Quote from : Wikipedia : Puppet State
The term puppet state (also puppet government, marionette government) describes a nominal sovereignty controlled effectively by a foreign power.
The term refers to a government controlled by the government of another country like a puppeteer controls the strings of a marionette.
A puppet state has also been described as an entity which in fact lacks independence, preserves all the external paraphernalia of independence, but in reality is only an organ of another state who has set it up and whose satellite it is.
Originally posted by PETROLCOIN
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
I agree with everything you said here. I forgot to mention the Vatican in my post, but I am of the same belief as you that Rome never did fall and their role in world affairs is still a major one.
I, too, would like a puppet state to run! Want to start one together?!?! We can build our own clubhouse and everything! No girls allowed! WE CAN BAKE COOKIES OMGZ!
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
I believe Rome never went out of existence, and following the Treaties backwards, you find very startling and conclusive evidence of this.
Originally posted by zorgon
Well Since I already have the Crown... seems I am the obvious choice here...
As your King I will use those wasted TRILLION that the current regime cannot account for to provide FREE BEER to everyone
Quote from : Wikipedia : Golden Crescent
The Golden Crescent is the name given to one of Asia's two principal areas of illicit opium production, located at the crossroads of Central, South, and Western Asia.
This space overlaps three nations, Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan, whose mountainous peripheries define the crescent, though only Afghanistan and Pakistan produce opium, with Iran being a consumer and trans-shipment route for the smuggled opiates.
Quote from : Wikipedia : Golden Triangle
The Golden Triangle is one of Asia's two main illicit opium-producing areas.
It is an area of around 367,000 square miles (950,000 km2) that overlaps the mountains of four countries of Southeast Asia:
Myanmar (Burma), Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand. Along with Afghanistan in the Golden Crescent and Pakistan, it has been one of the most extensive opium-producing areas of Asia and of the world since the 1920s.
Most of the world's heroin came from the Golden Triangle until the early 21st century when Afghanistan became the world's largest producer.
The Golden Triangle also designates the confluence of the Ruak River and the Mekong river, since the term has been appropriated by the Thai tourist industry to describe the nearby junction of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar.
Originally posted by SpartanKingLeonidas
Your thread about the U.S. Space Command might be something towards a Puppet Planet leadership.
Originally posted by PETROLCOIN
The basis of this thread - unless I have mis-read the original post - is under the assumption that a puppet state does not already exist in the world. Obviously this subject is a matter of opinion, as none of us are privy to the facts necessary to prove one way or the other the existence of a puppet state.
In my opinion, there are puppet states which already exist and have been in play since the conclusion of World War II. It is my belief that there are three main players which have been and are being used as "puppet states". However, they are not controlled by a foreign government, but a foreign entity - a cabal of special interests, so to speak.
I see these three "puppet states" as the United States, Israel, and China.
The United States, ever since the inception of the Federal Reserve, has been used as a tool of war for the theft of natural resources, the profiteering of the military industrial complex, and the overthrow of governments and destruction of nations which do not surrender their sovereignty and independent economies to the international banking elite.
Israel, since it's creation, has been used to stir tensions in an oil-rich region and divide the region and the world on social issues such as the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land as well as light a fire under the religious differences between the Jews and Muslims. Israel has been a consistent violator of human rights and guilty of war crimes, yet "somehow" have managed to escape repercussions.
China, ever since World War II, has rapidly transformed itself from a subordinate, weak nation to a world superpower. China has successfully combined the use of a communist-dictatorship government with a capitalistic-style economy. Their thriving economy and rapidly improving military will be used to assert further dominance in the region in the years to come. Their internal system of control of political opposition, constant surveillance of civilians, suppression of civil liberties, and instillation and use of Draconian laws reveals that China is nothing but an experiment that the elite are running to demonstrate to the world how society will be micromanaged under the imminent world dictatorship.
I am quite sure more puppet states exist in the world than these, but they are of the stronger nation exerting it's power on a weaker nation nature, and thus, not as important on the global stage as the puppet states which are controlled by an entity which has no borders and no identity.