Question by : Will Russian Siberians (Sibiryak) declare independence for Siberia from Muscovite rule?
They are always neglected and impoverished but all their oil, gold, timber, etc. wealth goes to the west of Russia.
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Answer by Mencken
Independence is no solution in a global capitalist economy. All independence does is insure that the capitalist powers will swoop in to rape your nation. Africa is the perfect example. It was divided by the western imperialists into dozens of small nations which were then impotent and easy to rape and loot. But Africa is a very rich continent. Were it a single nation, it would be the most powerful nation in the world and foreign capital wouldn’t be impoverishing Africans by looting all of their wealth.
What we have learned over and over again (and what Libya and Gaddaffi learned most recently) is that there can be no nationalist solution to imperialism. The only solution is for the global working class to organize and take state power and the subsequent reorganization of the global economy on the basis of planned production and socialism.
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