Quote Originally Posted by lakedaemonian View Post
It's a bit late now that's for sure.
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Switzerland has managed VERY well over the years via consistent national effort and easily defensible terrain.

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And so have Sweden and Finland.

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They have both performed very well living in the middle ground.
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Finalnd was not so fortunate at the beginning of WW II, and neither were the Baltics and Poland.

Although Poland had been dominated by Austria, Germany and Russia for centuries, hardly anyone there fears the first two of these.

I think there is a reason for that !

Does Russia have a rational fear of attack from Poland?

It is not practical to craft policy around irrational fears.