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Mar1217 said:

I mean, I don't think I need to point much of the historic parrallels that can be pointed out right now with the current political situation and what was happening in 1930's Europe when Nazi Germany decided to annex Sudetenland and other german speaking territories to further their "Vital Space".

It certainly needs to be treaded carefully but the Occident is in the midst of prolly making the same errors has was done back then by giving Poutin's govern the leeway he needs.

My class essay about the ciclical nature of human history is certainly looking more valid as time goes on sadly ...

This time, however, there are nukes, for better or worse. Worked in the 60s, it'll cool off things again, and sanctions and prolongation of the conflict will be used to exhaust Russia instead. The economy of the country is already setting up for implosion as we speak. Sacrificing that for the revival of the old empire of the Romanov is bonkers, but romantic fantasies of expansionism is exactly what prompted World War II, so Putin's approach to the whole situation is far from surprising. 

My bet with The_Liquid_Laser: I think the Switch won't surpass the PS2 as the best selling system of all time. If it does, I'll play a game of a list that The_Liquid_Laser will provide, I will have to play it for 50 hours or complete it, whatever comes first.