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After 1945, Germany and France finally buried their imperial ambitions and came to terms with their dreams of becoming a great power. They first came to the realization that dominance over Europe can only be achieved through unity between the two of them. An agreement between Berlin Bonn and Paris on Europe was the only way to regain the importance they had in world politics, which they had lost in relation to the USA, China and also the USSR, as they had in the 18th and 19th centuries. European integration is the incarnation of these intentions. After total destruction in 1945, [West-]Germany made every step right up until reunification in 1989 to expand its influence on the mainland via Europeanization.

Division of Europe -- the Yalta and Potsdam Conferences

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 25th, 2023 at 09:01:08 PM EST
Throwing the European Union overboard when Joe Biden came calling preaching Pax Americana, imperialism from the Atlantic to the Urals and from the Black Sea to the Baltics. Russia cannot be conquered as history has illustrated, only total destruction by modern weapons in a Doomsday scenario. No Mr. Zelensky, your war cannot be won. Scholz too is dragged down in American imperialism. Occupying Europe ... in the 21st century we don't declare war, we declare states as evil and a pariah to the Global World Order and apply deadly sanctions.

Pax Americana: the United States as Global Hegemon or Imperialist in Disguise?

    Europe is a continent where no power has succeeded in attaining hegemony. For centuries, the French, Russian, and German-speaking countries fought for dominance of the landmass, and each time a stalemate ensued. World War I and World War II are just one destructive expression of this struggle.

    Today the American forward trust in not in the interest of Europe and will lead to a most devastating World War III ... many American imperialists believe it can survive a nuclear Armageddon even with the advantage of a pre-emptive strike out of "self-defense".

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 25th, 2023 at 09:01:53 PM EST
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'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 25th, 2023 at 09:03:03 PM EST
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is a distiction without difference to rational persons.

So is "genocide" and "war", ceremoniously declared or not.

acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group
by Cat on Wed Jan 25th, 2023 at 10:44:13 PM EST
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To illustrate the point, let me draw your attention to the preamble
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, on behalf of the Ukrainian people -- citizens of Ukraine of all nationalities [...] adopts this Constitution -- the Fundamental Law of Ukraine."
(translators COE.int, 1996; justice.gov, 2004; rada.gov.ua, retrieved 26.01.23)

juxtaposed with demographic terminology employed for 2001 Ukraine census

The peculiarity of the national structure of the population of Ukraine is its multinational composition. According to All-Ukrainian population census data, the representatives of more than 130 nationalities and ethnic groups live on the territory of the country. The data about the most numerous nationalities of Ukraine are mentioned below:
and the government's violent struggles to discriminate between Russian "nationality", legal rights of "ethnic-Russian" citizens wherever resident, and Russian-speaking ethnic-Tatar and -Greek captives of Crimea who twice fielded referendums to secede from Ukraine's "nationalist" regimes since 1991.

The salient point is, previailing concept of a nation, or political union, called Ukraine cannot follow from methodical destruction of its constituents.

by Cat on Thu Jan 26th, 2023 at 09:30:41 PM EST
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methodical destruction of its constituents

[reference needed]

When you use words like "genocide", then you need to provide facts to justify it.
Changing laws relating to the languages used in education or in certain administrative acts will not cut it, according to most commonly-accepted definitions.

Perhaps you have facts. I have not seen them.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Mon Jan 30th, 2023 at 12:21:59 PM EST
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by Cat on Fri Feb 3rd, 2023 at 01:19:48 PM EST
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this is all rather circular... you point again to a definition of genocide, whereas I am asking you to point to genocidal acts or genocidal policies by the Ukrainian government with respect to ethnic Russian Ukrainians.

If you are unable or unwilling to do so, perhaps you should just drop the term "genocide" in this context.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Feb 3rd, 2023 at 01:29:57 PM EST
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