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Apr 28 10 tweets 8 min read
Real reasons for #conflict are buried in history & intermittently ooze out like hot lava from fissures. #Europe's been an active conflict zone for long born out of a stiff #RomanHangover ever since the #Empire collapsed.#Theopolitics is 1 ingredient in its conflict cocktail
Conflict in #Europe has to be understood in that context before jumping in & taking sides. Colonial times afforded no option & the world got involved twice converting #EuropeanConflict's into #WorldWar's. Many unconcerned died. India lost many braves from #Gallipoli to #Siam
#Ukraine is the latest in a tiring list & has many players beyond just army & politicians. Eastern Orthodox Church, Greek Catholic Church, Patriarchies of Moscow, Constantinople & Kyiv & that west & east of #Dnieper think differently.. all making up the hidden factors
Europe was once single large Geopolitical unit. Within 200 years of transitioning from Republic to Empire at the start of 1st millennia it stretched from Britain to #Levant & across North Africa. But it soon fragmented into bickering feudal units never to unite again
But dream of a single #BlueEyedBlondeHairedCaucasian unit remained. "Rome" became an imperial sobriquet. Constantinople was "New Rome" Moscow was "Third Rome" & as geographical annexation became impossible even #EU #NATO seem like surrogate attempts born out of a RomanHangover
And that Hangover caused conflict Afterall #Napoleonic wars were one mans dream to rule Europe & #Crimean was the others to take back Constantinople & lets not forget the megalomaniacal dream of yet another leading to a #worldwar..
Most European conflicts have been religion infested civil wars. For those who know its easy for them to conjecture who fights where and why and on whose sides. And for those who don't history gives many hints
Its a history of battle between #Pagans & #Christians, #Catholics & #Orthodox, #Christians & #Islam, #Protestants & #Catholics ... Its a history "Sabre & Soul" of "Unification of Souls" & "Unification Of Empire" of Church & State being intertwined...of #crusades of plunder..
But its best for the world to be prudent, circumspect before getting involved in another European war and give them the space instead to reconcile their Roman Hangover.
And if you want to read about a detailed account of how Europe has been fighting amongst themselves and what are the predictable can read my article in @SwarajyaMag…

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2/9 Political fringe is angry. Family pedigree no longer matters & rank upstarts are reaching highest. #Politics has become about boring policy & all that fun about election tourism, headgear & tribal dance seems so distant
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