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Unfortunately the end of the Cold War was not the end of militarism. The peace makers (Gorbachev, Reagan and Thatcher) disappeared to quick after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the USSR from the international political scene. Unfortunately NATO has not used this unique momentum in time to convert both their systems and those of the Former USSR (FSU) into wise, controlled, mutual descending, creating a more piece driven economy on both former camps. The peacemakers (Gorbachev, Reagan and Thatcher) where unfortunately very soon after the end of the Cold War disappeared from the global political landscape, otherwise the world have look differently today, because those 3 really liked each other and had accomplished things together and that's a good starter for mutual international cooperation. After the USSR was collapsed, the NATO let the former USSR economic collapse in their transition from socialism to capitalism and from a large army driven society to a full consumer production driven society. This was not wise and has given the world new instead of less problems. Russia could present someday the reverse bill of this in times when NATO just doesn't need that. After the Cold War armies has tried to reinvent themselves after the cold war, by being smaller and more high tech. But military as development has come to the end: the new wars are pure economic. Who have the resources have the economic power by this, plus the healthiest economy and the largest ownership to capital? Military means are weak and small sized in effect, compared with issues as cutting of oil, power, fertilizer or capital supply. Military as we know it will disappear, just because really hard economic power means just will out phase them. There is not an objective person with some brains that see that economic power (by means of able to deliver energy, elements and food to the world market) had out phased military power in PeakOil driven times. The same way PeakOil has killed the Climate Change movement, PeakOil had also killed the Military Complex.

Author: Gijs Graafland

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