- Feb 2019
Fair enough, I agree.Pontus is such a small territory that I doubt that the other Great Powers would actually give a damn if Russia were to also annex it, though.
Yes, but in international politics interests come first and since this would be beneficial to Russia it would be better. Stopping the genocide is better than nothing but not stopping gives Russia a casus beli to gain more territory and then stop the genocide.That's certainly true, but not stopping a genocide in order to strengthen the position of one's country seems rather nasty, no?
Considering I have future vision and a country that has a far larger manpower pool I'm confident I can win.Yes, but I'm highly doubtful that I'm actually going to win.
Prussia shouldn't have put the bait down to begin with, but yes France shouldn't have taken it.Agreed that Prussia provoked that war but France shouldn't have taken the bait.
I have future vision, I'll just not do everything bad that led to the disasters in real life. As for giving the impression that I'm not losing: I don't take the personal command of the army or try to negotiate a peace that ends the war in very small diplomatic concessions and then try to lie to the public that Russia won the war. Something in the manner of what the Madison administration did after the War of 1812.But just how exactly do I avoid losing or giving the impression that I'm losing?
Maybe, but I still don't see it as some high necessity.TBF, though, it probably helped increase the ethnic Kazakh presence in northern Kazakhstan.
Only after Russia had their revolution and started to withdraw from the war. In a normal scenario they shouldn't be able to reach it.They actually did get to Kiev in early 1918, no?
A metro area and a city are not the same thing, but I still disagree. As someone who lived pretty much all his life in a small-ish city I suppose I've just gotten used to it not being crowded and being able to walk almost anywhere within half an hour.Because larger cities are more fun and more interesting and have much more things to do and to see within a short distance. This is why living in a major metropolitan area such as the Los Angeles metro area is so much nicer than living in a much smaller metro area such as the Omaha metro area.
When counting the metro area then yes, but when counting Paris itself it only has about 2 million people. I have visited most larger cities,including Niš, Kragujevac and Belgrade. I found it fine in the first 2 but in Belgrade I found it overcrowded and simply uncomfortable, I often had to wait too long to do something as simple as crossing the street. I think it's just that I'm used to different conditions and as such prefer smaller and mid-sized cities. Everything over 1 million people is not comfortable for me.France actually does have the Paris metropolitan area--which I believe has a total population of 10+ million. Anyway, I guess that you and I simply disagree about the importance and value of large cities. Honestly, if I lived in Serbia, I would probably prefer to live in Belgrade than in some provincial city such as Nis.
Fair enough, I disagree.I just have an aversion to ruling over the Poles--a people who had a proud and powerful country of their own for centuries. This isn't like ruling over Latvia and Estonia--both of whom were never independent states before the early 20th century.
Depends on who you ask. I have not been there that much and much prefer the central and eastern parts. Some places might be nice and some less so. It's a bit simplistic to credit diversity for what Vojvodina is now. It was the most industralised part of Serbia after WWI due it being under Austria for centuries and as such was richer than the rest of Serbia. The diversity did do some good things and arguably made the place nicer, if you ask someone else such as a Serb nationalist they might say that diversity damaged it. I personally like the Austro-Hungarian influenced parts with their architecture, food etc. because I prefer that kind of culture, many will probably disagree. Diversity has to have a stopping point, if you have too many people that won't assimilate or get a mishmash of various ethnicities and cultures that produce something which looks bizarre. I would find limited immigration fine but larger ''cultural enrichment'' not so much.Vojvodina is Serbia's nicest area (other than perhaps Belgrade) and also probably it's most diverse area, no?
Fair enough.I'm just wary of the risk of revolution.