White Gold - (Geopolitical Analysis)
Danijela - AltObjective - guest contributor
Whoever rules Eastern Europe will rule the Heartland, whoever rules the Heartland will rule the World Island, and whoever rules the World Island will rule the world. This statement became known as the Heartland Theory, defined by Sir Halford John Mackinder, a well-known English geographer, academic and politician who is also considered one of the founders of geopolitics and geostrategy with his paper The Geographical Pivot of History written in 1904.
Many alliances have been created throughout the history in Eastern Europe, and many bloody wars have been fought right in the heart of Eastern Europe. What exactly has been achieved by those wars? Peace? No. Sovereignty? No. Creation of a European Union and continued NATO expansion eastward have only caused many states to give up their sovereignty in the decision-making processes and cause increased hostilities with the Eastern neighbour-Russia, whose concerns over territorial integrity were never taken into consideration by the collective West.
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