that Castro did all of this to his people, because he cared for them?!
    Castro had great successes in medicine, education and self-determination of Cuba, he was very popular among common Cubans. Yes, Cubans live very poorly today, that's result of command economy and U.S. blockade. Have no idea why they still practice command economy if even Russia refused 20 years ago. Probably for them is enough to have sandy warm beaches and fruits.

    Castro is not saint, but it far not as bad as retard dictators as cannibal Jean-Bédel Bokassa or african dictator Idi Amin which had a special pool with crocodiles / aligators for those who disagreed with his policies or Saddam Hussein which had pool with sulfuric acid.

    By the way, I hope you don't think that US never supported dictators?
    Saddam Hussein was a big friend of America during his war with Iran, he got a lot of weapons from USA.
    Or story with Mohammad Mossadeq, the first democratic president of Iran which was elected in august 1953 and overthrown with big participation of CIA and replaced by the dictator Shah Pahlavi. It was made just because Mossadeq was for nationalization of some oil enterprises. Democratically elected Salvado Allende in Chile is the same story, USA was very loyal to Augusto Pinochet because he did not want to nationalize American companies, unlike Allende. Where is democracy?
    Or American ally absolute monarchy of Saudi Arabia where is still repressive dictatorship and laws like death penalty for change of religion (betraying of Islam), forced amputation of hands & legs for petty offenses and other savagery.

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    Yes you right,
    CIA polices and support to crazy inhuman dictators is wrong and a bad thing,

    Now let me see, what was Stalin?
    was he a CIA dictator? hmmm quess not,
    was he elected every 4-5 years by the people? hmmm quess not,
    then?
    All i know is that he ordered many people to go to siberia and build cities in temperatures >-20 C
    with no food and warm,
    Yes he was Clever than Hitler, Hitler did not thought to put his enemies (Jews) to build cities,
    he just killed them,
    Stalin as smarter he let them die, by Building cities and villages in criminal conditions,
    yes it is better than to send them swim in a pool full of crocodiles,

    the case of Castro and Che is another story, simply he is not that mad (paraphron)

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbarian View Post
    anton why both US and Russia send their armies to georgia?

    lebrok, as far as i can understand, no ex-USSR countries hate USSR. the education level is considerable high in those countries. and they could adopt to west easily after divorcing. russia seem to me fair wrt other superpowers in the history.

    but, may be i am wrong.
    US send severel ships to Georgia for moral support of their puppet, the main purpose of that puppet to spread stench on the doorstep of Russia. Georgia totally depend from USA: Georgian officials receive a salary from America, not from local budget; USA supply Georgia by offensive weapons even today; gives credits; send instructors to train the Georgian army; Georgian president has American adviser which is constantly with him; during conflict Russia's soldiers killed a lot of black african mercenaries so USA helps them with manpower. There is even street of "George Bush" in Tbilisi.
    But Georgia is not a democracy of something, it is disguised authoritarian country. 1st president Gamsakhurdia lost his power because of revolution, second president Shevardnadze lost power because of "revolution of rose" in 2004, Mikhail Saakashvili will end his presidency in the same way if he will not stop to press the opposition. Georgia despite of American help is very poor and have big problems with unemployment, real incomes hardly grow.

    Strongly negative attitude to USSR have all 3 Baltic states because they were annexed by force, it was decision of Stalin. I would not do it of course because that have not sense to transform your country in the prison of nations, no one knows today what head of this Georgian priest thought about.
    Strongly negative attitude to USSR also have East Europe, especially the Czech Republic and Poland. Czech Republic because their uprising of 1968 year was suppressed by force. I think Soviets thought this is not acceptable to let one of the countries of the Warsaw bloc to go in free-swimming at the height of the Cold War. They feared a domino effect.
    Eastern Europe and others should not forget that Soviets got Eastern Europe by accident, during the war against Nazism. They had not plans to invade Europe before WWII. In some sense the Soviet domination in Eastern Europe is a payment for the second world war. Czechoslovakia did absolutely nothing to protect themselves from Hitler. This is a retribution of fate in some sense.

    In Ukraine western (to west from Kiev) part have negative attitude to USSR, but their is special case. Western Ukraine always was a pain in the ass. Before XIII century these lands were Orthodox Christians, but later when common historical state of Ukraine and Russia ceased to exist (because of the Mongol invasion), western Ukraine came under the influence of Poland. This part has replaced original Orthodox religion by Catholicism and lost contact with the roots. Western Ukraine was a part of Poland from XIV to early XVIII century; was a part of Austro-Hungarian Empire up to the WWI; became part of Poland again after WWI; again was annexed to Soviet Ukrainian Socialist republic after WWII; since 1991 year is a part of independent Ukraine. While Russia had absolutely other history, Russia defeated Mongols after a long period of payment of tribute and turned into a huge multi-cultural country.
    Western Ukraine is a trouble because it's a center of far-right Nazi sentiments, extremely chauvinistic and aggressive, with national heroes like Stepan Bandera - mass murderer of Jews, Poles and Ukrainians. And of course they blame Russia for all their problems. Ask "Europa" user, sure she/he from that place.

    Although, to name USSR as colonial power is hardly possible. Soviets helped a lot to own satellites, Ukraine during Soviet Era built aircraft carriers, merchant ships, submarines, had a lot of research institutes, powerful machinery production plants, huge amount of money, time & forces were spent on the development of Ukraine and other Soviet Republics. Ukraine before Soviet Union represented by itself a wild field overgrown with grass.
    It's only in American Cold War propaganda movies Soviets always showed as maniacs with mental disorders which love to kill people for no reason, but reality is a "little bit" differ.

    Belorussia, Eastern Ukraine, Central Asia have nothing against Soviet Union. Central Asia actually was saved from religious fundamentalism by Soviet atheism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iapetoc View Post
    Yes you right,
    CIA polices and support to crazy inhuman dictators is wrong and a bad thing,

    Now let me see, what was Stalin?
    was he a CIA dictator? hmmm quess not,
    was he elected every 4-5 years by the people? hmmm quess not,
    then?
    All i know is that he ordered many people to go to siberia and build cities in temperatures >-20 C
    with no food and warm,
    Yes he was Clever than Hitler, Hitler did not thought to put his enemies (Jews) to build cities,
    he just killed them,
    Stalin as smarter he let them die, by Building cities and villages in criminal conditions,
    yes it is better than to send them swim in a pool full of crocodiles,

    the case of Castro and Che is another story, simply he is not that mad (paraphron)
    Which relation have Stalin to Cuba theme? I don't understand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anton, Bear's den View Post
    Which relation have Stalin to Cuba theme? I don't understand

    simply almost none,

    Stalin Belongs to the groups of Bloody Dictators, (the ones you call CIA agents)
    he used to see conspiracies everywhere.
    while Castro is still under discuss, on how much Bloody he is as a dictator,
    (it can't be so much innocent, but surely is more innocent than some bloody presidents)
    yes the case of Ossetia is in modern debates,
    But personally I don't know who to support,
    the case from autonomistic groups there is Huge,
    from chechnia to abhajia the place is powder, a time cloak bomb.
    where oil pipes pass, bombs are on the way,
    look at Levant, Balkans, Georgia, Ucraine,
    OIL pipes or Gas pass under land,

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    Quote Originally Posted by iapetoc View Post
    simply almost none,

    Stalin Belongs to the groups of Bloody Dictators, (the ones you call CIA agents)
    he used to see conspiracies everywhere.
    while Castro is still under discuss, on how much Bloody he is as a dictator,
    (it can't be so much innocent, but surely is more innocent than some bloody presidents)
    yes the case of Ossetia is in modern debates,
    But personally I don't know who to support,
    the case from autonomistic groups there is Huge,
    from chechnia to abhajia the place is powder, a time cloak bomb.
    where oil pipes pass, bombs are on the way,
    look at Levant, Balkans, Georgia, Ucraine,
    OIL pipes or Gas pass under land,
    Yeah, Stalin is a bad man, I don't like him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anton, Bear's den View Post
    US send severel ships to Georgia for moral support of their puppet, the main purpose of that puppet to spread stench on the doorstep of Russia. Georgia totally depend from USA: Georgian officials receive a salary from America, not from local budget; USA supply Georgia by offensive weapons even today; gives credits; send instructors to train the Georgian army; Georgian president has American adviser which is constantly with him; during conflict Russia's soldiers killed a lot of black african mercenaries so USA helps them with manpower. There is even street of "George Bush" in Tbilisi.
    what you wrote explains, what i am trying to say. georgia is important for US. with the current situation in Iran, georgia and ukraine is very important for US and russia in terms of the transportation of the caucasian energy to europe. orange revolution was made in ukraine for this reason. georgia is very important for turkey also since there is an armenian blockage in front of azerbeijan and turkey. i believe, US will use turkey against russia in the future for this reason.

    thanks for advice lebrok. i will have some books:)) i need to do it. because my daughter is half russian

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbarian View Post
    what you wrote explains, what i am trying to say. georgia is important for US. with the current situation in Iran, georgia and ukraine is very important for US and russia in terms of the transportation of the caucasian energy to europe. orange revolution was made in ukraine for this reason.
    Caucasus have no energy resources by itself, the middle Asia have. But if even someone will build a pipeline to bypass Russia then they need also a natural gas / oil for filling of pipeline. Problem for them is that Russia already outbids the lion's share of Central Asian gas (gas transportation system connected with Central Asia since Soviet Union) + China buys a lot there, there is simply not enough gas for pipeline.
    And all that Nabucco project have no progress for 10 years already, it looks like half-dead. In Gorbachev style - talking talking talking...
    The same story with shale gas in Europe, bullshit & splurge

    Quote Originally Posted by barbarian View Post
    georgia is very important for turkey also since there is an armenian blockage in front of azerbeijan and turkey. i believe, US will use turkey against russia in the future for this reason.
    I think US have not big influence on Turkey, Turkey looks pretty independent in foreign policy. Turkey have contacts with Iran, very skeptical about intervention in Libya, and not big lover of Israel policy. Russia & Turkey have around 50-75 billions of trade every year (and it growing), don't think that someone will sacrifice it just for the US foreign policy caprices.
    In problem of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Russia just don't want that war between Armenia & Azerbaijan will begin again, this is a road to nowhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anton, Bear's den View Post
    Caucasus have no energy resources by itself, the middle Asia have. But if even someone will build a pipeline to bypass Russia then they need also a natural gas / oil for filling of pipeline. Problem for them is that Russia already outbids the lion's share of Central Asian gas (gas transportation system connected with Central Asia since Soviet Union) + China buys a lot there, there is simply not enough gas for pipeline.
    And all that Nabucco project have no progress for 10 years already, it looks like half-dead. In Gorbachev style - talking talking talking...
    The same story with shale gas in Europe, bullshit & splurge



    I think US have not big influence on Turkey, Turkey looks pretty independent in foreign policy. Turkey have contacts with Iran, very skeptical about intervention in Libya, and not big lover of Israel policy. Russia & Turkey have around 50-75 billions of trade every year (and it growing), don't think that someone will sacrifice it just for the US foreign policy caprices.
    In problem of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Russia just don't want that war between Armenia & Azerbaijan will begin again, this is a road to nowhere.
    to be the energy provider of the europe gives russia gives strategical advantages. you could understand this during the ukraine (gas stealing) crisis. georgia could be nice alternative to ukraine also. russia would prefer multi-customer, instead of china.

    nabucco is a european project to create an alternative route to russia-ukraine line. if it fails, it shows that they are looking for some better solutions.

    although i accept the idea of importance of russia for turkey, loosing georgia means loosing the the gate of caucasia, and turkic countries for turkey.

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    well that is a part of truth.
    there are 2 pipe lines
    Nabuco and South Stream

    1 is Russian-Bulgarian-Greek-Italian project
    2 is USA-Turkey most, Greek or Bulgarian, Fyrom,Kossovo Bosnia -Croatia project

    the first from Abchaz (russia) to Burgas (Bulgaria) to Hgoumenitsa(Greece) and from there to Brindezi (Italia) and in Future to Naples so can move to spain

    the second from Azerbaijan through Turkey to Greece or Bulgaria, from there to Fyrom, Kossovo, Bosnia-Croatia and then to Italy north,

    the first although Greece has made and ready the pipes stoped due to Bulgaria demands,
    the second was a great promise from USA with large quantities, but until today not even 1/10 of the year quantity has passed.
    why?
    cause the tax earned by the pipes could save Greek economy,

    The future is not in Caucas but in east mediterrean,
    the more the oil prices raise the less expensive is the oil Turkey Greece Cyprus Israel Egypt Albania, Bulgaria

    the first 'eye' of Gas and oil is among Greece Turkey and Cyprus east of Crete, west of Cyprus,
    the second is Cyprus Israel Lebanon Turkey south of Adana,

    the minors are Egypt Israel Cyprus
    Greek Albanian of Cephallonia and Aulon (Vlore) (Its is Huge but very Deep,
    it starts from south west Greece and goes up to El Basan)
    Ahtopols (Bulagaria) to Semisounta (Samsus) North of Anatolian earthquake tectonical cut.

    Billion of money were spend to build from Burgass to Adriatic pipe lines, and no oil and small m3 of gas passed,
    why?

    the case of Georgia is just an impression, or to create unstability,
    Russia is using (I think Novoroshisk is the name) another exit, while Georgia is using batum and Shochum, from Ossetia no body pass, yet problem is Ossetia.

    the case of Ucraine is Gas pipes, and the Taurica ports, ex-USSR fleet bases are there. so indeed is a problem,
    Taurica belong to Russia before Chruchev but he gave it to Ucraine,

    the case of Russia with Turkey is another issue,
    Russia only needs north Ossetia just to create a secure dinstance from its pipes, and unstability to Georgia,
    Georgia needs Ossetia and Abchazia to create unstabilty to Russia,
    But Georgia is a christian country, so the less the cristian teritories occupies, the more becomes islamic, so the dilemma is stronger,

    puppets or mercenairies are everywhere.

    Georgia needs USA so not to be again USSR country and more autonomus,
    Georgia needs Russia so not be islamic and a new tottaly changed country,

    Turkey wants to be the merchants of oil of the areas east of Caucas to Europe,

    Nabuco is project that is not finished and never will be,
    Nabuco was a USA promises just to stop South Stream
    USA and turkey promises 11 000 000 m3 of Azerbaizan gas and oil that will pass, but 4 000 m3 gas are given each year,

    simly in future the east mediterrean gas and oil will be in debates,

    Barbarian you know that,
    Turkey has casus Beli with Greece, Cyprus, for the 12 miles sea zone, and is not in good with Iesrael,

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    Quote Originally Posted by iapetoc View Post
    5 must have secrets of production so that other countries must depend to their products, (must be have secret techology) in that england and France are quite good,
    But USA CHINA RUSSIA are far ahead, (Israel is very good to that)
    I can't think of any secret technology Russia and China have. Russia widely dropped out of leading technological research after the Cold War, still reaping the fruits of past days. And China's secret technology is largely comprised of stealing and plagiatism.

    From my observation European cooperation in science and research is far better than in politics or sometimes even economy. I almost dare to say, on a global level, THIS is EU's greatest strength! When it comes to that, EU is still far ahead of, for example, China.

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    China's secret technology is largely comprised of stealing and plagiatism
    I agree, they don't know how to make planes for example...

    THIS is EU's greatest strength!
    There are also social innovations, but yes, it makes us stronger (Project "ITER" for example)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbarian View Post
    to be the energy provider of the europe gives russia gives strategical advantages. you could understand this during the ukraine (gas stealing) crisis. georgia could be nice alternative to ukraine also. russia would prefer multi-customer, instead of china.

    nabucco is a european project to create an alternative route to russia-ukraine line. if it fails, it shows that they are looking for some better solutions.

    although i accept the idea of importance of russia for turkey, loosing georgia means loosing the the gate of caucasia, and turkic countries for turkey.
    Nabucco is idea of Bill Clinton administration, not European. Maximum possible capacity (in case of Iran participation) is 31 billion cubic meters of gas per year, without Iran just around 10-15.
    http://gdb.rferl.org/869B10B3-ED9F-4...10_mw800_s.gif
    For comparison:
    North Stream - 55
    http://visualrian.ru/images/large/625648
    South Stream - 63
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    When South Stream will be finished in 2018 through Ukraine will be transported only 5-10% of gas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mzungu mchagga View Post
    I can't think of any secret technology Russia and China have. Russia widely dropped out of leading technological research after the Cold War, still reaping the fruits of past days. And China's secret technology is largely comprised of stealing and plagiatism.

    From my observation European cooperation in science and research is far better than in politics or sometimes even economy. I almost dare to say, on a global level, THIS is EU's greatest strength! When it comes to that, EU is still far ahead of, for example, China.
    You could right to that,
    But still Russia has the secrets of MIR and many space secrets,
    and China makes expirements that are not anounced, At least 2 kinds of flew (whatever) came from china,
    we don't know how their laboratories are safe, and what kinds of expirements they have,

    remember what had happened when a ship, airplanes carrier was sold to china....
    and how Turkish wanted to not allow it pass the narrows.


    Europe's secret today are mostly in pharmaceutical, medicines, etc,
    USA is promoting the myth of area 51 I think, an area that aliens etc...
    Russia was promoting at least guys like zirinifski (whatever) of having super guns.
    still secrets of Russian technology like Kursk submarine are sunk in the bottom of the sea,
    while myths say about laboratories like area51 east of Urals,
    China needs no myths, simply forbids you to go to many areas,
    you need license etc, only that can allow myths to go on,

    to understand more theory and practise have something that is more,
    technologia and technognosia
    technologia for example is computer,
    technognosia is how to create a microchip,
    how many countries have theory and work on computers, technologia
    but how many have technognosia to produce a ram.

    well we all know in theory how an anti-tetanic is made,
    but how many of us can produce anti-tetanic,

    remember the case of selling a disarmed air-carrier to china by Russians was considered not a sell of iron, not a sell of a ship, but a sell of technologia to become techognosia!!!!!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anton, Bear's den View Post
    Nabucco is idea of Bill Clinton administration, not European. Maximum possible capacity (in case of Iran participation) is 31 billion cubic meters of gas per year, without Iran just around 10-15.
    http://gdb.rferl.org/869B10B3-ED9F-4...10_mw800_s.gif
    For comparison:
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    When South Stream will be finished in 2018 through Ukraine will be transported only 5-10% of gas.

    SOuth Stream is finished in Balkans, and gas could be transported by Ships,
    simply Bulgaria anounced that stopes progress and plan,

    Nabuco is never to be finished,

    the only gas that is entered Greece until today is mainly by
    Sonatrach.
    Gazprom gave only 2,5 *10^9 m3 until today,
    while Botas although promised 0,75 *10^9 m3 untill now few m3 passed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iapetoc View Post
    You could right to that,
    But still Russia has the secrets of MIR and many space secrets,
    and China makes expirements that are not anounced, At least 2 kinds of flew (whatever) came from china,
    we don't know how their laboratories are safe, and what kinds of expirements they have,

    remember what had happened when a ship, airplanes carrier was sold to china....
    and how Turkish wanted to not allow it pass the narrows.


    Europe's secret today are mostly in pharmaceutical, medicines, etc,
    USA is promoting the myth of area 51 I think, an area that aliens etc...
    Russia was promoting at least guys like zirinifski (whatever) of having super guns.
    still secrets of Russian technology like Kursk submarine are sunk in the bottom of the sea,
    while myths say about laboratories like area51 east of Urals,
    China needs no myths, simply forbids you to go to many areas,
    you need license etc, only that can allow myths to go on,

    to understand more theory and practise have something that is more,
    technologia and technognosia
    technologia for example is computer,
    technognosia is how to create a microchip,
    how many countries have theory and work on computers, technologia
    but how many have technognosia to produce a ram.

    well we all know in theory how an anti-tetanic is made,
    but how many of us can produce anti-tetanic,

    remember the case of selling a disarmed air-carrier to china by Russians was considered not a sell of iron, not a sell of a ship, but a sell of technologia to become techognosia!!!!!.
    Well, as I already said, Russia is reaping the fruits of past days. It wouldn't be so far ahead in space craft and army technology if they wouldn't have invested to much money into it and did much research like 20 to 30 or more years ago. Today, there is hardly any technology taken over from Russia by other states. But on contrast, Western Europe is catching up very fast. And as I mentioned at the beginning of this thread, just because a nation doesn't produce much technology in a certain field, it doesn't mean it wouldn't be able to. Theoretically, EU could raise a huger and very modern army and launch new space crafts if it was interested and transfered the needed money into it. It has what you would call technognosia.

    I don't give much credit to other conspiracy theories such as hidden mutant armies underneath of Siberia, technology from aliens found in New Mexico or robot warriors from China.

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    Well, it's quite simple.. The Europeans don't want a superpower, because that superpower uses force to poke their noses internally and externally.

    Even today my call for communalism is proven to be right!
    Within the EU zone trade is already at a too large scale!

    People in Germany suffer from illness because cucumbers were produced in some other EU country, with infected manure.

    Let every country produce it's own food.

    And that's directly in contrast with the idea of a superpower!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mzungu mchagga View Post
    Well, as I already said, Russia is reaping the fruits of past days. It wouldn't be so far ahead in space craft and army technology if they wouldn't have invested to much money into it and did much research like 20 to 30 or more years ago. Today, there is hardly any technology taken over from Russia by other states. But on contrast, Western Europe is catching up very fast. And as I mentioned at the beginning of this thread, just because a nation doesn't produce much technology in a certain field, it doesn't mean it wouldn't be able to. Theoretically, EU could raise a huger and very modern army and launch new space crafts if it was interested and transfered the needed money into it. It has what you would call technognosia.

    I don't give much credit to other conspiracy theories such as hidden mutant armies underneath of Siberia, technology from aliens found in New Mexico or robot warriors from China.

    well you may have a point to that,

    France had a space project, Ariane i think was the name,
    Satelites mostly are made in Sweden-Finland etc,

    but lets see? parts?
    who makes RAMS CPU today,
    and from what material??
    I heard about an earth(sand) that is only in China and is the main matterial of all computers in the world, I maybe am wrong, but????

    Superpower does not mean many Nuclear, or missiles, etc,
    Ebola virus can be more usefull than 000 of Neutral bombs !!!!!


    on the other hand
    you may have right,
    many of the 'Secrets' could be 'far' and exaggerate,

    i am not goin back to correct it,
    just put out the china and about Russia hmmm its up to you,
    I wanted mostly to put some rules on what kinds of fields a country can be Super power and in what can be just a power, Hope you understand my view, and about china, ...ok lets put it out of number 5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reinaert View Post
    Well, it's quite simple.. The Europeans don't want a superpower, because that superpower uses force to poke their noses internally and externally.

    Even today my call for communalism is proven to be right!
    Within the EU zone trade is already at a too large scale!

    People in Germany suffer from illness because cucumbers were produced in some other EU country, with infected manure.

    Let every country produce it's own food.

    And that's directly in contrast with the idea of a superpower!
    well about cucumbers

    All I know that is like bannanas and other fruits,
    they are cutten at a lenght of 4-8 cm, and spay them with water and hormones,
    in 2-4 days they reach sizes like that at market,

    I know about water melons,
    simply when we cut them in makedonia are white, and bitter like poison, (not even chicken eat them)
    and when they are sold in Germany are red,
    why?
    cause market laws demand to be good for at least 4-6 days in market, and should be ready that,
    so market laws demand to be cut at least 10 days before become mature,
    travel for 2-3 days, stay in storage for 1-5 days with hormones, stabilizers etc. and then to be sold,
    according the demands of the market, and should be 3-4 days in a market store,

    think about bannanas,

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    Mzungu mchagga is right, science in Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union received a huge amount of damage. Simply no one was interested in science and many talented people left post-Soviet space in 90s. But this does not mean that nothing develops. 20 years are gone already.
    http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Globa...ecraft-to-mars

    Also I think Russia saved some advantage in nuclear energy and will go further. There is a project of waste-free nuclear power plant based on fast-reactor. It works on the waste of conventional nuclear power plants.
    http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/201...er-yes-please/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fast_reactor
    Now when the accident occurred at Fukushima many countries will froze own nuclear projects, or even cancel them. But not here.

    New rocket from Angara family prepares to replace outdated rockets in 2012-2013
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angara_(rocket_family)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rus-M
    http://www.futura-sciences.com/fr/ne...en-2013_24491/

    Network of satellite monitoring is almost ready
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GLONASS

    Slowly but steadily Russia creeps out of the pile of feces

    There is partnership with European space agency, ESA using old Soviet Soyuz rockets for launching of satellites for the Galileo in French Guiana spaceport
    https://rt.com/news/rocket-space-launch-kourou/

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