Russia / Germany: Deja Vu?

2014/03/15 • Analysis & Opinion

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 Russia  Germany
1991 – Loses the Cold War. Russia becomes the successor to the USSR. Loses significant territory. Partial demilitarization. 1918 – Loses World War One. Germany becomes the successor to the German Empire. Loses significant territory. Partial demilitarization. Forced to pay reparations.
1991-1997 – Gaidar’s “shock reforms”. Struggle with negative consequences of collapse of the USSR, hyperinflation, separatism (Chechen War), and attempts to overturn existing government (political crisis of 1993). 1919-1928 – Liberal reforms. Struggle with negative consequences of war, hyperinflation, separatism (Bavarian Soviet Republic, 1919), and attempts to overturn existing government (Communist protests).
1998 – Worldwide economic crisis. 1929 – Worldwide economic crisis.
1999 – Following a wave of revanchist sentiments, Yeltsin appoints a young KGB corporal, Vladimir Putin, as president. Putin wins the 2000 elections. 1933 – Following a wave of revanchist sentiments, young leader of (Nationalist Socialist German Worker’s Party (NSDAP), Adolf Hitler, comes to power.
2000s – United Russia, the ruling party, is strengthened across all branches of government. 1930s – the NSDAP, the ruling party, is strengthened across all branches of government
2001 – Signing of the Shanghai Organization of Cooperation (a Eurasian political, economic and military organisation founded by the leaders of Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan). 1935 – Signing of the Anti-Comintern Pact (an anti-communist pact concluded between Nazi Germany and the Empire of Japan).
2000s – Rapid economic growth. Increase in financing and modernization of defense branch. 1930s – Rapid economic growth. Increase in financing and modernization of defense branch.
2014 – Winter Olympics in Sochi:  Russia finishes in first place. 1936 – Summer Olympics in Berlin:  Germany finishes in first place.
2014 – Russian troops enter and establish control over Crimea under the pretense of protecting the Russian-speaking population. 1938 – Anschluss of Austria and annexing Sudetenland under the pretense of protecting the German-speaking population.

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Translated by Anna Shvets, edited by Lesia Stangret

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  • chornajuravka

    Reblogged this on Voices of Ukraine.

  • Paolo Porsia

    Reblogged this on Commentaria and commented:
    INTRIGANTE…

  • https://www.facebook.com/jame.smace.338 Jame Smace

    Dont forget that Russia was the Nazi ally in 1939 when they invaded and split Poland. They then invaded Lithuania. Russia continued by itself to invade Estonia, Latvia, and Finland.