As the prospect of a Russian move into Ukraine looks more and more imminent, how will American voters respond to that threat to the post-Cold War geopolitical order? Can the neo-isolationism preferred by elements on the right and left win a majority, or does the voting public have a firmer grasp on what the loss of American hegemony would mean than the intellectual class?

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  1. The Cloaked Gaijin Member
    The Cloaked Gaijin

    Wikipedia shows Greenland to be part of North America, “Because it is on the North American Tectonic Plate, Greenland is included as part of North America geographically.”

    It always was in the game of Risk too.

    I wish there was some way to kick Russia out of Ukraine.  However, Obama refused to anything almost exactly 8 years and 2 Winter Olympics ago.

    The population of Ukraine was probably about 45.5 million in 2014.

    In 2014, the population of the regions Putin took over were about the following:

    Donetsk Oblast: 4,448,031 
    Luhansk Oblast: 2,300,412 
    Crimea: 1,965,031 
    Sevastopol: 380,301 

    That’s about 9,093,775 people.  That’s almost exactly 20% of the population.  That would be the equivalent of 66,000,000 Americans being held hostage by another country.  That’s almost the equivalent of a foreign power controlling both California and Texas which have a combined population of about 68.7 million, although perhaps the number is similar when you disregard non-citizens.

    Obama had no interest in stopping this mess in 2014.

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  2. Ausonius Member

    Solipsistic reasoning!  You go, Noah.  Leave it to the adult in the room (Abe) to expose that you are so obviously guilty of that which you accuse your opponents of doing.

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