The Battle for Eurasia – Part 1

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Since we are starting halfway into a movie, lets clear up what we are going to write. The main story at the moment has to do with the turmoil in the Middle East, and the destablization of the financial system. Along with an increase of terror globally. Why are these things happening. To understand the current, lets go back for a quick review of recent history. The best way of explaining current events is to look at it as a continuous story for the domination of the globe. And the title of this is called “the battle for Eurasia”

There are 3 distinct phases of this battle; The first phase was from 1885 to 1920. The second phase was from 1921 to 1945. The third and current phase is from 1991 to present. The period between 1945 and 1990 is called “the Amercan Century”.

We shall go straight into the third phase.

The Battle for Eurasia :-

In order to better understand geopolitics, it is worth having a world map on hand. As one can see the map below, the eurasian continent is the entire region of Europe and Asia. From Britain in the west to Japan in the east. From the Arctic to the Mediterranean, to the Middle East, and heading down to Sri Lanka and Indonesia. Its a vast region, home to most of humanity.

Starting in the early 1600s, European powers began to travel, to Africa, Latin America and Asia. Over the next 3 centuries, these European powers had managed to bring a large part of the globe under their control. The most successful of the European countries was Britain and France. The British Empire became a global power. This power was based on control of the maritime routes. This control helped Britain become the leading world power for 150 years ; from 1800 to 1945. A key aspect of this was to exercise control over the maritime chokepoints of the world trade routes. Such as Gibralter,the Suez Canal, the Red Sea, the Straigt of Hormuz, and the Malacca straits.

Look at the map, and one notices a distinction between two groups of world powers. The first is the maritime powers, such as Britain, Japan, and the USA. The second group of powers are land based, such as Russia, India, China, Germany. There has been a bitter rivalry between these groups for economic and financial domination. For the past 2 centuries, the power advantage rested with the maritime powers.

At the end of World War 2 (WW2), in 1945, global power had shifted from Britain to America. During the next 45 years, the US, and its institutions came to dominate the world. With the collapse of the Soviet Union , in 1991, the US emerged without any rivals, to contest it for global domination.

The  American financier elite, centered in New York, planned a final push to secure their position in the world.


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