Russian borders when there was communism anymoreoAlso, they brought their military and weapons, etc. closer to Russian borders and they felt like they were being surrounded and perhaps thatthey were about to be attackedoProtested NATO expansion but could not do much about it oRussia got particularly pissed when the three Baltic states joinedEstonia, Latvia, LithuaniaThey have a direct border with Russia and are very close to MoscowThey used to be part of the USSR and they weren’t even puppet countriesAs was Georgia and UkraineRussia is back and they’re starting to get over this expansionism oThey can also successfully stop the movement oNow Russia can play cards to stop them from getting countries like Ukraine and Georgia oThey threatened to point missiles at Ukraine and to stop supplying the with the energy needs they provide to Ukraine which is half of their supplyoGeorgia got its ass invaded by Russia to make a point to NATOMissile Defense ShieldoYou have a series of radar stations and missiles and these stations detect any incoming missile
oThey wanted to set a grid up to be able to intercept incoming missiles and we send our missile to hit into their missile oBillions were spent on it but it doesn’t workoThey wanted to put this system in Eastern Europe oThey said it wasn’t about Russia but about Iran Russia did not buy this and they have been pissed about itPutin and Medvedev fight against it oThe missile system was supposed to go into Poland and the Czech RepublicoThis was kind of dropped because relations are warming again between Russia and America and we don’t want to piss them off anymore
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