If they are coerced into joining the EEU the others might follow Ukraine has a

If they are coerced into joining the eeu the others

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If they are coerced into joining the EEU the others might follow Ukraine has a big economy if they could ever get it back on track and they also have the second biggest military in the EEU invited group End game
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o Putin’s plan for the Eurasian Customs Union is to grow into a powerful supranationalist organization very similar in nature to the EU o Hopefully counter American influence, Indian influence, and Chinese influence in central Asia where Russia used to control everything Economic blocks etc. International organizations based on economic factors o The AU – African Union which used to be called to Organization of African Unity They changed their name to piggy back on the concept of the European Union It didn’t work for Africa even though they tried it multiple times o Why have trade blocks not worked in Africa? They are poor and poor people don’t buy shit Lowering tariffs and increasing trade hasn’t really helped much Most African states export/import from outside of the region o The SCO – Shanghai Cooperation Organization He doesn’t think they know what their primary goal is and they are a new block Economics is certainly a major part of what they’re doing They are working together to encourage trade of specific commodities and have mentioned building infrastructures between states to move natural gas and oil o OPEC – Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries It’s what we refer to as a cartel which is not the same thing as a trade block but it does have a lot of member states Cartels have nothing to do with trade except for when it comes to one specific resource which is the backbone of the organization What is a cartel? A formal agreement between competing business to control most of a resource Working together, businesses can control more because they don’t have to compete with each other and they won’t have to lower the price to do so OPEC is the most important cartel in the world It’s confusing to America because these are not businesses getting together but countries Here are the members: Ecuador, Venezuela, Algeria, Libya, Nigeria, Angola, Iraq, Kuwait, Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Angola and UAE These countries have nationalized their oil industries Could the US ever join OPEC? Most OPEC countries hate each other and the US but this isn’t why we couldn’t join
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US doesn’t control its oil industry ; we let Exxon, Shell, and BP do all that stuff so it hasn’t nationalized We also could never export oil because we are the biggest consumers of oil OPEC gets together several times a year and they project how much demand the world will have for oil next year Then they divvy this up for production for each state and they set the price They control 60% of the world’s oil They fight quite a bit amongst themselves on how much oil they make and what price to set it at Indonesia was in this and left The fighting is between the major players of Saudi Arabia and the Iranians or the Venezuelans
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  • Fall '08
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  • European Union, economic union, Free movement, trade block

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