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The only extremists with the wherewithal and interest to start a serious civil war are the fascists. And for all their posturing, they're really just glorified gangbangers with a portfolio of bent riot cops and paramilitaries. What international connection do you see there?

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Mon Mar 4th, 2013 at 03:56:15 PM EST
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For example Nordic neo-nazis seem to be connected. They are very small groups now but the rise of Golden Dawn has been amazingly fast. Could inorderly collapse of the EU or Euro followed by distruption of trade and flow of necessities lead to series of ethnical and ideological civil wars like the collapses of Russian and Ottoman empires did?
by Jute on Tue Mar 5th, 2013 at 07:06:41 AM EST
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I wouldn't worry about Nordic neo-nazis.

First, they are very few in numbers (a few hundred), and they are even more marginalized than fringe left partist.

Second, things are going pretty well in the Nordics. As long as Germany holds up, things will be well in Sweden and Finland, and Sweden has its own currency which gives huge freedom of action. Norway has oil and its own currency and will be well no matter what. In Denmark the established parties can co-opt any increase in right-wing radicalism through triangulation. Denmark can also easily drop its fixed exchange rate with the euro.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Sun Mar 17th, 2013 at 10:54:23 AM EST
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