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Russia’s Third Empire (2053) September 24, 2007

Posted by Michael in Politics.
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The world will look like this:

We will be thinking: Geoff warned us about this.

177 – A Map of Russia’s Third Empire (2053) « strange maps

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1. TattooedIntellectual - September 24, 2007

It’s an interesting thesis, but there’s one teeny tiny insignificant flaw. Unless Russia figures out how to start cloning humans, or finds some way to significantly increase their birth rates they won’t be able to maintain their current borders much less build a new empire.

I suspect one of two things will happen in the future, and this is based on biology not politics (not as much politics anyway).

1. China will start grabbing those eastern portions of Russia that have low population densities. You might even see Japan make a go at some of those areas just north of them.

2. The eastern, mongolian groups will agitate and attain their own state.

2. geoff - September 24, 2007

…they won’t be able to maintain their current borders much less build a new empire.

I suspect that’s a reason for the book. People have children when they think there’s a point, i.e., a destiny or progression to a better state of being. They stop having children when they accept the nihilist philosophy that existence is pointless. Thus we see environmentalists prioritizing the environment far above human activity, because the latter has no meaning.

The author of the book said something like, “this is a Russia worth living and dying for.” He is presenting a vision designed to reinvigorate the Russian reader, trying to convince them that destiny awaits.

If he succeeds, the birth rate won’t be a problem.

3. TattooedIntellectual - September 24, 2007

Yeah, but flogging the patriotic dead horse isn’t going to accomplish much until they actually manage to deal w/ the concrete problems of food, shelter, heating fuel, and AIDS.

4. geoff - September 24, 2007

Have you seen the Russian economy lately? It’s really picking up speed.

5. Dave in Texas - September 24, 2007

If it’s worth dying for I say let’s help them pay up.

6. Tushar D - September 24, 2007

>>He is presenting a vision designed to reinvigorate the Russian reader

Add a little wine, chocolates & Viagra, and the revolution can begin.

7. Subcaliph of Islamic Antarctica - September 24, 2007

Ululululululu! {shiver}

8. sandy burger - September 24, 2007

You know that movie Taxi Driver, where the guy is looking at himself in the mirror saying “You talkin’ to me?!”?

For some reason, Vladimir Putin always reminds me of that scene.

9. daveintexas - September 24, 2007

Russia has a 3rd umpire?

I didn’t even know they played baseball.


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