Kyōka Midarezaki wants Eurasia – KKN ~ep5
Eurasia is a large landmass covering about 53,990,000 km² (or about 10.6%) of the Earth’s surface. Often considered a single continent, Eurasia comprises the traditional continents of Europe and Asia, concepts which date back to classical antiquity and the borders for which are somewhat arbitrary.
Eurasia has over 4.6 billion people, more than 69% of the world’s human population.
The Eurasians Strike Back
Eurasia is coming together in a wave of regional integration and cross-border trade. Russia and Kazakhstan have also made proposals for the eventual formation of a Eurasian Union. The customs union established between Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan is a step towards this Eurasian Union. Iran has also made proposals for the formation of a so-called Islamic Union between nations with Muslim populations.
This is all effectively a re-introduction of the Pirenne Thesis in a modern context. In this second round of the Pirennian cycle it is the trade-dependent economies of Western Europe and the U.S., the players of the Eurasian periphery and the maritime realms, that are under threat of being marginalized like the former areas of Western Rome were during the Arab expansion in the Mediterranean. The Eurasians are striking back; they realize that it is not them who needs the U.S. or E.U., but the other way around.
The “Great Game”: Eurasia and the History of War, Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, Global Research, December 3, 2007