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The Guide to Understanding Currency

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When investing in currencies, the first step to understanding what a currency it would be necessary to understand the value of money; for this purpose, this article will discuss the history of currency and different governments’ approaches to financing and capital.

To gain an understanding, we will look at the first world currency, called shekel, created 5000 years ago by the Mesopotamians. Reading this may be unclear because it may not seem relevant to understanding money.

This is relevant because to understand investing, money and finance, the first step is to understand what money is. Money was a method of replacing a bartering system, and original money was tied to the value of the grain.

In 1971, America came off the gold standard. It broke with the Bretton Woods agreement, which was an agreement in 1944 where America became the globe’s first global currency and that America would become the guarantee of gold being exchanged for the US dollar.

Again, all this information can be overwhelming and hard to grasp. This is why I shall explain currency and its relation to finance capitalism and government in this article.

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The East Asian method of finance and the West

Modern East Asian finance in China, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan’s practice of using finance as capital to invest in their economy is not guided by the traditional Western understanding of money as a means of investing in projects that give a return on the original investment.

In Japan, money which is capital, is used not for economic purposes but for political purposes for the good and well-being of the state. This method of understanding capitalism comes from Japan from the 7th century CE was the Japanese Emperor had the power to forgive debts.

The Japanese have a long history of using this method to advance the national interest; for example, when America opened up Japan to foreign investment, capital and trade in 1852 with Commodore Perry, this led to the rapid industrialisation of Japan.

The Japanese home islands are resource-scarce, so the only way the Japanese could survive in the mercantilism and Imperial age was to borrow money and invest in Japan’s industrialisation. The Japanese were quite successful in building their hegemony in East Asia.

Before the advent of the 21st century, the two main economic ideology was mercantilism; this is where Imperial centres like France and the United Kingdom traded primarily with their overseas territories inside their Imperial markets.

What this meant for the Japanese was that to survive in this kind of economic order, Japan had no choice but to go into debt and seek resources from its neighbours in Korea, mainland China and other East Asian countries for a united Japan to survive.

This all changed after the Second World War; what the Americans created were economic security and the world’s first truly global trade order.

Free trade, as in the modern understanding, did not exist until 1946, with the Americans becoming the guarantee of a global currency, the US dollar supported by the US gold reserve at Fort Knox and the American’s ability to patrol international shipping lanes for the Western alliance against the Soviet Union.

Much historical context goes into understanding finance, to put it simply in the East Asian context; due to the Japanese conquering most of mainland China and other East Asian states, the Japanese left behind their finance culture.

This meant in real terms because the Americans were the guarantee for global trade; this meant East Asian nations like Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong could industrialise within 30 years, unlike the British, which took seven generations and the Germans, who took five generations to industrialise.

The accessibility of cheap money meant that nations could industrialise quickly across the path towards industrial relations was started by the British in the 1780s and could be followed at even quicker rates by nations developing today. For example, it took the Chinese 40 years to industrialise. The Chinese success came at a steep price, with its financial credibility in tatters and the nation crammed in seven generations of development within one generation which is a phenomenal achievement.

Unfortunately, no price is too high when it comes to borrowing to meet the Communist Party’s aims of maintaining a united China by keeping idle hands busy this is according to the geopolitical writer and geopolitical analyst Peter Zeihan. 

In 2020 China was 34.9 trillion yuan in debt which is the equivalent of 5.4 trillion American dollars. This comes at around the equivalent of 40% of China’s GDP.

The best guess of the calendar year 2022 is that it is now 385 trillion yuan, equivalent to $58 trillion US dollars. The Chinese have embraced the Chinese philosophy of the economy serving the state’s needs, not the pursuit of true success regarding economic development.

This paragraph makes it clear and confusing why nations in the West and Asia are printing money off the magic money tree. I shall explain in the next section the concept of Keynesian economics and Fiat currency.

Fiat currencies and Keynesian economics

Modern-day currencies are no longer tied to real-world resources; for example, as mentioned above, the British and Americans used the gold standard in the 1930s as a means of exchanging a real-world product that is valuable in tying its worth to a currency.

However, when the United States under Richard Nixon was president in 1971 took the US dollar off the gold standard; he did this for two reasons, the first being that there are over 6 billion pieces of gold in the world and there’s not enough gold supply for a currency to function as a global currency.

The second reason why the United States came off the gold standard first in 1932, president Frederick Roosevelt and the British did the same in 1931 before the Americans were that by coming off the gold standard and taking the worth of money away from a resource, it meant the money supply could increase.

The Keynesian economic theory created by John Maynard Keynes, a liberal economist, was that by increasing the money supply, money could be used to invest and grow the economy.

From the paragraph above, you can see where the East Asian and Western models have met and created an easy supply of capital.

The problem with Fiat currencies is that they have no basis in reality; without a currency being tied to a real value, that currency itself will lose any true legitimacy.

This can be seen when the Chinese government loosened restrictions on financial transfers to establish the yuan as an international currency.

Unfortunately for the Chinese, the Chinese citizens have shuffled more than $1 trillion in assets beyond the reach of the Chinese government.

This event highlights that due to the massive debts the Chinese state has incurred, it has devalued the value of the yuan and the confidence in the Chinese currency.

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Cryptocurrencies are a method of exchange without any central authority through a medium transferred through a computer network; the best way to think of crypto as an investment is like an exchange rate from one currency, for example, the US dollar to the Sterling.

Currently, globally there are 20,268 cryptos available some are inactive; this means there is a host of platforms to buy cryptocurrencies, with the best platforms being Coinbase which has over 30 million users, CoinTracking which helps you to manage your crypto portfolios.

The key to buying cryptocurrencies is to research the currencies and platforms the best way to understand the platforms that enable the purchasers of the currencies is to compare them to trading platforms like Robin Hood in terms of functions.

Crypto enables users to transfer cash without the interference of governments; however, with crypto being new and people getting familiar with buying cryptocurrency, the market will be very volatile to speculation, which makes Crypto an excellent opportunity to make money.

The negatives with crypto are that it was created by tech-savvy people, which means it was not marketed correctly; crypto is a new method of currency exchange, but it has no guarantor.

Currencies and governments

Financial assets and currencies need to be tied to a real-world value, unfortunately, depending upon interpretations of global economy economics, according to the historian David Starkey is no longer linked to a “practical economy”.

Economics was developed when there was a genuine scarcity of resources; if no iron ore natural resources were required for industrialisation, a country or region would be unable to industrialise.

The Americans have successfully created since 1946, and the Bretton Woods agreement in 1944 was to create a global, financial and trading system where the old barriers to trade no longer existed.

What this meant was that nations, according to Adam Smith, an economist and philosopher, could begin to specialise in their regions or nations’ special value-added products and services in accordance with their needs.

With the economies of scale becoming global, this brought an end to the economies of scarcity and brought the Western world more than the developed nations in East Asia unprecedented growth and prosperity since the ending of the Second World War and the Cold War in 1945 than 1989.

Unfortunately all this high money supply has devalued the worth of currencies and destroyed any real understanding and value of economics and responsible investing since the financial crisis of 2008 and since United States came off the gold standard the world as a nearly 50 years of cheap money.

What this means is that the prices of assets as increased as the money supply has become more readily available; however, rather than investments in developing the economy, much of this new wealth has been invested in assets like the housing market.

We are experiencing in the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as other Western and Eastern nations, the actions of governments over the previous decades finally coming home to roost. For too long, currencies had not been attached to any true value.

They have been attached to a national economy and, in some cases, the oil price in the case of the US dollar.

However, it would help if you were forewarned that there are many interpretations when understanding currencies. For example, the current currencies globally are officially Fiat currencies with no real attachment to value.

The alternative that could be used to attach currencies to a natural resource would be energy; this would be a great way to ring real value to currency because without energy, a modern economy and society would be unable to function.

Electricity and other forms of energy that power modern industrial society has been artificially devalued due to the efficiency of getting those resources for the economy.

Without the resources that power modern technology, the way the world functions are no longer viable. This is something that can be real value added towards a currency.

Do research

Suppose you are interested in trading in traditional currencies, cryptocurrencies or other investment forms such as infrastructure, technology and real-world products. In that case, it is strongly recommended that you do your research.

There is a massive difference between the actual value of currencies and the real world economy and what is necessary available prices in the global market space; for example, people who are investors do not currently have a grasp of what crypto is. With this being the case, this is an excellent opportunity due to the volatility of investing in crypto in the short term; however, crypto does not seem to have any actual value to what is currency, such as its worth, compared to a resource like gold or energy. 

There are also linkages between the state economy, currencies’ value, and internal stability. For example, during the writing of this article, in October 2022, the United Kingdom has just lost its prime minister Liz Trust which created a lack of confidence and instability within the stock markets and financial markets for investors because the government lost its credibility for financial confidence.

When selecting your options for investments, the key’s research, research and research if you are investing in a country, you will not be just investing in the assets but the stability of the nation as a whole. I am writing this not as an expert but as a generalist. 

I spend my time researching history, politics and the real-world economy because there is a colossal difference between what is real and what is perceived. At the moment, Apple has 95% of its infrastructure in regard to manufacturing in China. 

Due to the Chinese instability in Its financial system, political system, and rivalry with the United States, Apple could be unable to produce new phones for years should it lose its infrastructure base. These kinds of key details can help an investor or somebody conducting research to make well-informed decisions. 

Plenty of resources can be found in blogs, YouTube and through educational books and courses that can help people make well-informed decisions.

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Ukraine War Why Ukraine Cannot Attack Russia

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Russia has been invading Ukraine since 2014, with the Russian government claiming that soldiers invading Ukraine are little green men or are Russian citizens taking a vacation to go to Ukraine. 

The United States government has known since October 2021 that the Russians were planning an invasion. 

The Biden administration informed the Ukrainian government for months before the actual invasion, which took place in February 2022, that the Russians would be invading. 

To prepare Ukrainians for the Russian invasion, the US government sent assets that Ukrainians could use to fight the Russian Federation; these assets were mainly portable sets and other smaller equipment like the Stinger Fiererockets and other anti-tank weaponry. 

This was due to a common consensus that with the Russian Federation having the second-largest land army on the planet, the Ukrainians would fall within the year. 

Instead, during the Ukraine War, Ukrainians have performed above anyone’s expectations.

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Mark Milley

General Mark Milley, the United States Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, carries around a set of notecards that have the overall strategic goals of the USA during the Ukraine conflict, which are as follows;

  1. Don’t allow Ukraine’s defence efforts to become a direct war between the USA and NATO military forces against the Russian Federation.
  • Maintain the unity of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members in the face of Russian aggression.
  • Support the Ukrainian military and its economy with everything the NATO alliance and the USA can provide the Ukrainian government and its armed forces to defend the territorial integrity of the nation of Ukraine. It’s essential to add that without the economic and military equipment of NATO and its affiliate members, and the Ukrainians would be unable to continue the war.
  • Contain the war inside the territorial borders and geographical areas of Ukraine though this can be debated on whether or not Eastern Ukraine and Crimea are Russian territories.

The United States and its allies cannot guarantee that the Ukraine war will mainly occur within Ukraine. The second reason is that the Russians are performing so badly, and now the Ukrainian government is already using paramilitary organisations to attack Russia.

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Russian Claim to Ukraine

It’s been repeated in Russian propaganda that Ukraine has always been and always will be part of Russia; this is categorically false information, but like all information that is misinformation, it does contain a grain of truth. 

The Russians as a culture group are Slavic, the same way that Western nations like Germany, Great Britain and France have Germanic roots and Latin roots in their cultures, including their legal system and use of words having Latin and German roots. 

The Russians as a people did begin in Kyiv but were removed from the area due to the invasion of Genghis Khan and his Mongol hordes in the 13th century. 

And throughout the centuries, Ukraine has been a battleground of Germanic kights, the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Ottoman/Turkish Sultans and a host of other neighbouring powers trying to conquer the region. 

Ukrainians have only been independent since 1991, and in the proceeding 30 years, particularly during the Ukraine-Russian war in 2014 to the present day, a new distinct ethnic group and identity is emerging. 

Ukraine war can be likened to the American War of Independence from 1775 until 1883 because, like during that long conflict, a separate and new American identity was made that was partially distinctive from the home islands of Great Britain. 

Over time, each nation and culture group is fractured and reunited through a series of migrations, natural disasters and wars. The unity created by Holy Rome Emperor Charlemagne in the ninth century no longer exists today. 

There is no longer a unity between Italians, Germans and the French. 

As the culture divided and civilisation collapsed, newly independent nations and identities were created; this has happened before and will happen again. 

The most recent in human history was the collapse of the old imperial empires of the previous 20th century. It led to new nations gaining independence and winning their freedom after centuries of oppression. 

Despite the 1991 agreement that the Ukrainians would keep their independence if they handed over their nuclear arsenal to the Russian Federation, Ukraine, in perpetuity, would maintain its national independence. 

Instead, Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, has put forward a fictional argument that the Western world wishes to devour and destroy Russia. 

Vladimir Putin sees the world through a very old lens of the Cold War and previous centuries, making him out of touch with reality. 

The biggest crisis Russia faces is not from the West but from the collapse of its demographics, which is the same problem most of the Western world and other nations like China and Japan, especially South Korea, which have no future due to not enough people being born.

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Ukrainians Fighting Russia

According to the Atlantic Council, a non-profit organisation that unites northern American and European analysts stated in a report published in November 2022 that the Ukrainians have the legal right to hit back against Russian installations that firing rockets into Ukraine. 

But the Ukrainians are not permitted to do so due to the fears of the Western backers that are worried the Ukrainians will start attacking the Russian Federation territory or Ukraine and launch offences into Russia proper.

Russians may launch nuclear weapons or trigger a global war against the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, starting World War three. 

The reason why NATO and the United States are reluctant to provide the Ukrainian government with missiles and aircraft is highlighted by US General Mark Milley, whose goal is to prevent an escalation of the conflict to avoid using tactical nuclear weapons. 

In a worst-case scenario, the Russians used tactical nuclear weapons against Ukraine, which may avoid world war three, but this kind of attack on Ukraine may not necessarily mean war with the West. 

As for the Ukrainian’s reasons for not attacking Russia with its military, one is because they are still fighting Russians within Ukraine, and the second reason is that its supply lines come from the NATO alliance. 

Without the equipment, Ukraine could not keep fighting the Ukraine war. 

Ukraine cannot attack Russian territory, and it guarantees the Russian position of being the aggressor and never the victim. 

The war will primarily occur within the Ukrainian nation, and all damages and loss of civilian life will be Ukrainians. 

The Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated as early as May 14, 2023, that the Ukrainian counteroffensive would not involve any attacks on Russian soil. 

During the Discard leak of January 2023, it was revealed that President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is very interested in attacking Russian targets within Russia that are being held back due to their allies in NATO and the USA having no skin in the game.

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Why Russia Might Lose the Far East to China

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The Russian demographics have declined for nearly half a century due to instability in Russia in the 1990s and the collapse of the Russian higher educational system, particularly in technology and engineering fields in the mid-1980s.

Furthermore, in the 1990s, in the aftermath of the Cold War from 1945 to 1989, the collapse of the Soviet Union regime in Russia in 1990 gave Russia a decade of instability and internal wars, which reduced the chances of its young people having children.

People don’t have kids if they don’t feel safe or are concerned about the economy.

A great example is Japan, whose population has not been at a replacement level since the late 1970s due to the impact of the 1973 oil crisis.

The 1970s oil crisis was caused primarily due to the October Yon Kippur War in 1973, which was the fourth Arab-Israeli war. In response to this, Arab nations want to hurt Israel and other countries, particularly the United States and its allies that support the world’s only Jewish state.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting (Opec) reduced oil output by half by early 1974.

On October 17, OPEC announced rolling monthly 5 per cent reductions in oil production, halving it within six months. The result was a quadrupling of prices within a year and the first oil crisis.

When there is a crisis or the perception of a crisis, people tend not to have children or have much fewer than when times are good.

Why Russia Might Lose the Far East to China

This is all relevant to why Russia has a strong chance of losing the Far East because its current population of around 140 million is in decline, and the bulk of its population is in the West.

In comparison, its far eastern population is around 6.4 million. The Chinese have a population of approximately 1.4 billion and are heavily settling into the Russian region, using its population to break away Russia’s far east from greater Russia.

Furthermore, the Chinese have used this strategy to integrate the Tibetan region and Xinjiang region into greater China by turning the ethnic Han Chinese into the majority within those regions and making the previous majority the minority to ensure that China will rule those regions.

Furthermore, according to the Chinese Communist Party, which has some basis in truth, China suffered 100 years of humiliation from 1839 to 1949, and this is why the Chinese Communist Party’s attempt to reunite Greater China and settle scores from that period.

The Russian Empire conquered parts of greater Manchuria, which the Chinese wanted back there, doing this through their massive population immigrating into the Far East.

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Why do Women Like BDSM

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For people reading this article and not familiar with BDSM, it stands for bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, and sadomasochism, and the purpose of this article is to inform both men and women of white women are particularly interested in dominance play, which includes BDSM.

Women are particularly interested in genres of books related to BDSM, particularly the 50 Shades of Grey novels, which have sold over 150 million copies worldwide. Women are also more likely to read than men; on average, women read 15 books yearly, while men only read nine.

The reason for the female fascination with the 50 Shades of Grey genre and erotic fiction in the form of books over pornography is because the woman’s sex drive is more driven by emotions and building a connection that cannot be built in a porn studio environment.

With books, a romantic setting can be created in which romantic connection and emotion are built throughout a romantic novel; that’s why it’s usually in the middle or toward the end of the book when any sexual activity happens.

Most romantic books have a buildup of tension that is emotional and sexual, and the threat of an overarching enemy that threatens to tear the heroine and the hero from one another goes to crack the passion and excitement that women crave in their romantic fiction.

Four men reading this, a woman derives sexual passion and traction not through visuals but through emotion and mental attraction.

To add credence to this argument, in the literature search and screening process, 60 articles were included. BDSM-related fantasies were found to be common (40–70%) in both males and females, while about 20% reported engaging in BDSM.

Why do Women Like BDSM

Louise Perry

The feminist author and writer Louise Perry argues that the reasons women are strongly attracted to men who are larger than them and have an interest in BDSM are due to historical evolutionary factors that influenced female behaviour for over a millennium.

Louise Perry stated that humans are descendants of apes and that when they engage in sexual activity, it is quite violent. Rape is a common factor in humanity’s historical ancestry.

Mrs Perry follows the argument that BDSM is a holdover of humans and the evolutionary past in regards to sexual activity between both sexes.

Women prefer taller men because human beings are sexily dimorphic species, meaning there are two genders, male and female. On average, males’ upper bodies have 75% more muscle mass and 90% more strength than females.

Also, the ratio of male-to-female average heights across the world. Globally, the ratio is 1.07, meaning that, on average, men are about 7% taller than women. Across the world, this relative difference between the sexes can vary from only 2–3% to over 12%.

What this means for women is that historically immense physical strength and size protected them from other natural predators as well as other males who could potentially kill their babies or commit an act of rape.

Therefore, the male’s size and larger proportion are attractive to women due to the perceived safety that comes from that kind of strength naturally in today’s modern Western world. In a post-industrial economy, physical size and strength do not play a massive part in our daily lives.

This applies to people, particularly those working office jobs or who are part of the laptop class, such as journalists; however, a woman, due to these historically ingrained reasons, still likes to be held by a man larger than them so they can feel safe and protected.

For a woman to be happy in a relationship, he needs to feel safe and protected; this applies to women a thousand years ago, and the same rules apply to today’s contemporary woman.

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Declining Support for Israel from the United States

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America is going through a drastic change in its demographics, which means that ethnic groups and cultural groups that make up the population of the United States are not based on racial lines but purely cultural.

When it comes to race relations, which is purely a human-made concept, it has no jurisdiction in reality; when I discuss different cultures, I’m not talking about a person’s skin colour, merely the cultural and political traditions which they come from.

This can even be purely where their interests lie; for example, the Latin American group of the American population may very well dominate American political and cultural life by the end of the century.

What this means in practical terms depends on how well they assimilated with the United States.

With the USA’s record, it has a fantastic track record of turning people from different nations into Americans no matter where they come from.

The demographics of America, in regards to the white majority, particularly from Western Europe, will become a minority by 2045.

Therefore, the new dominant or rising dominant Latino minorities will have very little interest in supporting the state of Israel as well as the rest of America because the United States no longer need to rely on oil from the Middle East, which increases the United States driven by his domestic politics no longer being interested geopolitically and socially in the region.

The Jewish population within the United States is around 2.4%, around 7.6 million people. This is a minority that continues to get smaller and grow increasingly marginalised as new ethnic groups begin to dominate America’s political culture.

In democracies, policymakers are elected to office by their constituents. Basically, it is the voters who decide the makeup of a democratic nation’s foreign policy and its decision-making.

Greatest Generation: Declining Support for Israel from the United States

America’s Generational Divide

The reason why different generations have different political viewpoints is due to the periods they grew up in and the information and different technologies they were exposed to.

Most people form their political and ideological viewpoints and have seen the world within their first decade of working.

The Silent Generation, also known as Radio Babies or Traditionalists, includes people who were born between 1928 and 1945 and lived through World War II and the Great Depression, according to FamilySearch.

These challenging experiences shaped many of the generation’s attitudes toward the workplace.

Now, we have the generation that built our world political order and kept the peace for over 78 years.

The Greatest Generation, also called the World War II Generation and G.I. Generation, was a generation of Americans born between approximately 1901 and 1924 who came of age during the Great Depression and the 1940s, many of whom fought in World War II.

It is the silent generation and the greatest generation that is responsible for creating internationalism and promoting international organisations such as the European Union and the United Nations to maintain peace in Europe and the rest of the world.

These two generations will mostly be dead by 2040, and the new generations that take their place are not interested in globalisation and securing world piece for future generations.

The United Kingdom’s former Prime Minister John Major, who was in office from 1990 to 1997, marked the passing and retirement of the greatest generation during the 1992 general election.

In a podcast, when he took part in an interview with former Conservative Minister Rory Stewart and ex-Labour fix-it man Alistair Campbell, he said that their passing and retirement marked the turning point of the Conservative Party’s attitude to international and intergovernmental institutions.

Put simply, the older generations favoured internationalism because they lived and groaned up in the aftermath and during World War II and the newer generations born after 1945, I’ve only ever known piece, particularly in western developed nations.

Polls conducted in the United States now show less than half (48%) of Gen Z and millennials believe the U.S. should publicly voice support of Israel compared with 63% of Gen Xers, 83% of baby boomers and 86% of members of the Silent Generation.

Furthermore, the United States has voted into office increasingly isolationist presidential candidates since the election of Bill Clinton in 1992, throwing out of office the one-term Republican president George H Butch Watson (1989 to 1992), who had the experience and credentials to chart America into a new future in the post-Cold War world.

Instead, the United States had the man with the experience to make America’s new international foreign policies voted out of office.

What happened instead? America, for over 30 years, has been living off the glory days of post-World War II and post-Cold War political environments without making anything new.

The American public is not interested in foreign policy or geopolitics and instead reverting to America’s historical norm of isolationism and not getting involved in foreign conflicts; people forget that up until the early 20th century, this was the American normal foreign policy.

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Geopolitics: Spain

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Every nation on our planet has limitations dictated to a country due to its geography. Geography informs the political realities and what is possible and not possible for nations located in specific geographical locations; that is why there is the social science of geopolitics.

Geopolitics is the understanding of what nations can and cannot do and why certain nations have different foreign policies due to the weaknesses or strengths of their geographies.

An easy example of this is the flat plane lands in Eastern Europe and in Russia, which makes Russian policymakers very anxious due to the potential threat either imagined or possible from other foreign powers.

From 1812 to 1945, Russia, on average, was invaded once every 32 years, according to the author and writer Tim Marshall of the book Prisoners of Geography.

In this piece of writing, I will be discussing the geopolitics of Spain, which significantly limits the country’s ability to be a significant regional power even though historically, Spain was once called the Empire where the sun never sets, but this was during the rule of Philip II of Spain (1556 to 1588).

The Spanish also had the advantage of being one of the first colonisers of South America, and it was access to gold and silver mines which helped to power up Spain’s ability to be a significant power in Europe.

Modern-day Spain, just like the old Spanish kingdom in terms of the geography of the 16th century, is surrounded by mountains in northern Spain, the Pyrenees mountains that provide natural defences for Spain from France and any other would-be invaded from northern Spain stretching across its northern coastline is predominantly mountainous.

This also means disadvantages because there are not enough seaports to provide shipping ports and trade links in the northern and southern hemispheres and other trade routes with the rest of the world.

This same geographical weakness also stretches across the eastern Spanish borders to Gibraltar again; this provides defensive barriers to Spain, but it keeps the Spanish trapped in the local geography.

Finally, we have southern Spain, which has Gibraltar, which is a natural port for shipping and is a natural waterway and shipping lane for any international shipping going from the Mediterranean and the rest of the world; it is one of the world’s most important shipping lanes.

Geopolitics: Spain

Unfortunately for the Spanish, Gibraltar has been controlled by the British since 1704, during the War of the Spanish Succession, which lasted from 1701 to 1713.

Sir George Rooke captured Gibraltar for the British, and Spain formally ceded it to Britain under the terms of the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713.

The Spanish, until present times, wanted the return of Gibraltar to Spain. Still, as long as the people of Gibraltar wished to be part of Britain in 2002, in a referendum, the territory voted to remain part of Great Britain.

This territorial dispute will continue to be a hot topic between the Spanish and British governments because it is geopolitically highly valuable to Spain and the British due to the importance of its geopolitical positioning.

Furthermore, Spain’s southern and eastern border is also most vulnerable to invasion due to having flatlands and sharing a border with Portugal. The British have maintained a strong relationship with Portugal before even Britain was united in the act of Union with Scotland in 1707.

The political and military alliance with Portugal goes back to the Hundred Years War from 1337 to 1443, starting in 1773 when England was ruled by King Edward III of England, who reigned from 1327 to 1377.

The reason for the alliance was that the French supported the kingdom of Castile, which was fighting against the English in the late Edwardian phase of the Hundred Years War.

The English lacked allies to fight in the Spanish peninsula and allied with the Portuguese to avoid being blocked out of that peninsula.

The British and Portuguese alliance has been ongoing until the present day. The Portuguese played a crucial part in the English liberation of Spain during the Peninsular War (1804 to 1814) during the Napoleonic wars from 1799 to 1815.

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Why the West is in Perpetual Crisis

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Western nations are predominantly nations that are part of the European Union, North America, and other nations linked to liberal democracies and Western European cultures, particularly what constitutes Europe politically and culturally is much larger than Europe itself.

West has been moving in perpetual crisis since the 2008 financial crash due to political leadership and even the general public not being willing to use power in the geopolitical sense due to four main reasons:

· The legacy of colonialism

· Unfounded belief that the West is evil in the United States is an evil empire and finally

· Society and political leaders not accepting the true nature of international politics and geopolitics

· Europe has been in a state of war since the fall of the Western Rome Empire in 476AD

According to Konstantin Kisin, a British and Russian author, writer, and podcaster, it is the application and use of power to serve your citizens.

The United States, the world’s greatest superpower, consumes five times as many resources as any other nation and people on this planet.

This success is caused by the protection and economic security created by the United States post-World War II world order, which has led to prosperity throughout the West until today.

French Empire in Africa: Why the West is in Perpetual Crisis

The Legacy of Colonialism

European nations from the late 15th century until the collapse of the old colonial powers, Spain and Portugal, in the early 19th century and the withdrawal of French and British from their old colonial territories in the mid-20th century.

The British Empire officially disbanded with the handover of Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of China in 1997, marking the end of Britain as an empire.

With the European nation’s colonial legacy, there is a robust, ingrained reluctance to interfere in African countries outright to interfere in other nations’ politics, the very least directly.

However, it must be stated the political situation is more complicated. For instance, the French have held a quasi-empire in northern Africa due to influencing government with them using the currency African franc, the French language as a common language and the recent coup d’états in Niger in 2023, marking the end of French influence in that region.

The French, British, German and others are reluctant to handle the European migrant crisis, which has been an ongoing crisis since 2013 due to the Arab Spring from 2010 to 2019, and this year, a net inflow of migrants is at least 1,200,000 people.

There is a misplaced view within European leadership, particularly in Germany, which is responsible for two world wars and the deaths of nearly a hundred million people, including 6 million Jews in the Holocaust, that they need to atone for their sins, and this is why Germany opened its borders to migrants.

Under the leadership of former German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in 2015, the nation had 1 million migrants, and as of 2022, that figure is now 2.7 million, though this data may not be accurate.

America War of Independence: Why the West is in Perpetual Crisis

The Evil Empire

There is a view pushed by the enemies of democracy, freedom, and the American world system created after the Second World War that the United States is a force for evil in this world.

Furthermore, this viewpoint is being driven by the world becoming geopolitically multipolar.

What this means in politics and international relations terms is that the world is now becoming home to more than one superpower. In practical terms, it is more likely to be regional powers, with each region having one or more great powers dominating the politics within their areas.

This is driven by two factors: the industrialisation and prosperity that the United States created, which enabled nations who did not have access to resources to have the security of global oceans, which enabled free trade and for countries to begin industrialisation and specialisation.

Two great examples of specialisation are the Republic of Taiwan, which creates 90% of global semiconductor chips and the British, which is still the global leader in financial services.

What globalisation did was turn the world into one giant marketplace for goods and services, as well as affordable, which is why poor villages in Africa or People living in the Gaza Strip living in poverty have access to smartphones.

Nations don’t just fight wars with guns and rockets; they fight with war using culture, pushing forward their narrative, rightly or wrongly, that they should influence their regions, such as the Russians, Chinese, Iranians and India, to a lesser extent wanting to be out of the influence of the American system.

What these nations want is to be free of American influence, be free of Western influence and pursue geopolitical policies which they believe rightly or wrongly will be better off without being influenced by the United States of America.

Four people reading this who are curious about what an international world would look like if the United States dismantled its navy and permanently withdrew from geopolitics would see a world reminiscent of the 19th century.

For Europe, due to its declining geographical region, the dominant powers would be the French and English.

In the Far East, it would be China, India and Japan, though to a lesser extent for that nation due to its demographic decline and having more adults in diapers than newborn babies.

As for Africa, my money would be on Nigeria and South Africa. As for North America, that would still be the United States, a continental nation like India and China, and they will most likely have a powerful position in the world.

The Middle East would have to be Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Israel to a lesser extent because Turkey and Israel are most likely to make arrangements to carve up their interests in the region. However, Turkey and Greece may go to war over influence in the Aegean Sea.

Justin Trudeau: Why the West is in Perpetual Crisis

Western Liberalism

In 2017, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared Canada the first postnational state; this means he does not see a landmass that any people living there have a claim to that land or that national identity is a genuine belief.

What we consider nationhood was created in the aftermath of the French Revolution of 1789 because the People in France who identified as French were mainly the intelligentsia and people living in cities, so around just 20% of the population.

Therefore, to create unity in the new French Republic and later under the first French Empire was to create a nation-state with one particular ethnic group or people’s belief in similar ideologies, speaking the same languages and believing their nation and its history special.

Nation-states were created and became the predominant method of ruling a land mass area dominated by one or similar ethnic groups due to this being the most straightforward method to govern nations.

With empires typically made of multiple ethnic groups, one ethnic group ruling a nation-state is far easier to manage.

The reason this attitude of not identifying with a nation’s history is making the West have a perpetual crisis is that if you do not believe in your nation, believe in its own right to exist, or believe in its identity, then no political leader or even its people will fight to protect it.

Using the analogy used by the historians David Starkey and Edward Gibbon, the Roman Empire did not fall to armies or farming, but due to its people no longer caring if it existed or if it was destroyed, it did not fall in a cataclysm instead died in a whimper because the Roman people no longer cared.

Suppose the Western people no longer care about their cultural legacy and are unwilling to share their national story with its history and culture. In that case, that too will fall into perpetual crisis, just like what happened to the Roman Empire.

Rome Empire Map: Why the West is in Perpetual Crisis

The End of the Roman Empire

Watson Roman Empire finally collapsed in 476 A.D. From then until 1945, Europe was in a state of perpetual wars either internally or externally with its neighbours with kingdoms fighting for dominance, which lasted 1469 years or just short of 1 ½ millennium.

These wars and people reading this who are of European descent either by culture or by genetics, our grandfathers or even parents lived through two world wars in the 20th century, and they are the descendants of multiple wars stretching back to the fall of the Roman Empire.

This legacy of violence and destruction has traumatised Western European and Western psyches both emotionally and politically, with nations that are part of the West no longer interested in engaging in international politics and geopolitics the way they used before 1945.

The reason why this is leading the West into perpetual crisis is that, collectively, in our national memories, we have had enough of war and violence and are no longer willing to make decisions for our security that have instead outsourced to the United States of America that doesn’t have over millennia worth of trauma to deal with.

However, it must be highlighted that the United States has had enough of foreign wars and conflicts with American presidents since 1992, with the election of Bill Clinton having become increasingly isolationist and reactive, not proactive to a perpetual crisis.

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Russian Demographics and Ukraine War

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Russian Federation and Russia historically have been a kingdom, Empire and nation that is easy to invade but very hard to defend against the Mongols; the first French Empire and Nazi Germany found this out for themselves and a host of other nations that invaded or have had wars against Russia. 

Russia has flatlands perfect for Mongol hordes and organised armies and tank divisions. 

Russia has shown that it can defend itself if it controls the invasion points into Russia by controlling the Carpathian Mountains last time the Russians had this control and security was during the Cold War from 1945 into the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989. 

Russians could only have security by having control of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, and Yugoslavia, including parts of Finland which Russia won during the Finnish-Soviet War of 1939 to 1940, more commonly known as the Winter War. 

This war also guaranteed that Finland would not join the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the alliance network created by the United States of America to fight Russia. 

These geographical areas are essential to Russia because other power must do more than send tanks through these buffer zones. The territory is outside of natural defences, flatlands, and enough native infrastructure and space to ensure the war happens outside Russia’s borders. 

Russia’s defence planning mainly involves plugging the invasion gaps with soldiers and fighting along defensive lines. Russians fight their wars by rail, not by roads, due to massive infrastructure projects not being practical due to the natural Russian geography.

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It is hard for Westerners and people growing up in a liberal, multicultural and democratic society and worldview to understand the motivations for Russian leaders wishing to conquer and hold vast sway of territory. 

It’s not only alien but an antithesis to Western values since 1945. 

What needs to be understood is that the Russian leadership and peoples come from entirely different historical and cultural backgrounds. Russians are not just Europeans; they are so Asians. 

The Russians are Europeans who meet the Mongol hordes and see what has been created in contemporary Russia due to Western and Eastern cultural influences. 

Russia is not a liberal society; it does not favour a liberal worldview that has been hard-won and thought for in the West, where the individual is just as important as the collective. 

This is why the Russians can afford to take losses of 5 to 1 or 10 to 1, and Western liberal nations can not afford those kinds of losses because the West favours individuality over collectivism is one of the significant differences between Western civilisations and other civilisations. 

There is also the Russian view of international politics when it is the survival of the fittest, where nations rise and fall in their abilities to protect their soil and compete to be the global or regional hegemony. 

History before 1945 was when nations thought nations were in an independent self-help system described by international relations scholars like John Mearsheimer, author of, The Tragedy of Great Power Politics, and the system where nations fight for survival. 

Mearsheimer uses the example of Otto von Bismarck and their policy of destroying the Poles to prevent the recreation of the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth, which would threaten Germany and the Russian and Austro-Hungarian empires, respectively. 

The reason why this was such a threat to Germany was that in the 19th century, Germany was surrounded by enemies to the West in the forms of the Second French Empire, the East by the Russian Empire, to the south by the Austrian Hungarian Empire and to the north the decaying Scandinavian powers of Denmark and Sweden. 

As for the North Sea, this was the territory of the British Empire, the largest empire the world had ever seen, dominating international trade in the 19th century. 

So like Russia and its actions in the Ukraine war and Germany in the 19th and early 20th century, these nations perceive themselves as being surrounded by enemies and aggressors who would see their destruction if given a chance but keep in mind their point of view. 

They are not protected by natural defences like Great Britain and the United States of America; they are islands onto themselves. Geography plays a massive part in political decisions, what Tim Marshall, a journalist and author, ‘prisoners of geography’.

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Russia Re-establishing Control of Invasion Gaps

Russia, since the end of the Cold War in 1989 and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990, has been trying to regain invasion gaps into Russia since 1992 with the occupation Transnistria region of Moldova.

In 1991 Moldova declared independence from the Soviet Union; shortly after this event, the ethnically identifying region Transnistria situated on the east bank of the Dniester River, unilaterally declared independence with the backing of Russia. 

The declaration triggered armed conflicts in the region, ending in a ceasefire on July 22 1992. Transnistria is a largely Russian-speaking population and has remained unofficially part of the Russian Federation since 1992, with Russian soldiers stationed in Transnistria. 

Transnistria is home to Russia’s largest arms arsenal from the Second World War. 

For people reading this who are fans of history, the collapse of the Soviet Union is very much reminiscent of the partition of the German Empire at the end of World War I in 1918, the Empire was broken up, and independent states like Poland were created. 

Unfortunately, the divisions and new states created after World War I caused greater divisions and hatred that contributed to Second World War because ethnic Germans not living within the much reduced German Republic/Weimar Republic in 1918 and 1933 gave Nazi Germany a cause bill to expand its territories. 

The World after the Cold War did not effectively deal with the remnants of the Soviet Union and Russia after a Cold War spanning from 1945 until 1989; like the Second World War, the origins of the Ukraine War can be found in the aftermath of the Cold War. 

The Allied nations defeated the Russians, like Imperial Germany, after 1918. 

However, due to the Russian use and availability of nuclear weaponry, that state could ne be defeated, which, like the First World War, led to the Second World War from 1939 to 1945, the Russians were able to rearm and rebuild their economy to be a recurring threat to the West. 

‘Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much’-Oscar Wilde, an Irish poet and playwright. 

Russians have repeated this process of occupying territory to fill invasion gaps in Russia, the examples above Transnistria region and during the Georgian Civil War 1992 to 1993. On October 20, around 2,000 Russian troops moved to protect Georgian railroads. 

On October 22, 1993, the government forces launched an offensive against pro-Gamsakhurdia rebels led by Colonel Loti Kobalia and, with the help of the Russian military, occupied most of Samegrelo province. 

Again in 2008, Russians on the pretext of protecting Russians after Georgia deported four suspected Russian spies in 2006. 

Russia began a full-scale diplomatic and economic war against Georgia, followed by the persecution of ethnic Georgians living in Russia. 

By 2008, most residents of South Ossetia had obtained Russian passports. 

Like the Ukraine War, the Russian Federation created puppet republics since the 2008 war and subsequent Russian military occupation of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the Russian government, along with four other UN member states, considers the territories sovereign independent states: the Republic of Abkhazia and the Republic of South Ossetia.

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Russian Demographics

The Russian Federation, People’s Republic of China, South Korea and Japan have some of the world’s worst demographics with Ukraine due to the Ukraine war since 2014 has entered the club of nations with decaying demographics. 

This means that nations that do not have replacement generations face the extinction of their cultures and economies because devout people who invest and work in the economy cultures and then nations would fade from human history. 

Massive gouges are out of the Russian demographics due to the trauma of the previous century, with World War II killing 22 and 27 million Russians. 

The great famine of 1930 to 1933 killed 7 to 8 million Russians and 4 to 5 million Ukrainians. 

One of the most significant demographic crunchers in Russian people was the missed decade of the 1990s, were death rates doubled and birth rates halved. 

What has been happening recently due to the war in Ukraine is that 1.3 million Russians a 35 and below fled the Russian Federation. 

This happened due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022 and to fear of being drafted into fighting as part of the Russian war machine in the classic throw bodies at the problem until it goes away strategy of Russian warfare.

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Sources and Bibliography

Atlantic Council The 2008 Russo-Georgian War: Putin’s green light link

Wikipedia Russo-Georgian War link

United States Holocaust Memorial THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC link

TRT World What is the Russian army doing in Transnistria? link

Prisoners of Geography: Read this now to understand the geopolitical context behind Putin’s Russia and the Ukraine crisis: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need To Know About Global Politics by Tim Marshall link

Zeihan on Geopolitics Ask Peter Zeihan: Will Putin “Disappear” and Updates on Russian Demographics? link

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Economic Trends: China’s Crumbling Economy


China’s crumbling economy originated in the 1980s when China was opening up its economy to the rest of the world by creating special economic zones and implementing the one-child policy, which crippled China’s birthrate with social engineering.

The Chinese did this due to the communist philosophy, which enabled the state to interfere in individual’s lives due to the belief that the collective comes before the individual.

One of the critical battles during the Cold War from 1945 to 1989 was the battle between collectivism and liberal and economic capitalism, which saw the individual succeed but with the collective state-managed controlled economy stagnate and ultimately fail.

The Chinese political leadership chose to charter a third way, not communism with Chinese characteristics but capitalism with Chinese features, due to the underpinning ideology behind the Chinese Communist Party, which has been proven to be the wrong way to manage a nation.

That is why the Chinese Communist Party only maintained its legitimacy for its economic success, not through ideological frameworks of capitalism versus communism, due to China being a market-driven, not a state-driven economy, since the 1980s.

Xi Jinping: Economic Trends and China’s Crumbling Economy

CCP’s Decision-making

At the end of the Second World War, the global population was 2.3 billion; by 1980, it was over 4.4 billion people. This marked a doubling of the worldwide population, with the baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964.

This led to growing fears in the economic and academic community that humanity would experience global famines and mass starvation, which was prevented due to the creation of genetically engineered crops and improved technologies.

The Chinese Communist Party had the information in the 1960s and 1970s that they were heading towards mass famine and that the globe was not built to support a global population of over 7 billion, with the world’s current population at over 8 billion.

They were also heavily influenced by a view of eugenics and communist ideology but from the viewpoint of state intervention in people’s lives to stop China from starving to death.

These fears were ultimately unfounded and were essential to understand throughout the 1950s and 1970s; there were mass fears of global famine and global cooling, which were the global warming climate change fears of the 1970s.

Deng Xiaoping: Economic Trends and China’s Crumbling Economy

Deng Xiaoping

In the early 1980s, China began the process under the leadership of Deng Xiaoping to open up the Chinese economy to foreign investment and begin developing a sophisticated market-based economic system for China, which was still being loosely controlled and monitored by the Chinese state.

China implemented this strategy because economics in the Far East was heavily influenced by the attitude exported from Japan, particularly in their reindustrialisation after its destruction and defeat in World War II.

Japan also industrialised in the late 19th century and conquered Korea and large chunks of China, which was only possible through state intervention and using debt to finance and grow Japan’s economy.

Furthermore, Japan has few natural resources, which drove the need for state intervention and the use of debt and imperialism to expand its economy.

The Japanese use the economy as a political end, not how the West uses it. It is a purely economic tool based upon principles of the free market for the Chinese; they adopted this viewpoint that the economy serves political ends and not vice versa.

Deng Xiaoping began opening up the Chinese economy to foreign investment offshore from the border with Hong Kong, which was still controlled by the British and its crumbling empire. It was handed over to China in 1997, marking the historical end of Britain’s empire.

The city chosen to open up the global economy only had a population of 330,000 people, which was tiny by Chinese standards; in 1980, China became the first nation to be home to over 1 billion people.

In the 40 years since Shezhen opened to the rest of the global economy, its economists exceeded that of its nearest neighbour, Hong Kong, in 2018, and the city is now the eighth largest city in the world at over 13 million people.

Shenzhen: Economic Trends and China’s Crumbling Economy

Impact on China

There are significant economic and social consequences of China’s opening economy and the development of the cities, with 65% of its population living in cities and 50% of its population moving to cities throughout the 1990s.

This was the largest migration of people in human history and marked the turning point in China from an agricultural economy to a manufacturing and industrial economy in the past 40 years.

There are two critical long-term economic impacts of this choice.

China experiences seven generations of economic development within one generation and experiences the same demographic decline experienced by other industrial nations rather than being spaced out over seven generations. Still, it is happening now in one generation.

When nations move from agricultural to industrial economies, people move to cities, and that’s when children become a liability and expensive; in the short term, previously, children were a free form of labour, but in small city apartments, they become a financial liability.

This is why nations, once they begin industrialisation, have a collapse or decline in their birthrate; for example, the United Kingdom’s birth rate declined over seven generations, which kept the overall population stable, and the UK started down that road in 1769.

India is another recent industrialising nation still behind China in industrial capacity and still has a good birthrate, which is just at replacement levels at 2.5, though some data says it is lower; this is an indicator of a historical trend of industrialisation, which leads to the collapse in the birthrate.

Old Chinese Man: Economic Trends and China’s Crumbling Economy

China’s Housing Crisis

China’s economy is functioning in one continuous economic input, and that is the continued phenomenal growth of the Chinese economy that is being powered by its industrial capacity and potential as well as internal factors that artificially raise its growth.

The construction is being promoted in China due to the artificial inflating of its GDP numbers, which has led to China building 65 million houses with a population the size of France with no people living there.

This inflation in the Chinese housing market could lead to an economic crash. The 2008 banking crisis and the 2007 and 2006 US mortgage crisis will look like not much of a big deal.

From the beginning of the recession in December 2007 to its official end in June 2009, real gross domestic product (GDP) — i.e., GDP as adjusted for inflation or deflation — declined by 4.3 per cent, and unemployment increased from 5 per cent to 9.5 per cent, peaking at 10 per cent in October 2009.

Real gross domestic product (GDP) fell 4.3 per cent from its peak in 2007Q4 to its trough in 2009Q2, the largest decline in the postwar era (based on data as of October 2013).

The unemployment rate, which was 5 per cent in December 2007, rose to 9.5 per cent in June 2009 and peaked at 10 per cent in October 2009.

This is just information about the United States, how it affected the rest of the world, how future crashes will be affected by China, how it will be unprecedented in financial history, and how it will affect the global economy.

Chinese citizens cannot invest their savings in assets outside of China due to restrictions made by the Chinese Communist Party that limit the flow of capital outside of China.

Therefore, to invest for retirement, Chinese citizens put their money in the Chinese stock market when there is an oversupply of housing and insufficient demand, which makes it incredibly unlikely that they could use the savings invested in property to live a comfortable retirement.

This leads to a considerable possibility of a Chinese financial crash triggered by the Chinese housing market’s overproduction of housing due to incentives not made by consumers but by the Chinese Communist Party due to state intervention in the economy.

Remember that for the Chinese, economics does not serve the purpose of the economy; it serves the purpose of political aims, which is, again, a different viewpoint than what is predominant in Western nations.

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Relationships Compatibility and Incompatibility

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This article focused on relationships, compatibility, and incompatibility, and this information can be related to dating advice on maintaining a relationship, be it spiritual or sexual. This information can even be used in long-term relationships as well.

Still, the primary focus is on relationships within the first two years, particularly during the dating stage.

To understand a relationship and its compatibility, it is first necessary to understand the goals and purposes of each individual or organisation regarding the filament of their needs, be that the need to be felt, the need to be here or the need to be understood.

Furthermore, understanding each other’s responsibilities and duties within any relationship is critical to establishing compatibility and finding out quickly whether the relationship won’t work due to different priorities, philosophies and cultures.

Actress Sophie Turner: Relationships Compatibility and Incompatibility

Romantic Relationships

No matter how much you love someone and how much they ignite your passion, you cannot get over any incompatibility because those differences get to the heart of who you both are if one person is a Hindu and the other person is a Muslim when it comes to having children that will be a road that cannot be easily crossed.

These incompatibilities should have been resolved during the first few months or discussed during the first date.

Once you start to sleep with someone and develop deep emotional connections, it becomes harder to dissolve the relationship.

As human beings, we sometimes make the mistake of trying to make a relationship work where there are incompatibilities because we love that person.

Love is not enough to keep a relationship, particularly a romantic one, functioning and building lives together.

Due to loving that person, we keep trying to resolve the issues; all we are doing is taking ourselves into a deeper and deeper hole; the only solution is to realise what we are doing and climb out of that situation.

Again, this is easier said than done; that’s why it’s important when going on a date that both parties are honest concerning what they want for themselves and any relationship, as well as any incompatibilities.

For instance, the couple Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner are getting divorced; this is a celebrity marriage and divorce partly caused by Joe Jonas being an extrovert and Sophie Turner being an introvert and more the homebody.

If you are a person who enjoys spending time indoors and doesn’t particularly like going clubbing and being around lots of people, then somebody opposite to your personality may very well be incompatible for a long-term relationship.

Even in the short term, they make you feel loved and appreciated because they have something you wished you had, which could be more extraversion and confidence.

That’s why when it comes to dating and relationships, it is best to be honest with who you are and not who you think you are, but every person reading this, including me, has the right to make their own mistakes.

Relationships Compatibility and Incompatibility

Sexual Incompatibility

Men and women are different; we view sex differently, which means different things to different sexes. For men, sex can be an enjoyable activity, and for men, sex does not necessarily mean the establishment of a deeper human connection.

However, it is a contradiction to this that the only way or the main way men get emotional connection is through sexual activity. This is why when men seek marriage counsellors, the common complaint is the lack of sex.

For women to have sex, they must feel safe, feel her, and that the deep connection and bonding happens before sex; that’s the only way she can enjoy sexual activity if there is already a bond with a man; on average, he is not bothered.

When it comes to deciding when to have sex for a woman, it may be advantageous to wait a minimum of three months to get to know this person and to see how compatible or incompatible you both are.

One factor also consider is your society’s sexual norms and whether or not it’s normal for your society’s women folk to have sex on the first stage for the fourth date and that the man, when it comes to sexual activity, will operate in the social norms enforced by women.

For a man dating a woman, she needs to feel safe, feel respected and have a romantic atmosphere. I will not say love because you may have known this person for less than one week or a maximum of six months.

It takes two years if not longer, to genuinely get to know somebody, and six months is not a lot of time, but there’s no point in deluding each other that it is to love that this does not stop a man treating a woman like a lady and being romantic.

If you are dating with intention, this woman could be the love of your life, the mother of your children or the last woman you ever sleep with; if that’s the case, it’s best to start on the right foot and build a connection.

Women do not deserve to be pumped and dumped by men. This is where a man sleeps with a woman but is never courted again; this significant trauma and any man wishing to pursue a successful relationship and sleep with the same woman is best to make her feel safe and satisfied.

That’s why when you first get to know one another, you establish where you are going, and when you like to have sex, there’s no pressure, and you can genuinely get to know one another.

For a woman, if you are not interested in the man in any sexual way, then leave the relationship so you are not wasting each other time.

If you’re not interested in a woman for a relationship and only for sex, leave her alone or establish straightaway that you’re not interested in a relationship, just sexual activity.

Relationships Compatibility and Incompatibility

Men and Women are Different

If you are a man or a woman in the Western world and particularly if you are a member of the laptop classes, these are people who work primarily with laptops or the tech spaces; if that is the case, then the difference between a man or a woman is not immediately apparent.

Working in an office, you don’t need superior male strength, and muscle mass does not affect your job performance. This can make the psychological and emotional differences between men and women invisible.

In regards to growing up in this environment, both men and women are told each other are the same and have the same goals and objectives regarding relationships.

It is shocking for a man that women are not interested in having sex like a man and having sex repeatedly because male testosterone is 16 to 20 times higher than a woman on average.

For a young woman, when she starts dating, it’s pretty shocking and maybe even scary how much the male sex drive and male motivation are devoted to having sex.

The lack of knowledge causes incompatibility and friction between the sexes that doesn’t need to be there.

For women, on average, to achieve orgasm when it comes to self-pleasure, it takes eight minutes, with a male partner’s sexual release taking 14 minutes, but the average male orgasm takes five minutes.

This incompatibility is due to a woman not feeling safe with her partner or not being loved; on average, everything with a woman’s sex drive is a lot more complicated.

This is why, to have a compatible sexual relationship and a relationship in general, both men and women must accept that you are different, that the key to success is communication, and that you both feel uncomfortable and maybe even embarrassed.

Also, when it comes to bonding and building connections, men and women do this differently; for women, it’s through verbal communication; for men, it is through group activities.

If a woman wishes to build a stronger bond with her man, doing something together is a way to build an emotional connection, and for a man, letting his woman talk to him through communication is a way to build a relationship with her.

Furthermore, when a man sees a woman with a problem, he does not need you to fix it; I recommend listening to her and not letting the issue stress you out.

With the male brain, we see a problem, identify it, and immediately want to fix it for a woman; with a woman, their brains are better at communication, so if they have a problem, they will keep talking about the issue.

Men find that incredibly stressful, but for a woman, that is how they relieve stress; this is why before a woman wants to talk about her problems, you might ask, do you want me to be a sounding board? You wish to seek a solution, or she must feel she is being seen and heard.

That’s why communication is critical within a relationship; both people communicate their wants and needs, and both parties try to meet each other’s emotional and physical needs. Still, with that stated, the other person is not obligated always to meet those needs.

This is why having hobbies, group activities and even friends outside of relationships is critical to help keep the relationship functioning.

Relationships Compatibility and Incompatibility

The Talk

Suppose you are a man or a woman who is dating with intention.

In that case, you are both looking for a long-term relationship that could involve having children, getting married, or staying committed to one person throughout your life.

If that is what you are looking for and what you both want, that’s a good sign of compatibility; if you are both compatible, you must talk about what you want for your relationship and how you wish to structure your lives.

Suppose you are working 35 hours or more per week. In that case, it is essential to know when you can have dates together, schedule times to have long and deep conversations and establish your mutual and separate interests within and without the relationship.

Also, it’s essential to establish whether or not you value mental stimulation for yourself. I don’t want conversations always resolved around sex, defecating, TV, food and work. I like intellectually stimulating, but that does not necessarily apply to you.

If you are going to talk about what you both want, you must know what you wish for yourselves in your relationship; that way, you are not sleepwalking into a disaster or making choices based on fear.

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Why Instagram is Bad for Relationships

Instagram feeds us all our insecurities about our capabilities and manipulates what we believe is possible and what is reality; when people post content and other images on social media, they are only shown snapshots of the best part of their lives.

Life is complicated, and people and relationships, whether romantic or platonic friendships, are complex.

However, social media presents a dynamic of perfection that doesn’t exist in reality.

Even the best relationships in the world require commitment, mutual communication, and willingness to understand your partner.

Instagram is deadly and destructive for relationships because it presents the illusion of perfection, whether physical attraction or a prosperous lifestyle.

Men see thousands of images of women on Instagram and other social media platforms or desensitise the man to a natural woman’s beauty.

Women have scars, stretch marks and many other floors that are not just physical.

These unauthentic beauty standards manipulated with plastic surgery, Botox and fillers damage relationships because they make people increasingly selfish and view Romans and their relationships through a purely image-orientated viewpoint.

Instagram is Bad for Relationships

It doesn’t consider kindness, femininity, the ability to communicate with your partner, or the ability to go through the highs and lows of human life, which causes people to retreat from reality.

Instagram ultimately makes relationships into a product, and life becomes commercialised as to whether or not a man or a woman will look good on social media feeds.

We don’t look for the man or woman who makes us happy; we choose someone who’ll impress our friends and look good on social media.

Connection and building a relationship are built through mutual communication; building mutual understanding creates intimacy. Intimacy is not created through a camera image but through being with someone, being there for them, and finally knowing someone.

That is the considerable risk to building a relationship; it cannot be through text or images; it requires both parties to be willing to take significant risks and vulnerability, which creates the possibility of being hurt emotionally or even physically by another human being, which is truly scary.

Instagram and social media provide a stopgap and create space that doesn’t protect people but makes them even more lonely than they already are.