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William G. Hyland On The Future Of Russia


William G. Hyland, The Cold War: Fifty Years After Conflict (1991).


‘It is difficult to believe that Russia will remain a second-rate power.

Inevitably, a Soviet-Russian state will revive, whether as a liberal social democracy, an enlightened despotism, or a brutal dictatorship.


And when it does, its demands on Europe will almost certainly be similar to those posed to Churchill and Roosevelt.

It will want a strong voice in Eastern Europe and Germany, and guarantees for its security on both its eastern and western fronts.

It will want a large military establishment, almost certainly larger than other powers will believe justified.

The new Soviet Union in whatever form will not abdicate from Russian history.’