Challenge: A renewed European militarism and hostility in the 21st century?

Oct 2015
1,093
California
#1
How would you make France, Germany and Britain revert back to their old ways of trying to dominate Europe and getting on each other's nerves to the point of disintegrating the EU, and Europe breaking up into different system of alliances? What would it take to have the following happen to
Europe in the 21st century?

Franco-German dual entente
Anglo-Italian-Spanish triple alliance?
Russia and pan slavism?
 
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Shtajerc

Ad Honorem
Jul 2014
6,564
Lower Styria, Slovenia
#2
How would you make France, Germany and Britain revert back to their old ways of trying to dominate Europe and getting on each other's nerves to the point of disintegrating the EU, and Europe breaking up into different system of alliances? What would it take to have the following happen to
Europe in the 21st century?

Franco-German dual entente
Anglo-Italian-Spanish triple alliance?
Russia and pan slavism?
The French and Germans cooperating is the most likely since they're basically already doing that. They dominate the EU and have no interest in letting it go to hell.

Russia could rally some Slavs in its support, but never all. Some Slavic nations still resent them too much for the opression at the end of WW2 and during the Cold War. Poland is very anti-Russian and while Ukraine was considered a friend, you can forget about their support since they took Crimea and for what is happening in Donetsk and around there. Belarus is Russia's pet dog, but some of the old buddies like Montenegro are looking to the West quite a bit because of money, even though the Russians are still investing quite a lot on the Montenegrin coast. No Idea how Serbia is standing today, but I doubt they'd side with the EU/Germany.
 
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Oct 2015
1,093
California
#4
Technically, all of these could be combined into one in the form of NATO.



Not happening. Communism probably ruined Russia's brand among a lot of fellow Slavs for a very long time. :(
Arguably Russia has ruined its brand name among fellow Slavs for a lot longer than Communism. It goes back since at least the First Partition of Poland.
 
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Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
18,070
SoCal
#5
That was just among Poles, though. AFAIK the opinions of various other Slavs towards Russia were more favorable before Communism.
 
Oct 2015
1,093
California
#6
The French and Germans cooperating is the most likely since they're basically already doing that. They dominate the EU and have no interest in letting it go to hell.

Russia could rally some Slavs in its support, but never all. Some Slavic nations still resent them too much for the opression at the end of WW2 and during the Cold War. Poland is very anti-Russian and while Ukraine was considered a friend, you can forget about their support since they took Crimea and for what is happening in Donetsk and around there. Belarus is Russia's pet dog, but some of the old buddies like Montenegro are looking to the West quite a bit because of money, even though the Russians are still investing quite a lot on the Montenegrin coast. No Idea how Serbia is standing today, but I doubt they'd side with the EU/Germany.
I think many people in Serbia are still resentful of NATO and by extension, the EU for the aerial bombings of Belgrade in the 1990s.

Anyway I wonder which camp Greece would fall on?
 

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