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“What if Russia Never Existed” by AlternateHistoryHub: https://youtu.be/gU6UBXOHhDw
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This video was based on a chapter of the book “Prisoners of Geography” by Tim Marshall. It’s the best book I’ve read so far in 2017 so I highly encourage you to give it a read.

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8 months ago

The Crimea was artificially attached to the Ukraine during the Soviet era. It is Russian and has always been Russian. The whole Ukraine thing should have been settled politically. Anyone with half a brain knew that the Russians were going to let that port go.

2 weeks ago

i like your videos.. but please stop promoting stuff that we don't need nor want.

2 weeks ago

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1 month ago

It has been well recognized that Crimea seceded, and was not annexed by Russia, when going outside of NATO-nation propaganda. Over 90% of Crimeans voted to get out in response to a hostile interim govt in Kiev. 86% of the people of the Donbass also voted for the same thing, but Russia didn't take them up on it, because violations of the Ukrainian Constitution (Sevastapol deal) were at hand with the actions of the new, unelected Ukrainian leadership that was very clearly hostile to Russians. For more information about the US-backed coup d'etat in Kiev, the evidence herein would be a good use of 10 minutes time. /watch?v=fWkfpGCAAuw

1 month ago

Lets do American invasions the return prety funni to

15 hours ago

Why do you use the presence of nuclear weapons in China, India, or Russia as a mere footnote for preventing invasions? Nuclear weapons are used by all powers as an important deterrent against invasion. A full scale invasion of any country with nuclear weapons is unthinkable.

1 day ago

Is half of Russia part of Europe?

2 days ago

Overall nice and very informative video.. Except the part of 7:53 - 8:05 which is pure BS but yah, need keep the political narrative going.. I guess.. wha-tever

2 days ago

Actually, Vladivostok looks extremely promising as THE port for Russia - unless the enemy can just demolish Russian navies, Russia can access the world via the sea of Japan and going around Sakhalin. Also, it will soon stop freezing over due to climate change. I think that Russia already thinks about that...

2 days ago

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3 days ago

Please do more of these. Geopolitics is a hugely under emphasized field.

3 days ago

That’s not the Japan Sea and it is not being controlled only by Japan. It’s named historically East Sea and being controlled half of it by Korea.

3 days ago

Russia will never have and has never had such haters, envies, slanderers and even obvious enemies like all these Slavic tribes.
As soon as Russia liberates them and Europe admits them as liberated, especially pleasant for the liberated Slavs will be to declare and trumpet to the whole world that they are educated, culturally European tribes, while Russia is barbaric, gloomy Northern aer, even not of clean slavic blood, persecutor and hated of european civilization (с) Fyodor Dostoyevsky 1821-1881

4 days ago

It's Cody!

4 days ago

Wow, 2000 vertical miles. No wonder they got Sputnik up there so easily.

5 days ago

Just disband NATO already

5 days ago

4:00
Including Russia. lol

5 days ago

Psychology, Sociology, Finance, Economics and Geography with a little bit of coding will make you the best investor ever if you know how to use your information right. All these subjects allow you to see the bigger picture.

5 days ago

Honestly, it's kind of sad. Russians have been fucked over time and time again (and i mean the people, not the country as a whole). It sucks because Russians are just like everybody else, yet they get a bad rap because of how shitty their leaders were.

6 days ago

What about Portugal? It has access to the world's oceans but is not much richer.

6 days ago

This is why my coutry - Lithuania, always suffer we are a bridge to Russia to the rest of europe and germans to Russia, plus we have port all year round so we feel like a candy Russia is trying to gram >_<

6 days ago

Invasion of Crimea? INVASION? Iraq is invitation, Afghanistan is invasion, Libya is invasion. Britain invaded and colonized India killing 30 mil people in the process. Gotta be smart when you repeat words after media souses because its big difference in "invasion" of Crimea and countries mentioned above. Just little sample for you. None, Zero shots fired and zero people killed in Crimea. Oh yes almost forgot people of Crimea made their choice just like people of Kosovo.

6 days ago

I should give an F in history. But when you said that is impossible for any foreign country to cross Siberia to conquer Russia means that it is a HUGE lie about Mongols and other Khans invaded Russia and ruled there? I mean Khans were there until Ermolai annexed Siberia by freed people from Khans and people followed and they all kept their believes in their Gods and culture. Oh yes it was happening at the same time when civilized and advanced Europeans genocide 50 million people in the new world.

6 days ago

Americans accupied North America till 1491. When you go away from this territory, russias goes from Krim, OK?

6 days ago

Funny how the U.S. keeps pushing Russia into a corner but won't dare to poke the bear.

Russia's Geography problem? Is not in North America. Instead we get this f**king war mongering POS of Washington liberated 13 colonies which later expanded and land and build the U.S. on the GENOCIDE of one race and the ENSLAVEMENT of another on STOLEN land.

Crimea invaded? The U.S. stole California, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona and Utah from Mexico. F**king Yankees crying Russia "invaded" what's rightfully theirs.

6 days ago

Be careful now... Putins gonna show up at your house and take his shirt off before he bends you over mother russias knee

1 week ago

6:05
Sea of japan X
East Sea O

1 week ago

pretty much anti-russian point of view

1 week ago

Huh....interesting.

I've often looked at the US and thought just how lucky and blessed we are to be so isolated, with few problem neighbors.

If the US was somehow in Europe....things would be FAR different.

1 week ago

Correct me if I'm mistaken, but the Mediterranean is classified as a sea not an ocean. Just something I caught at 1:36

1 week ago

Neither Georgia or Ukraine is allied with Russia they both literally hate it :)

1 week ago

If Ukr hated Russia they wouldn't have had elected a pro-Russian president back then.. Partly and probably even more so cause the previous president of Ukr (Yanukovich) which was supposed to be a western-friendly leadership was caught in bunch of corrupt scandals (Julya Timoshenko) and put to jail and then elected a more Russian-friendly option right after

2 days ago

Crimea is turkic my grandmothers family was A Crimean türk!
It's called kirim!
No Russia
No Ukraine
Separate country

1 week ago

Chance IS the cirumstance you did not foresee. Think about that.

1 week ago

Is it only Me who sees Einstein portrait on 1:12? I have to be sleeping by 3:15 am next time

1 week ago

Have you not seen Ukraine's government?! They are total fascists. Immediately after taking power, the new Kiev government declared a ban on the Russian language for official purposes even though many areas of the eastern country are Russian majority. Then on top of that, you expect Russia to just hand over their military base and vast ethnic majority located in Crimea? Sure the old government was pro east, but just look at where the EU is heading.

1 week ago

WOW no wonder Putin hates NATO expansionism, they are literally choking Russia, backing it to an uncomfortable corner.

1 week ago

Those germans sure don't want the stoves to turn off :-)

1 week ago

You basically read the first chapter of prisioners of geography

1 week ago

I do agree that the annexation of crimea was a strategic tactic, but I have family relatives who live there, and they weren't treated well by the Ukrainian government (this is something which still continues in other Ukrainian provinces, and it has gotten much worse), heres an example the Ukrainian government tried to ban the Russian language as a hole in Ukraine multiple times. Ukraine is a very misunderstood country, because people think they are getting oppressed, attacked etc. But they don't even know the truth. My solution would be to separate the country, because many of it's issues comes from it's cultural and political differences.

I hope the people, who read this comment learned something new. If you don't believe, what I wrote down, it's completely understandable, but this conflict is a very large subject, so it's hard to explain everything.

1 week ago

The way you say Moscow

1 week ago

! Since the krimean annexation, Russia DOES have a warm water dock in Sebastopol..

1 week ago

Stalin against the threat of the USA? Adolf Hitler was president of USA, really?

1 week ago

Hah you fools, they got the perfect spot when the co2 crisis hits properly.

1 week ago

If Russia is smart, they'll copy me, and I know exactly where, then a few legal papers and kisses and Russia can see their economy booming. ;-)

1 week ago

It’s big
Maybe too big

1 week ago

Russia is a landpower

1 week ago

Oil&Gas explaination is primitive and propaganda based.

1 week ago

All is well one question why NATO is not able to protect Crimea if ur statement is true

1 week ago

So another words Russia’s geography is like locking yourself in the car and throwing out the keys
The car would be Russia and the key would be Siberia

1 week ago

Do you play the guitar? 🎸

1 week ago

Anyone who has ever played Risk understands this issue.

1 week ago

Can it use kallinagrad as a port?

2 weeks ago
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