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  • Democrocernus

    1st. Greece needs to return to a confederacy of city-states
    practicing direct democracy and earth first principles with a
    green-communist/socialist economy–independent of Europe.

    Greece needs to reach out to Italy and Spain and other Med countries–to
    form a Med economic treaty organization–or even a union. The med
    countries are basically in the same boat and have a similar culture with
    a cultural taproot. It makes more since–same language roots, same
    historical roots, same economical roots. There is no reason for them to
    be united with Germanic language groups and economic cultures in the
    north–its a wholly different culture in the north.

    Cyprus, Malta,
    Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy, the Balkans, the Canaries, the
    Azores–and then reach out to Iceland the Scandinavian countries to from
    another trade partnership.

    A confederacy of med city-states and
    nation-states under a green umbrella government. there are numerous
    ways to go about it, but it seems to me a Med Union is the most natural
    future. With an established protectionist policy–the med trading zone.
    and build trade alliances with Egypt, Palestine, Turkey, Black Sea
    nations (Russia, Georgia, Crimea (the Crimean Union of Eastern Ukraine),
    Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Ethiopia, (not Israel, a rogue terrorist
    nation) The MED Trading Federation. If Northern Europe or America or
    Africa or Asia wants to pass through the pillars and trade they must go
    through the MED Union and trading federation–on Mediterranean terms.
    The capital would be in Athens. With the trading federation
    headquarters in Sicily or Malta, with customs ports in the Canaries and
    Azores. And Gibraltar, the Azores, the Canaries would be defense posts.

    It is a natural state–the Mediterranean union. It would not be hostile
    to N. Europe or Americas; on the contrary it would be allies, but trade
    would be on med terms–not NATO and the bankers of Orwell’s Oceania.

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