assured their own sovereign state status by joining NATO b eastward expansion

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assured their own sovereign state status by joining NATO b. eastward expansion in NATO after 1991 5.russians angry because 1) NATO expansionism 2) Missile defense shield a.russia was weak 1991, couldnt do anything about NATO expansion b.mad cause it look like NATO was trying to have countries close to russia to someday attack russia c.lost security blanket/ bumper zoned.russia pissed when baltic states: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania joined nato
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i. part of USSR as georgia and ukraine ii. three countries have a direct border with Russia- close to Moscow 1. are the estonia’s pointing missiles e. russia is back, 2000-2010 they got stronger i. will repoint missiles at Ukraine and be out of energy 1. russia stop further expansion of NATO ii. russia invaded georgia to say stop NATO expansion iii. missile defense shield- serious of radar stations and detect any incoming missile from a country, will intercept any incoming missile iv. US says russia, its not about you, its about Iran, russia still mad 1. suppose to go into Poland and Czech Republic 2. US dropped it- wants russia on their side v. russia vs. US- why are they still trying to defeat them Communism is over
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