Can Russia Invade Europe? Why isn't Austria a part of Germany? 1 day ago   10:02

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if Russia was to invade Europe, how would it do it and could it do it at all?

In 2017, Russia conducted a series of military exercises known as Zapad, or “exercise West”. With their roots in the Soviet Union, Zapad military exercises have traditionally been shows of force, meant to let NATO know that Russia was willing and ready to fight. Despite assurances that Russia's 2017 Zapad exercises were nothing more than preparations for counter-terror operations, an exercise that was supposed to feature only 10,000 personnel turned into a 100,000 strong mock-invasion of eastern Europe with one clear message: Russia's military might is back. Today, we look into a very scary scenario, in this episode of The Infographics Show, Can Russia really invade Europe?

After the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia's military severely atrophied, and despite remaining a sizable force its readiness and capabilities were all but defunct. . After such an embarrassing performance, Vladimir Putin vowed to improve the readiness and capabilities of the Russian military, culminating in a ten-year modernization push that has yielded huge results. While still mostly a conscript army, Russia's military is seeing a huge expansion in the size of its volunteer forces- an important development given the drastically better performance and morale of an all-volunteer military force such as the US' versus a conscripted force. New battle tanks and fighter aircraft have also dramatically improved its capabilities both on the air and on the ground, and while its fleets remain a glaring weakness, they would ultimately have limited use in a European battle. Russia has also dramatically improved its logistical capabilities, something that it has historically struggled with even under the former Soviet Union. Heavy road transport units for ferrying armor to the front lines via road networks has reduced Russia's reliance on rail transport to get its tanks to the front lines, with rail lines being a natural first target for NATO bombardment. Russia has also doubled down on the one area it has traditionally outperformed NATO in, ground-based anti-air platforms. The introduction of the S-400 and the future deployment of the S-500 anti-air defense system has given NATO planners serious concerns, and with a range of up to 250 miles (400 kilometers), a single battery of S-400 units can threaten large swathes of a European battlefield. Russia has also invested heavily into modernizing its non-strategic nuclear forces, outpacing even the US in this arena.


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I see we have a great, knowledgeable audience here 👍I love reading your comments which elaborate even further from our infographics! Do you think history was a good enough teacher to not let it happen again? Furthermore can you think of a better purpose to harness all means (money, manpower, science, technological advances) that are usually used in war?
Maxsimal 8765
Мы не собираемся нападать,зачем нам это надо? Не надо пугать людей.Приезжайте к нам в гости и убедитесь что мы нормальные и дружелюбные люди.Мы любим Европу❤❤❤
Guest Playz
Russia is a country and europe is a continent. Actually they cant fight like 9 countries that are ib europe
Fro Gang
USSR- I SEE BERLIN AND I WANT IT PAINTED RED
AD T
Propaganda
Hell Fire
I'm Russian. Invade us pls
Miro Taatila
If all the eu countries would attack russia. Russia would lose. And so would america. Point blank period.
Michael Castle
*can l u x e m b o u r g invade europe*
Remoc Misser
Russia : *Invades Western Europe*

**NEW YORK TIMES**
THE FALL OF EUROPE

America: Not to worry, we are still flying half an Alliance.
TheOnlyEpsilonAlpha
A War helps no one, besides the military justify his gains in “new toys” which they want to try out and insane politicians for more land for the costs of destruction and life’s!

It’s a quote from PC Game but it’s so true: “War, war never changes!”
Zombspro Gaming
Obviously Europe will win
lx-_Gone
If they would launch a nuclear bomb to the balti contries russia would get hit too thats why i dont think russia is going to nuclear bomb any of estonia latvia or liethua
Joseph Stalin
Russia cant invade europe





Soviets only can
Karl Fulton
WHY WOULD RUSSIA WANT TO GO TO WAR AGSIN TO GET BACK TO ITS OLD FAILED COLD WAR ERA?.. THAT JUST MAKES NO SENSE.
Maxim Olehash
Nice video about talking what NATO members could do against Russia. And what about Russia's allies? So far you've been only talking about Belarus, not Kazakhstan or China.
Micheal Webster
Russia will take all of Europe even though it is just a pile of dust
4X10S
Ouch whole NATO & Murica against Russia?
China entered the chat
America has left the chat
Jone Army
To invade Europe best way is to first weaken it from inside. Put one or two main leaders to open the borders and let the economy go down, social problems grow and people fighting against each other.


Easiest way is to bring millions islamist to europe, that will divine countries inside. For that you need to help some Russia lovers in lead, like ex communist Merkel from DDR, where also Putin served in his KGB times in Stasi.


After europe is egde of civil war it`s easy to take. Just look France...
Mikania
Rip Russia
Aftar rec
Catch a dislike and a complaint for inciting hatred.
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