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    What for???

    So, I was sitting here, reading Russian military news. Their rearmament and modernization program is very much in full swing.

    The Aerospace Forces will receive 16 new Su-34 fighter-bombers this year, and 92 new Su-34s have been ordered overall, under the program

    https://news.yandex.ru/yandsearch?lr...=ru&from=story

    10 new Su-35C (newest, most adanced version of the 35) fighters will also be supplied this year

    https://news.yandex.ru/yandsearch?lr...=ru&from=story

    And they just received a new A-50U AWACS plane

    A-50U is the newest, most advanced AWACS plane in the A-50 family.
    https://news.yandex.ru/yandsearch?lr...=ru&from=story

    The Navy, meanwhile, wants more corvettes



    The Amur Shipbuilding Factory, in Siberia, who had been slightly behind schedule on their corvette order, have been told to speed up their work and produce a corvette this year, and at least one such vessel every year, from now on

    https://news.yandex.ru/yandsearch?lr...F&from=instory

    Among other things. More submarines also. Millions and millions of dollars. What for? When there are tens of millions of citizens living in 3rd world conditions... Fucked up. So fucked up...
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    Looks almost like a jobs program. What's the unemployment rate in Russia? Will all this buildup make more people work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Looks almost like a jobs program. What's the unemployment rate in Russia? Will all this buildup make more people work?
    It will make the U.S. surrender faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humorme View Post
    It will make the U.S. surrender faster.
    That already happened on Jan 20.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank View Post
    That already happened on Jan 20.
    what did the US surrender to? more economic freedom and prosperity?

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    more effective border security and actual enforcement of immigration law?

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    respect for the rule of law and its equal application?

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    Fascism...

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    Germany’s economy was in a mess when Hitler was elected Chancellor in January 1933. Hitler and Nazipropaganda had played on the population’s fear of no hope. Unemployment peaked at 6 million during the final days of the Weimar Republic – near enough 33% of the nation’s working population. Now Hitler decreed that all should work in Nazi Germany and he constantly played on the economic miracle Nazi Germanyachieved.
    This “economic miracle” was based on unemployment all but disappearing by 1939.
    A number of policies were introduced which caused the unemployment figures to drop.
    Women were no longer included in the statistics so any women who remained out of work under the Nazi’s rule did not exist as far as the statistics were concerned.
    The unemployed were given a very simple choice: do whatever work is given to you by the government or be classed as “work-shy” and put in a concentration camp.
    Jews lost their citizenship in 1935 and as a result were not included in unemployment figures even though many lost their employment at the start of Hitler’s time in power.
    Many young men were taken off of the unemployment figure when conscription was brought in (1935) and men had to do their time in the army etc. By 1939, the army was 1.4 million strong. To equip these men with weapons etc., factories were built and this took even more off of the unemployment figure.
    With these measures in place the unemployment figure had to fall drastically and many saw the Nazi figures as nothing more than a book-keeping trick. However, many would have been too scared to speak out against the Nazis or pass negative comments on the published figures – such was the fear of the Gestapo.
    However, there is no doubt that work was created. The Nazis introduced public work schemes for men who worked in the National Labour Service (Reichsarbeitsdienst or RAD). Their work would have included digging ditches on farms to assist irrigation, building the new autobahns, planting new forests etc. The men of the RAD wore a military style uniform, lived in camps near to where they were working and received only what we would term pocket money. However, compared to the lack of success of the Weimar governmentand the chronic misery of 1931 to 1932, these men felt that at least the Nazi government was making the effort to improve their lot.
    The Nazis and the German Economy - History Learning Site

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    Isn't Russia in a bad recession? Bajisma might be right, some form of a jobs program to stimulate the economy.

    Russia's too dependent on their petroleum and natural gas exports. They rise and fall with that industry. They need to be more diversified.
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