What makes for national power? Students in my "Mission Possible: Global Issues, Leadership Choices" classes quickly learn that it's a mix of factors, but one of the most important is economic might. This map demonstrates why although Russia might be an important regional power (and spoiler), its military and the size of its territory and population are not sufficient to make it a global power: the economic output of Russia is roughly equivalent to the area of Western Europe shown in red (effectively the Benelux countries). merchantmachine.co.uk/russian-in-western-europe/
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