Russian Empire – a transcontinental Empire spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It is the largest country in the world by area, covering over 17,125,191 square kilometres (6,612,073 sq mi), and encompassing one-eighth of Earth’s inhabitable landmass. Total population ranks *NINTH* in the world…on all that land ‘n they still want more.

Just when we thought Empire Building ‘n Imperialism had ended Russia decides it wants *MORE* of the sovereign nation Ukraine:

  • empire-building noun – the process of obtaining extra land, authority, etc. in order to increase your own power or position
  • imperialism noun – a system in which a country rules other countries, sometimes having used force to get power over them

  • Jake Sully defines those – ‘This is how it’s done. When people are sittin’ on shit that you want, you make ‘em your enemy. Then you’re justified in taking it.

Countries Russia/USSR have Invaded/Occupied and/or fought in:

  • Those maps all need to be updated to a newer map.

Since the end of WW2 Russia has made Nazi Germany’s Hitler look like Mother Teresa, IMHO.

1939 to present:

  1. Poland (1939–1956) – see Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact for more info.
  2. Baltic states (1940–1991) see Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
  3. Finnish territories (1940)
  4. Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina (1940)
  5. Iran (1941–1946)
  6. Hungary (1944 & again in 1956)
  7. Romania (1944)
  8. Bulgaria (1944)
  9. Czechoslovakia (1944)
  10. Northern Norway (1944–1946) and Bornholm, Denmark (1945–1946)
  11. Austria (1945–1955)
  12. Manchuria (1945–1946)
  13. Korea (1945–1948)
  14. Kuril Islands (1945)
  15. Czechoslovakia (1968–1989)
  16. Afghanistan (1979–1989)
  17. Transnistria (1992–present)
  18. Abkhazia and South Ossetia (2008–present)
  19. Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk (2014–present)

That’s probably not even the full list.

Will also be posting this to my Big Brother Report blog…

Big Brother is WATCHING YOU – ‘There were five forms of governance that migrated from theory to reality in the 20th Century: Socialism, Communism, Fascism, Nazism and Progressivism. The common denominator among them was unprecedented control and regulation by the State over human activity. It is delusional to think that the Totalitarian impulse expired with the 20th Century.’ – E. Nuff Said