Most intelligent Polish people doesn't necessarily think about dominating the Europe/World. Facing the challenges which people are facing now is more important than fighting for 'land', which can be easily lost... Poland diseappered from maps not so long ago, so we know how it's important to have a place on earth, granting the freedom to specific cultures and nations.
domination does not necessarily mean taking the land from others and spreading the borders. Look what Germany is doing. i wanted to mention Russia as another example but, when i think, i really don`t think that Russia shows intention to dominate. It has its area of concern but, when not under pressure (let`s say by NATO), Russia shows clear intention to negotiate. Anyway, Germany is good example with all that set of economic and military measures that undertook recently, outside of her natural zone of influence.
If Europe would become Poland, I'd move to Asia or America, as I couldn't stand it. Because I'm from Poland :)
Europe won`t become Poland. Its not about it. Its about Poland`s impact on European politics, culture and economics. There are some factors that would cumulatively push Poland onto the position of European leader.
Primarily, money flow in Europe moving to the East. This process is supported by numerous powerful factor outside (even predominantly outside) of Europe (I point at China, Brazil, India, Japan, even Islamic world). Also, i clearly see that right now, Russia represent one of major factors that stimulate Poland`s consolidation and, it would soon become more obvious.
Eastern Europe as it is, already is dominated by Slavs. Poland slowly but surely, moving to the position of the leading Eastern European Slavic country. When once positioned as leading country among Eastern European Slavs (Russia is excluded here), Poland would be already recognized as leading power of entire Eastern Europe (again, Russia is excluded here- let us look at Russia as one self-sustainable system).
Now, with this development of situation, Vatican (and USA- for different reasons then Vatican), that generally see Poland as second class player, would be forced to grab their share in that `whatever` mean- Europe dominated by Poland. It means that would Vatican itself start to support increased Poland`s role in Europe. Supporting Poland would for Vatican represent question of its own promotion. In the same time, USA would start to takes Poland as serious partner, what would again bring financial benefits to Poland. On the other side, Russia would, with secured her western borders from the more lethal opponent (Germany) seek to have at least neutral, if not friendly relations with Poland.
Then, with time, Russia would turn to her internal problems. Same goes for perspective of the USA- dedication to internal problems.
As for Germany, same factors that push Poland up, would push Germany down. German resistance to advancing Poland`s domination (and maniacal German necessity to herself rule and control Europe) would move Germany deeper in coalition with England and France and, together (with them entire west of Europe), those countries would create specific self-sustainable system. You would note that i said England not Britain. It is so because i don`t see Britain. In the same time, i see Scotland in Poland`s zone of influence.
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