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Divide and Conquer: US Strategy in Europe

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Divide and Conquer: US Strategy in Europe



The United States of America is trying to ideologically divide Europe into EU countries and Russia. Why do we need such a strategy and how effective is it in the modern geopolitical context?

The European Union (EU) was legally enforced by the Maastricht Treaty in 1992. Currently, the EU is a union of 28 states, which includes the majority of the former Soviet republics.

From the point of view of geopolitics, the organization was created in opposition to the United States, which acquired the dominant position in the world after the collapse of the USSR. However, after some time, key posts in the European Union (hereinafter referred to as the Union) were occupied by politicians holding pro-American views and, in fact, the EU became the economic branch of Washington on the Eurasian continent. Only the States acted from the position of the so-called “soft”, and not brute force, as it was, for example, in Iraq (1991 year) or Yugoslavia (1999 year).

In the newly joined countries of the United States, the United States conducted active information campaigns to impose on the population a Western picture of the world, as well as to form anti-Russian views in the minds of European citizens.

Before 2008, Russia was seen as a weak, backward country, people in which barely made ends meet. After the August events of the same year in Georgia, the concept of Western information campaigns has changed. Biased national media of European countries began to shape the image of Russia as a world aggressor among the population.

It should be noted that the ideological treatment of the Europeans was and remains closely intertwined with the political pressure of the United States on the decisions of the military-political leadership of the EU countries. One of the main objectives of such a bilateral impact is to prevent the formation of geo-economic centers of gravity on the Eurasian continent. In other words, Washington is trying to prevent close economic cooperation between Russia and the European Union.

Today, one of the visible results of this American strategy is anti-Russian sanctions imposed on European countries. Economic restrictions are not beneficial to either Moscow or Brussels. And the latter is clearly losing much more. Nevertheless, pro-American politicians are lobbying for their adoption, and propaganda explains to the population why Moscow should be “punished”.

As a result, trying to destabilize the economic situation in Russia on the instructions of the United States, the political leaders of the Old World methodically lead the economies of their own countries to decline. At the same time, effective propaganda is conducted, as a result of which the EU population does not even think that the reason for their socio-economic ills lies not in the “aggression” of Russia, but in the absence of close mutually beneficial cooperation with it.

At this time, the Kremlin doors are always open for dialogue. There is reason to believe that in the light of the upcoming elections in Germany and France, the main economic "players" of the European Union, there is still hope for its building up relations. As the ancient Romans said, omnia tempus habent (there is a time for everything).
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  1. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 30 January 2017 07: 38
    +3
    The EU has become Washington’s economic affiliate on the Eurasian continent

    Therefore, after the change of President, the United States rushes about like blind kittens, not knowing what to do and what to say today (many have said too much during the American election). Hence the contradictory statements of various European politicians, trembling hands and arrhythmia.
    1. Alena Frolovna
      Alena Frolovna 30 January 2017 13: 15
      +4
      In terms of geopolitics, the organization was created as a counterweight to the United States, got the dominant position in the world after the collapse of the USSR.


      but the EU has become Washington’s economic affiliate on the Eurasian continent.


      Back in the 19th century, the great Russian philosopher Konstantin Nikolaevich Leontiev wrote: “The United States is Carthage of modern times. Civilization is very old, Chaldean, in a simplified republican form on new soil in virgin land».

      Russia and the USSR acted like Rome, USA like ancient trading Carthage. There, and the parallels in history are too obvious if anyone wants to seriously understand.

      The United States, unlike Russia, does not save around itself and does not help, but only selects someone else's. And the Americans do not see anything wrong with this and do not consider it evil. They carrydemocracy”On the wings of the Tomahawks and they believe that this“ work ”should be paid for: say, for Iraq -“ democracy ”, and for the States - oil. Everything is decent, from the point of view of an ordinary American.
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 30 January 2017 07: 48
    +1
    As a result, trying to destabilize the economic situation in Russia at the direction of the United States, the political leaders of the Old World methodically lead the economies of their own countries to decline.

    And on top of this ram - ukrokaklia. But according to the laws of physics, first of all it becomes worthless, any top that comes into contact with a solid formation (in our example, Russia), and sooner or later it is necessary to change this top.
  3. jovanni
    jovanni 30 January 2017 09: 02
    +3
    Americans perfectly know how to impose on the world what they need. The methods are different - someone simply bred like suckers, someone bribed, someone just rudely have ... But they are steadily bending their line. Sometimes they have some malfunctions, but as a rule this is due to their internal tactical punctures (they put the wrong person as curator, somewhere they didn’t work out the little things ...) Learning is not a sin from the enemies, but from "partners" "God himself commanded ...
  4. Mar.Tirah
    Mar.Tirah 30 January 2017 09: 06
    +3
    Russia was never Europe. This was tried by Peter, and then Gorbachev, with a drunkard, a secondary nation for servicing the elites and pumping out resources. It didn’t work. So there’s nothing to share. We are different in spirit and mentality ! We will remain so.
  5. HAM
    HAM 30 January 2017 10: 37
    +1


    It looks like it will be !! The beginning has been made ..
    1. stas
      stas 30 January 2017 13: 34
      +2
      You're wrong, today the White House is deciding the future of the World for many decades.
      If Trump listens to Brzezinski and goes for the creation of the Triple Alliance, the world will become more secure.
      Trump did not come to power himself, Trump has serious forces.
      This is Obama, as our DAM was temporarily put into power.
      And Trump is serious, Trump has a new US ideology.
      1. HAM
        HAM 30 January 2017 14: 42
        0
        No, Trump will break firewood if he succeeds. About Obama’s “temporary worker” is also not a fact, it’s more a demonstration of “democracy” - and blacks rule America, that’s why Obama’s barracks turned out, well, God forbid that it doesn’t reach the “trampunk”. And so I wanted reckless Killary to sit on the throne.
  6. CYBERNINJA
    CYBERNINJA 30 January 2017 11: 02
    +2
    I don’t know how anyone has a memory ... But .. But didn’t Europe have been divided into occupation zones for the USSR, the USA and Great Britain after the victory of the Second World War? Why do Russians call us invaders and ignore the same status of Anglo-Americans?
    And for Europeans, the moment of truth has come, which consists of centuries of colonial wars, for which they are now paying.
  7. Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat 30 January 2017 12: 23
    +2
    The article is incorrect from beginning to end. There were several reasons for the creation of the EU; the EU was created, first of all, to counter the USSR and the Warsaw Pact countries politically. In economic terms, the EU was created by bankers, to introduce a common currency that would save the countries of Europe from the need to conduct mutual settlements in dollars. Also, from an economic point of view, the consolidation of European countries was necessary in order to create, in some respects, a common regulated economy, again to counter the USSR, whose economy, contrary to the notes of modern liberal bribe-tellers, developed at a pace that modern efficient managers can only dream of. Ah, if not for Judas Gorbachev! The United States was calm about the creation of the EU and even contributed to its creation for the following reasons: 1) it was beneficial for them to unite the EU economies because the military-economic union of the countries of Europe created a stronger union against the USSR and China. 2) in political terms, negotiating with pro-American leaders of the EU (and no one ever doubted that they will be pro-American) is much easier than negotiating with individual countries, 3) the US did not threaten the creation of a new currency, the euro, because this currency remained derivative of the dollar, 4) the need to tighten the "underdeveloped" countries for a long time plunged the EU into debt dependence on international banking, the system of which in the whole rule the United States well, and 5), 6), etc. After the collapse of the USSR and the collapse of the Warsaw block, the EU, by and large, was no longer needed, but it was quickly “reformatted” on the one hand in order to strengthen and consolidate the advantage over Russia and that miserable semblance of a “union” from Russia and Belarus, and the other is for future resistance to the growing Chinese economic and political expansion. However, the construction of the EU faced great economic and political difficulties, and throughout the course of its creation and existence, the United States had to help it politically and economically. The dimensions of this "help" are quite substantial. Even now, an expensive transfer of American troops to the Baltic countries is underway, which must also be kept there. This help played a "cruel joke" with the EU, it taught EU leaders and politicians to always and completely rely on the United States and taught them to think and rely on themselves. In addition, the euphoria from such "help" led to a catastrophic mistake in the EU - "migration permissiveness" - when, under the slogan "we can do it, we can do it), millions of parasites were invited to the EU countries that need to be fed and maintained without receiving anything in return. Now Trump and the forces supporting him have decided to restore order in the US economy and first try to reduce, and then rid the country of huge public debt, which is why they conduct an audit of all government spending in terms of their future reduction. The "feeding" of the EU and the satisfaction of their liberal Wishlist turned out to be a significant expenditure part of the US budget, both its open part and closed. Because the United States at this stage does not want to divide anything there, they simply transfer everything to economic footing — now there will be no such “help” from the USA — if you need something from the USA in the EU, pay and you will get it “nothing personal, just business. " Hence the panic in the EU, as this constant "help" from the USA has already been "hammered" into its budget and future plans and Wishlist, and on the other hand, it is now necessary to pay for what has already been received from the USA in this plan. that is, to incur additional costs, and finally, you have to turn on the brains and start thinking how to clear up the “der ... o” that has accumulated in Europe without hoping for clues from the “Washington Regional Committee”.
  8. Lelek
    Lelek 30 January 2017 12: 37
    +3
    (Today, one of the visible results of this American strategy is the anti-Russian sanctions imposed on European countries.)

    Regarding the sanctions the other day, the “great secret” of the EU was issued by Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico:
  9. greenk19
    greenk19 30 January 2017 13: 23
    +5
    After reading the second paragraph, I suspect the author is little acquainted with history ... There were 15 republics in the USSR. The Baltic entered the European Union, there are three of them, and where is the majority here? Or the author believes that Poland, Hungary, Romania were republics within the USSR.
  10. michajlo
    michajlo 30 January 2017 16: 00
    +1
    The European Union (EU) was legally enshrined in the Maastricht Treaty in 1992. Currently, the EU is an association of 28 states, which includes most of the former soviet republics.

    Welcome all!

    The author of the article seems to be mistaken former socialist countries (GDR, Poland. Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria) recorded in the republics of the USSR.
    1. iouris
      iouris 31 January 2017 20: 38
      0
      Right now, only the lazy one does not write. Writers pee, readers read. There is no censorship or expertise. Censors and experts remained in the distant past - they were late for the "Bird Three", she suffered.
  11. Al. Peresvet
    Al. Peresvet 30 January 2017 19: 18
    +1
    Divide and conquer: US strategy in

    The US strategy is all over the world. And in Orthodox Russia, too. The USA itself is not divided and not divided. Only others are divided and shared by everyone. To be the only ones to be strong, powerful, large and rich, and the weak, they will beat and to do with them, in general, what they want, when they want and how much they want. Weak changes will not give them. They know that the strength of the broom is in the rods that are connected in one.
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  13. Al. Peresvet
    Al. Peresvet 30 January 2017 19: 23
    +1
    Quote: michajlo
    The European Union (EU) was legally enshrined in the Maastricht Treaty in 1992. Currently, the EU is an association of 28 states, which includes most of the former soviet republics.

    Welcome all!

    The author of the article seems to be mistaken former socialist countries (GDR, Poland. Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria) recorded in the republics of the USSR.

    And Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia? Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia are the former republics of the USSR, already included in NATO. The author is not mistaken.